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Snow Queens! Oprah! 10 NYMF Shows That We’re Excited About

first_img Oprahfication Full production; July 17, 18, 19, 21 and 24 Honestly, this is something we didn’t realize how much we needed until we heard about it. Oprah (played, impeccably, we hear, by book writer and lyricist Rachel Dunham) is back with a one-time-only episode of her show in this musical filled with gospel, Motown, rock ballads and lullabies. It doesn’t help that we now have the show’s “Who Do You Think You Are” stuck in our heads. Rumor has it that everyone in attendance gets a car.  Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) Full production; July 14, 17, 20 and 21 For all you Cabaret fans, here’s something that might be of interest. This enticing tuner follows Erika Stern, the feisty darling of the crumbling Cabaret scene in Germany, in her last performance in the wake of the Nazi rise to power. The one-woman show is created by and stars Alexis Fishman, who was named NYMF’s “Next Broadway Sensation” in 2012. (Here she is channeling her inner Barbra Streisand and Amy Winehouse.) This summer, she makes her off-Broadway debut in Atomic.  Mother Jones and the Children’s Crusade Full production; July 17, 19, 20, 21 and 24 Marry Harris Jones, known as “the most dangerous woman in America,” led a crusade to end child labor at the turn of last century. Now, her story will be told with a score blending classic sounds with contemporary anthems. Just take a listen to the number “The Miner’s Angel.” It’s like a history lesson and a master class in riffing at the same time. The musical features Tony nominee Robin de Jesus, as well as a handful of additional Broadway alums.  Sing Me Home Concert; July 20 and 21 Just picture it: Audience Choice Award winner Mandy Gonzalez and Godspell and Glee fave Telly Leung together on stage, singing their hearts out. This tuner follows Lexi Angel, a music superstar who is on the cusp of making a comeback years after vanishing from the spotlight. A familiar face visits her dressing room, sparking a hilarious and heartfelt journey.  Deployed Full production July 16, 17, 19, 20 and 22 A girl in a Baghdad military base develops a friendship with her interpreter, but soon the wounds of her past are reopened. The show sounds like a great reminder of one of the best parts about NYMF: any story and any hardship can be explored through musical theater. Also, we have to admit, we got excited when we saw Hannah Rose DeFlumeri (that girl who we were obsessed with after watching her belt her face off in high school productions of Gypsy and Company) in the cast.  The eleventh annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is around the corner and dozens of new tuners (and two Bill Clintons) are gearing up to show potential producers, industry insiders and theater aficionados what they’ve got. The three-week-long extravaganza kicks off on July 7 with a plethora of productions, concerts, readings and special events taking the stage at various theater venues around town. We took a look at the lineup, and here are ten tuners with intriguing titles, premises, creatives and headliners that caught our eye. For the full schedule of this year’s entries, check out the NYMF website.  Academia Nuts Full production; July 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 A rock musical about a High School Quizbowl braniac and her controlling mother? So, it’s basically Gypsy for nerds? No? Oh. Still, count us in! This tuner follows Maggie McCutter (Mamma Mia! alum Alyse Alan Louis), who is torn between family and friendship when she falls for an opponent from a rival Quizbowl team. Appearances by Broadway funny ladies Stephanie D’Abruzzo and Jenn Simard sweeten the deal. center_img Harriet Reading; July 16 and 20 The historic pioneer, armed with faith, humor and a gun, comes to the stage in this new musical, starring Tony nominee Lillias White and Soul Doctor standout Amber Iman as Harriet Tubman. We’re impressed by the dynamic, modern sound that scores the story of the 19th century Moses. The cast of the reading also includes Broadway alums Jennifer Babiak, Aisha de Haas, Harriett D. Foy, Alan H. Green and Capathia Jenkins.  The Gig Full production; July 15, 16, 19 and 21 Based on the film by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Frank D. Gilroy, this musical has already developed some clout, having picked up a Richard Rodgers Grant and the inaugural Noel Coward Prize. The show follows a handful of regular Joes who put their careers and families on hold to pursue their jazz passion. That cast is full of Broadway alums, including Wicked witches Donna Vivino, Kate Fahrner and Dee Roscioli.  The Snow Queen Full production; July 14, 15, 17 and 20 No, it’s not the pre-Broadway tryout of Frozen. This pop rock adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale received its world premiere last year at San Jose Rep, and is now coming to New York. The cast includes Jason Hite from the off-Broadway revival of Bare, Cabaret’s Jane Pfitsch and Spring Awakening alum Eryn Murman. Think less “Let It Go,” more guitar riffs.  Bayonets of Angst Full production; July 9, 12, 13, 15 and 16 Tony nominee J. Robert Spencer as Abraham Lincoln in a bluegrass musical comedy. Need we say more? In this show, Lincoln is joined by the last remaining veterans of the Civil War, who tell the story of the behind-the-battlefield exploits of our 16th President, General Sherman and Ulysses S. Grant. Guys, they were there. We think they know what they’re talking about. Spencer is joined by a host of Broadway names, including Once’s Paul Whitty, who probably won’t be playing the ukulele this time. We assume.  View Commentslast_img read more

