Campus Crossroads to benefit academic life at Notre Dame

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the third story in a three-part series featuring the completed Campus Crossroads project. Today’s story focuses on the enhancements to academics at Notre Dame resulting from the construction of O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall.The construction of O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall marks a new era for the music, psychology and anthropology departments at Notre Dame.Both part of the Campus Crossroads project, O’Neill Hall will be the new headquarters for music and sacred music, while Corbett Family Hall will house the psychology and anthropology departments.John McGreevy, professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Letters, said the completed project will be able to serve the Notre Dame community for generations to come.“We really view this as a great day for the College of Arts and Letters, and for Notre Dame,” he said on a press tour conducted Aug. 11. “[These are] two spectacular new buildings that are going to advance research and teaching capacity of our students and faculty for a hundred years.”The new facilities are an exciting step for the College of Arts and Letters, McGreevy said.“I am a historian, so I’m neither a psychologist, anthropologist or musician, but these are my colleagues, as well, and to see them be able to have the opportunity to do the best possible work and to train their students in the best possible way — it’s magical,” McGreevy said.O’Neill HallOn the south end of Notre Dame Stadium stands O’Neill Hall, the first new building designed specifically for the music program since the 1800s. Chris Collins | The Observer O’Neill Hall, built as part of the Campus Crossroads project, will serve as the new facility for both music and sacred music.“We didn’t build a music building in the 20th century,” McGreevy said. “There was one built in the late 19th century, and now we have one for the 21st century. And music and our program in sacred music will have the opportunity to flourish in a way they’ve never had before with recital halls, the practice rooms and simply the ability to put music front and center, as it should be at a Catholic university, in a Notre Dame student’s education.”This new space was crucial for the music program, vice president for facilities design and operations Doug Marsh said on the press tour, because the department is currently squeezed into Crowley Hall, an undersized building for the program.“Those programs are moving from quaint quarters in the heart of campus at Crowley Hall and about 9,000 square feet into over 30,000 square feet of usable space in that facility,” Marsh said. “They’re very excited, needless to say.”Within O’Neill Hall is the LeBar Family Recital Hall, a 170-seat concert space, and the LeBar Family Performance Hall. Marsh said the smaller size of the LeBar Family Recital Hall is perfect for performances by smaller ensembles.“It’s a size [of] space we haven’t been able to accommodate in other buildings on campus, so this works very well with the facilities at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, which of course are larger and such,” Marsh said. “This is perfect for our student voices and small quartets, etc.”The program hopes to be able to utilize this component of the facility as soon as possible, Marsh said.“We’re targeting to finish this, again, fall semester so that we have our faculty move in and we’ll have our first performances in here in January,” he said.McGreevy said the impact of Campus Crossroads will be particularly noticeable for the music programs in light of the potentially enhanced performances.“I think it’s going to be most vivid for the community here in O’Neill, where there will be recital halls open to the public and string quartets … and wonderful vocal performances and all sorts of things that will be open to members of the community,” McGreevy said. “I’ll add, too, that our sacred music program, I believe, has seven choirs of over 300 students from in the community. We just started a new sacred music choir for students with disabilities, and there’s a new collaboration with the South Bend school choir. All of those students will be coming into this building, too. So we really viewed this building, O’Neill, as a kind of portal to Notre Dame because our music programs really do reach out in the community.” Corbett Family HallCorbett Family Hall, the building to the east of the stadium, will bring the psychology and anthropology departments together in a way they have never been before, McGreevy said.“For the first time ever, those faculty and students will be together, and they’ll be able to move from the research lab — where our psychologists study things like depression and ADD — to the classrooms there to the faculty offices,” McGreevy said. “ … Our department of psychology at the moment has faculty and students in seven different buildings, and now they’ll almost all be consolidated in Corbett. And we don’t even know what that’ll mean for anthropology and psychology — that opportunity to collaborate — but we know it’ll be great for our students and faculty.”While these departments do not necessarily do as much outreach work with the South Bend community as the sacred music program, McGreevy said their impact still goes beyond the University.“Psychology and anthropology is a little bit more focused on Notre Dame, but even there, I would say — some of [the] psychologists see patients, some of them have clinical studies as part of what they do and even there there’ll be a community dimension to our work in psychology,” McGreevy said.“The exciting part for me will be the day when the faculty and students move in. That will be the biggest day,” McGreevy said. “I, like everybody else in the community — and I live near campus — have been watching the buildings go up and involved in the planning and involved in figuring out which faculty member goes into which office. I’m not sure I’d call all of that exciting. It’s been fun, but the most exciting day will be when we see our students and faculty members come into these buildings. … These are hundred-year buildings. For the next hundred years they will be helping make Notre Dame and the college a better institution.”The Martin Media CenterAn extra element of Campus Crossroads that Marsh said he expects to contribute to the academic development of students and faculty is the Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center on the first floor of Corbett Family Hall.“This is a space for the University to better connect its message and put its message out to the world, but also for our faculty and our students to learn all things digital media,” Marsh said. “We’re learning in a different way, we’re teaching in a different way. So much of that information will be hosted and developed in that facility.”Dan Skendzel, executive director of ND Studios, said the 2,000 square-foot facility has been in the works for a long time.“This is really the next evolutionary step in media production that Fr. John Jenkins, our president, and John Affleck-Graves, our executive vice president, set out several years ago,” Skendzel said on the press tour.The center offers students and faculty members the opportunity to be creative with their teaching and learning processes, Skendzel said.“This space is really important for the University, largely because of the way communication has evolved and changed,” he said. “ … Characteristics like mobile, social and video are the way particularly younger generations are communicating. This center gives us the ability to compete in that space. So you think about academic, this space will be used for faculty to come in and record a lecture in the flipped classroom model so that students can go and view that lecture prior to class, and then come to class and use that for interaction time with other students and the faculty members.”Skendzel said faculty members will also be able to take advantage of the facility.“We’ll use this space for seminars on emerging technologies — so think virtual reality and bringing faculty in and showing them how virtual reality might be a factor in their research,” he said. “How can they use it for research? How can they use it in their [classrooms] for teaching and learning? We’ll use this space for all kinds of promotional and outreach uses.”Aside from its academic benefits, Skendzel said the University will use the Martin Media Center to turn Notre Dame into a force in the producing sphere.“This facility will set us up to be a leader in the ACC as the ACC Network moves towards a linear launch in 2019,” he said. “Dare I say, it sets us up to be the leader across the country and any school in terms of our capability to produce athletic press. But it also sets us up to be the leader in producing, period.”Tags: anthropology, Campus Crossroads Project, Corbett Family Hall, Martin Media Center, Music, O’Neill Hall, psychology, Sacred Musiclast_img read more

