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Indonesia starts preliminary talks on ‘travel corridor’ with Singapore

first_imgSingapore has been Indonesia’s leading investment partner this year, channeling US$4.7 billion to the archipelago in the first half, up 36 percent from the same period last year.Indonesia recorded a non-oil and gas trade surplus of $398 million with Singapore in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 10.6 percent from $360 million in the first half of 2019.Indonesia recorded its first contraction in 20 years when its economy contracted 5.32 percent in the second quarter, while Singapore entered a recession in the second quarter when its economy contracted 13.2 percent.While Singapore has permitted diplomatic and business travel for selected countries, it recently announced that it would be reopening its borders to visitors from New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam in September.The government has previously asked Singapore to reopen its borders to Indonesia, in particular the borders it shares with the commercial and tourist hubs of Bintan and Batam that have been closed for months due to COVID-19 restrictions.In their bilateral meeting, the two foreign ministers agreed that it was important that the 2020 annual leaders’ retreat produced concrete cooperation, especially in light of the pandemic that had ravaged the global economy.“The two [sides] agreed that the issues that could be discussed at the leaders’ retreat included strengthening cooperation in the fields of health, economy and finance,” the ministry said in its statement.The ministry also stated that Indonesia and Singapore would form six working groups as a follow-up to the bilateral meeting. The working groups were to hammer out the details for the upcoming retreat according to a schedule that “will be determined at the first opportunity”.The working groups are to each have a focus issue comprising investments, human resources, transportation, agriculture, tourism and the Batam-Bintan-Karimun (BBK) cooperation.The BBK is a special economic zone that has been in talks since 2006, during the first term of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s presidency.The ministry said that economic cooperation topped the list of issues on the table for this year’s retreat, including the development of the Kendal Industrial Park (KIP) in Central Java and the Nongsa Digital Park in Batam, the Riau Islands. Other topics included various initiatives in e-commerce, fintech, data services and the development of techno parks and regional innovation hubs.The two countries’ heads of state meet every year at the retreat. Last year, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo traveled to Singapore to meet with Prime Minister Lee in October, while the 2018 retreat was held in Bali, also in October.At the 2019 retreat, Jokowi and Lee touched on airspace management and joint military exercises, two of the more controversial issues in Indonesian-Singaporean relations.Topics : During their bilateral meeting, the two foreign ministers discussed two key issues: preparations for the Indonesia-Singapore Annual Leaders Retreat and plans on the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) for  essential businesses.The ministers “agreed to assign their respective teams to start negotiations at the first opportunity”, the Foreign Ministry said in a press statement dated Aug. 25.Indonesia already has similar arrangements with the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and China. The travel corridors relax the COVID-19 travel restrictions for urgent official trips and essential business while still maintaining strict health and safety protocols.The three countries are among Indonesia’s top bilateral partners, most notably in the economic sector, and the travel corridors facilitate follow-up on any existing strategic projects. Cross-strait neighbors Indonesia and Singapore have initiated talks on opening a “travel corridor” ahead of the annual leaders’ retreat, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi arrived in the island city-state on Monday for a bilateral meeting the following day with her Singaporean counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan.Retno also paid a courtesy call to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong regarding the upcoming leaders’ retreat.last_img read more

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Granit Xhaka was frustrated with Unai Emery over how long he took to award Arsenal captaincy

