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Beer convoys en route to outback Aussie pubs as lockdown lifted

first_imgOn Thursday, Northern Territory chief minister Michael Gunner welcomed the first shipment of 175,000 liters of “the good stuff”.”The beers are here and the jobs are back,” Gunner said at a press conference surrounded by some freshly delivered cases.The beer market has dipped 20 percent since the lockdown with the loss of keg sales hitting brewers and pubs hard, said Lion Beer Australia — one of the largest brewers in the country.”March 23 was the most devastating and soul-destroying day our industry has ever experienced,” the firm’s Managing Director James Brindley said of the day pubs and restaurants across Australia were ordered closed as part of lockdown restrictions.  Trucks laden with thousands of beer kegs headed to Australia’s remote Northern Territory on Friday as pubs there prepare to reopen after weeks-long virus shutdown.With the fewest cases of COVID-19 of any of Australia’s states and territories, the region has authorized pubs to serve drinkers inside their doors from May 15.”I understand there’s a whole bunch of kegs on their way to Darwin as we speak, running up the highway — much eagerly anticipated, I’m sure,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media in Canberra. “For many of us being able to get back to the local and have a beer with our mates is the morale boost that we’ve all been waiting for,” he said.Some social-distancing measures will remain in the Northern Territory, with drinkers required to eat a meal and limited to two hours in a venue.But in a national plan outlined by the prime minister on Friday, other regions may have to wait a while before they could also head to the pub, as the decision to reopen is up to individual states.”They’ve all got different starting points. The whole country has the same end-point — to get to a COVID-safe economy,” Morrison said, as he outlined a path out of restrictions.Virus cases in the nation have slowed in past weeks, with close to 7,000 confirmed cases and 97 deaths connected to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.The sparsely populated Northern Territory has registered just 30 cases and no deaths.center_img Topics :last_img read more

This leafy oasis is your chance to get away from the rat race

first_img113A Burke Street, AyrOther external features include a traditional undercover front veranda, a 6m x 6m gabled-carport, a two-bay 7m x 9m fabricated shed (including one fully lockable bay) and well established 1679 sqm central allotment boasting lush gardens and surrounds.This property is located near the Ayr Anzac and Ayr Bowls Clubs, the St Francis Primary School, Catholic Church and Ayr CBD. 113A Burke street, AyrWELCOME to 113a Burke Street, Ayr — an exquisitely presented Queenslander — hidden away in its own quiet leafy Ayr haven.This stunning property, located an hour south of Townsville, offers the ultimate in privacy with an extremely desirable location.Beautifully presented, this lowset four-bedroom Queenslander has been meticulously cared for and features are overflowing and include four bedrooms plus an office. 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 2020113A Burke Street, Ayr“It has a very traditional interior including polished pine and hardwood timber floors, VJ walls, French doors and high ceilings,” say listing agents David and Dianne Reguson.“This home is fully air-conditioned and has a nice country-style timber kitchen, excellent bathroom, two toilets, free-flowing living areas and a family/TV room.“The home spills out into an inviting undercover barbecue/entertaining area — which your friends will never leave.“And beyond this area is a sparkling in-ground swimming pool which will allow everybody to escape our tropical North Queensland heat.”last_img read more

