Moeen to take short break after Test omission

first_imgMOEEN Ali is to take a ‘short break’ from cricket after being dropped by England for this week’s second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s.After being part of England’s World Cup-winning squad Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen struggled in Tests against Ireland and Australia.He scored only 13 runs in four innings in those two matches, and took four wickets at a cost of 186 runs.Somerset spinner Jack Leach is set to take his place in the second Test.Since first being called up by England in 2014, Moeen has invariably made himself available to play for Worcestershire, but first-team coach Alex Gidman says they now have to be supportive.“Literally no-one has been in the position that Mo has,” said Gidman.“Being part of a World Cup-winning squad in England – no one else has achieved that then unfortunately was left out of the Test squad.“Mo has been in and out of that team and no-one else knows what that feels like,” he told BBC Hereford & Worcester.“We’ll be ready for Mo when he wants to play again and we’ll have discussions with both him and the ECB and support him and be here for him, so that he can push as hard as he can to get his England spot back.”Moeen has played in 60 Tests, 101 one-day internationals and 25 T20 games since making his England debut in a one-day international during England’s winter tour of the Caribbean in February 2014.“Mo is spending a little time away from the middle recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect,” added Gidman.“He has had an intense schedule of international cricket involving the World Cup and the start of the Ashes.“Mo loves playing for Worcestershire and he gives a lift to everyone in the dressing room when he comes back and plays for us.”Moeen’s one T20 Blast appearance this season, in the away win over Nottinghamshire, came just four days after he had been on the Lord’s turf helping to celebrate England’s World Cup win, although he did not play in the match. “We saw at Trent Bridge what he gives to us and we look forward to when he returns soon,” said Gidman. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Syracuse controls 1st period, but loses to RIT, 7-4

first_imgJessica DiGirolamo snatched the puck out of the air and dropped it to her feet. Intercepting the attempted clearance, she skated back to the center of the offensive zone and tried to feed a pass to her open teammate in front. An assist would have been her second point of the night and put Orange up two goals, but her pass didn’t connect. DiGirolamo and Syracuse (1-10-0, 0-1 College Hockey America) dominated their opposition in the early minutes of Friday night’s conference battle against RIT (3-5-1,1-2), but the 7-4 score hardly reflected it. Controlling play and outshooting their opponent 14-3 in the first period alone, the Orange should’ve gone into the locker room with a sizable lead on their way to a second win of the year. The score after one, however, was just 1-0, a lead the Orange would quickly lose in the second period. Despite letting up four goals in the final frame on their way to a 7-4 loss, it was the opening period – the only one they won – they may most regret.“Those are the moments that we need to capitalize on,” forward Lauren Bellefontaine said. “In order to get that lead when we can.”Just 1:35 into the contest, freshman Madison Beishuizen blocked a shot in the defensive zone and gathered the puck. Rushing past the two RIT defenders, she found herself on a breakaway. With a chance to take an early lead, she fanned on the shot attempt and the puck rolled wide. Under 10 minutes later, DiGirolamo scored the game’s first goal compliments of a pair of RIT deflections. The puck ricocheted off the Tiger forward stepping in front of her shot, and then again off a skate to the right of the crease. With RIT kicking the puck into its own net, it looked like the early bounces were going to go the Orange’s way. But that didn’t continue for the rest of the game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We don’t really play well against this team,” DiGirolamo said. “We wanted to come and get a good start at the beginning, just to make sure we got some confidence going.”Despite a late breakaway after a cross-ice Shelby Calof pass, the Orange failed to light the lamp a second time in the opening period. Eight and a half minutes after DiGirolamo’s opening goal, the score remained 1-0.While coach Paul Flanagan criticized the team’s fundamentals and work ethic, he admitted a bigger first period could have changed the game’s dynamic.“Obviously in hindsight it probably would have been a different ball game if we get up two or three,” Flanagan said. “Maybe they get back on their heels.”Despite first period dominance, Flanagan said he didn’t necessarily think his squad deserved more than what they got.“I thought we missed the net a lot,” Flanagan said. “We were shooting wide and we were shooting high.”Ignoring the missed opportunities, having a lead is never a bad thing. It was only the third time this season Syracuse has finished the first period leading. But coming out of the locker room to play the remaining 40 minutes, it quickly became apparent the Orange hadn’t gotten enough.RIT would out-score SU in the second period 3-2, then pile on four more scores in the final frame.“We came back out in the second, we wanted to do the same things,” DiGirolamo said. “But things didn’t go our way.” Comments Published on November 2, 2019 at 12:16 am Contact Mitchell: mbannon@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GLENTIES OVERCOME ARDARA CHALLENGE TO MAKE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

