Utah State Men’s Basketball To Appear On National Television 12 Times This Season

first_img Brad James Written by Tags: Aggies/AT&T Sports Net/Boise State/CBS Sports Network/Colorado State/ESPN Family of Networks/Fresno State/Nevada/San Diego State/UNLV/USU Men’s Basketball/Weber State/Wyoming FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State men’s basketball announced the Aggies will make 12 appearances on national television during the 2018-19 season.The Aggies will be on AT&T SportsNet five times, CBS Sports Network and the ESPN family of networks three times apiece and make a singular appearance on Stadium.The Aggies’ first national television appearance comes December 8 at Vivint Smart Arena in downtown Salt Lake City against Weber State at the annual Beehive Classic. This will be an AT&T SportsNet broadcast.Other AT&T SportsNet appearances for the Aggies are January 12 at Wyoming, February 2 at home against UNLV, February 5 at Fresno State and March 5 at Colorado State.January 2 at Nevada, Utah State will be on ESPNU and will be on ESPNU again February 20 at home against New Mexico. The Aggies will also be on ESPN3 February 9 at San Diego State.The Aggies will be on CBS Sports Network at New Mexico January 26, and home against San Diego State February 26 and home against Nevada March 2.The Aggies’ appearance on Stadium, via Facebook, will be the February 23 road date at Boise State. September 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball To Appear On National Television 12 Times This Seasonlast_img read more

The app fueling Mike Tyson’s long-awaited return to the ring

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonald Kravitz/Getty ImagesBy VICTOR ORDONEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson teased fans for weeks — posting workout videos and cryptic messages on social media — before finally announcing his long-awaited return to the ring.On November 28, Tyson, 54, will face off against “Captain Hook” — also known as former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr., 51.Unlike fights of their generation, Tyson’s return to the ring won’t be presented by HBO, ESPN, Showtime or any other legacy network. Instead, the fight will be presented by Triller, an up-and-coming music video app akin to TikTok.“At the end of the day, someone like Tyson has the pick of the litter,” Triller CEO Mike Lu told ABC News. “What our team was able to do for Tyson was really showcase the identity of Triller … and we just vibed with him.”Founded as a music video app, the platform allows users to create professional-looking music videos in a matter of seconds using artificial intelligence — making the app a clear competitor to TikTok. And like TikTok, Triller has become more of a creative platform for users to produce many genres of video-based content.“We get compared to TikTok often enough, but the way we look at it: we are the voice of an American based Gen Z platform,” Lu said, drawing a distinction from TikTok’s Chinese roots. “Another difference: We have grown 100% organically. We’ve never spent any money on marketing, it’s always been word of mouth interactions or people sharing creative content they made on Triller.”Relying on that organic growth, Triller has more than 140 million downloads, with celebrities like Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch and Eminem regularly using the app to create their own music videos.“We’ve got a saying here, which is: ‘We want the next Chris Brown or Justin Bieber to be discovered on Triller,’” said Lu.Along with the rights to the live event featuring Tyson, Triller — an app with no current footing in the world of sports — obtained streaming rights to a soon-to-be-released, 10-part docuseries featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the fight. One episode will be released each week leading up to the match.“The way we look at our product: We define cultural moments,” said Lu, acknowledging Triller’s unprecedented introduction to the boxing scene. “Obviously we went against all the major [legacy companies], like ESPN. Everyone wanted this, but per our motto — ‘You do you’ — we allowed Tyson to express himself on our platform that’s all about creating and defining that cultural moment … and that’s why Tyson agreed to do it.”Amidst the pandemic’s rocky economy and TikTok’s uncertain future in the United States, CNBC reported that Triller paid a whopping $50 million for the exclusive rights to the event.“I can’t comment on rumors like that,” Lu said regarding exclusive’s reported price tag. “But look, at the end of the day we believe in Tyson, we believe in this cultural event … and I believe history will tell us this was the right move for us.”Techcrunch reported earlier this month that Triller was seeking $250 million in funding that would push its valuation to over $1 billion, citing a source with knowledge of the matter. This would be an Olympic-length leap from its $130 million valuation reported last October by the Wall Street Journal.A three-hour live event, the Tyson vs. Jones bout will last eight rounds and be part of a multiple-fight card. The event will also include significant undercard matches as well as musical performances to be announced in the coming weeks.The fight will also be available on traditional pay-per-view platforms and the cost of the event is reported to be $49.99.The fight, dubbed “Frontline Battle,” will be the first event in a series produced under Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League, a venture owned by Tyson and CEO of Eros Innovation Sophie Watts. Per the deal, all rights for “Frontline Battle” are controlled by Triller. Lu has also teased further collaboration.“We haven’t announced anything … but our goal is to move forward [working with them],” Lu told ABC News.Lu added that Triller would be presenting similar events in the world of sports, music and entertainment in the near future.Tyson himself has taken to Triller in anticipation for the event — sporting Triller attire with a promotional “Triller Presents” intro. His announcement video received over 4 million views on the platform.Tyson is known as one of the most feared heavyweights in history, claiming the division for himself throughout the late ’80s. He became the youngest heavyweight champion in history with a 37-0 record before the world witnessed one of the greatest upsets in sports history: Tyson was knocked out by James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo in July 1990.Jones went on to be named the best boxer of the 1990s by Ring Magazine. After nearly 50 victories in the ring, Jones finally met defeat in a controversial disqualification against Montell Griffin. Jones swiftly repaid the favor in the first round of a rematch shortly after.Although Tyson’s upcoming fight is slated to be an exhibition match, according to Andy Foster of the California State Athletic Commission, Triller plans to present a Vegas-scale event as the world-renowned champions return to the arena.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img September 15, 2020 /Sports News – National The app fueling Mike Tyson’s long-awaited return to the ringlast_img read more

