Watch Jessie Mueller Ask Today ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’

first_img Related Shows View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Jessie Mueller stopped by The Today Show February 27 to talk the “great responsibility” of her starring role in Beautiful:The Carole King Musical and to play the crowd at 30 Rock a number or two from the tuner. Host Savannah Guthrie brought up that King herself is skipping the show, a decision the Broadway.com video blogger said “makes perfect sense to me” because an artist is “always vulnerable.” The Tony nominee then went onto perform the classic number “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” with a little help from the Beautiful cast. Check out the clip below and then do the “Locomotion” at the show itself at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Star Files Jessie Muellerlast_img read more

Facebook needs payments – but where are they?

first_imgFor Facebook, it would seem that ramping up its Buy button and Messenger Payments can’t come soon enough. As the social network’s user base continues to shift to mobile and expand into the rest of the world, advertising is no longer keeping pace with revenue expectations — and the logical answer would be payments.But as in previous earnings calls, Facebook executives didn’t say much directly about their payments projects that are slowly making their way into regular use.And they do appear to be needed. In Q1, Facebook’s ad revenue rose to $3.32 billion, up 42 percent from a year ago (and it reportedly would have been up 55 percent, except for the soaring dollar and the staggering euro). But that growth rate dropped from Q4, which showed a 53 percent increase. A breathtaking 73 percent of advertising revenue was from mobile ads — even more impressive because mobile advertising rates are typically lower than for desktop Web users.But payments and other fees dropped to $226 million, down 5 percent from a year ago. (In Q4, it was up 7 percent year-over-year.) That was largely due to a decline in games played on PCs, said Facebook CFO Dave Wehner. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

2020 Thomas and Uber Cup set for October after second postponement: BWF

first_imgPBSI secretary-general Achmad Budiarto said the federation still awaited more tournament dates. He also stressed the importance of having other tournaments prior to the Thomas and Uber Cup, saying “practice without a competition would result in a different feel.”“It would be better if there were tournaments [prior to the Thomas and Uber Cup] as warm-ups for the athletes. They need to take part in such competitions so that they can be better prepared,” said Achmad in a statement on Wednesday.Read also: Athletes find way to cope with boredom during social distancingNonetheless, Achmad believes the new dates in October for the Thomas and Uber Cup are the best decision.“Based on the country’s prediction, the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia will happen in May. Hopefully, in June, July or August we can get back to normal, so we’ll have time for preparation in August and September, at the very least,” he added.The Indonesia Open, an annual national badminton tournament organized by the PBSI, which was scheduled for June 16 to 21, is also on hold without further announcement of new dates.The Thomas and Uber Cup is not the only major sports event that has been hit hard by the pandemic. The Tokyo Olympic Games, initially set for July 24 to Aug. 9, have been rescheduled to July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. The ASEAN Para Games in Philippines have also been pushed back to March 21-27 next year.Topics : “We listened to the advice of the World Health Organization, various health experts, local authorities and the Danish government and it became clear that hosting big events like the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals before September would be difficult,” BWF secretary-general Thomas Lund said in a statement published on the BWF official website, bwfbadminton.com, on Wednesday.Read also: BWF cancels international tournaments amid COVID-19 pandemicIdeally, the BWF should have played other international tournaments in advance of the Thomas and Uber Cup to prepare athletes for the major international event. However, the federation has not yet announced fixed dates for any of those tournaments.Despite having five months of preparation, the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) has not decided on a strategy for the tournament. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Wednesday the new competition dates for the Thomas and Uber Cup championships, which are set for Oct. 3 to 11, in Aarhus, Denmark.The biennial badminton championships, contested by the men’s and women’s national teams of BWF members, were initially scheduled for May 16 to 24 and had then been postponed to Aug. 15 to 23 following the COVID-19 outbreak.However, because of Denmark’s ban on large gatherings, from April 4 until the end of August, the federation had no option but to set new dates for the tournament.last_img read more

Iloilo activists mark martial law anniv with ‘National Day of Action’

first_img“Angamon panawagan sa sining komemorasyon sangmartial law dapat tagaan solusyon angugat sang problema sa kaimolon. Ang kaimolon, ang madata nga pinatyanaymasolbar lamang paagi sa pag-istoryahanay,” said Sulayao. Marvin Saijo of the University of thePhilippines Visayas’ student council, on the other hand, said they werepressing for a halt to the red-tagging of student activists and the so-calledmilitarization of schools./PN Reverend Father Marco Sulayao of thePromotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR Panay and Guimaras) said peoplewould be at the losing end of an all-out war between the government and rebels. Yesterday’s National Day of Action inPanay Island ahead of today’s martial law anniversary was also be observed inRoxas City, Capiz province and in Kalibo, Aklan. But the mass action was not aboutMarcos’ martial law only. The protesters also pressed for the resumption of thepeace talks between the national government and communists, scrapping of theRice Tariffication Law that is being blamed for the deluge of cheap importedrice, halt to extrajudicial killings and corruption.center_img ILOILO City – Activists here joinedyesterday’s National Day of Action to mark the 47th anniversary of thedeclaration of martial law. They marched from the Iloilo provincial capitol toSunburst Park. NEVER FORGET, NEVER AGAIN. An effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte is displayed at Iloilo City’s Sunburst Park as activists mark the 47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. It was on Sept. 21, 1972 when then President Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under military rule to supposedly quell communist rebellion. But yesterday’s (Sept. 20) mass action ahead of the anniversary today was not only about Marcos’ martial law. The protesters also pressed for the resumption of the peace talks between the national government and communists, and a halt to extrajudicial killings and corruption. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN It was on Sept. 21, 1972 when thenPresident Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under military rule to supposedlyquell communist rebellion. last_img read more