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Waramuri Primary beat Santa Rosa Secondary in 10/10 clash

first_imgBRUCE Vincent and Alex Frazer helped Waramuri Primary defeat Santa Rosa Secondary School by 94 runs on Tuesday at the Waramuri Recreational Ground in the Moruca Sub Region in a T10 hardball encounter. Under overcast conditions the match as witnessed by a fair-size crowd of parents, children and teachers. The home team, including many players from the Waramuri Primary School’s secondary department were inserted to take first strike on the ExxonMobil-sponsored upgraded ground and they did not disappoint.Led by 13-year-old opening batsman Vincent, they were able to race to a whopping 157-1 from their allotted overs. He batted with maturity, struck 11 fours and a six in his unbeaten 63. He shared in an opening partnership of 94 runs with Jason Austin who contributed a patient 26 (2×4, 1×6). Skipper Nico Vincent joined younger brother Bruce and kept the pressure on, as he made a quick-fire unbeaten 39 (4×4, 3×6). Santa Rosa Secondary’s Raul Partab was the lone successful wicket-taker with 1-27 off his two overs.In reply, Santa Rosa were restricted to a paltry 63-7 as their overs expired without any of their batsmen dominating.Middle-order batsmen Kelly Greenidge (21) and Shamar John (13) were able to play a few shots.Bowling for Waramuri, Frazer finished with 3-18 from his two overs.last_img read more

University hosts annual USC Women’s Conference

first_imgThe seventh annual USC Women’s Conference covered topics of female empowerment and the road to female success in the workforce on Thursday around the University Park campus.  The Women Thrive panel was one of many events at the conference and hosted women in the professional world, including many alumnae, who spoke about their journey to success.The conference aimed to empower and connect women by inviting successful women in the workforce to share their stories. The theme this year was “Be Bold and Thrive!” The conference consisted of a series of events running from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There were two workshop sessions early in the day, and then the panel took place in the afternoon.Among the speakers was Lynda Resnick, owner of Fiji Water and POM Wonderful among other companies, who said she and her husband Stewart made a promise to use their success to give back to the world.“About 30 years ago, Stewart had the opportunity to buy what they call a ‘carbon black’ company,” Resnick said. “Yeah, we could have made a lot of money making tires or whatever the company was going to do, but we really made a decision that day … [to give] back to the Earth, not [take] away from it.”After helping improve the infrastructure of the Central Valley town of Lost Hills, Resnick said she realized how much her work helps her give back.“We’re all the same in this planet,” Resnick said. “Isn’t it just luck and privilege that puts us here? I never forgot one day how lucky I am, and I feel that [my] occupation is inherent in what I do to give back.”Elizabeth Rosenbaum, film director and USC alumna, said she’s had to adapt to the climate of the business world in order to find success.“The way I’ve felt like I’ve navigated through the landscape is to go against my own nature. I was raised to be very polite and to, you know, not be too pushy … [But] that’s not how you have to behave in the film industry,” Rosenbaum said.In addition, Rosenbaum explained how being rejected from jobs and projects has helped push her to where she is today.“I’m not deterred by rejection, and I think that’s something that’s very against my nature and a lot of my girlfriends’ as well,” Rosenbaum said. “For me, I’ve had to turn my whole attitude from getting rejected as kind of like a dare or a fun challenge, because otherwise you would be under your covers every day in this industry. Whatever is on my bio, there’s 10 times more things I’ve gone up for that I didn’t get, and that’s hard sometimes, but I’ve started to kind of enjoy it.”USC alumna Sara Happ, founder and CEO of Sara Happ Inc., a cosmetics line known for popularizing the lip scrub, said the toughest thing about having a business is preparing for failure.“I think what’s toughest about it is forcing problems before they happen and being calm and having a plan in place for when they do,” Happ said. “You want the best outcome … but it’s being prepared for the failures that will inevitably happen and being really, really optimistic and taking big risks that are calculated right and then planning for when it all goes wrong.”Compton Mayor Aja Brown, a USC alumna, said she wanted to be the city’s mayor because every city deserves a good leader.“I was discontent about the way my city looked, and I just think that every person deserves to live in a community that has everything that it needs and it deserves to have great leadership,” Brown said. “After trying to convince some decent people that I know to run, they all pointed the fingers back at me, so I decided to take the challenge and I stepped out there, and about a year later I won.”Brown said she believes she won the election by being genuine to voters.“In my experience as an urban planner, I have been able to get some great projects done and give [back to] the communities I served,” Brown said. “I had a track record … I was truly just a person that had done the work and was really able to see what the issues were and provided a plan.”According to Brown, women shouldn’t wait for opportunity. Instead, she encouraged leaders to step up and take positions.“Don’t wait for someone to invite you to run for office, because they never will,” Brown said. “If you think that you have the leadership skills and you’re passionate about it … you need to step in and fill that role, because people need great leaders, and I think women naturally are just amazing leaders and you really have the tools enabling to bring people together.”last_img read more