#OUSU2014 live

first_img@ousunews Anyone wanting an explanation about STV, do let me know!— Martine Wauben (@Yokailo) November 20, 2014 22:20 OUSU elections never seem to disappoint (at least the two I’ve followed haven’t). 2014 might have had fewer scandals than in previous years, might have been friendlier, and had a lower turnout but it’s still been exciting to follow.Congratulations to the successful candidates and commiserations to those who lost. It’s been great fun live live-blogging (although I’m never going to forgive Jack Matthews for his unprovoked attack on my “vomit of blog”). Hopefully this’ll even serve as a record of events for the future. Thanks for reading to the end and have a great night.21:56 Here’s some more ‘best of Twitter’Who run the world? #ousu2014— Jane Cahill (@JanaCahill) November 20, 2014 21:42 I embedded that as a tweet because I’m getting so good at it now that it would be a shame not to.21:41 Credit to the RO. The full results and breakdown are available here:Full breakdown of the #OUSU2014 results available online at http://t.co/9eJ1fGC06D— Martine Wauben (@Yokailo) November 20, 201421:35 “I’d like to thank the whole alphabet”, Becky on winning. I’m going to share that photo again, because it’s great.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10567%%[/mm-hide-text]21:30 More twitter reaction:Absolutely delighted Becky Howe elected @ousunews president. She’ll be amazing. For 1st time in years we have majority women sabb team 🎉🎉🎉— Helena Dollimore (@helenadollimore) November 20, 2014 Forget #OUSU2014, tonight’s big result took place in @SomervilleJCR pic.twitter.com/p03LKCaYXe— Luke Barratt (@lukewbarratt) November 20, 201421:55 Wow that was close:VP AcAff race was won in the end by 2 votes. #ousu2014— Riddler on the Roof (@ajriddles) November 20, 2014 21:44 OUSU’s VP Women:What an amazing election: no official complaints; incredibly worthy candidates; exciting results (w lots of women!) #democracy— Anna Bradshaw (@OUSU_Women) November 20, 2014 17:45 There’s only 15 minutes left. The suspense is getting to me now. 17:44 More stats to come! Don’t worry.17:38 We published an article earlier showing there was confusion about this year’s voting process (see it here), and a Cherwell poll (of just over 200 students) subsequently shows that around 1/5 of those who voted experienced some sort of difficulty. That’s breaking news. 17:33 Cherwell’s conducted a poll to help you gain an idea of what might happen in these elections which we’ll be sharing in a moment, but in the meantime if you fancy some reading, checkout this piece Alex Bartram (who was a presidential candidate in last year’s elections) wrote for us: http://www.cherwell.org/news/oxford/2014/11/17/ten-thoughts-on-this-years-ousu-elections 17:32 … as does (rather predictably) the official OUSU twitter account 30 mins left to vote in #OUSU2014 Elections – http://t.co/SRODL6aIcz (log-in via single sign-on)! [email protected] http://t.co/6gCju1JXww— OUSU (@ousunews) November 20, 201417:31 Greg Auger, an independent candidate for VP Access and Academic Affairs reminds people to vote: 18:32 Here’s a trip down memory lane (or, if you’re a fresher, a history lesson) in the form of last year’s live blog: http://www.cherwell.org/news/oxford/2013/11/19/ousu-elections-live-blog. I think it’s quite interesting.18:27 One fresher, who wished to remain anonymous, told Cherwell they’d felt, “underwhelmed” by the elections. “I’m glad I voted, as I think it’s important that our SU is representative, but it’s a bit worrying that there’s so little fuss made”, they added.18:23 Did you vote? Did you decide not to? Who did you vote? Why? How has this election shaped up to expectations? Let us know any of your election-related thoughts by tweeting or commenting below and we’ll share them.18:17 Polls are closed now, of course, but in case you wanted to see what you’ve voted for, Cherwell produced a video debate between the candidates for OUSU President.   