Odds & Ends: Cameron Diaz Is a Foul-Mouthed Hannigan & More

first_img View Comments Cameron Diaz Owes Quvenzhane Wallis $$$ …Or vice versa? When the new Miss Hannigan stopped by Late Night earlier this week, she seemed a little too into yelling at kids…and cursing. “They are in an adult situation,” she told Seth Meyers of the youngins playing the foster kids. “If you don’t like how adults talk, don’t be in an adult situation. That’s how I do.” Apparently, she also tried a really backwards version of the swear jar, in which those who don’t drop f-bombs have to put in money. So remember, kids: You’re never fully dressed without a f*cking smile. Ghosts Haunt the McKittrick The McKittrick Hotel, home of the ever-spooky Sleep No More, will play host to another show next month. Ghost Quartet, a song cycle by Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 composer Dave Malloy, will play the Chelsea hotspot for eight performances only beginning January 5, 2015. Joining him are Natasha, Pierre… alums Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell and cellist Brent Arnold. Annie Tippe will direct the tuner, which weaves four eerie narratives spanning seven centuries. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.center_img The Lion Will Roar…Again The Lion, an autobiographical musical written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, will play off-Broadway’s Lynn Redgrave Theater beginning February 3, 2015. The show, which follows Scheuer’s journey through love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music, was presented by Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center earlier this year, and had previously played Lincoln Center and London’s St. James Theatre. Opening night for the latest incarnation is set for February 8, and the show will run through March 29. New Look at Golden Globe-Nominated Into the Woods The film adaptation of Into the Woods received three Golden Globe nominations on December 11 for Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. If that were enough to make you happy now and happy hence, kick of the weekend with this brand new TV spot, boasting the flick’s latest award nods. The spot includes some new footage, including a super-glam Meryl Streep and a rather suave Chris Pine. Is it Christmas yet?last_img read more

State government in India’s Uttar Pradesh backs plans for 2GW ‘ultra-mega’ renewable energy park

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The state government of Uttar Pradesh has paved the way for a 2 GW ‘ultra-mega’ renewable energy park.A state cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath approved a memorandum of understanding concerning the establishment of a joint venture (JV) by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) and jointly state and federal government-owned hydropower company THDC India to establish the project.The project JV, which will be 74% owned by THDC India and 26% by UPNEDA, will have Rs50 crore of authorized share capital.The renewables park will initially require a Rs2,400 crore to fund 600 MW of solar capacity at the site, costed at Rs4 crore per megawatt.With land allotted and a connection in place to evacuate power to the nearest substation, the state government said developers bidding for the tendered solar capacity would be able to quote competitive tariffs for the solar electricity generated.[Uma Gupta]More: Uttar Pradesh set for 2 GW ‘ultra-mega’ renewable energy park State government in India’s Uttar Pradesh backs plans for 2GW ‘ultra-mega’ renewable energy parklast_img read more

Flanders Armed Home Invasion Trio Sought

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Southampton Town Police are investigating an armed home invasion in which three men robbed a Flanders resident after unsuccessfully trying to kick in the door of a second home nearby.The trio was armed with a box cutter, a silver handgun and a shotgun when they stole cash from a Flanders Road homeowner before they fled the scene at 1:10 a.m., police said.Two minutes after the Flanders Road victim had called 911, police received a call that a trio matching that description had tried to kick in the door of an Albany Avenue home before they fled the scene empty handed, police said. Investigators believe that the Albany Avenue incident may have occurred first.Police searched the area but could not find the suspects, who all wore hooded sweatshirts and concealed their faces. The victim was not injured.Southampton Town Police detectives are continuing the investigation. They ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631- 728-5000 or the Crime Tips Hotline at 631-728-3454. Additionally, tips can now be left in e-mail form at crimetips@southamptontownny.gov . All tips will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Oyster Pond Dredging Project on the Table

first_imgThe Pohogonot Trust, of Wayland, Mass., is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to excavate a channel from Oyster Pond in Edgartown, Mass., to the Atlantic Ocean.The excavated channel is proposed to measure 6 feet to 10 feet wide and up to 200 feet long.According to the Corps, excavated sand is to be placed adjacent to the created channel with 1,200 to 1,400 square feet of sand being placed below the high tide line (HTL). The pond is at a higher elevation than the ocean and the applicant expects that sand will be flushed into the ocean after a channel is excavated causing the channel to widen even further.The applicant is requesting a permit with a 10-year term with up to 4 channel openings occurring per year due to the typical natural closing of the channel within days to a month from opening.The purpose of the work is to reduce flooding risk to properties surrounding the pond. According to the applicant, the pond water level periodically rises to a level that can flood residential infrastructure surrounding the pond.Public comments on this work proposed by the Pohogonot Trust will be received by October 5, 2017.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Man United to continue paying casual staff

first_img Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… “This goodwill gesture reflects the club’s desire to reduce the financial uncertainty facing its casual workforce, and is in recognition of the crucial role they play in delivering services to supporters.” There are four Premier League games set to be played at Old Trafford before the end of 2019-20. Read Also: Tyson pockets £20k in 6 hours charging fans £250 per video messages Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, said: “We rely on our outstanding staff to deliver an exceptional service and experience to fans at Old Trafford. “We understand that these are unprecedented circumstances and want to give them security whatever may happen regarding our remaining fixtures this season. “We look forward to welcoming back all our supporters – and our colleagues – to Old Trafford as soon as possible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img No domestic football in England will be played until April 30 at the earliest, as the country – and world – continues its attempts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. There have been over 230,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with the death toll close to 10,000 and football across Europe has been put on hold, with Euro 2020 having been postponed. Leagues across the continent have vowed to attempt to finish their respective campaigns before June 30, though it remains to be seen when matches will be able to resume. In the meantime, United have confirmed all of their casual workers will be paid as if matches were continuing as normal. “United will pay all its loyal matchday and non-matchday casual workers, should Premier League games be cancelled or played behind closed doors for the remainder of this season,” the club said in a statement issued on their official website. While the Premier League season remains on hold, Manchester United have promised to pay all of their casual staff as normal Manchester United have pledged to support their casual workers even if the Premier League season is cancelled or matches are played behind closed doors.last_img read more

Brevett: Fulham players will be shocked

“He has brought a new manager in with 12 games to go, if Magath doesn’t keep them up is he going to bring in another manager to get them out of the Championship? How much does Magath know about that division? “Sometimes when a new manager comes in you get a new kick and hopefully if they do that they might have a chance. “The confidence is low and it is going to take a completely different mindset, there are a lot of differences between fighting to win things and trying to stay in the league. We will have to wait and see what he comes up with. “Fulham have flirted with relegation a few times but nothing as serious as we see now, it is massive. Financially and for the fans as well. “It means everything to stay in the Premier League. They will be doing their upmost to stay there.” Fulham Supporters’ Trust member Dan Crawford said fans were also ‘surprised’ by the decision to sack Meulensteen, although results may have justified the change. “I was very surprised,” he said. “We had all read that he might have two games to save his job but you just assumed that the performances and fight they showed would have been enough. “We haven’t won a league game since January 1, we are out of FA Cup, bottom of the league and running out of time. “The defending has been abysmal for most of the season, you hope that someone who is a disciplinarian will come in and get things right, he won’t take any prisoners and has virtually no margin for error. “We are in the last chance saloon and everyone recognises that, it slaps a little bit of desperation but that is par for the course given the situation we are in.” Magath will not face the media until he hosts a press conference previewing next Saturday’s crucial Premier League clash with fellow strugglers West Brom. A win in the German’s first game would see Fulham close the gap on the 17th-placed Baggies but a defeat could see them cast further adrift with time running out to continue their 13-year stay in the top flight. Brevett, who currently manages Southern League Premier Division side Arlesey Town, reckons the players will struggle to once again adapt to new ideas. “The players will be shocked,” he told Press Association Sport. “Some are players that Meulensteen brought in in January and they just won’t know what has happened. “As players you have got to get on with it, it is your job. They have to take responsibility but it is true, you do also need continuity in what you’re being told is expected of you. “Just as they are getting used to Meulensteen’s methods and the things that he wants, he is gone and another manager comes in – it will be very difficult for him with 12 games to go, it doesn’t happen over night.” Magath, who has won three Bundesliga titles during his managerial career, now has 12 games to turn things around at Craven Cottage after becoming Fulham’s third manager of the season. Brevett feels a relegation battle requires a different approach and also did not rule out Khan making another change in the summer if Magath fails to keep the club in the top flight. “He owns the club and will do what he thinks is best,” added Brevett. Former Fulham captain Rufus Brevett believes the current squad will be shocked at the decision to replace head coach Rene Meulensteen with ex-Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath. Press Association The Whites currently sit bottom of the Barclays Premier League and have not won a league fixture since a 2-1 victory over West Ham on New Year’s Day. Meulensteen was appointed as Martin Jol’s successor in December but, having been unable to steer Fulham out of the relegation zone, he also lost the faith of owner Shahid Khan. read more

Who failed West Indies rising star Shaquana Quintyne?

first_imgBy Donald OliverSEVEN years ago I was watching this T20 series involving the hosts West Indies women, England women and New Zealand women in Barbados.The West Indies won the triangular tournament in which Deandra Dottin was named MVP. Stafanie Taylor was named player of the final as West Indies defeated England by a resounding eight wickets.However, during that tournament, a 17-year-old girl impressed me, and I just knew she was going to be a superstar.Against England, Shaquana Quintyne almost single-handedly won a match for the West Indies that we had absolutely no business winning. England were 69 without loss, chasing 141 to win with openers Charlotte Edwards, England’s skipper and the number two batter in the world at that time, and Lauren Winfield going great guns.Shaquana, however, with her leg-spin, picked up both openers and also added the world’s best batter at the time Sarah Taylor as another scalp.The much-vaunted England batting wilted under the pressure, and the girl from Barbados had stolen my heart and garnered admirers all over the world as she picked up a career best 5-16 off 4 overs. I still remember her beaming child-like toothy smile during that game.The following March, she was ranked the second-best bowler in all of T20 cricket.But this story does not have a happy ending.Shaquana Quintyne at just 24 years old and she cries herself to sleep.She cries not just because of the pain she endures in her leg but she’s haunted by a future she now knows she will never have.In March 2017 while fielding in a West Indies squad practice match at the Coolidge cricket ground in Antigua, Shaquana did some damage to her right knee. She felt the pain immediately.What happened afterwards was a laid back, negligent response to her plight.After all, what does a 21-year-old girl know about serious injury? It must be an exaggeration. She’s fine. Give her ice and Cataflam, that’ll do it.Neither the Cataflam nor the ice worked.A month later, when the pain became unbearable, she took it upon herself to get an MRI scan done. And the scan showed she had a full-blown posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) grade three tear. Then and only then did the medical team of the then West Indies Cricket Board take it upon themselves to advise her to have the urgent surgery needed… three months later in Jamaica.And so the up-and-coming star, who was at this time, the captain of the Barbados team, had to go under the knife on June 8, 2017, and do surgery, (by a WICB recommended doctor) which could take her out of the action for about a year.However, while in Jamaica in the immediate aftermath of her release from the hospital, she experienced more pain. Ripped stitches and blood made for a dramatic scene at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel before she was rushed back to the hospital.And although she was put on a first-class flight from Jamaica to Barbados, one week after that intrusive surgery, it wouldn’t have helped being on a plane for 12 hours, and in high altitude making stops in Antigua and Trinidad.Back in Barbados… more pain. Shaquana was told it was all in her mind.However it was clear she needed another surgery.And four months later, an independent surgeon from Barbados, removed one of the screws implanted and found out that the graft from the first surgery did not take hold. The doctor also noticed her right knee was not positioned properly back into the socket. There was nothing the doctor could do for Shaquana then and there. The recommendation was to go to Canada.By the time the third surgery came around in Canada in April of 2018 at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, the doctor informed her that based on the damage in her knee, and the lack of cartilage, she would not play cricket again.And this is when the support of Shaquana by Cricket West Indies (CWI) stopped.Previously, according to the board, the Total and Permanent Disablement policy, which did not exist for the women’s team in 2017 was extended to the young Bajan, in light of her injury.Since the third operation in Canada, however, she has had to fend for herself. She went under the knife for a fourth time, in Canada where she spent six months in rehab. In total her expenses have exceeded US$30,000.There has been radio silence from Cricket West Indies since June 14, 2018 under the previous administration led by Dave Cameron. Not a call. Not a bit of inquisition. Not a care in the world. And nothing has changed under the new administration led by Ricky Skerritt.I once had empathy for sporting associations which, based on the economic climate in the Caribbean, can do little to help athletes. However it is bordering on cruel to totally abandon one of your brightest stars, a young star, a girl, in her hour of need.The call by chairman of selectors Courtney Browne informing her she would not have been offered a central contract for 2018 to 2019 despite the fact she was injured on the job, wreaks of the injustice many in this world are fighting against today. At the first opportunity, she was forsaken.Where is the West Indies Players Association  (WIPA) in all this? Their last call to her was on her birthday in January of 2019… wishing her all the best. No solid representation from an association of which she is still a member.There is no argument which can be made stating that enough was done. The loyalty of our regional cricketers should never be questioned until this travesty is addressed.Who failed Shaquana Quintyne? There are so many dirty hands at the moment.(Donald Oliver is a football and cricket commentator and a senior producer at SportsMax. Learn more about him at www.thedonaldoliver.com or email him at doliver@sportsmax.tv.)last_img read more

Nims, seniors lead Syracuse on Senior Day

first_imgThe starting lineup was different Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome — head coach Gary Gait started seven of his eight healthy seniors on Senior Day.It was Taylor Nims’ first start of the season and just her fourth game of the year. With 25:02 left in the second half, the sideline erupted in applause as Nims netted her third goal of the game.Ella Thorpe fed Nims the ball. Nims swung her stick behind her head and found the back of the net for her sixth goal of the season.“It’s funny,” Nims said, “I usually practice it in practice, but I wasn’t really thinking about it during the game. I just happened to be in the right spot at the right time.”All game long, Nims found herself in the right position to give Syracuse (12-3, 6-0 Big East) an 18-6 victory over Marquette (2-14) Sunday afternoon in the Dome. Nims ended with a career-high four goals, one assist and increased minutes in front of her family. Gait credited Nims and the other seniors for getting the Orange off to a hot start, allowing opportunities for others to get involved. In the first 15 minutes, seniors Nims, Tori Praino and Bridget Daley scored to spark a 10-0 Syracuse run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s definitely a sense of urgency that I feel,” senior Daley said. “I’ve been feeling that for the last few games, but I think that’s how you have to play every game when it comes down to your last few games in your senior year.”The seniors led the Orange to a dominating performance over the young Golden Eagles, and behind their efforts, Gait began to clear out his bench early in the first.With the constant rotation of players, Syracuse dominated Marquette on draw controls. The Orange won 80 percent in the first half.Syracuse’s dominance on the draw controls didn’t allow the Golden Eagles to pass the 50-yard line for more than three minutes. The lack of possession on draw controls harmed the Golden Eagles. They only got off two shots before the half, scoring on just one.Syracuse slung 23 shots before the half, helping 10 different players get on the board for the Orange. Syracuse would end the game with 39 shots to Marquette’s eight. This effort was without leading scorers Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor in the second half.“The team came out focused and ready to go and that allowed us to play everybody on Senior Day.” Gait said. “It wasn’t one of the top teams in the country, but it could’ve been an opportunity for mental letdowns.”Treanor and Murray did not start the second half, and goaltender Kelsey Richardson would also not play the rest of the game. This gave freshman Shannon Byrne her longest minutes of the season with 19:52.Said Gait: “Overall, it was a good day for Syracuse lacrosse. We are happy with everything and that everyone had an opportunity to play.” Comments Related Stories Kempney, Syracuse dominate draw controls in blowout win over Marquette Published on April 22, 2013 at 1:38 am Contact Melissa: qsbronso@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Task forces convene to create space for students of color

first_imgStudents have formed planning task forces as part of the next step in creating a house for USC’s black student community.On Oct. 28, the Undergraduate Student Government passed the “Space for Students of Color” resolution, which laid the groundwork to create a house to serve as a designated place for USC’s black students. To advance the project, the Diversity Affairs committee held a meeting on Nov. 20 to create and recruit students to one of four task forces, each with a unique goal in developing the house and the program. The four task forces are: funding/real estate, communications (which includes social media and public relations), education and logistics.Work in progress · The Diversity Affairs committee, a division of Undergraduate Student Government, organized students into four task forces to develop the Black House project in a meeting on Nov. 20. – Kristen Zung | Daily TrojanFor the student leaders on each task force, all signs point towards a project that is organized, has a cohesive vision and is moving forward.The funding and real estate task force is chaired by Skylar Dunn, co-director of diversity affairs for USG, and Ama Amoafo-Yeboah, executive director of Program Board. For Dunn, the challenges of finding an investor are difficult but not insurmountable.“That’s probably the hardest of the four [task forces],” said Dunn, a senior majoring in business administration. “Money and property are the two hardest things to come by in L.A.”The funding task force aims to work with the other three to develop a plan to reach out to investors and educate them on both the mission and vision for the house. Dunn says despite the challenges, after a Daily Trojan article on the project that ran earlier this month, investors reached out to the student leaders wanting to help.“Investors love the idea and the vision that we have — they’ve actually reached out to us,” he said. “[Daily Trojan writer] Jordyn Holman put out a story 2-3 weeks ago, [and] we received an email from an alum who was really impressed with what we were doing and he really wanted to help us out.”Amoafo-Yeboah, a senior majoring in psychology, said the team hopes to carry that momentum into broader cooperation with the Black Alumni Association, an alliance she called “crucial.”“We want to make it clear that their main focus is and always will be scholarships,” she said of the Association’s main goal: providing scholarships to black students attending USC. “But that doesn’t mean that individuals who are donating for scholarships can’t donate for this as well.”The communications task force is led by Maddie Lees, a USG Residential Senator, and Rini Sampath, USG Vice President. Lees described the role of the task force as communicating a broader message to the community of the need for more diversity and inclusiveness on campus.“We want to reinforce the point that this is a stepping stone for other groups on campus who don’t feel comfortable or who feel marginalized,” she said.Levi Powell, co-director of Diversity Affairs with Dunn, stressed the importance of the task force in overcoming the project’s early challenges.“The task force will make sure the ideas and visions for the house are streamlined,” Powell said. “One of the hardest things we had to deal with was communicating the idea to everyone and make sure they understand our vision for this house and this space.”The education task force, also chaired by Amoafo-Yeboah, will focus on programming and adopting successful ideas of existing campus institutions, such as the East Asian studies room in Doheny Library, and making those ideas useful for the needs of the project. The fourth and final committee, logistics and vision, is focused on developing a name and mission statement for the house and a logistical plan for the physical space. The task force is chaired by Powell and Casey Ellis, the co-director of the Black Student Assembly.Powell stressed the need to name the house something that embodies the project’s mission, rather than just the current informal name, “the Black House.”“We don’t want it to be named, ‘the Black House,’” he said. “We are modeling our naming process off of Brown University’s project, which is called the Harambee house, which is Swahili for ‘togetherness.’ Some things we want to incorporate into our name are unity, togetherness, community and family.”The student leaders plan to select assistant directors for the task force in the coming week. Each task force will submit progress reports by the last week of January, and Amoafo-Yeboah said a first draft of the business plan and proposal will be completed by the first week of February. Though the original goal for completion was between two and four years, Dunn said a more realistic expectation was between five and 10.“We have to buy property, do all the refurbishments to the house, figure out a sustainability model to keep the house running, and have to have the university as well as alumni support to set all of this up,” he said. “We don’t want to rush this; we want to have patience and wait it out in order to get that big dream that we want.”last_img read more

