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first_imgFunny. Did you hear that? “Funny.” Yeah, our fans said…OK we’ll stop. It’s Monday, and we could all use a laugh. Last week, we took to Twitter to ask you which Broadway tweeter cracked you up the most. We narrowed down the list to 10 contenders, and made you choose: Which Great White Way star should take home the honorary Tony Award for Best Twitter Account? The votes are in, and the (imaginary) Tony goes to… 1. Laura Benanti—33% When she’s not busy delivering some mad side-eye on the small screen, Laura Benanti is consistently killing it in the Twittersphere. From expressing admiration for her doting fans, to the occasional slice of humble pie to her inventive takes on sporting events and music festivals, this Tony winner has all the material she needs for an HBO standup special. Congrats on winning our poll, Laura! Please contact us to claim your prize (a My Fair Lady revival). Jackie Hoffman 2. Lesli Margherita—22% Bow down to the Queen! We may not get to see her burlesque routine in Peter Pan Live!, but that’s OK, because she continues to crack audiences up nightly as the “Loud” Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda. Speaking of which, if you see the show and go to the stage door after, be careful what you say. Because your words may be immortalized by the Looks Not Books star herself. And we will laugh. Lesli Margherita View Comments Laura Benanti Star Files 3. Jackie Hoffman—17% Here’s a Great White Way firecracker you don’t want to cross. The former video blogger’s Twitter reads as one part fashion manifesto, one part free ad space for On the Town with just a dash of a cryptic plea for help. And we love every bit of it.last_img read more

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first_img2 Lemonwood Ct, Douglas.THE suburb of Douglas is becoming increasingly popular with parents snapping up houses for their children to live in while they attend the nearby university.Ray White Douglas agent Nicole Plozza lives in Douglas and specialises in selling real estate in the area.She said stock in Douglas was already tight but demand was expected to increase further in the coming weeks as buyers rush to get into the suburb before the new university year begins.“When the acceptance letters go out that’s when it gets really busy,” Ms Plozza said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“A lot of parents have kids who are doing courses like vet science and they will buy the house for their kids to live in and rent the other rooms out because they find it more cost-effective than their kids living at the uni.“Douglas is also popular with shift workers at the hospital because they want to be as close as possible to work.”Ms Plozza has 2 Lemonwood Court listed in Douglas for $375,000. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car home is already receiving interest from buyers wanting the house for their children to live in.She said the home was well maintained, had been freshly painted and refreshed and with its price point she expected it to sell quickly.Ms Plozza said a surplus in stock had now dried up and buyers had limited choice in Douglas with properties selling fast.“Not much is sitting on the market in Douglas for very long,” she said. “Three weeks is the most properties are lasting for your four-bedroom home.”To find out more information about 2 Lemonwood Court call Nicole Plozza on 0415 624 609.last_img read more

first_imgHouston-based drilling services company Parker Drilling has informed that its CEO Gary Rich has decided to retire from his roles as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Parker Drilling later this year.Parker Drilling CEO Gary Rich; Source: Parker DrilingParker Drilling said on Monday that Rich plans to remain in his current roles for an interim period to support a smooth transition. The board of directors will engage a search firm to conduct a search for a permanent successor.Parker Drilling Chairman, Eugene Davis, noted: “Parker Drilling owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Gary Rich, who oversaw a disciplined strategy to refocus the company and maintain a strong reputation for reliability, innovation and efficiency amid one of the most challenging markets in the company’s history.“Gary led the company through the industry downturn and successfully worked closely with several stakeholders to put the company on the right path for the future.”President and CEO Gary Rich stated, “It has been one of my greatest honors to work with the talented and hardworking team at Parker. Together we have offered some of the industry’s most innovative solutions and solved some of our clients’ toughest challenges, despite a difficult industry environment.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

