3. “A Whole New World” (Aladdin) There’s one reason this song beats out “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” for the number-three slot, and that reason is Lea Salonga. The Tony winner is spectacular as Princess Jasmine alongside Brad Kane as Aladdin. See them recording the song here! 12. “If I Didn’t Have You” (Monsters, Inc.) This catchy tune by Randy Newman is very sweet, but the 2001 song, which played during the movie’s ending credits, ain’t no “Colors of the Wind.” More about that one later. Sorry, Sulley and Mike. 2. “Beauty and the Beast” (Beauty and the Beast) Guess how many takes it took Angela Lansbury to record this song? Just guess. ONE TAKE! Also, she made everyone in the studio cry, because she’s Angela Lansbury and that’s just how she rolls. Angela Lansbury 4. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (The Lion King) This song was originally written as a duet between Timon and Pumbaa, but we’re glad Simba and Nala get in on the action, too. For this delightful love song, Elton John and Tim Rice snag the number four spot away from Menken. 1. “When You Wish Upon a Star” (Pinocchio) It was a tough race, but this definitive Disney song just can’t be beat. We dare you not to listen to this song without getting goosebumps and feeling five years old again. 9. “Man or Muppet” (The Muppets) The most recent Oscar-winning Disney song, this understated 2011 track written by Bret McKenzie is definitely the wild card—but it gets extra points for originality and a Jim Parsons cameo. View Comments Star Files 7. “Chim Chim Cher-ee” (Mary Poppins) Mary Poppins is nearly 50 years old, but it’s still a jolly holiday each and every time we listen to this track. Together, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke can do no wrong. If there’s any justice in this world, “Let It Go” from Frozen will take home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards tomorrow night, becoming the 13th Disney song in history to win a coveted gold man. Beginning with the magical Pinocchio tune “When You Wish Upon a Star” in 1940, Disney has racked up Best Original Song trophies for nine animated films and three live-action movies over the last 74 years. While all of these songs are obviously winners, we’ve ranked the dozen Disney tunes in order, based on songwriting merit and overall catchiness, with bonus points for childhood nostalgia. Check out the songs below, then watch the Oscars March 2 to see if “Let It Go” from Frozen becomes lucky number 13! 11. “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3) Another Randy Newman hit, “We Belong Together” snagged the Oscar for Best Song in 2010. It’s upbeat and fun, but when it’s going up against seven decades of classic Disney songs, the tune just can’t compete. 10. “You’ll Be In My Heart” (Tarzan) Fifteen years after it won the Oscar in 1999, this earworm by Phil Collins is still in our heads. Gorgeous lyrics, catchy chorus, it’s a hit. But we’ve heard it so many times on the radio over the last 15 years, we need a little break. Do you agree with our favorites? Tell us in the Facebook comments below! 6. “Under the Sea” (The Little Mermaid) Written as an homage to “The Beautiful Briny Sea” from Bedknobs and Broomsticks, “Under the Sea” is the first Disney song Alan Menken won an Oscar for…but definitely not the last, as you will see below. Jim Parsons 8. “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” (Song of the South) The movie has been shelved by Disney, but thanks to the magic of YouTube, we can relive this legendary 1946 song featuring music by Allie Wrubel and lyrics by Ray Gilbert, bluebirds included. 5. “Colors of the Wind” (Pocahontas) Featuring the gorgeous vocals of Broadway vet Judy Kuhn, “Colors of the Wind” easily nabbed the 1995 Oscar. Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz provided the lyrics for this sweeping gem, while, you guessed it, Alan Menken wrote the music. Lea Salonga
Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2015 The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek View Comments There’s been a casting switcheroo off-Broadway. Due to an injury sustained by Sahr Ngaujah in a recent automobile-related incident, the role of Jonathan in Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek will be played by Kevin Mambo until Ngaujah is able to return to the production. Mambo was previously Ngaujah’s alternate at Fela.Painted Rocks is inspired by the life of South African outsider artist Nukain Mabusa. Aging farm laborer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner’s wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare.The world premiere’s cast also includes Leon Addison Brown, Bianca Amato and Caleb McLaughlin. The production officially opened on May 11 at the Romulas Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, and is set for a limited engagement through through June 14.We at Broadway.com wish Ngaujah a speedy recovery. Related Shows
