Is Colin Firth Back on Board for My Fair Lady on B’way?

January 18, 2021

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first_imgCould he dance all night? Oscar winner Colin Firth, who was previously speculated to be the frontrunner for headlining a Broadway revival of My Fair Lady before supposedly being replaced by Ralph Fiennes, is now on board to play Henry Higgins. Theater titan James Nederlander Sr. reportedly told The New York Post, “Colin Firth is already set. The female isn’t cast yet.” Names in the mix to play Eliza Doolittle have so far included Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and Skylight’s Tony nominee Carey Mulligan. A production directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher had been aiming for a 2014 opening; no word yet on when this incarnation will play Broadway.Firth won the Oscar for The King’s Speech and was nominated for A Single Man. His many other film credits include Love Actually, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Then She Found Me, What a Girl Wants, Girl With a Pearl Earring and the movie musical Mamma Mia!Featuring music by Frederick Loewe and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. The production won the Tony Award for Best Musical, and Harrison snagged a Best Actor trophy. My Fair Lady was last seen on Broadway in 1993, starring Melissa Errico and Richard Chamberlain. View Commentslast_img read more


Shocking: Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

September 20, 2020

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first_imgActor Simon Yam, best known for his role in Tomb Raider, was stabbed Saturday in China.The Hong Kong-based actor was on stage Saturday for the opening of a new store in the southern province of China.In a video, you can see the man walk up and stab Yam in the stomach and slashing him. Yam runs and tries to avoid more puncture wounds while security finally wrestles the aggressor to the ground.The 64-year old is recovering in the hospital with only minor wounds.The assailant has not publicly stated as to why he stabbed Yam.last_img read more


Plans unveiled to fix water debacle in Falcarragh and Gortahork

December 21, 2019

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first_imgOfficials from Irish Water outlined the programme of works that are to commence immediately in the Gortahork and Falcarragh areas at a public meeting in Falcarragh today (Fri). It is understood that the Irish water utility, in partnership with Donegal County Council, will replace the existing water mains with high-density polyethylene (plastic) pipes to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce the high levels of leakage.“We are all too aware of the problems and distress the recent burst pipes have caused to residents and businesses in the Falcarragh and Gortahork areas. Speaking following the meeting, Councillor Noreen McGarvey welcomed the plans, she said: “It is welcomed news that Irish Water together with Donegal County Council have fast-tracked their programme and are in a position to commence works on the Gortahork scheme this coming week and the Falcarragh scheme due to start in October.”Farran Construction Ltd also outlined their timetable of the works and have advised that it will be necessary to introduce some road closures, reduced traffic access and planned outages of water. All of which will be advised in advance to the local residents and businesses.Some 1750m of problematic mains will be replaced in the Gortahork area and will take until March 2020 to complete.Approx 1600m in Falcarragh has been identified as the worst affected and it is anticipated that these works will be completed by Jan 2020. Cllr Mc Garvey also acknowledged the work done by the teams on the ground who often worked unsociable hours to restore services during the months when the burst pipes occurred.“I fully understand the implications for business and households during the periods when water was off due to the bursts so I will be asking Donegal County Council to consider a reduction in rates for those affected.”Plans unveiled to fix water debacle in Falcarragh and Gortahork was last modified: September 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more


Mike McGlinchey discusses blocking Von Miller: “I thought I pitched a pretty good game”

December 21, 2019

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first_imgSANTA CLARA — Mike McGlinchey and the rest of the 49ers offensive line knew they would have their hands full trying to slow down a Denver Broncos pass rush that came into Sunday tied for fifth in NFL with 37 sacks in 12 games.The results weren’t bad. Nick Mullens was sacked twice in the first half and once in the second, but stayed upright enough to throw for 332 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 20-14 win at Levi’s Stadium.McGlinchey may have had the toughest task of anyone in a home …last_img read more


