Evening with Champions

first_img An Evening with Champions Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Get a leg up All at once Emily Hughes ’11 dips low and aims high. Ice blue An expansive shot of the Bright Hockey Center displays the color, whirlwind, and fun of the night’s event. There is a light Linda Yao ’10, wearing her winter coat, operates the spotlight for skaters. Hey, it’s an ice rink after all! Sisters in arms Dazzling bodices and frilly dresses are just a few pleasures of skating. Here, members of Team Excel Junior, which features skaters from 18 New England regions, manage to be both identically dressed and distinctive. Shadow dancing Paul Wylie ’91 and 1976 Olympic medalist Dorothy Hamill move under the spotlight during the 40th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund benefit “An Evening with Champions,” sponsored by Harvard. With her spotlight purring like an old projector, Linda Yao ’10 used a steady hand to follow the cast of famed figure skaters as they shaved graceful ribbons into the ice during “An Evening with Champions.” “La Vie en Rose,” sung by Louis Armstrong, played over the loudspeakers, and a kaleidoscope of light bathed the ice.Over 40 years, the skating event has raised $2.4 million for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Brett Michael Giblin ’11, who co-chaired the event, said, “I truly believe that the reason this weekend was such a rousing success, from the incredible skating to the nearly perfect execution, was due to the fact that our volunteers were able to keep the objective that they were working toward — helping children with cancer — in the forefront of their minds.”The event struck a personal chord with 2006 Olympics skater Emily Hughes ’11, who first visited Harvard to participate in the event in 2006 to pay tribute to her mother, a cancer survivor. Hughes said, “I’m happy and excited that I can do this every year, and that it can go to a worthy cause. Cancer research has a more personal feel for me.” A shoulder to drape on Kimberly Navarro rides the back of partner Brent Bommentre. last_img read more

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Multi-purpose Indoor Sporting Facility Coming Soon- Sports Minister

first_img 132 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LifestyleLocalNews Multi-purpose Indoor Sporting Facility Coming Soon- Sports Minister by: – January 27, 2020 Share Hon Sports Minister, Roselyn Paul is saying that a multi-purpose indoor sporting facility “remains top priority”.She made the promise on Friday when the Massy United Insurance 2020 Secondary Schools Under-20 Cricket Championship opened.That idea was presented by the Hon Prime Minister at a rally in May 2014.He had said that preliminary studies had been conducted and designs mapped out for the construction of a state-of-the-art indoor sporting facility seating no less than 3,000 people.Sports Minister Roselyn Paul said Friday, government is no less committed to youth and sports development and will begin work in quick time.“The government remains committed and very soon from now will be the commencement of the multi-purpose indoor sports facility at Stockfarm. That remains top priority for the government. That shows you the intended investment and priority of government in terms of sports and youth development. When you talk sports, you talk of the development of youth in Dominica.”last_img read more

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Dearborn county road to close for bridge painting

first_imgDearborn County, In. — Bridge painting on I-74 will close Stout Road in Dearborn County beginning Tuesday, September 19. The project site is located two miles east of U.S. 52, north of West Harrison.Indiana Department of Transportation officials say the detour is Kocher Road, Johnson Fork Road and Old U.S. 52. The work is expected to be complete in about two weeks.last_img

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Grant disappears in Syracuse’s loss to Dayton

