Lessons of the Week! Liza Minnelli, Jake Gyllenhaal & More

first_img Thank God it’s Friday…and LaChanze’s birthday! Let’s celebrate both by watching this clip on repeat and taking a look back on this past week’s goings on the Great White Way. A lot has happened in the past seven days, from a Star Wars queen turned pilot to a Great Comet star’s scandalacious confession. Study up below with the Lessons of the Week!Gyllenhaal Hasn’t Moved On from SundayJake Gyllenhaal’s Broadway stint in Burn This was postponed, but don’t worry: he knows to keep moving on. Instead, he’ll open the very same theater with Sunday in the Park with George, reprising his role from the recent City Center concert. When God closes a stage door, he opens a blank canvas. Or something. Well, there are definitely worse things.Don’t Hop in Lesli Margherita’s StarfighterLesli Margherita is great at many things: vlogging, being loud, stalking hot garbage men, etc. One thing she should probably leave off her special skills? Drone piloting. At a Star Wars event, the Matilda queen flew a toy drone—and promptly crashed it into a wall. She may be a Jedi, but next time she offers you a ride in her Starfighter, maybe you should have an excuse ready.Liza Brought Kisses to Jersey BoysJersey Boys has had its fair share of visits from stars over the years, but only one of them has insisted on kissing everyone in the cast (to our knowledge). According to cast member Peter Gregus, Liza Minnelli was intent on smooching all the Jersey Boys and all the Jersey Girls backstage. First medicinal marijuana (allegedly), then kisses…Liza, do you want to stop by Broadway.com HQ?Denée Defied Gravity From Her SeatWhile Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is Denée Benton’s Broadway debut, she’s technically sung on the Great White Way before. The newcomer revealed that the first show she saw on Broadway was Wicked, and she sang along from the audience the entire time. If you’re going to sing at the Gershwin, Denée, at least do it on stage. We’re sure you’d look great in green.Eric Petersen Rocked as ReaganSchool of Rock frontman Eric Petersen was first bitten by the acting bug in elementary school. His role? Ronald Reagan. This week, he even offered up a taste of the transcendent performance. Hey, if we can get a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, surely we can get a rock musical about Ronald Reagan. That definitely doesn’t sound like a terrible idea at all.Alysha Umphress Is an MTA QueenAt the In Transit opening, we learned Alysha Umphress has a solid fallback career option: MTA announcer. Not only was she well versed in the subway map, but she also shared an uncanny impression of a muffled conductor. Why did it seem like no one else knew which trains were at what station, though? Are you too fancy for the MTA, Frankie James Grande? Because Christine Baranski isn’t.Janet McTeer Can Probably Slay VampiresBefore she was Broadway’s La Marquise de Merteuil, she was Madame de Buffy. While discussing her stint in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Janet McTeer shared her old nickname back at the Donmar Warehouse, alluding to her Cruel Intentions counterpart Sarah Michelle Gellar. We have no doubt McTeer would be able to slay any and all vampires…and belt “Something to Sing About.”Morrible Needs a Production CompanyLast week, we learned that when she’s not on stage in Wicked or vlogging with Call Me Madame, Sheryl Lee Ralph moonlights as a film critic. This week, she’s playing the role of a film producer. Ralph bonded with Glinda standby Ginna Claire Mason and revealed she’s going to front a Doris Day biopic for her. This could be the start of something big. Redefining Diva Studios, perhaps?Sherie Made Her Son Proud in a Weird WaySherie Renee Scott has played rich Upper East Side socialite, a rich Spanish socialite, and now, “the old whore with a heart of gold” (her words). The Front Page standout recalled that while she was initially horrified by what her 12-year-old son would think, he was “proud” of her for playing a sex worker and even helped her rehearse lines. That’s a little weird, but hey, it’s 2016.Cheno & J. Lo Are Still Girls Next DoorKristin Chenoweth wowed us all on NBC’s Hairspray Live!, and Jennifer Lopez has some big shoes to fill in next year’s Bye Bye Birdie. (But really, how big can Chenoweth’s shoes be?) The two snapped an adorable pic together, reuniting after working on the cinematic masterpiece The Boy Next Door. We’re sure the 4’11” Mistress of All Evil had some pro tips. Listen to Vicky; she’s a vice principal! Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli, Jake Gyllenhaal, Denée Benton, Lesli Margherita & Eric Peterson(Photos: Gian Di Stefano, Fernando Leon/Getty Images, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Chad Batka) View Commentslast_img read more

