Implants: France recommends removal but UK does not

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Implants: France recommends removal but UK does not by: – December 23, 2011center_img 9 Views   no discussions Globally, it is thought more than 300,000 implants were sold by PIP in the last 12 yearsThe French authorities have recommended that 30,000 women have faulty breast implants removed as a precaution.The government, which says there is no evidence of a cancer link, will cover the cost. The implants by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) were banned last year after they were found to contain a non-medical grade silicone filler. But the UK government ruled out routine removal, saying there was “no evidence” of a safety concern.It is thought some 40,000 British women have the implants.Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: “At the moment we are are in a position where we have no evidence of a link to cancer. “We have no evidence of toxicity, we have no evidence of substantial difference in terms of ruptures of these implants compared to others. “So we don’t have a safety concern that would be the basis for the routine removal of these implants.”The UK medicines watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), has said there is no need for women with PIP implants to have them removed. However, anyone with concerns should contact their surgeon or clinic. The French health ministry said women with PIP implants did not have a higher risk of cancer than women with implants made by other companies, but said there were “well-established risks of ruptures”. Health Minister Xavier Bertrand urged French women to have the implants removed as a “preventive measure,” but said that it was not “urgent.”The corrective surgery will be paid for out of public health funds but the French state will only pay for a new implant if the treatment was done as part of reconstructive surgery following breast cancer. ‘Seek advice’Eight cases of cancer have been reported in women with the implants but the French authorities say these are not necessarily linked to faulty implants.PIP used non-medical grade silicone believed to be made for mattresses, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). This meant the low-cost devices were more likely to split.Of the 30,000 fitted in France, more than 1,000 have ruptured.PIP went into administration last year and the use of its implants was banned. At least 250 British women are taking legal action against the clinics that treated them. “We would have preferred to sue PIP, obviously, but they are bankrupt so they have no money and no assets,” lawyer Mark Harvey told Reuters. More than 300,000 implants are believed to have been sold globally by PIP over the last 12 years in some 65 countries. More than half of its exports went to South America, including to Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. In Brazil, some 25,000 women are believed to have had the implants, the AFP news agency reports. Western Europe was another major market. As well as the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and Ukraine are known to have imported PIP silicon sacs. BBC News Sharelast_img read more

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Ronaldo set to become football’s first billionaire despite pay cut at Juve

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is still firmly on course to become the first ever footballer to reach the $1bn mark. Despite taking a multi-million euro pay cut to help Juventus through the Covid-19 pandemic, the Portuguese superstar will still be raking in the cash this year. Read also: Sex with Georgina is better than career’s best goal, says Ronaldo When Ronaldo does eventually call time on his career – which looks a long way away given his physical condition – though, he will have put himself in a stunning financial situation. He has taken advantage of his enormous football talent in every way possible, making himself the most marketable athlete on the planet and others could learn from his masterful business tactics off the football pitch. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Golf star Tiger Woods and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather are the only other active sportsmen to have reached $1bn. Despite the fact Ronaldo is not the best-paid footballer on the planet in terms of wages – that accolade belongs to Lionel Messi – he earns ridiculous amounts through other ventures. The Juve star has sponsorship deals with Nike, his own underwear brand and a whole host of other advertising projects which bring in a serious amount of money. In a report by Forbes, they declare that Ronaldo earns around £36m-a-year from these ventures alone. The 35-year-old pockets around £53m-a-year from Juventus with bonuses and other contractual agreements factored in, taking him close to £100m-a-year in total. It means that the reported £3.45m pay cut he is taking due to the coronavirus outbreak will hardly impact his financial standing. Ronaldo has also donated around $1.8m to hospitals in his native Portugal to help with their coronavirus efforts. Forbes also confirm in their report that stories of Ronaldo buying an island for his family to self-isolate on before it was safe to return to Italy were completely false. Prior to the footballing action in Italy being postponed, Ronaldo was enjoying another fruitful season on the pitch to go alongside his ventures off of it. The Portuguese superstar has scored 21 goals in just 22 Serie A games in 2019/20 and despite being 35, he looks as good as ever.center_img Loading… Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

