first_imgMaster Blaster Sachin Tendulkar set new records on Tuesday when he scored his 51st Test century against South Africa in Cape Town.A look at his recordsThis is Tendulkar’s second ton in Cape Town.He is the first non-South African to score two Test centuries in Cape Town. His first century came during the 1996-97 tour when he scored 169.This is Tendulkar’s 5th ton on South African soil – the maximum by any overseas batsman. Englishman Wally Hammond and Aussie Neil Harvey had scored four apiece.This is Tendulkar’s 7th century against South Africa. Only Neil Harvey and Ricky Ponting have scored 1 more.Amazingly, this is his 12th Test ton after turning 35. England’s Graham Gooch is the only other batsman to hit as many Test centuries after the age of 35.An indication of his spectacular overseas performance is that he has scored 29 Test centuries away from home – the highest by any batsman.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing his post on the social media, South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes saw the funny side of the incident and questioned Hayden on why he had a map of Tamil Nadu on his forehead.“@haydos359 is that a map of The Tamil Nadu coast u are wearing on your forehead? Real commitment buddy!!! Some of us softies take the easy option and just get tattoos!!,” commented Rhodes.Matthew Hayden was one of the most successful cricketers in the history of Australian cricket. He, who retired in 2009 scored 8,625 runs which included 30 centuries from 103 Tests. His highest score of 380 vs Zimbabwe in 2003 was once a world record in tests, before Brian Lara went on to beat it 6 months later.Also Read:Cricket: The secret behind the improvements in Kohli’s game: turning vegan Advertisement(Photo Courtesy: ABC)Former Australia opener, Matthew Hayden, has said that he “dodged a bullet” after suffering a fractured bone in his neck and ligament damage while surfing.The 46-year-old, who was surfing with his son in south of Brisbane has said on his Instagram account on Saturday that he came off second best with a “Straddie back bank” and that it was “game over for a few days”.He then posted a photo of himself and thanked the staffs at Straddie who were helpful to him during his time in the hospital. “Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Stradbroke Island who have been so supportive,” he said. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Scouse tough to understandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits he struggles to understand the Scouse accent.The 26-year-old says he finds it easier to understand his foreign team-mates when they speak English than the native Brits.He told the Daily Star: “The British accent is hard for me to understand. In Brazil, we’re used to hearing American-English.“It’s been easier to understand my non-English teammates speaking English than the local ones.“Hopefully, I can improve my vocabulary.”Accents aside, Alisson says he’s “comfortable and happy” with his new life in Liverpool, with his wife Natalia.He said: “It’s been easier to adapt to England than it was moving from Brazil to Italy, probably because I’m more mature and experienced now.“Signing for Liverpool was a huge step forward in my career and I’m really proud to be here.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgArt Briles is no longer the head coach at Baylor, and if the latest report by Joe Schad is true, it looks like some of his assistants may be out soon too. Schad, formerly of ESPN, posted a long note to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, reporting that a former Baylor student named Dolores Lozano claims she was assaulted by former football player Devin Chafin and that both Briles and assistant Jeff Lebby knew about it. She even alleges that she and Lebby exchanged texts about the situation. She says that she brought allegations to the Waco Police, but Chafin was allowed to continue playing. She says the school never had a formal hearing either.Schad also reports details of the alleged assault and includes photos of the injuries Lozano reportedly suffered from the incident. dolores lozano facebookHere is a photo provided to me by former Baylor student Dolores Lozano pic.twitter.com/lHAwUnI0g3— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016Jeff Lebby, currently the Baylor passing game/RBs coach, did not have immediate comment about Lozano’s claims— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016The fallout at Baylor does not appear to be over just yet. Obviously, this is awful. Expect more repercussions here.last_img read more

first_imgTexas Longhorns coach Tom Herman holding a whistle in his mouth.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Tom Herman’s wife, Michelle Herman, unfortunately found her name in the headlines this week thanks to former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith.Smith, who coached with Herman at Ohio State, made some serious accusations against the Herman family during a lengthy Twitter rant.The former Buckeyes’ head coach accused the Hermans of several things, including helping Brett McMurphy break his domestic violence stories.Texas’ head coach appeared to respond to Smith’s accusations with an “OK. Cool. #HookEm” text message that has gone super viral.Mrs. Herman doesn’t seem to be afraid of any of the talk.Check out what she’s wearing to tonight’s game:Gameday ready! Thanks @NNVaughns for the t-shirt. Don’t forget a portion of the proceeds are being donated to Woman Called Moses @wcmcares ?? pic.twitter.com/23o43KJkDF— Michelle Herman (@belletjh) November 17, 2018Michelle Herman also changed her Twitter bio to the following:tom herman's wife has changed her twitter profileWell played, Mrs. Herman.last_img read more

