Shovels & Rope Announce Inaugural High Water Festival With The Avett Brothers, The Shins & More

first_imgWith so many festivals today, many artists have found success by curating their own events, catered to their loyal fanbase. Shovels & Rope are the latest to follow this trend, putting together a stacked lineup of Americana greats for the first annual High Water Festival. Taking place at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, the two day event will run from April 22-23rd, and will feature headlining sets from The Avett Brothers, The Shins and Shovels & Rope.The full lineup continues with a number of great artists, including Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Dawes, Jump, Little Children, Lucius, Margo Price, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Deer Tick, JD McPherson, John Moreland and so many more. You can see the full lineup poster below.Tickets are on sale now, and all information can be found on the official website.last_img read more

Chicken 101

first_imgFirst-year students at the University of Georgia are learning about chicken by learning everything from where it comes from and how it is processed, down to what impacts it’s tenderness and how to make it tasty.Casey Ritz and Brian Kiepper, both professors and UGA Extension poultry scientists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, teach “Chicken Que: Science Behind the Grill.” The class is one of over 300 UGA First Year Odyssey seminars designed to introduce students to the academic life in a small class environment. Learning about Georgia’s no. 1 ag commodity“One of my original objectives was to teach students some of the truths and myths about the poultry industry and chicken meat in general,” Ritz said.The nine-week class meets weekly for two hours at the UGA Poultry Research Center in Athens. Students begin by learning the importance of grill safety and proper grilling techniques.The students learn where different spices come from and the difference between a seasoning, which brings out natural tastes, and a flavoring, which can change the taste of the meat entirely. To emphasize this difference, the students are given 10 different types of spice blends to taste. They then have to note the predominant flavors and the area of the world it came from. This activity resulted in a mixture of pleasing and disapproving facial expressions.The UGA students also learn about the different types and sizes of peppers. Some students in the most recent class were leery to try the peppers after learning a habanero pepper and a bell pepper can be the same color. “Don’t be afraid of a little kick,” Ritz said.Dark and white meatWorking in groups, they prepare white and dark meat chicken for grilling. Ritz allows the students to determine how much of each flavor to use. Half of the flavored meat is baked while the other half is grilled. The students then sample the meat and discuss the difference in taste and texture between the two cooking methods. Kathryn Craw, a first-year UGA student from Augusta, Ga., described the class as one-of-a-kind. With no prior cooking experience, Craw plans to use what she learns in her home kitchen. “I’m going to tell my mom that I’m going to cook dinner from now on,” she said.In the chicken-focused class, UGA ag school professors also teach about muscle chemistry and brines versus marinades. And for a final project, students create their own original recipe, which includes a surprise ingredient Ritz provides each student individually. The surprise ingredients include grape jelly, root beer, chili oil and Chinese 5-spice mix. Students prepare and grill chicken using their original recipes and one additional recipe of their choice before presenting the final product to a taste panel of judges. This semester’s judges tried 30 different combinations and selected two winners who received a 2014 first-year odyssey grill master trophy. Rewarded for their culinary skills“Our taste panel has eaten a lot of chicken so they know what’s good and what’s not,” Ritz said.One of this semester’s champions was Tuan Pham, a first-year student from Homer, Ga. He was awarded the original recipe champion for incorporating waffles into his recipe. However, Trent Perry, a first-year student from Dunwoody, Ga., received a few more points and the grand champion title for skillfully adding peanuts to his recipe. The instructors credit the popularity of the class to the team-teaching concept and the student interaction component. “What better way to get to know somebody than to sit down and eat [with them]?” he said.To learn more about UGA First Year Odyssey seminars, see fyo.uga.edu. For more on the UGA poultry science undergraduate program, go to www.caes.uga.edu/departments/poultry.last_img read more

Chile Lowers Copahue Volcano Alert and Allows Evacuees to Return

first_img On the Chilean side, the volcano is located about 311 miles south of Santiago in a difficult-to-reach area dwelled by Mapuche-Pehuenche communities. The ONEMI also lowered its alert level from red to yellow, and told evacuees that “the technical conditions do not justify keeping people in a safe place.” By Dialogo June 05, 2013 The volcano has no historic record of lava eruptions, although in the last century there were several explosions with ash emissions, the last of which took place in December 2012. Last week, Chilean and Argentine authorities set a red alert for an increase of seismic activity associated with the Copahue volcano, and ordered the evacuation of about 3,000 people in both countries, of which 1,200 abandoned their homes. center_img On June 3, the Chilean National Emergency Office (ONEMI) lowered the alert of a possible eruption of Copahue volcano, located on the border with Argentina, due to a decrease in seismic activity, and notified the evacuees that they can return home. In Argentina, the 1,300 mile-high volcano is close to the village of Caviahue-Copahue, in the province of Neuquén. After receiving a technical report from the National Service of Geology and Mines, minister of Mining Hernán de Solminihac told the press that the alert level of Copahue had been “decreed down from red to orange.” last_img read more

