The Today Show kicked off its revamped Sunday show on April 17, and the schedule was wide enough to include a visit to the hottest ticket on Broadway. Willie Geist sat down with Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., who takes on the role of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster musical. The star showed Geist the backstage halls and wings, including his hidden spot on stage where he can spy on the audience (so be on your best behavior when you’re in the room where it happens). Odom calls the whole experience “exciting, wonderful, trying” and “challenging,” but he also has is eyes on the future: “Now what I’m looking forward to is the opportunity to take a step back and learn.” Until he takes that step (he’s currently scheduled to leave this summer), catch him at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Star Files Hamilton Willie Geist & Leslie Odom Jr. View Comments from $149.00 Related Shows Leslie Odom Jr.
28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We all know someone who has a strong, influential impact on everyone they meet – someone who inspires us to be better and to think bigger.It’s easy to assume such individuals are gifted with the confidence and means to exude influence, but there are unique habits that influential people practice to keep their focus on pursuing excellence.Forbes contributor Travis Bradberry says influential people practice nine habits that can be emulated and absorbed until our influence grows. The list includes:Thinking for yourself. He says influential people aren’t swayed by public opinion but, instead, base their opinions on facts. continue reading »
It can be hard to bring in new members to credit unions. And the reality is, that difficulty can be measured in dollars. Member acquisition costs can add up quickly.So, it’s critical to keep new members once you get them. Unfortunately, there’s no secret formula to reducing new member churn.Or is there?What Does a New Member Cost?Credit unions usually spend around $400 to acquire new members, but that number can balloon to around $700. That means that bringing in new members can get expensive, and fast. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police homicide squad detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting Saturday in North Amityville that killed one person and injured two others, police said.Police responded to 66 Coolidge Avenue at 2 a.m. after receiving 911 calls and a Shot Spotter notification alerting authorities to gunfire at that location, police said. It appeared a fight broke out and then multiple shots were fired, police said.Three men were transported to local hospitals for gunshot wounds and a fourth was hospitalized for injuries he sustained during the fight. One of the gunshot victims was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The other injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police said.Police identified the man who was killed as Louis Wilson, 44, of Kansas City, Missouri. There was no information about the shooter.Police said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
“2020, the year we graduated, the coronavirus and all of this,” said graduating senior James Cundy. “It’s been a crazy year and that’s how I am going to think about it. It’s history.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – NYSEG Stadium graduations continued on Saturday with Maine-Endwell’s Class of 2020. NYSEG Stadium is the same field where the Spartans won the 2019 NYSPHSAA baseball regional championship almost a year ago. This time around it was not just athletics, but the whole senior class celebrating an accomplishment. Despite the early morning rain, the field was ready to go in time for the ceremonies. The school separated its 2020 class into four sessions throughout the course of the day. NYSEG Stadium graduations will wrap up on Sunday with Binghamton High School’s ceremonies starting at 9 a.m.
The source suggests that West Ham are looking at ways to reduce their expenses without having to furlough their non-playing staff. read also:Moyes warns Sheffield to forget Tevez ahead of EPL clash They have not yet asked players to take a pay cut or deferral, but they are considering all the available options. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Since there is no football due to the COVID-19 outbreak, clubs are experiencing a financial dry spell. Some players have already taken pay cuts, and it appears that Moyes is willing to lower his salary during these months, per the Evening Standard.Advertisement West Ham United boss David Moyes has volunteered to take a pay cut. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous AdultsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
Update on the latest sports Nembhard has decided to transfer after averaging 11.2 points, 5.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the Gators as a sophomore last season. Nembhard entered the NBA draft last month and hired NCAA-certified agent Jaafar Choufani so he could retain his college eligibility. He took a similar approach after his freshman year and eventually returned to Florida after not getting invited to the NBA scouting combine.Nembhard will have two years of college eligibility remaining.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPremier League gets approval for June 17 restartUNDATED (AP) — The English Premier League has been given government approval to press ahead with its June 17 restart, although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing. Further details of the league’s plans for dealing with coronavirus cases have been disclosed with clubs likely to have to play even if they only have 15 fit squad members. The league says there have been no positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 testing. Morrow was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1989.