first_img Star Files View Comments Laura Osnescenter_img After a long, hard week of work (and by “work,” we mean watching YouTube videos), there’s nothing better than pouring a martini, opening a giant bag of these and catching up on this week’s Broadway news! Some really weird stuff happened this week: Aaron Tveit sang “The Thong Song,” Sutton Foster scolded us about our cell phone use and Norm Lewis proved that he might be better suited to play Christine than the Phantom. Check out the Lessons of the Week below!Aaron Tveit Wants to See That ThongYou heard us. Aaron Tveit’s go-to shower song is the 2000 Sisqo classic “The Thong Song.” He even performed a snippet for us (complete with some scrubbing under the arms) on Show People. You’re welcome, Tumblr. You’re welcome.Sutton Foster Knows You’re TextingBefore you return that one super-important text from your Grandma during Sutton Foster’s big 11 o’clock number, just remember this: SHE CAN SEE YOU! The Tony winner tweeted this very statement, leading us to believe someone actually had the nerve to do this. For shame!Norm Lewis Sings Higher Than SierraWhat did we learn from this week’s episode of Daae Days? Well, for one, Sierra Boggess looks great in the Phantom’s Red Death costume. But we also learned that her co-star Norm Lewis has a really gorgeous, womanly falsetto. Anyone up for Freaky Friday: Phantom of the Opera Edition?The Royal Family Is Moving to IowaSantino Fontana and Laura Osnes are the closest we mere subjects have to Broadway royalty (well, except Queen Lesli)—so we’re overjoyed to see them teaming up in a concert version of The Music Man. Oh, and BTW? We so called this. Never underestimate the power of dreamcasting.Adam Jacobs Always Carries Hair StuffIn the cast of Aladdin, you’d think Courtney Reed, who plays Princess Jasmine, would be the star most concerned about her coif. Nope, it’s Adam Jacobs, who carries a bottle of hair product with him wherever he goes! You never know when you might need a little touch-up, right, Tracy Turnblad—oops, we mean Adam?Burgers Are Part of the Cinderella DietBefore nabbing the title role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Cinderella star Paige Faure had childhood dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. Then, a greater love made her reconsider: “I realized I really like eating burgers and stuff.” It’s nice to know princesses enjoy Shake Shack just as much as the rest of us.Steve Martin Can’t MultitaskMr. Martin, we’re psyched that you’re hard at work on your new musical Bright Star with Edie Brickell. But do you really have to take a “Twitter hiatus” to keep yourself from getting distracted? Lin-Manuel Miranda managed to write two musicals (one full-length, one mini) this year while tweeting every 3.5 seconds—it’s not that hard.Rum Tum Tugger Is a Raptastic CatCats is prowling back to the West End, and all of our favorite felines are back, including Grizabella, Rumpleteaser and of course, Rum Tum Tugger. Oh, except Andrew Lloyd Webber says the curious cat is going to be a rapper this time. If he doesn’t wear a silver mouse medallion and lap milk from a pimp cup, we’re going to be very disappointed.LaChanze Is the Keeper of the SnacksIf you find yourself backstage at If/Then, make sure to stop by Tony winner LaChanze’s dressing room. One, because she’s awesome. Two, because she has all the good snacks. (Oh, and if you want to grab some extra Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos, we’d be happy to take them off your hands.)Idina Menzel Knows How to Play BallAmerica is the land of the free and the home of If/Then star Idina Menzel, so naturally, she’s singing the National Anthem at the MLB All-Stars game. Here’s what we’re picturing: Menzel stands in the outfield, and when she sings “rockets red glare,” a hydraulic lift shoots her into the sky in a puff of green smoke. If this happened at every baseball game, we’d actually watch baseball.last_img read more

first_imgMore Vermonters can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded access to high-speed Internet service in southern Vermont.  The service was recently expanded to reach 2,000 more customers in the towns of Dummerston, Hartford, Stratton Mountain, West Dover (Timber Creek) and West Windsor.In 2008, FairPoint increased access to high-speed Internet service from 65 to 76 percent of its Vermont lines exceeding its commitment to the state for 75 percent broadband availability. “We understand the importance of access to broadband to the residents and businesses in the state and this demonstrates our commitment to expanding broadband availability in Vermont,” said Jeff Allen, executive vice president of northern New England operations for FairPoint.  “With our extensive high-speed Internet expansion efforts in the past year, now is a good time for customers to check to see if high-speed Internet service is available in their neighborhood.”Qualified customers who sign up for an annual plan can choose FairPoint High-Speed Internet for $33.99 for download speeds up to 3 Mbps.  All plans include a dedicated connection with always-on access, a 30-day money back guarantee, free router, free FairPoint Security Suite, 9 email accounts, and 10MB (Megabytes) of personal web space. FairPoint High-Speed Internet features live support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other speeds are available at other promotional rates.For additional information about FairPoint High-Speed Internet prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1-866-984-2001 or visit is external).About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. FairPoint is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP.BC. Learn more at is external). ### Source: SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (October 9, 2009) –last_img read more

