Odds & Ends: An Act of God’s Caitlyn Jenner Update & More

first_imgABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment NewsJude Law’s Musical Theater PastJude Law, who was last seen on Broadway in 2009’s Hamlet, stopped by The Tonight Show on June 3. Host Jimmy Fallon had managed to find a picture of the Tony and Oscar nominee’s teenage musical theater days, when he played the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat—and it’s a throwback classic. Take a look at the fun exchange below. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. An Act of God’s Caitlyn Jenner UpdateNever let it be said that God is out of touch—he’s changing one of the lines in his Broadway show to take into account Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation. Jim Parsons, who plays the Almighty in An Act of God, previously joked in the production: “Bruce Jenner is the first Kardashian woman I can tolerate.” Now, according to the New York Daily News, the show is being updated to reflect Jenner’s fabulous unveiling of “her true self.”Courtney Love Boards OperettaThe West Coast’s Kirk Douglas Theatre’s upcoming 2015-16 season has just been announced and there’s one show in particular that caught our attention. Rock icon Courtney Love will perform with Todd Almond in the operetta Kansas City Choir Boy, under the direction of Kevin Newbury. With music and lyrics by Almond, the production had a well-received premiere at the HERE Arts Center in January 2015. It follows lovers in small town America who become separated when the woman decides to travel to New York City in search of her destiny, and then she disappears. Kansas City Choir Boy will play October 15 through November 8, with opening night scheduled for October 18.Tangled Set for the Small ScreenTangled is not just going to be sailing the high seas on a cruise ship! An animated Disney TV adaptation of the 2010 movie is in production and will feature music by Alan Menken (Aladdin) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (School of Rock)—both scribes also worked on the film. Deadline reports that Mandy Moore and Broadway alum Zachary Levi will reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (aka Flynn Rider), respectively.Bradley Cooper Rebelled With Elephant ManBradley Cooper won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for his performance in The Elephant Man and he’s also up for a Tony this weekend for his role in the show. However, in a recent interview with GMA he revealed that he had been advised not to do the play, which he’s now receiving rave reviews for in London. “It’s an example of if you believe in something, don’t listen to anybody,” advises Cooper. Check out the interview below and then Cooper presenting (and maybe winning!) on the Tony telecast on June 7!last_img read more

Governor Douglas criticizes Senate vote on tax increase

first_img### AttachmentSize H_0792_Shumlin_Letter_042110.pdf402 KB Governor Douglas criticized senators who today voted to follow the lead of the House and pass a harmful tax increase on manufacturers, farmers, contractors and others by not extending the pass through domestic production deduction as expected. The domestic production deduction is meant to protect and grow domestic manufacturing and other productive activities. An amendment to prevent the tax increase failed by a vote of 17 to 12 on the Senate floor this afternoon.Governor Douglas issued the following statement opposing the tax increase: Yesterday we learned that IBM would be adding new jobs in Essex. Today we learned that Dealer.com was making a commitment to Vermont to create up to 300 jobs in Burlington in the coming years. Both announcements are encouraging signs of recovery. But they also remind us of the need to work diligently to create and attract jobs for Vermonters in a competitive economic environment. Unfortunately, many legislators don t seem to realize that by increasing taxes every year on job creators Vermont s economy is less competitive making it more difficult to attract the kind of jobs that propel our recovery. Just as we are seeing green shoots in the economy, some legislators are bent on job-killing measures and new taxes that threaten our fragile recovery. Last year the Legislature increased taxes on Vermonters by $21 million over my objection. They imposed higher taxes by capping the deductibility of state taxes, changing how capital gains were taxed, increasing the estate tax, increasing the liquor tax, and imposing a digital download tax, among others, to prop up unsustainable levels of spending last year. We cannot forget that employers will see an increased burden whether or not there is a fix to the UI trust fund and that property taxes continue to increase every year until real reforms are made in the education fund. For those reasons and because of the need to help spur our economic recovery, I ve called for the sunset of last year s capital gains and estate tax increases, as well as reforms to lower property taxes. But instead of rolling back taxes, the Legislature is intent on piling higher taxes on employers and working families. There has been much talk about the need to make job creation our top priority and that Vermonters are taxed out. But actions speak much louder than words. I will continue to do everything I can to create jobs and ease the heavy burden of taxation on Vermont families and businesses. It is simply unacceptable to raise taxes even higher and jeopardize the progress we are making toward recovery.Attached is a letter the Governor sent to Senator Shumlin on Wednesday explaining the Governor s concerns with the Legislature s approach to budget and taxes for fiscal years 2011 and 2012.Source: Governor’s office. 4.23.2010last_img read more

