Did you see The Nance screening in movie theaters this summer? I did, we had a great premiere. It was wonderful to see everybody again. We hadn’t seen each other in about a year, so that was really special. There’s so much that we don’t get to see when we’re onstage. We don’t get to see the lighting design or the way all the costumes work together. Wicked fans are so loyal—what’s the best fan gift you’ve gotten? I’ve gotten some incredible art. This show inspires people to just put their heart out there. They make duct tape art, they do watercolors, they do sculpture art, it’s incredible. I got this thing from Iceland, this incredible paper art of Glinda, it was really special. But nothing crazy. No one’s sent me their tooth or anything, thank god. [Laughs.] Who in particular have you bonded with? Christine Dwyer, who plays Elphaba. I love her so much. We’ve become really close and she’s such an ally on stage. I’m also obsessed with Mary Testa! She’s amazing, she’s a comedic genius, honestly. I’ve gotta take as many notes as possible working with her: she’s a real legend, and she’s also a blast. I love everybody, we’re all really tight. Jenni Barber You actually ask yourself, “How would Nathan Lane play Glinda?” Absolutely, or say, “No, Nathan Lane would not approve of this, nuh-uh.” It’s bizarre, but it works! from $95.00 What about your money from the dentist? Yeah, I was like, “I’m out of my dentist cash, I’ve got to take this job!” [Laughs.] Aside from Mary Testa, do you have any comedy influences you look up to that inspire your performance? I had the pleasure of working with Nathan Lane last year in The Nance, and watching him work an audience is the greatest lesson in comedy anybody could ever have. His rhythm and the way that he can time things, the way that he’ll change it up. Every performance is different and really crafted to whatever he’s getting from the audience. There’s moments where I’m doing “Popular” and I’m like, “What would Nathan Lane do?” See Barber in Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Related Shows You now have a few months of Wicked under your belt. How do you like being “Popular?” It’s going really well, it’s super fun, we’re having a great time. I’m really lucky I have just the coolest cast to be a part of. We’re really having fun over there! You got to perform on the Tony Awards this year—did your phone immediately start blowing up? Yes, both Christine’s and my phones went bananas. We told our families, but we didn’t tell a lot of people, and I’m not on Facebook, so literally my phone was freaking out. Christine’s actually broke. [Laughs.] It was really thrilling. And so many people from years ago were like, “Wait a second, what are you doing? You live in New York, you’re on Broadway, what?” I’m still mourning the loss of the hilarious porn play The Performers, which closed after only 30 performances on Broadway. Yay, you saw it! View Comments What’s it like to see yourself so big on a movie screen? My head was super big and it was hilarious. There’s…a lot happening! [Laughs.] It’s also gonna be on TV in October, and I’m so thrilled that so many people are gonna be able to see this story. What has been your most memorable stage door interaction? My dentist from when I was a child in Mansfield, Ohio was at the stage door a couple weeks ago. I haven’t seen her in years, but when I was first moving to New York, I had my last checkup and she literally handed me a wad of cash and was like, “Just take care of yourself, OK?” She was so worried about me moving to the big city! I haven’t seen her since that day, and then she shows up at the stage door crying. When did you see Wicked for the first time? When I first moved to the city I auditioned, and they told me I was going to leave in a week to be in the Chicago production. I had never seen the show before, so I sat in the sound booth and saw Megan Hilty and Shoshanna Bean and they were fantastic. A few days later they were like, “Oh, you’re not going to Chicago, but they may want you to stay here.” So it was this epic month of callbacks and during that time I was also auditioning for Spelling Bee and ended up getting that before they made a decision for Wicked. I needed it so bad, I was so broke. I had spent three months in New York and I had no money. Star Files You’ve played such an eclectic mix of roles, from Olive in Spelling Bee to an adult film star, to a burlesque performer. If a project is exciting for me, then I’ll just go out for it, but these roles really did choose me. [Spelling Bee and Annie director] James Lapine was a little concerned. He said, “You were Olive and now I’m seeing you without your clothes on. Why don’t you play a nice, respectful lady like