first_img “What our national athletes achieved in the SEA Games is truly historic and should be heralded,” Angara said, lauding the Team Philippines’ overall championship in the SEA Games. MANILA – Medal-winning Filipino athletesmay receive an additional incentive of up to P100,000 after bringing pride tothe country in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. “It was not only how they performed in their respective sports, but the way they carried themselves during the games that captured the hearts of Filipinos and our ASEAN neighbors alike,” he added./PN Photo by CNN Philippines In his Senate Bill 1225, Angara seeks to amend Republic Act 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act to increase cash incentives efor athletes by P20,000 to P100,000. For Southeast Asian Games winners: Gold medalists – P400,000 (from P300,000), Silver medalists – P200,000 (from P150,000) and Bronze medalists – P100,000 (from P60,000). For ASEAN Para Games: Gold medalists – P200,000 (from P150,000), Silver medalists – P125,000 (from P75,000) and Bronze medalists – P50,000 (from P30,000). Under the proposal, Asian Games winners will receive the following: Gold medalists – P600,000 (from P500,000),Silver medalists – P350,000 (from P250,000) and Bronze medalists – P150,000 (from P100,000). “With such a stellar performance, it is only fitting that our national athletes and their coaches receive higher incentives from the government as they go on to compete in other international competitions,” Angara said. Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara has called for an amendment of the law that gives cash rewards to national athletes who will win medals in international competitions.last_img read more

first_imgMansalon was navigating the road in SitioManauban, Barangay Linaon when he allegedly overlapped the opposite lane andcolliding into a Ceres bus running from an opposite direction.  The 47-year-old bus driver ZocimoPadilla Tejo surrendered to the Cauayan police station. Charges will be filedagainst him./PN Police investigators said the crashhappened around 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday. BACOLOD City – The motorcycle he wasdriving crashed against a bus in Barangay Linaon, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The 53-year-old Erwin Mansalon Sr. diedof injuries on the body, a police report showed. last_img read more

first_img Published on September 7, 2017 at 11:01 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Sept. 8, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.On Saturday, Zaire Franklin and Scott Shafer will both enter the Carrier Dome, as each of them have done many times before. But this time it’s different.Shafer recruited Franklin to come to Syracuse and, in Franklin’s freshman season, Shafer sat him down and told him he had the leadership potential to become a captain in his sophomore season, the first since 1945. SU had only had three sophomore captains in program history before him. Shafer saw Franklin’s potential, but he never saw it fully develop.There are 37 players left on Syracuse’s roster whom Shafer coached, and junior quarterback Eric Dungey said this week that he “was like a father-figure to me.”This Saturday, Shafer will return to the Carrier Dome for the first time since being fired at the end of the 2015 season. Rather than pacing the Syracuse (1-0) sidelines, Shafer will coach as the defensive coordinator for Middle Tennessee State (0-1).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Shafer’s) going to want to draw some blood,” former SU defensive tackle Steven Clark said. “… He’s definitely like, ‘I’m going to go back and beat the heck out of these guys.’”Middle Tennessee State did not make Shafer available for comment for this story.Shafer’s return to defensive coordinator emblemizes what got him hired at Syracuse in the first place. In 2013, then-head coach Doug Marrone left to coach the Buffalo Bills and SU’s recent defensive turnaround made Shafer an attractive candidate.SU had hired Shafer in 2009 when the defense hovered around a No. 100 national ranking in total yards and points allowed per game. In Shafer’s second season, the Orange finished top 10 in total yards allowed (3,904) and 17th in points per game allowed (19.3).Daily Orange File PhotoSyracuse hired Shafer as head coach for its first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange won seven games and its second consecutive bowl game. But it was Shafer’s last bowl appearance. In 2014, former SU tackle Sean Hickey said SU expected its offense to breakout.Instead, injuries plagued the team and four quarterbacks appeared in at least two games. Shafer also demoted George McDonald, his offensive coordinator, to work with only wide receivers. Syracuse won three games.“The following year, he was backed into a corner because of 2014,” Hickey said, “and 2015 had to go really well, even though (Syracuse) was in a rebuilding year.”In 2015, the defense returned to rankings around No. 100 for points and yards. The offense struggled to score. Through 10 games, the Orange had only three wins.On the plane ride to North Carolina State for Syracuse’s final road game, Shafer sat next to senior Terrel Hunt. The quarterback’s season had been cut short with a torn Achilles, but Hunt always accompanied Shafer to and from games.During the trip, Hunt remembered Shafer turning to him and saying that if Syracuse lost, he would likely be fired. Hunt nodded. He remembered saying to Shafer, “Yeah, I kind of figured that.”Syracuse lost to NC State, 42-29.Emma Comtois | Digital EditorSU officially fired Shafer before the season ended but allowed him to coach the Orange’s final game, at home against Boston College. With under three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Boston College hit a game-tying field goal. The Orange then drove 51 yards and as time expired, Cole Murphy