Celebrating ‘Roots’

first_img Metzger said those who attended the exhibit will be impressed and maybe even surprised by the talent of their friends and neighbors.“These artists are our friends and neighbors and the exhibit is just a shining example of what the people in Pike County are doing and an opportunity for us to know about and appreciate their talents,” Metzger said.The Johnson Center for the Arts has extended its hours during the holiday season so that family members, who come home for the holidays, and visitors will have a greater opportunity to view the exhibit.Through December, the Johnson Center will be open during its regular hours, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and also from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday.There is no admission charge and the public is always invited.“We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the exhibit and show pride in our community as we support our friends and neighbors,” Metzger said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content “We have a tremendous wealth of talent in Pike County and wanted to give these artists an opportunity and a place to showcase their work,” Metzger said. “I am very impressed with the variety of the show – the texture, the tone and the size of the works. Overall it’s an excellent show.“Pike County is a creative community and ‘The Roots Exhibit’ bears testimony to that.”Metzger said the exhibit has an overall appeal, no matter one’s background in the arts.“You don’t have to be schooled in the arts to appreciate this exhibit,” he said.  “It can be enjoyed as an aesthetically pleasing experience.” By Health Videos You Might Like TRMC: Doctor must reapply for privileges A doctor whose license was recently reinstated will have to reapply for privileges at Troy Regional Medical Center, hospital staff… read more Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Published 6:27 am Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Print Article Celebrating ‘Roots’ Pike County honors its own artistsA packed house for an art exhibit in Pike County is not the norm for a Sunday afternoon.But, that’s what happens when a community honors its own. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy hosted an artists’ reception Sunday for “The Roots Exhibit” that features the artists of Pike County.“We have brought the artists home,” said Richard Metzger, Johnson Center director. “‘The Roots Exhibit’ includes about 150 pieces of artwork by 40 artists who are Troy natives or who call Troy home. Thirty-eight of the artists attended the reception and, for them, it was a wonderful time of seeing old friends and reconnecting.”The participating artists were selected by a committee that identified the local talent and invited the artists to show their work at “The Roots Exhibit,” which is the first of its kind at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Book Nook to reopen Email the author Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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Dougherty: If nothing else, the Syracuse players deserve this

