More E! Than ESPN? Get the 411 on the Bronx Bombers With Our Cheat Sheet

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first_img Mickey Mantle, #7 Played by Bill Dawes Yankee from 1951-1968; Position: Center Fielder Best known for his hitting, “The Mick” worked around injuries and alcoholism to enjoy a Hall of Fame career, including winning the elusive Triple Crown Award (leading the league in batting average, runs batted in and homeruns) and being elected to a whopping 20 All-Star teams. He needed two hands to show off his seven World Series rings. George Herman “Babe” Ruth, #3 Played by C. J. Wilson Yankee from 1920-1934; Postion: Outfielder/Pitcher The Babe joined the Yankees direct from the rival Red Sox, a move that dramatically created “The Curse of The Bambino,” the supposed reason for the Red Sox’s inability to win a World Series Championship for over 80 years. Ruth set the bar as a power-hitter, knocking a record-setting 714 home runs in his career. Ruth made money fast and couldn’t wait to run out every night and spend it—he was a notorious womanizer and smoked up to 12 cigars a day. So, you’re about to see Bronx Bombers, the new play celebrating the storied history of the New York Yankees, but there’s only one problem: You know absolutely nothing about baseball. Don’t worry, theater fans, we’ve got you covered! Read below for a crash course on the legendary players featured in the new show—and would it kill you to delete one of those Real Housewives reruns to make room for Yankees Classics on your DVR? Play ball! Reggie Jackson, #44 Played by Francois Battiste Yankee from 1977-1981; Position: Right Field Jackson was nicknamed Mr. October for his phenomenal batting during the post-season, including hitting three home runs in a single World Series game. The Yankees won two championships with Jackson at the helm and he achieved superstar status in New York—Clark Bar even named a candy bar (the Reggie!) after him. Though he left the team after five seasons, he later returned to work in the Yankees front office as a special advisor. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014 Elston Howard, #32 Played by Francois Battiste Yankee from 1955-1967; Position: Catcher Howard made history as the first African-American to play for the New York Yankees. His time with the Yanks led him to four World Series championships and 12 All-Star appearances. He’s credited with the creation of two integral aspects of baseball to this day: the batting doughnut (used to make a bat feel heavier while on deck) and using the pinky and index finger as a more visible way of indicating the number of outs. Thurman Munson, #15 Played by Bill Dawes Yankee from 1969-1979; Position: Catcher Over the course of his 11-year career, Munson was on two World Champion teams, named to seven All-Star teams and awarded American League MVP and Rookie of the Year. Known as the heart and soul of the Yankees, he was the first player to be named Captain since Lou Gehrig. On a day off, Munson tragically died at the age of 32 when he crashed while piloting his private jet. Lou Gehrig, #4 Played by John Wernke Yankee from 1923-1939; Position: First Base Nicknamed “The Iron Horse” for his incredible strength, Gehrig played 2,130 consecutive games for the Yankees, a record that stood until 1995. His durability and hitting skills earned him the title of Captain of the Yankees, with whom he celebrated six World Series championships. Gehrig retired from baseball at age 36 when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (now commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in an iconic speech where he called himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Bronx Bombers View Commentscenter_img Billy Martin, #1 Played by Keith Nobbs Yankee from 1950-1957 (player), 1975-1978, 1983, 1985, 1988 (manager); Position: Second Base Though he enjoyed an 11-year career as a player, Martin is best known as a manager, a title he held with the Yankees on five separate occasions. Exacerbated by his drinking, Martin often came to blows with players and team owner George Steinbrenner over his management of the team. Regardless of his hot temper, Martin had a total of five World Series rings to show for his career. Derek Jeter, #2 Played by Christopher Jackson Yankee from 1995-present; Position: Shortstop Known as “The Captain,” Jeter’s calm attitude and prodigious skills have kept him the leader and face of the Yankees since their new era was launched in 1996. In his time as a Yankee, Jeter has enjoyed five World Series championships and 13 All-Star appearances. Jeter is one of only 28 players in Major League Baseball history to achieve 3,000 hits, a milestone that he reached in 2011.  His penchant for dating celebrities (Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly) has made him a tabloid mainstay. Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra, #8 Played by Peter Scolari Active Years: 1946-1963; Position: Catcher Known as one of the greatest catchers of all time, this Hall of Famer’s legendary career includes 10 World Series championships (kind of like 10 Tony Awards), the most of any player in baseball history. Berra is known for his witty Yogi-isms—turns of phrase like “It ain’t over ’til it’s over” and “I really didn’t say everything I said.” He got his nickname from a childhood friend, who thought he looked like a snake charmer, or “yogi” in an old movie. Star Files See Bronx Bombers, opening February 6 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Related Shows Joe DiMaggio, #5 Played by Chris Henry Coffey Yankee from 1936-1951; Position: Center Fielder As a Yankee, DiMaggio hit consecutively in 56 games, a record that still stands in 2014. Also known as “The Yankee Clipper,” he was part of nine World Champion teams and won the AL MVP award three times. DiMaggio’s two brothers, Vince and Dom, were also Major League ballplayers.  DiMaggio was briefly married to Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe and is namechecked in 12 popular songs, including Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson.” Peter Scolarilast_img read more

