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UK election: PLSA urges new government to commit to better retirement income

first_imgNigel Peaple, director of policy and research at the PLSASusan McIlvogue, partner at Hymans Robertson, said there should be few surprises for pension schemes and trustees following the election as the Conservatives had pledged to continue their commitment to the pensions bill, bringing with it stronger powers for The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to hold all schemes to account.“[S]chemes should act now to avoid being caught on the back foot by the revitalised regulator on the horizon,” she said.Brexit pathway clearerCommentators said that for 2020, the election result reduces the chances of second referendums on European Union membership and Scottish independence.Many expect sterling to soar, some mentioned to $1.40, with billions of pent up business investment to be unleashed to boost the British economy.Several commentators said the strong Conservative win provided some near-term economic clarity as the UK will finally leave the EU and public sector net investment will increase.Dennis Shen, analyst at ratings agency Scope, said: ”The result gives the Conservative government its opportunity to at last deliver Brexit after multiple delays and on terms similar to those that Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with the EU on 17 October.”Hetal Mehta, senior European economist at Legal & General Investment Management, said significant questions still remain as to the next stages of the Brexit process, however, not least the timeline for agreement on a ‘future relationship’ with the UK’s European partners.“Indeed, given the relatively brief amount of time left for these talks, we expect the new UK government to request an extension to the transition period beyond the end of 2020,” she said.James Clunie, manager of the Jupiter Absolute Return Fund, said the election was a critical one for investors. This was for reasons including that the Labour policies were ”strongly anti-investor: think nationalisation, effective expropriation of assets, windfall taxes and higher corporation tax.”He said that investors, including pension funds, individuals and charitable endowments, would have suffered, and that UK equities and sterling had been depressed going into the election ”out of fear of these policies becoming a reality”. As Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party secured an impressive majority in the UK general election, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has challenged the new government to ensure that the nation achieves a better income in retirement.The PLSA called on the new government to urgently follow through on its manifesto pledges for pensions, highlighting that it should promote better retirement outcomes for millions of UK savers by:carrying out the promise of the previous government to quickly increase the band of salary on which savings are made;widening the scope of automatic enrolment so it includes more people on low earnings with multiple jobs;increasing total contributions to 12% by 2030 with half from the employerNigel Peaple, director of policy and research at the PLSA, said: “Ensuring adequate contributions, fostering effective engagement and allowing well-run schemes to operate at appropriate scale provides the blueprint for making the greatest difference to the greatest number of people. We must get on with improving the system.” Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London, made some similar points. “While Brexit will undoubtedly be top of his to-do list, we urge the prime minister to make good on his manifesto promises to help low paid workers in net pay arrangements as well as addressing the long running saga of NHS doctors affected by the tapered annual allowance,” she said.Morrisey called for the pensions bill – “put into mothballs” after the election was announced – to be dusted off to allow the industry to make progress on issues such as the Pensions Dashboard.last_img read more

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Buyers are still hunting for properties

first_imgIN  ALL my decades of real estate, I’ve never seen the challenges of the past month, writes REIQ Townsville Zone chairman Wayne Nicholson. The REIQ was here last week to host some special forums to help the real estate profession take the all-important next steps as we recover from this disaster. It was good to hear directly from people affected and learn straight from the horse’s mouth what the biggest issues are and what they need from us by way of help and support. As incredible as it is to believe, parts of the city are still functioning and the real estate market is still operating. There are properties on the market and there are still buyers looking for a home. Of course, the flood is going to have a massive impact but it’s important to get back to business as usual as quickly as possible. I was recently in the Bunnings nursery pondering the best ground cover to use in my garden when a couple walked past me. The gent stopped and said to me: “Because presentation is everything, eh?! I read your articles”. Firstly, I want thank him and, secondly, it got me to thinking about these columns. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020If you have a topic you would like to discuss concerning the real estate industry please send it to me via email at: wayne@fnnicholson.com.au with the subject line: “REIQ food for thought” and I will endeavour to answer you. I am not a property lawyer and I can’t answer legal questions but if it’s a general real estate topic, I’ll be able to help. All REIQ member agents are available to the public to discuss any real estate needs at any time and provide a service if required.Do not hesitate to contact an agent for advice on real estate matters and be prepared for the agent to refer you to a solicitor if the matter is a legal question. Finally, I’d like to offer some thoughts about the real estate market in the months and years ahead. The REIQ has data that indicates that while we will have a short-term struggle in some areas, in the next year, two years and five years, we’ll very quickly get back on track. Additionally, there will be a lot of support coming our way from the government and we’ll amaze the rest of the state and the country with how well we recover and how fast.Let’s get to it, Townsville.last_img read more

