Scoreboard roundup — 2/8/21

first_img Written by February 9, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/8/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 119, Houston 94Washington 105, Chicago 101Toronto 128, Memphis 113San Antonio 105, Golden State 100Dallas 127, Minnesota 122Phoenix 119, Cleveland 113Milwaukee 125, Denver 112LA Lakers 119, Oklahoma City 112NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEToronto 3, Vancouver 1NY Islanders 2, NY Rangers 0Edmonton 3, Ottawa 1Columbus 3, Carolina 2Tampa Bay 4, Nashville 1SO Arizona 4, St. Louis 3Buffalo at Boston (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLOhio St. 73, Maryland 65Kansas 78, Oklahoma St. 66Gonzaga 82, BYU 71Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

JUST IN: Duckworth Will Not Seek Recount In Vanderburgh Commissioner Race

first_imgTwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Vanderburgh County Commissioner candidate Mike Duckworth has announced that he will not seek a recount in the Commissioner District 2 race.  The Republican candidate lost the race to Democrat Jeff Hatfield by 224 votes earlier this month in the general electionCampaign for Mike Duckworth for Commissioner released the following statement:“As many of you know, I have been reviewing the election results in the extremely close race for Vanderburgh County Commissioner.  First, I want to be clear that I never questioned the integrity of the vote counting process.  However, in an election decided by less than one half of one percent of the total vote, I felt I owed it to all of my supporters to conduct a thorough review of all of the election data.  After such review, I have decided not to ask for a recount.  I want to take this opportunity to once again thank all of the people who voted for me and supported my campaign as well as congratulate Jeff Hatfield on his election to the County Commission.”last_img read more

Harvard kicks off farmers’ market season in Cambridge and Allston

first_img Read Full Story On Tuesday, June 9, Harvard kicks off another farm fresh season as the Farmers’ Market at Harvard in Cambridge opens in its central campus location in the Plaza at the Science Center. Running every Tuesday from 12-6 p.m., the market hosts weekly vendors and a variety of rotating merchants and services.The new Farmers’ Market at the Harvard Ed Portal builds on the success of the former Allston market, but with a great new location at 224 Western Avenue. In its 8th year serving the Allston-Brighton community, the market is having its grand reopening on June 19 with some familiar faces as well as some new surprises. Operating from 3-7 p.m. every Friday, this market offers a modest selection of fresh, local produce and specialty items. The Harvard Ed Portal has adjacent parking and is also convenient by bus, making it the perfect quick stop to top off weekend meal planning.The Farmers’ Market at the Harvard Ed Portal season runs from June 19 through October 23 and the Cambridge market will continue through November 24.last_img read more

