Software Defined Storage (SDS) is defined as: An approach to data storage in which programming the controls storage-related tasks is decoupled from the physical storage hardware, providing the ability to manage policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of the underlying hardware.Dell EMC ScaleIO is a scalable and performant Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Solution for block storage which delivers public cloud agility with private cloud resiliency. It creates a server SAN from local server storage to deliver flexible, elastic and scalable performance and capacity on demand. ScaleIO is software, software that has been available as a free download since EMC World, May 2015 without capacity restrictions. ScaleIO is an easy download for VMware, Linux and Windows here www.emc.com/getScaleIO.While ScaleIO software solutions have been helping Dell EMC Customers deliver scalable, flexible block storage for traditional and cloud native workloads, combining the power of Dell EMC Scale IO software and Dell PowerEdge Server platform is an obvious next step.The Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node is pre-configured and pre-qualified to run ScaleIO Software providing a software defined, all-flash storage foundation for your modern datacenter.I sat down with Jyothi Swaroop (@jswaroop) and Jason Brown (@FelixNU98), Principal Product Marketing Manager, ScaleIO to get the latest on ScaleIO and the newly released Dell EMC ScaleIO ready node.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)The Source Podcast: Episode #61: Software Defined Storage: ScaleIO and ScaleIO Ready NodeAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_61_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers just over a week before his trial. That’s according to two people familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday. The change injects fresh uncertainty into the makeup and strategy of Trump’s defense team. The departing lawyers, Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, have left the defense team in what one person described as a “mutual decision” that reflected a difference of opinion on the direction of the case. Trump is set to stand trial on the week of Feb. 8 on a charge that he incited the riot inside the U.S. Capitol.
O’Connell made his Broadway debut in the 2011 revival of Seminar; his screen credits include Stand By Me, Jerry Maguire and NBC’s Crossing Jordan. Graynor returns to Second Stage after appearing in Spanish Girl, Trust and The Little Dog Laughed. Her additional credits include Relatively Speaking and The Performers on Broadway, as well as the upcoming CBS comedy Bad Teacher. Heidami has appeared on New York stages in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo on Broadway and the Public Theater’s Titus Andronicus. Wilhelmi has appeared off-Broadway in The Great God Pan and Core Values, as well as in the films The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Disconnect and The English Teacher. As previously reported, Second stage’s Uptown Series will also include Mala Hierba, penned by Tanya Saracho and directed by Jerry Ruiz. Star Files The cast is now set for Second Stage Theatre’s American Hero, the first play of the company’s twelfth annual Uptown Series. Broadway vets Jerry O’Connell, Ari Graynor and Daoud Heidami, in addition to Erin Wilhelmi, will appear in the dark comedy by Bess Wohl. Under the direction of Leigh Silverman, American Hero will run May 12 through June 8, with an official opening set for May 22 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. View Comments Ari Graynor American Hero is a supersized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches. At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up and coming “sandwich artists”—a teenager, a single mom, and a downsized refugee from corporate banking—are perfecting the mustard to cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Jerry O’Connell
Categories: Editorial, OpinionThank you to The Daily Gazette for highlighting the issue of immovable dams in the Mohawk River.The Mohawk River is perhaps the single most unifying force in the 110th Assembly District. The historic Stockade in Schenectady, the town of Niskayuna, and the town of Colonie, which comprise the 110th Assembly District, all have areas prone to flooding from the Mohawk. My staff and I attended Union College’s Spring 2017 Mohawk River Symposium, where the main focus was water quality in the Mohawk, both for recreational uses, which impacts all the new development near Rivers casino, and Colonie, which draws its water directly from the Mohawk and treats it before distributing it to residents (Schenectady County communities draw their water from the aquifer under the Mohawk).I discussed Mohawk River water quality