21:23 Has it sunk in?[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10567%%[/mm-hide-text]21:19 A successful slate:[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10566%%[/mm-hide-text]21:15 Here’s some twitter reaction to the results:YAY!!! Delighted with our new pres Becky Howe! #ousu2014— Esther (@Esther__Hodges) November 20, 2014The absence of Oxide playing ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ this year perhaps symbolic of the decline and fall of OULC #ousu2014— Nathan Akehurst (@nathanakehurst) November 20, 2014If I heard that correctly, I got the most 1st preferences! (but that’s not the same as a win under AV) #ousu2014— Greg Auger (@GregAuger) November 20, 2014 Conspicuous absence of Carlos Tejon from @Cherwell_Online‘s #ousu2014 coverage — Rowan Borchers (@RowanBorchers) November 20, 201419:40 Oxide Radio (and Jack Matthews) you’re coverage is not loud enough! Can’t hear you at all.19:38 Nick Cooper responds to our earlier post about his election strategy…One for @Cherwell_Online @jackjmatthews @OUSU_Pres @Yokailo – I’ve calmed down from election nerves, thanks to gin. pic.twitter.com/teToSK4ZIl— Nick Cooper (@drnickcooper) November 20, 2014 19:37 Just got dinner. Nothing between me and the election results now.19:06 I’m not the only one having that thought…[email protected] playing Robyn on @Oxide_Radio‘s coverage of #OUSU2014. Where do we go from here omg.— Luke Barratt (@lukewbarratt) November 20, 2014 19:03 Jack Matthews is playing Robyn on Oxide Radio and no one knows why. 18:58 Well that was exciting. I’m sitting in the middle of Cherwell’s Election Coverage HQ listening to a repeat of last week’s Oxide election broadcast (I am probably the only listener) and suddenly Louis Trup comes on the air. He says it’s chaotic in OUSU offices. There are chocolate wrappers and empty bottles everywhere apparently. If he thinks that’s “absolute chaos”, then he probably doesn’t want to visit the Cherwell offices. 18:12 Here are some more stats from our survey, as promised (these are the highlights):70% of people who did vote agreed ‘I believe that it is my duty as a student to vote for the student Union’40% of people not voting said they ‘did not have enough time to find out about candidates’A quarter of people voting did so because a friend asked them to vote for them18:08 Candidate for BME and Anti-Racism Office Nikhil Venkatesh of Corpus Christi tells Cherwell he was “really well-received on the doorstep today, very excited for what looks like being a very close set of elections.”18:07 So what happens until results are announced on Oxide Radio at 9:00pm? Well, Cherwell will fill you in on what’s happening across the slates and all the candidates. 18:00 Polls are closed. That’s it. No more voting. The fates of candidates are sealed. Will it be relief or nerves hitting them now? We’ll be hearing from candidates in a second…17:55 Are things getting desperate? Or is a student politician showing a sense of humour? I’ve got 19p of budget left in #ousu2014 – anyone willing to sell me their vote? #joking #IsThisLegit— Greg Auger (@Greg4Oxford) November 20, 201417:54 Other people are just as excited it seems. Here’s a tweet from Chris Pike, although obviously it’s only five minutes (five!) until polls close now.Vote vote vote vote vote vote in your #OUSU2014 elections! Go to http://t.co/1IN4ad4P7F and follow the links. You have FIFTEEN MINS. #gogogo— Chris Pike (@OUSU_WEO) November 20, 2014 18:55 Just to let you know that we have teams covering all the slates and as many of the independents as possible. We’ll share photos, quotes, and whatever else we can get our hands on as soon as we get hold of them.18:53 Here’s a brief round-up of what’s happened