Bruce Willis & Mary-Louise Parker Will Announce Tony Nominations

first_imgFilm star Bruce Willis, who will make his Broadway debut later this year in Misery, and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker will co-host the 2015 Tony Award nominations on April 28. The nominations will be aired live at 8:30AM ET.As previously reported, the 69th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7. An emcee for the festivities will be announced soon. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Broadway productions must officially open by April 23 to be considered eligible for a 2015 Tony Award nomination.Willis’ extensive film career includes memorable roles in movies such as The Sixth Sense, the Die Hard series, Twelve Monkeys and The Fifth Element. He took home an Emmy and Golden Globe for his performance in the 1985 drama series Moonlighting. Parker most recently appeared on Broadway in The Snow Geese. In addition to Proof, the Emmy winner earned Tony nominations for Reckless and Prelude to a Kiss. She will soon return to the stage in Heisenberg. This isn’t the first time Willis and Parker have teamed up—they appeared together on screen in Red and Red 2. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016 Misery Mary-Louise Parkerlast_img read more

Multinational Training in Chile

first_imgBy Dialogo January 01, 2010 A good exercise. It shows the strength of Chile. It would be convenient if we could see more images regarding the operations and teams used in the development of such. I say it as a Chilean with a big heart and proud of what he has, as a human and as a physicist-technologist. I would appreciate knowing where to get such images. If there are any. Two international military exercises took place in Chile in 2009: Salitre and Southern Star. Salitre 2009, hosted by the Chilean Air Force, or FACh, helped build cooperative capability to respond to humanitarian crises and promote regional security. It was held Oct. 19-30 at the Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta, northern Chile. The exercise involved 60 airplanes and 400 participants from the United States, Brazil, Argentina and France, while Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico and Bolivia were observer countries. The Salitre 2009 scenario was based on a fictitious country (Tarapacá and its capital, Iquique) that invaded the Antofagasta region. During the exercise, five air forces simulated participation in a multinational peacekeeping operation to pressure Tarapacá to comply with international treaties. “We are going to show the FACh capacity to operate with allied air forces,” Chilean Air General Ricardo Ortega told the Military Forces Channel. “Antofagasta is at war with Iquique: The war is fictitious; the training is real,” he said. The first goal was to stop military action against civilians, and the second was to provide humanitarian assistance to the population. The entire scenario tested two major arenas: air operations, and command and control. FACh has had four Salitre exercises. In 2000 and 2002, it was a national exercise with U.S. involvement, and in 2004, four countries participated. Southern Star 2009 is an annual multinational training exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command. It was held Oct. 18-31 and involved special operations forces from Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, the United States and Chile. The scenario painted a picture of insurgent control, oppression of the population, kidnappings, turmoil and death for the people of the fictitious Republic of Morado. Multinational stabilization forces were unable to control the insurgent attacks and requested assistance from the United Nations. The purpose of the exercise was to build participating nations’ capabilities to function as a multinational force and increase their ability to deal with transnational threats. This was the third and largest year for Southern Star, with nearly 850 participants. Each country’s military sent a selection of special operations forces and support specialists from their army, navy, air force and marine components. The multinational force conducted missions such as reconnaissance, direct action, combat search and rescue, maritime interdiction, hostage rescue and medical evacuation. The training was on the ground, in the air and at sea. “This was a great opportunity for everyone to see how important it is to work together,” said Chilean Air Force Maj. Claudio Alcázar Sichel. “On the MIO [Maritime Interdiction Operation], we had Air Force snipers in Army helicopters while Marines were seizing the enemy’s boat.” Chilean Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command Southlast_img read more

