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  • Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Morrison Talk Carnegie Hall, Cheese Grits & More

    first_img O’HARA: You’ve had cheese grits at least three or four times from me. Q: What can we look forward to hearing you sing, Matt? MORRISON: I think I’ve had them. Is that your family recipe cheese grits? Q: What is your favorite family Christmas tradition? O’HARA: My mom does themed Christmases. So every year, the dinner is themed. It’s actually really fun because it makes every Christmas the same but different. She gets pretty creative. Q: Matt, what are you looking forward to most about bringing Finding Neverland to Broadway this spring? MORRISON: We were. It kicked our asses, though. Q: And Kelli, you just wrapped up your own Peter Pan experience. How does it feel now that it’s all over? O’HARA: My memory is [Matt’s] audition. I saw so many guys come through. I had never seen you before; I didn’t know who you were. I’ll never forget when you came in the room and it was just absolutely, unmistakably clear that you were going to be it. MORRISON: I’m going to add a little Hawaiian flair to the evening. I’m singing “Mele Kalikimaka,” which is the traditional Hawaiian Christmas song, and I’m going to bust out my ukulele. Q: What’s the craziest memory you two have of working on Piazza? MORRISON: Yeah, we’re basically learning this show on our own and then we’ll come together. Which I’m not worried about, because we already have this built-in chemistry. O’HARA: Yeah. It’s fantastic. There’s a great history to it. There’s a vast expanse that makes you feel pretty powerful. Well, you feel like a tiny little ant, but powerful at the same time. And that huge orchestra and ensemble—The Essential Voices—what it is is empowering. O’HARA: We look so happy! O’HARA: I’m southern! We always have cheese grits. Nearly 10 years after playing lovebirds in The Light in the Piazza, Tony nominees Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison are reuniting on stage. The pair will bring yuletide cheer to Carnegie Hall on December 19 and 20 in Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays, backed by the incomparable New York Pops and the Essential Voices choir. Morrison, who’s busy shooting Glee in Los Angeles, and O’Hara, in the midst of rehearsals for The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera, hopped on a conference call with us to recount their busy 2014, share cheesy Christmas traditions and plan an imaginary Hawaiian dream vacation. MORRISON: I think we’ve all grown up with Peter Pan in our lives. What I love about Finding Neverland is the story behind the story. It has great themes of using your imagination and never growing up and keeping that child inside of you always. It’s such a great message. MORRISON: I’ve only performed there once in a benefit concert, so I’m really excited to take more ownership of the evening with one of my dear friends. Q: What’s the must-have dish on your Christmas dinner table? O’HARA: I’ve done [long runs of shows], and there is something beautiful about that, because it gets richer and you can deepen your performance. But I’m also a person who loves to do lots of things and move on. So I was OK to do it and then step away and go back to something else. MORRISON: Kelli, you’ve performed there before, right? Q: What’s your all-time favorite Christmas song?center_img Q: With the two of you currently on opposite coasts, what’s the preparation process been like for this concert? O’HARA: [Laughs.] That’s mine too! MORRISON: Good! There was a debate of who was going to sing that song at the concert, and all I want to do is hear Kelli sing it. O’HARA: Matt sends me recordings of him running through something so I can hear his part and I’m trying to learn my part. We haven’t even seen each other. The day before, we’re going to see each other for the first time to run through things. MORRISON: Oh, you’re so freakin’ country. I love you. MORRISON: Let’s do it in Hawaii! O’HARA: Yes! MORRISON: [Christmas] has been my one break from Glee, so my wife and I always get on a plane on Christmas Day. We pick a place to go and head to the airport. I’m sure when we have kids that’ll change, and we’ll have some new family traditions. O’HARA: No, that’s perfect! You can wake up, do your Santa Claus, and then go right to the airport and go to a brilliant island and swim in the ocean. And I’m going to come along as your nanny. With my kids! MORRISON: For me, it was jumping on board when a lot of people had done it before. I was lost in this world of Italy and crazy operatic voices and I was like, “What am I doing here?!” I felt out of my comfort zone, but it was so rewarding. MORRISON: Aww, we were babies. O’HARA: No, it’s always a surprise. Q: Maybe you could do Hawaiian this year and have Matt play the ukulele. MORRISON: I have to say, every time I hear “O Holy Night”… Q: Kelli and Matt, you’re both on the line. MORRISON: Oh, those are so good. That’s my answer, too. Kelli’s family recipe cheese grits. For Kelli’s wedding, one of the coolest things was this recipe booklet as a gift from her family, which I still use to this day. Q: Do you know what this year’s theme is? O’HARA: CHEESE GRITS. Q: What makes performing an iconic space like Carnegie Hall so special? O’HARA: Matty, guess where I am! I’m in the breezeway at Lincoln Center, standing right in front of our The Light in the Piazza poster, looking at how young we were. Catch Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison at Carnegie Hall on December 19 and 20. View Commentslast_img read more

