Syracuse defeats California, 4-2, behind 2 late goals

first_img Comments Published on October 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm Contact Anthony: Facebook Twitter Google+center_img As a California shot deflected into the Syracuse goal, leveling the match at two, it appeared Syracuse was headed to its fourth straight overtime at J.S. Coyne Stadium.SU head coach Ange Bradley called timeout, she said, to settle down her team. She wanted to avoid overtime.“I think it refocused us,” Bradley said. “It reminded us of our key points. We had some cards that we had to reorganize and sort out.”After taking a two goal lead early in the second half, the Orange’s advantage vanished in four minutes. Cal tied the game, until Chiara Gutsche put the Orange ahead for good, saving No. 13 Syracuse (8-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) in a 4-2 win over California (3-8, 0-1 America East) Sunday.“We wanted to start with a fresh start in October and we’re 2-0,” senior Roos Weers said. “We lost control today but we need to stay focused and stay tuned in going forward.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust before halftime, Syracuse scored a textbook penalty corner goal. Peyton Kemp earned a corner with a little over a minute to go. The Orange turned to Carolin Hoffmann, its typical inserter. She inserted the ball to Kira Wimbert, who steadied it for Weers.Weers, as she’s done so often this season, scored with a flick into the corner of the goal. After Syracuse was outshot 5-2 in the first half, the scoreboard read 1-0 in favor of SU.Quickly out of the break, Gutsche doubled the lead with a backhand top-shelf finish. Moments earlier, she turned and looked for teammates, but there were none there. She wound up a backhand shot, and let loose a shot into the top corner. She threw both of her hands in the air and cheered.Syracuse’s first two-goal lead in five games didn’t last. A counter-attack gave the Golden Bears an odd-man rush, and Megan Rodgers fired a shot in the air. It was headed slowly towards the goal when California’s Melina Moore swatted the ball into the net.Two minutes later, Cal earned another penalty corner and forced a save from goalie Borg van der Velde. The chaotic chase for the rebound found the foot of an SU player, leading to another corner.That corner leveled the match. Syracuse was left stunned after the ball skirted through traffic, deflecting last off the stick of Megan Rodgers.California scored its first goal while Claire Webb served her yellow card penalty, and the Golden Bears finished their second goal moments after she re-entered. In those five minutes, while Webb was out, Syracuse played down a player, and it showed in the run of play.Syracuse received four green cards, a 2-minute penalty, and two yellow cards, a 5-minute penalty, on the afternoon, the most its received of either this season.Bradley shouted for SU to win a corner the next time it re-entered the circle, and it did. The Orange went to its favorite corner routine. Hoffmann inserted, Weers corralled the ball and shot.This time, California goalie Natalie Dalton was up to the challenge. She made the save, but the rebound spilled directly in front of goal. As the Orange practice every day, Gutsche slid the rebound past Dalton for her second goal. The game was tied for two minutes and 32 seconds.Syracuse added an insurance goal later in the half, an almost exact replica of the third goal. The Orange earned a corner. Hoffmann inserted, Weers attempted a shot on goal, and Dalton made the save.Yet again, California couldn’t clear. Sophomore Claire Cooke, after scoring her first collegiate goal on Friday, poked the ball past Dalton with her arm outstretched. She came to the bench one minute later to be subbed off. Bradley put her arm around the sophomore and smiled.Sunday, the Orange didn’t need extra time, a relief for their head coach.“It’s good for Ange’s blood pressure,” Weers said.Bradley added: “My doctor thanks them.”last_img read more

Malaysia remains a safe destination

first_imgTourism Malaysia remains a safe destinationTourism Malaysia wants to assure all visitors that Malaysia remains a safe and secure holiday destination.Following a terror alert issued by the US embassy and several others about a possible terror attack in Jalan Alor late last month, Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has provided the strongest reassurance on behalf the Malaysian Government that Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang and other areas in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, are safe.“I want to confirm that the area (Jalan Alor) and a few other areas previously categorized as dangerous are being monitored closely by the police. There is no threat,” he said, adding, “We want to assure the people that the police are always ready to make sure that there is no act of terrorism and to ensure there is no threat at all in Malaysia.”Both the Australian and UK government websites have now retracted warnings regarding terrorist threats in Jalan Alor.Source = Tourism Malaysialast_img read more

