Drunken son fatally stabs pa after quarrel

first_imgRandy meanwhile sustained injuries on the head. He was brought to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district for medical treatment. Charges will be filed against him. Officers of the Dingle police station said the killing may have been triggered by a land conflict between the Humpays./PN Reynaldo Humpay, 69, had a heated argument with his son Randy, 46, a police report showed. Reynaldo, despite sustaining stab wounds on the chest and stomach, managed to retaliate by hitting his son’s head using a hard object.Reynaldo was rushed to the Dingle Rural Health Clinic where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”center_img The altercation led to Randy stabbing his father at around 9 p.m. on May 31. Police said the suspect used a 10-inch knife. ILOILO City – What started out as a drinking spree turned deadly between a father and his son in Barangay Licu-an, Dingle, Iloilo.last_img read more

State Ends Fiscal Year With Budget Surplus, $2 Billion In Reserve

first_imgState Auditor Suzanne Crouch released new numbers detailing Indiana’s fiscal condition Monday.Indiana’s fiscal condition remains strong. State auditor Suzanne Crouch has released the state’s 2014 Closeout Report today, which shows that Indiana ended Fiscal Year 2014 with a $2 billion reserve and a surplus of $106.8 million.“Every day, my office contributes to Indiana’s financial stability by assuring payments can and should be made. We ensure those payments are timely, transparent and accurate to confirm that every tax dollar goes to its intended purpose,” said Auditor Crouch.“The trust a taxpayer grants to an elected official is a sacred trust. Every tax dollar should be spent with serious consideration and respect for the individuals who earned those dollars. Each tax dollar has a name and a face attached to it.”The Closeout Report also shows that expenditures grew 2.1 percent from 2013, which is less than the 10- year average level of inflation at 2.45 percent.“At the end of the fiscal year, we do not want to have to go back to Hoosier taxpayers and raise taxes because we need more money,” Crouch said. “By living within our means, keeping prudent reserves and identifying areas of potential growth, we can continue to make Indiana the fiscal envy of the nation.”last_img read more

Clarissa M. Striecker

first_imgClarissa Mary Catherine Striecker, age 90 of Batesville, died Sunday April 29, 2018, at Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio.  Born March 26, 1928, in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Alvina (Nee: Schrank) and Joseph Weber.  She married Arthur Striecker April 23, 1949, at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he preceded her in death April 17, 2008.  Clarissa was a homemaker and up until retirement worked as a furniture refinisher at Romweber’s Furniture.Clarissa was an excellent baker and remarkable seamstress and shared these talents with her daughters.  Special occasions always included multiple desserts and the great food! She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, gardening and was so proud of her flowers.She is the beloved mother of daughters Evelyn (Bob) Farr, Donna (Ron) Purdy, Lucy (Neal) Broughton; dear sister to 12 younger brothers and sisters along with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.Visitation is Friday, May 4th, from 10-11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Batesville Fire Department or the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.last_img read more

Arteta says sorry for Chelsea rout

first_img Press Association The heavy defeat on Saturday lunchtime ruined manager Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge and severely dented any Barclays Premier Legue title ambitions, with the Gunners now down in fourth place, albeit still with a match in hand on the leaders. Wenger – who cancelled Monday morning’s scheduled pre-match press conference – has been left puzzled by his side once again failing to turn up in a big game; Arsenal found themselves 3-0 down by 17 minutes, and played out the rest of the match with 10 men following the sending-off of defender Kieran Gibbs in a case of mistaken identity, which is expected to be overturned by the Football Association. Midfielder Mikel Arteta has issued a public apology on behalf of the Arsenal players for the “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea on Saturday – and vowed they will get things right when Swansea come to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. Arteta accepts the Gunners were “just not good enough” and have no option but to raise performance levels against the Swans, with the squad having held a debrief session at their London Colney training base on Sunday. “We paid for our own mistakes. We have to take it on the chin because it is unacceptable to lose another big game like this,” the Spaniard said to Arsenal Media. “You cannot only just move on, you have to analyse what you have done and react. I am expecting a big reaction on Tuesday (because) Saturday was not good enough for this football club “The good thing is we have a lot of things to play for and we have always reacted to disappointments and difficult moments, but this one is a really hard one to take, it was a massive game for us and for me it is unacceptable. “The pressure we put on ourselves by losing games like that is massive and there is no need for it. “We just disrupted the good season we were having. I don’t know what else to say apart from sorry to everyone at the club, the fans, and we promise that we will try hard to put that right.” Arteta stressed none of the players wanted to produce another shocking display like they did at Stamford Bridge – which had followed on from heavy defeats at both Manchester City and Liverpool earlier in the season. ” It hurts deeply inside. It is embarrassing to be on a football pitch in that situation,” he said. “Psychologically it is really hard, and when you go through that you analyse it and you know you don’t want to be in that situation again. “I promise everyone that we have that hunger to put it right. On Tuesday, we have an opportunity again at home and we just need to bounce back.” Arsenal are hoping defender Laurent Koscielny will shake off a calf problem which saw him replaced at half-time to be fit to play on Tuesday. The club are also understood to be set to appeal against Gibbs’ dismissal by referee Andre Marriner, for which the official quickly apologised on Saturday after the match . The suspension would instead be transferred to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who had committed the handball and indeed admitted his guilt at the time but was waved away. However, Arsenal may then also move to have that red card downgraded, claiming the midfielder had not in fact technically prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity as the shot from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard looked to be going just wide. last_img read more

Baggies turn down Berahino request

first_imgWest Brom have rejected a written transfer request from striker Saido Berahino. Press Association The Baggies rejected a bid from Tottenham last week and Berahino has now asked to leave The Hawthorns, the club have announced. The England Under-21 forward was left out of Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea, with boss Tony Pulis insisting he was not in the right frame of mind to play. center_img A club statement read: “West Bromwich Albion have received a written transfer request from Saido Berahino. “The request has been rejected and the club’s position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.” Peace underlined the Baggies’ desire to keep Berahino – who scored 20 goals last season – after turning down Spurs’ opening offer last week. “We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy,” he said in a statement. “I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player. “However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda.” But Pulis has admitted the club would be powerless to stop Berahino leaving if Tottenham made them an offer they could not refuse. “I’m sure Tottenham wanted to keep Bale and Manchester United wanted to keep Ronaldo so I’m not stupid enough to say ‘I’m not doing this’ or ‘I’m not doing that’,” he said last week. Berahino came through the youth ranks at The Hawthorns, having made his debut in August 2012, and spent time on loan at Northampton, Brentford and Peterborough. He has made 83 appearances and scored 29 goals for the Baggies. last_img read more

6th Colours/Guinness Greatest of the Streets Georgetown zone launched

first_imgSTREET football fans are in for a treat with the Georgetown leg of the Guinness Greatest of Streets football tournament starting tomorrow at the National Park tarmac.Into its sixth year, the tournament which will run until December 16 has seen 53 entries, only 32 of which will move forward to the main tournament. Once again the support of Colours Boutique will see teams being uniformed from the start.“Even though it is street football, in some instances it has filled the gap left by the absence of conventional football,” Guinness brand manager Lee Baptiste said, during yesterday’s launch, adding, “Banks DIH under the Guinness brand is committed to bringing constructive social activities to the community.”He said that this is the first of seven regional finals, with legs in West Coast Demerara, West and East Coast Berbice, Linden and Bartica. He also noted that Linden will be a host venue for one night of action in the National Finals with another night at the National Park tarmac.“We are proud co-sponsors of the Guinness Greatest of the Streets football tournament, ‘Colours representative Prianna Damon said.The first round of the tournament will be straight knockout while the round of 16 will be round-robin as in this leg winners will cart off $500 000, second-placers $200 000, third-placers $150 000 and fourth-placers $75 000.According to organiser Troy Mendonca, the change in the tournament was at the request of the sponsors.He added, “When you look at teams putting together a management team and dealing with registration and such, I think that it has created some level of character-building among our people.Meanwhile, special provisions have been made to include those persons who are incarcerated, with Mendonca confirming that they will be in the Georgetown Zone.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time.League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28.The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic: July 18, 2020 Rahm now enjoys a four-shot edge heading into Sunday’s final round. He took control with four straight birdies on the back nine before closing with consecutive pars.Danny Willett is alone in fourth place, six shots back and one ahead of Jason Day and Henrik Norlander. Tiger Woods shot a 71 after barely making Friday’s cut. He’s 10 strokes back.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on time HORSE RACING-HASKELLDr Post wins Haskell StatesOCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Dr Post surprisingly took the lead at the start and held off a late challenge by Ny Traffic to capture the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.Ridden magnificently by Joe Brave in his first ride on the colt, Dr Post covered the 11/8 mile Grade 1 stakes in 1:50.46. The win was the third in four starts this year for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt, with his only loss coming against Tiz the Law in the Belmont Stakes last month.Odds-on favorite Authentic finished a disappointing third in failing to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-extending ninth win in the event. F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of BottasBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career.He was 0.107 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring. The veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — There will be no Major League Baseball action in Canada this year. — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.— The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual as players become acclimated to competition following the suspension of the season. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes.— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. Toronto’s Auston Matthews is the only other NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the pandemic. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats, but the crowd is expected to be closer to the 20,000 that attended this week’s All-Star race at Bristol. Wallace bumper auctioned off by rival driverFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A charity will become the benefactor of a wreck during NASCAR’s qualifying race for Wednesday’s All-Star event at Bristol.Bubba Wallace wrecked out of the race after he was turned from behind by Michael McDowell as they raced nose to tail with William Byron. An irritated Wallace was later seen walking away after the damaged bumper was deposited at McDowell’s team hauler.McDowell’s team retrieved the bumper and the driver put it in an on-line auction to raise money for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian ministry. The bid price was over $15,000 by Saturday afternoon. INDYCAR-IOWANewgarden salvages weekend at IowaNEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden led nearly wire-to-wire to win the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway and give team owner Roger Penske a sweep of the weekend doubleheader.Newgarden thought he had the best car in the opener Friday night, and he was irate when a series of misfortunes left him fifth and well back of winning teammate Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh). But the two-time series champ left little to chance in Race 2, leading just about all of the 250 laps for his 15th career victory and first since last year’s race at Iowa.Will Power finished second after wrecking out of the doubleheader opener. Graham Rahal (RAY’-hahl) was third for his first podium in more than a year, while Pagenaud again came from the back to finish fourth. Update on the latest sports — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman doesn’t know if he has time to be ready for their season opener following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19. The four-time All-Star revealed Saturday that he had a high temperature of 104.5 degrees early in his battle with the disease and prayed for his life. He said Saturday was his ninth consecutive day without symptoms, which also included body aches, chills and a temporary loss of his senses of taste and smell. — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán (hehr-MAHN’) says he is not retiring from baseball and apologized for suggesting as much in an Instagram post on Friday. Germán is serving an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy last summer. He posted Friday night words in Spanish that translated to, “I’ve left baseball. Thanks everyone.” But he wrote Saturday in Spanish and English that he was “very sorry for the unsettling post.”— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time Gold Glove winner participated in his first practice Friday.— Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. He tested positive when camp opened early this month. — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers. — Former major league umpire Rick Reed died Saturday at 70. Reed first worked a handful of American League games in 1979 before eventually becoming a full-time ump in the big leagues four years later. He worked the classic seven-game World Series between Minnesota and Atlanta in 1991 and also received All-Star assignments in 1986 and 1998.PGA-MEMORIALRahm shines while co-leaders struggle at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The fast greens were to Jon Rahm’s liking Saturday as he took over the Memorial lead at Muirfield Village.Rahm began play one shot back before carding a 68, while previous co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) shot 73. RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya diesSYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Alexandrovskaya obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.NASCAR-WALLACE-BUMPER The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate sites for home games include its training facility in Dunedin, Florida, which is among the states that are virus hotspots. They also could use Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, which is home to Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate and just across the Niagara River from Canada.In other MLB news:last_img read more

MBB : Offensive behavior: Syracuse looks to correct scoring deficiencies against Marquette

