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Pasadena Literary Alliance Starts New Author Series

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  After the Safer at Home orders shut everything down, the Pasadena Literary Alliance was forced to think of new ways to accomplishes its goals.“We began to realize that we could either sit on our hands and not support these authors, which is our mission, or we could start these virtual recordings,” said Katie Poole.Those virtual recordings with authors have become Open Books on Location, a live to tape recording, which means it is recorded in front of a small audience.Episode 3 of the Pasadena Literary Alliance’s Open Book on Location will be available tomorrow June 26 at 5:00 p.m. at https://pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/open-book/Guests include Cornelia Funke, one of the most famous and bestselling children’s authors in Germany, who has been called the German J. K. Rowling.Patrick Rothfuss, an American fantasy writer best known for his ongoing trilogy, “the Kingkiller Chronicle,” and Leslie S. Klinger, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, H. P. Lovecraft, Frankenstein, and the history of mystery and horror fiction.Building on the successful Pasadena Festival of Woman Authors event which has been presented annually since 2009, this new series provides opportunities for the community to enjoy authors of all kinds – both established and emerging, national and local, men and women, writers of fiction and non-fiction.“We’re an audience of a few people, 12 people in the room, in the virtual room, and then we make it available yeah, and then we record it,” Poole said.Poole said she was in the room for the recording and was captivated.“One of the books that [Cornelia Funke] has written, I’m going to read it. With the bookstores suffering, how do these authors get their books purchased by people? That’s the real struggle and almost to an author they can’t do in-person author tours.”Bookstores were forced to close when the pandemic began, although many of them were already struggling.According to Time Magazine, Amazon now accounts for more than half of all book sales, according to the book audience research firm Codex.“One of our interviewers showed me an interview that he had done that was with somebody who was in Australia under stay at home orders. And it just really made me realize that, of course we’d love to have the authors come to Pasadena. That’s how we’ve been operating for 12 years. But because of the stay at home rule, now all of these authors are at home and we can get them on the line. So it opened up a world, a world of authors. I think you’re going to be really interested in who’s coming up next.”The group’s future recordings are already in process right now. And they just only get better and better in terms of names that people will be familiar with.” STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community Newscenter_img Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Literary Alliance Starts New Author Series By DAVID CROSS and ANDRÉ COLEMAN Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 3:00 pm Top of the News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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LUWANDAGGA: Missing voice of Uganda football

