O’Donnell ruled out of World Cup

first_imgIreland flanker Tommy O’Donnell has been ruled out of next month’s World Cup after suffering a dislocated hip against opening warm-up opponents Wales two days ago. Press Association The 28-year-old Munster forward, who has won nine caps, was carried off during the second-half after producing an outstanding display as Ireland cruised to a 35-21 victory in Cardiff. He spent Saturday night in hospital in the Welsh capital and subsequently underwent detailed medical checks. center_img In a statement, the Irish Rugby Football Union said: ” Investigations at University Hospital Wales yesterday afternoon confirmed that Tommy suffered a hip dislocation in the game against Wales. “He will be limited to non-weight bearing activity for at least six weeks and has unfortunately been ruled out of participating in RWC15 (Rugby World Cup).” O’Donnell’s loss will be a blow to Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt as he prepares to continue the tournament build-up with further preparation fixtures against Scotland, Wales and England. Ireland, the reigning RBS 6 Nations champions, will contest the same World Cup pool as France, Italy, Canada and Romania, with two teams securing quarter-final places. The IRFU, meanwhile, said that wing Andrew Trimble will undergo “a precautionary scan” on the foot injury he suffered during the Wales match. last_img read more

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Manchester United, Arsenal , PSG battle it out for Jerome Boateng

first_imgBerlin: Three top European football clubs are said to be in the running to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. Arsenal and Manchester United of the English Premier League are said to be interested in the 29-year-old, as are Paris Saint Germain, with the French champions appearing to be leading the race to sign the 2014 World Cup winner.Time is running out for Arsenal and Manchester United to complete a deal as the English transfer window closes this Thursday. Meanwhile, PSG and their German coach Thomas Tuchel are reportedly Boateng’s first choice.Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Boateng would be allowed to leave if a club was prepared to match their figure on the player who has a contract that runs until 2021. The defender is reportedly valued at more than 50 million euros ($57.9 million).The Bavarian club has regularly announced that it intends to rejuvenate its aging squad. After signing 23-year-old German international Leon Goretzka from Schalke 04, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was allowed to depart, with the 30-year-old having joined FC Barcelona in Spain.According to several media reports, a decision regarding Boateng’s future is expected shortly, and may happen by the end of this week.While Arsenal have not commented on the matter, both Tuchel and United coach Jose Mourinho say the German international would add quality to their defenses.“My boss knows about my wishes and demands,” Mourinho commented. United are said to have contacted Bayern while playing a friendly in Munich last Saturday.Other reports speak about a meeting between Tuchel and Boateng a few weeks ago.While some have suggested that joining the star-studded PSG side would enhance the image-conscious Boateng’s marketing appeal, others say that playing in the English Premier League would result in more global exposure for the German international.Several newspapers have spoken about signs coming from the player’s entourage that Boateng is very interested in opening a new chapter in his career. IANSlast_img read more

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Cricket News Kapil Dev led Cricket Advisory Committee trolled for incorrect spelling of Mike Hesson

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Ravi Shastri was retained as the head coach of the Indian cricket team on Friday and he was given a two-year extension. The decision was made by the Cricket Adivsory Committee (CAC) led by Kapil Dev and it included former India players Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women’s cricket team captain Shantha Rangaswamy. Announcing the decision, Kapil said that it was a unanimous decision to get Shastri back as the coach but there was stiff competition from the likes of former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson and Tom Moody. However, the Cricket Advisory Committee have been trolled for one reason. On the document that has the signatures of all the three members which make up the committee, the spelling of Hesson was spelled wrongly. Instead of Hesson, it was spelt as Hessan. This did not go down with many cricket fans on social media, labeling the entire process as a farce. The candidates were primarily marked on five aspects — coaching philosophy, experience, achievements, communication and knowledge of modern tools. A ‘very good’ had a 20-mark weightage while good carried 15. Average was 10 and poor was five. “Everyone of us gave marks and honestly we never discussed which one of us gave how many marks. When we calculated, it was a very close race, I can tell you. I am not going to get into the details as to how much was the difference but it was a very small number (margin),” said Kapil.  In fact, the 1983 World Cup winning captain said that for him, his former teammate Shastri’s “communication skill” was one of the highlights during his presentation. “I felt his (Shastri) communication skill was better and she (pointing at Shantha) might have felt something else. We were given a marksheet and we filled it up without discussing with each other,” he said.   The CAC reappoints Mr Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. pic.twitter.com/vLqgkyj7I2— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2019What’s the point of naming runner ups? The humiliation of a sham interview process isn’t enough? Just name the pre-decided candidate and get on with it. https://t.co/lY1q93LDzv— cricBC (@cricBC) August 16, 2019So true. Their evaluation sheet was a bigger disgrace. Also got Mike Hesson’s spelling wrong. Terrible— K Sudarshan (@SudarshanEMA) August 16, 2019Gaekwad felt that Shastri was “well versed with the Indian cricket system, and knew the boys and their problems well being the current coach.” Once Kohli openly backed Shastri’s candidature at the pre-departure media conference before the ongoing West Indies tour, it was expected that the former India captain would be a favourite to retain the position.Kapil refused to divulge the details of Shastri’s presentation, which was made over a viedo call from Antigua and was the last of the day. “That’s confidential. He gave a presentation of what he achieved in the last two years and how the team can improve further. He sought more time from the board to make this team stronger in the days to come. All of them gave presentations on what’s the way forward and we weighed it along with the past performances and that swung it in Ravi Shastri’s favour,” Shantha Rangaswamy gave the concluding reply.center_img Ravi Shastri has been retained as the coach of the Indian cricket team.Shastri has gotten an extension until the 2021 World T20 in India.Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad were the other members of the CAC.last_img read more

