Here’s the clip. It’s going viral:Virginia Tech playing out of their bodies… Literally. Someone needs to seriously check on that kid, though. #PukingontheU #VirginiaTech #Miami pic.twitter.com/yHb97Z37mD— Mikey (@MikeyMike617) October 5, 2019Miami actually scored on a 38-yard prayer from Perry to Mark Pope at the end of the half to make the score 28-7. But the story of the first two quarters thus far has been poor quarterback play from the Hurricanes.Miami’s quarterbacks – Jarren Williams and N’Kosi Perry – are combined 13-of-23 for 217 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions.Hopefully the Virginia Tech defender gets his stomach settled the rest of the game. Miami’s offense has been pretty tough to watch on Saturday. It’s been so tough, in fact, that it’s making one Virginia Tech player physically ill on the field.With Virginia Tech leading 28-0 in the second quarter, Miami was facing a 3rd-and-goal from the Hokies’ four-yard-line. One of the team’s defenders clearly wasn’t feeling great on the field, and decided to barf all over the place before the snap.Miami quarterback N’Kosi Perry threw an incomplete pass on the play. On the next play, he threw a pick.Miami has committed five turnovers so far in the contest. It’s the Hurricanes who should be feeling sick to their stomachs.
Ajax kept up their winning start in Champions League Group H as Dani Parejo’s penalty miss proved costly for Valencia in a 3-0 away victory for Erik ten Hag’s side.Hakim Ziyech broke the deadlock in stunning fashion eight minutes in, setting the tone for a thrilling tussle which could have swung in Valencia’s favour had Parejo not skied his spot-kick.Quincy Promes thumped in Ajax’s second after Parejo’s miss and the woodwork denied Rodrigo and Ziyech at either end before half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Dusan Tadic – who teed up Ziyech’s opener – passed up a golden chance to further Ajax’s lead after the interval, but he atoned by setting up Donny van de Beek, who duly ensured last season’s semi-finalists made it two wins from two.Our Donny. #UCL #valaja pic.twitter.com/9oOWxvPFeA— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) October 2, 2019Jasper Cillessen had to keep his former club at bay inside the opening 25 seconds, although Van de Beek’s effort would have been disallowed for offside anyway.Cillessen, though, was left flapping at thin air as Ziyech sensationally picked out the top-left corner with a pinpoint strike.Edson Alvarez’s lunge on Goncalo Guedes gifted Valencia a reprieve, only for Parejo to lash the resulting penalty high over the bar after 25 minutes.Valencia were made to pay nine minutes later – Promes slamming home from Van de Beek’s lay off.Rodrigo looked sure to haul one back but his flick was kept out by a combination of the upright and Andre Onana, before Ziyech clattered another wonderful effort off the bar at the other end.Onana twice came to Ajax’s rescue after the restart, tipping Rodrigo’s nudge onto the post moments after getting to Ferran Torres’ shot.Tadic should have compounded Valencia’s frustrations soon after but instead side-footed wide from close range, while Promes also thrashed over.But those misses mattered little when, at the culmination of a slick move, Tadic found Van de Beek, who wrapped up the points with a typically composed finish. What does it mean? Ajax 2.0 a force to be reckoned withFrenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt may no longer be in Ajax’s ranks, but Ten Hag’s side have started their Group H campaign in the style you would expect from a team which conquered Real Madrid and Juventus en route to last season’s semi-finals. Ajax, who have now won five successive away Champions League matches, seem to have grown in stature despite the loss of their two young stars and with the attacking talents they possess, Ten Hag’s project has a real sense of longevity about it.Ziyech makes his mark… againWith all the talent available to Ten Hag, it is easy to forget just how good Ziyech was in Ajax’s run to the semis, scoring five goals and proving to be one of the best playmakers in the competition.Though while De Jong and De Ligt moved on, Ziyech stayed despite reported interest from some of Europe’s elite clubs, rather surprisingly signing a contract extension in August. His quality – as evidenced by his sublime opener and the later shot which rattled the woodwork – is in no doubt, though, and it surely cannot be long until the big boys come calling.5 – Hakim Ziyech scored or assisted a goal in each of his last five matches in the Champions League (2 goals, 3 assists), the longest streak such for an @AFCAjax player this century. Wizard. pic.twitter.com/da5lrPuSlL— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) October 2, 2019Parejo loses his coolPenalty misses from Parejo do not come along often, but his effort in the first half may be one of the worst attempts Valencia’s captain has ever had from 12 yards.The Spain international has scored three spot-kicks already this term, but – after a slightly longer wait while VAR confirmed the referee’s decision – he certainly lost his composure this time around.Key Opta Stats:- Valencia suffered their heaviest home defeat in the Champions League since October 2004, when they were beaten 5-1 by Inter.- They have failed to win their opening two games of a Champions League campaign for the first time since 2006-07 under Quique Sanchez Flores.- Promes has scored in each of his first two Champions League appearances for Ajax; the first player to do so for the club since Rafael van der Vaart in the 2002-03 campaign.- Van de Beek has been directly involved in four goals in his last four Champions League appearances for Ajax (three goals and one assist), including both a goal and an assist in this victory at Mestalla.- Parejo is the only player to have missed multiple penalties since the start of last season in the Champions League; failing to convert both of his spot kicks in this period (v Juventus in 2018-19 and Ajax this season).What’s next?Valencia are back at the Mestalla on Saturday, taking on Deportivo Alaves in LaLiga, while their next group game comes against Lille on October 23. 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by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 2, 2013 10:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan earns 13 per cent return in 2012 TORONTO – The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan earned a 13.0 per cent rate of return in 2012 as its net assets grew to $129.5 billion compared with $117.1 billion at the end of 2011.The plan said the results beat its benchmark of 11 per cent by two percentage points,Investment earnings for 2012 were $14.7 billion, versus $11.7 billion in 2011.“Returns earned above our benchmark directly support the goal of pension security and demonstrate the value of our approach to active investing,” chief executive Jim Leech said.“The investment team successfully navigated significant risks and turmoil in the global economy again in 2012 to earn an excellent rate of return.”Leech, 65, confirmed Tuesday he has advised the board that he plans to retire by the end of 2012. He has been the pension fund manager’s CEO since 2007. He joined Teachers in 2001 to manage its private equity portfolio.Teachers’ equity investments returned 14.2 per cent for the year to bring the total public and private investments in the asset class to about $59.5 billion at the end of last year compared with $51.7 billion at the end of 2011.Teachers’ Private Capital investments totalled $12.0 billion at the end of 2012 compared with $12.2 billion a year earlier and earned 18.6 per cent.Fixed income assets totalled $60.0 billion at year end compared with $55.8 billion at the end of 2011 and returned 5.1 per cent, while commodity investments lost 1.9 per cent but the amount invested grew to $7.0 billion at the end of the year from $5.7 billion at the end of 2011.Real assets, which included real estate, infrastructure and timberland, totalled $28.7 billion compared with $25.8 billion and earned 14.7 per cent.