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  • Alton Fitzgerald White on Reprising Lion King Role for CBS’ Code Black

    first_imgThe Lion King alum Alton Fitzgerald White, who’s played Mufasa over 4,000 times on Broadway and across the country, has taken on a new role that’s all sorts of meta: an actor playing Mufasa. The actor has a featured role on the November 25 episode of the CBS medical drama Code Black, starring Marcia Gay Harden.“I had to really dig deep and find him,” White joked while talking to Broadway.com. “But really, to be able to solidify [my performance] on film with such a beautiful storyline was pretty amazing.”The episode, titled “The Son Rises,” features two plots highlighting the Disney musical—one directly and one thematically—and unites White with cast members from the national tour, which was in Costa Mesa at the time of filming.White plays Lawrence, an actor under extreme vocal stress. He’s forced to confront a high-stakes medical procedure that could cause permanent vocal damage. “For a lot of performers,” White explains, “that’s what we fear. If something happens to my gift, what will I do then?”The episode weaves Lawrence’s storyline with a son preparing to say goodbye to his dying father. The two arcs culminate in a performance of the musical’s anthem “They Live In You.” “We must have done the ending 15 to 20 times,” he recalls. “People burst into tears each time. It’s a powerful song, especially when you’re talking about somebody’s death. How can you not be touched by that?”White credits the Code Black writing team for recognizing the humanity in a non-human story. “Death is very much a part of the human experience—the acceptance and how we deal with the transition,” he explains. “And to be there for the transition of someone you love, and this beautiful song…they really did a great job of bringing those two mediums together”It’s a connection White was forced to make during his own time on tour. While playing Mufasa in his hometown of Cincinnati, White left after “They Live In You” for the hospital, where he watched his father take his last breath. “The lyrics hit me. And I had already done at least a thousand shows at that point. Had I waited until the end of the show like I had planned, I would not have been there.”Though the episode’s content elicited difficult memories, the experience confirmed White’s next venture. “The filming made me want to do more film. Being there from the table read to the final day of shooting made me say, ‘Yeah. I’m ready to express myself in this way.’” Related Shows View Comments from $75.00 The Lion Kinglast_img read more

  • Bad advice leaves lawyers liable for discipline over ads

    first_imgBad advice leaves lawyers liable for discipline over ads April 1, 2003 Regular News Bad advice leaves lawyers liable for discipline over adscenter_img Here’s a simple test.Open the Yellow Pages of your local phone book to the section on attorneys. Now look for the required disclaimer on the page.Under Bar rules, that disclaimer must be in type at least one-quarter the size of the largest type in an ad. The Standing Committee on Advertising has ruled that not every ad must have the disclaimer as long as each Yellow Page has one.And that is causing headaches for many lawyers who have relied on representations from sales reps and public relations firms that their ad will be in compliance, only to find out once it’s published and disseminated that it violates Bar rules. The problems also extend to content as well as type size.A check of the Tallahassee phone book shows the type size problem. The disclaimer language is in tiny type at the top of the page, barely readable without a magnifying glass. The letters are less than one-sixteenth of an inch. That means under Bar rules, no ad without its own disclaimer should have type larger than a quarter inch, if that.Yet there are many ads with type of three-quarters or even a full inch with no internal disclaimer.John Noland, chair of the Special Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee, said after discussing the problem at one meeting, he went home and found the same problem.“I looked in the Ft. Myers’ phone book and I can’t read it [the disclaimer],” he said. “It’s becoming somewhat of a problem, people relying on the Yellow Pages and relying on public relations people.”In a sense, Noland said, lawyers should be familiar with this type of problem. After all, frequently it is that type of issue — relying on another party who fails to perform or misrepresents a product or service — that brings clients to lawyers’ offices needing legal help.“It comes back to the lawyer always has to be the one who ensures he’s in compliance with the Bar rules,” Noland said. “It’s the same with any other grievance rule. You’re ultimately responsible for the supervision of your employees.”Carl Patterson, a nonlawyer member of the special committee who also previously served on a statewide Bar advertising committee, said the problem isn’t new.“They [sales reps or ad agencies] are out trying to sell. They tell the attorney this is correct. The attorney is probably new, young, and doesn’t know any better and he believes he’s got to have it today because of the deadline,” Patterson said. “Then the ad is printed and he is stuck with it for a year.”It’s not just the disclaimer, he added, as sales reps also will make representations about what language or pictures are allowed — often erroneously and to the lawyer’s eventual chagrin.The best thing, Patterson said, is for lawyers to read the advertising rules (Rule 4-7) before they act, and then to carefully review the ads before they are published.Noland agreed, saying just as with trust accounting rules, lawyers will be held responsible for the mistakes of others, since they have the ultimate responsibility both for client funds and for complying with the ad rules.With that in mind, the special committee adopted the following statement. It advises lawyers that they are responsible for the content of their ads and for seeing that all Bar rules are followed. According to the committee:“You should not rely on advice from any publisher of any advertising media concerning whether your advertisement is in compliance with applicable rules of the Supreme Court of Florida that regulate lawyer advertising. The responsibility for compliance rests with you alone and reliance on another will not insulate you from disciplinary liability from non-compliant advertisements.“Frequently, the statewide advertising grievance committee hears from lawyers whose cases are before that committee that the lawyers have relied on representations from advertising media that have been unfulfilled and have resulted in advertisements being disseminated that are not in compliance with the rules. The grievance committee cautions members of the Bar that such reliance is not sufficient to avoid disciplinary liability.”last_img read more