first_imgHyderabad ODI: Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni power India to 6-wicket win over AustraliaBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46). Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni’s partnership helped India reach the target of 237 with 8 balls to spare in Hyderabad.advertisement Rohan Sen HyderabadMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 21:48 IST Kedar Jadhav top-scored for India as the hosts beat Australia by 6 wickets (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match seriesMS Dhoni made 59 not out, while Kedar Jadhav top-scored with an unbeaten 81Dhoni and Jadhav were involved in a 141-run unbroken partnership for the fifth-wicketBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46) Full Scorecard | HighlightsMS Dhoni produced yet another match-winning performance on Saturday as he led India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the first one-day international in Hyderabad. Dhoni was ably supported by Kedar Jadhav in the run chase of 237 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal.India rode on Dhoni’s unebeaten 59 and Jadhav’s 81 not out to reach the target of 237 in 48.2 overs after they restricted the Aussies to 236 for 7 in the first innings.Dhoni and Jadhav stitched a 141-run partnership for the fifth-wicket off 149 balls to anchor the run-chase which had turned a bit tricky for the hosts after they lost the wickets of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu in quick succession early on.Rohit and Kohli gave India a solid start with their 76-run partnership after Nathan Coulter-Nile removed Shikhar Dhawan for a golden duck in the second over. Kohli made 44 while Rohit scored 37.100-run partnership between @JadhavKedar & @msdhoni #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/AqYhv8U9QzBCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019But their departure and Rayudu’s failure to play a big innings shifted the pressure back on India when Jadhav joined Dhoni in the middle with the score reading 99 for 4.But Dhoni’s calming influence combined with Jadhav’s attacking play worked out perfectly for the hosts as they cruised to the target in the end.Kedar Jadhav continues with his lucky charm…. India have won 44 ODIs out of the 55 in which Jadhav has been a part of the ODI team. That’s 80% win record – highest for any player in ODIs with 50+ appearances. #INDvAUS @sagarcasmadvertisementRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) March 2, 2019During his knock Dhoni, who is averaging over 141 in ODIs this year, also went past Rohit Sharma to as the batsmen with the most sixes in the 50-over format for India. Dhoni now has 216 sixes in ODIs while Rohit has 215, followed by Sachin Tendulkar with 195 sixes.MS Dhoni finishes it off in style.Kedar Jadhav (81*) and MS Dhoni (59*) hit half-centuries as #TeamIndia win by 6 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/HHA7FfEDjZBCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019Earlier, a superb bowling effort from India saw them restrict Australia to a below-par total after being asked to field by Aaron Finch.Pacer Mohammed Shami led the attack with figures of 2 for 44 in 10 overs while chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 46 in 10 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (1 for 31) made up for a rare off-day by Jasprit Bumrah, who picked up 2 wickets for 60 in 10 overs.Usman Khawaja (50) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored the runs for the visitors but never looked in full flow as the Indian attack displayed its versatility.Also Read | MS Dhoni overtakes Rohit Sharma for most sixes for India in ODIsAlso Read | Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow MS DhoniFollow Kedar JadhavFollow 1st ODIFollow Hyderabadlast_img read more