Grace Farrell in [Annie]?” He was trying to clean up my act! Wicked Why don’t you think it got the run it deserved? At the theater, we talked about this relentlessly, because we were so surprised we got the closing notice so quickly. I can’t even tell you how much fun it was. Henry Winkler, Alicia [Silverstone], Cheyenne [Jackson], Daniel Breaker, Ari [Graynor], they’re most wonderful castmates a person could have. I learned a lot about commercial theater in New York City, that’s for sure. Try as you might, you simply can’t typecast Jenni Barber. The star made her Broadway debut as shy middle schooler Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and nabbed a regular gig on the kids’ TV series The Electric Company before moving on to more uh, adult fare, like a porn star in the short-lived comedy The Performers and a burlesque performer in The Nance on Broadway. Now she’s throwing us another curveball: She arrived on the Great White Way via bubble in Wicked last winter, playing oh-so-popular witch Glinda. Broadway.com chatted with Barber about her first few months in the role, what it’s like to perform on the Tony Awards and why she’s constantly asking herself “What would Nathan Lane do?”
July 1, 2003 News and Notes Charles Reynolds, of Butler Pappas, Tampa, was named chair of DRI’s Mold/IAQ subcommittee. Daniel P. Mitchell, of GrayHarris, spoke about defending causation cases with orthopedic damages, at a statewide specialty claims conference for Progressive Insurance Company. Daniel S. Pearson, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, was presented the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Founders Award in Miami. Linda Spaulding White, a partner with Conrad & Scherer, Ft. Lauderdale, has been elected to serve on the board of directors and appointed vice chair of the appellate practice section of the Broward County Bar Association. Francis X. Rapprich III, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., has received the Legal Aid Orange County Bar Association’s New Lawyer Award. Alice Reiter Feld presented on Elder Law at the Tamarac Community Center and the Broward County Bar Association. William Andrew Haggard, partner with Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Bologna, Coral Gables, was presented the Circle of Gold Award from the Florida State University Alumni Association. He also served as a guest speaker at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ Jury Selection Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, addressing the proper ways to select a jury in a premises liability case. In addition, he spoke at a symposium hosted by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in Orlando. The symposium was an analysis and study of the delivery of an effective opening statement in tort cases. Ervin A. Gonzalez, of Colson Hicks Eidson et al, Coral Gables, has been elected to the board of trustees for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Cathy R. LeBeau, of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been elected to the board of directors of Life Path Hospice. Garrett J. Biondo, of Goldfarb, Gold, Gonzalez & Wald, P.A., was awarded the 2003 Hon. Marvin H. Gillman Small Claims Clinic Award by Put Something Back, a joint pro bono project of the 11th Judicial Circuit and the Dade County Bar Association. Kristen M. Lynch, of Elk, Bankier, Christu and Bakst, LLP, spoke at the annual probate seminar for the Broward County Bar Association, titled Practical Problems for the Probate Lawyer. She presented a lecture titled Avoiding Common Mistakes in Estate Planning with IRAs. She also participated in the annual estate planning seminar for the estate planning council of Broward County, presenting a lecture titled IRAs: Beyond the IRS: New Regulations, State Law, and Other Issues. Theresa M.B. Van Vliet, a partner with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, has been appointed the representative on the Task Force on Professional Services by the ABA Section of Taxation, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties for the year 2003-04. Chris M. Ballentine, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., has received the Judge J.C. Stone Distinguished Service Award presented by the Legal Aid Orange County Bar Association for demonstrating a career to pro bono service. Carol M. Lynch, assistant counsel for the Naval Education and Training Command, has been selected for promotion to the rank of captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve. Jorge L. Freeland, of White & Case, LLP, Miami, spoke on Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions to a local education forum for Financial Executives International, held in