3. Daniel Radcliffe for Best Actor in a Play – 11% Radcliffe delivers a stellar performance in The Cripple of Inishmaan as Billy, not that the nominators seemed to notice. Or ever seem to notice—this is the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner’s third time on the Great White Way boards, and the third time he’s been given the Tony cold shoulder. The production received a total of six nominations, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actress in a Play for Sarah Greene, but apparently there’s no magic spell for receiving a nod for this leading man. The 2014 Tony nominations were announced on April 29, and while we’re eagerly cheering on the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, there were a number of shows and performers that were left behind. (Seriously, only four Best Musical nominees when they could have picked five? Don’t get us started!) We asked fans which Tony snub they’re fuming over most. The results are in, and here’s what you had to say. Still angry? We don’t blame you. Show those nominators how it’s done by choosing the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards nominees! View Comments 1. If/Then for Best Musical – 16% As Elizabeth would say/belt, “What the f*ck?!” Don’t get us wrong, we’re happy for all of the nominees, but it’s painful to see such a beautiful and original musical get left behind. Sure, past Tony winners Idina Menzel and composing team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey may have been nominated this year for their work, but where’s the love for the show? Come on, there’s an empty spot for a Best Musical nominee! 2. The Bridges of Madison County for Best Musical – 14% We cried our eyes out at the show, and now we’re reliving the heartbreak after this snub. While we’re at it, where’s Steven Pasquale on the list?! And did we mention that there’s a fifth spot left open on the list of Best Musical nominees? (Clearly, we’re not over it.) At least we can take solace in the tuner’s four nominations, including Best Original Score for Jason Robert Brown and Best Actress in a Musical for Kelli O’Hara.
He cited aircraft bathrooms as a successful and widespread implementation of them. 3News 21 July 2015The co-founder of a transgender support group says a department store’s move to ditch separate men’s and women’s fitting rooms is “totally unnecessary”.Farmers is making its fitting rooms ‘gender-neutral’ after a complaint was laid by Aucklander Mary Haddock-Staniland, who was described as a “half-man, half-woman” by staff at its Botany store in June.After an internal investigation and discussions with Ms Haddock-Staniland, Farmers yesterday said it would be overhauling its fitting rooms to remove any reference to gender.“I think this is an opportunity for New Zealand retail overall to kind of embark on siding or looking at ways they deal with similar situations, and I look forward to this incident being a catalyst for change,” says Ms Haddock-Staniland.But her view isn’t held by everyone in the transgender community. Claudia McKay, co-founder of Agender, transitioned 18 years ago.“All that time I’ve shopped in Farmers stores continuously, all around the country. I have never, ever had a single issue or problem,” she told TV3’s Paul Henry programme.“I think what’s been happening in this individual case is more a problem with one staff member than the store itself, or the store’s policies.”http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/gender-neutral-fitting-rooms-just-unnecessary-2015072109#axzz3gOeJazvjPublic toilets should be gender neutral to make people feel safer – advocateOneNewsNow 21 July 2015A transgender support organisation says encouraging gender neutrality is about making people feel safer and in some cases giving them a choice.The Ministry of Education has made suggestions in its newly-released health and sexuality guidelines document that schools look at introducing gender-neutral uniforms.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/public-toilets-should-be-gender-neutral-to-make-people-feel-safer-advocate-q02402‘Stop this PC rubbish!’ – Kiwis slam door on gender neutral toiletsOneNewsNow 21 July 2015Many New Zealanders have slammed the door on gender neutral toilets if reaction on social media to the call from a transgender support organisation is anything to go by.Duncan Matthews from Rainbow Youth told TVNZ’s Breakfast this morning that public bathrooms should all be transitioned to gender-neutral to help the transgender community feel safer. “Stop this PC rubbish! NO! We’re not changing everything in society that’s offensive/inconvenient to these people. They can get over themselves. Do you think women will feel safe with ‘gender free’ changing rooms/bathrooms? Of course not!,” she raged.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-stop-this-pc-rubbish-kiwis-slam-door-on-gender-neutral-toilets-q02402 Julia DeLuney was among many on the ONE News Facebook page who shunned the idea of making public bathrooms gender neutral.
D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation And, as the Giants showed us this year (and the Cardinalsin 2008), you do not have to be a great team to make it tothe Super Bowl. Hell, you don’t have to be a great team towin the Super Bowl. You only have to be good enough tomake the playoffs, and anything can happen from there.Now, this isn’t meant to say you should be making hotelreservations for New Orleans and take vacation time aroundthe weekend of February 3rd. While the Cardinals may befavored to land PeytonManning, they are not the favorites to win the NFCWest – let alone the NFC. What they are, though, is a decent team with room toimprove. What they are is a team that should have beatenthe eventual Super Bowl champions. What they are, on February 6, 2012, is a team not unlike30 other squads in the NFL, all looking to knock off theGiants, which is something the Cardinals should have donelast year. The good news is they’ll get their shot. On October 2, 2011, the Arizona Cardinals lost a game theyshould have won. Leading 27-17 with just more than five minutes left, theyhad the New York Giants on the ropes, staring a 2-2 record– as well as legitimacy – in the face.Of course, we all know what happened from there.The defense caved, Victor Cruz “gave himself up” and theGiants scored a pair of touchdowns to take the lead. TheCardinals drove as far as the New York 30 with less than aminute left, but a fourth-down slant to Fitzgerald fellincomplete. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share Game over, Giants win. Looking back, did New York really have the look of a SuperBowl champion? Of course not. There’s a reason they wonjust nine regular season games, as well as why they arenot even close to being the favorites to win the2013 Super Bowl.None of that will take the shine off the Lombardi Trophythe team just won, nor mean some less-fortunate peoplearound the world won’t be receiving a shipment of shirtsthat say the New England Patriots won this year’s SuperBowl. What it does mean is that the 2012 season hasofficially begun, and the Arizona Cardinals — a team thatshould have beat the Giants (and thereby kept them out ofthe playoffs) — has a chance to reach the big game forthe second time in five years. Crazy talk? Perhaps, as I did consume large amounts ofgood tasting-yet-bad-for me food Sunday, possibly leavingme to write through some sort of sugary euphoria. However, the Cardinals, one season after finishing 8-8,certainly seem capable of taking another step forward. Remember, this is a team that ended the 2011 season as hotas any in football. They found a defense, rediscoveredLarry Fitzgerald and rode into the offseason with beliefin what they’re doing. They could still use a QB…cough…Peyton Manning…cough…but otherwise seem to have everythinga team needs to compete in the NFL. Top Stories