Time to turn the page

first_imgA look at notable work by Harvard authors in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without their own best reads of the year. “How to Read the Bible,” Harvey CoxCox, the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, argues that even in a secular age, a close reading and deeper understanding of sacred texts is vital to self-knowledge. His approach combines a reading of the original texts with the most recent biblical studies.Cox’s pick: “This past year I was bumped and cheered by a couple of things, in particular Pope Francis’ ‘Encyclical on Climate Change’ and Michel Houellebecq’s novel ‘Submission,’ which is shocking and gripping.”“Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist,” Niall FergusonFerguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, was granted unprecedented access to Kissinger’s Library of Congress archive. The first installment of his two-volume biography chronicles Kissinger’s ascent and concludes as debate around the Vietnam War intensifies.Ferguson’s pick: “Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World,” by Jeremy Friedman.“I was as impressed by the maturity of Friedman’s judgments as by the depth of his research in archives that few scholars have ventured into. Harvard Business School was exceedingly smart to lure this up-and-coming historian away from Yale.”“Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” Ross GayThis collection of poems by Gay, the Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, was a National Book Award finalist. In poems exultant yet elegiac, funny but heartbreaking, Gay explores the intricate beauty and damage of everyday life.Gay’s pick: “Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal,” by Wendy S. Walters.“Walters writes with profound beauty, clarity, illumination, sorrow, and weirdness about race, family, nation, the imagination, and some other stuff, too. The essay ‘Lonely in America’ made me understand something profound and essential about my own heartbreak — yes, it’s a kind of loneliness — in this America that I probably never could have articulated on my own, and so I think it probably saved my life a little bit.”“Photography and the Art of Chance,” Robin Kelsey “What does it mean that the modern world has given so much of its art and visual culture over to a technology prone to chance?” asks Kelsey, the Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography. It’s this happenstance that captivates Kelsey, as well as photography’s place in contemporary art.Kelsey’s pick: “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.“This gives me lots and lots of company, of course, but so be it. The book folds the reader into an experience of race in America with searing and timely eloquence. Having read it, I will not be the same.”“The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar: Essays on Poets and Poetry,” Helen VendlerOne of the world’s leading literary critics elucidates and celebrates the work of A.R. Ammons, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and many others.Vendler’s pick: “From the New World: Poems 1976-2014,” by Jorie Graham. “Jorie Graham’s poetry — inspired, idiosyncratic, ever-changing, beautiful — has been with us for almost 30 years. This selection, a comprehensive sampling, will remind readers of some poems already familiar, and will bring new readers to this poet of depth, empathy, and arresting music.”last_img read more

