Tony nominee Neil Patrick Harris is baring his soul and his svelte bod every night in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch—but he’s taking even more off in the new issue of Rolling Stone! NPH is featured on the cover, wearing nothing but a bowtie and a strategically placed top hat over his, um, angry inch (or as Hedwig would call it, his “little bishop in a turtleneck”). Looking good, NPH! Just watch out for any sudden gusts of wind. Pick up the new issue on newsstands now, then see Harris all glammed up in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, now playing at the Belasco Theatre! Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Related Shows Star Files View Comments Neil Patrick Harris
The National Theatre has announced initial casting for select shows in its 2015 season. As previously announced, the lineup will include a reimagined take of Everyman starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Three Days in the Country (written and directed by Patrick Marber) and a new Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical titled wonder.land. This marks the first season with National Theatre vet Rufus Norris as artistic director.Three Days in the Country will open on July 28 at the Lyttelton Theatre with a cast that includes Amanda Drew, Gawn Grainger, John Simm and Cherrelle Skeete.The Bristol Old Vic’s staging of Jane Eyre comes to the National beginning September 8. Sally Cookson helms the ensemble production, which features Benji Bower, Will Bower, Craig Edwards, Felix Hayes, Phil King, Melanie Marshall, Simone Saunders, Maggie Tagney and Madeleine Worrall.The cast for Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire will include Leo Bill, Joe Caffrey, Elizabeth Chan, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Daniel Flynn, Nicholas Gleaves, Trystan Gravelle, Ash Hunter, Joshua James, Amanda Lawrence, Adelle Leonce, Ashley McGuire, Simon Manyonda, Ann Ogbomo, Steffan Rhodri, Joseph Rowe, Alan Williams and Sargon Yelda.Joining Ejiofor in Norris’ mounting of Everyman are Stephen Aintree, Philip Martin Brown, Paul Bullion, Adam Burton, Michelle Butterly, Sharon D Clarke, Dermot Crowley, Kate Duchêne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Griffiths, Nick Holder, Nicholas Karimi, Joshua Lacey, Penny Layden, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Coral Messam, Jeshaiah Murray, Amanda Minihan, Itxaso Moreno, Tumo Reetsang, Kiruna Stamell, Clemmie Sveaas and Joshua Tikare. Opening night is set for April 29.The Beaux’ Stratagem opens in the Olivier on May 26 with a cast that includes Esh Alladi, Samuel Barnett, Jamie Beamish, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jane Booker, Cornelius Clarke, Susannah Fielding, Molly Gromadzki, John Hastings, Richard Henders, Lloyd Hutchinson, Chris Kelham, Nicholas Khan, Barbara Kirby, Ana-Maria Maskell, Amy Morgan, Pearce Quigley, Ana-Maria Maskell, Amy Morgan, Mark Rose, Chook Sibtain, Geoffrey Streatfeild and Timothy Watson.The U.K. premiere of The Motherf**ker with the Hat will star Nathalie Armin, Lisa Caruccio Came, Ricardo Chavira, Alec Newman, Flor De Liz Perez and Yul Vazquez.Recently added to the season is the Orange Tree Theatre production of Alistair McDowall’s Pomona. The Ned Bennett staging will run in repertory from September 10 through October 10 at the Temporary Theatre. View Comments
To escort the convoys of the various delegations, more than 90 Harley-Davidson motorcycles were acquired to expand the Army, Navy, and Air Force fleets that will provide security for VIP transportation. Lt. Col. Alfredo de Andrade Bottino, commander of the 1st Guards Battalion, noted that 20 of the motorcycles were assigned to his battalion to help maintain law and order, including monitoring roads and areas where training and official competitions will take place. Gen. Jamil Megid Júnior, the coordinator of the planning committee for the games, explained that the operational communications network was also expanded and modernized through the purchase of new equipment to create mobile networks that will be used at competition venues. Navy Rear Adm. Fernardo César da Silva Mota, commander of CEFAN and president of the Navy Sports Commission, said administration of the 20 sports will be divided among the Army, administering 10 sports; the Navy with six; and the Air Force with four. He added that the two official competitions that will take place at CEFAN are the naval pentathlon and taekwondo. There will be about 7,000 athletes and 2,000 delegates from more than 100 countries at the games. Brazil will participate with 250 athletes and will be represented in all sports, including shooting. One of the members of that Brazilian military team is Army Lt. André Luiz Tertuliano dos Santos, a specialist in rifle shooting. “A while ago, I would have said that our team did not have a chance to win a medal. Now, with the acquisition of new equipment, I am more optimistic, and I think that we can win something,” he noted. Investment in infrastructure and modernization The changes Brazil has implemented for the fifth Military