Ft. Lauderdale. John Arthur Jones, of Holland & Knight, LLP, was presented the first William S. Belcher Lifetime Professionalism Award at the annual luncheon of the Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law section of The Florida Bar. Thomas A. Snow, president and CEO of Carlton Fields, has been elected to the board of regents and as secretary of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers at the college’s spring meeting. Pat Muldowney, of Akerman Senterfitt, Orlando, spoke on recent developments under the Fair Labor Standards Act at the Orange County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee’s seminar on Trends in Employment Law and a View from the Bench. Brian P. Trauman, of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Washington, D.C., has been appointed chair of the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division Tax Law Committee for 2003-04. He has also been appointed to serve on the ABA Tax Section as secretary of the Transfer Pricing Committee, and chair of the Pro Bono Committee’s VITA subcommittee. Bradley P. Blystone, a shareholder with Mateer Harbert, was named a member of the board of directors at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. Jeffrey M. Adams, a partner of Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, LLP, lectured on Direct Examination, Comprehensive Cross-Examination and Putting Together a Powerful Closing Argument, during the National Business Institute’s Advanced Trial Advocacy in Florida seminar. Patrick A. Moran, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of the Ft. Lauderdale Children’s Theatre. Diane J. Geller, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., addressed staffing professionals at the 2003 Florida Staffing Services Association Annual Conference in Tampa. Her topic was titled Legally Fit or Injury Prone? In addition, she spoke on Involuntary Terminations at a human resources seminar hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Kenneth B. Jacobs, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Jacksonville, has been installed as president of the Jewish Community Alliance of Jacksonville. Cynthia C. Spall, of Gunster Yoakley, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition. Richard Milstein, of Akerman Senterfitt, was awarded The Professional Advisor of the Year Award by Leave a Legacy, a program of the Planned Giving Council of Miami-Dade County. Merrick L. Gross, a shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, has been appointed to the Impact Council of The United Way of Miami-Dade County. Alan C. Sheppard, Jr., of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & McRae, L.L.P., Jacksonville, has become president-elect of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. He also presented a paper at a symposium sponsored by Jacksonville’s Chinese Businesss Education Center, explaining new Chinese insurance regulations that permit foreign-owned insurance companies to do business in China. Vivian Arenas, associate at de la Parte and Gilbert, P.A., Tampa, has been elected to the board of directors for Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc., which leads Tampa’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Howard D. Rosen, of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A., Coral Gables, made presentations to the tax section of the Utah State Bar, the Essex County (NJ) Bar Tax Section, and the Santa Clara County (CA) Bar Association on asset protection and offshore trust planning topics. William E. Curphey, of William E. Curphey & Associates, Clearwater, spoke in Cambridge, England, before an international group on collaborative negotiations, and how to be a principal negotiator to an international group of business managers. Jerry M. Markowitz and Thomas Ringel, founding shareholders of Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A., Miami, have been elected to the board of directors of the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association. Thomas M. Farrell IV, of Farrell & Gasparo, P.A., Jacksonville, spoke on Benefits Available Under the Workers’ Compensation System, as part of a seminar on workers’ compensation in Florida. Randee S. Schatz, of Randee S. Schatz, P.A., Palm Beach, was re-elected chair of the health care district of Palm Beach County. Ira H. Leesfield, of Leesfield Leighton Rubio Mahfood & Boyers, P.A., spoke at the Trial Master’s Seminar in Orlano, sponsored by the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association. He talked on the topic of How to Select the Right Jurors. In addition, he was the keynote speaker at the Justices Teaching Institute held in Tallahassee, in which he presented the topic of