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Designing outside the box

first_imgWe live in a hybrid universe, says Paola Antonelli, and we must learn to think in ways that encompass its many parts. Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design and director of R&D at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, describes a world we navigate using both our feet and our iPhones, fusing the digital and the analog in ways that would have been inconceivable only a few decades before.But the cross-disciplinary approach that may seem natural for tackling this contemporary world is rife with challenges and problems of its own. Such sweeping thinking and creating is the topic of “Hybrid: The Space In Between,” a salon discussion that Antonelli will lead on Tuesday from 6:30­ to 8 p.m. at Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, in the Graduate School of Design (GSD).Conceived and convened by Antonelli in collaboration with Paula Petkova, research assistant at MoMA R&D and Shantel Blakely, public programs manager at GSD, the discussion panel will comprise Elijah Anderson, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University; Eric de Broche des Combes, architect and graphic designer and GSD lecturer in landscape architecture; Alexa Clay, researcher and author of “The Misfit Economy”; and Jane Fulton Suri, partner and chief creative officer at IDEO.This salon follows the model of 16 previous discussions led by Antonelli at MoMA. The topic, she says, is a natural one for her. “I’m not a cognitive scientist, but I am a design person, an architect trained in a discipline that is by definition cross-disciplinary.“Designers, if they are good, are masters of synthesis and are very knowledgeable in team building,” said Antonelli. She explained how designers “tackle different issues every time they tackle something new,” whether it be a digital interface that needs to fulfill multiple functions or an interior that has to provide shelter and also address occupants’ needs. To meet these needs, she explained, the designer has to pull together professionals with wildly divergent areas of expertise. “They always have to build teams in order to get to the specific kind of knowledges that they need,” she said.At times, cross-disciplinary thinking can result in fresh approaches to old problems, such as what happened in Medellin, Colombia, when new ideas took on an entrenched social problem. Medellin, in the Aburrá Valley, was originally a divided city. Most of the development — and jobs — were in the valley. But most of the working people lived up on the hillsides, which were too steep for quick or easy navigation. (An average commute took more than two hours a day.)It took a relative outsider, Mayor Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, to come up with a solution. A mathematician rather than a career politician (with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin), Valderrama recognized that the shortest distance between two points would be a straight line, rather than a circuitous bus route. So why not cut straight up the mountain? Funiculars — suspended from cables — have been making such straight-line journeys up ski slopes for decades. But Medellin’s version, the Metrocable, is the first such system in the world dedicated to public transportation. Opened in 2004, it has both lowered crime rates in the uphill barrio and increased the ease and availability of employment for barrio residents.It took courage for the city council to think outside the box and implement the funicular. “If they had any sense of the political problems, they wouldn’t have done this,” said Antonelli.Of course, there are downsides to cross-disciplinary thinking, warned Antonelli, who describes such an approach as T-shaped. The challenge is that the crossbar of the T, breadth or generalization, can come at the expense of the vertical, deep and extensive knowledge of the subject, said the curator.Her temporary relocation to Cambridge is in part an answer to this challenge. This fall, Antonelli is teaching “States of Design: The Present and the Future of the Field in Twelve Parts” at the GSD. She is enjoying this “little sabbatical,” as she calls it, because of the opportunity to not only teach but also to research.“I realize I sometimes spend a little too much time on the horizontal [breadth] and not enough on the vertical [depth],” she said. “We all have a sense at times of feeling a little spread thin — of asking, do we have enough time to go deeper?”Paola Antonelli will lead a salon discussion on Tuesday from 6:30­ to 8 p.m. at Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design.last_img read more

