The Color Purple Star Cynthia Erivo on Meeting Oprah & the Movie That Always Makes Her Cry

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Star Files View Comments The Color Purple Related Shows Cynthia Erivo Age: “28 going 15.”Hometown: London, EnglandCurrent Role: Making her Broadway debut and reprising her acclaimed London performance as Celie in the revival of The Color Purple.Stage and Screen Cred: Erivo’s breakout performance was in the West End production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, followed by the starring role in the U.K. tour of Sister Act. She went on to appear in Simon Cowell and Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing and take on the title role in Dessa Rose. Her other credits include Marine Parade, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain and Phyllida Lloyd’s acclaimed Henry IV. She received an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for her performance as Celie in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s 2013 production of The Color Purple.last_img read more

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Gov’t reports 638,000 in job gains, the lowest rise since May

first_imgAs was the case with the Great Recession, some workers took years to fully recover economically and some never did. – Advertisement – While the rise from the depths of six months ago has been significantly better than expected, the Service industries—the bulk of the economy—nearly halted hiring in October, the trade group Institute for Supply Management said earlier this week that the service industries which make up the bulk of the U.S. economy just about ceased hiring in October. The scheduling-software company Homebase reported that small-business payrolls fell in the second half of October. And although some workers are doing fine in the Pandemic Recession, even doing better financially, others are struggling with no good prospects in the immediate future or longer. Without further congressional stimulus directed toward their needs, many of these workers will face even more desperate times. The Wall Street Journal reports:Just months ago, economists were predicting a V-shaped recovery—a rapid rebound from a steep fall—or a U-shaped path—a prolonged downturn before healing began.What has developed is more like a K. On the upper arm of the K are well-educated and well-off people, businesses tied to the digital economy or supplying domestic necessities, and regions such as tech-forward Western cities. By and large, they are prospering.On the bottom arm are lower-wage workers with fewer credentials, old-line businesses and regions tied to tourism and public gatherings. They can expect to bear years-long scars from the crisis. Unemployment rates differ by race and sex. (October percentages in bold; September percentages in [brackets and italics].) Adult men: 6.7% [7.4%]; Adult women: 6.5% [7.7%]; Whites: 6.0% [7.0%]; Blacks: 10.8% [12.1%]; Asians: 7.6% [8.9%]; Hispanics: 8.8% [10.3%]; American Indians: Not counted monthly.• Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose in October by 5 cents an hour to $24.82.• Average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls in October rose 4 cents an hour to $29.50.• Average work week for all employees on nonfarm payrolls remain unchanged at 34.8 hours in October.• The manufacturing work week in October rose by 0.3 hours to 40.5 hours.October job gains and losses for selected categories:Education and health services: 57,000° Health care & social assistance: 79,000Manufacturing: 38,000Professional and business services: 208,000Temporary help services: 108,700Transportation & warehousing: 63,200Financial activities: 31,000Leisure & hospitality: 271,000Information: -3,000Retail trade: 103,700Construction: 84,000Mining and Logging: 1,000Government at all levels: -268,000 Here are more data from the October jobs report:The civilian workforce rose in October by 724,000 after falling by 695,000 in September. The labor force participation rate fell by 0.3 to 61.7%. The employment-population ratio rose 0.8 to 57.4% in October.- Advertisement –center_img It should noted that each monthly jobs report is based on two surveys—of people and of business establishments—taken in the week that includes the 12th of the month. In other words, the information the report is based on is 3 weeks old.Olugbenga Ajilore, a senior economist at the left-leaning Center for American Progress, told The Washington Post Thursday. “The economy is at a very tenuous moment. Because there’s no further fiscal relief, we could go back and have another downturn and a loss in GDP. So a lot of it is very dependent on what the federal government does. The economy is still struggling and a lot of people within the economy are still struggling.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Chesterfield mulls takeover proposal

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18-year-old lad killed in Zarraga shooting

first_imga gunshot wound on the back of his body,a police report showed. The suspect was identified as28-year-old Reden Suay, also a resident of the village, it added. The incident happened around 9:15 p.m.on Nov. 24. ILOILO City – An 18-year-old man waskilled in a shooting incident in Barangay Inagdangan Norte, Zarraga, Iloilo. According to police investigation, thevictim was walking in the said area together with his cousin when they met Suay.The suspect then fired at them with no apparent reason. center_img Resident Lorie John Sualibios died whilebeing treated at a hospital in this city. He sustained Police were looking into personal grudgeas the motive in the shooting. Suay was arrested and now detained inthe lockup cell of the Zarraga police station, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

