View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Jennifer Holliday Will Lead The Color PurpleTony winner Jennifer Holliday will headline a three-city-tour of The Color Purple. The Dreamgirls star revealed on her Facebook page that she’ll take on the role of Sofia in the tuner, starting performances next week in Detroit. This production is not to be confused with director John Doyle’s version, which is co-produced by Oprah, although of course we’d love to see Holliday leading that one too.Mrs Henderson Presents Aims for the West End?This musical surely has to be West End-bound, not least for its tagline: “For the show to go on the clothes must come off!” The stage adaptation of cult film Mrs Henderson Presents will play the U.K.’s Theatre Royal Bath August 14, 2015 through September 5 and officially open on August 26. The tuner has a stellar creative team: book and direction by Tony winner Terry Johnson (La Cage aux Folles), with lyrics by Tony winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and music by George Fenton (The Judas Kiss) and Simon Chamberlain (Love Actually). No word yet on casting—the movie famously starred Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins.Ian McIntosh & More Tapped for West End’s BeautifulSome kind of wonderful additional casting for the West End production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Ian McIntosh will star as Barry Mann, while Vivien Carter, Ed Currie, Oliver Lidert, Fela Lufadeju, Tanya Nicole-Edwards, Terel Nugent, Jay Perry, Tanisha Spring, Lucy St. Louis, Danielle Steers, Dylan Turner and Joanna Woodwood will play iconic musical performers and band members of the era. The previously announced Katie Brayben will lead the production as King, which will now officially open on February 24, 2015.Megan Mullally Talks B’way, Surgery & MoreIt’s Only a Play’s Megan Mullally recently stopped by The Wendy Williams Show. The adorable Will & Grace star (and flight attendant favorite) talked her hubby Nick Offerman, Broadway, plastic surgery and more. Check out the interview below. Jennifer Holliday Watch Out Canadian Little Old Ladies: Drabinsky’s BackGarth Drabinsky, the Canadian theatrical impresario who landed up in jail for fraud, is not letting his criminal record stand in the way of producing another show. The New York Post reports that he is planning on bringing Madame Sousatzka to Toronto’s Elgin Theatre. The stage adaptation, possibly by Richard Maltby, would be based on the 1988 Shirley MacLaine movie, which Drabinsky produced. Sounds like any little old ladies out there need to beware. Star Files
By Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo June 18, 2020 In the early morning hours of June 11, on the Madres de Dios River of the department of the same name in the Peruvian Amazon, the Peruvian Navy’s Captaincy of Puerto Maldonado, with the support of the National Police and the Office of the Attorney General, dealt a significant blow to illegal mining. The destruction of 12 dredges, seven diesel engines, four suction pumps, and 135 gallons of crude oil were among the operation’s results.Only two days earlier, units of the same captaincy launched an operation against illegal mining in the Malinowski River, in Madre de Dios department. With information provided by informants and military intelligence, navy personnel destroyed a logistics camp, six dredges, four diesel engines, and four suction pumps, among other equipment.According to the Navy, illegal mining operations have increased in the rivers of the Peruvian Amazon since authorities launched Operation Mercury in February 2019, in Madre de Dios department. Executed by the Police with the support of the Army, the operation aims to identify, intervene, and control illegal mining on the ground.“With this operation [Mercury], illegal mining in the pampa has been mainly controlled, but it’s now proliferating in other areas, especially rivers,” Peruvian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lister Samaniego Armas, Puerto Maldonado port captain, told Diálogo.According to a 2019 study by the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG, in Spanish) — a consortium of civil organizations from Amazon countries — in Peru, illegal mining areas are located in Madre de Dios. RAISG indicates that this Amazon region has suffered the most degradation due to gold mining.In January 2020, the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), an international nongovernmental organization that monitors deforestation in the Amazon, estimates that the southern area of the Peruvian Amazon may have lost about 2,150 hectares of forest since 2017. However, MAAP recognizes Operation Mercury’s achievements and says it has documented a significant reduction in mining deforestation in the pampa since it began.“I’ve been here since last year , and we’ve tried to curb this resurgence in the rivers, with support from the Army and Police with their helicopters,” Lt. Cmdr. Samaniego said.In addition to having Army aircraft available, since early 2020 the port authorities have gliders, light fiberglass boats that can sail long distances in short periods of time. The vessels have been essential in fighting illegal mining.“We were able to identify [illegal mining operations] from the helicopters, but due to the local geography, we couldn’t find a place to land. With gliders, we can reach these areas, leave [the gliders] on the water, and get out to conduct interdictions. This is why operations have increased in remote areas,” Lt. Cmdr. Samaniego said.So far in 2020, the Captaincy of Puerto Maldonado has carried out 46 interdictions against illegal mining in the Madre de Dios region, resulting in the destruction of 218 dredges, 143 engines, 121 suction pumps, 84 motor pumps, and 5,336 gallons of fuel, the institution reported.