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  • IRS drops plan to change captive insurance tax status

    first_imgIRS drops plan to change captive insurance tax statusThe Coalition for Fairness to Captive Insurers, CICA and VCIA are pleased to report that today (February 20, 2008), the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is withdrawing proposed IRS Regulation §1.1502-13(e) on consolidated returns that would have adversely affected single parent captive insurance companies. Consequently, the public hearing requested by the Coalition on this issue which was scheduled for February 29th has been cancelled.”We are thrilled that the IRS and Treasury Department have chosen to withdraw the portion of the proposed regulation involving captive insurance companies,” said Dennis Harwick, Co-Chair of the Coalition and President of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA). “This welcome, but unusual, action is testimony to the strong technical response that the Coalition developed for the IRS and the on-going conversations that we had with representatives of the IRS and Treasury Department about the technical and policy flaws of the proposed regulation.””This decision removes the uncertainty that has hung over the captive industry since the IRS regulation was proposed last fall,” said Molly Lambert, Co-Chair of the Coalition and President of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA). “We would like to thank all of the Coalition members who helped with both the technical and political response to the proposed regulation. The forceful and unified response of the captive industry, captive regulators, state governors, and affiliated organizations played a key role in convincing the IRS to withdraw the proposed regulation even before the formal hearing.”The Coalition for Fairness to Captive Insurers was formed last fall shortly after the IRS published its proposed regulation and CICA and VCIA determined that those regulations would have a serious negative effect on many single parent captive insurance companies. The Coalition, CICA, and VCIA made a commitment to engaging the best legal minds to prepare a detailed (39 page) technical response to the proposed regulation, along with a coordinated political effort to oppose implementation of the proposed regulation. “We are gratified that the substance of the arguments put forth in the Coalition’s technical response appears to have been a key reason for the IRS’s decision,” says Harwick. “In addition, it seems clear that marshalling support for the captive industry’s position on Capitol Hill was also critically important to this successful outcome. Our thanks to everyone, inside and outside the Coalition, who helped with this effort.”# # # #last_img read more

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  • SIX Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Use A Gear Tie®

    first_imgIt is no secret that we have some commitment issues when it comes to our van. As we continue to build out our home on wheels, we find ourselves constantly looking for ways to make improvements without them being permanent. We’ve made a strong effort to keep our van as modular as possible, knowing full well that we’re going to want to change things down the road (pun intended). What works for us now, might be the complete opposite of what we want in a few years. We want our home to be able to grow with us and we’d like to keep from making thousands of holes in our walls while we both grow. Our van is designed so everything can be pulled out easily and re-organized if we chose. One of the most common questions we hear relates to any regrets we might have in the choices we made while building out the van. We had a few, but we were able to fix them quickly and easily. It was hard to find an affordable and yet environmentally friendly way to attach things around our van. Nite Ize Gear Ties have become our go-to for more odd-jobs than we can count. They have become such a valuable tool for us we wanted to share some of the out-of-the-box ways that we’ve used Gear Ties around the van.1. Keeping Our Refrigerator ClosedThere are many good RV-style refrigerators on the market. Unfortunately for us, they are all extremely expensive. When we were designing our van we ran up against some budget issues and decided to use a standard ‘dorm style’ mini fridge. It’s worked out alright, but we had to find a way to keep the door closed while we were driving. For that, we purchased a child-lock from Amazon and replaced the lock with a Gear Tie and it works great. Come at us bumpy roads, nothing’s going to fall out of our fridge now!2. Attaching bedside baskets to our wallsWe wanted some extra storage near our heads while we sleep. Something to keep our books in. The most budget-friendly and least vehicle-damaging solution we could think of was to buy some cheap baskets from Target and attach them to our L Track with Gear Ties. L Track is the rail system that we attach all of our cabinets to instead of screwing them into the van itself. Now we have movable baskets that don’t require screws, and all the bedside reading we can get our hands on!3. Attach A Tarp To Our Roof Rack To Create A Makeshift ShelterEven as we are writing this blog, we wish we had an awning on our van. Sometimes we don’t have a choice of how we orient our van when parking at a festival. Right now, our door opens to the hot Virginia sun 80 percent of the day. The downside is, like many other aspects of building out a van – awnings are expensive. Our solution was to attach a tarp to our roof rack with Gear Ties. It creates less waste than Zip Ties and they are just as strong. They are also a much faster solution than busting out the paracord and tying everything down. We simply stake the other end of the tarp to the ground. It’s not as pretty as a fixed awning, but it works!4. Create A Safety Bumper For Our Air Plant It’s imperative that you have everything secure when you start driving your home. Even more so when you’re headed into the mountains on a 40 mile rutted out dirt road. We like to be surrounded by nature even when we’re stuck inside the van. We decided to hang up an air plant in our kitchen. The only catch is the plant tends to swing and smash against our wall when we’re driving. For this, we used a couple of Gear Ties to make a rubber bumper for the back of the plant’s basket.5. Turn Our Tarp Into A Shower CurtainPresto! What was once a tarp is now a beautiful shower curtain. When we’re showering on the road, we create a small private bathing room using a tarp and the back doors of our van. We hang the tarp using the existing holes in the top of the doors, and a couple of Nite Ize carabiners. That usually works until it gets breezy and the wet tarp blows into you. That might not sound too bad, but it’s extremely unpleasant. When the wind picks up, we use a couple of Gear Ties to help stake down the tarp so that can’t happen. It works great!6. Keep Our Extra Dog Food Fresh On The RoadIt’s hard enough finding space in the van for our own food. We also travel with roughly 50 pounds of dog food at any given time. We’ve found that the large Gear Ties Mega work perfectly for securing an open bag of dog food without much additional effort. We just roll it up and toss it under our bed. No need to worry about spills or it losing freshness. We use the same Gear Tie over and over again, limiting waste and helping us stay organized.last_img read more

