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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Ice Cream Sundae Day!
Ice cream sundaes—which are ice cream desserts with one or more scoops of ice cream with sauces or syrups, often with other toppings such as fruits, maraschino cherries, nuts, sprinkles, and whipped cream—are enjoyed on National Ice Cream Sundae Day. The "classic" ice cream sundae has vanilla ice cream topped with a flavored sauce or syrup, such as chocolate or strawberry, as well as whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Some variations of the sundae include the banana split, knickerbocker glory, turtle sundae, and tin roof sundae. Sundaes are also often topped with heated sauces or syrups such as hot fudge, butterscotch, and caramel.
There are a few stories as to how and where ice cream sundaes got their start. One says they got their start in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, in 1881. There, George Hallauer ordered an ice cream dish at Ed Berner's soda fountain. His dish gained popularity, and other nearby fountains began serving it. It was George Giffy, who owned a fountain in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, who decided to serve it only on Sundays—hence the name it received.
Another story says that in Evanston, Illinois, in the 1890s, moralists were speaking out against drinking soda water on the Sabbath. In response, confectioners decided to create "Sundays," which had ice cream and flavored syrups instead of soda water. Another early name for the dessert was "Soda-less Soda." In order to remove any connection to the Sabbath, "Sundays" eventually became known as "sundaes."
Other cities have claimed to be the originator of the ice cream sundae, including Ann Arbor, Michigan; Ithaca, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; and Washington, D.C. No matter where they were created, they were wildly popular by the turn of the twentieth century and were served in dishes shaped like tulips that became known as sundae glasses. Around this time, many variations of the ice cream sundae were created as well.
https://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/2019/07/tyus-battle-makes-his-nba-summer-league-debut-with-the-minnesota-timberwolves.html (PS; Carlson)
Former Syracuse star Tyus Battle made his NBA Summer League debut with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, going scoreless in 14 minutes.
The game showcased some of the challenges Battle will face in jumping to the NBA, where he almost certainly won’t be operating as a primary scorer with the ball in his hands. Rather than operate as a primary scoring option, Battle will need to show he can shoot the ball efficiently and defend at a high level.
On Sunday, Battle missed both his shots, committed two turnovers and had one assist. He grabbed one rebound and finished +11 in Minnesota’s 90-66 win over Atlanta.
Minnesota was led by a pair of second-year wings. Shooting guard Josh Okogie scored 15 points, while small forward Keita Bates-Diop had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Battle, who went undrafted after his junior season at Syracuse, is playing with Minnesota after signing an Exhibit 10 contract with the team. That type of contract is a one-year deal for the league minimum. It also makes Battle eligible for a bonus if he is cut by Minnesota but signs with and spends 60 days on the team’s G-League affiliate. Minnesota can also convert the contract to a two-way deal if it wants to retain Battle’s rights.
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https://insidetheloudhouse.com/2019/07/07/syracuse-basketball-clippers-forms-super-team-featuring-sus-oshae-brissett/ (itlh; Esden Jr)
Former Syracuse basketball star Oshae Brissett has joined an NBA super team. Here are the details and how OB performed in his NBA Summer League debut.
With all our powers combined we have a brand new NBA super team featuring Kawhi Leonard (reigning NBA Finals MVP), Paul George, and of course former Syracuse basketball standout Oshae Brissett.
Eh, close enough.
While Kawhi and PG13 are absolute locks to make the roster for the Los Angeles Clippers, the path isn’t so clear for Oshae.
https://chopchat.com/2019/07/07/fsu-alums-dwayne-bacon-shines-summer-debut-charlotte-hornets/ (chopchat.com; Parker)
Dwayne Bacon had quite an opener for the Hornets in the first game in Las Vegas on Friday, putting up a monster night against Golden State.
While there has been plenty of attention from the FSU basketball fanbase paid toward the NBA’s summer league games taking place this week, much of his has to do with the duo of Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann playing for the Los Angeles Clippers – and not as much with Dwayne Bacon, who is entering his third summer with the Charlotte Hornets.
After at least the first game, that all might need to change after Bacon put in work in the opening game against the Golden State Warriors – and left the court in Las Vegas leading his team to a win over the summer league team representing a team that has won three of the last five championships in the NBA.
It isn’t just the fact that the Hornets got the victory on Friday in their opener, but the fact that Dwayne Bacon was the man of the day with a total of 25 points – including three big time three pointers – that helped pace a 93-85 victory that might not seem like a lot to some people, but made sure to put Bacon’s name in the spotlight.
.@BaconDwayne1000 making it look too easyyyyy #HornetsSummerpic.twitter.com/gP5aEEbguN
After the game, Bacon spoke with the media about his big night and – in typical fashion that those who covered him during his time with the Seminoles will remember – was very humble about his big day in the gym that helped pace a big win for the Hornets.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/How-Ky-Bowman-went-from-an-Alabama-football-offer-14077931.php (sfchronicle.com; Letourneau)
In mid-May, when Ky Bowman arrived at his only draft-combine interview, he expected a quick process: handshakes, generic basketball questions, goodbyes.
What he got was a personal conversation that left him teary-eyed. For more than 30 minutes, Bowman told Warriors officials about his two biggest motivations: an older brother whose mistakes quashed a promising athletic career, and a mother who took days off from her jobs at Subway and Walmart to drive Bowman 2½ hours one way to AAU practice.
“It was pretty emotional,” Bowman said of his interview with Golden State. “Just talking about my love for my family, it just got me.”
When Bowman went undrafted last month, Warriors general manager Bob Myers knew Golden State needed him on the roster. The passion in Bowman’s voice that afternoon in Chicago had told Myers all he needed to know.
City of Syracuse begins converting streetlights to LED lights (cnybj.com; Reinhardt)
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh says a contractor has started changing the city’s current streetlights to “more efficient streetlights that deliver better quality lighting” for neighborhoods.
As planned under the City of Syracuse’s acquisition of its citywide streetlight network, crews have started replacing all streetlights in the city with new LED (light emitting diode) lighting fixtures, Walsh’s office said in a Wednesday news release.
Workers will be moving through the city, from south to north, covering all neighborhoods beginning with initial installations this week. They will change about 3,000 lights per month “during good weather.” Work will continue until winter, resume in spring 2020, and finish by the end of the 2020 construction season.
When the replacement work is done, the city will have “better, more consistent lighting city-wide, and will realize significant operational cost savings,” Walsh’s office contends.
“This project is one of the ways we are taking control of our future. With ownership of our street light network, we can reap the benefits of energy saving LED lights. The new lights and lower maintenance costs are expected to save about $3 million a year, more than covering the cost of the acquisition,” Walsh said. “Even better, the lights will deliver better quality, more reliable lighting for neighborhoods. This will mean more lights working, fewer outages, and fewer maintenance visits.”
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/your-hometown/2019/06/04/endicott-your-hometown (Spectrumlocalnews.com; Briga)
It's a phrase once spoken by hundreds of immigrants a day, seeking a new life in Endicott: Which way EJ?
In the early 20th century, the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory, provided more than 20,000 people with jobs — many of them immigrants from southern and eastern Europe.
"They created an atmosphere of confidence. They created an atmosphere of safety," said Endicott Mayor John Bertoni.
"Many immigrants came here, found a home and found work immediately. It promoted opportunity," said Jacqueline Tedesco, Endicott Visitor Center director.
As a kid, I spent many summers at Sertoma Field in the Northside Park — one of the many parks donated by then co-owner of the EJ Factory, George F. Johnson.
Johnson implemented the first 40-hour work week in the nation, even providing housing for his employees.
"There's no doubt he recognized the need for family togetherness. There [were] parks, everything was free," Bertoni said.
"The homes were built for the down payment of a dollar that are still existing, that are still sought after, the medical, medical far before the country got into the big medical deal, they had it here. They had it here and it was free," Tedesco said.