Calling all actors and actresses

first_imgBatesville, IN—The BAAC announces a theatre experience this fall.   The show, “Things My Mother Taught Me”, is about Olivia and Gabe (both late 20’s) moving into their first apartment together.  They’ve just packed all their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life in Chicago.  Moving day doesn’t go exactly as they planned, especially when both sets of parents (50-60) show up to “help”.  Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen?……Auditions for the fall play are set for July 15 and 17, 7-9PM with a possible call back date of July 20, 9-noon in the Meyers building.  Plan to spend about an hour.  No need to prepare, you will do a reading from the script.  Call Regina Siefert for more details and to schedule your audition time.  812-212-0789last_img read more

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Nigeria Race Walk National Champion slumps, dies while jogging

first_imgRelatedPosts Suit against Lagos PDP Exco: Court fixes date for hearing The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has condoled with the family of Kazeem Adeyemi, a men’s 20km Race Walk National Champion, who died on Tuesday after he slumped while jogging.AFN President, Ibrahim Gusau, in a statement issued by the association’s Director-General, Young Pepple, on Sunday described Adeyemi as a national sports asset. The statement said: “The death of Adeyemi is sad, especially at this time when the federation is putting plans in place to encourage our good athletes to take to coaching in order to boost coaching in all events.“To lose such a dedicated and hardworking athlete, who showed great consistency, is a very great loss to the federation in particular and the nation in general.”Gusau prayed Allah to grant the departed soul eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.Adeyemi, till his death, represented the Nigeria Police Force, where he served for 11 years and was a Sergeant at the Ikoyi Division in Lagos State.Born on March 1, 1985, he recorded the following Personal Bests: 10,000m Race Walk (43:30:43) Nsukka, Nigeria, 2012; 10km Race Walk (48:37) Onitsha, Nigeria 2015; 20,000m Race Walk (1:35:15.76) Calabar, Nigeria, 2017;  and 20km Race Walk (1:34:05) Abuja, Nigeria 2014. In addition, Adeyemi won a number of National Championships, including the 20,000m and the 20km Race Walk in Calabar in 2011; 20km Race Walk in Lagos, 2007; 20km Race Walk in Warri, 2015; as well as 20km Race Walk in Kaduna in 2019.He represented Nigeria in the 20km Race Walk at the 2003 All-African Games in Abuja, where he placed fifth.Adeyemi was buried according to Islamic rites on Wednesday at the Agege Cemetery, Lagos State.He was survived by a wife and three children.Tags: JoggingKazeem AdeyemiNigeria Race Walklast_img read more

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NPFL: Shooting Stars Pound Kano Pillars to Submission

first_imgOn the back of the big home win against Pillars, Shooting Stars have now recorded 44 points from 32 matches, a point behind Pillars.It was a deserved home win for the Ibadan club and asweet revenge after they were humiliated by the four-time Nigeria champions 6-0 in the first round of the season.Striker Sunday Adetunji scored a second half brace to take his season’s tally to 10 goals with Ajani Ibrahim and Ifegwu Ojukwu also getting on the scoreboard in the first half.After both teams had sized each other in the opening minutes, the Oluyole Warriors went straight to business with man of the match, Ifegwu Ojukwu, running in and shaking off Pillars central defender, Jamiu Alimi, to draw the first blood in the 9th minute.The duo of Gambo Mohammed and Rabi’u Ali, highly influential in the Pillars system looked temporarily like they will rally their side back to contention but they had another thing coming as Ifegwu and AdetunjiSunday set up mercurial Ajani Ibrahim in a goal rush and he calculatedly tapped in to make life more difficult for the visitors before the break.At resumption of play, Shooting continued the mauling with Adetunji Sunday tapping in again from a goal-mouth situation and celebrating with salsa steps that increased the enjoyment file the fans.With three goals down, Pillars looked psychologically drained, resulting in a brief altercation between Rabi’u Ali and Jamiu Alimi before the later was replaced with.Even at that, there was no escape for Pillars from the anger of the Shooting side who had been humiliated with similar wide goal berth when they went to Kano earlier in the season.Adetunji Sunday had rounded goalkeeper Yusuf Mohammed and kickedtowards goal but Jonathan Zikiye rushed up to clear. Still hungry for more, Adetunji preyed around again and delivered his brace in the 64th minute to completely deflate Pillars.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In its determination to steer clear of the murky waters of relegation of the Nigeria Professional Football Club (NPFL), Shooting Stars on Sunday hammered visiting Kano Pillars 4-0 in a Match- day 33 clash at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.However, the title race took a new dimension as leaders Wikki Tourists and Enugu Rangers both lost 1-0 at FC IfeanyiUbah and Nasarawa United, respectively.Rivers United moved into second place on the table with 53 points after a 2-0 home win over Plateau United, while IfeanyiUbah are now third with 52 points.last_img read more

