Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett(Photos: Jeremy Daniel & Bruce Glikas) Leslie Odom Jr. Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett Set for My Fair LadyTony winner Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles) and Broadway alum Kelli Barrett (Doctor Zhivago) will take on the iconic roles of Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, respectively, in My Fair Lady. Directed by 2016 Tony nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening), Lerner and Loewe’s classic tuner is set to play a limited engagement August 2 through August 28 at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater. Also tapped for the production are Howard McGillan as Colonel Pickering, John O’Creagh as Alfred P. Doolittle and Bobby Conte Thornton as Freddy Eynsford-Hill. Wouldn’t it be loverly if we could go to the Hamptons and catch this?Leslie Odom Jr.’s Next ProjectHe’s not throwing away his shot! Hamilton star and Broadway.com vlogger Leslie Odom Jr. is set to release a self-titled debut album of jazz classics. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner and 2016 Tony nominee’s 10-track collection will feature fresh interpretations of songs including a new arrangement of “The Guilty Ones” from Spring Awakening. The record is scheduled to drop on June 10 on S-Curve Records.More WTF TalentReturning to the summer-out-of-the-city theme, further casting has been announced for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. On the Main Stage, Portia will join The Rose Tattoo and Ashley Austin Morris and Mary Wiseman have been tapped for Romance Novels For Dummies. Over at the Nikos Stage, Katy Sullivan is set for the Cost of Living, and Rohan Kymal and Taylor Trensch are now part of the lineup for Poster Boy.Ambassador Theatre Group Shocks BroadwayThose involved in the business of Broadway have been left reeling by the news that after 25 years, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire will no longer lead the Ambassador Theatre Group. ATG controls two Main Stem theaters—the ginormous Lyric (where Paramour is) and the in-development Hudson. The company additionally operates more than 40 theaters in Britain and Asia. Mark Cornell, a bigwig at Sotheby’s Europe and previously LVMH, along with Adam Kenwright, the co-founder of AKA, a theatrical marketing and communications services provider, will take the reins.James Corden Taps Lin-Manuel Miranda for Karaoke?Looks like James Corden is in full-on prep mode for his upcoming gig hosting the Tony Awards! The Tony winner, whose Carpool Karaoke segments for his The Late Late Show have become viral sensations, has been spotted in New York chauffeuring around Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. Since they have both made it quite clear that they’d like to film Karaoke together, it seems highly likely that they have now done so! Broadway’s biggest night takes place on June 12. #spoiler #hamilton #jamescorden https://t.co/7GU0eBVhZn pic.twitter.com/9czFgabVnv— Adam Titcher (@adamtitcher) May 19, 2016 View Comments
The announcement comes in the wake of a string of high-profile E coli outbreaks in recent months that were clearly or possibly linked to fresh produce. A September outbreak traced to fresh spinach sickened more than 200 people, and lettuce was suspected in separate outbreaks linked to Taco Bell and Taco John’s restaurants later in the fall. Determine the potential for E coli to be internalized into lettuce or spinach A scientific advisory panel assembled by the company has chosen five research priorities and will evaluate research proposals and disseminate findings, the company said in a Jan 17 news release. The panel is chaired by Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site. Other members are Dr. Jeff Farrar, California Department of Health Services; Dr. Bob Buchanan, US Food and Drug Administration; Dr. Robert Tauxe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Bob Gravani, Cornell University; and Dr. Craig Hedberg, University of Minnesota. Jan 19, 2007 (CIDRAP News) Fresh Express, a California company that produces bagged salads and other produce products, announced this week it would provide up to $2 million for research on how to keep Escherichia coli O157:H7 out of fresh produce. The scientific advisory panel, composed of unpaid volunteers, has been meeting since May 2006 to pick the most important research gaps concerning the “source, mode of action and life cycle” of E coli O157:H7 in fresh produce, Fresh Express said. Identify new strategies and technologies to reduce the potential for E coli to contaminate leafy green produce Fresh Express said none of its products have ever been shown to have caused an illness outbreak, but the company decided to fund the research and share the results in the hope of benefiting both the produce industry and consumers. Determine the ability of E coli to survive composting processes “We systematically used our individual areas of expertise to scrutinize the entire supply chain and ultimately uncover the areas where we collectively agreed more research was necessary,” Osterholm commented in the news release. “From this process, the five critical research priorities began to emerge fairly constantly.” The chosen research priorities are as follows: Determine the ability of E coli to multiply in the presence of normal background flora following the harvest of produce such as lettuce and spinach Conduct field studies to identify sources, vehicles, and factors that affect the extent of E coli contamination of leafy green produce “Funding is available immediately, and all proposals will be reviewed against guidelines established independently by this scientific advisory panel,” the company said. “The panel is empowered, without restriction by Fresh Express, to review proposals, make funding decisions and monitor and disseminate research results.” See also: Jan 17 Fresh Express news releasehttp://freshexpress.biz/assets/news/freshnews/pr070118a.pdf
