Odds & Ends: Derek Klena & Taylor Louderman in Magic Mike Workshop & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Derek Klena, Taylor Louderman…& Magic MikeChanning Tatum recently revealed about the Magic Mike musical adaptation that “we’re getting it going,” and now we have photographic evidence a workshop has taken place! Broadway alum and Peter Pan Live! star Taylor Louderman tweeted the below pic on April 17, proving that the previously reported creative team of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have been hard at work on the show. In the foreground, there’s a score with the song title “What’s Up With Mike?” and in the background it would appear that Kitt is on piano. Louderman also said that former Wicked star Derek Klena has been working with her on the new tuner this week. Looks like Broadway will soon get striptastic and we can’t wait! View Comments Rosie O’Donnell to Take the Stage With Kate MulgrewBroadway alum and Orange Is The New Black star Kate Mulgrew will discuss her new memoir Born With Teeth in a Q&A sit down with honorary Tony winner Rosie O’Donnell. The event will take place at the Vineyard Theatre on May 3. The book details Mulgrew’s upbringing in a large, eccentric Irish family, of the daughter she gave up for adoption at 22 and went looking for 20 years later, and the behind-the-scenes details of her career.The Road of Promise to Make U.S. PremiereKurt Weill’s The Road of Promise will receive its U.S. Premiere on May 6 and May 7 at Carnegie Hall as the conclusion of The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014-15 season. The new concert adaptation combines a story about a synagogue under threat of persecution with defining stories from the Old Testament, and will be led by conductor/director Ted Sperling.Pitch Perfect 2’s Aca-Amazing New TrailerAlmost time to get pitch slapped! The latest trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has just been released and we cannot wait to see Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt and more hit the big screen on May 15. Check out the new sneak peek below.last_img read more

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Lakers’ LeBron James talks injury, Luke Walton and offseason plans in Spectrum SportsNet interview

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “Being in the foxhole, like me being in uniform, me being on the floor, I know I can command my guys more than that,” he said. “You can only say so much in a suit as a player. And me not being out there for 5½ weeks, watching games where I know, ‘Oh, if I was on the floor I could have made an impact on that play.’ Or watching games where we’re just losing against teams that I thought we could have competed against more.”2. He thinks Luke Walton did “as good as you can” given the circumstances. James has been somewhat conservative in fully backing his coach this season, doling out full praise sparsely. It’s not much of a secret that Walton’s job security is very much in question as the season ends.But asked directly about Walton’s performance this season, James offered as much sympathy as he ever has publicly for his coach, saying the injuries made it difficult for anyone.“As good as you can,” he said. “No one expects for a suspension to happen on opening night. Nobody expects for injuries to happen the way they did for our franchise this year, where your starting point guard is out for numerous games, your starting small forward is out, your starting two-guard, (Brandon Ingram) is out. Josh (Hart) is hurt, (Rajon) Rondo is hurt for – I’m not talking two or three games here, everyone’s back in the lineup. No, we’re talking like 15, 20, 25 games.”It was interesting that James also quoted several metrics that reflected positively on a group when he, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Ingram were all healthy together, stressing that he believes there was a lot of potential there. But it wasn’t large enough of a sample size for the Lakers to truly examine how good they could have been, much less unleash them.“As good as that is, it’s not even enough, it’s not enough for Luke to even be able to know what he has on a consistent basis when you don’t have a consistent roster every single night throughout a full season,” he said. “Control what you can control, and you gotta play the hand you were dealt. And I think he played the hand as well as he did.”3. He’ll be active this offseason, on the court and off.So we all know about “Space Jam 2”, but there’s obviously a lot more James will be up to this summer. It’s been 14 years since he faced this long of an offseason.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers1. His injury was more serious than initially understood, and he struggled with it.It might have been the first time that James himself admitted that he had a tear in the left groin that kept him out for 17 consecutive games. It’s been stated on the record by people around James, including his agent Rich Paul, but he hasn’t said much about the specifics of it.His initial reaction was to go back on the court against Golden State.“I mean, nobody knows I’m sitting in the locker room with a torn groin and I’m telling our training staff, ‘Just put some ice on it, I’m going back in,’ ” he said. “This was before I even knew that it was torn. But I knew that it was not – that it was an injury that I’ve never had before but I’m in the training room, like, ‘Just stretch it out, I’m going to ice it for a little bit.’ ”James soon found out it was worse, and even though the Lakers said officially that it was a “strained groin,” he knew he would have to be patient. But James said he struggled to connect to the game in the same way when all he could think about was what he could do if he was healthy. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “I was going through it yesterday: I was like, ‘OK, you haven’t played since Friday, the last game is April 9, you have April, May, June, July, August,’ ” he said. “You have like five-and-a-half months without basketball, as far as like competitive basketball. So I’ll absolutely lock in and go into my mode, you guys all know that, that’s just who I am.”Beyond getting his body back to “120 percent,” James said he’ll be watching a lot of playoff basketball in the coming months to study teams and players and their tendencies.He also will be active in free agency, as a recent story from Bleacher Report outlined. While James said he doesn’t want to play “fantasy basketball” as far as picking and choosing teammates, he also clearly expects to land another free agent – and he expects to contend for titles again.“I’m looking forward to seeing who jumps in the car with me and wants to take this ride to the top,” he said. “I know what I bring to the game, I know my commitment to the game, I’ve never cheated the game, and throughout my career it’s always given back to me.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Now that he’s not playing, what’s the King thinking?For the first time since he was shut down for the season last weekend, LeBron James spoke about his disappointment with the Lakers’ season and his injury in a televised interview with Spectrum SportsNet.“I know what I came here to do and that’s to put this franchise in position to play meaningful basketball games in April, going into May,” he said. “And at that point on December 25th, the way I lead and the way I preach, it was right on target. It was right where I was thinking we should be at that very moment.”Here’s three key takeaways on his injury, his relationship with Luke Walton and his vision going forward:last_img read more