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH-SPORTS REAXGoodell: ‘Tragic events’ call for ‘urgent need for action’NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says an urgent need for action remains following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests around the country that have followed. LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Price hasn’t thrown a meaningful pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he’s showing himself to be a generous teammate.A club spokesman has confirmed that Price will give $1,000 each to 220 Dodgers minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture. Those players will continue to receive $400 a week from the Dodgers at least through June.Price has yet to play a regular-season game for the Dodgers because the start of the season has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. He was acquired in a February trade with the Boston Red Sox.The 34-year-old left-hander is on a $217 million, seven-year contract that runs through 2021.NFL-NEWS In other NFL news:— Former Chicago Bears star safety Roosevelt Taylor has died at 82. Taylor was an All-Pro in 1963 when the Bears won the title. He played his first nine NFL seasons with Chicago, 1961-69, appearing in every game. Taylor led the league in interceptions in 1963 with nine. He finished his NFL career with 32 interceptions, 23 with the Bears.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-FLORIDA-NEMBHARDFlorida’s Nembhard withdraws from NBA draft, transfersGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft, but he’ll be playing elsewhere. Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancerUNDATED (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs.Pat Killorin created the Friends of Floyd page last Sunday to help raise money for costs associated with curing what he calls “a treatable but aggressive form of cancer.”Little was a three-time All-American at Syracuse from 1964-66 and was selected sixth overall in the 1967 combined AFL-NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He spent his entire nine-year career with the franchise and rushed for 6,323 yards and 43 touchdowns. In 1971 he led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,133 and yards from scrimmage with 1,388. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.Little is 77. The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage. La Liga said the government gave authorization on Saturday for squads to practice together. Until now, players had been limited to individual training before progressing to small groups.Bayern Munich beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 5-0 for its fourth straight win since the resumption of the Bundesliga in empty stadiums. The champions moved 10 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.Ukraine’s Premier League restarted Saturday, but one game was called off when an unspecified number of soccer players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The league is playing its first games since March 15, with Kolos and Desna kicking off the opening match.Also in European soccer, a former sports minister in France says the government was too hasty in calling off soccer leagues this season. Patrick Kanner thinks the leagues were pressured into canceling, saying in a French radio interview that they weren’t given any choice and could have possibly resumed play in June. France is the only one of Europe’s five major soccer leagues to cancel its season.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic: May 30, 2020 Associated Press From New York to Los Angeles and several cities in between, thousands protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men.Floyd was a handcuffed black man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes. Officer Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests have prompted many sports figures to speak out in recent days. MLB-DODGERS-PRICEPrice to give to Dodgers minor leaguers TRACK-OBIT-MORROWSprinting great Morrow diesSAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Bobby Joe Morrow has died at 84 of natural causes, according to his family.Morrow won his three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, capturing the 100 and 200 meters and anchoring the champion 400 relay team for the United States. He matched the world record of 20.6 seconds in the 200 and helped the relay squad set a world record.Earlier in 1956 he successfully defended his AAU 100-yard title and swept the sprints for Abilene Christian at the national college championships. He was honored as “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated and won the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Award the following year. — United States Tennis Association officials continue to work on plans to hold the U.S. Open as scheduled. Among the possibilities are charter flights to ferry players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. There could be negative COVID-19 tests before traveling, centralized housing and daily temperature checks. USTA chief executive for professional tennis Stacey Allaster tells The Associated Press that all plans remain fluid, and no decisions have been made. Allaster added that if the USTA board does decide to go forward with the Open, she expects it to be held at its usual site and in its usual spot on the calendar.— The South African government says it’s maintaining a ban on all contact sports because of the coronavirus. That means the country’s professional rugby teams and its world champion Springboks will remain out of action. The sports minister’s announcement Saturday came as South Africa prepares to further ease lockdown on Monday and open up most of its economy as part of a phased relaxation of restrictions. Professional non-contact sports competitions will be allowed in some regions. Rugby teams can resume training if protocols are in place, including mandatory screening.— The Austrian Health Ministry has approved safety conditions for Austria to host two Formula One Grand Prix races in July. The first 10 races of the season have either been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but F1 could finally return with back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on July 5 and 12. The double-header would have no spectators and only a limited number of people involved.— Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly 100 sports programs. Critics say some of those sports might have survived if decision-makers had considered the benefits those sports brought to the schools as a whole. Former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben argues athletes in sports that award partial scholarships often pay more than the value of their scholarships for tuition. He says that’s especially important at a time when enrollment declines are accelerating because of the pandemic.— Major League Baseball wants to ban mascots if the sport resumes this season. But mascot guru Dave Raymond thinks that’s a bad idea, saying “every mascot should be essential because of its ability to connect and distract with fun.” Raymond was the first Phillie Phanatic and has since become a mascot consultant.
