View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Barrett W-W’s Good CauseSo very! Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers), Jennifer Damiano (Next To Normal), Laura Dreyfuss (Glee), Alex Finke (Les Miz) and more have joined forces for Broadway for UNICEF at New York hostpot The Cutting Room. All proceeds from the November 16 concert will go to UNICEF, which has mobilized the largest humanitarian operation in history in response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Under the musical direction of Chris Fenwick, the evening is also set to feature performances by Max Chernin, Blake Daniel, Elizabeth Judd, Kristolyn Lloyd, Sean Ronayne, Michael Tacconi, Meghann Fahy and Jared Loftin. Get tickets here.$45,000 Philip Seymour Hoffman Prize AwardedPlaywrights Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe will share the American Playwriting Foundation’s The Relentless Award, which is given in honor of stage and screen legend Philip Seymour Hoffman. The pair will split a $45,000 prize and receive the most extensive national roll-out in American theater, with staged readings at some of the most esteemed theaters in the country for their plays. In Barron’s case, it’s for her work Dance Nation, a show about ambition, competition, and growing up—and how we find our souls in the heat of it all; DeLappe has penned The Wolves, a play that follows a girls indoor soccer league. Congratulations to them both!Lloyd Webber Wants You to ListenWe’ve seen and/or heard “You’re in the Band” (in 360!), “Stick it to the Man,” “Where Did the Rock Go,” and of course “Teacher’s Pet,” and now we have another track from School of Rock—The Musical, which begins previews on November 9. Check out “If Only You Would Listen” below and then Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new tuner, which will officially open on December 6 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre.
Robert Pires sends message to Manchester United star Paul Pogba over Real Madrid transfer Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 16 Jun 2019 2:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link388Shares Advertisement Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Robert Pires has urged Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United and says the Real Madrid transfer target has ‘unfinished business’ at Old Trafford.French World Cup winner Pogba is being heavily linked with a move to Madrid, with Zinedine Zidane keen to work with his compatriot at the Bernabeu.On Sunday, Pogba confirmed for the first time that he is interested in taking up a ‘new challenge’ away from Manchester United.But Arsenal hero Pires believes Pogba should stay at United and try to help the Red Devils win the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘My view about Paul Pogba is that he’s a great player, but I also know that last season especially was very difficult for him,’ Pires said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘A lot of people just talk about the transfer because Manchester United spent a lot of money.‘So maybe that was difficult for him to handle, particularly at the beginning. But for me, the most important thing is for him to continue at United.‘It is one of the best and biggest clubs in the world – and he has unfinished business. Robert Pires has urged the Frenchman to stay put (Picture: Getty)‘The reason United spent such a huge amount of money on him is that they believed a lot in Paul because he can be a real leader for their team.‘When the club spend a lot of money like this for you, it’s because they have faith in you.‘That’s why it’s very important to have this point in your head. I know Paul is very intelligent about this.‘They have invested a lot in him, so I believe it’s very important that he stays at United and delivers what they know he can produce.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesPires added: ‘I know Madrid and Zidane want Paul and that may be hard for him to resist.‘United will play in the Europa League next season and every player wants to play in the Champions League.‘Maybe Paul wants to win this competition with Madrid. But I think he has football to play in the Premier League.’Pogba has made 135 appearances for Manchester United since returning to the club from Juventus three years ago.MORE: Arsenal miss out on signing Yannick Carrasco due to £30m transfer fee
By Garfield Angus, JIS Regional Office Montego Bay The Canadian-based Future Achievers International has recognised three Jamaican students for their high academic achievement and involvement in community activities.They are: student of the Hampton School in St. Elizabeth, Whitney Wallace; Head Boy at the Negril All-age School in Westmoreland Najay Gayle, who will be attending the Manning’s School in the parish in September; and grade five student at Negril All-age, Kwayne Bennett.At a function held during the staging of the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, where the Jamaican chapter of the group was also officially launched, the students were awarded with scholarships awards and lauded for their outstanding work.Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, who was on hand, commended the students. He urged them to continue to do well at school and contribute to their communities.The Education Minister also hailed the work of Future Achievers International, founded by Jamaican Canada-based, Professor Cynthia Bled, and her husband Yves.“It shows the best of intentions of members of the Diaspora to uplift education in Jamaica, one student at a time, sometimes one school at a time, and this represents the best of all that we have been trying to say at the Diaspora conference,” he stated.Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Sheila Sealy-Monteith, who made the presentations, said the scholarship awards “is another example of tangible support from the Diaspora to the education system in Jamaica”.She informed that the award facility provides support for students from primary school through to the tertiary level, where they stand to receive CDN$2,000.“So that is a wonderful incentive for them to continue to perform well, to continue to perform at a high academic level, to contribute to their community, and just to become better citizens,” she stated.Expressing gratitude to Future Achievers, scholarship awardee, Najay Gayle, said he hopes to motivate other students to strive for success.“Hard work always pays off, and you will succeed if you try. Thanks to my mother and my teachers, and my father, for helping me along the way, and supporting me. Thanks also to Future Achievers for giving me this award,” he stated.Guidance Counsellor at the Negril All-age School, Gloria Gilpin, also thanked Future Achievers for recognising the students. “I know that they will continue to do well,” she said.Future Leaders International, which has branches in Kenya, Jamaica and Canada, provides support for young role models, who exemplify academic excellence and community involvement, to inspire both their elders and peers.It is funded through generous donations by the Bleds, and is seeking private, corporate and institutional support to expand its youth outreach.