first_imgIn 1980, when he was appointed Villa publicity secretary, he raised the club profile using the media to drum up the club from the shadow of giants KCC. Soon Luwandagga’s communication skills and broad knowledge of sports and news events soon thrust him onto UTV in 1984.UTV was the only television for decades and for millions of Ugandan viewers, this was the only programme to watch. Luwandagga became a household name for his longevity on screen.Later, Luwandagga’s administrative qualities that would make him qualified for a number of leadership roles at UBC, at national level, and in sports, soon emerged. Over the years, he got some training with BBC radio and Channel France International.At the time of his death, he was the head of sports and current affairs at UBC.Luwandagga was one of the founders of USPA and served as General Secretary from 1988-1990 and then as President from 1991 to 1993. Luwandagga also became the first Vice President of FICTs (Fedération Institutional Cinema Television Sportifs) a member organization of the International Olympic Committee’s Commission for Culture and Olympic Education.He was also the coordinator of the FICTS festival commission and was jury president of several festivals of the World FICTS challenge all around the world.There is a generation of Ugandans who say they ended up loving sports because of Luwandagga. Indeed when acting UBC directors asked all those that had gone through his hands at the requiem mass, hundreds stood up to the amazement of many.Luwandagga was born to Bayiringisa Luwandagga and Christina Solome Nakitto in Kampala on Sept.21 1955 in Kampala. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Luwandagga and five children, two girls and three boys. Wherever Andrew Patrick Luwandagga is, he will be hoping that the Cranes push on for an unlikely berth in Russia for the 2018 World Cup.****[email protected] on: WhatsApp Tribute: Andrew Patrick LuwandaggaWhen Uganda’s national football team, the Cranes, lined up against the Congo Republic’s Red Devils on Saturday, Nov. 12, in a World Cup Group E second round fixture at Mandela National Stadium, a well-known voice Ugandan football fans had grown accustomed to for decades, was conspicuously absent.Veteran Sports commentator Andrew Patrick Luwandagga had died almost a month earlier, on Oct.22. He was 61 years old.For over 40 years, Luwandagga has been a fixture in the living rooms of millions of Ugandans every Tuesday and Friday when he presented programmes like `Sports Desk’ and `Sports Diary’, sometimes alone but also with colleagues like the late James Opoka and Eddie Kakinda, and later with Jane Kasumba and a trove of youngsters, when the old-guard passed on earlier.On match day, when the Cranes were in action, Luwandagga would either be in the commentator’s box at Nakivubo Stadium or increasingly at Mandela National Stadium, or in the studios of Uganda’s only national broadcaster, UBC in Kampala.During commentary, Luwandagga usually did the colour; analyses of players’ moves, the strategy of the coaches, the significance of a game or event, and provided nuggets of history or background. He left the play-by-play to other veterans like Eddie Kakinda and Mike Arerenge. Although his tongue was swift and could reel off words faster than a machine gun fires bullets, Luwandagga’s commentary was often unhurried. Contrasted with the tension on the pitch, it was calming. His voice was soft but commanding and authoritative. It also matched his deep knowledge. This was felt most when he exhorted fans in the stadium to rev up their support for the national team, the Cranes, with commands like “tuluuumbe!” Or “Let’s attack.” The crowd would immediately become energized and roar back. Most times he simply roared “Uganda Oyee” and the crowd draped mostly in black, yellow and red, Uganda’s national colours, bellowed back.Luwandagga was born to love football. By the early 1970s, as a teen, he was already a committed fan of Uganda’s top club; Express Football Club aka the Red Devils. These were the dark days of then-President, Gen. Idi Amin Dada and before long Luwandagga’s club upset one of the big-men then; Gen. Abdullah Nasur who was a no-nonsense governor of Kampala. Abdullah promptly banned Express FC. But the ban left a vacuum as the other top club, KCC FC, now did not have any competition and diehard Express FC fans like Luwandagga could only support KCC FC over their dead body.Moses Matovu, his half-brother recalls that like other Express FC fans, Luwandagga was frustrated, and when a new team called Nakivubo Boys emerged, they threw their frenzied support behind it.People close to him say, as early as 1970, when he was just 15-years old in primary school, Luwandagga already told them he knew what he wanted to be – a radio presenter. Like many of the people he would eventually work with, Luwandagga picked interest in radio presenting from listening to the BBC radio.He had jumped at the chance when the only radio in the country, Radio Uganda, in 1974 announced it was hiring. He had just cleared his Senior Four national examinations at Old Kampala Secondary School. But these were the tough days when most professionals, especially journalists had fled the murderous regime of Idi Amin. He met Fred Sekitto, a veteran presenter, who took him under his tutelage and proved to be a lifelong mentor. “I don’t regret having brought him in USPA [Uganda Sports Press Association] as many of us can see his fruits,” said Sekitto at Luwandagga’s requiem mass. He said he was impressed by the rookie reporter’s willingness to learn.Luwandagga started on the announcement desk in 1975, where he presented sports and music. Meanwhile, his Nakivubo Boys team later metamorphosed into SC Villa of which he was a lifetime member.last_img
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RB RiverCenter Announces Holiday Events

