Winning night for A.R.T.

first_imgFor the third consecutive year, theater productions with strong ties to Harvard won a range of honors at the Tony Awards.“All the Way,” a searching look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in office, won the award for best play on Sunday night at Radio City Musical Hall. The play also earned a best actor Tony for Bryan Cranston, who transitioned from his Emmy-winning run as chemistry teacher turned drug dealer Walter White in the hit series “Breaking Bad” to portray the nation’s 36th president onstage. “All the Way” opened the American Repertory Theater’s 2013-2014 season last fall and was directed by Bill Rauch ’84.Also, Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” directed by former Radcliffe Fellow John Tiffany, won best lighting design for Natasha Katz. The play also was a top candidate for best revival.“We were thrilled to see ‘All the Way’ win the Tony for best play and Bryan Cranston win best actor for his incredible performance,” said A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus. “We are so proud that work we originated at our home at Harvard went on to find success with a wider audience.”Up on stage, Rauch kept his arm tightly around Paulus, his longtime friend, as producer Jeffrey Richards and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan accepted the award for “All the Way.”Speaking by phone Tuesday from his home in Ashland, Ore., after a whirlwind trip to New York City, the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival recalled his time as a Harvard undergraduate working with the nascent A.R.T., and what it meant to bring his professional production back to Cambridge.“It was so moving to be back on the Harvard campus and to be doing the show at the Loeb Drama Center where I really cut my teeth as a director … it was so powerful to be working at the A.R.T., a company that had shaped me so much as a young artist,” said Rauch, who directed 26 shows while on campus, met his husband while in college, and later formed the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles with several friends from Harvard.Rauch said he and the show’s producers chose to stage “All the Way” at the A.R.T. “largely because of our huge respect for Diane Paulus’ leadership.”“I love that we got to do “All the Way” at the A.R.T.” Rauch added, “and of course that we’ve had the success on Broadway. I couldn’t be happier.”When it came to casting the lead, Rauch and the play’s artistic team set their sights on Cranston, in part because of his name recognition, but also because of his “incredible depth as an actor.” Cranston, said Rauch, brought vulnerability, ferocity, and an incredible physicality to the role.“I was amazed by what a physical actor Bryan is. He made a lot of strong choices physically about LBJ that I think really led to a lot of the energy and the excitement about his performance. … It’s really quite remarkable. He really transforms his body when he’s LBJ. He becomes heavier; he becomes taller. It’s quite astonishing.”The awards keep a Tony streak alive for the A.R.T., which has staged a number of winning productions recently. Last year, Paulus won for best direction of a musical with her restaging of the 1970s show “Pippin,” which also won awards for best revival of a musical, best actress in a musical, and best featured actress in a musical.In 2012, the best musical Tony went to “Once,” directed by Tiffany and workshopped at the A.R.T. before it headed to Broadway. That same year Paulus’ fresh take on the 1935 opera “Porgy and Bess,” with music by legendary composer George Gershwin and lyrics by his brother Ira and author DuBose Heyward, earned an award for best musical revival as well as a best actress Tony. The two shows took home 10 awards in total.Sunday evening also included a sneak peek at what’s in store for an upcoming production at the A.R.T. Singer Jennifer Hudson performed “Neverland” from the musical “Finding Neverland.” Based on the film of the same name, the show tells the tale of playwright J.M. Barrie’s relationship with the family that inspired him to create “Peter Pan.” “Finding Neverland,” presented at the A.R.T. by special agreement with producer Harvey Weinstein, opens on July 23 and runs through Sept. 28.last_img read more

