NZH Editorial: Payment for stay-home parents has merit

first_imgNZ Herald 9 Jan 2017The ‘Family First’ group has put an interesting idea into debate for this election year. It wants the state to pay a parent to stay at home and look after their child rather than go back to work and put the child in daycare. The proposal is a direct challenge to some of today’s prevailing political principles, two of them held most dearly by the National Party, another two by Labour.National believes state dependants should have to return to paid work as soon as they can and, even more fundamentally, that the Government should leave family responsibility to parents. Labour believes it is healthy for all children to have access to good early education and, even more fundamentally, that public policy should do nothing that might discourage women from pursuing paid careers.Both parties, though, have espoused state-paid parental leave immediately after childbirth. National increased the leave to 18 weeks last year, Labour would extend it to 26 weeks, roughly six months.It is not clear how long Family First would like a stay-home parent to be paid a benefit but obviously Labour is closer to its thinking on this point than National is.So is Parliament and the public, according to a poll by Family First. Parliament had a majority for Labour MP Sue Moroney’s bill to extend paid parental leave last year, and the poll of 846 people found 74 per cent agreed with the statement, “It’s generally better for children when one of the parents can stay home as a full-time parent. When asked whether the Government should subsidise a parent to stay home, 59 per cent believed it should.Moroney’s bill was blocked by Bill English as Finance Minister on budgetary grounds. Family First has an answer to the financial objection, though it is not one that will attract Labour’s support. Its national director, Bob McCoskrie, clearly has his eye on some of the $1.7 billion a year the Government spends on early childhood education. He wants to see the benefits of early childhood education carefully evaluated against the all the needs of little children and their families.“Mothers have been undervalued,” he told the Herald on Sunday. “Many parents use daycare simply because they cannot afford not to. Stay-home parenting has been discriminated against by the state.” read more

Play hard, but education vital says Sebastien

first_img Share 45 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Liam Sebastien. Photo credit: espncricinfo.comROSEAU, Dominica – Many people are of the view that education and sport cannot mix, but Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketer Ethan Doctrove found out there is a living breathing example right in the Nature Island that proves that theory wrong.Doctrove, a student of the St. Mary’s Primary School, learnt that he should always play the game hard, but to be a winner in life he also needs to have a sound education.This advice came from Dominica and Windward Islands off-spin bowling all-rounder Liam Sebastien during the recent Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Minute interview before the just-ended third Digicel Test between West Indies and Australia at Windsor Park.Sebastien recently completed management studies at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus in Barbados.“To be successful in cricket, you have to love the game,” said Sebastien. “You have enjoy the game and you have to work hard at developing your game to remain competitive. “Education is however, very important in life and there is always a life you will have to live after the game. Education prepares you for that life.”Sebastien said falling into cricket was natural for him because of his family ties to the game.“I started at age four or five, but I did not start playing competitively until I was age 13,” he said.“My father, Lockhart, was a cricketer. He played for Dominica and Windward Islands, so naturally my interest grew from there.”The 27-year-old Sebastien has never played for West Indies, but he has been an integral part of the Windwards’ side, since making his senior regional debut 11 years ago for the Northern Windward Islands in the Regional Super50 Tournament.“I enjoy playing cricket in Guyana,” he said. I have had a lot success in my career playing there – at all levels – Under-15, Under-19, and senior regional level. “I just love the environment in which the game is played and the fans are knowledgeable and always very supportive.”Scotiabank and the West Indies Cricket Board will host the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Minute in every country and are giving young players the opportunity to interact with and learn about the game from cricketing legends and the best current players. Simone Hull, regional sponsorship manager with Scotiabank, said that the initiative was another way the bank was trying to increase interest among young players.“We have seen where this has worked wonders for the students,” she said. “Apart from the excitement that is generated, the feature is a meaningful way to motivate, groom talent, and build self confidence.”K.J. Singh, project officer for Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket at the West Indies Cricket Board, said the scheme was important to stir pride and teach the kids about the valuable history of the sport in the region. “The power of sport and cricket across the region is legendary and we want to bring our kids up close and personal with legends and best players from the region to stimulate their love for the game, build character, get them to appreciate the hardwork it would take to achieve success,” he said.This is the second year of the initiative. Press Release NewsSports Play hard, but education vital says Sebastien by: – April 30, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Dominica to host health and wellness consultation

