Odds & Ends: Jonathan Groff’s Tears, Idina’s Japanese ‘Let It Go’ & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Jonathan Groff’s TearsDon’t you just want to give Jonathan Groff a great big hug? He recently told the Daily Express that he cries “all the time, on a daily basis,” especially when he is singing. The Broadway alum and Looking star also joked that he dreams of playing “Mary Poppins one day. I did it for Halloween when I was little and I had the carpet bag and lipstick and fake British accent!” Well, he did at least recently get to use the accent, if not the rest, when he played King George III in off-Broadway’s Hamilton. No word yet on whether he’ll move with the musical to the Main Stem—fingers crossed he makes our dreams come true and returns to the Great White Way!OITNB’s Lea DeLaria to Host OBIEsOrange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria is set to emcee the 60th Annual OBIE Awards, which as previously reported will be held on May 18 at Webster Hall. She received an OBIE for her portrayal as Hildy in the Public Theatrer’s revival of On The Town; her multiple screen credits include Awkward, Clarence and Californication. The awards feature informal categories that change annually, recognizing excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater.Jennifer Ehle & Cynthia Nixon’s Quiet PassionTwo-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle will join the previously reported Tony winner Cynthia Nixon in the Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion. Variety writes that Terence Davies is set to direct the long in-the-works film, which will begin production this week in Belgium. A Quiet Passion follows Dickinson from young schoolgirl to reclusive, undiscovered poet.Mandy Patinkin & Rita Moreno Team UpTony winner Mandy Patinkin and legendary EGOT winner Rita Moreno have both been tapped for the animated series Nina’s World. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will air on NBC Universal’s cable channel Sprout and will focus on six-year-old Nina and her adventures with her puppet named Star. Patinkin will voice Mr. Lambert, a sweet local librarian; Moreno will play Nina’s grandmother, Abuelita.Watch Idina Menzel Sing ‘Let It Go’ in JapaneseIdina Menzel recently stopped by The Ellen Show and she revealed that when she sings her Frozen anthem on her upcoming world tour, “I feel like I should try and sing the chorus or something in another language.” And how will the Broadway supernova manage it? Without missing a beat, she confessed that she’s learning it all phonetically: “It’s like what John Travolta had to read at the Oscars!” Check out Adele Dazeem’s rendition of “Let It Go” in Japanese below! Idina Menzel Jonathan Groff Star Fileslast_img read more

Suspect Charged With Shooting 2, Killing 1 at Garden City Lounge

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tyshaun PhillipsA Bronx man has been arrested for firing a shotgun into a crowd of people at a Roosevelt Field Mall restaurant, injuring two, one of whom later died, Nassau County police said.Tyshaun Phillips pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder, although Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and said additional charges are pending against the 21-year-old suspect.Police said Phillips got into an altercation with other patrons when he opened fire at Mint Restaurant & Lounge on Ring Road outside Long Island’s largest mall in East Garden City in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 16.One of the two victims struck by the gunfire, 21-year-old Emmanuel Barnett of Cambria Heights, later died of a gunshot wound to the head. A second victim, a 23-year-old man, suffered a leg wound.last_img read more

Credit union sues Chipotle after alleged breach

first_img continue reading » Bellwether Community Credit Union has filed a class-action lawsuit against Chipotle and is seeking damages related to the fast-casual restaurant company’s recent data security breach, according to documents filed in a Colorado District Court on May 4. The suit is the latest in a chain of class-action complaints filed against retailers and restaurant companies, such as Arby’s, Wendy’s, Home Depot and Target.The complaint alleges the breach compromised names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates, card verification values and other information of Chipotle customers nationwide. It also said the breach forced credit union and other financial institutions to cancel or reissue cards, close accounts, stop payments, block transactions, issue refunds, increase fraud monitoring efforts and deal with cardholder complaints and confusion. Credit unions and financial institutions also lost interest and transaction fees due to reduced card usage, and the cards and their corresponding account numbers became worthless, it added.“Though an investigation is still ongoing, it appears that hundreds of thousands of defendant’s customers at locations nationwide have had their credit and debit numbers compromised, have had their privacy rights violated, have been exposed to the risk of fraud and identify theft, and have otherwise suffered damages,” the complaint alleged. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Is worrying ever wise?

