Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Social Affairs Ministry in the Netherlands, is to consult with the pensions sector, social partners, regulator DNB and the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) about Dutch schemes’ precarious financial position.In a letter to Parliament, she said she and the regulator had grasped the “difficulties” pension funds were facing.She did not, however, provide any possible solutions to these problems.Klijnsma had previously suggested the government would consider raising the AOW state pension if pension funds were forced to discount pension rights. Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem has also recently hinted at moves to “repair” purchasing-power imbalances. Funding at Dutch schemes – chiefly as a consequence of low interest rates, the criterion for discounting liabilities – has fallen to 95% on average.The minimum required by the government is 105%.If, by the end of this year, funding falls to 90% or lower, pension funds must start cutting pension rights.At Klijnsma’s request, the regulator is preparing a report on current coverage ratios, as well as the recovery plans underfunded schemes must submit by 1 April.Last week, companies and workers called on the Cabinet to stop the downward spiral in the pensions sector, the first time employers have publicly asked the government for action.In January, unions argued that the regulator should reconsider its decision last July to lower the ultimate forward rate – part of the discount mechanism for liabilities – from 4.2% to 3.3%.Hedda Renooij, pensions policy secretary at employer organisation VNO-NCW, said: “What matters to us, given the low interest rates and funding ratios, is that we can find an accessible road to a new pensions system less susceptible to interest rates.”She added that the VNO-NCW had not proposed changes to the financial assessment framework (nFTK) or the current pensions system.Meanwhile, the Dutch Pensions Federation has downplayed the loss of purchasing power for pension funds’ participants and pensioners.Its spokesman said: “Because the nFTK allows for smoothing out discounts over a 10-year period, purchasing power would probably drop no more than decimal places.”The real problem, he said, is “the lack of light at the end of the tunnel”.“If interest rates remain at their current levels, many pension funds will find themselves in a worrying position.”The Pensions Federation believes politicians must take the next step, “as pension funds are unable to solve the current problems”.
Published on March 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm Contact Kevin: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ The first two doubles matches had split results, and all eyes were on Valeria Salazar as she served to win her doubles match with Komal Safdar. She hit a powerful serve and then proceeded to hit a solid groundstroke off a short bounce later in the point. They won the point off an unforced error from Louisville to go up 40-30, and their fans went wild.“That’s one of the things that she does really well,” Syracuse head coach Younes Limam said, “… she almost plays better under pressure.”A few points later, Safdar and Salazar won the set. It was one of two victories, along with one from Amanda Rodgers and Rhiann Newborn, that earned the doubles point for Syracuse (7-8, 2-7 Atlantic Coast) over Louisville (10-10, 2-5). And it helped propel the Orange to a 4-2 victory on Friday afternoon at Drumlins Tennis Center.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSafdar and Salazar played a strong match from the start, going up a break early at 2-1 and breaking again to take a 6-3 lead.Their service games were equally strong, including one in which Salazar served that only took four points to complete and another on Safdar’s serve that took them five.Despite giving up a break in the next game as a result of unforced errors, they continued their success by holding serve for the rest of the set and winning 8-6.“We took care of our serves today,” Safdar said. “And then on the returns that gave us a little bit more room to go for things, and we just made our returns in and we got to the net and we finished the point.”Rodgers and Newborn found a similar final result, but not before struggling for a while.The pair broke Louisville in the first game, but then gave it right back to them on Rodgers’ service game. Their next service game, this time with Newborn at the baseline, was also broken, and the Cardinals were up 3-1.“I just think we were having a slow start,” said Rodgers, a contributing writer for The Daily Orange. “We weren’t … moving our feet as much, we were missing some returns, just some easy shots that we were missing, and they were kind of stepping it up with the energy.”From there, it was all Rodgers and Newborn.They fought back quickly, breaking Louisville to get back on serve. In their next game, they showed their confidence by fist-pumping and yelling after they won a lengthy rally.They went on to win six of the next seven games, taking the set 8-4.Newborn said their success came from aggressive play, with the pair attacking the net player and getting to the net.“We didn’t give up,” Newborn said. “We were just playing really well and of course, they were missing a whole bunch.”Rodgers, Newborn, and Safdar all went on to win their singles matches, giving Syracuse the victory.And Safdar said winning the doubles point certainly helps the later stages of matches.“The momentum, that’s a huge key,” she said. “Just winning that point, having the crowd invested in it, it carries right over into singles.”The doubles point that Syracuse won on Friday was SU’s first since March 1 and the second since February 14.After such a slump, Limam was happy with what he saw. In particular, he praised the team’s ability to win its service games and play well at the net.“They came in with a lot of energy,” Limam said, “and I thought we did a great job at not panicking even when things weren’t going our way at some stages of the match.” Comments