first_imgClassic horse and carriage rides will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, sponsored by Pauline Poyner and Red Bank RiverCenter. The Red Bank Christ­mas tree will be located at 30 Monmouth St. in the Dublin House Courtyard. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the train station, the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance will be performing some of its fun and festive holiday numbers; music will be by Atlantic Watch. This year, a new event – “We Double Dog Dare You Scavenger Hunt” – will allow participants to visit the 50-plus businesses involv­ed to search for a hidden holiday character inspired by the holiday classic movie A Christmas Story. Shop­pers will gather stamps on their hunt for every character they find, and once 15 are collected, they can be entered to win a Red Bank prize package. The Town Lighting will occur during the Holiday Express concert, which begins at 7 p.m.The festivities continue all month throughout town. Every Saturday starting after Thanksgiving through Dec. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. shoppers can enjoy the sounds of the season with the Holiday Harmonies. Traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, rock, folk, jazz and blues musicians will bring holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank. Celebrating its 800th show, Holiday Express will be performing holiday favorites in rock star fashion in concert at 7 p.m. on Broad Street at Canal Street.Broad Street from Peters Place to Monmouth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 11 p.m. However, Peters Place will remain open the duration of the event for folks to access the main part of the business district and detour around the concert area to find parking.Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, NJ Transit has had to cancel the Santa Express train ride this year. But the celebration will continue and children will be able to meet Santa at the Red Bank Train Station for entertainment and to parade with him down Mon­mouth Street to the Holiday Express Concert. Santa will arrive by fire truck and parade down Monmouth Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. and then he will light the tree at about 6:45 p.m. and continue to the Holiday Express concert. Events are sponsored by The Galleria Red Bank. RED BANK – Red Bank RiverCenter is kicking off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 23, with the Red Bank Town Lighting and Holiday Express Concert presented by Riverview Medical Center, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Shore Point Distributing Co. The movie theme continues with the return of the popular, window-decorating contest. Businesses have been invited to decorate their windows using any holiday movie they choose. Shoppers can vote online for their favorite windows.last_img read more

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South Africa makes strides in fighting HIV

first_imgThe mother-to-child transmission rate of HIV in Soweto has been reduced from 8% in 2008 to 2% in 2011. (Image: Anova Health Institute) Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that before the HIV testing and counseling campaign was launched, only 2-million South Africans were tested annually, but now 11.9-million have been tested. (Image: Bongani Nkosi)  MEDIA CONTACTS • Melissa Meyer  Anova Health Institute: HIV/AIDS  +27 11 715 5828 or +27 72 778 1727 RELATED ARTICLES • Global grannies unite against Aids • Garden of Hope for HIV/Aids • Keeping the story of HIV alive in SA • HIV/Aids in South AfricaRay MaotaThe South African health fraternity has made strides in curbing HIV/Aids mother-to-child transmission rates in Soweto, bringing incidences down from 8% in 2008 to 2% in 2011.The Anova Health Institute, which works in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Health in providing HIV/Aids services at clinics around the country, has welcomed the news.Dr Coceka Mnyani, head of the institute’s Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTC) programme in Soweto, said: “This means that HIV-positive mothers-to-be who enter our PMTC programme have a less than 2% chance of transmitting the virus to their babies.”This is good news for Soweto, a township in south-west Johannesburg, Gauteng, which has a population of more than 4-million.“We have been working closely with the Department of Health – particularly in implementing the new treatment guidelines from April 2010 – that have allowed for more effective prevention. It is a partnership that we are very proud of,” said Mnyani.South Africa’s population, which stands at over 49-million, only accounts for 0.7% of the world’s total population, but carries 17% of the HIV/Aids pandemic.President Jacob Zuma announced on World Aids Day in December 2009 that a set of measures would be put in place to ensure the mother-to-child transmission rate is decreased.These measures were implemented in April 2010 and included starting antiretroviral treatment when the CD4 count is 350 or less in HIV-positive pregnant women and HIV and TB co-infected people, starting the prevention of mother-to-child transmission treatment at 14 rather than 28 weeks of pregnancy, and treating HIV-positive newborns regardless of their CD4 count.Successful measuresMinister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi announced on 31 May 2011 in his budget vote policy speech, presented to the National Assembly, that there had been varying improvements since the new measures were put in place.These include an increase in health centres that are accredited antiretroviral service points from 490 to 2 205, an increase in certified nurses who can administer antiretrovirals from 250 to 4 000, and an increase in the number of people who take annual HIV tests.The minister said: “Before the HIV testing and counselling campaign was launched by the president on 25 April 2010 at Natalspruit Hospital, only 2-million South Africans were testing annually.”“Since the launch of the campaign only a year ago, 11.9-million South Africans have tested and the figure is growing every month,” added Motsoaledi.Due to the campaign, the number of people on antiretroviral treatment has also increased – from 923 000 to 1.4-million people. The Department of Health has managed to cut the price of antiretroviral drugs too, making them more accessible to affected individuals.The Medical Research Council is due to announce its findings on the reduction of mother-to-child transmission rates at the 5th SA African Aids Conference in Durban from 7 to 10 June.Working togetherThe Anova Health Institute was formed in October 2009 and focuses on HIV, Aids and TB. It is funded by Pepfar through USAid and smaller agencies like Orange Babies, which provides support for HIV-positive mothers and babies.Anova’s PMTC programme in Soweto is known as Tirisanong and is available at 13 antenatal facilities across the township and at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Tirisanong means “working together” in Setswana.The institute focuses on counselling and voluntary HIV testing of pregnant women, CD4-count testing and screening and testing for TB.last_img read more

