NeNe Leakes Begins Performances in Chicago on Broadway

first_img from $49.50 Related Shows View Comments Chicago Spice it up for mama! NeNe Leakes will return to Broadway as Chicago’s Keeper of the Keys on November 23, replacing Carol Woods. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is scheduled to play a limited engagement as Matron “Mama” Morton in the Tony-winning revival through December 20.Leakes is best known for her appearances on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta; she made her Broadway and stage debut last year as Cinderella’s wicked stepmother Madame in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Additional acting credits include Glee.Chicago also currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.last_img read more


Basic Beekeeping

first_imgKeith Fielder, Extension agent and county coordinator in Putman County, will lead the class. Fielder is a sideline beekeeper with around 40 production colonies. He attributes his passion for beekeeping to his Irish and English ancestors who came to Georgia in the late 1700s.He has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer on apicultural topics at state, national and international levels. Fielder serves on the staff of the annual Young Harris College-University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute and is the director of the UGA Welsh Honey Judging Program. He is also a Georgia Master Beekeeper and a Senior Welsh Honey Judge with international experience. In 2009 the Georgia Beekeepers Association named Fielder Beekeeper of the Year in recognition of outstanding service to Georgia apiculture.In addition to receiving instruction from a Georgia Master Beekeeper, participants in the beginner’s class can receive one hour of private — category 10 and 1 hour of commercial — category 21 Georgia pesticide credit for attendance. Refreshments will be provided. The class is open to the general public, but attendees are asked to RSVP by Aug. 1 by calling (706) 342-2214. A beginner’s beekeeping class will be presented at the University of Georgia Extension Office in Morgan County on Aug. 7. The class will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Morgan County Extension Office at 440 Hancock St. in Madison. There is no charge for attendance thanks to a sponsorship by the Sumner Agency of Tifton. Topics will include how to get started, basic beekeeping equipment and assembly, colony site selection, where to get bees, whether to choose colonies or package bees and how to manage honeybee colony diseases and pests. last_img read more


The social media etiquette of ‘Friending’ coworkers

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do you ‘friend’ your co-workers? Many do, but the pros at OfficeTeam want you to keep a few things in mind.“While the lines between our personal and professional lives continue to blur, not everyone’s comfortable connecting with colleagues on digital channels,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam. “Before friending or following someone, check if that individual has other coworkers in their networks. When in doubt, let fellow employees make the first move online.”Britton added, “Interacting with colleagues on social media can help build stronger relationships. But it should be done with care — you might not want to share everything with work friends that you would with closer personal contacts.” continue reading »last_img read more


Renovated Queenslander-style home at Ipswich has hit the market

first_img18 Bowen St, Woodend. Photo: realestate.com.auFor the first time in 105 years, this flood-free Ipswich home has hit the market.The property at 18 Bowen St, Woodend is for sale with a price tag of $549,000.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been raised and renovated.Upstairs you will find three large bedrooms with original French doors.The new kitchen has granite benchtops and a large walk-in pantry.Downstairs there’s a fourth bedroom with a large walk-in robe and massive storage cupboard.There’s also a huge media/lounge room.To organise an inspection phone Scott Reeves from Ray White Ipswich, or June Frank from Walkers Real Estate Ipswich.last_img read more


No dedicated red light district

first_imgStuff co.nz 12 August 2014The Christchurch City Council has scrapped plans to provide street workers with temporary facilities on Manchester St because no-one could agree on a site.The council had been working on a voluntary accord with the Prostitutes’ Collective since November, promising to provide port-a-loos, a needle receptacle, lighting and security cameras.Council strategic policy unit manager Alan Bywater said two potential sites for the temporary facilities had been identified, but both options fell through due to opposition from nearby residents and businesses.The first was opposite the St Luke’s Church on Manchester St, the other where the national library used to be, also on Manchester St.“The accord is really the only option that’s come forward and we’ve taken a step back from that,” Bywater told a public meeting last night.Manchester St residents, fed up with noise and rubbish outside their homes, met with city councillors, police and social agencies to discuss their concerns.Shirley-Papanui councillor Ali Jones said the fact the accord had failed to move forward after months of work showed a law change was the only way to address the issues.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/10372441/Street-workers-hopes-dashedlast_img read more