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‘Kadiwa on Wheels’ to start rolling in Iloilo City next week

first_imgFarmers associations and cooperativeswho operate the DA-KOICA’s Bayanihan Tipon Centers (BTCs), and the Rice ProcessingCenters (RPCs) from the different provinces will man the mobile market thatwill start operating on March 31. The areas are yet to be determined byAriel Castañeda, chief of the Iloilo City’s Local Economic DevelopmentOffice.  On March 27, the Champion FarmersProgram of Lambunao town, Iloilo generated more than P20,000 sales from sellingmore or less 300 kilograms of lowland vegetables such as ampalaya, pechay,mustard, squash, cow pea, among others.  Majority of the farmers are havingdifficulty in disposing their agricultural produce due to strict quarantinemeasures implemented by the local government units. The DA devised somestrategies to capacitate farmers during this crisis.   “We continue the Kadiwa ni Ani atKita program to help our small and marginal farmers earn in the midst of thiscrisis. In fact, we had already allowed some farmers associations to markettheir produce every Friday at DA-WESVIARC in Jaro,” Solis said.  “At the start, transportation ofagricultural products from the province to the city was restricted due to theenhanced community quarantine. But with the food lane pass issued by DA, we cannow deliver our products from Lambunao freely,” said Ariel Lastica, chair ofthe Champion Farmers Program. He added: “We would like to thankRegional Remelyn Recoter for giving us the chance to sell our products to DAemployees as well as motivating us to produce more. After this crisis, theChampion Farmers Program will have another story to tell that we gainadditional markets at the same time feeding our fellow Ilonggos.” ILOILO City – To keep residents in thiscity inside their homes during the enhanced community quarantine, theDepartment of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas will deploy ‘Kadiwa on Wheels”to sell fresh agricultural produce. Meanwhile, the Kapisanan ng mgaMangunguma sa Patnongon (KAMAPAT) from Antique earned P109,000 from marketing2,500 kilograms of rice, 172 kilograms of  muscovado sugar, 202 kilogramsof mungbean and 600 kilograms of mango.  The Kadiwa on Wheels will operate thriceweekly, according to Solis. The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is set to roll out its ‘Kadiwa on Wheels’ in Iloilo City on March 31. Residents will be able to buy fresh agricultural produce right at their doorstep amid the enhanced community quarantine due to the threat of coronavirus disease 2019. DA-RAFID6 “This is a joint initiative of the DAand city government in an effort to provide nutritious foods to the consumingpublic and at the same time giving marketing opportunities to our farmers,” accordingto Maria Teresa Solis, chief of the DA 6 Agribusiness and Marketing AssistanceDivision. Both farmers groups are BTC operatorsand will likewise be involved in the Kadiwa on Wheels program of DA next week. KAMAPAT president Henry Doliguez said“DA had lessened the burden of our farmers in Patnongon with these marketingopportunities.” As to date, the agency had issued atotal of 3,533 food pass and foodlane pass in the entire region. Food pass arebeing issued to individual farmers or groups to enable unhampered movement ofcargoes, agriculture and fishery inputs, and other food products as mandated inthe Memorandum Circular No. 9 by DA Secretary William Dar. (With a report from DA-RAFID6/PN)last_img read more

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March 24, 2019 Police Blotter

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Stanley E. Allen, 82, Metamora

first_imgStanley E. Allen, age 82, of Metamora, Indiana died Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Veterans Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born January 18, 1937 in Brookville, Indiana he was the son of the late Bleve C. & Edith O. (Burch) Allen.  On May 15, 1992 he was united in marriage to Teresa Wyatt, and she survives.Stanley was employed for many years for Owens Corning Inc. in California, then retiring from Owens Corning in Brookville, Indiana.  After retirement at Owens Corning he began a second Career at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Metamora, where he assisted with operations of the Grist Mill at the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, until his illness forced him to retire completely in July 2019.  In his leisure time he enjoyed farming, gardening and planting trees.Besides Teresa, his loving wife of 28 years, survivors include five children, Morgan Allen of Metamora, Indiana, Matthew (Amanda) Allen of Metamora, Indiana; Lavonne Hall, Duane Allen and Matthew Allen all of Bakersfield, California; three sisters, Jean Ott of Metamora, Indiana, Sharon Rasner of Connersville, Indiana, and Peggy Free of Connersville, Indiana; three brothers, Delbert Allen and Melvin Paul Allen both of Metamora, Indiana and Walter Allen of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren as well as one great-grandchild.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Wireman and Teri Wilson, as well as a brother, Isham Allen.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, with full military honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion to follow at the Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Allen family, to sign the online guest book or send online condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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Teen kills and robs father of two for cellphone and fake necklace

