See Inside Aladdin’s Backstage World ABC’s Nightline featured a behind-the-scenes look at Aladdin April 15. Check out the video below and see everything from major last minute tweaks to the show from director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, to James Monroe Iglehart’s reaction when he won the role of the Genie (he taped it!) and how the magic carpet flies! OK, not the last one, but the rest. The Frozen Storm Rages On The Weekly Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and, as Frozen songwriter and EGOT-er Robert Lopez tweeted April 16, “The #Frozen album just went double platinum, as is @IdinaMenzel’s version of #LetItGo.” According to The New York Times, the movie’s soundtrack has now sold a total of 2.1 million copies in the U.S. Paul Robeson Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies Stage actor, director and playwright Phillip Hayes Dean died, aged 83, on April 14 in Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Times, the cause of death was an aortic aneurysm. Dean wrote Paul Robeson, which first opened on Broadway in 1978, starring James Earl Jones. It was subsequently revived on the Great White Way in 1988 and 1995. His other plays include The Sty of the Blind Pig. Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood’s big screen adaptation of the Tony-winning Jersey Boys has been awarded an R-rating! The official reason? The “language throughout,” apparently. F-bombs or not, we know that the film’s stars, Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Erich Bergen, will be the apples of our eyes as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, when the film officially lands in theaters on June 20. Idina Menzel View Comments John Lloyd Young Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Wayne Brady’s got a brand new shoe! The Emmy winner will take over the role of Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway. Tony winner Billy Porter will play his final performance at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on November 20. Brady will begin the next day.“I’m thrilled to join the Kinky Boots family and unleash my inner Lola,” Brady said in a statement. “I’m ready to jump in with both feet!”Brady received Emmys in 2003 for Whose Line Is It Anyway and The Wayne Brady Show. He made his Broadway debut in 2004 as Billy Flynn in Chicago and also appeared in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010. He is currently the host of the CBS reboot of Let’s Make a Deal.The musical, featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, won six Tonys in 2013 including Best Musical. In addition to Porter, the production currently stars Andy Kelso as Charlie and Haven Burton as Lauren.After his long-running sting in Kinky Boots, Porter will star in Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed opposite Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. Performances will begin on March 14, 2016 at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre. Kinky Boots View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019
Greenko to build massive hybrid renewable project in India FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine India:Greenko Energies will set up India’s largest Integrated Renewable Energy Project (IREP) in Andhra Pradesh at an investment of INR 150 billion (US$2.2 billion). Recently approved by the Andhra Pradesh government, the project will comprise 1,000 MW of solar energy, 550 MW of wind energy and 1,200 MW of standalone pumped storage capacities. It is expected to provide employment to 15,000 people during construction and 3,000 people after construction.Recognised as a mega industrial project, the Greenko wind-solar hybrid project has been allotted around 4,766 acres of land. However, the company must complete the project within a period of four years, failing which the entire land will be handed back to the government of Andhra Pradesh.The power generated from this wind-solar hybrid, along with standalone pumped storage, will be connected to the power grid substation and delivered outside the State, with no obligation for [distribution companies] to purchase power. However, they will have the first right of refusal.The Government of Andhra Pradesh aims to achieve 18,000 MW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2021-22, comprising 10,000 MW of solar power and 8,000 MW of wind power, which is 10% of the national target. The share of renewable power in the state’s total power consumption has reached 18% during the year 2017-18. Further, the state government has announced the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Policy 2015-20 to encourage large-scale investments in the State.Greenko, backed by Singapore’s GIC and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, was recently in the news for acquiring the solar and wind portfolio of New Delhi-headquartered Orange Renewables. The acquisition added 1 GW to Greenko’s operational capacity, to raise its portfolio to 4.2 GW, just shy of the capacity held by ReNew Power Ventures, the country’s largest renewable energy company.More: Greenko’s 2.75 GW solar, wind, storage project approved in Andhra Pradesh
Read also: Jakarta sees rising COVID-19 hospitalizations“We will announce the alternative date later,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.Previously, the fire agency’s head, Satriadi Gunawan, had confirmed the plan, despite failing to explain the purpose of attaching a face mask to the statue. He was also unable to confirm whether Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan would take part in the mask installation.“It is still a tentative plan,” Satriadi said, adding that the agency would conduct the installation using its fire and rescue equipment.Topics : The Jakarta administration has postponed a plan to put a face mask on the landmark statue of Gen. Sudirman on Jl. Jendral Sudirman in Central Jakarta.Previously, the administration had said that it planned to install the face mask on the statue. However, there was no further information as to when the activity would take place.Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency (Gulkarmat) spokesperson Saepuloh said the rescheduled date for the installation would be announced later. The agency was set to assist the administration in doing the job.