5 Products That Will Protect You from The Sun

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. These innovative products will give you the extra protection you need from the sun before beach season returns.FIGHT THE SOLARRandolph sunglasses were developed with aviation in mind using Randolph SkyTec™ lens technology. Infinity lenses, with their metallic lenses and matte chrome detail, offer Lite Lens™ technology with 100 percent UVA/UVB protection, $229 at randolphusa.comHOLE IN ONEGolf in style with KINONA designer golf tunic top with V-neckline and three-quarter length sleeve ($109) and golf crop pant that features a full waistband design that gives you that smooth, flawless look ($129). Made from Italian fabric that offers UPF 50-plus protection at kinonasport.comLUXURY SKINCARE WITH SPF PROTECTIONGet full coverage with 100 percent mineral-based sunscreen by Luxury Organic that contains zinc and titanium and protects against UVA/UVB. It’s non-greasy and tinted formula that blends with all skin tones, $64 at luxuryorganik.comCOVER UP, DO GOODThe Cabana Life Road Map Cover Up with butterfly sleeves and a drawstring waist is flattering for any figure. The UPF 50-plus sun protection garment is made of nylon/spandex. This month the company is teaming up with the American Academy of Dermatology to support their Spot Skin Cancer free screening program by offering $20 off on any purchase with the proceeds going to AAD’s Spot Skin Cancer to help someone get a free skin cancer screening, $100 at cabanalife.comSWIMSUITS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SWOONThe Submarine in White Sand swimsuit by Summer Salt, a company that celebrates women. Each designer suit is made from from fabric that is UPF 50 plus and recycled textiles, $95 at gosummersalt.comlast_img read more

Windsor teacher urges unity between school officials, families for back-to-school

first_imgWINDSOR (WBNG) — A Windsor High School teacher spoke out Monday with a message of unity for back-to-school.Brendan Curtin is an English language arts teacher at Windsor High School. “It’s not just teachers and administrators that have to put together a school plan so that students can be safe, students have an active role in this, parents have an active role and we’re all going to be working together if it’s going to be successful,” said Curtin.For specific information on what reopening plans look like in Windsor, as well as other districts and what students roles play in them, click here. With so much preparation from the administration with guideline, reopening plans and cleaning, he’s urging students and families to make sure they are also doing their part to keep everyone safe.center_img Whether that’s discussing and planning for mask wearing or other protocols put in place, he wants to make sure everyone is working together for this common goal.last_img read more

Waste disposal

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Buyers splash millions at Yarrabilba as developer gears up for another strong year

first_imgYarrabilba will eventually be home to more than 45,000 people.DEVELOPER Lend Lease has revealed it sold $120 million worth of land in its Yarrabilba estate in 2016.Buyers snapped up 679 blocks last year, taking the total sales to 2500 lots since the project was launched in early 2012.It is the developer’s fastest-growing community with Lend Lease expecting to sell more than 500 blocks in 2017.The 2029ha site, which will take 30 years to develop, will ultimately be home to more than 45,000 people.Lend Lease Queensland communities general manager Guy Gibson said the developer was setting another new benchmark with its use of sustainable materials in the project, which showcases its largest timber sales and information centre. Made entirely from cross-laminated timber the interactive sales centre includes a range of family-friendly features and entertainment.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAn innovative building material, CLT is an alternative to concrete and steel with a lower carbon footprint than other building materials. The production process produces zero waste, and timbers are sourced from certified sustainably managed forests.“ The sales centre is setting a new benchmark.The use of CLT in the construction of the sales and information centre creates a sustainable, cost-effective, safe and innovative solution that sets us apart from our competitors,” Mr Gibson said. “The outcome is a seemingly permanent display facility with something for everyone to enjoy.”The Yarrabilba sales centre was designed with customers in mind and features four interactive touch screens which connect to video walls, giving visitors a new digital platform to compare designs, floor plans and lot sizes.There is an on-site cafe and children are kept busy with iPads, a cubby house, children’s library and playground.The display village features 39 new home designs, shaded areas, an events lawn with giant television screen, plus an observation tower with views over Yarrabilba. Sculpture art work is due to be installed later this year.last_img read more

