Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg and starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. The story follows Reuben Feffer, a tightly-wound New Yorker who finds his life falling apart when he discovers his wife cheating on him with a scuba diver on their honeymoon, he rebounds and finds himself falling in love with his former classmate, Polly Prince as she tries to loosen up his rigid ways, which brings him to question his life and some decisions, that you can't analyze the safe choice in love all the time. Reuben Feffer, a risk analyst for life insurance, is celebrating his honeymoon with newlywed wife, Lisa Kramer, on the island of St. Barts, but catches her having sex with Claude, a French scuba instructor. Returning home to New York alone, he attempts to piece his life back together. Reuben goes to an art gallery with his friend, Sandy Lyle, where he runs into former junior high school classmate Polly Prince. Reuben and Polly begin dating, with her introducing him to activities he once wrote off as "too risky".
This included eating at a Moroccan restaurant which ends badly due to Reuben's IBS. Luckily, Polly gives him a second chance where they end up salsa dancing and enthusiastically having sex together, with Reuben shouting "50" as he ejaculates; the contrast between their two personalities is a source of comedy throughout the film until Lisa returns and tells him she wants to reconcile their relationship. Meanwhile, Sandy, a self-centered, former teen idol, is trying to make a comeback by having a documentary filmed about his starring role as Judas in an amateur production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Reuben is torn between the safe and familiar Lisa. To solve this issue, he enters information about Polly and Lisa into a computer insurance program which measures risk; the computer tells him that, despite his numerous blunders with her, Polly is the least risky choice for Reuben. Polly joins Reuben on a sailing trip where he is to inspect Leland Van Lew, a high-risk client, but she is offended when she sees his risk analysis of her.
She rejects his proposal to move in together, telling him that he would be better off going back to Lisa. Back home, Reuben tries talking to no avail, he invites Lisa to Sandy's opening show, where he learns that Polly is leaving New York in a few hours. After a speech given by his father, Irving, to Sandy about not living in the past, Reuben realizes he wants to be with Polly and not Lisa, he rushes to her apartment to stop her from leaving. Polly is not convinced she should stay with him, so Reuben eats food off the ground to prove he is capable of taking risks. Reuben and Polly vacation on the same beach. Reuben again encounters Claude, but instead of being angry, he thanks Claude before heading into the water with Polly to join Van Lew on his new boat; the film opened at #1 at the U. S. Box office, earning US$27,721,185 in its opening weekend, ending the month-long reign of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Along Came Polly received negative reviews; the film holds an approval rating of 26% at Rotten Tomatoes based on 159 reviews, with an average rating of 4.78/10.
The consensus reads, "Though the supporting actors are funny and Aniston don't make a believable couple, the gross-out humor is gratuitous." Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score from 1 to 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gave the film a 44 based on 35 critics. The film was a financial success, making $172 million at the box office worldwide off a $42 million budget. All tracks are written by Theodore Shapiro. Official website Along Came Polly on IMDb Along Came Polly at AllMovie Along Came Polly at Box Office Mojo
Pablo Gómez Ortiz de Guzmán is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, a manager. A penalty kick and set piece specialist, he amassed La Liga totals of 252 games and 16 goals over nine seasons, with Rayo Vallecano and Alavés, appearing in 295 competitive matches during his two spells with the latter club and reaching the 2001 UEFA Cup Final, he added 229/30 in representation of four teams. Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Gómez started his professional career in 1990 with UE Lleida, which he represented during two Segunda División seasons. In summer 1992 he signed for Rayo Vallecano, making his La Liga debut on 5 September by playing 67 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Valencia CF, his first goal in the latter competition arrived on 16 May 1993, in a 2–2 home draw to CD Tenerife. After appearing in 35 games during the 1993–94 campaign, Gómez featured in the promotion play-offs against SD Compostela, lost 1–3 on aggregate, he nonetheless stayed in the top flight. Gómez spent eight of the following nine years with Deportivo Alavés, scoring a career-best ten goals in 1995–96 and 1997–98, competing in both cases in the second level and winning his only piece of silverware in the latter season.