first_img Published on April 1, 2016 at 1:43 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories 2016 NCAA Tournament: Beat writers predict Syracuse basketball’s Final Four matchup with North CarolinaNorth Carolina point guard Marcus Paige poses similar threat to Virginia’s London PerrantesSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about North CarolinaRevisit Syracuse’s Final Four runs under Jim Boeheim CHICAGO — Standing at center court in the United Center on Sunday night, it took one slow 360-degree spin to understand the breadth of what Syracuse just did. In between the celebrating players — Final Four hats cocked in every direction, smiles that could’ve lit the way to Houston right then and there — were signs of a historic moment for the program and school.Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud, holding short passing conversations with his glasses nearly falling off his nose. Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, who had left a heartfelt voicemail to SU women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman three hours earlier and now had Jim Boeheim to seek out. New head football coach Dino Babers, soaking in the success and spirit of a Power Five program and likely daydreaming about his own team’s future.And then there was Rakeem Christmas, sandwiched in between Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair, watching his former teammates cut down the nets from the other side of the court. Christmas wasn’t trying to call attention to himself. Off the court, that’s never really been his goal. But it was hard not to pause on him while surveying the scene. It was hard not to look at him as a reminder of this time last season, when his college career prematurely ended due to a self-imposed postseason ban. It was hard not to, if for only a second, divert your attention away from the celebration and see a player whose senior season was sacrificed so this team could make the unlikeliest of Final Four runs.Somehow it seems that it’s always the players who pay the price in college athletics — and that was no more apparent than with last year’s Syracuse team, which sat out of postseason play because of violations committed way before college coaches even started blowing up their cell phones. Christmas evoked this retrospective, probably unknowingly and most definitely unwillingly, just by standing on the court after the Orange beat top-seeded Virginia.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE3 things Roy Williams said at his pre-Final Four press conference3 things Jim Boeheim said at his pre-Final Four press conferenceSyracuse basketball stat breakdown: Comparing the 2003 national champions to this year’s teamSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about North Carolina2016 NCAA Tournament: Beat writers predict Syracuse basketball’s Final Four matchup with North CarolinaRevisit Syracuse’s Final Four runs under Jim Boeheim So at Christmas’ expense for one last time, let’s agree on this: You can say what you want about Boeheim, Syracuse as an institution and whether or not the Orange deserved a Tournament spot in the first place, but the current players deserve this. The players who sat on their couches at this time last season have had to answer for the program’s past demons and lost their head coach for nine games a few months back, they deserve it. Because those players sacrificed and stuck around, they deserve it.From the players’ standpoint, let’s partly view this Final Four run as a celebration of lost time. Because in an isolated world of college sports, where there’s only so much time to achieve anything worth achieving, these players have probably lost enough.“We didn’t think we were like owed anything,” Michael Gbinije, SU’s starting point guard, said a day before his team upset the Cavaliers. “But at the same time this is very nice after last year. We’ve been through a lot, this team, so yeah it’s nice to be able to make a run after that.”Syracuse (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) is just the fourth-ever double-digit seed to make the Final Four, but it hasn’t grabbed the nation’s collective heart like the first three. It actually has done quite the opposite. First the Orange was considered outside of the NCAA Tournament bubble. Then it was considered to have gotten an easy path to the Sweet 16 when Michigan State was upset set by Middle Tennessee State in St. Louis. Now, with a Saturday night game against North Carolina (32-6, 14-4) at Houston’s NRG Stadium, the narrative is that two teams mired by NCAA sanctions are set to meet on the sport’s biggest stage.Is that narrative at least somewhat warranted? Absolutely, because we too often allow success in sports to turn our attention away from moral failure. But that narrative shouldn’t steer us away from the innocent players, especially if they were affected by violations they didn’t commit and sat tight through the ensuing storm.Let’s consider that a handful of Syracuse’s current players could have left the team. Boeheim’s suspension was announced, scholarships were taken away and recruiting restrictions were slapped on. Gbinije and fellow fifth-year senior Trevor Cooney could have transferred and played without sitting out a year. Incoming freshmen Malachi Richardson, Tyler Lydon and Frank Howard could have said no thanks. And who would have blamed them?But aside from the transfers of B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson, which were centered around the opportunity to play more at smaller programs, everyone else stayed put.Now they’re rewarding themselves, one improbable victory at a time.“I’m happy I made the trip here and was able to witness this happen,” Christmas said on the court after the game. “… I’m just happy the team made it this year.”That’s the narrative Christmas stuck with, that he went to three tournaments and a Final Four in 2013. That he feels no ill will toward the university or program after how his career ended. That he’s happy, selflessly, that these guys somehow have a fighter’s chance at winning the second national title in Syracuse history.Yet no player, especially a senior hitting the apex of his career, should strive for the postseason for three months and then get blindsided by a decision made because of the past and for the future. The recent trend of self-imposed postseason bans in college basketball is troubling at best, calculated administrative moves infamously made in Syracuse last year, Louisville this season and, if the NCAA ever drops the hammer on North Carolina, possibly Chapel Hill down the road.And because self-imposed ban seamlessly translates to “sacrificing one season for the benefit of the future,” it’s easy to let the players from that one season get lost in the shuffle. Christmas was a needed reminder that every player has a chance at a run that could morph into reality with a single play. Syracuse’s run isn’t about the magic of the NCAA. It’s not about the men in suits, far away from the court, charged with both monitoring the mess and cleaning it up years later. It’s not, if you’ll excuse me for a second, about SU’s head coach.It’s about the players who weren’t allowed to play basketball one year ago, and are now getting the kind of attention they deserve.Jesse Dougherty is a Senior Staff Writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or @dougherty_jesse. Commentslast_img read more

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Athletics see six-game win streak snapped by Royals

first_imgThe Royals drew when No. 9 hitter Brett Phillips, … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The A’s gave one away Monday night.Their six-game win streak ended when the Kansas City Royals — losers of 95 games this season — scored two runs in the ninth off closer Liam Hendricks for a 6-5 win in front of 12,902 fans at the Coliseum.The A’s, beginning their final homestand of the regular season, took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth.last_img

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Sehwag out of ODI against SA

first_imgThe Indian cricket team has suffered a big blow ahead of its ODI against South Africa.Opener Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the oly ODI to be played from January 12. Sehwag has been advised rest for his injured shoulder keeping in mind the World Cup in February next year. Rohit Sharma will be replacing Sehwag in the squad. Murali Vijay will stay back in South Africa for the ODI as the 17th member of the squad.  India has only five ODIs in hand to prepare for the World Cup.last_img

