BLOG: Shell Cracker Plant a “Game-Changer” for Pennsylvania’s Economy By: Governor Tom Wolf Energy, Innovation, The Blog This week’s announcement that Shell Chemical will proceed with building a ‘cracker’ plant in Western Pennsylvania is a game-changer – both for the region and the commonwealth as a whole.When I speak with industry leaders inside and outside of Pennsylvania, the message is consistent — getting Pennsylvania natural gas to market is too difficult. And that creates a real problem because taking gas out of the ground is only as good as that gas can get to market.The new cracker plant in Beaver County will make plastics from gas extracted in Pennsylvania and help attract industries that use these natural gas byproducts for their products and services. Our investment in making this project a reality will pay dividends for Western Pennsylvanians now and for future generations to come.The success of this project is part of a much-needed, longer term plan to translate our abundant resources to make Pennsylvania a leader in downstream production. The commitment of the Shell cracker plant in Western Pennsylvania is an important step toward this goal. This would be the first major U.S. project of its kind built away from the Gulf Coast region in the last two decades and provide significant benefits to current and future manufacturers in Western Pennsylvania.The commonwealth engaged the company with the goal of creating jobs, spurring economic development, and taking the next steps to connect the energy industry with long-term, sustainable economic growth.My administration is committed to creating jobs in the energy industry through responsible, well-regulated extraction and long-term, creative industrial growth.We have worked to develop strategies for safe and responsible pipeline development that brings resources to markets and facilities and we have prioritized the Shell plant to show the world that Pennsylvania is a leader in energy manufacturing and downstream production.I commend the work of Republicans and Democrats who fought tirelessly to make this project a reality. This was an all hands on deck effort for state government – from the last administration to mine, a lot of effort from the Departments of Community and Economic Development and Environmental Protection ultimately led to Shell’s final decision.There is no doubt in my mind that Shell’s decision comes not just because of the rich resources available in the region, but because the consistent and constant partnership of local and state officials who supported the project along the way.This is a big thing for Beaver County, and it is the biggest investment made in Pennsylvania since World War II. This is not just another manufacturing facility we were fortunate enough to land. This could lay the foundation for a whole new industry.I look forward to working in a bipartisan way to grow this industry in way that bolsters the economy and protects the environment in Western Pennsylvania and across the commonwealth. June 09, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
INTRO: On July 27 Toronto Transit Commission officially opened its Spadina Avenue light rail extension. William D Middleton was there Chinese dragon dancers, a festival atmosphere the length of lower Spadina Avenue and an estimated 32000 riders were all at hand when the Toronto Transportation Commission celebrated the opening of its Spadina Avenue light rail line (RG 8.97 p502) on July 27. In a curious inversion of what was probably said almost 49 years earlier when the Spadina streetcar line was replaced by buses, politicians at the ribbon-cutting ceremony extolled the advantages of forward-looking light rail over the motor bus.From its northern terminal at Spadina station on TTC’s east-west Bloor-Danforth subway, the new line extends 3·65 km southwards along Spadina Avenue to Queens Quay, where it joins the 2·1 km Harbourfront line that opened in 1990. The two lines form a new route between Spadina and Union Station subway stations with 17 stops in the ethnic neighbourhoods and fashion district along thriving Spadina Avenue, and the fast-growing residential, commercial and recreation activities of the Harbourfront district along Queens Quay. Construction of the Spadina line began in December 1992 and cost C$104·5m, well below the original budget of C$141m due to depressed conditions in the construction industry. Boosting capacityOperating mainly on a reserved right-of-way down the centre of Spadina Avenue, light rail vehicles have increased capacity and introduced faster and more reliable service to what was a busy bus corridor through a heavily-congested distict. Spadina Avenue itself has been upgraded with a rebuilt roadway, wider pavements, new parking bays, public art and extensive landscaping. Street congestion at the intersection of Spadina Avenue and West Bloor Street, the line’s northern terminal, has been avoided by building a 685m underground loop that takes the light rail line into the subway