Your Top 10 Fave Performances from NBC’s Hairspray Live!

first_img“You Can’t Stop the Beat” “(You’re) Timeless to Me” “I Know Where I’ve Been” “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” “Welcome to the ’60s” “Run and Tell That” “Without Love” “The Nicest Kids in Town” “(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs” View Comments We know where we’ve been—listening to the Hairspray Live! cast recording on repeat since the broadcast! The live broadcast of the Tony-winning musical aired on NBC on December 7, and after taking in all of the big, fat dance breaks and bigger hairdos, we asked fans to rank the performances. In addition to newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, the starry cast included powerhouse performers like Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth and more, making running and telling us your picks particularly challenging. Take a look (and a listen to) your top 10 below!! “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” The cast of ‘Hairspray Live!'(Photo: Justin Lubin/NBC)last_img read more

Captains run for the big game against France

first_imgWallabies coach Michael Cheika says it’s not about trying to avoid certain quarter finalists, rather maintaining their fine form. Kick off at Twickenham is at  quarter-to-five. A win for Scotland over Samoa at St. James’s Park will see them secure second place in Pool B. Meanwhile, hosts England bow out of the tournament with a meeting with Uruguay at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium. Both sides got sight of what awaits them if they lose on Sunday. The All Blacks secured top spot in Pool C, running in seven tries in a 47-points to 9 defeat of Tonga in Newcastle. This afternoon Australia meet Wales, with the winners set to top Pool A and avoid a quarter final with the Springboks. last_img read more

West ­Allegheny thrashes West Mifflin with Wildcat offense

first_imgWest Allegheny (12-1), a 6-time WPIAL football champion, wasted little time flashing and dashing its way over, around and through the West Mifflin (11-2) defense en route to 386 yards on the ground—mostly through the Wildcat —using a 3-headed rushing attack for a 34-8 victory and the Class AAA crown.West Mifflin barely had time to settle in before West Allegheny began its offensive assault. Sophomore halfback Chayse Dillon rushed for 121 yards and scored two first-half touchdowns; Senior Nick Halbedl rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns and Armand Dellovade scored the team’s other two touchdowns.Defensively, the Indians contained 2,000 yard rusher Jimmy Wheeler.  It was the first time all season the junior star running back was held under 100 yards.Wheeler, maybe the fastest player in the WPIAL scoring 28 touchdowns, was disappointed after the game.“I had a good feeling before the game that we could move the ball on them,” Wheeler said.  “We have a very strong and powerful offensive line and I wish we could play them again.”last_img read more

Take a Survey to Help Shape Downtown Olympia

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaThe public is invited to provide input online to help shape downtown Olympia’s future. The survey is part of a public process to form a Downtown Strategy that will outline what steps we take over the next 6 years to move our community’s vision and goals for downtown forward.The survey is online at olympiawa.gov/DTS now through March 27. Input will be used to help shape a guiding framework for the strategy and inform our view shed study. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.This marks the end of Stage 2 in a 5-stage process to form Olympia’s Downtown Strategy. We received over 2,700 responses to our previous online survey. There we heard too many ‘districts’ had been proposed, and that parking, homelessness and other issues related to street dependency are key concerns related to downtown that must be addressed. We also received great feedback about the desired character of unique areas throughout downtown that will help inform upcoming design standard updates. Read the full summary at olympiawa.gov/DTS.Citizens from around the Thurston County region are encouraged to participate in the survey, including those who participated in a related workshop last February.last_img read more

