Chris Diamantopoulos to Join Sara Bareilles in Waitress

first_img There’s a new gynecologist in town: TV favorite Chris Diamantopoulos will join the cast of Waitress on March 31 as Dr. Pomatter opposite incoming leading lady and composer Sara Bareilles. Original star Drew Gehling is set to play his final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 30, four days after Jessie Mueller departs the show on March 26.Diamantopoulos began his career in Broadway musicals, playing Marius in Les Miserables and Ethan Girard in The Full Monty. Other theater credits include the national tours of Music of the Night and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and regional productions of Evita and Forever Plaid. A familiar face on TV, Diamantopoulos can be seen in Silicon Valley and Good Girls Revolt. Other small screen credits include playing Robin Williams in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy, Episodes, About a Boy, The Office, Arrested Development, 24 and Frank Sinatra in The Kennedys. His feature film credits include Moe Howard in The Three Stooges, The Art of the Steal and Man VS. He received an Emmy nomination for voicing Mickey Mouse on the eponymous animated series.Waitress tells the story of Jenna (Bareilles), an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor (Diamantopoulos) may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020center_img Waitress Chris Diamantopoulos Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Arkansas utilities agree: ‘No new coal’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Arkansas Business:King Coal isn’t dead, but it’s being dethroned as the top fuel source for creating electric power in Arkansas.“Out of favor is probably a good term” for coal’s status, Entergy Arkansas’ Kurt Castleberry said this month, noting market forces and growing environmental awareness among consumers that have made lower-emission natural gas-fueled generation and renewable sources like wind and solar a bigger part of the mix. “We’re not planning to build any new coal plants, but our existing coal plants still have life in them, and they’re economical, large-scale, and clean,” said Castleberry, Entergy Arkansas’ director of resource planning and market operations. “We’ll run them until their useful life expires.”Entergy, the state’s largest electric utility with more than 700,000 customers, has seen coal fall from generating 20 percent of its power to less than 4 percent over the past few decades, partly a result of the utility’s continued reliance on its durable and emissions-free nuclear workhorse, Arkansas Nuclear One. That plant, in Russellville, carries some 70 percent of Entergy’s load.The state’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives took 54 percent of their power from coal last year, including a share from their part ownership of Entergy’s coal plants in Independence and Jefferson counties, as well as 50 percent of the Flint Creek plant near Gentry and 11 percent of the John Turk plant near Hope, Arkansas’ newest coal plant. Southwestern Electric Power Co. of Shreveport, which serves nearly 120,000 customers in western Arkansas, gets 45 percent of its generation from coal, including power from the 624-megawatt Turk plant, opened in 2012.“No new coal, I think we can make that declaration,” said Andrew Lachowsky, vice president of planning and market operations for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., echoing Castleberry.More: Power balance shifting in Arkansas: coal crucial but losing ground Arkansas utilities agree: ‘No new coal’last_img read more

Report shows 184GW of renewable energy installed globally in 2019, a new record

first_imgReport shows 184GW of renewable energy installed globally in 2019, a new record FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The global deployment of wind and solar projects reached a new record level in 2019, as falling costs and a push to zero emissions energy sources presented new opportunities that could be expanded in a post-Covid-19 economic recovery.The latest Global Trends In Renewable Energy Investment report, published as a collaboration between BloombergNEF, the Frankfurt School and the United Nations Environment Program, estimated that 184GW of new renewable energy capacity, excluding hydro, was added in 2019, representing a 12 per cent annual increase and setting a new annual record.This strong growth was underpinned by US$282.2 billion (A$405 billion) in global investment, which was down from an all-time record of US$315 billion (A$451 billion) set in 2017. Thanks to the falling costs of technologies like wind and solar, the assessment found that a higher amount of generation capacity was added in 2019, while investment remained effectively flat compared to 2018. More renewables can now be installed for the same level of investment.More than three-quarters of the new generation capacity added in 2019 came from non-hydro renewables technologies, like wind and solar, showing the global market for new electricity project[s] had well and truly shifted towards zero emissions sources.Renewables, excluding large hydroelectric projects, accounted for 13.4 per cent of the world’s total electricity production in 2019.Wind and solar projects received almost equal investment in 2019 (US$138.2 billion and US$131.1 billion respectively), with a smaller amount of investment also directed towards new biomass and waste to energy projects (US$9.7 billion).[Michael Mazengarb]More: Global wind and solar additions set new record in 2019, but more neededlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs First Bill, Honors First Responders

