Qurrat Ann Kadwani’s They Call Me Q Will Shutter Off-Broadway

first_img They Call Me Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates and African-American friends. View Comments Directed by Obaid Kadwani and Claudia Gaspar, the production was developed with Ellery Schaar. The play debuted in 2012 at Variations Theatre Group and went on to play Chicago, Montreal, Washington D.C., Nashville, Orlando and Hawaii. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 7, 2014 Related Shows They Call Me Q They Call Me Q will close off-Broadway on December 7 at St. Luke’s Theatre; the show officially opened on June 4. The emotionally charged comedy is written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Christian Borle, Lesli Margherita & More

first_imgIt’s Friday, and you know what that means—time to book a trip to London to see Rocky Horror legend Richard O’Brien! We see you shiver with antici…but wait, before you cash out your savings account, it’s time to revisit the craziest stuff we learned about our favorite stars on the Great White Way this week. It’s time for the Lessons of the Week!Queen Lesli’s a Dame, Not a HookerMatilda’s Lesli Margherita is about to sail across the street to Dames at Sea at the Helen Hayes Theatre, and it’s a puzzling moment for one of the crew members at the at the Shubert Theatre, who asked, “What’s the new show you’re leaving us for? Hookers on the Sea?” Dames, buddy. She’s a dame. Dames still wear pink fishnets and do cooter slams, right?President Obama Wants a TonyEveryone’s buzzing about the new musical Hamilton, and both the Obama and Biden families have already gone to check it out. But President Obama isn’t content to just sit in the audience—because Lin-Manuel Miranda “workshopped” one of the songs at the White House in 2009, he’s calling dibs on one of the show’s Tonys. Let’s not count our trophies before they hatch, Mr. President. (But yes, that could probably be arranged.)Courtney Reed Makes Us Openly WeepIn an emotional tribute to her sister and nieces, Aladdin star Courtney Reed sang a sweet cover of the Frozen song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” complete with adorable photos and video of her family building actual snowmen together. And now we’re inconsolable. Yes, we do want to build a snowman, Courtney. A snowman of tears.Gideon & Lindsay Were FrenemiesSignificant Other’s Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez are extremely close co-stars, but when they first met, they got off to a rocky start. “We thought we hated each other,” Glick told Broadway.com, explaining that both thought the other was being super shady at first. Guys, you’re Elphaba and Ernst! How could anyone not like you?!Matthew Broderick Is in the DoghouseTony winner Matthew Broderick is about to be surrounded by dogs—well, not actual dogs, but actresses playing dogs. He’s gearing up to star in Sylvia alongside Annaleigh Ashford as the title pup, and after rehearsal, he’ll go home to his wife Sarah Jessica Parker, who also played Sylvia in the play in 1995. Wow, your life sounds ruff, Matthew.Christian Borle Has Clip-On HairFinally, an answer to the question you’ve been wondering about for months: Does Christian “It’s Hard to Be the Bard” Borle wear a wig in Something Rotten!? The answer, according to vlogger Heidi Blickenstaff, is “sorta.” He wears a partial weave that he clips in to create a mullet look. Mmm, Renaissance chic.Alison Bechdel Failed the Bechdel TestFun Home graphic memoir writer Alison Bechdel admitted that her favorite movie Groundhog Day doesn’t even pass her own “Bechdel Test” (it must include two women talking about something other than a man). Sorry, Alison—but fingers crossed the musical adaptation will pass with flying colors! Hint-hint, Tim Minchin.Michael Cerveris Wants To Fatten You UpSpeaking of Fun Home, Tony winner Michael Cerveris obviously had a goal in mind when filming his double Ask a Star feature with Judy Kuhn: To make us AS STARVING AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. Praline bacon? Beignets? Barbecue shrimp po’ boys? Thanks a lot, Michael, we gained 35 pounds just watching this.You Can Now Drink Hot Cocoa with AudraEver wanted to casually sip cocoa with a six-time Tony winner? Well, you’re in luck, because Audra McDonald will join you at Sardi’s for a hot chocolate date if you donate to her Broadway Sleep Out fundraising page. With marshmallows and whipped cream? Please tell us there’s marshmallows and whipped cream. (This is all Michael Cerveris’ fault.)Matt Shingledecker Knows What We WantAn open letter to Matt Shingledecker: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. When we asked you to take photos of your favorite things backstage at Wicked, a teeny, tiny part of us hoped you might snap a photo of you modeling your white Fiyero pants. We knew it wasn’t a guarantee, but still, we had hope. You went beyond the call of duty, and for that, we are forever grateful. Love, Broadway.com. View Comments Lesli Margheritacenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Spring Break Tour