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Nearly 30 minutes of game time had passed, and Jerami Grant still hadn’t attempted a field goal.Two days after torching Western Michigan for 16 points, Grant was rendered useless on Saturday against Dayton. He played 34 minutes, but took just three shots and fouled out.There were many reasons No. 3-seed Syracuse (28-6, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 11-seed Dayton (25-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10) 55-53 in the Round of 32. Tyler Ennis started 2-of-12. C.J. Fair shot 4-of-14. Trevor Cooney was ice cold from downtown.But Grant blamed himself.“It was just a horrible game for me,” Grant said. “It was definitely probably my fault we lost the game tonight.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe said Dayton double-teamed him in spurts, something he hasn’t seen much of this season. The Flyers flustered him with their activity and prevented him from getting into the flow of the game, and he didn’t get the same looks he usually does.Grant — a player who usually stands out with his high-flying heroics and ridiculous athleticism — blended in against Dayton.“It was tough,” Grant said. “I really couldn’t get a lot of touches.”He barely even looked for his shot, but that was mostly a product of the Flyers’ lockdown defense.When Grant finally got a shot off at the 10:28 mark of the second half, he swished a mid-range jumper to cut SU’s deficit to one. Five minutes later, he hit a layup after an offensive rebound to slice Dayton’s lead to two.But he didn’t attempt a shot the rest of the game. Afterward, as he sat wide-eyed in his chair in the locker room, Grant said Syracuse was the better team.Dayton’s defense clamped down on the Orange all night long, though.“They were throwing a bunch of different guys at all us, fresh guys,” Cooney said, “and they go deep on the bench. They’re a good team.”The problems were copious for Syracuse, but Grant said his lack of production was the No. 1 issue.“It was just a bad game for me,” Grant said. “I let my team down today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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NFL schedule allows three teams the rare chance to accomplish the Bird Gauntlet

first_imgDue to the yearly divisional matchup cycles, every 12 years the Redskins, Giants, and Cowboys are guaranteed to play the Eagles, Ravens, Cardinals, and Seahawks, and one of them might play the Falcons if they finished in the same place within their respective divisions the previous year. This last occurred in 2008 and will happen again this year.MORE: 2020 NFL Power RankingsThis also happens in the NFC South with the Panthers, Buccaneers and Saints, and will happen in 2022. For the NFC North and NFC West, teams have to get extremely lucky with their scheduling. In the West, teams are guaranteed 3/5 bird teams every four years, but must finish in the same standings (or get playoff matchups) to complete the gauntlet. The North only gets 3/5 bird teams every 12 years.A few other teams this season technically have a chance at the bird gauntlet, but it’d be incredibly difficult. For instance, the Packers play the Falcons and Eagles in the regular season and could technically play the Cardinals and Seahawks in the playoffs, and then the Ravens in the Super Bowl. Similar situation for the Panthers, who play the Falcons and Cardinals in the regular season. They’d need to face the Eagles and Seahawks in the playoffs and Ravens in the Super Bowl.The Reddit post says two teams came close to accomplishing this feat: The 2003 Rams, who beat everyone except the Eagles, and the 2008 Giants, who beat everyone except the Falcons.There’s even a dedicated subreddit to rooting on the bird teams from the NFL. Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian acknowledged this subreddit in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. Let’s look at the current bird schedules for our three teams in 2020.MORE: 2020 NFL schedule winners and losers Can an NFL team complete the rare task of defeating all five bird franchises in a single season? It’s never been done in the history of the league, but as The_Real_2Pac points out on the NFL subreddit page, a few teams have the opportunity this season.We’ll let them explain: Cowboys NFL schedule vs. bird teamsWeek 2: FalconsWeek 3: SeahawksWeek 6: CardinalsWeek 8: EaglesWeek 13: RavensWeek 16: EaglesDallas easily has the best chance to accomplish this task as it plays every team in the regular season, and even gets two tries against the Eagles. Also considering how good the Seahawks and Ravens are expected to be this season, there’s a chance the Cowboys can meet both of those teams in the playoffs as well for a second try.Giants NFL schedule vs. bird teamsWeek 7: EaglesWeek 10: EaglesWeek 13: SeahawksWeek 14: CardinalsWeek 16: RavensPlayoffs: FalconsEven if the Giants get through the regular season bird gauntlet, they’d only have beaten 4/5 bird teams. The Giants would need the Falcons to reach the playoffs, and have the seeding match up to where they’d actually play them. It’s at least possible, but it’s difficult.Redskins NFL schedule vs. bird teamsWeek 1: EaglesWeek 2: CardinalsWeek 4: RavensWeek 15: SeahawksWeek 17: EaglesPlayoffs: FalconsSame issue as the Giants. The Redskins would need to meet up with the Falcons in the playoffs. But this is easily the most unlikely of the three teams to accomplish this task considering the Redskins aren’t expected to make the playoffs. Even the Falcons making the postseason in 2020 would be a surprise.last_img read more