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Heartbreak in Salt Lake: Utah 24, USC 21

first_imgA sloppy effort led to a disastrous finish for the USC Trojans, whose Pac-12 title hopes took a serious hit in a 24-21 road loss to the Utah Utes. Just eight seconds remained on the clock when Utah quarterback Travis Wilson found a wide open Kaelin Clay for a go ahead one-yard touchdown that gave the No. 19 Utes (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) yet another signature win.New Jack City · Freshman cornerback/wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson had a breakout performance against Utah on Saturday night, with a 105-yard kickoff return touchdown and a crucial forced fumble. Jackson would have had another touchdown if not for questionable officiating during the fumble. – Courtesy of the Daily Utah ChronicleThe No. 20 Trojans (5-3, 4-2) took a 21-17 lead with 10:18 remaining in the final quarter on a four-yard touchdown pass from redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler to sophomore wideout Darreus Rogers. USC reclaimed possession with seven minutes to play, but could not convert a fourth-and-short opportunity at the Utah 28-yard line with 2:08 remaining. That was all the time Wilson and the Utes needed for a game-winning drive.USC head coach Steve Sarkisian managed to find a few positives in his team’s effort, but was ultimately disappointed.“Utah played a hard-fought game,” Sarkisian said. “Our guys played hard but didn’t get it done.”A wild opening quarter got off to a less-than-thrilling start for the Trojans. On just the second offensive play of the game, Utah defensive back Davion Orphey scooped up a backward lateral intended for Rogers and took it 53 yards for a touchdown. Orphey’s heads-up play came as most of the USC offense returned to the huddle, figuring the whistle had blown.The Trojans would respond quickly, however, in the form of a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a 10-yard strike to freshman wide receiver JuJu Smith. Kessler, who came out of the game for a short time after a hard hit, was a perfect 4-for-4 on the series.The Utes took the lead once again midway through the second quarter, using good field position to set up a 24-yard field goal from All-American kicker Andy Phillips. Unfortunately for Utah, the advantage was short-lived. Freshman cornerback/wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson took the ensuing kickoff 105 yards for a score, giving the Trojans a 14-10 lead. The touchdown marked the second of Jackson’s career — but the youngster was not done yet.Midway through the third quarter, Utah’s Clay returned a punt 51 yards to the USC 16-yard line. Just as it looked like the Utes would take their second lead of the night, however, Jackson stripped wide receiver Tim Patrick near the Trojans’ one-yard line. Because Patrick was incorrectly ruled down on the play, Jackson was denied a chance at his first career defensive touchdown and USC took the ball at its own 20.The bad call came back to hurt the Trojans. Almost immediately, linebacker Jason Fanaika intercepted a poor throw from Kessler at the USC 41, leading to a 24-yard touchdown run from Utes’ running back Devontae Booker. To their credit, the Trojans bounced back with the 12-play, 73-yard drive that led to Rogers’ third touchdown of the season. But it would not be enough.The USC offense was rendered completely ineffective for large portions of the contest, including a stretch that consisted of a fumble, five punts and an interception in a span of eight drives. Kessler, who finished the game 24-for-32 with 264 yards and two touchdowns, was the unit’s lone bright spot, while the Utah defense held redshirt junior running back Javorius “Buck” Allen to just 3.7 yards per carry. Smith tied for a career high with six receptions.Even through all the sloppiness and questionable play calling, USC still had a lead in the final minutes. Sophomore linebacker Su’a Cravens, who spearheaded a gutsy defensive effort with two sacks, summed up the team’s feelings after the game.“I’ve been saying it for a couple weeks now, we need to know how to finish,” Cravens said.The Trojans will aim to pick themselves up off the mat for the third time this season next Saturday, this time against the Washington State Cougars in Pullman, Washington.“We’ll get back up,” Sarkisian said. “We’ll get back on the horse for next Saturday.”last_img read more

