A whirlwind of opera

first_img In 1932, this opera was a hit. Why has no one seen it since? In the Cabot dining hall before the PfoHo session, members ate alongside students, and discussed everything from developing new works to banana chips versus plantain chips. Flutist Emi Ferguson talked with vocalist Davóne Tines ’09 about “El Cimarrón,” a composition German Hans Werner Henze wrote in the late 1960s while living in Cuba.“It’s amazing, but really challenging,” said Ferguson, who later surprised diners with a short, Pied Piper-style solo to announce the night’s performances.A day later, AMOC performed at the i-lab in Allston. Aucoin led the audience in a group performance of Cornelius Cardew’s composition “The Great Learning,” based on a Confucius poem. With each change to a new line, each individual changed his or her pitch to a new sound heard from someone else in the room.Next came GoGwilt’s performance of an excerpt from composer Carolyn Chen’s “Study on Westhoff Suite in D minor.” GoGwilt was accompanied by dancer and choreographer Julia Eichten, who read a poem by GoGwilt that was inspired by fragments from the 17th-century Westhoff piece.“It’s our nature as well to be audacious, to take on subjects as many and diverse as possible,” said Winokur. “The point is to get as embedded as possible. The more the merrier.”For GoGwilt, who studied comparative literature as an undergrad and is now a teaching fellow at the University of California at San Diego, the residency felt like “coming a little full circle.”“I’m a writer and violinist, and in my time here as an undergraduate, I tried to find ways to combine these passions. It was great to be able to share the continuation of the work with current undergraduates.” Matt Aucoin ’12 returns to Harvard as co-artistic director of boundary-pushing company Jack Megan, director of the Office for the Arts, which co-sponsored the residency with the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, said putting “young artists in the everyday lived experience of our undergraduates” affirms the idea that “creativity is something we all live and breathe.”AMOC’s 17 artists all have individual careers that include performances, projects, and teaching, but their ensemble work with the company necessitates retreats and residencies that allow significant time for mutual inspiration. Relatedcenter_img As arts residencies go, American Modern Opera Company’s visit to Harvard was determinedly interactive — not to mention just plain active.A dozen members of the company spent nine days on campus during “Run AMOC!,” participating in more than a dozen events with more than 20 organizations. There were open rehearsals and workshops, public performances, a showcase for a recently discovered opera, and jam sessions with students from almost all of the Houses.“We especially wanted the time in the Houses to be creative working moments that were truly two-way dialogues. We wanted people to actively engage,” said AMOC managing director Jennifer Chen ’11, who started the company last year with Matthew Aucoin ’12 and Zack Winokur.Three days into the late-winter residency, the co-founders joined six other members of the troupe for an impromptu show at Pforzheimer House. Held in the Holmes Room with lights dimmed, the session began with duets from Claude Debussy and Anton Webern performed by Coleman Itzkoff and Conor Hanick (“Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor,” “Three Little Pieces, Opus 11”), followed by violinist Keir GoGwilt ’13 and violist Miranda Cuckson pairing up to perform Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Intrada Suite,” based on “Gulliver’s Travels.” Itzkoff returned for a cello solo from Pēteris Vasks’ “Das Buch.”Aucoin then invited students to participate in creating “a sonic atmosphere” around contemporary composer Pauline Oliveros’ “The Witness,” a piece marked by a set of parameters for improvisation. Some used traditional instruments while others tapped a music stand or made thwacking sounds with a belt.,These are 360° videos. If viewing on an iOS device, open the video on the YouTube app. Otherwise, click and drag your mouse, or move your mobile device around, to explore the 360° environment. For the most immersive experience, try using a headset, such as Google Cardboard.,Afterward, Mateo Lincoln, a Currier House junior concentrating in music and in comparative literature, was in awe of the talent on display.“It’s such cutting-edge music. AMOC could predict what classical music will look like in five to 10 years,” said Lincoln.Likewise, Asia Stewart, president of Harvard College Opera, a senior concentrating in government and studies of women, gender, and sexuality, considered the experience a glimpse at the future of American opera.“Seeing a lot of alums in the company was also really inspiring,” Stewart said. “While they were undergrads, many were not conservatory students, but music has remained integral to their lives. They innovate and keep pushing boundaries, finding ways to craft and explore sound — sounds that are not necessarily pleasant, but that strike you. That’s what I hope to do as a performer.”,“It’s such cutting-edge music. AMOC could predict what classical music will look like in five to 10 years.” — Mateo Lincoln, a junior concentrating in music and in comparative literature At Radcliffe, dreams of revival for African-American composer’s ‘Tom-Tom’ Modern opera with an old soullast_img read more

