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Judith Light Begins MCC’s Season with All the Ways To Say I Love You

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 23, 2016 As previously reported, two-time Tony winner Judith Light is returning to the New York stage. The Transparent Emmy nominee will begin MCC Theater’s 2016-2017 season in Neil LaBute’s All the Ways To Say I Love You. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the solo show follows a high school English teacher and guidance counselor as she recalls her experiences with a former student. The show kicks off on September 6, and the off-Broadway drama is scheduled to run through October 9. Light and the creative team caught up with the press on August 11; check out the pics! Related Shows All the Ways To Say I Love You Judith Lightcenter_img Star Files View Comments Judith Light(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

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Bioenergy booming

first_imgBioenergy scientists, policymakers, industry leaders and enthusiasts met in Tifton, Ga., Aug. 3-5 to discuss how Georgia and surrounding states could soon establish and grow a vibrant renewable energy market to help the world find alternative ways to power itself.High gas prices spur forward thinkingThe three-day 2010 Southeast Bioenergy Conference was held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Keynote speaker Christopher Steiner told more than 500 participants that costly gas isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It could be the catalyst to spark a sincere, long-term U.S. energy strategy to break its addiction to foreign oil.Right now, there are 1 billion people living “America-style” lives, or lives demanding high energy needs, he said. By 2040, that number will be 3 billion. “That’s three times as many people demanding the kind of energy, the kind of stuff, the kind of lives we have and standing with us at the world’s energy spigot,” said Steiner, a Forbes staff writer and author of the recently published “$20 per gallon.”$6 per gallon gasoline?Higher gas prices will hopefully come gradually, he said, to allow U.S. gas consumers to adapt or change transportation habits. Several years ago when prices hit $2 per gallon, not much changed; and $3-per-gallon gas a few years later did little to change consumption. But in 2008, when prices topped $4 per gallon, things changed. That year, Americans drove 100 billion fewer miles than in 2007. “It’s very clear to me that the changes gas price bring to us is as much a study in sociology as they are in economics,” said Steiner, who predicts gas prices could reach $6 per gallon in the next five years.Some oil used by Americans comes from anti-American countries The U.S. uses 25 percent of the world’s oil supply, importing 60 percent from unstable countries or ones that publicly speak against American policies or actions, said U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).“Our scramble for alternative fuels is as much a matter of national security as it is anything about economics or the environment,” he said. “And I believe that innovation, conservation and exploration, just like you do, have to be part of it.”Governor says Georgia prime spot for bioenergy cropsThe state’s “sun, soil and water” provide for fertile grounds for mass bioenergy production, Gov. Sonny Perdue said during the conference luncheon. He added that major energy companies in the U.S. and around the world are now looking to do potential business in the state.“The good news is we’re in a good spot. We have everything it takes: natural resources, intellectual capital and an entrepreneurial spirit,” he said. “…We have watched the birthing and nurturing and potty training of a whole new industry in Georgia.”Lectures and breakout sessions at the conference included “Your Next Job Could be in Clean Energy Technology,” “Wood Pellets – The Southeast’s Hottest Export,” “Promising Energy Crops for the Southeast,” “New Developments in Bioenergy Products & Processes” and “Ag Energy in Action – Success Stories from the Southeast.”More information on the conference can be found at www.sebioenergy.org.last_img read more


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Colombia Extradites ‘Queen of Amphetamines’ to U.S.

first_imgBy Dialogo January 11, 2011 Colombia turned over a woman known as “the queen of amphetamines” to US authorities on 7 January to face drug trafficking charges in New York, police said. Beatriz Elena Henao, 45, arrested September 1, 2009, was extradited along with two other Colombians wanted in the United States on money-laundering charges. Police said Henao rose to prominence as a multi-lingual wheeler and dealer who during the 1990s shipped more than 300,000 units of amphetamines to the United States, Spain and the Netherlands. “She speaks English, Dutch, German and Spanish, which made it easier for her to manage trade with drug traffickers in other countries,” the police said. Henao’s two sons are also in jail, one in the Netherlands after being caught with amphetamines at an airport in Stockholm, and the other in Spain, where he was extradited to face homicide charges.last_img read more


