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

Leahy brings Senate panel to Vermont to focus on crime solutions

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will chair a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, March 22, in Barre, Vermont. The hearing will examine the effective efforts of Barre and surrounding communities in fighting drug-related crime. Leahy has invited the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, R. Gil Kerlikowske the nation s drug czar to testify at the hearing. Kerlikowske is the former police chief in Seattle, and has almost 40 years of law enforcement experience. Judiciary Committee Member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a former prosecutor, will also attend.Leahy chairs the Senate panel, and noticed the hearing on Effective Community Efforts to Counter Drug-Related Crime in Rural America on Friday. Leahy has been a long-time leader in Congress on efforts to assist state and local law enforcement, as well as community-based efforts to prevent and address crime. This is the third in a series of hearings on drug crime that Leahy has brought to Vermont. He has twice brought the Judiciary Committee to Vermont to hear firsthand about the successful efforts communities have made to address drug-related crime. The hearings, which were held in Rutland and St. Albans, helped to strengthen community resolve to address the problem of drug-related crime, and highlighted successful community-wide efforts to take on this difficult issue. In Vermont, we have felt the presence of drug abuse and drug-related crimes in our communities. The myth persists that these are only big-city problems, but rural America is also coping with these issues, said Leahy. As we learned in Rutland and St. Albans, communities are developing innovative and effective ways to combat crime, and communities across the country can learn from their successes. Vermonters in Barre and the surrounding communities have similarly pulled together to face this serious problem, and I believe this hearing will help other small towns across the country learn from their successes.Leahy has advocated a three-pronged approach to combating rising crime levels in America prevention, treatment and enforcement. He has invited local and state officials to testify, as well as community leaders and advocates. Barre Mayor Tom Lauzon will offer testimony at the hearing.Witnesses who will testify with Director Kerlikowske at the March 22 hearing include:* Col. Tom L Esperance, Vermont State Police Commander* Barbara Floersch, Associate Director of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club* *Susan, Graduate of the Vermont Works for Women s Modular Home Construction Program at Northwest State Correctional Facility* Damartin Quadros, Community business ownerThe hearing will be held Monday, March 22, at 9:30 a.m., at the Barre City Auditorium, 20 Auditorium Hill, Barre, Vermont.# # # # #**Name has been changed to protect witness identityNOTICE OF COMMITTEE FIELD HEARINGThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on Effective Community Efforts to Counter Drug-Related Crime in Rural America for Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Barre City Auditorium in Barre, Vermont.By order of the Chairman.# # # # #Source: Leahy’s office. 3.12.2010last_img read more

Saints clinch Forster capture

first_img This has been a tough few months for those connected with the south-coast club, with a host of players exiting St Mary’s in the wake of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s departure to Tottenham. England internationals Luke Shaw, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana were among those to leave for pastures new, leading to the term ‘meltdown’ being bandied around. England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has left Celtic for £10million as Southampton continue to strengthen after a summer of departures. Press Association However, those exits have swelled the coffers and Saints made Forster their fifth summer signing on Saturday, with the Celtic goalkeeper moving for a fee understood to be in the region of £10million. The 26-year-old has penned a four-year deal at St Mary’s, where he will compete with Artur Boruc – another former Bhoys goalkeeper – for the number one spot. “Fraser is a very talented player and we are delighted to be able to bring him to Southampton,” manager Ronald Koeman told the club’s official website, “This is another important part of our rebuilding process ahead of the start of the season.” Forster links up with former Celtic team-mates Victor Wanyama and Jos Hooiveld at Southampton, where he will also work with England goalkeeping coach Dave Watson. “The fact that he has worked with Dave Watson before means we already know all about his strengths and weaknesses, and I am confident that we will be able to help him improve even further,” Koeman added. “Fraser is the perfect fit to help complement the players we already have and he will add a lot of quality to the squad. “He is an exciting English player with a very good reputation within the game and, at 26, he will enjoy the best years of his career at Southampton.” Forster is unlikely to be the last acquisition made by Saints before the end of a transfer window which has seen the core of last season’s successful side decimated. Lambert, Lallana and Dejan Lovren have moved onto Liverpool, while Calum Chambers exited for Arsenal and teenager Shaw moved to Manchester United. Talk remains over the futures of Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez with Tottenham interested, but the club have made it clear to both players they will be staying. Saints chairman Ralph Krueger told Press Association Sport this week that the club was now “building and not in a reducing phase”, with Saphir Taider joining from Inter Milan the following day in a season-long loan which saw disruptive club-record signing Dani Osvaldo go the other way. Taider’s move is with a view to a permanent deal, like the recent move that brought Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea, while Koeman has signed Graziano Pelle from former club Feyenoord and FC Twente’s Dusan Tadic. Saints are now trying to complete deals for Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos Rojo and Florin Gardos of Steaua Bucharest, while Koeman confirmed on Saturday that Leeds had rejected their bid in the region of £4.5million right-back Sam Byram. “We lost Chambers to Arsenal – it (Byram) was a player we had on the list and it’s true that we had a bid for him, yes,” the Dutchman said after the 1-0 friendly loss to Bayer Leverkusen. “What I heard was that Leeds didn’t accept it.” last_img read more