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Government of India, Press, to recruit for apprenticeship training

first_imgGovernment of India, Press has invited applications from various candidates for engaging them for trade apprenticeship jobs in several departments. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by September 26.Post details:Total posts: 48 postsPost names:Book Binder: 15 postsOffset Machine Minder: 10 postsPlate Maker: 2 postsRetoucher Litho Graphic: 1 postProcess Cameraman: 1 postDTP Operator: 19 postsEligibility criteria:Educational qualifications:Book Binder: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 8th.Offset Machine Minder: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Plate Maker: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Retoucher Litho Graphic: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.Process Cameraman: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th.DTP Operator: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 12th.Age limit:The candidates applying for either of the posts should be above 14 years in age.  Stipend:First year: Rs 2, 100 per month.Second year: Rs 2, 400 per month.Third year: Rs 2, 800 per month.Period of training:Book Binder: Two yearsOffset Machine Minder: Three yearsPlate Maker: Two yearsRetoucher Litho Graphic: Three years Process Cameraman: Three yearsDTP Operator: Two yearsHow to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to send their neatly typed applications on a plain paper to ” The General Manager, Govt. of India Press, Minto Road, New Delhi- 110002″ with attested copies of relevant documents and testimonials along.last_img read more

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Meyer addresses new talent and expectations in morning session of Big Ten

Urban Meyer (far left) joins other coaches of the Big Ten conference for photos at the 2016 Big Ten Media Days. Credit: Courtesy of Colin Hass-Hill | Lantern TV assistant sports directorCHICAGO — After offering his condolence to both the Nebraska and Michigan State football programs following the tragedy that befell both teams, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer got right down to business addressing his 2016 squad.Meyer opened his first media session of the day by discussing the magnitude of the departure of players the Buckeyes sustained after the end of the 2015 season. Many of the lost players were in starting roles. Only six total starters from last season, three on each side of the ball, will be suiting up with the Scarlet and Gray this fall.“Forty-four of our players, which is over half of our scholarships, are kids that never played in a game,” Meyer said. “So we have to get them ready. So our practices are going to be much different.”All six returning members for OSU are battle tested, with all three returning starters on offense competing in the 2014 national championship run for OSU. Junior cornerback Gareon Conley played in 13 games last year, junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan blossomed into one of the top linebackers in the nation in 2015, and fourth-year junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis led the team in sacks.Fresh on the minds of many, Meyer fielded the question that most individuals in attendance were curious about; if Bri’onte Dunn has any chance of coming back.“There is no chance,” Meyer said. With Dunn gone, Meyer said he will include both junior Curtis Samuel and senior Dontre Wilson as candidates for the backfield role. In terms of legitimate running backs on the team, the fifth-year OSU coach seems to be leaning towards redshirt freshman Mike Weber as his go-to guy this season.“I think so. His performance in spring, his issue is he has to stay healthy.” Meyer said after being asked if Weber would start in 2016. “I like where he’s at. I don’t like, I love where he’s at as far as the physical condition he’s in.”Weber will have a tall task in front of him trying to fill the void left by Ezekiel Elliott. The Cass Tech High School graduate had a solid spring game performance, and his impressed his coaches and peers alike. With fifth-year senior center Pat Elflein and fourth-year junior guard Billy Price at the lead of the offensive line, the remaining positions in the trenches are up for grabs. However, Meyer hinted towards the role of a true freshman in a vital role.“I can’t wait to watch our offensive line. Michael Jordan is probably going to be — a true freshman — will be in our starting lineup.” Meyer said. “From what I’ve seen, his development since he got here in January is outstanding.”Meyer also raved about the talent of his receiving unit coming into the year, saying they are “as good as we’ve had.” Players expected to take on starting roles, redshirt sophomore Noah Brown and sixth-year senior Corey Smith, are both coming off of injuries last year.“Talent shouldn’t be an issue. It’s consistent performance and playing when it’s showtime is going to be key.” Meyer said.Meyer unaware of Franklin’s commentsWhen asked about the criticism Penn State coach James Franklin had on the recruiting of OSU and Michigan and how it impacted the recruiting of the Nittany Lions, Meyer had little to say. Franklin spoke to the Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle last month, and claimed OSU, Michigan and Michigan State negatively recruited against Penn State. Meyer was clearly shocked by the statements when asked about the claims and if the Buckeyes were intentionally impacting Penn State recruiting.“Absolutely not, and that’s the first time I’ve heard of that,” Meyer said. “I’ll address that with coach Franklin if that is an issue. That’s a pretty strong allegation that I’ve not heard yet.”Franklin told FOX Sports that his words were misinterpreted, and that two separate quotes were combined into one to create the allegation against OSU and other programs. read more

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Mildmannered Braxton Miller for 2012 Heisman Trophy

