Finding Neverland’s Kelsey Grammer Talks ‘Very Sharp’ B’way Audiences

first_imgKelsey Grammer has landed back on Broadway in Finding Neverland, and he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on March 26 to talk about playing the dual roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the musical. The show is currently in preview and the Frasier star admitted that “Broadway audiences are very sharp,” about what goes on with a production before the official opening night. “They come knowing some surprise might happen.” Check out the video below as Grammer goes on to reveal a recent on stage “oops” moment and then the tuner at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Marines, Partner Nation Military Planners Come Together for UNITAS Amphibious

first_imgBy Story by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Zachary Dyer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South September 03, 2018 A country on the coast of South America has been struck by a devastating hurricane, leaving a large number of people without water, food or shelter. Fortunately, the maritime services from several countries in the region were conducting training nearby, and are able to respond to an international request for help. That’s the scenario U.S. marines and sailors, along with military planners from nine other countries, recently worked through in Rio de Janeiro as part of UNITAS Amphibious 2018. The country of “Amarelo” used in the exercise scenario doesn’t exist, but it can represent any of the countries in the Western Hemisphere regularly threatened by natural disasters. In a time when resources are finite, no single country has the means to tackle a large-scale natural disaster on its own. It will take multiple nations working together to save lives and prevent further suffering. Creating the interoperability necessary for those countries to successfully work together was the goal of this year’s UNITAS Amphibious, according to Brazilian Naval Infantry Major General Nelio de Almeida, the commander of Brazil’s Marine Doctrine Training Command. The partner nation militaries working together need to establish common processes, command and control methods, and avenues for exchanging information. The knowledge gained and the processes put into place will set the stage for next year’s iteration of UNITAS Amphibious, when the participating countries actually take to the sea to conduct a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief field training exercise. Over the course of the last year, the marines of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South have worked with partner nations to create a multinational maritime task force, bringing together personnel and equipment from multiple nations to sail on naval vessels from multiple nations as a way to pool resources and respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crises in the region. This year’s UNITAS Amphibious is seen as building block for that task force, driving military planners from across the Western Hemisphere to plan through how an actual multinational task force would operate while responding to a natural disaster. “I think a critical first step is working the details of the concept against a detailed scenario,” said U.S. Marine Major General David G. Bellon, the acting military deputy commander for U.S. Southern Command. “By working in this way, the professionals from each country are able to form an objective opinion about how such a multinational capability may contribute to the overall security and stability of our region and also provide relief to those who are suffering.” Maj. Gen. Bellon, who recently left his post as the commander of MARFORSOUTH, has spent the last year spearheading the effort to take the multinational maritime task force from concept to reality. This year’s deployment of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command includes a Colombian Naval Infantry officer as its deputy commander – a historic first for the command. The marines and sailors with SPMAGTF-SC also conducted combined joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training with the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and Guatemalan service members. Now, with UNITAS Amphibious, partner nations have taken the lead on bringing the multinational maritime task force together, ensuring the task force is not simply a U.S.-led effort, but a cooperative undertaking. “The Brazilian Navy really took the primary leadership role in putting this concept to the test,” said Maj. Gen. Bellon. “Their professionalism and energy set the conditions for success not only for this year, but going into next year as well.”last_img read more

Hubble USB-C hub and case supports the iPad Air and iPad Pro » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – When you use the Hubble USB-C hub and case, you’ll have all that you need right by your iPad’s side. Say goodbye to dongles with this side-mounted hub, which offers all the ports you need. It has two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, an SD and microSD card reader, and an audio jack. Plus, you won’t smudge your screen anymore because it also provides an easy way to keep ahold of your iPad while you use it. Furthermore, the integrated case has a magnetic closure that ensures your iPad Air or iPad Pro stays safely inside. What’s more, this all-in-one USB-C hub even has a magnetic spot to dock and charge your Apple Pencil. Choose Silver or Space Grey to match your Apple gadget. Finally, this USB-C Hub and Case boasts 4K 60 Hz HDMI screen mirroring to increase your productivity.last_img read more