Murphy Ijemba and Sean Amadi of 88.9 Brila FM, Lagos thrilled fans with exciting commentaries on the six aside novelty match by Princeton’s best 12. At the end of the encounter, Team Leke defeated Team Charles by two goals to one. The match is one of the event decided at Princeton School Inter-house sports competition held at the main bowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on 21st February, 2017.Forty events were competed for at the sports meet sponsored by Chikki Instant Noodles in which Ahmadu Bello House spotting colour red emerged winners with Eleven Gold, Nine Silver and Eleven Bronze to beat Obafemi Awolowo House in Colour Green which had Eleven Gold, Nine Silver and Seven Bronze Medals to second place.Nnamdi Azikiwe House Spotting colour blue with Nine Gold, Ten Silver and Two Bronze medals finished third ahead of Mary Slessor House Spotting colour Yellow which had Two Gold, Six Silver and Eleven Bronze Medals.Ige Peace of Nnamdi Azikiwe House was decorated as the overall best athlete of the sports meet. The blue house captain also won the best male athlete honours, While Oporo Thelma of Obafemi Awolowo House was awarded best female athlete.Chikki Instant Noodles backing for the sport meet was part of its corporate social responsibility role of connecting the brand to her consumers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Rumors of a case of coronavirus surfaced at The Lorenzo Monday night after the general manager sent an email out to residents erroneously confirming that a resident had contracted the illness. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) “Our international student population and our Asian American student population are being affected by this because [we’re worried about our] relatives back in Asia,” she told meeting attendees. Van Orman explained that while there are at least five confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., the situation is not as severe as it is in Wuhan, China, and other parts of the nation, where the virus first spread. “The Department of Public Health is the only agency that has the authority to release the results,” Van Orman told the Daily Trojan. “In the event that there were students affected, they would let us know. They would put out a public press release like we saw over the weekend for the non-USC … individual.” Several racist and xenophobic memes have circulated on the University’s Facebook meme page and a Latinx group chat, targeting Asian students because of the virus’ origin in China. While the virus originated there, Van Orman said targeting Chinese international students with hateful comments about the illness is problematic and only exacerbates panic surrounding the disease. Huerta said she was initially confused when USC reported that there was a false alarm and that she wanted an additional confirmation from The Lorenzo. Once she received the second email from the apartment complex, she and her roommates felt relieved, she said. These memos were also addressed at Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government Meeting during which Sen. Angela Chuang asked attendees to be mindful of what they post online. Lorenzo resident Mayra Huerta, a senior majoring in human biology, said she got back to her apartment near 8:30 p.m. and saw multiple ambulance vehicles outside. When her friends sent her a screenshot of the email, she said she felt fearful. “I wish … they would’ve just confirmed reports before sending an email,” Huerta said. “It would have been helpful because I feel like a lot of people freaked out. And I know a lot of [locals] got in their cars and went home.” Health officials confirmed two cases of coronavirus in Los Angeles and Orange counties Sunday. There has been no evidence of person-to-person transmission in these two cases. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control is investigating more than 100 potential cases of coronavirus, with five cases confirmed, 70 under investigation and 32 with negative results. However, no one affiliated with USC is currently under investigation, Van Orman said. “All my roommates, we all came out, we all freaked out,” Huerta said. “We all took out the Clorox wipes and disinfected everything, and we were kind of panicking, and it was just like a state of panic.” On the night of the false alarm, some concerned students created a petition requesting that USC cancel classes. It garnered nearly 10,000 signatures. Chief Health Officer Sarah Van Orman said that if an individual from the USC community were to contract the virus, Student Health would first inform the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, which would inform the public of any development involving the coronavirus. “There’s social distancing,” she said. “I think there’s confusion because of the measures being taken in China, where they have a localized population with thousands of cases, versus the measures that we might, for example, take in the United States, where we have had a handful of cases that have been contained. They’re very different situations.” In addition to Huerta, other students reported seeing paramedics and members of the Los Angeles Fire Department outside the apartment complex that evening. According to DPS Daily Crime and Fire Logs, a student was transported to a local hospital near 9 p.m. after reporting a sore throat and fatigue. Following rumors that