Bound For B’way? See the Secret Stage Past of The Fault In Our Stars Stud Ansel Elgort

first_imgHe’s Got Serious Stage Acting ChopsDuring his senior year at LaGuardia High School, Elgort made his professional stage debut opposite After Midnight’s Adriane Lenox and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Regrets. He and the cast reportedly danced to Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” in their dressing rooms, which we seriously need video footage of. He Rocked LaGuardia High SchoolWhile attending the prestigious performing arts high school, Elgort was already developing his teen heartthrob status. He made Tracy Turnblad swoon as Link Larkin in Hairspray, and played smooth high-roller Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, all before getting his high school diploma. Ansel Elgort He Spent Summers at Stagedoor ManorBefore he was Ansel Elgort, movie star, he was “Collins, Tom Collins,” in the Stagedoor Manor production of Rent in 2011. (He spent seven years at the legendary summer camp!) “I’ll Cover You: Reprise” is a tough song to nail, but Elgort does it in spades in this emotional rendition—plus, he can riff! Twenty-year-old Ansel Elgort is delivering one hell of a breakout performance in the new movie The Fault In Our Stars—his heartbreaking turn as Augustus Waters in the adaptation of John Green’s novel had us swooning, laughing and of course, weeping uncontrollably for hours. After his stellar performances in Fault and as Caleb in Divergent, Elgort is sure to have his pick of high-profile projects to choose from. But we think—no, know—he should star in a musical next. We’ve dug up some fantastic clips of Elgort singing, dancing and acting on stage that you really need to see. Check out Elgort in action, then tell us which stage roles you’d like to see him play in the comments below! He Can Dance (No, Really Dance)Did we mention that in addition to being talented and gorgeous, Elgort also has a talented and gorgeous girlfriend? The star is head over heels for aspiring dancer Violetta Komyshan, whom he met at LaGuardia. The duo danced together in this gorgeous video for Amanda Uprichard’s Spring ’13 collection—awww, can they be any more adorable? View Commentslast_img read more

Podcast: Sports section delves into big weekend for Badgers

first_imgFollowing a tough win for the Wisconsin football team last weekend at home against South Florida, the Badgers head on the road to Northwestern for their first test of the Big Ten season.Meanwhile, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team has two games this weekend against Ohio State and Big Ten favorite Penn State. UW has started the season 10-1-0, and the pair of games will have big implications on the Big Ten title race.The Badger Herald sports section broke down on that and more in this week’s podcast.last_img

LONGTIME BAY AREA TRAINER WILLIAM J. MOREY, JR. PASSES AT AGE 74

first_imgALBANY – Northern California trainer William J. Morey, Jr., a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Hall of Fame (class of 2014), died Friday morning at a rehabilitation facility in Los Altos after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Morey was 74. Services for Mr. Morey are pending.-30- Mr. Morey won 67 stakes, including eight graded events. Mr. Morey’s top stakes stars were millionaires Dixie Dot Com (winner of four graded stakes and $1,332,775) and Bold Chieftain (the California Champion Turf Horse of 2008 and earner of $1,683,181). Mr. Morey also trained graded stakes-winners Big Chill, Nonies Dancer Ali, and Mellow Fellow. Mr. Morey received his official trainer’s license in 1970 and won his first race that year at Pleasanton with Crimson Flag. Mr. Morey would go on to become a mainstay in Northern California racing and, according to Equibase, amassed the following career statistics: 7,885 starts, 1,347 wins, 1,290 seconds, 1,180 thirds, and $22,415,416 in earnings. GOLDEN GATE FIELDSFriday, April 10, 2015 Mr. Morey is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Doris, son William E. Morey (Liz), daughter Kelley Green (Mark), and two grandchildren. William E. Morey followed in his father’s footsteps and is one of the leading trainers in Northern California. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Morey grew up in San Carlos and attended the races at Bay Meadows with his father. As a teenager, Mr. Morey got a job as a hot walker at the now defunct San Mateo racetrack.last_img read more

Annagry wildfires in focus in dramatic RTE climate doc

first_imgThe people of Annagry who were affected by this year’s wildfires will be featured in an RTE1 documentary Will Ireland Survive 2050, which airs tonight (Monday).Gorse fires tore through west Donegal in April and August this year, destroying land and homes.Both incidents required major fire service responses as crews and local people attempted to stop the raging flames. Tonight, RTE will focus on the April fires in Donegal when they meet local residents of Annagry to hear how the emergency impacted them.While there were no casualties in the spring fires, two homes were destroyed in the blaze.Annagry Fire – April 2019 .Photo by Brid SweeneyAnnagry Fire – April 2019 .Photo by Brid SweeneyWill Ireland Survive 2050? will be a dynamic and dramatically constructed examination of extreme global weather. Presented by weatherman Gerald Fleming and environmental scientist Dr Cara Augustenborg, the documentary will imagine what Ireland’s weather might be like in 2050 if climate change continues unchecked.To most Irish people, the effects of climate change have already become apparent. Will Ireland Survive 2050? includes interviews with scientists and visionaries, as well as Irish people on the ground who have been impacted by severe weather events.Gerard Fleming – Wild Ireland Survive 2050?The documentary also brings Gerald Fleming to Greenland, home to the second largest body of ice in the world.RTE’s popular former weather forecaster, who will be 93 in 2050, explains to viewers how the melting of that ice cap will have disastrous consequences for Irish weather and our way of life.See the documentary at 9.30pm on RTE One, Monday 11th NovemberAnnagry wildfires in focus in dramatic RTE climate doc was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Will Ireland Survive 2050?last_img read more

