Keala Settle Corey Cott Jay Armstrong Johnson Ben Platt & Lena Hall(Photos by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) Constantine Maroulis View Comments Star Files Ben Platt Sara Bareilles Lauren Patten Tituss Burgess View All (14) Caroline Bowman Jarrod Spector Kate Rockwell Ben Fankhauser Do you miss seeing stars sing out on stage as much as we do? Producer and performer Corey Mach has a solution in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis that has shut down theaters across the world. Mach’s popular stage series Broadway Sings, which has seen Broadway stars perform pop hits live since 2012, is getting a fresh presence on the Instagram video application IGTV. His new daily marathon series, titled #BroadwaySingsOriginals, will feature previously filmed performances from the best Broadway Sings concerts.”As the world starts to spend a lot more time at home, I wanted a way to be able to make our classic videos a bit more accessible to our fans,” Mach told Broadway.com. “IGTV enables us to provide longer videos, allowing us to reignite the love for some of our favorite performances. Since creating this series in 2012, we’ve included more than 350 Broadway performers who all created their own arrangements with us, and we’re so excited to finally release them on Instagram with some accompanying tidbits about what we believe makes the performances so special.”Broadway stars whose performances will appear include Tony winners Ben Platt and Lena Hall, Tony nominees Jarrod Spector, Constantine Maroulis, Keala Settle and Brandon Victor Dixon, Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, creator Mach, Caroline Bowman, Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Morgan James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mykal Kilgore, Derek Klena, Lauren Patten, Kate Rockwell, Alysha Umphress and Natalie Weiss.Over the past eight years, the Broadway Sings series has featured stage stars performing hit songs from pop singers such as Adele, Queen, Sara Bareilles, Whitney Houston, The Beatles and Rihanna. For more information on Broadway Sings and #BroadwaySingsOriginals, click here. Lena Hall Derek Klena
Magistrates Wilson, Pizzo, Chappell, and Richardson seek reappointment August 15, 2010 Regular News M agistrates Wilson, Pizzo, Chappell, and Richardson seek reappointmentThe current term of office of U.S. Magistrate Judges Thomas G. Wilson, Mark A. Pizzo, Sheri P. Chappell, and Monte C. Richardson are due to expire shortly, and each are seeking reappointment to new eight-year terms.Judge Wilson is located in Tampa, and his term is due to expire April 8, 2011. Judge Pizzo is also located in Tampa, and his term is set to expire May 21, 2011. Judge Chappell is located in Ft. Myers, and her term is set to expire April 20, 2011. Judge Richardson serves in Jacksonville, and his term is due to expire June 1, 2011.The United States district court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new term.Comments from members of the Bar and public are invited, as to whether these incumbent magistrate judges should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court, and should be directed to Sheryl L. Loesch, Clerk of Court, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Attn: Magistrate Judge Reappointment Comments, 401 W. Central Blvd., Suite 2100, Orlando 32801-0210. These comments must be received no later than September 8.
