first_img Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production brings to the Broadway stage for the first time the tuner that originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. This Cinderella features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other musicals. The clock may not be striking midnight, but it’s time to say goodbye to those slippers and gown. The Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play its final performance on January 3, 2015. At time of closing, the musical will have played 41 preview performances and 770 regular performances since it began on January 25, 2013 at the Broadway Theatre. The production also announces that NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) will be the newest star to join the cast, starting November 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella’s wicked stepmother Madame. Leakes will succeed Sherri Shepherd, who will perform the role September 9 through November 22. Carly Rae Jepsen Joe Carroll Related Shows The cast of Cinderella currently includes Paige Faure as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Nancy Opel as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher’s mentor and Lord Chancellor, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. View All (5) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Cinderella Star Files Fran Drescher Peter Bartlett Victoria Clarklast_img read more

first_imgHigh school students can explore the sciences through a variety of hands-on summer programs offered by the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).Participants will work with live animals; tour UGA laboratories, classrooms and greenhouses; and work with current UGA students and faculty members with shared interests. These programs give participating students a good idea of what their experience at CAES may be like should they choose to pursue a degree in the college.There are five enrichment camps set for UGA’s Athens campus in 2018.Animal Science in Action camp is intended for rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in an animal science career. The camp runs from Thursday, May 31, to Friday, June 1, and costs $150. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 1.Georgia Plant Science Scholars camp provides a chance for students to participate in a science conference where they present team creations on plant and science topics. It runs Sunday, June 24, to Wednesday, June 27, and has an application deadline of Friday, April 20. The cost is $250.The ADVANCE Ag Institute is intended for rising high school seniors interested in pursuing an education and a career in agriculture. Students partake in classes and laboratory sessions. The institute takes place from Sunday, June 24, to Wednesday, June 27, and the registration deadline is May 25. The cost is $250.The Livestock Judging Camp is for students interested in improving their livestock examining skills. It is open to 4-H or FFA members rising to grades six through 12. The camp runs June 26- 28, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, May 25. The cost of this camp is $100.The Poultry Science Open House is a daylong event that gives high school students and potential college transfers an opportunity to interact with UGA poultry science faculty. The open house takes place on Friday, July 20, and is free to students. The deadline to register is Friday, July 13.All of these programs offer tools for students exploring career paths in the life, environmental and agricultural sciences. These camps will prepare students for college, inform their goals and give them a good idea of what life is like as a CAES major.For more information about these programs, visit read more

first_imgStride Creative Group, a graphic design and marketing firm in Burlington, announced the hiring of Terry Fallon as graphic designer.Fallon has been a self-employed designer in Vermont, and was with the Chicago Tribune and KPMG in Chicago. He brings 25 years of print, web and media experience to the Stride team.Stride Creative Group creates graphic design and marketing solutions for businesses and organizations throughout Vermont and beyond. Clients include CCTA, Darn Tough Vermont, Spruce Mortgage and WowToyz.last_img

first_imgSunday Star Times 10 Feb 2013There are  growing calls for women to be able to buy the contraceptive pill over the counter. Thousands of women face the costly chore of visiting their GP for a pill generally considered safe by health professionals. Pharmacists already provide the morning-after pill without prescription, leading some women to ask why this could not be extended to the oral contraceptive pill. Even conservative lobby group Family First does not object to the idea, though it said a line should be drawn, barring teenagers from being granted easier access to birth control. Currently women must return to a GP every six months for a prescription for the birth control pill.…. Taranaki DHB is due to make a decision this month on whether the morning-after pill should be available at pharmacies to girls as young as 12. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie slammed the idea as “morally bankrupt” and medically flawed. He also came out swinging against the idea of offering teenagers the oral contraceptive over the counter, but did not object to easier access for adults. “The issue is not contraception per se. The issue is making it free to teenagers without parental permission.” read more

first_img 10 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Clico policyholders will get another day in court on February 1.PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Thursday January 12, 2012 – Yesterday (December 11) a group of CLICO policyholders went again before the court to challenge government’s refusal to pay them the full amount due on their Executive Flexible Premium Annuities (EFPA). When the United Policyholders Group and four other applicants went before the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, they were granted a judicial review application to challenging the state’s refusal to act on a promise to pay CLICO EFPA holders’ their full sum is expected to be heard on February 1.The policyholders, represented by attorney Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj and Peter Knob, QC, had prior to the court hearing held a meeting at Centre Pointe Mall in Chaguanas, in which Maharaj had said he was optimistic that ruling will be made in the policyholders’ favour.They were seeking an interim court order that Government give details of the assets of CLICO which has been sold and how the proceeds of the sales were applied. Maharaj said the lawsuit also sought to compel Government to give details of the EFPA policyholders who have been paid in full since January 2009.Maharaj said he hoped the matter should be resolved by March. “The EFPA policyholders are very upbeat. They want to get their full compensation but they have indicated if the government decides to enter into discussions to resolve the matter, they are prepared to give and take so the government can get some concessions from the EFPA policyholders.”The matter was heard in the Hall of Justice, Port of Spain, where Justice Joan Charles, who is presiding over the matter, ordered that all submissions be filed by January 27. Queen’s Counsel Allan Newman has been retained to appear on behalf of the Government alongside, Deborah Peake, SC, and Kelvin RamkissoonCaribbean 360 News NewsRegional CLICO policyholders challenging TT government for EFPA pay by: – January 12, 2012last_img read more

