S. Korea says kids with suspected COVID-19 syndrome had another disease

first_imgTopics : The symptoms of MIS-C are similar to toxic shock and Kawasaki disease, including fever, rashes, swollen glands and in severe cases, heart inflammation.KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong said the investigation showed that both the two patients, an 11-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, had suffered Kawasaki disease and shock syndrome.Both children tested negative for the coronavirus and were released from hospital after receiving treatment, she said.”After consulting an expert panel, we determined that neither of the two cases correspond to MIS-C,” Jeong told a briefing. Two children suspected to be South Korea’s first cases of a life-threatening syndrome linked with the coronavirus were found to have contracted Kawasaki disease, a similar but separate infection, health authorities said on Wednesday.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said last week it had launched an investigation into two suspected cases of the “Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children” (MIS-C).Officially called “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19”, MIS-C cases have been reported in France, Italy, Spain and Britain and the United States, where more than 100 cases were found in the state of New York.center_img “We’re also examining a third suspected case that has been reported, though chances are low that it is MIS-C.”The syndrome has raised fears that COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, could pose a greater risk to children than had been understood. COVID-19 so far has taken its greatest toll on the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.Kim Ye-jin, a professor at Sungkyunkwan University’s medical school who consulted the KCDC, said the expert panel is conducting research as the link between MIS-C and COVID-19 has not been clearly established globally.last_img read more

Ilkay Gundogan ‘surprised’ by Unai Emery’s decision to drop Mesut Ozil for Arsenal

first_imgMesut Ozil has been sparingly used by Emery this season (Getty Images)‘It looks a bit more elegant and slow, but believe me it’s so difficult to defend against these kind of players. They make everything look so easy and I think sometimes you forget to appreciate these kind of things.‘Obviously we always watch games and, even me, we always think we know better. But on the pitch it’s always a different story.‘A player like him, with his huge talent, I don’t think it just surprises just me, but a lot of people, that he doesn’t play regularly. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Feb 2019 11:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link742Shares Advertisement Ilkay Gundogan ‘surprised’ by Unai Emery’s decision to drop Mesut Ozil for Arsenalcenter_img Comment Unai Emery has often left out Mesut Ozil for ‘tactical reasons’ (Getty Images)Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan admits he has been surprised by Unai Emery’s decision to constantly drop Mesut Ozil for Arsenal this season.Ozil, who is Arsenal’s highest earner on £350,000 a week, has started only 14 games in all competitions this season and has often been left out of the squad due to ‘tactical reasons’ by Emery.But Gundogan, who played alongside Ozil for Germany’s national team, believes the decision is an oversight because of how influential the midfielder can be.‘I think people always criticise Mesut because they think his attitude on the pitch is not a good one, that he doesn’t care that much,’ Gundogan told Sport360.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘But I think people just struggle to accept that you can have the more emotional kind of players, the more aggressive ones and you have players like him, you know, that need maybe this calmness for their game. Ilkay Gundogan insists Ozil is difficult to defend against (Getty Images)‘Of course I have sympathy for him. Also, because I know the more regularly you play, the easier it is because you have the rhythm and just keep going and you don’t think about certain things too much.‘My experience from the last couple of years at City is that you get your game time and then the next few games there’s always someone coming in with similar quality, ridiculous quality, and our manager in these kind of cases has a very tough job.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He always has to choose who to pick and try to divide game time throughout the whole squad.‘That’s a very tough thing to do. In a team like Manchester City, Arsenal, and other big clubs, it’s quite difficult just to have the same 11 players starting every week‘From my own experience, the more you play, back-to-back games, the better you feel, with more self confidence and rhythm.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Guiding the way

first_imgA SIX-MONTH trial of an electronic way-finding system to assist blind and partially-sighted passengers was launched at London Underground’s Golders Green station on July 17. The REACT system developed by GEC Marconi has been installed by the Joint Mobility Unit of the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, in co-operation with London Transport’s Unit for Disabled Passengers. A grant from The Bridge House Estates Trust Fund has been topped up by LT. Using the radio frequencies, REACT beacons trigger verbal warnings from a small device when the holder approaches obstacles. The system can also be used to direct visually-impaired passengers to ticket offices and station platforms, and help them locate doors, stairs and other station facilities. An infra-red system known as Pathfinder is being tested at Hammersmith station. olast_img read more