President Bacow goes to Washington

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. WASHINGTON, D.C. — During one of his first public events as the University’s 29th leader, Harvard President Larry Bacow signaled Thursday evening that he will be a steadfast advocate for public service and higher education.As president, Bacow said he plans to advocate not just for Harvard but “for all of higher education, for the enduring values of colleges and universities which have enabled the American dream for so many of us, because it’s important that we not let that dream die. It’s important that each of us commit ourselves to work to ensure that the next generation has opportunity just as we have enjoyed.”His remarks came during a reception at the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The event was the latest annual summer gathering organized by the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Institute of Politics’ (IOP) Summer in Washington Program, which helps introduce Harvard undergraduates working as interns or research assistants to the range of careers and experiences available in politics and public service.The capital event held special resonance for Bacow. More than 40 years ago, he and his wife, Adele, spent their first summer as a married couple working in the city. The experience inspired them to consider working in the government after they finished graduate school, he told the crowd in his brief remarks. “But life intervened, as it sometimes does,” said Bacow, who instead headed to Cambridge as a two-year, adjunct faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “And two years turned into 24 years.”The son of Holocaust-era refugees who arrived in the U.S. after World War II, Bacow said he is one of the countless college graduates whose life was “transformed by the opportunity to get an education” and by the doors that opened for him because of that.,The president’s predecessor, Drew Faust, often promoted public service and was a leading supporter of higher education. With his remarks, Bacow signaled he would continue that unwavering commitment.Bacow, M.P.P. ’76, J.D. ’76, Ph.D. ’78, said he was blessed to have studied at Harvard and acknowledged that a Harvard education carries great responsibility.“It is our responsibility to engage. It’s our responsibility to work on behalf of others less fortunate. It’s our responsibility to carry a mantle of public service which was so eloquently stated by the president for whom [the Harvard Kennedy School] is named,” said Bacow.Such work, he said, isn’t divided along party lines or by political ideologies.“We all have to work together: liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans. It is our responsibility to make sure that we leave this country and this world a better place than we found it. It is an honor beyond words to be part of this journey together with each and every one of you. Thank you for what all of you do for Harvard, for what each of you do for the country. I look forward to working with you in the years to come.”,Art and hors d’oeuvresThe nearly 500 guests at the two-hour event had access to the galleries as well as the remarks by Bacow in the museum’s Luce Foundation Center. The space there is covered by block-long skylights and showcases more than 3,300 works of art on two levels, including sculptures, portraits, craft jewelry, and paintings from the 18th‒20th centuries.Attendees snacked as they strolled through the nearby Great Hall, a vaulted space adorned with late-19th-century architectural highlights. One nearby gallery featured portraits, including a rendering of former first lady Michelle Obama by artist Amy Sherald. Nearby were portraits of Harvard’s E.O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus, and of author and Harvard honorand Toni Morrison.Lisa Fitzpatrick is an epidemiologist and infectious-diseases physician who received her master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School’s mid-career program in 2015 and currently runs a health literacy and patient-engagement business for individuals from low-income backgrounds. She was invited by the director of admissions at HKS to meet Bacow, and said beforehand that she was looking forward “to seeing who he is, and seeing what he does. I wish him luck and I also hope that he is able to emphasize service across all the Schools at Harvard because I think it’s really important, no matter what School you are in.” As he made his way around the room Bacow frequently stopped for photos, even appearing in a brief smartphone video for Harvard College students and IOP members Grace Bannister ’21 and Diego Garcia ’20, who were posting to the University account. Bannister, who is spending her summer interning for U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, liked that Bacow kicked off the segment with a Yale joke. “He is pretty funny,” said Bannister.Garcia, a government concentrator working for the summer at Quorum Analytics, a big-data startup founded by Harvard undergraduates, said Bacow’s presence sent an important message. “I really feel that we are being appreciated and that we are getting a lot of important [attention] by the fact that President Bacow is here … in Washington, D.C., to celebrate public service and the work we are doing.”Carlos Díaz-Rosillo, M.P.P. ’98, A.M. ’03, Ph.D. ’09, the senior deputy chairman and chief operating officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities who until recently was director of policy and interagency coordination for the Trump administration, said he was thrilled to be part of the Thursday celebration. Prior to working in the White House, Díaz-Rosillo spent 20 years at Harvard pursuing his degrees and serving as a government lecturer and Dunster House resident dean.“What better way to celebrate public service than to have the president of the University do his first public event in the nation’s capital with alums who are doing amazing work?” said Díaz-Rosillo.,Two of Bacow’s former Kennedy School classmates said the Michigan native’s intellect, humility, and temperament make him a perfect choice to lead Harvard. “Personality-wise, everybody is going to get along with him. He knows how to get people together,” said Joseph B. Tompkins Jr., M.P.P. ’75. Susan J. Irving, M.P.P. ’74, Ph.D. ’77, said she hoped Bacow would help dispel any misconception that Harvard is for the elites. “It’s hard to meet Larry and think snob,” said Irving, since “it doesn’t fit.” The importance of serviceSupport from the Kennedy School’ summer program enabled current IOP Director Mark Gearan ’78 to intern as an undergraduate in the office of the late U.S. Rep. Robert Drinan in 1978. He called the experience life-changing. An IOP-backed internship or research position “opens the doors of possibility, it opens the window of service across the spectrum politically” for undergrads, said Gearan, “and I think is yet one more testament to Harvard’s mission of really working toward creating citizen leadership in our country.”Before Bacow spoke, Christabel Narh ’18, the IOP’s summer program coordinator, addressed the crowd. Narh moved to the U.S. from Ghana at age 9 and quickly took advantage of the country’s education system. At Harvard she worked with the IOP, and with the Phillips Brooks House Association helping vulnerable women and children in Boston.“Harvard gave me the opportunity to engage in direct service and social action as a means to promote social change and combat the harmful effects of power imbalances within our society,” said Narh. Meeting, greeting, and connecting For more than an hour, Bacow and his wife wandered amid the crowd, connecting with old friends, shaking hands with well-wishers, and warmly greeting students, alumni, political pundits, media representatives, and members of Congress, including U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, M.P.P. ’73, J.D. ’82, of Rhode Island, a friend since their student days at the Kennedy School.A few minutes later, Bacow chatted with U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, M.P.P. ’85, of Maryland, and introduced himself to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey ’84 of Pennsylvania, and to Toomey’s daughter Bridget, who will attend the College in the fall.“This is my first time meeting President Bacow. He is a very, very charming and engaging man and obviously enormously accomplished, so I am looking forward to getting to know him and learning about his vision for Harvard,” said Sen. Toomey. “Harvard is a unique and really important institution for America, and so the leadership of Harvard is really important too.” “What better way to celebrate public service than to have the president of the University do his first public event in the nation’s capital with alums who are doing amazing work?” — Carlos Díaz-Rosillo, senior deputy chairman and chief operating officer at the National Endowment for the Humanitieslast_img read more

