Bryan Cranston Loves Hookers and Weed, Plus More Lessons of the Week!

first_img View Comments This week has been a whirlwind of Broadway openings, awesome events and surprise news, so what better way to celebrate than revisiting the wild and wacky stuff we’ve learned over the last seven days? Idina Menzel, Santino Fontana, Audra McDonald and more Broadway stars taught us some very important life lessons about celery, scarves and hookers. So, without further ado, we present the Lessons of the Week!Idina Menzel Chills With BeyonceFrozen’s “Let It Go,” as sung by The Wicked-ly Talented Idina Menzel (that’s her full, legal name), is number nine on the Billboard charts, alongside Beyonce and Lorde. Wait, does this mean she’s officially a pop star?! We’re booking our Super Bowl tickets now.Broadway Needs More HookersWe’ve had our fill of kids and drag queens. It’s time for prostitutes to make a Broadway comeback! A Pretty Woman musical is in the works, joining the ranks of previous hooker tuners The Life and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Hey, Bryan Cranston’s into it.Santino Fontana Is a Disney Sperm DonorBecause he only worked on the animated smash-hit Frozen for five days, Act One star Santino Fontana says he feels more like a sperm donor than a star. Wait, that’s how movies are born? We thought they were delivered by the Netflix stork! Thanks for destroying our innocence, Santino.Ask Audra McDonald Your Celery QueriesGot an urgent question about vegetables? No problem! Post it on Yahoo Answers and there’s a decent chance five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will sing the answer on The Tonight Show. She’s also available for parties and dog auditions.Adam Jacobs Owned Hammer PantsIt’s tricky to walk, dance and ride magic carpets in baggy pants (trust us, we’ve tried), but don’t worry, Aladdin star Adam Jacobs had plenty of practice. He owned a snazzy pair of M.C. Hammer pants as a kid, and we will offer a handsome reward to anyone with photo evidence.Lesli Margherita Has Separation AnxietyIn a melancholy episode of Looks Not Books, Queen Lesli says goodbye to her on-stage husband Gabriel Ebert and some beloved maggots. Well, they try to leave while she sobs uncontrollably. Interestingly, a similar incident happened when we tried to take her video camera.Sutton Foster’s Towel Is SacredThis week, Beautiful star Jarrod Spector discovered an old towel marked “Sutton” backstage at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and was so smitten he made a shrine for it. It’s on display in his dressing room, right next to Aaron Tveit’s hair gel and Kristin Chenoweth’s retainer.Stallone Ain’t Scared of SalmonellaWhen David Letterman challenged Rocky scribe Sylvester Stallone to eat raw eggs on The Late Show, he manned up and downed two, insisting, “I don’t care [about salmonella], I’ve had everything you can catch.” Hmm. Remind us not to share a toothbrush with Sly.Christine Dwyer Thinks Daphne Is IdinaThe new Wicked star says she knew she wanted to be an actress when she listened to the Rent cast recording and noticed Idina Menzel had a “low, raspy voice” like hers. Hang on—raspy voice? Are you sure that wasn’t Daphne Rubin-Vega? Was she singing about candles or cows?Norman Bates Is Creepier In a ScarfAfter watching the newest episode of Bates Motel (you know, where Normie almost auditions for a musical?), we started dreamcasting the serial murderer in all sorts of roles. Sure, he’d make a scary Sweeney Todd, but he’s really intimidating as Mark Cohen. Please call your motherrrrr…last_img read more