THE CHANDELIER IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF 11-RACE BLOCKBUSTER CARD ON OPENING DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)– Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s undefeated Songbird will face Bob Baffert’s Pretty N Cool as well as Doug O’Neill’s Land Over Sea among a field of nine 2-year-old fillies Saturday in the Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes at going 1 1/16 miles.Songbird, owned by Fox Hill Farms, will be seeking her third win in a row. After breaking her maiden over the new dirt track at Del Mar by six and a half lengths on July 26, Songbird went on to win impressively once again as the nearly even money favorite in the Grade I, Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 5. The five and a quarter-length win prompted regular rider Mike Smith to note, “For a big mare, things just come so easy for her.”The bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro had her most recent work Monday, going a half mile under Smith in 47 1/5 on Santa Anita’s main track, second fastest of 68 at the distance. She is 2-2-0-0 lifetime with $222,000 in earnings.Pretty N Cool comes off a game second in the Del Mar Debutante and draws the rail for Saturday. The Scat Daddy filly broke her maiden at first asking in a maiden special weight at Del Mar on July 19 and followed that with an impressive win as the odds-on favorite in the Grade II Sorrento Stakes Aug. 12.The dark gray owned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman was purchased at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sales for $160,000 and is 3-2-1-0 overall with $222,000 in earnings.Land Over Sea enters the Chandelier off a third place finish in the Debutante. The Debutante marked a return to dirt after her win in a seven furlong turf maiden special weight. The chestnut filly by Bellamy Road’s first start came in a five and a half furlong maiden special weight test at Los Alamitos on July 12 when she ran second.Land Over Sea will again be ridden by Mario Gutierrez. She is 3-1-1-1 overall with earnings of $88,000.The complete field for the Grade I Chandelier Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on an 11-race card Saturday, with jockeys in post position order: Pretty N Cool, Martin Garcia; Halo Darlin, Tyler Baze; Vieja Luna, Juan Leyva; Yodelsong, Fernando Perez; Songbird, Mike Smith; Sheeza Milky Way, Rafael Bejarano; Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez; Jade Princess, Victor Espinoza; Right There, Kent Desormeaux. Each filly will carry 122 lbs. Special first post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Lazar Markovic is red carded against Basle Lazar Markovic has been suspended for four European games following his sending off against Basle in December.The Liverpool winger was shown a straight red card in the Reds’ final Champions League group game for catching Behrang Safari in the face with a flick of his hand.The decision to dismiss the Serbian was blasted by Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool supporters and a host of pundits, and was branded the “softest red card ever”.But the Merseyside club did not launch an appeal and a UEFA disciplinary committee has now handed out a strict punishment, with Markovic given an extra game on top of the normal three-match ban for violent conduct because he was sent off when playing for Benfica in a Europa League match last May.He will miss both legs of the last-32 Europa League clash against Besiktas, the first of which is at Anfield on Thursday, as well as the home and away last-16 matches should the Reds progress. 1
All County League Division 2 result; Malin 6-09 St Naul’s 1-11Played in torrential rain in Connolly Park Malin led by five at the break before the crowd were treated to seven second half goals – six of them from Malin. Malin started well getting great joy down the left with Brendan McLaughlin opening the scoring followed by Matthew Byrne with a long range score and then Stephen McLaughlin added another shortly after.The visitors got off the mark when Shane Conneely’s shot from the left had to be pushed over by Darragh McLaughlin. Malin responded with Damien Harkin’s well timed run as he slotted over a rare point. Stephen Griffin tapped over a free after Cathal Lowthar’s run had been halted. Malin came back with Matthew Byrne doing well up the right before cutting in and over with the left. Anthony Kelly scored a free when Stephen McLaughlin’s Usain Bolt like run was halted by Brian McCabe who saw a black card dished out for his trouble. Mclaughlin’s speed again set up Matthew Byrne to advance and score to put Malin five ahead as the half time score read Malin 0-07 St Naul’s 0-02. Matthew Byrne hit a beauty of a point right in front of