Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Oscar Winners Would You Like to See on B’way?

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. The countdown is on for the Academy Awards, which take place on February 28. We love when Hollywood actors bring their talent to live theater and with Eclipsed’s Lupita Nyong’o and Hughie’s Forest Whitaker stepping onto a Broadway stage for the first time this month, we can’t help wondering which other golden statuette-bearing actors should grace the boards. So, with Hollywood’s biggest night upon us, we ask you: which other recent Oscar-winning actors would you like to see on (or back on!) Broadway? Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek kicked off this new challenge with his top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and then click “rearrange list” (or, if you have nothing to rearrange, go right ahead and hit “publish”). STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com!last_img read more

How to get back on track if you’re drowning in debt

first_imgGetting out of debt is much harder than getting into it. But you can do it — and along the way, you’ll rid yourself of a lot of stress.Countless people find themselves drowning in debt simply because they can’t control their spending. If this sounds familiar, try tracking everything you buy for a month, including all those “little” items that cost just a few dollars. Once you see how those purchases add up, you’ll realize how important it is to lay out a budget and stick to it.Understanding how much you actually spend is a good first step, but that alone won’t get you out of debt. The following strategies for managing different types of expenses — and bringing in some extra income — can you help you reach a happy, debt-free future.Control your credit card usageIf credit card debt is the problem, take these steps right away: continue reading » 99SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Charlie Nicholas makes Europa League predictions for Arsenal and Manchester United

first_imgCharlie Nicholas makes Europa League predictions for Arsenal and Manchester United Comment Nicholas assessed the Europa League matches (Picture: Getty)‘I do not think this is a certain win for Arsenal,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports. ‘Mikel Arteta will sit and read into the fact that they let in two against Everton. Bernd Leno gets Arsenal out of a lot of holes but he did slip up for the second goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette will come in I think. You have to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in for his goals. Will Nicolas Pepe get another run? Probably. Does he deserve it? Probably not. I would probably look at Gabriel Martinelli.‘The game against Manchester City has been postponed as they are in the Carabao Cup final, which means Arsenal can go at it and get into the last 16.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘You can still see the mess at the back, but Arteta will change things again. Sokratis Papastathopoulos may come in, while Hector Bellerin may drop out.‘You have to play Bukayo Saka at the back. This side has got its attacking side back and got its mojo back in that respect.’United only picked up a draw when away in Bruges a week ago, but Nicholas expects them to win 2-0 at Old Trafford. Charlie Nicholas Europa League predictions Braga vs Rangers (2-3): Braga 2-1 (5-5) RangersEspanyol vs Wolves (0-4): Espanyol 2-1 (2-5) WolvesArsenal vs Olympiakos (1-0): Arsenal 3-1 (4-1) OlympiakosMan Utd vs Club Brugge (1-1): Man Utd 2-0 (3-1) Club BruggeCeltic vs FC Copenhagen (1-1): Celtic 2-0 (3-1) FC Copenhagen Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Feb 2020 2:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Solskjaer and Arteta will lead their troops into European action (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has backed Manchester United and Arsenal to progress to the last-16 of the Europa League, although he expects both sides to have to dig deep to win their respective second leg ties against Club Brugge and Olympiakos.Arsenal return to the Emirates with a 1-0 lead and are the heavy favourites to progress, having progressed from all 17 of their European ties when winning the first leg away from home.They were forced to dig deep to beat Premier League rivals Everton at the weekend and Nicholas is expecting them to beat the Greek outfit 3-1. ‘Manchester United are getting a pat on the back after victory against Watford but I still think there are issues,’ Nicholas added.‘Jesse Lingard is back in training, as is Scott McTominay, while Paul Pogba is on the verge of returning – does that disrupt things again? I do not think Pogba gets back in.‘Anthony Martial is in good goalscoring form, Juan Mata has been their best creative player as of late and young Mason Greenwood has been getting on the scoresheet too. Bruno Fernandes has been brilliant since coming in.More: FootballChelsea 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 CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘Their next few league games are tremendously tough – Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham, Sheffield United – so it will be good to get past this one and keep another clean sheet. I’m backing them to do that.’While Nicholas is backing fellow British outfits Wolves – who won 4-0 against Espanyol last week – and Celtic – who drew away to FC Copenhagen – to progress, he expects Rangers – who pulled off a stunning comeback from 2-0 down to Braga in the first leg – to go out.Will all the British teams reach the last-16 of the Europa League?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Ray Parlour disagrees with Gary Neville over Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Bowling For Friends to Take Place on January 19th

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Bowling For Friends will kick off on January 19th.Teams of four are encouraged to sign up. All proceeds from registration will directly benefit the nonprofit Friends Together, an organization that helps those with cancer. Folks will receive pizza, bowling shoes, beverages, and even have a chance to win door prizes. Space is limited to 24 teams of four. You can grab registration forms at Thunder Bay Lanes or over at Friends Together. The event kicks off at 6:00pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Northern Lights Arena Celebrating 15 Years on SaturdayNext Christmas Climatelast_img

