Megan Mullally & Veronica Dunne Get into Sylvia’s Doggy Style

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Comments Emmy winner Megan Mullally and Veronica Dunne were all about the kibbles and bits when they attended Broadway’s hilarious comedy Sylvia. Mullally was on hand to visit her former It’s Only a Play co-star Matthew Broderick. Meanwhile, Dunn, known to Disney fans as the star of K.C. Undercover, and her boyfriend, Under the Dome’s Max Ehrich, shared some warm fuzzies with the show’s title canine (a.k.a. Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford). To all Sylvia visitors we say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey!” (That’s dogspeak for “What’s up?!”) Related Shows Sylvia last_img

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Elstone defends Premier League

first_img Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has established a commission to examine how best to improve the fortunes of the senior national side and enable more home-grown talent to come through the domestic club system. Commission member and former England manager Glenn Hoddle has suggested a quota system should be employed in the Premier League – an idea backed by Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor – and called for all concerned to be ”ruthless” in the quest to improve chances of success on the international stage. However, Elstone maintains the elite clubs are not the source of all the failings of the England set-up, but rather a strength. Writing in his blog on the club’s official website, www.evertonfc.com, Elstone pulled few punches as he backed the efforts of top-flight member clubs, hitting out at “so much abdication of responsibility”. Elstone wrote: “I am certain those in the game know which organisation has transformed the fortunes of English football, has put our game back on the map, has put respectability back into our game. The world’s most admired, envied and respected League is ours – and it’s not just about the money. “The Premier League has created the perfect environment to develop world-class players, a research and development laboratory with maximum stress testing and the potential for true Darwinian outcomes. “It is the political capital leveraged by the revelation that ‘only’ 30 per cent of total minutes played in the Premier League is English that has moved me to write. It’s hardly revelatory, it’s something we’ve known for a while, and, it is claimed to reveal the root of the problem, our League is full of foreigners. But maybe we should consider whether ‘full’ is a problem. “How many great players do we actually need to win a World Cup? The Belgians might do it with fifteen? 30 per cent is actually quite a big number when you consider they’re playing in the most demanding League in the world. Maybe it’s time to think quality and not quantity? “These 60 or 70 players can prove Darwin’s theories on the ‘Evolution of the Species’ like no other sporting competition in the world; like no other environment in the world. “Our English talent looks over its shoulder every day. They have players from all over the world chasing their livelihoods. Where better to get the 20, 30 or 40 players we need to fight with the best in the world at a national level? Why would we want it easy? Why would we want to take the pressure off? And it’s a framework built by the Premier League.” Press Association Everton chief executive Robert Elstone has launched an impassioned defence of the Barclays Premier League in the wake of the debate around youth development in England. The Premier League already have an Elite Player Performance Plan in place, which Elstone pointed out has helped bring through the likes of Ross Barkley who is now a regular in Roberto Martinez’s first-team squad and could well play an important role in England’s final crucial World Cup qualifiers. Elstone concluded his blog with reflection on some “desperate” personal experiences from watching his two teenage sons play in the local Stockport League. He wrote: “They continue to play with coaches who are enthusiasts, but scream ‘get rid of it’, with opposition coaches who shout ‘offside’ and encourage dissent, with opposition parents who abuse them, with referees who are either 12-years-old or have enjoyed being centre-stage for far too long. “It is desperate. I look forward to Sunday mornings with such hope. I am always left shattered. “This is breeding ground for the World Cup winner. It is English football’s pyramid. “It’s English football’s pyramid because the other pillar – our schools football – remains incomplete, disengaged and at best, only ever starts in Year Seven. “Thirty-odd years ago it was no different. I never kicked a competitive ball in Junior School. I never played on a Saturday, and my Sunday mornings were on the street. It hasn’t improved. “And who’s responsibility is that? The poor young lad unlucky enough to be only the 21st best player in Liverpool in his year might as well stick to X-Box. “Who is trying to do something to give us a chance of winning the World Cup? Who’s having an impact? I know the answer. I also know who it’s not.” last_img read more

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Ladbrokes Coral and The Racing Partnership end commercial stand off

