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Trader Joe’s to open at The Village in 2017

first_imgThe specialty grocery store Trader Joe’s is the first confirmed tenant for the new student residential and retail complex, USC Village, a project that officially broke ground on Sept. 15. It will start serving the university community beginning in fall 2017.Dan Bane, the current chairman and CEO of the company, is a 1969 graduate of USC.The 12,700-square-foot Trader Joe’s will be on the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street. The L.A.-based grocery chain has spread to more than 400 locations in 40 states since 1958.”We’re excited to be part of the USC Village and we look forward to being a positive addition to the neighborhood in the years to come,” Alison Mochizuki, director of public relations for Trader Joe’s, said.In a press release, Trader Joe’s said their location at The Village will combine current store aesthetics with community influences.“The store will feature a festive décor that mixes traditional Trader Joe’s elements such as cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs, combined with a local flair that includes art celebrating the neighborhood,”  the company stated in a press release.Students have expressed interest in the grocery store, as it will greatly expand campus food options.”I think it’ll be really nice to have a healthy, affordable dining option on campus aside from Seeds,” Harshini Chengareddy, a freshman majoring in global health said.At the USC Village groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, President C.L. Max Nikias stressed that the campus expansion will serve as an enormous benefit to both the school and surrounding community.“In the past four years, we have been privileged to break ground on a number of new projects at USC. But this village is an especially historic moment for USC, for our neighborhood and for Los Angeles as a whole,” Nikias said.In addition to Trader Joe’s, USC Village will include a fitness center, drugstore, Trojan Town USC store, restaurants, parking and a community room. Bank of America and Starbucks coffee will return as well. The project also includes building residence halls for up to 2,700 honors students and a Gothic-style clock tower.The $650 million project is one of the biggest developments USC has undertaken, along with one of the largest in South Los Angeles’ history. This new development will be built on 15 acres of USC-owned land without public subsidies or taxpayer funds. USC is also providing over $40 million in community benefits and plans to redesign and improve Jefferson Boulevard in the funding of new streets, a new fire station, a law clinic, a small business adviser and ombudsmen.USC, the largest private employer in Los Angeles, hopes The Village project will create both temporary and permanent jobs in the surrounding community.last_img read more


Syracuse eliminated in ACC tournament quarterfinal against No. 4 Virginia

first_imgWhen Syracuse last played a top-10 team — No. 8 Clemson on Oct. 19 — the Orange played a high line, pressed and set up to attack one of the nation’s best teams. Ninety minutes later, SU had been battered for seven goals at home. SU Head coach Ian McIntyre and multiple players called that loss “embarrassing.” He said he didn’t set the team up right.Sunday against No. 4 Virginia, the Orange needed to be more measured. More cautious. Then, Virginia scored two goals in the opening 18 minutes in Sunday’s ACC tournament quarterfinal. McIntyre had no other options. He subbed in forward Luther Archimede for midfielder Noah Singelmann. The Orange had to chase goals, even with the risk of getting embarrassed again.And while Syracuse outplayed the Cavaliers for much of the second half, it wasn’t enough. The Orange couldn’t overcome a slow start against a UVA defense that had conceded just five goals in 16 matches entering Sunday. Virginia (15-1-1, 6-1-1 Atlantic Coast) beat Syracuse (7-6-5, 2-4-2), 2-1, in the ACC tournament quarterfinal Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia. SU will now await its NCAA tournament fate, which will be announced on Nov. 18.“Our guys left it all out there today,” McIntyre said. “Certainly not the start you want to go out and concede a couple of soft goals, but we grew into the second half and kept pushing forward until the final whistle. We just ran out of time today.”The Orange played 120 minutes on the road against North Carolina on Tuesday, traveled back to Syracuse, then back down south again to take on Virginia, who had nine days off to rest since the end of the ACC regular season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMassimo Ferrin started up top, appearing much healthier than he did in the Orange’s first-round match on Tuesday. His health, plus the return of Nyal Higgins to Syracuse’s backline, enabled McIntyre to return to his preferred 3-5-2 formation. In the opening 20 minutes, SU’s three center backs struggled to cope with UVA forward Daryl Dike. Dike ran at Sondre Norheim at the top of the penalty area, and as Norheim went in to tackle the ball, he brought him down and the referee pointed to the spot, awarding the Cavaliers a penalty.Syracuse goalie Christian Miesch, whose penalty save in the opening round helped them advance, guessed correctly again. He drove to his right and outstretched his hand, but Joe Bell’s penalty had just enough height to find the back of the net. When Dike took on fellow center back Dylan McDonald and beat him to the end line eight minutes later, Dike’s cross across the penalty area opened up the Syracuse defense. With Miesch now out of position at his near post, Nathaniel Crofts tapped the ball into the empty net. “He’s a dominant player,” McIntyre said of Dike. “He allows other players to play off him and made it difficult for us.”Immediately after the second goal, Archimede came on for Singelmann. One fewer midfielder and one more attacker meant that Syracuse would be more open through the middle, leaving them potentially exposed for counterattacks and adding more pressure to its back three which had already been stretched. “We went to chase the game at that time,” McIntyre said. “You’re 2-0 down and that next goal is going to be important for the game. They were dangerous on the counterattack because we were throwing numbers forward.”Syracuse registered a few half chances in the opening half, including a pair of John Austin-Ricks shots — one easily saved and another off target from inside the box. Virginia regained control of the match to start the second frame, and Miesch made a few critical saves and punch outs on set pieces to keep the Orange within striking distance.The Orange earned a corner in the 69th minute. The ball was delivered to the near post and UVA goalie Colin Shutler came out to play it. Before he could, a Virginia defender flicked it on to the far post, where Archimede was left unmarked. He didn’t miss. His outstretched right foot set up a frenetic final 20 minutes where the Orange probed and attacked, but never found the tying goal. “It would’ve been easy for us to roll over and accept defeat today, but we kept pushing until the final whistle,” McIntyre said. “I’m proud of effort today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2019 at 4:27 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more


Peak Sports Backs Oyedeji’s Hoops and Read Team

first_img2017 B’BALL SEASONAhead of the 2017 Nigeria Professional Basketball League, new entrants into the league, Hoops and Read Basketball Club owned by former national men’s team (D’Tigers’) Captain, Olumide Oyedeji, has secured the sponsorship of Peak Sports.The former NBA star disclosed yesterday while analysing his expectation from his players in their very first outing in the league that the support given to his team by Peak Sports will go a long way in motivating the players to give their best. Oyedeji who donned Ebun Comets Basketball colours in the domestic league before moving to the United States of America to further his professional career, said his players have played series of friendly games during their preparations and are now ready for the commencement of the season.The sponsorship, according to Oyedeji, includes kits and other logistics that will motivate the players to display the talents in them during the league.During their preparations for the new season, the players were made to train at the University of Lagos and Rowe Park Complex in Lagos.“The entire team is very happy that we have a very reliable company in Peak Sports sponsoring us, I will say we are the first to do this even if we are still a new team in the league”, says Oyedeji“This sponsorship will definitely motivate the players to give their best. Our objective is to combine education with sports and I can assure you that we are coming up with something different”, the ex-NBA star addedMeanwhile, the men’s league is expected to commence on April 13 with the first game scheduled for Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more