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Drew Moerlein & More Added to the Cast of American Psycho

first_imgKiller casting! Drew Moerlein, who can be seen in the horror series South of Hell, is just one of the names tapped for the Broadway premiere of American Psycho. Led by Benjamin Walker, the musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24. Opening night has now been set for April 20.Along with Moerlein as Paul Owen, the cast will include Krystina Alabado as Vandan, Dave Thomas Brown as David van Patten, Jordan Dean as Luis Carruthers, Anna Eilinsfeld as Victoria, Jason Hite as Sean Bateman, Ericka Hunter as Sabrina, Holly James as Christine, Keith Randolph Smith as Detective Kimball, Alex Michael Stoll as Craig McDermott and Morgan Weed as Courtney Lawrence. Rounding out the company will be Sydney Morton, Anthony Sagaria and Neka Zang.Directed by Rupert Goold and based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: He also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.The show will also star the previously announced Tony winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano and Broadway alum Heléne Yorke  Related Shows View Comments American Psycho Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016last_img read more

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Colombia: Illegal mining concerns government

first_img The government has taken steps to crack down on the mining of natural resources, including revoking 37 mining licenses – some of which were counterfeit to begin with – nationwide, including in the mining-rich departments of Guanía, Vaupés and Guaviare. “We must make it clear that several of the permits revoked were illegal because they were forged. It’s illegal to mine in natural parks,” said Julia Miranda, director of National Natural Parks, an organization under the Ministry of the Environment.”We will not grant any request for permits to mine within the parks and those previously issued are cancelled.” The Colombian National Directorate of Natural Parks has rejected 400 mining permits in the past five months. The biggest problem for the government in terms of illegal mining is determining the extent of the crime, said Gustavo Wilches Chaux, an environmentalist specializing in risk assessment. “There are no real numbers on how far this business actually reaches,” he said. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the country’s new mining code – expected to go into effect in the second half of 2012 – will reform the mining industry and provide training and financial support to those entering the field. Wilches applauds the government’s efforts. “The government is focused on formalizing this business and this is an important step,” he said. “It’s still missing some details, but it’s on the right track. However, the exploitation of these inaccessible areas is something authorities will have to deal with constantly, because controlling exploitation all around is virtually impossible – the jungle takes up 10% of the national territory. There aren’t a lot of roads that go into the park, so monitoring the national parks is not easy. The job often resembles that of finding a needle in a haystack.” By Dialogo April 11, 2012 BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Coltan, tungsten and cocaine – these are the three biggest threats to the ecosystem of Puinawai national reserve, located in the department of Guainía, in the Colombian Amazonia. Coltan, also known as tantalite, is a mixture of mineral ores used to make advanced electronic device capacitors. “A ton of coltan can be sold illegally for around US$500,000,” said Fabio Forero, a professor at De La Salle University in Colombia. Tungsten, meanwhile, is best known for its use in light bulb filament, but according to Universidad de los Andes historian Santiago Martínez, “the reason that groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are interested in tungsten is because the product is essential in the making of ground-to-air missiles and projectiles capable of breaching plated armor.” The illegal mining by narco-traffickers and terrorist groups concerns the Colombian government. “We have found sophisticated narco-trafficking organizations are increasingly involved in the trafficking of minerals from the Puinawai national reserve,” said Naval Infantry Col. Alfredo de Videro, who commands the military in the region where the park is located. The Colombian media has reported the profits generated by illegal mining operations nationwide can reach $1.6 billion pesos (US$837,915). The government hasn’t released its data. “We’re doing all we can to avoid the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the country,” said Environmental Minister Frank Pearl, adding the ministry lacks the resources to monitor the country’s 56 natural parks 24 hours a day. “Some entities are not able to reach the farthest corners of the parks. Thus, it is important to have citizens and the media involved in notifying authorities if they see illegal mining taking place. Colombia is a very large country, which makes eliminating illegal exploitation very challenging.” last_img read more

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Schumer Pitches a New Way to Help Fund Bay Park’s Badly Needed Outfall Pipe