Ag Hall of Fame

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first_imgThe Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame has two new members: former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and the late Thomas Richard Breedlove Sr., a pioneering northeast Georgia dairy farmer.Breedlove and Chambliss were inducted Sept. 25 as part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony. The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize individuals who made unusual and extraordinary contributions to the agriculture and agribusiness industries in Georgia. “The Agricultural Hall of Fame is a great way for the CAES Alumni Association to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to agriculture in Georgia,” said Elliott Marsh, president of the CAES Alumni Association. “Recipients have distinguished themselves in many ways while contributing to the growth of agriculture in Georgia.”Former inductees include agricultural history-makers such as Tommy Irvin, Georgia’s former commissioner of agriculture; D.W. Brooks, founder of Gold Kist, Inc. and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies; J.W. Fanning, former UGA vice president for public service; and J. Phil Campbell Sr., founding director of the Cooperative Extension Service in Georgia. This year’s winners—Chambliss and Breedlove—have their own long list of accolades. During 20 years in the U.S. Congress, Chambliss earned a reputation as an advocate for agriculture. He was working on behalf of farmers long before he went to Washington, D.C., in 1995. He started his career as an attorney in his hometown of Moultrie, Georgia, representing the interests of the farmers he grew up around. When he was elected to represent Georgia’s 8th Congressional District in the House of Representatives in 1994, he became an advocate for farmers and ranchers across America. Chambliss helped shaped the nation’s agriculture policy, assisting with authoring four farm bills during his tenure in the U.S. House, from 1995 to 2002, and in the Senate, 2003-2015, where he chaired the Senate Agriculture Committee from 2005-2007.While Chambliss worked to help farmers make the transition to the 21st century, Breedlove helped bring Georgia farmers through another time of uncertainty. The dairy and beef farmer in Walton and Morgan counties helped introduce Georgia farmers to what is today the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. He was the first and longest-serving executive director of its precursor, Georgia’s Agriculture Adjustment Administration, working for the organization from 1939 to 1955. In the early 1950s, Breedlove also represented nine Southeastern states as regional director of the field service branch of the Federal Production Marketing Association. He was a founding board member and first president of Walton EMC, the electric membership cooperative that helped bring electricity to thousands of farm families in northeast Georgia during the 1930s, and a founding vice president of United Georgia Farmers, which today is known as the Georgia Farm Bureau. In addition to recognizing Chambliss and Breedlove, the ceremony and banquet also honored several CAES alumni. This year, Georgia’s agricultural community nominated Bo Warren, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, and Jimmy Forrest, a nationally recognized peach grower and owner of Dixie Belle Peaches in South Carolina, for the CAES Alumni Awards of Excellence.Travis Moore, senior brewmaster at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Cartersville, Georgia; Carmen Byce, a combat veteran who worked to improve livestock husbandry in Afghanistan; and Megan Green, a large animal veterinarian who works for animal health company Merial, received young alumni awards. For more information about the CAES Alumni Association, visit caes.uga.edu/alumni/CAA/. For more information about the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame, visit caes.uga.edu/alumni/fame.last_img read more

