Extra, Extra! Kara Lindsay is Leaving Newsies

first_img View Comments In addition to Lindsay and Cott, Newsies currently stars John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda and features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Kinky Boots’ Harvey Fierstein. Star Files Kara Lindsay Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Stop the presses! Original Newsies cast member Kara Lindsay has revealed via Twitter that she is to exit the Tony-winning musical and will play her final performance February 2. A spokesperson confirmed her departure. The actress who will take over the role of Katherine Plumber will be announced shortly. Lindsay wrote, “To all the wonderfully amazing Newsies Fansies…I wanted to let you know that Sunday, February 2nd will be my last show at Newsies. I cannot thank you enough for your generous support and love throughout these two years. The letters, the gifts, the tweets, and smiles have filled my heart with so much joy! It’s meant more to me than you will ever know. You are so very special. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.” Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies follows Jack Kelly (Corey Cott), a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged boys, who dreams of a better life far from the hardships of the streets. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike. Newsieslast_img read more

Exclusive: Take a Look Now at the Luminous Barbara Cook!

first_img Related Shows As Barbara Cook prepares to return to the New York stage in Barbara Cook: Then and Now at off-Broadway’s New World Stages this spring, we have a first look at the incandescent Tony winner. Cook’s new show, which will kick off on April 12, was conceived by James Lapine and directed by Tommy Tune, so you know you’ll be in good hands when you settle in for an evening of personal stories and signature songs. After all, it’s not every day that you have a chance to be entertained by a living legend. Barbara Cook: Then and Now officially opens on May 4 and runs through June 26. Barbara Cook(Photo: Andrew Eccles) Barbara Cook: Then and Nowcenter_img View Comments from $110last_img read more

Annual Giving

first_imgIn its most successful year of fundraising to date, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences raised nearly $24 million in gifts, the second-highest total among all UGA colleges and schools for the fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30.In fact, the fiscal 2018 total surpassed last year’s fundraising total by more than $15 million.“We thank our supporters who recognize the value of our teaching, research and extension programs and have chosen to make investments in our long-term success,” said Mary Ann Parsons, senior director of development for the college. “As we look toward the future, this support provides a vital foundation for our ability to continue to educate tomorrow’s workforce, provide high-quality research programs, and equip our county faculty with the resources to tackle challenges in communities across the state.”To date, CAES donors have contributed more than $75 million to the Commit to Georgia campaign, a multiyear effort to increase scholarships, improve classroom opportunities, and support research and service across the university. The growth of campaign donations by UGA donors has set a record for five years straight.The total endowed funds to CAES reached nearly $40 million and included an endowed chair and three endowed professorships.Fiscal 2018 giving by alumni and friends of CAES resulted in a 10.5 percent increase in the annual fund, and 777 individuals made their first gift to CAES.These gifts will have a huge impact on CAES students. Already, $150,000 has been designated to CAES for Georgia Commitment Scholarships, need-based undergraduate student scholarships that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the UGA Foundation. These funds help to cover students’ costs that may not be covered by other scholarships or grants, thereby removing students’ financial barriers. CAES is better equipped to train the next generation of scientists and to contribute to Georgia’s largest economic sector thanks to the generosity of alumni, corporations, foundations and friends.To learn more about giving to CAES, visit www.caes.uga.edu/alumni/giving or contact the CAES Office of Development and Alumni Relations by calling 706-542-3390.last_img read more

