The Tonight Show to Air Hamilton Performance Number Filmed in Puerto Rico

first_img In conjunction with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 24 performances of Hamilton in Puerto Rico, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has announced the airing of a special episode, filmed on the island, on January 15, 2019. The episode will include a rare Hamilton performance of a song featuring Miranda and the new touring cast.The telecast will focus on the spirit and culture of Puerto Rico in its efforts to rebuild and raise awareness following the hurricane that struck the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, 2017. While the telecast will detail how Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage, it will also offer up a partylike atmosphere to the island that has long been known for fun and celebration.As previously announced, Tony-winning scribe and original star Miranda will reprise his turn in the title role of Hamilton from January 8-27 at the University of Puerto Rico to raise money for the Flamboyan Arts Fund. With @lin_manuel and @HamiltonMusical, The Tonight Show is doing a special episode in Puerto Rico on January 15th! #FallonTonight— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) December 18, 2018 Lin-Manuel Miranda in “Hamilton”(Photo: Joan Marcus)center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Losing . . . The Bigger Story

first_imgIf you cover golf long enough, you’re bound to cover an event where the player who loses is a bigger story than the player who wins. As I prepare to cover my 125th major championship, The Open Championship at Carnoustie, I can’t help remembering what occurred in 1999. The loser was, and still is, a much bigger story than the player who won.Please join me on a trip back in time to July 18, 1999 . . .Early in the week, a friend introduced me to a colorful player from France by the name of Jean van de Velde. I was instantly impressed both with his swing and his flair. Betting on golf is legal in Scotland, so after our chat on the range, I made a 50-pound wager on van de Velde to win at huge odds. Going into the fourth and final round van de Velde led by five strokes over Justin Leonard and Craig Parry, by eight over Greg Norman, and by seven over Tiger Woods.Members of the media seemed to be divided into two camps. Some of my media pals were trying to buy a portion of my wager on van de Velde, while others were looking to bet with me that van de Velde would not win. So, what do you think I did? I refused to sell any portion of my ticket, plus took on more wagers that van de Velde was indeed going to win. Yes, as the story unfolds, you’ll see that made me a loser on both counts!As the fourth and final round unfolded, everything was going right for the Frenchmen. Additional media from France were dispatched to cover firsthand this breakthrough for French golf, as it had been 92 years since the last Frenchman, Amaud Massy, had put his name on the Claret Jug.To say that I was already planning how I was going to spend my pending windfall would be highly accurate. As Jean van de Velde stood on the last hole, he was in possession of a three-shot lead. Media members who wagered with me against van de Velde were already streaming into my radio booth to pay off. I made a big mistake by taking their money before it was over. To this day, I regret doing that.One hole to go leading by three strokes, I swear to this day that the engraver had already started carving Jean van de Velde onto the Claret Jug. Then, the unthinkable started to happen and unfolded like a really bad nightmare.Van de Velde, bursting with confidence, opted to use a driver on the 18th tee, when, with a three-stroke edge, using an iron would have been a far more prudent option. His lack of judgment by not playing safe would prove to be his undoing as he found his ball in a terrible lie off the tee. And then, to make matters worse, instead of just chipping back into the fairway, he threw caution to the wind and decided to go for the green and the unthinkable continued to happen. His second shot flared way right, hit a railing on the grandstand, and bounced back into the water. The resulting triple bogey meant he at least managed to get into a three-way playoff with Justin Leonard and Paul Lawrie.Paul Lawrie will always be known as the 1999 Champion Golfer of the Year and has notched his place in the history books for his 10-shot comeback resulting in victory, but Jean van de Velde was still the star of the story.Jean van de Velde and I both learned valuable lessons from that July 18, 1999 Open Championship. Van de Velde will never again hit driver on the last hole when leading by three and for me, I learned never except a wager that might have to be paid back. Sharelast_img read more

Research provides a solution for GAC

first_imgWorking with the boat’s owner – Uruguay’s Magrau – a GAC team led by group project logistics manager Per Thörnblom ensured that the 25-tonne boat, Distributor, was safely loaded and secured onto a heavy lift vessel for its journey from Esbjerg, Sweden to Montevideo in Uruguay.As well as providing on-ground support in Esbjerg, GAC also used tailored CAD-CAM software in order to work out the technical specifications and lifting and lashing solutions for the cargo, as well as design bespoke supporting blocks for the workboat onboard the vessel. “We had no original drawings to work from, so this move presented us with a challenge,” said Thörnblom. “But we overcame it by tracking down the person that built the boat in the early 1980s, who was able to provide us with the structural and design details we needed to engineer a lifting solution that would ensure safe transportation to its destination.”Locating the centre of gravity of the boat and its strongest frames dictates where lifting slings are placed and supporting keel blocks positioned, so this detective work was an important part of this project.”GAC Sweden’s ship agency team was also tasked with loading a spare engine for transit, discharging fuel and sludge, inventory-taking and handling all of the required documentation.The boat is currently en route to Uruguay, and is expected to arrive within the next couple of weeks.  www.gac.comlast_img read more

