IOM: Emergency health system unprepared for disasters

first_imgJun 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US emergency medical care system is woefully inadequate and unprepared for a pandemic, bioterrorist attack, natural disaster, or other national crisis, three recent reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) conclude.The nation’s emergency care system, the reports say, is overburdened, underfunded, and too fragmented to communicate and cooperate effectively across levels and geographic areas. It has little surge capacity to deal with a disaster. In addition, emergency care staff members are often not adequately trained to respond to large-scale disasters or to work with pediatric patients.The IOM report preceded by 2 days a Department of Homeland Security report that describes major shortcomings in the nation’s general preparedness for catastrophic events such as category 5 hurricanes.Emergency system needs comprehensive help”Unfortunately, the [emergency care] system’s capacity is not keeping pace with the increasing demands being placed on it,” said Gail L. Warden, MHA, in a Jun 14 news release from the National Academies, the IOM’s parent organization.”We need a comprehensive effort to shore up America’s emergency medical care resources and fix problems that can threaten the health and lives of people in the midst of a crisis,” added Warden, chair of the committee that wrote the reports and president emeritus of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.To remedy this situation, the committee that wrote the reports recommends that:Congress appropriate at least $325.5 million toward shoring up the emergency care system—plus funding for readying the system for potential disasters.The emergency care system be “regionalized” so that neighboring hospitals, emergency medical services, and other agencies work together to provide care for all the people in their region.The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) be integrated into civilian disaster planning and management.Guidelines on overcrowding and redirecting ambulances away from packed emergency departments (EDs) be enforced, and coordination and communication between facilities improved.Streamlining tools, such as queuing theory, dashboard systems, and 23-hour observation units, be used to optimize patient treatment and flow.The IOM’s 26-member Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the US Health System convened in September 2003. Its conclusions on problem areas and recommended solutions have just been published as a series of three reports: Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point, Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads, and Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains.Concerning funding, an IOM overall summary of the three documents states, “Perhaps the area in which greater funding is most important is disaster preparedness. To date, despite their importance in any response to disaster, the various parts of the emergency care system have received very little of the funds that Congress has dispensed for disaster preparedness.”In part this is because the money tends to be funneled through public safety agencies that consider medical care to be a low priority. Congress should therefore make significantly more disaster-preparation funds available to the emergency system through dedicated funding,” the summary says.Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point specifies the following preparedness funding priorities:Strengthening and sustaining trauma care systemsEnhancing ED, trauma center, and inpatient surge capacityImproving EMS response to explosivesDesigning evidence-based training programsIncreasing the availability of decontamination showers, standby intensive care unit capacity, negative-pressure rooms, and appropriate personal protective equipmentConducting international collaborative research on the civilian consequences of conventional-weapons terrorismIn addition to asking for more preparedness funding, the IOM committee says Congress should establish a pool of $50 million to reimburse hospitals for uncompensated emergency and trauma care.Also, in the next 5 years Congress should provide $88 million to foster coordination and “regionalization” of emergency care and $187.5 million to address shortcomings in emergency pediatric care, the reports conclude.Regional coordination urgedRegionalization would involve directing patients not to just the nearest medical center, but to the nearest facility in the region equipped to handle patients’ specific needs. It “can improve health outcomes, mitigate overcrowding, and reduce costs,” according to the IOM news release.Regionalization would also eliminate the need for every hospital to maintain on-call services for every specialty, which would help address staff shortages caused by decreasing numbers of specialists willing to take emergency calls, the news release said.Hospital-Based Emergency Care says the VHA is “well positioned to enhance regional response, particularly since its hospitals are required by law to maintain excess capacity.” Therefore, the report says, federal organizations should work with states to integrate the VHA into regional disaster planning.To remedy overcrowding and ambulance diversions, the committee asked that the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) reinstate strong guidelines to reduce crowding, “boarding” patients in halls or exam rooms until beds become available, and diverting ambulances when EDs are overcrowded. It also called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to convene a working group to develop standards to address the situation.Further, the reports note, overcrowding and ambulance diversions are caused by lack of coordination and communication between facilities. Patient admission and transport should be better coordinated across municipalities, the reports conclude.In recommending using queuing theory to help improve efficiency, the committee highlighted its ability to smooth the peaks and valleys of patient admissions, which can eliminate bottlenecks, improve care, and lower costs.The 23-hour observation unit, or clinical decision unit, the reports say, can help ED staff with patient triage, which can help reduce ED crowding. And dashboard systems can help coordinate patient flow.DHS reports on preparedness for catastrophesIn another lengthy report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Jun 16 assessed the nation’s preparedness for catastrophes such as a major terrorist attack or a category 5 hurricane. The assessment included all 56 states and territories, as well as 75 urban areas.The assessment was ordered by President Bush and Congress in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, according to a DHS news release. Last February the agency released a report based on preparedness self-assessments by states and major cities; the new report represents the findings of expert “peer review teams” that visited the states and cities and checked their plans against national standards.Among the key findings in the Nationwide Plan Review for states and urban areas are:Most planning processes are not adequate as defined in the National Response Plan (NRP).A common deficiency in state and urban areas is the absence of a clearly defined command structure.The ability to give the public accurate, timely information should be strengthened.Significant weaknesses in evacuation planning are of profound concern.Resource management is the “Achilles heel” of emergency planning.Among the key findings for the federal government are:Clear guidance needs to be developed on how state and local governments can coordinate operations with federal partners according to the NRP.Collaboration between government and non-governmental organizations should be strengthened at all levels.Federal, state, and local governments should work with the private sector to optimize transportation of people with disabilities before, during, and after an emergency.The federal government should provide leadership, guidance, and resources necessary to build a shared national homeland security planning system.See also:IOM’s “Future of Emergency Care” seriesNational Academies Jun 14 press releaselast_img read more