Backing art for justice

first_img Black Lives Matter: A next chapter Portrait of the documentarian as a young man Creators hope academic and cultural artifacts lead to dialogue on racism and high COVID death rates Curating the experience of Black America in the age of pandemic Discussion of Michael Brown’s killing also reflects on how to improve conditions ‘Antigone in Ferguson’ honors the memory of Michael Brown After a white police officer killed George Floyd on May 25, millions across the world took to the streets, to the airwaves, and to social media to protest police violence against Black Americans. It could have been just the latest instance of violent treatment of Americans of color by white authorities, but instead Floyd’s death galvanized nationwide movements that five months later show little sign of slowing down.Artists quickly responded to Floyd’s death by commemorating his life. From Nikkolas Smith’s portrait of Floyd that went viral on Instagram, to a mural in the Houston neighborhood where Floyd grew up and similar paintings on walls in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Spain, Nairobi, Kenya, and Binnish, Syria, to banners trailing planes in cities across America reminding the masses below of Floyd’s last words, artist activists quickly adopted a central role in leading the most recent efforts advocating for racial equity and justice. In Boston, photographer OJ Slaughter documented dozens of the protests that followed with stark, challenging images, depicted in black and white.In a meeting in the days following Floyd’s death, the members of the Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA), inspired by an idea from Teju Cole, Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, decided to act quickly to recognize artists who were already engaged in the critical work of exploring themes of racial justice.“Amid all that was happening in the world, we wanted to find a way to signal our appreciation of, and respect for, the wide variety of work that was being done. The idea was to provide instantaneous relief funds to certain artists that were recognized by members of the committee for doing that work,” said Cole. “And more than providing this modest grant, we wanted to signal to the artists that further engagement with them at Harvard — bringing their work into conversation with our students — was what we were thinking about.”Twelve artists, including Slaughter, were awarded one-time honorariums of $2,000, with no strings attached, and given an open invitation to present at Harvard. Each artist was nominated by a different member of HUCA, in disciplines ranging from the visual arts to film to music to photography to dance. The additional recognized artists are: pianist and composer Fabian Almazan, photographer and conceptual artist Larry Cook, multidisciplinary Afrofuturist artist Bryce Detroit, vocalist and poet Mal Devisa, filmmaker Yance Ford, violinist Vijay Gupta, artist and architect Lauren Halsey, ceramicist Roberto Lugo, performance artist, dancer, and choreographer Shamel Pitts, poet and cultural organizer Elizabeth Vega, and vocalist Jasmine Wilson.“The opportunity for ongoing collaboration is really key to the project,” said Dean of Arts and Humanities and co-chair of HUCA Robin Kelsey. “This initiative was open-ended by design. We wanted this to be very much about seeding possibilities, both in terms of these artists and their practices in the world, but also in terms of possible collaborations among these artists, as well as possible engagements between these artists and Harvard. We wanted these possibilities to emerge organically. And already, there’ve been a number of possibilities that are being cultivated.”At Harvard Business School, Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing Rohit Deshpande is working closely with Gupta, the founder of Street Symphony, an organization that has presented nearly 400 free, world-class musical engagements for severely disenfranchised communities affected by homelessness and incarceration in Los Angeles County. Deshpande has created a multimedia case study on Street Symphony and will teach it in his “Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship Class” in spring 2021. Gupta and members of the Street Symphony team have been invited to join the class as guests. “The act of protest has so many different forms. … Do your part. No one should want to come out of this feeling like they could