Indonesia has received a total of 200 ventilators for hospitalized COVID-19 patients through separate partnerships with the United States and Australia, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Thursday. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said the country received 100 ventilators from the US on Wednesday, the first shipment of 1,000 promised ventilators.“On July 21, support and partnership [supplies] from the Australian government in the form of 100 ventilators have arrived in Jakarta,” Retno said during a press briefing on Thursday. “All of [the ventilators] will be given to the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency [BNPB], as the leader of our national COVID-19 task force,” she added.The national COVID-19 task force previously said that, as of April, all of the country’s 34 provinces lacked the minimum amount of ventilators in hospitals.In June, Indonesia received five ventilators jointly procured by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The five were the first shipment of an expected 33 ventilators.The Research and Technology Ministry and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) announced in early June that Indonesia would produce 100 to 300 ventilators with state-owned weapons manufacturer Pindad, hospital equipment maker PT Poly Jaya Medikal, electronics manufacturer PT LEN and automotive holding company Dharma Group, among other companies.In partnership with the ministry, several universities have produced additional ventilators. The University of Indonesia, for example, gave the first five ventilators it produced to the national COVID-19 task force in late June and plans to produce 300 more to be donated to hospitals.Topics :
Sophie Nightingale and Tom Gilbert enjoying Palm Cove beach. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANFOR Far North locals it can be an up-market venue reserved for up-market occasions, like an engagement party or Grandma’s 80th; for southerners, it’s the postcard-inspired tropical retreat they’ve dreamt of during bleak winters.Either way, Palm Cove is held with an undeniable esteem.Real estate agent and local resident Susan Plummer has had her finger on the Palm Cove pulse for almost two decades.“I sold my first block of land in the area 18 years ago for $97,500 – not that long ago I resold the same block for $500,000,” she said. Tourism surged in the ’90s, sparking a flurry of investment and media interest in the Northern Beaches darling.Palm Cove prospered until the Global Financial Crisis, which Mrs Plummer said was like “someone had turned the tap off”.“We had a down market for about eight years, which is something unheard of, and only in the last two years has it finally changed,” she said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoNow, the Raine & Horne Palm Cove principal is feeling nothing but optimism.“We have an influx of southerners from June to the end of October,” she said.“In the first week of their holiday they are exploring, and by the end of the second week they starting to think that they want their own slice of Palm Cove.“I have to be reminded sometimes, when people come into the office and say ‘aren’t those hills beautiful’ – it’s easy to take them for granted when you see them every day.”About 25km from Cairns, Palm Cove was previously known as Palm Beach before being renamed to avoid confusion with the suburb on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.Palm Cove resident and jewellery store owner Sally Palmer “fell in love with the place” when she first visited with her husband and children 20 years ago.“From then on we came back every school holidays. It’s such a lovely, relaxed lifestyle,” she said. “We have gone to many places around the world and Palm Cove is up there with the best.”Mrs Palmer and her husband own a property at the “Old Palm Cove”, an area east of the Captain Cook Highway also known as the “Golden Triangle”.