When the ‘cat’ won’t fit it’s time for a new house

first_imgThe Boseley’s ‘cat’, Samibella, at 13 Australia Court before the new pontoon was built. A lovely place to sit and watch life on the canals.“Everybody helps everybody else, there are no disputes.“I think the water keeps you very serene, it just makes everybody happy.”The couple have lived at Australia Court for 15 years. This could be your happy place.The two-level house is on a 702sq m block with a 20.9m canal frontage and its own private pontoon.The double brick house has a staircase and flooring made from Jarrah hardwood. CHECK OUT THE AUCTIONS PLANNED FOR BRISBANE THIS WEEKEND There is deep water access to Moreton Bay from this canal home.But Mrs Boseley is already missing canal living.“It’s addictive to live on a canal,’’ she said.“Because my ducks come in the morning and I feed them, and herons used to visit me daily.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“It’s beautiful watching the boats coming up and down the canal. “We had another canal home but the pontoon was too small for the boat,” Helen Boseley said.“We moved here, and it was perfect for this pontoon.”Helen and Brian Boseley are downsizing the boat and the house, moving to Brighton with a seven metre Steber fishing boat that fits on a trailer.Their four-bedroom canal home at 13 Australia Court, Newport with deep water access to Moreton Bay, is going to auction on November 10. The two main bedrooms have their own ensuites.“My bedroom looks straight down the canal and always has the sea breezes but I do like the kitchen with the big window overlooking the pool.” Eat, sleep, sail and repeat at this beautiful Newport address. Moor the cat and catch-up with friends in your own bistro-style outdoor area.The master bedroom has an ensuite and balcony access and there is a second bedroom with an ensuite. Canal breezes flow through every room.The open-plan living areas lead out to private decks and the canal. Now this is a pontoon fit for a cat that’s been around the world.The Boseley family upsized their canal home because their ‘cat’ needed more room.Now they have a Steber and are moving to Brighton.Samibella was the name of the 12 metre Prout Escale catamaran which had sailed the world before coming to the Newport canals.last_img read more

Boom time for first-time buyers undeterred by coronavirus; plus where they are buying in Brisbane