first_imgXhaka was jeered by fans when taken off against Palace and responded angrily (Picture: Reuters)According to The Athletic, Emery was never entirely sold on the idea of making Xhaka captain and consulted another player about taking over from Koscielny before eventually putting it to a vote.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTXhaka felt he was the only man for the job, though, and grew frustrated with his manager over the delay in naming Arsenal’s new skipper.Emery was hesitant, and perhaps rightly so given what happened in the Premier League clash with Palace, and it remains to be seen if he will play on Saturday against Wolves – and whether he will continue wearing the armband.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityXhaka finally released a statement on Thursday night, writing: ‘After taking some time to reflect on what happened on Sunday afternoon, I would like to give you an explanation rather than just a quick response.‘The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply. I love this club and always give 100% on and off the pitch. My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months have hurt me deeply. Granit Xhaka was frustrated with Unai Emery over how long he took to award Arsenal captaincy Xhaka has trained as usual this week ahead of facing Wolves on Saturday (Picture: Getty)‘People have said things like “We will break your legs”, “Kill your wife” and “Wish that your daughter gets cancer”. ‘That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.‘In this situation, I let myself be carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy.‘That has not been my intention and I’m sorry if that’s what people thought. ‘My wish is that we get back to a place of mutual respect, remembering why we fell in love with this game in the first place. Let’s move forward positively together.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 9:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares The Swiss midfielder could yet lose the armband after clashing with fans (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka was frustrated with Unai Emery over how long it took to name him captain, with the Arsenal manager reportedly favouring another player before putting it to a vote.Emery made the curious decision to have the entire squad vote on who they wanted to replace Laurent Koscielny as skipper, with Xhaka handed the armband by his teammates,However, his future as captain is under threat after clashing with supporters in last weekend’s draw with Crystal Palace, cupping his ear to the crowd and telling them to ‘f*** off’.last_img read more

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Bob McCoskrie: Easter isn’t just a religious holiday, it’s a family time

first_imgStuff co.nz 11 April 2017Family First Comment: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in The Politics of Hope said: “Public parks make no economic sense at all. We leave a whole lot of space unbuilt on and not capitalised in any way, but that is not the reason we have them. We have parks because they do us good … they do not make economic sense but they do us good.” Closing retail stores on certain days of the year doesn’t make economic sense, but they do us good.OPINION: Contrary to the views of Peter Mihaere who I greatly respect because of his vital work with Stand Against Slavery, closing our shops on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and Anzac Day and Christmas Day is actually good for us.Whether you’re a Christian or not is actually irrelevant.Public holidays are traditions. They create rituals for families, not based on shopping but on celebrating together, reconnecting, and making memories.The benefits of a workforce taking holidays as a nation is not quantifiable. Observing religious and cultural holidays is not quantifiable. It is also difficult to quantify the value of work/life balance.Yet research shows that families want more time together, Kiwis are working too long, and Easter weekend is traditionally about family reunions, family camps and holidays, and for some, church attendance together.However, this is becoming increasingly difficult as the retail industry is required to work almost every day of the year, and shoppers focus on the holiday specials.Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in The Politics of Hope said: “Public parks make no economic sense at all. We leave a whole lot of space unbuilt on and not capitalised in any way, but that is not the reason we have them. We have parks because they do us good … they do not make economic sense but they do us good.”Closing retail stores on certain days of the year doesn’t make economic sense, but they do us good.Ironically, the liberalisation of the Easter Sunday trading law by the Government has completely failed to solve the problem it was supposed to solve, and has resulted in rushed decisions, often against the majority views of submissions, and inconsistencies across the country.The only people celebrating this law change will be those who are making money from it. But many Kiwi families who enjoy the Easter break but are in the retail industry will no longer be afforded that luxury.And why will it stop at Easter Sunday? The justification for liberalising trading laws for Easter Sunday will be the same justification for arguing for the liberalisation of Anzac Day. And Christmas Day. And Good Friday. Is that the ultimate goal?It’s time that our Kwi identity and culture trumped commercial demands.In fact, if I had my way, we would also close the shops and give workers a break on Waitangi Day and Labour Day. And perhaps more.Economic improvement needs to be finely balanced with family and community time. Anzac Day, Easter, and Christmas remain as the few times when the whole country stops and takes a break. This is not an issue about choice as has also been argued. For many workers, they don’t have the luxury of choice as to whether they work or not. Coercion to work will be a very real threat, and we have already heard of examples of that.To argue that liberalising trading laws is justified because shoppers are able to shop online is a flawed argument. If it was a valid argument, retailers in NZ would have to be open 24/7.Contrary to the claim, tourists will cope. Many countries have public holidays with shops closed, and tourists simply plan around it, accepting it as part of the local culture and identity. New Zealanders love visiting Pacific Island nations and still manage to enjoy themselves even when everything shuts down on a Sunday. There are two days that the whole of India is closed and they are not religious days. Similar situations apply in other countries, for example Israel, and Islamic countries. The current law is not out of date with international experience.This is not about a religious holiday time relevant to only a proportion of the population. Anzac Day is also a day where shops must remain closed and has nothing to do with Christian celebrations. Many families do not observe the religious association with Christmas Day but it is still an important and vital family time in our culture.We should keep the Easter culture. And even duplicate it to other times of the year. Families deserve the break. And it’s good for us.Bob McCoskrie is National Director of Family First NZ and is writing in response to Peter Mihaere’s column: I don’t have a problem with Easter Trading and I’m a Christianhttp://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/91479803/bob-mccoskrie-easter-isnt-just-a-religious-holiday-its-a-family-timeKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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PCG suspends RORO vessel trips in Aklan

