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

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.NBC’s Hairspray Live! broadcast was big, blonde, beautiful and full of legendary performances! Harvey Fierstein’s triumphant return to the role of Edna, the entire cast’s marvelous moves and, of course, the new songs and homage paid to old favorites were just a few of the highlights from the eagerly anticipated televised event. Before you watch it again, begin the quest for your own version of Jennifer Hudson’s gold jumpsuit or start obsessing over mastering all of the choreography, we want to know which musical number you loved the most. Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan started the Culturalist Challenge beat with her top 10. Run and tell us your picks!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! (Photo: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC)last_img read more

HARD EXERCISE WORKS: It never gets easier, it gets better!

first_img I am 49. For the greater part of my life, I was fit. I averaged about 5-6 mile runs four days per week, taught tons of boot camp-style classes at various gyms and did a ton of core. But at 38, I tore my Posterior Cruciate Ligament and started a PhD program. These two events interrupted my exercise regimen, to say the least, and I basically quit doing everything besides an occasional hike. I gained weight, lost muscle and lived for pumpkin bread and cappuccino. What motivated me to sign on with BRO for the fitness challenge was when a dear friend and avid runner was diagnosed with cancer and unable to work out because chemotherapy made her so sick. I decided I could do anything if she could endure cancer, and I signed up for a month at Hard Exercise Works (HEW) in Asheville, North Carolina.Old, out of shape, and addicted to Netflix marathons, I thought for sure I was out of my league when I entered the gym. The only thing I knew about the place was that my daughter had trained at HEW religiously before attending plebe summer at the United States Naval Academy to prepare for military-style workouts, and she LOVED it! I started the class the day after Memorial Day weekend. I was terrified on Day 1. Steps, kettle bells, jump ropes, weight balls and rowing machines lined the walls, visible signs of what was in store! Along with a pre-workout waiver I was asked to submit a food diary of what I had consumed the previous three days. As it was a holiday, I was horrified as I documented the disgusting things I put in my mouth over the weekend. The staff reviewed the information and offered some nutrition counseling after the workout that was well received, despite my utter horror that someone actually knew how unhealthy I could be! When Kelly asked to take my measurements—a great way to gage the impact of the program—I refused since I had engaged in extremely unhealthy holiday celebrations. She was so forgiving and accommodating and offered to take measurements later. This relieved my anxiety and ramped up my enthusiasm for the workout.MY FIRST CLASSThe HEW workout facility is bright, open and clean. Part of the warm up takes place outside on a marked asphalt course behind the building marked at 100, 200, 300 and 400 meters. The gym is split into two levels to accommodate large classes. There are typically four circuits set up so that everyone is able to do a station without having to wait. It looks like a traditional gym but with tons of light and mirrors across the walls. During my first class there were over 20 people in attendance. It was an evenly split between males and females. Most were in their 20s-40s and ranged from super fit to beginners.  There were two men over the age of 60. The class lasted about one hour and was set up as four circuits that included sit-ups, kettle bell swings (various weights are set up to accommodate the different levels of fitness), barbell dead lifts to curls (various weights again), and squats with one arm held straight overhead with a weight.There was a huge timer set to accommodate 30-second cycles where eight reps of each exercise were expected. After each circuit, the class went outside for 400-meter sprints. The sprint was very difficult for me.At the end we stretched. During the workout, numerous people encouraged me with chants of “you got this” and “great job” that made the experience much more enjoyable. The best part of the class was the timer on the wall that beeped when the circuit set was over. It allowed me a few seconds of rest before the next set began.The most unique aspect of the fitness program was the lack of monotony and the speedy nature of the workout. It was over in what seemed like a few seconds!My friend Chakara Dickerson was in the class. She had attended HEW for six weeks and lost over 2 inches in her waist. She also completed the MURPH challenge over Memorial Day Weekend. This is a HEW annual event where the individual runs 2 miles, does 100 pull ups, 200 sit-ups and some other terribly hard things. She completed it and felt amazing! The instructor was terrific! Arnauldo Alvarez, the owner of HEW, met with me prior to class and explained what I would be doing. During the class, he talked to individuals, checked on form, encouraged the stragglers and really motivated the class to reach its potential. He was helpful as I struggled to do all of the circuits and often yelled, “great job, Mary.”His assistants were exceptional as they walked about checking on form and bolstering enthusiasm by turning up the music and engaging with clients. Luke Kimlinger and Jesse Redinger assisted with the class, demonstrated proper form and checked to make sure participants used correct technique, consumed plenty of water, and had a great time. “You want to push yourself but not push past yourself, meaning you want to be the best version of yourself,” states Redinger, who has worked at HEW for the past four years. “The coaches are here when you’re not quite sure on form or technique. The support of the coaches will give you that extra confidence that you need to kind of tackle things that you typically wouldn’t.” According to Redinger, the most rewarding part of her job is empowering people through fitness and watching individuals transform with the support of the HEW community. HEW holds events where members meet for trivia nights at local bars and other social gatherings. It is a community where members support and encourage each other to reach their potential. HEW offers ten classes per day during the week, two classes on Saturday, and is closed on Sunday, so there is really never an excuse not to go. It is a weighted/cardio mix that is managed by an instructor who constantly switches up the circuits, so you really feel like you have accomplished something without being too exhausted at the end of the workout. The pre-workout nutrition counseling and measurement review was extremely helpful as I moved forward into this month-long fitness program.Anyone who is interested in building strength while gaining a huge community of fellow fitness friends and cardio will love HEW. It is not easy and there are no shortcuts, but the instructors are engaged and encouraging.Never will you do the same workout twice. Modifications are demonstrated and encouraged, especially for beginners. Everyone’s level of fitness at HEW is different in every class. No matter your fitness level, the group encourages each other, and the instructors support and assist you the entire time. What I have learned is that I am not as out of shape as I thought and that community definitely matters. last_img read more

