Billy Joel to perform at Notre Dame Stadium in 2020

first_imgBilly Joel will perform at Notre Dame Stadium at 8 p.m. on June 20, 2020, the University announced with Live Nation on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Sue Ryan Billy Joel will be performing at Notre Dame Stadium on June 20, 2020.Known for hit songs “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” Joel is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has sold over 150 million records, earned 23 Grammy nominations and had 33 Top 40 hits since 1972, the South Bend Tribune reported.“As we continue to work to bring world-class events to Notre Dame and the greater South Bend/Elkhart region, we are excited to have Billy Joel play for his first time at Notre Dame Stadium on June 20, 2020,” Micki Kidder, vice president for University enterprises and events, said in a press release.The event will be Joel’s third performance at Notre Dame. He previously performed in the Stepan Center in 1996 and the Joyce Center in 1984.Tickets will go on sale on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.Tags: billy joel, Live Nation, Notre Dame Stadiumlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Sutton Foster’s Switcheroo With Audra McDonald & More

first_img View Comments Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Sutton Steps in for AudraThere’s a bit of a switcheroo going on with the Boston Pops in Massachusetts. Younger star and two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will step in for six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald on both the Presidents at Pops program on June 3 and as a featured guest on the Boston Pops program on June 2. McDonald had to “cancel due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.” We’d always give anything to see either actress tread the boards!Vegas Stage Tribute to Luhrmann MoviesOne step closer, we can but hope, to a full stage adaptation of Moulin Rouge! A musical extravaganza of Baz Luhrmann’s hit movies is heading to Las Vegas after a run in L.A. The Las Vegas Sun reports that Cirque du Soleil Theatrical is involved in For The Record: BAZ, which will feature moments from Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby and, yes, Moulin Rouge. The show will begin performances on June 19 and officially open on June 26 at Mandalay Bay.Kate Shindle Named New Equity PresidentBroadway alum Kate Shindle has been named the new President of the Actors’ Equity Association (“Equity”), the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 professional actors and stage managers. She replaced Nick Wyman in the position following the 2015 national council election. Also elected to three-year terms were Paige Price (First Vice President), Rebecca Kim Jordan (Second Vice President), Ira Mont (Third Vice President) and Sandra Karas (Secretary/Treasurer). Equity’s national council is the policy-making and governing body of the union, comprised of eight officers and 75 councilors who reside within Equity’s three geographic regions.David Hyde Pierce & Debra Monk Will Reunite on StageDavid Hyde Pierce, currently represented on Broadway with his direction of It Shoulda Been You, will star opposite Tony winner Debra Monk in Love Letters. The one-night-only staging will take place at George Street Playhouse’s New Brunswick stage on June 3, under the direction of David Saint. The benefit event is a reunion for the pair—they starred opposite each other on Broadway in 2007’s Curtains, which garnered Pierce a Tony.center_img Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Contest deadline

first_imgThe February 8 deadline to submit entries is closing in quickly, but there is still time for Georgian food artisans to submit products for the 2013 competition.The contest, sponsored by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, helps food entrepreneurs showcase their food products. Georgia-based food businesses are encouraged to enter their confections, jams, barbecue sauces, meats, cheeses, popsicles, granolas, soups and any other exceptionally edible products. Many former contest winners now have their products sold in specialty food stores and supermarkets across the Southeast. The 2012 Flavor of Georgia contest winner, Atlanta’s High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet, has been featured in magazines such as Southern Living, Cooking Light and Everyday with Rachel Ray and is sold in the freezer section of Whole Foods. “Flavor of Georgia is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain publicity and exposure for their products,” said Sharon P. Kane, food business development specialist with the UGA CAED. “It’s also a chance for them to network with other food entrepreneurs and industry experts.” Georgia-based entrepreneurs can submit as many products as they like. Registration and product submission ends on Feb. 8, 2013. Finalists will be invited to take part in a final judging and public tasting in March in Atlanta. Contestants can submit products that are already commercially available or foods that are in the market-ready prototype stage. There is not a limit on the number of products that an individual can submit. Product categories include: barbecue and hot sauces; jams, jellies and sauces; confections; meat products; dairy products; and snack foods. A panel of judges, made up of food marketing experts, grocery buyers, chefs and industry specialists will judge each product based on flavor, use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality. More information about the contest and registration is available online at or by calling (706) 583-0347. The cost to enter is $75 per product if the contestant registers online. Registration costs $85 per product registered by mail.last_img read more

