USU Aggie Coaches Show, Featuring Gary Andersen, Schedule Set

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-The first installment of Utah State football head coach Gary Andersen’s coaches show is Wednesday August 28 at 6:00 pm at Wingers Restaurant & Alehouse of Logan, at the west entrance to the Cache Valley Mall.The show will be hosted by USU play-by-play man Scott Garrard while he and Andersen will be joined by various Aggies football players throughout the season.The shows in September are September 5, 19 and 26 and in October, they fall on October 3, 17, 24 and 30.The November shows are November 7, 14 and 21 and the final coaches show is Wednesday November 27. Tags: Cache Valley Mall/Gary Andersen/Scott Garrard/USU Football/Wingers Restaurant & Alehouse Written by August 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Aggie Coaches Show, Featuring Gary Andersen, Schedule Set Brad Jameslast_img read more

Mike Nichols Gave Me My Start! 8 Stars Who Got Their Big Break from the Late Director

first_img FINN WITTROCK (Death of a Salesman) After noticing Wittrock in The Illusion off-Broadway, Nichols asked the American Horror Story star to audition for Happy in his 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman. “It was so out of this world,” Wittrock told Broadway.com. “I remember hearing the story of Dustin Hoffman getting The Graduate. Mike saw him in some off-Broadway play and called him out to Hollywood to audition for this part, which was the coolest story I have ever heard in my life. To have something similar happen to me was mind-blowing.” SARA RAMIREZ (Spamalot) While she had already appeared on Broadway in The Capeman, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm and A Class Act, it was not until Nichols cast Ramirez as The Lady of the Lake that she took the spotlight. Her breakthrough performance garnered her a Tony and two Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Following her Broadway success, she joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Callie Torres. The stage and screen star took to Twitter to call Nichols “an extraordinary man who impacted so many lives with his art, love, wit and humor.” JONATHAN PRYCE (Comedians) Pryce made his Broadway debut and won his first Tony for his performance as Gethin in Trevor Griffith’s play, a role he had previously originated at the Nottingham Playhouse. He remained a stage favorite on both sides of the pond, his credits including Miss Saigon (for which he won the Olivier and Tony), My Fair Lady and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He appeared on stage in the Pirates of the Carribean series, Hysteria and Tomorrow Never Dies. Broadway has lost one of its most legendary directors: Mike Nichols passed away at the age of 83 on November 19. Since the 1963 production of Barefoot in the Park, his Broadway directorial debut, the EGOT winner has been responsible for shaping the careers of several favorites of the stage and screen. Below are just a few of the performers whom Nichols took a chance on when they were relatively unknown, including a fellow EGOT recipient and two stars currently on Broadway. CYNTHIA NIXON (The Real Thing/Hurlyburly) At the age of 18, Nixon appeared in Nichols’ productions of The Real Thing and Hurlyburly simultaneously (a Broadway first). 20 years, a Tony and two Emmys later, Nixon currently headlines the Broadway revival of The Real Thing. Following Nichols’ death, the stage and screen star told the Daily News, “As an actor, there was no greater joy, opportunity or imprimatur than being hired by Mike Nichols. Except being hired by him again.” ROBERT REDFORD (Barefoot in the Park) After bit parts in Sunday in New York and Little Moon of Alban on Broadway, Redford landed his first leading role thanks to Nichols. Though Redford and the director remained close, they did not work together again, despite a few attempts: Redford turned down the role of Nick in the film adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and had expressed interest in starring in Nichols’ next film The Graduate. He would go on to win two Oscars: one for directing Ordinary People and a Lifetime Achievement honor in 2002.center_img ANNA CAMP (The Country Girl) After performing off-Broadway in Columbinus and The Scene, the Pitch Perfect star made her Great White Way debut in The Country Girl, directed by Nichols. Just months after the production, she appeared opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Equus and from there, began lighting up the screen in Mad Men, The Help and more. Soon after the announcement of Nichols’ death, Camp tweeted that she was “forever grateful” to have him as a director for her Broadway debut. WHOOPI GOLDBERG (Whoopi Goldberg) After discovering the comedian during her brief late-night act Spook Show at the Dance Theater Workshop, Nichols produced Goldberg’s eponymous Broadway solo show. Steven Spielberg caught a performance and was so impressed, he cast her in his 1985 film adaptation of The Color Purple—the film catapulted her to stardom. On the November 20 episode of The View, an emotional Goldberg was at a loss for words as she attempted to announce her mentor’s passing. “He gave her her entire beginning of her career,” co-host Rosie O’Donnell said, “and recognized her brilliance before anyone else.” CAROLE SHELLEY (The Odd Couple) Shelley, a Tony winner for The Elephant Man, made her Broadway debut in the Nichols-helmed The Odd Couple. She reprised her performance as Gwnedolyn three years later in the film, and again in the first season of the spin-off TV series. In addition to the role that put her on the map, Shelley’s memorable stage credits include Absurd Person Singular, Stepping Out, Billy Elliot and Wicked. She can currently be seen in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. View Commentslast_img read more