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NBA investigating Lakers amid George tampering allegation

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Batang Pier, Painters rise Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “The Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said Sunday in a statement. “We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting while the investigation is ongoing.”There is no known timetable for the completion of the investigation being conducted by the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGeorge is a four-time All-Star and Los Angeles native who was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason. The Pacers traded him after George told them he planned to leave Indiana as a free agent next summer.“As the NBA’s statement made clear, we cannot comment about the specifics of any ongoing investigation,” Lakers spokeswoman Alison Bogli sai. “We can confirm, however, that we are cooperating fully with the NBA in the hope of clearing our name as soon as possible.” In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George answers a question at his first news conference since Oklahoma City’s blockbuster trade with the Indiana Pacers, in Oklahoma City. On Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the NBA said it has opened an investigation to see if the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers. APNEW YORK — The NBA is investigating whether the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers.The Pacers asked the league to open the probe.ADVERTISEMENT There has been speculation for some time that George has wanted to join the Lakers. Under NBA rules, teams are not permitted to attempt to sway any player who is under contract with another team.If the Lakers are found to have tampered, the NBA could issue any combination of fines, forfeiture of draft picks or suspensions of those who were deemed to be involved. Tampering, the league has said, can be either direct or indirect — and an interview that Lakers President Magic Johnson did earlier this year on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” did little to quell speculation about George’s potential future in Los Angeles.In that interview, Kimmel asked Johnson what constitutes tampering, and if he would be allowed to speak to George if they happened to cross paths.“We’re going to say hi because we know each other,” Johnson said. “You just can’t say, ‘Hey, I want you come to the Lakers,’ even though I’m going to be wink-winking. You know what that means, right?”George will be a free agent in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT He’s coming off a season in which he averaged a career-best 23.7 points per game, and is joining a Thunder team that already has reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.“I’ve been wowed ever since we landed,” George said last month after arriving in Oklahoma City. “I got a real welcoming, and this feels like home.” LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Michigan Unveils Some New Jordan Brand Gear

first_imgMichigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)In just over one week, Michigan will officially be making the switch from adidas to Nike. As previously reported, the Wolverines’ football and basketball teams will become the first to wear the Jumpman brand, too. This week, the school has let a few photos of some of the new gear trickle out.The M Den, the official merchandise dealer for Michigan, has posted photos of new tee shirts and shorts on Instagram. ESPN’s Darren Rovell also had some exclusive photos as well.First images of Michigan-Jordan merchandise being released today. Partnership starts 8/1 for football & basketball pic.twitter.com/8Cop0wBHhy— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016Nike will go back to the more traditional yellow for Michigan. Here’s a comparison of adidas yellow vs Nike pic.twitter.com/KTQHQPXKMp— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016 Michigan fans – what do you think so far?last_img read more

