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How One Firm Drove Influence Campaigns Nationwide for Big Oil

first_imgThe StratCom group studied environmental protesters on behalf of the driller Apache Energy. Apache was seeking to drill near Balmorhea State Park in Texas and was concerned that protesters were planning camps similar to those set up to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to two people with direct knowledge of the work.One FTI document prepared for Apache, dated Jan. 25, 2017, included a link to a list of groceries and camp supplies compiled by organizers, which the document said provided a hint of the proposed camp’s size. To arrive at that conclusion, scientists say, the report tallied data from the Environmental Protection Agency that the agency itself states does not represent overall emissions: The numbers, which are reported by the energy industry about a limited number of compressor stations and other facilities, do not include emissions from the area’s thousands of wells. The data are “too low by at least a factor of two, and quite likely more,” said Robert W. Howarth, a professor at Cornell University who has researched methane emissions.FTI stood by the report, calling its findings “on track with broader trends in Texas’ oil fields.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Texans for Natural Gas is just one campaign run with the help of FTI employees. Others include: Citizens to Protect PA Jobs, New Mexicans for Economic Prosperity, the Liberty Energy Project and the Arctic Energy Center, according to interviews, internal documents and an examination of the digital trail of domain-name registrations and other details left by the creation of the websites.Another such organization, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said of FTI in a statement: “We are proud to have them as a contract partner, especially when it comes to direct and transparent media support.”‘Susan,’ the fake Facebook userWithin FTI, a group called StratCom, short for Strategic Communications, focuses on industry messaging campaigns. In the United States, the group is led by Brian Kennedy, former press secretary for the office of the House minority leader and a former spokesman for Transocean, the drilling contractor involved in the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs to survive coronavirus crisis

first_imgBritain’s Unite union called the measures “industrial vandalism.” France’s hard-left Force Ouvriere union and others said they would oppose mandatory cuts.There was immediate political pushback in France, where the government of President Emmanuel Macron this month announced a 15-billion-euro support package for aviation.”The number of job cuts announced by Airbus is excessive. We expect Airbus to fully use instruments put in place by the government to reduce job cuts,” a finance ministry source said.Airbus refused to exclude sackings, but said it would first seek voluntary departures, early retirements and other measures. It wants to start implementing cuts this autumn and complete them next summer – a brisk deadline for such plans in Europe.Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said the company had been left with no choice by the dire industry crisis.”It is the reality we have to face and we are trying to give a long-term perspective to Airbus,” he told reporters.Production outlookAirbus said in April it was reducing output by a third, but has raised that to 40% as it presses the case for job cuts. Sources say the discrepancy reflects different ways of measuring output on a weighted basis, rather than an immediate new cut.”We think we are rather stable now and there will be minor adjustments as we have in normal times,” Faury told Reuters.But he added, “minor changes can be bigger than seen in past because there is more volatility in the market.”Exceptional secrecy had surrounded the politically sensitive restructuring affecting jobs in Britain, France, Germany and Spain, the company’s key backers in a fierce contest with US rival Boeing for orders and industrial clout.About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320.Boeing is cutting over 12,000 US jobs, including 6,770 involuntary layoffs, after the pandemic compounded woes caused by the 15-month-old grounding of its 737 MAX.Airbus’ programs chief said it was slowing a push into after-sales services while maintaining a strategy of diversifying into the high-margin area.Some industry sources say Airbus has all but abandoned a goal of more than doubling services revenue to $10 billion this decade and transferred some staff to other roles. “It’s going to be a mighty battle to save jobs,” said Francoise Vallin of the CFE-CGC union.Europe’s biggest aerospace group said it would cut 5,000 posts in France, 5,100 in Germany, 900 in Spain, 1,700 in the UK, and 1,300 elsewhere by mid-2021, for a core total of 14,000.The broader tally includes another 900 job cuts planned before the crisis at its Premium AEROTEC unit in Germany.On June 3, Reuters reported reduced jet output pointed to cuts of 14,000 full-time posts. Earlier on Tuesday, French union sources predicted 15,000 cuts in total. Airbus is cutting 15,000 jobs within a year, including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future is at stake after the coronavirus outbreak paralyzed air travel.Airbus is moving swiftly to counter damage caused by a 40% slump in its 55-billion-euro ($61.8 billion) jet business following the pandemic, balancing belt-tightening against aid offered by European governments and future priorities.But it faces tough talks with governments as well as unions, which immediately pledged to fight compulsory redundancies. A 2008 restructuring triggered rare strikes and protests.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Regional Director of ChildFund International confirms dismissal of Francis Joseph

