Live Version of Rio is Flying to Brazil; Is Broadway Next?

first_img Cohl also announced that he intends to create a theatrical adaptation of another Fox title: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. The show would tour theaters nationally beginning this winter. View Comments Rio follows Blu, a macaw who was smuggled out of Brazil as a hatchling and grows up in Minnesota. When he returns to Rio de Janeiro, he falls in love with a fellow macaw, Jewel. They embark on an adventure together in their home country, while evading a scheming cockatoo named Nigel. The 2011 film featured the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez , will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and Jane Lynch.center_img Those talking birds may be coming to Broadway! Producer Michael Cohl has revealed plans to stage a live version of the computer-animated 2011 film Rio, according to the Wall Street Journal. The show would launch in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil around the time of the 2016 Olympics in the city. Following that, the show would come to the Great White Way.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Popular Prince & More

first_img Streisand’s Sharing the Mic with Elvis & More After posting a clearly untouched #nofilter portrait with her dog and the world’s most ridiculous cupcakes, Barbra Streisand has taken to her new Instagram account to drop some major news about her latest album, Partners. The album will feature Streisand performing duets with the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Babyface, Josh Groban, Billy Joel and the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. Babs says it best herself: “What an extraordinary collection of talent!” Partners is scheduled for release on September 16. Who Run the World? Benedict Cumberbatch He’s a hot ticket and a hot Prince of Denmark. According to The Daily Telegraph, the forthcoming Cumberbatch-led London production of Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre has become the most in-demand production…ever. Within minutes of going on sale to the public on August 11, hopeful ticket buyers found themselves in an online queue of over 20,000 people. The show registered over 200% more searches than Beyonce and Jay Z’s world tour in the hours after going on sale. The Lyndsey Turner-helmed production does not begin performances until August 5, 2015. Fortunately for a certain Broadway.com News Editor, tickets went on sale to Barbican members earlier this month. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Patti LaBelle Will Make Way for the Clowns Grammy winner and Broadway alum Patti LaBelle is about to get freaky. According to TVLine, LaBelle, who recently starred on the Great White Way in After Midnight, will appear in four episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show as the mother to Gabourey Sidibe’s character. She’ll play a local townsperson who investigates the secrets of the murderous clown Twisty. She joins a slew of Broadway vets who are returning to the series. The site reports that LaBelle’s character will not sing, but here’s hoping that that changes. Because if this golden opportunity doesn’t occur at some point during the season, we will be livid.center_img Mark Ruffalo Wants to Return to the Stage The revival of This Is Our Youth begins on Broadway next week, and Mark Ruffalo can’t wait. The The Normal Heart Emmy nominee, who got his big break in the off-Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play in 1996, told Deadline that he believes the piece will “resonate even deeper now than it did when it came out” and that he’s “thrilled by the cast.” That’s nice, but what about actually getting him back on stage? “I’m dying to come back,” he revealed. “I actually read a beautiful new play by Timothy McNeil that I am going to start just seeing if there’s some interest in it.” Get on that, Ruffalo! View Commentslast_img read more

Shirley, West Babylon Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating two home invasions in as many days in West Babylon and Shirley, including one case in which a victim was stabbed last week, authorities said.In the first case, a man entered a home on Rockledge Drive in Shirley and confronted an occupant inside at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, when the resident confronted the suspect with a knife, a struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed, police said.Then at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, a resident who was laying in bed at their Putnam Avenue home in West Babylon, when the victim was awakened by three-to-four men in dark clothing wielding handguns, police said.The suspects in the second case fled with cash and the victim was not injured. It is unclear if the suspect stole anything in the first case and the victim was treated for their injuries.There were neither any arrests nor description of the suspects in either case. Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

Four years after being paralyzed, Binghamton man walks a mile for a good cause

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — A Binghamton man who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident four years ago reached a significant milestone Saturday. Liam Wagner walked a mile on the Vestal Rail Trail with his family and friends cheering him on. 12 News caught up with Wagner after he crossed the finish line, breaking his own personal time record. “All of the nerves in the spinal cord were not severed which made it so i could start regaining strength in my legs after years and years,” he said. Now after four years of pushing himself every day, he gathered with dozens of supporters at the vestal rail trail, not just to walk, but to walk a mile. The walk was a milestone for Wagner, but it was also meant to benefit the foundation he says gave him the motivation to do it. The Kelly Brush Foundation gave Wagner a grant to help him get an adaptive mono-ski. “It’s a necessity for people in my situation to have these foundations out there and the Kelly Brush Foundation is one of the only foundations out there that’s specifically for spinal cord injuries,” he said. Wagner said taking up skiing brought back the competitive edge in him that he felt he had lost after the accident. To date Wagner has raised over $10,000 for the foundation. If you’d like to contribute you can do so by clicking here. “36 Minutes. It took me 28 minutes to do a half mile when I first started so that just goes to show that all of the effort I put in payed off and it really feels amazing,” he said. “The fact that I’m able to do any of this blows me away still, every day. I never thought four years ago I would even be able to stand up to get a plate out of the kitchen cabinet,” he said. Now he’s paying it forward one step at a time. Wagner says the accident took away mobility in his legs, but doctors told him at the time that there was hope. “You’ve lost half of your body, half of that function, so having something that makes you feel normal again like mono-skiing,” he said “When I’m on that mountain I’m exactly like every other skier out there, and actually I’m even faster than a lot of them.” last_img read more

Mikel Arteta explains why he rejected Arsenal and Newcastle United to stay with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

first_imgMikel Arteta explains why he rejected Arsenal and Newcastle United to stay with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City Advertisement Chris DavieWednesday 11 Sep 2019 12:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link755Shares Advertisement Arteta held talks to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager last year (Getty Images)Asked about his decision to reject Arsenal in an interview with SER Catalunya, Arteta said: ‘Yes, there have been some things, but the decision I have made is that I am very happy where I am, I feel very valued and fulfilled. And the road will continue here.’Asked if he was closer to leaving for Arsenal last year than he was this summer following Newcastle’s interest, Arteta said: ‘Sometimes, I was about to leave, but I stopped myself.‘The first [time] was different, the second was mostly me.‘Firstly, that I am not in a hurry and I have not felt that I need to take the step.‘There are important conditions, especially in a first experience for me that are vital and eventually… I learned that these are essential to develop what you want, no matter how clear your vision is. Mikel Arteta has spoken out on his loyalty to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has explained the reasons behind his decision to stay at Manchester City following discussions with Arsenal and Newcastle United.After calling time on his playing career at Arsenal, Arteta began his path as a coach under Pep Guardiola at City in the summer of 2016.Arteta has since become an instrumental figure in Guardiola’s coaching setup and has created tactical plans to help City beat Arsenal on more than one occasion.Last year, the 37-year-old held extensive talks with Arsenal about succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager before he opted to remain at City and the Gunners went on to appoint Unai Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta was also high on Newcastle United’s managerial shortlist following Rafa Benitez’s departure earlier this summer but the Spaniard once again decided to stay at City and continue to work under Guardiola. Comment Arteta says he wanted to remain loyal to Pep Guardiola after talks with Arsenal (Getty)‘And the third is a matter of loyalty, when you promise someone to continue next year, with little time to manoeuvre, it was not appropriate to make that decision.‘And because I think we still have that space for improvement and that ambition to be able to do something we dream of, which is to win the Champions League. That work remains to be done.‘Winning the four domestic titles is something that nobody had done before and we did that with players who have a lot of development and improvement potential.‘And a group in which I am super comfortable.‘We have a staff environment where we are challenged daily but at the same time we have a very good human collective. And you are comfortable and have fun, and every day this good atmosphere helps a lot.’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 CityGuardiola is still aiming to win his first Champions League trophy since his success with Barcelona in 2011 but Arteta admits City need luck in that competition and has stressed the importance of ensuring that the team are still consistent in the Premier League.‘So many things happen every day, you can plan what you will do two hours before training and from there a little more, but there are many surprises, good and bad,’ said the Spaniard.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘A Champions League is decided by very small details that are sometimes not in your hands.‘And those that are in your hands are sometimes down to the players, the efficiency and dynamics of the group, competing in all competitions, being alert and taking the group to the end of the season with the best conditions. Arteta has stressed the importance of Man City’s continued dominance in the Premier League (AP Photo)‘And from there you need to have that bit of luck you need to reach a Champions League final.‘For us the value of the Premier League here is unquestionable, after the rivals we have faced to win, from the challenge Liverpool gave us last year, and they will push us this year again.‘Those of us here know what it costs to win a Premier League. That does not mean that one of the greatest illusions is to take this club to win something that it has never won.‘Premier Leagues have been won before we arrived but we we have not had the consistency we have achieved. But it is the ambition to be able to do something that we believe we are close to.’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

AlpInvest returns 21% on back of ‘strong exit markets’

first_imgThe €38bn private equity investor AlpInvest returned 21% last year on a euro basis, allowing it to return €6.8bn to its 30 institutional investors, predominantly pension funds.In its 2014 annual report, it attributed the return chiefly to “exit markets, which continued to be strong”, adding that, over the last two years, the performance of its funds with exposure to the pre-2008 peak years “improved significantly”.AlpInvest said it invested €3.6bn in total last year and had a “healthy level” of commitments for 2015.Jacques Chappuis, who succeeded Volkert Doeksen as executive chairman last year, said: “The European market offered an interesting and steady stream of opportunities for fund investments, following signs of recovery, low interest rates, low private equity penetrations and relatively lower values compared with the US.” Chappuis added that the outlook for India had also improved.AlpInvest acquired four new mandates in 2014, including one from Horeca & Catering, the €6.5bn pension fund for the Dutch hospitality and catering industry.The private equity investor said it was in the process of upgrading its IT systems for improved efficiency and announced the launch a new portal to provide access to reports across investors’ alternatives portfolios.The company also announced that it has obtained an AIFMD licence from Dutch regulator AFM for managing funds-of-funds and private equity products for professional investors.AlpInvest, one of the world’s largest private equity houses, has been fully owned by Carlyle Group since 2013.It had been founded by Dutch civil service pension fund ABP and healthcare scheme PFZW 15 years ago. Both schemes still have large stakes in AlpInvest and recently committed new capital to the private equity investor.last_img read more

Inspired by holiday memories

first_imgThere is also a large family room with a fireplace, and doors that open on to the entertainers deck. On the upper level, there is four bedrooms including the master suite which has a walk-in-robe, spacious ensuite and a private, shaded balcony that feels like being in a treehouse. There is also a study and family bathroom. Mrs Riggall said they would miss waking up to the birds singing in the morning. “Every single day is just like being on holidays,” she said. The house is listed with Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige and will go to auction at 10am on November 3. “We completed a major 18 month refurbishment of the property to penthouse standard before we moved in in 2012,” Mrs Riggall said. “We designed the renovations with these memories in mind … so that every day would feel like we were living in a resort.”The Riggall’s have lived at 27 Sutton St in Chelmer for seven years, but with their four children now adults, the time has come to move on. The couple said their favourite feature of the house was the wooden deck, which was built around the Poinciana and Jacaranda trees and overlooks the river.It is a spot they often sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun set. The four bedroom, four bathroom house sits on a 1752sq m double block with 34m of river frontage. There is a full-size championship tennis court, a large pool, spacious outdoor entertaining spaces, a cabana-style studio and a 12m pontoon with a jetty.A Japanese-style water feature and footbridge marks the entrance to the resort-style home. On the ground level, there is a media room and a spacious living and dining area. The gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances, a grill and induction wok cooktop built into the double island bench, a wine fridge, and boiling/chilled water tap and an extra-large sink. center_img This stunning riverfront house at Chelmer has a raneg of resort-style amenities.A SUNSHINE Coast resort was the inspiration for the 18 month renovation of this stunning riverfront house in Chelmer.Owners Jane and Brian Riggall had spent many family vacations at the Twin Waters resort, and it was those memories that helped transform the residence in to what it is today. Speaking of why they bought the property in the first place, Mrs Riggall said they were a “yachting family” and had previously lived on the river at Norman Park.“We had been looking for the perfect riverfront, resort-style property suitable for our 50ft catamaran for over 10 years. Then we found this,” she said.“It’s open, light and breezy, with gorgeous views. We have no neighbours — just a serene, low-stress outlook of the Brisbane River.“And, it’s only 20 minutes from the CBD, so what’s not to like?”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agolast_img read more

Euthanasia assessor resigns over euthanasia for dementia in the Netherlands

first_imgEuthanasia Prevention Coalition 21 January 2018Family First Comment: More flaws in so-called ‘safeguards’    “[Dementia] is more erratic and patients often live longer. A lot of things can happen during that period. For instance, a patient might say that she would want euthanasia if she no longer recognizes his relatives. This could happen. But at a next visit she can still recognize her partner or her children. What is the right moment to grant euthanasia? “Exactly. Circumstances change. Conditions change. Health and well-being improve. Make a submission today against euthanasia in NZ – www.protect.org.nzA medical ethicist has resigned from a Dutch regional assessment committee for euthanasia over a law which allows non-consenting demented patients to be euthanised. For ten years Berna van Baarsen helped to assess whether euthanasia had been performed in accordance with the law in the North Holland region. She resigned on January 1. “’I do not believe that a written declaration of intent can replace an oral request for incapacitated patients with advanced dementia,” she told the magazine Medisch Contact.Under Article 2.2 of the Dutch euthanasia law, a doctor may euthanize a patient who can no longer make clear what he wants, but who had previously left a written declaration. The law says:If a patient aged sixteen or over who is no longer capable of expressing his will, but before reaching this state was deemed capable of making a reasonable appraisal of his own interests, has made a written declaration requesting that his life be terminated, the physician may comply with this request unless he has well-founded reasons for declining to do so. 
“In people with a terminal illness like cancer, in whom euthanasia has already been agreed but who suddenly ended up in a coma because of their illness, that’s fair,” says van Baarsen.However, dementia is a very different kind of ailment, she told Trouw. “That disease is more erratic and patients often live longer. A lot of things can happen during that period. “For instance, a patient might say that she would want euthanasia if she no longer recognizes his relatives. “This could happen. But at a next visit she can still recognize her partner or her children. What is the right moment to grant euthanasia? ”Furthermore, the suffering of a dementia patient is difficult to assess.“It is fundamentally impossible at this stage to establish that the patient is suffering unbearably, because he can no longer explain it”, says van Baarsen.Sometimes patients act aggressively after being admitted to a nursing home, even shouting that they want to leave. “It is of course possible that the patient is suffering unbearably,” she admits. “But does the same applies to a nursing home resident who is sitting quietly in a corner? If you are not entirely sure, you cannot presume that they are suffering unbearably.”Van Baarsen is not the only member of a euthanasia review committee to resign over the interpretation of the law. Three years ago ethicist Theo Boer also stepped down and has become a harsh critic of the Dutch euthanasia system.http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/euthanasia-assessor-resigns-over.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Fitness issue knocks Nathan Ferguson out of proposed move to Crystal Palace

first_img Roy Hodgson thought he had got a deal done to bring Walker-Peters to Selhurst Park at the start of the month only for Spurs to pull back at the last minute. Now Saints have swooped in to snatch the right-back on loan until the end of the season with the option of a permanent £12million transfer in the summer. Ferguson is out of contract at The Hawthorns this summer and the Eagles had persuaded Bilic to allow him to leave this month but this latest blip could see the deal fall through. This latest development could affect the Midlands side’s ability to sign Grady Diangana permanently from West Ham. The 21-year-old winger is on loan from the East Londoners and has been in dazzling form this season which is why Bilic wants to tie him down in a £10m deal. Read Also:Tottenham cut-price option for £30m right-back While the Hammers are willing to sell their prospect at the right price, if the Ferguson deal falls through the necessary cash may no longer be available. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-Wife10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World Nathan Ferguson’s move from West Brom to Crystal Palace is on a knife-edge. West Brom goal scorer Nathan Ferguson Reports claim a fitness issue picked up in the 19-year-old’s medical is holding up the £10million deal.The existing fitness issue has now led the clubs to reignite talks despite having agreed the fee earlier this week, according to the Mail. And SunSport understands Ferguson himself is having second thoughts as well. The Baggies’ board are keen to cash in on their homegrown youngster despite him emerging as an important part of Slaven Bilic’s promotion-chasing side. The player has rejected the package West Brom have offered him to sign a new contract. But although Ferguson stands to earn about £18,000-a-week at Palace – several times his current wage – he is not particularly keen on leaving the Hawthorns for South London.The Premier League club turned to West Brom’s highly-rated teenager after missing out to Southampton in the race to capture Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Bulldogs Basketball Team Autograph Night

first_imgThis Friday Night (1-23) after the Batesville Bulldogs play the Franklin County Wildcats, the basketball players will be hosting an Autograph Night.There will be free team posters available after the game while supplies last.Come to the game, cheer on the Bulldogs, and meet your favorite player afterwards.The Bulldogs Basketball Team will be honoring the campers from Garrett’s Gang Special Needs Camp before the game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Aaron Garrett.last_img