Woodruff Lecture

first_imgFood science and food safety have become hot topics in recent years. David Lineback, a food scientist and carbohydrate chemist at the University of Maryland, will speak on both at the annual J.G. Woodruff Lecture on April 8 in Athens.His talk on “Food Science and Food Safety—Present and Future Perspectives” will be held at 2 p.m. in Masters Hall at UGA’s Georgia Center in Athens, Ga. A reception will follow at 3 p.m.Lineback is a senior fellow and retired director of the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the University of Maryland at College Park. Before going to Maryland, he was dean of the University of Idaho College of Agriculture. He has also served as head of the food science departments at North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University.Currently, he chairs the scientific advisory panel of the American Association of Cereal Chemists.Each year, a researcher, educator, industry or policy official is invited to lecture in the honor of the late J.G. Woodroof, who was a pioneer in food science research.Woodroof began his food science research in 1929. He organized the food science department at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin around 1940. Today, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ food science department and UGA Center for Food Safety are among the preeminent food science research centers in the country.For more information about the lecture, call (706) 542-2286.last_img read more

Notify parents over sensitive issues

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Nov. 16 article, “Parent: Planned Parenthood program not for us”: Viviane Parsons’ objections to her daughter being subjected to Planned Parenthood’s teaching on how she might express her sexual feelings are well-founded. As a parent, I can identify strongly with Parsons’ desire to protect her child from any instruction on condom use or other misguided teachings.Planned Parenthood and its ilk apparently believe that teenagers don’t have the strength and integrity to avoid premarital sex. Of course, teenagers who have been appropriately informed can practice abstinence. There is teaching and support from both parents and their peers, who indeed have successfully “navigated the obstacle course” — which is modern society’s distorted assertions about the nature of human sexuality. Peers who have been abstinent are able to affirm that not only is teen chastity possible, but also that enlightened self-control can make a life of abstinence before marriage both a full and ultimately joyous experience.Nowhere in the article do I read that Parsons is insisting that Planned Parenthood be banned from the school system. (There could be a good argument made for this.) Instead, she’s simply asking that Schenectady High School be made accountable and that the appropriate officials alert parents in advance when such classes will be made available for the children.Is this asking too much?Glenn Smith SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusAnderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Japan’s spot LNG prices start to pick up

first_imgMETI’s data shows the arrival-based spot price was also at $3.80/mmBtu rising from last month’s $2.60/mmBtu but substantially down from $7.50/mmBtu recorded in June 2019. For illustration only (Image: NYK LNG) The effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic have weighed down on Japan’s spot LNG prices pushing them to record lows in previous months. The average contract price for spot LNG cargoes shipped to Japan in June stood at $3.80/mmBtu, according to data released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The ministry surveys only spot LNG cargoes purchased by Japanese utilities and other importers. But its still represents a decline when compared to the same month a year ago when the contracted price was $5.5/mmBtu. Japanese spot LNG cargo prices are showing signs of slight recovery following a record drop in May. This is a rise compared to a record low in May when the contracted price reached $2.20 per mmBtu. It excludes cargo deals linked to a particular price index such as the US Henry Hub.last_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Sectional Scores (1-31)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Sectional Scores.Tuesday  (1-31)Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Austin.Austin  62     Milan  31South Ripley  64     Switz. County  25Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del.Hauser  46     South Decatur  28Class 3A-Sectional  29 @ Rushville.Greensburg  37     Madison  17Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus North.Columbus East 33     Bloomington South  28Columbus North  87     Shelbyville  25last_img

Aero Race Wheels awards go to IMCA special events drivers, state champions

first_imgESTHERVILLE, Iowa – Special events competitors and state champions in five IMCA divisions earn awards again in 2014 courtesy of Aero Race Wheels. The Estherville, Iowa, manufacturer is in its 18th season as a marketing partner with IMCA and gives $40 product certificates, applicable toward the purchase of two wheels, to designated place finishers at 80 specials for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. Allstar Performance state champions in the same divisions will receive $25 product certificates.Awards given to special events drivers will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after results from those races are received. State champions get their awards during the national banquet in November or by mail in December. Aero also returns as sponsor of the popular feature win decal program for an eighth consecutive season. Those decals are to be given to drivers following sanctioned weekly or special events victories. Information about Aero-made wheels is available by calling 888 895-2376 and at the www.aeroracewheel.com web­site. “Eighteen years of support ranks Aero Race Wheels right up there with our longest tenured partners and the relationship our racers have established with them during that time has been outstanding,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “We’re proud to have their ongoing support and look forward to another great year.”last_img read more