World Games are not limited to turning elite athletes into corporals and sergeants. The country has invested 1.2 billion reais (about $800 million) in the games, partly for the construction of housing for participants from more than 100 countries. The new 17-building complex includes 408 units spread over three villas built for the Armed Forces. Vila Verde will be given to the Army, Vila Branca will be given to the Navy, and Vila Azul will be given to the Air Force. Each of the buildings has six stories, with four 110-square-meter apartments per floor, in addition to common areas for events and a multi-sport playing center. “We want to leave — and we are going to leave — a legacy for the future, not only in the structural area of building and construction,” said Gen. Megid Júnior. “This event will serve as a mission, bringing together the agencies responsible for public safety, the Armed Forces, and the community of Rio de Janeiro itself, so as to operate in an integrated manner.” Gen. Megid Júnior explained that the military games will be an opportunity for coordination across each institution’s security systems at the municipal, state and federal levels, and it will help the Armed Forces integrate their security protocol. “We have been conducting, and will continue to conduct, integrated exercises to be ready for missions in July 2011 and to rehearse for 2014 and 2016,” he added. Besides the sports facilities that were built especially for the Pan-American Games in 2007, major military centers are being renovated, such as the Centro de Educação Física Almirante Adalberto Nunes, or CEFAN (Admiral Adalberto Nunes Physical Education Center), to be used by athletes during the upcoming Military World Games. In Brazil, this transition is relatively recent, and has gained momentum after Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the fifth Military World Games, also dubbed “The Peace Games” by organizers. The games, which will take place July 6-24 , 2011, will be hosted for the first time by a Latin American nation. Previous games were held in Europe and Asia. “After the Military World Games, all of the apartments in the three villas will become functional residences for Brazilian military personnel and will also house athletes in 2016, when Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympic Games,” said 1st Lt. Frederico Hopfinger Leite, the civil engineer responsible for supervising the construction of Vila Verde. Funding provided by the federal government will also be used to improve security and transportation to meet the needs of the influx of military delegations that will participate in the games. By Dialogo October 01, 2010 A legacy for 2014 and 2016 In addition to the benefits for athletes at the military games, the upcoming event will modernize facilities and serve as operational training for maintaining security at Rio de Janeiro’s future international competitions. Tânia Maria Pereira Ribeiro, known as Tânia Maranhão, and Andréa dos Santos, known as Maycon, were worried. Both had played their last match for the Brazilian women’s national soccer team in 2008 and money was starting to become tight. Then an unexpected invitation to join the Brazilian Navy arrived. “In military life, you have to respect the schedules a lot,” said defender and Sailor Tânia Maranhão. “On the team, you also have a schedule, but you can arrive five, 10 minutes late. Not here. You have to arrive five or 10 minutes early. Nowadays I am used to it, and my family is very proud that I am a member of the military.” The transition from civilian to military life for elite athletes is an old practice in several Eastern European countries. It was especially common during the Soviet era, when Olympic athletes could not play professionally. “We learned a lot of things, like discipline and respect for hierarchy,” said the left midfielder of the Brazilian Navy’s women’s soccer team, Maycon, who was also attracted to the competition by the favorable conditions for training and by the good infrastructure offered by the military. She added, jokingly, “The best part is that the salary is deposited in our account every month, with no delay either.” Vice Adm. Bernardo Gambôa, head of the Brazilian delegation to the games, believes this investment in elite athletes is worthwhile. He anticipates that the level of the competition will gain recognition from the wider public and he is optimistic about Brazil’s performance. “Our goal is to finish in one of the top three spots on the medal chart,” he said. Another fundamental factor contributing to the country’s success in the Military World Games is the level of interaction between the branches of the Armed Forces. “The persons responsible for the teams exchange information and experiences,” Commander Marcos Vinícius Lúcio, head of the Social Communication Section of the Navy Sports Commission, said of the manner by which the three branches follow the guidance of the Brazilian Military Sports Commission. He added, “The common goal is to lead our country to a great participation at the Rio 2011 fifth Military World Games.”
