Robert De Niro Will Helm Paper Mill’s A Bronx Tale

first_img The Paper Mill season kicks off with another world premiere musical: Bandstand. The show, written by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, will begin on October 8 under the direction of Andy Blankenbuehler. Three other tuners are also on the lineup: A Christmas Story, Pump Boys and Dinettes and West Side Story. Inspired by Palminteri’s childhood, A Bronx Tale takes place in the ‘60s and follows Calogero, an Italian-American teen’s friendship with Sonny, a neighborhood gang member. Calogero witnessing a murder at Sonny’s hands only makes their relationship stronger, which he must keep secret from his family. The play, written and performed by Palminteri, premiered in Los Angeles in 1990 and soon moved to off-Broadway. Following the 1993 film, the play ran on Broadway in 2007.  View Comments The project was initially reported in February 2013. While De Niro and Palminteri were attached to the musical adaptation from the beginning, Bon Jovi’s David Bryan was slated to pen the score. Sergio Trujillo remains on board to choreograph the New Jersey production. The musical adaptation of A Bronx Tale is finally hitting the stage, but not on Broadway (yet, at least). The tuner, based on the one-man play and film of the same name, will premiere as part of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2015-16 season. Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro, who directed and starred in the movie adapation, will helm the production alongside four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks. The show will feature music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by the movie’s screenwriter Chazz Palminteri. Performances will run from February 4, 2016 through March 6.last_img read more

Installed rooftop solar in Australia tops 9GW, on the way to 10GW by year’s end

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Australia has broken through another key milestone in small-scale rooftop solar capacity, with 9GW now installed across the country and the 10GW mark likely to be broken by the end of the calendar year.According to the latest data from Sunwiz, Australia added 156MW of small-scale rooftop solar capacity (systems of less than 100kW) in the month of June, taking the year to date total to nearly 1GW, and the grand total to 9.04GW.“We are about to cross the 1GW threshold for the sub-100kW market, so we’re on track for a 2GW year,” says Sunwiz director Warwick Johnston.There are now small-scale rooftop solar installations on more than 2.16 million homes and small businesses, with Queensland still leading the country on capacity with 2.6GW installed, but with NSW at 2.08GW and Victoria at 1.77GW. Western Australia and South Australia have 1.1GW and 1.09GW respectively, but because of the relatively small sizes of their grids are facing increasing challenges to integrate the rising contribution of rooftop solar, with the Australian Energy Market Operator and network owners looking to develop strategies for decentralised energy system.In the latest month, Sunwiz says that installations have returned to record levels in NSW and Queensland, tied for the month at 44MW, but Victoria fell sharply, by 33 per cent to 29MW, because the quota for the state government subsidy expired early.Johnston also noted that the 10kW to 20kW installation range was at record levels, indicating growing uptake by small business, which is showing growth in all sectors as household uptake slows slightly.More: Australia now has more than 9GW of small scale rooftop solar Installed rooftop solar in Australia tops 9GW, on the way to 10GW by year’s endlast_img read more

Peruvians and Venezuelans Cheer For Their Own

first_imgBy Dialogo July 20, 2011 It is common to see in fight competitions like karate, jiu-jitsu and judo, the athletes’ friends and family yelling in the stands, cheering for their loved ones – more than any other sport. In the 5th Military World Games this has been no different. On the first day of competition in judo, you could hear a myriad of languages screaming throughout the stands. From the Americas region, one could hear a lot of Portuguese, for obvious reasons, but also English and Spanish as well. Mostly present at this event were mainly relatives of the Peruvians and Venezuelans. “Our team is strong. We have Luvio Ortiz, who has competed in two Olympics. This is great motivation and moral support for the other athletes,” said an enthusiastic – and hoarse – Juan Gabriel de la Peña, whose brother is a soldier in the Venezuelan Army came to Rio to support him. As for Peruvian Maria Inez Agrialba, cheering on her son who is part of the judo team for Peru, only served to increase her motiviation to come to Rio. “It’s great to come and cheer for him, but it’s also nice to know I can leave here and go to the beach, or go to the Christ statue or even enjoy a caipirinha. To come to this wonderful city was my dream,” she said. Who ever wants to have fun screaming along with the audience can simply go to the Afonsos Field Gym of the Brazilian Air Force, in Deodoro, in Rio de Janeiro. The judo competitions continue through Saturday (July 23).last_img read more

