first_img Lea Michele View Comments Star Files Darren Criss Don’t you approve? As previously reported, the April 8 episode of Glee features gleeful (and one not so gleeful) performances of some Stephen Sondheim classics. Check out this first look of Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet and Kevin McHale’s a cappella rendition of “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods, which takes place during a candlelight vigil after Kurt (Colfer) is attacked because of his sexual orientation. Michele and company sound wonderful, but we’re also eagerly anticipating hearing Anna Kendrick sing the Sondheim tune on the big screen later this year!last_img

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The word “merger” can incite a variety of feelings, emotions, and opinions from credit union leaders. Ideally, credit union board and executive team members have steadily been working to build an organization which is financially healthy and contributes positive benefits to its members, community, and employees.All too often, however, successful credit unions disregard potential mergers, which can result in significant loss of opportunities down the road. In fact, according to the NCUA’s recently released video Credit Union Mergers: Trends and Warning Signs, 47% of merging credit unions had a loss of membership for three years prior to merger, and 54% of merging credit unions operated at a loss for three years before merging.Herein lies the question: When should you, as a credit union leader, consider a merger that will optimize the value of your financial institution? continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgBelieved to be a victim of sex trafficking, Cyntoia Brown is a free woman for the first time in 15 years.The convicted murderer was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women earlier today. Brown was 16 years old at the time of the murder and was sentenced to life in prison. She admits killing a man who had solicited her for sex in 2004 claiming she had been forced into prostitution. Prosecutors told the jury she was not a victim, but a cold-hearted killer.Former Governor Bill Haslam granted her clemency in January. Advocates for sex trafficking victims say Brown’s release 36 years early is a victory for their cause. During her time in prison, she earned her associates degree and wants to help other women and girls who are victims of sex trafficking.Her cause was also championed by some big-name celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West, Rihanna, Alyssa Milano and LeBron James.last_img read more

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) never considered replacing former Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah with a foreign coach, according to an official of the body.Former Ghana international Charles Kwablan Akonnor, was named the new coach of the national team on Thursday.According to Frederick Acheampong, a member of the GFA’s Executive Committee, a local coach was always the target for the GFA despite speculation that a foreign coach might be sought to replace Appiah.He told host of The Point of View on Citi TV, Bernard Avle, that the FA fully believes in the ability of local managers to take charge of the Black Stars.“We tried to go in for quality and someone who buys into the mentality of where we want to go with the Black Stars. It was a unanimous decision to go in for a local coach, there was no mention of a foreign coach even though we saw some speculations on social media. From the onset, our minds have been a local coach because we believe they can do it.”Former Black Stars captain, Akonnor was confirmed as the new head coach of the men’s senior national team on by the FA, with David Duncan named as his assistant.He takes over the role vacated by Kwesi Appiah, whose contract expired in December 2019.Appiah’s last tournament with the Black Stars saw them knocked out of the AFCON 2019 tournament by Tunisia on penalties.And according to Acheampong, Appiah had enough chances with the national team with limited success resulting in the need for a change.“He has had chances. He has been to three major tournaments and I think that he has been one of the coaches that has had the chance to do whatever possible with the Black Stars and so we thought it was time to give the opportunity to another Ghanaian to see what he can do.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook919Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Farmers MarketOn Thursday, April 4, the Olympia Farmers Market will celebrate the opening of its 44th season with bell ringing, entertainment and vendor specials.Beginning on Thursday, April 4, the market will operate “High Season” and will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Though the Olympia Farmers Market has been open on Saturdays through the winter months, April marks the beginning of the growing season with even more vendors offering, local vegetables, Washington grown fruit, prepared food, artisan crafts, with 8 restaurants, set to live music in a family-friendly atmosphere.WHAT — The Olympia Farmers 44th Season Opening DayWHEN —Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m. Bell ringing by Sam Gibboney, Executive Director at the Port of