Wait, Elsa’s B6-13?! Scandal’s Katie Lowes on Her Frozen Connection

first_imgWhat does Scandal star Katie Lowes have to do with Frozen? Quite a lot! If/Then headliner Idina Menzel may have provided those “Let It Go” powerhouse vocals everyone knows, but Elsa’s grace came from…um…B6-13?! That’s right. Quinn Perkins herself provided Disney animators with some of Elsa’s moves. Take a look below as Lowes explains her connection to the Oscar-winning number and even offers a demonstration to Jimmy Kimmel. It’s not the first secret behind the development of that sequence: Last year, Menzel shared what’s really underneath Elsa’s getup. It takes a village to make a Snow Queen! Star Files View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img

$4.5 Billion Wind Catcher Project Moves a Step Closer to Construction

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Enid News & Eagle:Officials announced Tuesday that the Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project was approved by Arkansas Public Service Commission.The announcement was made by Southwestern Electric Power Co. Wind Catcher Energy Connection is a joint effort between SWEPCO and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, and is a $4.5 billion project that involves building a wind farm in Oklahoma, a 350-mile power line and two substations. SWEPCO will own 70 percent of the project, and PSO the other 30 percent.The wind farm, to be built on 300,000 acres in Cimarron and Texas counties in the Panhandle, will include about 800 2.5 MW wind turbines. A power line will stretch from there to Tulsa, bringing 2,000 megawatts of energy to customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, in addition to parts of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. PSO’s share of the project investment is $1.36 billion.While the project was determined by the APSC in Arkansas to be “in the public interest,” PSO on Tuesday still was awaiting a decision from Oklahoma Corporation Commission for preapproval of the company’s request to allow PSO to charge ratepayers to help fund the project and recover an anticipated expenditure of the $1.36 billion.SWEPCO said the project will save its customers more than $4 billion over the 25-year life of the wind farm. The company said customers will see savings mostly through a reduction in the fuel portion of their bills starting in 2021. If completed, Wind Catcher will be the largest single-site wind project in the United States. More: Arkansas Public Service Commission Approves Wind Catcher $4.5 Billion Wind Catcher Project Moves a Step Closer to Constructionlast_img read more