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is expected to release its Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) proposal on debt collection in conjunction with a July 28 field hearing in Sacramento, Calif. CUNA has met with the bureau a number of times to address the forthcoming rulemaking, most recently in May.CUNA has been told by the CFPB that any debt collection proposals will not include changes that impact first-party creditors. Credit unions are not expected to be included in a SBREFA panel on debt collection that is expected to be convened in August, which CUNA hopes is an indication that the bureau is considering exempting credit unions from the rulemaking.The rulemaking would make changes to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and first-party creditors were deliberately excluded from the statute by Congress. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Oct. 20, article [“New Schenectady pump station plan unveiled”] about the revised design and location of the new pump station in Riverside Park included a couple of statements that need clarification.First, the new design features rectangular windows, not arched ones as stated in the article. The state Historic Preservation Office worked with the consultants to design a new building that will look distinct from the existing station with its arched windows.Second, the original proposed location was not at a higher elevation. It would have taken up a large portion of the west side of the park, all of which is at the same elevation. The new design will take a much smaller portion of the park and leave the west side intact.Suzanne UngerSchenectadyThe writer is the recording secretary for the Stockade Association.More from The Daily Gazette:Anderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionClearing up errors about pump station
Advertisement Nacho Monreal has joined Real Sociedad after six-and-a-half years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has commended Nacho Monreal for his ‘professionalism’ after Arsenal confirmed their long-serving left-back has joined Real Sociedad.The Spain international’s first team place has been jeopardised by the summer signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic and continued presence of Sead Kolasinac in Unai Emery’s first team squad.With Tierney unlikely to make his Arsenal debut until late September at the earliest due to injuy, Monreal had started the new season as Arsenal’s first choice left-back with Emery reverting to a flat back four.Monreal wore the captain’s armband against Liverpool last weekend and Emery had hoped that the 33-year-old would turn out one last time for Arsenal in Sunday’s north London derby.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityFor six-and-a-half years of service, for 250 appearances, for 10 goals, for 20 assists, for three FA Cups, for those equalisers at Old Trafford and Wembley, for your unwavering consistency, and for being our very own #LaCabra, we just want to say…THANK YOU, @_nachomonreal! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QCZaMip2AZ— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 31, 2019 Ian Wright sends message to departing Arsenal cult hero Nacho Monreal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 31 Aug 2019 11:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link584Shares Comment Ultimately, however, it was decided that a potential injury against Spurs would unnecessarily scupper a move that Monreal wants to make given the security Sociedad are offering in the shape of a two-year deal, with the option to extend for a third.‘All the best Nacho Monreal,’ club legend Wright wrote on Twitter. ‘Total professional who always gave 100%. Six consistent seasons at the top.’Wright’s praise contrasts starkly to his reaction at the behaviour of Laurent Koscileny who went on strike earlier this summer in a bid to force through a move to Bordeaux.‘This hurts,’ Wright said after Koscielny ripped of an Arsenal top to reveal the colours of his new team upon confirmation of his signing. ‘The level of disrespect. You should be ashamed for the way you’ve left the club after 9 years!‘Got what you wanted and still trying to have a dig. Hope it’s worth it in the long run. So unnecessary. 9 years and you do this…makes no sense.’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
We do know that Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United. He’s made that pretty clear in his words and actions over the last 12 months, and the club no longer seem to be desperate to cling onto him. Real Madrid have been linked with him for some time, and in a normal summer we could see a deal being struck – but this is going to be no ordinary transfer window. Advertisement This is going to be a unique summer in terms of football transfers, but this one seems far-fetched even for the bizarre alternate reality we seem to be living in now. Loading… Read Also: Messi expresses heartbreak over Copa America postponement Now the first two just don’t seem like players United would want. James could possibly interest them, but Odegaard is a massive long shot. He was one of the best players in La Liga this season and hasn’t even had a chance in the first team at Madrid yet. Even with a big name like Pogba on the table, Los Blancos will surely hold on to their young gem at this stage, and hope they can return to the ex-Juventus star when his contract is nearer its end. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Swap deals and other alternative arrangements are likely to become far more common, and Mundo Deportivo suggest that Madrid are willing to offer up Lucas Vazquez, Brahim Diaz, James Rodrizuez and Martin Odegaard as potential trades or part exchanges to reduce their asking price. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen TodayLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?
