Watch the First Trailer of Sutton Foster’s New TV Series Younger

first_img View Comments Star Files Sutton Foster’s Younger has set its premiere date! The TV Land show, which the two-time Tony winner previously described to as “Tootsie but with age,” comes from Sex and the City creator Darren Starr and will begin on March 31. The Great White Way favorite plays a New Jersey divorced single mother in her early 40s who kickstarts her career by passing herself off as a 20-something, landing a hot job at a New York City publishing company. Check out the trailer below, where we catch our first proper look at Foster’s insane wardrobe, chemistry with co-stars Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor, and perhaps get TMI about waxing.center_img Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Andrew Rannells & Patina Miller to Announce 2016 Tony Noms

first_imgAndrew Rannells & Patina Miller(Photo by Bruce Glikas) Recent Hamilton king Andrew Rannells and Tony winner Patina Miller have been enlisted to announce this year’s Tony nominations! The event will take place on May 3 at 8.30 AM live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. Broadway’s biggest night is scheduled for June 12, hosted by James Corden.In addition to Hamilton, Rannells has appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon (for which he received a Tony nomination), Jersey Boys and Hairspray. On TV, he headlined the sitcom The New Normal and is a regular on HBO’s Girls. Films include Bachelorette and The Intern.Miller won the Tony for Pippin and also starred in the musical comedy Sister Act on Broadway. On screen she can currently be seen on CBS’ Madam Secretary; other credits include Commander Paylor in the final two The Hunger Games movies.Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced last year’s nominations. View Commentslast_img read more

Stephen Schwartz Reveals Wicked Movie Details

first_img Related Shows Rejoicify! After years of speculation, we finally have some more official details about the Wicked movie. Stephen Schwartz revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that the Universal Pictures project, which is a few years away, will contain at least three new numbers. The composer also plans to incorporate at least one song cut from the Broadway show in the film adaptation.Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Schwartz features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”Book writer Winnie Holzman will return to adapt her script for the screen, and Stephen Daldry is set to helm the film. No word yet on casting. The original Broadway production was led by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth; the musical, still playing at the Gerswhin Theatre, is currently led by Rachel Tucker and Carrie St. Louis. from $95.00 Wickedcenter_img Rachel Tucker in Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ (Photo: Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Watch John Legend & Ariana Grande’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Music Video

first_imgJohn Legend We’ve heard John Legend and Ariana Grande’s heavenly vocals on Beauty and the Beast’s titular track. Now, there’s a music video of their version, complete with Grande rocking a red tulle gown, Legend on the piano and a whole lot of dancing rose petals. The video is set in the iconic ballroom where Belle and the Beast (to be played in the live-action remake by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens) dance together in the film. Take it all in, and be sure to catch the Disney film in theaters on March 17. View Commentslast_img read more

