Idina Menzel, Mark Ballas & Leona Lewis Stop the Show on DWTS

first_img Mark Ballas Star Files Dancing with the Stars was all about Broadway on its November 7 Showstoppers telecast. Tony winner Idina Menzel was a guest judge and also performed “Queen of Swords” from her album idina. Also on tap was two-time champion Mark Ballas—the Broadway.com vlogger and Jersey Boys headliner returned to the show to sing “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” while Derek Hough and Marilu Henner did the samba. Other notable moments included recent Grizabella, Leona Lewis, singing Cats’ “Memory” for a waltzing Lindsay Arnold and Calvin Johnson. Check out the videos below. Idina Menzel View Commentslast_img

College of St Joseph receives energy grant for $122,000

first_imgSource: Communications Coordinator at the College of St Joseph 6.29.2010 College of St Joseph in Rutland, VT, has received a grant of $122,749 from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund for upgrades to the college’s residence halls, specifically to install Sto Exterior insulation in the college’s two dorm buildings. The funds from this grant come from monies received by Vermont from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and are distributed by CEDF.The college will combine the CEDF grant with funding formerly received from the Department of Energy through the work of Congressman Peter Welch to rehabilitate the exteriors of both Roncalli and Medaille residence halls. Both halls will have four inches of foam insulation and a stucco surface applied to their exteriors that will address several major issues, including energy efficiency and the need for ongoing exterior maintenance. By the end of the summer, the construction in both halls should be complete.In addition to this major overhaul of the exteriors of both buildings, all of the carpeting in both halls will be removed and replaced with laminate flooring. The college’s maintenance crew will also be doing some rehab work in the bathrooms in each suite.When residents return in the fall, they will find two very different housing facilities. The halls will have a new look outside and in, more stable interior temperature, limited to no interior moisture problems, and brighter and cleaner interiors.last_img read more

Min-imal fuss for Supreme favourite at Punchestown

first_img Well backed for the Cheltenham Festival opener before he had even set foot on a racecourse for Mullins, he had impressed at this track last month. Stepped up in class to Grade Two company, he was following the successful footsteps of stablemates Vautour and Douvan, who also took this race before glory at the Festival in March. Willie Mullins’ hotpot Min strengthened his grip on the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle with an effortless win in the Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. For the first couple of furlongs, Ruby Walsh tracked Tongie but soon sent the 1-7 favourite into a lead which he was never to relinquish. Attribution tried to make a race of it turning into the straight, but Walsh pressed the button approaching the last and shot clear to win by nine and a half lengths. While the race lacked any strength in depth, it was hard not to be taken with his performance and not surprisingly the bookmakers took evasive action for Cheltenham, with Betfred going 7-4 for the Supreme. Walsh said: “I didn’t have much of a say in that, he took a fair grip and was pinging his hurdles so I couldn’t pull him back. “I slowed it up running to the second-last, hoping to get a breath into him but they were on my tail pretty quickly so I had to go again. But he quickened up really impressively and won comfortably. “He’s learning as he goes, but you never want to get left behind at Cheltenham anyway as you’ll never get back into the race. “I think he’s like Vautour and Douvan, raw and immature, but he’s doing his talking on the track.” Mullins said: “You could not ask for any more, and he’s living up to all the chat about him. He does his best work at home on better ground, so to do that on this ground is a big plus. “I don’t know if he will run again before Cheltenham, probably not. He’s a very easy ride at home, but he seems to grow horns or wings on the race track. He took a hard hold today. “I was very impressed that he could pull so hard early on, then Ruby gave him a breather and when the other two came to him I said ‘we’ll see what’s in the tank now’. But he just eased right away.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more