Tickets On Sale Now for The Good and the True Off-Broadway

first_imgTickets are now available for the American premiere of The Good and the True. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production will begin performances on July 24 at the DR2 Theatre. Opening night is set for August 3. View Comments Written by Daniel Hrbek, Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels, the play intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people—Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. They both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators—but this pales in significance compared to their earlier lives enduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. The Good and the True will star Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin. The Good and The True Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014last_img read more

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Stronger security begins with us

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Buzzard John Buzzard is Fraud Specialist/Account Executive for CO-OP Financial Services, a financial technology provider to credit unions based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (www.co-opfs.org). Buzzard can be reached … Web: https://www.co-opfs.org Details October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” (NCSAM) and to honor the spirit of awareness and education I recently sat down with Colette L’Heureux-Stevens who works on CO-OP’s Information Security team to discuss simple and easy-to-scale best practices to bolster security for credit union organizations of any size.  This discussion is incredibly important as more and more companies, like Facebook, fall prey to social engineers and hackers who take advantage of the value in stolen information.  The following conversation reveals plenty of great ideas but it also reveals a common theme: We are all only as strong as our employees and the actions that they take to preserve our information security.  I hope it motivates you to put a small plan into action to observe NCSAM across your organization. What are the top three things that employees do that lead to security vulnerabilities? Clicking on email links without verifying who they came from and where they are going frequently leaves the enterprise at risk of potential damage from viruses, ransomware or key logging malware.  Socializing “think before you click” with employees is truly meaningful here and often the most powerful tool for protecting corporate information.Sending email without ensuring that all confidential and internal use-only information has been removed.Many security issues begin with untested software bugs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states that 90 percent of security incidents result from exploits against defects in software so it is incredibly important to test for all of the latest vulnerabilities to avoid potential disaster. How do we change employee behavior to be safer and more responsive without spending lots of time and money?Changing employees’ behavior comes down to training and awareness.  Sometimes the simplest methodology works best. Monthly phishing simulations can be an excellent way to increase employee awareness of the dangers of responding to potential phishing emails.  Other great ideas to motivate employees and maximize on stronger security habits can be security awareness posters, informal “lunch and learn” events and annual training for all levels of employees within the organization.  These initiatives do not have to be led by an Info Security expert if you don’t happen to have one. Well-informed employees can easily facilitate training if they are prepared and interested in the topics at hand. Is it ever too late to alert someone about a potential computer virus or malware?  Is it ok to wait and see if your PC is infected before you report a suspected incident?No, it is never too late to notify the appropriate person. The best approach is to launch an anti-virus scan on your PC and report the issue to ensure that a qualified practitioner is available to help you should you require it.  Unusual emails that seem to stress urgency in your response or present threatening language should always be reported immediately. Should credit unions test their workforce with simulations of phishing emails to see how employees respond? How a credit union chooses to educate, test and reinforce awareness with their employees is based on the culture of the organization.  If you are considering conducting a phishing simulation, it is best to be transparent with your employees so they can see the importance of why you are testing them.  Don’t forget to share the results of the exercise in a timely fashion so that the workforce can improve the next time you conduct a test. How do you interpret and measure future success from a phishing simulation?Use the results to measure not only improvement in awareness but also to recognize what type of phishing emails employees are the most likely to fall for and present additional training on those topics. Are there vendors out there who specialize in anti-phishing services? There are several different companies that specialize in Phishing tests. Credit unions should evaluate multiple vendors to see what will work for the culture of their organization and what their budget can afford. (Feel free to contact us if you need help choosing one.)We referred earlier to “lunch and learns” as a best practice in educating the work force.  What exactly are these events and how can they benefit organizations that are motivated to be more secure and informed?Lunch and learns are brief (one hour or less) informative meetings or training sessions conducted in-person or via web or conference call depending on the needs of the organization.  These informal sessions are conversational and meant to be an eye-opener on a variety of topics – not just security. Sometimes it can also be beneficial to invite someone from outside the organization to be your expert presenter.  What’s the most important thing employees forget to do when using a corporate device like a laptop or mobile phone?  Do you have some smart user tips?Passwords and anti-virus software are commonly skipped on personal phones. Installing anti-virus protection and keeping it up to date on your cellphone is definitely a recommendation.  Corporate devices are typically governed and maintained by the technology department but it’s important to always be aware of your corporate polices and adhere to them at all times.  Locking and properly securing phones and laptops is always essential.  Mobile devices need to have locking, password-protected screens and laptops should be locked away in a secure storage area whenever they are not in use.  Is it ever ok to skip the virtual private network (VPN) login to browse the web on a corporate device?  What’s the risk?It is never a good idea to use your corporate laptop remotely without logging into the VPN first. The company VPN is used to protect information and assets. This tool is specifically designed to ensure that all incoming and outgoing information from the computer is encrypted and protected from being intercepted or used by people who do not have the right or need to see the information. If a user accidentally introduces a virus to a laptop what steps are essential in protecting the laptop and the information stored on it?  The most critical and immediate action is to alert the proper contacts within the organization who handle information security.   If you are a frequent traveler for business you may even want to locate and print the correct contact numbers and email addresses that you will need in the event your laptop is infected with a virus.  IMPORTANT: Do not use the infected device to send emails to prevent spreading the potential virus further into your organization.  Do you have to be a large credit union in order to form an Information Security Committee?Every company should have some form of collaborative group that shares information and guides the organization on information security awareness. If the company is small and does not have a dedicated Information Security Team it should not stop them from gathering individuals from across the company including representatives from legal, IT and Human resources.  Monthly meetings and email distribution channels are excellent ways to increase your InfoSec footprint. The next time I receive an email that contains a file attachment what should I do to avoid being “that guy” who introduces ransomware and viruses company-wide? The first and best action you can take is to just delete any suspicious emails. If the email appears to come from inside the company but you don’t recognize the sender, use the company email address book to verify the sender is an employee and reach out to them via alternate means (chat messenger or phone) to verify the email. Lastly, if you do open an email or attachment or clicked on a link that took you somewhere odd, call the service desk immediately.National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge, safety and security by observing information-sharing opportunities.  We’ll be sharing more information on how to bolster cyber security practices at your credit union throughout the month.Join us on October 18th at 11:00am PST for the next Fraudbuzz Webinar, where we’ll discuss the latest fraud trends and best practices.last_img read more