first_imgAuthorities have arrested two teens who reportedly murdered a father of two for his fake gold chain and his cellphone.The incident occurred Monday night at 90 Bahman Ave. in Opa-locka.Authorities say 16-year-old Antione Lynch and his getaway driver 18-year-old Jaquavius Matthews, spotted Omar Alvarez standing in the front yard of his mother’s home wearing a fake gold chain.Lynch approached Alvarez and shot him two to four times in the torso and then stole his gold chain and his cellphone before jumping into a vehicle Matthews was driving. The pair then fled the scene.Both Matthews and Lynch were located and arrested on Thursday after a police investigation.Authorities reported that both suspects confessed the role they played in the robbery and told police where the murder weapon could be found.The two teens now face first-degree murder and armed robbery charges.last_img read more

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6th Colours/Guinness Greatest of the Streets Georgetown zone launched

first_imgSTREET football fans are in for a treat with the Georgetown leg of the Guinness Greatest of Streets football tournament starting on Monday at the National Park tarmac.Into its sixth year, the tournament which will run until December 16 has seen 53 entries, only 32 of which will move forward to the main tournament. Once again the support of Colours Boutique will see teams being uniformed from the start.“Even though it is street football, in some instances it has filled the gap left by the absence of conventional football,” Guinness brand manager Lee Baptiste said, during yesterday’s launch, adding, “Banks DIH under the Guinness brand is committed to bringing constructive social activities to the community.”He said that this is the first of seven regional finals, with legs in West Coast Demerara, West and East Coast Berbice, Linden and Bartica. He also noted that Linden will be a host venue for one night of action in the National Finals with another night at the National Park tarmac.“We are proud co-sponsors of the Guinness Greatest of the Streets football tournament, ‘Colours representative Prianna Damon said.The first round of the tournament will be straight knockout while the round of 16 will be round-robin as in this leg winners will cart off $500 000, second-placers $200 000, third-placers $150 000 and fourth-placers $75 000.According to organiser Troy Mendonca, the change in the tournament was at the request of the sponsors.He added, “When you look at teams putting together a management team and dealing with registration and such, I think that it has created some level of character-building among our people.Meanwhile, special provisions have been made to include those persons who are incarcerated, with Mendonca confirming that they will be in the Georgetown Zone.last_img read more

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Badminton News Badminton star Parupalli Kashyap loses passport in Amsterdam; seeks Sushma Swaraj, PM Modi’s help