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Photo compliments: Tranquil Haven Spa in Mahaut, Dominica. Four organizations will on Tuesday, 24th July, 2012, collaborate to host a health and wellness consultation in Dominica.They are the Dominica Coalition of Service Industries, National Export Council Secretariat, Discover Dominica Authority and Caribbean Spa and Wellness.Significant strides are being made locally and regionally to further develop, promote and organize our Health and Wellness Industries”. In July 2011, the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association (C-SWA), as part of a collaborative effort of the CartFund Health & Wellness Project, held a Health and Wellness Stakeholder meeting to sensitize our industry players of the need for a comprehensive strategy for promotion of the Health & Wellness Sector regionally and nationally. Consultants, Dr. Auliana Poon, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Dr. Kurt Von Storch of the European Spa Association (ESPA) completed industry assessments. The regional sector and marketing strategy and industry standards were then developed in accordance with feedback obtained as a result of extensive industry consultations in each Caribbean island, inclusive of Dominica. Further, May 2012 marked the completion of the National Baseline Assessment of our Health and Wellness industry which was conducted by the National Export Council Secretariat (NECS), with the assistance of the Dominica Coalition of Service Industries (DCSI) and the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA). Subsequently, our local organizations- the NECS, the DCSI, DDA and C-SWA dialogued and concluded that the appropriate next step should be to present and discuss the findings and recommendations of these two very important assessments of our Health and Wellness industry- an industry which plays a very important role in bringing visitors to our shores and increasing our export earning capacity and potential. On Monday, July 23, 2012, representatives of the C-SWA and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will meet with key individuals representing government ministries, as well as public and private sector agencies, who will be involved in the implementation of the Health and Wellness Strategy, to define and discuss their respective roles in the implementation of the strategy when approved. On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the Dominica Coalition of Service Industries, the National Export Council Secretariat and the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association will host a consultation for health and wellness stakeholders to: • Present the finding of our National Assessment and Regional Strategy• Discuss Draft Standards for the Industry• Enhance the structure of the Industry• Facilitate Advanced Massage Therapy TrainingDuring the afternoon session of the consultation, massage therapists will be presented with the opportunity to participate in a training workshop on “Advanced Massage Therapy”.Press Release Share Tweetcenter_img 19 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Dominica to host health and wellness consultation by: – July 20, 2012last_img read more

