Guiseppe Marotta in talks to become Inter chief

first_imgGuiseppe Marotta is set to join Inter Milan as part of a boardroom revamp at the club.The Former Juventus chief executive has traveled to Suning’s headquarters in Nanjing, China to hold meetings with Inter Milan majority shareholder Zhang Jindong and his son, Steven Zhang.Zhang was confirmed the president of the Nerazzurri at the end of last month, succeeding Erick Thohir.Marotta is believed to have travelled to discuss his proposed role at Inter before putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Despite the arrival of the former Sampdoria CEO it is understood that Sporting Director, Piero Ausilio will retain his position at the club, while chief football operations officer Giovanni Gardini and managing director Alessandro Antonello will also keep their jobs.Marotta is free to speak to other clubs after his contract with Juventus was terminated at the end of October.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Italian is widely credited with being instrumental in the revival of the Bianconeri’s fortunes over the last decade.His impact in Turin led to speculation he could take up a similar position in England, with Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal believed to have been monitoring him.However, when asked about his future earlier this month, Marotta insisted he was keen to remain in Italy.“I will not go abroad,” he said, as quoted in Goal.“Italy represents the best, of sport and more. For my part there is the will to stay here. I intend to continue my business in this country.”last_img read more

WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Defeat Cathedral High Improve To 52

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (5-2) defeated Cathedral High School by a score of 5-0 on Monday, April 30 at Town Park in Wilmington.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance allowing only 2 hits with 14 strikeouts. She pitched a no-hitter into the sixth.Runs were hard to come by for both teams. Wilmington left runners in scoring position in the first two innings. The Wildcats finally scored one in the fourth on a double by Ally Moran and an RBI infield out by Adele Burton (2 RBI).In the 6th inning, the Wildcats broke it open when four consecutive batters (Dana Goulet (single), Antonia Kieran (single), Ally Moran (walk), and Adele Burton (error) reached base. Ryan Bailey had an RBI single in that frame.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats’ Offense Explodes For 15 Runs In Win Over NewburyportIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday January 30 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, January 30, 2019:#1) WHS Class Of 2021 Fundraiser At 99 RestaurantThe WHS Class of 2021 is holding a “Dining For A Cause” Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 4pm to 11pm. Bring this flyer and 15% of your bill will be donated to Wilmington High School’s sophomore class. Applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  (No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.)#2) WHS Boys Hockey In ActionThe Wilmington High School Varsity Boys Hockey Team hosts Lexington High at 8pm at Ristuccia Arena. The JV Boys Hockey Team hosts Woburn High at 2:30pm at Ristuccia Arena.#3) Preschool Storytime At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Preschool Storytime at 10:30am. This mixed-age storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to accompany the child and participate in the activities.#4) Tech Help At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its weekly tech help drop-in hours from 2pm to 3pm. Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Drop in the library to see if Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, can help.#5) Wilmington High School Advisory Council MeetingThe Wilmington High School’s School Advisory Council meets at 3pm in the High School’s Main Office Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, January 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, January 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

The musics officially over for Woodstock 50 festival

first_imgA music fan at the Woodstock festival in his car covered in anti-war slogans for love and peace. The Woodstock 50 event celebrating the anniversary of the iconic event has been canceled.  Getty Images The Woodstock 50 music festival is a no-go. The festival made an official statement on Wednesday canceling the event, but said it’s hoping the artists already paid to perform will donate 10% of their fees to the charity HeadCount, a nonprofit targeting voter registration in the US.The legendary Woodstock music festival — which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in August — was originally scheduled for Aug. 16 through Aug. 18 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Tags 22 Photos 0 “We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the festival we imagined with the great lineup we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,” Michael Lang, co-founder of Woodstock, said in the statement.”We released all the talent so any involvement on their part would be voluntary,” Lang added. “Due to conflicting radius issues in the DC area many acts were unable to participate and others passed for their own reasons.”Festival headliner Miley Cyrus announced on Tuesday that she backed out of the festival. Along with other musical acts including the Raconteurs, the Lumineers, Jay-Z and the Dead & Company, John Fogerty also confirmed he will not be performing at Woodstock.Original Woodstock 1969 performers Santana, John Sebastian and Country Joe McDonald also pulled out of the festival. Originally published July 31, 7:07 p.m. PT.  Post a commentcenter_img Lollapalooza 2019: YouTube lets you watch without heading to Chicago Uh-oh. Ja Rule might be planning a Fyre Festival follow-up SXSW 2019: The weirdest sights from the world’s largest culture fest Test your music system with these great rock tracks Share your voice More music festivals Musiclast_img read more

Manju resumes electioneering after 4hour boycott

first_imgNazrul Islam ManjuBNP’s mayoral candidate in Khulna City Corporation elections Nazrul Islam Manju has resumed electioneering four hours after his decision to refrain from the election campaign.Manju on Thursday morning boycotted his campaign protesting the arrest of 19 leaders and activists of the party.But he backtracked from his earlier decision at around 1:00pm Thursday and declared his decision to resume campaigning at a press briefing at Khulna BNP office.He said, “BNP has taken this election as a part of the ongoing movement, so there is no scope to keep away from election.”Then he resumed his campaign along with his supporters.On Wednesday night, law enforcers arrested 19 leaders and activists of BNP, including its city unit publicity affairs secretary Asaduzzaman Murad, Jubo Dal president Mahbub Hossain, district unit president Mostafaul Bari Lablu and district unit Jatiyatabadi Chhatral Dal general secretary Golam Mostafa Tuhin from different parts of the city.Manju alleged that the law enforcers were trying to terrorise BNP leaders and activists into keeping away from the election campaign.The BNP mayoral candidate also claimed that the ruling Awami League men were violating the election code of conduct but the Election Commission did not pay heed to his allegations.He also urged the authorities concerned to create a level-playing field and stop others from intimidating his party men.Khulna City Corporation election is scheduled to be held on 15 May.last_img read more