AEP’s Akins: Distributed resources offer less risk, same returns

first_imgAEP’s Akins: Distributed resources offer less risk, same returns FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Building large-scale generation like the Vogtle nuclear plant expansion represents a “significant challenge” in today’s market, American Electric Power Co. Inc.’s CEO said Aug. 16, adding that those ventures do not align with his company’s investment thesis.During a CNBC interview, Chairman, President and CEO Nick Akins said that in the wake of AEP canceling its ambitious Wind Catcher wind farm, the Ohio-headquartered company will now focus on developing smaller renewables projects. Akins additionally reaffirmed AEP’s 5% to 7% long-term growth rate through 2021.“Mad Money” host Jim Cramer asked the CEO whether a nuclear plant will ever end up being built in the United States, framing the question in light of Southern Co.’s recent announcement that subsidiary Georgia Power Co. would increase by $1.1 billion its share of Vogtle’s project costs. The new reactors are years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget, and industry analysts are increasingly worried about Vogtle’s future viability.“I think you have to really think about it in today’s environment, where technology is going, certainly where natural gas prices are. It’s a significant challenge to build a large central-station generation facility and take on that amount of risk,” Akins told Cramer. “Obviously hats off to Southern for moving that process forward relative to nuclear, but at the same time when we look at it from an investment thesis … the magnitude of the small projects add up to much less risk for investors.“So when we look at the future in terms of investment, with distributed energy resources, where technology’s going, certainly from a transmission standpoint, those are investments that we can make that minimize risk not only to our customers, but to our shareholders as well,” Akins added.More ($): Large-scale generation like Vogtle is ‘significant challenge,’ AEP chief sayslast_img read more

Increase customer survey response rates in 5 simple steps

first_img continue reading » by: Matt SmithYou probably already use surveys to track your financial institution’s performance or to analyze your market, but are you really getting the most out of them? Today, most surveys are overlooked by consumers, with low completion rates preventing companies from getting the information they need. There are ways to change this, however, and create effective surveys benefit both you and your customers.Surveys not only allow you to track your progress, but they also help you retain current customers and increase customer satisfaction. When a customer receives the chance to give feedback, they feel that the business actually values their opinion. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are willing to complete the survey. If you want to create surveys that will provide you with the important information you need, and also actually get completed, consider these five simple tips:1. Keep your surveys shortWhile sometimes asking 50 questions in a survey may be critical to achieve the responses desired, keeping your survey short and concise is the best way to improve the completion rate. Further, with a shorter survey, you should blatantly state– to set the expectation–how long the survey is expected to take, and shorter time commitments are better. The longer your survey takes to complete, the higher your chances of people dropping out and not completing the survey. You must keep in mind that while you may have a lot of questions you really want to ask your customers, they all likely have busy lives and can’t—nay, won’t—spend long taking a survey. Most survey participants are only willing to spend up to 10 minutes completing a survey, and SurveyMonkey research shows that significant abandonment rates will occur after 11 minutes. A one- to five-minute long survey is recommended and likely to generate the most responses. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

