Alan Campbell, Paul DeBoy, John Hemphill & More Will Head to the Greek Isles in Mamma Mia!

first_img In addition to the new stars and McLane as Donna Sheridan, Mamma Mia! features Felicia Finley as Tanya, Lauren Cohn as Rosie, Jacob Pinion as Pepper, Thomasina E. Gross as Lisa, Traci Victoria as Ali and Albert Guerzon as Eddie. View All (5) Judy McLane The ABBA extravaganza tells the story of Sophie Sheridan (Ricardo), a young bride who invites three potential dads to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, unbeknownst to her mother, Donna (Judy McLane). Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Mamma Mia! opened October 18, 2001 at the Winter Garden Theatre. The show features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson. View Comments A pair of newlyweds and a new trio of dads are joining the Broadway cast of Mamma Mia! The prospective papas will include Tony nominee Alan Campbell as Sam Carmichael, Paul DeBoy as Harry Bright and John Hemphill as Bill Austin, while Elena Ricardo and Jon Jorgenson will assume the roles of bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan and her fiance Sky, respectively. The five new stars will begin performances February 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Related Shows Zak Resnick Mamma Mia! center_img Felicia Finley Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015 The five new cast members succeed current stars Aaron Lazar as Sam, Graham Rowat as Harry, Daniel Cooney as Bill, Laurie Veldheer as Sophie and Zak Resnick as Sky. Aaron Lazar Star Files Laurie Veldheer Campbell garnered a Tony nomination for Sunset Boulevard and also appeared on Broadway in Contact. His off-Broadway credits include Hello Again, Adrift in Macao, Book of Days and Avow. DeBoy makes his Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! after playing Harry in the musical’s national tour. Hemphill previously played Sam Carmichael in the Broadway cast of Mamma Mia! Jorgenson makes his Broadway debut in the ABBA tuner after recently graduating from Carnegie Mellon University. After making her Broadway debut in the ensemble, Ricardo also appeared in the Mamma Mia! national tour.last_img read more

Dollar General Stores to dedicate first hour for senior citizens amidst coronavirus outbreak

first_img(WBNG)- Starting on Tuesday March 17, all Dollar General stores will be dedicating the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers. In a press release, the stores announced that they will dedicate the first hour for the shopping needs of senior customers who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus. CEO Todd Vasos stated, “In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors.  We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “During these unprecedented times, Dollar General is diligently working to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and communities. We are proud to live our mission and provide customers with everyday low prices on the household essentials that are used and replenished most often.” center_img All stores will plan to close one hour earlier than normal in order for workers to clean and restock-shelves. Dollar General says that, customers are encouraged to plan their shopping trips around the window of time. last_img read more

PAHO wants all C’bean babies to be breastfed within first hour of life

first_img Share 64 Views   no discussions Photo credit: sites.hampshire.eduWASHINGTON, United States (CMC) —The Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) says all babies in Latin American and the Caribbean should be breastfed within the first hour of life, lamenting that half of babies (52 per cent) in the region are not breastfed within that time.On Tuesday, PAHO stressed that breast milk is the best source of nutrition for newborns.In 2017, an estimated 78 million babies — or three in five — were not breastfed within the first hour of life, “putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breast feeding,” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a new report.Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries, the report says.PAHO recommended breastfeeding of newborns within the first 60 minutes of life; breastfeeding of babies exclusively until the age of six months, and breastfeeding as a supplement until the age of two years.“Latin America and the Caribbean is among the regions with the highest global averages for breastfeeding, yet much remains to be done if we are to achieve the goal of exclusively breastfeeding 50 per cent of all babies during the first six months of life,” said Ruben Grajeda, PAHO’s Regional Advisor on Nutrition.Currently, just 38 per cent of all babies are breastfed exclusively until six months of age in the region, and just 32 per cent continue breastfeeding for two years, PAHO said.“Breastfeeding is vital to a child’s lifelong health, and reduces costs for healthcare systems, families and governments,” it said. “Breastfeeding within the first hour of birth protects new-born babies from infections and saves lives.“Infants are at greater risk of death due to diarrhoea and other infections when they are not breastfed at all or when they are only partially breastfed,” it added.PAHO said breastfeeding also improves a child’s IQ, school readiness and attendance, and is associated with earning higher income when they reach adulthood.Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of breast cancer in mothers, PAHO said.In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the new report urges governments, donors and other decision-makers to adopt strong legal measures to restrict the marketing of infant formula and other breast milk substitutes. Share Tweetcenter_img Share HealthLifestyleNewsRegional PAHO wants all C’bean babies to be breastfed within first hour of life by: – August 1, 2018 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Reds put Senzel on IL, reinstate Moustakas to face Royals

