SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To America First Event Center This Week

first_imgThe Wildcats outscore opponents by 7.7 points on the season per game, 81.5 points-73.8 points. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-This week, the Southern Utah men’s basketball team, sporting a 10-10 (5-6 in Big Sky Conference play) record returns to the America First Event Center for home games against Weber State Thursday and Idaho State Saturday. The Thunderbirds have outscored opponents by five net points on the season, 1552 (77.6 points per game) to 1547 (77.4 points per game). The Thunderbirds successfully completed a 4-game road swing Monday by humbling the Idaho Vandals 75-64 at Moscow, Idaho. February 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To America First Event Center This Week As the Thunderbirds entertain Weber State Thursday, the Wildcats come in with a record of 14-8 and 8-3 in Big Sky play. One of those three losses was at the hands of the Thunderbirds in overtime 90-82 January 5 at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. Adams currently averages 11 points and 6.4 rebounds per game on the season. The Bengals are currently 8-12 and 4-7 in Big Sky play. Written by Saturday, the Thunderbirds host Idaho State while the Bengals will have played Northern Arizona at the Walkup Skydome of Flagstaff, Ariz. the prior Thursday. SUU is led in scoring on the season by the emerging senior guard Brandon Better and redshirt junior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan, who each average 13.2 points per game. The Wildcats lead the Thunderbirds 32-9 all-time and SUU’s upset win at Ogden snapped Weber State’s six-game winning streak in this series. Junior guard Brandon Boyd (14.6 points per game) is Idaho State’s leading scorer, with fellow junior guard, Hungarian national Balint Mocsan (11.3 points per game), supplementing the Bengals’ offense. Idaho State scores 72.8 points per game while surrendering 77.6 points per contest. Tags: America First Event Center/Andre Adams/Arizona State/Balint Mocsan/Brandon Better/Brandon Boyd/Brekkott Chapman/Cameron Oluyitan/Cody John/Dee Events Center/Idaho State Men’s Basketball/Jerrick Harding/Northern Arizona/SUU Men’s Basketball/Walkup Skydome/Weber State Men’s Basketball Junior guard Jerrick Harding (22 points per game) is Weber State’s leading scorer with fellow junior guard Cody John (14.3 points) also pacing the Wildcats. SUU was blessed by the magnificence of Arizona State transfer, redshirt sophomore forward Andre Adams Monday as he posted 23 points and 14 rebounds, while making all nine of his shot attempts on the evening. Senior forward Brekkott Chapman (12.8 points, 9 rebounds) remains the Wildcats’ overall statistical star this season. Brad Jameslast_img read more

The Wood Brothers Cover “Ophelia” & More In Denver Performance [Review]

first_imgThe story of the Wood Brothers is one of reunion. After growing up in Boulder, CO, Chris and Oliver Wood went their separate musical ways–Chris to New York City where he would become a third of the trailblazing avant-garde jazz act Medeski Martin & Wood, Oliver to Atlanta where he would eventually form the blues act King Johnson. In 2004, the brothers reunited and decided to start making Americana music together. The rest, as they say, is history.Friday night, the Wood Brothers returned to their home state of Colorado for a sold out performance at Denver’s Ogden Theatre. As Oliver put it, “We’ve never sold this many tickets, ever.”The evening opened with a terrific set by songwriter and cello virtuoso Ben Sollee. Joined by Jordan Ellis on a minimalist drum set, the duo defied categorization by jumping through classical, Mexican, folk, Cajun, and electronic influences. Highlights including the rag-tag ode to New Orleans’ rescue workers “Cajun Navy” and the clever wordplay of “The Long Lavender Line” that examined modern technology (Another man with an iPhone walks off a cliff—Says he’s chasing creatures).Now with eight albums under their belt, the Wood Brothers were able to dive deep into their discography for a “greatest hits” type show on Friday. Oliver’s raspy voice was as strong and honest as ever throughout the night, especially on the Allman Brother’s cover “Midnight Rider,” “Wasting My Mind” and “Postcards from Hell.” Chris Wood got to open up multiple times on his upright bass, including an extended solo that led into a rocking take of the sing-a-long “One More Day.” He even took over lead vocals on the heartfelt “Touch of Your Hand,” one of many tracks played off their 2015 release “Paradise.”Though the songwriting and chemistry between Chris and Oliver Wood was undeniable, it was the third member of the trio that really stole the show—multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. Rix jumped between drumset and his signature shuitar (a percussive acoustic guitar covered in bells and whistles), also adding melodica and electric piano to tracks while still holding down the backbeat on the kit.During a segment Chris dubbed the “Oh Wood Brother Where Art Thou?” portion of the show, the band silenced the crowd and huddled around a single condenser microphone stage center in homage to the bluegrass days of old. Ben Sollee would join on cello during this time for “Liza Jane.”The Wood Brothers were eager to promote their latest soon-to-be-released album Live In the Barn, which they recorded at the late Levon Helm’s barn studio in Woodstock, NY. They played a couple new tracks off the record and appropriately encored with the Band’s tune “Ophelia.”last_img read more