‘Save Colstrip’ bill will cost Montana consumers, PSC staff warns

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:The Republicans’ play to bail out Colstrip will cost each NorthWestern Energy customer at least $721 and may not work, according to Montana Public Service Commission analysts. Analysts for the state’s commission of elected utility regulators laid out the costs Monday and recommended the PSC oppose the latest bill on Colstrip.At issue is Senate Bill 331, a bill by Billings Republican Sen. Tom Richmond that assures that if Colstrip closes early customers keep paying NorthWestern $407 million for the utility’s 2008 purchase of Colstrip Unit 4. Early closure is seeming more likely as the power plant’s other utility owners arrange to be financially ready to shutter Colstrip by 2027. The bill, which has NorthWestern’s backing, is being promoted by the Senate Republican caucus.“In the event that Colstrip Unit 4 were retired in 2027, the asset’s un-depreciated and remediation costs total $276 million. That amount would equate to a liability of approximately $721 per customer, based on the current number of NorthWestern customers,” analysts reported.That $721 cost per consumer could increase as other costs, such as environmental cleanup, are folded in the equation, according to staff.Analysts described the bill as a guarantee that NorthWestern would be paid back, not as legislation that would protect Colstrip from early closure. The risk associated with the power plant closing early would shift entirely to NorthWestern’s customers, staff said.The commission declined the advice and voted 3 to 1 to support SB 331, which was scheduled for a Tuesday hearing. Bozeman’s Roger Koopman, the only no vote, warned the commission wouldn’t be able to balance the interests of customers and NorthWestern if SB 331 passed.More: ‘Save Colstrip’ bill could cost each NorthWestern customer at least $721 ‘Save Colstrip’ bill will cost Montana consumers, PSC staff warnslast_img read more

What Not To Do in Our National Parks

first_imgUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a string of bizarre incidents occurring in America’s national parks. This year’s wave of what can only be described as inane human negligence began on April 17 at Yellowstone National Park’s iconic Old Faithful geyser when a woman was caught on video approaching and ultimately petting a resting bison—a giant beast of an animal that reaches 2,ooo lbs or more and charges at speeds in excess of 30 mph.As if that show of reckless self endangerment and willful disregard for well advertised park rules wasn’t enough, America was shocked again just a few weeks later when a traveling father-son duo, compelled by what they’ve defended as compassion, loaded a struggling and abandoned newborn bison into the back hatch of their rented SUV and escorted the wild creature to a nearby ranger station.Events like these are popping up more and more each year as Yellowstone and other parks around the country struggle to cope with steadily increasing visitation rates brought about by booming tourism and increased interest in America’s national parks.It’s gotten so bad in Yellowstone, in fact, that the current superintendent, Dan Wenk, actually entertained the idea of limiting visitor admittance into the park in a National Geographic article published back in May.It would be tough to watch policies like this being implemented, but it may be the only real solution if certain park goers don’t begin to realize that what they are visiting is a delicate and well preserved swath of wild land, not a petting zoo on steroids. And that, given the chance, these wild lands and the wild things that inhabit them will kill you.Here is an 8 step guide—inspired by recent events—on what not to do when visiting one of our 59 National Parks.1. Don’t pet the bison!Like most of the “tips” on this list, this one should absolutely be allowed to go unsaid. But, unfortunately common sense seems to be a hot commodity among awe-stricken tourists in Yellowstone these days. Lately, there’s at least one new case every year of someone either attempting to touch a bison (again these animals reach weights up to 2,000 lbs and can go from a docile state to a 30 mph charge in a matter of seconds) or invading its personal space at the cost of their own safety. In addition to the brazen petting incident shown in the video above, a man was photographed in August of last year gently rubbing a bison’s snout as if it was as normal an activity as patting a passing stranger’s dog on the head.Screen shot 2016-06-23 at 1.41.47 PM2. Don’t put the bison in your f*cking rental car!Of all the bat shit crazy things that have gone down in Yellowstone since the 2016 season began, this one might take the cake. By now you probably know the story. A newborn bison was separated from its heard while crossing a frigid tributary and began approaching cars along the roadside. As heart wrenching as this must have been, most people simply drove away, leaving the natural forces that drive places like Yellowstone to their own cruel devices. But father-son duo Shamash and Shakeel Kassam aren’t most people. After initially leaving the bison by the side of the road, they had a change of heart. They turned around, drove back to the spot where the baby buffalo was still standing, and loaded that puppy into their rented Toyota Sequoia before racing off to the nearest ranger station—where I’m guessing they thought they’d find one of Yellowstone’s famous veterinary clinics waiting to welcome them with open arms. Thank God for heros like these.Screen shot 2016-06-23 at 1.52.00 PM3. Don’t film yourself acting like a jack ass on a prohibited portion of one of the largest and most impressive hot springs in the world.Just a few day after BisonGate 2016 gripped the nation and whipped the internet into an uncontrollably state of fury, a few bros from Canada decided it was time to go dancing around on the ecologically delicate surface of the world famous Grand Prismatic Hot Spring.573b4601a906c.imageNeedless to say, the internet had its way with these selfie soldiers. Soon after they were captured on video defacing the word’s third largest hot spring, angry park lovers began to unearth evidence of previous national park transgressions on the group’s own Facebook page. In another photo they were seen driving their tour bus-sized RV along the flooded Bonneville Salt Flats with water skiers in tow.high-on-life4. Don’t walk around off the board walk in volatile thermal areas. Seriously, you could be boiled alive.Tragically, a young Utah man learned this lesson the hard way earlier this month after venturing a couple hundred yards into a restricted thermal area at the popular and highly trafficked Norris Geyser Basin. 23 year-old Colin Nathaniel Scott of Portland, Oregon died after falling into a hot spring in an area that park literature calls Yellowstone’s hottest thermal feature.31277_10100212705443449_3627210_n5. Stay at least 25 yards from elk when photographing. The video says it all on this one. Don’t stick your camera phone in an elk’s face. They have no interest in becoming a part of your personal Instagram narrative.6. Don’t use priceless geological features as canvases for your shitty art.Evidence of this egregious national park offense surfaced in 2014, and like the Canadian bros who trashed Yellowstone and other parks earlier this year, the culprit in this case was fueled by social media induced narcism. Casey Nocket wanted the world to see her unique artistic creations, so, like so many others in her generation, she decided to harness the power of Instagram. Unfortunately, in her case she was essentially documenting and publicizing a series of serious crimes in at least six national parks—Death Valley, Colorado National Monument, Canyonlands, Zion, and Crater Lake among them. Who would have thought that slapping permanent acrylic paint on rocks in highly protected, federally owned areas was against the law? Because of these antics Nocket is now banned from all federally administered land in the United States.CreepyTings_lead17. Don’t drive like it’s I-75. You might hit and kill a Grizzly cub.This one took place just three days ago in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park when a driver struck a grizzly cub as it crossed the park’s main thoroughfare with its mother, a well known and recently photographed sow grizzly know to park enthusiasts as 399. The first witnesses to the scene recalled seeing a distraught 399 attempting to drag her cub’s lifeless body form the road to the grass. This is a perfect example of why you should take it easy when driving around in national parks. Animals like this often utilize the roadways. Be prepared to give them the right of way they deserve.8. Don’t take a drunken swim in a pool housing highly endangered pupfish. Here’s another one that sounds like it originated in an Onion article. Back in late April a group of what appeared to drunken desert hooligans rolled into Death Valley National Park in a camouflaged ATV with guns in tow and proceeded to wreak havoc on the last refuge of a highly endangered pupfish. As the shown in the surveillance footage below, these three men engaged in what the L.A. Times called a “drunken rampage that included gunfire, skinny-dipping, vomiting and the death of a tiny endangered fish.” I have no doubt that in many parts of the country this is considered a good time, but a highly protected area within one of America’s most famous national parks simply isn’t an appropriate venue.The incidents listed above are extreme, and most people have better sense than to engage in this kind of behavior. But it’s not just the egregious and ghastly violations that turn heads and make national headlines that are wearing down the national parks. “Little things” like staying on defined trails and packing out everything you pack in while visiting the backcountry can have profound effects as well. Learn more about being a proper steward of the land when visiting national parks and other public lands at www.lnt.org and treadlightly.org.last_img read more

