New York Times columnist Frank Rich to address Harvard Kennedy School Forum

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgFrank Rich, op-ed page columnist for The New York Times, will address an audience of students, faculty, journalists, and members of the public on Monday, March 7, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.Rich will receive the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism as part of the annual Goldsmith Awards Ceremony. The Goldsmith Awards are sponsored annually by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School.Rich’s career at The New York Times began in 1980 when he was named chief theater critic. Beginning in 1994, he became an op-ed columnist, and in 1999 he became the first Times columnist to write a regular double-length column for the op-ed page. Rich’s weekly essay on the intersection of culture and news draws on his background as a theater critic and observer of art, entertainment and politics.In addition to his work at the Times, Rich has written about culture and politics for many other publications. His childhood memoir, “Ghost Light,” was published in 2000 by Random House. His book, “The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina,” was published in 2006.Before joining the Times, Rich was a film and television critic at Time magazine. Earlier, he had been film critic for the New York Post and film critic and senior editor of New Times magazine. He was a founding editor of the Richmond (Va.) Mercury, a weekly newspaper, in the early 1970s.Past recipients of the Goldsmith Career Award include Christiane Amanpour, Seymour Hersh, Peter Jennings, Gwen Ifill, David Fanning, and Daniel Schorr. The Goldsmith Awards also include a major prize for investigative reporting and a book prize.last_img read more

New Season

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgGirls basketball has already started, and the boys will follow suit next week.  The girls’ teams in this area will have Rushville Lady Lions to beat if they want to advance beyond the sectional.  The Lady Lions are coming off of a very good season, and they have most of those girls back.  Coupled with the fact that they are now in the EIAC means a lot of schools in this area will have them on their schedule.  The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles return a good portion of a very young squad from last year and will probably be the team to beat in the lower division.  The boys teams in this area have defending 3A state champion Greensburg to compete with again.  Since the Pirates have their entire starting lineup back, no one believes they won’t be as good if not better than last year.  JCD is starting a new regime with Perry Nash at the helm.  We will see early how the Eagles will be, because they play South Ripley and Batesville in the first week.  Batesville will again be expected to battle Greensburg for the top of the EIAC although Rushville and Connersville add a new twist to these battles.  We will find out very early how the Bulldogs and Pirates shape up because they play each other the first week of December.  Batesville was the only team to beat the Pirates last year.  You can bet there will be a few upsets before the 2013-14 season is over in both the boys and the girls.last_img read more

Ed Orgeron’s voice is quintessentially Cajun, a product of his deep Louisiana roots