first_imgThe Philippine Coast Guard suspends sea travel in Aklan due to the inclement weather brought by typhoon “Tisoy.” AKEAN FORUM Classes were automatically suspendedin public and private pre-school and kindergarten levels. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN) Typhoon cyclone wind signal No. 1 wasalso raised in Capiz, Guimaras, northern portion of Negros Occidental (BacolodCity), Bago City, Cadiz City, Calatrava, Enrique B. Magalona, Escalante City,La Carlota City, Manapla, Murcia, Pulupandan, Sagay City, Salvador Benedicto,San Carlos City, San Enrique, Silay City, Talisay City, Toboso, Valladolid,Victoria City, Northern and Metro Cebu, Biliran, Leyte, and Southern Leyte asof press time.      According to the state weather bureau,Typhoon “Tisoy” is expected to bring light to heavy rains in the provinces ofAklan, Capiz, northern portion of Antique, and the rest of Luzon. PCG has deployed its personnel inCaticlan and Cagban seaports to ensure safety of stranded passengers. center_img RORO vessels from Caticlan to RoxasMindoro; Caticlan to Bulalacao; Oriental Mindoro, Caticlan to Batangas Port andvice versa trips were cancelled. Motorboats plying Caticlan to BoracayIsland, however, were allowed to set sail but from sunrise to sunset only. Allwatersport activities were also suspended.   MALAY, Aklan – The Philippine CoastGuard has suspended the trips of roll on, roll off (RORO) ships in thisprovince  as Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)threatens to batter several parts of the country with its heavy rains andstrong winds.last_img read more

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Ronaldo offers escape route for Man Utd flop as Solskjaer dilemma nears

first_img Loading… Brazil legend and Real Valladolid owner, Ronaldo has said his side will “open their doors” to Alexis Sanchez if his career hits a dead end. Manchester United loaned Sanchez to Inter Milan last summer but it is unclear whether where his future lies. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unlikely to welcome the Chilean back into his first-team set-up, while his wages are a problem for Inter. What’s more, Sanchez has two years left on his Old Trafford deal signed in 2018, complicating the situation further for Solskjaer. Speaking on a Zoom call (via the Daily Mail), however, Ronaldo insisted that he would help Sancho out if the need arose. “Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he’s gone,” Ronaldo said.Advertisementcenter_img “He has a lot of quality. If he doesn’t succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their doors to him.” Sanchez’s season at Inter has stuttered due to a three-month lay-off caused by an ankle injury. However, the enforced break allowed him to regain fitness and he featured on Sunday as Inter beat Sampdoria 2-1. The winger has made 17 appearances this term, chipping in with one goal and three assists. read also:Brazil’s Ronaldo opens up on rivalry with namesake Cristiano Sanchez is one of a number of United-owned players whose futures beyond the summer are uncertain. Chris Smalling wants to stay at Roma after also leaving on loan last summer, while Marcos Rojo is pining for an extension at Estudiantes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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O’Driscoll joins Reds staff

