Tony Awards Dedicated to Orlando Victims

first_img Related Shows The cast of ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) On Broadway’s biggest night, the theater community has banded together ahead of the Tony Awards to pay their respects to the victims of the shooting in Orlando, Florida.According to the The New York Times’ Michael Paulson, the Hamilton cast will no longer use muskets in their Tony performance in light of the attack at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The production reached this decision following the dress rehearsal, during which time the props were featured.Over 50 people were killed in what is being reported as the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Earlier today, it was announced that this evening’s Tony Awards ceremony is dedicated to the victims of the tragedy. from $149.00 In addition, the Tony Awards have created a special ribbon to honor Orlando. View Comments Hamiltonlast_img read more

Lady Wildcats Fall To Lady Patriots

first_imgMondays are hard days to play on. Union County came ready to play and the Lady Wildcats struggled. The Lady Patriots prevail 25-22, 25-13, 25-17.Jenna Orschell and Kaitlyn Obert each had 2 ace serves. Kamryn McCool had an ace serve, 3 digs, and 7 kills. Meredith Bohman had a block, 3 digs, and 5 kills. Autumn McDaniel dug up 19 digs.The Lady Wildcats will be back in action tomorrow night as they travel to Northeastern and hopefully get back on track.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.The JV Lady Cats were unable to take the win tonight against the Union County Patriots losing 25-22, 19-25, 15-12.‘We had a bunch of good plays and volleys but the outcome wasn’t in our favor. I would like to be able to play them again but it will just have to wait til next year.’ Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.The Cats travel to Northeastern and play at 6 on Tuesday. Come on out and cheer your Lady Cats onto a victory!!last_img read more

Iowa Legislature suspends session for 30 days

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa leaders said Sunday they will halt the current legislative session for at least 30 days after learning the state now has community spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the spreading coronavirus.House Republicans spokesman Colin Tadlock said in a statement the leaders made the decision after consulting with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Gov. Kim Reynolds. The move was based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to mass gatherings to protect vulnerable populations.Reynolds announced Saturday that Iowa is now seeing the virus circulate among individuals and increased efforts are needed to slow the spread. That includes halting large public gatherings and encouraging people to reduce public interaction, a strategy known as social distancing.Her spokesman, Pat Garrett, said Sunday she supports the legislature’s decision.Iowa has 18 cases of COVID-19, including a central Iowa patient not related to travel or a known contact with an infected person.The House and Senate will convene Monday to consider resolutions regarding continuity of government to ensure delivery of essential government services, the statement released Sunday said.While the Capitol building will open on Monday, staff members and the public will be required to undergo a health screening that will include checking their body temperature. All scheduled events, tours and receptions have been cancelled.Members of the public over the age of 60 or with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are encouraged to avoid the Capitol.last_img read more

Ponga overlooked for Cowboys’ final trial

first_imgGreen named an 18-man squad to travel to Sydney with the same backline that was present for most of 2016, including Kyle Feldt, Antonio Winterstein, Justin O’Neill and Kane Linnett to go with incumbent halves Michael Morgan and Johnathan Thurston.Handed his NRL debut in the pressure-cooker of an elimination final against the Brisbane Broncos in front of a sold-out home crowd last September, Ponga delivered an electrifying performance that gave Newcastle the confidence to sign him to a multi-million dollar deal starting in 2018.The 18-year-old further emphasised his immense talent with a sparkling debut at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines a fortnight ago but it appears as though Green is unwilling to squeeze him into the 17 for the season opener against the Raiders.Green knows Friday’s trial will be the last opportunity for the Cowboys to work on fine-tuning their attack after a low-scoring game against the Roosters in Mackay last Saturday. “What I’m most looking forward to out of this trial is probably just a few combinations, just getting those a little bit sharper, especially with the new guys coming into the team,” Green said.New recruit Ben Hampton will fill the utility role and Green wants the former Storm player ready to go. “Ben Hampton in that utility role… we want him to feel comfortable in the team,” Green said. The match will also be the last chance for forwards Sam Hoare, Patrick Kaufusi and Coen Hess to prove they are ready to go in Round 1. Asiata seems likely to retain his bench position from 2016, with Scott Bolton moving into a starting spot alongside co-captain Matt Scott in the front row.That leaves three players fighting it out for only two positions on the bench in Round 1. Hess played eight NRL games in 2016 and Kaufusi 12 whilst Hoare missed all of last season with a knee injury after playing 14 games across the previous two seasons.Friday night’s hit-out may go some way to solving Green’s headache but the decision is far from final. “Out of the young guys I think they all actually stood up. Everyone played well, the areas that I wanted to see those guys be good in they were,” he said of their performances against the Roosters.The trial match against the Tigers kicks off at 7pm AEDT and is the last for the Cowboys before they open their campaign against the Raiders at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday, March 4.last_img read more