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first_imgHarvard University today announced the selection of 10 teams of finalists in the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge.Sponsored by deans from across the University and hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab), this challenge was created to support students in exploring how entrepreneurship or innovative business ideas can be used to sustain the longevity of the arts and enhance their cultural impact.  The challenge is an example of Harvard’s recognition of cultural entrepreneurship as an emerging discipline that is gaining traction with artists and business leaders alike.“The arts are integral to the advancement of our culture but also for the nourishment of the individual. These proposals create new ways to break down barriers between artists and businesses so the arts can continue to flourish in our global society,” said challenge co-chair Diana Sorensen, dean of arts and humanities and James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature.In preparing their applications, participants thought about issues such as artist services and support, funding and audiences, broadening cultural impact, and increasing accessibility of the arts.The finalists were selected from a pool of 70 applications by a judging panel that included Harvard faculty members and alumni, as well as prominent cultural entrepreneurs. The teams’ ideas range across a wide set of problems, but each incorporates a solution to increase access to the arts.  Brief descriptions of the finalists’ projects follow:CreativeSPACES is an online platform that provides an easy way for emerging artists to find, select, and book venues through a direct payment or ticket prepurchase marketing campaign.Hamdasti (meaning “partnership” in Persian) is a nonprofit organization based in India that builds partnerships between government, artists, and designers to create civic engagement in governance.Hearing Things will reimagine the unstable public radio model while supporting and benefiting from the museum community.Indigo is a social discovery and engagement ecosystem for the arts that unites three main audiences: cultural institutions, artisans, and cultural enthusiasts.Ripple (rippleconcerts.com) is a community marketplace where musical artists and raving fans can find one another and book private concerts in unique places.Midas Touch — “seeing” paintings through touch — uses 3-D printing technology to render paintings an accessible art form to the visually impaired.MUSEY is an online platform and mobile app solution using geotechnology to enable users to find art in their immediate vicinity, learn more about it, and aid it financially, supporting art outside museum walls.Music+1 is a mobile app that accompanies musicians playing concertos, sonatas, and chamber music. It listens to the soloist and automatically adjusts the speed and volume of the accompaniment (a recording of real instruments) to fit the soloist’s style in real time.SOAP Fair is a cross-disciplinary auction for art, design, and technology objects produced by graduate students and alumni from top universities.Urban Canvas collaborates with artists and their audiences to extend street art through the urban realm using an online and mobile app interactive map system to turn open space into a virtual “museum.”The Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, supported in part by the Office of the President, leverages the expertise of a multifaceted partnership among the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business School, and the Silk Road Project, a nonprofit arts organization affiliated with Harvard University and led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.“The in-depth challenge programs and the high caliber of the applications are true reflections of the strength of the idea and the partnership that has been developed between the Silk Road Project and Harvard,” said Laura Freid, Silk Road Project executive director. “The proposals illustrated an understanding of artistic tradition and a commitment to innovation. We are honored to be part of the planning team for this exciting journey.”“The impact of organizations like Kickstarter, Behance, and Etsy, which have introduced unique business models to sustain the arts, indicates that cultural entrepreneurship has a foothold in the innovation economy,” said Harvard Business School Professor Mukti Khaire. “These student teams are presenting innovative solutions that will further grow the partnerships between artists and entrepreneurs, and contribute to the emerging field and discipline of cultural entrepreneurship.”All participants were supported by a series of workshops on cultural entrepreneurship, which offered information on the emerging practice of cultural entrepreneurship and the arts ecosystem and provided forums for idea development. Presenters included Khaire, Michael Spalter (chairman of the board of trustees at the Rhode Island School of Design), Jim Bildner (Harvard Kennedy School), musician/composer/entrepreneur Cristina Pato (Silk Road Ensemble), and producer/writer/director Randy Weiner (“The Donkey Show,” “Oberon,” “Sleep No More”).Finalists will receive a $5,000 prize, dedicated space at the Harvard i-lab, and programming and expert mentorship to further develop their solutions. They will present their ideas to the local and Harvard communities at a Demo Day in early May.The grand prize winner and up to four runners-up will be announced in May, when they will take home a share of the $75,000 purse. They can continue their residency at the i-lab, with dedicated workspace, mentoring, and access to expert resources throughout the summer.The Deans’ Challenge for Cultural Entrepreneurship is one of two deans’ challenges hosted by the i-lab this year. Finalists for the Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge will be announced soon; finalists for the President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship were announced March 25.last_img read more


