How Hoever’s rise is inspiring Liverpool’s young guns

first_imgIt’s not just the first team at Liverpool who have their eyes on silverware in 2019.But while Jurgen Klopp’s squad plot their assault on the Premier League and Champions League, the Reds’ under-18 side will be competing on no fewer than four fronts.Top of the league, into the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League and with a Premier League Cup clash against Manchester United to look forward to later this month, it promises to be a thrilling few months for Barry Lewtas’ team. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It gets underway on Monday night, as the young Reds take on Accrington Stanley in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup, at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium. Lewtas, an upbeat, positive character, is suitably excited about the prospect.“I am enjoying being part of it and I’m privileged to lead the team in it,” he says.“We want to win it and we’ll go full at it. It does carry a lot of prestige, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”Unlike its senior version, the Youth Cup remains very much the glamour competition where coaches are concerned, and the names of the players who have lit it up simply trip off the tongue. Daniel Sturridge, Jack Wilshere, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Jamie Carragher, Theo Walcott, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Gareth Bale all enhanced their reputations at this level, while recent finals have seen the likes of Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi shine.With Chelsea, who have appeared in nine of the last 11 finals, already eliminated, Lewtas’ side, who saw off Portsmouth in the third round, will fancy their chances of going deep in the competition. With the prolific strike duo Paul Glatzel and Bobby Duncan, they should have the firepower to worry any opponent.Behind them, there is clear talent in the likes of Luis Longstaff, recruited from Newcastle, from Yasser Larouci, the left-sided Frenchman, and from midfielders Leighton Clarkson and Elijah Dixon-Bonner, the England under-17 international.Unfortunately, we may need to wait for another glimpse of Anfield’s new hottest prospect. Ki-Jana Hoever, who made his senior Reds debut in the FA Cup against Wolves a fortnight ago, would have been a guaranteed starter tonight were it not for a knock picked up in training last week. As it stands, he is unlikely to feature against Accrington.Still, the defender’s progression since his summer switch to Merseyside from Ajax has brought a feel-good factor to the Reds’ Academy. They talk about ‘pathways’ a lot at Kirkby, and the sight of the Dutchman becoming the third-youngest debutant in the club’s history at Molineux offers the perfect example to both coaches and players. Even better that Curtis Jones and Rafa Camacho, 17 and 18 respectively, made their senior bows in the same game. Lewtas, of course, worked with both during his spell as under-16s coach.“It’s a big motivation for us coaches, to be working with players that could end up being required by the first team,” he says. “And it must be a big motivation for the boys as well when they see their peers being asked to go up and train or play.“We were in the airport on the way back from a tournament in Germany before the [Wolves] game, and few of the boys were speaking to Curtis on FaceTime. They are team-mates, but they’re also friends.“We certainly use it in terms of showing them that there is a pathway here. If you train hard, if you perform and get the opportunity to go to Melwood then you need to take that chance.“The boys who have gone up there have certainly impressed. If you are capable of doing that the manager will keep you there and work with you.”Jurgen Klopp and Curtis JonesHoever’s story is a case in point. He only turned 17 on Friday and only made his under-18s debut in September, but his natural talent, allied to a rock-solid attitude and impressive physical attributes meant he was swiftly moved up to Neil Critchley’s under-23 side.And with Klopp’s defensive options decimated by injury over the Christmas period, there was no hesitation in sending the teenager up to Melwood to train. There, Hoever held his own against the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, earning himself a chance when Klopp rotated for the cup.“We flew back from Germany so I had to rush home to watch the game,” says Lewtas. “I got in just in time.“And when [Dejan] Lovren got injured and the camera panned to Trent [Alexander-Arnold], I thought ‘interesting, Trent playing centre back?’ Then I saw Ki-Jana put his top on, it was like ‘wow!’”So what did he make of his performance?“Listen, I can’t lay claim to Ki-Jana because he hasn’t been here that long but I was nervous, especially when he started taking everyone on!” he says. “Basically, you don’t want him to fail on the things you’ve worked with him on in training!“But I thought he showed an awful lot of composure against an experienced team. He was very mature and did ever so well.”It’s great. Wherever you work, if someone gets a promotion, you’re chuffed for them, as long as they aren’t taking your spot! I’m made up for all three of them. Curtis has been here an extremely long time. To walk in here at the age of seven or eight and then pull on the shirt for the first team was great for him.”It was nice to speak to Ki-Jana’s dad in Holland and hear how happy he was. There’s a real feel-good factor when it happens.”The attention garnered by such an assured display was natural, but they are understandably keen to preach caution at Kirkby. The life of a talented young footballer, after all, will contain many ups and many downs.Hoever has already experienced the other side. His next game after Wolves was for Liverpool’s under-23 team against Brighton. He was sent off, harshly, inside 25 minutes.”The boys know it,” Lewtas says. “It’s not all pats on the back here. It’s tough, and they realise the journey will have ups and downs.”Ki-Jana has already had that with the red card so he knows there will be bumps in the road. They all do.”Ki-Jana Hoever Liverpool Wolves 2018/19Lewtas is typically measured when asked if players are now required to be “ready” for first-team football at a younger age. Can a player, for example, make it at Liverpool at, say, 20 or 21 years of age, or does it have to happen sooner?“Every player is different, and every journey is different,” he says. “Someone like Ki-Jana comes in and makes his debut at 16, or Curtis at 17. For others, it may not happen until you’re 20 or 21, or you might need a couple of loans first.“That’s just how it is. It’s just dependent. Sancho and Foden, for example, were just good players at 16/17.“Some of the boys get a chance but they have only played one game so far. Their journeys still have a long way to go to become established first team players. Even someone like Foden, he’s only started a handful of games. He’s not established yet.“When you get the chance, the trick is to stick at it and keep it. Trent has gone in, impressed, fitted in with the group, performed well and stuck around.“Your position matters, too. There are not many centre-backs playing in the Premier League at 16 or 17. It’s a position that comes with maturity.“Look at Virgil van Dijk, he’s 27. His journey to become one of the best defenders in the world has maybe taken 10 years.“I certainly wouldn’t be writing young players off. It’s about position, time and exposure.”And as for Hoever, where does he see his long-term prospects – at centre-back or as a full-back?”It’s difficult to say,” Lewtas smiles. “He’s got attributes that cover both positions which is the real beauty. That’s similar to a lot of the first team players.”Look at Joe Gomez, he can play right-back and centre-back and is accomplished at both. Ki-Jana got his break at centre-back but his athleticism means he could cope at full-back as well.”As he develops, he will learn more about his game playing against men and we’ll learn more about his game and it will evolve. It’ll be interesting to see.”Liverpool take on Accrington Stanley at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens tonight, Monday January 21, kick off 7pm. Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, with entry free for LFC season ticket holders and Members. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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LG patent hints at a smartphone with triple front camera setup

