Eight Broadway Divas We’d Kill to See Behind Bars on Orange Is the New Black

first_imgNetflix’s Orange Is the New Black is back for its third season of girl-on-girl fun featuring a bevy of Broadway stars on lockdown. In fact, the new batch of episodes even includes juicy backstories for stage faves Lea DeLaria (as bawdy Big Boo) and Annie Golden (as mute mystery woman Norma). But binge-watching the new season made us wish we could see even more of our fave leading ladies behind bars at Litchfield Penitentiary. Hey Netflix, here are some humble suggestions, along with some convenient character backstories based on their Broadway triumphs.Annaleigh AshfordBroadway Killings: Kinky Boots, You Can’t Take It With YouInmate: Lauren, factory managerCrime: One spiky heel in the eye of her shoe-making husband Charlie when he threatens to leave her for an Angel.Sierra BoggessBroadway Killings: The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the OperaInmate: Rebecca Steinberg, Manhattan redheadCrime: Fraud for scamming friends and family for a honeymoon fund under false circumstances.Megan HiltyBroadway Killings: Wicked, 9 to 5Inmate: Ivy Lynn, Tony-winning Broadway actressCrime: Running prescription drug operation from dressing room backstage at Lily Hayes Theatre.Celia Keenan-BolgerBroadway Killings: Peter and the Starcatcher, The Glass MenagerieInmate: Olive Ostrovsky-Miller, spelling bee stage momCrime: Sexual bribery of multiple judges to give daughter “dumbed-down” words at statewide competition.Caissie LevyBroadway Killings: Hair, Ghost the Musical, Les MiserablesInmate: Molly Jensen, Manhattan artistCrime: Aggravated harassment of one Oda Mae Brown after repeatedly showing up at Harlem apartment hysterical, asking for her dead husband.Lesli MargheritaBroadway Killings: Matilda, Looks Not BooksInmate: Mrs. Wormwood, housewifeCrime: Child endangerment for leaving daughter locked in her SUV during an extended “dance lesson.”Idina MenzelBroadway Killings: Rent, Wicked, If/ThenInmate: Maureen Johnson, lesbian rabble-rouserCrime: Inciting a riot at East Village McDonald’s for it’s very existence.OrfehBroadway Killings: Saturday Night Fever, Legally BlondeInmate: Paulette, “Bahston” beauticianCrime: Irish mob-style execution of tanning parlor owner who may or may not have slept with her husband, a UPS employee. View Commentslast_img read more

Decision looming for Norway fund’s future oil, gas investments

first_imgDecision looming for Norway fund’s future oil, gas investments FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund should continue to invest in oil and gas companies, a government-appointed commission recommended on Friday, contradicting earlier advice from the central bank, and boosting the shares of oil firms. A decision on whether to drop energy shares from the fund’s benchmark index, and thus divest tens of billions of dollars from oil and gas stocks over time, is expected this autumn.Shares of European oil and gas companies fell last November when the fund’s manager, the Norwegian central bank, announced its proposal to cut the exposure of the fund – and thus the Norwegian government – to oil price fluctuations. On Friday shares of European oil firms, including Shell and BP, rose on the news of the commission’s advice.“To get that small insurance (against the fluctuation of the oil price by removing energy stocks), it would cost the fund a lot, as it would be less diversified,” commission chair Oeystein Thoegersen told Reuters. “Second, you would change an institution that has worked very well. And third, as the years go by, we have less and less oil risk,” he said, referring to Norway’s declining oil reserves.The fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, invests Norway’s revenues from oil and gas production for future generations in stocks, bonds and real estate abroad. Energy stocks amounted to about 4 percent of the value of the fund, or about 315 billion crowns (£29 billion), at the end of 2017, the commission said.The fund is among the largest investors in a wide range of oil companies, holding stakes at the end of 2017 of 2.19 percent in Shell, 2.17 percent of BP, 0.94 percent of Chevron and 0.87 percent of Exxon Mobil.“This recommendation will prove to be a failure and the Norwegian Government will be forced to change this as fossil fuel investments continue to drag down global investment indexes and the Norwegian economy,” Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance for US energy finance think-tank, IEEFA, told Reuters.More: Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund should keep oil stocks-commissionlast_img read more

Brookhaven Crash Kills Driver

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An unidentified man died after crashing his truck in Brookhaven over the weekend.Suffolk County police said the driver was heading southbound on Horseblock Road in a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban when his vehicle struck a tree on Montauk Highway at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.The driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more