  • Suffolk Revives Plan to Merge Elected Offices

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County voters will decide this fall whether to merge the elected offices of treasurer and comptroller, even though a planned referendum to do the same thing was nixed in a lawsuit last year.The county legislature voted 12-6 to pass the resolution granting the new referendum at their meeting Tuesday. Legis. Thomas Barraga (R-West Islip) crossed party lines to vote for the plan with the Democratic majority and their minor-party allies.“It’s the power to the people,” said Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mt. Sinai), who introduced the bill with Legis. William Lindsay III (D-Bohemia) last month. “This will allow them to make that decision.”If voters approve the referendum on Election Day, a Department of Audit and Control to be headed by the comptroller will assume the treasurer’s responsibilities in 2018, when the term for the current treasurer expires.The elimination of the county treasurer, chief deputy county treasurer, and deputy county treasurer could save $585,000 in ‘18 and $707,000 in ’19, but could cost the county in financial control and accountability, said Robert Lipp, who heads the office of legislative budget review.“There could be other issues that would be problematic to savings,” Lipp said, “those being the possibility of impact on controls—it’s beyond our ability to determine if there would be an impact there—and the fact there is a shortage of staffing to begin with.”The legislature approved a plan to hold referendum to merge the two offices last year when County Executive Steve Bellone first proposed the measure. Treasurer Angie Carpenter, a Republican who lost to Bellone, a Democrat, in the 2011 county executive elections, filed a lawsuit to stop the referendum. A Suffolk judge ruled in favor of Carpenter—a ruling that was upheld on appeal.“The treasurer is not sitting there doing nothing,” Carpenter said. “To think that, without the treasurer or the deputies, the kinds of things that we do could be done isn’t going to happen.”Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) said he supports the referendum but criticized the merger itself.“I’m not necessarily 100-percent convinced, but I don’t believe that my personal opinion should obstruct the voters,” he said.Legis. Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) remained unconvinced, saying that she believes the treasurer and the comptroller should continue to be independently elected.“What’s the potential for corruption?” she said. “Absolutely the potential is there with only one set of eyes.”last_img read more

  • NJ Train Derailment in Penn Station Causes LIRR Delays

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An NJ TRANSIT train derailed in Penn Station in Manhattan on Monday morning, which MTA officials said will cause Long Island Rail Road delays and cancellations during the evening rush hour commute.Crews are repairing the damage from the minor derailment, but the LIRR expects to have fewer than the usual nine Penn Station tracks and platforms during peak hours between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Service is expected to be mostly normal before and after rush hour as well as from the Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue stations.The incident is the second time in 11 days that a train from another railroad derailed in Penn Station and disrupted LIRR service. On March 24, an Amtrak Acela derailed and bumped an NJ TRANSIT train in Penn Station. Both incidents resulted in minor injuries.LIRR riders are urged to stay tuned to the railroad’s website, social media, app and email blasts for the latest information on what trains will be cancelled or delayed.last_img read more

  • Your credit union members – will you be lonesome when they go?

