Lessons in Love & Showbiz from Martin Short

first_img 4. Listen to Andrea Martin This is generally sage advice for pretty much anyone. The night after their first date, Short invited Dolman to a cast party. Andrea Martin was there and cornered Short, asking, “When did you start having sex with Nancy Dolman?” Short remembers her adamantly convincing him, “You two have the intimacy of a couple. I can see it! You’re having sex!” Tony winner Martin Short will release a new memoir, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend on November 4. The stage and screen funnyman has adapted the book for Vanity Fair, and we now know all sorts about relationships and making it in show business. Before leading Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, before winning a Tony for Little Me and before making his Broadway debut in The Goodbye Girl, Short gave himself one year following graduating from college to pursue life as a performer. And it paid off. Here’s what we learned from Short’s early career! View Comments 1. You have to start small Real small. Like, fit in a purse small. Short booked his first gig as a paid actor playing a talking credit card. “A woman opened her purse,” Short recalls, “and there I was, miniaturized, sitting on top of an oversize compact mirror.” How many Emmy nominations does your MasterCard have?! 3. Political cabarets are a major turn-on While in Godspell, a new actress joined the company as an understudy. It was the late Nancy Dolman, who Short would go on to marry a few years later. Nothing happened during the show, but almost a year after it closed, and following his breakup with Radner, he went out with Dolman. Well, he invited her to his performance of What’s a Nice Country Like You Doing in a State Like This?. “I can tell you that there’s no aphrodisiac more potent than Watergate-themed cabaret music,” Short says. “By night’s end, Nancy and I were making out while pressed against my Volkswagen convertible in the theater’s parking lot. Boy, were we both easy.” 5. Don’t order Blazing Saddles If Andrea Martin tells you to have sex, just go ahead and…do it. Upon leaving the party, Short and Dolman headed to a hotel to, presumably, do just that. As she was in the bathroom powdering her nose, Short did what any sane person would do at that time: ordered Blazing Saddles on the TV. “Nancy emerged from the bathroom, astonishingly beauteously naked,” Short remembers. “’This is a joke, right?’ she said. ‘Are you serious?’” To which he artfully replied, “I can’t tell you how quickly I’m gonna turn this off!” 2. Never sing a song from the show… …unless you’re Victor Garber. The two met at auditions for the Toronto production of Godspell. Amidst a slew of 20-somethings, Short went retro and sang a Frank Sinatra rendition of “My Funny Valentine” for composer Stephen Schwartz. Garber was the only one of the bunch who had the guts to sing a song from the show: “Save the People.” Both were cast, alongside Andrea Martin, college buddy Eugene Levy, and Short’s first showmance, the late Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner.last_img read more

SA research spending ‘on track’

first_img11 June 2008Close to one percent of South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) comes from research and development (R&D) spending by the public and private sectors, ensuring that the country’s economy remains competitive in the global arena.Science and technology plays an important role in the South African economy, and is seen as essential in order to increase economic growth to 6% per annum by 2010, as called for by the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgi-SA).Addressing Parliament in Cape Town last month, Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena said R&D spending, which currently stood at 0.9% of South Africa’s GDP, was a good indication of the competitiveness of the country’s economy.Delivering his budget speech, he said that the department had received an allocation of R3.7-billion for the 2008/9 financial year, for a wide range of science projects and programmes.While private enterprises currently funded about half of the country’s R&D spend, he said the budget allocation was vital, as his department was responsible for ensuring that South Africa maintained and strengthened its competitiveness by increasing investment in relevant R&D initiatives.Developing critical skillsIn addition, a further R195-million has been set aside to strengthen the scientific capacity of higher education institutions in the country, as part of the department’s goal to combat the critical shortage of human resources in science, engineering and technology.“This is in light of the number of research chairs, which will increase by at least 30% over the next three years, providing mentorship to postgraduate students,” said Mangena.This investment in human capital development is in line with the department’s national R&D strategy, which among others, puts enormous value on human capital, and canvasses for the spirit and practice of innovation to be treated as a national asset.One of the challenges facing the department was that the number of school-leavers who have science as a grade 12 subject remained low.“If we continue to lose our best young minds, our National System of Innovation will be rendered completely ineffectual, and our infrastructure, environment and economy will suffer,” he said.Skills development in science and technology remains a key challenge for the country’s science system and the department, through its Youth into Science Strategy, places emphasis on interventions aimed at popularising mathematics and science related careers at high school level.Square Kilometre ArrayIn addition the country was currently working towards winning the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array in partnership with, and for the benefit of the entire continent, Mangena said.By winning the bid, Southern Africa would receive a major boost in radio astronomy research, with more student training and an increased infrastructure layout.The department is also working towards the creation and establishment of the Technology Innovation Agency, which will be a public funding agency to bridge the innovation gap between the local knowledge base and the productive economy.These initiatives are all part of a larger plan, the Ten-Year Innovation Plan for South Africa, which maps the course for enhancing innovation and enormous potential to contribute to sustained economic growth over the next decade.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Grazing tour July 14 in Wayne and Holmes counties

