first_img Caissie Levy Heather Headley View Comments Ashley Brown Heather Headley, Merle Dandridge, Caissie Levy, Whoopi Goldberg, Patti Murin, Susan Egan & Ashley Brown(Photo: Walt Disney Television/Heidi Gutman) Merle Dandridgecenter_img View All (5) Star Files Disney on Broadway continued its 25th anniversary celebration on October 24 with a special performance on The View. For the first time on national television, six women who originated some of Disney on Broadway’s iconic roles came together to sing a medley of beloved songs. The performance featured Heather Headey (Nala in The Lion King, Aida in Aida), Susan Egan (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins), Merle Dandridge (Kala in Tarzan), Caissie Levy (Elsa in Frozen) and Patti Murin (Anna in Frozen). Watch the stars perform the music of these beloved roles below and make plans to see the star-packed Disney on Broadway anniversary concert on November 4 in NYC. Patti Murinlast_img read more

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP AGMARK Rabaul Gurias sponsor Late John ‘Papa Guria’ Nightingale’s funeral service will be held tomorrow at Saint Luke’s Chapel, Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. This was according to NGIP Agmark Limited Director Nicholas Lyons when contacted yesterday by Post-Courier. “The situation now is that Late John’s family, his children are overseas and one of his son’s and three of his (late John Nightingale’s) grandchildren are in New Zealand and they are prevented from travelling to Australia by this Covid-19 quarantine rules,” said Lyons. Lyons said they (Late John’s family members in New Zealand) are also prevented from coming to PNG because of quarantine rules as well. “Again quarantine (state-of-emergency) prevents us from gathering of any number. The family is going to wait until the rules governing quarantine and gatherings are finished then there will be a re-organising of the service as soon as we know.” “The funeral service as you know will be held on Saturday and that kind of takes care of requirements. There are many, many friends and colleagues that would want to gather to say goodbye to him and it has to be a scale that is appropriate to his position,” said Lyons. He said they were not going to have a tiny small limited gathering in Kokopo but a very sizeable event as soon as they are allowed to. “Mrs. Nightingale is from Vunamami and her clan will be doing that sort of thing (Haus krai) and I’m sure that many, many people making acknowledgements like that.” “John’s wife is also his business partner and also Mama Guria. She has been down in Australia for over six months nursing her husband until he passed away. So we are not going to do anything without her,” said Lyons.last_img read more

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — When Utah meets Weber State on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m.) in the annual Beehive Classic game at Vivint Arena, it will mark the first time the two teams have met since Larry Krystkowiak’s first year in 2011.Before that, the Utes and Wildcats played each other for 36 of the previous 37 seasons in an annual rivalry that spanned Ute coaches Jerry Pimm, Lynn Archibald, Rick Majerus, Ray Giacoletti and Jim Boylen. All played Weber State every season, the exception being 1992 when the two schools didn’t play.Krystkowiak has rarely played in-state schools when he hasn’t had to, such as the Beehive Classic, where the Utes played Utah State in 2017. He stopped playing the Aggies in 2011 after the two rivals had played 222 times over the previous 101 years. He’s played Southern Utah once and BYU eight times, skipping one year when he bought out the contract with his own money because he didn’t want to play the Cougars after the 2015 “Nick Emery-punch” game.When asked Tuesday if he could give a reason why the Utes haven’t played the Wildcats since 2011, Krystkowiak said, “No, I can’t. I just haven’t scheduled them. I don’t know why it was done 35 straight years, but we can’t play everybody in-state every year.”Then he provided probably the best reason when he said, “I didn’t want to play them because they kicked our butts the last time we played them.”“I didn’t want to play them because they kicked our butts the last time we played them.” — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak on Weber StateIn that 2011 game, the Wildcats beat the Utes 80-51, the second-largest margin of victory in the 40-game series. But it wasn’t like Randy Rahe’s team was trying to embarrass the Utes that night.That was during the rough 6-25 season when the Utes lost to Oregon by 46, to Colorado by 40, to Cal by 36, to Cal-Fullerton by 31, to Fresno State by 30 and to Harvard by 28.HOBBLING UTES: The Utes, who are coming off three straight home wins, have been hobbled by injuries all season, although players haven’t had to sit out with many games.Freshman guard Rylan Jones has played on a sprained ankle throughout much of the season and last game against Central Arkansas, he had to leave in the first half after sustaining a rib injury. Leading scorer Timmy Allen has also had a sore ankle much of the year, freshman Branden Carlson missed a game with a knee injury and freshman forward Mikael Jantunen has been slowed by a knee injury.“We’re not at full strength,”” said Krystkowiak. “It’s been kind of a comedy of errors with collisions and ankle sprains and stitches and knees and different things like that, more so than any year I can remember here.”Krystkowiak would not discuss specific injuries or timetables for players, but hopes to have a healthier team by Saturday. “We’re almost in a bye week where you have a week between games, so that’s the good news,” he said. “Hopefully by the time Saturday rolls around, we can get closer, then two quick games in one week, then we’ll have four or five days off for Christmas break and hopefully everybody can get their batteries charged before going into league play and we can be closer to healthy.”UTE NOTES: After Saturday’s game, the Utes will play two more neutral-site games next week, against Kentucky in Las Vegas on Dec. 18 and against San Diego State on Dec. 21 in Los Angeles … The Utes are shooting 51.5% from the field, which ranks No. 5 in the nation in the latest NCAA statistics. Utah is also fifth in scoring at 85.6 points per game … Timmy Allen is 25th in the nation in scoring average at 20.8 points per game … Utah’s five frontcourt players, Riley Battin, Branden Carlson, Mikael Jantunen, Matt Van Komen and Lahat Thioune are all shooting 56 percent or better and are a combined 62.6% from the field on 82 of 131 … Pac-12 play begins Jan. 2 with a home game against Oregon State.last_img read more