March 15, 2003 Notices

first_imgMarch 15, 2003 Notices Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 30 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms commencing November 1 and expiring on October 31, 2008.Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible.Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members work 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, April 11, 2003. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.Compensation Claims JNC needs members The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for a judge of compensation claims in District C (Jacksonville), created by the resignation of Judge Wilbur W. Anderson.Qualified applicants must submit the original completed application, one copy to the chair, and one additional copy to each commission member by 5 p.m., April 15.Applications and the list of commission members may be obtained from G. Bart Billbrough, commission chair, 2600 Douglas Road, Suite 902, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 442-2701, fax (305) 442-2801.Bar seeks JNC commissioners T he Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies for nominations to be submitted to Gov. Bush on or before June 3: Judicial Nominating Commissions: One lawyer vacancy for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each vacancy to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.Applications must be completed for each vacancy applied for and must be received by mail or fax, (850) 561-5826, no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, to the executive director’s office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications. The committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Governors.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar’s Web site,, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6627, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, by the March 21 deadline.Ninth JNC to fill circuit vacancy Raquel A. Rodriguez The Govenor’s General CounselGov. Jeb Bush is seeking a few good men and women to help him select judges for our state’s courts.There are a total of 26 state judicial nominating commissions: a statewide Supreme Court JNC, five district court of appeal JNCs, and 20 circuit court JNCs. There also is a statewide nominating committee for judges of compensation claims.Judicial nominating commissions play a vital role in our state judicial system. In recommending judicial nominees, the men and women who comprise these JNCs help the governor discharge his constitutional obligation to fill vacancies arising in the trial courts and to appoint judges of the Supreme Court, the district courts of appeal, and the court of compensation claims.On June 30, the terms of three of the members of each of the 26 JNCs will expire. The Florida Bar will have the opportunity to recommend nominees to Gov. Bush to fill one of the rotating vacancies on each JNC. In addition, the governor will appoint two other persons for the remaining vacancies. Each nominee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. There also will be vacancies on the statewide nominating commission for judges of compensation claims.Since taking office in 1999, Gov. Bush has appointed 210 judges. Of these judges, 61 are women; 24 are African-American; and 24 are Hispanic. The governor also has sought geographic diversity in his appointments. It is fitting that Florida has a diverse judiciary, given the diversity of our state’s population.Crucial to a diverse judiciary is having diverse nominating commissions throughout every circuit and district of our state. Bringing a variety of perspectives from the legal profession and the public helps our JNCs appreciate the many different qualities that go into being a good judge.Gov. Bush looks for judicial nominees who not only have excellent credentials and integrity but who also understand the role of the judge and bring the panoply of life’s experiences to the bench. His task is not an easy one. It is difficult to make such decisions based only on a written application and a brief interview. While calls and letters from community leaders, peers, and others provide valuable insight, reliance on them is not the same as having first-hand knowledge of the nominee and the local bench and bar. This is where the importance of the JNCs comes in.Members of the JNCs often will know the judicial applicants personally. If they don’t, they probably know someone who does. They also are in the best position to evaluate which are the most important of the many characteristics of a good judge needed in their communities. This intimate familiarity with both the applicant pool and the local community is indispensable. However, unless the JNC represents a cross-section of the entire community, the JNC cannot hope to bring the full breadth of such knowledge into its deliberations.In order to ensure that the JNCs are bringing him the benefit of this knowledge, Gov. Bush has sought to appoint a diverse group of people to the JNCs. This has been easier in some circuits and districts than in others. Consequently, the governor is increasing his outreach efforts to urge members of the Bar who represent the rich diversity of Florida to apply for the upcoming vacancies. As part of this outreach effort, the governor has contacted the local bars and the specialty bars throughout the state to seek their help in expanding the pool of applicants for the JNCs.Preserving a strong, committed, and independent judiciary is our mutual responsibility. reaching out to Florida’s entire legal community, Gov. Bush seeks to share