South Florida Braces for Possible Tropical Storm this Weekend

first_imgFlorida may have to brace for a tropical storm this weekend. The National Hurricane Center said yesterday that Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine in the Atlantic could become Tropical Storm Isaias today. Currently the system has sustained winds of 45 mph according to the National Hurricane Center.The effects of the storm could reach Florida by the end of the week. Landfall could come this weekend in South Florida, but almost the entire state is in the NHC’s forecast cone. Now is the time to stock up on your 7-day ration of hurricane supplies.First, the system must survive a cloud of Saharan dust which retards strengthening, the potential interaction with mountains on the Dominican Republic and an upper level wind shear. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the north coast of Haiti from Le Mole St Nicholas eastward to the northern border with the Dominican Republic.The government of the Bahamas has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the southeastern Bahamas, including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, and the Ragged Islands.last_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: The 30 workers at the Donegal call-centre which was told to close yesterday have been offered a total of just €68,500 between 29 workers, Donegal Daily can reveal.The workers have been told they must either accept or reject the offer which was made through KPMG this morning.The workers have been told they have a noon deadline to accept the offer which works out at just more than €2,000 each. The workers at Assetco Manage Services in Buncrana are now meeting to discuss their options.They have also appealed for anybody who may be able to offer them legal advise to contact them.One worker told us “That is all they think we are worth. Many of us have been here since 2006 and worked very hard for this company.“We are being told to take this miserly offer or leave it. That’s what they have told us. “We need help. We don’t want to sign anything in case we leave ourselves exposed.” 29 CALL-CENTRE WORKERS OFFERED A TOTAL OF €68,500 BETWEEN THEM was last modified: November 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Team win for MTN-Qhubeka in Korea