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About Town

first_imgThe public is invited to the 12th annual “United We Sing” celebration at Sunday 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1475 W. Front St.The intercultural service of music, word and dance presents voices of different faiths raised in joy and gratitude.Sponsored by the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought and the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, the event has its origins in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001.In anguish and sorrow, people came together from different cultural and faith traditions to proclaim and celebrate the richness of diversity.The healing effect of the evening led the organization to repeat the event with presentations over the last 11 years from the Muslim, Jain, Christian, Baha’i, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist and UU communities.Children are especially welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided after the program. The program is free of charge.For more information, please contact Esmat Mahmoud at 732-371-5412. COLTS NECK LINCROFTcenter_img The Colts Neck Reformed Church’s annual Election Day luncheon and dinner and the church’s craft bazaar have been postponed.The 146th annual turkey luncheon and dinner will be held Tuesday, Jan 22, during the week of presidential inauguration.The annual craft bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 1.The traditional luncheon and dinner is the melding of two church events: The annual Harvest Home Supper, held in the fall on a Wednesday evening beginning in 1866 – 10 years after the church was founded – and the church’s first Election Day luncheon in 1922 when church members served hot dogs, clam chowder, crackers and coffee to those casting ballots nearby.More than 800 people are served during the dinner.The craft bazaar is also a long tradition, held in the church basement and stocked with items made and donated by church members.The church is located on Route 537.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2015

