Incoming Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Andrew Rannells stopped by The Tonight Show on August 13 to chat about returning to the Great White Way. The Book of Mormon Tony nominee told Jimmy Fallon that with a great role comes a great amount of glitter. Sooo much glitter. (Neil Patrick Harris can vouch for that, too.) While Rannells didn’t offer up a sneak peek of his East German accent for the show, he did show off his amazing Australian accent. The trick to mastering it, he says, came from fellow stage and TV fave Cristin Milioti: if you can perfect saying the name of a certain megastar from the block, that’s all you really need. Take a look at the interview below, and catch Rannells in Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre beginning August 20. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Star Files Related Shows Andrew Rannells
After two years of working with the University of Georgia’s”IPM for Schools” program, Paul Guillebeau has seensome schools with excellent pest control programs. Unfortunately,he’s seen a lot of schools with bad records, too.Worth and Gwinnett Leading the PackWhen the program began two years ago, Worth and Gwinnett counties’school systems were the only ones actively working to reduce pesticides.”They were doing such an outstanding job that we use themas examples of what other schools can do,” said Guillebeau,Integrated Pest Management coordinator for the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Gwinnett is a really big school system, and Worth isat the other end of the spectrum,” he said. “So theymake perfect examples.”Schools Need Pest PoliciesBut Guillebeau found that most schools don’t even have writtenpest control policies.”If a school doesn’t have a policy, a teacher can keepa can of Raid in her desk,” he said. “You can see theliability if a child got the can and sprayed another child inthe face with it.”Guillebeau said spraying aerosols can also interfere with baitroach controls. “If the pest control company has placed baitsin the room to fight roaches, and the teacher sprays a trail ofRaid, the roaches can’t get to the baits,” he said.The IPM for Schools program recommends that only people withtraining be allowed to apply pesticides in the school, and thenonly when children aren’t present.Finding Ways to Reduce Pesticide RisksThroughout the program, Guillebeau has uncovered numerous opportunitiesto reduce pesticide risks.”One school had a big problem with roaches in their kindergartenarea,” he said. “They were treating for roaches on aregular basis, and this is an area where you’d want to treat theleast.”An inspection of the classroom revealed snack foods storeduncovered, overnight, in several places. The pest control companysuggested the school develop a policy that all snack foods mustbe eaten in an area where maintenance workers can easily cleanup, and leftover food items must be stored in sealed containers.”After that, they didn’t have to spray anymore in thekindergarten room,” he said. “They just didn’t understandthe link between the food and the roaches.”
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Navajo Nation Council legislation to allow a tribal-owned energy company to become a for-profit corporation was withdrawn before it could be considered.The Gallup Independent reports that the bill sought approval for a federal charter for Navajo Transitional Energy Company to purchase Navajo Generating Station and the Peabody Kayenta Coal Mine.Delegate Benjamin Bennett said he withdrew the bill from the council agenda Monday, the last day of a two-day special session because legislative staff concluded the bill required passage with a two-thirds vote.Because the bill was listed on the agenda as only needing a majority vote, it was listed last. That meant it likely couldn’t be considered until Monday night, and opponents who wanted to view consideration of the bill said they couldn’t stay that long.More: Navajo Nation bill to purchase Arizona coal-fired power plant withdrawn Plan to purchase and keep alive Navajo Generating Station, Kayenta coal mine is withdrawn
May 1, 2002 Regular News Ethics Seminar Ethics Seminar Recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest will be the subject of the 2002 Masters Ethics Seminar at the June Bar convention at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.The event, titled “Conflicts of Interest: How to Spot Them and the Consequences if You Don’t,” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21. It will feature a variety of speakers, including Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince.“This is one of the more prevalent problems that we have at the ethics and disciplinary level, and we probably receive more calls on that subject than any other; hence our choice of topic,” said Don Beverly, co-chair of the seminar.One strength of the program is that audience participation is welcomed, he said.