Squigs Sketches Carly Rae Jepsen, Fran Drescher & More in Cinderella Portrait

first_img Victoria Clark Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 We wish Princess Jepsen and Queen Drescher a truly magical final few weeks in Cinderella. Thank you for all of the lovely nights! About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Comments Related Shows Joe Carroll Cinderellacenter_img It seems like just ten minutes ago “Call Me Maybe” superstar Carly Rae Jepsen and legendary Nanny Fran Drescher took their first bows as Cinderella and Madame in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, but soon, the clock will strike midnight for both. Jepsen will don the glass slippers one last time on June 8, with Drescher playing her final performance on June 29. Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson got in his finest royal ball attire (we assume) and headed over to The Broadway Theatre and penned this sketch of the duo and their fellow Cinderella co-stars working their magic.  In addition to Jepsen and Drescher, the portrait features Stephanie Gibson and Ann Harada as stepsisters Gabrielle and Charlotte, Tony winner Victoria Clark as Marie (in her Fairy Godmother garb) and Joe Carroll as Prince Topher. Fran Drescher Star Files Carly Rae Jepsen View All (4)last_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Adopt a Pup, Rise and Shine with Taye Diggs & More

first_img View Comments Cast a Spell with Penn & TellerBegins July 7 at the Marquis TheatreFor six weeks, Broadway will get a bit more magical. No, the cabs are getting new air fresheners. Penn & Teller are back! The world-famous magicians are bringing their tricks from their super-popular Las Vegas act, along with their classics, to the Great White Way. It’s not every day you get to see, let’s say, someone run over by a tractor, so don’t let this opportunity…disappear. We’ll show ourselves out. Click for tickets! Hey, you, taking another shower to combat that New York City heat. You look like a human-sized raisin. As long as you have deodorant and a roll of paper towels, you can venture outside and enjoy all the cool happenings. Such as? Well, there’s Penn and Teller’s return to Broadway, a salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, and another summer of Broadway in Bryant Park. Here come this week’s picks! Start the Day with TayeJuly 7, check local listingsWe don’t want to be critical, but if Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan fail to ask Taye Diggs about his upcoming stint as Hedwig on their show today, they should be demoted to reading the crop report on Topeka public access. Here’s how the conversation should go. Kelly and Michael: “How are you?” Taye Diggs: “Great!” Kelly and Michael: “Aaahhh! Tell us everything about being Hedwig! Spare no detail!” You’re welcome. Witness the Music of the NightJuly 12 at BirdlandAndrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock isn’t due for months, and you’ve seen The Phantom of the Opera so many times that you’re attending the ushers’ birthday parties. Well, we have a fix for you, ALW fans. The current Phantom cast, including James Barbour, assembles at Birdland to sing numbers from Webber’s voluminous songbook. This performance, the first in a series of tribute concerts by the cast, benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Click for tickets! Enjoy the Dog Days of SummerJuly 11 at Shubert AlleyAll these Broadway charitable events get confusing. It’s time for a clarification. Broadway Bares is the stripping revue. Broadway Barks, taking place this week, is the star-studded pet adoption event hosted by Bernadette Peters and Andrew Rannells. It features Christian Borle, Sierra Boggess, and other Broadway headliners presenting dogs and cats for you to take home. So, yeah, leave the tear-away pants and thongs in the bedroom. They’ll be put to better use there anyway. Make Lunch More MusicalBegins July 9 at Bryant ParkForget about lunch at your desk, serenaded by Carol in accounting’s ear-rattling laugh and the printer’s whirring. Head over to Bryant Park to hear selections from It Shoulda Been You and more tuners. Yup, Broadway at Bryant Park returns for another summer of lunch-hour pleasure featuring Broadway (and off-Broadway’s) best talent. Upcoming performances of the free series—which takes place Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. through August 13—including Finding Neverland and Something Rotten!last_img read more