Olympia.WHERE — 700 Capitol Way NFOR MORE INFO —Main Office [email protected] or call (360) 352-9096.ABOUT THE OLYMPIA FARMERS MARKET: In operation since 1975, the Olympia Farmers Market is home to over 80 vendors from around South Puget Sound. In the 152 days of our market season, we see approximately 400,000 visitors.We have a dedicated staff, comprised of two managers and a committed Board of Directors. Our mission is to promote and encourage the development of local, small-scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community. We are proud to be an active component of the Olympia community for 40 plus years. Centrally located on the waterfront of downtown Olympia, in close proximity to the Hands on Children’s Museum and WET Science Center,  area residents & visitors can enjoy local produce, fresh fruit, artisan crafts, baked goods, meat & dairy, with eight restaurants, all set to daily live music.last_img read more

first_imgOpening Day at Santa Anita Park has remained a Los Angeles tradition for more than 80 years. This year’s event will also include the return of Santa Anita’s Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room., featuring a catered menu by Executive Steve Fretz of The Church Key. Tickets to the Guest Chef Series event with Chef Steven Fretz are $85 including admission to The Chandelier Room, a catered menu, live music, one glass of champagne, daily racing program, wagering tip sheet and live Thoroughbred racing. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (626) 574-7223.Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, California ( Anita is an iconic destination set at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. For more than 80 years, the historic Southern California fixture has set the stage for the most dramatic moments in thoroughbred racing, where legendary racehorses like Seabiscuit and American Pharoah crossed the finish line into infamy. Hot off a recent $40 million renovation, the park will host the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and features new private luxury suites, spaces and a revitalized Art Deco design. In November 2016, Santa Anita will open its doors to host the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the fourth time in five years. With style, sophistication and historic intrigue, Santa Anita offers a premier entertainment venue for spectacular events and modern celebrations imbued with the glamour and elegance of the past. Attendees at the Opening Day Guest Chef Series event will also enjoy live music by The Ryan Cross Trio and James Torme, who will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of “The Christmas Song,” written by his father, Mel Torme. Chef Fretz’s special menu will include a range of creative small bites, including out-of-the-box offerings like English Pea “Falafel” Sliders, Frog Hollow Pear Salad, and Cauliflower “Tikka Masala.” Crowd pleasing savory items will also be on the menu, including Hawaiian Ham, Angus Beef and “Hoagie” Sliders, Mary’s Chicken Cassoulet with Butter Beans, Smoked Bacon and Garlic Bread Crumbs; BBQ Style Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Crispy Garlic and Scallions; and Roast Top Round Beef with Roasted Garlic Beef Jus and Horseradish Cream. ARCADIA, Calif. (December 14, 2015) – One of Los Angeles’ most timeless holiday traditions returns on Saturday, December 26 with Opening Day at Santa Anita Park and the return of the Guest Chef Series. The festive Opening Day event will kick off Santa Anita’s Winter Meet with a special menu by Executive Chef Steven Fretz of acclaimed LA restaurant The Church Key, hailed for its creative new American cuisine and craft cocktails. Highlights Include Mint Julep Otter Pops, Brown Butter Donuts and Liquid Nitrogen Cocktails The Church Key’s mixologist, Devon Espinosa, will shake up liquid nitrogen cocktails, Mint Julep Otter Pops and other creative craft cocktails. The decadent dessert menu includes Brown Butter Glazed Donuts with Cinnamon Caramel, Chocolate Mousse Bombes, Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Shortbread Crust, Sticky Toffee Pudding with Grand Marnier Toffee Sauce, Orange Scented Shortbread Cookies, Gingersnap Spiced Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnut Toffee Sauce. Press ContactCarol Ann Kelley-ElwellVictoria King Public Relations12381 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 203Los Angeles, CA 90025(310) 207-5175 / [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgBrentford could find out in the next 48 hours whether they will be able to bring Everton youngster Jake Bidwell back to Griffin Park.Bidwell impressed while on loan with the Bees last season and manager Uwe Rosler has waited patiently for Everton to decide whether the left-back will be allowed to return.Summer signing Tony Craig can play at left-back as well as in the centre of defence, but Rosler is keen to have Bidwell in his squad.The 19-year-old made 24 appearances for Brentford after arriving at the club last November.