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first_img“Markets, especially covered ones, are also one of the possibilities for marketing local products. Markets that have become independent tourist attractions such as La Boqueria in Barcelona and San Miguel in Madrid, which constantly gather a large number of tourists and locals because with the combination of market and catering facilities, allow consumption of these local products and enjoy the charm of their architecture. , the design of the stands and small dining nooks, in fact the whole ambience. Enjoying food and drink in these markets, you certainly have the feeling of consuming not only their gastro and eno specialties but also the traditions of these areas and the lifestyle you currently share with the residents. “, points out Čorak. In Zagreb, the Dolac market is on that track, but although it is gladly visited, it has not yet become an attraction and gathering place to that extent, he believes. We also buy souvenirs as a gift to our dear people. They are often historical, cultural, emotional, national, and more and more one can find those from, for example, local plants or delicious drops of liqueur. Real souvenirs are made by hand because their meaning is to be authentic and unique. We should be the breath of the people poured into an object that will arouse pleasant emotions related to the place we visited. So, it doesn’t matter if we continue to use the term – souvenir, or we will stick to the ‘local product’, but the much more important question is whether this product will fulfill all its functions and whether we will be able to sell it? I talked about this and some other things with Dr. sc. Sandom Čorak from the Institute of Tourism. Dr. sc Sanda Čorak concludes that the souvenir is still alive today, but instead of traditional items that mark the name of a destination, souvenirs as consumer products that we need in everyday life, are becoming more and more interesting to our tourists. San Miquel Madrid Photo: dr. Sc. Sanda Čorak “A large proportion of the European population is characterized by frequent trips of various motives, so souvenirs, or at least classic souvenirs, are becoming a bit of a burden for visitors. In times of intensive development of mass tourism, in the second half of the last century and in times only offline promotions, souvenirs were (and partly are still today), extremely powerful promoters of their destinations whose names were on T-shirts, mugs, lighters or pendants, of course with the inevitable postcards. Some souvenirs, such as in our country – for example – gingerbread heart as an indigenous traditional product – have become one of the national symbols and will certainly be important for tourism regardless of technological changes affecting promotional media or changes in consumer behavior., believes Dr. sc. Čorak, a permanent scientific advisor at the Institute of Tourism, its long-term director and for a long time the editor-in-chief of the scientific-professional journal Tourism. But what kind of changes are these? “We have so many good examples to learn from, we don’t have to look far, we have them in the neighborhood. It used to be traveled to Trieste for jeans and clothes, and I believe there are more today who want to visit ‘Eataly’, a kind of department store of Italian food and agricultural products and household products. Located on the waterfront in Trieste (along with the one in Turin), this department store allows you to immediately enjoy coffee, cake, pizza or some other specialty, and of course online shopping is possible. Due to the response to the health crisis, we have developed an E-market that allows us residents to enjoy home-grown fruits, but this is not the best option for our guests and we must look for some other solutions. Most of our guests arrive in Croatia by road and will certainly stop at one of the rest areas – this is certainly one of the possibilities for selling Croatian souvenirs, but also local products. When arriving at a tourist destination, guests often go to visitor centers to get acquainted with all the opportunities available to them in a place and its surroundings – I’m not sure how much this opportunity to sell our products is really used? ”, he asks and adds that the way of presentation is very important to increasingly demanding customers. Photo: Andro Nigoević “After the development of mass tourism in Croatia, which mostly relied on natural resources – the Adriatic Sea and the desire of tourists to stay by the clean and warm sea, preferences have slowly changed, so for years we have witnessed a marked fragmentation of the tourist market. different requirements which has led to the creation of many forms of tourism, or as we usually call them – tourist products. Each of these products, whether it is cultural, urban, health or nautical tourism, has its own story that it wants to present to the world, and relies on tradition, cultural heritage, but also on modern design. Thus, the needs and offers (destination) and demand (tourists) have led to the emphasis on indigenous and local, but respecting the requirements for the purchase of a product that is functional and which will not only ‘collect dust on the shelves’ but which will have not only aesthetic but also functional value . ” Photo: OPG Anđelić Croatia has joined this world trend with MADE IN CROATIA products, so the website with a rich description offers ‘more than 590 interesting Croatian souvenirs and gift products’, from