Walk the Walk Week celebrates MLK Day, brings civil rights leader to campus

first_imgNotre Dame’s annual Walk the Walk Week, an event week honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day and aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion on campus, will commence Monday. Civil rights leader Diane Nash will deliver the keynote address of Walk the Walk Week’s flagship event, the MLK Celebration Luncheon. The week will also include lectures, discussions and religious services, among other events. Ann Firth, vice president and chief of staff, held a leading role programming the events.“The week commences with a late-night candlelight prayer service in the Main Building Rotunda on the eve of MLK Day, which has become a cherished tradition on our campus,” Firth said in an email. Student body president Elizabeth Boyle emphasized the inaugural event’s intention to unify the campus. “The candlelight prayer service will take place at 11 p.m., beginning in the Main Building where the Notre Dame community will come together, led by campus leaders and Voices of Faith, to join in song and prayer to commemorate the life of Dr. King,” she said in an email. Students can find more information about the prayer service on its Facebook event page.“There are a wide array of events planned for rest of Walk the Walk Week, designed to offer each of us the opportunity to consider how we — both individually and collectively — might take a more active role in making Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive,” Firth said in the email.Students and faculty are invited to attend all of the events taking place. “Let’s Talk About Race,” an open conversation about identity, will take place Monday in 7 p.m. Geddes Hall. The Social Concerns Fair, which begins 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Dahnke Ballroom, will allow students to explore a variety of local volunteer opportunities. A panel discussion Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium will invite speakers from Notre Dame and South Bend to discuss reparation and reconciliation.A comprehensive list of events can be found on Walk the Walk Week’s website.The MLK Celebration Luncheon will take place Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Joyce Center. Nash, a renowned civil rights leader, will be the event’s keynote speaker.“This year’s luncheon conversation will be very special, as Nash is a historic figure who took great risks and worked tirelessly to advance the cause of justice and equality in our nation,” Firth said in the email.Nash has long been a leading figure in the civil rights movement, Firth said.“[Nash] became active in the civil rights movement while she was a student at Fisk University in Nashville,” Firth said. “By the time she was 22, she was part of the Freedom Riders and had co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Nash worked closely with Dr. King and played a pivotal role in the Selma Voting Rights Movement.”Campus leaders anticipate attendance at these events will help foster a spirit of inclusivity in each individual, Boyle said.“If we are to truly consider ourselves an inclusive, diverse and Catholic community then it is imperative that we show up for the events during Walk the Walk week — and especially beyond this week,” Boyle said in the email. “I hope that each community member engages with at least two of the events during the week, whether that be the prayer service, luncheon, ‘Let’s Talk About Race’ series, a Mass or a lecture or even in a more informal way by having a deep conversation about inclusivity and what it means to be a member of the Notre Dame community with a friend, professor or roommate.”Firth said Notre Dame’s commitment to building a more diverse campus community is at the root of Walk the Walk Week.“Fr. Jenkins has articulated core principles for the University with regard to diversity and inclusion: respecting the dignity of every person, building a Notre Dame community where all flourish and living in solidarity with all — particularly the most vulnerable, both here on campus and beyond,” Firth said. “Attending events during Walk the Walk Week is, of course, just one way to do this.”Tags: #WalktheWalkWeek, campus diversity, Civil Rights Movement, inclusivity, MLKDaylast_img read more

Is digital transformation an all or nothing proposition for credit unions?

first_img This post is currently collecting data… Is digital transformation an all or nothing proposition for credit unions? If you ask Whitney Loe, a digital banking expert at Ignite Sales, the answer will be a resounding “no!” We recently sat down with Whitney in preparation for an upcoming webinar to get a better understanding of how credit unions should approach digital transformation. And the key takeaway is that credit unions shouldn’t go all-or-nothing on the digital channel, but rather strive for consistency across the overall member experience. Whether your members are using your mobile app, calling in, walking into a branch, or using an ITM, they’re interacting with your credit union and engaging with your brand. If there isn’t a consistent experience across all of these channels, no matter how good your digital strategy is, the overall perception of your brand may seem disjointed. This is why it’s critical to step back and look at the big picture, to use a holistic approach that captures the experiences across your various channels and how those channels both interact with each other and deliver on your brand promise. It’s also important to build flexibility into your strategy, allowing it to adapt to changes in other channels and evolving member demands. Whether an organization is going all in on a new branching strategy and neglecting the digital channel or creating a total digital transformation that neglects their retail environments, failing to reconcile these experiences means that one part of the organization is pulling away while another is left behind. Creating consistent experiences across all channels not only requires looking at the big picture, but it also means ensuring that everyone on your team is on the same page and communicating across departments. Nothing should be developed in a vacuum, and those leading changes on one channel could provide valuable insight into other channels. No one person on your team has a complete picture of the relationship between your members and your credit union, and it’s in breaking down silos and working together that you can achieve a great digital transformation. If you’d like to join our webinar with Whitney and learn more about “Merging Digital And Physical Experiences”, you can register on our website. This is placeholder text center_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: Detailslast_img read more