  • Do you pay now or later? Balancing Risk vs. Cost in Building

    first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Patrick Kirby Patrick’s career spans two decades, starting as a Project Engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area before relocating to work for a developer and multiple construction firms in Seattle. … Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Details Like a kid in a candy store, it’s easy to envision the best money can buy – an optimum location, plentiful space, first-rate materials, and the latest in technology. The challenge is aligning these elements with your budget. Some CUs choose to go it alone – relying on an architect for design while bidding the construction separately. Others go the design-build route, handled as one cohesive project.Which is the better deal? Or, maybe the better question is, do you pay now or later?Reasons to go design-build:CU attains greater value with guaranteed project cost early in the processCost risk shifts to design-build firmSavings from value engineering returned to the CUCollaborative design processFaster project deliveryForgo combative relationship between designer and contractorCheaper isn’t always a deal.Overall value is what most of us look for in any purchase decision. Whether it’s designing a new 60,000-square foot flagship headquarters or a small branch remodel, the process is the same. It boils down to what the budget will allow without compromising the project’s integrity. The estimator’s job is to help clients sift through a plethora of wants and needs and determine what the client is out to accomplish. Many design-build firms use conceptual estimating to begin this collaborative process.Thinking big within your budget.Let’s be clear, conceptual estimating isn’t an open checkbook; it’s a way for you to view the scope of your project and ensure funding is available to meet project demands. Reputable firms will assist with specifics like site location, building materials, and securing a local labor pool. The best take it a step further by helping you to clarify member needs while comparing construction scenarios and their impact on cost and member service. It’s a process that helps narrow the choices, enabling the client to establish a budget based on project parameters, and select the optimum solution for members.Preparing for the unexpected.With conceptual estimating, the budget and design evolve simultaneously based on client needs. Most firms will assign values to contingency buckets within the estimate, carried as ‘yet-to-be-defined’ costs. Appropriate contingencies will also help to eliminate financial surprises at the project’s end; the design level, time of year, and acceptable amount of financial risk are all considered typical contingencies. Once these factors are recognized, the estimator can allocate an appropriate amount to each bucket, lessening the CU’s financial risk.Trusting the estimate and approach.Conceptual estimating offers a collaborative approach CU leaders appreciate. It also keeps the creativity alive to ensure the member experience stays top of mind and costs under control. The result is a clear-cut, defined strategy based on project parameters. With the budget determined upfront, the risk is also minimized, so there are no surprises later.Continue reading about the cost/risk-benefit analysis, where we fine-tune client needs and each construction scenario. See the full article at Momentum Blog.last_img read more

  • 12 influential experts give their top money tip for 2016

    first_imgWhen it comes to personal finance advice, there’s no shortage of it. In fact, you could spend countless hours reading the tips and strategies of experts to learn how to better manage your money. It can be overwhelming. So, wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply get the best advice from the best experts?GOBankingRates asked some of the most well-known personal finance experts and entrepreneurs to share their top money tip for 2016 as part of our annual “Best Money Expert” competition in collaboration with Ally Bank. Here are the top tips these 12 finance experts offered to help you take control of your finances next year.1. Be Proactive With Your MoneyAs a best-selling author and host of his own popular radio show — with more than 8 million listeners — Dave Ramsey is one of the most well-known names in personal finance. His get-out-of-debt message has helped many eliminate debt and achieve financial success.For 2016, Ramsey said you should “tell your money what to do instead of wondering where it went. People know what they need to do with their money, but they just don’t do it. Be proactive with your money — do a budget, get rid of debt and save.” continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Istra & Craft Beer Festival new excellent quality content in the off-season in Porec