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sheep owners and others interested in sheep and forage management are invited to participate in a sheep grazing/forage management tour scheduled for Friday July 14 in Wayne/Holmes County. Topics to be discussed at the farms will include information for the beginning sheep farmer, sheep and management, cool season pasture species, hay production, fencing, rotational grazing management, breeding management and marketing. Each stop will have something different to offer in how the operation works for the farm and family. The sharing of ideas is how we all learn.Resource people for the day will be Bob Hendershot of Green Pasture Services and Gary Wilson Past President American Forage and Grassland Council, retired OSU Extension. They will provide information about pasture grasses, grazing management, sheep production and are willing to answer all your questions.Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 40 people. Thanks to financial sponsorship from the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council and the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program the cost is only $40 per person ($30 for current Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members), which includes bus cost, lunch and refreshments. Registrations must be received by July 5, 2017.  No refunds after July 5.Check-in for the tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the OARDC Shisler Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691. This is the same location as the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium.For more information about the tour, contact Bob Hendershot, Director, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council at 740.477.1114 or [email protected] .last_img read more

SourceForge Removes Blanket IP Ban, Lets Users Decide

first_imgSourceForge, the world’s largest open source software development website, has backed off a widely unpopular, end-of-January decision that had banned entire countries from accessing the site’s vast assortment of open-source software projects. In a blog post yesterday, SourceForge announced that it would discontinue its blanket ban, which was done using automatic IP blocking. The new policy puts the responsibility for restricting access to certain projects in the hands of project administrators. According to SourceForge’s original statement, certain countries were banned as a way to come into compliance with US law. The IP ban had affected users from a number of countries, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.Under the site’s new policy, the most restrictive settings will be set as default, leaving the impetus to change who can access a project, and from where, up to the project administrator. “Our action provoked a strong, angry reaction from those it affected and from the community at large,” reads the blog post. “We recognize that, for some people, the recent site changes called into question whether your support of us is justified. The changes that we deployed today are intended to empower our projects and reward your continued trust.”It will now be up to the administrator to determine that their project can be exported and how access might be restricted according to “the Denied Persons List and the Entity List, and other lists issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security,” which SourceForge identified in its original decision.While this opens the doors back up to users in a number of countries, we can only wonder what type of problems project administrators might run into now. Is this an admirable move or is it like a news organization not backing up its reporters? Instead of making a statement about US laws and how they might apply to the open-source movement, SourceForge is instead saying it will go with the flow and leave any stance-taking up to its users. Right now, all projects remain restricted by default, so we’ll have to wait and see if the open-source community rallies behind their stated outrage and opens up the projects en masse, or if it cowers behind uncertainty over US export laws. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Government#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melansonlast_img read more

Austin relishes second basketball life as part of Gilas

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  And if there’s one thing his sickness taught him, it’s to take every single minute with a renewed passion. “I wasn’t even supposed to be playing basketball so it’s a second go around for me,” said Austin Thursday at Meralco gym. “It’s a second go-around for me so I take every day very seriously.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I know what it’s like to have the game of basketball taken away from you so I’m not taking anything for granted.”Austin averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 boards, and 2.4 blocks per game in his time with Baylor and these types of numbers was what attracted the likes of Chot Reyes to take notice of the 7-footer. “Each day is a new day for me to get better somehow, some way.” Read Next ONE: Eustaquio won’t let foe use him as stepping stone MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsaiah Austin had the sad reality of never realizing his NBA dream after Marfan Syndrome sidelined him for two years. More than three years after the NBA selected him as an honorary player, Austin gets to wear the Philippine colors as part of Gilas Pilipinas. ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Meralco Manila repulses Kaya

