Syracuse down to No. 13 in Inside Lacrosse poll

first_img Published on March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (3-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) fell seven spots in the Inside Lacrosse rankings to No. 13 following an 18-7 thrashing at home against now-No. 10 Johns Hopkins last Saturday.Just as the Orange dropped seven spots following the loss, the Blue Jays jumped seven spots following their win. SU’s other loss this season came at the hands of now-unanimous No. 1 Albany, who knocked off No. 2 Maryland, 11-10, on Saturday.Elsewhere around the ACC, Duke (6-1) remained at No. 3 this week following a 13-9 win against No. 8 Loyola. No. 4 Notre Dame (3-1) rose seven spots following it’s 11-9 win over No. 5 Denver and No. 14 North Carolina (6-2) fell five spots after being limited to just six goals and doubled up, 12-6, against Hoftstra.Syracuse is now 2-2 this season against ranked opponents, with wins against Army and Virginia and losses to Hopkins and Albany. The Orange has a chance to improve that record on Sunday when it travels to New Jersey to take on No. 18 Rutgers. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Day two of Open 2016 tees off

first_imgPhil Mickelson has parred the first hole of his second round at the Open Championship in Royal Troon.Mickelson is 3 clear on 8 under. Patrick Reed and Martin Kaymer are tied for the second on 5 under. Rory Mc Ilroy doesn’t start his round until after 2 and he’s on 2 under while Padraig Harrington is 1 under and starts at twenty five past one.Darren Clarke starts at twenty to one on level par while Paul Dunne and Shane Lowry are out after 1 on 6 and 7 over.Graeme McDowell is 4 over after 1 hole of his second round.last_img

French Open: Kristina Mladenovic set to get Roland Garros fired up

first_imgIt’s ‘Kiki’ time again as local favourite Kristina Mladenovic takes on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky on a red-hot Court Philippe Chatrier in a French Open quarter-final clash on Tuesday.Mladenovic, one of the pre-tournament favourites, has taken the crowd by storm with her never-say-die attitude and ability to thrive under pressure, and the hope on the Roland Garros walkways is that she will succeed Mary Pierce, who was the last Frenchwoman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup.Bacsinszky, however, will be a tough nut to crack.The number 30 seed reached the semi-finals here in 2015 while Mladenovic is playing in only her second grand slam quarter-final.Following the French hope onto centre court will be nine-time men’s champion Rafa Nadal who, after a sensational start, is expected to devour fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.Resurgent 11th-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki faces Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko on Court Suzanne Lenglen before a highly-anticipated quarter-final clash between men’s defending champion Novak Djokovic and Austrian wunderkind Dominic Thiem.last_img read more

$4.4 Billion Set Aside for PATH Beneficiaries

first_imgA sum of $4.4 billion has been earmarked in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, for the Integrated Social Protection and Labour Programme.The project’s main objective is to support the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to improve human capital and labour market outcomes of the poor by enhancing the effectiveness of key social protection programmes.Anticipated targets for this fiscal year include: the payment of Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) grants to approximately 400,000 beneficiaries, effective August 2013, reflecting a 15 per cent increase in payments; payment of post-secondary grants to 2,500 PATH students; introduction of a bus fare assistance programme for PATH students; development of a school feeding policy; and implementation of an on-the-job training pilot project.Physical targets initially envisaged under the programme include conducting baseline studies to support the development of a national employment policy strategy; implementation of a pilot for a parenting education workshop for PATH beneficiary households with children age two to six years old; and upgrading the PATH management information system.The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with support funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It is slated to run from December 2012 to November 2016.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more