Odds & Ends: Daniel Radcliffe Talks Inishmaan’s Final Performances & More

first_img View Comments Watch Gillian Anderson in London’s Streetcar at a Movie Theater Near You We had been concerned that we’d miss London’s buzzed-about revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, however National Theatre Live has come to our rescue. Directed by Benedict Andrews, the production will broadcast live to screens around the world from the Young Vic Theatre on September 16. The Cripple of Inishmaan Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Broadway Titans The Shuberts Expand Off-Broadway  Interesting news about the business side of theater in the Big Apple. The New York Times reports that the Shubert Organization, which owns 17 of the 40 Great White Way theaters, is in negotiations to buy off-Broadway’s New World Stages complex (which currently plays host to Avenue Q, Heathers and more). Although New World Stages’ current owner, Stage Entertainment, is behind Rocky, which is closing at a financial loss, the sale is apparently unconnected. Daniel Radcliffe Talks Inishmaan’s Final Performances Audience members can expect to see actors getting bruises during the final performances of The Cripple of Inishmaan on the Great White Way, by the sound of things. Watch below as the always charming Daniel Radcliffe reveals that the cast has recently started walking into doors—and also what his “worst nightmare” is with the show, then race to the Cort Theatre. You’ve got until July 20 to catch the five-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner’s performance live! Related Shows Star Files Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more

RWE, Mitsubishi to develop floating wind project off the Maine coast

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:After years of development, the University of Maine has landed two major energy investors for its floating offshore wind demonstration project, announcing that units of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. and German utility RWE will buy and build the project — a potential door-opener for the U.S. floating wind market.RWE Renewables and Mitsubishi-owned Diamond Offshore Wind have formed a new joint venture, known as New England Aqua Ventus, that will acquire, develop and eventually operate the single-turbine floating wind project that is expected to cost $100 million.The joint venture hopes to finalize the design work in 2021, sign the supply-chain contracts in 2022 and build the project in 2023, said Wojciech Wiechowski, senior manager at RWE Renewables, in a Wednesday interview.RWE claims to be the world’s second-largest developer of offshore wind projects, after Denmark’s Ørsted. Aqua Ventus will be its first project in U.S. waters, and one of a small handful of floating demonstration projects it’s investing in globally, Wiechowski said.UMaine, whose Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been researching floating wind technology since 2008 and has carried the project this far, will own the intellectual property behind the VolturnUS floating hull concept and will license the technology to the Aqua Ventus project — and hopefully more to come.Aqua Ventus’ latest design calls for using a single turbine rated at 10 to 12 megawatts. That’s at the upper end of the range of offshore turbines available commercially today and would break new ground for the emerging floating wind market. The largest floating offshore project in operation is Equinor’s Hywind Scotland, which uses five 6-megawatt turbines.[Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: Maine’s $100M floating offshore wind project finds major backers: RWE and Mitsubishi RWE, Mitsubishi to develop floating wind project off the Maine coastlast_img read more

