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Student dancers to perform in Saint Mary’s spring dance showcase

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s department of dance will present its annual spring dance showcase Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, with showings at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Little Theatre. This year’s colorful performance is entitled “Dance Kaleidoscope,” and will be an exhibition of technically proficient student dancers performing a variety of dance styles. Professor Laurie Lowry said in an email the performance was inspired by the way a kaleidoscope offers an endless array of shifting colors and diverse patterns. “For dance, it is a blending of movement phrases and creating a variety of patterns that can be manipulated to create an interesting visual palate,” she said. Last year’s dance performance sought inspiration from the visual arts, such as famous works of art. This year, Lowry said the dance department wanted the “freedom to select a wide variety of styles” for “Dance Kaleidoscope.”Professor Michele Kriner said in an email that this year’s dance performance seeks to spotlight the unique abilities and techniques each dancer possesses. “This year there are many more solos and small group dances than in the past,” she said. “With a small company possessing such advanced technique, it was essential to allow them to shine.”Organizing the preliminary aspects of “Dance Kaleidoscope” was the most difficult part of choreographing a dance performance of this caliber, Lowry said. “I think getting started is the most difficult stage,” she said. “Once in the studio and with the dancers, miracles happen and creativity takes over. Working with other artists, choreographers, lighting designers and costume designers open new perspectives and ideas on one’s own work.”Every year, Kriner said the show becomes a balancing act, but through hard work and dedication everyone involved is able to pull together an amazing performance. “Balancing rehearsals with class schedules, breaks and personal issues can be a challenge,” she said. “This company is so professional in its dedication and perseverance that they overcame that challenge.”Lowry said more students should take dance classes because they are “a great way to get in shape” and have fun, too. “[Dance] will bring pleasure to [students’] lives and give them a break from their daily activities,” she said. For those who appreciate dance but are not ready to take a class themselves, Lowry said she recommends attending “Dance Kaleidoscope” as the performance is sure to enlighten and entertain all those in attendance.“Dance and the arts bring joy to our lives,” she said. “It enriches our lives and addresses the situations we experience.” Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone and in person via the Moreau Center Box Office. Tags: Dance, Dance Kaleidoscope, Laurie Lowry, Michele Kriner, Saint Mary’s Dance Department, spring showcaselast_img read more

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Weatherford confirms $80M line-hanger deal with Equinor

first_imgOffshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. U.S. oilfield services player Weatherford has said it has signed an $80 million liner-hanger frame agreement with Norway’s Equinor.A liner hanger is a device used to attach or hang liners from the internal wall of a previous casing string.“The four-year deal represents the largest liner-hanger frame agreement ever signed by Weatherford,” Weatherford said last week.Worth noting, Equinor back in May announced it had awarded drilling services contracts worth NOK 2.5 billion ($286.7 million) in total to the oilfield services behemoths Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, and Weatherford, among others.It was not immediately obvious if what Weatherford announced last week is actually the same agreement announced by Equinor in May. An Equinor spokesperson confirmed to Offshore Energy Today that this indeed is the same agreement. It is not clear why Weatherford waited this long with the announcement.Debt-burdened Weatherford recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Weatherford in August said it would continue operations in the ordinary course without disruption to customers, vendors, partners, or employees, following the completion of “a successful “second day” hearing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. ”“The Court’s approvals at this hearing, coupled with the prior final approvals for the Company’s customer programs, cash management system, insurance, and other ordinary course operations at the first day hearing, will allow Weatherford to continue to operate in the ordinary course during the pendency of the cases,” Weatherford said early in August, 2019.last_img read more

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Police investigating the death of Mervin “Tiny” Liburd

first_imgLocalNews Police investigating the death of Mervin “Tiny” Liburd by: – November 30, 2011 97 Views   3 comments Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Mervin “Tiny” LiburdPolice Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Matthew has confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the death of Mervin “Tiny” Liburd.Mervin Liburd who is popularly known as “Tiny” was found in a state of distress and transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital by Fire and Ambulance officials on Monday.Liburd, an alleged drug abuser, was popularly known as he would often be seen cleaning the streets in Roseau.“Mervin “Tiny” Liburd of Roseau was found on the street in Roseau and taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital by officials of the Fire and Ambulance Service at 8:25am. Dr Garvin Seaman attended to him for twenty (20) minutes, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was also performed on him however he was pronounced dead at 8:45am,” Sergeant Matthew reported.The body has been secured at the Princess Margaret Hospital Morgue pending a post mortem.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Bulldogs Boys Soccer Team Wins Over Rushville