A disaster election, with the WH well within reach, the Congress a mess

first_imgThe red mirage:xSUMMARY FOR EVERYONE WAKING UP:Trump’s leads in WI/MI/PA are evaporating as the heavily Democratic mail ballots get counted.Biden now leads in Wisconsin 49.2% to 49.0%.Trump now leads in Michigan 49.8% to 48.5%.Trump now leads in Pennsylvania 55.1% to 43.6%#Election2020— Ryan Matsumoto (@ryanmatsumoto1) November 4, 2020- Advertisement – xBREAKING Michigan now tied! MI Presidential Election ResultsTrump (R): 49.2% (2,345,412 votes)Biden (D): 49.2% (2,343,266 votes)Estimated: Estimated 86.4% – 99% in— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) November 4, 2020 xBiden could still comfortably win the Electoral College, but this is way closer than expected (and Dems way say should be), especially down-ballot in Senate.— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) November 4, 2020 And some rules for today:xOne thing I’d say to folks tempted to offload some of their angst by sniping at others who had far rosier predictions about results:Don’t. Expecting better of Americans isn’t a crime. Believing in a great outcome isn’t a sin.And they’re suffering just like you.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 4, 2020This is the parallel but muted big story, as most of the media dismisses Trump’s claims of victory and court challenges as telegraphed and expected. But once the counting is mostly done, this is going to be one of the bigger stories to follow:- Advertisement – Times of India:Trump attempts an electoral and political coup, and reaches out for judicial approvalThe US Presidential elections are on the verge of turning into a chaotic farce worthy of a banana republic after President Donald Trump claimed he has won before a full counting of votes and said he would approach the country’s Supreme Court to stop a “fraud” on the American people.What an irony if Trump’s goal is thwarted by AZ, a last parting gift to America from John McCain. And what an irony if Trump lays out a road map for Biden to deal with Congress: Cooperate where you can. Interim appointments and ignore at will where you can’t.As of 3:45 am:xWI: Trump is +100k, but there are 700k votes still to countPA: Trump is +700k, but 1.8m to countMI: Trump is +300k, but 1.8m to count NC: Trump is +77k, but 300k to countGA: Trump is +100k, but 450k to countKeep in mind, those are mostly early/mail votes that favor Biden.— SovernNation (@SovernNation) November 4, 2020That’s Biden’s path to the WH. And winning MI WI and PA, should that play out as expected, will feel a lot differently after it’s done.xGreen Bay and Kenosha results are in. Biden is now up in Wisconsin by roughly 20,600 votes. That number could wobble a bit, but there’s no realistic path for Trump to pull ahead.Biden has won more votes any prez candidate in WI history.Folks: Joe Biden just won Wisconsin.— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) November 4, 2020 WaPo:Trump falsely asserts election fraud, claims a victoryWith millions of votes yet to be counted, President Trump falsely asserted election fraud, pledged to mount a legal challenge to official state results and made a premature claim of victory in a bitterly contested race that may take days to resolve. In remarks at the White House early Wednesday, Trump claimed that he won several states that are still counting ballots, including Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.How we reconcile the two Americas, even with a Biden win, is the big unanswered question. He may be uniquely qualified to navigate this, based on his personality and his campaign pitch, but first we need to see him win, and then we need to help him do it.Trump is still the underdog and /but still can win (as of this morning, I don’t believe he will), even though he will assuredly lose the popular vote yet again. That is a dark path that remains to be navigated as well. Ask any German. – Advertisement – xThis is so fascinating — Biden will beat Trump for #NE02‘s electoral college vote, but Democratic House candidate Kara Eastman lost to GOP Rep. Don Bacon in the district. Much of the CW this year assumed that the result for the EC vote and the House would move together— Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta) November 4, 2020The Senate was a major disappointment for Democrats as was the House. Republicans and Democrats alike were shocked by GOP gains, including a handful of QAnon supporters.And Senate Democrats have to feel bad. R’s also strengthened their position in the house.What went well was the lack of violence and major election day glitches, a good thing. And people  voted in droves. But no skating around the fact that racism is not a disqualifier for way too many voters.What the pre election analysts got right was the “red mirage” in MI WI and PA. Some counties have done their job, others now just starting, and that’s where we are.The article pieces are limited because they go out of date almost as I begin to post them, hence this twitter heavy piece to start discussion. And for now, as I’ve noted, networks are more or less ignoring Trump’s claim of victory.Here’s a NV explanation, and why Biden is likely to win it (the ‘left to count’ votes favor him):xHere’s what is left to count:-Mail ballots received on Election Day-Mail ballots that will be received over the next week-Provisional ballotsBallots outstanding is difficult to estimate in Nevada because every voter was sent a mail ballot. Obviously, not all will vote.— Nevada Elections (@NVElect) November 4, 2020Bloomberg:Democrats’ Prospects for Senate Majority Wither After GOP Win Republicans fend off well-funded Democrats in several contests Democrats falling short of expanding their majority in House xFolks, it’s not just Detroit. There are tons of mail votes about to be counted in Grand Rapids, Lansing and the Oakland County burbs. Trump’s lead in Michigan is going to vanish.— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) November 4, 2020 – Advertisement –last_img read more