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The Trade Desk soars 27% after Q3 earnings

first_img“As advertisers come under pressure to prove the ROI of their campaigns, to take advantage of the mass consumer shift to streaming TV, and to consider alternatives to user-generated content, our investments in these areas are paying off,” co-founder and CEO Jeff Green said in a statement. Stifel said Friday The Trade Desk appears to be one of the larger winners in the digital media space when it comes to the accelerated move to digital advertising during Covid “given its exposure to CTV advertising, which has meaningfully benefited from cord-cutting/streaming video adoption trends.” Analysts were also positive about The Trade Desk’s work on an initiative called “Unified ID 2.0,” a new approach to online identity to replace third-party cookies. LiveRamp, Criteo and Nielsen have said in recent weeks they’re working with the company on the effort, and the Trade Desk said it will also be announcing publishers and advertisers signing on “shortly.”- Advertisement – The Trade Desk stock hit a new 52-week high Friday afternoon, surging more than 25% after reporting third-quarter earnings Thursday that showed evidence of a rebound of advertising spend on its platform and growth in its connected TV business. The company sells technology that helps brands and agencies reach targeted audiences across media formats and devices, and has a particularly strong presence in the connected TV (CTV) market. It reported revenue of $216 million in the third quarter, up 32%, and said its CTV growth was up more than 100% in the quarter year-over-year. The company had seen a 13% revenue decline in the second quarter as the pandemic had impacted advertising spending. The pandemic-fueled boom in TV streaming has been paying off in a big way for The Trade Desk, which says it’s seen advertisers becoming more deliberate and data-driven with their spending. With more people in their living rooms streaming shows and movies during the pandemic, The Trade Desk saw more opportunities to show them ads on platforms like Disney’s Hulu and ESPN, Sling, Tubi, and Comcast‘s NBCUniversal, as well as third-party content on Amazon Fire TV.- Advertisement – “TTD continues to be the driving force behind UID 2.0, which we expect to replace/improve the targeting/tracking technology that is coming out of the digital ad ecosystem, and we view the likely success of this federated effort as a catalyst for the ad tech group as a whole,” Stephens analysts wrote Friday. “Instead of lording its own proprietary identity tech over publishers, TTD is taking up the mantle in the fight between the open internet and the walled gardens. The Company, and Jeff Green in particular, are standing at the center of a federated effort that we believe will turn out to be a win/win/win/win for advertisers/open-internet tech/ publishers/consumers,” they added. — CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC. Jeff Green, CEO of The Trade DeskScott Mlyn | CNBCcenter_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Nokia 8 V 5G UW With Snapdragon 765G SoC, Quad Rear Cameras Launched for Verizon: Price, Specifications

