Trumpeter Maurice Brown Releases New Track “Stand Up” With Talib Kweli [Listen]

first_imgMaurice Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but the Grammy-Award-winning trumpet virtuoso has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. More recently, Mobetta dedicated his time entirely to a solo career, featuring a stellar band blending hip-hop, jazz, soul, and funk-inspired beats from all over the map.Now, he’s released a new single “Stand Up” featuring hip-hop master Talib Kweli from his newest album The Mood, due out March 24, 2017. The two exchange verses in this new jazzy number that serves as a call-to-action and encourages listeners to stand for something and be meaningful with their lives. Listen to the feel-good tune below:<a href=”http://mauricemobettabrown.bandcamp.com/track/stand-up-ft-talib-kweli-2″>Stand Up ft. Talib Kweli by Maurice Brown</a>From now until Jazz Fest, Maurice will be hosting Mobetta Tuesdays at the Jazz Standard in NYC. Every Tuesday, he will be welcoming special guests (like Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, saxophonist Skerik and more) to join him for different weekly musical themes. More information about Mobetta Tuesdays can be found on the venue’s website.last_img read more

Girl with the golden arm

first_img Seeking ethical clarity Related The following is excerpted from the new novel “The Resisters” by Gish Jen ’77, RI ’02. Jen will discuss the book with Professor Martha Minow at Harvard Law School, and later at Harvard Bookstore, on Tuesday, Feb. 4.As her parents, Eleanor and I should have known earlier. But Gwen was a preemie, to begin with. That meant oxygen at first and, after that, special checkups. And her early months were bumpy. She had jaundice; she had roseola; she had colic. She had a heart murmur. Things that I can now see distracted us — especially with the One Chance Policy, we were focused on her health to the exclusion of all else. For the Netted, it was different, of course, but for us Surplus, the limit was one pregnancy per couple, and Eleanor was just out of jail. Outside the house, she had a DroneMinder tracking her every move; the message was clear. She was not getting away with anything.And in any case, we loved Gwen and would never have wanted to replace her, worried though we were that she was delicate — that she might never consume the way she needed to, the way we all needed to. Not that charges of underconsumption couldn’t be fought in the courts. This was AutoAmerica, after all. For all the changes wrought by AI and Automation — now rolled up with the internet into the iBurrito we called Aunt Nettie — we did still have a Constitution. And if anyone could defend what was left of our rights, it was our own fierce Eleanor, of whom even the platoons of Canada geese who patrolled our neighborhood — the pit bulls, one might say, of the waddling world — were afraid. But as Eleanor’s incarceration brought home, these battles had a price, and in the meanwhile, even worrying and weighing the options distracted us from realizing other things — things we might have noticed a bit earlier, had Gwen had a sibling. It is so hard for a new parent to imagine a child any different from the one he or she has — children do so have their own gravity. They are their own normal.And so it is only now that we can see there were signs. All children take what’s in their crib and throw it, for example. It is universal. But Gwen threw her stuffed animals straight through her bedroom doorway. They shot out, never so much as grazing the door frame, and they always hit the wall of the staircase across from her bedroom at a certain spot, with the precise force they needed to bounce forward and drop clean down to the bottom of the stairwell. Was she maybe two when she did this? Not even, although she was already a southpaw. And already she seemed to have unusually long arms and long fingers — or so I remember remarking one day, not that Eleanor and I had so many babies on which to base our comparison. Ours was just an impression. But it was a strong impression. Her fingers were long. I remember, too, having to round up a veritable menagerie on the landing before I could start up the stairs. The stuffed hippo, the stuffed tiger, the three or four stuffed dogs, the stuffed orca and toucan and platypus and turtle — I gathered them all into my arms like the storybook zookeeper of some peaceable kingdom. It was as if I, too, ought by rights to have been made of plush. Of course, our house was automated — as all Surplus houses were required to be, by law — and the animals could easily have been clear-floated. All I had to do was say the word and the HouseBots would emerge from their closets, their green appendages poised to help. Clearfloat now? Aren’t those animals in your way? And, We can roll’n’clear if you’d prefer. You have a choice. You always have a choice — the choice business being a new feature of the program. A bit of cyber-ingratiation, you might say, to balance its more habitual cyber-intimidation. If you trip, it will be your own fault, for example. And, Do note that your choice is on the record. Nothing is being hidden from you. Your choice is on the record. Meaning that I was losing Living Points every time — Living Points being something like what we used to call brownie points when I was growing up, except that these were more