EC sustainable finance action plan ‘is important’ for pension funds

first_imgSource: Source: EC – Audiovisual Service. Photo: Thierry MonasseCommission vice presidents Valdis Dombrovskis (l) and Jyrki Katainen present the sustainable finance action plan at a press conferenceFollowing recommendations made by the High Level Expert Group (HLEG), the Commission has said it would table a legislative proposal to “clarify” investors’ duties with regard to sustainability. This is subject to the outcome of an impact assessment by the Commission, however.It is not clear if the impact assessment is still ongoing, although it closed for feedback in December. In connection with the assessment, the Commission last year carried out a public consultation on investors’ duties with regard to sustainability. This closed at the end of January.PensionsEurope said the Commission’s action plan foresaw a revision to the IORP II Directive to amend investor duty. The HLEG had suggested the Commission could propose “omnibus” legislation, which would amend various existing EU laws in one go.Matthies Verstegen, policy adviser at PensionsEurope, told IPE that the association had to adapt to the fact that Commission action on investor duties’ with regard to sustainability was now a reality.“We still would prefer to see the ESG measures in IORP II transposed and implemented first, but as the Commission is going ahead we have to look at the details and make it work,” he said.IORP II is the EU’s revised pension fund legislation, which EU member states have to turn into national law by January next year. It contains provisions related to pension funds’ consideration of ESG factors.About the Commission’s action plan, PensionsEurope’s Leppälä said: “The Commission… wants pension funds to incorporate ESG factors in investment decision-making as part of a review of the fiduciary duty, so pension fund board members should expect to give even more consideration to the topic in the future.“At the same time, the EU proposals should remain sufficiently flexible not to upset the role of trustees or social partners. Pension funds’ main purpose will continue to be serving the best interests of their members and to delivering adequate pensions at low costs.”European pension funds employed a wide variety of responsible investment strategies already employed by pension funds, depending on national traditions, the type and size of the fund, the position of the sponsoring company and the role of the social partners, noted PensionsEurope.Verstegen suggested the association would pay close attention to any proposals about pension funds incorporating beneficiaries’ views on ESG matters into their investment decision-making.“There should be sufficient flexibility in finding out members’ preferences, for example through representative bodies or directly,” he told IPE. “It is also not yet clear how pension funds should weigh these preferences against the traditional duty to act in the member’s best interest.”The Commission’s action plan did not speak about pension funds needing to consult members on sustainability and take these views into account. The HLEG, upon whose recommendations the Commission’s action plan is built, did, however, and linked this with its recommendation for investors’ duties with regard to sustainability to be made clear.PRI: Action Plan ‘an opportunity’The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) welcomed the Commission’s action plan. Nathan Fabian, director of policy and research at the PRI, said: “From the PRI’s perspective, ESG integration and supportive policy environments must go hand in hand.“It is time for a comprehensive and far-sighted response from policy makers and that is what the Commission appears to be delivering.”Fabian encouraged all PRI signatories to see the Action Plan as an opportunity to improve the functioning and performance of the financial system in the sustainable service of its beneficiaries and savers.“We see sustainability as a financial system imperative,” said Fabian.Fabian was a member of the HLEG that advised the Commission on its sustainable finance strategy.The PRI previously carried out a study of global regulation, concluding that it sent weak signals about ESG and gave the impression stewardship and ESG integration were optional.The language around ESG in the IORP II legislation has been described as inconsistent. In some cases provisions are voluntary or only imposed where ESG factors are already considered, but in several instances ESG-related provisions are mandatory.Francois Barker, partner at law firm Eversheds, has previously said that the law amounted to an “upping of the ante that we haven’t seen before” on ESG. The association – an umbrella organisation for national pension fund associations in Europe – would have preferred a different outcome on the topic of investor duties, however. The European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan “is important” for pension funds, setting forth helpful but also potentially problematic measures, according to PensionsEurope.The association said many of the measures would be beneficial for institutional investors.They would improve the scope of sustainable investments and expand the amount of information available to institutional investors on environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of investments, it noted.Matti Leppälä, secretary general of PensionsEurope, said: “[The] Action Plan signals political commitment to an ambitious agenda for a more sustainable financial system. As its end-users, pension funds look forward to those actions that will bolster their responsible investments.”last_img read more

