The Only Way is Oxbridge

first_imgA recent posting on a talent agency website indicates that Cambridge will be the subject of a new reality TV show. ‘Best in Cambridge’ will be shot in a similar style to ‘Made in Chelsea’ and ‘The Only Way Is Essex.’According to the post, the “twenty-somethings of Cambridge” will bring “a unique angle on popular reality shows,’ as the love lives and partying of eight to ten characters will be captured on camera. The characters include an aspiring actor, a nightclub manager, a beauty salon owner and an ‘investment professional.’Early reports, which had suggested that the characters of the show will be Cambridge students, were not accurate. Josh K Fay, who wrote the original post on the talent agency website, made this clear, saying, ‘There has been an amazing response, but people thought it was about Cambridge University students. It is not.’ Fay explained that the people responsible for the post are simply a group of his Cambridge friends, who think a Cambridge-based reality show is “a great idea,” and they “want someone to back it.’During the last academic year, a top production company allegedly made initial enquiries to make Oxford the subject of a new reality show. This show was to be based on the lives of Oxford students, and was also to be similar in style to ‘Made in Chelsea’ and TOWIE. According to Victor Greenstreet, former JCR President of St Hughs College, the initial enquiries were made to OUSU but the project was shelved after alleged intervention by university authorities.Kieran Corcoran, editor of ‘The Tab’ in Cambridge, has spoken out against the concept of a show based in Cambridge, however. He expressed the view that if ‘Best in Cambridge’ is made into a television programme it ‘will establish a caricature we’ll all come to hate – even the people who fit it quite well’.Corcoron argued that Cambridge already has problems with image misrepresentation, saying that ‘Best in Cambridge’ will only worsen ‘the awful gap between reality and Reality.’Oxford student Danielle Bunting commented on the proposed reality show, saying that there is no point making another reality show like TOWIE, unless they take advantage of the one thing Cambridge is known for – its university. Vikram Nagarajan agreed, remarking, ‘there seems precious little else there really.’Jess Gaunt noted that the proposed ‘characters’ such as actor and nightclub manage don’t fit the Cambridge stereotype. She observed, ‘I don’t think even people who watch The Only Way Is Essex would be interested in this.”last_img read more

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Owensboro Airport Officials Ask for Double the Funding

first_imgOwensboro Airport Officials Ask for Double the FundingEight years ago, commercial service at the Owensboro Daviess County Airport was renewed. Now, they’re asking the City Commission and Fiscal Court to double funding, in an aim to keep commercial service at the airport. Airport officials are hoping…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

