Times I’ve been on: Around 30 Times I’ve been on: 19 LEEDS HILL Understudy for Emcee (Alan Cumming) in Cabaret New hobby I picked up: Guitar. This is a good time to really start practicing. Worst thing about being a standby: It’s a lot of waiting, anxiety and anticipation. I’m on edge all the time. I went on in the middle of the show a few weeks ago. Caroline was feeling sick, so it was like a tag team. She walked offstage just as I walked on. It was the craziest experience ever. Shortest notice I’ve had to get ready: Once I was out to dinner—and thank God I was close to the theater—I got a call from the stage manager at 7:15 for an 8:00 show. I ran over and did the fight call with my coat still on. Favorite backstage snack: Cookies! I have a whole snack box above my station that always stays stocked. Times I’ve been on: 7 Favorite thing to do backstage: I’m a bit of a writer—I have a writing partner and we’re working on a book for a musical right now. Backstage time is great to work on that. A secret I learned about Alan Cumming: After the show he turns his dressing room into a club—Club Cumming—and around 1 AM when he wants us to leave, he’ll always play Elaine Stritch singing “Ladies Who Lunch.” Shortest notice I’ve had to get ready: The first time I went on was the second week of previews. I hadn’t been rehearsed yet! I was sitting in my pajamas, eating my cereal at 11:30 when I got a call that I was gonna be on at 2. Thankfully I knew all of Alan’s adlibs, because I was obsessed with the 1998 cast album! LILLI COOPER Standby for Elphaba (Caroline Bowman) in Wicked Worst thing about being an understudy: Because Alan’s name is above the title, people can exchange their tickets, so my audiences are more sparse. In the beginning they don’t trust me as much, so I have to win them over. Biggest perk of being an understudy: I love being associated with Constellations because I think it’s a really beautiful show. Shortest notice I’ve had to get ready: [At out-of-town tryouts] in San Francisco, I found out an hour and a half before the show I was going on, and I had never rehearsed. I had to hope I knew the lines or any semblance of the blocking. It was one of the most amazing days, but I remember very little of it—it was such a blur. New hobby I picked up: I started knitting! I just made an infinity scarf. Worst thing about being an understudy: I’m also in the ensemble, and when I’m not on as Carole King and I come out the stage door, people have no idea who I am. They’re like, “Oh, were you in the play?” MARK ALHADEFF Understudy for Roland (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Constellations Biggest perk of being a standby: The first time was like being shot out of a cannon, but the whole thing is just fun now. I have a ball. It’s a little bit like being Cinderella. All of a sudden you’re in this amazing role, signing autographs, and then you turn back into a pumpkin. GREG JACKSON Standby for the D’Ysquiths (Jefferson Mays) in Gentleman’s Guide A secret I learned about Jake Gyllenhaal: He’s got a comprehensive musical library. He has excellent taste in music with all of the genres represented. View Comments Worst thing about being a standby: When nobody gets sick for a long time, you get bored. You’re dying to get up there and do something. Biggest perk of being an understudy: Getting Alan’s dressing room. In the ensemble, you’re in the basement. But to look out his windows and see New York City, it really feels like Broadway. Biggest perk of being an understudy: It’s so cool getting to play Carole King, period, and lead a show. The ongoing maintenance is probably so much more taxing than just getting to play the role here and there, like I do. I don’t have to worry about my voice, I can just sing and that makes it such a delight. New hobby I picked up: Years ago I tried to learn the ukulele and I picked it up again in hopes that in my downtime, I’ll get good at it. Biggest perk of being a standby: I get to hop around the theater and experience what the show is like from the outside. My favorite part of Wicked to watch is “One Short Day.” REBECCA LACHANCE Understudy for Carole King (Jessie Mueller) in Beautiful Times I’ve been on: 0 Worst part of being an understudy: You know the old actors’ nightmare where you have to go onstage but you haven’t prepared enough? I have to live in that world and embrace it. It’s like a parachute operation. Relax—that little white slip in your program is nothing to be afraid of. You’re in great hands with Wicked standby Lilli Cooper, Cabaret understudy Leeds Hill, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder standby Greg Jackson, Constellations understudy Mark Alhadeff and Beautiful understudy Rebecca LaChance, who are experts at stepping into the spotlight at the last minute. They’re on call, typically inside the theater, ready to jump in at a moment’s notice when a headliner gets sick—sometimes during a performance already in progress. Broadway.com spent the afternoon with the five stars-in-waiting to chat about performance anxiety, getting ignored at the stage door and what they do backstage every night while waiting days, weeks and sometimes months for a moment to shine. Times I’ve been on: Around 25.