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Bomber errors come back to haunt squad in Grand Forks

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers started slow but finished with a bang, edging Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 11-10 at the Wolves High School Invitational Baseball Tournament Saturday in Grand Forks.John Barabonoff, surrendering four runs while giving up three walks and fanning two batters, was stellar in relief, pitching a one-hitter, to lead the Bombers to the narrow win over the Storm.“The team played shorthanded again with hockey and the music festival taking players (away),” said Bomber head coach Ron Mace after finishing the weekend with a 1-2 record.Daine Olenek started the game and went 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits and four strikeouts. LVR committed five errors.LVR opened the tournament losing a pair of games Friday, 9-3 to the host Wolves and 14-4 to the Storm.Connor Bojey struggled on the mound for LVR, giving up all nine runs — only one earned. Bojey finished the game with two hits, three walks and three strikeouts.Eric Madore pitched the final inning in relief to retired the Wolves.LVR had five different players knock out hits, including Mateo Pipe with his first hit of the season.The Bombers then fell victim to the Storm in the opening game between the two clubs.Cole Laughton started the game and took the loss for LVR. Barabonoff once again pitched in relief.The pitchers received no help from the rest of the team as LVR committed whopping 10 errors.Pipe, Brandon Hufty, Chris Mahe and Clay Rickaby all had hits for LVR.Wednesday, LVR travels to Grand Forks to play a doubleheader against the Wolves.The Wolves return to face LVR at Queen Elizabeth Park Tuesday, May 10 with the first pitch at noon. [email protected]last_img read more