station. A similar underground loop between Queens Quay and Union Station is part of the earlier Harbourfront line.Initial daily ridership over the new route is expected to average 32000, with ample capacity for growth expected as development of the district continues. While TTC originally planned procurement of a 100% low- floor vehicle for this and other routes, the programme has been deferred indefinitely, and the Spadina line is being operated with standard Canadian LRVs.Further expansionFurther expansion of Toronto’s light rail system now seems likely following approval by the TTC board in June of an 0·8 km extension along Queens Quay to connect with the existing Bathurst Street line, at a cost of C$13m. Extending from the Bloor-Danforth subway’s Bathurst station to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds, the Bathurst line presently provides the only rail link to this popular exhibition venue, which has recently expanded with the development of a World Trade Centre. The new link would permit additional light rail services to the CNE grounds from Union Station and Spadina subway station. Although the project is not expected to be approved by the newly expanded regional council until next year, TTC hopes to go forward with the link as soon as possible.Work is already proceeding on the only other TTC rail expansion project likely to be completed in the foreseeable future, the five-station 6·4 km Sheppard subway that will extend east from Sheppard station on the north-south Yonge subway to Don Mills Road in the city of North York. Construction began in late 1994 of a 750m cut-and-cover tailtrack structure to the west of the Yonge-Sheppard station. This work is now substantially complete, and early in September twin tunnel boring machines should begin working westward from an access shaft just west of a planned station at Leslie Street. Work should begin later this year on the Leslie station and a crossing of the Don River, with the balance of station construction scheduled to begin in 1998. Systems installation should start in 1999, and the C$875m project should begin operation by mid-2002, with a projected initial ridership of 30 million passengers a year.The Sheppard subway is the only survivor of four projects that were originally included in an ambitious C$2·5bn Rapid Transit Expansion Programme announced by the Ontario provincial government early in 1993. Subsequent funding problems led to decisions during 1995 to delay indefinitely a planned 4·7 km Eglinton West subway, a 5·1 km extension of the Spadina subway, and a 3·1 km extension of TTC’s Scarborough rapid transit line. Given the substantially reduced scope of its expansion programme, TTC has decided not to include in the Sheppard project the transmission-based signalling and platform doors that were initially planned for all four of its subway extensions. oCAPTION: Reflecting an earlier era on Spadina Avenue, one of Toronto’s historic Peter Witt cars was used for the opening ceremony. TTC Chair Paul Christio helped Toronto Mayor Barbara Hall to cut the ribbonCAPTION: Left: At the northern terminus, an underground loop provides interchange with east-west trains on the Bloor-Danforth subway
3 News 20 Oct 2011Hundreds (actually – only 100)of gay New Zealanders descended on Parliament this afternoon in a bid to convince the Government to legalise same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. Currently, same-sex couples can get a civil union but cannot get married and as a couple, cannot adopt children but individually, they can. Today’s protest was organised by Joseph Habgood, president of the Legalise Love campaign, and made its way from Wellington’s civic square, along Lambton Quay and up to Parliament. He says gay marriage is becoming “less and less of a controversial issue” and “recent polling shows six out of 10 New Zealanders support it”. WRONG – more oppose than support – read our research poll (under ‘Issues’)…Labour MP Maryan Street says Labour, which introduced civil unions when they were last in Government, has unfinished business when it comes to the issue. “We would like to take the public with us on these issues. We think the time is right, the number of young people coming along and picking up these issues shows us that there is a new generation with a different approach to these things. “So as social opinion shifts, we would like to go with that social opinion and lead it if necessary.” Ms Street says she knows Labour’s plans will be met with opposition. “Family First will not agree with us on these matters but when you focus on the care of children and who is best able to provide the best quality care for children, then most New Zealanders get that, they understand that and they don’t polarise into extreme positions,” she says.http://www.3news.co.nz/Pro-gay-marriage-protest-hits-Parliament/tabid/423/articleID/230233/Default.aspx#ixzz1bIsFJI00