first_imgSpotlighting the state’s top industry, a statewide tour of Georgia’s agriculture has been the highlight of spring break for 36 students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Instead of going to the beach or traveling back to their hometown over spring break, UGA students from the Athens, Griffin and Tifton, Georgia, campuses traveled across the state, learning about the agricultural industry and earning credits toward their degrees. Environmental economics and management major Charles Orgbon, from Dacula, Georgia, saw the trip as an adventure.“I am proud to be part of a college that invests deeply and authentically in its students’ learning and that has a strong alumni network to help support new generations of students,” said Orgbon, a junior taking classes on the university’s main campus in Athens. “Our state has so much to offer, and I wanted to make sure I knew of these opportunities.”At each stop, agricultural business leaders shared stories about hardships, opportunities, industry history and outlook. “When we were establishing the itinerary for this week for our students, there were two goals we wanted to meet: first, the stops that we would make would teach the students something about Georgia agriculture (and) second, they would learn about career opportunities. Every stop has done that,” said Jean Bertrand, assistant dean for academic affairs at UGA CAES. The students learned about apples at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia; grapes at Wolf Mountain Vineyards in Dahlonega, Georgia; poultry at the Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network in Gainesville, Georgia; produce at Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia; and ornamental horticulture at McCorkle Nurseries in Dearing, Georgia. Further south, they visited Sikes Farms, a Vidalia onion farm in Collins, Georgia; saw the daily operations of a dairy firsthand on the UGA Tifton Campus; and toured the college’s energy-efficient Future Farmstead in Tifton. Sarah Jane Thomsen, a junior animal and dairy science major from Salem, Virginia, viewed the tour as training for her future role in the agriculture industry.“I believe an experience like the ag tour is valuable for a number of reasons. Between networking, opening our eyes to new parts of agriculture, discovering passions and seeking understanding, this trip will, hopefully, have a lasting impact on everyone,” she said. “This trip enables us to be an advocate for all sectors, which is crucial as we continue to face a growing disconnect between consumers and farmers.”Many CAES students have never been exposed to the wide variety of agricultural crops grown in Georgia, Bertrand said. “If they can get out and see for themselves what people are doing and experience the impact agriculture has made, it opens their eyes to new opportunities. It really expands their vision of what agriculture is, which we know is very broad,” Bertrand said.All stops on the tour had a UGA connection. Some sites were owned or operated by college alumni, or alumni hosted the visit. Some operations worked or were working closely with UGA Cooperative Extension.“This trip has been beneficial for me to see a lot of areas of Georgia’s agriculture and tour different working operations throughout the state. I still have a year left in college, and it is great to hear about job and internship opportunities in the different sectors of agriculture,” said Megan Powell, a junior from Wrightsville, Georgia, majoring in agricultural education at the UGA Tifton Campus.Spending their spring break touring some of Georgia’s agricultural operations proves the students are already dedicated to the industry, Bertrand said. “The students have been very positive,” she said. “To give up their spring break to do this means they have a serious interest in agriculture. It’s a really impressive group of young people.”For more information about UGA CAES academic programs, see students.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

The 5th meeting of the members of the Coordination Body for the Development of Croatian Cyclotourism was held

