Idina Menzel(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Kristin Chenoweth Star Files Idina Menzel Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Idina Menzel Lets It Go Some MoreWe still have over two years until some yet-to-be-announced beltress in a platinum blonde wigs lets it go on Broadway, but until then, Idina Menzel is still holding the Frozen torch. The Tony-winning supernova performed her signature “Let It Go” (plus a certain Wicked anthem) at Disneyland 60, which aired on ABC on February 21 and celebrated the anniversary of the park. Be one with the wind and sky and check out that clip below. Kristin Chenoweth Gives Us a Hard SellKristin Chenoweth is coming to a big (and small) screen near you. The indie teen dramedy Hard Sell, starring the self-proclaimed pocket diva, has been acquired by Momentum Pictures, according to Deadline. The film is set for a theatrical and on-demand spring release. It follows Hardy Buchanan (Skyler Gisondo), a senior at an elite private school who befriends a runaway named Bo. The two teens devise a scheme to con Hardy’s rich, wayward peers. Chenoweth plays his mom—not the school’s assistant principal.Hamilton Earns the Kennedy PrizeThe Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama is awarded to works that are inspired by and illuminate aspects of American history. Any guesses which show won this year? We’ll give you a hint: It recently won a Grammy following its live performance on said awards show, and its creator/star is already a certified “genius.” You guessed it; the award went to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, which was chosen unanimously by a panel of playwrights, composers and more. The honor comes with an award of $100,000, or 10,000 Hamiltons.Vanessa Hudgens Is Powerless on NBCVanessa Hudgens, who left us hopelessly devoted to her powerhouse vocals in Grease: Live, will headline an NBC comedy pilot titled Powerless. According to Variety, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will play Emily Locke, an employee at one of the worst insurance companies disgruntled by the antics of various super heroes (oh right, it takes place in the DC Comics universe).ENO’s Sunset Boulevard Rounds Out CastThe cast is now complete for the English National Opera semi-staged presentation of Sunset Boulevard, with Glenn Close reprising her Tony-winning performance. Joining her and the previously announced Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson are Anna Woodside as Hedda Hopper and Emily Bull as Hedy Lamarr. The lineup also includes Julian orsyth as Cecil B DeMille, Mark Goldthop as Sheldrake, Fenton Gray as Manfred, Haydn Oakley as Artie Green and James Paterson as Jonesy. Performances of the Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton musical are set for April 1 through May 7 at ENO’S London Coliseum. View Comments
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The German energy transition continues to gather pace, reaching a record 47 per cent of total electricity produced in the first five months of 2019, putting it well ahead of its target for 2025, which requires it to meet between 40 and 45 per cent of total electricity consumption from renewables.The achievement for the first five months of the calendar year is documented by the Fraunhofer Institute, a leading renewable energy research organisation, which runs a detailed tally of electricity production and consumption in Germany.As Fraunhofer’s Bruno Burger notes, each month of 2019 has so far delivered at least a 40 per cent renewable share, with May coming in at a 50.7 per cent share, and the total for the first five months at 46.8 per cent. The lowest month for renewables share was February, with 40.2 per cent.[T]he biggest contributor over the first five months of the year was wind energy, which accounted for more than 26 per cent of the electricity produced in Germany over the first five months of the year. What’s interesting is the change between this year and last year. Burger says wind is up 18.7 per cent, or 9.45TWh, while solar is down 4.8 per cent, and nuclear output is up 3.8 per cent.But the biggest falls came in coal – with lignite (brown coal) falling 17.1 per cent, or 9.48TWh (about the same amount that wind increased), while hard coal (black coal) was down 22.4 per cent.More: Germany renewable energy share jumps to record 47% for first five months of year Electricity generation in Germany has been 47% renewable in first five months of 2019
