Odds & Ends: The Schuyler Sisters Belt the National Anthem & More

first_img Star Files Meryl Streep Tapped for the Public TheaterMeryl Streep, Phylicia Rashad, Jimmy Smits and more will feature in The United States of Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater on June 6. Directed by Jeremy McCarter, the Public Theater’s annual gala will include scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest works and the American poems, songs, and stories they inspired.ABC Circling Live MusicalAfter the massive success of The Sound of Music Live! and The Wiz Live! over at NBC and Grease: Live for Fox, it comes as no surprise that ABC, which is owned by Disney, is contemplating their own live TV musical event. “When we make our play in that space, we really want to make sure it’s the right project for us to be doing and one that really speaks to the heart of who we are at ABC and as a part of the Disney family,” network chief Channing Dungey told reporters at the ABC upfront presentation. What do you think they should pick? Aladdin Live!, The Lion King Live!, Frozen Live!…the possibilities are endless!Daveed Diggs & Leslie Odom Jr.’s Lion King TakeoverAnd we’re ending today’s Odds & Ends with Hamilton, but we’re sure you’ll forgive us! Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. opened and closed this morning’s ESPN upfront presentation with an original performance written and created exclusively for the event. Check out the video below of the pair on stage at the Minskoff Theatre (The Lion King’s usual home). And ICYMI (we doubt it), the first episode of Odom Jr.’s Broadway.com vlog will be released on May 19 and is scheduled to run every Thursday for eight weeks. Jasmine Cephas Jones Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Watch the Schuyler Sisters Belt the National AnthemThis feels very meta. Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo, who play Angelica, Peggy and Eliza, respectively, in Hamilton, recently sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Madison Square Garden. It was for a New York Liberty home opener, which we’re imagining is some sort of sporting event. The point is, the Schuyler sisters blew us all away, naturally. Werk!center_img Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones & Phillipa Soo View Commentslast_img read more

MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure

first_imgAmerica’s national parks are a global treasure, visited and enjoyed not only by tourists and adventure lovers in the United States, but from all over the world.There are the big ones that everyone knows and loves, parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite, but what about the rest of the park system? All in all, America boasts more than 400 National Park units. Put together these parks and monuments comprise some 84 million acres of the American landscape.In celebration of the National Park centennial, a new IMAX film is attempting to capture the importance of America’s National Park system and the awe inspiring beauty that these parks so often contain.The film, MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure, features a trio of adventurers—mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and climber Rachel Pohlas— as they journey off-trail through some of the nation’s most iconic national parks, and its hitting select theaters this month. “In the making of this film, we visited more than 30 national parks, looking for things we’d never seen before and images that blew us away,” says film creator MacGillivray Freeman. “There’s beauty and magnificence in every national park, but we looked for places that would be the most amazing on the IMAX screen.”05_NPA_Image_1920px_w-mjvb6ewvdosvn7ser6rjxynggbtzl0laul62qrakb0“The story of the national parks is a big one, but for me the most important idea is that these parks belong to everyone, to all the people,” Freeman continued. “The parks give us a sense of awe, a sense of wonder, and in return I think we understand what a tremendous gift they will be for future generations of Americans.”21_NPA_Image_1920px_w-mjvb5bfnenau3ldr5pp818m3i58klq8kp5rol4x3kcNarrating the film is academy award winner and star of the recent film ‘A Walk in the Woods’, based on Bill Bryson’s classic Appalachian Trail-based novel of the same name.“National Parks Adventure captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit,” Redford says. To find showings at theaters near you click here.[divider]more from blueridgeoutdoors.com[/divider]last_img read more

The importance of obtaining a trademark for your credit union

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Imagine your credit union is undergoing a rebrand. You’ve spent months selecting a new name, creating a new set of brand guidelines and even designing a gorgeous new logo. Everything has been going according to plan, and you can’t wait to unveil it to the public. When the day for your new brand to launch finally rolls around, to your horror, you discover that another credit union has a trademark on the name you selected. Cue “The Price is Right” losing horn.Trademarks exist to protect your credit union and serve as intellectual property. Trademarks are important to credit unions because they help protect your brand as expressed in recognizable images, signs, logos, designs or expressions. A well-defined brand, in turn, distinguishes products and services and builds loyalty among members. Think about the Nike “swoosh.” Not only is Nike’s name trademarked, but the symbol is, too. Both are recognizable, and both are impactful.It’s not necessarily a fast process to go from zero to Nike. You might find a name, logo or mark that’s “just so you” and it’s listed as available, but you’ll need to start the process as soon as possible so as to not lose it. This will minimize delays in the full deployment of your new brand as well as ensure that you are able to secure whatever it is you want to trademark before it’s too late. On average, it takes one year to complete the entire process.But why spend an entire year on this? Why is trademarking so important to your credit union? Glad you asked! continue reading »last_img read more

