By Photo: Whgler, Sculpture: Robert Indiana [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia CommonsVinalhaven, Me. — Pop artist Robert Indiana, known for his iconic “LOVE” sculpture died at his seaside Maine home over the weekend, he was 89.A native of New Castle, Indiana, he was born Robert Clark in September of 1928. “Indiana” became frustrated with the New York City art scene and moved to Maine in 2009.
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“I’m very pleased with her. I thought fitness-wise she might be a bit short and I’m very happy with her. “She really needs fast ground so up here suits her at this time of year. You couldn’t run her on the grass the way it is at the moment.” Tooreen Legend (2-1 joint-favourite) attracted significant support ahead of his comeback in the Follow Us On Facebook Handicap and having been prominent throughout, showed excellent resolution to collar Sparanai in the shadows of the post. Cappadocia (9-2) showed his appreciation for the return to six furlongs by landing the Easter Dining At Dundalk Handicap, in the process reversing last week’s form with Shabra Emperor, who could only manage third. On Location (8-1) was reported to be coming into season prior to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Maiden, but the former Canadian-trained filly was at the top of her game to claim the scalp of odds-on favourite Torpedo Alley by a comfortable four and a half lengths. Press Association Tracey Collins has an eye on a share of the big money on offer at Lingfield on Good Friday, and Chiclet (9-2) showed the team is firing on all cylinders with a comprehensive Dundalk success. The daughter of Dandy Man had been given a break since landing a Navan maiden in the autumn but she has returned a much better filly, judging by her impressive two-length defeat of Oor Jock in the Light Up Your Night Apprentice Handicap. Collins, who will saddle Captain Joy in the All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Race on Friday, said: “That’s great. It’s my first runner of the new season so may they all continue in the same suit!
Published on June 22, 2015 at 1:39 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 The search committee started with close to 100 candidates. Sitting athletic directors, deputy athletic directors and non-traditional candidates were all part of the pool. They were charged to cast a wide net.Then they narrowed it down to resumes that they looked at in detail. After that, the committee selected six to 10 people to interview. The final two to three were recommended to Chancellor Kent Syverud.At the end of it all, Mark Coyle was the man left standing.“We came up with a list of 11 key, must-have attributes and when you go down the list and at the end of the day you look at Mark Coyle, you say ‘Wow,’” search committee chair Steve Ballentine said. “We joked at the beginning of the process when we had that list like we’re looking for a superhero. Who could possibly meet this list of 11 attributes, it doesn’t exist. And then you come to the end and you find somebody who hits on those key attributes.”The process to find the next Syracuse athletic director started with the nine-person search committee talking to people in the community to find the qualities that people thought were necessary in someone who would hold the position.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBallentine said Coyle didn’t come in to his interview with a list of solutions to fix the problems that are ailing Syracuse, that’s not what the committee was looking for. Football was a factor in his hire, Ballentine said, though not a disproportionate one. Success in football doesn’t come without success in other attributes and you can’t have one without the other, Ballentine said.“We would like to see football be better,” Ballentine said. “I don’t think that’s a surprise.”Ballentine said that Coyle was very prepared and had “done his due diligence.” He didn’t offer any solutions, but he pledged to listen, come in, and eventually make decisions. That’s part of what attracted the committee to him.Coyle has spent the past several days getting acclimated to the community and meeting people. His family was in attendance on Monday, decked in Syracuse colors. It felt clear that the search committee had found the person they were looking for when they started a process that started with 100 different resumes.“He’s been there, he’s done that,” Ballentine said. “Past success are the best predictor of future success. He’s done it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