January 17, 2021
*Update: The seminar has been postponed and we will update this information once a new date has been determined. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is offering a new seminar, “Solar Energy in Rural Georgia: Opportunities for Landowners,” on Thursday, March 26 at the UGA-Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.The event, set for 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is structured to help landowners understand the benefits and possible liabilities of hosting solar panels on their land. The public is welcome to attend for free, but advance online registration is required.Investing in solar panels as an energy provider or leasing to outside companies has been a growing topic in the last few years, and recently UGA Extension offices are fielding more questions on the subject.“Landowners should be cognizant of the implications of entering into a solar lease agreement,” said UGA Extension agricultural economist Amanda Smith. “With farm margins so tight, producers need to look at ways to manage their costs as best as possible.There are currently incentive programs and tax credits available for those willing to switch to solar power, but they will be reducing over time.Speakers from UGA Extension, Georgia Tech, USDA and The University of Tulsa will discuss what landowners and communities need to consider before installing solar panels or contracting with a solar energy company.Opportunities to implement solar in the agricultural industry, including the roofs of poultry houses, as well as other options will also be covered during the seminar.To see the full agenda and register online, visit https://events.attend.com/f/1383791650. For questions about the workshop, contact Smith at email@example.com or 229-386-3512.
December 31, 2020
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Politico:One of the Trump administration’s major efforts to prop up ailing coal companies has run aground in the White House, a setback to an industry that had hoped for a major resurgence after Donald Trump won the presidency.Energy Secretary Rick Perry has spent more than a year pushing various plans that would invoke national security to force power companies to keep their economically struggling coal plants running — a goal in line with Trump’s frequent pledges to revive what he calls “beautiful, clean coal.”But the White House has shelved the plan amid opposition from the president’s own advisers on the National Security Council and National Economic Council, according to four people with knowledge of the discussions.It is unclear whether Trump himself has decided against following Perry’s proposal. Even if he has, the sources warned that Trump frequently changes his mind, and the idea could re-emerge in advance of the president’s reelection campaign.Perry’s proposals — which would also keep aging nuclear power plants operating — have riled up the oil and gas industry, which has prospered as inexpensive natural gas has increasingly eaten away at coal’s share of U.S. power markets. Other critics include consumer groups worried about rising power bills for customers, environmental organizations concerned about the threat to wind and solar power, and conservative policy organizations that oppose what they see as heavy-handed federal intervention in the economy.Industry lawyers and agency staffers say DOE leadership remains united behind a plan to keep the coal plants running, which would also help the coal-mining companies that provide fuel to the plants. But the agency has struggled to provide the White House with details on which plants would get funding and who would pay, the sources said. Without a legally justifiable methodology, White House advisers have cooled to the idea of a major intervention in power markets.More: Rick Perry’s coal rescue runs aground at White House Internal opposition puts coal bailout on hold
December 18, 2020
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Beach Bridge will be partially closed this weekend while a film crew shoots an action scene for a TV pilot starring James Spader, who played William Bilbo in Lincoln.Nassau County police said the northbound lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. Sunday, forcing both northbound and southbound traffic to be diverted onto single lanes in either direction on the southbound side.NBC will be filming “The Blacklist,” in which Spader plays the world’s most-wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in to the FBI, according to The Hollywood Reporter.“Please note that filming will involve special effects such as fire, smoke, actors repelling off the bridge, gunshots, and a car collision,” Long Beach officials wrote on the city’s website. “These are elements of the filming and will be monitored by appropriate law enforcement officials.”Drivers should avoid the area or expect delays.
October 20, 2020
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October 20, 2020
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October 19, 2020
“I’m sure that I’m in good health right now but I’m worried that I might be a virus carrier. So I’ll probably take app-based ride-hailing transportation next time,” she said.Anies declared a 14-day state of emergency in the capital on Saturday to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.He urged all stakeholders – including corporations, social organizations and religious groups – to take drastic action to prevent the spread of the disease during the state of emergency.As of Monday morning, Indonesia has announced 514 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 307 of which are in Jakarta.(trn)Topics : State-owned commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) has reverted to normal operations after its decision to reduce the number of trips and operating hours to encourage social distancing backfired on Monday. Photos on social media showed packed train cars on Monday morning, despite Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s plea for corporations to close down their offices for the next 14 days in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. kondisi commuter line pagi ini! tolong banget siapapun yg membuat kebijakan seperti ini masa mau diulang kembali seperti minggu lalu saya naik transjakarta yg menumpuk?? kiranya kejadian penumpukan seperti ini tidak terjadi lagi bapak2 pembuat kebijakan yg terhormat @CommuterLine pic.twitter.com/WyfahDsbVG— dik (@diknams) March 22, 2020″We carried out evaluation this morning and we will revert operation times to normal starting 3 p.m this afternoon,” KCI spokesperson Anne Purba said in a written statement on Monday. The commuter line will once again run 991 trips and operate from 4 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Monday after initially reducing the number of trips to 371 and shortening its services to 6 a.m. to 8 p.m..Hildagardis Ananta, 23, a bank employee, who took a 6.47 a.m. commuter train from Bekasi to Jakarta Kota Station, said the train started getting packed after arriving at Cakung Station.”They said it was supposed to be 40 people maximum per train car but it was way beyond that,” she told The Jakarta Post.She said that she would consider not taking the commuter line again due to COVID-19 concerns.