Justice in the Law. Kimberly Bonder Rezanka, of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capuano & Bozarth, P.A., Brevard County, was elected secretary of the Brevard County Bar Association. Paul Steven Sing-erman, of Berger Singerman, gave a speech titled Can an Asset Protection Plan Survive in Bankruptcy? at the Annual Wealth Protection Conference of The Florida Bar’s Tax Section, held in Miami. Walter J. Harvey, a partner with Steel Hector & Davis LLP, Miami, has been appointed to the City of Miami Homeland Defense/Neighborhood Improvement Bond Oversight Board. Jamie Finizio-Bascombe, of The Finizio Law Offices, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, was a keynote speaker at St. Thomas University’s Women’s Fair, sponsored by Women United for Human Rights Organization. She spoke on the many ways that women can become involved in the community to advance women’s rights and to assist other women in all fields. She has also been elected president of the Nova Law Alumni Association for the years 2003-05. Harvey J. Sepler was elected to be a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers of the 11th Circuit Public Defender’s Office Brendon M. Lee, of MacFarlane Ferguson & McMullen, Tampa, spoke at a seminar titled How to Champion Your Labor Law Issues on the topic of Using Independent Contractors to Field Your Team. Kimberly Kolback, Miami, lectured on Managing the Relationship & Structuring the Deal–Common Ground in the Sports and Entertainment Industries, held by the University of Miami, School of Law Entertainment & Sports Law Society in Miami Beach. She also served as CLE chair for The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section’s Fifth Annual Legal Symposium on the world of music, film, and television. Robert W. Boos, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., addressed civil litigators and other attorneys at a seminar on Motion Practice in Florida. Sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Inc., he spoke about Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders. Michael Okaty, an associate with Foley & Lardner, Orlando, was elected president of the Metro-Orlando University of Central Florida Alumni Chapter. Ken Wright, partner with Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Central Florida. Patricia H. Thompson, of Carlton Fields, Miami, spoke at the American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s 2003 workshop in Chicago, IL, titled Preventing and Recovering Losses: Litigation and Financing Strategies for the Contract Surety. She spoke at the Women’s Division Luncheon, addressing women’s participation in the construction and surety industry. Sangita Patel, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected to the board of directors of the Golden Rule Foundation. Henry M. Cooper, of Fogel & Cohen, L.L.P., Boca Raton, has published an article on the use of data retention policies to minimize an employer’s liability exposure, which was featured in Document Magazine. Jason M. Murray, of Carlton Fields, has been selected as the 2003 recipient of the Young Lawyers Division Diversity Award. Deborah B. Talenfeld, Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L., has been appointed to the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Southern District of Florida. July 1, 2003 Regular News
The CFPB’s controversial arbitration rule is close to dying, following Senate passage of a resolution Wednesday night that would nullify the regulation.The Senate passed the resolution by the closest margin, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote after the tally read 50-50.The House already has passed the resolution, which now goes to President Trump, who is expected to sign it.The repeal is considered a major victor for the financial community, including credit union trade groups, which contended that the rule would restrict arbitration clauses in financial contracts. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Mar 2019 10:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link250Shares Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes Liverpool fans should be a ‘little worried’ about Virgil van Dijk ahead of the Premier League run-in.With just six weeks left of the 2018-19 season, Liverpool find themselves two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, although City have a game in hand.Jurgen Klopp’s side face Tottenham this weekend, with City travel to west London to meet relelgation battlers Fulham.Van Dijk has been in superb form throughout the campaign but made an uncharacteristic error in the 2-1 victory over Fulham before the international break.