first_imgThursday evening,  the Batesville Boys Soccer team traveled to Rushville high school for a conference match winning 3-1.After the JV Bulldogs won their game, the varsity squad was very ready to come out and play well as a unit. Within the first minute after the starting whistle, Ian Powers played a ball wide to Zach Harmeyer. Zach sprinted down the left wing, cut in, beating his man 1v1 and then shot inside post for the first goal. With 4 minutes 39 seconds, Zach challenged and won a 50/50 midfield and then sprinted to goal for a quick counter to finish.Second half within the first minute the Bulldogs defense fouled and Rushville took a long shot chipping the keeper for their first goal. 25 Minutes 31 seconds remaining Ian Powers played a long through ball into Eli Pierson. Eli sprinted onto the ball as the keeper came out to challenge and he took a left foot finish around the keeper.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Huntenman.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Chris Lynn fifty, Sunil Narine flatten Rajasthan Royals

first_imgChris Lynn smashed his seventh fifty in the Indian Premier League.Harry Gurney picked up two wickets on his debut.Kolkata Knight Riders have gone to the top of the table in IPL 2019. New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals scored 28 runs in the powerplay. Kolkata Knight Riders blasted 65 in the first six overs thanks to Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine. The contrast in the powerplays, highlighted by Rajasthan Royals’ insipid display against spin contrasting with Kolkata Knight Riders’ aggressive intent, made the difference. Steve Smith smashed 73* but Lynn’s blazing 7th fifty off 32 balls and 91-run opening stand with Narine helped Dinesh Karthik’s side register a facile eight-wicket win over Ajinkya Rahane’s Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. With this win, Kolkata Knight Riders went to the top of the table but Rajasthan Royals’ display in their home turf will already worry the franchise as they are second from bottom.On a pitch that assisted the spinners, Rajasthan Royals never got going against the likes of Narine, Piyush Chawla and surprisingly, Harry Gurney, who was included in the Kolkata Knight Riders side in place of Lockie Ferguson. Karthik won the toss and chose to bowl and he was immediately rewarded when Prasidh Krishna struck with his first ball and removed Rahane for 4. Jos Buttler got going with three boundaries but Kolkata Knight Riders dried the boundaries up in the next four overs, with Narine and Chawla not giving away easy runs. highlights Buttler and Smith tried to find the boundary but at the half-way stage, the run-rate was below six. The introduction of left-arm pacer Gurney increased Rajasthan Royals’ woes with the England pacer expertly cutting down on the pace and getting the ball to grip on this wicket. Buttler launched a six off Gurney but the in the next ball, he miscued the lofted shot and was out for 37.Smith held firm and notched up his fifty with a couple of boundaries off Krishna but when Gurney sent back Rahul Tripathi (6), Rajasthan Royals lost momentum. Ben Stokes swung and miss and failed to back-up Smith, who tried to attack by hammering Narine over deep midwicket for a six. Stokes struggled for 14 balls and managed just seven runs as Rajasthan Royals managed just 36 runs in the last five overs to reach 139/3.In response, Narine and Lynn capitalised on the powerplay. The left-hander pummeled Krishnappa Gowtham for four boundaries and a six in one over and the 22-run overlaid the platform for Kolkata Knight Riders to dictate terms to the opposition. They were also aided by some good fortune in the fourth over bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni. Narine was deceived by a slower ball from Kulkarni and he chipped it to the leg side only for Tripathi to drop the catch. Next ball, Kulkarni got a ball to jag back in and Lynn was beaten. The ball hit the stump, the bail lit up but was not dislodged. With luck not going Rajasthan Royals’ way, Kolkata Knight Riders took the attack to the bowlers.Narine and Lynn regularly found the boundaries and did not allow the run-rate to dip below 10. The West Indies all-rounder looked set for another aggressive fifty but he edged a googly from Shreyas Gopal to be out caught for 47.Lynn reached his fifty but on the next ball, he was out caught at deep backward square leg by Gopal. It made no difference to the ultimate result as Robin Uthappa slammed two sixes and the end came via a wide from Stokes. It was an anti-climatic end to a dominant performance, a performance that has enabled the side to go on top. Kolkata Knight Riders managed to win this without Andre Russell’s contribution and that will boost their confidence even higher. For Rajasthan Royals, their performance in their ‘fortress’ has raised a lot of uncomfortable questions. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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UPDATE: Former student Kevin Valero found