critical than money for everything from getting a loan to getting a plane ticket to getting Gwen into Net U one day, should we dream of doing that — a goal that people said involved tens of thousands, or maybe even hundreds of thousands, of points. “As for the resulting reality, was it not disconcertingly like the sea level rise and heat and wind we knew, long ago, would come with climate change but have since come to call normal?” Researchers propose a new field of study to explore how intelligent machines behave as independent agents The science of the artificial The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.center_img What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030 Tokyo studio hosts Sandel, students for debate free of easy answers But I picked the animals up myself anyway — as did Eleanor, when it was she who came upon them, her silver hair and black eyes shining — and all because we wanted to dump the animals into Gwen’s crib ourselves and hear her quick cresting laughter as she immediately set about hurling them again. Everything was a game to her, a most wonderful, loving, endless game. Her spy-eyes lit up with mischief; her tea-brown cheeks flushed the hot orange pink you see on the underside of clouds at sunset. Often she laughed so hard, she fell as she threw — plopping down on her soft bottom but grabbing the crib rails so hard as she scrambled back up that the whole crib shook. Was this the delicate newborn we had once so anxiously tended? Now breathtakingly robust — indestructible, it seemed — she wore an old-time soft yellow blanket sleeper with attached feet and bunny ears, a hand-knit, extra-warm version of a suit Eleanor remembered from her own childhood. None of this baby-zone heating over Gwen’s crib, in other words. She hardly seemed to need zone-heat in any case, having learned so early to blow on her hands if they were cold and to cuddle with us, if she needed to, for warmth. Indeed, we were all given to cuddling, and we all wore sweaters, too, to avoid turning on the zone-heat, for which we were constantly house-scolded. Don’t you find it a bit chilly? Why not choose to turn on the zone-heat? You’ll be more comfortable — Eleanor, especially. Don’t you find it a bit chilly?But we ignored it. For this was how the AutoHouse started, wasn’t it, with thermostats that sent to Aunt Nettie first data, then videos? Then came DroneDeliverers and FridgeStockers, KidTrackers and RoboSitters, ElderHelpers and YardBots, all of which reported to Aunt Nettie as dutifully as any spy network — recording our steps, our pictures, our relationships, and (back when we soon-to-be-Surplus still had them) our careers. And she, in turn, took what she knew and applied it — even proffering, along the way, solace and advice. Indeed, in the early days of Automation, I myself brought up AskAuntNettie more often than I care to recall and can still remember her consoling voice as she volunteered I’m here and insisted I want to hear everything and reassured me Of course you feel that way, Grant, how could you not? You’re only human.I did laugh at that You’re only human.Still I found not only that part of me responded to the words, but that it responded deeply, that it listened gratefully as Aunt Nettie advanced some surprisingly useful advice on a range of subjects, including the many — I hadn’t realized how many — for which noble Eleanor had no time. Would someone like me, whose mother had had him with WhoNeedsThemMen, have trouble knowing how to be a father, for example? The answer to which was that, given what men could be, I might in fact be better off without a role model anyway. Or how about: Did someone like me really need to own both black and brown shoes now that I was no longer teaching? The answer to which was yes, if I cared about social acceptance, which yes, my data showed that I did, underneath, and which, really, was just as well — correlated as such concern was with mental health, especially among Unretrainables such as, yes, she had heard I now was.Today Aunt Nettie would no doubt use the term “Surplus” — “Unretrainables” having been aggregated with “Unemployables” such as the elderly for the purposes of administering our Basic Incomes. But Unretrainables were in fact different. Unretrainables were people like me, with discontinued professions. Factory workers, drivers, and customer service representatives, in the beginning — joined, as Aunt Nettie evolved from tool to aide to master by assorted doctors, lawyers, teachers, accountants. Professors. Programmers. Brokers. And, as Aunt Nettie assumed an ever greater role in government: Staffers. Poll workers. Selectmen. Auditors. Ombudsmen. Judges. Of course, some people were Retrained. And it goes without saying that not all the Unretrainables were coppertoned, like me. A great many were angelfair. But it was hard not to notice that the Unretrainables did somehow include everyone coppertoned, as well as everyone spy-eyed, like Eleanor, and everyone odd-bodied, too, not to say the odd-godded — Muslims, for example. It was, one had to say, quite a coincidence that the underclass looked as it did; groups like AutoAmericans Against Apartheid called it the New Segregation.Gish Jen is the author of “The Resisters.” Photo by © Basso CannarsaAnd what about meditation? I asked Aunt Nettie once. Would that help me tame certain mannerisms I had