Science Media Tolerates Silliness

December 19, 2019

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first_img(Visited 359 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything.Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is zero evidence—have put our planet in their zoo. Let’s play her game. “Maybe” she is one of them! Why, she might even be part of an alien conspiracy to discredit Earthling science by making it look stupid.Universities spooked by Trump order tying free speech to grants (Nature). Oh no! Universities will have to stop violating the 1st Amendment in order to receive funds for science grants! Spoooooky! Did anyone at Nature think about how this headline could come across to the average taxpayer?A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species (University of Copenhagen). Evolution is a fact, you see, even when it isn’t. The same process yields opposite outcomes. What flexibility this gives to Darwin storytellers!In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions has been suggested to promote the emergence of new species under some circumstances. Surprisingly, one type of diving beetle species now show that this conflict between the sexes can instead lead to an evolutionary standstill in which mating enhancing traits in males and counter-adaptations in females prevent the formation of new species.Natural selection favors cheaters (UC California, Riverside). Since natural selection built everything in the biosphere, as Darwinians believe, perhaps the authors of this study are illustrations of their thesis. If so, don’t listen to them!Scholar makes ‘moral case’ for letting people decide their own age  (The College Fix). The assumed right to identify your own sex, gender or other personal reality has gone so far overboard, this “scholar” thinks you should be able to declare your age, too. Some already do this, of course, answering their age as “29” every birthday. He is in favor of “trans-ageism” in order to avoid “discrimination,” he argues.The piece, by Joona Räsänen of the University of Oslo in Norway, titled “A Moral Case for Legal Age Change,” concludes that there are three scenarios when a change to one’s legal age should be allowed: When “the person genuinely feels his age differs significantly from his chronological age,” when “the person’s biological age is recognized to be significantly different from his chronological age,” and when “age change would likely prevent, stop or reduce ageism, discrimination due to age, he would otherwise face.”Räsänen differentiates between “chronological” age, or how long the person has actually lived; “biological age,” or the state of one’s body; and “emotional” age, the age as which one identifies.“Legal age is a cause of severe discrimination for some people whose biological and emotional age do not match their chronological age,” he argues.Did the “scholar” think through the social consequences? What if a 30-year old wants to apply for Social Security on grounds he identifies as a senior? Maybe he could get senior discounts at restaurants, too. What if a 21-year old declares himself a 15-year old to dodge the draft? Imagine the possibilities!To understand what’s going on, watch this video from Prager U.last_img read more


Bing According to Microsoft: Unique Visits Up 8% in June

December 17, 2019

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first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Tags:#Microsoft#news#NYT#search#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img We already knew that Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine was doing quite well, but today, Microsoft released its own data about the state of the service. Bing launched just a bit more than one month ago, and since then, we have seen reports from numerous third-party web analytics firms that Bing was indeed doing quite well. According to Microsoft’s own data, Bing saw an 8% growth in unique users in June compared to the previous month. The company also noted that the number of users who would be “likely to recommend” Bing to others doubled in June. Shopping and TravelIn addition, Microsoft also announced that Bing Shopping saw a 300% increase in visits and Bing Travel saw its traffic grow by 90% month to month (though Bing Travel’s image is a bit tarnished by a recent controversy about its design). Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Search Engine Market ShareAdvertisersOverall, the numbers Microsoft cites for Bing’s traffic compare well with data we have seen from various web analytics firms, so we have little reason to believe that Microsoft doctored them (though the latest data from Compete is slightly less encouraging for Bing). Microsoft, however, also detailed some data about the results advertisers are seeing on Bing, though we will have to withhold judgment here. It is hard to find hard data about this, and while Microsoft announced that TigerDirect saw its sales and order volume triple, and its conversion rates and average order size “increase significantly,” we just don’t know if this was a special case or something advertisers saw across the board.DevelopersAccording to Microsoft, developers are also taking a liking to the Bing API. The number of registered developers doubled last month, and incoming API requests are up 50% since launch.What’s Next?While Microsoft didn’t specify any exact numbers, the fact that far more users are likely to recommend Bing than they were likely to recommend Live Search must be an encouraging sign for the company. Microsoft didn’t specify any future plans in today’s post, but we know that Microsoft’s biggest challenge is to overcome Google’s momentum and to keep users on its service and from switching back to Google. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more


Can FEU, Arellano find answers during break?

