Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon & Fred Johanson Join Broadway’s Sunset Boulevard

first_img Related Shows Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon & Max von Mayerling in ‘Sunset Boulevard'(Photos: Richard Hubert Smith) View Comments Glenn Close is coming home at last (with an Evening Standard Award), and she’s bringing along some of her London co-stars. Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson have joined the cast of the Broadway return of Sunset Boulevard, reprising their performances from the recent limited engagement at the English National Opera. They take on the roles of Joe Gillis, Betty Schaefer and Max von Mayerling, respectively.Performances of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical are set to begin at the Palace Theatre on February 2, 2017. The semi-staged production, directed by Lonny Price, will feature a 40-piece orchestra. It is scheduled to open officially on February 9 and play a limited run for 16 weeks. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.Xavier received two Olivier Award nominations in 2011 for his performances in Love Story and Into the Woods. His additional credits include The War of the Roses, Assassins and The Pajama Game. Dillon first made a splash in the U.K. as a finalist on the BBC casting competition How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?. She has since appeared in the West End in Grease, Legally Blonde, Ghost and Miss Saigon. Johanson is a Swedish musical theater performer whose previous stage credits include Evita, Les Miserables and Cats.Based on the 1950 film of the same name and featuring a score by Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, the show follows Norma Desmond (Close), a faded silent film star who seduces Joe Gillis, a struggling screenwriter, into working on the film she believes will put her back into the spotlight.Sunset Boulevard premiered in the West End in 1993, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patti LuPone. In a widely publicized upset that resulted in an out-of-court settlement, Close brought the role to Broadway the following year.center_img Sunset Boulevard Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2017last_img read more

PSD requests investigation on FairPoint’s ability to continue to operate in Vermont

first_imgConsolidated Communications,Today the Vermont Department of Public Service filed a Show Cause Petition with the Public Service Board, requesting an investigation to determine if FairPoint Communications is capable of continuing its telecommunications in the state.  At stake is the company s Certificate of Public Good , or CPG which is their license to conduct business as a regulated utility in the state. The request for a Show Cause investigation is intended to determine if the company is capable of recovering from its current situation and continuing to conduct business in the state.In 2008, FairPoint Communications purchased Verizon s land-based business territories in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  As a condition of the sale, FairPoint agreed to maintain customer service while improving reliability and increasing broadband build out.  Since the transaction, FairPoint has been unable to effectively manage the operations in any of the three states, resulting in tremendous problems for residential and business consumers. Today s petition by the department is a necessary step to protect the interests of Vermonters, said Stephen Wark, spokesman for the department of public service.  Our objective is clear to ensure FairPoint honors it s commitments to Vermont consumers.  We are not willing to take a wait and see approach.  We have given FairPoint an opportunity to improve and it just hasn t done enough Wark said.On Thursday, July 9th, FairPoint publicly released a report that was supposed to accurately summarize its situation, and provide a plan for remediation.  The report did neither. FairPoint released a report that was overly optimistic and incomplete; the report assumed only the best, and failed to provide a detailed plan on how it will get on track.  We are therefore compelled to seek other avenues to get the answers we need, Wark said.Source: Vermont Public Service Departmentlast_img read more

Appraiser shortage? NCUA reminds credit unions of their options

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Last week, NCUA joined an Interagency Advisory on the Availability of Appraisers. While the Advisory does not provide any additional guidance, it does seek to alert credit unions to existing potential solutions to problems with appraiser availability.Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) requires NCUA to establish appraisal standards for all federally related transactions. Part 722 of NCUA’s regulations provides these standards. Generally, the rules require the appraisal to be performed by a state-certified or state-licensed appraiser. Whether the appraiser needs to be certified or licensed depends on the type of transaction involved. The Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines provide an overview of the applicable rules and guidance on developing an appraisal program, choosing an appraiser, and obtaining and reviewing appraisals.As part of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act review, commenters raised concerns with the timeliness of obtaining an appraisal. The commenters attributed the issue to problems with the availability of state-certified and state-licensed appraisers. This seemed to be of particular concern in rural areas. The recent Advisory explains a credit union’s options in the event a certified or licensed appraiser is not available. In certain situations, the FIRREA permits credit unions to use appraisers who have obtained a temporary practice permit or a temporary waiver instead of a state certificate or license. The Advisory explains both the permit and the waiver. continue reading »last_img read more

