Missouri’s Kelly Bryant & Albert Okwuegbunam both on the field in uniform for today’s full-pads practice.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 7, 2019Bryant was one of the most high-profile transfers of the offseason. He left Clemson during last season after being beaten out by true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.In 2017, Bryant helped lead Clemson to the College Football Playoff, throwing for 2,802 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for 665 yards and 11 more scores.He chose Missouri as his transfer destination despite the Tigers’ bowl ban for the 2019 season. The program is currently appealing the NCAA’s decision.Even if Missouri remains barred from the postseason, it should still be an enjoyable season in Columbia if Bryant lives up to expectations. CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant left practice yesterday with what head coach Barry Odom revealed was a hamstring injury.Any concern Missouri fans may have had for Bryant’s health fortunately seems to be short-lived. He appears to be fine.According to Missouri beat writer Dave Matter, Bryant is in uniform and back out on the practice field this morning.Tigers tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, who also left practice yesterday with a knee issue, is back on the field as well.
The One Book Nova Scotia project wants to get Nova Scotians reading the same book and sharing the same story. Today, Sept. 21, that book was revealed to be Twenty-Six, by Nova Scotian author Leo McKay Jr. MLA Pam Birdsall, on behalf of Leonard Preyra, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, helped launch the new provincewide reading campaign for adults at the Keshen Goodman Public Library in Halifax. “It’s about community, bringing people together, providing a common subject for discussion,” said Ms. Birdsall. “The One Book Nova Scotia initiative will encourage a love of reading and life-long learning for people of all ages and foster a stronger community for years to come.” Published in 2003, Leo McKay Jr’s Twenty-Six is a work of fiction about a family living in small town Nova Scotia whose lives are changed forever after a mining accident claims the lives of twenty-six men. The One Book Nova Scotia project was organized by Libraries Nova Scotia, a group of library representatives from public, university and community college libraries, as well as the Nova Scotia Provincial Library division of the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. “In selecting the book, the criteria included a living Canadian author with a conversation generating story that could appeal to a wide range of adults with varying literary levels and life experiences,” said Frances Newman, chair, One Book Nova Scotia steering committee. Other considerations included the book be in print, available in a variety of formats and not be a previous bestseller. The One Book movement began in 1998 at the Seattle Public Library and spread to other communities in North America. This is its first year in Nova Scotia. The program will run until Nov. 9; during this time Mr. McKay will hold readings at libraries across the province. Nova Scotians can also participate in bookclub discussions and get involved through Facebook and Twitter. For more information on the program visit 1bns.ca .
Niagara students will have greater access to the Centre for the Arts and Brock’s Theatre in Education series this year thanks to a $10,000 corporate donation.The donation, made on behalf of Freedom 55 Financial, will give discounted tickets to the 2011-2012 Theatre in Education series to Niagara students in senior kindergarten through Grade 12. It will also support a full ticket subsidy program for students in disadvantaged areas and provide in-school workshops with professional artists.The contribution is made through the national corporate citizenship program of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.Over the past seven seasons, 23,330 Niagara students have experienced live performing arts in theatres at Brock. Attendance has grown, but ticket prices remain a financial barrier for many students, said Sara Palmieri, Centre for the Arts sales and marketing manager.“The Centre for the Arts continually seeks to build and strengthen relationships and make Theatre in Education more accessible to all Niagara students, regardless of income or regional location,” she said.This season’s performances and in-school workshops will result in “a lot of smiling faces,” said Richard Kemp, regional director with Freedom 55 Financial and a Theatre in Education volunteer.“We’re pleased to make the centre’s Theatre in Education series more affordable for young people.”