first_imgLG patent hints at a smartphone with triple front camera setupLG has patented a new smartphone at WIPO that features a triple camera setup in the front and at the back. The phone also sports a button to invoke Google Assistant.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiApril 20, 2019UPDATED: April 23, 2019 08:26 IST HIGHLIGHTSLG has patented a new smartphone concept.LG’s concept phone comes with three cameras in the front.LG’s concept phone lacks a 3.5mm jack.When it comes to weird and whacky, LG has patented a number of outlandish concepts for its future smartphones. And while some of these concepts – a phone with 16 lenses or a stretchable phone – might seem like a distant dream for now, but a new smartphone concept that the Korean smartphone giant has patented seems like a concept for one of its upcoming phones. LG has patented a smartphone that would feature three cameras in the front.According to a report by Tiger Mobile, the Korean electronics giant has been granted a patent by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for a phone with a triple front camera setup. The smartphone in the diagrams has a three cameras in the front that are housed inside a small notch. The display of the device appears to have very thin bezels on the top and bottom and on the sides. The diagrams also reveal that the phone sports a triple rear camera setup placed in a horizontal manner directly on top of the centrally aligned fingerprint scanner. To recall, LG is already offering a similar rear-camera setup in two of newly launched smartphones — the LG V50 ThinQ and the LG G8 ThinQ — and its older the LG V40 ThinQ that was launched in India back in January this year.Notably, while the patent shows us what the phone would look like it does not divulge details about the specifications or the camera setup. Image Courtesy: Tiger MobilesIn addition to this, the concept phone features a separate button for invoking Google Assistant and a long SIM/microSD card tray. Interestingly, the phone seems to be missing a 3.5mm jack, which could indicate that LG might be planning to drop the jack from its future smartphones. But that’s a question for future. For now, the Korean electronic giant has delayed the launch of its first 5G-enabled phone – the LG V50 ThinQ – in South Korea owing to faulty 5G connectivity in the area.advertisementThe phone was slated to be launched in the area on March 19 but was delayed following an announcement by the company wherein it stated that it was working with Qualcomm and local mobile operators to optimise the phone further. The company hasn’t announced an updated launch date for V50 ThinQ yet.ALSO READ: | LG blames 5G connectivity for delayed V50 ThinQ 5G launchALSO READ: | Now LG is working on a transparent foldable phoneALSO READ: | LG V40 ThinQ review: The best from the LG but its best is not enoughGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphoneFollow LG V50 ThinQFollow LG G8 ThinQlast_img read more

