Two Car Accident At BHS; No Injuries Reported

first_imgBATESVILLE – A two car crash on State Road 46 in front of Batesville High School slowed traffic Friday morning.Crash investigators say William Allen, 19, of Batesville was attempting to turn left out of the Batesville High School parking lot when he pulled in front of a westbound vehicle driven by Anna Batta, 30, of West Harrison.Both drivers were treated at the scene by medics and further treatment was not needed.Police remind drivers to use caution when driving through school zones, especially before and after school.last_img

Cricket News Lalchand Rajput joins race for post of Indian cricket team head coach

first_img New Delhi: The race for the post of Indian cricket team head coach is gaining plenty of momentum with reports emerging that Lalchand Rajput has thrown his name in the race. Rajput was the manager of the Indian cricket team when they won the 2007 World T20 under MS Dhoni. According to reports, Rajput sent his application to the BCCI before the stipulated deadline from Dubai airport, while he was on his way to Canada. The BCCI had invited applications for positions of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach and fielding coach and had set July 30 as the deadline. The process to appoint the new head coach, as well as applications for batting and bowling coach was started after the 2019 World Cup semi-final exit against New Zealand. Rajput is currently the coach of Zimbabwe team but has shown his interest in the India job after the ICC has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket for government interference. A source close to Rajput said if he is not considered for the head coach’s position, Rajput has requested the BCCI to consider him for the batting coach. The former Mumbai opener, who also played for India, has also coached Afghanistan and domestic side Assam apart from a team in the T20 Mumbai League for two years. Current coach Ravi Shastri has already got a 45-day extension along with other members of the support staff till India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies.The new members of the Cricket Advisory Committee, tasked with selecting the next head coach of the men’s Indian cricket team has been appointed. Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup-winning skipper, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad and the first captain of the Indian women’s team, Shantha Rangaswamy, are the members. The deadline for filing applications for the post of the head coach and support staff for the Indian cricket team is July 30.Also Read | India vs West Indies ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Nostalgia revisited after 36 yearsIncidentally, Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy were at the helm of the Cricket Advisory Committee when the BCCI invited fresh invitations for the post of India women’s cricket coach following the fall-out between Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar after the end of the World T20 in 2018 in West Indies.Also Read | Kapil Dev urged to boycott East Bengal Football Foundation day for THIS reasonThere were notable names who had applied, including Gary Kirsten, who helped India win the World Cup after 28 years in 2011. Along with Kirsten, the other names in the list were Atul Bedade, David Johnson, Rakesh Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar, Owais Shah, Herschelle Gibbs, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Dominic Thornely, Gargi Banerjee, Vidyuth Jaisimha, Ramesh Powar, Colin Siller and Dav Whatmore. Ravi Shastri has gotten a 45-day extension until the end of West Indies tour.India lost in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup to New Zealand.ICC has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket for government interference. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Thornton launches online concert series to unite students from afar

first_imgWhile these videos can’t compete with the live performances originally scheduled for the Spring semester, he believes they are still important.  While Kanengiser admits that classical guitar is easy to practice alone, he agrees that the community aspect of the series is vital. “I think that anything we can do to show the world that we’re still making music, we’re still practicing and we’re still finding joy in the comfort of music being shared [is important],” Kanengiser said. “Anything we can do to project that is a positive thing in these surreal times.” “This feels like a way to light up the spirits of both the students and the community through saying we can make music from anywhere, and we have,” Juaire said.  “I think it’s a wonderful way for us to stay connected,” Horney said. “It’s really comforting to be able to still have performances and still get together as musicians or people who love music.” William Kanengiser, an associate professor of practice for classical guitar who teaches Juaire,  is a fan of Juaire’s song choice and the overall series. On March 16, the school launched “Live! From Somewhere,” an online series of student and alumni performances, to share music amid social distancing. Currently available on Thornton’s YouTube channel are five videos showcasing the wide variety of artists within the school. Juaire, who works in a Thornton office, was approached by his boss with an offer to perform in a video series that was then a secret. He didn’t know what to perform, but since he enjoys performing and takes any opportunity as he can, he said yes.  With events canceled and venues closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, “Live! From Somewhere” is the Thornton School of Music’s approach to sharing student talent and maintaining a sense of community without being physically on campus together. Horney discussed the series with a composition instructor outside of USC, Saad Haddad, a Thornton alumnus. He told her that he was not surprised at the initiative to launch an online series, as that community spirit was present while he was a student years ago. With Trojans scattered across the globe, the series unites students regardless of their location or time zone. Amelia Horney, a freshman majoring in composition, said she believes the series is accomplishing its mission of bringing artists together during this isolated time.  “I love how they are lighthearted about it,” McCollum said about the approach to social distancing.  “The one I saw was a cello performance and instead of using his fingers [to hold down the strings] he was using a roll of toilet paper and I think that lighthearted fun, even though we are in the midst of a crisis, does help people remain more optimistic during a dark time.”center_img “Watching those performances really made me aware of the community I found at USC and how much I want to be a part of it and also reinforces an idea of family that comes from being at such a great school with talented individuals,” he said. Nolan Juaire, a sophomore majoring in classical guitar performance, is the first musician featured in the series. Charlie McCollum, a freshman majoring in cinematic arts, film and TV production, discovered the series through the Thornton Instagram page and finds the videos entertaining as well as inspirational. (Photo courtesy of USC Thornton) “The great thing about Thornton is it really embodies Trojan Family,” Horney said. “It’s always been a community and it wasn’t something that was forced. I think it’s really important that we all find ways to stay unified.” “I was so thrilled to see him take the initiative to do that, and it was a delight for me,” Kanengiser said. “I thought he did a beautiful job playing that piece, which incidentally is called ‘Felicidade,’ and it means happiness, which is something that we need to cultivate right now.”  “It’s a Brazilian jazz piece written by Antônio Carlos Jobim, and I chose it because of its nature — it’s a very upbeat kind of piece,” Juaire said. “Really [‘Felicidade’] means happiness. So I’ve been playing this piece for a couple of years now, and it’s been a staple whenever I’m feeling down. It’s a nice piece to lift me up.” In his video, Juaire played “A Felicidade” by Antônio Carlos Jobim. Being a solo guitarist, he is not reliant on other musical accompaniments and is able to practice and perform outside of a classroom setting.  You can watch Juaire’s performance and the rest of the series on the USC Thornton School of Music YouTube page. Thornton students, alumni and faculty are invited to submit their own performance videos through the school’s official website. For McCollum, “Live! From Everywhere” also reminded him of the sense of community present at USC and in Thorton. last_img read more