have done more.” — OJ Slaughter His hobby? Making award-winning documentaries Malkit Shoshan, lecturer in architecture and area head of the Art, Design, and the Public Domain MDes Area Group, also invited the artist she nominated to visit her course. Vega joined recent Loeb fellow De Nichols in a lecture and conversation on social, civic, and racial justice in the United States for Shoshan’s “Forms of Assembly” class on Sept. 30. And the Harvard Art Museums will host a conversation with Cook and Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, later this month as part of its Art Study Center Seminars at Home series.Collaboration with other grant winners are in the planning stages.Slaughter is an artist affiliated with the ArtLab in Allston, and from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 took over the ArtLab’s Instagram account. This was a natural connection: Slaughter’s work is intrinsically tied to Boston, social media, and the current moment.Bree Edwards, the ArtLab director who nominated Slaughter for the HUCA grant, was first introduced to them at The ARTery 25 — Millennials Of Color Impacting Boston Arts And Culture event in 2019, where Slaughter was the creative director. Deeply impressed with their vision, Edwards invited Slaughter for a residency, and to be a part of the ArtLab’s grand opening shortly thereafter.“OJ has a unique ability to interact with their subjects, and to create portraits that more authentically portray who people are,” Edwards said. “Over the past few months, I have been watching how they have been photographing and documenting the recent protests following the death of George Floyd, from a Black perspective, and for a Black perspective, and to me that is very powerful.”Slaughter photographs law enforcement and protestors alike. “I hope that the images I take inspire people to take action in their own way,” they said. “The act of protest has so many different forms. If you are on the street? Good. If you cannot go outside but can correct racist family members at dinner or on Facebook? Good. Do your part. No one should want to come out of this feeling like they could have done more.”Pitts said he learned he’d receive the HUCA award “during the time when we were all processing the recent murder of George Floyd and many others; I couldn’t get out of bed. After speaking with Jill Johnson [dance director of the Harvard Dance Center, who nominated him] and some others, I remember riding my bike fast uphill.”,One of Pitts’ recent projects provides a reminder that, even as the struggle for racial justice continues to swell worldwide, we are all also engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic. His short film, “Lake of RED,” explores themes of solitude, fragmentation, repetition, disturbance, and euphoria. Post-production on “Lake of RED” was completed during the pandemic.“COVID-19 can’t quarantine creativity!” said Pitts.Johnson is unsurprised by Pitts’ ability to create lasting work during the most difficult times, saying that she sees Cornel West’s concept of catastrophic consciousness in his dancing — a response to a cultural issue, such as racism, with a unique creativity and compassion that transforms.“I see in in Shamel’s work a beauty and a kindness — an attentiveness that is so unbelievably humanizing,” she said. “His work bears poignant witness to the dehumanizing dis-integration of bodies that occurs in discrimination, racism, and the insidious mechanisms of white supremacy.”Pitts, who taught a class with Johnson in the past and plans to return to campus in the near future, whether remotely or in person, looks forward to ongoing collaborations with Harvard, and with the other artists recognized by the HUCA initiative.“To be seen amongst such esteemed artists, who are all working toward racial equity and dealing with the realities of our time, is of huge matter to me,” he said. “It propels me and energizes me with necessary fuel to continue the work.”“It is a huge honor to be a part of this list,” Slaughter said. “I am so thankful for my time spent with the Harvard Art Lab and the generosity of this community. I hope to continue to make work that makes my people proud. I hope the work lives far past my lifetime and educates people for years to come.” A classic play, a modern tragedy Related Longtime AV staffer chronicles inner-city lives in his spare time Film explores midcentury archive of Kalahari peoples last_img read more

