Alice Ripley & More Join American Psycho on Broadway

first_img Related Shows This is a trio to die for! Tony winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano and Broadway alum Heléne Yorke will join Benjamin Walker in the Broadway premiere of American Psycho. The three will play Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe, Jean and Evelyn Williams, respectively. Damiano and Yorke had taken part in the workshop presentation earlier this year.The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24, 2016. Rupert Goold will direct.Ripley and Damiano reunite after playing mother and daughter in Next to Normal, which earned Ripley a Tony and Damiano a nomination. Ripley’s additional credits include Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show and Sunset Boulevard. Damiano made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Yorke returns to the Great White Way after appearing in Bullets Over Broadway and Grease. On screen, she can be seen in Masters of Sex and the upcoming series Graves.Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: He also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.Additional casting and the opening night date will be announced later. American Psycho Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 Benjamin Walkerlast_img read more

Plans for U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Expansion Grind to a Halt

first_imgPlans for U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Expansion Grind to a Halt FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享E&E News:About 16 percent of the U.S. coal fleet has retired in the past five years, but don’t expect major new coal-fired plants to fill that void.The federal government counts four new coal projects on a list of planned power plants nationwide. Three of those face long odds, and none will be able to replace the millions of tons in lost coal demand resulting from recent retirements, even as the Trump administration has vowed to revive the ailing industry.The developer of a proposed 320-megawatt unit in Wyoming is facing jail time after pleading guilty to stealing government cash. A Kentucky coke plant that would have generated electricity as a byproduct has been scrapped. And a planned $2.1 billion plant in Georgia has idled.The sole U.S. coal facility under construction: a tiny plant being built by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.The dynamic amounts to an existential crisis for the U.S. coal industry. While coal still accounts for roughly a third of U.S. power generation, the industry is slowly contracting as plants retire and utilities replace them with natural gas and renewables. American Electric Power Co. Inc., one of the country’s largest coal-burning utilities, recently announced plans to build a $4.5 billion wind farm in Oklahoma (Energywire, July 27). PacifiCorp, another coal-centric power company, has similar plans to upgrade its wind fleet while slowly transitioning away from power plants fueled by the black mineral (Climatewire, April 6).Utilities entered 2017 with plans to retire 4.5 gigawatts of coal — or 2 percent of 2016 U.S. coal capacity — and add 11 GW of natural gas and 8.5 GW of wind, according to figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.The trend has prompted a series of rescue efforts. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) has proposed a $15-per-ton subsidy for utilities burning Appalachian coal (Greenwire, Aug 8). In Congress, there is an effort afoot to expand tax credits for power plants that use carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) (E&E Daily, July 13). Both efforts hint at coal’s long-term challenges and the reason for the dearth of planned coal plants.Most of the few proposed coal plants in the pipeline are facing problems.In Kentucky, SunCoke Energy Inc. recently decided not to proceed with a coke plant that would have generated a small amount of electricity as a byproduct, according to a company spokesman.The two largest coal projects remaining on EIA’s list of planned power plants reflect the wider changes in the electricity market.The Two Elk Energy Park in Wright, Wyo., and Plant Washington in Sandersville, Ga., were proposed in 1996 and 2008, respectively. At the time, power companies were projecting growing electricity demand and a need for new plants. That demand never appeared, ultimately wiped away by a combination of the Great Recession and improving energy efficiency.Both now face long odds. Wyoming regulators yanked Two Elk’s permit in 2015, and the project’s developer, Mark Ruffatto, pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government last year after he admitted to spending stimulus funds at Neiman Marcus, on carpeting and payments for a Mercedes-Benz (Climatewire, Oct. 25).Power4Georgians, an independent power producer, says it is still proceeding with plans for the 850-MW Plant Washington. Work has been held up by uncertainty over federal greenhouse gas regulations for new coal-fired facilities, said Dean Alford, a company spokesman.He said the company is still waiting for a resolution but hailed the Trump administration’s promise to revive the coal industry.But many of the local utility cooperatives that initially backed the project have long since fled, and state regulators have made no moves to approve the company’s second request for a permit extension.Karen Hays, who leads the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s air protection branch, said state regulators have not heard from the company since it requested an extension on its construction permit early last year. The small project at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, that appears to be on track is a combined heat and power plant with an expected capacity of 17 MW. It is roughly 50 percent complete, according to the university.Perhaps the most likely prospect for a major new coal plant in the United States is a project that’s not on EIA’s list. In March, Sunflower Electric Power Corp. Inc. beat back a lawsuit from the Sierra Club, paving the way for the power cooperative to pursue an 895-MW coal expansion at its Holcomb Station in southwestern Kansas (Energywire, March 20).But even that is uncertain. Sunflower and its partner, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. have yet to commit to the project, which was proposed roughly a decade ago and has an estimated price tag of $2.2 billion.The cooperative is “examining its options,” said Sunflower Electric spokeswoman Cindy Hertel.More: Will the U.S. ever build another big coal plant?last_img read more

