Final Tony Award Eligibility Rulings Have Been Announced!

first_img Andy Karl will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Rocky. LaTanya Richardson Jackson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Check out the decisions below. View Comments Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for their respective performances in Act One. Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category. The Roundabout revival of its 1998 production of Cabaret is eligible as Best Revival of a Musical, however the creative team is ineligible. Alan Cumming, who won a Tony for the role in 1998, is ineligible. The rest of the cast is eligible. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. The Cripple of Inishmaan will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. Violet will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category.center_img Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Les Misérables. Tyne Daly and Frederick Weller will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Mothers and Sons. Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Violet. The 2014 Tony Awards are just weeks away! The nominations will be announced by Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu on April 29 at the Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe and the winners announced in a live telecast on June 8 on CBS, hosted by Hugh Jackman. Let the countdown begin! The Tony Awards Administration committee has met for the fourth and final time this 2013-14 season and made eligibility rulings on 18 productions, including: All the Way, Rocky, Aladdin, Les Miserables, Mothers and Sons, If/Then, A Raisin in the Sun, The Realistic Joneses, Bullets Over Broadway, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Of Mice and Men, Act One, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Violet, The Velocity of Autumn, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Casa Valentina and Cabaret. All other decisions were consistent with the shows’ opening night credits. The committee previously discussed eligibility for 22 productions this season. Zach Braff will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Bullets Over Broadway. Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Aladdin.last_img read more

Hurricanes hit onions

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaLast year’s devastating hurricanes are hitting Vidalia onionsnow. The effect is troublesome at the moment, but the potentialfor Georgia growers is scary.”We’re still planting a few onions,” said Reid Torrance, theUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator inTattnall County and an area onion agent. “The primary reason isthat so much of our labor force has gone to Florida and Louisianacleaning up behind hurricanes.”Vidalia onion planting is behind schedule in Tattnall County. Andfarmers there grow more of the sweet, specialty onions than inany other county in the official growing region.Labor crews that normally have 40 workers are showing up with 15or so. “And when heavy rains come through and everything comes toa standstill for a while, we tend to lose more of our laborforce,” he said.The real problemThe labor shortage isn’t a big problem — for now. “We don’t mindhaving to plant a few onions in January,” Torrance said. “Somegrowers are helping their neighbors finish up. We’re doing OK.”The real concern, he said, “is if we have a labor shortage laterthis spring.” That would be a vastly more serious problem. TheVidalia onion harvest starts in just three months.”We will not be through cleaning up after hurricanes in threemonths,” Torrance said. “And with Vidalia onions, when it’s timeto go, we have to go. We have to get those onions out of thefields and out of the weather.”Harvested and stored properly, Vidalia onions have a fairly longshelf life for consumers. But for farmers, the window forharvesting and processing the sweet onion crop is small.”We have tended not to maximize the potential of mechanicalharvesting,” Torrance said.Machines?Some onion growers have mechanical harvesters. But for a numberof reasons, as long as the labor is here, they prefer to harvestby hand. “Some are looking harder at mechanical harvesting now,though,” he said.Some growers, he said, contract for laborers through the H-2Aprogram, a process, run by the U.S. Department of Labor, ofsecuring farm workers from other countries. These growers’ laborcosts more, but the contracts leave them in a good position in alabor-shortage year like this one.A slight shortage of transplants has delayed planting a bit, too.”We really didn’t produce the volume of plants that we thought wehad,” he said. But the transplants aren’t a problem. Many Georgiagrowers have additional plants grown on contract in Arizona andTexas.Crop looks goodFor the moment, the season’s Vidalia onion crop is looking good,Torrance said. Growing conditions have been favorable, and mostfields have good stands of onions that are growing well. Somefields, however, show signs of two viruses that are relativenewcomers to the Georgia crop.The tomato spotted wilt and iris yellow spot viruses were firstdetected in Vidalia onions in 2004. Torrance and other UGAExtension agents and scientists are helping growers identifyinfected plants. So far, the viruses haven’t caused any yield orquality losses in Vidalia onions.”We continue to be concerned about these viruses,” Torrance said,”because they’re here and we know how much they’ve hurt otherareas. So far, though, our losses have been minimal. We hope itstays that way.”(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