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US The Cincinnati Reds put outfielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas to face his former team before a doubleheader Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.The Reds also chose infielder Robel Garcia as their 29th man for the doubleheader, which was caused by a postponement of the series opener Tuesday night. The Reds had two games postponed over the weekend because of a positive COVID-19 test and Major League Baseball wanted to provide them with an additional day for testing.“There will be increased testing for a small group of players that was determined to have had closer contact than the rest of us,” Reds president Dick Williams said. “They did contact tracing, watched video and they determined in their judgment that a small group of players would need some extra testing and possibly keep them off team flights a bit longer.”Williams added that those players — three in all — have been cleared to participate in games, but they will have to make special arrangements when the Reds depart Kansas City for the start of a four-game series Thursday in St. Louis.The Cardinals have been among the hardest hit teams during the coronavirus pandemic.The reason for Senzel’s injury designation was not provided, though he missed time earlier this season after reporting symptoms of COVID-19. He was hitting .244 with two homers, five doubles and two steals in 14 games.“It’s been, you know, almost a little uneasy, just because of the uncertainty of everything that’s been happening,” Moustakas said. “With baseball, with the games, with scheduling, with the flights, with everything. Mainly we were all concerned about our health and safety and the health and safety of those around us. If we get that right, everything will fall into place. But our main priority is and always will be to keep everybody safe.”Moustakas has been out since Aug. 4 because of a injured left quadriceps, which also forced him to miss playing the team on which he won a World Series ring and played in another when the Royals visited Cincinnati at Kauffman Stadium.He is hitting .238 with a pair of home runs through seven games.“It’s definitely cool to be back at the K. Definitely different to be on the other side of the dugout,” Moustakas said. “I spent a lot of time here, a lot of great year. Had a lot of fun, a lot of great memories. Definitely be interesting once the game starts going but after that, it’s baseball. And we all have a job to do, and figure out a way to beat those guys.”In other roster moves, the Reds assigned infielder Alex Blandino, outfieler Mark Payton and catcher Tyler Stephenson to the taxi squad. They also assigned another ex-Royals infielder, Christian Colon, to the taxi squad.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:20 IST Written Bycenter_img Associated Press Television News COMMENT Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:20 IST Reds Put Senzel On IL, Reinstate Moustakas To Face Royals The Cincinnati Reds put outfielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas to face his former team before a doubleheader Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Zambia calls off soccer friendly with South Africa after xenophobic attacks

first_imgZambia’s national team has called off a friendly in South AfricaSouth Africa vows crackdown on xenophobic attacks after five dieJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zambia has cancelled an international friendly football match which was slated for Lusaka next weekend against South Africa after recent xenophobic attacks.“This is because of the security concerns, you never know what can happen,” Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) secretary general Adrian Kashala, told AFP. “We want to be sure of the security of (the) visiting team”.Five people have been killed in a surge of xenophobic violence in South Africa, police said on Tuesday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to clamp down and the African Union, Nigeria and Zambia condemned the attacks.Hordes of people — some armed with axes and machetes — gathered in Johannesburg’s central business district for a third day of unrest directed against foreigners, hours after mobs burned and looted shops in the township of Alexandra, prompting police to fire rubber bullets to disperse them.Five deaths — most of them South Africans — have been reported, police said, adding that 189 people had been arrested.In a video address broadcast on Twitter, Ramaphosa said attacks on businesses run by “foreign nationals is something totally unacceptable, something that we cannot allow to happen in South Africa.”“I want it to stop immediately,” said Ramaphosa, adding that the violence had “no justification.”Sporadic violence against foreign-owned stores and enterprises has a long history in South Africa, where many locals blame immigrants for high unemployment.The country is a major destination for economic migrants from neighbouring Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Others come from much farther away, including South Asia and Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.Gavin Booldchand, who lives in Coronationville, a low income suburb west of Johannesburg, said he witnessed one of the killings on Tuesday, which was blamed on a Pakistani store owner.“The owner of the shop shot him straight into the face,” Booldchand told AFP. “He didn’t have to shoot the guy like that you know.“People are taking our jobs and stuff (and) it is our country after all.”This week’s assaults appear on a greater scale than in the past, although the full details remain unclear.“They burned everything,” Bangladeshi shop owner Kamrul Hasan, 27, told AFP in Alexandra, adding that his shop gets attacked every three to six months.“All my money is gone. If the (South African) government pays for my plane ticket, I will go back to Bangladesh,” he said.The violence and looting of shops occurred in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.Similar incidents occurred in the capital Pretoria on Monday, when local media reported shacks and shops burning in the Marabastad — a central business area largely populated by economic migrants.– Nigerian anger – The attacks on foreign stores began a day after South African truckers started a nationwide strike on Sunday to protest against the employment of foreign drivers. They blocked roads and torched foreign-driven vehicles mainly in the southwestern KwaZulu-Natal province.Deputy President David Mabuza condemned all attacks on foreign nationals.“We are a nation founded on the values of ubuntu (humanity) as espoused by our founding father, President Nelson Mandela… we should always resist the temptation of being overwhelmed by hatred,” he said in Cape Town on Tuesday.– Sickly economy –The violence erupted ahead of a meeting of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, where hundreds of political and business leaders will gather for three days from Wednesday.David Makhura, the premier of Johannesburg’s Gauteng province, said rioting was not a solution.“This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” Makhura told reporters. “There is no country that does not have foreign nationals.”Opposition parties pinned the blame on the ruling African National Congress.“South Africans are scared and lack real hope for the future,” said Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s official opposition. “We are seeing economic and social collapse in action.”Ramaphosa took office after elections in May that he won on a platform of reviving the country’s economy and boost employment.But in July, the national statistics office said joblessness had reached 29 percent — the highest since the country’s quarterly labour force survey was introduced 11 years earlier.Share on: WhatsApp Nigeria summoned its South African ambassador to express “displeasure over the treatment of her citizens” and said it would dispatch a special envoy.Several Nigerians used social media to call for a boycott of South African companies, including telecoms provider MTN, satellite television service DSTV and retailer Shoprite.Separately, African Union chairperson Moussa Faki condemned the violence “in the strongest terms” but said he was encouraged “by arrests already made by the South African authorities”.last_img read more