archeological souvenirs and eno and gastronomic products to musical instruments, cosmetics, magnets and miniatures – the choice is really big. But how is this wide offer available to our tourists? Souvenirs as consumer products are becoming more and more interesting for tourists Events and markets – great places to get in touch with indigenous products Many of our tourist places organize various cultural and entertainment events, such as Vinkovci Autumn and Đakovo berths on the continent or Rab Fair on the sea. An important part of these manifestations is the possibility of buying local food and other products at numerous stands. However, the manifestations are usually of a one-time nature lasting from two, three to a week. This ‘covers’ only one part of the demand that is visiting the destination at that time. Some tourist boards have already reached that point, so the Tourist Board of Varaždin, along with the famous ‘Špancirfest’ at the end of August, before that organizes ‘Days of Taste of the Varaždin Region’ and ‘Crafts Street Fair’, which takes place on three occasions. This certainly gives farmers and producers extra income, but new sales options should still be sought. Due to the large number of trips, standard souvenirs are no longer so popular and are often not even offered under that name. Things are moving in a good direction, but maybe you need to be even more creative, especially in the packaging and presentation of such products where it is the traditional that has to be ‘combined’ with the modern, in order to find its customer. Eataly TorinoPhoto: dr. Sc. Sanda Čorak Rest areas and visitor centers should be better utilized Dr. sc. Sanda Čorak Photo: Blanka Kufner “Regardless of the importance of online shopping, which has become irreplaceable in the COVID crisis, one of the important characteristics of tourists’ behavior is their tendency to buy in the destination, regardless of the primary motive for their arrival. So, ‘shopping’ is extremely important to all guests, it is an unavoidable part of every trip, and especially to those who visit big cities and shopping is one of the main reasons for their visit. Their average daily expenses show that over $ 200 a day is spent on in-store purchases. TOMAS research by the Institute of Tourism (results for 2017) shows that out of 79 euros of average consumption, only 12 euros or 15,3% was spent in trade (excluding food and beverage expenditures). Our cities cannot compete with world capitals, nor is our tourism comparable to tourism giants in its main features, but a conclusion should be drawn that applies to us as well – tourists are always interested in buying interesting products, especially local ones that will really remind them of a holiday spent in a country ”, says Corak. “In tourism, we have generally neglected the demands of guests and their willingness to buy, and we are constantly looking for and expecting increasing consumption of guests in destinations. Although consumption has been growing for years, as well as the share of expenditures for purchases, guest satisfaction with shopping opportunities in our destinations on the coast and islands, according to TOMAS research has been among the group of worst rated elements for many years. This means that there is still great potential that we have not used, and the needs of guests indicate that the market is ready and there it is, just looking for our organization, consolidation of offers, and a presentation that will encourage visits and purchases. In the organization of trade, the limiting factor is the pronounced seasonality of most of our tourism, which causes large variations in demand, but in areas where it is not as pronounced as our cities and on the sea and on the continent, opening stores of local products that fulfill the function of souvenirs. are in our tradition, they are certainly welcome. ” Every product must find its customer, every manufacturer wants the customer to be satisfied Each destination has its own story that turns into souvenirs, and most of us know that the name itself comes from the French word souvenir which means memory. It is the right time for change Shopping is extremely important to guests, local products are becoming more and more interesting Cover photo: autochthonous souvenirs of the island of Lošinj / Photo: Mali Lošinj Tourist Boardlast_img read more


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first_imgEach time, we debate who’s responsible: which party is the formal cause of it, which is being less reasonable in budget negotiations.Maybe it’s time instead to debate doing away with the possibility of shutdowns.RELATED: Latest on end of government shutdownThere’s no law of nature that requires the federal government to run at partial capacity when Congress and the president can’t agree on a budget bill.Long ago Congress could have passed, and a president could have signed, a law stipulating how the government would operate in case of such a disagreement.Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has tried for years to enact such a law.During the last shutdown, in 2013, he got a floor vote on an amendment for an “automatic continuing resolution.” Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe U.S. has had four partial shutdowns of the federal government in the last 25 years. The point would be to avoid shutdowns.The threat of shutdowns has not proven an effective way to force timely political agreements over the budget.Shutdowns aren’t even effective in getting Congress to enact reforms – be they the abolition of Obamacare that Republicans sought in 2013 or the amnesty for illegal immigrants brought here as minors that Democrats want now.Shutdowns serve no good purpose.So let’s resolve to get rid of them.Ramesh Ponnuru, a Bloomberg View columnist, is a senior editor at National Review, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and contributor to CBS News.