UN allots $2 million for Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

first_imgRead also: Indonesia to receive 100 ventilators from US in early JulyThe funding package would support the vulnerable groups through social and economic protection mechanisms by scaling up cash transfers, broadening social safety nets and providing educational support and food security for children.Additionally, the funds would support digital innovation that could boost employment and strengthen social services and healthcare provision.The support would be provided for the government and key partners – civil societies, the private sector and faith-based groups – in three categories: the inclusivity of social protection system, the governance of social protection response to COVID-19 and innovation for more efficient and effective social protection.The UN said it would implement the program through its agencies in Indonesia, such as the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which would work with ministries to provide policy recommendations, as well as UNICEF, which would ensure child-responsive aspects of social protection services.The UN’s Response and Recovery Trust Funds also support 45 other developing countries with a total approved budget of $41.3 million as of Saturday, with Indonesia and India receiving the largest portion of the budget with $2 million each.The body would also readjust $17.8 billion in funds for sustainable development programs across its agencies in response to COVID-19 response needs.Topics : He added that the UN thanked the governments of several countries – the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Denmark – for providing first contributions to launch the fund.“[It] will help support Indonesia’s response to the pandemic and its impacts on human lives and livelihoods,” Scott went on to say.According to the body’s estimation, around 150 million Indonesians have fallen into poverty because of the economic impact of the pandemic. Moreover, more face income loss, food insecurity and malnutrition. The United Nations is set to contribute US$2 million to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 response under its COVID-19 Multi-Partner Trust Fund (COVID-19 MPTF).The funds would be disbursed through the Protecting People project, which aims to protect the most vulnerable people, particularly women and children of marginalized groups, from the social and economic blows of the pandemic.”The Indonesian fund allocation aims to ensure that, in these times of socioeconomic crisis, no one, particularly children and women, is left behind. It is our priority to support the government in protecting progress made to date in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” UN interim resident coordinator for Indonesia Niels Scott said in a statement on Thursday.last_img read more

More than 60% of Indonesians abroad with COVID-19 have recovered: Ministry

first_imgMeanwhile, 285 other patients are currently receiving treatment.The recovered patients are located in Qatar, North Macedonia and Russia, among other places.Apart from countries, the ministry also recorded 180 Indonesian nationals that tested positive for the virus aboard cruise ships, five of whom died while 154 others recovered.Read also: Indonesians abroad celebrate lonely Idul FitriThe government previously pledged to ensure the protection of Indonesians abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including by providing aid and facilitating their repatriation to their hometowns if necessary.Meanwhile, health authorities on the home front have confirmed a total of 52,812 COVID-19 cases nationwide. At least 2,720 people have died of the disease.Topics : Most Indonesians that have tested positive for COVID-19 abroad have recovered, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday.The ministry, through a tweet on its official Twitter account @Kemlu_RI, revealed that 1,100 Indonesians currently living in other countries had tested positive for the coronavirus. Of the total number, 739 had recovered while 76 others had died.last_img read more

The Pointe brings boutique units to first-home buyers in the inner-city

first_img“Not everyone wants to be in a high-rise with two or three hundred neighbours and paying high body corporate fees, so we saw a gap in the unit market and thought a boutique development of only eight apartments all with a single lockup garage would work,” he said.“This is definitely the way the market is going to go, with smart people realising there is greater value in the boutique market.”After renting near their Bowen Hills development while construction took place, the brothers have a new appreciation for the area and are keen to do more in the area.“It has quite a good vibe to the area with so many restaurants and bars, this is a good suburb to invest in,” he said. The Pointe in Bowen Hills.Scott Tomas said all three of the Tomas men had trades, with dad Vlado a roofer, Scott a carpenter and Steve a bricklayer.“Altogether we employ a very hands on approach on the job every day during construction and take great pride in what we do as every project carries our name,” Mr Tomas said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We really understand the high end quality and how to deliver that to the market, we cut our teeth on the high end stuff and now we want to put that into our boutique developments and really show our quality to the inner-city.”The apartments come with either a private courtyard or an entertainment balcony with city skyline views, extra storage in the lockup garage and all are two-bedroom with two-bathrooms.The Pointe is the first apartment development undertaken by the company but not to be the last with Mr Tomas saying they were on the hunt for more boutique sites in the inner-city having spotted a gap in the market. Brothers Steve and Scott Tomas, at their first apartment development, The Pointe, in Bowen Hills. Picture — Jonathon Searle.THE BASICSTHE POINTEDeveloper: Tomas DevelopmentsPrice: Offers over $499,000Location: 2A Dukinfield Street, Bowen HillsFirst-home buyers have an unexpected opportunity to buy into a boutique apartment complex only 2km from the CBD in Bowen Hills.FROM prestige homes on the Gold Coast to boutique apartment developments in Brisbane’s inner-city this family run business knows how to deliver quality and style.Tomas Developments is behind Bowen Hills latest boutique development aimed directly at first-home buyers.The nearly completed The Pointe is a two-level, eight apartment complex in an elevated position just metres from the Gasworks, James Street, Bowen Hills train station, the Valley and only 2km from the CBD.Brothers Scott and Steve Tomas run the family business, with dad Vlado chipping in some help and Scott’s wife Kristen bringing to the team interior design experience and tackling the company bookwork. The Pointe in Bowen Hills. The Pointe in Bowen Hills.With a starting price at $499,000 four of the units have sold, all to young professionals buying homes for the first time.Place Projects marketing and sales manager Wes Press said The Pointe was the perfect project for first-home buyers giving them the ability to buy into an area that would otherwise be unaffordable.“For a first-home buyer to get something like this with this quality of finish is next to impossible in this area, unless you want to buy into one of the big towers,” Mr Press said.“I don’t know of any other development of this size and it is brand new, private, quiet and elevated.”last_img read more