Swimming Hornets, Red Rams earn wins at SCAC meet

first_imgGirls swim teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt would both have large presences at Nottingham High School for last weekend’s Salt City Athletic Conference championships.Immediately, the two sides dueled in the 200-yard medley relay, with the Red Rams’ Amelia Hesler, Emily Ninestein, Gwen Lister and Julia Antoine going 1:55 flat to edge the Hornets’ 1:55.08.F-M did prevail in the 100 butterfly, where Emma Luttrell posted 1:00.68 to pull away as Ninestein took fourth place in 1:04.44. Later, in the 100 breaststroke, Morgan Kingsley got first place in 1:10.34, edging Lister (1:10.93) and Sofia Bebla (1:11.25) as Meghan Seidberg was fourth and Katie Ottaviano fifth. Tags: CBAF-MJ-Dswimming Hannah Kellogg needed 56.68 seconds to get third place in the 100 freestyle. Georgia Langan got fourth place in the 50 freestyle in 26.09 seconds, while Grace Reyna was sixth in the 500 freestyle and Mairead Egan was eighth in the 200 freestyle.Prior to the league meet, J-D traveled to Auburn last Wednesday night, where the Red Rams improved to 7-2 on the season with a 97-70 victory over the Maroons.Hesler, Ninestein and Gwen Lister won two races apiece. Hesler swam the 200 freestyle in a season-best 2:00.45 and then claimed the 500 freestyle in 5:27.57 as Ninestein won the 200 IM in 2:32.63 and took the 100 backstroke in 1:07.97.Lister was first in the 50 freestyle in 26.75 seconds, edging Auburn’s Makenna Wilson (26.76) by one-hundredth of a second before getting first place in the 100 butterfly in 1:07.24.Bebla had a first-place time of 1:12.48 in the 100 breaststroke after helping Antoine, Claire Huyck and Kathryn Donaghue go 2:05.78 to claim the 200 medley relay. Hesler, Ninestein, Lister and Antoine won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.93.Moving on to the OHSL diving competition on Saturday, J-D’s Emily McGuire finished third, with 313.40 points, while teammate Grace Evans was sixth. F-M’s Gracie Van Bramer and Meaghan Maloney were fourth and fifth, respectively.Christian Brothers Academy was not in the SCAC meet, but did swim last Tuesday at New Hartford, with the Brothers able to defeat the Spartans 97-83 to improve to 8-1-1 on the season.Darien Tompkins went under a minute in the 100 butterfly, prevailing in 59.67 seconds, and had a time of 2:06.59 in the 200 freestyle behind the 2:00.14 from Kayla Newman, who also swam the 500 freestyle in a winning 5:24.93.Lauren Kelly, in 56.10 seconds, beat out Kaitlyn Bushnell (58.47) in the 100 freestyle, this after Bushnell won the 50 freestyle in 26.56 seconds to Sophia Silver’s 27.09. Kelly was second in the 200 IM in 2:18.17 to the 2:15.07 from New Hartford’s Emma Burke.Sophie Menar scored 226.25 points in diving to beat out the Spartans’ Isabella Kolb (215.20), with Ally Howard winning the 100 backstroke in 1:10.18 and Annah Nizar going 1:15.82 in the 100 breaststroke.At the start of the meet, Howard, Silver, Kelly and Bushnell won the 200 medley relay in 2:01.32, with Kelly, Silver, Bushnell and Tompkins swimming the 200 freestyle relay in 1:43.49. Newman, Howard, Tompkins and Kathryn Nardella went 4:00.09 in the 400 freestyle relay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Luttrell, Kingsley, Georgia Langan and Hannah Kellogg were second (1:42.27) to Oswego (1:41.75) in the 200 freestyle relay. And in the 400 freestyle relay, Mathews joined Luttrell, Kingsley and Kellogg for second place in 3:48.13 to the Buccaneers’ 3:46.67.Hesler went on to finish second (25.45 seconds) to Oswego’s Grace Wing (25.38) in the 50 freestyle, and in the 100 freestyle Hesler again was runner-up, her 54.21 seconds just behind the 53.93 from Wing’s teammate, Sydney DeLapp. Antione got third in the 500 freestyle in 5:50.54. Ninestein swam the 100 backstroke in 1:05.19 for fifth place.Lindsay Mathews, fifth in the 100 butterfly,  was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:18.03, just behind Baldwinsville’s Kali Sacco (2:17.60), with Addie Antshel fourth and Meghan Seidberg fifth.last_img read more