McDowell: McIlroy dynamic changed

first_img McIlroy and McDowell have been regular partners in team events since 2009, winning three of their four matches in the Seve Trophy and also representing Ireland in the World Cup that year and in 2011. The Northern Irish duo have also played six times together in the Ryder Cup, including the very first match at Medinah two years ago, but with a record of t wo wins, three losses and one half, European captain Paul McGinley said they were not a formidable pairing “written in stone”. McIlroy and McDowell have taken half a point from two fourball matches in the Ryder Cup, with two wins and two defeats in foursomes. “Foursomes I think is different. I think we could still play foursomes really well together,” McDowell added. “I love playing off his tee shot, as anyone would, 350 down the middle works everywhere, every week, as he’s shown that lately. “I would really embrace the opportunity to play perhaps foursomes with Rory at some point this weekend. We are both up for it. And like Paul says, though, he feels like I could be best used somewhere else and Rory certainly can play with anyone. We’ll certainly do what’s best for the team.” McIlroy and McDowell were kept apart for the first official practice session on Tuesday, with McIlroy alongside Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer while McDowell paired with Victor Dubuisson and Henrik Stenson. It looks increasingly likely that McDowell will partner Dubuisson in the fourballs, with McIlroy and Garcia another possible combination. And although McDowell reiterated that the court case involving McIlroy and his former management company – which McDowell is leaving under far friendlier terms at the end of the year – had made their relationship stronger, he conceded things had changed on the course. “Our personal issues have been well documented the last couple years and I believe that we’ve both come out of the other end of that probably better friends than we were going into it,” McDowell told his pre-event press conference on Tuesday. “So our personal issues are not a problem this weekend, that’s a fact. “I think tactically, Rory and I’s golf dynamic has changed significantly from the first time we ever played together back in 2009 at the Seve Trophy, when perhaps the older brother/younger brother leadership role that maybe I had with him, that’s changed. “He’s the world’s number one player. He’s a four-time major champion (winning the Open and US PGA this year). The dynamic between him and I is changed forever. He would now be the leader of the two of us and perhaps the dynamic doesn’t work as well as it did in the past. “Perhaps I’m the kind of guy that needs that leadership role a little bit, who needs to feel like he is on at least on a level with the guy he’s playing with. “I’ve spoken to McGinley about this as well because he felt like himself and (Padraig) Harrington were the same way. They gelled well as a partnership in their early days, but when Harrington became the star (winning three major titles), the dynamic changed from a tactical point of view. It just didn’t work so well anymore. So I kind of feel that’s kind of the way Rory and I are viewing this week.” McDowell, who was succeeded as US Open champion by McIlroy in 2011, added: “I’ll be the first to admit it. At Medinah a couple of years ago, I found the better ball format very difficult with him because he likes to go first, I let him at it, and I kind of come second. “He’s standing there beating it 350 (yards) down the middle and I put my tee in the ground thinking there’s not really a lot of point in me hitting this tee shot. I find myself throwing myself at it and literally it didn’t help my game much at Medinah playing better-ball with him.” Graeme McDowell admits Rory McIlroy’s status as the biggest name in golf means their Ryder Cup relationship has changed forever. Press Associationlast_img read more