Some Australian states relax borders as infections ease, hotspot cases rise

first_imgMeanwhile in Victoria, the state at the centre of the country’s second wave of coronavirus infections, officials reported 28 new cases, up from 11 on Monday.Premier Daniel Andrews said the rise in new cases was likely a result of increased tests done over the weekend.”It’s very challenging, but this does take some time, because the nature of this virus is there is that latency, there is that lag,” he told reporters.Victoria has contributed about 75% of Australia’s tally of nearly 27,000 infections and roughly 90% of its 851 deaths. Topics : Queensland had no new cases, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. She said residents from some neighboring areas, including the NSW tourist spot of Byron, would be allowed to travel to Queensland in coming days.”These areas have a lot in common with Queensland. They usually do a lot of their business in Queensland. So, we believe that this is the right measure to take,” she told reporters.South Australian Premier Steven Marshall also said the state planned to allow NSW residents to cross the border without self-isolating for 14 days from Thursday.South Australia has not reported a new case in close to two weeks.center_img Australia’s virus hotspot of Victoria on Tuesday reported a more than doubling in new COVID-19 infections likely as a result of increased testing, while states elsewhere in the country said border restrictions would be relaxed as case numbers dwindled.Officials said the northeastern state of Queensland would open its borders to parts of neighboring New South Wales, the country’s most populous state, amid growing confidence that Australia’s second wave of infections has been contained.NSW has maintained new daily infections in the single-digits since Sept. 11, reporting only two cases in the past 24 hours, both of which were overseas travelers already in quarantine.last_img read more

Brisbane units predicted to have the nation’s largest price fall for any housing type through to 2020

first_imgQBE Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance CEO, Phil White, had some dire short-term predictions about Brisbane’s unit market.A FREE fall of Brisbane unit values is entrenched with the sector set to be our nation’s ‘loss leader’ through to 2020, according to a report commissioned by QBE Lenders Mortgage Insurance.Prepared by BIS Oxford Economics, the QBE Australian Housing Outlook 2017-2020 predicted Brisbane’s median unit price to decline by 7.2 per cent over the next three years to reach $385,000.This is the largest forecast percentage fall for all capital cities across both houses and units.QBE CEO, Phil White, said the result was significant because while unit values dropped, housing prices were set to rise by around seven per cent.“That’s the biggest spread of all capital cities in terms of divergence of houses to units,” Mr White said.The report noted a doubling of new dwelling completions over the past two years had tipped our market into oversupply.Problems were compounded by a drop in interstate and overseas investors who accounted for nearly half the demand for new units in inner Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoOn the upside, Mr White said our unit price pain shouldn’t last long.“If I look at Queensland, and Brisbane in particular, population growth over the long term looks good,” Mr White said.“And Brisbane has been a winner in terms of international migration as well as interstate migration, so whatever excess stock we’ve been building will be absorbed,” he said.Brisbane units were also among the most affordable capital city homes types in the nation with 20.6 per cent of disposable household income being used for mortgage repayments.In Sydney, the affordability figure was 39.7 per cent.“So first home buyers are going to come in — in fact it’s Queensland that’s led the way with an increase of about 11 per cent activity from first home buyers,” Mr White said.“The dream of home ownership, we believe, is alive and well — it’s just being redefined away from that quarter acre block to one that’s more about living in high and medium density dwellings close to the city,” Mr White said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Modern home with established kitchen garden

first_imgThe open-plan living space flows out to the backyard and garden. Picture: Supplied.Upstairs the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and private balcony while the remaining two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The family bathroom has a separate bath and shower and there is a second living area opening to the back balcony. Owners Sue and Ian Reid have found the home to be perfect for entertaining or just soaking up the seaside lifestyle. There is plenty of room on the back patio for entertaining. Picture: Supplied.“We have very friendly neighbours — everyone knows each other and everyone talks to each other. “And we can easily walk down to the local coffee shops and the water.” Mrs Reid said the home would appeal to most buyers from young couples to families and retirees. “They won’t have to do a thing, they can walk in and live,” she said. The property is on the market through Clinton Viertel of Belle Property Redcliffe. The main bedroom has a private balcony. Picture: Supplied.“In winter you can sit out on the back patio in the sun and have breakfast and in summer you can sit out there in the afternoon when it’s cool,” Mrs Reid said. “We’re on the point so we get the sea breezes from three directions.”Mrs Reid said the home was in a quiet area close to the ocean. MORE: Honey, I gave up the prize home The home at 164 Turner Street, Scarborough. Picture: Supplied.YOU can walk in, unpack and start cooking in this coastal home with modern kitchen, veggie patch, herb garden and citrus trees. The two-year-old home at 164 Turner St, Scarborough is on a 531sq m block with a good-sized backyard and established gardens. In additional to the edible greenery, there are also native shrubs that attract the local birdlife. Inside, the home has a double garage on the ground floor along with a laundry, powder room and bedroom. The hallway leads to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area flowing out through sliding doors to the patio and backyard. Perfection for Ash Barty to come home to How to earn $50,000 in three yearslast_img read more

