Shannon McDowell became a dresser on the Great White Way when she worked on Ragtime in 1998. Since then she has worked on 42nd Street, Follies, Spamalot, Hair, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark and on TV’s Peter Pan Live. She has dressed a wide range of performers, including Betty Garrett, Marge Champion, Carol Woods, Joan Roberts, Clay Aiken, Drew Lachey, Diana DeGarmo and more. McDowell is now a part of The Lion King’s backstage family. Here, she talks about her experiences working with the hit musical’s longtime cast member Tshidi Manye, who plays Rafiki.What was your first impression of what goes on backstage at The Lion King?My first impression of backstage is that it is a well-oiled machine. The choreography backstage is just as important as onstage. Being prepared for things that go wrong and recovering from them while the show is still going is a big challenge. The Lion King has lots of challenges that every department meets and conquers in a blink of an eye.What do you wish more people knew about dressers?The things that I wish people knew more about dressers are that we don’t just maintain costumes. We are also responsible for being very, very quick for quick changes. A quick change involves changing a performer out of one costume into another entirely different costume in less than a minute. If a performer goes out during a show, we have to put another performer on as fast as possible without stopping the show. Dressers are also responsible for repairing costumes on the spot during the show when they break. Sometimes it takes more than one dresser to repair a costume backstage if it breaks during the show. To be a dresser it is important to think fast on your feet and recover from costume malfunctions quickly without stopping the show.What’s your favorite part about dressing Tshidi Manye?My favorite thing about dressing Tshidi is the stories she tells. We can usually talk about almost anything and then there’re days where we don’t have to talk at all and it’s OK. Sometimes when we are talking, we forget that we are working and find ourselves rushing to get to our cues. Laughing the whole way to the stage. Tshidi is a great listener, backed with calm wisdom. She has a great laugh!What’s the most challenging part of dressing Tshidi?I have to say Tshidi is very easy to dress. Some challenges with dressing Tshidi may be the beads fall off of her costume. Some of the closures may need to be re-stitched. Removing red makeup off her hat is challenging. The biggest challenge with dressing the Rafiki track would be if the Rafiki performer became sick or injured and went out of the show. It would take several departments to get the understudy Rafiki ready to pick up where the other Rafiki left off so the show didn’t stop. This I have experienced with other Rafikis but not Tshidi.What are some items you like to have on hand backstage?As a dresser, it is always wise to keep a pair of scissors at hand. In my apron, I also keep thread and needles. I carry a light around my neck for seeing backstage. I have extra safety pins on my apron for closures that break. Elastic bands for broken shoes. Sticky back mole foam to cover broken wires and padding for hats. Gaffers tape is close by to repair puppets and stop beads from spilling off corsets last minute. Band-aids for boo-boos. Ricolas. Top-stitch tape for Rafiki gloves if broken. Knitting supplies, so I have something to do in between dressing cues. Over the years, I’ve collected quick-fix items from all the shows I’ve done, which I continue to carry even if I don’t ever use it. Hey, you never know when you might need it!What’s the best gift Tshidi has ever given you?The best gift that Tshidi has ever given me is probably advice. She’s great at reading people, and she has a pretty calm approach at handling issues that come up.What’s something she says all the time?Tshidi always says “darling” and “How are you, my love?”What is something you do that makes her laugh?When I forget things, which is quite often, Tshidi laughs. I like to tell her stories about things that may have happened to me that at the time made me crazy, but later I found it funny. Sometimes I tell her a funny story and I forget she’s in full makeup and she might try to stifle her laugh because it would make her makeup run. I start laughing at the sight of this, then she puts me on “vocal rest.” It’s a kind way of telling me to stop making her laugh.What’s the secret to your relationship?The key to a relationship between a dresser and a performer is patience, respect, and communication. Laughing is key.What’s The Lion King song you can never get out of your head?I am always singing “He Lives in You”. Also, the beginning of the show, the part Rafiki opens the show with. You hear it everywhere.What’s the best part about being part of Team Lion King?The Lion King is a great story. Still today, everyone talks about it. It’s great to work with so many talented people backstage, then I leave to go home and you overhear that excitement coming from everyone who just watched the show. It makes me proud to be a small part of a huge production. The Lion King View Comments Tshidi Manye Related Shows Star Files from $75.00 Tshidi Manye & Shannon McDowell(Photo: Caitlin McNaney)
