Lessons of the Week from Ramin Karimloo, Kelli O’Hara and More!

first_img View Comments It’s Friday, and you know what that means… The Vampire Diaries are on! Oh, and it’s also time to revisit all of the crazy things our favorite Broadway stars have taught us over the last seven days. From Kelli O’Hara’s secret life as an architect to Andy Karl’s dreams of becoming an exercise mogul, check out everything we’ve learned below!Ramin Karimloo Dreamed of JusticeWhen Les Miz producer Cameron Mackintosh approached Ramin Karimloo about playing Jean Valjean, he initially said he wanted to play Javert instead. Wow, Ramin—why don’t you just play Fantine and Marius too? Or do your own one-man Les Miz? (Seriously. Please do this.)The Gentleman’s Gents Need Spit GuardsAfter receiving complaints that they spit too much during the show, A Gentleman’s Guide stars Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham decided to try rehearsing with giant plastic dog cones around their heads. At last, we can finally focus on the show without getting distracted!Audra McDonald Gets Drunk For ResearchBefore she takes the stage as Billie Holiday in Broadway’s Lady Day, the 50 gagillion-time Tony winner says she’s going to drink a bunch of gin to prepare for the role. And we have just the drinking buddy for her to do all of that, um, research with. Queen Lesli, you busy tonight?The Valentina Bros Have Body IssuesWhat do the cross-dressing dudes of Casa Valentina all have in common? They’re all surprised by how terrible they look in drag. Oh boys, don’t be so hard on yourselves—being pretty isn’t everything. You is smart, you is kind, you is important!Andy Karl Wants to Be Richard SimmonsNow that Andy Karl is one of the buffest dudes on Broadway, he’s ready to take his Broadway body to your living room! The Rocky hunk told us he wants to create his own home workout video…that we will definitely use for working out, not just for staring at abs and arms.James Franco Needs a NapRehearsing for a Broadway show is a huge commitment—but for multitasker James Franco, his debut in Of Mice and Men is just another item on this week’s to-do list. Poetry book? Check. New movie? Check. Workout video with Andy Karl? Please be a check.Kelli O’Hara Is a Champion Bridge BuilderIn this week’s WTF news, The Bridges of Madison County headliner Kelli O’Hara revealed to her co-star Steven Pasquale on “Ask a Star” that she actually won first prize for building a cantilevered, fully balanced model of a bridge. Overachiever.Christopher Sieber Is CursedHe was ready to play Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, but due to a hand injury, Christopher Sieber is stuck on the sidelines. Looks like the Curse of the Trunchbull has been passed on from Craig Bierko, who had to step down last year due to a shoulder injury. No more hammer throwing for you, ladies.No One Cares How Pippin’s Hair LooksWhile preparing to step into the title role in Pippin, Broadway.com vlogger Kyle Dean Massey consulted the hair department about what Pippin’s coif should look like. And to his disappointment, the prince is so low-maintenance, hair just doesn’t matter. It matters to us, Kyle Dean! It matters to us.Norm Lewis Will Make Broadway HistoryYou heard it here first, folks: Norm Lewis will fulfill his dream of becoming the first black man to play the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Now he can finally put away his Opera Populaire vision board. Help him make the Music of the Noorrrmmmm!last_img read more

Broome County Office for Aging shares advice against ‘blacktop scam’

first_imgThe office says you do the following to protect yourself from the scam: The office says they are hearing reports of the “blacktop scam.” They say the job done on the driveway is usually “poorly done” and often requires the driveway to be repaired. The scam, the office says, usually involves a person offering to repair driveways at a reduced cost. (WBNG) — The Broome County Office for Aging is warning county residents about a service scam. The Broome County Office for Aging says the blacktop scam is more common in the summertime. Be cautious of individuals and companies saying they have leftover asphalt from a previous jobBe cautious if the cost of the pavement job is very lowBe suspicious if the company is offering the service on a door-to-door basisThe office says this type of scam is usually operated by people travelling through different statesContact local officials to see if the company is licensed in your areaContact the Better Business Bureau to get a report of the company by calling 1-716-881-5222 or going to their website.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, April 9