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAnd, playing for Netherlands this week, the centre back failed to prevent Serge Gnabry from scoring a fantastic goal as his team were downed 3-2 by Germany.AdvertisementAdvertisementMerson, speaking to Sky Sports, said: ‘We saw a little glimpse of the old Van Dijk while he was on international duty with the Netherlands.‘He’s removed that lackadaisical element of his game this season at Liverpool, but we saw it against Germany when he casually strolled over to Serge Gnabry, and he whipped the ball into the top corner.‘That has not been Van Dijk this season, he has defended properly week in, week out. Paul Merson explains why Liverpool fans should be ‘worried’ about Virgil van Dijk Comment Former Arsenal and England star Paul Merson (Picture: Getty)‘I would be a little worried if I was a Liverpool fan seeing that because you cannot afford to do that against Kane.‘It may be easy for Van Dijk all afternoon but he has to remain focused throughout, because it only takes a second for someone like Kane to punish you.’Asked to identify the key battle in Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Spurs, Arsenal hero Merson added: ‘There will be battles all over the place, but it has to be Van Dijk versus Kane.‘I watched Kane play against Montenegro and, at times, it was like England were playing with 10 men.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He was having a bad game and he does have bad games now and then, but he still popped up with a goal.‘The biggest compliment I can pay to Kane is that his confidence never wanes, he could be having the worst game but he’ll never shy away, he will keep on trying things and getting involved.‘The problem for Liverpool is that Van Dijk could have Kane in his pocket for 89 minutes and then, bang, Kane does something out of the ordinary.’While Liverpool can retain their position at the top of the table this weekend, Spurs will hope to bounce back after suffering a worrying dip in form before the international break.MORE: Eddie Hearn speaks out on potential Wladimir Klitschko comeback after £60m DAZN offer Advertisement Advertisement
The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) is working on a project which includes maintenance dredging of the Kherson seaport.The company on Friday, August 18, invited interested bidders via the ProZorro electronic procurement system to participate in the tender.Kherson seaport is located on the right bank of River Dnipro. The design depth of the port’s waters is 8.25 meters, but the declared draft is 7.6 meters.According to USPA, the estimated cost of dredging work is $1.75 million. The volume of soil to be removed from the bottom of the port’s waters is 152,000 cubic meters. The deadline for completing the work is three months.The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority expects both Ukrainian and foreign dredging companies to show interest and submit their offers by September 18.This is not the only project the company is working on, USPA is also preparing maintenance dredging of the ports of Reni (tenders have already been invited via the ProZorro procurement system), Odesa, Mariupol, and Berdiansk in 2017.In addition, maintenance dredging of the approach channel to the Mykolaiv seaport (the 13th tributary of the Dnieper-Bug Estuary) and the Kherson maritime channel will be performed.
Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Best Cars Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms? Read Also: Rivaldo: Messi right to challenge AbidalRonaldo has been in blistering form this season for the Old Lady, with the ex-Real Madrid ace chipping in with 23 goals in 28 games in all competitions.He made history in the recent 2-1 defeat against Verona, as he became the first player to score in ten consecutive Serie A games.But he was reportedly left fuming after the shock loss, with it claimed that Ronaldo ignored fans and refused to take selfies after the match.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 35-year-old uploaded the clip on social media, which showed his performing sit-ups while balancing on an exercise ball with his child, 2, sitting on his lap. The video has incredibly been watched over 22 million times by people on Instagram since the five-time Ballon d’Or posted it on Monday evening.Captioning the clip, he simply stated: “No excuses.”During the short video, Ronaldo’s other daughter Eva can be seen walking around the room, while her brother Mateo watches on.Fans were loving his cute training regime, as one commented: “Love that father and daughter bond.”Another added: “Daddy’s little girl.”A third simply stated: “Family goals.”One then claimed: “That’s why you are the best in the world.”It’s not the first time that Ronaldo has incorporated his children into training, with the forward doing press-ups with his son Cristiano Jr back in 2015. Loading… Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has left fans cooing after the Portuguese legend shared a video of him training at home with his daughter Alana.Advertisement