“Goal Line Stand” runs Thursdays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday afternoon, dozens of NFL scouts were on campus to watch former Trojans work out in an effort to raise their positions in April’s draft. It’s really the last chance for these athletes to make an impression on the scouts and millions of dollars are at stake. However, I don’t buy it.Though it’s important for teams to know a player’s measurables, such as their height, weight and speed, scouts are looking too deep into the numbers. If a player can play, he can play and no number quantifies a player’s heart and desire to be the best.Beyond numbers · Though players such as redshirt junior defensive end Nick Perry are tested on measurables, they should be examined for their play. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanSure, a player can skyrocket in the draft if he runs particularly well or if his bench press is extraordinary, but not every star has had great measurables. Jerry Rice, arguably the best receiver in history, ran a less-than-stellar 40-time at around 4.70. Anquan Boldin, who has been among the league’s most consistent receivers since he entered the League in 2001, ran a 4.75, slower than many defensive ends. They turned out OK, didn’t they?But perhaps you are a firm believer in numbers and believe that no matter how good your mental attributes are, you still need to have strong physical ones to complement.Well, why does the NFL hold an entire combine and insist on schools holding pro days as well? If the point of the combine is to measure the measurables, what is the point of a pro day? Especially when the pro day is just two weeks after the combine.People train months for the combine (which really doesn’t have that much to do with football, anyway). Is a player going to be that much better in a workout two weeks later? And if he does perform better, wouldn’t you be skeptical, especially if the results were significantly better than they were before?But more importantly: Does one become a better football player in that short time frame between the combine and the pro day? Many players decide not to workout in positional drills while at the combine, saying that they want to work with players they are familiar with on their home turf.But at the next level, quarterbacks aren’t going to have the luxury of throwing to “their guys” on “their field.” Their rosters will constantly change, players will get released and they will be throwing to different players frequently.Linemen, you are not going to have the same coaches you had in college telling you what drills to run. There will be no scripting — it will be about learning on the fly.Robert Griffin III for instance, the star quarterback from Baylor University, decided not to throw at the combine because he wanted to be with his receivers.What are we possibly going to learn about him when he throws to receivers he has been throwing to in practice for nearly five years in a set of drills that have been specifically designed for him to look good?What did scouts likely learn about star USC tackle Matt Kalil at pro day? He probably looked athletic and ran good times considering his size. But did anyone really learn about him as a football player? I doubt it.The combine does not measure a prospect as a football player. For the most part it measures athleticism, which is important, but it is by no means the end all, be all.For me, pro day is overkill. It’s scripted. It’s performed by the coaches of the player’s alma mater. It is done in almost too comfortable of an environment. And it happens right after the combine; does the player in question really become a better NFL prospect in 13 days? If scouts think so, maybe they should take another look.A great athlete is an asset for an NFL team and will always be envied, but I will take a great football player over a great athlete any day. If the player happens to be both? Well, I guess you hit the jackpot.I will always take a player’s tape more seriously than a 40-yard dash time. I will always take a player’s heart more seriously than his vertical jump.Football is not won with numbers, as everyone in the NFL is talented; it is won with what players possess mentally, emotionally and in their hearts. Nothing at a combine or a pro day can quantify that.
Published on March 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds Mike Hopkins said he had always wanted to be a head coach. Now he’s fulfilled that goal a year earlier than he would have at Syracuse.The Orange’s former head coach-designate left SU, the school he played at for four years and coached at for 22, to become Washington’s head coach. Instead of serving as Jim Boeheim’s heir for another season before taking over in 2018-19, he shocked the Syracuse community on Sunday by becoming the one tasked with turning around the Huskies.“I can’t express enough thanks to Coach Boeheim for so many years of mentorship and guidance,” Hopkins said in a UW press release. “The timing is right for me and my family to make this move.”The right timing for Hopkins became precarious timing for the Orange. On March 18, 2015, Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Boeheim planned to retire after the 2017-18 season. On June 25, 2015, Syverud announced Hopkins would succeed Boeheim as SU’s head coach. Hopkins leaving for Washington nullified those plans and Boeheim subsequently signed a contract extension, reportedly through 2021-22.Hopkins had been linked to other head coaching jobs prior to that, including fellow Pac-12 opportunities with Southern California (2013) and Oregon State (2014). But with just a year left until the chance to take over the Orange, his move to Washington came as a surprise.