Ryan McCartan, Reeve Carney & More Join Fox’s Rocky Horror

first_img View Comments We have some casting news and it’s…astounding. (Time is fleeting…) Ryan McCartan, who starred as high school troublemaker J.D. in off-Broadway’s Heathers musical, will play Brad in Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show TV remake, reports Deadline. Reeve Carney, who originated the web-slinging, proscenium-scaling titular role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, will lead viewers in the “Time Warp” as Riff Raff.Joining the two are Victoria Justice—known on the small screen for her work on Victorious, Zoey 101, Eye Candy and more—as Janet and model Staz Nair, who will appear in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, as Rocky. As previously announced, Orange is the New Black Emmy nominee Laverne Cox will play Doctor Frank-N-Furter.The two-hour TV movie (not a live telecast) is produced by a team including Kenny Ortega. Filming is scheduled for the coming months with a premiere set for this fall; an exact date and additional casting will be announced later. In the meantime, you can get your musical fix on the network later this month when Grease: Live, starring Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough, airs on January 31.last_img read more

87 more OFWs coming home

first_imgThe task force set the following conditions for returning Ilonggo OFWs: Those who test negative for COVID-19 would be allowed to go home for the continuation of their quarantine. Those who test positive for the disease would be transferred to the St. Therese Hospital, the city government’s identified COVID-19 isolation facility. * must have medical certificates that they are asymptomatic and in good health * Aklan – one * must have undergone RT-PCR test with negative result conducted within seven days prior to boarding * must have certification that they have finished a 14-day quarantine From the first two batches of OFWs who returned to the region last month, 23 tested positive for COVID-19, data from the Department of Health showed. Here’s the breakdown: * 30-year-old male from La Paz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 95) From Port San Pedro, the OFWs would be taken to a hotel on General Luna Street for a 14-day quarantine and another RT-PCR test. * Iloilo province – four The 87 Ilonggo OFWs were residents of Aklan (eight), Antique (seven), Bacolod City (eight), Capiz (13), Guimaras (three), Iloilo (36), and Negros Occidental (12). On the part of the Iloilo City government, Mayor Jerry Treñas said the OFW residents of the city would be subjected to RT-PCR test again and would be billeted at a hotel while waiting for the results. Their ship left the Port of Manila yesterday afternoon, according to Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6 director Jose Roberto Nuñez. * 45-year-old male from Talisay City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 97)/PN * 50-year-old male from Molo, Iloilo City (Patient No. 94) * Negros Occidental – four * Antique – three In a letter to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, Nuñez stated that the ship transporting the OFWs would first drop those from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental at the Bredco Port in Bacolod before proceeding to Fort San Pedro of Iloilo City. The local government units of the OFWs, however, have the option of taking them to their hometowns from Fort San Pedro. All of them were subjected to reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test and were found to be negative of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), said Atty. Roy Villa, spokesperson of the Regional Task Force COVID-19 chaired by Nuñez. * Bacolod City – two * Iloilo City – seven ILOILO City – Tonight or early morning tomorrow, 87 more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are returning to Western Visayas. * Guimaras – two * 23-year-old male from City Proper, Iloilo City (Patient No. 96) Yesterday, the Department of Health Region 6 announced that four more OFWs from these two batches tested positive. They were the following:last_img read more

Chukwueze’s career will soon explode, says IK Uche

first_img The 20-year-old winger has been in fine form since breaking into the first team of the Yellow Submarines, having joined the side in 2017 following his impressive performances at the 2015 U17 World Cup. Chukwueze has scored eight times in 52 league appearances for Villarreal and this season he has four goals and four assists to his credit amid other dazzling displays. Uche, who starred for the Yellow Submarines between 2011-2015, has thrown his weight behind the young winger to continue to improve. “He’s a cool kid, he’s good and doing very well at Villarreal,” the 36-year-old told Brila FM.Advertisement Loading… “We just have to help him, and if there’s anything we need to tell him, we will surely do because we got to this stage by listening to people who have been there before us. “And I think with the way he’s going, he would become one of the best players of his generation.” Besides his fine form at the club level, Chukwueze has been a key member of the Super Eagles squad and was part of Gernot Rohr’s side that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. read also:Chukwueze names Chelsea as favourite team amid EPL interest The young winger will hope to continue his fine performances for both club and country when football activities resume, having been suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Villarreal forward, Ikechukwu Uche, is backing Samuel Chukwueze to become one of the best players of his generation. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise You10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldFascinating Ceilings From Different Countries10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTRUMP-DAYTONATrump taking in Daytona 500 before heading WestWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers at the Daytona 500 to start their engines Sunday as he looks to win over NASCAR fans. And he will soon be off and running as well with a Western state swing that will take him to rallies planned in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The trip is another demonstration of Trump’s willingness to campaign not just in conservative strongholds but in states that lean Democratic, particularly Colorado, where Republican Sen. Cory Gardner faces a tough reelection battle. Arizona is expected to be a key swing state in the presidential election with its growing population of Hispanic voters.But first, Trump will bask in the appreciation of thousands of NASCAR fans, becoming the second president to attend the Daytona 500 after President George W. Bush, who also appeared at the race during his reelection year.Trump’s reelection campaign will run a TV ad during the Fox broadcast of the race and fly an aerial banner near the speedway. About 100,000 people are expected to attend this year’s race and millions more will watch on television. About 9 million people took in last year’s race on television.Trump tweeted Sunday morning: “Getting ready to go to the Daytona 500. Will be GREAT!”LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN February 16, 2020 Update on the latest sportscenter_img Inbee Park wins Australian Open, ending 2-year title droughtADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park saw a seven shot lead shrink to two shots Sunday before winning the Women’s Australian Open by three strokes to clinch her first LPGA title in almost two years.Park started her final round three shots in front of 19-year old South Korean compatriot Ayeon Cho. She bogeyed the ninth hole but still turned five shots ahead of the field and went out to a seven-shot lead early on the back nine at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club. But the 31-year-old former World No. 1 faltered briefly, bogeying the 14th and 16th holes and walking off the 16th green only two shots ahead of fast-finishing American Amy Olsen. Olsen had four birdies in a 3-under final round 70 and was in the clubhouse with an 11-under total of 281.Park held her nerve, making birdie on the par-5 17th and par on the 18th to win her 20th LPGA title and to gain a ranking boost which lifts her chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games at which she will defend the gold medal.Park last won on the LPGA Tour at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in March of 2018. WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S SLALOMVlhova wins slalom to overtake absent Shiffrin in standingsKRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Petra Vlhova won her third straight women’s World Cup slalom Sunday to overtake the absent Mikaela Shiffrin on the top of the discipline standings.Vlhova was more than nine-tenths off the lead in fourth place after the first run but posted the fastest time in a free-flowing second.The Slovakian skier has finished on the podium in 13 of the last 15 races, and now leads the discipline standings by 20 points from Shiffrin. Shiffrin remains in the lead of the overall World Cup, 113 points ahead of Italy’s Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay). Vlhova is third. The American three-time overall champion sat out the race, taking a break from skiing since the death of her father, Jeff Shiffrin, two weeks ago.last_img read more