Australian company wants wind, solar to power massive new nickel mining project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Australian mining giant Oz Minerals says it is looking to use wind and solar to provide the bulk of the power needs for a giant new nickel project in a remote part of central Australia near the border of South Australia and Western Australia, some 800kms west of Uluru.Oz Minerals says a 55MW hybrid power plant would look to harness solar and wind energy to provide 70 to 80 per cent of the power needs of the West Musgrave project, backed up and balanced by battery storage and diesel generators.Oz Minerals says lower cost wind and solar are a crucial part of the decision on whether to go ahead with West Musgrave, which is Australia’s largest undeveloped copper and nickel project, given that power costs would account for around 40 per cent of the processing costs.“Large-scale solar photovoltaic and wind solutions are currently economically viable and technically mature solutions to reduce the project’s reliance on high cost fossil fuels for electricity generation,” the company says in a presentation released on Tuesday along with its half year results. “Baseline data collected over the last year has demonstrated a high quality, consistent solar and wind resource is available, with higher wind velocities at night offsetting the lack of solar power.”Oz Minerals is just the latest of a number of big and small mining groups that are now turning to wind and solar to deflect the soaring costs of diesel or gas generators, the traditional source of supply of mining projects such as this. But this would be by far the biggest installation.More: Mining giant looks to wind and solar to power huge nickel project Australian company wants wind, solar to power massive new nickel mining projectlast_img read more

Public health key to Indonesia’s economic recovery, Jokowi says

first_img“Let’s not restart the economy before we have properly handled this COVID-19 issue,” Jokowi added.Read also: Medics dying, infections soaring — it’s still the economy?The President’s statement came as an about-face following a number of government policies that sought to expedite the reopening of the country’s business sector and other public activities despite lingering virus fears.In May, for instance, the Transportation Ministry caught flak for allowing public transportation services to resume even as the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) ban remained in effect due to COVID-19 concerns.Last month, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry decided to postpone its initial plans to reopen several top tourist destinations in the country, including Bali, as the pandemic continued unabated.Meanwhile, in Jakarta, the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to soar following its decision to ease previously imposed restrictions as the capital, Indonesia’s financial hub and an engine of growth for the economy, gradually reopened the economy and businesses under health protocols beginning early June.The Health Ministry announced 3,444 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 194,109.The latest daily figures continue the upward COVID-19 trend in the archipelago, which began spiking in early August with health authorities confirming thousands of new cases every day. According to data released by the ministry on Sunday, 85 more people have died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 8,025.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reminded his aides to prioritize health and COVID-19 mitigation to ensure the survival of all facets of the nation’s development, including the country’s economy, which has been battered by the global pandemic.Health is key to economic recovery, Jokowi said.“Good health will lead to a good economy,” the President said during a meeting with his Cabinet members. “Our number one focus is health and COVID-19 mitigation.”He called on the national COVID-19 and economic recovery committee, as well as other related authorities, to put pandemic mitigation above all else, saying that economic recovery could only begin once public health has been restored.The President also warned about the possibility of the upcoming regional elections – set to take place on Dec. 9 – creating new COVID-19 infection clusters, urging the Home Ministry to take the necessary precautions to anticipate and prevent health hazards during the major political event.Furthermore, Jokowi called on the Health Ministry to devise a comprehensive testing plan so that every region across the archipelago could gain access to equal testing.last_img read more

Bennett first on stage five

first_img Stannard is second in the general classification and leads Switzerland’s Elmiger by six seconds. Bennett – a protege of Irish cycling great Sean Kelly – completed the 177km ride from Machynlleth to Caerphilly in four hours 35 minutes and 28 seconds. The 22-year-old, who was beaten to the line by Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) in Kendal on stage two, launched an attack from the middle of the group on Caerphilly Mountain having already conquered Cwm Owen and the Brecon Beacons. After clinching his first career stage victory, the Belgium-born rider told britishcycling.org.co.uk: “It was a real hard fight coming into the finish but I knew if I hung on up the climb that I would recuperate quick enough for the sprint and I just hung in. “It was a bit of a gamble going into the last corner – I went a bit wide – but I had enough acceleration to take the win.” The An Post-Chain Reaction rider out-sprinted Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) and Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) after a group of riders pulled clear on the second climb of the category one mountain in Wales. Ian Stannard (Team Sky) led team-mate and gold jersey-holder Wiggins and, by keeping the group together, successfully helped preserve the four-time Olympic gold medallist’s 37-second lead. Press Associationcenter_img Irishman Sam Bennett won the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain with a sprint finish into Caerphilly but Sir Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead.last_img read more