Trojans look to duplicate success

first_imgA season ago, USC disposed of California — almost seamlessly.The Trojans compiled 602 yards of total offense. Quarterback Matt Barkley, then a sophomore, threw five touchdown passes — a single-game school record. Perhaps most impressively, they led 42-0 at halftime en route to a 34-point victory over the Golden Bears.“That day everything went right for us,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said of the win, which snapped a two-game losing skid. “It was just one of those better days and that happens in football where everything goes right for you and everything goes wrong for them.”Making his mark · Last year, junior quarterback Matt Barkley tossed five touchdown passes against California in a 48-14 win. Through five games in 2011, he has thrown 14 touchdowns compared with four interceptions. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanUnder coach Jeff Tedford, Cal (3-2, 0-2) hasn’t beaten USC since 2003 and in its last three games against the Trojans (4-1, 2-1) — all losses — it has been outscored by a combined score of 95-20.USC, nonetheless, hopes to continue its modest seven-game winning streak over Cal on Thursday, as it faces the Golden Bears at AT&T Park in San Francisco (Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., is undergoing renovations).Offensively, at least, it doesn’t appear as if the Trojans should anticipate much of a dropoff, as they rank 15th nationally in passing yards this season with an average of 318 yards per game. Barkley, in particular, has posted some impressive numbers of his own, completing more than 70 percent of his passes for 1,587 yards, 14 touchdowns and a mere four interceptions.In two career games against Cal, Barkley has thrown for 635 yards with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 5:1.“I think I’ve been really well prepared,” Barkley said of his success against the Golden Bears. “They try to be confusing with their defensive fronts and schemes, but we have done a great job in the past at protecting what they’ve brought.”Though the passing game is arguably as proficient as ever — sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods and freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee have combined for 76 receptions for 1,070 yards and nine touchdowns — the Trojans’ running attack has appeared rather inconsistent through five games, ranking just 70th nationally with 136.6 rushing yards per game.Though senior tailback Marc Tyler leads the team in rushing with 338 yards and two touchdowns on 72 carries, he missed the opener against Minnesota because of a suspension that lasted for much of training camp and has been inconsistent at times this season.Against Utah and Arizona State, Tyler finished with 113 yards and 149 yards, respectively. Against Syracuse and Arizona, though, he combined for a mere 76 yards on the ground.“It definitely shows up on film in the second half of games,” Kiffin said when asked about any lingering effects of the suspension.But if anything were to be labeled inconsistent, it might be the Trojans’ defense.Despite opening the year by allowing just 17 and 14 points in wins over Minnesota and Utah, the Trojans allowed 43 and 41 points, respectively, against Arizona State and Arizona, marking the first time in program history that it surrendered at least 40 points in consecutive games.The Golden Bears feature a passing attack that could challenge that inexperienced defense, as sophomore wide receiver Keenan Allen and senior wide receiver Marvin Jones have combined for 68 catches for 1,109 yards and seven touchdowns.“Jeff [Tedford’s] a great quarterbacks coach and he’s got [quarterback Zach Maynard] playing well,” USC assistant head coach Monte Kiffin said. “They’ve also got a balanced attack. They can run the football and take some pressure off the quarterback.”With an extra week to prepare, however, the Trojans remain hopeful their defense won’t have a repeat performance.“We always strive to be perfect,” sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey said. “And this game, hopefully we can put it all together. We got to because it’s been a bye week.”Perhaps more concerning is the element of playing on the road, as the game marks just the second time this season USC has left Southern California.Each of USC’s four wins this season have come within the friendly confines of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.“This is the second time on the road, so it’s really important we come out and set the tempo,” Robey said.Against Arizona State, USC’s only road contest of the season thus far, the Sun Devils march out to a 21-6 lead midway through the second quarter.Thursday’s contest against Cal will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.last_img read more

