Matthew Morrison & Kelsey Grammer on Playing in Finding Neverland

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer are currently in preview in Finding Neverland on Broadway and the pair stopped by GMA on March 26 to talk about bringing the new tuner to life. “I feel like a kid again,” said Morrison, who appears as J.M. Barrie in the musical, “we get to go on this stage every night and just play.” Grammer revealed that he’s based his character Charles Frohman on someone very close to the production: the show’s mega-producer Harvey Weinstein. “I told Harvey a year ago that I’m basically playing you, aren’t I?” Check out the interview below then head second to the right, and straight on till morning to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!center_img . World News Videos | US News Videos Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

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High Five: June 2012

first_img1. Climbing Wunderkind Sets Record in RedRed River Gorge, Ky.At age 10, Brooke Raboutou recently became the youngest female and American to send a 5.14a when she scaled the steep grade of “God’s Own Stone” at Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. While no small feat, the Colorado-based climbing wunderkind has been raised on rock, as her mother Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou was a four-time world-cup winner who now runs a kids’ climbing program in Boulder.2. Bears on BroadcastScranton, Pa.In northeastern Pennsylvania, a mama bear and three cubs wandered into the backyard of a Scranton news station where meteorologist Kurt Aaron was delivering a weather segment. When Aaron turned around, one of the bears was only 10 feet away from him, so he darted inside as a safety precaution. The live cameras continued to roll, showing bears rooting for trash instead of the latest weather maps.3. What is art?Martinsburg, W.Va. West Virginia-based artist David Heatwole wasn’t pleased by the city of Martinsburg’s plans to raise a sculpture of the town founder, Revolutionary War Major General Adam Stephen. So in what he’s calling a symbolic request for more public art, Heatwole placed a toilet on the pedestal that was intended for the sculpture and attached a fake bill of sale that read “crappy work of art.” He was charged with littering.4. Rabid Bear AttackAlbemarle County, Va. A rabid black bear attacked two men who were moving stones using a utility vehicle. The 120-pound female bear first charged the vehicle and then came after the two workers. After climbing on to the roof of the vehicle, one of the men killed the bear with a shotgun. Officials said it was the first bear with rabies ever reported in Virginia and only the second on the East Coast—the other in Maryland.5. Bo Knows BikesHenagar, Ala. In addition to Major League Baseball Player, National Football League star, and Heisman Trophy winner, Bo Jackson can now add endurance cyclist to his resume. In April, the professional sports hero led a 300-mile bike ride across Northern Alabama to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the region in 2011, leaving an estimated 250 people dead. Pedaling a rig painted the colors of his Auburn alma mater and bearing the names of those killed by the storm, Jackson was joined on the ride by a cast of celebrity friends including fellow MLB star Ken Griffey, Jr., Lance Armstrong, and pro skier Picabo Street.SkywalkingMoscow, RussiaForget planking. A new, much more dangerous cyber craze is taking off thanks to the viral photos of a risk-taking Russian teen. Marat Dupri, 19, and his friends call themselves skywalkers—a label derived from climbing to the top of skyscrapers and television towers and snapping photos from ledges, sans harness.No Tweet for YouPro cycling team Omega Pharma Quickstep’s sporting director has banned his riders from using Twitter within an hour after finishing races. The policy is aiming to prevent hot-headed post-race remarks from being posted: “It will give team members time to think before tweeting thoughts brimming with finish-line emotion that are often regretted.”Guv Too Quick for Black BearVermont Governor Pete Shumlin had a close call with a group of black bears back in April. Shumlin first tried to yell at the bears scavenging from bird feeders on his property. Then when he went to take them down, one of the bears charged him, coming within three feet of the governor who made it back inside his house unharmed.last_img read more

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Operation MARTILLO: UK Royal Navy Argyll rejoins mission

first_imgBy Dialogo July 25, 2014 KEY WEST, U.S.A. – The United Kingdom (UK) Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll recently rejoined Operation MARTILLO, exactly 12 months after the ship’s crew successfully seized nearly US$128 million worth of drugs in the Pacific Ocean and apprehended three traffickers. The HMS Argyll, which departed from the U.S. city of Key West in the state of Florida, will patrol the Caribbean region as part of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational project that aims to disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. Operation MARTILLO includes Canada, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. The HMS Argyll’s operations in the Caribbean are overseen from Key West. The 180-crew ship recently hosted local military officials and dignitaries to showcase the vessel’s abilities, especially in counter-narcotics missions. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Steven J. DePalmer, who is the deputy director Joint Interagency Task Force South, was the guest of honor at the event, which also was attended by Key West Mayor Craig Cates and Preston Brewer, the president of the board of directors of the Navy League Key West Council. “The Royal Navy is committed to the maintenance of maritime security worldwide, frequently working alongside our allies, especially close partners such as the U.S.,” Cmdr. Paul Hammond, the Argyll’s commanding officer, told those in attendance. “Over the next six months, HMS Argyll will conduct a wide range of operations in the Caribbean including working with the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force during counter-narcotics operations.” Hammond added: “Meeting at this early stage has enabled a greater mutual understanding between HMS Argyll and the task force – and this will allow me to deliver more effect at sea during our counter-narcotics operations.” The HMS Argyll looks to continue its success in the counter-narcotics fight after seizing nearly US$128 million worth of drugs in the Pacific Ocean and apprehending three traffickers who have been sentenced collectively to 40 years in prison. The HMS Argyll, which is aiming to return to its homeport in Plymouth, England, by the end of the year, is prepared to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief to the United Kingdom’s overseas territories in the region during hurricane season. The stop in Key West also allowed members of the HMS Argyll’s soccer and rugby teams to compete against local opponents. “Key West has a fantastic rugby team who plays well on the pitch and looks after its guests extremely well off the pitch,” Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Gareth Willey, the rugby team’s captain, said in a prepared statement.last_img read more

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NCUA will comply with ‘spirit’ of controversial OMB memo

first_img continue reading » The NCUA intends to comply “in spirit” with a new and controversial Office of Management and Budget policy that could give President Trump direct control over independent agency rules and guidance.That new policy, outlined in a memo last month, requires independent agencies to submit proposed rules and guidance to OMB before they are issued. And it requires that the submission contain a cost-benefit analysis.The Congressional Research Service this week issued a report saying that the new policy would give the Trump Administration unprecedented power over federal regulatory agencies.In its first comment on the new policy, the NCUA said that it is agency policy to comply with such memos or orders when it can. NCUA headquarterscenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Mayor throws down planning gauntlet in London

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Sanofi, Glaxo join forces to develop coronavirus vaccine

first_imgTwo of the world’s biggest vaccine makers are joining forces to tackle the coronavirus as the number of confirmed infections approaches 2 million worldwide.Sanofi will combine its experimental coronavirus vaccine with GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s adjuvant technology, which may allow more doses of a shot to be produced, the companies said Tuesday. The drugmakers said they plan to start human trials in the second half of this year, with the goal of having a vaccine available by the second half of 2021 if the studies are successful.The collaboration brings together a pair of pharmaceutical giants with manufacturing might in the race to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine. Dozens of companies from Moderna Inc. to Johnson & Johnson, along with universities, are pursuing a shot to halt the rapidly spreading pathogen. Even if developers can meet a target of having a vaccine available in 12 to 18 months, there are concerns about whether they will be able to make enough doses. J&J said last month that it would begin a $1 billion-plus effort with the US government to develop and produce a vaccine. The company said it plans to begin building manufacturing capacity for a billion doses and could have some ready for emergency use as soon as January.Sanofi jumped into the fray in February, betting that earlier work in pursuit of a SARS vaccine could accelerate its effort. The Paris-based company joined with the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, a government agency that funds R&D efforts for health threats.In a collaboration with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, London-based Glaxo agreed the same month to share its know-how with other vaccine developers, starting with the University of Queensland in Australia.Adjuvants are added to some vaccines to enhance the immune response and create stronger protection. They may reduce the amount of vaccine protein required per dose, raising the likelihood of having a shot that can be produced in large quantities, Sanofi and Glaxo said.They also pledged in the statement to make any vaccine that is developed affordable and accessible worldwide.Topics :last_img read more

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PREMIUMFake passports, lax enforcement: Activists warn of porous immigration system

first_imgTopics : Forgot Password ? Facebook Log in with your social account #Immigration immigration graft-suspect corruption #corruption djoko-tjandra Immigration authorities have once again found themselves under scrutiny after failing to detect the arrival of high-profile graft convict and fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra, who is believed to have returned to Indonesia after spending about 10 years overseas.Antigraft activists warned that other convicts could make use of holes in the immigration system to escape or reenter the country and avoid prosecution.Djoko was involved in the Bank Bali scandal, which saw hundreds of billions of rupiah embezzled from state bailout funds for the 1998 Asian financial crisis. He was acquitted in 2000 but later convicted in 2009 after the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a request for review.Djoko fled the country to Papua New Guinea on June 10, 2009, a day before the Supreme Court issued its ruling. Indonesian authorities learned that Djoko had reentered the country only after… Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedinlast_img read more