Police Blotter 04-13-2020

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time.League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28.The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic: F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of BottasBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career.He was 0.107 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring. The veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours. RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya diesSYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Alexandrovskaya obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.NASCAR-WALLACE-BUMPER Update on the latest sports Rahm now enjoys a four-shot edge heading into Sunday’s final round. He took control with four straight birdies on the back nine before closing with consecutive pars.Danny Willett is alone in fourth place, six shots back and one ahead of Jason Day and Henrik Norlander. Tiger Woods shot a 71 after barely making Friday’s cut. He’s 10 strokes back.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on time Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — There will be no Major League Baseball action in Canada this year. — Former major league umpire Rick Reed died Saturday at 70. Reed first worked a handful of American League games in 1979 before eventually becoming a full-time ump in the big leagues four years later. He worked the classic seven-game World Series between Minnesota and Atlanta in 1991 and also received All-Star assignments in 1986 and 1998.PGA-MEMORIALRahm shines while co-leaders struggle at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The fast greens were to Jon Rahm’s liking Saturday as he took over the Memorial lead at Muirfield Village.Rahm began play one shot back before carding a 68, while previous co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) shot 73. Wallace bumper auctioned off by rival driverFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A charity will become the benefactor of a wreck during NASCAR’s qualifying race for Wednesday’s All-Star event at Bristol.Bubba Wallace wrecked out of the race after he was turned from behind by Michael McDowell as they raced nose to tail with William Byron. An irritated Wallace was later seen walking away after the damaged bumper was deposited at McDowell’s team hauler.McDowell’s team retrieved the bumper and the driver put it in an on-line auction to raise money for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian ministry. The bid price was over $15,000 by Saturday afternoon.ENGLAND-RACISM HORSE RACING-HASKELLAuthentic wins Haskell StatesOCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Authentic gave Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record-extending ninth win in the $1 million Haskell Stakes, holding off Ny Traffic at the wire at Monmouth Park on Saturday.Jockey Mike Smith put the Santa Anita Derby runner-up on the lead at the start and they covered the 1 1/8-mile Grade 1 stakes in 1:50.46. The win was the third in four starts this year for the colt.Belmont runner-up Dr. Post finished third under jockey Joe Bravo.center_img — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.— The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual as players become acclimated to competition following the suspension of the season. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes.— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. Toronto’s Auston Matthews is the only other NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the pandemic. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats, but the crowd is expected to be closer to the 20,000 that attended this week’s All-Star race at Bristol. The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate sites for home games include its training facility in Dunedin, Florida, which is among the states that are virus hotspots. They also could use Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, which is home to Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate and just across the Niagara River from Canada.In other MLB news: — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman doesn’t know if he has time to be ready for their season opener following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19. The four-time All-Star revealed Saturday that he had a high temperature of 104.5 degrees early in his battle with the disease and prayed for his life. He said Saturday was his ninth consecutive day without symptoms, which also included body aches, chills and a temporary loss of his senses of taste and smell. — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán (hehr-MAHN’) says he is not retiring from baseball and apologized for suggesting as much in an Instagram post on Friday. Germán is serving an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy last summer. He posted Friday night words in Spanish that translated to, “I’ve left baseball. Thanks everyone.” But he wrote Saturday in Spanish and English that he was “very sorry for the unsettling post.”— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time Gold Glove winner participated in his first practice Friday.— Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. He tested positive when camp opened early this month. — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers. July 19, 2020 Associated Press INDYCAR-IOWANewgarden salvages weekend at IowaNEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden led nearly wire-to-wire to win the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway and give team owner Roger Penske a sweep of the weekend doubleheader.Newgarden thought he had the best car in the opener Friday night, and he was irate when a series of misfortunes left him fifth and well back of winning teammate Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh). But the two-time series champ left little to chance in Race 2, leading just about all of the 250 laps for his 15th career victory and first since last year’s race at Iowa.Will Power finished second after wrecking out of the doubleheader opener. Graham Rahal (RAY’-hahl) was third for his first podium in more than a year, while Pagenaud again came from the back to finish fourth. Diedhiou racially abused over penalty miss in English soccerBRISTOL, England (AP) — Police in England have launched an investigation after Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou was targeted with racism online after missing a penalty in the second-tier Championship on Saturday. The Senegal international hit the post from the spot in a 1-0 loss at Swansea that ended his team’s chances of reaching the playoffs to make the Premier League. Diedhiou later tweeted “Why??” alongside a screenshot of a Twitter user who sent him a message consisting of three banana emojis. The police force covering Bristol in southwest England said he had received a formal report about the racist social media message.last_img read more