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Batesville Residents Could Pay More For Water

first_imgBatesville City Council members agreed with the proposal to raise water rates after hearing from Batesville Utility Service Board members Henry Pictor and Tim Dietz.If the ordinance is adopted next month, tenants could pay 40 percent more in 2014 and additional 10 percent in 2015 and 2016.The increase could assist the utility board as it searches for new sources to obtain water. Pictor addressed concerns with the life span of local reservoirs.“We built a good system. We had five reservoirs. But those reservoirs are heading towards obsolescence,” Pictor told council members on Nov. 13.He described Bishoff Lake having just ten feet of usable water since the bottom water contains too much silt. A long drought period could contribute to only three or four months of water supply for the city, according to Pictor.“In no way are we in a water crisis, but in the chance of a severe drought, or a couple droughts, no one knows,” said Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman. “And it is not something the board, the council, or myself want to take a risk on.”Pictor said money is better spent on pursuing ground water as opposed to surface water. The ground water could be accessed from an aquifer.Though the water utility currently has funds in the bank, the additional revenue gained from the hike in water rates could contribute toward the 2014-2018 Batesville Water & Gas Utility capital improvement plans.“Number one is pursuing and coming up with a long term water supply,” Mayor Fledderman noted. He added that proposed water rates could make the city rate adequate and continue providing a suitable water supply to residents.“If we don’t have adequate funding to provide first class water supply it is going to hurt the overall community,” Fledderman mentioned.“I know people who are on fixed incomes and we very sympathetic towards that,” Fledderman said. “But with the increases, it will still have us towards the bottom of comparative communities.”If approved, the ordinance goes into effect Feb. 1, 2014.last_img read more

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Paul O. Alford

first_imgPaul O. Alford 88, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday October 21, 2018 at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, Indiana.He was born April 30, 1930 in St Louis , MO, son of the late Murray Alford and Elenor Alice (Kemp) Alford.Paul was raised in Elkhart, Indiana and was a 1948 graduate of Elkhart High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950 during the Korean War.In 1954 Paul began his career in law enforcement as an Indiana State Trooper and moved to Aurora. In 1974 Paul retired from the ISP as Detective Sergeant. Paul continued his life of public service as Mayor of Aurora, Indiana for two terms. He and his wife, Jacquline were co-owners of Alford’s Coins. He loved Aurora, “River City” and believed it to be one of the most beautiful and historically rich areas of America.Paul was a member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge, Aurora American Legion and the FOP. Paul attended the Aurora First Presbyterian Church.Paul is survived by his sons, Gilbert Alford of Richmond, VA. Lee Williams of Duluth, GA, Tim Alford of Muncie, IN; daughter, Jerrilyn (Bill) Longcamp of West Chester, OH; brother, William Moore of Elkhart, IN; sister, Mary (Orin) Kilmer of Monroe, OH; grandchildren, Kyle, Lisa, Kelsey, Lauren, Evan, Hanna, Emily, Sam and Jacob; 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 46 years, Jacquline E. (Speckman) Alford, a brother and two sisters.Friends will be received Friday, October 26, 2018, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church Aurora, 215 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church on Saturday October 27, 2018 at 11:00 am with Pastor Dana Stout officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora,, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Hillforest Historical Society. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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‘Carroll still lacking fitness’