this responsibility more broadly. How to apply for a JNC vacancyAll appointees must reside in the territorial jurisdiction served by the JNC on which the appointee will serve and comply with state financial disclosure laws.During their term in office and for two years thereafter, appointees are not eligible for appointment to any state judicial office for which the JNC has authority to make nominations.The Florida Bar’s application deadline is 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 21. Completed applications must be received by John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 650 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee 32399-2300 or by fax at (850) 561-5600. The application can be downloaded from for direct appointment by the governor should be faxed or mailed to: Jason Rodriguez, The Governor’s Appointments Office, The Capitol, Tallahassee 32399-0001; fax (850) 488-2183. Instructions and application forms can be obtained from or by writing or calling Jason Rodriguez, Governor’s Appointments Office, The Capitol, Tallahassee 32399-0001; (850) 488-2182.For further information, e-mail examiners openings available Three attorneys are being sought from the territorial jurisdiction of the First, Third, and Fifth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms on the Statewide Nominating Commission for Compensation Claims Judges, commencing July 1.All applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission, pursuant to Section 440.45(2)(b), F.S. Commissioners are also not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their term. Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site,, or should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, April 11, 2003. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.Kirkpatrick seeks Bar reinstatement The Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this corrected notice of selected items to be included in its filing of various changes to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, favorably recommended by the Board since May 2001 but held for consolidated submission to the Supreme Court on or about April 1.The corrected proposals are extracted and printed below, with further explanation for this additional publication which addresses errors in the original notice appearing in the March 1 News issue. Where necessary, this corrective action was formally ratified by the Bar’s executive committee on March 3, and will still be subject to final court acceptance.A copy of the Bar’s final petition may be requested by contacting the Office of the General Counsel, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 or calling (850) 561-5600, ext. 5751.Members who desire to comment on any of the proposed amendments may do so within 30 days of the filing of the Bar’s petition. Comments should be filed directly with the clerk of the Supreme Court of Florida, and a copy must be served on the executive director of The Florida Bar.Rule 1-21.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, governs these proceedings. CHAPTER 4 RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT4-1 CLIENT LAWYER RELATIONSHIP*** RULE 4-1.5 FEES AND COSTS FOR LEGAL SERVICES*** (b) Factors to Be Considered in Determining Reasonable Fee and Costs .*** All costs are subject to the test of reasonableness set forth in subdivision (a) above.*** The previously published notice omitted the proposed amendment to 4-1.5(b), as approved by the Board. CHAPTER 10 STANDING COMMITTEE10-4 CIRCUIT COMMITTEES RULE 10-4.1 GENERALLY (a) Appointment and Terms.***Continuous service of a member shall not exceed 3 years 2 consecutive 3-year terms. A member shall not be reappointed for a period of 3 1 year s after the end of the member’s third second term provided, however, the expiration of the term of any member shall not disqualify that member from concluding any investigations pending before that member.*** In rule 10-4.1(a), the previously published notice did not reflect the strikethrough of “third” or the insertion of “second,” as approved by the Board.10-5 COMPLAINT PROCESSING AND INITIAL INVESTIGATORY PROCEDURES*** RULE 10-5.2 DISQUALIFICATION AS ATTORNEY FOR RESPONDENT DUE TO CONFLICT*** (c) Partners, Associates, Employers, or Employees of the Firms of Standing Committee Members, Circuit Committee Members, or Board of Governors Members Precluded From Representing Parties Other Than The Florida Bar. Members of the firms of a board of governors member, standing committee member, or circuit committee member shall not represent any party other than The Florida Bar in UPL proceedings authorized under these rules without the express consent of the board.*** In proposed rule 10-5.2(c), this revised version now includes the addition of the word “committee” between “standing” and “member” that did not appear in the first notice, although it is reflected in all other suggested edits throughout. CHAPTER 14. GRIEVANCE MEDIATION AND FEE ARBITRATION RULE*** RULE 14-1.2 JURISDICTION*** (b) Pending Civil Action. Circuit arbitration committees The program shall not have jurisdiction to resolve disputes involving matters in which a court has taken jurisdiction to determine and award a reasonable fee to a party or that involve fees charged that constitute a violation of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, unless specifically referred to the circuit arbitration committee program by the court or by bar counsel , respectively. ***14-2. STANDING COMMITTEE RULE 14-2.1 GENERALLY*** (b) Terms. All members shall be appointed for 3-year terms, each term commencing on July 1 of the year of appointment and ending on June 30 of the third year thereafter. Terms shall be staggered so that one-third of the members of the committee shall be appointed each year. No committee member may serve for more than 2 consecutive full terms.