Culturalist Challenge! Which Game of Thrones Should Come to Broadway?

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the awesome site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Show every Wednesday.Last week, we asked you to cast Dorothy in the forthcoming NBC broadcast of The Wiz. The results are in, and Glee’s Amber Riley came out on top. To celebrate the return of HBO’s Game of Thrones on April 12, we want to know: Which star of the hit series would you like to see on Broadway? GOT favorites like Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen and Aidan Gillen have already made their debuts, while Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and more would be total Broadway newbies. Who should leave Westeros and Essos to trod the boards of the Great White Way? Video Producer Anthony Taylor posted his list of top 10 picks here.STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.)Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Show!last_img read more

History on Johnson’s side

first_imgDustin Johnson has recent history on his side as he looks to end his run of major misery with victory in the Open Championship, which will finish on a Monday for just the second time ever. Press Association But when play eventually resumed at 6pm, the 31-year-old American completed a second round of 69 by driving the 18th green and two-putting for birdie to finish 10 under par, one ahead of England’s Danny Willett – who finished his 69 on Friday – and two clear of 1999 champion Paul Lawrie. Australia’s Jason Day and 2010 champion Louis Oosthuizen finished seven under par to join Friday finishers Marc Warren, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott and Robert Streb in joint fourth, with world number two Jordan Spieth two shots further back after a second-round 72. ” This morning when we started it was almost impossible, but I managed to hang in there and then when we just went out and restarted it was very tough, but managed to make some good pars and then birdie the last hole,” Johnson said. “So it was a good way to finish the day.” Asked about the incident on the 14th, where his ball was blown down a slope towards that of playing partner Spieth, Johnson added: ” Fortunately it happened in kind of the end part of the second round, so we’ve still got a lot of golf to play, so it is what it is. Can’t do anything to change it. “W hen I went up to mark it I got probably an inch from the ground. My coin was about to hit the ground when it took off. Then I went to mark it again and I think it took off again. And then Jordan was running to his ball. It was pretty funny.” The last seven major winners have led or shared the lead after 36 holes, but Johnson has already let several chances slip through his fingers. He held a two-shot lead early in the final round of the US Open last month but failed to convert an eagle attempt from 12 feet on the 72nd hole to claim the title and missed the return from four feet to miss out on a play-off with Spieth. The world number four also took a three-shot lead into the final round at Pebble Beach in 2010 but collapsed to a closing 82, while a two-shot penalty for grounding his club in a bunker on the 72nd hole of the US PGA two months later cost him a place in the play-off. Masters and US Open champion Spieth, who is chasing the third leg of an unprecedented calendar grand slam, did not think play should have started at 7am, but was also furious with himself for five three-putts in his round. “I t was an interesting round that took a lot of time, but it’s nice to look back on Saturday evening and instead of being five shots back with one to go, I’ve still got two full rounds, so anything can happen here,” the 21-year-old said. “I believe I’m still in contention. I still believe I can win this tournament. I need a really solid round tomorrow, though, because Dustin is not letting up. “Dustin is going to shoot a good round tomorrow with less wind and I’m going to need to shoot a great round to really give myself a chance. “To fall from two back to five back isn’t exactly what I wanted, but it could have been worse, could have been better. If I can shoot something like 10 under in the last two rounds, I think I’ll have a chance to win.” Asked about the pressure of trying to win a third straight major title, Spieth added: “W hen we’re out on the course inside the ropes, it’s just another event, and I’m working as hard as I can to get into contention and beat the best players in the world. “I understand where we’re at off the course, but it doesn’t do any good thinking about that. It does better for me focusing on the task at hand. That’s what we did in the first two majors.” A delay of 10 and a half hours forced the R&A to extend proceedings into a fifth day for the first time since Royal Lytham in 1988, with the third round scheduled for Sunday at St Andrews. After a 7am restart on the Old Course, Johnson had seen his ball roll off the 14th green in winds gusting up to 45mph during the 32 minutes of action possible before play was suspended. last_img read more