first_imgYesterday, the Ministry of Tourism held the fifth thematic meeting of the members of the Coordination Body for the Development of Cyclotourism in Croatia on the topic “Opportunities for the development of cycling infrastructure.”The meeting was attended by numerous directors and representatives of county road administrations, county representatives for cyclotourism development, founding members of the Coordinating Body for Cyclotourism Development, and guests from the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds. On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, the participants were greeted by Assistant Minister Robert Pende, and on behalf of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Assistant Minister Alen Gospočić, who emphasized the importance of cooperation of all stakeholders in improving cycling infrastructure and its stronger development. .The thematic meeting was held with the intention to present the work of the Coordination Body for the Development of Cyclotourism to representatives of county road administrations, to emphasize the importance of planning bicycle infrastructure and managing bicycle traffic on county and local roads, to achieve better communication. and the flow of information related to the possibilities of financing the arrangement and construction of bicycle infrastructure, and to establish a connection with the county representatives for the development of cycling tourism for mutual assistance and benefit.In March 2016, the Coordination Body for the Development of Cycling was established at the Ministry of Tourism, headed by President Lidija Mišćin, and by signing the Accession Treaty, Croatia became an equal member of the European Cycling Federation (ECF) through the Coordination Body for Cyclotourism.The coordinating body for the development of cycling tourism currently has 10 member institutions (Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Ministry of the Interior, Croatian National Tourist Board, Institute for Tourism, City of Zagreb, Croatian Roads, Croatian Cycling Federation, Cyclists’ Union, Rural Tandem Association) with two representatives each member and deputy.Coordinating body for the development of cycling tourism work based on the Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism, which you can see here – www.cikloturizam.hrRELATED NEWS: WEB PLATFORM FOR CYCLOTURISM DEVELOPMENT PRESENTED IN CROATIA&lt;/p&gt;<br />
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Bid out Puerto Rico work to get it done

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNow that an obscure Montana contractor with suspicious political connections has been dismissed as the developer for a new power system in devastated Puerto Rico, I think it’s time for Congress to seek bids for the contract. This would legitimize the entire project and give GE, among others, the opportunity to do what they do best and the reconstruction would be done right. At what cost? Well, at least at the cheapest available. And it would save our neglected territory, as well as our reputation.How this will fare, as well as that of needed national infrastructure spending, in the face of the proposed corporate tax cuts remains to be seen.David ChildsJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFeds: Painting stolen by Nazis and found at Arkell Museum returned to familyTroopers: Colonie man dies in Montgomery County Thruway crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Chinese vaccine approved for human testing at virus epicenter

first_img“You’re planning on administering it to a healthy person who may or may not ever be exposed to the infectious disease agent you’re trying to protect them against,” said Rajeev Venkayya, president of the global vaccine unit at Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., said in a separate interview Tuesday. “There’s very little margin for a safety problem.”CanSino’s trial involves injecting the experimental vaccine into 108 healthy adults, aged 18 to 60, in three different doses, according to data from the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry. Tests will start this month and continue through year’s end. The vaccine was tested on animals and proven safe and capable of eliciting immunity against the virus, CanSino said in its statement.As the outbreak spread around the world, more than 100 clinical trials were launched in China to study the effectiveness of everything from anti-flu drugs and antibody-containing plasma from recovered patients, to traditional Chinese herbal medicine. A smaller number of trials have been announced in countries including the US, South Korea and Thailand.In normal circumstances, a vaccine could take years to reach human clinical trials as scientists conduct substantial amounts of animal testing first before drug regulators greenlight further trials to determine its safety and efficacy on humans. CanSino Biologics Inc. said it received Chinese regulatory approval to start human trials of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, another example of a potential weapon against the illness being fast-tracked for testing as the global death toll escalates and nations impose lockdowns on their citizens.The vaccine, co-developed by the Hong Kong-listed company and China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences, will undergo clinical trials in Wuhan, CanSino Biologics said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Wuhan is the epicenter for the pandemic that has spread to all corners of the planet, infecting more than 190,000 people and killing more than 7,800.Progress is occurring at unprecedented speed in developing vaccines as the highly infectious pathogen that causes the respiratory ailment known as Covid-19 looks unlikely to be stamped out through containment measures alone. US President Donald Trump’s administration is pressuring American drugmakers to develop a vaccine: Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc. received regulatory approval to move quickly to human trials last week, skipping the years of animal trials that are the norm in developing vaccines. GlaxoSmithKline Plc said last month it was working with China-based Clover Biopharmaceuticals on an experimental vaccine. Also, the US government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority is working with Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson on potential vaccines.Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. also licensed a vaccine that’s now being developed at the pre-clinical stage by Mainz, Germany-based BioNTech SE.Despite the rapid introduction of human trials, the earliest available vaccine is at least six months away, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it would take about a year-and-a-half to complete trials, scale up production and make a vaccine widely available.Topics :last_img read more

