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Mavrias makes loan move

Mavrias makes loan move

first_imgSunderland midfielder Charis Mavrias has joined Panathinaikos on loan for the remainder of the season. Press Association The 20-year-old, who arrived on Wearside from the Greek club in August 2013, returns after making just six senior appearances on Wearside to date. Greece international Mavrias scored his only goal for the club on January 25 last year, the winner in a 1-0 FA Cup fourth round victory over Kidderminster. last_img read more

Water polo prepares defense to face 49ers

Water polo prepares defense to face 49ers

first_img“Our priority is defense,” Pintaric said. “We lost our first game against Santa Barbara because we played poor defense. [We] allowed too many goals overall in the first official four games of the season because of poor defense. So our maximum effort will be to tighten up those issues that showed, and I’m looking forward to [seeing] how the guys will respond to that.” “I believe nothing is changing honestly,” Dasic said. “It is flattering and shows the work that I’ve put in, but I honestly think nothing should change, and I should just keep going and focus on the games, focus on the next win.” After USC broke its 55-game winning streak over No. 2 UC Santa Barbara in a 13-9 loss Sunday, head coach Marko Pintaric stressed the program’s need to refocus on its next ranked opponent. “We know what to focus on, what we should improve on, and definitely our defense,” Dasic said. “On offense, we kind of executed what we were supposed to, and we scored nine goals [against Santa Barbara], which is also good.” Last season’s two wins against Long Beach State came at the end of the season, when the Trojans were able to best the 49ers’ combined 14 points with their total of 27. But with a rare upset loss against Santa Barbara in the back of the players’ minds, the team is taking this opportunity to address its weaknesses.   Long Beach State also participated in the Inland Empire Classic, posting three wins against Whittier College, Concordia University and Air Force as well as one loss against No. 8 Pepperdine University to improve its overall record to 6-2.  The 49ers’ scoring drives are something to keep an eye on, as they have eight players boasting a shot percentage at or above 0.700. Sophomore utilities Matt Morris and Garrett Zaan both collected 7 goals in the tournament, while redshirt senior attacker Austin Stewart racked up an impressive 15 scores. Their performance has not gone unnoticed by USC. Following its 3-1 run at the Inland Empire Classic this past weekend, the No. 5 USC men’s water polo team will look to improve its defensive effort in its first home game of the season against No. 9 Long Beach State Thursday. The Trojans are also expected to continue as an offensive powerhouse after strong appearances last weekend from sophomore two-meter Jake Ehrhardt, junior driver Jacob Mercep and senior driver Marin Dasic. With 26 goals total from the three players across the first four tournament games of the season, it is unlikely that their scoring effort will slow down Thursday. Dasic hit a career milestone by passing the 100 goal mark during the Inland Empire Classic. “We take every game as a test to correct our mistakes and to get the team better,” Pintaric said. “Every game is super serious, as if it’s the most important game of the season.” Dasic also said that while the priority is defense, the team continues to work fiercely on the offensive side in order to outscore Long Beach State’s high-scoring attack. USC will rely on a strong group of goalies to counter the offensive firepower of Long Beach State. Junior Vaios Vlahotasios had an impressive first tournament with 21 saves, while sophomore Nic Porter had eight saves and sophomore Jere Ashby had nine saves in his first appearance as a Trojan. “[We spent] a day and a half watching films, watching to analyze our play over the weekend, to show the good and bad stuff that we did, so we can fix our problems,” Pintaric said. “And [we watched] what Long Beach [State] did the last couple of weeks, so we can make an adjustment and play the best game possible on Thursday.” Sophomore goalie Nic Porter reaches out to defend a shot. Porter was a three-time Newcomer of the Week during his freshman season. (Daily Trojan file photo) USC’s first home game of the season against the Beach begins 5 p.m. Thursday at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.last_img read more

BRiefs: Dakshina

BRiefs: Dakshina

first_imgVikram S. Pandit, who took a token salary of $1 during the last two years, making him Wall Street’s lowest paid chief executive, has been rewarded with a $23 million retention package, catapulting him to the highest paid bank executives in the country.Pandit received $16.5 million in stock and options and a $6.65 million cash payment from the company’s profit-sharing program for top executives.Richard S. Parsons, Citigroup’s chairman, said in a statement: “Vikram has done an outstanding job since coming on board as the financial crisis began. This award is designed to retain Vikram as our C.E.O. and reward him for future performance benefiting the company and our shareholders.”H1B Anyone?The once-coveted H-1B visa program that attracted hundreds of thousands of technology professionals to the United States in the past decade has lost its glitter.The number of petitions field in April, when the process is opened up for the next fiscal year, has fallen to a sixth of the peak in 2009.According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the program received just 8,000 H-1B petitions in April, down from 16,500 petitions in April 2010 and 45,000 in April 2009.The weak economy and increase in H1-B fees to $2,000 from $325 is behind the weak appeal of the visas. The Sound of Music at MITAmar Bose, the 81-year-old founder of Bose Corp., which makes high-end sound systems and headphones, has donated the majority of the company’s stock to MIT, from which he received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and later taught on its faculty.MIT is receiving non-voting shares, which it cannot sell, and the school will not participate in the management or governance of the company, which employs 9,000 people in Framingham, Mass. Forbes estimates Bose’s net worth at $1 billion. Falling Out Of FavorEmerging economies are losing their luster for global fund investors and India is among their least preferred investment destination.A survey of 188 fund managers in February by Merrill Lynch found that India was the least favored market in the Asia Pacific region, as a result of inflation, rising crude prices and corruption scandals.Overall, fund managers are overweight on emerging markets at a plus 29%, but are underweight on India at minus 47%, which ranks just above Chile. Related Itemslast_img read more