first_img Comments Published on January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm More than 20 minutes after the end of Syracuse’s 90-68 loss to Seton Hall Tuesday, Jim Boeheim finally took the podium. Somber, defeated, he strolled up, having watched his trademark 2-3 zone defense give up its most points to an opponent since a six-overtime game two years ago.And yet, in his four-minute opening diatribe, a list of things his SU team did not execute in his game plan, his first target was a sputtering offense.‘As much as our defense was bad, I think the problems we had in the first half were more offensively,’ Boeheim said. ‘We missed about seven or eight shots around the basket.’And though his defense has been exploited and exposed inside and out in Syracuse’s past three games, Boeheim has a point. Before its recent three-game slide, the Orange shot 48.3 percent from the field. In the skid, SU is shooting 39.3 percent. It sputters in crucial situations and allows opponents to get on long runs.Syracuse (18-3, 5-3 Big East) faces a dose of reality as it hits the road for its first extended in-conference road trip. That starts against Marquette (13-8, 4-4) Saturday at 3 p.m. inside Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. In its first three-game skid in five years, Boeheim admitted his team’s confidence is shaken. And the key to righting the ship starts on offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘When you lose (three) games in a row, you lose a little confidence,’ Boeheim said. ‘We have got to get better on offense. I think that is one of the keys.’The Orange defense has faltered in its last three games after a scorching start. In its 18-game winning streak to start the season, SU held opponents to 36.8 percent shooting from the field, good for fifth in the nation. That includes 28.1 percent from 3-point range — 10th in the country. In the past three games, however, those numbers have climbed to 50.9 and 48.2 percent, respectively.But in its great start, Syracuse’s defense covered up the larger problem — the team’s offense. The Orange’s anemic offense has been discovered during the losing streak.‘So-so,’ SU point guard Scoop Jardine said of his offensive performance during SU’s losing streak. ‘The stats are there. But it’s not there, where we need it to be.’The offensive woes started in Pittsburgh, when Syracuse was held scoreless for the first eight minutes of the game until Jardine hit a 3-pointer. In that same eight-minute span, the Panthers put up 19 points. The Orange clawed back but was never able to completely dig itself out of the early hole.And it continued as Villanova came to the Carrier Dome last Saturday before the second-largest on-campus crowd in college basketball history. While the Wildcats shot the lights out, SU went through long droughts that kept it from mounting sustained rallies. Stuck at 14 points for three and a half minutes. Stuck at 20 and 24 for more than two minutes.It all added up. And by halftime, Syracuse found itself down by double digits. After the game, senior forward Rick Jackson said the loss came down to the offensive shot selection. He only got nine shots down low, making seven of them. On the other hand, SU’s three-guard rotation — Jardine, Brandon Triche and Dion Waiters — went just 8-of-32 from the field. Jardine and Waiters went 3-of-20.‘I’m frustrated with our shot selection,’ Jackson said. ‘All day, we could have had way better shots than what we had. I think we kind of settled for jumpers, and that is what they wanted us to do. They were more aggressive than us today and it showed.’And the struggles culminated with what Boeheim called an equally poor offensive performance against Seton Hall when compared to his team’s struggles on defense.They were most present in the start of the second half, as the Orange faced another double-digit halftime deficit. But SU still couldn’t find a sense of urgency, and the Dome faithful was on its feet for the first 4:30 of the second half while Syracuse went without a basket.At the same time, Seton Hall built a 20-point lead.‘Instead of being in touch, we were 13 behind,’ Boeheim said of the offensive woes against Seton Hall. ‘We missed the layup to start the second half, and you just cannot do that.’Syracuse has as good a chance as any to get back on track against a Marquette team that is 14th in the Big East in scoring defense. The Golden Eagles give up 68.7 points per game, and they are 215th in the nation in opponents’ field-goal percentage (44 percent).Boeheim said the Orange has to take advantage of that. And that starts with a stable offense, void of the rushed, forced shots from the guards. Void of the missed layups. Void of the all-around sloppy play.‘For us to win,’ Boeheim said, ‘we have to be balanced.’bplogiur@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tim Barber starts for injured Randy Staats, provides viable option at attack moving forward

