Camerata Pacifica’s 25th Season Honors William A. Stewart

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The season is dedicated to the memory of founding Board member and friend Bill Stewart, whose leadership and generosity were critical to the ensemble’s early years.The season opens with a reprise of two audience favorites: the most well known of Mozart’s flute quartets (D Major, K. 285) and Schubert’s sublime E-Flat Major Piano Trio featuring Principal Pianist Warren Jones. Also on the program is the long awaited world premiere of John Harbison’s String Trio, commissioned for the ensemble’s Silver Anniversary by a consortium of Camerata audience members.Harpist Bridget Kibbey dazzled our audiences two seasons ago and returns this October as a Camerata Principal Artist. Her program will illuminate Kibbey’s reputation for redefining her instrument. Amongst a program of solo works, Bridget will collaborate with colleagues Richard O’Neill & Adrian Spence in Britten, Bach, Bruce and a premiere of a trio, Three Songs of Home, an anniversary gift from the Northern Irish composer Ian Wilson.In November, Camerata Principal Cellist Ani Aznavoorian welcomes two newer colleagues: violinist Paul Huang, who debuted with the Camerata last season and, keeping with the Northern Irish connection, our first collaboration with Belfast pianist Michael McHale.Last season’s premiere of Huang Ruo’s In Other Words has audiences still talking, not least for Richard O’Neill’s absolutely stunning performance. Another Chinese composer, Bright Sheng, was commissioned to write Hot Pepper for the Camerata — we’ll hear both works again in the first program of the New Year. Bridget Kibbey will join Nicholas Daniel in Elliott Carter’s 1992 Trilogy, and Paul Huang for Saint-Saëns brilliant Fantasie. The virtuosic program will come to a rousing close when the effervescent Ji Hye Jung and the irrepressible Jose Franch Ballester join Paul for Kevin Puts’ And Legions Will Rise.The February program is a program of favorites; music and musicians — Camerata’s wonderful principal artists, Nick Daniel, Richard O’Neill, Ani Aznavoorian & Warren Jones welcome violinist Arnaud Sussmann for his first appearance with the Camerata. The music making between these Camerata artists has become legendary and will be fully explored in this program, including a reprise performance of the Loeffler Rhapsodies, which will be absolutely magical.In March the ensemble is pleased to introduce violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Gloria Chien in a program traversing the boundaries of romanticism; from Beethoven’s proto-romantic ”Moonlight” sonata, through the gentle tones of Foote & Field, Debussy’s evocative Suite bergamasque, to the dramatic, opulently chromatic intensity of Schoenberg’s â€œTransfigured Night”.Intensity opens April’s concert with James MacMillan’s Kiss on Wood described by his publisher as “a short, static and serene meditation for violin and piano”, performed here with Warren Jones and violinist Priya Mitchell. Warren’s performance of the Lizst/Wagner Liebestod was one of his most celebrated Camerata performances and will be reprised in this program. The program will conclude with Brahms’ Horn Trio, and the amazing artistry of French hornist Martin Owen.In May, Camerata Pacifica will return to The Huntington Library to take residence in their brand new auditorium, with a reprise of the ensemble’s first program:At 7.30 p.m. on December 3rd, 1990, Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre filled with the exuberant tones of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti as The Bach Camerata launched its inaugural season. As the scholar Christoff Wolf noted, Bach used the “widest spectrum of orchestral instruments … in daring combinations. Every one of the six concertos set a precedent in scoring, and every one was to remain without parallel.” And so we conclude our 25th season as we began our 1st — in celebration, this time of 25 years of performances of music without parallel.2014/2015 Silver Anniversary Season of ConcertsThe William A. Stewart SeasonSeptember 2014Thursday, September 11, 8pm, Los AngelesFriday, September 12, 1pm and 7.30 pm, Santa BarbaraSunday, September 14, 3pm, VenturaTuesday, September 16, 8pm, PasadenaMozart, W. A. – Quartet for Flute & Strings in D Major, K. 285Harbison, John – String Trio (World Premiere)Schubert, Franz – Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929*Movses Pogossian, Richard O’Neill, Ani Aznavoorian, Raman Ramakrishnan, Warren JonesOctober 2014Friday, October 10, 1pm and 7:30pm, Santa BarbaraSunday, October 12, 3pm, VenturaTuesday, October 14, 8pm, PasadenaThursday, October 16, 8pm, Los AngelesBach, J.S. – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565Britten, Benjamin – Lachrymae, Op. 48*Agócs, Katie – Northern Lights*Wilson, Ian – Three Songs of Home (World Premiere) - A gift from the composer to celebrate the 25th seasonBach, J.S. – Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 525*D’Rivera, Paquito – Bandoneon*Bruce, David – Caja de MusicaBruce, David – The Eye of Night*Barros, Jose Benito – El PescadorAdrian Spence, Richard O’Neill, Bridget KibbeyNovember 2014Sunday, November 9, 3pm, VenturaTuesday, November 11, 8pm, PasadenaThursday, November 