Odds & Ends: Christina Hendricks Eyes B’way-Aimed Whorl & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Christina Hendricks Eyes Broadway-Aimed WhorlMad Men standout Christina Hendricks will lead an industry reading of the Broadway-aimed Whorl Inside a Loop on April 29. Penned by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, Scott starred in a successful run of the show off-Broadway last year. Co-directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer and Scanlan, Whorl follows a well-regarded actress who agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men’s maximum-security prison. We will keep you updated!Norm Lewis added to Darren Criss’ Mermaid LineupBeyond our wildest dreams! Tony nominee Norm Lewis will reprise his Broadway role as King Triton in the all-star The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl. The previously announced event, which is set to also feature Darren Criss, Tituss Burgess and Rebel Wilson, has added a third performance, and will now play June 6 as well as June 3 and June 4.Damien Molony Set for No Man’s LandDamien Molony (Ripper Street) will complete the casting of the West End’s No Man’s Land, taking on the role of Foster. Starring the previously announced Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Owen Teale, the production is scheduled to run at the Wyndham’s Theatre September 8 through December 17 following a U.K. tour. Harold Pinter’s classic will be helmed by Sean Mathias.Watch Hamilton Cast’s Sweeney ToddThe company of gargantuan Broadway hit Hamilton took top honors at this year’s Easter Bonnet Competition for transforming their opening number into an homage to Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda’s bloodcurdling portrayal of the demon barber of Fleet Street as his fellow cast members retell the tale below. God, that’s Good! Christina Hendricks(Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

‘Extremely Rare’ Humpback Whale Sightings In Long Island Sound [Video]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Boaters navigating the Long Island Sound last Saturday received the experience of a lifetime—three humpback whales going about their business, occasionally slapping their gigantic flukes on the serene waves or jumping completely out of the water to onlookers’ delight. Passengers on a commercial fishing trip-turned-whale watch in the Sound near Huntington were treated to a show, as one of the humpbacks, an endangered species known for its distinctive white pectoral fins, breached the water several times. Captain James Schneider of James Joseph Fishing witnessed the two adults and baby. “All three actually swam right under my boat,” he says. “I could see them on the fishing monitor.”Humpbacks are a rather acrobatic species. Although it seems they breach, or throw two-thirds or more of their bodies out of the water, to be photogenic, the real reason is most likely communication, say experts. When the whales breach or slap their flukes or flippers on the water, “the sound can be heard over long distances underwater,” explains Jennifer Goebel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service. Male humpbacks are also known for their comprehensive, enigmatic songs. Humpbacks are no stranger to New York’s waters, but “we generally do not get reports of sightings in Long Island Sound,” explains Rachel Bosworth of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. Saturday’s extraordinary viewings came on the heels of a previous sighting near Milford, Conn. in August and another earlier this month near Port Washington. The Sound’s food supply has been attracting unusual marine life, such as the trio of beluga whales the Press first noted back in May. Goebel called the beluga sighting an “extremely rare occurrence.” The food increase in the Sound might also explain dolphins that Captain Schneider has been seeing weekly and a sea turtle he witnessed three days ago.The enforcement of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, which protect animals and their habitats, is another reason such an unusual array of sea creatures has been visiting the Sound. “The protections afforded to humpbacks under these acts has contributed to their recovery, as has nearly 50 years of international prohibitions on commercial whaling,” explains Goebel. This led to NOAA’s Fisheries Service proposal to remove the humpback from the endangered species list, a victory for conservationists. Authorities advise to keep at least 150 feet away from whales in the wild—sage advice, given that the humpback averages 25 to 40 tons and up to 60 feet.last_img read more

Buy a Gold Coast property and get a luxury car thrown in with the sale

first_imgThis Audi R8 is being thrown in with the sale of 64 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands.LUXURY cars are being offered with prestige Gold Coast mansions in a bid to win over buyers.The latest property to hit the market is at 64 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands includes an Audi R8 “as a gift”.With four levels and a sophisticated design, the waterfront mansion has a price tag of $5.75 million. 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. Vendor David Harris is throwing in his Tesla electric car for free with his eco-mansion at 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. Picture: John GassThe gimmick is not new with other homeowners opting to throw in luxury cars with their Gold Coast properties in years gone by.Last month, a Mudgeeraba eco-mansion hit the market with a rare Tesla electric car, thrown in for free with the sale.The property at 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba is on the market for $3.98 million through Kollosche Prestige Agents.center_img More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago64 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara said the vendor decided to throw his vehicle in with the sale instead of selling it privately.“It’s just something different to do and it will be a gift to the buyer,” Mr Kara said.last_img read more