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 75 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LocalNews Regional Director of ChildFund International confirms dismissal of Francis Joseph by: – May 9, 2011 Share Regional Director of the Americas ChildFund International Paul Bode has confirmed that Former National Director of ChildFund Caribbean Francis Joseph has been dismissed by his organization after being employed for over 17 years.Joseph was informed by ChildFund International that his contract would not be renewed when it expired in April-a matter that he is seeking legal redress about.But Paul Bode told an interview with Da Vibes, that Joseph was not dismissed because of any wrong doing or dissatisfaction, “but because we needed fresh ideas and a new blood”.“Clearly during his long tenure with ChildFund as national director has made an important contribution to the development of our programs in the Caribbean but at this moment we are in the process of strategic change for the organization,” he said.According to Paul, “considering the need that we have now, we figured we need new leadership,”.ChildFund has named Mr. Mario Lima as interim National Director. Mr. Lima is currently the Director of ChildFund Guatemala.It is currently developing a three year programme to expand its work in the wider Caribbean.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Villa fight back to earn draw

first_img Brunt hoisted the ball forward from inside the Albion half towards the Villa box and it was brought down expertly by the right foot of Long, who got away from Nathan Baker with another touch before smashing a shot past Guzan into the net with his left. The visitors looked to hit back swiftly and in the sixth minute Tonev brought a decent near-post save out of Myhill, having cut inside from the left to unleash a shot that took a deflection off Gareth McAuley’s head. But Villa shot themselves in the foot five minutes later as Bacuna’s mistake was seized upon by Long. Having picked up the ball, the Republic of Ireland striker again got the better of Baker as he accelerated forward, this time slipping past him with a clever step-over, and he then produced a cool chip that drifted over Guzan and in. Sessegnon could – and should – have made it 3-0 in the 19th minute, but from Morgan Amalfitano’s cross he failed to control the ball when unmarked in the box, sending it wide. And Villa nearly pulled a goal back soon after as Kozak collected Christian Benteke’s knock-down and skimmed a strike against the top of the bar. Long was looking hungry for his hat-trick and, after one his bursts forward was halted by a good Ron Vlaar tackle, another took him straight through the Villa defence and he drove the ball against the body of Guzan. At the other end, Benteke appeared less in the groove, sending one attempt off target before shooting against his team-mate El Ahmadi, with Tonev then hitting a low strike into Myhill. After Amalfitano made an unsuccessful attempt on goal after the break, Lambert acted with his treble substitution – Tonev, Kozak and Yacouba Sylla the men removed – and it paid off handsomely. Weimann fired a warning with a deflected shot that came off Myhill and trickled just the wrong side of the right post. Then, after Sessegnon fired over from a good position, Albion failed to react as Weimann got his head to Bacuna’s cross, teeing up El Ahmadi, who hooked in from close range. Westwood then cracked in to level the scores and Villa now seemed the more likely to win. But Weimann miscued an ambitious shot and the game finished all square. Aston Villa battled back from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw in their derby clash with Midlands rivals West Brom at The Hawthorns. Stephane Sessegnon wasted a glorious chance to extend the lead, and Libor Kozak’s shot then grazed the West Brom crossbar, but as half-time approached the hosts – with Long very much to the fore and Villa looking vulnerable at the back – seemed well in control. Fit-again trio Andreas Weimann, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Fabian Delph had been restored to the Villa squad but only the bench, and 12 minutes into the second half their manager Paul Lambert threw them all on at once in an effort to give his side new impetus. Ten minutes later Karim El Ahmadi pulled a goal back for the visitors, volleying in from Weimann’s header. And with 14 minutes of normal time remaining an Agbonlahor cross was only cleared by Goran Popov’s head as far as Ashley Westwood, who equalised with a fine, swerving shot from distance. The 2-2 outcome was a repeat of the result in the fixture at the same ground last year, although on that occasion it was West Brom who fought back from 2-0 down at half-time. This draw also saved face for Lambert, whose claim pre-match that Villa were the “bigger club” of the two looked set to haunt him in the early stages. Both teams now have 15 points from 12 games, with Albion 11th in the table and Villa 12th. If West Brom took additional motivation from Lambert’s comments, it showed from the off as they raced into the lead. Press Association Shane Long put Albion ahead in the third minute, delightfully controlling a long ball from Chris Brunt and slamming home. And after Boaz Myhill dived to keep out an Aleksandar Tonev strike, the Baggies found themselves 2-0 up in the 11th minute as Long capitalised on a poor attempted pass by Leandro Bacuna, collecting the ball, taking it forward and chipping Brad Guzan deftly. last_img read more

