Odds & Ends: Rosie Perez’s Teddy Bear, Andrew Rannells’ Audition & More

first_img Watch Andrew Rannells & Jimmy Fallon’s Glee Audition Cold, miserable, so over frozen February? The below video will cheer you up, we promise. Broadway fave and screen star Andrew Rannells dropped by The Tonight Show on February 25, where host Jimmy Fallon discovered that the Tony nominee has a part in Glee’s series finale. Fallon also wants in on the gig, so suggests they turn the role into a duet and audition with “True” by Spandau Ballet. The subsequent rendition of the 80’s hit is truly classic. View Comments Elisabeth Moss is on B’way Because of Bryan Cranston We have Bryan Cranston to thank for Elisabeth Moss’s return to the Great White Way in The Heidi Chronicles! According to The New York Times, Moss stopped by the Tony winner backstage when he was appearing in All the Way last year. Cranston thought treading the boards might help her transition to a post Mad Men world, since it had helped him after he’d completed his run in Breaking Bad. Turns out, he was right. “I’m never happier than when I’m crying onstage,” Moss said. She is currently in preview at the Music Box Theatre; opening night is set for March 19. Baz Lurhmann Teams Up With Stephen Adly Guirgis  Baz Luhrmann is hard at work on his previously reported Netflix hip-hop drama, The Get Down, and he’s tapping theater talent for the project. Vulture reports that Stephen Adly Guirgis, currently represented off-Broadway by Between Riverside and Crazy, is writing and executive-producing the show. Brooklyn playwright Radha Blank is also on the team. No casting has yet been announced, but The Get Down company will feature both professionals and new talent. Rosie Perez Loves Larry David The View co-host Rosie Perez visited The Today Show on February 26 to talk her role in Broadway’s Fish in the Dark—and also her admiration for the production’s creator and headliner Larry David. “I’ve fallen in love with this man,” she said, calling him a “teddy bear.” That Jennifer Lawrence really is a trailblazer! Check out Perez’s interview below and then the comedy at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

Rio Police Successfully Occupy Rocinha, Brazil’s Largest Shantytown

first_img On November 13, following an operation that began early in the morning with support from armed vehicles and in which not a single shot was fired, the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro (PM) obtained complete control of the Brazil’s largest shantytown, Rocinha, which had been in the hands of drug traffickers for 30 years. Following the operation, around 1,000 residents observed an improvised ceremony to raise the Brazilian flag at a central location in the gigantic slum, to symbolize the recovery of this territory controlled by criminals. On an improvised flagpole, surrounded by a tangle of electrical cables, the officers of the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) raised the national banner and the Rio de Janeiro state flag, amid cheers. “Rocinha, Rocinha, Rocinha,” the residents repeated with emotion. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the other forces that participated in the police takeover of this populous shantytown of 120,000 inhabitants, located in the heart of the city’s wealthy neighborhoods. In the operation, which began around 4 a.m. local time and had support from Navy armored vehicles, the shantytowns of Vidigal and Chácara do Ceu were also occupied. “There were no incidents, nor any shots fired,” Alberto Pinheiro Neto, head of the PM general staff, was happy to say upon announcing the mission’s success. The governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, congratulated the security forces and indicated that he had informed President Dilma Rousseff about the success of the operation. “We’re recovering [the territory] for this population that needs peace, in order to raise their children in peace, people who want to live with dignity, and any access to a life with dignity is by way of peace,” the responsible official indicated. The police seized 13 rifles, 10 mortars, 1 grenade, ammunition, telescopic sights, and motorbikes, in addition to around 150 kilos of marijuana. One person was arrested, although that individual is not currently linked to the 200 drug traffickers who the authorities estimate remain in the shantytown and who were not detained. “The triumph that the citizens of Rio had today was the liberation of those people from being at the mercy of a gun. Arms, drugs, ammunition, (wanted) individuals are important, but returning the territory to those who had not had it for 30 years is not a small thing,” the secretary of security for Rio state, José Mariano Beltrame, judged. Even so, leading trafficker Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias Nem, was already arrested earlier in the week while trying to flee hidden in the trunk of a car. By Dialogo November 15, 2011 I applaud that n operation of this magnitude was carried out cleanly, with a positive outcome and no lives to mourn. Brazil is a country that is moving forward at a winner’s pace. May God continue to bless them. Charlie,I now you know what is happening in Rocinha but wanted to introduce you to this site. It is a great place to quickly catch the highlights on important issues in Latin America and it is free.Have a good evening.Sir James of Belize What charade is this, that not a bullet was shot? If during the first day of the invasion there were more than 21 dead. It is stupid to think that a lot of drug dealers and dangerous criminals were going to allow to be easily detained. In any case, these criminals deserved it by all the suffering caused to all those poor innocent people that only try to live in poverty, between night shootings and extortion by traffickers. You publish false and incomplete information. I do not know why are you trying to disguise the reality.last_img read more