Norway’s Equinor, China’s CPIH team up on offshore wind development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Norwegian energy firm Equinor and state-owned China Power International Holding (CPIH) plan to cooperate in offshore wind developments in China and Europe, they said on Wednesday.The two firms signed a memorandum of understanding that they said was a step toward building a long-term strategic partnership, although an Equinor spokesman said it was too soon to outline specifics about what that would involve. “Next we will look at what projects we can develop together in China or Europe,” the spokesman for the Norwegian firm said.China has been one of the world’s biggest investors in renewable energy, such as solar and wind power. It is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind power market by 2030, CPIH and Equinor said in their statement.Equinor, the state-controlled oil and gas producer that has been seeking to expand its offshore wind energy business, has secured deals to erect turbines off the U.S. and British coasts. Equinor and London-listed SSE won a contract last week to build a 3.6 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind park at Dogger Bank in Britain’s North Sea that will involve investment of 9 billion pounds ($11.20 billion) from 2020 to 2026.Equinor, which aims to boost spending on renewables to 15%-20% of its total capital expenditure by the 2030, said on Friday it had offshore wind plans for about 7.4 GW in capacity, including projects in Poland, the United States and South Korea.CPIH is a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), one of China’s top five power producers.More: Norway’s Equinor to cooperate with China’s CPIH in offshore wind
CUNA has taken another proactive measure on behalf of credit unions by urging the exemption of credit unions from certain new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Regulation C data reporting requirements in a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray.In Thursday’s letter to Cordray, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle reiterated concerns about “particularly burdensome and prohibitive consequences on credit unions and their members” and urged that the CFPB require collection and reporting of only those data points required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amendments to the HMDA.The CFPB, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act, unveiled proposed HMDA changes in July. The proposed changes include revising the tests for determining which institutions are covered under HMDA and requiring more data points to be reported.Although CUNA “understands the purpose behind HMDA reporting and recognizes the significance HMDA data has in showing how financial institutions are serving the housing needs of their communities,” wrote Nussle, “my concern is that the bureau has gone far beyond the purpose of the statute resulting in a proposed rule that would be detrimental to credit unions and their members.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Assuring your financial institution gets the most ROI out of your employee benefits programs can easily become quite an expensive and challenging endeavor. In fact, Gallagher’s own 2015 National Benchmarking Survey found that 62% of employers surveyed placed “controlling benefit costs” in their top three challenges. With rising, unsustainable healthcare costs, employers are looking for innovative ways to continue to offer benefits. The answer comes in the form of the private exchange.Private exchanges are employer-sponsored online platforms that allow employees to shop for health and welfare benefits. They afford employers the opportunity to offer a broad range of benefits, including medical, ancillary, and voluntary benefits to their employees through an interactive online portal. Private exchanges aim to help employers solve their benefits challenges by locating cost inefficiencies, driving sustained employee engagement, and easing the employer’s administrative burden, and they are accomplishing all of that.According to recent data reported by Gallagher, private exchanges lower the actuarial value of an employer’s benefits plan by an average of 4.3%. Also, Liazon’s 2015 Employer and Employee Survey reports that:70% of employers say that their exchange has helped control costs,96% of employees preferred to choose their own benefits (with 95% still being satisfied with their selections after a year), and67% of employers say their benefits administration has been streamlined.A recent Accenture study revealed that an estimated 6 million employees enrolled in their benefits through an employer-sponsored private exchange in 2015. This same report states that the number of employees enrolled in private exchanges is expected to double in 2016 and to reach 40 million enrollees by 2018. These figures demonstrate that private exchanges are due to become increasingly popular with employers and employees in the coming years.For more information about the positive impact of private exchanges on organizations and their employees, read Gallagher Benefit Services’ report containing data collected on enrollees of their private exchange, Gallagher Marketplace. 151SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ryan Norman Ryan Norman joined Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. in July 2012 as Area Vice President and Benefits Consultant. Ryan has led several key initiatives for Gallagher, including the development of Gallagher’… Web: www.ajg.com Details
So when exactly do these millennials grow up and start taking responsibility for their own actions? Minimum wage was never intended to be a career choice and is not the cause of this man’s problems.I’m glad he’s working and trying to take care of his family.But his life decisions are the cause of his issues, not the pay scale. Randy GrayClifton Park More from The Daily Gazette:High-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re Dec. 3 article, “Minimum wage, maximum stress”: Not to be unkind, but let me get this straight.I’m supposed to feel great sympathy and some sense of responsibility for a 28-year-old man who has managed to father nine children at that young age, because he works for $9.75 per hour?
