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Watch King Lear’s John Lithgow Talk Beards, Swagger & Upset New Yorkers

first_img King Lear Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 John Lithgow View Comments Is that Santa Claus?! A well-bearded John Lithgow, fresh off the Delacorte stage from a King Lear tech rehearsal, stopped by The Tonight Show on July 17. The Tony winner sat down to chat with Jimmy Fallon about his latest stint with Shakespeare in the Park, including the facial hair that comes with playing the titular king. “It’s making me feel nice and old,” Lithgow said, before going on to explain how the beard has changed his swagger. Unfortunately, not everyone is a fan, including a particularly pissed off New Yorker who just wants the Oscar nominee to shave. Check out the clip below as Lithgow teases just a snippet of a famous Act III monologue, then catch him in King Lear beginning July 22!last_img read more

Malaysia moving ahead with five solar projects totaling almost 500MW

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Five projects totaling almost 500 MW have been successful in Malaysia’s third large-scale solar tender, the Malaysian energy commission Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) announced.The regulator has shortlisted five consortia that are ready to develop photovoltaic (PV) projects of up to 100 MW. The total volume of the awarded capacity is 490.88 MW, official documents show.Financial details about the winning bids were not disclosed. ST said the selection was based on the most competitive offered prices.All of the projects selected through the competitive bidding process under Malaysia’s Large Scale Solar (LSS) programme will be installed in Peninsular Malaysia and are scheduled for completion in 2021. The third round of the scheme was initiated last February and was massively oversubscribed, luring 6.7 GW of proposals. Bids in the tender round came as low as MYR 0.178 (USD 0.0434/EUR 0.0389) per kWh, according to local media.The LSS mechanism was introduced by the Malaysian government in 2016 to replace feed-in tariffs (FiTs). The awarded capacity in the first two tender rounds was 450 MW and 536 MW, respectively.[Veselina Petrova]More: Malaysia shortlists 491 MW of projects in 3rd solar tender Malaysia moving ahead with five solar projects totaling almost 500MWlast_img read more

Credit card management: What nobody is talking about

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a recent post we discussed EMV technology in our article “Why the World Will NOT End When Chargeback Liability Shifts.” The EMV Chargeback Liability Shift in October is a hot topic for credit unions, banks, retailers, and consumers, with a lot of talk about the impact it will have on card security. When it comes to face-to-face (Card Present) transactions, there is great hope that using chip-enabled cards will reduce a significant portion of credit card fraud. But one topic getting little to no attention among the hype is what impact EMV will have on Card Not Present transactions.Even though EMV’s actual impact from a technology and liability standpoint only deals in the Card Present space, research has shown, and experts are predicting, that its adoption will only make our card security problem in the US worse. According to a report from Payment Source, many believe the United States’ transition to EMV may be too little too late:EMV will help reduce fraud at point of sale, but that matters less and less as shoppers continue to migrate to online platforms, especially mobile ones. For example, just 29% of shopping events are “in-person only” today, according to the Marketing Research Association.Where shoppers go, fraudsters follow. Card-not-present (CNP) fraud—typically from purchases made online or via a mobile device—was about $10 billion in 2014, according to Javelin Research and Strategy. Point-of-sale (POS) fraud, by comparison, was $6 billion in 2014. continue reading »last_img read more

Debbie Matz and Mark McWatters detail regulatory relief perspectives

first_imgNCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz and Board Member J. Mark McWatters outlined their views on regulatory relief in speeches before a credit union conference in Washington Monday.Matz provided an overview of actions taken in 2015 as part of the agency’s regulatory relief initiative. She pointed also to the agency’s field-of-membership proposal, supported by NAFCU and expected, she noted, to be finalized this year. McWatters, meanwhile, presented an outline for relief that would include, among other things, more reliance on supervision over new rules, infrequent on-site examinations and the ability to appeal exam findings before an impartial body. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Greece’s new tourism campaign focuses on hospitality

first_img“We really need to understand how much we can offer through our hospitality and how much we are loved for it… Hospitality does not only mean perfect accommodation conditions… It is also the kindness and smile of the locals”, Concluded Dretta. The campaign was unveiled on Wednesday by private Greek marketing travel company Marketing Greece. Ioanna Dretta, the company’s CEO, presented the video to the audience of the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens. And while the sun and sea are still the main features of Greece, the main goal of the campaign is to emphasize the wider tourist offer as Greece supports the uniqueness and travel experience that visitors can experience. Visual campaign / discovergreece.com The wide variety of offers, nature, culture, gastronomy and the very way of life of Greece, are presented in a new tourist campaign for foreign markets called “Oh My Greece | Unlock the Feeling. Greek tourism in 2018 recorded a positive increase. Specifically, in the period between January and September 2018, over 26 million tourists visited Greece, while tourism revenues increased by 9,1 percent, reaching 14,2 billion euros. The CEO of Marketing Greece emphasizes that a Greek tourism product can be a blend of nature, culture, gastronomy, habits and lifestyle, but it also provides something more direct: Greek hospitality.center_img Greek hoteliers made as much as 51,6 percent more profit than in the same period in 2017, reports the Greek tourism guide. The two-minute video shows a series of photos focused on the hospitality of locals who attract foreign travelers to the country to experience a real Greek holiday, the one after which they will say “Oh My Greece”. You can find more about the “Oh My Greece” campaign HERE. “We want to enrich the visitor experience with even more details. There is always more Greece to see… Greece that promises original, unique and authentic experiences”, Said Dretta during the presentation of the campaign. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

