Timberlake is Hasty’s man

first_imgThe Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University has chosen Justin Timberlake as its 2010 Man of the Year.Timberlake is a pop-R&B singer, songwriter, actor, and producer who is widely considered one of pop culture’s most influential entertainers. He came to fame as a member of the pop group ’N Sync, and followed that with a successful solo career. He has gone on to win six Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards.The award festivities will take place on Feb. 5. The producers of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Kelly Conley ’11 and Steve Rola ’11, will roast the honoree and present him with a Pudding Pot at 8 p.m. in the New College Theatre, prior to the opening night performance of the Hasty Pudding’s 162nd production, “Commie Dearest.” A press conference will be held immediately after the roast at 8:30 p.m.Actress Anne Hathaway already was announced as recipient of the 2010 Woman of the Year award.The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented annually to performers who have made an impressive contribution to entertainment. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963. Past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, and, last year, James Franco. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year award has been granted to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most recently, Renée Zellweger.After going solo, Timberlake in 2002 released his debut album, “Justified,” which has sold more than 8 million copies. His second solo album, “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” was released in 2006 and produced four number one singles, including “SexyBack,” “My Love,” “What Goes Around …/… Comes Around,” and “Summer Love.” He is the first artist in Nielsen Top 40 history to chart four No. 1 hits from one album. He was the chief songwriter and producer on both albums, which have sold more than 17 million copies. He also has written and produced songs for such artists as Madonna, Reba McEntire, the Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, and 50 Cent.Timberlake also embarked on a successful career in film and television as an actor and producer. In 2007, he received rave reviews for his performance in Universal’s crime drama “Alpha Dog.” He has also starred in “Black Snake Moan,” “Southland Tales,” “The Love Guru,” and “The Open Road,” and has lent his voice to DreamWorks’ “Shrek the Third.” A two-time host of “Saturday Night Live,” he won the Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009, while his sketches have become viral video sensations, including the Emmy Award-winning “D*ck in a Box.” Upcoming work includes the David Fincher-directed and Aaron Sorkin-penned “The Social Network,” set at Harvard University, “Shrek Forever After,” and “Yogi Bear.”To purchase tickets to “Commie Dearest,” contact the New College Theatre box office at 617.495.5205. The show opens on Feb. 5 and continues in Cambridge until March 15. The show runs Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. The company then travels to New York to perform at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on March 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. The tour continues to the Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda for performances on March 18–20 at 8 p.m.For more information about the events, please contact the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ press manager, D.J. Smolinsky ’11. He can be reached at 516.729.7858 or by e-mail at press@hastypudding.org.last_img read more