first_img13 June 2013Team MTN-Qhubeka won the stage five team time trial of the Tour de Korea on Wednesday, giving the team its second victory of the race after sprinter Kristian Sbaragli claimed a win on the opening stage.The stage was contested over 25.5 kilometres and the South African team blazed through the course in a time of 35 minutes and 19 seconds.Africa’s first Professional Continental team was fourth fastest at the intermediate time check, a considerable 46 seconds down after navigating through the first hilly part of the course.The deficit, though, was turned around during the second half and the men in yellow and black crossed the line just one second ahead of second placed Champion System. Rapha Condor JLT placed third.Strategy“Our strategy from the start was to keep it nice and steady to the first climb, get over that intact and drive hard between the climbs,” Sports Director Kevin Campbell said. “Then we wanted to keep a nice steady tempo on the second climb and at the top give full-gas until the finish.“The whole team was riding very well on the climbs. I thought it would be Dennis van Niekerk and Louis Meintjes that set the tempo, but they rode it very much as a group.“After the climb everybody gave it their all. Martin (Wesemann) was driving it really well, Johann (van Zyl) was driving it really well, and Louis was also going superbly on the flat stretches.‘Every rider contributed’“Every rider contributed, even Kristian (Sbaragli). He’s no TT specialist, but he was driving as hard as the rest. I was very pleased with that,” he added.Sbaragli retains the blue jersey as the leader of the points’ classification and remains in the top 10 of the general classification (GC).Campbell said the sprinter has surprised with his form in the Tour. “When we came into the Tour we did nominate Dennis and Louis as our GC guys because we can’t come into a race in Asia with one GC contender; the racing is just too unpredictable. We chose them as equal GC contenders and the way it’s worked out, Dennis has been the right man, in the right moves at the right time.”Good form“We’re now thinking Kristian… can also be in with a chance. We were worried that he wouldn’t get over the climb on the third stage, but then he went over it and finished in the front group. Now we definitely see how well he is riding.”The victory in the team time trial was Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung’s seventh in its debut season as a Professional Continental team.The MTN-Qhubeka team for the Tour of Korea is made up of Louis Meintjes (RSA), Johann Van Zyl (RSA), Bradley Potgieter (RSA), Martin Wesemann (RSA), Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA), Songezo Jim (RSA) and Kristian Sbaragli (Ita).SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Expand definition of human rights: Amit Shah

first_imgThere was a need to expand the definition of human rights beyond the international standards as it was not sufficient in the Indian context, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday. Addressing the National Human Rights Commission’s 26th foundation day celebration here, Mr. Shah said India would not be as successful in furthering the cause of human rights if it did not go beyond the international standards. “India and the world have different concepts and situations regarding human rights. If we evaluate it with the world’s standards, then perhaps that is not right,” he said, adding that the protection of human rights of women and children was “in-built in the social fabric and family system”. Referring to NHRC chairperson Justice (retired) H.L. Dattu, he said: “I request Mr. Dattu to go beyond legal boundaries and give space and a platform to the many people working for human rights protection on their own, as a matter of duty.” He added there was a need to combine the “new concept” of human rights with the traditional.“I know when I say human rights, people see the meaning as police atrocities and custodial deaths, which is a fact. We have no objections. Every citizen should get the Constitutionally-guaranteed protection. There is no dispute. “But there are so many other dimensions, which we have to see with different perspectives,” he said.last_img read more

Let the flames begin! Flying diver ignites SEA Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Katropa fields Rice, try to catch up with leaders Earlier a flying tiger, shiny gold suits and a parade of marching bands took center stage as the two-week Games opened in a blaze of color.More than 4,000 athletes from 11 nations strode into the newly refurbished, 87,000-capacity Bukit Jalil stadium, which was sold out for the vibrant show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTorrential rain early on failed to dampen enthusiasm as the hosts put on an entertaining spectacle before Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V, declared the Games open.About 4,200 athletes are competing for 404 gold medals in sports ranging from boxing and equestrianism to petanque, speed skating and lawn bowls at the popular and unique SEA Games. MOST READ View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Games mascot Rimau, a fluffy Malayan tiger, flew into the stadium on a wire, after LED-lit pedal cars and flag-wavers wearing glittering gold suits had entertained the crowd.Fans watched video messages from Malaysia’s badminton and squash stars Lee Chong Wei and Nicol David, who are busy with world championships commitments, and cheered the succession of marching bands.After the Games had been declared open, the stadium erupted in song as hundreds of dancers waving silver palm trees and waving red-lit parasols gave the event a carnival atmosphere.Olympic silver medal-winning diver Pandelela Rinong passed the flaming torch to Nur Dhabita, who took off slowly towards the 40-foot (12-metre) cauldron and lit it, setting off a blaze of fireworks.The biennial SEA Games, formerly the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games, have been running since 1959, when the region was still emerging from its long era of colonialism.ADVERTISEMENT Malaysia, who have given the 29th edition the tagline “Rising Together”, are aiming to top the medals table for only the second time by matching the 111 golds they won on home soil in 2001.Ahead of the opening ceremony, they have already made a strong start with seven golds to lead the table ahead of Singapore and Thailand, who both have three.The Games retain a distinctly regional flavor, with Olympic sports like swimming and athletics contested alongside Asian favorites such as pencak silat, sepak takraw and wushu.They are a big source of national pride in the fast-growing region of about 650 million people, which all too often finds itself outclassed on the world sporting stage. CBB Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Malaysian athlete Nur Dhabitah Sabri lights the torch during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017.  AFP PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Teenage diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri flew through Malaysia’s national stadium in a brave stunt to light the cauldron at the climax of a glittering Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday.The 18-year-old rising star was suspended high above the Bukit Jalil stadium floor in Kuala Lumpur, carrying a flaming torch, at the end of the four-hour extravaganza.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer tournament

