If you have ever listened to A Tribe Called Quest, Linden Boulevard in Queens is a prominent locale that showed the hip-hop legends always staying true to their roots. This past July, after the passing of Phife Dawg aka Malik Taylor in March, a mural was created on the corner of Linden and 192nd Street in St. Albans, dedicated to Phife, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi White.The significance of the mural, outside of being a beautiful tribute to Tribe and “hip-hop hieroglyphics” as mural co-organizer Theron Smith calls it, is that it is also where the group filmed the video for “Check The Rhime” in ’91, on top of the Nu-Clear Dry Cleaners laundromat roof.The artist that created the mural, Vincent Ballantine, said, “Not only do I have to represent, I gotta represent, represent two times….it’s a dedication to a group that was pivotal when it comes to what hip-hop history is, and to what my history is….to stand on the boulevard of Linden is like ok, this is a beautiful thing.”“Check The Rhime” – Back in the day on the boulevard of Linden….[via NME]
The World Health Organization (WHO) said the end of the outbreak in the east, where insecurity is also endemic, was a cause for celebration as it had been a tough and often dangerous two years for those involved in fighting it. No new cases of the disease have been reported in the north-east of the country, where dozens of armed groups operate, since April 27. However, Congo, which is the size of mainland western Europe, is dealing a fresh Ebola outbreak in the north-west of the country. Some 2,280 people died since the outbreak began in August 2018. The second-worst outbreak of Ebola in history in Democratic Republic of Congo has officially been declared over, almost two years after it began. The case in Mbandaka was announced on June 1 where 13 people have since died. Genetic analysis shows it is a different strain of the virus to that found in the east. The WHO in Congo has told the BBC the situation in Mbandaka – the country’s 11th outbreak – is nearly under control. (BBC) The deadliest outbreak on record was in West Africa between 2014 and 2016 with more than 11,000 deaths. Ebola responders carry the body of an 11-year-old girl on May 8, 2019, who died after being admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo. THE NEW YORK TIMES
But even with the back four intact, the defense was still not able to find a rhythm. The second and third goals both came on additional defensive errors. Bourdeau, yet again, caused trouble down the line, getting inside on defender Robbie Hughes and knocking the ball into the middle. The player waiting there was not being covered and tipped the ball in easily. Ian McIntyre sat alone at the end of the bench. There was still 15 minutes left to play in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Rutgers, but the deflated coach abandoned his usual post, standing a few yards to the left of midfield for the solace of the covered bench. ‘I was tired, I think emotionally and physically,’ McIntyre said. The offense provided little support. Although its attacks came close every time, no one was able to finish. Seven corner kicks and a few good crosses left the ball in the center of the Rutgers box, but Syracuse could not settle the ball. The team had 19 shots to Rutgers’ eight and still lost 3-0. Comments [email protected] So there he sat. Facebook Twitter Google+ The back four was unable to stay on its men, letting the Rutgers offense slip into the middle almost uncontested. Although the Syracuse (2-8-5, 0-4-3 Big East) defense allowed Rutgers (4-9-1, 1-6-0 Big East) to muster only eight shots, more than one-third of them found the back of the net. Minutes later, Arena was back on defense. ‘I don’t think it was working as well as I was hoping it would,’ McIntyre said. ‘It looked good on paper.’ McIntyre, the Syracuse men’s soccer coach, had just watched his team surrender three goals to the worst team in the Big East. An SU defense that kept the team in numerous games while the offense struggled had just broken down on three separate occasions. His offense, which has struggled to score all season, repeatedly created and then botched all its chances.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘We need to work on finishing more,’ Bibbs said. ‘And I think individual defending we’ll work on a lot this week before Louisville comes in.’ ‘Nick Bibbs is a good defender,’ Arena said. ‘And if I’m going to play up top in a wide position, someone like Nick Bibbs is perfect back there. He’s a good defender, he’s fast, he’s good with his feet.’ Despite having a consistently solid defense, McIntyre said he decided to switch things up in search of an offensive spark. He moved senior outside back Justin Arena up to midfield, putting Nick Bibbs, who played defensive midfielder for most of the season, into Arena’s spot. With conference play coming to a close, a win Saturday would have put the Orange in a good position to clinch one of the two remaining Big East tournament spots. A loss, however, means it is clinging to sixth place. With two games remaining this season, the team will need to win both to guarantee a postseason berth. On Wednesday, Syracuse will face No. 2 Louisville, which is undefeated in the Big East. So with only a few days, after a loss to the Big East’s worst team, to prepare to play the conference’s best team, Bibbs said SU has a lot to work on in practice. And the final goal was simply a matter of not marking. Salmon was unmarked in the middle of the box and headed the ball unchallenged into the goal. ‘The second goal — I don’t know how their striker was so open to get the toe poke into the corner,’ Bibbs said. ‘Well, he came across one of our center backs. That can’t happen. … We’ve got to be tight on our marks. The third goal was just — you need to have the courage or something to win the ball in the air. He had a free header and just banged it right into the corner. Those types of goals can’t happen.’ But McIntyre’s decision resulted in the first goal. Published on October 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm Bibbs matched up on the right side of the field with Rutgers midfielder Nate Bourdeau. Bibbs said he was not marking Bourdeau tightly enough. So when Bourdeau got possession down the sideline, Bibbs’ tackle did not come off cleanly. The ball deflected off Bourdeau to Rutgers’ Yannick Salmon, who was waiting in the middle of the field. Salmon’s shot went into the upper corner of the goal, nowhere near SU keeper Jeremy Vuolo.
Manager Shane Ronayne is hoping his side will follow up the victories over Wexford and Roscommon by beating Down in Ardfinnan tomorrow (throw-in 3.00pm).This is the XV selected for the clash with the Ulster county:1 Lauren Fitzpatrick, Ballymacarbry 2 Maria Curley, Templemore 3 Emma Buckley, Cahir 4 Elaine Kelly, Cappawhite 5 Eimear Myles, Brian Borus 6 Samantha Lambert, Ardfinnan (Captain) 7 Siobhan Condon, Aherlow 8 Jennifer Grant, Brian Borus 9 Gillan O’Brien, Moyle Rovers10 Roisin McGrath, Moyle Rovers 11 Aisling McCarthy, Cahir 12 Catherina Walsh, Moycarkey Borris 13 Edith Carroll, Galtee Rovers 14 Patricia Hickey, Brian Borus 15 Sarah Everard, Moyle Rovers