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Dodge City Modified checkers fly for Gray

first_imgKevin Gray won for the first time in two-plus seasons at Dodge City Raceway Park, holding off R.C. Whitwell for the opening night IMCA Modified checkers. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 5) – Kevin Gray battled into the lead on the fifth circuit then held off Arizona’s R.C. Whitwell over the closing rounds to post his first local IMCA Modified win since August of 2015 on opening night Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.Gray gridded the feature outside the front row, but it was pole starter Ryan Heger gunning into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Gray kept the heat on and raced back into the lead on the fifth lap.While Gray slipped away, Whitwell worked his way into second just past the mid­way point and closed in to challenge over the final circuits.  Whitwell poked his nose under Gray in turns three and four on the white flag lap and then took a shot on the high side on the final round, but Gray held steady to post the win.Recently back in the seat after a layoff of more than 15 years, Troy Burkhart wired the field to take the win in the 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature.Burkhart raced into the lead at the outset from the pole position but had his hands full much of the way fending off Ron Hartman for the lead.  Burkhart sur­vived a final caution with just two laps to go to preserve the win.Four-time and defending IMCA SportMod champion Jeff Kaup opened things up in a familiar way by racing to victory lane in the 20-lap feature for his 17th Dodge City score since the 2012 season.Duane Wahrman picked up where he left off last season by winning the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.last_img read more

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Marshalltown’s Dale DeFrance Memorial postponed to June 9

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods round out the June 9 card.  Featuring both the 500th and final race in IMCA Late Model Summer Series history and a Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour program for IMCA Modifieds, the Marshalltown Speedway special has been postponed from May 7 to Tuesday, June 9.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points will be awarded. Complete purses and the numerous contingency awards to be given in all divisions are to be announced.  IMCA Late Model Ironman Darrel DeFrance will complete his perfect attendance streak in the Summer Series finale at his hometown track. The Modified feature is a qualifier for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.  The Dale DeFrance Memorial will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV. More information is available from Kruse at 515 231-5444. “We remain committed to the health and well-being of everyone who is a part of race programs at Marshalltown Speedway, as a driver, crew member, spectator or track worker,” said promoter Toby Kruse. “We’ll follow guidelines or recommendations that are in place from the state for all weekly and special events.”  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – While it’s still going to be an event for the IMCA history book, the chapter on the upcoming Dale DeFrance Memorial just won’t get written when originally scheduled. last_img read more

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French club appoint Enyeama coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Ex-Lille and Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has been named as new goalkeeper coach of French National 3 side Iris Club de Croix.The 37-year-old has been without a club since he left French top-flight outfit Lille in August 2018, and now he has been given the chance to commence his journey in management. In a statement released on Iris Club’s Facebook page, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner will train goalkeepers from the team’s reserves to the U16 division.Enyeama began his professional career at Ibom Stars in 1999 before teaming up with Enyimba, where he helped the Aba-based outfit win three Nigeria Professional League titles, two Caf Champions Leagues and one Caf Super Cup diadem.In 2015, he moved to Bnei Yehuda and in his debut season, he helped the Lions to reach the final of the Israeli State Cup as well as a fourth-place finish in the Israeli top-flight that earned them a place in the 2006 Uefa Cup [now Europa League].After two seasons at the Bloomfield Stadium, he was signed for Hapoel Tel Aviv.There, he was their chief penalty taker and inspired the club to two Israel State Cup trophies and one Israeli Premier League title. His impressive performances in Israel caught the attention of Lille and subsequently joined the Great Danes for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.His maiden appearance came in the French club’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan in the 2012 Champions League group stage.In 2013, he went on a 14-game run without conceding a goal before he was beaten for the first time in 1062 minutes against Bordeaux.On the international scene, he made his debut in 2002 for the Super Eagles against Kenya, before going a step further to feature at the 2002 Fifa World Cup.He drew the curtain on his Super Eagles’ career after representing the country in three World Cups, one Fifa Confederation Cup and five Afcon appearances. Enyeama boasts 101 appearances and is Nigeria’s all-time most capped player, an honour he shares with current Super Eagles Assistant Coach Joseph Yobo.Recently, his former international teammate John Utaka was appointed as manager of Montpellier’s U19 team.Tags: AFCONClub de CroixVincent Enyeamalast_img read more

