first_img Of Mice and Men OK, OK, you probably heard about how Of Mice and Men star James Franco’s stage door meeting with a teen fan turned into a thwarted social media hookup that she made public. But you have to hand it to the busy actor for not shrinking from the controversy. Franco turned up on Live with Kelly and Michael on April 4 to admit he’s ashamed of his behavior. “I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky,” he said. Watch more below. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 View Commentslast_img

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first_img View Comments We know you’re gonna like it here! Broadway Balances America, a special six-part series airing on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act, kicks off on August 12 with an exclusive casting announcement and a sneak peek at the new national tour of the Tony-winning musical Annie. Tune in as The Balancing Act hits the road to go on location in Manhattan as the production searches for its next stars, and be the first to meet the young lady who captures the role of America’s favorite orphan.Special correspondent Amber Milt takes viewers to Pearl Studios in Manhattan where young hopefuls are vying for the lead in the upcoming tour of Annie, the musical that tells the beloved story of Little Orphan Annie. The Annie segment puts a spotlight on young kids and their parents going through the audition process to show what it takes to play one of Broadway’s most cherished roles and how families keep the balance in their lives with child actors.Director Martin Charnin, original co-creator, lyricist and director of 1977’s Annie, choreographer Liza Gennaro and casting director Joy Dewing share what they look for in the auditions, and animal trainer William Berloni talks about what he looks for when the young ladies audition with their furry co-star, “Sandy.” Viewers will get a glimpse of one young lady’s dreams coming true as Charnin offers her the coveted role of Annie. The young actress also makes a special guest appearance at The Balancing Act studios where the casting of the new touring production’s “orphans” will be exclusively revealed.This production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”Visit the official Broadway Balances America website to discover more about this exciting new series and to find out which Broadway musicals will be featured soon! Broadway Balances Americalast_img read more

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first_img View Comments Patti LuPone Uprising of Love is a movement to support the safety and dignity of LGBTI people around the world. Co-founded by Black, Cohen and Melissa Etheridge and dozens of prominent individuals in entertainment, business and politics, the campaign was initially launched leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics to shine a light on Russia’s anti-gay laws. Uprising of Love is now focused on raising awareness and funds for activists making a difference worldwide where LGBTI safety is compromised. Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone and Grammy-winning rock star-turned Broadway composer Sting are headlining Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality. The one-night-only event will play the Gershwin Theatre on September 15. The concert will feature a script by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and is executive produced by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and Bruce Cohen.center_img Proceeds from the concert will go to Fueling the Frontlines, a campaign led by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, which is dedicated to advancing LGBTI rights globally. The event, which will combine stories and performances by activists and artists, will be directed by Schele Williams. Additional performers and speakers will be announced later. Star Fileslast_img read more

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first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Gillian SmithPart 1 – Helping Your Customers Get The Most Out Of Referral MarketingImagine the scene. You’re finishing up some work at your desk, approving budgets for next quarter’s marketing campaigns about to knock off for the day when your phone rings. It’s one of your marketing coordinators who’s in charge of a recently launched online referral program that you approved. They are calling to ask some questions about some of the details of how the referral marketing program works. You don’t know the answers either and it means that you’ll have to get on the call with a support rep at your referral vendor. Again.Chances are that if marketing professionals have trouble wrapping their heads around a referral program, end users will too.Designing a user-friendly online referral program does not need to be a difficult feat. There are a few things to keep in mind when creating your referral program. First, let’s look at two questions you should keep in mind as you start laying out your program:Do your customers really know what referral programs and referral marketing are?Do you and your customers have the same end results in mind? continue reading »last_img read more

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first_imgThe health department says 270,670 total individuals have tested negative. They have provided a breakdown of the patients who have tested positive. The breakdown is as follows: They also say there are 15 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 4,418. Additionally, the health department reports approximately 4,451 cases among health care workers.  Nearly 1% are aged 0-4Nearly 1% are aged 5-12Nearly 2% are aged 13-18Nearly 6% are aged 19-24Nearly 37% are aged 25-49Nearly 26% are aged 50-64Nearly 29% are aged 65 or older HARRISBURG, Pa. (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania Health Department released an update on statewide coronavirus numbers on Sunday. The health department says most of the hospitalized individuals are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in individuals 65 or older. The health department reports an additional 623 positive cases, which brings the statewide total to 62,234.  For statewide updates on the coronavirus, visit pa.gov. Pennsylvania residents can sign up for AlertPA, which is a notification system for health, weather, and coronavirus updates. Residents can sign up online at this link. The health department has also provided an update on nursing and personal care homes. They say there are 13,447 cases among residents and 2,091 among employees. That makes a total of 15,447 positive cases at 558 different facilities. The health department also says that out of the statewide total deaths, 3,057 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care homes. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

