Casey Nicholaw May Direct Mamma Mia! Sequel

first_img View Comments Related Shows In case you’ve forgotten (it has been over a year), a film sequel to Mamma Mia! could be a reality. The movie is still in development, and producer Judy Craymer will focus on the project after the long-running ABBA-filled musical plays its final Broadway performance on September 12. According to the New York Post, Tony winner Casey Nicholaw may direct.Phyllida Lloyd helmed the 2008 big screen adaptation of the tuner; that film remains one of the top-grossing movie musicals of all time. Nicholaw’s myriad directing and choreographing credits include The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten! and Aladdin, as well as the incoming Tuck Everlasting and a London production of Dreamgirls. This would be his first major screen credit; he’s helmed a season two episode of Smash.The Post now reports that Meryl Strep and Pierce Brosnan would likely reprise their roles as Donna and Sam, though nothing is official. And Mamma Mia! wouldn’t be Mamma Mia! without the songs of ABBA, so now may be a good time to brush up on those B-sides that didn’t make the cut in the first musical. Mamma Mia! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015last_img read more

Don’t just think about innovation – innovate!

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Conference keynoter aims to make disruption practical.Luke Williams fights against “innovation fatigue.”Williams, who will keynote America’s Credit Union Conference/World Credit Union Conference in Denver July 12-15, says many business leaders start rolling their eyes whenever they hear the word “innovation.”For many, “innovation” is just a “marketing term” or “superficial buzzword,” he says. But innovation is incredibly important to future organizational success.With his 2011 book “Disrupt” and through speaking engagements, Williams attempts to codify innovation and make it practical for businesses to innovate on a day-to-day basis.“Innovation is a skill that can be learned by anyone regardless of their background,” says Williams, who speaks with an Australian accent. continue reading »last_img read more

Stocks like Marriott & Peloton will thrive after the vaccine arrives

first_imgAnalysts say there’s a whole host of stocks set to rise now that a coronavirus vaccine appears close to reality. Earlier this week Pfizer announced its vaccine was more than 90% effective and that has Wall Street analysts feeling more bullish on a slew of companies.CNBC Pro looked through recent Wall Street research to find stocks with more upside after the pandemic. Pedestrians pass in front of a worker installing plywood outside a Marriott hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Nov. 2, 2020.Christopher Dilts | Bloomberg | Getty Images – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgColombia: The Ministry of Finance and Cali city authority are expected to call tenders this month for the construction of a metro network.Czech Republic: Local residents are pressing for a station at Bohnice on the proposed KC7bn extension of Praha metro Line C to Llast_img

Ripley County Third Graders Participate In Ag Day

first_imgArea third graders were at the fairgrounds Wednesday.OSGOOD, Ind. – Area third graders had the opportunity to learn about agriculture during the annual Ag Day at Ripley County Fairgrounds Wednesday.Over 300 students from Jac-Cen-Del, Milan, South Ripley and Batesville attended the event that featured a variety of organizations.In addition to learning about agriculture, students also conducted classes with groups such as Ripley County Health Department, Ripley County EMA and the Southeastern Career Center Health Occupation Students of America.last_img read more

Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland

first_imgRelatedPosts Chelsea forward joins Crystal Palace on loan Denmark hold England to draw UEFA Nations League: Barella sinks Holland as Italy get back on winning trail Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi scored twice as the hosts eased to a 5-1 victory over Iceland and a 12th win in a row in their UEFA Nations League clash on Tuesday.In the match at the King Baudouin Stadium, Holmbert Fridjonsson gave Iceland an early lead. But Axel Witsel, Batshuayi, Dries Mertens and teenager Jeremy Doku all scored to ensure there would be no surprise result.Belgium lead the League A Group 2 standings with a maximum haul of six points from two games, followed by England on four, Denmark with one and Iceland none.Roberto Martinez’s side will next be in action against England at Wembley on Oct. 11 with only the top team in each pool advancing to the Nations League finals.Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, named Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) in England shortly before kick-off.He returned to the team after missing Saturday’s 2-0 win in Denmark following the birth of his third child. It was a lively start to the game with three goals inside the opening 16 minutes as Iceland grabbed the lead through Fridjonsson.The tall striker had already missed a golden chance with a free header from close range.That was when his deflected shot from the edge of the area looped over debutant Belgium goalkeeper Koen Casteels and into the net.That delight for the visitors was to be short-lived though as Witsel scored moments later with a header after Mertens’ free-kick had rebounded off the crossbar.Batshuayi also netted from a rebound when Witsel’s shot was pushed into his path by Iceland goalkeeper Ogmundur Kristinsson. Mertens scored his second goal in as many games early in the second half after being teed up by the influential De Bruyne and Batshuayi netted his second with a lovely backheel finish.Doku, 18, scored his first international goal on his maiden start for the side with an excellent curling shot 10 minutes from the end to complete a solid run-out for the home side.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Axel WitselBelgiumHolmbert FridjonssonJeremy DokuMichy BatshuayiUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

