Surprise Mermaids Have Appeared in One L.A. Laundromat

first_imgArtSurprise Mermaids Have Appeared in One L.A. LaundromatArtist Olivia Erlanger’s sculptures fracture everyday realityBy Brittany Martin – September 12, 20185602ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItMost people walk into a laundromat thinking they’re going to do a routine chore. But what if laundry day became an opportunity to encounter something thought-provoking or surprising? Thanks to artist Olivia Erlanger’s installation at the Laundry Zone in Arlington Heights, customers are being confronted with life-size mermaid tails emerging from certain machines. “I hope that the mundanity of the everyday can be fractured for a moment,” Erlanger says of the project.Photograph by Ilia OvechkinThe show was organized by gallery and arts platform Mother Culture, which is based a few blocks from the laundromat. Erlanger had mentioned to Mother Culture founders Milo Conroy and Jared Madere that she was interested in working on a project around mermaid tails, building off a sculpture of large-scale forked snake tongues which she showed at Mathew gallery in New York in 2016.It was Conroy and Madere who suggested the installation might find a home in the laundromat rather than a traditional gallery space. They pitched her on the idea in spring of this year, after stopping in to do their own laundry.“My practice is extending into creating environments, so it felt like a natural experimentation to inhabit a public space,” Erlanger says.Customers have been coming into the laundromat, not knowing to expect the art pieces, and reacting with curiosity, surprise, and delight, the artist reports–but mermaids inspire her for reasons that go beyond the merely whimsical.“I’m interested in mermaids as a kind of pre-gender or genderless archetype, a representation of a chimeric existence that I feel we each take on as different environmental pressures effect a transformation of sorts,” she says. “When they are presented as female, mermaids bring up many questions of mobility, not only in a physical sense, but also ones around agency. Ariel, for example, gave up her voice to walk on land.”Ida by Olivia Erlanger is currently on display at Laundry Zone, 1600 6th Ave., Arlington Heights.RELATED: This Month’s Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. Stay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSArtLaundromatMermaidsSculpturePrevious articleThe Hollywood Target Is Finally Being Finished—and It’s Good News for PedestriansNext articleWhere to Get Your Fix of Hatch Chiles Right Now in L.A.Brittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR‘We Knew Nobody Would Expect This’: An L.A. Gallery Expands to the Desert‘I’ve Got Nothing More to Hide’: Polly Borland Puts Her Nude Selfies on DisplayHow Two of L.A.’s Beloved Indie Arts Spaces Are Surviving the Pandemiclast_img read more

Bankers want traders to pass exams first

first_imgTuesday 3 February 2015 9:04 pm Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS center_img Bankers want traders to pass exams first BANKS’ traders should have a basic level of qualifications before they are allowed to work, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) told chancellor George Osborne yesterday.The industry has been rocked by a series of trading scandals, with traders colluding to attempt to fiddle inter-bank interest rate benchmark Libor and foreign exchange benchmarks.“This is a once in a generation chance to clean up financial markets – we must seize it,” said BBA chief Anthony Browne.“We want London to once again set the gold standard for fair dealing and integrity in financial markets. We want to make sure that all traders are professionally qualified, that existing codes of conduct are reformed and given teeth and an extension of new rules to increase personal accountability and responsibility of senior managers.”Browne is not calling for a single qualification or certificate for banks’ traders, but does want regulators to give their approval to a set of exams or tests which would give staff a “licence to trade.”The request is the BBA’s response to the Fair and Effective Markets Review, which is being run by the Treasury and Bank of England Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

These are Britain’s most complained about energy suppliers – Scottish Power, Npower, E.On, British Gas and SSE ranked

first_img These are Britain’s most complained about energy suppliers – Scottish Power, Npower, E.On, British Gas and SSE ranked Lynsey Barber whatsapp Tags: British Gas E.On Npower Scottish Power whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Friday 15 May 2015 12:08 pm Complaints about the energy supplier Scottish Power rocketed an astonishing 588 per cent in 2014 with the company receiving the most complaints ever recorded by a single energy firm.Customers of Scottish Power have suffered issues with a new billing system that meant some didn’t receive their bill while others struggled to resolve problems. It spurred the energy watchdog Ofgem to ban it from selling for 12 days. The firm received 1,163 complaints per 100,000 customers in the last quarter of the year, according to Citizens Advice.The consumer group and charity found the number of complaints about SSE, British Gas, EDF and Npower had fallen – although Npower still received an above-average number of complaints throughout the year.Citizens Advice chief Gillian Guy said:Thousands of customers have been hit by delayed and incorrect bills which have resulted in extreme frustration and significant debts.It’s encouraging that Npower is now turning the corner, but Scottish Power still has a very long way to go. We have negotiated with Scottish Power to ensure customers affected by its problems get a fair deal. We will keep working with the supplier to make sure the billing and customer service problems are resolved. last_img read more