Banyuwangi reopens tourist sites under health protocols

first_imgBanyuwangi regency in East Java has begun to reopen tourist destinations under “new normal” policies to alleviate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism, regent Abdullah Azwar Anas has said. “We have begun opening several destinations in Banyuwangi. It is still limited, including hotels,” he said in a virtual discussion with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Sunday, as reported by kompas.com.Abdullah said prior to opening tourism, the administration had simulated other in-person activities, such as public events and services at houses of worship. He said the COVID-19 pandemic had hit the local tourism sector hard. Therefore, in a bid to breathe life into the industry, the administration would reopen the destinations under strict health protocols.“If, in the past, we promoted the price as a selling point, we cannot longer do that now. Health must be our number one [concern],” he added.Read also: Gnarly, brah: Foreign surfers invited to Mentawai to kick-start tourismHe also explained that hotels and restaurants in Banyuwangi would be required to obtain and renew city administration health licenses weekly to ensure health protocols were being enforced properly. Travelers would be able to see which hotels and restaurants had a current health certification through certain apps. “The city administration can retract the aforementioned licenses after one week if a violation is found,” he said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.The regent said he would require tour guides to take a health protocol competency assessment test.Previously, national COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo expressed his appreciation for the Banyuwangi regent’s initiative in establishing health protocols and certifications. “Today, I see directly how tourism sites in Banyuwangi have implemented health protocols properly and have even certified them with a safety and health guarantee for visitors. It should be an example for other regions,” he said during a visit to Genjah Arum art studio in Kemiren village, Glagah district, Banyuwangi, last week.He said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo himself commended Banyuwangi as the city best prepared for the new normal.  (trn)Topics :last_img read more

PJ Valves chosen for FPSOs off UK and Malaysia

first_imgPJ Valves (PJV), a UK-based manufacturer and supplier of valves to the global energy industry, has been awarded two valve supply contracts for floating, production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs).PJ Valves said on Wednesday that the contracts were awarded by “two major oil and gas operators” with a combined total worth of $3.5 million.The company will manufacture and supply the valves to projects located offshore Malaysia and the UK North Sea.According to the company, it will manufacture and deliver 2,000 ball valves, both manual and pneumatically actuated, to the project in Malaysia.All the valves will be manufactured in accordance with the project demands, and the operator’s offshore duplex requirements. The valves will be installed on the topside modules and used in a range of process applications including gas processing and treatment.In the UK North Sea, PJV will manufacture more than 150 forged steel gate, globe and check valves, in addition to ball valves, from its facilities in Italy.The products include specifications of up to 1,500lb pressure-class with Grayloc hub ends and will be manufactured in duplex and super duplex materials. PJV will also manage the DNV inspection process.last_img read more

Employee sacked for voting No in Plebiscite (Aust)

first_imgKids party entertainer ‘let go’ for same-sex marriage view hits backStuff co.nz 21 September 2017Family First Comment: Incredible. “Tolerance and diversity” – except if we disagree with you. Imagine if it was the opposite happening! An Australian Christian kids entertainer who was fired from her Canberra job for saying she would vote ‘no’ in the same-sex marriage survey has hit back, saying she is “not afraid to stand up for my beliefs” and should not have lost her job.The 18-year-old, who only identified herself as Madeline, was hired as a contractor and worked just two shifts for Capital Kids Parties in Canberra before she was “let go” on Sunday.Madeline had updated her Facebook profile picture two weeks ago with a filter designed by the Coalition of Marriage that said “It’s OK to VOTE NO”.Capital Kids Parties’ owner, Madlin Sims, wrote her a private Facebook message on Sunday saying that “homophobic views being made public are detrimental to the business and don’t align with my personal values or morals as the owner of the business”.“We have gay staff members, gay customers,” she wrote. “CKP believes in equality for everybody.”In a public Facebook post later that day, Sims wrote that she didn’t want “homophobes working for me, especially in an environment with children”.“FYI this wasn’t a ‘you’re voting no, you’re fired’ situation. There were prior conversations had. As a business that works with children of all kinds, we have a responsibility to working with vulnerable people,” she wrote.Madeline hit back on Tuesday, saying she was not a homophobe and should not have been fired for having an opinion.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/97073742/kids-party-entertainer-let-go-for-samesex-marriage-view-hits-backlast_img read more