Ulster hold on in close finish

first_img Despite Ulster leading 20-0 just before half-time, Munster battled back with tries from Ivan Dineen, Dave Kilcloyne and James Coughlan to close at one stage to 23-19 in what was an absorbing contest. But Ulster held their nerve and Pienaar kicked his final penalty in the last minute as Paul O’Connell was sin-binned, allowing the home side to recover from their defeat to Leinster last time out. Pienaar, taking over the kicking duties from Paddy Jackson, got Ulster under way after three minutes with a penalty and then there was a lengthy hold-up as referee Alain Rolland consulted with the television match official (TMO) over Felix Jones’ dragging down of Craig Gilroy with a a possible try chance on offer. Ulster put the ball in the corner from the penalty, and from the lineout Jackson’s chip resulted in Jared Payne scoring to the right of the posts. Munster’s Ian Keatley was then wide with a seventh-minute penalty and Pienaar landed a monster penalty from just inside his own half to take Ulster to 13-0. Keatley then missed a second penalty after 20 minutes which led to a period of Ulster domination, but Luke Marshall was hauled down near the line after Andrew Trimble’s great break and then John Afoa’s foot hit touch as he dived over on the right. Ulster then scored a sensational try off a Munster turnover with Payne burning Paul O’Connell and setting Trimble free before Cave came in at an angle to score in the same corner where Afoa had been denied a few minutes earlier. Pienaar’s marvellous conversion made it 20-0 to Ulster, but the visitors immediately hit back and in the last play of the first half Dineen touched down. Keatley again missed as he attempted to convert, with the ball bouncing off the post to narrow Ulster’s lead to 20-5 at the turnaround. Munster still had the bit between their teeth and after Keatley hit the post again in the second half with an early penalty shot, prop Kilcoyne was driven over from a lineout maul, with Keatley managing to kick his first points after four misses. Pienaar was then well short with a 56th-minute penalty but made no mistake with a straightforward chance on the hour mark, a vital score to settle Ulster after conceding 12 points without reply. But Munster again struck back after Rolland penalised Ulster – seemingly harshly – in the tackle zone. And another driving maul from a lineout take from Peter O’Mahony saw the red shirts rumble over, with Coughlan getting the 65th-minute touchdown. Keatley again converted and Munster were just four points behind, but with 10 minutes remaining Pienaar slotted his fourth penalty to again nudge Ulster further in front. Munster came again and were held up at the line before Ulster turned them over in a five-metre scrum courtesy of Afoa. And then in the final minute, O’Connell was sin-binned by Rolland for back-chat after being pinged at the breakdown, and Pienaar did the necessary with the penalty. Ulster avoided two successive defeats to Irish rivals by becoming only the third side to get the better of RaboDirect PRO12 leaders Munster this season as they bagged a vital 29-19 victory to move back into the top four. Press Association And with two weekends of defining Heineken Cup action now ahead – Ulster are top of Pool Five and the only unbeaten side in Europe – this was the perfect way to head into games they hope will lead to a home quarter-final. Ruan Pienaar ended the night kicking five penalties and he converted the first-half tries from Jared Payne and Darren Cave to claim a 19-point haul. last_img read more

