Mihali Savoulidis, lead singer and guitarist of the Vermont rock quartet Twiddle, will embark on an extensive solo tour this fall in support of his upcoming new album. While on tour, Mihali will be debuting several new songs from the upcoming album. In celebration of such, Mihali shares the first new single from the album, “Over Land & Sea,” an acoustic ballad dedicated to his daughter.Mihali’s solo tour will start November 28 in Portland, ME at Portland House of Music and Events (PHOME) and end December 23 in Manchester, NH at Jewel. He will hit his hometown of Burlington, VT at Metronome on the second night of the tour, then head through the northeast playing Worcester, MA, Hamden, CT and Philadelphia, PA before heading to the midwest cities of Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN and City Winery in Chicago, IL. He’ll wrap up the tour moving westward to Denver and Fort Collins in Colorado before circling back to New Hampshire.Click here to download Mihali’s new single “Over Land & Sea,” and see below for a list of his full tour dates. Head to his website for all ticketing information.MIHALI SAVOULIDIS // 2017 SOLO TOURNov 28 – Portland, ME – PHOMENov 29 – Burlington, VT – MetronomeNov 30 – Worcester, MA – Electric HazeDec 01 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer SpaceDec 02 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkboyDec 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank HallDec 08 – Minneapolis, MN – IcehouseDec 09 – Chicago, IL – City WineryDec 15 – Denver, CO – Globe HallDec 16 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half NoteDec 23 – Manchester, NH – Jewel[Photo by Daniel Ojeda]
Annie Smierciak Students meet with employers at the 2019 Fall Career Fair. The annual fair, hosted by the Meruelo Center for Career Development, will be offered in a virtual format this year to protect students and employers.Anna Bowman, a junior currently spending the semester at home, said she is excited to be able to participate in the career fair despite not residing on campus.“I’m happy that I still have the chance to attend the career fair and network this year, but I’m a bit nervous about how the sessions will actually go,” Bowman said in a text message.A finance and anthropology double-major, Bowman said she registered for several one-on-one slots with various financial companies to look into internships.Senior business analytics major Natalia Gomez-Botero said her primary reason for attending the career fair is to seek full-time employment following graduation. She said she sees benefits and drawbacks to the online fair.“I think it’s unfortunate that you don’t get to be face to face with someone to make a good impression, but I think the format of signing up for slots to specifically talk to someone can assure that you have that time, and I think that’s nice,” Gomez-Botero said.Normally held on a singular day, the Fall Career Fair will be offered as a week-long event running Sept. 11 to 17. Willerton said that as of Sept. 9, 250 employers had registered to be a part of the week compared to a total of 208 employers present at last year’s fair.“Given that 2020 is a very different economic situation, we are excited to welcome a number of new employers to recruit our students,” Willerton said. “To us, these registration numbers further validates what we already know — employers truly see the talent and value Notre Dame students can offer their organizations.”Students could sign up for group sessions or one-on-one conversations with employers based on their individual preferences or needs. Graduate students and seniors were permitted to sign up first. Even though space for some employers filled up quickly, Willerton said students are encouraged to check space every day for a certain employer.The fair will also include a diversity and inclusion event to allow students to meet with employers committed to these values. Willerton said the event reached its capacity of 100 employers.“Our staff has heard that diversity is a priority for employers, and this was certainly the case,” Willerton said. “Acknowledging that diversity extends beyond gender, race and ethnicity, all undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate in this new event.”Willerton said contrary to popular belief, less than 25% of full-time employment is secured through career fairs. He said career fairs serve other purposes such as helping students learn about internships and a variety of career paths.Many students attend the career fair to experience the hiring process and gain interview experience through a casual setting. Yet, this year feels more intimidating to some, including sophomore Maggie Lenhart, who said she was on the fence but wants to gain experience.“I want to see how upperclassmen who are really focused on getting their first jobs are interacting with the employers because I’m learning what skills employers are looking for,” Lenhart said.Tags: Fall Career Fair, handshake, job recruitment, Meruelo Family Center for Career Development This week, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development will host its annual Fall Career Fair through virtual platforms as part of a larger Career Fair Week.The fair will take on the new format this year due to safety concerns and companies’ restrictions on traveling, associate vice president for career and professional development Ryan Willerton said in an email. Events will primarily be held over Handshake with some over Zoom.Willerton said the center recognized back in March that restrictions might lead to the fair being pushed online and made the decision after consulting with recruiting partners and other college career centers.“Traditional recruiting often requires employers to travel, and many companies have implemented travel restrictions,” Willerton said.
Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish is expecting a tough match in Thursday’s winner-takes-all play-off against Serbia Interestingly, if Scotland make it to Euro 2020, they will once again be placed into a group with England, who they also faced at the same stage in their last Euros when England were tournament hosts.Victory on Thursday would complete the turnaround under Steve Clarke, with Scotland reeling from a 3-0 loss to lowly Kazakhstan in their opening European Qualifier when he was appointed in May 2019. Although he could not quite secure an automatic spot, Scotland had already secured a play-off place thanks to a solid Nations League campaign.Download the Sky Sports Scottish Football Podcast on: Spotify | Apple | Castbox | SpreakerScotland and Serbia last met during qualification for the 2014 World Cup and the Tartan Army were winless in both fixtures. They drew 0-0 at home before losing 2-0 away and Serbia could become just the second side to keep a clean sheet in each of their first three games against Scotland after Japan.Team news Highlights of the Euro 2020 qualifying play-off match between Scotland and Israel 3:20 Scotland head coach Steve Clarke says it’s a blow to lose Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley for Thursday’s Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia, but believes they have sufficient cover Former Scotland striker Kris Boyd says he is confident Scotland will beat Serbia in Belgrade on Thursday to qualify for next year’s European Championships – Advertisement – 0:34 Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr says the weight of the country is on counterpart Steve Clarke’s shoulders but he will not be distracted for Thursday’s winner-takes-all play-off in Serbia Since losing four consecutive games between June and October 2019, Scotland have enjoyed an eight-match unbeaten run (W6 D2) – they last went longer without defeat in all competitions in September 1976, under Willie Ormond (a run of nine).Serbia have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions (D2 L3), beating Norway 2-1 in October, courtesy of a brace from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the previous round of European Championship qualifying.Victory would see Scotland qualify for the European Championship finals for just a third time (previously in 1992 & 1996), whilst Serbia are aiming to reach the finals of the competition for the first time as an independent nation. Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes says they need to go into their Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia with confidence and need to ‘get the job done’ on Thursday night Sky Sports announced last week that both Scotland and Northern Ireland’s play-off games will be free-to-air for UK customers on what is sure to be a dramatic night of football.Serbia vs Scotland will be shown live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm and free-to-air on Sky Pick; kick-off at 7.45pm.You can also follow all the latest in our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms, including build-up, match commentary and the latest analysis. Plus, watch in-game goals and free match highlights shortly after full-time.Clarke: Qualification always the dream 0:50 Scotland manager Steve Clarke told Sky Sports News:“It’s always been the dream. Even in the years we failed to qualify, that dream is always there. When you start every campaign, you think ‘right, this is going to be the one’.“The team at various times has been close to qualification, but has never managed to get it over the line and this squad is close again and this time, we hope we can get it over the line. 3:23 2:42 “I had a good football career, I managed to win a good few trophies at the end of it, I played a lot of good matches at the highest level in both Scotland and England, but ultimately, you’re always left with that little bit of disappointment that as a player, I didn’t manage to play in a major tournament and for these lads, it’s the same.“It’s not to think about there being another chance in two years time because maybe there won’t be.”McCoist: Scotland’s biggest game in 20 years Sky Sports pundit Ally McCoist told Sky Sports News:“Without doubt, it’s the biggest game in over 20 years. And I’m pleased punters can watch it and get behind the team. I’m so pleased for everybody. Fingers crossed we can get a result.“I’d have bitten your hand off for an opportunity like this. There was a period where it looked like we wouldn’t get this chance and now we’ve got it. It’s great news.“We’re second favourites but I’ve been Scottish for long enough to know that being the underdog suits us.“The team is looking a lot better with some solidarity about them. Lyndon Dykes has given us a focal point. I’m the eternal Scottish optimist. I’m very hopeful although I do appreciate it’s a very big task ahead.”Boyd: Scotland can gatecrash Euro 2020 – Advertisement – Thursday 12th November 7:00pm If Scotland win…If Scotland beat Serbia, they will be Path C winners and go into Euro 2020 Group D with England, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd told Sky Sports News:“It’s a massive opportunity for Scotland and I’m sure the boys will give their all. We’ve not been at a major tournament since 1998, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to get there. I wish them all the best, and I’m confident.