Broadway.com is counting down the days until the 2014 Tony Awards (26!) and while we absolutely can’t wait for the red carpet fashion and the heartfelt speeches, we’re most excited about the live performances by the shows nominated in the Best Musical and Best Musical Revival categories. So, to help pass the time until the big ceremony on June 8, we’ve assembled a Spotify playlist filled with songs from Best Musical nominees Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, After Midnight and Aladdin, and Best Revival of a Musical nominees Violet, Les Miserables and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Not every show (ahem, Hedwig, After Midnight, Aladdin, Violet and Les Miz) has an official cast album yet, so we got creative with old recordings and cast albums from prior productions. Click below to stream the 2014 Broadway.com Best Musical playlist! View Comments
$3.6 Billion Wind Project Largest Economic Development in Iowa’s History FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Erin Lee for the Iowa City Gazette:MidAmerican Energy plans to add 1,000 wind turbines in Iowa, a project that the company says will cost $3.6 billion and move it closer to providing 100 percent renewable energy to its customers.MidAmerican CEO Bill Fehrman, joined by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and state economic development director Debi Durham, announced the proposed project Thursday at a news conference in a building at the base of a wind turbine at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.The project, which Branstad said would be the largest economic development project in Iowa’s history, must be approved by the state utilities board.Fehrman said the project would add 2,000 megawatts of wind energy in Iowa and will move the company to producing wind energy equal to 85 percent of annual customer sales. The project can be completed without additional cost to customers, as the entire $3.6 billion will be recouped through federal tax incentives over 10 years, Fehrman said.He said that if the state utilities board approves the project by this fall, construction will begin next year and the vast majority of the project will be completed in 2017 and 2018.Durham praised the proposal as “audacious.”“This announcement solidifies Iowa’s role in leading the nation in clean energy,” Durham said.More than 30 percent of Iowa’s electricity is generated by wind energy, the highest rate in the nation.MidAmerican plans $3.6 billion Iowa wind project
By Dialogo April 30, 2012 The days of military interventions have ended in Latin America, and no country in the world can guarantee international security on its own, Chilean Defense Minister Andrés Allamand declared at a joint press conference with his U.S. counterpart Leon Panetta on April 26. The Pentagon chief, on his first trip to Latin America, reiterated for his part that the United States no longer wants to prevent the development of military capabilities in the region and that it seeks “innovative security partnerships” with its allies. Panetta arrived in Santiago from Rio de Janeiro. He met with President Sebastián Piñera at La Moneda Palace and then with Allamand at the Military Academy. “In Latin America, the time of military interventions, whether of internal or external origin, has ended,” Allamand said. “If any isolated country was able to guarantee international security (in the past), that’s no longer the case,” he added. “This is no longer an approach by the United States, where we’re saying to countries (in the region), don’t develop your military,” Panetta said for his part. Washington wants to build “innovative security partnerships” in regions such as Latin America, Asia, and Africa in response to the heavy defense cuts it will have to suffer over the next decade, he acknowledged. Panetta reiterated his country’s interest in the Chilean experience of fighting natural disasters and Chile’s contribution to peace-keeping forces and to the fight against drug trafficking. Creating a continent-wide coordinating body is the objective of the next conference of regional defense ministers in Montevideo in October. Panetta proposed alliances of this kind during his respective visits to Bogotá, Brasilia, and Rio de Janeiro, with different results.