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TGIF Shopping ( & Giveaway!) Ball and Buck Launches Denim

first_imgYou’ve been relying on them for outwear, dopp kits, leather coasters, fishing nets, and yes even shotguns, since Ball and Buck was founded in 2008. Now, the all-American company “born and bred with red, white, and blue running through our veins,” is introducing denim to the fold.After fine tuning the perfect fit in pants, Ball and Buck decided it was finally time to offer the 6 Point Pant in denim.Related: High on Hops: New Trends in Beer Glasses So why now? According to Ball and Buck CEO Mark Bollman, it was always part of the long-term product strategy. “This is the same way we develop all the products we sell – start by building the highest quality products in the world, then take them into the to field and beat the shit out of them,” he explains. “It’s only after they have exceeded our high expectations of quality do we go into production and offer them to our customers.”Like everything from the men’s wear brand, the denim is sourced from North Carolina’s Cone Mills, where it’s woven on shuttle looms to produce two unique denims: Selvage and Distilled Indigo.Both denims features camo pockets and shotgun shell rivets“A couple of the details that make me the most excited is our fit, which doesn’t have the “denim diaper, extra material that sags beneath your behind,” says Bollman. “Also we we’re fed up with our jeans coming apart at the seat seam, so we’ve reinforced that seam for added strength and durability.As for what’s next: “More fits, more denim weights, and unique material qualities, plus an up cycling denim program.”Available now at ballandbuck.com and in store ($188 for Distilled Indigo; $218 for Selvage).For our readers the B&B team is offering up one free pair to one lucky gent. Simply enter below and dare to dream. Giveaway ends December 25th. Editors’ Recommendations 1. Ball and Buck Denim 2. Ball and Buck Denim 3. Ball and Buck Denim 4. Ball and Buck Denim 5. Ball and Buck Denim What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable How to Shave With a Straight Razor center_img Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskeylast_img read more

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Pacific Carriers Tied to Tanker Order at STX

first_imgSingapore-based shipping firm Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL) has reportedly decided to expand its fleet by up to three new units.According to data provided by Asiasis, the company placed on order for three crude oil product carriers in early July.The units, which would each feature 50,000 dwt, are scheduled for delivery in early 2020.The new ships would be built by South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

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Winter Parking Ban Begins Dec 13

first_imgThe province’s winter parking ban takes effect Monday, Dec. 13 inmany communities throughout Nova Scotia. The winter parking regulations help crews from the Department ofTransportation and Public Works clear roads as quickly and safelyas possible after snow storms. The regulations apply to drivers in communities in 13 countiesand ban parking on roads maintained by the department between 1a.m. and 7 a.m. Drivers are also restricted from parking onhighways and streets from one hour after a snowstorm has begun,to two hours after a snowstorm has stopped. Advertisements have appeared in newspapers listing thecommunities with restricted parking. The information is alsoposted on the department’s website at http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran ;click on Winter Parking Regulations. Some people are exempt from the parking ban, including: doctors parked near their offices or homes and who are on call; on-duty members of the police and fire departments and Armed Forces; commercial drivers in the process of loading and unloading; and drivers of public utility vehicles parked at or near their homes and who may be required to make emergency calls. Drivers who ignore the winter parking regulations face penaltiesunder the Motor Vehicle Act. The winter parking rules are in effect until March 31, 2005.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Elderkin Bridge Elderkin Bridge on Route 302, about 10.4 kilometres north from Trunk 2, is reduced to one lane to replace the bridge rail until Friday, Feb. 17. Traffic signals are in place. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. -30- CONTINUING WORKcenter_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge, Valley Mills Crowdis Bridge, in Valley Mills on Marble Mountain Road, is closed until further notice. Detour via Eden Road, Barren Road, Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Denys Road. Signs are in place.last_img read more

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Former Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall doesnt want sympathy from

first_imgLest there was any shred of remaining doubt about Kim Cattrall’s feelings toward her former Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, an Instagram post put the matter to rest Saturday.“You are not my friend,” Cattrall wrote in a message directed at Parker, less than one week after her 55-year-old brother, Chris Cattrall, was found dead at his home in Canada.An accompanying image with the post read: “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Parker had expressed sympathy for Cattrall’s family at a red-carpet event Thursday, telling Extra that “we all send her our love and condolences” while, in the same interview, not ruling out the possibility of a third Sex and the City movie, but without Cattrall.“If somebody in your life, whether you’re in touch with them or not, is suffering for any reason, it’s involuntary that you want to convey condolences or sadness or just let someone know you’re thinking about them,” Parker told Entertainment Tonight.Cattrall wasn’t having it, clapping back by suggesting Parker was a “hypocrite” and saying even her mother wondered when she would leave Cattrall alone. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Advertisement Facebook From left, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis. Cattrall and Parker reportedly have not gotten along for years. (PETER KRAMER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO) last_img read more