Overseas buyers, bargain hunters driving surge in demand for Brisbane property

first_imgFormer expatriate Diana Edwards moved back to Brisbane with her husband and three sons. Photographer: Liam Kidston.BRISBANE has emerged from the shadows of its southern counterparts, with new figures revealing the tough times are over for the city’s property market as expats and bargain hunters drive a surge in demand.READ MORE: Extremes of Australia’s property market growth and decline revealedThe Queensland capital recorded the biggest increase in offshore property buyers over the past year — far higher than any other capital city — and many local agents say expats are behind the’s Property Outlook report, released today, shows demand for houses in Brisbane rose 6.7 per cent in the past 12 months, while unit demand increased 4.5 per cent as buyers hunted for bargains despite oversupply concerns.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREAnglican Church Grammar School in East Brisbane. Photographer: Liam Kidston.The blue chip suburbs of East Brisbane, Indooroopilly and Paddington were most popular when it came to houses, while the Gold Coast was the most in demand among apartment buyers, with Tugun and Currumbin the highest demand suburbs in the state.RESIDENTIAL TOWER FIRST IN 30 YEARSDemand for houses in Paddington has increased. Photographer: Liam Kidston.“It looks like Brisbane’s really turning around,” REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said.“If you have a look at the inner city and the east where demand is up more than 10 per cent, it shows there’s lots of people having a look, and when we see that, we generally start to see a pick-up in pricing.“All the talk has been about the housing boom being over, but if you look at Brisbane, it’s just warming up again.”GOLD MINE FOUND IN SUBURBAN BACKYARDREA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Overall, home prices in Brisbane are up 1 per cent on year, with houses seeing a slight increase and apartments seeing a decline, according to the report.The city’s median house price increased 2.7 per cent to $525,000 in the past 12 months, while the median apartment price fell 4.1 per cent to $382,500.HOME FIT FOR HARRY AND MEGHANAerial images of suburban houses in Brisbane, where the median house price rose 2.7% in the past year.The report noted that Brisbane home prices never increased to the same levels as Sydney and Melbourne and it remained far more affordable.“With so much spending on infrastructure, the city is now well prepared for population growth which appears to be occurring as jobs growth continues to recover,” the report said.Offshore interest in Brisbane property has increased dramatically, according to the report.Demand from Chinese buyers for Brisbane property rose more than any other capital city in the year to May 2018. Source: from property seekers from China for the Brisbane market jumped some 35 per cent in the 12 months to May 2018.Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock recently sold a prestige home to a Brisbane expat living in Hong Kong sight unseen.This home at 562 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, recently sold to an expat for $1.928m sight unseen.Mr Adcock said the buyer wasn’t planning to come back to Brisbane for another 12 months, but did not want to miss out.“We’re starting to see a lot of that at the moment,” he said.Mr Adcock said high income earning expats from Hong Kong, the UK and the US were showing increasing interest in buying property in Brisbane and returning home.“They’re coming back to Brisbane and want to reward themselves with a trophy property,” he said.Property Pursuit director and buyer’s agent Meighan Hetherington said she had noticed a strong increase in inquiries from expats in the past 18 months.Ms Hetherington said her expat clients were either looking to create their future home base in Brisbane, or ready to repatriate.Buyers agent Meighan Hetherington of Property Pursuit bids on a property at auction in Paddington. Image: AAP/John Gass.She said changes in the lending landscape had put some pressure on expats to secure property in Brisbane in case standards tightened further.“Anyone earning a foreign income is pulled into the same lending criteria that is used for foreign buyers, which has meant a lot of pressure on the ability (for expats) to borrow to purchase,” Ms Hetherington said.“Some clients have taken six or seven months to get finance approval.”Ms Hetherington said the price differential between Brisbane and southern states was so great that Brisbane had become much more attractive from a value proposition.She said 80 per cent of her clients bought properties without seeing them in person, relying instead on research and detailed videos provided to them by buyers agents.Diana Edwards lived as an expat in Hong Kong with her husband and three sons for 17 years before deciding to return home to Brisbane.Ms Edwards said schooling and lifestyle lured her back to the Queensland capital.Former expatriate Diana Edwards moved back to Brisbane with her husband and three sons for the schools and lifestyle. Photographer: Liam Kidston.And she’s not alone. She now works with expats as a buyers agent and has a client who wants to move to Brisbane, even though he is originally from Sydney.“Generally the expat families who request our help to find a home in Brisbane are originally from here or have some connection to Brisbane, but we do receive requests from other clients who are originally from Sydney and Melbourne but are choosing to move to Brisbane due to affordability of property and lifestyle factors,” Ms Edwards said.“Once you compare property prices in these cities, Brisbane is absolutely the frontrunner in terms of the space it can afford for young families within proximity to the city.”Universal Buyers Agents director Darren Piper said he too had noticed an increase in overseas expats wanting to move back to Brisbane.“This is due to a number of reasons including schooling, interest rates and most importantly the Brisbane property market as they don’t want to “miss out”,” Mr Piper said.“Brisbane is set to soar in the coming years due to the large amount of infrastructure being built.“Expat buyers are savvy and know that now is the time to buy.”Mr Piper said expats in high income roles were earning an average annual wage of $175,000, which positioned them well to secure a “significant property” in Brisbane.He said it was also a matter of timing.“Certain expats have ‘done their time’ and are simply ready to have their feet back on home turf,” Mr Piper said.“This on top of the current market conditions is certainly influencing the decision to move back.”TOP SUBURBS FOR HOUSES IN BRISBANE1 East BrisbaneMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago2 Indooroopilly3 Paddington4 Holland Park5 Wilston6 Chandler7 Windsor8 Coorparoo9 Newmarket10 ToowongTOP SUBURBS FOR APARTMENTS IN BRISBANE1 Graceville2 Mansfield3 Tarragindi4 Camp Hill5 Red Hill6 Ashgrove7 Holland Park8 Tingalpa9 New Farm10 PaddingtonDEMAND FOR HOUSES AND UNITS NATIONALLYProperty views per listing (last 3 months) Year on year changeNational 1165 5.2%Canberra 766 16.2%Sydney 1631 -22.5%Darwin 491 4.7%Brisbane 1121 5.9%Adelaide 1723 2.7%Hobart 4399 38.6%Melbourne 2185 -6.1%Perth 678 6.4%DEMAND FOR HOUSES AND UNITS IN BRISBANEProperty views per listing (last 3 months) Year on year changeBrisbane – East 1127 16.7%Brisbane – North 1579 6%Brisbane – South 1637 -2.1%Brisbane – West 1912 0.1%Brisbane Inner City 1352 13.7%(Source: read more