Panamanian anti-narcotics officials recently celebrated their most successful month of the year with a bonfire of sorts. On June 21, more than 11.4 tons of confiscated narcotics — mainly cocaine — went up in smoke at Cerro Patacón, a landfill just outside Panama City. This was the largest quantity of drugs burned so far in 2013, the government noted in a press release. Destroyed in the bonfire were 11 tons of cocaine as well as five kilograms of heroin and a few hundred kilos of marijuana. This year, Panamanian authorities have incinerated 24 tons of drugs, with almost half of that in the last month. For Panama’s security forces, the highlight for June was a major bust along the border with Colombia. With drug seizures up and murders rates down, Public Security Minister José Raúl Mulino said his country of 3.5 million is on the right track — and that cocaine routes in Central America are being diverted from the isthmus. Mulino also said his forces are hurting growers too. On June 18, police destroyed almost 5,000 coca plants in the thick jungles of the Darien Gap near Colombia. “Just returned from the border with Colombia,” Mulino wrote on his Twitter account. “Great binational day against narcos. A hectare of coca plants and a laboratory destroyed by National Border Service.” Nobody was arrested in the operation, but a source told news agency AFP that the lab had the ability to turn coca into cocaine. Carlos Alvarado, director of the state-run Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas in neighboring Costa Rica, said the busts in Panama didn’t surprise him. Colombian drug cartels, including members of the FARC guerrilla movement, often work in cocaine productions along the Darien Gap, he told the Spanish newspaper El País. “It is very unfortunate that the traffickers have already crossed the border from Colombia to Panama,” Alvarado said, calling Panama “very lucky” for detecting the farm. The big month of busts actually started at the end of May, when a joint effort between U.S. officials and the Panamanian Navy seized 2.7 tons of cocaine from speedboats in nearby waters. Police stated the several thousand pounds of cocaine was worth $500 million. One boat was sunk and three suspects were arrested. The five suspects who carried most of the cocaine escaped into the jungle at the Colombian border. However, the seizure marked the biggest bust of the year. “These two disruptions are an example of the international cooperative law enforcement effort to disrupt transnational criminal activity and deny their profiting from such activity,” the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. Almost all the cocaine is destined for the United States. Central American leaders continue to debate strategies for effectively dealing with that flow of cocaine. Mulino praised joint operations with Colombia and the United States, through Operation Martillo, for Panama’s successful busts during the first half of 2013. In fact, Panama is now on pace to disrupt more drug operations than in the past three years. In 2012, Panamanian police confiscated 35 tons of drugs, down from 39 tons the year before. In 2009 and 2010, the country netted 54 tons of narcotics, and the country seems likely to arrive at similar numbers this year. “All of the narco-guerrilla traffic that we stop between Colombia and Panama benefits all of the region,” Mulino said. I think that the work performed by Panama to fight drug trafficking is carried out in very unequal conditions. Panama needs more logistic resources and better technical training. Also, it’s necessary to increase the manpower, it’s not enough to only supervise the borders, we need to cover the entire country. Today we have a mob of drug dealers with an active presence in the least expected places. They are very active in sports club, cock fights, folk dancing and discotheques. By Dialogo July 09, 2013
10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA board chairman H. Mark McWatters yesterday sent out a forceful letter to Richard Codray urging him to categorically exempt credit unions from many of the pending HMDA mandates, and called on it to clarify the scope of its Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) powers in guidance or regulations. This letter is proverbial music to the ears for those of us who believe that the benign dictator of consumer finance and former supreme court clerk has either been too cautious or too unwilling to utilize his authority to exempt credit unions from Dodd- Frank mandates.Here is my favorite quote; “Section 1022(b)(3)(A) of the Dodd-Frank Act, provides that the bureau may exempt any class of persons, service providers or consumer financial services from certain regulations. Use of this permitted, yet underutilized statutory authority is appropriate to address compliance costs and the unintended consequences of limiting access to affordable financial services for many millions of middle class credit union members, through the enactment of needless regulatory burdens.” continue reading »