first_imgNokia 8 V 5G UW has been launched by Finland’s HMD Global. The new smartphone is the company’s second 5G phone after the Nokia 8.3 5G but the first model in the Nokia portfolio to support mmWave 5G network alongside sub-6GHz. HMD has brought the Nokia 8 V 5G UW specifically for US carrier Verizon. Apart from carrying support for Verizon’s Ultra-Wideband network, the new Nokia phone is basically a tweaked version of the Nokia 8.3 5G that debuted in March.Nokia 8 V 5G UW priceNokia 8 V 5G UW price has been set at $699.99 (roughly Rs. 52,000). The phone comes in Meteor Grey colour and will go on sale starting November 12. It will be available for purchase in the US through Verizon’s website, app, local retailers, and Best Buy. Given the Verizon exclusivity, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW won’t be available in global markets.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – HMD has provided a 4,500mAh battery on the Nokia 8 V 5G UW that supports up to 18W fast charging. There is also OZO audio for a spatial sound experience. Besides, the phone measures 171.9×78.5×8.9mm and weighs 226 grams.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.center_img Having said that, the Nokia 8.3 5G was launched globally with a price tag starting at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 52,500) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.Nokia 8 V 5G UW specificationsAvailable in single and dual-SIM (Nano) variants, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW runs on Android 10 and is promised to receive an update to Android 11. The phone features a 6.81-inch full-HD+ PureDisplay with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a hole-punch design. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM options. The Nokia 8 V 5G UW comes with a quad rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter as well as a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies and video chats, there is a 24-megapixel camera sensor available at the front. Both front and rear cameras of the smartphone are powered by Zeiss optics.The Nokia 8 V 5G UW comes in 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage versions. Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, FM radio, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Further, the phone comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Belizean Beats launched at international airport

first_img Share LifestyleTravel Belizean Beats launched at international airport by: – July 27, 2011 Sharing is caring! In photo: The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport. Photo credit: skyscrapercity.comBELIZE CITY, Belize — The Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA), Belize’s primary port of entry, will now be dishing out regular doses of unique musical renditions to vacationers, as sister agencies within Belize’s Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture — the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), on July 20, 2011, launched the long-awaited Belizean Beats program.Being a country that proudly boasts over ten diverse ethnic groups, the Belizean Beats program is specifically designed to introduce travellers to Belizean culture from the very onset of their time in the country. It promises to set the tempo for their entire trip as they are immediately and melodiously baptized into the very essence of the Belizean experience.“As soon as the tourist arrives in Belize we give them a sense of what we have to offer as a vibrant tourism destination filled with culture and history.” said Seleni Matus, BTB’s director of tourism.Also present at the press conference launch at the airport was the BTB’s marketing and industry relations director, Yanick Dalhouse, who shared her sentiments as well.“Today we cut the proverbial ribbon on an exciting new initiative that does so much more than just entertain; it serves as an immediate gateway to the heart of Belizean culture.” Dalhouse explained.Defining music as the universal language, the BTB says it’s confident that this program will transliterate the nation’s heartfelt welcome into an idiom that everyone could comprehend and appreciate despite the linguistic barriers.Performing at the PGIA on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the first group to be featured in the Belizean Beats program is the up-and-coming local band affectionately known as the Laru Beya Boys. Chosen after grueling auditions against dozens of other top musical groups, this first group has clearly earned the trendsetter position for one of the most dynamic airport programs to have ever come into existence in Belize.The BTB and NICH have also expressed their gratitude to the management of the PGIA, as well as the Immigration and Customs Department for their support in bringing Belize Beats to life.So the next time you take a trip to Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret and passing through the international airport, don’t worry about your feet tapping — it’s just part of the Belizean experience.Caribbean News Now 34 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Palace slams Robredo’s ‘failed drug war’ claim

