Written by January 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Clemson overpowers Alabama in championship game, wins 44-16 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — The Clemson Tigers dominated the Alabama Crimson Tide in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 to take home its second national championship in the past three seasons. Alabama, ranked No. 1, had been the favorite to win.With the victory, Clemson finished its season 15-0, becoming the first Division I/FBS team to end with a perfect record since Penn in 1897, according to ESPN.The Tigers will celebrate their win at home on Saturday with a victory parade beginning at 9 a.m. ET followed by a celebration at Clemson Memorial Stadium at 10:30 a.m.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by April 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Texas leather company scores with baseball gloves that are made by hand in the US FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NORCONA, Texas) — For four generations, a company in tiny Nocona, Texas, has been stitching baseball gloves by hand for America’s greatest players — and it has no plans on letting up.Nokona Leather Goods was started in 1926 by Executive Vice President Rob Storey’s grandfather, Robert “Big Bob” Storey.A local banker, he started the company as a wallet-and-purse factory. When the Great Depression settled in, however, he began looking for a different focus to keep his leather company alive.In 1934, Storey’s grandfather, who had also played baseball at Rice University in Texas, made the company’s first baseball glove. That’s when Nokona Ball Gloves was born.The company, which now employs 50 workers, makes 150 baseball gloves a day. The gloves are worn by players on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins, as well as the Kansas City Royals.“My grandfather in the ’60s kinda set the tone for the company in that we weren’t going to go overseas to produce gloves. We weren’t going to chase the cheapest dollar, the cheapest labor, because we’re in a small town here in Texas,” Storey told ABC News. “It’s very important to us that we’re part of the local community and that we use American labor.”The domestic leathers that the company gets predominantly come from Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. The domestic leathers are tanned in Milwaukee and Chicago, where most of the old tanneries originated, according to Storey.“We’re always striving to use the best possible leather to make the best possible glove for the fit that we need,” Storey said.Gloves start at around $225.Storey said that having U.S. workers were a “big advantage for us because we can use labor and use people that know how to make a glove but also know something about the game. … With a Nokona glove, it’s made by an American and somebody that can go and see a game at night.”The company is also a family affair for some workers.“Each one of these people who work here puts everything they have into this job, everything they have into each baseball glove — and you can’t ask for better,” said Josh Yeargin, who works in shipping and receiving and whose mother, Carla Yeargin, also works at Nokona. “Having players out there using our gloves. I mean, that’s just amazing.”Employee Brandy Claxton said customers were often surprised that the company made the baseball mitts by hand.“We have a lot of TLC into our gloves. We’re not machine-made products — we have people that are actually sitting in the chairs. They touch every glove that comes through and that makes it personal,” Claxton said. “To see the American flag on the glove, on the side of the glove, and even stamped on the palm. It makes them very proud. You don’t see a lot of products that are made in America anymore.”Jeff Beraznik, Nokona’s president, said the quality and attention to detail made the company’s gloves different.“We can make good business decisions and make sure that Nokona is in a solid financial position for the future and a big part of that is that secret weapon of being made in America,” Beraznik said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, BYU men’s basketball (12-5, 1-1 in West Coast Conference play) hosts Portland (9-8, 1-1 in WCC play) as the Cougars seek to bounce back from an 87-84 loss to Saint Mary’s Thursday.The Cougars were forced to play without senior forward Yoeli Childs (20.9 points, 10.1 rebounds per game) Thursday as he is suffering from a dislocated finger injury. He will remain out of the lineup for Saturday’s tilt against the Pilots.This is only the latest adversity faced on the season by head coach Mark Pope (12-5, .706 at BYU; 89-61, .593 as a collegiate head coach) who was forced to do without Childs for the first 10 games of the season because of an NCAA-mandated suspension.BYU scores 77.4 points per game, which ranks the Cougars 60th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jake Toolson (15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds per game) and senior guard TJ Haws (13.2 points per game, a team-best 80 assists) also score in double figures on-average for the Cougars.Haws also has a team-best 19 steals to lead the Cougars in that category.BYU surrenders 66.5 points per game which ranks the Cougars 117th nationally in scoring defense.Portland is coached by Terry Porter who is 37-77 (.325) in his fourth season coaching the Pilots.Portland scores 69 points per game, tying the Pilots for 239th nationally in scoring offense with Norfolk State and Vermont.Graduate student guard Isaiah White (13.3 points per game) is Portland’s leading scorer. Junior guard, Puerto Rican national JoJo Walker (11.1 points per game) is the only other Pilot to score in double figures on-average this season.Junior forward, Malian national Tahirou Diabate and junior forward/center Jacob Tryon average 4.6 rebounds per game apiece to lead the Pilots on the glass.Freshman guard Chase Adams has a team-best 70 assists and Tryon’s 19 blocked shots lead the squad in that category.The Pilots surrender 66.6 points per game as they rank 119th nationally in scoring defense.The Cougars lead Portland 19-17-2 all-time and 10-9 at Provo. Tags: BYU Basketball/Portland basketball Written by January 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Portland Saturday