9 Towns You Need to Visit This Summer

first_imgThere are a lot of places to go in the Blue Ridge, but as much as we all long for the trail beneath our feet, the hum of our tires on country roads, or the dig of our paddles in the water, sometimes we need a base that’s not so rustic. We dug out our maps and looked for towns large and small that have the right mix of city amenities (food, beer, and a shower) and outdoors thrills (no explanations necessary). Morganton, North CarolinaThe Blue Ridge Parkway is a short drive away, as is South Mountains State Park (the largest in the state), and Lake James State Park where there’s a paddle-access only campsite waiting for you. Hike to Table Rock, check out the waterfalls in South Mountains, post up around sunset and watch for the Brown Mountain Lights, take a wilderness survival class, even go hang gliding; and at the end of the day, head back to Morganton for a beer from Fonta Flora brewery and a bite from root & vine so you’ll have the energy to do it all again tomorrow.11856404_909771875776749_8397622550973910706_oFonta Flora Brewery Tap Room.Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaWith the Susquehanna River flowing by downtown and mountains lined with mountain biking and hiking trails within an easy drive, don’t overlook Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania. Several kayak outfitters will get you on the water where you can paddle through town or on some more remote waters, a trio of tough mountain bike courses—including Lambs Gap Trail—are nearby, and, if you need a little sugar rush to help you out, pay a visit to the neighboring town of Hershey (yes, that Hershey) for a sweet treat or a pint (or two) at Troegs Brewery.3754887441_735065f13c_zA Susquehanna River Sunset.Roanoke, VirginiaA vibrant food scene, a superb greenway, the Blue Ridge Parkway on one side and the Appalachian Trail on the other makes Roanoke a must-visit . McAfee Knob—one of the most-photographed spots on the AT—is a short drive and an 8-mile hike from downtown, and in Carvins Cove you’ll find 12,000 acres of woodlands to explore on mountain biking trails (from bomber downhills to fire roads to cross-country single-track) and on foot. And if you’re a road cyclist, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a stone’s throw from downtown and there’s some mighty fine riding along those rolling hills.rsz_roanokebrpway-jasonfryeThe Roanoke Section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.Seneca, South Carolina South Carolina’s coast is nice, but the mountains, that’s where it’s at. Oconee County is a playground and Seneca is a perfect jumping off spot. It’s on the banks of Lake Keowee, so fishing, kayaking, and SUP are at your disposal; and it’s a short drive to more than a dozen waterfalls, some excellent single-track biking, and the lauded Chattooga River. In town you’ve got The Beer Station to quench your thirst, great barbecue at Black’s Smokehouse, and the free Jazz on the Alley concerts every Thursday. Easy access to the outdoors, creature comforts of town, what more do you need?8151418095_ef42e33b75_zLondon, KentuckyLondon, at the heart of the “Cycling Capital of Kentucky,” does have 300 miles of developed cycling routes in the town and in Laurel County, but there’s more. Daniel Boone National Forest, larger than Great Smoky Mountains National Park, spans the Tennessee border and there you’ll find more than 600 miles of trail for hiking and mountain biking. You can kayak and canoe, camp, in Daniel Boone, even hunt in designated areas. If ATVs or dirt bikes are your thing, get your fill at Wildcat Adventure & Off Road Park. Refuel at Old Town Grill or, since you’re in the Colonel’s neck of the woods, hit up a KFC in his honor.17068563898_8283d6df2e_bChimney Top Overlook in the Daniel Boone National ForestLeesburg, VirginiaLeesburg, an hour outside DC, has the cure for city madness: a weekend outdoors. The Washington & Old Dominion Trail runs 45-miles through Loudoun County, and the 10-mile stretch from Leesburg to Purcellville is shaded and excellent for cyclists and joggers, or use it to visit some of the 17 breweries, like Adroit Theory, for a little refreshment on the way. If you need to get some aggression out, hit Hogback Mountain Paintball or Pev’s Paintball Park. The Potomac River runs through town and there’s plenty of good food from MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers to Smokehouse Live (for barbecue and music) to the phenomenal Restaurant at Patowmack Farms. Guntersville, AlabamaWhat do you want to do? Hike? Bike? Hunt? Golf? Waterski? All of it? Then go to Guntersville. From this town on the banks of Lake Gunnison you can paddle to see 600-year old rock paintings or visit The Bat Cave (think bat colonies, not Batman). You can hit the 36 miles of hiking and 20 miles of mountain biking trails. Go birding and spot Peregrine falcons and bald eagles. There’s some killer barbecue in and around town, some hearty country dining, and tasty lakeside dining at Top of the River. Evans, GeorgiaDisc Golfers, mountain bikers, kayakers, and barbecue lovers take note, Evans, Georgia, is the place to be. At the International Disc Golf Center (yes, there’s an International Disc Golf Center and Hall of Fame) you’ll get your fill of flinging Frisbees far and wide, and there are some big rides to challenge you mountain bikers. How big? There’s a 67-mile route called the Thurmond Epic that connects a quartet of trails, and two other rides of 25 and 50 miles, plus the smaller trails. Kayakers will want to head to Betty’s Branch and the Savannah River and April’s Benderdinker paddling event is a great reason to get on the water. There’s the Wildwood Games in June, BanjoBQue music festival and barbecue bonanza on Memorial Day, and events, races, runs, and rides all year long.BettysBranch2-JasonFryeBetty’s Branch in Evans, GeorgiaMarlinton, West VirginiaWithin a 30-minute drive from town you have Snowshoe Mountain for skiing and mountain biking, the 78-mile long Greenbrier River Trail on a repurposed railroad bed, the three falls of Hills Creek, Cranberry Glades, and the largest state park in West Virginia. And at the end of September you have one of the strangest festivals you can find: the Roadkill Cookoff.last_img read more

Japan’s first Olympic badminton gold winner Takahashi retires

first_imgTopics : “After winning the gold medal in Rio, I’d been struggling to maintain morale,” she confessed at an online press conference this week.Despite training hard with Matsutomo, she said she had struggled with “records that were not satisfying enough in 2019, the suspension of tournaments, and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics”.”I doubt if my inner fire and body will last for another year,” she said.Takahashi said Matsutomo and her sponsors “respected” her decision, and that she now hoped to work to promote badminton. Ayaka Takahashi, who won Japan’s first ever badminton Olympic gold with her doubles partner in Rio 2016, has retired conceding she no longer has the “inner fire” to compete.Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo scored a spectacular come-from-behind win at the 2016 Olympics, scoring five straight points when down 19-16 in the final game to defeat Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.But she has opted to skip the chance to defend her Olympic title on home soil, citing in part the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year because of the coronavirus.center_img Takahashi and Matsutomo, nicknamed “Takamatsu,” were the first non-Chinese pair to win gold since badminton was introduced to the Olympics in 1992.Matsutomo told reporters she was “deeply grateful for the partnership”, adding she couldn’t imagine “having gotten this far” without Takahashi.The coronavirus pandemic has badly hit the 2020 badminton world tour, forcing the cancellation of the prestigious Japan and China Opens next month.The Tokyo 2020 Games are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, though there are questions about whether the global event can go ahead if the pandemic has not receded by then.last_img read more