Energy efficient state archives to save 73,200 kWh and $17,500 annually

first_imgEfficiency Vermont,The Vermont State Department of Buildings and General Services and Efficiency Vermont recently collaborated on the expansion and renovation of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) building in Middlesex. The building preserves some of the State’s most important public documents in an energy-efficient building that also will generate long-term savings for taxpayers. Former Secretary of State, Governor Jim Douglas was an ardent supporter of this project and he was joined by legislators Senator Phil Scott and Representative Alice Emmons in dedicating this state-of-the-art building in May of this year.Vermont’s treasures weren’t always so well-preserved. This project fulfills the State’s long-term goal to relocate the papers, maps, photographs, and other collections from basements ‘ some with leaky pipes ‘ and other buildings to one centralized and secure location.The Vermont State Archives contains historical documents such as the original 1777 Vermont Constitution; official correspondence from George Washington and Abe Lincoln, revolutionary leaders Ethan and Ira Allen, and Vermont’s first Governor Thomas Chittenden; maps that represent original town boundaries around the state; and centuries of legislative committee records as well as birth, marriage, divorce, and death records for untold Vermonters.‘The Vermont State Archives houses in one place a multitude of stories of Vermonters and their government, woven together through centuries, as represented by the documents that are now well-preserved in our energy-efficient Middlesex location,’ said Vermont State Archivist Gregory Sanford.The Vermont State Department of Buildings and General Services, Efficiency Vermont and several contractors collaborated closely on the 8,000 square foot addition that adds 25,000 cubic feet of archival document storage capacity and on renovations to the existing VSARA building on Route 2 in Middlesex.The energy-efficiency features incorporated into VSARA’s headquarters provide stable temperature and humidity conditions, which are critical for archiving historically important State documents. The headquarters now feature high-efficiency water source heat pumps, chillers, and a well-insulated design, which prevents air leaks that can increase cooling and heating costs. In fact, the new structure achieved one of the best results in the state for a well-sealed building. The building also takes advantage of cooler outdoor air to cool rooms though the use of economizers.The Vermont State Archives building will save an estimated 73,200 kWh per year and reduce energy costs for Vermont taxpayers by $17,500 per year.‘The preservation and security of these vital documents chronicling the ongoing history of Vermont is of critical importance to all of us,’ said Gerry Myers, Commissioner of Buildings and General Services. ‘When we can do that, and reduce our long-term operational costs through energy efficiency, it’s a win-win situation for all Vermonters.’According to architect Richard Deane of TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, one of the most striking design features is its overall focus.‘While our design challenge included creating a comfortable and productive workplace for the employees who work on site to manage and build the historic resources of the Archives, as well as the historians, researchers, and other interested Vermonters who access these resources, this was not our main challenge,’ noted Deane. ‘Our overriding goal with the Vermont State Archives project was to develop efficient storage systems and a strictly controlled curatorial and protective environment to protect and preserve ‘things,’ the unique artifacts and documents, that tell the story of the people and history of our State.’On behalf of Governor Douglas, the State of Vermont works with Efficiency Vermont on dozens of projects each year, with the State focusing on making the best energy-efficient choices at the lowest cost to meet the needs of highly-specialized facilities like the Vermont State Archives.‘Thankfully, Vermont’s state leaders have been aggressive stewards of the State’s historical documents, preserving our common heritage while using the most energy- and cost-efficient strategies that benefit the public,’ said Richard Donnelly, a planning and development manager for Efficiency Vermont.The general public can view select documents at the Vermont State Archives in Middlesex Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or online at www.vermont-archives.org(link is external).December 2010 ‘ Middlesex, VT ‘ Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Efficiency Vermont is currently operated by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an independent organization under contract to the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1986. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com(link is external).last_img read more