    first_img 51SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Fearing Holly lives and breathes social media; if you can’t find her IRL, try reaching out on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram, and you’ll likely get her right away. … Web: www.filene.org Details How’s your relationship with your credit union members? Do you feel confident you’re in a good place with them?According to Knapp’s Relationship Model, created by University of Texas professor Mark Knapp, there are five escalation and termination phases that explain how a relationship progresses or deteriorates.Now typically, this model has been applied to interpersonal development between two people but because it’s rooted in theoretical framework, I was able to walk the credit union/member relationship through this model to see how credit unions can advance the member relationship and avoid the termination phases altogether.Phase 1: As with any relationship, personal and business alike, the coming together phase begins with initiation.Here is where the credit union has effectively drawn the attention of the prospective member, or the prospective member has sought out the credit union to see if it will meet his or her needs. This is when a credit union communicates with a prospect or lead most attentively and timely in attempt to make a good first impression, show their best side and ‘seal the deal’ to convert this lead to a new member.In addition to traditional marketing materials, digital channels like social media and your website are vital to conveying the right first impression and enabling the prospective member to know about the credit union in the first place.Phase 2: If they like what they see, potential new members may then further delve into the relationship, entering the experimentation phase where they will explore what the credit union is about and analyze how it can add value to their life. This is familiarly what we experience as price comparison shopping.There is no better way for prospective members to quickly and effectively decide to chose your credit union over other options than through your social media platforms and website. These individuals will want to know your personality, values, mission and what you have to offer them. This is the point when many relationships end due to simple lack of alignment on values and needs. A lack of easily accessible information or no similar interest with social media can also trigger the end.Phase 3: Escalating to the intensifying phase, the prospective member has now joined your credit union and is officially a credit union member! Congratulations, this takes your relationship to a whole new level. You now know much more about each other and the member is likely receiving a regular cadence of email or direct mail communications from the credit union. Knowing more of their personal information, you can use your expertise to proactively offer solutions.In this phase it is incumbent on the credit union to intensify the member’s connection to the credit union. Content on social media and your website related to causes you support, your differentiating stories and how you benefit the community can begin to form the bonds of loyalty among members in this phase of the relationship.Phase 4: The integration phase is reached once the member is pleased with the culture, processes, products and customer service received in the initial stages of the relationship. This is when the member would deepen the connection by transferring over other accounts and making the credit union their primary financial institution.This spot is where many relationships can take a wrong turn and head down the termination path when credit unions take the member’s commitment for granted and focus too heavily on attracting new members. It behooves the credit union to provide many options for existing members to participate and engage with the credit union. Rather than seeing member feedback as a potential risk, or worse, not providing a space for feedback, credit unions should welcome and encourage two-way communication on their social media channels, make board meetings more transparent by sharing information on social media and encourage and enable members to attend meetings and run for the board via digital communications.Phase 5: If you’ve reached the bonding phase with members, you now know who are your strongest advocates. They are ready, literally, to announce to the world their love for you on social media. What’s more, 90% of consumers trust product or service recommendations from people they know, according to the Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey.By proving members with a digital path to your credit union; sharing who you are and allowing them a space for communication and feedback; and ensuring that doing business with you is accessible and beneficial for them, you’ll build an army of promoters that will influence their networks through social media to take the same journey with you as they have.There are many exit points toward relationship termination status on this journey of escalation and most are triggered by distance, lack of communication, stagnation, avoidance and rejection.A sound social media presence can work to avoid the common relationship pitfalls by keeping the flow of information ever present so the brand is frequently top of mind, communicating vital and timely updates, connecting with personality and empathy, and inviting participation in the credit union’s most important activities and functions.A credit union is a cooperative, which means the relationship to its members is the most important relationship it has. I’m reminded of that classic song lyric that I fear could be the anthem of some credit unions if they don’t recognize the importance of working hard at their relationships:“Situations have ended sad, relationships have all been bad […] But there’s no way that I can compare, all those scenes to this affair. You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go. You’re gonna make me wonder what I’m doing, staying far behind without you. You’re gonna make me wonder what I’m saying, you’re gonna make me give myself a good talking to. You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go…”Enjoy having that song stuck in your head all day.last_img read more