World Council opposes demutualization standard for co-ops

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The World Council of Credit Unions opposes making demutualizations the international standard for resolving weak financial cooperatives, it wrote last week to the International Association of Deposit Insurers. The letter was sent in response to the association’s draft research paper that urges numerous changes to the hierarchy of tools available for resolution of a troubled credit unions.Specifically, the World Council urged the association to emphasize that demutualization, when a member-owned entity converts into a shareholder-owned entity, is a disfavored resolution approach.“Maintaining the availability of cooperative financial services to ordinary physical persons and small and medium enterprises is important for promoting financial inclusion in all types of communities, especially rural districts and poor urban areas that are underserved by commercial banks because of a perceived lack of profitability,” said Michael Edwards, vice president and general counsel of the World Council.last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf, la Secretaria de Salud extienden la orden de quedarse en casa en todo el estado hasta el 8 de mayo

first_imgEl Gobernador Wolf, la Secretaria de Salud extienden la orden de quedarse en casa en todo el estado hasta el 8 de mayo Español,  Press Release,  Public Health Enmienda del Gobernador de la orden de quedarse en casaEnmienda de la Secretaria de Salud de la orden de quedarse en casaGuía para quedarse en casaEl Gobernador Tom Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine, anunciaron hoy que las órdenes estatales de quedarse en casa emitidas el 1 de abril para proteger a los residentes de Pennsylvania y mitigar la propagación de la COVID-19 se extenderán hasta el viernes 8 de mayo a las 12:01 a.m. La orden inicial expiraba el 30 de abril.“Queda claro que nuestros esfuerzos tempranos y agresivos para mitigar la propagación de este virus altamente contagioso y mortal están funcionando. Mientras comenzamos a buscar maneras de avanzar, es imperativo seguir tomando precauciones estrictas para proteger a los residentes de Pennsylvania y garantizar que nuestro sistema de atención médica no se sature”, dijo Wolf. “Estoy muy orgulloso de este estado y de la resiliencia de mis conciudadanos de Pennsylvania. Les ruego que continúen manteniendo la calma y quedarse en casa para que todos podamos estar a salvo”.“Estamos comenzando a ver una tendencia a la baja del número de casos positivos en todo el estado, lo que definitivamente es alentador”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Necesitamos proceder con sumo cuidado para asegurarnos que los avances logrados en la lucha contra este virus sigan progresando. Extender nuestra orden estatal hasta el 8 de mayo asegurará que no saturemos nuestro sistema de salud al tiempo que ayudamos a que nuestra economía se recupere”.Continuará vigente el cierre de los negocios físicos que no son de soporte vital. Todas las empresas y servicios estatales que son de soporte vital continuarán funcionando.Las personas están autorizadas a salir de su casa para realizar tareas esenciales para mantener la salud y la seguridad.La guía para quedarse en casa está disponible en PDF aquí.Wolf recomendó a los residentes de Pennsylvania que continúen usando máscaras al salir de sus casas por motivos de soporte vital. Recientemente, la Dra. Levine firmó una orden que dispone protecciones para los trabajadores cruciales que cumplen funciones en empresas que están autorizadas a mantener operaciones en persona durante la emergencia por el desastre a causa de la COVID-19.En este momento, las fuerzas del orden público continuarán centrándose en garantizar que los residentes conozcan la orden e informar al público sobre las prácticas de distanciamiento social en lugar de la ejecución.Lea la enmienda del Gobernador como PDF aquí.Lea la enmienda de la Secretaria de Salud como PDF aquí.Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la COVID-19, los residentes de Pennsylvania deben visitar: esta página en inglés. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img April 20, 2020last_img read more

Manicured beauty won on an instant attraction

first_imgThe living room at 16 Baroon Place, NarangbaMr Lomas said Narangba was experiencing a sellers’ market.“The area is in high demand and there are plenty of buyers out there,” he said. “We’re mainly seeing families, who like the location, and the occasional investor. “Narangba is in a popular school catchment — Narangba Valley State High School — and estates like Norfolk Lakes offer walking tracks, sporting fields and a location close to Burpengary train station.” According to data from CoreLogic, the median house price in Narangba has increased by 8.8 per cent in the past five years to sit at $451,500. The suburb is almost entirely made up of houses, with less than two per cent of dwellings being townhouses or apartments. The home at 16 Baroon Place, Narangba sold for $517,500A NARANGBA home has sold after strong interest across the holiday period. NVRE Agents marketing agent Gavin Lomas said the property at 16 Baroon Place sold for $517,500. “There was a fair bit of interest even though it was marketed over the Christmas period,” Mr Lomas said. “The cul-de-sac location was a big drawcard and so too were the size of the land, the open-plan living areas and the separate lounge.” The kitchen at 16 Baroon Place, NarangbaMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Lomas said the new owners knew right away this was the house for them. “The buyers came through on a private inspection. They submitted an offer and we got into negotiations that afternoon.“It was a very smooth sale and both parties were very happy.” last_img read more

Hearthstone aims for £150m investments as Scottish housing fund launches

first_imgHearthstone Investments has launched its Housing Fund for Scotland and said it aimed to invest up to £150m (€187m) in affordable, social and private-rented sector housing in the country.The UK company, which runs residential investment funds, confirmed the actual launch of a fund it first announced back in April.The fund could lead to the creation of more than 1,000 new homes in Scotland over the next few years, Hearthstone said.Falkirk Council Pension Fund said in April it was committing £30m to the forthcoming fund. The investment manager said part of the Falkirk commitment would be invested in the Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling areas, thereby having a big effect on the local area.Christopher Down, Hearthstone’s chief executive, said: “Residential property throughout the UK remains a strong long-term investment, with significant scale, low volatility and attractive demand/supply characteristics.”Hearthstone is already in “active discussions” with a number of other Scottish pension funds, he said.The investment manager described the investment case for Scottish housing as compelling. New housing supply in the country is still 42% below pre-recession levels, it said.On top of this, the mix of tenure has changed in the last few years towards private-rented sector and mid-market affordable housing – and away from home ownership. Hearthstone pointed out that the Scottish government currently working to build 30,000 new affordable homes by the end of 2016, adding that the new fund would play a role in meeting that target.last_img read more