Gill to step down

first_img In a statement released on the club’s official website, the 55-year-old said his summer departure would allow United to “refresh themselves with new management and ideas”. It was also confirmed that executive vice chairman Ed Woodward would replace Gill as chief executive. Gill joined United as their finance director in February 1997 and assumed the role of chief executive in September 2003. He is to remain as a club director. Press Association “It has been the greatest privilege to serve Manchester United for 16 wonderful years – the last 10 of which as its chief executive,” Gill said. “I have worked alongside the finest manager in the history of the game and been part of what I consider to be the best club in the best sport in the world. “It has been a very hard decision because I love this club and, as the fans’ banner says, it is, ‘more than a religion’. I’ve experienced some incredible highs, such as the Treble in 1999 and the League and Champions League double in 2008, and lows, like losing the title with the last kick of the season last year. But that is what makes this club and this sport so compelling. “However, I have always been conscious of the fact that, as a member of staff, I was always just a temporary custodian of this marvellous institution. I am also of the view that all businesses need to refresh themselves with new management and ideas and after 10 years in charge I believe it is appropriate for someone new to pick up the baton.” Gill has enjoyed a fruitful working relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson and last year sanctioned the naming of a stand after him. The Scot paid tribute to the outgoing Gill, who remains as the vice chairman of the Football Association and a nominee for the UEFA Executive Committee. He admitted he had tried to persuade Gill to change his mind, saying: “I have been at United for over 26 years and for 23 of those years my boss has been one of only two men: Martin Edwards, who brought me to the club, and David Gill. I have enjoyed working with both. “David has been a magnificent chief executive. Of course, we have had a million arguments, but I have always enjoyed them because I know that David has two great qualities: he is straight and he always puts Manchester United first. No disagreement is ever personal with him. He always wants the best for United, whether it’s the players, the training ground or the staff. “Him stepping down is a big loss to me but the fact that he is staying on the board encourages me that the reason for his departure is heartfelt, that he believes it is time for the club to move on. If I could have found a way of persuading him to stay I would love to have done that. But he has made his decision and I respect him for it.” center_img David Gill has announced he is to stand down as Manchester United’s chief executive on June 30.last_img read more


Flamini: Gunners have firepower

first_img The Gunners added the Community Shield to their FA Cup success by beating a disjointed Manchester City side 3-0 at Wembley on Sunday. The challenges which lie ahead over the next nine months will of course prove significantly tougher than those offered by Manuel Pellegrini’s team, who had Willy Caballero in goal ahead of England’s Joe Hart, several other regulars missing after World Cup duty and summer signings Bacary Sagna and Frank Lampard watching on from the stands. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini is confident Arsenal’s summer additions can give the squad what was missing to finally last the distance in the ‘marathon’ race for the Barclays Premier League title next season. Wenger is keen to bring in another defender after allowing captain Thomas Vermaelen to join Barcelona, with Olympiacos’ Kostas Manolas a reported target. Chambers, signed from Southampton for £16m, has impressed in his pre-season appearances. The 19-year-old is determined to continue his progress. Speaking to Arsenal Player, Chambers said: “It has been quite a whirlwind of a few weeks. I am taking every day as it comes, just concentrating on what I am doing next. “I am really enjoying it here and everyone has welcomed me really well. I just want to play the best I can and show everyone what I can do.” Arsenal’s German World Cup winning trio are now back at the club’s Hertfordshire base, with Lukas Podolski tweeting a smiling photo of himself, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil all in their training kit. Nevertheless, Flamini believes adding the likes of £30million Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and promising young defender Calum Chambers show Arsenal now have the strength in depth to sustain a title challenge, which last season faded badly at the start of 2014. “We have signed a few really good players, and that is excellent for us, because we have added a lot of quality to the team – we were already strong last season, but now we have added even more,” Flamini said. “Last season was good for us, even though we did collapse (in the league) over a couple of months. “Now we are ready, with a strong team that has a lot of quality to be able to fight to the end.” Flamini added: “Of course this (win over Manchester City) will be good for the confidence to start the season, but we have to be focused because the season will be a long one, as you say here in England we must not forget that it is a marathon and not a sprint, so we have to make sure that we keep going until the end. “But to win another title after the FA Cup is obviously very positive for us and shows that we are going in the right way. “We have shown that we are very strong, now we have to be ready for the next game.” Arsenal host Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, before heading to Istanbul the following week for the first leg of what is a crunch Champions League play-off against Besiktas. Press Associationlast_img read more


Prepared to bat anywhere for Team India: Hanuma Vihari

first_imgHamilton: Hanuma Vihari, who scored a gritty hundred in the ongoing three-day practice game against New Zealand XI, on Friday said he is ready to bat anywhere for India in the upcoming two-match Test series starting February 21.Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, who are expected to fight it out for the opener’s slot in the first Test against the Black Caps, came out with disappointing performances as they were out for a duck each on the opening day of the warm-up game.With Rohit Sharma out injured, Mayank Agarwal, who also failed with the bat, will have a new partner against the Black Caps.Coming in at No. 6, Vihari scored a hundred and alongwith Cheteshwar Pujara, shared a 195-run stand for the sixth wicket and took India out of troubled waters, who at one stage were struggling at 38/4.“As a player, I am prepared to bat anywhere. As of now, I have not been informed anything. As I said before as well, if the team requires me to bat wherever, I am ready to bat,” said Vihari, who retired after scoring 101.“Initially, I thought the extra bounce surprised us. (In) the couple of matches I played against New Zealand A, the pitch didn’t do as much as what it did in the morning today,” said Vihari on the challenging wicket on offer.“Once we adjusted, me and Puji (Pujara’s nickname), we got our eye in, then we knew we had to bat long and that’s exactly what we did,” Vihari said.“Maybe we will get pitches like these because New Zealand’s strength is their fast bowling. They have a very experienced bowling attack but it’s good that we got some time in the middle and we experienced these conditions.“They were tough and it’s good to experience tough conditions before the series and we’re happy with the way the day went,” he said. IANSAlso Read: Hanuma Vihari Joins Tendulkar in The Elite List After 2nd Innings FiftyAlso Watch: International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed at Assam Startup the Nest in Guwahatilast_img read more