United criticised over Moyes

first_img Pellegrini said: “It is a pity for David Moyes because I think he is a very good manager, that is why Manchester United chose him to continue the work that Sir Alex Ferguson did for so many years. “But I don’t know the reasons they have. It is always not good for the club to sack a manager who has a contract who is just starting his work – and very difficult work after Alex Ferguson – and a contract for six years.” Wenger, now far and away the longest-servi ng Premier League manager having taken charge of the north London club in 1996, was dismayed that United had not stuck with Moyes and warned such decisions could have wider consequences. “If you want quality people in any job, you need to give them time to develop and to become good, or people with the quality will not come into our job any more,” he said. “The average (job life) expectancy of an English professional club at the moment is 11 months, and that is quite unstable. Every guy who is married, has a family, will have a big hesitancy before he goes into that game. “That means the quality of the coaching and the quality of the managing is under threat.” Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he had spoken to former Everton boss Moyes in the wake of his dismissal, but declined to reveal what was said. Like Wenger, Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood insisted Moyes’ dismissal had come too early and complained that British managers “don’t get a fair crack of the whip”. Sherwood added: “It’s obviously a shame when anyone loses their job and it’s a shame that David hadn’t been given the time. “I think anyone needs the time to imprint their own style on a team and it was a tough job to follow Sir Alex Ferguson.” Hughes expressed disquiet over the circumstances of Moyes’ departure but went on to praise the appointment of Giggs, insisting: ” It’s probably the right appointment, the only appointment given the week that Manchester United have had. “It makes total sense. The knowledge and understanding of the place that he has is invaluable for them at this moment in time.” Bruce, who played alongside Giggs during his time as club captain, believes he could yet edge out high-profile bosses such as Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti. “There’s been a lot of players who have jumped in – (Pep) Guardiola springs to mind, (Jurgen) Klinsmann springs to mind – big players in big jobs. And the one thing it won’t do is faze Ryan, he’s been at Man Utd all his life,” said the Hull manager. “If they win the next three or four games 4-0 there’ll be a clamour for Ryan I’m sure and you wish him the best of luck.” Solskjaer said he had spoken to Giggs this week and hoped United could do the Welsh club a favour, with their next two games coming against two of Cardiff’s relegation rivals. Solskjaer added: “Giggsy has got all the attributes to become a top, top manager one day, definitely. “When he was a player – he still is a player – he chooses his words very carefully. “He is not one of those that always speaks every single day, but when he speaks you listen. It has always been that way. He commands respect.” Rival Premier League managers have criticised Manchester United’s decision to sack David Moyes just 10 months after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. Press Association Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini expressed surprise over the timing of Moyes’ dismissal while Arsene Wenger warned the high turnover of top-flight coaches could affect the quality of coaching in the English game. Meanwhile, a number of former United stars including Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Ryan Giggs to succeed as he prepares to head into his first game as interim player-manager this season. last_img read more

FA fines Hammers

first_img “We would also like to remind all fans attending the match at White Hart Lane that they will be acting as ambassadors for West Ham United and their behaviour should reflect the values and standards of our club. “Working with the Metropolitan Police, the Club will continue to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards any form of discriminatory behaviour and any fan found to be acting inappropriately – including racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic behaviour – will be punished to the full extent of the law and banned from attending matches. “We are rightly proud of our world-famous support home and away and we look forward to the famous “claret and blue army” once again getting behind the team with all their heart and showing the world that following the Hammers means supporting with pride, passion and respect.” Press Association The incident in question occurred after referee Craig Pawson sent off Hammers goalkeeper Adrian just after the hour mark for handling the ball outside of his penalty area. Although the Spaniard’s red card was later overturned on appeal, the FA has announced the club have been punished for the players’ reaction. West Ham have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players in the recent draw at Southampton. “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, West Ham United have been fined £30,000 after the club admitted an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” a statement on the FA’s official website read. “The charge was in relation to an incident which occurred in or around the 61st minute of the game against Southampton on 11 February 2015.” Adrian’s dismissal saw West Ham play with 10 men for the remaining half an hour at St Mary’s – with Sam Allardyce’s side able to hold on for a 0-0 stalemate. Allardyce confirmed immediately after the game that they would appeal the red card and, whilst that proved to be successful, the club have now been hit with a fine for the separate charge. It is the second time this season the Hammers have been punished for failure to control their players following an incident in a 2-1 defeat at Everton which saw both clubs handed the same charge. With a derby against local rivals Tottenham on Sunday, West Ham co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have issued a letter to fans asking for their behaviour to remain exemplary at White Hart Lane. Previous matches between the two sides have been tarnished by anti-Semitic chants from a minority of West Ham supporters, with Gold and Sullivan calling for travelling fans to be at their best this weekend. “Sam and the team have been working hard on the training pitch this week to put last week’s wrongs right and Sunday’s game offers an exciting opportunity for us to bounce back (from defeat at West Brom),” they said in a statement on West Ham’s website. last_img read more