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Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Trinidadian receives highest CARICOM honour by: – July 11, 2012 Tweet 15 Views no discussions Kamaluddin Mohammed awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community. (Photo: caribbeanmuslims.com)CASTRIES, St Lucia, Wednesday July 11, 2012 – Kamaluddin Mohammed, former Trinidad and Tobago cabinet minister and ambassador to CARICOM, is this year’s recipient of the region’s highest award, the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC).The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, at its 33rd Regular Meeting in Saint Lucia, conferred this honour for the decisive role Mohammed played in the “Replanting of the Caribbean Vineyard.”The OCC is awarded to Caribbean nationals whose legacy in the economic, political, social and cultural development of Caribbean society is considered phenomenal.The Award was established at the Eighth Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in 1987 and its first recipients were Trinidad and Tobago’s William Demas, Guyana’s Sir Shridath Ramphal and Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott.Mohammed’s political career has spanned 30 years, during which he has served as the head of various ministries, as well as in the capacity of acting prime minister in Trinidad. He is also the recipient of a Doctor of Letters honoris causa from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and his country’s highest award, the Order of Trinidad and Tobago.In a citation read by Ambassador Colin Granderson, CARICOM Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations Directorate, Mohammed was singled out for his contribution as Minister of West Indian Affairs, especially in relation to his contribution to the forging of Caribbean economic cooperation.The Citation stated that his role in the early integration movement earned him the moniker “Mr CARIFTA” which was no misnomer, and given the Community’s trade and economic cooperation structures including the Single Market which have been built on the foundations that he played such a leading role in “planting”, makes him most deserving of the Community’s highest accolade …Mohammed is now entitled to affix the letters OCC behind his name. He also received an 18 carat medallion and a miniature version of the CARICOM insignia in the form of a lapel pin. He joins the ranks of 24 other Caribbean stalwarts. Caribbean 360 News Share
Statewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISHD) has reported that 720 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday. A total of 101,485 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,158,018 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 17 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,173 Hoosier deaths. Dearborn County has a total of 596 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 3 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 433 positive cases and 38 deaths (up 3 new cases), Franklin County has 283 positive cases and 25 deaths (up 1 new case), and Ripley County has 256 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 3 new cases). Locally, this is an increase of 10 new positive cases.During Governor Eric Holcomb’s weekly briefing it was announced that officials estimate almost 78,000 Hoosiers have recovered from COVID-19.
FORMER Guyana Open Champion Joaan Deo is confident of retaining her Suriname Invitational golf title this weekend at Golf Club Paramaribo.The 2018 winner, who tallied 82 points after she broke 80 for the first time in her career last year, said that she is looking forward to becoming the first back-to-back Guyanese winner at the event.“I’m confident of retaining the title because my game has been solid throughout the year.”The 29-year-old said that one of the positives over the last 12 months is the improvement in her driving from the tee box. Deo, who is a practising dentist, said that she has also been pushing herself in the gym as she prepares for the upcoming 2019 Guyana Open (October 26-27).In a practice round yesterday in Suriname, she finished with 79 in her 18 holes.Although there are several Surinamese golfers who would attempt to keep the title home, one of Deo’s toughest challengers would be Shanella London.The former Guyana Open champion has had a string of good performances, which have resulted in her handicap cutting to 14. Deo, on the other hand, saw her handicap bump up by one to 15.Twenty-eighth handicapper Eureka Giddings is the third female representing Guyana.Meanwhile, arguably the best male golfer that Guyana has ever produced, Avinash Persaud, would lead a formidable male squad. At his side would be younger brother, and one of the few players who can challenge him, Avinda Kishore.Also in the lineup are LGC president Aleem Hussain, Troy Cadogan, Rakesh Harry, Lakram Ramsundar (Panko), George Bulkan, Robert Bulkan and Philbert London.