Corky Lee, known for photographing Asian America, dies at 73

first_imgCorky Lee, a photojournalist who spent five decades spotlighting the often ignored Asian and Pacific Islander American communities, has died. He was 73. His family said in a statement that Lee died Wednesday in Queens, New York, of complications from COVID-19. The self-described “undisputed unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate,” Lee used his eye to pursue what he saw as “photographic justice.” He was present at many seminal moments impacting Asian America over a 50-year career. He was also a founding member of the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. A private funeral service will be held in New York.last_img

Adebayor wins it for Spurs

first_imgEmmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham’s top-four hopes a timely shot in the arm as Tim Sherwood’s side rode a first-half storm to beat Everton. That, though, was all Spurs had to shout about in the opening 20 minutes as the visitors continued to pour forward. Lloris, unaware the offside flag had been raised, produced another wonderful save to stop Kevin Mirallas converting a Leighton Baines cross, before the Spurs goalkeeper swept up after confusion at the back and Coleman had a tame effort saved. Tottenham were struggling in all areas and had few moments of respite, although they came close to grabbing an undeserved lead as a low Danny Rose cross just evaded Adebayor. It was a rare threatening moment from a side devoid of attacking ideas and sloppy at the back, epitomised by the ease with which Mirallas slalomed through on goal before firing over. It was the last moment of note before half-time, from which the hosts returned with renewed intensity. A powerful Adebayor header, though, was all Spurs had to show for their improved performance, leading to the introduction of Townsend. Laid low with a hamstring complaint for seven weeks, the flying winter replaced Eriksen after 59 minutes in a bid to add a new dimension to the Spurs attack. Townsend had barely had time to settle into proceedings when Spurs caught Everton napping to break the deadlock through Adebayor’s astute finish. The relief inside White Hart Lane was palpable, especially as a timely Michael Dawson block denied Everton minutes earlier. Spurs were now looking composed, though, and Adebayor flashed a strike over as they looked to put the game out of reach. Everton were not giving up and continued to press, with Lloris called into action to thwart a deflected Aiden McGeady cross. The onslaught continued and they had a strong stoppage-time penalty appeal waved away after substitute Capoue brought down Coleman as Spurs held out for the win – the ideal send-off for Jermain Defoe, who came on with six minutes remaining for his final league appearance at White Hart Lane before joining Toronto. Head coach Sherwood spoke of the importance of improving their home form ahead of the match, but was left visibly frustrated as only wayward finishing and inspired goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris kept the score level at half-time. Andros Townsend was brought on for his first appearance since December 18 in a bid to eke out a goal, which was set up by another England international. Kyle Walker sent a quick free-kick into the path of Adebayor, who showed impressive skill and strength to control the ball before firing past Tim Howard. Roberto Martinez’s side pushed on in search of a leveller and looked to have a strong penalty claim when substitute Etienne Capoue caught Seamus Coleman in stoppage time, but Tottenham got lucky to secure a win that sees them usurp the visitors in fifth. Few would have expected a home win after the way Everton flew out of the blocks, with Leon Osman coming close four times inside the opening eight minutes. The midfielder sent a warning shot across the bows with a curling strike shortly after kick-off and followed it up with a fine half-volley, which was destined for the net until a superb one-handed save by Lloris. The England man headed over from the resulting corner and continued to prove a nuisance, although he wasted the easiest effort of the lot by firing straight at Lloris after neat work by the returning Steven Naismith. Sherwood was understandably agitated by Spurs’ sloppy start, with a Mousa Dembele half-chance all they had to show for their endeavours until Christian Eriksen’s long-range free-kick dipped onto the roof of Howard’s goal. Fourth-placed Liverpool heaped on the pressure with their 5-1 mauling of Arsenal on Saturday, making the second of this weekend’s battles between north London and Merseyside even more important. Spurs appeared to be buckling under the pressure in the first half, but returned strongly after the break to secure a 1-0 win thanks to Adebayor’s low strike. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ekblom will not return to Syracuse next season in attempt to play professionally in Norway

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 19, 2015 at 6:47 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Syracuse forward Emil Ekblom will not return to Syracuse for his junior season, SU head coach Ian McIntyre confirmed in a text message to The Daily Orange on Monday evening.He is no longer in Syracuse, and is currently trying out for professional teams in his home country of Norway, McIntyre said. Ekblom was Syracuse’s top scorer in his first two seasons with the Orange, with 10 and eight goals, respectively.Ekblom has yet to make a roster, but McIntyre said he will not be returning to Syracuse in the fall. During the 2014 postseason, Ekblom was replaced in the starting lineup by sophomore Alex Halis, who will return to the Orange next season along with sophomore forward Chris Nanco.Ekblom is the third player this offseason to leave Syracuse early. Junior goalkeeper Alex Bono received a Generation Adidas offer from Major League Soccer and was eventually drafted sixth overall by Toronto FC on Thursday. Junior midfielder Stefanos Stamoulacatos has left a season early to play professionally in Greece. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Commentslast_img read more