Arsenal begin negotiations to seal Samuel Umtiti transfer ahead of Manchester United

first_img Comment Umtiti is a World Cup winner with Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Arsenal chiefs have held talks with Barcelona about signing Samuel Umtiti this summer, reports say.The Gunners are battling Premier League Manchester United for the Frenchman’s signature, who has been put up for sale by his club.Barcelona want to offload Umtiti to raise transfer funds for their summer targets and have a host of clubs vying for Umtiti. Advertisement United and Arsenal want to sign the defender (Picture: Getty)Arsenal may have as little as £40m to spend this summer should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.Unai Emery’s side sit in fourth place, two points ahead of United in fifth and three points clear of Chelsea in sixth.Umtiti has given no public indication he wants to leave Barcelona and is a popular figure in the dressing room.But Barcelona are keen to sign defender Matthijs de Ligt and will need to offload some players in order to meet Ajax’s asking price.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Arsenal begin negotiations to seal Samuel Umtiti transfer ahead of Manchester Unitedcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Mar 2019 4:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Barcelona are ready to offload Umtiti (Picture: Getty)Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claim Arsenal’s director of football Raul Sanllehi has been in contact with his counterpart at Barcelona, Eric Abidal, about signing Umtiti.ADVERTISEMENTWhile Arsenal are very interested in bringing Umtiti to England, they may be priced out of any deal for the 25-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementBarcelona reportedly value the centre-back between £60million and £77m, which would be out of Arsenal’s price range.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citylast_img read more

Arsenal target Brentford winger Said Benrahma as Chelsea open talks

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal target Brentford winger Said Benrahma as Chelsea open talks Said Benrahma is wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea (Getty Images)Arsenal are interested in Said Benrahma but Chelsea have opened talks to sign the Brentford winger, according to reports.The 24-year-old has been a key part of Brentford’s push to secure promotion from the Championship to the Premier League with 17 goals and nine assists in 41 appearances this season.According to RMC Sport, Chelsea are already in negotiations with Benrahma’s representatives to discuss a potential move to Stamford Bridge this summer.The report claims that Chelsea have registered their interest but have not submitted a formal offer.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Frank Lampard’s side face competition as both Arsenal and Leicester City are interested in the Algeria international.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this month, speculation increased over Benrahma’s potential move to Chelsea after his close friend congratulated him on a switch to Stamford Bridge during an Instagram live video. Advertisement Comment Said Benrahma has been in sublime form for Brentford this season (Getty Images)Chelsea are likely to be targeting for a new winger in the upcoming transfer window as both Willian and Pedro are set to leave Chelsea when their contracts expire at the end of the Premier League season.Meanwhile, Chelsea have been boosted in their pursuit of Kai Havertz as the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has reportedly agreed to join Stamford Bridge.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, while Chelsea have indicated that they are willing to pay the 21-year-old’s €100 million (£89.8m) asking price, Leverkusen are looking to delay the transfer until the end of August so that the midfielder can feature in their Europa League campaign.Leverkusen are due to play Rangers in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-16 tie on August 6, while the final of the competition is scheduled to be played on August 21.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Jul 2020 5:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShareslast_img read more

CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child The Confederation of African Football and Nigeria Football Federation have showered encomium on legendary former Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, on his 38th birthday on Saturday.Both bodies gave celebrated the iconic goalkeeper via their official Twitter handle. According to CAF: “Nigeria’s legendary goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama turns 38 today!“2003, 2004 #TotalCAFCL Titles, 2013 #TotalAFCON Trophy.“T-shirt Most capped Nigerian player of all time.”The Nigeria Football Federation also wrote; “Happy birthday to former @NGSuperEagles captain.“Thank you for the memories and enjoy your day!” Enyeama was a member of the Nigerian national team from 2002 until October 2015, serving as its captain from 2013 until his retirement from international football.With 101 caps, he is Nigeria’s most capped player of all time.Tags: 38th BirthdaycafNFFSuper EaglesVincent Enyeamalast_img read more

Torres hints at Atletico return

first_imgChelsea striker Fernando Torres is unsure over his long-term future and admits he would like to work under former team-mate Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid. The 30-year-old Spain international has struggled to live up to expectations since his £50million move from Liverpool in January 2011. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho recently admitted in a conversation recorded without his knowledge and broadcast on French television station Canal+ that “the problem is we lack a scorer”, so change could be afoot this summer. Press Associationcenter_img Atleti’s Diego Costa has been mentioned as one possible target, which could open up a return for Torres to his first club under the management of former Argentina midfielder Simeone. And he told national newspapers: “In football you never know. You don’t know where you are going to be tomorrow, in a week’s time or in 10 years’ time. “I’ve had a lot of admiration for ‘Cholo’ (Simeone) ever since we were team-mates. He taught me a lot in the seasons we played together at Atleti. “I always want to work with people I admire. I admired Rafa Benitez from the outside and I had the chance to work with him (at Liverpool and Chelsea). “The same goes for Jose Mourinho or (ex-Atletico and Spain boss) Luis Aragones. “Simeone is like Pep Guardiola or like other coaches who you’d like to go and see how they coach and learn.” last_img read more