Crédit Agricole tenders 10 mandatesCrédit Agricole’s Italian pension fund – Fondo Pensione Gruppo Bancario Crédit Agricole Italia – has launched a search for 10 managers to take on a range of five-year mandates.The fund said it was looking for three firms to manage each of three investment compartments – Horizon 10, Horizon 20 and Horizon 30 – and a manager to run a fourth investment compartment, Ethical.The Horizon 10 line (Linea Orizzonte 10) is a balanced 90/10 bond/equity portfolio, which had €106m in assets at the end of April, and an annual inflow of around €9m.Horizon 20, meanwhile, has a 70/30 bond/equity split and €102m of assets, while Horizon 30 has a 50/50 bond/equity profile and €162m of assets.The Ethical line is to be a new compartment, with a bond/equity split of 40/60.The deadline for tenders is 1pm on 17 June.Banking fund hunts €6m asset managerMulti-employer bank sector pension fund Fondo Pensione Nazionale BCC/CRA has put out a search for a manager for assets of its newly-established “TFR tacito” compartment.The deadline for applications is noon on 10 June.The fund, which had total net assets of €2.3bn at the end of 2018, said the mandate would be for around five years and involve an estimated €6m of assets initially, with a recurring gross annual contribution flow currently equal to about €700,000.Fondo BCC/CRA said that, for this type of fund, candidates were required to draw up an appropriate proposal for how they would achieve the return according to the terms of the agreement, indicating a benchmark or a maximum volatility target level.Fondo Cometa wants risk managerItalian industry-wide pension fund Fondo Cometa has announced it is looking for a risk manager.The fund said its board had resolved to select a consultant to help the fund meet its risk management obligations under the domestic legislation implementing the EU’s IORP II directive.Interested candidates are to notify the fund via email by 6pm on 7 June. Italian telecoms sector pension fund Fondo Telemaco has awarded a €220m mandate for active fixed income to Allianz Global Investors, as part of the fund’s ‘prudent’ investment line.Allianz GI, which was awarded the mandate following a tender process originally launched in November 2018, said the mandate would be managed by its London-based global fixed income team.Irshaad Ahmad, Allianz GI’s managing director and head of institutional for Europe, and Anna Vigliotti, director and head of institutional business development for Italy, said: “We are honoured that Telemaco, one of the most well-known pension funds in Italy, has awarded us this important mandate.”The decision confirmed AllianzGI’s capacity to respond to client demands with distinctive and innovative investments and customised solutions, the pair said.
Russian gas company PAO Novatek has shipped its first cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal LNG project to China via the Northern Sea Route.To commemorate the occasion, the arrival of LNG carriers Vladimir Rusanov and Eduard Toll was celebrated in the Chinese port of Jiangsu Rudong.The two ships took 19 days to complete their voyage from the port of Sabetta through the Northern Sea Route to the destination port, considerably cut when compared to 35 days for the traditional eastern route via the Suez Canal and the Strait of Malacca, Novatek said.“This voyage begins a new era of Russian LNG shipments to meet the growing natural gas demands of the Asian-Pacific markets using the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean,” Leonid Mickhelson, Chairman of Novatek’s Management Board, said. “The Northern Sea Route ensures shorter transportation time and lower costs, which plays a key role in developing our hydrocarbon fields on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas. Our vast high-quality, conventional natural gas resource base combined with low capital intensity and operation and transportation costs positions Novatek’s LNG projects among the most competitive projects globally.”Novatek commenced shipping via the Northern Sea Route in 2010 carrying liquid hydrocarbons by high-tonnage tankers to the Asian-Pacific countries.Now, the company is shipping Russian LNG along the route with its purpose-built LNG-carriers, which are able to cross the Russian Arctic region without the escort of an ice-breaker.
Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Yurchenko said he had sent two letters to World Athletics “concerning our cooperation and in regard to scandalous situations, which had left an impact on our relations for many years”.In comments used by TASS news agency, Yurchenko said he had agreed with accusations made by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) against RUSAF on the wrongdoings in the case of high jumper Danil Lysenko, in which “forged documents and false explanations” were provided as an alibi to his whereabouts, as required by anti-doping rules.In January, the AIU, the independent anti-doping watchdog for track and field, recommended World Athletics maintain the exclusion of RUSAF and the freeze on Russian athletes competing under a neutral flag unless it failed to provide evidence in the Lysenko case, which had proved to be a tipping point.Yurchenko, who also apologised for the negative consequences from the Lysenko case, said his second letter was sent to World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe.“First of all, he (Coe) will be personally supervising sanctions, which may be imposed over doping scandals, and will initiate the process of issuing to Russian athletes neutral status permits for their participation in international tournaments,” Yurchenko said. Yevgeny Yurchenko is the new head of Russia’s rebranded athletics federation WADA says Russia “manipulated” data from an anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, the latest episode in a scandal which started with the revelation in 2015 of long-term institutional doping that involved senior officials, secret agents and trafficked urine vials. Under the sanctions, Russian sportsmen and women will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics this summer as neutrals, but only if they can demonstrate that they were not part of the doping network. This was also the case at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in 2018. – Rebranded track federation – Russia’s under-fire track and field body RUSAF has come under increasing pressure from high-profile athletes at home, notably three-time high-jump world champion Mariya Lasitskene, for its handling of the scandal. Yevgeny Yurchenko, who at the last minute became the sole candidate and is believed to be backed by the Kremlin, was named RUSAF’s new head last month in an attempt to brush out the old and usher in the new. Read Also: Tokyo 2020 sport climbing test event to go ahead without athletes“His other message was that the process of RUSAF’s membership reinstatement with World Athletics is set to be launched.”In Monaco, the World Athletics council will also discuss the effects of the spread of the coronavirus, with several members taking part remotely by teleconference because of travel restrictions in their countries.The COVID-19 outbreak has already caused the world indoor championships in Nanjing, China, to be moved from this month to 2021, and the world half-marathon champs in Gdynia, Poland, to be re-scheduled from March 29 to October 17.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 World Athletics will decide Thursday whether to start the procedure of reinstating the new-look Russian athletics federation, as well as initiating the process to allow Russian athletes who test clean to compete under a neutral banner at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Russia is facing a four-year ban from international competition because of state-sponsored doping Russia has been suspended by World Athletics (then known as the IAAF) since 2015 over repeated doping scandals – a ban upheld 12 times – and has been fighting for readmission. Moscow’s case has been made more complicated after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in December imposed a four-year ban from all international sporting competitions on Russia over what it considers a state-sponsored programme of doping, a suspension the country took to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). CAS, the world’s highest sporting court, will now have to decide whether to confirm the WADA ban, or listen to Russia’s case against the sanction. A ruling is not expected before May, with the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start on July 24, in just 135 days. The International Olympic Committee said CAS had to make a clear-cut decision, with no room for “any kind of interpretation”, over whether Russia was to be banned not just from Tokyo, but also the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar. Loading…
Oct. 20, 2007Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – In soggy conditions, West Florida (11-2-0, 6-0-0 GSC) poured on the goals en route to a 6-0 triumph over conference foe North Alabama (7-9-1, 1-3-1 GSC) Friday night at the UWF Sports Complex during the 2007 homecoming festivities. For the second straight match, Dernelle Mascall picked up a hat trick in the fixture as the Argonauts rolled to their 10th straight victory.Mascall collected all of her goals inside the first 30 minutes of the match giving West Florida a 3-0 lead. The sophomore’s first goal came in the 24 minute when she received a pass from Naila Owens and dribbled to the top of the box before rifling a shot past the keeper. Two minutes later Sheka Codenr hit a thru pass that left Mascall on a breakaway for the goal. The Trinidad native scored her 16th goal of the season at the 29:46 mark of the match, following a pair of good passes that found her in the box. Lura Carter sent the ball down into the corner of the field for Alison Riley, who placed the cross to Mascall for the goal. Mascall is now third in school history for single season goals three shy of the record.In the 36th minute, Riley notched her second goal of the season on a blast from outside the 18-yard box. The play was set up by Kristin Rhodes who flicked the ball to Riley, giving West Florida a 4-0 lead at the break.In the second half, the Argonauts continued to control the pace of the game and once again the defense stood strong as they out shot the Lions 16-1 in the half, 26-1 in the match.In the 68th minute, Jodi Galucci took a pass from Jordan McKenzie and out ran the defense for her 10th goal of the season.With less than two minutes left to go in the half Ursula Yeager dribble the ball deep into the Lions area before nailing a cross to Alex Avram who quickly tucked away the shot for her second goal of the season. It was Yeager’s first point of the year.It is Courtney Jones’ fifth straight clean sheet and eighth of the season. The sophomore keeper has allowed only one goal during conference play and her goals-against-average is 0.46 for the season. She is two shutouts shy of the West Florida season record of 13 set by Mandy Harland in 1998.The Argonauts will continue with Gulf South Conference play when they travel to West Georgia’s campus to take on the Wolves. Kick off is set for 12 p.m. CT and “Live Stats” will be available on the Women’s Soccer page at goargos.com. Print Friendly Version West Florida Wins 10th Straight Match Share