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has just come up with another way to fund the badly needed ocean outfall pipe at Nassau County’s Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway but it’s still at least a quarter of a billion dollars short.New York’s senior Democratic senator proposed that $210 million come from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program award, which was approved for New York State by the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month. But the entire project is estimated to cost more than $550 million.“The Bay Park Outfall Pipe is the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to rebuilding the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant from Sandy and making it more resilient against future storms,” Schumer said in a press release Monday. “It is sorely needed to help prevent another environmental disaster from happening in Nassau County.”The pipe would be an addition to the sewage treatment plant that is already being rebuilt after being flooded by 9 feet of water during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The outfall pipe, which would redirect treated waste many miles into the Atlantic Ocean instead of being dumped in the vulnerable Western Bays, is needed in order for the new plant to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water regulatory standards. According to the governor’s office, the Bay Park plant currently treats about 50 million gallons of sewage a day, discharging the treated water into the back bay north of Long Beach.Scientists have said that nitrogen from the effluent discharged into the bay is harmful to marshland that protect the shorelines from erosion.READ ABOUT NASSAU COUNTY’S TROUBLED BAY PARK SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND ITS DISASTROUS EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH HEREWhile Schumer’s proposal has drawn support from both Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and local environmental groups, the final decision about where this grant money will go lies in the hands of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery.“We have not been formally notified of this additional formula-based funding,” said Barbara Brancaccio, a spokeswoman for the storm recovery office. “If New York is to receive additional FEMA money, we will discuss all potential uses of the funding, including for the outfall pipe.”Last year the governor announced that the state had secured an agreement from the federal government to provide $810 million to repair and upgrade the plant, which serves a half-million county residents, as well as ensure that the new facility could “withstand a 500-year storm event.” But since no FEMA money was given to constructing a new outfall pipe, the governor said they’d be “requesting additional funding for this important project.”Schumer has proposed that the state tap into FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program because New York has some discretion over how it is allocated.“The state decides what projects they want to fund with that,” said FEMA representative Ray Perez to the Press. “It doesn’t have to be used in an area that was part of the disaster declaration.”Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment said that Schumer’s idea could be a big step forward.“We’ve worked on solving this crisis for eight years,” she told the Press. “[Schumer’s plan] makes an ocean outfall possible.”Long before Sandy flooded Long Island, environmentalists have wanted to prevent treated sewage waste from washing ashore and polluting the marsh lands of the Western Bays.But this $210 million would provide less than half of the outfall pipe’s total estimated cost of more than $550 million. Esposito is hopeful that cooperation between the state and county governments will help finance the entire project.Esposito claims New York State has an additional $800 million that could be used for Long Island projects. She said some of this money could go toward the pipe construction, while the rest of the cost could be covered by Nassau County, but it would require a balance between state and local governments.“A partnership between all levels of government is very, very doable,” Esposito said.So far, the state has only committed to spending $150 million on the nitrogen removal system, which the outflow pipe would facilitate. Meanwhile, Nassau County has not said what, if any, level of support it would contribute to this vital environmental project.After Schumer floated his idea of using hazard mitigation funds, Mangano called his proposal a “potential game-changer” because it could bring the county “one step closer” to making the outfall pipe a reality.“I thank Senator Schumer for his partnership and leadership in working to secure funds to protect our bays, marine life, marshlands and local environment,” Mangano said in a statement Monday.But until the county and the state actually have all the money they need to fund the outfall project, it will remain little more than a “pipe dream.”last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Philabundance for Grand Opening Event