Competitive siblings take talents to track

first_imgSophomore Ann and junior Joe Detmer share more than a sibling bond — they also share a passion for the same sport. Growing up in Lodi, Wis., just a half hour away from the University of Wisconsin campus, these two runners did what every sibling does at a younger age, compete and clash. Put their 19-year-old brother Pat who wrestles at UW-Oshkosh into the mix, and you have a breeding ground for family drama.”[It] was typical brother stuff — never anything too serious,” Ann said. “If we fought, it was about petty stuff. We just competed in just about everything, we ran around being kids — a lot of punching, kicking — [but] nothing serious.”Joe insisted, however, that life in the Detmer household wasn’t all that dramatic.”[My sister and I] were pretty good. I actually had a brother (Pat) whom I liked to tease a little more than I should, but pretty much we all got along well; there’s just that little kid teasing we had going on when we were younger.”A topic for teasing that Pat and Ann used for a while was directed toward Joe and the fact that he never achieved something his younger siblings can lay claim to — winning state. While Ann won state her senior year of high school in the 800-meter run and her brother Pat won it in wrestling, Joe finished a mere second in the 400-meter dash.Keeping the competitive spirit, though, Joe has achieved an even greater accolade than his siblings because he has won a Big Ten title. Two years ago he took home the distinction when he raced to a first-place finish in the 600-meter dash.”There’s a lot of give-and-take because he can say that he’s been Big Ten champ and we haven’t been, so there are a lot of things that we can get back at each other with,” Ann said.Although teasing was a part of growing up, when it comes to school, both Ann and Joe are all business. Track has always taken a backseat to school, the two Detmers said. And between the two, there isn’t a lot of time for a social life.”Homework and a lot of studying — I feel that that’s all I’ve done lately — homework and run,” said Ann.”Basically [I] get up, go to class, come to practice and then study pretty much all night,” Joe added. “There’s not a lot of free time.”Joe, the two-time All-American, showed his level of commitment in the classroom by earning Academic all-Big Ten for the 2004 season and becoming a member of the Dean’s List during the 2004 fall semester.Yet despite not having the same credentials as her brother, Ann is not to be outdone. Her plans with a biology degree may include a career in medicine or research.On the field Joe excels as well. His primary event is, well, all of them — he’s a decathlete. Literally, he participates in every event from sprinting, throwing and distance to jumping and vaulting. Simply put, he does it all. Some see this versatility as impressive, Joe tributes it to stupidity and acknowledges that there’s room for improvement.”There’s a little bit of natural talent, but it’s also a lot of stupidity because you don’t really want to focus on one thing,” Joe explained. “You get bored real quick, so you have to just play around with anything. … We’re often teased that we’re the people on the team that aren’t good at anything but are OK at just about everything, so I just want to get good at everything I have to do.”The area he specifically needs to improve is his field events. His natural endurance and speed allow him to shine in the running portions of the decathlon, but those abilities are rendered useless when it comes to throwing and jumping.Ann is not quite at the same level as her brother, regarding her laurels on the track, but she is two years his junior. While Joe consistently places among the top five or six at major meets, Ann finishes toward the middle of the pack. Steady improvement over the past two years is a step in the right direction that even her brother compliments on.”I think that I need to develop my speed a lot more because most runners who come into college tend to move up in college to build more endurance,” Ann said. “I’m kind of the opposite; I ran the 800 and mile in high school, and they kept me at the 800 [here], so I think just working on my speed — because the endurance is there.”Track is a good thing for both siblings, and who knows what’s in store down the road. All they’re thinking about now is finishing the year strong whether it’s on the track or in the classroom.last_img read more

