Marisa Tomei Star Files Related Shows The starry cast of The Realistic Joneses—Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei—have made their marks in film and TV, but all four feel equally comfortable on stage. “Theater is definitely my home,” declares Tomei, which might surprise fans who know her only from her Oscar-winning performance as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny and Oscar-nominated dramatic roles in In the Bedroom and The Wrestler. In the Broadway premiere of Will Eno’s quirky portrait of two marriages, Tomei plays the colorfully named Pony Jones, whose banter masks an inner loneliness and desire to find life’s deeper meaning. The ever-beautiful actress, now 49, chatted with Broadway.com about her love of challenging plays, her bond with Lady Gaga and her history in high school musicals.Welcome back to Broadway, Marisa! How did The Realistic Joneses come your way?I was lucky enough to have done a play by Will Eno, Oh, the Humanity, a few years back at the Flea Theater, and I’ve wanted to do something with [director] Sam Gold for a long time. This is an incredibly gorgeous play, and it’s a privilege to work on it.What did you respond to most?The play is almost like a meditation, because it talks about the existential dilemma of how hard life is and how beautiful it is. All we’ve got is here and now, but there is also a big picture. It sounds trite when I say it, but in Will’s writing, every line can have something that’s banal but also quite lofty and deep. That combination works on different levels of your being. I’ve gone through some hard times with my family lately, and doing this play every night has been a real balm.Give us the scoop on your three co-stars. What do you love about working with Toni Collette?Her sense of humor—and she always knows the best places to eat!Tracy Letts and Michael C. Hall?Also their sense of humor—and Tracy is so rooted, like a Sequoia tree. Michael and I have a very intimate husband-and-wife relationship in the play. We love our characters, and I’m inspired by each of them. Just coming to work is a thrill.What do you enjoy most about stage acting?The rhythm—the way it becomes choreography, even in a non-musical—the actors’ movements and the pattern of the words. It’s like a dance, and the dancer in me likes that.You were born and raised in Brooklyn. What’s your first memory of going to a Broadway show?Actually, when I was very little, we went to community theater at the Heights Players. I had a couple of birthday parties there when I was about six. I think the biggest [Broadway shows] were A Chorus Line, which my family went to see repeatedly, and ’night, Mother, with Kathy Bates and Anne Pitoniak, when I was a teenager. They were phenomenal.We hear you were a stage star in high school, including playing Hedy LaRue in How to Succeed. That was junior high! In high school, we had a lot of fun productions. We did A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Fiorello, and I played Fastrada in Pippin. I wore a breastplate and came down from the roof on a big swing.What would you say if you were offered the role of Fastrada on Broadway now?Oh no, no, no, I don’t have the chops for that! [Laughs.] I don’t know that I had the chops for it in high school, either.So, a Broadway musical is not on your bucket list?It’s on my bucket list, but it would have to be a Sally Bowles-type of thing, where it’s more of a performing role, not a real singing role.What was the best thing about growing up in Brooklyn?I think it was the sky. There was something about the way the air hits the pavement and mingles with the grass. There’s a very particular smell and feeling—the way the air hits your skin and the way the dusk settles when you’re playing outside with your friends. I grew up in Midwood, in Flatbush. I go back for Di Fara Pizza, but most of my family lives in Park Slope or in the city now.You got to play the ultimate New York chick in My Cousin Vinny. Do people still come up and quote Mona Lisa’s lines?The best is when little six-year-old girls do it. They’re so sassy. I’m glad it’s adding to their sass [laughs].You have a movie debuting soon at the Tribeca Film Festival, right?I have a couple. The first one is Love Is Strange. I play the niece of John Lithgow, who moves in with my husband and me after he and Alfred Molina get married and lose their apartment.Broadway fave Cheyenne Jackson is in that one.He is! I need to invite him to our opening. The other movie is Loitering With Intent, with Sam Rockwell. Two of our dear friends from the nightlife world decided to write a screenplay and asked us to be in it, so it’s very special because we’ve all known each other for decades.Would you agree that film and TV have gotten more welcoming for women over 40 like you, Robin Wright and Sandra Bullock? Change has certainly happened, and yet the Women’s Media Center just came out with some strong statistics about the number of roles for women compared to men. [Actresses played only 15% of lead roles in the top films last year, although they are 50% of ticket buyers.] So there’s a lot farther to go.You starred in an exercise video and you’re in fantastic shape. What’s your secret? Do you think you might do more videos? I hula-hoop a lot [laughs]. That’s it. And I don’t have any extracurricular plans right now. I’m