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Odds & Ends: Ashanti & Ja Rule’s Hamilton Mixtape Track & More

first_img‘Hamilton Mixtape’ View Comments Danielle Brooks Set for CSC’s The Amen CornerOrange Is The New Black’s Danielle Brooks will perform in a one-night-only reading of James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner as part of Classic Stage Company’s First Look Festival on November 28. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the cast will also be joined by Adeola Role, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sithole, Christina Redd, Brandon Jones, Curtiss Cook Jr, Kevin Mambo, Cristina Pitter and Folami Williams. It’s only natural Brooks is on board for the project—CSC’s artistic director is John Doyle, who helmed her Tony-nominated performance in The Color Purple.Director Marianne Elliott to Take on CompanyInteresting. Marianne Elliott, who won Tonys for her work on The Curious Incident and War Horse, is leaving her position as associate director at the U.K.’s National Theatre to form her own new theater company. Its first production, the U.K. debut of Broadway’s Heisenberg, will be followed by an all-female London revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company. According to the New York Times, Rosalie Craig will lead the production, which the legendary composer is set to be involved in. We will keep you posted as dates and further details are announced.New Trailer for Denzel Washington’s FencesWe now have a second, more extensive trailer for Denzel Washington’s film adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences, which is heavily-tipped for awards season success. The piece won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 1987, and the 2010 revival won Tonys for both Washington and Viola Davis, who reprise their roles on the big screen. Fences in slated to hit movie theaters on Christmas Day. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Ashanti & Ja Rule’s Hamilton Mixtape TrackWe’re mesmerized by this! We have another track, below, from the Hamilton Mixtape, Ashanti and Ja Rule’s collaboration on “Helpless.” It’s fitting, as Lin-Manuel Miranda recently admitted on Conan: “When I was writing that song, I was picturing it as Ashanti and Ja Rule. Eliza’s Ashanti, Hamilton’s Ja Rule.” The full album is scheduled to drop on December 2 and that’s not the only seasonal cheer for Miranda. According to Variety, the certified genius’ collaboration with Disney, Moana, was the top film over the Thanksgiving holiday, bringing in a massive $81.1 million, just shy of Frozen’s record-breaking totals. P.S. Jimmy Fallon and Jonathan Groff recently chatted about the aforementioned Mixtape, on which the late night host sang the Tony nominee’s track, “You’ll Be Back.” Hysterical.last_img read more

Mansion facing the river sells for $5m at auction

first_imgThe home at 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerA lower-level main bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a claw foot bathtub.There is also a library, gym and wine cellar.“It’s probably one of the best riverfront blocks in Chelmer,” Mr Adcock said. The home at 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerRiverfront homes specialist Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige Real Estate, said the 3122sq m property at 127 Laurel Ave sold to a local family who were renting just one street over.The opening bid was $4 million.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe home at 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer“We had two registered bidders and probably a crowd of 80 to 100 people,” Mr Adcock said.“It was pouring rain at 11am but it didn’t seem to deter the crowds.” The home at 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerHe said the property’s “unbelievable” block size and its wide frontage to the river appealed to buyers most.The outdoor space includes a grass tennis court, pool, sprawling level lawn and a gazebo with timber decking. 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerTHIS riverfront mansion has sold at auction for $5 million. The home at 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerHe said that the market for prestige homes was the best that he had seen in more than a decade.“This just shows that the prestige market in Brisbane has certainly come back to life,” Mr Adcock said.last_img read more

Swiss first-pillar fund AHV reshuffles fixed income portfolio

first_imgSwitzerland’s first-pillar AHV fund is shifting its portfolio away from alpha towards bonds, according to Christoph Zimmermann, head of external investments.In a panel discussion at the Swiss pensions conference Fachmesse 2. Säule, Zimmermann said the CHF30bn (€24.5bn) fund had now invested 10-15% of its 70% fixed income allocation in senior loans, high-yield bonds and emerging market debt.He said another segment the fund was looking to for diversification was convertible bonds.“We have had positive experiences with senior-loan fund products, especially in Europe, as they are very liquid, which was not the case in the past,” he added. Marco Netzer, chairman of the board at AHV, pointed out to IPE earlier this year that the portfolio served the needs of three different funds combined under the Compenswiss umbrella.This, he said, necessitated a relatively conservative approach to investment.The fund also manages money for invalidity compensation scheme IV (CHF4.7bn) and EO, the scheme for people in military service or on maternity leave (CHF600m).At the conference, Zimmermann said the the AHV was “very content with the equity share of 24% ex real estate equities”, which adds another 6% to the fund’s equity allocation.He said the fund had “not yet looked into smart-beta strategies” such as low volatility or dividend strategies, as “around 50% of a total return on equities comes from dividends anyway”.“This means you already have a spread between the dividend yields and bonds, which is very comon in Germany, France, Switzerland and the UK at the moment and slightly less so in the US – this makes the case for a Nestlé share rather than a bond,” he said.This year, the fund will “continuously add indirect Swiss real estate funds” to the portfolio, as costs for the funds “have come down over the last year, from which we are profiting”.Infrastructure, on the other hand, was “not an option” for the AHV, as the fund has a shorter time horizon relative to other schemes, Zimmermann said. At the same time, the AHV has also announced it would diversify its real estate exposure to other parts of Europe and the US.last_img read more

