Astin made his Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and starred in the recently canceled TBS sitcom Ground Floor (where he made a pretty decent Elphaba, for what it’s worth). In addition to Pitch Perfect and the upcoming sequel, his screen credits include 21 & Over and Hamlet 2. He also starred in the 2010 Hollywood Bowl production of Rent. View Comments The pilot is penned by David Windsor and Casey Johnson, who also serve as executive producers alongside Dan Fogelman, Aaron Kaplan, Mike Tollin and Peter Gruber. Stage and screen favorite Skylar Astin will headline an untitled NBA-themed pilot from ABC. Before you picture him on the court, though, keep reading. According to Variety, the Spring Awakening vet will play a wimpy, non-athletic teaching assistant who is recruited as an translator and mentor to a non-English speaking player from Botswana. Further casting and a timeline for the series have not yet been announced.
Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 New York Spring Spectacular Related Shows Nailed it! Tony winner Laura Benanti is currently headlining Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spring Spectacular and no amount of payphone choreo or stripteasing could prepare her for all that face-kicking. Take a look at this hysterical video as Benanti, decked out in her finest hot pink spandex, rehearses with the famed Rockettes, with a little help from co-star/Dance Doctor (why don’t we all call him Dance Doctor?!) Derek Hough. Catch the dancers—Benanti included, obviously—in the new show through May 3! View Comments Laura Benanti
(Photo: Caitin McNaney, Emilio Madrid-Kuser, SMOG Design & Brian Bowen Smith) The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.It’s the most wonderful time of the year: time for Broadway’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2016! People magazine named Moana star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as their Sexiest Man Alive, but we want to know which Great White Way gent has your heart. Last year, Hamilton heartthrob Leslie Odom Jr. garnered the coveted title. Keep in mind that we are only considering performers who are currently on Broadway. As tough as this may be, it’s a lot of fun, too. We can’t wait for the ranking to begin! Broadway.com Site Producer Joanne Villani kicked things off with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Comments
Report: Trump Is Worse for Coal Than Obama Was FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Axios:The Brattle Group’s analysis, which was presented to the Energy Bar Association Tuesday, highlights a major tension running through Trump’s pro-fossil fuel initiatives: Helping coal is tougher when you’re supporting natural gas too.What they examined: Brattle forecast the production and employment effect of pro-coal policies, like killing EPA’s big power industry climate rule and rolling back mining regulations, in concert with the Trump administration’s wider support of fossil fuels.The bottom line: Combined with policies that affect oil-and-gas producers, like making more areas available for drilling and cutting royalties, Trump’s overall approach (the “pro-fossil” case) is actually forecast to be worse for coal than the Obama policy baseline.The gritty details: The report shows that the across-the-board support for fossil fuels will cut coal production by 220 million tons in 2020 and 210 million tons in 2030 compared with the Obama baseline, leading to net mining employment losses of 13,000-16,000 jobs.Yes, but: Like any effort to predict the future, a few dollops of caution are warranted here, and the presentation notes that the findings are “preliminary results” based on “what if” scenarios.Wild card: Those potential outcomes do not include the effect of the new Energy Department proposal to bolster revenues for coal and nuclear plants in some markets based on their “resilience and reliability” contribution to the grid.Whether and how much the proposal would bolster coal-fired power generation depends on variables including gas prices and how exactly the policy would be structured under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an independent agency.More: Modeling Trump’s coal conundrum
A happy Friday to our readers. Here are some videos to kick off your Easter Weekend:1. You sure did, buddy.An instant classic to get your weekend started on the right foot, unlike this guy. Although you can’t beat his attitude.2. AwakeningHere is a cool regional video of some bouldering action near Sugarloaf Mountain, Md. Backing music is slightly NSFW, but we’re all adults here, maybe.Awakening from Robin Close on Vimeo.3. Sketchy LineAs you may have read, gravity riding is becoming uber-popular on the East Coast. Although downhill MTB’s roots are in British Columbia, Utah can claim at least a piece of the hardcore action. Here is pro freeskier KC Deane ripping sketchy lines in the desert. Not bad for a guy who broke his back in 201o, and doesn’t even, like, mountain bike that much.KC Deane edit from steven lloyd on Vimeo.We do our best to bring you the finest web clips and videos the internet has to offer. If you have something you would like to submit to Clips of the Week, please leave a note in the comments or email [email protected]