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Beef Cattle Short Course

first_imgThe University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will hold the Beef Cattle Short Course on Tuesday, March 6, one day before the annual Tifton Bull Evaluation Sale. Both events will be held at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center in Irwinville, Georgia. The short course is a daylong educational program, and speakers cover a specific topic each year. This year’s course will feature information on economics for cow and calf producers, according to Jacob Segers, UGA Extension beef specialist.“We’re seeing some volatility in the different sectors of the cattle market, and we don’t know if that’s going to have a ripple effect down the road in beef production with the ways things are looking,” Segers said.Levi Russell, Athens, Georgia-based UGA agricultural economist, along with Chris Prevatt, the state livestock economist from the University of Florida, will provide producers with the latest information. Their course includes a panel discussion about the best marketing strategies for producers to use to make a bigger profit.“It’s basically an opportunity to get county agents and producers in the same room and discuss what’s relevant in the industry,” Segers said.Before the bulls are auctioned on May 7, they are put through a 112-day performance test. Producers from all over Georgia can consign pure-blooded or full-blooded bulls or registered, crossbred bulls. The cattle are adapted to full feed during the test to see how much weight they can gain, Segers said.“We test to see which bulls can gain the most weight in the shortest amount of time possible because that tells us a lot about the growth potential of the calves they will produce,” he said. “Animals that grow faster will weigh more when sold, and since we sell them by the pound, that’s important.”After testing, Segers and his staff separate the top two-thirds of each breed of cattle based on a combination of average daily gain and weight per day of age. The subsequent sale order is then constructed based solely on this criteria, regardless of breed.“I always look forward to the sale because it represents the best performance cattle in all of Georgia,” Segers said. “Our consignors do a fantastic job of staying on top of the latest genetics and technology every year. That’s the point of this program, to be at the forefront of scientific application to breed production, so we’re really proud of this event.”At the sale, bull prices vary with the market, but breed and genetics influence prices.“We’ve got a really nice set of cattle this year, and I hope the sale goes well for buyers,” Segers said. “I know what the bulls are worth, and I’m proud of what they’ve accomplished. We hold the sale because it’s an incentive to use our educational programs. The real advantage of these programs is what you learn about your genetics and how you can apply that to your operation.”Buyers do not have to be present at the sale. They can participate online at www.liveauctions.tv and electronically bid.For more information regarding the sale, such as performance reports, catalogs and live videos of the bulls up for auction, visit www.ugabeef.com or contact a local UGA Extension agent. For more information on how to register for the Beef Cattle Short Course, visit http://bit.ly/2HPWByO.Julie Jernigan is an intern at the UGA Tifton campus.last_img read more

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Arsenal make contact over Nabil Fekir move but may need to sell Mesut Ozil to sign the Frenchman

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 7:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Commentcenter_img Nabil Fekir is expected to leave Lyon this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have begun negotiations over a deal for Nabil Fekir, making contact, but are yet to produce a bid for the Lyon man.The France international has been offered to the Gunners for just £30m this summer, despite almost signing for Liverpool for £53m last summer, as he now only has one year left on his contract with the Ligue 1 side.The Gunners are interested in the 25-year-old and have made contact over a potential move, but discussions are at a very early stage, according to French publication L’Equipe.It is believed that any transfer would depend on Arsenal moving on Mesut Ozil as he is the highest earner at the club, pocketing £350,000-a-week, and they would need to free up his wages.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are open to selling Ozil this summer, offering the German to clubs around the world, but are struggling to get him off their hands due to his huge wages and he looks most likely to stay, with no formal offers received.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 CityAC Milan are also thought to be interested in Fekir, while he is also reportedly attracting clubs in China who could pounce on the situation.Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, is keen to move Fekir on this summer to avoid him leaving on a free next year, commenting last month: ‘His preference is a departure. We are open to discussions, we leave the door ajar for Nabil but for the moment, there are no offers.’A move to Liverpool for the Frenchman was very nearly completed a year ago, but concerns over a knee problem brought talks to an end.Fekir appeared to allay those fears by making 39 appearances in all competitions for Lyon last season, scoring 12 goals.MORE: Arsenal enquire about Manchester United target Harry MaguireMORE: Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha not interested in Manchester United return Arsenal make contact over Nabil Fekir move but may need to sell Mesut Ozil to sign the Frenchmanlast_img read more

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Mermaid Beach home on sale for first time in 40 years

first_img36 Sunbrite Ave, Mermaid Beach. 36 Sunbrite Ave, Mermaid Beach will go under the hammer this weekend.A TWO-STOREY Mermaid Beach home owned by the same family since it was built 40 years ago is set to go under the hammer this weekend.John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach agent Andre Sharples said the brick-and- tile home at 36 Sunbrite Ave offered purchasers a prime opportunity to capitalise on its location.“Mermaid Beach is undergoing a massive rejuvenation with new homes being built and older homes being transformed,’’ Mr Sharples said.“This home on Sunbrite Ave on the northern end of Mermaid Beach offers a significant opportunity to capture more value by making a few capital improvements.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago36 Sunbrite Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Sharples said the existing two-storey home offered views of the Broadbeach skyline andhad a good sized living area leading out onto the balcony.The four-bedroom house is on a 405sq m block.The property will be auctioned on-site on February 5 at noon.last_img read more