“There are some that can, whether they are tied to other clubs, but have a compensation element involved or are out-of-work.” Charnley, who revealed the club had received around 80 applications for the job, confirmed that the new man will be a head coach and while he will have a say on transfers, it will not be the final one. He also suggested there would be little or no incoming transfer activity this month and while admitting he could never rule out a departure, said he did not “envisage any player we want to retain leaving”. Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has insisted the club will wait until the summer if it has to to get the right replacement for Alan Pardew. “However, because it will be a long-term commitment, if I have to wait until the summer for what I believe is the right individual, then I would rather wait than actually take someone now who I think isn’t the best fit. “I’m not going to take someone who is free and available now if we have a better option and options by waiting until the end of the season. “I know that won’t be an entirely popular point of view, but for me that is the most sensible thing to do. It is about the medium to long term and ensuring we get the ‘right one’.” Former Lyon boss Remi Garde, Ajax’s Frank de Boer, St Etienne manager Christophe Galtier, Derby’s Steve McClaren and ex-Mainz chief Thomas Tuchel are among those to have been linked with the post, with Pardew’s former assistant John Carver currently in temporary charge. Carver, who has indicated his own interest in the job, has been touted as a stop-gap appointment until the end of the current campaign, and he voiced his hope at the weekend that he would be told one way or the other sooner or later, and he appears likely to get his wish. Charnley said: “I hope that by the end of this week, I will have a better indication of where we sit. “I’ll know the really, really credible individuals who would be of real interest to us and from there, whether a decision can be made now or whether that decision can wait until the summer. “There’s a wide range of options. There are some people who genuinely can’t move now, whether that be for personal reasons, contractual or a whole host – they can’t come now. Charnley and chief scout Graham Carr have spent the last fortnight or so assessing potential candidates for the vacancy, but there has been a growing feeling on Tyneside that the Magpies could make an interim appointment with several of the names at the top of their list currently in employment and unwilling or unable to move before the close-season. Speaking to the Chronicle, Charnley, who admitted Pardew’s departure had taken the club by surprise, said: “We’ve got a number of options: clearly my preference is to try and find someone to bring in now. Press Association
After launching a Kickstarter campaign this past August, two alumni from the USC Marshall School of Business, Amir Atighehchi and Mikey Ahdoot, have created a product called Nutlock to foil potential bike thieves.Heart wrenching · Most bicycles use hexagonal nuts to attach the wheels that can easily be removed using ordinary wrenches. – Carol Kim | Daily TrojanThe device is a specialized nut that fastens wheels to a bicycle frame that ordinary wrenches can’t loosen. The idea came to them after both founders were victims of bike theft several times. They finally were fed up when a thief stole Atighehchi’s front wheel and Ahdoot’s back wheel and bicycle frame.“All he needed to do that was a wrench,” Ahdoot said. “That’s what got us so concerned. It’s just so easy for a thief to steal bikes and especially bike parts.”The pair began researching for the device by closely examining bike racks. From this, they realized that the wheels were the most vulnerable parts of the bicycle. Since Nutlock would prevent the wheels from being stolen, students would then only need one U-lock to avoid carrying two locks to secure both wheels, Atighehchi said. After researching other ways to prevent bike theft, the duo drew up a provisional pattern.Atighehchi and Ahdoot then contacted students at the Viterbi School of Engineering to help them design the project. The idea was well received, and after generating significant interest, they chose three engineering students to work on the project.“That’s how we met, and that’s how I got involved with the project,” said Jazzmin Martinez, one of the engineering students. Martinez started off by working on Atighehchi’s concepts as product developer. The engineers then used the software Solidworks to create sketches for the product.