first_imgI believe that it’s myopic and naïve for anyone to expect one person to bring positive change if the members of the different departments are not working together. That’s not to say that some weren’t.It’s important that city officials (including Schenectady City Council members) work together in coalition with the Public Safety commissioner in dealing with disgruntled employees, unions, corporate council, department heads, etc., in order for the city to move in a positive direction.Thank you, Mr. Eidens, for your service to Schenectady and its resident. I wish you all of the best in your future endeavors.Flora L. RamonowskiSchenectady Case for collusion? Connect the dotsIt’s hard for me to see any United States ties to Russia except for the Roger Stone things, and the Manafort, Cohen and the Flynn things, and the Maria Butina/NRA thing, and the Tillerson thing, and the Sessions thing, and the Kushner thing, and the Carter Page thing, and the Felix Sater thing, and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing, and the Azerbaijan thing, and the Sergey Kislyak thing, and the hack of the DNC thing, and the Guccifer 2.0 thing, and Trump’s request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing, and the Trump house sale at $100 million Russian fertilizer king thing, and the Wilbur Ross with his Cyprus bank thing, and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing, and the election hacking thing, and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing, and the Steele Dossier thing, and the Sally Yates firing thing, and Trump warning the Russians before the bombing thing, and Flynn’s Turkish lobbying paid for the Russians thing, and the Trump asking Comey for a “loyalty oath” thing, and the Trump firing Comey thing, and the finding out that Trump actually tried to fire Robert Mueller in June 2017 thing, and the lying to the American public during the campaign about having no business in Russia thing and the Ivanka super-duper Moscow hotel spa thing.So there’s probably nothing.  It’s coincidental, and those dots don’t make the picture that you are seeing.Glenn GraySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEidens’ resignation came as no surpriseI’m not surprised to read about the resignation of Public Safety Commissioner Michael C. Eidens.I don’t know why Mr. Eidens made this decision. However, when he was first hired, I was concerned that he would burn out with all of the responsibilities expected of him.Not only was Mr. Eidens expected to oversee the Schenectady police and fire departments (and their unions), but also code enforcement and possibly some additional responsibilities.I also felt that the $130,000 salary should have been higher due to Mr.  Eidens’ oversight of such important city departments. Maybe if Mr. Eidens had a magic wand?Knowing Mr. Eidens personally by working with him via the League of Women Voters’ justice committee on alternate courts, I found him to be of the highest character, working for positive change for Schenectady residents.last_img read more

Mapeley brings in Morgan Stanley to beef up PFI team

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Samsung Heavy Wins Another LNG Carrier Order

first_imgWith the latest order, Samsung Heavy has won deals valued at USD 1.3 billion so far in 2019, including seven LNG carriers. South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a deal for the construction of one more liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.According to the company’s stock exchange filing, the new order has a value of KRW 215.4 billion (USD 190.6 million).The contract comes from an undisclosed Asian shipowner and would see the shipbuilder construct and delivery the unit by the end of March 2022. World Maritime News Staffcenter_img Samsung Heavy earlier informed that its 2019 orderbook tagret was set at USD 7.8 billion, up 24 percent over last year’s orders amid a strong appetite in the newbuilding market all over the world, particularly for LNG ships and containerships.last_img read more

Real Madrid: James Rodriguez wants to join Everton this summer

first_img Loading… It is claimed that the Premier League is now the only possible destination for the Colombian international due to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the economic situation across Europe. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared Arsenal, Everton and Wolves all want to land out-of-favour Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez this summer, say Marca.Advertisement The report claims that Everton are the option that appeal to James the most with boss Carlo Ancelotti – who managed him at both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich – said to be a big factor.A report in to El Desmarque said Wolves are hoping to use their connections with super-agent Jorge Mendes, who is the representative of the Colombian international.Mendes is said to be hopeful of reducing Madrid’s asking price of €80m for the out-of-favour player and the growing financial clout of Wolves is making a move possible.Arsenal are also said to be interested in a deal and their hand could be strengthened by their negotiations for Dani Ceballos last year, with relations between the clubs said to be strong.James has started just four La Liga games for the club this season and has not featured in a single minute of league action since October’s 1-0 loss at Real Mallorca.Read Also: West Ham target Barcelona forward Martin BraithwaiteThe former Porto playmaker returned to Los Blancos last summer following a two-year loan deal at Bayern, with Atletico de Madrid and Napoli also said to be among the clubs keen on a move.James netted 15 goals and provided 20 assists in 67 games for the Bavarian club between 2017 and 2019.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Highlights of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly

first_imgIndianapolis, in. — Here are some highlights of laws passed during the 2018 Indiana General Assembly that will take effect on July 1, 2018.Savannah’s LawSavannah’s Law will allow residents to take their cars to local fire departments for carbon monoxide testing. The law was written following the 2015 death of Savannah Bettis. She was killed in a car crash that was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.Senate Enrolled Act 233This measure created a “Foster Parent Bill of Rights.” The law gives foster parents a strong voice when dealing with Indiana Department of Children’s Services and creates a panel of caregivers, foster parents and child-placing agencies to clearly define the rights and responsibilities of foster parents.House Enrolled Act 1002 House Enrolled Act 1002 is an attempt to align career and technical education programs to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs. The law also creates a grant program for working adults to continue their education.Senate Bill 24 Allows students to possess and use a topical, non-aerosol sunscreen product while on school property or at a school sponsored event or activity without being required to: (1) have a physician’s note or prescription; or (2) store the topical, non-aerosol sunscreen product in a specific location; if the product is regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use for the purpose of limiting ultraviolet light-induced skin damage. It also allows school personnel to assist a student in applying the sunscreen if the school has written permission from the student’s parent.House Bill 1116 Allows a dental hygienist to practice dental hygiene in a location, and without supervision under an access practice agreement with an access practice dentist. Services are provided under an access practice agreement, the access practice dentist will be available to provide emergency communication and consultation with the dental hygienist. The hygenist who provides services under an access practice agreement is required to maintain malpractice liability insurance.Senate Bill 158 Prohibits the act of performing or offering to perform scleral tattooing (Eye Tattoos), but provides an exception for the act of a licensed health care professional when the act is performed in the scope of the health care professional’s practice.Purple Paint LawBeginning July 1, 2018 if you see purple paint on a fence post or tree it means DO NOT ENTER!Here are the particulars about House Bill 1233:If purple paint is on a tree, it must be a vertical line of at least eight inches long with the bottom of the mark at least three feet, but not more than five feet from the ground. The mark shall not be more than 100 feet from the nearest other marked tree.If the mark is a post it must cover the top two inches of the post, with the bottom of the mark at least three feet but not more than five feet, six inches from the ground. The marked post must not be more than 36 feet from the nearest other marked post.The Purple Paint Law also protects property owners near public access trails.House Enrolled Act 1007This law expands the number opioid addiction treatment centers to 27, and insures Hoosiers are within a one hour drive for treatment.Senate Bill 262 Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to issue a handicapped permanent parking placard to a disabled Hoosier veteran when requested.House Bill 1309Requires sexual harassment prevention instruction to be provided annually to members of the general assembly and the personnel subcommittee of the legislative council (subcommittee) must prepare and submit recommended sexual harassment prevention policies governing legislators to the legislative council. The legislative council must approve the sexual harassment policies not later than November 20, 2018.Senate Bill 327 Allows county election boards to apply for reimbursement from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office for election and polling place security.House Bill 1358 Intersection safety study. Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee the task of studying safety at certain intersections not controlled by a traffic signal and drainage along rural roads.Senate Bill 44Provides that expenditures for contraband detection equipment are permissible expenditures of money in a patients’ recreation fund, students’ recreation fund, or inmates’ recreation fund maintained by a psychiatric, benevolent, penal, or correctional institution.Senate Bill 178 Sand taken from the bed or from under the bed of Lake Michigan pursuant to a permit from the department of natural resources (DNR) may only be deposited on the beach of Lake Michigan and may not be removed to any other place or used for any other purpose.Senate Bill 236 Designates Pyractomena angulata, also known as “Say’s Firefly”, as the official state insect of Indiana.Senate Bill 301 Allows expanded criminal history checks instead of certain background checks and criminal history checks for home health care workers. Prohibits an expanded criminal history check to include certain criminal history information. Provides that an expanded criminal history check satisfies the division of aging’s criminal history requirements.last_img read more