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Centuries galore as Everest, Police stamp authority on NBS 40-over cricket

first_imgLAST season’s finalists, Everest Cricket Club (ECC) and dominant side Police Sports Club (PSC) stamped their authority on the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) NBS 40-over opening round, with emphatic wins over Ace Warriors and Sophia respectively, yesterday at their home grounds. Four centuries were scored, two each by batsmen representing the respective winners in the one-sided games. Everest, who batted poorly against GCC in the final of the previous competition in April, showed that they had done their homework as they raced to a whopping 434 before they were bowled out in the 40th over.The home side then slaughtered Ace Warriors batsmen (only 10 played), leaving them all out for 42 in 14.4 overs. Victory achieved by a whopping 392 runs. Everest skipper Dwayne Adams and Amir Khan both blasted centuries, while Richie Looknauth added 88 runs. Kemol Savory (left) and Andrew Lyght Jr led Police with centuries.Opener Adams finished on a match-high 125 runs after he struck 15 fours and three sixes.  He and Khan destroyed the bowling early. Khan, who favoured the aerial route, struck ten fours and eight sixes in his score of 116. After both batsmen fell to off-spinner Rawl Enmore, former national U-19 cricketer Looknauth took on the bowling. He struck eight fours and four sixes in a score of 88.  Looknauth looked solid at the crease, but he charged down late in the innings to hit Enmore over the top and was stumped. Enmore finished with 5-72 from seven overs. Ace Warriors had no answers in the middle. Only Nkosi Whyte (10) reached double figures, as Shaheed Mohamed dismantled the top order.  Mohamed got wickets in each of his first three overs, then again in the fifth and seventh overs to end with 5-10 from seven overs. Raylex Payne finished with 2-25 from six overs. SAVORY AND LYGHT DOMINATEAt the Eve Leary ground the home team raced to 359-4 off their 40 overs. Kemol Savory and Andrew Lyght Jr added 224 for the second wicket, with the former hitting a well-calculated 138, while Lyght, who started with a six, finished with an aggressive 130 runs. Lyght slammed 10 sixes and six fours during his innings, while Savory hit 10 fours and seven sixes.The latter was forced to retire hurt after suffering from a niggling left thigh injury. Along with the two century-makers, Pernell London added 37 (3×4, 1×6) towards the end. In reply, Sophia were bundled out for 119 in 23.2 overs. London spun his way to 4-53 from eight overs.  His economy rate would have been better if teenager Alex Sital had not taken on his bowling. Sital, playing in his first game for Sophia, finished with 56 runs after he struck seven massive sixes and a four – three of his maximums were off consecutive balls from London. He also took on Hemchand Persaud in his lone over with back-to-back sixes. When Sital fell, bowled by pacer Samson as he attempted another big shot, Vishaul Jaigobind spun out the tail. He took two wickets in two balls to finish with 3-7 from 2.2 overs.last_img read more

