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
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Georgann SmithWorldwide, there are 2 billion Millennials – a powerful consumer group between the ages of 18 and 34. In the U.S., Millennials will represent more than $1.4 trillion in spending by 2020. This demographic values and expects innovation. In fact, more than 60 percent claim innovation is one of the most important qualities they look for in the brands they choose.With more than half the world’s population under age 30, the need to build brands that reflect Millennials’ forward-thinking, creative characteristics is intensifying. Financial institutions (FIs) that understand this demographic’s preferences, goals and aspirations will have a competitive advantage.Discerning how to effectively “speak” to Millennials in a language they not only understand, but also respond to, is a key component to truly reaching and engaging this important demographic.Below are three examples of how FIs can “speak Millennial” in today’s ever-evolving, tech-driven environment.Learn their language — Don’t be afraid to be creative in the tone you use in your communications with Millenials continue reading »
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Fryzel Michael Fryzel is the former Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration and is now a financial services consultant and government affairs attorney in Chicago. He can be reached at … Details In government and politics, where it seems we face a crisis every day, there appears to be a growing concern that those in charge are not only unable to adequately do their jobs but also are not being held accountable for their failures.In Chicago it has become a daily occurrence to read about individuals, especially young people in the inner city, who are shot and killed as a result of gang violence. These are people who live in a city that many have called the greatest in the world. That may be true for its beautiful lake front, soaring buildings, five star restaurants and high end shopping on the Magnificent Mile. But in the impoverished black community where unemployment never drops below double digits, neighborhoods lack a grocery store, children cannot leave their homes feeling safe and the quality of education is questionable, it’s hard to think of the city as being great.In Flint, Michigan children have been allowed to drink water individuals knew for months was laced with lead. This continued even after General Motors stopped using the water the children were drinking because it was corroding their engine parts. It’s hard to imagine that those in charge of preventing such a tragedy would allow it to continue even after a problem was clearly evident.These are just two examples of countless problems facing communities across our country. These problems in some cases have been around for years, others for decades and even more just coming to the surface. It’s not difficult to understand the frustration of citizens who put their trust and faith in their elected and appointed officials to find solutions to those problems and correct the wrongs that exist.What is even more annoying is to listen to those individuals who for years have either held elected office or been in high government positions, talk about the problems and insist that solutions must be found. These are the same people who were there when the problems either started or were already in existence and have done nothing to solve them. Aware of this continued failure to right the wrongs, one can easily understand why this election year voters are taking a hard look at the candidates running for office.It has become extremely important when evaluating those individuals who have been in positions of authority that they be asked a simple question. Why have you failed to do anything about the problems you say must now be solved when you have done nothing to resolve them when previously given the opportunity?The criticism of the failure of appointed or elected officials to make changes when they had a chance to do so is not limited to one political party. In most cases both share the blame for inaction, incompetence and the inability to work together for the common good.So this year, the year in which we elect a President who conceivably will govern this country for the next eight years along with a Congress that could put us on a path to success or keep us on a road to nowhere, everyone must do their part. Do not just listen to what candidates say they will do, but also look at what they did when they had an opportunity to make a difference. If their past performance has been negligible and weak, more than likely their promises for the future are hollow and will never happen.Do not reward failure by giving those who accomplished nothing additional time to do more of the same. The most precious right you have is the opportunity to vote to improve yours and your children’s futures. Use it wisely.
29 Views no discussions Share Tweet CoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division on Earth Day 2020 by: – April 22, 2020 Share Earth Day 2020 Sharing is caring! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.In Dominica Earth Day is usually celebrated as the beginning of the Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival which runs from 22nd April to 22nd May however, as a result of the coronavirus most activities will be done through the power of digital media. Various facts and questions about the different bird species within the Caribbean region and Dominica will be posted on the Forestry Divisions Facebook page. While the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, our goal remains the same: to encourage individuals to take the most meaningful actions to make a difference. Share
Omer F. “Pee Wee” Kinker, age 90 of Greensburg, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Aspen Place in Greensburg. Born November 25, 1927 in Decatur County Indiana, he is the son of Anna (Nee: Duvelius) and Harry Kinker. He married Rita Niese January 19, 1957 at St. Louis Church in Batesville and she preceded him in death April 7, 2002 after 45 years of marriage. Pee Wee was a farmer as well as a truck driver for the Hill-Rom Company 36 years. He served in the army during the Korean War, driving supply trucks to the front line under the cover of darkness.When asked about his hobbies, his family responded, “work.” He was one of those individuals that stayed busy. In addition to working for Hill-Rom he also raised feeder pigs and ran the family farm. Pee Wee also liked time in the woods where he would usually be chopping wood, coon hunting or mushroom hunting. A Reds fan, his family also indicated he liked the Bengals, but could root for the Colts too, depending on who was in the room or which team was winning. Pee Wee was also known for his homemade horseradish.He is survived by daughters Jean (Steve) Lynch of Laurel, Indiana, Nancy (Gene) Wallpe of Greensburg, Patty (Mark) Kohrman of Sunman, Mary Land (partner Kenneth Foster) of Greensburg; sons Mike (Judy) Kinker, Jerry (Connie) Kinker, Steve (Gretchen) Kinker, all of Greensburg; sisters Loretta Kinker of Greensburg, Julie Pumphrey of Columbus, Indiana, Rosemary Cook of Batesville; brother Louis Kinker of Greensburg; 25 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren with two more on the way. In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Virginia Heck, Margaret Mollaun, Leona Moeller; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.Visitation is Tuesday, September 4th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th, at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Enochsburg with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the Ripley County V.F.W. Post #3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. The family requests memorials to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Wounded Warrior Project.