In other virus-related developments:— The Florida Panthers have been told by the state Department of Health that a part-time employee at the team’s arena tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee tested positive on March 15 and is self-quarantined while receiving medical care.— The XFL has canceled the remainder of its return season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Oliver Luck released a statement saying the decision was made “with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority.”— The National Women’s Soccer League is delaying the start of the regular season because of the coronavirus. The league announced Friday that it is imposing a moratorium on training through April 5. The season was slated to begin on April 18.— Formula One is setting up a series of virtual races to replace postponed or canceled Grand Prix events. The series says a “number of current F1 drivers” will take part in the races, with the first set for Sunday. — The Cowboys are bringing back several of their depth players, reaching agreements with linebackers Joe Thomas and Justin March, Dallas also re-signed offensive lineman Joe Looney and worked out a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.MLB-NEWSJudge reveals he had collapsed lung, says rib improvingUNDATED — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has revealed he had a collapsed lung that has healed and said his broken rib is improving.Judge had a CT scan on Friday and he said it showed that a “pneumothorax came back completely gone.” UNDATED (AP) — Dayton star Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press college basketball All-America team.Toppin is Dayton’s first first-team AP All-American after averaging 20 points. 7.0 rebounds and shooting 63% in a breakout season. The 6-foot-9 sophomore helped the third-ranked Flyers match the program’s highest ranking in the final AP Top 25.Toppin is joined on the first-team by Iowa’s Luka Garza, Marquette’s Markus Howard, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Oregon’s Payton Pritchard.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSBulldogs losing Edwards to NBA draft March 20, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSUSA Swimming wants Olympic postponementUNDATED (AP) — The head of USA Swimming is calling for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.CEO Tim Hinchey has sent a letter to leadership at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee urging it to push for a 12-month delay. In his letter, Hinchey noted the unimaginable disruptions athletes have experienced during the coronavirus crisis.The committee didn’t immediately respond to the letter. But earlier Friday, its leaders said there was no rush to postpone the Olympics. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSTom Brady signs with BuccaneersUNDATED (AP) — Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying he is embarking on a “new football journey.” The 42-year-old quarterback who spent the first 20 years of his career with the New England Patriots announced his decision Friday in an Instagram post and thanked the Bucs for the opportunity.The deal guarantees $50 million and includes a $10 million signing bonus and $15 million salary for 2020. The signing comes three days after Brady announced on social media that he would not return to New England, ending his historic run with the Patriots.He joins an offense that led the NFL in passing yards last season. The aerial attack features a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, along with tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.In other NFL news:— Running back Todd Gurley has accepted a contract with the Falcons, one day after being released by the Los Angeles Rams. The one-year, $6 million agreement was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the deal, who also says Gurley needs to pass a physical. Gurley rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three of his five seasons with the Rams, but he ran for a career-low 857 yards last year. Update on the latest sports Associated Press The Yankees announced two weeks ago that Judge had a stress fracture to his first right rib. Judge says the bone is “healing the way it should be.”The 27-year-old didn’t play in any spring training games because of soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder.With opening day pushed back into mid-May at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak, Judge has more time to recover without missing games.Also around the majors:— Hard-throwing Padres reliever Andres Munoz and minor leaguer Reggie Lawson have undergone Tommy John surgery. Munoz made his major league debut for San Diego last season, going 1-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 23 innings over 22 games. The 22-year-old Lawson was 3-1 with a 5.20 ERA in six starts with Double-A Amarillo last season before being shut down by elbow pain. The 21-year-old Harper just finished his senior season at Boston University matching his career high with 37 points and a career-best 14 goals. The 5-foot-7, 150-pound forward finished 15th in the NCAA among all skaters averaging 1.16 points a game and was second on his team in points to David Farrance, also a Predators’ prospect.