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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

first_imgAnother day of big losses knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year Monday. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend companies. Oil fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since October 2017.On Monday:The S&P 500 index sank 54.01 points, or 2.1 per cent, at 2,545.94.The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 507.53 points, or 2.1 per cent, to 23,592.98.The Nasdaq composite tumbled 156.93 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 6,753.73.The Russell 2000 index shed 32.67 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 1,378.14.For the year:The S&P 500 is down 127.67 points, or 4.8 per cent.The Dow is down 1,126.24 points, or 4.6 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 149.66 points, or 2.2 per cent.The Russell 2000 is down 157.37 points, or 10.2 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Sri Lankan national detained in US by border patrol agents

A traffic stop by Palm Beach police officers for illegal window tinting Sunday night led to an arrest by US Border Patrol agents of a Sri Lankan national who failed to produce proper documentation or his passport, Palmbeach Daily News reported today.Ingarathas Rajalingam, 26, was a passenger in a black 2001 Ford SUV that an officer stopped at 11:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Royal Palm Way because the vehicle’s window tint appeared too dark. One of the two police officers making the stop noticed cut-up electrical wire in the trunk of the vehicle, strands of rope tied up neatly on the passenger seat and a panel that was removed from the driver’s-side passenger floorboard, with exposed wires running from the front to the back of the vehicle.Two border patrol agents arrived and arrested Rajalingam for failure to possess proper documentation or a passport. Rajalingam previously had been arrested in Houston for being in the country illegally under Section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, according to the police report. According to the report, the passenger and driver told police they were staying in Miami and were training to become pilots at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in Miami. Rajalingam said he was born in Sri Lanka, but lived in France and arrived in the United States in December. Rajalingam told police he was stopped in Texas, in the airport, because his student visa was expired and he was not allowed in the country. The driver was given a warning by border patrol agents for having an expired residence card. Palm Beach Police issued the driver a citation for illegal front vehicle window tint. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Wildlife official shot elephant in self defence probe launched

An attempt was made by the Vavuniya wildlife officials to rescue the two other elephants yesterday.In the attempt to rescue the two elephants using a backhoe one elephant got out but came face to face with the vehicle. The wildlife official who shot dead an elephant while it was being rescued in Vavuniya, says he shot the animal in self defence.Minister of Wild life and Sustainable Development Gamini Jayawickrama Perera says a full investigation has been launched into the incident. In all, four elephants fell into the well and two elephants were rescued on Sunday night. The elephant was stuck in an agrarian well in Omanthai Vavuniya since Sunday. Television footage showed the elephant attacking the backhoe while it was trying to make its way back into the jungle.A wildlife official in the backhoe panicked and opened fire on the elephant and killed the beast. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Worlds hungry swell to 852 million despite promises to eradicate hunger UN

It is a “shame on humanity,” especially when the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) calculates that our planet could feed twice the current population of 6 billion if there were better food distribution, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Ziegler told a press conference.He blamed the fact that half of the hungry live on already degraded land, spreading desertification, the “massive underfunding” of UN feeding programmes, especially in Africa, and continued “dumping” of food produced in Europe and the United States with $349 billion in annual subsidies.“African agriculture is objectively ruined by agricultural dumping by OECD countries,” said Mr. Ziegler, a Swiss university professor, referring to the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), that includes some 70 developed countries. “It is a shame on humanity that in a world that is richer than ever before, 6 million children should die of malnutrition and related illnesses before they reach the age of five,” he said, noting that in 2005 there were 11 million more hungry than in the previous year.Because hunger is primarily a rural problem – about 80 per cent of the hungry live in the countryside – he said there needs to be “massive investment” in these areas. “Without adequate investment in small-scale irrigation and small-scale agriculture, there is little hope of eradicating hunger,” he told the General Assembly’s Third Committee on Wednesday.He also called for “international protection” of the growing numbers of people forced to flee their lands for environmental reasons but lamented that such protection of “‘ecological refugees’ or ‘environmental migrants’ is currently as inadequate as the low level of investment addressing the root cause of environmental migration.” During a September trip to Lebanon he said he found that Israel had caused “absolutely horrible” damage to the country’s infrastructure, agriculture and fisheries that will have long-term effects on food, water and livelihoods for more than a million Lebanese.He “recommended that Israel be held responsible under international law for any violation of the right to food” and that it “comply with its obligations” to pay reparations and compensation for on-going losses due to the disruption of livelihoods.It has been estimated it will take 7 or 8 years to clear the 1.2 million unexploded Israeli cluster bombs that litter the southern Lebanese countryside, he noted.The Lebanese Government has said it plans to take Israel to the International Court of Justice and possibly to other international courts.In a report to the Third Committee, Mr. Ziegler also said that “central to the protection” of the right to food is that there be “access to justice” when this right is violated. read more

