Harry Potter’s Tom Felton Says He Wants to Come to Broadway

first_img So, what kind of shows does he have in mind for his Broadway or West End debut? “I was in love with Blood Brothers…Jersey Boys, a lot of musicals.” Oh, good, so he does sing! Hey, we still think he’d be great finding his corner of the sky in Pippin. Oh, did we mention that the Broadway.com team actually doubles as casting directors and prophets? Harry Potter bad boy Tom Felton revealed that he wants to sing on stage…eventually. “It’s definitely a dream of mine to be on Broadway and the West End as well,” the English actor told Buzzfeed. We’re right there with you, Felton! “For me, it’s tough commitment wise,” Felton admitted about his stage aspirations, “because you have to commit for such a long time…hopefully when the right opportunity comes, I’ll jump at the chance.” View Comments Last week, Broadway.com reported that Rupert Grint will make his Broadway debut in It’s Only a Play. With Harry Potter headliner Daniel Radcliffe currently on the Great White Way in The Cripple of Inishmaan and his right-hand man in the wings, we dream-cast some of our other favorite Harry Potter alums, including Draco Malfoy himself.last_img read more

Virginia elections put another state squarely in the energy-transition column

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享E&E News:The Democratic governor of Virginia’s attempts to join the cap-and-trade compact of 10 states had been thwarted by Republican lawmakers, who had controlled the General Assembly in Richmond. That roadblock no longer exists.Climate policy in the U.S. has closely tracked with Democratic state victories in recent years. In 2018, Democrats seized control of all three branches of state government in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and New York and added to their narrow legislative majorities in Washington state.In the following months, New Mexico, New York and Washington all passed legislation to eliminate emissions from power plants by midcentury. Colorado passed a series of reforms meant to green its power supply while Nevada boosted its requirements for renewable energy.Northam has indicated that he wants to follow in those state’s footsteps. In September, he issued an executive order setting renewable energy goals for the state. They included generating 30% of Virginia’s power from renewables by 2030 and all power from non-carbon emitting sources by 2050.But with Republicans controlling the General Assembly in Richmond, the order lacked the force of other states. One big question will be how Democrats approach Dominion Energy Inc., the state’s largest utility. Dominion has emerged as a flashpoint in Virginia politics in recent years.But Dominion has also signaled it is willing to substantially boost its investment in renewables. When Northam issued his executive order establishing renewable energy goals, the utility responded with a statement saying “challenge accepted” Dominion recently announced plans to invest $8 billion in offshore wind.More: Democratic sweep thrusts Va. into ambitious role on climate Virginia elections put another state squarely in the energy-transition columnlast_img read more

Student launches USC Apple application

first_imgStudents can now track Campus Cruiser, view USC maps and have access to a multitude of other university related information — all on one convenient application.Access – Users can utilize these features without Internet access. Photo courtesy of Mithun Baphana i-USC, created by graduate student Mithun Baphana, was launched Aug. 11.Baphana is studying electrical engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering and independently created this application over the summer.Baphana, who also graduated from USC this summer, began work on this application at the start of the summer semester. He created the application because he wanted to provide USC with something useful and long-lasting before the conclusion of his time at school.“I wanted to give something back to my fellow Trojans,” Baphana said.This application is designed to provide USC students and community members with pertinent information that they can view with just the click of a button.Current features include the ability to view the USC Arts and Events calendar, read USC News and the Daily Trojan, view USC maps, track trams and Campus Cruiser and use the faculty and student directories.Within the next couple of weeks, Baphana will be adding access to the USC Credit Union, Blackboard and discounts for USC students in the local community.The application can be downloaded for free on Apple products such as the iPhone or iTouch.Baphana is also working on expanding this application to Blackberry and Android users.“It will be helpful for students, alumni and the USC community,” Baphana said.The graduate student released the application through the Mobile Entertainment Software Corporation, a mobile application development company he founded in February 2009. He is currently developing other applications through this corporation.After originally designing i-USC, Baphana had to send it to Apple for approval before it was offered in the Apple store for customers. Currently, the application is still in its beta stage, where it will remain until he adds the finishing touches.Presently, there are only two other USC-related applications in Apple’s App Store: a USC Athletics application, which costs $4.99, and a free iTommyCam application for weather information and watching Tommy Trojan.Students who own iPhones are already expressing interest in the application.Blake Byfuglin, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, said she already uses her iPhone to access USC information but has to go online to do so.“The fact that I could just look at an application on my phone and not have to use Safari makes it so much more convenient,” Byfuglin said.Though she said she is excited about the potential of the new application, she would like to see the main menu have a button for athletic schedules.“I want to go to all the games but I just don’t always know when or where they are,” she said.Alison Root, a sophomore majoring in cinematic arts (critical studies), said she is most excited about being able to track USC transportation.“I would definitely use it for tracking Campus Cruiser,” she said.Root also suggested that a button be added for viewing the current traffic situation on and around USC.Baphana plans on continuing to work on the application in the coming months, adding new features and taking feedback from students and faculty members.“I will change a few things to make it more user-friendly,” he said.last_img read more