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Israel demolishes Palestinian community in Jordan Valley

first_imgJERUSALEM– Israeli military forces leave three families without shelter and destroy the only available water pipe to the community in the Jordan Valley.Israeli military forces demolished on Wednesday buildings belonging to the Palestinian community of Khirbet ‘Ein Karzaliyah in the northern Jordan Valley, rendering homeless the entire population consisting of three families, comprised of 10 adults and 15 minors. The residents have been left without shelter for themselves and their livestock in the harsh winter weather conditions, Israeli Human Rights Network B’Tselem Director Jessica Montell said in a report.   The Israeli military also destroy the only water pipe available to the residents. Stressing that it is unlawful to displace people from their homes and lands under the excuse of Israeli army military training in occupied territories, the report reads: “The Civil Administration determined that the buildings must be demolished, citing the argument that the community is located in a closed military zone used as a firing zone. The expulsion of residents of an occupied territory from their homes for the purpose of military training by the occupying power is unlawful. International Humanitarian Law stipulates that such expulsion is permissible only in the case of imperative military needs or to safeguard the local population.” “The domestic Israeli debates as well as the diplomatic debates are being conducted in complete detachment from the reality on the ground in the Jordan Valley, which is home to thousands of Palestinians. These Palestinian residents live in difficult conditions, subject to harassment and continuous threats from Israeli authorities,” the report added.The demolition of the residential compound in Khirbet ‘Ein Karzaliyah without offering the residents any viable alternative runs contrary to Israel’s obligations and is in blatant violation of the International Humanitarian Law rules which Israel has undertaken to uphold, Montell stated.last_img read more

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From player to coach Justin Kronauge helps lead Ohio State tennis

When an athlete posts multiple school records by the end of their college career, it would be expected to be hard to say goodbye. But for the Ohio State men’s tennis team, that goodbye became a new beginning. Former Buckeye tennis player, Justin Kronauge, is in his second year as the team’s assistant coach after completing one of the most illustrious athletic careers in the team’s history. Kronauge ended his playing career with the most single wins (147), most doubles wins (128) and most combined wins with 275 total victories for the Buckeyes, but still is as humble as can be. “I don’t even look at that stuff,” Kronauge said. “With such a good program like Ohio State, it’s an honor to hold those records.” Graduating with a degree in finance in 2010, Kronauge turned to coaching. The two-time All-American searched for a position on traveling and lower-level professional teams, but said he knew the atmosphere of the college game was the right fit for him, and the assistant coaching spot at OSU was calling. With a streak of seven straight Big Ten titles on the line, Kronauge said he is focused on preparing his team for the postseason. “Last year was our sixth straight, I’ve been a part of all of those,” Kronauge said. “It was special being on other end coaching, and making it to the Final Four of NCCAs last year was pretty exciting too.” Redshirt junior Devin McCarthy said he was happy to see Kronauge hired as an assistant coach for the team. McCarthy was a freshman when Kronauge was a senior for the Buckeyes and understood the honor it is to be coached by his former teammate. “It’s great to be able to go to someone who knows what you’re going through, he understands me as a player,” McCarthy said. “You look at his accolades, it’s pretty easy to listen to someone who has accomplished what he has.” Being a part of the team for four years, it was a pretty easy transition to becoming a coach, Kronauge said. “I feel like the guys had some respect from playing with me,” Kronauge said. “I grew up with some of them. They might give me a little harder time, but it’s alright, it’s give and take.” The team has won 143-consecutive home matches and 84-consecutive Big Ten victories with a win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers April 8, but the team doesn’t talk about the streaks, McCarthy said. “We don’t really want to jinx things,” McCarthy said. “We don’t want to be known as the team that lost it for all the guys like Justin. We are all working harder to make sure that doesn’t happen.” Kronauge has witnessed players in similar situations while playing for the Buckeyes, adding he is glad he can help guide them through it. “There was a lot of tight situations I was in when I was player,” Kronauge said. “I think my experience helps, and I can talk them through it.” Former teammate and senior Steven Williams described his coach as serious, respectful and hard working. “He has been able to balance being friends with the guys between playing and it being business,” Williams said. “He always had respect because he always kept it professional and looking out for the guys.” Kronauge competed in some lower-level professional tournaments across South America and the United States, but said he wishes to keep coaching in the future. read more