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Greenville, S.C. is definitely coming of age as a great tourist playground and vibrant place to earn a living. Known in the early 1900s as the “Textile Center of the World,” Greenville is now getting some recognition as a serious food town and was noted by CNN Money as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.With fall approaching, the Greenville area offers great hiking and biking opportunities along with amazing farm-to-table restaurants with complementary beverage options that we think are the perfect way to end a perfect day. Let our travel guide to Greenville help you figure out where to eat, play, and stay in this city filled with Southern charm.PLAYFalls Park on the Reedy River  features the $4.5 million dollar Liberty Bridge (above) designed as sort of an optical illusion—it appears to be floating in mid-air. If you’re into exploring on a bicycle, check out the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Don’t have a bike with you? No big deal—Reedy Rides can get you set up: $20 for half day rental; $30 for full day.SHOPTucked just around the corner from Main Street, a shop called We Took to the Woods beckons with its appreciation for unique items and surprising finds. We especially love their hand-poured soy candles in a variety of rich, masculine scents.For your dose of Southern prep head to Rush Wilson Limited at 23 W. North Street. They have perfect pieces to build your wardrobe—from suits and dress shirts, to casual attire, outerwear, accessories, and shoes. Plus, you can even find an authentic Scottish kilt here. They carry Lochcarron of Scotland.EAT & DRINKAn excellent way to find out about the city’s history is to join John Nolan, owner of Greenville History Tours, for a downtown walk, driving tour, or culinary tour.We recommend Nolan’s “At the Chef’s Table” tour, which takes participants to five highly-rated restaurants in the downtown area: Soby’s on the Side, Nose Dive, Soby’s New South Cuisine, Passerelle Bistro, and The Lazy Goat.It’s a rare treat to experience five different restaurants within a two and a half hour span. You’ll sample creative dishes and drinks at each eatery and also get to chat with the chefs who prepared your food.Between stops, Nolan teaches about Greenville’s history as well as provides insight about what makes this town a hot place to visit or live.If you want to feel like you have stepped into the ultimate gentleman’s club, head to Hall’s Chop House for a martini and a serious steak. All of their meat comes from Allen Brothers of Chicago and can’t be beat. Oh and they don’t play around when it comes to Sunday brunch.You’ll also rub shoulders with area chefs each Saturday morning at the Saturday Market. It runs 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays, May through October. Local farmers and other vendors sell fresh produce, plants and other items, plus cooking demos and samples. Find it on Main Street at McBee Avenue.STAYThe downtown area is the place to be. Park House Bed & Breakfast offers great convenience with its location within walking distance of downtown. This 100-year old home features four guest rooms and a guest cottage, which is a fully furnished three room apartment with its own entrance and garden.We are also fans of The Westin Poinsett in the heart of downtown. Built in 1925 it was fully restored in 2000 and is still ‘Carolina’s Finest.”Top photo courtesy of VisitGreenvilleSC; Nose Dive catfish dish photo by Hannah Milling. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Citieslast_img read more

first_imgzoom Kalmar, part of Cargotec, wants to clarify the press release published on 24 September 2013 regarding a ship-to-shore crane heightening project in the south of Spain. ZPMC is in fact the main contractor, while Kalmar, as one of ZPMC’s subcontractors, is providing the needed local operations for this project. ZPMC Vice-President, Mr Huang Qing-feng says: “The project in Spain is an excellent example of cooperation between companies working in the same field, with the target to improve the efficiency of customers’ operations. The emerging large vessels have led to more demand for increased capacity of existing cranes. It is apparent that companies like ours and Kalmar have anticipated this development and that both companies are equipped for such undertakings. Both companies have been working with the client for many years, and the project in Spain shows co-existence and cooperation. We are all in the same pond, and the ultimate required result is customer’s satisfaction.”ZPMC has a long-term relation with Mareiport, which was acquired by Kalmar this May. This acquisition is part of Kalmar’s strategic intent to become a multi-brand service provider, which does not rule out cooperation with other equipment manufacturers. ZPMC and Kalmar have currently various crane services projects and related opportunities on-going. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Cargotec, November 11, 2013 My locationlast_img read more

Rabat – Saad Lamjarred’s agent shared a statement from his management team defending the pop singer who is accused of two rapes in France.The agent, Karim Abi Yaghi, shared the communiqué on Instagram, saying that the artist was placed in custody in Aix-En-Provence in southeastern France on September 18, where he will remain until the end of the investigation.The statement added that, originally, the bail judge in Draguignan, France, decided “to release him and put him under judicial control until the end of the investigation.” However, the prosecutor of the city, which requested that Saad Lamjarred be remanded to detention, “appealed in September the decision of the bail judge of freedoms.” The statement affirmed that the court has not made a verdict on the two rape cases in Saint Tropez and Paris.After his arrest in 2016 in the rape case of a French national and subsequent supervised release, authorities arrested Lamjarred in a rape case in August in Saint Tropez.After 48 hours in custody, Lamjarred was released after he paid a bail of €150,000.Some Moroccan citizens and local radio channels, including Hit Radio and Radio 2M,  boycotted his songs, popularizing the viral hashtag campaign: #Masaktach (I will not be hushed).The first French person to accuse Lamjarred of rape, Laura Prioul, took to her Twitter to thank people boycotting Lamjarred’s song, writing the Masaktch hashtag.“A big thank you for the #, the boycotts, and the messages of support and finally the justice!!! #Masaktach,” she tweeted.The Moroccan singer’s named was also ruled off the list of nominees in the All Africa Awards (AFRIMA) competition, which will take place in Ghana in November. The competition removed Lamjarred’s name due to the rape charges. read more