Spring Fashion: It’s All About Color

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Now that spring is in the air and spring fever is setting in, it’s time to shed those layers, pack up the snow boots and switch out all your black ensembles for bold, bright colors that are light, flowy and fabulous.Spotlighting some of this season’s star lineup are florals and fringe, multicolored patterns, polka dots and pastels and asymmetrical lines that are all playful, professional, and on point.“This spring is all about color and I’m talking serious color, not for for the faint of heart,” says Danielle Merollo, Director of Personal Shopping at Americana Manhasset. “For those of us who’ve grown accustomed to an all-black winter wardrobe, this transition can be a little scary. Don’t fret. There are so many gorgeous, colorful pieces to choose from.”THE WEEKDAY LOOKConsider mixing soft pastels with bright outerwear. Mix and match bags in lovely rose and blush tones that are this season’s new neutrals. For a bright splash, finish off the look with floral ankle strap sandal.Dress: Theory Good Wool Shift Dress in Berry Tint, $325Coat: Theory Suede Piazza Coat in Deep Celadon, $1,555Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo Medium Sophia Rainbow Bag, $2,400Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo Ankle-Strap Foulard Sandal in New Blush, $695THE WEEKEND LOOKFreshen up your denim look with a distressed pair of jeans and a modern, vibrant top. Add fun, graphic touches — another big trend — with your accessories. Complete the look beautifully bold bags and shoes.Top: Rag & Bone Vanessa Top in Bright Rose, $350Jean: Alice + Olivia Genevieve Distressed Jean, $295Bag: Dior Dio(R)evolution Flap Bag with Slot Handclasp in Off-White, $3,900Strap: Dior Multi-Colored Canvas Shoulder Strap with J’aDior Signature, $1,500Shoe: Louis Vuitton Fireball Mule in Noir / Blanc, $1,120THE EVENING LOOKHere’s where you can pull out all the stops. A flowing skirt and silk tank in a mix of rich gem tones is sure to turn heads, while still looking effortless and easy. Pair the look with vivid sandals and an elegant clutch and you’re ready to paint the town red… and green and pink!Top: Alice + Olivia Harmon Drapey Silk Tank in Bright Juniper, $195Skirt: Alice + Olivia Katz Sunburst Pleat Mid Length Skirt, $660Bag: Bottega Veneta Stretch Knot Clutch, $1,800Shoe: Giorgio Armani Sandal with Heel and Braided Laces, $1,195Model/Stylist: Lucianna Bartellino with the Americana Manhassetlast_img read more