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks nomination for its Board of Directors

first_imgThe Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks nomination for its Board of Directors To participate, kids sign up online, go on an adventure, and then track their adventures in exchange for fun prizes. During the pandemic, kids are encouraged to start with backyard adventures, which they can participate in from their own backyard. The ATC says that if you or someone you know is interested in serving on the ATC Board, they welcome your nomination. Criteria for board nominations can be found here. Nominations should be sent no later than May 31, 2020. KOA, a network of privately owned campgrounds, is hosting a first-of-its-kind virtual event called “Big Weekend,” with all funds supporting KOA Care Camps, a network of 135 specialized summer camps for children facing cancer, and their siblings. For the past 16-years, the fundraiser has been held at KOA campgrounds, but the event has moved online this year due to COVID-19. Struggling to keep your kids active and engaged while adhering to stay-at-home orders? Kids in Parks, a program that encourages and supports active family engagement, is expanding their network of family-friendly outdoor adventures called TRACK Trails, which kids can use to track adventures in nature. Their newest program, e-Adventures, allows kids to access some of the most popular TRACK Trail brochures from their smart phone or tablet. KOA Care Camps presents its virtual “Big Weekend”center_img The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has opened nominations for the ATC Board of Directors. Elected leadership serves three-year terms, and one-third of the 15 board positions become open each year. Nominees are selected by the ATC nominating committee and are approved by the full board during the ATC annual meeting. Kids in Parks launches e-Adventures A $10 family pass grants access to the 3-day online event, which includes art activities, a campfire singalong, family s’mores building, a movie night, a “bear hunt” scavenger hunt, virtual tent building, nature talks, camp cooking classes and more. To find out more or register, visit https://koacarecamps.salsalabs.org/bigweekend/index.html. Photo of A.T. at Max Patch from Getty Imageslast_img read more