just trying keep the curricular going.Lady Gaga made a splash when she said you should play her in a movie of her life. Have the two of you met? We have. She was so kind to invite me to one of her shows, and we got to meet and hang out. I think she’s incredible. She has a lot to say, and I think she’s always on target.You were great in Wallace Shawn’s Marie and Bruce. Do you find it interesting to explore the difficulties of marriage when you’ve never been married yourself?I don’t think that’s why I do it. I like pieces that raise philosophical questions. It was a gift to do Salome with Al Pacino—it’s a play that has lot of rewards, but you’ll never get it perfect. [Noel Coward’s] Design for Living, which I got to do in Williamstown, is also like that. I would like to do more classics: Lady M in “the Scottish play” and Ibsen. But I also love comedy—this play is a comedy—and it takes a lot of skill do comedy well.When you look at your life, professionally and personally, is it what you expected? You know, I never really had a plan. So it’s all going according to my non-plan!See Marisa Tomei in The Realistic Joneses, opening April 6 at the Lyceum Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 6, 2014 View Comments The Realistic Joneses
With higher temperatures across Georgia, now is the ideal time to consider composting. Have you ever wondered about the moisture of your compost pile or the ideal temperature for your compost?These are valid questions, and knowing the answers will keep your compost pile working at its best. If you are a vermicomposter — someone who composts with worms — these factors are even more important. Controlling appropriate conditions can ensure the overall well-being of little worm workers. To maintain a healthy compost pile, you need to maintain the proper moisture level. Composting organisms are like people — both need water to survive and function at their best. Inadequate water will inhibit the activities of composting organisms, resulting in a slower composting process. If the compost pile is too moist, however, water will displace air and create anaerobic conditions in the pile.The moisture level of a compost pile should be roughly 40 to 60 percent. To the touch, the compost pile should feel like a wrung sponge. These same fundamentals apply to a vermicompost system. Adequate water is needed for the worms to function properly and survive. Vermicompost bedding should also be as damp as a wrung sponge.The moisture level in a compost bin is easy to detect and, for the most part, easy to fix. If the bin is too wet, pools of water will accumulate at the bottom of the bin. Additionally, worms trying to escape from the bin or an unsavory smell are also indicators that the bin is too wet.To fix a high moisture level, add more items that can absorb the water, such as newspaper or cardboard. Stop adding food items that have a high water content. A bin that is too dry is equally unpleasant for the worms. How do you know if your bin is too dry? Dried worms are a sure indicator. To raise the moisture level, spray the bin with water or add food items with a high water content.The temperature level of a compost bin is always important to monitor, especially in worm bins.A high temperature is desirable in a backyard compost pile, as it willaccelerate the decomposition of materials. The heat can also aid in breaking down pathogens and weeds. The ideal temperature in a composting pile is between 135 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit.To increase the temperature of a compost pile, turn the pile weekly. Turning the pile will allow oxygen to flow, maintaining the aerobic condition of the pile and regenerating heat. Temperature in a worm bin is quite different than it is in a compost pile. Unlike compost, worms prefer temperatures between 55 and 77 F. If you keep your worm bin outside, consider relocating it to a more temperature-regulated place, such as a garage or even underneath a sink in the house, during the warmer months. For more information on maintaining a compost pile, refer to the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publication “Composting and Mulching (C 816)” at extension.uga.edu/publications/.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Platts:After climbing 15% in 2018, utility-scale solar capacity in the southeastern US is expected to surge another 25% this year, but the geographic concentration of such growth is driven more by policy than by the quality of the sunshine, S&P Global Platts analysis shows.S&P Global Platts Analytics data show the region encompassing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee had about 5.6 GW of solar capacity in 2017. That is estimated to have grown to about 6.5 GW in 2018, surging to 8.1 GW in 2019 and almost 9 GW in 2020.By 2021, the Tennessee Valley Authority plans to have 377 MW of solar capacity in Alabama and Tennessee to serve Google and Facebook data centers, TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said.“Our 2019 integrated resource plan, which provides direction on how to best meet the valley’s future energy needs, indicates solar growth up to 14 GW in our region over the next 20 years,” Fiedler said.More: Analysis: Solar rising in the southeastern US Utility-scale solar is surging across the southeast