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Syracuse to face Colgate for 171st time on Nov. 21

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on July 3, 2018 at 11:24 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Syracuse will have its 26th-straight matchup with Colgate on Nov. 21 in the Carrier Dome.Syracuse knocked off Colgate, 72-58, at home in early December last season. Three SU players scored double figures: Tyus Battle (24 points), Oshae Brissett (20) and Frank Howard (18). The Raiders hung around due to a strong showing from beyond the arc, 14-for-35 as a team and 6-for-12 for Jack Ferguson.Colgate reached the Patriot League title game last season and ended up playing in the College Basketball Invitational in the postseason. The Raiders bring back, among others, Will Rayman, who averaged 14.6 points per game last year, and Jordan Burns, who made a late decision to decommit from Division II basketball that led him to Colgate. Burns averaged 11.9 points as a freshman.Matt Langel enters his eighth season as Colgate head coach after being last season’s Patriot League Coach of the Year.The Orange’s 171 matchups with Colgate is more than any other opponent in program history. The battle of central New York foes favors the Orange 125-45 with SU winning the past 51 matchups.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere are Syracuse’s confirmed nonconference games.Tuesday, Nov. 6 — 2K Classic vs. Eastern WashingtonSaturday, Nov. 10 — 2K Classic vs. Morehead StateThursday, Nov. 15 — 2K Classic vs. Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden)Friday, Nov. 16 — 2K Classic vs. Iowa or Oregon (at Madison Square Garden)Wednesday, Nov. 21 — vs. ColgateWednesday, Nov. 28 – at Ohio StateSaturday, Dec. 1 — vs. CornellSaturday, Dec. 15 — vs. Old DominionTuesday, Dec. 18 — vs. Buffalolast_img read more

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Massimo Ferrin’s dedication to training built him into a technical playmaker

first_imgKarleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorFerrin’s growth started with Gino, a former midfielder at Maryland. When Ferrin was six, Gino told his son that if he wanted to play soccer, he’d be coached harder than other players. Gino would coach Ferrin’s teams throughout high school while expecting more from his son. Ferrin obliged and his training started. Gino and Ferrin’s mother, Maria, bought Ferrin toy soccer balls after he scuffed cupboards. Other furniture, like chair legs and ottomans, acted as Ferrin’s makeshift obstacle course. He zigzagged through the house during the week, an act he’d repeat on trips home, and through defenses on weekends. On drives after games, Ferrin sat in the back of the family car and heard critiques of his performance. Gino always acknowledged both Ferrin’s highlights and areas of improvement. Without telling Ferrin, Gino would then tailor their side practices for whichever technique Ferrin was in need of maintaining, like more touches to the right foot when he was becoming reliant on his left. When Ferrin was almost 14, Gino saw him as potential D-I talent.“Once I talked to Massimo, to be honest, he did it on his own, he really did,” Gino said. “This wasn’t dad or mom saying, ‘Hey, did you go do your extra soccer training?’” While Ferrin progressed, Gino sought ways to improve Ferrin’s skills. Gino convinced his old youth coach, Hector Marinaro Sr. — who played globally for nearly 20 years and coached for another 30 — to lead Ferrin’s local all-star team. Marinaro’s possession-based strategy that bled into Gino’s style worked its way into Ferrin’s.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerThe only issue with Ferrin’s skillset, the forward said, was his nerves. He demonstrated technical ability on the practice fields, but then committed turnovers or mis-hits in games. Ferrin studied and calculated that he just hadn’t trained enough. That worry manifested in Ferrin and led him to schedule more practices leading to up matches.Practices were 35 minutes long and became the standard. After school and before practice, he’d either go with his dad to a local park or go to their basement to kick a ball around. The regimen developed into a necessary checklist for Ferrin’s pregame readiness. In his first youth campaign with the added practices, he totaled 20 goals with 11 assists to lead the league. Ferrin’s preparation-first mindset has carried him the last few seasons. His professional dream routed him toward U.S. soccer and into a new professional pipeline. Deployed to several different offensive positions at SU in 2018, Ferrin’s extra training — eventually joined by Ryan Raposo and others last season — allowed him to keep his spot in the rotation. In two games this season, Ferrin has already contributed three points, sharing the offensive workload with sophomore Raposo. As his role continues to expand, Ferrin will continue to rely on the training he’s benefited from so far.“I’d be nervous (during games),” Ferrin said. “The extra training told me there was nothing to worry about.” Comments Published on September 3, 2019 at 10:26 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez When Massimo Ferrin was a kid, playing on youth teams in Mississauga, Ontario, he skipped through defenses, dazzled with ball skills and ran immediately back to midfield after scoring. Any brief celebration for the 8-year-old Ferrin, like a high-five or a fist-pump, was wasted movement. Ferrin’s enjoyment wasn’t linked to scoring, instead valuing the practice process. He preferred the hours dribbling and passing against a wall instead of going out with friends. As a child, hours with the ball at his feet eased him after losses. As a senior at Syracuse (1-1) 11 years later, they still do. “(Training) relaxes my mind,” Ferrin said. “It’s kind of my escape in terms of getting the nerves away and feeling confident in myself.” Ferrin, one of SU’s leading offensive threats, is described by family and coaches as shy and motivated. His play style and training routine are linked. Ferrin’s dedication led him to personalized practices outside of team sessions. During those, he registered an extra 200-300 touches a day, which shaped Ferrin into the technically sound playmaker he is. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe byproduct is a high-IQ forward with 13 collegiate goals, eight coming at Alabama-Birmingham in his first two Division-I seasons. In 2018, he recorded the third-most points (12) for the Orange. Gino, Massimo’s father, told his son to enjoy his final collegiate year for the experience. But that’s not how Ferrin operates. He embraces the training.“If I go into a game knowing that I’ve trained more than anybody on the pitch or I’ve put in the time to make myself feel confident,” Ferrin said, “I can play with a relaxed mind and not have the pressure I have to perform.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Biggest Moments of Democrat Debate in Detroit

first_imgAuthor and activist Marianne Williamson is the number one Googled candidate at the Democratic presidential candidate debate Tuesday night.She took the debate stage in Detroit along with nine other hopefuls. Williamson, who mounted an unsuccessful congressional bid in California five years ago, led searches in 49 of 50 states.Governor Steve Bullock was number one in his home state of Montana.Democratic presidential candidates addressed immigration in America.Speaking at the second Democratic Debate in Detroit, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke said he would reserve the right to prosecute those who illegally cross the border.Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said needs border security border security but shouldn’t criminalize families wishing to start a new life in America. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said “a mother and child walking a dangerous path” to cross the border are not criminals.last_img read more

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Alice makes history to play Augusta

