Darren Criss Performs Stripped Down Aladdin Tune & More in Disney on B’way Special

first_img View Comments Darren Criss Frozen is coming to the Great White Way! We had more than a hunch that this was going to happen, but we’re thrilled Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the flick’s stage plans on ABC’s Backstage with Disney on Broadway on December 14. While we wait for Broadway to spiral in frozen fractals all around, here are some clips from last night’s TV special. First, check out Ashley Brown’s beautiful rendition of “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins, which she headlined on the Great White Way back in 2006 (but we already knew she sounded great). Then, meet the Newsies of the show’s first national tour. Next, check out Nashville stars Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen on the titular song of Beauty and the Beast. And finally, take a listen as Darren Criss performs a stripped down (the song, not him) acoustic cover of “Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin. Congrats, Mickey, on 20 years of Broadway magic!center_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Running of the Lights 2013

first_imgThe holidays can mean many things to many people. For some it’s family, for others it’s a time of reflection, but one thing is virtually unavoidable during this time of year: packing on the pounds. Of course, there are fitness freaks out there that can resist the onslaught of cookies, candy canes, and eggnog that tempt us around every corner; who stick to their regimen despite the in-laws visiting – or maybe because of it – the presents that have to be wrapped, and the wassailing that must be done. Leave these people to their devises, they are missing out on the best part of this week. The holiday season is all about gorging yourself right before the end of the year, then resolving to live a healthier life in the next 365 days – or at least 358 or so until the holidays role around again. Well, the binging is over and now it’s time to get back to work. Get started on that New Year’s Resolution by kicking off the year with a gentle 5k to ease back into working out, and working off those holiday love handles.Get 2013 started on the right foot with the Running of the Lights in Clemmons, N.C. The course winds through the Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights, making this one of the most scenic runs of the season. The race starts at the crack of midnight on New Year’s Eve.View Larger Maplast_img read more

Top 3 drivers of employee satisfaction – and salary isn’t one of them

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Have you ever gone down rabbit holes on the web, where you start reading one article, then click an embedded link that seems intriguing, and then do it again in the next article?The next thing you realize is that three hours have passed, you missed a phone call with a colleague, and worst, you missed your regular infusion of Diet Coke (OK, maybe that last part is just me).I have Glassdoor to thank for my latest trip down the rabbit hole through the innocent entry point of their list of the 25 highest paying companies in America. Unsurprisingly, all 25 spots are held by consulting and high-tech firms. continue reading »last_img read more

Surgeon with Ebola heads to US for care

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img 258 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Surgeon with Ebola heads to US for care by: – November 14, 2014 (Photo: AP)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said.Dr Martin Salia is being taken to Omaha to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center, Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer, Dr Brima Kargbo, told The Associated Press on Friday. The US Embassy in Freetown said Salia himself was paying for the expensive evacuation.A Sierra Leone citizen, the 44-year-old Salia lives in Maryland and is a permanent US resident, according to a person in the United States with direct knowledge of the situation. The person was not authorised to release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.The doctor will be the third Ebola patient at the Omaha hospital and the 10th person with Ebola to be treated in the US The last, Dr Craig Spencer, was released from a New York hospital on Tuesday.The Nebraska Medical Center said Thursday it had no official confirmation that it would be treating another patient, but that an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone would be evaluated for possible transport to the hospital. The patient would arrive Saturday afternoon.Salia is a general surgeon who had been working at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown, according to the person familiar with the case. He came down with symptoms of Ebola on November 6 but test results were negative for the deadly virus. He was tested again on Monday, and he tested positive. Salia is in stable condition at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown. It wasn’t clear whether he had been involved in the care of Ebola patients.last_img read more

Pioneer Preparatory School presents ‘A World of Art’