first_imgFor those looking for apartments, inner-city suburbs such as Kangaroo Point, Toowong and Taringa ruled, with Brisbane City coming out top.Industry experts say a dip in house prices coupled with rock-bottom interest rates, the government’s 5 per cent deposit scheme and reduced competition from investors had put those looking to enter the market for the first time in a strong buying position.Nerida Conisbee, the chief economist at REA, said that in a market where most buyers had dropped off it was surprising that first-time buyers remained active. You get more bang for your buck in Griffin, the top suburb for first-homebuyers seeking a house. This house at 1060 Dohles Rocks Road is on a flat 607m2 waterfront block with a 12m x 7m shed.“These buyers don’t like a fast-moving market. They tend to back off property in these climates because they are cautious.” she said.She said the government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme was helping to keep this group active. The scheme, which kicked off in January, enables first-time buyers to purchase a home with just a 5 per cent deposit, which is backed by the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation. So far 10,000 places have been made available, with a further 10,000 to be released in July. Graham Cooke, insights manager at Finder, a comparison website, said that the downturn in the market could present a window for cashed-up Aussies ready to buy.“ Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:16Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:16 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCameron Kusher’s update on COVID-19 and the market02:16 First-time buyers Rachel and Cory Wittleton with their pup Oslo. Photo: Tertius PickardFirst-time buyers are the best placed to take advantage of the property market downturn caused by COVID-19, according to industry experts.Queenslanders are taking up the challenge, with coronavirus failing to deter them from their house hunt. Figures from the property website Realestate.com.au show that first-time buyer inquiries were up 23 per cent across the state between January and March, the height of the pandemic, compared with the same period last year. Over the past 12 months to March Queensland and the ACT were the only states to register rises in the double digits, with 138 Bennetts Road, Norman Park, attracted 38 viewings over the Easter weeked, 36 of which were by first-home buyersQueensland recording a 12 per cent surge and the ACT 56 per cent.The research also revealed the top Brisbane suburbs where first-time buyers were looking for a home. Newer suburbs such as Forest Lake, Springfield Lakes and North Lakes were high up in the mix for houses, among more established areas such as Kedron, Shailer Park and Oxley. 1. Griffin2. Forest Lake3. Shailer Park4. Springfield Lakes5. Oxley6. North Lakes7. Rochedale South8. Bracken Ridge9. Kallangur10. Kedron Anger over QLD plan to pass laws to make landlords foot the bill HOUSES If you’re one of the first-time buyers who missed out on the 2019 price dip, 2020 could provide a second bite at the apple.” Ms Conisbee agreed: “Given that prices at the moment will probably be below the norm, first-time buyers have the potential to make gains once the market picks up again.“There are some competitive deals around, and with new developments buyers may pick up some added extras that they may not have ordinarily received,” she said.Another reason why first-time buyers may find the current market favourable is a drop off in investors looking for properties. 20310/15 Beesley St, West End, in Brisbane City is on the market and will go to auction on May 1 through Ray White Brisbane“Investors are out of the market at the moment, so it’s a good time for first-time buyers to be in it; there’s less competition,” Ms Conisbee said.The Reserve Bank of Australia last week cemented in further certainty for borrowers by keeping the interest rate on hold at a historic low of 0.25 per cent.According to Caroline Jean-Baptiste, the owner of Mortgage Choice, most first-time buyers have spent up to the past five years saving and if they have a secure income they were in a comfortable position to step into the market at the moment.In fact, she said a lot of first-steppers would be looking for a good deal as properties from distressed sellers hit the market. Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee believes now is a good time for first-time homebuyers to get on to the property ladder.“People have learnt from other crises we have been through, where we have seen that severe drop-off and then consistent recovery. I would say some first-home buyers can see this is going to happen over the next few months and if they don’t get in now, the may find themselves having to wait again. They’re hoping to catch the bottom of the market.”She said when the time was right it would be first-home buyers who benefitted the most.“There will be more stock coming on to the market, which means more choice and more power to negotiate. First-time buyers will be the ones with the power.” Cory and Rachel Wittleton, who live in a rented apartment in South Brisbane, are looking for their first home after spending the past 12 months saving for a deposit. While their dream house would be a “Queenslander in New Farm”, the couple are realistic about where they can afford to buy. Springfield Lakes is a top area for first-time buyer. Pick up this three-bedroom cottage-style character home for $349,000 through La Vie Property Solutions.“New Farm would be ideal,” Mr Whittleton laughed, “but we don’t have those kinds of funds, so realistically something around Norman Park, Wilston or Paddington is affordable for us.“As long as it’s somewhere within 5km to 10km of the city.“We did put an offer in on a place, but it fell over. It turned out it had some issues, but there are others. There seems to be quite a lot of activity going on.”The couple say coronavirus has not deterred them in any way from their search.“We might be able to get a good deal,” Mr Wittleton said. “We had previously looked at buying a townhouse in a development, but buying off plan wasn’t ideal for us so we let that idea go,” he said.One of the properties the couple viewed over the Easter weekend was in Brisbane’s Norman Park. The property at 138 Bennetts Road attracted 38 inspections, 36 of which were with first-time buyers. 3-40 MacDonnell St, Toowoong, on sale through Dixon for offers of more than $449,000, has been popular with first-time buyers because of its proximity to the CBD and the fact you can walk to everything.The agent Stuart McCrae of Place Coorparoo said that from what he experienced over the weekend, COVID-19 was in no way having an impact on this sector of the market.“The fundamentals of real estate are so strong and the interest rates are so low, that for a lot of first-home buyers the mortgage repayments are equal, if not lower than, their current rent, so regarding COVID-19 that has had no impact.” Mr McCrae said that, aside from the surprise entrant of Ascot, where the average property price is more than $1 million, the top ten list of suburbs where first-time buyers were seeking apartments were good choices, along with places such as Carina.“These suburbs are where first-home buyers can get more bang for their buck,” he said,“so it makes sense that they would buy in these sister suburbs that back on to or neighbour Brisbane’s more sought-after areas.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoWhen it comes to houses, Manish Bedi of Smartline mortgage advisors, which covers the suburbs of Bracken Ridge and Springfield Lakes, said these areas, where there were a lot of new developments, were always a draw for first-time buyers, especially with young families, because the blocks were large and offered value for money.Mr McCrae said most of the areas were in the next ring outside the Brisbane circle, with the attraction being the average house price, which sits in the $500,000s, making them more affordable for those trying to get on to the ladder.TOP FIRST-TIME BUYER SUBURBS Five reasons why first-home buyers should buy right now RELATED NEWS House values could fall after record drop in confidence 1. Brisbane City2. Annerley3. Taringa4. Toowong5. Coorparoo6. Kangaroo Point7. Mount Gravatt East8. Nundah9. South Brisbane10. Ascot Source: Realestate.com.au APARTMENTSlast_img read more

