Thumbs Up! Tony Host James Corden Made Broadway’s Biggest Night a Fun, Farcical & Fantastic Affair

first_img View Comments James Corden(Photo courtesy of Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Now that the 2016 Tony Awards are over, let’s take a moment to talk about how perfectly entertaining James Corden was as the evening’s emcee. Corden kicked off the ceremony with a heartfelt message about the devastating attack in Orlando, Florida, saying: “Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is embraced and is loved. Hate will never win. Together, we will make sure of that. Tonight’s show is a symbol and a celebration of that principle. This is the Tony Awards.” Corden then spent the next three hours showing off all of his many talents, including his cheeky sense of humor, his (Tony Award-winning!) singing and dancing chops and, of course, his uncanny ability to keep genuine smiles painted on everyone’s faces. We immediately fell for his early musical number where Corden joyously celebrated all of the theater roles he’s dreamed of playing ever since he was a young boy, including Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), Simba (The Lion King), Danny Zuko (Grease), Maria Rainer (The Sound of Music), Annie (Annie), Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof) and, naturally, Mama Rose (Gypsy). For the rest of the night, Corden kept the show moving right along while also eliciting chuckles from guests inside the Beacon Theatre and audiences at home. His bit about all of the Law & Order acting credits Broadway stars have, especially Danny Burstein (we counted seven!), had us LOL-ing. But most importantly, Corden kept the inclusive message of “This could be you!” at the forefront of the show, and that is exactly the right note for a show that celebrates the magic of Broadway and live theater. Hosting the Tony Awards is a challenging gig, but Corden pulled it off with ease. As far as we’re concerned, Corden has our love, our praise, and we’ll love him till our dying days.last_img read more

13 Haitian migrants stranded at sea rescued near Martin County

first_imgMartin County Sheriff’s Office marine units assisted the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Border Patrol in rescuing 13 people, nine men, three women and a 4-month-old baby, who were stranded at sea for almost a week.Officials said the migrants were located Friday several miles offshore and they told officials they were seeking a better life.  According to the sheriff’s office, the boat originated from Haiti and lost power at some point, becoming afloat for an unknown period of time until it was spotted.Officials say one of the women and her child were suffering dehydration.All passengers were turned over to the Coast Guard.last_img

Ryder Cup is a winner for England Golf

first_img The 2016 Ryder Cup is a winner for England Golf, even before the first ball is struck tomorrow. Matt Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Chris Wood make up half of Team Europe – and all played for England as amateurs. England Golf chief executive Nick Pink said: “We’re wishing the European team the very best of luck and we’re immensely proud that six of the players are English and that, with our clubs and counties, we supported their development. “This is a huge inspiration for today’s ambitious amateurs and a terrific reward for all the volunteers and coaches who work so hard to support our talented players.” The Parliamentary Golf Group has also wished the European Ryder Cup team well ahead of the competition at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA. In a letter to the Darren Clarke, Captain of Team Europe, the Group Chairman Karl McCartney MP passed on the best wishes of all members of the group, and expressed hope: “that the event will help to promote our game across the UK and inspire more people to pick up their clubs, take part in physical activity, and keep fit and healthy”. In addition to England’s six players, Team Europe also includes Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, and England, Northern Ireland and Scotland are also all represented by the captain and vice-captains. Karl McCartney commented: “I am looking forward to following the action with great excitement, and hope that Team Europe can prevail to win their fourth competition in a row. Golf is a sport for all, and I hope that the strong UK presence in the team will encourage the next generation of young golfers.” The England six: Matt Fitzpatrick is from Hallamshire, Yorkshire, and was the US amateur champion and the world number one amateur before turning pro. He has already won twice. Andy Sullivan represented Nuneaton, Warwickshire, as an amateur. He turned pro in 2011 after helping to win the Walker Cup and has won three times on the European Tour. Justin Rose is an England Golf ambassador, the first Olympic golf champion in 112 years and the 2013 US Open champion. He played at North Hants, Hampshire, as an amateur. Lee Westwood, a former world number one, is about to play his 10th Ryder Cup. He was an amateur at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and writes on the club’s website: “I’ll never forget my roots. They are firmly embedded in the fairways of Worksop Golf Club.” Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, represented Rotherham, Yorkshire, as an amateur and was English champion and world number one before turning pro. Chris Wood, the 2016 BMW PGA champion, is from Long Ashton, Gloucestershire. He was England’s number one amateur for two years before turning pro.  Caption: Matt Fittzpatrick playing as an amateur (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 29 Sep 2016 Ryder Cup is a winner for England Golf last_img read more

