first_imgMusic educator José Antonio Abreu received the final Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America. Abreu was awarded the prize on Sept. 22 at a private on-campus ceremony.The award spotlights those who have made a large impact in the lives of citizens of Latin America, Paolo G. Carozza, director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, said.“Since 2000, in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation, we have presented this distinctive award to a dozen distinguished Latin American leaders in recognition of their efforts to enhance the region’s public welfare,” Carozza said. “The Notre Dame Prize celebrates the significant role visionary public figures play in strengthening democracy and improving the well-being of citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean.”The criteria for the award include visionary leadership, distinction in public service and advancement of the well-being of the citizens of Latin America, Carmen-Helena Téllez, professor of conducting, said.“Abreu was chosen because he has matched these criteria in an unexpected field, that of classical music. He created a network of youth orchestras in Venezuela, now colloquially known in the U.S. as El Sistema,” Téllez said. “Through this network, Abreu offers young people under trying circumstances of poverty and crime an avenue for survival and self-determination through the discipline and camaraderie of orchestral practice.”El Sistema has had a huge social as well as artistic impact in Latin America, Téllez said.“Many people today say that Abreu not only saved young people from a life of criminality, but also saved classical music from being considered irrelevant by certain pockets of society,” Téllez said. “Many think classical music is elitist, but they forget that the greatest classical composers have been humanitarians or defenders of human dignity, and art is one of the tools of expression of the spirit. Abreu instills these values through his work.”The goals of Abreu’s work and that of the Kellog Institute are the same, Téllez said.“As a Latin American artist and economist, Abreu represents a geographical area of research for the Kellogg Institute,” Téllez said. “The Kellogg has become very important for its study of democracy and social advancement in the region. Abreu’s work addresses these areas with unexpected tools and extraordinary results, and it is very fitting that the Kellogg institute has recognized his work.”The award is the last of its kind, Carozza said.“It is the last award because the entire initiative was funded by a large, multi-year grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation, and that funding has now been exhausted and not renewed,” Carozza said. “Note, however, that a few years ago we started giving a different recognition, the Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity, and that is now going strong.”Abreu’s work provides an example to students of how thinking outside the box can provide new and exciting ways to help others, Téllez said.“I think that undergrads can learn that doing good and transforming lives and communities, even in extraordinary ways, can come through anything and everything that they are called to do in life, so long as it is done with passion and love for others,” Carozza said.Tags: distinguished public service prize, José Antonio Abreu, latin america, music educator, notre dame prize for distinguished public service in latin americalast_img read more

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first_img The King and I was last revived on Broadway in 1996, starring Donna Murphy and Lou Diamond Phillips. It originally opened on the Great White Way in 1951, with the legendary Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence in the leading roles. The long-awaited revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I will open at Lincoln Center in the spring of 2015, a production spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com. The Bridges of Madison County star Kelli O’Hara, who has been linked to the project for years, will likely star. The four-time Tony nominee recently shared on Broadway.com’s Show People with Paul Wontorek that while nothing had been confirmed, she has some dream Kings she’d want to star opposite, saying, “I think there are some good ideas…exciting ones.” View Comments Star Files Kelli O’Hara O’Hara garnered Tony nominations for her performances in Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza. Her additional Broadway credits include Dracula, the Musical, Sweet Smell of Success, Follies and Jekyll & Hyde. She also starred in the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, and will make her Metropolitan Opera debut in The Merry Widow as part of its 2014-15 season. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 The King and Ilast_img read more

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first_imgWelcome to Broadway.com Summer Camp! All month long, Broadway.com is bringing you the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. And man, have we discovered a lot of weird stuff. From Sandy Duncan’s pelvic thrust workout to Cher’s one-woman production of West Side Story, we hope we’ve been making you laugh this August. But now…it’s your turn to glitter and be gay. That’s right, we want YOU to send your favorite cheesy, glitzy, over-the-top videos to Broadway.com Summer Camp. Beginning August 25, we’ll post one fan submission every day for the rest of the summer. Suggest your oh-so-campy submissions, then check back to see if your pick made the cut! <a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/z1g70p550mnjg05/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/z1g70p550mnjg05/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> View Commentslast_img read more

