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Pittsburgh to Host the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts

first_img March 19, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA — The 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts will be held September 27 in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Executive Director Karl Blischke announced today.The public is invited to submit nominations by April 8 via arts.pa.gov. The 2019 award recipients will be announced this summer. The awards ceremony was last held in Pittsburgh in 1997.“We are thrilled to be bringing the Governor’s Awards to Pittsburgh,” said Blischke. “Our commonwealth’s arts and cultural legacy is rich with Pittsburgh artists, performers, writers and institutions. What’s more, the city’s renaissance and thriving arts and cultural community are quintessential illustrations of how the creative industries play a pivotal role in a community’s vitality and livability.”The awards recognize artistic accomplishment in four award categories: Distinguished Arts, Artist of the Year (the Hazlett Memorial Award), Creative Industries and Arts Leadership and Service.The Governor’s Awards for the Arts originated in 1980. Since 1996, the ceremony has been held in a different city across the commonwealth each year, allowing multiple regions of the state to share in this celebration of the arts and showcase their unique cultural assets.Past recipients of the Distinguished Arts Award include Marian Anderson, Andrew Wyeth, James Michener, Jennifer Higdon, Fred Rogers, M. Night Shyamalan, Marilyn Horne, Lang Lang, August Wilson, Rob Marshall, Jeff Koons, and Michael Keaton. There have been more than 180 honorees to date.The Governor’s Awards for the Arts are administered by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency under the Office of the Governor. Private contributions support the ceremony, reception, award objects, and related expenses. The Council’s mission is to strengthen the cultural, educational and economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s communities through the arts.center_img Pittsburgh to Host the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Artslast_img read more

Property price gap narrowing

first_imgANZ head of economics said the property price gap between Sydney and Brisbane was narrowing. Image: Hollie Adams.One of Australia’s big four banks has predicted Sydney property prices will become “relatively” less expensive than those in Brisbane within the next few years.RELATED: Home loan scrutiny set to ease: ANZANZ head of Australian Economics David Plank’s comments came at the Property Council’s outlook lunch on February 8, when he said the gap between affordability of Brisbane and Sydney would narrow over the next few years.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNerida’s property market update – January 201901:55“Sydney prices are falling whereas Brisbane’s are pretty stable,” he said.“We’re in the midst of a cycle now that’s going to be reasonably severe in Sydney and Melbourne anyway in terms of prices.”Social demographer Bernard Salt said when it came to the general cost of living it was plausible to predict there would be “parts of Brisbane” that would become less affordable than “parts of Sydney”.Bernard Salt speaking at Future SEQ Luncheon at Royal International Convention Centre last year. IMAGE: Claudia Baxter“The inner city area from Fortitude Valley to Woolloongabba to West End to Milton … in the past … would certainly offer a very high quality of life,” Mr Salt said.“And in many respects, is better than the equivalent areas of Sydney, which are congested and outrageously expensive.”But in terms of a general proposition, Mr Salt said Sydney would continue to be Australia’s biggest city.“The headquarters of most Australian businesses and overseas businesses tend to be located in Sydney,” he said.“The wages tend to be higher in Sydney and … as long as that dominance is maintained overall, I think the average for Sydney will be higher then the average for Brisbane.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoHe said while the gap was narrowing, there was still a long way to go.“If you live in Surry Hills or Paddington in Sydney you’re got within half an hour the best paying jobs in Australia,” he said.“Living in New Farm, or living in West End, you can live a very sophisticated, cosmopolitan, global lifestyle.”Some inner Brisbane suburbs, including West End, offer a sophisticated, cosmopolitan global lifestyle.Mr Plank said while it was unlikely the “absolute level” of Sydney housing would be more affordable than Brisbane, the boost in interstate migration was changing things.“A few years ago when Queensland started to come out of its downturn and had very strong employment growth we started to see interstate migration turn around and I think that will continue,” he said.“Sydney is going to get a loss less expensive relative to Brisbane over the next few years … but it’s still going to remain relatively elevated.”“The bottom line here is that over the next 25 years Brisbane’s population is going to double … it means that demand for all sorts of property is essentially going to double over the next 25 years.”MORE: Dude sells home of ‘rude’ nudePaddington market remains strongMr Salt said southeast Queensland was set for an extraordinary boom delivered by Baby Boomers selling out of their multimillion-dollar properties.“(They will be) buying a better property than they had and using the balance to top up their super, or to live a particular lifestyle,” he said.“There’s five million Baby Boomers, now aged between 55 and 70, the mid point is 63/64, so you could argue that the next five years really is going to be a golden era for retirees, interstate migrants moving north.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to lose money investing01:53last_img read more