13, 8pm, Los AngelesFriday, November 14, 1pm and 7:30pm, Santa BarbaraSchubert, Franz – Four Impromptus, D. 899Grieg, Edvard – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45Dvořák, Antonin – Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65*Paul Huang, Ani Aznavoorian, Michael McHaleJanuary 2015Sunday, January 11, 3pm, VenturaTuesday, January 13, 8pm, PasadenaThursday, January 15, 8pm, Los AngelesFriday, January 16, 1pm and 7:30pm, Santa BarbaraCarter, Elliott – TrilogyHuang Ruo – In Other Words for Vocalized Violist and Chamber EnsembleCommissioned by Frank & Ann Everts, Premiered September 20th, 2012Saint-Saëns, Camille – Fantasie for Violin & Harp, Op. 124*Sheng, Bright – Hot Pepper* Commissioned by Bob Peirce & Sharon Harroun Peirce, Premiered September 10th, 2010Puts, Kevin -And Legions Will Rise*Adrian Spence, Nicholas Daniel, Jose Franch Ballester, Paul Huang, Agnes Gottschewski, Richard O’Neill, Ani Aznavoorian, Tim Eckert, Bridget Kibbey, Ji Hye JungFebruary 2015Tuesday, February 3, 8pm, PasadenaThursday, February 5, 8pm, Los AngelesFriday, February 6, 1pm and 7:30pm, Santa BarbaraSunday, February 8, 3pm, VenturaBritten, Benjamin – Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49Hindemith, Paul – Viola Sonata in F Major, Op. 11, No. 4Loeffler, Charles – Two Rhapsodies for Viola, Oboe, and Piano*Schumann, Robert – Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47*Nicholas Daniel, Arnaud Sussmann, Richard O’Neill, Ani Aznavoorian, Warren JonesMarch 2015Sunday, March 15, 3pm, VenturaTuesday, March 17, 8pm, PasadenaThursday, March 19, 8pm, Los AngelesFriday, March 20, 1pm and 7:30pm, Santa BarbaraFoote, Arthur – Nocturne & ScherzoField, John – Quintet for Piano & Strings in A-Flat MajorBeethoven, Ludwig van – Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, “Quasi una fantasia,” Op. 27, No. 2*Debussy, Claude – Suite bergamasqueSchoenberg, Arnold – Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4*Adrian Spence, Kristin Lee, Richard O’Neill, Ani Aznavoorian, Gloria ChienApril 2015Sunday, April 12, 3pm, VenturaTuesday, April 14, 8pm, PasadenaThursday, April 16, 8pm, Los AngelesFriday, April 17, 1pm and 7:30pm, Santa BarbaraMacMillan, James – Kiss on WoodBrahms, Johannes – Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 100Wagner Richard/Liszt, Franz – Liebestod*Brahms, Johannes – Horn Trio*Priya Mitchell, Martin Owen, Warren JonesMay 2015Sunday, May 10, 3pm, VenturaTuesday, May 12, 8pm, San MarinoThursday, May 14, 8pm, Los AngelesFriday, May 15 7:30pm, Santa BarbaraSaturday, May 16 2pm, Santa Barbara & Gala DinnerThe Complete Brandenburg Concerti of Johann Sebastian BachAdrian Spence, Melanie Lançon, Nicholas Daniel, John Steinmetz, Steve Becknell, Martin Owen, Catherine Leonard, Agnes Gottschewski, Richard O’Neill, Jonathan Moerschel, Ani Aznavoorian, Raman Ramakrishnan, Tim Eckert, Paolo Bordignon*denotes Santa Barbara Lunchtime Concert repertoire.Programs and Artists subject to change without notice.Contact Camerata Pacifica at (805) 884-8410, (800) 557-BACH (2224), or visit and Ticket InformationSanta Barbara: Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road7:30pm concert $47 single tickets, $12 Student Rush1:00 pm Lunchtime* concert $24 single tickets, $12 Student RushLos Angeles: Zipper Hall, Colburn School, 200 South Grand Avenue8:00pm concert $45, $10 Student RushVentura: Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road3:00pm concert $40 single tickets, $10 Student RushPasadena: Civic Auditorium Gold Room, 300 East Green Street8:00pm concert $48 single tickets, $13 Student RushSan Marino: The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford RoadMay 12, 2015 8:00pm concert $48, $13 Student RushSubscription information and group rate details available upon request.center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Music Camerata Pacifica’s 25th Season Honors William A. 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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker adjusts a machine which extrudes plastic and rubber components.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker trims a plastic component.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker operates a machine which extrudes rubber car mats.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here car headrests are being sewn together.Photo: Rodger Bosch, » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. The car headrests will be filled with expanding foam that gives them their shape.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. The car headrests will be filled with expanding foam that gives them their shape.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image EEastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 15: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Global role for Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