developed since my work was discontinued? The answer to which was, again, yes, and here was a link to get me started, although she thought I might also just try sitting on my hands.Like others, I had allowed Aunt Nettie to keep my calendar back in the days when, as the young head of an English as a second language program, I still had immigrants to teach and obligations to juggle. This was some time ago, now — before Ship’EmBack. But back then, I had also allowed Aunt Nettie to email people on my behalf, checking the “mimic your voice” option and marveling at just how perfectly she could replicate my tics of phrasing. She had even captured a certain formality I had picked up from my mother — a holdover from her days as a Caribbean schoolmarm — because I had, in my youthful diligence, sent so many thousands of emails. Indeed, Aunt Nettie had so much data on me that not even Eleanor could tell it was not I who had composed the messages she received from my account. What’s more, I had taken advantage of the EZ tools offered to me and trained Aunt Nettie to write my lessons and my syllabi — even to generate sample sentences and punny jokes. Indeed, I trained her so well that I had more than once observed that an avatar could now run the class, especially since she had my voiceprint and so could not only make my jokes but make them in my voice.As for why I did these things — I generally did them, I see now, because I appreciated some associated convenience, which was to say because I could be, as my mother liked to say, lazy as a rock at the bottom of a hill. And as for the resulting reality, was it not disconcertingly like the sea level rise and heat and wind we knew, long ago, would come with climate change but have since come to call normal? No one would have willfully chosen the stranding of whole office parks and schools and neighborhoods by the flooding we saw now. No one would have willfully chosen the generating of the places we called marooned places, just as no one would have chosen the extinction of frogs and of polar bears, or the decimation of our pine forests by the explosion in bark beetles. And yet it was something we humans did finally choose. After all, it was not the earth that chose it, or any other creature. It was we who made our world what it was. It was we who were responsible.And who else was to blame that we Surplus were now required by law to have AutoHouses, which were for the most part AutoHouseboats, collected into Flotsam Towns? Happily, house video surveillance did end. We did at least now have — thanks to the herculean efforts of Eleanor and her legal team — an A/V data shutoff to which you could resort. It wasn’t the default. To get at it you had to remove a wall panel with a special screwdriver for which you had to send away, and which was always on backorder; I do think they made about a dozen a year. Then you had to rewire the thing yourself, and it goes without saying that absolutely nothing was labeled. But still, the shutoff was there.As for the price of victory — well, let us just say that it was only after some years that we beheld Gwen and finally had the bandwidth to think what we should have thought all along. Namely: How extraordinary.I had bought Gwen a pink Spalding ball at an underground yard sale and seen how she laughed as she threw it at my nose. I had seen how she laughed, too, when I found her a tiny baseball glove, at another underground sale. I had seen her put it on her head like a hat. I had seen her talk to the glove and sleep with it under her pillow. And as she grew older, I had seen how she could throw an apple smack into the mouth of a Halloween scarecrow from clear across a field. She threw a kid’s handphone back to him through the window of a moving AutoLyft. She hammered a nail into a pole by throwing a rock at it from across the street.Was it not uncanny? We called it her gift. And sometimes, when Eleanor and I were talking, just the two of us, we reached back into old-time thinking and parlance and asked, Is this what people meant when they said something was God-given? Not that we were religious — hardly. And every child is humbling in a way that was hard even for old-time people to express — hard, that is, even for people who had not been brought up to seek truth in big data and algorithms but in things like books. Indeed, Gwen, too, was much more than her gift. She, too, was an embodiment of that tornado that is girlhood — that glorious whirlwind of silliness and sophistication that seems to dance and spin and touch down just exactly where it likes.Yet Gwen’s gift awed us in a special way. Was there not something miraculous about it — this ability? This talent? This knack? This utterly useless aptitude? Where did it come from? What was its purpose? We were, as I said, in awe. And maybe that was why we used that phrase, “God-given”— a phrase whose meaning we did not quite know, but that meant, we understood, beyond us. Beyond our ken. Beyond our grasp. Beyond human understanding, and beyond inhuman understanding, too. Beyond Aunt Nettie. And as a father, all I wanted was to see my daughter, in all her giftedness and idiosyncratic humanity, bloom.Excerpted from “The Resisters” by Gish Jen. Copyright © 2020 by Gish Jen. Excerpted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. New report examines how AI might affect urban life last_img read more

