Odds & Ends: Matt Smith & Zosia Mamet Team Up & More

first_img View Comments P.S. Speaking of Grease: Live (which we make no apologies for, we will be doing so ALL week), Carlos PenaVega revealed on his Instagram that Broadway vet Wendell Pierce will play Coach Calhoun in the tuner. Oh, and Tveit will be the headliner of the next #OutofOz video. A plethora of riches to look forward to! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Matt Smith & Zosia Mamet Team Up For MapplethorpeStage and screen stars Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Zosia Mamet (Girls) will join forces in Ondi Timoner’s new biopic Mapplethorpe. According to Deadline, Smith will play avant-garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who died of AIDS in 1989 at 42; Mamet takes on the role of Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s best friend and sometime lover. Interesting side note: Smith led the world premiere of American Psycho in London and Mamet appeared in a workshop of the Broadway-bound tuner, which will begin performances at the Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24.Kelli O’Hara to Headline at Carnegie HallKelli O’Hara is set to make her Carnegie Hall solo headlining debut! The Tony winner will appear on October 29 at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage; more details will be announced later. Of course, you can continue to get to know the Broadway fave at Lincoln Center, where she is currently appearing in The King and I.Character Actor Abe Vigoda Dead at 94Stage and screen favorite Abe Vigoda died in Woodland Park, New Jersey, on January 26, aged 94. According to the AP, the cause of death was old age. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of an ill-fated Mafioso in The Godfather and the detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV show Barney Miller, Vigoda made his Broadway debut in 1967 in The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat… His additional Main Stem credits included Arsenic and Old Lace and Tough to Get Help. Vigoda is survived by his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, grandchildren Jamie, Paul and Steven, and a great-grandson.Tom Kitt Takes Us Behind the Music at Grease: LiveTony winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) is currently hard at work supervising the music for Grease: Live. Check out below as the self-confessed “fan boy” takes us behind the scenes of what we can expect for the live telecast on January 31, which stars (as if you didn’t already know) Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough. Incidentally, the cast recording will also drop on that date. Grease is the word!last_img read more

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The Old Ceremony – Walk on Thin Air

first_imgThe Old Ceremony is the rare band that can write contemplative, artsy rock ‘n’ roll while not coming across as holier than thou. Walk on Thin Air, the Chapel Hill quintet’s third album, is sometimes bold and brash, often sparse and ethereal, but at all times introspective. Django Haskins, principal poet and songwriter for The Old Ceremony, sings of, among other things, inevitability, finding anonymity in the bottle, and the simple matter of perspective. From the shake-your-first-at-the-world opener “‘Til My Voice is Gone” to the intense self-reflection in “Stubborn Man” and the brotherly advice of “Don’t Parade Your Scars,” Walk on Thin Air, without being preachy, consistently encourages listeners to look within. There’s nothing wrong with that at all.last_img read more

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Finding My Way (without GPS)

first_imgThe sun was setting over the Gulf Coast. I sat with Cliff, a tanned Hawaiian turned Floridian, before a licking fire at a beach campsite in Everglades National Park. The Everglades offers hundreds of miles of canoe and kayak routes, and is a favorite winter destination for backcountry paddlers. Also known as the Mangrove Maze, the Everglades presents paddlers with navigational challenges with names like Ten Thousand Islands, The Labyrinth, and The Nightmare. Paddling here can be tough, GPS or not, due to winds, tides and a more-alike-than-not paddlescape.I should know. I wrote A Paddler’s Guide to Everglades National Park, penning the first edition in pre-GPS days, and the second edition after navigating the Glades by map and compass had become archaic.I could’ve used a GPS a time or two in those early days. It was midnight on the Joe River. I arose at midnight in order to catch a favorable tide that would take me back to the put-in. The moonlit night was dead calm. I traced the Joe River south with the tide, my stroking blade making the only sounds as it cut through the water.Then I took a wrong turn.I canoed into a vein-like network of creeks, eventually realizing this wasn’t the Joe River anymore. I stopped, and sat still in the canoe. The mosquitoes took the opportunity, draining me into paddling like mad into the aquatic jumble. Despite my bug-inspired haste I found the Joe River and was on my way.That wouldn’t have happened with a GPS.The GPS has brought paddlers like Cliff to the Everglades. He couldn’t comprehend navigating the Glades without a GPS. Navigation existed before GPS and Google Earth. Mariners once used the sun, stars and sextants to find their way. Later came map and compass navigation, where you orient the appropriate map north with the compass, match the horizon with the map and away you went.What if Cliff’s GPS had fallen off his sea kayak? What if his GPS batteries died? What then, Cliff?No doubt, GPS make navigation of the Everglades much easier. You can simply download nautical charts onto your device, then satellites circling planet Earth show your exact position in the park. Same goes for our Southern Appalachian Mountains. Or anywhere for that matter. A GPS gives novices an edge and a comforting reassurance of a known and exact position. 1 2last_img read more