Today’s closures mean UN agencies’ stocks of essential goods in Gaza continue to dwindle, several weeks after Israeli authorities imposed tight restrictions on entry to and exit from the area where an estimated 1.4 million Palestinians live.The humanitarian situation in Gaza, where the power supply remains out for most of the day, is being exacerbated by the current spell of unusually cold weather, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).The agency has managed to provide about 112,500 litres of fuel to Gazan officials dealing with waste management, but this is short of the amount needed, resulting in garbage piling up along the streets.Gaza’s schools are scheduled to re-open tomorrow after the winter break, but they will probably have no heating or electricity, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported. UNRWA-run schools will also have no books as Israel has not allowed the agency to take paper into Gaza.UNRWA has so far received only 1 per cent of the $237 million it sought in urgent humanitarian aid last December when it launched its consolidated appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory. 1 February 2008No trucks carrying relief supplies were able to enter the Gaza Strip from Israel today as all the border crossings remained closed, the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process (UNSCO) reported. read more

18 October 2011Applications for asylum in developed countries rose by 17 per cent in the first six months of this year, with most of those seeking admission coming from countries with a history of population displacement, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. Some 198,300 asylum applications were lodged in the period between 1 January and 30 June, compared to 169,300 in the same period last year, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its ‘Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries’ report for the first half of the year.Requests for asylum normally peak during the second half of the year, and UNHCR projects that this year could see 420,000 applications, the largest total number of asylum-seekers trying to get legal admission into industrialized countries in eight years.The survey found increases in asylum claims by Tunisians, Ivorians and Libyans – 4,600, 3,300 and 2,000 claims respectively – but their overall impact on the rate of application rates in industrialized countries has been limited.Of the 44 countries surveyed, the main countries of origin for asylum seekers remained largely unchanged from previous surveys: Afghanistan (15,300 claims); China (11,700); Serbia [and Kosovo] (10,300); Iraq (10,100); and Iran (7,600).This year “has been a year of displacement crises unlike any other I have seen in my time as High Commissioner,” said António Guterres, the head of UNHCR.“Their impact on asylum claims in industrialized countries seems to have been lower so far than might have been expected, as most of those who fled went to neighbouring countries. Nonetheless we are grateful that the industrialized States have continued to respect the right of people to have their claims to asylum heard.”By continent or region, Europe registered the highest number of claims with 73 per cent of all asylum applications in industrialized countries. Only Australasia saw a significant decline in applicants – 5,100 claims compared with 6,300 a year earlier.By country, the United States received more applications (36,400) than any other industrialized country, followed by France (26,100), Germany (20,100), Sweden (12,600) and the United Kingdom (12,200). The Nordic region was the only European region to see a decline in asylum applications.In North-East Asia, applications more than doubled – 1,300 claims were lodged in Japan and South Korea compared to 600 in the first half of 2010. read more

Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. announced Monday that David Coleal will take over as president of Bombardier Business Aircraft effective June 15, 2015.Bombardier president and CEO Alain Bellemare says Coleal will succeed Eric Martel, who is leaving the company after 13 years to pursue other career opportunities.Before joining Bombardier in 2008, Coleal was president and chief operating officer of Cirrus Design Corporation, and has held management positions at McKinsey and Company, Caterpillar and New United Motor Manufacturing.Quebec says it won’t ‘abandon’ Bombardier Inc amid restructuringBombardier Inc to slash 1,750 jobs as demand for business jets divesWhy Bombardier Inc’s new head of commercial aircraft wants the world to meet the CSeries — againBombardier — a manufacturer of planes and trains — also announced Monday that it has hired procurement expert Jean-Paul Pellissier as a special adviser to conduct an extensive review of its supply chain.Last week, Bombardier announced that it was cutting 1,750 employees in Montreal, Toronto and Ireland over the coming months — a move expected to save about U$135 million a year.Up to 1,000 of the lost jobs will be in Montreal, where Bombardier has its main operations, while 480 positions are on the chopping block in Toronto and another 280 in Belfast.The cuts will begin in June and continue until the first quarter of 2016, said the company, which employs more than 70,000 people, about half in its aerospace division. read more

