Idina Menzel: Live at Radio City For One Night Only!

first_img Menzel received a Tony Award for her portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked, and has also appeared on Broadway in Aida and Rent. In addition to letting it go in Frozen and not letting people read her “Poker Face” on Glee, her screen credits include Enchanted and the film adaptation of Rent. Star Files Oh, so she’s not joining the Rockettes? Idina Menzel will leave Elizabeth’s multiple personalities behind at the Richard Rodgers Theatre to bring a one-night-only concert to Radio City Music Hall. The Tony winner, hot off the heels of receiving a Tony nomination for her performance in If/Then and landing on the cover of Variety, will perform Idina Menzel: Live at Radio City at the iconic New York landmark on June 16. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Related Shows This marks Menzel’s first time performing at Radio City Music Hall. Audiences can expect to see her perform some classic pop, musical theater favorites and her own personal catalogue. We assume that includes a certain Oscar-winning tune from Frozen. If/Then View Comments Idina Menzellast_img read more

Columnist fell into liberal trap on ACA

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion  E.J. Dionne on the Dec. 4 Gazette editorial page, in making a point, said the following: “But when Congress did truly big things in the past — the Affordable Care Act, the major tax cuts of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush eras, the tax increases under Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — there was serious discussion over an extended time.”Serious discussion over an extended time in reference to the Affordable Care Act? Are you really serious?  How does one, with a straight face, claim this? Does “We need to pass it in order to know what’s in it” by Nancy Pelosi ring any bells? This was possibly the most financially affected bill to the public of the 21st century, yet it was passed not only without serious discussion, but with no discussion.E.J. Dionne is, deservedly, a well known and respected columnist. Yet even he apparently has been affected by the liberal disease of “Let not the truth be told, for liberalism trumps all,” especially when it trumps Trump, in spite of the truth and facts. Arthur C. SalvatoreSaratogaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%last_img read more

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UK funds Indonesian COVID-19 volunteer group to improve data collection in Jakarta

first_imgTogether with LaporCOVID-19, the city has agreed to develop the Pandemic Vulnerability Index (PVI) to highlight the density and mobility in each subdistrict as a follow up of a risk perception study released by LaporCOVID-19 in Jakarta.Read also: NGOs, volunteers take part in health education initiatives for COVID-19LaporCOVID-19 cofounder Irma Hidayana extended her appreciation for Jakarta, which she said was one of the most progressive regions for COVID-19 data transparency – an important aspect for policymakers and the public to understand and respond to the pandemic.“[This project] is intended to offer a visual model of the current pandemic communication that easily explains complex scientific data and information for Jakartans,” Irma said in a statement on Thursday.British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Owen Jenkins said Indonesia could learn from the experiences of the UK, which had set out the multiple steps to easing lockdown through a new monitoring system of alerts.“The UK system works on a scale of one to five with specific indicators, ranging from a low to critical threat level. Learning from the experience, data-based indicators are an important consideration for the government in fighting COVID-19.”Topics : The United Kingdom has provided financial support for Indonesian volunteer group LaporCOVID-19 to improve the platform’s capabilities in data collection and information dissemination in Jakarta, the country’s epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.LaporCOVID-19 and the British Embassy in Jakarta launched the joint project, worth 56,178 pounds (US$74,700), on Thursday. It is their second project together, following their collaboration with the East Java administration launched on July 3.This project is part of the British Embassy’s Digital Access Program and will be implemented in collaboration with the Jakarta administration. last_img read more

Lichtenberger leaves Commission’s pensions unit after seven years

first_imgJung-Duk Lichtenberger, co-author of the White Paper on Pensions, is to leave the European Commission’s insurance and pensions unit after seven years.Lichtenberger will remain within the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), overseen by commissioner Jonathan Hill, but take over the currently vacant post of deputy head of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) unit.In an internal email seen by IPE, Lichtenberger said: “After having worked for more than seven years on developing the Single Market for pension funds, it is my time to move on. I look forward to staying in touch and to continue working on exciting projects.”Lichtenberger will move to the unit responsible for the development of the CMU next week. He will report to CMU unit head Niall Bohan, who was in charge of the asset management division within the now-defunct Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services (DG MARKT) during José Manuel Barroso’s presidency.Bohan moved to take charge of the new unit when the CMU policy was unveiled in 2014 by current president Jean-Claude Juncker.Although the CMU unit will be a departure from pensions, it is still likely to deal with pension matters, as Hill previously identified the “underdeveloped” nature of the personal pensions market as a hurdle to the project’s success.To that end, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority this week published a consultation on a new pan-European personal pension regime.Prior to joining the Commission, Lichtenberger worked for the European Central Bank, writing research papers for the institution.He studied at the University of Hull and the University of Warwick, both in the UK, and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims in France.During his time at DG MARKT, he authored the 2012 White Paper on Pensions and was more recently involved in the revised version of the IORP Directive.At the time, the White Paper backed the idea of a level playing field between insurers and pension funds.Lichtenberger has since seemingly distanced himself from the idea, telling a conference earlier this year that there were “no plans to introduce Solvency II [for pension funds] through the back-door”, casting doubt on Hill’s returning to the matter in the foreseeable future after it was abandoned by predecessor Michel Barnier in 2013.last_img read more