Josh Gilman, William Gould, Jordan Grabouski, Richie Gustin, Michael Hale, Jeff Hoegh, Scott Hogan, Bobby Hogge IV, Darrell Hughes II, Jason Hughes, Bricen James, Justin Kay, Billy Kendall, Eddie Kirchoff, Brekken Kleinschmidt and Oliver Kollofski. William Gould won Grayson County Speedway’s Busby Memorial and Justin Dunn was a weekly winner at Perris Auto Speedway. Ricky Alvarado was the opening night winner in the Wild West Tour at Aztec Speedway and Danny Wagner topped the Donnie Tilford Tribute at Placerville Speedway. VINTON, Iowa – Six more IMCA Modified drivers have put their names on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Johnny Whitman aced the “Red” race of 141 Speedway’s Red, White and Blue troika and Brendon Gemmill led the way to the checkers at Dodge City Raceway Park’s Modified Stampede. Brandon Conkwright, Curtis Cook, Brian Cross, Jon DeBenedetti, Nick DeCarlo, Colin Deming, Jesse Dennis, Zane DeVilbiss, Shane DeVolder, Myron DeYoung, Zach Dockter, Justin Dunn, Scott Foreman, Jaden Fryer and Brendon Gemmill. Dennis LaVeine, Tyler Limoges, Ryan McDaniel, Josh McGaha, Hunter Marriott, Rich Michael Jr., Trevor Miller, Clay Money, Bob Moore, Rodney Morgan, Jason Noll, Guy Norton, Kyle Olberding, Jake O’Neil and Toby Patchen. Tyler Peterson, Joey Price, Clint Reichenbach, Ryan Roath, James Roete, Anthony Roth, Joel Rust, Ryan Ruter, Cory Sample, Robby Sawyer, Johnny Scott, Marlyn Seidler, D.J. Shannon, Kelly Shryock and James Slawson. Barring crazy wet weather in the next four weeks, the All-Star ballot will see an influx of candidates as nearly 30 qualifying events are on the schedule through mid-June. Jeffrey Abbey, Chris Abelson, Jeff Aikey, Ricky Alvarado, Drew Armstrong, Casey Arneson, Chaz Baca, Jerry Bailey, Eric Barnes, Brandon Beckendorf, Eddie Belec, Tanner Black, Steven Bowers Jr., Brad Calhoun and Cayden Carter. Drivers already vote eligible winning qualifiers were Jordan Grabouski, Zane DeVilbiss and Ricky Thornton Jr. The list of Fast Shafts All-Star candidates now includes: Rob Slott, Brad Smith, Kelly Smith, Alex Stanford, Andy Strait, Kyle Strickler, Chris Swenson, Ricky Thornton Jr., Shadren Turner, Dominic Ursetta, Danny Wagner, A.J. Ward, Tim Ward, Johnny Whitman, Jason Wolla and Marcus Yarie.
Published on January 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Unprompted by any question, Jim Boeheim took time out of his postgame press conference to make something clear.Boeheim felt the need to remind everyone that his Syracuse basketball program lost three great players from last season’s squad. And that although this year’s Orange has four veterans who are left to shoulder the load, they haven’t done so on a consistent basis. That those four — Rick Jackson, Kris Joseph, Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche — left a lot to be desired Tuesday.‘Not good college players,’ Boeheim said, referring to last year’s star trio of Wes Johnson, Andy Rautins and Arinze Onuaku. ‘Great college players.‘Scoop and Ricky and Kris and Brandon, they have not played like they did earlier in the year. We’ve got to get them playing better.’And just about anything would have been better than Tuesday’s performance, which led to the worst home loss for Syracuse in more than a decade. Seton Hall’s veteran starters came into the Carrier Dome and got the better of the No. 9 team in the nation, just 17 days after the Orange won at SHU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough all four key players for SU finished the game in double figures scoring-wise, they failed to guide Syracuse out of its recent losing streak.‘At the end of the day, it’s on us, the leaders, the veterans on this team, to make a difference,’ Joseph said. ‘We knew coming in that this is what we would have to do.’Syracuse is in the midst of a three-game tailspin after one of the best starts to a season in school history. Throughout an eight-minute press conference after the game, Boeheim kept returning to one theme: the play of his four veterans. It’s those four, Boeheim said, who need to lead SU out of its current funk.