Dick Advocaat believes Sunderland will start picking up Premier League points

first_imgDick Advocaat is convinced the points will come if Sunderland play the way they did during their defeat to Tottenham. Press Association The Black Cats slipped back to the foot of the Barclays Premier League table as a result of their 1-0 reverse at the hands of Spurs, who snatched the points at the Stadium of Light on Sunday through Ryan Mason’s 82nd-minute winner. But having watched a team bolstered by the additions of late transfer window additions Fabio Borini and Ola Toivonen take the game to the visitors for much of the contest, Advocaat walked away feeling positive. The 67-year-old Dutchman said: “I said to the players, ‘If the fans are proud of you when you lose a game, but you give everything, it can only be better’. “And believe me, if we play the way we played today and give everything, the points will come because that’s football. “The way we played, I have not seen many games from us that we have played this way, this system and attacking-wise and the spirit in the team, the passing – that’s a little bit the way I like, and now we need a few more goals at the right time.” Sunderland were desperately unfortunate not to take a 26th-minute lead after Jermain Defoe beat keeper Hugo Lloris with a right-footed shot, only to see the ball come back off the foot of the post. The former Spurs striker was appealing in vain for a penalty before the break after being tugged back by defender Toby Alderweireld a split-second before he tested Lloris with a left-foot strike. Sunderland’s luck deserted them once again five minutes from time when substitute Jack Rodwell rattled the crossbar with Lloris beaten. Advocaat said: “It was maybe a penalty with Defoe when he pulls his arm – he can give it, he cannot give it – but sometimes you need a little bit of luck for a referee to give that. “But I have some problems with 1-0 because our team worked so hard to get a result and one point would have been a really good result against a side as good as Spurs.” Mason had scored what proved to be the decisive goal, after t he visitors gradually worked their way into the game with substitutes Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela making significant impacts as their hosts tired. Midfielder Dele Alli, who was one of those to make way, admitted a goal which secured a first league win of the campaign came as a relief. He told Spurs TV: “It was massive for us for our confidence. We have been playing really well in all the other games, but haven’t found that killer goal to get the winner, and we’re happy to do that. “We know what we can do and we know what we are capable of, and it was just a case of getting that goal. “We knew if we kept a clean sheet and kept a solid back four and defended well that the goal would come eventually, and I’m happy it did. “Obviously everyone was on their seats waiting for it to come and it was a case of waiting for that moment for the ball to go through and the player to finish it, and thankfully Ryan Mason did it today.” last_img read more