Burn This, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Postpones Broadway Revival

first_img Sad news, Jake Gyllenhaal fans! The Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This has been postponed until the 2017-18 season due to scheduling conflicts with the show’s star. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the play was set to reopen Ambassador Theatre Group’s Hudson Theatre. The Ambassador Theatre Group will announce a new production to open the Hudson Theatre soon. Previews were set to begin in February 2017 with opening night scheduled for March 6.Burn This tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives are uprooted by a young dancer’s accidental death. Set in downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, the combustible drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of Pale and Anna, two iconoclasts who are brought together in the wake of a life-changing event. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1987, later transferring to the Great White Way. The Signature Theatre Company revived the show off-Broadway 2002.Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Constellations. His other theater credits include Little Shop of Horrors at City Center, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet off-Broadway and This Is Our Youth in the West End. His numerous screen credits include Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Oscar nod, Prisoners, Enemy, Source Code and Nightcrawler. He will next be seen onstage in a concert presentation of Sunday in the Park with George at City Center from October 24 through 26. Jake Gyllenhaal(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

Van Gaal’s warning for City

first_img Back then the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and the Neville brothers won the FA Youth Cup before going on to become first-team stars. Scholes, writing in his weekly column for the Independent on Friday, said he feared United would lose out on the battle for the best prospects in the region. Van Gaal was not impressed with Scholes’ words, particularly when they came just four days after Gary Neville had compared his former club to a pub team. “Paul Scholes. Also a legend. He has to pay attention to his words also,” said Van Gaal, who responded with the same barb when he was informed of Neville’s criticisms following the highly fortuitous 2-1 win over Southampton on Monday. Scholes highlighted United’s recent struggles in the FA Youth Cup as a sign that the club’s youth system is not perhaps as good as it once was. United have been knocked out of the competition by Huddersfield and Burnley. Van Gaal has blooded a number of youth players since he took over like Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair and James Wilson. He refused to compare the next generation of United players to those on City’s books, however. “I don’t have the time to compare the talents and the staff with each other so I cannot answer that question,” said Van Gaal, who has put an emphasis on developing young players during his successful management career. City unveiled their state-of-the-art training complex in Manchester on Monday. The base, which is connected to the Etihad Stadium by bridge, includes a 7,000-seater stadium, 16 pitches and a luxury hotel as well as cutting-edge technology which will aid opposition analysis and rehabilitation from injury. Press Association Manchester City are not guaranteed to get the pick of the best young players in the north-west despite spending £200million on a new training complex, Louis van Gaal has warned. City’s first-team squad will be based there, as well as the club’s youth sides. Patrick Vieira, who runs City’s elite development squad, said at the launch that youngsters in Manchester would have an “easy choice” when deciding where their future lies. United have prided themselves on developing some of the best talent in history, but Van Gaal is not too concerned about what is happening over in east Manchester. “The building is not so important, the accommodation is not so important, it’s the philosophy and the staff that’s important,” the United manager said at the club’s own training ground on Friday. “Then comes of course the talent.” United, of course, have their own multi-million facility at Carrington which is the envy of many clubs across Europe. “When I see what I have then I am very happy,” Van Gaal said. City have spent heavily on foreign imports since Sheikh Mansour took over in 2008, but they now hope to create their own stars, just as United did with the famous Class of ’92. last_img read more