November 30, 2019

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first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Chiefs, on the other hand, will be looking for remedies against NU star Jaja Santiago, who fired 24 hits to power the Lady Bulldogs to a convincing 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 win in their side of the semifinals of the season-ender of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.“We weren’t able to solve Jaja and the girls were a bit intimidated by her,” said Arellano U mentor Obet Javier. “But I always tell them that through practice, we should be able to handle her (Santiago) and get back into the series.”Victories by FEU and Arellano will force a pair of rubber matches on Monday.Meanwhile, unbeaten Ateneo sets out for a finals stint as it guns for a sweep of UST in the men’s semifinals.FEU, on the other hand, braces for a National U fightback in their Final Four duel.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next The Eagles thumped the Tigers, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21, while the Tams pulled off an escape over the Bulldogs, 25-22, 19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 16-14, last Wednesday. Chiefs stay in F4 hunt Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Arellano’s Andrea Marzan scores on a hit against UP’s Marian Buitre during their duel for the second semifinal slot in Group B of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Far Eastern U and Arellano have two days to find answers to the problems that hounded them in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.Otherwise, they’re staring at a potential sweep that could forge a title showdown between National U and Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Lady Tams are the ones in need of urgent answers after blowing a 2-1 set lead and dropping a 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8 decision to the Lady Falcons late Wednesday.FEU will be scrambling to figure out what happened in that fourth set as they hope to force a sudden-death in Game 2 of the best-of-three semifinal series Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPlaying without top hitter Bernadeth Pons, FEU had Adamson stranded on the edge of a Game 1 defeat only to falter in the last two frames.FEU coach George Pascua is confident his players will redeem themselves in the next outing and pounce on the absence of injured Adamson ace Jema Galanza. View commentslast_img read more


‘The matches you live for’: Greatest rivals Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal square off

November 27, 2019

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first_imgLacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town FILE – In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, left, hugs Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the end of their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Nadal’s attempt to extend his record by winning an 11th title in Paris will be the main focus of the men’s draw. It’s been a while since the world has seen Djokovic at his best after a series of right arm problems interrupted a career that hit its zenith at the 2016 French Open. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will renew the “greatest rivalry” in modern tennis when they collide in a mouth-watering 107th Australian Open final on Sunday.The top two players in the world have 31 Grand Slam titles between them and each can claim another slice of history with victory. ADVERTISEMENT ONE: Lowen Tynanes triumphant in return from serious injury View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Djokovic, 31, will lift a record seventh Norman Brookes Trophy with a win while Nadal, 32, will become the first man in the Open Era to win all four Grand Slams twice if he adds to his 2009 Melbourne Park crown.Nadal’s 18th Grand Slam title would see him close the gap on Federer’s 20 at the top of the all-time list and Djokovic’s 15th would give him sole ownership of third place ahead of Pete Sampras.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“These are the kind of matches that you live for: finals of Slams, playing the greatest rivals at their best,” said Djokovic after dismantling Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 in a lopsided 83 minutes in Friday’s semi-final.‘What more can you ask for?’center_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘I just have to think my way’Nadal said his final preparation would focus on his own game, which so far in Australia has been untouchable“I just have to think my way. I have to keep doing the things that I am doing,” he said after swatting aside Stefanos Tsitsipas, one of the game’s brightest prospects, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in 106 minutes of destruction in the last four on Thursday.“That’s my feeling, just keep playing the way that I am playing and, let’s see, expect to have one of those special days.”Djokovic was only competitive during the second half of 2018, winning Wimbledon and the US Open on the way to reclaiming the number one ranking.He will retain top spot whatever Sunday’s result but knows how much is riding on the final.“There’s so much at stake, it’s hard to pick one thing,” he said. “Nadal is across the net. I’m playing a final of Grand Slam for the record seventh title here. “If you don’t get motivated by all these things, then something is wrong.” MOST READ Their only previous final in Australia, in 2012, developed into a record-breaking 5hr 53min slugfest.It stands as the longest final in Grand Slam history — some say the greatest — and it left the pair barely able to stand at the trophy ceremony after an exhausted Djokovic staggered over the line 7-5 in the final set.– ‘The greatest rival’ –“Nadal has historically throughout my life and career been the greatest rival that I ever played against, on all the surfaces,” Djokovic said. “I had some disappointing moments where I lost to him. I think I’ve lost to him nine times so far in the Grand Slams. I lost some tough matches. I won also some great matches.“Those kind of encounters have also made me the player I am today.”Both are back in the final after injury-plagued seasons in 2018.Djokovic was hampered by an elbow that needed surgery after being bundled out of Melbourne in the last 16.Nadal retired injured in both Australian and US Opens and had an operation on his ankle in November.The Spaniard, who had not played a competitive match since the US Open before arriving in Melbourne, has rampaged through the draw without losing a game on his remodelled serve since the first round. He has not dropped a set. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “What more can you ask for? This is where you want to be.”It will be the 53rd meeting two giants of the games and their eighth in the final of a Grand Slam.Djokovic is a whisker ahead with 27 victories to Nadal’s 25. But the Spaniard has the edge in Grand Slam finals 4-3 and has won the last three.In all Grand Slam meetings, Nadal has a clear advantage with a 9-5 win-loss record.No two men have met more often in the Open Era, and no pair have pushed one another harder or further.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