  • Agreement on cooperation in creating, developing and promoting the tourist brand of the “Gorski kotar” region signed

    first_imgGreen heart of Croatia The Kvarner Tourist Board, as the director Irena Peršić Živadinov pointed out, has been working on the branding of Gorski kotar for many years, and in the past 5 years a pilot project “Management of the destination Gorski kotar” has been made. A bicycle transversal was made, which enabled the presentation of Gorski Kotar on the international market as a destination for active holidays, which increased the number of arrivals of both foreign and domestic guests. “Recently, in Ravna Gora, a county project of the Center for Large Beasts worth about 8 million kuna was launched. The realization of the project will enable the creation of “green” jobs and contribute to better and sustainable tourist valorization and promotion of our Gorski kotar, because this area must turn its natural potentials into competitive advantages. This area must turn its natural potentials into competitive advantages. The green heart of Croatia must become a brand and we will do it”, Said the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Prefect Zlatko Komadina. This Agreement covers the activities of drafting strategic documents intended for the development and promotion of tourism in the Gorski Kotar region in the period from 2019 to 2025, based on which the development and marketing activities of local tourist boards and local governments will be consolidated and harmonized. An agreement on cooperation in the creation, development and promotion of the tourist brand of the “Gorski kotar” region was signed today in Ravna Gora.  Joining and connecting nine local self-government units for Gorski kotar means a new dimension in the development, promotion and market positioning of this area as a desirable and attractive tourist destination. “Croatia is very well recognized in the world as a summer vacation destination, but the task of all of us is to show the world that our country offers much more than that. With this goal in mind, we support every form of destination cooperation, including this one within which the Croatian National Tourist Board will be the coordinator in the process of defining strategic documents intended for the development and promotion of tourism in Gorski Kotar.” said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, emphasizing that this project fits into the strategic goal of developing the continental tourist offer. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia Gari Cappelli on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Director Kristjan Staničić on behalf of the Croatian Tourist Board, Director Irena Peršić Živadinov on behalf of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Tourist Board and representatives of municipalities and cities Brod Moravice, Čabar, Delnice, Fužine. Lokve, Mrkopalj, Ravna Gora, Skrad and Vrbovsko.  During the signing of the agreement, Minister Cappelli emphasized the importance of this agreement for the development of the entire Gorski Kotar: “As well as through our legislative changes, our desire is to encourage the association of destinations that, through joint action, have the opportunity to brand themselves much better, position themselves on the market and develop projects that will encourage overall economic development. With this agreement, which represents the beginning of a new tourist story, I believe that the entire Gorski Kotar can use its potential and become not only a recognizable tourist destination but also an example of successful social development and economic transformation. Cappelli pointed out. “Since 2011, the Kvarner Tourist Board has been working on combining the tourist offer and joint promotion through the project of Coordination of Tourist Boards from the Gorski Kotar area. Therefore, we see this Agreement on Cooperation in Creating, Developing and Promoting the Tourist Brand of the Gorski Kotar Region as a kind of upgrade of the existing Strategy which will continue to work together on the branding of Gorski Kotar for a longer period of time. ” Peršić Živadinov pointed out and added that in the last 8 years the number of overnight stays has increased from 33.000 to over 100 and added that the goal is to increase accommodation capacity.last_img read more

  • Catley: Permanent Dredging Solution for Swansea Channel

    first_imgYasmin Catley, Member for Swansea, said in her latest announcement that the Australian Labor Party (NSW Labor) will provide funding for a permanent dredging solution for the Swansea Channel.“This has been a long time coming and I was pleased to have my colleague, friend and Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park for Keira to announce the dredging solution,” said Catley. “This is vital for locals and tourists alike. We live on the largest salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere and boats are getting stuck in the channel with inconsistent and insufficient dredging campaigns.“The community has raised this issue with me time and time again, and I’m pleased that a NSW Labor Government will fix the problem.”Catley added that Labor plans to invest in a “state-of-the-art dredge to ensure the safe navigability” of the channel, and would go to tender to procure a dredge that will be based at Swansea.“A dredge based at Swansea will ensure the channel is safe and navigable – not just sometimes, all the time,” concluded Catley.last_img read more