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGAN STATE-LAWSUITJudge says lawsuit filed by MSU football staffer should be dismissedDETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member’s claims against former Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former school President Lou Anna Simon should be dismissed.Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit in November 2018 claiming his employment agreement was violated when he was disciplined while the school addressed sexual assault allegations against three players in 2017. Dantonio, Hollis and Simon were named as defendants in the suit. Two MSU police detectives were also named as defendants. UNDATED (AP) — Georgia guard Anthony Edwards has announced his plans to enter the NBA draft after leading all NCAA freshmen in scoring.Edwards’ spot in the next NBA draft was expected even before he played his first game for the Bulldogs. The Atlanta product was one of the nation’s top recruits last season and has been regarded as one of the top draft prospects.The 6-foot-5 Edwards averaged 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Bulldogs.In other college basketball news:— Loyola Marymount has hired Stan Johnson as its basketball coach, replacing Mike Dunlap. Johnson spent the last five years at Marquette, most recently as associate head coach. The Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and 2019. He was also on coaching staffs at Arizona State, Drake, Utah and Cal State Northridge. Dunlap was dismissed on March 8 after going 81-108 in six seasons. Magistrate Judge Sally J. Berens said in a filing that the case against Dantonio, Hollis and Simon “appears to have been prosecuted for an improper purpose and should be dismissed.” Berens did not recommend dismissing the claims against the detectives.BASKETBALL-OBIT-ERICKSONFormer Bucks GM, Wisconsin coach diesLENEXA, Kansas (AP) — Former Milwaukee Bucks general manager and Wisconsin men’s basketball coach John Erickson has died at 92.Erickson served as the Bucks’ general manager from 1968-70. He was in that role when the Bucks won a coin flip with the Phoenix Suns and earned the right to select eventual NBA career scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then known as Lew Alcindor, with the first pick in the 1969 NBA draft.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — North Florida and men’s basketball coach Matthew Driscoll have agreed to a three-year contract extension that runs through 2025. Driscoll has spent the last 11 seasons at UNF and led the Ospreys to the NCAA Tournament in 2015. He is 184-179 at UNF, with 105 of those wins coming in Atlantic Sun Conference play.— UAB has hired former Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy to lead its basketball program, giving him a six-year contract. The school didn’t disclose contract details, and the hiring pends official approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Kennedy replaces Robert Ehsan, who lasted four seasons as the Blazers head coach.NHL-PREDATORS-HARPERPredators sign prospect to entry-level dealNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Patrick Harper to a two-year, entry-level contract. — The LPGA Tour commissioner has provided a little hope amid more postponements. He says the ANA Inspiration has been rescheduled for Sept. 10-13. The LPGA’s first major in the California desert had been scheduled for April 2-5. It’s the first postponed LPGA event to be rescheduled.— All rugby in England below the top-flight Premiership has been canceled for the season. The chief executive of the Rugby Football Union says the decision was taken “to assist with long-term planning and provide clarity to the game at a time of continuous change” during the virus outbreak.— The Olympic flame has arrived in Japan from Greece and was greeted in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan. The flame touched down Friday amid questions about whether the Tokyo Games can open as scheduled on July 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-AP ALL-AMERICANSToppin a unanimous All-American — The Bills have confirmed they are acquiring receiver Stefon Diggs in a multi-draft-pick trade with the Vikings. The trade was agreed to Monday and announced Friday by both teams. Minnesota gets four draft choices, including the 22nd overall in the upcoming draft. Diggs has topped 1,000 yards receiving each of his past two years.— The Steelers have agreed to terms with veteran tight end Eric Ebron, giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger another proven red zone target. Ebron reached the Pro Bowl in 2018 while catching 13 touchdowns but was limited most of last season while battling an ankle injury. The Steelers also agreed to terms with guard Stefen Wisniewski, a Pittsburgh native.— The Broncos have worked out a two-year deal with former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that it’s worth $16 million with all but $2.5 million guaranteed. The two-time Pro Bowl selection has three dozen rushing touchdowns over the last four seasons and 47 touchdowns overall. Gordon totaled 908 scrimmage yards after recording over 1,200 scrimmage yards in three straight seasons from 2016 to ’18.— Saints left guard Andrus Peat has agreed to a five-year, $57.5 million contract that keeps him in New Orleans. The package virtually ensures the entire 2019 starting offensive line will return.— Defensive end Everson Griffen and his agent say they were unable to come to contract terms with the Vikings due to salary-cap constraints. Griffen is the longest-tenured player on the Vikes, having played 10 seasons in purple and recording eight sacks in 2019.
