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Impossible things are happening every day! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, returned for its second season on August 25 with a behind-the-scenes look at the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Correspondent Amber Milt goes backstage to meet Paige Faure and Andy Huntington Jones, who play Ella and Prince Topher, respectively, in the magic musical. Milt also speaks with book writer Douglas Carter Beane, who talks about how he re-imagined the classic tale for a new generation. Click play! Broadway Balances America View Comments
If she is a hiker or skier, pick up a few pairs of Lorpen socks to put a smile on her face. Lorpen has been keeping my feet happy for the last couple of years. The Lorpen Tri-layer Light Hikers are equally adept at keeping feet feeling good while on the trail or an urban adventure. The Tri-Layer Light Hikers are not just any sock, these socks sport three layers of technology which all aid in keeping feet comfortable, dry and at the proper temperature. The Ski Tri-Layer socks are excellent in both ski boots and city boots. From the slopes to the après ski, the Ski Tri-Layer socks keeps toes warm and arches feeling supported with the blend of merino wool prima loft yarn. If you or your gift recipient’s feet are big, make sure you order up a size large. MSRP: Tri-Layer Light Hikers $17.99; Ski Tri-Layer socks $21.99.Finally, if your valentine is a runner, the Merrell Mix Master Glide shoes will help you spread cheer. These Merrell shoes literally feel like bedroom slippers. They are a little too thin on padding for me to use as trail shoes, but perfect for road runners and those who prefer trails covered in crushed surfaces. The Mix Master Glide shoes with their 4 mm toe to heel rise provide the closest thing to the barefoot running movement that I have been able to handle while still offering adequate support, padding and protection. The shoes are super breathable and quick draining on runs that lead you through streams or on rainy days. I find myself wanting to slip these on even on rest days when I am out and about running errands. They make my feet feel so good. As an added bonus, the Mix Master Glides are vegan friendly—really. No animals were harmed in the production of these kicks. My recommendation is to order up ½ size to ensure adequate toe space. MSRP $100.00 Some girls expect chocolate, flowers and a fancy dinner on Valentine’s Day. Others, yours truly included, hope for new gear. New gear can serve as the catalyst to inspire us to plan an adventure to some place that we have wanted to explore. The gift need not be a big ticket item to instill inspiration. I’ll admit that something as simple as a new map given to me by a friend, encouraged me to plan a backpacking trip to a nearby wilderness area. It does not take much, to encourage a new adventure. Most important, long after the excitement of the gift has waned, what remains are the unforgettable memories created. This review is focused on a few of our favorite gift ideas, no matter what category your mate falls into, to help you and your valentine create your own unforgettable experiences.For the weekend warrior and day hiker consider the Eureka! Panther Peak 30L day pack—Eureka! may have designed the penultimate day pack. I have been hiking with the Panther Peak 30L pack for the last seven months. The Panther Peak 30L pack is the perfect size for day hikes in the mountains when you need to carry water, snacks and an extra layer. It also functions well as an overnight bag for a quick trip out of town. I even used it as my carry on for my travels out West this past summer and then relied on it to supply me during day hikes in the Rocky Mountains. It would also make a great extra pack to bring along on longer backpacking trips where you plan to take day long excursions out of a base camp area. The pack sports plenty of pockets and storage areas, including a hydration pocket as wells as a blaze orange rain cover. The comfort and fit of the Panther Peak 30L pack is exceptional. MSRP $79.99For the nature lover and camper, how about a Latitude Sleeping Bag from High Peak—High Peak, known for their outstanding line of backpacks, is proving to be a serious contender in the sleeping bag market. I have recently discovered the High Peak Alpinizmo Latitude 0ºF sleeping bag and put it through the paces. It is perfect for camping on chilly and cold nights. The mummy style of the Alpinizmo Latitude bag reduces the risk of cold toes, and the length of the bag was plenty sufficient for my 5’11” frame. The sleeping bag