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta explains why David Luiz was dropped for Manchester City clash Luiz was named on the bench (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has explained his decision to drop David Luiz to the bench for Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City.The centre-back has enjoyed a resurgence under Arteta, but there have been rumours the 33-year-old could leave this summer after it emerged he actually signed a one-year contract when he joined from Chelsea a year ago. Arteta urged Arsenal chiefs to tie Luiz down to a new contract this week, but then named the Brazilian on the bench.Asked why Luiz was dropped, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘There are a few things that happened in recent weeks and I have to pick the team that in my opinion is the best to compete today. And that’s what I’ve done.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTInjury to Pablo Mari in the opening 20 minutes forced Arteta into making a change and Luiz entered the fray to replace the Spaniard.Nevertheless, Luiz’s initial omission came as a surprise but it was not the only shock in Arteta’s team selection as Mesut Ozil was dropped completely from the squad.There was no place for the playmaker in Arsenal’s larger than usual 20-man squad. Guardiola and Arteta made big selection calls (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher was pleased with Arteta’s team, suggesting Luiz and Ozil’s time at Arsenal is coming to an end.‘To be honest I think that’s Arsenal going forward,’ Carragher said about Arteta’s team selection.‘That’s what I’d like to see next season. I wouldn’t want to see those players involved next seasonMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Whether Mikel Arteta is thinking like that. I think he is with David Luiz I don’t think he’ll be there next season.‘I think Ozil has been a problem for the last few managers really they can’t get him out because of the wages he’s been on. ‘Whether it’s a tactical decision away at Man City and won’t have much of the ball, is he someone to come off the bench and really do something from there with energy or pace. ‘I can’t see it really being a problem behind the scenes. Maybe he thought it’s just not really the game for him.’MORE: Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Manchester CityMORE: Arsenal close in on agreement with Bukayo Saka over new dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Coral BarryWednesday 17 Jun 2020 8:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link951Shares Advertisement
Narrowly beaten by the reopposing Martello Tower over three miles at Limerick last month, Outlander (5-1) enjoyed coming back in trip under Paul Townend. The seven-year-old cruised through the two-and-a-half-mile contest and was still on the bridle approaching the final flight. Press Association He soon opened up once given his head, passing the post three and a quarter lengths ahead of Martello Tower to give the champion trainer a fourth successive victory in the race. The winner’s stablemate Killultagh Vic was third, with No More Heroes disappointing in fifth. Mullins said: “He was beaten by a better horse at Limerick. We rode him differently today as he was a bit keen at Christmas and we said we’d settle him in. “He’s back on track to being the horse we thought he’d be as a triple bumper winner. I told Paul to ride him like a good horse. “The Neptune would be my immediate thought. He seems to have plenty of toe and in the Supreme Novices’ you need to stay. We’ll see over the next few weeks.” Having already taken out the Arkle with Un De Sceaux and saddled Hurricane Fly to land a fifth Irish Champion Hurdle, Willie Mullins hit the target once more as Outlander clinched Grade Two honours in the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle.
Ghanaian boxers will have a greater chance of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics if they join the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) and World Series of Boxing (WSB) competitions.Ghana was represented by four boxers at the London Olympic Games in 2012 but the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has revealed a ‘controversial’ qualification system for Rio, which has already been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).According to a reports just 23 of the 250 men’s spots at the Games will be available at the 2015 World Championships in the Qatari capital of Doha by comparison with 70 at the 2011 edition in Baku, Azerbaijan for London 2012.The top three athletes from five weight categories 56 kilogramme, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg and 75kg, the gold and silver medalists from three divisions – 46-49kg, 52kg and 81kg – and the champions in the two heaviest classes – 91kg and over 91kg – will qualify for Rio 2016.Replacing much of the spots will be athletes competing in the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) and World Series of Boxing (WSB) competitions, which AIBA executive director Ho Kim said “a significant step forward to realizing the mission set in 2007 which was for AIBA to govern the sport of boxing in all its forms”.The AIBA Pro AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) and World Series of Boxing (WSB) competitions have already received opposition from some of the major professional boxing governing bodies, notably the World Boxing Council. Twenty places will go to the champion and challenger in each weight category of the APB world ranking, while 17 places are up for grabs in the WSB ranking with the top boxer in each class going to Rio 2016.A further 26 places will be available at an APB/WSB Olympic qualifying event being held in May 2016.Many Rio 2016 Olympic berths will be available to athletes competing in the AIBA Pro Boxing and World Series of Boxing competitions ©Getty ImagesFour continental Olympic qualifying events, taking place between February and April 2016, will also offer up 115 places for the Rio Games, with the top three boxers in each weight category securing a berth.The final 39 Rio spots will be allocated at an AIBA Open Boxing (AOB) World Olympic Qualifying event in June 2016.For women there will be the same three weight categories – flyweight, lightweight and middleweight – as at London 2012, with the top four ranked boxers in each weight class of the 2016 Women’s World Boxing Championships qualifying for Rio 2016. The remaining 20 spots will be allocated at four women’s continental Olympic qualification events taking place between February and April 2016.Meanwhile, a maximum of six quota places – five men and one woman – across all weight categories, except in men’s heavy and super heavyweight, will be reserved for the host country, Brazil.Five men’s and three women’s Tripartite Commission invitation places are also available to eligible National Olympic Committees for Rio 2016.