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Boro v Fuham: Whites unchanged, Bamford ruled out

first_imgFulham, having won their last three matches under caretaker boss Kit Symons, are unchanged from their 4-0 win against Bolton in midweek.Patrick Bamford misses out for Boro because of illness, while fellow Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omerou starts for the home side. Young goalkeeper Jamal Blackburn, who is also on loan from the Blues, is on the bench.Fulham: Bettinelli; Hoogland, Bodurov, Burn, Amorebieta; Parker; Christensen, Stafylidis; Ruiz; Rodallega, McCormackSubs: Kiraly, Kavanagh, Hyndman, Roberts, G.Williams, Woodrow, SmithMiddlesbrough: Fredericks, Ayala, Omeruo, Friend; Adomah, Clayton, Leadbitter, Reach; Tomlin, Kike.Subs: Blackman, Gibson, Williams, Whitehead, Vossen, Nsue, Wildschut.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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SA miner in world’s top 10: survey

first_img14 January 2013 South Africa-based diversified resources group Exxaro Resources has been named one of the top 10 mining companies worldwide to have delivered the highest total shareholder returns over the 10-year period spanning 2001 to 2011. According to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group, JSE-listed Exxaro Resources delivered an average return to shareholders of 39.2 percent between 2001 and 2011, placing in seventh out of 34 leading mining companies surveyed. This compared with and average total shareholder returns (TSRs) of 18% for the the global mining industry as a whole between 2001 and 2011. Mexican miner Industrias Penoles was the top value creator over the decade with an average TSR of 58.2%, followed by Grupo Mexico with 49.5% and the UK’s Randgold Resources with 45%. The rest of the top 10 comprisde Canada’s First Quantum Minerals (TSR of 42.7%), China’s Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal (40.2%), US miner Cliffs Natural Resources (40.1%), Exxaro Resources (39.2%), Sociedad Quimaca y Minera de Chile (36.9%), the UK’s Antofagasta (32.4%), and China’s Yanzhou Coal Mining (30.1%). In its report, the Boston Consulting Group calculates TSR as a product of multiple factors, including the combination of revenue growth and change in margins as an indicator of a company’s improvement in fundamental value. It then uses the change in the company’s valuation multiple to determine the impact of investors’ expectations on TSR. Finally, the model tracks the distribution of free cash flow to investors and debt holders in the form of dividends, share repurchases, or repayments of debt in order to determine the contribution of free-cashflow payouts to a company’ TSR. “The mining industry clearly benefitted from the continued economic expansion in emerging markets, which led to steadily rising commodity prices,” the report notes. “Value creation also was fuelled by production growth, margin expansion, and cash returned to equity holders.” Revenue increases attributable to rising commodity prices accounted for nearly 14 of the total 18% TSR that the industry averaged. The remaining 4% was the result of a combination of production gains, margin expansion, and contributions from cash flow. “In every dimension – from profit growth to cash flow contributions to multiple expansion – the top 10 mining companies outperformed the rest of the sample,’ the report states. “Even more impressive was the fact that commodity exposure had no impact on success; the top 10 included a broad range of mineral producers, from gold and copper to coal and industrial-mineral companies. “Furthermore, unlike their industry peers, the top 10 mining companies continued to earn high TSRs during the second half of the decade, the period encompassing the global financial crisis.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Coiled net & feather- hair fascinator on comb – Exactly as it says, lovely colour and delivered within

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NFL: Message being lost in political firestorm over anthem

