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Odds & Ends: NPH Wants to Give You the Best Time Ever & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NPH Wants to Give You the Best Time EverNeil Patrick Harris’ variety series has been named! The Tony winner’s upcoming NBC weekly show will be called Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, according to Vulture. As previously reported, the hour-long episodes will be based on the British variety show Saturday Night Takeaway; the Peacock network has ordered ten episodes, which will air this fall.Stage Faves Tapped for Red Nose DayTony winners Ian McKellen, Neil Patrick Harris (again!) and Eddie Redmayne, Olivier winner Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Broadway alums Sienna Miller, Orlando Bloom and Julia Roberts, are just some of the stars who will join the fun-raising NBC special Red Nose Day. The three-hour live May 21 entertainment event will also include cast members from Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black. The show will help 12 charity organizations lift children and young people out of poverty, in the U.S. and throughout the world.Long Live the Queens! Pageant Album Release Date SetDragtastic tuner Pageant’s previously reported cast album will be available digitally and in stores from June 22, when the recent revival’s cast, including John Bolton and Nick Cearley, will come together at 54 Below to celebrate. Hosted by co-author Bill Russell (Side Show), the launch party will feature highlights from the album, including the opening number “Natural Born Females,” the evening gown competition “Something Extra” and several of the contestants’ talents. So sashay on down to the Times Square hotspot for some summer fun!Beth Leavel & More Slated for MUNY SeasonAfter the news that Bryan Batt will headline Hairspray and Heather Headley is set to lead Into the Woods, we have more incredible casting from The MUNY’s upcoming 97th season! Alexandra Silber and Anthony Andrews will star in the classic tuner My Fair Lady (June 15—June 21), directed by Marc Bruni. Joining Batt in Hairspray (June 23—June 30) will be Ryann Redmond and Christopher J. Hanke; the production will be helmed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (July 6—July 12) will star Patti Murin, Colin Donnell and Nancy Opel; they will be directed by Gordon Greenberg. Headley will be joined by Erin Dilly, Ken Page, Ryan Silverman and more in Into the Woods (July 21—July 27); the production will be directed by Gary Griffin. The season will wrap up with Ben Davis, Alexander Gemignani and Beth Leavel leading Oklahoma! (August 10—August 16, directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Other productions include Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Sounds like a summer trip (or three!) is in order!last_img read more

Shirley Fire That Killed 4 Started Accidentally, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police Saturday said the fire that killed a mother and her three children a week ago in Shirley started accidentally in the living room.But police did not say what sparked the fire.Police also announced that the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office determined the cause of deaths as a combination of smoke inhalation and thermal burns.The blaze, which occurred Oct. 11 at 16 Hollywood Drive, killed 41-year-old Jennifer McCusker, 7-year-old Aidan Tarbell and two-year-old twins Ava Jane Mistretta and Brendan Mistretta. They were all pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue.Police were first alerted to the fire when a neighbor dialed 911 after her two sons—one an EMT and the other a volunteer firefighter—tried unsuccessfully to enter the house.McCusker was discovered in a room with the twins and Tarbell was found in an adjoining room, police said.last_img read more

Sheds are the new black

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CBS Poll Reveals Millenial Women Reject Abortion, Feminism, and the Media

first_imgLifeNews 20 August 2018Family First Comment: “The poll, conducted by YouGov, looked at women from the ages of 18 to 35 and found that only 28% want abortion “legal in all cases.” Other results included: 34% want abortion “legal in most cases,” 25% want abortion “illegal in most cases,” and 13% want abortion “illegal in all cases.” In the end, that means 72% are likely in favor of some kind of abortion restriction.”Whoops!  www.ChooseLife.nzIn anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections, CBS and Refinery29 teamed up for a poll concerning young American women’s voting trends and views on certain issues. They began publicizing it August 13. While some media reports of the findings focused more on the political aspects, such as the Trump Administration, the poll revealed much more. Namely, that many young women don’t fit the mold that the media and politicians often assume.AbortionThe poll, conducted by YouGov, looked at women from the ages of 18 to 35 and found that only 28% want abortion “legal in all cases.” Other results included: 34% want abortion “legal in most cases,” 25% want abortion “illegal in most cases,” and 13% want abortion “illegal in all cases.”In the end, that means 72% are likely in favor of some kind of abortion restriction. Regarding Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion on a federal level in the U.S., 69% of young women said it should not be overturned and 31% said it should be.But less than half (45%) worried that “access to abortion will become more restricted.” 26% worried that “access to abortion will be less restricted,” and 29% were “unconcerned.”That contradicts the talking points of those like feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who says no abortion means “no democracy” for women, and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards who insists that women “are not free” without abortion. That even opposes the narrative of the broadcast networks that regularly describe abortion as “women’s health care services.”Young women beg to differ.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Ruth M. Kunkel