LocalNews Cancer Society to have its own office. by: – June 22, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 15 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Plans are afoot for the Dominica Cancer society to have its own office.This will mark another significant achievement for the association since its inception.Secretary of the association Tina Alexander spoke to kairi news about the new plan“We are hoping to have an office and government has agreed to help us rent a house. We are hoping that it would be available for people who are coming down for treatment at the hospital and there will be somewhere for them to stay,” she said.Meanwhile the society will engage in a fund-raising activity this week to help send some patients for treatments overseas.Photo credit: facebook.comDominica Vibes News
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told his side the “fight starts now” for a place in the Champions League next season after suffering a 2-0 smash and grab defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Monday. The Blues had two goals disallowed by VAR reviews and were furious Harry Maguire was not sent-off for an off-the-ball kick out at Michy Batshuayi before he headed in United’s second goal after Anthony Martial’s opener. Lampard cut a frustrated figure as the flaws in both boxes which have seen his side win just four of their last 14 league games were exposed once more against ordinary opposition. “The fight starts now,” said Lampard. “It’s not worth me going on about it now but the reality was there for us to see. “If we’re not going to take chances then we’re not going to win games. When you dominate large periods you have to take your chances.” Victory lifts United up to seventh and within three points of Chelsea in fourth, while fifth could now even be good enough to qualify for the Champions League next season pending Manchester City’s appeal again a two-season ban from European competition. However, even United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he had not been impressed by the visitors’ performance. “When you win 2-0 here you are delighted,” said Solskjaer. “Then again I didn’t think we played well, particularly with the ball in the first half. We were cumbersome, slow, passing wasn’t great but we got the first goal then we hung in there.” Lampard made a bold call before kick-off by again dropping the most expensive goalkeeper in football history, Kepa Arrizabalaga, to the bench in favour of the 38-year-old Willy Caballero. Batshuayi also started with Tammy Abraham ruled out by injury and Lampard’s anger at missing out on a striker in the January window was borne out by a poor night for the misfiring Belgium forward. But the course of the game could have been very different had Maguire not escaped unpunished for kicking Batshuayi after the two collided in front of the dugouts. “I know I caught him and I felt he was going to fall on me and my natural reaction was to straighten my leg to stop him,” said Maguire. Promoted Content5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “I apologised to him and it was nice that the referee saw sense.” – One-way traffic – Chelsea’s sense of injustice increased when Willian was harshly booked for diving as he went down under a challenge from Bruno Fernandes looking for a penalty. United had not made Caballero make a single save before going in front a minute before the break when Martial planted a brilliant header into the far corner from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s cross. There was still time for Batshuayi to miss another chance before half-time when he skewed wide from a narrow angle. The one-way traffic continued at the start of the second period as Mount hit the post and a brave block from Wan-Bissaka deflected Pedro’s goal-bound effort behind. But even when Chelsea did get the ball in the net through substitute Kurt Zouma, the goal was ruled out by VAR for a push on Brandon Williams by Cesar Azpilicueta. Fernandes was unable to make much of an impact from open play in his second United appearance since a £47 million ($62 million) move from Sporting Lisbon. However, the Portuguese international is a huge threat from set-pieces and nearly caught Caballero out with a free-kick that crashed back off the post. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire scored his first league for the club in the Chelsea victory Read Also: UCL: Klopp develops selection headache ahead of Atletico Madrid duel Moments later, Fernandes provided his first assist for the Red Devils with a corner which Maguire powered home. Lampard had seen enough from Batshuayi and handed Olivier Giroud a rare appearance off the bench for the final quarter. The French striker thought he had given Chelsea a lifeline with a near post header, but was ruled offside after a VAR review. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
