Sutton Foster Talks Younger & Gilmore Girls

first_img View Comments Season two of Younger wraps up on March 23, but before we find out what happens to Liza and the gang, Sutton Foster has a message for her newer fans: She can sing. She can sing pretty well, in fact! While visiting Late Night, the two-time Tony winner explained to Seth Meyers that following her TV Land fame, several people have come up to her or commented on social media that they didn’t know she could sing, or that she should try doing theater. Sutton Foster on Broadway? Imagine that! She also discussed her upcoming project: the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. “I might have cried a little bit,” Foster said about getting to visit and work in the fictional Stars Hollow. Watch these tidbits, plus why Grease was almost decidedly not the word or her and her brother (spoiler: incest), below. Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

AFN Board Members Reject Guasau’s ‘Emergency’ Congress

first_imgGeorge explained that the earlier notice issued on November 5,2019 has been withdrawn and a notice of postponement issued by the Scribe of AFN, Prince Adisa Beyioku, on Friday November 22,2019 is the only notice that has emanated from the secretariat of the federation since that date.He said the notice was withdrawn after it was discovered that the November 5 notice is 29 days instead of the 60 stipulated by the constitution of the federation.”The federation’s constitution states in 6.1.4 thus:The convening to the Congress shall be sent to the Secretariat of each member association by the AFN head office at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the Congress”. What this means is that any meeting that holds in the name of a congress and decisions or resolutions taken thereof are null,void and of no effect,’explains George who also revealed another anomally contained in the earlier notice of meeting issued on November 5th, 2019.“The notice of congress sent out on November 5 did not contain any agenda which will also render whatever decision taken illegal.World Athletics’ constitution states clearly why an agenda is compulsory and why it must accompany notice of meeting sent.We are not operating in a banana republic,” he added.George is surprised the federation’s president,Engr Ibrahim Gusau who was once a member of the House of Representatives,one of the two highest law making organs of the country could be feigning ignorance of the constitution he unilaterally wrote.“We are still having issues with the constitution he foisted on us which will be addressed at a later date and president Gusau cannot be running the AFN as if it is a private estate.We appeal to all 36 state chairmen and that of the Federal Capital Territory not to embark on any fruitless journey to Awka.The Congress is illegal and it has been postponed,” he pointed out.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Acting president of the AFN, Olamide George Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Vice-President,Honourable Olamide George has said that the Federation’s Annual General Congress (AGM) scheduled to hold on Wednesday December 4,2019 in Awka, Anambra State is illegal and remains postponed.George insisted that the less than one month notice given for the Congress runs contrary to the letters of the AFN constitution which stipulates a 60-day notice for the convening of an AGM or Assembly.He also reiterates that only the Secretary General of the federation is empowered to issue notice of meeting upon clearance from the board and the president and that any other notice outside that renders the meeting illegal.last_img read more