City Council Approves Additional PERF Benefits For Mayor

first_imgCouncil members discuss PERF benefits for mayor on Monday night.In October, Batesville City Council passed a resolution that added the mayor’s position to be eligible for Indiana Public Retirement System’s Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF).Prior to passing the resolution, some citizens voiced opposition to the proposal that it would be retroactive since the mayor’s position was considered fulltime since 2004.Batesville City Council voted on the measure that would retroactively send $20,114.00 to the mayor for past service. In October, the resolution was approved by all but one member of city council and went into the books.Well, that was history until Monday’s council meeting.Batesville Clerk-Treasurer Ron Weigel received another email from PERF on January 9, stating that an error had occurred.According to an email obtained from PERF to Weigel, “Regrettably the original letter contained a typographical error indicating that the amount to purchase past service was $20,114.00. The correct amount is $50,114.00.”The typo forced city council to vote again on the resolution, while first hearing feedback from community and council members.Former utilities manager Mike Vonderheide voiced opposition regarding the proposal.“At the time when this first came up I did a calculation,” Vonderheide indicated. “Just knowing the personnel rules and how PERF works I came up with $43,000, is what the city would have to pay for the mayors portion.”“When they got a letter that said [$20,000], I think a few folks of council was lulled into thinking its just $20,000. ‘We can certainly help the mayor with retirement for $20,000.’”Vonderheide asked council to reconsider the measure, “The time when Rick was elected mayor his first term, I was fully aware that city council had done a review of benefits for the mayor’s position, and had specifically decided not to include PERF in the mayor’s package.”Council President Gene Lambert disagreed.“I was the one that led the salary review during the first term,” Lambert explained. “I can tell you without reservation there was absolutely no such discussion about denying the mayor PERF benefits.”District 3 Council Member Bob Narwold agreed that he did not recall a discussion regarding the mayor’s PERF benefits.Lambert also noted that the program is intended for all government employees and roughly 80 percent of mayors in the state participate in PERF.Prior to the vote, District 2 Council Member Kevin Chaffee stated, “If we were going to implement this, we implement it going forward. I don’t think it is morally right to pay someone for work they have already accomplished.City Council made a motion to approve the additional $30,000 to include the mayor retroactively to 2004. It was approved 4-1, with Chaffee opposed.last_img read more

Bulldog Netters Victorious Over Trojans

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Tennis team defeated East Central 3-2 on Tuesday to improve their record to 6-0 and 3-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe was defeated by Chase Lambrinides 6-7 (7), 1-6#2 Singles- Sam Giesting defeated Brody Taylor 4-6, 6-0, 6-2#3 Singles- Adam Scott defeated Cole Davidson 6-3, 7-6 (1)#1 Doubles- George Ritter/Cooper Williams defeated Zach Bovard/Gavin Daniels 6-1, 6-1#2 Doubles- Brayden Worthington/Ben Rodgers were defeated by Josh Hudepohl/Logan Huisman 2-6, 3-6In JV, Batesville won 5-0. Lane Oesterling and Jon Hoff won in singles. The doubles teams of Grant Story/Sam Voegele (two matches) and Seth Gausman/Jon Hoff also won. The JV is 6-0 on the season. Batesville will travel to Lawrenceburg on Thursday for a 4:30 start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

DCC beat Police in last-over Carib T20 thriller

first_imgDEMERARA Cricket Club remained unbeaten in the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA)/Carib T20 tournament after they edged hosts Police Sports Club by three runs on Sunday.Set seven runs to win from the last over, discarded national player Christopher Barnwell bowled a superb over, which cost only three runs.Police ended on 151-5 in pursuit of 155 for victory.Earlier Sherfane Rutherford smashed an unbeaten 91, inclusive of eight sixes and four fours, after his team were 36-3 at one point.Rutherford and Jahron Byron (14) added 68 for the fifth wicket. Jason Heyliger claimed 3- 22 runs, while Leitch, Steven Harris and Ricardo Adams snared one wicket each.In the run chase Police slipped to 21-3 before Lennox Andrews took his team within the victory target, with an attacking 66-ball 75. Heyliger ended on 27 not out.Barnwell took 2 for 37, Wintz, 1-15 and Nedd 1 for nine.Barnwell ended with figures of 2-37, while Ashmead Nedd, Paul Wintz and Rutherford also claimed a wicket apiece.last_img read more