“When we set out on this journey. There were no doubts in our minds. We set our eyes to the distance. We would find what we would find. We took courage from our numbers What we sought we did not fear. Sometimes we’d glimpse a shadow falling. The shadow would disappear. But our thoughts kept returning To something the boy said. As we turned to go. He said you’ll never see our faces again. You’ll be food for a carrion crow. Every step we took today. Our thoughts would always stray From the wind on the moor so wild. To the words of the captain’s child. Something the boy said. In the circles we made with our fires. We talked of the pale afternoon. The clouds were like dark riders. Flying on the face of the moon. We spoke our fears to the captain. And asked what his son could know. For we would never have marched so far, to be food for a crow. Every step we took today. Our thoughts would always stray. From the wind on the moor so wild.” To the words of the captain’s child. Something the boy said. ‘Sting’ lyrics from; ‘Something the boy said’.About a week before Steelers training camp at St. Vincent’s college was scheduled to conclude, I had just returned from an afternoon practice. I was downtown waiting on my Port Authority chariot to arrive. I always purposely leave my media credential around my neck just to spark conversation good and bad from the Steelers nation.On this occasion there was a young Caucasian lad riding along with his father. His dad’s face turned beet red when the youngster looked over at me and spied my credentials and asked; “do you work for the Steelers?” I smiled at him and replied; no, but I cover them for the New Pittsburgh Courier. I continued on by asking him; “have you ever heard of the New Pittsburgh Courier?” I was pleasantly surprised when he answered; “yes sir, I learned about the paper when my dad took me to see the movie 42.His father then chimed in, he looked at my credentials saw my name and said; “Mr. Bruce, I wanted to make sure that my son saw the struggles of African-American players long before his two favorite players Andrew McCutchen or David Ortiz were even born.”At that point I was a bit too weary to discuss Black History; hey February was long past. However, I have to say this. There are some Whites that know about and respect our history more than a few of us do and I was quite happy that I was given the opportunity to meet and have a conversation with him and his son.Anyway, I continued on by asking his son another question. Young man, (his name was Trenton Blair Jr. and his dad was Sr.) “how do you think the Steelers are going to do this year?”“I think that they are not going to do good because they allowed Mike Wallace [former Steelers wide receiver] and James Harrison [former Steelers outside linebacker] to leave the team. James Harrison is almost like Darth Vader nobody wants to mess around with him and Mike Wallace is faster than anybody in the NFL.”These my friends were the words straight from the mouth of a babe.”If a ten year old could see the handwriting on the wall, the management of the Steelers should have been able to see the wall, especially a wall that they themselves constructed.When I was exiting the bus, the lad smiled and said, “Steelers forever.”When the Pittsburgh Steelers set out on the journey of the 2013 season, regardless of the negative circumstances looming, they remained a confident bunch. There may have been a few doubts in their minds because after all, they lost two vital playmakers one from the offensive and defensive side of the ball, but hey they still had a reason to think that they could dredge at least another year of two out of an aging team.They set their eyes on the distant competition because there was nothing to fear but fear itself and maybe the word “rebuilding.”Whatever they found in the AFC North they would have to just deal with it. They took courage from what players remained with the team and as always they were fearless. Yes they were glimpsing shadows of the Cincy Bengals, the Cleveland Browns and last but certainly not least, the 2012 NFL Champion Baltimore Ravens looming over their Lombardi trophy case but Pittsburgh realized that Cleveland and Cincinnati had no trophy case because they had no trophies to put in it and the Ravens dismantled their squad so that the money needs of their “most valuable player” starting QB Joe Flacco could be met.The shadows of the past continued to appear and reappear but ya know what boys’ and girls’? Dead men can tell no tales and neither are they capable of getting out on the playing field and competing. The boy said that they allowed two of their most excellent players disappear, poof, gone.The beginning of the season would prove and showcase blatant flaws that surfaced and exist because of questionable fiscal priorities regarding compensation for players who would and should have had a positive impact on the Steelers level of competition.Choosing athletes to compete for your particular team is not and should never be confused with neurosurgery. All one has to do is observe a player, any player and hope and pray that player will perform as well for you as he has performed for his high school, or college. Money oftentimes is not a guarantee that a player will perform or respond to competition. But sometimes you have to pay the cost to be the boss. Just ask the boy.
The rep season officially kicks off for Nelson Youth Soccer teams as the local association plays host to the annual Terry Walgren Girl’s Tournament this weekend at the Lakeside Facility.The 18-team tournament, which some years has exceeded 25-plus teams, begins the rep season for most Nelson teams.During the Easter Weekend some local teams ventured to the Central Okanagan for the Icebreaker tourney.The tournament hosts four divisions of competition — U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16.A single game is on the schedule Friday — in the U16 division where two Nelson teams, U16 and U17 Selects meet at 5:30 p.m. All other divisions commence Saturday morning.Each division plays a round robin draw with the playoff round set for Sunday.Teams from Invermere, Kootenay South in Trail, Creston, Newport, WA., and Revelstoke join five teams from the host association in the three-day event.The Terry Walgren schedule can be found at http://www.nys.ca/index.php?submenu=concession&src=gendocs&ref=Reptourneys&category=RepNYS Boy’s Rep teams travel to Silver CityIn the greater Trail area teams from throughout the Kootenays will compete in the 17th annual Kootenay South Youth Soccer Boy’s Tournament.Nelson Select teams — U12, U13, U14 and U16 — have entered the weekend tourney. There’s also a West Kootenay U17/18 squad with Nelson players on the team.The complete schedule can be found at http://www.kootenaysouthsoccer.com