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Rebel Wilson Will Rock the Boat in Guys and Dolls

first_img Rebel Wilson will be developing a cold as Miss Adelaide for eight shows a week in the West End! The screen star is set to join the West End cast of Guys and Dolls for eight weeks, June 28 through August 21. The production is playing at the Phoenix Theatre.”A lot of people who know me from my more recent film work have no idea how much theater has influenced my life,” said Wilson in a statement. “Training at the Australian Theatre for Young People gave me the opportunity to perform onstage in eight productions ranging from new Australian musicals to classic plays…I am delighted to be making my West End debut in Guys and Dolls and to be playing such an iconic role as Miss Adelaide is truly an honor. Hopefully I crush it….but you’ll have to come and see me to find out!”Wilson’s screen credits include Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, along with Bridesmaids, How to be Single, Grimsby, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Bachelorette and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright, the current cast of Guys and Dolls includes Nigel Lindsay as Nathan Detroit and Samantha Spiro as Miss Adelaide, who will both have their final performance on June 26. Further casting will be announced later.Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the show follows a desperate Nathan Detroit in prohibition-era New York. He needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen “sinners” for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose? Rebel Wilson(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) View Commentslast_img read more

Montana’s largest utility to boost stake in Colstrip coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:NorthWestern Energy plans to increase its share in Colstrip Unit 4 by buying out another power plant owner who recently revealed the coal-fired unit needs $20 million in repairs.Montana’s largest monopoly utility said Tuesday that it will buy out Puget Sound Energy for $1. The price is identical to what NorthWestern pitched to the 2019 Montana Legislature 10 months ago. Lawmakers rejected the deal, with several expressing worry the utility’s customers would face hidden debts associated with repairs and future environmental cleanup costs. In the Legislature, NorthWestern never identified which of Colstrip’s five other owners was offering shares.NorthWestern currently has a 30% share in Unit 4, for which its customers owe $300 million. Puget’s share would boost NorthWestern’s stake to 55%. In a separate deal, NorthWestern would buy Puget’s capacity on Colstrip’s transmission lines for $2.5 million to $3.7 million.The utility has the ability to buy Puget’s assets without government approval, but if its customers are to shoulder costs associated with maintenance, operation, taxes and environmental cleanup, the Public Service Commission will have to sign off. NorthWestern indicated it will seek PSC approval early next year.For Puget Sound Energy, the sale would leave Colstrip power plant’s most dominant owner with just 25% of Colstrip Unit 3. The Washington-based utility owns half of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, with Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy owning the other half. The two companies announced in June that those units were no longer economical and would be shut down. Units 1 and 2 will stop operating in a few weeks.Puget has to stop using coal power under Washington law by the end of 2025. Other Colstrip owners are also making exit plans. Spokane-based Avista Corp. told The Billings Gazette last week that plans are being made to exit in 2025, although currently it plans to exit by 2027. PacifiCorp plans to exit in 2027. Portland General Electric plans to exit no later than 2035, although it plans to pay off its Colstrip debt by 2030 and taper off of coal power over time.[Tom Lutey]More: NorthWestern Energy plans to buy bigger stake in Colstrip power plant for $1 Montana’s largest utility to boost stake in Colstrip coal plantlast_img read more

Australia sees above average international passenger growth.

first_imgAlmost 38 million passengers flew in and out of Australia in 2016 as traffic growth eclipsed historical and global averages. Government statistics show that international scheduled passenger traffic for the year hit 37.6 million, up 7.9 per cent on the previous year.That compared to global air passenger growth in 2016 of 6.3 per cent. Sixty international airlines, including five dedicated freight airlines, were offering scheduled services to and from Australia in December, when passenger traffic was 6.7 per cent ahead of the same month a year ago.But the December growth failed to keep pace with a 7.8 per cent growth in seats for the month to see seat utilisation fall slightly to 82.8 per cent.How the bigger pie was carved up also saw some minor changes.The December figures also saw seven of the top 10 airlines with a smaller share of passengers carried than in the same a month a year ago.  The exceptions were China Southern and Etihad, which each grew from 3.1 per cent to 3.2 per cent, and  AirAsiaX, which moved from 3.9 percent to 4.2 per cent.The Qantas Group’s market share fell below 25 per cent, to 24.7 per cent, and the share of passenger traffic held by Australian designated carriers fell to 30.5 per cent, compared to 31.5 per cent the previous year. Also down slightly was the share held by low-cost carriers, from 17.9 to 17.5 per cent.last_img read more