‘It’s a great feeling to be part of a family like this’ – Thomas Partey sends message to fans as he speaks out on Arsenal move

first_imgThe 27-year-old will link up with his new team-mates when he returns from international duty with Ghana, and admitted he has been taken aback by the love he has received from fans over his move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 by Metro Partey is delighted to be joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Thomas Partey has thanked Arsenal fans for their overwhelmingly positive reaction to him making the switch to the Emirates Stadium and says it’s a ‘great feeling’ to be part of the Gunners family.The midfielder completed a deadline day move from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal as the north London club activated his £45 million release clause.Partey was Mikel Arteta’s priority transfer target this summer and arrives with a wealth of experience having spent five seasons in Atletico’s first team. Skip Ad PLAY ‘Hello, Gunners, thanks so much for the love, for the messages I’ve received,’ Partey said in a message on Arsenal’s Twitter account.‘I can’t wait to be part of you guys, I can’t wait to join team.‘It’s a great feeling to be part of a family like this. Read More Read More Video Settings deadline day move to West Ham Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 5:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.5kShares Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected About Connatix V67539 Top articlescenter_img Read More Read More 1 min. story Skip The midfielder will wear the No.18 shirt (Picture: Getty Images)‘Thanks so much to everyone for the love, I feel so grateful and so amazed to be part of you.‘I can’t wait to join you guys and don’t forget, no Thomas, no Partey.’Arteta was keen to add Partey as he felt his side were a little short in the middle of the park, and speaking to the club’s official website, the Spanish boss praised the midfielder’s character and technical abilities. ‘We identified him a few months ago and we have been following his progress, and obviously the more you know about the squad, you know more about where you think you can improve it,’ Arteta told the club’s official website.‘We believe he has the right qualities, with his character and his personality and as well with his technical qualities and positional options that he can give to the team.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think he allows us to play different formations and he can fit in within those formations in different positions, which is a really good thing to have in a squad where, in midfield, I think we were a little bit short.‘I have a few things in mind that I want to start to train with the team and [Partey’s signing] is going to give us a little bit more adaptability and more balance in defending and attacking transitions and the way we have to set up certain structures to attack better in certain moments of the game.’MORE: Edu explains why Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira wanted to leave ArsenalMORE: Edu reveals how Arsenal’s owners reacted to Thomas Partey transfer moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page SPONSORED Coming Next Full Screen Advertisement / Comment Read More ‘It’s a great feeling to be part of a family like this’ – Thomas Partey sends message to fans as he speaks out on Arsenal move Advertisementlast_img read more

Western red cedar brings this sprawling home to life

first_img2 Pipers Point, Robina.“It looks like the home has two front doors but it was designed so we could all fit comfortably and the house would still look stylish,” Mr Tunbridge. The grandfather-of-four said the house has had a fresh lick of paint among other upgrades.“I’m an outdoor person so the patio has always been my favourite spot.” 2 Pipers Point, Robina.A LOVE for timber was the driving force behind the design at this sprawling single-level home. Western red cedar front doors open to reveal a spacious, open-plan family home with timber finishes throughout. Homeowners John and Janette Tunbridge bought the 1826sq m property almost 20 years ago. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2 Pipers Point, Robina.“The idea behind the design was to accommodate for my mum and brother as well as my wife and kids,” Mr Tunbridge said. The beautiful home at No. 2 Pipers Point features dual living.last_img read more

French cabinet names high commissioner for pension reform

first_imgMacron’s government has planned to move to a universal pension system by aligning the current multiple schemes that form a complex, fragmented system.In a report on its latest economic survey of France, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Macron’s plans should contribute to reducing public spending, and would strengthen labour mobility and reduce management costs.“The improved transparency would help address public concerns regarding inequities,” it said.The next step would be to gradually raise the minimum retirement age, it added.Pension spending in France amounts to 14.3% of GDP, one of the highest rates among OECD countries, according to the inter-governmental organisation. It raised its outlook for economic growth in 2017 for France from 1.3% to 1.7%, the highest rate for six years.Discussions about the pension reform are scheduled to start next year. Buzyn has previously spoken of implementing the reform in the next legislative period, starting in 2022.Read more about pensions in France in IPE’s 2017 edition of the Top 1000 European Pension Funds The French government has got the ball rolling on its pledge to reform the country’s pension system with the appointment of Jean-Paul Delevoye, a former minister, to the newly created post of high commissioner for pension reform.The high commissioner position is attached to the solidarity and health ministry, which is led by Agnès Buzyn. It was legally created via a decree published earlier this week, with the cabinet approving Delevoye’s appointment yesterday.He will be responsible for organising consultations with the main pension stakeholders, co-ordinating preparations for reform with ministers, drafting legislative and regulatory texts, and monitoring their implementation.Delevoye is a former French senator, and served as civil service minister under the Chirac presidency from 2002-04. He was formerly a politician for the centre-right UMP party – since renamed as the Republican party. He backed Emmanuel Macron in this year’s presidential elections, and was chosen to chair the nomination commission for the ensuing legislative elections.last_img read more