NFL Draft up next for Austin Watkins Jr.

first_imgEverblades sign Naples native for playoff run May 24, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez found guilty on multiple sexual abuse charges May 21, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments LEE COUNTY, Fla. – In a week, the best college football players in the country will hear their names called in the 2021 NFL draft, and the 239 is set to have another join those ranks. It has been a winding, twisting road for Austin Watkins Jr. going from Fort Myers to junior college in Kansas to the University of Alabama-Birmingham. But all necessary steps that have molded him into becoming the next member of an elite group to go from the 239 to the NFL.“I wanted this bad,” Watkins Jr. said. “I wanted this since I was a little boy so just having a chance to get drafted is crazy.” That dream is now less than one week away for the North Fort Myers alum. AdvertisementWatkins is looking to join 239 NFL players like Deion Sanders and Edgerrin James. That list also includes his Super Bowl-winning cousin Sammy Watkins.“He is always in my corner just letting me know like what should I do when telling me like what his mistakes were, so I don’t make those same mistakes and telling me like what he learned from the NFL,” Watkins Jr. said.The most impactful lessons he learned to get him to the next level were taught right here in Fort Myers. Advertisement NCAA recruiting dead period expires June 7, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: NFL draftsports Gov. DeSantis signs bill barring transgender females from women’s sports June 2, 2021 “239 you know it’s a rough environment so like it was a tough situation,” Watkins Jr. said. “Just living in Fort Myers was hard, so I feel like if you can make it in Fort Myers you can get anywhere.” That grind it out, slept on mentality has paid off as he leaving UAB in the top ten in several receiving categories and also put on a show at his pro day, pushing himself as he has since day one.“If you ask anybody if they believed that I was going to make it nobody would say that they did,” Watkins Jr. said. “So I believed in myself.”And making it clear to all 32 NFL teams in a week what kind of player they could draft.“I tell them that you are getting a humble kid, a hungry kid, a dog,’ Watkins said. “Somebody that is going to come in and work every day and somebody that is a complete receiver.”The first round of the NFL draft is set for next Thursday rounds two and three will be Friday with the remainder on Saturday.last_img read more

North American stock markets fall on data showing slowing U.S. economy

first_imgupclose stock market arrows green and red piren/123RF Related news North American stock markets started the month much lower on data suggesting the trade war with China has curtailed U.S. manufacturing growth to its lowest level in more than a decade.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 210.97 points or 1.27% at 16,447.66, its lowest closing in about a month. Canadian IPO market limps through Q3, PwC reports Negative 2021 outlook on exchange, clearing sector: Fitch Keywords Stock exchanges Canadian Press In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 343.79 points at 26,573.04. The S&P 500 index was down 36.49 points at 2,940.25, while the Nasdaq composite was down 90.65 points at 7,908.68.The Canadian dollar traded for an average of 75.51 cents US compared with an average of 75.51 cents US on Monday.The November crude contract was down 45 cents at US$53.62 per barrel, and the November natural gas contract was down 4.7 cents at US$2.28 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$16.10 at US$1,489.00 an ounce, and the December copper contract was down 1.8 cents at US$2.56 a pound. Nasdaq sharpens market surveillance Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

New JLP Senator Sworn In

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Newly-appointed Government Senator, Ian Murray, was sworn in today (June 18), during a sitting of the Upper House.Jamaica House, on June 17, had announced that Mr. Murray was selected by Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the former Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Ronald Robinson.Leader of Government Business in the Senate, and Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne welcomed Mr. Murray to the Senate.Newly appointed Government Senator, Ian Murray (left), shakes the hand of President of the Senate, Dr. Oswald Harding, after he was sworn in today (June 18), in the Senate.“As we embark on a new legislative session, I have no doubt that Mr. Murray will be an asset to the Senate and I believe I could speak for both sides in welcomingMr. Murray and the contributions we expect him to make,” Senator Lightbourne said.Senator Murray is a former member of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) young professionals group, Generation 2000 (G2K), and JLP Deputy General Secretary. He was appointed to the Senate in September 2007 by Mr. Golding, and served between 2007 and 2008. RelatedNew JLP Senator Sworn In RelatedNew JLP Senator Sworn In Advertisementscenter_img RelatedNew JLP Senator Sworn In New JLP Senator Sworn In ParliamentJune 18, 2010last_img read more

PM Urges Church to Play a Greater Role in Schools

first_imgStory HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is calling for the church to have a more dynamic presence in schools.This, she said, is in order to help in shaping the lives of students, who are being prepared to take on the “tough challenges of life”.The church’s contribution to education in Jamaica has been both large and legendary. RelatedPrime Minister Calls on Church to Increase its Partnership With the Education Sector Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is calling for the church to have a more dynamic presence in schools.This, she said, is in order to help in shaping the lives of students, who are being prepared to take on the “tough challenges of life”.Mrs. Simpson Miller, who was addressing the dedication ceremony for The Cedar Grove Academy in Portmore, St. Catherine on February 20, said the church’s contribution to education in Jamaica has been both large and legendary and it is arguable, that when it had a more vibrant role in schools, the society was better for it.The Cedar Grove Academy is a partnership between the Ministry of Education and the New Testament Church of God in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. A co-educational institution, the school opened its doors to 86 Grade 7 students on September 2, 2013. One month later, the numbers increased to 96.The school also offers courses to 35 sixth formers in the humanities and sciences and operates under a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) culture.The Prime Minister lauded the fact that the school places strong emphasis on civic awareness, character education, values and attitudes, academic excellence, accountability, stakeholder involvement and partnership.“Our students need to learn the discipline of value and focus. They need to learn how to concentrate beyond a few minutes of instruction. They need to sustain interest in matters that are not entertaining. If this happens they will be fit for the kind of demanding work the world beckons them,” she said.She further noted that children must learn the value of postponing gratification as they pursue their academic goals, and to resist the temptation to be on “Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp,” at the expense of school work.“Do schoolwork first. Finish school work first. Students have to know when to stop texting friends and start beating the books,” she said.The Prime Minister commended the parents, who give support to their children, and urged them to keep their charges close and be aware of what they are doing at all times. She also expressed appreciation for the work and sacrifices of the nation’s teachers, and urged them not to grow weary.Mrs. Simpson Miller again assured that the administration fully recognizes that Jamaica’s development is hinged on excellence in education . “That is why we allocated $75 billion in our current budget to education. We recognize that if we are to create enough decent jobs, people have to be educated,” she said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Rev. Dr. Wellesley Blair, extended gratitude for the partnership in the construction of the school, noting that a mission, which began in 2003, has finally been accomplished.“As we all know, education is the driving force of the citizens of any country, for there is no stopping the populace of an educated country. There can also be no higher reward than can be given to our students, than what they are taught. So they are to be taught to strive for excellence and this is the heartbeat of this School of Excellence,” Rev. Blair said.Also addressing the event were Minister of Education Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites; Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Member of Parliament for East Central St. Catherine, Hon. Arnaldo Brown; Acting Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas.The school is staffed by 21 teaching and 10 non-teaching members. It has also been doing well academically, entering 10 grade 7 students in the Jamaican Mathematic Olympiad put on by the University of the West Indies, with three of them qualifying for the semi-finals round where they will sit their exams on February 22. RelatedEducation Ministry Satisfied With Progress of Civics Programme PM Urges Church to Play a Greater Role in SchoolsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedMandatory Course in Special Education Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, unveils a plaque on February 20 dedication ceremony at the Cedar Grove Academy in Portmore, St. Catherine. Applauding (from left) are: Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites; Principal of the school, Otis Brown; Chairman, Board of Governors, Rev. Dr. Wellesley Blair; and Advisor to the Prime Minister, Delano Franklyn. Advertisements PM Urges Church to Play a Greater Role in Schools EducationFebruary 21, 2014Written by: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