Nigeria football board sacks Nigeria FA President

first_imgThe board meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation which sat in Abuja on Thursday, has voted for the immediate dismissal of NFF President Aminu Maigari. In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, reviewed the situation after the vacation of Court Injunction as well as the resultant lifting of suspension by FIFA, and resolved as follows: Exhaustive – After thorough and exhaustive deliberations on the uncalled-for secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the Federation and failure to call meeting of the Executive Committee for the past eight (8) months, during which so many weighty decisions on Nigeria football had been taken by a small cabal within the Board, the Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on the NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari. – In view of the above, the Committee approved the immediate dismissal of Alhaji Aminu Maigari, from the NFF Executive Committee on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration. – The Committee resolved to mandate the 1st Vice President, Chief Mike Okeke Umeh as Acting President, to preside over the affairs of the Federation, pending the composition of the new NFF Executive Committee after the elections of Tuesday, 26th August, 2014. Dictates – The Executive Committee commended world football –governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football for its keen interest in the development of Nigeria football and pledged that the country will continue to abide by the dictates of FIFA and CAF Statutes and the FIFA –approved NFF Statutes.     – Executive Committee thanked Nigerians from far and near for their patience and understanding during the crisis period and reiterated that concerted efforts are geared towards the development of football in Nigeria. The communique was signed by Alhaji Muazu Suleyman.last_img read more

Darletta Oleson, 56, Wellington: Aug. 7, 1956 – Feb. 18, 2013; Funeral set for Friday, March 8

first_imgDarletta OlesonDarletta Oleson, 56, of Wellington died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8th at the Geuda Springs Cemetery in Geuda Springs, Kansas. No visitation is scheduled. A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit Sue Oleson was born on August 7, 1956 the daughter of Darl and Betty Casement Gurnee in Arkansas City. She was a 1974 graduate of Arkansas City High School. She was united in marriage with Dale Oleson on March 8, 1982 in Arkansas City. Darletta worked at Futures Unlimited and later at Wal-Mart and she was also a homemaker.Surviving to honor her memory are her son, Devon Oleson and wife Kim of Wellington. daughter Tera Cox and husband Whitney of Arkansas City. brother, Tom Gurnee of Van Couver, WA and five grandchildren; Alexis Oleson, Brandon Oleson, Dylan Cox, Brett Cox and Garet Cox.Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Dale in 2005 and son Marty in 1995 as well as brother, John Gurnee.last_img read more

City of Wellington making gas company repairs; Candy Cane restrooms back open

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The following are various reports issued by the City of Wellington this afternoon:Kansas Gas Company Repairs: Kansas Gas Company will begin repairing the alley between Washington and Jefferson, north of 8th Street on Tuesday, Aug. 30. A portion of the alley will remain closed for seven days to allow the concrete to cure.———Candy Cane restroom back open:  The Candy Cane restroom, recently vandalized, has been repainted and is now open.  As a result of the vandalism last week, the City spent 12 man hours with a total of approximately $300 for the repairs.———Labor day schedule: Due to the observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5, the Landfill and Compost Site will be closed.  The Monday refuse collection routes for that week will be picked up on Tuesday.———Low chlorine levels: The City is currently experiencing low chlorine residual issues within the water distribution system. Water production and distribution crews are working together to resolve the issue. The City will be making some minor adjustments to their chlorination process in an attempt to stabilize the residual through the distribution system.This is a standard process that is used in distribution systems to pull water throughout the system.If you have any questions, please call Jason Newberry at 620-326-3631 or the following:Water Production: (620) 434-5353. Water Distribution (620) 326-3011.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more