in the election campaigns as of yet:Nominations closed two weeks ago. 8 positions have no candidates running and 19 are uncontested. Veterans of OUSU will be able to tell you how unusual this is.Hustings took place across colleges, all the information we have following these suggest the elections will be tight.Polls closed at 18:00. We now wait in suspense.18:43 Surprised (joking) to see #ousu2014 is not trending on twitter, but I predict it’ll pick up as the night goes on. There are jobs and futures at stake here, remember.18:41 We’ve heard (from a fairly credible source, I think) that the count has begun. I don’t know how much counting is involved in a digital vote, but something is underway.18:37 We’re used to candidates trying their best to stand out from the crowd (although with 8 positions unfilled and 19 elections uncontested this year, it’s a stretch to call it a crowd), but I’m not sure we’ve seen animals feature this heavily in an election campaign before…As a hamster and non-student member, Peachy can’t vote, but he wanted me to pass this message on #ousu2014 @ForOxford pic.twitter.com/4oVYWEC0X9— Eden Tanner (@EdenTanner) November 19, 2014 21:07 Here’s a photo of Robert’s crew:[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10565%%[/mm-hide-text]BREAKING: BECKY HOWE WINS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION21:00 RESULTS:Total voters: 3143Turn-out: Around 14%President: (vote share is first preferences, not total)Becky Howe: 1343Will Obeney: 633Adam Roberts: 461RON: 182Winner: Becky HoweACAF: (vote share is first preferences, not total)Greg Auger: 763Eden Bailey:478Cat Jones: 719Flora Sheldon: 467RON: 91 20:15 And here are the scenes in For Oxford’s campaign centre:[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10564%%[/mm-hide-text]20:12 Out in deepest darkest Cowley Right to Education are having their gathering. Nervous but optimistic our reporter reckons.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10563%%[/mm-hide-text]20:05 Here’s an update from the Adams camp. According to our reporter Elliot Burns the team is “in quite high spirits”. Is that because Nick Clegg seems to have joined them or a reference to the (neccessary) drinking that is going on?[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10562%%[/mm-hide-text]19:57 Fantastic enthusiasm from our news reporters covering election HQs. Suzie Marshall, covering John’s, has just told us “eee I’m actually really excited” and Harry Gosling, hanging out with Right to Education says he’s tempted to buy a bottle of wine to fit in. Enjoy it guys.19:55 Think music choice is very revealing of Oxide presenters. Just putting it out there.19:52 Dubious connection there.Christmas lights up for #OUSU2014 pic.twitter.com/YinwvvpyLJ— Charlie Atkins (@kinsCharlie) November 20, 201419:47 15% is Nick Cooper’s ‘guestimate’ at turnout levels. Less door-knocking will be a contributing factor, he says19:44 Sorry Rowan, Carlos couldn’t be reached for comment. 20:30 Only 30 minutes left until the announcement. That is if the time we’ve been given is correct. “Before or at 9:00” is the official line according to James Blythe.20:28 Here’s a prediction for you:  pic.twitter.com/LNqBdZmI6N— Luke Barratt (@lukewbarratt) November 20, 201420:24 Breaking news, but it comes too late to sway the results. Hussein the kebab provider officially backed For Oxford in the campaign.20:23 Flora Sheldon tells Cherwell, “This week’s been so much fun. We’ve been to 27 colleges, it’s been such a great team building thing. And we haven’t overeaten or overdrank at all. We are all definitely still sane.”20:21 Here’s a message from Tom Rutland in full:“Good luck to all the candidates running today – it’s tough putting yourself and your ideas up to public scrutiny and they should all be proud of the positive campaigns they’ve run”20:19 