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Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NPH Bids Auf Wiedersehen to Hedwig On August 17, Neil Patrick Harris pulled the wig down from the shelf one last time in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Tony winner took to Instagram to document his transformation into the rock goddess, from sausage-curled head to gold heel-adorned foot. Just before taking the stage one final time, Harris, as Ms. Hedwig, signed off with a farewell smooch. Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will don the glitter and fishnets at the Belasco Theatre beginning August 20. Get Ruthless (and Dragged Out) for a Cause The pint-sized Sophia Anne Caruso, who appeared in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! and Smash, will lead a new production of Ruthless! The Musical to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She’ll take on the role of the diabolically talented Tina Denmark, a part originated by Laura Bell Bundy and understudied by Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. Ruthless! composer, Marvin Laird, will play the domineering agent Sylvia St. Coix. For select performances, lyricist and book writer Joel Paley will play the eight-year-old Tina. We love us some camp. Also in the cast are Kim Maresca, Katie Sparer, Delaney Arizala and Rita McKenzie. The show will play Stage 72 at the Triad on September 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 and 22. Star Files Bobby Cannavale & More Will Get Buggy Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale has joined the cast of Ant-Man, the latest Marvel action feature, Deadline reports. The Peyton Reed-helmed film, which begins filming on August 18, will also feature stage vets Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll and Wood Harris. Ant-Man, which follows a con man with the superpower to shrink in size while maintaining strength, is currently slated for a July 2015 release. View Comments Leslie Bibb Joins The Odd Couple Screen actress Leslie Bibb has joined the cast of the upcoming CBS series based on The Odd Couple, TVLine reports. She will play Casey, the model sister to Lindsay Sloane’s character, Emily. Bibb appeared in reasons to be happy, Neil LaBute’s follow-up to his reasons to be pretty, last year off-Broadway. As previously reported, the modern take on the classic Neil Simon play will star Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, as well as Wendell Pierce and Yvette Nicole Brown. Debbie Reynolds Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Debbie Reynolds, who has earned the moniker “America’s Sweetheart” over the course of her nearly seven-decade career, will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015. Reynolds, whose notable film credits include the movie musicals Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (for which she received an Oscar nod,) garnered a Tony nomination for Irene. She also appeared on Broadway in Woman of the Year and her revue, Debbie. Bobby Cannavale Neil Patrick Harris
Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options. Australian oil and gas company Santos has said it has successfully drilled the Corvus-2 appraisal well confirming “a significant gas resource” in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.Noble Tom Prosser rig / Image source: Noble CorporationThe well, located in petroleum permit WA-45-R, in which Santos has a 100 percent interest, is approximately 90 kilometers northwest of Dampier.The Corvus-2 well intersected a gross interval of 638 meters, one of the largest columns ever discovered across the North West Shelf, Santos said. The well reached a total depth of 3,998 meters.Wireline logging to date has confirmed 245 meters of net hydrocarbon pay across the target reservoirs in the North Rankin and Mungaroo formations, between 3,360 and 3,998 meters.Higher permeability zones than encountered in Corvus-1 have been observed from initial pressure sampling completed in the well. Compared to Corvus-1, initial samples acquired from Corvus-2 indicate a significantly higher Condensate Gas Ratio of up to 10 bbl/mmscf and a similar CO2 content of 7 percent, Santos added.Corvus-2 is approximately three kilometers southwest of Corvus-1, which was drilled in 2000. The water depth at the location is 63 meters. The field is approximately 28 kilometers from the Reindeer platform, which delivers gas to the Devil Creek domestic gas plant near Karratha, and about 62 kilometers to a Varanus Island tie-in point. Santos has a 100 percent interest in all these facilities.The well was drilled using the jack-up drilling rig, Noble Tom Prosser, and will be plugged and abandoned as planned once logging operations are completed.Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said: “Corvus-2 has delivered a fantastic result and has opened up a number of additional exploration opportunities in the region. It is particularly exciting to have realized higher liquids content and significantly bigger resource volume than we expected.”