An extraordinary thing happened in Oxford UCCE’s game against Hampshire. Oxford declared on the final afternoon, setting Hampshire a target and giving both sides a chance of victory. Even the most assiduous watchers of Oxford cricket couldn’t remember the last time Oxford had been in a position to set up a game. Hampshire needed 291 to win, at a rate of nearly six an over. They were 141 runs shy of their total, with six wickets and just under 17 overs remaining, when a downpour put pay to any further cricket. The premature end was perhaps a greater disappointment for Oxford than the county side. With the spinners, Michael Munday and Paul McMahon, bowling in tandem, Oxford were looked genuinely threatening. The chances are that Hampshire would have blocked the proverbial out of it the moment they sensed they could lose, but there was always the hope that a combination of luck and inspiration might have seen Oxford through to a victory. Munday and McMahon bowled excellently. Munday, a leg spinner in his first year at Corpus and contracted to Somerset, bowled his first over for 12 runs. His next eight went for just 21, while at the same time he picked up three wickets. With the addition of Jamie Dalrymple – currently unavailable due to finals Oxford will field a spin bowling attack in the Varsity Match better than that of many counties. Hampshire, missing most of their big names, were furious at the lateness of the declaration. In particular, veteran spinner Shaun Udal, perhaps made unusually tetchy by the plight of West Ham, waved for Oxford to leave the field. He felt that their decision to declare on the second day to give Oxford a chance of setting a total had been snubbed by Oxford declaring 30 runs too late, to set up an extremely unlikely run-chase. Had they known it was going to be a draw, they might have batted on in their first innings. But from the Oxford perspective, it was understandable that they wanted the extra safety of making Hampshire force the pace. Oxford’s position in this game was almost entirely due to excellent innings from Joe Sayers and Ed Cowan. The latter, a former Australian under-19 batsman, made 99 off 148 balls, as Oxford sought quick runs to set up the declaration. He fell to an excellent piece of bowling from Udal and a low bounce. Looking to push the ball into the leg-side for this century, Cowan played across a quicker ball and was lbw. After a rapid start, Sayer’s first innings century was altogether more sedate. He slowed considerably as he neared his 50 and then his 100. But it was not a worse innings for lacking a shot-a-ball. On a pitch with increasingly uneven bounce and against a lively Hampshire attack, it was just the sort of innings that an opener should play. By the time he was ninth out for 122, he had shepherded the Oxford score to 273 – a total the last pair increased by eight. Hampshire were posed few problems in their first innings. McMahon bowled well, as, at times, did Tom Mees. Former Oxford blue Will Kendal made a century and Lawrence Prittipaul, a distant cousin of West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, made an unbeaten half-century. With the dismissal of Kendal, Hampshire declared, 19 runs behind Oxford’s first innings total, to try to get a good finish. It almost worked.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003
Today, Steve Miller Band has confirmed an extensive North American summer tour with special guest Peter Frampton and his band that will take them across the country throughout June, July, and August. This new crop of dates comes after Miller announced a run of predominantly Canadian 2018 spring tour dates with Frampton late last year. The band will also perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.Steve Miller Band’s big touring plans for this year will serve as a sort of 50th-anniversary celebration for the band, who released their debut album, Children of the Future, in 1968. As Miller explains in a press release, “Music is ethereal it moves back and forth between the past and the future. I’m very excited to announce that 2018 is our 50th anniversary of recording and touring together as the Steve Miller Band and we plan to travel between the psychedelic sixties through the future with a vengeance!”The announcement promises Miller aficionados “powerful sets from both the SMB and Frampton’s band” as well as “the highlight of Miller bringing Frampton onstage mid-set to create some of the most compelling jamming of the season.”Tickets for all of the Steve Miller Band w/ Peter Frampton summer tour dates go on sale this Friday, February 16th, at 10 a.m. (EST) via Ticketmaster. See below for a full list of upcoming dates. For more information, head to the Steve Miller Band website.Steve Miller Band (with Peter Frampton) Upcoming Tour Dates:*Previously announcedAPRIL*April 14 – Victoria, BC – Save on Foods Centre*April 16 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre*April 18 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place*April 20 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*April 21 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place*April 23 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre*April 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place*April 26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center*April 28 – New Town, ND – Four Bears ResortMAY*May 6 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalJUNEJune 12 – Evansville, IN – The Ford CenterJune 14 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly IslandJune 15 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music CenterJune 17 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music TheatreJune 20 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank PavilionJune 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music CenterJune 22 – Erie, PA – Presque Isle State ParkJune 24 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six PavilionJune 26 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National HarborJune 27 – New York, NY – Radio City Music HallJune 29 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsJune 30 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds ArenaJULYJuly 2 – Lenox, MA – TanglewoodJuly 3 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark AmphitheatreJuly 5 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront PavilionJuly 6 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank PavilionJuly 14 – Mashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at FoxwoodsJuly 15 – Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx CasinoJuly 17 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon AmphitheatreJuly 18 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life ArenaJuly 20 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine AmphitheatreJuly 21 – Hollywood, FL – The Event Center at Hard RockJuly 23 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry HouseJuly 25 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre (No Peter Frampton)July 27 – Allen, TX – Allen Event CenterJuly 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial CentreJuly 30 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody TheatreAUGUSTAugust 2 – Lincoln, NB – Pinewood Bowl AmphitheatreAugust 4 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green AmphitheatreAugust 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek TheatreAugust 12 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair and Event Center / Pacific AmphitheatreAugust 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara BowlAugust 17 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor ArenaAugust 18 – Concord, CA – Concord PavilionAugust 20 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical GardenAugust 21 – Bend, OR – Edgefield AmphitheatreAugust 23 – Troutdale, OR – Les Schwab AmphitheatreAugust 25 & 26 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
The Library of Congress announced today that it will award to Harvard President Drew Faust the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. The $1 million international prize recognizes individuals whose scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped public affairs and civil society, highlighting researchers who have had a major impact on social and political issues through work conveyed beyond the academic community.“The Library of Congress is thrilled to recognize Drew Gilpin Faust for her extraordinary work researching, writing, and teaching about the fabric of American life,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “Through her extensive writing about Southern identity, she has explored themes of deep relevance to our national conversation on race and gender. As the first female president of Harvard University, she has also led one of the most esteemed educational institutions in the world through a period of intense growth and transformation.”Faust will receive the award during a gala ceremony on Sept. 12 in the library’s Great Hall.A prolific scholar and historian of the Civil War and the American South, Faust has written six books, including the Bancroft Prize-winning “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War.” She has been named in the Forbes list of “100 Most Powerful Women,” and the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her in 2011 to give the Jefferson Lecture. She holds honorary doctorates from Bowdoin College, Peking University, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Princeton University, the University of Oxford, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Boston College.On July 1, Faust steps down as Harvard president following more than a decade of transformative leadership. Since her presidency began in 2007, she has fostered “One Harvard,” an academic and operational collaboration among Harvard College and the University’s graduate and professional Schools; opened Harvard’s community to new and diverse populations; advanced the University’s educational mission in the arts, sciences, engineering, and the humanities; placed new emphasis on innovation in learning and interdisciplinary programs; expanded the institution’s global footprint; and modernized governance and administrative structures.“I am deeply honored to receive the Kluge Prize and would like to thank the Library of Congress for this recognition and for the vital mission it pursues on behalf of our nation,” said Faust. “The humanities and social sciences have never been more important to our understanding of society and the increasingly connected world we inhabit. They allow us to see the world through the eyes of others, to understand the common hopes and aspirations we share, to cultivate judgment and discernment, and to identify and pursue the questions that must animate our pursuit of a better future.”Faust was selected from a short list of finalists following a nomination process engaging scholars and leaders from around the world, and a subsequent three-stage review by experts inside and outside the library. Administered by the Kluge Center in the Library of Congress, the award reflects the center’s mission to “reinvigorate the interconnection between thought and action,” bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking.Recent winners of the prize, which is awarded on a semi-regular basis, include the philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor in 2015, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, in 2012.