By Dialogo July 15, 2015 Given the ineptitude and corruption of policemen now the armed forces have to start all over again to look for this criminal who had already been arrested. ALBERTO DE SANTA ANNA MACHADO, Venezuelan DRUG MANAGER, linked to DRUG TRAFFICKER WALID MAKLED who was caught in Colombia at the beginning of 2011, was extradited to Venezuela implicated in drug trafficking and money laundering cases, and was considered to be one of the 5 most wanted drug traffickers in the world. The Military and police are deploying Troops and law enforcement agents in strategic locations throughout the country and using all their technological and intelligence capabilities to find and recapture the drug kingpin. “Several Mexican states have deployed special security operations in coordination with the federal forces to support the recapture of El Chapo,” said Javier Oliva Posada, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “About 2,000 Armed Forces Troops and elements of the Federal Police are specifically assigned to the search,” Mendoza Mora said. The Sinaloa Cartel is the largest of these transnational criminal organizations; it has extensive drug trafficking networks not only in Mexico and the U.S. but around the world, including in Central America. Some of those connections come through El Chapo. Law enforcement officials in Guatemala captured him in 1993, and he was subsequently extradited to Mexico and sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking charges. However, in 2001 El Chapo escaped from prison allegedly hidden in a laundry cart. He remained on the run until February 2014, when Mexican Marines and police captured him in the beachfront city of Mazatlan. The hunt for El Chapo extends beyond Mexico’s borders; the Mexican government is working with the security forces of partner nations to track down the drug lord. The Guatemalan Armed Forces and Federal Police have launched an extensive operation to look for El Chapo, whose Sinaloa Cartel conducts drug trafficking operations in the Central American country. Before Mexican Marines captured him in Mazatlan in Feburary 2014, the drug kingpin was known to spend some of his time in Guatemala. The country’s Military and police are being deployed to checkpoints along the Mexico-Guatemala border, and are also looking for the drug kingpin at airports, bus terminals, and seaports, said Carlos Mendoza Mora, a consultant with Strategic Project Consulting, a private firm in Mexico City. Mexican police and Military units are engaged in a massive manhunt for escaped drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, closing down the nearest airport and sending hundreds of police and Armed Forces Troops to comb the area around the Altiplano prison, about 55 miles west of Mexico City. “We have implemented a number of measures in collaboration with the international community. We are in close communication with the United States, Belize and Guatemala, mainly, who have expanded their surveillance to monitor the possible entry into their territories,” said Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong. “Also, at the request of the Government of Mexico, the Interpol has issued a search alert activates protocols of detention in more than 100 countries.” The United States, which cooperates with Mexico and other countries in the Americas in the fight against international drug trafficking, has also offered to help Mexico capture El Chapo. “The U.S. government stands ready to work with our Mexican partners to provide any assistance that may help support his swift recapture,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. Mexico’s campaign against organized crime The Mexican government has achieved a number of notable successes against the Sinaloa Cartel and other Mexican transnational criminal organizations in recent years. Those include the 2012 killing by Military forces of the head of the violent Los Zetas Cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, also known as “The Executioner, “Lazca,” and “Z-3;” the 2013 arrest of The Executioner’s successor as leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40;” and the 2013 killing by Mexican Marines of Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza, also known as “El Macho Prieto,” a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel. Since the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel escaped Saturday night (July 11), the Mexican National Security Comission, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Navy, the office of the Attorney General (PGR) and the Center for Research and National Security, an intelligence agency that reports to the Secretary of Interior, have launched a comprehensive and coordinated search for El Chapo. International cooperation Federal Police and Soldiers are intensely monitoring vehicles on hundreds of roads and are also looking for the organized crime leader at airports, seaports, and border crossings. The Mexican government is offering a $3.8 million (60 million pesos) reward for information leading to the capture of the fugitive. But the capture of El Chapo in early 2014 was the crown jewel of the government’s campaign to capture or kill the leaders of violent Mexican organized crime groups. “The United States, Central American countries and international police agencies are all looking for (El Chapo),” Oliva Posada said. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article.
