Dear Friend: Squigs Sends a Broadway Ink to the Cast of She Loves Me

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. She Loves Me There’s currently “A Romantic Atmosphere,” at Studio 54 as Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi lead She Loves Me. Directed by Scott Ellis and featuring a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, the Roundabout production will officially open on March 17.To celebrate the Great White Way revival of the classic tale of sparring coworkers—and anonymous romantic pen pals—Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch. There’s Benanti as Amalia, Levi as Georg, Jane Krakowski as Ilona, Byron Jennings as Mr. Maraczek, Gavin Creel as Steven Kodaly, Michael McGrath as Ladislav Sipos, Peter Bartlett as Headwaiter and Michael Fatica as Busboy.Broadway.com wishes the She Loves Me team a happy opening…may they be dear friends from this point on! View Comments © Justin “Squigs” Robertson Related Shows Laura Benanti Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016last_img read more

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High-end Westlake close to water finds traction

first_imgInside 5 Riverview Close, Westlake.Mrs Karatau said the size of the home and its riverfront position was attractive to buyers.“The fact is that it could suit a lot of families these days, with children staying at home longer. It certainly had a floor plan that suited multi-generational living.“The people who bought it fell in love with it straight away, but they weren’t in a position to buy at auction so they waited until after auction,” she said.Mrs Karatau said the Centenary suburbs offered facilities families were looking for. She expects the market across Brisbane to perform steadily in 2018. The home at 5 Riverview Close, Westlake.BEAUTIFUL riverfront homes in the Centenary suburbs are finding favour with buyers, although sales success can take time.The sale of 5 Riverview Close, Westlake, for $950,000 on November 27 was the culmination of long marketing campaign, according to LJ Hooker New Farm agent Pauline Karatau.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Mrs Karatau said their marketing campaign involved a slow stream of potential purchasers. “Over a period of six weeks I probably only had 12 to 14 people through. It was originally an auction campaign,” she said.last_img read more

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Wade can only watch as DeJuan Blair, Spurs beat Heat

first_imgMAKING AN IMPACT—Spurs’ rookie Dejuan Blair shoots as Miami’s Anthony Tolliver, (35) and Shavlik Randolph, (42) defend during preseason basketball action in Miami, Oct. 11. MIAMI (AP)—San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich quickly pointed out that former Pitt and Schenley star DeJuan Blair only had one defensive rebound Sunday night.“Not good enough,” Popovich said, barely keeping a straight face. So far, Blair is showing the Spurs—and probably the rest of the NBA—that he’s certainly good enough. The rookie scored 28 points on 11 of 13 shooting, 15 of those points coming in the final 7 minutes, and the Spurs erased an 11-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 95-93 in a preseason game. “He’s a real mobile, agile player, even though he’s got the girth that he has,” Popovich said of the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Blair, who’s noticeably slimmer than he was playing college ball at Pittsburgh. “It’s a heck of a gift.”The Heat were without several regulars, including reigning NBA scoring champion Dwyane Wade.Blair’s steal and layup with 3 minutes left helped the Spurs take control, and further illustrated why he’s looked like the steal of the NBA draft so far in preseason. The 37th overall pick last June had 16 points and 19 rebounds in San Antonio’s only other preseason game so far.“It’s just hard work and my teammates trusting in me and just trying to adjust to the system,” Blair said. “I’m not showing it, but it’s problems for me. Adjusting to the system is kind of hard, but I’m getting it.”As Blair got dressed after the game, guard Keith Bogans was at the next locker, having a sandwich and some Doritos. Blair lamented that neither of those are among his culinary choices these days, as he tries to slim further down.It’s paying off.“He’s a character guy. He’s a quality guy,” Popovich said. “He’s a hard worker and obviously, he has a passion for the game.”last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Whitewater BC Winter Games Team

first_imgWhitewater skiers were part of the 1,700 athletes at the provincial meet.Sophie Hickson (SL), Aliza Jones (GS), and Zarah Murray (SL) placed 18th, 20th, and 39th respectively, while Liam Lazier and Troy Bellman came in 23rd and 20th in GS.Henry Leishman, finished 13th in Slalom while Yael Ooshuizen took ninth in the same event.Mallards Source for sports would like to honour the Whitewater skiers with Team of the Week acolades.The team includes,Troy Bellman, Aliza Jones,  Zarah Murray, Sophie Hickson, Liam Lazier, Henry Leishman and Yael Oosthuizen. Whitewater Ski Team sent a large contingent of skiers to compete at the recent BC Winters Games in Penticton.last_img