Campaign season isn’t over yet – not as far as college football is concerned, anyway. Americans are digging political lawn signage out of their front lawns, but college football fans are digging in for what could be a contentious and heated Heisman Trophy debate. Many pundits claim that Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein is the frontrunner for college football’s top honor. Others are riding the wave of positive momentum that Oregon senior running back Kenjon Barner provided after his 321-yard, five-touchdown performance last Saturday against USC. I propose a new deal. America needs an Ohio State player back on stage at the New York Downtown Athletic Club hoisting the Heisman Trophy. Buckeye sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller is the man to do it. Just look at Miller’s record, err, statistics. The quarterback has served Buckeye Nation admirably, completing 124-of-218 passes for 1,753 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. Diversity is important for any candidate in an election – candidates must be well-versed in many different subjects and issues. Miller is as diverse as it gets in college football – after the ball is snapped to him in the shotgun formation, can anyone really say for sure what he’ll do with the ball? He’s as likely to zip a pinpoint-accurate pass into a receiver (like he did during Saturday’s 52-22 win against Illinois) as he is to take over the game with his feet (such as he did against Nebraska on Oct. 6 when he ran for a career-best 186 yards). Favorable rankings based on his statistics are surely a sign of Miller’s zeal for country – he ranks 15th in America with more than 116 rushing yards per game. He’s also just the third quarterback in the history of the Big Ten Conference – the conference of America’s heartland – to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Miller’s well-rounded: He ranks 22nd nationally in total offense with 291.9 yards per game. He’s modest, too. During a Tuesday teleconference, OSU football’s humble signal-caller said he tried to avoid thinking about personal accolades. “I really don’t pay attention to that,” Miller said. “I try not to talk about it, I don’t really like talking about myself.” Shy though he may be, Miller will lead, and said as much on Monday. “(I think it’s my) leadership,” Miller said of his improvement from the 2011 season to present day. “Coming from last year, I didn’t really know how to take that role. But this year I’m building on it and getting better at it each and every week.” His leadership shines through in his rushing ability. Compared to his opponents, Miller is a responsible rusher whereas players like Klein are wasteful. Miller has rushed for 468 more yards than Klein on just 45 more carries. Miller takes the ball for 6.3 yards per carry. Barner has run for more yards on fewer carries than Miller – 1,295 yards on 179 carries – but he isn’t versatile like OSU’s fearless leader. Miller has accounted for 27 touchdowns through the air and on the ground. A pundit’s “logic” might suggest that a quarterback whose team is banned from the postseason is a pariah, that no Heisman voter would touch him. Minus the chance to pad his stats in a conference championship game, they say, Miller’s resume will be lacking. Defy that logic at every turn and, with clear eyes and full hearts, give credit to this most deserving Heisman candidate. As former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt might say, Miller is the man in the arena, in a literal sense as well as the way which he originally intended when he spoke the words on April 23, 1910. As Roosevelt said, the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena -a man who spends himself in a worthy cause. The 2012 season is Miller’s worthy cause, and his performance is more than worthy of the Heisman. If Miller fails, he’ll do so daring greatly, but his daring should be recognized by voters and rewarded. The choice for the 2012 Heisman Trophy is simple: It’s Miller, stupid. read more

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Mens tennis Justin Kronauge named ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year

For the second time in as many days, an Ohio State tennis coach has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.OSU men’s tennis assistant coach Justin Kronauge was named ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year Wednesday, coming just a day after Buckeyes’ women’s tennis head coach Melissa Schaub was named Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year.Kronauge is one of two assistant men’s tennis coaches to receive the honor in 2017, along with Virginia assistant coach Dustin Taylor. He was also named ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. Under the leadership of Kronauge, the Buckeyes made an NCAA tournament run to the semifinals, where they lost to UVA 4-2 in 2017. His team also finished the year undefeated in Big Ten play (11-0), and came away with both its 12th straight conference regular season title and 12th overall conference tournament title. read more

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Zidane tried to give Ronaldo some time to res

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo managed to score the first goal of the Madrid derby and it was very surprising that Zinedine Zidane decided to substitute him just after 64 minutes when it was 1-1 after Griezmann’s equalizer.The former France international spoke about his decision to take Ronaldo off the pitch – and he insisted that he was just afraid of his key player to become too tired and wanted to give him some rest after the Portuguese scored 20 goals in his last 10 matches and netted twice in the last Champions League game against Juventus.Zidane spoke about Ronaldo being substituted as he explained his decision, according to Sports Mole:Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“It was just to rest. We have many games, that’s it. Sometimes he needs to rest.”“Cristiano is Cristiano, he has been this player all his life, scoring 50 goals a season. True, nobody else does that. But others can score, have done recently, and we must think about the positives.”last_img read more

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