Abbrederis’ scout play pays big dividends

first_imgUW receiver Jared Abbrederis acts as Wisconsin\’s scout team quarterback when preparing for teams running the option.[/media-credit]One of the most influential players in Saturday’s game between Wisconsin and Wofford never touched the ball. In fact, he did not even touch the field during the game.With the Terriers’ unique “wingbone” offense, a significant portion of the Badgers’ preparations for the FCS opponent was spent learning the Wofford offense and practicing against the UW scout team version of their attack. Behind center for the scout team was freshman Jared Abbrederis, a Wautoma, Wis., native.The first year receiver was chosen to emulate Wofford quarterback Mitch Allen in part because of his speed and the fact that he ran a similar offense at Wautoma High.“I was a quarterback in high school, but when I came here they put me at wide receiver,” Abbrederis said. “Whenever we get a good option running team or something I go in at QB for the scout team, especially on running plays.”Not only was Abbrederis familiar with the system run by Wofford, but he had also experienced quite a bit of success with it, winning a Division IV state championship as a senior. He also received first-team all-state honors at quarterback from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.So when he was asked to take on the position of quarterback for the UW scout team after switching to receiver in camp, it did not take long for him to get used to the role.“There’s different plays, but for the most part, you read the defensive end and either run or hand it off,” Abbrederis said. “So I didn’t have to do much studying. The coaches do a great job of writing out the plays for us so we can just read the card and do what it says.”What did take some adjustment, however, were the demands of the position.“Obviously, it gets tough at times going rep after rep, but it’s been good,” Abbrederis said. “You know you’re making yourself better and you’re making the starters better and the two-deep, so I take pride in that and I do my best in practice everyday.”Judging by the performance of the Wisconsin defense, he appears to have done a good job.The Badgers allowed just 259 total yards to the Terriers after giving up more than 400 each to Fresno State and Northern Illinois. And though Wofford attempted just seven passes in the game, the Wisconsin D allowed them to complete only three of the seven for 45 yards.In the running game, UW gave up 214 yards, which was 71 fewer than the Terriers averaged per game entering the contest.And no player on the Wisconsin sideline could have been much more excited to see the defense succeed than Abbrederis.“I knew what plays the offense was going to run. … I could see a guy go in motion and I’m like, ‘Oh, here he comes,’” Abbrederis said. “It was pretty neat, and to just see how they played so well, you knew that the work you did during the week paid off. So that was good to see.”For his efforts, Abbrederis received high praise from head coach Bret Bielema and staff, including being named offensive scout team player of the week.“I can’t say enough about Jared Abbrederis,” Bielema said in Monday’s press conference. “To run last week as an offensive scout against our defensive players really put us in a position to [win].”Perhaps the most unusual aspect of Abbrederis’ role as scout team quarterback is the lack of time he spends with the offense and Paul Chryst, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Wisconsin.Although he works with the wide receivers during the skills portions of practice, Abbrederis works against the first team defense on the scout team, while Chryst and the rest of the offensive two-deep faces the scout team defense.“You know, I don’t see him do it,” Chryst said. “I know he did a good job — he’s a good kid who works hard. When we exchange, I see more of the young defensive players, but we don’t do anything with the offensive guys once the season gets going.”Abbrederis does not mind getting less time with the offense if it means helping the team as a whole. That attitude is a major reason behind the former quarterback walking on to the team in a receiver role after spending his high school years behind center.He does note, however, he has some previous experience lining up outside.“I like playing wide receiver just because you’re one-on-one with a DB,” Abbrederis said. “I played wide receiver up to about my eighth grade year and then I switched to quarterback because we needed one. There’s still some little stuff I can work on to improve my skills.”It’s also Abbrederis’ versatility and willingness to adapt to the team’s needs that has earned him a prominent, though perhaps under appreciated role within the Wisconsin scheme.One player who knows the importance of the scout team, specifically the scout quarterback, is current No. 2 quarterback Curt Phillips. During his redshirt season last year, Phillips often ran the Badgers’ scout team, earning player of the week honors twice as well as being named Wisconsin’s player of the year for the offensive scout team. “When those guys give us good looks in practice, that just sets you up to be successful on Saturday,” Phillips said. “It’s also a great advantage for those guys. Last year, whenever I got to do scout team, it was huge for me just to get the opportunity to adjust to the speed of the game playing against a great defense.”And though they may only play the same position during the scout team portion of practice, Abbrederis sees Phillips as an example for how he should work to improve.“Just looking at Curt and seeing how hard he works, that just shows me that I need to work just as hard,” he said. “Even if I’m at wide receiver or wherever I play, I just do my best.”last_img read more

