Wish I Was Here Stars Zach Braff, Kate Hudson & Josh Gad Hit the Red Carpet

first_img Bullets Over Broadway Whether you donated your life savings to Zach Braff’s much-buzzed-about Kickstarter page or respectfully declined, the Bullets Over Broadway star and filmmaker’s crowd-funded movie Wish I Was Here officially premiered at a starry screening in New York City on July 14—thanks to over $3 million from fans! Directed and co-written by Braff alongside his brother Adam, Wish I Was Here tells the story of Aiden (Braff), a struggling actor, father and husband who tries to discover the purpose of his life at 35. In addition to The Book of Mormon and Frozen favorite Josh Gad and screen star Kate Hudson, the movie features Tony winner Mandy Patinkin as Aiden’s ailing father. Check out this Hot Shot by Broadway.com of the stars all dressed up on the red carpet, then catch Braff in person in Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theatre! Josh Gad Star Files Zach Braffcenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits to Fatal Hit-and-run of Girl in Levittown

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A retired New York City police officer has admitted to killing a 13-year-old girl with mental disabilities in a hit-and-run crash in Levittown two months ago.Michael Elardo pleaded guilty Wednesday at Nassau County court to leaving the scene of an accident.Prosecutors have said that the 48-year-old Syosset man was driving on Hempstead Turnpike when he struck Bryanna Soplin and fled the scene in June.Elardo had previously pleaded not guilty and was released on $50,000 bail, which had been lowered from $1 million.Judge Jerald Carter is expected to sentence Elardo to t-1/3 to 4 years in prison on Oct. 4.last_img read more

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Melania

first_imgShe’s enshrined in a virtual palace atop a New York City skyscraper. The carefree young socialite has the best of everything, including stylish clothing and her own dedicated servants, traveling in the best circles, thoroughly enjoying her status as the wife of one of the world’s richest men. It’s like a fairy tale.But then disaster strikes. Melania’s husband gives up control of much of his fortune and accepts a public service position in Washington, D.C. Dutifully, she accompanies him on his career move. She’s now reduced to living in a 200-year-old house provided, furnished and provisioned by the government in the middle of a vast swamp, where the swamp creatures jostle for position to tear her apart. Her servants are government workers dedicated to maintaining proper protocols. Her social life is dominated by people that her husband needs to impress.She has fallen from her lofty position as a billionaire’s wife to being simply first lady of the United States, replete with the duties and restrictions of the position. How can one not feel sorry for her?Jim MoorheadScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff… Like many people, I have begun to feel sorry for Melania Trump and what has befallen her recently. Picture a young immigrant from Eastern Europe. While pursuing her modeling career, she catches the eye of a multi-billionaire, a modern day prince who could have had almost any woman he wanted. But of them all, he chooses her to be his wife and bear his child. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Edu set to become Arsenal’s technical director with Gabriel Martinelli lined up as first summer signing

first_imgGabriel Martinelli is lined up as Arsenal’s first summer signing (Metro Grab)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 report also claims that Arsenal are also lining up Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli as their first summer signing.AdvertisementAdvertisementMartinelli, a right-sided attacker who plays for Brazilian side Ituano, is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a deal with Arsenal.Last month, reports claimed that Arsenal had offered £5 million for the 17-year-old.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 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 10:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link150Shares Edu set to become Arsenal’s technical director with Gabriel Martinelli lined up as first summer signing Edu is set to return to Arsenal as their technical director (Getty Images)Former Arsenal midfielder Edu is set to return to the club as their new technical director, according to reports.The 40-year-old, who was a key part of Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles side, is currently the general coordinator for Brazil’s national teams.According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners view Edu as the perfect candidate to become their technical director after they were snubbed by Monchi, who returned to Sevilla last month.Edu would not join Arsenal until after Brazil’s Copa America campaign finishes in the summer, but it’s understood that the Gunners are prepared to wait.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