first_imgBlue Devils improve to 4-0By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Post 54 American Legion baseball team swept a non-league doubleheader from Holmen on Saturday, winning 4-1 and 9-8 at Jack Hackman Field.Hunter Korger tossed a complete game in the opener, striking out five and scattering five hits without a walk to earn the victory for Marshfield, which is now 4-0 to start the 2017 season.Logan Jakobi and Jacob Neve each had two hits for the Blue Devils. Jakobi scored twice, and Jared Klein drove in two runs as well.In Game 2, Marshfield led 9-3 after six innings before Holmen’s bats erupted to make it tight.Holmen scored five runs before Marshfield’s Jake Brueggen struck out the final batter of the game to earn the save for Neve, who was the winner after throwing six innings.Brueggen had three hits and scored twice at the plate for Marshfield, Jared Johnsrud scored three times, Klein was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and Conner Berry and Korger each drove in a pair for the Blue Devils.Marshfield hosts Stevens Point at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hackman Field.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 1Marshfield 4, Holmen 1Holmen Post 248 100 000 0 – 1 5 0Marshfield Post 54 201 001 x – 4 8 1WP: Hunter Korger. LP: Braund.SO: Braund 6; Korger 5. BB: Braund 1; Korger 0.Top hitters: H, Fonstad 2×3, run. M, Logan Jakobi 2×3, 2 runs; Jared Klein 1×2, 2 RBIs; Jacob Neve 2×3, RBI.—Game 2Marshfield 9, Holmen 8Holmen Post 248 100 110 5 – 8 12 3Marshfield 000 324 x – 9 11 3WP: Jacob Neve. LP: Byum. SV: Jake Brueggen.SO: Byum (5 inn.) 5, Fonstad (1 inn.) 0; Neve (6 inn.) 0, Austin Palacek (2/3 inn.) 0, Brueggen (1/3 inn.) 1. BB: Byum 2, Fonstad 1; Neve 1, Palacek 0, Brueggen 0.Top hitters: H. Becker 3×4, 2B, 2 runs; Fonstad 2×4, 2 RBIs; Torud 1×3, 2 runs; Braund 3×4, 2 RBIs; Wall 1×3, 3 RBIs. M, Brueggen 3×4, 2 runs, RBI; Paul Maguire 2B, run; Jared Johnsrud 1×3, 3 runs, RBI; Jared Klein 3×3, run, 2 RBIs; Conner Berry 2B, 2 RBIs; Hunter Korger 2×3, 2 RBIs, run.Records: Holmen not reported; Marshfield 4-0.last_img read more

first_imgThe final tally for spending in the Public Cloud Computing market in 2013 comes in at a whopping $45.7 billion according to a recent study by IDC.  IDC also predicts that the cloud market will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 23 percent through 2018.Cloud software spending, which includes both SaaS and PaaS, accounts for 86 percent of the cloud services market.  ERP and CRM are the two biggest components of this sector.  In 2013, $10.78 billion was spent on ERP and $8.13 billion was spent on CRM. and ADP are the two largest SaaS vendors, followed by Intuit, Oracle and Microsoft, according to IDC’s survey.Cloud infrastructure, which includes IaaS and storage solutions, accounts for 14 percent of the market share.  In this market, holds the top position with over 40 percent of market share, followed by RackSpace, IBM, CenturyLink, and Microsoft.Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC, said that “we are at a pivotal time in the battle for leadership and innovation in the cloud. IDC’s Public Cloud Services Tracker shows very rapid growth in customer cloud service spending across 19 product categories and within eight geographic regions. Not coincidentally, we see vendors introducing many new cloud offerings and slashing cloud pricing in order to capture market share. Market share leadership will certainly be up for grabs over the next 2-3 years.”last_img read more