Eight Stars to Watch as Africa’s Showpiece Kicks off

first_imgAfter standout campaigns with their European club sides this season, Mohamed Salah, Hakim Ziyech, Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez now find themselves in Egypt for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2019. However, the quartet, who will be among the headliners at the 32nd edition of the continental championship kicking off friday are not the only stars on show. Here is a look at eight marvels from the Mother Continent who could dazzle in the land of the Pharaohs. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)Voted best defender in Italy’s Serie A last season, the rugged and skilful central defender suffered the disappointment of finishing runner-up in the league with Napoli. Now though, he has the chance to put that behind him with Senegal. With Koulibaly at the heart of defence and Mane up front, the Lions of Teranga have two key weapons as they go in search of a long sought-after, maiden continental crown. *Sadio Mane (Senegal)A team-mate of Salah’s at Liverpool, Mane can also look back fondly at a great season with his club. With a string of goals, assists and wonderful moves, the Senegalese star contributed enormously to the Reds’ European triumph. Buoyed by his best ever club season, he will be carrying the hopes of an entire nation at the tournament. Another club to have a stunning Champions League campaign this season were Dutch giants Ajax, due in no small part to the form of the Moroccan winger. Consistently impressive with the Amsterdam outfit, where he has been player of the year for the last two seasons, Ziyech has not yet had the same influence with the Atlas Lions. Egypt 2019 looks like the perfect opportunity to change all that.*Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)Despite winning the Premier League last season with Manchester City, Algeria’s dynamic attacking midfielder was frustrated not to have started more games with the Sky Blues. By contrast, Mahrez is at the centre of everything with Les Fennecs and has the full confidence of coach Djamel Belmadi, who will be tasking him with unlocking opposition defences in Egypt. *Mohamed Salah (Egypt)One of the driving forces behind a magnificent season for Liverpool that culminated in their UEFA Champions League triumph, the irrepressible winger will be trying to keep that going and land his first national-team title after the disappointment of finishing runners-up in this competition two years ago. A veritable living legend in his homeland, Salah will not be short of motivation, as he will be playing on home soil in front of his adoring fans.center_img *Nicolas Pepe (Côte d’Ivoire)Second to Kylian Mbappe in the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 22 goals, the Lille front man was the revelation of the French league last season. Versatile, fast and with wonderful technique, the Ivorian has all the attributes to be a top player. Expected to spearhead the Elephants’ attack, Pepe looks poised to fill a role that has been vacant since the retirement of Didier Drogba. *Naby Keita (Guinea)With the versatility to play anywhere in midfield, the Guinean is fit again after a groin injury last month that ruled him out of the UEFA Champions League final and the final weeks of Liverpool’s season. The 24-year-old is understandably keen for a return to competitive action, which is good news for his country. After all, this is a tournament he relishes, having been one of the revelations of the 2015 edition. *Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) *Andre Onana (Cameroon)Almost flawless in goal this season with Ajax, the 23-year-old is hoping to continue the proud lineage of Cameroonian keepers established by Joseph Antoine Bell, Thomas N’Kono and Carlos Kameni. He certainly has the potential, and this Cup of Nations could be his chance to prove that he can replicate the form shown on his club’s European adventure.last_img read more