Southerners head north

first_imgCorey, Wil, Cooper and Teresa Hope. TOWNSVILLE builder Martin Locke says the Far North’s laid back lifestyle is drawing many families here.The Martin Locke Homes boss said he had noticed an influx in clients moving their families to Townsville, with five recent “lifestyle change” builds in Eden Park Estate alone.Two of those builds, were in the same street with both families moving here from Sydney, an occurrence not experienced in the company’s eight-year history.“It’s an interesting situation to be building for two families at the same time, in the same estate, in the same street, with the same idea of completing a lifestyle change from Sydney to Townsville,” Mr Locke said.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 2020“Such was the commitment and level of trust between our team and both families, that we were able to complete the majority of their designs, colour choices and constructions while the clients still lived interstate.“We’re currently also building another home just around the corner for a couple who has relocated from Brisbane. We have just handed over the keys to a couple who have moved from Mackay and we have recently signed a new client moving from Ingham too – all in Eden Park Estate.”The Hope family are making the move north from interstate for the slower-paced lifestyle.The Hopes lived interstate for the duration of their build and mum Teresa even attended handover day via a FaceTime call. They will move in permanently just in time to spend their first Christmas in Townsville.“For us the timing was right with the ages of our children and where they are at school and also for where we are in our careers,” Mrs Hope said. “It was really the change of pace and lifestyle that attracted us to Townsville.“It’s just beautiful up here and we now have a house that will function for us going forward. Because MLH builds their homes to cater for generational change, whether it’s older parents that live with us one day or it’s just us becoming old and needing to get around easier, we know this home will allow for what life brings.”last_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgSubsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (October 21 – October 28). McDermott Secures $1.7B Funding Saipem Back in Black Neptune Shareholders Approve Acquisition by MMA Offshorecenter_img DOF in New Deals for Skandi Seven and Skandi Skansen in Africa Equinor Starts Sverdrup – Mongstad Oil Flowslast_img

Stanford’s victims get their day in court today

first_img 50 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Stanford’s victims get their day in court today by: – June 14, 2012 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Stanford’s victims get their day in court today.HOUSTON, Texas, United States, Thursday June 14, 2012 – When convicted criminal financier Robert Allen Stanford attends court today to hear the outcome of his sentencing it will likely be in front of scores of his former clients who saw their savings drained thanks to his ponzi scheme.This is thanks to the United States Justice for All Act of 2004, which states that crime victims have a right to be “reasonably heard” at any public proceeding in the district court involving sentencing.Anyone who suffered losses as a result of the crimes committed by Stanford were informed that they had a right to submit a Victim Impact Statement or letter in aid of sentencing to explain how the crimes affected them, including physical, emotional and/or financial losses.However, in this case, given the thousands of alleged victims across the world, according to a statement by the US Department of Justice, the court decided that it would be impractical to accord all of the victims the right to be heard at sentencing, therefore victims were encouraged to send a written statement to the presiding judge, United States District Judge David Hittner, by June 1.According to the Coalición Víctimas de Stanford América Latina (COVISAL), there are at least 23,597 non-US victims on record, who represent more than 84% of Stanford’s victims.  Estimates by the Stanford International Victims Group are that there were as many as 30,000 clients of the Antigua-based financial services company in the latter heights of the two decades old business.Still, the request for written statements does not rule out intervention by those victims who wish to attend the sentencing hearing in person.Those who wished to deliver their Victim Impact Statement in person were asked to contact Ellen Alexander with the United States Clerk’s Office, also by June 1.Again, due to the number of victims in this case, the court said it could not guarantee that every victim who wished to speak would get an opportunity to do so and, depending on the number of victims who wished to speak, those who were allowed to attend might find their speaking time limited.Despite a gag order being in place for all victims and witnesses associated with the trial, the court has stated that the verbal statements made today by the victims would be made in open court and would become a matter of public record.Sentencing has been set for this morning (June 14) before Judge Hittner. Stanford faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years for the count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, each count of wire and mail fraud, and the count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and five years for the count of conspiracy to obstruct an US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation and the count of obstruction of an SEC investigation.This sentencing hearing comes as a result of Standford’s March 6, 2012, conviction. At that time, Stanford, the former Board of Directors Chairman of Stanford International Bank (SIB), was found guilty of orchestrating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated $7 billion to finance his personal businesses and lifestyle.Following a six-week trial, the jury found Stanford guilty on 13 of 14 counts in the indictment. Stanford was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud, five counts of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to obstruct a U.S. SEC investigation, one count of obstruction of an SEC investigation and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Stanford was acquitted on one count of wire fraud.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Bluebirds cancel sunshine break

