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Debt relief plans for world’s poor countries inch forward

first_imgTopics : “The IIF has been adamant that creditors of every type and size have a role to play in making sure the world’s most vulnerable countries have the liquidity needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said IIF President and CEO Tim Adams.The G20 proposal and the IIF plan cover only to the end of the year, and with no cure for coronavirus expected in the coming months, it may not be enough.UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Thursday for debt relief to be expanded, and urged the International Monetary Fund to increase allocations of its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) currency to give countries more access to funding.African countries face a combined $44 billion debt-servicing bill this year alone. It is estimated that the pandemic and the economic shutdowns could push as many as 60 million people into extreme poverty around the world. Plans for debt relief for the world’s poorest countries inched forward on Thursday as private creditors laid out a blueprint for their involvement, though it received immediate criticism for not going far enough.The proposal shepherded by the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said creditors would grant debt breaks on a case-by-case and voluntary basis this year, after concluding a one-size-fits-all approach would have been “practically impossible.”It was the culmination of work involving more than 100 top money managers after the Group of 20 economies had called on the private sector to match their recent Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) to help 77 low-income countries.center_img “Alleviating crushing debt cannot be limited to the Least Developed Countries,” Guterres told a high-level UN meeting on how to handle the pandemic’s economic fallout. “It must be extended to all developing and middle-income countries that request forbearance as they lose access to financial markets.”Not enoughWorld Bank President David Malpass also warned at the conference that “much more” debt relief would be needed. He said around half the 77 countries eligible for the G20 debt relief had applied for help so far, and more were signing up.All official bilateral creditors should offer help, he stressed, and said commercial creditors should “participate on comparable terms and not exploit the debt relief of others.”He rejected calls, though, for the World Bank and other multilateral development banks to freeze debt payments, saying that would harm their ability to provide much-needed funding.The Saudi G20 secretariat, in a statement issued after an extraordinary working group meeting, said the debt relief initiative could provide $14 billion in liquidity as more countries signed up. But it said the amount could be even higher if additional creditors such as multilateral development banks and private-sector creditors joined the initiative.The IIF’s plan included coordination with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Paris Club, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and more than a dozen finance and development ministers representing DSSI-eligible countries.UN officials say debt relief is imperative to enable developing economies to spend more on containing the coronavirus and limiting what economists worry is an inevitable debt crisis.Tim Jones, head of policy at Jubilee Debt Campaign, a charity that focuses on reducing poverty, was critical.”Overall, the G20 agreement in April and IIF proposal today go nowhere near responding to the unprecedented nature of the coronavirus debt crisis,” Jones said.Some countries could end up paying far more in the medium-term due to accrued interest, he said, and some lenders could ignore the plan, which is voluntary.last_img read more

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Gingerbread house may make serious crumb off a renovation

first_imgBut this home could go gangbusters for an enterprising renovator.Agents Mark Theodossiou and George Trovas of Ray White Bulimba have listed it for auction at 10am on November 18, but with a location this hot anything can happen.“Flip, renovate, invest or knock down and rebuild,” the listing of the post-war home said.The pair call it the “gingerbread house” because of its fairytale look, but some serious work is needed here. It’s certainly large. Many original features have been retained. It’s in a top location.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago It overlooks the golf course. 59 Highland Terrace, St Lucia Qld 4067THEY’RE calling it the gingerbread house and you may make some serious crumb flipping this one in this high demand neighbourhood.The two bedroom, single bathroom, single car space house at 59 Highland Terrace, St Lucia, was built in 1950, according to CoreLogic, which makes it an ideal candidate for a knockdown. It’s like being in a time warp.But it’s walking distance to the University of Queensland and overlooks Indooroopilly Golf Course, central of amenities and the owners are determined to have it sold this round.The property has only gone to market twice before, selling once in 1972 for $27,000 and then in 2005 for $673,000.last_img read more