Enel to produce green hydrogen at one of its U.S. solar sites

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Enel Green Power has signed an agreement that will see energy from one of its US solar projects converted into green hydrogen to be supplied to a bio-refinery.The company has penned a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maire Tecnimont subsidiary NextChem, which will be the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the facility, which is slated to be operational in 2023.With a goal of growing its green hydrogen capacity to over 2GW by 2030, Enel said it is looking at the potential to co-locate electrolysers across its US development pipeline to help create integrated plants that can leverage on more sources of revenue. While it is unclear which solar installation is to be used for the new project, the company said it is focused on states where it has an existing operational presence, such as Texas, Utah and North Dakota.Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power, said the company is “actively scouting for opportunities” for developing green hydrogen projects both in Europe and the Americas. “We look forward to joining forces with partners such as Maire Tecnimont to make the most of the significant potential that green hydrogen represents for the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors,” he added.Having recently completed the 245MW second phase of Texas’s largest PV project, the Roadrunner solar plant, Enel Green Power’s operational green energy portfolio in North America consists of around 70 facilities with a total capacity of more than 6GW.[Jules Scully]More: Enel pens deal for US solar-powered green hydrogen project Enel to produce green hydrogen at one of its U.S. solar siteslast_img read more

How to snag a bargain before the year ends

first_imgRay White New Farm auctioneer Haesley Cush in action. Saturday June 30, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)The last week of the year is always a big time in the real estate industry. It’s not big in terms of the number of transactions, the number of opens or even the number of auctions.It’s big because everyone who hasn’t bought or sold, and wants to, gets their last minute “shopping” done. The years residual buyers and sellers can be very keen to get a contract wrapped up and under the tree before Christmas. Auctioneer Haesley Cush I recall many Christmas Eves being spent driving between buyers and sellers, getting their last initials on contracts, and then seeing their elation at the closing of the deal before heading in to the end of year break.That added incentive usually means opportunity. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIf you’re the person chasing the sale, you will likely move a little more due to your willingness to close the deal.I have watched many owners benefit from a determined buyer and, likewise, I have witnessed buyers get a “Christmas bargain” because they were able to present a clean contract to a seller who was equally keen to close out a stress-free sale. Generic Sold Home/For Sale Sign. ThinkstockMy advice to those people in the market is to be clear on your position. In every deal there are two separate lines of negotiation — one is the price and the other are the terms. If the timing is important then move on your price but if it’s not, don’t be bullied by the Christmas deadline and hold your line on price.All parties need to review the market conditions, their financial position and consider the alternatives if a sale is not made. This should be the driving force. Christmas is just a date on the calendar and it will be replaced by New Years, and New Years will be replaced by Australia Day. From there it’s Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day and then Easter. There’s always something around the corner and having a plan and a clear position will ensure you walk away from a sale with a smile on your face. Haesley Cush is a licensed real estate agent and an auctioneer for Ray White.last_img read more

