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James Corden Made a One-Night Only Cameo in Aladdin

first_img Well, Ali Baba had them forty thieves, but the Great White Way’s got James Corden! The Tony winner, 2016 Tony host, Broadway fave assembler and recent Emmy winner has returned to the stage. The sold out house at Disney’s Aladdin on September 9 had a fourth wish granted when the Late Late Show host made a surprise one-night-only appearance during the show-stopping number “Friend Like Me.” The Broadway alum appeared alongside fellow funny man and Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as a game show host presenting Aladdin with “punny” prize suggestions (“Behind curtain number three: a brand new pyramid! Now you and King Tut will finally have something in Tutankhamen!”). Puns aside, we’ve got a wish: to see Corden back on the Great White Way. Genie, make it happen, and theater fans, be sure to catch Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre! View Comments from $57.50 Aladdincenter_img Related Shows James Monroe Igelhart, James Corden & Kathryn Terza(Photo: Jenny Anderson)last_img read more

Leadership Changes Announced at Downs Rachlin Martin

first_imgDowns Rachlin Martin PLLC,Business law attorney Paul H Ode, Jr of Burlington has been elected managing partner and chief executive officer of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Ode took over on January 1 for John H. Marshall, who has held the post since the firm first adopted a managing partner governance model in 2002.Ode was elected by the firm s directors in December. He had previously served  as deputy managing partner and is a former chair of the firm s Business Law Group. He joined the firm in 1982 after completing a clerkship with U.S. District Court Chief Judge Albert W. Coffrin.Ode received the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Community Excellence Award. He has served on the boards of directors of several community organizations including United Way of Chittenden County. He chaired the 2002 United Way campaign.Employment and Labor attorney Peter B. Robb, who practices from DRM s Brattleboro Office, will serve as deputy managing partner and chief operating officer. Robb is nationally known for his representation of management in employment and labor law, and has been the chair of the Employment and Labor Practice Group at the firm for many years. When he joined DRM in 1995, he had accumulated significant credentials in the labor and employment field as an attorney with Proskauer Rose in Washington, D.C. He began his career as a field attorney in Baltimore and later as chief counsel to Robert P. Hunter at the National Labor Relations Board and as a supervisory attorney and trial trainer for the Federal Labor Relations Authority.Eric D. Jones, who practices in both the Burlington and Lebanon, N.H. offices, will be the new chair of the Employment and Labor Practice Group. Jones represents regional and national employers in a broad range of matters, including the defense of employment disputes before state and federal courts and enforcement agencies. He regularly defends employers in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage & hour and leave law violations. Jones handles labor relations disputes, such as unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and labor arbitrations. He also counsels employers in establishing employment practices and policies and handling day-to-day human resources issues.Burlington attorney Thomas D. Kohler, an intellectual property litigator and patent prosecutor, was elected to membership in the firm as a director after first joining DRM in the fall. Most recently, Kohler was a partner in the San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius. He brings to DRM not only years of experience in patent prosecution and IP law generally, but also expertise in litigation of significant patent disputes–an area that DRM has targeted for growth.DRM, with more than 85 attorneys and legal professionals in seven offices in Vermont and New Hampshire, provides legal services to local, national and international clients in practice areas that include litigation, business law, labor and employment, captive insurance, environmental law, trust and estates, family law, tax law, public utilities, real estate, health care, intellectual property, creditors rights, venture capital and insurance defense. The firm represents clients in legislative, regulatory and public affairs through the Government Affairs group. DRM is the law firm member for Vermont of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.last_img read more

Colombian Police Arrest Former Cali Cartel Boss

first_imgBy Dialogo September 20, 2010 In response to an extradition request by the United States, on September 17 Colombian police arrested alleged drug-trafficker Phanor Arizabaleta Arzayús, a former member of the Cali cartel led by brothers Gilberto and Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela. Director of Colombian National Police, General Oscar Naranjo, said that Arizabaleta’s arrest took place on a central avenue in the city of Cali, the capital of the department of El Valle del Cauca, 250 kilometers southwest of Bogotá. The officer affirmed that the police made the arrest despite there being no pending charges against Arizabaleta in Colombia, because the U.S. accuses him of narco-trafficking. An extradition request was issued for him by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “He was convicted in Colombia and served his sentence, a good part of it under house arrest due to health problems linked to cardiac deficiencies,” Naranjo told reporters. “What we know is that American law enforcement has made an urgent request for him,” he specified. Arizabaleta turned himself in to Colombian law enforcement in 1995, amid a government offensive against the Cali cartel, an organization that at its height controlled around 80 percent of the world cocaine market. He was sentenced in Colombian courts to twenty-eight years in prison, but he succeeded in getting his sentence reduced for good behavior and was even allowed to serve time under house arrest. During the offensive in which Arizabaleta turned himself in, brothers Miguel and Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela were arrested. They are now imprisoned in the United States after completing their sentences in Colombia and being extradited by Bogotá. Despite the support of the United States, which has provided more than five billion dollars in military aid and programs dedicated to eradicating illegal coca plantings since 2000, Colombia continues to be the world’s leading producer of cocaine, producing around four hundred tons a year. Even though the Cali cartel was dismantled with the arrest and surrender of its chief leaders, it was subsequently replaced by the El Norte del Valle cartel. Currently, other drug-trafficking cartels and a leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), control the drug trade in this South American country, according to the government.last_img read more