Dechert, Dentons and Addleshaws latest to boost junior lawyer pay

first_imgUS firm Dechert and City outfits Dentons and Addleshaw Goddard have joined the ranks of firms boosting their trainee and NQ pay for future solicitors. Dechert’s NQ rate is now £110,000, up from £95,000, as it becomes the latest US firm to pay in excess of £100,000 to new solicitors.At Dentons, the new NQs rate is £75,000, up from £70,000. Year one trainees now earn £42,000, up from £40,000 while second year trainees will receive a £2,000 pay rise taking remuneration to £46,000.Addleshaw Goddard has boosted NQ pay to £70,000 from £65,000. Trainees have also been given a small rise. The year one salary is up £1,500 to £39,500 while the second year salary is £42,500 up from £41,000.Trainee pay at Dechert is unchanged at £45,000 in year one and £50,000 in year two.Earlier this month the Gazette reported that US firm Davis Polk & Wardwell had become the first firm to announce a £60,000 salary for trainees (in their second year).last_img read more

Dairy Economic Update: U.S. average milk price finally halts downward trend

first_imgDave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave U.S. average milk price finally halts downward trendIt’s not much to write home about, but the U.S. average all-milk price halted a six-month downward trend, according to the USDA NASS Ag Prices report, released July 29.advertisementadvertisementUSDA estimated the June 2016 U.S. average all-milk price at $14.80 per hundredweight (cwt), up 30 cents from May, but still $2.20 less than June 2015’s average of $17 per cwt (Table 1).California posted the largest month-to-month increase, up 91 cents per cwt. Idaho, Oregon and South Dakota had gains of 40 cents per cwt.Compared to a year earlier, average prices were down $3 per cwt or more in South Dakota and Wisconsin.Through the first 6 months of the year, 2016 prices averaged $15.23 per cwt, about $1.65 (10 percent) less than the same period a year earlier.advertisementJuly federal order prices rallyFederal milk marketing order (FMMO) Class III and Class IV minimum prices continued to rally in July. The Class III rose $2.02 from June, and is the highest since November 2015. The Class IV price was up $1.07, to its highest level since December 2015.FMMO Class III ($ per cwt)July 2016 – $15.24June 2016 – $13.22June 2015 – $16.33January-July 2016 – $13.73advertisementJanuary-July 2015 – $16.04FMMO Class IV ($ per cwt)July 2016 – $14.84June 2016 – $13.77June 2015 – $13.15January-July 2016 – $13.42January-July 2015 – $13.62Source: USDA Ag Marketing ServiceCalifornia Class 4a/4b milk prices improveCalifornia’s July 2016 Class 4a/4b milk prices were announced Aug. 1. The Class 4a price rose 72 cents per cwt from June and is the highest since December 2015. The Class 4b price rose $1.64 and is the highest since October 2015.California Class 4a ($ per cwt)July 2016 – $14.23June 2016 – $13.51July 2015 – $13.03January-July 2016 – $13.11January-July 2015 – $13.42California Class 4b ($ per cwt)July 2016 – $14.67June 2016 – $13.03July 2015 – $14.98January-July 2016 – $13.02January-July 2015 – $14.41July FMMO Class III/IV prices will be announced Aug. 3.MPP-Dairy payout at $6 per hundredweight coverage level and aboveThe Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) will provide indemnity payments to dairy producers with milk-income-over-feed-cost margins insured down to $6 per cwt level, according to the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).USDA’s latest Agriculture Prices report provided milk and feed price factors for June, the second half of the May-June pay period margin calculations.When combined with May milk and feed prices, the two-month margin was calculated at $5.76 per cwt, down $1.39 from the March-April pay period and the lowest in the program’s short history.The May-June payment rates (per cwt) calculated by FSA at eligible insured margin trigger levels are:• $8.00: $2.24• $7.50: $1.74• $7.00: $1.24• $6.50: 74 cents• $6.00: 24 centsEligible farmers will receive payments on one-sixth of the annual milk production history. Payments will be determined by the individual producer coverage level and percentage of annual production covered under MPP-Dairy, minus a 6.8 percent federal budget sequestration in place until 2023.Under the 2016 MPP-Dairy program, 4,427 dairy herds have margins insured at $6 per cwt or higher, about 19 percent of the 23,328 total MPP-Dairy participants.Read the full Progressive Dairyman article.April organic premium averages $21.36 per hundredweightThe national average organic milk mailbox price premium over conventional milk was $21.36 per cwt for April, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News.The organic mailbox price is derived from a national processor’s currently prevailing 12-month average mailbox price from 17 regions. The national average as of April was $36.25 per cwt, ranging from a low of $33.43 per hundredweight in the Midwest for organic milk to a high of $39.68 per cwt in New England for organic grass-fed milk.The most recently released monthly conventional milk mailbox price for April 2016 for all federal milk order areas was $14.89 per cwt, with a low of $13.29 per cwt in New Mexico to a high of $16.30 per cwt in New England. California, not included in the federal milk order system, had an April 2016 mailbox milk price of $13.27 per cwt.GDT index jumpsOverall dairy prices rose 6.6 percent at the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, Aug. 2.Whole milk powder prices led all gainers, up 9.9 percent. With the exception of cheddar cheese, nearly all other prices were higher. Skim milk powder increased 2.1 percent, and butter increased 6.6 percent. Cheddar cheese was down 0.8 percent.The next GDT auction is Aug. 15.Replacement cow prices weakenWith slumping milk prices through much of the first half of 2016, U.S. quarterly dairy herd replacement cow prices declined to the lowest average since January 2014, based on data in USDA’s monthly Ag Prices report, released July 29.Preliminary July 2016 U.S. quarterly replacement dairy cow prices averaged $1,730 per head, down $90 from April 2016 and $300 less than July a year ago.July 2016 average prices ranged from a high of $1,900 per head in Colorado to lows of $1,550 in Ohio and Pennsylvania (Table 2).June cull cow prices up a littleU.S. average cull cow prices improved slightly in June, according to the USDA NASS Ag Prices report.June 2016 cull cow prices (beef and dairy combined) averaged $80.90 per cwt, up $1.30 from May, but $32.10 per cwt less than June 2015.Year-to-date, the cull cow price average is $78.95 per cwt, down $33.72 from January-June 2015.Alfalfa hay prices lowerHay supplies generally exceeded demand as August began, pressuring prices lower, based on weekly state, regional and national hay market summaries.The excess hay supplies were mostly reported for lower-quality hay. Many areas reported little dairy-quality hay offered for sale during the last week of July.The June 2016 U.S. average price paid to alfalfa hay producers at the farm level was $142 per ton, down $5 from May and $36 less than a year earlier. Based on USDA records, U.S. average alfalfa prices are the lowest since March 2011.The June U.S. average price for other hay was $116 per ton, down $6 from May and dipping to lows last seen in December 2014.Read the full Progressive Forage article.Fonterra sticks to price forecastFonterra kept its projected current-season milk price paid to New Zealand farmers unchanged at $4.25 per kilogram ($ NZ). However, with a slightly higher earnings forecast, farms could see a total payout of $4.75 to $4.85 per kilogram.According to published sources, the breakeven price for New Zealand dairy farmers is about $5.28 per kilogram.Milk collections are forecast to decline 3 percent.  PD U.S. average all-milk price halted a six-month downward trend. California Class 4a/4b milk prices increased from June. The Margin Protection Program for Dairy will pay at the $6 per hundredweight coverage level and above. With slumping milk prices through much of the first half of 2016, U.S. quarterly dairy herd replacement cow prices weakened. This and other U.S. dairy economic news can be found here.last_img read more

Farmington Planning Commission to review new Samurai plan

first_imgFarmington Planning Commissioners will on Monday take a look at revised plans for the former Samurai Hibachi & Sushi on Grand River.Officials in October 2018 approved owner Xie Zheng LLC’s plan for a sushi restaurant, Japanese steakhouse, and 15 apartments in two, four-story buildings just east of Grove Street. Project delays centered around parking and the removal of a historic barn and a home on property adjacent to the existing two-story building.The company in 2018 opened the sushi restaurant, which later closed for remodeling and rebranding. The Krazy Krab celebrated its grand opening on March 8; about two weeks later, Michigan’s COVID-19 “stay-at-home” order went into effect.Revised plans for the property show only an addition with outdoor seating on the west side of The Krazy Krab, along with a concrete sidewalk that leads to parking in the rear of the building.The public can view and participate in the 7 p.m. meeting via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Learn more at,-202.aspxThe meeting agenda and supporting materials are posted at Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Final 10 Seconds Of Game 7 and Cavs Celebrate Winning NBA Championship on Court

first_img Matt Medley Related TopicsCavs As the final ten seconds wound down in Oakland, sheer joy and pure ecstasy flowed through the veins of all Cleveland sports fans.The emotion on the players was visible, as well.Re-live the closing seconds and the ensuing celebration of the Cavaliers’ first championship in franchise history and the first title for a major pro sports team in Cleveland in 52 years.center_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