McDonough seeks Bar reinstatement

first_imgMcDonough seeks Bar reinstatement McDonough seeks Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, Michael David McDonough has petitioned the Supreme Court of Florida for Bar reinstatement.On December 27, 2004, McDonough received a 91-day suspension with conditions: evaluation by Florida Lawyer’s Assistance, Inc., and LOMAS review prior to reinstatement.Any person having knowledge bearing upon McDonough’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Alan Anthony Pascal, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 5900 North Andrews Ave., Suite 900, Ft. Lauderdale 33309, telephone (954) 772-2245, ext. 2224. November 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Akeler to shell out £60m on Hammersmith Embankment

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Venezuela, Cuba denounce US in UN speeches

first_imgVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Monday for the world to fight against “hegemony” and “imperialist ideas” during the UN General Assembly’s virtual summit.In a pre-recorded speech, Maduro, accused by UN investigators of crimes against humanity, denounced “the world of hegemony, the world of imperialism” and insisted on the need to be “united” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. “Venezuela supports a multipolar world, a renewed UN system, a system that knows how to enforce international law and protect the people of the world,” he said, condemning US attacks on the World Health Organization, without explicitly naming the country. “The irresponsible behavior of the United States is the greatest danger to international peace and security,” he said. “It seems that [the US] is at war with the planet… and its inhabitants,” Rodriguez Parrilla said, condemning the “economic, commercial and financial blockade” Washington imposed on Cuba. Topics :center_img “This is not the time to insult, to threaten the WHO, it is now the time to unite in its favor,” he said.”The world defeated fascism 75 years ago. The world will also win against those who seek hegemony, against imperialist ideas, and it will be able to defeat neo-fascism,” said the socialist leader, whose legitimacy in office is no longer recognized by more than 50 countries.Maduro is due Wednesday to deliver another virtual speech before the UN during the annual General Assembly, which he has not physically participated in since 2018.Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla also criticized the US. “On this 75th anniversary of the UN, multilateralism and international law are threatened by the largest global power. last_img read more

Chinese death row escapee spotted in Bogor forest

first_imgImmediately after escaping, Changpan visited his wife and children in Cilaku village, Bogor regency, West Java, where he used to run a tire recycling business that is now managed by his wife with the help of several employees.Cilaku village neighborhood unit head, Pendi, confirmed that he had visited the village to see his wife and children. “He stopped briefly at the village to see his wife. I didn’t see him when he left,” Pendi said. The police have questioned Changpan’s wife and family. (dpk)Topics : The Jakarta Police are continuing their search for Chinese national Cai Changpan, a death row inmate who escaped from a Banten prison last month, after he was spotted by locals in Tenjo Forest, Bogor, West Java,.“Some of the villagers reported that Changpan entered the forest. We already dispatched several teams to check the area,” Metro Jaya Police spokesman Sr. Comm. Yusri Yunus said last week, as quoted by kompas.com. Changpan, who was convicted of drug trafficking in 2017, first escaped in January 2017, but was captured three days later. In September, Changpan escaped again from the Tangerang penitentiary in Banten via a tunnel he dug inside his block. He had dug the hole every night for eight months using a range of tools including a shovel, a screwdriver, a chisel, a water pump and a hose. To avoid detection, he covered the opening with his bed. The police are still investigating how Changpan obtained the tools.Read also: Two Tangerang prison officers dismissed following escape of death row inmatelast_img read more