Matt Szecsodi took opening night IMCA Modified honors Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway. (Photo by Steve Marsh)By Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (April 27) – Matt Szecsodi was a convincing winner in the opening night Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified main event Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway.Chad Wernette paced the field for the opening pair of laps before Szecsodi took away the top spot. Szecsodi dominated the event with the best racing taking place within the top five positions.Wernette battled IMCA rookie and former pro stock champion Nate Jones, Chris Cohoon and Kody Johnson. Szecsodi took the checkers followed by Jones from 13th, Johnson from 11th, Wernette and Cohoon.
Julie Lynn Selm, age 57, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday night August 24, 2020 at Columbus Transitional Care Center in Columbus, Indiana.Born December 20, 1962 in Oxford, Ohio the daughter of Urban J. “Jack” Selm & Jane Bruns Selm.She had been very active in Special Olympics where she competed in swimming. She also enjoyed dancing and partying.Julie is survived by her mother, Jane Selm of Brookville, Indiana; a brother & sister-in-law, Joe & Connie Selm of Brookville, Indiana, three nephews, Tim Selm, Tyler Selm and Travis Selm; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.She was preceded in death by her father, Urban J. “Jack” Selm who died October 3, 2016, as well as a brother, Jeffrey E. Selm who died on June 19, 1994.In light of the current pandemic, private visitation and funeral services will be held. Burial will take place in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be directed to the W.A.T.C.H. Center Caring Home or St. Michael Church Building Fund. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the family of Julie Selm, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com
Aguero returned from his latest enforced absence in the Liverpool match, and City were then without the likes of Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year nominee Yaya Toure, David Silva and Jesus Navas in the Sunderland game due to injuries. But, speaking ahead of Monday’s home clash with West Brom, Pellegrini said: “We have had an important amount of injuries during the whole season. “I think it has not only been our team, though. “We play so many games with a lot of intensity and maybe all the teams that play in all the competitions have a lot of injuries. “But, of course, it is a problem.” Sunderland went into their match against City on Wednesday lying bottom of the table but almost secured all three points at the Etihad Stadium from a contest that ended 2-2. And with his team coming up against another side in the thick of the relegation battle on Monday in Albion, Pellegrini is certainly not viewing it as an easy assignment. “Of course it (Wednesday’s match) was a disappointment because we always want to win every game,” the 60-year-old Chilean said. With five matches left to play, City – beaten by Liverpool and then held to a draw by Sunderland in their last two fixtures – are in third place behind the Reds and Chelsea in the race to be crowned champions, albeit with games in hand over those two clubs. Pellegrini’s squad have been hit by some notable injuries during the season, with top-scorer Sergio Aguero more than once having to spend a considerable spell on the sidelines. “But I said before that game that playing against a relegation-threatened team is not easy. “Sunderland did very well to get a point. “Always playing against these teams at the end of the season is very difficult. “You see what happened with Crystal Palace against Everton (Palace won 3-2 at Goodison Park, also on Wednesday) and what happened with our team against Sunderland – they are very difficult teams because they play at 100 per cent for every ball. “I hope we can have the same attitude and the same intensity (as them).” On the fact that City will be playing after their title rivals have been in action over the Easter weekend, Pellegrini added: “I think we must have in our minds not what is happening with the other teams – just to try to win our games. “We must do this whether we are playing before or after they play.” City playmaker Silva’s ankle problem makes him a doubt for the West Brom match. Pellegrini has revealed winger Navas has also been struggling with an ankle issue, and Monday’s game will come too soon for midfielder Toure to return after his leg injury, which it was suggested earlier this week could keep him out for up to a fortnight. Defender Matija Nastasic, out of action since February because of a knee complaint, remains unavailable. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is reluctant to use injuries as an excuse with regard to his side’s faltering Barclays Premier League title challenge. Press Association
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has been suspended for doping violation and has been ineligible till November 15, 2019. On February 22 2019, Prithvi Shaw had provided a urine-sample which is a part of the Board of Control for Cricket anti-doping test program. He is said to have inadvertently taken a banned substance found in cough syrups and will miss out on first half of Indian cricket season.In a statement it was said, “Mr. Prithvi Shaw registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for doping violation. Mr. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. Mr. Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on 22nd February 2019 in Indore.””His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both In & Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances. On 16th July 2019, Mr. Shaw was charged with the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 and provisionally.”Prithvi Shaw had told the BCCI that it was inadvertent, being caused by his ingestion of the over the counter cough syrup he had taken for his cough.“The BCCI is satisfied with Mr. Shaw’s explanation that he had taken Terbutaline inadvertently to treat a Respiratory Tract Infection and not as a performance-enhancing drug. Having considered all of the evidence and taken expert external advice, the BCCI has accepted Mr. Shaw’s explanation of the cause of his ADRV, and on that basis has agreed that a period of ineligibility of eight months should apply, together with the disqualification of certain results,” the statement added.The eight-month suspension will date back to the date of collecting the sample and hence will end by November.The other two cricketers suspended are Divya Gajraj (Rajasthan, ingested a prohibited substance for the treatment of an eye injury) and Akshay Dullarwar (Vidarbha, ingested a prohibited substance for the treatment of an infection) have both been suspended for six and eight months respectively. The duos suspensions will be lifted on 25 September and 9 November. Prithvi Shaw has been suspended for doping violation.Shaw has played two Tests for India. Shaw is ineligible for selection till November 15, 2019.
