Annie Sequel Eyeing Broadway Annie lyricist Matin Charmin has hopes that a sequel to the classic tuner, Annie Warbucks, may still come to the Great White Way. “I was thinking it might be a kind of Nicholas Nickleby,” he revealed to the Chicago Tribune. “On Monday night you’d see Annie. On Tuesday, you’d see Annie Warbucks. Maybe you’d have to buy the pair!” Annie Warbucks was a hit off-Broadway back in the day—the tuner opened on August 9, 1993 and ran for 200 performances. Who knows? Maybe the upcoming movie remake of Annie will aid Annie Warbucks’ Great White Way ambitions. Sarah Paulson Talks Singing on AHS If you’re turned off by American Horror Story because of its horror element, we promise you that this clip is safe to watch. Unless you have a phobia of Jessica Lange in a powder blue pantsuit singing a David Bowie classic while being wheeled in on a cardboard rocket ship. Have a watch below as Broadway vets Lange, Sarah Paulson and more discuss bringing those crazy anachronistic musical numbers to Freak Show. “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” says Paulson, of having to learn not only how to sing, but also how to harmonize with herself as conjoined sisters Bette and Dot. “And I’ve done a lot of scary things on this show.” You mean like “The Name Game?” Philip Quast Boards London’s Sweeney, Starring Emma Thompson Philip Quast will play Judge Turpin in the previously reported ENO production of Sweeney Todd, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, at the London Coliseum next spring. Quast made his New York stage debut in the role in the New York Philharmonic’s semi-staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic earlier this year. Spot the B’way Vets in Girls Trailer Some Friday fun for you right now. The trailer for the fourth season of Girls has been released, below. Time to play “spot the Broadway alum,” from Andrew Rannells to Marin Ireland, not to mention Peter Pan! Girls returns to HBO on January 11, 2015. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Comments
THE NEWSROOM GIRLS VEEP View Comments BOARDWALK EMPIRE THE COMEBACK THE SOPRANOS GAME OF THRONES LOOKING There’s only one thing that’s just as good as seeing a Broadway show: Flopping down on the couch with a glass of wine and watching Game of Thrones on demand. Or Sex in the City. Or Girls. Or True Detective. Or Curb Your Enthusiasm. OK, we’ll admit it, we’re hopelessly devoted to HBO. So wouldn’t it be great if our two favorite worlds collided and a musical adaptation of an HBO show came to Broadway? Just for fun, we asked you to rank the HBO series you think would make the best musicals on Culturalist—here’s who came out on top! SEX AND THE CITY TRUE BLOOD
Do you think your local golf course, public, private, would allow a group of well meaning folks to set up a picnic in the middle of the 16th fairway one Saturday afternoon?Do you think the golfers would be concerned to find a mother and small kids building sand castles in one of the sand traps mid – game?Should the 4 grandmas that live up the street, use the bike lane on your local streets for their powerwalking? Or could that cause a problem for an actual biker?There are unspoken rules in most athletic activities. Rules on where some activities are permissible, and where they should not be done. Yes, a golf course may be a lovely picnic spot, but such activity would really take away from the original purpose, golf.As a mountain biker, what would you do if a teenager was walking her 3 small dogs down a designated mountain bike path?Would you zoom past hoping not to squish her dorkie, or stop and explain the danger of her actions? What if you were on a treadmill at the gym and the guy next to you was on his cell phone the whole time? Would you be willing to do more than give him the stink eye?If you had a quick answer for my not so rhetorical question, then I need your advice.What should I do (or what should I have done last night) when a man and his son use the only two swim lanes at my local athletic club, to “float.”Please, if you will, imagine a 6 lane, 25 yard pool, but only two lanes are lined and have lane-lines. To me, this communicates 2 lanes are for swimming laps, and the other area is for whatever kind of swimming one desires: Aqua jogging, snorkeling, floating, sunbathing, etc.Not only were the man and his son floating in the only swim lanes, they determined it was better to each have a lane, than share one. This way they can talk about their feet, the temperature of the water and what else comes to mind mid-float.As I stood there with cap, goggles, kickboard in hand – should I have said something? I certainly can’t ask the wee 16 year old life guard to do my bidding. So, I decided perhaps I would communicate without words. I swam next to the lane lines, where there are no lines, kicking, splashing as hard as I could to frankly disrupt the float. I had 35 minutes to hopefully swim 1 mile and no time to waste.Ouch. $^!