Commonwealth hits target with Park Royal scheme

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UK virus toll over 40,000, with 10,000 care homes deaths

first_imgDeaths in care homes fell at a slower rate than the population at large, and the total number of deaths in care homes in England and Wales now stands at 9,975.A cross-party parliamentary committee looking into the government’s handling of the crisis on Tuesday said testing had been “inadequate” in a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.”The decision to pursue an approach of initially concentrating testing in a limited number of laboratories and to expand them gradually… is one of the most consequential made during this crisis,” they said.”From it followed the decision on March 12 to cease testing in the community and retreat to testing principally within hospitals.”The decision meant residents in care homes could not get tests when the virus was at its most potent stage, they added. Topics : The government’s official rolling tally, which was 34,796 as of Monday, is lower because it only records deaths after positive tests.Either way, Britain is the worst-hit country in Europe, and the government has been criticized heavily for its response to the outbreak.The ONS figures show a sharp fall in coronavirus deaths in the week up to May 8, reinforcing ministers’ claims that the country is past the peak.Numbers in England and Wales fell from 6,035 to 3,930. Care home deaths accounted for 42.4 percent of the total — up from 40.4 percent the week before.center_img Britain’s official coronavirus death toll is now over 40,000 with almost 10,000 dead in care homes in England and Wales alone, according to a statistical update released on Tuesday.Some 40,902 deaths from coronavirus were registered by May 8, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), meaning the true toll will be even higher when deaths registered over the last 10 days are taken into account.The ONS figures include deaths where COVID-19 is suspected or mentioned on the death certificate.last_img read more

Curbing COVID-19: Lessons learned from Sitaro regency

first_imgMeanwhile, North Sulawesi had recorded 4,868 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, with 185 fatalities.According to Sitaro Regent Evangelian Sasingen, her strategy for keeping the region COVID-19-free until June was to impose preventive measures before the central government announced the first COVID-19 in Indonesia.“At every entrance there were strict examinations. At the beginning, we didn’t have personal protective equipment, so we wore raincoats instead”, she said in a statement published on the national COVID-19 task force’s website on Thursday.After the first case in the regency was announced, an infection cluster was detected at a market, prompting Evangelian to lock down the market temporarily while the area was disinfected. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world and Indonesia, Siau Tagulandang Biaro (Sitaro) Islands regency in North Sulawesi has become a rare case of a region with a very low rate of infection.The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was only recorded in the regency that comprises Siau, Tagulandang and Biaro islands, in June, after a resident who had just returned from the provincial capital of Manado tested positive for the deadly virus.As of Thursday, the regency, which has a population of 73,584, had one COVID-19 patient under treatment, while 34 patients had recovered and one had died.  Her administration also traced the contacts of the patient, which lead them to one subdistict. Whenever a reactive result was recorded from an initial test, the suspected carrier was taken to the Rumah Singgah shelter home, which the administration has turned into isolation center.In addition to setting up an isolation center, she also established COVID-19 task forces at every level of the community from district to subdistrict, village to hamlet. The task forces are in charge of monitoring all newcomers to their respective areas.”All newcomers are obliged to undergo isolation for two weeks,” Eva said. Traditional leader of Sitaro Islands regency Erland Jaya Salindeho added that cooperation between the regional administration, traditional leaders and the community had been optimal.The challenge they faced was how to engage remote hamlets.“We addressed the issue by establishing traditional institutions who are in charge of educating and empowering residents and mitigating disasters,” Eva said.For their efforts at curbing COVID-19, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency gave an award to Sitaro regency on Thursday.According to a risk map published on the national COVID-19 task force’s website, as of Oct. 11 there were 11 “low risk” green zones that had recorded zero cases of COVID-19 and 14 regions that were not affected by COVID-19. (iwa) Topics :center_img Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoaplast_img read more