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Compass Points MediaA man who had been on the FBI’s most wanted list for several years was detained at Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia last Saturday. James T. Hammes, 53, who was known to thru-hikers by his trail name Bismarck, has been wanted by the FBI since 2006 for allegedly embezzling more than $8 million. For the last six years Hammes has been avoiding federal authorities by spending his days hiking on America’s most famous footpath. Authorities were tipped off about Hammes’ whereabouts when a Mississippi resident who had previously hiked on the AT with Hammes recognized him on an episode of American Greed. Read more.Originally from Germany, Niki Rellon has always led an active lifestyle, teaching ski lessons in Colorado and thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2006. But when she lost her leg in a tragic repelling accident in Utah, Rellon’s way of life came to screeching halt.  “I broke my pelvis, my spine, shredded my entire left foot. It was so damaged we had to amputate,” she told WCYB of Virginia. As a way to cope with the perils of life with one leg and stave off what some would consider inevitable depression, Rellon, a former professional boxer, is attempting a thru-hike of the AT. If she completes the hike, she will will be the first female amputee to ever do so. Learn more.last_img read more

first_imgAs we celebrate national volunteer week, I want to thank every one of our volunteers and encourage anyone touched by cancer to consider becoming a volunteer.Volunteer drivers are especially needed.The driving schedule is flexible, with drivers choosing the number of rides they want to provide.To learn more, visit or call 1-800-227-2345.FJ Colacino, Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? As board president of the Capital Region Board of Advisors for the American Cancer Society, I can find no words that can possibly express the board’s gratitude for all our volunteers do.They selflessly give their time and talents to make sure we are leading the fight for a world without cancer.From leading Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer teams, assisting with everyday office needs, advocating for healthier communities and driving cancer patients to and from treatment, volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Cancer Society. Our volunteer drivers are literally giving someone the ride of their life, helping patients in need overcome what is often their biggest obstacle — getting to treatment. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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first_imgImpact Subsea has appointed Scholz Ingenieur Büro as a distributor of Impact Subsea products in Germany.Scholz will provide local support for Impact Subsea’s range of underwater altimeters, depth sensors, attitude and heading reference systems.Based in Fokbek, Germany, Scholz Ingenieur Büro operates largely in the fields of underwater and environmental meteorology. The company provides complete solution packages for marine research, offshore and environmental engineering.Ben Grant, managing director, Impact Subsea, said: “We are delighted to announce this distribution agreement with Scholz Ingenieur Büro. The customer focused approach of Scholz will enable exceptional support to be provided to users of Impact Subsea products within Germany.”last_img read more

first_imgSeatronics, an Acteon company, will now act as a reseller of Kongsberg Mesotech and underwater positioning products for the African region.Seatronics said it has identified significant opportunities for its VALOR observation-class ROV which will be offered to the region as an integrated package utilising the latest Kongsberg technologies.The Kongsberg MicroPAP, cNode Micro transponder and the Flexview Sonar system together with VALOR should offer unprecedented visualisation and tracking capability to Seatronics local clients.Kongsberg’s product portfolio also boasts the M3 sonar system. Unique to the M3 Sonar is the patented eIQ (enhanced image quality) mode of operation that generates multibeam images with incredible clarity with the ability to produce real-time 3D point clouds enabling fast target or object detection, Seatronics explains.Brett Laurenson, head of business development – Europe & Africa, Seatronics said “It’s fantastic that Kongsberg have shown faith in Seatronics and the capabilities of the VALOR ROV, we look forward to working closely with one another to the benefit of our valued customers in Africa.”Spencer Collins, vice president sales Subsea, Kongsberg Maritime, said: “We are pleased that Seatronics have chosen to integrate Kongsberg products on the VALOR ROV to provide world class positioning and imaging, delivering a truly high-performance solution to meet the demands of the African observation class ROV market.”last_img read more