“We have tended to drift from the more lecture-oriented seminar and have evolved into more of a Socratic exchange,” Beverly said. “Once the initial comments of the various speakers are on the table, I think we will have some interesting exchanges.”The seminar will open with a welcome from Jeffrey P. Whitton, chair of the Professional Ethics committee. Quince will then talk on the judicial perspective on conflicts of interest, and she and Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge Larry A. Klein will discuss disqualification of judges and counsel.Tim Chinaris, co-chair with Beverly of the seminar and a former Bar Ethics Counsel, will advise on how to spot conflicts, and Beverly will talk on how unethical conduct can lead to legal malpractice claims.Former Bar disciplinary counsel John A. Weiss will make a presentation on grievances, and former Board of Governors member John Thornton will talk on conflicts unique to criminal law. Former PEC Chair Adele Stone will follow that with information on conflict issues unique to real estate.After a time for open forum questions and a panel discussion of hypothetical conflict scenarios, the seminar will close with a short presentation by current Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert on services provided by the Ethics Department.The course carries three ethics CLE credits. A complete convention schedule and registration form is in the May Bar Journal.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Eric Umansky and Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublicaAs most of the world knows by now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not tell the truth when he was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts with Russian officials.But Sessions isn’t the only one. At least four other cabinet members made statements during their nomination hearings that are contradicted by actual facts: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.The statements were all made under oath, except those of DeVos. It is a crime to “knowingly” lie in testimony to Congress, but it’s rarely prosecuted.If you know of instances that we’ve missed, email us.EPA Chief Scott PruittThe falsehood: Pruitt stated in testimony that he had never used a private email account to conduct business while he was Oklahoma’s attorney general.The truth: Fox News 25 asked the state Attorney General’s office whether Pruitt had used a personal email. The answer was yes.The Associated Press also received emails in response to a public records request showing Pruitt using a private account to conduct state business.Pruitt’s response: None.Education Secretary Betsy DeVosThe falsehood: DeVos said during her confirmation hearings that she has not been involved in her family’s foundation, which has given millions of dollars to group that oppose LGBT rights.“You sit on the board,” Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., noted. DeVos responded, “I do not.”The truth: As The Intercept has detailed, tax filings have listed DeVos as vice president of the foundation’s board for 17 years.DeVos’ response: She said the foundation’s nearly two decades of filings were the result of a “clerical error.” Treasury Secretary Steve MnuchinThe falsehood: In written testimony, Mnuchin denied that his former bank had used so-called “robo-signing” to improperly foreclose on homeowners. “OneWest Bank did not ‘robo-sign’ documents,” Mnuchin wrote.The truth: As the Columbus Dispatch detailed, OneWest Bank employees frequently signed documents in bulk without proper review, which is what robo-signing is. One employee testified that she typically signed about 750 foreclosure documents per week. The Dispatch noted that a judge stopped three OneWest Bank foreclosures “specifically based on inaccurate robo-signings.” Reuters also detailed the bank’s robo-signing back in 2011.Mnuchin’s response: A spokesman offered the following statement after the Dispatch’s story: “The media is picking on a hard-working bank employee whose reputation has been maligned but whose work has been upheld by numerous courts all around the country in the face of scurrilous and false allegations.”Health and Human Services Secretary Tom PriceThe falsehood: During his confirmation hearings, Price insisted that the discount he got on a biotech stock was “available to every single individual that was an investor at the time.”The truth: As The Wall Street Journal reported, fewer than 20 investors in the U.S. were offered the discount, including Price.Price’s response: Price did not respond to the Journal’s story.Attorney General Jeff SessionsThe falsehood: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked Sessions whether “anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign.”Session responded: “Sen. Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”The truth: Yes, he did. Sessions’ response: His office’s first statement: “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”An anonymous White House official gave a New York Times reporter a different take, saying Sessions and the ambassador did talk and “had superficial comments about election-related news.”Sessions’ spokeswoman later said Sessions often spoke with “foreign ambassadors as a senior member of the Armed Services Committee.” Washington Post reporters asked all 26 members of the committee if they spoke to the Russian ambassador in 2016. Sessions was the only one.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.
NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood Wednesday announced the creation of the NCUA Culture Council to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) within the agency during its Credit Union Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit. NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Ann Kossachev attended the event and led a think-tank exercise to generate conversation and solutions to existing and emerging challenges related to advancing DEI.The agency also demonstrated its credit union diversity self-assessment, “which helps credit unions identify opportunities to strengthen diversity and inclusion policies and practices within their organizations.”“When credit union people talk about diversity, inclusion, and equity, it’s with an understanding that those values are part of this industry’s genetic code,” said Hood in his speech at the summit. “We should take pride in our achievements at elevating the commitment to diversity and inclusion, but there is still a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done. Diversity, equity, and inclusion should be sources of enrichment, strength, and unity, not division.”Additionally, summit attendees from NCUA Board Members Mark McWatters and Todd Harper, agency staff, and industry leaders on best practices and how the NCUA can support the credit unions in their efforts. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
13. Weird ShitMontauk Monster. Whatever went on at Camp Hero in Montauk. (Time travel, interdimensional espionage, psychokinetic torture.) Nikola Tesla’s experiments at his Wardenclyffe laboratory in Shoreham. The Big Duck. Alec Baldwin. Lindsay Lohan. Reptillinoids.Massapequa Preserve (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press) 14. HikingThe knock on us Long Islanders is that we are not much for walking. Instead of using our feet to go to the supermarket a half-mile away, we insist on getting into our four-wheel gas guzzlers. Fair enough. But that’s only because we like to save our energy for taking long hikes at one of our many preserves or state parks. There’s nothing quite like a stroll through the Massapequa Preserve or Caumsett State Park on a pleasant summer day.Shoppers sort through assorted random second-hand household items during a garage sale. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Islanders love to be reminded how much Long Island rocks. Sure, there’s no place like home. We here at the Press prefer this sweet saying: “There’s no place like Long Island.”Why does Long Island rock? We’ll tell ya. 10. Apple PickingIf it weren’t for apple picking, we don’t know how we’d get over our end of summer doldrums. There’s something about returning home with a bucket full of fresh apples that makes the transition to cooler weather easier to endure. But make sure you don’t wait too late because these apples disappear fast.Ralph’s Italian Ice in Freeport (Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons) 1. BeachesWhere else did you think we’d start with this list? Wherever you live on Long Island, you’re at most 30 minutes from a beach. Whether it’s located off a state park or it’s one of the Island’s many local getaways, this place is beach heaven from the Sound to the Atlantic Ocean. 11. Ralph’sWe tried hard not to single out any specific businesses but we would be derelict and morally irresponsible if we didn’t mention Ralph’s. There’s not one Long Islander who hasn’t enjoyed this Italian ice shop’s tantalizing menu of frozen treats. Indeed, you can go a whole summer without trying all its flavors. Now that we mention it, there’s one right across the street…The 1975 took The Paramount in Huntington by storm on Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo by Kafel Benn) 5. Craft BeerThis goes without saying. More than five years ago, the craft beer revolution invaded Long Island and ever since the number of microbreweries in Nassau and Suffolk counties has tripled. Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue may be the most famous but there are many smaller breweries producing mouth-watering ales, lagers, stouts, IPAs and more. You can’t go wrong with Long Island craft beer. 7. DowntownsThere’s nothing quite like living in a place with a vibrant downtown dotted with restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, craft beer bars and a decades-old movie theater yet to be taken over by corporate overlords. From Babylon, Huntington and Greenport to Port Washington and Bay Shore, LI’s downtowns are the reason we never want to leave. 