Hundreds line up outside Endicott DMV

first_imgSpeaking to those waiting, several complimented the efficient and helpful manner of DMV employees checking on people in line. “They’ve been looking at our paperwork, making sure we fill it out right, and I appreciate that because I did mine wrong, but they fixed it for me,” said Kayla Schermerhorn. Many people waited well over an hour in line, some saying they arrived as early as 6:30 a.m. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Hundreds of people lined up outside the Endicott Department of Motor Vehicles office for its reopening Monday morning.center_img The Endicott location opened after being closed for in-person transactions due to the coronavirus. Broome County Clerk Joseph Mihalko asks if you don’t need to go to the DMV right now, please wait, this way those who have been waiting for months can process their transactions first.last_img read more

At Liberty

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​Asset managers must align with shareholder interests on ethics – survey

first_imgThe survey said there was “little doubt” that sincere attempts were being undertaken to bring about change in the way the financial industry conducts itself – largely led by industry-wide bodies.“A number of deep-rooted tensions, however, will make creating a strong culture a big challenge for the industry over the coming years,” the survey added.“While executives champion ethical conduct, they struggle to see the benefits of greater adherence to ethical standards, reporting that, in reality, it can hamper career progression in the industry as well as the firm’s competitiveness,” it said.The survey concluded executives still did not see the benefit of regular inter-departmental understanding as a means of improving performance.John Rogers, president and chief executive at the CFA Institute, said the industry still had “further to go on its journey” to improve ethical standards.“If we are to move the industry forward, it is incumbent upon everyone within the industry to align their personal and organisational values with those that serve client, shareholder and societal needs,” he said. “Aspiring to adopt these values will create more resilient firms and a stronger future for finance.”,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to ‘A Crisis of Culture’ report More than half of executives at asset managers, insurers and other institutional investors believe flexibility on ethical standards is required to guarantee career progression.A survey sponsored by the CFA Institute found that more than two-thirds of respondents – working also in the banking and fund management sectors – said their companies had raised awareness of the importance of ethical conduct by all its employees.It also found that 56% believed improved ethical conduct would enhance the firm’s ability to withstand “unexpected and dramatic risks”.However, almost the same amount of respondents – 53% – agreed with the statement that adhering to technical standards too strictly risked stunting career growth.last_img read more

Offshore Wind Consultants coming to South Korea

first_imgAs reported in 2018, South Korea’s Renewable Energy 3020 Implementation Plan calls for the development of 12 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. “Offshore wind is not a major energy source in South Korea today, but we see huge opportunities within both fixed and floating offshore wind installations. Our presence here reflects our ambitions to support the country’s green energy drive,” Cleverly added. Park comes from sister company AqualisBraemar’s Singapore office, where he held a project director role for the past six years. Before that, he spent four years as a project manager at DNV GL and almost 20 years with Hyundai Heavy Industries. The government announced it aims to reach 30-35% of renewables in its energy mix by 2040, which translates to installing almost 130 GW of renewable energy, compared to the current capacity of around 11.3 GW. “We continue our expansion into key emerging markets such as South Korea. We believe a local presence is central to leveraging our global expertise and providing the best possible local support to wind farm developers,” said Will Cleverly, OWC Managing Director. Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in South Korea to support the local offshore wind market. OWC appointed Noh Joon Park to head up its operations in South Korea, based out of Seoul.last_img read more