first_img Liverpool have also announced that Academy boss Pep Lijnders will step up to a newly-created role of first team development coach. Both men began work as Liverpool returned to their Melwood base for the start of pre-season training on Monday. Rodgers said: “I have made these appointments because I want to take us in a new technical direction, in terms of coaching. “I believe the entire first-team set-up will benefit and I am extremely positive and excited about what we can achieve, as a group, going forward.” Lijnders is not a direct replacement for first-team coach Mike Marsh, whose contract was not renewed in June. The Dutchman will continue to work with the elite youth talent at the Academy but will now play a greater role in the first-team set-up. It is understood the club are still looking to add a new first-team coach to the backroom staff. The coaching shake-up comes as Rodgers looks to reinvigorate his squad – which has already been supplemented by the signing of six players – after last season’s disappointing sixth-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League. Rodgers has previously spoken of the qualities of O’Driscoll, who has never managed in the top flight but has considerable experience after close to 40 years in the game. Press Association Rodgers said in a statement: “My admiration for Sean, as a professional, is well documented. He is someone with a clear vision and philosophy and has proved he has the ability to transfer that knowledge, through his coaching, to the players. “I am looking forward to working with him and also learning from his experiences and gaining valuable knowledge from his expertise.” O’Driscoll added: “I am excited to be joining one of the world’s most iconic football clubs. The hallmark of any successful club is its culture and that comes from the people who work there, from the chief executive and first-team manager to those people behind the scenes whose faces may not be known but who are the lifeblood of the club. “From the moment I drove into Melwood last week and was greeted by Kenny the gate man, I could not have been made to feel more welcome. If you are going to have any level of success these people are as crucial as the players; from my experiences so far it is clear everyone wants to help this club succeed.” Lijnders, who previously had roles at PSV Eindhoven and FC Porto, has impressed since taking charge of Liverpool’s under-16s side last year. His new position will focus much more on elite player development. Rodgers said: “This presents a fantastic opportunity for Pep and one I know he will grasp with both hands. “He has excelled at the Academy and I believe this is the perfect time for him to make the step up to the first-team set-up and use his talents for the benefit of the senior squad. “Pep displays a passion and enthusiasm for his profession that is truly infectious and I believe will have a positive impact.” Lijnders said: “I feel proud and honoured to work closely with Brendan and his staff. I couldn’t think of a better attacking manager to assist. “Everybody knows how I feel about representing this amazing club. The owners have a clear and strong philosophy which is based on developing top young players into elite. I want to thank them for giving me this opportunity.” The former Bournemouth, Doncaster, Crawley, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City boss moves to Anfield after a spell in charge of England Under-19s. The 58-year-old takes over as Brendan Rodgers’ number two from Colin Pascoe, who was sacked last month following a robust end-of-season review. Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Sean O’Driscoll as their new assistant manager . last_img read more

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Guyana Sports Club, Royals claim OMSCC titles

first_imgBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — After claiming the runner-up spot for four consecutive years, including a narrow one-run loss to Our Own in last year’s final, Guyana Sports Club (GSC) broke the jinx on Sunday when they emerged winners of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) Division One tournament at St Bede’s ground, Scarborough.Division Two champions Royals celebrate their win.Division Two champions Royals celebrate their win.Entering the final as the number four seed, GSC turned back the challenge of second seeded East Coast Hustlers after earlier creating a stir by trouncing favourites and defending champions Our Own in the semi-final the previous weekend.The Division Two final saw Royals live up to their number one billing in a tense two-run victory over Miracles who were fourth in the standings in their division.Eager to enter winners’ row after coming close on a few occasions, GSC seemed a determined bunch and from the word go had Hustlers on the back foot, ripping through the top order which included the likes of the team’s leading run-getter Rovendra Madholall, who was brilliantly bowled by Terry Mathura in the third over after his team was inserted to take first strike.By the end of the 10th over, Hustlers were reduced to 38 for six and despite putting up some resistance in the remaining 10, an insufficient 99 all out was all they could muster in 19.2 overs.Abinash Ramnarayan (48) was the only batsman to offer any resistance, hitting three fours and a six while Avinash Singh supported with 17. For GSC, Farouk Inshan claimed three for 10 from three overs and Khemraj Budhai two for seven from 1.2.Despite losing Inshan with just 12 on the board, GSC cruised to an emphatic seven-wicket victory in 13.4 overs with Jito Narine blasting three sixes and four fours in an unbeaten 42 and also earning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his side. Skipper Rakesh Dyal finished with two for 18 from three overs and Ramkarran Seegobin one for five runs from one. Ramnarayan was voted MVP for Hustlers.In a more competitive Division Two final, Miracles almost pulled off a miraculous win after being set a challenging 178 for victory in their allotted 20 overs.Keeping pace with the required target throughout their innings, Miracles needed seven off the last over but were left high and dry on 175 for five, after a brilliant last over from Suresh Keso which yielded just four runs.MVP Matbar Singh, who was mainly responsible for his team reaching the final following a last-ball boundary in the semi-final versus Ramblers, was again among the runs, slamming four fours and a six in a top score of 44 while Hazari Girdhari made 33. Extras contributed a healthy 62, including some 40 wides. Four run-outs did little to help Miracles’ cause.When Royals batted, they were indebted to half-centuries from MVP Deonarine Sukhoo (55) and Abdool Azeeze (54) as they reached a formidable 177 for five in their 20 overs. Deonarine struck six fours and two sixes while Azeeze counted six sixes and a four in his knock. Rabindranauth Persaud claimed two for 16.Both finals once again attracted hundreds of spectators and at the presentation ceremony, OMSCC president Azeem Khan lauded the efforts of the participating teams and the commitment shown throughout the season. The OMSCC presentation dinner and dance is set for Saturday, October 15.last_img read more