Train Accidents In Osgood, Union County In Last Week

first_imgA car parked on railroad tracks was struck by a CSX train in Osgood Saturday morning.Osgood Town Marshall Eric Roush said no one was hurt but the driver of the car is now facing misdemeanor charges for driving while suspended.There were three occupants in the vehicle that were in the process of moving homes, Roush indicated. They safely escaped before the collision with the train, which demolished the vehicle. No word on why the car was stopped on the railroad tracks.The CSX train reportedly weighed 5,000 tons and was approximately 7,000 ft. long. The legal speed limit for a train there is 40 miles per hour, the involved train was traveling at 36 mph prior to the accident, Roush said.“It was an unfortunate accident but could have turned out a lot worse,” Roush said.Authorities were on the scene for upwards of four hours gathering statements from both parties involved. The male driver of the vehicle was cited for driving while suspended.The identity of those involved has not been released as part of the ongoing investigation.The accident marked the second in a week for a CSX train involved in a crash in Southeast Indiana.On Sat., April 19, a farmer in Union County was injured after a train collided with his John Deere sprayer near the town of Cottage Grove.Driver Ryan Vogelsang, 50, was transported to a nearby hospital for chest pain.Investigators said he was operating the sprayer on a private lane when he crossed railroad tracks and the train struck the tank area of the sprayer.last_img read more