Erickson: Kerdiles has tough path to clearance

first_imgRaise your hand if you are on Twitter or Facebook.Yeah that’s what I thought. It’s ok folks, I’m constantly tuned in to both.But these days words like “make your profile private” and “don’t share any of your personal information online” are becoming everyday turns of phrase just like “look both ways before you cross the street” and “never accept candy from a stranger.”Unfortunately for freshman forward Nic Kerdiles, he didn’t heed the aforementioned warnings and shared a little too much information via both popular social feeds. That little slip has caused the NCAA to question the Irving, Calif., native’s eligibility and as of this week, he has been suspended for the season. The Wisconsin men’s hockey team is currently appealing the decision.Here’s the situation. Kerdiles posted a photo donning gear from Pulver Sports – an agency – and also tweeted that he went out to dinner with them. These posts have cost him a year of college hockey. But the catch is, if Kerdiles didn’t keep the gear or if he paid for his own dinner then he should be cleared – something the athletic department is currently trying to argue.Now, all anyone can do is simply wait. Chances are if Wisconsin loses the appeal, Kerdiles will leave UW and play in the Western Hockey League with the Kelowna Rockets. If he did that though, it would only delay serving the current ban. If that would be the case, it’s safe to say Kerdiles will never skate as a Badger.But I’m getting way ahead of myself. Here are the facts: Kerdiles is currently suspended because of ineligibility and Wisconsin is appealing that decision.To put it bluntly: it sucks. Kerdiles was expected to make an impact immediately, slated to skate on the top line alongside juniors Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes. The Badgers know what they have without him simply because he’s a freshman, but the 2012-13 squad would be bolstered that much more by the 18-year-old forward who was drafted 36th overall in the 2012 NHL draft.But also considering recent cases of similar situations, it’s quite unfair.There is no way the NCAA can be 100 percent positive Kerdiles actually did anything wrong, maybe he did pay for those meals on his own. Maybe he isn’t paying anyone from Pulver Sports and is simply getting advice – which is allowed.Kerdiles faces a very similar situation former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton faced two years ago. Newton was accused of allegations that would have made him ineligible for the season, which ultimately would have cost him a Heisman Trophy and a national title. But while the NCAA was processing the allegations he was still allowed to play. The NCAA sort of swept the whole thing under their living room rug and pretended nothing happened. They didn’t seem to really force the issue, even with their investigation. We also see this all the time in basketball.That begs the question: why are they being so harsh on hockey? The answer is money.Hockey has such a loud, proud niche audience. It’s not televised in the same way as basketball and football because it’s not as popular on a national scale. The NCAA won’t tarnish sports in-season the way the potential loss of Newton could have. Newton was superman. He had an inspiring background and a magic ability to make things happen on the field. To suddenly render him ineligible would have upset fans as if he was the next Tiger Woods.This is certainly a hypothetical situation, but the fact remains that hockey seems like a pest to the NCAA more than anything else. Major tournaments are played in sub-par arenas – especially on the women’s side – and the national title tournament is often dominated by the same handful of teams that the NCAA seemingly could really care less which hockey powerhouse wins it year in and year out.Kerdiles has found himself in a tough situation, but unfortunately for him, he’s guilty until proven innocent.Kelly is a senior majoring in journalism and un peu de Fran?ais. Think the NCAA is being unfair or for once sticking to its guns? Let her know at [email protected] or on Twitter @kellymerickson.last_img read more

Sisal Matchpoint ups digital marketing dynamics with Betgenius

first_img Submit Share Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Matt Stephenson – BetgeniusItalian betting firm Gruppo SISAL has selected industry data and software provider Betgenius as the lead marketing programmatic partner for its flagship Matchpoint Italia subsidiary.The marketing partnership will see Betgenius data and insights technologies enhance Matchpoint digital acquisition campaigns, optimising player targeting, messaging and promotions.Moving forward, the Matchpoint brand will integrate Betgenius’ industry-specific programmatic media trading desk, which will allow the bookmaker to serve better dynamic inventory, driving player conversions through targeted ‘most-relevant’ messaging.Updating stakeholders, Marco Tiso, Director Online Gaming Business Unit at Sisal, said: “In the ultra-competitive Italian sports betting market, it is vital to acquire and retain customers strategically. By partnering with Betgenius we can be sure of targeting the right customers, with the right message, at the right time.”Utilising its data capabilities, Betgenius has developed a programmatic trading desk developed solely for industry betting and iGaming operators.Enhancing partner marketing dynamics the trading desk’s advertising is driven by real-time sports data, allowing clients to display engaging content such as live odds and scores within dynamic creative formats.A pleased Matt Stephenson, Managing Director at Betgenius, said: “As experts in helping sportsbook and casino brands deliver creative, effective campaigns that build meaningful connections with their customers, we are excited to see the results of our partnership with Sisal.” Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020last_img read more