first_imgEngland World Cup hopeful Andy Carroll is still suffering from a lack of sharpness and fitness after missing the first five months of the season through injury, according to West Ham boss Sam Allardyce. Carroll moved permanently to Upton Park for a club record £15million before the start of the campaign, but the powerful centre-forward was ruled out until January with a foot problem. Encouraging performances on his return contributed to an improvement in West Ham’s results, but Carroll has scored only twice in his 13 appearances and his form has faded of late. Press Association The 25-year-old will be targeting a place in England’s 23-man World Cup squad in June, but Allardyce admits Carroll is still catching up after his spell on the sidelines. “He’s not 100 per cent,” Allardyce said. “He’s had no pre-season at all, he’s worked very hard, but getting into games at this stage of the season after so long out is hard. “It’s hard to get that ultimate sharpness that you need. Hopefully he can find it. “He looked sharp when he came back. His enthusiasm and the energy from being so pleased to be back with us carried him through, but that catches up with you when you’ve been out for so long. “A little bit of fatigue kicks in. We’ve got to work through it and hopefully he can finish the season by scoring a few goals for us.” West Ham’s five senior strikers have netted just 11 league goals this season between them while the club’s top scorer is a midfielder – Kevin Nolan with seven. Allardyce believes the Hammers, currently 12th in the table, would be finishing the season in the top half had Carroll been fit and insists the club need to bolster their attacking options in the summer. “What we need to do is find an alternative type of front man that scores a few more goals, we’ll have to do that,” Allardyce said. “If Andy had been with us all season, we’d be top half, I’m convinced about that. “Carlton Cole has done a fantastic job but it took him a long time to get going because he didn’t join us until after the January window had shut, and Modibo Maiga has struggled since he’s been here unfortunately. We would have hoped he’d have done better. “I’m convinced the front man is the key to how you do in a season, and if we had Andy out on the pitch, match-fit and scoring the goals we know he can with Kevin Nolan, I think we’d be a lot further up the table than we are now.” last_img read more

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GSA boys fall to Mount View in Class C North title game

first_imgHAMPDEN — The George Stevens Academy boys’ soccer team’s season came to an end Tuesday with a 3-1 loss to Mount View in the Class C North championship game.GSA’s lone goal on the evening came via a long-range strike from sophomore David Gadsby. Mount View got two goals from Elijah Allen after getting the opener from Brennan Grant.Third-ranked Mount View (15-2) got on the board inside eight minutes as Grant fired the Mustangs into the lead on the wet Hampden Academy turf. Yet the Eagles bounced back through Gadsby, who unleashed a powerful shot from outside the 18-yard box to the bottom right corner to tie it.Mount View fought back with a goal from Allen with 14:49 left in the first half, though, and the senior forward completed his brace with 29:23 remaining in the second. No. 4 GSA (11-3-3) controlled much of the possession the rest of the way but couldn’t find the goals needed to advance.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe loss denied GSA its first regional title since winning the Class C East crown in 2002. Mount View, which claimed its first regional championship since 1980 with the win, will face Class C South No. 3 seed Waynflete (15-2) in the state title game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Falmouth High School.last_img read more

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Beat writers pick winner of Syracuse-Boston College matchup

first_imgLess than two weeks after a 96-81 loss at Boston College, Syracuse gets another shot at the Eagles. SU (10-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) welcomes BC (9-8, 2-2) to the Carrier Dome Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip. For the Orange, it’s a return home after a loss at Virginia Tech. For the Eagles, it’s a chance to beat SU twice in a two-week span.Here’s how our beat writers predict the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (9-8)No fly zoneSyracuse 77, Boston College 69Syracuse’s defense couldn’t be much worse from the last time it played Boston College, specifically from the 3-point line. The Eagles buried 16-of-26 deep balls against SU, led by Ky Bowman’s 7-for-8 performance. The Orange’s defense slipped against Virginia Tech after steadier outings against Pittsburgh and Miami. But the second time around against BC, Syracuse will contain Bowman and Jerome Robinson — who combined for 52 points against SU earlier this season — and edge Boston College at home before hitting the road to play North Carolina and Notre Dame.Matt Schneidman (9-8)Déjà vuBoston College 75, Syracuse 68AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier this week on his radio show, Jim Boeheim said Bowman is one of the best freshman guards in the country, even on par with Kentucky’s duo of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox. Last time against the Orange, Bowman poured in a game-high 30 points as SU allowed the most points (96) it has surrendered all season. The zone’s stock is down after Tuesday’s loss at Virginia Tech despite back-to-back wins against Miami and Pittsburgh, so expect Bowman and fellow scorers Jerome Robinson and A.J. Turner to have their fair share of 3s again.Paul Schwedelson (10-7)Back to schoolSyracuse 71, Boston College 67As students have begun filtering back to the SU campus, the Orange faces a very important game against Boston College. The term “must-win” is overused and its meaning has become watered down, but this is about as close to a must-win a game can be on Saturday. SU can’t afford to lose a second time to Boston College — it probably couldn’t afford a first loss to the Eagles. But this matchup will be played in the Carrier Dome and the Orange hasn’t lost at home since its debacle against St. John’s. SU turned its season around with wins over Miami and Pittsburgh, and its climb back into NCAA Tournament contention continues on Saturday. Comments Published on January 13, 2017 at 9:46 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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