S&P futures hit upper trading limit after another brutal session

first_imgS&P 500 futures hit their daily upper trading limit on Tuesday, rebounding from another brutal session caused by investor panic over the rapidly spreading coronavirus.Investors are pinning their hopes on a US$2 trillion economic rescue package, negotiations over which appeared to have made progress late on Monday. The bill could be voted on as soon as Tuesday.At 05:47 a.m. ET, S&P 500 e-minis rose 5.09 percent to its upper trading limit of 2,333.5 points. Dow e-minis were up 930 points, or 5.03 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 375 points, or 5.37 percent. SPDR S&P 500 ETFs were up 4.96 percent.The S&P 500 index closed down 2.93 percent at 2,237.4​ on Monday.Topics :last_img

RB Leipzig demand Arsenal include Emile Smith Rowe in bid to sign Dayot Upamecano

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 3:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShares RB Leipzig demand Arsenal include Emile Smith Rowe in bid to sign Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig want Arsenal to include Emile Smith Rowe in the deal (Getty Images)The report also claims that Arsenal are prioritising a deal for Upamecano ahead of a move for Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have already had a loan offer for Rugani rejected by Juventus.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut the Gunners are preparing to open fresh talks with Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici, who is currently in London.Meanwhile, Smith Rowe joined RB Leipzig on loan in January for the remainder of last season but made only three appearances due to injury.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Arsenal are set to make a new offer for Dayot Upamecano (Getty Images)RB Leipzig are demanding Arsenal include Emile Smith Rowe in their bid to sign Dayot Upamecano, according to reports.The Gunners are in the market to sign a new central defender before Thursday’s transfer deadline.Arsenal have already had a £55 million offer for Upamecano rejected by RB Leipzig.But according to MailOnline, Arsenal are ‘hopeful’ that a deal can be agreed, while the Bundesliga club want Smith Rowe as part of the arrangement, either on loan or as a permanent signing.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal to make player plus cash transfer offer for Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson Fernandes

first_img Comment Arsenal to make player plus cash transfer offer for Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson Fernandes Advertisement Coral BarryWednesday 12 Aug 2020 1:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15Shares Advertisement Fernandes has represented Portugal at youth level (Picture: Getty)Fernandes will be marked down as one for the future, while Willian will be expected to go straight into Arteta’s starting eleven.The Arsenal head coach likes what he has seen from Fernandes so far and thinks he would boost the youth ranks in his senior team.Arteta has big plans for the summer transfer window, but his efforts are being restricted by Arsenal’s budget.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on the club’s finances, but Arsenal are hoping they can use swap deals to drive down the asking prices for their top targets. Arsenal’s bid to land Fernandes is being helped by the fact Kia Joorabchian is the player’s agent.Joorabchian has close ties with the Gunners hierarchy having already secured deals for his clients David Luiz and Cedric Soares at Arsenal.The London club are believed to have tabled at least one bid for Fernandes already, but that offer was nowhere near the £40m buy-out clause.MORE: Arsenal consider tempting Roma with swap deal involving Lucas TorreiraMORE: FA makes decision over allowing fans to attend Liverpool vs Arsenal Community ShieldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fernandes has a £40m release clause (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to offer a player plus cash for Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson Fernandes, reports say.The 17-year-old is attracting attention from big clubs and is the latest forward to emerge from Sporting Lisbon’s renowned youth ranks – which produced Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Ricardo Quaresma.Fernandes has a £40million release clause, but the Mirror claim Arsenal are keen to avoid paying that figure and will bid to lower the asking price by offering one of their players in part exchange.Arsenal have a host of players up for grabs this summer including midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAinsley Maitland-Niles and a host of defenders are also in the shop window, but any deal for Fernandes is likely to include a youth player on the fringes of the senior squad.Borussia Dortmund and Juventus are providing competition for Fernandes’ signature, but Arsenal are leading the race for the forward.Mikel Arteta is eager to strengthen his forward options and Arsenal are on the verge of finalising a deal with former Chelsea winger Willian.last_img read more