Friendly message from Team Women to the other candidates:Good luck to all the candidates running, thank you for a very amicable election! ❤️ #ousu2014— Team Women (@TeamWomen2014) November 20, 201420:17 It’s getting exciting now. Here’s some gossip for you. Tom Rutland has wished all the candidates good luck. That was nice. Winner: Cat Jones (due to second, third, and fourth preference votes)Other results to follow soon.20:55 Nervous now. And I’m not even running. We’ll bring you results in full ASAP, of course.20:50 Results are in. They’re keeping them secret until 9:00 though. Ten minutes. Ahh.20:47 Oxide presenters seem to have left their Facebook notification noises on, which are being broadcast live. Seriously debating sending them all messages to see who it is.20:43 Apparently Louis Trup is to blame for what has been called “a bad bop set” on Oxide by Twitter. Here’s the justification for his music choice:@lukewbarratt @LJTrup @Oxide_Radio They are all related to the current events. Obvs.— Louis ‘OUSU’ Trup (@OUSU_Pres) November 20, 201420:38 Ahh Oxide what did we do to annoy you? 20:36 Interesting stats here:Interesting stats on FB engagement #ousu2014 #NoIndicationOfResults pic.twitter.com/PQBTK3e7YG— Greg Auger (@GregAuger) November 20, 201420:32 Barnaby Raine tells Cherwell, “Jack Matthews has a low threshold for what counts as fun”. 4 fantastic candidates to be the new VP (Access & Academic Affairs) : Cat Jones will be great, as they all would have been— James Blythe (@OUSU_AcAff) November 20, 2014Never really understood why #ousu2014 happens so early. They’ve elected their sabb team for 15/16 already!— Jim Dickinson (@jim_dickinson) November 20, 201421:27 Unsuccessful candidate for Access and Academic Affairs Flora Sheldon tells Cherwell, “Oxford’s really amazing, they’ve got fantastic representation now. I wouldn’t have run with anyone else.” Graceful in defeat. A lot of respect for that. Introducing your new sabs from Team ABC #OUSU2014 pic.twitter.com/Rjse24ImEo— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) November 20, 2014 35 minutes left to vote and get your voice heard: http://t.co/ct7tBqODS1 #votegreg #ousu2014— Greg Auger (@Greg4Oxford) November 20, 201417:27 There are lots of unknowns in this year’s election. Will this be the year that proves ‘mega-slates’ are a thing of the past? Will turnout be as low as expected? Predictions have been made and debates had, but the only conclusive answers will come at around 9:00, when the counts are published. Stay in touch until then.17:23 40 minutes left and candidates will be knocking on their last doors, and phoning up the last of their contacts. If you haven’t voted, do so here: http://ousu.org/representing-you/elections/2014/. We don’t want to be setting records for turn-out for all the wrong reasons.17:15 The official hashtag for this event (in case you didn’t get it from the headline) is #ousu2014. 17:14 It’s all getting exciting as the deadline approaches. Candidate for VP Graduates Nick Cooper seemed to be looking forward to the end as long as two hours ago…3 hours left to vote @ForOxford. 3 hours till gin… 3 hours till gin… #ousu2014 #allthegin http://t.co/btPoNuUAru— Nick Cooper (@drnickcooper) November 20, 201417:03 But before any of the results come in, don’t forget that there’s just under an hour left to cast your vote. Make sure you excercise your democratic right! You can do so here: http://ousu.org/representing-you/elections/2014/Start, 17:00 It happens once a year towards the end of the year as the weather turns colder. No, it’s not Christmas (although to some people it’s just as big a deal), but OUSU elections. By around 9:00 this evening we’ll know who will be representing us next year. Get in touch and we’ll feature you here, but make sure you keep refreshing this page for the latest updates too.last_img read more