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details We are told everyday not to worry. Whether it pertains to a personal issue with friends and family or a work misstep, others easily advise us not to sweat it. But it’s time to stop and think: can unexpected stress be good for us? As the saying goes, “Too much of anything is never a good thing,” but here are three times when it is okay to let yourself stress.When you need motivation: There are many instances in our careers where no matter how hard we try, we feel varying degrees of stress. Are you applying for a new position, pursuing a completely new career path, or struggling to prove yourself in your current role? Many aspects of our work life can be stressful but when the worrying starts, embrace it and use it to your advantage. Let it serve as a motivator and as a force driving you toward your end goal. It’s important not to let it completely take over but do your very best to turn the stress into success and you will reap the rewards.When faced with a negative outcome: Sometimes even when we do our best in our personal lives or in the workplace, we just know that things aren’t going to turn out how we hoped. When we feel a less than ideal result looming around the corner, this can be very stressful. But, use your worry as an emotional buffer. If you can anticipate the negative outcome it will come as less of a surprise, and hopefully it will sting just a little bit less.When others depend on you: When others are looking to you as a safety net or for support, it can sometimes feel incredibly stressful. As a leader (whether a parent, caregiver, boss, etc.) it’s important to remember that the stress you feel over others’ wellbeing is a sign of your competence. When you stress about those you are responsible for, you are putting thought and care into your decisions, instead of throwing caution to the wind. When others see that you are paying attention to detail and have your priorities in line, they will trust your judgment.last_img read more

Make financial education part of your employee wellness plan

first_imgAs you probably know, one of the most valuable and popular benefits you can offer employees is a company-sponsored retirement plan. Assuming you provide your employees with the opportunity to save for their future through a corporate retirement plan, there’s just one problem: according to the Pension Rights Center, only about half of American workers are participating in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Unfortunately, many U.S. workers feel so overwhelmed by existing debt, bills, and household financial obligations that they are unable to find funds to save in their company’s retirement plan.Last year, PWC issued a report on financial stress. Almost half of surveyed U.S. workers said that financial issues cause the most stress in their lives. This employee stress is costing your company:Almost 30% of respondents said their health has been impacted by financial stress. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

All Americans are entitled to opinions

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn the “Your Voice” on Feb. 15, Mr. Vincent Belardo states “… liberal Democrats: You don’t know what it is to suffer for this great country of ours.” He is a disabled veteran.Mr Belardo, I’m not a liberal nor am I a conservative. I’m a human being with good and bad points who knows right from wrong. Like you, I served in the military. I was a rifleman in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1972. Unlike you, I don’t consider it a sacrifice, but my duty.In my view, you’re like the moron we have in the White House. Your letter only talks about your sacrifice. Not once did you mention those who made the supreme sacrifice.Joseph GibsonBallston LakeMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Football Team Loses To Knights

first_imgA good South Dearborn Knights freshman football team defeated Batesville 28-0.The Knights defended Batesville very well and ran the ball very well. Batesville had their chances to score but just couldn’t punch it in. Jon Vincent ran the ball well against South Dearborn while Trey Heidlage and Devon Meeks both played well for the Bulldogs defensively last night.Batesville will next be in action on Thursday, September 24th at home vs East Central at 6:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