October 6, 2020
Partners Nick Wlodarczyk and Nathanael Marhaba have bought their first property together. Picture: Jack TranGEN Y buyers can have their coffee and still get into the property market despite rocketing prices.Property advisory firm managing director Ayda Shabanz, 32, of Grow Property Group said it was a matter of navigating the infrastructure around lending and the property market cycle.“Buying a property doesn’t mean sacrificing travel. You don’t have to go without your daily coffee. And, each Friday and Saturday night won’t be spent bored at home for the rest of your life,” according to Ms Shabanz who has built her own multi-million dollar property portfolio over the past decade.She said as long as Gen Y property investors were “realistic about what they could afford”, concerns about sacrificing lifestyle were unwarranted.“We all have different lifestyles but owning a home doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop taking holidays, eating out or catching up with friends for a drink.“Successful property investment’s all about following a strategy to reach a goal and if buyers do that they’ll still be able to live the life they love but have the security of homeownership.” Ms Shabanz, who hosts Gen Y event The Road to Property Ownership in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, has built a multi-million dollar personal property portfolio. Gen Y buyers Nick Wlodarczyk and Nathanael Marhaba live in inner-city Ashgrove but have already put money down on an investment property.The pair went with an off-the-plan investment at Le Bain on Wyandra Street in Newstead, with settlement scheduled for 2018. Their plan was to be rentvestors for now, buying affordable investment properties before they could afford the home purchase they want. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoAyda Shabanz reckons Gen Y can invest in property.Mr Wlodarczyk said it was possible to have the Gen Y favoured lifestyle and still get into property.“Definitely,” he said, “we are investing in something we can afford first up and looking in the areas we desire for future home purchase. “This is a while off (home purchase) so we are getting into the market now in a suburb that is affordable.”Their strategy to build up a deposit for their property investments were not as extreme as some.“You just have to pull back a little bit,” Mr Wlodarczyk said. “Don’t go out for the dinner, stay home and have friends over, make coffee in the office, take your lunch to work. “We only have one car as well which has helped a lot.”Ms Shabanz’s top tips for Gen Y to save to buy a property start with taking a good look at current spending habits. Top three tips for Gen Y savings: 1). “At an absolute minimum, everyone should be looking to save 10 per cent of their weekly income. By setting up a budget and committing to it, this is the first step towards saving enough money to achieve your property goals.”2). “Everyone looking to enter the property market should follow a strategy that makes buying property more affordable. For example, one smart tactic is to rent where you want to live and invest where you can afford to buy.”3). “There’s such a thing as good debt and bad debt. Understand your debt situation and learn how credit cards and personal loans can negatively impact your ability to secure future loans. Excluding emergencies, acknowledge that if you don’t have the cash you probably can’t afford it.”
September 28, 2020
The outdoor fireplace at 70 Hipwood Rd, Hamilton.The home is spread across two levels and has five bedrooms, a wine cellar and a pool.The property is on the market for offers over $1.9 million through Patrick McKinnon of Place Ascot. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoFor something a little more rustic, check out the Queenslander on a 4277sq m block at 72 Stanton Rd, Tingalpa. The spacious family home, selling for $998,000 through Vicki Fraser of Ray White Wynnum Manly, has a charming wood burning stove in the downstairs bar area. The fireplace at 77 Windermere Rd, Hamilton, features black marble surrounds. The custom fireplace is the focal point of the formal lounge room. It has been converted to gas and features black marble surrounds. The five-bedroom home also has a climate controlled wine cellar, high ceilings and views across the district. It is on the market through Vaughan Keenan or Grace and Keenan Newstead. The fireplace in the formal lounge room at 70 Hipwood Rd, Hamilton. With the temperatures dropping, there’s no better time to hunt out a home with a statement fireplace to curl up in front of with a good book or a glass of red. Whether you prefer a more refined marble mantle or a rustic wood fire stove, there are plenty of properties in the Sunshine State that can fulfil your toasty fire desires. In Hamilton there is an elegant Queenslander at 70 Hipwood Rd complete with a wraparound veranda, parquetry flooring and two fireplaces. The first is the stately centrepiece of the century-old formal lounge room. This fireplace features a timber surround and mantel rescued from a historic Ipswich home, with an updated gas fire and slate hearth. Outside there is a new gas fire embedded in the feature stone wall of the outdoor entertaining area. The rustic fireplace at 72 Stanton Rd, Tingalpa.The cast iron stove sits on a brick hearth with a corrugated iron back, perfectly suited to the Aussie timber and iron bar. The property features four bedrooms, two sheds, stables and a huge veranda. Back in Hamilton, there is another stunning fireplace in the Tudor-style home at 77 Windermere Rd. The meticulously renovated home is on a 744sq m hilltop block with heated pool and alfresco entertaining area.
September 27, 2020
One winery in Cape Town has gone back to the basics when it comes to making wine. Waterkloof wine estate has enlisted the help of a plethora of animals as part of their farming team, with the aim of embracing biodynamic farming, or what is commonly referred to as going green.The animals plough and graze the vineyards and work alongside farm workers as an effective unit in not only making winemaking sustainable but making some fine cultivars in the process. CCTV’s Travers Andrews reports.