first_img First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today joined local elected officials for the grand opening celebration of the Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK). The 20,000 square foot facility is PCK’s first location in its 20-year history not shared with another entity.“In a year that has contained a great deal of hardship, it is wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate a new beginning,” Gov. Wolf said. “Nothing could be more appropriate than celebrating with the Philabundance community. Philabundance has remained a steadfast partner in my administration’s commitment to ensuring that every Pennsylvanian has access to plentiful, nutritious food.”PCK is a 16-week culinary training and life skills program, providing opportunities to adults with no- to low income who need not just a job, but a second chance at life. PCK promotes the self-sufficiency of its students by preparing them for and connecting them to work in the food service industry and allows them to give back by preparing meals for those in need.The proceeds of PCKatering, PCK’s social enterprise, benefit students, graduates and neighbors facing hunger.At its height during COVID, PCK was providing up to 4,500 additional meals per week. These meals are distributed to a range of community agencies, including outreach meals for Project Home, the City of Philadelphia, a temporary shelter in Kensington, the Woodstock Shelter in North Philadelphia, the Hub of Hope and Federation Housing.The Wolf Administration has lodged a concerted, multi-agency effort to help those in need of food during this pandemic. Many Pennsylvanians who never required food assistance found themselves in need during these unprecedented times. Food pantries, food banks, and organizations across the state sought help to make food available and accessible.Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than 1.53 million Pennsylvanians experienced chronic hunger every day, including about 437,000 children.According to new projections from Feeding America, the pandemic has helped push that number to more than 2 million Pennsylvanians, including nearly 630,000 children.Feeding Pennsylvania member food banks have reported significant increases in the need for food assistance in their communities, with an average 65 percent increase in demand.“We know that emergency feeding efforts are just one part of a comprehensive food security strategy, and proactive, empowering programs such as PCK truly help attack the issue of hunger right at its roots, with results stretching across generations,” First Lady Frances Wolf said. “We are thrilled to celebrate the program’s monumental growth and the possibility that it represents.”Philabundance received $2 million in RACP funds to construct the 19,960 square foot, free-standing facility that includes 10,000 square feet of space for production and a training kitchen – both USDA certified; office and classroom space; locker rooms; ample storage and refrigeration; and flexible community space.As the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, Philabundance plays an essential role in helping Pennsylvanians weather the COVID-19 crisis.“We are still fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still trying to keep our case numbers down, still waiting for a vaccine,” Gov. Wolf said. “But in the past several months we have also reopened the commonwealth. We have begun to explore a new way of living life in Pennsylvania.“And so, it is a great pleasure for me and Frances to join in celebrating the grand opening of the Philabundance Community Kitchen’s new facility. PCK is a place that understands new beginnings and second chances.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 22, 2020center_img Gov. Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Philabundance for Grand Opening Eventlast_img read more

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Noosa boom: Why the once sleepy holiday town has become home to the rich and famous