Top performances from the weekend

first_imgOver a dozen local prep football and soccer teams looked to etch their places in North Coast Section playoff history over the weekend. Several local athletes had big days to propel their teams to victory. Here are a few who stood out over the weekend that was.Joey Pontes: Running back/Defensive back — Fortuna Huskies footballJoey Pontes wasn’t the only Huskie to have an impact during Fortuna’s 55-14 win over visiting El Molino in the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs on Friday …last_img

The Ongoing Campaign for “Homestar”

first_imgEven though the federally expanded Weatherization Assistance Program has struggled to gain its bureaucratic footing, the logic behind the program and others designed to encourage further energy efficiency retrofits is, in the current economic climate, too compelling for the Obama administration to ignore.President Obama’s pitch in Savannah, Georgia, this week for the “Homestar” home-retrofit-and-rebate legislative proposal, whose essentials the White House unveiled last November, played directly to populist hunger for programs that create jobs and to the notion that eco-friendly, energy-saving home improvements that are done correctly can save homeowners money.Making upgrades rebate-readySpeaking to an audience at the Savannah Technical College, where students are trained in energy efficient construction, the president cited a few Homestar details (which also are outlined on the White House press office website) aimed at making it easier for homeowners to manage the upfront costs of retrofit projects.Purchases of certain materials and services from participating vendors, installers, and utility programs, for example, will be eligible for point-of-sale rebates. Under what Homestar proponents call “Silver Star” improvements, consumers would be eligible for 50% rebates, up to $1,500, on simple upgrades such as duct sealing, installation of insulation, energy efficient water heaters, HVAC systems, windows and/or doors. Certain combinations of upgrades could boost the Silver Star rebate to as much as $3,000.Another retrofit category, called Gold Star, offers a $3,000 rebate for a whole-home audit and upgrade that reduces the home’s energy costs by 20% or more.A stimulus-funded precedentThe program would focus on products made in the U.S. and installed by certified contractors, and would include support for state- and locally sponsored financing plans. And while WAP is aimed at low-income households, Homestar rebates would be available to consumers in all income brackets.Obama is presenting the proposal as a nonpartisan, “common-sense approach” to the nation’s high unemployment rate and the need to decrease energy use, although his political opponents said they are skeptical the plan will deliver as promised. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, cited unmet expectations for the $5 billion Weatherization Assistance Program as evidence that a stimulus plan like Homestar would disappoint. That assessment, however, is premature, since WAP has only now begun ramping up to peak operation. A fair assessment of the current incarnation of the WAP is several months away.last_img read more

4 die in wall collapse, life hit in flooded Vadodara

first_imgNDRF rescues people in Vadodara following flash floods due to heavy rainfall NDRF rescues people in Vadodara following flash floods due to heavy rainfallVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:4101:41  Incessant rainfall has caused the death of four people in a wall collapse in Vadodara, besides causing floods and affecting life in the city. Nearly 5,000 people from over two dozen low-lying areas were shifted by the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force). Most of the roads were completely inundated.The government has deployed nine teams of the NDRF, besides the Army and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to evacuate people from areas along the Vishwamitri river that is flowing to the danger level mark.center_img According to the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC), a total of five NDRF and four SDRF teams have been involved in rescue operations in addition to two columns of the Army and as many companies of the State Reserve Police (SRP).Additionally, district police and teams of fire brigade of Vadodara and Surat Municipal Corporations have been deployed for a major rescue operation in the city which had seen an extremely heavy downpour of 499 mm on Wednesday.The district authorities ordered the closure of all schools and colleges on Friday. The operations at the city airport were shut on Thursday.Waterlogging of tracksFlooding has disrupted traffic movement as the authorities shut down all eight bridges in the city. The Western Railway has cancelled over a dozen trains due to waterlogging of tracks.“Five teams of the NDRF have been airlifted from Pune to join the evacuation works in Vadodara. CM has deputed a team of senior bureaucrats from Gandhinagar to oversee rescue and relief works,” a Gujarat government release stated.More than one lakh food packets were distributed by the NDRF and police in localities submerged in knee-deep waters.According to Vadodara Collector Shalini Agrawal, water was not receding because of the opening of sluice gates of the Ajwa dam and inflow of more water due to rains in the catchment area of the Vishwamitri.Floodwaters have entered the Sayajibaug zoo and government-run SSG hospital, besides local markets.On Thursday evening, the State energy division restored power in some of the areas where supply was stopped after four dozen feeders were submerged. “We have restored power in some areas but still several areas are in dark,” a government official said.“Four labourers were killed in a wall collapse due to heavy rain in Chhani area of Vadodara,” Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said after holding a review meeting in capital Gandhinagar.last_img read more

Win The Chance To Build A Habitat For Humanity Home With The

first_imgHere’s the chance for two lucky individuals to win the chance to build a Habitat For Humanity home with world-renowned construction and real estate experts Jonathan and Drew Scott in Nashville, Tennessee.Those who wish to enter the drawing will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to bring one guest to meet Jonathan and Drew Scott in Nashville and make an impact in someone’s life. Winners and their guests will fly free to Nashville, and will be able to begin construction on two new homes for one busy build day on April 2, working alongside the homebuyers and other Habitat volunteers.Participants can enter to win at www.habitat.org/ScottBrothers. Winners will be announced March 5, 2018.last_img