The Georgia Special: Long Island Iced Tea’s Southern Cousin

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s safe to say most Long Islanders are familiar with Long Island Iced Tea (LIIT), but they’re likely not as acquainted with its not-so-distant Southern cousin, The Georgia Special.Both cocktails are known for being extra strong, but only one has made it onto the cocktail list at Charlotte’s Speakeasy, which has been making a name for itself in the speakeasy community on LI and beyond. The Georgia Special pulls inspiration from LIIT’s best characteristics and strengthens its faults.“It’s on the sweeter side,” says Matthew Zeiss, bar manager at Charlotte’s Speakeasy, which can be found underneath Charlotte’s Frozen Yogurt on Main Street in Farmingdale and requires a password for patrons to gain entry. “It’s refreshing. It’s also very dangerous. It’s one of those drinks that you don’t realize how much liquor’s in there because it tastes very good; it tastes like juice.”The drink was inspired by Robert Butt, who invented the Island’s most famous beverage at the Oak Beach Inn in the early 1970s. But Zeiss, who doesn’t particularly like the taste of LITT, which has five types of liquors, began floating ideas around and mixing ingredients in the hope of concocting his own potent cocktail — one that according to him would “taste good right off the bat.”The essence of The Georgia Special, also known to many as Zeiss Tea (a nod to LIIT and Zeiss) is peach, a flavor that “goes with a lot of liquor,” he adds.“I first developed The Georgia Special about four years ago,” Zeiss says. “Originally it had a brand of peach whiskey in it, however, it occurred to me to make a recipe that uses more common speedrack ingredients like Robert Butt’s Long Island Iced Tea to allow it to be made just about anywhere. I then switched out the peach whiskey for Captain Morgan Spiced Rum.”After the bar manager found the right ingredient mix for the drink, he gave the cocktail its name, which he derived from the simple fact that Georgia’s known to many for its peaches. The Georgia Peach was already taken, so he improvised.“The only hiccup in the recipe was adjusting the color to be more peachy than the yellow and browns that make up the main ingredients,” Zeiss notes. “I added the splash of cranberry to not only offset the sweet with a little tart but to also turn the color into a more pink/peach hue.”Served over ice in a Collins glass, The Georgia Special is made up of Captain Morgan, Southern Comfort, Apricot Brandy, Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, orange juice and a splash of cranberry juice. For the finale, it’s garnished with a peach when the fruit is in season. He uses oranges when peaches aren’t available.The Georgia Special will give imbibers looking to get the party started early on in the night an extra kick almost immediately.Guest feedback is often “‘This is dangerous,’ simply because it’s so disguised by its taste that you forget how potent it can be,” Zeiss says.Charlotte’s Speakeasy is located at 294 Main St. in Farmingdale. It can be reached at 516-586-8530 or charlottesspeakeasy.comlast_img read more

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How will credit unions help shape the future?

first_imgMore than 5,000 credit unions serve millions of Americans with affordable, convenient financial products and services, according to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Key trends impacting these important not-for-profit banking institutions were discussed by credit union leaders, political, media and business advocates at last week’s annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington D.C., the credit union industry’s largest advocacy event. Here, we highlight three major trends to come out of GAC.Trend #1: Members crave innovationCredit union leaders shared their #CUdifference over social media during GAC by highlighting programs and initiatives that cater to their unique membership bases. CUNA (Credit Union National Association) President and CEO Jim Nussle addressed in his keynote the need to amplify the credit union movement while also remaining relevant in an ever-changing marketplace[1]. Top of mind were consumer preferences like digital payment options, including contactless payments.Credit unions are helping to lead the industry’s shift toward tapping to pay at checkout. The benefits of issuing contactless cards, such as offering members a fast, easy and secure way to pay while helping credit unions differentiate their product offering, are clear. But ultimately, member preference will drive the decision to offer contactless cards. A top indicator of where that preference is headed: 78 of the top 100 Visa merchants (by transactions) in the United States already offer the ability to tap to pay at checkout, which means now is a good time for credit unions to consider their strategy for issuing contactless cards. In fact, Visa expects more than 100 million Visa contactless cards to be issued in the U.S. by the end of 2019. To start, credit unions should think holistically about issuance, education and marketing strategies that will increase member awareness and foster education of contactless payments in your local communities. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Clinton, Trump Spar at 1st Presidential Debate at Hofstra