Salvadoran Gangs Solidify Truce with End to Youth Recruitment

first_img On May 2, Salvadoran gangs promised to halt forced recruitment of young people and declared schools “peace zones,” in an unprecedented act that comes in the context of a truce that began in March, but about which analysts remain skeptical. “We declare that from now on, all forms of involuntary recruitment of juveniles and adults to our ranks are abolished,” declared Víctor Antonio García, a leader of Mara-18, one of the country’s two leading gangs, which together with Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) invited the press, with the authorities’ endorsement, to the prison of Quezaltepeque, 25 km north of San Salvador. The two gangs, which have become mafia-style organizations that act as shock troops for drug traffickers, alongside other crimes such as protection rackets and extortion, have around 32,000 members, 10,000 of them behind bars, and have made El Salvador the country with the second-highest homicide rate in the Americas. On May 2, after a moment of silence for “all the victims” who have perished in the confrontation, 38-year-old García read a statement by both gangs — which have observed a truce since March 9 — in which they declared “all schools in the country, public and private, peace zones.” Schools “will no longer be considered areas of disputed territory, enabling students and teachers to carry out their educational activities with complete normalcy and relieving parents of all their worries.” Surrounded by around 200 heavily tattooed gang members, García maintained that the announcements form part of “a second gesture of good will” following the truce and have “the purpose of confirming our commitment to contribute to the pacification of El Salvador.” The gangs used to keep schools under constant siege in order to recruit students starting at the age of 12. Following the truce promoted by head Military chaplain Fabio Colindres and one-time guerrilla commander and former legislator Rául Mijango, the average number of homicides per day in El Salvador has fallen from 14 to 5, according to police sources. By Dialogo May 04, 2012last_img read more

Ørsted’s Ex Wind CEO Finds New Gig

first_imgMacquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has appointed Ørsted Wind Power’s former CEO Samuel Leupold as Chairman of Wind Energy.In this newly created position, Leupold will support the development and implementation of GIG’s global strategy for offshore and onshore wind.According to GIG, the new chairman will also support the expansion of the organization’s global footprint and will bring his senior industrial background to complement the in-house technical capability to support development activity.“Wind is undoubtedly now a mainstream energy source, but the industry continues to evolve rapidly, presenting huge opportunities for those who can anticipate and shape the future of the ever-changing market,” said Leupold.“GIG’s ability to innovate and create cutting edge financial solutions, sets it apart in its ability to thrive in this environment and I’m very excited to be joining their world class team.”Prior to his position as CEO of Ørsted Wind Power, Leupold held roles at ABB and McKinsey & Company specializing in utilities and industrials.Under his tenure, Ørsted delivered the industry’s first zero-subsidy offshore wind farm bids in the 2017 German auction.“Samuel has been a pivotal figure in the rapid development of the offshore wind industry. We are delighted he is bringing that pioneering outlook and his deep understanding of the construction and industrial aspects of wind power to join GIG in our mission to accelerate the transition to a green global economy,” said Mark Dooley, Global Head of GIG.Ørsted announced at the beginning of 2018 that Leupold had decided to resign from the company to take a break and spend more time with his family after commuting between his home in Switzerland and Ørsted’s offices in Copenhagen and London for a couple of years.last_img read more