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Merchandising is essential to a profitable branch

first_imgIn best practices, merchandising can be one of the most powerful marketing tools, one that communicates with members in a multi-sensory way. The more you can reach people through sight, sound, touch and interactivity, the more relevant you become, resulting in the opportunity to establish a strong emotional connection with your members.Merchandising brands the retail environment as your space. Your branches become uniquely yours and they stand out amongst the sea of sameness found in many of your competitors’ branches.Branch networks, for most financial institutions, are a patchwork of legacy locations, acquired locations, freestanding buildings, in-line spaces and a full myriad of sizes, shapes and interior design.Merchandising is the common denominator that can tie your network together, building brand experience consistency and continuity across the entire spectrum. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Imperial Riviera is embarking on a new cycle of development and investment

first_imgIn the last three years, Valamar Riviera and AZ pension funds have invested more than a billion kuna in Croatian tourism through the acquisition of Rab’s Imperial and Hotel Makarska and through continuous investments in the development of their tourism portfolios. It was created by merging the Hotel Makarska with the Rab Imperial at the end of June this year Imperial Riviera dd. with the aim of creating a stronger platform for continued investment in the expansion of tourism business in Croatia and the region. Photo: Valamar Padova Hotel Valamar is in charge of managing the tourism business of the entire portfolio. In the invitation to the General Assembly, the Management Board of Imperial Riviere dd proposed an increase in the share capital of Imperial Riviera in the amount of HRK 426 million, or about EUR 57 million.    The announced increase in the share capital of Imperial Riviera is the beginning of the realization of the previously announced five-year business plan which envisages EUR 200 million worth of new investments in raising the quality of the portfolio and growth through acquisitions and expansion to attractive tourist destinations in Croatia and the region. leading tourist companies in Croatia. Thus, Imperial Riviera will operate in several destinations.center_img Imperial Riviera currently has six hotels, three tourist resorts and two camps in its leading Croatian destinations, the islands of Rab and Makarska, which makes a total of 3.618 accommodation units and a capacity to accommodate 9.000 guests, and in the 2019 season employs about 900 workers. “Continuation of investments in this joint project is a follow-up to the investment strategy of AZ pension funds, according to which we invest in Croatian tourism because we believe that such investments are in line with long-term investment potential of our fund members. We consider the model in which we combine the investment potential of AZ pension funds and the experience and success in running Valamar, as the leading Croatian hotel company, to be a model that ensures the long-term success of this project.”, said Kristijan Buk, President of the Management Board of Allianz ZB, a company for the management of mandatory and voluntary pension funds. The capital increase and the organization of a joint venture for the management and investment of tourist property in the region is a logical continuation of the successful cooperation between the leading pension fund and the leading hotel company in Croatia. “We believe in the growth potential of Croatian tourism and the long-term sustainability of the hotel industry that invests in employees, destinations and quality tourism, and I am convinced that the partnership with AZ pension funds is an ideal model for investment and development of Croatian tourism,” said Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.last_img read more

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PREMIUMMinisters’ blunders may erode public trust in Jokowi

first_imgGoogle As President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration handles crisis after crisis in the first five months of his second term in office, some of his aides have been criticized for public statements that have caused anxiety and distrust in the government.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto has been criticized for his lack of transparency and sluggish efforts to test for and trace the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while other countries have scrambled to improve public health measures to contain the global outbreak.While declaring the country virus-free and asking people to keep praying, the minister did not carefully trace potential cases despite reports that certain foreign travelers who had transited in the country had later tested positive for the virus.The first two confirmed COVID-19 patients, who are a mother and daughter, were discovered after bot… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account Jokowi-second-term Terawan-Agus-Putranto health-ministry COVID-19 harun-masiku PDI-P Yasona-Laoly Muhadjir-Effendy marriage Fachrul-Razi niqab Linkedin Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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Teneriffe house with 270 degree views hits the market