first_imgBRONZO IN FIRST START SINCE BREEDERS’ CUPUNBLUNTED GETS ANOTHER CHANCE IN SHAMPERDOMO WINNING AGAIN IN NATIVE URUGUAYCALIFORNIA CHROME HONORED ON SATURDAY -30- Flavien Prat1230225%$80,100 PICO PERDOMO WINNING RACES IN URUGUAYFormer Southern California-based trainer Pico Perdomo, who returned to his native Uruguay in 2012, is once again winning races.Perdomo, 72, won Uruguay’s biggest race for the second year in a row Tuesday night, the Group I Gran Premio Jose Pedro Ramirez, with a Brazilian-bred colt named Hielo.Perdomo’s second entry in the race, All Saints, finished fourth in a field of 15 in the mile and one half dirt race run at Montevideo’s Maronas racetrack.Perdomo, who trained 2001 Eclipse Award-winning older mare Gourmet Girl, and was also associated with stakes winners Blue Eyed Davey and Stalwart Charger, suffered a heart attack five years ago while training in Saudi Arabia. After coming back to California to recuperate, he decided to return to Uruguay, which he had left in 1969 following a successful career as a jockey.“I’m happy and I’m home,” said Perdomo following his win Tuesday. “I’m more relaxed. I miss America a lot. I miss my friends. ‘Hello’ to my guys at Santa Anita, especially (trainer) Henry Moreno, the old-timer. I have many friends over there. Henry Moreno is a character I’ve known a long time, and I love that guy.”Perdomo currently has 50 horses in training. “For and old man, it’s a lot,” he said. Philip D’Amato1423214%$98,160 Victor Espinoza2944214%$314,740 Drayden Van Dyke383368%$207,606 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Peter Miller2453321%$304,326 Carla Gaines1432021%$175,155 George Papaprodromou1022220%$72,670 Mark Casse1733218%$237,700 Joseph Talamo4358512%$378,538 Elvis Trujillo3554414%$324,928 Mike Smith2752419%$442,441 Martin Pedroza2943414%$151,530 Jeff Bonde820125%$98,570 Gary Stevens1544227%$201,160 Mark Glatt1633219%$129,416 Corey Nakatani2453321%$243,196 DRYSDALE SADDLES SON OF DERBY WINNER IN SAN PASQUALIf Bronzo performs as well as his sire did in the 2000 Kentucky Derby, Neil Drysdaleshould be a most happy fella on Saturday.Bronzo is one of 11 entered in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes for older horses at a mile and a sixteenth. The Chilean-bred gelding was sired by Fusaichi Pegasus, who won the 2000 Kentucky Derby under Drysdale’s tutelage. Bronzo will be making his first start since finishing fourth by seven lengths at 23-1 to front-running winner Goldencents in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Oct. 31.“We’ve had him since the Breeders’ Cup,” Drysdale said of the 6-year-old, winnerof 11 of 19 starts in Chile, where he won at distances from six furlongs to 1 3/8 miles.“He ran very well in the Breeders’ Cup, I thought,” Drysdale said. “The track was quite speed conducive. Goldencents set those crazy fractions and kept on going.“The distance should help him. I think the further he goes, the better. He probably wants a mile and quarter. He’s doing well, but this might be a bit short for him.”            The field for the San Pasqual, race eight of nine: Quadrivium, Mike Smith, 6-1; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 9-5; Majestic Harbor, Tyler Baze, 9-2; Big Cazanova, Elvis Trujillo, 5-1; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 8-1; Salto Del Indio, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Mr. Commons, Brice Blanc, 10-1; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Appealing Tale, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; and Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 10-1. Eddie Truman320167%$67,080 Rafael Bejarano451010522%$550,256 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Peter Eurton1842222%$200,200 Kent Desormeaux3263419%$361,528 John Sadler232369%$158,618 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 4) Steven Miyadi420050%$48,980 ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE’ WINNER ‘CHROME’ HONORED SATURDAYSanta Anita will proudly honor California Chrome as the fifth annual recipient of the Secretariat “Vox Populi” Award (the People’s Choice Award) this Saturday.The California Chrome team will be available that day for an autograph session at 11 a.m. in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens. The first 2,000 fans who arrive at the autograph tent will receive a free California Chrome poster, which will be available only at the autograph tent, one per fan, while supplies last.Scheduled to attend the autograph session will be Chrome’s regular rider, Victor Espinoza; his trainer, Art Sherman; and owners/breeders Steve Coburn and Perry Martin.            California Chrome, who basked in the national spotlight throughout the year after winning the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, was the clear favorite among the record number of voters in the Vox Populi online poll.He was one of a select group of nominees submitted by the Vox Populi committee and Mrs. Penny Chenery, owner of beloved Triple Crown champion Secretariat, in whose name she established the award in 2010. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mike Puype1521213%$88,030 FINISH LINES: January birthday boys: Roger Stein, 61 on Jan. 4; Sean McCarthy, 52, Jan. 5; David Bernstein, 75, Jan. 6; Mark Glatt, 42 today; and Bob Baffert, 62 on Jan. 13 . . . Mike Machowsky hopes to get Caracortado back to the races by the end of this meet. “I patched a quarter crack,” the trainer said, referring to the right front foot that has plagued Caracortado for years. “I have to let the foot grow out, but you could see him here if we get lucky.” . . . Ken Ially, who cashed a $98,000 winning Early Pick 4 ticket Saturday on a $48 investment, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest at Saturday’s seminar in the East Paddock Gardens. Sunday, HRTV host/analyst Scott Hazelton will do the honors, each day at 11:20 a.m. Tyler Baze5062812%$372,608 FRESH START FOR UNBLUNTED IN SHAM STAKES      Unblunted broke his maiden impressively at Santa Anita last Oct. 18, winning by nearlythree lengths going seven furlongs against nine rivals.Next out at Golden Gate, the son of Sharp Humor stalked the pace before finishing fifth by 3 ½ lengths in the Gold Rush Stakes at one mile. Trainer Mike McCarthy is inclined to disregard that race as he sends the bay colt out for Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.“He was wide into the first turn, wide up the backside and things never panned out like we hoped,” said the former assistant to Todd Pletcher, who trains Unblunted for former jockey agent Nick Cosato, campaigning as Slam Dunk Racing.“We’ll draw a line through it and start again here on Saturday.”The field for the Sham, which goes as race six: St. Joe Bay, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; Pioneerof the West, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Rockinatten, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Unblunted, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Rock Shandy, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Papacoolpapacool, Fernando Perez, 8-1; Calculator, Elvis Trujillo, 8-5; and Hero Ten All, Tyler Baze, 4-1. Robertino Diodoro721129%$34,250 Jerry Hollendorfer3065420%$684,002last_img read more

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