NAGPUR, India (AFP) – National team skipper Virat Kohli has demanded a greater share of India’s growing cricket wealth for players ahead of contract talks this week, officials said.Top players saw their annual basic deals doubled to $300 000 this year.But the Indian squad, which is due to hold talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in New Delhi tomorrow, wants more after the governing body struck a huge new television deal in September.The BCCI will get $2.5 billion from Rupert Murdoch’s Star India channel to show the Indian Premier League from 2018 to 2022.Player contracts expired on September 30 and salaries are one of the key negotiating points.A senior board official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that “the players want a raise” and that Kohli will lead the talks with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and current coach Ravi Shastri.They will meet BCCI administrator Vinod Rai in New Delhi to discuss pay and the packed cricket calendar which Kohli has also criticised.“It’s always healthy to be transparent and that’s what BCCI is trying to be. Kohli and the players are always welcome to put their point across,” the official said.Rai heads a committee of administrators appointed by India’s Supreme Court to run BCCI affairs and reform the world’s wealthiest cricket governing body.Currently the national squad has three salary grades, with Kohli and other senior players at the top. “We have modified it and have started a process where we consult the players,” said Rai. “We had two rounds of consultation and we will do another one just before the Delhi Test,” Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, added. India start the third Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.Rai has backed Kohli’s criticism of the scheduling of tours and the issue is expected to be discussed at the meeting.Kohli had hit out at BCCI, ahead of the second Test in Nagpur, for better planning of tours, especially ahead of an important series in South Africa starting in January.India will finish their home series against Sri Lanka on December 24 with the third Twenty20 before leaving for South Africa on December 28. Kohli is to be rested for the one-day games against Sri Lanka.They are to play a two-day warm-up match starting December 30 before taking on the Proteas in the first Test from January 5.
Published on April 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm Contact Tomer: email@example.com | @tomer_langer No. 7 Syracuse (5-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) lost its third straight game in a 17-7 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame (7-1, 2-0) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. It’s the first time since 2007, a season in which the Orange finished with a losing record, that the SU has lost three in a row. Syracuse never led in the game.Here are three observations from the contest.On targetNotre Dame came into Saturday’s game with a shooting percentage of 28.2, which was second to last in the conference. But the Fighting Irish ratcheted up the efficiency on Saturday in its dominating win.In the first half, Notre Dame scored nine times on 18 shots, including a hat trick for Matt Kavanagh that came in a span that lasted a little bit more then two minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange only scored consecutive goals once the entire game, and that came early in the third quarter. But Notre Dame responded to that and ended the quarter with its largest lead of the game to that point, up 14-7.Notre Dame forced SU head coach John Desko to pull goalie Warren Hill early in the fourth quarter after he struggled mightily, but backup Evan Molloy still conceded three goals in the quarter.Join the clubAfter going through the first period without a point, senior attack Dylan Donahue walked over to the far side of the field as SU was starting the quarter on a man-up opportunity. Thirteen seconds later, he took a pass from Sergio Salcido and rifled in a goal to make it 5-3.The goal was Donahue’s 200th career point. He’s the 17th player in program history to reach the plateau. It also extended his streak of consecutive games with goals to 33. Donahue joined the records book on the day Syracuse honored the program’s 100th anniversary.Hello, GoodbyeNick Piroli returned to the field for a couple of possessions midway through the third quarter. It’s the first game he’s played in since the season-opening win against Siena after missing the last six due to a lower-body injury. He didn’t record any stats in the game.Later in the third quarter, senior midfielder Tom Grimm went down on the ground after it looked like his knee buckled. He crawled a little bit before managing to hobble off the field. He didn’t return to the game after. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
