first_imgWilly Wonka CastWilly Wonka – Erik WagnerCandy Man – Ben WileyCharlene “Charlie” Bucket – Allisun WiltshireGrandpa Joe Bucket – Micah WaidMr. Bucket– Jared WarringtonMrs. Bucket– Julia WilsonGrandma Josephina – Rosalie GrahamGrandpa George – Mark FaverzaniGrandma Georgina – Andrea Teofanova  Jamie (Charlie’s Friend) – Gabbie EilerMatilda (Charlie’s Friend) – Ashley MathersPatricia Trout (TV Reporter) – Kayla RaunerAngela Gloop – Gabby DiMarcoMrs. Gloop – Nora FaverzaniVeruca Salt – Shannon DecostaMrs. Salt – Maddy PresnallViolet Beauregarde – Gabby WaidMrs. Beauregarde – Sophia MeylerMichelle Teavee – Lauren MirskyMs. Teavee – Jemma KraftOompa Loompa 1 – Rodolfo ReynaOompa Loompa 2 – Emma RodriguezOompa Loompa 3 – Morgan DecostaOompa Loompa 4 – Katie MullerOompa Loompa 5 – Gracie SandoChorus –Sofia Keir, Sarah Huber, Ana McGrath, Ashley Meng, David Palomenque, Grace Wiley Erik Wagner stars as Willy Wonka in the Ocean City Intermediate School musical open to the public on Friday, Jan. 16., at the high school.Ocean City Intermediate School students have been rehearsing for three months, and on Friday (Jan. 16) they’ll perform “Willy Wonka Jr.,” a musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl book (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) and of movies starring Gene Wilder (1971) and Johnny Depp (2005).Allisun Wiltshire, left, stars as Charlene ‘Charlie’ Bucket, while Jared Warrington is Mr. Bucket.“At the first rehearsal, we had no idea what we were doing,” said sixth-grader Erik Wagner, who stars as Wonka.“And here we are,” he said, pointing to lights, props and costumes as the cast prepared for a dress rehearsal on Tuesday. “It’s all coming together.”The show is open to the public, and here’s information on how to attend the single performance:Where: Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School (entrance on beach block of Sixth Street)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for students and available at the door or at Ocean City Intermediate School during school hours.Wagner, 12, said he has performed in shows since second grade, including Youth Opera of South Jersey productions of “Sweeney Todd,” “Brigadoon” and “West Side Story.”_____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____He joins a talented cast that includes 13-year-old Allisun Wiltshire as “Charlie” Bucket.“It’s been fun growing up with everybody,” said Wiltshire, an eighth-grade who has participated in OCIS productions since fourth grade. “You have to be humble and study hard to learn the role.”Maddy Presnall, left, plays Mrs. Salt and Heather Decosta the spoiled Veruca Salt.Michelle Tornblom, a seventh-grade social studies teacher, has been working with the student cast three days a week since October. It’s her first time directing an Intermediate School show, though she has directed productions at the high school.  Additional cast members: Natalie ArgentoEmily BraunTaryn CupitSally DahlShea DeMarcoElaina DiMarenEliza DiMarenKatherine DolisznyLauren DolisznyEthan EilerEstelle GimbelNoelle GrahamAndi HelphenstineBernadette HoffmannKeira JantoMadeline KeeferAva KellyVanna KellyLauren LamourAria LindbergRiley MaddenMadison MajorsHannah MartinPhoebe MiedamaLoralei MullinsJulia NewmanSarah RodriguezMacKenzee SegichLilly TeofanovaMia TerrazziniSophia TuckerSophia Wagnerlast_img read more

first_imgNovak-Djokovic Novak Djokovic insisted yesterday that he must “move on” from his disqualification at the US Open but that he also may never forget the incident.The world number one was disqualified in the fourth round last week for hitting a line judge with a ball.Djokovic, 33, had already apologised for the incident which saw him take a ball from his pocket and hit it behind him, striking the judge in her throat. “I felt really sorry to cause the shock and drama to her,” said Djokovic.Speaking at a media conference in Rome, the 17-time Grand Slam winner added: “It was totally unexpected and very unintended but, when you hit the ball like that, you have a chance to hit somebody that is on the court.“I accepted it and I had to move on. Of course I didn’t forget about it, I don’t think I’ll ever forget about it.“Of course it was a shock to finish the US Open the way things finished for me.”Line judge Laura Clark collapsed to the ground and could be heard gasping for breath after being struck by the ball hit by Djokovic, who had just had his serve broken by Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.He pleaded his case with tournament referee Soeren Friemel and Grand Slam supervisor Andreas Egli during a long conversation at the net but later said the incident had left him feeling “sad and empty”.The Serb is now preparing to play in the Italian Open – his first tournament since his misdemeanour – in order to ready himself for the French Open which begins on 27 September.“I don’t think I’ll have any major issues coming back to the Tour and being able to perform well,” he added.“It’s great I think that I have a tournament a week or 10 days after it happened because I feel the earlier I get back in competition mode the faster I’ll overcome the memory and re-programme it. I’m hoping for the best.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgDone deal. 🖊We have reached a new four-year contract with Head Coach John Harbaugh.