Speaker explores music in ancient Greek dramas

first_imgThe Nanovic Institute for European Studies hosted keynote speaker Mary-Kay Gamel as part of its graduate student conference “Classics and/in Performance” in McKenna Hall last Friday morning. Her lecture, titled “Greek Drama: A Musical Theatre,” explored the integrality of music to ancient Greek dramas and stressed the desirability, both for authenticity and for generating meaning, of incorporating music into contemporary theatrical adaptations of those plays. Gamel, professor emeritus of classics, comparative literature and theatre arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, said her career as a literary classicist was transformed after a “call from Dionysus,” in the form of a petition from an undergraduate theatre major, persuaded her to focus on translating, adapting and staging plays. Performance studies of the texts generate a unique analytical lens for those works, Gamel said.“You can find out things about Greek drama by doing productions that you can’t find out any other way,” she said. “And also, it’s a lot of fun.”Gamel said music is an often overlooked component of classical dramas. References to music in works urge characters to express themselves in song. Gamel said she hopes that contemporary productions will treat textual allusions to music literally.“Song and dance are not optional frills added to ancient Greek drama. They are an essential part of the meaning and effect, intellectual and emotional,” Gamel said. “Song and dance allow the larger-than-life characters to express important ideas and feelings more powerfully, intricately, and effectively than in spoken dialogue. No one would think about doing a production of Verdi’s ‘Don Carlo’ or Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ without singers and musicians. Why do we continue to accept music-less Greek drama?”Gamel’s address was structured around video clips from modern adaptations of plays such as ‘Prometheus Bound’ and ‘Orestes,’ which employed differing methods to pursue authenticity to the original texts. One based its dances on ancient artwork and costumed its cast in traditional Greek masks; others used chorus lines, hip-hop and tunes borrowed from Beyoncé. Gamel’s productions favored the latter approach.“Here’s the Catch-22 of historical authenticity: the closer a modern production approaches the formal (practices) of its original production, the stranger it will be to a modern audience, and the stranger the effect on a modern audience, the [broader the] margin of their reactions will be from those of the original audience,” Gamel said. To narrow the reaction gap between audiences, a production might pursue “inductive authenticity,” combining tradition and innovation to “lead the audiences to particular responses,” she said. The innovation that this approach allows is conducive to the development of another type of authenticity, one that clarifies the art of adaptation as a project of balancing tradition and development.“My justification for making adaptations is that every ancient Greek playwright did exactly the same. They changed the myths they inherited and sometimes even explicitly criticized their predecessors’ choices,” Gamel said. “This kind of authenticity … is called ‘expressive authenticity’ — the idea that every art work, especially great, complex ones, have emergent value, ideas and possibilities in them that under the right circumstances can and should be expressed. We’re not trying always to capture the original meanings, but to find new ones.”Gamel said the process of adaptation can also discover the pertinence of ancient texts to modern social problems, and utilizing modern music can help to obviate the texts’ contemporary relevancy. The idea of relating Greek dramas to specific communities is part of its history.“Another kind of authenticity I call ‘structural authenticity’ involves evaluating the connection between the performance, its music, the theater in which it’s being performed and the community for which it’s being performed,” Gamel said. “The Festival of Dionysus was a community theater, sponsored by the state, with average citizens performing the roles.“There is a very strong connection to democracy here — you don’t have to be an aristocrat to have artistic ability and training. Theatrical productions at modern community theaters, including those on university campuses, can raise issues important to their community.”Whichever musical styles a production engages to articulate meaning and to pursue these various strains of authenticity, Gamel said what matters principally is that contemporary adaptations use music at all. “Music is one element, I think, which we can believe connects the modern and the ancient world,” Gamel said. “The nature of the music may be different, but the aim is the same: to make clear and powerful the feelings and the issues in this emotional medium, which both ancient read more

Raul Jimenez told to snub Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid by Wolves legend

