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Jennifer Holliday Cancels Inauguration Performance

first_img And she is telling you…she’s not going.One day after the announcement of Jennifer Holliday’s involvement in a celebratory concert on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in and Holliday’s subsequent confirmation, the Dreamgirls Tony winner has decided to back out of the planned performance. In a letter provided to The Wrap, Holliday affirmed her commitment to stand with LGBT community and apologized for her “lapse of judgment.”Holliday, who recently concluded her return to Broadway in The Color Purple, came under fire on January 13 from members of the theater community—including fans, fellow performers and journalists—following her decision to perform. “I don’t have a dog in this fight,” Holliday told The New York Times as reactions poured in. “I’m just a singer, and it’s a welcome concert for the people on the mall.”“Regretfully, I did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal beliefs and be mistaken for support of Donald Trump and Mike Pence,” Holliday said in her new statement. “My only choice must now be to stand with the LGBT Community and to state unequivocally that I WILL NOT PERFORM FOR THE WELCOME CONCERT OR FOR ANY OF THE INAUGURATION FESTIVITIES!”Holliday cited a story from The Daily Beast for drawing her attention to many of the concerns. “The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing me career, and I am deeply indebted to you,” she said. “You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded. Thank you for communicating with me; I had no idea that I still meant so much to all of you.” Jennifer Holliday(Photo provided by Polk & Co.) View Commentslast_img read more

Sentinel girls eager to bump up game at KVC

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt was a downer weekend for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats on the High School Girl’s Volleyball circuit.Playing many of the top teams in the province, the Wildcats finished well down the standings at the Immaculata High School Girl’s Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the Central Okanagan, finishing the two-day affair with a 1-8 record. “This was one of those weekends where we can play really well and come home 0-6,” said head coach Joe Moreira.The Wildcats ran into a buzz saw in the form of top-ranked Kelowna Christian, number two Immaculata and fourth-ranked White Rock Christian, dropping all the matches to finish fifth in the five-team tournament.“Unlike the previous weekend where we played well, regardless of who we were playing, this time we were very inconsistent and we did a horrible job of taking are of the ball when it was on our side of the net,” Moreira explained. “Although I should have been totally surprised — we are a young team — it was a disappointing outing after a very encouraging start (the previous weekend) in Trail.”The Cats have little time to lick their wounds as the team plays host to the annual Kootenay Volleyball Classic beginning Friday at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.Seven teams from the Okanagan and East Kootenay join host Wildcats for the two-day event.The tournament begins at 2 p.m. with Mount Sentinel meeting Osoyoos Rattlers and Selkirk Storm of Kimberley up against A.L. Fortune of Enderby. At 3 p.m. Fernie Falcons the J.L. Crowe Hawks from Trail and Immaculata battles David Thompson Lakers of Invermere.The teams roll into a power pool to determine seeding for the playoff round.The final is set for 3 p.m. [email protected]last_img read more

LVR Bombers need shootout to capture BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship

first_imgPerkins, finishing the tournament as the winner of the Golden Boot with ten goals, converted the lone goal of the game off a corner kick from Laurel Halleran.Perkins, who also won LVR’s Commissioners Award as the team’s top player, finished the game with a “golf-ball-sizes” goose egg on her head after a collision during the game.The teams, tied at the half, played the entire second half and 15 minutes of overtime scoreless.In shootout both teams converted their opportunities before Ida stepped up to the penalty spot.Calmly placing her shot into the net, the score was advantage LVR.Bomber keeper Hanna Quinn then sent the Kootenay Reps into the winner’s circle, saving the next St. Thomas Moore shooter.The shootout was the second time in as many games St Thomas Moore was involved in a tie-breaker.St Thomas Moore edged out St. Michael’s University in shootout after the teams played through a scoreless game.The Championship win for LVR completes a Cinderella spring for the Heritage City school.Last week Bombers boys captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford. Maya Ida scored the winning goal in shootout to spark the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 2-1 victory over St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver in the final of the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday in Campbell River.Ida was the seventh shooter in the thrilling tie-breaker that decided the AA Girl’s Soccer title, the first for LVR since the 1997 and 1998 when the Bombers won back to back provincial titles under the guidance of coach Dave Simpson.”Unbelievable,” said Bomber captain Kyra Burkart when asked following the game about winning the provincial championship.”We talked about winning provincials all season, and as well as we were doing in our tournaments (winning the provincial title) didn’t kick in that it was a reality until I was running in to hug (keeper) Hannah (Quinn) after she saved the last shot,” Burkart added.”This team is the most wonderful group of individuals I’ve ever played with, and I could not be happier or more proud.”This contest was a lot tougher, and closer than the semi final contest won 6-1 over Okanagan Mission by LVR.However, it was once again striker Naomi Perkins leading the Bombers offence, scoring the only goal of the game for the Kootenay Reps.last_img read more