Thiago Silva eyes Premier League glory with Chelsea

first_imgThiago Silva has set his sights on winning the Premier League title with Chelsea, insisting he does not lack motivation in the twilight of his career. The defender joined Frank Lampard’s side from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in August and is waiting to make his Blues debut after being granted a longer break than his new team-mates. Loading… The Brazil centre-back clocked 36 today, but he does not agree with suggestions he is past his best and will not be able to cope with the physical demands of the Premier League Silva plans to feature at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and is targeting silverware with Chelsea after eight successful years with PSG, who won the French title and reached the Champions League final last season. “What motivates me, day by day, is the hunger to win; to win everything within my reach,” Silva told Chelsea’s website on Monday. “Coming to the Premier League, my main goal is to win the league title and I’m certain that we’ll be fighting for that every step of the way.” Read Also: Barcelona, Suarez part ways, nears Atletico switch “The club has gone a few years without spending big money, without regenerating the squad, but now we’re starting again on a new journey with some big signings,” Silva said. “I hope that this reboot will bring the same success as the club has enjoyed in the past.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea have spent around £200 million ($255 million) on Frank Lampard’s close-season rebuild, with Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell all joining as well as Silva. Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is also expected to arrive soon as Chelsea seek to improve on last season’s fourth-place finish in the Premier League. Lampard’s side finished 33 points behind champions Liverpool, who beat them 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to underscore the gap between the teams. Silva wants to help Chelsea overhaul Liverpool and his experience and leadership could prove key elements in a defence that has been creaky since Lampard took charge last year. “As I’ve said before, the prospect of playing at the next World Cup is another thing that really drives me,” he added. “I’ll be more or less 38 years old by the time of the next World Cup and I’m hugely motivated to be in good shape for it.” Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffeelast_img read more

May is National Foster Care Month

first_imgBatesville, In. — National Foster Care Month, observed each May, recognizes the important role foster parents, child welfare professionals and other community members play in the lives of foster children.It is estimated that 442,000 kids and teens across the nation are unable to stay in their own homes because of abuse or neglect, and as of March 2019, over 14,500 of these children live in Indiana.To raise awareness of the number of children in Indiana’s foster care system, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) will host events this month throughout the state promoting opportunities to help our state’s most vulnerable children.This year, the General Assembly passed legislation during the 2019 session to support DCS and Indiana’s foster children.For example, our state’s next two-year budget allocates $502 million in additional funding to DCS.Senate Enrolled Act 1 gives foster parents a stronger voice by creating a process for them to share their recommendations about a child’s welfare with the court system.Another bill passed this year, House Enrolled Act 1006, implements recommendations from the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group to improve DCS based on its 2018 review of the agency.Click here to learn more about National Foster Care Month.To learn more about becoming a foster parent, visit in.gov/dcs.The Batesville Christian Church holds an Adoptive Parent Support Group meeting sponsored by The Villages of Indiana on the fourth Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Meetings will not be held on federal holidays.last_img read more