Food Security in Focus

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first_imgSteensland earned her master’s degree in African history from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She was awarded the Lawrence Levine Prize for her thesis exploring socio-economic and environmental dimensions of rural poverty in early 20th-century South Africa. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. In addition to Steensland’s keynote address, UGA’s International Agriculture Day reception will include presentations by International Agriculture Certificate students about their international internship experiences as well as scholarship presentations, recognition of graduating International Agriculture Certificate students and the opportunity to vote for the winners of the Agriculture Abroad Photo Contest. The reception will feature music will by Dan Nettles and Lonely Orchestra and refreshments by Donderos’ Kitchen. For more information on International Agriculture Day and the CAES Office of Global Programs, visit www.global.uga.edu/InternationalAgricultureDay/index.html. Ann M. Steensland, deputy director for the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI), will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Sixth Annual International Agriculture Day reception. The event will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Georgia Museum of Art. Hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs, the talk and reception are free and open to the public. Steensland’s talk is titled, “Building Sustainable Breadbaskets: The Time is Now!” and draws on her efforts as the leader for GHI’s policy work on agricultural development and nutrition. In this role, she served as a representative at the negotiations for the Second International Conference on Nutrition, co-sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Steensland is also a co-author of the 2015 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, in which she wrote about agricultural productivity in Zambia. Global Harvest Initiative is a private-sector advocacy group that promotes policies geared toward sustainably improving food security and nearly doubling the output of food, feed, fuel and fiber by 2050. GHI member companies include DuPont Pioneer, Elanco Animal Health, John Deere, Monsanto Company, The Mosaic Company, Novozymes and Farmland Partners. GHI’s efforts emphasize agriculture’s role in conserving natural resources; adapting to and mitigating climate change; and improving people’s livelihoods, nutrition and living conditions. Prior to joining GHI, Steensland served for four years as chief of staff of the Alliance to End Hunger, a coalition of more than 90 organizations, companies, universities and nongovernmental organizations working to build the public and political will to end hunger. While at the Alliance to End Hunger, she helped establish the National Alliance Partnership Program, a capacity-building initiative to end hunger and malnutrition by strengthening civil society around the world. Throughout her career, Steensland has also worked with a variety of U.S. and global nonprofit organizations focusing on issues including hunger and malnutrition, affordable housing and the performing arts. last_img read more

Maduro Targets Journalists and Doctors, New Report Says

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first_imgBy Noelani Kirschner/ShareAmerica November 06, 2020 The illegitimate Maduro regime has used the COVID-19 pandemic to crack down on anyone who doesn’t comply with Maduro, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report says.Since mid-March, “Venezuelan authorities have arbitrarily detained and prosecuted dozens of journalists, health care workers, human rights lawyers, and political opponents who criticize the government of Nicolás Maduro,” according to HRW.The organization asserts that the illegitimate Maduro regime created a state of emergency to arbitrarily arrest, detain, and torture whomever it wanted.When compiling the report, HRW identified cases involving 162 people who were harassed, detained, or prosecuted by the regime between March and June. The report gives details on several key accounts, highlighting the purely punitive actions of the Maduro regime.At the end of March — right after the start of Maduro’s enforced state of emergency — soldiers with Maduro’s Bolivarian National Guard (GNB, in Spanish) beat and detained Henderson Maldonado, a human rights lawyer, for helping cancer and renal patients get gasoline for their cars. Without the fuel, the patients could not drive to get the life-saving treatments they needed.At GNB headquarters, Maldonado was left handcuffed to a pillar for 5 hours without access to a bathroom, food, or water. He was hit on the head and hand with a frozen water bottle by an agent who told him he did not deserve to live.In early April, Andrea Sayago, a bioanalyst, helped diagnose the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Venezuela. She sent a message over WhatsApp to colleagues, alerting them of the patient’s test results and encouraging them to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.Sayago’s messages were posted on social media. She was forced to resign by the hospital board, which said her messages constituted terrorism. A few days later, the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN, in Spanish) arrested Sayago after the wife of a pro-Maduro politician called for her to be punished. SEBIN detained Sayago in their headquarters for two days.“The state of emergency has emboldened security forces and armed pro-government groups that already have a record of torture and extrajudicial killings to crack down even more harshly on Venezuelans,” said José Miguel Vivanco, director of HRW’s Americas division. “In Venezuela today, you can’t even share a private message criticizing the Maduro government via WhatsApp without fear of being prosecuted.”last_img read more