Milestone for Seabrook and Hampton Dredging Plan

first_imgSenators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan came to the Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative in Seabrook, NH, last week to announce that federal funding had been secured for the dredging of Seabrook/Hampton Harbor. This project will be undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who had received preliminary funding and have been in the engineering phase of the project.The Seabrook Board of Selectmen were on hand, as well as Seabrook Harbor Master Mike Pike, Police Chief Brett Walker, Fire Chief William Edwards, Emergency Manager Joseph Titone, as well as Ed O’Donnell and Coral Siligato from the Army Corps.The Seabrook Board of Selectmen (Chair Ella Brown, Vice Chair Aboul Khan, and Board Clerk Theresa Kyle) have made support of this project a top priority, setting a Town policy of full support for the funding, as well as instructing management to work closely with the Army Corps on the logistics of the project.“The Army Corps have been a tremendous partner on this project, moving as quickly as they can to get the work started. This project is vital to the commercial fishing industry on the seacoast, as well as other commercial boating and charter operations,” the Town said in its announcement.last_img read more

Area Boys Soccer Sectional Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Boys Soccer Sectional Scores.Tuesday  (10-6)Class 1A @ Shawe Memorial.Shawe Memorial  7     Austin  0last_img

Juvenile suspect held in Greensburg church fire

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A juvenile suspect has been detained in connection with a suspected arson at a Greensburg church.Emergency workers believe a fire was set in the Greensburg United Methodist Church late Sunday or early Monday, May 13. Surveillance footage shows a suspect entering the church via the Broadway Street door, enter the rear hall and walk around in the sanctuary. The suspect is seen getting an accelerant from a desk, setting a fire and leaving the building.The 15-year-old suspect is being detained while church members offer forgiveness.last_img read more

Davies hoping to end ‘mini-slump’

first_img But a win over Mark Hughes’ Potters would be a timely boost ahead of the international break and halt what left-back Davies described as a “mini-slump”. The Wales international said: “We have not had much of a look at Stoke yet as we had the game in Russia to think about, but we will now fully concentrate on working to our strengths and the way we can beat them. “It’s been a hard week for us so it would be nice to finish it with three points on Sunday. “It’s an important game because it gives us a chance to get out of the mini-slump we are in and get the fans back on side. “But every team will go through a difficult run this season, everybody is desperate for that win, but no-one is at the stage where they are panicking.” The manner of Steven Caulker’s winner for Cardiff last Sunday again highlighted Swansea’s occasional fragility from set-pieces, and left captain Ashley Williams fuming. Stoke are likely to provide a similarly stern test in that facet of the game, but Davies believes there has been a significant improvement in how Swansea defend such situations. “Everyone knows how good Stoke are at set-pieces,” he said. “But we have only conceded one goal from set-pieces so far this season and that was a simple case of someone getting a run on their man and winning the header. “We have looked pretty comfortable I think, it is something we need to keep going on Sunday and make sure we don’t give them any chances. “Having said that, we can’t kid ourselves and say there has not been a problem over the last year and probably our one-on-one defending has not been strong enough. “Our coaches are working us as hard as we can to sort it out and, if someone does score, make sure it is a proper fight for them.” Facing Stoke at the Liberty Stadium brings back fond memories for Davies as the 20-year-old scored his first senior goal in last season’s fixture. While not predicting a repeat on Sunday, the full-back, who played 90 minutes on his return from an ankle problem in Russia, is keen to chip in with his share of goals and make the most of his forays forward. “I have some nice memories of that game, it was pretty clear what the goal meant to me. So I am looking forward to it, and hopefully maybe I can grab another one,” he said. “It’s something I would like to add to my game and hopefully get a few more this season. Obviously it’s not necessarily my job to do that but if I can chip in with a few it helps.” Press Association Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Kuban Krasnodar in the Europa League, which saw the Russian club grab a stoppage-time equaliser against the Swans for a second time in a fortnight, means Swansea have won just two of their last nine games in all competitions. Ibrahima Balde’s strike was particularly galling as it prevented the Welsh club nailing down a place in the last 32 of the tournament, and came just days after the crushing disappointment of the south Wales derby defeat at Cardiff. Ben Davies hopes Swansea can put an end to their difficult recent run with victory over Stoke on Sunday.last_img read more

