Milwaukee Bucks to boycott Game 5 over Jacob Blake shooting: Report

first_imgAugust 26, 2020 /Sports News – National Milwaukee Bucks to boycott Game 5 over Jacob Blake shooting: Report FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Yuliia ZatulaBY: MARK OSBORNE(MILWAUKEE) — The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic over the shooting over Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Blake was shot seven times and is paralyzed after being shot by police. The shooting has caused violent protests in Kenosha the last few nights.The Bucks lead the series 3-1, and were scheduled to play Game 5 at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.Milwaukee is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference in the NBA playoffs. They lost Game 1, but have won three straight games. The team features Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA MVP, who was named defensive player of the year on Wednesday.Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tweeted “WE DEMAND CHANGE! SALUTE @Bucks” in response to the shooting.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Nessun grazie

first_imgUn iversity of Milan, Italy An Italian student was given the cold shoulder last month after hitchhiking 1,250 miles to see the Swedish girl he fell in love with on his gap year in America. After going missing for three weeks, he was picked up by police at a service station only 110 miles from his destination. But after the girl’s father agreed to pick him up, he found himself being driven straight to the airport – as his Swedish girlfriend had decided he was nothing more than a forgotten holiday romance.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img

Wanted: Brasenose JCR Committee

first_imgBrasenose college JCR received no nominations for Executive positions in the run up to its annual elections.There were no applicants for the positions of JCR President, Vice President and Treasurer for 2011 by the deadline at midnight this Monday.Returning Officer Rebecca Hill, who is organising this year’s JCR elections, said that she had been “surprised by the lack of enthusiasm” and that it was “unusual”.JCR President Paul Gladwell agreed, “Having no nominations was disappointing, but I think it reflects that people are apprehensive about taking on such a time commitment. Also, people often just don’t want to run and lose.”The news has caused concerns about the fate of the JCR among some Brasenose students, and one second year student suggested the lack of applicants was the result of negative student opinion about the JCR.He said, “As the Cashmore affair proved, the JCR is toothless and that maybe a reason why people are not running.“It’s a shame that no one put themselves forward originally and any one that does the job probably does not want to do it out of conviction. This is not what we want from our JCR.” However, Gladwell dismissed the comments, saying that this is “a ridiculous idea that devalues both the good relations between the JCR and the SCR and college staff and the respectful and casual student atmosphere at Brasenose.”The application deadline was extended to Wednesday night and Gladwell confirmed that there have now been multiple applicants for each position.He said, “What is good is that we now have some solid candidates who are keen to build on what the JCR has already achieved.”last_img read more

Merton freshers forced to relocate following gas leak

first_imgMerton College was forced to evacuate students from some of their first year accommodation on Thursday night, as a result of a gas leak. Merton College’s Warden, Sir Martin Taylor, was also required to temporarily relocate.Some students were later able to move back into their rooms, although the College decided to move students from one house into other rooms for the night. These students were housed in other college-owned properties or, according to the manager, in the nearby Eastgate Hotel. The Warden was the last person to return to residence, after being given the all clear at about 4:30 on Friday.The gas leak was reportedly detected early on Thursday, but the seriousness of the situation was not realised until later on.Merton College told Cherwell, “We understand that the Eastgate Hotel reported the smell of gas to the National Grid; this had also been noticed by the Warden and housekeeping staff.“Engineers attended and under their instructions we evacuated Nos. 20, 21, and 22 Merton Street, and the Warden’s Lodgings. Residents were initially allowed to return to these buildings, but after a further build-up of gas we were instructed to re-evacuate these properties; temporary accommodation was provided in vacant rooms within the college.“We believe that some University College properties were also evacuated.”Merton Modern Languages fresher Olivia Williams told Cherwell, “There was a gas leak – I’m pretty sure it was a burst pipe because they had to dig up the road to fix it.“The smell of gas was taken gradually more seriously as the afternoon progressed. First there were tiny signs warning people not to smoke, and then a few hours later a whole fleet of gas vans turned up.“The Warden spent the night in the new 750th anniversary room.”Porter Tony Richardson explained that, “the gas vans turned up, they went up and down the street with their sniffers and determined there was a leak”.The SGN gas network later confirmed that the gas leak had been fixed, but that Merton Street would be closed until Sunday whilst repairs were undertaken.It is understood that a new gas main is scheduled to be laid in next summer. Merton College added,” The management of the situation by the engineers in attendance, and their communication with us, was excellent throughout.”A Mertonian fresher told Cherwell, “It was potentially a bit of a pain, but at least I’ve got an excuse to turn next week’s essay in late now”.last_img read more