Harri the galah is about the fly the coop again – but this time her human family approve

first_imgHarri the galah is flying the coop again, but this time with her human family Michelle and Brett Cozzi and their daughter Georgia.Harri the galah is about the fly the coop again – but this time her human family are all fine with the move.Harri, shot to fame recently, when she stowed away on a cruise ship and stayed to enjoy the 14 day holiday to New Zealand.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoShe was reunited with his owners Michelle and Brett Cozzi and daughter Georgia after his trip and returned to his Kedron home.But the family how now listed the renovated home at 13 Sydney St for sale through NGU Real Estate’s Chris Foenander and Nhan Tran.The home was renovated under the watchful eye of Harry with the addition of a deck.Mr Cozzi said they practically lived on the deck.“We had Harri inside, in a nearby area overlooking the deck. She’s part of the family so we didn’t want her to feel left out of the action,’’ he said.last_img read more

P30-K cash gone

first_imgILOILO City – Police have yet to arrest aman who allegedly carted away P30,000 worth of cash in Barangay Zone IIIPoblacion, Cabatuan, Iloilo. Estante was caught on a closed-circuittelevision (CCTV) barging into the house of Janette Nandi on Wednesday, apolice report showed. Nandi discovered the robbery around 9:08 a.m. Officers of the Cabatuan police stationconducted a manhunt operation against the suspect./PNcenter_img The suspect was identified as KhevenEstante of Barangay Lag-an, Cabatuan.last_img

Lady Bulldogs Win Battle Of Ripley County Over Lady Indians

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Milan Thursday night to take on the lady Indians in a non-conference match up. The lady Bulldogs score 3 runs in the 3rd inning and then held off an attack by the Indians in the 5th inning allowing 2 runs to score to win 3-2. Whitney Axsom stepped up in the 6th and 7th innings and shut the door forcing 3 strikeouts and 3 ground balls in the infield.Top hitters for the Bulldogs were Kylie Paul, Whitney Axsom, and Sarah Meyer all going 2-3. Whitney Axsom had 1 RBI, and Sarah Meyer had 2 RBI’s.The Bulldogs will host Connersville Saturday afternoon in a 4 pm game.The Bulldogs are now 4-11 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Todd Reed.last_img

McDowell hopes storm will blow over

first_img The former US Open champion apologised last week after sparking controversy in Scotland with remarks about the standard of the tournament immediately preceding the year’s Open Championship. The Northern Irishman, who did not play at Castle Stuart, said the Inverness venue was not “strong enough” and that the event had “lost its prestige”. McDowell now hopes there will be no lingering negativity as he strides out in East Lothian on Thursday to begin the year’s third major. The 33-year-old said: “It was one of those things when after I said it, I realised it wasn’t a very good thing to be saying. I apologise for singling out the Scottish Open, an event which I love. I won it in 2008, it’s close to my heart. “And certainly I was disappointed in myself as to the way things read and the negative connotation to what I said. “Obviously I received a little negativity on my social network accounts from upset Scotsmen and people globally. “I do talk a lot – like I’m doing right now – and sometimes you can talk yourself into a little tizzy, that when you read it on a piece of paper you go, ‘I didn’t really want to say that’. “But I love playing golf in Scotland. I was simply trying to say that the Scottish Open deserves to have a world-class field and I’m looking forward to that happening very soon. “The people this week have given me a good reception so far. I’m hoping there wouldn’t be too much negativity and we can put all that stuff behind us.” McDowell heads into the 142nd Open in inconsistent form after experiencing wildly contrasting fortunes in his last eight events. Press Association Graeme McDowell hopes the storm over his recent Scottish Open comments can now been forgotten and he can thrive at Muirfield this week. He won three of them – the RBC Heritage in South Carolina, the World Match Play and the French Open – but missed the cut in the other five, including at the US Masters and US Open. His failure at the US Open, a tournament he famously won in 2010, was a particularly hard one to stomach having entered the event among the favourites. McDowell said: “I’ve probably never gone into a major feeling as tipped up and as heavily billed as I was going into Merion. I didn’t produce the goods. “It was probably a lack of golf and (being) ‘under-golfed’, and it certainly wasn’t my own expectations. I just didn’t play very well. I’ve been around long enough to know how to approach a week like this one. “It’s a golf course which hopefully should set up well for me – premium and accuracy off the tee.” last_img read more