Shopaholics eponymous

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Broadbeach penthouse price hiked up by $5 million

first_img3001 and 3002 / 14 George Ave, Broadbeach.A MELBOURNE businessman is attempting a flip of epic proportions, listing his Broadbeach penthouse for $5 million more than he paid for it just a year ago.Nail Grege snapped up the pad in the Ultra building for $6.25 million last July. He has relisted it, this time for an eye-watering $10.95 million.What a pool view. Photo: Kit WiseMatt Gates from Ray White Prestige Surfers Paradise is marketing the three-bedroom property which spans 938sq m and comes with its own art studio, gym, wet bar and 10m pool.According to Mr Gates the beachside penthouse has a mix of sophisticated spaces, stylish outdoor balconies and contemporary decor.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoSwanky and cosy.“A palette of lavish finishes, modern tones, bold intention and the ultimate decor create a striking architectural impression,” he said.“The majestic setting embraces 360 degree views of the entire Gold Coast.”Mr Grege sold his Hedges Ave mansion in 2016 for more than $11 million before purchasing the palatial penthouse.Pull up a stool and enjoy the view. Photo: Kit WiseThree years ago it was marketed at offers over $10 million before the price dropped to $7.99 million in 2015.It is one of five properties that could crack the $10 million mark on the Gold Coast this year if it does sell. Also on the market for a double-digit figure is pub prince Tony Burnett’s mansion at 22-24 Admiralty Drive for $10.95 million.Marble galore. Photo: Kit WiseFormer Cable Ski World owner and developer Otto Pfeiffer is still hoping to find a buyer for his Carrara mansion at 8-16 Riverbend Ave.He bought the kingsize home 20 years ago from the original builder and owner and has made a renewed push to sell it for $15 million.The library in the Ultra penthouse.Also on the market are two homes on the Sovereign Islands, 16-22 Parklane Terrace at $14.288 million and 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close for $13.5 million.last_img read more

Williamson: Comeback shows spirit

first_img Press Association There have been reports that the sizeable French contingent in the Magpies’ dressing room are at odds with the non-French players but Williamson feels that performance shows such talk is wide of the mark. “There has been a lot said about it, a lot of speculation but you could see the commitment and the euphoria after the game between the players,” he said. “There is a lot of passion now and we are a very tight bunch. Maybe a lot is said about it in the media but it is all rubbish because the lads are tight, everyone doing it for themselves as much as each other. “There is a lot of relief in the changing room and with the fans. It was a tough, tough game. We had to show resilience and character and I felt that is what was needed.” Williamson acknowledged the club’s fans have endured a rocky time this year, particularly compared the success of the previous campaign, which ended with Europa League qualification and widespread acclaim. But he feels those highs can be attained again. “We are aware of what they (the fans) have endured this season,” he said. “As players, maybe we have not hit the heights both personally and collectively but we just want them to know it wasn’t through a lack of effort and commitment. “Hopefully we showed them that and we can enjoy the last game, the fans can have a great day out and we can try to get a big scalp against Arsenal. “We’ve got the strength and depth and whether we add a few in the summer or not that is down to the manager, but I feel we have all the quality and the attributes to replicate what we did last year. I know it has been a tricky, tricky season but hopefully with a bit more of a rub of the green we can do what we did again.” center_img Newcastle defender Mike Williamson believes his side’s 2-1 comeback win against QPR on Sunday proves there is no split in the camp.last_img read more

