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California dreaming for prize winners

first_imgChester based-bakers craft bakery P&A Davies teamed up with California Raisins at a local Chester radio station, DEE 106.3, to help publicise California Raisins’ £1,000 prize trip to the USA.P&A Davies was promoting its hot cross buns, made using California Raisins, in a live radio interview between Simon Hazlett, managing director at P&A Davies and Peter Meadows, marketing director at California Raisins, and DJ Mike James.James mentioned the promotion, which California Raisins is running, offering consumers purchasing 4-packs of the hot cross buns the chance to win a holiday to the US worth £1,000.Each pack features a sticker containing competition questions plus a tie break for the chance to win. The competition will be judged a week after Easter.Meanwhile, in the same week, California Raisins presented Nottingham resident, Lily Buck, with a cheque for her £1,000 prize holiday to California, after she won California Raisins’ Christmas competition, featured on boxes of Dawsons Bakery’s Indulgent Mince Pies.The promotion took place in all 13 Nottinghamshire Asda and Walmart stores with 17,000 packs sold over the four week Christmas period featuring on-pack stickers.Meadows said: “A similar promotion is being discussed for Christmas 2009 on the back of the success of 2008.”last_img read more

Codere sanctions Credit Suisse to lead its Mexican charge

first_img Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Spanish business news source El Confidencial reports that the governance of Grupo Codere SA has sanctioned investment bank Credit Suisse to lead its corporate refinancing, as the Bolsa Madrid gambling group reviews its South American options.The Swiss multinational bank is reported to have been given a two-fold mandate by Codere governance, being ordered to raise capital for new expansion projects and further undertaking a review of loss-making assets/divisions.Credit Suisse will likely carry out an operational review of Codere’s position within Argentina, the firm’s biggest operational market which plunged 2018 results, due to the Argentine Peso collapse.  Furthermore, news of Credit Suisse appointment follows speculation in Spanish media that Codere governance will likely sanction a sale of the firm’s Italian bingo and arcade properties, as increased GGR taxes have made Italy an unworkable territory for the Spanish legacy gambling group.Advancing future options, Credit Suisse is reported to be raising ‘necessary financing’ for Codere to form a LATAM strategic partnership with US entertainment and leisure group Hard Rock International.Securing new capital, Codere governance seeks to entice Hard Rock into a Mexican strategic partnership in which it will operate gambling units within Hard Rock’s four luxury Mexican hotel properties of Cancun, Los Cabos, Cozumel and Lázaro Cárdenas.Rapid Mexican expansion remains top of Codere governance’s agenda, with Credit Suisse reported to be assessing a potential buyout of Mexican media group Televisa’s 17 ‘Play City’ gambling establishments. Following an executive team shake-up in 2018, Televisa, Mexico’s biggest multimedia group announced that it would offload its entire Play City gambling division – seeking a ‘quickfire $300 million sale’.Closer to home, corporate stakeholders will be monitoring next month’s Group AGM closely, as Codere governance seeks to end the firm’s ongoing dispute between US debt holders and the enterprise founding Martinez Sampedro family.Entering a crucial H2 2019 period, in which Codere leadership seeks to implement various group transformation initiatives, the Spanish firm seeks to end a bitter board-level dispute which may impact future financing and growth strategies. Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Submit Related Articles Codere merges Italian fruit machine units forming CODWIN July 3, 2020 Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Monday October 7th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — The NIACC men’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Indian Hills in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference match Sunday afternoon on the NIACC campus.NIACC jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 35:17 mark of the second half on a goal by Alex Scarano with an assist from Luke McMahon.Indian Hills, however, scored the final two goals of the contest in the final 9:36. Indian Hills tied the contest at the 9:36 mark and scored the game-winner with 6:29 left in the contest.NIACC (3-5 overall, 0-5 in the conference) returns to action Wednesday at Iowa Lakes. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Redshirt freshman Will McElvain threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Weston, and Trevor Allen and Tyler Hoosman ran for scores, as Northern Iowa held off Youngstown State 21-14 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener between two ranked teams on Saturday.McElvain staked the Panthers (3-2), ranked 13th in the FCS Coaches poll, to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when he capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive with his TD toss to Weston. McElvain directed an eight-play, 79-yard drive — ended by Allen’s 10-yard TD run — to push Northern Iowa’s lead to 14-0 with 5:07 left in the second quarter.McElvain finished 10-of-20 passing for 235 yards and a TD for the winners. Allen had a game-high 74 yards rushing on 16 carries. Weston had three receptions