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgIn a season that has featured Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, the advent of a high-octane passing game under Steve Ensminger and Joe Brady, a ridiculous six wins over top-10 opponents and a chance at LSU’s first College Football Playoff championship, perhaps nothing sticks out more about this team than Orgeron’s gravelly, Cajun voice. It’s the most distinct voice in college football, one that has drawn everything from pure curiosity to ridicule to myriad impersonations.With that, here’s everything you need to know about Coach O’s voice: where it comes from, the many impressions it has produced and a few notable examples:MORE: How Orgeron became Louisiana’s favorite sonWhat happened to Ed Orgeron’s voice?Nothing. It’s simply a product of his upbringing. Orgeron hails from Larose, La., in Lafourche Parish, about an hour south of New Orleans, where LSU will play for the national championship on Monday. According to a fascinating vocal study by The Washington Post, “everybody talks like that down there.”More specifically, Orgeron’s voice is a blend of French, Southern English and Cajun (Acadian). According to the Post, the area in which Orgeron was raised was settled largely by Acadians in the mid-18th century, by way of France, after the British expelled them from eastern Canada and northern Maine.Robin White, an associate professor of English and French at Nicholls State University, told the Post that Orgeron’s voice could be described as “flat” by someone from the Larose area, lending to its heavy French influence (which is described as having less vocal intonations than English). She said he pronounces his “Ts” more French, and his “Rs” a little softer than English.Another fascinating tidbit: Orgeron’s voice, White says, isn’t Cajun. It’s French. Why does that matter? The “N” at the end of his name is silent, meaning we’ve all been mispronouncing it when we say “Or-jer-on.”Ed Orgeron sounds like ‘The Waterboy’Anyone who’s seen Adam Sandler’s movie “The Waterboy” has probably made the connection between Orgeron and a character in said movie — “Farmer Fran” — whom no one can seem to understand because of his heavily exaggerated Cajun accent.(Warning: foul language used)Of course, some sharp-eyed commenters were quick to point out and highlight those similarities. Below is one example of many:Curiously, the actor who plays “Farmer Fran” — Blake Clark, from Macon, Ga. — has another well-known role in which he employs an intelligible Cajun accent: “Old Cajun Man,” in the movie “Joe Dirt.” No one seems to have made the connection between that Orgeron and that character, but it’s only a matter of time.MORE: Sporting News’ expert picks for CFP title gameOther teams passed over him because of the way he talksAt one point in time, USC had a chance to hire Orgeron as its next head coach. Orgeron led the Trojans to a 6-2 record as interim coach in 2013 after the school fired Lane Kiffin on the tarmac at LAX. Despite his success, USC opted instead to go with Steve Sarkisian, who was head coach at Washington from 2009-13 and, like Kiffin, was a former offensive coordinator for the Trojans.Sarkisian lasted two seasons at USC, compiling a 12-6 record before getting fired for reasons stemming from alcohol abuse. Orgeron joined LSU as its defensive line coach in 2015 before taking over as interim coach in 2016, again going 6-2. LSU didn’t make the same mistake USC did, hiring him full-time after the season.But why did USC opt to pass on Orgeron? According to one theory posited Bruce Feldman of The Athletic (via the Rich Eisen Show), it was because of Orgeron’s voice. Former athletic director Pat Haden simply didn’t think Orgeron would be a cultural fit in Los Angeles.“I really think it’s a USC issue,” Feldman said. “A lot of people at USC, especially back in that Pat Haden regime, who couldn’t get past what Ed Orgeron sounded like. They didn’t listen to the players. They didn’t listen to the staff. I think at the end of the day … Ed Orgeron is not a country club guy.”Fast forward to Monday’s game: USC is 51-28 after USC made its decision, and LSU is 58-19 with a chance at a national title. There may not be a better coach in all of college football to lead LSU than its current fiery leader, Ed Orgeron.The Louisiana native personifies everything about the state and the program, from his Cajun roots, blue-collar work ethic and, perhaps most importantly, his voice. The best of Ed Orgeron’s interviewsNo article on Orgeron’s voice would be complete without a sampling of some of his best interviews. So, without further ado, the best of Orgeron’s interviews (and one postgame locker room speech):(Warning: Foul language used)I have no idea what Ed Orgeron just said.— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) December 8, 2019″I’m very proud of being Cajun.”#LSU Ed Orgeron on Cajun French and people mocking his accent.”I thank them. That gave me internal motivation to do better.” @WAFB9Sports— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) January 12, 2020 a voice. 😂😂🤣🤣🏈🏈 #lsu #CollegeFootball— Leigh (@lionsman33) January 12, 2020last_img read more

New support program for people living with chronic pain coming to Fort St. John

Posted On Jan 10 2020 by

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new support program for people living with chronic pain is coming to Fort St. John.Pain B.C. is launching a new, free program to help people living with chronic pain in Fort St. John.According to Pain B.C., one in five British Columbians experience a severe form of chronic pain.- Advertisement -Executive Director of Pain B.C., Maria Hudspith, says there is a huge need for pain care and support in B.C. and hopes that these support groups provide the resources needed to manage pain.“There is a huge need for accessible pain care and support in B.C. We hope these groups will give British Columbians with pain the hope, support, and resources they need to manage their pain.”The Fort St. John Pain Support and Wellness Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the North Peace Leisure Pool.Advertisement Funding for this program has been provided by ICBC’s Community Grants program.For more information, you can visit read more

A’s postseason hopes rest on patchwork pitching staff

Posted On Dec 20 2019 by

first_imgOAKLAND — The unofficial second half of the baseball season is days away, and the A’s, sitting with a 50-41 record, are primed for a run at the postseason.They’ll take on the Chicago White Sox at home just 1.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians for the second wild-card spot and 7.5 games back of the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West.It all feels familiar — the A’s needed to win 97 games for the second wild card in 2018.All the A’s do is hit, it seems, but how can the pitching …last_img read more