Hooksett, NH Biddeford, ME Ionia, MI Manchester, NH Batavia, NYDenver, CO Old Bridge, NJWestminster, CA Ellsworth, ME Brown Deer, WIHaverhill, MA Claremont, NH Emporia, VAOswego, IL S. Tacoma, WAChalmette, LA For additional facts about these announcements, visit store closings and discontinued projects fact sheet.With fiscal year 2010 sales of $48.8 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,725 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.MOORESVILLE, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 17, 2011 – Lowe’s Rogers, MN N. Kingstown, RIAurora, IL Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) announced today the company is closing 20 underperforming stores in 15 states (three in New Hampshire, including the one in Claremont, and two in Maine). Vermont has only two Lowe’s stores, both in Chittenden County, which are not effected. By comparison, there are 15 total stores in New Hampshire and 12 in Maine. See closure list below.A Wall Street Journal article suggested that Lowe’s has lost some ground to larger and resurgent Home Depot in the Northeast.Ten locations closed at the end of business Sunday, October 16. The remaining 10 locations will close within approximately one month, following an inventory sell-through, accroding to a Lowe’s statement. In addition, after completing a comprehensive review of its pipeline of proposed new stores, the company announced it has discontinued a number of planned new store projects. Lowe’s now expects to open 10 to 15 stores per year in North America from 2012 forward, compared to a prior assumption of approximately 30 stores per year. The company is on track to open approximately 25 stores in 2011, as planned.The expected financial impact of today’s announcements of $0.17 to $0.20 per diluted share was not contemplated in the business outlook for fiscal 2011 which the company provided on August 15 when it released its second quarter earnings. Additional details regarding the impact of the store closings will be provided in the next quarterly earnings release on November 14.‘Closing stores is never easy, given the impact on hard-working employees and local communities,’ said Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and CEO. ‘However, we have an obligation to make tough decisions when necessary to improve profitability and strengthen our financial position.‘Lowe’s remains committed to making strategic investments and focusing resources in a manner that will generate the greatest shareholder value, enhance the customer shopping experience and create sustained customer loyalty over the long term,’ added Niblock.Approximately 1,950 employees will be affected by these closings. Employees will receive pay and benefits for 60-90 days. In addition, Lowe’s will be working with local government agencies to help employees with outplacement assistance.The stores affected by today’s announcement are located in:Los Banos, CA
We have discussed check fraud and concepts from the UCC here and here over the past couple of months. While the UCC does not contemplate every check fraud scenario that a credit union might encounter, the UCC provides a general framework that can be used to determine which party will bear the loss for the check fraud. There are even some special rules that we have discussed that can change the default rules regarding allocation of loss under certain circumstances. For example, section 3-406 of the model UCC explains that a loss that arises from a forgery or an alteration of a check can be allocated to those parties whose negligence contributes to the forgery or alteration. And section 4-406 of the UCC can act to shift the loss to your credit union’s members when there is a forged or altered check if the members fail to exercise reasonable promptness in examining statements provided to them that might evidence any unauthorized payments.Today I want to discuss another special circumstance. What happens when a member falls victim to a scam and unwittingly writes a check to a fictitious person. What if a member writes a check in the amount of $5,000 payable to a fictitious yet hairy individual who purports to be Chewy D. Wookie? The $5,000 is for the purpose of acquiring some Star Wars paraphernalia. But Chewy, being clever and not actually being Chewy D. Wookie but rather B.B. Eight, indorses the check in blank as Chewy and runs off to cash that check as quickly as possible. The credit union pays the check over a forged indorsement of a fake Chewy? Does the credit union bear the loss in this scenario or does the member bear the loss?Section 3-404 of the model UCC deals with impostors and fictitious payees:(a) If an impostor, by use of the mails or otherwise, induces the issuer of an instrument to issue the instrument to the impostor, or to a person acting in concert with the impostor, by impersonating the payee of the instrument or a person authorized to act for the payee, an indorsement of the instrument by any person in the name of the payee is effective as the indorsement of the payee in favor of a person who, in good faith, pays the instrument or takes it for value or for collection. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Tioga County health officials say they have been monitoring positive COVID-19 cases until they are released from isolation. Health officials say they’ve seen “a trend” where new positive cases come from households where a family member has already tested positive. The Tioga County Health Department also told 12 News that they are monitoring residents and staff who tested positive for the virus at Elderwood nursing home in Waverly. If someone in a household tests positive, Tioga County health officials recommend other household members isolate themselves by using seperate bedrooms and bathrooms. NEWARK VALLEY (WBNG) –There have been no additional cases of COVID-19 reported that trace back to a Family Dollar employee testing positive on April 7 in Newark Valley. The Tioga County Health Department says “several” people were tested following this incident and no new positive results were reported. The department says wearing a mask is a crucial component to stopping the spread of the virus.