“We want to make this clear, basta wala mo ginapahog or intimidate ang aton mga kautoran nga mag upod sa strike, indi ka pwede akusaran,” he said. “You cannot penalize drivers oroperators who voluntarily join a strikebangud sa iya personal nga pagpati sa kahustuhan sang tinutuyo sang strike,”” stressed Salarda. * third offense – P5,000 andcancellation of franchise Accordingto Edgar Salarda, convener of Alyansa Kontra PUV Phase Out-Panay and leader ofPinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide, the National Unionof People’s Lawyer (NUPL) Panay is helping them explain to drivers andoperators their legal rights. Strikingis allowed under the 1987 PhilippineConstitution, said the transport leader, citing Article III, Section 4 (freedomof speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people topeaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances) andArticle XIII, Section 3 (rights of all workers to self-organization, collectivebargaining and negotiations, and peaceful concerted activities, including theright to strike in accordance with law). As stated in the memo, those proven tobe forcing or using violence and intimidation on a driver or operator to join atransport strike would be penalized. Two transport cooperatives announcedon Friday they won’t be joining today’s strike – the Western Visayas TransportCooperative (WVTC) and the Iloilo City Associationof Operators and Drivers Cooperative (ICAODC).They received warning from the OTC that their registrations could berevoked. Modern jeepneys are required to have,among others, Euro 4 engines that meet the European Union emission standards onharmful chemicals (such as toxic sulfur, benzene and carbon dioxide, etc.),Global Positioning System, automatic fare collection system, dashboard camera,speed limiter, and closed-circuit television camera. On the other hand, the ICAODC hasbetween 500 to 600 jeepney units. “Let us all remember that under theConstitution, we have the right to express our grievances and kag maghulag para ipanawagan sa atongobyerno ang aton mga demanda,” said Salarda. If thegovernment really wants to reduce air pollution, said Salarda, there is analternative to phasing out old jeepneys – requiring operators to overhaul theirengines and closely monitor if this is being complied./PN SILENT PROTEST. A poster at the back of this jeepney driver’s seat expresses his sentiment on the planned scrapping of old jeepneys and the incessant fuel price hikes. PN PHOTO The phase out of old jeepneys by July2020 is in line with the government’s move to modernize Philippine publictransport; the goal is to minimize air pollution and improve public transportsafety. “Maysalabton ang LTFRB kon sumala sila, ilabi na ang ila pagpamahog. Pwede man sila kasuhan,”Salarsa said. LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2011-004enumerates the penalties: “They must know and understand theirrights. Holding a transport strike is legal,” said Salarda. Jeepneydrivers and operators became hesitant to join the nationally-coordinated strikeafter the LTFRB and OTC issued warnings. ILOILO City – Today’s nationwidetransport strike against the phase out of old jeepneys is a legal right ofpublic utility vehicle drivers and operators, according to Alyansa KontraPUV Phase Out-Panay that is leading the mass action here. It slammed the LandTransportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Office ofTransportation Cooperatives (OTC) for threatening to cancel the strikers’franchises or accreditation. * first offense – P2,000 * second offense – P3,000 LTFRB could not penalize strikingdrivers and operators who voluntarily join today’s protest, said Salarda,citing the advice of NUPL Panay. Under WVTC are some 2,000 jeepneyunits affiliated with the Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators andDrivers Association and transport groups from the municipalities of Dumangasand Barotac Nuevo in Iloilo province, and from the provinces of Antique andGuimaras. According to Alyansa Kontra PUV Phase Out-Panay,these are beyond the financial capacity of jeepney operators. Even LTFRB Memorandum Circular No.2011-004 stressed this, Salarda pointed out. He also warned LTFRB against unjustlygoing after striking drivers and operators.
RelatedPosts Flamingos trash Guinea, romp into final round Enyimba crash out CAF Confederation Cup Guinean President bags traditional title in Daura Yemisi Samuel scored a hat-trick as the Flamingos thrashed their Guinean counterparts 6-1 on Saturday in a first round first leg game of the 2020 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. Nigeria took charge of the game from start to finish in Conakry as Chinyere Kalu opened scoring three minutes into the game after benefiting from a defensive error. Samuel fired in a stunner from 35 yards to double the lead for the Nigerian national under-17 women team against the hosts eight minutes later. Flamingos almost got the third in the 34th minute, which could have been Samuel’s second goal of the match, but her effort went off target. The visitors underlined their dominance as Rofiat Imuran profited from a goalmouth scramble to increase the tally for her side four minutes later. After 65 minutes of play, Imuran bagged her brace after being superbly teed up by Olashola Shobowale to extend Nigeria’s lead. The hosts, however, pulled one back, no thanks to a defensive mix-up in the Flamingos area in the 81st minute. Samuel went on to hit a double four minutes later as Flamingos recovered to create a five-goal lead. The striker completed her hat-trick in extra time as the game ended 6-1. NAN.Tags: Chinyere KaluFlamingoesGuineaOlashola ShobowaleRofiat ImuanYemisis Samuel