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High performance and less waiting time

first_imgMicrosoft’s Xbox Series X.Jordan Novet | CNBC Green is the characteristic color of the Xbox, and it appears around the vent holes of the Series X.Jordan Novet | CNBC I spent less time waiting for games to load, and switching between games was faster. The Series X contains a solid-state drive that reads data more quickly than the hard-disk drive in the One X.That faster storage enables a feature Microsoft calls Quick Resume, which is great for going back and forth between games. For example, when I paused car-racing game “Forza Horizon 4” and opened third-person shooter title “Gears 5,” which I had been playing a day earlier, a “Quick Resume” notification appeared in the upper right corner of the screen, and I was dropped right back to where I was in “Gears.” – Advertisement – Screenshot There are thousands of games to choose from, spanning four console generations all the way back to the original 2001 Xbox, Microsoft says.The wide selection is one advantage the Series X has over the PlayStation 5. While most PlayStation 4 games can be played on Sony’s new consoles, games built for older PlayStations won’t be available. Microsoft has a feature called Smart Delivery that lets you open games you own for older machines on the Series X in an optimized format and not have to buy them for a second time.You can also see Smart Delivery in action if you have Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription, which provides over 100 console games for $10 a month.A Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which costs $15 a month, turns on another perk: You can play games from Game Pass on Android devices. Microsoft wants to provide something similar on iOS.I don’t have a very fast home internet connection, and my phone can’t access 5G. As a result, streaming games from the cloud is choppy, if not downright unplayable. So I still prefer a console or PC. Things might look different in a couple of years. Microsoft has packed formidable power into the Xbox Series X, the $500 video game console it’s bringing to the market on Tuesday. Games perform better on this machine than on all previous Xboxes as well as on many PCs.The Series X has a sleek design — a black rectangular slab with a green-shaded concave vent on one end. It’s coming out at about the same time as Sony’s $500 PlayStation 5. For Xbox devotees, the Series X will likely be quite appealing, especially as the coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of letting up, leaving consumers with plenty of free time at home.Microsoft says the Series X improves gaming in a few ways. They were evident to me as I tested the console and compared it with the Xbox One X from 2017.- Advertisement –center_img The buttons on the shoulder of the Xbox Series X controller feature tiny tactile bumps that can give you a stronger grip.Jordan Novet | CNBC The Whitewater Falls scenic location in “Forza Horizon 4” looks more realistic on the Xbox Series X than on the Xbox One X.- Advertisement – The Series X also has four times the processing power of the One X, as well as double the graphics performance and 33% more memory. To take advantage of those resources, Microsoft software engineers have optimized “Forza Horizon 4,” “Gears 5” and other games, and developers at third-party studios are doing the same.I saw slight performance improvements in “Forza Horizon 4,” “Gears 5” and “The Touryst,” a puzzle game from Germany’s Shin’en Multimedia. In Forza, I parked my Lamborghini beside a waterfall, and the scene looked more realistic on the Series X than on the One X.The Series X can deliver 4K gaming at 60 frames per second, but I have a 1080p television. In “Gears 5,” I saw higher frames per second as my character ran around. The game looked more impressive.The Series X and the One X each include 1TB of storage onboard, but the Series X has a little more storage space you can actually use: 802GB vs. 781GB, according to one study. That means more space for games if you don’t want to spend more for detachable storage. Remote play, Microsoft’s term for streaming games from my console instead of a distant data center, is a different story.If I’m home and someone else is using the television, I can still play on my phone without losing much performance. I bought a $9 adjustable plastic clip that attaches to my Xbox controller and holds my phone in place directly above it. I’ve played that way for hours. This feature works through the Xbox app for Android and iOS, and it’s available on the Xbox One, not just the new Xbox consoles.Microsoft has refined the design of the Xbox controller. The new version includes welcome changes and still feels familiar. The left and right buttons and triggers now sport a matte finish that I prefer to the old glossy buttons, and they now have tiny tactile bumps. When the playing gets intense, it’s helpful to have the extra friction. Your fingers are less likely to accidentally slip and cause a wrong move.A new share button for capturing screenshots sits in the middle of the controller. The D-pad is now a full circle instead of a plus sign, making it easier to move diagonally. Pushing down on the D-pad feels a little more precise and makes a more high-pitched clicking sound. And the port on the front of the controller now connects over the reversible USB-C instead of the older micro-USB.Altogether, I like Xbox’s new gaming hardware. The Series X isn’t a huge advancement from the One X, but for more serious gamers the performance gains will probably be worth it. If you have an older Xbox One or an Xbox 360, it may make sense to upgrade to the Series X. You could opt for the $300 Series S, but it has no disk drive, and the performance won’t be as impressive.WATCH: Microsoft’s Xbox, cloud segments remain standouts: CFRA Research – Advertisement –last_img read more