‘For us to win, we have to be balanced,’ Boeheim said. ‘For us to have balance, Brandon and Scoop have to play to the level that they played earlier in the year. Those guys are crucial for us.’Against the Pirates Tuesday, the quartet did what it could. Jackson finished with a double-double and an impressive six blocked shots. Joseph finished with a team-high 17 points, and Jardine and Triche each chipped in 11 points apiece. Yet it still wasn’t enough.Inefficiency on both sides of the ball sunk the Orange against a team it was heavily favored to beat.Boeheim said it wasn’t the defense — which allowed SHU to knock down its first seven shots of the game — that worried him. Early on, it was the Orange’s offensive cohesiveness. In each half, Syracuse struggled to get on the board. With four players averaging double figures, that’s something that shouldn’t happen. Especially at home against an unranked team.The 34 percent shooting mark from the field in the first half from the veteran group coincided with a 13-point halftime advantage for Seton Hall. Joseph scored 16 of his points in the second half, but that was after the Pirates jumped out to a 50-30 lead. The damage had already been done.‘We can’t come out slow,’ Triche said. ‘If we have to come from behind, we’re going to spend too much energy, and we’re probably going to run out of gas toward the end of the game. … Our starters have to play better earlier.’It’s not a concept the Orange has failed to embrace. The leaders of this year’s Syracuse team know it’s on them to return to the form that allowed SU to reel off 18 consecutive wins to start the season. Boeheim knows the four veterans on this year’s team have it in them. This is the same Syracuse team that was ranked No. 3 in the nation just a week ago.But 21 games into the season, the head coach is still reminiscent of the veteran leadership of last year’s team. Leadership that, in SU’s past three games, has been lacking.‘The teams that are winning have upperclass players, every one of them,’ Boeheim said. ‘Every one of them has four or five upperclass veteran players. Our four veteran players have got us to where we are, with a little bit of assistance some games.‘Those four guys have to be there every night. They have to be there every night for us.’email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
“More good heads are better than a few. As stakeholders of the game, sports journalists have a responsibility to serve as watchdogs and also to make recommendations that will steer the ship of Nigeria sports to better shores.”NFF President Amaju Pinnick congratulated Sirawoo on his election, and pledged that the present NFF administration will work together with the new SWAN executive council and listen to its advice and suggestions from time to time.With Sirawoo on the visit were SWAN secretary general, Mr. Olawale Alabi, Chairman of FCT chapter, Mr. Kayode Adeniyi and some other members of the executive council.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Newly-elected President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr. Honour Sirawoo, yesterday pledged that the rank and file of the association will give ample support to the present NFF administration to return Nigeria football to glory days.Speaking during a visit to the NFF Secretariat in Abuja, where he met with NFF President Amaju Pinnick and other members of the NFF Board, Sirawoo assured that his leadership would ensure that sports journalists in the country observe the fine ethics of the profession in their daily practice.“In truth, there are several challenges facing football, nay sports in our country today. Yet, the times call for constructive criticisms and for putting heads together to come up with workable solutions that can drive us to new heights.
Police in the Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados are reporting a major breakthrough in their investigations into the murder of 49-year-old British businessman Steven Weare, who was reported missing last month.Lawmen have also confirmed that the body of a British man, which was discovered in a remote area at Melverton, St George on Friday, September 1, was Weare’s.The British car salesman, from Kirkham in Lancashire, was last seen alive in Burger King’s car park at University Drive, Black Rock, St Michael on August 23.The director of Fylde Motor Company, who was reportedly staying at Newcastle Plantation House in St John at the time, visited the island, popularly called ‘Little England’, regularly.As a result of the gruesome discovery of his body, police in the island have arrested and charged 35-year-old Sunil Decourcey Brome of #7, Alamanda Drive, West Terrace, St James; 30-year-old Keino Nakito Griffith of Pounders Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael; 26-year-old Christopher Darnley Michael Clarke of Oughterson, St Philip; 26-year-old Torio Akiro Watson of Block 6D, Field Road, Wildey, St Michael and 27-year-old Basil Alphonso Branch of Morris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael.