Here’s to Nona! Music Legend Nona Hendryx Rocks Out with Taye Diggs at Hedwig

first_img View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 The Tony-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to fierce rock icons, and it’s especially fun when one of the legends namechecked in the show stops by to see it! Singer Nona Hendryx, one-third of the trio Labelle (“Lady Marmalade,” anyone?) took a trip to the Belasco Theatre to catch Taye Diggs and Rebecca Naomi Jones in the hit rock musical. Hmm, we wonder if she lifted up her hands during the line: “Here’s to Patti and Tina and Yoko, Aretha and Nona and Nico and me,” in the song “Midnight Radio.” Check out this hot shot of the stars backstage, then see Hedwig on Broadway! Related Showslast_img read more

Renewable Energy Brings Cost Savings, Rapid Payback to Australian Businesses

first_imgRenewable Energy Brings Cost Savings, Rapid Payback to Australian Businesses FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Almost half of Australia’s large businesses are actively transitioning to cheaper renewable energy, including many going off the grid by building their own generators and battery storage, as power bills threaten their bottom line.A new report by the Climate Council details the increased speed of a business-led transition to renewables as power bills have increased. Many businesses–including 46% of large operations–have responded by seeking green alternatives. The Climate Council report, released on Tuesday, said the capacity of Australian businesses to generate their own solar power had doubled in less than two years.Business owners report making their investment back through cost savings in less than five years.The general manager of AustChilli at Bundaberg, Ian Gaffel, said the decision to invest in solar panels was a “no-brainer”. AustChilli employs more than 100 people in the agriculture and food manufacturing process. The business initially built a 100 kW solar system and about 18 months ago added an additional 200 kW. Solar now accounts for about a quarter of the business’s power usage.The story is being repeated across the country, particularly in the manufacturing industry, where increased power bills have squeezed profits.More: Almost Half Of Australian Big Business Moving To Renewableslast_img read more

Philips Pensioenfonds shares in $400m class action payout

first_imgPhilips Pensioenfonds, the €17.8bn pension scheme of the Dutch electronics giant, will share in a total payout of $400m (€365m) to be made by Pfizer, after the US pharmaceutical company settled a securities fraud class action by investors who claimed it made false statements to them.After nearly five years of litigation, both sides reached a tentative agreement last January to settle the case for $400m plus accrued interest.The deal was finally approved by the district court for the Southern District of New York last week.Claims from class members are still being processed, so the precise amounts to be allocated to investors are not yet known. But Philips Pensioenfonds, as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, is likely to be one of the biggest beneficiaries.In a class action in the US, the lead plaintiff is appointed by the court, which generally chooses the party that has suffered the greatest economic loss. And, according to Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd (RGRD), lead counsel for the class of Pfizer investors, not all class members are likely to claim, resulting in higher per-share distributions.In the lawsuit, investors alleged that Pfizer had illegally promoted Bextra, an anti-inflammatory drug, and several other drugs ‘off label’ to boost sales.Off-label marketing is the promotion of pharmaceutical products for uses unapproved by the US Food and Drug Administration.Pfizer and its officers were alleged to have concealed from investors that the company was earning substantial revenue from this illegal promotion, and was subject to an extensive government investigation.Materially false and misleading statements were claimed to have been made to investors between January 2006 and January 2009 (the ‘class period’).Furthermore, investors claimed that false financial results and reports were filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that did not sufficiently account for, or disclose, probable loss contingencies resulting from Pfizer’s off-label marketing, as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.Three days after the end of the class period, Pfizer announced it had agreed to pay $2.3bn to settle allegations by the US Department of Justice that it had engaged in off-label marketing.That day, Pfizer’s share price dropped from $17.45 to $15.65.Mike Dowd, partner at RGRD, said: “We are very pleased the court approved the settlement providing a $400m recovery for Pfizer investors. “In granting the approval, the court found that the settlement and the plan of allocation – i.e. the formula for how the recovery will be shared among the class of Pfizer investors – was fair and reasonable.” The precise allocation to class members will be determined over the next few months.last_img read more