Draymond Green still plans to be defensive player of the year

first_img“It’s good to have our team back,” Green said. “A lot has gone on since all of us was out – in the league. Let’s try to get some normal order restored. That’s the goal.”After playing a career-low 70 games last season, Green – who dealt with various injuries to his shoulder, knee and groin – stepped away from the game this summer to heal. In the two months following the Warriors’ latest title, Green vacationed in Tel Aviv, France, Mexico, and the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos in search of rejuvenation. A hefty summer itinerary hasn’t helped Green’s recent bill of health. He sat out most of the preseason nursing a sore left knee and has missed 13 of the Warriors’ past 15 games with his injured toe.“You work all summer to put yourself in a position to play and something goes wrong,” Green said. “That was the hardest part – not being able to play.”In the last 11 games without Green, the Warriors are giving up 110.5 points per game, 14.1 second-chance points allowed and have surrendered 49.4 points per game in the paint. In a 134-111 loss to the Bucks, the Warriors gave up a season-high 84 points in the paint in Green’s first game out of the lineup this season.“He’s the best defensive player in the league,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “I think our defensive efforts have reflected that in terms of not being as efficient. Not being able to cover as much ground.”Green’s latest journey on the injured list has tested his patience. When he injured the toe initially in November, the three-time all-star pushed himself back into the lineup just a week later, making the injury worse. After nearly a month on the bench, Green, lobbied with the training staff to return for Friday night’s 105-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks – even participating in a pregame workout at Fiserv Forum before agreeing to sit out. Now, Green says he’s learned his lesson.“Tried it my way and it didn’t work out,” Green said. “I was supposed to start back shooting two weeks ago and I got pushed back to [Friday] when we were in Detroit. No complaining for me, it didn’t quite work for me.”The addition of Green comes as the Warriors are finding their footing. With Curry back in the lineup, Golden State has won three straight games, ascending back to the top of the Western Conference. On Friday, the Warriors had their best defensive performance of the season, holding the Bucks – the league’s best 3-point shooting team – to just 17.9 percent from beyond the arc.“Very impressive,” Green said of the game. “Our intensity, our focus on the defensive side was so impressive that when they got open shots they missed em badly. You tend to miss open shots when somebody has been in your grill nonstop. Then you get open and all of a sudden you’re not in rhythm.”With Green back in the fold, the Warriors seem primed to make one of their patented runs. Seven of the team’s next nine games are at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors are 11-2 this season.“A lot of teams have made their runs – we kind of started off hot then hit this little rough patch but that’s okay,” Green said. “It’s a good time for us to make a run.”Green’s return also presents an opportune time to continue his quest for his biggest personal goal of the season: Winning his second career Defensive Player of the Year award. Four seasons ago, San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard beat out Green for the award, despite playing just 64 games – further convincing Green he’d be a worthy candidate for the award this summer.“It’s still on my mind and I’ma get it done.”Related Articles Inside the development of Alen Smailagic, who is a long-term play for the Warriors Why Steve Kerr changed his tune on high schoolers coming straight to the NBA OAKLAND –  Despite playing just 13 games this season, Warriors forward Draymond Green still believes he can achieve his goal of winning Defensive Player of the Year.“I just got to come back and lock the league up,” said Green, who is expected to play Monday night against the Timberwolves. “Which I’m more than capable of doing.”Long considered Golden State’s emotional leader, Green’s brashness has helped push the Warriors to three championships in four years.Now, with the all-star back in the lineup alongside Stephen Curry, Green believes the suddenly-healthy Warriors are primed for a run. Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers center_img Why college basketball is back in San Francisco after 80-year absence Like our Warriors Facebook page for more Warriors news, commentary and conversation. Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season last_img read more