outer features a rip stop nylon for durability. The liner, made of a unique, lightweight, breathable fabric radiates body heat to aid in regulating body temperature by allowing excess moisture to wick away while retaining body heat. The bag is insulated with a synthetic blend of solid and hollow fibers, not down, for added warmth and comfort. If you have ever shopped for a reliable sleeping bag rated to 0ºF, you know they can be quite pricey. High Peak tends to be a value leader in back packs and sleeping bags. Of all of their products that I have owned, I have been quite satisfied with the functionality, durability and most importantly they tend to be offered at a much more reasonable price point. The Latitude Sleeping bag comes in three temperature options: (20ºF/-6ºC, 0ºF/-17ºC and -5ºF/-20ºC). MSRP: $142.00 (20°), $155.00 (0°), and $158.00 (-5°)For the adventure traveler, you will score big points with the Eagle Creek World Traveler Pack-It System Set and the Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Set. Long known for their reliable and quality luggage and packs, Eagle Creek has introduced a new line of packing solutions. These two items provide travelers a means of getting and staying organized. How will these products make travelling better, you ask, one word—organization. The World Traveler System Set comes with three items (1) the folder—which allows your traveler to pack up to 12 shirts or pairs of pants with fewer wrinkles; (2) the cube—which accommodates items that are capable of being rolled up- think t-shirts, socks and undergarments; and (3) the pouch—perfect for cosmetics and toiletries. This packing system works well with a rolling suitcase, duffle bag or larger backpack and allows you to separate the clothes for separate parts of your trip, which can be a big help, especially when a trip involves business and leisure travel. The Specter Cube Set provides a second lightweight organizational option. The cubes are translucent which allows you to see what you have packed in each one without emptying the contents. The Specter Cube Set is perfect for keeping a backpack organized. These packing aids add compartments and organization where it otherwise does not exist. The Eagle Creek products also feature a lifetime warranty. Seeing is believing with the Eagle Creek Pack-It System. MSRP: World Traveler Set $40.00; Specter Cube Set: $35.00.
Nigel Stapleton, chairman and trustee of the defined benefit (DB) scheme, said: “The buy-in provides greater certainty and assurance about the future costs of providing members’ pensions, and we see this as a positive and prudent way of managing the overall funding and risk of the scheme.”Andy Agg, chief financial officer at National Grid, which is a FTSE 100 company, said the deal was “an important step in our long-term strategy to reduce the level of risk within our pension arrangements”.The transaction with National Grid is the third buy-in in quick succession to have been announced by Rothesay.Last month it disclosed a £3.8bn buy-in for drinks company Pernod Richard’s UK DB scheme, which followed a £4.7bn ‘buy-in to buyout’ deal with technology company Telent.The news of National Grid’s deal takes to more than £30bn the value of buy-in and buyout announced so far this year, compared with a previous record of £24bn last year. Experts expect further deals to close this quarter, and also point to a strong pipeline of transactions for next year.The high level of activity in the de-risking market has been due to a combination of factors, including stalling life expectancy improvements and improved funding levels.At the end of September Rothesay and Prudential said they would appeal against a high court judgment blocking the transfer of £12bn of assets, covering 400,000 annuity policyholders, from Prudential to Rothesay.Charlie Finch, partner at consultancy LCP, had said the ruling could pave the way for an increase in insurers’ capacity for bulk annuities. The £20bn (€22bn) National Grid UK Pension Scheme recently completed a £2.8bn buy-in with Rothesay Life, the life insurer announced today.The buy-in policy is in respect of the benefits payable to pensioners aged 70 or less in Section A of the scheme, which has around 100,000 members, mostly from National Grid’s gas transmission and distribution businesses. It is closed to new members.The transaction was complex, according to Sammy Cooper-Smith, co-head of business development at Rothesay.“Our sophisticated risk management systems allowed us to provide economic certainty to the trustees ahead of transacting despite volatile market conditions in recent weeks,” he said.
