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first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailfstop123/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The MLB awarded its top defensive players of the year Tuesday night.Unlike past seasons in which managers and coaches vote on the players, this year’s recipients of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award were determined solely on statistics due to the league’s regional schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic.Below are the 18 Gold Glove Award winners:AMERICAN LEAGUEFirst Base: Evan White (SEA)Second Base: Cesar Hernandez (CLE)Shortstop: J.P. Crawford (SEA)Third Base: Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TEX)Left Field: Alex Gordon (KC)Center Field: Luis Robert (CWS)Right Field: Joey Gallo (TEX)Catcher: Roberto Pérez (CLE)Pitcher: Griffin Canning (LAA)NATIONAL LEAGUEFirst Base: Anthony Rizzo (CHC)Second Base: Kolten Wong (STL)Shortstop: Javier Báez (CHC)Third Base: Nolan Arenado (COL)Left Field: Tyler O’Neill (STL)Center Field: Trent Grisham (SD)Right Field: Mookie Betts (LAD)Catcher: Tucker Barnhart (CIN)Pitcher: Max Fried (ATL)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 4, 2020 /Sports News – National MLB announces Gold Glove winnerscenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

first_img View Comments The national tour of Wicked will have two new leading ladies running the Emerald City as Emily Koch and Amanda Jane Cooper take over the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, repectively. The actresses will join the cast on December 9 while the tour is in St. Louis. Newcomers Megan Masako Haley and Sam Seferian also join the cast as Nessarose and Boq, respectively.Koch comes directly from the Broadway company of Wicked, where she was the Elphaba standby and Cooper is returning to Wicked after having played Glinda in the First National Tour. The company also features Wendy Worthington (Madame Morrible), Stuart Zagnit (The Wizard), Jake Boyd (Fiyero), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Elphaba standby).The ensemble includes Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, Beka Burnham, Bridie Carroll, Jordan Casanova, Kennedy Caughell, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Kelli Erdmann, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Dominic Giudici, Dan Gleason, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Ryan Jackson, Kelly Lafarga, Lauren Sambataro, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Mark Shunkey, Ben Susak, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson and Justin Wirick.A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous characters: the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Stephen Schwartz (and book by Winnie Holzman) features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”last_img read more