Krysta Rodriguez & Andy Mientus Set for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening

first_img View Comments Smash and Broadway alums Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus have joined the cast of Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening. The previously reported production, helmed by Mientus’ fiancé, fellow Broadway fave Michael Arden, will play a limited engagement May 21 through June 7 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Opening night is set for May 28.The musical will be performed both in American Sign Language and English. Along with Rodriguez (who appeared in Spring Awakening on Broadway) and Mientus (Les Miz) the cast will include Joey Antonio, Hillary Baack, Miles Barbee, Sean Barna, Katie Boeck, Joshua Castille, Julian Comeau, Daniel N. Durant, Treshelle Edmond, Sandra Mae Frank, Kathryn Gallagher, Gabrielle Garza, Sean Grandillo, Karla Gutierrez, Amelia Hensley, Lauren M. Luiz, Daniel Marmion, Austin McKenzie, Natacha Roi, Howie Seago, Daniel David Stewart, Ali Stroker, Alexandra Winter and Alex Wyse.A re-imagining of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play with music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, the Tony-winning Spring Awakening boldly depicts how young people navigate the thrilling, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. The story centers around a brilliant young student named Melchior, his troubled friend Moritz and Wendla, a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood. The production will be choreographed by Hedwig’s Spencer Liff.last_img read more

Doctors and nurses wanted: Regions brace for COVID-19 amid medical staff shortage

first_imgRegional hospitals across the nation are bracing for a surge in COVID-19 patients as they face a shortage of doctors and nurses with expertise in respiratory illnesses.As the number of COVID-19 patients continues to rise – reaching 579 on Monday – the need for medical staff has also grown.In North Sumatra, the province’s COVID-19 rapid-response team has trained non-pulmonologist doctors and nurses to cover the shortage of medical staff handling COVID-19 patients in the province. Team leader Riadil Akhir Lubis said that the trainers included doctors who helped observe Indonesians repatriated from Wuhan in China – the virus’s initial epicenter – during their quarantine period in Natuna, Riau Islands.”The first phase resulted in 60 trained doctors and nurses. After this, more doctors and nurses will be trained, this will go on continuously since there is a lack medical personnel for COVID-19 in North Sumatra,” Riadil said on Monday.The trained doctors and nurses will also be given a COVID-19 handbook in the hope they will soon be ready to anticipate the increasing number of COVID-19 patients.North Sumatra Health Agency head Alwi Mujahit Hasibuan said that in choosing the doctors and nurses who would receive the training, the rapid-response team referred to the recommendations given by several doctors’ and nurses’ associations. Meanwhile, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) only has four pulmonologists to cover COVID-19 patients across 23 regencies and cities.The four doctors, who are currently resident in Kupang, are expected to be mobile and ready to treat COVID-19 patients anywhere around the region.NTT administration spokesperson Marius Jelamu said that Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat had rented an airplane to help transport the doctors across the province.”The administration has also ordered 15,000 masks, personal protective equipment and disinfectant from Jakarta. It is expected to arrive within two or three days,” Marius Jelamu told The Jakarta Post on Monday.He said the administration had been coordinating closely with the COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta regarding medical equipment and staff. As of Monday afternoon, Indonesia had recorded 579 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, with 49 deaths. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Gasly thanks his lucky angel after shock first win