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Spring a competitive period for family homebuyers, says Cairns realtor

first_imgYukari and Peter Clifford with their daughter Sasha, 8, in front of their house in Victoria St, Parramatta Park which is up for auction. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANA FAMILY home is a long-term investment where a lifetime of memories are created.Finding a property with the right features, within a suitable Cairns suburb, can be worth the research in the long run.However it shouldn’t be left to the last minute, according to RE/MAX Real Estate Services Cairns senior sales associate, Ray Murphy.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy spring is the selling season!01:09“There are suitable properties (for families) but there is a lot of competition because they’re not the only family looking to purchase that similar property,” Mr Murphy said.He said there was added competition in the Cairns market from southern families looking to relocate north.Yukari and Peter Clifford with their daughter Sasha, 8, in front of their house in Victoria St, Parramatta Park which is up for auction. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEAN“They want to try and be settled and have everything in place before Christmas because they’ve got work early January and school starts in January … so there’s a lot of activity happening right now.“People looking at moving to Cairns will be looking at the property market right now.”Mr Murphy said the psychology of spring made it a desirable period for homeowners to list their properties on the market.“A lot of people are thinking about selling because they’re doing their spring cleaning and tidying up the house anyway.REMAX real estate agent Ray Murphy in front of a Parramatta Park property that is going to auction PICTURE: ANNA ROGERSMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“So people start thinking about moving and upgrading at this time as well.“It’s important when you’re selling your family home that you take all your family pictures down.“Other families are going to be looking at your family home and want to be able to envision their own personal life in that home,” he said.In the Cairns region the most in-demand “hubs” for family homes was either the northern beaches or the southside, according to REIQ Cairns zone chairman Tom Quaid.“If you’ve got a stronger budget you tend to be on the north.“So anywhere from Kanimbla, Brinsmead to Redlynch are probably your best suburbs in that you’ve got good proximity to schools and good proximity to shopping in the city and you’re not too far out, it’s a reasonable commute to the city.“With the northern beaches you either like them or you don’t with regards to the commute.”He said families on a tighter budget were aiming at settling down in suburbs such as Mount Sheridan, Bentley Park, Edmonton and Gordonvale.Mr Quaid said another factor for families to consider was school catchment zones.“If you can get into Freshwater, Edge Hill or Whitfield state schools, they’re all very popular.“Brinsmead and Redlynch have a lot of demand from a public and private school perspective.”last_img read more

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HomeBuilder sparks QLD land rush

first_imgHe said enquiries spiked 70 per cent during the seven days to Sunday compared to the previous week and were 130 per cent higher than the week before that.Nicola and Owain George were among Queensland families who were thrilled with HomeBuilder, having signed off on land at Stockland’s Baringa development, north of Brisbane.“We built our first home in Aura to get on the property ladder and get the foot in the door with the $20,000 souped up FHB three years ago,” she said. “This time we were just forging ahead and then this came out. It’s perfect timing. Our building contract comes out in a few weeks.” MORE: Why this Gold Coast home is going viral One of the nation’s largest residential developers, Stockland, was already seeing enquiries spike, with the firm’s GM Communities David Laner saying the stimulus was a trigger for locals especially.“The Scheme complements the Queensland Government’s First Home Owner’s Grant, meaning an eligible purchaser could save up to $40,000. At our Aura community on the Sunshine Coast, for example, this could see a $380,000, three bed, two bath, one car freestanding home cost the customer approximately $340,000, with the potential for further concessions for those eligible. We are expecting local enquiry to increase following the government’s announcement.” This Aura $380,000 three-bedroom, two-bathroom, single car garage home could now cost $340,000 with the HomeBuilder and First Home Owner grants.- with the potential for further concessions for those eligible.Among those on the hunt were previous buyers who had delayed purchases during COVID-19 and buyers spurred on purely by the HomeBuilder grant and other incentives, according to Oliver Hume chief operating officer Julian Coppini.“Regardless of where you live it is a great time to be a first homebuyer with a range of incentives that can save tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of a new house and land package.” Mum with ‘ugliest house on the street’ reveals stunning renovationcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46The $25,000 HomeBuilder stimulus for anyone signing off on construction of a new property has sparked a land rush, with developers reporting a 70 per cent rise in enquiries.Developers are reporting a surge in interest in house and land packages off the back of last week’s announcement, with Queensland’s affordability a key driver. MORE: HomeBuilder grant a boost for Townsville’s building industry Owain and Nicola Parry-George with their daughters Evie 6, and Ffion 4 on their block at Nirimba where they will build their new house with a $25000 boost from the federal government thanks to the HomeBuilder Grant scheme. Picture: Lachie MillardShe said they had been paying extra on their first mortgage to build up equity for their dream home in Aura when the HomeBuilder grant was announced.“It’s a huge amount of difference, $25,000 means less lenders mortgage insurance if at all. It means we will be better off financially. We’re going from everything being a bit tight to a breath of fresh air really. We ‘re absolutely stoked, we’re so happy.”Oliver Hume took 156 reservations for land across Queensland and Victorian projects over the seven days to Sunday.“Enquiry also continues to grow with more than 1,500 people enquiring about property last week compared to 1,117 two weeks ago.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“The lifting of restrictions around visitors to display suites two weeks ago really kicked things off and the level of enquiry across all our projects has continued to grow since.”But he said the real test would be in the next few months “as buyers seek to finalise their finance”. The Freedom Caba project is the latest from Sherpa Property Group and included 17 approved residential lots just 700m from the famed Cabarita Beach, north of Byron Bay.The mood for land is strong even with more expensive plots, with a 17-lot residential estate at Cabarita, north of Byron Bay. selling out in one day when it went to market on Friday.It was a great sign for the market, according to Christie Leet, managing director of Sherpa Property Group who developed the Freedom Caba project that sold out.Prices started at $550,000 for the blocks.“We anticipated there would be strong demand, but to put every lot under contract in a single day is a phenomenal result,” Mr Leet said. “It gives us the confidence and momentum to push ahead with our other projects.”Civil works start later this year, with final completion and settlement of first lots in the first quarter of 2021, and first residents set to have completed homes by this time next year. 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TFKable to Take Over JDR