Bold advocacy lifts NAFCU, CUs in 2019

first_imgTogether, NAFCU and the credit union industry have achieved some great wins in 2019 as the association continues its mission of strengthening credit unions. As the industry’s Washington Watchdog, NAFCU has been hard at work advocating for credit union priorities with administration officials, lawmakers, and regulators – all while fighting back against relentless banker attacks and keeping members informed of trends and new regulations that could impact their operations.Here are a few NAFCU and industry highlights to mark this momentous year:GrowthAccording to the most recent NCUA call report data, the entire credit union industry now serves 118 million Americans, with new members joining each day. As the industry has grown, so has NAFCU’s base – in the past six years, NAFCU has seen its membership grow 37 percent and the association now represents 51 percent of the industry’s assets. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Easy’ to combat United plan – Rene

first_img Manchester United slipped nine points behind the Champions League qualification places on Sunday night after yet another disappointing result for Moyes and his under-performing squad. On paper United could not have wished for better opponents. “One of the big things about Manchester United is that they do play with width, they do cross the ball, its in their genes here,” the Scot said. Moyes did admit that he was worried about his side’s struggle to find away through a Fulham defence that had conceded 53 goals in their previous 24 league matches. He was just as concerned about a “mental softness” which he thinks his men displayed in the dying stages. After delivering cross after cross into the Fulham area, Robin van Persie turned home from close range and Michael Carrick made it 2-1 to United 80 seconds later. United had just 15 minutes to hold on to their lead, but they failed miserably as Bent nodded in from barely a yard out following a Fulham break. “You could say we maybe had a mental softness in that we didn’t see the game out and get the job done,” Moyes said. “When we went 2-1 up they left us with the ball. It was just a case of playing out time and we gave away a diabolical second goal. “It was a game we should have easily seen out. “We were comfortable. We weren’t under any real pressure.” Moyes pulled few punches in the assessment of his team’s failure to break down a stubborn and organised Fulham defence. There were a few frank calls from the terraces at full-time, too. Boos and whistles could be heard. Although they were not widespread, patience is starting to run out for some United fans who are used to seeing their team bring home trophy after trophy every year. United have dropped 18 points at home this season and on their travels they have lost to Liverpool, Manchester City, Stoke and Chelsea. When asked whether he could have seen the season going as bad this when he took over from Ferguson, his reply was: “Probably not, no.” There was a similarly downbeat answer from Moyes when he was asked whether his team could finish in the top four. “We will do our best,” Moyes said. “We have a good team and there will be very few teams desperate to play Manchester United, that’s for sure.” It is hard to believe that Arsenal, who face United on Wednesday, will share Moyes’ point of view after this latest underwhelming display from the champions. Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen pinched a point on his return to Old Trafford and then claimed it was easy to pick David Moyes’ game plan apart. Fulham were rock-bottom of the Barclays Premier League with the worst defensive record in the division. Five days earlier they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Sheffield United, who are in the League One relegation zone. But the Cottagers took just 19 minutes to open the scoring and they then survived an onslaught from United to eventually come away with a 2-2 draw thanks to Darren Bent’s 94th-minute equaliser. United flung a record 81 crosses into the Fulham box, but with 6ft 7in centre-back Dan Burn in the away side, former United coach Meulensteen said his team were well prepared for everything the hosts threw at them. “When I saw Manchester United today I thought the game plan was quite straightforward – get it wide, get it in,” said Meulensteen, who walked away from Old Trafford last summer following a long spell among Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff. “If you’re well organised and the goalkeeper is in good positions to come and collect the ball it can be easy [to defend against]. “You need a little bit of creativity and a bit of variety at times to open [teams] up. “It was partly straightforward. We know that we had to be more compact and tight in wide areas because United would cross the ball a lot.” Moyes defended his decision to pump so many balls into the box even though it was clear that the tactic was not working. Press Associationlast_img read more

FA Cup: Hearts, three others qualify for quarterfinals

first_imgHearts of Oak have sealed a qualification into the quarter final stage of the MTN FA cup after a 1-0 win over third-tier side, Afienya City at the Tema sports stadium on Sunday.The only goal in the game was courtesy Isaac Mensah in the 58th minute.Eleven Wise also booked a place after winning their Western regional derby against Samartex 3-1.Tamale Utrecht eliminated BA United with a 2-0 win at the Tamale Academy Stadium while WAFA secured a place in the next round after they defeated Mighty Jets 3-0.Round of 16 resultsAfienya City 0-1 Hearts of Oak Eleven Wise 3-1 Samartex Tamale Utrecht 2-0 BA United WAFA 3-0 Mighty Jets Aduana – Istanbul (Ended abruptly)–last_img