first_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary Pioneer Preparatory School presents ‘A World of Art’ by: – June 28, 2012 166 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Cast of the Musical “Annie”The Pioneer Preparatory School will on Saturday afternoon present an art show dubbed, ‘A World of Art’ to put on display the student’s art work throughout the year.The halls and classrooms of the school in Checkhall will be adorned with outstanding pieces of watercolour, coal, and wax which will be also be available for purchasing.A press release indicates that the school’s mission to nurture the ‘whole child’ has from its inception offered a strong art program and the shows have a reputation of very high quality work. ‘A World of Art’ is scheduled for 3pm at the school in Checkhall.One of Dominica’s most prominent Visual Artists, Earl Etienne has donated a painting to be auctioned through an exciting ‘Dutch Auction’.Among the highlights of the art show will be an “Against the Clock’ painting competition in which , accomplished artist and Pioneer’s Art Program Director/Teacher, Hilroy Fingal, will be working on a painting and guests are invited to spur him on with bids on his ability to complete this work or not! Another highlight of this year’s art show will be a theatrical production of the Musical “Annie”. A cast entirely of students will stun the audience with their acting talent and singing sensation, and will commence at 4:00pm.The play “Annie” follows an interesting storyline in which an orphan, Annie, is stuck in a horrible orphanage that ill-treats her. She is the only orphan who has an intent hope that one day her parents will return for her. The audience is gripped as each hopes to discover what will happen to Annie. “Annie” appeals to all as the wonder of words is revealed through music and dramatic display.The general public is invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to view the Pioneer Annual Art Show which will be up for only one week starting from 3pm on 30th June 2012, and will climax on Friday 6th July, 2012.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Gerrard: Suarez should repay Liverpool

first_img The unsettled Uruguay striker went public with his grievances after a second bid of £40million plus £1 by Arsenal, which they thought should have triggered his departure, was rejected by the Anfield club in July. Liverpool have always maintained there was no release clause as such – only a requirement to notify the player and begin negotiations should they wish. And Gerrard does not think a move to another Barclays Premier League outfit would be right for Suarez, who has since rejoined the first-team squad after apologising for his behaviour over the summer. Quoted in several national newspapers, the England skipper said: “I didn’t ever think Luis would leave – well, not to another English club anyway. “I don’t want to disrespect Arsenal, because they are a fantastic club, but I don’t see joining them as being a step forward for Luis.” He continued: “Luis has got to openly admit this club have stood behind him on a couple of massive occasions and they’ve rewarded him with new contracts as well. “I think he’s got to stop and realise that the club have been fair to him. He is at the right age (26), he is going to be fantastic for us if he stays for another year. “There are only really two or three clubs he should leave this football club for if he is taking a step forward. “If we don’t qualify for the Champions League this season he can go to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich – and he can go with his head held high. “The one thing I can assure you – it’s not about money with Luis Suarez.” Gerrard, who was on the verge of joining Chelsea in 2005 before opting to stick with his boyhood club, added: “I understand we’re a little bit off the Champions League here at the moment, but I think he would ruin the relationship he has got with the supporters here if he went to another English club. “I saw what happened to Fernando Torres (when he joined Chelsea in January 2011). I didn’t want Luis to make the same mistake and that’s the advice I gave him. He’ll have another chance to move forward to a club that he deserves to be at.” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Luis Suarez owes it to the Merseyside club to stay for at least another year – and to only leave if he was making a “step forward”.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Green learns from past escape

first_img “The performances against Liverpool and City showed what we can do,” Green said. “It’s not a forlorn hope. Everyone is giving everything. That wasn’t the case when we were relegated two years ago but now it’s not for the want of trying. “Hopefully everyone at the club and in the stands recognises that as well. “It’s a different club, it’s a different feel about it. “You’d rather walk out with the lads we’ve got now because you know everyone is pushing in the right direction.” Press Association Rangers sit four points adrift of safety after a goalless draw against Sam Allardyce’s side on Saturday but Green, and the Hammers, were in a worse position in 2007. West Ham found themselves five points back at the same stage of the campaign but surprise victories against Everton and Manchester United at Old Trafford on the final day saw them beat the drop. QPR will need to pull off similar heroics this time around as they now face consecutive trips to Liverpool and Manchester City before finishing the campaign at home to Newcastle and away to Leicester. “I’ve been in worse situations, particularly with West Ham,” Green said. “It was nearly 10 years ago and we went to the champions at Old Trafford to win and stay up. “We’re up against it, we’re under no illusions, we’re a win behind now. “We’re going to have to win somewhere where people have written us off to give us a chance but we’ve still got 12 points to play for.” Rangers can take heart from performances against the top teams this season. In their five games against sides in the top seven this year, QPR have been beaten by only one goal on four occasions. In the reverse fixture against Liverpool, an injury-time own goal from Steven Caulker gave the Reds a 3-2 win while City needed a late equaliser from Sergio Aguero to draw 2-2 at Loftus Road in November. QPR goalkeeper Rob Green insists his great escape with West Ham eight years ago has taught him never to give up in the race for Barclays Premier League survival.last_img read more