The Bachelorette’s ‘chatterbox Pete’ turns up the heat on real estate with a smile and a sale

first_imgDid his time on the Bachelorette teach him anything about his personal strengths?“I think I’ve got a bit of an infectious personality and when I apply myself, utilising that as well, and work hard, people are drawn to that.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoAdditions to this character home just down the road from the Kangaroo Point cliffs, include the pool, a walk-in wardrobe, the deck extensions, the garage and the kitchen. “You never know which way it’s going to go,” Mr MacGregor said.The auction paused three minutes after it began, with a bid of $1.16 million from ‘Heather’ with paddle number 14, who was acting on behalf of a local bidder on the phone.During 10 minutes of behind the scenes negotiations with Peter Laoudikos and the Ray White East Brisbane team, the phone bidder increased the offer to $1.175 million and Mr Farrell announced the house was on the market. Peter Laoudikos as a contestant in The Bachelorette reality television series.The 2018 Bachelorette TV series contestant has returned to residential real estate this year after a two year break but drama has followed him.It started when Ray White auctioneer David Farrell was interrupted during his opening address by a supporting estate agent who told him to get the auction started.With nine registered bidders among 50 onlookers squeezed between the spa and the barbecue of the renovated home’s back deck, emotion was clearly building. The median house price in Kangaroo Point is $920,000 compared to New Farm’s $1.52m. Both are 2km from the CBD.The MacGregors entered the race with their first bid of the auction at $1.18 million but then the phone line dropped out on paddle number 14.“At $1.18 million and we are — subject to Telstra,” Mr Farrell said.Amid audience calls to “Put it on speaker” and an exasperated “Come on!” from Heather, the phone line reconnected but the counter bid was quickly overtaken by the MacGregors.The closing moments of the auction were between Ms Dickinson, looking over at her mum for advice, and the MacGregors. “What does mum think?” Mr Farrell asked, with bidding down to $1000 rises.“I don’t know,” was the reply from across the deck.Four bids later, and the auction was decided with the MacGregors of Burbank picking up their investment property. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Yes you can fit more than 50 people on this back deck.Fellow Kangaroo Point resident Amy Dickinson, with paddle number two, was among the hopeful bidders. Her mother was on the other side of the deck for emotional support.“This is my first auction but it’s good to have mum here,” Ms Dickinson said.Bidding started at $800,000 and got to $1 million in a minute with multiple active bidders.Standing calmly at the back of the deck were Emma and Stuart MacGregor of Burbank in south-east Brisbane with paddle number nine, looking for an investment property in a suburb they consider to be undervalued.center_img The new owners signed the contract of sale on this island bench.For sellers, Donna and Mark Harris, it was the end of a 15 year chapter at Kangaroo Point, and the chance to start a new life on acreage in Armidale on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.For Mr Laoudikos, it was a perfect ending to five weeks of solid campaigning.“I obviously did a good job,” he said. The four-bedroom two-storey renovated character house at Kangaroo Point where a 20-minute auction drama unfolded on Saturday. BACHELORETTE ‘chatterbox’ Peter Laoudikos, lived up to his reputation at an auction in Brisbane yesterday, working the room, or more precisely the back deck of 23 Lockerbie St, Kangaroo Point to secure a $1.216 million sale under the hammer. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN KANGAROO POINT >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

Women’s AFCON: Ebi unsure about Nigeria’s African dominance

first_img “As we all know, no team is unbeatable these days, it’s not like before when we beat countries 7-0,” Onome told “It’s really difficult to beat team’s 2-0 lately. If we really want to keep our place as best as the best in Africa, we really have to work for it. “We have to keep training and playing friendly games to keep that standard. read also:Tokyo 2020 debacle: Onome Ebi raps NFF over Falcons’ ouster “Nobody is sleeping, every team is training hard, everybody wants to beat Nigeria and be the best in Africa and if we are not ready, someone else will take the title from us.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The reigning African champions failed for the third consecutive attempt to qualify for the Women’s Olympic Games after they were knocked out of the qualifiers by Cote d’Ivoire last September. In 2018, the Super Falcons made a shock losing start in Ghana, with a 1-0 loss to Banyana Banyana but bounced back to edge Desiree Ellis’ team after a 4-3 final win via a penalty shoot-out. The 2018 triumph marked Ebi’s fourth Awcon title in six appearances, with Nigeria and she later became the first African player to play at five editions of the World Cup in France last year. Assessing the country’s recent poor run of form on the continent, the Henan Huishang defender, who will turn 37 in two weeks, insists they must work hard to remain the best in Africa.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Onome Ebi is doubtful about Nigeria’s chances of maintaining its continental dominance in the coming years following a nervy triumph over South Africa at the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations. Loading… last_img read more