“People love him because he has proved that it is possible to succeed even from this country as it is,” his friend Jasmin Ligata, 32, told AFP.“Because he always stayed there with his heart and with his soul.”Dzeko is one of Sarajevo’s ‘war children’.The day after scoring what would prove to be a crucial away goal at Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Dzeko posted on Facebook, not about the match but about the anniversary of the start of the siege of his home town, which began on April 5, 1992, when he had just turned six.The siege lasted almost four years.“In a city where you didn’t know if you were going to see your best friend tomorrow, whether you’d hug your father or your mother again, whether you’d open your eyes or even go out to play with your friends, I spent every one of those 1,425 days under siege,” Dzeko wrote.Bombs rained down, Serbian snipers spared no-one. Of the estimated 11,000 deaths, between 1,500 and 1,600 were children.– ‘I survived’ –“I was lucky and I survived, while many of my peers were wounded or are no longer with us,” he added. “To them in remembrance, I dedicate my goal against Barcelona in the Champions League.”Dzeko’s parents still live in Sarajevo, a city even now dealing with the shadow of the siege.The Sarajevo Memorial for Children Killed during Siege opened in a city park in 2010 carrying the engraved names of victims that relatives come and touch. The War Childhood Museum opened in the town last year.Even amid the violence, the young Dzeko went out to play in their neighbourhood of Otoka.“When he went out to play football,” his mother Belma recalled in 2010, “I was very scared.“I did not forbid him to go out to play, even if it was crazy. He was playing all the time, the war meant nothing to him.”One day, she did say no.“He was crying, it hurt me.” But, she said, “a shell fell exactly where Edin played with other children, there were dead, wounded”.Although he’s gone on to play in some of Europe’s biggest football league’s, Dzeko has never forgotten his humble beginnings.“Edin was often there when we needed him the most,” said Ligata, a Bosnian sports press advisor who ran through a list of the times when Dzeko showed an uncanny ability to make unlikely triumphs possible.There was the 92nd minute equaliser against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 that made possible the 3-2 victory that won Manchester City’s first English title since 1968. There were the 26 goals in 2008/09 that propelled Wolfsburg to their only Bundesliga title.– ‘Great moments’ –Even though Sergio Aguero and Grafite might have caught the eye in those teams, Ligata says Dzeko “is somehow predestined for great moments”.Few moments have been greater than Roma’s quarter-final comeback against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona at the start of April, when the Italians kicked off at the Stadio Olimpico trailing by three goals on aggregate, as they will against Liverpool on Wednesday.Dzeko had given his team hope by scoring an 80th minute away goal at the Camp Nou before fanning the flames of an unlikely comeback with a sixth-minute opener in the second leg.He won a penalty converted by Danielo De Rossi on 58 minutes before Kostas Manolas completed the remarkable turnaround eight minutes from time.Dzeko also started Roma’s fightback from five goals down at Anfield last week with an 81st minute strike.At Zeljeznicar, the Sarajevo club where Dzeko started, his signature is on a wall and his name on a seat plaque, recognitions of donations to the renovation of a stadium which, during the war, was on the front line.His first coach at Zeljeznicar, Jusuf Sehovic, remembers a little boy “interested only in going for goal… who kept calling for the ball” and was driven by “the will to work and the ambition to succeed”.An old friend, Mirza Trbonja, 32, remembers the day in 2005 when he drove Dzeko to the airport to leave for Czech club Teplice.“He was the same man then that he is today,” said Trbonja.These days, though, when Dzeko flies back to his home town, he returns as a star.Edin Dzeko scored twice and won a crucial penalty in the Champions League against Barcelona © AFP/File / Isabella BONOTTO“When he comes, you need a lasoo to catch 10 minutes with him,” added Trbonja. “When someone asks him for a photo or autograph, he never refuses.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Edin Dzeko gave Roma some hope when he scored at Anfield © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFSARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 1 – Roma supporters may harbour only slim hopes their team can once again overturn a three-goal Champions League deficit, but Bosnian fans of Edin Dzeko are convinced their hero will once again rise to the challenge.In Bosnia, Roma striker Dzeko is known as the “Dijamant” — diamond.