“Corvus could be tied back to either our Devil Creek or Varanus Island gas plants, where it has the potential to increase the utilization of our existing facilities as well as provide backfill and extend plateau well into the 2030s.”“It’s a great start to our 2019 offshore drilling campaign, and it also highlights the value of the Quadrant acquisition and our strategy of pursuing upstream brownfield growth opportunities around existing infrastructure. The rig will now move north to commence the Dorado appraisal program,” Gallagher said.WoodMac: Corvus is Carnarvon basin’s largest gas discovery in a decade Commenting on Santos’ announcement on Tuesday, Wood Mackenzie senior analyst Daniel Toleman said: “Based on limited information, our initial estimate is a 2.5 tcf gas and 25 mmbbl condensate resource. This will be the largest gas discovery in the Carnarvon basin since the Satyr-4 exploration well drilled by Chevron in 2009.“Santos’ stated 254m net pay is indicative of a very large gas resource in place, but recoverable volumes will be dependant on the size of the structure, area extent and sand thickness.“Santos suggested that Corvus will supply the domestic market. The field is near to Santos’ Reindeer development and if the resource comes in over 2 tcf, we believe Santos will explore opportunities to export the gas as LNG. This is due to Corvus’ proximity to the Burrup Peninsula, and a well-supplied domestic market in the short-to-medium term.“The North West Shelf has LNG production capacity available from 2021. The Corvus discovery could fill this ullage. If an LNG backfill development is to progress, we expect Santos will look to sell down, as it currently holds 100% in the find. One of the North West Shelf partners would be a logical entrant.“Quadrant’s exploration portfolio is shaping up to be a good buy for Santos. Dorado was the third largest oil discovery in Western Australia’s history and Corvus is likely to be Santos’ largest offshore gas discovery ever.”Offshore Energy Today Staff
“There’s a lot that goes into his swing,” Manager Dave Roberts said of Lux. “At this point in time he wasn’t synced up. Nothing against him, it’s just right now where we’re at, we hope for Gavin to log some at-bats off-site at ’SC.”The Dodgers have ample depth to replace Lux in the lineup and on the field. Two right-handed hitters, Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez, can share time at second base in Lux’s absence. Max Muncy, who bats left-handed, swatted 35 home runs and played 70 games at second base in 2019.Because he was optioned prior to Opening Day, there is no restriction on when Lux can re-join the Dodgers’ roster under the special rules for the abbreviated 2020 campaign. The Dodgers can also take advantage of service-time rules that would delay Lux’s free agency by a season if they keep him down until Aug. 8 or later.MEET THE NEW GUYLeft-handed reliever Jake McGee signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers. To make room for him in the 60-man player pool, right-handed pitcher Jimmy Nelson was transferred to the 45-day injured list. Nelson won’t pitch this season after undergoing surgery on his lower back.McGee, 33, has a 3.64 earned-run average over parts of 10 major league seasons with the Rays and Rockies. Colorado released him over the weekend and will pay all but the prorated minimum of the $3.5 million McGee is owed in 2020. The Rockies also owe McGee a $2 million buyout, if the Dodgers choose to exercise it after the season. McGee was scheduled to make his Dodger debut in Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Angels.BUEHLER BUILDUPBy definition, Walker Buehler is the Dodgers’ fifth starter. He’s starting the fifth game of the season, next Tuesday against the Houston Astros. It’s an unusual position for a pitcher who some prognosticators tabbed as the favorite to win the Cy Young award.The Dodgers delayed Buehler’s debut because he did not build his pitch count as high as Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, Alex Wood or Julio Urías after spring training was postponed in March. That’s fine with Buehler, who said he only took one week off from throwing while MLB paused for the novel coronavirus pandemic.“When you’re going through a pandemic and don’t know what you’re going to have on the other side of it, I took a week off then got back on my throwing program,” Buehler said. “I feel good and I’m ready to go.”Buehler said he couldn’t give a “true estimate” of how many innings he can pitch against the Astros. Right-hander Dustin May, normally a starter, is expected to piggyback Buehler’s debut.ALSORoberts said all but two spots on the 30-man Opening Day roster were settled as of Tuesday afternoon. … The manager described rookie utility player Zach McKinstry as “an injury away” from joining the Dodgers’ major league roster, suggesting he will begin the season at USC. … One relief pitcher and one position player were still waiting to learn of their status, Roberts said. The Dodgers optioned Gavin Lux to their alternate training site Tuesday. The second baseman, who began the year as a prospective candidate for the National