Twice the Curry: Warriors star chows down for YouTube series

first_imgThe two talked about their career paths, Oakland pride, the Warriors’ upcoming move — with a … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceIt’s about time that Stephen Curry met the Curry Up Now folks.The Warriors superstar stopped by one of the restaurant’s food trucks while filming a spot for his “5 Minutes from Home” YouTube series. On this trip from Oracle Arena, he was joined by “Hamilton” and “Blindspotting” star Daveed Diggs, an Oakland native.last_img read more

Photos: 10 images that sum up the Warriors Game 5 win

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors fended off the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, but the 104-99 victory may have come at a price.The Warriors started strong with Klay Thompson setting the tone with his hot shooting and other teammates chipping in. They built the lead to double digits, but momentum swung to the Rockets at the beginning of the second half and an injury to Kevin Durant changed the tone of the game overall. The all-star forward grabbed his right leg in the …last_img read more

Noem My Skollie inspired by the life of writer John W Fredericks

first_imgNoem my Skollie is a film based on the life of South African writer, John W Fredericks. The lead role is played by Dann-Jacques Mouton.Dann-Jacques Mouton, lead character in Noem my Skollie, says to online entertainment magazine that to prepare for the role, he listened to the many stories Boeta John (Fredericks) shared with him. Other things he did included listening to various kinds of music from the 60s. “I also used the costumes to assist me to build the character.” (Image: National Film and Video Foundation)Brand South Africa reporterJohn W Fredericks, writer of the critically acclaimed Noem my Skollie film, has travelled a long road to bring what many consider the most authentic Cape Flats story to the world.[REVIEW] “Noem My Skollie’ is gripping, slick and well made” @TheCitizen_News https://t.co/WguDpfmgJD— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 5, 2016As the film begins its quest to win a nomination for Best Foreign Film at next year’s Oscars, Fredericks says the story behind the film is inspired by his own journey to redemption.Via @Netwerk24 : Die ‘Skollie’ met die stories – John W Frederickshttps://t.co/o7wlDQegi8 pic.twitter.com/gybZJHUIm0— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 5, 2016Based on the true story of Fredericks’ experiences growing up in the impoverished ganglands of the Cape Flats during the 1960s, Noem my Skollie is, according to a host of local and international critics, a riveting film, seeped in authenticity and raw emotion that ultimately celebrates the human spirit.This is Noem My Skollie’s competition at the Oscarshttps://t.co/aSGHcUImdX pic.twitter.com/x2GNmb09Uh— Channel24 (@Channel24) October 12, 2016Comparable to films such as Shawshank Redemption, Tsotsi and City of God, Noem my Skollie follows AB Lonzi, played by Dann-Jacques Mouton, and a group of friends navigating through a world of crime and poverty. After ending up in prison, AB discovers his storytelling talent that uplifts his fellow inmates above the cruel and violent complexities of prison life.On @Heart1049FM this morning at 08:00 – @noemmyskollie dir @DaryneJ & #JohnWFredericks in studio – tune in! pic.twitter.com/oBfcZPLY18— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 1, 2016For the most part, the story of Skollie is also the life of Fredericks, who spent part of his youth in the same Pollsmoor Prison of the film, meeting characters both good and bad, and discovering the power of words to prepare him for adult life.“It’s difficult to describe how I survived psychologically,” Fredericks told the Daily Maverick in October 2016, “but I became tougher, and more determined to change my life around, and that was not easy.”The powerful local drama @NoemMySkollie retained its place at the top of our box office this weekend. Which of these have you seen? pic.twitter.com/IRxyVYTOpF— Cinema Nouveau (@nouveaubuzz) October 17, 2016Inspired by reading discarded books he found in rubbish dumps as a child, Fredericks also developed a deep love for the creative storytelling traditions of the coloured community and some of the more nefarious parts of that culture. Fredericks says he used to love listening to the often graphic, but entertaining tales of old convicts, drug dealers and street characters.“Many [of the youth in the community] aspired to become like them,” he told the Writing Studio website in August 2016, “I found a way out of all this as a writer and storyteller.”Before taking up writing full-time twenty years ago, Fredericks worked as a security guard at a Cape Flats high school. Here, he shared his experiences with young people, warning them off a life of crime and gangsterism with the same stories he had heard as a child.He also gave motivational talks to prisoners, where he met young prisoners eager to change their lives. These talks, coupled with the memories of his own prison experience, gave him the idea to finally put his story on paper, in the hope that its powerful narrative would make an impact on people’s lives.Writing Skollie took time and a toll on Fredericks. “It was a very painful story to tell,” he told the Daily Maverick. “As I was writing, a lot of ugly things surfaced in my mind that I had buried deep in my consciousness, and many a time I found myself in tears as I rolled back the curtain of memories.”Yet Fredericks says the story’s power is not ultimately determined by its violent gangsterism narrative: “It’s about childhood friendship and about loss in adversity… how everyone has a natural gift but how some gifts are harder to find than others. It’s the story of my life.”In between writing the screenplay, Fredericks studied screenwriting and filmmaking at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), and collaborated on a series of acclaimed documentaries, including Mr Devious: My life, about the popular Cape Flats hip hop icon and champion of the community, the late Mario van Rooy.Fredericks gained global recognition with Shooting Bokkie, a biting satirical mockumentary about drug and gang culture on the Cape Flats, and Hard Living Kids: Tomorrow’s Heroes, a more serious look at the effects of gangsterism on township youth.These experiences all built up to the point where he was ready to tell his own story on screen, alongside first-time feature director Daryne Joshua.Noem my Skollie was produced by Maxi-D Productions, with financing and support from kykNET, NFVF and the Department of Trade and Industry.The film has officially been entered for selection by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) for Best Foreign Film.Over 40 000 people in South Africa have seen Skollie, which is currently on circuit. It will be available on DVD and local streaming services in December 2016.Sources: Daily Maverick, 10and5, Mail & Guardian and The Writing Studio.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Unfortunate reason boosts Ohio in egg production rankings

