Sienna Miller to play a blind Oxford don

first_imgActress Sienna Miller is to be offered the role of a blind Oxford University don in an upcoming independent film.Shamim Sarif, the director of the film and a novelist, said it would be “fantastic” if Miller could play the role in “The Dreaming Spires”. Set in post-war Oxford, the film tells the story of a young student who falls in love with a blind, married English professor in her thirties.The script is an adaptation of one of Sarif’s short stories. It is the first film by Sarif not to feature a lesbian love story. Filming is due to start later in the year.last_img

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Message for Elkhart County businesses who want to donate health supplies

first_img WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter Facebook By 95.3 MNC – March 29, 2020 0 258 A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, talks to a person arriving to be tested as they sit in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for the COVID-19 coronavirus. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) The Elkhart County COVID-19 Incident Management team appreciates offers from businesses to help us ensure the availability of critical protective and lifesaving resources to get to the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity. They are working to marshal every source of medical supplies and equipment, and facilitate the generous donations.At this time they are asking all businesses that would like to donate supplies contact us through [email protected] Emergency Management is using the warehouses as space to house and be a repository for disbursement. Those wanting to donate may also contact the EMA office at 574-891-2238 to arrange drop off dates and times.They are distributing to all forms of health care (hospitals, long-term care facilities, first responders, and others based on need). We are in need of the following:Surgery MasksN95 MasksR95/ R100 MasksGowns, Tyvek suitsLarge quantities of homemade masksPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)Goggles, glasses, shieldsHand SoapHand Sanitizer with 60% alcohol or greaterCleaning Supplies, such as Clorox or Lysol Wipes, bleach, and other bleach based cleanersAny other forms of donations, donors may email [email protected] or contact Emergency Management directly at 574-891-2238. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Message for Elkhart County businesses who want to donate health supplies Google+ Previous articleMichigan AG: Reports of price gouging in nearing 2,000 markNext articleNew map can show Hoosiers needing food where to find pantries 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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Hozier Adds 15 New Dates To 2019 North American Tour

first_imgIrish indie-rock artist Hozier has added 15 more North American shows to his upcoming Wasteland, Baby! Tour. The newly-announced dates will add onto the 26 spring performances shared in the tour’s initial announcement back in December. The tour will now see the popular singer/guitarist visit most major U.S. cities across the southeast and northern midwest.Hozier’s upcoming tour includes appearances at notable music festivals including Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest, Boston Calling, and Ohio’s LaureLive Music Festival. Hozier is also scheduled to perform at the star-studded “Love Rocks NYC” Benefit Show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City next month on March 7th.The new batch of upcoming dates shared on Monday will begin on May 21st with a show in Jacksonville, FL, and continue into the early summer months before wrapping on June 15th following his appearance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN. The second leg of concert dates includes scheduled performances at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC (5/22); Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA (5/26); The Fillmore Detroit in Detroit, MI (5/28); The Sylvee in Madison, WI (6/1); the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN (6/2); Stifel Theatre in St. Louis, MO (6/6); Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN (6/10); and Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY on June 11th, just to name a few.Hozier returned to the indie-pop headlines late last year when he released his four-track Nina Cried Power EP. The opening track from the mini album, “Nina Cried Power” (feat. Mavis Staples), will also appear on his forthcoming sophomore LP, Wasteland Baby! His latest single, “Almost (Sweet Music)” was released on January 16th. Wasteland Baby! is scheduled to arrive on March 1st via Rubyworks/Island Records.Tickets to the newly-added headlining concert dates will go on sale beginning this Friday, February 8th, at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Fans can reference the full schedule below for details.New Spring/Summer Headlining Tour DatesMay 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Times-Union CenterMay 22 – Columbia, SC – Township AuditoriumMay 23 – Richmond, VA – Altria TheaterMay 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center for the Performing ArtsMay 28 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore DetroitMay 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe LiveMay 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles BallroomJune 1 – Madison, WI – The SylveeJune 2 – Minneapolis, MN – State TheatreJune 4 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandJune 6 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel TheatreJune 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft TheatreJune 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National CentreJune 11 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde TheatreJune 13 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois AmphitheaterView All New Tour Dateslast_img read more

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And We Are Telling You! Amber Riley to Star as Effie in West End Dreamgirls

first_img Amber Riley has landed the coveted role of Effie White in the West End premiere of the musical sensation Dreamgirls, according to The Daily Mail. Tony winner director Casey Nicholaw, currently represented on Broadway by The Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Something Rotten!, will stage the production, set to premiere at the Savoy Theatre in November.Riley first came to national attention as Mercedes Jones on Fox’s Glee, a role that gave her the chance to sing Effie’s Dreamgirls showstopper, “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going).” She recently played Addaperle in the hit NBC telecast The Wiz Live! and was also seen in Hair at the Hollywood Bowl and at City Center in Cotton Club Parade, although she didn’t stay with the show when it came to Broadway under the title After Midnight. In 2013, she won the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, dancing alongside Derek Hough.Featuring music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls tells the story of an all-girl singing group that closely resembles the Supremes. With director/choreographer Michael Bennett at the helm, the original 1981 staging was a Broadway sensation, winning a Tony Award for powerful newcomer Jennifer Holliday in the role of Effie. After an initial run of 1521 performances, the show closed in 1985, only to return to Broadway two years later with Tony winner Lillias White as Effie.The 2006 film version of Dreamgirls, directed by Bill Condon, made over $100 million at the box office and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical as well as an Academy Award for The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson in the role of Effie.Want a sneak peek of Riley as Effie? Check out her Dreamgirls performance from Season One of Glee below! View Comments Amber Riley(Photo by Blair Caldwell)last_img read more

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Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago

first_imgVeronica Dunne(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Chicago Star Files Veronica Dunne Related Showscenter_img from $49.50 The name on everybody’s lips is…Veronica Dunne! Broadway.com has confirmed that the star of Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover will make her Main Stem debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago. She is set to play a six-week limited engagement October 17 through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.Dunne currently stars on Disney’s K.C. Undercover and recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate film The Ninth Passenger with Jesse Metcalfe. She got her start on stage in the Lythgoe Family Production of Cinderella with Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Jennifer Leigh Warren. Dunne went on to star in the stage productions of Into the Woods, Chicago, Cabaret and most recently, the world premiere of Joe Iconis’ new musical, The Black Suits.Chicago currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Commentslast_img read more

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Ohio power generator reaches agreement to emerge from bankruptcy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Toledo Blade:FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. said Wednesday it has struck a tentative deal with its creditors to keep its Davis-Besse nuclear power plant and its other power-generating facilities in Ohio and Pennsylvania online at least through their previously announced shutdown dates.Davis-Besse — Ottawa County’s largest employer and one of Ohio’s largest sources of tax revenue — is scheduled to shut down no later than May 31, 2020. Other nuclear facilities — the Perry nuclear plant east of Cleveland and the twin-reactor Beaver Valley complex west of Pittsburgh — are scheduled to be phased out before the end of 2021 while the remaining FES coal-fired power plants are still destined to be permanently shut down by mid-2022.The proposed agreement will form the basis of a reorganization plan that is subject to approval by Judge Alan M. Koschik of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Akron. The plan is expected to be filed by Feb. 8, the company said.“This is an important step in ensuring the value of the FES estate is maximized for the benefit of all of our stakeholders,” Donald Schneider, FES president, said in a prepared statement. “It is important to note that nothing in this agreement provides for the company to continue operating its fossil or nuclear generation assets beyond their currently contemplated deactivation dates. Without legislative support and market reforms, operating beyond those dates will be a significant challenge.”During a conference call with The Blade following the announcement, David Griffing, FirstEnergy Solutions vice president of governmental affairs, said company officials are “working like crazy trying to extend the lives of those plants” but continue to get little response to its calls for legislative relief on the state or federal levels.No signs of a buyer or bailout have emerged yet. FES and its parent, FirstEnergy Corp., have lobbied for relief from record-low natural gas prices for years.More: Deal could keep Davis-Besse online until at least May 31, 2020 Ohio power generator reaches agreement to emerge from bankruptcylast_img read more

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Loss of Antarctic Base Deals Brazil a Major Blow