first_imgsarah perez Related Posts Tags:#Location#mobile#Product Reviews#web A new application called “Mayorama” has just arrived in the iTunes Application Store to help users of the Foursquare location-based social networking service more easily earn the title of “mayor,” the honorary designation awarded to those who have checked in the most at a particular venue. Regular visitors to their local Starbucks, for example, can become “Mayor of Starbucks,” a title which provides a discount on their next Frappuccino purchase in addition to the accompanying bragging rights. Mayors of clothing store Ann Taylor, meanwhile, receive 25% off on their next clothing purchase. Although rewards and discounts like this are still few and far between, as the location-based social networking space grows, achieving these coupon-friendly virtual mayorships will become more important to thrifty shoppers as well as to competitive players who simply like to accumulate their crowns. Getting Mayor with MayoramaWith the 99-cent Mayorama app, you can check on your current mayorships, find out how many more check-ins will earn you mayor at your favorite spots around town and, using the smartphone’s GPS, you can see all the Foursquare venues around you in a list and plotted on a map. When viewing these nearby venues (dubbed “targets”), the application will also display how many check-ins are required in order to become mayor. This lets competitive users easily find new venues in need of a mayor. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The new mobile app is not dissimilar to the website at That online resource parses your Foursquare check-in history to find out how many more check-ins you need at your favorite spots to become mayor. It also provides a search by venue feature, but requires the venue ID to do so, making it a less useful than Mayorama’s “target” listings feature. It’s also less useful in general, since it’s not packaged in a mobile app format. Foursquare: No One Cares?Although Foursquare has spawned a cottage industry filled with apps like Mayorama (500 or so apps have been built atop its platform), some in the tech industry are looking skeptically at Foursquare and its location-based social networking counterparts. Forrester Research recently deflated expectations when it warned marketers that there’s more hype than bite in location-based apps for now. Harris Interactive then backed up those findings with more data. Chris O’Brien, a Mercury News columnist, even warns that this location-services craze may be the “next great Internet bubble.” “I’m at the Starbucks in Oversharington,” he sneers, before making the reasonable argument that all these hip, emerging companies may quickly become overshadowed when Facebook launches its rumored geolocation competitor, details of which are still unknown. He’s not alone in this opinion, however. Tech blogger Steven Hodson also decried Foursquare et al. by saying “Anyone that thinks that companies like Foursquare are going to be around for any real length of time…is dreaming.” But Ben Horowitz, a partner in Andreessen Horowitz, thinks otherwise. He justified his investment in the startup (the firm led a new round of $20 million in venture funding in June), remarking that its growth is faster than Twitter’s was at this same stage. “Their growth has been explosive over the past few months — they just hit 1 million users in April and now they’re approaching 1.8 million, adding around 15,000 users per day.” It seems, though, thanks to the shadow cast by Internet giant Facebook, any hint that the social network, now half-a-billion strong in terms of users and reportedly bringing in over a billion in sales revenue per year, is thinking of getting involved in a particular venture, dooms anyone else daring to compete. But are these naysayers too quickly writing off Foursquare and other location-based startups? Or are they right to question the potential of any service whose same feature set will soon be duplicated by Facebook? Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

