University of Evansville Alum Rami Malek Wins Best Actor at the Oscars

first_imgSterling Square hosted an Oscar watch party featuring food and desserts. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the university’s new lab theatre.“It also serves us very well in recruiting purposes,” says UE theatre director Sharla Cowden.“We audition over 22 hundred students every year. You accept only 40 in the first year class, so we really feel this will bow well for us on a national level too, being able to improve the quality of students that come to the university.”In addition to watching the Oscars, patrons played games including guessing who would win in each category.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare FEBRUARY 24TH, 2019 AMANDA PORTER INDIANAThe University of Evansville community is celebrating the achievements of one of its own. 2003 UE graduate Rami Malek is nominated for the best actor award for his portrayal of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.last_img read more

Can Albania’s economic turnaround survive COVID-19?

first_img Read Full Story The Growth Lab, which works with countries to identify obstacles to growth and propose targeted policy solutions to address them, has been conducting applied research in Albania for the past seven years.Since its work was first featured in the Harvard Gazette in 2014, the Growth Lab team has supported the Albanian government to attain a number of policy objectives, including achieving macroeconomic stability, identifying drivers of growth in manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, energy, as well as understanding and harnessing the potential of the Albanian diaspora. The team is currently working on a diverse scope of projects ranging from implementing the newly created Albanian Investment Corporation to analyzing the economic impact of a new airport, from informing the country’s strategy in the electricity sector to enabling the government’s targeting of investments that harbor transformative potential for the Albanian economy.,A pivotal component of the Growth Lab’s engagement in Albania has been to employ its trademark Growth Diagnostics framework to provide research support for addressing constraints to growth. This brief analysis is the most recent update of the diagnostic to identify these constraints. It takes stock of Albania’s economic growth prior to the COVID-19 crisis and what the strengths and weaknesses of the pre-COVID economy imply for recovery and the possibility of accelerating long-term and inclusive growth in the years to come. Albania is a place where much has been achieved to expand opportunity and well-being as growth has gradually accelerated since 2013-14, but where much remains to be done to continue this acceleration once the immediate crisis of COVID-19 has passed.— By Tim O’Brien & Jessie Lulast_img read more

Andrew Rannells to Co-Host B’Way Barks; Starry Lineup Announced

first_imgBernadette Peters is back with a host of furry, cuddly friends for Broadway Barks. The 17th annual pet adoption event, founded by Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will take place on July 11 in Shubert Alley. Peters will co-host alongside Tony nominee and Hedwig alum Andrew Rannells. As always, a swarm of stage favorites, including It Shoulda Been You’s Sierra Boggess and two-time Tony winner and Something Rotten! star Christian Borle, will join them to show off some of the cats and dogs you can take home.In addition to Boggess and Borle, this year’s starry lineup will include Tony-winning Fun Home star Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas and Beth Malone; Borle’s Something Rotten! co-stars John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Brad Oscar; An American in Paris’ Max von Essen, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox and Jill Paice; On the Town’s Clyde Alves and Jackie Hoffman; On the Twentieth Century Tony nominee Andy Karl; Ian Barford, Francesca Fardinay and Taylor Trensch from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hand to God’s Michael Oberholtzer and Tony nominee Sarah Stiles; Carolee Carmello of Finding Neverland; Fish in the Dark’s Marylouise Burke, Glenne Headly and Jayne Houdyshell; and Boggess’ It Shoulda Been You castmates Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert and Chip Zien.Pet enthusiasts can also expect appearances from Tony honoree and Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni, Hedwig and the Angry Inch favorite and Broadway.com vlogger Rebecca Naomi Jones; current Wicked witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay; The Phantom of the Opera’s James Barbour; current The Book of Mormon headliners Gavin Creel and Nikki Renee Daniels; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder duo Jefferson Mays and Jeff Kready; Aladdin Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart and Jonathan Freeman; Matilda cast members Tori Feinstein, Alison Luff, Lesli Margherita and Christopher Sieber; Chilina Kennedy, Jarrod Spector, Scott J. Campbell and Jessica Keenan Wynn from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Mamma Mia!’s Judy McLane, Alison Ewing and Mary Callanan; Chicago headliner Amra-Faye Wright and alum Bebe Neuwirth; Tracy Jai Edwards, Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Andrea McCullough, Rita McKenzie, Tori Murray and Joel Paley from the off-Broadway production of Ruthless!; Corey Cott, Dee Hoty and Howard McGillin from the recent revival of Gigi; Mary Beth Peil of The Visit and Broadway alum Kate Shindle.President of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals Jane Hoffman said in a statement, “This spirit of a collaborative community, manifested so clearly in Broadway Barks, is moving us closer to the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament will be killed simply because we do not have a home for them. We congratulate Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for 17 brilliant years of saving lives.” View Commentslast_img read more