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Chinmayanand case: lawyers move SC over missing victim

first_imgA group of lawyers here on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court requesting initiation of proceedings over the missing law student incident in Uttar Pradesh to avoid repeat of the Unnao incident.Suo motu cognisanceIn a letter to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, a group of lawyers requested the court to take suo motu cognisance of the issue. They also mentioned the matter before the Bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana.Initially, the court asked lawyers to approach the High Court but later asked them to submit the letter. It also assured them that it would look into the matter.The lawyers requested the court to issue notice to the U.P. government to trace the girl and provide police protection to her family. “We as a society can’t allow another Unnao case to happen,” it said.The National Commission for Women has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh police while the Uttar Pradesh Women Commission has sought a report from the Shahjahanpur district administration in the case.The NCW, which has taken a serious note of the incident, has urged the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police to expeditiously investigate the allegations of harassment levelled by the student and ensure the safety of the girl and her family.“Considering the gravity of the matter, the commission is taking suo motu cognisance of this case and issued a notice to the DGP Uttar Pradesh to investigate this matter and send a detailed report to the commission. The commission had urged the DGP to ensure the safety of the girl and her family and also make sure that the investigation is done very quickly,” the NCW said in a statement.UPWC chief Vimla Batham also expressed her commitment to safe return of the girl, who had been pursuing her studies in a college run by Mr. Chinmayanand’s Mumukshu ashram. “We have taken note of the incident and sought a report from the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Shahjahapur. We are awaiting report,” Ms. Batham told reporters.The student went missing following her allegation in a video clip that she was under threat from the leader of the sant community, without naming Mr. Chinmayanand.last_img read more

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Pacers handle playoff-chasing, Griffin-less Pistons

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Griffin missed a third straight game Wednesday, and the Pistons were routed 108-89 by the Indiana Pacers. Detroit says Griffin has been dealing with a sore left knee. He’s missed just six games this season, but it’s not clear when he’ll be available again. Coach Dwane Casey hopes to have him back for the team’s next game Friday.“He’s worked the past couple days,” Casey said. “Just not quite right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe out-of-town scoreboard had mostly good news for the Pistons. Brooklyn and Miami both lost, so Detroit remained alone in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. But the Nets and the Orlando Magic are just a half-game behind, and the Heat — who dropped to ninth — are only a game back of the Pistons.Thaddeus Young scored 21 points for the Pacers, who snapped a 10-game losing streak on the road and won for just the third time in their last 10 games overall. Bojan Bogdanovic and Myles Turner scored 17 points apiece, and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 13 rebounds. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Indiana closed the third quarter with nine straight points, and Doug McDermott’s 3-pointer gave the Pacers a 78-62 lead.“We talked about trying to be road tough tonight,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “We wanted to come out and play well, and I thought the guys did from start to finish. Offensively, we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but (our) defense was able to help hold the lead.”Andre Drummond had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Pistons, and Wayne Ellington scored 24 points.The Pistons turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter and trailed 18-15 after one. Indiana was up 44-36 at halftime. There was a highlight for Detroit in the third, when Turner fell to the ground trying to stay with Reggie Jackson on the perimeter, and Jackson made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to six. But it was a tough evening for the Pistons overall.Griffin has averaged 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 72 games — the most he’s played since he appeared in 80 in 2013-14 with the Los Angeles Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT “Whenever you’re missing your main guy, it’s kind of hard playing on the fly and figuring it out, but we have to adjust and we have to do it quickly,” Jackson said.HOME COURT?The Pacers are safely in the playoffs, but they’re still tied after Wednesday with Boston for fourth place in the East. So home court in the first round is at stake for both those teams down the stretch.“Every win counts. Every game, we have to play like it’s our last possession or our last game,” Young said. “We have to get as many wins as possible to keep up with that four spot. We just need to continue the course and continue to play and just take it from there.”RECORDDrummond tied his own team record with his 66th double-double of the season. He also had that many in 2015-16. Isiah Thomas had 65 in 1984-85.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana is 22-21 in Victor Oladipo’s absence. He is out for the season after a January knee injury. … Darren Collison (groin) and Wesley Matthews (hamstring) also missed the game. … Cory Joseph had six points and 12 assists.Pistons: Detroit has lost five of seven. … The Pistons went 11 of 41 from 3-point range. … Detroit finished with 20 turnovers.UP NEXT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, second from left, sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Detroit. Griffin sat out for a third game with a sore knee. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Blake Griffin made it through almost the whole season without a significant injury.Now, as the Detroit Pistons try to hold on to a playoff spot, their star’s health is a concern again.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pacers: Host Boston on Friday night.Pistons: At Oklahoma City on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Walt Lemon Jr. makes most of chance to play in NBA in Bulls’ skid-snapping win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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2012 Trans Tasman Series On Fox Sports