College Democrats, Republicans square off at debate

first_imgPolitical debate was in full swing Wednesday night as students filled the room in Waite Phillips Hall to hear campus political groups debate President Obama’s terrorism policy.Resolved · Rob McCarthy (left), a member of College Republicans, speaks at Wednesday’s debate as Jonathan Brebner and Fritz Pielstick (right) of College Democrats consider his argument. – Candice Harbour | Daily TrojanThe fourth such policy debate between the USC College Republicans and USC College Democrats, the event was sponsored by the Trojan Debate Squad, the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics; it focused on evaluating Obama’s approach to terrorism.Republicans argued that Obama’s policy had been ineffective in combating terrorism, while the Democrats took the opposite stance.Taking the side that the president needed to take a stronger approach in combating terrorism, College Republicans member Rob McCarthy said Obama was too concerned with his political image, rather than national security.“Until President Obama decides to be practical, his inefficiency will lead to future attacks,” he said.College Democrats debater Jonathan Brebner argued that Obama’s strategy has not been inefficient and emphasized that U.S. policy does not exist in a vacuum.“America is safer when people hate us less,” he said. “This is something that can’t be said enough and has to be hammered home.”Fritz Pielstick of College Democrats agreed, saying Obama’s approach, though not ideal, was an improvement over the previous administration.“The simple fact of the matter is the fact that Obama has decreased anti-American sentiment has put us in a better situation than we were, if not a perfect situation,” he said.But Sammy Goldenberg, also a member of College Republicans, dismissed arguments that anti-American sentiment led to terrorism.“Obama’s attempts at reconciliation have not quelled the terrorist fury against us in the least,” he said, citing recent incidents like the Ft. Hood shooting and attempted Christmas Day bombing. “It is not true that treating our enemy with kid gloves will somehow make them hate us less, nor should we have to worry about angering those who already want to destroy us.”Debate between the panelists remained calm for the most part, with the exception of a few brief bouts of “I didn’t say that!” and “Yes, you did!” retorts during cross-examination.Audience reaction was more heated. In addition to mixed laughter and boos during comments, question and answer sessions featured sparring between audience members and panelists.Some listeners thought the back-and-forth detracted from the debate.“It could have been more constructive than people talking past each other,” said Catherine Sullivan, a junior majoring in philosophy (ethics, law and value theory) and political science.Neftalie Williams, a junior majoring in communication, agreed.“The audience got a little too heated without getting points across,” he said.As in previous debates, audience members voted to determine a winner. But this year, for the first time, the debate included a judge, Dr. Jeffrey Sellers, an associate professor of political science at USC.Upon the conclusion of the debate, Sellers called both sides’ arguments underwhelming.“In my role as Simon Cowell here, I will try to set the record straight,” Sellers said. “I hope everyone is equally dissatisfied.”He said both parties got hung up on weaker arguments during questioning but gave a marginal edge to the Democrats.“My overall conclusion about the merits is that the Democrats were not actually able to establish that the Obama administration is effective, but that they were able to establish that it was less ineffective than the Bush administration,” Sellers said.Nick Bradvica, a freshman majoring in creative writing, political science and social sciences (economics) who represented the GOP in the last debate, spoke more highly of the outcome.“I thought both debaters on both sides were prepared and argued solid points,” he said.Bradvica said that although he felt the Republicans did a better job, he wasn’t sure the debate swayed many people’s opinions.“I think most people don’t change their minds over one hour of debate,” he said.But Bobby Almeida, the president of the USC Democrats, said he hoped the debate helped bring students to the Democratic side, which he felt did a better job of showcasing the facts.“I’d assume some people were wishy-washy on the issues,” he said.Anna Li, a junior majoring in communication who leads the Trojan Debate Squad, spoke more highly of the event, saying it had a higher standard of arguments than previous debates.“It was really a success because both sides became passionate,” she said.A debate for next semester is already in the works.last_img read more