first_imgRuth M. Kunkel, 86, of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Morning Breeze Nursing Home.Ruth was born on March 26, 1932 in Deer Park, Ohio, to Bernard and Clara (Ziegler) Harmeyer.Ruth graduated from Oldenburg Academy in 1950.  Ruth was married to Clifford “Cliff” Kunkel on August 28, 1954 and he preceded her in death on December 21, 2016.Ruth was a homemaker and along with her husband, Cliff, she owned and operated the St. Paul Tavern for almost 30 years.She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg, the Daughters of Isabella, and the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary both in Greensburg.Ruth is survived by 4 sons; Gary Kunkel, Greensburg, Rick (Molly Plank) Kunkel, Tennessee, David Kunkel, and Mark (Denise Gaboury) Kunkel, both of Ft. Myers, FL, 3 daughters; Carol (Charles) Kramer, Greensburg, Lynne (Phil) Miller and Angie (Ron) Wood, both of Batesville, brother; Ralph (Bernice) Harmeyer, Batesville, sister-in-law; Margie Harmeyer, Batesville, 12 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Cliff, and brother; Ronald Harmeyer.Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Sunday, March 10 from 2-6 pm. with a Rosary starting at 1:30 pm.A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday, March 11 at 10 am with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Batesville.Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Building Fund or to Meals on Wheels.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Sizing has it all tied up again

first_imgSizing Europe repeated last year’s success in the Tied Cottage Chase with an emphatic display at Punchestown. Henry de Bromhead’s top-class 11-year-old has now won all his four starts this winter after disposing of the gallant Foildubh. Andrew Lynch made all the running on the 1-8 shot and only Foildubh could keep tabs on him, flattering briefly but being put in his place from the second-last fence, though the winner did not appear quite his usual brilliant self in scoring by 10 lengths. Press Associationcenter_img De Bromhead said: “It was a bit of a slog and he did what he had to do. He just looked very idle on ground that he wouldn’t be mad about, and his jumping was OK.” Sizing Europe holds three entries at Cheltenham in March, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase and Betfred Gold Cup, and De Bromhead added: “It hasn’t really made any difference to where we’ll go at Cheltenham. “I’d say the Gold Cup is the outsider of the three options and we’ll just see how everything unfolds. His most impressive win this year was probably the two-mile-four Clonmel Oil Chase.” Lynch told At The Races: “It’s hard to go out and make the running on that ground. It’s horrible tacky ground. He was just popping away, but he’s done it well enough. “I had a quick look going to the second-last and I knew Paul (Carberry, on Foildubh) was there, but once I got hold of my lad he picked up and went away. He’s done it well. “He was out on his own and when I did give him a kick he came up, which was nice.” last_img read more