*** With regard to rules 14-1.1 & 14-1.2, the revised legislative formatting of the title entries more accurately reflects that proposed rule 14-1.1 is new matter, and that proposed rule 14-1.2 is derived from current rule 14-1.1. As to proposed rule 14-1.2 (b), this revised version now includes the strikethrough of the words “circuit arbitration committee” that did not appear in the first notice, although it is reflected in all other suggested edits throughout. In rule 14-2.1(b), the original proposal and notice did not correctly reflect amendments intended to effect the appointment of one-third of the committee membership each year, as now shown. CHAPTER 17 AUTHORIZED HOUSE COUNSELSUBCHAPTER 17-1 GENERALLY*** RULE 17-1.4 REGISTRATION a) Filing with The Florida Bar. The following shall be filed with The Florida Bar by an individual seeking to be certified as authorized house counsel:(1) A certificate from an entity governing the practice of law of a each state, territory, or the District of Columbia in which the registrant is licensed to practice law certifying that the registrant:(A) [no change](B) [no change](2) a sworn statement by the registrant that the registrant:(A) [no change](B) submits to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Florida for disciplinary purposes, as defined in chapter 3 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and rule 17-1. 7 6 herein,*** The previously published notice omitted these proposed amendments to rule 17-1.4(a), as approved by the Board. Applications are being sought to fill a Ninth Judicial Circuit vacancy, created by the retirement of Judge Dorothy J. Russell effective May 31.Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be a registered voter, and reside in Orange or Osceola counties.Applications may be obtained from Donald R. Henderson, JNC Chair, Mateer & Harbert, P.A., 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 600, Orlando 32802, phone (407) 425-9044. Applications may also be obtained from The Florida Bar Web site at original and nine copies of the completed application, with attached photograph for each copy, must be received by Henderson no later than 5 p.m., March 28.Board to make May appointmentscenter_img The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May 30 meeting in Key West: ABA House of Delegates: Three lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 12, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Applicants must be ABA members. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: Six lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing July 1. This is a 21-member board composed of seven members from client groups and 14 lawyers, 11 of which are appointed by The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1. The purpose of this 15-member Board of Directors is to assist the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers. Florida Patients Compensation Fund: One attorney to serve a four-year term commencing July 1 and expiring on June 30. The purpose of the board is to supervise the operations of the FPCF which provides excess medical malpractice coverage for health care providers.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment from the Bar’s Web site,, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the application form.Completed applications must be received by John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 25.Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required applicati on.Corrected notice: Annual Bar rules proposals Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, John Evron Kirkpatrick has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Kirkpatrick was the subject of two disciplinary suspensions. The first suspension was a 91-day suspension for violation of trust account regulations. The suspension was effective on April 25, 1999. The second suspension was a 180-day suspension for violation of Rules 4-8(c)(d), 4-4.1 and 4-3.3, arising out of Kirkpatrick’s conduct in the resolution of a civil lawsuit in Tampa. The suspension was effective on August 30, 2001.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Kirkpatrick’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Randi Klayman Lazarus, Bar Counsel, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445.Vazquez seeks Bar reinstatement March 15, 2003 Regular News Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Alejandro Jose Vazquez III has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Vazquez was the subject of two disciplinary suspensions. The first suspension was a felony suspension for his conviction for bribery. The suspension was effective on May 14, 2000. The second suspension was a three-year suspension for violation of Rules 3-4.3, 3-4.4, 4-8.4(b), 4-8.4(c), 4-8.4 (d) and 4-8.4(e), concerning Vazquez’ failure to promptly provide an adequate and accurate explanation of the circumstances surrounding an overdraft in his trust account, as well as the felony conduct which was the subject of the felony suspension. The suspension was effective on March 31, 2000. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Vazquez’ fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Randi Klayman Lazarus, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445.Jacksonville workers’ comp judge needed Governor seeks JNC applicantslast_img read more