Polish parliament gives auto-enrolment law the go-ahead

first_imgPoland’s auto-enrolled employee pension plans (PPKs) passed their first legislative hurdle on last week after politicians in the country’s lower house of parliament voted in favour of the bill.The lower house, known as the Sejm, voted the government’s bill through by 229 in favour to 197 against, with two abstentions. The bill now needs approval from the Senate (the upper house) and president Andrzej Duda.If it is passed, the law will come into effect on 1 January 2019, with the first tranche of enrolment – for large private companies with at least 250 employees – starting on 1 July.Auto-enrolment will subsequently be implemented for other tranches of companies in six-month intervals, with the final deadline – for small private companies with fewer than 20 workers, as well as all state-owned companies – set for January 2021. The system is obligatory for employers and voluntary for employees. Workers up to age 55 years will be automatically enrolled with the option to opt out, while workers aged 55-70 can choose to opt in.The government is aiming for a 75% participation rate – some 11.4m by the end of the last enrolment phase.Employers will contribute a minimum 1.5% of gross salary and employees 2%, with the option to increase this by a further 2.5% and 2% respectively.In order to reduce the burden on those earning lower wages, the law has scaled down the basic employee contribution rate for workers earning less than 120% of the minimum wage to a minimum 0.5%.In all cases the state will contribute a “welcome” bonus of PLN250 (€58), and an annual subsidy of PLN240.The government estimated that, by the end of 2027, the total value of accumulated PPK assets could range from PLN138bn, with the minimum 3.5% contribution, to as much as PLN294bn with the maximum 8% contribution.Stakeholders back reforms Wawel Castle in Krakow, PolandAccording to a recent survey conducted for the Polish Insurance Association, 66% of respondents assessed the new system positively and 22.2% were negative.The most appealing feature was that PPKs were deemed private, inheritable funds, the survey found – particularly significant after the previous Polish government transferred sovereign bond assets held in second-pillar funds to the first pillar in 2014, prompting legal action from some savers.Respondents to the insurance association’s survey were also positive about the voluntary nature of the schemes, and subsidies from employers and the state.The range of providers, initially limited to investment fund companies, was expanded to include open pension fund managers (PTEs), insurance companies, and managers running existing employee pension funds (PFEs), all with at least three years’ relevant experience.Mariusz Wnuk, vice president and chief investment officer of the Pocztylion-Arka PTE, said his firm would be offering PPKs.“Our company has managed an open pension fund for 20 years since the beginning of the second pillar reform, and PPKs are very close to the idea of a second pillar,” he said. “As a matter of fact, they seem to be better designed as an important part of our pension system and capital market.”Each PPK provider will have to offer at least four funds or sub-funds with investment strategies tailored to the age of the participants. OFEs, in contrast, can only provide one portfolio, with no exposure to Polish government bonds.Both PPKs and OFEs are subject to a cap on investment in foreign assets of 30%.Wnuk added: “The PPK act will regulate eligible asset classes, investments and allocation limits for different age groups. On the other hand, [permitted] allocation differences will reach 30%, which gives us space for discretionary decisions.“Our first view on investment strategies is to use the legal limits and guidelines to build core portfolios and use more active strategies the younger the members are.”Participants will be able to access their fund for retirement purposes after age 60, with the option to take 25% as a lump sum.The remaining 75% is paid out in a minimum 120 monthly instalments, or a shorter period but with the penalty of capital gains tax.Members can also access 25% of their fund should they or a dependant fall ill. Participants can also tap their fund for a short-term loan to build or purchase a house or flat.last_img read more

Another superb Trump appointment: Ben Carson

first_imgTrump cabinet: Ben Carson nominated for housing secretaryBBC News 6 December 2016US President-elect Donald Trump has named Ben Carson, his former rival for the Republican nomination, as secretary of housing and urban development.“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities”, the president-elect said in a statement, adding that the two had discussed his “urban renewal agenda”.Mr Carson is the first African-American to be nominated for Mr Trump’s cabinet.He endorsed Mr Trump in March after ending his own bid for the White House.“Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a presidency representing all Americans,” the statement from Mr Trump said.But Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi criticised the nomination of Mr Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, calling him a “disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex and consequential as housing and urban development”.READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38209969last_img read more