PLN wants environment ministry to undo power plant emissions cap

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first_imgResponding to PLN’s request, the ministry’s air pollution control director, Dasrul Chaniago, told The Jakarta Post in a text message on Wednesday: “When we made that regulation, PLN representatives were intensively involved.”PLN’s request reflects conflict between various ministries’ policies that aim to suppress electricity prices, curb subsidy spending and slash air pollution, the leading cause of respiratory health problems.PLN’s request also challenges government claims that thermal power plants, particularly coal-fired power plants, were the cheapest means of electrifying the country, said Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL) researcher Fajri Fadhillah on Thursday.“The costs do not take into account the social costs that burden the public, such as deteriorating public health,” he told the Post via text message.Coal plants contribute 50 percent of the total 69,600 MW of installed power-generation capacity in Indonesia, a country with the world’s sixth-largest coal reserves, according to Energy Ministry data and BP’s statistical review.PLN and the environment ministry signed a deal in November 2019 to adjust implementing the new cap to each plant’s financial readiness. PLN will create such an adjusted 10-year roadmap that is slated to come out later this year.PLN’s Zulkifli noted that the company had other strategies to reduce thermal plant emissions. These included using lower-sulfur coal in its plants and using natural gas in diesel power plants.The Indonesian Private Electricity Producers Association (APLSI) declined to comment for this story.Topics : State-owned electricity company PLN has called on the Environment and Forestry Ministry to revise emission caps for fossil fuel-fired power plants, arguing they would increase the costs of power suppliers.The cap would result in an increase of Rp 140 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and raise subsidy spending by Rp 10.7 trillion (US$729.58 million) each year to pay for emission control equipment, PLN president director Zulkifli Zaini said on Aug. 25.The environment ministry’s latest regulation tightens emission limits for four key pollutants, including for particulate matter (PM) – the most dangerous pollutant to human health – by 33 percent to 100 milligrams per cubic meter. He did not ask the ministry to revoke the cap but to make it applicable only for new power plants, specifically those that had not signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with PLN. The cap is based on Ministerial Regulation No. 15/2019 replacing Regulation No. 21/2008.“They complied with the old regulation but not the new one, so we’re asking for a softer transition,” Zulkifli told House of Representatives (DPR) lawmakers in Jakarta.PLN’s presentation on Aug. 25 noted that 87 existing coal power plants, which had a total capacity of 20,752 megawatts, required emission control equipment to comply with the regulation. Indonesia’s total coal plant capacity is 34,743 MW as of last year.last_img read more

J T McGuire

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first_imgJ. T. McGuire, 85, of New Marion passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at his home. He was born at West Liberty in Morgan County, Kentucky on April 16, 1931 the son of Willie and Gertrude McDowell McGuire. He was married to Barbara Gross on May 3, 1950 and she preceded him in death on March 8, 2012. Survivors include four daughters Linda (John) Walston of Holton, Alice McGuire and Marilyn McGuire both of New Marion, and Kim (Jim) White of Versailles; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; one brother Bill (Mary) McGuire of Versailles. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brother Everett, and his sisters Alene, Pauline, and Norene. Mr. McGuire was a retired construction worker and had worked for Bultman Blacktopping in Osgood for several years. At heart farming was always J. T.’s favorite occupation. He was a member of the Indiana Outriders Association and loved to participate in the annual Labor Day covered wagon rides with his family and friends. He also enjoyed croquet and his family described him as a “play for blood” Rook player. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Vernon Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the Rodney Cemetery near Westport. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Man Utd ask overseas players to return

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first_imgManchester United have asked their overseas players to return to England within the next seven days. Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in action for Man Utd A number of players decided to head abroad after the club’s training facility was shut in March. Goal says United won’t decide on a return date for training until the government advises them that it is safe to do so.Advertisement Loading… Bruno Fernandes, Victor Lindelof, Fred and Sergio Romero are some of the players based overseas. read also:Ighalo reveals criticism from Solskjaer despite scoring for Man Utd The Premier League are hoping to restart games by June. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actorslast_img read more