4. FoodAdmittedly, we nearly dubbed No. 4 on this oh-so-important listicle “Diners.” But then we thought about how the Island has become a culinary playground and we realized it’s probably unfair to pigeonhole the region as simply the place for cheese fries and greasy omelettes. Instead, let’s highlight what we do best: Pizza? Check. Italian? Check. Spanish? Check. Cuban? Check. Japanese? Check. Chinese? Check. Greek? CHECK! CHECK! CHECK! Afghan? Check. We’d continue but we just dunked our faces in a plate of tzatziki-slathered chicken souvlaki with a side of kebabs, chicken parm, thin-crust pizza, wings, a lobster roll and some pad thai. [Read: “It’s Greek To Me: Syosset’s Mediterranean Masterpiece“]Barrage Brewing Company’s take on the popular “Black and Tan” beer, featuring YadaYadaYada and The Clancy. (Barrage Brewing Co./Facebook)RELATED: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SUMMER ON FIRE ISLAND 9. FarmsSome western Nassau County residents are often shocked to discover that there are indeed farms on Long Island. Seriously, they can’t believe it. Head out any time of the year and pick up some fresh veggies and pies from eastern Long Island farm stands. Or visit Suffolk’s farm havens during the fall for some of the best autumn festivals around. Speaking of fall…(Photo credit: John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons)RELATED: ULTIMATE LONG ISLAND CRAFT BEER & BREWERY GUIDE 12. Awesome Music VenuesFrom the Northwell Health Theater at Jones Beach to The Paramount in Huntington and a handful of other great entertainment spaces, Long Island plays host to a number of intimate music venues. Each one has its own charm and welcomes hundreds of acts every year. The recently renovated NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is tough to beat!Montauk Air Force Station (Wikimedia Commons) 3. Islands off the IslandLong Beach, that’s a barrier Island. Fire Island, yep another Island. Plum Island? Well, you technically can’t go there…but you get the point. We can hop from one island to the next via ferry or car to bask in the joy of life by the waterfront. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than that.Chicken souvlaki from the incomparable It’s Greek to Me in Syosset.(Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press) 6. VineyardsSince we’re on the subject of food and drinks, let’s talk Long Island wine. Like beer, the wine industry has taken root on LI and thrived. The East End is now flooded with real and imagined wine connoisseurs who want to indulge in the incredible reds and whites produced to perfection by our local vineyards.Related: Long Island Wineries & Vineyards GuideGreenport’s downtown has been lively since the LIRR first stopped there in the 19th century. (photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr) 15. Garage SalesGarage sales—or yard sales—are so ubiquitous on Long Island that there’s actually a website dedicated to tracking them. No matter where you live on LI, you’ll no doubt find a garage sale near you. And who knows what kind of treasures you’ll come across? It’s a veritable consumer paradise! 8. DaycationsFace it, vacations are a lot of money. So why spend an exorbitant amount of cash traveling to a far-away land when you can pack the car and spend a weekend, or longer, along the waterfront or at a bed and breakfast in an idyllic East End town? Go to Greenport, let’s say, and you get to enjoy some damn good seafood, knock back a few brews at Greenport Brewing Co., head to nearby Jamesport for some vineyard action or take the ferry to Shelter Island and visit the historic Sylvester Manor. Don’t overlook the treasures we have right here at home. 2. New York City is so damn closeHop on a train and you’ll likely be in the best city in the world in an hour’s time. Of course, those who live out east will have a longer trek but that’s okay. People travel long distances to visit our dear metropolis, so we can deal with sitting in a train for a little while. Besides, if you’re not slouched on the train, how else will you enjoy the spectacle of our own drunk hooligans flirting, screaming, nodding off and hugging the LIRR toilet like their life depends upon it?