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes If no appropriations bill were signed into law, the affected programs would keep running at their existing spending levels for the next 120 days.If no bill had passed by then, spending would be cut by 1 percent. Another 1 percent cut would be made every 90 days after that.The amendment was defeated on a nearly party-line vote, with Portman’s fellow Republicans supportive and the Democrats opposed. Senator Barbara Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat who at the time ran the Appropriations Committee, made two main arguments against the idea.The real solution to shutdowns, according to the former senator, was not to change the budget rules but to agree on time to appropriations bills.She added that Portman’s idea was not just unnecessary but dangerous.It would be “draconian” to let those 1 percent cuts compound.The first argument does not make sense on its own. The amendment concerned what should happen in case of a failure to agree on time.But it makes more sense in light of the second argument.Put the two together, and you can see how the amendment would shift fiscal politics in a Republican direction.If it were in place, the most conservative Republicans would have an incentive to keep appropriations bills from passing on time so that they could see the automatic cuts happen.That’s an argument for tweaking Portman’s idea.Congress could set a different default rule for what happens when there’s no agreement on budget bills.Maybe it’s one that keeps spending flat, or keeps it growing at the average pace of the previous few years.last_img read more


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first_img Press Association Dan Martin’s Giro d’Italia dreams went down the drain on the opening stage in Belfast as he broke his collarbone in a sickening crash. The Irishman lost control on a drain cover in wet conditions during the team time trial, taking three of his Garmin-Sharp team-mates with him in a dramatic pile-up. Martin, who had made this race the focus of his season, made little attempt to get back up as he held his collarbone and waited for medical attention. Garmin-Sharp manager Jonathan Vaughters reacted to the crash immediately on Twitter. “So sad. Nothing to be done. Professional bike racing is cruel,” he wrote. Martin’s uncle, 1987 Giro winner Stephen Roche, was also on Twitter moments after the crash. “Absolutely gutted Dan @DanMartin86” he wrote. Martin, a stage winner on last year’s Tour de France and cousin of Nicolas Roche, was considered one of the contenders at the start of the race, but the crash left his team’s plans in ruins. It was another huge slice of bad luck for Martin, who was on course to defend his title at Liege-Bastogne-Liege at the end of April before crashing on the final bend. Tinkoff-Saxo wound up fourth, 23 seconds off the pace, to leave Martin’s cousin Nicolas Roche content. “It was really tough,” he said of the conditions. “Looking at the forecast we were hoping it was going to be okay but unfortunately not, but I think we set a good mark. ” I said if we only gave up 20-30 seconds from the lead team we’d be in good shape.” Ben Swift led Team Sky home in fifth, while Quintana’s Movistar could only manage eighth, 55 seconds back, and Rodriguez found himself 93 seconds back after a disappointing run from Katusha. But nobody could dampen the mood of Tuft as the Canadian celebrated his 37th birthday in pink. “An amazing day,” he said. “It’s a pretty crazy way to spend your birthday but to finish on that note, what a treat. I can’t thank my team-mates enough for giving me that opportunity. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, what a fantastic team. “They gave me a great gift, it was really a birthday present. This team is really selfless in that way.” While five Garmin-Sharp riders made it to the end together to set a time, their mark of 28 minutes eight seconds was way off the pace set by stage winners Orica GreenEdge, effectively ending the hopes of 2012 winner Ryder Hesjedal into the bargain. Andre Cardoso, Koldo Fernandez and Nathan Haas – the others to fall – all eventually got back on, but Fernandez was later taken to hospital where he too was found to have a broken collarbone. A Garmin-Sharp statement said: “Dan Martin was transported immediately from the site of the crash to a local hospital for evaluation where doctors confirmed a broken clavicle. He continues to be evaluated for additional injuries. Koldo Fernandez fought to the finish but was transported to a local hospital where doctors confirmed a broken clavicle. “Andre Cardoso and Nathan Haas suffered contusions and abrasions and will be evaluated further tonight by team medical staff.” Martin’s crash was the most dramatic illustration of the huge role the weather played as the first Grand Tour of the season started under damp skies. Orica GreenEdge took victory, gifting the leader’s pink jersey to birthday boy Svein Tuft, and, although they had been the favourites, they could be grateful for being the second team out as they benefited from dry roads. General classification hopefuls Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) caught the worst of the conditions and paid the price, but the road dried up enough for Rigoberto Uran’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step team and Cadel Evan’s BMC Racing to get within five and seven seconds respectively of Orica GreenEdge’s time of 24mins 42secs. The wet weather had not deterred thousands of fans from lining the Belfast roads, but the mood changed as the big screens showed Martin tumbling to the ground. last_img read more


