Broadway Shows Will Offer Exchanges Due to Today’s Snowstorm

first_img View Comments At this time, all Broadway shows except for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will provide exchanges for future performances to ticketholders for tonight’s performances only. Hey, does anyone in New York remember what the sun looks like? With another blast of snow hitting the Great White Way on March 5, many shows will offer exchanges to those who cannot make it to the theater due to weather.center_img If you purchased tickets through and are unable to attend a performance tonight, call 1-800-BROADWAY. You can also call for information regarding tonight’s off-Broadway performances.last_img read more

Dombrowski brings experience, versatile skill set to center field for Syracuse

first_img Published on February 12, 2015 at 12:08 am Contact Liam: [email protected] After three years of moving between positions, Mary Dombrowski may have finally found a niche. Expected to be a staple in the middle of the outfield this season, Dombrowski will bring experience and stability to an outfield with freshman Maddie Doane in right field and a revolving door of players in left.“We want her in center, but Mary can play anywhere,” said head coach Leigh Ross. “She’s an invaluable player to have.”Dombrowski will patrol center field this weekend as Syracuse (3-2) plays five games in the Jacksonville University Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. After playing as a right fielder last year, Dombrowski’s position switch isn’t the first time she’s made a change for the Orange.Originally recruited by SU as a shortstop, she made the progression from middle infield to third base and then primarily played the outfield last season as a junior. Her versatility has helped the Orange many times over the years, playing every position besides pitcher and catcher, Ross said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“My athleticism and size make me flexible about where I can play,” Dombrowski said. “… I’m a utility player and I love it.”With the arrival of Doane, a natural right fielder, Ross asked Dombrowski to move again.Doane described Dombrowski’s speed as crucial, so even when she fails to get a good read on a fly ball, she’s still able to track it down. She also takes charge of her fellow outfielders with communication and confidence, minimizing mistakes.To make the transition from an infielder to a full-time outfielder last season, she worked on improving her arm strength to make the longer throw. By playing long toss and gradually increasing the distance to her target, Dombrowski ensured that her arm was ready for the outfield. “Last year, we moved her to the outfield and that’s been the best thing for her,” Ross said. “She’s thrived.”This season, Dombrowski’s arm is stronger than ever, she said, and she is able to make the long throws from all over the outfield more easily. Her reads and jumps on fly balls are what make the senior captain so effective in the outfield, Ross said.Focusing on pitching as a young girl, that passion faded and she worked to become a more well-rounded player. Dombrowski transitioned to shortstop with the help of her dad, a switch that helped her immensely.Dombrowski said that her shortstop experience from high school helps her in center field today. The position taught her to be athletic, aware and take on a sense of leadership among her teammates.“The shortstop, catcher and center fielder are the positions that require the most leadership and communication on the field,” Dombrowski said. “I’ve kind of been able to take that shortstop mentality into the outfield.” The transition between right field and center field isn’t too much different, but it has taken small adjustments, Dombrowski said.Assistant coach Matt Nandin will communicate signs on where the outfielders should be positioned and where to go with the ball before each pitch to the senior. Dombrowski, in turn, communicates that sign to her fellow outfielders.Doane looks up to Dombrowski’s leadership, experience and poise in the outfield. Even though a freshman forced her to move positions once again, Dombrowski’s taken it in stride, just like she has before.“She’s an example of doing whatever it takes for the team to win,” Doane said. “To be so versatile, skilled and unselfish isn’t something you come across every day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Owls add 19 recruits on National Signing Day

