The Heidi Chronicles’ Ali Ahn on Geeking Out & Keeping Her Day Job

first_img Stage & Screen Cred: Ahn has appeared off-Broadway in Sugar House and Twelfth Night and on screen in Liberal Arts, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Ugly Betty and Louie. “I was a super-intense kid. I wanted to either be a mad scientist or an Olympic figure skater. And I was really into gymnastics, so I would do ridiculous things like tape out the measurements of a balance beam on the carpet and try to teach myself tricks.” The Heidi Chronicles “I went to Yale for history because I never thought I could act as a career. I wanted to go to a school where I could geek out, but also be able to do as much theater as I wanted, and it was perfect for that. I don’t think I’ve ever been as sleep deprived as I was back then.” Related Shows “When I auditioned, I thought, ‘I’m never going to get this job.’ As an Asian-American woman, I can count on two hands the plays in New York I’ve auditioned for. When I got the call, I was living in an illegal basement with no light. It was literally like the heavens opened up: ‘Here’s a gift for you!’” Hometown: Pasadena, CA Age: “Barely legal.”center_img “Even though I’m on Broadway, I still have a day job. The reality of living in this city is pretty grim. I teach and tutor writing, and it’s great. I have wonderful students and it exercises a different part of my brain.” “My grandmother passed away during tech, so the first performance was such a roller coaster of emotions for me. She immigrated here from Korea, and I don’t think she could have ever dreamed her granddaughter would be doing this. Life can be so amazing and so unexpected.” Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Current Role: A vibrant Broadway debut as Susan Johnston, the outspoken best friend of Heidi Holland (played by Elisabeth Moss) in the new revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. View Comments “My piano teacher was [playwright] David Henry Hwang’s mother—I studied for 11 years. She had this giant poster of him winning the Tony for M. Butterfly, but at the time, I didn’t even know who he was. She probably wished I practiced piano a little more.”last_img read more

Watch Leona Lewis & the Cats Cast Perform

first_imgLeona Lewis View Comments Cats Leona Lewis Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 Shake your tail like it’s 1982! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical Cats has officially returned to the Great White Way. The cast performed “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats,” followed by pop sensation Leona Lewis’ show-stopping “Memory” on Good Morning America on August 4. Weather anchor Ginger Zee was able to enter the junkyard and learn some moves from choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler; he just nabbed a Tony for a little show called Hamilton, by the way—and he says the tuners are very similar! Find out how, enter the junkyard and feast your ears on the videos below! Star Fileslast_img read more