Warren ShaddWorlds First AfricanAmerican Piano Maker

first_imgWarren Shadd, the World’s First African-American Piano Maker. (Photo Courtesy of shaddpianos.com)DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. — Warren Shadd adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family – his grandmother, his father, and his mother – all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from The Washington Daily News about him as a 13-year-old musical prodigy.Of all the remembrances, however, particularly significant to him is a certificate from the District of Columbia Piano Technicians Guild awarded on May 1, 1967 to James H. Shadd, his father, a professional pianist and piano technician. The certificate hangs as a reminder of the rich musical legacy from which he descends, Shadd said.Shadd is a third generation musician, second generation piano technician and first generation piano manufacturer, as well as the first African-American piano manufacturer in the world. It is what he was destined to do, he explained. “I am the chosen one,” he said, without a hint of sarcasm. “Not only am I the first African-American piano manufacturer, but unfortunately, we don’t make any other musical instruments, even down to things like music stands or drumsticks or guitar strings or accessories. So, I’m kind of like the first and only.”His company, SHADD Inc., is headquartered in the Bronx, N.Y., he said, but at his home in Maryland, he houses eight of his creations, including the acoustic concert grand piano played on American Idol last season, and the one Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Richard Smallwood use to record his upcoming album.Smallwood had nothing but praise for Shadd’s pianos. “First of all, for a pianist, it feels and sounds like every piano you’ve ever wanted to play,” he said, “your dream piano in terms of the highs, the lows, the mids, the harmonics. It’s just an incredible piece of work.“Not only does it have wonderful sound, but it’s beautiful, just a gorgeous piece of furniture. I would play it every day.”Producing world-class instruments wasn’t always Shadd’s dream. After withdrawing from Howard University when he got a record deal, he toured as a drummer with famous jazz artists like Sarah Vaughn, Jimmy Smith, Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, and his aunt, Shirley Horn. He also performed in the Broadway hit musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’” with singer Nell Carter and the original cast until Carter, who went on to television fame, decided she wanted to stop the show and tour privately.“As a musician, you’re out of work immediately,” Shadd said, explaining the unpredictable nature of the industry. “Then you’re trying to catch onto the next [show.] Each time it becomes arduous, and you still have bills to pay.”Shadd said he thought long and hard about how to sustain himself without relying on other people. He said he decided to work on pianos, which he learned to do in his parents’ basement when he in high school. “I took the resources that I had and made something happen out of those particular resources, which actually helped me later on when it came to formulating my ideas of what are the best parts in a piano to make it sound great,” he said.After the death of his father in 1993, Shadd took over his father’s business, Shadd’s Piano Hospital Service. Shadd’s father had been the exclusive piano technician for Howard Theatre, Shadd said. He would go with his father to the theater while he tuned pianos for musicians such as James Brown, Count Basie, [Duke] Ellington, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and vocalists Pearl Bailey and Peggy Lee.One day, Shadd was tuning a piano when his client gave him the idea for manufacturing pianos. “Old Mr. Tucker started crying, so I turned around and asked, ‘Mr. Tucker, what’s going on?’” Shadd said.“Mr. Tucker said, ‘Shadd? See that piano?’ He points his finger right where the logo was on the piano. ‘That right there should say ‘Shadd’ because you’re the only one.’“I was like, ‘Okay, Mr. Tucker! I got these ideas!’ I had written down some ideas about how to enhance the volume and the sound of acoustic pianos. So I went down and dusted these old pieces of paper that I wrote four or five years previously, and I started really tinkering around with the piano.”That was the inception of SHADD Inc., he said. Thirteen years later, the company is 60 percent finished with a white acoustic concert grand piano that will go to the Vatican City, he said. “There are certain things that I thought would make my brand super huge immediately,” Shadd said. “[The Vatican] seems untouchable. Unattainable. It’s so way and beyond up there.”Aside from the Vatican, Shadd, whose pianos have been played by jazz pianist Monty Alexander,  singers Gregory Porter and Harry Connick Jr., and a host of other famous jazz musicians, also has aspirations of building a piano for President Barack Obama.Additionally, the company has manufactured a hybrid piano with features like speakers on the front of the piano, a bench with surround sound speakers, screens to allow for interactive virtual teaching and learning, and many other innovative accessories. “We tested for over a year with autistic, deaf, and blind children,” Shadd said. “This will be great assistive technology.”ReeRinn, a partially deaf pianist and teacher, expressed excitement when she was introduced to Shadd’s pianos. Numerous childhood ear infections left Rinn unable to detect high register sounds, and though she received a bachelor’s degree in music, Rinn said she was never able to hear the last 10 notes on the piano until she heard Shadd’s hybrid piano.“I suddenly found myself nearly in tears when I realized I could hear piano notes I had never heard before,” she said.”This was astonishing to me and an immensely moving experience.”Shadd recalled her reaction when she first heard the piano. “She started screaming out, ‘I can hear it! I can hear it! I don’t know what this is!’” he said.”That might have been my greatest moment.”SHADD Inc. is building more models of the interactive hybrid, he said, as well as a keyboard version of it, which he plans to ship to children in impoverished communities and developing countries.Shadd said that though he has received a great deal of recognition and though his last name does appear in large letters on both sides of his pianos, he says it’s more about paying homage to those who nurtured him to be the businessman he is today. “I have so much respect for my family name,” he said. “I just continued that name, which is my name, with respect. It has a lot to do with paying homage to the blood, sweat and tears of my father. It was playing homage to all of the family, my grandmother, my grandfather . . . all the people that were super engaged in music.”last_img read more