Spieth hopes ‘formula’ pays off

first_imgUNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – OK, so he is not a veteran in this situation. Not by any means. This is only his 10th major start, and just the third time he’s had a realistic chance to win, and he’s less than half the age of some of the prominent players in the field. But Jordan Spieth enters the final round of the U.S. Open with the confidence that he’s been there, done that, and it happened just 70 days ago. He has won a major – something that Dustin Johnson and Jason Day and Branden Grace and, well, all but one player (Louis Oosthuizen) within five shots of the lead have not. “If I can convince myself that I’m free rolling,” Spieth said, “I’ve got one of these and the other guys are trying to chase their first. I know how hard it is to chase your first and close it out.” Spieth, in a four-way tie for the lead at 4-under 206, says he has a winning formula to nail down majors. He employed it back in April at the Masters, when he stormed out to a big lead, steadied himself when the pack closed in Saturday afternoon, and then pulled away en route to a historic four-shot win. That was a coronation. This won’t be nearly as straightforward, as predictable. It never is, not on U.S. Open Sunday. There’s no such thing as a formality. Spieth is bracing himself for the hardest golf course of the year, for a five-hour gut check. Stay true to that winning formula, he says, and then it all boils down to execution, to hitting the shots that are required, to holing the must-make putts. “Mentally,” he said, “I think I’ll be strong enough to pull it off.” Mentally, he’ll be tested Sunday in ways he’s never experienced. Full-field scores: 115th U.S. Open Spieth has talked all week – all year, really – about patience on the course. Part of Spieth’s immense appeal is that he is so passionate, so expressive, so emotional. From 300 yards away you can tell whether he hit a great shot or a poor one. Allowing one bad break, bounce or bobble to fester generally spells doom at the Open. It leads to another mistake, and then another, and then before long it’s all over. A series of bad hops and bumpy putts threatened to derail his bid for history Saturday at Chambers Bay, but Spieth didn’t break. A snapshot of his turbulent day: • After holing 75 feet of putts on his first three holes, his ball on the fourth green settled in a sandy patch 30 feet away. Predictably, his attempt came up woefully short and wide. Bogey. • Steaming after a three-putt on 7, Spieth hit a tight draw off the tee on the par-5 eighth. He thought it was perfect, just down the left side. Then he walked up the fairway and saw his ball in the right rough, with a clump of grass behind it. “I was appalled,” he said. “This is a joke.” He made a disappointing par. • On 10, he hooked his tee shot left and signaled to the marshals almost immediately after impact. His ball came to rest on the side of a sandy dune, with no view of the flagstick. Three times he climbed the hill and hopped up and down, trying to find a line off in the distance. With the ball well below his feet, and his stance about two feet wide, he improbably chased his shot to the back of the green, 40 feet away. The ensuing two-putt – including a tricky 4-footer on a crown – was his biggest momentum-saving stroke. • On 11, which played as an all-the-way-back 530-yard par 4, Spieth hit what he thought was another perfect drive, but his ball caught the tall fescue on the sandy dune in the middle of the fairway, forcing a hack-out. Bogey. • On 14, he spun his iron after hitting what he thought was a snug approach. The ball nestled closer and closer, 15 feet and then 10 and then five … and then it disappeared over the back of the green. The crowd moaned. Spieth twirled around and swiped at the air, then walked away from the television camera with his right fist covering his mouth. Mike Davis, the USGA’s executive director and the man largely behind the setup here, was walking with this group. No, he did not smile. “Got robbed, Jordan!” a fan yelled as Spieth approached the green, but he deftly navigated the steep hill and then lipped in a 6-footer for par. He pumped his fist, twice. Still, the best putter on the planet had four three-putts Saturday, two of which came after driving the green on a par 4. “I’m going to need to execute a little bit better,” he said. But Spieth was at his best late, playing his last seven holes in 1 under to get in the house at minus-4, tied with three others. It was just what he needed – and the opposite of what transpired during the third round at Augusta, when he made an out-of-nowhere double on 17 and needed a nifty up-and-down from an impossible spot to protect his four-shot cushion. “I’m more relaxed now,” he said, “because I feel a little more comfortable about the finish of the round.” Whether he’s willing to embrace the hype or not, Sunday is an important day for Spieth. A hugely important day. Another major win, and he’d be halfway home to the Grand Slam, a feat only five men in history have accomplished. He’d be stamped as a once-in-a-generation player. “That’s going to have no bearing when I tee it up,” he said. “It’s just going to be how can I tackle Chambers Bay.” Without getting tackled himself, of course. Spieth expects a rough night sleep – he’s still tied for the lead in a major, after all – but also that he’ll be a little less anxious, a bit more patient. He knows what to expect on major Sunday. He experienced it two months ago. “We’re free rolling,” he said. “I’ve already got one of these.”last_img read more