Essential Workers Share What Keeps Them Coming To Work

first_imgNew to the role, Johnsonhas been asked to take onmore than most employeesduring their first year onthe job. When asked if shestill wanted to continue topursue nursing, she did nothesitate in her response.“Even though these timesare so hard, I’ve never seenthis kind of teamwork. It’s adifferent set of stakes. You’retalking about people’s lives.Everybody is just trying todo the best they can for theirpatients,” she said. In addition to filling medication requests, Stryker explained that his staff also plays a vital role in providing information. He reports pharmacy staff spend a large portion of each day fielding questions from the community. In Atlantic Highlands, Richard P. Stryker and Scott Eagleton have kept Bayshore Pharmacy open seven days a week, delivering medication right to their customers’ homes. Stryker’s father, Richard C. Stryker, opened the pharmacy in 1964, and the family has served the community for over 50 years. Their newest store, Middletown Family Pharmacy in Belford, remains open as well for curbside pickup. “The best thing I’ve seen throughout this event is, without a doubt, people helping people. At the end of the day, it’ll be the regular people who help everyone make it through this.” “The neighborhood reallyrelies on us. Someone has tobe here. I’d rather it be methan someone else and mypartner is the same way,” heexplained. “At least, with the stormswe lost power, but we knewthey were working to get thatback. Everyone was going tobe OK.” He added that in thissituation, though the lightsare on, everyone is still atrisk. “That’s the terrifyingpart of it. It’s the part thatmakes us nervous.” Pulling off the parkway on a Friday night, the gas station is one of the few businesses with the lights on, though there are no other cars at the pump. Inside, three workers stood a moderate distance apart, with no masks. Thanking them for being able to provide me gas between shifts, I asked if they were scared. They said yes. They told me they know they need to stay open, but they are worried, considered essential when most people are under a strict stay-at-home order from Gov. Phil Murphy because of the COVID-19 outbreak. “The reason we’re staying open is first and foremost we’re part of the community,” he said. “As long as we’re helping the community, we’ll stay open.” Bain proudly explained that he views his store as “neighbors serving neighbors.” “We’re all in the same community, and we have to take care of each other, and that’s what do,” he said. Jamie Jablonowski, BSN, RN, CIC is a registered nurse and public health professional living in Sea Bright She added, “What scares me the most is seeing doctors and nurses terrified to go to work. They see illness and death on a regular basis and aren’t easily frightened.” While health care workers tend to the sick, other essential businesses help keep the community navigating through a new way of life. Frank Bain, owner of Bain’s Hardware Store in Sea Bright has been in business for 25 years. “Nobody alive has ever seen anything like this,” he said. When asked about the distance she needed to travel and the risk involved, she said, “I’m doing this because it needs to be done. Some people can help by just staying home. I can help by going where I’m needed. Simple as that.” Tiffany Johnson of Monmouth Beach is a student at Brookdale Community College, completing prerequisites for nursing school. Four months ago, she decided to take a role as a unit secretary on a fast-paced medical-surgical floor in a hospital. She echoed similar reports of limited personal protective equipment (PPE) and resources as the hospital census of coronavirus patients grows. Bain’s Hardware Store provides everything from plumbing and painting supplies to much sought after puzzles. His store also serves as the village post office. While many are staying in, essential workers head out each day, facing not only the coronavirus but the responsibility of providing services to a community that is now dependent on their presence more than ever. As the daily reports of illness and fatalities continue to grow, what keeps essential workers showing up? Several men and women who have been working since the beginning of the pandemic share their answers: Lauren Fonseca, a registered nurse from Oceanport, is currently working at a testing site in New York. Each week, she takes multiple trains to Long Island. This week she worked several back-to-back shifts, but didn’t forget to pick up toilet paper for her family before making the trek back home. Stryker views his role as making sure his patients are as comfortable as possible. He explained his team works hard to make sure their customers have refills of their medications available. “It relieves stress when they know they are going to get what they need,” he said. Tiffany Johnson donned PPE she is required to wear fo the entirety of her 16-hour shift. Richard P. Stryker said the pandemic draws some parallels to the large storms the community has experienced in the past such as SuperStorm Sandy, but that this situation feels more precarious. While all those interviewed shared similar sentiments of teamwork and community, Fonseca summarized it best. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. By Jamie Jablonowski “I can’t stay on the sidelines,” said Johnson. “Although it’s scary, there’s nothing like being able to help people that are in need of it. It feels good to be doing something positive in a time where there’s so much uncertainty.” last_img read more

Gilas confident of chances vs Japan, Taiwan

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Reyes keeps door open for injured Romeo “I think we have a very good chance against Japan, I think we have a very good chance against Taiwan,” Reyes said during Gilas’ sendoff at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pasig.But that’s not taking Gilas’ rivals lightly. In fact, Reyes cited several concerns that Gilas will have to deal with.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The main difficulty in Japan is going to be the weather, it’s going to be cold and they have the advantage of familiarity and crowd support. So those are the things that we’re going to contend with,” Reyes said.“Secondly, if we decide to put Andray in the lineup, we would essentially have five practices with us before the match. Those are the negatives of the situation.”center_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Gilas Pilipinas pool. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Smart SportsNational team coach Chot Reyes is confident about Gilas Pilipinas’ chances heading into its Fiba World Cup qualifying matches against Japan and Chinese Taipei later this month.The Philippines, which is aiming to book a return trip to the World Cup after its historic stint three years ago in Spain, faces Japan on Nov. 24 in Tokyo before hosting Taipei three days later at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Naturalized big man Andray Blatche has yet to join Gilas, though, the former NBA veteran is expected to arrive in Manila late Saturday night.“The difference is that Chinese Taipei has been together for a much, much, much longer time than this team has. They have played with Quincy David since 2012 so that’s five years already and counting so they are very familiar,” Reyes said.“Same thing with Japan, Ira Brown is a resident import in the Japanese league.”Gilas leaves for Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Bond grows stronger for tight-knit PH poomsae team

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ “We are very close because we bonded a lot during training and work out,” said Raphael, who is taking up computer science at La Salle.Reyes shed happy tears as he just came off a bronze medal finish in the individual event after a clean routine. Malaysia won the men’s individual event and Indonesia was seconds.“All our hard work paid off,” said Dustin.They will see action in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine men’s poomsae team after winning its second straight SEA Games gold medal. Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — They work out together. They train together. They win together.Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. bonded very well as they moved seamless toward the Southeast Asian Games  taekwondo poomsae gold medal Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ READ: PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds“These two guys are brothers, I’m like the adopted son,” said Reyes, referring to the Mella brothers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThey won their second straight SEA Games gold in the same event, although the winning tradition dated back from 2013 for the Mella, who played with a different teammate back then.Together they won bronze in 2014 World Championships in Mexico. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