As Golden State finds its ‘joy’, Kevin Durant is playing with anger

first_imgA Boogie breakthrough?(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)I don’t think we’re there yet.But we could be getting close. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-110 Monday in North Carolina. Klay Thompson led the way for the Warriors with 26 points.Here are my three big takeaways from the contest: The Hornets aren’t a good team, but they’re no slouches, either — they’re an appropriate control for …last_img

Ten Evidences at Grand Canyon for a Global Flood

first_imgGeologist Bill Hoesch summarizes powerful geological evidences that support the Genesis account of a global flood.On the occasion of Dr Andrew Snelling’s victory against discrimination by the National Park Service (see 5/11/17), we thought it would be worthwhile to learn about some of the evidence that convinces him and other creation geologists that the Grand Canyon cannot be millions of years old, but must have been carved rapidly by a catastrophic flood like the one described in Genesis. In this first contributed post by another creation geologist (who is currently leading a tour group at the canyon), William Hoesch lists ten arguments for a young canyon that he uses in presentations. Bill has been on many canyon expeditions since the 1980s. This list should not be considered exhaustive, but each point deserves thoughtful consideration, because visitors to Grand Canyon are never told about these evidences by the park rangers, park literature, and most tour guides. —Ed.Grand Canyon from Yavapai Point, by David CoppedgeThe Genesis Flood and Grand Canyon: Ten Geological Reasons to Believeby Bill HoeschA world-destroying Flood must have left a mark on the earth.  The following ten truth-claims are brief generalizations that refer primarily to the 4,000-foot-thick section of strata in Grand Canyon, from the base of the Tapeats Sandstone to the top of the Kaibab Limestone.  Each is significant, but collectively they offer a compelling testimony for the Flood.  In Grand Canyon is: …a record of death, not life. Grand Canyon fossils are mostly a jumbled hash of broken and transported shellfish debris.  Evidence for in-situ “fossil communities” of organisms is not strong. Animal tracks and prints preserved as trace-fossils are no proof of “normal” life conditions but may have been marks left by creatures in the process of being buried alive if not in their final death throes.[1]  Dead animals are not entering the fossil record in any widespread fashion today; why was the past so different?      …a record of ocean above continent. Ocean-derived sediment of the Sauk mega-sequence[2] rests blanket-like on Grand Canyon basement rocks.  The buoyancy of continental crust relative to oceanic crust makes such flooding a difficult if not an extraordinary task,[3] yet it has clearly happened in the past.  Nothing comparable to the Sauk mega-sequence is found in the modern or recent sedimentary record.              …a singular record of global-scale erosion. At the base of the Tapeats Sandstone is an erosion-surface without parallel in the entire rock record.  Called the Great Unconformity, it also marks the advance of ocean on top of continent on a global scale.  An agent of tsunami-like intensity apparently scoured the earth to a flat surface before the marine Tapeats Sandstone came to rest on it.[10]Volunteer points to Great Unconformity, as Dr Andrew Snelling and Tom Vail look on. Photo by David Coppedge, June 2008 …a remarkable linguistic record of a global flood. Native American tribes of the region, with few exceptions, have flood accounts as part of their cultural tradition.