with Colonie town officials. While Colonie has a first-rate water treatment plant, it is preferable and less costly to start from cleaner water.I met with Jim Duggan regarding the immovable dams in the Mohawk and their contribution to the flooding problem. Immovable dams create stagnant water, which may contribute to water quality problems in the Mohawk as well.In response, I obtained an additional $200,000 in the state budget for The Mohawk River Basin Program, which includes water quality and flood hazard risk reduction as two of its five points. By contrast, New Yorkers assume almost our entire tax burden.Finally, the tax would spread the financial benefit of Wall Street trading more evenly across our state instead of concentrating it among the affluent.In the 19th century, income inequality rose, but at least industry built up our physical plant. We need to assure that is done today as well.Our state became the Empire State because of a major infrastructure project that included the Mohawk River, namely the Erie Canal. Perhaps in this difficult budget year, we can see the wisdom of a using the Stock Transfer Tax to make a commitment to modernizing our infrastructure.Phillip G. Steck is a member of the state Assembly representing the 110th District.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census The program is administered by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.This additional money will make possible studies of much needed corrections to mitigate the flooding and stagnant water building up behind the immoveable dams.I should note that technology exists, such Obermeyer pneumatically operated spillway gates, that could correct the immovable dams.Water quality problems in the Mohawk emanate from aging sewer infrastructure, which periodically is overloaded, especially during heavy rains, causing untreated effluent to flow into the Mohawk, we sadly must report.Amsterdam is a hot-spot of this problem.Our colleague, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, has pushed to use funds from the governor’s water and sewer infrastructure initiative of last year to help Amsterdam grapple with its sewer needs.Schenectady’s new sewer pump station is likewise part of the plan to address water quality issues in the Mohawk.Last year, I met separately with Stockade citizens and Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy to facilitate construction of the new pump station, which is essential, while minimizing its impact on the Stockade. We then passed the necessary enabling legislation for the project. The Mohawk is our unifying force. But unfortunately, infrastructure needs only seem to get addressed when incidents like Hoosick Falls create an emergency agenda.We need a long-term commitment to fix our state’s declining infrastructure. I continue to advocate for reinstating the Stock Transfer Tax, which New York had from 1915 to 1979, and using the funds raised solely for infrastructure improvements.This tax is but pennies per transaction, but due to volume, would raise billions of dollars.It is a tax that would be paid predominantly by non-New Yorkers.Other states, such as Alaska, North Dakota and Texas export their tax burden to purchasers of their oil.Their oil revenue subsidizes their citizens’ tax burden.
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Topics : Most of the cases are in or around Moscow, and some regions have already begun to lift lockdown restrictions.The Moscow mayor announced last week that industries and construction sites will begin work on May 12, but that masks and gloves will now be mandatory in public areas and shops.The Russian capital has made special passes required for moving around outside, but many people can be seen in the streets, especially in good weather. The number of people confirmed to have the coronavirus in Russia has exceeded 200,000, data posted on an official website set up by health authorities showed on Sunday.The total number of cases increased to 209,688 after another 11,012 tests came back positive in the last 24 hours, it showed.The official number of people dying of coronavirus-related complications has been comparatively low in Russia at 1,915, though an opposition-allied doctors union has accused authorities of underreporting deaths of medics. Russia’s national figure does not include everyone who died after testing positive, but only those patients whose deaths were confirmed to be caused by viral pneumonia.Officials have said the daily rate — which has been over 10,000 for the past seven days — has much to do with aggressively testing even those showing no symptoms.The trend will likely make the number of Russia’s confirmed cases the biggest in Europe in a matter of days.Russia has performed 5.4 million tests, compared to Britain’s fewer than two million.