first_img5 Apr 2019 Alice makes history to play Augusta England’s Alice Hewson made history when she became the first Englishwoman to play a competitive round at Augusta National, the home of The Masters.She was one of just 30 players to qualify for the final round of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in Georgia, USA.She went on to finish in 10th place on one-over par for 54 holes, with a level par final round which included five birdies, despite double bogeys on the first and last holes.“It is very, very exciting,” said the 21-year-old international from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, who is a student at Clemson University in the USA.“Women haven’t competed on Augusta National before so I am really excited to be in that very small group of people who are going to get that opportunity.”The first two rounds were played at nearby Champions Retreat in Augusta, Georgia and Hewson made the cut after playing the first 36 holes in one-over. She qualified in 11th place with rounds of 76 and a brave, three-under 69 which turned her fortunes around.In the first round Hewson had struggled with her irons and her four-over score left her well adrift of the cut line. “Work to be done tomorrow,”  she commented as she headed straight to the range, where a Facetime chat with her coach revealed she was rushing a bit with her shots. “Maybe the circumstances of this event!” she said.In the second round she remarked: “I saw some of the scores the leaders were posting and I knew there was a good round out there. I just went out with lots of confidence and got off to a quick start – and that always helps.Just 30 players made the cut for the final round, but the full field played a practice round at Augusta National. This included England’s other representatives, Annabell Fuller (Roehampton) and Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) who shot plus six and plus 12 respectively.All three players are members of England Golf squadsClick here for full scoresCaptions. Top Alice Hewson (copyright Leaderboard Photography). Below Lily May Humphreys (left) and Annabell Fuller at the championship. Tags: elite golf, England squads, Women’s Golflast_img read more

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Dier transfer listed by Spurs with Eriksen, Aurier, Wanyama and Rose

first_imgERIC DIER is reportedly joined on a list of four other players Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to sell this January.The England international has made three appearances this season, with only one start in the league, against Brighton on Saturday where Spurs were thumped 3-0.4 Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are reportedly on the Spurs transfer listCredit: Reuters4 Wantaway pair Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose are also free to leave the clubCredit: Getty – ContributorBut Dier’s lack of playing time could result in a winter exit as The Times claim Pochettino is looking to sell the midfielder in a bid to freshen up his misfiring squad.The 25-year-old is among the likes of Christian Eriksen, Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama and Danny Rose on the Spurs transfer list.It comes after failed attempts to sell the unwanted pack of stars in the summer.Poch was open to flogging left-back Rose after signing 19-year-old Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham, but an injury to the England Under-21 star has left a gap in defence.Aurier and Wanyama failed to attract attention in the summer but right-back Kieran Trippier was shipped to Atletico Madrid for £20million.4Wantaway playmaker Eriksen, who is available on a free transfer next season, attracted attention from Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus.But with his contract running down the interest came to nothing.Eriksen said: “If I took all the rumours [seriously], I would float on a cloud.”The Dane is joined by boss Poch in the rumour mill linking him to a move to either Old Trafford or Madrid.With United’s woeful form the Argentine manager has become a 3/1 favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.But Poch was on hand to deny suggestions there is friction between him and club chairman Daniel Levy.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himHe said: “We maintain a very good relationship and it is extraordinary to have that support.“I have always told him that in addition to my president, I consider him a friend.”Poch is set to meet with Levy when he returns from Qatar, after he gave a lecture on football performance at the Aspire Global Summit yesterday.4 Right-back Surge Aurier has also been linked with a move away from SpursCredit: AFP or licensorslast_img read more

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Prosecutors decline to file case against Danny Bonaduce

first_img“It did not appear that (Bonaduce) intentionally tried to cause injuries, but simply reacted” to Fairplay’s actions, Boxer wrote, adding that Bonaduce’s conduct “fell within the realm of self-defense.” Bonaduce, who was featured on the TV show “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s, currently works with Adam Carolla on a morning radio show. HOLLYWOOD – Danny Bonaduce will not be charged with felony battery for tossing “Survivor” contestant Jonny Fairplay onto a stage because Fairplay “initiated contact and acted offensively,” prosecutors announced today. Fairplay jumped on Bonaduce Monday at the Fox Reality Really Awards in Hollywood, and the former child star, radio deejay and recovering drug and alcohol addict lifted Fairplay over his head and dropped him, causing him to fall face-first onto the stage, knocking out a tooth. In a charge evaluation worksheet filed yesterday and publicly released today, Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Boxer wrote that there was “insufficient evidence” to charge Bonaduce. Fairplay wrapped his arms and legs around Bonaduce and “thrust his pelvis” into Bonaduce’s body, Boxer wrote. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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