Jimmie E. Widener

first_imgJimmie E. Widener, age 68 of Batesville, died Friday, October 14, 2016 at his residence.  Born June 12, 1948 in Dearborn County Indiana, he is the son of Lucy Mae (Nee: Anderson) and Kermit Widener.  He married Sally Michel June 16, 1968 at Batesville United Methodist Church.  Jim was in charge of maintenance for the Batesville School Corporation, retiring in 2010 after 30 years.  He was a member of the Batesville Eagles Aerie #1130, Sons of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Men’s Auxiliary.Jim enjoyed being with friends, whether that was at the Eagles Club to share a cold beer or Sunday at the Legion Post for cards.  He liked going fishing and raising a garden to share with family and friends until recently when his health prevented it.  His family indicated chili was a favorite meal, that he had a weakness for peanut butter cookies, loved westerns and was a good carpenter who could fix anything in addition to doing woodworking.Jim is survived by his wife Sally; daughter Rose Widener of Nashville, Tennessee; son Jim Widener of Batesville; sisters Dianna Carter of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Nellie Lageman of Moores Hill, Indiana, Donna Simpson of Sunman, Indiana, Betty Short of Moores Hill, Indiana, Jeannette Brock of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; brothers Terry and Harold Widener, both of Rising Sun, Indiana; half brothers David and Paul Hess Jr., both of Batesville and grandchildren Nick, Cortney and Parker Widener.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ronald.Visitation is Friday, October 21st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 7 p.m.  After services, Jim’s wishes were to be cremated.  The family requests memorials to Southeastern Indiana Ballet or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research.last_img read more

Conte says Serie A getting more competitive despite Juve dominance

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, said he believed that Serie A was becoming more competitive even though Juventus are poised to win it for the ninth season in a row.Conte said this in an interview with reporters on Tuesday. He said: “Without a doubt, Serie A has become a more competitive league: one need only look at the numbers of the other teams.“It’ll keep getting tougher, and the level of competition has really stepped up.“Juventus are still the best, and if you want to improve, you have to look at the best.“Inter are trying to improve, our target is to be in the Champions League every year and become more competitive, so we can try to win the Serie A title.”Conte also said that second-placed Inter, already guaranteed a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League, had progressed this season, their first under his leadership, in spite faltering in crucial matches. He remembered that in the last two seasons, Inter had only qualified for the Champions League in their final match.He said: “One of the key things to point out is that we’ve been in the top four from start to finish. It’s where a club like Inter belongs.“It’s great that we’ve achieved this because it was one of the club’s main requests: to improve our results in comparison to previous seasons and to steady the ship so that things aren’t so hectic at the end of the season.”Inter, who host Fiorentina on Wednesday, are eight points behind Juventus with four matches left to play, but Conte said he would rest some players, suggesting he had lost hope of catching the Turin side.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Antonio ConteInter MilanJuventusSerie Alast_img read more

Reds insist Suarez not for sale

first_imgLiverpool have stressed Luis Suarez is not for sale and that they expect him to honour his contract with the club. Suarez joined Liverpool in January 2011 from Ajax and his contract runs until the summer of 2016. Doubt over his future with the Reds has increased over the last few days after he was quoted in his native Uruguay as saying “it would be difficult to say ‘no’ to Real Madrid” and “it’s a good moment for a change of environment”. Speaking on Thursday night at a Uruguay national team press conference, Suarez said: “My reason for leaving is not the money – if it were the money, I would have left already. My main reason is my family and my image – that is my priority now. “It is a difficult moment for me. The coach (Brendan Rodgers) and my colleagues know that they (the English media) didn’t treat me well here. I don’t feel comfortable here any more. They know it, so I think it is understandable that I leave.” Suarez has frequently been in the headlines over the course of his Liverpool career to date, and for a variety of reasons. He has scored more than 50 goals for the Reds in all competitions, and in 2012/13 – in which he netted 30 times – he made the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award, eventually won by Tottenham’s Gareth Bale. He is also currently serving a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic after previously serving an eight-match suspension for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, and has also faced repeated accusations of diving. Regarding the English media, Suarez added: “Being persecuted by the paparazzi all the time, I couldn’t go to my garden or the supermarket – I couldn’t do anything. I know it is normal being followed by the press, but it was too much. All the silly things they said about me, all the pictures, all the taunts. That happened every day and nobody supported me.” Suarez confirmed there had been no “offer” for him yet, and said he was unsure about when a move might materialise, if at all. He said: “I don’t have any offer yet. I don’t know when I will leave or even if I will finally leave, or I will stay. The club knows what I think and what I want. I don’t know what will happen, but I have a contract.” The Reds appear to face a major battle to keep hold of Suarez, with quotes from the striker suggesting he is no longer “comfortable” at Anfield and is intent on leaving the Merseyside outfit. But a spokesperson for Liverpool told Press Association Sport: “Luis Suarez is not for sale – neither Luis or his representatives have communicated these feelings directly to LFC. The club remains supportive of Luis and expect him to honour his contract. We will not be making any further comment at this stage.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lennon defends Wanyama dealings