first_imgTopics : Vettel was a rising talent then, fast-tracked to the Red Bull senior team, but Gasly — the 2016 GP2 champion — has travelled in the other direction.His greatest successes have come after being demoted by Red Bull last year back to the former Toro Rosso outfit he started with in 2017.Second place in Brazil last year was something special but Sunday, at the temple of Italian motorsport and Ferrari’s home track, was in another dimension — even if there were no spectators to witness it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”It’s amazing… it’s unbelievable. I’ve been through so many things in the last 18 months and it’s better than anything I expected,” said Gasly, who has gone from strength to strength this year. “Day by day, race by race, improving and getting stronger. They gave me my first podium in F1 last year in Brazil, today they gave me my first win in F1, in Italy, in Monza. I don’t know what to say.”Gasly said he had given everything to stay ahead.”I pushed so hard at the beginning of the stint to open the gap and not give the other guys the slipstream behind. The last five laps were so difficult I almost shunted maybe 10 times because I was pushing so hard and my tires were gone.”I wanted that win so much and now we’ve done it, it still feels weird to say that.”The key move was to pit just before the safety car was deployed, what seemed a bad move turning out to be extremely fortunate after leader Lewis Hamilton was handed a time penalty.”There was no way we could have planned this,” said Gasly. “I think today we had a little star with us, a little angel taking care of us. We get really lucky with that one.” center_img Pierre Gasly thanked his lucky angel for a first Formula One victory nobody could have predicted at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.The 24-year-old AlphaTauri driver, the first French race winner since Olivier Panis in 1996, also declared himself lost for words although his joy suggested otherwise.In a race full or surprises, with the top teams all tripping up, Gasly was in the right place at the right time and reaped the rewards to give his Italy-based team their second home success to celebrate after Sebastian Vettel in 2008.last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri annoyed with Chelsea board over disruption before Europa League final vs Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 May 2019 11:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link430Shares Maurizio Sarri annoyed with Chelsea board over United States friendly before Europa League final against Arsenal Chelsea edged past Eintracht Frankfurt to reach the Europa League final (EPA)‘Now we need to rest,’ Sarri said in his post-match interview after the shootout victory over Frankfurt.‘Unfortunately we have to go to play in the United States.More: 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 City‘Because I think in this moment, we need to rest. We have 10 days to prepare for the final.‘We have to recover energy because we are really very tired.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Maurizio Sarri’s Europa League final plans will be disrupted by a friendly in the United States (BT Sport)Maurizio Sarri admits he’s unhappy with his Chelsea players being forced to travel to the United States for a post-season friendly before their Europa League final against Arsenal.Chelsea reached the Europa League final after beating Eintracht Frankfurt in a dramatic penalty shootout at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening.Sarri’s side will face Arsenal in Baku on May 29 after Unai Emery’s men beat Valencia in their semi-final.Chelsea play Leicester City on Sunday in their final Premier League game of the season and after that they will travel to the United States for a post-season friendly against New England Revolution in Massachusetts on May 16.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Sarri admits he is unhappy with the disruption to his squad’s recovery ahead of their final against Arsenal in Azerbaijan. Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Minister, Lille, others mourn Osimhen’s dad