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first_img The leaves and temps are falling this time of year, which makes Mountaineer Country, West Virginia a prime destination. Visit between September and early October to see the most vibrant colors on the Appalachian Mountains, renowned for their vibrant hues of amber and russet. Better yet, this is the season for buckwheat, beer and covered bridges! If you’re looking for that perfect “Man Trip” this fall, Mountaineer Country is giving one away! The package includes two rooms for two nights and 18 holes of golf for four at the luxurious Lakeview Golf Resort. If the guided fishing excursion (equipment included) with McFly Outdoors doesn’t promote bonding, then two hours of tossing sharp objects at Mountain Man Axe Throwing will! Guys are also treated to a private tour and craft beer tasting at High Ground Brewery. The package includes $250 in dining gift cards as well. Register at tourmorgantown.com/mantrip. Mountaineer Country is centrally located in the mid-Atlantic, just 2-1/2 hours from the Metro DC market or a short flight on Southern Airways from Baltimore Washington International (BWI) or Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW).  Daily flights from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) arrive in North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB). Mountaineer Country is full of unique craft breweries and a number of them will offer tastings during Home Run and Hops Craft Beer Festival, Friday, Sept. 27, set inside the Monongalia County Ballpark. (The ballpark is also home to the West Virginia Black Bears, Minor League Baseball team affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.) The following day, Sept. 28, enjoy the second half of beer lovers weekend during Hops on the Mon Craft Beer & Food Festival, held in the heart of downtown Morgantown. Friday evening, Sept. 27 take an “Arts Walk” from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in historic downtown Morgantown. Whether you’re a serious collector, fan or an artist yourself, this fabulous selection of art spread through 40 businesses is worth the visit. You can always expand on your Mountaineer Country beer tour by downloading the do-it-yourself Craft Beer Crawl guide at tourmorgantown.com/greater-morgantown-craft-beer-crawl. A local favorite is Chestnut Brew Works Tap Room, open Wednesday through Saturday (check hours). Their Halleck Pale Ale pairs well with West Virginia’s official food: the pepperoni roll cheese melt! Accommodations in Mountaineer Country range from rustic cabins–complete with hot tub and breakfast basket–to boutique hotels situated in the heart of downtown Morgantown. Discounted rates are available at MountaineerDeals.com. The Wild and WonderFALL weekend starts Sept. 26-29 with the 78th Preston County Buckwheat Festival, held in Kingwood, W.Va. This cultural celebration of the fall buckwheat harvest is best known for its buckwheat cakes: thin “pancakes” served with lots of butter, maple syrup and a side of country sausage. The festival itself includes Appalachian artisans, and agricultural displays. A fall driving tour of Mountaineer Country’s covered bridges is an afternoon filled with history and relaxing landscapes. You’ll visit five bridges, erected between 1852 and 1953. The route includes Philippi Covered Bridge, the oldest and longest (285.5 feel long) covered bridge in West Virginia–which somehow managed to survive the Civil War. Your tour ends at Tygart Lake State Park featuring a series of waterfalls created by the Tygart Valley River. There are a number of scenic places to spread a blanket and picnic in the crisp fall air. Download directions at www.tourmorgantown.com/ride/#covered-route. While in Kingwood, stop for a java at family-owned and operated Brew Ha Ha. The coffee beans are roasted onsite and fresh-baked pastries are a glorified injection of sweetness, which is most likely why this homegrown establishment was named one of the 101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia. For help planning your weekend getaway, contact the Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-458-7373 or visit tourmorgantown.com. On the way to Tygart Valley, take the short drive to Copper House Grill in Fairmont, W.Va. The upstairs and deck provide a casual space for sampling their legendary hot pepper bruschetta: toasted baguettes topped with hot peppers and onions sautéed in a garlic butter sauce, then topped with diced tomatoes and melted mozzarella.last_img read more

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first_imgTopics : The spike has led a growing list of countries to impose restrictions on travel to Spain, which has nearly 323,000 confirmed cases of the disease, the highest number in Western Europe and 11th highest in the world.”It’s a critical moment, we are right at a point where things can get better or worse,” said Salvador Macip, an expert in health sciences at Catalonia’s Open University who has written a book called “The Great Modern Plagues”.”This means we have to pull out all the stops to curb outbreaks before they become more serious,” he told AFP.There are currently more than 500 outbreak clusters in Spain, according to the health ministry. The ministry’s emergencies coordinator Fernando Simon acknowledged Monday that there are cases of community transmission in some places that are “not perfectly controlled” but