first_imgCheck out the views from the rooftop terrace at 243 Kent St, Teneriffe.THIS house is the perfect mix between classic Queenslander and contemporary living.When Stephen and Nora Atkinson bought the 243 Kent St house at Teneriffe a decade ago, they knew whatever renovations they undertook, they would have to encompass the block’s incredible views. Upstairs is a more contemporary living space.On the middle level there is a shift to modern architecture, and while polished timber floorboards continue through the area, there is a more contemporary vibe, with a pane of glass in the floor to look down to the level below, and a gas fireplace surrounded by a stone feature wall. The front of the house at 243 Kent St, Teneriffe, is modest but charming.“It’s quite an interesting spot,” Mrs Atkinson said.“We loved its aspect.“You get 270 degree views, from the airport control tower to the Story Bridge.”To make the most of the city skyline, they built a rooftop terrace.“You feel like you’re on top of Brisbane when you’re on top of the roof deck,” Mrs Atkinson said. Take a dip on those hot summer days.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Polished timber floorboards sweep through the kitchen.The house spans across several levels, including the terrace, and the lower level has the elements of a Queenslander, with polished timber floorboards, VJ walls, dado rails, stained glass windows and ornate fretwork. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThis level has VJ walls, dado rails and decorative fretwork.Other elements of the renovations included an extension out the back, adding more entertainment areas, and building the property upward. This loft makes for a cool studio space.On this level is also a separate studio space, which follows pitched rooflines.“I practice my yoga or meditation in there, or the kids have music jam sessions up there,” Mrs Atkinson said.“We did have guests occasionally stay in there, it is extremely versatile.”Upstairs is the master suite and the pool.last_img read more

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Beach bargain: Noosa surf shack could be yours for just $15,000!

first_imgInside the former Noosa Surf Club building from the 1930s. Picture: Facebook.Seller Damon Bereziat declined to comment.The building was reportedly used as the ‘Tip Top Tip Shop’ at the Noosa Refuge Station prior to finding its way online.Despite its age, the timber floorboards, rafters and roof are in good condition. An aerial view of Noosa Main Beach and the current Noosa Surf Life Saving Club. Photo: Lachie Millard.A PIECE of Queensland’s surf life saving history has hit the market with a bargain basement price in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the state.The Noosa Surf Club of the 1930s is a far less grand affair than the one that now boasts a prime position on fashionable Hastings Street, but the original was built to stand the test of time and comes with loads of charm. RELATED: Amazing waterside homes for every budget The rafters inside the former Noosa Surf Club building. Picture: Facebook.The 5.3m x 7.3m x 4.2m shack, with rafters purpose-built for surfboard storage still intact, can be picked up from Doonan, where the median house price is $870,000, according to property researcher CoreLogic. The former Noosa Surf Club building from the 1930s is for sale for $15,000. Picture: Facebook.The simple structure that stood on stumps in the sand dunes nearly 90 years ago has ended up on Facebook Marketplace, where it is being advertised for sale for the price of a small car — just $15,000.It’s a measly amount compared to surrounding properties in the area.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agocenter_img The timber floorboards of the former Noosa Surf Club building from the 1930s are still in good condition. Picture: Facebook. The view from the current Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club on Hastings St, Noosa.The advertisement describes the property as a “charming old Queensland surf shack seeking new custodian” and continues by saying it “would make (a) marvellous cottage, studio, guest room, et cetera”.last_img read more

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Forum Launches eROV Simulator Training

first_imgForum Subsea Technologies has launched the latest version of its VMAX simulator to integrate with its electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).The XLe Spirit was the first vehicle to be launched from the new range last year and Forum has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is used for the training and evaluation of ROV pilots. It can also be utilized by subsea engineering teams for modelling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks for subsea equipment.Andy McAra, VMAX product director, said: “Following the launch of the XLe Spirit vehicle last year, we recognized the need to integrate the system into our existing VMAX software to provide both training and evaluation capabilities for our customers.“The demand for our 3D simulator technology is continuing to grow as the industry recognizes the value of an immersive learning experience. VMAX eliminates the need to deploy a physical vehicle for training purposes and allows pilots to interact with the eROV in a safe and controlled environment, providing increased efficiencies and reducing overall operational expenditure.”last_img read more

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Give Thanks to Batesville School Employees

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Community Education Foundation is sponsoring a “Give Thanks” campaign to honor Batesville School employees.As Thanksgiving approaches, they want to recognize those people who are making a difference in the lives of the students.For a minimum donation of $10, any employee (not just teachers), past or present, can be thanked for a job well done.The Deadline is November 14 in order to have a sign with the employee’s name placed outside the school before Thanksgiving.Donate online at http://batesvilleeducationfoundation.org/get-involved/honor-a-teacher/ or pick up a form at any of the schools.Contact Batesville Community Education Foundation Executive Director Anne Wilson at awilson@batesville.k12.in.us with any questions.last_img

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