3 things Dino Babers said: Eric Dungey to get 2nd opinion, Baylor’s head coach opening and Cordell Hudson working back

first_imgDino Babers held his weekly press conference before Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) plays its final home game against No. 17 Florida State (7-3, 4-3) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. With two games left on its schedule, SU needs two wins to guarantee a bowl berth and one more would get it to five wins. If it gets to five wins, SU could get into a bowl game if there aren’t enough six-win teams.Check out three things Babers addressed Monday.Eric Dungey getting a second opinionSyracuse quarterback Eric Dungey sat out the Orange’s matchup with North Carolina State after he was hit high against Clemson and left the matchup with the Tigers. Zack Mahoney started against the Wolfpack, finishing the game 14-of-24 for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception. On Monday, Babers reiterated that he didn’t expect Mahoney to step in and be as good as Dungey had been and that he thought Mahoney played well against N.C. State.Babers said Dungey was at practice last week, but he has not yet been cleared to practice by doctors. The SU head coach said Dungey is also getting a second opinion from doctors and that they do not yet know what injury he has. When asked whether Dungey’s injury might be career-ending, Babers said he’d rather not speculate on the quarterback’s injury. The depth chart has Dungey, Mahoney and Austin Wilson all listed as potential starters for the Florida State game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They were going through tests and now they’re going through secondary tests, they’re getting a second opinion,” Babers said. “So we have to wait for a second opinion.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorBabers has not been contacted to fill Baylor’s head coach openingAfter firing former head coach Art Briles over a sexual assault scandal, Baylor hired interim head coach Jim Grobe. But the school will be looking for a replacement and Babers, who coached under Briles at Baylor until 2011, is a natural fit. Babers knows the Baylor offense, which Baylor had previously recruited for.“No, there’s been no contact,” Babers said about whether a firm or Baylor had contacted him about the potential opening.Babers later said he’s focused on bringing SU to a bowl game after a question about potential interest in college football openings this offseason. A Wall Street Journal report wrote that 17 women have filed sexual or domestic assault complaints against Baylor football players in a four-year span under Briles. The report also alleged that Briles knew about an incident but did not report it. Facebook Twitter Google+ Cordell Hudson being worked back into SU’s lineupAfter missing two games earlier this season, cornerback Cordell Hudson was active for SU’s game against Clemson, traveled with the team but did not play. He was active but wasn’t playing defense when the Orange faced North Carolina State.Redshirt freshman Christopher Fredrick played in place of Hudson, who started earlier this season and at times last season. Fredrick made a nice pass breakup on the first drive of SU’s matchup against N.C. State, but Clemson wide receiver Deon Cain burned Fredrick for a 65-yard touchdown the week prior.“I think you need to (get) Cordell back in,” Babers said, “… conditioning-wise you’re not up to par with the other guys with where the other guys are at (after missing a few games). I think it’s just a matter of working him back in. Now, you also have to play well and Fredrick’s played OK.” Commentscenter_img Published on November 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

“Gleneagles” going for the double

first_imgAfter his stunning win in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, the three-year-old will once-again team-up with jockey Ryan Moore to carry the favourite’s tag in the feature race at 3.20.The action begins today at the Curragh – 1:40.last_img

AYC 2013: Antwi picks MVP award

first_imgGhana U20 and Amidaus Professionals goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi was named Man-of-the-Match in Tuesday’s African Youth Championship semi-final win over Mali in Oran.The Amidaus ace stopped two kicks during the penalty shoot-outs and made some fine saves during open play.CAF’s Technical Study Group member in-charge of the match Adel Moneim Hussein had no doubts about the quality of the Black Satellites gloves man.Antwi becomes the third Ghanaian player to win the Orange Man-of-the-Match at the tournament.Striker Ebenezer Assifuah won it twice during the Group stage and Francis Narh also got the plaque in Ghana’s second match against Benin.last_img

Play It Forward May 15-21: An NBA California lottery worth its weighted Ping-Pong balls