@$(%_! Flip turns are not easy without lines and marked walls. Turn two and my head cracked against the wall. I spent the next 10 minutes drafting the lawsuit I will file against these jerks in my head, when I have a brain hemorrhage and require cranial surgery.Did Larry and Moe notice? Did they even care?Thirty laps into my swim, I realized these guys are not going to get it. They are not going to figure out the lanes are for actual swimming, or that my attempts at swimming outside the lanes are some what dangerous. Nor did they consider sharing a lane so I could enjoy the other.At one point, the dynamic duo decided to “swim” a lap. Heads out, on back, feet forward, they paddled toward the other end. It took 3 minutes. I know, I timed them.Finally, the hot tub opened up and daddio decided he would rather float over there then in lane 2. Perhaps the pressure was too great, so he took his exit. “Praise Jesus,” I say out loud, immediately taking his lane to finish my swim.While I will be working on my own anger, and how to control it in silly frustrating situations like this one so it doesn’t ruin my favorite activity, I need advice.What should I have done? These folks clearly didn’t get the unwritten rules. The lanes aren’t for adults – they are for swimmers. There is a difference.Have you guys ever had to explain the rules of the road, pool, trail or fairway? Is there a gracious way to do this? Am I a selfish jerk who needs to just get over it?Let me know your thoughts. And if man and son are reading this, email me the time of your next scheduled float. I want to make sure I’m not there.
Bar supports judicial pay raises March 1, 2005 Regular News The Florida Bar is supporting a substantial cost of living increase for the state’s judiciary, which has had only one small raise in the past several years.Fourth Circuit Judge Fred Tygart, chair of the Conference of Circuit Court Judges, in January asked the Board of Governors for assistance.Tygart said judges usually get the same cost of living adjustment (COLA) increases given to state employees, but got no such raise in 2001 or 2002, and only a partial such raise in 2003 to cover increases in health insurance costs. Judges were shut out again in 2004, he said.“Since 2001, we have had a reduction in real dollars. . . in pay, because we’ve been passed over so many times without COLAs,” Tygart said. “Typically when the legislature meets, judges’ benefits and salaries are not really on the radar screen. Unless we approach them, it won’t be considered.”He said the conferences representing county, circuit, and district court of appeal judges got together and are asking the legislature for a 3.5 percent COLA adjustment to make up for the past few years, plus whatever adjustment is given to state employees this year.The Legislation Committee followed that up by recommending the Bar support the judges’ position, and the board unanimously agreed. The official notice of the new Bar position was in the February 15 Bar News. Bar supports judicial pay raises
by: Robert FeinburgThe Senate Banking Committee, chaired by Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., held a hearing Feb. 12 titled “Regulatory Relief for Community Banks and Credit Unions.” The industry got a bill through near the end of the last Congress, and now, with the turn of the year, it is back with a more comprehensive agenda.In his opening statement Shelby called for a bipartisan effort to produce a bill to provide further relief, because in his view, “Something substantive must be done to relieve the regulatory burden on institutions that provide essential banking functions to communities all across this country.”This writer would suggest that changes in the economy and the advent of technology have clouded the issue of whether banks are essential or “special” to the economy to the extent they were when the economy was dominated by agriculture. However, given two years of control by one party, and indications of support by the minority, it is almost inevitable that a product will emerge, perhaps even one that the president will sign.However, a cautionary note was sounded by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who stressed that the provisions of a bill should go through a thorough vetting process. Prudence is also in order given the more outspoken remarks of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who seems to be gaining some traction as a potential presidential candidate in part by working with Brown on legislation that would require the largest banks to raise additional capital, cut out some activities and submit to accountability for alleged fraud and corruption that Warren and other critics blame for the 2008 episode of the ongoing financial crisis. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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The United Arab Emirates has been added to the quarantine free list for UK travellers, opening travel opportunities for business and leisure.The addition of commercial capital Dubai, which is seen as a key winter sun destination for British travellers, has been heralded as particularly significant by the tourism sector.- Advertisement – OlderQatar Airways adds new destinations to global network Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates airline and Group, echoed the positive sentiments: “We welcome the decision to add the UAE to its list of countries where arriving travellers are exempt from quarantine. “This is a positive development for the many people in the UAE who have been yearning to spend time with family and friends in the UK, and vice versa. “We believe this move will benefit businesses and tourism, and Emirates is ready to reinstate more flight services between Dubai and the UK to serve customer demand.”Dubai, popular for its hotels, experiences, skyline, and contrasting desert is synonymous with winter sun holidays, is the perfect place to escape the impending UK winter. Issam Kazim, chief executive of Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), said: “Following the announcement to include Dubai on the UK’s travel exemption quarantine list, we are delighted to welcome British visitors back to the city from December 3rd [when current UK lockdown restrictions are set to expire].“Since opening our borders on July 7th a key priority for us has been to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our residents and guests in Dubai. “We hope these stringent measures and the news of today’s travel exemption quarantine list give confidence to British visitors to come and experience Dubai for some winter sun.” Brits can expect to see a few changes – with social distancing measures front of mind – to keep visitors safe from the moment they step off their flight, but will still encounter warm hospitality, unique experiences and plenty of sunshine.More InformationBreaking Travel News this week spoke to Shahab Shayan, senior manager for international operations at Dubai Tourism, about how the emirate was preparing for the return of tourists next year.Find out what he had to say, here. Dubai is considered the Middle East’s Leading Destination by voters at the World Travel Awards. NewerUnited Arab Emirates added to quarantine-free list for UK travellers – Advertisement – The move gives Brits the opportunity to travel to one of the most popular and dynamic holiday and business destinations in the world as it joins the air corridor list removing the requirement to quarantine for 14-days upon return to the UK.Mansoor Abulhoul, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the UK, commented: “The announcement of a UAE-UK travel corridor is brilliant news and a testament to the strength of the UAE-UK relationship. “This lays a promising foundation for when normal international travel resumes.- Advertisement – “The UAE remains one of the safest places in the world against Covid-19 and continues to have one of the highest testing rates globally. “Our hotels, restaurants and malls have been up and running since April and look forward to hosting many British visitors again soon.”Over 1.5 million UK citizens visit the Middle East destination every year, while around 120,000 are currently resident there.- Advertisement –
Swimming legend Giaan Rooney has bought an investment property on the Gold Coast. Pic: Jerad Williams.SWIM star turned television personality Giaan Rooney has bought an investment property just a few doors down from her family home on the Gold Coast — and it’s available for rent now.The new mum and Channel 7 presenter paid $750,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house on 531 sqm on the waterfront in Broadbeach Waters.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Gina Rinehart’s property portfolio00:35 Related videos 00:35Gina Rinehart’s property portfolio00:19Shane Warne’s Brighton home00:29Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:33Salim Mehajer: From glamour to jail00:49The Bachelor & Bachelorette: Homes of the stars00:38Socceroos star sells Lower Plenty dream homeGET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREIt has just been listed for rent at $620 a week through Harcourts Broadbeach – Mermaid Waters and marketed as an “immaculate modernised home” in “one of the best streets in Broadbeach Waters”.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoGiaan Rooney recently gave birth to her daughter, Alexa Leigh.‘New Bulimba’ on Brisbane’s baysideMassive penthouse sale overnightBrisbane still top pick for propertyThe Queensland swimmer and husband, Sam Levett, paid $860,000 for their home just the road when they relocated from Melbourne in 2015.She recently gave birth to the couple’s second child, Alexa — a sister for their three-year-old, Zander.