Long Island Press 2014 High School Journalism Awards: A Night To Remember

first_imgONLINE – ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT1. Tim KeuchlerMassapequa High School, The Chief“Katy Perry’s Album ‘Prism’ Sure to Roar to New Heights”2. Arianna ScavoneJericho High School, JerECHO“Jimmy Fallon Succeeds on ‘Tonight’”3. Miles EssnerHalf Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup“Winter Movies You Won’t Want to Miss”ONLINE – PHOTO SERIES1. Chloe Citron and Evan SilveraJericho High School, JerECHO“Empowered women of Jericho”2. Kalleigh ReganMassapequa High School, The Chief“Mr. Massapequa a Big Success”3. Brandan Lawrence, Kalleigh Regan, Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Chiefs brave Syosset, Win 49-28”ONLINE – FEATURE1. Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Spirit Week: Recap”2. Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Dr. Pepper Photobomb’ of Baseball Tonight”3. Olivia Milana and Mikaela AdwarJericho High School, JerECHO“Students Reveal Lack of Knowledge about Marijuana’s Health Risks”ONLINE – NEWS SITE1. StaffMassapequa High School, The ChiefTheChiefOnline.com2. Chloe Shakin, Taylor Kang, Sam NewmanJericho High School, JerECHOjerecho.org3. StaffHalf Hollow Hills High School West, The RoundupHillsWestRoundup.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The 2014 Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards Program was a resounding success, culminating in an awards gala May 28 at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse that hundreds of high school students, faculty and parents will undoubtedly remember for a long, long time.The annual awards competition and gala, now in its seventh year, recognizes outstanding high school journalism in print, video and online including reporting, writing, design, artwork and illustration across more than 100 individual categories, ranging from Best Arts Feature to Best Sports Video. Special awards are also presented for Story of the Year, Student Journalist of the Year, Advisor of the Year and Newspaper of the Year.With more than 1,250 entries from more than two dozen school throughout Nassau and Suffolk, the 2014 contest was unprecedented in its scope and quality of submissions. As always, Long Island Press staffers spent weeks judging the entries and were impressed by the students’ depth and caliber of work.CLICK TO VIEW PICTURES FROM THE 2014 LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARDS GALA“Submissions ran the gamut—from colorful arts and entertainment coverage and insightful enterprise and investigative articles to emotionally moving first-person accounts of everything from experiencing the death of loved ones to what it’s like to come face-to-face with racism,” wrote Press Editor in Chief Christopher Twarowski in a special letter to students published within a program booklet distributed at the event. “Students provided in-depth analysis of such hot-button national issues as Common Core and Obamacare to First Amendment rights and the NSA’s surveillance programs. They wrote about the environment, tackling such topics as the contamination of our drinking water supplies to energy efficiency and the importance of recycling. They wrote about government, sports, fashion. They wrote about food, technology, health, humor, the prom and war.“From breathtaking photo spreads and smart, gripping headlines to elements such as layout, flow, placement of graphics and artwork, use of pull-quotes and headlines—entrants in the design categories were likewise impressive,” he continued. “So were students’ video submissions, which included powerful public service announcements about homelessness, bullying and sexual acceptance, among other issues.“Of course, all of these topics, no matter how far-reaching, have local consequences and ramifications, and students did an outstanding job documenting them,” added Twarowski. “Their coverage of ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts to the pressures faced by teenage girls to fit society’s unhealthy interpretation of beauty added perspectives all-too-easily ignored by some local news outlets.”The gala kicked off with an introduction from Press Associate Publisher Beverly Fortune, followed by opening remarks by Press Publisher Jed Morey and a keynote address from Evan Cornog, Ph.D., dean of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University.It would have not been possible, of course, without the continued tremendous support of its sponsors: Hofstra University, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Farrell Fritz, PC and Long Island Compost.The annual awards gala was once again emceed by award-winning journalist, broadcaster, Press Club of Long Island board member and Long Island Press High School Awards Program Coordinator (and all-around superhero) David North, who interspersed the hundreds of student’s names and their respective honors with knee-slapping jokes and observations.“Ice Cream Review,” he declared, upon announcing the winners of a food criticism category. “Must have been a tough assignment.”His infectious charm, passion and wit kept the night moving along smoothly, occasionally handing the microphone over to a host of celebrity presenters for truly moving remarks from Dr. Cornog, Long Island Compost President and CEO Charles Vigliotti, Farrell Fritz Director of Marketing Lorraine Sullivan, Bethpage Federal Credit Union Education Counselor Tommy Barbosa and Associate Vice President of Community Development Robert Suarez, and Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, who also cracked jokes and had the crowd laughing.Press staffers also had their turn presenting, with inspiring words by Press Managing Editor Timothy Bolger, Press Senior Editor Spencer Rumsey, Press Staff Reporter Jaime Franchi, Milieu Magazine Lifestyle Editor Sara Fingerman, Press Multimedia Reporter Rashed Mian and Morey Publishing Graphic Designer Jon Chim, whose short but powerful remarks were sure to invoke at least a few starry eyes from those in attendance.“Art and design are critical components of a truly great story,” declared Chim. “Photographs and masterful illustrations can elevate any article and make them works of art in themselves. Exceptional design work can streamline a story, directing the readers’ eyes and hearts to its most impactful and emotional elements.”“A great news story is not merely an account of how, what, where, when and why,” explained [#Tomothy] Bolger. “Yes, it contains all of those elements, but a great news story is truly so much more. A great news story captivates the reader from the first syllable. A great news story shows both sides of the issue. A great news story leaves no stone unturned, serves to inform and incite, and is a catalyst of meaningful reflection and action.“A great news story affects people,” he continued. “It is a public service.”Special awards were dedicated to Aura Diaz, the 16-year-old mother from Brentwood who was murdered in 2005 and Andrea Rebello, the 21-year-old Hofstra junior who tragically lost her life in a shooting last year.Twarowski dedicated the contest’s Investigative & Enterprise Journalism Award to two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Robert “Bob” Greene, who besides being a force of nature out in the field, was also a powerhouse for good in the classroom and a longtime teacher at the university. The legendary Newsday editor was also instrumental in founding Hofstra University’s journalism and communication programs.“One of the things I love most about journalism is its power to illuminate,” proclaimed Twarowski. “To expose secret truths. To shine a light on all the dark places. To disinfect, and drown out darkness.“Investigative journalism strips away the veneer put forth by those seeking to disinform the public and repackage reality toward their own ends,” he continued. “It unmasks the shadowmakers, holds them accountable, and amplifies the voices of the voiceless. The best causes change.