Spurs keen on quick Vertonghen return

first_imgTottenham will use blood-spinning technique PRP to try to get Jan Vertonghen back to fitness in quick time. Vertonghen suffered ankle ligament damage during Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Fulham last week, and given that Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul are currently injured, Spurs need their top centre-back to return as soon as possible. In order to get Vertonghen back in first-team action as soon as possible, Spurs will take a sample of the player’s blood, remove the platelets – the cells that assist the healing process – and inject them back into the injured area. Given that they face Liverpool, Southampton and Manchester United over the next few weeks, Spurs need to have all their best players fit, but Villas-Boas is sure he will have enough cover in defence over the festive period. “Etienne Capoue had an excellent performance against Sunderland, Vlad could be back on Sunday so we still have enough cover,” Villas-Boas said. “In extreme situations we have Sandro and Kyle Walker, who have played in that position before too.” The good news from a foggy Enfield on Wednesday morning was that Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose are both back in first-team training. Rose’s return, after three months out with a toe injury, is particularly welcome now that Vertonghen has been sidelined. “It took so much time for the joint to heal,” Villas-Boas said of Rose. “Now it’s good news because we have him back, almost fit.” Rose and Eriksen are set to feature in Thursday’s Europa League game against Anzhi Makhachkala. One person who will not play is Emmanuel Adebayor even though he has returned to training following a knee injury. Villas-Boas, who has not started Adebayor once this season, gave no reason for the Togo striker’s absence. Instead, young striker Shaquile Coulthirst looks set to feature against Anzhi. Fellow academy products Ryan Fredericks and Laste Dombaxe are also in the squad. Villas-Boas can afford to rotate his squad for the game at White Hart Lane as his team have already qualified as Group K winners. Their opponents are guaranteed second place in the group, and their squad has been so decimated by injury that they have only brought 20 people – including the coaching staff – to London. After significant investment by billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov, Anzhi embarked on a radical cost-cutting venture earlier this season. They sold well-paid players like Willian, Samuel Eto’o and Lassana Diarra. They now sit bottom of the Russian Premier League having not won a match all season. The technique, known as PRP (platelet-rich plasma), is supposed to improve injury recovery time, and given that Spurs have six games in the next 17 days, they need the player available as soon as possible. “We will have the player in a boot for one to two weeks to try to settle it,” Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said of Vertonghen. “We want to avoid surgery so we will use PRP treatment to try to get him back as soon as possible. “We’ve had outstanding results with PRP treatment and we will do that again now.” Villas-Boas, just like his former mentor Jose Mourinho, is a firm believer in PRP, which has been declared legal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Portuguese used it to speed up the recovery of Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale last season. Chiriches will undergo the treatment in order to help him overcome the knee injury that kept him out of last weekend’s win at Sunderland. Spurs have clawed their way back into the race for the top four recently following a draw against Manchester United and wins over Sunderland and Fulham. Press Associationlast_img read more