The Brisbane home offered a glimpse of luxury from a bygone era.IF you’re in the market for an once-in-a-lifetime project, then 68 Molonga Terrace, Graceville could be you dream venture.68 Molonga Terrace, Graceville present a unique opportunity.The estate is the former family home of property industry identity Peter “Burt” Peterson and wife, Melda who was a keen art and antiques collector.The residence sits upon 6532sq m of riverfront land described across two titles.The agent’s indicative outline of this extraordinary block.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoDixon Family Estate Agent director, Jack Dixon, said the home’s been held in the Peterson Family for 70 years and this is the first time it’s been taken to market.Mr Dixons said the three-level, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is grand and the site has redevelopment or subdivision potential.“It’s a perfectly liveable, quite charming and very well kept home, but someone will likely update it,” Mr Dixons said.“You could restore it to its former glory but someone might move it across, rebuild — there are lots of different options with this one,” he said.“People walk in there on inspection and they’ll see it’s definitely from a different era.”Other features include the marble fireplace, self-contained living area with kitchenette, a cellar, undercover pool and lawn tennis court.An undercover pool was the height of luxury.Mr Dixon said although the listing had hit the market just days ago, he was already fielding strong inquiry which was likely to ramp up as the auction approached.“There’s always really strong interest in these types of properties because you only get these opportunities comes up once or twice a year in the Brisbane market,” Mr Dixon said.The home is being taken to auction at on Saturday November 25 at 1pm.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair
Share 37 Views no discussions NewsRegional Barbados government to crack down on cash for gold trade by: – May 16, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Photo credit: inetgiant.comBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — As a means of removing any incentive to obtain cash for stolen goods, the government of Barbados is looking to tweak out-of-date legislation, thus making it mandatory that persons offering jewellery and metals for sale must be paid in the form of a cheque. This is an attempt to better regulate the ‘Cash for Gold’ scheme and to prevent copper theft.It will come in the form of the revamping of The Sale of Old Metals Act and the Old Metal Dealers Act, which are presently outdated in their provisions, since they were promulgated in 1948; and hence have failed to provide law enforcement officials with the required authority to adequately respond to the challenges currently being faced by the trade.At a recent press conference held at the Attorney General’s Office, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite outlined these changes and stated that they have come in light of increased negative and criminal activity regarding the sale of gold, other precious metals and copper.“Over the years, several entrepreneurs have found creative marketing approaches to exploit the financial benefits attached to the sale of these items. Hence, the recent demand and the spiraling increase in price for these commodities on the international market have led to their attractiveness by both business persons and those with criminal interests,” the attorney general noted, while lamenting that “these entrepreneurial activities have brought with them some unintended harmful repercussions involving the criminal element and a spike in the crime of robbery against the person, theft as well as burglary.”He continued: “This relatively new enterprise, which is commonly referred to as the ‘Cash for Gold Scheme,’ is conducted by some reputable and honest persons in the business community, while at the same time, it has attracted some questionable persons of interest. As a result, this scheme is proving to be of grave concern to police in Barbados, for left unmanaged, it has the potential to create a negative effect on the economic and social fabric of this country,” Brathwaite said.Revealing statistics showed that in 2011 a total of 529 persons were the victims of attacks where jewelry was stolen, inclusive of robberies and theft from the person. Brathwaite disclosed this represented an increase of 34.3 percent when compared to 394 such incidents in 2010. And, of a total of 406 of these crimes in 2011, jewelry featured prominently among the items stolen.