Lindsay Mitchell blog 10 September 2016Family First Comment: An excellent article highlighting the false information around child poverty. It begs the question – what’s the real agenda when political groups exaggerate child poverty stats?Below is a random selection of reports regarding child poverty in New Zealand. They represent only a small fraction of similar claims:As many as 28 per cent of New Zealand children – about 305,000 – currently live in poverty.When a child grows up in poverty they miss out on things most New Zealanders take for granted. They are living in cold, damp, over-crowded houses, they do not have warm or rain-proof clothing, their shoes are worn, and many days they go hungry. It can mean doing badly at school, not getting a good job, having poor health and falling into a life of crime.Unicef, New ZealandSave the Children chief executive Heather Hayden says child poverty could have a huge effect on our economy.“Unless there is a change of course, we’re at risk of writing off the future of hundreds of thousands of New Zealand children – sentencing them to a lifetime of poverty.“This is not just up to the Government to fix, but for all of us to make different choices so the 305,000 children currently struggling every day to get what they need to thrive, can have a future,” she says.Save the ChildrenMs Turei said 375,000 children lived in cold, damp houses and most of them were rented. “We would create minimum performance standards for rental properties which would ensure warm, healthy homes for thousands of children.”Green Party“…here in our first world paradise, 270,000 children are not getting the start they need in life.These children of Aotearoa, New Zealand:• Suffer from preventable,life-threatening diseases usually only seen in third world countries• Live in cold, damp, overcrowded, unsafe houses”Middlemore FoundationThese are by no means exceptions. They typify the discourse on child poverty in New Zealand.But I am not the only one who is frustrated by these misrepresentations of the true situation.The author of the Household Incomes Report (the official source for poverty data) has more than once, in his latest report, addressed some of the exaggerations politely referring to them as “common misunderstandings”. I disagree. The modus operandi of many politicians and advocates is to inflate problems for their own purposes. It is neither accidental nor a misapprehension.Anyway here is what Bryan Perry has to say:• A common misunderstanding involves attributing some or all of the list of deprivations surveyed in the HES and elsewhere to most or all children in low-income households – the reports are clear that this is not the case:o some develop a narrative that starts with a high number of children in low-income households, then goes on to make it sound as if all these children suffer many serious deprivations – the reports make it clear that this is not the case, and that such narratives produce misleading accountso an example using a specific item illustrates the issue:– HES collects information on the degree of any problem with dampness and mould (no problem, minor problem, major problem)– 110,000 children are in households with a reported “major problem” re dampness and mould– 50,000 of these children live in households in the bottom AHC income quintile and 60,000 in other households– this low income group (bottom quintile) has 20% of all people, and 27% of children in it (290,000)– so, “only” 17% of these children (50,000 / 290,000) live in homes that report this issue:E though this is 17% more than what most would consider acceptable, it is well off 100% or even “most” of the income pooro the same analysis applies to many other individual deprivation itemso the evidence shows that the common claim that “all or most children under a given low-income line have all or most the deprivations that society does not want children to experience” is false – the information in the reports does not support the claim, and shows them to be unfoundedhttp://lindsaymitchell.blogspot.co.nz/2016/09/child-poverty-exaggerations-exposed-by.html?m=1
BBC News 14 January 2020Family First Comment: Strict? Yeah right. “Euthanasia and assisted suicide were made legal under strict conditions in Belgium in 2002. The family argue that her reason for seeking to end her life was because of a failed relationship, far short of the “serious and incurable disorder” as required under Belgian law.”Don’t do it, New Zealand.Protect.org.nzIn an unprecedented case, three Belgian doctors are going on trial in Ghent accused of unlawfully poisoning a patient whose life they helped to end.Tine Nys, 38, died surrounded by her family on 27 April 2010.Her sisters argue that her death should never have been allowed under Belgium’s euthanasia law, and that it was achieved in an amateurish manner.Euthanasia and assisted suicide were made legal under strict conditions in Belgium in 2002.Nys’s family argue that her reason for seeking to end her life was because of a failed relationship, far short of the “serious and incurable disorder” as required under Belgian law.The three doctors from East Flanders who are going on trial have not been named, but they include the doctor who carried out the lethal injection and Nys’s former doctor and a psychiatrist. If found guilty they could face long jail terms.READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51103687