Guests were invited to “set sail” with The Newport at its grand opening Friday, Dec. 4. Attendees arrived at The Newport (1106 E. Weber Dr. in Tempe) to sip on wine and champagne and partake in sushi and Italian tapas beneath the soft glow of canopy lights between six of the eight completed model homes. Guided by North & Co. agents, guests toured the three-story model homes all the way up to the rooftop patios, where they could take in the nightscape of the Valley. After a champagne toast, led by Brian North and Joe Risi, guests were chauffeured to Tempe Town Lake Marina for light bites and to experience the Newport lifestyle firsthand. The marina, aglow with geocubes and sailboats outfitted with holiday lights, was serene. You could see the bustle of the business district across the lake, but the marina was calming. Guests could pose for photos by a sail boat photo booth and many of them hopped onto customized Newport beach cruisers for a brief cruise around the lake before a big raffle that included the grand prize of a Mexican cruise.Photos by Shavon Thompson
The US-based cruise operator Carnival Cruise Lines has confirmed that it will no longer offer the so-called cruises-to-nowhere around the US coast as of January 1, 2016.A new set of regulations to take effect from 2016 forbids foreign-flagged cruise lines operating out of US ports to offer cruises for sale if they do not include at least one call to a foreign port.John Heald, Carnival Cruise Lines’ Senior Cruise Director and Brand Ambassador, confirmed what he described as ”disappointing news” via Facebook.”Due to recent changes in how ships are cleared into and out of the United States by US officials, certain short duration cruises without a foreign port of call are subject to itinerary changes beginning in 2016,” Heald’s Facebook post said.”Unfortunately, this means that we will not be permitted to operate cruises-to-nowhere This does include the Carnival Vista’s 3 day cruise to nowhere from New York. Those who are booked on our cruises to nowhere will receive a letter very soon explaining this.”Cruise-to-nowhere ships sail in open waters for one to three days without calling at any ports.World Maritime News Staff
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The partners said that the surrounding infrastructure and easy access to Interstate 84 made the port an ideal location to facilitate the movement of the 67 m-long cargoes. “The length of the blades presents transportation challenges,” added Erik Zander, director of sales for Omega Morgan. “We were looking for options where we could get the blades as close as possible by rail to the final location and then move them by truck to the site. We could not clear them into the distribution centre at Arlington due to size, but we could get clearance into Boardman and set up our staging area there.”Produced by Vestas and shipped by rail through the Midwest, the components are a part of Avangrid Renewables’ wind farm, which will provide electricity for data centres in Prinevile, approximately 100 miles (161 km) south. According to Ryan Neal, executive director the port of Morrow, continued investment in rail infrastructure and storage capacity allows the port to partner with companies like Omega Morgan on energy projects in the surrounding region as well as in Western USA and Canada. In December 2018, the port was awarded a USD19.4 billion BUILD grant to fund infrastructure improvements at marine terminals. The projects will extend rail lines from the Union Pacific mainline to four terminals, which will enable rail-to-barge access for shipments along the Columbia River.“The BUILD grant will create a unique opportunity for energy projects to unload at terminals with ocean-going vessel capacity and barge upriver to our terminals, with the option to continue on rail or visa-versa for exports,” said Neal.Both the port and Omega Morgan are part of the High, Wide and Heavy (HWH) coalition that aims to develop a 1,300 mile (2,092 km) transport corridor for energy and infrastructure project cargoes destined for the Pacific Northwest region. The corridor would capitalise on existing multimodal transportation methods by improving infrastructure.High, wide and heavy loads are currently shipped from overseas markets through Houston, Texas and are transported north to projects in the Midwest and Canada, said the coalition, adding that a route through Columbia River ports would save shippers time and money with shorter transit times and reduced handling.Omega Morgan recently demonstrated these possible savings with a separate shipment for the Montague wind farm; 50 wind turbine towers were transported from South Korea through Terminal 6 at the port of Portland, which reduced the the transit time by 28 days. www.portofmorrow.com www.omegamorgan.com
Judicial job precedentThe Court of Appeal has heard a case which will determine the employment status of the bench, following a whistleblowing claim from a district judge. Claire Gilham is suing the Ministry of Justice, alleging that excessive workloads caused her breakdown. The ministry denies the claim.Playing at a new levelFour sports and entertainment lawyers have set up a firm promising to build relationships with clients by avoiding using ‘armies of junior associates and back office staff’. LEVEL will be staffed by a ‘small but effective’ administration team.Linklaters’ hiring coupLinklaters has hired Latham & Watkins partner Tom Alabaster to head its investment funds practice. Alabaster is a former counsel at Carlyle Group.Wales tax board meetsThe Welsh Revenue Authority board has met for the first time, six months before beginning collecting the first Welsh taxes in 800 years – land transaction tax and landfill disposals tax.Carillion to in-sourceCAS (Carillion Advice Services), an offshoot of construction and support services giant Carillion plc, is to in-source insurance litigation work from one of its current panel law firms.Preparing for prison An information sheet aimed at women who think they may be going to prison has been published by the Prison Reform Trust. It includes a checklist of practical steps they can take to prepare themselves. The sheet can be downloaded.