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Africas voice must be heard says Eswatini leader calling for UN reforms

“Africa calls for the allocation of not less than two permanent seats, with all the prerogatives and privileges of permanent membership – including the right of veto; and five non-permanent seats, in the United Nations Security Council,” King Mswati III, leader of the country that until last year was known internationally as Swaziland, told the Assembly’s annual general debate on Wednesday.Turning to development, he said that with strong national leadership and international cooperation, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring social welfare, gender equality, and tackling many other issues in Africa is within reach.“We remain confident that the [Goals] and Agenda 2063 of the African Union will continue to give us the proper guidance and impetus necessary to eradicate poverty and create inclusive and sustainable development for all,” King Mswati said in his address.He went on to say that although these goals have been put in place ‘imbalances’ remain. It, therefore, is up to the UN and its Member States to ‘play a meaningful role in supporting developing countries.’Following the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), great strides have been undertaken in removing gender inequality. Eswatini has ‘enacted the sexual offences and domestic violence act’ with an eye to protecting women from domestic violence and sexual assault.“We sincerely hope that the commendable reform efforts of the Secretary General will help support and reinforce our efforts in accessing external resources and securing sustainable funding mechanism, that will assist us advance towards realization of the SDGs by 2030”He told the assembly that the kingdom had celebrated its fiftieth anniversary during which time the nation decided to revert to “our original name, which is Eswatini. Since time immemorial the name for the Kingdom has always been Eswatini.”In closing, Mswati left the Assembly with words of thanks and appreciation for UN support, but also urged the Assembly to not leave Africa behind, remarking: ‘her voice must be heard.’Full statement available here. read more

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Dramatic Arts grad gets rave reviews in Soulpeppers The Brothers Size

The reviews are in, and Brock Dramatic Arts alumnus Marcel Stewart (BA ’07) is earning praise for his performance in what the Toronto Star calls a “stunning Canadian premiere.”Stewart stars as Elegba in The Brothers Size, the newest offering from Toronto-based production house Soulpepper.He describes the experience as a “whirlwind,” especially after Toronto-based rapper Drake made a surprise appearance at the May 10 opening night performance.Brock Dramatic Arts alumnus Marcel Stewart (BA ’07), second from right, and his castmates from The Brothers Size got a surprise visit from rapper Drake, third from right, at the opening night performance of the Toronto show.“It has been amazing; it’s such a gift to do something like this,” Stewart said. “Through my whole journey as an actor, I have wanted to work on a play that speaks to my experience, one that I can easily dive into, and this text was so comfortable it was like putting on a jacket that was made for me.”The Brothers Size is the second play in the Brothers/Sisters series, written by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Tony Award-nominated playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Set in a fictional town in Louisiana, it tells the story of two brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, who find themselves living together after Oshoosi’s release from prison.Stewart plays Oshoosi’s best friend, who formed a bond with him during their incarceration together.  “I think on a micro level, Brothers Size is about the experience of black men today in the world,” Stewart said. “But on the macro level, what the characters go through are things that all people experience: grief, trauma and searching for a sense of belonging.”Stewart’s performance marks his return to the Soulpepper stage, where he has previously performed three times and was a member of the Soulpepper Academy.Some of his other credits include the role of Miles in The Drawer Boy at Prince Edward County’s Festival Players, Coutts in the Mirvish Theatre Production of King Charles III in Toronto, and roles on popular Canadian television series’ Kim’s Convenience and Murdoch Mysteries.While he focused primarily on acting for several years after graduation, Stewart also developed a passion for doing outreach work and giving back to young, aspiring actors.Brock Dramatic Arts alumnus Marcel Stewart (BA ’07).When he’s not on stage, he gives private acting lessons and hosts workshops in communities across Canada. He’s worked with school groups at the Toronto International Film Festival, for example, and was the creator of What Noise is This, a workshop that explores William Shakespeare’s canon through the lens of hip-hop music.Stewart is also involved in the local theatre industry, both as the outreach co-ordinator with St. Catharines theatre company Suitcase in Point and the volunteer co-ordinator for the upcoming In The Soil Arts Festival, taking place this June in downtown St. Catharines.Brock Assistant Theatre Professor Danielle Wilson offered her congratulations on Stewart’s success.“Marcel was bright and hungry to learn and is an example of the breadth of career opportunities that become available after studying in DART,” she said. “We congratulate him on his success as a working artist and are very proud of the contributions he has made in the theatre community over the years.”Stewart attributes his ability to “wear many hats” in his career to the skills he gained from studying at Brock.“The ‘motor’ that I developed at Brock was probably my biggest takeaway that I still rely on 12 years later,” the 33-year-old said. “To keep going, to keep pursuing, and if a door is closed in my face, then there’s 10 more doors that I can open.”After the wrap of Brothers Size in Toronto, Stewart is headed back to work in St. Catharines.He wants to continue his outreach work and bring more eclectic and diverse artists to St. Catharines.He said instructors at Brock encouraged him to explore his sense of self and find cultural connections through the performing arts — and he wants to do the same for others.“My experience at Brock helped open me up to recognizing who I am as a black man and encouraged me use that voice and speak from my perspective whenever I can,” he said. “Now I’m on this representation kick, running workshops, doing outreach and looking at how to bring some more colour — in more ways than one — to the artistic landscape.”Brothers Size runs until Saturday, June 1 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts at 50 Tank House Lane in Toronto. More information and tickets are available at Soulpepper.ca. read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State falls to Northwestern at home for first time