Minister for Education and Better Regulation Matt Kean. Picture: Dylan RobinsonIn all, 13 infringement notices were issued for misleading advertising that breached the act governing real estate agents, 15 penalty notices were issued for unlicensed corporations and individuals and other penalties were issued over failure to comply with cheque payment requirements and supervise staff. Up to $55,000 worth of fines have been issued to Tweed Heads real estate agents.A CRACKDOWN on ‘dodgy’ real estate practices has seen 16 agents from the Tweed Heads region slapped with 34 fines totalling $55,000 for underquoting and licence breaches.The NSW Fair Trading investigation uncovered noncompliance, underquoting, breaches relating to unlicensed individuals and corporations, and misleading advertising in play, including one agent who did not have a licensee in charge.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe investigation targeted ‘dodgy’ sales practices.“I absolutely will not tolerate these shonks taking consumers for a ride,” said Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean.Mr Kean said underquoting breaches included the use of prohibited terms such as ‘offers over’, ‘offers above’ and failures to identify a price range when advertising multi-unit developments.“While buying a home is an exciting milestone it can also be a stressful experience — the last thing people need is to get ripped off by a dodgy operator,” Mr Kean said.
As of Sept. 21 (38th morbidity week),DOH-6’s Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit recorded 49,130 cases ofdengue, with 215 deaths. Cases started dropping in the firstweek of August, said Alonsabe. But he stressed the region must not lower itsguard. DOH declared a region-wide dengueoutbreak on July 15. DOH-6 had been issuing public warnings asearly as last year about a possible surge in dengue cases, according toAlonsabe, citing the trend observed in recent years – dengue outbreaks tend tooccur every three years. While all provinces – Iloilo Antique,Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental – showed a downward trend indengue cases, Alonsabe said there still areas with clustering of cases. It was way back in 2016 when the regionexperienced a dramatic spike in dengue cases, he said. But instead of taking precautionary measures,people became complacent, lamented Alonsabe, perhaps due to the lull in casesin 2018 and 2017. Clustering of cases occur when thereare three or more cases in a barangay in four successive weeks. Dr. Rosemarie Lamirez, DOH-6 medicalcoordinator, said they continue to provide local government units with theneeded logistics to curb the spread of dengue such as mosquito nets andinsecticides.Dengue fast lanes and hydration units in government hospitals are also beingmaintained, Lamirez added. For her part, Dr. Sophia Pulmones,DOH-6 Health Support Division chief, reminded local chief executives tocontinue the 4S campaign. “I hope this trend will continue up tothe end of the year,” said Dr. Glen Alonsabe, DOH Region 6 epidemiologist. ILOILO City – Dengue cases in WesternVisayas continue to taper, according to the Department of Health (DOH), in factthey are now below the epidemic threshold. For severe dengue, the warning signs to lookout for are: severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing,bleeding gums, blood in vomit, fatigue, and restlessness./PN In July, DOH-6 said, people became complacent,thus the surge in dengue cases. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viralinfection causing a severe flu-like illness that could sometimes be fatal. Itscarriers are day-biting mosquitoes (Aedes albpictus and Aedes aegypti) thatlive and breed and clean, stagnant water. According to the World HealthOrganization, individuals should suspect dengue when a high fever (40 degreescentigrade) is accompanied by two of the following symptoms: severe headache,pain behind the eyes, nausea / vomiting, swollen glands, muscle and jointpains, and rash. The 4S strategy stands for: search anddestroy mosquito breeding places, self-protection measures, seek earlyconsultation for fever lasting more than two days, and say “no” toindiscriminate fogging.