Women’s soccer splits weekend in North Carolina; field hockey falls short at No. 1 Maryland

first_img Published on October 21, 2013 at 12:03 am Facebook Twitter Google+ After losing 1-0 to No. 4 North Carolina on Thursday, Syracuse (7-9-1, 3-7-1 Atlantic Coast) kept its post-season hopes alive with a 2-1, double-overtime victory at North Carolina State (6-11-0, 1-10-0) on Sunday.The Orange struggled with UNC’s tight defensive pressure on Thursday, and was unable to register a single shot. Summer Green scored the only goal of the game off of a free kick in the ninth minute.On Sunday, freshman forward Stephanie Skilton netted the game winner in the 109th minute when junior Alexis Koval dribbled the length of the field and fed her the assist on the right side of the box. Skilton drilled the shot past NC State goalkeeper Mackenzie Stelljes for her team-leading ninth goal of the season.The two teams played scoreless until the 61st minute, when freshman Taylor Haenlin collected a rebound and put the ball by Stelljes for her first goal of the season to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead.The Wolfpack responded less than two minutes later. Caroline Gentry crossed the ball into the box and Jackie Stengel chipped her shot over SU goalkeeper Brittany Anghel for the equalizer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnghel finished with eight saves, including two in the second overtime, to preserve SU’s chances at an ACC Tournament berth.Syracuse will play its final home game of the season against Maryland on Thursday at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium.Field hockeyFreshman forward Karlee Farr continued her hot streak, but No. 1 Maryland (15-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) used a late surge to beat No. 4 Syracuse (12-2, 2-2) on Friday night.Maxine Fluharty barely snuck a shot past SU goalie Jess Jecko with 49 seconds remaining to tie the game, and Jill Witmer converted on a penalty corner in the opening minutes of overtime to propel the Terrapins to a 2-1 victory over the Orange on Friday at the Maryland Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md.The battle of top-five teams did not disappoint in the first half. Maryland held a small 7-to-5 shot advantage, but neither side could capitalize with a goal.Farr, the reigning ACC Player of the Week, broke the scoreless deadlock in the 49th minute with her sixth goal in the past four games and seventh overall. Leonie Geyer added her team-leading 11th assist on the play.Syracuse desperately tried to hang onto its slim advantage, fighting off two penalty corners in the final five minutes of regulation. However, Jecko was only able to get a piece of Fluharty’s shot during the final minute, and the ball trickled past the goal line.Only 2:37 into overtime, a third penalty corner proved to be the charm as Witmer shoveled a shot into the Syracuse net for her team-high 14th goal of the season.The Orange returns to J.S. Coyne Stadium to welcome Wake Forest next Saturday at 1 p.m. and Cornell the following day at 2.Ice hockeySyracuse followed a disappointing 2-1 performance against Providence on Friday with an offensive explosion in a 4-1 win over the Friars the next day.Goalie Kallie Billadeau made 25 saves against the Friars in Rhode Island on Friday night, but yielded two pivotal goals to the Friars’ offense.Providence struck first when left-winger Janine Weber scored a goal 5:58 into the first period. After Billadeau kept Providence in check until the second period, center Corrine Buie delivered a goal to give the Friars a two-goal lead.Trailing 2-0 in the third period, defenseman Brittney Krebs scored on a Syracuse power play goal to cut the deficit to one, but that was the only goal the Orange would manage in the losing effort.Four different players led the charge on offense for Syracuse on Saturday. Defenseman Caitlin Roach scored a goal with 6:18 left in the first period to wake up the stagnant offense.Forward Allie LaCombe capitalized on a power play with 18:43 left in the second period.That was the first of two goals in the period. Forward Margot Scharfe added a goal two minutes later to give the Orange a comfortable 3-0 lead.Forward Julie Knerr put the game officially out of reach with her goal, which came nearly 10 minutes into the third period.Syracuse returns home to Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday for a matchup with Boston College at 7 p.m.VolleyballSyracuse (8-12, 3-5 Atlantic Coast) swept the weekend, beating Maryland (11-9, 3-5) in straight sets Friday night, and Pittsburgh (12-9, 4-4) in four sets on Sunday afternoon.In Friday’s match, the first set was a tough one. Syracuse won the set 30-28 after having to play extra points to decide the winner.Once the set was tied at 7-7, Syracuse went on a 4-0 run to take an 11-7 lead. It would maintain this advantage until the Terrapins went on a 4-0 run of their own to tie it at 14 apiece.This would be the story for the third set, as well, as SU had to play to 29-27 to clinch the match.In Sunday’s match against Pittsburgh, the Orange jumped out to an early lead and eventually won the first set 25-17.In the second set, Syracuse lost its only set of the weekend 22-25. The Panthers went on a dominant 5-0 run, putting them up 17-11, which would prove too much for Syracuse to overcome.Outside hitter Silvi Uattara performed exceptionally well, tallying 18 kills and 12 more digs, moving her double-double streak to three games.Syracuse will play in the Carrier Dome on Friday night when it hosts Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. The Orange will then return to the Women’s Building on Sunday to face Clemson at 1 p.m.Cross countryThe Syracuse men and women both competed in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational and Princeton Invitational on Saturday.The men’s team placed eighth in Madison, Wis., leading all ACC teams in the race. Sophomore Martin Hehir led the Orange, finishing 26th with a time of 23:49. Redshirt freshman MJ Erb finished five seconds later in 37th.The women’s team placed 11th in Wisconsin, finishing in front of all ACC schools, as well. Sophomore Margo Malone finished 30th overall out of 254 runners with a time of 20:22. Sophomore Meredith Speakman and junior Jessie Petersen both finished in the top 60.In Princeton, N.J., the men’s team only had two runners competing individually. Andrew Palmer finished in 64th with a time of 25:01, and Ryan Perry finished in 137th place with a time of 25:36. The women’s team competed with a full team and placed 17th overall. Angelica Peck led the Orange with a 32nd-place finish, and Molly Malone and Rebecca Skodis placed in the top 100 for the Orange.The Orange will next compete at the John Reif Memorial in Ithaca, N.Y., on Oct. 25.—Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff, sports@dailyorange.com Commentslast_img read more