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Arsenal submit £70m bid to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille

first_imgPepe featured for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer (Visionhaus)The report also claims that Pepe has not yet made a decision over his future but would prioritise a move to Paris Saint-Germain if it became available.PSG have not yet made an offer but may make a move if Neymar is sold back to Barcelona.Pepe is now on his holidays after Ivory Coast were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations by Algeria on Thursday evening.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMeanwhile, Arsenal remain in the running to sign William Saliba but their move could be derailed after Tottenham submitted a higher offer for the Saint-Etienne centre-back earlier this week.Emery and his players are currently in the United States for the start of their pre-season tour and will begin their campaign with a match against Colorado Rapids on Tuesday.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jul 2019 7:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Arsenal submit £70m bid to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal have made a move to sign Nicolas Pepe (Getty Images)Arsenal have submitted an €80 million (£70m) offer to Lille for Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in France.Unai Emery is in the market for a new attacker who primarily plays on the flanks and the club have already failed with a £40m offer for Wilfried Zaha, who Crystal Palace value at £80m.Pepe also fits the profile Arsenal are looking for but the 24-year-old has attracted interest from several clubs following his impressive performances on Lille’s right wing last season.The Ivory Coast international scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 and registered 11 assists, but he lost out to Kylian Mbappe for the division’s Player of the Year award.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to Telefoot, Arsenal have now submitted an €80m (£70m) proposal to Lille and the offer is being considered by the French club’s hierarchy.last_img read more


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Warri Wolves have functional medical facilities — Official

first_imgRelatedPosts Oginibu: How Gbagi was vindicated at last, by Efe Nathaniel Akpobome Delta speaks on ‘new academic calendar’ for schools Case for Kenneth Gbagi: Connecting the dots for a greater Delta, by Godspower Michael-Eyakwaire Warri Wolves Football Club have in place functional medical facilities and personnel, the club’s spokesman, Azuka Chiamaka, assured on Saturday in Warri, Delta State. Chiamaka told the News Agency of Nigeria that the club had put in place such facilities and personnel when they played continental competitions. “Before the club was relegated and when we played on the continent, we put those things on ground as functional medical facilities was one the requirements to host matches by the Confederation of African Football,” he said. He assured that the club was fully ready for Sunday’s Match Day 24 clash with MFM FC in terms of provision of medical facilities and personnel as required. NAN reports that the match scheduled for the Warri Township Stadium is a 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League fixture. Warri Wolves had won 1-0 on Match Day 23 when they met hosts Adamawa United FC in Gombe on Sunday. Chiamaka added: “We are fully prepared for the match against MFM Football Club on Sunday. “We have functional medical facilities on ground and a certified team of nurses. “Aside these, we are also attached to the Central Hospital in Warri. “We played continental competitions before relegation and this provision of functional medical facilities was one of CAF requirements. “So, I can say authoritatively that we are ready for the match.” Chiamaka disclosed that the state government has also paid the players three months’ salary, a development he said has also served as a boost and motivation. He said: “The players know what it means to be relegated. “We do not want to take chances, as we do not want to go on relegation again.” NAN reports that Warri Wolves are currently placed 10th on the NPFL table with 30 points. NAN.Tags: Azuka ChiamakaDelta StateWarri Wolveslast_img read more


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COMMENTARY: It’s a good time for basketball in Hancock County