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error NO. 2: NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS:DUCKS vs. PREDATORSDetails/TV: Game 3 at Nashville, Tuesday, 5 p.m., NBCSNSomething to mull over: Before the conference finals started, the Ducks and Predators were given the same 11/4 odds by Bovada.lv to win the Stanley Cup, behind the Penguins (8/5). Yet the Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf was given equal 5/1 odds of winning the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP as was Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin.Also this week in the series: Game 4 at Nashville, Thursday at 5 p.m., NBCSN; Game 5 at Anaheim, Saturday at 4:15 p.m., Channel 4In the Eastern Conference finals: Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa, Games 3 and 4 at Ottawa, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m., NBCSN; Game 5 at Pittsburgh, Sunday at noon, Channel 4.NO. 3: MLB: DODGERS vs. MARLINSDetails/TV: At Dodger Stadium, Thursday-Saturday at 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA; Sunday at 1:10 p.m., SNLA and Ch. 5Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush apparently want to invest heavily in this team near the bottom of the NL East, the one with Don Mattingly still managing to stay employed, having Dee Gordon and A.J. Ellis in tow. This is also the first of 10 home games for the Dodgers in 11 days.Also this week for the Dodgers: At San Francisco, Monday-Tuesday at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.NO. 4: HORSE RACING: 142nd PREAKNESS STAKESDetails/TV: At Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Saturday at approx. 4:35 p.m., Ch. 4One may always be dreaming of having a Triple Crown thoroughbred, like Todd Pletcher is right now with Always Dreaming. After the Kentucky Derby win, Always Dreaming becomes the focal point in this estimated 10-horse field that is expected to also have Classic Empire and Gunnevera. More info: www.preakness.comNO. 5: WNBA: SPARKS vs. MYSTICSDetails/TV: Staples Center, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Spectrum SNApparently, you didn’t miss any big ring ceremony at the Sparks’ 2017 regular-season opener Saturday on national TV. Since a few key Sparks members — Candace Parker, Jantel Lavender and Essence Carson — were still off playing in the Turkish League, they’ve pushed it back to this game. It also allows the Sparks to give a ring to Kristi Toliver, who played for them last year but went the free-agent route to D.C.NO. 6: NBA PLAYOFFS:WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: WARRIORS VS. SPURSDetails/TV: Game 2 at Oakland, Tuesday at 6 p.m., ESPNUntil Warriors-Cavs III reveals itself, this is all window dressing. Hit us up on our pager when that happens. Otherwise …Also this week in the Western Conference finals: Game 3 at San Antonio, Saturday at 6 p.m., ESPNAlso this week in the Eastern Conference semifinals: Washington at Boston Game 7, Monday at 5 p.m., TNT, with the winner moving on to Game 1 against Cleveland, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., TNTNO. 7: MLB: ANGELS vs. WHITE SOXDetails/TV: At Angel Stadium, Monday-Wednesday at 7:07 p.m., FSWWhite Sox sluggers Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu should make the Angels’ pitchers nervous. But now there’s DH/third baseman Matt Davidson, out of Yucaipa, to keep an eye on. Then it’s a trip to New York to start an 11-game road trip becoming part of the Mets’ daily drama (Friday at 4:10 p.m., FSW; Saturday at 4:15 p.m., Channel 11; Sunday at 10:10 a.m., FSW)NO. 8: MLS: GALAXY at MINNESOTADetails/TV: Sunday, 2 p.m., ESPNIn the middle of a four-game road stretch — they aren’t home again until June 17 — the injury-racked Galaxy need to track down this new expansion team based in the Twin Cities, playing games in the football campus stadium of the University of Minnesota, and going by the nickname “Loons.”NO. 9: BEACH VOLLEYBALL: AVP AUSTIN OPENDetails/TV: At Austin, Texas, men’s or women’s final, Sunday at 2 p.m., NBCSNFollowing up on the Huntington Beach Open, the second of eight tour stops goes to Texas at a place called Kreig Fields, just south of downtown and next to the Colorado River. Austin hasn’t been in the AVP rotation since 2005.NO. 10: NASCAR: MONSTER ENERGY OPEN/ALL-STAR RACEDetails/TV: At Charlotte Motor Speedway, N.C., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., FS1Heading into the Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Speedway also stages these events. The fan-voted All Star race (polls close Friday) will have three 20-lap breakout races with the top finishers making the final 10-lap, 10-car sprint, under the lights for the first time. Winner gets $1 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWelcome back to our citywide Ping-Pong tournament/nightmare. Get a paddle ready and start paddling.The “most important NBA Draft lottery since LeBron entered the NBA” in 2003, according to a headline in TheBigLead.com, focuses again on what will become of the Lakers. With the third-worst record in the past regular season, they’re only guaranteed a 46.9 percent chance of keeping any top-three pick. If they fall below that threshold, Philadelphia scoops up their choices and then we’re done playing games about it.Conversely, the Lakers’ 15.6 percent odds of having the No. 1 overall choice makes things intriguing. Boston, because of a trade with Brooklyn, retains the best odds for No. 1 at 25 percent, with Phoenix second at 19.9 percent. What we also realize is Philadelphia could get the No. 1 pick (with its own fourth-place 11.9 percent shot) and the No. 4 choice if the Lakers don’t get the right bounce.And somehow, through all this, the Clippers sit off to the side, with everything in their offices all figured out.The actual NBA Draft takes place June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.center_img Ranking the top 10 sports events May 15-21 you won’t want to miss:NO. 1: NBA: DRAFT LOTTERYDetails/TV: At the New York Hilton Midtown, Tuesday, 5 p.m., ESPNlast_img read more