Daytona 500 weather: Rain postpones NASCAR’s 2020 season-opening race

first_imgMORE: Why is Donald Trump at the Daytona 500?Daytona 500 lineupSunday’s pole qualifying set the front row for the Daytona 500, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. earning the pole and Alex Bowman recording the second-fastest lap. Thursday night’s Duels set the rest of the field for the Daytona 500 — the results of Duel 1 determined the inside row, and the results of Duel 2 set the outside row.Below is the complete starting lineup for the 2020 Daytona 500.Starting Pos.Driver1.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.2.Alex Bowman3.Joey Logano4.William Byron5.Aric Almirola6.Jimmie Johnson7.Ryan Newman8.Kyle Larson9.Brad Keselowski10.Kevin Harvick11.Bubba Wallace12.Cole Custer13.Austin Dillon14.Erik Jones15.Martin Truex Jr.16.Matt DiBenedetto17.Christopher Bell18.Kurt Busch19.Chris Buescher20.Ross Chastain21.Denny Hamlin22.Tyler Reddick23.John Hunter Nemechek24.Ty Dillon25.Chase Elliott26.Michael McDowell27.Ryan Blaney28.Kyle Busch29.Clint Bowyer30.David Ragan31.Ryan Preece32.Timmy Hill33.Justin Haley34.Brennan Poole35.Quin Houff36.Corey LaJoie37.Joey Gase38.B.J. McLeod39.Brendan Gaughan40.Reed Sorenson Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman earned their places on the front row for the start of the 2020 Daytona 500 with their pole qualifying speeds, and the rest of the 40-car field was set by the results of Thursday night’s Duels.MORE: How to watch to Daytona 500 live online freeLast year, Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500. The year before that, Austin Dillon took the crown.Sporting News is tracking live lap-by-lap updates and highlights from the Daytona 500. Check back Monday when the race resumes. MORE: No Waltrip, no problem? How Fox’s 2-man NASCAR Cup broadcast booth will workDaytona 500 live updates, highlights from 2020 race(All times Eastern.)6:48 p.m. — NASCAR has postponed the race until Monday. See you guys tomorrow.Postponed to 4pm Monday. #nascar @NASCARONFOX— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 16, 20206:43 p.m. — The rain is back. Of course.It is raining again.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 16, 2020HARDEST rain of the day folks.#NASCAR— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) February 16, 2020And it’s pouring. It’s hard to see this race restarting tonight. **If** this race is postponed, it would be rescheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Monday and televised on Fox.— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) February 16, 20206:34 p.m. — Hmm.Drivers told to go to their cars.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 16, 2020Drivers going back to their cars? In this climate? pic.twitter.com/6P33Au8B6P— Sporting News NASCAR (@sn_nascar) February 16, 20206:22 p.m. — This whole endeavor is like building a sandcastle right in front of the tide.#NASCAR says rain now all the way around on the track, lost the track progress on the backstretch.— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) February 16, 20206:11 p.m. — Not looking great right now.While #NASCAR is drying the track the next rain is within 10 miles.. Rain could last an hour then more drying. We continue to monitor As of 6pm radar update via @RaceWeather https://t.co/cHTrSdfPjm— Brian Neudorff (@NASCAR_WXMAN) February 16, 20206:02 p.m. — The big question is how late NASCAR would be willing to restart the race tonight. There has got to be a cap somewhere, but there is also an incentive to not wait until tomorrow because that scenario would mess up crews trying to get to the West Coast for next weekend.5:49 p.m. — Monday is increasingly becoming a possible reality for this race.Here’s Monday’s forecast if #NASCAR doesn’t wait out the rain and goes tomorrow… https://t.co/0J6uwNNyj0— Brian Neudorff (@NASCAR_WXMAN) February 16, 20205:27 p.m. — So Hill is legitimately holding a news conference during this delay with Bojangles in hand. This is hilarious.According to @TimmyHillRacer, the infield @Bojangles is out of chicken and only has fries.— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) February 16, 2020We have been joined in the media center for an impromptu press conference by Timmy Hill. He bought Bojangles but came to the media center because we have free soda.So in exchange, he’s going to take some questions.— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) February 16, 2020Timmy Hill started 33nd and is currently running 10th after 20 laps.He hopes he has shown that he can be a good dance partner for the duration of the race.”I told you guys I’ve had fast cars this weekend and I meant it.”This is awesome #content. pic.twitter.com/XzCqUsJ3CS— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) February 16, 2020NASCAR fans: Man, this sucks. We expected entertainment and all we’re getting is rain.Timmy Hill: Hold my Bojangles.— Sporting News NASCAR (@sn_nascar) February 16, 20205:24 p.m. — Timmy Hill is doing just fine. And making us hungry.So meet ⁦@TimmyHillRacer⁩ during the rain delay. pic.twitter.com/9V6GQTNlnA— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) February 16, 20205:04 p.m. — This delay could take even longer than the last one.We got the track dry in about 50 minutes the last time, but this time it will take longer.Just stay close and we’ll update. https://t.co/9AEzLFjA9E— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) February 16, 20204:36 p.m. — Red.Red flag, cars coming down pit road. Rain delay for awhile, my friends. pic.twitter.com/WHtQ34XIGB— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 16, 2020The track is soaked, and soaked more than the first time.Officially pouring!#NASCAR— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) February 16, 20204:36 p.m. — Caution flag now out.Caution is out for rain, which Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had just moments ago reported was off Turn 2. Only 20 laps in the books | #Daytona500— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) February 16, 20204:34 p.m. — Rain is coming down again, but they’re still racing — for now.4:32 p.m. — Stenhouse has the upper hand in the early going, leading through 15 laps.4:26 p.m. — We’ve settled into single-file racing in a hurry here.6/200Most everyone is single file up topStenhouseLoganoAlmirolaNewmanHarvickKeselowskiOne Chevy ahead of a bunch of FordsThen Byron in a Chevy— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) February 16, 20204:19 p.m. — GREEN FLAG. FINALLY.WE ARE GREEN AT THE 2020 DAYTONA 500! pic.twitter.com/YFS1jCh2hB— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 16, 2020And there it is! Dale Earnhardt Jr. waves the green flag on the #Daytona500 and the 2020 #NASCAR Cup Series season!— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 16, 20204:15 p.m. — Progress.Cars are rolling off… #NASCAR— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) February 16, 20204 p.m. — We’re still in a delay! Drivers are getting antsy.”I’m too old. It takes too much energy to get in and out of these cars.” – @Brendan62. pic.twitter.com/IdnwJypqDq— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 16, 2020MORE: How much will the Daytona 500 winner make in 2020?What time does the Daytona 500 start?Start time: 2:30 p.m. ETGreen flag time: Whenever the rain stopsTV channel: Fox (TSN in Canada)Live stream: Fox Sports GoThe start time of 2:30 p.m. ET for the Daytona 500 is really the start time for prerace ceremonies, which include the invocation, the national anthem, the command to start engines and the pace laps. Which means the Daytona 500 wasn’t supposed to actually get underway until roughly 3:05 p.m. ET, when the green flag was scheduled to wave. Rain pushed back green flag time by at least an hour. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season was supposed to get underway with the biggest stock car race of the year starting in the early afternoon. The Daytona 500 was less than one pace lap away from taking the green flag before raindrops began falling at Daytona International Speedway. What was supposed to be a green flag time of 3:05 p.m. ET was delayed to 4:15 p.m.Then, following just 20 laps, rain returned and the race was postponed until 4 p.m. ET Monday.last_img read more