for 108 yards. AMES, Iowa (AP) — Brock Purdy threw for 247 yards and a pair of TDs and Iowa State overwhelmed TCU 49-24 on Saturday for its first Big 12 win of the season.Purdy also ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Cyclones (3-2, 1-1), who beat the Horned Frogs for just the third time in 11 tries.TCU (3-2, 1-1), down 35-10 after three quarters, got a touchdown run from Darius Anderson and a 22-yard TD grab by Jalen Reagor to make it a 35-24 game with nine minutes left. But Purdy’s fourth TD of the day, a 9-yard run, put the Cyclones ahead by 18 with 6:27 left.Purdy finished with at least 300 combined yards for the fourth straight game.Eyioma Uwazurike’s 1-yard scoop and score on a fumble put the Cyclones ahead 14-3 early in the second quarter. Purdy then made it 21-3 on a 25-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Kolar, and his 10-yard TD run put Iowa State up 28-3 early in the third quarter.Freshman Max Duggan got TCU within 28-10 on a short TD pass to Reagor. Iowa State answered by going 75 yards in just five plays, and Johnnie Lang’s 3-yard touchdown run pushed the Cyclones back ahead by 25.Duggan was 17 of 25 passing for 219 yards and two TDs for TCU. But Anderson ran for just 49 yards, snapping his streak of 100-yard games at three. MASON CITY — The NIACC volleyball team won three of four matches at their own NIACC Tournament over the weekend. On Friday, NIACC beat Minnesota West Community and Technical College 25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 25-16, and then swept Dakota College at Bottineau 25-15, 25-21, 25-17. On Saturday, the Lady Trojans fell to Carl Sandburg College in three sets 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 but bounced back to sweep Anoka-Ramsey 25-17, 25-16, 25-17. NIACC is 20-6 and will host Northeast Community College on Wednesday. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw two touchdowns to Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook ran for 132 yards and the Minnesota Vikings made life miserable for Daniel Jones and the New York Giants in a 28-10 victory on Sunday. The win comes just a week after the Vikings (3-2) did little in a 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears and Thielen insisted the team had to stop being one dimensional on offense, relying solely on the run. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Severino certainly should be fresh when he tries to lead the New York Yankees to yet another Division Series sweep of the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old right-hander didn’t make his regular-season debut until Sept. 17, spending most of the year rehabbing a lat muscle injury sustained while warming up for his first spring training start. New York takes a 2-0 lead into Monday night’s game at Target Field, tying to sweep a best-of-five series from the Twins for the third straight time. You can hear the Twins and Yankees tonight on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 6:30 with first pitch scheduled for 7:40. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The NIACC men’s cross country team placed 16th and the women’s team placed 25th in the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival Saturday.The 15th-ranked Trojans men accumulated 442 points in the 8-kilometer II race. Texas Southern won the II race with 141 points.The Trojans, who ran seven freshman, finished ahead of No. 21 Cowley College, which is ranked 21st in the latest junior college Division I poll.NIACC was led by Jorge Ruiz, who was 55th in a time of 26 minutes, 59 seconds.The Lady Trojans totaled 592 points as freshman Paula Jimenez led the way with a 30th place finish in 19 minutes, 08 seconds.Both NIACC teams host the Trent Smith Invitational on Friday. ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zach Charbonnet ran for a 2-yard touchdown to give No. 19 Michigan an early double-digit lead and its defense did the rest against No. 14 Iowa, forcing four turnovers and tallying eight sacks in a 10-3 win Saturday.The Wolverines (4-1, 2-1 Big Ten) were held scoreless over the final three quarters because they could not run or pass effectively, scoring just three points off the Hawkeyes’ turnovers.Iowa (4-1, 1-1) failed to take advantage of favorable field position on its final two drives with a chance to extend the game or possibly win it with a touchdown and 2-point conversion. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over on downs at the Michigan 44 with 37 seconds left after a penalty- and sack-filled drive forced them to punt with a fourth-and-36 at midfield on the previous possession.Iowa running back Mekhi Sargent fumbled on his team’s first snap, giving up the ball at the Hawkeyes 18. Michigan, though, had to settle for a field goal after gaining just 6 yards. The Wolverines took a 10-0 lead on their next drive, which started with a 51-yard pass to Nico Collins and finished with Charbonnet’s 2-yard run.Iowa avoided a shutout with Keith Duncan’s 22-yard field goal early in the second quarter.Michigan’s Shea Patterson was 14 of 26 for 147 yards with an interception.Iowa’s Nate Stanley was 23 of 42 for 260 yards with three interceptions, ending a 139-pass streak without getting picked off. MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to Indian Hills on Sunday on the NIACC campus.Indian Hills led 3-0 at the half and added three more goals in the second 45 minutes.NIACC (2-5 overall, 0-4 in the conference) returns to action Wednesday at Iowa Lakes.last_img read more