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Mar 2020 12:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link932Shares Comment Jimenez insists he’s ‘happy’ at Wolves (Picture: Getty)Raul Jimenez has no reason to leave Wolves amid transfer interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid. That’s the view of Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Steve Bull, who believes the Mexico international can win silverware at Molineux.Jimenez, who has scored 13 goals and provided six assists in 28 Premier League starts this season, insists he’s ‘happy’ at the West Midlands club and won’t seek an exit even if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side fail to qualify for the Champions League. And Wolves hero Bull, who scored more than 300 goals in 13 seasons in Wolverhampton, expects Jimenez to stay true to his word.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘I cannot see any reason why he would want to leave,’ Bull told the Shropshire Star.‘Jimenez can score goals for fun as he has the talent, the work-rate and – most importantly – the supply.‘It is not as if he has running his socks off, doing a lot of work for the team, and getting nothing in return. Raul Jimenez told to snub Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid by Wolves legend Bull (right) is a big fan of Jimenez (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘He gets chances in every single game he plays, so no wonder he is happy being here.‘Real Madrid, of course, have been linked with Jimenez in the Spanish press.‘And even though he has come out and outlined his commitment to Wolves, such speculation is likely to continue over the next few months.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘It shows how far we have come when our players are being associated with such teams.‘The ultimate question, though, is whether Jimenez can fulfil his ambitions – winning silverware – at Wolves?‘For me at least, the answer to that is an emphatic yes.’Should Raul Jimenez leave Wolves?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

‘A golden moment’, says Koneru Humpy after India won gold medal in the 2020 Chess Olympiad

first_img World Women Rapid Champion Koneru Humpy on Monday expressed glee after India became joint champions of the first-ever FIDE online Chess Olympiad. Connectivity issues ultimately led to India sharing the trophy with Russia. The Indian squad at the Chess Olympiad 2020 included Vishwanathan Anand, Vidit Santosh Gujarati (captain), P. Harikrishna, Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, Bhakti Kulkarni, Nihal Sarin, Divya Deshmukh, R. Praggnanandha, Vantika Agrawal, R. Vaishali, and Arvind Chithambaram. Speaking to ANI, Humpy said that It is a golden moment for the Indian chess fraternity adding that the victory will motivate many youngsters. “It is a golden moment for the Indian chess fraternity. I think this victory will motivate many youngsters to take up Chess as a profession,” said Humpy. Prachi Mankani Last Updated: 31st August, 2020 18:27 IST ‘A Golden Moment’, Says Koneru Humpy After India Won Gold Medal In The 2020 Chess Olympiad World Women Rapid Champion Koneru Humpy on Monday expressed glee after India became joint champions of the first-ever FIDE online Chess Olympiad. READ: Ajinkya Rahane lauds India’s gold medal at FIDE Chess Olympiad, calls it a ‘proud moment’The dramatic finalRussia was initially declared the winner of the chess olympiad but after India officially lodged a complaint, stating that two of its players, Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh, lost connection towards the end of the game, along with several other users, FIDE decided to consider the appeal and announce India and Russia as joint winners. In the first round, all games ended in a draw, but it was actually a narrow escape by Russia, as India was clearly pressing for a match win. The second round started with important changes in both teams: India threw Anand into the battle, Vidit moved to board two replacing Harikrishna, and Nihal Sarin replaced Praggnanandhaa. On the Russian side, Dubov, Goryachkina and Esipenko replaced Artemiev, Lagno, and Sarana, respectively.It’s India’s first such victory and the first for Russia since 2002. COMMENT READ: Amit Shah congratulates Team India on winning Chess Olympiad, calls it ‘Proud moment’ 1 week ago FM Nirmala Sitharaman to meet bankers on loan recast on Thursday 1 week ago India clinch gold after dramatic Chess Olympiad 2020 finale, Russia declared joint-winners Written By 2 weeks ago Nirmala Sitharaman congratulates Team India on entering FIDE Chess Olympiad quarter-finals LIVE TV 2 weeks ago Gujrathi, Humpy offered hotel rooms to play remaining Online Chess Olympiad matches WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US 2 weeks ago Online Chess Olympiad: India notch up three easy wins SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 31st August, 2020 18:27 ISTlast_img