O.C. Police Help Sponsor Crash Demonstration on Saturday

first_imgThe Ocean City Police Department, New Jersey State Police and Upper Township Fire and Rescue are sponsoring a crash demonstration at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 12) at Amanda’s Field on Route 50 in Petersburg.The event gives the public a chance to see police, fire and EMS personnel in action, and it will include the use of jaws-of-life equipment.The demo will include free food. Two beach cruiser bicycles and three Google Tablets will be given away (must be present to win).last_img

140 expected at students’ event

first_imgAround 140 attendees are expected at the 76th National Federation of Bakery Students Societies and the Institute of Bread Bakers Alliance annual conference in Southport this Bank Holiday weekend. The event, which runs from April 28 to 30, will include a student competition for bread and confectionery, with 131 entries expected. The Alliance will also hold its AGM at the conference, which has been sponsored by bakery supplier California Raisins. Social activities will include a banquet and a musicals-themed fancy dress buffet. Paul Morrow, MD of ingredients company Bakels, will take over the presidency from David Tomlinson at the conference, and Simon Solway of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients becomes president elect.last_img

Umphrey’s McGee Details UMBowl With Exciting New Video Release

first_imgFor fans of Umphrey’s McGee, little else compares to the legendary status of UMBowl. The two-day event is set to take place on May 6th and 7th at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, including a “four-quarter” format for night one with four unique sets of music.The new video, released by Umphrey’s, showcases last year’s four quarters: Raw Stewage, All Request, Stew Art, and Choose Your Own Adventure, with each featuring spontaneous improvisation and fan interaction throughout. This year’s quarters have yet to be revealed.Enjoy the footage below:Umphrey’s McGee kicks off their West Coast tour on Thursday, March 10th, at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID!last_img

Donald Glover Announces Childish Gambino Tour With Vince Staples

first_imgR&B and hip-hop artist Childish Gambino will embark on a tour with rapper Vince Staples this October. Known to most as Donald Glover, Childish Gambino’s newly-announced dates will take place after his 13-date September run with rap duo Rae Sremmurd.Much like his September dates, the October shows will take place at a variety of arenas, marking another sign of Glover’s growing popularity since the release of his Grammy-winning 2016 album Awaken, My Love!. The run will also find him sharing the stage with Staples, who collaborated with him on the 2015 track “Waiting for My Moment” from the Creed soundtrack.Recent years have been very kind to Glover, who has positioned himself as something of a Renaissance man. In addition to recording and touring under the Childish Gambino moniker, Glover created,, writes, produces, and stars in the critically-acclaimed FX series Atlanta, which just launched its second season in March. He’s also slated to play the part of a young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story.Pre-sale for Childish Gambino’s dates with Vince Staples will go on sale Tuesday, May 1st.Childish Gambino ft. Jhene Aiko & Vince Staples – “Waiting For My Moment” Childish Gambino Tour Dates:September 6 Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena $September 8 Chicago, IL – United Center $September 10 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre $September 12 Boston, MA – TD Garden $September 14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden $September 15 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden $September 18 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center $September 19 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena $September 22 Houston, TX – Toyota Center $September 23 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center $September 26 Inglewood, CA – The Forum $September 27 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena $September 29 Seattle, WA – KeyArena $September 30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena $October 2 San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose ^October 3 Inglewood, CA – The Forum ^October 5 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena ^October 9 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center ^October 12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena ^$ with Rae Sremmurd  ^ with Vince StaplesView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Amid the gold rush