Thunder On The Hill IMCA special this weekend at Mayetta

first_imgMAYETTA, Kan. – Feature events for four IMCA divi­sions are slated each night of Thun­der Hill Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20 Thun­der On The Hill Special.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified features pay $2,000 to win, a mini­mum of $200 to start, and are qualifying events for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both run for $700 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $400 to win and $75 to start.Purses are based on minimum 20-car fields. Friday’s Stock Car feature is the finale for the Dirt Track Central Jax Sports Grille Great Plains Series.An open practice will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 18. Gates open at 5 p.m. Pit passes are $15.Gates at Mayetta open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drivers’ meetings are at 6:30 p.m. both nights with hot laps and racing to follow.Grandstand admission each night is $15 for adults and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $35 a night or $60 for both Friday and Saturday.More information is available by calling 785 313-5140 or by emailing Great Plains Series top 20 point standings – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 327; 2. Jason Rog­ers, Selden, Kan., 309; 3. Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo., 290; 4. Perry Misner, Garden City, Kan., 283; 5. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 253; 6. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb., 251; 7. Casey Woken, Ogal­lala, Neb., 240; 8. Michael Pepper, Lakin, Kan., 174; 9. Justin Temeyer, Independence, Iowa, 166; 10. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 156; 11. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb., 154; 12. B.J. Wagoner, Colby, Kan., 141; 13. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb., 122; 14. Jason Davis, Norton, Kan., 112; 15. Scot Granzella, Salina, Kan., 102; 16. Casey Werkmeister, North Platte, Neb., 95; 17. Michael Meyer, Colby, Kan., 84; 18. Tyler Tipton, Weskan, Kan., 71; 19. Chad Borgman, Be­atrice, Neb., 69; 20. Cody Williams, Park, Kan., 68.last_img read more

Tyson Fury promoter rules out Anthony Joshua fight in 2020

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren admits a heavyweight title unification fight with Anthony Joshua is unlikely to come to fruition this year. The long-awaited Battle of Britain seemed set to take place later this year following Fury’s stunning seventh-round TKO victory over Deontay Wilder last month, which saw him claim the WBC heavyweight title. All that remained for the pair, 31 and 30 respectively, to face one another later this year was for them to win their upcoming fights against Wilder and Kubrat Pulev. The coronavirus outbreak, however, has thrown a major spanner into the works of what would be the biggest fight in the history of British boxing. The global pandemic has led to Fury’s trilogy fight with Wilder being postponed until October, meaning The Gypsy King would have to perform a quick turnaround to take part in an end-of-year clash with AJ. And Warren concedes the turnaround would be too much for the WBC king. When asked if the delayed Wilder fight means Fury won’t fight again 2020, the Queensbury Promotions chief said: “Exactly. “That will push that back to some time in February if that is the case.” Warren admits the postponement of the Wilder fight is less than ideal for Fury’s hopes of unifying the division later this year, saying: “We need the time to do the Wilder fight justice in terms of promotion, it won’t go on till the autumn. “The problem you have is also the training camps if they can’t do them properly, they can’t get in sparring partners from around the world. “Fighters also need a date to be fully focussed on. They want to be at their peak for a date so they need a date to train towards, we can’t give them any dates. “It is a blow as we would have liked to have got it done in the summer but it is what it is. The whole country is in the same boat, everything has gone on hold.” Fury versus Wilder 3 will reportedly take place in Las Vegas on October 3. A venue for the pair’s third meeting has not yet been finalised, although it’s understood the MGM Grand Garden Arena is in consideration to host the fight again. Warren has ruled out the prospect of the pair’s trilogy fight taking place behind closed doors, adding: “The 18th [of July] will not happen. “The commission in Nevada has said ‘no boxing’ for the foreseeable future and Las Vegas has closed down all the casinos – it’s like a ghost town there. “No-one knows what’s happening day to day, all we can do is hope for the best and push it back as far as possible so October looks like the date for the fight. “A fight between them behind closed doors just won’t happen – these guys are too big names to be fighting behind closed doors.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderGypsy KingKubrat PulevTyson Furylast_img read more