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  • Haitian American Soldiers Give Back to Haiti

    first_imgBy U.S. Coast Guard Commander Ted Kim March 16, 2017 My name is Clerson Micaisse !! I’m a Haitian youth i’m 21 so would like to be in the us army Please How can you help me ? In early September 2016, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Dyna Oscar was busy translating Haitian Creole to English for U.S. Navy doctors and nurses attending patients during the navy hospital ship USNS COMFORT’s visit to Haiti. She had no idea that her career in the U.S. Army would take her to her birth country 20 years later to help the people of Haiti as a proud member of the Security Cooperation Office (SCO) at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. The mission of the SCO-Haiti is to enhance the long-term bilateral security relationship between the United States and Haiti under the direction and guidance from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). Some of the SCO activities include working with the Haitian Coast Guard (HCG) to maintain a fleet of boats and equipment and training and educating HCG officers through international military education. The SCO also manages humanitarian and civic assistance projects as well as serves as the principal U.S. Embassy liaison for U.S. military humanitarian activities. In addition, the SCO plans and executes joint disaster readiness exercises with Haiti civil protection officers through the State Partnership Program. The office is led by a Coast Guard Commander as the senior military officer, who works with a team comprising two Army officers, one Army non-commissioned officer, and one civilian employee. Additionally, three Haitian-Americans joined the mission in Haiti: Major Jean-Jacques Louis, Major Nokens Fleurijean, and SFC Oscar. Maj. Louis reported to SCO-Haiti in November 2016 as the deputy chief of SCO-Haiti. He oversees military operations and coordinates military personnel visits to Haiti. He also manages the Humanitarian Assistance Program, for which he is currently working on several projects related to health and disaster preparedness. He is originally from Trou-Du-Nord, a mid-size town in northeast Haiti. He left Haiti in 1988 and returned in 1994 to support Operation Uphold Democracy, as well as in 2010 to assist with the earthquake recovery efforts. His U.S. Army career spans over 23 years in which he has worked in the fields of international affairs and logistics. His previous embassy assignments include Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Juba, South Sudan; and Georgetown, Guyana. Maj. Fleurijean is the operations officer of SCO-Haiti. In this capacity, he oversees multi-year security assistance funds on the behalf of the Department of State’s International Military Education and Foreign Military Financing programs in Haiti. He is originally from Ile-de-La Gonave and left Haiti when he was 16 years old. Maj. Fleurijean arrived at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti in March 2017. His military career spans over 14 years across the U.S. Air Force and Army as an aircraft maintenance officer and logistics officer. His previous embassy assignment was in Buenos Aires, Argentina. SFC Oscar is the administrative officer responsible for the day-to-day management of SCO-Haiti. Her career spans more than 15 years in the U.S. Army, and she has worked as a specialist in human resources. She is originally from Saint Marc. She left Haiti when she was 12 years old and has been working in the U.S. Embassy in Haiti since August 2014. During her time in the country, SFC Oscar accomplished many tasks: Recently, she worked side-by-side with colleagues from the U.S. Agency for International Development and SOUTHCOM to coordinate the disaster response following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew. In her spare time, she volunteers at a local orphanage and has been a superb role model for young Haitian girls. SCO-Haiti promotes a unique and strong bond of security cooperation and humanitarian assistances between the U.S. Defense Department and Haitian government agencies, particularly, the Haitian National Police, Coast Guard, and Department of Civil Protection. Working with their Haitian counterparts, Maj. Louis, Maj. Fluerijean, and SFC Oscar are making a direct positive impact on the lives of thousands of Haitians. In a larger picture, they help deepen positive relationships between two countries.last_img read more