European rights court faults Russia over website blocking

first_imgEurope’s top rights court said Tuesday that Russian authorities had thwarted freedom of expression by blocking several websites in recent years, including some run by critics of President Vladimir Putin.In four separate cases, the judges ruled unanimously that moves by the telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor “had amounted to interference with the applicants’ right to impart information and the public’s right to receive it.”One of the cases was filed by Garry Kasparov, the former chess champion who has become one of Putin’s most vocal critics. His opposition website kasparov.ru was blocked in March 2014 after prosecutors accused it of promoting “mass disorder or extremist speech,” the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said.Five other applicants alleged unfair or indiscriminate moves to shut down their sites, including Daily Newspaper, a site critical of the government, and a website that explained how to bypass internet content filters.In each case, the court found, “the provisions of Russia’s Information Act used to block the websites had produced excessive and arbitrary effects.”It ordered Russia to pay each applicant 10,000 euros ($11,300) in damages.Kasparov had already won two cases against Russia at the ECHR in 2016, when judges condemned the government for unjustified arrests while attending opposition protests in 2007.Topics :last_img read more

Over 9,300 personnel deployed to secure Jakarta as omnibus law protests enter 2nd week

first_imgWidespread protests erupted across the country after the House of Representatives passed the bill on Oct. 5.Some protests, however, have been marred by violent clashes between protesters and security forces.Meanwhile, civil society organizations have slammed the police for using “excessive force” in managing the demonstrations as pictures of police assaulting protesters and journalists circulated on social media.The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) said it had received at least 1,500 reports on alleged police violence from Oct. 6 to 8 during the planned national strike against the new law, organized primarily by labor unions. (trn) The police also deployed 200 Brimob officers to West Java.Awi added that a joint force of 9,332 policemen, soldiers and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers had been deployed in the capital on Tuesday to enforce security.Read also: ‘We are not yet defeated’: Students condemn govt’s dismissal of jobs law protestsWhile Tuesday’s protest in Jakarta involved several religious groups, the country’s second largest Islamic organization, Muhammadiyah, reasserted that it would not take part in any demonstrations. Instead, it would “focus on handling the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on education, the economy and public health”, Muhammadiyah secretary Abdul Mu’ti said on Monday, as quoted by tribunnews.com. The National Police on Monday deployed around 7,500 Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officers to ensure public safety and security in Jakarta amid continuing protests against the newly passed Job Creation Law, or omnibus law.Several groups, including the hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212), went ahead with their planned demonstrations on Tuesday in Jakarta to demand that the government revoke the omnibus law.“The first deployment of [Brimob officers] arrived in Jakarta on Oct. 5, while the second arrived on Oct. 12. At least 7,500 officers are deployed here,” National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal vow to pay all staff until end of April despite no Premier League football