In the next 10 years, Syracuse will contend for a New Year’s Six bowl. Even I had a hard time talking myself into writing that. Ten years ago, when Zach Berman, then-assistant sports editor at The Daily Orange, made the same argument, he leaned on the fact that SU was in a Power 5 conference.The reason SU can do it this time is simple: It has a seemingly competent coach. Head coach Dino Babers runs a next-level spread offense, and Babers has proven himself as a recruiter. In his first full class, Babers reeled in the second player Syracuse has ever had ranked in the ESPN 300 and the first player SU has had ranked in the ESPN 150.It doesn’t really matter if ESPN150 quarterback prospect Tommy DeVito pans out because his recruitment creates a perception that Syracuse is growing beyond its long-term futility. In all likelihood, the now-high school senior will redshirt a year behind Eric Dungey and then spend his redshirt freshman year behind the current SU signal-caller.By then, SU will have already built two recruiting classes — Babers said it’ll take two or three classes to fill out the roster to where he wants it — and parsing out perception and reality for one player won’t make much of a difference. The larger point: Syracuse will be a better program for it. As long as Babers doesn’t see a better opportunity elsewhere (that’s not impossible, both Texas and Baylor could put “Hiring Now” signs in their respective windows at the end of this season) he should be at Syracuse for a minimum of three years and likely longer if the team can get back to a bowl game this season.Competing for a New Year’s Six bowl likely means being one of the top 16 teams in the country, a place Syracuse hasn’t been since finishing No. 14 in 2001. Getting back to a bowl game would probably be a sizable feat at this point.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough he inherited a program whose foundation has been crumbling for years, Babers has pushed Syracuse to 4-5 this season. That’s something of an accomplishment in itself given the low expectations put on the Orange. Syracuse’s roster has limited talent on defense, spotty talent on offense and injuries on both sides, yet Babers has milked that talent for all it has.Daivon Ellison, who was largely expected to be a rotational player this season, has had the best stretch for a Syracuse defensive back this season between the South Florida game and now. Freshmen Josh Black and Kendall Coleman have played OK with starting minutes at defensive end. Even Colin Byrne, who struggled at times this season, has played decent when you consider these are his first snaps at center.Babers said at the beginning of the season that this would be his toughest rebuild yet. That’s more forethought than a coach readying to leave after a few quick years of success would give. And in fairness to Babers, he has yet to leave a program before he brought it back to where it had been or further.Bowling Green has, however, been both a cautionary tale and a selling point. After Babers left, so did many of his most talented players. Even with some of his team left over, Bowling Green dropped to 2-8 in its first 10 games of the 2016 season, its first without Babers.“The biggest thing you have to remember is in any transition,” Babers said, “you’re changing terminology, you’re changing a style of offense, you’re changing a style of defense, different players coming in and going out, in the transition you may lose people academically. … There’s a lot of reasons why things happen.“I felt like we were in good shape, I’m sure (former SU head coach Scott) Shafer felt like he was in fantastic shape, and as most coaches do when they leave a program, they think they leave it better than they find it, but that’s not for me to judge, you guys can decide that stuff.”As long as Babers stays, the system should work for SU and that will be enough to put the Orange in contention for a major bowl.Chris Libonati is an Asst. Sports Editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ChrisLibonati. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 11, 2016 at 1:38 pm
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 25, 2017 at 10:20 pm Contact Kaci: email@example.com Mary Randazzo neared the middle of the field, looked to her left and passed to a teammate. But Randazzo did not see SU’s Kathy Rudkin cutting across the field. Rudkin deflected the pass and passed the ball downfield.Plays like that helped No. 5 Syracuse (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) beat UMass (1-3), 17-8, Saturday evening in its forth straight blowout of the season. A 5-0 run in the middle of the first half sparked the offense. Eight SU players had multiple points. Despite turning the ball over more than twice its average, SU came away with another easy victory.This marks the first time the Orange have faced the Minutewomen since 2006, when the Orange won at home, 15-9.