“The reality is that several law enforcement agencies in the Caribbean have found a direct correlation between the Cash for Gold scheme and an attendant increase in crimes such as burglary, robbery and theft from the person. In addition, Barbados is one jurisdiction within which there is a discernible link between these incidents of crime and this business enterprise as within the last several months theft of chains, rings and other types of jewelry have been escalating in private as well as the public place,” the attorney general confirmed.Noting that police intelligence sources hinted there was a direct link between stolen jewelry and its easy disposal in such non-traditional markets as clothing stores and other retail outlets, the senior government official indicated that “from several police reports some of the owners of these places of business have facilitated the disposal of stolen jewelry by allowing those persons to take selected goods in exchange for the gold. Not to mention there was also reason to believe these items were subjected to a process of alteration in appearance before being shipped to external markets.”The minister also suggested that “a key development arising out of the Cash for Gold scheme continued to be the use of the media to generate interest in this activity, as was evidenced by the frequency with which advertisements appeared in local newspapers, thus inviting the sale of gold at arranged locations and private residences.” He added: “This particular set of circumstances reinforced the need for the trade in gold to be conducted from fixed locations with registration of these locations being mandatory.”Some of the proposed regulations are as follows: Record and proof of identification, which means any person engaging in the purchase of any second hand or precious metal, must provide the police with certain information of the person from whom the metal was acquired. Record of the transaction — this specifies that second hand dealers have to complete a transaction form at the time of the actual business deal. And, the second hand dealer must maintain a copy of the completed transaction form on the registered place of business for at least two years. Proof of ownership — the seller shall sign a statement verifying that the seller is the rightful owner of the goods or is entitled to sell, consign, or trade the goods. And finally, payment for sale of goods and stiffer penalties — it is recommended that penalties for breaches in the legislation should be stiff enough to be an effective deterrent. It is, therefore proposed that anyone who disregards the legislation will be guilty of an offence and will be liable on summary of conviction to a fine of $10 000 or to imprisonment for two years, or to both, or if convicted on indictment fined $50 000 or 10 years in imprisonment, or both.In concluding, the minister reiterated government’s commitment to “crack down” on this illegal activity. However, he pointed out that it would not be without its challenges.“The challenge for local law enforcement to effectively respond to these offences is the out-of-date legislation and this problem is compounded by the presence of various marketplaces that are willing to facilitate the timely disposal of this stolen commodity. And, we need to start regulating this legislation. This doesn’t only affect homeowners, private enterprises and public entities but it could also affect any of us sitting here. This affects us all,” the attorney general asserted. By Theresa BlackmanCaribbean News Now
Detained in the lockup cell of PoliceStation 1, Nisnisan faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or theComprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN An undercover officer initially boughtfrom Nisnisan a sachet of suspected illegal drugs for P1,500. The 23-year-old Rosebel Nisnisan wasnabbed in a drug buy-bust operation on Ledesma Street, City Proper, a policereport showed. Two more sachets of suspected shabu wereseized during Nisnisan’s arrest around 9:35 p.m. on March 16, police said. ILOILO City – He allegedly sold shabu.
Purdue University is known for producing high quality quarterbacks in their football program. This upcoming year redshirt freshman, Elijah Sindeler, will be battling incumbent quarterback David Baugh. Sindeler, a Mr. Kentucky of 2 years ago in football, had to be redshirted because he tore his ACL in his senior high school season. These two quarterbacks were given equal opportunity by Coach Darrell Hazell in spring football practice.This all sounds good and well for Purdue football, but I am reminded that they will still be coached by Darrell Hazell and I find little hope that anything will change at Purdue. If you remember last year, Purdue had one running play and 2 passing plays in their offense. They had to be the easiest Division I school to scout. I understand that they do have some new assistant coaches, but I won’t hold my breath that they will win any more games this year than they did last.