Gabriel Martinelli explains the influence of Unai Emery and Edu on him at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 7 Sep 2019 3:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link21Shares Gabriel Martinelli explains the influence of Unai Emery and Edu on him at Arsenal Gabriel Martinelli is loving his new life at Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli is enjoying his new life in north London and has high praise for Gunners boss Unai Emery and technical director Edu.The 18-year-old signed from Ituano in Brazil this summer and has already made his Premier League debut, coming off the bench in the opening game of the season against Newcastle.He is not expected to be a regular in the first team this season, with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of him in the pecking order, but he is happy to be learning from Emery and Edu at the Emirates.‘The coach [Emery] is a great person, and I’m learning a lot from him on a daily basis,’ Martinelli told Lance.ADVERTISEMENT Martinelli made his Premier League debut against Newcastle (Picture: Getty Images)‘I try to do my best in training so that, when I have the opportunity, to grasp it with everything.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Edu is an exceptional guy, a great professional, victorious and who made history with the Arsenal shirt.‘We talked a lot when I arrived and, undoubtedly, having a person like him around motivates us more and more.’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 CityIt has been a huge change for the teenager, moving from Sao Paulo to London and to a club full of household names.Martinelli admits that it was nerve-racking meeting his new team-mates because he has been watching them on the small screen from Brazil.‘I’ve arrived in a new place, with a different culture, another style of play and only with time and working day-to-day will I develop in the best way possible,’ the forward continued.‘I was received in the best way possible. Being very young, I got a little shy, because I only saw these players on television and in video games.‘But they welcomed me very well, making me feel at home and I try to learn from them on a daily basis.‘My adaptation has been the best possible. I had a strong pre-season where I was able to play a good role and showcase my qualities.‘I know the squad is packed with great players, but I know what I can do and my goal is to help the team.‘I think we can achieve great things this season by winning titles and marking our name in Arsenal ’s history.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likes Instagram post demanding Arsenal sell Granit XhakaMORE: Paul Merson warns Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea about Premier League rivals Leicester and Everton Advertisementlast_img read more

Family ordered to remove Arsenal shirt tribute from dad’s grave

first_imgAdvertisement Comment The grave also has beer can tributes (Picture: SWNS)Mrs Brown added: ‘My daughter made the cross and we had artificial flowers sprayed red and yellow for the Arsenal home and away shirt.‘Every time people went there they said how really nice and colourful it looked. They said it looked amazing.In a letter, she was told she must remove the Arsenal football shirt and the cross it is on, artificial flowers spelling out the words ‘dad’, ‘grandad’ and ‘husband’, and the two beers cans.She was told they were ‘not appropriate’ and do not ‘conform’ to cemetery rules.Mrs Brown said her son has written to her local MP regarding the incident.She said: ‘I am so emotional about it and find it deeply offensive the use of the word inappropriate.’More: UKScotland outlines tier system as millions face new restrictions across UKLondoners ‘should be paid a Universal Basic Income if circuit-breaker comes in’Queen criticised for not wearing face mask in first appearance since lockdownIn the same row is another grave which also has a football shirt on a cross along with an array of other personal tributes.In a statement, Exeter City Council added: ‘Everyone who comes to the cemetery comes to grieve. It is a really special place for so many people.‘Therefore we need to uphold some basic principles on behalf of everyone who considers it a sacred place.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Despite the difficulty in writing to someone who will be on a journey of grief, we have to do so for the benefit of others.’ Dee and Andrew Brown (Picture: SWNS)Mrs Brown, of Exeter, Devon, said: ‘He just absolutely loved Arsenal. He was a gunner in the army and Arsenal was his biggest passion.‘He had every shirt and my son turned them into pillows for us after he died.‘We wanted things on display that were a big part of life and it is not nice they are taking away what he loved.‘This has sent me right back again and brought up all the old heartache.Mrs Brown now faces a battle with Exeter City Council after she said she would not be removing the shirt.She described her husband, who died from cirrhosis of the liver, as a hardworking man who started drinking to block up some trauma from his childhood.He was well known for enjoying cans of John Smiths at family celebrations – and two cans of his favourite beer are also draped over the memorial.The couple married in 1982 and had four children and 12 grandchildren. Got a story for Metro.co.uk? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk. For more stories like this, check our news page. Family ordered to remove Arsenal shirt tribute from dad’s grave his family has been ordered to remove the tribute (Picture: SWNS)center_img Jimmy NsubugaFriday 28 Feb 2020 12:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link497Shares Andrew Brown’s grave disrupted by wind (Picture: SWNS) Andrew Brown’s tribute at his grave (Picture: SWNS)The family of a life-long Arsenal fan who died in 2018 have been told they are not allowed to leave a team jersey at his grave.Exeter City Council has ordered Andrew Brown’s relatives to remove a football shirt from his burial site.The father-of-four died aged 57 two years ago and loved ones celebrated his life with a shrine at his resting place.They installed a famous red and white football shirt taking centre stage hanging on a cross.ADVERTISEMENTBut following a recent inspection, his widow Dee Brown, 61, received a letter from the council ordering her to remove the personal tributes.AdvertisementAdvertisementShe has now been given two weeks before they are forcibly taken away. Advertisement Sign Up for News UpdatesGet your need-to-know latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and moreSign upNot convinced? Find out more »last_img read more