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s badminton start Parupalli Kashyap on Saturday sought the help of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after losing his passport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallist was travelling to Odense for the Denmark Open.The Indian men’s singles shutter lost his passport on Saturday night and is now stranded there. Kashyap was supposed to leave for Odense on Sunday for the Denmark open.Stranded in Amsterdam, Kashyap took to micro blogging platform Twitter and sought Swaraj’s help and also tagged Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and president of Badminton Association of India, Himanta Biswa Sarma. “Good Morning Ma’am, I’ve lost my passport at Amsterdam last night. I have to travel to Denmark Open, French Open and Saarloux Open, Germany . My ticket for Denmark is on Sunday, 14th October .I request help in this matter,” Kashyap wrote.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgEx-Blackhawks blueliner Stapleton diesTORONTO (AP) — Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Pat Stapleton has died at 79.The three-time Second Team All-Star was on Canada’s Summit Series squad in 1972 and is alleged to have claimed the puck from Paul Henderson’s series-winning goal over the Soviet Union. He played eight seasons with the Blackhawks from 1956-66 to 1972-73, helping them to Stanley Cup final appearances in 1971 and 1973.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-IOWA-GARZAIowa’s Garza enters draft, keeps college eligibility for nowUNDATED (AP) — Luka Garza heads the latest list of college basketball players who are testing their potential value in the upcoming NBA draft. — The chief executive of the Tokyo Games says he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year because the coronavirus continues to spread in Japan. The country issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus. Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto says “I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not. We certainly are not in a position to give you a clear answer.” The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening set for July 23, 2021, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.— The U.S. Olympic swimming trials have been rescheduled for June 13-20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. The trials were initially scheduled for June 21-28 and are the sole qualifier for U.S. Olympic team, with the top two finishers in each event earning a trip to Tokyo. The original 15-session, eight-day schedule will remain for the rescheduled trials.— Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he and his famous father are both recovering from COVID-19. The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli writes on Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days. The Seminoles lineman wrote he “spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.” Tony Boselli is now back home.— The XFL has suspended operations and laid off its employees. Employees were told of the layoffs Friday during an in-house conference call. The upstart league backed by WWE canceled the remainder of its season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but promised to be back in 2021. The moves have left the league’s future in doubt. The XFL has eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule.— Blake Snell, Juan Soto and Bo Bichette are among the baseball stars switching over to PlayStation with America’s pastime on hold. One player from each of the 30 major league teams has signed on to play a round-robin regular season on the MLB The Show video game with the real season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Snell, a Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay, will face Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett in the opener Friday night. That matchup will air on Snell’s Twitch feed, and other games will be streamed via Twitch and YouTube with MLB Network host Robert Flores providing commentary. Associated Press NHL-KINGS-MACDERMIDLA Kings sign MacDermid to 2-year contract extensionLOS ANGELES (AP) — Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid has agreed to a two-year, $1.75 million contract extension through the 2021-22 season with the Los Angeles Kings.MacDermid has become a regular on the blue line for the Kings this season, getting three goals and five assists in a career-high 45 games. He has scored 13 points with 115 penalty minutes during parts of three seasons with Los Angeles.NHL-STAPLETON OBIT Nationals report 1 positive test, not a playerUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says a non-playing team employee tested positive for the coronavirus and is “on the road to getting better.”Rizzo says no players for the reigning World Series champions have shown any symptoms of COVID-19 at any point and so no one has been tested. He said the team’s medical staff checks in each day with every player and staff member.Rizzo said the ailing employee was at the team’s spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, and now is home after his quarantine ended. Rizzo said the employee is fever-free and symptom-free.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic: Iowa’s All-America center has announced he’ll enter the draft process without an agent so he can maintain his college eligibility. Garza was runner-up to Dayton’s Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) for Associated Press national player of the year after becoming the first Big Ten player in 26 years to average at least 26 points per game in conference play.Garza scored a school-record 740 points this season, breaking the program’s 50-year old record.Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander declared for the draft with the option to return to school for his final season of eligibility. Alexander was named to the All-Big East first team after leading the Bluejays with 16.9 points per game. He said Friday he would go through the evaluation process by league executives to determine if he should stay in the June 25 draft or withdrawal by the May 29 deadline.Josh Green is the latest Arizona freshman to declare for the draft, joining Nico Mannion and Zeke Nnaji in leaving early. The Australian-born Green is projected to be a first-round pick after averaging 12 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists during his lone season with the Wildcats. The athletic, 6-foot-6 guard grew up in Sydney before his family moved to Phoenix.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS April 10, 2020 — New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (SOO’-ban) and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans dealing with the isolation and hardships caused by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s NHL Hat Trick Trivia. Subban is the host of the weekly 30-minute show in which contestants will answer up to three hockey trivia questions for prizes, the top one being two tickets to any game next season. Everything is filmed remotely with Subban hosting the show from his living room in Los Angeles, in the house he shares with fiancee and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. Contestants are filmed at their homes and there is a guest player every week.— Basketball’s Sabrina Ionescu, soccer’s Carli Lloyd and swimming’s Katie Ledecky are among the athletes who will help young girls and women stay mentally and physically fit during the coronavirus pandemic. The Women’s Sports Foundation and Yahoo Sports are launching #WeKeepPlaying, a live-stream event on Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT. They’ll join tennis great Billie Jean King and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in taking questions from young athletes and providing tips on resilience and training. Sports broadcaster Cari Champion will moderate the hour discussion, streamed on YahooSports.com.— The defending soccer champions in Belarus have started putting mannequins in the stands as fans stay away from stadiums because of the coronavirus. Dynamo Brest has been selling “virtual tickets” to games. Those give foreign fans the right to have a mannequin with a cut-out photo attached. It comes as fans at many clubs have said they will boycott games because the virus makes going to the stadium too risky. Keeping sports arenas open has been part of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s unconventional approach to the coronavirus. He has said there is no need to close workplaces and public events.NFL-NEWSReport: Brees to join NBC after playing career ends UNDATED (AP) — The New York Post is reporting that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (breez) will join NBC after he retires.The 41-year old Brees will be going into his 20th NFL season this year and is signed through 2021. He is expected to begin as an analyst on Notre Dame games and in the studio for “Football Night in America” before eventually moving into the “Sunday Night Football” booth.In other NFL news:— Former University of Georgia standout running back Todd Gurley has formally agreed to a one-year contract with the Falcons, pending a physical. The framework of the deal was agreed to on March 20, less than 24 hours after Gurley was released by the Rams, and finalized this week. He was one of the NFL’s top running backs with the Rams and says he has no doubt he can still meet that standard. — The Cowboys have signed cornerback Saivion Smith, adding the former XFL player about the same time the spring league announced it was suspending operations. Smith played for Houston, which was the only undefeated team in the XFL when the league stopped playing last month after five games because of the new coronavirus outbreak. Smith led Alabama with three interceptions in his only season in 2018. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