The tale of timeless Wasim Jaffer

first_imgAdvertisement assNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbem83vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5m4yWould you ever consider trying this?😱3irlfp68Can your students do this? 🌚f14Roller skating! 1jzSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morec3gzu4Body tricks that only special people can do pt-1neorlHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies2lnjzaA visualization of how Karma works vr1kiidPowered by Firework Former India opener and domestic cricket stalwart Wasim Jaffer talks about cricket, IPL and more in an exclusive interview with Sports India ShowAdvertisement Considered by many as one of the finest batsmen ever to play for Mumbai and India, Wasim Jaffer is an uncomplicated fellow, much like his batting technique.Jaffer’s name is taken in the same breath as Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara by the purists’ of the game. His ability to bat for long hours, in addition to possessing a solid technique and watertight defence-Jaffer is often referred to Indian cricket’s marathon man.Advertisement After all, not many can boast of a first-class career spanning for 24 years, but for Jaffer, his passion for the game knew no limits. In his distinguished career, the 42-year old Jaffer bagged many accolades that will make players with much more international experience look pale in comparison.“Playing for this long has been a matter of great pride for me, it gives me a lot of satisfaction. But a more important thing for me has always been the success of the team that I’m playing for. I always wanted to contribute to the team’s winning cause, records come in the process,” Jaffer who retired from all forms of cricket this year said.Advertisement Wasim JafferJaffer’s fitness mantraThe testament to Jaffer’s longevity in domestic cricket is explained by his never-ending appetite to improve as a batsman. Having made his first-class bow in 1996-97 season, Jaffer plied his trade for more than two decades.Apart from the being the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup, Jaffer holds a distinction to have scored two double tons in first-class cricket after turning 40.“Once you are an athlete, you have to make sure that you maintain a certain fitness level. The earlier part of my career, going to the gym was not a regular thing. But then while playing for India, we were introduced to foreign trainers with more exposure and expertise. Working on fitness with Adrian Le Roux really helped me prolong my career in many ways,” Jaffer recalls.Success and records in Ranji TrophyAfter plundering runs on a domestic circuit on a regular basis, a call-up to the national setup was inevitable, something that Jaffer looks back with mixed emotions.It is fair to say that Jaffer’s international career was short-lived, which was only a shadow of his domestic exploits. Nonetheless, he sparkled with a few spectacular innings for India between 2000 and 2008, scoring 1944 runs with five tons to his name.“Definitely I would’ve loved to play more Tests. Maybe I was not as consistent on the international level but I had my opportunities to make the opening spot mine. There was a good competition for the opening batsman’s position and I’m happy with my stint, but I could’ve done better,” Jaffer says, letting out a bitter-sweet emotion.However, during his relatively limited time in the Test Arena, Jaffer is remembered for pivotal centuries on tours of South Africa and the West Indies. He made a career-best 212 against the WIndies in trying conditions at St Lucia.Known for his stylish strokeplay, especially the cover drives and his backfoot play, Jaffer’s batting was poetry in motion for many. On flat and placid Indian tracks, tall-standing Jaffer was a nemesis of the bowlers, tormenting them with his patient knocks. Jaffer attributes his backfoot play for the early learnings in gully cricket.“Growing up in Mumbai, the monsoon was a major factor during the season. More often than not, we used to practice with the rubber balls on matting-wickets, which helped me with my backfoot strokes,” Jaffer informs.Domestic cricket coachingRemembered for his feats in domestic cricket, particularly in the Ranji Trophy, Jaffer is the first and only man to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic competition.The lanky right-handed opening batsman spent most of his career playing for Mumbai, and towards the fag end also represented Vidarbha, winning two titles with them.After such an accomplished career, one would think Jaffer has had enough of cricket, but the 10-time Ranji Trophy winner has no intention to stop anytime soon as he makes a move in the coaching fraternity. As he wades off into the sunset of his playing career, Jaffer is eyeing an equally meaningful coaching stint as he prepares to take over the Uttrakhand Cricket team.“I am becoming the head coach any team for the first time. From whatever I’ve picked up from my team-mates with the Indian team and on the domestic front, I’ll look to pass it on to the next generation. It is a very challenging and exciting prospect to coach a Ranji team and I’m looking forward to it,” Jaffer enthused with an air of expectation.Next-generationThe 42-year old has had a company of illustrious team-mates like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble etc and for Jaffer, there’s no better feeling than coaching, mentoring and moulding the next crop of players.“In my last five-six years as a player, I’ve mentored youngsters and had a couple of stints as a batting coach. It is something that I enjoy immensely and it gives me a feeling of moulding something meaningful to help youngsters and see them grow,” Jaffer adds.When pressed upon to single out the next big thing in Indian cricket, Jaffer says more than the outcome, the process needs to hog the limelight.“The likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan and Kartik Tyagi have great potential to be the next superstars. However, they will have to keep working hard on their physical fitness and mental attributes to add to their natural talent that they possess,” Jaffer suggested.Kings XI Punjab batting coachThe seasoned campaigner, who featured in 31 Tests and a couple of ODIs for India, will have a taste of the glitz and glamour of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Kings XI Punjab.In his new job as their batting coach, Jaffer would be working with the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Glenn Maxwell and Mayank Agarwal. Anil Kumble, the head coach and director of cricketing operations of the franchise was keen to have Jaffer on board for the new role. And for the 42-year old Jaffer, IPL presents life in a different state of affairs.“IPL is an important tournament for BCCI on many fronts. It’s a great platform for young Indian cricketers to hon their skills in the company of outstanding international cricketers. In addition, it gives a huge financial lift for the BCCI, which in return improves domestic cricket as well.” Jaffer opined, shedding more light on the flow of things.For as much as Wasim Jaffer’s legendary numbers will be remembered, so will be his dignified demeanour and gentle conduct.ALSO READ:Read why Sourav Ganguly just prevented Ravindra Jadeja from playing in Ranji trophy finals!  Advertisementlast_img read more