The Fort Wayne Komets Heavily Outshot The Evansville IceMen

first_imgFORT WAYNE, IN – The Fort Wayne Komets heavily outshot the Evansville IceMen and got a little help from a controversial goal at the end of the second period on their way to a 3-1 win Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.Evansville received three first period power plays, and on the second man-advantage, Nick Trecapelli blasted a one-timer from the left point past Komets goalie Alex Vazzano late in the frame. It was Trecapelli’s first career goal. The IceMen registered their first official shot just over 11 minutes into the game, but finished with seven in the period. Christoffer Bengtsberg stopped all 12 Fort Wayne shots in the first 20 minutes.Fort Wayne dominated the second period, outshooting Evansville 16-2. However, Bengtsberg was stellar in net in keeping the Komets off the board. At the buzzer, a Komets shot deflected up into the air and bounced into the net after the horn. Initially it was ruled no goal, but after a lengthy conversation, the call was reversed and Fort Wayne was rewarded the game-tying goal.Garrett Meurs got credit for the goal, and added a second one with 8:18 left in regulation to give Fort Wayne their first lead. Rookie David Friedmann fired a shot from the slot past Bengtsberg for his first career goal with 6:38 to play to put the game out of reach, as the Komets cruised to victory. Bengtsberg was solid in the loss, as he stopped 39 of 42 shots, while Vazzano made 12 stops in the win.The IceMen return home for their final two home games at the Ford Center next weekend. Friday, Evansville hosts the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7:05pm on Autism Awareness Night. Saturday, April 2 is the Home Finale at 7:05pm, as the IceMen finish their home schedule against the Tulsa Oilers. The IceMen wrap up the weekend with a quick stop back in Fort Wayne at 5pm EST Sunday, April 3.FINAL HOME GAMESFri. 4/1 – Cincinnati at Evansville (7:15pm) – Ford CenterAutism Awareness NightSat. 4/2 – Tulsa at Evansville (7:15pm) – Ford CenterHome Finale – TRCI Mini Stick Giveaway – ZooperstarsAUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT – APRIL 1STThe IceMen only have two home games remaining at the Ford Center. Evansville hosts the Cincinnati Cyclones on Friday, April 1 at 7:05pm on Autism Awareness Night. Representatives from Inspiring Autism Spectrum Families will be in attendance and have a booth on the concourse with information to raise awareness, and the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive bandanas.FRIDAY HAT PACKSGet a ticket and a limited edition IceMen hat for only $20 for the game Friday, April 1 against the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7:05pm. This is the final Friday game of the season, and the last chance to take advantage of this offer. Call the IceMen front office at 812-421-GOAL (4625) for details.“MEMORIES WEEKEND” – HOME FINALE – APRIL 2ndEvansville plays its final game at the Ford Center Saturday, April 2 at 7:05pm against the Tulsa Oilers. As a part of “Memories Weekend”, the IceMen will celebrate memories of the organization’s eight years in Evansville from the AAHL days, to the CHL to the ECHL, including the team’s Davidson Cup Championship in 2010. The first 1,000 fans into the arena will receive team autographed mini goalie sticks, presented by TRCI.ZOOPERSTARS RETURNSaturday, April 2 also marks the much anticipated return of the ZOOperstars, when the IceMen take on Tulsa at 7:05pm at the Ford Center for the Home Finale. Dance along with the likes of “Mario Lemule”, “Whale Gretzky” and “Squidney Crosby” as they perform during the first and second intermission. For more information about the ZOOperstars or to see a sample video of one of their performances, visit: 4 PACKS ARE BACKGet 4 Upper Level tickets to either IceMen game next weekend for only $40! Lower level tickets are also available at a discounted rate when buying 4 or more. The offer is only available online or by calling the IceMen offices at 812-421-GOAL (4625).Visit us at, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @EvvIceMen for more information about your hometown professional hockey team.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The Rolling Stones Postpone Upcoming Tour, Including Jazz Fest Appearance

first_imgThe Rolling Stones are postponing their upcoming U.S. / Canada tour dates, including their highly anticipated appearance at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.According to the band’s announcement, “Mick [Jagger] has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.” In a statement, Mick apologizes: “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets, I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”Tickets to the upcoming Rolling Stones concerts will be valid for rescheduled dates, which will be announced soon.As for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, details about the Thursday, May 2nd lineup–which had required a separate, more expensive ticket to see the band perform–will be announced as soon as they are finalized. May 2nd ticketholders will receive full refunds and second weekend VIP packages will be adjusted.See both official announcements below: If you had plans to go to New Orleans for the annual Jazz Fest and your plans are now squashed, fear not! Live For Live Music will be hosting late-night shows for the duration of the celebration.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Jennifer Holliday Will Lead The Color Purple & More

first_img 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 Fileslast_img read more

Peruvian Navy Determined to End Illegal Mining

first_imgBy 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 [2019], 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.last_img read more

CFPB sets debt collection hearing, credit unions likely exempt

first_imgThe 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 » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Clearing up errors about pump station

first_imgThe 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 stationlast_img read more

Ian Wright sends message to departing Arsenal cult hero Nacho Monreal

first_imgAdvertisement 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! ❤️— 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 Arsenallast_img read more

Martin Odegaard in Paul Pogba swap links

first_img 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?last_img read more