  • API: U.S. LNG exports cut GHG emissions in power production

    first_imgThe study goes over scenarios that vary by fuel source origination including, natural gas produced in the US (Marcellus and Permian), Australia, and Mozambique, natural gas pipelined from Russia, and domestically produced or imported coal. “This study underscores what we have known for quite some time – that U.S. natural gas is a far cleaner option than coal for electricity generation, especially in key markets in China, Germany and India,” API director of market development Dustin Meyer said. Looking at cases in China, Germany and India, the study, “Update to the Life-Cycle Analysis of GHG Emissions for US LNG Exports,” demonstrates the importance of natural gas for achieving global emissions reductions. The study conducted by researchers at ICF examines the environmental benefits of U.S. natural gas use in China, Germany, and India, finding that using U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) rather than coal for electricity generation produces on average 50.5 per cent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in all base case scenarios studied. Coal generation in the U.S. has fallen from roughly 50 per cent in 2005 to 24 percent in 2019, while natural gas generation has increased from 19 per cent to nearly 40 per cent in the same period. This transition has been instrumental to the U.S. reducing emissions in the power sector by 25 per cent from 2008 to 2018. A study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API) stressed that using U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) in power generation significantly cuts GHG emissions. center_img Courtesy of Cheniere In China, coal still makes up 66 percent of power generation – in India, it’s 74 per cent, and in Germany it also remains high – nearly 30 per cent. Emission impacts of imported LNG are comparable across each source country considered for each market. For Germany and China, LNG exports from the US and other countries have GHG emissions that fall within a compared range as natural gas exported by pipeline from Russia, with the exception of the “High Methane Leaks” and “High GWP” sensitivity scenarios. These scenarios cause a substantial increase in estimated GHG emissions from Russian pipeline gas. All coal scenarios produce larger emissions than all considered LNG/NG scenarios.last_img read more

  • Johnson hopeful NBA can crown a champion despite coronavirus

    first_img Loading… Johnson says he does not know exactly when that will be, and that Major League Baseball is discussing a May start. But some health experts have predicted social distancing restrictions might remain in place for much longer over fears of worsening the health crisis. LeBron James said in early March he cannot ever imagine playing games in empty arenas. “LeBron is right, it is hard to play without fans,” said Johnson. “Those guys want to see who is the world champion. Listen, if they have a chance to go back and they are all healthy, and they all get tested, they will go back to crown a champion. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he believes it will be at least May before the league can make any decision on resuming the 2019-20 season halted by the coronavirus pandemic Read Also: NBA: Antetokounmpo donates masks to Greek city “They want to see who is the best team in NBA. I am looking forward to seeing if the Lakers can win a championship.” Meanwhile, a poll conducted by Seton Hall University and released Thursday found 72 percent of Americans said they would not attend sporting events if the games resumed without a vaccine for COVID-19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season it will be without fans and the players shouldn’t have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in empty stadiums.Magic Johnson, shown here speaking at 69th NBA All-Star Game in February, sees a glimmer of hope that the NBA can finish the season amid the coronavirus epidemicThe former NBA star and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team sees a glimmer of hope and said all it will take is one game for the players to adapt to not having spectators in the building. “Let’s say the NBA comes back without fans. Once you play one game without fans you will adjust to not having fans there,” Johnson told American broadcaster CNN on Thursday night. “We’ve all played our whole life on the playgrounds and pickup games without fans being there. So basketball players will adjust, trust me.” Johnson, who is also the former president of the Los Angeles Lakers, said when professional sports returns it will help the country heal after the virus. The epidemic has so far killed over 95,000 people worldwide, including at least 16,000 Americans and over 500 in Canada. “We need sports, especially in a time like this. But only if everybody is safe,” Johnson told CNN. “Sports will come back, probably without the fans first.” The 60-year-old made sports health news in 1991 when he revealed he has HIV. He said the NBA is not going to return until the COVID-19 outbreak in the US has stabilized and the players can be properly tested. “There will be a right time,” he said. “Commissioner Adam Silver has done wonderful job with the NBA. “He wants to make sure the players are safe before they come back. I think sports will come back. It is just a matter of when will we make sure this virus is level, and not affecting the whole country anymore. When those numbers drop and stabilize sports will come back.”center_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

