Odds & Ends: Bobby Cannavale Goes Through a LOT in Vinyl Teaser & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Bobby Cannavale Goes WildSex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll: Bobby Cannavale’s got all three. Take a look below at the teaser for the upcoming HBO series Vinyl, starring the Tony nominee as record label honcho Richie Finestra. Cannavale narrates us through the wild ‘70s in New York, concluding with, “I earn my right to be hated.” Trust us: You’ll see what he’s talking about in the clip. The series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter is set to air in 2016. Among Cannavale’s co-stars are Paul Ben-Victor, P.J. Byrne and Olivia Wilde. Steven Berkoff Will Play Saddam HusseinU.K. stage and screen alum Steven Berkoff will take on the role of Saddam Hussein in Dinner with Saddam. The world premiere of Anthony Horowitz’s play will begin performances at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory on September 10. Berkoff will be joined by Sobu Kapoor, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nathan Amzi, Ilan Goodman and Rebecca Grant. The dark comedy tells the story of the dictator showing up unannounced and uninvited to a private home in Baghdad for dinner. The production, directed by Lindsay Posner, will open officially on September 22 and run through November 14. Patti LuPone Album Gets a ReissueHave you heard Broadway legend Patti LuPone sing “Back to Before” from Ragtime or “Hello, Young Lovers” from The King and I? Do you want to? Of course you do. Broadway Records will issue a rerelease of Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart, the Tony winner’s solo show album first released in 1999. The set list features 20 musical theater numbers devoted to—you guessed it—love and relationships. It’ll be available once more online and in stores on September 18. You can catch LuPone in person off-Broadway in Shows for Days through August 23.Casa Valentina Crosses the PondHarvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina will receive its European premiere this fall. The play, which follows a group of men who spend their weekends in the Catskills dressed as women, will begin performances at London’s Southwark Playhouse on September 10. Luke Sheppard will direct the new production; casting will be announced later. Just five days later, the West End production of Kinky Boots, which features a book by Fierstein, will open at the Adelphi Theatre. Want more Harvey? He’s also contributing additional material for NBC’s The Wiz Live!.Shoshana Bean Shares a Beaches TuneThe Drury Lane Theatre production of Beaches, starring Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor, ends its run at the Chicago venue on August 16. As a final farewell, Wicked alum Bean has shared this acoustic jam session of the show’s iconic anthem “Wind Beneath My Wings.” So much soul. So many runs. So many riffs. No word yet on whether the musical will make a splash on the Great White Way, but if you need us in the meantime, we’ll be here listening to this on loop. Bobby Cannavale Star Files View Commentslast_img read more

Morgan Stanley analysis sees coal’s share of U.S. electric generation dropping to 8% by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC forecast that about 70,000 MW to as much as 190,000 MW of coal-fired generation is “economically at risk” from the deployment of a “second wave of renewables” in the U.S. under three of the more likely scenarios in a recent analysis. The research firm said these projections exclude about 24,000 MW of coal generation already set to shut down.“Driven by the surprisingly low cost of renewables, we believe that carbon-heavy utilities that have not historically led the pack in clean energy deployment will accelerate their earnings growth by pursuing a ‘virtuous cycle’: shutting down expensive coal plants and investing in cheap renewables,” Morgan Stanley analysts wrote in the Dec. 10 research report.Morgan Stanley sees American Electric Power Co. Inc., Dominion Energy Inc., Southern Co., Pinnacle West Capital Corp., PPL Corp. and Duke Energy Corp. as the utilities with the “largest opportunity” to achieve a valuation rerating under this approach.“What we’ve found is, now there is a much greater opportunity to achieve kind of a triple-bottom-line benefit in the sense of customers [through lower bills], the environment and shareholders,” Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd said in a Dec. 18 interview. “There is an opportunity now that we think some utilities will seize on. We don’t know for sure, but we see that opportunity, and we see the benefit that other utilities have achieved with their share price performance that have embraced that opportunity.”The base-case scenario in Morgan Stanley’s research shows about 70,000 MW of coal capacity at risk by 2030, while a scenario that includes a $40/ton price on carbon shows 192,000 MW of total coal capacity at risk.Under the base-case scenario, coal-fired electricity declines from 27% of the total U.S. power mix in 2018 to just 8% by 2030. The firm predicted that wind and solar will grow from 9% to 30% of the generation mix over the same time frame.[Darren Sweeney]More ($): Morgan Stanley: ‘Second wave of renewables’ to drive 70 GW of coal retirements Morgan Stanley analysis sees coal’s share of U.S. electric generation dropping to 8% by 2030last_img read more