Joe Marler reprimanded but not suspended over James Haskell fight

first_imgThe warning will remain on Marler’s record for five years and will be taken into consideration in any future disciplinary hearings but he will not be banned after the citing commissioner did not deem the offence worthy of a red card. Haskell does not face further action after he was shown a yellow card.The incident occurred in the 20th minute of Sunday’s Premiership match with Marler pulling at Haskell’s scrum cap before the Wasps flanker threw him to the ground, where the pair continued to wrestle before they were separated. As Haskell attempted to walk off Marler squirted him in the face with water from a bottle he was holding, much to the former Wasps captain’s anger. Haskell reacted furiously by grabbing Marler around the neck and throat and the referee, Andrew Jackson, after reviewing the footage, sent Haskell to the sin-bin.Marler stayed on the pitch until going off with a rib injury in the second half and the Wasps director of rugby, Dai Young, was incensed by the Harlequins tighthead’s antics. “If someone rips your hat off and squirts water in your face, what do you expect?” Young said. “I thought it was very harsh on Hask. There comes a time when you’ve got to look at the guys who spark these things off. Of course someone is going to take exception to someone ripping their hat off and squirting water in their face.”It is understood Marler does not have any other warnings of this type on his record but he has had disciplinary issues. He was banned for two weeks and fined £20,000 for calling Wales’s Samson Lee “Gypsy boy” during a 2016 Six Nations match and less than a month later he received a two-week ban for kicking the Grenoble hooker Arnaud Héguy in the head. Share via Email Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Joe Marler has been reprimanded for his spat with James Haskell during Harlequins’ victory against Wasps but the England prop is not facing a suspension.Marler has been given a citing commissioner’s warning for his role in the incident – pulling at Haskell’s scrum cap and squirting his England and Lions team‑mate with water – in an acknowledgement that the 27-year-old was deserving of a yellow card at the time. Marler’s actions were considered to be contrary to good sportsmanship. Share on Pinterest Wasps Harlequins Support The Guardian Topics Premiership, Pro14, international and Premier 15s rugby union talking points Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter news Read more Share on Messenger Rugby union … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Premiershiplast_img read more

How to Convert One-Time or Annual Donors into Monthly Givers

first_imgRevisit the language you’re using in your appeals. Frame your ask in such a way that it’s a win-win situation-monthly donations for you, convenience and budgeting for your donors. (Read more about the four parts of a great fundraising appeal.) Make sure your donation form offers a recurring giving option. Whenever you’re asking for money, ask for the monthly pledge, not just a one-time gift. (Need a donation form that allows and encourages donors to set up monthly giving? Find out more about DonateNow.) Package the appeal in an exciting way. For example, some organizations have an ambassador program or a sponsor-a-child every month program. Put a face on that sustainable gift. This way you’re creating some tangible tie to the idea of giving every month. Remember: To increase charitable donations, you should appeal to the heart–not the head. Thinking about monthly giving is one of the smartest things you can do as a fundraiser. At Network for Good, we find that 30-40% of the online donation volume coming from a nonprofit’s website is monthly giving. It would be wonderful for nonprofits to thank people every month instead of asking them for donations every few weeks.How do you do that? How do you turn your annual givers into monthly supporters? Don’t be afraid to ask for a monthly gift of support after someone completes a one-time transaction. It can be ingrained as a nice thank-you message: “Thank you so much for making a one-time gift. This is how you can put your support to work for us each and every month. Would you consider becoming a monthly supporter?” This can be done when asking for another gift later in the year, but consider this: First-time online donors are more likely to turn into monthly donors within three days their original online gift. Think of using this strategy during the holidays when you’re experiencing high traffic of one-time donations!Source: Adapted from the Nonprofit 911 Presentation “The Experts Are In! Your Online Fundraising and Nonprofit Marketing Questions Answered.”last_img read more

Should you make your CEO blog?

first_imgNo. Unless they really, really want to.•It takes a huge amount of energy and time to blog. You have to be really enthusiastic about the medium, or it’s really not going to work.•Your CEO may not be your best spokesperson. Perhaps you have a volunteer, another staffer or a constituent that can speak better to what you’re attempting to accomplish through this mode of communications.•You’re welcome to blog yourself, but others may be doing it already! If you don’t want to start a blog yourself, what bloggers in your community are talking about your issue that you could reach out to and engage so they’re spreading the word on your behalf?It really comes down to the commitment and the purpose behind the blog. You need someone who will continually contribute and enjoy the process as it’s happening. And, it’s a great opportunity to think about whom you have helped, or what other champions or advocates you have who could blog to advance your mission.last_img read more