Staunch defense carries MDI boys’ basketball team past Ellsworth

first_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball team’s first game of 2019 left a bitter taste in its mouth. Against a familiar foe, the Trojans were determined to make amends. Seven days after a 50-48 defeat to Oceanside in Rockland, MDI finally took to the court again, this time in front of their home fans. Playing on their own floor for the first time in two weeks, the Trojans weren’t going to let the opportunity before them go to waste.“We wanted this,” MDI senior Eli Parady said. “In that game against Oceanside, we were winning the entire first half, but we let it get away. We wanted to show up and remind ourselves and our fans we’re better than that.”On Friday, that chance came for MDI when the Ellsworth Eagles came to town. The Trojans responded with a 58-38 victory that saw the home team fluster the visitors on the defensive end to earn bragging rights on the boys’ side in the battle of Hancock County’s largest high schools.MDI’s Drew Shea shoots over Ellsworth’s Colin Lacasse during the first half of a high school boys’ basketball game Jan. 11 in Bar Harbor. Shea’s six points in the first quarter gave the Trojans an early lead over the Eagles. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTOThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“This is probably the best we’ve looked on defense all season,” MDI head coach Justin Norwood said. “Against a team like Ellsworth that can score a lot of points, you want to set the tone and not let them dictate the game. I felt we did a pretty good job of that all game long.”Both teams got off to hot starts with Drew Shea scoring three early baskets for MDI (7-2) and Ellsworth’s Devin Grindle and Austin Harris hitting 3-pointers. Yet the Trojans held a 14-8 lead after the first quarter of play and extended that to 30-14 at halftime with seven second-quarter points from Derek Collin.After the break, though, freshman Hunter Curtis scored eight points to spark a monster third quarter for the Eagles (6-4), who scored 20 as a team to cut the Trojans’ lead to as few as five points. Down eight entering the fourth quarter, the game was still in reach for an Ellsworth team that was hoping to capitalize on its offensive momentum.Instead, MDI produced a defensive masterclass in the final eight minutes, during which the Eagles scored just four points. Offensively, Parady scored eight points in the fourth quarter for the Trojans as the home team regained its double-digit lead and cruised to its fifth straight win over Ellsworth.“After the third quarter, Coach kind of sat us down and got our heads back in the game,” Parady said. “He just said, ‘Guys, you’ve got to show how bad you want, finish strong on defense and put it away.’ That really motivated us and fired us up, and we came out on fire.”Collin led MDI with a game-high 15 points, and Parady was the team’s No. 2 scorer with 12. The Trojans’ other scorers were Brett Duley with nine points, Shea with eight, Steven Pierce with seven, Kyle Nicholson with nine and Porter Isaacs with two.MDI’s Eli Parady drives to the basket against Ellsworth’s Jackson Curtis during the second half of a high school boys’ basketball game Jan. 11 in Bar Harbor. Parady netted eight fourth-quarter points for the Trojans, who outscored Ellsworth 16-4 in the final frame. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLHunter Curtis scored a team-high 10 points for Ellsworth, which got nine from Jackson Curtis, seven from Austin Harris, six from Devin Grindle and three apiece from Darby Barry and Connor Crawford. Holding Jackson Curtis, the Big East Conference’s No. 2 scorer, to single digits was a major factor in MDI’s win.“Jackson is an All-Conference player, and he has a good skill set that’s not easy to stop,” Norwood said. “We felt we would have a really good chance if we could just contain him to a certain degree and play good defense on their other scorers, and that’s exactly what happened.”Ellsworth is scheduled to play on the road against Belfast at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 12. The Eagles will be back in action again Tuesday, Jan. 15, when they host Old Town (2-10) at 7 p.m.MDI is scheduled to host Orono (6-4) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. That will be the final game before the Trojans begin a four-game road stand, which will commence with games against an undefeated Hermon team at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, before tipping off at that time Jan. 21 against an Old Town squad that gave Norwood’s group all it could handle in the season opener.“There are no nights off in this conference, and that’s especially true this time of year,” Norwood said. “Whether you’re first or 16th, you can beat anyone and lose to anyone. Everybody’s fighting for those points in the standings, and you have to be prepared every game.” Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Postscenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Biolast_img read more