Snowshoe Mountain is Getting Ready for Showtime

first_imgSnowshoe, winter’s pride and joy in the Mid-Atlantic, is gearing up for another big season with lots of endorphin-inducing upgrades to the mountain, ski school and lodging. Check it out! Snowtracks Ski & Ride ClubGive your kids skills and thrills all winter long. Snowshoe’s new Snowtracks Ski & Ride Club is so much more than a ski and ride school. It’s a season-long program that will enrich your kids’ lives on the mountain, grow their confidence and give them ski buddies that will last a lifetime. For more info, click here.SN_15_BRO_SponsoredPost_SnowTracks_900x600The Brigham CollectionSnowshoe’s all-new Brigham Collection offers the most desired mountain properties with private concierge amenities. Ranging from studios to 6-bedroom homes, and locations offering access to our famed sunsets and infinite adventures out your doorstep, you can now live the mountain like you own it. It also offers elevated service to match these carefully chosen properties, with easy online booking, no-fuss check-in, and a personalized concierge to address all your adventuring needs. For more info, click here.  Are you ready? Check out Snowshoe’s new offerings for this winter below!center_img SN_15_BRO_SponsoredPost_Brigham_Collection_900x600Expanded TerrainLike trees? Then you’re in luck, because Snowshoe has added a new gladed area to the map this year – the Sunset Glades on Western Territory between Shay’s Revenge and Cupp Run. Now you can test your tree-skiing skills throughout 12 acres of terrain across Snowshoe’s three ski areas. From the Sawmill and Knot-bumper Glades on Snowshoe Basin, to the Flying Eagle Glades on Silver Creek, to the new Sunset Glades – take your pick! For more info, click here.SN_15_BRO_SponsoredPost_Expanded_Terrain_900x600last_img read more

Innovation, collaboration, and security headline final day of ACUC

first_img 0SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr To close out CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference, Josh Linkner will deliver a keynote address focused on the importance of credit unions embracing innovation, especially as they face challenges presented by an increasingly competitive marketplace and financial technology companies.The 45-year-old entrepreneur is the author of The New York Times bestselling books “Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity” and “The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation.”Before the final keynote address, Wednesday’s breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics, including:• A Study on mid-market wealth management offerings. A panel of speakers will offer a preview of findings from a study on middle-market wealth management commissioned to Filene Research Institute by CUNA Mutual Group. continue reading »last_img read more

Millennial women make their own financial future

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As a data scientist and millennial woman, I take a keen interest in understanding the concerns, trends and behaviors of women in my generation. Fortunately, BlackRock’s latest Global Investor Pulse survey reveals key insights about how millennial women are approaching their financial lives in today’s environment.Focused on the long term despite declining confidenceIn this year’s survey, we saw a 10-point decline in confidence among all Americans compared to what we found in our previous survey. Millennial women’s confidence fell in line with the nation’s, from 42% in 2015 to 32% in 2017. Like most Americans, millennial women are chiefly concerned about the high cost of living (64%), and they are also particularly affected by personal debt.That said, millennial women are more likely than any other group to prioritize paying off debt (54% versus 42% for all Americans) and more likely to see student debt as a relevant financial topic to them (40% versus 19% for all Americans). Although many grapple with debt and saving for near-term priorities, millennial women haven’t lost focus on their long-term financial goals. In fact, the most relevant financial topic to them is retirement planning. continue reading »last_img read more

Stigma, precarity deter Indonesians from getting tested for COVID-19

first_imgIndonesia’s high rate of COVID-19 infection has not stopped people throughout the archipelago from refusing to be tested, largely because of employment concerns and a fear of ostracism, despite the government’s efforts to contain the disease through increased mass testing.Herdayati, a resident of Kampung Elektro in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, recalled how some of her neighbors shut themselves in when COVID-19 swab tests were being administered in the neighborhood’s community hall in June.The authorities offered polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests in the area after 23 residents were found to have the illness. Of the approximately 300 residents invited to take the test, only 37 appeared.Many were reluctant get tested because of fears of being stigmatized and losing opportunities to make a living, she said.The fears were justified.When the identities of the 23 people who initially tested positive for the disease in the community were discovered, panic spread and employers laid off some of Herdayati’s neighbors, who worked as laborers. “People were afraid it would disrupt their own lives and the lives of their neighbors. ‘If I test positive, our people will be cornered.’ That’s what they said,” she told The Jakarta Post in a recent interview.For the majority of people, economic considerations such as a loss of income are perceived to be just as important as public health, according to a joint survey of the Lapor COVID-19 community movement and Nanyang Technological University’s Social Resilience Lab. The survey compiled the responses of 154,471 people in Jakarta from May 29 to June 20.More than 80 percent of respondents said economic considerations were just as important as public health, while 16 percent said economic considerations were more important. Only 3 percent said public health was more important.And while many people were against risking COVID-19 infection to stay economically afloat (64 percent), some 13 percent of respondents said otherwise.”It is concerning that there is still a group of people willing to get infected [to earn money],” said Sulfikar Amir, a disaster sociologist at NTU in Singapore who was involved in the survey, during a virtual press conference over the weekend.“[They act] as if the coronavirus is just some kind of trickery,” Herdayati said.About 18 percent of the respondents believed COVID-19 was man-made, while 23 percent believed it was not. The majority of people surveyed – 58 percent – said they didn’t know whether the disease was man-made or not.“What makes it worrying is that there are still respondents who believe that COVID-19 was intentionally made or are unsure how to answer. This hesitation could potentially push them into believing it if they get information [that reinforces this belief],” Sulfikar said.Residents of other regions have reportedly refused to take COVID-19 tests as well.Ridhayani, a Makassar resident in South Sulawesi, recalled that banners in opposition to rapid testing had been put up in an alleyway in her community. They remained there until June.”My mother said a lot of neighbors would not do it, probably because they feared being hospitalized or did not care about the disease,” she told the Post. “I’ve seen many people not wearing masks outside their homes.”More than 20 residents of Setih village, Kayeli Bay, in Maluku’s Buru regency reportedly refused to take rapid tests because they believed the disease was fake, kompas.com reported last month. The residents were on a watch list compiled by the local health agency using contact tracing.Hundreds of traditional vendors in Tabanan, Bali, Solok market in West Sumatra, Kramat market in Central Jakarta and Cileungsi market in Bogor, West Java, also refused to be tested, Reuters and local news outlets reported.The wave of refusals has even caught the attention of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “Why are people refusing to take PCR and rapid tests? [Because testing officers] come without advance notice and without informing people. That’s why we have refusals,” Jokowi said recently.People’s reluctance to be tested is yet another challenge the government must face in its effort to ramp up national testing, which is needed to inform the virus mitigation policy.As of Wednesday, 968,237 samples had been tested nationwide, according to data from the Health Ministry. The official COVID-19 tally in Indonesia stood at 68,079 cases and 3,359 deaths as of Wednesday.Indonesian Public Health Expert Association (IAKMI) chairman Ede Surya Darmawan questioned the government’s public communications strategy.“Have we been properly informing the public?” he asked. “Comprehension is important so that people won’t think of refusing [the tests].”Ede said the government could have disbursed social assistance to people who had been financially impacted after they were tested and could have kept them under subsidized quarantine if they were unable to make ends meet.Imam Prasodjo, a sociologist from the University of Indonesia, suggested that the government tailor its COVID-19 public health messages to the local audience and enlist trustworthy public figures to deliver the messages.Topics :last_img read more

Couple renovate home to create more space throughout

first_img38 Gray St, Carina.SIMON and Margaux Short have renovated their Carina home, adding their own special touches to the property over the years.The couple have two kids and say they have outgrown the property.They have lived at 38 Gray St since 2010. The lounge area at 38 Gray St, Carina. 38 Gray St, Carina.Mr Short said a young couple would best suit the three-bedroom, one-bathroom property.Renovations over the years have included pulling out old carpets and polishing the floors throughout the home.They renovated the kitchen and bathroom, and added new carpets to the bedrooms.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“In one of the bedrooms, we put in a built-in wardrobe,” Mr Short said.“We rebuilt the deck and, downstairs, we put in a vegetable garden.”Mr Short said some of the walls downstairs were removed to create more space and open up certain areas.“The kids love playing down there,” he said.center_img The outside of 38 Gray St, Carina.The couple have moved to Springwood to be closer to their work.The property, which is on a 407sq m block with a 10m frontage, has a fully fenced yard with back gates to a local park.“With the new Minnippi Land Estate all but sold out, this could be your opportunity to land bank your own block close to the golf course at a fraction of the cost,” WJ Tobin Real Estate — Carina selling agent Pathrina Watson said.“The position may be all about living in a tranquil green setting, but it is also perfectly placed, close to so many local services too.“Regular and reliable city buses run along Old Cleveland Rd and both Westfield Carindale and Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza are each within a very short drive.”last_img read more

1 in 3 homeowners will struggle to pay their mortgage if interest rates rise this year

first_imgA new study commissioned by The Salvation Army has found one in three mortgage holders will struggle to meet repayments if interest rates rise this year.The survey of more than 1000 people also found 60 per cent believe they will either live “a basic lifestyle” or “struggle to get by financially” in retirement. One in four of us are worried about “won’t have enough reasonably paid work” or a “job at all” this year. Nearly half of those surveyed were more worried about their financial situation compared to last year and 41 per cent said their financial situation was affecting their “emotional wellbeing”, “family life”, “career goals” or “social life”. The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to raise interest rates this year. Photo: AFP/William West.The majority of economists expect interest rates to remain on hold until at least the second half of this year.This week, National Australia Bank joined ANZ in abandoning its view that the Reserve Bank of Australia will hike interest rates twice this year, with the bank’s economists now expecting a single rate rise in November.The official cash rate has remained on hold at a record low 1.5 per cent since September, 2016. One in three mortgage holders will struggle with repayments if interest rates rise this year, new research reveals. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.ONE in three people with a mortgage will struggle to meet repayments if interest rates rise as expected this year, new research reveals.The study commissioned by The Salvation Army and conducted by Roy Morgan also found more than half of us (9.9 million) believe the great Australian dream of owning a home is over. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Salvation Army Major Paul Moulds. Picture: Supplied.The Salvation Army officer Major Paul Moulds said the housing affordability crisis was having a catastrophic effect on those presenting to the Salvos for help. “Two-thirds of people accessing our emergency relief services are living under extreme housing stress,” he said. “With more than half of their income going towards housing, many Australians simply can’t afford to save money. “A lack of job security is also complicating people’s financial stability, pushing them further to the margins.” ‘FLOATING HOUSE’ SET FOR AUCTION PERFECT FAMILY ESCAPE SPACE AND COMFORT More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago A new study has found one in three mortgage holders will struggle to meet repayments if interest rates rise this year. Picture: AAP/Troy Snook.Major Moulds said people needed to be more open about their financial problems before they escalated.“We need to remove the stigma around asking for help,” he said. “We are urging people to take preventive steps to avoid hardship in the future. “It’s clear that many Australians are not having an honest conversation about their situation, and are waiting till they are in crisis before taking action.”last_img read more

Danish pensions lobby balks at planned financial sector tax

first_imgMaking good on one of its key election promises from last year’s campaign which brought the party to power, the Social Democrats said they expected about 38,000 people to be eligible for early pensions under the new rules by 2022.The government still has to negotiate with other parties on the reform, the bill for which comes to DKK3bn (€403m) a year. Under the plan, this cost will be covered by the state in the first few years and then from 2023, financed by reductions in tax breaks for the wealthiest as well as a “social contribution” from the financial sector.IPD said it understood the initiative’s intention to give work-worn people the right to earlier retirement, but was annoyed that its sector had to contribute to its financing.“In the insurance and pensions industry, our financial contribution to society is already large, and in our section of the financial industry we do our utmost to comply with the social contract and pay close to DKK30bn annually in taxes and fees to our common finances,”  said Jan Hansen. Jan Hansen, IPD“Therefore, we believe it is wrong that this type of special tax is being imposed on us,” he said.The tax would reduce the pensions of individual people and would make it be more expensive for people to buy insurance, he said.On top of this, Hansen argued that the tax would reduce the opportunities to invest pension savings in the green transition.Meanwhile, Ulrik Nødgaard, chief executive officer of financial sector lobby group Finance Denmark, rejected the idea of one particular industry having to pay for specific welfare reforms, saying it was unsustainable for the whole of society.“In Denmark, how much of your earnings you have to pay [in tax] doesn’t usually depend on whether you make machines or loans,” he said.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Insurance & Pension Denmark (IPD) has reacted negatively to yesterday’s launch of the Social-Democrat government’s radical plan granting early retirement to nearly 40,000 long-working Danes, taking aim at the financial sector tax that will help pay for it.Jan Hansen, deputy director of the industry association, said: “What is being presented today (Tuesday) may end up being expensive for ordinary Danes, if it becomes a reality.”The proposal is to be financed with a special tax from 2023 on the financial sector, which also affects the insurance and pension industry, the group said.The minority government of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen yesterday revealed its proposal to give workers aged 61 or over the right to retire if they have spent between 42 and 44 years in the labour market.last_img read more

Swift buyer uptick off election result in Queensland

first_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK 146 Virginia Avenue Hawthorne, sold for over $6m over the weekend.Place Bulimba signed one of Brisbane’s biggest 2019 residential deals this weekend with a riverfront property at 146 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne selling for over $6m, agent Sarah Hackett confirmed. The property is on a coveted riverfront stretch that includes Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart’s Brisbane home,More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“People just want confidence and a clear idea of what was going to happen,” Mrs Hackett said. “But the market has been very strong this year because banks have started to lend and money is so cheap. It’s never been better to borrow.” MORE: Time to bag a home for a bargain Brooke Llewellyn and her children Anna Hugh 5yrs and Claire Hugh 3yrs at their home which goes on the market Tuesday at 56 Balmoral St, Hawthorne. Picture: Annette DewBuyer reaction has been swift to the Federal Election result in the Sunshine State, as certainty returns to Queensland.Delayed contracts were signed and inspection bookings jumped in Queensland just hours after the Coalition was declared the winner of Federal Election 2019, some of the state’s premier agents confirmed.Vaughan Keenan of Grace and Keenan Newstead, who put a Hawthorne property under contract over the weekend for $3.305m, said the response was almost immediate.“Sunday morning I had enquiries from people who had been sitting on their hands,” he told The Courier-Mail. “It’s that positivity that there is no change to all the housing policy which gives some relief and confidence to that end of the market.”“Literally on Sunday five sets of buyers have made appointments to see properties this week. It’s very positive out there now.” MORE: Family splashes millions on rainforest retreatcenter_img Her agent Cathy Richards of Place said the listing would go live Tuesday, and was confident it would “generate excellent interest” post election — potentially even attracting investors and first home buyers.Place Estate Agents head Damian Hackett said there had been “so much uncertainty around how negative gearing, changes to capital gains laws and the general thought of increasing taxes”.“If Labor had come into leadership, we could’ve seen the biggest changes to the Brisbane property industry in decades. Now, a cloud has been lifted due to this result and there’s more clarity on what to expect,” he said.Mr Hackett said “with the potential interest rate drop and the loosening of the banks, following requirements that were implemented mid last year, we can expect confidence to return to the property market.’ Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba said buyers and sellers just wanted a clear idea of what was going to happen to the property sector.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty chief executive Paul Arthur said there was “an almost immediate bounce”.“We’ve seen an immediate uptick in activity. We signed contracts on two properties on Sunday that were just teetering pending election outcome. There’s certainty for the next three years. Obviously the election was fought on certain key items that had the opportunity to affect the housing market. Now we have clarity about that and buyers and sellers are moving forward.”That’s good news for sellers like Brooke Llewellyn, whose home at 56 Balmoral St, Hawthorne, goes up for sale three days after the electoral result (Tuesday May 21). “We’re selling so we want a bit more certainty in the market,” she said. “It’s been a great home, a big home and we’ve loved the area.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more