first_imgAt no point were the differences between the two candidates more stark than when they discussed their policy plans. For example, Clinton said she backed alternatives to incarceration and doing away with minimum mandatory sentencing, among other ideas, to reverse systemic racism in the criminal justice system. Trump, on the other hand, said he would restore the controversial “stop-and-frisk” policies in New York City, which Holt noted were struck down as unconstitutional. Trump claimed that ruling would have been overturned if the city had appealed.While the exchanges were often testy, the gloves really came off when Holt asked Trump about his tax returns. Trump, who maintained he can’t release them because he’s being audited, said he will do that “once she releases her 33,000 emails.” Clinton apologized for her role in using a private email server when she was Secretary of State and said it was a mistake, but asserted that Trump’s real reason for not releasing his tax returns is they will show that he’s neither as rich as he publicly claims, nor as charitable.“She talked to the American people about jobs, about having prosperity that is shared across the spectrum.” – Donna Brazile, acting DNC chairwomanFor all the tit-for-tat, there were also a few moments of levity and agreement. Trump said he agrees with Clinton’s call for barring those on the no-fly list from buying guns as well as the need for child care reform. Trump sparked laughs when he alluded to a 400-lb. hacker sitting on his bed somewhere and Clinton got chuckles when she urged fact-checkers to get to work on Trump’s debate claims.But those moments were fleeting. In a stunning denunciation, Clinton called Trump racist for challenging the citizenship of America’s first black president.“He tried to put the whole racist birther lie to bed. But it can’t be dismissed that easily,” Clinton said. “He has really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen. There was absolutely no evidence for it, but he persisted—he persisted year after year because some of his supporters, people that he was trying to bring into his fold, apparently believed it or wanted to believe it.”Trump, as Holt noted, did not cease questioning Obama’s citizenship after the president produced his birth certificate in 2011—but continued even into the presidential primary.“He has a long record of engaging in racist behavior, and the birther lie was a very hurtful one,” Clinton said, referring to two Justice Department probes into Trump’s alleged racial discrimination in his real estate business in the ’70s.Trump claimed it was Clinton’s camp who started digging into Obama’s past during the 2008 primary. Holt reiterated that it was him.The debate kicked off with questions about how each candidate would move the economy further. Clinton said it was vital to build an economy that “works for everybody, not just those on top.” She would do that by investing in infrastructure, manufacturing, technological innovations and clean renewable energy.That’s when Trump pounced, criticizing her past support for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and her husband’s implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump contested that other nations, mainly China and Mexico, are stealing American jobs and companies.Of China, he said: “They’re using our country as a piggy bank to rebuild” their economy.“He was presidential but he was also tough.” – Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford)Trump, who has made trade deals a central issue of his campaign, said his plan to reduce taxes on the wealthy would lead to more jobs.Trump, the self-proclaimed “Law and Order” candidate, demurred when asked about what he’d do about homegrown terror. Instead he placed the blame of ISIS’ rise in the Middle East on Clinton and Obama for creating a power “vacuum” by pulling American troops out of Iraq.Clinton shrugged off the criticism as untrue, claiming it was President George W. Bush who had agreed to the date in which troops would be pulled out, and the Iraqi government wouldn’t relent upon their insistence the American soldiers leave the country.Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) said afterward in the spin room at Hofstra that he was pleased with Trump’s performance, adding that he thought the billionaire looked presidential.“To me, he conducted himself extremely well tonight,” King said. “He was presidential but he was also tough.”Unsurprisingly, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus proclaimed Trump the winner.“I think Donald Trump did a great job,” he said, adding that the American people want to “pick the change candidate and want to see the next president of the United States on stage, and I think that’s what they saw.”Acting Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said Clinton was effective in speaking directly to the American people.“I thought Secretary Clinton did a fantastic job tonight,” she said. “She talked to the American people about jobs, about having prosperity that is shared across the spectrum. She talked to the American public about the future of this country.”The debate amounted to a streamlined version of both nominating conventions in which Trump focused on the purported problems in America today, while Clinton expressed a desire to continue the success of the Obama administration.But, at the end of the day, it’s on American voters to decide which narrative they relate to more. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Timothy Bolger and Rashed MianDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival, Donald Trump, traded barbs in frequently tense exchanges when they shared a stage for the first time Monday during the presidential debate at Hofstra University.Clinton and Trump each alternated between detailing policy proposals, attacking one another’s records and defending past mistakes during the 90-minute televised debate moderated by NBC News anchor Lester Holt. Topics ranged from the economy to national security and race relations, although the candidates occasionally side-stepped Holt and directly responded to one another as each sought to prove themselves to America’s undecided voters.“A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes,” Clinton said, reiterating a one-liner from her nomination acceptance speech that alluded to Trump’s frequent Twitter feuds.Trump, who said the line was getting old, maintained that he has the better temperament to be president and questioned the quality of her credentials.“Hillary has experience, but it’s bad experience,” Trump said.The debate—the third for Hofstra and the first of three for the candidates this election cycle—was expected to draw ratings rivaling the Super Bowl. As it neared the end, the live studio audience disregarded Holt’s request that they not cheer. And once it was over, the campaigns for both candidates were quick to claim victory.Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Nordic insurer seeks developed market bond manager via IPE Quest

