Halberstam honored with square

first_imgIn life, David L. Halberstam ’55 cherished his days as a student writer for The Harvard Crimson, a gig that jump-started his legendary career as an investigative journalist whose efforts eventually won the Pulitzer Prize. Now, the late Halberstam has been memorialized near his former Plympton Street stomping grounds with the unveiling of the new Halberstam Square at the intersection of Linden, Bow, and Mount Auburn streets.Rain deterred the Oct. 6 outdoor festivity, which would have involved installing the official Halberstam Square plaque. Instead, Cambridge Mayor David P. Maher hosted the public dedication inside The Harvard Crimson, where alumni, city councilors, and Halberstam’s many admirers packed the house.“Halberstam used his education and narrative skill to expose state-sanctioned injustice and to challenge untruths coming from powerful people. His relentless questioning of individuals and institutions took immense personal courage,” said Maher, who applauded Halberstam’s lasting legacy in the Cambridge community.At Harvard, Halberstam was a sports editor and managing editor of The Crimson. Though he was a history concentrator, “David majored in the Crimson … it was his life,” said classmate Stanley Katz ’55, Ph.D. ’61.Halberstam’s daughter Julia said that, faced with a lack of an engagement ring, her father proposed to her mother instead with his Crimson medal. “The Crimson was where he learned to take the kind of risks that shaped the rest of his career,” she said.After leaving Harvard, Halberstam took a post at the Daily Times Leader in West Point, Miss., where, said Katz, Halberstam was a reporter, a photographer, and even sold advertising. There he covered the Emmett Till murder trial, and later, at The Tennessean in Nashville, wrote about the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement. The New York Times later recruited Halberstam, who, at the age of 30, won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Vietnam War.Harvard Crimson President Peter Zhu ’11 said Halberstam “stands out as someone to whom we can all aspire towards.”The author of more than 20 books, including “The Children” and “The Best and the Brightest,” Halberstam was an avid sports lover, and also wrote books on Michael Jordan and the NFL. He died in a 2007 car crash in Menlo Park, Calif.Halberstam’s daughter read an excerpt from the lecture on journalism he gave at the University of California, Berkeley, the night before he was killed. “There is, I think, craft. I think you can keep learning for those of you who are starting out. How do you do it? Knowing where to look. Knowing how to build steam. Knowing how to sustain a narrative drive. How to keep a reader interested, this is a real challenge. You have to make it accurate, then you have to learn how to dramatize it, to bring it alive, to find the people and the events to make it real. So you’re not just a reporter, and you’re not just a historian. You’re a playwright, too. You’ve got to bring the drama. Impress on people why they need to know it.”last_img read more