Two USC greats to have numbers retired

first_imgPam and Paula McGee, two All-Americans and national champions for the Women of Troy, will have their jerseys retired at halftime when USC takes on UCLA at the Galen Center at noon on Feb. 19.Among legends · Pam and Paula McGee’s jerseys will be immortalized with other Women of Troy greats on Feb. 19. Before the McGees, just three women’s basketball players had their numbers retired. – Courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe two sisters were integral pieces of USC’s back-to-back national championship teams in 1983 and 1984, and both have their fair share of accolades and statistical records.Pam McGee ranks second all-time in total rebounds with 1,255 and sixth all-time in points with 2,214. During her four years at USC, she averaged at least 14.8 points and 8.6 rebounds each season and went to the WNBA as the second overall pick in the 1997 draft. On the international stage, she helped the country earn a gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games.Pam McGee was inducted to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on July 23 last year, joining four other Women of Troy with the honor. She was also the first WNBA player to have her son play in the NBA. JaVale McGee currently plays for the Washington Wizards.Her sister, Paula McGee, ranks fourth all-time in scoring with 2,346 career points. She jumped out to a fast start with her collegiate career, averaging 20 points and 9.2 rebounds as a freshman. Paula McGee rounded out her collegiate career, averaging 18.4 points per game alongside 9.1 rebounds. She also holds the record for second-most field goals made at 993 and third-most blocked shots at 190.After the WNBA, she started a sports management agency and represented her sister, Pam, in the WNBA. She now operates Paula McGee Ministries and is an ordained Baptist minister.The sisters will join Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Lisa Leslie and Cheryl Miller as the only Women of Troy with retired jerseys in the Galen Center.last_img read more

Ice Bucket mania inflicts Sumner County… don’t forget to donate to ALS

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you are on social media, you can’t help but see it. People are taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s a quite simple game. You issue a challenge to three people on video that within 24 hours they must pour a bucket of ice water over their heads.  All to help donate or provide awareness for ALS. To learn how to donate click here. It started as a lark.. then celebrities got into the act… then people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. started pouring cold ice water over their head as a challenge.Now, people in Sumner County especially in Wellington are getting into the act. Yours truly counted 24 different postings Monday night of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.While the rules say with the ALS ice bucket challenge is to either donate money OR get a bucket of ice water dumped on your head, others are saying people should donate AND get a bucket of ice water dumped on your head. Others can simply donate to the cause without getting water dumped on their head.How you play the game is your business, but Sumner Newscow likes the option of charitable giving.Here are a few things about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and how it got started:•The earliest known version of this challenge was known as the “Cold Water Challenge.” It was started by the Sheaves For Christ division in New Zealand with a video dated April 26, 2014 challenging others to donate $100 to the mission’s fundraiser.•The challenge was popularized in the United States on June 30, 2014 when the Golf Channel Morning Show televised the social media phenomena and performed a live on-air ice bucket challenge. Soon after, on July 15, 2014 golfer Chris Kennedy did the ice-bucket challenge and challenged his cousin whose husband had ALS for 11 years. A day later she did it in front of her house and the movement began in earnest.•The ice bucket challenge has taken up speed. One can say the ice bucket challenge hit Sumner County in full force last week and by Tuesday it has become a local phenomenon.•The ALS Association announced that it had received $15.6 million in donations compared to $1.8 million during the same time period July 29 to August 18 in the prior year. These donations came from both existing donors and 307,598 new donors to the Association. So what is ALS?ALS is an acronym for Amotrophic lateral sclerosis. A lot of people call it the Lou Gehrig’s Disease – a famous New York Yankee baseball player in the 1920s and 30s who died of the disease in 1941.The disorder causes muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body due to the degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons. Individuals affected by the disorder may ultimately lose the ability to initiate and control all voluntary movement.People inflicted with ALS will notice awkwardness when walking or running or notice they are tripping and stumbling. Some may experience slurred speech and have trouble swallowing.Overtime, patients experience more difficult moving, swallowing and speaking or forming words. Pneumonia can develop and maintaining a healthy weight. Eventually people with ALS die of respiratory failure or pneumonia.If you have a ice bucket challenge you would like to share with the public on Sumner Newscow, we will gladly promote it providing you make a donation to ALS. Please send it in a form of a Youtube video so we can share it with others. Our e-mail address is [email protected] us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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