first_img As well as Spurs, 19th-placed Cardiff face the daunting challenges of Liverpool and Everton, as well as a basement scrap with Fulham, in their next four games. The former Manchester United forward believes “loads of improvement” is needed to get any points from that quartet, “especially inside the two boxes, because you need to score goals to win games in football and not concede soft, easy goals”. He added: “We have to say, first half, they had two attacks (and) scored two goals.” Despite the bitter disappointment of losing so heavily to another bottom-half club – a defeat that leaves the Bluebirds three points and at least nine goals from safety – Solskjaer is confident they can get the five wins in 11 he believes should be enough to survive in the Premier League. “I still think so,” added the former Molde boss. “We need five wins. We need to find that fifth win that we were hoping was going to be today. “That means we have to get a win from maybe an away game we didn’t expect to. How often have we seen that in the Premier League, that there’s a surprise result? “All you can say is these lads, knowing the character of them; they will roll their sleeves up and work as hard as they can to get the points we need. The Norwegian had been planning to take the relegation-threatened Bluebirds out to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to sharpen up ahead of their trip to fifth-placed Tottenham at White Hart Lane in a week’s time. But after watching his charges thrashed by the Tigers, suffering their biggest home defeat since losing 4-0 to Cambridge United in April 2000, Solskjaer confirmed he had changed his mind in favour of some intensive preparation in wintry Wales. “They’re never, ever going to lay down and give up. They have been knocked down, but luckily they’ve not landed face down. They’ve landed on their back and that way they can look up. “That’s the only way that we’re going to get out of this – work hard, work together, stick together and do the right things at the right time. At times, players wanted to do a little bit too much and that’s good. “You want that enthusiasm to want to make a difference and want to make an impression, but do your job. The enthusiasm was there, the effort was there, but the decision-making wasn’t the best.” Cardiff had plenty of chances against the Tigers, but for the third Premier League game in a row, they drew a blank. The visitors were happy to soak up the pressure and repeatedly hit them on the break. A brace from recent signing Nikica Jelavic and goals from Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore – on loan from Spurs – gave Steve Bruce’s men their biggest away win in the top flight. Bruce, who like Solskjaer was a hero at Old Trafford during his playing career, wished his counterpart all the best. He said: “I’m delighted that somebody like Ole, for a start, has gone into management and if we’re not careful – I keep saying this, week in week out – we’re going to discourage people like Ole Gunnar. “He’s had a wonderful playing career and wants to stay in the game. He’s an enthusiast of the game. You’ve got to give him time and let him manage. “That goes for everybody. When you see the ridiculous turnover of managers that we have repeatedly in this country, it’s ridiculous, and if we’re not careful we’re going to turn people away.” Press Association Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cancelled his players’ warm-weather training trip to Abu Dhabi following the 4-0 defeat at home to Hull on Saturday.last_img read more