Mrs. Marguerite (Schoffner) Schroeder

first_imgMrs. Marguerite (Schoffner) Schroeder, age 96, of Bedford, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 19, 1923 in Vevay, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late, Clyde and Bernadine (McKay) Schoffner. She was raised on Popcorn Ridge and later moved on Ferry Street in Vevay, Indiana and was a 1942 graduate of the Vevay High School where she sang in the traveling chorus. Marguerite was united in marriage to Harold C. Schroeder on May 17, 1944, in Madison, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with a son, Harlan Wayne and a daughter, Arlene Ann. Marguerite and Harold shared 58 years of marriage together until he passed away on July 6, 2002. Marguerite was employed as a clerk for the Vevay Package Store from 1940 – 1943. She was later employed for Sullivan’s Pharmacy from 1944 – 1946. She helped farm the family farm in Patriot, Indiana from 1946 – 1969. She was formerly employed from 1970 – 1977 for Consolidated Sales Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Marguerite moved back to the Vevay community and co-owned and co-operated with her husband Swiss Arms Apartments from 1972 – 1997 and was employed for Sullivan’s Pharmacy from 1970 until the 1990’s. Marguerite was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No.407, Switzerland County Athletic Club and Vevay Tri-Kappa. She also held membership in the Concord (Presbyterian) Community Church where she sang in the choir and played the piano and later became a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church. Marguerite was a wonderful cook and enjoyed IU basketball, playing cards and working puzzles. She will be lovingly remembered as a happy, kind lady with a beautiful smile and a warm heart. Marguerite passed away at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Bliss Place in Bedford, Indiana.Marguerite will be missed by her son, Harlan Schroeder and his wife, Cheri of Evansville, IN; her daughter, Arlene Ann Brim and her husband, Jeff of Bedford, IN; her grandchildren, Jared Schroeder and his wife, Emily of Vevay, IN, Natasha McMillin and her husband, Jud of Brookville, IN, Elizabeth Brim of Washington, D.C., and Abigail Brim of Bedford, IN; her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Liam, Jasper, Knox and Amelia; her sister, Ruth (Schoffner) Wentworth of Erlanger, KY and her nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Bernadine (McKay) Schoffner; her husband, Harold C. Schroeder; her sister, Norma Jean Schoffner; her sisters-in-law, Irene Smith and her husband, Paul and Vera McSwain and her husband, Russell; her nephews, Kevin McSwain and Todd Wentworth and her niece, Paula Smith-Mohr.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.center_img Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Guidetti makes Stoke loan switch

first_imgManchester City striker John Guidetti has joined Stoke on loan. Press Association City have confirmed the Sweden Under-21 international will spend the rest of the season at the Britannia Stadium. The highly-rated Guidetti, 21, joined City at the age of 16 but his progress at the club has been hampered by illness and injuries. center_img Guidetti has appeared twice on the City bench this season but the club feel he would benefit from having greater opportunities elsewhere. He is behind the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic at the Etihad Stadium. Guidetti spent time on loan at Burnley just over three years ago and also had a successful spell at Feyenoord in the 2011-12 season. A statement on City’s website confirmed the deal at Stoke would run until June 30. The deal was made possible after Stoke confirmed they had converted midfielder Stephen Ireland’s loan move from Aston Villa into a permanent deal. That freed up another loan space for Guidetti to move to the Britannia Stadium. The Potters have Liverpool’s Oussama Assaidi as their other permitted Premier League loanee. last_img read more