Grizzly competition: Badgers and Baylor battle for Elite Eight berth

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. — Advancing in the NCAA Tournament is a tall order for any team in the country, whether it is a No. 1 seed or a No. 11 seed. For the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, advancing to the Elite Eight is its tallest order yet, literally.Wisconsin (28-7) will matchup with a Baylor (26-11) team Thursday that sports a 7-foot-1 center, 6-foot-9 and 6-foot-6 forwards in its starting lineup and two players taller than 6-foot-7 that average more 13 minutes off the bench.The Bears use that length to their advantage when protecting the rim. In its run to the Big 12 Tournament Championship game, Baylor racked up 22 blocks in four games. Sophomore center and All-Big 12 defensive team selection Isaiah Austin led the block party with 18 of his own, breaking the previous record of 11 blocks during the conference tournament.Isaiah Austin broke the Big 12 record with 18 blocks in the conference tournamentPhoto via Travis Taylor/Baylor LariatWith the length of Austin and senior forward Cory Jefferson, who has 71 blocks this season, protecting the paint, Wisconsin’s frontcourt will have to find creative ways to get to the rim.“It’s similar to a boxing match. Fighters say if the guy’s arms are longer, get in close so he can’t use his length against you,” Wisconsin freshman forward Nigel Hayes said. “That’d be the same for us. We don’t want to shoot fade away shots or try to shoot it over them because they will probably block that, so we got to try to go right through them and hopefully we can get some fouls drawn on them.”Baylor couples its length with a zone defense that has turned up the pressure in the latter half of the season and was on display in the third round when it held a Creighton team that averages 79.5 points a game to just 55 in a convincing 30-point win.The key for Wisconsin offensively will be patience.“You take what the defense gives you. You have to probe,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “Then attacking it and getting people to move a certain way and using your angles and misdirection and different things that good zone offensive teams use, we’re going to have to put all those together. Because they have the quickness and they have the length inside to protect the rim. So that’s why it’s been pretty effective.”Defensively, Wisconsin will face a balanced Baylor offense that can attack inside or from the perimeter.The Bears are second in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made (257), behind only Iowa State, averaging 9.5 per game. Senior guard Brady Heslip leads the charge for the Bears from the arc, making 117 three-pointers this season — Ben Brust has 228 in four years.An advantage may come at the free throw line where Baylor averages 25 attempts a game; however, the Badgers excel at keeping their opponent off the line, allowing an average of 14.9 attempts per game.“They defend well without fouling and we usually do well when we get to the free throw line a lot during the game,” Bears senior guard Gary Franklin said. “So, knowing that they don’t foul or they don’t have fouls called on them a lot is something to look at.”Wisconsin and Baylor had similar trajectories to a Sweet 16 berth in the West Regional. The Bears won 12 of their first 13 games; the Badgers won their first 16. BU then went on to lose eight of its next 10, but finished its regular season winning seven of its last eight. UW lost four of six and finished its regular season winning eight of the last nine games.Both teams have a versatile offense that can attack from the paint or the perimeter and have a defense that can play with any style of offense.With so many similarities, it may just boil down to desire.“It comes down to who wants it more,” Franklin said. “Who wants rebound more? Who wants to actually sit down and play defense and wants to make the extra plays and the extra pass for your teammates to win.”last_img read more