Odds & Ends: Leslie Odom Jr. Tops Chart & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Leslie Odom Jr. Tops ChartWhat comes next after sweeping the Tony Awards? More fantastic news from Broadway.com vlogger—and 2016 Tony winner—Leslie Odom Jr. Using our very own Squigs’ sketch to celebrate, the Hamilton star tweeted on June 14 that the show’s cast album was number one on iTunes in all genres and that his own debut album had made it to number eight in all genres and number one in jazz. Congratulations (again!) to all! Daveed Diggs’ Wriggle Odom Jr.’s fellow Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs also has a new record out; check out below a sample of his latest EP, Wriggle. Recorded with his L.A. hip-hop group, clipping, you can see why Diggs is known as the fastest rapper on Broadway!<a data-cke-saved-href="http://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/wriggle" href="http://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/wriggle">Wriggle by clipping.</a>New Character Added to The Lion KingThe first Mandarin production of Disney’s The Lion King made its global premiere at Shanghai Disney Resort’s at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre on June 14, complete with a brand new character! To make the show more relatable to Chinese audiences, Variety reports that the new version has added a mischievous monkey character. “It is the first time we have brought in a new character,” said Tony-winning director Julie Taymor. “And it is the year of the monkey after all.”Michael C. Hall Tapped for Will Eno’s Gnit Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night-only reading of Will Eno’s play Gnit, adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. The event is set to take place at Classic Stage Company on June 20. Hall appeared in Eno’s The Realistic Jonses on Broadway back in 2014 and may be returning to the boards to reprise his performance in David Bowie’s Lazarus in London this fall.P.S. Take a look at the new trailer for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, featuring honorary Matilda Tony winner Oona Laurence: View Comments Star Files Daveed Diggs Leslie Odom Jr.(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Leslie Odom Jr.last_img read more

New, digital Vendor Directory connects CUs to premier service providers

first_imgCredit unions looking to partner with the best service providers in the industry – for card processing, compliance assistance, lending, risk management, technology, and more – can now access NAFCU’s 2020 Vendor Directory in its all-new digital format.As credit unions grow and serve even more Americans, they need access to the best products and services to continue competing in the evolving financial services marketplace. NAFCU assembles the annual directory to help institutions find the right businesses so credit unions can meet members’ needs and operate more efficiently.The digital 2020 NAFCU Vendor Directory features dynamic keyword search and filtering options with direct links to organizations, allowing credit union leaders to find the right partners to meet their product and servicing needs.The directory will also be published in the January-February edition of The NAFCU Journal, NAFCU’s bimonthly magazine, in addition to being featured across various NAFCU platforms, social media, and credit union trade publications. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Leaders react to President Trump halting stimulus negotiations

first_imgIf I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1313664886648582144,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy? @MarkMeadows @senatemajldr @kevinomccarthy @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020 “The county, the city, are making very difficult financial choices right now. The state is cutting back 20% in education, healthcare, and infrastructure. This is going to translate to massive job loss here in our community if we don’t get assistance from the federal government,” said Brindisi. Binghamton Mayor Rich David says local government is the ground floor of getting work done for the local community, and that federal aid is needed now more than ever before. While many local municipalities have structured next year’s budgets without considering federal aid, it’s still a big blow due to all of the expenses and financial loss during the pandemic. Nancy Pelosi is asking for .4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19. We made a very generous offer of https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1313551794623127552.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith. I am rejecting their…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020 (WBNG) — Leaders from the House of Representatives to the City of Binghamton are speaking our after negotiations on a federal stimulus package have come to a halt. center_img Hours after President Trump announced those negotiations would be stalled, he tweeted that he would sign a stand alone bill, authorizing the same $1,200 stimulus checks many Americans received earlier in the pandemic. “The concept that mayors, villages, cities, and states are now some sort of bargaining chip, or some pawn in some discussion in Washington, that’s just obscene and ridiculous,” said Mayor David. As the City of Binghamton and Broome County feel the financial strain from COVID-19, 22nd District Representative Anthony Brindisi says if funding doesn’t come through, the long-term effects could be devastating. President Trump announced over Twitter he would be stopping negotiations, saying Republicans could not reach a deal with Democrats. last_img read more