first_imgJDR Cable Systems today announced that it is to be acquired by TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFKable), a global producer of wires and cables. The transaction, which is subject to receipt of required regulatory approval and consents and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Q3 2017.JDR stated that TFKable has been its important business partner providing water blocked power cores for its cable and umbilical systems and that JDR’s subsea systems – used in the global offshore oil, gas and renewable industries – will enhance the range of cable solutions TFKable can provide to its customers.Monika Cupiał-Zgryzek, Chief Executive Officer of TFKable, said: “TFKable is a strategic investor with long-term vision for JDR, sufficient resources to support its continued growth, and vast knowledge of the market. We highly appreciate JDR’s experienced people, recognised brand name, technological competence and a successful track record with regards to numerous innovative products.“TFKable is planning to maintain JDR’s operations in current locations, providing new opportunities for the local employees and business partners, and offering our customers innovative solutions.”David Currie, JDR’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This acquisition creates a strong platform for JDR to enhance its position in offshore energy cables and umbilicals. It demonstrates the value JDR’s leadership has created through targeted investment in subsea technology, services and manufacturing facilities, and the talent and expertise of our staff. This news marks the next exciting chapter of our business.”Jonathan Guest, Principal at Vision Capital, JDR’s selling majority owner, commented: “Our investment in manufacturing facilities has transformed JDR, tripling revenues and growing the business to become a leading supplier to the oil, gas and renewables industries. We are delighted to have secured a long-term strategic owner for the business in the next stage of its development.”Simmons & Company International is acting as financial advisor and Macfarlanes LLP is serving as legal counsel to Vision Capital. Mills & Reeve is acting as legal counsel to the JDR management team. JP Morgan and Société Générale are acting as financial advisors and CMS is serving as legal counsel to TFKable.last_img read more

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Dele Alli’s goal stands out in a lively draw at Goodison Park

