View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. With the exciting news that Harry Potter is all grown up and landing in the West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Muggles of Broadway.com have been doing nothing but dreamcasting. Who should play everyone’s favorite boy wizard once he’s an adult and has children of his own? He must be British, charming and magical. We’re excluding Daniel Radcliffe just to make you cry to give someone else a shot at what will undoubtedly be an instant hit. Now it’s time to have your say: Who should play a 37-year-old Harry Potter on stage? Our own British, charming and magical Broadway.com Senior Editor Imogen Lloyd Webber kicked off this new challenge with her list of top 10 picks. Now it’s your turn to rank your faves.STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com!
September 17, 2020
The men’s and women’s track teams have a lot to look forward to this upcoming weekend at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.The men are going for their sixth consecutive Big Ten Conference Indoor title in Iowa City, Iowa, whereas the women’s team prepares to host the 2006 Big Ten Conference Indoor Championships in the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (the Shell).The men’s team has a lot to live up to, considering they are the predecessors to a team that has won five consecutive Big Ten Conference Indoor Championships.”I think, to a certain extent, there’s a certain amount of confidence; I think the athletes draw upon the history of the program,” UW men’s coach Ed Nuttycombe said. “We’re very excited about the opportunity to go and compete in the championship. It’s something we’ve had some success with in the past, and we’re certainly hoping to continue that.”Nuttycombe is fairly confident in his team’s chances to succeed this weekend in Iowa City.”We’re one of about three or four teams that … has a chance to win, and it’s a matter of who competes best on their day.”A few of the athletes expected to excel on Saturday are Ben Roland and Nate Brown in the heptathlon, Alonzo Moore in the triple jump, Chris Solinsky in the 3,000 meters, and Demi Omole in the 60 meters. Nuttycombe will be looking to these athletes to guide his entire team.”We are one of a group of teams that has a chance to run for the championship and I think that the athletes reflect that,” Nuttycombe said. The women’s team will try to use their home advantage to upset the two favorites, Michigan and Illinois.”We’re excited about hosting the Big Ten Championships this weekend,” said UW women’s coach Jim Stintzi. “The Big Ten meet in track and field is a little different than other sports in that it all comes down to one day, so the Big Ten champion is crowned on that day.”Like Nuttycombe, Stintzi is optimistic that his athletes will find success at the conference meet.”We’re excited, and I think we’re moving in the right direction with our program,” Stintzi said. “The Big Ten has improved dramatically since last year. I looked at the [Big Ten performance] list today, and I think almost every [event] is substantially better than it was last year.”The Badgers will try to increase their standing from last year, when they placed eighth as an overall squad at the 2005 Big Ten Championships.”So while we’re better as a team, so is the rest of the Big Ten,” Stintzi said. “We’re hoping for an improvement on last year’s finish at the Big Ten.”Wisconsin will be led by pole vaulters Blair Luethmers and Jenny Soceka, who are currently ranked in the top five in that event. Distance runners Katrina Rundhaug and Maggie Grabow will also be in contention to place this weekend in the 5,000 meters.Stintzi believes his pole vaulters, which also include breakout freshman Amy Dahlin, are the strong point of the track team and will have the responsibility of earning some important points for the Badgers.”I think this year, to have both Blair and Jenny, as well as Dahlin, kind of pushing each other each week, has helped them to maybe vault more consistently and also jump higher at certain times. So hopefully that will help us in the Big Ten championship [meet].”Both Nuttycombe and Stintzi will be hoping to bring back a Big Ten Indoor Conference Championship and head into the outdoor season on a roll.
January 18, 2020
Kovalev-Alvarez rematch set for Feb. 2 in Texas Murtaza’s uncle Asif Ahmedi said the family received at least 10 letters and several phone calls from a variety of criminal gangs threatening to kill Murtaza or kidnap him if they didn’t give them money.“Everyone thinks that because he became famous that we now have lots of money, but we are poor people,” he said. “The gunmen in our area were saying, ‘You got lots of money from Messi and you should give us the money otherwise your son will be kidnapped.’”Criminal gangs roam freely in most of Afghanistan, which has been at war for 17 years. Most of the country’s 38 million people are dirt poor and the country’s police and army have been besieged by Taliban insurgents in near daily attacks.Corruption is rampant in Afghanistan and many local police are in cahoots with criminal gangs. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I wish Murtaza had never become so famous,” she told The Associated Press. “It has created a big problem for us and for him. For the last two years we have not been able to send him to school. I wish none of this had ever happened.”Criminals threatened to kidnap Murtaza after demanding money, assuming the boy’s brush with fame somehow resulted in a windfall of money. Taliban insurgents stopped local school buses asking if anyone knew of Murtaza. They, too, had seen pictures of young Murtaza meeting Messi in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar, where he received a T-shirt from his hero.Last November, when Taliban fighters launched attacks in their home district of Joguri in violent Ghazni province, the family fled to the relative safety of Bamiyan province in Central Afghanistan.But the threats continued.The move to the Afghan capital three weeks ago has been painful. Murtaza is the youngest of five children and the family is paying the equivalent of about $90 a month for a room in the Afshar neighborhood in northwest Kabul.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum She said the cold and the damp are making Murtaza sick.“He is always cold,” she said. Temperatures in Kabul hover around 11 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe picture of Murtaza in his plastic Messi shirt playing soccer went viral on social media two years ago. He met his hero in December last year.But his popularity has turned into a nightmare for Murtaza and his family. Murtaza Ahmadi, a Lionel Messi fan, poses with Lionel Messi’s shirt, at his relative’s home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him, his mother said Friday. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)KABUL, Afghanistan — A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him, his mother said Friday.Since becoming an internet sensation, Shafiqa Ahmedi said her now 7-year-old son Murtaza — a fan of Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi — has not been able to attend school and now they are living in an unheated room in Kabul.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?