first_imgHarvard Olympians are making headway in the 2012 London Olympic Games. While a current student, British basketballer Temi Fagbenle ’15, and her Great Britain team left the Olympics without a win, there’s a bright side: Fagbenle returns to Harvard this fall to begin playing for the Crimson.Temi Fagbenle ’15 is on the women’s basketball team. Photo courtesy of Harvard AthleticsHowever, Harvard alumni have been successful, garnering gold, silver, and bronze medals in the games.After charging past Australia in a six-second victory in the women’s eight earlier last week, Caryn Davies ’05 and Esther Lofgren ’09 of Team USA advanced to the finals on Aug. 2, nabbing gold medals with a time of 6:10.59. Team USA remains unbeaten in six years in the women’s eight, and surpassed Canada and the Netherlands for the top spot.The ladies join Malcolm Howard ’05 (Canada), who won a silver medal on Aug. 1 after competing in the men’s eight. Meanwhile, in the men’s four, Henrik Rummel ’09 (USA) and his team secured the bronze medal on Aug. 4 with a time of 6:07.20.Samyr Lane ’06 (Haiti) placed 11th in the men’s triple jump finals yesterday, and swimmer Alex Meyer ’10 (USA) placed 10th in the men’s 10K marathon on Aug. 10.View a complete list of Harvard athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games, or consult the full schedule for when to tune in to watch Harvard athletes.Stay updatedLondon Calling: Harvard at the 2012 OlympicsCrimson could turn to gold for nine alumni and student athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.London OlympicsOfficial London website, complete with schedules, results, news, and photos.Harvard OlympiansHarvard Athletics’ GoCrimson website offers a look back, with updates.last_img read more

PEMCo performs “Into the Woods”

first_imgTags: cinderella, into the woods, little red riding hood, pasquerilla east music company, PEMCo, Washington Hall Pasquerilla East Music Company’s (PEMCo) production of “Into the Woods” will begin performances Thursday night on Washington Hall’s main stage.Actor Chris Siemann said the musical’s plot is a “mash-up” of fairy tales.“It’s Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel all thrown into the same story,” Siemann said.Auditions for the cast were held at the beginning of the semester and rehearsals began in September, for several nights a week, Siemann said.“On average, for each of us, it was maybe one to three hours a night,” he said. “Some nights I wasn’t even called, but other nights I was there for four hours.”Siemann said he plays the role of the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, as well as Cinderella’s prince.“The parts were meant to be double cast, for symbolic reasons,” he said. “The wolf interacts with Little Red Riding Hood, and that story plays out the way you think it would. Then I have to kind of quick change into the Cinderella’s Prince — without spoiling too much, he’s exactly who you think he’s going to be. The characters are similar; they have a very similar mindset of instinct, and getting what [they] want.”“Into the Woods” is a unique show because it has a large cast but no chorus, Siemann said.“There are seventeen people and they’re all unique characters, and we all have our own moment, so to speak, on the stage,” Siemann said. “It’s really cool that we get to develop these characters. When you’re in a chorus, you can still develop your character, but you don’t have as much to work with. So it’s really cool that we’re all on even playing ground.”The production is entirely student-run, which creates a unique experience for all the members of PEMCo, he said.“Everyone understands everyone else’s commitments, we’re all doing school, we all have other things that we’re involved in,” he said. “It makes you feel really proud of something, that we’re working as one unit.”Producer and senior Emma Kusters said she began preparations for the production last semester, along with fellow producer and senior Shannon Kirk.“We started last spring, when we reviewed director applications and selected a director for the show, and we picked what show we were going to do,” Kusters said. “Over the summer we were e-mailing, designing set and costumes, and then we had auditions the second week of school.“A large part of my time this summer was revamping the PEMCo website,” Kusters said. “I’ve really been trying to make the information about PEMCo more accessible, so that we can reach students who aren’t already in the PEMCo fold, so we can be pulling in new talent, so that everyone feels welcome to participate and audition in whatever capacity they can.”Kusters said the producers considered several factors in choosing PEMCo’s fall show.“Part of the consideration is always budget,” Kusters said. “We took a pretty big risk this year because usually our fall show is a smaller-scale show. Last year there were only four actors in the show, and the year before that there were seven.“This year we have a seventeen-person cast, and we actually ended up spending even more money on this show than we did on ‘Legally Blonde’ last year, which was our big show last year,” she said.The producers also looked for a show that would appeal to the student body, Kusters said.“Into the Woods’ is all these fairy tales coming together in a sort of fantastical way, in a way that’s also very relevant to the human experience and everyone here,” she said.Kusters said the show has a variety of stunts and visual effects, as well as an elaborate set.“Everyone in the cast has to pitch in to make the set; it was a really a group effort,” she said. “I think this is the best set PEMCo has had in a while.”“Into the Woods” premieres Thursday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m., in Washington Hall. Performances also running November 7th at 7:30 p.m., and November 8th at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for non-students.last_img read more