The largest number of samples arrived at the tenth jubilee evaluation of the World of Malvasia, which is traditionally held a month before Vinistra, this year from 17 to 19 April. A total of 627 samples were registered for the informal world championship of the most famous Istrian variety, of which 270 samples of Malvasia from seven countries – 207 samples from Croatia, 37 samples from Italy, 11 samples from Slovenia, nine from Spain, four samples from Greece and one sample each from Portugal and Montenegro.312 samples of other wines, 28 samples of strong alcoholic beverages and 17 samples of oil also arrived at the competition. The evaluation is traditionally held at the Parentium Plava Laguna hotel at a high professional level with the professional support of the Polytechnic of Rijeka, the Agricultural Department of Poreč and the IT support of the e-computing company.”I have been the president of the evaluation committee for five years, and my role is to ensure that the evaluation takes place regularly and at a high professional level, and to encourage judges to recognize excellence. It’s great that I’ve noticed a big increase in recent years in the quality of samples, so this year, between as many as 270 samples, I can already say that there are great wines. “, said Caroline Gilby, Master of Wine, Chair of the World Malvasia Evaluation Committee.The biggest star of this year’s event is the legendary Steven Spurrier, a British wine critic and winemaker, a great lover of Istria and Istrian wines.Steven Spurrier is coming to Istria”The results will be made public as part of this year’s Vinistra, which will be held from 11 to 13 May in the Žatika Hall in Poreč. We expect about 130 exhibitors, most of which are Istrian winemakers. The partner country is Austria, so visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the excellent wines of Austrian exhibitors. The constant increase in the number of samples of indigenous varieties that arrive for evaluation World of Malvasia, the rising level of quality of these samples and every year some new young winemakers is a confirmation that we are doing a good job and that Istria can stand on equal footing with the world’s most famous wine regions”, Said Nikola Benvenuti, President of Vinistra. Benvenuti was extremely pleased to announce the arrival of the legendary British critic and winemaker Steven Spurrier, a great friend of Istria and Istrian winemakers, the man most deserving of the democratization of the world’s wine regions. After his Paris tasting in 1976, nothing was the same.Symbol of Poreč and IstriaRonald Korotaj, a member of the Management Board of Plava Laguna, pointed out that this hotel has become a true partner of Vinistra over the years, and together they promote authenticity and originality, emphasizing Istrian wines that are best enjoyed where they are made – in Istria and Porec. “The second week in May, the people of Poreč traditionally reserve for Vinistra, which has become one of the symbols of the city and Istria. As a citizen of Poreč, I remember the beginnings of Vinistra, which 25 years ago was a small event, and today has the power of the most important wine event in the region.”, Said Loris Peršurić, Mayor of Poreč.Nenad Velenik, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Poreč, commented on the last tourist year, which was a record with 3,4 million overnight stays, and this year an increase of about one percent is expected. “In Poreč, the emphasis is on the pre and post season, developing facilities and projects that increasingly attract guests at a time of year when the sea and sun are not the primary motive for arrival, and here Vinistra fits perfectly and is definitely the highest quality event in Istria. indoors”, Said the director of the Tourist Board of the city of Porec.</p>
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However, the HBS as envisaged by EIOPA would impose solvency requirements or minimum funding levels, or act as a risk-management tool.In an interview with IPE, Bernardino said a harmonised system across the EU would allow cross-border funds to be in deficit, as long as they complied with the HBS framework.“If you want to remove the cross-border fully funded requirement, there needs to a be a higher level of harmonisation,” he said. “When you do these [HBS] consultations, you push people to think about the real economic elements of pension funds.“And if EIOPA does this, then we will have influenced the way the sustainability of pension schemes is addressed.”In October, the authority published a consultation providing six frameworks for the HBS, each either imposing solvency requirements or a minimum funding level, or presented as a risk-management tool.Bernardino said the risk-management tool would come with some funding consequences.The idea of solvency requirements for pension funds was initially expected to be included in the IORP II Directive, before being dropped by then commissioner Michel Barnier, after protests from several governments.However, the idea lived on, with EIOPA working on the HBS outside European Commission influence.“There is an intrinsic value in the work EIOPA is doing,” Bernardino said.“Cross-border pension funds highlight the true nature of the European internal market.“[But a cross-border] pension fund still has to report to countries in different fashions – it is completely sub-optimal.“If we move towards a sufficient, minimum level of harmonisation on technical provisions or solvency, we can have a better consistency and convergence, and there will be huge cost benefits.”The consultation runs until 13 January 2015.Bernardino also said its consultation on the HBS had not been done with an outcome in mind, and that the authority’s main aim was to be challenged by the industry.“We are open, and this is why we are consulting,” he said.“You need to have an idea, but the one I have is not a choice between framework one or framework six – it is to listen.”To read the full interview with Gabriel Bernardino, click here or see December’s issue of IPE magazine Cross-border funding rules for European pension funds could be relaxed by using the harmonised holistic balance sheet (HBS) model, the EU-wide regulator has suggested.Gabriel Bernardino, chairman at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), said the consulted-on HBS would allow pension funds to operate across borders while running a deficit.Current rules stipulate that cross-border schemes must always have enough assets to match liabilities.Plans to encourage the growth of cross-border pension funds among multi-national companies have suffered, as they pose too much capital risk for corporate sponsors.
The UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center (PPC) has launched a new project which will monitor the offshore wind industry in the United States and analyze its economic development and workforce implications.The Offshore Wind Economics Project (OSWEP) will focus on developing actionable insights designed to inform evidence-based policymaking and maximize the economic and community benefits associated with current and future offshore wind developments in Massachusetts and beyond.According to UMass Dartmouth, OSWEP builds on the expertise of the faculty associated with the PPC who has conducted studies of the Massachusetts Maritime Economy in collaboration with the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council, as well as on Vineyard Wind‘s proposed offshore wind projects in Massachusetts and Connecticut.In addition, the project is expected to contribute to the economic and workforce implications of the 1,600MW solicitation currently underway in Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Bristol Community College, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (forthcoming).“While offshore wind research is frequently associated with engineers, oceanographers, and other natural scientists, it has become clear that there are a number of significant and high stakes issues that require the sustained attention of social scientists and policy analysts,” said Elise Korejwa, OSWEP Project Manager and Senior Research Associate at the Public Policy Center.Korejwa believes the states and regions that will benefit most from the offshore wind industry are those with the port infrastructure, skilled workforce, and proximity to the wind resources, which are required to attract developers and capture the benefits of the domestic manufacturing supply chain.“Community leaders, economic and workforce development practitioners, and policymakers will need actionable data and analysis in order to quickly and effectively respond to these opportunities. That is what OSWEP is designed to provide.”
Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them West Ham fans taunted their opponents by wearing Tevez masks and chanted his name when the clubs drew 1-1 at the London Stadium in October. And the visitors can expect a hostile reception in tonight’s return. Moyes, who returned to West Ham last month following Manuel Pellegrini’s sacking, said: “I am sure it does still rankle up there. “But if I were a Sheffield United supporter I would be looking at this new generation, this new era. It will be the Hammers’ first visit to Bramall Lane since the Tevez scandal which has sparked a bitter 14-year feud between the clubs. The Blades took West Ham to court over their controversial signing of Tevez and Javier Mascherano in August 2006. And the East London club ended up paying an out-of-court settlement of £20million in compensation to their rivals. The Irons were also fined £5.5m by the Premier League for breaching rules on third-party ownership. But they avoided a points deduction after Tevez had helped them avoid relegation at the South Yorkshiremen’s expense. The Blades spent 12 years outside the top flight before getting promoted in May. Loading… Read Also: Moyes seeks third reunion with ex-Man Utd midfielder “They’ve got a really good up-and-coming manager in Chris Wilder and some fantastic players. “We can all look to the past and everybody does. But if I were a Sheffield United supporter I would be looking more to the future and what they are doing now.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 David Moyes told Sheffield United fans to forget about Carlos Tevez and salute their own Premier League heroes. West Ham boss Moyes takes his team to the Blades tonight.
Batesville Schools Sports Update.A change in The Girls Middle School Basketball Home/Away games vs South Dearborn Middle School.February 3: Was to be AT Batesville Middle School – NOW AT South Dearborn MS.February 20: Was to be at South Dearborn MS – NOW AT BMS.Game times still 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.
Boys Tennis Sectional scores at Connersville from Thursday (10-2).The Franklin County Wildcats defeated The Union County Patriots 3-2.The Rushville Lions won 3-2 over the host Spartans.The Wildcats and The Lions will battle for The Sectional Crown on Saturday (10-4) starting at 10 AM.Courtesy of the IHSAA.