first_img Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts They’re located at different places in six different Hancock County communities. Some are just off the highway. Others are right in the middle of town. In other cases, they’re off to the side in places that aren’t nearly as busy as others.Wherever they are, high school gymnasiums serve as safeguards for the hopes and dreams of basketball players everywhere for three months every winter. In some cases, those hopes and dreams lead to a community rejoicing when its local team lifts a Gold Ball in a state-of-the-art arena. In others, they don’t stray far from the local gym floor. Both scenarios provide us with stories to tell.The 2016-17 season has carried many of those dreams to new heights. Although the area’s local basketball teams come in different shapes and sizes, there’s something to be said for each of them. Make your way to your local high school at any point over the next few weeks, and you’re bound to see something you won’t forget.Head down the road toward Blue Hill, and you’ll find a juggernaut. Between Taylor Schildroth’s dazzling athleticism, Max Mattson’s roaring dunks and Jarrod Chase’s 3-point shooting, the undefeated George Stevens Academy boys put on a show unlike any other. The team might not like to talk about it, but GSA is the heavy favorite to repeat as Class C champions in February.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThat’s not all GSA has to offer, though. Led by senior Morgan Dauk, a 6-foot center who recently reached the 1,000-point mark, the girls are currently in second place in the Class C North standings. Stearns and Narraguagus will put GSA to the test, but the Eagles are positioned as well as anyone to be make a run at a regional title.Here in Ellsworth, the boys’ team is shooting the lights out. The team doesn’t have the record it did last year, but when Bryce Harmon and Zach Harris get on a roll from beyond the arc, it’s a treat to watch. The girls’ team struggled to start the season, but its rebound is a testament to what can happen with perseverance — the Eagles have won four of their past five games and currently occupy a playoff spot. Across the Trenton Bridge is a Mount Desert Island team that has history in sight. The MDI boys haven’t won a state title in basketball since the school was consolidated in 1968, but that could very well change this season. The Trojans are 13-0, and if there were ever a year for the team to bring the Gold Ball to Bar Harbor, this could be the one. With Mac Shea, Riley Swanson, Gus Reeves, Russell Kropff, Graham Good, Drew Rich and more, the Trojans have a seemingly infinite array of weapons at their disposal. Their dominance has left many in Downeast Maine wondering what might be if MDI and GSA were to somehow meet. That isn’t going to happen, though; the two are in different class sizes and, unfortunately, aren’t scheduled to play one another.Bucksport’s girls’ team has made massive strides of its own. Two years removed from a 1-17 season, the Golden Bucks are 7-6 overall and 4-1 in their past five. The team’s defense has caused massive problems for its Class C opponents during that stretch. The Bucksport boys aren’t as strong as last year, but Chase Carmichael, Jakob Donnell and Tanner Stegner are fun to watch.At the far corners of the county, Deer Isle-Stonington and Sumner have also had moments. The Deer Isle-Stonington girls are 9-6 in Class D and are all but assured a spot in the playoffs. Sumner senior Issiac Christiansen has turned into a dominant forces around the rim and frequently scores 15 points or more.Although it’s far from over, the 2016-17 season has seen teams and players from all over the county leave their mark. There might be joy the rest of the way, but there might be heartbreak, too. Regardless, the high school students who are your sons, daughters, neighbors and friends are doing something that deserves your attention. It truly is a special time for basketball in Hancock County. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more


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USC begins run for title against Purdue

first_imgWith a healthy dose of incoming freshmen and one of the strongest groups of returning upperclassmen in recent memory, the USC women’s volleyball team is prepared to overcome last season’s quarterfinal exit in the postseason and embark on a long, successful 2013 campaign.Up and over · Senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard (1) led the Women of Troy in hitting percentage (.394) and blocks (0.95 bps) last season. – Daily Trojan file photoThe Women of Troy, ranked No. 4 in the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Associaton poll, head to West Lafayette, Ind. this weekend to participate in the Mortar Board Premier tournament. The team will square off against host No. 16 Purdue on Friday before taking on Western Kentucky and Alabama A&M in a Saturday doubleheader.“I think we’re getting challenged very well in this tournament. We have two Top-20 teams in the tournament,”  head coach Mick Haley said. “I want to get the jitters out and make everyone’s focus really strong. I hope we can win the matches, but when you start with a Top-20 team, you get everyone zeroed in quickly.”The Women of Troy put together a strong 2012 campaign, finishing the regular season 30-6 (including a dominant 17-1 mark at home) before succumbing to Texas at the NCAA Regional Championships. Though they’ve only had to face the departure of one starter — outside hitter Katie Fuller — they welcome six new freshmen at three different positions.Senior libero and captain Natalie Hagglund, a two-time All-American, emphasized the importance of leading by example and assimilating the newest members of the team.“It’s really important as a leader or upperclassmen to support the freshmen and prepare them for even worse than what it may be,” Hagglund said. “We want to make sure that our upperclassmen are focused every day, and we can share our stories and experiences with the freshmen to inspire them.”Haley noted that regardless of the roster makeup, starting the season on the right note is crucial, and drove home this point as his team prepares for the opening tournament.“We really want to get comfortable with our serve-receive patterns. Each year is different and we’ve moved players around, so there’s always a different set of patterns,” Haley said. “The other focus is having the defense be consistent. We constantly work on that because that’s what keeps us in matches when we can’t pass as well as we would like. Defense always starts with blocking and offense with passing, so those are the two points of emphasis.”Haley adopted an aggressive approach during practice, one that was certainly not lost on the players.“He has been harping on a sense of urgency, and for us that means fighting for every ball like it’s the last point,” Hagglund said. “We have to be tenacious on defense and really good in practice, because hopefully you can play a great game if you’ve been great in practice.”Winning is always an understood goal, but Haley also wants to make sure that the various parts of his lineup can coalesce into a strong, dependable unit.“Playing these teams on the road, we can’t afford to make many mistakes,” Haley said. “We played Michigan State three or four years ago up there and lost in five sets because we couldn’t sustain the focus.”USC is expected to incorporate several of the new members of the squad into the starting rotation due to the strong freshman class, ranked second in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.“We have six new members on the team and may be starting as many as two or three of them, even though we only lost one,” Haley said.Among the newcomers expected to make a mark this season are outside hitters Ebony Nwanebu of Fairview, Texas and Elise Ruddins of Laguna Niguel. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-3, respectively, the two will be expected to fill the void left by Fuller’s departure and complement the duo of sophomore Samantha Bricio and senior Sara Shaw. Being thrown into the fire against a top-20 team such as Purdue in their first collegiate match might be challenging for the freshmen, but Haley knows playing a tough nonconference schedule should help prepare them for even more formidable opponents as the season goes along.“I think it will be a very challenging trip for us,” Haley said. “But [playing tough teams] is something you have to practice.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more