[15]  Is there a historical reason? Grand Canyon from Mather Point, by David Coppedge(Visited 1,944 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 …a record of long-distance sediment transport. The bulk of the sand comprising the upper 2,000 feet of Grand Canyon strata is derived from sources in the Appalachian region, implying trans-continental transport of tens-of-thousands of cubic miles of sand.[11]  This is completely without precedent in the modern world. …an extraordinarily widespread Sedimentary Record. Individual rock bodies such as the Tapeats Sandstone and Redwall Limestone are each hundreds of feet thick, water-deposited, and rich in marine fossils.  They extend as sheet-like deposits across most of North America and beyond.  In fact, they show only minor variation in texture, composition, and fossil content across major portions of other continents as well.[4]  Such a worldwide phenomenon demands a sufficiently global cause.center_img …a record of relentless sedimentation. Breaks in sedimentation (unconformities) of enormous duration are interpreted not measured in the 4,000-foot-thick Paleozoic section of Grand Canyon.  Among the ten or more breaks that are each alleged to be a million or more years are some that are as flat as a billiard table for 270 miles.[13]  Why such meager relief on these surfaces?  Grand Canyon strata give every appearance of having accumulated in succession and without major interruption. [1] The case for subaqueous vertebrate “escape tracks” in the Coconino Sandstone remains formidable: L.R. Brand & T. Tang, “Fossil vertebrate footprints in the Coconino Sandstone (Permian) of northern Arizona: evidence for underwater origin” (Geology 19:1201-1204, 1991).[2] The Sauk mega-sequence is the first of three major pulses of sediment represented in these Grand Canyon strata. L.L. Sloss, “Sequences in the cratonic interior of North America” (Geol Soc. America Bull., v. 74, p. 93-114, 1963).Space Shuttle view of Grand Canyon[3] Average density of oceanic crust is 3.0 g/cc; continental crust is much less: 2.85 g/cc.[4] D.V. Ager, The Nature of the Stratigraphical Record (John Wiley, New York), 1973.[5] A geologic catastrophe is defined as an event of high energy and short duration.[6] Crinoid fossils in the Redwall Limestone include some “exceptionally well-preserved external molds of calyces,” which demand extremely rapid burial.  History of the Redwall Limestone in Northern Arizona, E.D. McKee and R.G. Gutschick (Geol. Soc. Am. Memoir 114, Boulder, Colorado, 1969, p. 49) and “Echinoderm taphonomy, taphofacies, and lagerstatten,” C.E. Brett, et al. (Paleontological Society Papers, 3: 147-190, 1997).[7] Large scale cross-bedding of sand-to-pebble-sized bioclastic debris is found in two of the four Redwall Limestone members. Strong underwater currents are implied, yet these bear striking resemblance to cross-beds in other Grand Canyon strata that are claimed to be of terrestrial origin: McKee & Gutschick, History of the Redwall Limestone (p. 111), and G.H. Billingsley, Geologic Map of the Grand Canyon 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, Coconino and Mohave Counties, Northwestern Arizona, (U.S. Geological Survey I-2688, Reston, VA).[8] S.A. Austin and K.P. Wise, “Regionally extensive mass kill of large orthocone nautiloids, Redwall Limestone (Lower Mississippian), Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona” (Geological Society of America—2002 Annual Meeting, Paper no. 187-4.), and S.A. Austin, “Nautiloid Mass Kill and Burial Event, Redwall Limestone (Lower Mississippian), Grand Canyon Region, Arizona and Nevada” in R.L. Ivey (ed.) Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Creationism (Pittsburgh: Creation Science Fellowship, 2003), pp. 55–99.[9] This is a kind of slowness that strains even uniformitarian models; after major unconformities are accounted for an average rate of sedimentation is estimated in the hundredths of a millimeter per year.