View Comments Hey, Kid (again!). Broadway fave James Snyder and his wife Jacqueline Dadon Snyder have welcomed into the family a baby sister for their son Oliver. Willa Emerson Snyder was born on July 27 at 8PM at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 11oz and measuring 21 inches. Mom and baby are doing well.The proud parents tell Broadway.com: “Even though she was a week late, Willa still made curtain, and we are looking forward to introducing her to the world! Judging from the strength of her lungs, she may have a future as a belter!”Snyder recently headlined Ever After at the Paper Mill Playhouse. On the Great White Way he has been seen starring opposite Idina Menzel in If/Then and Cry-Baby. His screen credits include Anna’s Dream, Pretty Persuasion, She’s the Man, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Blue Bloods and The Good Wife.
Tweet Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyle Eviction order for Burma monk Shwe Nya War Sayardaw by: – December 15, 2011 Share Share Share 27 Views no discussions Shwe Nya War Sayardaw is an abbot at Rangoon’s Sadhu monasteryA senior Burmese monk has been ordered to leave his monastery in Rangoon because of a speech he gave at a pro-democracy event.Shwe Nya War Sayardaw, a well-known critic of the government, addressed the National League for Democracy at a recent event in Mandalay.He was among several figures who met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she visited Burma in December. The Burmese government has recently implemented a series of reforms. But it still continues to hold hundreds of political prisoners and the country is still plagued by ethnic conflicts.The actual order to leave came from the monks’ governing body, but this is backed by the Burmese authorities. ‘Refusing to obey’Shwe Nya War Sayardaw, who is an abbot at Rangoon’s Sadhu monastery, received a letter from the monks’ governing body informing him that he was being disciplined for delivering a speech to pro-democracy leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).The letter states that he must move away from the Sadhu monastery and that he cannot teach in monasteries without permission from the governing body – the Sangha.Although he has been ordered to leave the Sadhu monastery, he can live in other monasteries.However, according to one local journalist, he is refusing to obey the order and says that he will stay at the monastery until forced out. He is well-known for his outspoken views and for using Buddhist stories to draw unflattering parallels between the government and past administrations, correspondents say.Ms Suu Kyi’s NLD recently re-registered as a political party, and she is expected to stand for parliament in forthcoming by-elections.Recent reforms by the government included freeing Ms Suu Kyi from detention and allowed to her take up a role in public life, prompting speculation that decades of isolation could be about to end. The army handed power to a civilian government last year, but the military’s primacy is entrenched in the country’s constitution.The US maintains tight sanctions on senior leaders in Burma, which was ruled by a brutal military junta from 1962 until 2010.Chinese meetingMeanwhile on Thursday China said its ambassador to Burma held talks with Aung San Suu Kyi in what is thought to be the first formal meeting between the most important supporter of the military-backed government and its most prominent critic. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, Liu Weimin, said the meeting had been arranged at the request of Aung San Suu Kyi but he did not say when it took place. The spokesman said the ambassador met her because China was willing to speak to all sectors of Burmese society. Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s NLD won a landslide election victory in 1990, but the junta refused to recognise the result and the party was never allowed to take power.Ms Suu Kyi spent much of the next 20 years in detention. BBC News
Welcoming the WNBA to #NBA2K20 🙏 Get an inside look at gameplay and hear what it means to @Candace_Parker & @BreannaStewart to officially be in the gameWNBA Gameplay Blog ➡️ https://t.co/E0uJdMb27t pic.twitter.com/IyIOP71kaC— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) August 8, 2019Candace Parker, A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart are among the players who were scanned earlier this summer to have their likeness appear in the game.”Knowing the history of what it has taken to make NBA 2K the franchise it is today, we know this is just a small first step into the world of women’s basketball with the WNBA,” NBA 2K producer Felicia Steenhouse said. “Getting to where we ultimately want to be is going to be a much longer journey. In true NBA 2K spirit, we intend to be trailblazers and we will push every year for the highest level of authenticity possible.” Related News The WNBA has joined the NBA 2K20 party.The video game announced Thursday that multiple WNBA players will appear in NBA 2K20 and that all game modes featuring the WNBA players will be available on Sept. 6. USA Basketball expands women’s training and pay to keep WNBA stars stateside WNBA All-Star 2019: Erica Wheeler impresses in showcase debut as Team A’ja Wilson wins Parker expressed how excited she was to be able to see her likeness in a video game that normally is reserved for male athletes.“Growing up, I always remembered watching male athletes on TV and playing as them in video games. Now, to have the WNBA be in the position we are and to have women featured prominently in NBA 2K20, we are allowing young girls and boys to have female athletes as role models,” she said. “The 2K team has done an amazing job of making sure to not just put women into the game playing men’s basketball, but I’ve seen first-hand the hard work they’re doing to make this as real and authentic as possible to women’s basketball. I’m proud to be a part of this team paving the way for the future.”Stewart also said the video game prototypes are accurate and that she really can perform the moves on the court that are seen in the game. “When I’m playing or when someone else is playing I can be like, ‘Yeah, I did that’,” Stewart said.The developers and producers of the game worked with 3,000-5,000 animations to get the likeness, moves and flow of the players to match them as much as possible in real life.”We have arrived,” Parker said.