first_imgLisa Curry and Dawn Fraser both own homes on the Sunshine Coast. Picture: Nigel Hallett.Lisa Curry, former Olympic swimmer Bought a house in Crohamhurst with her Elvis impersonator husband, Mark Tabone, in July 2017 for $1.125 million. She also owns a unit in Alexandra Headland and a house in Minyama, which she bought with her former husband Grant Kenny. Kelly Landry and Anthony Bell recently bought a house in Noosa. Photo: Belinda Rolland.The exclusive seaside village of Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, has long been a favourite holiday spot for the world’s rich and famous.But these days, they don’t just go there to relax — they go there to live.Just ask the likes of ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber, retail billionaire John Van Lieshout, musician Jon Coghill and former car rental boss Bob Ansett, who all call Noosa home. HAMPTONS STYLE GRAND DESIGNS HOME SOLD Noosa’s Seahaven Resort is owned by billionaire John Van Lieshout.Jacinda Barrett, Australian actressOwns a beach house in Sunrise Beach, which was bought for $762,000 in 2006. The former house of tennis star Pat Rafter sold for $15.2m. The Sunrise Beach home offered by Jacinda Barrett to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Dawn Fraser, former Olympic swimmerLives in a house in Noosaville. It was bought for $1.398 million in 2004.Bob Ansett, Budget Rent A Car founderLives in a house in Sunshine Beach, which he bought for just $260,000 in 1987. This house in Noosaville sold for $10.3 million.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoRichard Branson, Virgin Group founderBought Makepeace Island in the Noosa river in the early 2000s for $2.86 million.The property features a main long house with a giant bar, a four-bedroom guesthouse, several two-bedroom villas, a boat house and a lagoon pool with a lap lane, dive spots and a 15-person spa. It can accommodate up to 22 guests. The house owned by Mark Webber in Noosa Heads.John van Lieshout, billionaire founder of Super A-Mart furniture store chainOwns two houses next to each other on the canal in Noosa Heads. He bought one for $3.68 million in 2011 and the other for $430,000 in 1989. He also owns The Seahaven Resort overlooking Laguna Bay, which he paid just over $40 million for in 2012. The Noosa home Gabriel Macht has invited Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to stay in. Picture: Realestate.com.au.The town’s strict population cap and laid-back lifestyle, combined with its beautiful beaches, rainforest and ecological areas, have made it highly sought-after real estate.Local agents are reporting a resurgence in Noosa’s prestige property market, which is forecast to further gather speed as a result of strong interstate migration and infrastructure investment.A decade on from the damage caused by the global financial crisis, the super wealthy are returning to the town in droves — and they’re happy to pay top dollar for whatever they can get their hands on.Just last month, a Little Cove beach house owned by high profile stockbroker David Evans changed hands for $11.2 million to a Melbourne-based buyer linked to the Roger David menswear chain, after selling for only half that just three years ago. This Sunshine Beach house sold for a record $18m.Mark Webber, former professional racing driverOwns a house on 1362 sqm of land in Noosa Heads, which he bought for $4.9 million in 2011 from former tennis star Thomas Muster. Flight Centre chief executive Graham Turner and his wife Jude own a unit in Noosa. Picture: AAP/David Clark.Euan Murdoch, Herron Pharmaceuticals founderOwns a unit in the same building as Brian White and Graham Turner.Joshua Eagle, former professional tennis player Owns a three-bedroom house in Sunshine Beach, which he paid $870,000 for in 2006. David Hales, founder of the Betty’s Burgers chain, has bought a house in Noosa. Picture: Eric Blaich.David Russell, co-founder of private equity group Equis EnergyPaid $18 million for a house in Sunshine Beach in February 2018 — the highest price ever paid for a home in the entire Sunshine Coast region. This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m.In March this year, Noosa’s median house price reached $665,000, compared to the Sunshine Coast median house price of $563,000, according to the latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures.The Noosa unit market also blossomed over the past 12 months, growing a stunning 7.1 per cent to reach an annual median price of $525,000 — the most expensive unit market in Queensland.In fact, Noosa house prices have grown 38.5 per cent since 2013 — the strongest medium-term growth anywhere in Queensland. Professional golfer Adam Scott recently bought a home in Noosa. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images.Anthony Bell and Kelly Landry, celebrity accountant and television identityPaid $10.3 million for a six-bedroom, waterfront home on Noosa Sound in October 2017, which was rated HIA Queensland home of the year. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCelebrity homes in Noosa00:40A CASHED-UP sports star splurged $8.4 million on an oceanfront mansion there.A burger-flipping entrepreneur just paid a record $18 million for a piece of its real estate.And a power couple at the centre of a high profile marriage split have spent more than $10 million on a waterfront hideaway in the town. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Budget Rent A Car founder Bob Ansett lives in Noosa.Carl Hartmann, entrepreneurOwns a house in Noosaville, which he paid $3.8 million for in November 2017.Brian White, Ray White Group chairmanOwns a unit at Little Cove, Noosa Heads, which he bought for $4.25 million in 2001.Graham (Skroo) Turner, Flight Centre CEOOwns a unit in the same building as Brian White. Greg Norman is reportedly looking for property in Noosa. Picture: David Crosling.And don’t forget Suits star Gabriel Macht, whose wife is Australian actor Jacinda Barrett, has invited the royal newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to honeymoon at their Noosa beach house, which was bought more than a decade ago for just over $750,000. DOWNSIZERS UPGRADE TO PENTHOUSE Sir Richard Branson at his private resort, Makepeace Island, on the Noosa River.Jon Coghill, former drummer of PowderfingerBought a house in Marcus Beach for $1.37 million in 2014.David Hales, Betty’s Burgers founderBought Pat Rafter’s property in Sunshine Beach for $15.2 million in January 2018. Billionaire John Van Lieshout owns two houses and a resort in Noosa. Picture: Mark Calleja. Makepeace Island, Queensland. Picture: Supplied. Noosa real estate is in demand from high profile business people, sports stars and celebrities.Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate, who has had a long career selling beach and riverfront mansions in the Noosa region, said he had noticed a growing trend among high profile buyers looking for holiday homes not to rent out, but to use for bringing family together.“We’ve had a large number of people in recent months come to us citing that their intention is to purchase a holiday home so they have a place to bring the family together,” he said.Mr Offermann said it was a “pleasure” dealing with clients at the top end of the market, who were particular about what they liked, time poor and appreciated confidentiality.“There’s a lot of people under the radar here with hundreds of millions, or even billions, that you don’t even know of,” he said. HOUSE OF WINDSOR IS A STUNNER Adrian Reed, an agent with Dowling & Neylan Real Estate Noosaville said the Noosa region’s appeal had broadened from “its traditional base of Melbourne elite”.“There’s significant interest now coming out of Sydney and internationally and that’s changed the profile of not only the popularity of Noosa, but who’s living and working here,” Mr Reed said. “The ability for people to work remotely now is completely changing the paradigm and allowing people to be remote CEOs. “The convenience of the commute or a private jet to the Sunshine Coast airport means they can operate at the highest level and live in paradise.”Mr Reed said he expected the new-found interest in the Noosa region to increase.“When you look at what you can get for $10 million in comparison to Sydney, Noosa is exceptional value,” he said.THE RICH AND FAMOUS WHO CALL NOOSA HOMEAdam Scott, champion golferBought an oceanfront house in Sunshine Beach for $8.4 million in April 2017. Former Formula One driver Mark Webber owns a home in Noosa.Former professional tennis star Joshua Eagle also owns property in the area, while Greg ‘The Shark’ Norman is reportedly hunting for a home there.last_img read more

