Southern, Catholic and bird lover are some of the words used most frequently to describe author Flannery O’Connor, the subject of a lecture delivered Tuesday afternoon by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, professor at Fordham University and associate director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.O’Donnell touched on these three facets of O’Connor’s life in her talk, entitled “Between the House and the Chicken Yard: The Life and Legacy of Mary Flannery O’Connor.” O’Connor was born in Savannah, and her family moved to Andalusia, a rural Georgia farm, Alaimo O’Donnell said, where the author took a great delight in raising chickens.“O’Connor’s first brush with fame occurred courtesy of her bird collection — when a Pathé newsman caught word of a Georgia girl who taught a bird to walk backwards, he made his way south and filmed Mary Flannery and her trick chicken,” she said. “She had a hunger for fame after this, and from that day forward she began to collect chickens, though of course her fame would come from other things.”The author received an MFA from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop and moved to New York, actively participating in literary and intellectual circles, Alaimo O’Donnell said. However, O’Connor was forced to return permanently to Andalusia, after she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease.“O’Connor would endure this exile gracefully and with good humor until her death on Aug. 3, 1964,” she said. “Flannery no longer belonged to Georgia, to the small-town world of Milledgeville, and her mother’s friends. Her childhood sense of herself as a freak returned, a preoccupying idea that appears in the stories she wrote. … O’Connor’s stories often feature characters who clearly do not belong, sometimes by virtue of some physical affliction or deformity, or by virtue of a radically different way of seeing the world from those around her.”O’Connor’s fiction became her lifeline, and she drew inspiration from the people and events in her Southern community, Alaimo O’Donnell said.“She wrote every morning – two hours was all she could manage, despite the painful and debilitating effects of both the disease and the medication prescribed to remedy it,” she said. “Against all odds, O’Connor would produce two novels, 32 short stories, and many essays, reviews and commentaries and hundreds of letters in her thirteen years at Andalusia.”O’Connor may not occur to many readers as a Christian writer, Alaimo O’Donnell said, for she does not appear to write from a particular religious viewpoint. However, although O’Connor’s characters are rarely Catholic, they require an experience of grace.“O’Connor’s characters, like the freak chickens she raised as a child, are grotesques of every imaginable kind. They include mass murderers, social misfits, religious zealots, moral cretins, fake bible salesmen, one-legged women with Ph.D.s,” she said. “The one thing that binds all of O’Connor’s characters together is the fact that they are all in need of conversion or radical change.”Implicit in her creation of characters in need of conversion, her use of violence as a means of grace and her mingling of the comic and tragic, is a deeply religious vision, Alaimo O’Donnell said.“Flannery sees the possibility of redemption available to humanity in all places, at all times and through the most unexpected of means,” she said.While O’Connor saw her life as utterly ordinary, Alaimo O’Donnell said O’Connor was an author who integrated her faith and art so thoroughly that they became one practice.“Her own art becomes sign and symbol of the creative force that generates and governs the world, and so her own writing becomes, both in practice and in fact, a form of sacrament,” she said.Tags: Catholic writers, Flannery O’Connnor, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
Here’s everything to know about watching NHL playoff games in 2020, including a complete TV schedule with start times and channels for every series.MORE: Watch NHL playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NHL playoff games todayHere’s the full schedule of NHL playoff games for Tuesday, Aug. 11:Wednesday, Aug. 12MatchupTime/ChannelGame 1: Hurricanes vs. Bruins11 a.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, fuboTV)Game 1: Islanders vs. Capitals3 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, fuboTV)Game 1: Coyotes vs. Avalanche5:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, fuboTV)Game 1: Canadiens vs. Flyers8 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, CBC, fuboTV)Game 1: Canucks vs. Blues10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, CBC, fuboTV)Tuesday, Aug. 11 resultsGameResultsGame 1: Lightning vs. Blue JacketsLightning 3, Blue Jackets 2 (5OT) (TBL lead 1-0)Game 1: Stars vs. FlamesFlames 3, Stars 2 (CGY leads 1-0)Game 1: Bruins vs. HurricanesPPDGame 1: Golden Knights vs. BlackhawksGolden Knights 4, Blackhawks 1 (VGK lead 1-0)Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.How to watch NHL playoff games in USA, CanadaAll NHL playoff games will be broadcast to national audiences in the United States and Canada. Depending on your TV provider, you’ll be able to watch games on NBC along with NBCSN, USA Network and the NHL Network.In Canada, every game through the end of final horn of the Stanley Cup final will be broadcast on Sportsnet or one of its subsidiaries, Sportsnet 1or Sportsnet 360. CBC will also carry the simulcast for games featuring Canadian franchises plus a handful of others.In addition to TV, you’ll be able to stream games on the NBC Sports app where available (cable subscription required) and the following streaming services:MORE: Everything to know about the NHL’s bubble citiesNHL live streamsFans who want to take in games for the remainder of the year and are with or without the cord have a few different options. Bear in mind that blackout restrictions in local markets do apply, and only games through Aug. 5 have been confirmed to this point, with changes coming at the start of the following round.fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial for new customers, and the streaming service carries every U.S. network that shows NHL postseason games. The montly subscription price is $54.99.Hulu + Live TV is offering a free week for those who haven’t had the service before, before a $54.99 monthly bill rings in. The package includes live sports.If