Legislature sets sights on lawyer advertising

first_img Legislature sets sights on lawyer advertising Gary Blankenship Senior Editor A bill requiring advertising lawyers — including out-of-state attorneys who advertise in Florida — to file an affidavit that they are following Florida Bar advertising rules has cleared a Senate committee.SB 192, introduced by Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by an 8-0 vote on March 9 following a debate and testimony by Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson and Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel Lori Holcomb.Campbell, a lawyer and former member of the Bar Board of Governors, said the bill requires lawyers to file an affidavit that they have read the Bar advertising rules and are following them.“I believe it will bring some stability back to practicing law and it will bring back some professionalism to the practice of law,” Campbell said. “It allows reasonable advertising in a constitutional way that will not demean the practice of law.”The bill would require the affidavit be filed with the broadcaster or publisher of the lawyer ad, and the publisher in turn would be required to forward the ad and affidavit to the Bar within 30 days. A second provision requires out-of-state lawyers who advertise in Florida to file an affidavit that certifies they have read the Florida rules and are complying with them. Also, lawyer referral services must disclose that lawyers pay to belong to the service and that the service itself does not provide legal assistance.Holcomb said the bill will reach lawyers who are outside the Bar’s jurisdiction. Those include attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions but who practice before the IRS, immigration court, or other federal venues where they are allowed to appear without being licensed in Florida. Those lawyers are not bound by the restrictions of Florida Bar rules because they are not licensed here, and frequently violate those rules, she said.Johnson told the committee that The Florida Bar has the toughest advertising regulations in the country and is always looking for ways to make them more stringent. She also noted the Board of Governors, at its April 8 meeting, will be considering further recommendations from a special advertising task force.“I have listened and we share your frustrations,” she said. “The Bar is constantly looking at how we can toughen the restrictions on lawyer advertising.. . . The bill does address out-of-state attorneys where the Bar hasn’t been able to regulate.”The Bar does have a legislative position that it will support the most restrictive advertising legislation that will pass constitutional muster. Johnson told the panel she hadn’t had time to consult with the Bar’s outside counsel, Barry Richard, about the constitutionality of SB 192.The bill was drastically changed from proposals filed last year which attempted to directly limit the content of ads and imposed penalties. Like last year’s bill, SB 192 creates a civil $1,000 fine for the first violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation. It also authorizes the Bar and the Attorney General’s Office to go to court to enforce the law, and to seek costs as well as the fines.Regardless of what happens to the bill, attorney advertising may stay an issue at the legislature.Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, who is scheduled to become Senate president in 2008, said he wants to see more action by the Bar, and if necessary, the legislature.“I’m very glad that The Florida Bar is the most restrictive [state bar], but there’s a difference between what is constitutional and how far the Bar is willing to go,” he said. “I guess my message is to really consider tightening this up some more, even though you are the most restrictive, because if you don’t we will.“We will continue to push that envelope further and further, but we would like to give you a chance first.” April 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Legislature sets sights on lawyer advertisinglast_img read more

