Allison Williams Talks Peter Pan Live! & that Short, Short Hair

first_imgThis morning, we got our first look at Allison Williams in her latest role: the boy who never grew up in NBC’s forthcoming Peter Pan Live!. The Girls star chatted with The Today Show in the midst of final callbacks for the supporting cast. “It’s an absolute dream come true,” she said. “It’s so fun already; I can only imagine what the next couple of weeks and months are going to bring.” And of course, she has the Sound of Music mega-rating numbers on her mind: “We’re hoping for just a few, just a modest 20 or so million.” And what about that hair?! She revealed that although she “sort of very tentatively offered to cut my hair,” the head-turning pixie-cut is, in fact, a wig. Catch Williams (and the wig) alongside Christopher Walken and possibly Christian Borle on December 4! View Commentslast_img read more

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Millennials prefer mobile wallets from non-banks

first_imgMobile wallets are increasingly becoming a part of the daily lives of the digital consumer. Beyond mobile payments capabilities, the non-payment side of mobile wallet links loyalty cards, coupons, boarding passes, ID cards, event tickets, alerts and notifications.It is no wonder that Millennials and other digital consumers are embracing this mobile tool. The question is, when will the payment component of the mobile wallet become mainstream … and which wallet alternative will be the payment tool of choice?In the CCG Catalyst Consulting Group study, “Millennials and Mobile Wallets,” the similarities and differences between Millennials and non-Millennials are examined. Since Millennials tend to lead other demographic segments in acceptance and use of digital banking tools, this research provides a good view into the future of mobile wallets as well as payment brand acceptance. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Shafer withholds Rawls’ absence from players as Syracuse shuts down Central Michigan running game

first_img Published on September 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — At the top of the paper stack in front of every spot in the Kelly/Shorts Stadium was a game-changing announcement.Thomas Rawls, Central Michigan’s starting running back and bonafide offensive leader, didn’t play due to an issue that CMU was made aware of on Friday. Scott Shafer heard the news but didn’t rush to tell his team. He actually never told them at all.“When I heard he wasn’t going to play, I didn’t want to say anything to the kids because they were really juiced up to try and slow him down,” Shafer said. “Unfortunately we didn’t get an opportunity to play against him.”Shafer’s psychological ploy — whether it was one or not — worked to a tee. In a 40-3 win on Saturday, the Orange (2-0) held the Chippewas (2-1) to 34 rushing yards on 23 attempts. Without Rawls, Syracuse frequently blitzed CMU quarterback Cooper Rush and only one player, Saylor Lavalli, rushed for 15 yards. Central Michigan’s longest rush of the game went for 11.“I still didn’t know it until game time until I saw No. 6 at the start of the game,” starting nose tackle Eric Crume said. “I didn’t really concern myself with that they were doing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth Shafer and Crume said that they would have liked to have faced Rawls, who came into the weekend with the most carries of any Football Bowl Subdivision running back thus far this season.He also had taken 58 of the Chippewas’ 76 carries before the game, which showed in CMU’s failed by-committee approach.“I don’t think it changed anything,” Crume said. “We were prepared for anybody who was going to be in the backfield, as usual. So I think we just worried about us and not worried so much of the other team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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