drilled a 35-yard field goal.In that moment, after the buzzer, Shafer no longer coached those players. But players said it didn’t feel that way, because for many of them he had always been more than a coach. Shafer gave Hunt his phone number, as well as his wife’s and son’s in case Hunt needed anything. He counseled Sean Hickey after the then-SU tackle came to him while struggling to decide whether to leave school early for the NFL Draft. He told Luke Arciniega, a transfer defensive end, about balancing fatherhood and football when Arciniega found out he would soon become a dad.These were the people he had invited to his home to use his pool and barbecue. The ones who had fooled around in the water, ate food and played pickup basketball. The ones who went wild when he brought an ice cream truck to the field after a hot practice.Courtesy of Luke Arciniega“I remember talking to him and he said he never wanted to take a NFL coaching job,” Hickey said. “… He cares about the actual development of the kids.“They come in as kids and leave as men. He cares about that process.”After Murphy’s kick, Rob Trudo and Nick Robinson grabbed Shafer and hoisted him up on their shoulders and paraded him around the field before the rest of the team encircled the three. Teary-eyed, Shafer hugged his players one-by-one.“For us to walk him off and show our appreciation…” Arciniega said, “… (We) just wanted to send him out the right way, let him (leave) on the shoulders of his players who he supported.”On Saturday, when Shafer walks into the Dome, he’ll see Dungey, who’s blossomed into a star. He’ll see Franklin, the linebacker he made a captain. He’ll see senior Ervin Philips, who’s developed into a dominant slot receiver. He’ll see Dino Babers, his successor.Then he’ll walk away, toward the visitor’s sideline.The post has been updated for style. Commentslast_img read more

first_img From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the sale of AC Milan, a new MLS team and a bizarre transfer deal from Turkey.____________________Becks launches plans for Miami expansionFormer England captain, David Beckham has launched his plan to form a Major League Soccer side in Miami.The team, which will be formed after Beckham utilised an option in his 2014 contract with LA Galaxy allowing him buy an MLS expansion franchise will play its home games in front of a 25,000 seater stadium.The former Manchester United player optimistically stated: “I’m excited to bring this great team to this great city – it has been a hell of a journey, I promise you the team we will bring into the league will be the best team.”The MLS is continually expanding with Los Angeles FC’s presence bringing the total number of teams to 23. Additionally, Nashville will also gain an extra franchise later in the year. Beckham’s plans won’t come without challenges, the 42 year old’s franchise will be the first Miami based football side since the unsuccessful Miami Fusion went under in 2001. 21st Club to oversee Evolution of Aussie top flight The Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced a partnership with 21st Club, a leading international football management software developer and consultancy business. 21st Club will support all 10 Hyundai A-League clubs in the management of their salary cap requirements and provide support in strategic squad planning. The partnership will see 21st Club adapt Evolution – their platform that helps clubs manage their player costs, strategically plan the player pipeline and analyse the impact of future scenarios, in addition to rationalising processes across the clubs – to better support the league to monitor compliance with regulations. Questions to answer over Milan sale?  A daily Italian newspaper has reported that former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi is facing questions over his sale of AC Milan to Chinese entrepreneur, Li Yonghong, for €740 million last April.The questions, which related to possible money laundering in the lucrative sale last year prompted senior Milan public prosecutor, Francesco Greco to hastily issue a statement outlining that there was no enquiry of this nature “at the moment.” The accusations come amid a backdrop of a Serie A revival for Milan, under the tenure of iconic manager Gennaro Gattuso, as well as an impending Italian election, in which Berlusconi is unable to run after a 2013 conviction for tax fraud. Uncertainty at the top of Italian football Turmoil at the top of Italian football continues as the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI),  further postponed the election of a new Italian Football Federation President (FIGC) by three months.In a statement to the Italian media, CONI president Giovanni Malago stated: “I hope that there is an awareness on the part of the three candidates so that the election does not take place, I wish it as do 90 percent of Italians.