Let Gernot Rohr go, Odegbami tells NFF

first_img “In 1968, for example, at the Mexico Olympic Games, a Nigerian, according to some people the best Nigerian player of all time, Teslim Thunder Balogun, coached the Green Eagles that played against the greatest football nation on earth at the time, Brazil, to a pulsating, well-earned 2-2 draw. That’s over half a Century ago! The surviving members of the 1973 All-Africa Games Green Eagles that won the Gold medal can testify that, the brain behind that victory was another great former ex-international player, Captain and then assistant coach of the team, Mr. Dan Anyiam, a very intelligent, eloquent, well-trained and educated coach. The exploits of Stephen Keshi of recent years as a coach are unmatched by any coach local or foreign in our entire history. Are these not Nigerians? “If we had continued in the trajectory of using the best trained Nigerians as our national coaches, inviting foreign coaches without pedigree to handle their national team in concession to their ‘superiority’ would not arise in 2020. Gernot Rohr has done his bit and collected his wages. Every month he was paid $50,000 Dollars? Who earns that kind of money for the amount of work he did in the years of his stay in Nigeria? It is ludicrous. What did he really do? Did he win any international trophies for Nigeria? Did he impact the Nigerian league and domestic players in any way? Did he train any Nigerian coaches to be able to take over from him? The longest time he stayed with the national team for any stretch was a maximum of four weeks, twice in the 4 years of his expiring contract – before and during the World Cup in 2018, and before AFCON in 2019. Every other time all he did was assemble players from Europe two days to a match, selected his lineup for the match and returned to his paid ‘vacation’. Which Nigerian coach worth any salt cannot do what he did for Nigeria? Is that what anyone should earn $50,000 Dollars a month for? Even the scouting for Nigerian-born players in Europe that constitute a large percentage of his team presently is done by a hardworking Nigerian man, Tunde Adelakun, we are told. Now with Covid-19 and its economic consequences, no one should even be thinking of expending unavailable foreign exchange for a job Nigerians can handle and that does not require rocket science, period. To suggest a wage-cut is even annoying. Was the size of his wage the reason for his failure? We are entering a new phase in the ongoing War of global Civilizations. No African should promote color or racial superiority in African football. No Nigerian dares do so at this point. read also:Odegbami: Nigeria May Never See Another Rashidi Yekini So, I choose to be foolish. I shall thank Gernot Rohr for all the good services he has rendered and release him. I shall get one of our own qualified sons, and sink or swim with him into that emerging new world order beyond Covid-19.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The former Green Eagles and Shooting Stars Football Club striker stated in his column that Nigerians should not see Rohr as the best option for the national team job, saying the country is blessed with qualified coaches to perform the magic. “I shall disregard what the promoters of Gernot Rohr are saying that no Nigerian coach is qualified enough to handle the national football team of the country even after the German had failed in his years as the manager to deliver on the soft mandates given to him. To think this way is disrespectful and denigrating to all Black people. To imagine that the German is now willing to accept new conditions deliberately designed for him to reject, means there is more to the whole matter than meets the eye, or he knows the value of the Super Eagles’ job more than his Nigerian bosses do. Is it because he loves the country more than Nigerians? Who really loves the Nigerian? Covid-19 pandemic has become an eye-opener. “I choose to be foolish on the matter of Gernot Rohr. Let him go ‘jeje’ with his ‘superior’ knowledge of football and serve elsewhere. “We forget our history and the capacity of Nigerians to succeed. Nigeria’s football legend, Chief Olusegun Odegbami, has urged Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, not to renew the contract of Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr. Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar House10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTESTicket collection for Sunday’s Historic All-Ireland quarter-final v Kerry can be collected tomorrow, Thursday between 8pm and 9pm in the Clubhouse. Please keep an eye on your e-mail and Facebook in case the collection has to be moved to Friday evening – if you don’t hear or see anything, come ahead on Thursday night. The Minor Board Executive are also having a meeting on Thursday evening at 7pm. Please be on time so we can be finished for the ticket collection.The Minor Football Div. 1 League semi-finals scheduled for this Friday (August 3rd) have been postponed, they will be reaffixed for the following week. Details when we get them.  Please remember to pay for your Club Tie if you have not already done so….. There are a few extra ties (€15) if anyone wants to get their hands on one, a very limited number so be quick if you want one. Best of luck to Rory, Kevin and Donegal on Sunday as they travel to Croke Park to take on Kerry for the first time in Championship action.The Senior hurlers had a good win over MacCumhaills last Wednesday and if Burt beat MacCumhaills our boys will meet Burt in the Final.The Minor boys footballers claimed the Northern Board League title last week courtesy of a 1-08 to 0-08 win over Cloughaneely in Dunfanaghy, they take on Aodh Rua, Ballyshannon in the county semi-final this Friday (Aug. 3rd) in Ballybofey. They also have championship quarter-final first leg away to Urris this Wednesday (Aug. 1st).The U14 boys are also in Championship action on Wednesday evening at home to MacCumhaills, the winners will meet Buncrana in the Northern final. They had a huge win over Naomh Conaill in last week’s League Final winning by 1-20 to 0-03.The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy is on a two week break and will return on Friday, August 17th. The Sunday morning Football Academy is also on a break and will return on August 19th.The U16 Hurlers had a walk over from the Gaels last Thursday. They play away this Thursday against MacCumhaills. The bus will leave at 5:45pm.The U12 Hurlers had a good win away to the Gaels. They play at home to MacCumhaills this Thursday. U16 Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. U12 Hurling training Tuesday at 5:30. As usual all new hurlers welcome.Money is now being collected for the Club Ties for those still to pay. If you ordered one and still haven’t got it, contact Paul McGovern on 086-8114151 to arrange collection. There are still a limited number available for anyone that wants to get their hands on one.Rumour has it that Brian Kelly has a milestone birthday in the next week or so (Lordy, Lordy!!).The Letterkenny Reunion will have their Gaelic Match next Wednesday, August 8th in the Park and is always great entertainment. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot. 3 winners matched 3 numbers and win €35 each: Dessie Larkin, New Mills; Neil Campbell and Kieran Tobin, Orchard Grove (all card). Numbers drawn were: 1-3-11-24. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,200.We extend our sympathies to the Grimes family on the sad passing of Frank, a true gentleman.Paul McGovernGAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTESlast_img read more