Lopetegui gambled everything and lost the lot after being sacked by Real Madrid

first_img– Cracks appeared –Zinedine Zidane was always a hard act to follow given his three consecutive Champions League triumphs, not to mention the Frenchman’s popularity in the dressing room.But beneath the celebrations in May, cracks were already appearing. Madrid finished 17 points behind Barcelona in the league, Zidane departed and then Cristiano Ronaldo followed, taking an average of 50 goals per season with him.Perez opted against signing a big-name replacement, which left Lopetegui short up front, while the problems in attack quickly spread to the defence, where Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane have become increasingly erratic.“It is not just Julen’s fault”, read the headline on the front page of Marca, Spain’s biggest selling daily, on Monday.Madrid’s dreadful recent run showed no sign of abating at the Camp Nou, however. They have managed one win in their last seven matches, sit ninth in La Liga and earlier this month went more than eight hours without a goal.Some now believe, perhaps Perez included, that the team needs a firmer hand. Conte is a demanding coach, meticulous in his tactical preparation and unrelenting when it comes to defensive organisation.After Sunday’s game, Ramos pointedly stated that managing the dressing room at Real is more important than technical knowledge.“Respect is earned, it isn’t imposed,” Ramos said. “Those are the coaches with whom we’ve won titles. Managing the dressing room is more important than the knowledge of a coach.”The next coach will be tasked with closing a seven-point gap on Barcelona, who returned to the top of the La Liga table after their emphatic win last weekend.Ramos insisted the title is not yet lost.“There are people that would believe, others that wouldn’t,” Ramos said. “I have won La Liga from 10 points behind. The key to success is to work. Madrid never gives up when it can turn the situation around.”Share on: WhatsApp Julen LopeteguiMadrid, Spain | AFP | Julen Lopetegui’s brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach lasted just 139 days after the club confirmed he had been sacked on Monday.Lopetegui was dismissed following a meeting of the board of directors, who concluded there had been a “great disproportion between the quality of the staff of Real Madrid…and the results obtained to date”.Santiago Solari, the club’s B team coach, has been put in temporary charge and is now expected to lead Real for their Copa del Rey game against minnows Melilla on Wednesday.The Argentinian could also remain in post for Saturday’s La Liga match at home to Real Valladolid.Lopetegui’s last game proved a humiliation as Madrid were hammered 5-1 by rivals Barcelona in the Clasico on Sunday. The defeat was their fifth in seven games and, seemingly, convinced president Florentino Perez that change was required.“This decision, adopted from the highest level of responsibility, aims to change the dynamics of the first team, when all the objectives of this season are still achievable,” a club statement read on Monday.“The Board of Directors understands that there is a great disproportion between the quality of the staff of Real Madrid, which has eight players nominated for the next Golden Ball, something unprecedented in the history of the club, and the results obtained to date.”Madrid’s eagerness to emphasise the talent in their squad was noticeable and perhaps a reminder for potential successors, who may not be easy to find.Antonio Conte is the early favourite but initial talks have not gone smoothly, according to reports in the Spanish press. Others linked with the post include Belgium coach Roberto Martinez and former Real Madrid midfielder, Guti.Solari is the man in position, however, after two seasons with Castilla, in which he oversaw them finishing 11th and eighth in Segunda B.For Lopetegui, the two biggest jobs in Spanish football have been lost in less than five months after his decision to join Madrid also cost him his role as Spain manager at the World Cup.Spain subsequently failed in Russia under Fernando Hierro, their stand-in coach, and now Lopetegui’s failure at Madrid has been confirmed too.last_img