Putting the stamp on the World Cup

first_imgThe green-haired leopard Zakumi. The round set of stamps depicting the trophy, the match ball and the 2010 Fifa World Cup logo. A colourful commemorative cover..(Images: South African Post Office) MEDIA CONTACTS • Johan van WykSenior manager, Philatelic Services, Sapo+27 12 845 2901 or +27 82 557 4242RELATED ARTICLES • Coining it for Madiba’s 90th • SA items in World Digital Library • Exciting start to World Cup • Meet Zakumi: the 2010 mascotJanine ErasmusThe South African Post Office (Sapo) has released a series of colourful commemorative stamps and covers to mark the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The stamps were issued on 11 June, the opening day of the football extravaganza.Football lovers and philatelists will be able to buy the two sheets and two envelopes until 31 December – or as long as stocks last.Sapo’s senior manager of Philatelic Services Johan van Wyk said that the new releases are not related to the World Cup stamp set issued jointly by nine of the 14 member countries of the South African Development Community in April.“As far as we know, we are the only country in the region to issue its own World Cup stamps,” he said.The release comes after negotiations with Fifa, and subsequent approval by the world football governing body.Both stamp sheets were designed by Philatelic Services’ inhouse graphic designer Thea Clemons, who is responsible for the blind-friendly taxi signal stamps launched in March, among other notable releases,The smallest ambassadorsAn initial quantity of 500 000 of each stamp sheet has been printed. The first sheet carries six self-adhesive stamps, while the second features 10.The first set is round in shape, with a football as background. The stamps depict the 18-carat gold Fifa World Cup trophy, the official logo, and the Jabulani, the official match ball.The second series depicts Zakumi, the green-haired official mascot of the World Cup, in five activities such as flying the flag, playing football, and cheering – for the home team Bafana Bafana, naturally.The colourful envelopes contain an information card which gives the background to the stamp series and World Cup logo, and more. The envelopes are franked with a special football stamp bearing the date of issue.Orders from post offices around the country are flying in, according to Van Wyk. “We are only just managing to keep up. Even on [the public holiday] 16 June the guys worked overtime to handle the demand.”Although South Africans have anticipated the World Cup for six years, the volume of national sales has surprised even the Post Office staff, said Van Wyk.“We’re also focusing on tourism offices and post offices in major tourist drawcards such as the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, and Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, to ensure they always have stock available.”The new releases are an inexpensive souvenir of the long-awaited sporting event. “We think of stamps as the smallest ambassadors of our country,” said Van Wyk.Stamping its presenceSouth Africa’s profile amongst the global philatelic community is to receive a boost later in 2010 when Johannesburg hosts the Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show.The event takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre between 27 and 31 October, under the auspices of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately, to which South Africa is affiliated.  It is sponsored by Sapo and the Philatelic Foundation of South Africa.The date coincides with the printing of the first stamp by the Union of South Africa in 1910. The death of King Edward VII prevented the release of the original stamp, but his successor, King George V, was portrayed on a stamp later in the year, released to commemorate the opening of the new Parliament.With recognition from world philately governing body Fédération Internationale de Philatélie, the Joburg event is the first internationally-recognised stamp show to take place in South Africa since Ilsapex 98, held 12 years ago at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.To date 39 countries have confirmed their attendance, said Van Wyk, and more are expected. Local and international philatelists and dealers are said to be looking forward to the event, which will cover around 5 800 square metres of space.Besides the competitive exhibition and many contemporary designs on show, a selection from Queen Elizabeth II’s own collection will also be on view. Her Majesty has personally approved the appearance of the stamps, which will be brought to South Africa by the Keeper of the Royal Collection. Stamps from the royal collection were also exhibited at Ilsapex 98.Sapo will issue its eighth definitive stamp series at the event.last_img read more

Ohio State Football: Video: This Is How Ohio State’s Taylor Decker, One Of The Country’s Best OT, Prepares For The Season

first_imgOhio State OL Taylor Decker working out in the offseason.Ohio State OL Taylor DeckerEver wonder how offensive linemen hone their craft and prepare for the upcoming season? Wonder no more. Ohio State has released a short workout video featuring senior offensive tackle Taylor Decker, one of the country’s best players at his position and a potential first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Check it out: Our leader Taylor Decker putting in work to be the best. The Grind! pic.twitter.com/6hOCYwBg4A— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 4, 2015Good luck trying to get to the quarterback when he’s in front of you, defensive linemen.last_img read more

Bursars Urged to Uphold Professional Standards

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – Newly installed President of the Caribbean Bursars’ Association, Valerie Facey, has charged her membership to always uphold the highest standards of professional integrity. Delivering her address at Thursday’s (Nov.  22)  closing session of the association’s conference held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in St. James, Mrs. Facey told the school financial officers that issues related to compensation should not allow them to lose focus or compromise their professional responsibilities and ethics. “Our delivery should be of the highest standard. It is our obligation to carry out our duties with the utmost transparency, competence and professionalism… not to bring the profession into disrepute, but strive to raise the bar to another level. Let our stakeholders and by extension, the nation, become aware that the job we have been entrusted to carry out is in safe and capable hands,” Miss Facey stated. She told the members that the association will continue to protect their welfare, and to strengthen their skills through training. President of the Principals and Vice Principals Association, Pauline Reid, encouraged the bursars to continue striving for professional development and to encourage team engagement at schools. “Whatever you do ultimately, you are impacting lives, and team members make schools successful. We must aim to create the level of synergy so that together, all persons within the school will support the school’s mission, and seek to achieve ongoing school improvement,” she stated. She noted further that “to ensure an effective system, you must all seek to work in tandem with your school leaders so that together, we can provide opportunities for our students to reach their fullest potential.” The three-day conference, which ended on Friday (Nov. 23)  was held under the theme: ‘School Business Managers Surviving Today’s Challenges-Meeting Tomorrow’s Needs’.last_img read more