Miller’s five for 22 condemns Volcanoes to defeat

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Champion left-arm spinner Nikita Miller snatched his 24th five-wicket haul in first class cricket to fire Jamaica Scorpions to a stunning come-from-behind 41-run victory over hapless Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday.With the visitors set a mere 106 to win at Sabina Park, captain Miller scythed through their innings with five for 22 to send them tumbling for 64 all out on the final day of the second round game in the Regional Four-Day Championship, in which 18 wickets fall.He was well supported by leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who finished with three for 17, as Scorpions picked up their first win of the season following their defeat to Guyana Jaguars in Georgetown last week.For Volcanoes, it was their second straight loss, coming on the backs of their nine-wicket defeat to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Port of Spain in the last round.No such result for Scorpions seemed possible when they slumped from their overnight 92 for two to 159 all out, with opener John Campbell top-scoring with 67 and Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood getting 27.The pair extended their overnight third-wicket partnership to 46 before being separated, when Blackwood departed in the day’s sixth over after adding 11 to his overnight score.His dismissal triggered a terminal decline for Scorpions as they lost their last seven wickets for just 31 runs in quick time, as 21-year-old left-arm spinner Larry Edward picked up career-best figures of six for 20.Campbell, unbeaten on 43 overnight, completed his seventh first-class half-century, striking six fours off 141 balls in three hours at the crease.Then, what should have been a straightforward run chase quickly turned into a nightmare for Volcanoes as they lost wickets steadily, with only opener Devon Smith (19) and all-rounder Kyle Mayers (15 not out) reaching double figures.Scorpions claimed 16.2 points while Volcanoes picked up 5.2.SCORPIONS 1st innings 151VOLCANOES 1st innings 205SCORPIONS 2nd innings (o/n 92 for two)J. Campbell lbw b Edward 67T. Griffith lbw b Mayers 22D. Thomas b Mayers 9J. Blackwood c Johnson b Edward 27A. McCarthy c Sebastien b Edward 1C. Walton c Johnson b Edward 14D. Green c wkp. Robinson b Matthew 2D. Jacobs c Johnson b Edward 3N. Miller c Johnson b Edward 4O. Thomas c Smith b Johnson 0R. Leveridge not out 2Extras: (b-4, lb-2, nb-2)Total: (all out, 61.1 overs) 159Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-75, 3-121, 4-126, 5-138, 6-144, 7-149, 8-153, 9-157.Bowling: Shillingford 11-0-52-0 (nb-1), Johnson 6.1-2-14-1, Matthew 13-5-22-1, Mayers 16-2-45-2, Edward 15-3-20-6.VOLCANOES 2nd innings (target: 106 runs)D. Smith c Griffith b Miller 19T. Theophile c Thomas b Leveridge 0J. Robinson c Griffith b Miller 5K. Hodge lbw b Jacobs 9L. Sebastien lbw b Miller 0K. Mayers not out 15S. Shillingford c Leveridge b Miller 0M. Matthew lbw b Miller 8D. Johnson c wkp. Walton b Jacobs 5L. Edward c Griffith b Jacobs 1S. Ambris ret. out 0Extras: (w-2) 2Total: (all out, 27 overs) 64Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-21, 3-31, 4-35, 5-35, 6-36, 7-51, 8-58, 9-64.Bowling: Thomas 5-2-9-0, Leveridge 4-1-11-0, Miller 9-2-22-5, Green 1-0-5-0, Jacobs 8-2-17-3.last_img read more