Yobo: All My 101 Caps for Nigeria Were Special

first_imgWith barely 48 hours to the planned testimonial game to celebrate Joseph Yobo’s retirement from football in Port Harcourt on Friday afternoon, the former Super Eagles captain reflected on his illustrious career yesterday, insisting all his 101 caps for Nigeria are special to him.Yobo insisted that he cannot single out any of his games in the national colour as better than the others.“I feel fulfilled playing for Nigeria. In fact, all the matches were special. I cannot tell you I treasure this one more than the other. Whether it was a friendly game or a World Cup, there was this special feeling I had anytime I put on the national colours,” stressed the former Everton and Fenerbahce defender while ruminating on his time at the senior national team. He continued; “Whether it was my debut against Zambia or my 87th against Rwanda when I became the most capped Nigerian at the time or the game against Argentina where I became the first Nigerian to reach 100 or even the last one against France, every moment was special”.As all roads lead to Port Harcourt for Yobo’s Centenary Testimonial on Friday, he has urged the new generation of Eagles to be more committed to the national team.“I am privileged to be the first Nigerian player to make FIFA’s exclusive Century Club. I feel so glad to have reached that milestone for my country. The younger ones should give the national team all their best. It is a privilege to be deemed worthy to wear the national colours in a country of over 170 million people”, he noted.He challenged the current crop of Eagles to arrest the national team’s decline.“Things are not going so well at the moment but it is also time for the players to take it upon themselves and rise to the occasion. I have a strong belief that this generation will even be greater given the abundance of young talented players coming through the ranks and the youth teams. I am happy the NFF has paid enough attention to the age-group teams. That is the way to go. There will never be shortage of talents. Watch out for the Super Eagles in future. A solid foundation is being laid,” he concluded.YOBO’S 101 INTERNATIONAL CAPS1.24/3/01 Zambia ACNq (Chingola) 1-12.21/4/01 Sierra Leone WCq (Freetown) 0-13.5/5/01 Liberia WCq (Port Harcourt) 2-04.2/6/01 Madagascar ACNq (Benin) 1-05.16/6/01 Namibia ACNq (Windhoek) 2-06.1/7/01 Sudan WCq (Omdurman) 4-07.29/7/01 Ghana WCq (Port Harcourt) 3-08.12/1/02 Cote d’Ivoire F (Bouake) 1-19.21/1/02 Algeria ACN (Bamako) 1-010.24/1/02 Mali ACN (Bamako) 0-011. 28/1/02 Liberia ACN (Mopti) 1-012.3/2/02 Ghana ACN (Bamako) 1-013. 7/2/02 Senegal ACN (Bamako) 1-214. 9/2/02 Mali ACN (Mopti) 1-015. 17/4/02 Scotland F (Aberdeen) 2-116. 16/5/02 Ireland F (Dublin) 2-117. 2/6/02 Argentina WC (Ibaraki) 0-118. 7/6/02 Sweden WC (Kobe) 1-219. 12/6/02 England WC (Osaka) 0-020. 29/3/03 Malawi ACNq (Blantyre) 1-021. 30/5/03 Ghana LG Cup (Abuja) 3-122. 1/6/03 Cameroun LG Cup (Lagos) (scored)3-023. 26/7/03 Venezuela F (Watford) 1-024. 27/1/04 Morocco ACN (Monastir) 0-125. 31/1/04 South Africa ACN (Monastir)(Scored)4-026. 4/2/02 Benin ACN (Sfax) 2-127. 8/2/04 Cameroun ACN (Monastir) 2-128. 11/2/04 Tunisia ACN (Rades) 3-6 (pen)29. 13/2/04 Mali ACN (Monastir) 2-130. 5/6/04 Rwanda WCq (Abuja) 2-031. 20/6/04 Angola WCq (Luanda) 0-132. 3/7/04 Algeria WCq (Abuja) (scored) 1-033. 9/10/04 Gabon WCq (Libreville) 1-134. 26/3/05 Gabon WCq (Port Harcourt) 2-035. 5/6/05 Rwanda WCq (Kigali) 1-136. 18/6/05 Angola WCq (Kano) 1-137. 17/8/05 Libya F (Tripoli) 1-038. 4/9/05 Algeria WCq (Oran) 5-239. 8/10/05 Zimbabwe WCq (Abuja) 5-140. 23/1/06 Ghana ACN (Port Said) 1-041. 27/1/06 Zimbabwe ACN (Port Said) 2-042. 31/1/06 Senegal ACN (Port Said) 2-143. 4/2/06 Tunisia ACN (Port Said) 6-5 (pen)44. 7/2/06 Cote d’Ivoire ACN (Alexandria) 0-145. 9/2/06 Senegal ACN (Cairo) 1-046. 2/9/06 Niger ACNq (Abuja) 2-047. 8/10/06 Lesotho ACNq (Maseru) 1-048. 6/2/07 Ghana F (London) 1-449. 24/3/07 Uganda ACNq (Abeokuta) 1-050. 2/6/07 Uganda ACNq (Kampala) 1-251. 8/9/07 Lesotho ACNq (Warri) 2-052. 21/1/08 Cote d’Ivoire ACN(Sekondi) 0-153. 25/1/08 Mali ACN (Sekondi) 0-054. 29/1/08 Benin ACN (Sekondi) 2-055. 3/2/08 Ghana ACN (Accra) 1-256. 27/5/08 Austria F (Graz) 1-157. 1/6/08 South Africa WCq (Abuja) 2-058. 7/6/08 Sierra Leone WCq (Freetown)(scored)1-059. 14/6/08 Eq.Guinea WCq (Malabo) (scored) 1-060. 21/6/08 Eq.Guinea WCq (Abuja) 2-061. 11/10/08 Sierra Leone WCq (Abuja) 4-162. 11/2/09 Jamaica F (London) 0-063. 29/6/09 Tunisia WCq (Rades) 0-064. 6/9/09 Tunisia WCq (Abuja) 2-265. 11/10/09 Mozambique WCq (Abuja) 1-066. 14/11/09 Kenya WCq (Nairobi) 3-267.6/1/10 Zambia F (Durban) 0-068. 12/1/10 Egypt ACN (Benguela) 1-369. 16/1/10 Benin ACN (Benguela) 1-070. 25/5/10 Saudi Arabia F (Austria) 0-071. 6/6/10 North Korea F (Jo’burg) 3-172. 12/6/10 Argentina WC (Jo’burg) 0-173. 17/6/10 Greece WC (Blomfoentin) 1-274. 22/6/10 South Korea WC (Durban) 2-275. 7/9/10 Madagascar ACNq (Calabar) 2-076. 10/10/10 Guinea ACNq (Conakry) 0-177. 9/2/11 Sierra Leone F (Lagos) 2-178. 27/3/11 Ethiopia ACNq (Abuja) 4-079. 29/3/11 Kenya F (Abuja) 3-080. 1/6/11 Argentina F (Abuja) 4-181. 5/6/11 Ethiopia ACNq (Addis Ababa)(scored)2-282. 4/9/11 Madagascar ACNq (Antananarivo)(scored)2-083. 8/10/11 Guinea ACNq (Abuja) 2-284. 11/10/11 Ghana F (London) 0-085. 12/11/11 Botswana F (Benin) 0-086. 15/11/11 Zambia F (Kaduna) 2-087. 28/2/12 Rwanda ACNq (Kigali) 0-088. 8/9/12 Liberia ACNq (Monrovia) 2-289. 9/1/13 Cape Verde F (Faro) 0-090. 21/1/13 Burkina Faso CAN (Nespruit) 1-191. 25/1/13 Zambia ACN (Rosenburg) 1-192. 3/2/13 Cote d’Ivoire ACN (Durban) 2-193. 6/3/13 Mali ACN (Jo’burg) 4-194. 10/2/13 Burkina Faso ACN (Jo’burg) 1-095. 28/5/14 Scotland F (London) 2-296. 4/6/14 Greece F (Philadelphia) 0-097. 7/6/14 USA F (Florida) 1-298. 16/6/14 Iran WC (Curitiba) 0-099. 21/6/14 Bosnia WC (Cuiaba) 1-0100. 25/6/14 Argentina WC (Porto Alegri) 2-3101 30/6/14 France WC (Brasilia) 0-2Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Childhood bond empowered Zack Mahoney to be president of Syracuse’s Uplifting Athletes chapter