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NOC’s OVEP for Varsity Athletes to End in Lagos Thursday

first_imgSpeaking further, Gumel congratulates NUGA, one of its partners and a member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee for the collaboration and what the training will birth in the subsequent NUGA games. “This is because in recent time most of our national athletes emerge from Universities and it is on this premise that the Olympic Value Education Programme (OVEP) is being organized for Nigerian University Athletes in order to help inculcate the Olympic Spirit in Nigerian athletes”.Professor A.O.K Noah, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Lagos State University while welcoming all participants to LASU enjoined all athletes to always keep in view the three cardinals of the Olympic Values which are,”Friendship, Excellence and Respect”. This will not only help you as a sportman but will also transcend to the day to day life making you a disciplined and better person.The South West leg of OVEP will end today Thursday while the South East and South South Zones will hold at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 6th to 9th of April. Also, the Northern hemisphere will converge on Abuja between 4th and 7th of April with six athletes from 10 universities from each of the six geo-political zones taking part in the programme.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The first edition of the Olympic Value Education Programme (OVEP) for Nigerian University Athletes for schools in the South West holding at the Lagos State University started on Tuesday 16th March, 2020.The programme which is put together by the Nigeria Olympics Committee in conjunction with Nigerian University Games (NUGA) is aimed via the Olympic Movement to educate young people through sports in the spirit of better understanding and friendship, thereby helping to build a better and more peaceful world. That is, Olympism is a philosophy of life which spans more than the seventeen days of the quadrennial Olympic Games.The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr Habu Gumel in his remark said the NOC is highly delighted to be part of this unique event because the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been focusing on the promotion of Olympic Values through Olympic Education in both primary, secondary and tertiary schools.last_img read more

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Streaming for your consideration

first_img“High Fidelity” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” Netflix “Uncut Gems” was snubbed at the Oscars, big time. Show your support for the Safdie Brothers by streaming their 2017 feature; it’s arguably their best movie. Robert Pattinson gives the performance of a lifetime opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh and Benny Safdie himself, who is playing a bank robber trying to steal enough money to get his brother out of jail. The film is available to be streamed now. Given the popularity of 2018’s teen romance “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” it comes as no surprise that Netflix will be releasing a highly-anticipated sequel just in time for Valentine’s Day. Fans of Jenny Han’s hit young adult novel series will definitely not be disappointed. Beginning Feb. 12, you can stream the film with a Netflix subscription. Come for Noah Centineo’s face-of-Netflix looks, stay for a story that is just the right mixture of heartwarming and cheesy you need. Amazon Prime OK, so, this much-talked-about Taylor Swift documentary came out in late January. But consider this a firm reminder that if you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Friends long proclaiming their hatred toward Swift are now texting me expressing their allegiance to the “Lover” singer. And I have to say, I have rekindled my elementary-school love for the “Fearless” album after viewing the film, directed by acclaimed documentarian Lana Wilson. OK, after viewing it twice. (Arielle Chen | Daily Trojan) All three “Bridget Jones” films were made available on Hulu Feb. 1, just in time for you to crawl into bed with a pint of ice cream and sing “All By Myself” with the patron saint of singletons herself. I, for one, am excited — consider it a celebration of Renée Zellweger’s Oscar win. Oh, and Hugh Grant and Colin Firth aren’t bad either. “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” Hulu “The Spy Next Door” The title of this film conjures up images of horse movies like “Flicka” and “National Velvet,” but this Netflix drama could not be more different. “Horse Girl” looks as terrifying as it is intriguing. Allison Brie co-wrote and stars in the film, based on her grandmother’s experiences with mental illness. It is directed by Jeff Baena of “The Little Hours.” This could be the most exciting news I’ve heard all month. Don’t let the 12% on Rotten Tomatoes fool you — this movie rocks. Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta and Billy Ray Cyrus (yes) star in this 2010 dramedy featuring undercover agents, pet pigs and your mom’s new fiancée. It’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” meets “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Thank me later. “Good Time” This rom-com series starring Zoë Kravitz and Jake Lacy is set to be released Feb. 14. Adapted from the 2000 movie of the same name, the series takes place in a record store and is certain to have a killer soundtrack (if the trailer, featuring David Bowie’s “Modern Love,” tells me anything). Music lover Rob (Kravitz) goes down a rabbit hole of asking her past loves “what went wrong,” reliving awkward and heartwarming experiences as she learns to love herself. Happy month of Candy Grams, secret admirers and capitalist consumption! Whether you’re currently in the throes of a whirlwind Tinder fling or were recently left at the altar, you’ll be sure to find something of interest in this month’s guide to all things streaming. Here are some of the latest titles coming to your favorite streaming services.  “Horse Girl” “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” Season 3last_img read more

