Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This lovely Contemporary boasting Spanish tile, cathedral ceilings and sitting on a beautifully landscaped acre on a cul-de-sac is listed for sale at 6 Lorraine Ct. in Medford.Built in 1989, this five-bedroom home with three and a half bathrooms is perfect for entertaining, as it includes a wet bar, in-ground pool, deck, sunroom overlooking the pool and a spacious backyard.The house comes equipped with a large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement with a gym and built-in safe, a fireplace and central air conditioning. Outside, it also has an attached two-car garage and a koi pond.The property is near Twelve Pines Park, Hallock Park and a Model Airplane Park. It’s about two miles from the Patchogue Long Island Rail Road station, downtown Patchogue and a mile from Sunrise Highway. It’s in the Patchogue-Medford School District.The asking price is $699,999, not including the annual property taxes of $16,288.The real estate agent listed for the property is Cheryl Lyes of Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life. She can be reached at 631-289-1400.
Bukayo Saka was handed his first senior England call-up this week (AMA/Getty Images)Bukayo Saka believes he was right to turn down Nigeria’s national team in favour of England because of how the Three Lions have transformed under Gareth Southgate.The 19-year-old was handed his first senior England call-up earlier this week and is likely to make his debut as the Three Lions face Wales, Belgium and Denmark.Saka, who was born in London, also had the opportunity to represent Nigeria on the national stage.But the winger insists England’s bright future led to his decision to go with the Three Lions.ADVERTISEMENT‘I feel like I’m really, really proud of my Nigerian heritage,’ Saka told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I always still watch Nigeria’s games where I can and I wish them all the best and support them all the way. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 2:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.9kShares Bukayo Saka has impressed on Arsenal’s left flank (AMA/Getty Images)‘But I’ve seen the process of how England are transforming and I think in the future they’re going to do great stuff. I feel like it was right for me to choose England.‘My dad was born here, my mum was born in Nigeria, but they both grew up in Nigeria and met each other in Nigeria.‘They came over and when they came to England it wasn’t easy for them because obviously it’s a new country. It’s really cold for them!More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But they adapted well, and as soon as they had me and my brother they always left everything out the way and put us first.‘Especially my football career, my dad always pushed me, he took me to training on days where sometimes it would take two hours to get to training, so I’ll always be so grateful for my parents for the work they’ve done for me.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reveals why he rejected Nigeria for England
Published on April 12, 2018 at 10:30 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Kendall Coleman is Syracuse’s 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end. He’s also a poet.Sometimes, he throws his headphones on and listens to Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole for inspiration. He fills blank spots in their songs with his own words and studies how their pacing, word choice, rhythm and overall story arc work together. Other times, inspiration hits him when he’s sitting in class, walking around campus or on the team plane. His ideas could develop in a matter of minutes or hours, depending on the day.“I’ll be sitting on campus and I see the sunset setting over the (David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics) in the back of campus. ‘Like wow, that’s a neat sight.’ I’ll write about it. This happens whenever, wherever.”“This” is Coleman’s love for poetry: Specifically, the process of creating art and capturing scenes. Dozens of poems sit in the notes app in his iPhone. Nobody but Coleman reads them. He will begin his third year as a likely starter on the Syracuse defensive line this fall, but he uses poetry as a means to free himself from feeling boxed in by perceptions about who a football player is supposed to be.An Indianapolis native, Coleman tied for second among defensive linemen for the Orange with 28 tackles last season, and he started 11 games as a freshman in 2016. About two years ago, in his first year at SU, he started jotting down poems regularly as a means to be creative, fulfill a passion and de-stress. He has written poems about love, transformation and SU’s Remembrance Week. He has performed twice in front of audiences on the SU campus despite not having taken a poetry class in his life.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Words are very powerful,” Coleman said. “When people use words in the right way, it can control a lot of different emotions and perspectives. Instead of just writing to write, I try to capture beautiful moments around campus, because it’s about being more than a football player. I want to make sure the world knows me as more than Kendall Coleman, No. 55.