Syracuse’s Spring Game to give quarterbacks last pre-training camp audition

first_imgThe quarterback picture is becoming a bit clearer for quarterbacks coach Tim Lester. He and head coach Scott Shafer are still far from a decision, but some separation is starting to be made.The starter will get 85-90 percent of the reps in practice. The leader in the clubhouse, Terrel Hunt, currently gets 40 percent. But it’s still progress.“We’ve had pretty good repetitions with all three of those kids,” Shafer said. “I think Terrel and Charley (Loeb) have kind of been battling the last few days and doing some good things, so it’s good to see that the competition’s kind of on the rise. But we have a lot of time.”On Saturday, though, Shafer will essentially be forced into naming a favorite when the Orange plays its annual Spring Game at noon in the Carrier Dome. Hunt has taken the most snaps with the first team in each of the last two open practices and appears to be the favorite to do the same Saturday. But Loeb and John Kinder don’t sit far behind. Both have taken about 30 percent of the first-team snaps.For three quarterbacks who have extremely limited game experience — or none at all — the Spring Game gives them their first test of real game-style action.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s good to see the live game,” Shafer said.For now, Lester tries to simulate live action.On Sunday, he gave his quarterbacks reps in the red zone. Some throws were bad — Hunt threw his first few into coverage — but they improved. Hunt eventually threw a touchdown to fullback Clay Cleveland on a swing pattern and Kinder hit a man for a touchdown on a crossing route.“None of them have any game experience, so they can’t be in those situations enough,” Lester said. “So they were really bad the first time, they were a little bit better the second time and the third time, they were better.”But it was a throw Loeb made that stood out the most to Lester.Two days before, Syracuse brought a blitz at Loeb. The quarterback tried to throw over the pass rush. His pass got batted and picked off. On Sunday, he recognized the blitz and hit a man in the flat.“I just like watching them make decisions under pressure, and when the defense brings pressure, are they working away from the pressure?” Lester said. “Do they have answers? You really never have enough of those situations.”At this point, naming a quarterback for the spring seems a mere formality. No matter who gets the call Saturday, the other two won’t be far behind.And there’s the transfer waiting in the wings. It’s entirely possible that the starter when the Orange opens its season against Penn State won’t be any of the three on the roster but Drew Allen, a transfer from Oklahoma. Normally, naming a starter for the Spring Game is a telling sign of what’s to come, but for SU this year, it’s difficult to read much into it.“If they name a guy – that’s the guy they name coming out of spring, doesn’t mean they can’t name a new guy out in fall, I know how it works,” Loeb said. “It’s always competitive.”Still, Saturday represents a step. Lester said he gives the player who looks the best the most reps to challenge him and see how he performs with extra scrutiny.The format of the Spring Game has yet to be entirely determined, Shafer said, but “it’s going to be some sort of a game.” The first team will get some reps together, but players fighting for a job on the first team will get a chance, too. Whoever gets the call to run the first team will be under a bit of extra pressure, but it’s still a better place to be than chasing, like the other two.“It’s been a good competition. I wish we could do this a lot longer,” Lester said. “Spring ball’s just flying.” Comments Published on April 18, 2013 at 12:36 am Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Johns Hopkins