He continued to be an important midfield element for the Basques subsequently, contributing to a best in the top tier sixth-place finish in 1999–2000 with one goal from 34 appearances. After being relegated in 2003, 33-year-old Gómez resumed his career in division two, retiring after one season apiece in division two with Alavés and Ciudad de Murcia. In 2007, Gómez returned to Alavés after the election of president Fernando Ortiz de Zárate, being named coach of the youth sides; the following year, he was promoted to the reserves in Tercera División. On 12 February 2009, after Javi López was appointed at the helm of the first team, Gómez was named his assistant; the pair were not able, however. In June 2012, Gómez returned to Alavés' youths. Alavés Segunda División: 1997–98 UEFA Cup: Runner-up 2000–01 Pablo Gómez at BDFutbol
Barry Goldberg is the head coach of women's volleyball at American University. Goldberg grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Peabody High School, where he played volleyball and golf. After graduating from Peabody High School, Goldberg attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played on the Pittsburgh Panthers men's volleyball until it was discontinued in 1983; as a result, Goldberg served as a player-coach for the club team during his senior year and served as an assistant coach on the Pittsburgh Panthers women's volleyball team after he earned his Bachelor of Arts. After completing his master’s degree in counselling education, Goldberg accepted a position as a drug rehabilitation counselor while working part-time as the American University volleyball coach. However, he was promoted to head coach after the American University Eagles had four dismal seasons. In his first season as head coach, the Eagles earned a 15-6, 15-9, 15-5 win record over Clarion University of Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the 1989 season, Goldberg's Eagles amassed a 25-11 record and he was named 1999 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year.
Prior to the Eagles joining the Patriot League, Goldberg would win the Coach of the Year title two more times in 1997 and 2000. Once the team moved to the Patriot League division in 2001, Goldberg helped the Eagles win 64 matches and four NCAA Tournaments to claim 400 wins by 2005. By 2016, Goldberg led the Eagles to 14 Patriot League tournament championships as he earned his 700th win as head coach and was named Patriot League Coach of the Year; the following year, he signed a five-year contract extension to stay with the Eagles. Three years he helped the team earn their 16th Patriot League Championship under his leadership and first since 2011. Goldberg and his wife Bonnie have three children together who are involved in athletics
Results of Spain men's national basketball team since 1935, as recognized by the Spanish Basketball Federation: Olympic Games, World Cups, EuroBaskets and the respective qualifying tournaments, as well as seven editions of the Mediterranean Games when the A-team was involved. Included, friendly games and tournaments against national teams, including nine games of the unofficial 1966 "Extraordinary" World Championship, five in the 1990 Goodwill Games. Note: updated through 15 September 2019 Spain national basketball team Spain national basketball team head to head Spanish Basketball Federation Spain national youth basketball teams Basketball at the Summer Olympics FIBA Basketball World Cup FIBA EuroBasket FIBA Europe official website Official website Spanish Basketball Federation website FIBA profile EuroBasket.com profile
Matthew Jones is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour where he has won once, in the 2014 Shell Houston Open. Jones has won the Emirates Australian Open twice, in 2015 and 2019. Jones was born in Sydney, he moved to the United States to attend Arizona State University where he was a first-team All-American. He turned professional in 2001. Jones joined the Nationwide Tour in 2004, but did not have a break-out year until 2007. After having only a combined 8 top-10 finishes in his first three seasons between 2004 and 2006, he matched that in one season, he had 6 top-10s in 2007, losing in two playoffs. He finished 7th on the money list and qualified to play his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2008. In his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2008, Jones found limited success, his best finish of the season was a tie for 4th at the Buick Open. He finished the season with $775,899, but did not finish inside the top 125 on the money list, leaving him with conditional status for the 2009 season.
In 2009 Jones had two top-10s, both 5th place finishes at the Buick Invitational and at the John Deere Classic. At the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in December 2009, where the top 25 finishers obtained their 2010 PGA Tour cards, Jones finished 3rd, he finished fifth at the 2010 John Deere seventh at the Quail Hollow Championship. He finished second at the Australian Open, his best result in 2011 was sixth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Jones improved in the 2013 PGA Tour season, he resulted second at the Greenbrier Classic, fifth at the Wyndham Championship, sixth at the Memorial Tournament, seventh at the John Deere Classic and eighth at the BMW Championship. He finished sixth at the Australian Open. In his 156th PGA Tour start, Jones got his first PGA Tour win at the 2014 Shell Houston Open, beating Matt Kuchar on the first playoff hole when he made a 42-yard chip in for a birdie, he had made a 46-foot putt on the 18th hole to take the match to a playoff. The win made Jones the last guaranteed entrant to the Masters and moved him to 41st in the Official World Golf Ranking.