Three things we learned from Liverpool’s win over Man City

first_imgTitle Liverpool’s to lose“People will say Liverpool can only lose it.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is already aware of the narrative that his side will face in the remaining seven months of the season with such a historic prize up for grabs.There may still be 26 games to go, but Liverpool have lost just one of their last 51 in the league and dropped just two points in their last 21 matches.Only City’s brilliance in winning their last 14 games of the Premier League campaign denied Klopp’s men the title last season.With the champions wounded by a long-term injury to centre-back Aymeric Laporte and without Ederson on Sunday, Liverpool smelled blood and took their chance to land what appears a knockout blow to City’s title defence.Another fine VARceThe marquee game of the Premier League season was always likely to be affected by a big VAR call and the entire complexion of the game changed in the space of 22 seconds just six minuets in.City could easily have had a penalty when the ball ricocheted around the Liverpool area and hit Alexander-Arnold on the arm. Had the same incident taken place in the Champions League, it likely would have been given.But with the Premier League’s high bar to overrule the referee’s call on the field, City were doubly punished when Fabinho fired home a brilliant strike.Guardiola sarcastically thanked the officials at full-time, while the absent Ederson posted “the TV guys forgot their glasses at home” on Instagram.Share on: WhatsApp Klopp clear on topLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League and nine ahead of Manchester City with a 3-1 win over the defending champions at Anfield to take a giant leap towards ending their 30-year wait for the title.Fabinho’s searing strike and Mohamed Salah’s stooping header handed Liverpool a dream start inside 13 minutes.However, there was plenty of controversy to accompany that opening gambit from the European champions as in the build-up to Fabinho’s goal, Trent Alexander-Arnold handled inside his own area and City claims for a penalty were waved away.Sadio Mane made it 3-0 early in the second half as the loss of first-choice goalkeeper Ederson to injury came back to cost City as Claudio Bravo failed to keep the Senegalese’s diving header out.Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back as the visitors ended the game camped in Liverpool’s half, but there was no miracle late fightback to leave the champions clinging to the defence of their title by a thread.Liverpool clinical, City wastefulCity enjoyed more possession and more shots on goal, but where the champions were wasteful, Liverpool were clinical.The hosts scored with their first two attacks to leave City with a mountain to climb.Angelino hit the post and Sergio Aguero pulled the sort of opening he has specialised in burying throughout his City career wide with the chance to bring Pep Guardiola’s men back into the game before half-time.Even after Bernardo Silva’s strike to reduce City’s deficit, there could have been a nervy ending for Liverpool had Raheem Sterling gone for goal rather than trying to square for Gabriel Jesus.Instead, the Brazilian’s flicked effort was blocked to sum up the difference between the sides.last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Gov. DeSantis Provides COVID-19 Update

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis is providing an update on Thursday about the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 22,897 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 633 deaths.last_img

City of Olympia Participating in Asia Pacific Cities Summit

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaMayor Buxbaum to Moderate a Panel DiscussionOlympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum is participating in this year’s Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS). The 2013 APCS is a biennial event which has been held for the past 17 years. Information about this year’s summit, including the agenda, is available on the Summit’s website.The theme of this year’s APCS is: Reshaping the Urbanomics of Cities – City Challenges, City Solutions.  Mayor Buxbaum will moderate a panel discussion titled: “Harbor City Dialogue – Critical Path for Asia’s Marine Cities.”“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to meet with my counterparts from the Pacific Region. This is an important time for Olympia to be learning from and sharing information about sustainability and the challenges and opportunities that municipalities are facing concerning the environment and economy”, said Mayor Buxbaum.In preparation for this trip, Mayor Buxbaum met with staff and representatives from the Port of Olympia, Thurston County Economic Development Council, Saint Martin’s University, and the Lt. Governor’s Office.Michael Cade, Executive Director of the Thurston County Economic Development Council stated, “This trip represents a unique and excellent opportunity for Olympia and the region to expand international business opportunities for our local employers, manufacturers and tourism industry.  We applaud the Mayor’s initiative in developing these long term relationships that are critical to our future.”Over 68 cities from 5 continents will join this year’s Summit.  Funding for the Mayor’s travel, accommodations and registration is being provided by the Asia Pacific Cities Summit.last_img read more