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  • Crikvenica Tourist Board has published a public call for co-financing of events in 2019

    first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica has published a public call for applications for projects for financial support within the funds of the Plan and work program of the Tourist Board of Crikvenica for 2019.Projects organized by associations, clubs, legal and natural persons registered in the City of Crikvenica, or projects held in the City of Crikvenica will be co-financed. The right to participate in this Public Invitation have legal and natural persons who have settled all obligations to the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica. The public call refers to projects that start and end in 2019 or to a part of long-term projects whose activities take place in that period.Priority in obtaining financial support have projects that:- promote tourism of the City of Crikvenica in the Republic of Croatia and abroad,- have a maintenance date in the pre-season (1.1.2019 – 1.6.2019), or post-season (1.10.2019.31.12.2019.) And thus extend the tourist season,- are implemented in partnership with other associations / institutions, etc.- include funding from several sources,- envisage media representation and monitoring of implementation,- have an international character.Projects are submitted exclusively on the prescribed form, with a description of activities and proof of the legal status of the project holder (copy of the decision of registration of the association, club, copy of the decision of the commercial court or copy of the craft). The deadline for applications is September 30, 2018.Attachment: Public call for applications for projects for financial support within the funds of the Plan and work program of the Tourist Board of Crikvenica for 2019.last_img read more

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  • Hilda Marie Gardner

    first_imgHilda Marie Gardner, 89, of Aurora, IN, passed away at 1:35 PM, Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, IN.  Hilda was born in Wilmington, IN on August 12, 1926, a daughter of the late Thelma (Webb) and James  McCartney. She grew up in Dearborn County and was a 1944 graduate of Aurora High School. Hilda worked at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for over forty years. She was a former member of the Aurora Girl Volunteers. She was the widow of Joseph Elwood “Woody” Gardner.Hilda is  survived by three daughters, Barbara Gulley (Keith), of St. Louis, MO, Carolyn Mathews (William), of Cross Plains, IN and Beverly Gardner (Peter Kurko), of Chicago, IL; by grandchildren: Erin Gulley, Jennifer Gallagher, Michael David Mathews, Jessica Riggs and Shawn Kurko; also by great grandchildren; Lindsey, Damion, Brooklynn, Josephine, Marcella, Elijah, Kaya and Rowan. She was preceded in death by her parents, by husband, “Woody”,  by brothers, Carroll and William McCartney and by a sister, Betty Smith.Funeral services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, May 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Friends are invited to call  Wednesday 11AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Aurora Rescue Unit or the American Lung Association. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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  • Iheanacho at a ‘nice high level’ — Rodgers