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Pardew desperate for victory

first_imgNewcastle boss Alan Pardew is hoping the 700th game of his managerial career will help him to emerge from some of the darkest days he has endured in the game. He said: “We would be naive not have concerns. We have a strategy for when they return and making sure they and their families are taken care of. “They are essential to us and our doctor has looked into the problems that might arise and also protection for them, and to make sure we do our very best to help them.” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson returns to Newcastle aware of the pressure and expectation on the shoulders of Alan Pardew. Pearson knows all too well the demands that come with running a club such as the Magpies as he spent 16 months on Tyneside and worked for three different managers. During his short tenure that started in October 2006, which included spells as assistant manager, first-team coach and two week-long runs as caretaker boss, Pearson saw Glenn Roeder and Sam Allardyce sacked. Pearson then spent a week working under Kevin Keegan prior to his own release in early February 2008 and joining Southampton. More than six years on and Pearson now takes Leicester to the north-east where Pardew is under enormous pressure. “I’ve still a lot of very good memories from my time there, although being caretaker was not a good experience because I was replacing someone I had worked with,” recalled Pearson. “The initial appointment came out of the blue. I had just left West Brom as Bryan Robson had gone and I did not expect to be in work so quickly. “But it was a great experience for me. It’s a big club and there were a lot of good things about it. “It was unfortunate, probably because of the expectation and a few other circumstances, that as first-team coach there I worked for three managers. “It shows you the volatile nature of football and the expectations that go with big clubs. “It’s the nature of football that sometimes the expectation can be used as the opportunity to make changes, but change is not always the best thing. “Sometimes if you make an appointment and you think the person is the right person when you bring them in, it’s then about having the right amount of time and support to get the job done. “I’ve had times here (at Leicester) when it has not been easy for either myself, the staff or the players, so I understand what it is like to work under those sorts of pressures. “When it becomes personal it’s never nice.” Pearson has virtually a full squad to choose from, with only defenders Matt Upson (foot) and Zoumana Bakayogo (anterior cruciate) sidelined. The 53-year-old will send his side out against Leicester at St James’ Park on Saturday knowing a failure to win at the eighth attempt this season will set an unwanted new Magpies record and increase the pressure on him from outside, if not necessarily inside, the club. Pardew said: “I have managed at three of the levels, and they have all presented different challenges, which I have enjoyed. “As a manager, you have real ups and downs – there is euphoria and some real dark days, which I’ve had recently here. “You have to try to show a consistency in what you do. It’s not really a time for reflection for me this week because Leicester is so important for this football club. All I’m focussed on is getting the win we need for this city and the club.” Newcastle have collected only four points from their opening seven Barclays Premier League games and have had to come from behind to claim the last two of them, having trailed to both Hull and Swansea. Pardew freely admits a team which underwent significant change during the summer is misfiring. It is a challenge which he must accomplish soon if owner Mike Ashley is to continue to resist demands from sections of the club’s support to dispense with the manager – and the word from inside St James’ once again this week is that his job remains safe whatever happens on Saturday – and add to his tally of games. Pardew said: “You have to try to improve. At the moment, the team is struggling. I need to use all of my resources to try to improve it.” Pardew will at least have keeper Tim Krul fit after an injury scare, while Daryl Janmaat and Paul Dummett are also expected to be available. Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote and Senegal striker Papiss Cisse were due back from international duty in Africa late on Thursday evening with Pardew revealing the club will monitor them amid concerns over the ongoing Ebola crisis. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-MARLINS RETURNMarlins return to play after virus outbreakBALTIMORE (AP) — The Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following an outbreak that left 21 members of their traveling party infected with the coronavirus, including 18 players. The team has not played since July 26. There also are opt-out provisions for players who experience emergency or extenuating circumstances during the season due to the coronavirus. Another person with direct knowledge of the agreement between the league and the players’ union tells The Associated Press that relief in the 2020 salary cap is being provided to the 32 teams.NFL-JAGUARS-MINSHEW Minshew off of COVID listJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have cleared starting quarterback Gardner Minshew from the COVID-19 list.Minshew spent the last two days in mandatory quarantine after being in close contact with someone infected. Safety Andrew Wingard also was activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Minshew, Wingard and receiver Michael Walker are roommates in Jacksonville and have been for more than a year. Walker remains on the list. Klages is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. Associated Press — Oakland left-hander Jesus Luzardo will make his long-awaited first turn in the A’s rotation when they open up a three-game series against Texas. Just shy of his 23rd birthday, Luzardo will be the youngest starter for the A’s since Brett Anderson in 2010. Luzardo made six appearances as a September callup last season and made two appearances out of the bullpen this season.