SA artists erect Mandela statue in Palestine

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img28 April 2016Weighing two metric tons and rising six metres, a bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his right arm raised and hand in a fist was unveiled in the Palestine economic capital, Ramallah, on 26 April.Created by South African artists Christina Salvodi, Lungisa Khala and Tanya Lee‚ the project was funded by the City of Johannesburg.The statue took seven months to produce and will be placed on high land for “all the people of Palestine to see”, according to Sowetan Live. It is in an area of Ramallah currently being developed and already named Mandela Square.At the unveiling, Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau was joined by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas‚ mayor of Ramallah‚ Mousa Hadid‚ and officials of the South African embassy.See more:“We’re very excited we were finally able to unveil the statue on the eve of South Africa celebrating 22 years of freedom,” said Tau. “This statue is a symbol of solidarity from the people of Johannesburg and the people of South Africa to the people of Palestine.“It is about our commitment towards the achievement of lasting peace in the Middle East.”(Images: City of Johannesburg, Facebook)Source: Sowetan Livelast_img read more

Infrastructure drive ‘to grow black industrialists’

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img24 January 2014 South Africa’s massive infrastructure development programme will open up opportunities for the country’s black industrial class to grow, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said at a business breakfast hosted by the Black Management Forum (BMF) in Bloemfontein on Thursday. Gigaba, focusing on the development of the Durban-Free State-Gauteng Logistics and Industrial Corridor – also known as Strategic Integrated Project II (SIP2) – said the project, on which R205-billion would be invested over the next five years, would improve access to Durban’s export and import facilities. Industry in the Free State province would also be integrated into the corridor, cargo nodes would be built in Harrismith, Cato Ridge, Tambo Springs and the Dube Trade Port, and existing cargo nodes like City Deep and Pyramid would be further upgraded. At the same time, rail capacity between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal would be expanded and rolling stock increased to meet forecast growth in demand from 67-million tonnes per annum to 167-million tonnes by 2037. “This presents an opportunity for black business to explore both downstream and upstream initiatives, high value-added goods and growth sectors in the infrastructure value chain like cement plants, stone mining and others.” Gigaba said the government was committed to supporting black industrialists that were ready, able and willing to put in the hard work needed to create sustainable, job creating and skill developing inclusive wealth. “No economy creates a new class of industrialists without hard work. We expect the same from black business, so that they become true entrepreneurs and not mere middlemen.” As South Africa celebrated 20 years of democracy, it was necessary, Gigaba said, to ensure that those who were previously excluded from the economy now had a better life. South Africa had always lagged behind compared to its emerging economy peers due to inadequate economic infrastructure to facilitate trade, and the government-led infrastructure programme was intended to transform the economy and stimulate growth, he said. The International Monetary Fund has predicted that South Africa’s economy will grow by 2.8% this year and 3.3% next year, driven by exports. “While this signals positive projections, it is not suitable for South Africa to build its economy on an export-led strategy [alone],” Gigaba said. “We must anchor our economy also on domestic consumption. This infrastructure investment will contribute to that objective.” Source: read more

England beat India by 31 runs in thrilling Edgbaston Test

Posted On Nov 17 2019 by

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Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgA sensational three days of Touch Football culminated in high quality Grand Finals in the 31st Annual NSWTA State Cup in Port Macquarie.Please click onto the below attachment for all the news, results, and a wrap of an eventful final day of one of the World’s best Touch Football tournaments. Related Files2007_nsw_state_cup_champions_crowned_01-doclast_img

10 months agoGenoa coach Prandelli wants more after defeating Atalanta

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Genoa coach Prandelli wants more after defeating Atalantaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa coach Cesare Prandelli is demanding more from his players after their 3-1 win over Atalanta.Atalanta had two players sent off on the day.Prandelli said, “We wanted the win, and I think I can say we deserved it,” said Prandelli, in an interview with Radio Rai. “We played against a strong team that has been working together for years.”It was an exhausting game in which we had to give a lot, but we did a good job in countering them. The lads did really well.”I sincerely hope we can build on this victory, because this group has the potential to do that.” last_img read more