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just think it was a sudden thing,” said Gary McKnight, who coached Hopkins at Mater Dei (California) High School. “… I think he was looking for the right situation.”The program awaiting Hopkins at Washington is one in need of a fresh slate. The Huskies just finished its season with 13 straight losses, a 9-22 record and went 2-16 in the conference. UW hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 2011.Washington’s roster this past season featured freshman Markelle Fultz, widely projected as the top pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Its 2017 recruiting class included Michael Porter Jr., the No. 1 ranked player in the country according to ESPN. But he may decommit after the Huskies fired head coach Lorenzo Romar on Wednesday.In comes Hopkins, who received the backing of UW’s administration with a six-year contract, according to ESPN. He’s back on the west coast, significantly closer to where he grew up. Washington bolsters its well-regarded athletic program with Hopkins, who has plenty of tools at his disposal for a successful rebuild.“When I first started coaching, my goal wasn’t to be the head coach at Syracuse,” Hopkins told The Daily Orange in a 2015 profile. “My goal was to be the best coach on the planet. I just wanted to be the best.”What he leaves behind is a program that adored Hopkins enough to entrust its future, until Sunday, in him. He’s played a major role in recruiting since 2000, worked closely with SU’s bigs since 2011 and helped develop numerous centers like future NBA players Fab Melo and Rakeem Christmas.Hopkins’ fingerprints are all over the Orange. And on the day he departed from SU, the community he left behind responded.“He’s been everything for Tyler, really,” Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon’s father, Tim, said.“I wouldn’t be half the person I am today if it wasn’t for (Hopkins),” SU graduate assistant Katie Kolinski wrote in an Instagram post.“Washington got a steal,” former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams tweeted.While Boeheim served an NCAA-mandated nine-game suspension last season, Hopkins stepped in as the Orange’s interim head coach. At the time, his 4-5 record provided a small glimpse into SU’s planned future.Now it’ll go down as the only glimpse.“Mike received a great opportunity,” Boeheim said in a statement, “and we thank him and wish him the best.”— Senior Staff Writer Connor Grossman and Asst. Sports Editor Sam Fortier contributed reporting to this story. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make wholesale changes to his side for the visit of Leeds to Anfield in the EFL Cup. Playmaker Philippe Coutinho is out for six weeks, while the likes of Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino are all carrying knocks. Tonight’s other game is at the K-Com Stadium, where Hull entertain Championship leaders, Newcastle. Both games kick off at 7.45.
Prime Minister David Cameron says Andy Murray deserves a knighthood after becoming the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men’s singles since 1936.Murray won the title with a 6-4 7-5 6-4 triumph against world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday.“I can’t think of anyone who deserves one more,” said Cameron, who watched the match from the Royal Box.But Murray said: “It’s a nice thing to have or be offered but I don’t know if it merits that.”Cameron said Murray’s win had “lifted the spirits of the whole country”.The prime minister cannot personally award an honour to the 26-year-old, stressing that they are awarded independently. People are nominated for their achievements by members of the public and whether they are given an honour – and the type of honour – is decided by a committee.
Playing the seven-aside match, the Capital FM team started with a bang, demolishing the hosts Ghetto Radio 10-3 in the first half, with speedy attacking midfielder Kristian Malumbe grabbing a hat-trick as Vincent ‘Vinno’ Otieno hit the target twice while Atrash, Keysha Shagava, Ali Athman also found the back of the net.The sweet victory ensured Capital FM continue holding their bragging rights and stretching domination over the Ghetto boys, making it two out of two wins since the they met. Photo/CAPITAL FMOn resumption for the final half, Capital FM got even better ruining Ghetto Radio’s captain Paul Polosa’s birthday by adding seven more goals with Ghetto only managing to find the back of the net five times.The sweet victory ensured Capital FM continue holding their bragging rights and stretching dominance over the Ghetto boys, making it two out of two wins, having met only twice.“It has been a good outing we really enjoyed playing against Ghetto, and as promised, we had intended to just hit them five, but we have shown them that we are the champions. The interaction was amazing and its good that we have bonded, this is one of many we will organise more, next time we will host them,” Atrash said after the match.On his part, Polosa was grateful for the friendly, acknowledging the defeat but vowed to come back stronger.“I have enjoyed every bit, though we lost heavily its part of football. We had a great evening and the interaction with Capital FM was one of a kind, the two media stations do have totally different audience but today we learnt from each other,” Polosa, a former Nairobi City Stars defender said.Capital FM shot-stopper Alex Isaboke reacting after the huge win. Photo/CAPITAL FMThe Capital FM team also comprised of Alex Isaboke who was the shot-stopper, Shuyab, David Muba, Solomon Okeyo, Jeff Ooko, Shaffi Soud, Joe Kisila, Anita Nderu, Ivy Mang’eli, Ashley Ali, DJ Shwaz and Team Manager Duncan Kikata.Banter between the two sides began on the eve and on the day of the match with both sides taking to social media to flex their muscles on who is the king of football using the hashtag #GhettoRadioVsCapitalFMCapital FM was the first to hit the ground running, by seeing their Sports Presenter Davis Ayega read the Sports Bulletin in ‘sheng’ before Ghetto Radio rebattled.Ma lion na ma lioness, leo kanatamba, tutajua kati ya capirro na @GhettoRadio895 ni nani Simba Marara na ni nani Simba ameparara! 