Kvaerner hired to recycle three Aker BP’s platforms

first_img Posted: 3 months ago Valhall field; Source: Aker BP The Aker BP-operated Valhall and Hod fields have since production started in 1982 produced more than one billion barrels of oil equivalents. After the new production and accommodation platform came in 2013, some of the oil installations will be removed. Aker BP has given Allseas, with Kvaerner as a subcontractor, the assignment to remove and decommission the drilling platform and the production platform from the Valhall field, in addition to the unmanned Hod platform that is connected to Valhall. Posted: 3 months ago The project also includes three jackets and four bridges. The first structures are expected to arrive Stord in 2022. The drilling platform, the process platform and one jacket from the Valhall field will be delivered first, while Hod and the remaining structures are planned to arrive in 2025. “Combined, these measures enable us to handle these types of projects in a safe manner”. The contract involves a combined weight of 33,000 tonnes, as well as options for another 5,000 tonnes. Kvaerner has already started the decommissioning of the old Valhall accommodation platform but has now been awarded additional removal work on the field. Magnus Kise, SVP decommissioning projects in Kvaerner, said: “In this project, we will also utilise a newly developed automatic cutting machine for pipes and beams, which will reduce the need for manual work significantly and thus reduce risk. The original Hod platform was the first unmanned platform on the Norwegian continental shelf when it started production in 1990.center_img Categories: The assignment will at peak provide work for around 100 persons. Kvaerner said on Tuesday. Aker BP has also recently submitted its plans for development and operation for the Hod project to the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Kvaerner has been awarded by Allseas a contract to dismantle and recycle three large topsides, three jackets, and four bridges from Aker BP’s Valhall and Hod fields located offshore Norway. Aker BP hands in Hod development plans The structures will be removed from the field by Allseas, and delivered to Kvaerner’s decommissioning facilities at Stord where they will be dismantled and recycled. Project & Tenders The method work will begin later this year, while detail offshore mapping and engineering work will start in 2021. In related news, Kvaerner has recently been awarded a contract for delivering the topside and steel substructure for the new, unmanned wellhead platform at the Hod field. First oil from the new Hod platform – which will be named Hod B – is planned for the first quarter of 2022.last_img read more

Theys tames IMCA Modified field at 141

first_imgBy Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (May 31) – Brad Theys tamed the 29-car IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modi­fied field Saturday at 141 Speedway. Russ Reinwald started on the pole and looked to contend for a trip to the winner’s circle before lap eight mechanical woes ended his chances. Mark Joski inherited the lead with Theys and Kyle Kudick in tow. A three-wide battle on lap 11 proved the game changer. Theys powered by the duo on the bottom and set sail. A final caution was all that slowed Theys in his dash to the checkered flag. He jetted away from the field over the final five laps to pick up his first IMCA win of the season. Mike Mullen charged through the field and passed Kudick late in the race for the runner-up posi­tion. R.M. VanPay and Jared Siefert rounded out the top five.Troy Muench also picked up his first win of the season, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Brian Bruechert was also a first-time winner in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.last_img read more

Moyes wants Welbeck to stay

first_img When asked about Welbeck’s future following United’s 2-0 defeat at Everton, Moyes said: “Danny Welbeck is really important to me and I really value him. “There have been lots of stories. I can only tell you Danny Welbeck is really important to me and really important to Manchester United.” Welbeck, an academy graduate born in Manchester, came off the bench after 75 minutes at Goodison Park, but could not find the net as United stumbled to their latest defeat of a wretched season. David Moyes insists Danny Welbeck has an important role to play at Manchester United despite speculation the striker wants to leave Old Trafford. Press Associationcenter_img Reports suggest Welbeck has grown tired of a lack of first-team football under Moyes and wants to leave Old Trafford. Welbeck has scored 10 times in 32 United appearances this season, but he apparently has become frustrated at playing out on the wing. last_img read more