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With avian influenza taking a terrible toll on egg laying operations to the west, Ohio has moved to the top of the list of egg production by state.“We were No. 2. and Ohio is now the No. 1 egg producing state in the country. Darke County just went to the No. 1 egg producing county in the country,” said Sam Custer, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension educator in Darke County.The loss of upwards of 44 million birds in nearly 200 different locations, many in Iowa and Minnesota, devastated the U.S. egg industry and is still sending economic shockwaves throughout agriculture. Though summer heat has slowed down the highly contagious pathogen, Ohio poultry producers remain on high alert.“I think we have probably survived this spring. The warm temperatures have really slowed the virus from spreading. Waterfowl do carry the virus and there will be more concern when the birds start migrating in the fall. Each spring and fall are a concern for us for the next three to five years. We hope that mutation will change the virus to something not as severe as what we are seeing with the current virus,” Custer said. “Biosecurity in Ohio is at a whole new level compared to some of the states out west. It has only increased. You’ll see poultry farms with concrete barriers directing all foot and vehicle traffic to a central location to be sprayed with a disinfectant to kill the virus both going in and out. Guys are really watching it. If we would get an outbreak, guys would not leave the farm. They are still going to church, but that will change if there is an outbreak.”As the current top producing egg state, an avian influenza outbreak in Ohio would have major economic implications.“In Ohio, if we lost six months of production for half of our birds you’d look at 10% less corn consumed over all. It would really affect our grain market,” Custer said. “When we look at Ohio and our poultry production, and if we get avian influenza — and many people say it is not if but when — we are looking at up to a $1.8 billion loss per year. If we get an outbreak in this area, it would be devastating to both Darke and Mercer counties. Our concentration of poultry is very high. We hate to see this poultry show ban for our junior fair exhibitors, but what a great learning experience for them to be able to see the big picture. Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Ohio and we have to protect that.”There are many logistical concerns with avian influenza as well.“There are big questions about how you dispose of 2.5 million birds from a facility. In Iowa layer operations, they are still trying to remove birds that have been dead for four to six weeks, so you can only imagine that process,” he said. “After three to four months it is possible to repopulate, which is what they are doing in Minnesota. The virus is fairly easy to kill with disinfectant once the building is emptied. But sometimes getting to all of the virus can be complicated. We also look at how that will affect swine producers as the animals in those areas of the quarantine will probably not be able to be moved either.”Some parts of the country are seeing egg shortages and increased prices as local supplies are feeling the crunch of reduced layer numbers nationwide. For now, the nation’s new top egg producer is preparing for the worst this fall and hoping to remain free from the devastation of avian influenza through increased biosecurity, vigilance and cooperation at the farm, county and state levels.last_img read more