Pochettino salutes Spurs’ fighting spirit

first_imgPochettino celebrated victory amid a backdrop of injury concerns, especially in midfield, after Mousa Dembele limped off after just six minutes with his ankle heavily strapped.With Victor Wanyama (knee) and Eric Dier (thigh) already sidelined, Pochettino will conduct a nervous head count ahead of Tuesday’s must-win Champions League game at home to PSV Eindhoven.“We don’t know but we are a little bit worried. We need to see because we need to assess him on Monday,” Pochettino said of Dembele.“It will be a shame because we hope it’s not a big issue. It’s very painful now but I hope it’s not a big issue and he can be with the team again soon.”In his eagerness to rest players ahead of Tuesday, Pochettino handed a Premier League debut to 20-year-old centre-back Juan Foyth, who enjoyed an excellent first half before conceding both penalties after the break. Yet two late penalties from Wolves set up a nervous finish and left Pochettino with mixed feelings.“When we got to 3-0 we thought and the whole stadium thought the game was over,” he said.“When we arrive in that situation we need to learn about how to play seriously, not make mistakes and not give opponents such poor actions that they can stay in the game.“That is why I am happy for three points but disappointed with some of the performance.”– Injury concerns – Such was the nervous nature of his display that Spurs introduced the rested Davinson Sanchez from the bench, but Pochettino backed his youngster to bounce back strongly after Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez both scored from the spot for Wolves.“It as his debut but I think his performance was very good,” he said.“I’m happy. But as a centre-back you can be involved. That situation happened and he is clever and is going to learn.“I am very happy and his performance was very good.”Pochettino revealed Dele Alli will be in contention to face PSV after being left at home as a precaution for the trip to the Midlands.Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Superb saves from Loris last nightWolverhampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino hailed the character of his Tottenham team after they withstood a Wolves fightback to grind out a 3-2 win at Molineux.Pochettino was keen for his players to learn the lessons on Saturday’s thrilling clash after they threatened to throw away a 3-0 lead in a tense finale.But the Tottenham manager also praised his team’s fighting qualities after former England defender Gary Neville this week labelled previous Tottenham teams as ‘spineless’.“When some people make some comments you have to respect the comments,” Pochettino said.“But yes, I was so happy right from the beginning. Since I arrived here we created a very good culture about fight and altogether the belief.“It was difficult to create that but I am so happy. It is a team that is always going to give the faith in each game.“We can win or we can lose but we are so intense and today the effort was fantastic.”Pochettino’s men appeared to be cruising when Harry Kane made it 3-0 on 61 minutes, adding to first half goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.last_img read more

