first_imgSophomore offensive tackle Kristofer Curtis will no longer play football for Syracuse after suffering an injury during the preseason, head coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday.Curtis’ injury was never disclosed, but he spent most of training camp working off to the side at practices with Will Hicks, assistant athletics director for strength performance. With Curtis’ medical history, Marrone said team doctors determined it was best to keep him off the field.“I found out this afternoon, late, we had meetings,” Marrone said, “that our doctors recommended Kris, because of his medical issues, will not be able to play again.”The 6-foot-4, 273-pound Curtis redshirted last season, but he was expected to compete for a starting spot on the offensive line this season.Marrone was waiting to speak to Curtis’ parents before making the announcement, but Curtis tweeted about his future during the Orange’s practice Wednesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I saw Kris just now. I said ‘Kris, why would you do that?’ He said, ‘Coach, I know, I made a mistake, I should’ve came in and spoken to you first,’” Marrone said. “So those things happen with kids and that’s the situation.” Comments Published on August 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgRussia is relying too heavily on tourism from neighbouring nations and is suffering from an inability to attract western travellers, according to new research.Euromonitor International deduced that Russia has developed a poor image overseas, especially in markets such as the United States and western Europe after revealing that the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan accounted for nearly half of all visitors in 2012.Issues surrounding security, infrastructure, bureaucracy and the quality of tourism products on offer were contributing factors to Russia’s poor international image.Positively, inbound tourism arrivals displayed solid growth last year, reaching 26 million.The new research also estimated that Russia will account for an additional eight million overseas trips by 2017.“The predicted growth in Russian outbound traffic is good news for the global industry, but the report shows greater support could be given to its inbound industry, especially to attract tourists form the large markets of the US and western Europe,” Reed Travel Exhibitions director World Travel Market Simon Press said.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Russia is too reliant upon neighbouring tourism.last_img read more