first_imgZack Mahoney rubbed his hands on his knees to wipe away the sweat. His heart raced. The room went silent. Then, he smiled and hung up the phone. “Oh my god, I’m a walk-on at Syracuse,” Angela Donegan recalled Mahoney saying. “We were literally screaming,” Donegan added. It was the week of Christmas 2014, and Mahoney had just completed his redshirt freshman season at the College of DuPage in Illinois. His dream was to play at a Power 5 school, and that was his chance. Within three weeks, he had sent over his DuPage transcripts and been accepted to Syracuse to begin football on Jan. 3, 2015. When he received the call, Mahoney and members of the Donegan family cried. Mahoney was sitting on the couch next to one of his closest friends since the second grade, Blake Donegan. Blake battles Niemann-Pick disease, Type C, a lipid storage affliction that can cause liver damage and respiratory failure. He suffers seizures daily, his mother, Angela, said. The disease has no known cure and can be fatal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve kinda always been waiting for this bomb to drop,” Angela said.Whenever he’s home from Syracuse, in the offseason or on break, Mahoney visits Blake, often bringing with him Syracuse gear. Mahoney, Syracuse’s senior backup quarterback who has thrown for 18 touchdowns over three seasons, serves as the president of SU’s chapter for Uplifting Athletes, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 that is intended to raise awareness about rare diseases. Mahoney grew close with Blake, a childhood connection that empowered him to become the president of SU’s chapter.“On the first day of high school, when I saw him, he was in a wheelchair,” Mahoney said. “I was extremely confused, because over the school year he was running around, fine, and now to this day, he struggles to stand on his own. He struggles to eat by himself. He struggles to speak. It’s tough. He’s always in good spirits when I’m around. He’s given me a lot of inspiration for everything I do.”Blake cheered on Mahoney when he played at DuPage, a junior college. Though he has never been to the Carrier Dome, he expects to watch Mahoney’s final college game on Saturday at 12:20 p.m. from his television. The Orange (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) will host Boston College (6-5, 3-4) on Senior Day inside the Carrier Dome, and Mahoney will likely make his 10th and final career start under center. Courtesy of Zack MahoneyThis summer, Mahoney led Syracuse in its fifth annual “Lift for Life” event in which SU football players compete in physical activities to raise money for the chapter. In 2013, Syracuse joined Uplifting Athletes, which the Orange created to honor former punter and team captain Rob Long, who overcame Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a rare form of brain cancer that caused him to miss the final game of his career, the Pinstripe Bowl, in 2010. Long has been cancer free since March 2011 and now works as Uplifting Athletes’ director of development. It will be seven years next month since Long underwent the brain surgery that caused him to miss his final collegiate game. Now, Uplifting Athletes runs a network of 22 university chapters at Division I schools, including at Penn State, Clemson and Syracuse. Rare diseases affect fewer than 200,000 people in the United States, and Uplifting Athletes has had an economic impact of more than $400 million on the rare-disease community, per the organization. Mahoney will soon step down as president, but he has left footprints all over the Syracuse chapter. “Zack has been an incredible chapter president for us, part of a great pipeline of guys who step up,” Long said. “He’s done an excellent job rallying the team, getting all 120 voices of the program involved. Our growth has been special.”Mahoney wouldn’t be president if not for Blake, whom he met in elementary school. The pair bonded while playing football during recess. They played little league baseball together. But Mahoney didn’t see Blake for a full summer before ninth grade. Blake entered school that year in a wheelchair. Mahoney wondered why. For years, Angela kept Blake’s condition a secret. She said she did not want him to be treated differently from other kids. When he was 16, in 2011, Angela ended the secret.“He lost his ability to speak and he can’t walk much,” Angela said. “It frustrates him. Many kids have eating tubes. He can’t sit up and walk on his own. But he’s truly a fighter. People like Zack keep him going.”Mahoney has made 5:30 a.m. hospital visits to see Blake. He has banged on the Donegan family door at 11 p.m. when home on break, just to hug Blake. When they watch TV together, Mahoney sits right next to Blake and puts his arm around him. They lay together in a hammock in the Donegan backyard. Throughout high school and his career at Syracuse, Mahoney has kept in close contact with Blake. “The thing always impressed me,” said Tony Pendergast, Blake’s school nurse who rode the bus and went to every class with Blake for six years, “was that Zack greeted him in class. He included him in class activities. He sat with him. During lunch at the cafeteria, Zack would sometimes sit with us at our table. He was an example for other students. When you see Zack doing it, the quarterback, a very popular student, making all of this time for Blake, other kids would follow that.”Mahoney arrived at Syracuse in January 2015 as a walk-on. By February, he had heard about Uplifting Athletes and knew he wanted to be president because of all the times people have double-taked at Blake. The relationship between Blake and Mahoney has only grown. They snap each other daily. They FaceTime often. They play together in the pool or on a trampoline in the Donegan family’s backyard. Mahoney never hangs up the phone without telling Blake that he loves him. Before Blake had a scheduled surgery early this month, Mahoney called him to wish him good luck. And every time he visits, Mahoney doesn’t leave without giving Blake a hug and a kiss.”I love you, brother,” Mahoney always says. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 25, 2017 at 1:26 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