first_imgLacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Varios jugadores de los Browns de Cleveland se arrodillan al escuchar el himno nacional de Estados Unidos en un partido de la NFL ante los Colts de Indianápolis, el domngo 24 de septiembre de 2017 (AP Foto/Michael Conroy, archivo)NEW YORK — The NFL says the message players and teams are trying to express is being lost in a political firestorm.The issues have been “overtaken by political forces,” NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday, referring to President Trump’s criticism of the league, team owners and players for kneeling during the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight More than 200 players either knelt or used other means as expressions of unity last weekend. Lockhart said such actions are not a protest against the anthem or the flag.“One of the impacts is to distort the views of the NFL and particularly our players,” Lockhart said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTrump said NFL owners fear their players, and he renewed calls for action against those who kneel duringthe anthem.“I think they are afraid of their players, if you want to know the truth, and I think it’s disgraceful,” he said in an interview that aired Thursday on “Fox and Friends.” He says “most people agree” with him. Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthem Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  On Thursday, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker said he and his family have received death threats since he told fans not to come to games if they felt disrespected by NFL players’ protests. The Pro Bowl tight end shared the “heartbreaking” threats in a social media post.“The racist and violent words directed at me and my son only serve as another reminder that our country remains divided and full of hateful rhetoric,” Walker wrote. “These words of hate will only fuel me in my efforts to continue my work reaching out to different community groups, listening to opposing voices, and honoring the men and women in the Armed Forces who risk their lives every day so that we may have this dialogue.”Detroit Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence said on Twitter earlier Thursday that his father, a contractor, was denied a job on a house because of his protest. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The players knelt last weekend in response to social injustice. Full teams, along with some team owners, linked arms either before or during the anthem. Three teams — Pittsburgh, Seattle and Tennessee — did not take the field until after the anthem.“They are under attack now and the (original) lesson has been forgotten,” Lockhart said. “It is important for everyone to understand what they are talking about, to not see everything in terms of who is up or down politically.“The NFL players are men of character, many of whom are leaders in their community. They are patriotic, support the military. … They understand their platform can be used to make the country a better place.”Lockhart insisted there will be no “leaguewide directive” for future demonstrations.“This is an issue that should involve the owners of the 32 clubs, the coaches and players to work out together,” he said. “There is very regular dialogue going on between the players, coaches and owners. This is an issue that has sort of gripped the headlines. We all care very deeply about this.“All of our owners don’t always agree with even each other, and the players often have a position at odds with the league, and we work hard to resolve those,” he added. “We have been united on this issue. They are all pulling in the same direction, but we understand each locker room is different.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Killing Them Softly Promotion

first_imgThanks to our friends at Hoyts Distribution, Touch Football Australia has 10 double passes to give away to see the new Brad Pitt film ‘Killing Them Softly’, which is only at the movies from Thursday, 11 October. When their illegal card game is held up, and the life blood of the criminal economy is on the verge of collapse, the mafia calls in enforcer Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) to fix the situation. Navigating between his indecisive crime bosses and the dim witted lowlifes behind the heist, Cogan moves to restore order, and protect his interests before the situation spirals out of control.For your chance to win a double pass, either ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and tell us why you’d like to see this film. The best 10 answers will receive a double pass and TFA will be in contact with you if you are a winner. Please click on the links below to be directed to our social media pages:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Related LinksKilling Them Softlylast_img read more

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10 months agoFulham boss Ranieri will stick with back five

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham boss Ranieri will stick with back fiveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham boss Claudio Ranieri says he’ll stick with the current defensive formation against Huddersfield.Ranieri will persist with the five-man defence that has solidified his team.”I didn’t have a friendly match to get to know all my players. I started with four at the back, but we conceded too many chances,” he said.”I tried with the five at Newcastle and thought maybe this is good for us. But of course this shape is not dogmatic.”We can change and it’s good when you can change and the players understand we can change and why. The players are intelligent and are adapting to the situation very well.” last_img read more

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a month agoSouthampton boss Hasenhüttl: We face Tottenham full of confidence

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhüttl: We face Tottenham full of confidenceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl says his team will head to Tottenham full of confidence after victory in the south coast derby during the week.Saints thrashed Carabao Cup rivals Portsmouth 4-0 on Tuesday night, as they ended a 35-year wait for victory at Fratton Park.”It was very interesting to watch all the videos after the game from celebrating fans in the city, on the streets dancing,” he said.”I thought we had won the cup, but it was only winning one round, against Portsmouth. But that shows how massive this win was for our fans, it was something very special, but also for us the night was something very special.”When you see how many teams were struggling in this round, big teams, then I think it was a performance that you cannot speak too highly about.”Wins are always good boosters, so it’s important that we take the good things out of this game. It was a toxic atmosphere and it was really, really not easy to go in the game there, but we were very clinical and we saw how important it is. If you have one chance and make a goal in the right moment that can help you very, very much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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