first_img Published on March 26, 2015 at 12:20 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Tim Barber didn’t lose a game at Onondaga Community College and tallied 91 points last season for the Lazers.Yet when the junior transfer stepped out on the Carrier Dome field for the first time as a starter on Sunday, he was nervous to be with stars like Kevin Rice and Dylan Donahue. The midfielder replaced the injured Randy Staats on the starting attack against Duke, marking the first occasion that the attack trio of Staats, Rice and Donahue didn’t start together since April 2 of last season.Initially worried about messing with the chemistry on the attack, Barber only netted one goal but excelled for the Orange on off-ball plays.“Kevin and Dylan like guys who run the offense well, they want to know where players are going to be, supposed to be,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “Timing is important in terms of finding open people and feeding open people and I think Tim fit right in.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBarber has appeared in all seven contests for No. 1 Syracuse (7-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast), and is likely to make his second career start against No. 2 Notre Dame (5-1, 1-0) in Saturday’s matchup at noon in South Bend, Indiana. While a good distributor on the field, Barber was timid at times approaching Duke’s crease with the ball on Saturday. He took only two shots while Donahue and Rice combined for 17. Both Desko and Barber said the junior is out there to be an offensive force in place of Staats, and he needs to play the part a little more.“I could’ve taken some more chances, dodged a little more,” Barber said. “The nerves came out I guess a little bit.”When Barber did see his scoring chance though, he took it without the aid of Rice or Donahue. He ran from behind the left side of Duke’s goal with defender Greg Pelton pushing at his right side.He ran to the 19-yard line before spinning off Pelton to his left and hitting the top shelf all in one motion. It’s Barber’s unpredictability that indicates he’ll bring positive returns against the Fighting Irish — which averages 7.5 goals allowed while SU scores over 15 per game.“You really got to make sure you know what you’re doing when you approach Tim,” midfielder Mike Messina said. “He could shoot it right away or he could split at you, throw a fake at you.”Barber expects Notre Dame’s defense to slide especially quick, something that can be counteracted with a good dodger. It’s an aggressive defensive strategy similar to a blitz in football that can quickly tire out a defense if it’s constantly facing pressure.Such was evident in Notre Dame’s victory against the Orange in the ACC championship tournament last season. Syracuse lost 15-14, but was able to cut the deficit to one with four consecutive fourth-quarter goals in the span of six minutes.With the fluid-like defense the Fighting Irish are expected to bring, Barber’s fellow attack expect him to take advantage of spaces inevitably left open.“He’s a really good off-ball player,” Donahue said. “He knows exactly where to be while everyone else is dodging.”Going up against the eighth-best defense in the country and best in the ACC is going to present a different challenge than the type Barber thrived against at OCC. He has experience and success away from the Orange, but now after a successful first start feels like he has wave of assurance to ride into Saturday afternoon’s showdown.Said Barber: “Just having a start under my belt and knowing I can face a top defense like a Duke team and score on them definitely gives me confidence going into next week.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Veteran animator Eric Goldberg joins faculty