5 Badgers earn All-Big Ten honors

first_imgWisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor energized Bo Ryan’s swing offense all season, averaging a team-high 14.6 points per game on the year and 16.3 since conference play began.[/media-credit]Through his four years at the University of Wisconsin, Jordan Taylor has been one of the most prolific point guards in program history.On Monday night, Taylor led Wisconsin’s list of five players receiving All-Big Ten honors when he was named to the conference’s first team by the coaches and second team by the media. The Bloomington, Minn., native is the sixth Badger to be a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, joining Alando Tucker (2006 and 2007), Kirk Penney (2002 and 2003), Michael Finley (1993 and 1995), Ab Nicholas (1951 and 1952) and Don Rehfeldt (1949 and 1950).Also earning honors were Ryan Evans and Jared Berggren (consensus honorable mention), as well as Josh Gasser (All-Defensive team) and Rob Wilson (UW’s Sportsmanship Award recipient).“I’m very honored to have my name written alongside the great players in the Big Ten,” Taylor said in a statement. “Our league is so deep and talented this year; you can’t go wrong with any of the players on the three All-Big Ten teams or even the guys who earned honorable mention like Ryan (Evans) and Jared (Berggren). There is no question my being named All-Conference is a reflection of our team’s success and I owe a lot to my teammates and coaches for that. It’s a great honor.”Taylor first earned All-Big Ten honors last season, and his selection this year is the 10th first-team all-conference honor in Bo Ryan’s 11-season tenure as head coach. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound guard led the Badgers in scoring (14.6 points per game), assists (4.1 per game) and steals (1.0 per game), and is also a midseason finalist for both the Cousy Award and the Naismith Trophy.This season, Taylor joins Michigan State’s Draymond Green, Northwestern’s John Shurna, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and Purdue’s Robbie Hummel on the first team. Green also earned the Big Ten Player of the Year award, while MSU head coach Tom Izzo was named the conference’s coach of the year.Gasser, meanwhile, continued to round into one of Wisconsin’s most dependable players this season. After emerging as a freshman last year, Gasser started all 31 of the Badgers’ games, averaging 7.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.Wisconsin leads the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 51.9 points per game, and also ranks second in opposing field goal percentage at 37.7 percent. The guard from Port Washington is UW’s first-ever sophomore to be named to the all-defensive team and just the fifth Badger all-time, joining Michael Flowers (2007 and 2008), Joe Krabbenhoft (2008), Tr?von Hughes (2010) and Taylor (2011).“That’s a pretty awesome list of players and I never thought I’d be even close to being mentioned in the same breath as those guys,” Gasser said. “Those are players that I have grown up watching and they’re guys that I have tried to model my game after.“Being named to the All-Defensive Team means a lot to me. I really pride myself on that end of the court, so to have coaches around the league recognize that gives me great pride. But at the same time, I think this is representative of our team defense. When we’re holding teams to the points and shooting percentage that we are, I realize that I’m just a part of that. But I’m proud to be honored.”Berggren and Evans, both juniors, earned their first conference accolades.After averaging 2.4 points in only 6.9 minutes per game last season, Berggren blossomed this year in scoring 10.4 points, grabbing 5.0 rebounds and blocking 1.6 shots in 27.6 minutes of playing time per game. His 51 blocks on the season are also the fifth-most in school history and the most in a season since 1995.Evans, meanwhile, is second behind Taylor with 10.7 points per game and first with 6.9 rebounds per game. Last season, he averaged only 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.6 minutes of playing time per game. Evans averaged 30.4 minutes on the floor this season.Wilson was Wisconsin’s recipient for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, which honors individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. Recipients must also be in strong academic standing and demonstrate good citizenship outside of athletics.Wisconsin finished the regular season 23-8 and 12-6 in Big Ten play, earning the Badgers the No. 4 seed in this weekend’s Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. The conference’s top four seeds earn a first-round bye in the tournament, and this year marks UW’s 12th-straight season with a conference tourney bye. Wisconsin will play the winner of No. 5 Indiana and No. 12 Penn State Friday at 1:30 p.m.last_img read more