FIFA directs clubs, players to reach agreement over wages

first_imgFIFA directed clubs and players to reach agreement on wage reductions to protect clubs suffering financial damage due to the coronavirus crisis, sources said on Monday, April 6. The call from world football’s governing body comes as Premier League clubs are locked in talks with players and their representatives about taking pay cuts after government ministers called on players to “play their part”. FIFA urges clubs and players to reach agreement over wages Italian top-flight football clubs on Monday agreed to cut the salaries of players, coaches and staff. Clubs in other countries, including Barcelona, have also cut player wages. FIFA is also recommending that players’ contracts be extended until the end of the interrupted football seasons and that the transfer window does not open until that time. The source said the health crisis had had “a major impact” on clubs’ revenues and that, like other sectors of the economy, football had to find “fair and equitable solutions” to protect jobs. Therefore FIFA “strongly encourages clubs and players to work together” to find agreements on a range of issues, including salaries. It is common practice for European player contracts to run until June 30. Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Actors And Actresses Whose Careers Were Boosted By Soap Operas Read Also: FIFA to extend 2019-20 season indefinitely A statement FIFA has prepared and which has been seen by AFP said: “With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would. Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end.” “A similar principle applies for contracts scheduled to begin when the new season starts,” it said. “Meaning the entry into force of such contracts is delayed until the season actually does start.” In Italy, where all football has been suspended since March 9, clubs in Serie A agreed on Monday that player salaries will be reduced by a third of their gross annual earnings if the season should be cancelled, and a sixth if it resumes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Players whose contracts expire this summer include Manchester City’s David Silva, Willian at Chelsea, or Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani. At the moment, they will be free to leave on July 1 even if the season has not been completed. Given that the European seasons are suspended and there is no fixed date to resume at the current time, the source said FIFA proposes that contracts should be extended “until such time that the season does actually end”.last_img read more

