Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Phillipa Soo’s Next Eliza Hamilton ProjectHamilton’s Phillipa Soo is non-stop! The 2016 Tony nominee and future Amélie, who as we all know by now originated the role of Eliza in the Tony-winning tuner, will contribute a foreword to a new children’s picture book biography about her. “I have lived and breathed Eliza’s story for the past two years,” said Soo in a statement. “I could not be more thrilled to be included in her narrative for young readers.” Margaret McNamara’s Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton will be published in 2017 by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.Juliet Stevenson & Lia Williams Switch It UpTwo queens. One in power. One in prison. It’s all in the execution. Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply) and Tony nominee Lia Williams (Skylight) will trade the central roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin, in Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart at London’s prestigious Almeida Theatre. Adapted and directed by Robert Icke, the production is scheduled to play a limited engagement December 2 through January 21, 2017. Opening night is set for December 9.Emma Watson’s Cursed Child VisitEmma Watson went to see the West End’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, starring Noma Dumezweni as Hermione, and what she had to say about it was everything. “Some things about the play were, I think, possibly even more beautiful than the films,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “Meeting Noma and seeing her on stage was like meeting my older self and have her tell me everything was going to be alright, which as you can imagine was immensely comforting (and emotional)! The cast and crew welcomed me like I was family and Noma was everything I could ever hope she would be.” The play is currently in previews at the Palace Theatre, with the opening gala scheduled for July 30. If you fear you won’t be seeing the show anytime soon, the official script will be published on July 31. #KeepTheSecrets View Comments Phillipa Soo(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Phillipa Soo Star Files
Apple iPhone XR (Rs. 39,999)iPhone XR is still selling at a discounted price during Flipkart’s Big Diwali 2020 sale today. Even though it’s not as low as the previous festive season sale, you can still make use of the bundled exchange and payment offers to get it at a decent price. iPhone XR 64GB is currently down to Rs. 39,999 (MRP Rs. 52,500) on Flipkart. An exchange offer can fetch you another instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,360. Paying with an Axis Bank card will sweeten the deal further by 10 percent.Buy now for: Rs. 39,999 (MRP Rs. 52,500)iPhone SE (Rs. 32,999)If you missed the last Flipkart sale, Apple’s iPhone SE 64GB is again down to Rs. 32,999 (MRP Rs. 42,500). This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the iPhone SE 2020 since it launched in India. Axis Bank credit card customers can avail a further discount worth up to Rs. 3,000 on this purchase (includes extra Rs. 1,500 discount on transactions above Rs. 30,000). It seems like a great deal if you were on the fence all this while.- Advertisement – Flipkart Big Diwali 2020 sale is ending at midnight tonight. The Walmart-owned company’s Diwali special sale kicked off last week with hundreds of deals and bundled offers on popular smartphones, laptops, headphones, and other electronics. In case you missed it, you still have a little less than 12 hours to do all your last-minute Diwali 2020 shopping for electronics. We’ve handpicked the best deals and offers available on the last day of Flipkart’s Big Diwali 2020 sale.Flipkart Big Diwali sale 2020 – Best deals on smartphones today- Advertisement – Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Rs. 59,999) Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is still selling at its Big Billion Days sale prices. You can grab one for as low as Rs. 59,999 during the Big Diwali sale 2020 on Flipkart this week. You can also avail a no-cost EMI option, and the bundled exchange offer to further lower the effective price. Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a massive 6.8-inch Super AMOLED display, and a quad rear camera setup.Buy now for Rs. 59,999 (MRP Rs. 85,000)iPhone 11 Pro (Rs. 79,999)iPhone 11 Pro is currently selling at Rs. 79,999 (MRP Rs. 1,06,600) during Flipkart’s Big Diwali 2020 sale. You can also avail another instant discount worth up to Rs. 3,000 when you pay using an Axis Bank credit card. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the iPhone 11 Pro during the festive sale season this year.Buy now for: Rs. 79,999 (MRP Rs. 1,06,600))Poco M2 Pro (Rs. 12,999)Poco M2 Pro is available at Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999) during the Big Diwali sale on Flipkart right now. That’s around Rs. 2,000 lower than its usual selling price online. With the bundled exchange offer, you can knock off another Rs. 12,450 (maximum) from the discounted price. Poco M2 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display and a 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, supported by 6GB of RAM.Buy now for: Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999)Moto G9 (Rs. 9,999)Moto G9 is still down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the Big Diwali sale on Flipkart. The phone comes with a large 5,000mAh battery and a 48-megapixel triple rear camera setup. Moto G9 is powered by Snapdragon 662, supported by 4GB of RAM. If you’re eyeing a new budget phone with stock Android, the Moto G9 seems like a pretty decent choice at this price.Buy now for: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999)Flipkart Big Diwali sale – Best offers on electronics on last dayApple AirPods Pro (Rs. 17,999)Apple’s premium AirPods Pro TWS earphones with active noise cancellation are down to Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 24,900). This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the AirPods Pro this year. Combine it with the Axis Bank cards payment offer, and you’ll end up with a great overall deal.Buy now for: Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 24,900)JBL Moviebar 80 soundbar (Rs. 6,999)If you got yourself a big-screen TV this festive season, and are worried about the awful sound experience, get the JBL Moviebar 80 soundbar as an affordable add-on to your setup. The soundbar is currently down to Rs. 6,999 (MRP Rs. 13,999) on Flipkart’s Big Diwali sale 2020.Buy now for: Rs. 6,999 (MRP Rs. 13,999)Avita Liber 14-inch laptop (Rs. 62,990)If you’re eyeing a powerful yet inexpensive laptop with no preference for a particular brand, the Avita Liber 14-inch laptop could the one for you. The laptop is currently selling at a discounted price of Rs. 62,990 (MRP Rs. 83,390) during Flipkart’s Big Diwali sale 2020. It is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor, supported by 16GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB SSD, and runs Windows 10 Home out-of-the-box. You can swap your old laptop and get up to RS. 15,650 as an additional instant discount.Buy now for: Rs. 62,990 (MRP Rs. 83,390)Philips 70-inch 4K smart LED TV (Rs. 69,999)Flipkart Big Diwali sale 2020 is offering the Philips 70-inch 4K smart LED TV at a discounted price of Rs. 69,999 (MRP Rs. 1,99,990) for a limited period. You can swap your old TV, and get up to Rs. 11,000 off as an additional instant discount. The TV comes with three HDMI ports, two USB ports, and is a 2019 model.Buy now for: Rs. 69,999 (MRP Rs. 1,99,990)HP Pavilion x360 14-inch laptop (Rs. 52,490)If a 2-in-1 can make working and learning from home better for you, the HP Pavilion x360 14-inch laptop is going at Rs. 52,490 (MRP Rs. 63,179) during Flipkart’s Big Diwali sale this week. The laptop is powered by Intel’s 10th generation Core i3 CPU, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 512GB SSD, and runs Windows 10 Home out-of-the-box. HP is also bundling MS Office with the laptop.Buy now for: Rs. 52,490 (MRP Rs. 63,179)MSI GF63 15.6-inch gaming laptop (Rs.66,990)For those eyeing a gaming laptop, the MSI GF63 is down to Rs. 66,990 (MRP Rs. 1,04,990) on Flipkart during the Big Diwali sale this week. The laptop comes with a big 15.6-inch display and is powered by the 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 512GB SSD, and runs Windows 10 Home. For graphics, there’s Nvidia’s GeForce GTZ 1650 Max-Q graphics card, supported by 4GB of video RAM.Buy now for: Rs. 66,990 (MRP Rs. 1,04,990)Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. Buy now for: Rs. 32,999 (MRP Rs. 42,500)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Rs. 49,999) Another great deal that’s still available during the Flipkart Big Diwali sale 2020 today is the discount on Samsung’s Galaxy S20+. The phone is again selling at Rs. 49,999 (MRP Rs. 83,000) during Flipkart’s third round of festive season sales. The Walmart-owned company is also running a bundled exchange offer with up to Rs. 14,850 as an additional discount.Buy now for: Rs. 49,999 (MRP Rs. 83,000)- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Memorial contributions can be directed to the St. Nicholas Heritage Project for their new school or for Masses. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Clifford Kamphaus. Those surviving who will cherish Cliff’s memory include his wife of 64 years, Nancy; children, Jim (Nancy Bennett), Karen, Tom (Marea Trabel), Jerry (Connie Lorenz), Susan (Chris) Murray, and Amy (Kevin) Fox; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Kamphaus, sister Joan Ash, and granddaughter, Jenna. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9 until 11 a.m. with Rosary beginning at 9 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.Fr. Shaun Whittington will officiate A Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Clifford will be laid to rest in the church cemetery with full military honors. Clifford G. Kamphaus, Jr., of Sunman was born on October, 4 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio a son to Clifford G. and Anna T. (Kues) Kamphaus, Sr. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Cliff then married Nancy (Long) on May 8, 1954 in Cincinnati and together they raised six children. He worked as a power supervisor at CG & E for over 30 years. Cliff was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Sunman Fish & Game and the Batesville Eagles. He loved fishing, playing cards and riding his gator. On Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 85, Clifford passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Despite fears that the economic downturn would affect this semester’s Greek recruitment numbers, representatives from the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council said membership growth for the fall semester remained steady.“This summer we were looking at the numbers at other universities and [when] we saw drops anywhere we were terrified, but our numbers were fairly strong,” said Blessing Waung, Panhellenic president.IFC said it had 1,020 men participate in fall rush and offered a total of 468 bids, representing a slight jump from the 438 of the previous year.This fall also marked the first time IFC was able to keep track of all men who rushed a fraternity by using a newly created online database system.“This is the first time we’ve had substantive data. In the past it wasn’t tracked with this kind of precision,” IFC President Nick Hamada said.Additionally, instead of closing the rush process Sunday after bid night, as in previous years, IFC ruled that interested fraternities could use this week as a secondary bid period, during which they can extend bids to men who may not have received one during the original bid process. Hamada said he hoped this would give chapters the chance to retain potential pledges.Panhellenic rushed 842 women, demonstrating a registration rate consistent with the numbers from last year, but only accepted a class of 539 bids, a 7 percent decrease compared with 579 from last fall.Waung said she attributed the decrease in recruitment to the various financial troubles students are experiencing.“We at Panhellenic have to adapt to the economy in the same ways as other organizations,” Waung said.Although sorority recruitment numbers were down, Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment Hilary Veit said this decrease was marginal compared to other universities, where chapters are losing hundreds of potential new members.As part of their efforts to deal with the economic downturn, Waung said Panhellenic focused on being more upfront about sorority dues and stressing long-term financial benefits, such as living in their chapter’s house.Christina Pushaw, a sophomore majoring in history who dropped out of rush, said finances were a consideration in her decision, as she would have to pay her own dues.“I really would have to feel totally sure about joining a house before I spent my own money on it,” she said. “Whereas if my parents were paying for it, it might be a different story.”Kelly Williams, a sophomore majoring in print journalism who also dropped out of rush, said she thought most prospective pledges would have known about the finances beforehand.“I don’t feel like any girl is going to join a sorority and not know that there are dues. Everyone is well aware going in to it that there is a financial commitment as well as a time commitment,” she said.Still, some girls think joining a sorority is worth it, despite the cost.Hailey Andrews, a transfer student and sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism, said when she discussed college with her parents she first decided to save money to pay for sorority recruitment and dues.“My parents always told me they’d help pay for college, but I had to pay for dues if I wanted to join a sorority,” Andrews said. “I think knowing I did it on my own makes it even more fulfilling.”Panhellenic is planning to work with individual chapters to provide scholarships if students interested in joining a sorority are seriously concerned about paying for the dues.“We’re trying to save money in our budget wherever possible to have some sort of surplus to allocate for scholarships,” Veit said.Waung noted one of her goals for the semester is to establish a yearly Panhellenic scholarship in memory of Adrianna Bachan, the freshman from the Pi Beta Phi sorority who was killed in a hit-and-run last spring.