A Brisbane Art Deco home has broken its own sale record

first_img252 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane sold at auction for $2.71 million.THE sale of an Art Deco waterfront home at East Brisbane has broken the individual house price record for the street.The property at 252 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane went to auction on Sunday and sold under the hammer for $2.71 million.252 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.Property records reveal it had previously held the record for the highest individual house sale in that street when its owners bought it in October 2005 for $1.69 million.RIVER OF DREAMSWhen owners Clyde and Elaine Armstrong bought the house 11 years ago they added a modern extension which they felt would be sympathetic to the heritage of the home.252 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe 1937 home was extended with a two-storey atrium out the front overlooking the Brisbane River.It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a powder room, a four-car garage and a pool with a deck.252 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.The house is on 430sq m of land and sits at the end of a no-through road.252 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.It was marketed through Sherrie Storor and Gail Miller of McGrath Estate Agents — New Farm.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldMs Storer said there were five registered bidders for the property. The buyer was from Moree in northern New South Wales.252 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.“We had two bidders who were from Moree,’’ Ms Storor said.last_img read more

Companies most likely to engage with Norwegian oil fund – survey

first_imgNorway’s Government Pension Fund Global is the most active of sovereign wealth funds (SWF) when it comes to engaging with listed companies, a survey by BNY Mellon has found.According to the bank’s annual investor relations survey, 65% of companies said they had been approached by or engaged with SWFs during 2015, up by 8 percentage points since 2013.It found that 42% of companies had contact with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), responsible for Norway’s NOK7.1trn (€733bn) sovereign fund, once again ranking as the most active of SWFs captured in the survey.Singapore’s GIC approached 38% of respondents and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 30%. Fellow Singaporean sovereign investor Temasek Holdings came a distant fourth, with 18% of companies reporting correspondence with it, while 16% reported activity from the Kuwait Investment Authority.Christopher Kearns, chief executive of BNY Mellon’s depositary receipts businesses, said that while companies continued to build on existing engagement with companies, there had been an “interesting” shift in behaviour.“Responses indicate that, after a post-crisis period focused almost solely on investors amid intense competition for capital, companies now are devoting more time to other [investor relations] activities, such as board member involvement, enhancing senior managers’ visibility and improving relationships with analysts.”NBIM, one of the world’s largest asset owners, has stepped up its focus on corporate governance in recent years.It now publishes its voting intentions for select votes ahead of meetings, rather than simply disclosing how it voted after the fact.In 2014 alone, NBIM held 2,641 meetings with companies, voting at 10,519 general meetings.However, there have been calls for NBIM to be even more assertive in its engagement efforts.Speaking to IPE after the Norwegian Ministry of Finance indicated the sovereign fund could soon increase its equity allocation, Rob Lake, who in 2013 helped review the fund’s responsible investment (RI) strategy and led the RI team at Dutch pension manager APG, said the sovereign fund’s caution currently held it back.“Given their scale, a slightly more assertive position might be appropriate,” Lake said.“But it’s always a delicate balance for them because big public statements by an investor of that kind can be very destabilising – and that isn’t desirable either.”last_img read more