first_imgKenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, right, leaves after speaking to the media at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Kenya’s electoral commission has announced it has moved the date for a fresh presidential election to Oct 26. The electoral commission had earlier set Oct 17 as the date for the fresh poll after the Supreme Court invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August re-election and ordered a rerun within 60 days. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)ACCRA, Ghana — Kenya was stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship because of delays in its preparations and the Confederation of African Football opened a new bidding process on Sunday, giving itself just a week to find a new country.The Confederation of African Football cited “accumulated delays” in Kenya’s preparations for CHAN early next year, the continental championship for players playing in their home leagues. It’s the No. 2 tournament for national teams in Africa behind the African Cup of Nations.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary No Mercy: Lesnar retains Universal title in toughest test yet Kenya’s preparations for the 16-team tournament were already troubled before its presidential elections held in August were nullified and a re-vote was ordered. That re-vote is scheduled for next month, and the political instability has meant preparations for the soccer tournament have been further undermined.Only one of the stadiums meant to host games has been deemed ready and Kenya’s government only approved a $40 million budget to host the tournament last week, with just four months to go until kickoff.Also at its meeting Saturday, CAF decided to open a tender process to recruit an audit firm to examine Cameroon’s preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Africa’s top soccer event.Like Kenya, Cameroon’s readiness to host the Cup of Nations has been under scrutiny. CAF said it needs to examine the state of Cameroon’s “infrastructure to host the tournament,” with the 2019 Cup of Nations the first to be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.CAF president Ahmad, who goes by just one name, said that Cameroon would remain 2019 host for now.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Africa has had a succession of problems with host countries for its tournaments.South Africa had to step in to host the 2013 African Cup of Nations after Libya conceded it wouldn’t be able to. Equatorial Guinea took over the 2015 African Cup after Morocco withdrew over fears of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Libya again withdrew as host for this year’s edition and Gabon was given the tournament on short notice.The next three hosts for the African Cup were all decided by the former leadership of CAF: Cameroon in 2019, Ivory Coast in 2021 and Guinea in 2023.CAF was forced to re-open the bidding process for the 2020 Women’s African Cup of Nations after no bids were received on time. The 2019 under-23 African Cup was given to Egypt because it was the only country to submit a “complete” application, CAF said.The poor quality of African candidates to host soccer tournaments reflects badly on Morocco, which is challenging the joint North American bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada for the 2026 World Cup. CAF made the decision to take the tournament away from Kenya at an executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday.“With an overwhelming majority of the members present, it was decided to withdraw the hosting rights of the competition from Kenya in the light of accumulated delays from reports of the various inspection missions conducted in the country, the last of which took place from 11 to 17 September 2017,” CAF said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCountries seeking to step in as replacement host must submit applications by next Sunday, said CAF, which was forced into a fast-tracked bidding process with the tournament scheduled to be played from Jan. 12-Feb. 4.Morocco, which is bidding to host the 2026 World Cup, has been touted as a possible replacement host because of its relatively established infrastructure. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

a month agoWatford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit ten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit tenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Manchester City will hit ten goals against a team soon.The Hornets felt the full force of the champions’ attacking power on Saturday as they were thrashed 8-0 at the Etihad in the Premier League.”They will do it to somebody, there will be a nine or 10 out there soon,” Foster said.”As a goalie, coming here in the first place it’s almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they’re on it, they are incredible.”They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances developing in front of your eyes. It was absolutely no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits.” last_img read more