Koeman relishing return to bench

first_img The Southampton manager was forbidden from travelling as he recovered from surgery after rupturing his Achilles so could only watch his team’s opening Barclays Premier League fixture from his home in Holland. He remains reliant on crutches and expects to soon progress from a cast to a boot but said that his greatest relief will be to return to the bench when Saints play Everton at St Mary’s on Saturday. “It was strange, because normally I’m part of the game, and watching television is not the best you can do,” Koeman said. “Even worse, if the team is not playing good, it makes it more difficult. “In the first half [I shouted at the television], because we didn’t play well, we did a lot of mistakes in our ball positions. “If you stay at home you don’t have control. I had contact with Scott [Waters, the performance analyst]. It was two times in the first half. “I didn’t really like to have to contact the bench because we know what we want and how we like to play, but it’s more difficult, I like to be part of that, you can shout, you can do something, you can do substitutes if you’re not happy but staying at home is different. “We didn’t have a long time to prepare for the Newcastle game after the Thursday game [a 2-0 win in the Europa League away to] Vitesse [Arnhem], to recover and prepare the team. For them it was strange, because it was the first time without the manager, and also strange for the technical staff. “You think it’s more easier [to be at the game] because you think you’re more part of the team than you are watching television.” Koeman still wishes to recruit an additional central defender before the end of the transfer window and is reported to retain an interest in Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. The manager refused to confirm if he was looking at the Frenchman, but confirmed that he expects striker Emmanuel Mayuka to leave the club and that midfielder Gaston Ramirez could follow him. Ronald Koeman has revealed that the frustration he felt at having to watch Southampton’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle from afar led to him shouting at the television. “I know the defender [Koulibaly],” he said. “But if we look to bring in a defender we have the whole list, and you’re talking about a list, but nothing else. What I don’t like is talking about rumours, names. We will see what happens. “There was contact with the Russian team [Krylya Sovetov for Mayuka], yes, but I’m not sure if there is any deal about that. But the same story: there’s no future [here] for the player. “[Ramirez is] close to be fit, and that’s the latest news. I don’t know [if he’ll see out the transfer window], the situation for Gaston is difficult, he knows that. It was already difficult last year, and it’s still difficult because [the] first options in his positions are other players.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not embarrassed to get the point at home to Baggies

first_img At various times during the match there were words exchanged with West Brom counterpart Tony Pulis and at the final whistle there was no handshake as Klopp raced to celebrate with his players, although he was confronted by a member of the visitors’ backroom staff. Klopp led his players to the Kop to thank them for their support and admits he enjoyed the draw more than he should have. “It was the best atmosphere since I’ve been here, I enjoyed the atmosphere with my whole body. I want to say ‘thank you’,” he said. “Sometimes a point deserved in the right way is more important. “I know three points is important for the table but for development – the style of play against a team like this; everyone tells us we can’t play against teams like this but yes we can; staying in the game – to come back, that is a big moment in football. “On Thursday (against Sion in Switzerland) we played on ice; today against a wall and it was not easy to create chances against a team like this. “Maybe the crowd were disappointed but they didn’t let us feel that. We were all in the game. We all wanted this one point and it felt like three, in this moment it was an explosion.” Klopp refused to criticise Gardner for his challenge or expand on his disagreement with Pulis. Having led through Jordan Henderson’s well-worked goal the Reds fell behind after Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson – who also had a goal ruled out for offside – both converted two corners only for substitute Divock Origi’s deflected long-range strike in the sixth of eight added minutes to rescue a point. The lengthy additional time was for the long delay after Craig Gardner’s reckless knee-high challenge – which went unpunished – on Dejan Lovren saw the Croatia defender carried off on a stretcher. Press Association Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits their last-gasp 2-2 draw at home to West Brom felt more like a win but he refused to be drawn into a war of words over West Brom’s tactics. “He (Gardner) played the ball, a millisecond before he hit Dejan,” he added. “It was like the whole game, on the edge of everything. I am not sure the ref saw it. “We hope it (Lovren’s injury) is not too serious but we have to wait for the scan. “Everything could have happened in this situation but hopefully we’ll have more luck than in previous situations (with injured players).” On Pulis he said: “I didn’t see him after the game. I can say nothing. We had some words in the game; sometimes it takes more than a few seconds to cool down. “Usually I shake hands, I did not today because it was not a friendly game.” Klopp also defended goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who continues to draw criticism. “I said to Simon at half-time, if somebody says it was your fault, it is not true, it is my fault. I have nothing negative to say about Simon,” he added. “They had six or seven players who were six foot four or taller and that is really difficult to defend but we will do better and work on it. “In England it is really difficult for goalkeepers to come out as there is no-one to protect them but he can help if he comes out.” Pulis also played down any perceived animosity with Klopp, insisting he was more annoyed about not leaving with three points. “He has got to do what he has got to do, I am more disappointed about the way they came back to make it 2-2,” he said. “He is animated. I have been animated all my life on the bench. I have no problems with that. “We have come here, tried to be resilient. I don’t think there was a booking during the game. The big disappointment was they got that goal.” Pulis also brushed aside Gardner’s tackle on Lovren. “The two worst challenges in the game are (James) Milner’s challenge on Gardner and Skrtel’s challenge on Salomon (Rondon). Gardner has played the ball. The others Skrtel has gone right over the ball,” he added. Pulis was annoyed at Olsson’s effort being disallowed for offside after referee Craig Pawson initially awarded the goal and only changed his mind after a discussion with linesman Roger West, who at no point signalled for offside. “The big disappointment is the linesman never put his flag up,” said the West Brom manager. “They tell me he is offside so why he hasn’t put his flag up and why has he dragged the referee 50 yards across to talk to him? “We will speak to the officials on Monday to find out why that is. If the flag goes up at the time we accept everything.” last_img read more