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 24, 2019″I’m very excited with this contract, the opportunity to continue our work here, and I’m humbled by it,” Harbaugh wrote in a statement. “I am thankful for the support from the Ravens, especially Steve Bisciotti. We’re working hard to make the 2019 Ravens the best we can be. We have an excellent team foundation, and we have a great organization with smart, hard-working people.”Statement from Head Coach John Harbaugh:— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 24, 2019Harbaugh has posted a 114-78 record (including playoffs) in his career with the Ravens. He won the Super Bowl in 2013. Related News NFL trade rumors: Jaguars interested in acquiring Ravens QB Joe Flacco The Ravens are locking up head coach John Harbaugh.The Super Bowl-winning coach received a four-year extension, Baltimore announced Thursday. Baltimore finished 2018-19 with a 10-6 record, winning the AFC North. However, the squad fell short to the Chargers 23-17 in the first round of the playoffs. Ravens will not retain OC Marty Mornhinweglast_img read more

first_img“So I want to make sure I come back (and) everything is the way it should be and the way I’m used to doing it and the way I’ve been playing so that I can make a difference. Otherwise, it’s a waste.”Hamels on severity of left oblique— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) June 29, 2019Hamels has been the Cubs’ best pitcher this season going 6-3 with a 2.98 ERA in 17 starts.The Cubs, who lead the NL Central by one game over the Brewers heading in to Saturday’s action, recalled two pitchers from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday – right-handers Dillon Maples and Rowan Wick. To make room for a second pitcher, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was designated for assignment. Hamels threw 22 pitches in the first inning, allowing one run on two hits and a walk before leaving the game after one warmup pitch before the second inning.”It was grabbing again,” Hamels told reporters. “So, I just knew that that’s not always good. You can definitely injure yourself a lot more by trying to play through it.” Related News Hamels, 35, is no stranger to oblique injuries. He was pitching for the Rangers in 2017 when he missed nearly two months with a right oblique strain. He said that experience will help him determine when he returns from his current setback, indicating he came back a week too early in 2017.“I don’t think it’s going to be as bad,” Hamels said Friday, “but I know after experiencing it once and seeing what kind of results I was then continuing to put up, that’s not going to be any sort of good case or scenario to repeat that. MLB wrap: Hapless Orioles destroy Indians 13-0 Craig Kimbrel joins Cubs ahead of Braves series finalecenter_img Cookie Monster crushes ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ at Wrigley Field Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels strained his left oblique in Friday’s start against the Reds and was placed on the 10-day injury list Saturday. The #Cubs today placed LHP Cole Hamels on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain.RHPs Dillon Maples and Rowan Wick have been recalled from @IowaCubs.OF Carlos González has been designated for assignment.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 29, 2019The team announced after Friday’s 6-3 loss in Cincinnati that Hamels would have an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lawrenson can’t see Sheffield Utd stopping Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Mark Lawrenson can’t see Sheffield United stopping the Reds.The Blades host Liverpool today.Writing in his weekly BBC Sport predictions column on, Lawro claimed United would be hard pushed to pick up the three points against the Reds, and stated: “The Blades got a great win over Everton at Goodison Park last time out, but it is asking a lot for them to beat Liverpool too.Offering his opinion on how the Blades could trouble the Reds at the back, the former Liverpool man contended: “I like Chris Wilder’s team a lot, but I don’t really see them causing the Reds many problems – apart from at set-pieces – or keeping them quiet at the other end.” last_img read more

first_imgUNLV's "TARK" uniform patch.UNLV’s men’s basketball team will honor its former coach, Jerry Tarkanian, with a commemorative patch on their jerseys the remainder of this season. Tarkanian, who coached the Rebels from 1973-92, winning the national championship in 1990, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84. UNLV (14-10, 5-6 MWC) will sport a black “TARK” patch, paying tribute to their former coach known to many as “Tark the Shark.” #UNLVmbb will wear patches that look like this the rest of the season— Taylor Bern (@TaylorBern) February 11, 2015Tarkanian was one of the greatest coaches college basketball has ever seen, recording 729 wins across all divisions. UNLV is set to face Air Force in Colorado on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgThe Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:ENB, TSX:AQN) CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. has signed a deal to sell its natural gas distribution business in New Brunswick to Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. for $331 million in cash.Enbridge Gas New Brunswick operates and maintains more than 1,200 km of natural gas distribution pipeline in 12 communities in New Brunswick with 12,000 customers.The company says employees, customers, partners and suppliers can expect no change to the day-to-day operations as it works to complete the deal.Algonquin says it plans to maintain local employment and the existing operating and management structure.The sale is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.It is expected to close in 2019.