The State University of New Jersey announced Wednesday that mobile-only ticketing to sports events will start this fall with the football season.Rutgers said the new policy would enable contact-free entry into all venues and offer greater convenience and safety. The Big Ten Conference member said fans can access their ticket accounts through the Scarlet Knights’ app supported on Apple and Android devices.The policy would cover football tickets and parking passes, men’s basketball tickets, parking and hospitality, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse tickets, and wrestling tickets. Rutgers also said fans will have the ability to transfer tickets electronically.The university will work with ticket holders at events should either their cell phone run out of power or they don’t have one. May 13, 2020 Associated Press The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___The players at French rugby club Toulouse have offered to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.The players at the 20-time French champions say they told club president Bernard Lemaitre they are willing to accept “a significant decrease” in earnings. They did not give any figures regarding the amount of the proposed decrease.Lemaitre praised his players for their “spontaneous and unanimous” offer amid challenging economic times. ___The Italian soccer league is hoping to resume competition on June 13.The date was agreed to during a video conference with all 20 Serie A clubs. It is subject to approval by the Italian government.Full team training will restart on May 18 after a revised medical protocol was approved. The clubs have already resumed training on an individual basis.There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A along with four matches that were postponed from the 25th round. The Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage. The league has attracted some of the NBA’s best players in recent years, with the likes of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Paul George and James Harden all among those who have made appearances.“Drew League is a summer tradition that we look forward to, and while we share in the disappointment of our fans, the health and safety of our athletes and community is our top priority,” the league said Wednesday in announcing its decision.The league plans to resume in 2021.___The St. Paul Saints will hold a virtual home opener next week, with the independent minor league baseball club unable to start their defense of the American Association championship due to the virus-related restrictions in place. ___Beach volleyball teams will have an extra year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.The system will otherwise remain the same.Most teams qualify by earning points on the international tour. The deadline for Tokyo had been this June but now it will be June 13, 2021. Additional spots in the Olympic tournament will be decided at continental tournaments that will be held until June 27 of next year.The FIVB world tour is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: LA’s Drew League cancels schedule The Saints have dubbed the event “Nopening Day,” which will begin on Tuesday night at CHS Field with curbside pickup of free T-shirts for fans and end with a fireworks display at the empty 7,000-seat ballpark. The Saints will then re-broadcast on their social media platforms the 2015 home opener that marked the first game at CHS Field in the Lowertown area of Minnesota’s capital city.The team’s usual off-the-wall in-game promotions will be staged from the homes of various staff members. Then on a serious note, video clips honoring front-line workers at Twin Cities hospitals will be aired.___USA BMX is restarting racing next month at its headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elche was sixth in the 22-team second-division standings when the competition was suspended after 31 matches.___The Portuguese soccer league says it will delay its restart until June 4.The league was expected to resume at the end of May but will wait another week so there is time to “rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved” in the matches.The league says it hopes to serve as an example of “good practices” for the rest of the Portuguese society during the coronavirus pandemic. The cycling organization said the first major event for the sport since early March will take place June 5-7 using protocols established under Oklahoma’s reopening guidelines. In addition to heightened sanitation practices, race organizers will allow for extra space between riders in the starting chutes and will ask participants to leave the finish-line area directly after races.___Albania’s soccer federation says league and other matches will resume in June but without fans in the stadiums, and the matches will follow a strict medical protocol.Play has been suspended since mid-March following the country’s total lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Drew League, a highlight of the summer basketball season in Los Angeles since 1973, has canceled its schedule for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator for hospitals dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.The Formula One team says it created a device that is easy to use and assemble in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Technology. Ferrari says it was designed in only five weeks and can be produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than normal ventilators.The ventilator has been designed to meet the typical demands of medium intensive care and the technical specifications are available as an open source project.