first_img View Comments Into the Woods star Anna Kendrick stopped by Good Morning America on December 9 to chat about everything from princess footwear to royal babies. In the clip below, the movie musical darling discusses the “modern lady dilemma” her Cinderella has in the highly anticipated film and how great it is to sing the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. “He’s a genius,” she says, “but he tests you, and he writes for actors—so it’s a gift and it’s a joy, but it’s so hard.” Of course, working with Meryl Streep was a blast too, but that’s a given: “It’s like, ‘oxygen is so great.’” Take a look at the interview, and catch Into the Woods in movie theaters on December 25. And need more singing from Anna Kendrick? We got you covered. And then some.last_img read more

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 Mob Wife Tapped for Funeral Staying with the reality TV theme for a New York minute, Mob Wives star Karen Gravano is set to take on the role of Fonzina Fucci in My Big Gay Italian Funeral off-Broadway from January 25. She previously made a cameo in My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Sounds like perfect casting! Laura Benanti, Jessie Mueller & Kelli O’Hara Team Up Tony winners Laura Benanti and Jessie Mueller, along with five-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, recently paid tribute to two-time Oscar winner and Broadway alum Tom Hanks at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. Check out the trio’s Beautiful rendition of “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” below. Snooki Eyes Broadway Snooki is aiming for the Great White Way. That’s right. The Jersey Shore star recently wrote ([sic] warning): “I’m going to L.A. and I’m going to have a meeting with my peoples an I’m going to tell them let’s get me on Broadway. I’m not famous anymore to do SNL. But I’m going to figure something out to do Broadway!” Probably best, however, if she doesn’t tread the boards in Chicago—theater fans have already made their feelings known about that idea.center_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the Holiday weekend. Bella Thorne Set for New Rockettes Show Teen superstar Bella Thorne will be the voice of the Alice in Wonderland Statue in the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. As previously reported, Laura Benanti has been tapped to headline the new show featuring the iconic Big Apple dance troupe, which will celebrate the charm of New York and include Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of the Statue of Liberty. Performances will run from March 12 through May 3 at Radio City Music Hall, with opening night scheduled for March 26. New York Spring Spectacular Related Showslast_img read more

first_imgGE Renewables boss sees big role for storage, hybrid energy projects going forward FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews:GE renewable energy chief executive Jerome Pecresse has said systems combining intermittent clean energy generation with storage are critical to future renewables growth.According to Pecresse, in a piece published on LinkedIn Pulse, renewable energy is a smart, profitable, long-term investment, driving down the levelised cost of energy (LCoE), whilst scaling green power in preparation for a subsidy-free future. The next step for the industry is to move towards making clean energy dispatchable and guaranteeing supply based on wind and solar. This what customers want, he said.Energy storage allows wind and solar plants to immediately respond to changes in load, enhancing wind and solar farm flexibility, reduce the impact and uncertainty of weather-related forecasts on power generation, and make up the difference when unexpected shortfalls of wind and solar generation output occur.By combining energy storage with multiple sources of energy generation – whether hydropower, wind and solar – and uniting those with control systems, it is possible to create hybrid systems that will allow the industry to unlock significant untapped value. According to Pecresse there is growing interest in developing hybrid renewable energy solutions, to find the balance within energy supply and grid stability, with initial projects and pilots underway.In Gaildorf, Germany, GE has built 15MW of wind turbines alongside an integrated water tank to combine wind power and pumped-hydro storage. At India’s Kadapa Hybrid Park, the company is developing its first big project to integrate wind, solar and battery energy storage, to enhance grid stability and optimise the output of these resources.More: GE renewables boss calls for storage revolutionlast_img read more