Counting on Cutler

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Matt Morris, the head track coach at Carroll College, likes telling the story of Ben Cutler’s first practice.Cutler had approached Morris and asked if he could join the upstart track program last spring. The new coach knew Cutler had been playing basketball for the Fighting Saints and was in good shape. But still, the 5-foot-11 guard had not stepped onto a track since his high school days at Glacier.Morris told him to attend practice and took a wait-and-see approach.At one of those first practices, the team was set to run a staggered 400-meter workout. Coaches sent Cutler to the end of the line and he waited. One by one, runners were sent striding around the oval track.As Morris watched, uncertainty lingered. Carroll College had reinstated track and field after a 30-year hiatus and assigned Morris the task of building the program from the ground up. He had no idea what the future might hold.Suddenly something grabbed his attention. The last runner in line was in full stride and was making up the gaps between runners. Pretty soon Cutler was on the leader’s heels.“I remember turning to one of the assistant coaches and saying ‘oh my goodness,’” Morris said. By the end of last spring, the eye-opening sophomore had emerged as one of the best NAIA track athletes in the nation, advancing to nationals in both the 400 and long jump. At meets throughout the season he helped the 1,600 relay team beat teams from larger schools like the University of Montana, Montana State University and Boise State University. He also ended up becoming the foundation that Morris had hoped to build a new program around.“When you have a brand new program, you have all freshmen and you’re really trying hard to find a team identity,” Morris said. “Ben kind of came in and saved our team because we didn’t really have that identity yet. Nothing against the other kids, but Ben really came in and pulled everybody together. He instantly changed our program.”If that narrative sounds familiar it’s because the latest chapter in Cutler’s athletic career is beginning to resemble his last. When Glacier became a new high school in 2007, the athletic programs had only underclassmen, including Cutler. In basketball, the Wolfpack suffered a 3-18 season in 2007-08. But the following year Cutler led the league in scoring, averaging roughly 23 points per game, and Glacier made the Class AA state tournament for the first time ever.That spring in track, he won the first state championship for Glacier’s boys program, cruising to the AA 400 title.•••••••Fast forward to today, and he’s doing it all over again. Earlier this month the junior guard from Kalispell earned first team all-conference honors in the Frontier Conference for this past season. After four basketball players were lost because of injury or academic ineligibility early this year, head coach Brandon Veltri gave Cutler a starting opportunity from the bench.Cutler scored 33 points in his first game as a starter.“That gave me a lot of confidence and really carried me throughout the year,” Cutler said of his breakout starting debut. “That was a really good start to the transition from being a bench player to being a starter.”Reminiscent of his high school days, Cutler solidified his starting spot thanks in part to his 3-point shooting. He shot almost 44 percent from behind the arc, 11th best in the NAIA. He averaged 13.5 points per game and also led the team in steals with 26. Carroll’s season ended after a narrow 80-78 defeat to Great Falls on Feb. 28 in the first round of the Frontier Conference tournament. Cutler looks back at basketball season and describes his achievement with modesty.“I was just really focused on ‘what can I do to help the team,’” he said. “Even if that was just coming in and playing 20 minutes and bringing energy to the court. You just have to make the most of every opportunity you have.”Another opportunity is about to arrive with the track season, which gets underway this weekend. Cutler, now officially a team captain, said it feels like high school again, competing in two sports with equal passion for both. “My love for track is definitely back,” he said. “I’m excited about this year and to see what I can do and what our team can do.” He’s looking to continue improving on already impressive marks from last year. He clocked a personal-best 47.6 in the 400, and ran under 48 seconds three times. He also leaped 23-9 in the long jump. He placed 12th in the 400 at NAIA Nationals and 11th in the long jump. “Ben’s just the complete package. He’s a great kid. He’s a great student. He’s a great leader,” Morris said. “If you were picking someone to start a team, that would be who you would pick.”last_img read more