A contingent of Long Islanders joined more than 730 runners that raced up 86 floors Wednesday in the Empire State Building Run-Up for the grueling 36th-annual “vertical marathon.”Among them were Art Sorenson, 51, of Long Beach, who returned to the building where he met his wife to help him regain some normalcy after Superstorm Sandy wrecked his family’s home, and 69-year-old Rick Feinstein of Jericho, who’s training for next year’s anti-elevator event to try something more challenging after running 33 New York City Marathons.“I’ve been through this whole aftermath so I’d really like to get my life back to normal,” said Sorenson, a Red Lobster manager whose neighborhood is still only partly repopulated. “If you can believe that [means] running up the Empire State Building.”He also climbed 1,576 stairs — like he did in 21 minutes last year — for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, which sponsors the race to raise funds to find a cure for the rare form of blood cancer. The tower lights were lit up orange and white for the event organized by the New York Road Runners.Feinstein, a CPA who did the stair-climbing race twice in the ’80s, didn’t expect a repeat of his 14 and 15-minute finish times.“Anyone can run when it’s sunny and nice and warm and flat,” he said. “It takes a marine to do it when it’s not.”Mark Bourne, a 29-year-old Austrailian endurance athlete, reached the observatory from the lobby first with a time of 10 minutes, 12 seconds. Suzy Walsham, a 39-year-old fellow Aussie, won the women’s division in 12 minutes, 5 seconds. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Kelly Ripa leads runners in theEmpire State Building Run-up. Feb. 6, 2013 ( credit: Kevin Kane )
Daniel Argent of Urban Property at a home in Paddington which just sold for $1.7million.Paddington has taken its place among Brisbane’s million-dollar suburbs with the median house price now sitting at just over $1 million.Only 3km from Brisbane’s CBD, Urban Property Agents principal Daniel Argent said he shared the disbelief of many that it had taken so long for the fashionable, inner-city suburb to reach the milestone.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“Over the past year, I have received an increasing number of inquiries from interstate buyers who are absolutely staggered by what their money can buy this close to Brisbane City,” Mr Argent said. “Paddington has had consistent growth over the past few years and sales have been particularly strong these past six months.”Urban Property Agents has sold 18 Paddington properties this year for over $1 million – four in the past month alone. “The quality of the suburb, its amenities and the high standard of the properties that are available make Paddington a very deserving member of the million-dollar club,” Mr Argent said. Mr Argent, whose business has been operating from Given Tce in the heart of Paddington since 2011, argued that few other suburbs in Brisbane had as much to offer as Paddington. “Paddington ticks every box in terms of what you would want in your local community – great schools, access to transport, a mixed bag of property styles and sizes, shopping, restaurants, proximity to the CBD,” he said.Teneriffe became Brisbane’s first $2 million suburb in the March quarter when it reached a median house price of $2.075 million.
The commitment from APG is its largest to Indian infrastructure so far and comes after the country voted in a new government seeking to promote greater foreign investment.Hans-Martin Aerts, head of infrastructure for Asia at APG, said: “The infrastructure sector in India is at an inflection point.“Given the strong push of the new government on sector revival through conducive policy measures, the funding from this strategic alliance will help infrastructure companies to recycle capital and contribute significantly to the further development of India’s infrastructure sector.”The platform will invest in rupee-denominated mezzanine instruments issued by infrastructure companies.The strategy will be to focus on infrastructure projects either operational or near completion in a bid to limit execution risk and to generate cash flows.Piramal has experience in providing mezzanine debt to companies, including infrastructure firms.Jayesh Desai, co-head of structured investment group at Piramal, said: “Indian infrastructure players have moved up in maturity scale as the portfolio of operational projects has increased and, hence, is lending high visibility to future cash flows.“Over $150bn of equity and mezzanine funding is required to meet government target investment of $1trn until 2017, and this is the gap our strategic alliance seeks to bridge.”Desai attributed the funding gap to constraints on commercial banks in India to “provide only senior-secured lending at asset level where there is limited headroom, especially in cases where there has been delay in project execution.”The partnership also follows a number of real estate joint ventures by APG in India.APG is already investing in hotels with Lemon Tree, housing with Godrej Group and, most recently, offices with Xander Group.Spokesman Harmen Geers said: “We will continue exploring new investment opportunities, predominantly joint ventures and co-investments alongside strong, like-minded partners.“If suitable opportunities continue to present themselves, we may look to expand such partnerships.” APG is to provide mezzanine financing for Indian infrastructure development, the latest step in an ongoing push into real assets in the country by the Dutch pensions giant.Indian conglomerate Piramal Enterprises and APG are entering into a joint venture to invest $1bn (€747m) over the next three years.Both parties have made initial commitments of $375m.A statement claimed that it was “one of the largest private sector commitments to the infrastructure sector in India” and “one of the single largest commitments to date by a foreign investor to the infrastructure sector in India”.