Jake Leahy still waiting for his chance to prove himself in 4th year at Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Dan Leahy still remembers the day his son, Jake Leahy, called him one Sunday. In the spring of 2017, his freshman year at Syracuse, Leahy told his dad he had injured his shoulder. Again.Two days later, Leahy met with a Syracuse orthopedic specialist about a year removed from a prior shoulder surgery. The doctor said that almost a year of training and rehabilitation were wasted. He even said Leahy might never play soccer again.But that wasn’t an answer Leahy and his father were willing to accept. They sought a second opinion from a different doctor two days later, then Thursday. That doctor recommended a special procedure, but Leahy would be sidelined for another year.Leahy came to Syracuse hoping for a chance to start in net, but injuries caused his first competitive game action in over two years to come in 2018 for Syracuse FC. All of the sacrifices Leahy’s family made to ensure he’d develop into a Division I collegiate goalkeeper from daily road trips to top goalkeeping coaches led to this.Now finally healthy, he’s still waiting for that chance. Head coach Ian McIntyre is giving Leahy, as well as teammate and current positional rival Christian Miesch, an opportunity to compete for the starting job as Syracuse’s (2-1-3, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) first-choice goalkeeper.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This guy has been through it all,” senior and teammate John-Austin Ricks said. “He came in injured, came back, got injured again. The adversity this guy has overcome is unbelievable. We want him to be out there every second because he’s been through so much.”When Leahy began training with the New York Red Bulls youth academy at 13 years old, his schedule wasn’t like an average middle schooler. To make 8:00 p.m. training sessions in Florham Park,New Jersey,Leahy’s mom, Diane, would drive him about 70 miles north from their home in Brick.Leahy would do homework, eat dinner and study in the car en route to training. When the session was over, Dan, who worked at Teterboro Airport at the time, stopped by after work to see Leahy train and drive him home back to Brick.Three days a week, Leahy trained with goalkeeping coach Andrew Sparkes, who now coaches the goalies with Southampton F.C. in the English Premier League. Leahy and his dad wouldn’t get home until almost 11 p.m. on school nights. He spent most of his weekends training in Newark, a drive that sometimes took 90 minutes.“It’s a whirlwind,” Dan said. “It was a very big commitment for the whole family.”Once Leahy signed with Syracuse in February of 2016 — his senior year of high school — the 6-foot-4 goalkeeper suffered the first of two major shoulder injuries.Eva Suppa | Digital Design Editor“The position he plays, there was a specialized surgery that needed to be done,” Dan said. “That first doctor did a very good job, but it required something a little more sturdy.”Only that wasn’t the last surgery he’d receive. Leahy was able to return to full training that September, but wasn’t able to play in any official game action for the season. He sat and waited behind Hendrik Hilpert, a four-year starter at SU.The spring of 2017, now a freshman, his shoulder separated again. One doctor’s opinion wasn’t enough to satisfy Leahy or his family, but the second opinion provided a chance for Leahy to finally get the specialized surgery required.At the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Leahy went under the surgeon’s knife for a Latarjet procedure, Dan said, often used for rugby players with shoulder injuries.“They moved one of the tendons over the top of the shoulder joint to hold it in place,” Dan said.He was ready to start round two of rehabilitation, which Leahy described as “dull.” Once he was cleared to begin the training, he trained three times a day, five days a week in Manley Field House.“You do really low-weight exercises, it’s mind-numbing,” Leahy said. “You go in and it’s just plugging away. Resistance bands, two pounds, dull exercises.”After his redshirt season with the first injury, Leahy still wasn’t healthy for his freshman season to backup Hilpert again. The summer of 2018 was Leahy’s first game action since high school. He walked out onto the pitch at Chuck Wilbur Field for Syracuse FC — a team in the National Premier Soccer League that multiple SU players participated in to stay fit and practice during the offseason.Leahy played with former teammates Lukas Rubio and Djimon Johnson along with his roommate, Ricks. He said McIntyre often came to games to watch and support his players.“Going through that really made me evaluate what I really wanted to do,” Leahy said. “Spending that much time out, I could have said, ‘Screw it, soccer is not for me,’ but that time out made me want it more than ever.”Two years of his collegiate life lost in rehabilitation, Leahy was finally healthy for his junior season. But he’d only play if Hilpert got hurt. Hilpert never did. So Leahy had spent three years at Syracuse without seeing a minute of regular game action.“After his surgery was a turning point,” Ricks said. “He saw it as the next chapter. His attitude changed a lot. He was in there three times a day doing everything he possibly could.”Last spring, with Hilpert graduating, the starting job should have been his. He was the only experienced returner, but Leahy said that in March he heard McIntyre might be bringing in keeper competition. Enter Miesch, who arrived in Syracuse in August and now is competing for the job.Leahy didn’t start the season opener at then-No. 13 Georgetown, but took the field for the Orange’s home-opener three days later against Binghamton.What started perilously — the Orange conceded the first goal — ended in victory. For the first time, Leahy was the No. 1 keeper. Even if the job is still up in the air going forward, and Miesch has started the last two games, Leahy said it’s “his job to lose.”And if he’s not the starter at Syracuse, Leahy said he’ll graduate in May. Whether it’s at Syracuse or elsewhere for graduate school, he’s still got multiple years of eligibility left.“It’s waiting, waiting, waiting, and when you finally get your chance, it’s the best thing in the world,” Leahy said. “I’m not really satisfied until I’m the starting goalkeeper here.” Comments Published on September 19, 2019 at 12:06 am Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