he said they had “gradually subsided” in recent days. ‘Perfect storm’ Spain in mid-March imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe to fight the spread of the virus, with people allowed outside only to buy food, seek medical care, briefly walk their dog or go to work if they could not do so remotely.When the lockdown measures were completely lifted on June 21, the country reported just 238 new infections and it had just eight cases per 100,000 people.But infections have surged since the first week of July, in part because the government “rushed” to open the economy “surely thinking about tourism”, a pillar of the Spanish economy, said Joan Cayla, the head of Barcelona’s Tuberculosis Investigation Unit, which now focuses on COVID-19.Several outbreak clusters have been reported among seasonal farm workers — who often live in crammed conditions — since the summer harvest season began, helping fuel the rise in cases, Macip added.And the start of warm weather has led people to “relax” a bit, in country where physical contact and get together with friends and family are common, Macip said.This helped create a “perfect storm”, Macip said.He said the best way to curb infections is with more testing, public education campaigns and hiring more people to carry out contact tracing — and there have been “flaws” in all three areas. Falling death rate Spain’s powerful regional governments, which are responsible for health care, have taken drastic measures to curb outbreaks, such as shutting down nightclubs and making the use of face masks in public mandatory despite the heat.Several regions have also launched public awareness campaigns with hard-hitting images to encourage youths to respect social distancing measures.The federal government defends it record, arguing that more cases are being detected because more tests are being carried out — around 7.5 million so far, with 407,700 last week alone.It points out that more than half of new infections are amongst asymptomatic patients, who show no symptoms but can still pass on the virus, that hospitals are far from being overwhelmed and that the rate of death from the virus has dropped significantly.Spain recorded 950 daily COVID-19 deaths on April 2 alone when its first coronavirus wave peaked — compared to a total of 253 deaths since lockdown measures ended on June 21, for a total of 28,576 fatalities. Just seven weeks after bringing its first coronavirus wave under control, experts say Spain is once again in a “critical” situation with the worst infection rate in Western Europe.The country reported an average of 4,923 new daily cases of the respiratory disease during the last seven days, a higher amount than that of Britain, France, Germany and Italy combined, according to a tally compiled by AFP based on official figures.Spain counts 95 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 24 in France, 17 in Britain, 13 in Germany and just eight in Italy, the first country outside of China to be hit hard by the pandemic.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Apr 2020 2:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link236Shares Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey hails ‘unbelievable’ Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo and his son trained at the Estadio da Madeira field earlier this week (Picture: SIPA USA)‘You don’t need me to tell you how good or driven he is, he’s unbelievable, he’s one of the greatest in the history of the game.’Ronaldo’s obsession with maintaining peak physical condition landed him in trouble earlier this week, however, when he was photographed flouting coronavirus related lockdown guidelines in Madeira.The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star was spotted being put through his paces at the local stadium and was warned by the island’s secretary of health warned Ronaldo over his conduct.His transgression was subsequently called out by Lazio director of communications Arturo Diaconale, who club are currently just a solitary point behind Juventus in the race for the Serie A title.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Lazio’s position has always been to return to playing football in a safe atmosphere. If the Prime Minister says that we can return to training after May 3, we will all start organizing for that,’ Diaconale told Radiosei. ‘But the impression I have is that there is some favouritism. I am referring to the clubs to which their players are allowed to travel abroad, who will now return and do a quarantine period to return to training at the same time as those of Lazio. ‘The difference is that we followed the rules and stayed at home, unlike others; I’ve seen videos from Portugal showing some marvellous images of Cristiano Ronaldo training out on a football pitch.‘Others have been able to train in peace abroad without restrictions, while we are not allowed to do the same in Italy. ‘I’m not saying it’s wrong, because professional athletes have to keep in shape. I’m just saying that they were given the advantage of going outside during quarantine. But I don’t want to create more controversy.’MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo’s secret training sessions during coronavirus lockdown slammed by Lazio chiefMORE: Rio Ferdinand jokes Manchester United star John O’Shea needed an oxygen tank after facing Cristiano Ronaldocenter_img Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus in the summer after 11 years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey was well aware of Cristiano Ronaldo’s dedication and professionalism before his move to Juventus but training alongside his new teammate every day has given him an extra level of appreciation.The Wales international spent 11 years at Arsenal but bit the north London club an emotional farewell last summer after his contract had expired and was snapped up on a free transfer by the Italian champions.Ramsey has impressed only fleetingly under Maurizio Sarri as he continues to acclimatise to a new country and style of football but admits he has been inspired the the exploits of 35-year-old Ronaldo whose goalscoring prowess shows no signs of diminishing.