Unai Emery has employed an analyst to help Arsenal star Alex Iwobi improve his end product

first_imgAlex Iwobi has featured regularly since the appointment of Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Alex Iwobi has revealed he is working closely with a performance analyst in a bid to improve his erratic end product.The Nigeria international has featured prominently this season with Unai Emery a fan of his ball carrying ability and running power.Iwobi, who made his Premier League debut four years ago, has scored two goals this season and provided two assists but continues to be criticised for his decision making, particularly in the final third.The 22-year-old was at fault for Manchester City’s opening goal in last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at the Etihad, but he insists he is making rapid progress as he bids to cement a regular first team place.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘This season I feel much better and I feel like I’m in control, especially going forward in an attacking sense,’ Iwobi told Arsenal Player. ‘I have an analyst now who is always trying to help me, which I didn’t have in seasons before, so he’s sending me clips and saying what I can do better.‘That’s helped me and I’d like to say I’ve been involved in a few goals this season, even it’s not the assist or the goal, I’ve been getting a few pre-assists which go unnoticed. But at the end of the day as long as the team does well, that’s my main concern.‘I would say each day I’m still growing and still learning, but negatives, obviously they’re always going to criticise me for my goals and assists, which I need to add to my game if I want to be compared with the people I’m playing with. Advertisement Comment Unai Emery has employed an analyst to help Arsenal star Alex Iwobi improve his end product ‘We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gameTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:35Fullscreen’We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gamehttps://metro.co.uk/video/we-want-win-emery-speaks-huddersfield-game-1858426/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The main thing is just to remain calm. We’ve even been doing some mental work to remain calm under pressure and calm when I’m on the pitch, and this is something I’ve been working on, not just in football but also off the pitch as well.‘Now I’ve done it I look back and it wasn’t easy, especially with the things I had to go through, so I can always say it’s going to be hard, but the rewards are definitely worth it.‘What’s next? Life is like a movie, you have to stay tuned. I can’t really predict what’s going to happen. We will have to wait and see. All I know is that playing for Arsenal to me is always going to be an honour. I’m always proud to represent this club and wear the badge.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 11:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

Zimbabwe re-engages IMF in a bid to restore economic image

first_imgIMF says surrogate currency will not solve Zimbabwe’s economic problems IMF pledges financial support to restore battered Zimbabwe economy 1-year IMF program in Somalia aims to restore country’s economic stability Zimbabwe continues to re-engage with international financial bodies in a bid to restore financial stability and repay its outstanding debts. The nation has been suffering from years of economic decline and is desperate to attract more international support and investment. Relatedlast_img read more

So What Can We Trust?

