Culturalist Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 Favorite Angela Lansbury Roles

first_imgThe staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. Dame Angela Lansbury will celebrate her 90th birthday on October 16. As we reflect on the remarkable career of the five-time Tony winner, we marveled at her many stellar performances. From her legendary turns in Sweeney Todd, Gypsy and Mame to the popular Murder, She Wrote, the irreplaceable actress has entertained us for seven decades. Let’s rank our favorite performances! Site Producer Joanne Villani kicked off this new challenge with her list of top 10 picks here. Now it’s your turn…STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! View Commentslast_img read more

Op-Ed: Coal Trains

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Brian L. Gunn for the Auburn (Wash.) Reporter:When I ran for state representative in 2012, I walked downtown Auburn neighborhoods with a petition calling on state leaders to deny permitting of coal export terminals.The folks who signed the petition agreed that increased coal train traffic through our city was bad for our health, bad for our economy, and bad for our quality of life.In the years since, one coal terminal proposal after another has been rejected, due in large part to the determined opposition of regular folks like the ones who signed my petition.But coal trains can still be seen on an almost daily basis in the Auburn train yard. The U.S. still gets about a third of its power (down from around half a decade ago) from coal-fired power plants, and we’re still shipping millions of tons of coal to Asia.So where does all that coal come from?Much of it (41 percent, according to a report from the Interior Department) comes from public lands, land owned by taxpayers like you and me. The coal companies pay fees and royalties, but are we getting a fair price? Taxpayers for Common Sense says no, and the National Resource Defense Council estimates we may have been cheated by over $30 billion over the last 30 years.Bring in the social cost of burning fossil fuels anywhere in the world, the damage to human health, rising food costs from unproductive fields, and property damage from extreme weather events, and the evidence is clear: the American people are getting a raw deal for allowing coal companies to extract our natural resources.That’s why I’ll be testifying at a hearing in Seattle in support of the Obama administration’s moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands. Detractors of this plan claim the coal industry makes vital contributions to our economy, but, as we have seen, that argument just doesn’t add up.Job growth in the renewable energy sector is on the way up. The U.S. solar industry added some 35,000 jobs in 2015 alone. And increasingly, power generated through solar and wind costs no more than artificially “cheap” fossil fuels – as subsidized by you and me. We won’t be placing any financial burden on the household incomes of American ratepayers by accelerating the transition to cleaner ways to power our lives and homes.Full item: Supporting the moratorium on coal leases Op-Ed: Coal Trainslast_img read more

Norwich offices: Old space with a new face

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Talk of the towns: West end

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Christmas sits with foul trouble, Keita struggles in extended 2nd-half minutes

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 15, 2014 at 12:33 am Contact David: | @DBWilson2 GREENSBORO, N.C. — Just 2:03 into the second half of No. 2-seed Syracuse’s 66-63 loss to No. 7-seed North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals, Rakeem Christmas made a prolonged trip to the Orange’s (27-5, 14-4 ACC) bench inside the Greensboro Coliseum.The forward had just picked up his fourth foul and he would have to spend most of the frame on the sideline.No. 11 SU trailed by just one when Christmas left the game and seven minutes later had fallen behind by 10.“We were able to get the ball around the basket,” N.C. State head coach Mark Gottfried said, “and we were fortunate there when he got his fourth foul.”With Christmas in foul trouble, Syracuse was forced to rely on Baye Moussa Keita in the middle of the zone for most of the second half. He performed poorly and the Wolfpack (21-12, 9-9) was able to rack up 30 points in the paint en route to an upset win. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNCSU center Jordan Vandenberg alone scored on all five of his field-goal attempts.“It wasn’t necessarily by design we were going at him. We wanted to get the ball inside,” Gottfried said. “It’s got to go in there some.”Christmas was more aggressive on the offensive end than he was during the Orange’s disastrous end to the regular season, but it didn’t yield any results. He attempted two short jumpers early in the first half, but failed to connect on either. The only field goal he did make was on an alley-oop from Jerami Grant.And Keita was even worse. During one stretch in the second half he fumbled a rebound out of bounds, got shredded by North Carolina State forward Lennard Freeman on the other end and had his only field goal of the game blocked by Vandenberg.“You’d like to have him in there, there’s no question about that,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said of Christmas. “But he was out of position three times and if he had been in the right position, he wouldn’t have been in foul trouble.” Commentslast_img read more

Russia 1-2 Slovakia: Vladimir Weiss and Marek Hamsik stun Golden Eagles in Lille

first_imgEngland and Wales’ Group B rivals played out an enthralling encounter in Lille with Slovakia beating Russia 2-1 and edging themselves closer to round of 16 qualification.Slovakia, having been beaten by the Welsh in their opening game, bounced back with goals from Vladimir Weiss and the classy Marek Hamsik putting them ahead before the break.Russia, meanwhile, put in another lacklustre performance and were unable to get a draw from the match despite Denis Glushakov’s header sending their opponents into a panic late on.Slovakia’s early forays were met by a tight back-four and the deep-lying Roman Neustadter and Aleksandr Golovin, allowing very little space for through balls.Meanwhile, at the opposite end, Artem Dzyuba’s attempts to occupy Martin Skrtel and Jan Durica appeared futile, with his best moments coming when he dropped deep to greet Fyodor Smolov.A left-foot shot whizzed over Igor Akinfeev’s bar as Hamsik looked to make his mark on the game early on, but he and his team-mates failed to take advantage of early set-pieces.Russia’s attacks were limited and when they did get forward they seemed rushed and wasteful as Smolov shanked a half-volley well wide, before Durica slid in superbly to end a Dzyuba run in the box.Smolov got closer to hitting the target with a curling daisy-cutter, but Matus Kozacik seemed unperturbed between the Slovakian sticks.Napoli star Hamsik was always likely to be a key figure in the game and, with 32 minutes on the clock, his wonderful ball to the left side of the box finally picked the lock.Weiss collected the pass and his shift inside sent two defenders skidding the wrong way, allowing him to shuffle right  and slip the ball past Akinfeev with ease to open the scoring.Russia’s attempts to equalise before the half-time whistle only proceeded to open the game up and it was no surprise when Slovakia doubled their lead.After receiving a short corner from ex-Manchester City winger Weiss, the classy Hamsik dashed into the box and, after beating Oleg Shatov far too easily, he whipped a strike in off the post, celebrating with arms outstretched in front of his own fans.Following the break, Russia seemed, once again, unable to threaten Kozacik, with Shatov smashing a shot off target and the forward players appearing to lack any kind of connection.Juraj Kucka showed flashes of brilliance in midfield for Slovakia but their opponents were gaining momentum in the match, thanks to set-pieces, while Smolov was denied by a flailing block from Durica.As substitutions littered the game, neither side looked in full flow and Slovakia were more than happy to sit off their opponents, who offered little in the way of a threatening presence.But just as it looked like the game was ebbing away from them, Russia hit back as Glushakov headed Shatov’s cross beyond Kozacik.The goal sent Slovakia into a panic and, having looked solid for most of the match, then seemed unable to hang onto the ball and repel the opposition.Glushakov scuffed wide, while Smolov, again, and Dzyuba had efforts blocked as they battled for an equaliser.It was all in vain though, and Slovakia take a step closer to round of 16 qualification, while Russia are facing the very real possibility of going home early. 1 Slovakia midfielder Marek Hamsik celebrates scoring at Euro 2016 last_img read more