Chilean Army Factories and Armories Opens New Industrial Maintenance Center

first_imgThe final CMIF will cover about 4,000 square meters and have the capacity to perform maintenance on armored equipment for the Chilean Army’s Fifth Division. “[This center] enables us to cover maintenance for the entire southern part of the country, delivering complete support on a national level,” explained FAMAE director Army Brigadier General Rony Jara. The new CMIF makes it no longer necessary “to request maintenance in Santiago or abroad,” stated Minister of Defense José Antonio Gómez during the official opening ceremony on January 8th. Scheduled Maintenance, which is performed in accordance with each system’s technical manual; Specialized services The FAMAE is a government-owned company that has supplied the Armed Forces with Military products for more than 200 years. To bolster its mission, the FAMAE is also developing its maintenance capabilities. “It is a strategic, government-owned company that must maintain its manufacturing capabilities to be able to supply items in times of war and develop technological solutions through research,” Brig. Gen. Jara said. Improved maintenance By Dialogo March 28, 2016 Integral Recuperation, which consists of recuperating, modifying, or improving materiel provided to the client, according to the client’s parameters. Collocated with the Fifth Division’s “Chorrillos” Fourth Armored Brigade, the new center will perform maintenance for the Army’s Line M, which consists of self-propelled M-109 vehicles, M-113 armored Caterpillar transport vehicles, and Mowag armored and wheeled vehicles. The second and final part of CMIF Punta Arenas’s plan will ensure the facility is equipped to provide maintenance on all Leopard tank lines, contains a vehicle washing well, and another well for washing Caterpillar vehicles. The Chilean Army Factories and Armories (FAMAE) expanded its capabilities and ability to provide logistics support with a new FAMAE Industrial Maintenance Center (CMIF) in the southern city of Punta Arenas. The maintenance complex, which currently covers 1,002 square meters, is the first of two stages planned for the facility. Basic Recuperation, a process that responds directly to materiel failures and seeks to decrease the unavailability of materiel due to unforeseen failures or unpredictable instances; Specialized personnel have been staffed at the new facilities, which were completed in December 2015 after construction began in March of the same year. The large contingent includes mechanics with a broad knowledge of materiel mechanical systems – M-113, M-109, Mowag, for example – and supply and administrative personnel who are well-versed in logistics and supply management to ensure the new center’s needs will be met. Maintenance work performed by the Army consists of: CMIF Punta Arenas is the fifth center built by FAMAE since the expansion process began in 2007. Three of the four Industrial Maintenance Centers in the country are in the northern part: at the First Armored Cavalry Brigade in Arica; the Second Armored Light Infantry in Pozo Almonte; and the Third Armored Brigade in La Concepción de Antofagasta. The other center, which is in Santiago, in the municipality of Talagante, is the only one that performs Integral Recuperation maintenance tasks for armored vehicles, specializing in electronics, optics, and telecommunications. Currently, the Army, through FAMAE and its nationwide network of centers, performs maintenance on 75 percent of the Army’s armored materiel, in accordance with the F6 Special Maintenance Program, which began in 2013. Its goal between now and 2018 is to provide direct support to 100 percent of the armored equipment. FAMAE has not only grown its infrastructure throughout the country, but it has also excelled in efficient management. Recently, FAMAE scored a national-best 100 percent in the compliance with transparent and effective management processes, according to the third round of audits on the country’s government-owned companies conducted by the Transparency Council.last_img read more