Justyn Knight named ACC cross country male runner of year; Chris Fox named coach of year

first_imgJunior Justyn Knight earned the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Male Performer of the Year honor for cross country after a near-perfect season. Syracuse head coach Chris Fox was named the conference’s coach of the year.Knight won the award for the second year in a row. Fox has swept the coach of the year award since SU joined the ACC four years ago.Knight’s season saw him one place away from perfection. He had wins at the Panorama Farms Invitational, the Wisconsin Invitational, the ACC Championships, and the NCAA Northeast Regional. His only blemish came in finishing in second place at the NCAA Championships to senior Patrick Tiernan of Villanova.Fox led the Syracuse men to another strong season that saw them take home team victories at both the ACC Championships and the NCAA Northeast Regional. After winning the national title a year ago, the Orange finished third at this year’s national championships. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Justin Upton injury update: Angels slugger to be activated, make season debut Monday

first_imgUpton, 31, hit 30 home runs for the Angels in 2018 but was placed on the 10-day injured list only days before the 2019 opener.He has hit .333 with two homers and six RBIs in six minor-league rehab games and is expected to provide some much-needed pop for an Angels order that is 26th in majors with a .706 OPS from its left fielders. Related News Angels left fielder Justin Upton, placed on the injured list before Opening Day with turf toe, will be activated and make his 2019 debut Monday against the Blue Jays in Toronto.”It’ll be good to have him back,” manager Brad Ausmus told reporters (via the Orange County Register). “Obviously he’s been an offensive performer for a long time. It’s a big bat to add to our lineup.” Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets place pitcher (hamstring) on IL Upton, who slashed .268/.348/.478 with 30 homers and 85 RBIs last season, his first with the Angels, had an .808 OPS in 2018, and that was nearly 20 points lower than his career .826 OPS.center_img Yankees’ Clint Frazier calls demotion to Triple-A ‘a tough pill to swallow’ According to the Register, the Angels “will have to make a difficult roster decision” to make a spot for Upton. Outfielders Brian Goodwin and  Cesar Puello have performed unexpectedly well in Upton’s absence and neither can be optioned. An infielder, such as Wilfredo Tovar or Luis Rengifo, also could be moved but that would leave the Angels with no one on the bench who plays second, third or shortstop.Meanwhile, Upton won’t be an everyday player at least in the near term as Ausmus plans to “ease him in a little bit,” especially in a four-game series on Toronto’s artificial surface.The Angels (35-37) enter Monday’s game in fourth place in the AL West.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8, 2015:Friday, March 6, 2015•7:23 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 900 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:44 a.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 1000 block ShadyLane, Wellington.•1:09 p.m. Jordon R. Smith, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration.•1:22 p.m. Officers took a report of dogs at large in the 700 block W. 4th, Wellington.•4:10 p.m. Officers conducted a welfare check in the 400 block S. G, Wellington.•4:37 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 200 block N. A, Wellington.•5:38 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 500 block W. 4th, Wellington.•5:41 p.m. Dustin Martin, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery in the 800 block N. H, Wellington.•8:41 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block S. F, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. Travis B. Reitz, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.•11:25 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 300 block W. 9th, Wellington. Sunday, March 8, 2015•9:04 a.m. Amanda L. Lassley, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for emerging from a private drive, seatbelt violation and child restraint violation.•5:35 p.m. Alyssa D. Leon, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no valid drivers’ license.•8:55 p.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 400 block N. Gardner, Wellington.•8:55 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block N. Gardner, Wellington.•9:09 p.m. Curtis D. Metz, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlamp Saturday, March 7, 2015•9:30 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1100 block W. Harvey, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Christie A. Martin, 35, Ponca City, Okla. and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by James D. Fitzer, Wellington.•10 a.m. Christie A. Martin, 35, Ponca City, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for improper backing.•9:40 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block N. High, Wellington.•10:34 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct in the 700 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:05 a.m. Joseph W. Gould, 32, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.•7 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 800 block W. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Norman K. Ricke,  57, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Allen Kessler, Wellington.•9:53 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a window pane in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.last_img read more