Odds & Ends: Proof Jon Snow’s Resurrected & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Proof Jon Snow’s ResurrectedWhat happened to Jon Snow? He’s alive and well and in London’s West End (sorry, couldn’t resist). Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington officially opened in Doctor Faustus on April 25 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Hopefully this is just the start of his return to the boards; Harington kicked off his career in the theater and was the original Albert Narracott in War Horse. Next stop Broadway? We promise not to quiz you, Mr. Harington, about iron thrones, impending winter weather, or if you’re really dead.Hamilton Takes Top Honors for BC/EFAThe 30th Easter Bonnet Competition raised a record-breaking $5,525,568 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The annual event, which took place on April 25 and 26, marked the culmination of fundraising efforts of Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions. Musical juggernaut Hamilton came out on top, raising the most money of any show with $516,029. The competition featured 17 handmade bonnets by members of the Broadway community and skits involving more than 230 performers in New York. An American in Paris won for their bonnet design, while the cast of Hamilton received top honors for their performance: a Hamilton-style retelling of Sweeney Todd penned by (who else?) Lin-Manuel Miranda.Brían F. O’Byrne & Patina Miller Set for Mercy StreetTony winners Brían F. O’Byrne and Patina Miller, as well as Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham, have been added to the lineup for season two of PBS’ Mercy Street. O’Byrne will play Allan Pinkerton, head of the Union Intelligence Service, with Miller as Charlotte Jenkins, a black Northern abolitionist and former slave, and Pinkham Maj. Clayton McBurney III, the new hospital chief. The returning ensemble cast includes Tony winner Donna Murphy and Broadway alum Josh Radnor.Robert Cuccioli to Lead Paint Your Wagon ‘Revisal’Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez and more have been tapped for a new “revisal” of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon. Directed by David Armstrong and featuring a new book adaptation by Jon Marans, the mythic Western will run at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre June 5 through June 25.Danai Gurira & More to Receive Lilly AwardsPlaywright Danai Gurira (Eclipsed), director Kate Whoriskey, actors Mia Katigbak and Martha Plimpton, and more will be honored at this year’s 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony. The event, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, is scheduled to take place on May 23 at the Signature Theatre.Danielle Brooks on Life-Changing PurpleThe Color Purple’s Danielle Brooks stopped by The Daily Show on April 25 and revealed that the musical’s original production was the first Broadway show she ever saw. “It really has changed my life,” said Brooks. “It made me want to go study for it, so I ended up going to school in New York for theater and ten years later here I am.” Check out the interview below; the revival is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, led by Cynthia Erivo. Kit Harington in ‘Doctor Faustus'(Photo: Marc Brenner) Star Files View Comments Danielle Brookslast_img read more

Uribe Inaugurates Hospital Vessel for the Pacific Coast with Italian Support

first_imgBy Dialogo June 16, 2009 Bogotá, June 15 (EFE).- Today the Colombian president Álvaro Uribe, together with Italian ambassador Gerolamo Schiavoni, inaugurated in Buenaventra (west) a hospital vessel that will provide medical assistance to the population of towns along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean and rivers that flow into that ocean. Initially, the San Raffaele will conduct two missions a month, 10 days each with the help of the institutions such as non-governmental organization called Italian Association for Solidarity between the People (Aispo) of San Raffaele Hospital from Milan (Italy), In Colombia, said initiative is led by the Italian-Colombian Foundation of Mount Tabor, and is also supported by several Italian enterprises, and the Colombian soccer player Iván Ramiro Córdoba, Inter Milán team’s defender. During the ship’s trip that will cover coastal areas and riversides of Cauca, Nariño, Valle, and Chocó departments, the crew will provide general and specialized medical consultations, dental care, gynaecology, minor surgeries and clinical laboratory analysis. After cutting the inaugural ribbon and naming the boat, the Colombian president announced that the ship will operate “as social enterprise of health,” and provide specialized medical attention. The ship’s mission is supported by the University of the Cauca, through an agreement for last year medical students to offer their services to society. The hospital ship is 26 metres long and 7 metres of beam (width) and it is laid out in four decks or levels: the upper deck, the main or social level, the physicians’ level, where the offices and labs are located, and another level, where the bedrooms are located. It also has a surgery and an X-Rays room.last_img read more