WHS Fall Sports Meeting is tonight

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington Fall Sports Parents Meeting will be held at the Wellington High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This will include teams from Football, Cross Country, Volleyball and Girls Tennis.Wellington Middle School will have its parents sports meeting on Tuesday, starting at 6:30 p.m.last_img

Pyeongchang Olympics brings ‘real hope’ to divided Koreas, says Bach

first_imgLATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Bach said it had been a “long and difficult journey” to organise an Olympics in Korea, whose two sides are divided by a heavily fortified border — just 30 miles (50 kilometres) from the Games site — and remain technically at war.Officials from France, Germany and Austria all expressed concerns about sending athletes as tensions spiralled last year, when North Korea fired a series of missile tests and exchanged threats of war with the United States.But Bach said: “In all the conversations we had, the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 were never put in doubt. On the contrary, we could always feel support.”“Despite the sometimes worrying political circumstances, we were always standing at the side of our Korean hosts and never talked of a Plan B,” he added.‘Impossible dream’ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Ricci Rivero shuts down transfer rumors Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “The Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 have allowed another new beginning on the Korean peninsula,” Bach told delegates at the opening ceremony for this week’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) session. “They have opened the door for a peaceful dialogue between the Republic of Korea (South) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The Olympic spirit has brought two sides together that for too long were divided by mistrust and animosity. “The Olympic spirit has brought real hope for a brighter future for everyone on the Korean peninsula.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed South Korean President Moon Jae-In has long argued for engagement to bring the North to the negotiating table over its nuclear ambitions.But not all of his countrymen agree and there is a public perception that Moon’s administration made too many concessions to the North to secure its participation at the Olympics. Chiming with Bach, Moon said: “Something truly wonderful is taking place in the divided and war-torn nation… throughout the world the message of peace is echoing.”“One or two months ago, many countries were concerned with the safety of the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. North Korea’s participating in the Games and a unified team under the banner of peace seemed like an impossible dream then,” he added.North Korea is sending 22 athletes to Pyeongchang, along with a large number of officials and an all-female cheer squad.A unified Korean women’s ice hockey team, whose squad includes 12 players from the North, on Sunday made its debut ahead of the Games, losing 3-1 to Sweden in a practice match.The team has proved polarising in South Korea, where it has been blamed for a sudden drop in Moon’s approval ratings.While enthusiastic supporters cheered on the joint team, protesters chanting “Pyongyang Olympics!” also gathered outside, stamping on a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and ripping up the blue-and-white Korean unification flag. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina A general view shows the Olympic rings on the roof of the skating venue of the 2018 Pyeongchang winter Olympics in Gangneung on February 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONESOlympics chief Thomas Bach on Monday said the Pyeongchang Winter Games brought “real hope” to the divided Korean peninsula and conceded there was no “Plan B” even when nuclear tensions put them under threat.Bach was speaking four days ahead of the opening of the Games, which received a major boost when isolated North Korea ended months of bellicose posturing by agreeing to send a contingent of athletes.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Professionals introduce students to classical music

first_imgFourth-grader Jacob Karnofel said the program opens up musical horizons for youngsters like him. “It’s something you can do as a hobby, or even a career,” said the 9-year-old from La Habra. “You also get to meet people and do a lot of good things.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This is something that a lot of them don’t receive in the home,” said Dave Zofrea, a fourth-grade teacher at Lakeview. “Kids love music, and if we can get them exposed and excited for music early on, it does a lot for their learning.” Paris Logan, 9, of Santa Fe Springs got picked to help demonstrate the proper way to hold and play the oboe. “I think this is fun. There’s a lot of instruments I’d never heard of,” said the fourth-grader. Since 1988, the Rio Hondo Symphony Association has brought the program to Whittier and Rowland Heights area schools. The program receives funding from county Supervisor Don Knabe’s office, private donations and local cities. It serves children in Whittier and unincorporated South Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera and Rowland Heights, officials said. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Buzzing like a swarm of bees, fourth-graders at Lakeview Elementary School puckered their lips Monday and pushed out strong, steady breaths of air. For a crash course in symphonic music, the students practiced embouchure – the mouth position used when playing a woodwind instrument. “You should buzz your lips without pushing your cheeks out,” guest instructor Laura Stone told the students. Principal oboist for the Rio Hondo Symphony, Stone and two other professional musicians visited Lakeview this week as part of the Rio Hondo Symphony Association’s Music Enrichment Program, which introduces youngsters to the world of classical music. last_img read more