Read Also: Barca star faces fitness race ahead of new season He also scored a superb goal as Arsenal beat Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley last month. The 2015 African Footballer of the Year finished as the Premier League’s joint top scorer in 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Everybody knows how special this club is, I have seen incredible players, passionate players, Invincible players,” Aubameyang said. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vowed to become an Arsenal “legend” as the Gunners captain ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year contract on Tuesday. Aubameyang’s contract saga had dragged on since last season amid speculation he wanted to join a club in the Champions League. But the Gabon forward revealed he had committed his future to Arsenal in a live Instagram stream from the Emirates Stadium. The deal is reported to be worth £250,000-per-week ($321,000), with bonuses that could take it beyond £350,000-per-week contract of the club’s highest earner Mesut Ozil. “Arsenal fans, finally as you know I just signed the thing,” Aubameyang said. Arsenal confirmed the news themselves on their website in a statement that said: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with us!” “I dream of being one of them, amongst the best, and staying in the hearts of the fans forever. “I want to become an Arsenal legend just like Thierry, Wrighty, Adams and Bergkamp – too many to mention. “My dad is my biggest inspiration, he was captain of his club and his country so it means so much to me to be the captain of this special club. “I want to leave a legacy, this is where I belong, this is my family.” Aubameyang moved to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and has scored 72 goals in 111 games in all competitions, including one in Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Fulham on the opening day of the new season. After scoring the goals that fired Arsenal to last season’s surprise FA Cup semi-final and final victories over Manchester City and Chelsea, Aubameyang had refused to confirm he wanted to stay at the north London club. At one stage last term, the 31-year-old admitted he faced a big decision over his future, fuelling reports that he was ready to leave amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. But Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta remained confident Aubameyang was happy at the club and wanted to stay. Over 100,000 people were watching the announcement via the official Arsenal Instagram account as Aubameyang pledged to follow in the footsteps of Gunners greats like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Ian Wright. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Loading…
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says his squad is braced for a “special game” as they prepare for Sunday’s London derby at Tottenham. Press Association The Hammers travel to White Hart Lane separated only on goal difference with their neighbours after an impressive start to the season. West Ham, sixth in the table, will be without the services of their star man Dimitri Payet however, after the French international was sidelined for three months with an ankle injury. West Ham have not lost on their last three visits to Tottenham. They won in the Premier League and League Cup two seasons ago, while they secured a 2-2 draw last term. But while Bilic says he has no particular personal animosity towards Spurs, he understands the importance of the match to both sets of supporters. “I don’t feel any dislike towards Spurs, no”, Bilic added. “But they are a London club. It means a lot to the fans because you have all West Ham fans working with Spurs fans. “It is a good thing when you win because you can’t wait to go to work and tease them or whatever. If you lose, it’s not very pleasant. “In my apartment, we are all West Ham. I don’t think my dogs are Spurs fans, but I will check it. This morning they looked at me a little bit differently.” Bilic described the 28-year-old as ” irreplaceable “, but he believes his team is still well-equipped to deal with the threat of Mauricio Pochettino’s side. “It is a special game,” said Bilic ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash. “I know it’s a cliche, but there are some games that are more special for the fans. That’s why they are derbies and this one is one of them. “Some are saying it is like the game of the season for West Ham. I wouldn’t call it that, but it is special and we are looking forward to it. “You can feel it in the camp these last few days. It is like we are waiting for a big game.” West Ham have already beaten Arsenal and Chelsea this season, and Bilic is optimistic his side will be able to add another of their London rivals to that impressive list of scalps. “We are confident now because we know whoever we play we have a chance,” Bilic, who made his debut as a West Ham player in a 1-0 win at Spurs in 1996, added. “We will approach the game with that knowledge that if we are on top of our game we have a good chance. “For the fans it would be nice if we finish above them but if you ask me if I am happy to finish ninth and they are 10th, Arsenal are 11th, and Chelsea 12th, I would rather finish second and one of them finish as champions.”