    first_imgI always emphasize that the only solution to extend the tourist season is quality, authentic and diverse content, complete tourist content. Logically, because the same content is the motive for coming, especially out of season when we don’t have sun and sea. Exactly one such quality content in the off-season is created in Poreč. The first Istra & Craft Beer Festival starts in seven days in Poreč, a new beer event that will bring together small, independent and craft breweries. The event that will surely attract many fans of the popular barley and hop drink will be held from October 4 to 7 on the Poreč waterfront in a ‘pop up’ pub by the sea, in Poreč’s restaurants and bars. Namely, the festival program is divided into three parts: Beer & Music, Beer & Gourmet i Beer & Bar. That’s right Beer & Music refers to the program in the pop up brewery where from 5 to 7 October every day from 17.30 to 01.00 with the host brewery – Istrian Brewery will present their beers as many as 16 small independent and craft breweries, including San Servolo, Bura Brew, Suxo, Pulfer , Mlinarica, Međimurski Lepi Dečki, Varaždinska pivovara, Zmajska pivovara, Pivovara Medvedgrad, Daruvarska pivovara, Varionica, Nova runda, Križevačka pivovara, Lab Split, Primarius and Crafters. In addition to domestic craft beers, visitors to Poreč will be able to try several foreign beers from small, independent and craft breweries.  which brings the Mas plenum to the festival. The Istra & Craft Beer Festival will bring the famous names of the regional music scene to Poreč, so the bands Dogma, Let 3, Big Wave, TBF, Leto Štuke and Hladno pivo will take care of the good atmosphere, and DJ David will entertain the audience every day. But what kind of beer festival would it be if it wasn’t accompanied by a gastronomic story. That is why, in addition to the pop-up pub, two street food outlets will find their place on the waterfront: Mezzino Street by Valamar and Poreč’s Burgerija, which will offer food that goes well with beer such as burgers, wraps, fries and the like. Slightly more demanding gourmets will enjoy the program Beer & Gourmet because the restaurants Spinnaker, Divino, Sv. Nikola, Fora le Porte and Favola offer specially designed menus for the occasion with dishes that go perfectly with beer at promotional prices. And for the complete beer atmosphere in the city, as part of the festival program Beer & Bar, with a special offer, the Poreč bars General Lounge, Wine Corner and Epoca will be included, which will organize beer promotions on those days.By the way, one of the organizers of this great beer event in Istria is Jakov Kolega who started craft beer festivals in Zadar, Dubrovnik and Zagreb, the main sponsor is Valamar Riviera, the host brewery Istarska pivovara, and other sponsors Gark Consulting, Fearh and Špina. The project is also supported by the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč, the City of Poreč and the Tourist Board of the County of Istria. See more about the Istra & Craft Beer Festival on the official website www.istracraftbeer.comlast_img read more

  • Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

    first_imgBut he knew he had to get away from his friend’s young child and elderly parents, to protect them.By then, Wuhan and other parts of Hubei had been placed under a quarantine that blocked millions of people from travelling.Unable to return to his parents’ home in a different township, Xiao checked into a nearby hotel, where his long ordeal began. ‘Mutant’Xiao became the subject of vicious rumors in his friend’s township.”That I had mutated, that I had already been cremated, that my friend had invited me deliberately to infect their town, or that my parents worked at the Huanan seafood market — many different versions,” Xiao said, referring to the Wuhan market where the virus is believed to have originated.”I was under the greatest psychological pressure when I was diagnosed… I felt sorry for my friend.”Xiao was finally discharged on Wednesday, and transferred to a quarantine location provided by the government.He plans to donate blood plasma for an experimental treatment using cells from coronavirus survivors.He also wants to quit his job at a media company in Chengdu and settle down in his home province once the outbreak ends, to be closer to family.”I no longer want to keep drifting out there,” he said. Topics : Xiao Yao doesn’t know when or where he caught the new coronavirus.He suspects it happened on his train journey home to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Jingzhou city, in central China’s Hubei province.The 27-year-old, who works in the southwest city of Chengdu, only realized something was amiss as the clock ticked midnight into the year of the rat on Jan. 25.center_img “I suddenly began to feel that my body was very warm, and I began to panic,” he told AFP.Xiao, who was at a friend’s house in Jingzhou at the time, wasn’t sure what to do.He had heard horror stories about the virus spreading through the country from friends at the epicenter of the outbreak in nearby Wuhan.”The feeling I got was that you shouldn’t go to the hospital — you will fall ill if you aren’t already ill,” he said. Makeshift hospitalXiao spent nearly a week alone at the hotel with only instant noodles to eat because nearby stores were all closed.He took fever medication and consulted an online doctor, who said he could have an upper respiratory tract infection.”I was so flustered. I thought about whether to call the police for help from the government,” Xiao said, but decided against it as he wasn’t sure if he had the COVID-19 illness.At night, he began to believe he was hallucinating a flying object in his room.One morning, he realized a bat had entered the room — the animal scientists believe was probably the source of the virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected 75,000 across China.The government eventually shut down the hotel and Xiao had to return to his friend’s house.By then, he had developed a serious cough. His friend was also running a temperature, so they decided to head to a makeshift hospital converted from a factory.There he was treated with an assortment of intravenous drips, antiviral drugs and traditional Chinese medicine.On Feb. 4, Xiao finally received confirmation of what he had long feared — he was infected with the coronavirus.Conditions at the makeshift hospital were basic.Xiao initially had his own room, but got a “roommate” as the hospital became more crowded.”I didn’t bathe for more than 20 days,” he said.”I didn’t even have towels.””There was a smell of disinfectant on the food that made me nauseous,” he said.”But then I think about my friends in Wuhan, all of them struggling to get a hospital bed, and I can’t complain any more,” Xiao said.last_img read more