[10] The Great Unconformity is a worldwide erosion surface and in Grand Canyon it separates the layered Tapeats Sandstone (base of the Sauk mega-sequence) from the non-layered Precambrian rocks beneath.[11] G.E. Gehrels, et al., “Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of Paleozoic strata in the Grand Canyon, Arizona(Lithosphere 3:183-200, 2011).[12] A good skeptical review of radioisotope techniques including problems in dating Grand Canyon rocks is found in A.A. Snelling, Earth’s Catastrophic Past, Volume 2 (Institute for Creation Research: Dallas, p. 797-864).[13] Maximum relief on any of these erosion surfaces is 400 feet.  Compare this to 29,000 feet in the modern world.[14]Examples of folded strata at various points in Grand Canyon. Photos by David Coppedge.Fractures, minor faults, and apparent flexural slip reported in these tight folds does nothing to preclude a soft-strata origin.  The Tapeats Sandstone is quartzitic in part, which means it withstands bending about as well as a ceramic pot endures a hammer blow: evidence for grain breakage ought to be everywhere.  The existing brittle failure indicators have not been shown to be so volumetrically abundant as to account for the tight fold geometry, and may be incidental or even post-date (in part) the folding event.  Flexural slippage, if confirmed, demands that folded units differ in shear strength, not that they be fully lithified.  Ductile thickening by 25% of the Redwall Limestone is documented in other Grand Canyon folds, and implies flowage of material over hundreds of meters distance: “Development of monoclines: Part I. Structure of the Palisades Creek branch of the East Kaibab monocline, Grand Canyon, Arizona,” Ze’ev Reches (Geological Society of America Memoir 151, p. 235-270, 1977).[15]  A Hualapai flood-story depicts a world-destroying flood, 45 days of rain, a bird with grass in its mouth, and a dispersion of peoples that followed: Paul Talieje, “Wikahme,” in Leanne Hinton and Lucille Watahomogie (eds) Spirit Mountain: An Anthology of Yuman Story and Song (University of Arizona Press: Tucson, 1984, p. 15–42).Bill Hoesch is a geologist, speaker and tour guide working with Logos Research Associates. See his Author Profile. …a singular sedimentary record. For the Cambrian Tapeats Sandstone to be bent vertically an alleged 400 million years after first being deposited suggests a less-than-fully lithified condition for the entire 4,000-foot-thick succession.[14]  This is incongruent with so long a timescale, yet would be expected if these strata were the product of a recent world-covering flood. …a catastrophic[5] sedimentary record. Rapid burial is indicated in the fossils, bedding, and sedimentology of Grand Canyon strata.  Exceptional fossil preservation, especially in the absence of obvious anoxic indicators, implies rapid burial.[6] Cross-laminated bedding in marine and non-marine strata alike implies rapid sand accumulation.[7]  Even in the “tranquil” Redwall Limestone there is at least one six-foot-thick bed with billions of nautiloids trapped in a (subsea) sandy debris flow of regional extent.[8]  Evidence demanding a “slow and gradual” origin for Grand Canyon strata is hard to find.[9] All appears catastrophic. …a timeless rock record. In Grand Canyon are multiple, dateable rock bodies that are ideally suited for testing of radioisotope dating techniques.  When rocks dated by different methods yield discordant age-dates, and when rocks of radically different relative-age yield numeric ages that are roughly comparable, skepticism is justified.  The question of whether any Grand Canyon rock has been successfully dated remains a valid one.[12]  A deliberate neglect of data is required to believe in “deep time.”last_img read more