“For now the assembly is convened. But the candidates have acknowledged the difficulties and are considering with their supporters the path to take.”He added: “none of the candidates can count on the vast majority that everyone considers indispensable for the revival of Italian football and there is the risk that the new president does not even have a simple majority in the Federal Council.”Cryptospor: Turkish youngster is new kid on the Blockchain A Turkish club has completed the country’s first ever transfer using Bitcoin, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Tuesday.Harunustaspor, a local amateur league club, reportedly signed 22-year old Omer Faruk Kiroglu for 2000 liras (£377.6) worth of Bitcoin and 2500 liras in cash, for a sum total of 4500 liras.Club chairman Haldun Sehit declared that the move was the first of its kind by a sports club in Turkey and worldwide. “We did it to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world. We are proud of this,” he was quoted as saying._________________The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. Click on the below banner for more information… StumbleUpon Submit Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 Related Articles LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Share GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business   July 30, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Share Catena forecasts ‘record results’ ahead of August interims July 20, 2020 Related Articles Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Stockholm-listed industry publisher Catena Media has revealed that it is sourcing ‘alternative revenue streams’ for its sports division, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global sports fixtures.Publishing a trading update for January – February 2020, Catena Media revealed that sports accounted for 35% off its revenues generated during the period, which saw a 5.7% overall increase from €17.1m to €18m.The casino segment represented 59% of the company’s revenues during the first two months in 2020, while financial services revenues represented 5%.Addressing the shortfall in sports events, Catena Media said: “Due to the halt of several sports leagues, and postponement of major events across the globe, Catena Media is working closely with key operators to promote Sports events that are still running.“To mitigate the shortfall in Sports revenue, the focus is to increase the Casino business by converting traffic from a number of sports-related sites into Casino revenue and holding back on low-margin media spend.”The company emphasised that it is ‘closely following the global development of COVID-19 and its potential impact on the business’, and predicts that the outbreak ‘will have no foreseeable negative long-term effects’.Catena anticipated that the widespread postponement of sports fixtures ‘may contribute with a positive effect in the future when they are rescheduled.’Per Hellberg, CEO at Catena Media, commented: “The world is facing an unusual and challenging situation due to COVID-19. Catena Media’s largest business segment, Casino, represented 73% of EBITDA during January and February, is performing well and shows a positive development under the current circumstances.“Several sport events have been cancelled or postponed, and it is uncertain for how long this will last, but we are holding back on costs and finding alternative revenue streams for the Sport segment. Provided that the sports events start up after the summer break, our target remains unchanged, to reach double-digit profitable growth in 2020.”EBITDA for the two-month period increased 16.6% year-on-year to €8.6m, an increase from €7.4m.During the two-month period, Catena Media had not made any major investments, resulting in cash and cash equivalents of €19.2m and a net interest-bearing debt position of €162.5m.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will miss Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Barcelona through injury.Salah left the pitch on a stretcher after an aerial collision with Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka during Saturday’s 3-2 win.Manager Jurgen Klopp says concussion will keep Salah out, as Liverpool look to overhaul a 3-0 deficit at Anfield.Firmino missed the win over Newcastle with a muscle injury.“Two of the world’s best strikers are not available tomorrow night and we have to score four goals,” said Klopp.“It doesn’t make life easier but we will try for 90 minutes to celebrate the Champions League campaign to give it a proper finish.“That’s the plan. If we can do it, wonderful. If we can’t do it, let’s fail in the most beautiful way.”Salah appeared to be in tears when he was carried from the pitch at St James’ Park but Klopp says the Egypt international now feels “OK”.“It’s not good enough from a medical point of view,” Klopp added. “He is desperate to play but we cannot do it.“It’s a concussion. That means he would not even be allowed to play.”Klopp is confident Salah will be able to play in Liverpool’s final Premier League game of the season against Wolves at Anfield on Sunday, where the Reds could win the title for the first time since 1990.Firmino was introduced as a substitute on 79 minutes in the away leg at Barcelona, shortly after Lionel Messi had extended the advantage to 2-0.The Brazilian – who was left out of the win over Huddersfield prior to the Barca trip – then did not feature against Newcastle.Firmino has 16 goals for the Reds this season, with Salah contributing 26.Klopp also lost midfielder Naby Keita to injury against Newcastle, the club’s fourth game in 14 days.“We have to make a lot of decisions. Tomorrow night is the third game in six days,” Klopp added.“Barcelona changed 11 positions at the weekend. We will see what the outcome is.”–Source: BBClast_img read more