Winning debut for Mata

first_imgJuan Mata enjoyed a winning start to life at Manchester United as Robin van Persie and Ashley Young scored the goals that defeated Cardiff 2-0. And while manager David Moyes will doubtless expect an even greater contribution as Mata gets used to his new surroundings, it is evident United’s supporters have been uplifted by the 25-year-old’s arrival as they offered a standing ovation when he was replaced by Adnan Januzaj. By then, Young had belted in an excellent second to ensure the highpoint of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Old Trafford return was the reception he received from the home fans as his side remained at the foot of the Barclays Premier League There were so many sub-plots prior to kick-off that Van Persie’s potential return was shunted down the list. The Dutchman had missed 11 games since tweaking a thigh muscle taking a corner in the Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on December 10. It was a further five since his last goal. Van Persie’s value to the Red Devils cause is underlined by the fact that in his absence United had lost six times, seen their title hopes evaporate and been knocked out of both domestic cup competitions. How different results might have been had last season’s Golden Boot winner been available to Moyes. His impact took just six minutes. Mata was involved, delivering an excellent cross-field pass to Patrice Evra as United switched their point of attack. Young then swung over the cross, which Antonio Valencia crashed against the bar with a flying header. Van Persie was onto the rebound in an instant. And though David Marshall kept it out, the Dutchman pounced on the loose ball to put United ahead quicker than in any other game on home soil this season. Press Association For a period it looked as though Moyes would see his team capitalise. Young almost reached another Mata cross, Jonny Evans sent a back header just over and Van Persie fired wide from an acute angle. In addition, Craig Bellamy was booked for kicking the ball away at a disputed free-kick and Solskjaer sat slumped in his seat, growing weary, no doubt, of responding to repeated songs of affection from the home support. Slowly, though, Cardiff began to get a foothold in the game. Craig Noone ended a forceful run in disappointing fashion when he belted his shot over. Mark Hudson forced a decent save out of David de Gea, who also got himself in a tangle with Evans that was fortunate to end with nothing worse than the concession of a corner. Cardiff maintained their momentum after the break. Had Declan John’s cut-back been accurate, Campbell would have had the easiest of finishes. As it was, the ball rolled behind the forward, as it did at the other end when Rafael tried to find Van Persie in similar circumstances. United needed a spark and Young provided it with a fantastic goal, cutting in from the left wing before firing into the bottom corner. Mata had a shot saved by Marshall and a speculative curling effort from Evans floated wide not long after Wayne Rooney had replaced Van Persie. Despite their side’s woes the home fans had not lost their sense of humour as a chant of “we are staying up” proved, as United secured a win that took them onto 40 points. Valencia was denied a third when Marshall pushed his shot onto a post, which would have represented United’s biggest home win of their largely troubled campaign. Mata completed 83 minutes of his debut following his club-record £37.1million move from Chelsea. The midfielder made an immediate impact, sparking the move that led to Van Persie’s sixth-minute opener. last_img read more

Upgrade and refurbishing of Timehri Rifle Ranges underway

first_imgWITH the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) set to celebrate their historic 150th Anniversary in the month of October by welcoming the Caribbean and the world to the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Championships, the upgrade and refurbishing of the Timehri Rifle Range has commenced.The local association which has been the #1 team at the Short and Long Ranges in the Caribbean for many a years would be leaving no stones unturned to ensure that all coming to Guyana later this year leaves short of having a fantastic time on and off the range.To this end, a consorted effort to bring the range up to international standards has commenced with the extension of the 300, 500 and 600 yards ranges which would have been completed. Attention would shortly be turned to the 900 and 1000 yards ranges.On Sunday last, work would have commenced on removing the old targets which would all be refurbished and increased from 14 to 24. Leading marksman Lennox Braithwaite informed that work would also be done on improving the roads in and around the range.“All the works we would be doing to ensure that the range is the best in the Caribbean would take into account all the requisite safety factors. We would also be installing wash room facilities, a flag raising site with the requisite poles for the flags as well as a car park.”Braithwaite also informed that the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Defense Force have already been contributing to the upgrade as Guyana would be on show in October.He noted that they are aiming to complete works by the end of March so that the Guyana team can commence training in early April ahead of the defense of their Long and Short Range Caribbean titles.The WIFBSC Championships are set to take place from October 9-15 next with the Caribbean expected to invade in full numbers, the likes of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and Bermuda, among others.International confirmation would have also been received from Canada, Great Britain and the United States of America Rifle Associations to date.last_img read more

ICC World Cup World Cup 2019: New Zealand start as favourites against Lankan Lions