Football: Battle between Big Ten West Heavyweights looms

first_imgThe No. 13 Badgers (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) will match up with the No. 18 (6-2, 3-2) Iowa Hawkeyes in a jurassic-esque battle at Camp Randall between the dinosaurs of the Big Ten Conference.Losing to The Ohio State University, No. 1 in the newly released College Football Playoff rankings, prior to their bye week eliminated any of Wisconsin’s last hopes of clinching a spot in the College Football Playoff. Hope is not all lost for the Badgers, however. Wisconsin’s road toward clinching the Big Ten West and earning a spot in the Big Ten Championship continues onward.Football: Badgers forfeit CFP hopes, Big Ten landscape remains openFor the Badgers, taking down the undefeated The Ohio State University not once but twice was their last shot at Read…On the other hand, the Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to extend their two-game winning streak after defeating unranked Big Ten teams Northwestern and Purdue. The Hawkeyes remain winless against ranked opponents as they fell to Michigan and Penn State earlier in the season. But Iowa’s defense is still turning heads and begs the question if Wisconsin’s offense, specifically Jonathan Taylor, can still break free.Iowa’s defense has only given up 10.1 points per game, the lowest career average for head coach Kirk Ferentz. The nine touchdowns that the Hawkeyes have allowed up to this point in the season is good for the No. 2 spot in the nation in that category. Only Ohio State and Penn State have allowed fewer with six total.Football: Chase Young, Buckeye defense likely rob Jonathan Taylor of Heisman hopesIn order to win a trophy which has slowly become an award for college football’s best quarterback, Jonathan Taylor was Read…Besides the Ohio State University game, the Wisconsin offense has mostly been unstoppable. Junior quarterback Jack Coan ranks third nationally in pass completions with a rate of 74.5% so far this season. Star running back Jonathan Taylor also continues to average 126.1 rushing yards per game.Looking at the bigger picture, there are a plethora of similarities between these two teams. Wisconsin recruits scattered throughout the roster, old-style coaching and a typical Midwestern run-the-ball mentality are all present. These facts could be a cause for concern for the Badgers as they typically are the ones playing a unique style of offense in today’s college football landscape.The reality is that no game is an easy win and Wisconsin shouldn’t treat any game that way. The Badgers painfully learned that lesson after a devastating loss by one point in the final seconds to unranked Illinois.Football: The meteoric rise of Badgers quarterback Jack CoanThe rise of quarterback Jack Coan was a fast one and has Wisconsin Badger fans expecting big things from their Read…With the Badgers being back home in Camp Randall, they will surely be tough to beat. The odds are in favor of Wisconsin — that is, if they can hold up against Iowa’s defense. It couldn’t be more critical for Wisconsin to win this weekend so that they can continue to progress on the journey to the Big Ten Championship. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. Saturday and this game will not be one to miss.last_img read more