Tennis News US Open: Roger Federer Knocked Out, Loses To Gregor Dimitrov In Quarterfinals

first_img New Delhi: In a major upset at the US Open, Roger Federer was knocked out of the tournament by Gregor Dimitrov in five sets. Dimitrov, the 78th-ranked Bulgarian, stunned world number three Federer 3-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 in their quarterfinal match. Roger Federer was eyeing his 46th Grand Slam semifinal berth. The Swiss was also hoping to become the oldest Slam semifinalist since Jimmy Connors at age 39 at the 1991 US Open.Dimitrov is the lowest-ranked New York semifinalist in 28 years. This is his first win in eight meetings with Federer. Not since 174th-ranked Jimmy Connors reached the 1991 quarter-finals had New York seen so lowly a figure on the ATP ratings list reach the last four. Dimitrov is also the lowest-ranked Slam semi-finalist since 94th-rated Rainer Schuettler of Germany at Wimbledon in 2008.Dimitrov reached his first US Open semi-final to match the deepest Slam runs of his career from Wimbledon in 2014 and the 2017 Australian Open.Federer was denied on five break points in the 10th game of the fourth set and Dimitrov held to force a fifth set.”I’m just happy,” Dimitrov said. “The only thing I was telling myself was to stay in the match. Physically I was feeling pretty good. I was hitting some shots against him that were hard to hit.”Federer went off the court for a private medical timeout to treat his upper back near his neck.”This is Grigor’s moment, not my body’s moment,” Federer said. “It’s OK. It’s how it goes. I tried my best. I fought with what I had and that’s it.” Dimitrov will meet Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the semifinal. Medvedev shook off a leg injury to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal by defeating three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka.Fifth seed Medvedev beat Wawrinka 7-6 6-3 3-6 6-1 on Tuesday. Medvedev, at 23, is the youngest US Open semifinalist since Novak Djokovic in 2010 and Russia’s first Slam semifinalist since Mikhail Youzhny at the 2010 US Open. In other quarterfinals on Wednesday, Rafael Nadal, an 18-time Grand Slam champion, will face off against Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman and French 13th seed Gael Monfils will play Italian 24th seed Matteo Berrettini.(With PTI Inputs) highlights Gregor Dimitrov came back after losing first set to beat Roger Federer. He is the lowest-ranked US Open semifinalist in 28 years. Gregor Dimitrov will face Daniil Medvedev in last four clash. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Dover relishing rematch with Soca Warriors

first_img– GFF still tight-lipped on teamON November 11, 2011 at the Guyana National Stadium, the ‘Golden Jaguars’ roared to a 2 – 1 win over the ‘Soca Warriors’ to end the Twin Island Republic’s 2014 World Cup hopes, and, at the time, created history by reaching, for the first time, the penultimate round of the CONCACAF leg of the qualifiers.Four days later (November 15), Trinidad and Tobago, playing at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, defeated Guyana 3 – 0, but the damage was already done.The two countries will now meet for the first time in six years on Tuesday, November 14, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, when Trinidad and Tobago play host to Guyana in a match played on a FIFA International date.“This is a game I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” Head Coach, Wayne Dover told Chronicle Sport in an exclusive interview last evening, adding, “I think if anything else, we want to ensure we come out with a win.”The match on November 14 will be the 21st meeting between the two countries in the sport, with the first being in 1978.The ‘Soca Warriors’ have won 14 of those meetings, while four matches ended in a draw. Guyana’s last victory was on November 11, 2011 and their first was a 4 – 0 win in the Island’s capital.Guyana will also travel to Indonesia on November 25 for an international friendly, but Dover stated that the strongest possible team will be selected for the Trinidad and Tobago encounter, while for the match on the Asian continent, the team will feature predominantly local players.GFF tight-lippedTrinidad and Tobago have already published their squad for the up-coming game against Guyana, but, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) remains tight-lipped about the composition of Guyana’s team, leaving many pundits and fans upset and wondering why the secrecy.Dover stated that Blackpool’s midfield maestro, Neil Danns, will not be available for both friendlies, but pointed out “what you will see is a very strong team with our best available players for the Trinidad game because that’s a game where we could actually get some points, since it’s an official FIFA date. We have some players training here (in Guyana), but most of those players are really for the Indonesia game since that’s where we want to expose our local bunch.”Veterans, Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson and Anthony ‘Awo’ Abrams, who both played in the Trinidad and Tobago Pro-League, were named in Dover’s squad for the Friendly International, which should also feature UK-based Chris Bourne and Samuel Cox.“I believe that we owe it to our supporters to assemble the best team for the game against Trinidad. I think people look at what happened on 11.11.11, but much has changed for both countries since then. Right now, we (Guyana football) are going through a rebuilding stage while trying to keep some of the old guards around to help in the process.It’s going to take some time and I believe matches like these will help significantly,” Dover said.While Guyana would’ve dropped significantly since their infamous 11.11.11 victory, Trinidad and Tobago would’ve rebounded to return to their dominant place in the region and CONCACAF, alongside Jamaica.Guyana is ranked 165 in FIFA, dropping nine places in the recent rankings, while the ‘Soca Warriors’ moved 16 places up to 83 and eighth in CONCACAF.While Guyana is coming off an upsetting 1 – 0 loss to Grenada in their last international outing, Trinidad and Tobago is playing for the first time since their historic 2 – 1 win over the United States, causing the ‘Red, White and Blue’ to miss the 2018 Russia World Cup.last_img read more