Where lending is going in 2018 and beyond

first_imgCredit union loan growth is staying strong in 2018, increasing at a faster rate than last year. This is welcome news for credit unions, as lending likely is a vital component of their service offerings and overall growth strategy. With advances in technology, the lending space is constantly evolving to become faster and more efficient – as a byproduct, it’s also becoming more competitive.Looking ahead to the second half of the year and beyond, here’s what credit unions can expect in the lending space.2018: A Year of ExpansionBecause of the solid economy, loan growth is predicted to remain strong throughout the year. Auto lending and mortgage lending are both steady thanks to low interest rates. The Fed is likely to continue raising interest rates this year, but the competitive rates that credit unions provide will mitigate any potential decrease in overall demand for lending. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

USC finds its own path to success

first_imgA long three-year rebuild finally paid its dividends after USC upset No. 7 Arizona at the Galen Center on Saturday night. The win gave Andy Enfield his first signature win as head coach of the Trojans, while matching last season’s Pac-12 win total at three games.The Trojans have jumped back into the national picture after half a decade of irrelevance. The way they got there is even more fascinating.Andy Enfield was hired in 2013 following a surprise Sweet 16 run in the NCAA Tournament with Florida Gulf Coast. The picture was clear: Enfield would help rebuild a program tarnished by NCAA sanctions by bringing his up-tempo, flashy coaching style to Los Angeles, similar to the quick rebrand of the “Lob City” Clippers. Unfortunately for USC, the transition did not work out so well.In his first year as coach, USC went 11-21 and won just two conference games. Star guard Byron Wesley opted to transfer to Gonzaga instead of sticking around for his last year of eligibility. The Trojans improved slightly in the second year of Enfield’s reign, finishing 12-20 with just three conference wins.While the Trojans were struggling mightily on the court, Enfield was quietly bringing in the pieces to run his system efficiently. Instead of focusing on one-and-done players, Enfield looked to build his program from the bottom up. His first feat came in getting guard Katin Reinhardt to transfer from UNLV in 2013.  Reinhardt, who is only a junior, had to sit out one season due to NCAA rules, but now currently leads the team in scoring with 12.9 points per game.Enfield continued his prowess off the court by landing one of the best rookie classes in recent USC history in 2014. Enfield brought in two ESPN 100 recruits in standouts Jordan McLaughlin and Elijah Stewart. In McLaughlin, Enfield found his point guard of the future while Stewart brought the athleticism and defense that was missing from the squad. McLaughlin and Stewart had an up and down rookie campaign, but have been key to the Trojans this season.Enfield finally had a competitive team, but was still lacking the depth and rim protection needed to be competitive in the PAC-12. These issues were addressed with USC’s only two recruits for the 2015 season, freshmen Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu. Boatright’s size and ability to spread the floor has opened up the court for the likes of McLaughlin, Stewart and Reinhardt, while Metu has brought the toughness and defense that has been missing from the Trojan squad.USC is still a very young team, one of the youngest in the country in fact, but Enfield has recruited a strong foundation for the Trojans to build upon. The Trojans only field one senior, Strahinja Gavrilovic, and only have three juniors on their roster ,who contribute heavily. The underclassmen run the show for USC, which is why the future is so bright.Most powerhouse schools such as UCLA, Kentucky and Duke focus in on the one-and-done studs like Kevin Love, Anthony Davis and Jahlil Okafor. Those schools constantly have huge roster turnover which can lead to up and down seasons. Kentucky, over the past four years, is a prime example.The Trojans have rebuilt the exact opposite, looking for highly talented players who fit the system and will stay in school rather than jump to the NBA after one season. In fact, the Trojans have rebuilt like an NBA team, garnering young talent in hopes of turning a corner.While the Trojans are still very young this season, no player except for the seldom used Gavrilovic is expected to leave the program after this season. That means the core of Jovanovic, Reinhardt, Stewart and McLaughlin will have played more than 63 games together entering next season.Just like in the NBA, having the ability to build a strong foundation will garner lots of attention. The Trojans already have one ESPN 100 recruit committed for next season and the list should continue to grow as USC knocks off more top rated opponents.The future of USC basketball has never looked brighter.Nick Barbarino is a senior majoring in business administration. His column, “Beyond the Arc,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