Firmino strikes late to take Liverpool into Club World Cup final

first_imgLiverpool got off to a flying start and were rewarded with the opening goal in the 12th minute.Salah left the crowd gasping as he produced a stunning pass to release Keita, the midfielder running into the box and lashing a first-time shot past goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero.However, Monterrey’s response was swift, as they drew level within two minutes.Jesus Gallardo’s shot was saved low down by Alisson, but Funes Mori — the brother of former Everton defender Ramiro — was on hand to convert the rebound.– Game plan pays off –The Mexicans grew in confidence after that, with captain Dorlan Pabon, the Colombian international forward, producing one goalbound piledriver that forced a fine save out of Alisson, one of several from the Brazilian goalkeeper.Alisson again denied Pabon early in the second half as he came up with another fine stop from a free-kick, and he was also needed to turn a curling Funes Mori shot around the post midway through the second half.It was then that Klopp sent on Mane for Shaqiri, and soon afterwards it was Alexander-Arnold who entered the fray in place of James Milner. Firmino then came on for Origi late on.Clearly determined to avoid a draining extra half-hour, Klopp’s game plan paid off as Firmino pounced in the 91st minute.“The team played really well and gave everything,” said Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed.“Overall I thought we had the clearest chances and their goalkeeper made four or five big saves. It would have been fairer had the game gone to extra time.”Share on: WhatsApp Doha, Qatar | AFP | Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool edged out Mexican side Monterrey 2-1 at the Club World Cup in Doha on Wednesday and set up a final this weekend against Flamengo.The game had started very well for Jurgen Klopp’s team, with Naby Keita firing them into an early lead, to the delight of almost everyone in the crowd at the Khalifa International Stadium.However, Monterrey quickly drew level through Argentine striker Rogelio Funes Mori and the most recent winners of the CONCACAF Champions League matched the Reds for long spells.But then, just as the game moved into the first of three added minutes, and with extra time looming, Firmino popped up to turn a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross into the net from close range and take the Anfield side through.Having taken time out from their seemingly relentless march towards the Premier League title to come to Qatar, Liverpool will be relieved at coming through this test, and they remain on course to win this competition for the first time.“It was a tough game. They were very aggressive against us. I think the referee didn’t protect us too much but I’m not here to complain about it,” said Mohamed Salah after being named the man of the match.“But I think in the end we showed our quality and we won in the last minute so I think we deserved it.”The victory came despite Klopp being without centre-back Virgil van Dijk due to illness, the Dutchman having previously played in every game this season apart from in the League Cup.Jordan Henderson played in central defence, while Sadio Mane started on the bench along with Firmino and Alexander-Arnold, with Klopp handing starts to the likes of Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi.“It was only possible the hard way,” said Klopp of the way in which his side won.“We had problems before the game, we knew we would have some problems in the game, but I really think the boys did exceptionally well.”At such a busy stage in the season, Klopp also admitted his relief when the winning goal went in, saying: “I was actually afraid of extra time to be honest so I was more than happy when Bobby scored that goal.”last_img