first_img The Hoops accepted an offer from Southampton, reported to be in the region of £12million, for the highly-rated midfielder. However, the 22-year-old’s agent, Ivan Modia, has claimed Wanyama is not in talks with Saints and told Sky Sports: “The player will not be forced into a corner to accept the Southampton deal, just because it is good for Celtic.” Lennon said: “I’m unhappy because we have dealt with things as professionally as possible. What we have done is accepted a bid from Southampton, who are a very good club, a very progressive club. Personally, I think it would be a very good move for Victor in terms of his career going forward but there seems to be other bodies who want to block the deal.” Boss Neil Lennon has defended Celtic’s handling of the Victor Wanyama transfer negotiations in the wake of comments from the player’s representative. He added: “There has been a lot of talk in the last couple of days. We accepted a bid from Southampton and we’ve done nothing wrong in our eyes as always. “The ball is firmly in the court of Victor’s representatives. You don’t know what’s around the corner. I would imagine there would be other interested parties but we’ve had no confirmation from any other clubs yet.” Cardiff have also been linked with Wanyama, who appears increasingly unlikely to be a Celtic player next season. Lennon said: “The fact that we have accepted a bid tells you that we feel that matches our valuation of the player. “We don’t know where we are with it at the minute, there seems to be a bit of a stand-off. “We felt the money was right for us, a good business deal for the club. Whether it resurfaces again, I don’t know.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Keane feeling back on top form

first_img The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland skipper will return to the international stage during the early hours of Saturday morning when Ireland face World Cup finalists Costa Rica in Philadelphia. He will do so having had operations on both Achilles tendons in December last year, and he admits he is feeling the benefit. Press Association Robbie Keane feels he has been given a new lease of life since undergoing surgery to address his long-standing injury problems. Keane said: “It couldn’t have gone any better. Obviously I had the two Achilles operations done at the same time. It just gave me enough time to get back for pre-season and I had a full pre-season. “I haven’t missed a game since, touch wood. I wish I had it done a couple of years ago. “It’s a huge difference – not just playing but just in general, just walking about and stuff, and waking up in the morning, taking me five seconds to go to the toilet instead of 20 minutes.” Keane’s decision to go under the knife could hardly have been any better timed for Republic boss Martin O’Neill, who has seen his team fail to win any of their last four friendlies with his captain absent. The Republic have scored just two goals in the process despite creating a host of chances, and Keane’s return to the squad for the final two games of the campaign – they face Portugal in New Jersey during the early hours of Wednesday morning – will come as a boost. The LA Galaxy frontman has a remarkable record for his country – his 131 senior appearances to date have yielded 62 goals – and established himself as the main threat, a burden he insists he is happy to shoulder. Keane said: “Well, it’s the same pressure as I’ve had since I was 17, so that will never change. “I’m going to put pressure on myself more than probably you guys do. “My job is to score goals and it doesn’t matter if I score goals or if it’s Longy [Shane Long] or Wes [Hoolahan] or whoever it is among the other strikers, the important thing is winning games. And certainly if we can score more goals than the opposition, then we have a good chance.” O’Neill, who admitted he did not know if number two Roy Keane’s contract precludes him from taking another job amid speculation he could combine his role with a similar position at Aston Villa, will make changes for the Costa Rica game which will see the Irish, now ranked 70th in the world by FIFA, take on a side currently 42 places better off. The absence of John O’Shea, Seamus Coleman, Ciaran Clark, Damien Delaney and Stephen Ward and strikers Jon Walters, Anthony Stokes, Conor Sammon and Daryl Murphy means there will be chances for other players to stake a claim, and the manager admits there are places still up for grabs in his team to face Georgia in the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in September. O’Neill said: “There are plenty of places up for grabs so of course every performance matters, and I think that’s the way the players are addressing it too. “This is an opportunity for them to play against very, very decent opposition and to try to rule themselves into contention.” Ireland’s ranking has slipped considerably since the heights of the Giovanni Trapattoni era, but O’Neill is adamant that choosing less taxing friendly opponents would do little to prepare his players for the competitive tests which lie ahead. He said: “Not that it matters to me, but if we had gone the other way, if you had given me three or four teams we could have beaten, I’m not sure that would be the best preparation for the European Championships. “Do I think this is the best preparation? I do, yes.” The game will kick off at 8pm local time, when the temperature on Wednesday evening was a humid 83F, although considerably cooler than the 90F-plus in which Keane’s Galaxy played in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. The Irishman was outspoken in the immediate aftermath, and was little less exercised by the decision to play at 3pm four days on. He said: “It’s a lot better playing at 8pm than it is a 3pm in the afternoon on the hottest day in Chicago. “I wasn’t too happy about it because I think if this league wants to progress and wants to move forward, they certainly have to listen to other people. “One of our players felt dizzy during the match and nearly fainted because of the heat and had to be taken off. One of these days something seriously bad is going to happen. “Hopefully we can do something before it happens. It simply does not make sense to have a game at 3pm when it could be easily played at 8pm.” last_img read more