“Perfect goal” gives MDI girls’ soccer team late win over EHS

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Looking to conjure up a late goal, Lelia Weir put the ball where only her teammate could reach it.Less than four minutes remained in Thursday’s game against Ellsworth when Weir, a sophomore midfielder on the Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team, stepped up to take a corner kick. Spotting her teammate, Daisy Granholm, 30 yards away, Weir put her right boot to the ball and sent it flying toward the middle of the 6-yard box.Had Weir’s kick been even 3-4 inches higher, it would’ve soared over Granholm’s head; had it been 6 inches lower, Ellsworth goalkeeper Kayla Duhaime would’ve gathered the ball with ease. Instead, it flew squarely onto Granholm’s forehead, producing a wide-open header to break open a game that seemed destined for a scoreless draw.Weir and Granholm’s connection with 3 minutes, 44 seconds left to play Thursday gave MDI a 1-0 win over Ellsworth at Del Luce Stadium. The goal stretched the Trojans’ winning streak to nine games with the regular season reaching the home stretch and playoff time approaching.Ellsworth and MDI players chase after the ball during the first half of a high school girls’ soccer game Oct. 10 at Del Luce Stadium. The Trojans stretched their winning streak to nine games with the victory. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“That was the perfect goal,” MDI head coach May Dow said. “Lelia takes great corner kicks, and she was able to get it to the exact spot where Daisy could head it [into the net]. It was two awesome players making an awesome play.”Ellsworth got the first major scoring opportunity when Sara Shea was fouled in the penalty area inside two minutes, but the game remained scoreless as Addi Laslie’s penalty kick went inches wide of the left post. Laslie made amends at the other end of the pitch moments later, though, as she snuffed out a promising MDI attack that nearly put Granholm in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper.Midway through the opening half, Duhaime was forced to leave the game temporarily after suffering a minor injury. Yet she returned after just five minutes to make a pair of key saves, and the Eagles (5-6) were able to withstand MDI’s remaining first-half scoring threats to keep the score level going into the break.MDI (10-1) forced Duhaime into another save in the opening minutes of the second, but the next 20 minutes belonged to Ellsworth as the home team controlled possession in the midfield and threatened offensively through junior Lexi Rossi. Yet the Trojans survived the Eagles’ barrage through solid goalkeeping from Sabine Costello-Sanders and were able to go back on the attack in the final 10-15 minutes.“We started winning more balls and started pushing forward,” Weir said of the Trojans’ resurgence late in the second half. “The time was starting to wind down, and we had to show how much we wanted it.”MDI put the ball in the back of the net with six minutes left to play, but the goal was nullified as the Trojans were called for a handball. Yet the visitors got another opportunity when an Ellsworth clearance behind the goal line set up the deciding corner kick, and neither Weir nor Granholm let that chance go to waste.MDI’s Rachel Leonard and Ellsworth’s Lexi Rossi battle for the ball during the second half of a high school girls’ soccer game Oct. 10 at Del Luce Stadium. The teams will meet again at 6 p.m. Oct 21 in Bar Harbor. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThe game-winner marked the 35th goal of the year for Granholm and the 16th assist of the year for Weir. The two have formed one of Class B North’s deadliest attacking tandems this season with every one of Weir’s assists to date going to Granholm.“I love playing with Daisy,” Weir said. “She’s been such a difference maker for us this year. She’s a great player and a great captain for our team.”The 77th-minute goal marked the latest opening score for MDI all season. Ellsworth’s use of Laslie and Sawyer as part of a back three instead of as attackers gave the Eagles the speed needed to mark Granholm, who was nearly held scoreless for the first time this year.“Those girls are great soccer players,” Dow said. “They have a lot of speed, and with the knowledge of the game they have, they can play back there and do very well. They did a great job of marking Daisy.”The game was Senior Night for Ellsworth’s Silvana Diaz, Marissa Havey, Alicia Kelly, Audrey Ward and Emma Whitney. The 10th-place Eagles will play on the road against Maine Central Institute (6-5) at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.MDI will face No. 2 Hermon (10-0) on the road at 1:30 p.m. Monday. That game will have plenty on the line with the Trojans aiming to avenge their only loss thus far and Granholm needing just two goals to set the team’s single-season record, but the primary task, Dow said, is for MDI to play the Hawks tougher than it did Sept. 9.“When we played Hermon down [in Bar Harbor], we didn’t give them our best game,” Dow said. “We had a few moments in that one where we broke down, and they capitalized. Our girls are ready to step up this time and give them a battle.” Biolast_img read more

Nancy say Diakite deal is agreed

first_imgNancy president Jacques Rousselot says the club have agreed a deal with QPR for midfielder Samba Diakite.The Mali international, who has been representing his country at the Africa Cup of Nations, has also been a target for Lyon.But R’s boss Mark Hughes is hopeful of signing Diakite, 23, on an initial loan deal and the player’s move is expected to be confirmed on Monday.AdChoices广告Rousselot told L’Equipe: “It will be a loan with an option to buy if QPR are still in the Premier League at the end of the season.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more