Rumsey Punch: The Mets Win But The Cost Is Hard For Fans To Take

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For Mets fans Monday was an off-day like no other in recent memory. It was gray, dismal, rainy and depressing, when all the defeats of years past come to loom larger, haunting the recesses of the mind. Only Sunday as our ace Matt Harvey took the mound, our hopes seemed so much brighter. Unreasonably brighter, and long-time Mets fanatics could only know that something bad lay in store. We were right.Yankees fans will never understand the depths of despair that Mets fans must constantly fight to keep at bay, even in the middle of the most improbable streak we’ve ever had. Winning eight games in a row? Being in first place in the National League East? The question that we dare not utter but is on the tip of every tongue: How long will this last?Because disappointment is almost a team motto. Not like the Cubs, let’s be honest here, but the history of the Mets doesn’t inspire confidence in the long-term. Or even in the short-term, for that matter.You wanna believe, you gotta believe, but you fear you’re only going to be deceived. Past is prologue. Here’s what a typical Mets fan asks himself before spring training: How much faith will be betrayed this season?Then the pitchers and catchers show up, the hype machine starts cranking out “promising news,” and soon you swallow it all, hook, line and sinker, and dare to think: “Next year” is now! But then, the unbearable truth rears its ugly head again as the games that matter begin and the highly touted team in March typically falls into the ranks of the mediocre by May. It was ever so, and ever shall be.Yankees fans, known for their superior disdain of mere mortals who pretend to follow America’s pastime, can always take the long view, even when the men in pinstripes stumble. They know it’s only temporary because they are the Yankees, of course, and another pennant is only 100 games away.But not this year… This year the gods of baseball had something diabolical in store for Mets fans. They let us watch a team that for the first time in a long, long time, actually had a chance to have a winning record—an unusual achievement in itself, and something that Yankees fans take for granted as if it’s a birthright bestowed by the Bronx Bombers on the faithful.True Mets fans would never entertain such delusions. Why? Because the words “avoid hubris” are invisibly engraved on our brains. The motto has appeared indelible for decades, with the few glimmers of hope just benchmarks to mark the long intervals of decline. Was it 2000 when Bobby Valentine led the Mets against the Yanks and ended watching their defeat from his home dugout at Shea Stadium? Or 2006 in the National League Championship Series, when Carlos Beltran, now a Yankee himself (and that’s another unbearable storyline, cf. Darryl Strawberry, Al Leiter, et al.), stood dumbstruck as the Cards’ Adam Wainwright struck him out? Mets fans like to debate when the decline began, it’s an entertaining academic exercise, but at least it’s something to talk about when there’s usually nothing but bad news.For the Yankees, it’s been six years since the team won their last title and only three years since they won their division. Three years! That’s hardly a lifetime! Get a life! Certainly, the Yanks’ dynasty of dominance during the reign of King George Steinbrenner is no more. But here they come again, on April 20, already they’ve reached .500, and have started to trend upward, as is their prevailing tendency, given their propensity for winning.Read “Hysteria Over Tanaka’s Velocity Is Comical,” in Press staffer Rashed Mian’s “Benchwarmer” sports blog, HEREI wish the Yankees well, but don’t begrudge us Mets fans our fleeting happiness. For us, monstrous misfortune is always bearing down the base paths! Look at the price we’ve already had to pay this spring to get this far. We’ve lost our captain, David Wright, to a pulled hamstring. Then, in Sunday’s fateful seventh inning at Citi Field, our young hot-hitting catcher, Travis d’Arnaud, broke his right hand when it was drilled by a fastball. Our reliable lefty reliever, Jerry Blevins, broke his left forearm after it took a hard shot as he was on the mound. He managed to pick up the ball with his gloved hand and toss it to first base for the second out of the game. But now he’s out for at least a month if not more. These two players join their teammates on the crowded disabled list: pitcher Vic Black with neck and shoulder issues, pitchers Bobby Parnell, Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin with debilitating elbow problems, and their closer Jenrry Mejia to steroids (his fault).So the Mets managed to beat the Miami Marlins 7-6 on a sunny day but there was a chill in the air. The victory came at a cost, a price that Mets fans understand they must pay for whatever reason. Maybe the suffering makes us stronger. Maybe it builds character? It certainly has been around long enough to inspire a unique product line. A guy I used to work with had an inflatable figure about three-feet tall standing against a wall in his office, a plastic statue of a young Mets fan permanently wailing, his head buried in his arms so you couldn’t see his face, only his baseball cap and his Mets jersey. My colleague’s understanding wife had presented it to him. She knew how much his misery loved company.So let us Mets fans cling to our momentary merriment one more day, knowing that we’ll always have April 2015, when our hearts were soaring above Queens like the planes leaving LaGuardia. Let us treasure these last few precious weeks as we face the certainty of more mishaps still to come and amuse ourselves while we can. The joys in Metsville can never be taken for granted. And for that we remain thankful.Spencer Rumsey is the Mets-loving, globe-trotting Senior Editor of the Long Island Press and author of its blog “Rumsey Punch.” To send him fanmail or simply commiserate, check out his extended bio below and write him at srumsey@longislandpress.com. To bash on A-rod, reminisce about Jeter or talk any/and all Yankees-related dirt, check out Press staffer Rashed Mian’s “Benchwarmer” sports blog.last_img read more

Rolla flexible portable battery pack is multifunctional across all applications » Gadget Flow

first_imgThe Rolla flexible portable battery pack is useful no matter what you do for work or pleasure. Going camping? Take the Rolla to keep your gadgets charged. Shooting a video? Bring the Rolla to make sure your camera doesn’t run out of juice. This battery pack includes two D-Taps, two USB-C ports, and a USB-A port so you can plug in pretty much anything. Designed for pro-consumers, professional industries, and hobbyists, this flexible portable battery pack boasts a whopping 27,000 mAh capacity. And it even offers 300 watts of peak power while weighing only 770 grams. With its unique, flexible design and robust structure, the Rolla simply rolls up to wrap around your hips, handlebars, and more. This useful gadget offers pass-through charging, and it’s also approved for air travel so you can take it anywhere. Power your audiovisual equipment, travel gear, and more with this versatile, wearable battery. – Advertisement –last_img read more