Defiant Bale down but not out at Real Madrid

first_imgBy the end, there were some applauding as he almost capped a driving run with a goal. “He played 30 magnificent minutes,” said Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno.“He is a player that has the ability to help us a lot, he looks for space, has a good shot, can score. He was magnificent and we will need him for the challenges ahead.”– ‘We’re all united’ –Bale’s team-mates were supportive too. When Luka Modric added a third goal, following a neat exchange between Bale and Fede Valverde, Casemiro and Valverde sought Bale out to celebrate with him.“It was a way to show we’re all united,” said Valverde.“We are going to support him. I went over to hug him because I respect everything he gives me on a day-to-day basis. He is a good person, it is impossible not to love him.“He is training very well and contributing a lot on the field. The fans will end up appreciating him again. We are all fighting for him.”For Bale, the prospect of a rapprochement with Zidane is unlikely, even if the Frenchman is keen to maintain the peace for the sake of the team, particularly while the transfer window is closed.Clubs are not expected to bid in January and while a departure next summer seems more realistic, Bale has made a habit of unlikely revivals.Just as he delivered in defiance in the Champions League final against Liverpool, it would not be a surprise to see him produce again now, when criticism has been at its most intense.“These discussions are always very public and everyone has an opinion,” said Thibaut Courtois, who knows the challenges of winning over the Real Madrid supporters given his own history with Atletico.“Gareth has to give 100 per cent to the team. He played very well off the bench on Saturday and the third goal was a great move between him and Valverde. Now he has to win round the people.”Share on: WhatsApp BaleMadrid, Spain | AFP | When Zinedine Zidane dropped Gareth Bale for a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain last year, Bale believed it was the beginning of the end at Real Madrid.Two seasons on he remains but Madrid face PSG again at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, with the Welshman’s future still in doubt and his standing among the fans perhaps never lower.Madrid’s two last 16 legs against PSG in the Champions League in 2018, towards the end of Zidane’s first spell as coach and en route to their third consecutive European triumph, marked a turning-point between Bale and his coach.By leaving him out, Zidane’s message was clear: he did not trust Bale in the biggest matches. The pair hardly spoke for the rest of the season, even as Bale scored twice as a substitute in the final against Liverpool.Bale was set upon leaving that summer, only for Zidane to go instead, and while Bale stayed, Zidane came back and their relationship has been frosty ever since.But in the last few weeks, as Bale’s behaviour has wavered and the criticism increased, Zidane has become his staunchest defender.When Bale returned to London to visit his agent earlier this month, Zidane said he had permission him to go. When Bale joined up with Wales despite missing six Real Madrid games through injury, Zidane said it was bad timing.And when Bale celebrated behind a flag that put his club lower down his list of priorities than his country and playing golf, Zidane urged the fans to remember his achievements.– ‘Too much noise’ –“I have said before, we need our fans with us,” said Zidane after the game on Saturday.“There’s a lot of noise, too much. He wants to be with us and do well and he’s done that. Talk, talk, talk, it’s not necessary. He’s a big part of the group and we are together.”Zidane’s pleas had fallen on deaf ears not long before, when the screeching whistles at the Bernabeu were loud enough to conclude the majority of fans were unimpressed and wanted to make their point.Yet after his introduction in the 67th minute of the 3-1 win over Real Sociedad, Bale played well and the whistles for his every touch gradually grew quieter.last_img read more

The 49ers showed they can play with anyone in their loss to Vikings

first_imgNo, this is a rebuilding team in year two of the renovation — you’re merely looking for … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.The 49ers had a chance to beat the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener. In fact, they had several chances.Great teams don’t miss opportunities like the 49ers missed on Sunday, but no one should be expecting greatness from these 49ers.last_img

What we learned in Klay Thompson’s record-setting game

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Warriors beat a hapless Chicago Bulls team 149-124 Monday in a contest that wasn’t as close as that scoreline might indiucate.In the process, some history was made. Here’s what we learned in the Warriors’ most comprehensive victory of the young season.Records, (well, at least this record), are expected to be brokenAnyone with a cursory knowledge of the Warriors or Klay Thompson’s game knew that he …last_img