Four dead, 11 injured in three-vehicle crash on Cipali toll road

first_img“Meanwhile those injured were immediately taken to the Plumbon Hospital [in Indramayu, West Java],” he added, explaining that five people had suffered severe injuries and six others, including two children, had sustained minor injuries.Majalengka Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Bismo Teguh Prakoso said the families of the deceased and injured victims would receive compensation from state-owned insurance company PT. Jasa Raharja.“We will investigate the cause of the accident. Nevertheless, the company will give Rp 50 million [US$3,388] in compensation to each family of the four dead victims and Rp 20 million for each of ten injured victims,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.The West Java Police’s traffic division reported that a total of 3,250 people had died last year in 7,217 traffic accidents in the province, with many of the collisions taking place on toll roads. The majority of the traffic accidents were caused by human error due to fatigue or sleepiness while driving. (trn)Topics : A multiple-vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon on the Cipali toll road section in Majalengka, West Java, has killed four people and injured eleven others.The accident, involving a bus, a minibus and a truck, took place at 2:30 p.m. at Kilometer 150 on the toll road, Cipali police unit officer Second Insp. Dasep Rahwan said.“Four people died in the incident,” he said on Sunday as reported by tribunnews.com. “It happened on the straight asphalt road and the weather was sunny,” he said.The general manager of the Cipali toll road management unit, Suyitno, explained that the incident began with the bus heading from Cikopo to Palimanan at high speed. The bus driver named Juli, 63, reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit the truck driven by Suprapto, 35, from behind.The bus overturned, and a minibus that was crossing the lane, driven by Risky, 23, hit the fallen bus.Suyitno added that the four people killed – the bus driver Juli and three bus passengers, Sumiati, Kesih and Widia, all residents of Majalengka – had been rushed to the Arjawinangun hospital in Cirebon, West Java.last_img read more

This property has the makings of a luxury country retreat

first_img2203 Riverway Drive, PinnaclesMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Well situated on the block, listing agent Craig Currie said the home commands picture perfect countryside vistas of rolling hills, Mt Stuart, The Pinnacles and lush open pastures.“The residence has been professionally extended and fully renovated to celebrate the very best of modern conveniences while keeping its authentic relaxed country ambience and charm,” he said.“Entering the home on the ground level you are welcomed by a feeling of warmth and space, three separate living areas, a family/entertainment room, open plan living dining area including a huge very well appointed kitchen with a massive walk-in pantry, stainless appliances, ample cupboard space and plenty of bench space. “Leading off from the dining area is a fully enclosed, screened indoor/outdoor entertainment area over looking the pool sparkling in-ground pool. 2203 Riverway Drive, PinnaclesNOT fond of neighbours or simply looking for a property that offers space without compromising day-to-day luxuries? Than this home is for you.Situated on 15.3ha, this property has the makings of a luxury country retreat you’ll never want to leave.This extremely well constructed, massive 735sq m, two storey home is positioned approximately 225m from the front boundary of the property. 2203 Riverway Drive, Pinnacles“Upon entering the upper level you are welcomed by the large children’s retreat which leads through to the parents wing which includes a 25sq m master bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite. Also upstairs there are four other bedrooms, three of which have walk-in robes and one more bathroom and a children’s study.”To the rear of the homestead is a powered shed and workshop, a covered outdoor gym, large chicken coop and 20 different varieties of mature fruit trees which are all irrigated. The 10 metre long sparkling in-ground saltwater pool has recently had its pool safety certificate renewed. The property is fully irrigated from two bores and there is also a large rain water tank that also services the house.last_img read more

Teekay Accepts Improved Brookfield Merger Offer

first_imgTeekay Offshore Partners has entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Brookfield Business Partners, and certain of its affiliates and institutional partners.According to the deal, the Brookfield Consortium will acquire all of the outstanding publicly held common units representing limited partner interests of the partnership not already held by the Brookfield Consortium in exchange for USD 1.55 in cash per common unit.The cash consideration represents an increase of USD 0.34, or 28.1 percent, per common unit when compared to the closing price per common unit on May 16, 2019, immediately prior to Brookfield’s initial offer and a premium of USD 0.39 to the USD 1.16 closing price per common unit on September 30, 2019.As an alternative to receiving the cash consideration, each unaffiliated unitholder will have the option to elect to receive one newly designated unlisted Class A Common Unit of the partnership per common unit.The company’s conflicts committee, after consultation with its independent legal and financial advisors, unanimously approved the merger agreement and determined that the transaction contemplated thereby “was advisable and in the best interests of the partnership and the unaffiliated unitholders.”The merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019 and is subject to satisfaction of certain customary conditions. Upon the closing of the merger, the common units will cease to be publicly traded.last_img read more