At least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children’s care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.The children’s agency is working with the Government and the Nepal Police to reduce the risk of trafficking through targeted action and policy measures. “UNICEF feared a surge in trafficking cases after the two earthquakes”, said Tomoo Hozumi, a UNICEF representative in Nepal over the weekend. “Loss of livelihoods and worsening living conditions may allow traffickers to easily convince parents to give their children up for what they are made to believe will be a better life.”The traffickers, he stressed, promise education, meals and a better future. But the reality is that many of those children could end up being “horrendously exploited and abused”, Mr. Hozumi warned.Trafficking was rife in Nepal even before the 25 April earthquake, with an estimated 12,000 children trafficked to India every year, according to a 2001 International Labour Organisation (ILO) study.Girls not recruited into prostitution could be also sold as domestic slaves in India and other countries and boys taken into forced labour. After disasters such as earthquakes, there is a risk that trafficking will increase. Families may also be more easily convinced to send their children to orphanages in Kathmandu and Pokhara, UNICEF noted, a trend that began following the civil war with promises of safety and education.Prior to the Nepal earthquake, approximately 15,000 children lived in child care homes in Nepal, and were potentially at risk of poorly-regulated adoption, exploitation and abuse. More than 85 per cent of these children had at least one living parent.UNICEF has been working closely with the Nepalese government – who has suspended international adoption right after April 25 – and other partners to speed up and bolster the response on child trafficking prevention, including by supporting the police to establish or strengthen almost a hundred checkpoints and police stations throughout the country and the earthquake affected districts.The Funds is also providing support to national NGOs, as well as all relevant actors, to confirm that all alleged cases of trafficked are verified and all children accounted for through the strengthening of information management and coordination systems.In addition, UNICEF has spearheaded an awareness and public information campaign on child protection in Nepal following the earthquakes. To date, 40,000 flyers on prevention of family separation and trafficking have been distributed in all 14 affected districts, including to police stations, IDP camps, communities and local organisations.To raise awareness on the negative consequences of ‘Orphanage Voluntourism’, UNICEF has been working closely with the tourism and volunteering sectors. Forty national and international agencies that recruit volunteers for orphanages in Nepal have been identified and encouraged to discontinue their orphanage volunteering programmes, eight of them already having suspended their volunteering programmes in Nepal.“To re-build damaged rural communities and keep families together is the best way to help children in Nepal to recover from the earthquake,” Mr Hozumi concluded. read more

“Businesses, across many industries, can help prevent human rights violations from occurring,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra-ad Al Hussein, said in a statement released by his Office (OHCHR). “It is heartening to see companies playing an active role in furthering the trend towards ending use of the death penalty.” Pfizer announced that it would restrict the sale of seven products that have been part of lethal injection protocols in some States. Resale will be restricted and Government entities will be required to certify that the products they purchase will not be used for any penal purposes. Pfizer has said it will monitor the distribution consistently. Mr. Zeid called on all businesses to act in accordance with their human rights responsibilities as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, to “avoid causing or contributing to adverse human rights impacts through their own activities, and address such impacts when they occur” as well as to “seek to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts that are directly linked to their operations, products or services.” The High Commissioner noted that other companies beyond the pharmaceutical industry may be involved in activities relating to the administration of the death penalty, and called on such businesses to carry out human rights due diligence across their operations to ensure that they are not in any way contributing to the use of capital punishment. Mr. Zeid also urged States not to resort to questionable sources for the drugs required to administer lethal injections. He stressed that the UN opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances. read more