first_imgUPDATE: Former student Kevin Valero was reported to have been found alive at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday night, according to the administrators of a community Facebook page set up to find him. An earlier version of this article reporting Valero as missing ran in Monday’s edition of the Daily Trojan.Former USC student Kevin Valero went missing Friday afternoon according to Jorge-Mario Cabrera, director of communications and public relations at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, where Valero worked for the past four years as a volunteer.Missing · Kevin Valero (left), 21, was last seen on Friday afternoon. He studied political science and international relations at USC in 2012. – Photo courtesy of the Help Find Kevin Valero Facebook pageAccording to his friends and his Facebook page, Valero studied business administration and international relations at USC in 2012 and now studies political science at Citrus College.Cabrera said Valero was last heard from around 1:30 p.m. on Friday.“Around 1:10 he sent a text message to a friend,“ Cabrera said. “We do know that the contact was to a friend of his but there was no indication as to whether or not there was any foul play or he was concerned about anything. All we know is that he told his mother before leaving the house that he was going to go out with some friends.”At approximately 1:30 p.m., Cabrera said Valero used an ATM and stopped at a Starbucks. Valero was scheduled to work that afternoon but never showed up.Cabrera said the CHIRLA currently has about 50 volunteers searching throughout Southern California calling hospitals, jails and morgues and handing out fliers near where Valero was last seen.The fliers describe Valero as 21-years-old, 5-foot-6, approximately 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes wearing a black shirt, black jeans and navy blue Nike shoes.Cabrera said a police report was filed Saturday and the missing person flier said to contact the Covina Police Department, but as of Sunday afternoon the Daily Trojan found no record of a missing persons report.Cabrera said CHIRLA is considering having a press conference Monday at 10 a.m. with Valero’s family.Valero was also a member of the California Dream Network’s leadership team. The organization has posted on its Facebook page asking for information on his whereabouts.last_img read more

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New student consulting group to focus on startups

first_img“The actual engagements and projects that students are going to work on is going to give them real hands-on experience in the field of consulting, and not just looking at profit loss statements,” Mollo said. “It wasn’t a traditional consulting case, in the sense that it wasn’t like a very specific market entry issue with a startup, for example,” said Mollo, RISE’s vice president of engagement. “It was a lot of general issues for an architecture firm, which we weren’t that experienced in, and starting that first semester was a little difficult to know where we wanted to go.” “What’s really great is students get to not only network with these founders, they get to meet a founder of the startup to get them to become inspired,” Mollo said. “They can see what these founders are doing. Just talk with them.” “They’re going to learn not just how to show up and listen to us and take notes, but they’re going to learn how to lead and innovate and implement their ideas,” Hsu said. While RISE has only just started, its founders have big plans to expand and improve, hoping to eventually becoming the premier consulting group on campus. The organizations will work with four new start-ups this semester: TruStory, a debate and social network startup; Alpha Aerospace, a drone company run by a USC alum; We Strive, a fitness platform and Robust Choice, a win/loss analysis firm.  Getting RISE off the ground presented a few challenges as the club’s founders had to seek potential clients via LinkedIn and startup websites. CORRECTIONS: A previous version of this article misspelled TruStory’s name. It has since been updated with the correct spelling.  When then-sophomore Jonathan Lu looked through the list of consulting services group students could join at USC, he realized that none of them cater to startups, a market that he saw potential to grow.  “Long-term goal [for the organization], I’m going to guess like 40, 50 people is like a base for how many students we want,” Lu said. “Clients-wise, probably like eight a semester would be really awesome.” Lu said he hopes to eventually double the organization’s size. Each project lasts 10 weeks, allowing RISE to help its clients through the course of the semester to optimize business and pricing models and create promotional materials. Lu said RISE plans to check in with former clients after their plans are implemented to evaluate their work and progress. A lot of the learning process, however, will be taught throughout the semester as the analysts and engagement managers work with each business. RISE Consulting will partner with startup companies to create promotional materials and pricing models for clients. Jonathan Lu (far right), the president and co- founder, is pictured with members John McCubbin, Chloe Hsu and Zach Mollo. (Photo courtesy of RISE Consulting)center_img Within the organization, members are broken up into four- to five-person subgroups called engagement teams, which are headed by a manager and partnered with one of the four start-ups. This semester, the four founding members of RISE are assuming the managerial roles and leading their new members, whom they call “business analysts,” through the workshops at their weekly three-hour meetings. “Based on the semester, obviously as an up-and-coming organization, there are always problems to tackle,” Mollo said. “But the future of RISE? It’s pretty bright.” “When we first started the org, it was hard to reach out [to startups],” Mollo said. “Our brand wasn’t really that developed. We didn’t really know a lot about consulting and bringing in different founders and things like that.” Since RISE doesn’t charge its clients for the services it provides, Lu said the organization has also considered hosting funding initiatives to build a budget and pay for training and development opportunities like guest speakers. The story also incorrectly stated that TruStory is a literary startup. According to Lu, TruStory is a debate and social network startup. He then talked with his roommate Zach Mollo as well as Chloe Hsu and John McCubbin, and the group created RISE Consulting, a student organization that provides free consulting services for startups. Now in its second semester, RISE, or “Rebels, Innovators, Startups and Entrepreneurs,” is recruiting new members and accepting online applications for the first time and hopes to bring about 20 students onto its team.  Last spring, the organization’s sole client was M. Todd Architect, an architecture firm based in Brooklyn. RISE co-founders Lu, Hsu, McCubbin and Mollo, now juniors at USC, worked with the startup last spring to develop a pricing model and recommend marketing materials and promotional strategies. Along with teaching its members consulting and business skills, Hsu said the co-founders hope to teach new members how to run the organization, so that after she and her fellow co-founders  graduate in 2021, the organization can remain established. Hsu, the vice president of administration, said the organization will accept students with any level of consulting experience. The organization will hold workshops to teach new members consulting skills like presenting data, making a pitch deck and researching for their case.  “Maybe three months later, we’ll check in and ask, ‘What are the results?’” Lu said. “We always want to do that and be able to offer that advice, just so we can have those relationships going.” Mollo said over 60 students have applied and the executive board will hold group and individual interviews where applicants will work on a case to decide its new membership. The Daily Trojan regrets these errors.last_img read more