Portland St. looks to sweep N. Colorado

first_imgPortland St. looks to sweep N. Colorado February 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPortland State (11-13, 5-7) vs. Northern Colorado (15-7, 8-3)Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado; Monday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Northern Colorado seeks revenge on Portland State after dropping the first matchup in Portland. The teams last played on Dec. 28, when the Vikings shot 50.8 percent from the field while holding Northern Colorado’s shooters to just 44.8 percent en route to a four-point victory. SAVVY SENIORS: Northern Colorado’s Jonah Radebaugh, Kai Edwards and Trent Harris have combined to score 47 percent of the team’s points this season, including 54 percent of all Bears scoring over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Radebaugh has accounted for 54 percent of all Northern Colorado field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 30 field goals and 45 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 69: Northern Colorado is 0-5 this year when it allows 69 points or more and 15-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 69.COLD SPELL: Portland State has lost its last four road games, scoring 66 points, while allowing 80 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Portland State has posted an outstanding offensive rebound percentage of 37.7 percent, ranking the Vikings fifth nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Northern Colorado stands at just 26.1 percent (ranked 256th).center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

The Latest: Keeneland 5-day, fan-free summer meet approved

first_imgThe FFF says that “the two relegations for the 2019-20 season are maintained and the second division will remain at 20 clubs for the 2020-21 season.”The French government ordered soccer and rugby leagues to be canceled at the end of April because of the coronavirus pandemic.___Bologna says a member of its staff may have coronavirus and if it is confirmed the entire squad will go into quarantine.Bologna says the latest series of tests revealed “a suspected positive case for COVID-19.” Keeneland canceled its 16-day spring meet in March amid public health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. That initially eliminated the $600,000 Grade 2 Blue Grass and $400,000 Grade 1 Ashland, which award points toward the Derby and its sister race for fillies, Oaks. The track last week requested the special meet, which the KHRC granted after Ellis Park made the dates available.The Ashland and Blue Grass are now back in play for the Oaks and Derby, which are set for Sept. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.“Keeneland appreciates the quick response of the Commission to our request, and we applaud all their work on behalf of Kentucky racing during these unprecedented times,” said Keeneland President/CEO Bill Thomason, who also thanked Ellis Park in a news release.Added Ellis Park general manager Jeffrey Inman, “We are all in this together, and Ellis Park is pleased to work with Keeneland on a plan that benefits our horsemen and Kentucky racing.”Keeneland plans to run at least nine races each day and will feature 10 graded stakes events. International travel restrictions became a problem for KHL teams. The league has teams in six countries but most are in Russia.The projected Sept. 2 start date is broadly in line with other recent KHL seasons.___The French soccer federation has rejected the league’s bid for a 22-team second division next season to save clubs from being relegated.The French league voted last week to allow Le Mans and Orléans to stay in the second division while Pau and Dunkerque were promoted from the third division. But the executive committee of French soccer’s governing body has overruled that decision. The league says players are now able to train as a group and “engage in tackling while minimizing any unnecessary close contact.”Play has been suspended in the world’s richest league since March 13.The league says “discussions are ongoing as work continues toward resuming the season.”Players returned to training last week and have been practicing in small groups with social distancing maintained.___ May 27, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland’s request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Associated Press The club says that as a precaution the team will train individually on Thursday.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___The Spanish soccer federation says it will allow games to be played on Mondays and Fridays until the end of the season even though a judge has denied the Spanish league’s official request to play on those days. ___The Kontinental Hockey League says it plans to return on Sept. 2 to open the 2020-21 season.The last KHL game was played on March 12. The season was then suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It ended its 2019-20 season part-way through the playoffs without declaring a champion.The league says Sept. 2 is a preliminary date which could be subject to “necessary corrections” depending on how the coronavirus situation develops. The Latest: Keeneland 5-day, fan-free summer meet approved The final Asian qualifying place for the women’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is set to be decided in February.The Asian Football Confederation says the postponed two-leg series between China and South Korea will be played Feb. 19 and 24. No venues for the games were announced.The games were previously postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for one year.The 12-team women’s tournament is scheduled to start in Japan ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23, 2021.___ League president Javier Tebas has said he wants matches to be played every day but the federation had been against the idea.The federation says it “wants to clearly show its good will” and is also willing to extend the exception into the beginning of next season depending on how the pandemic progresses and if games will continue to be played without fans.The league says it will appeal the judge’s decision. It says it jeopardizes the soccer industry in Spain. The league was not able to schedule matches on Mondays before the competition was suspended in mid-March.___Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to resume contact training in the latest step toward restarting the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Students to save at local businesses, courtesy of USG