first_imgTracking error for the strategy should be between 0.5% and 2%. Asset managers should have at least $3bn in assets under management for the asset class, and $10bn as a firm. Ideally they would have a track record of at least seven years, but three years is the absolute minimum.Interested parties should state performance gross of fees to 30 November. The deadline is 7 January at 5pm UK time.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. A Nordic insurance company has launched a tender for a $50m (€44m) global developed markets fixed income mandate on IPE Quest.According to QN-2498, the unit-linked insurer is looking to invest in investment grade bonds, and seeking active managers.The focus, it said, should be on “bottom-up security selection with a macro overlay”.The benchmark for the mandate is the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate index.last_img read more

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Giroud focused on qualification

first_imgArsenal will be out to take a huge step towards securing Champions League qualification once more with victory over Newcastle on Monday night, when Magpies boss Alan Pardew returns to the touchline after a seven-match suspension. “He will try to control himself much more,” said Wenger. “You feel frustrated when you are not close to your team physically because you are used to it and you feel you still have a level of intervention. Maybe it is purely subjective, but it exists in your mind. “It is a job where you are under huge pressure – at the Emirates (Stadium) we had no incidents because the distance between the two managers is big. “Sometimes you get upset because you hear what the other manager is saying and you go ‘what is he doing, why is he talking to the referee and the fourth official?’ At Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, you basically are very close.” Wenger added: “Sometimes I stand up, sometimes I sit down, sometimes I speak with (assistant manager) Steve (Bould), but still most of the time I am up. “Sometimes I try (to stay away from touchline), yes, consciously, because when you get up there you know you are tensed. “I try to sit down when I feel I am in a negative mood, because then on the touchline you can become a handicap and you can have a negative influence (on the players), your presence can be negative.” Pardew was hit with a record sanction from the Premier League after losing his composure and headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler during the 4-1 win at the KC Stadium on March 1, and is promising a more relaxed approach when he returns to his technical area. Newcastle have suffered five consecutive defeats to slip towards mid-table, which has put scrutiny on the long-term position of Pardew. By contrast, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has seen his side regain confidence after what was a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out win in the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan. Since then, the Gunners have won back-to-back Barclays Premier League matches and could move four points clear of Everton in the race to secure Champions League qualification after the Toffees lost at Southampton on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, however, maintains there can be no sense of the job already being completed, just a few weeks after a 3-0 loss at Everton looked to have derailed their ambitions of a 17th straight Champions League campaign. “We know that Everton will be here until the end, so we just have to keep focused on our performance and our game,” said the France international. “We know that if we win every single game, then we have the destiny in our own hands, so we have to do the job and win these games. “Everton will not leave us alone until the end. It will be an exciting finish.” Wenger does not expect any fireworks in the dugout on Monday night. The French coach was involved in a heated confrontation with Pardew at West Ham in November 2006, and feels all bosses must keep their emotions in check. Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: 1 Tigers player, 1 staffer test positive