“Hofstra University has long been a proponent and incubator of this special craft,” he explained. “These walls were in fact the longtime home of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Bob Greene, known as the father of investigative team reporting. Besides helping found the nonprofit Investigative Reporters and Editors, he spearheaded what has been called the finest hour in American journalism—the Arizona Project, in which he led a team of volunteers from 10 newspapers to investigate and expose those behind a car bombing that killed Arizona Republic Investigative Reporter Don Bolles. Their resulting 23-part series was published simultaneously in newspapers across the country, and taught Bolles’ killers and future would-be assassins of journalists several powerful lessons: You can not murder a journalist without repercussions. The story will not only continue, but will grow exponentially. If you come after one of us, we will come after you 100-fold. All journalists are family, bound by truth, mission and blood-red ink.“Greene, a former Newsday editor, is also credited with building and obtaining national accreditation for Hofstra University’s journalism and mass communication programs,” continued Twarowski. “A much beloved teacher and mentor, it’s here at Hofstra that he shared his own love of journalism in pursuit of the truth, here he taught countless students the responsibilities that come along with being a journalist, here he honed their skills, unlocked their inner muckraker, and instilled within them the secrets and wonders of this most sacred calling and most hallowed craft.“It is only fitting, therefore, that from now on this award will bear his name.”HERE’S THE COMPLETE LIST OF 2014 LONG ISLAND PRESS HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARDS WINNERS: NEWSPAPER OF THE YEARFIRST PLACE. Bay Shore High School, Maroon EchoSECOND PLACE. Massapequa High School, The ChiefTHIRD PLACE. W.T. Clarke High School, VanguardHONORABLE MENTION. Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause ADVISOR OF THE YEARFIRST PLACE. Walt Fishon – Bay Shore High School, Maroon EchoSECOND PLACE. Elyn Coyle – Massapequa High School, The ChiefTHIRD PLACE. Christina Semple – Commack High School, The CourantHONORABLE MENTION. Jodi Kahn, Great Neck North High School, Guide Post REPORTING & WRITING AWARDSARTS FEATURE1. Haley Zirkel and Siddesh RameshW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“5 Pointz”2. Antoine BlytheBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Despite Box Office Draw, Women Lacking in Film”3. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Television is a Woman’s World”ARTS REVIEW – THEATER1. Sam NewmanJericho High School, JerECHO“Let’s Murder Marsha is a Killer”2. Kennedy RoseBellport High, The Clipper“Singing in the Rain”3. Katie LuceyMassapequa High School, The Chief“Chilly Town with Warm Hearts: Reviewing ‘Almost Maine’”ARTS REVIEW – VIDEO GAMES1. Gregory KothesakisNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Having A Grand Old Time in Los Santos”2. Hayley ZirkelW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Gotta Catch ‘Em All”3. Kevin J. McCannNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Video Games and Violence: Is There a Connection?”ARTS REVIEW – BOOK REVIEW1. Brianna PaoliCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Stealing the Heart of Readers”2. Mikaela AdwarJericho High School, JerECHO“’My Beloved World’ Review”3. Catherine DarcyBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“YA novel ‘Divergent’ Worthy Entertainment”ARTS REVIEW- LOCAL MUSIC1. Rebecca SpinaCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“The best band you never heard of: Corey Balsamo”2. Sam NewmanJericho High School, JerECHO“Jericho’s Noteworthy Perform at Carnegie Hall”3. Ana GuitierrezLynbrook High School, Horizon“LHS Orchestra’s Rock and Pop Concert”ARTS REVIEW- NATIONAL MUSIC1. Rebecca SpinaCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Best band You Never heard of: This Century”2. Rebecca SpinaCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Best band You Never heard of: Jesse Ruben”3. Maggie ColbertBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“VMA-mazed”ARTS REVIEW – ALBUM1. Taylor KangJericho High School, JerECHO“The Next Day” David Bowie Album Review2. Renjini AntonyNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Not So Basic”3. Kennedy RoseBellport High School, The Clipper“The Second Law, by Muse”ARTS REVIEW – FILM1. Jeff HorowitzMassapequa High School, The Chief“Frozen has Disney’s Warm Touch”2. Tyler BaronNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Russell’s Hustle for the Oscars”3. Muhammad MuzammalW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“A Rousing Adventure”ARTS REVIEW – TELEVISION1. Kevin McCannNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Giving It All She’s Got: Star Trek’s Importance”2. Alexus HaddadHalf Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird“Series Review: The Originals”3. Collin GiulianiHalf Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird“Grading The Grammys”ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT1. Ana BorrutoBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Teen Readers say ‘YA!’ to YA Lit”2. Renjini AntonyNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“The New Prince of Late Night”3. Eric MastrotaNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Oh, Lorde”AURA DIAZ AWARD FOR FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVEThis award is named in memory of the 16-year-old mother from Brentwood who was murdered in 2005.1. Emily KulesaShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Movement for LGBT Rights Hits Home”2. Sharon Tasnim AhmedBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“The Time Has Come to Proudly Call My Name”3. Lyla DaleBabylon High School, PantherTales.org“Resiliency: The Key to Success”BUSINESS REPORTING1. Andrea ParedesBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Mall Facelift Brings Eateries”2. Siddesh RameshW.T. Clark High School, Vanguard“Hyperloop”3. Joe FiolaMassapequa High School, The Chief“Amazon Unveils Drone-based Shipping Service, Seeks to Overcome FAA Hurdle”COLUMN – SCHOOL1. Daniel Bar-LaviGreat Neck North High School, Guide Post“Danalysis: The Rambling Man”2. Benjamin SenzerSyosset High School, The Pulse“Student Government #3”3. Catherine SangiovanniCommack High School, The Courant“Unproductive Testing”COLUMN – GENERAL1. Liz CazanW.T.Clarke High School, Vanguard“Crossing the Red Line”2. Maggie ColbertBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“VMA-mazed”3. Kate KozuchRoslyn High School, Hilltop Beacon“What the Fashion?”COMMENTARY/CRITICISM1. Kennedy RoseBellport High School, The Clipper“55 Is Unfair”2. Noelia VazquezEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“Squeezing Into Society’s Views”3. Eric MastrotaNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Urban Outrage”ANDREA REBELLO COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD.This award is named in memory of Andrea Rebello, the 21-year-old Hofstra University junior who lost her life in a shooting last year.1. Giulia Milana and Marti-Rose ShankerJericho High School, JerECHO“Making A Difference One Tweet At A Time”2. Joe FiolaMassapequa High School, The Chief“Rising From The Rubble, Massapequa Breathes”3. Madison FlotteronBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Community Drives Increase To Help Those In Need”BREAKING NEWS1. Asad MarghoobHalf Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup“Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Legal Seafood”2. Laura PuglieseSmithtown High School East, The Matador“Syria: Crisis In The Middle East”EDITORIAL1. Meghana Rao, Nelson Gomez, Matt ColozzoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Blood drive ban on gays discriminatory, wrong”2. Vanguard Editorial StaffW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Trouble for Tsarnaev”3. Joe ZappaMassapequa High School, The Chief“In defense of the printed word in a growing digital world”EDITORIAL – NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL1. Jessica MillerShoreham/Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“War on terror starts in our own backyard”2. Anne FlamioEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“Accepting All Colors of the Rainbow”3. Jessica VestutoSmithtown High School East, The Matador“The Power of American Resolve”EDITORIAL – GENERAL1. Nelson Gomez and Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Social NOT-working: The Facebook Dilemma”2. Arman NasimW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Miss America?”3. Joe FiolaMassapequa High School, The Chief“Rising from the Rubble, Massapequa Breathes”EDUCATION- NATIONAL ISSUES1. John MirabitoBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Sciences, math see greater push from government”2. Anthony RomanoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Common app glitch delays deadline, irritates seniors”3. Alejandro Serrano and Lizzy VolavkaBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Financial struggles making the future not so bright”EDUCATION – LOCAL ISSUES1. Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Pearson Publications probed by pundits and professors”2. Bryan Burrowes, Chris Condon, Nicole Horn & Chris TursellinoEastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School, Shark Bites“Educators Rally at School Forum”3. Gregory QuistSouthold High School, Sentinel“Gamberg Stars on Two Teams”ENERGY REPORTING1. Lindsay DieumegardBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Team of engineers to descend on schools in quest for energy efficiency”2. Gabrielle FarbNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“An Unbelievable Plan”ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE1. Amanda BlumHalf Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird“Not So Electric Zoo”2. Kevin J. McCannNorth Shore High School, Viking View“Video Games and Violence: Is There a Connection?”3. Joaquin ContrerasOyster Bay High School, The Harbour Voice“1994: Film’s Greatest Year”ENVIRONMENTAL STORY1. Jill HandMassapequa High School, The Chief“Is Massapequa Water Contaminated?”2. Drew Cohen and Evan SilveraJericho High School, JerECHO“5,745,000 Paper Copies a Year at JHS”3. Jeff HorowitzMassapequa High School, The Chief“Hybrids, Electric Cars fail to fully fix environmental drawbacks”FASHION FEATURE1. Jordan WilliamsNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Stephanie’s Style”2. Amy KandoraSouthold High School, Sentinel“Fashion at the Lost and Found”3. Ryan DaloBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Retro Fashion Brings New Life to the Halls”FEATURE – GENERAL1. Larry BurnhamEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“College Concerns from A-Z”2. Tali ZingmanLynbrook High School, Horizon“An Insider’s Look at Teenagers in the Israeli Army”3. Kelly GranzenShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Hourglass Figure Takes Time out of Body”FEATURE – LOCAL1. Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“An Unexpected Farewell: Reflecting on the Death of Coach K”2. Matt ColozzoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Definition of a Fighter: A personal goodbye to Jake Brice”3. Jessica VestutoSmithtown High School East, The Matador“Voices of the Past Give Inspiration for the Future”FOOD – COMMENTARY1. Sammi SteinJericho High School, JerECHO“Food on Instagram”2. Giavanna Verdi and Tom KirbyShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Ice Cream Review”3. Anna Tobin and Judy MermelsteinCommack High School, The Courant“Taco Time!”FOOD- RESTAURANT REVIEW1. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“A Little Taste of Peru”2. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Diners offer more than just breakfast”3. Millena SkugarNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Burgers Bare it All”FORMAT BUSTER1. Binita ShahW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Clubs at Clarke”2. Siddesh Ramesh and Hayley ZirkelW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard‘5 Pointz”3. Aubri JuhaszOyster Bay High School, The Harbour Voice“A Message from the Editor”FIRST AMENDMENT/FREEDOM OF SPEECH AWARD1. Carolyn RogersShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“School Involvement Law Creates Controversial Decisions”2. Rohit BachaniW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Privacy Please?”GOVERNMENT- LOCAL1. Nicole LamannaNorth Shore High School, Viking View“Stop… In the Name of Safety”2. Emily FeigenbaumHalf Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup“Is Christie’s Campaign ‘Water Under the Bridge?’”GOVERNMENT – NATIONAL1. Siddesh RameshW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“A Game of Duplicity”2. Fatima OuedraogoHalf Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird“Government Shutdown”3. Emma La ReddolaCommack High School, The Courant“The Truth Behind ‘Obamacare’”HEADLINE – ENTERTAINMENT1. Maroon Echo Staff/Andrea ParedesBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Unbe-weave-able: The Hair-Rising Story Behind Extensions”2. Sam NewmanJericho High School, JerECHO“Let’s Murder Marsha is a Killer”3. Melissa HolzbergCommack High School, The Courant“Wait, like, you totes sound like a Kardashian”HEADLINE – EDITORIAL1. Harvinder BassiNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“A Syri-US Issue”2. Catherine SangioranniCommack High School, The Courant“Smoking Hot Trend”3. Armon NasimW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Miss America?”HEADLINE – FEATURE1. Vincent CoghillMassapequa High School, The Chief“Winter Blunderland: Snow days cut into school vacations”2. Giavanna VerdiShoreham/Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“A Declassified Prom Survival Guide”3. Alyssa GoodmanHalf Follow Hills Hugh School West, The Roundup“No Shave November For Girls! Let it Grow! Let it Grow!”HUMOR1. Rachel Hoffman and Lauren GoldsteinJericho High School, JerECHO“Future College Roommate is a Robot”2. Mia TrentadueSmithtown High School East, The Matador“College Roommates for Dummies”3. Dan StahlSouthold High School, Sentinel“Yellow Jackets”HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY1. Molly SchiffLynbrook High School, Horizon“One Year Anniversary of Sandy: Lessons to be Learned”2. Maddy GottliebCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Lending a Hand”3. Joe FiolaMassapequa High School, The Chief“Rising from the Rubble, Massapequa Breathes”IN-DEPTH REPORTING1. Melissa HolzbergCommack High School, The Courant“Wait, like, you totes sound like a Kardashian”2. Meghana Rao, Nelson Gomez and Matt ColozzoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Blood drive ban on gays discriminatory, wrong”3. Nelson Gomez and Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Plan B and FDA decision: what students should know”INFORMATIONAL FEATURE1. Nelson Gomez and Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Plan B and FDA decision: what students should know”2. Margaret ColbertBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Poverty gains prevalence in suburbia”3. Samantha GalinaCommack High School, The Courant“Mirror, Mirror”INVESTIGATIVE/ENTERPRISE REPORTING AWARD1. Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Pearson Publications probed by Pundits and Politicians”2. Kathleen KonfinoCommack High School, The Courant“Watch Your Back: Theft on the Rise”3. Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Race Reality: how society, not biology, created race”MEDIA COLUMN1. Claudi RuizNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“The Wrong Path”2. Nicole LamannaNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Hope For Humanity”NEWS STORY1. Jenna RudolfskyCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Are Exams Way Off Base?”2. Rachel Hoffman, Alanna Levine, and Taylor KangJericho High School, JerECHO“Molly on the rise”3. Catherine DarcyBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Budget cuts force clubs, sports cuts”OPINION- GENERAL1. Melissa HolzbergCommack High School, The Courant“Worth More than a Picture”2. Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Race Reality: How Society, not Biology, Created Race”3. Liz CazanW.T. Clark High School, Vanguard“The Real Problem”OPINION- NATIONAL1. Rachel StearnsShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Crayons, Ovaltine and an AR-15?”2. Jane MurrayShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Embracing Change”3. TJ ButtgereitW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Tagging Liberty”OPINION- POP CULTURE1. Rebecca SpinaCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“A grave face”2. Julie FishbachRoslyn High School, Hilltop Beacon“Role Models in Today’s Society”3. Paige SokoloffSmithtown High School East, The Matador“The Cyrus Saga”OPINION PIECE- SCHOOL1. Navi ArnejaW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Waking Up Asleep”2. Aubri JuhaszOyster Bay High School, The Harbour Voice“Minding Your P’s and Q’s”3. Jessica MillerShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Natural Helpers doing more harm than good”POLITICAL/NATIONAL FEATURE1. Muhammad MuzammalW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Violence in America: An Incurable Disease”2. Matthew WiglerGreat Neck North High School, Guide Post“Wigged Out: Down to the Core of the Common Core”3. Ryan MazzieBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Military an option for those financially strapped”PROFILE1. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Goodbye, gentle giant”2. Christina Panouis and Ciara GallagherNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Ken-ya Make a Change?”3. Tayler BradfordNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“A Girl to Admire and Learn From”Q&A SCHOOL1. Bryan Burrowes, Chris Condon, Nicole Horn and Chris TursellinoEastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School, Shark Bites“A Conversation with Dr. King”2. Arman NasimW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Eureka: The True Story of a Young Scientist”3. Jessica CarusoSmithtown High School East, The Matador“Jaclyn Gallery: East’s Fastest Freshman”REVIEW/CRITICISM1. Navi ArnejaW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“A Force of Expression”2. Samantha CalzoneEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“I Wrote This For You”RELIGION/MULTICULTURAL1. Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Race Reality: How Society, not Biology, Created Race”2. Carolyn RogersShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Peaceful Religion Corrupted for Politics and War”3. Lyla DaleBabylon Jr./Sr. High School, PantherTales.org“Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.”SCHOOL-FEATURE1. Julia HutchinsonBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Students struggle for the high school experience”2. Renjini AntonyNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Running More Than the Classroom”3. Dan WalochaLynbrook High School, Horizon“Nick Kardasis, the Jolly Janitor”Honorable MentionSamantha Peterson Sayville High School, The Current“Mindfulness Battles Stress at Sayville High School”SCHOOL NEWS1. Frankie TomassoLynbrook High School, Horizon“Lynbrook Goes ‘All In’ for Class Night”2. Meg TohillEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“The Reaping: SADD Fighting Grim Decisions”3. Melissa Holzberg and Kathleen KonfinoCommack High School, The Courant“Beat the best, become the best”SCHOOL SPIRIT1. Paige SokoloffSmithtown High School East, The Matador“Attention: Enthusiastic, Fun-Loving Livestock Wanted”2. The Courant Editorial StaffCommack High School, The Courant“School Spirit Back with #Mack”3. Shannon QuinnSouthold High School, Sentinel“A Measure of Spirit”SCHOOL CULTURE REPORTING1. Alanna Levine & Rachel HoffmanJericho High School, JerECHO“Choreo 2014: A Dance to Remember”2. Meghana RaoMassapequa High School, The Chief“Race reality: how society, not biology, created race”3. Collin GiulianiHalf Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird“Football (Anti) Fanatics… The Lack of Support for the HSE Football Team”SCIENCE/HEALTH1. Matthew GillamHalf Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird“Bionic Man Visits HSE”2. Danielle Ajodan and Won JungGreat Neck North High School, Guide Post“The Power of Protein”3. Maggie ColbertBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Keep Calm and Veg On”SOCIAL COMMENTARY – SCHOOL1. Kennedy RoseBellport High School, The Clipper“55 is Unfair”2. Isabella AlessandriniNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“GPA = Giant Pressure to Succeed”3. Stephanie ZelenetzNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“The Syrian Question”SOCIAL COMMENTARY- GENERAL1. Liz CazanW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“The real problem”2. Kelly GranzenShoreham-Wading River, Wildcat Pause“Society’s Short Tolerance for Short Skirts”3. Mary MazzieCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Patronized by my Patrons”SHORT FEATURE1. Ray Epiquin and Savannah Parker-DavisEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“Great Strides Made by Black Americans”2. Emma CohenLynbrook High School, Horizon“The Trouble with Sochi”3. Emma CohenLynbrook High School, Horizon“Coming to School”SERIOUS FEATURE1. Tayler BradfordNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“A Girl to Admire and Learn From”2. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Poverty Makes It Tough to Make Ends Meet on LI”3. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Goodbye Gentle Giant”SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS1. Grace SegersHalf Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird“Tragedy in the Age of Twitter”2. Emma SchwabNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“What’s All the Buzz About?”3. Nicole LamannaNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Forget Diamonds and Dogs. Netflix is your New Best Friend”SPORTS FEATURE1. Matthew RottlerShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Clasen Athletic Star in all Three Seasons”2. Ryan MazzieBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Juiced: High School Athletes Put to the Drug Test”3. Matthew RottlerShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Spring Sports Off to Cold Start”SPORTS- SCHOOL1. Zach PekaleLynbrook High School, Horizon“Mike McTrey”2. Evan SchneiderLynbrook High School, Horizon“Nembach Swims for States”3. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“After Decade, Girls Basketball Reaches Playoffs”SPORTS- NATIONAL1. Nicolette DanzyBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Pros Coming Out, But Student Athletes Remain in Closet”2. Kyle GalinRoslyn High School, Hilltop Beacon“Preview of the Madness of March”3. Katie CresserMassapequa High School, The Chief“Islanders and Rangers – Keep your Enemies Close”STORYTELLING1. Arman NasimW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“It’s Kind of a Funny Story…”2. Larry BurnhamEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“Looking Back”3. Althea MignoneSouthold Jr./Sr. High School, The Sentinel“Christmas Break”STUDENT ISSUES1. Gabriel AjzenmanLynbrook High School, Horizon“Parent Portal Paranoia”2. Claudia RuizNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Unnecessary Requirements”3. Kayla GonzalezGreat Neck North High School, Guide Post“Gym? GPA”STUDENT PROFILE1. Katrinia LastraBellport High School, The Clipper“Soccer Star, Cow Lover, and ‘Queen of the Orchestra’”2. Arman NasimW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Eureka: The Story of a Young Scientist”3. Danielle AjodanGreat Neck North High School, Guide Post“Athlete Spotlight- Josh Namigohar”TECHNOLOGY1. Daniel StahlSouthold Jr./Sr. High School, The Sentinel“Tech Squad”2. Jeff HorowitzMassapequa High School, The Chief“Hybrids, Electric Cars Fail to Fully Fix Environmental Drawbacks”3. Siddesh