first_img May 13, 2015 Governor Wolf Signs First Bill, Honors First Responders Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed his first four pieces of legislation, including a bill that extends the application period for survivors of fallen law enforcement officers to apply for death benefits.At a bill signing ceremony for Act 1 (House Bill 152), Governor Wolf was joined by April Waller and Knidia Kea Coleman and their families, who lost loved ones who died during the performance of their duties.“It’s hard to imagine the pain each of these women felt, as well as the countless families across the commonwealth who have lost their loved ones, and it should be our job to ease that hurt in any way possible,” Governor Wolf said.“Last night in Philadelphia, I witnessed first-hand the risks that law enforcement and first responders undertake to protect and serve the public. We owe it to them and their families to help them recover when the unthinkable unfortunately happens.”Governor Wolf also thanked Representative Will Tallman and Senator Kim Ward for their leadership in getting House Bill 152 passed with bipartisan support.House Bill 152 amends the Emergency and Law Enforcement Personnel Death Benefits Act to extend the application period for survivors to apply for death benefits from 90 days to four years.  The bill is retroactive in that it applies to deaths where an application for benefits was not made within 90 days of death but four years have not passed since the death occurred. The bill also adds survivors of campus police officers who die in the performance of their duties to the list of those eligible for the death benefits.Governor Wolf also signed:Act 2 (House Bill 159), which amends Title 40 (Insurance), to allow four entities currently organized as medical professional liability reciprocal exchanges to convert to stock companies;Act 3 (House Bill 178), which names seven bridges and highways; andAct 4 (Senate Bill 79), which corrects the naming of a bridge from last year.MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Deceased estate in Wilston beats expectations

first_imgThe home at 69 Angliss St, Wilston.A KNOCKDOWN in one of Wilston’s best streets has sold under the hammer for the first time in four decades.A deceased estate at 69 Angliss St, Wilston, sold at auction recently for $760,500 — $35,500 above expectations. Marketing agent Drew Comerford, of Ray White Wilston, said eight registered bidders competed for the property. An interstate couple relocating to Brisbane won out in the end.“The great price achieved left both the executers and beneficiaries in tears of joy,” Mr Comerford said. “The new buyers are undecided if they will renovate or remove the existing house.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Mr Comerford said it was rare for a post war home on an elevated 405 sqm block to become available in the tightly-held suburb of Wilston. The home had been owned by the same family for over 40 years.The three-bedroom house is in original condition, inside and out, with the opportunity to demolish and build a dream home.Surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, the property couldn’t be in a better position. And it’s only a short walk to Wilston Village, and St Columbas and Wilston State School. Mr Comerford said the block’s 10m frontage and 40m depth was well suited to a large number of building designs. Wilston is a suburb in high demand, and is just 4km from Brisbane’s CBD.It has a median house price of $1.1775 million, according to property data firm CoreLogic.last_img read more

These are the affordable suburbs where buyers took a gamble and won big

first_imgFinder graphic for story online Homes in Sunnybank, where this Romulus St home has already gone under contract, have achieved substantial price growth in the past five years. Picture: realestate.com.auTHESE are the Brisbane suburbs where buyers struck it rich. They bought in at affordable prices five years ago and have since had significant price growth.Houses in Sunnybank experienced the biggest dollar median price gain with prices up by 50.7 per cent or $251,500 since 2012.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 investorless than 1 hour agoNorthgate, Carina Heights, Holland Park, Wishart, and Coopers Plains all recorded a median price jump of more than $200,000 during the period.Other solid performers were Sunnybank Hills, Mansfield, Mount Gravatt East and Calamvale which all recorded growth of more than $170,000 during the period.The analysis by finder.com.au of CoreLogic data, was for houses valued under $500,000 in 2012.Money expert, Bessie Hassan said in five years alone, some property prices in metropolitan suburbs had more than doubled.The top performers in Brisbane were dominated by suburbs in the outer ring.last_img read more