March Madness Tommy Amaker Leads Harvard to 1st Tourney

Harvard, the Ivy League school that lost its best two players before the season to – of all things – an academic scandal – epitomized the catch phrase “March Madness” Thursday night, crafting a bracket-busting upset of No. 3-seed New Mexico.The No. 14- seeded Crimson, led by coach Tommy Amaker, earned a 68-62 first-round victory in Salt Lake City, the first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Somewhere, President Barack Obama, a Harvard graduate, is smiling.Harvard’s most famous hoops alum, Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rocets tweeted: “YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!! HARVARD winssss!!! hahahahhah i told you.”Amaker’s scheme of milking the clock and using the final seconds to execute their offense worked, as Harvard shot 44 per cent from three-point range. Guard Wesley Saunders calmly scored 18 points, including three key late free throws, and Laurent Rivard made five threes to key the Harvard surge.“Certainly I feel like it’s been a tremendous season thus far,” said Amaker, the one-time coach at Michigan. “To do it in this fashion, on this stage, against an outstanding team. . . We had to play well and get some help by them by not playing so well at times.“But it means the world to us, a significant win for us. I talked to (the players) about how meaningful this season has been for me. . . as much as any other time I’ve had in coaching.”Harvard was not expected to win the Ivy League this season, but it did. Amaker held his team together after its two top players, Kyle Casey and Brandon Curry, were embroiled in a take-home test scandal involving 125 students. They withdrew from school, leaving the team less experienced and talent-deficient.Still, they made their way to the tournament for the third time in Amaker’s six years and punctuated it with the conference’s biggest upset in March Madness.Fans at the game could sense something special was happening, and the crowd quickly began supporting Harvard.“We talked about how if we could pick up some game pressure on New Mexico we could pick up some fans,” Amaker said. “People root for underdogs, but they follow top dogs.”Harvard will be underdogs again when it faces No. 6-seed Arizona on Saturday. Clearly, that is of little concern now. read more