Thornton goes 9-for-9 at Arizona Speedway

first_imgAPACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (Aug. 29) – Ricky Thornton Jr. capped off a perfect season at Arizona Speedway with his ninth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory in as many events Saturday evening.With a maximum possible 360 points, Thornton led Brian Schultz, Chaz Baca Jr. and John Morris Jr. in the top four standings.Thornton has plenty of racing left in the 2015 season as there are still six races left in the 2015 San Tan Ford Modified Championships.He’ll compete at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Thornton will start the Sept. 11 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.last_img read more

Bonus points to be added, unofficial IMCA standings announced next week

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (Oct. 5) – Track championship bonuses will be added to point standings for the eight IMCA divisions to be released next week.Unofficial national and regional champions and rookies of the year will be announced after bonuses and resulting point totals are verified.IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,199; 2. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,194; 3. A. J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 1,190; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,182; 5. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,177; 6. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,170; 7. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,162; 8. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,157; 9. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, 1,150; 10. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 1,149; 11. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,147; 12. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn., 1,146; 13. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., and Matt Szecsodi, Clio, Mich., both 1,145; 15. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,143; 16. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,138; 17. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., and Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, both 1,132; 19. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,130; 20. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 1,119.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 789; 2. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 788; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 787; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 782; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 763; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 758; 7. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 741; 8. Darrel D. DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 731; 9. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 697; 10. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 685; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 680; 12. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, and Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, both 669; 14. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 650; 15. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 646; 16. B.J. Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 641; 17. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 640; 18. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, and Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., both 634; 20. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 571.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 794; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 769; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 766; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 5. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 746; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 745; 7. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 744; 8. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., and Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., both 743; 10. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 739; 11. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 737; 12. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 736; 13. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 732; 14. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Indiana, and Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., each 723; 17. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 711; 18. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 709; 19. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 707.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,187; 3. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,176; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,153; 5. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,144; 6. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,143; 7. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,127; 8. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,125; 9. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,124; 10. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,122; 11. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., and Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., both 1,121; 13. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,118; 14. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,114; 15. Colin Heim, Hoxie, Kan., and Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, both 1,113; 17. Chris Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 1,112; 18. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,107; 19. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,106; 20. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,103.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,192; 3. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., and Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., both 1,182; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,168; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 1,160; 7. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,156; 8. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,155; 9. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,154; 10. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,150; 11. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,138; 12. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,133; 13. Garrett Hager, Hays, Kan., 1,128; 14. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 1,119; 15. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,118; 16. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,110; 17. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,108; 18. Allyn Myers, Berwyn, Neb., 1,103; 19. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,102; 20. Adam Ayers, Adair, Iowa, 1,101.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,186; 2. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 1,159; 3. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,154; 4. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 1,113; 5. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 1,096; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,095; 7. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 1,069; 8. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 1,039; 9. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 973; 10. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 956; 11. Ryan Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, 952; 12. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 927; 13. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 904; 14. Brayden Wyatt, Wichita Falls, Texas, 896; 15. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 889; 16. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 881; 17. Jason Reese, Spanish Fork, Utah, 873; 18. Chase Vineyard, Davis, Okla., 864; 19. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 843; 20. J.P. Vasquez Jr., Lubbock, Texas, 833.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,196; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,181; 3. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,179; 4. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 1,177; 5. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,175; 6. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,172; 7. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,170; 8. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,161; 9. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., and Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., both 1,160; 11. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb., 1,155; 12. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,153; 13. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,148; 14. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,147; 15. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,145; 16. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,144; 17. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore., 1,142; 18. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., 1,137; 19. Gage Neal, Ely, Iowa, 1,136; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 1,126.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,196; 2. Dustin Virkus, Clarkfield, Minn., 1,179; 3. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,163; 4. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 1,159; 5. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,154; 6. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,153; 7. Bubba Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,149; 8. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., and Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa, both 1,142; 10. Andrew Harris, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,127; 11. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,097; 12. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,093; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,085; 14. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 1,067; 15. Brock Klaith, Marshall, Minn., and Jeff Klinkefus, Golden, Colo., both 1,064; 17. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 1,056; 18. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 1,053; 19. Joshua Young, Beatrice, Neb., 1,051; 20. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 1,050.last_img read more