first_imgThis year’s Berlin Marathon has been canceled following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say “after extensive examination and various discussions” they were not able to find a later date. Authorities in Germany have blocked the hosting of major events through October.The marathon was scheduled for Sept. 27.The Berlin Marathon is one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.It will be the first year with no Berlin Marathon since the race was founded in 1974. The Latest: 1 Tigers player, 1 staffer test positive Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila says one player and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. June 24, 2020center_img Avila said on a video conference that the player was living in Florida, but was not working out at the team’s spring training facilities in Lakeland. He did not identify the two people who tested positive.“They’re going through the process, obviously, of recovering as we speak,” Avila said. “It was just recently, a few days ago, so they’re still in the recovery stages, and at some point they’ll be tested again.”With baseball returning for a shortened season, the Tigers are set to have training camp in Detroit.___Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will open Thursday for wagering on simulcast horse races. The announcement came on the same day that the New York City Marathon was canceled. That race had been scheduled for Nov. 1.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Fans will be required to wear masks, maintain social distancing and follow safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19.The race track will open the first and second floors of the clubhouse. All fans must wear masks or a face covering upon entering the facility.Pimlico is scheduled to host the Preakness on Oct. 3. Nearby Laurel Park remains closed to the general public.___last_img read more

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Stone’s squad getting into swing of things

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoThe women’s basketball team has tried something different on offense this year. Fans watching the squad this year will notice an eerie similarity to the offense run by men’s head coach Bo Ryan on the men’s side. Well, that’s because head coach Lisa Stone has implemented Ryan’s very own swing offense, long a staple of Ryan’s squads dating back to his coaching days at University of Wisconsin–Platteville, into her program this season.While the change has created a bit of a learning curve for Stone’s squad, Wisconsin’s third–year head coach believes the move to a new offense is the right move for her improving program.“I like it because it teaches you how to play basketball. You have to pass, you have to cut, you have to screen, you have to hit open shots, you have to rebound and get a feel and read defenses and screens,” Stone said.Ryan’s offense is based on the continuous movement of players, sending post players out on the wings and forcing guards into post–up positions. With the success Wisconsin guards, particularly former UW–Madison star Devin Harris, have had in the system, Stone is hopeful the new offense will allow her strong corps of guards more options to get to the basket.“It certainly is an offense that bodes well for our personnel this year. Our [post players] can step out and our guards can go inside,” Stone said. “To get Janese (Banks) and Jolene (Anderson), Akiya (Alexander) as well, on the block to make some moves, you’d like to emulate a Devin Harris.”Janese Banks did her best Harris impression on Sunday, going 11–for–15 from the field en route to posting 30 points and securing five boards in the 98–56 rout of UW–Parkside. Her presence could be felt on both ends of the court and Coach Stone had nothing but praise for her starting guard.“She’s in the game the whole time, she’s moving on defense, she understands where she’s supposed to be offensively,” Stone said. “When you look at her defensive pressure and the amount of turnovers that she’s caused, leading into deflections … the way she is playing defense it will lead to her or others putting up some big numbers.”Having Banks and reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jolene Anderson as star pupils can only help the learning curve. Banks and Anderson displayed their outside shooting mettle on the perimeter last season, but also showed a penchant for cleaning the glass, as Anderson finished second on the team in rebounding (5.6) and Banks finished third (4.9). With the way Stone utilizes her guards, Wisconsin’s head coach believes the new offense will only help to improve her guards’ ability to clean up on the boards.“We have her crashing the boards and she’s not a safety like your typical point guard where she passes and just backpedals,” Stone said. Stone understands that this offense is new to the team and that her players need as much game time experience running the new system as possible. With just one more exhibition game before the season opener, Stone says she’ll try to corral the team and get them to slow down and run some semblance of a half court offense. This will not be an easy task for a team that was able to score 34 points off of turnovers, including 18 points in transition in Sunday’s exhibition victory. “I’m going to try to regulate when we run and when we don’t a little bit,” Stone said. “Five days after [UW–Platteville] we open up with Houston and we need to continue to implement things and if we can get out and get easy baskets, we shot nearly 60 percent from the floor [Sunday], we’ll take those when we can get them.”last_img read more