Strongsville Finds A Way Late, Defeats Mentor 4-2 To Advance To Baron Cup I Semi-Final

first_img Eli Mooneyham Related Topics Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.center_img BROOKLYN, Ohio- The final game on Thursday was a battle between the Strongsville Mustangs and the Mentor Cardinals, with the winner taking on a talented Rocky River team in the semi-finals of the Baron Cup I bracket. Strongsville was able to make it to the semi-finals last season and looked to make it two straight trips to the second round, this time hoping to make it further.The game did not start off ideally for the Mustangs, who fell in an early hole to Mentor. Following a scoreless first frame that saw both teams battle hard for any look offensively, the Cardinals scored right off the rip in the middle stanza. Evan McBride scored just fifty-eight seconds into the frame and set Mentor up with a 1-0 lead. Jake Heller added to that lead at the 4:26 mark with a score to make it 2-0 in favor of Mentor rather quickly. Strongsville’s Kyle Mattson would strike back with a goal of his own at the 6:25 mark to make it a one-goal deficit and Jake Schuette tied the game at the 9:32 mark. The teams would head into the break even at two apiece.Strongsville would lay the bigger checks and find more room to skate and set up their offensive assault in the final frame of play, leading to their victory. Logan Schramm’s goal at the 5:06 mark was the game-winning goal and Mattson added one more score by way of an empty-netter to end the game with a final of 4-2.The Mustangs now will prepare for a showdown with Rocky River.last_img read more

Lemonade Stands Bustling Over Sunny Weekend

first_img“All those businesses are extremely supportive of lemonade stands and I think it boosts their confidences to know that they have the support of the community.” Ross: “Save a little and maybe share, or my dad said we could pay some of it for the house but I doubt it.” 8-year-old Madelyn Ross set up her stand at the Kenai Air Fair. Ross: “At Home Depot you can make a little stand, my dad did most of the work.” Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Andy Rash said many local businesses stepped in to help the first-time entrepreneurs… Through it all, Madelyn kept her eye on the prize… There was also some father-daughter bonding over how to spend the profits… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Lemonade Day last Saturday registered 50 stands across Kenai and Soldotna. Ross: “It’s fun. My favorite part is at the end when I get to drink all the lemonade that’s left and when I get to eat all the cookies that’s left.”last_img read more

Spencer Dinwiddie: U.S. NBA Star Acquires Nigerian Passport

first_imgSpencer Dinwiddie Nigerian-American and Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie has confirmed his intention to acquire a Nigerian passport so as to be eligible to play for the D’Tigers at the 2021 Summer Olympics Games.The Athletic first reported about Dinwiddie’s intentions to team up with Team Nigeria.Dinwiddie who did not receive a Team USA Olympic invite – in spite of finishing 10th in All-Star voting for Eastern Conference guards and recording a career-high 41 points in December – will now join Nigeria roster under Mike Bown that also includes Al-Farouq Aminu, Josh Okogie, Chimezie Metu and  Ekpe Udoh.The 27-year-old Brooklyn Nets guard has been averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 2.4 rebounds this season.Dinwiddie seemed to have confirm the report by Athletic by retweeting it with the caption : “Well, now y’all know lol.”Dinwiddie was born on April 6, 1993 to a Nigerian father Malcolm Dinwiddie.He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes and earned first-team all-conference honours in the Pac-12 as a sophomore in 2013.He missed most of his junior year after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).Dinwiddie recovered and was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft.After two seasons with the Pistons, he joined the Nets in December 2016. In December 2018 he signed a three-year contract extension with the Nets.Dinwiddie has started 49 of 64 games for Brooklyn this season.By obtaining a Nigerian passport, Dinwiddie will become eligible to compete with the country in the 2021 Summer Olympics.Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Olympics by being the top-placing African team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. RelatedBasketball: NBBF To Pursue Foreign-born Players For National TeamsApril 19, 2020In “BasketBall”New Orleans Pelicans Jahlil Okafor To Represent Nigeria At 2020 Tokyo OlympicsFebruary 24, 2020In “BasketBall”Nigerians In The NBA: Aminu, Oladapo Feature In Respective Team VictoriesOctober 19, 2017In “BasketBall”last_img read more