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, has joined other football stakeholders to mourn the demise of Pa Patrick Osimhen, father of Super Eagles’ striker, Victor.Dare, via his official Twitter handle: @SundayDareSD, on Sunday commiserated with the bereaved family. He tweeted: “Condolence: Our hearts go out to Victor Osimhen, Nigerian national player and Lille forward over the loss of his father.“I have spoken with him on the phone today to offer my condolences.”In a similar vein, Osimhen’s club, LOSC Lille, has also penned a condolence message to their player and the entire family over the demise of the septuagenarian.The French club tweeted: “Today, we learned with great sadness of the passing of Victor Osimhen’s father.“The entire LOSC family is joined in grief with Victor and his family. He has our full support during this difficult time.” Osimhen’s former club, Royal Charleroi Sporting Club of Belgium, also identified with the goal banger at this difficult time.The Jupiler League giants tweeted: “It is with great emotion that we learned of the death of Victor Osimhen’s father.“We are wholeheartedly with him in this ordeal. Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones.”Tags: LOSC LilleNFFPatrick Osimhenlast_img read more

Hancock County 2017-18 Spring Sports Schedule

first_imgBaseball: Mattanawcook Academy vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. George Stevens Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. GSA, 4:30 p.mThursday, April 19Baseball: Bucksport vs. Ellsworth, 2 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Mount Desert Island, 4 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Narraguagus, noonSoftball: Bucksport vs. Ellsworth, 2 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Narraguagus, noonFriday, April 20Baseball: Penobscot Valley vs. Deer Isle-Stonington, 4 p.m.Softball: Penobscot Valley vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Saturday, April 21Baseball: John Bapst vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m.Baseball: Dexter vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Machias, 1 p.m.Softball: Dexter vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Machias, 1 p.m.Tennis: Presque Isle vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m.Monday, April 23Baseball: Mattanawcook vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Bangor Christian vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Mattanawcook vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bangor Christian vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Calais vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tuesday, April 24Baseball: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 25Baseball: Central vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Orono vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Machias vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Central vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Orono vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Machias vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Dexter, 4 p.m.Thursday, April 26Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Hermon vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Calais vs. DI-S, 1 p.m.Tennis: Calais vs. DI-S, 3 p.m.Friday, April 27Baseball: Sumner vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Central vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Central vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: GSA vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Saturday, April 28Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Foxcroft, noonBaseball: Caribou vs. MDI, 1 p.m.Baseball: Caribou vs. MDI, 3 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Foxcroft, noonSoftball: Caribou vs. MDI, 1 p.m.Softball: Caribou vs. MDI, 3 p.m.Tennis: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 11 a.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Foxcroft, noonTennis: Sumner vs. Piscataquis, 11 a.m.Monday, April 30Baseball: Orono vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Dexter vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Orono vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Dexter vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: GSA vs. Mattanawcook, 4 p.m.Tennis: Penobscot Valley vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tennis: Orono vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 1Baseball: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Hermon, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Hermon, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Wednesday, May 2Baseball: GSA vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Schenck, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Schenck, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Orono vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Piscataquis, 4 p.m.Thursday, May 3Baseball: MDI vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Softball: John Bapst vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. John Bapst, 4 p.m.Friday, May 4Baseball: DI-S vs. Machias, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Machias, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Hermon, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Caribou, 1 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 4 p.m.Saturday, May 5Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, noonBaseball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, 2 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Foxcroft, noonSoftball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, 2 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, 2 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Foxcroft, noonTennis: Stearns/Schenck vs. DI-S, 1 p.m.Monday, May 7Baseball: Bucksport vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Narraguagus vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Narraguagus vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Tennis: Lee Academy vs. GSA, 3 p.m.Tennis: Lee Academy vs. GSA, 5 p.m.Tuesday, May 8Baseball: Ellsworth vs. John Bapst, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. John