first_imgZietek played overseas in Germany and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Zietek verbally committed to Temple June 16 and is the fourth Owls’ offensive lineman from out of the country.  Kobe Wilson: Trask attended Evans High School in Evans, Georgia and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Trask verbally committed to Temple on July 4. Clary attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ and is rated as a two-star recruit by 247sports. Clary verbally committed to Temple on Feb. 23 and was recruited by Brown.  Defensive Back:  Defensive End:  D.J. Woodbury:  Hawkins attended The Haverford School in Havertown, PA and is listed as a two-star recruit, according to Rivals. Hawkins verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 15 and recorded two interceptions this season.  Defensive Tackle:  Blair is a three-star recruit according to 247sports and attended Haverford High School in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Blair verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 13. He recorded 26 carries for 258 yards against Upper Darby High School on Nov. 28, according to MaxPreps.  Muheem McCargo:  Linebacker: Nick Bagashvili:  Woodbury attended Burlington City High School in Burlington, NJ and is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals. Woodbury verbally committed to Temple on June 25 and was recruited by Brown. Matthew Duncan:  Chevez Trask:  Offensive Line:  Here is a breakdown by position of the players who committed to Temple.  Miles Zietek:  Garrett Williams:  Odom attended Kingsway High School in Swedesboro, NJ and is listed as a two-star recruit by 247sports. Odom verbally committed to the Owls on April 6 and was also recruited by Brown University.  Ware is transferring from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Starkville, MS and is listed as a zero-star recruit by 247sports. Ware plays safety and was recruited by safeties coach Melvin Rice. Ware verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 12.  Morris attended Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Morris verbally committed to Temple on June 10 and was recruited by Rice.  Athlete:  Bryce Thoman: center_img Davis attended Geneva High School in Geneva, Ohio and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Davis verbally committed to Temple on June 27 and was also recruited by Tripodi.  Zae Baines:  Bagashvili attended Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Bagashvili verbally committed to Temple on Dec. 17 over Rutgers.  Jalen Ware:  Quarterback:  Daiyaan Hawkins:  James Della Pesca:  McCargo attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey and is listed as a three-star recruit by 247sports. McCargo verbally committed to Temple on Aug. 1 and was recruited by former coach Fran Brown who joined Rutgers University’s staff on Dec. 7.  Temple University football announced its 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday. The team will welcome 19 new players to the program this upcoming season. This is coach Rod Carey’s first recruiting class since joining the Owls.  Williams attended King’s Fork High School in Suffolk, VA and is listed as a two-star recruit, according to 247sports. Williams verbally committed to Temple on Aug. 3 and played safety.  Darian Varner:  Wilson attended Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA and is ranked as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Wilson received an offer from the University of Georgia and originally committed to Memphis but decided to sign with Temple on Dec. 18.  Thoman attended Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Thoman verbally committed to Temple on June 29 and was recruited by offensive line coach Joe Tripodi and quarterbacks coach Craig Harmon.  Sam Davis:  Alex Odom:  Della Pesca attended Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Della Pesca verbally committed to Temple on May 30 and also played tight end.  Baines attended North Cross School in Roanoke, VA and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Baines verbally committed to Temple on Sept. 8 and was recruited by wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Thad Ward.  Duncan attended Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, South Carolina and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Duncan verbally committed to Temple on April 17 and recorded 1,172 passing yards and four touchdowns in his senior season.  Wide Receiver:  Dyshier Clary:  Trey Blair:  Demerick Morris:  Varner attended Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia and is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports. Varner verbally committed to Temple on July 19 and was recruited by defensive line coach Walter Stewart. last_img read more


first_imgKENT DESORMEAUX, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “He was coming off the bridle today, there’s no way in the last month or two that he let me ride him like he let me ride him today. I think the horse is starting to figure (Kenny and me) out more than the other way around. He can obviously run and the time on the track shows you how tough the going is today. He ran a mile in 1:35 last time and he stuck his neck out and got a mile in 1:39 today. True champion, heart of a champion.“I’m feeling like more trainers ought to put me on more horses (laughs).” JUDY JOHNSTON, PART OWNER/BREEDER, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “I feel fantastic. He likes the rain, he likes everything. The rain didn’t bother him one bit.(On seeing the red and white silks coming in first) . . . “It gives you a little thump in your heart. It’s always just as exciting as our first race. It really is just unbelievable. That horse, when he’s going around there, it’s just like the first time you ever saw him. Just as exciting as when I was only 13 years old.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES  center_img KENNETH BLACK, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “What a ride. I would have never given those instructions. I didn’t give him instructions – he knows the horse better than me. But going into the first turn, I was questioning his tactics. There was no speed in the race, and he’s sitting fifth or sixth and three off him. I would have bet every dime I had that he’d be on the lead when he turned down the backside. I think this horse will run longer if we want him to. We aren’t going to fix what’s not broken.” NOTES: The winning owners are Sal Berumen, Robert Riggio and the Elwood Johnston Trust, et al.last_img read more


