January 18, 2021

Will Ariana Grande Help Her Hairspray Live! BFF Maddie Baillio Score Her Cast Crush?

first_img There’s nobody more devoted to Tracy Turnblad than her gum-chewing friend Penny Pingleton and now it looks like Hairspray Live! stars Maddie Baillio and Ariana Grande are taking that BFF bond offscreen.Fresh face Baillio, who was plucked out of Marymount Manhattan College to play Turnblad in the December 7 TV event, told Broadway.com that the two have grown close. “She’s playing my best friend on the show, but she’s also been such an amazing friend in real life,” Baillio gushed, adding that Grande might even be helping her land a man! “She’s been my wing man. I have a crush on someone in the cast right now and she’s helping out with that!”Grande, who kicked off her career on Broadway in Jason Robert Brown’s 13 at the age of 15, has been a happy presence on set for Baillio. “I was doing ‘Can’t Stop the Beat’ yesterday and Ariana was watching and she just had the biggest smile on her face,” she said. “That’s so cool because she’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world. The fact that she loves theater makes me so happy. She said this is her home and that she’s never been so happy in her life!”Watch more of our interviews with the stars of Hairspray Live! below. View Comments Ariana Grande posted these on-set photos with new BFF Baillio (credit: instagram/arianagrande)last_img read more

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December 20, 2020

Honduran Authorities Seize Rifles, Anti-Tank Grenades, and Drugs

first_imgBy Dialogo March 22, 2011 Honduran police authorities seized a powerful arsenal, including anti-tank grenades, and a considerable amount of cocaine, in a residence in San Pedro Sula, 240 km north of the capital, Defense Minister Marlon Pascua announced on 18 March. “It’s a large quantity of weapons, and especially heavy weapons, anti-tank weapons, fragmentation grenades, numerous M-16 clips, and there are AK-47 and M-16 rifles. We’re talking about weapons used by armies,” Pascua told the program Frente a Frente [Face to Face] on Honduran television’s Channel 5. Pascua led a tour of the luxurious residence, on the northern outskirts of Honduras’s second most important city, where the cocaine and the arsenal found on 17 March were described. The Honduran press reported that military authorities, the Directorate for the Fight against Drug Trafficking, and other police bodies forced their way into the large residence, supposedly the headquarters of a transport firm. In the location, after pulling up the floor, they found a tunnel where the weapons were: twenty-five RPG-7 grenade launchers with their grenades, eight boxes of M-16 rifles with around one thousand clips, eight boxes of M-16, AK-47, and AR-15 rifles, and ten bags with packages of cocaine, the weight of which has not yet been determined. They also found uniforms used by the Honduran police, four Mexican police badges, and bulletproof vests, as well as six containers with hidden compartments for transporting drugs and lighting systems for clandestine landing strips for small planes. Pascua said that two suspects will be investigated, and he added that the arsenal is believed to be linked to a drug laboratory discovered near San Pedro Sula on 9 March. “We don’t know their intentions, whether they meant to use (the arsenal) here or in another country,” he admitted. Colombian specialists have arrived in Honduras to help the Honduran authorities investigate the laboratory, where large amounts of cocaine were processed for export to North America, after importing the paste and all the ingredients from South America, according to the authorities.last_img read more

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December 18, 2020

Make disruptions work for your credit union

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Today’s leaders must know how to manage disruptions. The word itself – disruption – can sound a bit negative, but it’s really just another word for change. And leaders shouldn’t just be able to live with change, they should welcome it.The daily disruptions in our lives – whether personal or professional – can create new opportunities and ways to grow. Business Insider contributor James Rosebush discusses three ways that leaders can “come out as the victor over change.” They include:– Recognize that change is a permanent fixture. Leaders should be able to anticipate change, even welcome it, if they want their organizations to stay relevant and viable.– Listen carefully to catch the change behind the change. You must take the time to evaluate and analyze the change before you react, otherwise you may miss something important. continue reading »last_img read more