Spy Dénommé-Welch wanted to fully experience a new dance-opera production about Canada’s residential schools that premiered recently at Toronto’s Luminato Festival.He did that by going seat by seat by seat.At each of the four performances of Bearing, staged in the round at the Canadian Opera Company from June 22 to 24, the indigenous composer and Assistant Professor in Brock’s Faculty of Education carefully selected different seats around the theatre to watch the musicians, dancers and actors.All the while, nearby audience members were unaware of the connection that Dénommé-Welch, a Dora-nominated writer and composer, had to the production. Last year, he and his composing partner Catherine Magowan were commissioned by Bearing’s director Michael Greyeyes to write original music, titled “Sojourn,” for the production’s third and final act.  Dénommé-Welch says his multiple views of the performance only deepened his sense of privilege in helping shape such a powerful and important story. Productions staged in the round have audience members placed on at least three sides of the stage.“Bearing is a very complex production,” he says. “There is a lot to take in and I wanted to see it all from different vantage points. Some storylines, depending on where I was sitting, affected me differently from one performance to another.“Staging it in the round was unique for me as a musician. It gave actors, dancers and musicians an equal playing field, and having live music made it very affecting for the audience.”Dénommé-Welch describes Bearing as a future generational exploration of the legacy of residential schools on one family. The production features nine dancers/actors, including three who are indigenous, as well as indigenous opera singer Marion Newman, a chorus and an orchestra of classical musicians.The music in the first two acts is set to Bach’s Motet “Jesu, meine Freude” BWV 227 and Claude Vivier’s “Wo Bist du Licht.”To begin their creative process, Dénommé-Welch and Magowan attended early production workshops to get a feel for the tone of the first two acts. They knew their Act 3 composition would feature the mezzo-soprano voice of Newman, in the role of Sojourner, and the percussion and strings sections of the orchestra.“We wanted our music to give the characters space to move through as Sojourner bundled the various feelings, such as sorrow and pain, that the characters have been wrestling with throughout the story,” Dénommé-Welch says. “We envisioned a voice coming from empowerment. She is a messenger. She puts forward a call as a symbol to represent empowerment, resilience and resistance.”He describes the audience experience as moving, with a range of emotions.“A mix of feelings is a good sign. It’s a good place to put people, because this is a confusing and complex issue,” Dénommé-Welch says. “There are terrifically strong responses to the production because it is dealing with something that has an ugly history. The production opened more questions and I believe that’s a good thing.”Dénommé-Welch has a number of other projects on the go. He is completing a chamber work with the goal of presenting it next year in a public workshop presentation and this November he will premiere new work for voice/actor, contrabassoon and piano at the Native Earth Performing Arts’ Weesageechak Festival. He also continues to plug away at his second full-length opera with a production date anticipated in the next few years.As for his research, Dénommé-Welch is a principal investigator of two projects including one funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council that examines representations of indigenous identity and gender in music and production. read more

Sydney Bryk’s face lit up as she shared with Terry Varcoe stories of her archaeological adventures in Italy.The Classics Master of Arts student regaled the former Brock University Vice-President, Administration with tales of her excavations in Pompeii and Marzamemi — both made possible through an award endowed in honour of Terry’s late wife.Francesca Patten (MA ’18) and Sydney Bryk (BA ’18) excavating in Pompeii. Bryk used the Trine Varcoe Memorial Award to gain excavation experience this past summer at The Venus Pompeiana Project, a collaboration between the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Mount Allison University and the University of Missouri.The Trine Varcoe Memorial Award, named for the beloved Brock alumna, is given annually to an undergraduate student pursuing an approved classical studies abroad program. It is department’s largest award.The Varcoes’ lives were intertwined with Brock for decades beginning in 1965, as they married only five months after Terry began his 37-year career with the University.He felt it only fitting that after Trine’s sudden death in 2002 that she be remembered in a meaningful way at her alma mater.It was after taking interest in a course with Classics Professor David Rupp that Trine (BA ’86), who already had a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, opted to pursue an honours degree in Classics. When it came time to decide which University department would receive the award in her name, Terry said it was an “easy choice” given how much Trine enjoyed her Classics experience.Professor Richard Parker recommended the award be used to help students travel to work on archaeological digs and the concept resonated with Terry.“Although Trine had not been on a dig, I knew this would appeal to her,” Terry said. The Varcoes had travelled to both Greece and Turkey and Trine had enjoyed visiting many archaeological sites.Bryk (BA ’18) was thankful for the opportunities the award provided and was touched by the chance to share her gratitude with Terry directly during his visit to campus earlier this month.“The award allowed me to follow my dream of being an archaeologist,” she said. “Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to go away on the excavations in Italy last spring and summer.”Bryk excavated in Pompeii with a team from Mount Allison University and then worked on the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project with Brock’s Associate Professor Elizabeth Greene. This project involves the underwater excavation of a shipwreck that sank while carrying prefabricated architectural elements for an early Byzantine church in the sixth century AD.“It was so nice to hear Terry speak about his late wife and her passion for Classics,” Bryk said. “It really made me reflect upon his donation and be even more grateful for the experiences I’ve had because of it.“I think that Trine Varcoe would be happy to see what we have been doing in her memory.” read more