first_imgSWITCH FROM TURF TO DIRT RESULTS IN SIX SCRATCHES, GRADED STATUS TO BE DETERMINED ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2017)–Originally categorized as a Grade II and scheduled for a mile on turf, Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes was shifted to the main track due to heavy rains on Friday, resulting in six late scratches, but Richard Mandella’s Wild At Heart was undeterred, as she streaked to a 3 ½ length win under Flavien Prat while getting a flat mile on a fast track in 1:36.48.A close third moving into the far turn, Wild At Heart pounced on pacesetters Hillhouse High and Lily Pod three furlongs from home, shook loose of the latter straightening for home and won as much best while notching her first added money victory.The 3-2 favorite in a field of five older fillies and mares, Wild At Heart, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Indian Charlie, paid $5.00, $3.00 and $2.60.“After the scratches, the race got a bit easier,” said Mandella, who was also instrumental in Prat’s development as one of America’s bright young riding stars.  “We were anxious to see what she could do on the turf, but I’ll take what happened here today…You know I’m partial to Flavien.  To me, he looked great when he was 18 years old (now 24).  I think he does make a difference.  I think he’s one of the best that we’ve seen in a long time.”Owned by Ramona S. Bass, LLC, Wild At Heart, who was a well beaten fourth here in the Grade II La Canada Stakes on Jan. 14, got her third win from 11 starts and with the winner’s check of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $331,305.“The pace was fast, but that’s the way it set up today,” said Prat, who is also Santa Anita’s leading rider through 31 days with 35 wins.  “She won pretty easy though.  She was much better today than last time out.”Ridden by Martin Garcia, Lily Pod sat a close second most of the trip and maintained that position late, finishing 6 ¼ lengths in front of Hillhouse High.  Off at 7-2, Lily Pod paid $4.00 and $3.00.Hillhouse High, who had no answer for the winner around the far turn, held third by a nose over Jeremy’s Legacy.  Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Hillhouse High was off at 5-1 and paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.97, 45.89, 1:10.22 and 1:23.00.Note: The American Graded Stakes Committee will review the result of the Buena Vista in the next week and will determine whether it will remain a Grade III or be restored to its original Grade II status.last_img read more