9 things to consider if you’re buying in Brisbane this year

first_imgIf you hadn’t already heard, Brisbane is fast becoming the spot to buy. Everybody from first-time homebuyers to multi-property investors have their sights set on the river city.And, with its affordable property prices, onslaught of new residential developments, and predicted tourism boom, it’s easy to see why.Thinking of jumping on the bandwagon, and also buying in Bris-Vegas this year? Ahead, Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee outlines nine key considerations that should be on your radar.1. Stick close to the inner-ringLook to buy in suburbs just out from the inner-city. Picture: Getty“We tend to see higher demand for suburbs that are closer to the Brisbane River,” says Conisbee. “Suburbs that have very high development like those around the CBD are unlikely to see strong capital growth.”Suburbs just out from the inner-city are also doing well, Conisbee says. Particularly those in the west side like Toowong and Paddington.2. Be wary of apartment oversupplyWhile apartment oversupply is not as much of an issue as it once was, it’s still something to look out for.“There are still areas that have had high development – a lot of the inner-city,” says Conisbee. “That’s probably where you’re unlikely to get the same sort of price growth.”3. Look at what’s near the propertyFinding properties with plenty of shopping and dining options within walking distance or close-by is very important, says Conisbee.“We typically find people have higher engagement [on] with suburbs that have really good retail options, really good cafes, and also really good schools.”4. Buy property that takes advantage of Queensland’s climateFind a property that takes advantage of Brisbane’s year-round warm weather. Picture: iStockWith Brisbane boasting year-round warm weather, it’s then important to look out for properties that take advantage of that. Properties with outdoor entertaining areas and pools are always popular, says Conisbee.5. Check it has air-conditioningOn the weather note, air-con is also a property feature to look out for. “If you’re looking to rent your property out, it’s really important,” says Conisbee.“Renters see that as a feature they really like. But it’s important even for your own comfort if you want to occupy it because Brisbane is a hot city.”6. Look at properties with garage accessSurprisingly, garages are one of the most important home features for buyers. Picture: iStockWhether you’re looking for a property to live in or to rent, look for one with garage access – it’ll pay off in the long run.“Garages are actually quite important in Brisbane,” says Conisbee. “It comes up for buyers as one of the most important things. And for renters as well – it comes in the top 10.”7. Check for flight pathsBrisbane opens a new runway in mid-2020, which also means a change in flight paths over Brisbane.So, what effect does aircraft noise have on property prices? QUT research conducted by Professor Chris Eves found that property prices with aircraft noise around the country rose and fell in accordance with property booms and busts, just the same as any other property.However, noise is subjective person to person and flight paths may be a concern for you in terms of the property you buy. Check your address in Brisbane Airport’s Flight Path Tool here.8. Check for flood zonesThe Brisbane flooding disasters of 2010-2011 showed the danger of flooding is real, and checking to see if your property is in a flood zone is a consideration that shouldn’t be ignored.“There’s a lot of information online about flood zones,” says Conisbee. “You might not even be able to buy home owners’ insurance [if the property is near one].”9. For a fixer-upper, go with a QueenslanderQueenslanders are an older-style of home that make great fixer-uppers. Picture: Kate HunterIf you’re looking for a property to add value to, the term Queenslander is one you should know. It’s a style of home found in Queensland designed for the state’s sub-tropical climate; primarily built of timber and elevated above ground to allow for increased cross-ventilation.Typically, they feature breezy wrap-around verandahs that make the most of the indoor-outdoor living style favoured by Queensland’s residents.“They’re very popular on the market,” says Conisbee. “Doing up a Queenslander makes a lot of sense.”last_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority & Iinvest Dominica Authority to conduct occupancy workshop for hoteliers