RameshW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Hyperloop”TRAVEL1. Stephanie Moreno, Ganesh Ravichandran and Erin-Marie DeytquiezW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Around the World in 21 Days”2. Jamie AranoffNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“Place That You May Not Know Exist, But That You Should”3. Kevin J. McCannNorth Shore High School, The Viking View“North Shore Abroad” VIDEO AWARDS ONLINE AWARDS NEWSPAPER DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION & HEADLINECARTOON1. Nicholas DahillEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“The Reaping: SADD Facing Grim Decisions”2. Priyanka AlguNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Red Ink for Red Skins”3. Casey LeachBellport High School, The Clipper“Snowman Crossing”CARTOON – ENTERTAINMENT1. Nicholas ColonnaBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Applause Versus Roar”CARTOON – POLITICAL1. Fabio RiveraW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“The Debate”2. Hayley ZirkelW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Sanctions”3. Jack BurkeShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Media Programs Young Minds to Unrealistic Standards”CARTOON/SCHOOL ILLUSTRATION1. Nicole CaicoEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“Stress Decay”2. Priyanka AlguNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“How to Shape a Well-Rounded Student”3. Jenna KaminskyLynbrook High School, Horizon“Lynbrook’s Lethargic Learners”COMIC STRIP1. Julia WolniewiczEastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School, Shark Bites“Comics”2. Alanna PetroneOyster Bay High School, Harbour Voice“Solar Academy”FEATURE DESIGN1. Haley ZirkelW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“5 Pointz”2. Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Catch-A-Wave”3. Tiffany Heravi and Ariella JahaveriGreat Neck North High School, Guide Post“Oreos Anonymous – The Unexpected Addiction”LAYOUT – SINGLE PAGE1. Libby Berman, Irma Purisic and Elisabeth DicarmineLynbrook High School, Horizon“Spirit Week 2013”2. Maxx VogelsbergEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“EInstyle”3. Rebecca SpinaCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Headed In”LAYOUT/SECTION1. Siddesh RameshW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Features, Issue 2”2. Daniella Weinstein and Ludia OchRoslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon“Magazine”3. Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Oliver!”LAYOUT/FRONT COVER1. Arman NasimW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“February 2014”2. The Chief Editorial StaffMassapequa High School, The Chief“June 2013”3. Gretchen WalterSouthold Jr./Sr. High School, The Sentinel“Summer 2013”LAYOUT/OVERALL1. Maroon Echo Editorial StaffBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“NOV. 2013”2. Siddesh RameshW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Issue II”3. StaffShoreham/Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“NOV. 2013”NEWS HEADLINE1. Brandan LawrenceMassapequa High School, The Chief“Jones Beach Treading Water in Sandy Recovery Efforts”2. Jessica GraffMassapequa High School, The Chief“Nicole Heneveld: life’s her stage and she’s directing”3. Meghana Rao and Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Social NOT-working: the Facebook Dilemma”NEWS ILLUSTRATION1. Binita ShahW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Clubs at Clarke”2. Anne Flamio and Nick DahillEast Islip High School, The Broadcaster“Keepin’ it Real, Keepin’ it Green”3. Julianna GortakowskiBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Computer Science”ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION1. Kenneth Lau, Kelly Louie, and April TodaroW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Summer Movie Preview”2. Nicholas ColonnaBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Java Jolt!”3. Joelle BenigoShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Christmas Cheer or Family Feud?”PHOTO ESSAY1. Marcus CroteauSouthold Jr./Sr. High School, The Sentinel“The 39 Steps”2. Sidesh RameshW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Senior Dinner”3. Rachel Hirschheimer and Alexis CorbinJericho High School, JerECHO“A Look at Live News”PHOTOGRAPHY – SERIES1. Kalleigh ReganMassapequa High School, The Chief“Oliver!”2. James Treadwell, Eamonn Lennon, Marvin PakNew Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot“Homecoming”3. Alanna Levine, Taylor Kang, and Ben KronengoldJericho High School, JerECHO“Humans of Jericho”SINGLE PAGE LAYOUT1. Giavanna Verdi and Tom KirbyShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Ice Cream Review”2. Kelly Granzen and Christina WilsonShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Media Programs Young Minds to Unrealistic Standards”SINGLE PHOTO1. Rachel ShusterHalf Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup“’Tis the Season to Give Back”2. Carolyn RogersShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“SWR Students Fail the Fight of Toxic Senioritis”3. Skyler KesslerLynbrook High School, Horizon“PowerSchool Parent Portal Paranoia”GRAPHIC ART1. Brandon LawrenceMassapequa High School, The Chief“Race Composite”2. Kyle BrownShoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause“Prom is the Bomb”3. Kalleigh Regan, Nelson GomezMassapequa High School, The Chief“Oliver!”SPORTS PHOTO1. Landon CooperCalhoun High School, Hoofbeats“The Unstoppable Sharks”2. Skyler KesslerLynbrook High School, Horizon“Grossi at LAX Day”3. Sahib KalraW.T. Clarke High School, Vanguard“Champions Once Again”NEWSPAPER SPECIAL SECTIONS AWARDARTS & ENTERTAINMENT1. Corinne SchmidtBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“My Generation” STORY OF THE YEARFIRST PLACE. Nelson Gomez – Massapequa High School, The Chief“Pearson Publications Probed by Pundits and Professors”SECOND PLACE. Melissa Holzberg – Commack High School, The Courant“Wait, Like, You Totes Sound Like A Kardashian”THIRD PLACE. Jenna Rudolfsky – Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats“Are Exams Way Off Base?”STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEARFIRST PLACE (FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW). Brianne Garrett – Bay Shore High School, Maroon EchoSECOND PLACE. Rebecca Spina – Calhoun High School, HoofbeatsTHIRD PLACE. Renjini Antony – New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The ChariotHONORABLE MENTION. Melissa Holzberg, Commack High School, The Courant VIDEO – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT1. Max Wathins, Ryan Cortazzo, Sarah LaneCommack High School, Public Service Announcement“Pay It Forward PSA”2. Brianne GarrettBay Shore High School, BSHS News/Maroon Echo“Roar- An Incusionary Video”VIDEO – NEWS STORY1. Kristen HansenHauppauge High School, Eagle Watch News Program“News Package Life Skills”2. Kristen HansenHauppauge High School, Eagle Watch News Program“St. Baldrick’s News Package”3. Madison Flotteron, Sharon Ahmed, Julia HutchinsonBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Homecoming Week”VIDEO – FEATURE STORY1. Giulia Milana and Marti Rose ShankerJericho High School, JerECHO“Making a Difference: One Tweet at a Time”2. Nandini Bissoon, Danielle Flynn & Alexis GallardoBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Phantom of the Opera”3. Madison Flotteron, Sharon Ahmed & Julia HutchinsonBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Promposal”VIDEO – SPORTS1. Billy FrielingsdorfHauppauge High School, Eagle Watch“Gymnastics News Story”2. Ryan Mazze and Imani MasheeBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“Bleacher Creatures”VIDEO – ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT1. Andrea Paredes, Nicole Nunez & Tara O’DonovanBay Shore High School, Maroon Echo“The Fault in Our Stars”2. Gianna BarberiaHalf Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup“AASO: Spreading Awareness of History and Culture” Congratulations to all!last_img read more