first_imgManchester City playmaker David Silva is considering an offer to join a club in MLS this summer, report ESPN. Silva’s dream is to retire at his hometown club Las Palmas – who are currently languishing in Spain’s second division. Manchester City midfielder David Silva  Read Also: Man United expect new Barcelona contract for Ansu Fati The playmaker has retired from international duty but won a notable 125 caps for La Roja, scoring 25 goals and winning three major tournaments – winning two European Championship crowns alongside the 2010 World Cup. A product of Valencia’s youth system, Silva played for Los Che across six seasons and also enjoyed loan spells at Eibar and Celta Vigo. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand Loading… Inter Miami and New York City are two clubs who have been linked to the Spaniard, who wants to retire at Las Palmas and had previously been open to a move to the J-League in Japan. The 34-year-old has amassed 423 appearances for City, scoring 73 goals, providing 134 assists and winning four Premier League titles after joining from Valencia in 2010, but is out of contract this summer. Silva has scored three goals and provided eight assists for Pep Guardiola’s side across 28 appearances this term and Calciomercato recently reported Milan view him as an experienced leader to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer. According to a recent report in the Daily Star, Silva has also been offered a two-year contract by Real Betis and is weighing up that alongside proposals from USA – where he has been linked to Inter Miami, owner by David Beckham – and Japan.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe league put out Swofford’s statement Friday afternoon, saying the league has prepared “numerous scenarios” for fall competition over the last few months. The decision would come from the league’s board of directors.Earlier this week, the ACC delayed the start of fall competition until at least Sept. 1. That move impacts non-revenue programs like soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country, but not football for now. The first football game involving a league team is North Carolina State’s trip to Louisville on Sept. 2.___Virginia says two football players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-isolate for at least 10 days, along with other members of the program found to have come into close contact with them.The school says 110 players were tested when the player returned to campus beginning July 5 for voluntary workouts. The players were all tested before the workout began, the school says. It adds that none of the players that tested positive have required hospitalization. July 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to make its decision on fall sports in “late July.” Associated Press The tests were administered by UVA athletics sports medicine.The players with positive test results will self-isolate for 10 days, or until they have been fever-free for at least three days, whichever is longer. They also will undergo cardiac screening before they are permitted to join daily sports functions.The school did not indicate how many others were determined through contact tracing to have come into close contact with the players infected. It also did not indicate whether any coaches or other football staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.All those found to have come into contact with the infected players will be asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days and are unable to participate in daily sports functions in that time.___center_img The Latest: ACC commish expects fall decision in late July San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.Posey announced his decision on Friday. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season. Posey had missed three practices while dealing with a personal issue.Posey joins other big-name players like Dodgers pitcher David Price, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado’s Ian Desmond and Arizonna pitcher Mike Leake in deciding not to take part in the 60-game season this year.— Josh Dubow reporting.___ The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play two exhibition games at Fenway Park before baseball’s delayed regular-season opener.Toronto will visit Boston on July 21 and 22 before heading down to Tampa Bay for its opener. The Red Sox are scheduled to open at home against the Baltimore Orioles on July 24.___More AP sports: and read more

first_imgThe Trojans lost a nail-biter under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium 14-10 on Saturday night, as a USC team decimated by injuries at just about every offensive skill position failed to score in the second half.The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Trojans in South Bend, where they hadn’t lost since 2001. USC hadn’t lost any nonconference road game since 2002, and hadn’t lost twice in a row to Notre Dame since 2000-2001.USC had ample opportunities to overcome the deficit in the final period as the defense also held Notre Dame scoreless in the second half, but a litany of injuries, self-destructive play from the offensive line and a couple missed field goals doomed the Trojans.“Well, we have a hurt team in there,” interim head coach Ed Orgeron said. “Unfortunately we didn’t win the game, but I really liked the way our guys played and competed to the end.”Freshman safety Su’a Cravens gave USC the ball at the Irish 34-yard line by recovering a fumble – Notre Dame’s only turnover of the night – with 6:27 left. A perfectly targeted 16-yard pass to freshman wideout Darreus Rogers from redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler picked up a first down at the Irish 21-yard line, and the Trojans looked primed to come away with at least a field goal.But on a play where Kessler scrambled to inside the 5-yard line, a holding penalty on junior right guard Aundrey Walker brought the ball back to the 33-yard line.