Trudeaus housing strategy is vintage Harper — it was a bad idea

first_img Justin Trudeau wants his fans (and leftish voters) to think he’s nothing like Stephen Harper. Stylistically, that’s true. And the current prime minister is as nonchalant about deficits as his predecessor was obsessed by them. But if you think about it, their headline economic policies aren’t so different. Team Trudeau’s favourite sop to the middle class, the Canada Child Benefit, is a modified version of a big present that Harper gave to voters with children. The Liberals cut the small-business tax rate to nine per cent, fulfilling a Harper promise from the 2015 campaign. Canada was among the first group of countries to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership because the party that Harper led for a decade allowed rapid passage of the enabling legislation. Pessimistic economic forecasts can’t be going over well at the Ministry of Finance Kevin Carmichael: There’s just one solution to ridding Canada of its distant-horizon deficit In the mystery of Canada’s missing wages, all clues lead to Alberta And now Trudeau appears set to copy another Harper strategy. Bill Morneau, the finance minister, told an audience in Aurora, Ont., on Jan. 22 that he wants to do something to make housing more affordable for millennials, according to a report by the Canadian Press. Vintage Harper! Three weeks before Election Day in 2015, he promised to add 700,000 new homeowners, essentially by increasing the maximum amount first-time buyers could borrow from their Registered Retirement Savings Plans by $10,000. It was a bad idea that would have put more upward pressure on real-estate prices and encouraged even more households to take on more debt than they could afford. Yet the anti-Harper government appears to want to do something similar. “I’m all for initiatives that help young people afford homes, but things like this make me skeptical that it’ll actually make a difference or outright fearful,” Francis Fong, chief economist at Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, said in one of 19 consecutive tweets on why it’s generally a bad idea to create incentives to borrow when none are needed. Morneau didn’t elaborate on what he might do to assuage millennial angst over how all the best addresses in Vancouver and Toronto are being grabbed at exorbitant prices by data scientists, bankers and global plutocrats. Because make no mistake, those are the millennials that have his attention; home prices in places such as Moncton, Winnipeg and Edmonton are no more out of reach than they ever have been, according to various surveys of housing affordability. It will be lost on none of you that Vancouver, Toronto and their environs form the foundation of the current government’s political base. When the Liberal caucus gathers, the discussion surely is regularly hijacked by tales of woebegone home shoppers, because so many of those members of Parliament represent two of the most expensive housing markets in the world. Because we demand evidence that our elected representatives are working on our behalf, and because we are among a handful of societies that are obsessed with property, politicians end up feeling compelled to make the cost of owning a home “cheaper.” Since there tends to be too little supply to keep up with insatiable demand, these policies end up subsidizing buyers who don’t need the help, freeing them to join bidding wars. If you think this tinkering is mostly harmless, let’s review how we got here. In 2008, the global economy crashed. The Bank of Canada dropped interest rates to the edge of zero, inviting Canadians to help with the recovery effort by taking out a mortgage. This created a feeding frenzy in Vancouver, Toronto and some other big cities where fundamental demand was already strong. Banks were happy to help their clients keep up with the sky-high prices, as most of the risk was backed by the federal housing agency. Governments, especially the one in Ottawa, were supposed to give the central bank a hand. Their job was to replace private investment by running large, short-term deficits. The fiscal authorities also were supposed to use their regulatory and taxing powers to keep borrowing from getting out of hand. They got the spending part right, but the politicians were reluctant to make it more difficult for voters to live out their dreams of owning a home. In 2015, Joe Oliver, the finance minister, rejected proposals by his department to restrain excessive borrowing, even though the price of a typical home in Vancouver and Toronto had breached $1 million, Bloomberg News reported after the government lost the October election. To his credit, Morneau implemented measures to keep weak borrowers from buying too much house. But the damage was done. Now there is talk of a consumer-led recession. That seems unlikely, but it can’t be ruled out. Some of the best research on the causes of the financial crisis found that debt binges like the one we’ve been on tend to precede economic slumps.  But again, when it comes to regulation, the current government isn’t so different than the previous one. Morneau refused to yield control of regulatory policy to an independent body, as the International Monetary Fund and others have been urging Canada to do for years. The Reuters news agency reported on Jan. 25 that federal regulators were considering rule changes that would subject unregulated mortgage lenders to the same standards as the big banks. The idea was to make the financial system more crisis-proof. A few days later, Morneau told reporters in Ottawa that he was planning no such thing.  Of course he’s not; we’re nine months from an election and such a requirement would make it harder for millennials to buy a home. 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