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October 19, 2020

News on Jakarta’s retightening PSBB triggers IDX circuit breaker

first_imgThe day before, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced that the administration was reinstating the PSBB amid the rising daily tally of COVID-19 cases in the capital, effective Monday (Sept. 14).The capital has recorded more than 1,000 cases per day over the last few days, and its transmission rate has been rising since it reopened specific business sectors starting June under the “transitional PSBB”, only two months after imposing the strict PSBB in March and April.“Investors seem worried that the economy will worsen again to the point that the JCI slump of March will happen again, hence the panic in the market right now,” analyst Chris Apriliony of Jasa Utama Capital told The Jakarta Post bytext message on Thursday.The Indonesian bourse saw its first stock trading suspension since the 2008 financial crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on the archipelago’s shores in March. Market panic reached an all-time high in March alone, when the IDX’s circuit breaker was triggered six times.The JCI hit its lowest point when it plunged to 3,937.63 on March 24. It had been rallying in recent months with many analysts projecting that the JCI would close above 5,500 at the end of the year, before the news on Jakarta’s PSBB reinstatement struck the market.“The JCI this year will most likely reach its highest point at 5,500,” Chris said, upending the earlier projection on the benchmark index’s recovery.He added that the index was still likely to move sideways by the end of the year, possibly within the 5,200 level. He also noted that foreign investors would only return when mass vaccination was already under way, due to the high uncertainty of the country’s economy and the continuing increase in nationwide COVID-19 cases. (prm)Topics : Indonesian stocks fell 5 percent on Thursday morning following the Jakarta administration’s decision to retighten its restrictions, prompting the bourse to halt trading for 30 minutes.The capital city made the decision to retighten the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) due to the unabating surge in COVID-19 cases.The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) halted trading at 10:36 a.m. Jakarta time as the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) shed 257.5 points to 4,891.88 just two hours after the opening bell. Foreign investors dumped Rp 484.72 billion (US$32.97 million) in stocks to exceed stock purchases, bringing foreign net sell to Rp 33.43 trillion to date, while 423 stocks plummeted, went 28 up and 83 remained unchanged amid the trading halt.State-owned Bank Mandiri, state-owned PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia and Indonesia’s largest private bank, Bank Central Asia (BCA), suffered the worst of the foreign selling spree as their stocks plunged respectively 6.93 percent, 5.71 percent and 4.24 percent.The rupiah exchange rate depreciated 0.31 percent on Thursday morning to Rp 14,795 against the US dollar.“The market reaction to [Jakarta’s retightening] the PSBB is normal, and the decision is needed to contain the COVID-19 infection,” IDX trading director Laksono Widodo told the press via text message.last_img read more

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October 18, 2020

Aaron Ramsey could STILL make fairy tail ending to Arsenal career against Chelsea

first_imgAaron Ramsey could STILL make fairy tail ending to Arsenal career against Chelsea Aaron Ramsey suffered a hamstring injury against Napoli on Thursday (Picture: REX)Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out for up to three weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s Europa League win over Napoli on Thursday.The 28-year-old was forced off just moments before Alexandre Lacazette’s stunning 30-yard free kick which effectively sealed Arsenal’s passage through to the semi-finals of the competition for the second season in a row.After failing to agree a new contract, Ramsey is set to end his 11-year Arsenal career and join Juventus on a free transfer in the summer, leading to fears last night’s match in Naples could represent the last of a stellar career in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to the Evening Standard, however, the Wales international’s strain is not severe and he could be in contention for the final Premier League game of the season against Burnley on May 12.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityShould he come through unscathed, Ramsey would then be in contention to appear in the Europa League final on May 29. Arsenal face Valencia in the last four and would meet the winners of the tie between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt.Discussing how Arsenal would cope without Ramsey for the domestic run-in, club legend Martin Keown said: ‘Now the dust settles that’s a huge loss because there’s the top four to aim for, there’s a final to get to, to try and go one better than they did last year. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 4:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link691Shares Unai Emery speaks after Arsenal qualify for Europa League semi-finalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:35FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Arsenal qualify for Europa League semi-finalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-arsenal-qualify-europa-league-semi-final-1908664/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘But it’s going to be tough without him [Ramsey] they have to find the right solution to playing without him.‘Is it going to be Ozil, is it going to be Mkhitaryan, or does he change the system?‘There’s a lot to think about for the manager on a night when he can be really pleased with his team’s work.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