In May he finished 17th at The Players Championship. In the 2015 PGA season, Jones finished 11th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. At the 2015 PGA Championship, Jones led the tournament by two strokes over Jason Day at the 36-hole stage, he shot rounds of 68-65 over the first two days for a total of 11-under-par. He started the third round and extended his lead to three strokes midway through the round, but ended the round poorly, dropping four strokes in his last four holes to finish five behind the 54-hole leader, Jason Day, he would end the tournament T-21. On 29 November 2015, Jones won his first title on his home PGA Tour of Australasia, with a victory in the Emirates Australian Open, one of the three Australian majors, he held off challenges by the world number one Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott to prevail by one stroke. Jones had led by three going into the final round, but dropped three shots in his opening two holes and carded a triple bogey on the ninth hole, but he recovered by shooting two under on the back nine for a 73 to claim victory by one stroke.
The win qualified Jones for the 2016 Open Championship. On 8 December 2019, Jones won the Emirates Australian Open for the second time. With this win, he became one of 14 players, including Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Peter Thomson and Jordan Spieth, who have won the Australian Open at least twice since World War II. Jones is married to the former Melissa Weber, who represented Idaho in Miss USA 2009 and has three daughters, his brother Brett is the head club professional of Due Process Stable Golf Club in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Brett played in the 2015 PGA Championship. PGA Tour playoff record CUT = missed the half-way cut WD = withdrew "T" = tied Most consecutive cuts made – 6 Longest streak of top-10s – 0 Results not in chronological order prior to 2015. QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied 2007 Nationwide Tour graduates 2009 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates 2012 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates 2017 Web.com Tour Finals graduates 2018 Web.com Tour Finals graduates Matt Jones at the PGA Tour official site Profile, Australasia PGA Tour.
Matt Jones at the Official World Golf Ranking official site Matt Jones profile, Golf Australia website.
The Yale Symphony Orchestra is a symphony orchestra at Yale University which performs in Yale's Woolsey Hall and tours internationally and domestically. The present Music Director is William Boughton; the Yale Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1965 by a small group of Yale students who sensed the need for an ensemble devoted to the performance of orchestral repertoire. It developed from Yale's Calhoun College Chamber Music Orchestra when three of its members sought to expand the orchestra to provide an opportunity for larger-scale orchestral performances. In its first campus-wide incarnation, the Yale Symphony Orchestra was known as the Yale Symphonic Society, it was composed of both undergraduates and graduate students from the Yale School of Music, in contrast to its undergraduate population today. By 1967, the campus had begun to refer to the Yale Symphonic Society as the Yale Symphony Orchestra instead, the orchestra had instated Richmond Browne as its first permanent conductor; the following years saw growth for the orchestra as former undergraduate and then-graduate student John Mauceri'67 replaced Browne as conductor in the fall of 1968.
Mauceri's adventurous programming helped the orchestra expand its membership and its popularity on campus. In 1971, the orchestra traveled to France for its first international tour; the membership of today's Yale Symphony Orchestra is composed of undergraduates, who audition in early September and are "tapped," a scaled-down version of the selection of a cappella groups, shortly thereafter. Yale Symphony Orchestra rehearsals take place twice a week for two and a half hours in Woolsey Hall; the orchestra performs five regular concerts per season, with programming varying from the traditional to the adventurous. The Halloween Show has become a campus-wide tradition; the orchestra spends the months before Halloween shooting and editing a silent film, which they screen at 11:59 p.m. on October 31 in Woolsey Hall. The orchestra plays a soundtrack with selections ranging from repertoire staples to arrangements of pop songs. Cameo appearances in the films have included actors Sarah Jessica Parker and James Franco, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, politicians John Kerry and John McCain.
On March 31, 2007, the Yale Symphony Orchestra became the first undergraduate orchestra to perform as the featured orchestra in Video Games Live. The following conductors have served as Music Directors of the Yale Symphony Orchestra: Richmond Browne, 1967–1968 John Mauceri'67, 1968–1974 C. William Harwood, 1974–1977 Robert Kapilow'75, 1977–1983 Leif Bjaland, 1983–1986 Alasdair Neale, 1986–1989 David Stern, 1989–1990 James Ross, 1990–1994 James Sinclair, 1994–1995 Shinik Hahm, 1995–2004 George Rothman, 2004–2005 Toshiyuki Shimada, 2005–2019 William Boughton, 2019-present Throughout its history, the Yale Symphony Orchestra has performed new music as well as staples of orchestral repertoire. Examples of some notable world and regional premieres are: Leonard Bernstein's Mass, 1973, European premiere Charles Ives' Three Places in New England, definitive restoration Claude Debussy's Khamma, United States premiere Benjamin Britten's The Building of the House, East Coast premiere Anthony Heinrich's The Columbiad, or Migration of American Wild Passenger Pigeons, North American premiere Marin Alsop, conductor.