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Mar 2020 1:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal vow to pay all staff until end of April despite no Premier League football Arsenal will continue paying their staff (Picture: Copa/Getty)Arsenal will continue to pay all of their matchday and non-matchday staff until April 30, despite there being no matches due to the coronavirus crisis.There will be no Premier League football until April 30 at the earliest, leaving football club employees – both part-time and full-time – without work during the pandemic.But Arsenal have made a move to ease the financial concerns of their staff by vowing to pay them all even without matches taking place.Arsenal’s managing director Vinai Venkatesham said in a statement: ‘We are truly grateful for the outstanding efforts of all our staff across the club every day. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘We rely on their tireless service to provide a first-class experience for our fans on matchdays and non-matchdays.‘These are challenging times for everyone, but in particular our casual workers. This gesture is intended to ease their financial uncertainty while football is currently suspended to 30 April 2020. Comment Vinai Venkatesham announced the move (Picture: Getty)‘We are truly grateful for the outstanding efforts of all our staff across the club every day. We rely on their tireless service to provide a first-class experience for our fans, on matchdays and non-matchdays.‘We look forward to welcoming football back to Emirates Stadium as soon as possible.’Arsenal players, meanwhile, will not return to training as was initially planned on Tuesday, although manager Mikel Arteta has recovered from coronavirus.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Palm Cove real estate: Amphora St development increases

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe Block 2019: Tess and Luke win big taking home $730,00000:43SET back from the beach, there is a street in Palm Cove which is a hive of activity.Home to a tourist unit complex, day spa and stand-alone houses, Amphora St is set to change in coming years.But with upscale apartment complex Luxe on Amphora, the tone of the street is already undergoing a metamorphosis.Thomas Baldwin agent Morganne Baldwin said there was “a lot of interest at the moment from developers”.With colleague Carol Thomas, the pair sold 17 Amphora St in five days and neighbouring number 19 before it was even listed.“Both these blocks sold extremely quickly – both to small-scale developers,” Ms Baldwin said. Well-established Cairns real estate agents Carol Thomas and Morganne Baldwin have joined forces to launch a ground-breaking new agency called Thomas Baldwin Boutique Real Estate.“There is also a new apartment block being developed on the corner of Williams Esplanade and Harpa St. We teamed up with Belle Property to sell their penthouse to a long-term client of ours. “The changes are a great dose of buyer confidence for the Cairns beaches and Cairns in general.“Amphora St was rezoned recently to encourage development and since the announcements of Shara and Luxe, people are feeling confident about putting their money into the beachside location.”An approved development application is in place over both 17 and 19 Amphora St to build up to 16 three-bedroom residential units. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe Shara development at 71 Williams Esp represents the first off plan sales in Palm Cove for over a decade and construction is set to commence in late 2019.Number 17 sold for $560,000 and number 19 for $565,000. Both are three-bedroom homes and number 17 was on the market for the first time in almost 30 years.Designed by Nathan Verri, the Luxe on Amphora villas will be finished next year and come with no body corporate burden. Designed over two levels, each villa has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens and their own private swimming pool.Shara is the first off-the-plan apartment sales at Palm Cove for more than a decade and will be home to six high-quality, penthouse-style apartments set within a contemporary complex.Developer Bob Simkin said the apartments provided an “almost unrepeatable opportunity on the iconic esplanade” and more than 50 per cent of the stock had already been sold.There is also the continual development of Argentea bringing developers and buyers into the suburb.last_img read more