Crowley to install Inmarsat’s Fleet Express on its ships

first_imgAll vessels covered in the agreement will install either a Fleet Xpress GX60 or GX100 terminal from Intellian and an Infinity smartbox solution that will allow the vessels to access a number of services, including bandwidth control and remote user management. The trials showcased the use of a combination of high-speed Fleet Xpress on Ka-band with continuous back up from FleetBroadband on L-band. Crowley said that the combination significantly enhanced the stability of communications and available uptime. “Communication needs for an operator with a variety of vessel types like Crowley are rapidly increasing and we require a level of performance and reliability that is proven and trusted, with a dedicated support network that is continuously available,” Captain Rodney Jones, Director Operations Integrity with Crowley Global Ship Management, said. Source: Crowley Florida-based ship owner and operator Crowley Maritime Corp. has signed a contract with satellite communications provider Inmarsat to install high-speed broadband service Fleet Xpress on a majority of its vessels.center_img The deal was signed following successful trials in Alaska on Aframax tanker, California, and the recently reflagged vessel Rio Grande Express. “Fleet Xpress meets this demand and proved very successful in the trials that were carried out on the California in Alaska and the Rio Grande Express operating in a Liner service.”last_img read more

State Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

first_imgThe Indiana State Police would like to remind parents of a few safety tips to observe during the Halloween holiday. Parents and children will be out in full force next week trick-or-treating and the Indiana State Police would like to remind parents that observing just a few rules will help can make the evening both fun and safe.  Costume Tips- •Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.•Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.•Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.Trick or Treating- •Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.•Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.•Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets.•Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.•Follow your communities trick-or-treating hours.Treats-•Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.•Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.•Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits for anything suspicious.Additionally, many communities, schools and churches offer children safe alternatives to trick-or-treating designed to keep children safely within parents’ view. Some hospitals and schools allow children to trick-or-treat by going from room to room virtually eliminating the dangers associated with being out walking on the street after dark.last_img read more

Marvin Harold Ludeker

first_imgMarvin Harold Ludeker, 71 of Milan passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at his residence.  Marvin was born Wednesday, September 18, 1946 in Milan, the son of Harold and Dolores (Lattire) Ludeker, who preceded him in death. Marvin married Patricia Gibson, October 16, 1965 and she survives.  He served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years in Vietnam, was employed by Rayner Oil Co. for 30+ years and also worked for Aurora Casket.  Marvin was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Eagle Scout with Palms, Milan VFW, Charter member of Milan American Legion Post #235, Lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans, served on the Milan Fire Department 20 + years and was their past fire chief.  Marvin loved collecting antique fruit jars, buying and selling older baseball cards, enjoyed golfing, baseball and hunting.Marvin is survived by wife Patty, daughters Kristen (Bill) Ludeker-Seibert and Kara Dawn Ludeker both of Indianapolis, brother Kendell (Wanda) Ludeker of Milan and grandson Zackery Jeremiah Ludeker-Seibert.Funeral services will be at 11AM Thursday April 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 N State Road 101, Milan, IN 47031, with Rev. Susan Socha officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, with full military rites provided by the Milan American Legion and Milan VFW.  Visitation will be Wednesday 4-7PM also at the church. Memorials may be given to Milan Fire Department, St. Paul Lutheran Church or Milan American Legion.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

El Monterey breakfast burrittos recalled

first_imgWashington D.C. — Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a Denison, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 50,706 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that may be contaminated with extraneous material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The frozen cook and serve breakfast burritos were produced on March 3, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Label (PDF only)]38-lb. plastic wrapped packages containing 12 Count, 4.5-ounce individually wrapped frozen “EL MONTEREY SIGNATURE BURRITOS, EGG, SAUSAGE, CHEESE & POTATO” with lot code 18062 and 18063, and a best if used date of 3/3/2019 or 3/4/2019.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17523A” on the back of the packaging. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from consumers who reported finding white, semi-rigid plastic pieces in the product.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s consumer line at 800-772-6474. Members of the media with questions can contact Pat Summers, Communications Manager, at 559-285-1100.last_img read more