Sherwood: No Lescott bid

first_img When asked about stories linking Lescott with Spurs, manager Sherwood said: “He is a good player, but there are a lot of good players at different clubs. He is at Manchester City at the moment so I can’t comment on that.” Having spent £107million in the summer, Tottenham are unwilling to shell out big fees again in January. The squad at Sherwood’s disposal is already huge and he is also committed to giving the youth players he looked after in the development squad a chance. It is for that reason that he has not met with chairman Daniel Levy and technical director Franco Baldini to discuss any potential moves in the current window. It seems only a big player at a knock-down price will be of appeal to the north London club. “I have not sat down and spoke to (Levy and Baldini),” Sherwood said. “I don’t think we need players. We need to get the ones we have fit. “If there is anyone who springs up who could really make us better – our 11 – then possibly we will go in. “The club have notoriously backed their managers and I don’t think it will be different with me. I really think we will be fine once we have anyone fit.” There has been more talk of departures than arrivals at Spurs. Erik Lamela has struggled to adapt to the pace of the Barclays Premier League since his £30million move from Roma, but Sherwood looks unlikely to allow him to leave for Atletico Madrid, who reportedly want the player on loan. “He has not mentioned (going out on loan) to me,” Sherwood said of Lamela, who is expected to miss Saturday’s game at Arsenal because of a thigh injury. “He just needs to settle like a lot of the (new signings do). “He needs time for me to recognise what he can do, what he can produce and when I get the comfort in him then he will play, but he is injured at the moment.” Forward Simon Dawkins, meanwhile, has left Tottenham for Derby. Dawkins signed a professional contract at Tottenham at the age of 17, but he did not make a single first-team appearance during his nine-year spell at the club. Injury blighted the 26-year-old’s time at Spurs, but he has impressed while on loan at Derby this term and he has now been allowed to stay at the Sky Bet Championship club on a permanent basis. Tottenham also announced that 19-year-old striker Shaquile Coulthirst has joined League One side Leyton Orient on a month’s loan. Lescott has been linked with a move away from Manchester City after falling down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium. Tottenham and Besiktas have been mentioned as possible destinations for the centre-back, who wants regular first-team football to aid his remote chances of making the England World Cup squad. Tim Sherwood has professed his admiration for Joleon Lescott, but denied having already held talks with the Tottenham hierarchy over the Manchester City defender – or any other potential transfer targets. Press Associationlast_img read more

Boys’ soccer: Bucksport, MDI and DI-S fall in prelims

first_imgELLSWORTH — Three Hancock County boys’ soccer teams lost their bids for a playoff spot this week in the North preliminary rounds.Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and Deer Isle-Stonington all fell out of the postseason running while Ellsworth and George Stevens Academy both advanced to the quarterfinals with bye weeks.The No. 1 Ellsworth Eagles are scheduled to host ninth-ranked Foxcroft on Wednesday in a Class B quarterfinal game.In the Class C quarterfinals, the No. 5 GSA Eagles are scheduled to play at fourth-ranked Orono on Wednesday.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHoulton 1, Bucksport 0Houlton’s Pat Howe scored just one minute into Saturday’s Class C prelim against Bucksport.It was all the No. 7 Shires needed to beat the No. 11 Golden Bucks.Cody Larsen made 11 saves on 15 shots for the Bucks. AJ Henderson stopped four of five shots for the Shires.Bucksport ended its season with a 2-12-1 record while Houlton improved to 9-4-2.Erskine 3, MDI 0The No. 7 MDI Trojans ended their season Saturday in a loss to 10th-ranked Erskine in the Class B prelims.Erskine improved to 11-4 and MDI finished with an 8-6-1 record.Penobscot Valley 1, DI-S 0The No. 6 Penobscot Valley Howlers escaped with a hard-fought win over the No. 11 DI-S Mariners in Friday’s Class D prelim at Howland.Jarrett Priest scored the lone goal unassisted with 16:44 left in the first half. Penobscot Valley had numerous close opportunities, but the DI-S defense, and especially goalkeeper Ethan Shepard, denied the Howlers any other goals.PVHS’s Jaeden Folster stopped all three shots he saw for the 11-4 Howlers. Shepard saved 17 of 26 shots for the Mariners, who finished at 6-8-1.last_img read more