8 Syracuse seniors to use extra year of eligibility

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Eight Syracuse women’s lacrosse seniors announced Wednesday that they intend to return next season using the NCAA’s additional year of eligibility.Morgan Alexander, Cara Quimby, Ella Simkins, Vanessa Costantino, Lila Nazarian, Bella Recchion, Morgan Widner and Kerry Defliese joined Emily Hawryschuk and Asa Goldstock in returning to Syracuse after the 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus. Ten of this season’s 11 seniors, excluding fifth-year captain Mary Rahal, will rejoin the Orange for a final year.“We’re excited to have this great group coming back in 2021 to help us take care of unfinished business from this season,” SU head coach Gary Gait said in a press release. “They have a passion for the sport of lacrosse and for Syracuse University.”Alexander, who started the first four games of the season at left attack before suffering a season-ending leg injury, will be returning for a sixth year alongside Quimby. Widner was SU’s draw specialist, leading the Orange with 24 draw controls in 2020. Simkins and Defliese were starting members of the best defense in the nation, allowing seven goals per game. Costantino was a key member of the second midfield line, appearing in all eight games and contributing four goals and four assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation with a 7-1 record, their only loss coming in a narrow defeat to No. 5 Stony Brook. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 20, 2020 at 3:52 pm Contact Alex: [email protected] | @alexhamer8last_img read more