Timberland Libraries Hosts Reyna Grande Author Tour

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0submitted by Timberland Regional LibrariesThis October, Timberland Regional Library encourages everyone in the five-county library district to read the works of Reyna Grande, internationally-known author of three critically acclaimed books. “The Distance Between Us”, Grande’s memoir about her life before and after immigrating from Mexico to the United States, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and hailed by the L.A. Times as ‘the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.’ Grande’s first novel, “Across a Hundred Mountains”, received a 2007 American Book Award, and the 2006 El Premio Aztlán Literary Award. Her second novel, “Dancing with Butterflies”, was the recipient of a 2010 International Latino Book Award. All three books have been read widely in schools across the country and have been very popular with book clubs. Timberland Regional Library will be hosting author talks with Reyna Grande at five locations. Three of the five events will be only presented in Spanish.Dancing with Butterflies is focuses on four very different women whose lives interconnect through a common passion for their Mexican heritage and a dance company. Photo courtesy: Timberland Regional Libraries.Born in Mexico, Reyna was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed her father north two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. In 1985, when Reyna was nine, she entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to live with her father. Through President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Grande family all became U.S. citizens. She went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college. She recognizes how relevant her story is to the undocumented young people who were brought over by their parents and are struggling to become members of society. Reyna teaches creative writing for UCLA Extension and speaks at libraries, high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.Meet Reyna GrandeMeet author Reyna Grande at the following Timberland Regional Libraries:In SpanishNo más distancia.  Este programa se presentará en español. La escritora Reyna Grande hablará del tema de la inmigración a través de su historia personal, compartiendo con el público el poder de la lectura y la escritura para sanar las heridas que resultan del trauma de la inmigración. Reyna hablará sobre los efectos que tuvo la separación familiar en su relación con sus padres, su traumática asimilación, y las barreras físicas y metafóricas que tuvo que enfrentrar para poder triunfar.Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Aberdeen Timberland LibraryFriday, October 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Note Location: Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Conference Center at 5300 Pacific Ave.SE.Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Centralia Timberland LibraryIn EnglishCrossing Borders: Reyna Grande on Immigration and the American Dream.  This program will be presented in English.Using her first-hand experience, Reyna discusses the complexities of immigration and the way it affects not only immigrants themselves but also the families they leave behind. Books will be available for purchase and signing.Thursday, October 26 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Note Location: Washington Center for the Performing Arts; 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.Saturday, October 28 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Chehalis Timberland Library Copies of Reyna Grande’s books are available to borrow from your local Timberland library. Formats include print in both English and Spanish, eBook, and audiobook. “The Distance Between Us” also includes a young reader’s edition in print and eBook.last_img read more

Breaking: Traffic worries as 5 months of roadworks planned for heart of Letterkenny

first_imgConcern has been expressed by business groups and motorists in Letterkenny with confirmation that five months (21 weeks) of roadworks are scheduled for Letterkenny starting in May.And the bad news is that the extensive work MUST be carried out during daytime hours which promises even more traffic congestion.The work being carried out by Cleantech Group on behalf of Irish Water is an upgrade of the existing sewer network on Pearse Road, Oldtown, Charley Daly Terrace (R250 towards Ballymacool) and Plunkett O’Boyle Terrace (Back Road). Letterkenny Chamber said members attended the open showcase regarding Irish Water work in the town that included all the areas of forthcoming work.A spokesman said they voiced their concerns at this opening evening and requested a follow-up meeting to get more detail.A spokesperson explained “At very short notice, we were invited to and did attend, a meeting with Irish Water, Donegal County Council and the contractors and we asked the businesses in the immediate vicinity to attend.“This meeting enabled all of us to voice our concerns about the impact of the works and the contractor explained their initial traffic management plan and schedule of works. “We then asked for a further meeting that was arranged for last week where we talked in more detail regarding the traffic management plan. It was also attended by some of the businesses in the area.”Starting on 13th May the planned works are to start on Pearse Road adjacent to Larkin’s Lane and will continue west to Station House Hotel, cross the road, then north up Old town Road to the roundabout at Lower Main Street, then west for approximately 180m.The last phase is at the junction and heading up Plunkett O’Boyle Terrace (Back Road) for 120m.Part of the construction will involve piling which CANNOT take place at night.A spokesman for the chamber added “This piling is very deep and cannot be carried out at night due primarily due to safety concerns and also due to residential property and a hotel in the area. The extent of this work is significant and we have made every effort to ensure the contractor and authorities get this work carried out as quickly as possible.” The traffic during the works will be one way on Oldtown Road.All traffic coming from the Retail Park that wants to go West will have to go right at the junction behind McDonalds. Traffic wanting to go to Oldtown will be diverted up Oliver Plunkett Road then right, down Lower Main Street.Car Parking spaces will be removed at the top of Lower Main Street (near Clarke’s Newsagent) to allow for larger vehicles turning in the junction.There will be traffic management people on the junction at Larkins Lane, top of Oliver Plunkett Road and Lower Main Street to stop and direct traffic and to keep it moving. The work from Pearse Road to Dunnes will take approximately 13 weeks. After that the Pearse Road west bound will re-open.The Chamber spokesperson added “This work will cause traffic issues. In our meetings we have emphasised the need for a robust traffic management plan including signage on all entrances to Letterkenny advising traffic heading for Glenties and Dungloe to go via N56.“We have also emphasised the importance of Traffic Management personnel at all times and very specifically on hand when we see traffic building up.“The Chamber infrastructure committee have made various suggestions throughout these discussions to the Irish Water team that they have taken on board. There have been more suggestions made over recent days that we have sent on to the Contractor.“We have, at all times, asked that the contractor and council talk directly with businesses affected and work with them as best they can.“We have requested further follow-up meetings with the various parties involved in the project so that we can ensure the impact on our business community is minimised as much as is possible.”Breaking: Traffic worries as 5 months of roadworks planned for heart of Letterkenny was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:councilIrish WaterletterkennyOldtownroadworkstrafficlast_img read more