COVID-19: Govt urges Muslims not to hold ‘bukber’ during Ramadan

first_img“Tarawih should be performed at home, while Nuzulul Quran [the revelation day of the Quran] commemoration will be scrapped during this year’s Ramadan, as well as tadarus activities at mosques,” he said during a press briefing on Friday.He added that practicing Ramadan traditions from home would not reduce the value of worship, as the country was in a state of emergency. “God will understand,” Kamaruddin went on to say.Read also: Idul Fitri collective leave moved to December due to COVID-19The ministry issued on Monday a circular containing prayer and worship guidelines for Muslims during this year’s Ramadan. The Religious Affairs Ministry has urged Indonesian Muslims not to hold bukber, short for buka puasa bersama (breaking-of-the-fast gathering) activities during the upcoming Ramadan, as COVID-19 has spread to every province across the country.The ministry also urged Muslims to do tarawih (Ramadan night prayers) and tadarus (Quran recital) at home.Kamaruddin Amin, the ministry’s director general of Muslim community guidance, said he hoped people would obey the call. Aside from advising people not to participate in bukber, the ministry also called on people not to hold sahur (predawn meals) gatherings in the street. It also urged people not to perform itikaf (seclusion in a mosque).Idul Fitri prayers, which are usually performed in a congregation, have also be prohibited, with a corresponding fatwa to be issued by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).The ministry also advised Muslims to hold halal bi halal (post-Ramadan gatherings) through video conference or social media platforms.Indonesian health authorities had recorded at least 3,512 confirmed cases in all 34 provinces across the country as of Friday, with 306 deaths.Topics :last_img read more

South Korea’s Jan LNG imports down 7 percent

first_imgLNG World News Staff For illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Kogas)South Korea, the world’s third buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), received 3.83 million tonnes of the chilled fuel in January, a drop of 7.1 percent year-on-year.Qatar, the world’s top LNG producer, remained the dominant source of South Korean imports with 1.17 million tonnes of the fuel imported from Qatar last month, down 28 percent on year.Australia was the second-largest LNG supplier to Korea in January with 778,120 mt, followed by the USA with 721,253 mt and Oman that supplied 490,706 mt.The remaining volumes imported into South Korea last month were sourced from Oman, Russia, Indonesia, and Peru.The customs data also shows that South Korea paid an average of $11.27 per million British thermal units for LNG last month. This compares to $8.73 per mmBtu in January 2018.last_img read more

Impressed Dinagyang guests seek local collaboration

first_imgBusiness process outsourcing companyOptum plans to open a branch here that can give employment to 1,500Ilonggos.  “Some day traffic congestion in ourever developing city could become a serious problem that is why requestedassistance from the Public Private Partnership Center when the city governmentsits down with developers and investors on rapid mass transit. We should learnlessons from Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and to certain extent Davao,” saidTreñas./PN Executives of transport companyMegawide wants to partner with the city government for a bus rapid transit,Treñas also revealed. “They saw Iloilo City’s economy andthey were impressed,” he said. Officials from the United StatesAgency for International Development indicated interest to introduce severaldevelopment programs here.center_img Dinagyang Festival has a new champion – Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School. It bested seven other contingents in yesterday’s “Dinagyang 360°” ati tribes competition to take home a cool P1 million cash prize. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN These are just some of the plans ofsome guests that the city government invited to witness the recent DinagyangFestival, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. ILOILO City – The ambassador of theCzech Republic plans to bringing musicians from his country to join this city’sfirst Summer Art Festival this year.last_img read more