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Tags: Jan Cervelli, THRIVE, Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative The 3rd Annual Engaging Women Conference, organized by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) at Saint Mary’s in partnership with 1st Source Bank, will lead to the empowerment of 250 women. The conference will create a transformative space for women to be educated and to engage with one another, WEI project director Joan McClendon said.“There’s something for everybody,” she said. “From how to negotiate business deals to collaborative things such as the power of the person, leadership and ‘daring greatly.’ This year we really stepped it up to the next level.”McClendon said there will be three keynote speakers, four panels and twenty four breakout sessions. The keynote speakers include René Syler, former co-host of CBS’ “The Early Show,” Jan Cervelli, President of Saint Mary’s College and Stephenie Foster, a partner of Smash Strategies.The four panels include an human resources panel, non-profit panel, women in technology panel and an executive panel, McClendon said. Breakout sessions include a wide range of topics, such as a spirituality component, she said.The organization of the event is evidence of how the conference has grown in response to feedback, McClendon said. For example, the idea to invite Rene Syler came out of a conversation she had during last year’s conference.“We hope these speakers empower the women at the Conference to empower generations to come,” McClendon said.Housed under the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL), WEI — now entering its sixth year — has three components: the Spark program, the Renaissance Executive Forum and a combination of seminars and training.McClendon said the Spark program is an eleven week session where women come from the community to learn how to start a business while also learning about self-esteem and relationship building. The Renaissance Executive Forum is a half day peer-to-peer advisory group for women whose businesses exceed a certain gross amount, while training and seminars include events such as the upcoming conference, she said.“Between Spark, the Executive Forum, training and several other things we have done, over 3,000 women have passed through the doors of Saint Mary’s College because of WEI,” McClendon said. “We’re very proud of what we do. We’re excited about how we help women in the community.”1st Source Bank has sponsored the conference each year, 1st Source vice president and business banker Julianna Herring said. The conference came from a series of human resource seminars 1st Source had at Saint Mary’s as the Bank looked for ways to support women in business, and ever since it launched, it has continued building, she said.“I think it’s small enough that people are able to network and engage and not get lost in it,” she said. “That’s one of the goals for when we engage. We want people to feel that intimacy and engage with the speakers and their stories.”As a member of the committee planning the conference, Herring said they try to speak to a vast array of women.Herring is connected with a 1st Source program called THRIVE, which evolved at Saint Mary’s and works to partner 1st Source with communities in various regions. Every community is a bit different, and THRIVE seeks to be a connector and resource in communities, she said.“WEI and this conference connect to the goal of 1st Source to support communities and women in their communities,” Herring said. “It goes with the mission of what we are trying to do as a connector within the community.”The conference is sold out this year, and both McClendon and Herring are looking forward to the future of the WEI with it’s various components, specifically future conferences.“As exciting as it is to see the conference scaled, there’s something awesomely intimate that happens with the 250 women who attend this conference,” McClendon said. “It’s not so much what we do next, but how do we keep the intimacy of what happens. Now we work on how do we preserve that and move forward.”
MGN ImageWARREN – Officials in Warren County, Pennsylvania are investigating the false reporting of a COVID-19 related death and a new case in their county.In a statement Tuesday afternoon, officials said data issued earlier in the day that the county saw its first Coronavirus related death is factually inaccurate.“The Coroner has not listed any fatality related to COVID-19 nor has the hospital had an additional positive test,” said officials in the statement. “The County Government believes this information was provided in error and would urge the community to remain calm as this is investigated.”“The County Government’s priority is the safety and wellbeing of its citizenry and works to provide data that’s been verified locally,” officials furthered. “Thank you for your patience as we get through this time as a community.” Earlier in the day the Warren General Hospital reported one new positive case of the virus and one new death.So far in Warren County, a total of 178 testing samples have been collected with 110 negative results.“All of these tests were collected in the Emergency Room or inpatient units,” said officials. “The remainder of tests were ordered by private non physicians with results being sent directly to them.”The first, and as of now only, positive test was back in March, officials said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),At least one county in the United States is being honest, there is hope for humanity in this country. Thank you for being honest!