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Syracuse expects improved pitching depth heading into 2015 campaign

first_imgSydney O’Hara pitched in 36 of Syracuse’s 49 games last season, including 27 starts, and logged more than 150 innings.She finished fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in opponent batting average and ninth in strikeouts, earning a spot on the All-ACC first team at season’s end.But while O’Hara was the go-to option, the Orange lacked strong additional options.Head coach Leigh Ross expects junior Jocelyn Cater and freshman AnnaMarie Gatti to help take the load off O’Hara, and senior Lindsay Taylor to pitch significant innings when she returns from injury. The three pitchers have different looks and Ross expects to use them interchangeably depending on opponents’ weaknesses.“I think you kind of build around pitching,” Ross said. “When you have pitching, the rest of it, you can put the pieces together.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter her dominant freshman season, O’Hara remains an unquestioned ace.She’s been working on her change-up, she said, and her goal is to have a more complete arsenal in 2015.“It’s coming along,” she said of the pitch, “and just keep the same intensity on the mound as last year.”But as a player who hits every day and plays in the field when she isn’t pitching, O’Hara takes on a lot as the season goes on. Having a deeper rotation this season would help keep her fresh and take pressure off of her arm.The team boasts a diverse group of pitchers, too. O’Hara is right-handed and throws a rise ball while Gatti, also right-handed, is a drop-ball pitcher. Cater throws similar pitches to O’Hara, Ross said, but is left-handed.“They’re looking at different angles,” Ross said about other teams when they have to face the Orange. “If their game plan is, well, we have a curveball pitcher so we’re going to crowd the plate or whatever, then you throw a drop-ball pitcher in there. Now it’s different for them.”In softball, Ross said, any pitcher can throw a lot of innings, but the depth and flexibility of the SU pitching staff will allow the team to try out different combinations.Though Ross won’t pull a pitcher who’s throwing well, she has the luxury of changing it up as soon as the opponent gets comfortable.At the back end of the staff is Lindsey Larkin, who Ross called a mop-up pitcher, and sophomore Jordyn White.“She’s done a fantastic job being that off-speed, coming in, throwing them off, maybe one time through the lineup,” Ross said of Larkin.Larkin, who is left-handed, is a good ground-ball pitcher who will most likely be used in late-game situations, Ross said.Larkin said she worked on her change-up during the offseason to compliment her drop ball. She and White have been putting in extra work since Winter Break, throwing to their teammates in the batting cages.“Throwing to live batters is really helpful,” she said. “Jordyn and I do that a lot and we’ve learned that it’s helpful for the batters and for ourselves.”The team will need improved pitching from last season if it is to reach its goal, the NCAA tournament. Last year, SU was ninth in the ACC with a 5.00 team ERA.This year, behind O’Hara and plenty of other options, the Orange is looking at pitching as a strength.Said Ross: “When you know you’ve got a solid staff in the circle, if you can score a couple runs, you’re going to be in every game.” Comments Published on February 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Freshman works with Oculus to create game