New Delhi: For the first three editions of the Women’s Big Bash League, the Sydney franchises, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers had dominated the tournament. Sydney Thunder won the inaugural edition while the Sydney Sixers won the last two tournaments. Heading into the 2018/19 final, Sydney Sixers were looking good for a hat-trick but an inspired performance from the Brisbane Heat helped them win by three wickets with four balls to spare to clinch the title for the first time at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney on Saturday. This was an inspired performance from the Heat, who had to overcome extremely hot conditions and an in-form batting and bowling line-up to beat the Sixers, who chose to bat in the final.The Brisbane Heat bowlers maintained a tight line and did not allow Alyssa Healy and Elysse Perry to get going in the powerplay overs. Healy was bowled by Delissa Kimmince for 18 but Perry and Ashleigh Gardner strung a solid partnership. Perry, who had scored 740 runs at an average close to 100 and a strike-rate of over 120, looked in great touch again but Grace Harris sent back Gardner Jes Jonassen’s left-arm spin accounted for Perry for 37.With their skipper gone, Sydney Sixers tried to build momentum but Harris kept taking wickets at regular intervals to finish with 3/23. Some big hitting from Dane van Niekerk, who finished with 32 off 15 balls which included two fours and two sixes helped Sydney Sixers reach 131/7. Brisbane Heat won the Women’s Big Bash League for first time.Ellyse Perry scored 777 runs and took 10 wickets.Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder won the previous editions of the WBBL. In response, Harris and Sammy-Jo Johnson both departed cheaply and at 14/2, Brisbane Heat faced an uphill task. However, Beth Mooney, their experienced batter and Kirby Short steadied the innings with a crucial 84-run stand for the third wicket. While Short played the sheet anchor role to perfection, Mooney found the boundaries on a regular basis. With Mooney clearly struggling in the heat, she had to take medication in order to ensure she guided the Brisbane Heat over the line.However, when van Niekerk got rid of Mooney for 65 and Short for 29, Brisbane Heat needed 30 off 31. When Erin Burns got two more wickets, it seemed that Sydney Sixers could turn the match around and register a famous win. With four runs needed off five balls in the final over bowled by Marizanne Kapp, Laura Harris pulled a short ball to deep midwicket and a collision between two Sydney Sixers fielders resulted in the Brisbane Heat winning the title in grand style.Mooney was awarded the Player of the Match for her knock while Ellyse Perry was named the Player of the Series for her 777 runs at an average of 86 in addition to her 10 wickets. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
AFTER dismantling the rest of Guyana’s rugby teams to win back-to-back Sevens tournaments, Panthers turned their attention to the Bounty Farm 15’s tournament, where they opened with 67 – 7 against the Guyana Police Force (GPF).Playing at the National Park, Panthers sent a warning to the rest of Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) that they intend to dominate the game’s longer format, as they eased to a 27 – 0 lead at half time against the Police team, compliments of Osei McKenzie, Rondell McArthur and Lancelot Adonis.However, in the second half, Akeemo James slipped through a crack in Panthers’ seemingly air-tight defence to score his team’s lone try in the match, while Daniel De Abreu made good the conversion.Lloyd Anderson (#14), goes airborne for a catch, which he eventually turned into a try against the Police.Lloyd Anderson tallied 18 points in the game, scoring most of them in the second half and helped the Panthers to score 40 points. Daniel Anderson who was the team’s second highest scorer on the day, putting in three tries (15 points), was also pivotal in the Panthers’ devastating run.Meanwhile, yesterday’s game between Yamaha Caribs and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was postponed to a date to be determined by the GFRU, due to a ‘no show’ by officials.The Bounty Farm 15’s tournament will conclude on November 12. The tournament will see five teams playing two rounds of matches. (Rawle Toney)