Ohio State redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson catches the ball on the block against Northwestern’s Dererk Pardon on Jan. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorOhio State survived a road game on Thursday — one could argue the Buckeyes stole it. The last thing the team needed was a flop at home against a Northwestern team that is currently projected in the NCAA field and on the cusp of being ranked in the top 25 — but flop is just what they did.Northwestern walked away from the Schottenstein Center with a 74-72 victory on Sunday. It marked the first time since 1977 the Wildcats beat OSU in Columbus.In the first half, OSU could not find its way to the charity stripe, as the Buckeyes had just one attempt from the free throw line — a miss from sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle. Even with some extremely physical defense on display from Northwestern, only one foul sent OSU to the line in the first.Even after having a lead, OSU allowed a 10-0 run and a 9-0 run in the first that erased the lead.The Wildcats were led by Scottie Lindsey, who racked up 21 points, who also lead the team with time on the court with 35 minutes. The Buckeyes had little answer for him, leading to the Wildcat win. OSU was led in scoring by junior forward Jae’Sean Tate, who earned 14 points. Sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle had 13 points, and hit two of his three 3-point attempts. “There was times in the game where we started on a run, but we just couldn’t capitalize,” Tate said following the loss. “First half, at the end we just didn’t work together as a team, and (Northwestern) got that little run. We just didn’t have it tonight.”OSU had a bit of a scare during the first half, as sophomore guard C.J. Jackson fell hard in front of the Northwestern bench and was helped to the locker room during a timeout, putting little to no weight on his right knee. He later returned, and finished the game with seven points and six rebounds, but was visibly limping for much of the game.Each side traded blows in the early goings of the second, before a 3 by Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh brought the Wildcats’ lead to five with 13:59 left in the game.Contrary to the first half, Northwestern was guilty of a plethora of fouls, allowing 22 second-half chances at the line, and put the Buckeyes in the bonus with 12:29 left in the game. Of those, OSU converted just 12 for a 52 percent mark from the free throw line.Junior center Trevor Thompson took advantage of a noticeable height advantage over anyone was guarding him, pulling down 15 boards and picking up 11 points. Sunday marked his sixth double-double this season, all of which have been with points and rebounds.“It’s just frustrating,” Thompson said. “We have to play harder. Biggest thing, this last three games, has been competing, competing, competing. All in. There was moments today where we just split apart and wasn’t a team and didn’t compete.”A basket by Jackson with 9:05 remaining tied the game at 52-52, before he found space on the next possession in the right corner and nailed a 3 to give OSU the lead. Northwestern pushed ahead off back-to-back plays by guard Isiah Brown, who knocked down a tough layup before grabbing a steal and scoring on a fast break. After a Tate 3 from the corner and a defensive stop, the junior forward went to the line looking to tie the game, but missed one of his shots.After getting close, OSU fouled Northwestern on three separate trips, giving the Wildcats an easy chance to stretch out their lead. All six free throws were converted.“I thought our half court defense was pretty decent in terms of what we were trying to do and what we were trying to take away,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “But Northwestern’s too good to give them free points, that’s for sure.”OSU fought back with 3-point shots from Lyle and freshman center Micah Potter, and had the chance to pull within one after Loving made a layup and was fouled. But it wasn’t meant to be for OSU, as his foul shot clanked off the back of the rim, and Northwestern converted two more from the free throw line. The loss puts OSU at 2-5 in the Big Ten, and 12-8 overall. Northwestern is now 5-2 in conference play, and is 16-4 overall.The Buckeyes will face Minnesota at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in their next game read more