    first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is at a “nice high level”, says Brendan Rodgers.The Nigerian is the latest Leicester player to make headlines for his fine displays.After being a bench-warmer for the majority of the season (appeared four time in all competitions), he has grabbed his opportunity with both hands.The 23-year old has scored and assisted in each of his two Premier League appearances – the first of which came against Everton on December 1.Iheanacho really seems to have won over Rodgers if his words are anything to go by.“I thought he was great. He played the role how we wanted him to play. He creates Jamie’s first goal, gets the second one with a good finish,” Rodgers told the Leicester Mercury.“I just think with Kels now that he’s settling in to being a Leicester City player. He’s come in and he was playing second fiddle to Jamie without many appearances.“Probably before when he’s come into games… When you’re not playing so much, sometimes can you force it. You come and try to force the performance.“All I said to him was just work hard in training, that’s all you can do. Don’t worry about being picked or not, that’s the manager’s choice.“But as long as you’re working hard and giving me something to think about, then that’s all you can do. He’s been first class in his training.“You saw him in the cup games, he comes in and he scores. He did it at Everton, came on and made a great impact. It’s just a case of him coming in with confidence. I thought he was very good [against Aston Villa], his hold-up play, his link-up with the midfield. He was excellent.“With any player, if their confidence is low, they don’t play so well. Every single player has confidence. For him, you can see his level is at a nice high level. He just needs to keep working, that’s the key to it.“Well, wow. What life does to you. Most of the Leicester fans had forgotten that Iheanacho was still at the club but look at him now. He’s a hero in the East Midlands.” Tags: EvertonKelechi IheanachoLeicester Citylast_img read more

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  • Jagielka: Palace win a timely one

    first_img Press Association Roberto Martinez’s side had won just once in 13 games across all competitions ahead of a tight and tense 1-0 victory in south London. Romelu Lukaku scored the game’s only goal with less than two minutes on the clock and Everton had to withstand strong Palace pressure with Jagielka hooking Dwight Gayle’s goalbound effort off the line as the Eagles came close to a share of the spoils. “We know we have got a difficult run coming up and as players you cant help to look to the future and know you have to start winning sooner or later. “With the squad that the manager has got here that we shouldn’t be looking over our shoulder but we are not stupid enough to think that we are too good not to.” The defeat was Palace’s first since Alan Pardew was appointed manager at the turn of the year, with the former Newcastle boss having won his opening four games in charge. It was the third time the Eagles have conceded first under the 53-year-old but Pardew insists he will continue to name a side full of attacking intent. “No, same attitude, same application,” he said when asked if changes would be made following his first loss. “Hopefully we can defend the first two minutes better than we did (against Everton) and we can get ourselves a great result, it’s a big game next week (against Leicester). It’s a big week actually. We then have Newcastle on the Wednesday and then the FA Cup. It will be a big week for the football club.” Palace defender Scott Dann also acknowledged that conceding the first goal in games on a regular basis is eventually going to hurt the hopes of positive results. “We can’t keep keep falling behind and giving teams in the Premier League a head start,” he said. “More often or not you can’t get back in the game and that showed here. We need to make sure we stop conceding early goals.” The Eagles announced their fourth signing of the transfer window on Sunday morning as Senegal international defender Pape Souare completed a move from Lille for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old will link up with his new team-mates once a work permit has been awarded and joins Yaya Sanogo, Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi in moving to Selhurst Park in recent weeks. Everton captain Phil Jagielka believes the much-needed win at Crystal Palace on Saturday has come at just the right time for the Toffees. With a Merseyside derby at home to Liverpool coming up next weekend ahead of a trip to Chelsea and a return to Europa League action, Jagielka knows the morale-boosting win at Selhurst Park was something the squad needed. “We have got a win that has been long overdue and hopefully we can go on a run,” the England defender said. “Not many of the boys would have needed a lift going into the derby but it wouldn’t have been nice going into it if we hadn’t have got the win.” Having impressed under Martinez last season, this year has been something of a disappointment thus far but, with 15 Premier League games remaining and a winnable-looking tie against Young Boys in the Europa League, Jagielka feels Everton’s players still have a chance to put that right. “The way things go, especially in football, we tend to build people up very quickly and shoot them down just as quickly,” he said. “That is the same with us. The manager and the players ,we have took a lot of stick but people pay a lot of money to come and see us play. They are allowed their opinion, we understand that and we know that is the nature of the beast. We will keep going for as long as the season goes. “You are superstars if you win, although a 1-0 win doesn’t make us superstars yet. But a victory next week against Liverpool might. “There is still a long way to go in the season, we have got a lot of confidence in this squad but when you are not winning games or picking up three points that gap gets smaller and smaller. last_img read more