first_imgTottenham claimed a point thanks to Dele Alli’s volley but may well feel unfortunate not to have taken three as they drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park. Everton improved after the break and substitute Muhamed Besic and Ramiro Funes Mori went close for them, but neither side could find a winner. The result sees Tottenham’s run of three straight Barclays Premier League victories come to an end, and the gap between them in fourth and leaders Arsenal now stands at six points, while they are three points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United. They were being talked up as possible title contenders in the build-up to the game, and while that remains very much up for debate, there was enough for boss Mauricio Pochettino to be encouraged by here. Roberto Martinez’s Everton, meanwhile, remain 11th and they have now won only once in seven league matches. Toffees fans have seen their side triumph just three times at home in the top flight this season and their frustrations continue. Tottenham looked full of confidence from the off, applying plenty of early pressure, and they were inches away from going in front in the ninth minute when Kane’s low, drilled effort from outside the box came back off the inside of the post. Everton were struggling to get hold of the ball, let alone do anything with it, but then produced a moment of quality to suddenly snatch the lead. Tom Cleverley collected the ball from Leighton Baines’ backheel and lofted in into the area, where Romelu Lukaku nodded it down and Lennon took one touch before lashing it into the net, registering his first goal of the season on only his fourth league start. Arouna Kone had a shot blocked as Everton looked to keep up the momentum, but Tottenham were soon threatening again and around the half-hour mark they rattled the goalframe again, Davies’ strike cracking against the bar. The leveller that was the least Spurs deserved duly arrived in the final moments of the half, and was another finely-crafted effort involving an excellent long-distance pass. Toby Alderweireld was the man to deliver it this time, sweeping the ball forward from inside his own half, and Alli did superbly to control with his chest and hook past Tim Howard. Alli showed more neat play with his chest soon after the break as he guided a Davies cross into the path of Kane, who was put off as he tried to shoot by John Stones. Gerard Deulofeu, recently introduced by Martinez as a substitute, then produced a dangerous delivery that Lukaku just failed to convert with his head at the far post. The impressive Alli unleashed a long-range effort that Howard dealt with comfortably, and Everton then went close twice in quick succession at the other end, with Hugo Lloris doing well to tip a piledriver from Besic over the bar and Funes Mori heading narrowly wide. Lukaku burst through in the dying seconds but put his shot into the stand, before Ross Barkley’s shot was saved by Lloris. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Imagine Lennon enjoyed that goal” – Former Everton and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) on Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon scoring the opening goal against his former club Tottenham in the 1-1 draw. PLAYER RATINGS Everton Tim Howard: 5 (out of 10) Leighton Baines: 5 Ramiro Funes Mori: 6 John Stones: 7 Seamus Coleman: 6 Gareth Barry: 6 Tom Cleverley: 6 Arouna Kone: 5 Ross Barkley: 6 Aaron Lennon: 7 Romelu Lukaku: 7 Subs Gerard Deulofeu: 6 Muhamed Besic: 6 Tottenham Hugo Lloris: 7 Ben Davies: 7 Jan Vertonghen: 7 Toby Alderweireld: 7 Kyle Walker: 6 Tom Carroll: 6 Eric Dier: 6 Erik Lamela: 6 Dele Alli: 8 Christian Eriksen: 6 Harry Kane: 6 Subs: Son Heung-min: 6 Nacer Chadli: 6 Joshua Onomah: 6 STAR PLAYER Dele Alli. The England midfielder provided yet more evidence that he is a major rising star. Alli put in a lively display featuring some excellent touches and capped by a wonderful goal to bring the scores level. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Aaron Lennon’s goal. Alli’s was just as good in terms of the build-up and finish, but the opener was particularly sweet for winger Lennon given it saw him mark a rare start by netting against his former employers. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Roberto Martinez can certainly take positives from his Everton side’s first-half goal and second-half performance, but once again this was a home match in which the Toffees ultimately failed to really fire, and one win in seven Premier League matches is hardly an encouraging statistic. Opposite number Mauricio Pochettino will be largely pleased with his team’s efforts, but will surely rue the fact that their complete dominance in the first half only yielded one goal and they could not keep their winning run going. MOAN OF THE MATCH Martinez has taken a defensive stance in relation to questioning of Tim Howard’s performances of late, but this was another display from the Everton goalkeeper that, while certainly not disastrous, featured some shaky moments. Some Toffees fans voiced their frustrations towards Howard from the stands and his position in the team remains looking insecure. WHO’S UP NEXT EVERTON v Manchester City, Capital One Cup, Wednesday January 6 TOTTENHAM v Leicester, FA Cup, Sunday January 10 Tottenham midfielder Alli was determined to stay grounded following the draw, which left his side fourth in the Barclays Premier League table and six points behind leaders Arsenal. He told Sky Sports 1: “As players we are not going to get too carried away. We are just going to take each game as it comes.” Alli was also disappointed his side did not take more from the game after dominating the first half. “I definitely think we deserved more. That shows how well we are doing to come away to Everton and be disappointed with a point,” said Alli. Spurs defender Alderweireld echoed Alli’s comments, saying: ” The first half was one of the best halves of the season for us. I think we lost two points today. “We are very solid at the back and at the front we have a lot of quality too. We have to keep going and working hard.” Everton manager Martinez said: “We have been a bit lightweight in the way we have defended our box and I thought today was an incredible change. The way we defended was a great platform for our performance. “Spurs had a lot of the ball in the first half. The second half, the way we grew into it and the way that we could use the squad it was very pleasing. “We could have taken one or two of the opportunities that we created in the second half but overall the performance was terrific.” Although the visitors dominated the first half, they fell behind in the 22nd minute when ex-Spurs man Aaron Lennon smashed the ball home at the end of a fine Everton team move. Tottenham had struck the woodwork before that goal through Harry Kane and did so again via Ben Davies before deservedly equalising in first-half stoppage time when Alli fired in. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Skipper Virat Kohli readies his Royal Challengers Bangalore gear