“So, there is no reason not to allow the cruise ship to dock here,” he said.Following the health clearance, all passengers were allowed to disembark on Sunday morning via a tender boat. The cruise ship itself will not dock until Sunday night, as another cruise ship is still docked at the port.Agustinus said some passengers had decided to stay in Bali for a one-day tour, while 378 passengers had cut their cruise short and departed for their respective home countries via Ngurah Rai International Airport. The cruise ship is scheduled to depart from Bali for Colombo at 6 p.m. on Monday.Responding to the decision to allow Viking Sun passengers to disembark in Bali, Denpasar city administration spokesperson Dewa Gede Rai said the Transportation Ministry and Health Ministry had made the final decision. “The most important thing is that local authorities have warned that a detail examination should be done. We don’t want to try to stop tourists from coming to Bali. We just want to protect our residents from the virus. It’s for our residents’ safety,” Dewa said.Topics : After initially being denied entry by the Bali provincial administration due to COVID-19 fears, passengers of the Viking Sun cruise ship have gotten the all-clear from local health authorities and disembarked at Benoa Port in Denpasar on Sunday.Benoa Port Authority head Agustinus Maun told The Jakarta Post that the port authority had no reason to deny entry to the ship, its passengers and crew members after health authorities gave them the clearance. “All the passengers and crew have undergone detailed health examinations, and all of them have been declared healthy,” Agustinus said. Carrying 738 passengers and 442 crew members, the Viking Sun arrived in Bali waters on Saturday morning, one day earlier than scheduled, after it was barred from docking in Surabaya, East Java, when local authorities received information that two passengers aboard the ship were suffering from a cold and fever.The rejection and quarantine of cruise ships are the latest efforts by governments around the world seeking to contain the COVID-19 outbreak ever since Japan quarantined the virus-stricken Diamond Princess and its 3,700 passengers in Yokohama.Bali Governor I Wayan Koster initially said the Viking Sun and its passengers would not be allowed into Bali, but the decision was reversed after medical personnel from the Benoa Port Health Office as well as the Bali Health Agency and Bali Mandara Hospital completed health examinations on everyone on board.Agustinus said the health examination had been conducted in accordance with the World Health Organization protocols.
The government was forced to lateradmit it had suffered a “major intelligence lapse,” with the defense secretary,revealing an Indian intelligence warning from the beginning of the month aboutplanned attacks was not properly shared by the authorities.(BBC) SRI LANKA – People here were going tothe polls to choose their new leader, seven months after a devastating terrorEaster Sunday bombings killed over 250 people. A total of 35 candidates are vying forvotes in the presidential election, the third since the end of the country’sdecades-long civil war in 2009. Presidential election candidate and former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves after casting his vote during the presidential poll in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Nov. 16. REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE The attack by Islamic State militants,which targeted churches and top-end hotels, left at least 253 people dead.
Miss Donna Kay Keith, age 58, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Allensville, Indiana, was born on December 12, 1961 in Madison, Indiana to the proud parents Kirby and Charlotte Rebecca “Becky” (Lewis) Keith. She was a 1980 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She was a two time graduate of Vincennes University in 1982 and 1984. She was currently employed as a project designer for Coor Consulting in Knightstown, Indiana for 15 years. Donna enjoyed spending time with her cats, her family and also her friends. She was also an avid “Fever” fan. Donna unexpectedly passed away at 5:57 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.Donna will be missed by her brother, Darrell Keith and his wife, Rita of Allensville, IN; her nephew, Aaron Keith and his wife, Jennifer of Allensville, IN; her niece, Courtnie (Keith) Parks and her husband, William “BJ” of Allensville, IN; her great-nephews, Colton, Slade, and Camdyn; her great-niece, Annabella “Bella”; her aunts and uncles, Jonas Keith of Milan, IN, Roy “Red” and Barbara Keith of Vevay, IN, Sarah McCreary of Allensville, IN, Martha Keith of Center Square, IN and Ruth Ann Keith of Dillsboro, IN and her numerous cousins.She was preceded in death by her parents, Kirby Keith, died August 24, 1993 and Charlotte Rebecca “Becky” (Lewis) Keith, died July 20, 1978; her paternal-grandparents, James Wilford Keith, died October 30, 1981 and Avis O. (Chase) Keith, died October 14, 1977; her maternal-grandparents, Edgar Root Lewis, died November 26, 1952 and Margaret E. (Smith) Pavy Lewis, died January 14, 1942 and her numerous aunts and uncles.Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Paris Crossing, IN— Tuesday evening Jefferson County Central Dispatch received a 911 call of a male subject who had been shot at a residence on Dixenford Road. in Jefferson County Indiana. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location to investigate the incident.When deputies arrived on the scene, they located a 40-year-old male individual who had a gunshot wound and began rendering medical aid. The subject was flown to University of Louisville hospital for treatment. The victim has undergone surgery according to JCSD and is in recovery.Melissa S. Payne, 40, was located in Jennings County at a residence shortly after the incident and taken into custody. Melissa S. Payne has been charged on allegations of Attempted Murder and Aggravate Battery with a Deadly Weapon.