Hamilton Shows Class in Brazilian Grand Prix

first_imgRosberg takes a 12-point lead to the Yas Marina circuit and to clinch his first world title needs to finish only third there even if Hamilton wins.Statistically, there is not much to choose between the two Mercedes drivers this season – they have nine wins each; Hamilton has 11 poles and Rosberg eight.But on days like Sunday in Brazil, there is no doubt who is the great driver and who the very good one.Hamilton was in a league of his own in conditions of extreme difficulty, untouchable even by an inspired Max Verstappen. The world champion was the only driver the television cameras did not catch making a mistake of one sort or another, all while driving at a speed beyond the reach of his rivals.Rosberg drove a very solid race, and survived one scary moment when he very nearly stuck the car in the wall accelerating through the kinks early in the pit straight.Had he not held that, the race would have seen the big turnaround in points that Hamilton needed to get properly back into the title race. As it is, he will almost certainly need a mechanical problem on Rosberg’s car in Abu Dhabi to win a fourth world title.When Hamilton gets over the immediate euphoria of finally winning the Brazilian Grand Prix, where his childhood hero Ayrton Senna was held as some sort of demigod by the local populace, he may curse the fact that the crazy race he needed finally arrived but Rosberg managed to negotiate his way through it.But for now, Hamilton will doubtless be revelling in his superiority. Adding up the gaps he built over Rosberg in this staccato race that veered between tedium and extreme drama, it comes to 36 seconds in total. Or half a second a lap on average. His real advantage was possibly even bigger than that, at least if we are to judge by the 18.5-second lead he established in the 15 racing laps before the final safety car period.“It’s never easy but I didn’t have any mistakes for sure,” Hamilton said. “When you make mistakes it really hurts and I was more focused than ever and there was never going to be a moment I made a mistake.“To win this, it has been a grand prix I have always wanted to win since I watched Ayrton win here in 1991. It has taken me a long time to get here and it is a historic day for me. To stand on the podium in Brazil where Ayrton was so loved was really special.”On days like this, it is in some ways hard to believe that Rosberg, not Hamilton, is likely to be world champion this year.This is, in large part, down to the off-set in the reliability records between the two. While Hamilton has had three engine failures affect his points total, including the one while he was leading in Malaysia which will probably turn out to be fatal to his title hopes, Rosberg’s season has been virtually trouble-free.The German’s only technical problems have been a gearbox glitch in Silverstone that ended up dropping him from second to third and a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change in Austria, which ended up hurting him not at all the way the strategy played out.Rosberg’s only non-finish was as a result of the crash he and Hamilton had together on the first lap in Spain, which took them both out.Hamilton pointed this out after the race for the umpteenth time this year. He also pointed out on Saturday that his 11-8 pole advantage over Rosberg comes even though he has not actually competed in three qualifying sessions because of those engine problems.“I feel like I have been my strongest this year,” Hamilton told BBC Sport after the race. “There were a couple of things that really got in the way.“Nico has finished every race this year apart from Barcelona, has qualified every qualifying session and three I was not even able to take part in.“The fact we have had these problems and we have really pulled together, I am so proud of everyone. It is what racing is about and I am just enjoying the moment and living on top of the world right now.”And yet there are some things that Hamilton may rue when he looks back on and analyses 2016 after the end of the season.While reliability has definitely cost him the championship lead, it is also true to say that his position is partly of his own making.Two races stand out for the wrong reasons for Hamilton this year. He drove erratically in qualifying in Baku, where he was stunningly fast but eventually crashed after making a series of mistakes. And he had an uncharacteristically poor weekend in Singapore, where people close to him say he “just didn’t turn up”.With better performances on those two street tracks, he would be potentially going to Abu Dhabi with at the very least the knowledge that a win would make him champion, and perhaps even with a points lead.Just like reliability problems, though, these things tend to be part of the game in F1 and drivers have to live with them.If Hamilton was sublime in the lead, there was an equally stellar drive from Max VerstappenThe Dutchman was scintillating from the start, quickly grabbing third from Kimi Raikkonen when racing got under way and then pressuring Rosberg until passing him mid-race after a restart with a superb move around the outside of Turn Three.Having built a three-second lead in five laps, Verstappen then lost control accelerating through the kinks on the pit straight but somehow caught the car, kept it out of the wall and got going again without even losing second place.Verstappen said it was “50-50” between skill and luck. Perhaps, but it was a remarkable piece of car control all the same.He could do nothing about Hamilton in the lead but was on a separate level from anyone else and was on course for a comfortable second when Red Bull decided to switch him to intermediates in the second half of the race.It was worth a gamble – the track was drying, team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was setting fastest sector times on his intermediates and Red Bull felt it might even give Verstappen a chance to challenge Hamilton.It backfired a few laps later when the rain intensified and Verstappen had to come back in under the safety car for Felipe Massa’s crash to fit extreme wet tyres.It cost him second but was the start of a quite brilliant last 16 laps, during which Verstappen climbed from 14th to third and made everyone but Hamilton – including Ricciardo, who was making pretty strong progress himself – look ordinary.Team boss Christian Horner described his drive as “very special” and likened it to Ayrton Senna’s famous breakthrough drive in Monaco in 1984.There has been a fair bit of hyperbole about Verstappen since he made his F1 debut last year, but that was not part of it.It was already clear that Verstappen was a special talent. Sunday suggested that he may soon join Hamilton in rarefied air among the very select few in the pantheon of the greatest of all time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “Not too bad, huh?” Lewis Hamilton said on the podium after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix last Sunday. You can say that again.The 52nd victory of the Mercedes driver’s career kept the title fight alive for a final-race showdown in Abu Dhabi in two weeks’ time. Rosberg will start that race as a strong favourite to become world champion. But a chaotic, crash-strewn race at a treacherously wet Interlagos emphasised the gulf between the two men.last_img read more