ICC World Cup World Cup 2019: Steve Smith slams 89 as David Warner flops in warm-up match

first_imgBrisbane: Steve Smith hit an attractive unbeaten 89 but David Warner was out for a duck as Australia made 277 for six against a New Zealand XI in a World Cup warm-up on Wednesday. Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell were also among the runs, scoring 56 and 52 respectively, but it was former skipper Smith who was the star attraction.After being dismissed for 22 in his return to Australian colours on Monday after a year-long ban for ball-tampering, he made the most of his opportunity in the second of three “unofficial” one-dayers in Brisbane.Smith came to the crease when Shaun Marsh was out for 28 and was in fine touch, stroking an array of fours and sixes, in a major boost for Australia ahead of their World Cup defence in England.Warner, who made 39 on his return from the “Sandpapergate” scandal, didn’t fare as well. He opened the innings with Aaron Finch, rather than Khawaja, but was soon back on the sidelines after spooning a catch to cover without scoring, lasting just six balls.Meanwhile, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will make his long-awaited bowling return as New Zealand attempt to chase down 278 at Allan Border Field.Starc has missed three months of cricket with a muscle tear, but was recalled for his first game since the Sri Lanka Test series.Australia won the first of the three-match practice series, where games are not counted as full one-day internationals, by one wicket. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Badgers advance with win over Titans

first_img?OMAHA, Neb. ?Cal State Fullerton was thinking big. Wisconsin was plain old big. In the end,it was the big bodies that prevailed over the big hopes.Thethird-seeded Badgers were able to overpower the 14th-seeded Titans, shuttingdown the upset bid Thursday night with a 71-56 victory that advanced them tothe second round of the NCAA tournament.That doesn?tmean it was easy, though. CSF didn?t back down from UW, keeping it closethroughout and even providing a little bit of a scare early on.?This is theNCAA tournament. You expect everything. You expect good teams and you expect togive your best. It?s win or go home,? senior Brian Butch said. ?We knew theywere a heck of a team when we got here, and they fought us hard and continuedto fight us hard the entire game.?Though Cal Stateheld a brief 31-30 second-half lead, Wisconsin used a 15-3 run to pull away forthe win.?This teamhas played a lot of games, and we?ve been down and we?ve come back fromdeficits,? junior Marcus Landry said. ?This team has matured, and we showedthat tonight. We didn?t panic. We stayed focused and stuck to the game plan.?CSF?sstarting lineup included two players under six feet, and the biggest Titanplayer in the rotation stood at just 6-feet-5-inches. With such a large sizeadvantage, UW was able to grab 51 rebounds, just one off of its season high and24 more than its opponent.?It doesn?treally matter how small they are,? Butch said. ?They did a pretty good job ofcontrolling us on the glass for a while.?One of theTitans? smallest players, 5-foot-11-inch guard Josh Akognon was the one doingthe most damage. The guard went off for 31 points, including five made3-pointers, pulled down eight rebounds, and almost single-handedly kept thegame close at times.?He hit sometough shots to put up some points there, but he?s a great player,? guard JasonBohannon said. ?We just tried to focus on our defense and make them do thingsthey didn?t want to do.?Fullertoncame out of the gates firing, eventually opening up a 16-10 lead before a 16-2Wisconsin run made it 26-18. Just when it looked like UW was starting to takecontrol though, the Titans ran off an 8-0 stretch of its own to tie the game at28 before a Greg Stiemsma put-back made it 30-28 at the half.?Every gamehas a run,? Butch said. ?They had a run, and we had a run.?Wisconsinwas able to wear down its opponent early in the second half by getting Fullertoninto foul trouble. The Titans picked up 25 fouls over the course of the game ? 16in the second half ? and lost second-leading scorer and rebounder FrankRobinson when the senior fouled out with almost ten minutes left to play in thegame.?You know wehad a hard time, because of that foul situation,? Titan coach Bob Burton said.?We wanted to get pressure and every time we seemed to get close, there was afoul. Frank Robinson started to play really good, and the next minute he fouledout of the game. It really had our rotation kind of fouled up because we?rereally not that deep of a team.?UW washampered by some foul trouble of its own in the first half as sophomore TrevonHughes picked up a pair of fouls in the game?s first eight minutes and wasforced to sit the rest of the half. Hughes played most of the second half,however, and finished the game with eight points and four steals.Butch ledthe team in scoring with 14 points while Joe Krabbenhoft and Jason Bohannoneach had 13. Landry finished the game with 12 rebounds.?We kind of all tryto do the little things, the intangibles,? senior Greg Stiemsma said. ?It mightnot always be the prettiest game, but we?ve been winning with it so we?re goingto stick to it.?last_img read more