355 test positive for COVID-19, 10 succumb

first_imgA statement from the Ministry of Health stated that, 296 patients had recovered from the disease, with 202 being from the Home-Based Care program and 94 from various hospitals.The total number of recoveries now stands at 18,453.10 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the fatality to 542.Nairobi continues to lead with 118 cases followed by Mombasa and Nakuru with 25 cases each.Kiambu has 23 cases, Kajiado 20, Migori 20, Machakos 18, Lamu 15, Kisumu9, Narok 9, Laikipia 9, Homabay 7, Busia 6, Bomet 6, Taita Taveta 5, Kitui 5, Kericho 5, Garissa 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Murang’a 4, Kirinyaga 4, Kisii 3, Samburu 2, Vihiga 1, Marsabit 1, Meru 1, Kwale 1, Kilifi 1, Embu 1, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1, Tana River 1.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of ParliamentSub County distribution: 118 cases in Nairobi are in, Westlands (20), Embakasi East (13), Langata (12), Kasarani (11), Dagoretti North (9), Embakasi South (8), Embakasi West (6), Kibra (6), Roysambu (6), Starehe (6), Makadara (5), Dagoretti South (3), Embakasi Central (3), Embakasi North (3), Ruaraka (3), Kamukunji (2) and Mathare (2).In Mombasa, the 25 cases are in Likoni (17), Mvita (7) and Nyali (1), while in Nakuru, the 25 cases are in Naivasha (11), Nakuru East (4), Nakuru West (4), Rongai (4) andGilgil (2). In Kiambu, the 23 cases are in, Thika (10), Ruiru (5), Lari (3), Kikuyu (2), Kabete, Kiambu Town and Limuru (1) case each.Also Read  KNCCI training to help special group SMEs cope during COVID-19In Kajiado, the 20 cases are in Kajiado East (15), Kajiado North (3) and Kajiado Central(2). In Migori, the 20 cases are Suna East (12), Awendo (4), Kuria West (3) and Nyatike (1). In Machakos, all the 18 cases are in Athi River, while the 15 cases in Lamu, are all in Lamu West, and in Kisumu, all the 9 cases are in Kisumu Central.In Narok, the 9 cases are in Narok North (6), Transmara West (2), and Narok West(1), and the 9 cases in Laikipia, are in Laikipia East (8) and Laikipia West (1). In Homabay, the 7 cases are in Rachuonyo South (5) and Ndhiwa (2) while in Busia, the 6 cases are in Teso North (4) and Matayos (2). The 6 cases in Bomet are all in Bomet East, the 5 cases in Taita Taveta, are all in Voi, the 5 cases in Kitui, are in Kitui Central (3) and Kitui West (2), while the 5 cases in Kericho, are all in in Ainamoi. In Garissa, the 4 cases are.Also Read  Kenya marks World Alzheimer’s day amid renewed hopeIn Dadaab (3) and Garissa Town (1), the 4 cases in Uasin Gishu, are in Ainabkoi (3) and Turbo (1), the 4 cases in Murang’a, are in Mathioya (3) and Maragua (1) while the 4 cases in Kirinyaga, are all in Kirinyaga Central. In Kisii, the 3 cases are all in Kitutu ChacheSouth, while in Samburu, the 2 cases are all in SamburuCentral.The case in Vihiga is in Sabatia, the case in Marsabit is in Moyale, the case in Meru is in Imenti North, the case in Kwale is in Lunga Lunga, the case in Kilifi is in Kaloleni, the case in Embu is in Manyatta, the case in Nandi is in Chesumei, the case in Nyandarua, is in Ndaragwa while the case in Tana River is in Garsen. 355 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours from 5,724 samples tested bringing to 32,118 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.The cumulative tests done so far are 417,804.Out of the new cases 339 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners with 213 are males and 142 females. The youngest case is a two-year old-baby while the oldest is 81 years.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