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first_img Leigh Salters scored twice for the Clan with Ben Davies also on target while Chris Blight replied for the Stars. Chris Lawrence scored the only goal with 49 seconds remaining in the game and Craig Kowalski made 30 saves as the Nottingham Panthers kept the pressure on the leaders with a 1-0 win over the Belfast Giants. The Braehead Clan maintained their one-point lead at the top of the Elite League with a 3-1 win over the Dundee Stars on Sunday. Press Associationcenter_img The third-placed Sheffield Steelers needed a Gord Baldwin overtime goal to hand them a 3-2 victory Edinburgh after the Capitals had fought back from 2-0 down to force the extra period. The Coventry Blaze also needed overtime to beat the Cardiff Devils 5-4 with Cale Tanaka grabbing the vital goal while Ned Lukacevic scored the winning penalty shot in a 4-3 shootout win for the Fife Flyers over the Hull Stingrays. last_img read more


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first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – Terryn Fray has been named captain of a 15-man Bermuda squad to take part in the first series of the ICC World Cup Challenge League B against Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya and Uganda.The series, taking place between December 2 and 12 in Muscat, Oman, is the start of the road to the 2023 50-overs World Cup in India.Between 2019 and 2021, there will be 90 matches between both League A and B with each team playing 15 games and fighting for points to move on to a qualifier play-off in 2022.Bermuda’s most recent international outing saw them finish 13th of 14 teams in a qualifier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for six places in next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. They lost all six of their games with only Nigeria, late replacements for suspended Zimbabwe, finishing below them with an inferior net run rate.The squad shows a raft of changes from the team who were largely outplayed in the UAE, with Tre Manders, Justin Pitcher, Kyle Hodsoll, Zico Burgess and Pierre Smith called up.Manders is returning after suffering a broken ankle in a motorcycle accident in July. Left out of the squad are Allan Douglas, George O’Brien, Oronde Bascome, Charles Trott, Malachi Jones and Macai Simmons.Also missing is 44-year-old Janeiro Tucker, although he will continue to serve as assistant coach under head coach Herbie Bascome. Bermuda’s first game will be against Hong Kong on December 3.Calvin Blankendal, the Bermuda Cricket Board’s executive director, said: “This is the beginning of our three-year qualification campaign which will also aid in increasing our international ICC rankings.”Bermuda’s one appearance in the historic 50-overs World Cup came in the 2007 tournament staged in the Caribbean, when they failed to advance from the group stage after losing heavily to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.England are the current champions, having beaten New Zealand in this year’s final at Lord’s in London, by virtue of hitting more boundaries after the teams tied and a super-over still could not separate them.last_img read more


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first_img Published on December 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm Sitting behind the Syracuse table in August at Big East football media day, Doug Marrone was an afterthought. He was also the leader of The Little Engine That Couldn’t. The team no one thought would make a bowl. Here he was, sitting with his trademark obstinate look and adamant words. At times, it was a frustrating trademark the SU fans and media grew accustomed to in the ensuing season. The trademark that said nothing and kept his team’s cards as close to its vest as Phil Ivey. But little did most know, he about to be the engineer of that train metaphor Greg Robinson wished he was — professed he was — in Robinson’s final appearance in front of the press as SU’s head coach. ‘We need to turn this thing around quick. We need to get to a bowl,’ Marrone said at media day in Newport, R.I. ‘If we don’t go to a bowl, I will be very disappointed. … Yes, I think I can stand on that statement. It’s the truth. As long as you tell the truth.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That was one of the head coach’s pointed statements, which hinted SU could. The Orange ultimately did, qualifying for a bowl for the first time since 2004. Marrone got to 7-5, despite a lackluster finish to the year. But it was a finish, for the second year in a row, facilitated by SU injuries. There simply weren’t enough bodies. It wasn’t Marrone’s fault. He came through on the preposterous promise. For that reason, the 2010 season was an overwhelming success. Five words Marrone repeated time and time again in Newport told the story of the season to come: ‘Much more competitive this year.’ At that table, three players joined him: Ryan Bartholomew, Rob Long and Derrell Smith. They were afterthoughts, as well. Syracuse, quite possibly, was the team people had the least interest in as the Big East season was about to start. The Orange was picked seventh out of eight teams, only ahead of a Louisville team whose head coach was new and a fresh face to talk to. Marrone deflected questions about Delone Carter, who still wasn’t with the team or university, out on leave for allegedly assaulting another Syracuse student. Regional media members grilled him on Ryan Nassib’s merits. The other remedial talk referred to his new role as one of SU’s offensive playcallers. That was the extent of the talk. But still, every time a reporter approached Marrone, he would break into the trademark response. It was the first sign of the Marrone approach. Marrone 2010. Syracuse football 2010. He harped on things some thought were outlandish — namely striving for a bowl. Most media members had heard the headline news. The grim news: • Syracuse practiced in the spring with only 49 non-specialist scholarship players. How could a team that low numbers-wise win seven games? • How could a team with its best player, Carter, apart from it have made the proper progression to start the season well? Nevermind produce a winning record. • But more importantly, how could Syracuse — Syracuse, the perennial laughingstock of the Big East — get to a bowl less than two years after its coach compared himself to The Little Engine That Could? Greg Robinson couldn’t. Doug Marrone could. And with that scene at a press conference, the Hotel Viking was jolted with the proclamation that Syracuse needed to make a bowl game. Or the season would be a fail. The season wasn’t a fail, evidenced by the conference’s No. 2 defense and an offense that, prior to Alec Lemon’s hand injury, was at its best numerically since 2003. A fail would be a program not about to embark on the coming month. A month that is 99 percent likely to soak up Manhattan glitz, thanks to a berth in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl. On Dec. 30, SU is all but assured to finally be New York’s football team. For one day at least, the bright New York lights will be tinted a shade of Orange. The game is being played in the Bronx, though — Marrone’s home borough. And even with all of the attention his program will get, Marrone will deflect it with his Bronx-bred ‘nose to the grindstone’ mindset. He’ll be the same as he was in Newport. It’ll be the trademark. It’ll be a reflection of the season that showed SU could. The train is on the right track. Tony Olivero is an assistant sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at aolivero@syr.edu. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Given Tipp’s route though the qualifiers of the hurling championship, it’s expected that the club championship season will come to a halt for the entire month of July.The news comes as frustration has been expressed over the structuring of the club championship by players and management of a number of clubs.However, County Board vice chairman John Devane says there will be club league hurling and football games played across the quieter weeks.last_img


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first_imgIn the boys’ draws, Nigeria will clash against Egypt in Group A alongside Libya while Algeria will confront South Africa and Morocco in Group C. Congo Brazzaville is in Group B alongside Tunisia and Cote d’Ivoire.For the girls’ grouping, Nigeria will again battle Egypt as well as Tunisia in Group A while Algeria will take on Congo Brazzaville, South Africa and Angola.Matches will commence today with Nigeria facing Egypt in the boys and girls’ event on the first day, while Algeria will be relying on home support when they take on Morocco and South Africa.The team event serves as qualifiers for the 2016 ITTF World Junior Championship holding in Pretoria, South Africa next November.According to the President of the Algerian Table Tennis Federation, Kamel Zitouni, the stage is set for the commencement of the tournament after the successful hosting of the ITTF Junior Circuit.“Algeria is ready now to organise this tournament; we are ready for the adventure, it is going to be very exciting. We are looking forward to having a successful tournament and to present the best image of table tennis in Algeria and across Africa.“We must also acknowledge the support from the International Table Tennis Federation and the African Table Tennis Federation; also we have received tables from Butterfly, this helps to have a good organisation,” Zitouni concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The rivalry at the senior level between Nigeria and Egypt will again be ignited at the 2016 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championship starting in Algiers today.As the two best playing nations in the continent, Nigeria and Egypt have always be at logger-head over supremacy and this will come to fore when the team events of the competition begin this morning.In the draw conducted on Tuesday, Nigeria was drawn against Egypt in the boys and girls’ events while host – Algeria will battle against Congo Brazzaville and South Africa in the second group.last_img read more


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first_imgFormer Super Eagles Chief Coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, got a surprise birthday gift at the weekend.Chief Onigbinde, a former FIFA Technical Adviser, CAF Technical Committee Member and two-time head coach of the Senior National Team of Nigeria, is 80 years old today.At the launching of the Western Nigeria Football Forum, inside the Cocoa House in Ibadan last Friday, the Management of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, the body saddled with the revival of football in the South- west produced a fitting birthday cake to celebrate the Modakeke high chief.NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, his first Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi, board member, Otunba Dele-Ajayi and commissioner for sports from all the states innthe region as well as, FA chairmen and other stakeholders, all watched and sang birthday songs for the foremost football tactician. In his response to the birthday messages, Chief Onigbinde was pleasantly surprised by the honour done to him at the gathering.“I am pleasantly surprised by this. I thank everyone who made this happen and I pray that Nigerian Football will continue to grow from strength to strength,” said Onigbinde. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more