Luxurious family home with pool replaces rundown pad

first_imgThe home at 31 Agincourt St, Grange, was built with modern family living in mind. Picture: Supplied.THIS classic beauty now stands where there was once a rundown 1960s dwelling with peeling paint and an outdated layout. The five-bedroom, two-storey house at 31 Agincourt St, Grange was designed to be a high end, modern family home. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen flows out to the outdoor entertaining area. Picture: Supplied.The kitchen includes European appliances and direct access to the garage, past the butler’s pantry, laundry and mudroom area. The outdoor space features travertine tiles and a built-in barbecue area. Back inside, there is a study nook, powder room, guest room with ensuite, and multipurpose room. The original home at 31 Agincourt St, Grange. Picture: CoreLogic. Owner Susan Tanner said the idea was to make the most of the parkland setting and to create a floorplan that flowed well and lent itself to indoor-outdoor living.“The whole floorplan was modelled around the kitchen and the requirements of our own family,” she said. “It’s an extremely liveable property … and everything about the property is custom.“We really wanted to create something exceptional that our family would be proud of.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe outdoor entertaining area features an inground pool and travertine tiles. Picture: Supplied.On the ground floor the home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the covered entertaining space and pool. “That living space has 3m high ceilings, which allow natural light to flood in and add a level of grandeur,” Ms Tanner said. center_img A study nook is off the main hallway. Picture: Supplied. Upstairs, the main suite includes a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with dual basins and bathtub. The three remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a living area, family bathroom, separate toilet and a walk-in linen cupboard.The home is on a 607sq m block on a quiet street with direct access to Kedron Brook. It is a short walk to Wilston State School and St Columba’s.last_img read more

Windward Basketball Tournament Cancelled

first_imgSaturday – 8.00pm – Gatorade Blazers vs. Dragon Stout Blazers at Massacre. Share NewsSports Windward Basketball Tournament Cancelled by: – August 26, 2011 Tweet Meanwhile the semi-final games in the Domlec Premier Division of the Lime National League will continue tonight and Saturday, see below Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img In other news the Dominica Basketball the association has suspended the Division 1 finals in the Lime National League to investigate and receive reports from the referees and game commissioners on the incident which occurred during the second semi-final game between Goodwill Starz and Pichelin Pistons. Friday – 8.00pm – Sign Man X-Men vs. No Look at the Lindo Park Coaches of the four teams at last year’s Windward Islands Tournament. Photo credit: Mickey JosephAfter much effort the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association (DABA) had no choice to cancel the tournament schedule for September 7th 2011.  The reason for the cancellation is as a result of St Lucia and St Vincent indicating they would not be able to participate in this years tournament.The association hopes that after much work by the Grenada Association to revive this tournament after a dormancy of ten years was not in vain. The Association also decided that Dominica would not offer to host the tournament in the future unless we have a proper basketball facility. 26 Views   no discussions Game 2  for the Domlec Premier Division will continue on Wednesday at Lindo with two games next week. The DABA will also be welcoming a Club team (Big Banana Express) from Antigua to play a series of games against the National Team and Club team from Thursday September 1, 2011. By: Mickey Joseph Dominica Amateur Basketball Associationlast_img read more