the stand at the start of the second half before both sides missed goal chances. Stephen Griffin hit a close in free as the Mountcharles men stayed in touch. A Malin fumble in defence was punished by Cathal Lowthar as he hit over from a central area and Stephen Griffin hit an excellent point with the outside of the boot as St Naul’s improved at the start of the second half. Conneely and Griffin worked a great move up the pitch and Malin looked set to concede a goal but they managed to get back well as Conneely settled for a point.Malin then hit three goals in two minutes to put the game to bed. The first a was a well worked move when a lovely through ball seen Paul McLaughlin run down the right and shoot into the corner from outside the thirteen. Seamus Houghton then knocked down a long ball into Brendan Mclaughlin who finished with aplomb. Kieron McColgan hit a third goal advancing in from the left and hitting high into the net.They nearly had a fourth when Paul McLaughlin hit the base of the post but Matthew Byrne was on hand to make sure to get a point out of the move. Malin got another goal when Stephen McLaughlin’s run drew in a defender and he passed to Seamus Houghton who hit between the keepers legs. Barry Rose jinked and hit a good score in reply for St Nauls. Brendan McCole also hit a good long range point for the visitors from the 45.He added another a few minutes later from the left. Declan Walsh then hit Malin’s fifth goal after Anthony Kelly put him through from the left and he cut in from the byline and hit a near post effort from the angle. Barry Rose hit a good point from out on the touchline and the visitors got a consolation goal when John Rose hit a fortunate effort for St Nauls when his long ball in from the 45 out on the touch line deceived fullback, full forward and keeper to creep in. Malin came back immediately with a goal of their own with Seamus Houghton’s excellent high fetch and he had the composure to set up Dan McDaid who made no mistake one on one. Stephen Griffin hit a free but it was Malin’s day in the rain with plenty of goals on show to keep Malin the the hunt for promotion – Final score Malin 6-09 St Naul’s 1-11.Malin team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Gary Farren, Kieron McColgan (1-00), Declan Walsh (1-00), Paul McLaughlin(1-00), Anthony Kelly (0-01), Christopher McLaughlin, Stephen McLaughlin (0-01), Matthew Byrne (0-05), Brendan Mclaughlin (1-01), Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton (1-00) and Damien Harkin (0-01). Adam Byrne for Danny McCarron (Ht), Dan McDaid (1-00) for Matthew Byrne 45 mins, Darren McLarkey for Christopher Mclaughlin 50 mins, Michael Byrne for Darren McLarkey 52 mins (black card). St Naul’s team and scorers: Paddy Burke, Conor McBrearty, Brendan McCole (0-02), Conor McDevitt, Martin Breslin, Aidan Kennedy, John Rose (1-00), Lee McBrearty, Des McGroarty, Cathal Lowthar (0-01), Andrew Gallagher, Barry Rose (0-02), Shane Conneely (0-02), Stephen Griffin(0-04) and Brian McCabe. Subs used: Glen McDyre for Andrew Gallagher and Enda Lynch for Brian McCabe (black card).There was no reserve game.The Mary Houghton CompetitionThe Mary Houghton competition took place last Wednesday evening in Connolly Park. 24 girl’s turned up and were divided into three teams (red, green and blue) who competed against each other. This was a very enjoyable event with the blue team winning on the night. The girls all recieved refreshments after the even and all the grils that took part will be presented at the annual underage presentation night later in the year. We would like to thank everyone who helped out on the night and the sponsors – the Houghton family.Sliabh Sneacht Sponsered ClimbWell Done to the Minor Board & Finance Committee who organised a very successful Sponsored Climb of Sliabh Sneacht on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came along and took part, a great Club & Community day out. Thank you also to everyone who contributed in any way. Any remaining cards can be handed back to the managers throughout next week or any of the following: Danny Lafferty 086 8988180, Maria 087 7763679 or Linda 086 3452769.Malin GAA 5K The club will be holding a 5K walk or run in association with Inishowen AC on Wednesday the 10th of August at 7.30pm. Registration will be from 6.30pm. the event is being sponsered by Frank Scott of Nu World Heating CentreAnnual Sports Day Cheque PresentationCheques for €1,500 were presented to both the Meningitis Research Foundation and the Jack & Jill Foundation last week, following a very successful Sport’s Day on Sunday 5th June & Country Queen Final on Saturday 11th June. The Annual Sport’s Day is run by Malin GAA with all proceeds going to chosen charities who have assisted local families in time of need.Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way, a fantastic return for two brilliant charities.Night at the RacesThank you to everyone who supported our Night at the Races on Saturday Night 16th of July. It was a hugely successful event and lots of fun. Thank you to our Main Sponsor James Houghton Construction, our Race Sponsors: Sean McLaughlin(O) Buses, Martin McLaughlin(F) Buses, John McLaughlin(JM) Plumbing, Malin Hotel, Charlie Byrne Health & Fitness, Seaview Tavern, Farren’s Bar & Ronald Boggs Butchers. Thank you to our Senior & Reserve Team who organised the event in conjunction with the Finance Committee and Sean Owen. Thanks to everyone who bought horses, trainers and jockeys and everyone who came and contributed on the night.UnderageWell Done to the U12A Boys who beat Naomh Padraig, Muff last Sunday evening in Buncrana in the Gerry O’Neill Final. A great evening for the club and a fabulous achievement for the team and their Managers. The girls under 10’s finals day was held last Saturday morning in Urris and the girl’s under 8’s finals were held last Friday evening in Carndonagh.On behalf of the Managers Angela O’Donnell, Fran Monagle and Shaun McLaughlin they would like to thank the all the under 8 and 10 girl’s for the way they conducted themselves over both the finals days. They were a credit to the club parents and the coaches. The under 8’s had a fantastic fun evening with high levels of skills on shown on the evening. The under 10’s came away disapointed after getting beat by Steelstown by a point in the semi-final.They put in a heroic team performance but luck was just not on their side on the day. Thank you to the parents for their support throughout the year. Details of the under 11 and under 9 league will be available shortly. The minor girls are away to Moville on Wednesday at 12.00pm midday, their first ever away game. The minor girls have training every Monday at 8:00pm. All girls from aged 15 upwards and new members are welcome to attend.ShopThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise.GAA News: Malin’s impressive victory over St. Naul’s was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Malin GAA notes
Reflections on Todd & Peggy Podcast #3By Karen Shirer, Associate Dean The audio recording below is the third part of a conversation with Todd, a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Nurse Corps, and his wife Peggy, an elementary school teacher. Peggy and Todd generously shared some of their experiences as a military family, to help those of us serving military families have a better understanding of what they go through. Below the recording you’ll find a blog post reflecting on this part of Todd and Peggy’s story. This is part 3 – The Last Transition…or Not Audio Player/files/2016/03/MFLN-FT-Todd-and-Peggy-3-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Listen to Todd & Peggy Podcast #2 Listen to Todd & Peggy Podcast #1 The Last Transition … or Not“When one parent in a family serves in the military, the whole family serves. Military life requires great commitment and sacrifice not only for the service member but also the spouse, children and other family members.”The above thought occurred to me as I listened to podcast #3 where Todd and Peggy reflect back on their experiences as a couple and a family with children as he pursued his military career. Military service with its deployments, weekend trainings and other demands impact the whole family and not just the service member.In this podcast, Todd and Peggy discuss their next transition – retirement from the military. Their experience shows how important it is for couples to discuss not only the timing of this transition but also what it means for their relationship and their family.As a couple, Todd and Peggy agreed that he will retire from the military either in 5 years or if he is deployed again. They decided that as a family they did not want to go through the experience of another deployment. However, both Todd and Peggy recognized that after retirement, the military will remain an important part of their everyday lives.Military service itself is not so difficult – military members train for it – but separation from family can be very difficult. It takes a toll on the children who tend to become more connected with the stay-at-home parent. Peggy talks about being a single parent during deployments and Todd described feeling that his relationship with his children at times was not as “tight” as Peggy’s.Long deployments also can negatively impact a couple’s marriage. Todd notes that many marriages do not survive the separations of military service. Couples not only need to spend time preparing for the financial aspects of deployment but also for the relational and emotional aspects. Todd believes that the military could do more to prepare service members for these latter challenges.Todd and Peggy were the fortunate ones; the podcast interview shows that they weathered those difficult transitions and developed an even stronger marriage. However, significant numbers of military marriages do not survive.When asked to give one word to describe his military service, Todd said “service” to country and that he dedicated his life to the military. Peggy responded with the word “pride,” saying that she was proud of everything Todd has done. Despite the hardships, both Todd and Peggy were proud of his accomplishments and felt that the sacrifice was more than worth it.In your work with military members and their families, consider how you might help young service members who are just marrying and beginning their families to prepare for the impacts of military service. What steps can they take now to ensure that they are like Todd and Peggy as they approach retirement with pride and meaning?Karen Shirer is a member of the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions Team and the Associate Dean with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development. Karen is also the parent of two adult daughters, a grandmother, a spouse, and a cancer survivor.