University, police, students react to arrests

first_imgThe second major police raid last weekend resulted in a broken-down door, landed a police officer in the hospital and brought the total number of alcohol-related arrests since students returned to school to nearly 60. The incident, in which students reportedly refused to open the door and one person punched and kicked an officer while resisting arrest, sent 35 people to jail. The recent trend to arrest — rather than cite — students for underage drinking has caught the attention of both students and the University. University spokesman Dennis Brown said the administration is working to address the issue. “We clearly don’t condone underage drinking or gatherings that infringe on the rights of others,” Brown said. “At the same time, the welfare of our students is our highest priority. “We have concerns about the handling of some recent incidents that we are actively addressing through appropriate channels.” Indiana State Excise Police busted a party on Turtle Creek Drive Sunday morning and arrested 32 people for minor consuming alcohol, one person for public intoxication and one person for furnishing alcohol to minors. One person was also arrested for resisting law enforcement, battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct and minor consuming alcohol. Tim Cleveland, excise police commander for the district, said many of those arrested were Notre Dame students, but he could not confirm that all were students. The excise police were in the area of the party because South Bend police asked them to check a location of another party. When officers arrived, the party they had been called for was not occurring, but they discovered the party on Turtle Creek Drive, Cleveland said. “They stumbled across the one at Turtle Creek,” he said. Meanwhile, South Bend police received a call for trespassing at the same party. “There were individuals who were climbing the fence to gain access to the pool, which was closed,” Cleveland said. South Bend and excise police officers were denied access to the apartment and waited for two hours to obtain a search warrant. Once the warrant was obtained, the residents continued to deny officers entry and South Bend police broke down the door. Cleveland said officers decided to arrest rather than issue citations for underage drinking because of the resistance they encountered. “They still didn’t open the door even though they knew we had a search warrant,” he said. “Then when we did gain access into the residence, people were hiding in closets and everywhere else that they could find.” A police officer was injured when one person resisted arrest. He spent most of Sunday at South Bend Memorial Hospital. “He was punched, he was kicked and he did some damage to his knee,” Cleveland said. Cleveland encouraged students to cooperate if they encounter law enforcement officials. While underage drinking is an arrest-able offense, officers are less likely to incarcerate with cooperation, he said. “It’s a higher likelihood that you’ll be incarcerated if you try to hide and attempt to destroy evidence and fail to cooperate,” Cleveland said. “It is not our policy to incarcerate everybody that we encounter that is consuming alcohol underage.” The recent influx in arrests for underage drinking has many students on edge. Junior Sarah Beringer said “a ton of people are talking about it.” “A lot of people are more scared,” she said. “And some are really pissed off.” Junior Nick Grasberger said he has noticed a large increase in incidents. “This year, so many more people have been arrested as opposed to just written up,” he said. “This year is unprecedented to the point where you don’t really feel safe anywhere.” The large number of arrests has driven students to change their habits when it comes to weekend activities. For Beringer, it means staying sober when venturing off campus. For Grasberger, who lives in St. Edward’s Hall, it sometimes means not going off campus at all. “We’ve had a couple parties in St. Ed’s as opposed to just going straight off campus,” he said. “Then when I have gone off campus, I haven’t stayed anywhere too long.” Grasberger said the arrests are especially notable because there may be other crimes occurring in the area that could have more of an impact. “The South Bend police are not focusing on the things that are important for law enforcement. When you’re out busting parties to get money at the expense of preventing actual crime in a town where crime is a real issue, then that’s a problem,” he said. “The priorities of legal authorities have to be elsewhere.”last_img read more

UK regulators boost senior oversight teams

first_imgAt TPR, Hill will be tasked with ensuring that the regulator’s new “clearer, quicker and tougher” regulatory approach works effectively across the industry, as well as taking the lead on improving its use of data to monitor emerging risks.TPR chairman Mark Boyle said: “I am extremely pleased Jo has been appointed to this key role at TPR. Under our TPR Future programme, we have made great strides in developing and implementing a new, more proactive culture and approach to regulation and I am confident Jo will ensure our clearer, quicker and tougher strategy continues to have an impact.“The effective use of data in the early detection and mitigation of risks is crucial and through her wealth of experience and knowledge in this area, Jo will help maximise our effectiveness as we strive to make workplace pensions work for savers.”The appointment comes as TPR’s chief executive, Lesley Titcomb, prepares to step down in February after a four-year tenure.Separately, the FCA has named Sheldon Mills as its new director of competition, joining from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) where he is a senior director for mergers and state aid.Mills has worked at the CMA – previously the Office of Fair Trading – since 2010, overseeing the regulator’s approach to UK company mergers since 2014. Before joining the CMA he worked at London law firms including SJ Berwin, Jones Day and K&L Gates.He will join the FCA in November and will be responsible for promoting competition “in consumers’ interest”, the regulator said, as well as overseeing its activities to “enforce prohibitions on anti-competitive behaviour” within financial services. The UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) has hired an executive director of strategy and risk as it prepares to take on new powers granted by government.Jo Hill will join the regulator’s team in November from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial services watchdog.Hill is currently the FCA’s director of market intelligence, data and analysis. She has worked at the FCA since 2009 in a number of roles, including head of data and analysis and head of corporate strategy.She has also worked for the FCA’s predecessor, the Financial Services Authority.last_img read more