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: In a clear indication of lack of support from the lenders on further funding, Jet Airways chief executive Vinay Dube has said it is painful that there is no commitment on the part of the all stakeholders on paying salaries to the employees which are due in a few days. The now grounded airline has not paid March salaries to its over 20,000 employees. Jet ceased operations on April 17. April salary is due in a few days. The airline suspended operations after the SBI-led consortium of lenders rejected its demand for a Rs 983-crore lifeline to help carry out operations and pay to the employees their March salaries. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”While we will continue to support the bank’s bid find a buyer or the airline, it pains us to communicate that no clarity or commitment on salaries has been provided by any of our stakeholders so far,” Dube said in a communication to employees Friday. Significantly, on Friday the employees had planned to take out a peace walk towards the venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally in the BKC are here, but was cancelled at the last minute on request from the police and the state government. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”While on the one hand, we are being told to preserve the value of Jet Airways during the bid process, on the other hand, with no salary payment, some of our colleague have no choice but to find employment elsewhere. “When we highlight the disappointing irony of this situation to the lenders, we are simply told that this problem is to be addressed by the shareholders, who should and could have agreed on a resolution plan a long time ago,” Dube lamented in the letter. He also said though there have been many board meeting, the promoters and strategic shareholder (Etihad) there was no favourable outcome on funding and paying salaries so far. “We have also approached government at the highest levels seeking intervention and assistance but that too has not yielded any positive results,” he added. Dube also said in the past few days the leadership team is trying to convince the lenders to release some funds to the employees, while continuing to support the bank led bid sale process. “We have told them repeatedly that our employees are facing grave hardships owing to non-payment of salaries and that if this were to continue any longer, our employees will have no option but to find employment elsewhere. “Unfortunately, the banks have said they are unable to make any salary commitments, until after the bidding process is complete,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress has lost all political credibility when it comes to addressing the issue of poverty, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday, taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi’s proposed “Nyay” scheme by invoking Congress prime ministers, who, he claimed, had vowed to eradicate poverty and failed. Addressing a press conference at the BJP office here, Gadkari also alleged that the Congress had deliberately created “fear” in the minds of the minorities to divert attention from performance, work and development, which should have been the issues in the ongoing Lok Sabha election. “The Congress party has no credibility. After 1947, (then prime minister Jawaharlal) Nehru said he will remove poverty. Then Indira Gandhi said this. She used the slogan of removing poverty and won (elections), but poverty did not go. Then Rajiv Gandhi repeated that, then Sonia Gandhi and then Manmohan Singh, but poverty did not go. “Now, even Panditji’s (Nehru) great-grandson is saying the same thing. If he (Congress chief Rahul Gandhi) will remove poverty by giving Rs 72,000, then what did Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh do? That is why the political credibility of the Congress in removing poverty has ended,” he said. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader further alleged that the Congress had a history of injustice and since 1947, it had been responsible for “wrong economic policies, bad and corrupt governance and visionless leadership”. “So, ‘Nyay’ will not happen, because with justice, the person doling it out should also be trustworthy,” he said. Gadkari also lashed out at the opposition party for the abuse it had meted out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its poll campaign and said he had a list of 56 such abuses. “The Congress deliberately wants to ensure that performance and work do not become poll issues. That is why they have done two things. “One, fear is their biggest capital. Create fear in the minds of Dalits, minorities, SCs and STs. Two, ensure that a discussion on the work done in five years, which had not happened in 50 years, does not take place. If the discussion revolves around development, then they know they will be in trouble,” he said. Under the Modi government, the social sector had benefitted immensely, Gadkari said, while talking about opening of bank accounts, roads, water and electricity. “Last time during the Kumbh, the prime minister of Mauritius could not go for a