… NASL opens investigationGOLDEN Jaguars captain and Puerto Rico FC player Christopher Nurse has filed a report to officials of the North American Soccer League (NASL), following what he deems racist remarks during a game.The central midfielder, who plies his trade with the Latin American club, was met with racial invectives from FC Edmonton player Nicolás Di Biase following the sending off of one of his teammates, Sainey Nyassi who had received a red card.According to Nurse, the exact words said to him were ‘Chocha tu madre’, (roughly translated to meaning the genital area of his mother) and ‘Negro de mierda’ which translates to “Black (expletive).”Though he did not know their exact meaning at the time, the Golden Jags skipper understood several words which he knew as racial slurs.Nurse said following that, he lodged a complaint with opposing team captain, the referee and the players on the opposing team as well as consulted one of his Spanish-speaking team mates to ascertain the exact translations.Following the final whistle, the central midfielder went to confront the player about his insults but according to Nurse, no remorse was shown by Di Biase.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, Nurse said, “It’s disappointing to know a person can have that level of hate towards another individual purely because of the colour of skin. I am against racism towards any race, black, Indian, white or Chinese. It’s wrong and has no place in society or sport.”After the day, the player admitted that had been second-guessing his decision to report the matter, but stood up nonetheless saying, “When I finish soccer I am a black man with family.”“It is not the first time I have confronted or experienced racism in my life and I’m sure it will not be the last,” he added, saying, “the good thing is people from all ethnicities have shown their support in voicing their opinions that it is wrong. There is no place for it and it will not be tolerated.”In a message to those both on and off the field who endure the scourge, he urged them not to be afraid to speak up against racist abuse in a constructive manner, saying, “Unity is strength and the support from all the different ethnicities shows us together we can influence change for the better.”“The days of having to shut up and put up with racism are no longer acceptable,” he concluded.The North American Soccer League (NASL) confirmed that a report had been filed and had opened an investigation.“The NASL has opened an investigation with respect to an allegation that racially abusive comments were made by one player to another player during the FC Edmonton vs Puerto Rico FC game on August 28, 2016. Per League policy, no further comment will be made while the investigation is ongoing,” a post on its website read.
VOLCANOES 1st Innings 233Hurricanes 1st Innings 343Volcanoes 2nd Innings(overnight 93 for one)D Smith not out 185*T Theophile c Warde b Louis 0K Edwards c Taylor b Campbell 64R Cato b Taylor 18K Hodge not out 56Extras (b4, lb1, w1, nb2) 8TOTAL (3 wkts decl’d, 78 overs) 331Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-173, 3-202Bowling: Matthew 10-2-32-0; Louis 16-4-64-1 (nb1, w1); Warde 12-1-61-0; Tonge 17-2-78-0; Campbell 18-2-77-1; Taylor 5-0-14-1 (nb1)HURRICANES 2nd Innings (target: 222)K Carty c Cato b Alexander 48C Hughes b Shillingford 0A Saunders b Alexander 20*+D Thomas lbw b Sebastien 8N Bonner not out 19J Taylor c Smith b Sebastien 5T Warde c Cato b Shillingford 0J Louis not out 0Extras (lb1, nb6, pen5) 12TOTAL (6 wkts, 43 overs) 112Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-55, 3-82, 4-88, 5-99, 6-112Bowling: Lewis 5-1-11-0; Shillingford 15-4-41-2; Alexander 12-1-39-2 (nb6); Sebastien 9-3-12-2; Hodge 2-0-3-0Points: Hurricanes 10.8, Volcanoes 5.8 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (CMC) – Devon Smith cracked his 30th first-class career hundred, but the Windward Islands Volcanoes’ bid for an unexpected victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes failed and they had to settle for a draw in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday.The 36-year-old Smith, the most prolific batsman in the history of the regional competition, was undefeated on a masterful 185 that helped him to earn the Player-of-the-Match award and carry the Volcanoes to 331 for three declared in their second innings – for a lead of 221 – on the final day of their first-round match at the National Cricket Stadium.Chasing 222 for victory, the Hurricanes stumbled against the spin bowling triumvirate of Shane Shillingford, Liam Sebastien and Audy Alexander and were fortunate to escape with the result, finishing on 112 for six.Left-handed opener Smith collected 14 fours and three sixes from 235 balls in close to six hours to post his 24th regional first-class hundred.He shared century stands with Kirk Edwards for the second wicket and Kavem Hodge for the fourth wicket before the declaration came.Edwards, the Barbados-born, discarded West Indies batsman, made 64 that included five fours from 143 balls in 3 ½ hours of batting and Hodge, a former West Indies Under-19 batsman, was unbeaten on a run-a-ball 56 in close to 1 ½ hours of occupation to hasten the declaration.The three Volcanoes spinners then collected two wickets apiece, but the Hurricanes on the back of Keacy Carty, their youngest batsman, with the top score of 48, managed to defy them long enough to come away with the majority of the points.Volcanoes face reigning three-time champions Guyana Jaguars in the next round, starting at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Ground on Thursday in St. Lucia.Hurricanes have just two days to prepare for their next match against Barbados Pride, starting on Wednesday at Kensington Oval in Barbados.Caption: Devon Smith cracked his 3oth first-class ton