first_img Share 50 Views   no discussions Share Tweet You know the sinking feeling that comes from putting yourself in someone else’s hands, only to have your faith betrayed?Of course you do! That’s the boat we’re all in these days! But trust isn’t dead, and we’re here to prove it.First, though, a little perspective on why it’s never mattered more. Pardon us for stating the obvious, but the whole trust thing hasn’t exactly been going swimmingly.From investment adviser Bernard Madoff (oh, the misplaced belief) to Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (oy, the comic relief), it’s as though everyone who wasn’t actively plotting to kill us has been lying, cheating, stealing, or falling asleep at the switch.In recent years, we’ve witnessed stupidity in high places, cupidity in all places, and fiscal hanky-panky that threatened to sink us (just as a rising tide lifts all boats, a falling stock market reveals slimy accounting practices).What else? Oh, yes. We’ve learned, to our considerable cost, that intelligence can’t be trusted. Also that if we’re poor but living in a nice place, sharp-eyed developers in cahoots with the town fathers can use eminent domain to snatch our houses.We’ve never trusted politicians or lawyers, but in today’s culture of infotainment, we’re losing faith even in journalists—the very people who should be safeguarding our interests and telling us the truth. And with the incidence of infidelity creeping up, it’s less and less likely that we can trust even our nearest and dearest.You’d think by now we’d be a nation of hard-core skeptics, but here’s the funny thing: We still want to trust. We don’t like the nasty feeling of not knowing who’s got our back. We know in our hearts—and any number of studies have shown—that trusting people are generally happier than suspicious, mistrustful types.This turns out to be true for entire nations, as well. Not long ago, researchers at the University of Cambridge set out to see which countries in the European Union scored highest on measures of well-being. It was assumed that the most contented people would be basking along the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.But in fact, Italy came in dead last in the happiness sweepstakes, right behind Portugal and Greece. The EU’s happiest countries were Denmark and Finland—cold, gray places, true, but cold, gray places where people trust their governments, their legal systems, and each other. And that made all the difference.Trust starts with a perception of fairness. That’s true on the personal level (the spouse who cheats is usually the one who feels he or she has gotten the short end of the marital bargain) as well as the national.At this writing, it’s not certain what the outcome of the Minnesota Senate race will be; no matter who wins, each side will be positive that the other either stole or tried to steal the election. But there was another election last November, an unmistakable vote for change.And now, in spite of everything—the betrayals, the rude awakenings, all the rugs pulled out from under us again and again—many of us are willingly, eagerly, putting our trust in something new. It’s about time.Source: By Amanda Lovell                   O, The Oprah Magazinecenter_img LifestyleRelationships So What Can We Trust? by: – March 31, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

UPDATE: Accident on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau claims life.

first_imgLocalNews UPDATE: Accident on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau claims life. by: – May 18, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 50 Views   one comment Share Scene of accident outside of Royal Bank of CanadaInformation reaching Dominica Vibes News indicates that there has been a traffic accident on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau, in the vincinity of the Royal Bank of Canada.At about 7:35am a truck and a motor bike collided and has resulted in the death of one man.Although the extent of his injuries has not yet been confirmed, he was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment and observation however Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes has confirmed that Mr. Kent Pemberton has died.Mr. Kent Pemberton was a teacher at the Grandbay Secondary School and would normally ride to school on his motorbike.We will continue to follow this story and provide you with updates as they become available.Dominica Vibes News Share Accident victim Mr. Kent Pembertonlast_img read more

Genesis Racing Shocks continues awards in four IMCA divisions

first_img“Genesis has quietly eclipsed a decade of sponsorship and continues to make a great shock package for IMCA racers,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for the sanctioning body. “Those that have become customers haven’t been disappointed and I know we’ll see others reap the benefits of that decision this year too.” Information about Genesis shocks and dealer network is available at the www.genesisshocks.com website, by calling 678 659-9454 and on Facebook. ROSWELL, Ga. – Drivers in four IMCA divisions are in the running again this season for contingency awards from Genesis Racing Shocks.  Genesis awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Drivers in all four divisions are required to compete with four Gen­esis-manufactured shocks, display two Genesis decals on their race car and return a signup form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligible. Top eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions and in national Late Model, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings each receive $350 product certificates. The Roswell, Ga., company is in its 11th season as a sponsor and gives $6,000 in product certificates to IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors.  Certificates valued at $250 go to the runner-up and for $150 to the third-place finisher in each Modified region and national Late Model, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings.last_img read more