Yaya Sanogo fires Arsenal to victory against Benfica in the Emirates Cup

first_imgYAYA Sanogo, French striker with sprawling, bambi like legs, stole the thunder yesterday from Arsenal’s £32million record signing Alexis Sanchez.The 21 year striker, his career hit by injuries and too much expectation, became the first Arsenal player to score four goals in any game since Andre Arsahvin against Liverpool in 2009.His goals crushed the Portuguese champions who twice last year beat North London rivals Spurs.Benfica don’t do friendlies and this was a humiliation.Sanogo left the field to be replaced by Sanchez and you could not split the cheers.Go-go with Sanogo. This is the seventh year of Arsenal’s Emirate’s Cup and has been a guide line to their season.Previously they have fluffed it.Yesterday they laid down a season marker that will be hard to beat.They started with a side that is expected to fill the subs bench and finished with one that will be hard to argue against.Manager Arsene Wenger made a statement in forking out £52millon on new players this summer. His alleged second string made a bigger one.Sanogo has that same languid style of former Arsenal player Adebayor. Yet he is just as effective.He looks clumsy. Makes mistakes but is there when it matters.Other bonuses was the form of Joel Campbell, right back Hector Bellerin and keeper Damian Martinez. Campbell was infectively on trial, with a host of clubs watching to make a £13million bid, with AC Milan’s top scout seen making notes.He was, he played wide right, a position Theo Walcott has made his own when fit.For Costa Rica during the World Cup he operated just behind their main striker and at Arsenal he is well down the pecking order on that list. He started well with one or two mesmerising moments but real hero of the opening skirmishes was ex-Barcelona Spaniard Bellerin, a tricky customer when in full flight.Made you wonder why Wenger went heavily in cash to sign Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle for £11million.Bellerin is a player worth watching.Campbell fluffed a chance to put his name in neon when Aaron Ramsey cleverly lobbed him clear but the 22nd effort was scuffled wide.Sanogo looked way off the pace at the start, his first touch led to another trying to win the ball back. You could, however, never fault his commitment and his goal was a testament to his big heart and skill when odds are against him. He wasted a simple chance in the 24th minute, lunging in to turn a Bellerin cross wide but then put Arsenal ahead two minutes later.Ramsey, seizing onto a Bellerin pass, got almost to the by-line and crossed for Sango to cleverly scored with the inside of his right foot.Calum Chambers made his home debut following his shock £16million move from Southampton and for a 19-year-old he didn’t look uncomfortable although there is much learning to be had.Arsenal welcomed back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his injury and looked fresh and ready to reclaim his place in the side and be an asset to Arsenal and England once more.Bellerin made Arsenal’s second goal in the 40th minute with a sweet, nicely weighted cross from the right that Campbell turned into the gaol with his left foot easier than it seemed. Sadly, a minute later he fluffed a golden chance by hitting wide as Arsenal again waltzed through Benfica’s defence.No matter. Arsenal were back again a minute later to add their third. Ramsey chipped out wide left to Capmbell who crossed for Sanago to score.His story wasn’t over. A minute later he scored again, turning in a right wing cross from Kieran Gibbs.Within two minutes he added his fourth. Campbell put Ramswey clear to shoot, only for Benfica keeper Moraes Artur palm out for the shot onto the welcoming feet of Sanago.Benfica pulled one back through Nico Gaitan in the 61th minute but by then it was circus time and the warm applause for the arrival of Sanchez.last_img read more

India caps fantastic fortnight with championship win

first_img31 Jul 2014 India caps fantastic fortnight with championship win Girl international India Clyburn capped a fantastic fortnight when she won the weather-hit English girls’ open amateur championship at The Warwickshire. Lightning and torrential rain caused this afternoon’s fourth round to be suspended and eventually cancelled, with the championship decided by the standings after the third round. India (Image © Leaderboard Photography) shot one-under 71 this morning to move to three-under for the event – and a two-shot win over Annabel Bailey (Kirby Muxloe). Hampshire’s Emma Allen and Surrey’s Lizzie Prior tied third on level par. Close behind them were Staffordshire champion Emily Coleman and Hertfordshire’s Alice Hewson, who had the best score of the day with a four-under 68. India’s win follows hard on the heels of her record success in the Scottish ladies’ junior open last week – and now her challenge is the Girls’ Home Internationals, which start on Wednesday in Ireland. “I just want to get three in a row for me – and seven in a row for England,” said India, referring to the team’s aim to get their seventh consecutive win. The championship win is also special because India follows in the footsteps of her sister, Holly, who won this trophy in 2009 and is now a winner on the Ladies European Tour. They’re thought to be the only sisters to have both won the title. “The English girls’ is massive, it’s like a major,” said India. She knows several of the other past winners: Melissa Reid, Ellie Givens and Sophie Walker are all fellow Tour players with Holly, while Helen Hewlett – then Dobson – is a former Tour player and is now the Lincolnshire county captain. “There’s some really good names on the trophy. If I can follow them I’ll be happy,” she said. India worked her way steadily to the top of the leaderboard, improving her position through the three rounds. This morning, her front nine of two-over was disappointing by her standards, but she moved into top gear on the way home with four birdies. “I birdied 17 and 18 to finish one-under for the round. I just knew I had to hole every putt, because they’re all important, and I felt I’d put myself in a really good position,” she said. Just how good was to become evident when the weather rapidly worsened bringing thunder, lightning and torrential rain.   After the championship the remaining three names were announced for the England team for the Girls’ Home Internationals. They are: Emma Allen of Meon Valley, Hampshire; Sophie Keech of Parkstone, Dorset; and Lizzie Prior of Burhill, Surrey. They join five players whose selection has already been announced: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) and Hollie Muse (West Lancashire). For full scores, images and more information visit the championship webpagelast_img read more