___ Players from Spanish soccer club Elche have not practiced as a protest against reduced salaries.The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the team’s decision not to lift the furloughs that had been put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players want to resume earning full salaries now that they are back to training.The players practiced normally on Tuesday. The club says it is negotiating with them.The club used government furloughs to reduce its labor costs during the pandemic. Players had their salaries and working hours reduced by 70%. The casino will operate at 33% capacity, staff and visitors will have their temperatures checked upon entry and must wear masks, and guests must show ID in case contact tracing is needed.Inside the casino, gamblers will be limited to every other slot machine, there will be no more than three players per blackjack table, craps will be limited to three players per side of each table, and live roulette won’t be open.Oaklawn’s racing season ended May 2 without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.___Rutgers is doing away with paper tickets to sports events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The federation said Wednesday that 10 league matches and five Republic Cup matches will be staged from June 3 to July 29. The Albanian Cup final will be held Aug. 2.The federation says holding the matches will follow the strict sanitary protocol it earlier drafted in consultation with UEFA and FIFA.___Oaklawn plans to reopen its casino next to the racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday.General manager Wayne Smith says state and health officials have given the go-ahead to do so with new health and hygiene protocols in place. He says it “further reinforces our motivation and our desire to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”The French league was canceled after the government called it off late last month. The semifinals of the Top 14 league will not be played.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Ange Bradley challenged the Syracuse penalty corner unit. During last Tuesday’s practice, the SU head coach spoke with Leonie Geyer and the rest of the group, instructing them not to settle for mediocrity.She pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of the unit, then pushed the players to improve and strive to maximize their potential. The Orange proceeded to earn 30 penalty corners in two games this past weekend. And on Sunday against Vermont, Geyer stepped up and buried three of her four goals on corners.‘They got out of their comfort zones, and they responded to my challenge,’ Bradley said. ‘(Geyer’s) hitting the ball really well.’Her four-goal outburst for the No. 5 Orange in a 12-0 romp of Vermont on Sunday matched the Syracuse record for scores in a game. The record is shared with Shannon Taylor, Joanne Lombard, Kristin Aronowicz and teammate Kelsey Millman. Millman, a junior forward, accomplished the feat just two days prior in an 11-1 win over Georgetown.Together, Geyer and Millman stepped up to lead the SU offense in impressive fashion, much to the delight of their coach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth players frustrated the opposing defense with an onslaught of shots, but they scored goals in different ways and from different areas of the field. Millman found open space in front of the net during SU scoring threats, while Geyer ripped outside shots on penalty corners.On Sunday, Geyer served as a decoy for one of the Orange’s previous corner attempts. But in the 53rd minute, it was her shot to take.Geyer lined up behind Martina Loncarica, squared her body to the net and lowered her stick as Kelsey Millman prepared to send the ball into play from the baseline. Millman fired a pass toward Loncarica, and Geyer sprung forward while drawing her stick backward.Loncarica stopped it, and Geyer smacked it into the bottom left corner past Vermont goalkeeper Stephanie Zygmunt. It was her third goal of the game and second off a penalty corner. Ten minutes later, the trio replicated the process for an equal result, with Geyer picking out the bottom right corner of the goal instead.‘I know where I’m going to hit the ball, and that’s what I’m trying to focus on,’ Geyer said. ‘ … Usually, I hit the bottom right, but I choose it before the ball gets to me, and then I’m just trying to execute it. Whether it’s left or right, it doesn’t matter.’While Geyer shined with her outside shot, Millman knocked her four goals home Friday by finding gaps in the middle of the UVM shooting circle.With just more than three minutes left in the first half, the Orange was threatening to score its seventh goal of the half. Geyer dribbled viciously through the top right side, penetrating the Hoyas’ shooting circle and drawing additional defenders from the left side. Millman dropped back behind the shifting defenders as Geyer wound up and launched a shot.The GU goalkeeper discarded the attempt, swatting the ball out toward Millman. In one smooth motion, she collected the deflection and flicked it into the bottom right corner of the net.‘I just think she’s doing great,’ Bradley said of Millman. ‘She’s finishing and she’s playing with a lot of confidence. We’re going to need that come next week (against No. 11 Boston College and No. 4 Connecticut).’With 14 goals this season, Millman is tied for 15th in the nation in goals per game and trails Heather Susek by only one goal for the team lead.Bradley said Millman is entirely capable of eclipsing the single-game scoring mark, and she would like to see that mark broken. Geyer and Susek are both candidates to put home five goals in a game and etch their names atop the SU single-game scoring list.‘I want to see their names on top of Shannon (Taylor’s),’ Bradley said. ‘I don’t care whose name, but I’d love to see somebody on this 2011 team rewrite that record.’email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1