Dutch pension fund liabilities to grow after longevity revised upward

first_imgAccording to the AG, boys and girls born in 50 years’ time are likely to live 3-4 years longer.If the Dutch government accepts the AG’s latest estimate, it will have to raise the official retirement age for the AOW state pension, as well as the target age for additional pensions.The AOW age would have to increase to 67 and three months in 2022, and it would have to be set at 68 in 2027, rather than 2029.Further into the future, the AG said it expected the official retirement age to rise to 69 by 2035, 70 by 2044 and 71 by 2053.It suggested the target age for additional pensions should be increased to 68 by 2018 – one year earlier than recommended by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) last year.The AG said the government now needed to make a decision on the ages for the AOW and additional pensions before the beginning of next year. Longevity in the Netherlands is set to increase, with pension funds’ liabilities for men rising by 0.3% and for women by 0.9%, according to estimates from the Actuarial Society (AG). The organisation said it based its estimate on a discount rate of 1%, adding that liabilities would increase by 0.1% and 0.6%, respectively, if the discount rate were 3%.The AG, which produced its previous longevity report in 2014, said it expected girls born in 2016 to live for 93 years on average – an increase of six months.Life expectancy for boys born this year remains unchanged at 90.1 years.last_img read more

Holland Park home hits market for first time in 38 years

first_imgThe bedroom has decorative ceilings.Mr Ballinger said Percival St had been tightly held for some time, with many residents living there for almost as long as themselves, but had recently experienced a number of young families moving in.“That street is delightful. There is so much appeal about the streetscape and it’s so handy to the schools, public transport and the restaurants at Coorparoo.” The dining room.Gary and Sandra Ballinger are the home’s third owners, and have lived in the tri-level property for the past 38 years.After looking for the perfect house for almost a year, they signed a contract as soon as they saw the Tudor-style residence.“We liked the classical style that it is and the solid construction,” Mr Ballinger said.“It’s brick and built to a standard you don’t see today.” Out on the deck is one of the favourite spaces at the home.Mr Ballinger said the deck was one of his favourite spaces at the property.“I love the deck,” he said.“We like to sit out there, and look at the views.“The breezes we get up there are wonderful and we entertain there with friends.” The lounge room is teeming with character.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoMr Ballinger said they kept the house fairly original over the years, only making necessary changes, such as adding a garage and modernising the kitchen. The house at 30 Percival Tce, Holland Park, is for sale.THE three-storey period house at 30 Percival Tce stands out from all the rest.The Holland Park home was built in 1938 by renowned Brisbane builder Burton Hollingsworth, who worked on the heritage-listed El Nido property at Hamilton. RELATED:center_img The kitchen has been given an update over the years.The Ballingers, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year, raised a daughter and a son in the house.“It was a great family home,” Mr Ballinger said.“The kids’ friends were over regularly and we enjoyed having visitors over.” Receivers sell coveted brisbane mansion for $1.615m Downstairs is another living area.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Mums harming kids through daycare – report