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Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Vettel finished second, about 2 seconds behind Hamilton.“Sebastian was very, very close. He was very consistent throughout,” said Hamilton, after his 200th GP. “That’s what racing’s about.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHamilton was in good form all weekend, topping every part of qualifying.“Really brilliant,” Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said. “Hamilton’s drive was really fantastic.” Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (right) raises his trophy in the air on the podium after winning the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany placed second and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia (left) placed third. (Photo by OLIVIER MATTHYS / AP)SPA-FRANORCHAMPS, Belgium — Lewis Hamilton celebrated his record-equaling 68th pole position with victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, trimming championship leader Sebastian Vettel’s lead to seven points.Hamilton clinched his fifth win of the season and 58th overall, having equaled Michael Schumacher’s pole record.ADVERTISEMENT The 19-year-old Verstappen secured a podium with third place in China but has been hit with reliability issues since.Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso retired on lap 27 — the latest setback as McLaren continues to struggle with Honda engines. The Spanish driver has completed only three races so far.The Spa track, nestled in the Ardennes forest, is the longest in F1 at 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) and the race is often full of incident, especially when it rains.It stayed dry, but there was one heated clash between Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, prompting the safety car to come out after they made contact with each other on lap 30, sending debris onto the track.Their tense relationship is degrading fast.After bumping on the track at the Azerbaijan GP in June, they did it again when they touched wheels as Ocon moved on the outside of the track shortly after the start, with Perez responding by squeezing the Frenchman against the barrier.Later the pair came into contact again with Ocon’s front wing flying away and a tire dropping off Perez’s car as a result.This prompted a furious, expletive-laced outburst from Ocon, who was already unhappy that his team had pitted Perez for new tires ahead of him. After both cars pitted for repairs, Ocon finished ninth but Perez had to retire just before the end.The safety car stayed out for four laps, which was too long for Hamilton’s liking, and he used an expletive of his own to complain.“There was hardly any debris about,” Hamilton said afterward. “They did a good job cleaning the track.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The car is not quite where we need it,” Hamilton said. “It was only just enough to stay ahead.”Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third — for his sixth podium of the season — finishing ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, with Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas fifth.Ricciardo showed great race intelligence and opportunism to pass Bottas after the safety car incident.After 12 races, four-time F1 champion Vettel has 220 points to three-time champion Hamilton’s 213 heading into next weekend’s Italian GP in Monza.“The positive thing is that we had really good race pace,” Vettel said. “I’m looking forward to next week.”Hamilton made a good start to the race on the long climb up to Eau Rouge, with Vettel on his tail.But Max Verstappen’s hopes of a first win this season ended on lap 8 when his Red Bull lost power.“I can’t believe this,” Verstappen said. His exasperation was understandable — it is the sixth time this season he has failed to finish the race, and some 80,000 Dutch fans had crossed the border to cheer him on.“I’m not happy at all,” Verstappen said. “I am very disappointed for the fans who buy an expensive ticket to watch and I retire after eight laps. No words.” NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Although it was a comfortable win for the British driver, it got a bit tense toward the end.“I was waiting for Lewis to make a mistake and he didn’t,” Vettel said.With about 10 laps left, Vettel almost overtook his challenger as they emerged from behind the safety car.Vettel got his Ferrari alongside Hamilton on a long straight, but Hamilton edged his Mercedes into the corner just in time.“I’m not entirely happy,” said Vettel, adding that he got his approach slightly wrong.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Guiao focused on winning, not securing top draft pick Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View comments
Southend fail in bid to make Henrik Larsson new bossby Ian Ferris10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson will not be the new manager of League One strugglers Southend United.The 48 year old had been in talks with the Shrimpers to take charge with former Celtic team-mates Johan Mjallby and Tommy Johnson as assistants.But Johnson, who would have been head of recruitment, has accepted an alternative offer and discussions with all three have ended.Chairman Ron Martin said all three were set to sign contracts at Roots Hall on Wednesday before Johnson pulled out. TagsFootball League OneAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
The 2013 Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama lived up to the anticipated hype in what was arguably one of the greatest college football games in history.Auburn beat Alabama 34-28 on the final play of the game. After being tied with .1 second left in the game, the Alabama Crimson Tide missed a long last-second field goal, where the Tigers’ Chris Davis caught the ball in the back of the end zone and ran it back for a 109-yard touchdown.“What it was like?” Davis said. “Like I keep saying, God is good, God is good.”Auburn’s coach Gus Malzahn attributed the win partially to the fans.“We talked about that we wanted to keep it close, and if we could get it to the fourth quarter playing at home, with our crowd, we would find a way to win,” Malzahn said. “You know, the way we won the last two weeks is really unbelievable.”