Comment Advertisement Denis Suarez is still waiting to start his first game for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Denis Saurez hopes Arsenal’s upcoming warm weather training camp in Dubai will provide the platform from which he can finally launch his Gunners career.The Spaniard joined on loan from Barcelona in January but has been restricted to just six substitute appearances.Suarez’s arrival coincided with the return to form and fitness of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Arsenal’s player of the month, and has subsequently found opportunities hard to come by.Reports earlier this week claimed Unai Emery has already decided not to take up the option of signing Suarez on a permanent basis at a cost of £18million in the summer, and will instead renew his interest in Paris Saint-Germain’s versatile winger Christopher Nkunku, 21, when the transfer window reopens.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Emery is said to harbour reservations about his compatriot’s ability to withstand the physical nature of English football and the Daily Mail claims Suarez was even warned against joining Arsenal midway through the season.Arsenal have won five of their last seven matches in all competitions, moving to within a point of third placed Tottenham in the Premier League and overturning a 3-1 first leg deficit against Rennes to qualify for the Europa League quarter finals where they are due to meet Napoli.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Unai Emery will reportedly renew his interest in Christoper Nkunku in the summer (Picture: Getty)Suarez jetted out to Dubai this morning, along with a clutch of youngsters and the senior Arsenal stars who were not selected by their national teams including the likes of Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Alexandre Lacazette.The 25-year-old believes the training camp, along with Tuesday’s friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC, will offer him the chance to prove to Emery he is capable of making an impact in the Premier League.🇬🇧✈️🇦🇪Traveling in style with @emirates – see you soon, Dubai👋#ArsenalInDubai pic.twitter.com/HRRTM9n8SU— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 21, 2019 Advertisement Denis Suarez was warned not to sign for Arsenal during January transfer window Metro Sport ReporterThursday 21 Mar 2019 2:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link360Shares
20 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.A RESIDENTIAL block of land in Surfers Paradise has sold for $1.5 million — more than $300,000 more than what it sold for two years ago. 20 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters, Qld 4217. Picture: Realestate.com.au“We are finding strong activity in the Paradise Waters market from entry level waterfront upwards,” he said. 20 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters, Qld 4217. Picture: Realestate.com.auAll three sales were negotiated by First National Real Estate.Agent Russell Rollington said it showed the strength of the market. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago20 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters, Qld 4217. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe property is at 20 Seafarer Ct, Paradise Waters.It changed hands in February, 2015 for $1.17 million and again in July, 2015 for $1.22 million.
Stanley Tce, TaringaA FEW renovations and four years later this Taringa home has sold for $470,000 more than its owners originally paid for it.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe home at Stanley Terrace, Taringa sold under the hammer at auction for $1.34 million through Ben White of Place New Farm.Mr White said the owners paid $870,000 for the house four years ago and renovated it to sell. There were three registered bidders.“The buyer is from Melbourne, but originally from Queensland, and is moving back to Brisbane permanently,’’ Mr White said.The three-level, five-bedroom home is on a 835sq m block. It has double high ceilings and there is a fireplace with glass sliders which opens directly onto the rear deck.The kitchen has dark benchtops, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a glass splashback.