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2015

first_imgMartin Pedroza10211171011%$476,160 Tyler Baze14517151712%$1,035,884 John Sadler647111011%$478,246 Peter Eurton4496720%$417,528 Mike Smith6915141022%$1,329,341 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mark Casse3975518%$594,800 Elvis Trujillo1231417911%$904,352 Gary Stevens54107919%$740,202 A. C. Avila1850228%$107,524 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Felipe Valdez2364526%$129,498 NASHOBA’S GOLD SET FOR PRESIDENTS’ DAY FEATUREWith Joe Talamo committed to ride War Story in Monday’s Southwest Stakes at the Fair Grounds, Rafael Bejarano picked up the mount on Nashoba’s Gold in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita on Presidents’ Day.Talamo had ridden Nashoba’s Gold in all of her six career starts, winning three, including the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita last May 4. Unfortunately for Joe, Tom Amoss, trainer of War Story, called an audible and will not run in the Southwest, leaving Talamo between a rock and a hard place.Bejarano, currently comfortably atop Santa Anita’s jockey standings, was impressed when he worked Nashoba’s Gold three furlongs on turf Thursday in 36 seconds.“She went well; I think she’s ready for the race,” Bejarano said of the 4-year-old gray daughter of Smart Strike, trained by Carla Gaines for owner/breeder Warren Williamson.The field for the Buena Vista: La Tia, Joel Rosario, 5-2; Winning Rhythm, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Diversy Harbor, Gary Stevens, 3-1; Blingismything, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1; Nashoba’s Gold, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Annecdote, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; and Uzziel, Fernando Perez, 20-1.            Monday is Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Fans can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Philip D’Amato4188720%$419,460 Flavien Prat5995615%$425,430 Martin Garcia7413121018%$1,095,380 Richard Mandella3485624%$373,430 Rafael Bejarano14133231823%$1,574,594 James Cassidy3875718%$250,880 Fernando Perez989989%$391,962 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Drayden Van Dyke11914151712%$781,086 Edwin Maldonado66731011%$270,216 Jeff Bonde1950326%$192,730 Bob Baffert561112820%$1,132,318 Kent Desormeaux10521181120%$1,213,922 Corey Nakatani71128817%$633,030 Santiago Gonzalez4054813%$151,574 Thomas Proctor2553320%$320,220 FINISH LINES: In conjunction with the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 7 restoring its purse to $1 million, Santa Anita will guarantee the Late Pick 4 pool that day at $1 million, a legendary bet for a legendary race. The Pick 6 pool will be guaranteed at $250,000 . . .Congratulations to Gary Stevens on registering career win No. 5,000 in North America yesterday aboard Catch a Flight for Richard Mandella in the fourth race. “It’s very special,” Stevens said after the milestone victory. “The owners and the trainers have been nice enough to put me on all these good horses through the years. It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of fun, and obviously I love it or I wouldn’t be out here.” Mandella noted that the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap could be next for Argentine-bred Catch a Flight . . . Legendary Hall of Fame jockey Johnny Longden, who retired as the world’s winningest jockey with 6,032 following his victory aboard George Royal in the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap on March 12, 1966, would have been 108 years of age today, Valentine’s Day. Doug O’Neill879101010%$520,036 Hector Palma1962132%$121,400 Carla Gaines2654119%$309,145 ALFREDO MARQUEZ CONTINUES FAMILY LEGACY            If there’s a nicer guy in racing that nobody ever heard of, it’s Alfredo Marquez.The third-generation horseman, who turns 67 on Feb. 28, only has seven horses in training but has won with three of them this meet, not to mention one second and one third. Even though he’s had greater numbers, the personable Marquez is content with siete.One of the seven, recent claim Hot Lightning, runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes for 3-year-olds at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“I claimed him for $30,000 at Del Mar last November,” Marquez said. “He’s a beautiful animal.”A California-bred son of Stormin Fever, Hot Lightning returned dividends pronto, running second in a $50,000 maiden claimer despite a slow start and winning next out at the same level, going 5 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita on Jan. 17.Obviously, this is not Marquez’s first rodeo. Among his past stakes winners are Irguns Angel (winner of the 2002 A Gleam Invitational at Hollywood Park under Eddie Delahoussaye) and Tali’sluckybusride (winner of the 2001 Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita under Jose Valdivia Jr.). Both horses were owned by Ron and Susan Anson. Marquez also won the 1989 Bay Meadows Derby with Irish.“I was at Caliente years ago when the track burned down and then I went up north with Bob Hess Sr.,” Marquez said. “I came back and worked with Ted West for a year. Caliente reopened in 1974 so I went back, and was there most of my life–all my life, as a matter of fact.“So was my read more