December 18, 2018 Police Blotter

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Statistics show how Klopp’s ‘heavy metal’ Liverpool hit the right notes

first_imgLiverpool are on the cusp of winning their first-ever English Premier League trophy and their stellar run has highlighted their transformation.It is a story of how manager Juergen Klopp transformed a club struggling to mount consistent title challenges into one of the best teams in the world. With 27 wins and 82 points under their belt after only one defeat all season, red-hot Liverpool have set a record-breaking pace to leave teams behind them in their wake.They are now six points shy of ending a 30-year wait for the top-flight title.Compared to Klopp’s predecessor, Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool have vastly improved at both ends of the pitch: creating more chances, converting chances more effectively and conceding fewer shots on goal.In 173 matches after adopting Klopp’s aggressive “heavy metal” approach, Liverpool have scored 2.15 goals per game compared to 1.9 under Rodgers.Their shot conversion rate has also gone up from 11.09 per cent to 13.24 per cent, according to Gracenote data. “Liverpool have improved the quality of their chances under Klopp’s leadership,” said Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at Gracenote.During the 2015/2016 season in which Klopp took over, the average chance of a Liverpool goal attempt going in was 9.5 per cent, according to Gracenote’s statistical modelling.This season, that critical number sits at 12.8 per cent.Much of that is down to Klopp’s lethal front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.They scored 38 goals and grabbed 20 assists to push Liverpool a whopping 22 points clear at the top. Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold has redefined the role of a full-back with 12 assists – second only to Manchester City’s playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who has 16.In defence, Liverpool now concede 8.26 shots per match compared to 10.7 under Rodgers.The drastic improvement is largely due to the club record 75 million pound (92.85 million pounds) signing of centre-back Virgil van Dijk in 2018.In 83 games since the Dutchman’s arrival at Anfield, Liverpool have lost only five times and conceded 56 goals.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel This is compared to 24 defeats and 100 goals conceded in the same period prior to the club securing his services.“Since his debut in January 2018, the club have almost cut the number of goals they concede by half and have taken a third more points in comparison to the same number of matches prior to his arrival,” Gleave added.As things stand, the European champions are on course to eclipse league records for most points in a season (100), most points at home (55) and most wins (32).Reuters/NAN.Tags: English Premier LeagueJurgen KloppLiverpoolTransformationlast_img read more

WBB : Tyson-Thomas serves as catalyst for Syracuse’s early-season success

first_img Published on November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Kayla Alexander missed an easy layup on the right block early in the first half against Lafayette on Nov. 19. The ball fell back off the rim past Alexander, where Carmen Tyson-Thomas’s outstretched right hand got a piece of the ball to tip it in from right of the hoop.The follow by the SU guard demonstrated the athletic ability and instincts on the court that have made her one of the team’s top playmakers early this season.‘I have a nose for the ball. I like to locate the ball,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘So I mean whether I’m boxed out or whether I’m supposed to be boxing out, I’m going after the ball at all times. And I just happened to always know where the ball is, and I’m in the same area.’Tyson-Thomas has solidified her place in the starting lineup through five games this year after coming off the bench in all but one of Syracuse’s 35 games last season. The junior has gone from being the team’s spark plug to leading its new up-tempo style of play. In her increased role, Tyson-Thomas set a career high with 21 points against Lafayette and then topped that total three nights later with 23 against Buffalo.The Philadelphia native will look to continue her strong start to the season when Syracuse (5-0) plays Boise State (4-2) at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Boise, Idaho.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyson-Thomas is currently second on the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game and tied for third in rebounding with 7.8 per game — increases from her scoring average of 8.6 and rebounding average of 6.7 as a sophomore.On the season, the guard has played with a fearless attitude, taking 65 shots — the most of any Syracuse player. She has connected on 40 percent of her shots overall, including 6-of-22 from 3-point range. That improved shooting ability coupled with her ability to make plays on the glass has made her a dynamic threat for the Orange.‘Me, Carmen and Iasia, we can all be forwards, we can also play wings,’ SU guard Elashier Hall said. ‘So I think that’s good, and it shows our versatility.’That knack for rebounding is something Tyson-Thomas has had since she was in high school. She grabbed 1,052 boards in her career at Conwell-Egan Catholic (Pa.) High School, averaging 11.2 rebounds in four years there.And she continued to excel on the glass when she arrived at Syracuse. Last season, she finished third on the team in rebounding despite playing just 23.9 minutes per game. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said she has picked up right where she left off, causing problems for opponents on the offensive end.‘Last year, she was an awesome rebounder for us, and obviously she has continued on the same trend,’ Hillsman said. ‘She’s a tough box-out on the weakside of the floor, so when you can get her into space and where she can really crash the boards and a running start, you’re going to have a hard time keeping her off the glass.’Tyson-Thomas said she is a ‘leaper’ and considers her jumping ability to be her biggest asset as a rebounder. She has worked on her vertical leap by doing hurdles, lunges and squats during workouts.And she also does 100 calf raises every night before she goes to bed.‘I do calf raises and people think I’m a little neurotic when it comes to that,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘But I value my calves and I like to get up, I like to have some bounce.’It’s a ritual Tyson-Thomas said she first started when she was 12 years old. She first learned about the advantages of calf raises when she was 10, when a friend told her she should do the exercise every night.Tyson-Thomas said her friend was 12 at the time and was able to grab the rim, so she started doing them, too.‘He was grabbing the rim, so when I got to 12, I was grabbing the rim also,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘So ever since then, I never let it go. I do calf raises every night, and I keep my bounce, and I grab offensive rebounds, and I’m everywhere on the floor.’Those calf raises that turned her into a dominant rebounder in high school have remained a part of her routine at SU. And that rebounding ability has remained Tyson-Thomas’ calling card at Syracuse.‘It’s a knack. I have a real good knack for rebounding the ball,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘That’s something I like to do.’rjgery@syr.edu  Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more