first_imgMauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been named the vice-chairman and trustee of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). The organisation is striving for the scientific independence of Africa. South Africa is also actively engaging young people to take up careers in the Stem fields. Newly appointed vice-chairman of the Planet Earth Institute, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, gives a keynote address at the London headquarters of the institute on 1 July 2015. South African Minister of Science Naledi Pandor is in the background. (Image: Facebook) • Meet the new president of Mauritius  • New push for careers in science and innovation  • Infographic: Africa’s best brands  • Enactus promotes entrepreneurship, innovation  • Social assistance & your taxes: how many people do you support?  Priya PitamberScientist, biologist and president of Mauritius – now Ameenah Gurib-Fakim can add another role to her list: she has been appointed vice-chairman and trustee of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) striving for the scientific independence of Africa.“Mauritius has a proud track record of investing in scientific excellence and developing research,” she said. “In the future, science, technology and innovation will be vital in creating jobs and prosperity for our citizens in Mauritius and across the mainland African continent.“I look forward to helping lead the PEI’s work as vice-chairman and trustee, and in turn to contributing to our continent’s increasing scientific and technological excellence, as the underlying foundations of our sustainable development.”PEI will also open an office in Mauritius to run science, technology and innovation programmes. The organisation’s headquarters is in London; it also has an office in Luanda, Angola.The Mauritian office will open on 23 November. There will also be a high level meeting with African government ministries, international institutions, private businesses, local and pan-African universities, and civil society. A policy roundtable will focus on “Mauritius and Africa’s scientific independence: the role of business”.A huge privilege to welcome @aguribfakim to @PlanetEarthInst & a fantastic step forward for our work #scienceAfrica — Alvaro Sobrinho (@Alvaro_Sobrinho) October 22, 2015Soon after becoming president, Gurib-Fakim opened up in an interview with TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation. She said as a female biologist, she had been through the glass ceiling but would like to set a positive example for young people, especially girls. “I hope to be a role model to promote the learning of science, to make it interesting and sexy.”President of Mauritius & scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim joins @PlanetEarthInst. Hear our Q&A on science, devp &gender— SciDev.Net (@SciDevNet) October 22, 2015Stats and figuresAccording to the PEI, Africa’s scientific output is among the lowest globally. “As a continent of over a billion people and more than 50 nations, it has been producing roughly the same amount of scientific research as the Netherlands for the last 20 years,” the institution’s website reads.The continent also has one of the world’s lowest tertiary enrolment rates – of 7% compared to a world average of 30% – and “science is often further underrepresented and overlooked by students, with only around one in 10 choosing Stem (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects at university”. As a result, Africa continues to look elsewhere for scientific knowledge and expertise. Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of Stem subjects, but progress is being made. (Image: Screengrab via PEI)The PEI wants to change that. “Scientific independence is not and could never be scientific isolation – collaboration and co-operation is at the heart of scientific progression – but scientific independence for Africa means ultimately Africa can take better control of its resources, its people and its future,” the organisation said.It would like Stem subjects to be part of governments’ policies and priorities, to have the continent train and retain African scientists, and inspire the next generation into the field. “Ultimately, we believe scientific independence means that African problems can be solved by African-led solutions. Yes, supported by working in partnership with others around the globe, but with Africa independent and empowered to design and deliver its own sustainable future.”Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, the chairman of the PEI, said while Africa had sustained economic growth over the past decade, scientific and technological output had not kept pace. “Yet, if we want to ensure that sustainable development is a reality for all, we must make greater investments in science and technology, and equip our next generations with the skills they need to compete in a globalised, 21st century workplace.”South Africa’s progressThe country’s National Development Plan (NDP) aims to promote initiatives that offer young people access to higher education, skills development and training opportunities. It would also like to improve South Africa’s and Africa’s place in the world.There are numerous projects running to encourage young people to tackle Stem subjects, from school into university.National Science Week is held annually in South Africa to celebrate the Stem subjects, including innovation. It is led by the Department of Science and Technology and it brings together various stakeholders, role players and interest groups to promote awareness of the value of Stem to people’s daily lives.