BLOG: This Winter, Stay Warm With Home Heating Assistance

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: This Winter, Stay Warm With Home Heating Assistance February 01, 2016 By: Ted Dallas, Secretary of Human Servicescenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Human Services,  The Blog,  Weather Safety As winter weather continues to hit our state, I would like to take the opportunity to remind Pennsylvanians that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is here to help with energy bills.LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that kicked off the season on November 2, 2015. I encourage anyone who needs help with their heating bills to apply before more winter weather arrives.Because the fall was unseasonably warm for much of our state, many applicable Pennsylvanians may not have thought to apply for home heating assistance at the start of the LIHEAP season.Luckily, applications for this program are accepted through April 1, 2016.LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. LIHEAP assistance is available to both renters and homeowners.LIHEAP is a tremendous asset to people in the commonwealth who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The program helped approximately 400,000 Pennsylvania households stay warm during last winter, including hundreds of thousands of homes with older Pennsylvanians, children, and individuals who live with a disability.Online applications can be completed by visiting compass.state.pa.us. Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.For more information on the LIHEAP program visit dhs.pa.gov.last_img read more

Pensions Infrastructure Platform appoints new chief exec

first_imgThe Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP) has appointed Paula Burgess as its chief executive, effective immediately.PIP announced today that Mike Weston – who has led the group since 2014 – has stepped down as CEO.Burgess was previously PIP’s chief operating officer, having joined in 2015 from CCLA Investment Management. She helped set up the company and design its first offering, the PIP Multi-Strategy Infrastructure fund, which launched in 2016.Before joining CCLA in 2011, Burgess spent 11 years with Russell Investments in a number of roles, including head of risk and compliance for alternative investments in the US. PIP was set up by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, the UK’s trade body for pension funds, in collaboration with the Pension Protection Fund and other major UK asset owners. Mike WestonWeston – who was CIO at the Daily Mail & General Trust’s defined benefit pension scheme for five years before joining PIP – oversaw the launch of the platform’s specialist and multi-strategy funds, as well as bespoke mandates for individual pension schemes.PIP’s specialist funds include a solar energy fund run by Aviva Investors and a portfolio of public-private partnerships run by Dalmore Capital.The group has so far secured “investment commitments and external investments of close to £2bn”, it said. Most recently, it completed the outright purchase of a Scottish hospital, becoming the sole equity stakeholder alongside Scotland’s government.In July, PIP invested alongside Dalmore Capital in a portfolio of wind farms operated by EDF Renewables.Further readingInterview: Mike Weston, Pensions Infrastructure PlatformUK schemes abandon infrastructure platform over costs, returnsKeep politics out of UK infrastructure decisions, says PIPlast_img read more

Top news, June 26 – July 2, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from June 26 until July 2, 2017.Atlantis issues ocean bondsEdinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources has formally launched its bond offer through the Abundance Investment platform. Within 24 hours of the formal launch of a five-year bond, it had broken Abundance’s £1 million subscription record for the opening day as demand soared. The bond offer seeks to raise a minimum of £2 million and a maximum of £5 million, and is expected to close on or before August 16, 2017, with the possibility of extension.EEL Energy to trial biomimicry-inspired tidal device off BrestFollowing the encouraging results of its scaled tidal energy converter testing, EEL Energy has informed it will deploy the device off Brittany to validate its performance in real sea conditions. The company signed an agreement with the local marine service provider Iroise Mer to tow its prototype to the Brest harbor in the coming months.FORESEA launches third call for ocean energy developersThe €11 million FORESEA program has opened its third call to support the commercialization of offshore renewable energy technologies. The call, opened on June 27, runs until September 27, 2017, and is meant for technologies ready to deploy and complete testing before 2019.EVE opens €1.2M marine renewables demo callBasque energy agency Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE) has launched a call for grants for the demonstration and validation of emerging marine renewable energy technologies. The call, launched on June 26, 2017, has a total budget of €6.5 million for the 2017 annual program, out of which €1.2 million has been set aside for testing of marine renewables.Atmocean to deploy wave system off CanadaAtmocean plans to install its wave energy system off Newfoundland in Canada for a third round of ocean testing. The system, set for testing in September this year, will send pressurized seawater into a pilot land-based salmon and mollusk farm run by the College of the North Atlantic.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