THE Puran Bros Inc. inaugural golf tournament is set for Saturday, August 31. All eyes will be on new LGC member Satish Puran, director of the Top Mix Cement division as he plays in his first-ever tournament.At the newly remodelled headquarters on the West Bank of Demerara, president of the LGC received the sponsorship cheque from executive administrative assistant Sarah Dass and director of the Top Mix Cement division, Satish Puran.LGC president Aleem Hussain expressed his appreciation to the company for its support and said he was encouraged by the level of development and expansion by the company over the past few years and looked forward to a long-term relationship.Puran Bros has been a supporter of golf and sports for many years in Guyana and as its personal growth as a company continues, so does its involvement in local activities.Known for its waste removal services, the company has expanded operations to include tyre-recycling, paper-shredding, party supplies, equipment rental, tree-trimming, cement supply, road-sweeping, and septic tank removal, among many others.In operation since 1987 and with more than 300 employees in the company, odds are that almost every household in the city uses one of the services provided by Puran Bros on a regular basis.This week’s tournament will feature players of every category as trophies will be awarded to the top two players in three categories: 0-10; 11-19 and 20-36 along with prizes for Longest Drive and Nearest to the Pin.Puran described his excitement as a new golfer, stating “the experience of making a great shot is incomparable to almost any other feeling in the world, and the precision and dedication it takes to succeed at golf can be transferred to the business environment”.Members of the public and business partners and employees of Puran Bros are all invited to come and share in the fun and excitement of the game and the ambience of the Lusignan Golf Course.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 UPDATED: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 3:01 p.m.Syracuse goalie Alex Bono was named one of three finalists for the Hermann Trophy, an award given to the nation’s top player, on Friday. He was also named the Orange’s first National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team All-American in more than 60 years.The honors come two days after Bono was placed on the NSCAA All-South region team.Bono is the first goalkeeper to be named a Hermann Trophy finalist since 2003 when the NSCAA began naming only three finalists, and will find out if he is the first winner on Jan. 9 at the trophy’s presentation and banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. UCLA midfielder Leo Stolz and North Carolina forward Andy Craven were also named finalists.In November, Bono was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year after setting single-season school records in goals-against average (0.55) and shutouts (12). He led Syracuse to its first-ever No. 1 ranking in November and to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s truly an honor,” Bono said in an SU Athletics release on Friday, about being a Hermann Trophy finalist. “Not many goalies are fortunate enough to be in the conversation for player of the year. The credit goes to my coaches and the guys playing defense in front of me. I’m grateful to them because it’s their hard work that has helped put me in this position and allowed me to have the success that I’ve had.” Comments
Given the opportunity to upset No. 1 Notre Dame in the 84th edition of the storied intersectional rivalry, USC flashed the talent and explosiveness that emboldened many preseason prognosticators to ticket the Trojans — not the Irish — for a date in January’s BCS national championship game in Miami.Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily TrojanUnfortunately, the Trojans were once again bedeviled by inopportune miscues en route to a 22-13 loss before a sellout crowd of 93,607 fans, many of whom were cheering on the Irish’s special season.