Major shake up? Predicting Newcastle XI to face Liverpool

first_img 21. Rob Elliot – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 4. Jack Colback – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 10. Siem de Jong – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 2. Fabricio Coloccini – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 18. Chancel Mbemba – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 11 17. Ayoze Perez – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 22. Daryl Janmaat – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 8. Vurnon Anita – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 5. Georginio Wijnaldum – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 It’s been a disastrous two weeks in a desolate season for Newcastle United, and Sunday’s fixture against free-scoring Liverpool looks like an ominous task for a side completely devoid of confidence and character.Steve McClaren had to go back to the drawing board again this week, hauling his players into an impromptu training session the day after an embarrassing defeat to Crystal Palace.It remains to be seen which players survive the team sheet from that game, with poor performances across the pitch sparking rumours of a major shake-up in almost every position. Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini looked most likely to face the chop, but with injuries to Jamaal Lascelles and recently recalled Mike ‘Brazilianson’ Williamson, the Argentine is almost certain to start.Moussa Sissoko is another big name player whose position in the team could well be in doubt, but will McClaren decide to drop one of his club’s star players?Here’s how talkSPORT predict Newcastle could line up on Sunday. 43. Kevin Mbabu – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 45. Aleksandar Mitrovi?last_img

Softball Opens 2017 Season At UNI-Dome Classic

first_imgDrake led by head coach Rich Calvert, who is in his 15th season at the helm of the program, is the favorite to win the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference as voted by the league’s coaches in the preseason poll. The Bulldogs edged Wichita State by four points to claim the top spot in the poll with six first-place votes and 92 overall points. South Dakota Live Stats Montana Live Video Also, back are six players who received all-conference accolades. Junior Tasha Alexander (All-Defensive) (Eddyville, Iowa), sophomore Kennedy Frank (first team) (Chesterfield, Mo.), sophomore Taryn Pena (second team) (Columbia, Ill.), junior Kailee Smith (second team) (Murrieta, Calif.), senior Megan Sowa (first team) (Gurnee, Ill.) and junior Kelsey Wright (first team) (Olathe, Kan.) all return. South Dakota State and Drake split a doubleheader last season in Des Moines. The Jackrabbits are picked to finish fifth in the Summit League preseason poll. Omaha and Drake also split a pair of games last season. The Mavericks are picked to finish second in the Summit. Montana is in just its fourth season of existence. The two teams are meeting for the first-ever time. Drake and Wisconsin last played in 2012 and in a game the Badgers won 8-0. Rounding out the returners are seniors Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa) and Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.), sophomores Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) and Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) and senior Maddy Hooyman (Trenton, Mo.). All five played last season. Omaha Live Video Montana Live Stats Omaha Live Stats center_img Following the UNI-Dome Classic, Drake travels to Tucson, Ariz., to play in Wildcat Invitational, where the Bulldogs will play six games over four days, Feb. 16-19.Print Friendly Version Drake lost just one player from last season’s team that finished with a 30-24 overall record and in second place in the regular season and at the MVC Tournament. 10 starters return for the Bulldogs, including junior standout pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) who was selected the 2016 MVC Pitcher of the Year and to the All-MVC First Team for the second-straight year. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team opens the 2017 season at the UNI-Dome Classic hosted by UNI that runs from Friday to Sunday. Drake starts the annual tournament held in the UNI-Dome on Friday night against South Dakota State at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs will then play Omaha at 8 a.m. and Montana at 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning before concluding play Sunday with another game against South Dakota State and one versus Wisconsin. Sunday’s games will start at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Saturday’s games will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. South Dakota State Live Stats The 12 returning players are joined this year by a four-member freshman class. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.), Aryka Knoche (Little Canada, Minn.), Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) are set for their first seasons as Bulldogs. Wisconsin Live Stats Story Linkslast_img