— Angels star Shohei Ohtani will be shut down from throwing for four to six weeks with a right forearm strain near his surgically repaired elbow. With only about eight weeks left in the season, Ohtani might not pitch again until 2021. Ohtani reported discomfort in his arm Sunday after struggling through his second start since having Tommy John surgery in 2018. The two-way sensation is traveling with the team to Seattle and is day-to-day as a hitter.— The Dodgers could be without Mookie Betts for a second straight game as they continue a series in San Diego. Betts sat out Monday with swelling on a finger on his left hand that manager Dave Roberts described as substantial. Betts was potentially available to defend Monday, but not to hit. TENNIS-MADRID OPENMadrid Open canceled because of virus spike August 4, 2020center_img MADRID (AP) — The Madrid Open in September has been canceled because of a new spike in coronavirus cases in Spain. The joint men’s and women’s tournament was originally scheduled in May, but moved when Spain became a hotbed for the virus. Its new slot in September allowed it again to be a major lead-in event for the rescheduled French Open at the end of that month. But organizers last weekend were advised by local authorities not to stage the tournament due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. NFL-OPT OUTSThursday deadline set to opt-out of the seasonUNDATED (AP) — NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MINNESOTA-BATEMANGophers star Bateman skips season amid virus worry, goes proMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus. He will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Bateman posted a video on Twitter that he narrated in explanation of his decision. The university confirmed his departure, which Bateman called “the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life.” The native of Tifton, Georgia, totaled 111 receptions, 1,923 yards and 17 touchdowns over two seasons. Bateman was a third team All-American in 2019. He won the Big Ten Conference’s receiver of the year award. DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-COACHFormer coach gets 90 days in connection with Nassar caseLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university sports doctor Larry Nassar. Sixty-five-year-old Kathie Klages was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She also was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months probation. Klages said in a tearful statement that she did not remember being told about abuse and apologized to victims if the conversations occurred. Jacksonville had an NFL-leading dozen players on the COVID-19 list Monday, with most of them being rookies and second-year players like Minshew, Wingard and Walker.The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice next Wednesday.In other NFL news: — Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the signing, the Bucs add another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. The 32-year-old McCoy is entering his 12th NFL season. He has started 141 of 160 career games, rushing for 11,071 yards and 73 touchdowns. He also has been effective in the passing attack, with 503 receptions for 3,797 yards and 16 touchdowns with the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. McCoy added a Super Bowl title to his resume as a backup with the Chiefs last season.— The New York Giants improved their pass rush by re-signing linebacker Markus Golden. The Giants announced Tuesday the signing on their leader in sacks last season. Golden’s contract is a one-year tender for $5.1 million. Golden had 10 sacks in 2019, more than twice the total of any other Giants defender. The 29-year-old is entering his sixth season. Miami is replacing sidelined players with prospects, along with veterans the organization scrambled to acquire. Manager Don Mattingly said he has never spoken with some of the players joining the team.Right-hander Pablo Lopez will start against the Orioles. The pitching staff was especially hard hit by the outbreak and will rely heavily on newcomers.Elsewhere in the major leagues: — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber has 27 strikeouts through two starts, matching a big league record, and he’ll face Cincinnati in his third start of the year. Bieber tied the mark set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954, fanning 13 Twins last Thursday after punching out 14 Royals on opening day. — Kansas City right-hander Brady Singer makes his third major league start on his 24th birthday at Wrigley Field. Singer, who was selected by the Royals in the first round of the 2018 amateur draft, is still looking for his first big league win after pitching well in a pair of no-decisions this year. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs.last_img read more