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Moyes targets reunion with Chelsea midfielder Barkley

first_img The England international has been linked with a move away from Chelsea during the summer transfer window following inconsistent displays this season.Advertisement West Ham boss David Moyes is believed to be interested in reuniting with Ross Barkley. read also:Teen star Billy Gilmour backed to shine by Chelsea’s Barkley Chelsea is set to build their side around their young talent next season and it remains to be seen if Barkley will be part of Frank Lampard’s plans. Moyes and Barkley previously worked together at Everton. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img

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Teslim Balogun Stadium ready in December – Sports commission

first_imgRelatedPosts Photo: Petroleum Minister, Shell MD, others at Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games Runners collect kits for Lagos Marathon 2020 Lagos tasks residents on religious tolerance, hard work The Director-General of the Lagos State Sports Commission Oluwatoyin Gafar, says the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, which is under renovation, would be ready in December. Gafar disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Ilorin. The commission’s director general, who said the level of work done was at between 75 and 80 per cent completion stage, expressed confidence that the contractor would meet the December delivery date. He said: “I was at the stadium recently with the Honourable Minister and with what I saw, the stadium should be delivered at the due date. “All other materials are there, the turf, everything is almost readily available.” He said Lagos was ready to host the world if given the right to host the female World Cup by FIFA. He said: “If Lagos is ready, it means Nigeria is ready.”Tags: Oluwatoyin GafarTeslim Balogun Stadiumlast_img read more

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Cahir Ladies go for glory in Parnell Park

first_imgCahir reached the final in 2012 but Parnells of London got the better of them on that occasion.Its been a busy year for Cahir as 17 of today’s panel won Munster Intermediate camogie medals last weekend as well.Cahir manager Karl McCarthy told Tipp FM Sport  the determination of the team has shone through so far this year.last_img

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Tevin Farmer, Eddie Hearn plan to publicly call out Gervonta Davis with an offer