Cohen: Ups, downs of final week still leave Syracuse unpredictable

first_img Published on March 17, 2013 at 1:58 am Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — The week began with a historic loss, moved 226 miles north to a setting that inspired hope, and ended with yet another debilitating defeat.What a seven-day stretch for Syracuse, the team whose talent is abundant but whose consistency is still missing. On one end sat a 61-39 trouncing by Georgetown, the archrival that held the Orange to its lowest point total since Jim Boeheim was a freshman. Perched on the other — atop its Big East championship podium — was Louisville, the team that will receive a No. 1 seed on Sunday following a breathtaking win over Syracuse that featured an unfathomable 44-10 second-half run to humble the Orange.And in between all that, from Wednesday through Friday, was greatness. Toughness. Grittiness. Resolve.So what should we make of Syracuse as it enters the NCAA Tournament? Your guess is as good as mine.What we’ve learned in the last seven days is that Syracuse can be both deadly and dreadful, simultaneously dangerous and damning. The peaks are sky high — beating Pittsburgh and Georgetown on consecutive days — while the valleys are sinkhole-esque — see the last 15 minutes of Saturday’s title game. And so as this column is published in the early hours of Selection Sunday, exactly which Syracuse will show up next week is impossible to predict.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We played as well in New York as we ever could have hoped for,” Boeheim said. “That’s really what we thought about coming down here to try to get ourselves back on track. Obviously, those four out of five games (to end the regular season), you’re not thinking of yourself as a viable team in the NCAA Tournament.”Viable? Yes. Reliable? No.While the three-day winning streak over Seton Hall, Pittsburgh and Georgetown is undoubtedly impressive, it’s but a small uptick on the zig-zagging line chart that is Syracuse’s 2012-13 season. Throwing out the nonconference schedule, which featured one good win at Arkansas, one win on a boat and a loss in the very same building Syracuse lit up this week, the Orange was an up-and-down team in every sense of the cliché from January to Saturday night.Two wins over ranked teams kicked off the heart of Big East play, followed by back-to-back losses. Then two wins, a loss, two wins, three losses — you get the idea.What’s so fascinating about this particular team is how far apart the highs are from the lows. Syracuse was tremendous Friday night in its 58-55 win over Georgetown, the team that won the Big East regular season title. Boeheim tweaked his zone to frustrate Otto Porter, and his guards closed down Markel Starks and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera on the perimeter.Roughly 24 hours later, the script was flipped. It was Rick Pitino, Boeheim’s former assistant coach, that permutated his offense to pick apart the 2-3 zone in the second half. He moved both Gorgui Dieng and Montrezl Harrell to the elbow, one on either side, and ran high-low after high-low until the Syracuse big men withered.That alteration, combined with a seething full-court press that forced 20 turnovers, produced the most lopsided half of the season. Syracuse led 45-29 with 15:51 remaining and was outscored 49-16 the rest of the way.“We played one bad half, and it happened to be in the championship game,” said Michael Carter-Williams, who turned the ball over four times in the second frame Saturday. “I think we just proved to a lot of people we can play with the elites. We’ve got to look at this as a positive experience. We can’t go into the NCAA Tournament being down.”And so here lies Syracuse, a team with split personalities that appear to be interchangeable. Capable of beating anyone, but also capable of scoring just 39 points.So much went right for the Orange this week in New York — James Southerland’s historic shooting, Brandon Triche’s resurgence, the resurfacing of Carter-Williams’ floor game, major contributions from Baye Moussa Keita and Trevor Cooney — that you wonder if it will all continue.If any one of those things — or two, or three — fails to happen, Syracuse never snaps out of its slump and New York winds up being a continuation of last week’s disappointment.“We had Louisville on the ropes, and we beat Georgetown — both top-five teams,” SU forward C.J. Fair said. “If we can battle with them, we can battle with anyone.”Sure, they can do it. But will they?Or perhaps the NCAA Tournament will be the final drop in a roller coaster season.Michael Cohen is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at, or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13.  Commentslast_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s scrimmage win over Le Moyne