first_imgNew Delhi: In 2015 World Cup, New Zealand reached the finals under the leadership of Brendon McCullum and will be keen to go one step further this time around. They ensured all possible boxes got ticked before heading to the main tournament and despite a horrendous defeat in the hands of Windies in the warmup fixture, they look strong enough to be considered one of the favorites to enter the final four.For Sri Lanka, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that they have nothing to lose. They haven’t managed to play collectively, and have tinkered with their leader a few times. As they head into this tournament and play against Kiwis in Cardiff, they should only eye one ball at a time.If they can get some early breakthroughs and contain the likes of Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and skipper Kane Williamson, they could be in contention. But the above-mentioned things are much easier said than done.Team Combination: Henry Nicholls might get to open alongside the Martin Guptill after Colin Munro failed to get going in the warm-up fixtures. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have been a constant source of runs for them in the middle order and will continue to be so throughout the tournament. They might go in with two spinners and two quicks for this game, with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme being their 5th and 6th bowling options. The unfortunate thing for Sri Lanka is there is no star presence in their batting lineup who reassures runs almost every game. Karunaratne and Thirimanne might open with Kusal Perera coming in the middle order. Unlike the Kiwis, they could play just one spinner in the lineup in Jeffrey Vandersay. They will go in with three speedsters in Isuru Udana, Malinga and Suranga Lakmal, with Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva being the fifth and sixth bowling options.New Zealand (Predicted XI): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.Sri Lanka (Predicted XI): Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey VandersayWho will win? It wouldn’t be wrong to say that New Zealand will start as favourites against Lankan Lions, purely because they have been able to prepare for the tournament better than the opposition. For Lankan, this tournament will only result into a phase of introspection. Weather and PitchConditions are expected to be sunny but it will make no difference to the nature of the pitch, which will be flat. Pacers are once again set to suffer. StatisticsGoing into this game, Trent Boult is just three away from getting to 150 wickets in ODI cricket. Stadium and timingsThe match will be played at Spohia Gardens in Cardiff and the match will begin at 3:00 PM IST. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Trojans to take on UC Irvine in MPSF semis

first_imgThe No. 8 USC men’s volleyball team (19-8, 15-7 MPSF) will take on No. 2 UC Irvine (26-4, 19-3 MPSF) tonight in a MPSF tournament semifinal match at Irvine.Earlier this year, the Trojans upset the Anteaters in a grueling five-set match (28-30, 25-17,    21-25, 25-23, 15-13) that propelled them back into the national spotlight.Against the Anteaters, the Trojans had a stellar offensive performance. Junior opposite hitter Josh Kirchner produced a team-high 15 kills along with three blocks and two aces. Right behind him was redshirt sophomore Christopher Orenic, who had 14 kills.Senior middle blocker Robert Feathers had an especially great match, with a match-best .647 hitting percentage, 12 kills and a team-high six blocks.With another successful offensive outing, the Trojans should be able to top the Anteaters in Irvine.The Trojans will be looking to carry the momentum from their intense five-set home victory over No. 6 BYU (25-17, 20-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13) last week.Junior outside hitter Alex Slaught stood out against BYU, especially in the fifth set.Responsible for the winning kill, Slaught recorded a team-high 21 kills and was named USC Credit Union’s Student Athlete of the Week for his performance.While Slaught stood out, everyone had a match to be proud of, said  head coach Bill Ferguson.“A lot of guys were challenged in subsets of their game,” Ferguson said. “They were able to not let that affect their other parts. That’s really good mental toughness.”Heading down to Irvine, the Trojans will have to prepare for a couple different components of a very talented Anteater team.As usual, USC will need to focus on their serving and passing game. Great serving is one of the most crucial aspects to the sport and has the ability to throw off the opponent’s offense. Poor passing also has the capacity to limit a team’s offensive potential.UCI’s balanced serve and pass game keeps its opponents on their toes.One of the biggest factors in UCI’s favor is All-American libero Michael Brinkley.Ferguson referred to him as arguably the “best in the country” at his position.“He’ll make some unbelievable digs on balls that we hit that will normally go down,” Ferguson said. “We’ll just have to weather that storm.”Though Brinkley’s digging will bring an added level of difficulty, it’s nothing the Trojans haven’t faced before.To counteract UCI’s defensive strengths, USC will look to senior setter Micah Christenson to orchestrate a strong offensive performance.This year’s co-winner of the Lloyd Ball Award as the nation’s top collegiate setter, Christenson is a 2014 All-American and a setter for the U.S. National Team that won the FIVB World League gold medal last year.“When you get down to brass tacks, Micah is the best setter in our region of the world,” Ferguson said.With so many accolades, it’s obvious that USC’s offense is in the right hands with Christenson.Ferguson is not overly concerned about facing the Anteaters on the road. When the two teams met earlier this season in Irvine, there was a significant number of Trojan fans in the crowd.“It’s in the heart of Trojan mation,” Ferguson said. “It’s a place where we feel comfortable playing.”Overall, the team seems confident and motivated to dominate the Anteaters.The Trojans will face UCI at 7:30 p.m. at the Bren Center in Irvine.last_img read more