Rangel surprised by Caulker switch

first_img While Rangel, who played alongside Caulker for Swansea, believes he is an excellent signing for Cardiff, he also suggested the defender should be playing for a top-six side. He said: “Being an England international and playing for Spurs, with respect, you would expect him to go to a big club. He could play for Arsenal or these kind of teams. He’s gone to Cardiff for some reason, I didn’t expect it, but he knows he will probably be playing regularly, week-in, week-out. I think it will be a good move for him.” He added: “For a young defender he is a big lad, he is quick, he reads the game well and has good football in his boots. He is a complete centre-half for me.m He is still young but he is a great signing for Cardiff, he is also a nice lad and hopefully he will do well for himself.” Rangel also admits Caulker’s presence will add spice when he meets his former colleagues in November and February. “It will add more spice having an ex-Swansea footballer in the other side,” he said. “It will add more motivation seeing a player that has played here playing for our rivals. “These games are all about emotion and excitement. Whoever plays, Cardiff against Swansea is always going to be exciting, dangerous, whatever you want to call it. Hopefully things will go to our side and we will win it.” Caulker, who scored a goal on his England debut in the 4-2 friendly defeat to Sweden, for his part was delighted to have secured a move which he hopes will make him a regular Premier League starter. He told Cardiff City Player: “First and foremost I want to say how happy I am to have signed with Cardiff City Football Club. I’m delighted to be here and excited for this fresh challenge. Caulker joined the Bluebirds on a four-year contract on Wednesday evening after passing his medical. Press Association Sport understands Cardiff have paid an £8million fee to bring the 21-year-old in from White Hart Lane. Caulker enjoyed an excellent season on-loan with Cardiff’s Welsh rivals Swansea during the 2011-12 season, making 26 appearances for the Swans, and his acquisition is set to stoke the fires when the two sides meet in this season’s derby fixtures. Cardiff have pulled off a transfer coup with the club-record signing of Tottenham’s Steven Caulker, but his former team-mate Angel Rangel feels the England defender could have set his sights higher. Press Association “I spoke to the gaffer yesterday (Tuesday), liked what he had to say and am excited about the plans he has for the football club. You get the sense of excitement from everybody at the club in the build-up to the season’s kick-off at West Ham and I’m really looking forward to being part of it.” Caulker is Malky Mackay’s fourth signing of the summer and will provide stern competition for Mark Hudson and Ben Turner at the heart of the Bluebirds defence. Mackay has already added Danish striker Andreas Cornelius, Derby full-back John Brayford and Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore to his squad ahead of Cardiff’s maiden Barclays Premier League campaign. last_img read more