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first_imgDibrell said the Mets have done a great job staying in contact with him. He hears from coaches, including Rumble Ponies pitching coach Jonathan Hurst every week. Aside from baseball, Dibrell used his free time to finish college. Dibrell said he graduated yesterday from Kennesaw State University which is where he played baseball. He finished with a degree in communications, and said if baseball doesn’t work out down the line, he wants to go into sports broadcasting. “It makes it a lot easier to go get my work in and not have to worry about getting a job or anything,” said Dibrell. “Some of my buddies I work out with, they have to leave the gym to go to work just because they have to pay bills and their team isn’t paying them that little stipend, so I think it’s been huge.” “As a starter, I’ve been throwing 135 innings a season just around about,” said Dibrell. “This year without getting all those innings, I feel like that’s going to set me back for next year.” Dibrell spent the second half of 2019 with the Rumble Ponies, and was ranked 29th on MLB’s Mets Top Prospects list. Dibrell likely would have started the season with the Rumble Ponies this year. Instead, he’s making the most of what he has around him in his home state of Georgia. “It gets pretty competitive,” said Dibrell. “I like it, it gets me ready. I think it will help me out when the season finally comes back.” (WBNG) — For Mets pitching prospect Tony Dibrell, a canceled minor league season means missing out on a year of development. center_img Dibrell said he’s lucky enough to have a number of pro players working out at the same gym as him. They get together a few times a week to play games at local fields. “I think for a lot of us, we don’t realize how blessed we are to be able to play this game,” said Dibrell. “I think it getting taken from us will probably open a lot of peoples eyes to just how fortunate we are to play and motivate a lot of guys to really try to give it everything they have.” “A lot of us have been working so hard to make a name for ourselves, and this was going to be a big season,” said Dibrell. Dibrell said there’s been some talks of an expanded fall league, but nothing is official. While he waits to return to the mound, he’s keeping things in perspective. He also said it was a relief when the Mets committed to paying minor league players through the normal length of the season. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgProject “New attire of Brijuni” of the Public Institution Brijuni National Park, within the Operational Program “Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020.” is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund to the tender of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds “Promoting sustainable use of natural heritage in national parks and nature parks”, which brings investment in improving tourist infrastructure and sustainable use of natural heritage in Brijuni National Park.The total value of the project with VAT amounts to HRK 41.759.488,84 (HRK 33.662.108,06 + VAT), of which HRK 27.285.453,83 in grants was awarded from the European Regional Development Fund (85% of the total eligible costs). . The remaining amount of eligible costs is co-financed by the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency in the amount of HRK 3.201.953,39, while the funds in the amount of HRK 1.613.126,70 are co-financing of the project of the Public Institution Brijuni National Park.”Although the cultural and historical heritage is not at the center of this project, it is necessary to restore it in order to present and interpret the natural heritage that abounds in Brijuni National Park. Individual parts of the architecture will be adapted, which will serve as spaces for setting up exhibitions and as accommodation for participants in educational activities / excursions. In this way, the implementation of this project will contribute to the protection and preservation of both natural and cultural-historical heritage”Point out the Brijuni National Park and add that the implementation of the project also plans to prepare a Visitor Management Study which will be the basis for improving the visiting system with the aim of better presentation of the contents and riches of the National Park.The project envisages the following activities: Establishment of an Info Point, procurement of a boat, procurement of two excursion trains, reconstruction of Veliki Brijun, modernization of the Natural History Exhibition, renovation of the summer cinema, renovation of facilities in the port of Mali Brijun, development of educational programs and project promotion. The grant agreement was signed on October 5, 2017, while the project implementation period is from July 12, 2016 to April 30, 2020.Project “New attire of Brijuni” Description of activitiesEstablishment of Info point and new equipment Info point (in the form of an info kiosk) with an interactive shop window that presents 24 hours of excursions, recreation, accommodation and catering offers of the Brijuni National Park will be located on the island of Veliki Brijun on Friendship Square. The purpose of the Info Point is to inform visitors more promptly and promptly about all the island’s facilities and tour opportunities, which have not existed in the archipelago so far. In this way, the excursion-business agency of the National Park in Fažana will be relieved as the only place for informing visitors at the moment, which will certainly contribute to a better access to visitors.  Ship procurement It is planned to design and build a new electric boat with a capacity of 150 passengers. Procurement of two excursion trains It is planned to purchase two modern homologated tourist trains (with a capacity of 80 passengers each) with one locomotive and four open trailers, which will enable people with disabilities to see the island of Veliki Brijun for the first time. As part of the procurement of trains, the training of two employees for train management is also planned.Reconstructions on Veliki Brijun In order to create new content for visitors, the following neglected infrastructure on the island of Veliki Brijun will be arranged:• Arrangement of the educational-thematic trail Promenade under the hill Straža – includes the procurement and equipping of the educational trail through the former quarry illustrated with wooden interpretation boards and educational exhibits (6 pcs), and orientation signs (2 pcs) to present the forest ecosystem, flora and fauna. an integral part of the forest• Presentation of the hydrogeological peculiarities of the Brijuni National Park – the development of a project of the hydrogeological peculiarities of Brijuni is planned, in which the geological structure of the Brijuni Islands will be processed. The project will also include a description of water phenomena on the island, a description of wells and wells, a description and presentation of the geological and lithofacial statist column of rocks at the location of the well “Living Water” and a compressor station.Within this activity, the renovation of the “Living Water” facility is also planned. Also, as part of this activity, it is planned to set up decorative screens