Star Files Love Never Dies co-stars Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo will reunite alongside Cheyenne Jackson and more in two concert performances of The Secret Garden in its 25th Anniversary year. Directed by Stafford Arima, the musical will play on February 21, 2016 and February 22 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.Joining Boggess (School of Rock) as Lily, Karimloo (Les Miserables) as Archibald Craven and Jackson (Finian’s Rainbow) as Dr. Neville Craven, will be Ben Platt (Book of Mormon) as Dickon, Jere Shea (Passion) as Ben and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) as Mary Lennox. Original Broadway cast members Daisy Eagan and Barbara Rosenblat will return to perform the roles of Martha and Mrs. Medlock, respectively.Based on the 1911 novel of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the book and lyrics are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. Orphaned while living in India, 10 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire, England to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald, whom she has never met. There, the ill-tempered and lonely Mary meets Martha, a chambermaid, who tells her of a secret garden which belonged to her aunt Lily before she died. Mary’s search for the garden introduces her to a slew of other characters including Dickon (Martha’s brother), Ben (the head gardener), Neville (her other uncle), and a spirited robin that seems to be trying to talk to her. View Comments Sierra Boggess
By Dialogo July 06, 2011 Bolivian President Evo Morales apologized to the Argentine Jewish community on 1 July and characterized as a “very serious mistake” the visit to his country by Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, accused of involvement in the attack on the Jewish mutual-aid society AMIA, with eighty-five dead. “Evo Morales said that he had been surprised by what happened (the Iranian’s visit). He told us that it had been a very serious mistake, and he apologized to us,” AFP was told by Aldo Donzis, president of the Delegation of Argentine Israelite Associations (DAIA), who met with the president in a Buenos Aires hotel. Vahidi has been charged by the Argentine courts as one of the planners of the attack on the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA), which left eighty-five dead and three hundred wounded, in Buenos Aires on 18 July 1994. Donzis communicated to Morales the disquiet provoked by the episode that took place on 31 May, when Vahidi spent several hours in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (in eastern Bolivia), where he participated in a military ceremony presided over by the Bolivian president. “We appreciate President Morales’s attitude enormously; it’s not common for a head of state to apologize, although we would have preferred that there had not been a reason for this meeting,” he added. On that occasion, in response to the Argentine foreign ministry’s protest, the Bolivian government sent a letter of apology and affirmed that it had taken steps to see to it that the Iranian minister left Bolivian territory immediately. “Vahidi deserved to have been detained in Bolivia, but since we can’t go back, this meeting (with Morales) is very important,” Donzis affirmed. At Argentina’s request, Interpol maintains an open international request seeking the arrest of the Iranian defense minister, who was the commandant of the Al-Quds Force and the Revolutionary Guard Corps at the time of the attack. Other former Iranian government officials who have been accused are former president Ali Rafsanjani (1989-1997) and former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati, among others. The meeting with Morales was requested by DAIA, the leading political organization of the Argentine Jewish community, Latin America’s most numerous with 300,000 members. According to Donzis, during the meeting with Morales they agreed to “work together on tolerance and inclusion.” The attack on AMIA was the most serious in Argentine history and took place two years after the explosion that destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, with twenty-nine dead and more than two hundred wounded.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Valentine’s Day is coming just in time to warm our collective hearts.One day after a light snow sprinkled Long Island, forecasters are warning of more snow and plunging temperatures for the remainder of the week. The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a winter weather advisory for Nassau and Suffolk counties in advance of another snow storm that could dump 3-6 inches of white stuff on the region Tuesday night into Wednesday. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. until noon Wednesday.The weather service said periods of snow could cause travel difficulties.“Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility,” the agency said on its website. “And use caution while driving.”The weather service is also warning of potential flooding along the south shore of Nassau and western Suffolk, with tides three feet above normal. Coastal areas could see “widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide,” the agency said.Snow is not expected to start falling until late Tuesday evening and could continue until 10 a.m. Wednesday, possibly disrupting yet another morning commute. Tuesday’s forecast calls for a high near 35 with the wind chill making it feel a few degrees cooler.Wednesday’s high is 39 degrees.The mercury will begin dipping Thursday, especially in the evening, with a low of 18 expected when the sun goes down. There is also a chance of snow Thursday and Friday.The weekend will be brisk. The weather service is predicting a high of 25 degrees on Saturday before the thermometer plunges into single digits in the evening. Valentine’s Day won’t be much better, with temperatures in the teens throughout the day Sunday.
Arteta was the first Premier League manager to contract the disease (Picture: Getty Images)The Arsenal squad are receiving personalised training routines to maintain fitness while in quarantine over the coronavirus pandemic. Mikel Arteta tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday, prompting the entire first-team squad and staff to self-isolate for 14 days. Their training ground at London Colney and Hale End academy centre have been cleared as they undergo deep cleans. Advertisement Advertisement How Arsenal squad are staying fit during coronavirus lockdown Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Mar 2020 1:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link865Shares The Arsenal squad will not train together until the end of the month (Picture: Getty Images)According to the Evening Standard, the players in quarantine have been given tailored programmes to carry out in their own homes. ADVERTISEMENT Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveMost of the first team have their own gyms, and extra kit and equipment has been sent out to those in need of it. AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBoss Mikel Arteta was the first Premier League manager to fall victim to the disease, while his wife Lorena Bernal insisted the Spaniard is ‘feeling fine’. His diagnosis prompted the FA to suspend all league matches until at least April 4, with top-flight clubs set to meet on March 19 to discuss the next steps. The Gunners squad are due to end their self-isolation period on March 25, when they will be able to return to full training. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Wayne Rooney reveals Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had never heard of Arsenal hero Marc OvermarsMORE: Barcelona cool interest in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Comment