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Logan Stieber sets sights on 2016 Olympics

OSU’s Logan Stieber (right) wrestles with North Carolina State’s Kevin Jack in a 141-pound semifinal during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 20 in St. Louis.Credit: Courtesy of TNSTwo weeks removed from making history with his fourth individual national title, Ohio State redshirt-senior Logan Stieber has put his collegiate accolades on the back burner for an even bigger desire — the 2016 Olympics.“It has always been a dream of mine to be an Olympian and to win gold,” Stieber said. “Doing that would be a great conclusion to my competitive career.”Stieber was awarded the Hodge Trophy, which is equivalent to what the Heisman is for football, on Monday. On that same day, he was also supporting his younger brother, Hunter, who was in surgery to attach a ligament in his right elbow.“The Hodge has been a goal of mine since my sophomore year,” Stieber said. “I would say it’s one of the highest honors I have received, and to have my brother come out of surgery OK as well, it made for a great day.”The four-time Big Ten and National Champion finished his career at OSU with a 119-3 record and was named the Big Ten Most Outstanding Wrestler and Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Championships. Even after receiving these major individual awards, Stieber managed to keep his focus on his teammates, and is able to stay calm on the biggest of stages.“I have been blessed to be in a lot of big matches and moments in my life and I think I have learned from each one,” Stieber said. “That keeps me calm.”With a winning percentage of .975 — a school record — Stieber is used to being on top of the podium. Now he’s focused on remaining there as he looks to make the U.S. World Team this summer in hopes of qualifying for the Summer Olympics next year in Brazil.“I believe I can make the team and win gold,” Stieber said. Olympic wrestling uses the freestyle form of wrestling instead of the folkstyle used in college. Despite the different style, Stieber said, with the help of known World Team members such as former Buckeye Reece Humphrey, he will be able to make the transition quickly.“The freestyle circuit is different because of the amount of times you compete and the weigh-in rules are different,” Stieber said. “Also the training is more focused on skill and less on conditioning. I’ll be ready.”Looking back on his high school career and the way it ended, Stieber said he couldn’t have written a better script on how similarly he ended his collegiate career. Not only did he win four individual titles at both levels, but he led Monroeville and OSU to their first-ever team titles as well.“To have him win his fourth title on the same day as winning the team’s first is incredible,” Stieber’s father, Jeff, said. “It was always one of his biggest goals to do that and to see it happen is truly amazing.”Stieber finished his career on a 50-match winning streak dating back to December 2013, and won 96 of his 119 matches via bonus points. He tied for the most career falls in OSU history with 50 and also became just the second wrestler ever to win four Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational titles.Once again, the individual accolades have piled up, but he stressed they don’t compare to the success he shares with his teammates.“Winning individual awards and achieving personal goals is something I obviously want to do, but being able to share a team title with my family and friends has been pretty cool,” Stieber said.Instead of taking it all in and enjoying the moment, wrestling season hasn’t ended for Stieber. He has already begun training for the 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS Open Wrestling Championships in May and even after he graduates, he still hopes to be a part of OSU and wants to continue to work with the team, he said. “I hope to keep wrestling in Columbus for a while and I want to see our team continue to get better and competing for titles.” read more

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Pochettino revealed his plans with Winks

first_imgHarry Winks renewed his old ankle injury back in November and he hasn’t fully recovered since then – but Mauricio Pochettino counts on him and the midfielder was handed a brand new 5-year deal.The Argentinian has previously insisted for a couple of times that the young player is a very important part of his squad and he will be given all the time that he needs to recover well and come back properly.The former Southampton coach spoke about Winks as he said, according to Football London:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s tough for him because he still doesn’t feel in the way he needs to feel.”“We’re trying to help him to feel perfect. It’s a little bit sad because he tries and we try to help. Of course, he’s not in his best mood. But sure that with the help of the whole coaching staff, we’re going to help him achieve again the same level, how he felt before the problem.”“It’s not only confidence, it’s because he feels something in his ankle that he cannot express himself in the way that he can.”last_img read more

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