first_img Share 83 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority & Iinvest Dominica Authority to conduct occupancy workshop for hoteliers by: – August 31, 2011 Share (Roseau Dominica – August 31, 2011) Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), in conjunction with Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) will host Ms. Brittany Baldwin of STR (Smith Travel Research, Inc.) on September 6 – 7, 2011 as part of efforts to improve and expand hotel occupancy data collection and the utilization of this key statistic among Accommodation Sector stakeholders in Dominica.On Wednesday September 7, 2011, Ms. Baldwin, will make a presentation to hoteliers and other interested stakeholders on STR’s hotel programs and how hoteliers can utilize occupancy information to make better business decisions. STR’s hotel survey reports allow hoteliers to measure promotions and annual property growth, and aid in making better budgeting decisions by providing vital comparative data to management.STR (Smith Travel Research, Inc.) is the recognized leader in providing accurate, actionable information and analysis to the lodging industry. Since 1985, the company has served the industry operating on the key principles of integrity, confidentiality and customer service. The STR family of companies is the world’s foremost source of hotel performance trends and offer the definitive global hotel database and development pipeline.Hotel Survey Reports are the essential tool for successful hotels. These reports reveal the comparative data that matters. Individual properties are able to compare their hotel’s performance compared to their market area. Each report contains historical occupancy rate (OCC), average daily rate (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR) performance data, that accurately reflects how the property measures up to the market data. STR also provides reports for economic planners, financiers, associations, tourist boards, and other decision makers who need to monitor the overall hotel industry performance in comparison to other destinations.Participation in the workshop and STR’s survey program is free and open to all interested hoteliers. Workshop registration begins at 10:00AM at the NDFD Conference Room. For information about the workshop: contact Discover Dominica Authority at 255-8235 or 255-8222.For more detailed information on STR visit For more information on Dominica and upcoming events and activities, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or visit Dominica’s official tourism website:, or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook, and take a look at our videos on YouTube. For information on Investing in Dominica visit Invest Dominica Authority’s official website: Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img read more

Margaret Mary adds new physicians

first_imgMargaret Mary Health announced it recently added three new physicians to its medical staff.Pediatricians Richard Turner, MD and Kristina Wang, MD are now accepting new patients in their office located at the hospital’s main campus, while Otolaryngologist Robert Shrimpf, MD is taking new ear, nose and throat (ENT) patients at his office located in Margaret Mary’s Outpatient and Cancer Center.Treating children from birth to young adulthood, Drs. Turner and Wang diagnose and treat a variety of conditions ranging from ear infections and asthma to ADHD and behavior problems. They also frequently provide preventative care like well checks and sports physicals. New moms may also see our new pediatricians following delivery as they are part of a physician team that provides newborn care in our maternity unit.As an ENT physician, Dr. Schrimpf provides medical and surgical care to both children and adults. Board-certified in otolaryngology, he has been treating patients in the tri-state area for nearly 35 years for a variety of conditions, including hearing impairment, ear infections, balance disorders, sinus infections, nasal cavity problems, tonsillitis, voice disorders and swallowing problems.For an appointment with Dr. Turner or Dr. Wang, call 812.933.5018. For an appointment with Dr. Schrimpf, call 812.933.0985.last_img read more

Batesville principal receives state-level honor

first_imgPhoto: BCSCIndianapolis, In. — Batesville Middle School principal David Strouse has been selected as the 2017 State Middle School Principal of the Year and District 10 Middle School Principal of the Year. The awards were announced at the IASP annual Fall Professional Conference in Indianapolis on Sunday.District 10 is made up of Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Jennings, Ripley, Rush, Shelby Union Counties.The winner is elected by peers. One principal is honored in each of the 12 districts and one is honored as the state-level honoree.Stouse will now represent Indiana at the National Association of Secondary Principals Recognition Program in the fall of 2018.last_img

Fourth straight for Grabouski at Thunder Hill

first_imgBy Larry Lowery Jr. MAYETTA, Kan. (June 21) – Jordan Grabouski logged his fourth straight win at Thunder Hill on Saturday in the BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified division. It wasn’t as easy as it might have seemed, though.Grabouski started seventh and quickly worked his way to the front while Jeff Jones and Danny Holt were doing so from even deeper in the field. Jones started 11th and Holt started 19th.Late in the race a few yellows would give the Jones and Holt the break they needed to run up on Grabouski. Jones would have the best shot as he pulled up to Grabouski’s back bumper in the final corner but just couldn’t muster enough momentum to get by.In post-race tech, Jones was disqualified and Holt took over the second spot.The Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Car feature showed the fans a high car count on the sea­son of 17 and a solid first-time performance from Jason Wilkinson, who took home the win after starting 10th.Dusty Leonard became the first repeat winner in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Northern SportMods. Leonard blasted to the front of the field and had a strong battle with eventual runner-up Jeremy Pittsenbarger.last_img read more