Egypt picked to host 2021 Handball World Cup

first_imgExcitement spread in Egypt after the country won it’s bid to host the 2021 Handball World Cup. Egypt will also be hosting the African Handball Cup of Nations in January next year. Egyptian officials consider it a good platform to prepare for the World Cup.The Country has been working on the bid for over a year. It’s a well-deserved victory. Winning the bid for the 2016 African Cup of nations has restored the confidence Egypt needed in handball, more so with the 2021 world cup.The indoor court of the Cairo International Stadiums complex. It is currently under the biggest make over project it’s seen since it’s establishment 25 years ago. Work is proceeding day and night, officials say it should be ready before the year ends.The world cup will be held in the countries most beautiful cities. Beside the Capital Cairo, Groups will be playing in the Red sea resort cities Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, the ancient Roman coastal city Alexandria, and Luxor the richest country in Ancient Egyptian antiquities. Egypt wants to make this world class cup, an unforgettable event for all participants.last_img read more

Denmark-based Uzochukwu yearns for national duty in Super Eagles

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Denmark based Nigerian football Star, Henry Uzochukwu, says he is available for national duty if called up for senior national football teams. Uzochukwu, a defense bulwark who plays for FC Midtjylland told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Monday that he was both ripe and ready to contribute his quota to the national team but was waiting to be given the opportunity to prove his mettle. The player, who was presently on loan to Fc Fedrericia, a First Division side also in Denmark, said there were a lot of football stars in country’s league but regretted that they had not been getting attention of Nigerian football managers. Uzochukwu, who said he would turn 21 in January 2020, said he had a lot to contribute to the national U-23 and Super Eagles adding that he was ready for the challenge as the Danish league had helped to bring out the best in him. “Danish League is tough and it is bringing out the best in me, by January, I will be 21, so I am available for U-23 Super Eagles duty. “I am ripe for national team call up, that is the next challenge I am looking forward to, though it is competitive but I know I am equal to the task. “It is good for players to be invited based on what they do in their club, how they contribute to the success of their clubs, current form and not who they know or who knows them. “In Denmark, we have a lot of Nigerians who are doing well but we are not lucky to get the attention of Nigerian football managers; most times they go for those they already knew,” he said. The Anambra born defender said he had been getting good playing time with  FC Fredericia and had helped them in their success this season. “I have been in Denmark for three years, but before then I had played for my grassroots club United Star Soccer Academy, Obosi, Anambra, managed by Coach Benson Udeh, before joining Kwara State Football Academy and later FC Ebedei in Ogun. “Now , I am on loan to  FC Fedrecia, good thing is that I am enjoying more playing, this season, I have played 14 matches out of the total of 18 we have played so far and currently we are second on the table,” he said.Tags: AwkaFC FedrericaFC MidtjyllandHenry UzochukwuSuper Eagleslast_img read more

Pellegrini urges caution in Cardiff

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists there is no chance of his team underestimating Cardiff this weekend. The occasion will be a big one for Cardiff, the match being their first at home in the top flight for 51 years, and they will need little motivation as they seek their first win of the season. Dismissing any prospect of complacency, Pellegrini said: “We are not going to make that mistake. “We know Cardiff are a very difficult team. We know they are at home and are in the first season. “We will need to play an excellent game without errors to get another three points.” But Cardiff are warned that Pellegrini has no plans to change the approach that proved so effective against Newcastle. City overran the Magpies with a high-tempo, attack-minded game from the outset, indicating clearly that new manager Pellegrini’s input has already had an effect. Pellegrini said: “We are trying to play everywhere the way I think is better for us. “We played a very good game in the way I want this team to play. City made an impressive start to their Barclays Premier League campaign with a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. They will hope to continue in much the same vein as they take on the promoted Bluebirds at the Cardiff City Stadium, but Pellegrini is taking nothing for granted. “It is not only because we scored four goals and we had a clean sheet, but in the way we played – we are a very aggressive team – that is very important to me. “It is just the beginning but it was a very good start.” City are hoping defender Matija Nastasic will be fit to replace injured captain Vincent Kompany in central defence. The Serbian was expected to miss the first month of the season after suffering an ankle injury in July but returned to training this week after making a speedy recovery. His return would be timely after Kompany limped off during the second half against Newcastle with a groin injury and now faces a month on the sidelines. With Micah Richards also injured, City’s central defensive options are otherwise limited. Midfielder Javi Garcia came on to partner Joleon Lescott in the back line for the closing minutes against Newcastle. Dedryck Boyata, who has not played for the club since the end of the 2010-11 season, is the only other fit centre-back. The Belgian, 22, fell out of favour under previous boss Roberto Mancini and has had loan spells at Bolton and FC Twente in the last two seasons. Press Associationlast_img read more