Cricket News India hold nerve in Wellington ODI, clinch series 4-1 with tough win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The partnership neared 100 but then disaster struck as complete miscommunication between Rayudu and Shankar resulted in the Tamil Nadu all-rounder being run-out for a vital 45. Jadhav came in and Rayudu notched up his 10th fifty with back-to-back fours off de Grandhomme. With the end overs coming, both batsmen found the boundary on a regular basis.Pandya assault hurts New ZealandRayudu gave India the ideal platform towards the end overs by whacking two sixes off Colin Munro, one an 87 meter six that sailed into the third tier of the Westpac stadium. Two further fours off Henry got him closer to a century but on 90, he sliced a full ball from Henry to be caught at extra cover. Couple of overs later, Jadhav dragged a slow off-cutter back onto the stumps and India was in danger of not finishing well. Enter Hardik Pandya and he changed the course of the game with some big hits.In the 47th over, Pandya launched legspinner Todd Astle for three consecutive sixes and punished Boult with a swivel pull six on one leg to fine leg. Pandya blasted two fours and his fifth six off James Neesham as he looked set for a quick fifty but his dismissal thanks to a fine catch from Boult helped India end on 252.Shami strikes in the powerplayMohammed Shami has been vital in the Indian bowling line-up for his ability to take quick wickets in the powerplay and he delivered yet again. Henry Nicholls (8) and Colin Munro (24) fell to the right-arm pacer and Pandya, having hurt New Zealand with the bat, got rid of Taylor for 1 with a delivery that nipped back in. However, it was disaster for New Zealand as Taylor did not opt for the review but replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps.Kane Williamson and Tom Latham stitched a 67-run stand and made smooth progress but Kedar Jadhav enhanced his reputation as a partnership-breaker as Williamson mistimed the short ball to be caught by Dhawan at deep midwicket for 39. Pouncing on the opening, Yuzvendra Chahal ran through the middle order with three wickets but New Zealand had some hope with James Neesham batting well.Neesham struck two boundaries off Shami and launched Bhuvneshwar for a four and six over deep square leg. However, some brilliant presence of mind from MS Dhoni resulted in his run-out and despite Matt Henry hitting two sixes off Pandya, New Zealand had an uphill task and India sealed the game in style.“Coming here and beating NZ at home wasn’t going to be easy. The achievement we’ve had today is a great achievement to have,” Rohit said after the game. Indeed, after going undefeated in all formats in Australia and winning in New Zealand after 10 years, the feeling is one of immense pride. highlights India won the fifth match by 35 runs to win the series 4-1.India won a series against New Zealand after 10 years.Ambati Rayudu hit his 10th fifty. New Delhi: When the Wellington ODI started, it seemed that India’s batsmen were all set to repeat their shocker in Hamilton. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and MS Dhoni departed cheaply and New Zealand were on top. However, Ambati Rayudu’s 90, combined with his 98-run stand and 74-run partnership with Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav revived India and it took a 22-ball blitz from Hardik Pandya to help India reach a good total of 252. Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal showed their mettle as Rohit Sharma’s side held on for a 35-run win in Wellington on Sunday to win the four-match series 4-1.The victory displayed India’s mental strength and their ability to stage a turnaround in case the top order did not contribute. Rohit won the toss and chose to bat stating that the “wanted to test ourselves in such situations.” They were immediately put to the sword. Rohit (2) was cleaned up by a full outswinger from Matt Henry while Shikhar Dhawan (6) upper-cut a short ball from Trent Boult to be caught at deep backward point. Shubman Gill (7) was undone by a Henry delivery which stuck on the wicket and was caught at cover point while Dhoni (1) survived an LBW appeal on review but was undone by a peach from Boult who breached his defences with a delivery that straightened on off stump.Rayudu and Shankar were confronted with a difficult situation. Rayudu took his time and at one point, operated at a strike-rate of 5. New Zealand conceded some extras which released the pressure slightly. With both batsmen getting their eye in, both found the boundary on a regular basis. Rayudu broke the shackles with a four to fine leg and a six straight down the ground of Colin de Grandhomme.last_img read more