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September 28, 2020

Iran Seizes UK-Flagged Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

first_imgIranian authorities seized a British-flagged, Swedish-owned oil tanker while transiting the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.The 46,575 cbm ship, Stena Impero, was captured for “breaching international maritime law”, Tehran-based Press TV reported, referring to a statement issued by the country’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).The ship allegedly turned off its tracker and ignored several warnings by the IRGC before being boarded by the armed guards. What is more, the MR2 tanker reportedly failed to respond to a distress call sent by an Iranian fishing boat.The Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) was cited as saying that the vessel had also been releasing oil residues from its tanks.Stena Impero’s owner Stena Bulk and ship manager Northern Marine Management confirmed that the 2018-built tanker was approached by small naval craft and a helicopter at around 16:00 BST on July 19. The vessel suddenly deviated from its passage to Jubail and headed north towards Iran. Neither the vessel owner nor the operator were able to establish contact with  Stena Impero.“There are 23 seafarers onboard of Indian, Russian, Latvian and Filipino nationality. There have been no reported injuries and the safety and welfare of our crew remains our primary focus. We are in close contact with both the UK and Swedish government authorities to resolve this situation and we are liaising closely with our seafarers’ families,” Erik Hanell, President and Chief Executive, Stena Bulk, said.A second oil tanker, which flies the Liberian flag but is managed by Norbulk Shipping UK, was boarded by Iranian armed personnel on Friday. The 315,000 dwt Mesdar was instructed to head north towards Iran. However, Mesdar was soon cleared to resume its voyage.“Communication has been re-established with the vessel and Master confirmed that the armed guards have left and the vessel is free to continue the voyage. All crew are safe and well,” Norbulk said in a statement released on late Friday.Separately, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he is “extremely concerned by the seizure of two naval vessels by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz”. “The seizures are unacceptable. It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region,” Hunt pointed out.Tensions between the UK and Iran mounted in early July when Gibraltar and Royal Marines detained the Iranian tanker Grace 1 on suspicion it was carrying a shipment of crude oil to Syria. The ship was arrested due to the alleged breach of EU sanctions against Syria. Although Gibraltar claimed it was enforcing the existing sanctions, Iran described the seizure as unlawful as the country is not an EU member.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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September 24, 2020

Randall E. Cyman, 65

first_imgRandall Edward Cyman (of Greensburg, Indiana) was called Home to the Lord on November 28th, 2017, during a pheasant hunting excursion with his beloved bird dog “Millie.”  Randy was born December 15th, 1951 in South Bend, Indiana, to Richard L. and Geraldine Jaronik Cyman.  He graduated in 1970 from Pendleton Heights High School, where he was a standout athlete lettering in football, baseball, and wrestling.  He continued his education at Tampa University, attending on athletic scholarships for wrestling and football.  He completed his BA degree through Anderson University, then went on to get his Masters of Business at Ball State University.  Randy had several passions including hunting, fishing, and golfing; he loved sharing these special times with dear friends.  He had an appreciation of history, which led to the ownership of HighPoint Orchard, established on Historic Pleak’s Hill in 2005.Randy spent 30+ years working for General Motors/Delco Remy/Delphi.  He was promoted through the ranks into Management.  He was instrumental in serving multiple capacities including Human Resource Director, Labor Relations, Sales/Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Supervisor, Executive Director of the Dammam Saudi Arabia AC Delco Maintenance Free Battery Plant.  Randy also spent the last five years of his career serving locally as the Human Resource Director for One Solution Logistics.Randy received many awards throughout his lifetime. He received the General Motors Life Saving Award, and the Don Almquist Award.  He was honored for his efforts in building the Arabian Wrestling Club at Pendleton Heights High School.Randy was a dedicated husband, father, and papaw.  He is survived by his wife, Karen Gross Cyman, whom he married in 2001; son, Edward (Abigail) Cyman, of Frisco, Texas; daughter, Erica Cyman, of Markleville, Indiana; grandchildren Tory Vire, Gavin Swinford, Brock and Bryce Cyman; and several special cousins.   He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Richard Cyman Jr.; and son, Elliot Randall Cyman.A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at the HighPoint Orchard Ole Mill Barn, 3321 N. Old US Hwy 421, Greensburg, IN 47240, from 3 to 7 p.m., with the Memorial Service immediately following.  Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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September 23, 2020

Chevrolet Performance builds on IMCA crate engine bonus success

first_imgGRAND BLANC, Mich. – Top-performing crate engine competitors in four IMCA divisions are in the running for bonuses from Chevrolet Performance again in 2015.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock drivers powered by crate engines receive $250 bonuses for each local track championship won this season.Chevrolet Performance paid bonuses totaling $33,500 to winners of 134 track titles in 2014, the first year of a three-year pact. Modified drivers earned $13,250 for 53 crate engine track crowns. SportMod drivers pocketed $13,000 for 52 local titles while Hobby Stock drivers netted $7,250 for 29 championships.The bonus program for SportMods began in 2005 and expanded last year to include the Modifieds and Hobby Stocks.“As we embark on a second decade of partnership with Chevrolet Performance, we continue to see growth in the breadth of the program,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Every year we have increased the cash paid out to IMCA racers and tracks from the year before, and 2015 will be no different. Their support has been second-to-none and we’re proud of the relationship we’ve built.”The 2015 season is Chevrolet Performance’s 11th as an IMCA marketing partner. There is no limit to the number of bonuses a driver can receive; checks will be presented during the national awards banquet on Nov. 28 in Lincoln, Neb., or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Drivers in all four divisions are again required to return sign-up forms and display two Chevrolet Performance decals on their race car and the word Crate on the ‘A’ pillar to be eligible for bonuses.More information about the Chevrolet Performance bonus program is available from Yoder at 319 472-2201.The agreement with Chevrolet Performance also includes bonuses paid to sanctioned tracks for banner display.last_img read more