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Football: Takeaways from Saturday’s snow-down against Illinois

first_imgIt snowed Saturday, and everyone lost their goddamn mind.Somewhere in the midst of the first snowfall of what is sure to be a long, arduous winter, a football game broke out.The snow came in a brief interlude of flakes that flurried down on Camp Randall during the first quarter, making a perfunctory Big Ten match-up into a must-watch epic as punters flubbed, ball carriers botched and Illinois’ white jerseys suddenly became brilliant camouflage.Football: Deal, Taylor lead Badgers to dominant 49–20 win over IllinoisIllinois had to have had just about the worst Madison experience possible Saturday. An away game versus a ranked opponent Read…Then, it was gone. We were launched back into the real world, one where the yard markers were visible on the field and we didn’t see fumbles every three plays.Hornibrook bounces back a bitAfter one of the worst performances of his career in Ann Arbor, it was no doubt Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook was bound to play at least marginally better this week against the Illini.The junior provided a strong enough showing to quell some of the critics still grouchy from last week’s disaster, but was still spotty at points.He finished the game with a full stat sheet (3TD-2INT, 13-22, 188 yards), and looked confident throughout — throwing long even when the weather may have suggested he’d be better off doing otherwise.Badger head coach Paul Chryst agreed that Hornibrook had a few miscues, but overall was enthusiastic on his direction.Football: Well, you can’t win ’em allI usually wake up on Saturday mornings with low expectations for our Badgers. “Maybe they win, maybe they lose,” I Read…“Had a couple that weren’t great,” Chryst said. “But I see what he was seeing. Obviously the picks, you want to look at a little bit closer and see. But I thought he made some really good plays.”The relationship between Hornibrook and tight end Jake Ferguson continued to strengthen, as the two connected for 62 yards on three completions and a touchdown.Saturday was the sixth time in his career Hornibrook threw three touchdowns in a game.Badgers running game varied, eliteIt’s one thing to have arguably the best running back in the nation in sophomore Jonathan Taylor.But when you can show different looks with running back Taiwan Deal, and elite runner in his own regard, as well as consistent contributor Garrett Groshek and fullback Alec Ingold, the Badgers are going to have a nice time wearing down opposing defenses and eating up clock.Saturday, despite Taylor’s 159 yards (his third best performance of the season), the star of the Badger’s running attack was truly Deal.Deal’s 111 yards on 12 carries yielded a pair of touchdowns and his best game since a 2015 147 yarder against Hawaii.Ingold also continued his ridiculous touchdown habit, with one in the passing game and one in the ground game, giving him his fourth and fifth of the year.Making the most of their opportunityWith injuries plaguing the Badger secondary, the last thing you’d expect is a five turnover game from the inexperienced replacements.Yet that’s exactly hat happened, as senior safety Evan Bondoc had a monster game during the first start of his career. He ended the contest with five tackles, a forced fumble and an interception.Bondoc was obviously well-prepared for his first start, and impressed mightily in his debut.“Bondie has worked a ton,” Chryst said. “You don’t just get ready for this opportunity last week or this week. It’s been stuff he’s been doing for his whole career here. Like I said, it was fun. Our players appreciate Bondie. When he does make plays, not just in helping us win, but for his sake, a lot of people are excited.”Linebacker Ryan Connelly was also impressed by Bondoc’s game.He praised the safety’s ability to be ready when the time came for him to step into the starting role Saturday.Football: Badgers season hinges on Saturday’s appointment with WolverinesThe No. 15 University of Wisconsin Badgers (4–1, 2–0 Big Ten) will face their season-defining match-up at the Big House Read…“Evan’s been ready, he knows what he’s doing,” Connelly said. “He knows his stuff so when he’s out there it’s just about him stepping up and making plays and that’s what he did. It’s awesome to see”The five forced turnovers from the Badgers is the most they’ve had since Northwestern in 2010, all of the turnovers occurred int he first half.Next week the Badgers will go on the road to face Northwestern at Ryan Field.last_img read more