Sr. Veronica Frederick O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Veronica Frederick, age 100 of the sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at the convent. Born July 16, 1917 in Hamilton, Ohio, she is the daughter of Philomena (Nee: Hudson) and Albert Frederick.She was the youngest of four daughters. The graduate of St, Veronica School, Notre Dame High School and the University of Cincinnati credits her early interest in religious life to her mother, and to the St. Anthony Novenas she prayed.Sr. Veronica made a pact with God at age of 12 to enter religious life, and after consulting with her pastor, she entered the Oldenburg Franciscans on January 1, 1940, making final vows on August 12, 1944. This began her 32-year ministry as one of the Community’s finest elementary teachers and principals. Schools included Little Flower in Indianapolis; Holy Family in Richmond, Indiana; St. Gabriel in Connersville, Indiana, Rex Mundi in Evansville, Indiana, St. Anthony’s in Dayton, Ohio and St. Bonaventure in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she also served as principal. She served as a pastoral minister at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington and administrative work at St. James, White Oak and Sacred Heart Parish, Fairfield, Ohio before retiring in 1987. She returned to family ministry in Hamilton in 1989, eventually retiring to Oldenburg in 2002 where she remained active in serving the Community.Veronica enjoyed crafts, candy-making and creating gifts for others. She celebrated her 100th birthday among friends and family in July. She loved her God and fully trusted that God will provide for the Community noting, “I think that God, who has promised us who have left our father and mother, a hundred-fold, always keeps his promise.”She is survived by nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters Pauline, Ruth and Catherine. Visitation is Wednesday, August 16th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent. Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Gilday S.T.B. officiating. Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).last_img read more

Pochettino keen to retain Puncheon

first_img Press Association The Argentinian added: “I’ve only recently arrived so my first priority has to be the whole of the team, not just one player. There are certain movements that were already happening with players when I arrived. In the coming weeks we will be speaking at a club level with the appropriate people to decide on the matters of players at the club.” On Sunday Puncheon will be coming up against the man that first brought him to St Mary’s. Alan Pardew managed Saints for a little over a year and the Newcastle boss has previously been linked with a move for the winger. Asked how he would reacted if approached by Magpies boss about Puncheon, Pochettino said: “I wouldn’t be able to do anything if that were the case. It will be down to the player to make that decision. I’ve said before that we will make decisions on the future.” Puncheon is one of several players, including Rickie Lambert and Jose Fonte, that were brought to Southampton by Pardew. However, Pochettino, much like predecessor Nigel Adkins before the home match with Newcastle earlier in the season, says he owes the former boss nothing. “I always think that in football is not just one person signing any one players,” he said. “It is the club signing the players. Now I am the manager here and I will probably bring in some players.” Reports in Spain suggested one player that Pochettino had hoped to bring in during the January transfer window was Getafe’s Abdelaziz Barrada. It was claimed the Saints failed with a club-record £15.25million bid for the midfielder, who has been linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid. “There is no truth to that,” Pochettino said. “Nothing of the sort has happened. “On a personal level, I have not made any offers, any approaches, for any players.” The 26-year-old joined from Plymouth just over three years ago but his time at St Mary’s has not always been plain sailing. Puncheon spent several loan spells away from the club after losing his place in the first team and little over a year ago took to Twitter to criticise Southampton executive chairman Nicola Cortese. The pair patched up their differences and he has now become an integral part of the team. And speaking through a translator, Pochettino said: “Puncheon is a player I am counting on and he is a player that has certain qualities and skills that are good for the team so, yes, I’d like him to stay.” center_img Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes a new contract can be agreed with Jason Puncheon over the coming weeks.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final: Adil Rashid battles shoulder injury, says Eoin Morgan ‘best captain’

