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Prince To Receive Honorary Degree From University of Minnesota

first_imgBeloved pop icon Prince passed away earlier this year, leaving behind a wake of loyal supporters and admirers everywhere. The Purple One was adored around the world, but perhaps nowhere as much as his home state of Minnesota. While other artists might have abandoned the locale for big city life, Prince instead set up shop at his Paisley Park manor and poured funds into the local community.Though Prince passed away on April 21st, the University of Minnesota had been planning to award Prince with an honorary doctorate for not only his artistic contributions, but for his philanthropic and social ones as well. The nomination comes posthumously, and a ceremony will be detailed for later this year.“As Minnesotans and people around the world continue to celebrate Prince’s life and contributions to society, the University is privileged to award the honorary degree posthumously,” said President Eric Kaler on the U of M website. “Prince was transformational in American music and culture, and we are extremely proud of his many accomplishments, as well as his efforts to give back to his home state, a legacy we hope to continue.”“He changed the world’s view of what it meant to be Minnesotan,” said Michael Kim, Director of the University of Minnesota’s School of Music. “He demonstrated that far from provincial and unassuming, Minnesota’s creative talents were cutting-edge and brilliant. I can think of no better way to express the University’s esteem for one of Minnesota’s own sons, and one of the most talented and influential performing artists of all time.”There’s nothing but love for Prince. RIP.[Photo via Chad Anderson Photography]last_img read more

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Angels lose amid tributes to Mike Scioscia on the eve of the season’s final game

first_img“It’s been great,” said Kole Calhoun, who made his major league debut in 2012. “Coming up here and playing for one manager for seven years, it’s been a long time. You definitely build a relationship over that span. It’s been fun. We’ve had some good times and some bad times and he’s stayed pretty even-keeled. Definitely a lot of respect.”Tyler Skaggs, who started Saturday’s game, has played for Scioscia since 2014.“He’s definitely been an influential person in my career,” Skaggs said earlier this week. “We’ve had our ups and downs and butted heads. But he’s definitely been my biggest advocate at times.”Skaggs admitted to “mixed emotions” regarding Scioscia, but he felt overall positive about his time with him. “I think he’s been a big supporter and at times he’s been tough,” Skaggs said. “He’s tough on young guys. But I have a lot of respect for him.”Scioscia’s highlight reel was packed from 2000 to 2009, when the Angels went to the postseason six times, but it’s been more sparse lately. Scioscia’s Angels never had two losing seasons in a row before 2016-17, but on Saturday night they locked up their third straight losing season by losing their 82nd game.Skaggs, pitching his third game since missing a month recovering from a groin injury, gave up a two-run homer to Khris Davis in the first inning and got knocked out in the fourth.Skaggs allowed three runs in 3-1/3 innings, finishing his season with 4.02 ERA. Skaggs’ ERA had been under 4.00 the entire season until the end. It had been as low as 2.62 in late July, but then he twice tried to pitch through the groin injury and gave up 17 runs.“I thought the first half was fantastic,” Skaggs said after the game. “It was a career best for me. The second half … it’s tough to pitch in the big leagues when you’re healthy and it’s even tougher when you’re fighting through something. This last month has not been fun for me personally. It’s going to leave a nice sour taste in my mouth to work hard and come back next year stronger.”Although pitching through the injury proved to be a mistake, Skaggs nonetheless provided some hope for the future by pitching very well when he was healthy. He also avoided any arm trouble for the second straight year.“I think if he can apply the lessons that he’s learned and some of the trials and tribulations and some of the successes, he can get better,” Scioscia said. “Right now the Achilles Heel of Tyler is getting healthy and staying healthy… In the meantime, he pitched some great baseball for us.”The Angels cut the lead to 3-1 on Kaleb Cowart’s RBI single in the fifth, but then Jed Lowrie answered with a solo homer against Jim Johnson in the sixth.In the seventh, the Angels scored a run and loaded the bases for Mike Trout, but Trout hit a flyout to deep right field to end the inning. Trout, who is making his final case for the MVP award, went hitless in four at-bats. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone PreviousLos Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, watches from the dugout next to Shohei Ohtani, center, and Mike Trout, right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, left, Matt Joyce, center, and Ramon Laureano celebrate after the team’s 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOakland Athletics third baseman Chad Pinder makes an off-balance throw to first on a grounder by Los Angeles Angels’ Taylor Ward during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Ward had a single. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia watches from the dugout in front to designated hitter Shohei Ohtani during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno, right, collides with Taylor Ward (3) as Briceno catches a fly ball hit by Oakland Athletics’ Matt Olson during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie (8) celebrates his solo home run with teammate Khris Davis (2) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Taylor Ward, left, is tagged out at third base by Oakland Athletics third baseman Chad Pinder as Ward tried to advance on a single by Kaleb Cowart during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani lines out against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani lines out against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia waits on the mound during a pitching change in the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Oakland Athletics reliever Trevor Cahill throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani pauses during his at-bat in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Matt Chapman (26) during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis follows through on his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to an Oakland Athletics batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, watches from the dugout next to Shohei Ohtani, center, and Mike Trout, right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, watches from the dugout next to Shohei Ohtani, center, and Mike Trout, right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandANAHEIM — The fans who streamed into Angel Stadium and collected their Mike Scioscia bobbleheads on Saturday were treated to even more nostalgia throughout the game.Before the Angels’ 5-2 loss to the Oakland A’s, the crowd of 43,762 watched a Scioscia highlight videos. More videos were sprinkled between innings.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Starting from his days in the periwinkle uniforms in 2000, through the 2002 World Series, all the division titles since, the tributes certainly provided further evidence of what could happen as soon as Sunday, the final day of the regular season.Scioscia’s 19-year run as Angels manager is expected to come to an end after he completes the final season of his 10-year contract. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Although Scioscia and others around the organization have been tight-lipped — some unwilling to confirm and others unsure just what will unfold —  there is an unmistakable feeling around the team that an era is ending.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Opposition condemns Patterson’s threats after boycott