Another $1.32 million in federal grants awarded to Vermont law enforcers

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Friday that eight Vermont communities, as well as the Vermont Department of Public Safety (VDPS), will receive more than $1.32 million in federal grants to help combat crime.  The grants will provide police departments across the state with funding for equipment, training other and resources.More than $1 million in grants were awarded through the Department of Justice s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).  The Byrne program awards competitive grants to state and local jurisdictions to help fight crime in their own communities by addressing individual law enforcement needs.  The grants will be used for law enforcement, prevention, education, drug treatment and crime victim programs, as well as for planning, training, evaluation and technology improvement programs.  A Byrne grant of nearly $850,000 to VDPS will be used to fund the successful Vermont Drug Task Force.  Leahy has also led in securing additional resources for the Task Force, to help address drug-crime issues in Vermont communities. Vermont s law enforcement community has a good record of using this federal partnership help in working to counter crime, said Leahy, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Justice Department.  These grants are also help enable cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries.  Providing federal assistance for law enforcement to help strengthen our communities and ensure public safety is a sound investment, and these grants will help ensure that our law enforcement officers continue to receive the tools and training needed to keep Vermont safe.Leahy also announced that the Vermont Department of Public Safety has received two additional grants from the Department of Justice totaling more than $160,000.  A $100,000 grant from the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program will help expedite the processing of DNA samples awaiting analysis in Vermont crime labs.  The Department of Public Safety has also been awarded an additional $61,000 from Project Safe Neighborhoods, which will be used to target gun crimes.  On Monday, Senator Leahy announced more than $1 million in additional federal grants to VDPS from a Leahy-authored provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act designed to help rural states prevent and combat crime.  So far this fiscal year Vermont has received more than $2.5 million in federal assistance to support state and local law enforcement efforts. Communities receiving funds from the Byrne JAG program include Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Colchester, Franklin County, Rutland, South Burlington, Springfield, and St. Albans.· Barre: Awarded $12,187 to purchase equipment for the Barre Police Department, including the replacement of aging portable radios.· Bennington: Awarded $24,097 for training in community policing, drug enforcement, special tactics, gang enforcement and child abuse investigations for the Bennington Police Department.· Brattleboro: Awarded $22,158 to provided drug and gang interdiction patrols.· Burlington: Awarded $121,870 to enhance community policing, engage city neighborhoods in crime prevention strategy, provide support to victims of crime, and strengthen its community outreach program, in particular outreach to youth.· Colchester: Awarded $20,219 to update aging communications equipment.· Franklin County: Awarded $15,511 to provide upgraded equipment and uniforms for Franklin County Sheriff s Office dispatchers and officers.· Rutland: Awarded $34,899 to help the city police department purchase communications and surveillance equipment, personal protection equipment, and to cover overtime costs associated with targeted policing efforts and investigations. · South Burlington: Awarded $13,849 to support the South Burlington Police Department s Patrol Rifle Program.· Springfield:  Awarded $15,788 to make security enhancements to the police department and officer safety.· St. Albans:  Awarded $30,744 to replace aging equipment and expand upon newly created programs, emergency response communications and community partnerships to continue to address the crime trends in St. Albans.· Vermont Department of Public Safety:  Awarded $849,901 to fund the Vermont Drug Task Force, a specialized law enforcement unit consisting of both state and local officers established to fight illegal drugs.Source: Leahy’s office. (FRIDAY, August 28, 2009)last_img read more

Ryan Lochte, Jonathan Bennett Test Their Friendship Knowledge

first_imgJust because they are BFFs does not mean they know everything about each other’s careers! Ryan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett took Us Weekly’s Friendship Quiz, and the results were all over the place.The duo started out strong with correct answers about the 36-year-old Olympian’s number of medals and an iconic fill-in-the-blank quote from the 39-year-old actor’s beloved film Mean Girls. However, things went awry when Bennett tried to list basic swim strokes and Lochte attempted to remember the name of his pal’s character from the 2004 movie.Ryan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett Put Their Friendship to the TestRyan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett – Advertisement – Watch the video above to see how Lochte and Bennett fared on their friendship test!Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Bennett, meanwhile, explained their connection as “love at first sight” for him. “This chemistry happened immediately. And I remember he picked me to be his partner for the first challenge. … And that’s when it [was] born,” he said. “The hardest I’ve ever laughed in my life was with Ryan.”Reid, 29, is not jealous of their friendship, and neither is the All My Children alum’s partner, Jaymes Vaughan. As Lochte said, “Kayla is actually like, ‘I’m glad you’re talking to someone else but me.’”- Advertisement – Although the competitive swimmer could not recall the moniker (Aaron Samuels, by the way), he is a fan of the classic flick. “It’s a weird thing, and [Lochte’s wife] Kayla [Rae Reid] was texting me about it — like, ‘The only way Ryan Lochte can fall asleep at night is if we put Mean Girls on to, like, soothe him so he falls asleep so he hears you guys talking,’” Bennett quipped.The athlete even brought up the Mean Girls “burn book” when he incorrectly guessed what happens if a character in the movie does not follow the clique’s dress code. “Don’t you get banned into a book?” he asked. “Like, a shame book?” While the correct response was “You can’t sit with us,” Bennett agreed to “give him credit” for remembering the book, noting: “You were so close.”Ryan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett Put Their Friendship to the Test 1Ryan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett Broadimage/Shutterstock; Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/ShutterstockLochte and Bennett met while appearing on season 2 of Celebrity Big Brother in 2019. “As soon as he came in, I’m like, ‘Dude, like, this guy’s awesome.’ And I immediately was drawn to him,” the New York native told Us. “Then we had to be partners.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘It’s Traumatizing’: Coronavirus Deaths Are Climbing Once Again