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Journalist discusses effect of Trump’s deportation rhetoric

first_imgJulia Erickson | Daily TrojanCurrent affairs · Journalist Pilar Marrero and professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe discussed immigration and the election at Wednesday’s event.A journalist specializing in immigration politics spoke about the treatment of immigrants in the United States and the importance of immigration rhetoric in the 2016 presidential election Wednesday at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy, spoke with Pilar Marrero, a journalist for La Opinion, the largest Spanish-speaking newspaper in the United States. The event, “A Conversation with Pilar Marrero: Toxic Immigration Rhetoric and America’s Future,” was hosted by the USC Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Price School. Marrero is the author of Killing the American Dream, published in 2012, which archives the last 25 years of immigration policy and the struggles surrounding it in the United States. She has a long history of speaking on social and political issues that deal with the Latino community. She is also covering the 2016 presidential campaign for ImpreMedia, a major Spanish-speaking media outlet.At Wednesday’s event, Marrero spoke about the political climate around immigration in America and the different approaches each presidential candidate has toward the issue. A recent Gallup poll showed that two-thirds of the Americans oppose the immigration plans advocated by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, which involves building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and deporting illegal immigrants. The poll also found that 84 percent of Americans favor a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the United States, a plan that is backed by the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.“This opinion about immigration among the American public changes depending on the moment and the economic conditions,” Marrero said. “In terms of the national Gallup measures, you find that opinions on immigration changed right after 9/11. It started changing slowly until today, when most of the Americans see immigration as positive.”According to Marrero, politicians are usually out of step with what majority of the population wants, which is why immigration faces gridlock in Congress despite the apparent national consensus.“The last time there was an effort to pass immigration reform, it passed in the Senate and it was stopped and never voted on in the House,” Marrero said. “The reason is because House members are elected in small districts, as opposed to the Senators, who are elected state-wise. The politics in small districts are very different from states like California.”Marrero said that the elites of both major political parties have been disconnected from their base for a while, which has led to anger among voters who are dissatisfied for economic and social reasons, along with racial issues.“If you look back in our history, right after the Great Depression, working-class whites along with Mexican agricultural workers were suffering,” Marrero said. “But Mexicans and immigrants were the scapegoats, and close to a million were deported.”Marrero related this historical pattern of behavior to the way that politicians approach current immigrants. According to Marrero, stricter immigration laws enacted after 9/11 affected regular immigrants more than those suspected of being terrorists. At airports, non-citizen workers were fired and different laws were filed targeting immigrants.“Men from several Middle Eastern countries had to register, and a lot of laws were passed that in reality affected the larger population of immigrants,” Marrero said. “There were really not a lot of terrorists caught at the time.”Marrero said that the problem lies in the fact that the emphasis is on enforcement of current immigration policies and not on reform.“I think this is a history that continues to go around, and we are seeing it coming back, year after year,” Marrero said. “We are a country that idealizes its immigrant past, but we don’t want to really deal with our immigrants.”last_img read more

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Even if there’s not a ‘magic formula,’ Syracuse looks to improve on set pieces