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Coleman dresses, misses 2nd straight game with left leg contusion

first_imgSyracuse (14-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) center DaJuan Coleman did not play in the Orange’s 49-44 win against Miami (8-6, 0-2) on Saturday.Coleman, who has now missed two straight games with a left leg contusion, was on the bench in his uniform. But even though he dressed, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said he was not excepting to play him.“He was feeling better, but I really didn’t want to,” Boeheim said. “We’re going to give him another day or two. See how he feels. He’s better, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”Jerami Grant started again at the wing and Rakeem Christmas slid into the middle of the 2-3 zone. Coleman did participate in pregame warm-ups, appearing to favor his right leg slightly, and wore a sleeve on his left knee.On Friday, SU Athletics spokesman Pete Moore said the injury is around the knee area — the same knee that Coleman underwent surgery for on Jan. 29, 2013 that caused him to miss eight games. However, Moore said that the team does not believe the two injuries are related. The sophomore center said he dropped 10-to-15 pounds before the start of the season in hopes of gaining speed and limiting the chance of re-injury.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColeman’s contusion was first announced by Boeheim after the sophomore center played just six minutes and missed the entire second half in SU’s 78-62 win over then-No. 8 Villanova last Saturday. He then sat on the sideline in a grey sweatsuit for the Orange’s 70-48 victory against Eastern Michigan on Tuesday. Comments Published on January 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse dominates No. 6 Penn State, advances to final four rematch with North Carolina

first_imgJunior captain Emma Russell ran to midfield and jumped into her teammates’ arms. Syracuse had just clinched its second final four appearance in three seasons.With crisp passing throughout the team and a quick start, the No. 4 Orange (17-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) dominated No. 6 Penn State (16-6, 5-3 Big Ten) for a  3-1 win on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament at J.S. Coyne Field. Every Orange player seemed to be making the right passes and reads, helping SU erase last year’s memory of losing at home in the first round to Michigan State. SU will now face No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament on Friday in College Park, Maryland.“It’s a great feeling,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “We moved the ball incredibly well, moved off the ball, countered. And our passing game was really good today. I’m so proud of these young women.”She had been awake since 4 a.m. Sunday due to the stress and anticipation of the matchup. But as soon as it began, the Orange seemed like a different team than the one that had just barely defeated Boston University at home on Saturday.About five minutes into the game, freshman Lies Lagerweij fired a ball from just outside SU’s circle to around midfield where fellow freshman Laura Hurff was standing. That pass was followed shortly by another, as Hurff controlled the ball before picking out Russell across the field as the co-captain charged toward the goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe pass hit Russell perfectly as she was getting ready to enter the circle. Russell finished from there, slamming the ball past the goalie into the back-right corner of the goal. Just 5:44 into the game, the Orange had already established a 1-0 advantage.“I think it was really important that we start out strong the first 10-15 minutes,” Russell said. “So to come out, and control and then score the first goal was really important for our team. It was just really good to start off the game strong.”The crisp passing continued throughout the first period, leading the Orange to get another great scoring chance just under 20 minutes into the period. Co-captain Katie Nearhouse passed to an open Russell just slightly over midfield. Russell found midfielder Alyssa Manley on the other side of the field, a little deeper into Penn State territory.From there, Manley fired off a pass to senior forward Lauren Brooks deep enough into Penn State territory where Brooks had enough space to drive into the circle and score the team’s second goal of the day at 19:44 into the first period.“I think we just moved better as a forward and a midfield line,” Russell said. “The reshaping around the ball was better. Our leading was timed better today, which helped our forward line in particular a lot so we were able to find the spaces a lot better.”For the third goal of the period, the Orange worked the ball inside the circle, earning a corner.On the corner, Brooks missed the first shot and Nearhouse missed a rebound as well. But PSU goalie Kylie Licata spilled the the ball off of Nearhouse’s missed shot into Lagerweij’s stick. The freshman cleaned up to give Syracuse a padded 3-0 lead.“I saw the ball coming in front of me and I dived to it,” Lagerweij said. “I was lying on the ground doing something with my stick and it just went in.”SU and UNC have traded wins against each other this season, with the Orange’s victory coming on Nov. 7 in the ACC tournament off an overtime goal from Russell.“Our quest is to be prepared for Friday night’s match against North Carolina and be able to get one more,” Bradley said. “That’s what’s on the back of their shirts: ‘One more.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm Contact Ryan: rlraigro@syr.edulast_img read more