Wenger Wants Offside Law Changed to Allay VAR Criticism

first_imgThe use of video review has been a source of constant criticism since its recent introduction, including concern about the time to take decisions and the precision with which offsides are judged.The system sparked another controversy last week in the Premier League when Wolverhampton Wanderers had a goal ruled out against Leicester City after Pedro Neto’s heel was adjudged to be fractionally offside in the build-up.Wenger will recommend the change during the world soccer’s lawmaking body IFAB’s annual general meeting in Belfast on February 29.“You will be not offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front,” Wenger told the British media.“That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.”Each of the four Home Nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – has one of the eight votes, with Fifa holding the other four. Any law change needs six votes in favour to go through.If Wenger gets his three-quarter majority, the new law could come into effect on June 1 – 12 days before the start of the European Championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA’s Head of Global Developments, Arsene Wenger, will attempt to make a major change to the offside law which could end a run of contentious decisions in the game since the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).Wenger, who was manager of Premier League club Arsenal for 22 years, wants a player to be deemed onside if any part of their body which can legitimately score a goal is level or behind the last defender.It will flip the current rule which states the player is in an offside position if any part of their body they can score with is beyond the line of the last defender. Arsene Wenger fears Brexit may rob the Premier League it top place amongst European leagueslast_img read more

BCCI Election: Rajiv Shukla disqualified, five associations barred

first_img FOLLOW US As Republic TV had earlier reported, Shukla was in “troubled waters” as serious allegations of corruption, ‘conflict of interest’, holding multiple posts, exceeding 9-year tenure and non-resident of the state clauses were raised against him that may throw him out from the race for the BCCI’s top post. In a letter to BCCI’s Electoral Officer N Gopalsawmy, Pradeep Singh, a copy of which is Republic TV had earlier published, points out that Shukla has been an office bearer of UPCA for over 9 years a violation of Lodha recommendation and has been staying out of UP for last 20 years as his Passport, Adhar Card and Pan Card all showed his Delhi address. The precondition to represent a particular state in BCCI (in this case Uttar Pradesh) according to the new BCCI Consitution is that the person should be an actual resident of that state. Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 23:00 IST BCCI Election: Rajiv Shukla Disqualified, Five Associations Barred IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla has been disqualified and UPCA, the association he was representing, barred from attending the BCCI AGM Similarly, it’s alleged in the letter that Rajiv Shukla was holding multiple post in BCCI including the post of IPL Chairman and when he was not “officially an officer bearer” of UPCA then how can he represent UP?  Republic TV has accessed the Final Electoral Roll for the BCCI election, which has dropped Shukla and UPCA’s name from the list of draft electoral roll a copy of which Republic TV published earlier, along with Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Haryana Cricket Association, Maharashtra Cricket Association and Manipur Cricket Association. First Published: 10th October, 2019 19:28 IST COMMENT WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Suman Ray IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla has been disqualified and UPCA, the association he was representing, barred from attending the BCCI AGM & lost voting rights for the Board’s election on October 23.Shukla was “disqualified” on grounds of serious violations of tenure, not following due procedure, non-residential clauses. The charges against him were levelled by Aligarh District Cricket Association, (affiliated with Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association) member Pradeep Singh and also by a life member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association. Shukla is also alleged to be holding multiple positions including nominee member, Director in Hockey India and also same post in DDCA and a life member, Director of UPCA.Allegations of corruption in the name of expensive gifts and remuneration to UPCA members have also come against him at the time of UPCA election.It also alleged that proper procedure, rules and regulations were not followed during the UPCA election and subsequent nomination of Rajiv Shukla as representative of UPCA.In fact, 8 different objections have been raised against him. When Republic TV had tried to contact Rajiv Shukla his office dismissed all charges as baseless and misleading.The official release detailing the summary of findings lists the UPCA nominee, i.e. Rajiv Shukla, as having been disqualified on account of not having completed the cool-off period. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written Bylast_img read more