Liverpool to sign Milner

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first_imgLiverpool have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner, subject to a medical. Raheem Sterling’s refusal to sign a £100,000-a-week contract back in January has led to an increasingly acrimonious stand-off between the two parties which resulted in the club cancelling scheduled talks with the player and his agent Aidy Ward last month. Newly-appointed Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez, who took Sterling to Anfield when he was Liverpool boss, said on Wednesday of the player: “We admire Raheem, that’s no secret – but he is not one of our players so I can’t really comment on him.” A report today suggested Manchester United were ready to make a speculative £25million bid but a couple of weeks ago Press Association Sport was told the Red Devils were not interested in the 20-year-old and it is unlikely that position has altered. Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is stalling on signing a new deal after appearing to have been offended by the performance-related terms. Speaking to Slovakian outlet Aktualne the 30-year-old reportedly said: “It’s unacceptable for me. I think that such contracts are offered to players who are much older than me or players who have had some health problems. “The contract, which was presented to me, makes me uneasy, so I did not sign it. “There has been some speculation about the interest of other clubs in me, but they are currently being addressed.” “Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce they have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City’s James Milner, subject to a medical,” the club said a statement. “The Reds have agreed personal terms with the England international, who will join the club on a free transfer on July 1 after his contract at the Etihad Stadium has expired.” Milner is reported to have turned down better terms offered by City in order to move to Anfield, where he believes he can play more regularly after making just 18 league starts last season. The former Aston Villa and Newcastle midfielder is understood to want more opportunities in his favoured central position, rather than being utilised out wide or even, on the rare occasion, up front by Manuel Pellegrini. Gerrard’s departure would appear to offer such an opening in Brendan Rodgers’ side. Another out-of-contract signing in the form of Burnley striker Danny Ings is expected to be next through the door, although he will not be a free transfer as the Clarets are entitled to compensation as he is only 22. If Liverpool cannot agree an adequate deal with the recently-relegated Barclays Premier League club then his value will be determined by a tribunal. However, the club’s negotiations with some of their current players are not going so well. Press Association Personal terms have been negotiated and the 29-year-old will join on a free transfer on July 1 after his contract expires at the Etihad Stadium. The England international, who has won 53 caps, will add some much-needed experience to a midfield which, for the first time in 17 years will be without captain Steven Gerrard as he begins a new career in Major League Soccer with Los Angeles Galaxy. last_img read more

Hart has 34 saves in Flyers’ 4-1 win over Bruins

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first_img“Once you get out there and start playing, the game really slows down,” said Hart, who picked up from where he left off after closing the season going 9-2 and allowing just 21 goals. “He doesn’t look 21 to me,” Thompson said of Hart. “He’s pretty poised and off the ice he carries himself well beyond his years. A true pro. He’s our backbone back there.”The Bruins, by comparison, looked old and sluggish in their playoff debut, and nothing like the team which led the NHL with 44 wins, 100 points, and allowed a league-low 167 goals.“I’m thinking we need to make a better freaking play with the puck,” coach Bruce Cassidy said, bluntly, complaining about the number of turnovers and a costly line change. “We need to make better plays with the puck, be stronger on it, take care of it, more urgency. You can use any adjective you want. That to me was the difference in the game.”If there were a bright side, the Bruins — like the Flyers — are among the top four Eastern Conference teams competing in a round-robin seeding tournament and already assured of advancing to the first round. Hart surpassed Pete Peeters, who was nearly 23 in winning Game 1 of Philadelphia’s preliminary series over Edmonton in 1980.Raffl opened the scoring 5:33 into the second period when he was set up alone driving to the net by Travis Sandheim, who kept the puck in at the blueline. Thompson scored 3:58 later with a snap shot from the left circle on a play that began with teammate Ivan Provorov pouncing on a Bruins’ turnover in the neutral zone.And even when the Bruins scored on Wagner’s wrap-around goal with 1:09 left in the second period, they allowed the Flyers to regain the two-goal edge on Myers’ goal 8 seconds later.Boston’s Anders Bjork appeared to misplay the puck in the neutral zone, allowing Myers to drive up the left wing and snap a 40-footer inside the far post.Laughton then sealed the win 4:07 into the third period, when he drove in alone after teammate Kevin Hayes forced Brandon Carlo to turn over the puck at the right point of the Flyers’ zone. That doesn’t mean the Bruins are taking this performance for granted, especially a team that has a Stay Hungry” tagline, in reference to losing the Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to St. Louis last year.“Right now, we have to change some things,” defenseman Torey Krug said. “We’ve got to start building our game the right way. If we don’t, we’re going to be showing up to Game 1 of our first series not feeling comfortable.”Chris Wagner scored for the Bruins, who came out flat and were without starting goalie Tuukka Rask, who was deemed unfit to play.Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots starting in place of the Vezina Trophy finalist, who broke a finger on his left hand before the start of training camp. Rask was healthy enough to start in Boston’s 4-1 exhibition game loss to Columbus on Wednesday. He allowed three goals on 23 shots over 30 minutes, before giving way to Halak. Cassidy said Rask was feeling better, and hoped he could return for Boston’s game against Tampa Bay on Wednesday. NOTES: The Bruins have four players with 100-plus career playoff appearances: Zdeno Chara (182), Patrice Bergeron (137), David Krejci (132) and Brad Marchand (108). … The Flyers have one player with 100 or more career playoff appearances, D Matt Niskanen (125), none with Philadelphia, and 70 during his tenure with the Washington Capitals. … Bruins players stood arm in arm at their blue line for the anthems, while coach Bruce Cassidy linked arms with his staff on the bench.UP NEXTFlyers: Face third-seeded Washington Capitals on Thursday.Bruins: Face second-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers sure didn’t look stale following a 4 1/2-month pause to the NHL season.Hart stopped 34 shots, and the Flyers got a balanced and opportunistic attack in opening the expanded playoffs seeding round with a 4-1 win over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins on Sunday.Michael Raffl had a goal and assist, while Nate Thompson, Philippe Myers and Scott Laughton also scored for the Flyers. Hart, 11 days shy of his 22nd birthday, became the youngest goalie in Flyers history to win a playoff game. August 2, 2020 For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Hart has 34 saves in Flyers’ 4-1 win over Bruinslast_img read more