Pellegrini: Hart decision was tough

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini described his decision to stick with Joe Hart in goal for their 3-1 victory over Everton as “very difficult”. There were doubts over the 26-year-old’s position after he was culpable for two of Bayern Munich’s goals in City’s Champions League defeat on Wednesday. It is not the first time recently that Hart has made high-profile mistakes, and Pellegrini pointedly failed to confirm whether he would pick Hart for the clash with the Toffees in the build-up to the game. Press Association It was one of a number of decisions made by referee Jon Moss that Everton boss Roberto Martinez was not happy with. Everton appealed for a penalty in the first half when Lukaku felt he was pushed over by Matija Nastasic. James Milner, meanwhile, was perhaps a little fortunate to get away with a yellow card for a strong challenge on James McCarthy just before the break, although Martinez declined to say whether he thought it should have been red. The Spaniard said: “My overall disappointment is that the game wasn’t controlled at all by the referee. “There was an incident before we conceded the second goal where Seamus Coleman got involved with Alvaro Negredo, there was an argument. “There were three players out of the action and you need to see that as a referee and do something about it. “Then the penalty – if that’s a penalty, it’s going to be an impossible game. There’s contact but there’s no impeding. That should never be a penalty, and he didn’t have the consistency to give a penalty for Lukaku and Nastastic.” Pellegrini felt discussion of the referee’s performance was incidental to the result, saying: “I never talk about referees but I am sure the difference between Manchester City and Everton was not the referee. “They had just one chance to score. We scored three goals and we had four or five other chances.” The defeat was Martinez’s first in charge of Everton in the Premier League, and he rued City’s swift response after Lukaku had given the visitors the lead. “I thought we started really bright and we wanted to score the first goal,” said Martinez. “I thought it was important. We couldn’t keep the lead long enough. I thought those five or 10 minutes after scoring would have been very important to affect the rest of the performance. “Conceding was a little bit of a blow but still I saw it as a very open game, a fascinating game of football. From that point on I do feel the referee didn’t allow the two teams to compete eye to eye. “If you concede three goals it makes it very difficult to get a result at a place like this.” Roy Hodgson has assured Hart he will start in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers, and the England boss watched on from the stands at the Etihad Stadium as questions were again asked of Hart. The City stopper got his hand to Romelu Lukaku’s shot in the 16th minute but could not keep it out. Pellegrini did not blame Hart, saying: “Always the responsibility for the goal is with the whole team.” But asked about his decision to choose Hart ahead of Costel Pantilimon, Pellegrini said: “It wasn’t a simple decision, it was a very difficult decision, but I think Joe needs the trust of all of us – of me, the other players and the fans. “Of course he feels he didn’t do well the last game, he feels that he was guilty, but it was more important that he reflected how strong his character is.” This time the goal did not prove costly as Alvaro Negredo equalised almost immediately and Sergio Aguero put City ahead just before half-time. The third arrived in the 69th minute, Tim Howard saving Aguero’s penalty only for the ball to rebound off a post and back in off the Everton keeper. The award of the spot-kick was a contentious moment, with Pablo Zabaleta going down under a challenge from Seamus Coleman. last_img read more

Mikel Reveals How He Funded Dream Team IV to Bronze Medal

first_imgRIO 2016Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has revealed he had to foot the bill to help Nigeria win an Olympic bronze medal after the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports failed to take responsibility.The 29-year-old had to put up more than £30,000 to organise travel for the team, pay for food and book training pitches ahead of the trip to Brazil which ended in his country’s 3-2 win against Honduras – providing the only medal for Nigeria at Rio 2016. With lack of support for their training camp in Atlanta – where the Dream Team led by Nwankwo Kanu won a gold medal in 1996 – Mikel took matters into his own hands to help the team realise their Olympic dream, with help from coach Samson Siasia.“I think if we talk about the money that I put into the team I think it was more than (£30,000),but we just had to do it” Mikel told Goal.com“I said to myself, ‘I won’t let this happen. If I can help, I’ll try to help’. Sometimes there was no food, sometimes there was no pitch to train on, and there was no bus to go to the training ground. So all of this was what I and the coach had to figure out, and get money together.“I came to the camp. I sat down with the boys in Atlanta and I could see the frustration, the pain and the anger. Their aim was to play in the Olympics; their goal was to play in the Olympics.“And for me being there and seeing what they are going through, they are young boys, they want to start their career and someone in the ministry is trying to crush that dream.”“There was just no flight provided by the Nigerian ministry,” he added. “We planned to leave three or four days before the tournament, but we ended up leaving the day of our first game. It was a difficult one. I don’t think I have ever seen something like that before, it was crazy.”Nigeria beat Sweden, Colombia, Japan and Denmark in Rio, before a 2-0 defeat to Germany saw them in the bronze medal play off against Honduras.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more