Healy was handed a two-week suspension, but the Ireland international appealed the decision and was cleared to face Toulon in the return fixture – a game the French side won 20-16 on December 19. The decision that the complaint should be reheard by a different judicial officer from the original disciplinary hearing was made by an independent appeal committee on December 23. Jeremy Summers has been appointed as the independent judicial officer for the new hearing. Press Association Leinster prop Cian Healy will have his citing complaint for an incident against Toulon reheard in London on Thursday. The 28-year-old is alleged to have struck Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado with his knee in the 26th minute of the European Champions Cup match at Stade Felix Mayol on December 13. The initial charge was not proven at a hearing on December 17, but was amended to “dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering”.
Joel Embiid led his team to a win Wednesday.The 25-year-old center tallied a game-high 37 points and 22 rebounds to help the 76ers register a 118-115 comeback win over the Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gives Dwyane Wade special gifts before final matchup The 76ers trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter and headed into the locker room down 11. But, they rallied over the next 12 minutes and took the lead for good with less than a minute to play on an and-1 by Ben Simmons..@JoelEmbiid dominated with 37 points, 22 rebounds and 4 assists in the win over Boston! #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/NrSmfyry46— * – Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 21, 2019Jimmy Butler added 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting for the 76ers while Tobias Harris chipped in 21. Related News Kyrie Irving finished with 36 points for Boston in the losing effort but connected on just three of his 13 3-point attempts.Philadelphia improved to 47-25 and sits at third in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, Boston is in fifth place with a 43-29 record.Studs of the nightDonovan Mitchell scored a game-high 30 points and added five assists in the Jazz’s 137-116 win over the Knicks.Rockets star James Harden poured in 57 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, but his team fell to the Grizzlies in overtime, 126-125.Russell Westbrook tallied 42 points and 11 rebounds against the Raptors. But, the Thunder fell in overtime, 123-114.Duds of the nightJulius Randle was 1-of-9 shooting and scored six points in the Pelicans’ 119-96 loss to the Magic. He was minus-25 for the game.Bucks forward D.J. Wilson came off the bench and missed eight of his nine shots against the Cavaliers. He was also a minus-25 in Milwaukee’s surprising 107-102 loss. NBA free agency rumors: Suns to meet with guard Jimmer Fredette HighlightsDwyane Wade beats the buzzer against the Spurs.🚨D-WADE FROM BEYOND HALFCOURT!🚨#HeatCulture 100#GoSpursGo 95📱💻: https://t.co/cb8TXyNer6 pic.twitter.com/x8PkEMPTej— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2019Chandler Parsons hits the one-legged 3-pointer.Chandler Parsons off one leg!#GrindCity 58 #Rockets 46📱💻: https://t.co/ZL39Al5xnc pic.twitter.com/TLCmCm2iBs— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2019What’s nextPacers (44-28) at Warriors (48-22) — Indiana will look to rebound with a road win in Golden State on Thursday. The Pacers have lost three in a row and five of their last seven while the Warriors enter the matchup coming off of a win over the Timberwolves.
Sunday’s Round 4 will begin with the top 12 players separated by three strokes. The 54-hole leader, Dustin Johnson, is at 9 under par after carding a 5-under 65 Saturday at San Francisco’s TPC Harding Park. He tied for the low round of the day with Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa.MORE: Everything to know about the 2020 PGA ChampionshipScheffler (-8) will be Johnson’s playing partner in the final pairing, while Cameron Champ (-8) and Morikawa (-7) will be in the pairing just ahead of them.Just ahead of Morikawa and Champ will be Brooks Koepka, the 2018 and 2019 PGA champion. He’s also at 7 under, and he’s talking trash.”I like my chances,” Koepka said, per Golf Digest. “When I’ve been in this position before, I’ve capitalized (Koepka has won four majors). I don’t know, [DJ’s] only won one (the 2016 U.S. Open).”Haotong Li, who led after two rounds, managed just a 3-over 73 in Round 3. He’s four strokes behind Johnson. The 2020 PGA Championship field underwent a big shakeup in Round 3. The surprise 36-hole leader faltered and multiple top-flight players pushed past him on the leaderboard.As all this was happening on moving day, the guy who has won this event the past two years stayed in range of a hat trick, nestled within a thick group of contenders. The results of the tournament’s third day produced new pairings and tee times. Below is a full breakdown of the 2020 PGA Championship, including tee times and groupings for Round 4:PGA Championship tee times & pairingsRound 4 of the 2020 PGA Championship will start at 10 a.m. ET