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Scottish Episcopal Church in historic decision backing gay marriage

first_imgThe Scottish Episcopal Church has become the first mainstream Christian denomination in the UK to allow same-sex couples to marry.Its general synod voted to allow clergy to marry gay couples in a move that leaves the small church at odds with the majority of the worldwide Anglican Communion.The move, following a historic debate in Edinburgh, means same-sex couples could be married in the church as early as this autumn.It will also allow gay Christians from any Anglican church to ask to be married in Scotland’s Anglican church.Clergy who want to officiate at gay marriages will have to “opt-in”, and the church said this meant that those who disagreed with the change would not have to act against their conscience.Representatives from seven dioceses across Scotland voted on the issue at the annual meeting.They backed a call to remove a doctrinal clause from the church’s canon on marriage which states that it is a union between a man and a woman.It was replaced with a “conscience clause” which says: “In the light of the fact that there are differing understandings of the nature of marriage in this church, no cleric of this church shall be obliged to conduct any marriage against their conscience.” david chillingworth same sex In an impassioned two-hour debate, the Rev Canon Ian Ferguson, of the Aberdeen diocese, said the church had been “broken” by the decision and described it as a sad and painful day. He added that the church was “disagreeing with Jesus”. Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvie MSP with one of the first couples in Scotland to have a same-sex marriageCredit:PA Same-sex marriage cards in a shop in SohoCredit:EPA Most Rev David Chillingworth of the Scottish Episcopal ChurchCredit:Camera Press Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. same sex The conservative Anglican group Global Anglican Future Conference said before the vote: “If this action is taken it will further marginalise faithful Anglicans in Scotland who seek to uphold Jesus’s teaching on marriage.”But supporters said it was a “broad church” and the understanding of scripture had changed over time.Victoria Stock, a lay representative from Edinburgh, called on the church to “stand up for what is right” and spoke of her “deep hurt” at being told there was something wrong with her when she came out as gay.She told the Synod: “If Jesus was standing right here in this room today, he would be telling us just to get on with it.” “For them, this new chapter will feel like an exclusion – as if their church has moved away from them. So, the journey which we now begin must also be a journey of reconciliation.” The change was backed by 80 per cent of the church’s bishops, 80 per cent of the laity and 68 per cent of the clergy. The three houses had to approve the motion by a two-thirds majority.The Anglican Communion represents 80 million Christians around the world with the majority opposing gay marriage.Its Secretary General, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said the vote put the Scottish church at odds with the majority stance.Early last year the Anglican Communion sanctioned the US Episcopal Church when it voted in favour of gay marriage.Last month, the Church of Scotland backed a report which could allow ministers to conduct same-sex weddings in future, and in February a report opposing gay marriage was opposed by the Church of England’s Synod.Same-sex marriage has been legal in Scotland since late 2014. The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, said it was a momentous step, adding: “By removing gender form our marriage canon, our church now affirms that a same sex couple are not just married but are married in the sight of God.”A new chapter opens up – inclusion has taken a particular form. This same decision is difficult and hurtful for others whose integrity in faith tells them that this decision is unscriptural and profoundly wrong.last_img read more

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HTC Desire 2 image leaked

first_imgWith the HTC Desire (aka HTC Bravo) being one of the most popular Android handsets on the market it was no surprise that a Desire 2 would be made.Despite not having any confirmed specs on the Desire 2, Engadget managed to get hold of an image of the handset. From the shot we can just make out that it has a front-facing camera and a series of touch sensitive controls.Internally rumors do suggest that the Desire 2 will be running Android 2.3.1 (Gingerbread) and it will feature the HTC Sense 2.0 UI. Additionally it will have a 3.8″ 4-point multi-touch Super AMOLED display, a dual core processor and 1GB of RAM.No doubt all the rumors will be confirmed when HTC make an official announcement at the upcoming Mobile World Congress next week.Read more at Engadget, via Android Forumslast_img read more

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Solskjaer refuses to set any targets at Man United