Šibenik attracted more than 50 million kuna from the EU for the revitalization of fortresses

first_imgAt the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee in July this year, which took place in Krakow, Zadar and Šibenik were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO protection was given to the Venetian ramparts of Zadar and the Šibenik fortress of St. Nicholas.Thus, Šibenik became the first city in Croatia with two cultural monuments on the UNESCO list, which certainly additionally means the wind behind the development of cultural tourism in Šibenik. At the same time, it provides access to funds for much-needed renovation and protection of the facility itself and the entire access zone. The fortress would preserve its original shape and become a central attraction and gathering place within the area of ​​the significant landscape of the Canal Harbor in Šibenik. Together with the arrangement of the promenade, the beach and the future visitor center in the former Minerska barracks, the UNESCO stamp will be the crown of the project of the Tourist valorization of the Channel of St. Ante in Šibenik, which started in 2010. Šibenik-Knin County for the tourist valorization of the fortress of St. Nikola in Šibenik and the protection of traditional architecture, within the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion’ of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, 4,3 million kuna was approved.Thus, the Šibenik-Knin County has so far attracted more than 50 million kuna of EU money just for the revitalization of fortresses, reports Business diary.Sv. Nikola is now bringing in another 2,05 million kuna for the revitalization, and 2,3 million kuna has been allocated for the protection and presentation of the local autochthonous architecture, the dry stone wall. “Šibenik is extremely proud of all its four fortresses”, Commented for Poslovni dnevnik from the office of Mayor Željko Burić, reminding that so far Sv. Mihovil and Barone have become cultural and tourist attractions that attract many visitors from all over the world. “The history of the city is woven into them, and our intention is to restore and protect them, make them functional and show the world the wealth we have”, They say from the office.Šibenik Fortress of St. Nicholas on the UNESCO World Heritage List last_img read more

Medan toddler suspected of COVID-19 infection dies

first_img“We have taken samples from her for swab testing and are still waiting for the result,” Rosario said on Sunday.She also noted that the girl had an underlying heart condition.“This is the first toddler with PDP status who has died at Adam Malik hospital,” she added.Rosario said that the hospital’s records showed that five of its patients being treated for COVID-19 had died: two PDPs and three patients who ahd tested positive for the disease.North Sumatra has to date recorded 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths, and has the eighth highest number of cases among Indonesia’s 34 provinces.Topics : A 2.5-year-old girl listed as a patient under surveillance (PDP) died early on Sunday morning at Adam Malik Central General Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, becoming the youngest patient to die of suspected COVID-19 infection.The toddler was admitted to the hospital at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and died at 3 a.m. on Sunday, said the hospital’s spokesperson, Rosario Dorothy Simanjuntak.The girl was showing symptoms of COVID-19 when her family brought her in, which prompted the hospital to immediately note her status as PDP, said Rosario. The medical team took a swab sample, but did not administer a COVID-19 rapid test.last_img read more

BP Shipping Chooses Goltens to Retrofit BWT Systems on LNG Carriers

first_imgBP Shipping has awarded a contract to Goltens for the engineering and retrofit installation of OceanSaver ballast water treatment (BWT) systems on board two of the shipping company’s gas carriers. The LNG carriers to be retrofitted are the 138,000 cbm British Innovator and British Merchant, built at South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in 2002 and 2003, respectively.Under the deal, Goltens, a service organization providing shipowners support for their BWT retrofit projects, will undertake the engineering and prefabrication work in 2017 and then complete the installation services in 2018.BP Shipping manages a fleet of 49 vessels, including VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax, MR Handysize, VLGC and LNG carriers, the company’s data shows.Norway-based OceanSaver is one of the four firms which received BWMS type approval certificate from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The approvals come ahead of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention’s entry into force on September 8, 2017. From the date of entry into force, ships will be required to manage their ballast water to avoid the transfer of potentially invasive species.last_img read more