first_imgMUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli shared a glimpse of his gear that he is likely to use during the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 13th edition of the cash-rich league is currently scheduled be played from September 19 in the UAE.Kohli shared a photo on his Instagram story, which had five bats and a pair of red-coloured pads all packed. Kohli also used the emoticons ‘fingers crossed’ and ‘love’ for the picture. The IPL is set to be Indian cricketers’ first assignment since March when coronavirus pandemic destroyed the cricketing calendar. Kohli will hope a change in venue will bring in luck as RCB look to end their IPL trophy drought. Pointing towards their high-profile batting order, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg had earlier tipped RCB to finally win the tournament this time around. IANS Also watch: The Mores: Let’s Talk Lifestyle & Fashionlast_img read more

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Liverpool Beats Bayern to Complete Four English Teams in Q’finals

first_imgUEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Barcelona also through to Last 8 after drubbing Lyon 5-1Two goals from Sadio Mane helped Liverpool see off Bayern Munich 3-1 at the Allianz Arena to book their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals for the second successive season.Neither side created many clear opportunities on a wet night in Munich and both sets of players were guilty of giving away possession too easily and too often. However, the Reds carried more of a cutting edge and took the lead in the tie in the 26th minute when Mane displayed an exquisite touch to bring down Van Dijk’s raking pass before firing into an empty net after Manuel Neuer had rushed from his goal.Bayern now needed at least two goals and pulled one back when Joel Matip turned into his own net from close range.However, the expectant waves of attack from the German champions never materialised after the break, and Van Dijk all but ensured Liverpool’s spot in the last eight when he powered home with a head from James Milner’s corner.Mane capped off an excellent night for him personally when he headed in his second six minutes from time.Elsewhere, Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona reached the Champions League quarter-finals for a record 12th consecutive year with a 5-1 win over Lyon.Barca, who drew 0-0 in the first leg, led when Messi chipped home a penalty.Philippe Coutinho tapped into an empty net from Luis Suarez’s unselfish pass before Lucas Tousart’s volley gave Lyon hope.Messi clinched the game with a run and finish before assisting late strikes from Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele.Barcelona will discover their quarter-final and potential semi-final opponents on Friday at 11:00 GMT.Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus, Ajax and Porto are their potential rivals,Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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C-NS, Liverpool cross country runners take part in Federation meet

first_imgLiverpool also had its boys cross country team at the Federation meet, and the Warriors finished 13th out of 27 teams with 304 points, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (151 points) finishing on top.Jake McGowan had an impressive race for Liverpool, getting 16th place among team runners and 26th overall in a clocking of 16:42.7, while Ryan Cartwright got 26th place in the team standings (40th overall) in 16:53.9.Carter Rodriguez, part of Section III’s winning effort at the NYSPHSAA Class A meet a week earlier, posted 17:39 flat, with Ryan Hagan finishing in 17:43.8, ahead of Charlie Praschunus (17:53.9) and Ethan Glashauser (18:13.2).Rodriguez and Schulz are both expected to race at Bowdoin Park in next Saturday’s Nike New York/Northeast Regionals, the qualifier for this weekend’s Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Cross country teams from Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool made their way to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls last Saturdau to take part in the New York State Federation championships, where the girls Northstars and Warriors both had strong efforts.Of the 27 teams in the girls field, C-NS, with 248 points, found itself in seventh place. Liverpool, even without its top runner (Jenna Schulz) in the lineup, rose to 11th place with 295 points. Saratoga Springs easily took the team title with 37 points.On the individual side, Northstars freshman Kate Putman, fresh off her appearance in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A meet a week earlier (where she finished 27th), finished 18th among team runners and 30th overall, covering the Bowdoin Park course in 19 minutes, 30.8 seconds. Tags: C-NScross countryliverpoolcenter_img To lead the Warriors, Sydney Carlson, who also ran at the NYSPHSAA meet and got 36th place, gained 28th place among Federation team runners and 45th overall, finishing in 19:51.8.Following Putman for C-NS, Marissa Navarra was 42nd among team runners in 20:16.6. Allison Newton, in 20:45.2, was two spots ahead of Gaby Putman (20:46.9) as Hannah Reichard finished in 20:51.6. Marissa Doty (20:59.2) beat out Morgan Kingdeski, who finished in 21:09.8.Two other Liverpool runners had top-50 team finishes behind Carlson. Eva Woodworth was 44th in 20:17.7, with Gabby McCarthy 48th in 20:28.2. Kaleigh Buck, in 21:01.8, was ahead of Charlotte Warner’s 21:16.8 as Kara Nash posted 21:23.5 and Addyson Graham finished in 22:46.9.last_img read more