Top hospital chef launches cookbook for patients

first_imgA Donegal chef at a Belfast hospital has added his restaurant-quality dishes to a coveted healthy eating cookbook.Jim Farren from Greencastle is the Head Chef at Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast. A hospital isn’t the first place you’d think of getting award-winning local cuisine but at Kingsbridge, that’s just how Jim likes to do things. As well as excellent medical care, the hospital’s catering department also plays an instrumental role in helping patients make a speedy recovery.Chef Farren’s recipes were so tasty and nutritious that they have now created a cookery book based on the hospital menu called ‘Kingsbridge Kitchen’.“The inspiration for the book came after countless requests from patients asking our catering staff to write down the ingredients and method for certain dishes.  We selected the recipes that were simple to make and the most popular. Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland or boring and if it is, it isn’t doing its job,” Chef Farren said.  Chef Jim FarrenWith a background in the restaurant industry, Chef Farren enjoys using fresh local ingredients.“People forget what an impact food can have especially when you are ill or recuperating after a procedure. I firmly believe good hospital food is vital to our health and helps patients convalesce sooner,” he said.Dishes from ‘Kingsbridge Kitchen’ CookbookDishes from ‘Kingsbridge Kitchen’ CookbookEach inpatient gets a copy of the new glossy hardback book as a gift from Kingsbridge when they are discharged. Inside there are dozens of mouth-watering meal ideas along with some nutritional benefits, hints, and tips to make cooking easy and delicious, so patients enjoy making healthy dishes before putting their feet up for essential recuperation. Top hospital chef launches cookbook for patients was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chef jim farrenlast_img read more

Huddersfield v Brentford line-ups: Bees signings start, defender ruled out, Chelsea loanee in Terriers squad

first_imgBrentford boss Dean Smith has given debuts to all four of his summer signings for the visit to Huddersfield.Dan Bentley starts in goals, John Egan partners captain Harlee Dean in defence, Leicester loanee Callum Elder is at left-back and Romaine Sawyers is part of the four-man attack.Maxime Colin is ruled out with a calf injury, so Josh Clarke steps in at full-back, while Lewis Macleod makes his first league start for the Bees, more than 18 months after signing for the club.Huddersfield are without last season’s top scorer Nahki Wells (knee), as well as Philip Billing (ankle) and Harry Bunn (hamstring).They have six debutants in their starting line-up, with Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer among the substitutes.Huddersfield: Ward; Lowe, Hudson, Schindler, Smith; Mooy, Hogg; Van La Parra, Payne, Lolley; Kachunga.Subs: Coleman, Cranie, Paurevic, Hefele, Stankovic, Palmer, Scannell.Brentford: Bentley; Clarke, Egan, Dean, Elder; McEachran, Woods; Sawyers, Kerschbaumer, Macleod; Hogan.Subs from: Bonham, Yennaris, Field, Holldack, McCormack, Saunders, Hofmann.See also:Huddersfield v Brentford: match preview, team news, facts and figuresFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Five takeaways from Raiders OTAs

first_imgFive takeaways from the first Week of Raiders organized team activities (which included one day of media access):1. Darren Waller gets his shotThe Raiders’ biggest offseason loss was tight end Jared Cook, who signed with the New Orleans Saints in free agency. Cook caught 68 passes, tying Jalen Richard for the club lead, and led the Raiders with 896 receiving yards. Yet the Raiders made almost no effort to bring back Cook at age 32.Waller, 26, was a waiver claim last Nov. 27 season from the …last_img read more