There is no let up to the cold snap as Met Éireann has issued a new nationwide snow-ice warning as more wintry showers are forecast for tomorrow night.Scattered snow showers are expected tomorrow night and into Friday morning, with accumulations of less than 3cm possible.They warn of slippery paths and roads due to the accumulation of ice on untreated surfaces. The warning comes into effect tomorrow evening at 9pm, and will remain in place until 12 noon on Friday.The regional forecast suggests that tomorrow will be mostly mild with the risk of thundery showers before temperatures dip in the evening.“Some of the showers in the west will turn heavy and possibly thundery during the afternoon and evening. Highs of 5 to 8 Celsius in light to moderate southwest breezes, which will increase fresh to strong near the west coast,” Met Éireann says.The heavy snowfall across Donegal last night rendered the roads treacherous, with emergency services attended the scene of an accident N13 road at Drumkeen on the Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road. There were several reports of cars slipping off roads across the county, with a Letterkenny motorist colliding with a stop sign yesterday evening and a Toyota Avensis sliding into a ditch on the road between Fintown and Meenaroy this morning. A car slipped into a ditch on the road between Fintown and Meenaroy in the early hours of this morning. Picture by Tomo Pattison.Picture by Tomo Pattison.Gardaí are asking road users to exercise caution and to keep up to date with weather alerts and traffic conditions during the cold snap.They urge motorists to reduce their speed and increase braking distances, use dipped headlights at all times, give extra space to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.Gardaí also advise cyclists and motorcyclists to consider alternative transport where necessary and ask pedestrians to walk on the right hand side of the road facing traffic if there are no footpaths.You can keep up to date on gritting information by following Donegal County Council on Twitter @RoadsDCC or @DonegalCouncil or on their Donegal County Council Facebook page.Caution urged as further snow-ice warning issued was last modified: February 9th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Met Eireannsnow ice warningweather
Go back to the e-newsletterCelebrity Cruises has just announced its latest modern luxury experiential offering: the addition of Xcelerate – cutting-edge, high-speed internet capability – across its entire fleet. Xcelerate will make it easier for guests to stay connected while on holiday, with higher-speed internet at sea that will allow for faster web browsing, accelerated page loads, and more dependable video streaming capabilities.Xcelerate provides the type of Wi-Fi access that modern luxury travellers have come to expect. With the improved capability, guests on Celebrity’s ships now will be able to access, with ease, some of their favourite technology for staying connected, such as Facebook, FaceTime, Skype, YouTube, Netflix and more, with ease.“Xcelerate is going to give our digitally connected guests a new opportunity to share their amazing travel experiences with the world in real time, whether docked in Europe’s sought-after ports-of-call or gliding through the ocean on all of our large ships, anywhere in the world,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises CEO and President. “We know that this is what our guests expect – it’s what we expect when we travel, too – and we are thrilled to be answering that expectation with Xcelerate, which offers some of the fastest access at sea.”Xcelerate is available on Celebrity Reflection, and soon will roll out to the remainder of the premium cruise line’s large ships. (Celebrity Xpedition, the 100-guest ship sailing year-round in the Galápagos Islands, is not scheduled to receive Xcelerate.)Xcelerate is yet another incentive for travellers to take advantage of Celebrity’s signature ‘Go Big, Go Better, Go Best!‘ offer, which includes the opportunity to enjoy free unlimited streaming internet onboard. Guests who book an oceanview or higher stateroom and ‘Go Big’ can enjoy a free perk from the choice of Classic Beverage Packages, unlimited internet packages, gratuities or US$150 (per first two passengers) to spend onboard. Passengers can even choose to upgrade and ‘Go Better’ to get their choice of two perks, or ‘Go Best’ and get all four perks, plus a Premium beverage package upgrade. Most of Celebrity’s 2017-18 sailings are eligible for ‘Go Big, Go Better, Go Best!’.New bookings in Oceanview staterooms and above made by 1 May 2016 will also receive a free upgrade from Celebrity’s standard Go Big price tier (that makes you eligible for one complimentary onboard extra) to the superior Go Better package that gives guests a choice of two complimentary extras on their cruise. New Suite Class bookings will receive all four extras for free.Celebrity offers numerous Xcelerate packages, all of which can be pre-booked before departure or purchased onboard for the same rate. Xcelerate’s streaming features are well-suited to the unlimited package, which starts at US$140 per person for five to nine days and US$199 per person for 10 plus days.Go back to the e-newsletter