first_imgLandlords who have submitted a request for deferral of tax payment until 30.3.2020, for the obligation due on 31.3.2020. they have exercised the right to defer payment of that obligation until 30.6.2020 June XNUMX, and it will not be written off. Persons providing catering services in the household and on the family farm are exempted in 2020 from paying half the amount of the annual lump sum tourist tax that they would be obliged to pay for the main bed and accommodation unit in the camp and camp-rest or according to the capacity of the Robinson Crusoe accommodation used for the provision of accommodation services in accordance with a special regulation governing the performance of catering activities. Also, for the entire year 2020, these persons are exempt from paying the tourist tax for extra beds. MEASURES OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM TO ASSIST THE ECONOMY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC – Postponement or exemption from paying tourist tax for private renters (lump sum) So now the decision has been made to automatically write off the tax liability without the obligation to file a special claim. Namely, regarding the application for first trimester or the first quarter, there was a problem in the field with the submission of applications for the first quarter by renters. The first was because they were waiting for payments to make a decision on deferral or write-off of taxes, and because of that they had several days to submit a request, which many were not able to submit a request digitally (given the large number of retirees). As we have learned unofficially, for those renters who have already paid or are late with handing over the same for the first quarter, we are actively working to somehow regulate this in the coming days.center_img Photo: Pixabay.com As a result of negotiations between the Ministry of Tourism and the Tax Administration, and at the initiative of the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia made a decision to write off the income tax lump sum for second trimester, without the obligation to submit a special request. To all landlords, the Tax Administration, without the obligation to submit a special request, writes off the tax liability relating to second trimester that is, which they would be obliged to pay by the end of the second quarter, ie by 30.6.2020. year, announced the Tax Administration. Great news for all renters. Therefore, there is no need to report separately, as is the case for the first quarter, but tax liabilities are automatically written off for everyone.last_img read more

first_imgMauritania has confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus, the country’s health minister said on Friday, adding to the growing number of cases in West Africa.In a televised statement, Health Minister Mohamed Nedhirou Ould Hamed said the case involved a foreigner who tested positive on Friday.”He was immediately isolated and the state has all the means at its disposal to take care of those suffering from the virus,” the minister said. A statement from the health ministry, also released on Friday, said the man was an expatriate who had flown into Mauritania from Europe on Monday.He isolated himself after a friend in Europe tested positive for the virus, the statement added. Health officials discovered he was feverish on Friday morning and he was confirmed positive for coronavirus later in the evening.The health minister also promised, in his televised address, that the government would stop charter flights coming to Mauritania from France. The West African state of Guinea registered its first coronavirus case on Friday too. And Senegal, which shares a border with Mauritania, registered 11 new coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing its total number to 19. Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria have all also recently registered coronavirus cases. Gabon, which announced its first case earlier this week, said Friday it would close schools for two weeks and stop issuing tourist visas to areas hit by the pandemic.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgNative Americans, who reportedly plan to protest during the trip, have criticized Trump’s visit for increasing the risk of spreading the virus and for celebrating U.S. independence in an area that is sacred to them.The Democratic National Committee (DNC) tweeted at one point that Trump had disrespected Native Americans and that the event was “glorifying white supremacy.” It later deleted the tweet.Both Washington and Jefferson, revered for their roles in the founding of the nation, were slave owners.Representatives of the DNC did not respond to a request to explain the reasons for the deleted tweet.”Instead of living up to the most basic responsibilities of his office this Independence Day, Donald Trump is still downplaying the virus, calling for a slowdown of testing, bucking social distancing guidelines, and showing Americans why we can’t afford four more years of him in the White House,” the DNC said ahead of the trip on Thursday.Trump will hold another celebration for the July Fourth holiday on Saturday in Washington. Topics : It will be the Republican president’s latest event with large crowds, defying health experts’ recommendations to avoid big gatherings amid a spate of recent spikes of COVID-19 cases across the country.Some 7,500 people are expected to attend the outdoor event. Masks will be available but are not required.South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem told Fox News earlier this week that those who had concerns could stay home and said “we won’t be social distancing.”Trump won the reliably Republican-leaning state in 2016. He has been criticized for holding large events with little social distancing in Oklahoma and Arizona in recent weeks. On Thursday he predicted a “fireworks display like few people have seen.” President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd during the novel coronavirus pandemic and criticism from Native Americans about the visit.Trump will view a fireworks display with thousands of people at the South Dakota landmark, which depicts the images of US presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.The site has not had fireworks since 2009 because of environmental concerns. Trump advocated for a resumption of the display, and the state says the surrounding Black Hills National Forest has “gained strength” since then and that fireworks technology has advanced.last_img read more