Hygric Buffering and Hygric Redistribution

first_imgWater causes all kinds of problems for buildings. When rain leaks into walls through a poorly flashed window sill, or when the humidity in summer air contacts a cold water pipe and condenses, mold or rot can easily develop.One possible way to handle localized leaks or intermittent humidity spikes is to build with hygroscopic materials that provide hygric buffering and hygric redistribution. To say the same thing in simpler terms: installing building materials that can absorb and store water may help handle moisture events.Hygroscopic materials are materials that readily take on moisture. Examples include brick, framing lumber, and cellulose insulation. Green builders who use natural materials sometimes point out that in a house with thick walls made of rammed earth, straw bales, or logs, these hygroscopic materials act as a hygric buffer. Hygric buffering A material that acts as a hygric buffer can store (and sometimes redistribute) moisture. Those who sing the praises of hygric buffers compare these materials to thermal mass. Just as thermal mass (for example, concrete) that is in contact with a home’s indoor air can act as a thermal flywheel, helping to even out spikes and troughs in the indoor temperature, so hygroscopic materials can act as a flywheel for humidity.In other words, if a house has enough hygroscopic materials in contact with the indoor air, these materials can smooth out episodes of high and low indoor relative humidity. When the air is very humid, the materials can absorb moisture; and when the air is very dry, the materials will release moisture into the indoor air (by evaporation). Hygric redistribution In addition to their hygric buffering function, hygroscopic materials sometimes provide useful “hygric redistribution” — in other words, these materials can take on water and move the water away from a… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Interview: Actor Amy Stewart on the Work-Life Balancing Act