Golden Eaglets Set to Battle The Netherlands for Q’final Ticket

first_imgOlakunle Olusegun, Akinkunmi Amoo and Wisdom Ubani are yet to be among the goal scorers and look forward to the game against the Dutch to make their mark.Head Coach, Manu Garba, told the world media in Brazil yesterday that the will to win is part of Nigeria’s DNA, and the Class of 2019 is no exception.However, his Eaglets must overcome the disappointment of the unexpected loss to Australia in their final group game, and seize the encounter with the Dutch by the scruff rather than wait for any comeback performance.National Marketing Manager, Seven-Up Bottling Company, Segun Ogunleye, in a photograph with the winning team, Sand Terranga Lions of Senegal at the 2019 Copa Lagos co-sponsored by Pepsi…last weekend“We will look to have the initiative from the beginning against the Netherlands. This is the knockout stage and falling behind at any stage could be tricky,” admitted captain Tijani.Tuesday’s clash will start at 8pm Brazil time (midnight in Nigeria).The Netherlands finished third on the log in Group D Tajikistan had a massive five-goal deficit despite also having three points and could therefore not make the mark to play Group A top finisher, Brazil.Chile will face Brazil in Round of 16 while The Netherlands face Nigeria. It will be the first time ever both Nigeria and The Netherlands will be meeting in the 34-year old competition.BRAZIL 2019 ROUND OF 16 MATCHESTuesday: Angola Vs Korea Republic; Nigeria Vs NetherlandsWednesday: Japan Vs Mexico; Spain Vs Senegal; Brazil Vs Chile; France Vs AustraliaThursday: Ecuador Vs Italy; Paraguay Vs ArgentinaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Golden Eaglets’ Ibrahim Said (centre) who scored a hat trick against Ecuador at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil a week ago has another chance to increase his tally tonight as Nigeria take on The Netherlands U-17 WORLD CUPOlawale AjimotokanFive-time world champions Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will start as favourites when they confront Netherlands in tonight’s Round of 16 clash at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil.The Golden Eaglets topped their Group B after winning two matches (defeated Hungary 4-2 and Ecuador 3-2) and losing one (1-2 to Australia). Victories over Hungary and Ecuador were obtained at the Estadio Olimpico while the loss to Australia was in Brasilia.Now, the Nigerian youngsters are back at the familiar surroundings of Estadio Olimpico and will go all out for victory against the Dutch tonight.Nigeria forward Ibrahim Sa’id is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in Brazil so far, and team captain, Samson Tijani, has also weighed in with two goals – both against Hungary in a tough-as-nails opener.last_img read more

Haiti’s Justice Minister Dismissed

first_imgLucmane Délile “We consider it extremely serious that armed bandits are gaining the streets of the capital to terrorize peaceful citizens. Haiti is not a banana republic where offenders can do whatever they want. I instruct the PNH (National Police) to track down these criminals, because it is revolting and unacceptable,” Délile had said upon his return to the country. CMC PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Justice and Public Security Minister, Lucmane Délile, has been dismissed from the cabinet of Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe, a few hours after he had publicly condemned a street demonstration in which armed gangs had participated earlier this week. Media reports said that the demonstration had involved heavily armed members of the new coalition of gangs named “G9 and allies”. There has been speculation in the media that Délile’s removal is as a result of an internal conflict within the government and the presidency over the recent decision to release a number of prisoners Délile has since been replaced by Rockefeller Vincent, the former director of the Unit for the Fight against Corruption, according to a presidential decree published in the Official Journal Le Moniteur.last_img read more