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said: ‘Ronaldo scores most games. He’s an exceptional athlete. He’s first in the gym, he goes through his whole routine first and then he’s out on to the pitches.ADVERTISEMENT‘He’s a winner, wants to win every single game, every small-sided game, whatever it is, then he’ll be out there practising his free-kicks and things like that. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img8 Kirralee Drive, Robina. 8 Kirralee Drive, Robina sold for $1.325 million.A WATERFRONT Robina home has sold for $1.325 million.The two-storey five-bedroom home at 8 Kirralee Drive is on a 966sq m block on Robina Island.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThere are two living areas and a stunning poolside glassed atrium that is airconditioning.Other features include high ceilings and a marble fireplace.Hart’s Real Estate, Robina agent Jim Hart negotiated the sale. 8 Kirralee Drive, Robina.last_img

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first_imgNorwegian seismic services company Magseis is finalizing a contract for a 4D seabed seismic acquisition survey in the North Sea.Magseis said on Thursday that it would mobilize a MASS-modular crew for the project to be conducted for an undisclosed client.According to the company, the duration of the contract is estimated at approximately two months and will begin during the summer season 2019.In recent company news, Magseis obtained competition clearance for the acquisition of Fairfield Geotechnologies’ seismic technology business.Magseis announced it would acquire Fairfield’s seismic technology business in a deal valued $233 million in late October.The transaction entails Magseis acquiring data acquisition, nodal and system sale & rental activities including all shares in Fairfield’s wholly owned UK subsidiary WGP Group.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to face off against the Madison Cubs for their seventh match of the year.The Bulldogs were able to split with the Cubs winning three matches and falling in three matches. Winning matches by pin for Batesville were: Michael Deal, John Moody, and Xavier King. Chris Schene, Abram Garcia, and Mitchell Thomas all wrestled well but came up short losing by fall against their Madison opponents.There were two JV matches on the night that faced off Jon Vincent and Miguel Ramirez against their Madison opponent. Vincent was able to finish his match in the second period by pin while Ramirez fell short losing by fall.After giving up 36 team points due to forfeits, the final team score was Madison 54 and Batesvlle 18.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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first_imgDirt Road Boys Basketball League Scores.  (1-22)6th Grade Bulldogs @ South Decatur High School.Batesville 59, Waldron 24Connersville Red 41, Batesville 19The 6th graders (10-4) wait word on their game location next weekend, as last year’s DRBL Runner-Up has a chance at the Final Four.5th Grade Bulldogs @ Jac-Cen-Del Elementary.Batesville 40, Switzerland County 12The 5th Grade Bulldogs utilized their aggressive full-court pressure, defensive effort, and rebounding dominance to victory over Switzerland County.  The Bulldogs forced 36 turnovers, out-shot the Pacers 40-14 in attempts and out-rebounded the opponent 30-3. Pacing the youngsters in scoring was Chris Lewis with 9, while Sam Johnson, Conner Drake and Brendan Heiser each had 8.  Jack Grunkemeyer tallied 7 rebounds.  Gus Prickel led the team in assists with 4.  Perhaps most impressive was that the team had 13 assists collectively.Batesville 34, Jac-Cen-Del 10A strong second half allowed the 5th Graders to sweep the day over Jac-Cen-Del.  The team shot 52% from the field in the 2nd half and played stifling defense, forcing several turnovers against the full court pressure, forcing the Eagles into 30 for the contest.  The team was led in scoring by Grunkemeyer with 9, Lewis with 6 and Landon Oldham with 5.  Lewis had 7 boards and 3 assists.The 5th graders (13-1) await their location and match-up in next week’s DRBL Final Four.4th Grade Bulldogs @ Milan High School.Batesville 31, Switzerland County 16Jacob Stenger and Will Jaisle led the squad with 8 points each, and Carson Laker tallied 5.Milan 25, Batesville 24Carson Schneider and Cade Kaiser led the way with 6 points, while Jaisle and Gage Puhlman tallied 4.The 4th graders (10-4) wait word on their game location next weekend, as last year’s DRBL Champions have a chance at this year’s Final Four.3rd Grade Bulldogs @ Connersville Spartan Bowl.Batesville 34, Connersville Red 19Batesville 28, Connersville White 12The 3rd graders (14-0) will be the #1 seed in the DRBL Final Four and await word on their location and match-up next Sunday.2nd Grade Bulldogs @ Milan Elementary.East Central 18, Batesville 11Greensburg 19, Batesville 17The 2nd graders finished their inaugural DRBL season at (5-5).Good luck to all teams!  Go Bulldogs!!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

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