Nicholas & Harris (N&H) has launched the first marketing campaign for Vogel’s bread in a bid to almost treble the brand’s turnover from £3.5m to £10m in two years.Following its purchase of the Vogel’s licence from Goswells Bakeries last year, N&H, a subsidiary of Finsbury Foods, is putting more than £250,000 behind the campaign, which will include a number of new products to coincide with the launch of new packaging in September. Two packs of rolls, a seed and fruit loaf and a wholemeal and oat loaf are to launch next month.It has also launched a dedicated fan community on Facebook – The Love Toast Community.MD Simon Staddon told British Baker the firm is also looking to expand distribution of the brand, which is currently available in the major supermarkets. “We wanted to revitalise the brand and increase its awareness,” he explained. “We also hope that, on the back of this marketing campaign, we’ll be able to push it into more stores.”Staddon explained that since its purchase of the licence, the firm has been carrying out extensive consumer research.This showed that consumers were buying the loaf as an everyday bread, and that it had quite a broad demographic, rather than only appealing to the health-conscious, he said. “A key finding was that they especially loved the toast it makes,” said Staddon, “and we thought that could be a good hook for the campaign.”The research revealed existing consumers were quite attached to the original imagery, so it has kept the original logo, but modernised the packaging.>>Finsbury acquires Vogel’s manufacturer Goswell Bakeries
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View Comments Related Shows Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton took home 10 trophies, winning in every category it was nominated in, at the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards on May 10. In addition to being named Outstanding Musical, the Broadway-bound show won for stars Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler as well as design awards for its costumes, lighting and sound.Although the Hamilton sweep was the big news, eight other prizes celebrating the best of off-Broadway were also handed out, including three for Outstanding Play Between Riverside and Crazy, an outstanding revival prize for Fiasco Theatre’s Into the Woods and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins for her performance in Rasheeda Speaking.Anna Chlumsky and Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosted the event at NYU Skirball Center and special honors were also presented to playwright Terrence McNally, composer Jeanine Tesori and general manager Nancy Nagel Gibbs.A complete list of winners follows:Outstanding PlayBetween Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly GuirgusOutstanding MusicalHamilton – Book, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel MirandaOutstanding RevivalInto the WoodsOutstanding Solo ShowJosephine and I, Performed by Cush JumboOutstanding DirectorThomas Kail, HamiltonOutstanding ChoreographerAndy Blankenbuehler, HamiltonOutstanding Lead Actor in a PlayStephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and CrazyOutstanding Lead Actress in a PlayTonya Pinkins, Rasheeda SpeakingOutstanding Lead Actor in a MusicalLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonOutstanding Lead Actress in a MusicalPhillipa Soo, HamiltonOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayJacob Ming-Trent, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)Outstanding Featured Actress in a PlayLiza Colón-Zayas, Between Riverside and CrazyOutstanding Featured Actor in a MusicalDaveed Diggs, HamiltonOutstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalRenée Elise Goldsberry, HamiltonOutstanding Scenic DesignJan Versweyveld, Scenes From a MarriageOutstanding Costume DesignPaul Tazewell, HamiltonOutstanding Lighting DesignHowell Binkley, HamiltonOutstanding Sound DesignNevin Steinberg, Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda from $149.00 Hamilton SPECIAL AWARDSLifetime Achivement AwardTerence McNallyPlaywrights’ Sidewalk InducteeJeanine TesoriEdith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway AwardNancy Nagel GibbsWins by ProductionHamilton – 10Between Riverside and Crazy – 3Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) – 1Into the Woods – 1Josephine and I – 1Scenes From a Marriage – 1Rasheeda Speaking – 1 Star Files
Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Shows Set for Darren Criss-Hosted Stars in the AlleyWe now know the participating shows for this year’s Stars in the Alley, hosted by the previously reported Darren Criss! Participating musicals include Aladdin, An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Chicago, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Matilda the Musical, Mamma Mia!, On the Town, On the Twentieth Century, The Phantom of the Opera, Something Rotten!, The Visit and Wicked. There’ll also be additional appearances from Airline Highway, The Audience, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Hand to God, It’s Only a Play and Wolf Hall Parts One & Two. You can catch Stars in the Alley, rain or shine, on May 27, 10:30 AM through 12:30 PM in Shubert Alley. Small print: the productions are subject to change but then the event is FREE!Spike Lee Reimagines Lysistrata, Starring J-HudTurns out that Chiraq, Spike Lee’s new comedy musical for Amazon studios, is a reimagining of Lysistrata. Screen Daily reports that the movie will feature Kanye West and the Broadway-bound Jennifer Hudson. Various incarnations of Lysistrata, a classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes, have played on the Great White Way, including 2011’s Lysistrata Jones, which had a book by Douglas Carter Beane and score by Lewis Flinn. Lee’s version will follow a woman on a mission to end gang warfare in Chicago.Mandy Patinkin on What he Shouldn’t Do on HomelandMandy Patinkin will soon star opposite Taylor Mac in The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville at A.R.T. and he’s thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to show off his comedic skills. “Whenever I do something funny on Homeland, they cut it out,” the Tony winner joked to The Boston Globe. The production will begin performances on May 12.Tony Winner Elizabeth Wilson Dead at 94Switching gears, Elizabeth Wilson, who won a 1972 Tony for her performance in Sticks and Bones, died aged 94 on May 9, according to The New York Times. The character actress’ distinguished career included film roles in The Graduate, Quiz Show, The Addams Family and 9 to 5; she was nominated for an Emmy in 1987’s Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder. Wilson never married; she was on record as saying that “in those days, if a woman married, they had to quit what they were doing and stay home and raise a family. I didn’t want to do that and now, thank God, you don’t have to.” Our thoughts are with her loved ones.Grand Hotel Bound for SouthwarkAnd finally, Grand Hotel is set to play a limited engagement July 31 through September 5, at the U.K.’s Southwark Playhouse! Directed by Thom Southerland and based on Vicki Baum’s Grand Hotel, with music and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, opening night is scheduled for August 5. Set in a bustling hotel with eccentric and sometimes dubious guests, the 1989 Broadway production’s cast included Jane Krakowski; Tommy Tune collected Tonys both for Best Choreography and Best Direction for his work on the show. Darren Criss View Comments
Jessie Mueller View Comments It’s going to be one fine day when the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical premieres in Providence on September 15 and begins to make its way across the country. Abby Mueller stars as the titular singer/songwriter, which is some kind of wonderful treat since her sister, Jessie, won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for originating the role in the Broadway production.Abby told Broadway.com that her sister’s been “very supportive of the whole thing,” and even offered some sage advice. “She told me the great thing is that it’s not about you. It’s about Carole, which I think is key for anyone who’s playing this part. She encouraged me to bring the truth to it and that’s what’s going to make it relatable to people.”Of course, Jessie is currently starring in the Broadway-bound musical Waitress at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Abby is excited to see the new tuner. “We started rehearsals right when they started previews, so I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m trying to see if there’s a way we can finagle it next week,” she said. “We’re going to be in tech near there, so I don’t know if it’ll work out. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait another year for Broadway.”Abby performed with Carole King and Broadway’s Beautiful star Chilina Kennedy on The Today Show last week and happily freaked out. “It was an out-of-body experience. It was so cool and she’s so lovely and kind,” she said. “It was an honor. My head was exploding. I was pinching myself the whole time. She’s a legend.” Star Files
Vermont Yankee engineers and technicians are continuing to plan for soil and groundwater remediation. The new well to be used for extracting groundwater is being installed today beside the Advanced Off Gas Building. Also today, equipment is arriving to support the pumping operation that will be the first stage of groundwater remediation. The work to isolate the remaining internal leak from the ‘A’ AOG recombiner steam trap drainline into the AOG tunnel continues. (The leakage is being collected and processed; it is not reaching the environment.) To prepare to isolate the ‘A’ drainline, operators brought the rerouted ‘B’ drainline into full operation today. The next step will be to close valves to isolate the ‘A’ drainline. Technicians will then use the remotely operated camera to confirm the internal leak from the ‘A’ drainline to the tunnel has stopped. With that confirmation, the ‘A’ drainline will be rerouted and be put into standby status. While this work continues, it is important to note that there has been no detectable tritium levels found in any samples taken from drinking water wells or the river. The Vermont Department of Health and Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel are monitoring the investigation.Source: Vermont Yankee. 3.23.2010
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Renewable electricity is on track to overtake fossil fuels to become the dominant source of electricity generation in Britain by 2020 according to a new report from British power analysts EnAppSys.EnAppSys published its annual market review and forecast earlier this month in which it outlined power figures from Great Britain’s electricity sector for 2018 (where Great Britain differs from the United Kingdom in excluding Ireland). Coal and gas-fired power stations produced a total of 130.9 terawatt-hours (TWh) while renewable energy sources generated 95.9 TWh in 2018.The renewable energy sector in Britain also saw levels of generation increase by 12.7 TWh (15.2%) in 2018, subsequently impacting levels of conventional power generation fell by 6.7% from 140.3 TWh in 2017.The headline finding from EnAppSys’ 2018 Market Review, however, was the future of the battle between fossil fuel generation and renewable energy sources. Specifically, with any further additions to the renewable energy sector set to reduce levels of fossil fuel generation, EnAppSys predicts that renewable energy generation will reach 121.3 TWh by 2020, while fossil fuel generation will fall to 105.6 TWh by the same time.This will be the first time that renewable energy has beaten out any other aggregated power source and will serve as a dramatic example of renewable energy’s staying power. “It’s clear that renewables will be generating most of our power in the years ahead, with wind playing the leading role,” said Luke Clark, RenewableUK’s Head of External Affairs, speaking to me via email.More: Renewables in Britain to overtake fossil fuels by 2020 Report projects British renewable generation topping fossil fuels by 2020