PIC buys £100m of debt to finance Yorkshire biomass power plant

first_imgThe debt has an eight-year maturity and is amortising.The plant has a contract for a difference (CFD) supported by the UK government; CFDs are agreements intended to provide greater certainty and stability of revenues to energy producers.Finnvera, Finland’s export credit agency (ECA), has provided a guarantee of the debt.It was highlighted as a rare CPI-linked transaction, with Macquarie noting that debt transactions in the ECA financing market typically paid fixed or LIBOR-based floating coupons.In the UK, inflation-linked debt – government and corporate – tends to be linked to the Retail Prices Index (RPI) rather than the CPI, at least as concerns public deals.Elizabeth Cain, debt origination analyst at PIC, said: “This investment is not only an important piece of UK infrastructure but also provides a high-quality, long-dated debt investment to support payment of pensions as part of our prudent investment strategy.“It also represents one of a small number of CPI-linked transactions in the market, which PIC has been at the forefront of developing with a view to supporting UK pension schemes seeking to transfer their CPI-linked liabilities.”A spokesman for PIC told IPE it was aware of only three other public CPI-linkers, including a 2015 secured debt issue, in which PIC invested, to finance retirement housing for the Church of England.Macquarie noted that the CPI-linked indexation formula used in the Teesside transaction hedges the energy plant’s CPI-linked revenues under the UK’s CFD regime.PIC last year invested £75m in airline debt issued by Virgin Atlantic Airways. Earlier this year, it announced its involvement in a £40m social housing debt deal. The UK’s £18.4bn (€21.4bn) Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has bought £100m of debt that will go towards a renewable energy plant in the north of England, with the debt structured as a rare Consumer Prices Index-linked transaction.The debt issue raises financing for the construction of Teesside Renewable Energy Plant, in Yorkshire.It is planned to be a 299-megawatt wood chip and pellet-fuelled power station to generate electricity for the equivalent of 600,000 homes, 24 hours a day.Macquarie Specialised Investment Solutions (MSIS) structured the deal, with the pensions insurer buying the entire £100m tranche.last_img read more

Grenada opposition leader hints at early elections

first_img Share 17 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Grenada opposition leader hints at early elections by: – June 8, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Dr Keith Mitchell speaking to women supporters at a seminar on Monday ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Political leader of the opposition New National Party and former prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has hinted at an early poll by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.Speaking to hundreds of women supporters at an NNP Women’s Seminar at the Grenada Trade Centre on Monday, Mitchell stated that it is important that members of his party prepare themselves for what seems to be a trend toward the calling of elections in Grenada prior to the constitutional due date.Mitchell called on his followers to ensure that they are registered to vote and that they not only find their own names on the electoral list but ensure that all names that should not be there are removed.He spoke of what he described as illegal moves by the Electoral Office to purchase, install and attempt to use equipment for the electoral process for which there is no provision in the laws of Grenada.The NNP leader spoke of his party having blocked the process thus far in the Parliament which led to the setting up of a committee to look at the draft legislation regarding the new proposed voter registration process.Responding directly to statements in some quarters that individuals will not be allowed to vote unless they have in their possession a valid voter identification card, the opposition leader referred to the statement as nonsense, as laws could not be implemented before they are passed. As such, he stated that moves by the Electoral Office to inform people of a law that is not yet passed is improper.Mitchell also referred to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Act, which was brought to Parliament by the NDC administration and which rescinded the 2003 Act that established the FIU. He called the act unconstitutional and referred to it as nothing more than a tool to be used by the government to harass opposition members. The NNP leader stated that, according to the constitution of Grenada, the powers of arrest in Grenada lay with either the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) or the Commissioner of Police (COP).He further declared that these powers are unconstitutionally vested in the hands of the director of the FIU, along with the power to seize bank accounts of individuals, among other things. He also stated that the Act gives immunity to the head of the FIU, thereby opening that office to gross abuse on the part of the holder, since they cannot be held accountable for their actions.Mitchell has stated that his party will challenge the legality of the new legislation while at the same time calling on the NDC administration to implement the already passed Integrity in Public Life and Anti-Corruption Legislation.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Robbery rap sends Murcia local to jail

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Murcia municipal police station. His apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant, the police added. A P100,000 bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PN BACOLOD City – Charged with robbery, a man was arrested in Barangay Caliban, Murcia, Negros Occidental. Hernani Talaman Jr., 40, of Barangay Lopez Jaena, Murcia was caught around 9:20 p.m. on June 23, police said.last_img

Fayette Co. woman jailed on meth charges

first_imgCONNERSVILLE, Ind. – A woman is facing drug charges after authorities raided a Connersville home Tuesday night.State troopers obtained and conducted a search warrant in the 3200 block of Central Avenue around 10 p.m.As a result Tabitha Belt, 32, was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony) and Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Level 6 Felony).Investigators say more further charges and arrests could be made pending prosecutor review of the case.last_img