first_imgNZ Herald 8 Feb 2012A controversial psychologist has been criticised for a new report that says New Zealand mothers could be harming their children by sending them to daycare. The report Who Cares? Mothers, Daycare and Child Wellbeing in New Zealand – commissioned by Family First New Zealand and prepared by British psychologist Aric Sigman – looks at the potential impacts of separating a child from their parent in the first few years of life. The 30-page report, which drew on previously published research from around the world, said attending daycare, and the subsequent separation from parents, was a significant source of stress for many children. It said 70 to 80 per cent of children in centre-based daycare had increasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which could be harmful to the child’s immune system. The author has been criticised in the past for ignoring inconvenient evidence, cherry-picking research and relying on outdated studies. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said the report was compiled to put a new set of facts on the table. “[In the past] it’s all been about getting mothers back to work and the benefits of daycare in terms of outcomes, but there’s been no corresponding weight given to some of the research that’s coming through on the effects of long periods of childcare,” he said. “The industry talks about outcomes and school readiness but it doesn’t talk anything about what the kids actually go through while they’re at childcare.” use comes under fireMSN NZ 8 Feb 2012Extended daycare for children is causing stress for many young children which could have long-term consequences for their mental and physical health as adults, a report commissioned by Family First says. The report by British-based American psychologist Aric Sigman said studies had shown increasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol among 70 to 80 per cent of toddlers in daycare. Newswire / Yahoo News 8 Feb 2012 read more

Caribbean health officials to attend rheumatology conference in St Lucia

first_img Share Share CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Health professionals from the Caribbean will meet here later this week to discuss the diagnosis and management of the most common and serious rheumatic conditions across the region.The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology (CAR) says it will host its ninth annual Scientific Symposium from May 3-5, featuring internationally acclaimed speakers, national research presentations and an ultrasound workshop.The CAR said that the conference is geared towards doctors and all other health care professionals and that participants will get an opportunity to listen and interact with regional and international experts on the diagnosis and management of the most common and serious rheumatic conditions across the region.Canadian-based Dr Carter Thorne will deliver a public lecture on the topic “A cost effective model of care for people with chronic conditions”.The CAR is also urging health professionals to take advantage of a special session which is devoted to teaching rheumatology to non-rheumatologists.“That session will focus on assessment of patients with joint pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory back pain, osteoporosis, septic arthritis and other emergencies. Health professionals in Trinidad in 2016 and Curacao in 2017 benefitted from this. Now it is St Lucia’s turn,” it said.Rheumatology is the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Caribbean health officials to attend rheumatology conference in St Lucia by: – April 30, 2018 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