first_img Read Also: Messi left out of Barcelona Copa del Rey tie against Ibiza Perhaps Ibiza ran out of steam because their pressing lost some intensity in the second half. Jordi Alba and Arthur Melo came on for Carles Perez and the struggling Puig, and in the 72nd minute, Griezmann equalised. Frenkie de Jong’s reverse pass was perfectly weighted, with Griezmann able to hit first time on the turn past German Parreno. Ibiza’s energy and belief had almost run out and just as they looked set for extra-time, Griezmann struck again. Alba slid him through down the left and his finish flew across Parreno and found the far corner. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Every Barca missed pass was cheered, every Ibiza challenge applauded but if the home side’s aim was to contain, they went one better by taking the lead in the ninth minute. Puig was at fault, caught napping by Javi Perez, who nipped in to meet the cross from the left and finished smartly past Neto. Barca responded with patience and passing in the hope of exerting some control. But every time Ibiza got the ball their pace and energy looked the more likely ingredients for a goal. Twice they almost added a second as Angel Rodado scored after bundling through Clement Lenglet but too enthusiastically, with the goal chalked off. Then Rai Nascimento hit the post after being played in by Javi Lara and Rodado went close with the rebound but Neto pushed the shot over the crossbar. Barcelona were spared an embarrassing night in Ibiza on Wednesday as Antoine Griezmann scored twice, including a 94th-minute winner in a 2-1 victory to send them through to the next round of the Copa del Rey. Ibiza play in Segunda B, Spain’s third tier, and sit 44 places below the reigning La Liga champions but an extraordinary upset looked on the cards when Javi Perez gave the hosts an early lead at Can Misses. Close contact: Barcelona defender Junior Firpo (right) tussles with Ibiza defender Kike Lopez But with Lionel Messi rested and not even on the bench, Griezmann filled the void by finding an equaliser in the second half and then scoring the injury-time winner to break Ibiza hearts. Griezmann’s double was particularly important for new coach Quique Setien, who enjoyed a 1-0 victory in his first game against Granada on Sunday but could hardly afford a loss of this magnitude so early in his tenure. Despite the tight scoreline, the win over Granada was hailed as a success, a return to the passing style and attacking philosophy of Barcelona that had been lost under Ernesto Valverde. Their 83 per cent possession was the highest in La Liga since Pep Guardiola’s side in 2011 but for all the dominance of the ball, there was a lack of cutting edge, a problem that was again evident against Ibiza. They restricted their star-studded opponents to one shot in the first half, Barcelona’s lowest in any game they have played this season. With a trip to Valencia to come in La Liga on Saturday, Setien left Messi, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique not only out of the starting line-up but the squad too. Youngsters like Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig and Carles Perez all started while Griezmann was left to lead the attack in the absence of Messi and the injured Luis Suarez. Barcelona’s dominance against Granada was to some extent aided by their opponents sitting deep but instead, Ibiza were at them from the off, closing the gaps and snapping at their heels whenever they could.last_img read more

first_imgA Florida man has been arrested after he physically assaulted his pregnant girlfriend.The incident occurred in Hudson, Florida Saturday night.According to the report, 26-year-old Matthew Joseph Douglas told investigators that he told his girlfriend to turn off the Xbox just before bedtime. The girlfriend did, however, a short time later, she turned it back on. That’s when Douglas reportedly grabbed her around the neck, choked her, and shoved her backwards onto her bed.Douglas told investigators that he blacked out and believes demons took over his body when he harmed his girlfriend.He was arrested and has been charged with domestic aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. Officials also reported that Douglas had a warrant for his arrest for battery on a person 65 years or older.There was no comment made on the condition of the girlfriend or the unborn child in the reports.last_img read more

first_imgThe Department of Child Safety says they were never notified about the family which is strange because the community where they live is small and that others would have likely noticed anything that was out of place.Authorities are now interviewing the small community in which the couple lived in to see if anyone else knew about the abuse.Both of the parents and the grandmother, 50-year-old Ann Marie Martinez are have been arrested and are facing child abuse and murder charges.The rest of the children in the household are currently DCF’s custody. Authorities in Arizona have arrested a couple and a relative after a 6-year-old died while he was locked in a closet with his older brother.The incident was reported last week on Tuesday.Officials say they responded to a home in the Flagstaff area after receiving a call about an unconscious child.When authorities arrived, they found the 6-year-old unresponsive and attempted life saving methods on the child.Despite their efforts, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.When authorities interviewed the child’s parents and the grandmother, they were told that the parents, 23-year-old Anthony Jose Archibeque-Martinez and 26-year-old Elizabeth Archibeque-Martinez often locked their 6-year-old and his 7-year-old brother in the closest because they both would steal food when the parents went to bed.Officials reported that both the 6-year-old and the 7-year-old were extremely mal-nourished and neither looked their age.It was also reported that the couple also had a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old in the home. Both of those children, who are also the biological children of the couple, were said to be in good health. Authorities also reported that the 4-year-old even attended school.last_img read more