The 2020 vision of marketing: A focus on purpose

first_imgTen years ago I co-authored a book with Jim Jerving that predicted the demise of most “marketing” in credit unions. And now here we are less than 24 hours from that year! Were we right?Let’s see:Local radio broadcasts funded by advertisers will go silent. Nope, not yet. As long as people commute in their own cars, we will have radio. BUT, streaming music is now the norm with Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Tidal. You can listen to what you want, most are free and some you can pay to eliminate all advertising. I do.Passive advertiser-funded bundled cable ads will no longer be tolerated. I “cut the cord” four years ago and now “buy” what I want without advertising and I still save money.Newspapers, printed and dropped at your front porch will be gone. I did predict this ten years ago. And it has COME TRUE in my town. You can no longer get a paper delivered in Cochiti Lake, NM because there are not enough subscribers to justify the gas. Seriously.The Post Office will be privatized and people will have the option to no longer receive mail, direct mail, at their place of residence. I wish. Especially after this last holiday season. I do almost all of my shopping on line so of course what do most of those retailers do? Send me printed catalogs! Have I ever ordered from a catalog by calling their 1-800 number? NO! And you should know this. They must be keeping the USPS alive because the USPS revenue has declined by $1.5 billion in the last decade and according to Business Insider’s Kate Taylor, the USPS’ business model is likely unsustainable in its current form, largely because it relies on stamp sales for much of its revenue. Oh, and President Trump blames Amazon for the downfall of the USPS.The real point of my book was that typical credit union marketing plans would include radio ads, newspaper ads, cable TV ads and direct mail. These are no longer effective, and quite frankly a waste of the member’s money. So what’s a marketer to do? Get back to the basics. Word-of-mouth IS, always has been, and always will be the most trusted and effective form of advertising. Can your members recommend you? Are they doing it?The problem with word-of-mouth is, you can’t buy it, you’re probably not measuring or managing it, and you can’t control the message. Half of all word-of-mouth now takes place online. But don’t confuse word-of-mouth and social media, they are not the same thing. Word-of-mouth is a story or recommendation, social media is a conveyance mechanism for that story. It used to be your members would tell their co-workers good or bad stories about their CU experience. Today they can tell thousands of people in a nano-second.I like to think of myself as a “modern marketer.” I focus on creating great experiences for our members, so they will recommend us to others. And it seems to be working. NACUSO now has over 300 members and of the Top 20 CUSOs, 80% are members and/or partners with us.We pride ourselves on putting on a one-of-a-kind Network Conference. We like to say we are the “cool kids” and we know that the NACUSO Network Conference is where “Deals get done.”  In 2019 over 60% of our participants held a C Suite title – the decision makers. We had so many applications for the Next Big Idea Competition we added a Wild Card Round, giving five hopefuls just a few minutes to appeal to the attendees, who voted for one to go to the final round. Next year we will have NFL great Howie Long as our opening keynote speaker, and he will also help us raise much needed advocacy dollars by attending an invitation only breakfast where you can meet him, get your picture with him and an autographed football. Now that’s an experience worth talking about.I wrote the 2020 Vision of Marketing with the hope that credit unions would “focus on purpose” again and stop talking about how great their car rate is. We have a great story to tell, and if you’re not telling it, (see my last CU Insight article What “ABOUT US?”) you are not honoring what makes you unique. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Crystal Palace reject Everton’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha

first_imgZaha has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton (Picture: Getty)Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted he’s in the dark about Zaha’s future and is unsure whether the Ivorian will still be at the club next season.‘He’s dealing with the chairman at the moment,’ Hodgson told Sky Sports.‘The chairman’s his link, they get on very well and know each other very well.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Most of what’s going on with Wilfried is going on between him and the chairman and I can’t enlighten you at all.‘I know what you know. I know it through reading on your websites or in newspapers.’MORE: Paul Pogba’s brother provides update on Man Utd midfielder’s Real Madrid transfer Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jul 2019 4:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link701Shares Everton have failed with their opening offer for Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace have reportedly rejected Everton’s opening bid of £52million for Wilfried Zaha.Zaha, who notched up ten goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, has told Palace that he’s keen to move on from the club ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and Everton are favourites to sign the 26-year-old forward.Arsenal failed with a £40m offer for Zaha earlier this summer – which left Palace ‘incensed’ – and the Gunners have since turned their attentions to signing Lille star Nicolas Pepe.Everton are the latest club to test Palace’s resolve for Zaha after launching a £52m bid for the Ivory Coast international.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityHowever, according to The Daily Mail, the Toffees’ opening proposal was swiftly turned down by Palace. It’s understood the Eagles value the former Manchester United attacker closer to £80m.Chelsea have also been linked with Zaha in recent weeks despite their two-window transfer ban. Advertisement Crystal Palace reject Everton’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried Zahalast_img read more