Westin Abbey was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Jeff Shepperd topped the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod main. Steven Bevills was best in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. “Luck was on our side, getting to start on the front row,” said Egbert, wheeling a 2020 Lethal Chassis at the 23rd annual special. “We can’t complain at all. It was good to get another win here.” WACO, Texas (March 6) – Quick to get a new car dialed in, P.J. Egbert was quick to get to the checkers and $1,000 IMCA Modified payday Friday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Jack Bagby Memorial. Feature Results – 1. P.J. Egbert; 2. David Goode Jr. 3. Jeff Emerson; 4. Eric Tomlinson; 5. Jon Whte Jr.; 6. Chad Andersen; 7. Dwayne Grantham; 8. William Gould; 9. Adam James; 10. Kevin Green; 11. Brent Giliam; 12. Joey Craig; 13. Chris Gallien. Jeff Emerson, Eric Tomlinson and Jon White Jr. rounded out the top five. Several early cautions slowed the main event, which ended with a long green flag run. Goode drove to the runner-up spot from ninth starting. Egbert had banked $5,000 and put his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot when he won the Fall Classic in his most recent HO’T start last fall. P.J. Egbert led every lap in winning Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Jack Bagby Memorial for IMCA Modifieds. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) Egbert led all 20 laps, moving from the top of the track to the lower line and holding off David Goode Jr. the last five times around the oval.
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The European Clubs Association on Tuesday said European football clubs would lose about four billion euros ($4.5 billion) in revenue owing to the coronavirus pandemic, which created a seismic shock.The ECA said that 1.6 billion euros would be lost in the current season and 2.4 billion in 2020-21 by the continent’s 55 leagues. However, a sample of 10 leagues, including the big five of England, Italy, Germany, Spain and France, would lose 3.6 billion euros, with lost ticket sales income amounting to 1.5 billion euros in the two seasons.Meanwhile, seven of the 10 leagues examined had so far resumed or even completed their seasons, all behind closed doors.While France, the Netherlands and Scotland, however, abandoned their seasons.However, the income of television had also taken a hit in the leagues and remained unclear when fans could return.According to ECA CEO Charlie Marshall, the results demonstrate that the financial impact of COVID-19 on European clubs so far is already a seismic shock, even with most competitions up and running again. Marshall said: “The financial impact does not stop when the game resumes. Rather, it will continue into the next season and we must take measures to create a more sustainable football industry in the long run.“The upcoming transfer market will give us the next indication of economic motivation and the state of football’s health, but that cost-cutting must take place in all areas.“Even more as the wage to revenue ratio is expected to rise from just under 59.6 per cent in 2019 to 70.1 per cent in 2021 due to Covid-19.“While it would have been estimated at 62.9 per cent without the pandemic.”The ECA said the situation could be even worse in lower tiers, with wages exceeding income. dpa/NAN.Tags: COVID-19European Clubs AssociationSeismic shock
A West Palm Beach man has been identified as one of three people who were killed in a fiery crash early Saturday on I-95 near Dania Beach, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The 25-year-old victim was riding in a sedan being driven by a 35-year-old Dania man, shortly before 3:30 a.m. They were heading south on I-95 north of Griffin Road where they approached a disabled SUV in the left and left-center lanes of the highway.FHP investigators said the sedan was unable to stop quickly enough and crashed into the SUV, which had been disabled in another crash. Both vehicles immediately caught on fire, killing both people in the sedan as well as a passenger in the SUV.The 26-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman who had been driving the SUV, and a 26-year-old Hallandale Beach man who was a passenger, had stepped outside the vehicle after the first crash. They were seriously injured in the second accident.However, a female passenger stayed inside and was killed in the second wreck.Authorities have not determined whether any of the five people was wearing a seat belt.The state’s crash report does not include the names, specific vehicle types or potential drug or alcohol use of any of the involved parties, which is a change in the department’s policy as to what it publicly discloses about crashes.Our vision for A Safer Florida remains, and that includes the continued protection of crime victims. pic.twitter.com/UEcT8t8yXt— FLHSMV (@FLHSMV) April 24, 2020 The FHP cited a Florida constitutional amendment approved in November 2018 and modeled after the national Marsy’s Law victims’ rights movement. That law allows victims or their families to withhold names from public reports.In a statement released on Friday, the agency said Florida’s constitution “protects victims of crimes from the release of information that could be used to locate or harass the victim of a crime.”