first_imgThe Women’s and Men’s divisions was first played on Fox Sports 2 on Wednesday, 13 June 2012. The three divisions will also be played on Saturday, 16 June 2012 at 9.00am (Mixed), 10.00am (Women’s) and 11.00am (Men’s) and will be replayed in the early morning on Wednesday, 20 June. To see what to expect from RJ Media’s production of the series please click on this link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHHx8bUJfa4&list=PLE49F532EEA20AC95&index=0&feature=plcpTouch Football on Fox Sports Saturday, 16 June 20122012 Trans Tasman Series – Mixed: 9.00am (Fox Sports 2)2012 Trans Tasman Series – Women’s: 10.00am (Fox Sports 2)2012 Trans Tasman Series – Men’s: 11.00am (Fox Sports 2)Wednesday, 20 June 20122012 Trans Tasman Series – Men’s: 01.30am (Fox Sports 2)2012 Trans Tasman Series – Women’s: 02.30am (Fox Sports 2)2012 Trans Tasman Series – Mixed: 03.30am (Fox Sports 2)Stay tuned to the website for more information about when you can see the 2012 Trans Tasman Series on television.Related LinksTrans Tasman On TVlast_img read more

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10 months agoFiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout interesting Napoli

first_imgFiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout interesting Napoliby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout is interesting Napoli.The former Aston Villa ace has been outstanding for the Viola this season.“I won’t even talk about the transfer market when it comes to him,” Mario Giuffredi said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“He’ll stay at Fiorentina, then in the summer we’ll see. I think he’s destined for a career at the highest level, but January isn’t the right time for him to move.“He wants to finish the season in Florence, as does [Cristiano] Biraghi. Veretout is liked by Napoli and many other teams, but it’s pointless talking about the transfer market for these lads.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Trudeau Xi face off on future of trade as PM China trip