Mourinho: Lamps lights up Blues

first_img Press Association Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was full of praise for goalscorers Frank Lampard and Oscar following the 3-0 London derby win at West Ham. “He played very well,” Mourinho said. “We gave him the protection of Mikel to let him go forward a bit more. After that Lamps felt a bit more freedom to go and support and to arrive in shooting areas.” Lampard kissed the Chelsea badge on his shirt following his second goal at a ground where he began his career. Mourinho hopes to help the midfielder to a successful conclusion to his career. “I was his manager in the best period of his career and now I come back with him to enjoy the last period of his career,” said Mourinho, for whom Lampard was a mainstay in the side during his first spell as boss from June 2004 to September 2007. “When he has this relationship with the manager, I think he feels even more comfortable to enjoy himself. “He’s in a moment where he has nothing to prove – to you, to the fans, to me, to himself. He has nothing to prove. “He has just to enjoy the last years of his career, try to play the maximum he can, try to score because scoring was always something that was part of his DNA as a player, and enjoy life.” Mourinho would not be drawn on how long he expects Lampard, 36 next June, to continue, but believes Oscar has a long and bright future. Oscar won the spot-kick when he was upended by Jussi Jaaskelainen, who was trying to meet Guy Demel’s dreadful back-pass, and added a second when he forged forward unopposed. “He played fantastic,” Mourinho added. “It’s not easy to succeed in this football country when you have the talent he has and not the physical ability he doesn’t have, because he’s a fragile boy. “The talent is amazing and the kid can only improve.” Mourinho was asked if he expects a call from referees’ chief Mike Riley over the decision of referee Chris Foy not to dismiss Jaaskelainen for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity. Mourinho said: “I spoke with Chris Foy and he told me that it was not a red card. “If Chris Foy says it was not a red card and he was 10 metres away – I was 50 metres away – I don’t want to discuss. I think the referee was very good, the linesman the same. “Possible red card. If Chris Foy says no, okay, no.” The strikerless Hammers, who have now failed to score in seven of their 11 league matches this season, were booed at half-time and the conclusion. Manager Sam Allardyce said: “I don’t see why they shouldn’t boo when they’re not satisfied with what they’re seeing. I wasn’t satisfied with what I saw.” Allardyce made a double substitution five minutes prior to the interval, with Joe Cole marching down the tunnel after being taken off. “Somebody has to come off,” Allardyce said. “It’s frustrating, every player’s frustrated, because all every player ever does is think about themselves. I have to think about the bigger picture. “If he’s frustrated, that’s fine. Next time he gets the chance, he’s going to play so well for me that the last thing I could do is substitute him. “I brought the captain (Kevin Nolan) off in the end, because I didn’t think he drove the team on as much as he normally does.” Rarely has Allardyce made a double change in the first half and he was frustrated Modibo Maiga’s second-half effort did not put his side back in the game. “We got kicked in the teeth by giving the penalty away and then the reaction for us was that we were having to contain Chelsea too much, which I thought was going to lead to another goal,” Allardyce added. “So I made the decision, tried to get them on and unfortunately the other goal went in. “We play with a front man, we don’t play with a front man; we play with two front men, we don’t play with two front men. “At the moment it doesn’t matter what we play with in system terms, we’re creating chances and we’re not scoring. “We didn’t create too many chances today, but we did create a chance to get us back in the game and you should take it. Then who knows?” Lampard scored twice against his former club as Chelsea claimed a second away win in the Barclays Premier League this term, with Oscar also on target at Upton Park. The 35-year-old England midfielder converted a penalty and a trademark strike from the edge of the area to end a 10-match scoreless run in the Premier League and take his tally to five goals in his last five league games against the club he left in the summer of 2001. last_img read more

Scholars International school Fruta Conquerors 2-1

first_imgTHE second edition of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield began yesterday with Guyana’s Fruta Conquerors taking on Scholars International Sports Club of Cayman Islands, in the opening match at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Curacao.Their Group ‘A’ clash was the first of three matches scheduled for the same venue, while the other two matches to complete the day’s quota were to be run simultaneously at the Dr Antoine Maduro Stadium.Unfortunately, Fruta Conquerors were defeated 2-1 by Scholars International.Tomorrow, Fruta Conquerors take on Curacao’s Jong Holland at the same venue, which is home to Jong Holland. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:00hrs.Fruta Conquerors’ Derrick Carter is beaten as the Guyanese side went down to the Cayman Islands-based club in Curacao 2-0.Two days later, April 9, Conquerors are fixed to battle the Cubans, Santiago de Cuba, from 17:30hrs at the Dr Antoine Maduro Stadium.If Conquerors are successful and manage to find a way out of Group A, the quarterfinals are set for April 11 with the semifinals and final billed for April 13 and 15, respectively.The winners of the Caribbean Shield, will have the opportunity to face the fourth-place finishers of the 2019 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship in a playoff match to determine the fourth Caribbean representative in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.last_img read more