Property investor and renovator Vivienne Halliday at her latest project in Bardon. Pic Peter WallisA new breed of millionaires has emerged in Queensland, who buy, renovate and flip properties, making as much as $100,000 off just eight weeks’ work.This as experts find women, especially in their mid-40s to 50s, increasingly using property flipping as a strategy to supercharge retirement funds and even head into early retirement.Dale Beaumont, author of Secrets of Property Millionaires Exposedsaid there were three ways to make money off property — buying really well, holding for a long period of time or adding value through renovation, addition or subdivision.“In a rising market you can add tens to hundreds of thousands to a property,” he told The Sunday-Mail. “Now is a really great time (to buy for flipping). It’s definitely a buyers market. There is less competition right now.” A survey by the School of Renovating found two in every five women renovating to flip properties was 45 to 54 years old, while a third were older 55 to 64. Most use subcontractors to do the work but two-thirds take on some of the DIY themselves.Property investor Vivienne Halliday, 56, has flipped 10 properties and plans to do two more a year for the next three years before “semi-retirement”. 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?00:58 MORE: Is first homebuyer 5pc deposit for real? Fixer uppers in prized locations hot for buyers Brisbane house price hits new high Sun finally shines on Townsville market “I’m looking for dirty, smelly, really awful from the outside. That sort of thing reduces buyers so I don’t have much competition and it helps get the price down. It has to be well below market value,” she said of the properties chosen for flips.“I’ve always loved property, old houses especially but my husband works Fly In, Fly Out, so it’s my way to getting some money to get him home (earlier).”She started on “little bits” around her home then threw herself into learning about property investment and began buying and flipping. “I saw what other people were doing, buying one that had land to subdivide and a house to renovate, then sell both.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoHuge Aerial Panorama of the Brisbane Skyline, Queensland, Australia. Converted from RAW.The most she’s ever spent on a renovation, she said was $120,000, because the home was so run down by white ants it needed a new roof.“Most are below that, I try and keep the costs low because that’s your profit.”Profit, she said, was about “$100,000 per property” but “that depends on where it is”.“I’m certainly not going to say no to a good $20-30,000 profit if it’s quick and easy but I aim for $100,000.”Mr Beaumont said “typically you want the worst house in the street or one that will require a lot of TLC” to do a fix and flip well.For the greater Brisbane area, he recommended areas 15km outside the city, where there was “good public transport and a good family area”.His top tip was to find two or three suburbs that met that criteria, look at 100 properties that have sold there, make offers on five and “hopefully one or two will be accepted”.“Once you’ve seen 100 properties, you know what represents good value and what doesn’t,” he said. And, he said, whatever happened, “do not become emotionally connected” to properties.“It’s a great time to buy slightly under market value, and when the market does bounce back you will already have equity. What you could do is buy properties now that have potential for renovation in future, hold on for two years and then renovate a little bit later on.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Stuff co.nz 11 August 2020Family First Comment: Good decision. This is why assisted suicide is never safe“Davison admitted administering Burger a lethal concoction of drugs, “placing a bag over [Varian’s] head and administering helium with the intent of helium deoxygenation and/or asphyxiation”, and giving Holland a lethal dose of pentobarbital. He argued it was “compassionate”” A lawyer for the Professional Conduct Committee said Davison’s role in the deaths was a “deliberate breach of the obligation of all medical practitioners” to protect the “sanctity” of life, and would be seen by the public as “unacceptable” of a person registered in New Zealand.An Auckland-born doctor convicted of helping three people to die overseas has been struck off the register.Euthanasia advocate Professor Sean Davison appeared before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal on Tuesday via video link from South Africa, where he lives.In 2019 – while holding a provisional registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand – the medical laboratory scientist pleaded guilty to three murders in South Africa and was sentenced to three years’ house arrest.Davison previously admitted counselling and procuring the attempted suicide of his cancer-stricken elderly mother Patricia Davison, 85, who died in 2006. He was sentenced in the High Court at Dunedin to five months’ home detention in 2011.The charges involved the 2013 death of his friend, Anrich Burger, a doctor who became a quadriplegic after a car crash; the death of Justin Varian, who had motor neurone disease, in July 2015; and the death of sportsman Richard Holland, who had suffered brain injuries and had no motor function following a bicycle accident.Davison admitted administering Burger a lethal concoction of drugs, “placing a bag over [Varian’s] head and administering helium with the intent of helium deoxygenation and/or asphyxiation”, and giving Holland a lethal dose of pentobarbital.The tribunal heard Davison wished to move back to New Zealand to practise pathology after completing house arrest, and was granted a provisional registration.He disclosed his conviction linked to the death of his mother, but failed to disclose that he had been involved in the murders of Varian and Holland when he knew his involvement was “unlawful conduct”, the tribunal heard.Assisted suicide and euthanasia are illegal in South Africa.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/300079176/kiwi-scientist-sean-davison-struck-off-over-role-in-assisted-deaths-in-south-africa