first_img “Robredo’s latest remarks are unquestionably bereft of factual basis and devoid of recognition of the successes that the war on illegal drugs has reaped,” Panelo said. Panelo, however, responded to Robredo’s statement as he reminded her that majority of the Filipino people or 82 percent expressed satisfaction with the president’s campaign against illegal drugs. “She may not realize it but she is echoing the lies and black propaganda of some of her colleagues in the political opposition, which to say the least is unfortunate, especially since she was part of the Cabinet when the government’s program against the drug menace was launched,” he added./PN “We can only hope that she (Robredo) will do more active consultation with her Filipino constituencies instead of totally relying on the insights given by her advisers whose ideas contradict the realities on the ground,” Panelo said. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo belies allegations that he lacked empathy when he criticized Vice President Leni Robredo for delaying the release of her findings on the narcotics crackdown, claiming that she is only after public attention. ABS-CBN NEWS “She is better off without them. She should rely more on her motherly instincts and gut-feel as a lawyer,” he added. In an interview on Wednesday, Robredo said that Duterte must put an end to the bloody war on drugs as it has been “ineffective” and it was putting a dent on the country’s international image. MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo should “detach” herself from critics of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs,” according to Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo. “Robredo should be more active in consulting Filipinos on their views on the narcotics crackdown instead of listening to her advisers,” said Panelo, who disputed Robredo’s claim that the campaign against illegal drugs has failed because “it targeted the poor rather than big drug networks.”last_img read more

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Cricket News Kapil Dev finally opens about reported ‘rift’ between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

first_img Kolkata: Skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma can have “differences off the field” but it should not matter as long as their on-field commitment is up to the mark, former skipper Kapil Dev said on Thursday. There are reports of an alleged rift between Kohli and Sharma post India’s World Cup semifinal exit though the Indian captain rubbished them ahead of the team’s departure to the United States on Monday.”There can be off the field differences but it depends how you play on the field. Everyone should look into that,” Kapil said”Off the field, the way of thinking can be different, approach can be different. But when you’re playing there’s only one aim — how we can win a match. That is important. Differences of opinion does not mean you will be pulling somebody down,” Kapil, whose hot and cold relationship with Sunil Gavaskar used to be headlined during the early and mid-80’s.He also took a dig at the media urging them to be more responsible while reporting.”You have to do your job, right. Thoda bahut toh aap bhi help karte ho naa rumour banane mein. (You people also do your bit in spreading rumours),” he said.Meanwhile, the legendary Kapil Dev, head of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that will appoint the next head coach agreed with his colleague Shantha Rangaswamy that skipper Virat Kohli’s opinion “needs to be respected”. The World Cup winning former skipper however assured that his panel will do their job to the best of their ability. highlights Kapil Dev heads three member CAC committee.India to play full bilateral series against West Indies.Virat Kohli to lead India in all-three formats.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Branford notches 11 goals as Pepsi Hikers rack up huge victory