NKT to Link Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup

first_imgNKT has been awarded a turnkey project from Lundin Norway for the 132 kV high-voltage power cable connecting the Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform to the Johan Sverdrup field center in the North Sea. The power cable solution will finalize the Utsira High Power Hub Project to power several oil and gas fields with renewable power from shore.The connection of the two installations enables Lundin to benefit from the already planned power link in conjunction with phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development.The link connecting Johan Sverdrup phase 2 to the onshore power grid is currently under development by NKT.“We are pleased to be working with Lundin Norway for the first time supporting their dedicated work to reduce the environmental impact of the oil and gas production with power from shore. With the connection of the two platforms, we confirm our strong market position in the oil and gas segment and the importance of our reliability in terms of cable and installation quality. We are proud to support the growing industry focus on reducing the CO2 emissions having a key differentiator in our ability to provide the most energy efficient offshore installation driven by the capabilities of our cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria,” says Andreas Berthou, executive vice president and head of HV Solutions in NKT.The high-voltage power cable project connecting Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup 2 is expected to be commissioned in 2022. The project will complete the Utsira High Power Hub Project aiming to electrify the oil and gas fields Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg located on Utsira High in the North Sea.last_img read more

Handumanan stabbing lands man in hospital

first_imgTagged suspect was 22-year-old LinoAguilar of Barangay Alijis, it added. BACOLOD City – In a hospital was where aresident of Barangay Handuman landed after getting stabbed.  Police investigations showed Jocel wasstanding in front a store when Lino without apparent reason attacked him usinga bladed weapon around 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 22. Emergency responders give first aid to stabbing victim Jocel Aguilar in Barangay Handuman, Bacolod City on Feb. 22. The victim was later brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital. BCPOcenter_img The 20-year-old Jocel Aguilar wasrecuperating at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital inthis city. He sustained stab wounds on the body, a police report showed. Officers of Police Station 10 conducteda manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after the incident./PNlast_img read more

SIEOC: Grant Assists Local Families

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation, which serves Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland counties, is gearing up for their Energy Assistance program beginning Nov., 4.The Energy Assistance program is a federally funded block grant offered through the United States Department of Health & Human Services and administered through the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.The program assists low-income families with the high cost of home energy.According to the SIEOC, if you think you are within the following guidelines, contact their office.Number in Household    Monthly Income    Annual Income1                                         $1,436.25               $17,235.002                                           1,938.75                23,265.003                                           2,441.25                 29,295.004                                           2,943.75                35,325.005                                           3,446.25                 41,355.006                                           3,948.75                 47,385.007                                           4,451.25                 53,415.008                                            4,953.75                59,445.00Each additional member add:    502.50              6,030.00Contact the office for more detailed information, as they are multiple items needed during the time of application.SEIOC’s main office is located at 110 Importing Street in Aurora, and they also have a satellite office at 528 Main Street, Brookville. SEIOCcan be reached at 812-926-1585 or toll free 888-292-5475last_img read more

GAPLF Raw Nationals Rahim, Oudit emerge overall winners

first_img… Immadeen, Oudit rewrite National recordsAFTER intense competition between strong men and women at the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation’s (GAPLF) Raw Nationals Championships last Sunday, Vijai Rahim (74kg) and Lisa Oudit (84kg) emerged as the overall winners.In the male segment of the competition, where there were more competitors, there was a battle of strength between the newcomers and the seasoned lifters.In the end, Rahim clinched the overall title after garnering the highest wilks points – a total of 476.722 through his 7.5kg squat, 137.5kg bench press and his 272.5 deadlift, which totalled 637.5kg.He scored in the open category for his weight class, beating Donnell Perry whose total was 100kg less than Rahim’s.Berbice powerlifting pride and team member of the Guyanese contingent that participated in the Pan American championships earlier this year, Arif Immadeen, took part in this competition too, seeking to be the victor.He was able to total 383.975 wilks points and 485kg after his 175kg squat, 95kg benchpress and 215 deadlift, scoring first place in the junior 66kg category but was beaten in the open category by Derran Harris from the Hardcore Gym who lifted a 500kg, with 392.6 wilks points. Nevertheless, Immadeen wrote the 66kg junior records with his squat, deadlift and total.In the 53kg weight class, Neezam Deepan was able to lift a total of 215kg, amassing 260.881 wilks points, making him the male junior and open champion. And in the 59kg class, Navindra Tamasar edged past Dwayne Welch with his 442.5kg total and 387.188 wills points.Brandon Badal, Johnny Seecharran and Hardat Tarson scored the top positions in the sub-junior, junior and open categories respectively in the 83kg class.. However, in the open category here, Tarson topped second place winner Phillip Romalho and third-place holder VIckram Panday with his 585kg total.Joseph Stoll and Feroze Hussain fought in the 93kg class, and in the end, Hussain beat Stoll in the open category with his 527.5kg total and 333.380 wilks points versus Stoll’s 412.5kg and 262.433 points. Christoper Richards was the only competitor in the 105Kg class, and he amassed a total of 620kg and 379.378 wilks points.Finally, Colin ‘Mr Clean’ Chesney from the Upper Demerara Barbell Club garnered 445.625 wilks points and a total of 775kg after his 317.5kg squat, 167.5 benchpress and his 290kg deadlift.Though comprising fairly new powerlifters, the distaff side of the competition brought the heat with the females battling for supremacy.Lisa Oudit, sole female competitor in the 84kg weight class, placed first in the open category for her weight class and emerged the overall winner of the competition.Buddy’s Gym lifter erased the national squat, benchpress, deadift and total records set by Jackquelyn Toney in this weight class after she managed a 130.5kg squat, 60.5kg benchpress and a 135.5Kg deadlift which totalled 326.5kg and 304.429 wilks points. With this score, she erased the chances of her competitors.However, Grace Babb was able to cop first place in the female 72kg open and junior categories with 297.192 wilk points and a total of 290kg after her 107.5kg squat, 45kg benchpress and 137.5kg deadlift.Following closely behind in the open category was Mekdeci, with a wilks points total of 277.368 and a total of 280kg and then Blossom Babb took third place with a total of 192.5kg and 191.287 wilks points.President of the GAPLF, Ed Caesar, remarked that the athletes displayed a high degree of sportsmanship and proved that the local lifters can be “world record holders”.With the completion of this event, the next highly anticipated powerlifting event will be the Seniors championships, set for later this year.last_img read more