first_imgThings seemed to be improving, but Mr. Sierra Macias took a turn for the worse. He was 49.Mr. Alvarado said it was difficult to contend with such loss even as people around him seemed not to be taking the virus seriously, believing it was being overhyped or thinking, somehow, that it was not dangerous.- Advertisement – Still, hospitals are now filling with patients, threatening the limits of medical systems in some regions. More than 68,000 people are in the hospital with the virus, greater than two earlier peaks in the spring and summer. Even the best medicines and techniques lose their usefulness if too many people get sick at the same time, taxing staffing and supplies.“When you’ve overwhelmed the health care system, nobody is going to get optimal care,” said Dr. Jessica Justman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University. “It seems like people think the news are overthinking, overtalking,” said Mr. Alvarado, who said he was waiting for paperwork to send his father-in-law’s body for burial in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where cemeteries are running out of room. “You don’t realize the situation until you live through it.”Improved medical treatments for the virus have emerged in the months since it first arrived in the United States, offering hope that even if cases soared before a vaccine was available, deaths might be held off.A steroid, dexamethasone, has been shown to help the seriously ill; a new antibody treatment, similar to a therapy given to President Trump shortly after he contracted the coronavirus, just won emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration; and doctors now know to turn patients on their sides to improve oxygen flow, one of the many best practices that have emerged over months of contending with Covid-19. The case fatality rate — a crude measure that looks at the share of people who die out of those who are known to have tested positive — has fallen throughout the pandemic, according to public health experts.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

The successful story of the “House of Frescoes in Draguć” continues

first_imgWith the solemn signing of the Agreement on cooperation on the project “House of frescoes in Draguć“, danas je u Draguću započela nova faza valorizacije Kuće fresaka od strane potpisnika sporazuma – Istarske županije (Upravni odjel za kulturu i Upravni odjel za turizam), Općine Cerovlje, Turističke zajednice središnje Istre te Povijesnog i pomorskog muzeja Istre.The house of frescoes was opened in the old school in Draguć in 2015, thanks to the Revitas II project, which was a joint project of the Istria County and the Municipality of Cerovlje, while the Veneto Region and the Ministry of Culture later joined. Namely, since the Revitas II project was completed, the County of Istria initiated the signing of the Agreement with partners in order to not only continue the story of the frescoes of Istria, but also to further enrich it.That is how one respects one’s culture and heritage, and investing in this and similar stories is never a cost, but an investment. Congratulations to the County of Istria on this move and the continuation of the story of the House of Frescoes.As the Istrian prefect Valter Flego pointed out, the common interest of all signatories of the Agreement is an even stronger connection between culture and tourism, the development and professionalization of cultural tourism and the promotion and sustainability of cultural sights of the Istrian County. “The House of Frescoes and the Agreement we are signing today is a unique way of developing a cultural and tourist product and an example to others of how to strengthen cultural tourism.”, Said the Istrian County Prefect, emphasizing that the Master Plan of Tourism of the County highlights cultural tourism as an important segment of the tourist offer of Istria.”Naše je opredjeljenje razvijati turizam koji nije ovisan isključivo o ljetnim mjesecima te o istarskom priobalju te koji nam omogućuje ulazak na nova tržišta i stvara nove motive dolaska gostiju. Siguran sam da je Kuća fresaka vrijedan kulturno-turistički proizvod u koji se itekako isplatilo ulagati  te ćemo kroz ovaj Sporazum nastaviti obogaćivati njezinu ponudu u još širem smislu”, Said the prefect Flego, adding that in the last four years, 2 million kuna has been invested in the House of Frescoes.The head of the House of Frescoes Sunčica Mustač, which operates as a separate department within the History and Maritime Museum of Istria, presented numerous program activities that will take place in the next two years and stressed that the House of Frescoes is open to all visitors. Sanja Kantaruti gave a presentation on the topic of cultural tourism in Central Istria.The intention of the project partners is that the House of Frescoes in Draguć operates as a Center for Frescoes, which is run as a separate department at the History and Maritime Museum of Istria in Pula. The House of Frescoes will become a center for research, protection and presentation of wall paintings throughout Istria, as a digital database of all wall paintings, and other works of art and cultural monuments related to sites with wall paintings and as logistical support to experts and scientists.last_img read more