first_imgTUESDAY evening’s matches of the 2019 Noble House Goals Galore Indoor Hockey Championships presented the first showing of the mighty PEPSI Hikers, who amassed the highest total of goals for a single match with 21 to signal a real threat to their opposition. Apart from Hikers; GCC and Saints also had productive evenings in both male and female competitions being played at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The PEPSI Hikers, boasting a plethora of senior national players, seemed to be in cruise control as they crafted goal after goal against the junior YMCA OFHC Champs. With the Champs beginning on a 12-goal handicap, Hikers pulled within two by the half and then continued their dominance in the second half en route to a victory of 21 goals to 12.Prolific striker Aroydy Branford was the standout of the match in terms of goals as his total of 11 in a single game is unmatched for the tournament so far.A fit and fast YMCA OFHC Top Form indeed seemed to be in top form, as they took on the seasoned Hikers Generals. With Top Form beginning on a 5-goal handicap to the Generals’ 9, they first needed to make up a four-goal deficit to draw even. Top Form earned in just the second minute of play a penalty corner, which was converted with much aplomb by marksman Omar Hopkinson in what seemed like the beginning of a long and difficult match for the Generals. The seasoned Generals, however, led by former national Devin Munroe, stemmed the tide and held Top Form scoreless for the rest of the half.  The second half of play seemed a carbon copy of the first, as Hopkinson slammed home a second penalty corner goal two minutes after resumption but was unable to produce any further goals for the match. The final outcome saw Generals stroll off with a 9-7 victory.GCC Vintage chalked up their second win of the competition by defeating the YMCA OFHC Pacesetters by 15-13.  While Vintage enjoyed a five-goal handicap, they still needed six goals just to draw even with Pacesetters who had a handicap of eleven goals.Veterans Dwayne Scott and Alan Fernandes led the charge for Vintage who made up the deficit before the end of the first half and cruised to victory in the second.The ladies’ competition saw two close matches. The unbeaten GBTI GCC Spice with zero handicap faced Bingo Spartans with a five-goal handicap. From the opening whistle, the Tigers applied pressure on their junior opponents and Dacia Woodroffe’s opening penalty corner goal in the fifth minute signalled their intention to win.Skilful striker Gabriella Xavier added a second for Tigers four minutes later, moving the score to 2-5 still in favour of the defensive Spartans.  A surprise overlapping run, however, from left back Makeda Harding saw her pounce on a rebound and score against the run of play for the Spartans.  Macaela Harding, opponent and sister of Makeda, not to be outdone, nudged the GBTI ladies one step further with her field goal two minutes before lemon-time.The second half saw some good counterattacks from Spartans but Tigers dominated the scoresheet with three more goals – a Xavier double and a single from Woodroffe. The highly contested match between the two undefeated sides saw their unbeaten records remain intact as the final score read 6-6.The Saints ladies, with a five-goal handicap, took to the court for the first time in the other female matchup of the evening against the YMCA OFHC Bellatrix with a nine-goal handicap.  Captain and national striker Tekeisha Deleon led from the front for Saints scoring a helmet-trick (four goals) for her side while young speedster Chrlia Webb added a single.The five unanswered goals, the last of which came in the final minute, saw Saints edge the Bellatrix by 10-9.last_img read more

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Experience at Warner School prepares Hosoyamada for SU ice hockey