first_imgStudents worried about shrinking wallets can breathe a little easier. Starting Monday, the Undergraduate Student Government is unveiling the new Student Savers Club, a discount service that will help USC students save at many restaurants, shops and salons across Los Angeles if they show their USC ID.USG worked with the Student Savings Club, a service available to universities across the country, to negotiate with local businesses to compile a list of student discounts. USG will have to pay $1,700 to Student Savings Club every year they use the service, but the funds will come out of USG’s budget and will not cost students additional money, said Paige Hill, director of communications for USG.Hill said USG thinks the program is worth the price.“I think it’s really cool,” she said. “A lot of the places we’re offering discounts at are something all students can use … stuff that I ate yesterday I could have saved money on. It’s very practical, especially right now in this economy.”Local businesses are also excited about the partnership.“I think more than anything it’s going to bring us closer to that whole student body — get them in here and familiarize them with the venue and what we have to offer them,” said Timothy Whiteman, marketing manager for ESPN Zone at LA LIVE, where students can receive a 10 percent discount if they show their IDs.But other stores said they’re not expecting the Student Savers Club to be an economic boom.“I think the discount will definitely help,” said Tina Plescia, the store manager for Lawry’s Carvery. “But I think just having more promotional ads or something would be beneficial to the location.”Other discounts include 10 percent discounts at Kinko’s, Fatburger and Cold Stone Creamery; a buy one get one free deal at New Zealand Natural; and a complimentary birthday dinner at Zip Fusion.The only expected kink, according to USG President Holden Slusher, is making sure businesses are giving students their discounts. Students will be able to report any problems they have with businesses on the USG website.Students, however, still need to read the fine print, as some businesses have restrictions on the purchases that can be made using the discount.“The 5 percent [discount] is normally not for all transactions, just certain items,” said Maria Verjan, manager of Office Depot on Figueroa Street.While some venues, such as Robek’s, will offer a straight discount, other stores have caveats, such as Bronze Body’s 5 percent discount — offered only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Slusher explained that such restrictions were the inevitable result of negotiations between businesses and the Student Savings Club.Although the program is just starting, USG is already looking ahead. Slusher said he hopes to run the Student Savers Club independently next year, to avoid paying the $1,700 fee to Student Savings Clubs. He noted, however, that using the Student Savings Club helped the program get off the ground.“It would have taken a full year to put together a program like this, rather than things happening right now,” Slusher said. “The Senators were excited about getting a student-run one next year, so we don’t have to keep paying the annual fee.”last_img read more