Myrtie “Edna” Taylor

first_imgMyrtie “Edna” Taylor, age 86 of Osgood passed away early Saturday, March 10, 2018.  She was born on February 11, 1932, the daughter of the late Louie and Birtie (Davis) Rich in Adair County, Kentucky.  She and her brothers and sisters grew up on the family farm where she was taught early on the importance of hard work, love and the word of God.  These traits lived with her throughout her life.She met Millard (Buddy) Taylor and they were married on June 12, 1952.  They started their life together living first in Delaware, but in 1973, the construction of the highway took their home and they moved to Osgood.  They were blessed with 3 boys and she provided a loving home for them.  Edna was a lady of extreme faith and enjoyed sharing it with others.  Some of her favorite things included riding her 3 wheel electric bike to Manderley Nursing Home and reading from her Bible.  Edna was quite an inspiration to many family and friends.  She had attended numerous churches around town but considered Osgood United Methodist Church her home base. She was a proud survivor of Leukemia in 2009.  Edna is survived by sons, Jerry of Osgood and Michael and wife Lorie Taylor of Holton; grandchildren Rodney, Michael, Denver, Sabrina, and Kyle; great grand children Michael and Jasmine.  She is also survived by her brothers, Kenneth, Hubert, and Willard Rich all of Shelbyville, In, Floyd and Donnie Rich of Columbia, Ky, and sisters Mable Long, Dora “Maggie” Gentry, Dorthy Hoosier and Flossie Martin all of Columbia, Ky.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Millard, son Denver, and brother, Robert. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 14, 2018, at 10:00 am at the Osgood United Methodist Church, with doors opening at 9:00 am.  Memorials may be given to the Osgood United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Willard A. “Will” Ricke, 86

first_imgWillard A. “Will” Ricke, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. Born, August 4, 1931 in Franklin County, he was the son of Edward and Louise (Meyer) Ricke.  Will graduated from Clarksburg High School.  He was a 50 plus year 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a charter member of the Greensburg Optimist Club, a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eagles Lodge, Lions Club, and the Greensburg Country Club. Will was retired from Moorman Manufacturing Company.  He served as Sales Manager for over 30 years. He was married to Dorothy M. “Dot” Koors on October 24, 1953 and she preceded him in death on August 2, 2009. He is survived by two sons, William B. (Lynn) Ricke, Shelbyville, KY., Thomas C. (Susan) Ricke, Greensburg; one daughter, Patricia A. (Michael) Hensley, Greensburg; two sisters, Marilyn Schroeder, Marlene Wolter; eight grandchildren, Crystal (Eric) Stevens, Scott (Lindsay) Ricke, Andrea (Dean) Arnold, Luke (Erin) Ricke, Brandon Hensley, Rebecca Hensley, Jessica Hensley, Christian Hensley; eleven great grandchildren, Toby Ricke, Asher Moore, Eleanor Ricke, Makenna Moore, Avery Arnold, Jackson Arnold, Maxwell Arnold, Gavin Ricke, Colin Ricke, Grace Hensley, and Layne Hensley. He was preceded in death by her parents; wife; two brothers, Clifford “Skip” Ricke, Gilbert “Gib” Ricke; one sister, Anna Mae Ryan; one grandchild, Patrick Joseph Hensley. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9-10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. A rosary service will begin at 9 am on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg followed by visitation until 11 am.  A funeral mass will begin at 11 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana. Following interment, a celebration of life will be held at the Knights of Columbus in Greensburg from 1-4 pm.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Decatur County Community Foundation for the Will and Dot Ricke Fund at St. Mary’s School or to the Will and Dot Ricke Fund at Oldenburg Academy, IOPO (Indiana Organ Procuremet Organization), or Gibault Children’s Fund.  Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Benefit ride planned for South Ripley Girls Basketball

first_imgFriendship, In. — The Friendship Volunteer Fire Department will host a benefit ride for the South Ripley High School Girls Basketball team on Saturday, October 6. Organizers welcome anything street-legal to register at the fire department at 10 a.m., the ride begins at 12:15 p.m.Registration includes two adult meals to be served around 4:30 p.m. Additional meals can be purchased for $8. Walk-ins are welcome for $10 and event T-shirts are available for $10.last_img