first_img Published on May 17, 2015 at 2:45 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Second-seeded Syracuse’s (13-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) comeback fell just short, as Johns Hopkins (11-6, 4-1 Big Ten) beat the Orange, 16-15, to advance to the NCAA tournament final four. Here are three quick observations from the Orange’s season-ending loss on Sunday. On the SchneidJohns Hopkins goalie Eric Schneider was the difference-maker on Sunday, totaling 15 saves and sprawling out on numerous occasions to prevent would-be Syracuse goals.Whether it was in a near-split position, from his knees or interrupting a scrum in front of his net, the senior netminder came to the rescue for the Blue Jays throughout the game. SU goalie Bobby Wardwell was no slouch, tying a career high with 14 saves of his own, but it came on probably the only day when he wouldn’t be the best goalie on the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTurned overSU head coach John Desko has said that if his team has one weakness, it’s turning the ball over. His statement came to fruition — especially late in the game — as the Orange gave away multiple possessions when it needed them most. With Hopkins holding a three-goal lead and the clock ticking under six minutes in the fourth, SU defender Jay McDermott overthrew Sean Young on a cross-field pass and Young barely kept the ball in bounds. Young then nearly missed Wardwell, who, after being pressured, threw the ball near nobody and out of bounds.In total, Syracuse turned the ball over 12 times compared to JHU’s six and wasted far too many possessions. Twice as nice Brothers Shack and Wells Stanwick were simply too much for the Orange to handle.The two combined for eight goals and four assists, and Wells Stanwick’s buzzer-beating goal at the end of the third quarter gave Johns Hopkins a three-goal cushion that SU would never recover from.He scored JHU’s first three goals of the game and Shack Stanwick netted two at the start of the second half, both assisted by his older brother. In the end, the two provided a second and third dimension on top of primary attack Ryan Brown, which was too dynamic for Syracuse to defend. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse started the season with 7 defenders, now it has only 4

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 30, 2019 at 11:11 pm Contact Arabdho: | @aromajumder center_img On Jan. 29, down to four active defenseman against No. 6 Cornell, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan asked Logan Hicks to play the position she gave up two years prior. Originally a defender, Hicks focused on her new role as junior right winger this season. She had to switch because the Orange didn’t have enough defenders to fill its usual three lines.Hicks kept things simple. She cleared pucks quickly, angled skaters away from the net and didn’t take risks. The defense held Cornell— the ninth-best offense in the country (3.24 goals per game) — to two scores in the first two periods. But in the final 20 minutes, everyone was “gassed,” Flanagan said, leading to mental mistakes and three unanswered Big Red goals.Syracuse (6-18-2, 6-5-1 College Hockey America) has been hobbled by injuries this season, losing three defenders to injury. Dakota Derrer sustained a lower body injury on Nov. 10 against Penn State, ending her career, Flanagan said. Lindsay Eastwood has no timetable for return with an illness and Kristen Siermachesky was hit into the boards from behind against Penn State on Jan. 26, leaving the Orange with four healthy defenders for most of that contest. Flanagan adjusted without major changes to his system, rotating Hicks to the back against Cornell, and that’s likely to continue until Eastwood or Siermachesky comes back.“I thought our kids did a good job, and we only had four defensemen, so we asked a lot of those four,” Flanagan said following the Penn State matchup.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorFlanagan kept his defense fresh by rotating the five players in the last two matchups. Syracuse averages 5.1 penalties a game, but committed only one against Penn State and three against Cornell. The emergence of junior Allie Olnowich and more consistency from freshman Shelby Calof have helped the Orange secure their defensive depth.Olnowich started as the seventh defender this season, but against Cornell, she started alongside senior captain Allie Munroe.Now, Olnowich’s ability, that Flanagan said she’s always had, is standing out. She’s an “intuitive” player when it comes to decision making. Olnowich is also the most disciplined player on the ice for the Orange, Flanagan said. The lack of discipline has lost them games this season. Olnowich has committed just two penalties, the fewest out of players with consistent ice time.Syracuse’s forwards have helped with SU’s recent success, too. Their responsibility on the defensive side of the ice grew with the injuries, and two-way players like Lauren Bellefontaine became essential. The freshman, who is third on the team in blocks, got in front of a career-high four shots against Penn State when Siermachesky went down, and she replicated her block total three days later against the Big Red.“It’s really helpful having the forwards get back and having them talk to you and being an outlet to get open makes it a lot easier,” Hicks said.Syracuse got the day off after facing Cornell to recover from three games in five days. Now, it won’t play again until Feb. 8. Even if Eastwood isn’t fit to return by that point, it gives Hicks time to acclimate to her old position.With just one day of practice before playing against Cornell, Flanagan didn’t have much advice for Hicks. He had no other options.last_img read more