FLUFFY CHICKENS (Midtown Community School)

first_img× FLUFFY CHICKENS — Kindergarten teacher Mrs. DiAntonio and student Brielle Hilinsky cuddle two fluffy chickens at the Midtown Community School petting zoo!last_img

County Zoo’s Female Snow Leopard Dies

first_imgHimani was euthanized Friday. (Photo courtesy of the Cape May County Zoo) The Cape May County Zoo is sad to report the passing of Himani, a female snow leopard.Himani was peacefully euthanized Friday following a battle with cancer, the county announced in a news release.Himani was born in June 2003 and came to the Cape May County Zoo in 2009 from the Knoxville Zoo.Upon her arrival, she was paired with Vijay, the zoo’s male snow leopard, and over the next four years, Himani and Vijay would successfully rear four litters of cubs.She proved to be an excellent mother, successfully raising seven healthy and strong cubs. Her accomplishment had impacts felt throughout the country.Her contributions to the Species Survival Program (SSP) came at a critical time when snow leopard breeding success was at a low point.Her cubs, after maturity, would move on to other zoos across the country, where they would carry on her legacy and genetics to raise cubs of their own.“Himani was an incredible mother, and an important member of our zoo family. She will certainly be missed by the staff and visitors,” said Dr. Alex Ernst, associate veterinarian at the zoo.Dr. Ernst added, “We feel fortunate that she was here with us during the past 12 years.  Her contributions to the conservation of her species and to the future of the Cape May County Zoo are immeasurable.”The birth of Himani’s cubs proved to be a turning point for the Cape May County Zoo. The zoo gained national attention through the successful birth of seven snow leopard cubs and it made the zoo a must-visit destination throughout the region.“On behalf of myself and my colleagues on the (Cape May) County Board of Commissioners, we are truly saddened by the passing of Himani. She was a superstar and a huge draw for visitors who made a visit to the snow leopard habitat one of their top attractions,” said County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the Cape May County Parks and Zoo.Hayes continued, “I want to thank the zoo veterinarians and zoo staff for their care and dedication as they cared for Himani during her battle with cancer. She will be missed.”The Cape May County Zoo is open daily from 10 am. until 3:30 p.m. The parks are open from 7 a.m. until dusk daily.Visitors from age 2 and above are required to wear masks, social distance, and follow the directional signage in the zoo, for the safety of the staff, animals, and others.last_img read more