‘Regretful’ King to pay Sars R700m

first_img29 August 2013“When this tax dispute arose many years ago, I took a conscious decision not to cooperate with the authorities. That was a mistake.”These were the words of businessman Dave King shortly after entering into a settlement agreement with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) following a protracted legal battle, spanning a number of years, over his failure to disclose his income.In a joint statement with Sars on Thursday, King said: “I regret not engaging with the state sooner as I have found them to be extremely firm but fair in their dealings with me once I fully engaged with them. I accept the fact that I have been non-compliant in the past and will rectify this.”King, together with entities associated to him, entered into a plea and sentencing bargain with the revenue service at the Palmridge Regional Court on the same day.As part of the settlement, King is to pay a fine of R3.2-million (R80 000 per count) or spend 24 months behind bars. In addition, he was ordered to pay an amount of R8.75-million towards the Criminal Asset Recovery Fund via the Asset Forfeiture Unit.The agreement was enforced after King made submissions to Sars’ governance and oversight committee.In the submissions, King conceded his tax debt and agreed to pay off R706.7-million to Sars in respect of his personal income tax and the tax liability of Ben Nevis, a King trust company managed out of Guernsey.In return, Sars said it stopped pursuing tax charges against the businessman, who was once associated with golfing great Gary Player.Gene Ravele, Sars’ chief officer for tax and customs enforcement investigations, welcomed the settlement and the conclusion of the tax battle with the businessman.“Sars believes this settlement is in the interest of the fiscus and in the interest of justice,” Ravele said. “This brings to an end a period of protracted litigation.“Sars appreciates that King has accepted responsibility for his tax position and the message he has communicated to taxpayers who may find themselves in a similar position – to rather engage Sars and seek resolution to a tax dispute rather than resort to litigation.“This matter demonstrates the level of commitment Sars has to executing its statutory duty, regardless of the time and cost that complex tax disputes may require to reach finality. Taxpayers and the public in general should expect no less of Sars.”King, meanwhile, said his family would now file all outstanding tax returns to ensure that they were all fully compliant going forward.“My experience should serve as an example to taxpayers who find themselves in a similar position with Sars – rather seek early resolution and cooperate with Sars when asked by them to explain your tax affairs.“I am delighted to finally put this behind me and to be able to actively resume my business career.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

SCFs IPO Waiting for Better Days

first_imgzoomImage by WMN Uncertain market conditions coupled with international sanctions against Russia have delayed yet again the planned initial public offering (IPO) of the country’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot, Reuters reported citing the company’s CEO Sergei Frank.Hence, the company plans to wait out until the shipping market recovers in full in order to list its shares. As explained by Frank, despite signs of market rebound in the fourth quarter of last year, this is far from the historical average the company is waiting for.Russia owns 100% stake in the company and is seeking to sell 25% stake targeting around 24 billion rubles (USD 358 million). Earlier reports suggested that the preferred investors would be small-scale rather than a strategic buyer as Moscow would like to keep control of the company’s management.The privatization process, aimed at collecting fresh funds for the company, have been faced with several delays over the past few years.Sovcomflot managed to return to the black in the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, amid signs of a better balance in the tanker market.Namely, the company reported a net profit of USD 0.3 million for the period, against a loss of USD 22 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Government House Welcome Reception for Commonwealth SecretaryGeneral the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, had a Courtesy Call with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling on Monday evening, July 17, 2017 at Government House.    Baroness Scotland, who is on an official visit to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, was then given a Welcome Reception at Government House attended by government officials.Secretary-General Scotland is pictured (left) with the Governor General in the courtesy call, and also making an address of the reception audience, and enjoying the evening with the Governor General, Minister of Health the Hon. Duane Sands (left) and Director General of Foreign Affairs Sharon Brennen-Haylock (right).Press Release: BIS(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)last_img read more

Owners of controversial El Monte Valley sand mine speak for first time

first_imgOwners of controversial El Monte Valley sand mine speak for first time Dan Plante, October 30, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL MONTE VALLEY (KUSI) – They didn’t want to be here. Not at all. They wanted to build a couple of golf courses and be good neighbors. But that fell through. “We’re not here to build a Sand Mine Empire. We wanted to build a golf course, but the Helix Water District took away our water rights,” says Sand Mine Owner Bill Adams.The road to the ‘El Monte Valley’ is a scenic one. It’s also a very complicated one. It started 20-years ago when Bill Adams and his investors “leased” 500-acres of land in the El Monte Valley. They were moving ahead with the golf course, when they hit a major obstacle.“They told us we could not use the ‘ground water’ and we’d have to pay going rates for city water. With the price of water going up and the number of golf courses going down, we decided to change our plans,” says Adams.As it turns out, that land is already ‘zoned’ for a mining operation. It has been for 70-years. “We’re not greedy, we just want to get some of our money back. We’ve already invested $40-million dollars in the project.”Tuesday was the last day to comment on the environmental impact report. It could be 8-months before the report is approved and the permits granted. “We plan to get in and out as fast as we can and we only plan on mining 15-20-percent of the land,” says Adams “We also have a plan to restore that land to create open spaces and horse trails.”That could be a while. The overall mining project could take 10-years to complete and another several years to restore. Threre are endangered species, ancient Indian burial grounds and an aquifer. “We have plans to be sensitive to all these issues,” says Adams.The locals simply are not buying. They plan to fight this project, even if it means throwing themselves in front of the heavy machines, when they start digging.RELATED STORY: Resident fight plans for sand mining in El Monte Valley Posted: October 30, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: El Monte Valley FacebookTwitter Dan Plante Updated: 6:24 PMlast_img read more