Harry Kane Is Making His Case For Worlds Best Striker

D. MertensNapoli24893515 Kane is Europe’s best pure scorerThe top goal scorers in the five major European leagues this season 1H. KaneTottenham261506123 L. SuárezBarcelona20763816 C. ImmobileLazio21753720 The stage has never been bigger for Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker Harry Kane. On Saturday, Spurs defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the North London Derby, one of the Premier League’s most storied rivalries. Now it’s off to Turin, Italy, where they’ll take on Juventus, one of Europe’s most storied clubs, in the Champions League round of 16. And there will never be a better moment than now for Kane to demonstrate, in front of the entire soccer-loving world, that he just might be the best pure striker alive.Kane won himself a place in history when he notched his 100th English Premier League goal on a controversial stoppage time penalty two weekends ago against Liverpool. It’s an incredible achievement for a player who, at 24 years old, is only just now hitting the prime years of his career. Kane is not the fastest ever to the century mark, but only Alan Shearer managed it in fewer appearances than Kane’s 141, and only Wayne Rooney, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen did it at a younger age. The milestone also just happens to come during the best season of Kane’s young career. If anything, his league-leading 23 goals undersells just how good Kane has been.The top of the Premier League scoring table is increasingly split between traditional forwards, like Kane, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku, and more hybrid attacking wingers, like Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling, which makes it difficult to define what the center forward role looks like in modern soccer. The same problem crops up around the rest of Europe. Calling Lionel Messi a center forward undersells all the things he does for Barcelona, especially considering that he’s playing next to, behind and generally all around a truer version of a center forward in Luis Suarez. At Paris-Saint Germain, Neymar might be the best attacking player in the world, but he’s also a winger while Edinson Cavani occupies the center forward position. The line between forward and winger is increasingly blurry, and a list of the most productive scorers in Europe is littered with goal-scoring wingers. But Kane still sits atop that list. I. AspasCelta Vigo22653015 S. AgüeroManchester City22883921 R. LewandowskiBayern Munich21873519 Harry Kane isn’t a complete forward. His job isn’t to facilitate play, or bring wingers into the game, or create holes in the defense for his teammates to take advantage of. Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker does one thing: He scores. But that goal scoring has Tottenham challenging for a top-four place in the Premier League and has gotten Spurs into the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Nobody scores as much while accounting for as high a percentage of their team’s scoring. He’s the ultimate scoring forward, and at only 24 years old, he’s likely to be a dominant force for years to come. 9M. IcardiInter Milan22683818 12N. FekirLyon22703816 3E. CavaniPSG23814121 17F. ThauvinMarseille25923414 2M. SalahLiverpool261034922 MarianoLyon24703214 PlayerTeamGamesTotalon goalgoals 14R. SterlingManchester City25632615 5L. MessiBarcelona231326120 *Recently transferred from Borussia DortmundThe five leagues are the English Premier League, Serie A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), Ligue 1 (France) and the Bundesliga (Germany).Source: Espn Stats & Information Group G. HiguaínJuventus23753014 Kane posts tremendous numbers in many scoring measures. Looking at goals from open play (so removing penalty shots and direct free kicks), Kane is scoring 0.8 goals per 90 minutes. That’s the third-best rate in Europe’s big five leagues,1Among players who have played at least 1000 minutes. behind only Salah and Cavani. Kane has the second-most shots per 90 from open play as well, with 5.30. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, who is mired in a terrible shooting season, takes more shots, with 5.71 per 90. Only five other players are even over four shots per game: Roma’s Edin Dzeko, Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, Messi, Salah, and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.2In fact, if Kane stays on pace and finishes the season with more than five shots per 90 minutes, he’ll be one of only three players to do so in the last five years, joining Ronaldo (who did it four times) and Gonzalo Higuain, who managed it with Napoli in 2015/16.Kane is similarly at the top of the list when it comes to expected goals per 90 minutes. His 0.78 expected goals per 90 tracks pretty closely with his actual goals scored and is good for fifth best among players with at least 1,000 minutes, trailing only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who just transferred to Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City, Ronaldo and Lewandowski. The fact that Kane’s finishing is roughly in line with his expected goals is an important marker of how he has developed from last season to this year.His scoring on shots from open play actually remains essentially unchanged from last year, going from 0.81 to 0.80, but his expected goal rate last season was much lower, only 0.48. Finishing more chances than expected, as Kane did a year ago, is a real skill but it’s also almost impossible to do consistently, and players’ numbers are incredibly noisy and undergo wild fluctuations. Some of Kane’s goal scoring last season came on the types of wonderful finishes that typically fly over the bar, or on contested headers that usually glance just wide. In other words, if Kane’s current season were similar to last year, it’s very likely that his goal scoring would have gone down. Instead, Kane has upped his game, creating and taking more shots and better shots. Last season, Kane scored like a great striker, but he played like a very good one. This year, he’s both playing and scoring like one of the best in the game.The case for Kane as one of the world’s best strikers is easy to make, but once you get up into the rarified air of players like Salah, Lewandowski and Aubameyang, differentiating between them becomes difficult. Where Kane stands out is in just how big a share of the team’s workload he takes on. Again looking at shots not including penalties and direct free kicks, there are 101 players in the top five leagues who have scored seven or more goals. Harry Kane takes 32.7 percent of his team’s shots when he’s on the field — none of the other 100 players are more involved. Ronaldo is second at 32.0 percent, Messi is third at 31.4. (Ronaldo and Messi, of course, both take a large number of direct free kicks that aren’t getting counted here, while Kane gets credit for all the shots he accumulates on set plays that aren’t direct free kicks. So Kane has some advantage that comes from how we’re defining the center forward role.)Kane is similarly dominant when it comes to expected goals from these shots. When he’s on the field, he accounts for a whopping 41.7 percent of Spurs’ expected goals, the third most of this set of players. Only Antonio Sanabria of Real Betis, who is having an improbable season with seven goals in six substitute appearances, and Cristhian Stuani of the surprisingly competent Spanish side Girona are responsible for a higher percentage of their teams’ expected goals. This is the primary argument for Kane. While some players have scored more goals, and some players may have slightly higher underlying expected goals numbers, no strikers in the world have put up the gaudy numbers Kane has while accounting for as high a share of their team’s shooting and finishing. P. DybalaJuventus19753014 7NeymarPSG18823719 10R. FalcaoMonaco20593017 P. Aubameyang*Arsenal18612914 Shots F. 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