Jagielka a doubt for Toffees

first_img Toffees manager Roberto Martinez believes Swansea counterpart Garry Monk should not be judged on his brief record as a fledgling boss. The 35-year-old former club captain was put in interim charge when Michael Laudrup was sacked in early February despite having no previous experience. In his first month in charge he had to balance the demands of the FA Cup, Europa League and Barclays Premier League. Despite exit from both cup competitions, their league form has not improved and Monk has won just once – his first game against south Wales rivals Cardiff – as the side have picked up five points from as many matches to leave them perilously close to the relegation zone. Martinez admits he has a soft spot for his former club and, ahead of their third meeting this season, has backed Monk to keep them in the top flight. “I have been very impressed with Garry Monk and it would be a big mistake to try to assess his time just by the results,” said the Spaniard. “Some of the performances have been impressive, especially the two games against Napoli in the Europa League where he brought a mature performance from the players. “Even the game against Liverpool (losing 4-3 at Anfield) and games at home to Crystal Palace (1-1) and West Brom (a 2-1 defeat) have been very small margins and that is why they are where they are in the league. “I don’t think there is a big difference or something huge lacking. “I have been very impressed with the way he has handled the demands of a short period of time with so many games. “Everyone has had a good reaction and I know it will be a really tough game for us on Saturday.” Everton are currently sixth, occupying the final Europa League spot, but Martinez knows they will have to win the majority of their remaining 10 matches to keep their European dream alive. Manchester United are three points behind, having played a match more, but fifth-placed Tottenham could well be caught as they are only two ahead having played two games more. “Thirty points is a huge amount. We are playing for 15 points at home, which is something we welcome as our football at Goodison has been full of confidence and good play,” added Martinez. “Our points average at home has been exceptional and we need to carry on with that but in the same manner you need to be able to go away from home and get competitive performances.” Striker Michu is set to continue on the comeback trail for Swansea. Michu returned off the bench after three months out with an ankle injury when Swansea lost at home to West Brom last weekend. Jonjo Shelvey, who has had hamstring trouble, looks poised to feature at Goodison Park, along with Nathan Dyer, who also missed the Albion clash as he rested a heel injury. Monk is “totally confident” his Swansea team will collect enough points to finish clear of the relegation zone. The loss against the Baggies means Swansea go into the clash at Goodison Park just four points above Sunderland, who lie 18th. They have not claimed a league win since beating Cardiff, and the West Brom result certainly provided a piercing wake-up call if one was required. “The first thing I said to the players (last Saturday) was ‘you are now going to learn exactly what it’s like to fight’,” head coach Monk said. “You could see West Brom’s attitude in the second half. They upped the spirit and intensity, and at that point we couldn’t match it. “The positive was that we saw a team fighting for their lives. Some players will not have experienced it before, but it is at times like this you see who is a boy and who is a man. “The reaction in training this week has been good. All the players have been pushing each other. “But the ultimate point is you’ve got to turn those performances into results. If I am not happy I will tell them, but they weren’t happy themselves.” The centre-back has missed three matches with a hamstring injury and if he is not considered fit enough John Stones will continue to deputise. Midfielder Steven Pienaar, who missed last week’s win over Cardiff with a knee cartilage problem, is expected to be out for a further two to three weeks. Press Association Everton captain Phil Jagielka is rated at 50-50 to make his return for the visit of Swansea.last_img read more

Sun Devil offense presents challenge for USC

first_imgThe Trojans went about their normal Wednesday practice routine ahead of their first game against a Pac-12 South rival. The team will look to remain unbeaten at home when it faces the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday.Hayes of glory · Senior linebacker Hayes Pullard and the Trojans are ready to put last year’s blowout loss to Arizona State behind them. Pullard is tied for second on the team with 26 total tackles so far this season. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanDefense FirstThe Trojans struggled against Boston College’s dynamic offense three weeks ago, a similar attack to that of the Sun Devils. That being said, a lot of attention was focused on the defense at practice on Wednesday and how it would deal with the Sun Devils’ potential explosiveness.The main difference in USC’s defensive strategy is the official change of sophomore Su’a Cravens from safety to linebacker. While it gives the Trojans a new look on that side of the ball, it seems to suit their needs on the field.“The plan wasn’t to change my position; it was more just to fit where they needed me,” Cravens said. “I like being close to the ball. I like to make plays.”Freshman defensive back Adoree’ Jackson did not seem worried about Arizona State’s offensive weapons and said he is looking forward to the challenge that the Sun Devils’ multi-scheme spread offense poses for the USC defense.“This will be the biggest game because it’s our next game,” Jackson said. “I’m excited because it throws everything at us and gets to show off our versatility as a defense.”Head coach Steve Sarkisian also stressed the importance of defense after the practice. He liked the focus and mindset of the team heading into this crucial game, but he gave a vote of confidence to his defensive players.“To be plus-seven for us in the turnover margin is huge and will continue to be huge to our success,” Sarkisian said. “We have to trust our techniques, trust our fundamentals and at the moment of truth, we have to make the plays.”No RepeatThe last time the Trojans faced the Sun Devils, they endured a rough defeat that eventually turned their season around. USC is not looking to meet a similar fate with its game this weekend, and some players are even using last season as motivation to get the victory.“We have to make sure we’re prepared so it doesn’t happen again,” junior defensive end Leonard Williams said. “It’s going to be like a revenge game.”Williams went on to describe how much the team has evolved since the tough loss last year.“We’ve grown a lot,” he said. “When you have that trust grown on a team, it’s easier to play for each other.”Senior linebacker Hayes Pullard agreed that the game is going to be tough but said that he does not think about last year’s matchup because USC is a totally new team.“We always bring our lunch pail for the Pac-12 game,” Pullard said. “We’re competing for the championship every single day.”Even though Sarkisian was not on the coaching staff last season, he noted last year’s defeat and hopes that it motivates his players to be better this time around.“Hopefully it factors into our pride,” Sarkisian said. “It affects our preparation in the fact that it shouldn’t happen again.”Injury UpdateMost of practice had a positive vibe and an encouraging outlook for the rest of the week; however, there was one negative that emerged from the field on Wednesday.Freshman wide receiver Ajene Harris suffered a strained hamstring that pulled him out of practice for the rest of the day. Coaches said they were unsure of the severity of the injury but were hopeful that he would be able to make a quick recovery and return to the field.Without Harris, the Trojans now turn to redshirt freshman wide receiver Steven Mitchell, who gained more practice reps after the unfortunate injury to his teammate.“When [Mitchell]’s at full speed, he’s a dynamic athlete,” Sarkisian said.The first-year coach also said other players will have to step up to fill the void as well, but mentioned junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor’s flexibility to move around on offense as a main reason he is not too concerned.“We always have the flexibility of moving Nelson [Agholor] around,” Sarkisian said. “[Mitchell] is really good, its just about developing confidence in him.” .last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from No. 6 Syracuse men’s lacrosse 10-9 win over No. 12 Albany