Bapst, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: John Bapst vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Wednesday, May 9Baseball: Machias vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.Softball: Machias vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.Tennis: Foxcroft vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Penobscot Valley, 3:30 p.m.Thursday, May 10Baseball: Foxcroft vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Foxcroft vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Friday, May 11Baseball: Belfast vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Baseball: Searsport vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Mattanawcook, 4:30 p.mBaseball: Orono vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Jonesport-Beals vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Softball: Belfast vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Softball: Searsport vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Mattanawcook, 4:30 p.mSoftball: Orono vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Jonesport-Beals vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Calais, 3:30 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Stearns/Schenck, 4 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSaturday, May 12Baseball: John Bapst vs. MDI, noonSoftball: John Bapst vs. MDI, noonMonday, May 14Baseball: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Baseball: Searsport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Penobscot Valley, 4 p.m.Softball: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Softball: Searsport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Penobscot Valley, 4 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Tennis: Old Town vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 15Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Belfast, 4 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Belfast, 4 p.m.Wednesday, May 16Baseball: Bucksport vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: GSA vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Thursday, May 17Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Brewer, 6:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Brewer, 6:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Old Town vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Friday, May 18Baseball: Bucksport vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Dexter, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Dexter, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Foxcroft, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Hermon, 4 p.m.Tennis: Dexter vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Saturday, May 19Baseball: Old Town vs. Ellsworth, noonBaseball: DI-S vs. Greenville, noonBaseball: DI-S vs. Greenville, 2 p.m.Softball: Old Town vs. Ellsworth, noonSoftball: DI-S vs. Greenville, noonSoftball: DI-S vs. Greenville, 2 p.m.Monday, May 21Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 4 p.m.Tennis: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Mattanawcook vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 22Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Schenck vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Schenck vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 23Baseball: Belfast vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Softball: Belfast vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Tennis: Lee Academy vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Thursday, May 24Baseball: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Friday, May 25Baseball: Bucksport vs. Dexter, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Lee Academy vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Jonesport-Beals, 4 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Dexter: 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Lee Academy vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Jonesport-Beals, 4 p.m.Saturday, May 26Baseball: Old Town vs. MDI, noonSoftball: Old Town vs. MDI, noonMonday, May 28Baseball: Bucksport vs. GSASoftball: Bucksport vs. GSATuesday, May 29Baseball: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 30Baseball: Bucksport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. GSA,4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m. Below is a list of games, meets and other events for this spring’s high school sports season. Road teams are listed first. Only dates with scheduled events are listed.Some of the information below differs from that listed in the March 29 and April 5 editions of The Ellsworth American. Times and locations for certain games have changed since those issues were publishedTuesday, April 17last_img read more

Aussie Voges signs off with a Test average second only to Bradman

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia’s Adam Voges has retired from international cricket, signing off with a Test batting average second only to the great Don Bradman.Voges became the oldest player to score a century on his Test debut when he made an unbeaten 130 against West Indies two years ago, aged 35.The right-handed batsman scored 1 485 runs at an average of 61.87, ranking him second on the all-time list behind Bradman’s incredible 99.94.Voges lost his place in the Test team after the second of two defeats to South Africa in November and was treated for concussion after being hit by a bouncer when batting for Western Australia in a Sheffield Shield match the same month.Voges, 37, will lead the Prime Minister’s XI against the touring Sri Lankan team in Canberra today and has said it will be his last match against an international side.“This will be it for me,” Voges told reporters.“I’m certainly looking forward to getting out there and playing this game. I’ve had an amazing couple of years with Australia with the Test team and I’ve loved every minute of it.Australia have made wholesale changes to their team after a thrashing in Sri Lanka and home series defeat to South Africa.The Steve Smith-led team have since revived their fortunes by defeating South Africa in a dead rubber at Adelaide and went on to beat Pakistan 3-0 at home.last_img read more