League Rookie of the Year award, will join the other minor league players at the team’s USC camp.Lux was poised to be the Dodgers’ Opening Day second baseman, particularly with a right-handed pitcher (Johnny Cueto) on the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. He hit .240 and slugged two home runs after forcing his way onto the major-league roster last September. In the Division Series against the Nationals, Lux collected two hits in nine at-bats.The 2020 exhibition season, chopped in half by a global pandemic, was a struggle for Lux. He batted 32 times and collected as many strikeouts (8) as hits (8). When players reported to Dodger Stadium in July, Lux was not among the campers who arrived on time. He did not disclose the reason for being late.Twice in Monday’s exhibition game against the Diamondbacks, Lux appeared to have trouble gripping the baseball. Sunday, he struck out in both of his plate appearances against Arizona. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
“I know Landon pretty well now and he gets itchy feet if he’s not around the game,” Yallop said. “And he wants to get back and see his buddies.” Forward Nate Jaqua also ran with the team after his U.S. team stint. Goalkeeper Joe Cannon and defender Chris Albright are still expected to make their preseason camp debuts Thursday, although now they might be feeling a little pressure from Donovan. “I’ll give ’em crap,” Donovan said, laughing, “but this was my choice. I was thinking about coming in (today), then I realized it was Valentine’s Day so I asked Frank if I could come in today and take tomorrow off, which is nice.” Cutting edge “It’s nice just to see some faces get back on the field, and see a lot of new faces,” said the 24-year-old Donovan, who clearly had the edge on his teammates in terms of conditioning. “I’ve played two games now to their none. I’m going to be ahead of them. It’s a good feeling for me, because you’re pretty much fully fit and you’re not tired from being the end of the year yet.” It wasn’t a surprise to coach Frank Yallop that his star made an early return. The Galaxy just began their second week of camp and don’t have to make roster moves until March 1, but Yallop said he’s already close to knowing his roster will shape up. “I’ve got a pretty good idea already what guys we’re definitely going to keep, ones we’re going to maybe slide into the developmental side of things, or even let go,” Yallop said. “We’ll figure that out in the next week or so. “I don’t want to keep guys hanging on when I kind of think I know now.” Schedule update The Galaxy will begin their preseason schedule in Bermuda with a Feb. 22 game against the New England Revolution. They will play again the next day against a Bermuda All-Star select team. The team also announced two other preseason matches – on March 10 against the Fresno Fuego of the PDL in Fresno and on March 18 against the Columbus Crew at Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARSON – He wasn’t due to arrive until Thursday, but Landon Donovan just couldn’t wait to get on the field with his Galaxy teammates Tuesday. Donovan, who had spent the previous five weeks with the U.S. national team, went through drills with the team in the morning and played in a game situation in the afternoon.
whoops How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Real Madrid beat Viktoria Plzen 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night, but prior to that they had secured one win in five games.The club are now ready to show Lopetegui the door and the axe could fall after this weekend’s crunch clash with Barcelona.Conte is the man Real Madrid have identified to take the reins, with the board keen to shake up the dressing room.But, according to reports in Italy, it will cost the club €10.8m (£9.5m) in compensation to hire Conte now. SORRY latest Most Popular Premier League Stories The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? gameday cracker Chelsea could be set for an unexpected payday as Real Madrid would have to give the club €10.8m (£9.5m) to hire Antonio Conte.The Spanish giants are considering appointing the Italian as their new boss after Julen Lopetegui’s poor start to the season. Chelsea are said to be still paying the Italian for the final year of his contract and the only way for him to work elsewhere is for the Blues to be paid compensation.That has left Real Madrid facing an otherwise unexpected additional cost, unless they opt to place an interim boss in charge till the end of the season.Former midfielder Santiago Solari, who coaches the club’s B team, is being touted for such a role.The 42-year-old would take charge of first-team affairs until the end of the season, when Conte could then join for no compensation fee. huge blow 2 TOP WORK tense Antonio Conte celebrates during his time as Chelsea manager. revealed Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion changes 2 predicted Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Julen Lopetegui’s position as Real Madrid boss remains precarious Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit?