Baillie Gifford to open Dublin office to safeguard EU business

first_imgBaillie Gifford is to open an office in Dublin in anticipation of the UK’s departure from the European Union, it has announced.The decision was aimed at supporting the firm’s European expansion, according to the Edinburgh-based investment company.“In recent years, Baillie Gifford has seen growing demand from clients from across Europe,” said Andrew Telfer, joint senior partner at the £193bn (€216bn) manager.“We are committed to servicing our existing EU-based clients, as well as expanding further.” The firm had been exploring various options to allow it to continue this development before opting to set up an office in Dublin, according to Telfer.The Dublin office is to be established in the form of a new EU subsidiary company, subject to authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland. According to IPE’s Top 400 report for 2017, Baillie Gifford managed €52.9bn of assets for European institutional clients, making it the 38th largest European institutional manager.Other asset managers to have set up or expanded operations in EU fund management hubs in recent months include Columbia Threadneedle Investments and M&G, which have both moved assets run for some non-UK investors in their UK-based funds to Luxembourg. In May Legal & General Investment Management announced the Central Bank of Ireland had authorised its Dublin-management company.A recently published State Street survey found that more than half of asset managers surveyed expected to increase their staffing levels in new locations in response to Brexit within the next five years.last_img read more

Marvin L. Gesell age, 86

first_imgMarvin LeRoy Gesell, age 86, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born June 22, 1930 in Klemmes Corner, Indiana he was the son of the late LeRoy & Elsie (Lee) Gesell. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and remained a proud Marine to the end. Marvin was retired, having worked for many years with the Local #18 International Union of Operating Engineers as a bulldozer operator, and had also farmed in Franklin County all his life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Klemmes Corner; a lifetime member of the St. Leon Post #464 of the American Legion; as well as a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a proud & loving Husband, Father, and Grandpa, and enjoyed walking his Rottweiler’s, hunting, and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Besides Estelle A. (Schoettelkotte), his devoted wife of 61 years, survivors include four children, Darrell L. Gesell of Maineville, Ohio, Brenda K. (William) Goff of Belvidere, Illinois, Douglas A. (Jackie) Gesell of Brookville, and Christopher M. Gesell of Klemmes Corner; two grandchildren, Neil (Stacie) Brown & Britney Gesell; one great-grandson, Paxton Brown; two sisters, Marlene Sloneker of Hamilton, Ohio and Elaine (Don) Smith of Brookville, Indiana; a brother Herbert N. (Karen) Gesell of West College Corner, Indiana. Family & friends may visit from 9 till 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4025 Highland Center Road, Brookville, Indiana. Rev. Ladona Webb, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Church. Burial with full Military Graveside honors by the St. Joseph Post #464 of the American Legion will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project or the St. Joseph Post #464 of the American Legion. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gesell family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Ryan Giggs Selling Custom Manchester Mansion

first_img Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Images of the home have revealed the soccer star’s taste for the dramatic, including a glossy black “bat cave”-like kitchen and similarly dark bar and lounge. His taste for the gothic extends to eggplant-colored velvet upholstery, chandeliers and dark-stained hardwood floors. The property hit the market this week with real estate agents Briscombe, Nutter and Staff, which did not return a request for comment. read also:Ferdinand reveals what he said to Giggs, Scholes about Messi Mr. Giggs, now coach of the Welsh national team, also could not immediately be reached for comment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mr. Giggs, 45, one of the most decorated soccer players of all time who played 24 seasons with Manchester United, bought the underlying property in 2004 for £1.94 million, according to records filed with the Land Registry, and immediately set to work planning his dream home. He went to some pains to build the lavish, five-bedroom, raising the ire of his neighbors when he submitted plans with the local authority to tear down the old Victorian estate known as Silver How and replace it with a clunky brick and faux timber-frame mansion, local media reported at the time. His plans were eventually approved in spite of the grousing residents of Chatsworth Road, and Mr. Giggs built a sprawling 6,700-square-foot house with a double garage and indoor swimming pool.Advertisement Former soccer star, Ryan Giggs, is selling his custom-built mansion in England’s greater Manchester area for £3.5 million (US$4.579 million). Loading… last_img read more

Make bowlers wear a mask: Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq

first_imgLAHORE: Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq believes it will not be easy for the bowlers to get used to with the saliva ban which will come into effect once cricket resumes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Misbah, bowlers should be asked to wear masks in order to stop them from using saliva “instinctively” on the ball in order to shine it.”It is not going to be easy at all (bowling without applying saliva). This is a habit players have developed since the start of their cricket. Even if a player keeps in mind the new restrictions somewhere he might act instinctively,” Misbah said in an interview to YouTube Cricket Channel ‘Cricket Baaz’. “We might have to do something to prevent this. Like making bowlers wear a mask or some other restrictive protection so that they don’t use saliva instinctively,” he added. IANSlast_img read more