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Cooney struggles shooting, but remains optimistic; Coleman, Christmas combine to form formidable inside tandem

first_img Published on November 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 After the game, after all the clanks and rim-outs and the one puzzling air ball, Trevor Cooney was unaware of just how many times he had come up empty from behind the 3-point arc.“I continued to shoot today,” Cooney said after Syracuse’s 87-51 win over Colgate. “I don’t know how many 3s I missed today, but it didn’t affect me. I just shoot it. That’s all I can do.”And on Sunday, all that resulted in was miss after miss after miss.Cooney went 0-for-7 from beyond the arc against Colgate, failing to connect on a variety of open looks at different spots on the floor. He finished the game with five points on 1-for-8 shooting, his lone highlight coming on a tough and-one layup that was somewhat of an aberration following his horrific outside shooting.Cooney said he forced his first attempt of the game, a 3-pointer from the right wing in transition roughly one minute after he took the floor for the first time. But after that it was simply an off night for a player who rarely misses in practice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s a shooter, he’s just got to keep shooting,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’ll make some.”It’s been a bit of a rough start to his career for Cooney, who redshirted last year due to Syracuse’s deep rotation of guards. He shot 2-for-5 in the home opener against Wagner, but he has since missed his last 10 attempts against Princeton and Colgate.James Southerland has taken Cooney’s spot as the sharpshooter in those two games, nailing four 3-pointers in each of them.But Cooney was anything but worried in the locker room after the game, saying he will continue to shoot until this mini slump is over and his typical potency from beyond the arc returns.“When I miss it, I know what I did wrong — if it was my form or this and that or the ball just went in and out when it was a good shot,” Cooney said. “I forced the first one I had today, and then I had a couple go in and out.”Coleman and Christmas flex their muscle insideAs the largest Syracuse player watched his 12-foot baseline jumper nestle into the net for the opening basket of the game, the flashbacks to Fab Melo were inevitable.The former SU center and last year’s Big East Defensive Player of the Year slowly expanded his offensive game as the season progressed, flashing a jump shot from time to time that showcased his soft touch.Only this year it was DaJuan Coleman, the 6-foot-9-inch, 288-pound freshman whose jump shot fell through on Sunday against Colgate. And it was the start of a big day for Coleman and frontcourt partner Rakeem Christmas. The two combined for 22 points and 16 rebounds in SU’s win over the Raiders, impressing head coach Jim Boeheim in the process.“Our big guys have played well,” Boeheim said. “They’re going to keep getting better. I like them, I like the way they’re playing.”On Sunday that meant taking advantage of an undersized Colgate front line, but Coleman feels this game and Syracuse’s other early-season matchups with smaller opponents provide a chance for the Orange big men to try new moves and plays before Big East play comes around.“I think it’s just getting us ready for the big games we’ve got,” Coleman said. “Just getting good touches down low, we’re working on our moves against other opponents. I think it’s going to get us ready for the next game.”He said since his first day on campus he and Christmas have worked on high-low combinations that Christmas and Melo ran last season. And that proved effective when Coleman muscled the ball up and in over Colgate’s John Brandenburg off a feed from Christmas at the top of the key late in the second half.And Christmas added another acrobatic alley-oop that seems to be a staple of every game so far this season. He caught a lob from Michael Carter-Williams well away from the rim and corralled the pass over a defender to lay it up and in.“I thought DaJuan was much better around the basket,” Boeheim said. “Rakeem was good. I think it was just a good opportunity for those guys to get some time.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Thompson trio torments Syracuse defense in Orange’s loss to Albany