first_img…says it’s a “Burnhamesque” way of silencing political opponentsAlliance For Change (AFC) General Secretary David Patterson’s threats to investigate and lay charges against former government officials is the latest to be denounced by the Parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).AFC General Secretary David PattersonFollowing Thursday’s boycott of President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly, Patterson took to his Facebook Page to express concerns over this move by the Opposition, which he deemed disrespectful.Patterson, who holds the post of Public Infrastructure Minister posted, “I have mixed feelings on the natural consequences of this boycott – on one hand I am sadden that the opposition will be boycotting one of the main advocates for greater inclusion of the opposition in the affairs of Government, the voices of the liberals will now be drowned out.”He then indicated that this boycott has added new vigour for Government to hunt and prosecute past government officials for corruption.“What happens next is entirety due to the opposition’s actions today – the kid gloves will be taken off, since an unwritten line will be crossed – the actions which the general public have been demanding (punishment for crimes of corruption) will go into a higher gear, building of cases against alleged corrupt officials will now be at the forefront – actions which I support – by this boycott, it will strengthen the efforts…” Patterson posted.But the PPP/C said this behaviour displayed by Minister Patterson is reminiscent of the “Burnhamesque” ways of silencing political opponents.“If there was any…Patterson, removed all doubts…with a threatening rant on Facebook, which shows his incapability of understanding the various forms of protest in a democracy, and most likely reflecting his Government’s similar inabilities and views,” outlined a statement from the Office of the Opposition Leader.The PPP/C then equated Patterson’s remarks to recent threats made by controversial US Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.“This can be likened to Donald Trump’s recent threat to jail his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, if he were to win the Presidency – a threat that all right minded lovers of democracy denounced in no easy terms,” the Party noted.Nonetheless, the Party posited that it will continue to stand with and represent the people of Guyana without fear or favour. “The PPP/C has withstood the worst of the Burnham years, where jailing and the killing political opponents were the norm. Like then, the PPP/C will not be silenced now.”Moreover, the Party called on the international community to take note of the threats made by the AFC General Secretary.last_img read more

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