first_imgTags:#Apple#iOS 8#iOS 8 Bugs#iOS 8.0.1#iPHone 6#iPhone 6 Plus#touch id What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Apple’s latest iOS 8.0.1 got you down? You’re not alone.See also: iOS 8.0.1 Kills More Than It Cures, So Apple Pulled It The first update to the week-old iOS 8, Apple’s new operating system for iPhones and iPads, ended up crippling cellular reception and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner for many users—primarily those with the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Apple yanked the update pending a fix.In the meantime, you may be among those stuck with this dud of an update. But take heart: A few minutes with iTunes and you can revert your phone back to the previous version of iOS 8. Here’s how.Restoration Hardware, iPhone StyleEssentially, you’ll be downloading and installing the old software, a process that will erase everything else on your device. That’s why it’s crucial to back up your phone first. This ensures you won’t lose stuff like messages, apps or settings.In fact, the process is very similar to the way you’d downgrade your phone back to iOS 7. If for some reason you’ve decided iOS 8 just isn’t for you at this moment, it might be time to check out our guide to downgrading. (It might not be possible for much longer, though, so you may want to hurry.) See also: How To Downgrade iOS 8 Back To iOS 7For our purposes here, though, all you really want to do is get back the functionality iOS 8.0.1 slapped off your big new expensive Apple smartphone. Here’s how: Download the last official stable build of iOS 8, i.e. version 8.0.0, onto your desktop computer. Those show up as IPSW files, available for the iPhone 6 here and iPhone 6 Plus here. These are the official versions from Apple.Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB/Lightning cable, and launch iTunes.On the iPhone page in iTunes, perform a backup by choosing “this computer” and tapping “Back Up Now.” This saves your current iPhone data to your computer. Forget this step and you’ll end up with a clean and empty, factory-fresh iDevice.Now use iTunes to restore. In the Windows version, you press and hold the Shift key while hitting “Restore.” Mac OS X users, do the same thing—just hold the Alt key instead of Shift as you choose “Restore.”In the window that pops up, pick the IPSW file for your specific device. Then follow the prompts. (If a nag warning tells you to shut off “Find my iPhone,” go to your iCloud settings and deactivate it for now.)Now tap “Restore backup,” pick the iTunes backup you just made a few moments ago and let the program do the rest.Voila! When you’re done, you should have an iPhone running iOS 8.0.0 with full cellular reception and Touch ID fingerprint scanning. And maybe, just maybe, a new wait-and-see approach whenever Apple sends out new software. Photo courtesy of Apple, adapted by Adriana Lee for ReadWriteUpdate: iOS developer Devran Ünal reached out to say that a full restore isn’t even necessary. He states that simply getting the older iOS 8 files and choosing “Update” in iTunes instead should do the job. No need to restore after 8.0.1.iPhone 6: 6 Plus: on “Update” via iTunes.— Devran (Cosmo) Ünal (@maccosmo) September 24, 2014If this doesn’t work for you, and performing a restore doesn’t help, you have one more option: putting your device into recovery mode. Apple outlines the steps for that here. Let us know which method works for you in the comments below. (Thanks, @maccosmo!) Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img adriana lee Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgThe Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (CTDRS) has issued a press release reminding taxpayers about tax preparer permit requirements. The press release states that the taxpayers who will provide tax preparation for Connecticut income tax returns for the 2019 filing season, or who will facilitate refund anticipation loans or refund anticipation checks, must obtain a permit issued by the CTDRS as of January 1, 2019. Further, the release states that the CTDRS accepts permit applications online only through the State of Connecticut eLicense web portal at Furthermore, the release informs the taxpayers who need to register, that they should visit the CTDRS website’s Paid Preparers and Facilitators page, where users are prompted to answer questions to determine applicability of the permit requirement. Additionally, to apply for and obtain a permit, the taxpayers must have an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) preparer tax identification number (PTIN) and evidence of experience, education, or training in tax preparation services. For additional guidance, the taxpayers may visit Release, Tax Preparer Refund Facilitator Permit Requirement, Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, December 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

first_imgBradie Tennell, foreground, poses after winning the women’s free skate event with second place finisher Mirai Nagasu, left, third place finisher Karen Chen, second from right, and fourth place finisher Ashley Wagner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rising star Bradie Tennell’s near-perfect free skate Friday night earned her a national title and almost certainly a spot on the U.S. team for next month’s Olympics.Tennell was spotless in the short program two days ago, then as the final skater in the long program she didn’t miss a trick under tremendous pressure. Her top competitors, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, already had put down superb routines.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The three women headed to the Pyeongchang Games will be announced Saturday.After overpowering the entry and two-footing the triple axel that no other American woman tries, Nagasu hit six triple jumps, including a loop in the final seconds of a stirring program. She was so moved by her performance that she broke out in tears and covered her face, trying to gain control of the emotions that often had betrayed her in critical moments.She was still crying in, appropriately, the kiss and cry area when the marks showed Nagasu she had shattered her personal best by nearly 20 points with a 213.84.Chen’s big season last year had not translated into achievement this campaign. She put those struggles to an icy death with a superb showing that had one flaw toward the end. She, too, was overcome by tears for a 198.59 score.Tennell made it a trio of tears with her career best of 219.51.  A long shot heading into the season, Tennell announced herself as an Olympic team threat with a third place at Skate America. Hardly ice shattering, but she ratcheted up everything for nationals.ADVERTISEMENT “I just had to keep calm and focus on what I knew I could do,” Tennell said. “There’s the initial butterflies, but I kind of start to lose myself and keep going.“It’s indescribable to me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingNagasu, U.S. champ 10 years ago, capped a sensationally sweet comeback with a flowing performance to finish second, virtually assuring a spot in next month’s Olympics — a berth she was denied four years ago by the selection committee. That position for Sochi was given to Ashley Wagner, who had finished fourth, one spot behind Nagasu, but had a better overall record.Chen, the defending champion, was third and Wagner was fourth. Wagner had the crowd going for most of her energetic routine, but a flawed lutz as her final jump was costly. She responded to the fans with a deep bow when she finished, yet was shaking her head “no” when her marks were posted.Earlier, favorites Maia and Alex Shibutani outdistanced their top competition in the short dance. The free dance is Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertecenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Lyle scores career-high 26 as Nuggets beat Jazz 99-91 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more