first_imgStatewide—In the most recent executive order signed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, it allows retired and inactive EMS professionals to join the fight against COVID-19.The executive order permits retired and inactive EMS professionals to provide supplemental health care services in Indiana during this public health emergency without reinstatement or approval by the Indiana EMS Commission if they work under the supervision of a licensed EMS or health care professional.Under the executive order, retired and inactive EMS professionals are also allowed to provide primary patient care for patients as part of emergency response, transports and facilities with a temporary certification or licensure from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.last_img

first_img Nowell’s experience at full-back should bolster England’s positional play in the back three, with Bath’s Anthony Watson also as comfortable at 15 as on the wing. Ireland’s confident march to nine consecutive victories since their 13-10 defeat to England in last year’s Six Nations has been built entirely around supreme tactical nous. Half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton seize territory first, then seek to dictate the tempo: Nowell’s inclusion is a clear bid to counter the Irish’s kicking-game acumen. Zebo believes England will not suffer for the loss of Brown, who was voted last year’s Six Nations player of the tournament. “I don’t think it will weaken them, to be honest,” Zebo said. “The two guys who are coming in are quality operators and have played a lot at the highest level as well. “I don’t think it will take away from their back three. “The threats of pace, aerial ability and finishing are all still there, so we’ll have to be on top of our game to nullify their attack.” Press Association Munster wing Zebo has warned Ireland to guard against Goode’s ability to join the line as an auxiliary playmaker when Joe Schmidt’s side take on England in Dublin on Sunday. Saracens full-back Goode will replace Brown in England’s last line of defence, after the Harlequins flyer failed to recover from concussion suffered in 47-17 victory over Italy. Alex Goode will spearhead England’s counter-attack threat and ease the loss of Mike Brown for the pivotal RBS 6 Nations showdown with Ireland, according to Simon Zebo. Ireland are fully expected to bombard England’s re-jigged back three with an aerial assault in the Aviva Stadium Grand Slam eliminator, but Zebo remains wary of Goode’s attacking qualities. “We’ve played Saracens a lot in the past couple of years, and he has probably some of the best footwork I’ve ever seen attacking the line at pace and still being able to change direction,” Zebo said of Goode. “It’s a very exciting back three for them, and we know how dangerous they are, so Alex Goode, his counter-attacking ability will probably lead the line for them. “So we’ll be doing well to keep him quiet. “I suppose it’s a big blow to lose Mike Brown in one way, but Alex Goode is a top-quality player if he comes in. “We’ve seen his attacking ability and prowess at full-back at Heineken Cup-level consistently, so for him to come in, in our opinion as a back-three player, he doesn’t take away anything from their threats out wide.” England boss Stuart Lancaster has dropped Jonny May as expected, after the Gloucester speedster botched a straightforward try-scoring opportunity against Italy. Exeter’s Jack Nowell is primed for his first Test action in a year after recovering from long-term knee trouble and regaining top club form. last_img read more