“It’s very difficult for everyone in our locker room with so many things not going well this season,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “I was hoping today we would finish different with the backup quarterback and be part of history, knocking [Notre Dame] out of the national championship game.”Continuing their recent trend of slow starts, the Trojans quickly fell behind 10-0 — a week after digging themselves a 24-point hole to UCLA in the first half. After Kyle Brindza’s 27-yard field goal on the first series and a fruitless drive for USC on its first possession, Notre Dame rattled off a 12-play, 87-yard drive, which tailback Theo Riddick capped with a nine-yard touchdown scamper after the Irish converted three separate third-down opportunities. On the evening, Riddick rushed for 146 yards on 20 carries and accounted for the Irish’s only touchdown.“They were powerful today,” sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard said of the Notre Dame offense. “It was electrifying out there; kudos to most of their offensive linemen. They recognized our defense, and got up to the second level and were able to run up and down.”Undeterred, redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek, after missing his first three passes in the previous series, roared back with five consecutive completions in a drive that culminated in an 11-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Robert Woods.“Woody’s a great receiver, and he’s so smart,” Wittek said. “He knows defenses, so it’s easy to be on the same page with a guy like that.”During the Senior Day festivities before the contest, senior quarterback Matt Barkley strode out of the Coliseum tunnel in street clothes, stopping to embrace Kiffin, before flashing the victory ‘V’ sign to the Coliseum faithful.Kiffin momentarily choked up upon describing the scene in his post-game media session.“It’s just wrong,” Kiffin said of Barkley’s injury. “That shouldn’t have happened to that kid. I just felt for him, my heart just felt for him. That kid didn’t deserve for it to end like that.”Wittek, Barkley’s replacement, valiantly faced the steep challenge of facing the NCAA’s No. 1 scoring defense — Notre Dame only allowed 10.1 points per game entering the game — and subbing in for the legendary Barkley.“Obviously the circumstances with Matt not being able to play in the game is what really sucks about it,” said Wittek, who finished his starting debut 14 of 23 for 186 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. “Looking at him, being with him the past five to six years at Mater Dei and then here … for him to not be able to play in this rivalry game — this last home game — was pretty sad.”Notre Dame and USC proceeded to trade field goals in their ensuing possessions before USC possessed the ball with 1:25 remaining in the first half and trailing by three points.Wittek squandered the opportunity to pull USC ahead, however, as he lofted a pass — intended for sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee — approximately 70 yards down field that Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell hauled in for an interception.The Irish capitalized on the turnover in their subsequent offensive possession. After moving the ball to USC’s 35-yard line with 10 seconds remaining, quarterback Everett Golson scrambled for eight seconds before rifling a pass that fell incomplete. Unluckily for USC, time had yet to expire in the half, giving the Irish the chance to eke a 52-yard field goal over the uprights’ crossbar, which staked them to a 16-10 lead at halftime.The second half also began inauspiciously as Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o snared his seventh interception of the season on Wittek’s first pass and continued to deteriorate as USC’s offense failed to find the end zone despite numerous red zone opportunities.“Notre Dame showed me that they have phenomenal senior leadership,” Kiffin said. “You can see those guys understand the game, very physical, very old school; they’re not very exotic, but they don’t screw up.”Following the Irish’s fourth field goal, USC countered with a 13-play, 80-yard drive in which it appeared the Trojans scored a touchdown on a four-yard completion to Lee. Before the play, however, Kiffin called a timeout, thus negating the score. After an unsuccessful third-down attempt, USC had to settle for a 21-yard field goal.Further fueling the frustration, USC was set up at Notre Dame’s one-yard line with four minutes remaining in the game, seeking to score a touchdown to draw the score to 22-20. After two unsuccessful quarterback sneaks and a stuffed, negative run play for senior tailback Curtis McNeal, Kiffin called for a play-action roll-out pass to redshirt freshman fullback Soma Vainuku. Vainuku bobbled the pass, as the ball squirted between his legs and hit the ground, effectively sealing the defeat.“In the second half I thought we didn’t move the ball very well, especially in the third quarter on offense, but you gotta make the plays in those situations,” Kiffin said. “They’re the No. 1 goal line defense in the country two years in a row for a reason.”USC must now regroup for its bowl game after losing both of its rivalry games this season and dropping four of five contests.“I’d say we’re all disappointed,” Wittek said. “No one imagined losing five games with the talent that we have. Things didn’t exactly turn out how we wanted them to, but I couldn’t express any more pride in my team, being able to go to battle with them was definitely special.”