SA hosts a cricket revolution

first_img28 September 2007South Africa – “the rainbow nation” – has one of the more colourful national flags, and the abiding memory of the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships will be one of colour, with fans from far and wide becoming part of the spectacle as sports and entertainment collided in a wildly successful first edition of the shortest form of international cricket.The organisers, by making dancers and DJs an integral feature at every match, created a vibe and energy that was sorely missed at the World Cup in the West Indies earlier in the year.The combination of sport and entertainment was reflected in the excitement of the supporters, and it rubbed off on the players as they interacted with the crowds to a far greater degree than had previously been seen in other forms of cricket.The best of cricketIt was as if both the fans and the players brought out the best in each other, and thus the best of cricket emerged in a tournament that many feel will transform the way cricket is viewed in future.Some have expressed the opinion that the game, through T20 cricket, is undergoing a revolution in much the same way as the sport was forever changed by Kerry Packer and World Series Cricket in the 1970s, which saw the introduction of coloured clothing for the players, and significantly increased salaries.In many ways, Twenty20 cricket is tailored to today’s world, a fast-moving world of instant gratification. It’s like a meal that is ready in two minutes from a drive-through restaurant; it satisfies and is enjoyable.An instant highlights packageIt takes three hours to complete a game and, because of its limited nature – 20 overs per side – the players have to take greater risks. Taking greater risks results in big rewards (and big failures), but there it is, an instant highlights’ package with just enough meat to it that skill wins out over luck.The International Cricket Council (ICC) needed the inaugural T20 World Championships to make a good impression – they say first impressions count – and their choice of South Africa as the venue for the event paid off . BIG TIME.After the completion of the tournament, ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed called it a “great event” and paid tribute to tournament director Steve Elworthy for the manner in which it was run.Hosted with styleSpeed said South Africa hosted the championships with style and added that the intense fare dished up on the fields by the teams, along with their spirited efforts, contributed in a big way to some great matches.Some cynics feared that the T20 game would be an uneven contest favouring bowlers over batsmen, but it didn’t turn out that way. Many concerns expressed before the tournament were quieted, and in most cases, it seems, those cynics were turned into converts and supporters of Twenty 20 cricket.South Africa was given the stage to promote the game and the production passed with flying colours.The finalAs it was, with South Africa having missed out on the semi-finals by losing to India, the cricket Gods offered up the next best thing as the Indians qualified to face Pakistan in the final, in a meeting of traditional rivals.Almost nothing had separated the two teams when they met earlier in the tournament as India edged Pakistan on a bowl out after the sides had both totaled 151. The title deciding clash was almost as close.As had been the case when India played in Durban, one could have been forgiven for feeling as if Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team was playing on home soil. The Wanderers was awash with Indian flags and shirts as Pakistan took to the field after India had won the toss and elected to bat.Good effortLed by opener Gautam Gambhir, who hit 75 off only 54 deliveries, India tallied 157 for 5 in their 20 overs. It was a good effort, but the Indians struggled to break free and post an imposing challenge to Pakistan’s batsmen.Apart from Gambhir, only Rohit Sharma, with an unbeaten 30, made it beyond the mid-teens.Umar Gul was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers, capturing 3 for 28 in his four overs as India averaged 7.85 runs per over.The Pakistanis, in reply, found themselves hamstrung by the regular loss of wickets. After 16 overs, they had reached 104 for 7 and it looked as India was on its way to a comfortable victory.Swinging momentumHowever, it is the nature of T20 cricket that a couple of big blows can change the complexion of the game and so it proved as Misbah ul-Haq went after Harbhajan Singh in the 17th over. He smashed the second, fifth and sixth balls over midwicket for six as Harbhajan conceded 19 runs.The assault on the off-spinner left Pakistan on 123 for 7, needing 35 for victory with three overs in hand. With Misbah striking the ball cleanly, it was anybody’s game.Sreesanth came back into the attack at the start of the 18th over and was immediately dispatched over long-on for six by Sohail Tanvir. Sreesanth, an excitable cricketer, then sent down a wide, followed by a leg bye, no run, and a single.With his fifth delivery, the bowler strayed onto Tanvir’s pads and the batsman helped himself to another six, lofting the ball over square leg.Clearing the boundariesAt 138 for 7, and with Tanvir and Misbah suddenly clearing the boundaries with regularity, it appeared as if Pakistan had seized the initiative back from India. The next ball, however, the momentum swung back India’s way as Sreesanth yorked Tanvir, knocking over his off stump.Pakistan needed 20 runs to win from two overs, with the dangerous Misbah ul-Haq still at the crease. Dhoni brought back RP Singh into the attack. The left-arm paceman, India’s most successful bowler during the tournament, conceded only one run, a leg bye, and a bye in his first four balls, ratcheting up the pressure on Pakistan.It paid off when, with his fifth ball, he knocked back Umar Gul’s leg stump. Now, the Indians looked well and truly in command. However, a four struck by Mohammed Asif off the first ball he faced, raised doubts in the minds of India’s supporters as Pakistan finished the over on 145 for 9.Final overWhen Joginder Sharma took the ball for the last over of the final, the Pakistanis needed 13 runs to win, while India required just one more wicket.Sharma barely found the pitch with his first ball, bowling a wide way outside the off stump, which meant Pakistan required two runs a ball to win.Misbah failed to score from the next delivery, but the second ball of the over was a full toss outside off-stump and he took full advantage of it, smashing it straight back down the ground for six.A six was needed for Pakistan to win.Sharma’s next ball was full and on the stumps. Misbah went for a scoop over short fine-leg, but the ball went straight up into the air and Sreesanth took the catch to give India a tension-filled victory by five runs.Brilliant gameA brilliant game, worthy of a World Championships final, had brought the curtain down on a wonderfully successful event. India’s players and their fans celebrated wildly as the triumphant team took a lap of honour of “The Bull Ring”.The Pakistan and Indian players then met to congratulate one another before India took off on further celebrations. It was an appropriate end to a “great event”.Irfan Pathan was named man of the match for his haul of 3 for 16 in four overs, while there was some consolation for Pakistan as Shahid Afridi was named man of the series.A major boostIndia’s victory is sure to be a major boost for T20 cricket; the country has the world’s largest and most rabid fan base and with the Indians now world champions of the game it is sure to enjoy a huge surge in popularity.As an opportunity to showcase South Africa’s ability to host a major sporting event, the tournament met and then surpassed all expectations.It raises hopes and fuels optimism that the Fifa World Cup in 2010 will follow in the footsteps of other South African successes, such as the Rugby World Cup in 1995, the African Cup of Nations in 1996, and the Cricket World Cup in 2003. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

New program to verify Ohio high school students’ expertise in agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A new industry-recognized credentialing system will verify Ohio high school students’ expertise in specific areas of agriculture as they work toward their diplomas.The Ohio AgriBusiness Association has announced it will provide qualifying secondary students an approved, industry-recognized credential. Once approved by the Ohio Department of Education, this credential may be paired with a workforce readiness score through WorkKeys, a job skills assessment system measuring real-world skills, as a pathway to graduation for high school students.The new program will verify students’ expertise in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness and production systems.“As part of our efforts to meet future workforce demands in agribusiness, we are excited about the opportunities this new program provides for students pursuing agricultural careers,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “OABA is proud to support students enrolled in agricultural education and FFA chapters across the state.”To be eligible for the program, a student must be enrolled in a career-technical agricultural program and complete three of the following courses, where they are engaged in learning and applying technical skills in foundational agricultural concepts:Agriculture, food and natural resourcesAnimal and plant scienceAgronomic systemsMechanical principlesLivestock selection, nutrition and management.Students are also required to complete a course in business management for agricultural and environmental systems or global economics and marketing of food. These upper-level courses test students’ knowledge of global agriculture marketing and business principles applied in agribusiness.Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) — students’ out-of-school agriculture projects — are also integral in attaining the new OABA credential. To be considered, a student’s SAE must be an entrepreneurial, placement, or research-driven project pertaining to the agriculture industry. The student must document at least 500 hours of work on their project and identify the Ohio Agricultural and Environmental Systems Career Field Technical Content Standards achieved through their SAE.For more information about the Ohio AgriBusiness Association credential, contact Margo Long at 614-326-7520 or [email protected]last_img read more