“This bid shows the ambition of the Northern Ireland Executive and our determination to bring world-class international sporting events to Northern Ireland.” As well as the traditional rugby stadiums such as the Aviva in Dublin, the Kingspan at Ravenhill in Belfast and Thomond Park in Limerick, a 2023 World Cup in Ireland would hope to utilise a number of impressive Gaelic football venues, including the 82,300-capacity Croke Park in Dublin. No other rugby nations have officially declared their hand in regard to a rival bid for 2023, but South Africa, Argentina, Italy, the United States and France have all been mooted. Stormont’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness praised the co-operation between the IRFU and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). “Rest assured, we will put together a robust and compelling bid to bring this sporting spectacle to Ireland,” he said. “This bid shows Ireland has the appetite to host an international sporting event on a scale never seen before in our history and we are determined to make it a winning bid.” Mr McGuinness noted that the bid had been announced just one week after the death at the age of 88 of arguably Ireland’s greatest ever player, Jack Kyle. “I think Jack is up above smiling down at what has happened here this morning,” he said. Current Ireland internationals Andrew Trimble, Robbie Henshaw, Jordi Murphy and Paddy Jackson attended the bid launch announcement. The 21-year-old Connacht star Henshaw said it would be a dream to play in a home world cup in nine years. “It would be amazing, playing in front of the crowds in the Aviva at the moment the atmosphere there is unbelievable, so I can hardly imagine what it would be like playing there when there is a World Cup hosted in our country,” he said. “It’s just going to be probably 10 times better.” Ulster winger Trimble, who will be 39 in 2023, conceded playing would be a bridge too far. “It’s something that’s probably too late for me to be involved in but definitely as a spectator I would be pretty excited about it,” he said. IRFU chief executive Philip Browne said: “The Irish Rugby Football Union believes that Ireland, and its people, will make the perfect hosts for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. “We believe it is opportune for us now to put forward Ireland’s undoubted credentials to host world rugby’s showpiece.” Along with the IRFU, the political administrations north and south had been engaged in a preliminary assessment exercise over the last 10 months to weigh up the feasibility of submitting an official bid. In February, former Ireland star Hugo MacNeill was asked to chair the cross-border working group examining the issue. Next year’s Rugby World Cup will be hosted by England, with Japan hosting the event in 2019. Press Association Ireland’s bid to host the World Cup in 2023 will be impossible to resist, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted. The Irish premier expressed bullish confidence that the sporting showpiece could be secured as he and counterparts from the Northern Ireland Executive pledged their support for an all-Ireland bid. “This is a bid to win,” he said. “In 2023 it will be in Ireland – I have no doubt. I know in my heart we are going to win.” He added: “Ireland will put together a winning bid that will be impossible to resist. We have the fans, the stadiums, and the accessibility to make it a World Cup to remember.” The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) formally announced its intention to bid for the tournament at a launch event in Armagh on Friday. The bid will not have to be submitted to the game’s governing body, World Rugby, until 2016 with a decision expected in 2017. While Ireland would have to pay at least £100million to host the event, politicians from both sides of the border insisted the price would be worth it, as the tournament would ultimately generate more for the island’s economy. Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson said there would undoubtedly be cynics who would question such a potential outlay in times of austerity. “Not only is there a fantastic payback in terms of the economy, the boost it will give to the tourist industry from one end of the island to the other… but it also allows us to showcase the island,” he said at the event at the Royal School Armagh. He added: “It would be a tremendous achievement to see the IRFU host the Rugby World Cup 2023.