Chelsea v Man City line-ups: Hazard starts, Pedro and Moses are subs, City stars out

first_imgEden Hazard makes his first league start of the season for Chelsea, while there are also starting places for Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.The Blues are without the suspended David Luiz. Cesar Azpilicueta is set to play on the right-hand side, with Victor Moses on the bench. Pedro is also among the substitutes.Manchester City, meanwhile, are without Sergio Aguero, who was involved in a car accident this week, while Vincent Kompany is still sidelined.Chelsea: Courtois, Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard, Morata.Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Kenedy, Moses, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi.Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Sterling, De Bruyne, Delph, Sané, Silva, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Jesus.Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Gündoğan, Mangala, Silva, Zinchenko, Touré. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fabianski West Ham eyeing an upset against Spurs

first_imgWest Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is hopeful of victory ahead of their London derby with Tottenham on SaturdayAfter enduring a torrid start to the new season, West Ham goes into this weekend’s showdown at the London Stadium with three wins in their last five matches.This includes impressive 3-1 victories over Everton and Manchester United.Now Fabianski hopes that West Ham can cause another upset against their heavily fancied London neighbours Spurs.“It’s another important one, another big one against a tough opponent, but we are playing at home so hopefully with all the hard work during the week we’ll be in good form for Saturday’s game,” Fabianski told the club website.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I’m looking forward to the atmosphere on Saturday. I’ve always enjoyed playing against Spurs – it has a nice atmosphere to it so I’m guessing it won’t be any different.“We just have to prepare ourselves well during the week and have a good game on Saturday, and make sure that the fans will be proud and happy after our performance.“You can see that we have improved, especially playing at home and the recent results here have been very good so hopefully that will continue this Saturday.”West Ham are 15th in the Premier League table with seven points from eight games.last_img read more

Wes Morgan declared fit for Newport game

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has confirmed that defender Wes Morgan has recovered from illness in time to face Newport County in the third round of the FA Cup.Morgan was sidelined for Leicester’s last two games against Cardiff City and Everton, but Puel has confirmed he’s now available for selection when they visit Newport County on Saturday.“Wes came back in training this week with good fitness and he’s available for the game,” the Frenchman told the national media on Friday afternoon,” Puel told the club’s website.“We will see. I don’t want to give all the players who are available for this game! It will be a good team, 18 strong players, with some rotation.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The players have played a lot [over the festive period] and it’s important to maintain freshness in the team.“We have a squad with players who are close and we need to use all the possibilities of the squad to maintain a good freshness and to compete at a high level in our games.“It’s important to find a good balance between quality, freshness and to maintain this level.”last_img read more

RBC will refinance TCI UK Bail Out loan

first_img RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay Related Items:royal bank of canada, uk tci bail out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jan 2015 – Royal Bank of Canada, RBC is the bank the Government will go with to refinance that UK-backed bail-out loan of 2009. The Loan Refinancing Ordinance passed on December 17th and took effect the next day. The new law lays out the who, the how, the how much and the how long among other things of the bridge loan refinancing which will do away with the UK guaranteed loan of $170 million dollars. It is outlined in the ordinance that the loan with RBC cannot exceed $28 million dollars, must be repaid at the end of three and a half years, at a rate initially of 1.2% and that it will be repaid in fourteen equal installments of two million dollars every ninety days. It is explained that in order to keep that borrowing rate, the Turks and Caicos will have to maintain a BBB+ rating for at least the duration of the loan; if we lose ground there, it will cause a hike in the borrowing rate. This also means that if the TCI secures a better credit rating, then the rate of the loan will decrease. Included in that ordinance is that the TCI can repay the RBC Loan early without penalty and that the first payment would be due ninety days after disbursement of the money. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Roll Out of EZ Pay in TCI today 16 Graduate from Save The Bays International YEA Leadership Training Programlast_img read more