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Paul Merson recommends three managers to Arsenal after Unai Emery sacking

first_imgArsenal are searching for a replacement for sacked manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has named Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Nuno Espirito Santo as three top candidates to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal.The Gunners are searching for a new manager after parting ways with former PSG and Sevilla boss Emery on Friday.Much was expected of Emery before his arrival in north London but he leaves the club with Arsenal sitting eighth in the Premier League and without a win in seven matches. Comment Paul Merson recommends three managers to Arsenal after Unai Emery sacking Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 12:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link137Shares Tottenham hero Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the position (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge of Arsenal but Merson believes either Pochettino, Rodgers or Nuno should get the job on a full-time basis.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPochettino is one of the most respected managers in Europe and largely impressed at Tottenham before his surprise sacking earlier in the month.Former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers is working wonders at Leicester City and Nuno is doing an equally impressive job at Wolves.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 City‘Arsenal should go for Mauricio Pochettino or Brendan Rodgers now they’ve finally put Unai Emery out of his misery,’ Merson told Starsport.‘I’m all for Rodgers getting the job. He’s a proven coach. He improves players – and these players need to be improved!‘I like Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves as well. And Pochettino is a top manager who is out of work and available. He might be tempted.center_img Jose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:41FullscreenJose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’https://metro.co.uk/video/jose-mourinho-unai-emery-sacking-sad-news-2059914/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘They just have to make sure they get this appointment right because it’s a crucial decision that will decide Arsenal’s future.‘But who are the football people making that decision? Where are they are? That’s what worries me. Can you trust them?‘Emery is probably relieved. He looked lost. I don’t think he knew what he was doing. I think he had lost confidence and was making bad decisions.’Arsenal face Norwich City on Sunday.MORE: Emmanuel Petit wants Patrick Vieira to be next Arsenal managerMORE: Freddie Ljungberg reveals how his Arsenal side will differ to Unai Emery’s Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Apartment buyer kickbacks set to rise as credit crunch nears

first_imgInner-ring suburbs were definite targets for the credit crunch but high apartment supply was also exposing the middle ring. Picture: Jodie RichterBRISBANE apartment buyers are in the “boxseat” for kickbacks as a looming credit crunch sees developers warned to go all out to ensure contracts don’t fall over.This as a dozen Brisbane postcodes were named in a lender’s blacklist, which included bluechips like Hamilton, New Farm, South Brisbane and Brisbane City.Prominent corporate recovery firm Ferrier Hodgson warned that “crunch time looms” for the Brisbane apartment market, advising funding partners and developers to prepare for multiple scenarios.“With all the headwinds facing the residential apartment sector in Brisbane, we anticipate sales prices for new apartments will decline, as will sales volumes for off-the-plan apartments, with settlement risk being a significant concern,” Ferrier Hodgson’s new report on the Brisbane apartment sector said. Million dollar sales at record levels Fainga’a brothers sell Brisbane Home More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago Get The Courier-Mail’s real estate news in your inbox FREE Inner-ring suburbs were definite targets for the crunch, but the contagion was expected to spread to the middle ring because of the high level of apartment supply going in.“While inner city areas such as Newstead and Fortitude Valley, West End and South Brisbane will face these pressures, we have heightened concerns for developers and financiers with exposure to middle ring suburban areas such as Albion, Nundah, Cannon Hill and Chermside where significant apartment projects are completing now and throughout the rest of 2017,” the report said.“Financiers exposed to the larger residential projects in this sector need to be prepared to work closely with developers where they have an exposure to mitigate the risk of loss.”Developers were going to great lengths to keep investors on side, drawing on an array of incentives to drive up tenants for newly finished buildings, including up to four months rent free to secure 12 month leases.“This is to fill vacancies during 2017 and into 2018 where rental guarantees have been offered to investors by developers, as part of their purchase.”In the arsenal developers have been advised to consider “monetary incentive to settle rather than default”, helping buyers obtain loans, finding alternate buyers early, giving buyers extra time to settle, looking at first and second mortgages and in worst case scenarios, terminating contracts and pursuing buyers for any shortfall.Lenders have responded by creating multiple classes of borrowers, with some of Brisbane’s most affluent suburbs on lending blacklists — where they would be forced to pay higher deposits and face more conservative apartment valuations.last_img read more

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