Marie E. Oliger, 97, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Crownpointe Senior Living Community in Greensburg.Born February 28, 1919 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward G. and Adelaide J. (Enxel) Welage.She was a 1937 graduate of Greensburg High School and 1940 graduate of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She worked as a registered nurse in Indianapolis, Martinsville, and then the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg for several years.She served in the Navy Nurse Corps during WW II from 1944-46. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.She was married to Richard E. Oliger on May 21, 1949 and he preceded her in death on August 3, 1998.She is survived by one daughter, Susan (Michael) Powers, one son, Peter (Lora) Oliger; two brothers, Roger W. Welage, Vincent P. Welage; two sisters, Mildred A. Moeller, Marjorie J. Mahan; six grandchildren, Melinda Powers, Marcia Powers, Cody Patrick Oliger, Casy Lee Oliger, Brady Eric Oliger, Pete J. Oliger.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; four brothers, Robert Welage, Richard Welage, Edward Welage, Leonard Welage.Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Cemetery with a military graveside honor.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Furlong (calf), Taarabt (groin) and Vargas (muscular problem) returned to training this week after missing last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham through injuries. The trio will have to pass late fitness tests. Midfielder Joey Barton will complete a ban while defender Richard Dunne and midfield pair Leroy Fer and Alejandro Faurlin are still sidelined with knee problems. Boss Chris Ramsey views the game as a “cup final” with both London sides battling to avoid relegation. Rangers have lost their last three games, including a 2-1 home defeat to Ramsey’s former side Tottenham last time out, and are 18th in the standings – three points adrift of safety. Palace are 12th but only eight points above QPR. “I think anybody who can’t consider themselves mathematically safe are always going to be looking over their shoulders,” Ramsey said. “We want to drag them closer to us. We want to have as many teams as possible close to the dogfight to give ourselves a chance to stay in the league.” Ramsey took over last month following the resignation of Harry Redknapp. When the change took place, Ramsey knew he faced a huge challenge to keep QPR in the top flight. “We understand this game is a cup final for us,” he said. “You don’t have to say much to the players. Everyone wants to stay in the division. “All of our games are a must-win from now on. Everyone is fighting and we have to win soon in order not to become detached.” Striker Glenn Murray is also available again following suspension, but midfielder Mile Jedinak continues his four-game ban. Fraizer Campbell and Marouane Chamakh (hamstring) are both out, while Jordon Mutch is also missing with a thigh strain. Manager Alan Pardew wants Crystal Palace to repay their fans with some overdue home wins to keep Selhurst Park ‘rocking’ against Rangers. The Eagles have not won at home since beating Tottenham on January 10, in stark contrast with their away form with five wins from the last six. Pardew intends to halt that unwanted statistic against a team with the worst away record in the league. “We owe it to our fans, our paying customers, that we produce results here, because that is how you keep them turning up every week,” Pardew said at a press conference. “Frankly, the home form since the start of the season has not been good, and we have to improve it. “We have done enough away from home to stay in the division already, but our home form does not reflect what it should be, so that is where the improvement needs to gain some momentum. “Our stadium needs to be rocking tomorrow, and if we want to keep it where it is in terms of that support, we have to give them wins.” QPR are hoping defender Darnell Furlong, midfielder Adel Taarabt and forward Eduardo Vargas will recover in time. Crystal Palace will have on-loan Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo back from a hamstring injury for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match against QPR. Press Association
LAST year the World Squash Federation (WSF) was once again denied in their bid to have the sport of squash added to the roster of the Summer Olympic. Nonetheless the body continues to keep its hopes high and is now looking towards 2024.Many squash players are looking forward to that historic year when the sport will be included though, and they will have the esteemed privilege of representing their country at the world’s most esteemed multisport event.Here in Guyana local squash star Shomari Wiltshire, is among the world’s players anxiously awaiting that moment.The junior Caribbean champion says that once squash makes it to the Olympics he’s hoping to do the same. In the interim he’s looking at the Commonwealth Games, the next edition of which is set for 2018 in Australia.“I would hope to represent Guyana at the Commonwealth Games and possibly the Olympics if squash becomes an Olympic sport,” young Wiltshire says.When the time comes around there is no doubt that Shomari would merit his selection to the national team. At just 13 years old Shomari has already represented Guyana both regionally and internationally, not to mention several local titles he has under his belt.Apart from being the Boys’ Under-13 Caribbean champion, Shomari is also the National Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 squash champion.His Caribbean champion title won earlier this year was his second consecutive win at the annual tournament.Shomari has also played in the St Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Open, as well as at the international Junior U.S. Open and the Junior Canadian Open. In the Junior Canadian Open in 2015 he finished sixth in the Under-13 category.Shomari was encouraged to get into the sport after most of his family members were already into the sport – Shomari is the son of former Caribbean champion Garfield Wilshire and brother of fellow junior Caribbean champions, Akeila and Larissa Wiltshire.He started out in the sport in 2009 at just six years old. In 2010 he started competing at the national level and in 2012 he became a part of the national junior team at the Caribbean competition.