Freshman pitcher Curtiss Irving (26) throws the ball to redshirt-junior Josh Dezse (33) during a game against Ball State April 17 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU lost, 8-6.Credit: Brian Bassett / Lantern photographerIn order to finish out the final month of the regular season the way it wants to, the Ohio State baseball team needs to regroup in a series away from conference play.“It’s very good for us right now, we need to have some non-Big Ten play,” OSU coach Greg Beals said.After losses at West Virginia Tuesday and at home against Ball State the following day, the Buckeyes (21-17, 4-8) are scheduled to continue their non-conference slate with a three-game series against Murray State (16-18, 9-9) over the weekend at Bill Davis Stadium.Senior pitcher Greg Greve agreed with his coach and said the Buckeyes have to use this opportunity to compose themselves before hitting the road for a series with Purdue starting April 25.“It’s nice to kind of get a week off to regroup a little bit here, kind of figure a few things out,” Greve said. “That doesn’t mean that it’s any less pressure to win, but it’s nice for us as a team to try to get back on track.”With a 5-7 record in the month of April, Greve said the team is currently struggling, but it is important to think of the season in the long-term.“Obviously we’re a little down but you know it’s a long season, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. We’re going through a little bit of a rough stretch here but we know we’ve got the talent to win games,” Greve said. “We just have to stick with the process, keep doing the little things right and things will start to go our way.”Although he agreed the Murray State series could be a good time to “fix some little things,” redshirt-junior pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse said he is anxious to get the chance to play another Big Ten team.“It kind of takes some of the pressure off, but I think some of us are eager to get going in the Big Ten, we got it rolling against Penn State and we need to keep that train going,” Dezse said, referring to how the Buckeyes took two of three from the Nittany Lions last weekend.Despite the recent skid, Dezse said the team’s mission is the same as it was when the season started.“I think there’s still a goal and the goal is to make the (NCAA) tournament and win the tournament,” Dezse said. “So our eyes are still set on our goal, I think the team’s demeanor is still all right and we’ll be fine.”Greve has been dominant in his last two starts against Nebraska and Penn State, throwing 15.0 scoreless innings while striking out five and only allowing nine hits.“I spotted up my fastball well last weekend (against Penn State), I was able to throw some off-speed (pitches) for strikes,” Greve said. “I just need to go out there and try to do the same thing, throw some strikes and let my defense get some outs for me.”First pitch against Murray State is set for Friday at 6:35 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

Ohio State upperclassmen begin their fall camp. Senior wide receiver Dontre Wilson on the first day on fall camp. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports Editor On Saturday, the 2016 Ohio State football team moved into their living quarters at the Hyatt in Columbus, just outside of the university, until all students move into campus on Aug. 20. On Sunday, the team hit the field for the first time this season officially inaugurating the fifth season under coach Urban Meyer.As has been tradition in the program, the freshmen practice in the morning with the upperclassmen practicing in the afternoon. The freshmen will join the rest of the team in practice on Monday. The team will practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center until Wednesday when they will head over to the fields at Coffey Road until Aug. 20. OSU will be back at the WHAC on Aug. 22 for the rest of the season.The Lantern was at the two practice sessions today taking in a few observations.Freshmen Michael Jordan (OL), Austin Mack (WR) and Antonio Williams (RB) practiced with the upperclassmen instead of the freshmen.New offensive line coach Greg Studrawa expects a lot out of his guys, including the freshmenAmong others, senior H-back Dontre Wilson was working the speed option with redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett. Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days that Wilson could be one of the guys in the backfield for OSUFreshman Nick Bosa looked sharp and polished despite recovering from ACL injuryNo clear cut first team in the four individual session the media watchedPlaying time will be tough to come by at wide receiver. Nine upperclassmen, including Mack and excluding H-backs, vying for playing time.Barrett and Burrow showed on-par, if not above average, velocity on throws 10-plus yards read more