Freshman makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

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first_imgSanil Chawla, a freshman in the Iovine and Young Academy, created a nonprofit to help young entrepreneurs find funding. (Sinead Chang | Daily Trojan)After creating a nonprofit organization that helps students form their own start-up funded by companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook, freshman Sanil Chawla became the youngest person to be featured in the education category of this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.“I always looked at the 30 Under 30 list and a lot of the people on the list have been inspirations for me,” the Iovine and Young Academy student said.Chawla created Hack+ to remove legal and financial barriers in creating companies for those under the age of 18. During his sophomore year of high school, Chawla attempted to start a company that designed websites. He soon realized he needed a guardian’s signature in all paperwork involved, as well as being unable to create a separate bank account as a minor. To initiate a start-up in California, creators must dish out at least $1,000 in legal fees, according to Chawla. The high cost of incorporation results from required fees and industry-specific licenses, including naming, filing, handling and business licenses.“There were so many issues that I began thinking about whether there’s a possibility to create a better way for all of this to happen for minors,” Chawla said.Hack+ now works with more than 600 students who run over 50 organizations or events, according to Chawla. The company allows student-run nonprofit organizations to be created under Hack+  and the service acts as an umbrella nonprofit that is responsible for paperwork and startup fees minors cannot complete independently. Hack+ also provides students assistance, such as accounting, cloud storage and budgeting.Chawla was inspired to create Hack+ by his father Vipin Chawla, a start-up investor.While in elementary school, Sanil imitated his father’s work by creating unofficial startups with his friends, including one that made individualized greeting cards. During these early years, Vipin Chawla said his son demonstrated “entrepreneurial tendencies.”“It might look like a smooth journey to an outsider that someone so young as him achieved Forbes 30 Under 30, but he’s faced his fair share of setback,” said Carolyn Ge, Chawla’s close friend and a freshman at Harvard University.Chawla said he emphasized his role as a student when persuading sponsors to understand the purpose of Hack+. “Saying I’m also a student who’s running this, they know that I know exactly what a student is going through and I have that level of relatability,” Chawla said. “You can turn your age into a powerful thing.”Despite his youth, Chawla said he was not afraid of engaging with larger corporations to gain sponsorships for Hack+.“It’s a huge step to get them to take you seriously when you’re young,” Chawla said. “Knowing everything about what you’re doing, every number, literally every little detail is really important because it shows you know what you’re doing.”last_img read more