first_imgNaomh Conail have squeezed past Ardara to book a place in the Senior Championship semi-final this Sunday.The Glenties side went in ahead at the break 0-7 to 0-2 and looked to be in cruise control.When Leon Thompson made it 0-8 to 0-2 after the restart, it could have been curtains for Ardara. However a spirited comeback in the second half culminating in a goal from Ryan Melly gave them a chance.However, Naomh Conail managed to hold their composure to squeeze home on the slimmest of margins on a final scoreline of 0-9 to 1-5.Glenties meet Glenswilly at O’Donnell Park on Sunday in what promises to be a war of attrition.  GLENTIES OVERCOME ARDARA CHALLENGE TO MAKE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdarachampionshipNaomh Conaillast_img read more

CDO Lawsuit Against Goldman Gets Green Light

CDO Lawsuit Against Goldman Gets Green Light

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Goldman Sachs Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Fraud Processing Service Providers U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission 2012-03-26 Abby Gregory March 26, 2012 417 Views CDO Lawsuit Against Goldman Gets Green Lightcenter_img The “”Goldman Sachs Group Inc.””:http://www.goldmansachs.com/ has officially lost its bid to dismiss a securities class action lawsuit brought by “”Dodona I, LLC””:securities.stanford.edu/1045/…01/2010127_f02oc_10CV07497.pdf, over claims that the company misrepresented a $2 billion offering of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). [IMAGE]””U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero””:nysd.uscourts.gov/judge/Marrero rescinded Goldman’s move to have the case dismissed, and Dodona will now continue to pursue its legal proceedings against the company in federal court. Dodona’s allegations stem from a package of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) that Goldman offered to investors, and the suit claims that Goldman deceptively sold sub-prime mortgage assets within the securities that[COLUMN_BREAK]progressively failed. Specifically, Dodona filed its lawsuit over Hudson Mezzanine Funding 2006-I and 2006-2 CDOs.Additional legal issues attached to the case include Dodona’s accusation that Goldman provided materially misleading statements to investors related to the value of the instrument in question. The case, which was filed in New York’s federal court, notes that Dodona believes that Goldman had full knowledge regarding the likely failure of the RMBS included in the CDOs during the period when the company was advising participants as to the quality of the investments.Goldman is currently facing several lawsuits related to its RMBS offerings. Most recently, Goldman settled a case for $550 million over allegations that it failed to disclose the role of a participating hedge fund while compiling its CDOs; within that lawsuit, the company was also accused of taking a short position against its own securities offerings, later betting on their poor performance in the open market.According to “”Reuters””:www.reuters.com/ and multiple press outlets, the “”U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission””:www.sec.gov/ is continuing to enhance its investigation into various Wall Street firms who sold CDOs before and during the financial crisis. The “”Zacks Analyst Blog””:http://www.zacks.com/ stated earlier in the month that, in addition to Goldman’s legal problems, “”Citigroup Inc.””:www.citigroup.com/, “”JPMorgan Chase & Co.””:www.jpmorganchase.com/, “”HSBC Holdings Plc””:www.hsbc.com/, and “”M&T Bank Corp.””:www.mtb.com/ are also facing accusations of misrepresenting mortgage-backed and other types of securities. Sharelast_img read more