POLAND: National freight operator PKP Cargo has announced details of its forthcoming floatation. An initial public offering on the Warszawa Stock Exchange is planned, with book building to end on October 22 and trading to start on October 31.An IPO has been chosen to enable the state to retain a majority stake of 50% plus one share, with 21 669 007 shares to be sold at a price of between 50 and 74 złoty. Employees have been allocated 10% of the total number of shares and individual investors 15% to 20%, with the remainder to be sold to institutional buyers. The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to take a stake of up to 7·5%. The money raised will be used to repay part of the debts of railway holding company PKP SA. Around 35% to 50% of future profit would be used to pay dividends. Goldman Sachs Group, Morgan Stanley & Co and PKO Bank Polski are joint global co-ordinators and joint bookrunners, with Ipopema Securities, Raiffeisen Centrobank and UniCredit joint bookrunners and Dom Inwestycyjny Investors and Mercurius Dom Maklerski acting as domestic co-bookrunners. PKP Cargo is the biggest rail freight operator in Poland, with a 60% market share. Traffic in 2012 totalled 116·7 million tonnes and 29·6 billion tonne-km. It is the second biggest rail freight operator in the EU after DB Schenker. As of December 31 2012 it had 2 453 locomotives and 64 109 wagons. EBRD said the sale would be the ‘first example of a partial privatisation by means of an IPO to be carried out in the rail sector in the region’, and may encourage other governments to privatise their freight businesses. It would make private ownership more widespread in the Polish rail sector, and may pave the way for other PKP SA subsidiaries to be floated. Speaking at a conference last month, PKP Cargo CEO Łukasz Boroń said the sale would be one of the largest privatisations in Poland. ‘We show the way’, he said. ‘Some companies similar to PKP Cargo are listed in Russia or the USA, but those are different markets. PKP Cargo will be the first railway carrier of this kind listed on the stock market.’
INNOTRANS: Turkish national freight operator TCDD Tasımacılık is to take delivery of up to 11 diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives if deployment of a prototype developed by Aselsan and Tülomsaş proves successful.The two companies used the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin to introduce the hybrid loco, which has been extensively rebuilt from a legacy design widely used by TCDD. Only the underframe remains of the principal components, said Yetkin Telcı, Lead Engineer for Transportation & Energy Systems at Aselsan.The two companies spent more than a year rebuilding the locomotive to provide three operating modes, diesel, combined diesel with battery and battery only. When running in hybrid mode, a computer-based traction control system blends the diesel and battery powerpacks without driver intervention.The HSL-700 is rated at 700 kW and weighs 68 tonnes. The lithium ion battery pack is rated at 400 kW; maximum speed is 80 km/h. The loco is to undergo commissioning and running trials with TCDD Tasımacılık until at least mid-2019 before series production of two batches of five locos begins.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Scottish Government are prepared to approve planning permission for a Beauly Denny like powerline across Dumfries & Galloway if it means they can meet their renewable energy aspirations, according to the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.His comments came during a Ministers’ Questions session in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 15th March, following a request from Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray that the Scottish Government give “top priority” to the effects on local landscape, environment and tourism when considering their decision for planning approval of the 400kv SPEN powerline.Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray said:“The Beauly Denny line has become a scourge for people living in its shadow in the Highlands, and local people here in Dumfries & Galloway are well aware that we are being threatened with our own version of the gigantic line. In our case, just as was the case when the Beauly Denny line was given planning permission, the Scottish Government are not prepared to listen to local arguments when they consider SPEN’s final plans for approval. The key decision making factor for them will be whether they believe the line will help them to achieve their renewables target for Scotland. So if it wasn’t enough that Dumfries & Galloway is already being covered in an unfair number of wind farms, the Scottish Government are now prepared to thrust giant pylons on our region if it helps them with their targets. Local factors should be the top priority for the Scottish Government when considering these plans, but the fact is that our local landscape, environment and tourism industry seems to be at the bottom of the agenda for them.”