Shell picks up Aban jack-up for Brunei work

first_imgAn Aban offshore jack-up rig (For illustration)India’s Aban Offshore has been awarded a five-year contract plus options for one if its jack-up rigs by Shell in Brunei. According to a Friday statement by Deep Drilling 1 PTE. LTD, Aban’s subsidiary, the contract has been entered into for the deployment of the jack-up rig Deep Driller 5 (DD5) offshore Brunei Darussalam.The contract is for a firm period of five years followed by three optional periods of one year each.The statement also said that the deployment is likely to start during the last quarter of calendar year 2017.The Deep Driller 5 rig is of a KFELS Super B Class design built in 2007 by Keppel FELS in Singapore.last_img

Obafemi dreams of emulating Bale,Oxlade-Chamberlain

first_img Loading… ‘He likes sailing,’ the young forward begins. ‘So we went sailing as a team.’ Staff versus players, it was an attempt by Southampton’s manager to build morale and unity among his squad. The staff won, and on this day the prankster gets his way, too. Obafemi’s concentration drifts as outside Nathan Redmond distracts his team-mate with comedic gestures. ‘I’m laughing at him, sorry,’ Obafemi says. In the 19-year-old’s short senior career, Redmond has become something of a mentor and older brother. He advises the Republic of Ireland international on ‘simple stuff,’ such as where he should be on the pitch and what he should eat off it. On Boxing Day they combined to down Chelsea, netting either side of half-time to secure a valuable three points at Stamford Bridge. ‘It was a sweet feeling, for sure,’ Obafemi tells Sportsmail. ‘To get such an important goal for the team was incredible. It was a huge win for us. I was so happy for Nathan, too, as he has been a big influence for me.’ It was Obafemi’s second Premier League goal — and his first for more than a year. Now the forward, who stopped playing for a year after being released by Watford, stands among them. ‘I want to carry on going, make my family proud and do as much as I can.’ Obafemi, who is not 20 until July, has always been in a hurry. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Southampton’s rising star, Michael Obafemi is dreaming  of emulating Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana: ‘If they can do it, why not me?’ ‘I remember when I was at nursery all the other kids used to ride bicycles around, but I just sprinted round in circles,’ he says. ‘I think that’s when I knew I was fast.’ By secondary school, other students were at least trying to join in. ‘We used to do little 100m races and I remember on my sports day, we had like an announcer,’ he recalls before impersonating her high-pitch voice. ‘When I was sprinting, she was like: “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Michael Obafemi!”‘ In his mid-teens he was crowned the fastest boy in his borough with a time of 10.8 seconds. For context, when Dina Asher-Smith broke her own British Championship record back in August, she ran 10.96sec. ‘I never trained. I used to just turn up,’ admits Obafemi. That was until football became his sole focus. Hasenhuttl has given Obafemi and other young players crucial game time even as the club battle to stay in the Premier League. Now, after an injury-ravaged year, he is firmly back in the manager’s plans. Read Also:Southampton confirm Obafemi’s blackout against Crystal Palace ‘He’s been a big influence on my career. He’s believed in me, he thinks I’m a “cool guy” as he said to the media,’ Obafemi says. So would he return the compliment? ‘Yeah,’ Obafemi laughs. ‘I’d say so, we have a good relationship!’ Last month, however, the Saints boss warned his young charge that the road remains long. ‘He still has a lack of professionalism in his whole life,’ Hasenhuttl said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Another 11 IMCA rookie feature winners get Speedway Motors award packages