you’re in a market with an NBC Sports regional network, both Sling TV and fuboTV are also viable options which carry NBC Sports RSNs.The NBC Sports app is also an option, but keep in mind out of market games will not be covered. Also, a cable subscription is required.NHL playoff bracket 2020 (SN illustration) NHL playoff bracket 2020 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2d/df/nhl-playoff-bracket-081020-ftr_14uxyu7m247mg1rugyj8ehiywn.jpg?t=-643580349&w=500&quality=80NHL schedule 2020The first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs starts Tuesday, Aug. 11 with series ending no later than Sunday, Aug. 23 if Game 7s are necessary. Round 2 would begin Aug. 24 followed by the conference finals, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 8 depending on the second round outcomes.The Stanley Cup Final is scheduled to begin Sept. 22 and be completed no later than Oct. 4.Round 1Tuesday, Aug. 11MatchupTimeTV channelGame 1: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Flames vs. Stars5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNWednesday, Aug. 12MatchupTimeTV channelGame 1: Hurricanes vs. Bruins11 a.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Islanders vs. Capitals3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Coyotes vs. Avalanche5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Canadiens vs. Flyers8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 1: Canucks vs. Blues10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCThursday, Aug. 13MatchupTimeTV channelGame 2: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 2: Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360Game 2: Hurricanes vs. Bruins8 p.m. ETNBSCN, SN, CBCGame 2: Flames vs. Stars10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCFriday, Aug. 14MatchupTimeTV channelGame 2: Coyotes vs. Avalanche2 p.m. ETNHLN, SN, CBCGame 2: Canadiens vs. Flyers3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 2: Canucks vs. Blues6:30 p.m. ETNHLN, SNGame 2: Islanders vs. Capitals8 p.m. ETNBCSN, FX-CAGame 3: Stars vs. Flames10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCSaturday, Aug. 15MatchupTimeTV channelGame 3: Bruins vs. HurricanesNoon ETNBC, SNGame 3: Avalanche vs. Coyotes3 p.m. ETCNBC, SN360Game 3: Lightning vs. Blue Jackets7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360Game 3: Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks8 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBCSunday, Aug. 16MatchupTimeTV channelGame 3: Capitals vs. IslandersNoon ETUSA, SN360Game 4: Stars vs. Flames2 p.m. ETCNBC, SN, CBCGame 4: Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks6:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1Game 3: Flyers vs. Canadiens8 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBCGame 3: Blues vs. Canucks10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNMonday, Aug. 17MatchupTimeTV channelGame 4: Lightning vs. Blue Jackets3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 4: Avalanche vs. Coyotes5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, FX-CAGame 4: Bruins vs. Hurricanes8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 4: Blues vs. Canucks10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCTuesday, Aug. 18MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Blackhawks vs. Golden KnightsTBDTBD*Game 5: Flames vs. StarsTBDTBDGame 4: Flyers vs. Canadiens3 p.m. ETNBCSNGame 4: Capitals vs. Islanders8 p.m. ETNBCSNWednesday, Aug. 19MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Canadiens vs. FlyersTBDTBD*Game 5: Blue Jackets vs. LightningTBDTBD*Game 5: Hurricanes vs. BruinsTBDTBD*Game 5: Coyotes vs. AvalancheTBDTBD*Game 5: Canucks vs. BluesTBDTBDThursday, Aug. 20MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Islanders vs. CapitalsTBDTBD*Game 6: Bruins vs. HurricanesTBDTBD*Game 6: Golden Knights vs. BlackhawksTBDTBD*Game 6: Stars vs. FlamesTBDTBDFriday, Aug. 21 MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 6: Flyers vs. CanadiensTBDTBD*Game 6: Lightning vs. Blue JacketsTBDTBD*Game 6: Avalanche vs. CoyotesTBDTBD*Game 6: Blues vs. CanucksTBDTBDSaturday, Aug. 22MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 7: Bue Jackets vs. LightningTBDTBD*Game 6: Capitals vs. IslandersTBDTBD*Game 7: Blackhawks vs. Golden KnightsTBDTBD*Game 7: Flames vs. StarsTBDTBDSunday, Aug. 23MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 7: Canadiens vs. FlyersTBDTBD*Game 7: Islanders vs. CapitalsTBDTBD*Game 7: Hurricanes vs. BruinsTBDTBD*Game 7: Coyotes vs. AvalancheTBDTBD*Game 7: Canucks vs. BluesTBDTBDJoe Rivera contributed to this article. The qualifying round and round-robin games are now behind us and it’s time to get to the heart-of-the-matter: the official Stanley Cup playoffs.Aug. 11 begins an almost two-month march to the 2020 Cup champion as the first round kicks off and if it’s anything like the first nine days of the NHL’s return, it’ll be a doozy. Who will advance in 202 is anyone’s guess — because, well, anything is obviously possible. Regardless, it’ll be a wild ride.
Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Load More Based on the NASDAQ closing price of US$24.43 per ADS, the market value of the shares is US$9.9 million, it added.“In determining the number of Restricted Shares granted to Mr Ho, the board of directors of Melco Resorts has considered the importance and the contribution of Mr Ho’s work to the Melco Resorts Group, including the scope and responsibilities of his position as both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts,” the company said.“The purpose of the aforesaid grant … is to recognize Mr Ho’s contribution to the success and development of the Melco Resorts Group and to incentivize and motivate him to continue to strive for the future development of the Melco Resorts Group and its business.” Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Asian casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment has granted shares worth US$10 million to Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho in recognition of his contribution to the development of the group.In an announcement overnight, Melco revealed it had granted a total of 409,076 Restricted ADS Shares under its Melco Resorts Share Incentive Plan of which half will vest on 1 April 2021 and the remainder on 1 April 2022. The shares represent around 0.09% of issued shares in the company. RelatedPosts