😅 ⚽️ #GhettoRadioVsCapitalFM pic.twitter.com/C6myP68hzy— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFMKenya) March 22, 2019Tushadunga suti @CapitalFMKenya karibuni wedo #GhettoRadioVsCapitalFM pic.twitter.com/QFc19ubj6W— Ghetto Radio (@GhettoRadio895) March 22, 2019Mko? #GhettoRadioVsCapitalFM pic.twitter.com/CzxOKJXJJV— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFMKenya) March 22, 2019Oya @GhettoRadio895.. we’ll beat you and throw a party for you! #GhettoRadioVsCapitalFM pic.twitter.com/LWXWjuy1Gs— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFMKenya) March 22, 2019 After the match the banter was taken to even a higher level with Ghetto Radio who were boasting of knowing the beautiful game of football facing the mockery from fans.Was it a netball match? https://t.co/XYHsU54w3T— aleckie ronald (@SirAlexas) March 22, 2019#GhettoRadioVsCapitalFM Wacha niulize… Mnacheza football ama rugby… Ni scores ama Tries? @CapitalFMKenya @GhettoRadio895 pic.twitter.com/Pm3nsJo9cD— DJ Joe Mfalme (@DjJoeMfalme) March 22, 2019It was all love after the game @GhettoRadio895 👊🏽 #GhettoRadioVsCapitalFM pic.twitter.com/ChUlRiFG1H— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFMKenya) March 22, 2019The friendly dubbed ‘the battle of the city’ was to build a strong relationship between the two Radio Stations that rock the airwaves in the capital city.This is the huge win that Capital FM football team has ever recorded.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Capital FM football team demolished Ghetto Radio in a Cricket score of 17-8 in a friendly match played at Grogon turf on Friday night. Photo/CAPITAL FMNAIROBI, Kenya, March 22 – In what was a one-sided affair, Capital FM football team ripped apart Ghetto Radio, handing them a cricket score of 17-8 thrashing in the eagerly awaited friendly match hosted at Nairobi’s Grogon artificial turf on Friday night to leave the Ngara based side singing the tune of ‘Babylon’.Ghetto had no choice but to learn from the Best Mix of Music and as promised in the pre-match, the Capital FM football team led by skipper Lassie Atrash did not disappoint the fans who turned up in large numbers to cheer the 2016 World Champions.
SharePrint RelatedBy the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Watch out for Wampas* — Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 27, 2013In “Community”Behind the Scenes of the PodCacher PodcastApril 3, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos” By Annie StuderMoonrise by KrückstockLast night, Geocachers around the world ventured out via the light of the “Super Duper Moon” when the full moon was at its closest orbital point (perigee) to the Earth. It will be 20 years before we’ll see another full moon this close to Earth, so whether you’re a new to geocaching or have over 10,000 finds, this was an excellent opportunity to find a geocache at night. View from GC15D5C by JamarajaSome may be familiar with NightCaching, OwlCaching, or SuperMoonCaching, but this was SuperDuperMoonCaching. Since the moon was at the nearest proximity to Earth, it appeared larger and brighter (due to an optical illusion), especially while rising on the horizon. Thus, moonrise often is the ideal time to photograph a lunar event. The extra bright moon (basically the brightest nightlight ever) can also illuminate night-time only geocaches.Geocaching at night can mean finding geocaches after dark and traditional NightCaching often means finding the way to a geocache by shining a light source (like a headlamp) on reflective trail markers (FireTacks).Can you spot the FireTack at GC41CCZ? by kari9999Whatever your style is for geocaching at night, here are three tips to help you become a SuperDuperNightCacher: 1. Read the geocache description before you head out in the night. It’s helpful to know the details about if you need tools, container size, and other hints.2. Bring the right gear. With all geocaching you’ll want your writing utensil and GPS or smartphone, in addition to these handy tools, for NightCaching you’ll want a LED headlamp, flashlight, a UV light is also helpful and extra batteries.3. Check in before you check out on your geocaching night excursion. As a precaution (which is a good habit for all geocaching adventures), tell a friend or family member where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone.If MoonCaching isn’t your style, perhaps geocaching under a meteor shower is more to your liking. Keep your eyes out for the Perseid meteor shower each night before the moon rises and after it sets through August 13th.And don’t worry if you missed this SuperDuperMoon, there’s a SuperMoon in September to look forward to for more NightCaching by moonlight. And if you’ do like to geocache tonight, the moon only still pretty super. It’s about 93% as bright as last night.While out NightCaching, did you nab any amazing SuperDuperMoon shots or a pic at your favorite NightCache spot? Share it with us in comments below!Share with your Friends:More