SportingPulse Websites

November 7, 2019

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first_imgAs a result of new changes in technology and societal pressures, TFA are working to further develop and create a more efficient SportingPulse online network, better suited to Touch Football affiliates.According to research undertaken in consultation with affiliates, 80% of survey participants currently use SportingPulse websites. Further to this, 74% think the SportingPulse website network is beneficial to the Touch Football community with the following benefits such as the ability to provide competition news, ladders, fixture timetables and other information quickly, rated as very beneficial. The areas identified as requiring improvements were; Sponsorship Advertisements, Media Display and overall website customisation.Through a strategic partnership with SportingPulse, TFA can provide Standard, Advanced and Elite website options for affiliates of TFA. Affiliates have the ability to own and operate their own website, with a unique SportingPulse Touch Football website address. Website editors now have the ability to assign a mytouchfooty.com domain to their site automatically; for example yourclubname.mytouchfooty.com. This shorter web address (URL) can greatly assist in the promotion of your website to your members and supporters. Log in to your website’s Site Administration Control Panel (back-end) as a website editor, click on the ‘Domain Name’ icon and enter the domain name you would like for your site. You will be notified if your selected domain is unavailable and SportingPulse reserves the right to revoke access to any domain name in their system at any time. However please contact Touch Football Australia to find out more information about any domains that may be available. Websites provide an opportunity to promote what your affiliate does and what it stands for. It is a means for all manner of communication with your members, whether they are players (past or present), parents, supporters, coaches etc. Therefore we encourage all affiliates to consider the use of these products from Season 2 2012.For more information, please click on the following attachment. Related Filestouch_football_australia_sportingpulse_websites_2012-pdflast_img read more


10 months agoINSIDER: Man Utd happy to pay Manolas clause

October 28, 2019

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Man Utd happy to pay Manolas clauseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to bid for AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas.Agent Mino Raiola, who helped deliver Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba to Old Trafford, might facilitate the deal.Italian reporter Nicolo Schira, who works for Calciomercato and La Gazzetta dello Sport, has revealed United are tracking Manolas.”Manchester United is really interested in Kostas Manolas for the next season and talked with his agent Raiola,” Schira wrote on Twitter.”Man Utd is ready to pay the clause (€36M) and offered €6M at year for him,” Schira added. last_img read more