as Sung Kang tees off on Hole 1. The final pairing of the day — Johnson and Scheffler — will tee off at 4:50 p.m. ET.Round 4: Sunday, Aug. 9(All times Eastern; all golfers begin at Hole 1)Tee timePairing10 a.m.Sung Kang10:10 a.m.Ryan Palmer, Jordan Spieth10:20 a.m.Chez Reavie, J.T. Poston10:30 a.m.Erik van Rooyen, Matt Wallace10:40 a.m.Danny Lee, Robert MacIntyre10:50 a.m.Adam Long, Bubba Watson11 a.m.Joost Luiten, Rory Sabbatini11:10 a.m.Kevin Streelman, Viktor Hovland11:20 a.m.Jim Herman, Gary Woodland11:30 a.m.Tiger Woods, Tom Hoge11:40 a.m.Sepp Straka, Byeong Hun An11:50 a.m.Billy Horschel, Abraham AncerNoonPhil Mickelson, Russell Henley12:10 p.m.Luke List, Mark Hubbard12:20 p.m.Bud Cauley, Louis Oosthuizen12:30 p.m.Brian Harman, Brandt Snedeker12:50 p.m.Kurt Kitayama, Rory McIlroy1 p.m.Doc Redman, Emiliano Grillo1:10 p.m.Mackenzie Hughes, Cameron Smith1:20 p.m.Brendan Steele, Alex Noren1:30 p.m.Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin1:40 p.m.Shane Lowry, Nate Lashley1:50 p.m.Justin Thomas, Harris English2 p.m.Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel2:10 p.m.Kevin Kisner, Victor Perez2:20 p.m.Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell2:30 p.m.Dylan Frittelli, Lanto Griffin2:40 p.m.Patrick Reed, Harold Varner III2:50 p.m.Webb Simpson, Jon Rahm3 p.m.Patrick Cantlay, Ian Poulter3:10 p.m.Bernd Wiesberger, Mike Lorenzo-Vera3:20 p.m.Haotong Li, Hideki Matsuyama3:40 p.m.Matthew Wolf, Xander Schauffele3:50 p.m.Joel Dahmen, Si Woo Kim4 p.m.Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood4:10 p.m.Justin Rose, Jason Day4:20 p.m.Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau4:30 p.m.Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka4:40 p.m.Cameron Champ, Collin Morikawa4:50 p.m.Dustin Johnson, Scottie Scheffler
All Tumwater Parks are CLOSED. Please stay out of City parks due to hazardous conditions with heavy snow and ice on trees and paths. Message to Tumwater Residents~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tumwater Public Works crews continue to run plows in order to keep major streets clear; as time permits, crews will work on secondary streets. With significant power outages, City staff will be focusing on clearing fallen tree limbs and making way for Puget Sound Energy to restore power to our area.If you don’t know your neighbors, now is a great time to make that connection. Check on your neighbors and, if you’re able, help to shovel a neighbor’s driveway, share some food, or some of your firewood.Pete KmetTumwater Mayor Generator Warning. Do not use outdoor heating or cooking appliances or generators in your home due to the potential build-up of deadly carbon monoxide gas. CITY OF TUMWATERSnow and Ice UpdateFriday, January 20, 2012 – 12:00pm SNOW AND ICE UPDATEFriday, January 20, 2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Traffic Signals. At intersections where traffic signals are not working, they should be treated as a 4-way stop. Buildings with Flat Roofs: Remove snow and ice from roof drains so that thawing water can flow and relieve weight pressure. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Road Closures as of Friday, January 20, 10:30am:Linwood Ave from Rural Rd to Lake Park DriveLake Park Drive from Trosper to LinwoodBates StreetMottman at Percival CreekRoads. Friday and thru the weekend, Tumwater Public Works crews are working to remove trees blocking City streets. They are also working to remove snow and ice from the top of catch basins on primary and secondary routes. Trees and Limbs on Tumwater Streets. City phone lines are currently down. Call the Thurston County Sheriff’s non-emergency line at 360-704-2740 to report downed trees and limbs on City streets. Be prepared to provide the street address and whether or not power lines are entangled in the tree. City staff will keep a list of downed trees and crews will get to them as they can on Friday and over the weekend. City crews cannot remove trees entangled with power lines until PSE crews remove and repair the lines. Debris and trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner to clear. Safety Reminders: Downed Power Lines. Call 9-1-1 to report downed or hazardous power lines. City crews do not repair downed power lines. Customers without power are urged to call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 to report the outage. Call takers are available 24/7. Storm Drains: If physically and safely able to, please help clear snow and debris from the top of storm drains. This will help keep water flowing as the snow begins to melt. *Important Notice for Pressure or Grinder Sewer Systems. When the power is out there is no way for sewage to pump out of your sewer system holding tank. Please minimize flushing and water use during a power outage. When your power returns and your pump reactivates, an alarm may sound. Wait an hour. If the alarm continues to ring after one hour, then call the phone number posted on your pump. The alarm rings because the tank is full, and the pump will need time after reactivation to clear the tank. Awnings/Carports: Please check snow and ice load on awnings and carports and safely remove excess snow and ice, if possible. What You Can Do to Help:Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or shut-in neighbors.If physically possible for you, clear the storm drains near your home to keep melting water flowing.Clear the sidewalk in front of your home or business.As with any emergency, have a minimum three-day supply of food and medicine on hand for yourself, your family, and any family pets. City of TumwaterExecutive Department 555 Israel Road SWTumwater, WA 98501(360)754-4120