Solskjaer reveals what Man Utd stars must forget ahead of Arsenal clash

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Super Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Is Probably The Happiest Dog On Instagram Read Also: Manchester United to Solskjaer: Your job is safe “I’m always an optimist. If the right ones become available we do have the resources and I do have the backing from the board, but it’s also about getting the right ones. “It has to be. There’s no point suddenly bringing someone else in now for the sake of three or four months if that can disrupt any good feeling or chemistry in the group, because the chemistry in the group is really good. “It has to be the right type and it has to be a good investment for the long term as well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “But hopefully in a few years we can. It’s not going to be overnight, it’s only them that can do that. “We are more with fast flowing, quicker attacking, but if you can mix that with what we have had in recent games then you’ve got a chance.” Solskjaer will be buoyed by the expected return of Paul Pogba for the trip to Arsenal on New Year’s Day, but will be without Scott McTominay who suffered knee ligament damage in the win over Newcastle . And the Norwegian is hopeful of recruiting a couple of additions in the January transfer window – but insists he will not be spending money for the sake of it. “If we can keep this lot fit and if we can keep on improving, one addition or if you get two additions, of course that will be competition for places,” he said.center_img They are without a Champions League triumph since 2008 and have more recently lost their place at Europe’s top table altogether. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho came and went before Solskjaer – and the Norwegian knows the scale of the task in front of him to provide both stability and success for the Red Devils. He said: “2020 sounds quite good to me – and I’m going to make it a good year for myself. “I think we’re on the right track. We are still in a transition period, but we’ve seen other clubs do it and come out stronger after a couple of years. Solskjaer admits United are still striving to re-discover their identity – and concedes they have a long way to go catch up with rivals Man City. “We’re improving and I think we can see more and more of what we want to be and our identity and what we’re good at,” he added. “We’re making games suit our style more and more. We’ve played the same way for a little while and we’re getting used to each other. “We’re quite a bit away still from where we want to be, but we have to learn that way of playing football. I’ve said we’re not a Manchester City , we can’t outplay and out football teams like they do yet. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Manchester United to consign their decade of decline to history as they enter a new year. United have steadily fallen since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the 2012-13 season – their last Premier League title.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘cursed,’ says Japan’s deputy prime minister

first_imgJapan’s deputy prime minister,Taro Aso, has pointed to the history of the Olympics to explain why the Tokyo 2020 Games have been “cursed” by the novel coronavirus outbreak. “The Olympics should not be held in a situation people in the world can’t enjoy,” she told the Nikkei newspaper.“As far as I can tell, athletes in the United States and Europe are unable to train as normal and finish their qualifying matches. That makes it impossible for them to appear well prepared at the start, with all the associated risks.” Kentaro Itawa, a Japanese infectious disease expert who criticized inadequate infection control on board the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess, said the Olympics should be canceled. “The Olympics are not just a mass gathering, but a mass gathering from all over the world, while COVID is a global pandemic,” Iwata reportedly wrote on his blog.“These two things don’t go together.” Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori has not been included in a list of those thought to be at risk of Covid-19 despite meeting with another Olympic official who was diagnosed with the virus Tuesday. Mori is confirmed to have attended the same meeting on March 10 as Kozo Tashima, vice president of the Olympic Committee and president of the Japan Football Association. “Following their consultation with JFA president Tashima, the local health authorities have contacted all those they believe to be at risk of having contracted the virus from him,” said a statement from Tokyo 2020 organizers.“Neither the organizing committee nor Tokyo 2020 president Mori have been contacted in this regard by the local health authority.” Read Also:Coronavirus: Athletes criticise Olympic organisers’ plans to proceed with Tokyo Games Tashima is undergoing treatment for the virus after returning from a UEFA board meeting in the Netherlands that included a stop in the US. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Aso has suggested that the Olympics get entwined in global affairs every 40 years, saying it is no surprise the virus, which has infected nearly 220,000 people worldwide, should threaten to cancel or postpone this year’s Games. World War II forced the 1940 Summer and Winter Games in Japan to be canceled, while in 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Games in protest against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. “The Sapporo Winter Olympics, which should have happened in 1940, went away, the next Moscow games in 1980 was half blown away because of the boycott of Western countries,” Aso said. “Another 40 years makes it this year. The mass media would love this expression if I say it’s a cursed Olympics — but it’s a reality.”Aso is no stranger to making controversial comments. Earlier this year he came under fire after apparently blaming childless women for Japan’s demographic woes. This week, Olympic organizers announced that no “drastic decisions” will be made about the Games, currently scheduled to get underway in July, and urged athletes to continue their preparation as planned — comments that roused dissent among the athlete community. Gyms, running tracks and training centers are closing around the world as members of the public are encouraged to stay indoors, while numerous qualifying events also face being canceled. Japan Olympic Committee board member Kaori Yamaguchi, a judo bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics, called for the Games to be postponed because athletes are unable to prepare adequately. Loading… last_img read more

Buy-bust nets ‘shabu’

first_imgBacolod City – Suspected shabu weighing about 3.5 grams valued aroundP52,500  was seized in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay Villamonte. Deo was nabbed after he sold suspectedshabu to an undercover officer for P1,500 around 4:10 p.m. on Dec. 19, thereport added.  Resident Mark Josan Deo yielded thesuspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Mark Josan Deo sits handcuffed after he was arrested in an entrapment operation in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on Dec. 19. POLICE STATION 4/BCPOcenter_img The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 4, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Aside from suspected illegal drugs,P500 cash was also recovered from him, police said. His tricycle was impounded,too.  last_img read more

I-74 in Dearborn County for guardrail repair

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—The left lane of I-74 EB will close at approximately 9 a.m. this morning for median guardrail repair between MM 167 and MM 168 in Dearborn County. Repairs are expected to be completed by 11:30 a.m. Please use caution in the area.last_img