Magilton leads new Under-21 set-up

first_img Magilton said: “I was in charge of the Under-21s at the end of the last campaign and am excited by the prospect of working with this group over the next two years. “I hope that with this backroom team on board together we can play a role in helping some of these players make the step up to the senior international side.” Blackburn academy coach Johnson won 56 caps for Northern Ireland, with his fellow midfielder Horlock, who joined the Under-21 coaching staff in 2013, accruing 32 following his debut in April 1995. Johnson – the former Birmingham player – said: “I am honoured to have this opportunity to play a part in developing young players for the senior international team and I am looking forward to working with Jim Magilton to do this.” The Northern Ireland Under-21 side start their 2017 European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a home game against Scotland on September 5 before visiting Iceland three days later. Press Association Former Northern Ireland internationals Jim Magilton, Damien Johnson, and Kevin Horlock have been appointed as the new management team of the Under-21 side alongside ex-Wales goalkeeper Mark Crossley. center_img Former Ipswich midfielder Magilton is also the Irish FA’s elite performance director and will be assisted by Johnson and Horlock while Barnsley-born Crossley assumes the position of goalkeeping coach. Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill said: “I am delighted to have Jim Magilton in charge of the very important Under-21 squad and I feel that given Damien, Kevin and Mark’s experience, they will be perfect role models for these young players to assist them in their football careers.” last_img read more

Salah Confident of Playing for Egypt at the World Cup

first_imgEgypt play their first game of the World Cup in Russia on 15 June against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg.After the game in Kiev, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp described the injury as “really serious” and it did not “look good” on the Liverpool website.But the Egyptian FA tweeted that Salah’s X-ray showed he had a “sprain in the shoulder ligaments” and that it was “optimistic” he would be fit for Russia.Salah, who scored 44 goals for his club last season, tried to carry on after the tangle with Ramos in the 26th minute.However, he was forced to leave the pitch a few minutes later and was replaced by Adam Lallana.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has said that he is “confident” of playing in the World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. The LaLiga team won 3-1 to lift the trophy third time consecutively.Salah, 25, left the pitch in Kiev in tears after a first-half challenge with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.“Your love and support will give me the strength I need,” said Salah.last_img read more

Report says SU neglected athletic department drug policy with men’s basketball program

first_imgUPDATED: Monday, March 5, 2012, 8:00 p.m. Multiple members of Syracuse men’s basketball teams during the past decade failed drug tests, yet were still allowed by the school to play, according to a story published by Yahoo! Sports on Monday. The report from Yahoo! Sports cites four anonymous sources who claim a minimum of 10 players, dating back to 2001, played and practiced when they should have been suspended by SU’s athletic department. The sources said the department didn’t count the positive tests, allowed players to play and didn’t inform some players of their ineligibility due to a positive test. According to a statement issued by the university and comments made by Athletic Director Daryl Gross, these alleged violations were self-reported to the NCAA. ‘The bottom line is that when we have things that we think may be violations or potential violations, it’s our practice and it’s our culture to self-report,’ Gross said. ‘And we did that. Obviously we want to be responsible and accountable and we try to make sure that any kind of tweaks going forward that we make those tweaks and make sure we have a culture that enhances our compliance.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The NCAA issued a statement Monday evening that said the violations were self-reported by Syracuse. The statement from the NCAA reads: ‘Syracuse University appropriately self-reported possible violations to the NCAA several months ago and we currently have an ongoing investigation.’ The NCAA questioned a fifth source — a former Syracuse basketball player — about the drug testing policies in place at SU, according to Yahoo! Sports. ‘In accordance with NCAA regulations, it is the university’s practice to self-report possible violations to the NCAA,’ Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president for public affairs, said in an email. ‘We self-reported issues with drug testing to the NCAA, and there is currently an ongoing inquiry. The inquiry does not involve any current SU student-athletes. To ensure the integrity of the ongoing process, we are unable to comment further at this time.’ Jake Crouthamel, SU athletic director for 27 years from 1978 to 2005, was unaware of Yahoo! Sports’ investigation when reached by phone Monday afternoon. He said he knew of several failed drug tests during his time as athletic director, but the players did not practice or play after failing in those cases. ‘I don’t recall any of that, of allowing players to play,’ Crouthamel said. ‘Those who tested positive, and I can really think of only one or two, didn’t play until they were clean.’ Crouthamel did not name the players he knew had failed drug tests. He said he couldn’t remember exactly what the policy was after a player fails a drug test, but he said the player is informed of the failed test and continues to be retested until the test comes back clean. ‘That was a while ago,’ Crouthamel said. ‘I mean, I really don’t know (what the policy was). We had to continue testing him until he was clean.’ Moving forward, the NCAA could sanction SU using the ‘willful violators’ clause, which allows the NCAA to ignore its four-year statute of limitations to come down with punishment on the basketball program. The report also said Syracuse could be charged with lack of institutional control for failing to adhere to its own drug policy. It mentions similar sanctions that were levied against Baylor University in 2005, after the athletic department did not follow its own established guidelines and covered up positive drug tests for three players. Gross declined to comment on the NCAA investigation because it is still ongoing. ‘That part I won’t comment on because it’s an ongoing investigation, so we give respect to that whole process,’ Gross said. ‘I think that’s important.’ Crouthamel declined to comment on both the potential charges SU could face and the Baylor incident. It’s unknown if the allegations against players and the athletic department will affect this year’s basketball team, which just finished the regular season with a 30-1 record and will play Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The report quotes only Syracuse men’s head basketball coach Jim Boeheim. He declined comment to Yahoo! Sports. mjcohe02@syr.edu knmciner@syr.edu  Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more