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Syracuse football’s shocking 31-17 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech shows glimpse into the future

first_img Published on October 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Eric Dungey took the snap from the Virginia Tech 30-yard line and took a knee. Then, the Syracuse quarterback started walking backward.He embraced running back Dontae Strickland with center Colin Byrne joining in. Near midfield, he rejoined the rest of his teammates who ran over from the sidelines and gave the obligatory “good game” to the Hokies players.By the time he reached the other 35-yard line, he was engulfed by SU students who had swarmed the field, celebrating the victory.“That’s what college football’s all about. That excitement, that energy, it’s so pure,” head coach Dino Babers said. “Anytime … you have an opportunity to experience something like that, it’s always going to be special.”The players walked backward after the game, but Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) took a massive step forward in winning it. So many times this season, the Orange has failed to put a complete game together, falling apart after getting off to a fast start. A program hoping for a spark from a new coaching staff after seven wins over the last two years was still stuck in neutral.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut on Saturday, things changed for SU. The Orange never played from behind and the collapse that was expected to come never did. In its most dominant performance of the season, and its biggest regular season win since before the Scott Shafer era, Syracuse defeated No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast), 31-17, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.“Anytime you take over a new program, you’re trying to get everybody to buy in, to work as one,” Babers said. “That’s what happened today.”MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse’s defense shuts down Virginia Tech in emphatic victoryDe’Jon Wilson has best performance in Syracuse career against VTDino Babers goes nuts in locker room after SU’s win over Virginia Tech After winning the coin toss, VT elected to defer and let its third-ranked defense go onto the field first. On the sixth play of the Orange’s first drive, Dungey lofted a pass down the middle of the field as he got knocked down. He stayed sitting on the ground and watched Ervin Philips haul in the pass and outrun the coverage for a 58-yard touchdown just under two minutes into the game.Dungey popped up, did his personalized celebration handshake with Strickland and ran toward the sideline as fans burst into cheers around him.The Orange scored later again to start the second quarter on a trick play when Dungey pitched it to Strickland, who then fired a pass downfield to Brisly Estime who ran untouched for an 84-yard touchdown.Syracuse took a 17-3 lead into halftime. The Orange was setting itself up for its first win against a ranked opponent since Nov. 10, 2012, against Louisville. But SU had gotten off to big starts before without managing to close the deal.Kiran Ramsey | Digital Design Editor“We had so many games that we could have pulled out,” wide receiver Steve Ishmael said. “We could have pulled out Louisville, USF.”Syracuse started falling into that same script in the second half. On the first offensive possession, Dungey threw an interception in the end zone. The offense didn’t get much going and by early in the fourth quarter, the Hokies had tied the game up at 17.But this time, the SU offense broke the script. On the very next possession, Syracuse orchestrated a nearly six-minute drive that ended with a Dungey touchdown plunge from 1 yard out. The Dome erupted in celebration while SU players and coaches mobbed each other on the sideline.The Orange defense forced a three-and-out on the next possession, and the offense scored another touchdown right after that. After letting the Hokies hang around, Syracuse was delivering the knockout blow.“Even before the game we felt that we had to come out with a chip on our shoulder,” Strickland said. “We were the underdogs, so we felt we had to come out with the dog in us.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorWith VT trying to make one last push, the Syracuse defense forced a fumble and recovered it, effectively sealing the game.The Orange played a full game for the first time against a challenging opponent. Babers has frequently said that his system really starts to take shape in the middle of his second year, and in his signature win this season, he gave a glimpse into what the future could be for this program.“Really excited for the fan base, for the administration, the community, the university, and those young men out there on the football field,” Babers said.“I’m really happy for all of you to really get a taste of what this thing is going to look like.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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