bath in the Ganga…. This time, 20 crore people visited the Kumbh and took bath in the river. For the first time, the Ganga was pure and clean. “We did what we promised. We made the waterways and that is why (Congress leader) Priyanka (Gandhi Vadra) could travel from Prayagraj to Varanasi on a boat while abusing us continuously. I want to ask her, had we not made the waterway, how would she have done that? She could drink the water thrice because we have cleaned the Ganga water. Or else, she would have also had to leave like the Mauritius PM,” the Union minister for road transport and highways said. He said it was unfortunate that those who had promoted the accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, those who had failed to give justice to the victims were now talking about “Nyay”. “The politics of performance and development is our biggest asset. Our schemes have reached every nook and cranny of this country and that is how we want to fight the election. The lowering of the standard of the discourse during this election has been noticed by the people of this country. We will form a BJP-led NDA government with a record mandate,” Gadkari said.last_img read more

OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) returns his second interception of the day during the second half of Buckeyes’ season opener on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorListed as a starting safety for Ohio State on Saturday and donning a scarlet No. 24 jersey, redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker made his first impression in front of a crowd of 107,193 in Ohio Stadium.OSU coach Urban Meyer called him a “freakish” athlete, which showed on Saturday, midway through the first half.Hooker sprinted over to the opposing team’s sideline with redshirt freshman Damon Arnette defending Bowling Green senior wide receiver Ronnie Moore. Hooker jumped off of one foot, tipped the ball with his right hand and came down with the interception — which was one of the highlights of the first weekend of college football.Hooker displayed his “ball hawk” mentality again when he snatched his second interception of the day.But Hooker’s path to the centerfold of Meyer’s secondary was an unorthodox one filled with adversity, and he has his mom to thank for that.Hooker was a basketball star at New Castle High School in Pennsylvania where he was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fabulous Five basketball team in 2012-2013. Hooker’s team was 54-2 combined in his sophomore and junior seasons in high school.He was a rising high school prospect sought by Division I schools, but when he entered his junior year, he returned to the game of football — one he had not played since suffering a shoulder injury in seventh grade.Hooker’s talent on the hardwood translated almost immediately to the gridiron as he was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 26 athlete overall by 247Sports. Meyer said when he was recruiting him, Hooker scored 35 points in a basketball game his junior season.When Hooker arrived on campus in 2014, he had to take a redshirt and sit out a year. At the time, it wasn’t a situation Hooker was familiar with.“There were a couple times where I thought this wasn’t for me.” Hooker said. “I just started doubting myself because I felt like I didn’t fit in.”Hooker said he had several talks with his mom, Angela Dennis, while he was going through his redshirt season.“I don’t know what you’re going to do, but you’re not coming home,” Hooker said Dennis told him.Although Hooker said he was just blowing smoke at the time, in hindsight, he’s thankful for his mother’s advice.“My mom, she’s like my everything. Growing up, that’s all I had,” he said. “I learned a lot from my mom. Being a single parent, she taught me that no matter what you’re going through, just fight through what you’re doing, because there is going to be adversity.”Meyer estimates that between 95 and 99 percent of freshmen in college football experience what Hooker went through when redshirting. He said that Dennis is someone he should thank for encouraging Hooker to stay with the Buckeyes.Now, Meyer is reaping the rewards.Hooker said he gained his confidence when he saw results in the weight room. He said he began to see his body transform into the role he was expected to fill. He said he studied more film, learned the playbook and earned the trust of his teammates and his coaching staff.Hooker’s performance against the Falcons might have been the peak of a grind that started with doubt and culminated with his first two interceptions for the Scarlet and Gray.“I feel like my redshirt year definitely helped me fit into the environment more,” he said. “It definitely helped me bulk my body up and play out there with the Big Ten conference.”Hooker believes that a redshirt year can be taken one of two ways. The player can take it and get frustrated, or he can put the work into fine-tuning his game and benefit from a full year of development.Hooker will be asked to do more on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the ‘Shoe against a prolific passing team in Tulsa. However, Meyer believes in Hooker’s basketball and athletic background to lead the OSU defense.“He can do whatever he trains to do. He’s talented. He’s fast. He has great ball skills,” Meyer said following the team’s 77-10 victory over Bowling Green. “His commitment to our program now is over the top.” read more