EDITORIAL: Adding citizenship question on US Census doesn’t help Caribbean Americans

first_imgThere is the sudden emergence of an issue having serious implications for, and warrants careful but prompt reaction from, the Caribbean American community.Last week the Trump administration announced that a question about citizenship status will be included in the US Census. Every ten years the US conduct a comprehensive census, or counting, of the residents of the nation. The next census is due to be conducted in 2020, but preparation for this massive undertaking is already underway.Concern grows in context of turbulent environmentAt face value, a question asking US residents if they are citizens of the country seems harmless. However, in the current turbulent environment where immigrants who are not legal residents, or US citizens, are subject to very negative repercussions, some will likely be reluctant to participate in the census. This could result in large communities being undercounted.The question was included in previous taking of the US Census but removed since 1960 as the intent was to have a broad, complete and unencumbered census of all residents.One of the objectives of conducting the Census is to determine the allocation of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and allocate federal funds to local communities. States like California, New York and Florida, with larger populations have more congressional seats, and federal funds, apportioned to them then less populated states.Could undercount immigrant communitiesThose opposed to adding the citizenship question are concerned it will reduce the counting of immigrant populations, affect congressional seat allocations, and favor some political-party based communities over others.However, attempting to justify the addition of the citizenship question, the government said it was being done on the recommendation of the US Department of Justice which wants better enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The government argues the Voting Rights Act requires a tally of citizens of voting age to protect minorities against discrimination and getting this information as part of the census would make it more complete.Not accepting government reasoningOpponents to the citizenship question are not accepting this reasoning. Already, California has sued the federal government to block the question being added to the Census arguing it would discourage immigrants from participating. Several more lawsuits are anticipated as more opponents believe several minority communities could be actually discriminated against as a result of adding the question.For several years representatives of the Caribbean American community have been valiantly lobbying for the US Census Bureau to include a specific category to identify Caribbean Americans. In its current format of the US Census under questions related to ethnicity and race while there are specific categories for Black. Hispanic and Other races, there is not a Caribbean American category. Caribbean Americans who participate in the census usually either check Black or Other to describe their race or ethnicity.Lack of empirical evidence Although it is well known that a very large Caribbean American community resides in the United States, there is no empirical evidence of the size of this community. Various estimates record this population from between 5 to 7 million nationally, but it could be more. In Florida this community is estimated to be  between 1 to 1,5 million, but his could also be higher.There’s reason to justify the Caribbean American community is large enough to be granted its peculiar identification in the US Census. Without making changes to the current census form, this community is technically not being counted, and its political and economic strength not really known and given any fundamental consideration.Research has indicated in the taking of the 2000 and 2010 Censuses several Caribbean immigrants refused to participate, fearful that the information offered by them could be actually used against them. Neither of those censuses included the citizenship question. Now, by adding this question it is reasonably feared more migrants from the Caribbean will be reluctant to participate in the census.It is therefore important that leaders from the Caribbean American community join the effort to ensure the citizen question is not added to the US Census. One cannot fault the opponents to this question for believing it’s an attempt to marginalize some communities against others. This situation does not auger well for democracy.There is full agreement that the census must be conducted fairly and unencumbered so that every community can be adequately served politically and financially. Adding the citizenship question seem to be unnecessarily creating hindrances to, and fear of, the democratic process of counting and representing American residents.last_img read more