Croatian parliament passes reform package of tourism laws

first_imgThese are laws aimed at increasing the overall efficiency of the system of tourist boards, especially at the regional and local (destination) level, ensuring all prerequisites for the systematic implementation of destination management, ensuring a sufficient source of funding, improving tourism quality and tourism product development and tourism development. infrastructure and preservation of the tourist resource base. The Tourist Tax Act enters into force on the first day after its publication in the Official Gazette so that the County Assemblies, ie the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb can make a decision on the amount of the tourist tax by 15 September 2019 for 2020. The Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism and the Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boards will enter into force on 1 January 2020.  The amount of the tourist tax is adopted at the regional or county level, which takes the form of regional management organizations in charge of planning and development, tourism management, information and research and marketing, while the Croatian National Tourist Board is transformed into a national promotion agency. more efficient promotion, strengthening of recognizability and ultimately strengthening of the national tourist brand of Croatia. “The adoption of these laws opens a new chapter for Croatian tourism. Since the beginning of its mandate, this Government has brought a number of legislative changes and thus created the conditions for further development of tourism and adaptation to global trends, ie the modern age of tourism. We have opened the possibility for even better connectivity and increased efficiency of the entire tourist system, and at the same time local communities, areas and regions will be able to better manage the development of their products and thus use their potential and highlight their specialties.” said the minister Gari Cappelli on the occasion of the adoption of the law in the Croatian Parliament, adding that special attention in the laws was paid to encouraging the development of tourism on the continent through the association and better management of destinations with financial self-sustainability. In addition, he stressed the important support of the domestic tourist system, but also European colleagues. The mentioned laws pay special attention to underdeveloped tourist areas and the new Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boards and the Law on Tourist Tax introduced financial instruments (Fund for underdeveloped tourist areas and the continent and the Fund for United Tourist Boards) as well as local tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas, and the association of tourist boards is encouraged. The solutions from the above-mentioned laws have, among other things, reduced the operating costs of businessmen due to the reduction of administrative burdens and a simpler calculation procedure, as well as the payment of membership fees and tourist taxes. In addition, a large number of current members of the membership fee, such as the IT sector, accounting activities, hairdressing salons, etc., have been reduced. 6 taxpayers will no longer have to pay the tourist membership fee, and the amount of the tourist membership fee will be reduced by almost 15.000 taxpayers. The system of tourist boards with this package of laws is established according to the model of destination management, following the example of modern systems in the world. Then, it is reorganized through association and rationalization within the system with the application of the principle of financial self-sufficiency in a way that encourages the association of tourist boards and the establishment of several units of local or regional self-government through the allocation of funds.  Also, as previously announced, a change is coming soon Law on Tourist Land, which is extremely important for investments in tourism, and a new strategy for the development of Croatian tourism from 2020 onwards is currently being prepared. The positive effects expected by the future implementation of the law are more efficient participation of tourist boards in destination management, association and rationalization within the system, increasing system efficiency especially in development and improvement of existing tourism products, fuller representation of specific local / regional interests, strengthening local / regional initiatives, better connecting local stakeholders in creating competitive products, better coordination and greater responsibility within the system, more efficient spending of funds, greater transparency of the work of tourist boards and better promotion of the destination tourist product.  Yesterday, the Croatian Parliament adopted a new package of tourist laws – the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism, the Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boards and the Law on Tourist Tax. last_img read more

Unai Emery praises Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal youngster impresses against BATE

first_img Comment Unai Emery praises Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal youngster impresses against BATE Matteo Guendouzi has made a big impression during his debut campaign in England (Getty Images)Unai Emery hailed Matteo Guendouzi’s quality and consistency after the teenager delivered a commanding display during Arsenal’s 3-0 Europa League win against BATE.The 19-year-old moved to Arsenal from Ligue 2 side FC Lorient last summer and was expected to be a player for the future rather than a first-team regular straight away.However, Guendouzi was handed a surprise start on the opening day of the season against Manchester City and has been a virtual ever-present since, featuring in 34 games in all competitions.Guendouzi played his part as Arsenal overturned a 1-0 deficit from the first leg against BATE to progress to the last-16 stage and Emery hailed the youngster’s development since his move to Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking after the game, Emery said: ‘His development is like we want. He has a big ambition, big quality. Sometimes we need more quality with him and for him to be more stronger in midfield.‘But his development with us is very important and he’s playing with big consistency. His quality is very impressive.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySp promising have Guendouzi’s performances been in North London, he has recently been linked with a move back to his homeland with PSG reportedly tracking his progress closely.Guendouzi has previously revealed that PSG were interested in him during his time with Lorient but that he was set on a move to Arsenal instead.When asked of the rumours surrounding Guendouzi’s future, Emery seemed taken aback, saying: ‘I am surprised. I don’t want this.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 21 Feb 2019 9:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Original Surfers Paradise home sells for multimillion-dollar figure

first_img6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoThe pair paid developer Keith Williams about £3000 for the land.They built the second house on Budds Beach — a modest two-storey three-bedroom brick home for themselves and their daughters Jackie Blondell and Gabrielle Pollock. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.A BUDDS Beach property once earmarked as part of a site for Sea World has sold for around $2.5 million.The property was scheduled to go to auction this weekend but the vendors were presented with an offer too good to refuse. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.Their father Phon could see the potential of the area — he was an earth mover and heavily involved in developing Chevron Island and Isle of CapriMs Pollock said putting the house, in mostly original condition, on the market was bittersweet for her family.It is one of only nine waterfront blocks on Budds Beach.center_img 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Glen Williams marketed the property but declined to confirm the sale price or comment on the transaction.The late Phon and Margaret Blondell bought the 506sq m block in 1962. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.“Apparently (tourism figure and resort developer) Keith Williams was going to put Ski Gardens (now Sea World) there,” Ms Pollock said.“But people there at the time decided they didn’t want fast boats in the area so they put in a speed limit.last_img read more