HHS SECRETARY LEAVITT TO ADDRESS VERMONT BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS FEBRUARY 9

first_imgDHHS CMS 2 0 2007-02-08T20:14:00Z 2007-02-08T20:14:00Z 1 220 1255 DHHS 10 2 1473 10.2625 192169024 U.S. Secretary Mike Leavitt in Montpelier [email protected](link sends e-mail) Pawelec, Roseanne (CMS/NC) Normal Clean Clean MicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;}For Friday, February 9, 2007 WHEN:          Friday, February 9, 2007                        Remarks begin at 2:45 p.m. EST                        OPEN TO PRESS. PRESS SHOULD ARRIVE BY 2:30 P.M. WHERE:        Vermont State House109 State StreetMontpelier, VT 05609CONTACT:    HHS Press Office(202) 690-6343                        HHS Regional Office                        (617)839-6620### HHS SECRETARYLEAVITT TO ADDRESS LEADINGVERMONTBUSINESS ORGANIZATIONSArea Employers to Endorse HHSValue-Driven Health Care InitiativeHHS Secretary Michael Leavitt will join VermontGovernor Jim Douglas, Lt. Governor Brian Dubie andrepresentatives from business, community and health organizations to discussValue-Driven Health Care, namely ways to provide better quality and lower costsfor more Americans.  The Secretary willdiscuss the four cornerstones of value-driven health care:  interoperable health IT; transparency ofquality, transparency of price; and incentives for high value health care. Themeeting will include a signing ceremony. Governor Douglas and business representativeswill be signing statements of support for the initiative.For more information on value-driven healthcare, please see www.hhs.gov/transparency(link is external).WHO:             HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt                        GovernorJim Douglas                        Lt. GovernerBrian Dubie                  Area employers includingIBM, Harpoon Brewery and Verizon                         MEDIAAVAILABILITY WITH SECRETARY LEAVITT, GOVERNOR                        DOUGLAS, LT. GOVERNOR BRIAN DUBIE AND SIGNERS TO FOLLOW.last_img read more

Mercedes published an advertisement for the new A class filmed in Croatia

first_imgDaimler AG has chosen Croatia, more precisely the Barone Fortress in Šibenik, as the destination for the premiere of the Mercedes A-Class model.At the official presentation at the Barone Fortress, over 400 journalists and experts from the automotive industry had the opportunity to test the new hope of Mercedes. Apart from them, the event was covered by journalists who, in addition to topics from the automotive industry, cover tourism and travel, which will contribute to the recognition of fortresses and the promotion of Šibenik as a destination, but also central Dalmatia, worldwide.”We are honored by the fact that our Fortress was chosen by a large international company such as Daimler Mercedes as a representative place to present the results of their long-term work. We are glad that Šibenik fortresses are recognized not only as a tourist attraction, but also as an excellent location for business events like this, and we hope that they will not be lacking in the future.”Said Gorana Barišić – Bačelić, director of the Public Institution of the Fortress of Culture Šibenik.Journalists tested the new Mercedes A-Class in Šibenik, Primošten and Trogir, and it was Mercedes that published a new advertisement for the AMG GT S on its official YouTube channel, which was filmed in Croatia, on the island of Pag.As well as the video for the announcement of the premiere, and you can see some video reports from Croatia from the premiere of the new Mercedes A class here In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ” read more

Jac-Cen-Del Senior MMA Heavyweight Champion

first_imgPhoto credit: Tyler Shipp FacebookOSGOOD, Ind. — Jac-Cen-Del senior, Tyler Shipp, won a Mixed Martial Arts championship belt recently.On February 4, he fought in his fourth amateur heavyweight MMA match at Hardrock MMA 86 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.Shipp won in less than three minutes in the first round.Shipp is ranked first out of 42 registered heavyweight fighters in Kentucky and fourth out of 330 in the Southeast United States.Shipp now goes on to defend his title at Hardrock MMA 89 at Turfway Park in Florence on May 13.last_img read more

Sassy Pawz Mobile Grooming opens in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — Sassy Pawz Mobile Grooming is now open for business, serving Batesville and a 30 mile radius.The company offers complete professional mobile grooming services, and they come to you. The service eliminates pet stress, there are no cages, no other dogs and a soothing comfortable, clean environment. Services are offered in 30 miles radius from Batesville including the communities of Sunman, Oldenburg, Bright, Lawrenceburg, West Harrison and Greensburg.For more information go online here or view their Facebook page here.last_img read more