DONEGAL REMEMBERS BRID CARR THROUGH THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K THIS SUNDAY

first_imgThe family of the late Brid Carr who made the journey home from London this weekend to give a helping hand to promote Sunday’s Run Donegal Women’s 5k. included are from left daughters Christine and Anna, husband Seamus, son Tom and sister Rosemary Foy. Also pictured are organising committee, Brigeen Doherty James and Grace Boyle, and Patsy Doherty Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidBrid Carr was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in December 2010 shortly before her 51st Birthday. She is originally from Glencolmcille and lived in London with her husband Seamus and their 3 children – Christina, Anna and Tom.Brid trained as a nurse in The Mater Hospital in Dublin and then moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where she was Urology Nurse Specialist. She passed away on 11th October 2014 at age 54. Family of the late Brid Carr who made the journey home from London this weekend to give a helping hand to promote the forthcoming Run Donegal Women’s 5k. included are daughters Christine and Anna, husband Seamus, son Tom and sister Rosemary Foy. Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidThe symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague and they often appear at a late stage and are often misdiagnosed. Survival rates for Ovarian Cancer are poor compared with other cancers – as low as 29% according to recent studies and, unfortunately, this has not improved in over 20 years.However, there are some very exciting strands of research being pursued at the moment. These cannot be turned from brilliant ideas into life-saving, real-life treatments, without further research, and in particular patient clinical trials.The more money we can raise the faster we can turn exciting research ideas into the life-saving treatments our mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers urgently need.In 2012, after her second chemotherapy treatment, she joined the first global awareness campaign for ovarian cancer with charity Ovacome.   She hoped that the Ovacome campaign will help to raise the profile of the disease to similar levels as breast cancer. She said “Women need to realise that the cervical smear rarely picks up this disease, and if they have any symptoms which could be ovarian cancer they should ask for a CA125 blood test and a pelvic ultrasound scan to check them out for ovarian cancer”.In the final stages of her illness one of Brid’s requests was that she would like us to organise events to create awareness of the disease and to raise funds for cancer research.In carrying out her wishes, fundraising events are being organised in London and Donegal.The Rundonegal Womens 5K will take place at Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar on Sunday 12th April 2015 at 11.00am. All proceeds from these events will go to Ovarian Cancer Research. DONEGAL REMEMBERS BRID CARR THROUGH THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K THIS SUNDAY was last modified: April 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brid CarrdonegalraceRun Donegallast_img

Bok skipper out of action for eight weeks

first_img26 May 2014A new Springbok captain will need to be appointed after Jean de Villiers was ruled out of next month’s Castle Lager Incoming Series. The 96-test veteran will be out of action for eight weeks with a knee injury.After experiencing some discomfort in his left knee on Saturday morning, De Villiers was pulled out of the DHL Stormers’ Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Toyota Cheetahs.He underwent a scope in Cape Town on Sunday morning and the prognosis is that he will be out of action for almost two months. He will hopefully be back by the start of Castle Lager Rugby Championship in August.‘A massive setback’“Losing our captain is a massive setback,” Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said in a statement on Sunday.“Jean has been superb as our leader on and off the field and he was in excellent form as well. He is a wonderful ambassador for South Africa and is respected across the world as a leader. We will certainly miss him next month.“His injury is the latest in a string of setbacks we’ve experienced, and with Jaque Fourie also ruled out it means we’ll play with a new captain and a new midfield combination next month.“Luckily we have good depth in the squad at centre, but replacing your captain is always difficult. We have a number of good leaders in the squad, but I don’t want to rush a decision on the captaincy as we still have to finalise the squad for June.”Squad replacementDe Villiers’ place in the training squad that got together in Durban earlier on Sunday, was taken by promising Cell C Sharks lock Stephan Lewies.Meyer said the excitement in the camp was palpable, with less than two weeks to go before the Springboks’ season opener, against the Samsung-sponsored World XV at DHL Newlands in Cape Town.‘Excitement’“It’s great to see the excitement on the faces of the players, not only the uncapped guys, but also experienced Springboks,” said Meyer.“Everyone knows this is a very important season and with 18 matches left until we depart for the Rugby World Cup, the players are keen to impress and fight for positions in the squad. Our focus for now, however, is on the World XV match and ensuring we start the season on a positive note.”CASTLE LAGER INCOMING SERIES FIXTURES 7 June: SA vs Wales, Cape Town14 June: SA vs Wales, Durban21 June: SA vs wales, Nelspruit28 June: SA vs Scotland, Port Elizabeth SAinfo reporterlast_img