‘Levolution’: Life amid renewal

first_img 8Carpenter Dennis Kotarac works in what will be a common room in McKinlock. As renewal continues at Leverett House’s McKinlock Hall, life in “Old Lev” still flourishes.A recent event called a “giant study break” brought together students from the various swing housing locations and Leverett towers. The gathering was a chance for them to sample a smorgasbord of tasty treats, gather with housemates, and visit venues they have yet to explore.With construction ongoing, some Leverett House students are living temporarily in Hampden, Ridgley, and Fairfax halls, and 20-62 DeWolfe St.McKinlock, the older neo-Georgian section of Leverett, is the latest project in the House renewal initiative, a system-wide effort involving the University’s 12 undergraduate Houses. Like the other river Houses, most of which were built in the 1920 and ’30s, McKinlock was designed to accommodate students whose needs were very different from those of today’s Harvard scholars, with their host of electronic devices and ways of socializing never envisioned by their pre-World War II predecessors.While much of the building’s historic façade will be familiar, though entirely restored, the interior will have been fundamentally reconfigured. In addition to better room configurations and circulation, McKinlock will have modern common spaces for meeting, studying, or just hanging out, as well as dedicated areas for music, art, and performances. Planned changes include the elimination of walk-through bedrooms, creation of additional single rooms, addition of elevators for accessibility, and horizontal internal corridors that will connect the traditional entryways.Quincy House’s Stone Hall was the first project in the renewal initiative. In just a few months, Stone Hall has shown how renewal will provide undergraduates with improved spaces that are designed to better support learning, exploration, relaxation, and fun. 3Leverett House “Giant Study Break”: Kathleen Hanley ’16 and Yuechen Zhao ’15 sample Thai food at Leverett G-Hutch. 9At Ridgely swing housing, House Master Howard Georgi sports the most recent Leverett logo on his sweatshirt. 4Leverett House “Giant Study Break”: Daily Guerrero (second from left) and Diana Acosta ’14 (center) join housemates for ice cream from J.P. Licks at Fairfax swing housing. 5Leverett’s McKinlock Hall under renewal, as seen from Memorial Drive.center_img 2Leverett House “Not Just Sherry Hour”: Kelly Maeshiro ’14 (left) watches as Benjamin Antillon ’14 cuts a cake at swing housing at 20-62 DeWolfe. 6“Not Just Sherry Hour” at swing housing at 20-60 DeWolfe: Sherry bottles frame headshot photos of Leverett residents, placed so guests can connect a face with a name. 1McKinlock under renewal on DeWolfe Street. 7Worker Carlo Bonito applies plaster to the walls of a suite in McKinlock.last_img read more

Dutch oust Ireland with shock win

first_img With Holland needing to win inside 14.2 overs to qualify for the main draw, Myburgh was particularly explosive, thumping Andy McBrine for three successive sixes in the second over. The left-hander repeated the trick off Alex Cusack, whose first three balls sailed over the rope as he conceded 22 in his only over, before Myburgh brought up his half-century off just 17 balls with a four down the ground. Borren was no slouch, but after whacking back-to-back fours off O’Brien, he fell for 31 after carving the bowler to George Dockrell, who took the catch from over his head while running back from point. Myburgh then thumped Dockrell for six over midwicket, but when attempting to repeat the trick, could only find Ed Joyce on the boundary rope to depart for a sensational 63 off 23 balls, which included four fours and seven maximums. Holland’s challenge looked to be faltering slightly when Logan van Beek gave O’Brien his second wicket, but Tom Cooper amazingly hammered four successive sixes in Dockrell’s 11th over. Cooper’s charge was halted five runs shy of a half-century when he plugged the 15th ball he faced, off Tim Murtagh, to deep square-leg, but by then the result was not in doubt. Wesley Barresi’s powerful six left the Dutch needing seven off six to qualify before the wicketkeeper-batsman (40 not out) completed the job with three balls to spare with another crushing maximum. It was a stunning finish to squash previously unbeaten Ireland’s hopes after they had entered the clash knowing they only needed to win to join South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand in Group One. With both sides needing victory to reach the tournament proper, William Porterfield’s men posted what appeared to be a decent total after being put into bat, with Andrew Poynter’s half-century and a trademark late blast from Kevin O’Brien guiding them to 189 for four. However, their efforts were blown out of the water by the Dutchmen, who blasted 19 sixes in total and chased down the total with 37 balls to spare, with opening pair Peter Borren and Stephan Myburgh laying the platform in the first six overs of the reply with a 91-run partnership. After losing the toss, Ireland captain Porterfield started in convincing fashion, with a four-six off Ahsan Malik. The left-hander then found the boundary rope twice more in the same over opening partner Paul Stirling thick-edged to point off Timm van der Gugten. Porterfield then slapped Swart over long-on for six, but fell for 47 in the 10th over after being bowled advancing down the track to Ahsan. Joyce contributed 28 off 25 balls before he was run out, but that only brought together Poynter and O’Brien, who put on 101 for the fourth wicket in 7.3 overs. The two found the boundary rope with alarming regularity, with Poynter plundering four fours and as many sixes in his 57 off 38 balls, while O’Brien smashed 42 off 16 balls. However, it proved to be all in vain as, with nothing to lose, Dutch courage prevailed. Press Association Shell-shocked Ireland were dumped out of the ICC World Twenty20 as Holland qualified for the main stages of the competition after their daring batsmen guided them to a six-wicket win in Sylhet.last_img read more

ICC World Cup KL Rahul’s batting at No.4 biggest positive: Virat Kohli after warm-up win in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

first_imgAlong with Rahul and Dhoni’s blazing century, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up six wickets and highlighted how spin will play an important role in these conditions heading into the main tournament. “The ball might turn a bit in the second half but I feel the swing and seam would be important in the first fifteen overs. Most of the teams winning the toss would want to chase. We have had two good challenges in the two games while batting first,” Kohli said.In the two warm-up games, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan failed to get going but Kohli was not too perturbed by their failure. “Shikhar and Rohit are quality players, they become stars in ICC events. I understand if guys don’t get going right away in this format, but I am glad with what we got out of these two games,” Kohli said.The warm-up games have ended and the main tournament begins on May 30 with England taking on South Africa at The Oval. MS Dhoni blasted a century off just 73 balls.Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets apiece.India had lost their earlier game against New Zealand. highlights New Delhi: KL Rahul’s blazing century and his 164-run stand with MS Dhoni, who also hammered a stunning century gave India a huge 95-run win against Bangladesh in their final warm-up game ahead of their first encounter against South Africa on June 5 in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Indian cricket team’s batting order was more or less settled with some questions regarding the number four batting slot. However, Rahul’s knock in the game against Bangladesh has all but sealed the position ahead of the South Africa encounter. Virat Kohli, the skipper, acknowledged the significance of KL Rahul’s knock in that batting position.“The biggest positive from today was the way KL (Rahul) batted at No. 4, everyone else knows their roles. It is important that he gets the runs and he is such a class player,” Kohli said. Rahul’s knock at No.4 will make the Indian team composition even more potent. Initially, Rahul was the reserve opener when MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors, had made the squad announcement. “To begin with, KL Rahul will be reserve opener. If the need arises the team management will take a call on him playing in the middle-order,” Prasad had said at that time. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more