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Basque fund ups local investments after strong 2016 return

first_imgGeroa Pentsioak EPSV, the multi-sector pension fund for workers in Gipuzkoa, a province in Spain’s Basque Country, returned 5.76% in 2016.This compared with a 5.13% return in 2015, and the 2.74% average return from Spain’s occupational pension funds during 2016. It took Geroa’s average annual return since its inception in 1996 to 6.48%.Geroa provides supplementary pension cover for medium and low-paid workers.Fixed income dominates its €1.8bn portfolio, with a 59% allocation as at end-2016, while 30% was in equities. Fixed income contributed slightly more than equities to the 2016 return, it reported. The pension fund recently started expanding its direct investments in Basque companies, with a commitment to invest €20m in around 40 start-ups or early-stage companies with innovative products or processes.Geroa said: “This forms part of our strategy to alleviate the difficulties faced by Basque companies in obtaining finance because of the economic crisis, and also to help avoid the current tendency to move decisionmaking away from the area, as a result of venture capital funds moving into these companies.”Investments in the Basque Country and Navarra form 12% of the total portfolio. This includes 2.51% invested in Orza, an asset manager set up to invest in Basque businesses, in which Geroa has a 50% stake.Over the year, Geroa reduced its holdings of ultra-long government bonds, whose low profitability and excessive duration, it said, implied a risk which was not offset by their profitability. The pension fund also increased fixed income exposure to emerging markets.Exposure to real estate was reduced and replaced by other sectors, such as infrastructure and telecommunications, during the year.last_img read more

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Evidence That Marriage Select Committee Rushed Process

first_imgMedia Release 5 March 2013Family First NZ has produced evidence that the Select Committee considering the same-sex marriage bill have rushed the process, and in the process ignored possibly thousands of submitters who wanted to make oral submissions on the bill.In advice received by the Select Committee from the Ministry of Justice on 25 January 2013, the Ministry acknowledged that the Select Committee wanted a report two weeks earlier than what they were prepared for. They specifically state “In light of the Committee’s desire to progress its deliberations quickly, the Ministry has reviewed the time it needs to produce the departmental report.” (emphasis added)The Select Committee report also confirmed that the committee has ignored thousands of submitters including organisations who have requested to make oral submissions. There have been 21,533 submissions of which almost 3,000 are unique submissions, yet the committee has heard a little over 200 of them as they attempt to ram the bill through – equating to 1% of submissions. A number of significant organisations have been excluded from the opportunity to make an oral submission.Family First also disputes the number of submissions considered ‘form submissions’. However, the committee will not front up and disclose how they determined ‘form’ submissions from ‘unique’ submissions.“Other Members’ bills are not being rammed through at such speed. Some of these bills are being considered by the same Select Committee. The Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill was introduced a month before the same-sex marriage bill, and yet the Select Committee report is not due until August 2013. The Lobbying Disclosure Bill also had its first reading a month before the same-sex marriage bill, yet the report is not due until the end of July. The Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Bill – a government bill also being considered by the Government Administration Select Committee – has 12 months for the Select Committee to consider,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.“Yet the same-sex marriage bill has just six months to consider 21,500-plus submissions, hear oral submissions, and report back. In a healthy democracy, the people are entitled to speak and deserve to be heard in full. It should not be rushed, and democracy should not be denied, just because of a pre-determined reporting date which fails to recognise the weight of the issue. This bill proposes a major change to an important human institution and foundation of our society,” says Mr McCoskrie.“This is a cynical attempt by politicians to ram through a highly controversial law change without due consideration.”last_img read more

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Medical board suspends ‘Dr Death’

first_img3News 24 July 2014Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke had his medical registration suspended by the Australian Medical Board (AMB) last night.The board believes he “presents a serious risk to public health and safety”, reports ABC News.Dr Nitschke, often dubbed Dr Death, took to Twitter last night saying he would appeal the “politically motivated de-registration”.An investigation into Dr Nitschke began earlier this month by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, which offers support to the AMB.ABC News reports the investigation follows Dr Nitschke admitting that he supported a Perth man’s decision to commit suicide, despite him not being terminally ill.It is believed 45-year-old Nigel Brayley died in May after taking Nembutal, a euthanasia drug he had illegally imported.http://www.3news.co.nz/Medical-board-suspends-Dr-Death/tabid/417/articleID/354003/Default.aspxlast_img read more