33-year-old struck, killed by vehicle on State Road 23 in South Bend identified

first_img 33-year-old struck, killed by vehicle on State Road 23 in South Bend identified Facebook By Brooklyne Beatty – December 23, 2020 0 930 Twitter TAGS27th Streetcrashfatalhit and runIndianapedestrianSt. Joseph Countystate road 23 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNewscenter_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Google+ (95.3 MNC) The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team continues to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early this morning on State Road 23 near 27th Street in South Bend.The collision happened around 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, when the driver of a grey Chevy Cruz heading southwest on State Road 23 struck the pedestrian.The pedestrian has been identified as Juante M. Barry, 33.Barry was walking in the unlit street wearing dark clothing, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.The 44-year-old driver, from Mishawaka, was cooperative with the investigation.Barry was pronounced dead at the scene. Previous articleIndiana health leaders believe state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has been understatedNext articleResident injured while trying to escape from burning home in South Bend Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Press release: Chair of the Single Financial Guidance Body appointed

first_imgFollow DWP on: Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 Sir Hector Sants said: I am delighted to be appointed chair of the Single Financial Guidance Body. This is an important leadership role with 2 key challenges. In the short-term the dissolution of the 3 existing government sponsored guidance providers and the transition to a single financial guidance body, longer term the new organisation has the opportunity to materially help people better manage their money and in consequence enhance their wellbeing. I look forward to working with the new Board and the executive team to take forward this exciting and important mandate. More informationSince retiring from full-time work Sir Hector Sants’ focus has been on working to help people manage their money as well as circumstances allow, and promoting a fairer financial system which works for everyone. This reflects his belief that being able to manage money well is an essential life skill.He is currently chairman of StepChange Debt Charity, the UK’s biggest debt advice charity. He is also a trustee of Just Finance, a charity which collaborates with the Church of England to promote a fairer financial system, and a member of the UK’s Financial Capability Board.Between 1977 and 2014 he had an executive career in financial services and regulation, which included serving as the CEO of the Financial Services Authority from 2007 to 2012, European CEO of Credit Suisse and a partner of stockbrokers Phillips & Drew.Remuneration during the set-up phase is £80,000 for a minimum of 21 hours a week. Time commitment will be reviewed once the organisation is in a steady state.Sir Hector’s appointment follows an open and competitive process which was overseen by The Office for the Commissioner of Public Appointments.Contact Press Office London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Press Office Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that Sir Hector Sants has been appointed as chair of the Single Financial Guidance Body. He will take up the post from 3 October 2018 for a 5 year term.Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey, said: Consistent with the Public Appointments Code and following a fair and open competition, I welcome Sir Hector Sants as the first chair of the Single Financial Guidance Body. He will play a pivotal role and lead on improving financial capability across Great Britain. Sir Hector brings with him vast experience and knowledge from across a range of private and third sector organisations, including how best to support people with problem debt and build wider financial capability. I and my department look forward to working with him. England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Twitter – www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice Facebook – www.facebook.com/dwp LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/dwp YouTube – www.youtube.com/dwplast_img read more

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Performs On National TV In NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ [Watch]

first_img[Audio: Recorded, edited and seeded by Michael Buzzeo; Uploaded by JamBuzz]If you like Taz, you can catch him during Jazz Fest at Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic featuring Michelangelo Carubba & Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Rob Walker (The Main Squeeze), Chris Bullock & Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy) at The Maison in New Orleans on Sunday, April 29th. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here; and for our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here. Last night, in celebration of Easter Sunday, NBC continued their recent trend of live stage musical broadcasts with a newly adapted production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring John Legend as JC, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Alice Cooper as King Herod, and an immensely talented group of performers to round out the cast.While several highly touted live TV musicals have aired over the last several years, this new adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s cult classic 1970 rock opera was the first to be filmed in front of a large live audience with live musical accompaniment. The teleplay was staged at Marcy Armory and has received rave reviews, with virtually every review noting the palpable energy afforded to the performance by the live audience and accompaniment.One particular member of the backing band will look familiar to Live For Live Music’s readers: young guitar wizard Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who served as a featured soloist during a number of the show’s songs (including its opening number), augmenting the guitar work of band members Tim Quick and Dylan Kondor (pictured above).Taz, of course, has plenty of experience working with the decorated Andrew Lloyd Webber. He originated the role of Zack Mooneyham in the Broadway production of School of Rock: The Musical (music by Webber), and recently made a ripping guest appearance at the special 30th-anniversary performance of Webber’s 1986 hit musical Phantom of the Opera.You can check out a couple of Taz’s appearances below. You can watch all the musical numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar Live! via the NBC YouTube page):Jesus Christ Superstar Overture with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer“Damned for All Time/Blood Money” with Brandon “Taz” NiederauerJesus Christ Superstar wasn’t Taz’s only big show this past weekend. He also performed a Jimi Hendrix tribute show at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre the previous night, billed as the 50th anniversary of Jimi’s iconic record, Electric Ladyland (1968). Listen to full-show audio of the performance below:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer – Jimi Hendrix Tribute – Full Audio – 3/31/18last_img read more