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  • The Latest: Copa America postponed until next year

    first_imgHertha general manager Michael Preetz says “it was to be expected that the virus would reach the team sooner or later. The most important thing now is that everyone sticks to the rules.”___10:10 a.m.The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics.Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina. In an open letter on the F1 website, Carey wrote: “We apologize to those fans affected by the cancellation in Australia, as well as the postponement of the other races to date. These decisions are being made … in rapidly changing and evolving circumstances, but we believe they are the right and necessary ones. We also want to extend our thoughts to those already affected, including those in the Formula 1 family.”On Monday, tire provider Pirelli said one of its staff tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment in Melbourne.___11:45 a.m.Soccer in Russia has been suspended until April 10. The Copa America has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.South American soccer body CONMEBOL says the tournament in Colombia and Argentina will be played between June 11 and July 11.CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez says “it is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation, and it answers the fundamental need to avoid an exponential development of the virus.”___10 a.m. The BHA says the decision was taken “to protect essential emergency services and the health and welfare of staff working in the racing industry.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says its “first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff,” while saying it will do its best to support those whose livelihoods depend on what Rust said is a “4 billion pound industry.”___1 p.m.The men’s and women’s European gymnastics championships have been canceled. Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus.Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.___9:55 a.m. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.Churchill Downs officials said Tuesday the race will move from May 2 to Sept. 5, marking the first time in 75 years it won’t be run on the first Saturday in May.The last time the first leg of the Triple Crown wasn’t held on the first Saturday in May was in 1945, when the federal government issued a ban on horse racing because of World War II. The ban was lifted on May 8, and the Derby was held on June 9. The only other year the Derby wasn’t held in May was in 1901, when it was raced on April 29.The date change still must be approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its meeting Thursday.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___2:15 p.m. 10:35 a.m.Hertha Berlin’s players and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus.The Bundesliga club doesn’t say which player was affected.The team had been due to return to training on Tuesday after three days of individual exercise.Hertha doctor Uli Schleicher says “the player complained about the usual symptoms and we immediately separated him from the group. A test then produced a positive result for the virus. All players in our squad must now stay at home for the next two weeks.” ___12:10 p.m.Formula One CEO Chase Carey has apologized to fans for the early part of the series being called of by the coronavirus outbreak.The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne wasn’t canceled last week until teams and drivers forced it. A McLaren team member had tested positive and some drivers had already flown home, but F1 still waited to cancel until just before practices were scheduled to start.The following three races in Bahrain, Vietnam and China have all been postponed. 1:45 p.m.UK Athletics says all clubs and groups should not be training or taking part in competitive races amid the coronavirus outbreak.The guidance follows directives outlined by the British government about limiting social contact.UKA said the suspension also applies to coaching and officiating.___ The Diamond League has called off its first three track meets of the season.The Diamond League was scheduled to start in Qatar next month. Two meets in China in May were to follow. The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time.The season is now tentatively set to begin in Stockholm on May 24.Only one of the three canceled meets has been rescheduled. The event in Shanghai is now set for Aug. 13. The meet in Qatar and the second Chinese meet have been postponed indefinitely but could be restaged after the Diamond League final in September.The 2020 season was supposed to see a shift in how the Diamond League is run with an extended 15-meet season and fewer events at each.center_img March 17, 2020 1:10 p.m.The Spanish soccer league has offered about 500 coronavirus tests for its clubs.The tests have been distributed prioritizing teams that traveled to risk areas or already have players infected.Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay on Sunday became the first Spanish league player infected with the virus.The distribution of tests began last Thursday as part of the league’s actions to support its clubs during the pandemic. 1:40 p.m.The Kontinental Hockey League and the VTB United League in basketball have suspended play.Both leagues say they will stop until at least April 10.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It had previously said it would pause for a week to draw up a new playoff format. It’s been left with six Russian teams in an eight-team bracket after Finnish team Jokerit and Kazakh team Barys withdrew.___ The Russian league was the best attended sports competition still operating in Europe last weekend with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games.The Russian Football Union says its board agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting Tuesday.That follows a wave of tighter restrictions on public gatherings and events across Russia and a decision by CSKA Moscow to cancel its upcoming game against Zenit St. Petersburg.Fans made ironic references to the virus outbreak at games last week. Fans of Zenit chanted “we’re all going to die” on Saturday and CSKA supporters displayed a banner on Sunday with the club crest and the message: “This virus is inside me. I’m its carrier.”___ The Latest: Copa America postponed until next year ___1:05 p.m.All horse racing in Britain will be suspended starting Wednesday.It was the last remaining major sport to be continuing in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.But the British Horseracing Authority says the race meetings in Wetherby and Taunton — being staged without fans on Tuesday — will be last until the end of April. The European Gymnastics Union says it tried to find ways to keep its events going despite the spread of the coronavirus but found it impossible because of government restrictions and travel bans.The events offered Olympic qualifying spots.The women’s championships were due to be held in Paris from April 30-May 3, and the men’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 27-31.Also called off are European rhythmic gymnastics championships in Ukraine and the European trampoline championship in Sweden, both in May.The UEG says it hopes the events can be rescheduled for the second half of the year. Associated Press China has already resumed a partial track and field schedule after the virus outbreak subsided. It was supposed to host the world indoor championships this month in Nanjing but that event was moved to 2021.___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 6last_img read more