Hudson wins career first IMCA Modified feature at Shawano

first_imgBy Scott Owen SHAWANO, Wis. (May 24) – Cody Hudson won his first career IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature while Kyle Frederick remained unbeaten in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action Friday at Shawano Speedway. The rookie Hudson, last season’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod track champion at Shawano, started outside the first row in the feature and never looked back. He led all 20 laps en route to the victory. The best action of the race was behind the leader. John Berna held off Marcus Yarie to come home in second, while Jamie Schmidt, Johnny Whitman, and Jerry Wilinski had a spirited battle for positions fourth through sixth. Ray DePew drove like a man possessed during the opening laps of the Stock Car main. DePew took the lead on lap one using the high groove to his advantage while Vern Stedjee and BJ Giese applied early pressure. John Heinz passed Giese to move into second then caught DePew for the lead on lap six. DePew passed Heinz back on lap eight to put his machine out in front again. Exiting turn two on the following lap Heinz moved to the inside of DePew. The two cars made contact as they raced down the back stretch. Giese capitalized on the contact out front to grab the lead. On lap ten, with Giese leading, Frederick moved to the second spot. Giese continued to run the high line through the turns to stay out in front of the race. rederick stayed right with Giese. On lap 19, Frederick made the pass on Giese to take over the lead. Frederick scored the victory, his third in a row to open the season and Giese finished a strong second. Mike Schmidt took third after DePew spun on the final lap.The Northern SportMod feature saw Jordan Barkholtz grab the lead on the opening lap. Jason Jach, Lucas Lamberies, Tracy Wassenberg and Joey Taycher quickly joined Barkholtz in a five-car breakaway. Taycher, Barkholtz and Jach went three-wide for the lead on lap eight with Taycher using the outside pass near the wall to take the lead in the race.Barkholtz continued to run in second. A caution after a wild spin by Kevin Bethke on the front stretch slowed the race on lap 10. Wassenberg also pulled off the track during the caution due to mechanical woes. As the race resumed Taycher continued to lead with Lucas Lamberies in second. Taycher went on to score his first win of the year followed by Lamberies, Jach, and a strong fourth place finish by Brandon Nygaard. Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Spectator Eliminators will be back in action. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.netlast_img read more

Thrasher wins again at Southern Iowa Speedway

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 15) – Mother Nature ruled last week, but Frostbuster winner Danny Thrasher picked up right where he left off two weeks ago at Southern Iowa Speedway.Thrasher led the distance and held off several challenges from Jamie Songer to take the Pepsi Cola IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win Wednesday evening. Bill Bonnett got by Songer for second coming to the checkers.Jacob Murray scored the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds victory despite the best efforts of hard-charging Carter VanDenBerg and Jimmy Gustin.Zack Vanderbeek worked his way from seventh starting to second and finally made the pass of Damon Murty for the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car lead on lap eight.Vanderbeek held on to win despite a restart with four circuits to go. Cayden Carter got by Damon Murty on lap 15 to take second.Fifth starting Curtis VanDerWal took the lead at the start and pulled away from the pack in topping the KBOE Radio Northern SportMod main event.Brett Lowry ran second the entire distance. Brayton Carter was third.Trent Orwig made what proved to be the right move on lap 10 to take the Mach-1 Sport Compact win. Bill Whalen Jr. settled for second and Matt Moore completed the top three.Next Wednesday will be the draw/redraw Southern Iowa Chassis Hobby Stock Special. Hobby Stocks will race for $500 to win.last_img read more

Stien sprints to Arlington checkers

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (June 18) – Michael Stien was the second and final leader in Saturday’s 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.Justin Allen was the early frontrunner until a yellow came out on lap five. On the restart, the sev­enth starting Stien got by for the lead. Allen stayed right on his tail throughout the race to take second and Jesse Cripe was third.A late caution gave Clint Hatlestad the chance he was waiting for as he passed Tyler Limoges on the last lap to win the MN 93 IMCA Modified main. Limoges was the runner-up while Tyler Mecl of Ari­zona took third from his 12th place start.Dan Mackenthun edged past Jeff McCollum on lap 11 to take the B & B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car lead with Ken Tietz alongside. In the end, Mackenthun won with Tietz taking second ahead of McCollum.The Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks saw a repeat winner as Cory Probst worked his way to the front from 10th starting. Matt Olson and Brian Loscheider rounded out the top three.Kris Zuhlsdorf started 11th and prevailed in the caution-marred Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Tim Bergerson was second and third was Tony Rialson.The Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts saw a repeat feature winner in Kyren Porter. She ran se­cond for the duration of the laps and was promoted to first when the apparent winner was disquali­fied in post-race tech. Taking second was Alan Lahr and third went to Scott Porter.last_img read more