“And now you’re gonna believe us” – Liverpool fans react to vital win over Man United

first_imgLiverpool sent out yet another message to their league counterparts with a 2-0 win over Man United, and fans were in a mood to celebrate the implications. Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV10 Of The Most Successful Female Racers To Know About6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes The Reds were back at Anfield for another highly-anticipated Premier League clash, with Man United the visitors. A frenetic opening to proceedings saw possession traded around far too easily, but a dead ball situation from a corner saw Virgil van Dijk rise the highest to notch his fourth goal of the season.Advertisement From there on it was all Liverpool; physically superior and spellbinding on the transition into attack. Roberto Firmino and Gini Wijnaldum both found the net but VAR and the offside flag intervened. A flurry of chances would come the way of Klopp’s men immediately after the break, but the upright and scuffed strikes would prove a source of frustration as United remained within striking distance. Read Also:Sniffer dogs check Man United coach ahead of Liverpool clash Only for Salah and Alisson to combine with the last kick of the game to seal a 2-0 win, a result which sends the Reds 16 points clear at the top.: FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Girls Softball Class 1A Sectional #60-Rising Sun Schedule

first_img2016 Softball Class 1A-Sectional #60 @ Rising Sun.Monday, May 23Game 1- Jac-Cen-Del  vs. Oldenburg Academy.   5:30 PM.Game 2- South Decatur vs. Hauser.   7:30 PM.Tuesday, May 24Game 3- Monday’s Winners.   5:30 PM.Game 4- Rising Sun vs. Shawe Memorial.   7:30 PM.Thursday, May 26Game 5- Championship.  Tuesday’s Winners.     6:00 PM*Second team listed will be designated home team.*Courtesy of Rising Sun Assistant AD Brian Graham.last_img

Chelsea, Inter monitor Ter Stegen’s Barca contract talks

first_imgSources explain that he played a major role behind the scenes in the deal to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and he’s leading the club’s charm offensive for Ter-Stegen, who he views not only as an outstanding goalkeeper but also as a leader.ESPN ‘s Mark Ogden has reported that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has lost faith in No.1 Kepa Arrizabalaga — who is the world’s most-expensive goalkeeper, having cost £71m in 2018 — and is on the lookout for a man between the sticks.Inter, meanwhile, have also made contact with Ter Stegen’s camp as they begin to prepare for life beyond Samir Handanovic. He will be almost 37 when his contract expires in 2021 and they have reached out to Ter-Stegen about the possibility of doing a deal next summer. Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has taken on a significant part in their transfer operations since he was appointed to the role of technical and performance advisor last summer. Chelsea and Inter Milan are monitoring Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s situation at Barcelona with the goalkeeper into the final two years of his contract, according to ESPN sources. Both clubs acknowledge that luring Ter Stegen away from Barca is a long shot but want to position themselves at the front of the queue in case he fails to reach an agreement over a renewal at Camp Nou.Advertisement Read Also: Beware of another collapse, Guardiola warns Man City starsTer-Stegen, 28, has always expressed a desire to continue at Barca, who he joined from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014.However, while he is willing to make sacrifices over a new deal due to the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic, he would still like his importance to the side to be reflected in any new contract and see signs that the club are building for the future with much of the first team’s core having been there when they won their last Champions League in 2015.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The Worldlast_img read more

Trump throws barbs at protests kneeling down during US anthem

first_imgRelatedPosts Trump’s question to Buhari: CAN sold Nigeria to US — MURIC What I told Trump when he asked me: ‘Why are you killing Christians?’ — Buhari US not a fully developed country — Trump President Donald Trump on Friday lobbed barbs at protesters who kneel during the national anthem, after NFL quarterback Drew Brees apologised for remarks he made about the practice.Brees said this week he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag,” referring to the possibility of players kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the upcoming NFL season. Brees apologised on Thursday, saying his words “lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy.”The kneeling pose, popularised by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has become a symbol of the fight for racial justice in the United States.Trump tweeted on Friday that Brees “should not have taken back his original stance.“We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute or a hand on heart,” Trump wrote. “There are other things you can protest but not our Great American Flag – NO KNEELING!”The kneeling pose has been seen at protests in cities across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis. Brees’ initial remarks angered top athletes, who objected to the equating of the protest with disrespecting the American flag.The New Orleans Saints player responded to Trump Friday night in a lengthy social media post in which he said “we can no longer use the flag to turn people away.“We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality and judicial & prison reform,” Brees wrote on Instagram.Kaepernick popularised the move in 2016, appearing on NFL sidelines first sitting and later kneeling during the customary pre-game airing of the U.S. national anthem.Trump was an early critic of the protest and in 2017, Vice-President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game when some of the players knelt on the sidelines during the anthem. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Colin KaepernickDonald TrumpDrew BreesUnited States of Americalast_img read more