Evolution is the foundation of biology, geology, and astronomy, claims Edna Devore, Director of Education and Public Education for the SETI Institute. Writing in Space.Com, she finds it hard to believe evolution is controversial (see 12/14/2004 and 11/30/2004 entries). Why, just look out the airplane window; it’s obvious. “Evolution is fundamental to modern biology, geology and astronomy. Ignoring or discarding fundamental scientific understandings of the natural world does not prepare our children well for the future,” she concludes. “As America strives to ‘leave no child behind,’ it’s time that evolution is not left behind in our science classrooms.”She’s barking up the wrong tree. No informed critic is advocating ignoring or discarding evolution. Whether it can be classed with “fundamental understandings of the natural world” must not be merely assumed, but those on the design side of the controversy (see 01/24/2005 and 11/30/2004 entries and Evolution News blog) want evolution to be taught. You can’t understand 20th century history or science without it. Charlie’s little world cruise makes a nice story, and Haeckel’s little drawings make nice cartoons to get the teens to laugh. Yes, teach evolution – all of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly (see 01/17/2005, 12/30/2004, 11/29/2004, 11/19/2004 and 12/14/2004 entries, and more going back 5 years in these pages). Teach especially the parts the Darwin Party doesn’t want you to know. Here; we’ll help. Try our draft outline of a suggested eight-part comprehensive curriculum on evolution: Click here to continue—(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Chennai Super Kings celebrate, with South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini in the centre of the picture.(Image: Indian Premier League) The Proteas, dressed in test kit, during their 2008 tour of Australia. (Image: Wikimedia) Newlands cricket stadium, with its famous backdrop of Devil’s Peak. (Image: Wikimedia)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa has become the hub of the cricket world almost overnight, with two major international tournaments shifting from India and Pakistan to the southern tip of the African continent amid fears for the safety of players.The country will host both the Indian Premier League and the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Champions Trophy tournaments. The unexpected cricketing bonanza will bring thousands of visitors to South Africa and some sources say it will boost the economy by up to R1-billion ($100-million).The ICC awarded the Champions Trophy to South Africa in mid-March, and followed this announcement a mere two weeks later with the news that the Indian Premier League (IPL) was also moving south.South African cricket fans have more to look forward to in 2009 than ever before. The Champions Trophy takes place in Gauteng province from 24 September to 5 October 2009, while IPL games will be held around the country between 18 April and 24 May.The new infrastructure put in place for the 2010 Fifa World Cup will have an unscheduled test run during the two large-scale sporting events.Short noticeCricket South Africa has less than a month to organise the month-long IPL event, which takes place over 59 games and in six cities around the country.Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola said: “CSA is delighted to accept the invitation to host the 2009 DFL Indian Premier League tournament. This is a great compliment to both CSA and our nation to be shown this confidence in our ability to hold one of the world’s top sporting events at short notice.”England was another contender for the hosting honours but in the end South Africa’s glorious weather swayed the IPL board. In addition, South Africa is experienced in putting on a show, having hosted the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 as well as the Cricket World Cup in 2003 – the event’s first showing on the African continent. The fact that South Africa is two time zones closer to India than is England also influenced the decision, as games can be broadcast in India during prime time.The IPL is a Twenty20 tournament. In this, the shortest form of the game, teams bat for a maximum of 20 overs each, bringing a game to a close in less than three hours, as opposed to a normal One Day International (ODI) which takes around four hours per team.The tournament, which features the world’s top cricketers, caused a storm of controversy when it was launched in 2008 because of the huge salaries offered to players – salaries that could entice them to abandon their careers at home and join the league, to the detriment of their national teams. Furthermore, national cricket bodies contend that players should always be available to represent their country irrespective of the IPL schedule, but IPL contracts are inflexible.IPL players from South Africa include bowlers Dale Steyn, Albie Morkel and Makhaya Ntini, all-rounder Jacques Kallis, wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, and batsmen AB de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith, the captain of South Africa’s national team, the Proteas. Other top international players include Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, leg spinners Shane Warne of Australia and Anil Kumble of India, Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, and the fearsome off spinner Muttiah Muralitharen of Sri Lanka.Fans can look forward to the likes of the Jaipur Rajasthan Royals, the Chennai Super Kings, the Delhi DareDevils, and the Kolkata Knight Riders, among others, striding onto South African fields, bringing with them the glamour and excitement of limited overs cricket played by the best in the world.Teams will start arriving in South Africa from 1 April 2009. According to the IPL, the opening ceremony and first game will take place at Newlands in Cape Town, while the final will most likely be held at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Both cities are world-famous as cricket venues, but there are a number of other South