FB : No offensive points scored in Syracuse’s annual Spring Game

first_imgWeeks of anticipation ended in a letdown.After Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone opted to close spring practice to ‘further the development of the program,’ Saturday’s final product offensively in the annual SpringGame was disappointing at best and painful to watch at worst.Promises of a more exciting offense with new features created a sense of anticipation that was stifled by a 9-0 game void of offensive touchdowns. John Anselmo’s team defeated the team coached by Rob Moore thanks to two outstanding defensive plays by Jay Bromley. His safety on Charley Loeb and strip sack of John Kinder, which teammate Brandon Sharpe returned for a touchdown, provided the only scoring in a game that featured two missed field goals and 15 total first downs.‘Obviously we were disappointed that we didn’t score,’ said quarterback Ryan Nassib, who played for Team Anselmo. ‘But at the end of the day we scored enough.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnselmo acknowledged that his team got the better of the draw with Bromley and Sharpe, two likely starters once the regular season starts, on his defensive line. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Bromley broke through the offensive line to sack Loeb, who is Nassib’s backup, to open the scoring in the first quarter.He shed his blocker again in the second quarter to chase down Kinder and stripped the ball. Sharpe, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound defensive end, scooped it up and ran 17 yards for the game’s only touchdown.‘I was watching the ball as it rolled and I was like, ‘Please let somebody from my team pick it up,” Bromley said.‘I just saw the ball rolling and I was like, ‘Thank you, Bromley,” Sharpe added.That was all the scoring the sparse crowd inside the Carrier Dome would see.Early on, the offense resembled last season’s limited play calling. Nassib’s first pass of the game was an out route to tight end Beckett Wales, whose role looked to be a mirror image of the one played by Nick Provo last year. His second pass, a slant to Marcus Sales, was a staple of the 2011 playbook as well.The series ended as a three-and-out.‘I just thought it was a good overall effort by the defense,’ Bromley said. ‘We tried to play the best we could. Defense, we really had a lot going for us.’The flashiness promised by Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett at the end of last season is clearly a work in progress.Nassib threw a quick pass out to Prince-Tyson Gulley in the flat on the right side, and the play was a designed throw back to Nassib. The defense pounced on Gulley, though, blowing up the play.Later, the second-team offense ran the same play with more success as freshman Ashton Broyld threw back to Loeb for a moderate gain.‘After last year we realized we need just a little more offensive performance,’ Nassib said. ‘We added a little wrinkle with the quarterback running and having the option of the quarterback run.’The other bright spot from Saturday was the renewed connection from Nassib to Sales. After missing the 2011 season following an arrest for drug possession over the summer, Sales impressed in his first game-like action. He led all of SU’s receivers with 68 yards on two receptions.Nassib finished the game 11-of-18 for 163 yards.He took several shots deep to Sales, who caught passes of 30 and 38 yards on the same drive in the third quarter.But the offense stalled and Ryan Lichtenstein missed a 31-yard field goal that clanged off the right upright and drew a smattering of laughs from the crowd.‘Getting back to the speed of the game was the thing I wanted to focus on during spring ball,’ Sales said. ‘I think I was able to accomplish that, so I think it was a great spring.’Marrone was questioned about whether he was pleased with his team’s play in what was a largely an unimpressive game. He said that after 13 great practices, Saturday was more about letting the players have fun than evaluating the team.Said Marrone: ‘When I look at spring football, I don’t put it all in on one day. I look at it as far as the body of work.’This and thatJustin Pugh and MaCauley Hill were two players who participated in the scrimmage at Rochester two weeks ago but didn’t play Saturday. … Lichtenstein missed both his field goal attempts from 31 and 28 yards. … Broyld broke a short pass for a 44-yard catch-and-run after lining up at the wide receiver position. … Steve Rene led all running backs with 22 yards rushing. … Jonathan Fisher and Riley Dixon combined to average 43.8 yards per punt.mjcohe02@syr.edu Published on April 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more