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September 23, 2020

Night of 10,000 Stars is Friday at Han­cock County Speedway

first_imgBRITT, Iowa – The second of three crown jewel events for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds this week at Hancock County Speedway is the Friday, Aug. 7 Night of 10,000 Stars.The winner earns $7,000, with $1,000 bonuses added if they’ve won the event previously, raced at least six times previously at Britt this season and if they’ve won a feature at Hancock County in 2015. That makes for a potential $10,000 payday.Minimum start money for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier is $400 and tow money is $100. Distance for the main event is 50 laps with a mandatory pit stop on the front stretch on lap 25.Thirty cars will qualify with another six sponsor provisionals; the longest tow driver also receives a provisional if they do not qualify.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will chase a $1,000 top prize Friday night. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and rac­ing to follow. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35.Fireworks follow the final checkers of the evening. DuPont Crop Protection sponsors the Night of 10,000 Stars.The Night of 1,000 Stars is Thursday, Aug. 6 at Britt while the All Star Race is Saturday, Aug. 8.More information about any of the three specials is available at the www.hcspeedway.com website or by calling promoter Joe Ringsdorf at 515 320-0066 or the track at 641 843-9080.last_img read more

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September 21, 2020

Wenger: Giroud compares favourably

first_img “We have high moral grounds. We take information about the moral level of the player and when there is any moral restriction we do not buy the player.” Arsenal will have midfielder Mikel Arteta back from suspension after his red card against Crystal Palace. Combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini, though, remains sidelined with his groin problem as does Serge Gnabry (ankle), while Theo Walcott is still recovering from minor abdominal surgery. Wenger maintains his squad are determined to show their title aspirations are not unfounded with an impressive display against the Reds, as they look to avoid what would be a third successive home defeat following the Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund and so maintain momentum with a return European tie in Germany next week ahead of the trip to Manchester United on November 10. “It is an important period of course, but I am quite confident and am quite relaxed because I have the complete confidence that we will deal well with it,” the Arsenal manager said. “I take it as an opportunity to show our strengths and I am completely sure that the players will be up for it and take this opportunity. “We are a very stable team who, since January 1, has taken more points than anybody else. “I learnt a lot about my team through the spring period when we had our backs to the wall and had to win every single game. I know how strong these guys are and how much they want it.” Wenger added: “We are in a strong position in the Premier League, that is why our mood is positive. “We want to be and I think we are title contenders, and Liverpool as well. “You have four other teams certainly, or five, who will be title contenders this year. “It is a big game for us, massively important, but I don’t worry about where the teams are (in the table). “Between the team who is 14th and the team who is eighth, there are two or three points. At the moment, the table has no real significance.” Had things turned out differently this summer, then controversial Uruguay forward Suarez could well have been leading the Gunners attack, rather than netting six times in the five games since returning to action for the Reds from a 10-match ban imposed after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. However, in Giroud Arsenal also posses a serious goal threat of their own, with the former Montpellier frontman taking his tally to eight with a late header which sealed a 2-0 win for the 10-man Gunners at Crystal Palace last weekend. Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt “real centre-forward” Olivier Giroud will turn on the style again when the Frenchman looks to win the battle of the strikers against Liverpool frontman Luis Suarez at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Wenger is confident Giroud will not get lost in the hype surrounding comparisons with Suarez as his team focus on producing the required response following their midweek Capital One Cup defeat by Chelsea and look to stay top of the Barclays Premier League. “If some clubs were interested in buying him (Suarez), then it is because he was playing quite well, but what is important for me are the players who play for Arsenal tomorrow against Luis Suarez,” Wenger said. “I believe that Giroud has proven since the start of the season that he is an exceptional striker and I am convinced that he will be up for it. “They have different styles. Giroud is a real centre-forward who uses his power – he is really central. Suarez is more a player who goes on the flanks and is more a dribbler.” Wenger continued: “I think our target is to have the ball and master the situation because we are dominating and we have more of the ball than our opponents – and if we have the ball a lot we do not need to worry too much about our opponents and that will be the target tomorrow.” There had been some discontent among sections of the Arsenal supporters at the thought of signing a player who also served a ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in October 2011. Wenger, though, would have had no issues had the transfer been completed, with Liverpool rejecting a specific £40, 000,001 offer which was expected to have triggered a supposed get-out clause. “The player has been punished for what he did,” Wenger said. last_img read more

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