Moses Voted Man-of-the-Match as Chelsea Beats ‘Boro to Move Top

first_imgSuper Eagles’ forward, Victor Moses, wants Chelsea to hold on to top spot for the rest of the Premier League season following their 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough yesterday.Diego Costa’s 10th league goal of the season at the Riverside Stadium gave Antonio Conte’s side a sixth top-flight win in a row and took them a point clear of Liverpool and Manchester City in the standings.And Moses, who was named man-of-the-match as he continued his exceptional run of form, is determined to stay ahead of the chasing pack between now and next May.“The Premier League is harder every season, so we just want to make sure we stay on top now,” he told Sky Sports.“We showed a lot of character today. In the second half they came at us but we were really strong at the back.“I’m delighted to be in the first 11. I just want to keep on enjoying my form.“I’ve been on loan three times, but we’ve got a good manager here who wants to give the young players a chance, so I just want to stay in the starting 11 now.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jim Boeheim on Mike Hopkins: ‘He’s like a son to me’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ When Mike Hopkins told Jim Boeheim that he had “an unbelievable opportunity” at the University of Washington, Boeheim was only happy for his former player and 22-year assistant coach, Boeheim said Monday afternoon.Hopkins accepted UW’s head coach position on Sunday afternoon, leaving Syracuse with a vacant assistant coach spot and a looming question about the program’s future since Hopkins had been named the team’s head coach-designate and planned to take over for Boeheim after next season. But despite the cloud of uncertainty that came with Hopkins’ departure, Boeheim was happy for him.“I was so happy because he was happy. That was my only thought. Mike Hopkins is like a son to me,” Boeheim said. “… He’s meant a huge amount to Syracuse basketball and through the years.”Syracuse’s season ended earlier on Saturday when it lost to Mississippi in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Only one season remained until Boeheim’s planned retirement. But once Hopkins left for the Huskies, SU Director of Athletics John Wildhack contacted Boeheim and offered a contract extension, both said Monday afternoon. They declined to discuss the terms of the contract.The plan for Boeheim to step down after the 2017-18 season was announced by Chancellor Kent Syverud in a campus-wide email on March 18, 2015. About three months later, Syverud announced Hopkins would replace Boeheim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Wildhack was hired in July 2016, he knew it’d be part of his job to ensure a smooth transition from Hopkins to Boeheim. The 41-year head coach cooperated with the transition, Wildhack said, even though Boeheim said he didn’t want the initial three-year limit to be made public.Prior to Hopkins leaving, Boeheim said his plan was “set in stone” that he’d retire after next season.While the plan didn’t come to fruition, Boeheim and Wildhack are appreciative of Hopkins’ time with SU and wished him well on Monday. Boeheim disputed the idea that replacing a Hall of Famer would have been problematic for Hopkins.“That’s what the normal perception is, but it’s not true if he’s good,” Boeheim said. “Mike is good. Mike would have done well here. I have no question about that. Because he’s good.”In the past several years, Hopkins had been in the mix for several head coaching jobs, including the Southern California job in 2013, but didn’t land one that he wanted until the Washington opening.While Boeheim served an NCAA-mandated, nine-game suspension last season, Hopkins filled in as the Orange’s interim head coach.“I’d been preparing to be a head coach for 20 years,” Hopkins said after his first game as interim head coach. “That’s always what I wanted to be and I always visualized myself doing it.”Now he gets the chance to fulfill his goal even though it doesn’t come at SU, like expected. Boeheim said he was glad for Hopkins to accomplish that regardless of Syracuse’s future being temporarily in question.“He got an opportunity that’s a tremendous opportunity to build a program. I think that was appealing to him,” Boeheim said. “I talked to him two or three times today about things that he’s going and trying to do. We are like father and son in a lot of ways. I’ll be asking him things and he’ll be asking me things from now on. I think in his mind, this was a great new opportunity.” Comments Published on March 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

Tipp footballers have ‘a lot of potential’

first_imgLiam Kearns is praising those who lined out in the McGrath Cup defeats to Kerry yesterday and Clare just over two weeks ago.However, the Tipp boss was without many of the personnel he’d hope to have available later in the year for both the Nationa League and championship in these tournament games.He also says he’s delighted with the efforts of the players during his reign so far.last_img