Solskjaer refuses to set any targets at Man United

first_imgManchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to focus on getting the players to understand his football philosophy before setting any aimsThe Norwegian has replaced Jose Mourinho in the dugout at Old Trafford on a caretaker basis for the next six months.United currently find themselves 11 points adrift of the top four in the Premier League ahead of Solskjaer’s first match in charge against Cardiff City on Saturday.But Solskjaer will instead focus on getting the squad to adapt to his playing style rather than concern himself with results.“I think first thing is the first game,” said Solskjaer, according to Evening Standard.“Think about getting my principles into the boys, get the players to understand how I want them to play and let’s take the results later on and see how many points we can gather.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“This club has made many, many points up before, but I’m not going to set that target now.“My job is to help the players, make them grasp the opportunity. They all want to be part of Manchester United.“I’m here to help them, help the team. It’s down to man-management. I had the best manager as a player and coach to deal with players and it’s about communication,“When you’re at United there are a set of demands and one is to be a team player.”The Cardiff-United game will begin at 18:30 (CET) on Saturday.last_img read more

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Japanese playing card firm Angel to buyout GPI in US110 million deal

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Gaming Partners International Corporation (GPI) has entered into a merger agreement with Japanese playing card giant Angel Holdings that will see Angel acquire the US-based table game equipment supplier for US$110 million.GPI announced this week that stockholders holding around 51% of the company’s outstanding shares have signed a voting agreement in support of the transaction, with stockholders to be paid US$13.75 per share. Sale of the century Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move RelatedPosts Once complete, Angel will own 100% of GPI. However, GPI retains the right to negotiate with other potential buyers until 2 February 2019.The company said it does not intend to disclose developments in relation to this process “unless and until its board of directors has made a decision with respect to any potential superior proposal.”Angel is one of the world’s leading suppliers of playing cards and holds a significant majority of market share in Macau.last_img read more

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Two JSC examinees die as boat with 150 capsizes in Titas river

Two JSC examinees die as boat with 150 capsizes in Titas river

first_imgBrahmanbariaAt least two Junior School Certificate (JSC) examination candidates drowned in the Titas river in Brahmanbaria district while going to attend their first examination crossing the river on Wednesday morning.One of the deceased was identified as Nadira Akhtar.Witnesses said a boat carrying about 150 students of Birgaon High School capsized in the river after hitting a bamboo pole in the Titash in the morning.Five children are still missing.Locals rescued the students and sent two of them to the local health complex in critical condition.They were then shifted to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital where on-duty physicians declared them dead.Nabinagar police station officer in-charge Aslam Shikdar confirmed the incident.The JSC examinations began today (Wednesday). A total of 2,090,277 students — 971,336 males and 1,118,941 females – are sitting for the JSC exams while 378,543 examinees — 173,442 boys and 205,101 girls — appearing at the Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) exams, making the number 2,468,820 in total.Students from 28,628 educational institutions are appearing at the examinations at 2,834 centres across the country.last_img read more

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Barco Highlights Imaging Workflow Compliance at HIMSS18

Barco Highlights Imaging Workflow Compliance at HIMSS18

first_imgNews | Flat Panel Displays | February 21, 2018 Barco Highlights Imaging Workflow Compliance at HIMSS18 Company will host presentations on managing medical display quality assurance, optimizing tumor board workflow The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems February 21, 2018 — Barco will showcase its full line of radiology and mammography display systems with online quality assurance (QA) software at the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, March 5-9 in Las Vegas. The company will focus on how its solutions can help boost diagnostic accuracy, streamline operations and reduce costs.Barco’s mammography and radiology display systems visualize the subtlest details, helping radiologists improve detection at the earliest stages of disease, according to the company. Intuitive workflow tools help enhance reading speed and accuracy, while the MediCal QAWeb online service conveniently automates QA and compliance.The Coronis Uniti is the only multimodality breast imaging display that also allows viewing of picture archiving and communication system (PACS) images, according to Barco. Radiologists can view grayscale and precisely calibrated color, and clearly see subtle details to improve clinical decision-making. Complete studies can be conducted without multiple monitor set-ups, boosting workflow efficiency and reducing cost.The Nio Color 3MP brings hospital-quality imaging to radiologists’ home office desktops. It offers high image quality, helping clinicians discern even the tiniest details, thanks to high brightness (500 cd/m2) and contrast ratio.In addition to its product offerings, Barco will host a special presentation titled “Managing Compliance of your Healthcare Enterprise,” presented by Brian Fabrizio, channel manager for Barco Healthcare. This session, presented in the HP booth, will explore how to comply with changing regulatory requirements as the number and types of reading environments continue to grow. Attendees will also learn how to manage quality of all displays via an automated, online solution.Attendees can also learn how to optimize workflow for multidisciplinary tumor board meetings with Barco’s vendor-neutral Care Consult solution. It simplifies tumor board preparation, facilitates remote participation and leverages existing investments in radiology, pathology and beyond for a seamless meeting experience. 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