Stacey Mills shortens to-do list with Modified feature win at Algona North Iowa Frostbuster

first_imgALGONA, Iowa (April 5) – Stacey Mills’ racing to-do list got shorter Saturday night.Mills held off Mike Jergens to prevail in a green, white, checkered finish and earn $1,000 for the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature win at Algona Raceway’s season-opening North Iowa Frostbuster. “This is my first $1,000 win. I’ve been trying to do that for a long time,” the new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate said. “It was a good race. We had a good night. Everything worked out perfect for us.”After winning his heat from the third row, Mills drew the inside row four start from the main event. He had the lead before midway of the 20-lapper. Mike Jergens tried to stay close in the late going but had to settle for second. Dustin Smith, Tad Reutzel and Dan Menk rounded out the top five. Kevin Opheim scored his 108th career IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory. Ben Schultze topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, Cody Nielsen was the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win­ner and Nate Coopman collected Mach-1 Sport Compact career win number 91.Also taking the initial green from seventh, Opheim had the lead 10 laps into the 15-lapper for Stock Cars. He survived a near spin after contact with another car, restarting at the front and lead­ing to the finish.Chad Palmer and Randy Green both challenged before ending in second and third, respectively. Chris Palsrok was fourth and Dan Mackenthun ran fifth. Schultze started second and led every circuit in the SportMod 12-lapper. Fastest in the first set of turns, he won ahead of Matthew Looft, Josh Larsen, Greg Sidles and Darrin Roepke. Nielsen drew the pole and was scored first every time around the track in the 12-lap Hobby Stock feature. Working the bottom line to perfection, he saw lapped traffic become a non-factor following a cau­tion just after halfway. Cory Weishaar, Malik Sampson, Austin Hauswirth and Craig Graham were next across the stripe. Chasing Coopman to the Sport Compact checkers were Ryan Bryant, Dustin Haggard, Jacob Kofoot and Danny Sassman.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Stacey Mills; 2. Mike Jergens; 3. Dustin Smith; 4. Tad Reutzel; 5. Dan Menk; 6. Austin Wolf; 7. Trent Loverude; 8. Jeff Dolphin; 9. Jason Fisher; 10. Jeremy Mills; 11. Josh Ruby; 12. Jesse Hoeft; 13. Ryan Watnem; 14. Clayton Christensen.Heat winners were Stacey Mills and Jergens. Stock Cars – 1. Kevin Opheim; 2. Chad Palmer; 3. Randy Green; 4. Chris Palsrok; 5. Dan Macken­thun; 6. Elijah Zevenbergen; 7. Calvin Lange; 8. Jeff Deal; 9. John Wiemann; 10. Andy Altenburg; 11. Bruce Wickman; 12. David Smith; 13. Rich Pedersen; 14. Cody Frerichs; 15. David Wickman; 16. Travis Shipman. Heat winners were Lange and Palmer.Northern SportMods – 1. Ben Schultze; 2. Matthew Looft; 3. Josh Larsen; 4. Greg Sidles; 5. Dar­rin Roepke; 6. Matt Hoeft; 7. George Nordman; 8. Nate Whitehurst; 9. Logan Swearingen; 10. Brandon Ostwald; 11. George Gilliland; 12. Benjamin Chukuske; 13. Andy Beenken; 14. Nick Meyer; 15. Jeremy Biddle; 16. Nate Albrant. Heat winners were Roepke and Looft. Hobby Stocks – 1. Cody Nielsen; 2. Cory Weishaar; 3. Malik Sampson; 4. Austin Hauswirth; 5. Craig Graham; 6. Drew Barglof; 7. Mike Vogt; 8. Aaron Rudolph; 9. Chad Gentz; 10. Matt Olsen; 11. Weston Koop; 12. Jay Sidles; 13. Brandon Nielsen; 14. Neil Forsberg; 15. Joe Heyes; 16. Bryce Sommerfeld; 17. Dennis Theesfeld; 18. Bryant Johnson; 19. Wade Gilliland; 20. Justin Nehring; 21. Tyler Pickett; 22. Daniel Smith. Heat winners were Graham, Nielsen and Olsen. Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman; 2. Ryan Bryant; 3. Dustin Haggard; 4. Jacob Kofoot; 5. Danny Sassman; 6. Cory Peters; 7. Lyle Oberhelman; 8. Lucas Parsons; 9. Jay DeVries; 10. Kay­tee DeVries; 11. Nick Hogan; 12. Dalton Lewis; 13. Oliver Monson; 14. Chris Heyes; 15. Justin Nielson; 16. Megan Lappegard.Heat winners were Bryan and Sassman.last_img read more