Andre Ayew could leave Marseille in summer but Jordan Ayew looks set to stay

first_imgAndre Ayew has admitted he may leave Marseille at the end of the season, but his brother now looks set to stay at the club.The siblings have been linked with moves away from the Stade Velodrome, but it looks as though it will be the elder brother who will be the one to go after Marseille said they were ready to listen to offers for the midfielder.23-year-old Andre has reportedly been targeted by the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona and insisted he will be looking for a club that matches his ambitions.He said: “The club have made it clear if they receive a good offer they will listen to that, but I will not go just to please the club, I will go to a club that want to win trophies.“But now I want to finish the season well with Marseille and qualify for the Champions League.”Meanwhile, brother Jordan appears to have performed something of a U-turn in his immediate plans. The 21-year-old Ghanaian said earlier this season that he wanted to leave after finding himself out of Elie Baup’s side.But he now sees his long-term future at the Stade Velodrome.“I could even see myself finishing my career at Marseille,” he said, “I am very happy here, it is a great club and everything here is set up for success.“I have to be a success here and even if there is no Champions League football next season, I can assure you I will be here.”last_img read more

20 defenders shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013

first_imgFIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the 20 defenders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 (see list below) as part of the final 55-player shortlist to be revealed on 9 December 2013.Two days after the unveiling of the five goalkeepers who made the shortlist, the 20 defenders are now known and will be followed by the 15 midfielders and 15 forwards due to be announced and published on FIFA.com on 6 and 9 December respectively.The defender shortlist is (home country, club): David Alaba (Austria, FC Bayern München); Jordi Alba (Spain, FC Barcelona); Dani Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona); Leighton Baines (England, Everton FC); Jérôme Boateng (Germany, FC Bayern München);Ashley Cole (England, Chelsea FC); Dante (Brazil, FC Bayern München); Mats Hummels (Germany, Borussia Dortmund); Branislav Ivanović (Serbia, Chelsea FC); Philipp Lahm (Germany, FC Bayern München); David Luiz (Brazil, Chelsea FC); Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Manchester City FC); Marcelo(Brazil, Real Madrid CF); Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid CF); Gerard Piqué (Spain, FC Barcelona); Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid CF ); Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris St-Germain FC); Raphaël Varane (France, Real Madrid CF); Nemanja Vidić (Serbia, Manchester United FC); Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina, Manchester City FC).Find more information on the defenders on FIFA.com and make your own prediction on the desktop site and on your mobile device.The 50,000 professional footballers belonging to the players’ unions across the world that form FIFPro received voting forms to nominate their peers in a secret ballot for inclusion in their World XI – choosing the best goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards of 2013. The nominees for the following awards will be announced live on FIFA.com, francefootball.frand YouTube at 2pm (CET) on 9 December: FIFA Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s Women’s World Player of the Year, FIFA World Coaches of the Year for Men’s and Women’s Football, FIFA FIFPro World XI, and the FIFA Puskás award.Be online when the nominees are unveiled – you will be able to comment on all the action and lists! The best tweets and Facebook posts will be featured, background information on the FIFA Ballon d’Or will be provided live and surprise videos will be disclosed on our Live Blog. Stay tuned!The final FIFA FIFPro World XI will then be announced at the FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony at theKongresshaus in Zurich on 13 January 2014. During the televised ceremony, the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the best player of 2013 and the winner of the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2013 award will also be revealed while the FIFA World Coach of the Year awards for men’s and women’s football will be presented for the fourth time. The FIFA Puskás Award for the best goal of the year, the FIFA Presidential Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award will also be presented during the award ceremony.last_img read more