“The enjoyment of sports motivates me to continue playing and participating even if it isn’t in a competition. Some of the most advantageous things that I have taken away from being a part of sports are: I get exercise and it is a form of recreation. I have also been able to travel to many different countries,” he said.His inaugural performance on the regional scene impressed many, and saw his peers giving him the nickname ‘Shomwow’ because he just wowed the crowd. Shomari has been a recurring component of the national junior team at the CASA ever since.And last year, when the event was held in Barbados, he won his first individual Caribbean title. Next year Shomari will graduate to the next age level – the Under-15 – and already has his sights set of going for the title in this new category. As a matter of fact Shomari is aspiring to hold a title in all of the age categories he passes through.“My goal for the near future is to win every Caribbean squash title until the Under-19 level which is the final level for the junior tournament,” Shomari shared.He attributes his success to all those who’ve been a part of his training and who helped him one way or another throughout the years.“I would like to thank my coaches, especially national coach Carl Ince, my dad, Robert Fernandes, Nyron Joseph, my fitness trainer Kezqweyah Yisrael, and my massage therapist Cathy Paul, as well as my sisters, mother and other team members and their parents for their support,” Shomari said.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India stared at an embarrassing defeat after Alastair Cook’s fairytale farewell knock and Joe Root’s classy hundred enabled England to pile more misery on the visitors during the penultimate day of the fifth Test. Cook made dogged 147 off 286 balls in his final knock while skipper Root roared back to form with a stylish 125, his first hundred in 28 innings, as the duo grinded the Indian bowling into submission with a 259-run stand.Deflated after fielding for over 112 overs, India’s wobbly top-order once again faltered with Shikhar Dhawan (1), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) and Virat Kohli (0) dismissed in quick succession with day end score being 58 for 3. With 406 runs required on the final day and seven wickets in hand, an embarrassing 1-4 series defeat looks imminent for India as of now.Scorecard: Here’s the latest scoreard of 5th Test b/w India and EnglandHere are the LIVE Updates of England vs India, 5th Test, Day 4:#Stumps! India 58/3, need 406 runs to win. Lokesh Rahul 46 (51); Ajinkya Rahane 10 (47)#Out! The ghosts of 2014 are back. Virat Kohli played an irresponsible shot. It was nothing shot completely needless. As they says ‘Vinashkale Viprit Budhhi’ (Mind doesn’t work when end nears). He scored a beautiful duck. India 2/3.#OUT! What are they doing here? Repeating 2014!! Anderson strikes twice as he removes Pujara. he didn’t bother the scorer. #OUT! Anderson strikes early. Dhawan continues with his poor form. Threw away his wicket when they had a massive target to chase.#Welcome back! Dhawan and Rahul will open India’s innings. Anderson will start the proceeding for England.#OUT! Sam Curran departs and with that England declares their second innings with a massive lead of 463 runs. #OUT! End of stokes’ blitzkrieg. But he has already done the damage. Stokes c Rahul b Jadeja 37(36)#Welcome back! Sam Curran and Ben Stokes will resume England’s innings. Kohli brings Jadeja right after the tea break.#Tea break! Score after 105 overs: England 359-6# OUT! Another wicket down. Jadeja scalps Buttler. The way England players are playing now, they might not need to declare the innings.# Out Bowled! Shami removes Bairstow. Bowls it full and the ball took the inside edge and shattered the wickets. England would not mind too much as they have already taken big lead.# Score after 101 overs: England 350-5# OUT! Hanuma Vihari removes Alastair Cook as well at 147, ENG 321/4# OUT! Hanuma Vihari scalps Joe Root at 125, ENG 321/3# After 92 overs, ENG 317/2 with Cook (145) and Root (123) out at crease# FOUR! by Cook, ENG 262/2 # Till LUNCH, ENG 243/2 with a lead of 283 runs# Alastair Cook hits his 33rd ton in Test cricket, ENG 230/2 with 69.1 overs# FOUR! By Alastair Cook (95) eyes to hit ton, ENG 223/2# After 65 overs, ENG 210/2 with Cook (89) and Root (77) out in the middle# FOUR! By Joe Root, ENG 187/ 2# Joe Root hits fifty, cements English innings with Alastair Cook# 100 runs Partnership between Cook and Root, ENG 163/2# FOUR! By Alastair Cook to Ravindra Jadeja, ENG 139/2# After 50 overs, ENG 134/2 with Cook (59) and Root (33) at crease.Stumps on Day 3 of the 5th Test.England 332 & 114/2, lead India 292 by 154 runs.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/P2srdAjAzE— BCCI (@BCCI) September 9, 2018#Hello and welcome to News Nation live updates on India vs England, 5th Test, Day 4: Alastair Cook and Skipper Joe Root are still at the crease and would look to extend their lead as much as possible. Cook, in his final act, would also like to end his international career on a high. India, on the other hand would like some early wickets to end the series with some pride. Stay with as us we provide you all the latest updates on India vs England, Oval Test.