CWC 2018 It seems like Gallardo fears the press

first_imgThe River Plate manager made journalists wait for more than one hour after the team’s Third Place victory and didn’t come out to talkABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.- The rule manual from FIFA is very clear: after each official match, the coach of every team has to come out and talk to the press no matter the outcome of their game.But River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo seems to be disrespectful of the journalist’s time.Yesterday the Argentinean was the only manager not to come out on time to the press conference.And when he did, he was not happy to the way the press asked him questions, especially after losing against Al Ain FC in the FIFA Club World Cup Semifinal.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).Today, River Plate won 4-0 against Kashima Antlers and Los Millonarios earned the Third Place spot in the club world cup.But Gallardo was once again rude and did not talk to the press which waited for more than one hour for him to be present at the press conference.The local organizers kept saying he was coming out soon, but at least for more than one hour, he didn’t.The journalist left, and Gallardo is known now as the only manager who was rude to the press and didn’t take into account the reporter’s time.Maybe he’s fearful of the press after the team’s disastrous world cup campaign?last_img read more

Ancelotti Same Napoli more goals

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti praised the effort of a rejuvenated Napoli team that whitewashed Parma 4-0 on their home turf.Ancelotti’s men settled for a barren draw in their last two Serie A games but brushed aside Parma 4-0 at the Stadio Tardini.But the former Madrid manager reckoned the only difference was the clinical nature in front of goal against Parma thanks to goals from Milik, Zielinski, and Ounas.“It was a similar performance to the ones against Torino and Fiorentina. The only difference was this time we did better in taking the chances that we created,” the Coach told Football Italia.“Now we know that we can play like this, it’s about doing it consistently. Nothing is to be taken for granted and we’ve got to stay as close to the top of the table as possible.“It’ll be a fascinating match against Juventus and an honour for us to face a side that is doing better than anyone this season.”carlo ancelotti, napoliAncelotti is fuming at the state of Napoli’s changing rooms George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Carlo Ancelotti is fuming about the clubs failure to complete renovations at the clubs home stadium including the changing rooms.Most managers complain about a…📌 Full time❗️What a performance! 💪🏻⚽️ #ParmaNapoli 0-4🇮🇹 @SerieA 💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/xVSTktcoJ3— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) February 24, 2019Milik revealed after the final whistle that Ancelotti had sent over a message from the touchline to roll his free-kick under the wall.“That’s true. He was very, very close, so there was never the room to put it up and over. I was taught that by Ronaldo, so it’s certainly not my kind of thing to know about.”last_img read more

Govt Committed To Survival Of Sugar Industry

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Work Permit Rules To Be Adhered To Related Items:Hon. Derrick Kellier, Sugar Industry Recommended for youcenter_img Persons Removed From Path Can Appeal To Parish Committees Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Feb. 16 (JIS): Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the Government is committed to ensuring the survival of the sugar industry.Speaking recently in Falmouth, Trelawny, Minister Kellier noted that sector is facing challenges, which include fall in prices, and factory closure, which have resulted in the displacement of workers.He said the Government will continue to work with industry stakeholders to address the difficulties and ensure that stability is returned to the sector in the shortest possible time.“It is a difficult time for sugar and we must face it, but all is not lost. We have to strategise now that our back is against the wall,” he noted.The Minister said the plans going forward include “transforming the industry from a sugar industry to a sugarcane industry” with a focus on multiple products such as raw sugar, molasses, refined sugar, and ethanol.“We need to look at the by-products that we can garner from the sugar cane; the bagasse that we will use to generate energy as a renewable resource, the production of ethanol…so that we can earn from other sources,” he pointed.Minister Kellier said the packaging of sugar for the retail trade represents a step in the right direction and the sector must now focus on marketing to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).“Our call as a Government is that the entire sugar industry in Jamaica must now turn its marketing focus to CARICOM, which consumes some 300,000 tonnes of refined sugar annually, but which has no refining capacity,” Minister Kellier said. He noted that the Government will continue to provide critical infrastructure such as roads.“Right now we are committed to rehabilitating the road from Drumally to Maroon Town right through Elderslie to Maggotty to facilitate the transport of sugar cane to the Appleton Factory,” he said.He noted further that a team from the Ministry has been working with Everglades Farms “to explore and finalise other income streams for the operation of Long Pond/Hampden with a view of setting the stage for reopening the factory as soon as possible.”last_img read more

Two From Ketchikan Indicted On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Ketchikan man and woman have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in Federal District Court today. The Ketchikan Police Department (“KPD”) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”)conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. Welker and Bacus were subsequently arrested by law enforcement officers on January 23, in Ketchikan. According to court records, between June 1, 2017, and Sept. 15, 2017, Welker and Bacus allegedly sold methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), cocaine, and heroin on numerous occasions to an undercover informant from their residence located in Ketchikan.center_img Welker and Bacus were arraigned yesterday in Juneau federal court and were ordered detained pending trial, which has been scheduled for April 2, 2018. Michael Anthony Welker, 54, and Mandy Elaine Bacus a/k/a Mandy Elaine Peters, 35, both of Ketchikan, were named in the indictment charging them with drug conspiracy.last_img read more