United fans and rivals rally round stricken Ferguson

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, who is on the verge of leading the Turin giants to a seventh successive Serie A crown, said: “Stay strong Alex Ferguson.”Stay Strong Alex Ferguson!!!— Massimiliano Allegri (@OfficialAllegri) May 5, 2018 News of Ferguson’s condition also had an impact beyond the world of football.Top American baseball side the Chicago White Sox posted a heartfelt message on their Twitter page weeks after one of their players, Danny Farquhar, recently suffered a brain haemorrhage while sitting in the team dugout.“The #WhiteSox stand with the @ManUtd community in sending our positive thoughts to Sir Alex Ferguson,” said the message on @whitesox.“Having been recently impacted by a brain hemorrhage in our own family, we know the dramatic impact it causes, and the strength that can be drawn from those who care.” Sir Alex FergusonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Messages of support continued to pour in as legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson fought for his life on Sunday following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of Manchester United, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice.It is a measure of the Scot’s success on the pitch, and his stature off it that tributes poured in from around the world of sport, and beyond, to wish the 76-year-old a speedy recovery after he underwent surgery on Saturday.“Everyone at AC Milan wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery,” said a statement by the seven-time European champions on their official Twitter page early Sunday morning. Ferguson, who retired from management five years ago, appeared in good health when presenting a commemorative vase to old rival Arsene Wenger, who is stepping down as Arsenal manager, at United’s Old Trafford ground last week.But on Saturday an ambulance was called to the Scot’s home in Cheadle, near Manchester, at 9:00 am (0800 GMT).Concerns for Ferguson’s health mounted when it was announced his son, Darren, the manager of English third-tier club Doncaster, would miss his side’s match against Wigan because of “family reasons”.News of Ferguson’s operation was made public by United in a statement that appeared to be cautiously optimistic about his prospects for recovery.“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” the statement said on Saturday.“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.“We will keep Sir Alex and his loved ones in our thoughts during this time, and we are united in our wish to see him make a comfortable, speedy recovery.” Pending updates on Ferguson’s condition on Sunday, messages of support from all walks of life poured in.“I wish Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy and full recovery,” said British Labour MP John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor.“A brilliant manager and a good man, who won the respect of all of us football supporters worldwide.”Wenger, who spent many years as Ferguson’s main managerial rival in England’s Premier League, offered his support to the Scot in a short statement to the Daily Mail on Sunday.“I am concerned and I’m thinking about him and his family,” said the Frenchman.“I trust his strength and his strong character will get him well very quickly.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

“Water of Love” to flow at Saint Martin’s annual Lu’au

first_imgLACEY, Wash. –   The beauty and richness of Hawaiian culture will fill Marcus Pavilion this Saturday, April 6, at Saint Martin’s annual, student-planned Lu’au, hosted on the University’s Lacey campus.Sponsored by the Saint Martin’s University Hui `O Hawai`i Club, the celebration features an authentic lu’au feast, musical performances and entertainment from several South Seas cultures. Much anticipated in the South Sound, the Lu’au is a popular tradition for the Saint Martin’s community and a destination event for hundreds of area residents.This year’s Lu’au theme is “Wai ‘O Pilialoha,” or, “Water of Love,” according to Saint Martin’s student Christina Atonio, president of Hui `O Hawai`i. “It is a simple theme – it’s about how love flows as easily as water,” she explains.“The annual Lu’au is important because it brings together not only the University students, faculty and staff but members of our surrounding community as well,” says Atonio. “Families and friends come from all over to join in on one of the biggest events on campus, and that is a beautiful thing!”Vocalists and musicians will entertain guests during the Lu’au dinner, with scheduled performances by: Raven Atonio; Taylor Yoro and Darold Yoro; Dan Caviness; Tracy Lentz, and Teilissa Tua. Colorful, choreographed student performances will follow the dinner. The Keiki Booth will serve as the headquarters for a variety of children’s activities, including the crafting of flower necklaces. In addition, a Country Store will offer local Hawaiian items, such as jewelry and autographed CDs, for sale. A raffle booth will be stocked with prizes donated by Washington- and Hawaii-based businesses.Doors will open April 6 at 5 p.m., and the Lu’au dinner will be served at approximately 6:15 p.m. Performances will follow at about 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the dinner and the show, $10 with a Saint Martin’s ID. “Show-only” tickets (no food included; tickets purchased at the door) are $5. Children 5 years old and under attend for free. Those wishing to reserve a table must purchase eight tickets.This event sells out each year, attracting about 650 attendees. For tickets or for more information, please email huiohawaii@stmartin.edu. Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img