a case of coronavirus broke out near USC Monday night, the University affirmed that news of an outbreak would not come from an apartment management team but from L.A. County public health authorities first. The Lorenzo later retracted their notice, apologizing for the release of false information. The Lorenzo declined to further comment on the incident and redirected communication to USC Media Relations. “We’re very concerned that we’re hearing that students from China or students from the Wuhan province are being targeted,” Van Orman said. “It’s very easy to try to kind of point fingers at a group of people or individuals and think that if we just keep them away that somehow we’ll all be safe, and that’s really dangerous and discriminatory.” Posts about the false outbreak filled social media, including the USC memes page on Facebook. One on the memes page read “University of Spreading Coronavirus” and another included a photo depicting fake face masks engraved with USC’s initials. USC Student Health plans to increase communication to continue to ease student concerns on the outbreak and relay the preventative measures being taken. USC is currently working with LADPH to monitor developments in Los Angeles. L.A. has not placed a quarantine for those returning from Wuhan or any affected areas. However, Van Orman encourages individuals experiencing symptoms to seek immediate medical care. Van Orman said the ill student was screened for coronavirus symptoms through a checklist developed by the L.A. County Department of Public Health per protocol, saying what occurred on the scene may have led to miscommunication. On Monday night, students feared that the virus may have spread to the USC community after off-campus housing complex The Lorenzo emailed tenants erroneously stating that a resident had contracted the virus. Natalie Oganesyan and Kate Sequeira contributed to the report.
Football season never sleeps for USC and with a new season on the horizon, a new team will step onto the field in the Coliseum for the first time. According to 24-7 Sports, USC landed the eighth strongest recruiting class of 2016. USC signed two five-star recruits, 12 four-star recruits and six three-star recruits. There are a few freshman in particular who are expected to not only compete for starting spots, but also make significant contributions to the team as soon as the season begins.Five-star recruit Oluwole Betiku is a local of Gardena. The Junipero Serra graduate is coming into a defensive line that needs immediate improvement, and Betiku is expected to help.With the Pac-12’s overall depth at the quarterback position, USC’s pass rush was a large focus for head coach Clay Helton and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast during the recruiting season.“In our league, a passing league, you have to be able to get to the quarterback and Wole has been able to do that in his career,” Helton said in his national signing day press conference. “If I were quarterbacks in our league right now, I’d be scared. He scares me just walking up. He looks like he’s about 26 years old.”Betiku is one of seven freshmen who enrolled at USC a semester early in order to participate in spring practice.Another defensive end who has the build to compete immediately is 6’7”, 250-pound Connor Murphy. Murphy was the top-rated defensive end in Arizona.“We really felt that these men were elite about putting pressure when we evaluated on film,” Helton said. “Getting to the quarterback is something we dearly needed.”Joining Betiku and Murphy on the defensive side of the ball is five-star athlete Jack Jones. Jones has characteristics reminiscent of current cornerback, wide receiver and kick returner Adoree’ Jackson.“He is the most dynamic athlete. He reminds you of several guys that have been here before. We’ve got this guy named Adoree’ Jackson that does a great job for us,” Helton said. “He is in that similar mode of being able to not only play defensive back, but being greedy on offense too. You love to be able to put him over there and have the chance to be able to throw him a ball or two. He’s so dynamic with the ball in his hands and as a returner. Just the ultimate weapon.”On the offensive side, the recruiting class is highlighted by offensive tackle Nathan Smith and wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe.Smith and the offensive line will be the root of the Trojan offense.“Not only are they big men, but they can move,” Helton said of the 6’7” Smith. “We do a lot of zone schemes and pulling with our run schemes. Each one of these guys are ultra athletic. It’s kind of been a staple for us here at USC.”Josh Imatorbhebhe joins his brother and fellow wide receiver redshirt freshman Daniel Imatorbhebhe as part of an increasingly deep receiving corps.“I think sometimes as a head football coach and a staff you have to look not only for the season coming up, but you also have to see what’s going on in the future and with the dynamic of us possibly losing several young man after this season and how special a group this class was, we really felt that we needed to load up,” Helton said.The Imatorbhebhe brothers as well as the other freshman will be leaned upon heavily as the season continues. Helton is a proponent of playing the best available player, and if these freshmen impress him and his coaching staff, they won’t hold back from putting freshmen on the field.