Top news of the week March 19-24

first_imgImage courtesy of QatargasConocoPhillips gets approval for Barossa development offshore AustraliaConocoPhillips and its partners SK E&S Australia and Santos have received regulatory approval for the development of the Barossa project located offshore about 300 kilometers north of Darwin, Northern Territory.Qatar Petroleum selects Chiyoda for North field production expansion FEEDQatar Petroleum has selected Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the onshore facilities of the North Field expansion project.Bechtel invests $50 mln in TellurianLNG engineer, Bechtel has made a $50 million equity investment in Tellurian, the Houston-based company developing the Driftwood liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana.Gazprom, Shell talk joint LNG projectsGazprom’s head Alexey Miller on Friday met with Shell’s boss for integrated gas Maarten Wetselaar in St. Petersburg to discuss collaboration between the two companies in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector.Novatek granted patent for liquefaction techRussian LNG export player Novatek received a federal patent for its natural gas liquefaction technology called Arctic Cascade. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Brokers: ICBC Leasing In for Up to 8 Bulkers at Zhoushan Changhong

first_imgChina’s Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard has reportedly won orders for up to eight Ultramax bulkers from ICBC Leasing, data from Asiasis shows.The order is said to be split to four firm and four optional newbuilds. The delivery is spread between 2019 and 2020. The Chinese leasing company is estimated to be paying around USD 24 million per ship.Zhoushan Changhong currently has two bulkers under construction, according to the data from VesselsValue.The Ultramax pair, featuring 64,000 dwt each, is being built for Singapore’s New Yangtze Navigation. The two newbuilds, valued at USD 21.17 million respectively, are set for delivery in 2019.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Lawmakers mull ECQ extension

first_img Erice have also urged the local governments to funnel funds for community development and special activities into stockpiling and food and medical supplies.  “I have been to more hundred villages in my city the past 2 weeks and I am afraid that if COVID-19 reach[es] these areas, all hell will break loose,” Erice said. The Philippines as of Tuesday confirmed 96 deaths out of its total 2,311 cases of the novel coronavirus. The tally is expected to increase further with the recent delivery of test kits and the accreditation of additional screening laboratories./PN MANILA – Lawmakers are mulling to extend the month-long enhance community quarantine in Metro Manila and Luzon to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “These are the least we can do to protect our citizenry as we are at war against a very invisible powerful enemy,” he said. Luzon was placed on lockdown from March 17 until April 12 to control the spread of COVID-19. People were told to stay at home as government suspended mass transportation, regulated access to food and basic necessities, and heightened the presence of state troops to enforce isolation procedures.center_img Caloocan City 2nd District Rep. Edgar Erice told the government on Wednesday that lifting the quarantine on April 12, as initially planned, could lead to a resurgence of the virus in urban centers. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles earlier said that a technical working group led by the Department of Health will formulate recommendations for the possible lifting or extension of the month-long Luzon enhanced community quarantine. “Aaralin pa po ng DOH kung i-extend ito o hindi. Sa usapin na ito, Science is in charge. Sana po malinaw ito sa ating lahat,” Nograles said in a virtual press conference. The group, under the government inter-agency task force on COVID-19, will “finalize the parameters” that will serve as a guide for the possible lifting or extension of the enhanced community quarantine.last_img read more

​Everton striker Kean faces £100k fine for breaking lockdown laws

first_img Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One RoleWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now Loading… He is said to have hosted a house party with models and other guests during the period that people are meant to be isolating in their homes. And the Daily Mail suggests that manager Carlo Ancelotti is furious with Kean’s conduct.Advertisement The Italian youngster has endured a difficult first season since arriving from Juventus. The source also says that high ranking Everton officials are not pleased with the 20-year-old’s lack of discipline and self-awareness. read also:Toure, Sterling blast Juventus over Kean abuse His fine is two weeks’ wages, and the club will be closely watching his conduct between now and next season to determine if he is worth keeping for the long term. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Everton striker, Moise Kean, is facing a fine of nearly £100,000 for breaking COVID-19 lockdown regulations.last_img read more