United Way of Northern BC appoints Interim Executive Director

first_imgStarting as of August 1, as Interim Executive Director, Spencer will lead United Way’s efforts to understand and address top priorities in the community.Spencer says she thanks the Board for putting their trust in her and that she is looking forward to being at the helm and work with community members.“I am incredibly proud to take on this leadership role within the United Way and would like to thank the Board of Directors who have entrusted me with such an important role. There is so much possibility in this community, and I am excited to be at the helm of an organization that can incite social change through collaborative community partnerships.”The United Way of Northern B.C. supports more than 500 programs that provide social andcommunity services in the region. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The United Way of Northern B.C. Board of Directors has appointed Trista Spencer as Interim Executive Director, replacing Roberta Squire.Squire announced that she would be stepping down from her role with the United Way tojoin Telus Communications as their General Manager of Northern B.C.Spencer is currently the Operations Manager for the United Way.last_img read more

Anti-Drug Fight: Over 500 Tons of Cannabis Seized in 2013: Minister

first_imgRabat – More than 500 tons of cannabis were seized in 2013 as part of efforts to fight against drug trafficking led by Morocco, in accordance with its international commitments in this area, said Thursday in Rabat, Minister of Communication, government spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi.The government is driven by a clear desire to fight against drug trafficking, said El Khalfi during a press briefing at the end of the weekly cabinet meeting.According to the minister, there is a progress made in this area, as evidenced by the statistics related to drug seizure operations and the increase of economic development policies for the areas used for this illegal cultivation.last_img read more

Braxton Miller sits in OSUs victory against Toledo

It seems Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell has made his decision about who his starting quarterback is. Senior quarterback Joe Bauserman was under center for the entire game against Toledo on Saturday afternoon. True freshman quarterback Braxton Miller did not see a single snap. With OSU’s back up against the wall, trailing to Toledo in the second quarter, Fickell opted to go with the senior instead of the freshman in the game. Fickell said after the game that the game plan was to have Miller play in the second quarter. “We were going to use him, we had a plan maybe to be in that second quarter, very similar to last week,” Fickell said. “It just didn’t work out the way we had probably planned it in our head, and we’ll continue to move forward.” Bauserman did not play to the standards he set for himself last week, passing for 189 yards and a touchdown. He completed just more than 50 percent of his passes, but did not turn the ball over. “I want to get back and look at the film. There were a lot of throwaways down there,” Bauserman said. “Maybe I could have squeezed them in, but most important thing is no turnovers.” Fickell described the decision to not play Miller as a gut decision. “It’s just one of those gut decisions you’ve got to make out there,” Fickell said. “We’ve made some changes defensively that we had planned that maybe we were going to go with, and things just weren’t going the way we had them planned.” While Miller has the play-making ability that comes with a running quarterback, clearly Fickell will look to rely on the experience of the senior. When asked about the added pressure that comes with being the starting quarterback, Bauserman said that he expects to be the guy to go out there and play. “I expect to be in until they tell me not to be,” Bauserman said. “Got to be ready.” Bauserman talked about Miller’s attitude on the sideline during the game. “You’re always going to be frustrated when you’re not playing.” Bauserman said. “He came here to play… He’s learning and he’s got to be ready.” Bauserman said that regardless of who is going to be quarterback, he’s always got to be ready to play. Fickell has decided, without saying it, that Bauserman is his quarterback. “It shows that I have consistency and leadership,” Bauserman said. “If you don’t have the confidence, you can’t do that.” read more

Rashford is a fantastic talent – Southgate

first_imgGareth Southgate has praised ‘fantastic’ Marcus Rashford after the forward scored in his second game in a row as England beat Switzerland 1-0 on Tuesday.Rashford scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute when he found some space inside the box and connected with a beautiful cross and sent a low drive into the bottom left corner.“We were very keen that he had the opportunity, we were determined to give him some match minutes,” said Southgate, after the match.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He’s a big part of our future. We think he’s a fantastic talent with a great mentality. We’ve really talked to him a lot about being in the penalty box more, higher up the pitch — and both of his goals have come in those areas.“We know he can score spectacular goals from long range, but you’ll be limited in numbers if that’s where your goals are coming from.“His work for the team was fantastic and he’ll feel very confident going into the games coming up. He misses the next few, which is why he started again. A real breakthrough for him.”last_img read more

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