first_imgBEIJING, China – Smiles and warm handshakes, ceremony and splendour — all of it will be on vivid display on Monday when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang extends a red-carpet welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.But the spectacle that will envelop Trudeau’s arrival at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People will shroud a starker reality: Canada’s uphill fight to forge a fair trading relationship with a big, ambitious country that plays by its own rules.The government is playing down the possibility that this trip would mark the start of formal free trade talks, but the prime minister will be looking to attract Chinese investors and move economic relations forward. China is eager to get on with actual negotiations after several long rounds of “exploratory” discussions with Canada.But Canada needs something else first: guarantees from China the talks won’t be strictly business.Senior government officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, say Canada wants China to agree to a framework for free trade talks that will include its so-called progressive trade agenda — environmental and labour, gender and governance issues.International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Saturday that Canada has raised those issues in exploratory talks in order to gauge the reaction of the Chinese.Chinese officials have repeatedly said any free trade deal with Canada should be divorced of human rights considerations. But Canada wants to continue to add what it sees as this broader progressive trade agenda that it successfully entrenched in its free trade deal with Europe and in the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Pacific Rim countries, not including China.As one of the architects of the current world trading order after the Second World War, Canada wants to protect and advance the rules of progressive international trade. Exactly how Canada persuades China to take a broader view has become a major preoccupation across many federal departments, officials say.“This is our turf in many respects. We’re not really going to let anyone else rewrite the rules,” one official said.The recently completed rounds of the exploratory talks were “about gathering intel, about understanding the situation.”Canada isn’t interested in negotiating a basic goods-and-services agreement similar to Australia’s pact with China, nor is it interested in negotiating piecemeal, sector by sector, the official said. That’s because if Canada and China strike a deal in aerospace, for instance, the principles that guide that agreement wouldn’t necessarily be applicable when a dispute arises in another, say agriculture.Champagne said in a recent speech that Canada wants to establish a broad framework “where issues can be addressed and rule of law is paramount.”Canada wants to level the playing field with a much larger country, including protecting the interests of small and medium sized companies, the minister said. And it is not interested in backing down from its progressive trade agenda.“When it comes to trade, Canadians expect us to be resolute and steadfast in the promotion of our values abroad, in preserving and protecting our national security, and all the while growing our economy,” Champagne said.“We must see the entire chessboard and plan our moves accordingly.”But many analysts say that chessboard is heavily stacked in China’s favour.Canada faces China’s most powerful leader in decades: President Xi Jinping, who solidified a bold vision for China’s future at a landmark party congress in October. With the protectionist Trump administration in Washington, Xi has positioned himself as the protector of liberalized trade. But his speech to the party congress promised to project a China worldview that he called “socialism with Chinese characteristics.”“They have made crystal clear the future for China is not democracy and western human rights, not today, not tomorrow and not in the long term,” said Paul Evans of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia.“It means they are more rigid than even on their approach to human rights,” he added.“Chinese leadership is really going to be welcome in several fields but it may be changing the rules in ways we should be nervous about.”David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China, said Canada needs a more comprehensive China strategy that addresses its continued rise as well as Canada’s interests and values. So far, he said, he has not seen that.“Xi is less interested in market forces than his predecessors, much more inclined to state intervention and much more inclined to do things that really cause the playing field to be skewed in China’s favour,” said Mulroney.“Negotiating this with Xi Jinping makes the job a lot more difficult, but not impossible.”Trudeau is to meet Xi on Tuesday in Beijing.Wendy Dobson, co-director of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, said she doesn’t think Canada is prepared to start formal trade talks with China. The two countries need to establish some guidelines at the start “so that we’re not surprised later.”“The template for us is CETA and TPP, which are very high-standard agreements, which include goods, services, investment, competition policy, state-owned enterprises,” said Dobson.China’s view is more straightforward. “It’s probably agriculture and natural resources and maybe kick us in the pants to build a pipeline to the west coast.”Champagne argued in his speech that Canada is more than a county of 35 million people because it has preferential access to a market of 1.2 billion through trade deals such as the Canada-EU pact and the much-threatened NAFTA.Mulroney said Canada has other leverage, too. The Chinese continue to place stock in the long-standing historical connections to Norman Bethune and former prime minister Pierre Trudeau’s breakthrough in establishing diplomatic relations.“We may think it’s quaint, but it’s real to them,” added Dobson.“They’ve got 5,000 years (of history) and this is only five minutes ago.”last_img read more

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Japan Economy shrank at 25 per cent annualized rate

first_imgTOKYO — Japan’s economy shrank at an annualized rate of 2.5 per cent in July-September, a worse contraction than preliminary data indicated last month.The earlier data put the contraction at 1.2 per cent, as consumer spending, investment and exports fell.The revised data released Monday by the government Cabinet Office shows seasonally adjusted gross domestic product — the total value of a nation’s goods and services — dipped 0.6 per cent in the third quarter from the previous quarter.The data showed private demand and investment fell at a deeper pace than the initial estimate.Japan’s economy, the world’s third largest, grew in April-June, but contracted the quarter before that. That contraction ended the longest straight period of expansion for Japan in nearly three decades.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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