  • Oviedo ends Old Trafford hoodoo

    first_img Not since 1992 had the Toffeemen beaten Manchester United away from home. For 11 of those years, Moyes had been the man trying. Press Association If Moyes’ transition period has been difficult, Martinez has slotted into the Goodison hot-seat. Saturday’s 4-0 win over Stoke took them above their hosts in the table and they started with the confidence of a team that has lost just once this season. Lukaku was a menace, with even Nemanja Vidic finding his strength difficult to contain. The Belgian threatened the home goal at regular intervals, bringing one excellent save out of David de Gea after Vidic had been outmanoeuvred on the United left. De Gea also denied Kevin Mirallas and with Ross Barkley and James McCarthy also looking to profit from Lukaku’s industry, at no stage were United comfortable. It took them a good 15 minutes to exert any pressure, although after that they seemed to find space easy to come by without really doing much to exploit it. Evra fizzed a cross into the six-yard area and Ovideo made a vital last-ditch tackle on Antonio Valencia. Unsurprisingly though, United most dangerous moments centred around Rooney. The shot that cannoned back off a post had flicked off Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin before it reached its destination, and Howard did well to boot the rebound to safety before Shinji Kagawa could pounce. His failure to turn home Kagawa’s low cross shortly afterwards was a shock, even though it flew through a crowd of bodies, if only because of the form he has been in. Given a second chance, his instinct was right as he hooked the ball goalwards but the power was missing and Everton managed to clear. United began the second half with Evra launching a powerful drive goalwards. However, with Everton again taking charge, the natives were getting restless and saw the introduction of Nani and Adnan Januzaj after less than an hour. The move, which saw Valencia pushed into the right-back slot as Rafael and Kagawa made way, emphasised a lack of invention from United, although Nani blazing over not long afterwards was not exactly the intended response. In contrast, Gerard Deulofeu almost made an immediate impact after replacing Barkley but again De Gea stood firm. The flurry of activity that followed at the other end represented United’s best opportunity of the contest. But once Evra, Welbeck and Rooney had failed, the stage was set and Oviedo ensured Everton got the perfect finale. To rub salt into the wounds, Rooney’s booking after 61 minutes was his fifth of the season and he will now sit out the weekend clash with Newcastle. On Wednesday, with Sir Alex Ferguson watching on, Moyes’ Everton successor Roberto Martinez managed it at the first attempt. Oviedo, signed by Moyes last year, arrived with perfect timing at the far post to condemn United to their fourth defeat of the season, which leaves them 12 points adrift of leaders Arsenal and five off the Champions League places. And United could not say Everton did not deserve their success, for the visitors played with a confidence and verve their hosts could not match. Wayne Rooney struck a post and came close to netting a rebound before half-time. Former United keeper Tim Howard did brilliantly to repel a Patrice Evra header before Danny Welbeck headed the rebound against the bar after it. But this Red Devils outfit are a shadow of their former selves and chants of “sacked in the morning” from the gleeful Evertonians, who had waited 21 long years for this success, merely twisted the knife still further. It turned out Moyes was wrong when he predicted a mixed reception from the visiting fans. Instead it was almost totally negative. The Scot was booed when he first appeared in his technical area and was then sung a very short and abusive ditty, which confirmed 11 years’ service – when he restored Everton’s status as a top-half of the table team – counted for little compared to leaving Goodison Park, then returning for coaching staff and two players. As it happened, only one made the switch and with Phil Jones and Michael Carrick missing through injury, Marouane Fellaini returned to face his former club, still looking to score his first goal for the current one. Bryan Oviedo piled the pressure on David Moyes by slamming home an 85th-minute winner to end Everton’s 21-year Old Trafford hoodoo.last_img read more

