Oxford gifts nineteenth-century violin to Syrian refugee

first_imgOxford University’s music faculty has taken a German-made violin out of the historic Bate Collection to lend to 14-year-old aspiring musician Aboud Kaplo, who is currently living as a refugee in Lebanon.Andrew Lamb, curator of the 2000-strong instrument collection, was prompted to make the loan after being approached by film-maker and former student of the faculty, Susie Attwood, who had met Aboud and his family while filming a documentary in Lebanon.When asked why he had taken the decision to lend a Bate Collection instrument to someone beyond University staff and students, which is its principal function, Lamb told Cherwell: “Most museums are very inward-looking. The professionals who work within a museum service generally are concerned only with their own narrow specification.“Very often I think we lose sight of the fact that we are a global, international resource.“If we can’t reach out…like this, we don’t really deserve to have our collections of glorious heritage at all.”On the choice of violin itself, Lamb explained: “It’s not a grand collecting violin, but it’s a pretty good entry level instrument if you’re a young person who wants to learn to play.“It used to belong to the previous curator before she died. She was one of these outward looking people. If she had known of this circumstance, she would have approved.”Lamb intends to lend Aboud the violin for ten years, by which time he hopes that he will be ready to transition onto an improved instrument.“When that time comes we will take it upon ourselves to try and find a better instrument for him,” Lamb said.When Susie Attwood met him, Aboud was trying to teach himself using Youtube tutorials and a toy violin. He told BBC News: “Playing the violin helps me express my feelings. I want to go on to study music and play on a big stage and travel the world.”last_img read more

MLB Announces 2021 Regular Season Schedule-Reds Opening Day Will Be April 1st

first_imgOpening Day will feature 10 divisional match-ups among the 15 games in addition to three Interleague contests, featuring the Tampa Bay Rays at the Miami Marlins, the Minnesota Twins visiting the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants at the Seattle Mariners.  Six games are scheduled for Friday, April 2nd, a full slate of 15 games will be played on Saturday, April 3rd, and Sunday, April 4th will include 13 contests. Interleague Play throughout the season will feature the AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.  The New York Mets will host the New York Yankees at Citi Field from September 10th-12th, marking the first time the New York franchises will play each other on September 11th as MLB observes its 20th anniversary.  The two teams will also square off earlier in the season at Yankee Stadium during the Fourth of July weekend. ·         The Atlanta Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals for four games across Father’s Day weekend from June 17th-20th, a rematch of their five-game National League Division Series in 2019. Please see the accompanying files or visit MLB.com for the complete 2021 American League and National League regular season schedules. ·         The 91st All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 13th at Truist Park in Atlanta, the ballpark’s first Midsummer Classic and the first to be played in Atlanta since 2000 at Turner Field.center_img In addition, other highlights of the 2021 schedule include:·         The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin their home schedule with a three-game series against the Washington Nationals from April 9th-11th, a rematch of their five-game National League Division Series in 2019. Major League Baseball today announced its master 2021 Major League regular season schedule, which will begin with all 30 Major League Clubs playing on Thursday, April 1st.  The 2021 season will mark the fourth consecutive season in which all 30 Clubs are scheduled to play on traditional Opening Day (including 2020’s original regular season schedule), and Opening Day of the 2021 campaign could also become the first season since 1968 in which every team across the Majors plays their first game of the season on the same day.The Reds Opening Day for 2021 will be against their NL Central Rivals, The St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, April 1st at Great American Ballpark.Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info ·         The final day of the 2021 regular season on Sunday, October 3rd, featuring 12 divisional games. last_img read more

592 Beer Inter-Village Football Festival| Paradise, Friendship through to semi-finals

first_imgPARADISE and Friendship secured semi-final berths in the 592 Beer Inter-Village Football Festival on Christmas Day, defeating Buxton and Mahaica respectively via penalty kicks at the Buxton Community Centre ground.Paradise will now match skills with Friendship in the semi-final round on December 29 at the same venue. The second semi-final will pit Golden Grove against Beterverwagting (BV).Paradise defeated Buxton 4-3 on penalty kicks, after normal time ended 2-2. Buxton commenced the shoot-out and stumbled, failing from the mark as the goalkeeper completed a save.Paradise seized the opportunity to take the lead as they scored. Both teams then scored in the second round, as Paradise maintained their one-goal lead at 2-1. The third round mirrored the second, with both teams netting from the distance to take the score to 3-2.The fourth section continued the trend of the previous two rounds, as both teams scored to push the score to 4-3. However, Buxton sealed their own exit, as they blasted over the crossbar in the fifth round.Prior to their exit, Buxton opened the scoring in the sixth minute as Derrick Weekes lashed his effort into the lower right side. The lead quickly ballooned to 2-0, with Esan Hamer rifling his attempt into the right corner from the left side.This lead was maintained heading into the halftime interval. However, Paradise pulled one back in the 70th minute through Teshawn Gordon, who blasted into the roof of the net. The score was then levelled in the 88th minute when Quincy Adams slotted home inside the left of the box.Meanwhile, Friendship bested Mahaica 5-4 on sudden-death penalty kicks, after regulation time ended 3-3.For Friendship, Dillon Wright copped a double in the 10th and 27th minutes while Clive Andries added a goal in the 62nd minute.For Mahaica, Travis Adams fashioned a brace in the 15th and 41st minutes, while Shamar McPherson made an 80th minute strike.The eventual champions of the event will pocket $500 000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $200 000, $150 000 and $100 000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.Similarly, individual prizes will also be awarded for Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament, MVP of the final, Best Goalkeeper of the tournament and the Best Goalkeeper of the final. Some of the major sponsors of the tournament include Bakewell Guyana Incorporated, ExxonMobil, the NSC, Flavours Boss and the Colin Talbot Construction Services.last_img read more

John Tavares booed mercilessly by Islanders fans in return to Nassau Coliseum

first_img Mirco Mueller injury update: Devils defenseman stretchered off ice after scary fall It started before the game when the Leafs were out on the rink for warmups.The boo birds are out early for John Tavares in warm-ups pic.twitter.com/lCY6Yhh6Fk— SNY (@SNYtv) February 28, 2019It continued as a fan threw a Tavares jersey onto the ice during the pregame skate. Related News Islanders fans weren’t happy with center John Tavares in July when he left the team to join the Maple Leafs and it looks like nothing has changed.Tavares was booed mercilessly on Thursday in his return to Nassau Memorial Coliseum. He said he knew he was going to be in a hostile environment, but expressed excitement for Thursday’s matchup between two potential playoff teams.”It’s hard to believe we’re back here for an NHL hockey game, a game that has a lot of meaning,” he said, via TSN. “Certainly, the set-up is a little different, but it’s a special building. I love this place.” A fan threw a sweater at John Tavares when he exited the ice after warmups.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 28, 2019And the jeers kept going when he was announced during pregame introductions. Some fans went as far as to chant “We don’t need you” from the stands.”We don’t need you” is the chant near the Toronto tunnel as Leafs prepare to come out for warm-up— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 28, 2019Fans booed even louder during a video tribute the Islanders played during the first period.Well, they showed a tribute video for John Tavares. Here’s how the crowd reacted. #Isles pic.twitter.com/lQf3lZ7aDX— Newsday Sports (@NewsdaySports) March 1, 2019Tavares left the Islanders to sign a seven-year, $77 million contract with the Maple Leafs this offseason.last_img read more