Live Version of Rio is Flying to Brazil; Is Broadway Next?

first_img Cohl also announced that he intends to create a theatrical adaptation of another Fox title: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. The show would tour theaters nationally beginning this winter. View Comments Rio follows Blu, a macaw who was smuggled out of Brazil as a hatchling and grows up in Minnesota. When he returns to Rio de Janeiro, he falls in love with a fellow macaw, Jewel. They embark on an adventure together in their home country, while evading a scheming cockatoo named Nigel. The 2011 film featured the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez , will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and Jane Lynch.center_img Those talking birds may be coming to Broadway! Producer Michael Cohl has revealed plans to stage a live version of the computer-animated 2011 film Rio, according to the Wall Street Journal. The show would launch in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil around the time of the 2016 Olympics in the city. Following that, the show would come to the Great White Way.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Popular Prince & More

first_img Streisand’s Sharing the Mic with Elvis & More After posting a clearly untouched #nofilter portrait with her dog and the world’s most ridiculous cupcakes, Barbra Streisand has taken to her new Instagram account to drop some major news about her latest album, Partners. The album will feature Streisand performing duets with the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Babyface, Josh Groban, Billy Joel and the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. Babs says it best herself: “What an extraordinary collection of talent!” Partners is scheduled for release on September 16. Who Run the World? Benedict Cumberbatch He’s a hot ticket and a hot Prince of Denmark. According to The Daily Telegraph, the forthcoming Cumberbatch-led London production of Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre has become the most in-demand production…ever. Within minutes of going on sale to the public on August 11, hopeful ticket buyers found themselves in an online queue of over 20,000 people. The show registered over 200% more searches than Beyonce and Jay Z’s world tour in the hours after going on sale. The Lyndsey Turner-helmed production does not begin performances until August 5, 2015. Fortunately for a certain Broadway.com News Editor, tickets went on sale to Barbican members earlier this month. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Patti LaBelle Will Make Way for the Clowns Grammy winner and Broadway alum Patti LaBelle is about to get freaky. According to TVLine, LaBelle, who recently starred on the Great White Way in After Midnight, will appear in four episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show as the mother to Gabourey Sidibe’s character. She’ll play a local townsperson who investigates the secrets of the murderous clown Twisty. She joins a slew of Broadway vets who are returning to the series. The site reports that LaBelle’s character will not sing, but here’s hoping that that changes. Because if this golden opportunity doesn’t occur at some point during the season, we will be livid.center_img Mark Ruffalo Wants to Return to the Stage The revival of This Is Our Youth begins on Broadway next week, and Mark Ruffalo can’t wait. The The Normal Heart Emmy nominee, who got his big break in the off-Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play in 1996, told Deadline that he believes the piece will “resonate even deeper now than it did when it came out” and that he’s “thrilled by the cast.” That’s nice, but what about actually getting him back on stage? “I’m dying to come back,” he revealed. “I actually read a beautiful new play by Timothy McNeil that I am going to start just seeing if there’s some interest in it.” Get on that, Ruffalo! View Commentslast_img read more