ENTRENCHED: SU defense swallows up Pittsburgh playmakers in 14-13 win

first_img Published on October 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm Contact Ryne: The sequence played out repeatedly for more than 34 minutes.Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham danced around before the Syracuse defensive line swallowed him up. His quarterback, Tino Sunseri, dropped back only to have the pocket collapse on him immediately.Each time, the sequence ended with a horde of Orange defenders surrounding the latest playmaker in the backfield, sharing emphatic fist pumps and urging on the crowd.“I felt like the whole D-line was getting into a groove,” SU defensive end Brandon Sharpe said. “The coaches, they did a good job of amping us up on the sidelines so we just went out there and played with our passion and played our game.”Sharpe and his fellow linemen spearheaded a dominant effort by the Syracuse (2-3, 1-0 Big East) defense that sparked the team to a 14-13 victory over Pittsburgh (2-3, 0-2) in front of 40,394 in the Carrier Dome on Friday night. The Orange defensive front held the Panthers to a measly 27 yards on 37 carries, battering Sunseri for five sacks while bottling up Graham in the backfield.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat combination helped SU overcome a nine-minute difference in time of possession and the offense’s failure to score in the final three quarters of the game to earn its first win over a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent since last October.“Everybody in the locker room was hungry to come out and play today,” quarterback Ryan Nassib said. “Offensively we wish we could have done a little bit better, but the defense played like ravaged dogs.”The unit played with that hunger and passion from the start on Friday night.Pittsburgh’s first series ended in a little more than two minutes. The Panthers ran three plays for three yards before punter Matt Yoklic trotted onto the field.Graham took a handoff on the first play, but he was quickly stuffed for no gain by defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and a host of other SU defenders. Then Sharpe burst off the edge and into the backfield to pull Sunseri down for a nine-yard loss. The defense and Carrier Dome came to life on third-and-19, and Sunseri dumped it off to Devin Street as Sharpe nearly grabbed him again.“This season we’ve kind of been lacking with the pressure, so that’s what we focused on as a D-line as individuals together even without the coaches,” SU defensive tackle Deon Goggins said. “We talked about that amongst ourselves all week and we made it happen tonight, and we plan to continue it for the rest of the season.”Nearly three minutes after Pittsburgh’s three-and-out, Syracuse executed a near-flawless eight-play, 70-yard drive down the field to move ahead 7-0. But the offensive production disappeared for the remainder of the game, as Nassib and his unit failed to score again in the final 55 minutes of the game.Whether Syracuse won or lost its Big East opener would be up to the defense.The unit rose to the occasion, scoring a touchdown when linebacker Dyshawn Davis scooped up a fumble and returned it 52 yards to push the Orange ahead 14-0 with just more than a minute to play in the first quarter.And Sharpe and his teammates terrorized the Pittsburgh offensive line all night. Sharpe finished with four sacks and six tackles for loss while six other defensive linemen made stops in the game, contributing to holding Graham to 57 yards on 24 carries.“You look at what we did today against this Pittsburgh team and the run game,” head coach Doug Marrone said. “I think that’s difficult to do and our kids were up for that challenge.”The defensive line was up for one more challenge with the game on the line late in the fourth quarter.Sunseri led the Panthers down to the SU 17 yard line with three completions for 54 yards. Pittsburgh was one big play away from jumping ahead and stealing a win from the Orange in the Carrier Dome.But Sharpe and the line came through and thwarted the drive. He and Goggins burst into the backfield and forced Sunseri to heave the ball out of bounds short of the line of scrimmage, leading to a 15-yard intentional grounding penalty.A nine-yard sack by cornerback Brandon Reddish set up third-and-34 on the 41, and an incomplete pass and punt gave SU the ball with its one-point lead still intact.For the final five minutes, the unit could rest as the offense ran out the clock to seal a win defined by its masterful play in the trenches.“We were just in each others’ heads and having each others’ backs out there, and we made it happen,” Goggins said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more