Glenn Hoddle has told the Press Association he would like to return to Chelsea but accepts they will probably appoint another foreign manager.Hoddle had a three-year spell as Blues boss during the mid-1990s before leaving to manage England.The 54-year-old said: “I did a good job when I was there and a lot of Chelsea fans actually say when I meet them ‘thanks for what you did because we started something there’.AdChoices广告“Chelsea hadn’t done much for 27 years and they could start to see the progression that was coming very quickly. It has obviously been taken on since Ken Bates was chairman and [former vice-chairman] Matthew Harding died.“It has been taken on with new owners and the rest is history, but I think they will go foreign.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
GT Panthers and Fruta U-20 are the latest two teams to register wins in the 2019 Limacol football tournament following matches on Wednesday evening. In the opening game, Panthers picked up their win through a needling effort by Vincent Thomas in the 13th minute and never looked back.In the other game, Fruta U-20 mauled Buxton Stars 8-1.Lead by Nicholas McArthur in the 35th, 46th and 87th, the U-20 side were all over their East Coast opponents.Ryan Hackette (29th, 49th), Wayne Barker (73rd, 74th) and Dihara Thomas (84th) were names on the score sheet as Jamali Major (63rd) recorded Buxton’s only goal in the game.In the latest standings, Santos U-20 side lead the Group A with three wins from three games and goal difference of 7 while second-place Timehri Panthers have played two games and won one, losing the other for a total of three points and a negative-one goal difference.Black Pearl and Camptown FC have one point with a goal difference of negative-three but the former have one match left while the latter have played all the matches in the round.In the Group B, Fruta U-20 lead the way with nine points after three wins from three games and a goal difference of 14 while second-place of the group belongs to Buxton Stars, who have one win, one draw and one loss for a total of four points and a negative-six goal difference.GFC sit third with three points with one win and two losses from the maximum number of games and a goal difference of -2 while Northern Rangers have a negative-six goal difference and one point from three games with two losses and a draw.Group C has leaders Riddim Squad from two games with six wins and a goal difference of six while second-place GT Panthers have the same number of points from three games (two wins and a loss) and a negative-one goal difference.Beacon have one point and a negative goal difference after one win and one draw from their two games while Pouderoyen have one point from their three games (one win) and a negative-four goal difference.In Group D, Pele lead the way with two wins and a draw on seven points with a goal difference of seven while Mahaica Determinators sit second just one point behind, with two wins and a loss and one goal difference.In third, Dynamics Football Club have four points after one win, one loss and one draw with a negative-one goal difference while Police B end the tournament winless and with a goal difference of negative-seven.Matches continue today with the last of the third-round matches featuring Timehri Panthers playing against Black Pearl from 19:00hrs and Riddim Squad playing Beacon from 21:00hrs.Meanwhile, on Sunday, the first quarter-final will take place and will see Santos U-20 take on Buxton Stars and Pele play GT Panthers.
“The programme has over the years helped us to get good players and that is why we are the number one country in West and Central Africa Zone.“Our leadership position is undoubtedly secured and on the continent as a whole, we are going higher as well judging by our performance in the last African Junior Championship where we had our best outing ever,” he stated.The 2016 edition taking place at the National Stadium, Lagos enters its penultimate day today with Marylove Edward, who topped Pool B battling Toyin Asogba and Angel Mcleod, winner of Pool A, confronting Fortune Aniso in the semifinals of the girl’s 16&under.Thursday was a memorable day for Kodian Tennis Foundation from Rivers as Amiyefor Jim Jaja, Timipre Maxwell, Victor Tom-Friday and David Dawariye all progressed to the semifinals of their various categories.The Lagos edition featuring over 130 players across the country is the second in the series as Kaduna hosted the first phase while the final phase will also hold in Lagos towards the end of the year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Junior Tennis Head Coach, Mohammed Ubale, has stated that the NNPC Junior Tennis Championship, among other developmental tournaments, will secure Nigeria’s top position in West and Central Africa.Nigeria has been the team to beat in the zone which has 16 countries and Ubale said the gap between Nigeria and others are widening by the years due to the nation’s commitment to junior programmes.“The players are doing a lot to prove themselves knowing that this is one of the platforms at which we select players into our junior national teams.