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Cornerback Devin M. Butler has thrived in his switch from the outside to the nickel

first_imgDevin M. Butler stood with bent knees, ready to pounce. Syracuse’s graduate transfer cornerback was in the nickel, lined up against Middle Tennessee State’s wide receiver Richie James, who has caught more than 100 balls in each of his first two seasons.MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill handled the snap and dropped back. To his left, James slid backward and turned toward him, anticipating a screen pass. Butler burst toward James as Stockstill released the ball, disrupting the third-down play and getting the Orange the ball back via a punt.At least once more, Butler thwarted a similar screen pass intended for James. Disappointment filled Syracuse’s (2-1) Week 2 loss to Middle Tennessee State, but Butler’s emergence as a nickel corner — a position he had not played before — was a bright spot. To maintain its top-10 third-down defense, SU needs Butler to sustain this level of play.“(The nickel) has to have a lot of coverage skills,” head coach Dino Babers said. “But he’s still got to be able to come up and play the run just in case they decide to run the ball. I think Butler’s got both of those skills, and I think he’s doing a nice job for us.”Butler transferred from Notre Dame to play his graduate season with the Orange. He said he primarily played on the outside at UND, but that SU coaches thought he could fit as the nickel.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe nickel presents a set of challenges. Sometimes, teams shift their best receiver from the outside into the slot on third down. Mostly, the nickel corner guards the opponent’s slot receiver.For Butler, that meant shifting from covering receivers who were more in the mold of Steve Ishmael (6-foot-2, 209 pounds) to covering receivers who have frames similar to Ervin Philips (5-foot-11, 181 pounds).The slot receivers are often faster than outside counterparts and have more room to work with by virtue of working in the middle of the field, Butler said. He attributes the success he’s had in his transition to using his hands and playing physically to reduce the amount of space receivers have.“It was a little tough,” Butler said. “There are a lot more things to look at, a lot more keys to read. But just with repetition, I got better with time.”Syracuse had increased competition among its cornerbacks in the offseason. Two relatively inexperienced players — sophomore Scoop Bradshaw and redshirt sophomore Chris Fredrick — won the starting jobs on the outside. Juwan Dowels, who started last season at cornerback before going down with an injury, has rotated with them.After Fan Fest in mid-August, Babers said SU had a “nucleus” of four players who could see the field at that position. He said the Orange might run six-deep there. That was in part because of the three outside cornerbacks, as well as graduate transfers Butler and Jordan Martin. Martin has since moved to safety.Redshirt junior safety Rodney Williams said there was a different atmosphere in the defensive-back room this offseason. He said he felt the unit was better and deeper, and part of it was because of the influx of new veteran talent, including Butler.“We have added some older guys with experience,” Williams said. “They’re not freshmen coming in. They understand how they need to learn the playbook. They played football so they played at a high level against really tough players … it feels like we have a group of veterans.”Even at a new position, Butler seems to play like a veteran. Comments Published on September 20, 2017 at 12:06 am Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more