NZ Herald 10 Feb 2012A Valentines Day radio stunt where a woman will be told her husband is divorcing her live on air will go ahead in the face of opposition, an unrepentant station boss says. The Rock has been slammed for the win-a-divorce competition it is set to run in the Drive slot hosted by Jono Pryor and Robert Taylor on February 14. It will feature an unidentified man, known as Sam, telling his wife he is splitting up with her live on air. In exchange, the station will pay for the divorce. A blurb on The Rock’s website said the competition was designed for men whose wife turned out to be “Satan in a dress”. “We want to help those oppressed citizens and liberate them from the shackles of a dud marriage so they can live free to drink beer, watch sport and ogle gorgeous ladies on the internet without having to clear their internet history.”Family First director Bob McCoskrie labeled the stunt “tacky, degrading and harmful” and called for it to be cancelled by station owners Mediaworks. He said the unsuspecting wife could suffer long term emotional harm. “Divorces are difficult enough, but to cheapen it to a radio stunt is tacky. The radio station is simply feeding off the misery of others. They are willing to pay for the divorce – will they also pay for the counseling which may be required as a result of this stunt? “The Rock is cheapening a serious issue and in the process are willing to inflict emotional harm on an unsuspecting spouse for the sake of ratings. How low will they go?” The Rock station manager Brad King dismissed complaints the stunt would trivialise divorce and hurt the woman involved.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10784725Man to divorce wife in Valentines radio stuntHerald Sun – Australiahttp://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/man-to-divorce-wife-in-valentines-radio-stunt/story-e6frf7k6-1226268151145‘Win a Divorce’: New Zealand Man Plans To Break Up With Wife Over The RadioHuffington Post – USAhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/10/new-zealand-man-win-a-div_n_1269634.html
The DPWH has yet to respond on theincident./PN The family members and neighbors ofthe victims were calling the attention of the Department of Public Works andHighways (DPWH) in the province and its contractors to provide proper lighting,early warning devices and signages in all their construction sites to avoidsimilar accidents. By STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA The girl, who was in Grade 3, wasriding a motorcycle driven by her 31-year-old father when they figured in aroad mishap around 8 p.m. on Thursday. Antique board member Karmila RoseDimamay said another innocent life was wasted because of some persons’“negligence and lack of responsibility.” The child and her father sustainedinjuries and bruises on the body and were rushed to the Angel Salazar MemorialGeneral Hospital in San Jose, Antique but the attending physician referred thechild to a hospital in Iloilo. She, somehow, did not survive on the waythere. According to their neighbor KriciaLavega, the two were heading to a hospital to visit the child’s grandmotherwhen the incident happened. Lavega added the area was“poorly-lighted” and there was no reflectorized signage – only a warning deviceprinted in a tarpaulin. She added her office is willing toassist the family in seeking justice and to demand from those “who neglecttheir responsibilities.” Last July, Dimamay sponsored aresolution demanding the DPWH to require all contractors to install safety andprecautionary signages to all projects in the national and barangay roads toprevent accidents. The resolution was passed by the provincial board. Dimamay said they (project engineersand contractors) only “obliged in the beginning.” San Jose, Antique – A 9-year-old girl died in a motorcycle accident on a road construction site in Barangay Supa here. Her father, meanwhile, has alreadyreceived medical treatment. A “caution” sign, printed in tarpaulin, was partially damaged after a road accident in Barangay Supa, San Jose, Antique on Thursday. The “poorly lighted road” was linked to a motorcycle mishap that claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN
Versailles, In. — The Tyson Library in Versailles will host a book signing with Jared Rogers, grandson of legendary basketball coach Gus Moorhead December 9 from 10 to noon. Rogers and Rob Moorhead wrote the book “The Ol’ Coach Sez” using a box of old mementos, photos and newspaper columns from the Hall of Famer. The public is welcome.
Eniola Aluko scored twice in her first match since a parliamentary inquiry into her allegations of racism as Chelsea Ladies thrashed Yeovil to stay top of English Women’s Super League One.The 30-year-old received anÂ apology from the FAÂ on 18 October for racially discriminatory remarks by sacked England women’s boss Mark Sampson.She rifled in Chelsea’s second before volleying in the last goal of the game.Crystal Dunn and Karen Carney also scored two goals apiece in the rout.Chelsea is yet to concede a goal in four league games this season and scored six without reply for the third time to remain above Manchester City, whoÂ earlier edged past Birmingham,Â on goal difference.England winger Karen Carney scored the pick of the goals, finding the far corner of the net from long range.Aluko, who received the second half of herÂ Â£80,000 settlement feeÂ from the FA on Thursday,Â could yet return to the England fold,Â interim Head Coach Mo Marley has said – having won the last of her 102 caps in April 2016.Bottom side Yeovil remain without a point and are yet to score in WSL 1.Aluko said shortly after the game:Â “It was really great, we wanted it to be a professional, clinical, decisive performance, and keep a clean sheet. We know in the past this league has gone down to goal difference, so it’s really important that we keep the goals against down, and the goals for high, so I’m really pleased to have contributed to that.“It has gone down to goal difference for the last three seasons, we don’t take games like that for granted at all, and it’s my job as a forward to make sure that we score goals, and we scored a lot from different positions today, so that’s good as well.“You can always have room to improve, but you’re not going to score every time, not even Lionel Messi scores every shot, so we’re not going to beat ourselves up too much about that. This team has got a lot of goals in it, and I’m happy to be part of that.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram