WHY WE LOVE ITThe obvious aside, we just really appreciate the irony of Mandy Patinkin singing “Sometimes people leave you halfway through the wood” in the middle of a desert. Oh, and did we mention that he is literally playing SATAN in this?! Perhaps this is better without context, but here goes: On a Season 7 episode of Touched by an Angel, Patinkin guest starred as a alluring gentleman who offers to help Monica (Roma Downey) after she witnesses a building explosion. But she sees right through him, for he is really the devil who has taken on a human form—a human who can magically change from white to black suits. Hey, better the devil who sings Sondheim than the devil who don’t, right?LOOK OUT FOR…1:05. The most dramatic release of a garment since The Light in the Piazza. Then 1:22…not so much.MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT Mandy Patinkin OVERALL CAMP FACTORTwo thumbs way up: one for Monica’s musical theater-themed desert mirages, and one for Patinkin’s ability to sing rounds with himself. Star Files We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in! View Comments
The minister for families, Elena Bonetti, called the latest ISTAT data “shocking” and said it showed “the terribly high cost that young generations have had to pay in terms of hope for the future and personal fulfillment.”But for migrant arrivals in Italy, the drop in the resident population would have amounted to some 844,000 in the last five years, the equivalent of its fourth largest city, Turin.The number of Italians moving abroad rose 8.1% year-on-year, in 2019, while immigrant arrivals declined by 8.6%.Foreigners accounted for 8.8% of the resident population at the end of last year, meaning Italians amounted to 54.9 million. There is no planned formal route for lower-skilled workers to enter Britain, although seasonal and sector-specific schemes may be created. Bolzano, on the northern border with Austria, was the only Italian province in which births exceeded deaths in 2019, while the death rate was highest in the northwestern coastal region of Liguria.The total population fell by 189,000 to 60.25 million, the fifth straight year of decline, meaning that since 2014 Italy has lost some 551,000 residents, roughly the equivalent of its sixth largest city, Genoa.Italy’s economy has barely grown in the last 20 years and stagnant wages and poor job prospects are widely blamed for Italians’ reluctance to have babies and the exodus abroad of its young people.The country’s economic situation has worsened dramatically this year due to the coronavirus emergency, with gross domestic product forecast to fall by around 10%. Topics : The number of babies born in Italy hit a new record low in 2019, the population shrank and more Italians moved abroad, national statistics office ISTAT said on Monday.Italy’s demographic crisis, with a dwindling population and ageing workforce, is one reason for its chronically stagnant economy, economists say — and the situation is getting worse.Births dropped by some 19,000 to 420,000 last year, the lowest level since the unification of Italy in 1861, ISTAT said, while deaths totaled 634,000.
March 09, 2017 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration has filed a lawsuit against IBM for their fraud and failures related to the Unemployment Compensation Modernization System project. The project was awarded to IBM in a fixed-price contract for $109.9 million with a completion date of February 2010. The contract was allowed to lapse in 2013.“All told, Pennsylvania taxpayers paid IBM nearly $170 million for what was supposed to be a comprehensive, integrated, and modern system that it never got,” Governor Wolf said. “Instead, the Department of Labor and Industry has been forced to continue to support many of its UC program activities through a collection of aging, costly legacy systems, incurring tens of millions of dollars in server, support and maintenance costs.”As delays and costs mounted, a July 2013 independent assessment of the IBM project recommended that DLI not continue with the project because of the high risk of failure.Accordingly, because IBM’s benefits system presented unacceptable risks and would be unreliable, DLI allowed the UCMS contract to lapse on its September 28, 2013 expiration date. At that point, the UCMS project was 45 months behind schedule and $60 million over budget.The administration’s suit, filed on behalf of the Department of Labor and Industry, assert claims for breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, constructive fraud, and fraudulent concealment.The lawsuit was filed today in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Wolf Administration Sues IBM Over Delayed, Costly Unemployment Compensation System Upgrade SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Australia’s LNG player, Santos, further clarified the media comments regarding a preliminary agreement between ENN and Harbour Energy (Harbour) for a joint bid for Santos takeover.Initially, Santos said it was unaware of any agreements between ENN and Harbour.ENN has since advised Santos that media reports were not an accurate translation of their announcement and should be interpreted as an intention to engage with Harbour and that no agreement has been reached between Harbour and ENN.Santos confirms that the strategic agreement between Santos, ENN and Hony Capital (Hony) from June 2017 remains in effect.This requires ENN and Hony to procure the exercise of voting and disposal rights attaching to their Santos shares in accordance with a majority recommendation of the Santos board in relation to a third-party change of control proposal.Santos continues to advise that its shareholders take no action in relation to the Harbour proposal at this time.
Hellenic Cables, specifically through its subsidiary Fulgor, will produce the 135.7 kilometre long cable at its Corinth plant. The company will also deliver cable protection up to 100 meters water depth on both shore sides. “After the successful execution of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and Trianel export cable projects back in 2018, we continue our good relationship with Hellenic Cables through the award of this challenging interconnection project. Wouter Vermeersch, manager Offshore Cables at Jan De Nul Group, said: Greek grid operator Admie is developing the project. Cable laying vessel Isaac Newton will execute the operation. Prysmian Finalizes Crete Interconnection Agreement with IPTO Posted: about 1 year ago Jan De Nul is responsible for the installation of the cable in water depths up to 980 metres. The assignment awarded to Fulgor in 2018 also covers the design and manufacturing of 87 kilometres of 150kV underground cables. Furthermore, it covers 204-kilometre underground cables from the submarine cables landing points in Crete to the substation in Chania area. Categories: Jan De Nul and Hellenic Cables have joined forces to install and protect a submarine power cable between the island of Crete and the Peloponnese region of the Greek mainland. “The cable route runs over very deep waters and a difficult seabed with extremely steep slopes.” Operations & Maintenance Posted: about 1 year ago
Convicted murderer had a history of violenceNZ Herald Nov 23, 2011A man found guilty today of murdering an 80-year-old woman in her Auckland home had a history of violent home invasions. Yan Ping Yang was found in her Manurewa home in June 2008 with 38 rib fractures, a broken bone in her neck, a broken sternum and a swollen face. She was taken to hospital and died five days later. Before her death she gave a statement to police, describing how a man grabbed her from behind before dragging her to her bedroom where she was kicked and punched. Today’s verdict, delivered after a retrial at the High Court in Auckland, was the second time Olinale Ah You had been found guilty of the same crime. Ah You shook his head as the jury returned its unanimous verdict. Mrs Yang was not Ah You’s first victim and nor was she his last. Court documents obtained by APNZ show that in May 2009 he was sentenced to 12 years in prison with a minimum non-parole period of eight years after pleading guilty to two charges of aggravated robbery and three of robbery.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10768232
Top-Ranked Argonauts Begin National Championship Quest Share May 2, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – After losing only their third match of the season in the finals of the Gulf South Conference Tournament two weeks ago, top-ranked West Florida will begin their quest for their third national championship. On Thursday and Friday, West Florida will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Division II National Tournament at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.Top seed West Florida (23-3) will host fourth seed Alabama-Huntsville (7-8) on Thursday at 10 a.m. CST. West Florida posted a 7-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville earlier this season on Mar. 9 in Pensacola. West Florida is 14-0 all-time against Alabama-Huntsville.Diego Zorzi (Buenos Aires, Argentina), who missed the GSC Tournament with an injury, injury, is expected to play after compiling a 13-0 singles record during the regular season. He is currently ranked seventh in singles. Sixth-ranked Dante Bottini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is 13-4 in singles, with all but one win in the first position.West Florida also has two nationally-ranked doubles teams. The second-ranked duo of Bottini and Nicolas Barrientos (Cali, Colombia) has recorded a 20-3 record in first position doubles matches. Zorzi and Luis Arboleda (Medellin, Colombia) are the 19th ranked doubles team with a 19-1 record.A victory on Thursday would advance West Florida to the second round against the winner of the Delta State and North Alabama match. Friday’s second round match is set for 2 p.m. CSTPrint Friendly Version
Gnabry slalomed his way between three Swansea players to find the striker unmarked, but he dragged wastefully wide. Gnabry was the man to finally force one of the keepers to make a save as he fired tamely at Michel Vorm five minutes after the break. The German then gave the Gunners the lead as he rounded off a lovely, flowing passage of play with Ramsey at its heart. The visitors worked Swansea from one side of the pitch to the other before picking them off through the middle as Giroud and Ramsey teed up Gnabry to shoot low beyond Vorm and become Arsenal’s second-youngest Premier League goalscorer. It should have been 2-0 a matter of moments later. Ramsey drove at the heart of the Swans’ defence to find an unmarked Mesut Ozil, but Vorm stood up well to make the save. But there was no reprieve in the 62nd minute. Arsenal again broke with purpose as Jack Wilshere and Giroud found Ramsey, who kept his cool to adjust and fire home, despite Vorm getting a hand to the shot. Swansea had sent on Wilfried Bony between the two goals, but the Ivorian’s introduction already appeared a case of too little, too late for the hosts. Nathan Dyer forced Szczesny into a flying save, before Bony shot straight at the keeper after seizing on a Wilshere back pass. They did manage to pull one back with nine minutes to go, Davies and Bony exchanging passes for the left-back to poke past an exposed Szczesny. Arsenal had to survive a late penalty appeal when Bacary Sagna’s attempted clearance appeared to strike Mathieu Flamini on the arm, but they were not to be denied another three points. Press Association Arsenal have now won nine on the trot and owner Stan Kroenke’s public backing of Wenger proved particularly timely given how they have responded from defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day, and the clinical edge with which they dispatched a Swansea side finding some form. Ramsey was as key on this occasion as he has been throughout Arsenal’s excellent run, and his mix of poise and composure in possession was too much for Swansea to handle. But even the Wales international struggled to enlighten a first half which produced a total of zero shots on target. There were pleasing passages of play, but little in the way of goalmouth action as the two sides cancelled each other out. Jonjo Shelvey, back at the Liberty for the first time since his startlingly mixed performance against Liverpool, initially played a prominent part in a bright Swansea start, his range of passing helping get the hosts in motion. The midfielder also had the first meaningful effort on goal – one of very few during the opening 45 minutes – bringing down a high ball and fizzing a fierce drive narrowly over Wojciech Szczesny’s bar. Arsenal began to find their rhythm with Ramsey delivering a pinpoint cross for Per Mertesacker to head wide, before the Welshman arrowed a low shot around a yard wide from the edge of the area. A lull followed, but Olivier Giroud should have had Arsenal ahead in first-half stoppage time. In-form Ramsey teed up Serge Gnabry for the 58th minute opener, before scoring his eighth goal of the season just four minutes later to seal the win and Arsenal’s 12th consecutive victory on the road in all competitions. Swansea gave as good as they got during a tight first half, and Ben Davies pulled a goal back, but it proved a mere consolation in a competitive encounter at the Liberty Stadium. Arsene Wenger enjoyed a dream 17th anniversary as Arsenal boss as his side went top of the Barclays Premier League table thanks to an Aaron Ramsey-inspired 2-1 victory at Swansea.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to turn to big-money signing Nicolas Otamendi to fill the void left by injured captain Vincent Kompany this weekend. Kompany will miss the Barclays Premier League leaders’ home clash with West Ham on Saturday after suffering a calf injury in the midweek Champions League loss to Juventus. It will be the first time this season Pellegrini has changed a back four that has so far been near faultless, keeping a clean sheet in each of their opening five Premier League games. Otamendi, a £32million buy from Valencia in the closing days of the summer transfer window, seems the most likely player to step in having come off the bench to replace the influential Kompany against Juve. Pellegrini said: “It is always serious having injured players, especially the captain and especially in a moment when we didn’t concede any goals in the first five games. “I think it is important to carry on playing with the same names but I always say we have a squad. “It is important for Nicolas Otamendi to have his opportunity to demonstrate why he is here and Martin Demichelis to return to his performance of last season. We have a squad and we need to replace the captain. “Otamendi has been working with our team for the last three weeks – maybe not as much as we would like because he went with the national squad, but he is an experienced player, he must have his opportunity in this moment now. I hope he will have a good performance.” City have set formidable standards this season, with five successive wins opening up a four-point lead at the top of the table, and Pellegrini is hopeful they can be maintained in Kompany’s absence. He said: “Tactically we are working in exactly the same way that we did in the other two seasons but we are in a good moment because when individual performances are in a good moment, normally the team is also in a good moment. “It is not easy not to concede one goal in the Premier League but we hope we can continue.” City are without Samir Nasri, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph but striker Sergio Aguero has recovered from the knee injury that limited him to just seven minutes against Juventus. “He is 100 per cent and will play without any problems,” Pellegrini said. Record £54million signing Kevin De Bruyne could also make his first City start but Pellegrini, speaking at his pre-match press conference, was non-committal. West Ham go into the game in good spirits after beating Newcastle on Monday while they have also notched up a couple of notable away wins. Pellegrini said: “West Ham are doing very well this season, especially playing away. It is not easy to win two games against important rivals like Arsenal and Liverpool without conceding a goal. “They have nine points in the table – a good total – good players and they are playing very well. “We know we must be very careful about the counter-attacks and very careful about the set-pieces and try to be a balanced team during the whole game.” Press Association