first_imgLuke Holthouse is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism and policy, planning and development. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs Wednesdays. To call the women’s volleyball team’s match against Washington today a rivalry game is a bit of an understatement. Though UCLA certainly still occupies the spot of Public Enemy No. 1 for Trojan sports in general, this battle between the Huskies and the Women of Troy is sure to be a particularly emotional one considering the last time these two teams met.USC was hosting Washington in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Division I national championship tournament. The No. 3 seed Huskies had just won the Pac-12 with an 18-2 record in conference play and had won both regular season matchups against the sixth-seeded Women of Troy, who finished 16-4 in the Pac-12. If the usual playoff atmosphere wasn’t enough, Washington was hosting the final weekend of the NCAA tournament in Seattle, meaning a third win against USC would earn the Huskies a chance to play for a national championship in their home gym.With so much at stake, and the pressure clearly on Washington, the Women of Troy were obviously going to come out motivated. Sure enough, the match had the perfect conditions for an upset as the Women of Troy took the first two sets and needed just one more to steal a spot in the semifinals.I vividly remember reading the updates from the official volleyball team Twitter account during the game. I put a lot of thought into making the short walk from my dorm room in Pardee Tower to the Galen Center to watch it, but the match was right in the middle of final exams, so I spent the night studying and tweet watching instead.I’m not sure if my lack of loyalty had anything to do with it, but the Women of Troy couldn’t finish off the Huskies. Washington stormed back and took the next three sets to win the match, dramatically ending the Women of Troy’s national championship hopes.I don’t think the timing of USC’s trip up to Seattle could have been better, because USC is in need of a big game. A team that was expected to look a lot like last year’s national quarterfinalist, if not better, has instead looked far from that. But there’s still plenty of time for the Women of Troy to get back on track, and a win in Washington would do just that.The Women of Troy came in as the No. 5 team in the country according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll, one spot behind Washington. Though the Huskies have hung tight at No. 4, USC has slipped all the way down to No. 19 according to the most recent poll, after losing five of six matches, including all four matches the team has played at home this year.The rough patch began with a 3-2 loss to then-unranked Texas A&M, then a 3-0 loss to then-No. 10 Florida at home. After dropping a 3-1 match to then-No. 4 Wisconsin then beating an unranked Maryland team in straight sets on the road, the Women of Troy lost in three sets to No. 20 UCLA and in four sets to then-No. 19 Arizona State at home.The sweeps to Florida and UCLA are not as bad as the set totals would indicate. Florida won 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 and UCLA won 25-23, 25-13, 27-25. So save for one set against the Bruins, the Women of Troy were right in those two deceptive losses. Though a little more back-and-forth with a 25-23, 15-25, 25-27, 25-13, 16-14 score, the Texas A&M match is another one that so easily could have been a victory.The 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 loss to Wisconsin was not as close as the other three, but the fact that USC can get a set off of last year’s national runner-up is a good sign. It’s harder to find a silver lining from the loss to the Sun Devils, so I’ll chalk that up to the frustration and disappointment from the other four losses snowballing into a fifth one.There are some deeper problems as I look at the stat sheets from the five defeats, and stats can reveal if poor performance is linked to a high number of unlucky mistakes or to more endemic problems.There are plenty of different things to look at, but I’ll focus on hitting percentage. It’s no surprise that USC has had a lower hitting percentage in all five losses, the closest being .318 to .273 against Arizona State  and the worst being .320 to .173 to Wisconsin. What’s surprising and somewhat discouraging is that there hasn’t been a huge disparity in attacking errors.Besides against Texas A&M, when USC had 28 attacking errors to the Aggies’ 15, the difference in errors has been marginal, if not positive. The edge was 15 to 13 against Florida, 16 to 15 against Wisconsin and an even 17 to 17 against UCLA. USC actually had fewer errors than Arizona State, when the Women of Troy had 17 and the Sun Devils had 22.Essentially, it doesn’t look like the team is making a bunch of mistakes early on that will balance out over the course of the season; it just seems like the team is getting outplayed on offense and defense.Underperformance doesn’t necessarily mean this team is less talented than everyone thought. In fact, the Women of Troy are still ranked higher than two of the teams they lost to, so the AVCA voters must think the team potential but just hasn’t meshed yet.It’s a very young team, with 11 underclassmen and five upperclassmen. The best of the bunch is yet to come as chemistry continues to grow, and the team just needs some energy to get over this rough patch.That’s why this trip to Washington is so well-timed. It will be impossible for the Women of Troy to walk into the Huskies’ gym without being motivated to avenge last year’s heartbreak. Plus, unranked Washington State should not pose much of a problem on the second match of the trip and USC should come home on a winning streak even if the Huskies prove to be too strong.But I’m feeling good about Washington. Call it blind faith, but faithful is one of the five traits of a Trojan, so what else would you expect from the student newspaper? I didn’t have faith last year and the team suffered a heartbreaking defeat, so here’s to some faith resulting a huge turnaround.USC in five.last_img read more

first_imgThe Wolfsburg striker gave team officials sobering concerns, when he injured his shoulder when the Flying Eagles engaged the Olympic team in a friendly match in Abuja last Friday.Though the Under-20 team doctor promptly tended to the shoulder joint injury, the fitness of the striker has continued to bother Coach Emmanuel Amuneke as Nigeria bids to defend the African title in Zambia next year.Flying Eagles camp sources disclosed last night that the medical team has placed Osimhen on a regime of painkillers to mitigate the pains to the affected shoulder and ensure that he features in the match against the East African side.The player, who holds the FIFA U-17 World Cup goal record, is very instrumental to Amuneke’stactics which makes him the links-man in a three -prong attacking formation made up of Funsho Bamgboye and Samuel Chukwueze.The team which holds the African record of seven wins in U20 championships, will travel to Bujumbura tomorrow for the first of the two- legged encounters.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram U-20 NATIONS CUP QUALIFIEROlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaNigeria Under-20 medical team has continued to sweat on the fitness of Victor Osimhen who had been placed on painkillers ahead of this weekend’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifying encounter against Burundi in Bujumbura.last_img read more

first_imgBlack Meteors head coach, Ibrahim Tanko, has admitted that the team has weaknesses in its backline and those issues have bothered the team during the U-23 AFCON in Egypt.So far, the Meteors have conceded 6 goals in the four matches they have played. In two of those matches, they gave away 3 to Egypt and 2 goals to Cote d’Ivoire respectively.The trend has bothered the followers of the team and that concern is not lost on Tanko.After the defeat to Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday in the semi-final, Tanko agreed with the notion that the defence was not operating at its best level.“We have a problem in the defence as we have all seen. We do not have some key players and we do not have the quality to replace them and that is the truth. We do not have the player we used in the qualifiers.The players we have keep making new mistakes and these young players will have to learn from them. It is painful for them to make such mistakes at such crucial moments but it is no excuse at all.”The Meteors face South Africa on Friday in the 3rd/4th place playoff of the tournament and the winner will get a place in the 2020 Olympic football tournament in Japan.last_img read more