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Michigan coach Beilein searches for 1st-career win against Syracuse, Boeheim’s complex zone

first_imgJohn Beilein ran through the schools in rapid fire: West Virginia, Canisius, Richmond. Three different coaching stops in Beilein’s journeyman career, all of which had several capable 3-point shooters to attack Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone.But every time the two head coaches have faced each other – nine occasions to date — the result was the same. Boeheim went home with a win.Beilein will try to solve the Syracuse zone for the 10th time on Saturday, as he hopes to guide his Michigan team to the national title game while earning his first win against Boeheim in the process. The two coaches participated in a teleconference Monday, and the majority of the questions focused on how the Wolverines match up against the 2-3 puzzle that has been unsolvable so far in the NCAA Tournament.Beilein said Syracuse’s length is “never a good matchup for any team,” and Boeheim said Michigan is the “best offensive team in the country.” Which statement is truer won’t be proven until Saturday.“Offensively, they’re by far the biggest challenge we’ve had this year,” Boeheim said in the teleconference. “We played some really good teams, but we haven’t played anybody as good offensively as Michigan.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s a major statement considering Syracuse has played Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, three times this season and knocked off Indiana in the Sweet 16. But Michigan’s lineup — a balanced, shooter-heavy unit with an emerging post player inside — appears to have the weapons needed to decode Boeheim’s cryptic, trademark zone.Trey Burke, Michigan’s All-American point guard, spearheads a perimeter unit in which “each one of those guys can score 20 points in a night,” Boeheim said. Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas join Burke on the outside, all of whom have scored 20 points in at least one game during the NCAA Tournament.The key, though, has been the emergence of freshman big man Mitch McGary. His season averages of 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game are strong for a first-year player, but in the tournament, he has ascended to another level.Through Michigan’s four wins, McGary has averaged more than 17 points per game and been a force down low.“Now their freshman center, McGary, has really stepped up,” Boeheim said. “They’re a different team with his presence inside. He’s now in some games dominant.”On the outside, Michigan seems to have the team to attack the zone well. Whether that is the case on Saturday is a different story.Boeheim said this is the best zone defense he has ever had at Syracuse, with athletic and lanky players at every position and a handful of capable shot blockers. Through four games in the NCAA Tournament, the Orange has allowed an average of 45.8 points per game.Marquette, a team that scored 74 points against Syracuse during the regular season, could not even reach 40 in the Elite Eight.“It’s the same great defense,” Beilein said. “The names change, the personnel and their abilities stay the same. Except the one thing that I’ve seen is that at some times, they’re more shot blocking. And other times, like right now, this is a great steal team. They get their hands on things.”Beilein said he was glad his team had almost a full week to prepare for the zone defense, a luxury Indiana and California were not afforded. Even still, Syracuse players have said that period of time is insufficient. The length and activity cannot be simulated, they say, unless one can match their personnel.And this year, no one can.With a pair of guards standing 6 feet 4 inches and 6 feet 6 inches on the perimeter, Syracuse is able to disrupt an opponent’s offense even before it gets into a set play. The result is countless steals, tipped passes and deflections that cause turnovers and lead to transition opportunities the other way.If Michigan is going to combat that activity, Beilein said his team must make the rare open looks it gets. There won’t be many, he said, which is why knocking them down is crucial.No team has done it yet, but Michigan is perhaps the most equipped. On Saturday, one of the nation’s best offenses will try to solve perhaps the most confounding defense in the country.“It certainly has withstood the test of time,” Beilein said. “And Jim continues to work at it and tweak it in different ways.” Comments Published on April 2, 2013 at 12:45 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Related Stories Boeheim, Beilein rekindle CNY history in Final Fourcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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