A subdued January transfer window will close on Monday with time running out for clubs to push through deals on deadline day. There have been few headline-grabbing signings during the month so far, but the looming deadline could spur several Barclays Premier League and Sky Bet Championship clubs into action. Teams at the foot of the top flight have been the most active in the division and the likes of Newcastle, Sunderland and West Brom could be among those involved in late activity. Press Association The future of striker Saido Berahino, largely out of favour with Tony Pulis’ Baggies, could be resolved as Newcastle are reportedly set to test Albion chairman Jeremy Peace’s resolve in wanting to keep him at the Hawthorns. That may prompt Berahino’s long-time admirers Tottenham to test the water once again too having been knocked back repeatedly by Peace over the summer. Newcastle have already signed Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and Andros Townsend this month as the Magpies bid to avoid the drop and claim a portion of next year’s bumper television deal. That factor could persuade teams such as Aston Villa, Swansea and Bournemouth to splash the cash in the closing hours too, but there has been a dearth of activity from those chasing top-four spots in one of the tightest title races in years. Manchester United and Manchester City have been particularly quiet, with City loaning their only signing Anthony Caceres straight back to Australia, and there has been little indication that either Louis van Gaal or Manuel Pellegrini are ready to change that on Monday. Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been Arsenal’s sole first-team recruit and Arsene Wenger has typically refrained from getting involved in deadline-day transfers while Leicester, who have brought in Demarai Gray and Daniel Amartey already, will surely see keeping Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in the midlands as their biggest coups this month. The lure of the Premier League riches could inspire high-flying Championship sides to dig into their own pockets too and it will be interesting to see where Middlesbrough turn after their move for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes collapsed over personal terms on Sunday afternoon.
LINCOLN — The Ellsworth Eagles had their biggest scoring night of the season on Wednesday as they downed the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx 96-80.Five players scored in double figures for Ellsworth in a game that saw the Eagles in front after every period.Jordan Carter led the way with 28 points, connecting on 12 of 14 attempts from the foul line.Nick Richie had 17 points, Cote Card and Andrew Austin scored 12 each and Nick Holt chipped in with 10.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textChase Vicaire had a game-high 33 points for the Lynx.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio Latest Posts admin Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014
Mumbai: As India prepare for the challenging tour to Australia, that includes four Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is, head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the time for “chopping and changing” in the ODI format is over and the team management will work on picking the top 15 for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales next year.“See Test cricket obviously is different, this is the last series we play before the World Cup. So the focus will be entirely on that series,” Shastri told at the pre-departure presser ahead of the tour Down Under.“It is time to perform as a team and we are looking forward to the tour and then World Cup 2019. As far as one-day cricket goes, we will try and play the 15 that will go to the World Cup.”“Chopping, changing over now, grace period over. Now it is time to really get focussed, play as a unit and hopefully not have any injuries where we have to look elsewhere and take it from there,” he added.The head coach also cautioned players to pull up their socks and take ownership while seizing those “tough situations” by remaining mentally tough in a Test match.Echoing this, skipper Virat Kohli stressed for maintaining consistency while also urging the individuals to take more responsibility.“We have made decent progress but there is still room for improvement. We understand what we need to work on. The whole combination has to come together to win the series and not just a Test match,” Kohli stressed.“We have a great bowling attack now. But the batsmen need to step up as well. Everyone’s really keen to correct those things and put in a complete performance. It’s upto the individuals to take up responsibilities,” he pointed out. IANS Also Read: Sports News