Indian rower Dushyant Chauhan clinches bronze at Asian Games

first_imgDushyant Chauhan won a bronze medal to take India’s tally to 12 medals at the ongoing Asian GamesRower Dushyant Chauhan was the lone bright spot after the shooters drew a blank as India managed just one bronze medal to slip to the 14th position in overall standings on the fifth day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday.Dushyant was the only athlete to manage a podium finish as he grabbed a bronze in the men’s lightweight single sculls event on what turned out to be a mixed day for the Indian contingent.The strong shooting squad, which had accounted for the bulk of medal collection so far, drew a blank today which led to India dropping one place in the medal table.With the addition of just one bronze today, India took their tally to 12 (1 gold, 1 silver, 10 bronze). Powerhouse China continued to lead the pack with 99 medals(50-25-24) followed by hosts South Korea with 70 medals(24-23-23) and Japan’s 64(18-23-23).The badminton and squash teams had a good day in their respective matches but the women’s hockey team lost 1-2 to China in a preliminary match.Early in the day, Dushyant, hailing from Haryana and belonging to the Bengal Engineering Group in Roorkie, led from the 500m till the last 200m in the 2000m race before strong northerly winds and rain put paid to his gold medal hopes as he fell behind two others and finished third by clocking 7:26.57.Chauhan was second behind gold-medallist Lok Kwan Hai by just under two seconds in the first 500m and then caught up with his rival before overtaking him in the course of the next 500m and looked assured of a gold before inclement weather hampered his chances.advertisementHe not only lost the gold medal, but also the silver as the host country’s Lee Hakbeom, who was third with 500m left, also surged past the Indian rower to clinch the second spot in 7:25.95.It was the first medal of the day after a fruitless stint at the shooting range for India and the 10th bronze in the Games.After scooping six medals, including a gold won by Jitu Rai, on the first four days of the Asian Games, Indian shooters misfired at the Ongnyeon pistol and rifle range here.last_img read more

Study: Educating Your Customers About the Web Could Make Them Smarter

first_imgUsing Google to search the internet is more than just good for your customers, it can make them younger and smarter! Download the free webinar American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Asmarketers, it is important to realize that many of your customers maynot be as familiar in the ways of the Web as you are, and educating yourcustomers – no matter their age – will result in long-term gains foryour company.  Translation?  Those actively using the Internet had twice as much brain activity than the non-Web-savvy group.    peoplewho search the Internet regularly are stimulating areas of theirbrains, which may affect the efficiency of how the brain encodes newinformation.   to learn how to turn yourwebsite into an internet marketing machine. Asthe brain ages, a number of structural and functional changes occur,which can impact how we process thoughts. According to a recentlypublished study in the Image is of Ivy Bean, the world’s oldest Twitterer at 105 years of age. (Courtesy of U.K.’s Now, time to teach Grandma how to Google. Daily Mail). Want to learn more about how you can useinbound marketing to grow yourbusiness? Webinar: RethinkingMarketing UCLA researchers scanned the brains of 24 men andwomen aged 55 to 78 and discovered that the effects of web surfinglasted long after they logged off.   This is “encouraging to learn thatfor even a relatively short period of time spent using a computer, itcan result in enhanced brain activity function,” says study author Dr.Gary Small.  He continues, “Our most striking finding was that Internetsearching appears to engage a greater extent of neural circuitry thatis not activated during reading.”   Originally published Oct 28, 2009 3:30:00 PM, updated March 21 2013last_img read more