“We have an unfortunate legacy inherited from the former education system of our country, which discouraged black learners from taking mathematics and science for matric,” said Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor at the opening of the Unesco Africa Engineering Week at the University of Johannesburg in 2014. She called on children at the event to reverse the legacy and take up those subjects.“Our desperate need is for you, as the future of this country, to take the decision from Grade 10 right through to Grade 12, to study maths and science at school, and to persevere with these subjects, right up to university,” the minister said. “If you stick with this decision, in 20 years’ time our country will be transformed.”Bayanda Madi, an Ncube High School student, was inspired. “By studying maths and science, young people will be able to help South Africa develop,” she said. “I have learned that engineering makes life easy; engineers build bridges and roads to improve movement and create a healthy environment in communities to reduce overcrowding which often brings diseases like TB, for example,” said the aspiring mechanical engineer.Mzansi for ScienceThe Department of Science and Technology was also behind the launch of the online information hub, Mzansi for Science. It contains career and bursary information, and information about funding in the sector.“We are on a mission in Mzansi to make all South Africans realise that the gold of our tomorrow does not lie underground but in the minds of our current and future technologists, scientists, engineers, and innovators,” reads the website. “Our beautiful country is a gold mine of ideas and new inventions just waiting to happen.” The career opportunities in the fields of science and technology are endless. What are you currently studying or hoping to study in the near future? Posted by Mzansi For Science on Tuesday, September 1, 2015The site was also created to raise awareness about the role of science, technology and innovation. It also celebrates unsung South African heroes and encourages South Africans to study, support and invest in the sciences.We have started a movement to get all South Africans to use #science, #technology and #innovation — Mzansi For Science (@Mzansi4Science) August 28, 2015 South Africa’s riches don’t lie underground, but in the minds of scientists and innovators. Together we can achieve great things! Posted by Mzansi For Science on Friday, August 28, 2015The department partnered with the South African National Space Agency, the Technology Innovation Agency, the Mineral and Metallurgical Innovation (Mintek), the Academy of Science of South Africa, and the National Research Foundation to create the portal.last_img read more

Howard, Hornets rally to beat Wizards in overtime

first_imgView comments Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds, including a key block at the end of regulation and a crucial offensive rebound in overtime, in the Hornets’ 129-124 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.The Hornets improved to 7-2 at home. But they’re still below .500 overall because of a 1-7 road record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We love playing at home,” Howard said. “Thank you, Charlotte. That energy in the building is what keeps us going. But now we need that same energy on the road.”There was plenty of energy in the Spectrum Center as the Hornets rallied from a 9-point deficit with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “We had the game won,” said John Wall, who had 31 points and 11 assists to lead the Wizards. “Give them a lot of credit because they are a team that never stops fighting for sure. They just came and took the game from us.”Hornets guard Nic Batum left the game in the second quarter with a left elbow contusion and did not return. Batum missed the first 12 games of season with a torn ligament in the same elbow.Clifford offered no update on Batum’s injury.If Batum is unable to go, Lamb would return to the starting lineup and rookie Malik Monk would likely see additional playing time.Along with the steal and layup in overtime, Lamb made some big shots for the Hornets with Batum out of the game. That’s become par for the course this year.Lamb is averaging 16 points per game this season, while shooting a career-best 41.3 percent from 3-point range. He’s never averaged more than 10 points per game in his previous five seasons and never shot better than 35.6 percent from beyond the arc.“I just try to make plays,” Lamb said. “Kemba has a lot on his shoulders the whole game so I try to help him on the offensive end at the end of the game because they trap him and I’m left open so I just try to knock down those shots.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hornets coach Steve Clifford said “nine points in this league — as good as these guys are— is not that big of a deal.”The Hornets battled back behind the gritty play of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb, who each finished with 24 points.Walker made a driving layup with 17 seconds left and then added two free throws with 2 seconds remaining to tie it. Howard blocked Beal’s baseline jumper at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.Charlotte carried the momentum into the extra period with Walker knocking down a leaning 3-pointer from the top of the key after a scramble for a loose ball. Lamb followed with a block and a coast-to-coast layup for a 5-point lead.Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added a driving layup and Lamb buried a jumper from just beyond the foul line to push the lead to six with 1:24 remaining. But the big basket came when Howard grabbed air-ball from Lamb out of the air and laid it in to beat the shot clock.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LeBron gets stitches, scores 23 in fourth as Cavs beat Nets Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, drives into Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—The Charlotte Hornets keep finding ways to win at home.Now if Dwight Howard and his teammates can figure out how to win away from Charlotte they might become a very dangerous team.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justicelast_img read more

Sexton’s 25 Leads Cavs Over Bruised Bucks Missing Giannis

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Collin Sexton scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.Sexton made a 3-pointer with 1:42 left and dropped a driving layup one minute later as the Cavs held on. Down 105-102, Milwaukee had a chance to tie it but had an ugly turnover without getting a shot off.Khris Middleton scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe 24 for the Bucks, who couldn’t wrap up their first division title since 2001. They were at a disadvantage as Antetokounmpo sat his second straight game with a sprained right ankle.The Bucks weren’t just without Antetokounmpo, one of the top MVP candidates, either. They were also down five other rotational players including starting guard Malcolm Brogdon (foot) and forward Nikola Mirotic (thumb).Sexton’s development has been one of the bright spots in an otherwise dreary season for Cleveland. He became the only rookie in team history to score at least 23 points in seven straight games. Austin Carr (1972) did it six times.Cleveland’s Kevin Love, who missed Monday’s game in Detroit with a sore lower back, left in the third quarter with an apparent head injury. He banged heads with Bledsoe late in the second quarter and played three minutes in the third before going to the locker room.Love finished with 10 rebounds in 18 minutes.While the Bucks are nursing injuries, the Cavs were as close to full strength as they’ve been in months as Tristan Thompson returned after missing 26 games with a sore left foot. It was a rare chance for coach Larry Drew to have three of his top frontcourt players in Thompson, Love and Larry Nance Jr., who had missed the previous five games with a chest bruise.“It feels a little weird having all these bodies back and being able to experiment with some things,” Drew said. “It’s a nice problem to have.”Middleton did all he could to carry the Bucks in the first half by scoring 18 points. But without enough support, he couldn’t keep up with the better-balanced Cavs, who built a 16-point lead and went into the locker room at halftime leading by 11.TIP-INSBucks: Were also without G Sterling Brown (wrist), G Donte DiVicenzo (heel), G George Hill (groin) and C Pau Gasol (ankle). … Coach Mike Budenholzer and Bledsoe were given technicals for arguing during the break between the first and second quarters. … Budenholzer dismissed a report that Mirotic, who got hurt during Tuesday’s win over the Lakers, could be out for as long as a month. The Bucks did not provide a timeline in their release. “These things can always change,” he said. “In a perfect world, they’re less. Sometimes they take longer. This is a little bit of a unique injury.” … Antetokounmpo scored 44 with 14 rebounds in Milwaukee’s win at Cleveland on Dec. 14. … Dropped to 13-2 in the Central.Cavaliers: Nance finished with seven points, a team-high five assists, two steals and two blocks. … Although having Thompson on the floor would have certainly helped them win some games, Drew said the Cavs didn’t push Thompson. “I was hoping we would have gotten him back sooner,” Drew said. “But any time you are dealing with an injury, you can’t rush players back. ” … G Matthew Dellavedova missed his seventh straight game with a concussion.UP NEXTBucks: Host Miami on Friday.Cavaliers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.By: Tom Withers, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Video: Daniel Tosh Gives Alabama Grad On Writing Staff Auburn Tattoos