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  • UW attempts rebound against OSU

    first_imgThe UW men’s soccer team’s scoring saga will continue Sunday as the Badgers open the Big Ten season at home against Ohio State.The question all year — and more specifically on their latest three-game losing streak — has been one of finding a solid, consistent scorer to win games. The Badgers have found the back of the net 10 times in nine games this season, but have posted just two goals in their last four games. Wisconsin possesses no player with more than two goals on the year, and the scoring issue was never more apparent than in Wednesday’s game with Northern Illinois — a 1-0 UW loss.”We just had to finish our chances,” sophomore midfielder Erik Ortega said. “We had some chances — we could’ve won that game 3-1.”Instead, they ended up on the losing end of a shutout for the second-straight game.While a three-game skid can get a team down, and it looked as if that was the case Wednesday night, the Badgers are going to need to keep their head up and turn things around for the start of the Big Ten season.”Maybe guys were struggling off the weekend … but that’s no excuse. Maybe it was a confidence issue,” Ortega said. “We just have to put this behind us and concentrate on practice and training and focus on Sunday.”The Buckeyes are led by sophomore forward Xavier Balc, who has notched four goals in seven games thus far. OSU has also received steady play from goalkeeper Ray Burse. The senior has allowed just six goals in eight games this season and already has posted three shutouts.But Ohio State may also be looking to turn things around. The Buckeyes started off the season hot, but are also in the midst of a three-game winless streak, going 0-2-1 over that span. They will, however, get a chance to end their skid when they play at Akron Friday.Burse will face a formidable foe in UW goalkeeper Jake Settle on the other end of the field. The junior battled back from a concussion last weekend in Seattle to allow just one goal — which deflected off of his own teammate — in Wednesday’s game.”He’s had a good start to this season. He’s done really, really well,” UW head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “We’re going to need Jake to come up big, especially Sunday. Ohio State is a very good team and they’re going to test him.”Settle has a .820 save percentage and one shutout in eight contests this year.But the question, undoubtedly, will be who gets the job done on the offensive attack if the Badgers want to emerge victorious.”I just think we have to get better in the attacking third, and we’ll start scoring some goals,” Rohrman said.It is often said that, for a team to win, it just needs to come out with the right mentality. The Badgers did not have that mentality Wednesday, and will look for some leadership to spark the team into coming out with the right attitude.”I definitely need to step up the leadership role,” team captain Aaron Hohlbein said. “I guess I haven’t been doing as good a job as I should be. I’ve just got to talk to everybody and make sure they get focused and realize that Sunday is a must-win game.”If Hohlbein can ensure that his team takes on the same mindset, the team will give itself an opportunity to start the conference season off on the right foot.”I think we rest, we rehab, we re-energize, and we kind of refocus a little bit and come out Friday and Saturday training with the right mentality and right attitude and come in Sunday knowing we have to win that game.”last_img read more

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  • Dressel Grabs Seventh Gold to Equal Phelps Record

    first_imgU.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel equalled compatriot Michael Phelps’s record of seven gold medals at a single World Championships yesterday.Dressel secured his record-equalling feat as the United States won gold in the men’s 4×100 metres medley relay, in which he swam the butterfly leg.The 20-year-old had previously won individual gold medals in the men’s 50m and 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly, as well as in the men’s 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle and 4x100m mixed medley relays.Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, won seven gold medals at the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia 10 years ago.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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