  • Man Utd’s Scott McTominay names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira among midfield role models

    first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Man Utd’s Scott McTominay names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira among midfield role models Scott McTominay has scored some big goals for Man Utd but wants to do more (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has named Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira among his three midfield role models, while he also feels teammate Paul Pogba is a source of inspiration.The 23-year-old has continued his impressive development at Manchester United this season, slowly growing his influence in the team.An injury has kept him out of action for a substantial amount of the second half of the season, but he was forcing his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side before the coronavirus hiatus.Building a reputation as a box-to-box midfielder, capable of fulfilling most roles in central midfield, McTominay says he looks at players like Vieira, Zinedine Zidane and Roy Keane for inspiration.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘For myself, someone who’s quite strong and a good runner, I should be testing teams more than I do,’ McTominay told Manchester United’s Box To Box.‘I should be breaking lines similar to what Paul [Pogba] does, drive into the box and create chances.‘We always have to have that balance of one goes and one sits, which is so important for a midfield player.‘Being box-to-box, there’s some amazing examples: Zidane, Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane, driving through the middle of the pitch and were exceptionally good at it.‘For me it’s important to keep watching clips like that, I get the guys to send them over as much as they can to analyse it. Patrick Vieira became one of the best midfielders on the planet at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)McTominay has scored five goals this season, including his memorable long-range strike against Manchester City in March, and wants to add more goals to his game.He wants to become the strong, forward runner that the likes of Vieira was and he feels Pogba typifies in the modern game.‘You’ve got the physique and the presence to hold people off and the burst of speed where you can get through as well,’ continued the Scotland international.‘There’s so many good examples of it in world football. Paul’s probably one of the best examples of it, he’s very, very powerful and gets across the grass really, really quickly.‘It’s a dangerous tool to have in the middle of the pitch as well.’More: 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 CitySolskjaer has predicted a long and successful future at Old Trafford for the young midfielder, praising his versatility last year.‘It won’t be hard to see him play many, many games for Man United, because he has got such a great mentality,’ said the Norwegian.‘He is so athletic, he can play in different positions. Today we feel that’s his best position, like a high midfielder, but he can play in that defensive role easily, like he has done against PSG and Liverpool. So I was very, very pleased with him.’MORE: Manchester United join Real Madrid in race to sign Rennes star Eduardo CamavingaMORE: Odion Ighalo personally intervenes during Manchester United loan talksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 May 2020 9:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Commentlast_img read more

  • Batesville To Get One More Option For Pizza

    first_imgAlthough an opening date has not been announced, Batesville will soon have another option for carryout and delivery pizza.Pizza Hut is set to open its doors at 1040 State Road 229, which is located in the Kroger Shopping Center.A decision will be made Tuesday whether the business will have a temporary occupancy or permanent, according to Batesville Building Commissioner Tim Macyauski.The number of new jobs it will bring to Batesville has not been determined, but there are currently six open positions for the new location on the Pizza Hut website. View the jobs here.The restaurant will be specifically for delivery and carryout service.last_img