Joshua reveals he has lost ‘close friends’ to coronavirus

first_img Finchley Gym was where Joshua started training as a raw 18-year-old. He made a surprise visit back there in January last year, stunning amateur wannabes on his ‘Back 2 Basics’ trip. And he bought the club a team bus in 2018 before recently sharing amazing throwback photos showing himself training there as a skinny teen. Joshua was due to take on his IBF mandatory challenger the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on June 20, but the fight was recently postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. A new date has been set and announced by Pulev for July 25 but a venue has not yet been decided. It is expected that the fight could take place behind closed doors after promoter Eddie Hearn recently said that he hopes that boxing will return in June but believes it to be more realistic for July. Hearn told iFL TV: “I’m hoping that we can see boxing back in June. I’m confident we’ll see it back in July. read also:Joshua against Wilder remains a key clash at heavyweight, says Froch “It’s going to be interesting to see what happens in terms of dates. There’s People talking about doing events behind closed doors, definitely something we’ll look at.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Anthony Joshua has opened up on his heartbreak at losing “close friends” to coronavirus. Joshua The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world champ is laying low during the pandemic but released a video on his own YouTube page. Joshua, 30, who trains at Finchley Boxing Club in Barnet, North London, said: “Wherever you are in the world, I’m just checking in personally for everyone to just say that I hope you’re all well, you’re all keeping safe. “This is a message to say you’ve got my support, we’re all doing the right thing. “To the people who are suffering with coronavirus, I wish you a speedy recovery because it is no joke. “To the ones who have suffered, and lost loved ones, I want to say keep your head up. You’ve got my love. Blessings to you and your family and condolences. “I’ve lost no one immediate to me but I’ve lost close ones from my boxing gym, close friends, friends of friends, and it gets serious when it starts coming closer to home.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson bemoaned a “sad day” yesterday as it was announced 563 people had died due to the virus – the UK’s biggest one-day death toll yet.center_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And NowBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globelast_img read more

Kenya’s COVID-19 hit 23,878 after 671 test positive

first_imgThe Ministry of Health has announced 671 more COVID-19 cases raising the tally to 23,878 in the country.The new cases announced by Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe come from a sample size of 6200 that were taken for testing.Out of the 671, 633 are Kenyans while 38 are foreign nationals. The country has lost three patients due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities to 391.Also Read  MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopeningOn a good note, 603 patients have recovered from various health facilities in the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,930.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital to officially open the Infectious Disease Unit (IDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)The Kenyatta University and Referral Hospital has installed a 650-bed capacity. Out that, 60 beds will be used for ICU and HDU.Also Read  Kenya marks World Alzheimer’s day amid renewed hopeOut of the 650, 476 beds will be used for isolation. The institution has also allocated two blocks for COVID-19 with a total of 440 beds.The CS appealed to County Governments to continue with the upscaling of their level of preparedness to fight the virus.“It is worthy to note that the progress here is not isolated. In all the facilities managed by the National Government, there has been tremendous improvement,” CS Kagwe said.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopening“With Nairobi being the epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for 60% of positive cases, the increased capacity here at KUTRRH comes in handy to tackle the virus infection,” he said.CS Kagwe called on Kenyans to take individual responsibility and staying as safe as possible from the virus.“When you wear your face mask, you slow the spread of the disease so that our health system is not overwhelmed,” Kagwe said. In terms of age, the youngest is a three-year-old while the oldest is 94 years.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more