first_img Published on October 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Mikko Makela remembers the first time he saw Akane Hosoyamada play hockey. The head coach of the Warner Hockey School noticed the diminutive girl’s skills and skating ability at a tryout for his team. He knew Hosoyamada — who is now a freshman defender for Syracuse — had the tools to become a Warner Warrior. The Warner School is a powerhouse that attracts elite talent and produces top college players. The hockey team has saved the small school in Alberta, Canada, from closing and the town from disappearing. There is a certain pride that comes with putting on the Warner sweater. Hosoyamada lived up to the proud tradition in her three years with the program. Makela, who played seven seasons in the NHL, only hopes to find more players like her to maintain the program’s success. ‘In this program here, we’re trying to find the players that have a good skill set and very good people,’ he said. ‘And then after that, we can build things around that, and that’s what Akane is: a completely perfect Warner girl, the type of a Warner girl and hockey player that we’re looking for.’ She has achieved her goal of playing Division I hockey. It was a goal that started with that tryout more than three years ago.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text It started with the Warner School. ‘They told me that they wanted me and how I could definitely play at Division I,’ Hosoyamada said. ‘That’s what got me thinking that I wanted to play at this level of hockey.’ Hosoyamada transferred from Banff Community High School to Warner to focus on hockey. She improved her game and lived away from home in a college-like atmosphere, an experience that prepared her for SU. By her second year with the team, Makela noticed the quiet girl started to break out from her shell. She was becoming a leader and was named a team captain. ‘Whenever Akane said something, everybody listened because she wasn’t talking just to be talking,’ the coach said. ‘Whenever Akane had something to say, it was something important and something meaningful.’ He said Hosoyamada was a no-nonsense type of player who led by example. She picked up that attitude from her coach. Makela constantly stressed the importance of one thing to his players: work ethic. It was the foundation of the Warner program. ‘He always focused on how, individually, we have to work hard in order for the team to succeed,’ Hosoyamada said. ‘He made me realize that work ethic is a big thing.’ That work ethic and attitude, along with her skating ability, caught SU head coach Paul Flanagan’s eye. Flanagan watched her play for Team Alberta at the National Women’s U-18 Championship against the top players in Canada, and he was sold. Her experience at Warner, coupled with her versatility, has Flanagan excited about her potential to make an immediate contribution. The head coach said she has good instincts and plays big on the ice. Hosoyamada played both ways in high school. She was voted the team’s best defender twice and was also an offensive threat on the wing. Flanagan plans to highlight that versatility this season. ‘We expect her to continue to grow with the team and develop into not only a solid defensive defenseman, but we think that she’ll be able to give us a little added punch up front because she likes to go with it and jump into the play,’ he said. Hosoyamada has played in all seven games for the Orange this season, logging key minutes on defense and picking her spots on offense. She recorded her first career point on an assist in SU’s 7-1 win over Connecticut. Makela said Hosoyamada worked hard to reach the Division I level. The journey began with that tryout, and it continues at SU. But she will always be a Warner girl. Though Makela didn’t play hockey at the collegiate level, he gave Hosoyamada some advice before she came to college. Said Makela: ‘Just be yourself and play hard like you have done in Warner, and it will take you places.’ rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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‘To My Players’: Full text of Marrone’s email to SU players

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories In email to Syracuse players, Marrone thanks team, says he will always support SU Published on January 8, 2013 at 4:01 pmcenter_img Here is the text of the email sent to Syracuse players on behalf of former head coach Doug Marrone Monday after he was introduced as the Buffalo Bills’ head coach:To My Players,I am very sorry that I haven’t had an opportunity to speak to you in person regarding my move to the Buffalo Bills. It happened very quickly when I was not in Syracuse, and when most of you were not in Syracuse. I will explain everything in depth when I meet with you in-person this weekend.For now, please know that accepting the job with the Bills was a very difficult decision for me. When I took this job four and a half years ago, I explained that being the Head Coach at Syracuse University had always been my dream job, and that was the truth. Attending Syracuse University changed my life, and from the time I left this campus in 1985, I dreamed about returning one day as the head football coach. I was finally given the opportunity, and it has been the most DIFFICULT and the most REWARDING professional experience of my life. I have learned so much from each of you. I do not have the words to express the satisfaction and the joy that coaching you has given me.You are my guys. You will always be my guys. Syracuse University will always be my school. I have never considered leaving Syracuse for another university. But the fact is, when the Buffalo Bills called and offered to make me their head coach, I said yes because I am excited by the challenge.I feel good about the progress the Syracuse Football Program has made under my leadership. I believe that I am leaving the program in much better condition than I found it. I will do everything in my power to ensure that your next head coach will continue on the path toward making Syracuse University a national football powerhouse. I will always support Syracuse University Football. I will always support each of you. If there is any way that I can help you with football and with your lives after football, reach out to me. Reach out to me even when you need nothing, I want to hear how my guys are doing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThank you for fulfilling a dream that I’ve had since I was 22 years old. Thank you for the privilege of being your coach. My thoughts and my heart will be with you on every down of every game.Work hard every day. Never take a short-cut. Never quit.Love,Coach Marrone Commentslast_img read more

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