first_imgDaniel Tosh giving an Alabama grad an Auburn neck tattoo.Twitter/@winnalexComedian Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, really really really hates the Alabama Crimson Tide. On several occasions, he has ripped both Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin on his show, and that continued with last night’s episode.To reiterate his disdain for everything Crimson Tide, a shirtless Daniel Tosh made two Alabama alumni on his writing team get temporary Auburn neck tattoos and yell “War Eagle.”#WarEagle @danieltosh @heartofauburn @wareaglereader— Laurie (@winnalex) August 3, 2016The two writers really don’t seem to mind the gag. Many Alabama fans probably wouldn’t be nearly as cool with it, although you know what you’re in for as an Alabama fan working for Tosh. We’re really unsure of the context here, or why Tosh decided to pull this with college football a few months away, but for him there is no bad time to troll Alabama fans.On a previous episode of his show, Tosh, a Miami Dolphins fan, read excerpts from an unauthorized Saban biography to children, in which the Alabama head coach gives sex advice to his players. The comedian, who bears a resemblance to Lane Kiffin, also made fun of his doppelganger amidst some salacious rumors that emerged about him last September. He also took shots at the College Football Playoff committee for Alabama’s ranking last November.Alabama isn’t the only college football target in Tosh’s cross-hairs, though. He also took a very NSFW shot at Michigan, which drew the ire of Wolverines Jourdan Lewis and John O’Korn on Twitter.Alabama isn’t going anywhere, and Tosh.0 was renewed for a ninth season this past March. You can expect that this won’t be the last time he decides to work his hate for the Crimson Tide into the show. If so, he probably won’t have too much trouble picking up some Auburn fan viewers along the way.[War Eagle Reader]last_img read more

Nashville Star Charles Esten Brings Light to the Dark World of Cancer

first_imgEvery three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. No one knows this better than “Nashville” star Charles Esten and his wife Patty. Esten’s 15-year-old daughter, Addie, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2 ½.Charles Esten and leukemia survivor daughter Addie to join thousands across the country for Light The Night Walks to raise funds for cancer curesNaturally, their world was turned upside down. But, they quickly learned that there was hope, based on research to advance new treatments and cures for leukemia, much of it funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).Esten and his family Light The NightEsten and his family’s dedication to LLS has grown stronger each year and, today, LLS announced Esten is the 2015 National Light The Night Walk Honorary Chair. Since 1999, LLS has held Light The Night Walks in almost 200 cities across the country, to raise funds for its mission and pay tribute to those lost to blood cancers and honor those who are survivors.“It was a dark and scary day when we found out that our Addie had leukemia,” stated Esten. “The first ray of light was the reassurance from our doctor that there was hope – there were medicines and procedures that could help our little girl. All that hope, and all that help, came from research…research made possible with funds raised by LLS and other organizations. That’s why it’s so important for our family to participate in Light The Night, and to inspire people all over the country to join us.”LLS’s Light The Night walks have raised more than $495 million since they began 16 years ago, and have helped LLS invest more than $1 billion in research to advance lifesaving treatments for people with blood cancers.George Omiros, LLS executive vice president, chief campaign & field development officer, stated, “This year, with Charles Esten at the helm, along with his daughter Addie, and the rest of their family, we are aiming to increase the awareness for LLS and inspire more individuals, families and teams to join us. Addie is living proof that funds raised for research do result in lifesaving treatments and cures. We are extremely grateful that Charles and his family are helping us spread the word about the urgent need for patients with blood cancer.”LLS is set to maximize Esten’s role through a national Public Service Announcement, a Radio News Release and extensive educational materials to promote the Light The Night campaign, from early April through September. Esten and his family will lead the way at the Light The Night Walk in Nashville on October 9, 2015. Fans and those who want to donate to LLS can visit Esten’s personal donation page.“Walking in the Light The Night Walk, with thousands of people carrying lanterns, you can’t help but feel the support. To have all those people out there, together, holding lanterns, nobody there is alone,” Esten explained. “I know it’s The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s hope that every year there are fewer gold lanterns (commemorating those lost to the disease). Your lantern will make a difference. It will be a little brighter on that night because you and the team you created brought your lanterns. Start a team. Join a team.”Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in nearly 200 communities across North America each fall. Participants carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Anyone big, small, young and old can shine a light on the importance of finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.Today, LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers. Through its efforts it has invested more than $1 billion in cutting-edge research to advance therapies. Thanks to research, survival rates for patients with many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the early 1960s. Yet, despite these advances, about one third of patients with blood cancer still do not survive even five years after their diagnosis.To form a team or to learn more, call 877.LTN.WALK or visit read more