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories OPENING DAZE: No. 12 Syracuse drops season opener to Albany in double overtime Ty, Miles and Lyle Thompson sat left to right at the podium, grinning from ear to ear.Ty hunched forward with a look of satisfaction and accomplishment. Miles gazed at his brother and cousin, relishing the moment. Lyle didn’t stop smiling, his braces glistening and sweat still dripping down his cheek.They finally did it. The trio finally got over the hump and knocked off Syracuse. Albany (1-0) up-ended the No. 12 Orange (0-1) 16-15 in a fast-paced, back-and-forth, double-overtime thriller Sunday at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse had no answer for the Great Danes’ three-headed monster, as the Thompson trio accounted for 10 of Albany’s 16 goals and assisted on eight. After Syracuse stormed back to send the game into overtime, Miles delivered the dagger in double overtime, scoring off of a pass from his brother Lyle and igniting his team to victory.“These guys have such a great feel for lacrosse and for each other,” Albany head coach Scott Marr said, following the first win over Syracuse in school history. “It makes it really easy for us to say, ‘What’s working? What do you want to do?’ We put it in their hands basically.”And the Thompson trio certainly delivered.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiles set the tone early, firing a shot past Syracuse goalie Bobby Wardwell’s right foot at the 12:33 mark.Lyle assisted on that goal, and two minutes later found his cousin Ty around the net. Ty found an opening and squeezed the ball past Wardwell.Lyle continued to facilitate early on, racking up three assists in the first eight-plus minutes of action. Marr opted to move Thompson from midfield to attack before the game, a move SU head coach John Desko questioned at first, but later grew to understand.“He really played well,” Desko said of Lyle, who finished with six assists. “It was a great move, moving him down there. He obviously plays well with his brother and his cousin. I thought they were spectacular tonight.”Ty followed up that strike with yet another goal, on another assist from Lyle. The Thompsons made it clear early on they were ready to win.Despite Syracuse’s ranking, previous success against the Great Danes and home-field advantage, the Thompsons came in with the mentality that they could stage the upset, and that’s exactly what they did.After Syracuse goals by Henry Schoonmaker and Luke Cometti cut the deficit to 5-3, the Thompson brothers responded in the second quarter. Following an unassisted goal by Lyle, Miles intercepted an attempted clear by Wardwell, faked a high shot and beat the goaltender underneath at the 11:35 mark.Albany dominated in all facets of the game early on as the Orange frantically tried to stop the trio, but to no avail.“The three of them, without looking, really knows where the other one is,” Desko said.SU didn’t go down without a fight, though. A goal by Scott Loy midway through the third quarter tied the score at nine, capping a 6-1 run for the Orange that spanned 15 minutes.But the Thompsons struck back with serious style. Ty gave the Great Danes a 14-10 lead, delivering another bull’s eye right around the net. That strike gave Ty his fifth and final goal, which led all scorers Sunday evening and tied his career-high.The game was tight the rest of the way as Syracuse continued to methodically chip into the lead and eventually force overtime. Syracuse finally shut down the Thompson trio, if only for a little bit.But in double overtime Miles and Lyle delivered the final blow. Lyle found a cutting Miles right on the doorstep. Miles corralled the ball and hurled it into the back of the net in one motion, giving Albany the win it has coveted for 11 years.“We’ve been playing together our whole life,” Lyle said. “I trust him, so I just threw the ball to him.” Commentscenter_img Published on February 18, 2013 at 1:11 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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Kenyan Duo, Cheprot, Wanjiku, Eyeing Okpekpe Race History

first_imgSimon Cheprot and Polline Njeru Wanjiku have set their sights on becoming the first man and woman to win the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race titles two times.Both Kenyans were winners in 2016 to make it a Kenyan double for the third time in four editions of the race.While Wanjiku was absent at the fifth edition last year, Cheprot failed to become the first man to successfully defend an Okpekpe race title, finishing seventh in the men’s race won by Ethiopia’s Leul Gebrselassie. The duo have confirmed their participation for the sixth edition which holds next month in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State and Zack Amodu, the director of organisation for the race believes the Kenyans will have it tough completing a fourth double in six editions.“We are delighted to have both Cheprot and Wanjiku back for this year’s race which has taken a significant leap from an IAAF bronze label race last year to a first ever silver label road race for the first time on Nigerian nay West African soil,” said Amodu.“Cheprot will be making his third consecutive trip to Okpekpe while Wanjiku is returning after missing out last year. Wanjiku has been very active in the circuit this year. She won the Warszawa PZU Half Marathon in Poland late last month, some 21 days after finishing third at the Paris Half Marathon where she ran a new personal best of 1:08:20.“Cheprot has also been active and was part of the Tokyo Marathon last February albeit he did not finish. This goes to show that this year’s race will be very explosive and we are expecting a new course record will be set.”Amodu also revealed that both athletes ran their personal season’s best at the Okpekpe race in 2017 and 2016 respectively.“Cheprot’s 30 minutes, 33 seconds run last year was his personal season’s best for the year while Wanjiku’s title-winning run (33:30) in 2016 was also her personal season’s best. Cheprot holds a personal best of 27:41 while Wanjiku’s all-time best is 32:10.”The IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing in conjunction with the Edo State Athletics Association and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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