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Eleven more IMCA rookie drivers have received $100 gift cards and prize packages from Speedway Motors after winning career-first features.By division, those drivers include:IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified – Chris Heim at WaKeeney Speedway on May 4; Jake Strayer at Quad City Speedway on May 25; Brenten DeYoung at Crystal Motor Speedway on May 25; and Kenny Baumann at Billings Motorsports Park on June 7.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car – Tony Dowd at Kennedale Speedway Park on May 17. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod – Jorddon Braaten at Southern Oregon Speedway on May 17; and Rich Pavlicek at Buffalo River Race Park on June 8. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod – Garett Rawls at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on May 30.Mach-1 Sport Compact – Austin Maxwell at Aztec Speedway on May 3; Jacob Kofoot at Hancock County Speedway on May 16; and Colton Florea at Algona Raceway on May 31.last_img read more

Joachim Low says Liverpool target Jurgen Klopp would suit Kop culture

first_img Former Liverpool and Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Klopp will bring some much-needed leadership to a club which has lacked it both on and off the field in recent years. Even before he has set foot on Merseyside, Klopp already has fans at fever pitch and Hamann thinks players will benefit from his charismatic approach. Hamann also expects his compatriot to maintain his straight-talking style and offer a few home truths, something predecessor Brendan Rodgers was reluctant to do. “Too often in recent years the team disappointed and we heard from the manager about the great character in the team,” Hamann told talkSPORT. “I don’t want the manager to tell me the team showed great character when they didn’t. “My biggest criticism of Brendan Rodgers’ team was he was telling us how much character the team had got, but if it was lacking one thing it was character. “Every time the chips were down they failed. They got battered by Aston Villa at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final, they lost in the semi-final of the League Cup to Chelsea, they got knocked out of a Champions League group that included Ludogorets and Basle, they lost a league title they should have won – with three games to go it was almost impossible they could lose it. “But it’s worth nothing if you fall at the last hurdle and don’t take that next step. “If you knock on the door several times it will open. What Brendan’s team did over the last few years is they knocked on the door and ran off. “That team was lacking character and I don’t think you’ll see that with Klopp because he believes in hard work and the players will have to go back to their roots because you’ve got to work hard and then you can start playing football. “He (Klopp) will tell the people what’s he’s seen and what he thinks about the team. He will give an honest assessment and it will be what the fans want to hear. “Too often with Brendan he tried to tell people things that weren’t true and this is why people got fed up in the end because it was the same all over again.” Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes the club must be realistic with their targets under the new manager. “Once you finish second (as Liverpool did in 2014), there’s an aspect of ‘we need to push on from there’, but that was a real achievement, I think everyone will accept that,” Heskey said, speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit. “I think the step is to get into the top four. Even though they were second, when you’re talking about a squad I don’t think they were quite ‘there’. “For now you’re looking at someone rebuilding with a squad that is probably top six – I don’t think they’re quite top four – and then building on top of that.” Germany coach Joachim Low believes Liverpool are set to make a great addition by appointing Jurgen Klopp their manager. Negotiations are continuing with the former Borussia Dortmund boss with a view to having him in place by the end of the week. Low thinks the similarities between the two clubs will help Klopp. “He had an extraordinarily successful time in Dortmund. He released loads of emotions in the Dortmund crowd,” said World Cup winner Low. “If you look at it from afar there are some parallels between Dortmund and Liverpool with the fantastic supporters’ culture. “Klopp would be a great addition to any team.” Defender Mats Hummels, who joined Klopp’s Dortmund from Bayern Munich in 2008 and was a key figure in their success, had nothing but praise for his former boss. “There is no doubt about it, he is a fantastic coach, he’s absolutely great,” said the centre-back, speaking in Dublin ahead of Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Ireland on Thursday. “You thought, ‘What is he going to do post-Dortmund?’, then clubs like Liverpool certainly came into the frame. “He lives, eats, breathes and thinks football day after day. “He will be a fantastic addition and I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed for the next step in his career.” Press Associationlast_img read more