Solskjaer hunts for answers to save Man Utd campaign

first_img Maguire’s arrival has not had the same galvanising impact that Virgil van Dijk’s signing had at Liverpool, with United recording just three clean sheets in the Premier League this season. Only Norwich and Tottenham have had fewer. Solskjaer did not sound over-confident that the January transfer window would yield obvious solutions. “We are a young team and with the injuries we’ve had and illness it shows more and that’s something we are looking at,” he said. “If there is something there for us I’ve got the backing to do something but if it is not the right thing we won’t do anything.” Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and Leicester midfielder James Maddison, as well as Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, have all seen their names linked with a move to Old Trafford. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea reacts after conceding the third goal in the League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City at Old Trafford. Read Also: Inter Milan make move for Man United defender The problem is that January is a notoriously difficult time to persuade clubs to part with their best players. Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has said nobody he wants to keep will be leaving the King Power Stadium this month. Alongside the constant speculation over Pogba’s future, Solskjaer may have another headache, with reports that veteran defender Ashley Young has opened talks over a move to Inter Milan. “We can’t weaken ourselves. We’ve got to strengthen ourselves if any movement is going to happen,” Solskjaer said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United’s demoralising defeat against Manchester City in their League Cup semi-final laid bare their desperate need for reinforcements if they are to salvage anything from their stuttering season.United conceded three first-half goals in a match at Old Trafford for the first time since May 1997 on Tuesday in their chastening 3-1 first-leg loss against Pep Guardiola’s men.Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge task on his hands to turn around the club’s fortunesBernardo Silva’s wonder strike, Riyad Mahrez’s cool finish and an own goal from Andreas Pereira put City well on course for a third straight final before Marcus Rashford gave the hosts faint hope for the second leg on January 29.The defeat was another stark reminder that United are light years behind the standards set by Premier League pacesetters Liverpool and defending champions City.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said there would be no easy solutions as United attempt to claw their way back to the top of English football.“I’ve said before it is not going to be a quick fix and the two teams you are talking about are probably two of the best teams in the world,” he said. “That’s the task we have ahead of us, it’s something that we’ve started. You can see we are still a way off but we’ve started something that needed doing.” The problem is that the shoots of recovery are hard to decipher, with United short of technical quality and fight against City. United have had some impressive performances this season – including a 2-1 victory at City in the league last month, wins against Chelsea and Spurs and a draw at home against Liverpool. But they have stumbled badly against sides they would expect to beat, losing to Watford, Bournemouth, Newcastle and West Ham, and face a tough battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League. – United flaws – There are problems for Solskjaer to solve all over the pitch. Rashford’s recent form has helped paper over United’s lack of depth up front after they opted not to replace Romelu Lukaku, who left for Inter Milan in August. United’s midfield looks desperately short of creativity in the absence of the injured Paul Pogba and with Jesse Lingard struggling to find his best form. Scott McTominay is also currently sidelined with a knee injury, depriving the side of steel. And despite boosting their defence with the signings of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer transfer window at considerable cost, United do not look like a cohesive unit at the back.center_img Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

Batesville American Legion Baseball Results

first_imgAfter being rained out on July 7th and 9th, Batesville was back in action on Saturday, July 11th, at Centerville High School vs. Richmond Post 65.  Richmond won 7-2.Post 271-101 000 000.   2-7-2Post 65-040 011 10x.   7-7-2For Post 271:Leo Enneking 0-3, run, bbNoah Gausman 2-4, runBaker Howard 1-3, sac fly rbiTyler Hogg 1-3, double, bb, rbiAnthony Butz 1-4Kyle Siefert 1-4Cody Roleson 1-3Chase Hogg 0-2, bbTyler Hogg 4 IP, 5 runs, LossZach Pottschmidt 2 IP, 2 runsLeo Enneking 1 IP, 0 runsPost 271 record: 2-6Next game: Monday (7-13) vs. Seymour.Courtesy of Batesville Legion Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img