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit Share GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 Martin Cruddace – ARCFollowing a commercial standoff, Ladbrokes Coral PLC (Ladbrokes Coral) and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have announced that a media rights deal has been agreed. The deal will take effect immediately, ensuring Ladbrokes Coral’s 3,820 betting shops in the UK and Ireland will show racing from 15 Arena Racing Company (ARC) owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses.The deal will also mean Ladbrokes Coral will further show coverage of South African racing. The combined group enterprises of Ladbrokes, Coral and Betdaq will also shortly re-commence streaming of TRP content.The deal is a first of its kind being based purely on a profit-shared model which sees TRP and Ladbrokes Coral incentivised to work together to grow betting on British Racing.ARC Chief Executive, Martin Cruddace, said: “We are delighted to have agreed this deal with Ladbrokes Coral.  It is a testament to the symbiotic nature of racing and betting that we have been able to agree on a deal based on sound commercial principles for both parties.“I am very grateful for the patience and support of my shareholders. We look forward to working with everyone at Ladbrokes Coral as we move into a new era of collaboration and co-operation.”Jim Mullen – LadbrokesWith the recent reform of the horserace betting levy, the landscape is now set for British Racing and bookmakers, both retail and remote, to work together to grow the appeal of British Racing as a betting product, for new and existing fans of the sport. Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen  commented on the agreement: “We are pleased to have struck a deal with The Racing Partnership which gives us a joint incentive to grow the sport. “Horseracing is part of our heritage and, despite the vast choice of sports to bet on in the modern era, it remains a core product for our business, so it is a positive development that once again all our customers, in shops and online, can enjoy a full range of horseracing action.”last_img read more

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CAROLINE DENNIS: THE MAKE UP ARTIST

first_imgIt is hard to believe that such stunning special effects (pictured) are entirely created from make-up. What makes it even more incredible is that it is all done by one of our very own.  Whether it’s a fantasy or theatrical make-up, Caroline Dennis has the talent to elevate her craft of make-up design to a form of high art. But a skill that refined doesn’t come without training and a lot of skill.For someone who has only been in such a school for only four months, the Liberian-born make-up artist first made an impression of her work when she posted her first work on her Facebook page, getting over a hundred likes and comments expressing how talented people think she is based on a make-up job she did on a model.Born on July 7, 1987 in Monrovia, Caroline Dennis is a student at the Scandinavian International Make-up School in Bankok, Thailand. Still in her mid 20’s, her creations are not just impeccable and vibrant, but bursting with inspiration as well, making you wish you too could be a make-up artist.For Caroline, make-up was always something that intrigued her while growing up as a child, leaving her with no other options but dreams of becoming a make up artist some day. “I’ve always been drawn to colors and beauty, and it amazes me how make-up can transform a person from one look to the other.”In as much as Caroline is not a full time make-up artist, her work stands out for a beginner; but that doesn’t give the young creative artist a big ego. Rather it encourages her to do better.  “I’m even going into special effects and learning about everything from fantasy make-up, photography make-up, drag queen make up, photography black and white make-up, T.V and film bridal make-up, creative make-up, theater make-up, and fashion make-up”.But not all that glitters is gold.  Being in a school where you’re the only person of African descent is a huge challenge for Caroline. In addition to the stigmas associated with being Black, she’s also battling the challenge of learning how to do make up on her fellow black skin tone; as she’s only being taught how to do make up for models with fair skin. “I m the only black in the school so is hard for me to work on black skin tone. So I try my best to practice at home, doing my own make-up. At times I will practice on my friend”.Adding, “The difference is ‘white’ skin tone but I use the same basic on dark skin tone. Like matching the right foundation, know the skin type, type of eyes, shape of eyebrow, face shapes and contouring.  They are just white but I use the same technique to do a dark skin”.Beyond every successful person is a dream bigger than him/herself. For Caroline, her dreams are to one day come back home and give back to the society she comes from.“In the future eventually I will come back home and build up my name in the make-up industry as well as wanting to work in the Fashion and Film industry, working along with talented artists.”The budding make-up artist describes herself as a “simple person” and believes that within the next five years, “I will like to have my own make up team and create a big impression in the make-up industry.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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