The talented 4-y-o filly, PUDDY POOH, should upstage her six opponents and win the 3-y-o and up open allowance feature over the straight-five course at Caymanas Park today.When last raced on February 20, the Richard Azan-trained PUDDY POOH, who won the 1000 Guineas as a 3-y-o last season, found the champion sprinter POKER STAR too hot to handle in the season’s first grade-one race, the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres. But in all fairness, she was not disgraced in finishing 6 1/2 lengths fifth after missing the break.Before that on December 5, PUDDY POOH romped the Betting and Gaming Stakes Trophy over 1400 metres, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:23.4 behind fast splits of 22.0 and 45.0 for the half-mile.Having worked well in preparation for today’s encounter and dropping down in class as well, PUDDY POOH will prove hard to beat with a mere 50.0kg, inclusive of apprentice Odean Edwards’ 3.0kg claiming allowance.The bay filly by Adore The Gold out of Shahar can expect worthwhile competition from the speedy four-year-old colts, ROYAL ASSAULT and SMOKEY TOPAZ, but she apparently has a bit more class than either and should rebound with a win under these favourable conditions.Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, champion trainer Wayne DaCosta holds the key to the opening race (non-winners of three) over the straight with the consistent SILVER CLOUD and speedy DRIPPING IN GOLD.While the latter is expected to lead the seven-horse field, his recent form is not as appealing as the grey SILVER CLOUD, who gets the nod under four-time champion Omar Walker.I also like MACALLAN to win the second race over 1100 metres for maiden three-year-olds, BIG DATA to do likewise in division two, as well as QUEEN OF THE TOWN in the fifth, GIRSHOM in the seventh and the fleet-footed FIRE ALARM under leading jockey Dane Nelson in the eighth race over the straight.
Western Bureau:Corey Edmond scored twice as ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions, Jamaica College (JC), got their title defence under way with a 2-2 draw against Calabar High in their Group A season-opening match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.The champions led twice, but allowed Calabar back into the contest each time to leave their head coach Miguel Coley seething.The champions, featuring some new faces, grabbed the lead in the 28th minute as Edmond, playing in the central striker role, benefited from some excellent flank play to tap home from close range.Rasping shotHe scored his second in the 56th minute with a rasping shot that left Calabar custodian Jahson Nash beaten.Calabar struck their first goal through Scott Moodie in the 47th minute, when they had equalised for the first time.The Red Hills Road-based Calabar found a second equaliser through Romain Rallyns. His fortuitous shot barely crossed the goal line, but the referee signalled that the ball had gone into the goal.Calabar came within whiskers of grabbing all three points with virtually the last kick of the game, a free kick by Herbert Redman, but the shot rebounded off the crossbar and back into play.Coley, the JC head coach, was clearly disappointed with the outcome. He told The Sunday Gleaner that he will be working overtime on getting his players into the right mindset.He said Calabar were allowed back into the contest because of the lack of concentration.”It was a poor game from us really, but given a draw … I am happy for the point,” said Coley.”We have a good bunch of players, that I know, but we never had the kind of mindset that is needed in a game such as this. I will be working on that aspect of our game and, for sure, we will get better as the competition moves forward,” predicted Coley.His counterpart, Bradley Stewart, said he was feeling confident of a victory. He said his players looked better than JC throughout the match and his team should have won.”We created some good chances. We had to come back twice against a good JC team, but it shows that we have quality players who are able to put the ball on the ground and play really good,” noted Stewart.Looked good in attackCalabar, although outplayed early in the first-half, never allowed JC much space to play their attacking game and looked good themselves in attack through Rallyns, Herbert Redman, and Kareem Harris in midfield.On the 90th minute, they struck the crossbar with JC goalie Jahmarli Waite flagging at air in an attempt to save his team suffering an opening-day loss.Both coaches said they are looking forward to their next assignment to settle their players.