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Organize Your Office Space

first_imgLifestyleWeekly ColumnsYour Environment, Your Responsibility Organize Your Office Space by: – December 27, 2019 Here are six (6) tips to help you create a workspace that is efficient, well-organized and improves productivity.Keeping your office space clutter free helps reduce stress and improves organization and efficiency. One way to ensure that your work station remains free of clutter is by clearing your desk whenever you step out. When you are going out for a break, to do a few errands or you are stepping out for the day, clear out your space.Keep everything in its place. When you have a designated space for everything, items are easier to locate. The familiarity of your workspace also removes distractions making it easier to focus and prioritize your work.Make your desk a combination of inspiration and efficiency. Consider having wall art or client testimonials close by to inspire you and keep you motivated. You can also keep a vision board close by to remind you of your long-term goals and a calendar to keep track of important activities and appointments.Adding a few plants to your office space or working in an area with a view of outside helps to reduce stress and improves creativity. Working near windows also increases your access to natural light which has a positive effect on how an individual feels.Ample lighting is important for every type of workspace. This improves your motivation and functionality by creating a productive atmosphere that is conducive for working.The design of your office space should reflect your company’s character. By your design choices you can communicate your brand to customers/visitors. Your choice of decor, furniture, etc. should reflect your business culture and appeal to the type of customers you want to attract.Whether you work from home or in a formal business setting these tips can be quite useful.Were the above tips useful?  Share this article with family and friends.  If you need any clarification on this topic, feel free to email us at feedback@millenia.dm. Tweet Sharing is caring! Written by Garn Todd JosephWebsite & Advertising Assistant for the Millenia Group of Companies Share Share 67 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Watford, Fenerbahce go after  Asamoah

first_img The Ghana international is now 31 years old and his contract with the Nerazzurri runs until June 2021. Antonio Conte has not looked to Asamoah this season, giving him only 11 competitive appearances between Serie A and the Champions League. According to FCInterNews.it, he is destined to leave Italy this summer, with two intriguing offers.Advertisement The first is from Watford, which would be a reunion of sorts, seeing as the Premier League club is owned by the Pozzo family. Asamoah spent much of his Serie A career with their other side, Udinese. read also:Inter sign versatile Ghanaian Asamoah The other proposal comes from Fenerbahce in Turkey and they are prepared to match his current Inter salary over a two-year contract. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter full-back Kwadwo Asamoah has proposals from Watford and Fenerbahce, having barely featured at San Siro this term. Loading… Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Great Ancient Mysteries Of China7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madelast_img read more

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F1: Hamilton raises alarm over over Bill Gates anti-vax post

first_img However, Hamilton said the video showed “there is still a lot of uncertainty about the side effects (of a vaccine) most importantly and how it is going to be funded”. Last week Gates was forced to deny conspiracy theories accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak, for reasons varying from biological terrorism to making money from selling vaccines. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Read Also: Willian to agree new Chelsea deal this week A video that said Gates wanted “to eliminate 15 percent of the population” through vaccination and electronic microchips has racked up millions of views on YouTube. “It’s a bad combination of pandemic and social media and people looking for a very simple explanation,” the Microsoft founder said during a CNN Town Hall interview. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A comment accompanying the original post accuses Gates of telling lies – something that Hamilton said he failed to spot. “I’ve noticed some comments on my earlier post around the coronavirus vaccine, and want to clarify my thoughts on it, as I understand why they might have been misinterpreted,” the British Mercedes driver wrote in a subsequent post on Instagram. “Firstly, I hadn’t actually seen the comment attached so that is totally my fault and I have a lot of respect for the charity work Bill Gates does. “I also want to be clear that I’m not against a vaccine and no doubt it will be important in the fight against coronavirus, and I’m hopeful for its development to help save lives.”center_img Loading… Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton insists he was “misinterpreted” after sharing a post on social media that accused Bill Gates of lying about a coronavirus vaccine. Hamilton said he wanted to “clarify (his) thoughts” on the issue after the video posted to his 18.3 million Instagram followers attracted critical comments. The post has since been deleted. In the footage, Gates, the billionaire philanthropist who has pledged $250 million to fighting the coronavirus, is questioned about the possible side-effects of a vaccine.last_img read more

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