first_imgSunderland keeper Vito Mannone has urged his team-mates to buy into new manager Gus Poyet’s philosophy to drag the club out of trouble. Sunderland, of course, have won only one of their 10 league games to date, and while victory against arch-rivals Newcastle may have given their campaign fresh impetus, that was dented when they went to Hull last weekend and lost by the only goal as Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena were sent off. They remain in 19th place in the table and five points adrift of safety, and even the most optimistic member of the red and white faithful would not be banking on that situation changing markedly this weekend. Poyet will be forced to make changes to the side which started at the KC Stadium with Cattermole and Dossena suspended, although Keiren Westwood is fit again after a head injury, leaving his manager with a tough decision with Mannone having performed well as his deputy against the Saints. Poyet said: “He did well. I have got a big decision to make, which is good for me. “I don’t know how good it is for those two, but that’s what I want, a proper, strong, fair, competitive situation between every single player in the squad, and the goalkeepers are the same. “It’s a big decision.” Should Mannone retain his place, he could find himself at the opposite end of the pitch to Romanian Costel Pantilimon, the beneficiary of City and England keeper Joe Hart’s recent travails, after he got the nod for last Saturday’s 7-0 thumping of Norwich. The 25-year-old Italian said: “It’s strange how at times, it all happens in one weekend and a few keepers get an opportunity, but I am really happy I got mine. “But we need to stay together as a team because it’s a big game on Sunday. It’s another great game.” Since he replaced Paolo Di Canio at the helm, the Uruguayan has attempted to instil a belief in his players on the ball to prevent opposing teams from dominating possession. The plan worked to its best effect yet in Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup fourth-round victory over Southampton, and while the Barclays Premier League remains the over-riding priority, the trend is at least positive. Mannone said: “Every one of us has to have character to take charge of the situation and of the ball and try to play this football. “The manager, since he came in, has had a mentality he has tried to install in our heads to play football and keep the ball a little bit more and calm down games, because the more we have the ball, the less we have to defend against the opposition and the less we concede as well.” Whether or not the Black Cats can reproduce the same kind of form this weekend remains to be seen as they face the daunting challenge of attempting to stifle free-scoring Manchester City at the Stadium of Light. Poyet said: “We have been trying to adapt to what I think is better to win football matches. “Especially against the top teams when you play, you need to impose your game as well because if you just play one way, they will beat you. “They are better than you, they have got more quality, they have got better players, so you need to have a style, whatever it is. “Mine and the one I believe in is caring about the ball a lot, never giving it away cheaply, just giving it back to them because you know you will never get it back. “We showed some action on Wednesday, the way that we want to play, and slowly I am sure we are going to get better.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img“Ten years ago, I started the first mobile journalism laboratory, and at the time I called it the MOJO lab,” Richardson said. “In this MOJO lab, my [students] went around with nothing but tablets and cell phones asking people questions, big and small.” “We train them in leadership skills and communication skills and empower them to go back out into their communities and spread the word about sexual health with their friends,” Rice said.  Antonio Bento, a professor of public policy and economics, and Mahta Moghaddam, a professor of electrical engineering, opened the symposium by presenting their research project, the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions. The center, which opens next semester, aims to encourage conversation about climate change that will inspire the University and government bodies to create change.  Realizing that youth would rather learn from their peers than adults, they implemented a system where the young people they train dispersed the information they learned to the rest of the community. Analyzing statistics from the project, it appears that this method has helped to ameliorate the issue of HIV among homeless youth at large. Jennifer McQuiston Lott, an assistant professor of practice at the Kaufman School of Dance, and Andrew Norman, an associate professor of composition at the Thornton School of Music created a short film that combined contemporary choreography and chamber music composition.  “I believe the future of the green economy starts here in Los Angeles,” said Bento, who is also the director the Center for Sustainability Solutions. He pointed specifically to the Los Angeles Green New Deal, county sustainability plans and the 2028 Olympics as platforms for community aspirations. President Carol Folt opened the symposium with a presentation on the importance of interdisciplinary research.(Krystal Gallegos | Daily Trojan) Alumni, faculty and students gathered at Bovard Auditorium Thursday for the University Park Faculty Symposium celebrating research projects from 11 professors that focused on topics like sustainability, social change and mobility.  Folt offered a few closing statements and more praise after the presentations had concluded. She expressed admiration and gratitude for the work being done by her colleagues. “There’s courage, humor, grace, the future hard-cutting look at virtually everything we would want a university to be looking at, and that was just in 11 talks,” Folt said.center_img The film, titled “Caught in the Chamber,” looks at how music and dance can complement and enhance one another. Bento said the city can design policy so that stakeholders will pay fees for causing environmental damage. The center’s project will also discuss technology that could solve climate change issues like air pollution and will highlight specific devices USC can use to address environmental issues on campus. She discussed the accessibility that smartphones provide, allowing anyone to document and broadcast important events. Richardson specifically highlighted Black history and the empowerment mobile journalism has given rise to.  Allissa Richardson, an assistant professor of communication and journalism, gave the final presentation, titled “Bearing Witness While Black,” which focused on the impact of new technology like smartphones on journalism. Richardson discussed case studies of historical events that highlighted police brutality and the effect of mobile journalism. Also addressing issues relevant to downtown L.A., Eric Rice, associate professor at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and co-founder of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, focused his research on using artificial intelligence to help tackle HIV among homeless youth. Rice used AI to navigate social networks within the homeless community in Los Angeles and target certain members for a safe-sex training program. “In the end, we learned quite a lot from each other … and from our incredible performers and as with all great collaborations, the questions just get more questions and more opportunities for potential exploration” Lott said.  Folt opened the presentation with praise for the Health Sciences Campus Symposium, which took place one day prior and for the interdisciplinary nature of the research being done on campus.  Lott and Norman announced they are in the process of creating the second installment of the project, “Activated Chambers,” which will premiere in December.last_img read more

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