United ‘respect’ Fabregas choice

first_img But speaking in a press conference in Malaysia, the midfielder said: “Triumphing in Barcelona is what I have been hoping for all my life, it’s been my dream since I was a child. “I am very happy at Barcelona and I haven’t spoken to any other club in the last two years.” Fabregas also defended not making a statement on his future in the midst of speculation about United’s interest. “I’ve been relaxed about it the whole time, I didn’t have to clarify anything because the only thing I was thinking about was staying at Barca,” he said. “I haven’t deceived anyone or hidden anything, I told the club’s press department that I would speak when it was my turn to speak to the press.” United responded on Wednesday afternoon when a spokesman said: “We appreciate Cesc is a contracted player at Barcelona and completely respect everything Cesc has said today.” Fabregas returned to his boyhood club from Arsenal in 2011 and helped Barcelona win last season’s league title as well as the previous year’s Spanish cup. He insisted there was never any truth in the speculation about him wanting a return to the Premier League. David Moyes’ side had two bids for the former Arsenal man rejected by Barcelona earlier this summer, while Nou Camp sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta declared at the start of the week that United had given up on trying to sign the Spain international. Fabregas ruled out a move away from Barcelona while at the Confederations Cup in June but kept silent after United made their interest in him official, prompting speculation that he was in favour of a transfer. Manchester United have confirmed they “respect” Cesc Fabregas’ claim that he wants to remain at Barcelona. “Stories have been invented,” he said. “I don’t know why speculation grew even after Tito (Vilanova, former Barcelona coach), Zubizarreta, Tata (Gerardo Martino, new Barca coach) and (Barcelona vice-president Josep) Bartomeu all said they wanted me to stay. “I was never given any sign from the club to make me think they didn’t want me, I have always felt wanted here. I spoke to Bartomeu, the president (Sandro Rosell) in person and Tata also told me he wanted me to stay and there’s been no problem.” Fabregas also denied that he had requested a new contract from the Catalan club and promised to try to improve his performances for Barcelona next season. “What I have to do is do everything better because I’m at the biggest and most demanding club in the world,” he said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Lord set for Durkan return

first_img Noel Meade reports Texas Jack to be on course for the Grade One as long as he comes through his final piece of work in good shape. “He’s in good form. He will do a bit of work later this week and if that goes OK he will run,” said the County Meath trainer. The eight-year-old was last seen finishing fourth to Last Instalment in Leopardstown’s Hennessy Gold Cup in February. Willie Mullins looks like relying on Boston Bob after the Punchestown Gold Cup winner finished third to Road To Riches in the JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on his reappearance. Mouse Morris’ First Lieutenant, runner up to Boston Bob at Punchestown, could renew rivalry. Morris also has Baily Green and Rathlin in the mix. As well as First Lieutenant, owners Gigginstown House Stud have the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack, winner at Punchestown and Down Royal on his two starts this term. The Tom Mullins-trained Alderwood and Robbie Hennessy’s Rubi Light complete the nine acceptors. Press Association Jim Culloty is looking forward to getting his Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere back on the course in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.center_img The eight-year-old is among nine horses standing their ground at the confirmation stage and while the trip might be on the short side, Culloty is looking for a decent show. “The horse is fit and well and while two and a half miles is a slightly inadequate trip, we are hoping for a good run to kick off his campaign this season,” said the Mallow handler. last_img read more