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Allie Murray shakes off rough 1st half to stymie No. 7 Northwestern in No. 2 Syracuse’s 16-12 win

first_img Published on February 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ Allie Murray charged 3 to 4 feet out of her net and left half of it open. She snagged the ball out of the air and, at that point, had stopped Northwestern’s opportunity to score its second goal with almost 13 minutes gone in the first half.Wildcats attack Christina Esposito pressured Murray as the SU goalie started racing back toward the crease. As she was working to avoid Esposito, Murray slipped and the ball rolled out of her stick, crossing the goal line. After stopping Northwestern seconds earlier, Murray’s error had just cut the Orange’s lead down to one goal.The first half for Murray was stained by significant mistakes that followed up exceptional saves. But she adjusted in the second half, and made several key saves that helped No. 2 Syracuse (5-0) hold on to beat No. 7 Northwestern (1-2), 16-12, on Sunday in the Carrier Dome.Murray only ended up recording four saves in the game, two in each half. Still, despite the mistakes, head coach Gary Gait was happy with her performance and thought that the number of saves didn’t tell the whole story.“I thought she played great … she pressured, made them hit the post, made them miss and shoot high,” Gait said. “I thought she had a great game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStill, Murray negated some of the her saves by following them up with mistakes. With just over 12 minutes left in the first half, Murray stepped up and stopped a Catie Ingrilli’s free-position shot. Instead of being patient, she hastily tried to pass the ball onto a teammate. Ingrilli, who was still close to the net, stole the ball and pushed it into the open goal. It gave Northwestern a 5-3 lead.Murray appeared rattled. She frequently slapped her stick all over the goal posts and moved around, even when the ball was on the other side of the field. SU went into the half up 8-6, but it could have had a four-goal advantage.Then things shifted for Murray after the break. She remained aggressive and kept coming forward to try and take away shooting angles. That worked, as the Northwestern offense started rushing its shots. The Wildcats ended up just 1-of-4 from the free position in the second half, allowing SU to regain its hold on the game. A 5-0 run midway through the half did just that.“Some of the things that we talked about, in regards to her, I don’t think when the game was really under pressure, I don’t think we executed to our best,” Northwestern head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said.With 6:40 left in the game, Kaleigh Craig, Northwestern’s active leader in goals, had a free-position shot and an opportunity to cut SU’s lead to two. Murray knocked the ball away and then less than a minute later, senior Kayla Treanor scored her fourth goal of the game to open up a 14-10 advantage.Twenty seconds after Treanor’s goal, Northwestern’s Tara Chelios came right up the middle and had a clear shot at the net. Murray stepped up, put her stick high and recovered the ball. The crowd and the bench roared with approval as she passed the ball and SU cleared it. Less than a minute after the save, SU’s Gabby Jaquith got on the board and put the Orange up, 15-10.After the game was over, all the players ran out to midfield and crowded around Murray, tapping her on the helmet. Treanor said that the team was showing appreciation for their goalie. The player who allowed the Wildcats to take control of the game also prevented them from getting back into it.“As a goalie, if you want to be good, you really have to just shake things off very quickly, that’s just the nature of the position,” Amonte Hiller said. “Great goalies do, and I think she did that.” Commentslast_img read more

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