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “The players stepped up and we are fortunate to have good subs,” said Manila coach Aris Caslib whose team faces JPV at home on Tuesday before clashing with Ceres Negros on Sunday.Over at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, Ceres Negros returned to winning ways after a 5-0 drubbing of JPV Marikina. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES Substitute Jinggoy Valmayor scored in the 92nd minute as Meralco Manila subdued Kaya Makati, 1-0, Saturday night to keep top spot in the Philippines Football League.The former University of the Philippines standout headed home a cross from Daniel Gadia right at the death as the Sparks prevailed in a physical duel between the two Big City rivals.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Team Yellow tames Blue in PVL All-Star Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Govt to discuss Lokpal draft with political parties: Sibal

first_imgGovernment on Saturday said it will discuss the draft Lokpal Bill with political parties before sending it to the Union Cabinet for approval.HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said the government will also seek the opinion of Chief Ministers on the draft prepared by the joint committee on Lokpal consisting of five ministers and as many members from the civil society.”The government will seek the views of political parties on the draft bill before it goes to the Cabinet. Whatever agreements or disagreements on the draft are there will be presented before parties,” he said.Explaining the course the bill will go through after the Cabinet nod, Sibal said it will be introduced in Parliament, which could decide to send the bill to a Standing Committee.He said the issue of tackling corruption was important and the government does not consider that the civil society did anything wrong by highlighting it.While crediting the civil society for its efforts on an effective Lokpal, Sibal said it was not possible to accept all their demands.Sibal, who is part of the government team in the joint drafting committee, sought to attack Gandhian Anna Hazare for not launching any agitation against Gujarat government where there is no institution of Lokayukta or Karnataka where Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is facing allegations of corruption.”Why does Hazare not launch a fast in Gujarat where there is no Lokayukta. In Karnataka also, he should launch a fast,” Sibal said.– With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more


first_img5th races: The M B Medhora Cup dist(abt)1100 mts. 5th races: The M B Medhora Cup dist(abt)1100 mts. Dysnomia (Mr. Subir Dasgupta rep. Cairnhill Stud Farm Pvt. Ltd. & Mr. Anil Gupta)53.5 P.S.Chouhan first Running Hand 55 Dashrath Singh second Aatish 55 B.Nikhil third Cadman 55 Shailesh Shinde fourth All ran Won by: 1/2, 1/2 and 2-1/4 Time: 1 minute 06.703 secs. Tote: Rs. 84/-for win, Rs.16/-, Rs.29/- and Rs.12/- for places FC: Rs.750/- Shp: Rs.73/- Tanala: Rs.1000/- Favourite: Aatish Winner trained by: V Singh — More PTI COR SNP SSClast_img read more

Klopp wary of Nigerian strikers threat

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is concerned by the threat posed by Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.The reds face Leicester in the Premier League at the King Power stadium this weekend, and the host will be without star striker Jamie Vardy who is still serving suspension after picking up a red card against Fulham in the second game of the season.However, Klopp has warned his players to be wary of the threat posed by Kelechi Iheanacho who has replaced Vardy in the starting line-up.“Jamie, what a player. He causes pretty much every team problems with his style of play, going in behind, on the shoulder. It’s difficult to defend, and makes him special, different to all the other strikers in the Premier League,” Klopp said in a pre-match conference, according to Goal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Now he will not play, that changes a few moments in a game for Leicester, but Iheanacho is a very good striker as well. They changed their style anyway.”“They’re a very good team, you see the work of Claude Puel paying off with Maddison, Gray, that offensive line, not a lot of teams in the Premier League have that.”“The preparation for the game was really interesting, because Leicester are playing good football. I think they are full of confidence after the last result which always helps. It will be difficult for us, but we are in a good moment as well. We go there and try everything to get the result we deserve. Maybe we can deserve a win, we have to be at our best.”last_img read more

Former United footballer says Solskjaer is the favorite for the job

first_imgAccording to Andrew Cole, who played for Manchester United from 1995 to 2001, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the best person to continue coaching the Red Devils.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the Manchester United managing job after Jose Mourinho was sacked from the Red Devils in the English Premier League.And for former United footballer Andrew Cole, the Norwegian is the best candidate for the job.Cole played in the Red Devils from 1995 to 2001, and he knows the English Premier League very well.“I look at Ole and I see that he is a student of the game,” Cole said to Sky Sports.“He was prepared to take in a lot of information and break it down and do what he thought was right with it.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Looking at him, he is always speaking about Sir Alex [Ferguson] and what he takes from him and what he is trying to do with the players,” he added.“If this continues and Manchester United beat PSG and win midweek against Burnley then I don’t think you can look any further.”“That’s what the manager used to do with us. He was always talking to us to get the best from us. You can see Ole does that because after every game he is on the pitch with the players. A lot of the modern-day managers are doing that,” Cole commented.“Everyone wants to get the best from the players so you have to put your arm around them and show them that they are important to you.”“How do you keep your job? You have to win matches. If he continues to do that then nobody can turn around and say you shouldn’t get the job because he hasn’t done X, Y, and Z,” the former footballer continued.“I think he is the big favorite to get the job now. They will assess the situation in the summer but I am sure fans will be delighted if he gets the job.”last_img read more