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgcurt hopkins Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Saturday was the 395th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. (Some believe it is also the 447th anniversary of his birth.) Shakespeare is, arguably, the world’s greatest playwright. He is certainly the most produced and most translated one. For those who think he’s overrated, fine. But some national literatures, like Poland’s, grew out of the effort of translating Shakespeare into the native language. Unsurprisingly, the fastest-growing technology, the social Web, has mostly kept pace with the playwright. So here is a short list of ways online to either discover Shakespeare, rediscover him or just compare and contrast. There is an aesthetic, after all, to the intersection of technology and art. Dig. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. MIT’s online resource for all the texts of Shakespeare’s work for free. Open Source Shakespeare. Download and print any of Shakespeare’s work.The Folios. Facsimiles of the first four printed folios. Shakespeare Authorship. If you find working class people objectionable, or perhaps believe that 9/11 was an “inside job,” you’ll probably find the “authorship question” to your liking. You may not like this site, however, as it seems to demand scholarship from Antistratfordians that Antistratfordians do not demand of themselves.Shakespearean Insult Generator. Enjoy, thou surly dizzy-eyed puttock! You don’t like it? Then perhaps you’ll enjoy the Shakespearean Insulter, thou spongy brazen-faced scullian.Shakespearean Festivals and Theatres. See the plays in their original context, on the boards. Folger Podcasts. Podcasts from the American home of Shakespeare resources, the Folger Library in DC. Royal Shakespeare Company on YouTube. The RSC‘s main page would not open for us. (Come on, guys. Seriously?) But their YouTube channel shows a great deal of this world leader’s work. Stratford Festival. Canada’s Stratford Festival is one of the world’s largest and they have done better than average in using social media to connect with fans. (The average, to be clear, is unbelievably low.) Apps. Developers have created applications for both the Android and the iPhone. The problem is, most of the Android apps are just text-based and most of the iPhone offerings are just…trailers. One thing I’ve had some grief finding is a central source for MP3s of Shakespeare plays, poems and essays. If you have a source you like, as well as other resources, including podcasts and blogs, please drop them in the comments. Chandos portrait via Wikipediacenter_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#art#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Government is moving to widen dental care to rural areas and to the most vulnerable in the society, and is also ensuring that the sector receives significant upgrading, in order to protect the safety of the public. Delivering the opening address at the 49th Annual Convention of the Jamaica Dental Association (JDA), held on Thursday, May 2, at the Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, the Minister said reform of the dental sector is on a priority list, and that the post of Director of Dental Services has been elevated to Chief Dental Officer. “Amendment of the Dental Act, and the Regulations (will be undertaken), as part of the modernization of dentistry in Jamaica, in order to protect the public’s safety, through the setting and enforcement of reliable and consistent standards. I will also ensure the establishment of a national dental examination Board, which will be responsible for ensuring high competent standards,” the Minister said. “The work is at an advanced stage; we have now received comments from the Attorney General’s Chambers, and we expect some early movement. I call on the leadership in the dental sector to make haste in doing the necessary submissions that should have come out of previous consultations,” Dr. Ferguson urged. The Minister explained that the reform process would achieve a relevant and modern framework to govern and regulate oral health service in Jamaica, and give it importance as other areas in the medical arena, while extending oral care to underserved sections of the island. “I am working to ensure that dental services will be a parallel system to that of medicine,” the Minister said. Dr. Ferguson noted that in line with the reform process, a new Dental Council, Dental Auxiliary Advisory Board and a Dental Appeals Tribunal were recently appointed. By Garfield Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgNational City World Cup fans asked not to celebrate in streets Posted: June 26, 2018 June 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – Police are asking soccer fans to avoid celebrating in National City’s roadways ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup match between Mexico and Sweden.Fans have congregated on Highland Avenue following recent games. Most celebrated peacefully, though some left the safety of sidewalks and parking lots and went into the street.“Those types of actions are not only dangerous for fans, but motorists who may have to maneuver around fans and other vehicles,” the National City Police Department said.Mexico will face off against Sweden on Wednesday at 7 a.m. after beating South Korea 2-1 and Germany 1-0.Related: National City fans flood the streets to celebrate Mexico victory in World Cup Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more