first_imgWe sat down with actor Amy Stewart to discuss how you can stay creative and continue supporting yourself in between industry gigs.Cover image via IMDB.We all know this business is a marathon not a sprint, and lengthy careers have flush times and dry times — and everything in between. Then add a successful, happy, and engaged personal life, and you really get a tightwire act. In this interview, prolific television actor Amy Stewart shares some insights with us on how she’s achieved work-life balance.Image via NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS).PremiumBeat: You started out acting in theater as a kid and working commercially as a teen. First question: why haven’t you robbed a video store? Seriously though — as we know, there are a lot of predators around young women in this industry. What kept you safe, sane, and focused?Amy Stewart: It’s true. I have not robbed a video store, and now that Blockbuster doesn’t exist anymore, there goes my bucket list. Honestly, what kept me grounded was that I knew no matter what, I was going to go to college. Some of my peers at the time that I was acting with did not choose that route, and now a handful of them are super famous and doing great. But I had an agreement with my parents that college wasn’t optional — nor did I want it to be. I also decided that if I was going away to school, I should study something other than theater since I had spent so much of my childhood immersed in it. It was good to take four years to be around young people who weren’t trying to make it in Hollywood, but were really interested in a whole variety of subjects. It opened my mind to a lot more than just the world of 90210. I studied my tail off in school in classes that had nothing to do with acting. In the long run, I think that made me a better actress.As far as “predators,” there are different kinds. I would say the worst I encountered were people (male and female) who touted themselves as managers and agents for young people, and really had no business doing so. Some of them wanted a “fee for services,” which I knew was illegal so I walked away. There are also certain acting teachers who have been known to create an almost cult-like environment where they present themselves as a “guru” and your only ticket to success. Thankfully, I had my parent’s skepticism in my DNA, and they always told me to beware of any “group think” environment where people give their power away to someone who tells them they hold the key to their careers. So I learned those lessons as well.Image via Amy Stewart.Lastly, without going into a ton of detail, as a teenager I hung out with a group of fellow young actors who did fall victim to a sexual predator who claimed to be an acting teacher. I don’t know how I managed to get out unscathed . . . I wasn’t aware of a lot of it because I wasn’t interested in those “parties” and I was a pretty cautious kid. I was also a pretty anxious kid, so the idea of doing drugs didn’t intrigue me, it scared me. So thankfully I avoided the situations that I later learned some of the other kids did not. I had no idea at the time because I wasn’t super adventurous. But I know a lot of damage was done to the others. I think that there is a lot more consciousness around that type of thing now. I had no idea about pedophilia back then, but now it’s a common word, and kids and parents are more educated.By my 20s all that was behind me, and I was just all about the work. I found the best teachers and spent years just working on being a better actress. I wasn’t good at the schmoozing part, and I’m sure that might have helped me in some ways . . . but I always fell back on my work, and that is still my focus to this very day.Image via Mental (Fox).PB: When I look at your credits in IMDB, you work. A lot. But, I’m sure it doesn’t always feel that way to you. What do you do for yourself creatively between gigs to keep your head in the craft and your heart uplifted?AS: I’m always in an acting class. No matter what. If I’m working, if I’m not working . . . I find a class where I feel like I can stretch and grow and challenge myself and where I can try something out and fail gloriously without getting my ego all caught up in it. If I wasn’t in a class I’d go crazy. Also, I make sure I “have a life.” I have to have things I care about besides acting, or else it all becomes too precious. My family is my life, first and foremost. Being a parent is a huge responsibility and a beautiful rollercoaster of emotions. And my child will only be this wide-eyed and innocent for so long — I’m soaking up every moment I can.Image courtesy of Amy Stewart.PB: So much of your episodic TV work has been dramatic. Not just drama, but honestly trauma. You’ve done some very compelling guest appearances. How difficult is it to come on to a set with established actors and crew and not only constantly be the new girl but also be expected to be open, vulnerable, and truthful? What’s your process?AS: I really don’t know how that happened to be my genre. Honestly, I have always been drawn to comedy and comedy was actually what I used to teach the most. But once I did my first two big roles on ER and The Practice and became known as someone who can “go there” with big emotional stuff, well . . . casting directors just started to think of me as one of those actors who can do that. I got a “reputation,” I guess. The truth is, I’m a very sensitive and emotional person, and I’m not afraid to show that. In truth, I don’t really have a choice, because big feelings reside in me, and I have learned how to access them.Most of the other actors on set are really respectful and occasionally deferential to an actor who has to do really hard, gut-wrenching work. And most directors are too. Every once in awhile, you step onto a rowdy set, and everyone is making jokes or chatting away between takes, and I’m supposed to be falling apart about someone who died, or recovering from a crazy assault, and I do think “what assholes.” Because they are phoning it in now that it’s season 8 for them. Sometimes I will speak up and ask the AD for quiet, or sometimes I just put on my iPod, go to my chair and tune everyone out with my music until they need me again. I think if I were still new at this it would be more intimidating. So I would make sure I was ultra prepared and had worked with a coach who knew how to get me locked, loaded, and prepared for anything that came my way. Because in the end, they want us to do well. We make them look good and the show look good if we are able to do our best work.Image courtesy of Amy Stewart.PB: Being an actor seems to be always being accessible since you never know when that audition or opportunity will come. How has that affected your personal life? Did you ever consider not taking a vacation or going to a family affair because you were worried about being unavailable for work?AS: I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “book a vacation, book a job.” It sucks. You can go months with nothing, and you can get a huge callback two days before your family reunion in upstate New York. That was a mess. Or almost missing a wedding that my husband was in. We have had to scramble several times throughout the years to deal with this reality. But you have to have a life. I’ve been away before and been told that if I want to be seen for a role I need to fly back early. Anytime I did that, I didn’t get the part. When I said “no” it was amazing how often the opportunity would somehow come around later — or a different, better one.Now so many auditions are self-taped it isn’t as risky to leave town. But, man, I swear my husband would say there have been numerous occasions when we have a trip all planned out and I get that “you booked it” call and I’m both happy and cringing. Thankfully my reps remarkably understand that I have a life. And they also know that if it is important, I’ll figure it out.PB: We hear the cliché of the actor/waiter. But you’ve managed to find ways to earn money when you are not acting that are closer to your primary skill set and spring from your life and needs. You coach actors and you thought outside of the (juice) box by creating a consumer lemonade product. How did that happen?AS: Well, I’ve been fortunate enough to have some acting teachers ask me to teach and coach other actors through their studios. And doing audition or dialogue coaching one-on-one has been one of my favorite things to do because you learn so much when you teach. You start to see the habits or obstacles that are getting in someone’s way, and watching them take my notes and break through to an awesome performance is just as gratifying to me as if it were my own. And I can apply a lot of what I learn to my own work.I also was inspired to launch a kid’s beverage, Leaf and Love, with a couple of friends a few years ago, and I found that it worked a whole other muscle in my brain. It made me realize that acting wasn’t the only thing I was good at. Leading a consumer products company with no real corporate experience was an amazing challenge, and I found that when I had to get up in front of a room full of “suits,” I had no problem presenting or pitching because of my background. So that part of it was fun.Stephen Tobolowsky, Groundhog Day (Columbia Pictures).PB: Finally, as someone who has had success (and probably disappointment as well), what advice would you have for the creative industry folks in surviving the ups and downs, both creatively and financially? Does any particular story come to mind that you think encapsulates this business in a hopeful or inspiring way?AS: I was lucky enough to have the actor Stephen Tobolowsky come and guest-teach a class I’m taking. And he joked a lot about all the “overnight successes” we believe we see in Hollywood. And that most of them are bullshit. He said take an actor you like, say, Laura Linney, . . . and scroll down her credits to her very first one. And you can rest assured it was not the starring role in a major motion picture. He said there are a lot of “one-hit wonders” out there who might have made it very big playing one role in something very popular quite early in their careers, and now it’s not so easy for them to strike that gold again. He reminded us that there is something to be said for paying your dues. There is no shame in it.If you’re miserable as a waiter and are waiting for your big break to save you from your life that you hate, chances are you’re going to have a hard time. But if you can find joy, support, and camaraderie in the people around you, do your day job with integrity and a sense of pride, find ways to fill your soul so you aren’t waiting for an acting or writing job to validate your worth as a human being, but you just focus on showing up and taking your space on the stage (or in the room) and for those few minutes, you are that role, you are your unique version of that role, you can walk away feeling good. You didn’t just “have an audition,” you delivered a performance. Keep doing that, keep studying, stay creative as much as possible in your life . . . it pays off. Like you said — it is a marathon. Not a sprint. And maybe read The Alchemist. I’m about to re-read it again myself.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Interview: Producer Toby Halbrooks Shares Indie Film InsightsInterview: Animated Advice from Films to Comics with David AvalloneFilmmaker Wendy McColm on the Meisner Technique and her Feature BIrds Without FeathersRound Table: Scream Queens on What Every Horror Director Needs to KnowInterview: Behind the Scenes with Producer Bonnie Curtislast_img read more