Bank of Ireland sees deficit increase by €460m on back of Brexit

first_imgThe Bank of Ireland’s pension fund has seen a significant increase in its pension deficit as a result of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, disclosing a shortfall €460m higher than in December.The defined benefit (DB) scheme’s deficit increased to €1.2bn at the end of June, the bank said in an announcement to the Irish stock exchange, ahead of its half-year results set to be published at the end of July.The Irish scheme joins UK DB funds struggling in the aftermath of the country’s referendum.The most authoritative source of deficit figures, the PPF 7800 Index, recorded an £89bn (€105bn) increase in the days after the vote.  In the statement, the bank said: “The outcome of the EU referendum in the UK has impacted, amongst other factors, foreign exchange rates and interest rates including AA corporate bond yields, which, under IAS 19 accounting requirements, are used to discount the liabilities in the group’s sponsored defined benefit pension schemes.”The bank said that, as a consequence, the deficit had risen from €470m at the end of December to around €1.2bn.The scheme, closed to new members in 2007 and closed to accrual in 2014, reported assets of €6.8bn at the end of last year.While the company applied a discount rate of 2.3% at the end of December, and assumed inflation of 1.6% – both measures were up by 10 basis points over the end of 2014 – it calculated a 0.25% drop in the discount rate would increase the deficit by €328m.The marked increase in the scheme’s deficit comes after several years of fluctuating shortfalls for Bank of Ireland.Over the course of 2012, it saw an even steeper increase in the shortfall, from €413m to €1.1bn.last_img read more

Gold Coast house with see-through facade sells for more than $1 million

first_imgThe Broadbeach Waters property at 31 Naranga Ave is known for its unusual design.AN unusual brick house known for its see-through facade has changed hands in a million-dollar deal.The award-winning Broadbeach Waters property on Naranga Ave was snapped up for $1.2 million earlier this month by an interstate couple.Property records show its sale marks a record price for its street.The previous benchmark of $890,000 was set when the property at no. 17 sold in 2017.Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Jesse Willcox, who marketed the property, said it also set the bar for dry blocks in the area. The new buyers plan to move in. The house sold for $1.2 million. The polished concrete floors are among the house’s standout features.“It’s a standard brick unit but it’s turned on its edge so you see through it,” Mr Davidson told The Bulletin in March.“It’s like a breezeblock but more hard-wearing, it doesn’t need to be painted or treated.”He said the house was broken down into different sections with some very enclosed and sheltered areas while the main living areas were open to the elements.A 25-year-old crepe myrtle tree, which stands within the central atrium and connects the home’s two levels, is a highlight.Large expanses of glass, polished concrete floors and spotted gum timber flooring are also standout features. There is a 25-year-old crepe myrtle tree inside the house.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said the buyers were perfect for the four-bedroom, two bathroom house and planned to move into it.“They fell in love with it, the uniqueness of it stood out,” he said.“Obviously it’s a fairly unique property so it drew a lot of attention.”The house, which was built by vendors James and Lauren Davidson with Brisbane-based James Russell Architect, is well known among locals because of the bricks that surround it.It is a design similar to breezeblocks, which were hip in the 1950s and ’60s, where bricks are laid on their side to show their weepholes and allow for natural light and air to flow through. MORE NEWS: How this woman made $100k in eight weeks An interstate couple snapped up the house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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.Close Modal DialogThis 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 Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 MORE NEWS: Coast’s first penthouse sells under the hammer It has an open floorplan with lots of natural light.last_img read more

Twisters Get Victory Over Shiners

first_img4th Ranked Oldenburg Academy welcomed Rising Sun to the graveyard on Monday night and OA came away with a 4-0 win to raise their record to 6-3-1.OA got on the board early as Rising Sun was called for a hand ball in the box within the first 2 minutes of the game. Rising Sun was called for a second hand ball in the box in the second half as well. Aaron Huber calmly stepped up on both PK’s and put them in the back of the net. Huber also assisted on the fourth goal on a nice flick in the box to a waiting Sidney Ricke. Luke Ruter scored the second goal of the night on a nice move up the middle as he got behind the defense for a one on one with the keeper.‘We knew going into the game that Rising Sun had been scoring a lot this year. I was proud of our defense as they stood the challenge and got a shutout. Adam Mullen was credited with his 3rd shutout of the year.’  Twisters Coach Ken Getz.last_img read more

Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour travels to Hancock County for June 27 salute to veterans

first_imgBRITT, Iowa (June 22) – Hancock County Speedway salutes those who have served our country when the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour comes to Britt next Tuesday, June 27.IMCA Modifieds race for $3,000 to win in the fourth installment of the 2017 tour. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier is sponsored by Mike and Barb Schroeder.Completing the busy race night program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars running for $2,500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $2,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $1,800 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $400 to win.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. The draw ends at 6:30 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Veterans and their spouses get into the grandstand for free. Pit passes are $25.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State, but no local track points will be awarded for the draw/redraw show.Salute to Veterans will be broadcast by IMCATV and fireworks follow the race program. More infor­mation is posted on the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website.Hancock County owns the distinction of being the only track to host a Hawkeye Dirt Tour event every year since the series began in 2010.Following Jeremy Mills of Garner to victory lane since the inaugural event in Britt were Clayton Christensen of Spencer in 2011, Jon Snyder of Ames in 2012, Kyle Strickler of Mooresville, N.C., in 2013 and 2015, Mark Elliott of Webster City in 2014 and Corey Dripps of Reinbeck last June.Consistent Kelly Shryock of Fertile brings the point lead to town Tuesday night. Arnold Motor Sup­ply Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature winners so far this season include Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown, Todd Shute of Des Moines and Justin Kay of Wheatland.Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 111; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 108; 3. Kyle Brown, Madrid, 103; 4. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 92; 5. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 88; 6. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 76; 7. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 73; 8. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 71; 9. John Emerson, Waterloo, and Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., both 65; 11. David Brown, Kellogg. 63; 12. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 58; 13. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, 56; 14. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 55; 15. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 54; 16. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 51; 17. Shane DeMey, Denison, 47; 18. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 40; 19. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 39; 20. Darin Duffy, Urbana, 37.last_img read more

Tennis to host regionals

first_imgTennis to host regionals May 2, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The road to the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Tennis National Championships will begin this weekend at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. On Wednesday, it was announced that West Florida will be one of two schools in the south region to host the first two rounds of the national tournament.The men’s and women’s team will both host their region tournament on Thursday and Friday, May 3-4. This is the ninth consecutive season that the men’s and women’s teams will host the first two rounds of the national tournament.In men’s action, top-ranked and top-seed West Florida (23-3) will face fourth-seed Alabama-Huntsville. If the Argonauts win, they will advance to Saturday’s regional final against the winner of the Delta State/North Alabama match.On the women’s side, top-seed and fifth-ranked West Florida (17-6) will host Tuskegee . A victory would advance the Argonauts to the regional finals against the winner of the North Alabama-Harding match.Both men’s and women’s matches on Thursday will begin at 10 a.m. The finals matches are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday.Complete ScheduleThursday, May 310 a.mMatch 1 – Men – #1 West Florida (23-3) vs. #4 Alabama-Huntsville (7-8)Match 2 – Women – #1 West Florida (17-6) vs. #4 Tuskegee (14-9)2 p.m.Match 3 – Men – #2 Delta State (13-7) vs. #3 North Alabama (9-10)Match 4 – Women – #2 Harding (21-6) vs. #3 North Alabama (9-10)Friday, May 4Finals will begin at 10 a.mPrint Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Eagles Junior High Soccer Team Gets ‘W’ Over Knights

first_imgThe JCD Jr. High Soccer team hosted the South Dearborn Knights winning 3-1.   Scoring for the Eagles: Brady Comer 2 Goals, 7 shots, 1 assist; Warren Boor 1 goal, 3 shots 1 assist; Carson Hughes 4 shots; Dylan Hon 2 shots; Sam Schwering 2 shots; Grant Rinear 3 shots; Drew Cacamo 1 shot; Sam Simon 2 shots; Clark Dwenger  3 stops; Jonathan Norman 2 stops; Ben Schoettmer 4 saves; Brady Borgman 2 saves, 2 stops.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img