Syracuse bounces back from tough Sunday loss to dispatch UNC, 3-0

first_imgEarly in Friday’s second set, North Carolina tied it 4-4 as an apparent miscommunication between Syracuse’s Polina Shemanova and Ella Saada resulted in the ball falling to the ground between them. SU head coach Leonid Yelin put a hand to his face and turned away in disgust. Simple errors such as those played a role in Syracuse’s 3-2 defeat to Florida State last Sunday where the Orange had blown a 2-0 set lead.However, despite Syracuse’s struggles that allowed UNC  (5-13, 1-8 Atlantic Coast) to play them close in each set, the Orange (11-6, 7-2) were able to bounce back from Sunday’s loss and win in straight sets, 3-0, on Friday night in the Women’s Building. “After our loss last weekend we kind of realized that more energy, more effort is something that we can put into the team” senior Jalissa Trotter said. “…We realized they were hustling so we had to go above their hustle. We had to match it and then move forward. I think it’s really important that we push forward from here on out so we don’t feel that same loss again.”After Shemanova dominated in kills with 30 on Sunday, Syracuse found more variety in their offensive attack Friday. The Orange had five players record six or more kills, led by Shemanova with 16, Saada with eight and Trotter, Amber Witherspoon and Santita Ebangwese all with six.Witherspoon also collected six total blocks on the night, helping Syracuse out block North Carolina, 9-5. Syracuse also out hit UNC, .365 to .155. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite those statistical gaps, UNC was able to remain very competitive throughout. The Tar Heels came closest to winning a set in the first, down only 23-22 to SU. Despite the late push, Syracuse was able to finish strong, winning 25-23 on a Yuliia Yastrub kill down the line.“In any game, especially volleyball, it can go either way at any time,” Yelin said. “We were able to step up and it was a couple of crucial situations where we were digging and blocking and had good swings.”UNC remained close in the second set, too, until Syracuse rode a 6-1 run to make it 24-16. The Orange had little trouble winning the set from there, ultimately taking it 25-18. In the third set, however, SU couldn’t quite pull away and was up only 23-22 once again. But a Witherspoon kill followed by an attacking error by UNC resulted in the game’s end. It was a much more satisfying ending for the Orange than that of Sunday’s game.“I think the best mentality to have is just next game,” Witherspoon said. “We learn from our mistakes and then we focus on the next game. We do have a bigger goal after the season is over. As long as we learn from those types of games, we watch film, we practice like we want to win the next game, we’re going to be okay with our goal. I think it’s all just learning.”Part of the reason Yelin said his team was able to bounce back so well was because the players may not have been as intimidated by UNC’s record. The hardest part of the preparation for this weekend was recovering mentally from the Florida State loss, Yelin said.Yelin knew it was one the Orange wouldn’t be able to get back. But he also knew his team couldn’t let that loss keep them down.“I always think if you play hard, something sooner or later good things will happen,” Yelin said. “That’s all we’re asking them. I said no guarantees. We’re gonna play so hard, I can’t guarantee we win. But in the long run, I can guarantee it’s gonna be a good season.”The win marked Yelin’s 100th as head coach at Syracuse.“Today?” Yelin asked upon being told by a reporter. He said if he was told 30 years ago he would be jumping up and down. But now, he has other goals in mind.“I would trade all my wins for just one season to take this school in the (postseason),” Yelin said. Comments Published on October 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more