Health Minister: PAHO Gives Dominica 80% Preparedness

first_img Share                               Honorable Minister for Health and Social Services,Dr. Irving McIntyreThe Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre says the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has scored Dominica’s readiness for a medical emergency or outbreak at close to 80%.He was speaking in the House of Parliament last week when he gave details on the status of tuberculosis cases dispelling reports of a silenced outbreak.“Yes, last year we had eleven cases of tuberculosis, this year we have five cases: three cases were confirmed, two cases are inconclusive and one case passed away. But our lab has the gene expert testing for tuberculosis,” Dr McIntyre said.“Sometimes the issue with tuberculosis is a stock-out; there are certain drugs you need to prevent multi-drug resistant tuberculosis…we have taken it a step further and got 5,000 of those tablets so that the idea of a stock-out doesn’t exist anymore.”He also reported on the dengue outbreak of 2019 when he said there were 30 new cases weekly compared to this year’s 11 so far.Hospital admissions for that illness was at 11 in 2019 and this year, it stands at two cases.He referenced Dominica’s score from PAHO on Dominica’s readiness for an emergency medical disaster or outbreak.Dr McIntyre said, “When PAHO gives you a preparedness of almost 80%, they are using 13 core capacities. In 10 of those capacities, we got 90% and above, it is only in three of them that we were low: legislation, and chemical and radiological preparedness but in all the others we were at 90% and above.”“This is much higher than many other OECS countries. I would rather be wrong with PAHO than right with anyone else,” he insists. Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 110 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNewsPolitics Health Minister: PAHO Gives Dominica 80% Preparedness by: – February 17, 2020last_img read more

Manapla local shot to death

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was shot to death inBarangay Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental. An unidentified suspect peppered Madela withbullets around 12 a.m. on Saturday, it added. The 57-year-old resident Jolito Madelasustained gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed.center_img Officers of the Manapla municipal policestation have yet to identify the suspect and the motive in the shooting./PNlast_img

Liverpool complete Balotelli deal

first_img The club said in a statement: “Liverpool can confirm they have completed the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli, subject to registration. “The 24-year-old sealed his switch to Anfield from AC Milan after passing a medical and agreeing a long-term deal to become the Reds’ ninth signing of the summer so far.” In the club statement, Balotelli, who won a league winner’s medal with City in 2012, said Liverpool was “a great team with young players”. He said: “I’m very happy. We’ve been talking about coming here and now I’m happy to be here. “Liverpool are one of the best teams here in England and the football is very good here. “It’s a great team with young players, and that’s why I came here.” Balotelli spent a year-and-a-half at Milan, where he scored 30 goals in 54 appearances. He has also won the Champions League, three Serie A championships and the FA Cup, plus 33 caps for Italy during which he has scored 13 goals including the strike that accounted for England in the World Cup. Balotelli has had a colourful career and has often fallen out with his managers. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to have asked for assurances about the player’s behaviour on and off the pitch. Last week, Rodgers said no incoming player would be allowed to threaten the “fantastic environment” at the club. Balotelli will wear the No 45 shirt and is understood to have signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth year after moving for a transfer fee of £16million. Rodgers said that was “outstanding value” for a “world-class talent”. He told the club’s official website: “This transfer represents outstanding value for the club and I think we have done a really smart piece of business here. “There is no doubting Mario’s ability; he is a world-class talent and someone who, for such a young age, has vast experience of playing at the very highest level. “He has scored goals in the Barclays Premier League, in Italy, in the Champions League and for his country at international level. “I believe we have the infrastructure, culture and environment to get the best out of him and help him achieve his true potential. We are a strong group here, committed to hard work and he will benefit from being around it. “I am looking forward to working with him and helping him learn more, improve and progress as a player. I’m sure the supporters will make him feel very welcome.” The 24-year-old has agreed a “long-term deal” according to the club, but will not be registered in time to play against his former side Manchester City. The Italy striker tweeted the news of his signing minutes ahead of the official club announcement, saying: “YNWA! COME ON LIVERPOOL!” Liverpool have sealed one of the shock signings of the summer after confirming Mario Balotelli’s arrival from AC Milan. Press Associationlast_img read more