African cities, including Durban, Centurion, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, East London and Bloemfontein, that are also well versed in hosting international games.Safety firstA horror attack by armed terrorists on Sri Lankan players in Lahore, Pakistan, in February 2009 sparked an international outcry and prompted the world cricketing authority to immediately seek an alternative venue for games already scheduled.Pakistan was to co-host the Champions Trophy, but ICC CE Haroon Lorgat said afterwards that international cricket would not return to that country soon. Lorgat, a South African, took over the helm of the ICC in April 2008, succeeding Malcolm Speed of Australia.Six policemen and a bus driver were killed during the onslaught. While cricket on the subcontinent remains as popular as ever, the safety of players and officials is the ICC’s top priority.Prestigious tournamentThe ICC Champions Trophy is a prestigious ODI tournament that takes place every two years and is regarded as second only to the World Cup. It was scheduled for Pakistan in September 2008 but was postponed once already due to security concerns.South Africa and Sri Lanka were both considered but again, the weather in South Africa was a major factor. Games will take place at the dual venues of the Wanderers in Johannesburg and Supersport Park in Centurion, near Pretoria.Only the top eight ODI teams are eligible for the tournament. Second favourite South Africa is placed in Group B, along with New Zealand, Sri Lanka and England. Top seed Australia as well as India, Pakistan and West Indies are in Group A. Australia is the defending champion.ICC President David Morgan said, “I think the Board has made a sensible decision that will give the event every chance of success. Cricket South Africa can provide two world-class venues in what is effectively one location.” Morgan added that weather conditions in the area around Johannesburg in September and October are stable and ideal for cricket.At the top of their gameThe Proteas are currently at the top of the ICC’s ODI table, just one point ahead of their arch-rivals Australia, while the positions are switched for the latest Test Championship table.On 25 March Australian captain Ricky Ponting received the ICC Test Championship mace and a cheque for coming second in the ODI championship, while South African captain Graeme Smith received the ICC ODI Championship shield plus a cheque as runner-up in the Test Championship.Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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24 July 2014President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the first United States-Africa Leaders’ Summit taking place in Washington on 5 and 6 August, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said on Thursday.Speaking to journalists in Pretoria following the Cabinet’s latest fortnightly meeting, Muthambi said the summit was expected to provide a boost for Africa’s regional integration initiatives, as well as for various African Union (AU) economic development programmes.The White House made the announcement that US President Barack Obama would host the summit in January, saying that he looked forward to “further strengthen[ing] ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.“The summit will build on the progress made since the President’s trip to Africa last summer, advance the administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people,” the White House said.There will also be meetings of US and African CEOs, as well as an African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) ministerial meeting, both aimed at strengthening trade and investment between the US and Africa.Agoa, which enables 39 eligible sub-Saharan African countries to export most products duty-free to the United States, has seen total African exports to the US more than quadruple, and US exports to sub-Saharan Africa more than triple, since its inception in 2000In August, US Trade Representative Michael Froman told a two-day forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that the US was looking to work with African experts and leaders on forging an improved “Agoa 2.0” before the expiry of its current version in 2015.Some members of the US Congress have questioned whether South Africa, being relatively developed in Africa, should continue to be included in Agoa. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, speaking to journalists ahead of Obama’s visit to the country last June, argued against this view, saying it would be detrimental for the US market if South Africa were excluded.“South Africa has been a beneficiary of Agoa, but we also think that Agoa is a very significant instrument to benefit the US, not least because it is a widely appreciated measure by the US, which builds the US a high degree of goodwill in its relations with other countries on the African continent,” Davies said.Around 43% of South Africa’s exports, totalling to about $4.6-billion, have entered the US under the Agoa programme and this, according to Davies, has helped support the development of the economy, notably in manufacturing.Elizabeth Thabethe, then deputy trade and industry minister – now deputy small business development minister – said at the time that Agoa should be developed into a programme that supported African integration more directly.“This is where we need to be innovative in defining mechanisms that support Africa’s integration,” Thabethe said, adding that larger, more integrated African markets would underpin growth and development in Africa, which in turn would encourage growth in US trade and investment to Africa.SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a small window of opportunity with no rain, many farmers around Ohio are getting in the fields while the getting is good. Bradley Ott, Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer talks about all of the activities going on in the southwest part of the state as farmers try to get as caught up as possible after the onslaught of June rains.