Trojans can’t keep up with Anteaters

first_imgIn the battle of the bullpens Tuesday night at Dedeaux Field, USC was let down not by its pitching, but by its dormant bats in a 3-1 loss to UC Irvine.Erratic performance · Sophomore pitcher Nigel Nootbaar (above) allowed two runs while walking three batters in three innings of work. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanAll season long, the Trojan (11-17) bullpen has been the source of frustration and agony for head coach Dan Hubbs. His relievers have been inconsistent, unpredictable and generally representative of their youth. So it might have raised a few eyebrows when Hubbs deemed Tuesday’s matchup a “bullpen game.”But while the ’pen came through for Hubbs, the Trojan bats did not.Sophomore Nigel Nootbaar, the Trojans’ most reliable reliever for most of the season, started on the mound. He went three innings, surrendering three walks and hitting two batsmen, but escaped with only two runs allowed. Those two runs, however, proved to be all the Anteaters (17-8) needed.“Nigel was pretty erratic,” Hubbs said. “And that’s disappointing, because we need him to be better.”Both the Trojans and Anteaters finished with five hits apiece. Though Irvine only gave up two free base runners — one walk and one hit batsman — USC gifted nine free passes with six walks and three hit batters. And the Anteaters capitalized, as runners who reached via the walk scored two of their three runs.“I felt like we gave them everything,” Hubbs said. “They did nothing offensively. So it’s disappointing to lose a game like that.”After getting double-digit hits in their last four games, USC came away with just five against Irvine. Evan Brock went four complete innings for Irvine, allowing just three hits and one run. The Anteater bullpen came in strong behind him, tossing five full innings of shutout baseball to close the door on USC.“I would have taken [three runs],” Hubbs said. “I thought we would have been able to do more against their bullpen day. We weren’t as competitive as I would have liked.”The Trojans lapsed into some old habits that plagued them at the beginning of the year but looked to be dying until tonight. USC struck out seven times, which isn’t awful. What is awful is the amount of unproductive outs made.“We had 11 ‘nothing’ fly ball outs,” Hubbs said. “That was 11 that just gave us no chance. Add the seven strikeouts, that’s 18 outs that we just handed them. We have to be better than that.”Senior second baseman Adam Landecker went 0-for-3 against the Anteaters after going 7-for-12 with three RBIs over the weekend in Berkley.“Games like this, you gotta piece things together,” Landecker said. “In a game that each team only has five hits, you gotta execute the small things.”That lack of execution — the “nothing outs” that USC made tonight — is what seems to frustrate Hubbs most.“We need to force teams have to make plays,” Hubbs said. “You just hit a ball straight up in the air, they don’t have to do much. Strike out and they don’t have to do anything. We have to be more competitive in those spots.”The Trojans need to rebound quickly, as Mark Appel and the Stanford Cardinal come to Dedeaux Field beginning this Friday. Appel could be the first overall pick in this year’s MLB draft, and Hubbs said he expects more tight game this weekend.last_img read more


Morozov, Collatz named USC’s top scholar-athletes

first_imgJunior swimmer Vladimir Morozov and sophomore discus thrower Alexandra Collatz were named USC Student Athletes of the Week on Monday after each shined in their respective competitions.Morozov led the charge for the USC swim and dive team at the NCAA championship meet in Indianapolis last weekend.  The 2012 London Olympic bronze medalist broke the NCAA record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 40.76. The historic performance earned USC its first NCAA title in the event since 1974.But this was just one of Morozov’s many conquests. He also helped give the Trojans’ first 400-yard freestyle relay championship since 1977 when he teamed up with sophomore Cristian Quintero and juniors Dimitri Colupaev and Jack Wagner to post a school record time of 2:48.33.Morozov led a USC team that broke 16 school records during the meet, including on all five relays. USC finished fourth overall in the meet, the school’s highest finish in 12 year’s and best since USC head coach Dave Salo took over in 2006.In contrast to Morozov’s sensational finish to his season, Collatz’s track and field season is only just beginning, though the sophomore is off to a strong start. Last weekend, she won the discus title at the Cal-Nevada Championships in La Jolla, Calif., with a mark of 178-6, second furthest in the country by a college female this year.  The throw was also Collatz’s personal best.The Bakersfield, Calif., native has already won the discus title in the Trojan Invitational and the Beach Classic during the month of March.  This early-season success comes on the heels of an impressive freshman campaign, in which Collatz set the school freshman discus throw record in her first collegiate track meet, only to best that mark later in the season with a 177-11 mark. That mark put her in second place on USC’s all-time list, trailing only Kate Hutchinson’s school record of 189-5 in 2006.last_img read more