MBB : SECOND-HALF KID: Triche ignites offense after half, SU squeaks by Seton Hall to stay perfect

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img NEWARK, N.J. — Jim Boeheim didn’t sugarcoat his Syracuse team’s latest escape from an inferior opponent in Seton Hall.But in a poor offensive showing that resembled SU’s early-season offensive struggles, there was one outlier — Brandon Triche.Triche scored 15 second-half points and made his first five shots from the field out of the break. It was a coming out party for the sophomore guard as the No. 4 Orange (16-0, 3-0 Big East) hung on for a close 61-56 win over Seton Hall (7-9, 1-3) in front of 10,862 inside the Prudential Center. SU thwarted a furious Pirates comeback attempt from a once double-digit deficit to close out the victory.‘It could have been really close,’ Boeheim said. ‘If Brandon hadn’t hit those 3s, it would have been more than close.’Triche’s second half was a departure from the all-around sloppiness of the first, as SU went into the break with only a one-point lead at 20-19. The 20 points marked Syracuse’s lowest first-half total of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange scored five points on its first two possessions but only managed four in the next eight minutes. SU’s guard trio of Triche, Scoop Jardine and Dion Waiters combined for eight turnovers to just four assists for the game.‘In a long time,’ SU forward Kris Joseph said when asked if this showing was the Orange’s worst offensive performance of the season. ‘This is the worst we’ve played in a long time.’But SU’s stingy 2-3 zone combined with Seton Hall’s inability to hit open jumpers still meant the Orange took a lead into halftime. The Pirates shot 0-for-17 from beyond the arc in the first half.At the end of the first half, Triche typified SU’s half with an errant pass straight to SHU’s Eniel Polynice. He had no buckets and two turnovers, and as a result split time with Waiters. SU shot 30.4 percent from the field in the half. Seton Hall was even worse, at 22.9 percent.‘I didn’t even know the score was 20-19,’ Triche said. ‘That’s how crazy it was. But, the score tells everything. … But the second half, we definitely picked it up.’Triche led that change in offensive success, scoring eight of SU’s first 11 points. His first 3 broke an early second-half tie, and his steal and layup increased the Orange’s lead to five.And after his second 3-pointer of the half from the right side and the subsequent show of emotion that followed, he sensed something clicking.‘Just to hit a shot, my confidence raises,’ Triche said. ‘Just one shot.’Triche helped Syracuse increase its lead to double-digits. And as Seton Hall crept back and cut the deficit to five, Triche again was the go-to man, this time in the right corner.Jardine delivered a smooth cross-court pass to Triche, who hit the shot despite getting fouled by SHU’s Jamel Jackson. He lay in the right corner, in front of an SU bench that would soon mob him. With that 3, Triche ensured SU scored more points in the first 8:17 of the second half than it did the entire first.‘I just said to myself, ‘I’m going to shoot,” Triche said. ‘First half, I shot one shot. Second half, I said when I’m open — even when I’m not open — I’m going to look at the basket and try to put the shot up there. And the first four shots went down and helped us out.’But Triche bunched all 15 of his points into that first 8:17. So while SU’s relative offensive struggles emerged without Triche contributing, the Pirates continued to mount offensive runs that brought them closer.The last was a 13-1 run that brought SHU within one. The Orange went 0-for-2 and had two turnovers in that span, finding itself up just 54-53. Led by two key late drives to the basket from Jardine, SU closed out with a 7-3 run and held on.Syracuse is now 7-0 in games decided by five points or fewer. But to Boeheim, it’s playing with fire. And this type of offensive performance won’t fly as his team gets to the brunt of a brutal conference schedule — not even with the ‘bright spot’ Triche.‘Tonight, we were just really bad,’ Boeheim said. ‘Brandon got us up a little bit and we got two or three layups at the end, but our offense was just terrible.’bplogiur@syr.edulast_img read more