JAMAICA’s Briana Williams has ended her successful career as a junior and will now focus on making the transition to the senior ranks.Williams, 17, confirmed her decision on her Facebook page on Sunday after winning a silver medal in the 4x100m relay at the Pan Am U20 Championships in Costa Rica. She won a gold medal in the 100m on Friday night, despite being hampered by a sore ankle.“Tonight I ran my last race as a junior for Jamaica,” said Williams who won the sprint double at the 2018 U20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland.“It’s time for me to step aside and allow the next generation of Jamaican girls to represent the black, green and gold at the junior level as I transition exclusively to the seniors. I’m grateful to all of you who have made me feel so welcome as a Jamaican ambassador and athlete.”Coached by Ato Boldon, himself a world junior champion, Williams has enjoyed an outstanding career as a junior athlete.In March 2018, she ran 11.13s in Jacksonville, a world record for 15-year-olds. Between 2018 and 2019, she won six gold medals at the Carifta Games winning the coveted Austin Sealy Award in each year.So far in 2019, she won the NACAC U18 title and the Pan Am U20 title.Williams also set a Jamaican U18 and U20 record of 10.94 when she finished third at the Jamaican national championships on June 21. The time was also a World U18 record.(Sportsmax)
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm Contact Liam: email@example.com Syracuse’s players will be watching the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from their couches next week.But just days removed from the last game of SU’s season, head coach Leigh Ross is already looking to next year.“You’re always as a coach thinking about the next year,” Ross said. “You never really dwell on what’s happening right now because you know changes that you need to make.”In spite of its losing record, Syracuse (20-26, 4-13 ACC) was only one win away from qualifying for the ACC tournament and the head coach plans on using this year’s disappointing season as a learning experience for her team. With the team only losing three players to graduation, next year looks more promising, Ross said.The team swept its last three games of the season against Virginia, but with only one other conference win outside its last series, it didn’t matter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was more mental stuff for us and not holding on to early leads that killed us (early in the season),” Ross said. “I think we started pushing past that toward the end of the season, so maybe if we had a few more games, or had gotten more in earlier without the weather affecting it, things would’ve been different.”Syracuse had three games against Boston College (25-22, 4-14) and North Carolina State (32-19, 13-8), who sat at the bottom and middle of the ACC standings respectively, each cancelled due to weather and field conditions. All six were winnable games that SU could have used to propel itself into conference tournament play.Three of Syracuse’s home conference matchups against Louisville were moved to Louisville because SU Softball Stadium was unfit to play on. Although SU remained the home team on paper, Ross said that having more games at home would have built more confidence.Jocelyn Cater pitched 182 and two-thirds of 293 and two-thirds possible innings for the Orange, carrying a pitching staff wracked with injury. With Sydney O’Hara and AnnaMarie Gatti sidelined for large chunks of the season, Ross thought Cater took a big step forward this season by embracing the role of power pitcher and “workhorse.”“She’s got another year, and in a way, if she had to be challenged and pushed to her limits,” Ross said, “this year was probably the year the way it went with everything else.”The only two holes moving into next year are left by graduating catcher Julie Wambold and centerfielder Mary Dombrowksi. But with a recruiting class of seven players coming in, Ross emphasized that “no one should feel safe” in what seems to be an open competition for starting spots. Five of the seven recruits will look to contribute immediately, Ross said, namely “big-hitter” Andrea Bombace, “all-around athlete” Hannah Dossett and “defensively stellar” Sophie Blasius.“Being associated with ACC has brought us to a new level (with recruiting),” Ross said. “What I think we learned this year is we need to play at that level. We have the kids to do it, we just need to go out and do it now.” Comments
Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte has noted that it, is too early to judge Alvaro Morata’s impact at Chelsea.The £70m signing made his debut for Chelsea in the 3-2 pre-season friendly loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday, coming on as a second half substitute in the 63rd minute.“It’s too early to speak about the impact of Morata,”“He has only been with us for two days and he needs time to work and find his feet and to understand our way of playing.” Conte told reporters after the game. RelatedMorata Not Fit Enough, Must Improve Quickly – ConteAugust 1, 2017In “England”Chelsea Midfielder Ruled Out Of Action For ‘Another Three Weeks’October 13, 2017In “England”Antonio Conte: Diego Costa’s Chelsea Future Closed Since JanuaryJuly 21, 2017In “England” The 23-year old striker couldn’t make it a dream debut by finding the back of the net but provided the assist for Chelsea’s second goal with a flicked header for Batshuayi to tap home.Conte continued: “But he showed a will to win, to fight and adapt to our style of play. For us, he’s a good buy. We need to give him time to adapt, but we must be pleased with his performance today.”Bayern Munich went 3-0 up inside 26 minutes against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup game, as the introduction of Morata proved too little too late for the Blues, who eventually lost 3-2.