first_imgLegendary animator Eric Goldberg, best known for films such as Aladdin and Pocahontas, will join the John C. Hench Animation Division of Animation and Digital Arts of the School of Cinematic Arts this fall.The appointment was announced June 16 by the SCA.Goldberg has had a long career in animation, working at both Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company on numerous projects including Pocahontas, Hercules and Looney Tunes: Back in Action.Tom Sito, chair of the John C. Hench division, worked closely with Goldberg on many projects and expressed his excitement over having Goldberg join the SCA faculty.“He is one of the greatest animators in the world today. A constant professional,” Sito said. “[He was] a protégé for numerous legendary animators like Chuck Jones.”When Goldberg was 4 years old, he began drawing pictures of cartoons such as Wile E. Coyote, and it wasn’t long until he started making flipbooks. By 13, he was making his own home-made animated films.Goldberg was heavily influenced and inspired by Disney films growing up, with special appreciation for Dumbo and Fantasia. He admired the experimental animation of both films as well as the unlikely protagonist of Dumbo. His love of experimentation would reflect in his later work when he got the chance to direct two sequences in Fantasia 2000: “Carnival of the Animals” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”As a student at the Pratt Institute, Goldberg met and began working with Richard Williams, art director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, who he said taught him “the craft of animation” and would give him his first chance to work on a production in the form of the animated feature, Raggedy Ann & Andy.More than a decade later, Goldberg started at Disney. Within two years, he was given the opportunity to design one of the most memorable characters in Disney history – the Genie from Aladdin. Goldberg co-directed Pocahontas shortly after, in 1995.Sito, who worked as the head of the storyboard department for Pocahontas, noticed particular traits about Goldberg that made him stand out among other animators.“What I’ve always found amazing with Eric is that he would watch a film moving at normal speed and tell you who animated what scene,” Sito said. “Not only for the stuff that we worked on, but even classic cartoons like Tom and Jerry or Bugs Bunny from the 1940s. It’s scary.”Teaching will not be a new endeavor for Goldberg either.“Eric was working at other organizations off and on but not frequently because he is still full time at Disney,” Sito said. “But I know for the quality of education he brings, he deserves a world class environment like SCA where [students] can fully appreciate what he has to teach.”Students are also excited for the chance to be under Goldberg’s tutelage.“I’m thrilled that Eric Goldberg is coming to USC,” Samantha Vilfort, a junior majoring in animation, said. “He’s an insanely gifted animator, an absolute legend in the industry, and I can’t wait to see how he’s going to inspire the SCA ‘animajors.’”Troy Peterson, a class of 2017 critical studies student with a passion for animation history, also expressed excitement over his arrival.“I wish I could take one of his classes because he always talked about animation history with so much respect and knowledge,” Peterson said. “I grew up watching him talk about animation history and clearly he has the passion for it. [SCA animation students] are really going to learn a lot from him.”For the fall semester, Goldberg will teach CTAN 577a, a graduate-level animation fundamentals course at SCA. In addition, he plans to continue working at Disney.last_img read more