By Georgia Rowe | PUBLISHED: January 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm | UPDATED: January 23, 2019 at 5:03 am For San Francisco Opera general director Matthew Shilvock, opera is all about telling stories that reflect the human experience. The eight operas of the 2019-20 season — the company’s 97th — will explore the full range of possibilities therein, from iconic works by Mozart, Verdi and Puccini to Mason Bates’ tech-driven 21st-century “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.” Announced by Shilvock on January 22, the season opens Sept. 6 with Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” and continues with Britten’s “Billy Budd,” Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” and Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.” The 2020 summer offerings begin with Verdi’s rarely staged “Ernani,” followed by Handel’s “Partenope.” Bates’ “Steve … [Read more...] about SF Opera’s new season to culminate with Mason Bates’ Steve Jobs opera
GUEST player Will Bate scored four of Alcester’s ten tries as they secured a season double over Shottery with an emphatic second half performance to conclude a 62-24 victory. Sean Sudworth also starred in the big win as he converted six tries for his side. However, Shottery dominated the early period of the game, retaining the majority of the possession which was rewarded with a try under the posts. From the back of a good scrum Bate received a solid pass and ran a great angle to charge through unchallenged from the centre and score his first try of the match. It wasn’t long before Shottery were back in front after a loose ball was kicked ahead and the Shottery player won the chase to it and dived over the line out wide. The game continued to be end to end and after their best spell of possession in the game as well as a series of forward drives up the slope, Mat Ashby crashed over for Alcester. Less than ten minutes later, Ashby crossed for his second after Bate put in all … [Read more...] about Impressive Bate inspires Alcester to big win
By Ali Tadayon | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 1, 2019 at 6:18 am | UPDATED: January 2, 2019 at 6:10 am BERKELEY — The planned closure of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in South Berkeley could hurt the poor, elderly and people of color and result in longer emergency room wait times at other hospitals in the region, according to a UC Berkeley report. In 2016, some 63 percent of Alta Bates’ patients and 56 percent of its emergency patients were people of color and about 41 percent were uninsured, according to the report, conducted by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Urban and Regional Development. The report’s authors expect the closure of Alta Bates to prompt some people to temporarily forgo treatment because of the extra travel time to other hospitals, the report says. “This study confirms what I think many of us sadly already knew, that the loss of Alta Bates would bring about unattainable costs to the East Bay … [Read more...] about Report: Alta Bates closure would critically impact poor, people of color
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city are investigating after a device with an attached camera lens was found in a women’s locker room at a college. Lewiston police won’t say where in the Bates College locker room the device, which was discovered on Friday, was found. WGME-TV reports the device was taken to the state police crime lab on Monday. Investigators are trying to determine the nature of the device and who had access to the locker room. Bates College officials say players and coaches from the women’s basketball team were in the locker room on Friday before practice when someone found the device. Bates Communications Officer Sean Findlen says “providing a safe and secure environment for everyone on our campus is of paramount importance.” Close … [Read more...] about Device with camera lens found in Bates College women’s locker room
John Niyo The Detroit News Published 10:44 PM EST Dec 25, 2018 Ypsilanti — It’s easy to get lost thinking about the future. But watching Emoni Bates now, it’s hard to imagine this 14-year-old kid won’t end up where he wants to be someday. And likely sooner rather than later. Bates is one of the top high school basketball players in the country, a freshman at Ypsilanti Lincoln, and on this early Sunday evening, he’s still here in the gym with his father and a few other hoop dreamers, getting in some extra work more than an hour after his team’s practice has ended. In fact, his coach, Jesse Davis, already has locked the doors, and along with Bates’ father, E.J., he’s decided it’s time to go. Dinner at home already is getting cold, Davis laughs, rattling the keys. But so has the freshman phenom, finishing up a three-point shooting drill on a nearby court, where his brother, 23-year-old Elgin Jr., is busy rebounding for him. … [Read more...] about Is Ypsilanti Lincoln hoops star Bates best 9th-grader in country?