first_img Published on November 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm Related Stories Malachi Richardson leads SU freshmen trio in exhibition win over Le MoynePoll: Grade Syracuse’s performance against Le Moyne and pick the player of the gameFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 97-58 win over Le MoyneSyracuse hoists 32 3-pointers in 97-58 win over Le Moyne in exhibition Le Moyne, a Division-II team with no player taller than 6 feet, 7 inches, didn’t provide much of a barometer for Syracuse in its first of two preseason exhibitions. That much is evidenced by the final score, a lopsided 97-58 win for the Orange that had the walk-ons mopping the floor as the game clock expired.But it still was the first look at SU and there were small things to pick up on with the season opener against Lehigh 11 days away. Here are a few things we learned in the Carrier Dome on Monday night, even if the Dolphins were a less-than-formidable first test.1. At least for now, Michael Gbinije is Syracuse’s starting point guardEven after CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that Gbinije would start at the point over sophomore Kaleb Joseph, SU head coach Jim Boeheim coyly said he hadn’t made a definitive decision.But Gbinije started alongside Trevor Cooney in the backcourt against Le Moyne, and finished with a game-high 21 points while shooting 5-of-10 from 3. When Joseph subbed in, both players handled the ball and Gbinije got more opportunities off the ball. He even played some small forward in the Orange’s small, three-forward lineup in the second half, but still quarterbacked the offense on a handful of possessions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I like the way that Mike took charge tonight,” Boeheim said after the game. “He was really, really good tonight.”Joseph turned in an up-and-down performance, scoring 11 points in 16 minutes and shooting a team-worst 4-of-12 from the field. The highlight of his night was hitting back-to-back 3s in the second half. The lowlight of his night was getting pulled for an illegal screen and getting an earful from Boeheim as he walked to the bench.2. In Malachi Richardson, Syracuse has another capable ball handlerRichardson, a freshman, started at small forward and finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. But outside of his encouraging stat line, he showed that he can push the ball off defensive rebounds and set up the Orange offense, even if he’s not considered one of the team’s “primary” ball-handlers.“If he can get a rebound, long rebound in certain situations he can,” Boeheim said. “… He can push it down. He’s got good ball-handling skills.”Just 1:37 into his college career, Richardson grabbed a weak-side defensive rebound and started Syracuse’s fast break down the left side of the court. He hit Tyler Roberson posting up in the paint and Roberson quickly found Gbinije for a wide-open 3 at the top of the key. Later in the half, Richardson made the exact same run up the court before calling up Roberson for an on-ball screen.His mid-range shot rolled off the rim, but the ability to jumpstart the break and exploit an unset is a very usable tool for a more-than-capable shooter.“Obviously I’m a guard so I can handle the ball,” Richardson said. “If I get a rebound everyone knows I can push the ball down the floor and get the break started.”3. Chinonso Obokoh is still very much a work in progressOf the nine payers expected to be in Boeheim’s rotation this season, Obokoh was the only one to play less than 15 minutes.Obokoh — starting his second active season with Syracuse — finished with zero points, zero rebounds, two steals, a block and three fouls in 11 minutes off the bench. He’s the Orange’s backup center behind junior DaJuan Coleman, but his performance Monday did not inspire confidence that SU will have depth at center this season.Coleman is coming off two knee surgeries and hasn’t played in a game since Jan. 7, 2014. He won’t be able to play the same kind of minutes that Rakeem Christmas did last season, which bought Obokoh some time to develop before jumping into the fire. But now he’ll likely be called upon to spell Coleman, and he doesn’t look quite ready to be effective on either end of the floor.Boeheim also used a three-forward frontcourt in the first and second half against the Dolphins. It mostly featured 6-foot-8 freshman Tyler Lydon at center and the 6-foot-8 Roberson at power forward. At one point in the second half, the lineup was even smaller with Gbinije at power forward and 6-foot-6 freshman Richardson playing small forward, where he started.Boeheim said he’ll use the three-forward lineup this season, which would give Obokoh even more time. Right now it looks like he’ll need it. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey rolls over Penn State, 4-1, for second straight day