Thompson, Durant lead injured Warriors to 10th straight win

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES Golden State has won all six games since Curry injured the ankle on Dec. 4 at New Orleans.Curry will miss two more games this week, as well as the Christmas Day showdown against Cleveland before getting evaluated again. Read Next La Salle management ‘firmly behind’ Ayo in Green Archers’ rebuilding phase Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Omri Casspi came off the bench to contribute 12 points and six rebounds. While coach Steve Kerr would far prefer a healthy roster, he appreciates the opportunities many of his role players are receiving to play more significant an important minutes.“I like it,” said Kerr, who certainly wasn’t going to be pleased with the 16 turnovers.The Warriors began a seven-game homestand in a stretch with nine of 10 games at home before next playing away from Oracle Arena on Jan. 3 at Dallas.Curry did some light on-court work at morning shootaround a day after the Warriors said the two-time MVP would be out at least another week with the ankle injury. Kerr said it was Curry’s first time moving laterally, and he wouldn’t scrimmage or practice before being examined again.“He had a good day today. He was working out with Steve Nash and Q (Bruce Fraser) and got a lot of good stuff and it looked like he was moving pretty well,” Kerr said. “A good sign.”ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (33) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Patrick McCaw, Klay Thompson, David West and Omri Casspi, from left. APOAKLAND, California — Klay Thompson scored 27 of his 29 points in the first half and made his first nine field goals, leading the undermanned Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 97-84 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) for their 10th straight win.Kevin Durant added 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots as defending champion Golden State was down five regulars again, including two-time MVP Stephen Curry out for his sixth straight game with a sprained right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Thompson shot 10 for 16 overall and didn’t miss until a 3-point try with 6:10 left before halftime.Curry tweeted in the midst of Thompson’s hot start: “Somebody is having a great game!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThompson received a rare technical — his seventh in seven seasons — with 10:22 left in the game for arguing when he thought he was fouled.Marc Gasol had 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Memphis, which started a stretch with seven of eight games on the road. The Grizzlies were 10 of 44 in the second half, shot 12 for 31 from 3-point range and committed 17 turnovers. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View commentslast_img read more