first_imgThomas volunteered at the sp[a]ce gallery during a show featuring a mixture of virtual and augmented reality in October 2017. His expertise in VR headsets led him to get involved in the gallery as an artist. The sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg, an art nonprofit in Pasadena known for its VR pieces, will debut Thomas’ game in its robot-themed May 2019 exhibition. “The Progressors are the paintings and the Progressors are the people helping with the project,” D’Arleans said. “Skylar is … a visionary. I know that whatever he comes up with is going to be amazing. I trust his vision, 100 percent.” “[The game sprawls] a dystopian universe where you’re guided by this character called ‘LittleBot,’” Thomas said. “The health of the character is tied to the health of the world.” The Progressors, a traveling art show along the West Coast, will also showcase “LittleBot” in its exhibit in late spring. The show’s theme is “Art for Progress.” It will encompass paintings bookended by Thomas’ VR experience. Based on the user’s actions, LittleBot can replace the decrepit landscape around him with growing plants and trees. “The premise is that we are consuming more than we’re creating these days,” Thomas said. “It’s an interactive time lapse. As you scrub through, you see the world continually dying, if you go in one direction. Then, depending on the user’s actions, the world slowly revives, and so does the character.” “I drew comics and cartoons for so many years and so my 3-D style is really, inherently cartoonish, and everything is very colorful,” Thomas said. “He’s fantastic,” Sherman said. “He’s up for anything and has a lot of energy.  He’s really great with people and showing them the equipment.” The term “Progressor” applies to both the artworks and the creators involved in the movement. “You’re building worlds,” Thomas said. “3-D transforms to immersive environments and characters you can interact with and navigate your way through.” “[The game] was originally for augmented reality, but I realized it wasn’t really suited to that medium,” Thomas said. “I was building a world and it needed to be [immersive] and not on an iPhone.” center_img Iovine and Young Academy freshman Skylar Thomas realized that he wanted to channel his creative energy toward building interactive worlds and characters after designing his first virtual reality game for the 2016 Google Science Fair. Originally a two-dimensional illustrator, the young virtual reality developer and artist found that three-dimensional mediums can enhance viewers’ relationships with art by immersing them in a different reality. This semester, Thomas is working on his current project, “LittleBot,” in collaboration with Oculus VR, a prominent VR software and equipment company. “LittleBot’s” narrative concept features a robot character navigating a dying universe. Skylar Thomas, a freshman in the Iovine and Young Academy, created his game “LittleBot” with a narrative of the titular robot character navigating a dying universe. (Sinead Chang/Daily Trojan) “Skylar’s project is attached to this bigger project,” said Progressors member Isa D’Arleans. “The VR is about saving the planet. When I met Skylar … I was just fascinated by him and how bright he is. He is the perfect Progressor.” Thomas said he has been designing “LittleBot” for over a year, and he has changed the layout of the game many times throughout the creative process. Thomas said he looks to other professionals in the field of 2-D and 3-D illustration — like illustrator and animator Ash Thorp or graphic design firm DKNG Studios — for inspiration. Thomas said the Iovine and Young Academy honed his artistic skills and gave him not only the concrete tools and resources he needs to succeed in his endeavors but also a cohort of brilliant individuals to work with. Sherman said she loves working with Thomas because of his commitment to the craft. The gallery’s manager, Wendy Sherman, is currently working on a deal with Oculus VR to sponsor Thomas’ project, which will run through September 2019. “The Academy has been fantastic in that I’ve got to meet 26 of the coolest people that I’ve ever come in contact with,” Thomas said. “They’re an amazing collection of artists and coders and product developers. They’re all so different, and they have skills I don’t have.”last_img read more

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Food drive serves communities in South and Southeast Los Angeles