“It wasn’t a hold,” Walker said. “But the ref called it and we gotta live with it and move on … It happened so fast, I was holding my hands up because I thought it was gonna be a touchdown. And I turned around and there was a flag on the field.”A false start by redshirt freshman left tackle Chad Wheeler dug the Trojans into a 4th and 20 situation on Notre Dame’s 26-yard line, meaning a field goal attempt would have been 43 yards. With time running down and junior kicker Andre Heidari already having missed two field goals from 40 and 46 yards out, the Trojans tried to go for the touchdown and the win. But Kessler was sacked to turn the ball over on downs.“Going into the end, we just felt that we weren’t kicking field goals very well so [we thought] ‘Let’s go and win the game,’” Orgeron said.USC had another chance to score after a defensive stop, but injuries to Rogers, junior wideout Marqise Lee, freshman tailback Justin Davis and redshirt junior tight end Randall Telfer forced the Trojans to stretch deep into their depth chart on the final drive – and the backups’ inexperience showed. Tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick and walk-on wide receiver Robby Kolanz lined up for USC, and a false start by Cope-Fitzpatrick and two incompletions thrown to the third-string tight end killed the Trojans’ last-gasp attempt to score.“Obviously the penalties hurt us tonight in crucial situations, and we didn’t punch it in in the red zone when we need to,” Orgeron said. “It seemed that every time we had a first down or something like that, we had a holding call or jumped offsides, shot ourselves in the foot, and then it was 2nd and 20.”Overall, the Trojans’ offensive stats looked passable; Kessler completed 20 of 34 passes for 201 yards and senior running back Silas Redd rushed 19 times for 112 yards and a touchdown.But after USC’s first drive of the game resulted in a touchdown, the Trojans never found the end zone again, and ended the game with a streak of 11 consecutive failed third-down attempts.“We felt like we had that game won until there were 4 zeros on the clock, ‘til it was completely over,” redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey said. “[Notre Dame] just made a couple more plays at the end that affected the outcome.”The Trojans had been expected to mostly split carries between the healthy quartet of backs who had registered carries against Arizona last week after redshirt sophomore Tre Madden suffered a hamstring injury. Madden wasn’t active for USC on Saturday, but Redd was tabbed for his first start of the season and seemed determined to assert himself as the starter.The senior carried six times for 40 yards on USC’s opening drive and punched the ball in for a one-yard touchdown to give the Trojans a 7-0 lead.The Irish attacked through the air on the next drive, as quarterback Tommy Rees completed six of seven attempts for 49 yards to lead Notre Dame to paydirt. The drive concluded with a seven-yard pass to Troy Niklas that tied up the game and put Rees over the 6,000 passing yards-mark for his career, becoming only the fifth Notre Dame quarterback to surpass that mark. Rees finished 14 of 21 for 166 yards and two touchdowns.Notre Dame’s offense took a huge hit – literally and figuratively – when junior linebacker Lamar Dawson burst untouched on a blitz early in the third quarter and unloaded on Rees, knocking him out of the game with a neck strain.The Irish’s offense was noticeably more conservative from that point forward, as backup quarterback Andrew Hendrix short-armed several throws while failing to complete any of his four attempts. In fact, the Irish didn’t complete any passes in the second half, a stunning feat for a team to pull off while also claiming victory.“I wasn’t willing to throw the football, and when we did, I didn’t like the way it looked,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “Obviously we missed [Rees] in the second half … We tried to have [Hendrix] pull [the ball] and get to the sidelines, but it was tough sledding out there.”A 48-yard punt return from sophomore wideout Nelson Agholor, the longest by a Trojan since 2010, gave USC the ball at the Notre Dame 20-yard line with just under 10 minutes left in the second quarter. The Trojans failed to reach the end zone, but Heidari was true on his second field-goal attempt from 22 yards out to give the Trojans a 10-7 lead.After the teams traded scoreless possessions, the Irish finally gained some traction in the run game on their last drive of the half, and it resulted in their first lead in the rivalry at their home field since 2005.Notre Dame tailback Cam McDaniel broke off a 24-yard run to the Irish 41-yard line before a blatant pass interference penalty by redshirt sophomore cornerback Anthony Brown moved the ball past midfield to the USC 47.McDaniel followed with the longest rush of his career, a 36-yard scamper down to the USC 11-yard line, and receiver TJ Jones hauled in an impressive touchdown catch over sophomore cornerback Kevon Seymour to give the Irish a 14-10 lead that held until the final whistle. Follow Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more