first_imgAfter falling into a first-half hole, Syracuse mounted a furious second-half comeback against Albany on Saturday afternoon inside the Carrier Dome. Nick Mariano played the hero with his goal off a feed from Nate Solomon with 1.6 seconds to go.Here are three quick takeaways from  Syracuse’s (2-0) 10-9, victory over No. 12 Albany (0-1).Nick Mariano plays the heroA week after posting a career day against Siena, Nick Mariano delivered for Syracuse with 1.6 seconds to go to give Syracuse what amounts to a buzzer-beating win over the Great Danes on Saturday afternoon.After spending the day mostly shut off by preseason All-American Stone Sims, he found space cutting from right to left in front of the goal and rifled it past the right side of Albany goalkeeper JD Colarusso. Mariano’s goal saved the Orange from its second-ever program loss to the Great Danes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlternative optionsAlbany locked down Syracuse’s best scoring threats and forced the Orange to look elsewhere for its production. The Great Danes put Sims on Mariano, junior AJ Kluck shadowed Jordan Evans and sophomore Erik Dluhy shut off Nate Solomon. The trio combined for one point.But Syracuse found lesser-known options more than capable. On five of SU’s first seven goals, it was the first point of the season for the person scoring. Defender Tyson Bomberry broke the seal for the Orange and midfielder Pat Carlin brought Syracuse back to within 6-3 just before the end of the half. Midfielder Matt Lane, who tried repeatedly to bulldoze his defender, finally spotted up with 10:42 to go in the third quarter and rifled one by Colarusso.Freshman attack Jamie Trimboli scored his first career goal in bringing the Orange to within one at 6-5, and longstick midfielder Austin Fusco scored his second to put the Orange ahead, 7-6. But in crunch-time, Syracuse leaned on the proven veterans who came through.Faulty first frameSyracuse struggled mightily in the first half against Albany as the Great Danes jumped out to a 6-3 lead. Despite winning eight of 11 faceoffs and remaining about level in every other statistical category, the Orange found themselves down at the buzzer.The Great Danes took advantage of poor rotations and attacks caught on defense in transition to score each of their first three goals. Late slides by both Andrew Helmer and Austin Fusco, rotating at longstick midfielder, were exploited when out of position.On the other half of the field, Syracuse couldn’t get its top scoring threats going. With star Albany goalkeeper Blaze Riordan gone due to graduation, Colarusso picked up where his predecessor left off. He stonewalled Syracuse for three goals on 19 shots. Attacks Nick Mariano and Jordan Evans were pointless on six total shots. Three of the Orange’s top six offensive players had at least one turnover. Attack Nate Solomon didn’t register a shot.But that didn’t matter. Nick Mariano made sure it didn’t. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more