first_imgOf course, Farmer wasn’t trying to hear that on his own turf, letting Carroll know as much Wednesday during the press conference.If @TevinFarmer22 and @Jono_Carroll were the last two on Earth – who’s making it out alive? 🤔😂#FarmerCarroll pic.twitter.com/voIExsEPlb— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 13, 2019“I want to beat everybody up that I fight, not just him,” Farmer said. “Everybody.”If he does that — and emphatically — Friday night … then, watch out for the in-ring call-out to Davis. The money will be there for champ “Tank” and Farmer’s going to make sure it’s there for him, too. As the fellow champ should. Hearn’s joke contained some truth in jest. In facing Jono Carroll on Friday night at Temple University’s Liacouras Center — about five minutes away from where the champ grew up in Philadelphia — Farmer will be making his third title defense in six months, so he’s earned the right to show up fashionably late on his home turf. And while rocking a pair of slides. (Why not? He’s comfortable at home).Join DAZN and watch Farmer vs. Carroll on March 15Being that fighting world champion, he has also earned the right to request top dollar, especially when talking about a unification bout between he and WBA junior lightweight titleholder Gervonta Davis.If Farmer defeats Carroll on Friday night — something he’s favored to do, convincingly — he and Hearn are expected to publicly call out Davis to make the highly-anticipated fight finally happen.Farmer and Davis have slung mud at each other on social media for five years strong.Still, no fight.They have confronted each other face-to-face on more than one occasion.Still … no fight.Since all else has failed, this could be the last resort and Farmer and Hearn are treating it as such.Entering fight week, the Matchroom Boxing promoter vowed to publicly make Davis a “f— massive offer,” adding that $5 million sounds about right, and he doubled down on that promise while speaking with Sporting News on Wednesday.MORE: Tevin Farmer on why top fighters at 130 pounds aren’t facing each other“I think pretty serious,” Hearn said about going ahead with the public offer if Farmer does get past Carroll on Friday. “The reason I say public is I want the world to know. I’ve made several offers to Mayweather Promotions, obviously they’re his promotional company. They were multi-fight deals, this could just be one fight. A lot of it is out of frustration because I want to see that fight. I think the boxing fans and public are with me in that we want to see that fight.”Consider this public call-out a two-pronged approach — one relying on public pressure and the subsequent shaming that will go along with it; the other on a haul of cash significant enough for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to possibly make an exception and allow Davis to do a one-off fight against Farmer on DAZN.But if that indeed does wind up being the case, Farmer wants to make sure that the fight check cut for him is fair, too, because he’s earned it.“It got to make sense for the both of us. He’s getting paid ‘X’ amount of dollars, what’s Tevin Farmer getting paid?” the champ explained to SN. “It takes two to tango.”Recently, there has been some daylight in the long-stalled negotiations between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, so perhaps if that fight is made, it’ll have a trickle-down, ice-breaking effect on other mega bouts like a Davis-Farmer. But that’s not of Farmer’s immediate concern.“I don’t know nothing about that,” he told SN on Wednesday. “After Friday, then we could talk about the ‘Tank’ fight and what’s Tevin Farmer getting paid. It gotta make sense and it gotta be life-changing money for the both of us.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year“At the end of the day, the promoters are doing a hell of a job, but me and Davis built this fight up for five years. We built this! Five years … since 2014,” he continued. “If the money isn’t life- changing for the both of us, it’s not worth it. I want the fight.”The stern dislike that the super featherweights have for each other only further fuel Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs) wanting this fight.“You don’t pop s— [on social media] and then see each other in traffic and then walk away. That’s not what we do,” Farmer said. “There’s been a time, where he seen me and he walked over and there’s been a time where I seen him and I approached him. At least we know it’s real.”Also real is a chance for Carroll (16-0-1, 3 KOs) to step in and not only spoil Farmer’s plans, but put himself on the boxing map with an upset. The 26-year-old Irish fighter credits a three-fight deal with MTK Global in allowing him to concentrate on boxing full-time and he hasn’t looked back since. Now, making his U.S. debut, he’s hell-bent on becoming a world champ.“It’s going to be a really, really tough night and horrible night for him,” Carroll vowed to SN. “I’m coming away with that belt no matter what.” PHILADELPHIA — Eddie Hearn took the podium at Union Transfer, a concert venue in Philadelphia, and ribbed Tevin Farmer about being tardy to the final press conference Wednesday.“He was half an hour late,” Hearn said, drawing a wide grin from the IBF junior lightweight champion on the dais, “but you know, he’s become a little bit big time now.”last_img read more

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