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Aug 15, 2011
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Morse code uses a unique series of dots and dashes, called "dii and dah", for each letter of the alphabet, and the numbers 0 thru 9. Long before the invention of radios and cell phones, operators used telegraph machines to send messages in morse code. On the receiving end, the morse code is translated back into alphabetic characters and numbers to form the message. The message allowed for instant, coast to coast communication of information over telegraph lines. Once radios arrived, morse code continued to be a major means of communications. Morse code was in use in the military, ham radios and other means of communication for decades.

Morse code is in danger of disappearing as a means of communications. As of 2007 , knowledge of morse code is no loner a requirement for a ham radio license.

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Syracuse basketball’s 2021-22 schedule: ACC will continue with 3-year plan (PS; $; Waters)

In early 2019, the ACC unveiled a three-year plan for the league’s basketball schedule, including the jump from 18 to 20 conference games.

The ACC’s matrix plotted out the home-and-away games for each of the league’s 15 teams for the next three years, beginning with the 2019-20 season.

Despite the coronavirus’ impact on the 2020-21 schedule, which included several postponements and cancellations and almost all games played in empty or near-empty arenas, the ACC will stick to its 3-year plan next year.

Thus, the 2021-22 season will mark the final year of the ACC’s 3-year matrix.

Last season, Syracuse was scheduled to play Louisville both home and away, but had both games against the Cardinals postponed. The schools weren’t able to make up either game.

Syracuse also lost a home game against Florida State and a road game at Wake Forest off its original schedule.

SU among top 8 schools for Class of '22 center Donovan Clingan (PS; $; Waters)

Donovan Clingan, a 7-foot-1 center and one of the top recruits in the Class of 2022, announced his final eight schools on Monday.

Syracuse made the cut.

Clingan, who attends Bristol (Conn.) Central High School, announced his trimmed-down list of schools on his Twitter page.

top 8:
— Donovan Clingan (@clingan_donovan) April 26, 2021

Along with Syracuse, Clingan’s Elite 8 includes Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers, Connecticut, Georgetown, Providence and Notre Dame.

Syracuse was the first school from a power conference to offer Clingan a scholarship. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim extended the offer in August of 2019 after Clingan had attended SU’s Elite Camp.

Clingan has remained a key target on Syracuse’s radar ever since.

Syracuse Basketball: New commit Kamari Lands is no longer five stars (itlh; Adler)

When Syracuse basketball landed a verbal commitment from elite 2022 wing Kamari Lands not too long ago, myself and many other Orange fans were pumped about the fact that Lands was rated as five stars by one of the main recruiting services.

For some ‘Cuse fanatics, recruiting rankings mean nothing at all. For me, these ratings provide context for my stories, but I don’t believe that recruiting rankings are the only way to decipher if a high-school prospect will prosper at the college level.

Still, once Lands pledged himself to the Orange, I got all excited by the fact that Syracuse basketball could say it had five-star prospects in both its 2021 and 2022 classes, given the commitments by talented forward Benny Williams and Lands, respectively.

The 6-foot-8 Williams, a senior at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., remains a five-star player, according to several recruiting Web sites, as he prepares for his freshman stanza on the Hill.

The 6-foot-8 Lands, though, is not a five-star prospect in the 2022 cycle any longer, at least not for the time being. Previously, Lands was five stars and No. 19 overall in his class, per ESPN.

ESPN has updated its national rankings for the 2022 class, and Lands is now four stars and No. 25 across the country. To be fair, he is the highest-rated 2022 prospect at the four-star level, so does this drop in the rankings really mean anything? Not at all.

Syracuse basketball commit Kamari Lands is the first member of the team’s 2022 cycle.

Lands, a junior at Prolific Prep in Napa Valley, Calif., can suit up at point guard, shooting guard and small forward, according to various media reports.

Each ACC basketball program's highest-ranked 2021 commit (; Calvaruso)

With the fall signing period long in the books and the spring signing period underway, it’s time to take a deeper look at the crop of prospects ascending to the college ranks in the coming weeks months.

2020 was a down year for the ACC on the court, but the conference is primed to bounce back in a big way next season thanks to an influx via the recruiting trail. Duke’s 2021 recruiting class ranks atop the conference, but the Blue Devils are not the only ACC team set to welcome a host of talent into their program next season.

Let’s take a look at the highest-ranked commit in each ACC program’s 2021 recruiting class.

Note: List is subject to change pending the outcome of the spring signing period and decisions of currently uncommitted recruits.

Boston College: Gianni Thompson

High School: Brimmer and May School (Mass.)
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 205 pounds

Pittsburgh: Nate Santos

High School: Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.)
Position: Small Forward
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 205 pounds

Syracuse: Benny Williams

Photo: 247Sports
High School: IMG Academy (Fla.)
Position: Small Forward
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 180 pounds


Destiny USA reveals pandemic’s toll on the mall: plunging rent income and ‘uncertainty’ (PS; $; Moriarty)

Destiny USA’s rent revenues fell by nearly a third in 2020 as the largest shopping mall in New York struggled under the coronavirus shutdown.

A financial statement filed last week shows the mall received $14.6 million less in rents from its tenants last year than it did in 2019.

Carousel Center LP, the Pyramid Cos. entity that owns Destiny USA, reported that it took in $32.2 million in rents last year, down 31.2% from $46.8 million in 2019. has asked Pyramid for comment.

Destiny — one of the largest malls in the nation, with 2.4 million square feet of retail space — was shut down by state order from March until July last year because of the pandemic.

Even after its reopening, many of Destiny’s most popular tenants — entertainment venues and restaurants — remained shuttered or restricted in their operations because of state rules designed to limit the spread of the virus.

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