NFF Thanks Presidency, Others for Averting FIFA Ban

first_imgNFF President Amaju Pinnick, who spoke on behalf of the federation yesterday, admitted that the timely intervention of the Presidency in the August 20 deadline given to Nigeria to resolve the lingering crisis caused or face ban caused FIFA to change its on the planned sanctions. “The position of His Excellency, and that of the Federal Government, which was conveyed to FIFA by His Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (GCON) has convinced FIFA that Nigeria is indeed ready as ever to follow FIFA’s Statutes. I want to also use this opportunity to thank the Vice President, who as Acting President, played a very key role in the resolution of the matter. “Our appreciation also goes to the Members of the Federal Executive Council, Members of the National Assembly, Heads of the various Security Agencies, Members of the NFF Congress, all our sponsors/partners, football stakeholders, analysts and ball fans who stood solidly by the tenets of association football,” observed the NFF chief.Pinnick, also the 1st Vice President of CAF and Member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, disclosed that the immediate focus of the NFF now is the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, starting with an away game against Seychelles on 7th September, and with home-and-away matches against Libya in October and another away fixture against South Africa in November “We will approach the matches one game at a time. Our objective is not only to qualify for the finals, but for the Super Eagles to also make a meaningful impact at the finals in Camerooon in the summer of next year,” stated Pinnick, who is also President of the AFCON Organizing Committee.He affirmed also that focus is on the upcoming Women Africa Cup of Nations (scheduled for Ghana in November and for which the Super Falcons, reigning champions, have qualified), as well as the 2019 Under-20 and Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations championships billed for Niger Republic and Tanzania respectively.While commending Enyimba FC of Aba and its Chairman, NFF Executive Committee Member Felix Anyansi-Agwu for their brilliant outing in Bamako at the weekend that has paved the way for qualification for the quarter finals of the CAF Confederation Cup, Pinnick charged the team not to relent but instead go all out to defeat Club Athletique Renaissance Aiglons of Congo in Aba next week to assure of progress. The former Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission used the opportunity to reiterate the long-term vision of the federation, hinged on youth football development and financial autonomy. “Our vision, as we have espoused from Day One, is to build a sustainable football culture for our dear nation. To do that, youth development is key. That is what we are trying to do with the Under-15 squad which recently reached the final of the African Youth Games in Algeria, and which will form the bulk of the next Under-17 National Team.“In the area of corporate support, we want to thank all our sponsors and partners for their love and patience during the crisis. AITEO Group, Coca Cola, Zenith Bank, Nigerian Breweries PLC, TGI Group, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, NIKE, WAPIC Insurance, Cadbury Nigeria PLC and 1XBET have done remarkably well.“They have ensured that from about the 20% that our administration met, the NFF is now about 60% self –financing. Our objective is to work very hard to attain 100% self –financing for the Federation within the next two years, in order that football can free some money for critical areas like education, health and infrastructural renewal, upgrading and development,” he added. Pinnick stressed that the resolutions of the NFF Congress at the Extra-Ordinary General Assembly of 2nd August in Benin City still stand. “The door remains open for those aggrieved members of the football family who are ready to abide by extant football rules and regulations, as they can still pick up forms for the elections coming up on 20th September in Katsina. “We have learnt so much during this crisis. We are more determined to run an inclusive administration where everyone can have a sense of belonging, as we work tenaciously and diligently towards taking Nigerian Football to new heights of excellence.” While revealing that the NFF Board has met with the Reconciliation Committee set up by the Sports Ministry and outlined the steps to be taken to conclusively resolve on-going issues in Nigerian football, Pinnick also added that the Board has presented to the Presidency a roadmap for general reform of the country’s football system. “We have presented to the Presidency immediate, short-term and long-term plans for resolving issues in our football, to ensure that the industry not only delivers on its mandate of promoting the game in Nigeria as a key economic factor, but also avoids governance troubles and wrangling in the future. “On behalf of the NFF Executive Committee, I apologize to all those individuals, interests and groups that we might have offended, one way or the other through our actions and inactions, over the years. Nigerian football, and not any individual or group, is the winner.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Says: Door remains open for aggrieved members to contest board election in Katsina next monthBy Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed sincere appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the resolution of the federation’s leadership issue, which enabled Nigeria to avert suspension from international football on Monday.last_img read more

Belgian Club to Get Part of Napoli’s Fee for Osimhen

first_imgHowever, Charleroi President, Medhi Bayat, told Het Laaste Nieuws Lille will pay them in installments.“For those who would think that we are now immediately wealthy, I would like to clarify that the total sum that is due to us will not be deposited into our account immediately. This will, as is usually the case if it concerns a considerable amount is going to happen in installments,” he explained.“These payments will probably be paid over a period of five years.“So, it is not the case that we will be tempted thanks to Victor to wave a credit card without limit.“We are not foolish. The club is financially healthy and we want to keep it that way. Which does not mean that we will not spend money to strengthen the squad where necessary.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Osimhen Belgian club Sporting Charleroi will receive their own share of the millions of Euros Napoli splashed on Victor Osimhen in installments over five years, officials announced yesterday.Charleroi inserted a sell-on percentage reported to be around 15% when they sold Osimhen to Lille for 14 million Euros last year.They will therefore now get a slice of the 81 million Euros reportedly paid by Napoli to Lille.last_img read more