Walsh in line for Jezki mount

first_imgMark Walsh has been lined up to ride Jezki in Sunday’s StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in the event Barry Geraghty is unavailable. McManus’ racing manager Frank Berry said: “Mark will ride him if Barry can’t, so we’ll see what happens. “The horse worked this morning and Jessica was delighted with him, so fingers crossed all goes well for the next few days.” A fifth clash with Hurricane Fly remains on the cards after both horses appeared among six remaining contenders for the Morgiana. Jezki beat Hurricane Fly at Cheltenham and at Punchestown in the spring, but Willie Mullins’ 19-times Grade One winner had Jessica Harrington’s charge behind when landing his fourth Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown and in the Ryanair Hurdle over Christmas. Hurricane Fly is set to bid for a third successive Morgiana triumph, and Mullins said: “He’s been working well up to now and I think he’s at least as fit as he was last year. He’ll probably have to be a bit fitter if Jezki turns up, but that’s the way he is.” Colin Bowe’s prolific mare Little King Robin remains a possible runner. Pat Shanahan’s King Of The Picts, the Christy Roche-trained Lethal Weapon and Princess Leya from Mags Mullins’ yard complete the entries. With owner JP McManus’ retained rider Tony McCoy sidelined by injury, Geraghty is the obvious choice to partner the Jessica Harrington-trained six-year-old having steered him to glory in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. However, it emerged on Monday that Geraghty could be required by Nicky Henderson to ride at Cheltenham on Sunday and Walsh, who rides the majority of McManus’ Irish-based horses, will be on board if that is the case. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Q&A with North Carolina beat writer Michael Lananna of The Daily Tar Heel

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With No. 2 Syracuse (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) hosting North Carolina (10-5, 0-2) on Saturday at noon, The Daily Orange spoke with Michael Lananna, sports editor and UNC beat writer for The Daily Tar Heel, about the game.The Daily Orange: It’s no secret that North Carolina has one of the more confusing resumes in the country. The Tar Heels have beaten then-No. 1 Michigan State, then-No. 3 Louisville and then-No. 11 Kentucky, but lost to five unranked opponents, most recently Wake Forest and Miami back-to-back. What is the biggest factor surrounding the team’s inconsistency this season?Michael Lananna: It is very tough to pinpoint one. A lot of people have pointed to them getting up to play ranked games and then taking others too lightly. A lot of players have backed that up. (UNC head coach) Roy (Williams) sort of backed that up today. I think part of it too is just by nature. A lot of players on the team are really streaky. They don’t have, besides Marcus Paige, a consistent scorer. I look at it almost as a team of role players.The D.O.: Is James Michael McAdoo the guy that needs to step up most to help Paige, is there another player or is it more of a team effort?M.L.: I think a lot fans do point to McAdoo. He hasn’t really lived up to a lot of the high expectations that surrounded him as a top recruit after his freshman season. He’s a guy who is very inconsistent. One game he’ll put up a double-double, the next he’ll shoot horribly. He’s someone who could definitely carry the team on an off game when Marcus isn’t playing well. They need to be able to rely on him. J.P. Tokoto has also been able to, at times, carry the team this year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe thing about this team is that it really doesn’t have shooters outside of Marcus. McAdoo is not consistent with his jump shot, and has no post game either. He’ll get a steal and a dunk, and is a good defender, but they can’t rely on him to get his own shot. When Paige isn’t going, they’re in a lot of trouble and need McAdoo and Tokoto to be on top of their games to beat Syracuse.The D.O.: Tokoto’s left-handed dunk in transition against Miami got a lot of attention. How important is it for the team to get out on the break, especially against SU’s zone?M.L.: They really struggled against Miami’s zone. They weren’t getting out in transition, committed unforced turnovers, had sloppy ball-handling. Carolina basketball has always been built around the idea of fast break, getting out in transition. They’ve dominated in games, looked like top-15, top-10 teams, in games they’ve been able to (get out in transition). The D.O.: Has the team emotionally moved on from P.J. Hairston?M.L.: I don’t think it’s effecting them much at this point. After the early-season loss to Belmont, Roy did say that you can’t wait for the cavalry to come in. Early, yes, but at this point I don’t think it bothers them. I think they had an inkling of what was going to happen. The D.O.: So all things considered, what do the Tar Heels need to do to have a chance to upset Syracuse?M.L: I think Paige needs to have a rebound game for sure, and they need to get out in transition. Another key point for them has been rebounding and especially offensive rebounding. That’s something they’ve done better lately, but those are the keys, along with focusing on coming out with intensity. With all that said, it’s a tough team to predict. I don’t look at this game and think they’re going to beat Syracuse. SU is the clear favorite. It’s just a really tough team to predict because one game they play like a top-10 team, one game they play like an unranked one. Comments Published on January 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more