to highlight important messages about the protection and preservation of nature, which will try to educate visitors about the importance of protection and preservation of the protected natural heritage of NP Brijuni. A construction adaptation of the Compressor Station building is also planned, with the arrangement of mechanical installations for the purpose of presenting the reciprocating compressor and pumping station from the 60s, as well as the operation of the pumping station for water from artesian wells on the island. The facility will be used for presentation purposes, thus providing additional educational and tourist content that will be available to visitors for an independent visit or with a guide.Modernization of the Natural History Exhibition Works on the exhibition will include the adaptation of dioramas, design and installation of new lighting. The new Interactive Application (so-called CITES) will, as part of the exhibition, show visitors the impact of trade in endangered species on the most common and endangered species, their numbers, predictions of the future of the species and the most common reasons for hunting and trade. With this exhibition, he wants to increase the awareness of visitors about the stated dangers and problems faced by animals from the wild.Renovation of the summer cinema It includes the modernization of cinemas from the 50s, which includes the purchase and installation of projection equipment, the purchase and installation of modular stages, auditoriums, the purchase of short and feature films, documentaries and animated films on nature protection, protected areas, habitats and the environment. It is also planned to install a panel fence on which photographs of protected species and habitats will be exhibited, as well as the purchase of film material / license for the display of archive material of Film News related to Brijuni.It is planned to show specific titles of a predominantly documentary nature in the cinema, which will lead visitors to think about the protection of the environment and nature. Thematic evenings will be organized with short and feature films, documentaries and animated films on the protection and preservation of nature, protected areas, environment, species, habitats, etc. The aim is to encourage the audience to think about human actions towards nature and the environment, education on the importance conservation and protection of nature and environmental biodiversity. The cinema would also show archival footage of Brijuni views and landscapes from the time of Josip Broz Tito in the form of a comparison of their previous and current appearance.Renovation of facilities in the port of Mali Brijun The arrangement of Mali Brijun for visits and education envisages the activity of rehabilitation of 7 ground-floor buildings in the bay of Sv. Mikula on Mali Brijun. Construction renovation and raising the level of thermal properties of buildings is needed. The works will include the repair of the roof and roof covering, replacement of carpentry, interior design, waterproofing and thermal insulation, mechanical and electrical installations, and equipping the buildings with furniture. It is planned to convert the facilities into an information point of the Brijuni National Park, a kitchen and a restaurant with public toilets, a common apartment for janitors and firefighters, and a dormitory. Accommodation on Mali Brijun is intended for kindergartens, schools, universities, NGOs, artists, scientists and all those who want to conduct educational programs and / or research on Mali Brijun.The facilities are planned to employ 13 people. This activity contributes to a significant expansion of the offer of NP Brijuni, given that Mali Brijun is currently closed to visitors due to its unattractiveness, lack of content but also the potential danger to visitors given the current state of existing facilities.Development of new educational programs of NP Brijuni and education of employees It is planned to design educational programs for visitors: Brijuni National Park, World of Plants, Magical World of Insects, Birds, Sea Coast, Underwater World.There will also be an educational program of touring the pedestrian educational trail “Brijuni Stone Stories”, which was arranged and opened as part of the cross-border project STONE-BRIDGE on Mali Brijun. As part of the educational trail and the mentioned quarry, visitors can also visit the safe, paved part of the tunnel, which is about 150 meters long. The educational trail will introduce visitors to various phenomena and indicate the significant geotourism potential of the site itself.The activity of educating the employees of NP Brijuni will be focused on improving communication, negotiation, presentation and sales skills. The training will include department heads and the training of employees who are in direct contact with guests.Promotion and visibility of the project The project “New attire of Brijuni” attaches importance to various promotional and marketing activities, so the activities of strategic planning, implementation of promotional activities, creation and production of advertising funds related to the project and NP Brijuni, preparation of the Visitor Management Study, interpretation services of Brijuni heritage for presentation and promotions.The activity of strategic planning includes the development of a branding strategy with a plan of communication activities, market research and analysis, and the development, implementation and supervision of operational plans of marketing activities.Regarding the implementation of promotional activities, during the implementation of the project, advertising activities are planned to be carried out through a minimum of three media, including TV. Sales will be improved through the organization of a prize game. Direct marketing will be done through mailing and public relations activities will be carried out three months before the end of the project.Conferences will be organized at the opening of the project and community management activities will be carried out for three months. During community management, they will communicate with the community and build a brand through social networks.Within the activities of the Brijuni Heritage Interpretation Services, for the purpose of presentation and promotion, an extensive book on approximately 150 attractions, values ​​and attractions of the Brijuni National Park (in Croatian and English) is planned. The book will serve all park employees, especially guides and those who want to further expand their knowledge. Also included is the production of an abbreviated manual on about 50 of the most important features of the Brijuni National Park, which the guides present to each visitor. The manuals will be printed in 50 copies in Croatian and 50 copies in English. The activity also includes the production of audio guides, recordings of voice guidance in combination with music, for tours of Veliki Brijun by tourist train for one hour. It is planned to produce 3 copies of the audio file in Croatian, English, Italian, German, Russian and French.Creating new visitor signage includes translation of texts, illustrations, creation and installation of signage for new visitor content.last_img read more