2012 NTL Photos

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10 months agoSolskjaer: Trophies not most important factor landing fulltime Man Utd job

first_imgSolskjaer: Trophies not most important factor landing fulltime Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can land the job long-term without winning a trophy this season.Solskjaer believes playing with pace and flair, in the club’s traditional way, will determine whether he gets the job full-time, rather than delivering Champions League qualification or silverware.Asked what it will take for him to be a genuine candidate for the job full-time, the 46-year-old said: “Get to summer and people are talking about the way United are playing, the style we’re playing, that it reminds us of Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, it reminds us of the successful times.“It has to start with the way we play, because results you cannot control. You can control how you approach the game and how you play.“And, of course, trophies — if you can get to the final of the FA Cup and get a trophy.“That was my last game for United, we lost an FA Cup Final [to Chelsea in 2006]. That was a tough last year. Let’s see in May if it’s a success or not.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CMU Receives PM Medal of Appreciation

first_img Speaking to JIS News following the presentation ceremony, President, CMU, Professor Fritz Pinnock, described the institution as an “agile university” that responds to the needs of the nation and the region. Regarded as the premier institution for tertiary maritime and logistics education in the region, the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is focused on changing the higher-education landscape, while certifying students who are ready for the 21st century workforce. The CMU, which acquired university status under a year ago, was among 65 institutions and persons honoured with the Prime Minister Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal of Appreciation for contribution to nation building, recently. Story Highlights Regarded as the premier institution for tertiary maritime and logistics education in the region, the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is focused on changing the higher-education landscape, while certifying students who are ready for the 21st century workforce.The CMU, which acquired university status under a year ago, was among 65 institutions and persons honoured with the Prime Minister Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal of Appreciation for contribution to nation building, recently.Speaking to JIS News following the presentation ceremony, President, CMU, Professor Fritz Pinnock, described the institution as an “agile university” that responds to the needs of the nation and the region.“It’s about reversing the whole thing where you know the solution cannot come from academia; it has to start with the industry, so we spin around from the classroom to the industry and work back to the classroom. I think this is something that we have been doing – looking at relevant careers, new careers and emerging careers. We now realise that the skills of the future lie in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), so we have made a shift,” he told JIS News.“We have to think and act differently, as the solution of the past is now a problem of the future; so we have to do things differently,” he added.Professor Pinnock said the institution now has the largest capacity in engineering across Jamaica. “We have surpassed all the other tertiary institutions,” he said, adding that approximately 500 international students are enrolled at the university.“We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and we are in discussions with two other countries, one of which is Bermuda, and we are looking at creating another collaboration,” he told JIS News.Expressing appreciation for the recognition, Professor Pinnock thanked the Government and people of Jamaica for the confidence reposed in the university.“I have a fantastic team, and in the seven months that we have been a university, we have received several international and local recognitions. We are doing our own little thing without any recognition in mind, and just to see this, it’s really an encouragement for the team, because as a university, we are really changing the landscape of higher education,” he said.Some of the awards include ‘Best Newcomer’ in the World University Debating Competition; seven gold medals in the World Cheerleading Tournament; and the hockey team copping the first prize in the Intercollegiate Hockey competition.“It has really been a great time for the University, and I must say I am really proud when I see youngsters making a difference,” he said.The institution is the first specialised public university and the only International Maritime Organization (IMO)-recognised maritime education and training provider in the English-speaking Caribbean.All programmes offered by the university are structured around the maritime industry, with the aim of developing the industry.Eighty-five per cent of graduates are placed in jobs within six months after graduation, compared to the other local universities where less than 50 per cent of their students are placed in the workforce.Additionally, 80 per cent of the teaching/support personnel is drawn from the industry, while over 50 per cent of the Members of the Board of Directors are from organisations within the shipping industry.last_img read more