“It’s always nice to be home in the dome,” said head coach Gary Gait, “and have a very well coached UMass team come in here.”In each of the last three games, Syracuse had long, unanswered scoring runs in the beginning of the first half and the middle of the second half. At most, the Orange scored seven on one run. Against UMass, there was one five-score run in the middle of the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlie Jimerson started SU’s run. She stood directly behind the net, where she caught the ball. She ran around the left side of the net, past a group of Minutewomen and to the front of the goal, where she shot the ball past the goalie’s right hip and into the side of the net. Soon Riley Donahue, Mary Rahal and Nicole Levy, who had two goals, followed with scores.Donahue had one other goal at the beginning of the game, as well as three assists. Her five points led the team. Kelzi Van Atta, Taylor Gait, Neena Merola and Emily Hawryschuk round out the eight.“There’s a lot of different players that got to score,” Donahue said, “and I think that says a lot about the team and how we work well together.”Despite the 17 goals scored and the blowout outcome, the Orange played a game riddled with turnovers. Prior to Saturday’s game, SU averaged 9.66 turnovers a game. In Saturday’s game, they had 25 turnovers. Goalie Asa Goldstock led SU with three turnovers and seven others had two turnovers apiece.For five of UMass’s eight goals, SU had a turnover within one minute of the goal being scored. Still, Syracuse had enough offensive fire power to double its opponent and win by nine.“They’re not all going to play great every single day,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “They’re going to make mistakes, but it’s how they rebound from it and how they focus and prepare for the next game.” Comments
The No. 1 ranked Badgers (8-1-0, 4-1-0 WCHA) faced off against the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-1-1, 5-1-1 WCHA) at LaBahn arena Saturday. Minnesota handed the Badgers their first loss of the season, spoiling the Badgers’ undefeated season as well as snapping a 35 home-game winning streak at LaBahn with a 1–0 victory.The Badgers got off to a shaky start in the first period as they struggled to maintain possession and were often on their heels defensively. Within the first minute of the period, the Gophers fired three shots on goal, all of which were handled by redshirt junior goalkeeper Kristen Campbell.In fact, it was the stunning performance from Campbell that kept the Badgers in the game during the first period. Minnesota organized multiple promising attacks in the opening minutes of the game, including a one-on-one breakaway lead by Minnesota junior Kippin Keller that was effectively quelled by Campbell.Football: Wisconsin shredded 31-17 by NorthwesternInjuries rendered the Wisconsin roster nearly unrecognizable Saturday versus Northwestern, and the Wildcats pounced on the oportunity to shred an Read…The Badgers failed to create a meaningful chance to score even when they went on a power play near the end of the first, recording zero shot attempts during the two minutes. While both teams ended the first with a total of 10 shots on goal, Minnesota placed much more pressure on the Badgers and had much better looks on goal.Momentum noticeably shifted during the second period of the game, as the Badgers began to add meaningful shots on goal to the stat sheet. Sophomore Brette Pettet had two open goal chances at separate points during the second period, but she was unable to gain control over each pass and failed to get a shot off.Once again, the stat line for the two teams was nearly identical. But unlike the first period, Wisconsin was able to place an enormous amount of pressure on the Gophers’ goalkeeper, sophomore Alex Gulstene.Moving into the third period the score remained 0–0, with each team failing to convert on a number of quality chances earlier in the game. Tensions were high in LaBahn as the Gophers had effectively shut down Wisconsin’s high-powered offense up to this point. This close of a contest was virgin territory for the Badgers, as they had scored a minimum of three goals in each of their prior eight games.Women’s hockey: New No. 1 Badgers continue early season dominance against Princeton, move to 8-0-0There’s a new No. 1 in Women’s College Hockey. After an impressive weekend sweep against the visiting Princeton Tigers (0-2-0, Read…The third period got off to a hot start, as Wisconsin went on another power play just 10 seconds after the faceoff. A few opportunities were there for the taking, but the Badgers did not capitalize on any of them.After Campbell managed to impressively save a backhand shot from Minnesota freshman Crystalyn Hengler, redshirt senior Annie Pankowski incurred a tripping penalty seven minutes into the period. Less than a minute later, the Gophers added the first and only goal of the game off of a wrist shot from Emily Brown of the Gophers.Wisconsin created a few chances later in the period, specifically from standout freshman Sophie Shirley with seven minutes left in the game. Unfortunately, none of these chances would come to fruition, and the game ended in a 1–0 victory for Minnesota.The Badgers will get another crack at the Gophers tomorrow at LaBahn, seeking to reignite the offensive weapons that have allowed them to largely dominate their opponents up to this point in the season.