Baba Rahman ‘agrees personal terms’ with Roma

first_imgRoma director Walter Sabatini is working to bolster the wingback position and has agreed terms with Baba Abdul Rahman.Sabatini has been negotiating hard this weekend and on Sunday he reached an agreement with Ghana left back Baba Abdul Rahman. But now needs to finish terms with Augsburg.Roma have offered Baba a 5 year contract with annual wages of €2.2 million a year.The Italian giants shrugged off English Premier League champions Chelsea who were giving the Black Stars defender €1.8 million in annual wages and €15 million to Augsburg.The German club, however, is asking for €25 million plus bonuses to sell the 21 year old . While Roma waits to bridge the gap with Ausburg, the Italians have an agreement with Baba.The interest Manchester City and Arsenal are among the stellar list of clubs to have registered an interest in signing the Afcon runner up.His rise has been meteoric, as he joined Augsburg from Greuther Fürth only last summer. And a summer before was playing in Ghana.He has also been the subject of inquiries from Juventus, Internazionale and Atlético Madrid after an impressive season in the Bundesliga.But it is understood that he would favour a move to England this season, with Chelsea having contacted his representatives last month over making a potential bid. Manchester City are also keeping tabs on his situation as they search for a long-term solution to their problem left-back position, with neither Aleksandar Kolarov or Gaël Clichy having made the role his own. Despite the presence of Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal in his squad, the Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, has also been impressed by Rahman, who helped Augsburg finish fifth in the Bundesliga last season – the highest finish in the club’s history.Last week, Augsburg’s sporting director Stefan Reuter insisted they wanted to hold on to a player who still has four years of his contract remaining.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag on Facebook and Twitter is #JoySportslast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: At least 8 teams have inquired about deal for Mets’ Noah Syndergaard

first_imgThe Mets are expected to be sellers this month and they’re reportedly exploring moving Zack Wheeler, Jason Vargas and Todd Frazier, amongst others. Yet, New York enters play Thursday on a four-game winning streak and is just five games out of the second wild-card spot with a 44-51 record.Syndergaard is set to pitch Thursday against the Giants. He’ll face Madison Bumgarner, who’s also reportedly available. Syndergaard has regressed in 2019 as he holds a 7-4 record with a 4.55 ERA in 18 starts. But, he remains an attractive asset because he’ll be under team control through the 2021 season.  SNY’s report adds: Related News The Mets have indicated in public and private that they do not intend to move Syndergaard this month. One source estimated that he will make between $8.5 and $11 million next year, which is a relative bargain for a pitcher of his caliber.But as previously reported, Syndergaard is highly unlikely to remain a Met long-term, making it logical to trade him with two years of control remaining. Once he starts next season, his value will begin to decrease.Syndergaard was an All-Star as a 23-year-old in 2016 and the Mets want “multiple top prospects” in exchange for him, according to an earlier report from SNY.The Padres are interested in Syndergaard while the Brewers are “monitoring” his availability, according to MLB.com. “Some within the Astros organization are intrigued” by him, as well, that report [email protected] brought the goods. #CarryTheFreight 💪 pic.twitter.com/SOHOpD5UkU— New York Mets (@Mets) July 14, 2019″I’m trying not to pay too much attention to (the trade rumors),” Syndergaard said earlier this month, via MLB.com. “As of right now, I love being a Met. If something were to ever change, it would definitely be bittersweet just because New York City itself, the fanbase and just the guys in this clubhouse have a special place in my heart.” Giants’ Madison Bumgarner discusses trade rumors: ‘I feel like I’ve done a good job of blocking it out’ Dominic Smith doesn’t want to be traded: ‘I only want to play for the Mets’ The Mets will have plenty of options if they decide to trade Noah Syndergaard.At least eight teams have called New York to inquire about a deal for the 26-year-old starter, according to a report from SNY. The Mets, however, are still unlikely to move Syndergaard before the July 31 deadline, the report says. MLB trade rumors: What could Yankees, Astros, Padres offer for Noah Syndergaard?last_img read more