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Watch NBA chief Adam Silver present replica ring to a Raptors fan

first_imgLast Updated: 24th October, 2019 12:41 IST Watch NBA Chief Adam Silver Present Replica Ring To A Raptors Fan The Raptors had a pre-game ring ceremony before the game against the Pelicans. One fan got NBA commissioner Adam Silver to place the ring on his finger. FOLLOW US 10 months ago Dream11 BOS vs PHI: Team news, predictions and other NBA updates WATCH US LIVE First Published: 24th October, 2019 12:41 IST The Raptors’ season-opener was an eventful one, to say the least. The Scotiabank Arean was chock full with Raptors fans as they looked to get the 2019-20 season of the NBA underway. But the game against the New Orleans Pelicans wasn’t the only thing that the Raptors’ fan base was looking forward to. Also Read | NBA: Watch Toronto Raptors Championship Ring Ceremony In Season-openerAll around the world, Raptors fans tuned into their TV sets, their laptops, their phones, what have you, to witness a glorious occasion –The championship ring ceremony. The opening night of the Raptors’ 25th season in the NBA saw over 20,000 fans flock to the Scotiabank Arena to witness Canada’s only NBA team, the Toronto Raptors receive their championship rings. Other 1200-odd fans were outside the home of the Raptors in a nearby public square known as the Jurassic Park to take in the electric atmosphere reverberating across Ontario. Also Read | NBA: Watch Kyrie Irving Speed Through Wolves Defence A @Raptors fan really got Adam Silver to present him with a replica championship ring last night. 😅 💍 👊(🎥: IG/k_jiwani) pic.twitter.com/TrnhBwwLtY— theScore (@theScore) October 23, 2019 LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA: From Steph Curry to KD, here are the highest paid players COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img 10 months ago NBA: Watch Kyrie Irving speed through Wolves defence Written By The moment will no doubt prove to be the zenith of that fan’s NBA experience. The pre-game ring ceremony will also have provided Adam Silver with a break. After a tumultuous two weeks that was engulfed with the controversy surrounding the NBA’s China tour, the NBA commissioner looked in high spirits as he presented the fan with the replica ring. The day will prove to be one that the fan will remember for a lifetime, as the Raptors then went on to win their season opener against the Pelicans later on.Also Read | VanVleet Scores Career-high 34, Raptors Top Pelicans 130-122 WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Klay Thompson may miss NBA 2019-20 regular season due to ACL injury A moment to rememberThe 20,000 in attendance on the night were due to receive replicas of the Raptors’ stunning championship rings. However, among the 20,000 fans, one particular fan had no idea that he was about to be on the receiving end of special honour. One Raptors fan got NBA commissioner Adam Silver himself to present him with the replica of the Raptor’s championship ring. While there was a replica ring in every seat at the Scotiabank Arena that night, one fan was lucky enough to have the NBA commissioner place the ring on the ring finger of his right hand. Also Read | NBA 2019-20: Live Streaming Details And Broadcast Schedule In India Best unboxing video ever #nbachamps 💍 pic.twitter.com/Pgz1bOg82q— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) October 23, 2019 Colin DCunha 10 months ago NBA: Watch Toronto Raptors championship ring ceremony in season-openerlast_img read more