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights England defeated New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup league game in Durham.England have reached the final of the World Cup ater 27 years.New Zealand reached the World Cup final in 2015.center_img New Delhi: Adil Rashid has been a vital component in the England bowling line-up during their ODI resurgence in the last couple of years. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Rashid had taken eight wickets and had slightly underperformed. However, in the crucial semi-final against Australia in Edgbaston, Rashid took three big wickets. The legspinner broke the 103-run stand between Alex Carey and Steve Smith when he had the dangerous Carey caught at deep midwicket for 46. In the same over, he trapped Marcus Stoinis LBW for 0 and then got the wicket of Pat Cummins for 6 thanks to a sharp catch from Joe Root at slip. England won the match by eight wickets and reached the final after 27 years with a clinical performance.Speaking ahead of the final, Rashid revealed that he was battling a shoulder injury and that had restricted his ability to bowl googlies at will. “I’ve had a bit of a shoulder problem, so I’ve not bowled the googlies as much. I know that it’s a big weapon for me. My shoulder has that little bit of problem and I knew I still had to bowl it, even if there was a bit of a pain. Before the shoulder, I was confident bowling everything. Once you have niggle it becomes a bit harder with the rotation – the arm gets a bit lower and you don’t find that snap,” Rashid said in a chat with the official ICC website.Following the disastrous first-round exit in the 2015 World Cup, England decided to revamp the style of cricket they played in limited-overs cricket. A New England emerged and they dominated the ODI scene for the last couple of years. At the helm of their resurgence has been Eoin Morgan and Rashid hailed his influence as a leader.“He always has faith in me from day one till now. There are going to be games where you don’t go well, that’s part and parcel of cricket but he always has the confidence that I can do a job. He’s 100 per cent the best captain I’ve ever played under. He knows my game now inside out. I’ve been with him for four years, through good times and not so good times. He knows my strengths and what I’m capable of. We have that trust as well. If he senses something, we’ll go by it. We’re easy-going like that and I 100 per cent trust him in all the decisions he makes,” Rashid said.England will be aiming to break years of pain in ICC events as they look to shed their tag of perennial underachievers and win the World Cup for the first time.last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Badgers look to continue hot streak against No. 13 Clarkson

first_imgThe No. 6 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (3-1-0) will look to stay undefeated at home against No. 13 Clarkson University (2-1-1) on Friday and Saturday.The Badgers rose from No. 17 to No. 6 in the national rankings following a convincing weekend against two-time reigning NCAA champion University of Minnesota Duluth. Wisconsin began a four-game home stand this past weekend by sweeping the Bulldogs with scores of 6–2 and 3–1. The Badgers have now won three straight games, propelling them to a terrific start to the 2019-2020 season.Clarkson University has already played a fair number of tough opponents in their schedule with significant success. They defeated and tied the University of Michigan in two games and fended off the University of Vermont.Men’s Hockey: Badgers dominate reigning NCAA Champion Minnesota-Duluth in home-opening sweepThe No. 6 ranked University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (3-1-0) made a big statement this past weekend in front Read…The Clarkson University Golden Knights sit comfortably in the national polls. But, following a 4–2 loss to No. 7 Providence College, they are hungry for a bounce back weekend against another ranked team.The highlight of Clarkson University this season has easily been their goalkeeping. Graduate student and goalkeeper Francis Marotte is currently allowing less than two goals per game and is saving just over 94% of the shots he faces.As a team, the Golden Knights have been scoring less than 2.5 goals per game and have been outshot by opponents in each of their four games this season. While they have been lacking results in five-on-five play, they have been superb on special teams and goalkeeping.Their power play has a success rate of about 31%, as they have scored four times on 13 power plays. Furthermore, their opponents have capitalized with a man advantage just twice in 19 attempts, marking a success rate of about 11%.Men’s Hockey: Badgers NHL draftees set to take off in freshman seasonFollowing an NHL Draft that featured four Badgers, the University of Wisconsin squad is loaded with young talent. Alex Turcotte, Read…This weekend will serve as an indicator of how productive Wisconsin’s offense really is. Possessing arguably the best goal-scorers in college hockey, Wisconsin’s offense will need to be present and potent.Their first line of offense of Alex Turcotte, Cole Caufield and Linus Weissbach have been unstoppable through the first four games of the season. While this line has been incredibly impactful, 13 other players have already put points on the board for the Badgers.The Badgers are scoring an average of 5.8 goals per game and are allowing opponents to score just 3.3 goals per game thus far. Their power play has clicked at an elite level, totaling a 39% success rate with seven scores in 18 attempts.Men’s Hockey: Chance for hot start to season lies aheadThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will face off against two Hockey East conference teams in their regular season-opening Read…Specifically, they have connected on the power play in each of their four games. They have also scored more shorthanded goals than power play goals given up, as opponents have scored on 12% of their opportunities, scoring just twice on 17 attempts.The Badgers hold a 5-4-2 advantage in their all-time series against Clarkson University. However, they have fallen to the Golden Knights in four of the last five meetings, the most recent being a 4–2 loss just a season ago.Game time is 7 p.m. CT both Friday and Saturday. The games can be viewed on FSW and listened to live on 1310WIBA. Both games can be followed live on Twitter @BadgerMHockey.last_img read more