“In the beginning, it was definitely a lot of sketching and prototypes and 3-D modeling to try and get these concepts out in the open so we can test them out,” Martinez said.Atighehchi and Ahdoot brainstormed with the engineers for the design of the product as well as for developing its initial business model, a process that included surveying 100 students and getting consulting help.“We tried to raise funding as well,” Atighehchi said. “We were doing the leg work of trying to find the best sources to help us produce the product.”The components to the product are compact: the key is only 3.5 inches long and the nut is 0.95 inches in diameter. The nuts have special cut-outs that only the accompanying key can fit, the founders said.In May 2012, the Nutlock project was accepted into the Accelerate, Incubate, Mentor Program at USC, a highly competitive program that gave them seed funding of $15,000.The founders also launched a Kickstarter campaign on Aug. 6 that will last until Sept. 14. Within a span of 10 days, their campaign reached over twice its goal amount of $15,000.Their product gained support from various types of cyclists, ranging from commuters to students to city cyclists. Donations came from people as far as the United Kingdom and Brazil.According to the Dept. of Public Safety, 49 bicycles were reported as stolen during the 2013-2014 school year, and 12 bicycle thefts were reported in the summer.“I know of one [student] who said his bike was stolen twice,” said Deji Adeleke, a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention. “He’s afraid of getting a new bike.”Marc Cocjin, a junior majoring in aerospace engineering, said that locking a bicycle with a cable is ineffective.“Some bikes look like you can steal them,” he said.Certain students feel the threat of bicycle theft more than others. Christian Washington, a second-year graduate student in computer science thinks his bike is safe when locked on campus.“If my bike was stolen, I’d be very surprised,” he said, “Especially given there [are] so many bikes.”Even though the Nutlock start up has yet to bring its product to stores, those working on it are excited about its potential.“I was attending a graduate-level design class taught by Professor Stephen Lu, and this project was a perfect opportunity for me to put what I learned into real life,” said Huy Tran, one of the engineers for Nutlock. “It was an exciting idea that would help fixing the bicycle theft problem, of which I was also a victim during my university years.”The Nutlock product can be bought online via the website www.lockyournuts.com.“As a student at USC, I lived through the pain of bike theft,” Ahdoot said. “If you’re biking on campus, your bike wheels will get stolen unless you use Nutlock.”
The Thurles Sarsfields player retired after 15 years with the Tipperary hurlers collecting two All Ireland medals and 6 Munster titles as well as a hurler of the year award in 2010.It will be a new look Tipperary in 2016 after the recent retirements of Corbetts former teammates Conor O Mahony, James Woodlock and Shane McGrath.Paying tribute to Thurles native Corbett on Tipp FM earlier today, his former manager Nicky English said Lar was one of a kind Meanwhile Waterford will be without Stephen Bennett for the defence of their league title next year.Selector Dan Shanahan confirmed today the forward must once again undergo hip surgery.
Marouane Fellaini took advantage of a goalkeeping howler as Manchester United overcame a wobble to win 2-1 at Crystal Palace and close in on Champions League qualification.The Belgian midfielder guided into an empty net 12 minutes from time after Julian Speroni failed to deal with Ashley Young’s cross. Jason Puncheon had come off the bench to level with a deflected free kick for the Eagles following Juan Mata’s first-half opener from the spot.The Red Devils had missed their previous two penalties and had not scored in three matches until the Spaniard coolly converted from 12 yards after Scott Dann was adjudged to have handled Young’s centre.The result means United end a run of three straight defeats and are now seven points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool. They will qualify for next season’s Champions League if the Merseysiders lose at champions Chelsea on Sunday.Van Gaal had been deprived of Angel Di Maria (training injury) and Robin van Persie (virus) in the lead up to the game and they suffered more woe when Luke Shaw was carried off on a stretcher following a first-half head injury.Wayne Rooney also picked up a knock and did not return for a barnstorming second period which saw David De Gea produce two astonishing saves to keep out Glenn Murray as Palace pressed. The impressive Puncheon also had a big penalty shout turned down when Mata appeared to clip him in the area but the Eagles could not snare the second equaliser their performance probably deserved and they were left to lament Speroni’s moment of madness.–