How Vin Scully has taken us above, and beyond, a simple Dodgers broadcast

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Those aren’t our questions. Word for word, all of the above was asked this past week by Wendy Parker, a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer and editor now of the exceptional Sports Biblio Digest, a blog dedicated to sports books, history and culture.“All of the above” was also the next line in Parker’s summarization to her inquiry. And she’s living about 3,000 miles away from all this current Vin-sanity.• SCULLY’S BEST: Out list of Vin Scully’s Top 10 callsAbove all, Scully remains the total package, the person broadcasters can still learn from, a gracious, grateful, priority-conscious gentleman we all hope somehow rubs off on us.He leaves us grasping for the right words as we try to explain the way he has impacted our lives, as much a part of our city’s DNA and our own. He’s our “Wonder Years” narrator through a powerful electronic connection. Why do we revere Vin Scully so?Nostalgia? His unfailingly polite and pleasant persona, both on the air and in person?His poetic vocabulary and delivery with a grandfatherly lilt, never a touch overdone?His abiding respect for the game, personified by prodigious preparation?center_img (Really, how did he make a Farmer John shank and butt portion sound even edible?)This all become a more profound exercise as we inhale these last home games. Even then, those who use their words for a living may not even necessarily be in proper alignment on what adjectives to use.Dick Enberg is struck about how Scully is the “poet laureate of baseball.” George Will counters: “Although he uses language fluently and precisely, he is not a poet. He is something equally dignified and exemplary but less celebrated: He is a craftsman. Scully, the most famous and beloved person in Southern California, is not a movie star but has the at-ease, old-shoe persona of Jimmy Stewart.”Can both be correct? Of course. It’s all of the above. And more.• LISTEN TO VIN: Vin Scully classic call generatorWe generally just accept that Scully has fashioned himself into the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time. So is our greatest doubt in Southern California that no one will ever replace him? Has anyone really made us forgot about Chick Hearn? Or Enberg? Or Tom Kelly?Our primary media filter has changed too dramatically, and with it, the drama that someone like Scully can provide.No team would ever allow a single announcer to carry a broadcast by himself on any sport. It’s analyst-driven, mostly by former players, so the play-by-play man, particularly on TV, is just a facilitator.• PHOTO GALLERY: A farewell to Vin ScullyBob Costas nailed it when asked by ESPN’s Jayson Stark to best explain why the artistry of Scully is one for the ages, not the future:“If you watch any other game, no matter how good the announcer is, no matter how good they are, there is always some obstacle or some maze that they have got to make their way through if they are going to tell even one or two of the dozen or so stories like that Vin tells during a game. So he’s a uniquely talented announcer.“But if a 30-year-old Vin Scully came along today, the circumstances could never be duplicated. The business might not know what to do with him. The importance of radio would be much less. You would never have anything that would match the odyssey of the Dodgers … the importance of Jackie Robinson … the transplant from Brooklyn to the West Coast … the broken hearts in Brooklyn … the whole new vistas of baseball on the West Coast.“And then the metabolism of the society of the game changing. But he is grandfathered in, and I mean that in the nicest way. So the very things that appeal to people about him are the opposite of most sports TV does. It’s like, we can’t get enough of this, and we can’t stop doing the exact opposite.”Take that further: Why, as a way to complete this circle of broadcasting life, won’t the Dodgers allow Scully to call an entire game — either Sunday’s home finale or his final one Oct. 2 in San Francisco — as a radio-based format that just happens to be on TV? And then allow the radio to carry all nine innings of it?A Dodgers spokesman said that isn’t going to happen, and that’s a mistake.We hear frequently from Southern California natives who, not necessarily by their choosing, happen to work in different places around the world. They buy into the MLB.com app so they can pick up Dodgers audio games wherever they may be.Their simple request, while thousands of miles away, is for a hometown connection, to hear Scully more than just the first three innings.As a tribute to him, don’t you think Charley Steiner and Rick Monday would be fine stepping aside to hear Scully’s voice call at least those last innings of these final games instead of their own?last_img read more