PFZW, APG ‘closely monitoring’ developments in Ukraine conflict

first_imgDutch pension funds are “closely monitoring” the evolving conflict in Eastern Ukraine and assessing the possible effects of further sanctions against Russia on their investments in the region. The €151.5bn healthcare scheme PFZW said its direct stake amounted to €1.5bn in Russian government bonds, equities and corporate loans.A spokeswoman for the pension fund said: “Currently, the risk that we will need to mark down our direct investments is small, although we may incur temporary losses due to turmoil in the financial markets.”She said losses in a worst-case scenario were likely to be limited, as two-thirds of PFZW’s direct investments in Russia are in government bonds, in custody with Euroclear in Brussels. However, she also conceded that the consequences for PFZW’s indirect stakes – investments in non-Russian companies with Russian subsidiaries or joint ventures – could be much greater, “as they could affect a larger part of the portfolio”.She said this would particularly be the case if “significant financial sanctions were applied or local interests being nationalised”.The spokeswoman stressed that the effects would largely depend on the shape of any further sanctions the EU might apply. “Therefore, we are closely monitoring the situation to assess if and what adjustments are necessary for our portfolio,” she said.The spokeswoman added that PFZW was committed to abiding by any sanctions issued by European governments.Her sentiment was echoed by Harmen Geers, spokesman at APG, the €374bn asset manager for the €309bn civil service scheme ABP.However, he declined to elaborate on the potential effects of developments in the region on APG’s investments in Russia, citing a lack of clarity on sanctions issued so far.He said APG had a €2bn stake in listed equity and credit in the Russian Federation, but that it did not have any government bonds holdings.last_img read more

The Significance Of Friendship In A Marriage

first_imgLifestyleRelationships The Significance Of Friendship In A Marriage by: – August 11, 2014 A lot of people are struggling to make their marriage work. Things remain good for a year or two but tend to tarnish away after some time. What is the reason behind this? Those who said “marriage is for keeps”, are they wrong? No they were not wrong. In fact there are a lot of relationships where people stay happily married and in love “till death do them part”. The only difference here is that they have a different approach to their relationship and partner.Let us see what makes their relationship so different and special.Friendship:Friendship is what keeps their relationship going. The fact that a married couple is still friends with each other keeps their relationship grow stronger day by day. Every marriage counselor and expert would talk about the importance of friendship in marriage.A marriage built on friendship will definitely flourish. You would be able to share a lot of laughter and fun with each other and this is what will make your relationship going stronger and stronger. Here are a few reasons why friendship in marriage makes it work:Here are a few reasons why friendship is so important in a marriage.Friendship creates fun: Friendship in a marriage will create loads of memories of laughter and fun you guys indulged in together. According to and old adage “when choosing a husband, count the times he made you laugh.”Communication is easier: Friendship leads to open and sincere communication. This means no secrets and no lies. This builds trust which is an important element of any relationship.You will never be lonely: Friendship in marriage means that you will never have to stay lonely. There is always someone special to share beautiful things and sorrows with you. You are around someone with whom you can be yourself and pour your heart out any time you want. So develop a beautiful friendship out of your marriage and you will never have to live alone.Makes your life richer: Is there a wealth in this world that can be compared to the greatness of true friendship? Certainly not. Similarly, you will enjoy the riches of life if you make your spouse your best friend.Short and Snappy:Friendship is the key to a wonderful and blissful relationship. There are a lot of factors that can rob us of our physical beauty and charm such as childbirth, disease and age.  True friendship does not get affected by this. It still works hard to sustain the relationship with your spouse. So it is imperative for dating partners to grow their friendship prior to taking the relationship to another level. Friendship makes life easy to handle and makes marriage a fulfilling relationship in every aspect. It also acts as a string tie that binds two people together in a relationship.Hence if you are truly interested in having your marriage for keeps and share a wonderful relationship with your spouse make sure that you make friends with him/her.Open Talk  Magazine Tweet 127 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Statewide Silver Alert for Holton man

first_imgHolton, IN—The Indiana State Police is investigating the disappearance of Bryan Eugene Smith, a 51 year old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 230 pounds, brown hair with blue eyes, last seen wearing a black ball cap with “SECURITY” written in white letters, black and orange jacket, black khaki style pants, and black Adidas shoes with “ADIDAS” in white letters.Bryan is missing from Holton, Indiana which is 77 miles southeast of Indianapolis and was last seen on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm. He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.If you have any information on Bryan Eugene Smith, contact the Indiana State Police at 812-689-5000 or 911.last_img read more