first_imgEvery weekday, volunteers gather in the YMCA building on Whittier Boulevard to fill black tote bags with bread, grains, fruits and vegetables. As part of the USC Food Drive, they provide groceries, sanitary items and wellness checks to South and Southeast Los Angeles community members most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  Acosta wanted to create a solution to the rise in panic-buying and limit trips outdoors for necessities. As the coronavirus spread worsened, Acosta collaborated with Weingart East L.A. YMCA executive director Mario Valenzuela to find ways their organizations could help the Boyle Heights community. They presented their ideas to their superiors and began to gather the resources to set up their food drive project. Created through a collaboration between USC Civic Engagement, Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital, located in Boyle Heights, and Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, the food drive secures funding and donations from several partners to deliver bags of essentials to those in need. In an email to the Daily Trojan, USC Hospitality Assistant Vice President Kris Klinger said USC Hospitality has provided more than 1,800 pounds of food and will continue to donate for as long as the pandemic lasts.  The number of communities served has also expanded. Starting in Boyle Heights, the drive has now spread into other regions including Maywood, Huntington Park, Vernon, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, Montebello and East L.A.  According to Acosta, politicians such as California State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago and L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar have also offered support and provided tote bags, funds and a construction bin to dispose of the cardboard waste from the packaged food. Grocery stores, including the Chiquita Fresh North America L.L.C. and Porto’s Bakery, have donated food to the drive, and other organizations such as the American Heart Association are also providing supplies.  As Acosta and Valenzuela created a plan to obtain funding and volunteers for the food drive, White Memorial provided $25,000 in funding for the drive and a space to initiate the food distribution process. Since its inception, volunteers have gone from delivering 150 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a day to delivering more than 2,500 bags of groceries to single mothers and seniors.  “You just have this group of people that tend to just now become your family,” Serrano said. “I think it’s the most rewarding: seeing people’s faces with a little bit of hope.” Volunteering with the drive, Serrano views the pandemic as an opportunity to aid those in dire situations.  Deysi Serrano, who owns Milpa Grille in Boyle Heights, has been helping with the drive since having to close down her restaurant since employees were worried about continuing to work as the coronavirus pandemic developed. Serrano, who previously worked with USC, White Memorial and the YMCA to plan community and charity events, directs the packing of fruits and vegetables at the food drive and ensures volunteers follow social distancing and proper sanitation protocols.  Acosta said she hopes to expand the food drive to include the homeless population, rendered especially vulnerable to the crisis because they lack shelter to maintain social distancing and avoid close contact.  “We haven’t been able to really continue to serve our unsheltered and our homeless population because a lot of these initiatives are for families and elders,” Acosta said. “We’re going to add a soup kitchen because if I give a homeless person a bag of groceries, they don’t have a refrigerator, they don’t have a stove, so that’s not really going to work for them.” “Our focus is to try to keep at least our most vulnerable families and elders specifically at home, because they’re the ones that are probably not going to survive this if they get the virus,” Acosta said. “For us, it was more like a calling to really just help our brothers and sisters.” Organizations such as Fresh Start and the L.A. Clippers Foundation are providing the food drive with vans. Margarita “Mago” Amador, a food drive volunteer, said the vehicles help the team safely deliver bags to those without forms of transportation, including the senior population. “It’s bigger than us,” Serrano said. “I have support from [my] family when it comes to [finances], but there’s other people that don’t have that privilege.” For volunteers like Serrano, who has owned a business in Boyle Heights for two years, participating in the food drive has proved to be a positive experience. Even though her business is closed for now, working at the drive allows her to provide aid to her community in a time of crisis while bonding with fellow volunteers. Dulce Acosta, executive director of community partnerships for the USC Health Sciences Campus, said the food drive began after she noticed elderly people in her Boyle Heights neighborhood having to go out for groceries.  “It’s our obligation to take care of our elders — they’re the most vulnerable,” Amador said. “They don’t drive, so they don’t have any access to get to the local store, and a lot of them are terrified to even step out of their house. The whole purpose of us doing this is really to make sure that they have the basic food needs.” Volunteers fill black tote bags with bread, grains, fruits and vegetables at the YMCA building on Whittier Boulevard, with food donations coming from partners including USC Hospitality and Porto’s Bakery. (Photo courtesy of Dulce Acosta)last_img read more

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Syracuse tops Cornell, 4-2, behind 3 hits from Sammy Fernandez

first_imgSyracuse (29-19, 9-12 Atlantic Coast) outlasted Cornell (13-24, 8-10 Ivy), 4-2, on Monday afternoon at Niemand-Robison Softball Field in Ithaca, New York. The win was the Orange’s ninth victory in its last 10 games.SU’s first four batters — Sammy Fernandez, Alicia Hansen, Bryce Holmgren and Gabby Teran — combined for nine of Syracuse’s 10 hits. Fernandez added three runs and two stolen bases, while Teran led the team with two RBIs. Megan Murray and Tori Togashi each tallied two hits for the home team.After scoring two runs in its previous two games, the Orange jumped out to a quick start. Each of its first four batters reached base in the first inning, from which Syracuse mustered two runs after a wild pitch by Cornell’s Cora Geunes and an RBI single from Teran.The Big Red followed SU’s two-run first by evening the score in the bottom half of the inning. AnnaMarie Gatti, fresh off a complete game, three-hit shutout on Saturday versus North Carolina, surrendered five hits in the first. The senior escaped the inning with a fielder’s choice before Cornell was able to take the lead, leaving three runners on base.The Orange was the next to strike, and again it was Fernandez who sparked it. The senior opened the third inning with a single, stole second and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Holmgren to put Syracuse ahead. In the fifth, Fernandez reached base again and scored SU’s fourth run of the game after a single, stolen base and groundout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Gatti’s shaky first inning, she rediscovered her form from Saturday against UNC. Over the next three innings, Gatti allowed three hits, one in each inning, and zero runs. Miranda Hearn replaced Gatti in the bottom of the fifth, in which she retired the side. To start the bottom of the sixth, Hearn gave up a leadoff double, but recovered with three-straight strikeouts on nine pitches. The freshman pitcher retired the side for a second time in the bottom of the seventh, ending the game.Syracuse will play its final two regular season games on Wednesday, when it faces Colgate for a doubleheader at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Skytop Softball Stadium. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 30, 2018 at 5:58 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edulast_img read more

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