  • Mignolet impressed by Reds defence

    first_img Press Association A 2-0 victory over struggling Burnley – which the Belgium goalkeeper stressed was just as important as Sunday’s win over high-flying Manchester City – saw the Reds record their sixth clean sheet in eight Premier League matches. They have now not lost in 12 league games, picking up 30 points, and have won seven of the last eight. Liverpool were not seriously tested by the second-bottom visitors at Anfield on Wednesday night but Mignolet said that should not detract from the defensive work being done by the side. “I think we defended really well. We were very organised and we didn’t give too many things away,” he said. “A clean sheet is nice and I am happy with how things are going but we all have to keep improving and keep looking forward. “We’re doing our jobs at the moment and we have to keep that going until the end of the season because it makes it easier for us to win games. “Even at half-time, when it was 1-0, we were saying that we had to keep going because one goal can change the whole game. “We wanted to make sure we didn’t give any silly goals away. We kept calm and defended well and then we got that second goal, which makes things a little bit easier for us at the end. “Teams likes Man City and Chelsea lost points against Burnley at home so we needed to get three points, otherwise that win over Man City would have meant nothing. “So six points out of six was what we wanted, and we can move forward and we need to keep going like this until the end of the season.” Stand-in captain Jordan Henderson opened the scoring for the second successive game and the 24-year-old is growing into the senior midfielder role in the absence of Steven Gerrard, who returned to training this week after a hamstring injury. Gerrard leaves for Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer and Henderson, as current vice-captain, is favourite to assume the armband on a permanent basis. “Jordan is a massive player for us,” said Mignolet. “He is a very positive character who always works hard and leads by example. “He’s vocal both on the pitch and in the dressing room. He goes in front of us and everyone follows behind. “We’ve got a young squad but that doesn’t mean there aren’t leaders in the team. “Every individual is contributing to the team. The big thing for us is we’re a unit and we’re working well together. “But individuals score goals and at the moment it’s Jordan, Philippe (Coutinho) and Studge (Daniel Sturridge) doing the business for us.” Liverpool have not lost in the 13 matches Henderson has started as captain, with an incredible record of eight Premier League wins out of nine. He made his 200th league appearance in the win over Burnley but admits his record as skipper is of less interest to him. “The 200 games means I’m getting a bit older – which is not nice – but the captain one doesn’t make any difference to me,” Henderson told liverpoolfc.com. “I just try to do what I always do and lead by example, whether I’m captain or not, and so does everyone else. “The performance and the points are the most important thing – I’ll let everyone else look at the stats.” Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits Liverpool’s improved defensive resilience is making life a little easier for them and instilling confidence throughout the side. last_img read more

  • United Schneiderlin bid rejected

    first_img “Morgan was ill but he is coming to training tomorrow and he will travel with the rest of the squad to Austria,” said Koeman ahead of Southampton’s pre-season trip. The Saints play RB Leipzig in the first game of their tour on Wednesday. “He was not feeling well, so he had contact with the doctor and he stayed at home,” Koeman added. “Two weeks ago we had a big offer from Man United but it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t serious and no more bids today.” Van Gaal is keen to sign Schneiderlin before United fly out for their pre-season tour of the United States on July 13. And Koeman is hopeful any deal for the 25-year-old will be concluded in the imminent future. “Everybody knows the situation of Morgan and if you can get a big move I can understand it,’ Koeman added. “If there is any business then I hope it will be soon because it is best for the player, best for us and we have to think about ourselves if we sell the player. “I had a lot of meetings with Morgan – I already had a meeting last week with Morgan – and it is important for the player to do a good pre-season and we will see what happens in the next few days.” Koeman confirmed the Saints had received a bid from Old Trafford for Schneiderlin, who was absent from the club’s first training session of the new season on Monday, but said “it wasn’t serious”. The Dutchman also said Southampton were hopeful of retaining Toby Alderweireld despite revealing Atletico Madrid, the defender’s parent club, are resisting their move to make his loan deal a permanent one. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has told Manchester United they will need to improve on their initial offer for Morgan Schneiderlin if they want to sign the French midfielder this summer. Press Association It is reported that United’s offer for Schneiderlin was in the region of £20million. Asked what fee would persuade Southampton to sell, Koeman added: “I don’t talk about money, about numbers. It is not my business. It is up to the club.” While Koeman faces up to the prospect of losing Schneiderlin he could also be without the services of Alderweireld this season. Southampton were expecting to complete a £6.8m deal for Alderweireld after it was understood that Atletico Madrid failed to cancel his buy-out clause in time. Alderweireld’s performances last season have led to interest from the likes of Tottenham, with reports on Sunday suggesting that they had agreed a deal with the Spanish club. “Southampton signed an option for the player and Atletico Madrid is trying to take back the option,” said Koeman. “In our knowledge this was too late and what happened with Tottenham in the middle, I don’t know. “The player told us he was very happy about Southampton. We mentioned to the player that we would like to continue and that was the case to Altetico Madrid and what happened after, I don’t know.” last_img read more