“A lot of people have criticised the way Clarke has set his team up but we’ve found a way to get victories. We’re not free-flowing, and we’re not going to open teams up with eight or nine chances a game. What we can do is create one or two good ones and hope that we take them. We look solid defensively and we’re going to need that from the front if we’re going to stop Serbia.“It will be a difficult game, but I do fancy us to gate-crash Euro 2020 and get through the back door.” 1:19 – Advertisement – Scotland will be aiming to keep four consecutive clean sheets across all competitions for the first time since March 2014, under Gordon Strachan.Scotland’s John McGinn has been directly involved in seven goals in his last four appearances in European Championship qualifiers (6 goals, 1 assist).Only Harry Kane (12), Cristiano Ronaldo and Eran Zahavi (11 each) have scored more goals in qualifying for EURO 2020 than Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic (10), who netted in six consecutive matches before facing Norway. 4:27 0:50 Scotland have not featured at a major international tournament for over 20 years, last competing at the 1998 World Cup in France. Their last European Championships was in 1996, where the Netherlands progressed from Group A based on goals scored. Kick off 7:45pm Team news, stats and analysis ahead of Serbia vs Scotland in the European Qualifying play-off final on Thursday; kick-off 7.45pm.Scotland dramatically booked their place in the European Qualifying play-off final last month, winning 5-3 on penalties – their first ever shootout – against familiar foes Israel after a goalless draw. It set up a trip to Belgrade to face Serbia, who were 2-1 winners against Norway in their semi-final.- Advertisement – Scotland manager Steve Clarke says it would be a dream to qualify for the European Championships and he looks back on his career with disappointment because he never played for his country at a major tournament Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley will both miss out for Scotland after they sustained hamstring problems. Hanley – who has 30 caps for his country – had been called up to the squad for the first time in more than two years, while Fraser was looking to add to his 14 international appearances.Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has also returned to the Scotland fold and with Fraser absent, could be given his chance to earn his first cap since September 2018. However, Clarke has hinted that Griffiths would be used from the bench.The Scotland manager said: “Leigh being Leigh, we all know his qualities in and around the 18-yard box. But he hasn’t started many games for Celtic recently and it might be a big ask for him to start in a game of this magnitude.”Serbia have been boosted by the news that Lazio’s players have been given permission to go on international duty. It means key man Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will be available to face Clarke’s side after some uncertainty over regional Covid-19 travelling restrictions in Italy for players in Serie A.How to follow Ally McCoist thinks the underdog factor can work in Scotland’s favour ahead of Thursday’s clash away to Serbia – a game he’s calling the biggest in 20 years. Opta stats
(SPORTSMAX) – All four of Jamaica’s challengers to the United States dominance over the 100-metre hurdles at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics, including the defending World champion, crashed out.The Jamaicans, with four athletes in the semifinals of the hurdles expected casualties with four Americans and Sally Pearson also in the mix. However, nobody expected what was to happen.Pearson won her heat in a fast 12.53 seconds to relegate the United States’ Nia Ali, 12.79, to the second automatic qualifying spot, while Netherlands heptathlete, Nadine Visser, 12.83, edged Jamaica’s Megan Simmonds, 12.93, to third.Simmonds was on the bubble, but was to be run out of a non-automatic spot in the very next race, as Jamaica’s Yanique Thompson finished third in 12.88, to briefly hold the last spot.But that wasn’t the story of the second heat, as defending World champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica crashed into the first hurdle and never recovered, knocking almost every other hurdle to finish fifth in a pedantic 13.14.The United States’ Christina Manning got out early and controlled the race to win in a more conservative 12.71, while Belarus’ Alina Talay ran a season’s best 12.85 to finish second for the second automatic qualifier.The Jamaicans had one more chance to have an automatic qualifier in the final. However, Burton, who wasn’t terrible over the hurdles, faded to fifth in 12.94 in a race won by another American, Dawn Harper Nelson in a season’s best 12.63.Germany’s Pamela Dutkiewicz, was second in 12.71, but again, that was not the story of the heat, as world record holder, the United States’ Kendra Harrison hit the first hurdle and looked for all the world to be out of it, much in the same vein as the defending World champion.Harrison, however, showed real resolve in recovering to finish third in 12.86, to hang on to a non-automatic qualifying spot, pushing out Thompson by just two hundredth of a second.