Jackson Green, the ‘future,’ flashes upside in Pittsford Mendon’s win over Eastridge

first_imgGreen opened his scoring with a 3-pointer from the top of the key before adding a bucket off his own steal.In the second half, Green continued to attack the paint. He scored on an offensive rebound through contact and nailed the ensuing foul shot, too. Then he scored off a couple nice feeds from his teammates, again resulting in paint buckets.“We were just trying to push the ball up the court,” Green said, “and every time it was a one on one, because the other guy cleared out, and it was just a one on one with me and my guy.” It’s the type of play that exemplifies why Pittsford Mendon will be in good hands even when its six seniors, led by Jacob Shadders, conclude their careers. Green, a sophomore, scored 21 points in Saturday’s Senior Day 72-38 win over Eastridge, and he had his senior point guard and head coach both heaping on the praise after the final buzzer.“He looks effortless when he’s going by guys,” Mendon head coach Bob Nally said. “It’s just a special kind of athlete. And he’s a great kid.”MORE: Newly committed Jacob Shadders shines on Mendon Senior DayGreen’s promise was already evident during the 2019-20 season when he was the lone freshman on the Vikings’ varsity roster. The younger brother of Mendon senior and Cornell women’s basketball-bound Lexi Green, he started every game last season and averaged 13.1 points per contest. His ability as a slasher was evident, but he didn’t yet have to be overly assertive.Five Mendon players graduated from last year’s roster, though, making Green the clear-cut second option for the Vikings alongside Shadders in 2021. He’s raised his game accordingly, averaging 16.5 points per game through Mendon’s six wins to begin the shortened campaign.Green’s also added improved rebounding and on-court awareness to his game, Nally said.“Loves to see his teammates get involved, too,” Nally said, “and dish out assists and his rebounding has picked up this year, too. He’s turning into quite the all-around player.”On Saturday, Green made his mark on more than just the swat and score. Before either team had put points on the board, Green drew an offensive foul on Eastridge’s lead guard, Emmanuel Leftenant.  Jackson Green, the ‘future,’ flashes upside in Pittsford Mendon’s win over Eastridge Follow on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Connect on Linked in Green didn’t slow down even with a big lead entering the fourth quarter, continuing to get out in transition for a gliding right-handed layup before leaking out over the top for a dime from Shadders and two more.“His efficiency around the rim and finishing is as good as I’ve ever seen it,” Nally said. “He finishes around the basket at like 85 percent anytime he’s near the rim, like within 10 feet. His hands are so good. He plays so low.”Finally, Green nailed a right-corner triple off one more dish from Shadders before getting to take a seat with Mendon’s veteran mainstays since the game was well in hand.“He’s a special talent,” Shadders said, “a special player, and you guys are gonna be talking about him for a long time.” Jackson Green, the ‘future,’ flashes upside in Pittsford Mendon’s win over Eastridge added by Billy Heyen on February 20, 2021View all posts by Billy Heyen →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Share on Facebookcenter_img By Billy Heyen on February 20, 2021No Comment Jackson Green scored 21 points in Pittsford Mendon’s win on Feb. 20, 2021. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)By BILLY HEYENPITTSFORD, N.Y. — Jackson Green trailed an Eastridge ball handler down the lane during Saturday’s first half. It looked for a moment like Green had been beaten as Mykael Miller scooped the ball up toward the backboard.But no, there was Green flying in to smash the ball off the board. It would’ve been the day’s standout play on its own, not to mention Green running out in transition and finishing through contact at the rim on the other end.“Jackson always gets it done,” Mendon senior Jacob Shadders said. “He’s next up in Section V. Actually, he’s already here.” Add to Google+ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Subscribe by Email Print This Post It was just one game for Green, but it showed all that has his Mendon peers so excited. He nailed two 3-pointers. He dominated the transition game. He jumped a passing lane and blocked a shot and took a charge. As Shadders noted, there’ll be plenty more written and said about Green in the years to come. But his Saturday performance combined with his importance to Mendon’s future could be summed up simply.After Green was interviewed postgame, he walked by Mendon assistant coach Jeff Amoroso, who spoke three words to the sophomore:“Good work, future.”  Eastridge basketball, Jackson Green, Pittsford Mendon basketballlast_img read more