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first_img“It’s a very, very difficult and potentially tragic situation happening.”Police said they received a report of a possible shark attack at Wylie Bay at about 10:45 a.m. (0245 GMT).A search and rescue operation was going on, police said.Topics : A surfer was missing off an Australian beach on Friday after a shark attacked him and other surfers tried unsuccessfully to pull him from the water, authorities said.The missing surfer is an adult male but authorities gave no further details about his identity. Rescuers pulled a surfboard from the water and the beach at Wylie Bay, 700 km (435 miles) southeast of Perth, was closed, police said.”Unfortunately he hasn’t been recovered at this point in time,” Mark McGowan, premier of Western Australia state, told reporters.last_img read more

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first_img Comment German defender Mustafi has struggled at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal an early lead over Chelsea on Sunday but goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham saw the visitors fight back to earn the three points.ADVERTISEMENTWright says Mustafi was ‘absolutely petrified’ of Chelsea’s Abraham during the Premier League match and has urged Arteta to offload the Arsenal defender.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Mustafi was absolutely petrified of him [Abraham],’ Wright said on Match of the Day 2.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You have got someone like Arteta coming in but there’s nothing you can do to coach a defender of his experience now, those are the type of players he’s got to be looking to get rid of.’Despite criticising Mustafi, former Arsenal and England striker Wright insisted there were positives to take from Arteta’s first home match in charge of the Gunners.He added: ‘When you look at the two games there’s definite improvement in Arsenal. Advertisement Ian Wright believes Arsenal should consider selling Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: BBC)Ian Wright believes new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should sell Shkodran Mustafi after the Premier League defeat to Chelsea.Former Gunners midfielder Arteta signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Arsenal shortly before Christmas to become Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at the Emirates.In his first two matches in charge, Arsenal drew at struggling Bournemouth and surrendered a lead to be beaten by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. Advertisementcenter_img Arteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:49FullscreenArteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-loss-arsenal-boss-against-chelsea-2078002/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘You just think what they could have done had they gone with the appointment after the Leicester game at the international break.‘It’s one and two touch all the way and its really quick. Fantastic zip, the fans should be happy with what they’re seeing at the moment but give Chelsea credit for what they’ve done today.’Arsenal, currently 12th in the Premier League, face Manchester United on New Year’s Day.MORE: Arsenal players classily rally around Bernd Leno after howler against ChelseaMORE: Mesut Ozil speaks out after Arsenal loss and says Chelsea did not deserve to win Ian Wright tells Mikel Arteta to sell Arsenal flop Shkodran Mustafi after Chelsea defeat Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 11:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

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