  • Update on the latest sports

    first_img March 16, 2020 Owners are adding two playoff teams, bringing the total to 14. That will occur this season, with only the top team in each conference getting a wild-card bye.Additionally, the league’s business season will start as scheduled on Wednesday. However, there was no immediate word on timing and potential format changes for the draft, scheduled for Las Vegas from April 23-25.In other NFL news:— The Titans are keeping the quarterback who led them within a victory of the Super Bowl, agreeing to a four-year, $118 million extension with Ryan Tannehill. The Titans went 7-3 over their final 10 regular-season games after Tannehill replaced Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH’-tah). Tannehill was 9-4 as a starter last season and led the NFL with a career-best 117.5 passer rating, the fourth-highest in NFL history and a franchise best. He threw for 2,742 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions during the regular season after coming to Tennessee from the Dolphins.— The Patriots have extended the contract of safety Devin McCourty, who is eighth in team history with 26 interceptions. The 32-year-old McCourty has spent his entire 10-year NFL career with New England. — The Seattle Sounders say a member of the team’s support staff is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The MLS team says the individual did not have access to the general public and “only had access to the team in controlled areas during the game.” The team said no players or coaches have reported having any symptoms related to the coronavirus.— The Texas racetrack that hosts the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix and other motor racing series announced it is closing indefinitely after a series of cancellations because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Circuit of the Americas — in Austin — was supposed to host the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on April 5 and the IndyCar Challenge on April 26. Both races have been canceled.— The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages have suspended operation. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.— Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus. The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department.— Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments. The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSCDC hints sports schedules could be shut down through AprilUNDATED (AP) — The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned. Associated Press —Greece’s Olympic committee says the handover ceremony for the Olympic flame for the Tokyo games scheduled this Thursday will take place behind closed doors as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Greek health authorities have warned all people to stay at home, and have shut restaurants, bars and cafes, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters to curb the virus. Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.— A New York Yankees minor league prospect has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Yankees didn’t identify the player, who is the first known player affiliated with Major League Baseball to contract COVID-19. The team said the player had spent his entire time at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, and hadn’t been over at the main stadium and facilities used by the major leaguers.— NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced on Sunday. Gavitt says there’s not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating. College basketball’s showcase was canceled Thursday. That led to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.— The Marlins became the first organization to completely close their complex, sending players home from Jupiter, Florida. The Rangers followed suit, closing down their camp in Arizona.— Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on team training through Friday. MLS announced a 30-day suspension of match play on Thursday because of the coronavirus. NFL-NEWSNFL players approve labor deal, including 17-game seasonUNDATED (AP) — The NFL will have labor peace through at least the 2030 season.Players have approved a new labor agreement with the league that features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players. The package was accepted by the 32 team owners last month and was initially rejected by the union’s executive board by a 6-5 vote. Player representatives voted 17-14 in favor, with one abstention. Union members had the final say and approved it by a 1,109-959 margin.The 17-game schedule won’t happen before the 2021 season. The mechanics for an uneven number of games will be worked out in the interim, with the possibility of the extra game being played on neutral sites. — A person familiar with the trade says the Ravens have acquired five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell from the Jaguars for a fifth-round pick in next month’s draft. The 33-year-old Campbell was due to earn $15 million this season and count $17.5 million against Jacksonville’s salary cap. He’s expected to agree to a revised deal with the Ravens.— Falcons defensive tackle Tyeler Davison has agreed to a three-year contract extension. Davison started 12 of 16 games for Atlanta last season, recording a career-high 55 tackles with one sack and one fumble recovery.— Veteran tackle Anthony Castonzo has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Colts. The 31-year-old has been the anchor of the offensive line since he arrived in 2011 as a first-round pick. Castonzo has started all 132 games he has appeared in during his NFL career, plus eight postseason games.GOLF-PREMIER LEAGUE-KOEPKAKoepka passing on Premier Golf League New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday night seem to suggest that sports in this country could for all intents and purposes be gone until May, if not later.That’s twice as long as the 30-day shutdowns that the NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer decided to put into place last week. The league suspensions were in response to the global coronavirus pandemic that has already made a deep impact on the U.S. financial markets and has been blamed for at least 64 deaths in this country.Major League Baseball also was going with what essentially was a 30-day shutdown after canceling the rest of spring training and pushing back the start of regular season play for two weeks; Opening Day was to have been March 26.In other virus-related news: The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”— Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000. Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — The proposed Premier Golf League is getting the cold shoulder from at least two of the game’s top players.Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) tells The Associated Press he has no interest in the league, saying he has “a hard time believing golf should be about just 48 players.” With golf shutting down over concerns about the new coronavirus, Koepka said he wanted it made clear he wasn’t going anywhere.Koepka was the top-ranked golfer until Rory McIlroy replaced him last month. McIlroy already has passed in the Premier Golf League, saying he valued his freedom to decide when and where to play instead of the proposed schedule of 18 tournaments, not including the majors.Koepka’s decision is another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept.PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan made it clear in a memo to players in late January that its tour members could not play both.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more