first_imgBy Diálogo Staff February 28, 2012 The destruction of Brazil’s Antarctic base in a fire that killed two navy personnel has dealt a major blow to the country’s strategic research on the resource-rich continent, experts say. “All the central core of the base, where the installations were concentrated, was lost. The exact extent of what occurred still needs to be determined, but the assessment is that we really lost virtually everything,” Defense Minister Celso Amorim said late on February 25. Brazilian experts painted a grim picture of the damage after the blaze, which swept through a room housing energy generators of Brazil’s Comandante Ferraz research base located in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The base, which was established in 1984, conducts biological science research focused on coastal and shelf marine ecosystems. Meanwhile, a Brazilian Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft was to pick up 45 evacuees from the base — 32 civilians, 12 Navy personnel and the injured navy man — in Punta Arenas, Chile. The Brazilian Navy said the aircraft was due to land at the Galeao air base near Rio around midnight after dropping four scientists in Pelotas in Rio Grande do Sul state. In a statement, it also said that roughly 70 percent of the installations at the base was destroyed by the fire. Shelters for isolated emergency modules along with laboratories, fuel tanks and the helipad — which are isolated from the main building — remained intact, it added. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for its part said that scientists at the base were conducting studies on the effects of climate change in Antarctica and their impact on the planet, in addition to research on marine life and the atmosphere. “It’s an irreparable loss,” the daily O Estado de Sao Paulo quoted Yocie Valentin, a Brazilian expert in charge of scientific work in Antarctica, as saying on February 26. “We lost much more than equipment, we lost lives. I lost all my research and that was one of the cheapest. Some of the research lost cost millions of dollars,” survivor Joao Paulo Machado Torres, a 46-year-old biophysicist, said in a telephone interview carried on the O Estado de Sao Paulo website from Punta Arenas. “We are doing cutting-edge science in Antarctica, studies with important implications for climate in Brazil, fishing resources and biodiversity,” biologist Lucia Siqueira Campos, a member of the National Committee of Antarctic Research, told the daily O Globo on February 26. The icy continent plays a crucial role in regulating climate and oceanic circulation in South America. In addition to the loss of very expensive equipment and all the data collected since December, the fire leaves dozens of Brazilian study groups without a fixed base in the area, according to the experts. Antarctica, which is mostly covered by snow and ice, holds under its continental shelf, huge mineral resources and the surrounding seas are full of bio-resources. President Dilma Rousseff vowed that the Comandante Ferraz base would be rebuilt and Amorim said plans for the reconstruction would begin right away.last_img read more

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Southampton DWI Suspect Hit, Killed Fla. Man, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 29-year-old Florida man was struck and killed by an alleged drunken driver in the suspect’s hometown of Southampton on Friday night, Southampton Town Police said.Jesse Werner Steudte, 21, was driving his Jeep eastbound on County Road 39 when his SUV hit Neil Fyfe, who was riding his bicycle in the crosswalk at 6:30 p.m., police said.Fyfe was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly later. Steudte was treated at the scene for minor injuries and charged with driving while intoxicated.Southampton Town Detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have information about the crash to contact them at 631-702-2230.last_img

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Cuomo Reverses Email Purge Policy

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The emails of New York officials will no longer be automatically deleted after 90 days, aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week in response to political pressure over the purge policy.It’s been a slow burn leading to the policy shift. The purge policy was first reported by the Albany Times Union back in mid-2013, but didn’t stir much protest until more recently, following coverage by ProPublica and Capital New York.At a public meeting Friday, aides to the governor said they had reviewed the policies of other states and, going forward, any email deletion would be manual. That means more government communications should be retained and be accessible in response to public records requests or in the case of investigations of wrongdoing.Good government groups welcomed the move, writing in an open letter that it “shows the power the governor has to lead by example to increase transparency” — rare praise for Cuomo, whose administration has generally been marked by secrecy.Since the purge policy has been in effect for about two years in some state agencies, it’s probable that some public records have been lost.“The purged emails are not coming back,” said John Kaehny, head of the pro-transparency group Reinvent Albany, in an email. “There is no Freedom of Information Law or archive ‘police’ to ensure that email records are actually being saved.”Kaehny also noted that government officials sometimes use their non-government emails for work-related correspondence, another way to avoid public disclosure. We’ve previously reported on aides to Cuomo using private email accounts to conduct public business.The deletion of emails and the use of private accounts has become a recurring issue for politicians across the country, from Hillary Clinton’s controversial use of her own email server when she was secretary of state to aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie using private accounts to communicate during what later became known as the Bridgegate scandal.Earlier this month, the email issue emerged in Kansas, where the Wichita Eagle reported that Gov. Sam Brownback uses a private account, potentially putting his communications outside the bounds of the state’s freedom of information law.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

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HUD’s Carson, Chairman Hensarling set to speak at NAFCU Caucus

first_imgHousing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, will speak to credit union attendees at NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus, Sept. 10-13 in Washington.Carson became the 17th HUD Secretary earlier this year after a 30-year career as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. NAFCU and its members work closely with HUD to ensure that credit unions can provide high-quality loan services to American families in order to strengthen our country’s economic foundation.Hensarling has been the lead on House efforts to revise numerous Dodd-Frank Act provisions, and his bill containing these changes – the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) – passed the House in June. The bill contains many NAFCU-supported measures that would, among other things, ease some mortgage rules, require a review of appropriate risk capital levels and rein in the CFPB’s authorities.Congressional Caucus is NAFCU’s credit union lobbying event of the year. Speakers will address the most important legislative and regulatory issues facing the credit union industry today. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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