St. Francis seeks revenge on Merrimack

first_imgSt. Francis seeks revenge on Merrimack DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Merrimack defense has held opponents to just 60.6 points per game, the ninth-lowest in Division I. St. Francis (NY) has given up an average of 71.5 points through 24 games (ranked 209th, nationally).___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMerrimack (16-9, 10-2) vs. St. Francis (NY) (11-13, 5-7)Peter Aquilone Court, Brooklyn Heights, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Merrimack goes for the season sweep over St. Francis (NY) after winning the previous matchup in North Andover. The teams last played on Jan. 30, when the Warriors outshot St. Francis (NY) from the field 40.4 percent to 29.4 percent and had five fewer turnovers en route to a 61-50 victory. Associated Press center_img SENIOR STUDS: Merrimack’s Juvaris Hayes, Idris Joyner and Jaleel Lord have combined to account for 48 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 55 percent of all Warriors points over the last five games.RAMPING IT UP: The Warriors have scored 63.9 points per game and allowed 58.7 points per game across 12 conference games. Those are both solid improvements over the 58.4 points scored and 66.3 points given up per game to non-conference foes.CREATING OFFENSE: Hayes has directly created 49 percent of all Merrimack field goals over the last three games. Hayes has eight field goals and 27 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: St. Francis (NY) is 0-8 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 11-5 when it scores at least 64.FLOOR SPACING: Merrimack’s Minor has attempted four 3-pointers and has connected on 50 percent of them. February 12, 2020last_img read more

UW can’t end ’06 scoring drought

first_imgComing into this season, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team knew exactly what its strengths and weaknesses were. Their strengths include one of the best goaltenders in the country, Brian Elliott, who posted a save percentage of .938 and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the best player in the country.Defensively, the Badgers returned six upperclassmen defenders compared to just one underclassman, freshman Jamie McBain. The six upperclassmen had a combined 482 career games under their belts at the start of this season.The Badgers’ biggest weakness is a glaring one, as they currently have no bona-fide goal scorers. Senior forward Ross Carlson came into the season with the team’s most career goals, but has been out for much of the season with a lower-body injury.Wisconsin lost an incredible amount of point production after last season, not to mention leadership and experience. Joe Pavelski scored 23 goals last season while Robbie Earl racked up 24 goals, and both left school early to go to the NHL. This season the Badgers are relying on players like Carlson, captain Andrew Joudrey and senior Jake Dowell to step up their goal scoring.However, so far this season, the Badgers as a whole have not stepped up like they need to, making the losses of Pavelski, Earl, Adam Burish and Tom Gilbert even more noticeable. In the 12 games played this season, the Badgers have managed to score just 24 goals, which is the second lowest total in the conference, despite playing the most games. Injuries haven’t helped the Badgers either. Both Carlson and sophomore forward Jack Skille went down in the second series of the season versus North Dakota. Carlson returned this past weekend against Denver and appeared to be playing well, while Skille is still sidelined with an elbow injury.”I think (Carlson) did [look comfortable],” Mike Eaves said. “He gave us some energy, wish he could have given us some goals, but that will come … a lot of times you don’t know what you’re going to get when you first get back into a lineup. It takes a game or two to settle down. Overall, I’d say it was a pretty good start for [Carlson].”Despite the offensive firepower Carlson brings to the table, the Badgers’ offense was once again stagnant, scoring just three goals against Denver in the two-game set. “I think sometimes that we’re in an offensive struggle to score some goals, timely goals,” Eaves said. “The feeling is that we work and we work, and we’re winning battles and we’re not getting rewarded … how are we going to solve this riddle right now? We’re going to solve this riddle by (having) everybody playing to their strengths, everybody doing their part, and not trying to do too much.”In game one, the Badgers failed to capitalize on a multitude of scoring opportunities, including a wrap-around attempt by Mike Davies that seemed to be a sure goal. With Denver goalie Glenn Fisher down and out of position, Davies had an open net — but a diving stop made by a Pioneer defenseman prevented the freshman from lighting the lamp. In the second game of the series, the Badgers did capitalize on their opportunities and mustered three goals, including two third-period goals to tie the score at three. However, the comeback was not meant to be, as the Badgers lost in overtime with just 15 seconds remaining. Eaves, who echoed the sentiments of his players, feels that the positives outweighed the negatives Saturday night.”We don’t have any 30-goal scorers and we’re going to have a lot of games like this and we had better learn to deal with it,” Eaves said. “The puck isn’t going in for us very easily right now … but if we can create the kind of mentality, no matter what happens, that we’re that mentally tough, then that’s going to make us a better team.”last_img read more