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff Photographer“Poetry helps a lot to not only internalize what I’ve got going on, but actually get it out there, get it on paper, and be able to accept it for what it is and move forward from there,” Coleman said. “Poems take me on a mental adventure.”Poetry is a refuge for the brain — reading poems can help the brain cope with turmoil, according to a study by the University of California. Poetry is quiet. Sports, especially football, are loud and physical. That’s why Coleman finds peace in his notes app, typing away feelings or describing scenes.In October, in front of about 40 people at Schine Student Center, Coleman walked up on stage and performed a poem in honor of the families of those who lost loved ones in Pan Am Flight 103. He entitled it, “Remember me?”Do you remember me?Remember all the places I told you I wanted to see?Remember I had all these aspirations of things I wanted to be?Remember how much I used to care? And all the love I used to shareHoping my love would travel around the world like waves in the sea?Understand that these people are just like you and me.Understand that they are more than just a memoryWhose souls will never ask “do you remember me?”Afterward, Coleman met up with former Syracuse tight end and fellow poet Cameron MacPherson, a 2016 Remembrance Scholar. MacPherson performed a poem in honor of Thomas Schultz, whom he represented for the week.“What are you doing here? You’re a poet?” MacPherson recalls asking Coleman.“I was kind of blown away,” MacPherson said later.Coleman wrote up the eight-line piece and performed it because, a few days earlier, Remembrance Scholars had visited one of his classes and explained the gravity of the event. Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Thirty-five SU students on the flight who were returning to the United States from studies abroad were killed. Coleman felt inspired to utilize his talent and create a tribute for them.That wasn’t Coleman’s first performance. Last spring, Hernz Laguerre, another former Syracuse football player, needed a favor. His friend in a sorority was asking for men to perform in a pageant. Laguerre knew Coleman was a “stand-out individual,” so he asked him if he would get on stage for a few minutes. Because it was for charity, and Coleman wanted to do his friend a favor, he signed up.He decided the topic of his poem would be a friend, Leah, which means “Lemon tree” in Greek. He wrote about the beauty of her name, tying in a lemon tree as a figure. He said he felt comfortable despite being the only freshman to perform among a group of all juniors and seniors. After the performance, a member of the audience walked up to him and said the tone reminded him of J. Cole, one of Coleman’s sources for inspiration.“I was nervous,” Coleman said. “The spotlight shines in your face, but I got a good feel, got into my rhythm and went about how I wanted it to go.”Talia Trackim | Design EditorColeman rereads his own work to familiarize himself with where his thoughts were, who he was and how he has grown since he wrote a poem. When he started writing, he wanted everything to rhyme. Now, he just focuses on telling a story and understands that not all lines have to rhyme. They just have to be in the right spot.I am lost…but that’s okayI have lost my moneyI have lost my carI have lost my relationships…but that’s okayI have lost my happinessI have lost my angerI have lost my sadness…but that’s okayI have lost my willI have lost my motivationI have lost my spirit…but that’s okayIt was never mine to hold onto anywayWhat set Coleman on his quest for his hobby wasn’t a love for poetry or being called a bookworm for hunkering down in a library reading books and short stories. What sparked his love was an elementary school literary assignment, when he was assigned a report on a poet. Coleman and his mother, Nikki, drove to a local library and found a poem by Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son.” It told story of life struggles, how a mother worked hard and “how she passed the torch to her son.”“The message there is, ‘You have to keep pushing forward,’” Coleman said. “That one has stuck with me for a long time now. When I see my mom, or hear her voice, I know she’s there and what she did in helping me get where I am.”In seventh grade, Coleman waited until the last minute to finish a writing assignment. But he whipped up a few lines of poetry and “the words just started flowing.” It wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he picked up poetry for real, again thanks to a school assignment. The words came naturally to him, a sign that poetry could be worth pursuing. He said last week that he’d love to involve poetry in his career. But he won’t hang up or frame any of his work until he deems it good enough. He hasn’t yet. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook28Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Jeffrey Scott, Owner of Desco Audio & VideoThere is a BBC Radio 4 program that started in 1942 called Desert Island Discs. The format is simple – a guest is invited to choose eight discs, a book, and a luxury to take with them as they’re castaway on a mythical desert island. They’re given the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible. During the interview, they explain their choices and discuss key moments in their lives, people, and events that have influenced and inspired them and brought them to where they are today.The radio show still plays to this day and has aired over 3000 episodes. I’ve been an audio/music junkie since about 1977. Here are some of my favorite albums and why they are special to me.Steely Dan – Aja – Photo courtesy of Desco AVSteely Dan – Aja (new re-issued 180 gram vinyl)This album started my obsession with Hi-Fi and great music. When my older brother was about 18, he got this awesome Sansui stereo system and threatened me with great bodily harm or death if I ever touched it. So, as soon as he left the house, I snuck into his room and fired up his turntable and discovered music like I had never heard before. The album he had on the platter was the new Steely Dan Aja. I was too young to understand all the lyrics and but the fusion of Jazz and Rock that came together makes this one of the greatest albums of all time. I just knew I loved it. I still listen to it, and we stock the new pressings in vinyl at our store.Thelma Houston and Pressure Cooker – I’ve Got the Music in Me – Photo courtesy of Desco AVThelma Houston and Pressure Cooker – I’ve Got the Music In Me (Sheffield Lab Records direct-to-disc vinyl)In the mid-70’s Doug Sax and Lincoln Mayorga created a music label called Sheffield Labs that perfected direct-to-disc recordings. Instead of making a master tape and editing it together, they cut the music straight to a lacquer lathe and made the master lacquer platter live! I didn’t discover these albums until the early 80’s. The music is Big Band, R&B, Jazz Fusion and is absolutely fantastic. These songs are all done in one take and captures a magical music moment. It is a very difficult album to find in good condition. There is an unopened copy on eBay for $133. If you buy it, give me a ring. I would love to listen to that first play! I could not live without my copy of this recording.Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon – Photo courtesy of Desco AVPink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (180 gram vinyl and CD)Although The Dark Side of the Moon came out in 1973 and was an immediate success, I didn’t discover it until 1979 when it was re-mastered and released as a Mobile Fidelity half-speed master. This was the first theme based album with songs that blended into each other. It had sounds and effects that are unlike the albums of its day. I am sure most of you are familiar with the work as it is still one of the best-selling albums of all time. It has currently sold over 45 million copies worldwide. This record makes me miss the way records used to be made – as whole concepts. In this iTunes world we live in, concept albums seem a thing of the past. Perhaps that is the appeal of vinyl. With a record, the listener gets to enjoy the whole meal instead of an appetizer.Eagles – Hotel California – Photo courtesy of Desco AVEagles – Hotel California (vinyl or CD)Released in 1976, Hotel California, was the Eagles fifth studio album. I liked the sarcasm and smart lyrics in this album as well as the great cohesion that this band has. Every artist in the group had significant contributions to the final product. The members of the Eagles are all such accomplished musicians. I always have an easy, peaceful feeling when listening (sorry, couldn’t help stealing their line).Erich Kunzel & the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s 1812, Capriccio Italien and Cossack Dances – Photo courtesy of Desco AVErich Kunzel & the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s 1812, Capriccio Italien and Cossack Dances (CD or vinyl)I was introduced to classical music in about 1981 when a girl I liked invited me to her All-State Concert in Seattle. The All-State Symphony performed Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, and I was hooked. I had never heard full orchestral music live and could not believe how moving and powerful it was. The themed attacks of the music that built to this giant crescendo was both amazing and breathtaking.I did not have to look far for the best recording. Telarc Digital had a vinyl record for sale of the Capriccio with the 1812 Overture as the headliner. There were warning labels on the album. Most record players could not play the album because they recorded real cannons for the 1812 Overture. It made such wide modulations on the record that most needles would jump out of the groove. Who doesn’t want a record with torture-your-system warnings? I bought the album and enjoyed finding a cartridge that could play it. If you ever find the vinyl album – be careful – it is a challenge for most phono cartridges. The recording was an early digital master and is wonderful fun.Mikhail Pletnev – Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas (CD)Mikhail Pletnev – Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas – Photo courtesy of Desco AVI love listening to the piano, and this double CD recording is beautiful. Never have I heard such passionate interpretations of Scarlatti’s music. Mikhail Pletnev is a masterful pianist. He took Scarlatti’s Sonatas originally meant for the harpsichord and elevated them to lush involving romantic interpretations. Some harpsichord purists may not care for this piece, but I find that his playing combined with one of the best recordings of a piano to be captivating. Bonus info is that this CD has been re-issued and is available on Amazon for only $12.93! Julian Lloyd Webber, Sir Yehudi Menuhin & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Elgar Cello Concerto – Photo Courtesy of Desco AVJulian Lloyd Webber, Sir Yehudi Menuhin & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Elgar Cello Concerto (CD or vinyl)There are many great recordings of the Elgar Cello Concerto. This performance is not only well recorded, but the scale is large and the stereo image expansive. Recorded in 1985 it still passes the test of time. There are a few significant recordings of this piece, the most well known is the recording by Jacqueline Du Pré, who made the piece popular on the world stage. But, Yehudi Menuhin was a musician who had worked with Elgar and Julian Lloyd Webber is a fabulous player who is often looked over due to the fame of his brother, Andrew Lloyd Webber.Elgar says that he wrote the Cello Concerto as an image of a man contemplating the meaning of life. It is a haunting and passionate piece of music. This is one of those pieces of music to be played late at night and savored.Crosby Stills and Nash – CSN – Photo courtesy of Desco AVCrosby Stills and Nash – CSN (vinyl and CD)David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash released this studio album in the summer of 1977. CSN was the first studio album the three had created together since the Deja Vu album in 1970. The writing is creative, and the vocals are tight. One of my favorite tracks to use for demos is In My Dreams written by David Crosby. The stereo recording has beautiful imaging with the guitars and voices focused across the whole soundstage.I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorite Desert Island Discs. I would love to hear your favorites. Post them in a comment below. I am always looking for new music to experience. If you ever want to hear my list, stop by the store and ask for a demo.