first_imgMassimo Ferrin and Matt Orr stopped staring at the ball and turned their attention to each other. It was overtime and a free kick a yard outside of the box would be Syracuse’s best chance to score against Louisville on Sept. 13. They had to decide: Who would handle the most important set piece of the game?Would it be the Orange’s star striker, a senior who’s tied for second in goals? Or the defender, a first-year transfer from the University of San Francisco whose “wonderful left foot” has dominated set pieces?“It’s not planned,” Orr said. “It’s go with the flow.”Orr took two steps and stopped, backing away and instead jogging into the box. It would be Ferrin’s shot. His shot aimed for the bottom left post — out of the view of Louisville’s goalkeeper off-guard — but couldn’t hit nylon. Again.Free chances for Syracuse (2-2-3, 0-1-1 Atlantic Coast), like the 16-yard free kick against the Cardinals, have been there all season. Yet, production hasn’t come in bulk. Despite 49 corner kicks this season, the Orange’s offense hasn’t converted once. Offense hasn’t been a consistent issue through seven games, but the Orange have only scored once off of free kicks and corners combined.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFixing the problem is not only head coach Ian McIntyre’s job. It’s also Orr and Ferrin’s. Yelling from the sidelines sometimes registers, he said, but it’s mostly directed by who handles the set piece.“We can’t call a timeout, sit them down and show them a whiteboard and say, ‘You guys stink,’” McIntyre said. “That’s the beauty of our game, you have to solve it on the fly.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorThis season, Syracuse’s one-two punch has been Ferrin and Orr, and they couldn’t be more different. Two different positions on opposite sides of the field, one with SU for four years, the other new to the program. Ferrin is a righty. Orr, a lefty. Ferrin has more experience, but Orr dominated reps as early as this spring.Orr came into the spring as a senior transfer with the assumption he’d take over set pieces — it’s a reason why McIntyre recruited him, Orr said. Ferrin didn’t know of him, only recognizing he was a member of the backline at the time, but immediately noticed his prowess on free kicks. “When we gave him the green light he hasn’t disappointed,” Ferrin said.The practice before a game, Orr and Ferrin simulate set pieces at the end of the session with teammates. In those cases, they try to find the heads or feet of their them. But after practice, the two stick around for another 15 minutes. They jump around the field, from the edges for corners to outside the box for free kicks. While their dangerous balls usually involve another teammate’s help, they’ll work on framing balls to untouchable parts of the net. When the time comes to take a free kick in the game, it starts with a chat between Orr and Ferrin. “What do you think?” Ferrin will usually ask, “And sometimes I’ll say, ‘This one’s mine, it’s perfect for me to shoot here.”After they decide who, the taker decides where. Sometimes going short is the best option, but if they’re feeling confident, either one will try to whip a ball in if they can get on it. Against Yale, part of Syracuse’s three-game stretch of ties, Orr was awarded a free kick in overtime. After convening, the defender aimed for the top right corner. Orr placed it where he envisioned, but Yale’s goalie tipped it over the crossbar and onto the hill of SU Soccer Stadium.Gavin Liddell | Staff PhotographerIn that game, the Orange were granted 12 corner kicks, eight taken by Orr. Nothing came out of any attempt in the 1-1 draw. The struggles forced McIntyre to reconsider Orr as an “established” left foot free kicker, giving Ferrin more opportunities. Now, the two split chances, with midfielder Simon Triantafillou sometimes acting as a third option if Orr’s out of the game. “We have trust in what we’re doing,” Ferrin said on Sept. 11. “Maybe it’ll take one to open the floodgates.”Three minutes into a home game against Cornell, Syracuse already found itself down a goal. The Orange had a free kick a few yards out of the box though. Ferrin decided it’d be him. He wanted to whip the ball low.The ball went over a cluster of heads and hit the pitch. The Big Red’s goalkeeper dove left, but the ball bounced past him into the net. The cold spell was over. A set piece finally led to a score.“It’s not any magic formula,” Ferrin said. “There’s nothing crazy we’re trying to do.” Comments Published on September 22, 2019 at 10:08 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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The Final Word: Syracuse 72, Cornell 53

first_img Published on November 20, 2019 at 11:52 pm On Wednesday, freshman forward Quincy Guerrier (10 points, five rebounds) provided Syracuse a lift off the bench in a defensive struggle in the Carrier Dome. The Orange shot 47% from the field, but Guerrier and Elijah Hughes (22 points) led Syracuse past Cornell, 72-53.Before the game, Syracuse players wore warm-up T-shirts displaying #NotAgainSU to express their support the student-led protests against recent racist and bias-related hate acts on campus.Beat writers Josh Schafer and Nick Alvarez break it all down: Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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