With COVID-19 tests and no minicamp, Boeheim’s Army plans for unusual TBT

first_img Published on July 3, 2020 at 11:55 am Contact Thomas: tgshults@syr.edu | @ThomasShults5 The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Once John Gillon connected with the nurse over Zoom, he was directed through the COVID-19 testing process. The former Syracuse guard spit into a tube, placed it in a zip-close bag and shipped the package for results. Across the country, Gillon’s teammates in Boeheim’s Army and other players in The Basketball Tournament did the same. The test was one of five the players needed to return negative to be eligible for the tournament and is one of several modifications TBT has implemented in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.Instead of hosting games in arenas across the country, TBT will take place this year in Columbus, Ohio. Teams are isolated on individual floors of a hotel, and TBT employees provide or retrieve meals at the entrance. But amid the precautions, there are concerns that players —  including Boeheim’s Army — may be out of shape and out of practice ahead of the tournament’s first game on Saturday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I expect, or anticipate, a lot of people having small injuries and things like that,” guard Brandon Triche said. With gyms closed for months and basketball hoops temporarily removed, training options have been limited for players. Though Triche has used resistance bands to create daily workouts, some players don’t have anywhere to practice, unless they have a hoop at home like Triche. Gillon’s been running around a track to stay in shape. Before last month, Triche only touched a basketball for about 15 minutes a day since he returned home to Syracuse. “These guys on our team are like everybody else in this country,” general manager Kevin Belbey said. “They’ve been sitting around on their couch watching Netflix for the last few months and they’re bored.”Courtesy of Raycom SportsThough this year’s tournament brings added concern over injuries, Boeheim’s Army has a first-round bye that gives them five additional days to practice at its hotel in Columbus. Courtesy of Raycom SportsPlayers are also concerned that inactivity could lead to injuries once TBT begins. Boeheim’s Army lost forward Tyler Lydon due to a right hip injury he sustained two weeks ago, according to Syracuse.com and replaced him with Will Rayman — who shot 35.9% from 3 in his senior year at Colgate and is the only non-SU alumnus in Boeheim’s Army.As the No. 3 seed in the tournament, Boeheim’s Army received a first-round bye, giving them five days to practice on a hotel banquet room’s makeshift court before playing the winner of No. 14 Heartfire and No. 19 Men of Mackey on July 7. Since teams are supposed to stay inside the hotel when they aren’t playing, TBT brought the practice facility to them. Each day, teams have about an hour and a half to two hours of practice time and can’t use the court outside of their designated slot.The schedule means plenty of downtime for Boeheim’s Army. Triche plans to use that time for recovering, watching TV and talking to his family. For Gillon, it’s an opportunity to practice for the next competition on his calendar: an upcoming Call of Duty tournament.But logistical issues extend beyond filling players’ time off the court. TBT plans to supply meals to the players for the first few days. Then, head coach Ryan Blackwell expects that the teams will begin ordering their own food. TBT employees will retrieve the meals from delivery drivers outside of the hotel and put the food in a designated pickup area. Before players even arrived in Columbus, they had to take two COVID-19 tests. Best Virginia, the West Virginia alumni team, withdrew from TBT after a player tested positive. Jackson TN Underdawgs, a team made up of Jackson natives, was also eliminated after a positive test.While TBT has ensured that the tournament will take place, there has been less team preparation than past years. Blackwell met with fellow Syracuse residents Triche, Eric Devendorf and Demetris Nichols for practice once gyms reopened, but Boeheim’s Army has met in the past at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center for a “minicamp,” Blackwell said. “Even then there’s not enough time to really get organized,” Triche said about minicamps in past years, “you just go over the plays, you learn them enough and you probably forget them a few times.”Most teams are predicated on shooters at TBT, Blackwell said, and space the floor rather than deploying big men down low. For five years, it’s the formula Overseas Elite – which represents athletes playing outside of the United States – has used to compile a 29-1 record. Last tournament, it was the formula that sank Boeheim’s Army in the regional final against Team Brotherly Love after a second-half collapse. For this tournament, Boeheim’s Army has bolstered its depth with the addition of Malachi Richardson, the former first-round pick and long-range shooter who led Syracuse to a 2016 Final Four run. Mainstays Devendorf and Gillon returned, while Triche — SU’s all-time winningest player — rejoined after last year’s absence. Players who were previously busy with other leagues reached out to Belbey in the past few months, looking for a spot in Boeheim’s Army.Blackwell believes that five days of practice for Boeheim’s Army, thanks to its first-round bye, will prepare the group for a tournament run longer than the last five years.“We’re as talented as any team in the tournament,” Devendorf said. “Now it’s just about going out there and putting it all together.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ahinful backs Essien to succeed at Madrid

first_imgEx Black Stars player Augustine Ahinful has hailed Michael Essien’s move to Spanish champions Real Madrid.Essien’s career has taken a downward spiral the last three seasons at Chelsea because of injuries which limited his playing time.The Ghana international was on the verge of getting rotten at Chelsea until Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho made a move for him last Friday on the transfer deadline day.According to Augustine Arhinful who earlier on JOY Sports platforms advised Michael Essien to make a move from Chelsea before transfer deadline, the 29 year old has a chance to impress his new club on a season long loan.“I think Mourinho really likes Essien and I believe the love he has for him will just come to bear and this gives him an opportunity to re launch his career”. He told JOY Sports“For him to have moved on is good for himself and for the nation as a whole, if he had stayed at the Chelsea probably he wouldn’t be playing for the rest of the season”.last_img read more