first_imgFor the second straight day, Syracuse (7-10-5, 6-2-2 College Hockey America) dominated in the shot department, defeating Penn State (5-15-4, 4-5-1), 4-1, on Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. On Friday, SU beat PSU, 3-1.On Saturday afternoon, Syracuse outshot and out-attempted the Nittany Lions 34-15 and 50-22, respectively, and rode a four-goal third period to a 4-1 victory. The Orange scored four goals for the first time since Nov. 11 at Mercyhurst.Following a scoreless first period, Penn State opened up the scoring 9:30 in the second period with Abby Welch’s first goal of the season. Abby is the sister of SU goalie Maddi Welch. From that moment on, Syracuse piled on shot after shot before finally striking moments into the final frame.Thirty-seven seconds into the third period, SU’s Allie Munroe scored what would be the first of three quick-strike goals for the Orange in a four minute, 52 second span. Less than two minutes later, Laurence Porlier scored. Munroe padded the lead 3:31 later for her second goal of the day.Syracuse continued to dictate the play for the remainder of the period and Brooke Avery scored an empty-net goal with 55 seconds remaining. Despite dominating Penn State in shots and shot attempts and on the scoreboard, Syracuse was dead even at 29 on faceoff wins and losses and took twice as many penalties (6-3).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the win, Syracuse continues to gain ground in the CHA standings and remains in second place behind leader Robert Morris (14-2-5, 8-1-1). Syracuse next plays at Lindenwood (5-14-2, 3-6-1) on Friday in St. Charles, Missouri, to start a two-day weekend road trip. Comments Published on January 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm Contact Jake: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse struggles to convert on scoring chances in 5-2 loss to Robert Morris

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 5, 2018 at 9:46 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillman Syracuse (5-12-2, 4-4-1 CHA) fell to Robert Morris (12-3-3, 6-1-2) 5-2, on Friday in the Orange’s first game since Dec. 9. This is Syracuse’s fifth consecutive loss and fourth straight in league play. After the loss, the Orange remains with nine points on the season, and now stands five points behind RMU, the conference leader.The two squads played to a stalemate in the first 20 minutes, as neither team found the back of the net.Syracuse limped to a 2-0 early deficit in the second period, as the Colonials began to capitalize on their massive advantage in shots. Midway through the period, the Orange got on the scoreboard thanks to senior forward Alysha Burriss’ second goal of the year. However, RMU junior Amber Rennie’s goal with just under three minutes remaining pushed her team’s lead back to two.Five minutes into the third period, a goal scored by Colonials senior defender Natalie Fraser stretched the RMU lead to three, but Syracuse wasn’t done yet. Burriss tallied her second goal of the game only forty seconds later off a Kelli Rowswell assist, Rowswell’s team-leading 12th point of the season. After twelve minutes in which neither team got anything going offensively, Brittany Howard closed out any chance for a Syracuse comeback with her CHA-leading 18th goal of the season.The struggles on Friday for the Orange were a result of its lack of success on shot opportunities. While SU only attempted nine fewer shots on goal than Robert Morris, the Colonials tallied three more goals than the Orange. Thanks to 17 of its attempts blocked by RMU defenders, Syracuse’s shots struggled to even reach the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

BH Telecom Premier League Results of Four Matches announced

first_imgFour matches of the BH Telecom Premier League were played yesterday.Željezničar defeated Borac in a very difficult match on Grbavica, with a result of 1:0. The deciding goal was scored by Bogdanović in 85th minute, after the corner of Bajić.In a match that was abundant with opportunities on both sides, when the popular Maniacs again did not cheer because of the late fan, it can be said that Željo deserved to win, although they could also loose-since Borac had a lot of dangerous counter attacks.In Tuzla, Sloboda defeated Drina with a result of 2:0. Kiso scored for the team from Tuzla in 6th minute, and in 31st minute Zeba scored a fantastic goal, increased the advantage to 2:0, and secured the final result.At their Stadium in Otoka, Olimpic lost from Čelik with 1:2. The youngest Sarajevo Premier League club came in the lead after Brković scored in 7th minute, after which Čelik completely turned the situation over with the goals of Bajraktarević in 19th and Dedić in 37th minute, and kept their goal safe in the second half. They returned home from Sarajevo with three big points.Vitez played better than Zvijezda on their stadium, winning with a result of 3:0. Scorers for the host team were Basara, Pezo and Pinjuh. (Source: read more