Offices Developers need to keep up

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Sale of 21 Bentley court breaks street record

first_imgIt is the first time the street has had a sale in the seven figures.Torres Property lead agent Will Torres said the property garnered an astounding seven written offers after its first weekend of open homes, with 48 groups through the house at inspections.“People loved the school catchment of Mansfield and that it’s a newer build,” Mr Torres said.“The perception of Mansfield is typical 70s brick, but this was a contemporary build.” The modern property sold for $1,045,000.There are only nine residential sales that were higher than this price in Mansfield, with this the highest sale in the suburb this year.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 2020According to CoreLogic data, the median house sale price for Mansfield is $673,000, making this sale $372,000 above the median. The sale of 21 Bentley Court, Mansfield, broke the street record.THE sale of 21 Bentley Court, Mansfield has netted the highest price ever seen in the street — selling after its first weekend.It is the first home to dip into the million dollar market, with the home sold for a cool $1,045,000 after several written offers.center_img More modern homes are in demand in the area.Mr Torres said the Mansfield market was “still booming” and there was a shortage of homes like 21 Bentley Court.“Based on the fact we had seven offers in writing, there is demand for that sort of property.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenReal estate – Prestige Listings – Elizabeth Tilley04:19last_img read more

Pochettino: My next job is in England or Spain

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The Argentine said: “Now I am watching a lot of football and spending time with my family. “I was lucky to start my career as a manager with Espanyol. “Then I came to the Premier League, to England, learned English and a different culture.Advertisement Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed his next job could be in England or Spain. “I am a better person today, with more knowledge and I had a great experience in the Premier League. “Football was born here in England. But La Liga is amazing football, with amazing coaches. Read Also:Barcelona make contact with Pochettino amid Velverde sack “Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina posts confusing baby message

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend posted an enigmatic baby message on her Instagram before leaving for Italy with her family after nearly two months in Madeira. Georgina Rodriguez uploaded a blurred picture of her chewing gum in a figure-hugging black vest top under the words ‘Baby Girl’ by a heart wrapped in a bow. Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez travelled back to Italy last night Portugal ace Ronaldo and his partner touched down in Italy on Monday night with his children after a three-hour flight on his £20million Gulfstream G200 Galaxy jet.Ronaldo, 35, is now expected to self-isolate for a fortnight at home before resuming training ahead of an expected return to competitive football.Georgina, who has 18million Instagram followers, has treated her fans to a series of videos showing her working out in hot pants while she was in Madeira.She appeared to have a fuller figure in some, but no obvious sign of a baby bump. The former shop worker was the subject of speculation she was pregnant in June 2018 while she was at a swimwear fashion week in Gran Canaria, a month after she and Cristiano shared a photo on Instagram of him with his hand on her belly.She denied she was expecting again in a subsequent interview with glossy Spanish magazine Hola!, but added: “In the future we would like to add to our family.”Explaining why she looked a little big bigger around the midriff at the time, she added: “I’ve been from plane to plane and I’ve eaten pasta four days in a row.“I’m human. I retain liquids, my hormones play their part and I’m still recovering from my first pregnancy.”Former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward Ronaldo confessed in July 2017 he wanted to take his tally of children to seven.He made the admission during a Chinese TV interview while he was with the Spanish giants.Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, the footballer’s nine-year-old son, is said to have been born to surrogate mums like his twins.An Italian gossip magazine claimed last year he and Georgina had tied the knot during a secret ceremony in Morocco, although Ronaldo’s representatives later rubbished the reports.In 2018, Ronaldo’s mum Dolores spoke about Georgina during a magazine interview about her son’s love life, children and his alcoholic dad Dinis who drank himself into an early grave in September 2005.She said: “She is the mother of my grand-daughter. She is a future daughter-in-law. She’s not my daughter-in-law yet. She’s a future daughter-in-law. She’s a very calm person.”Ronaldo told Piers Morgan in September last year his most-treasured goal, an overhead kick for former side Real Madrid against Juventus in April 2018, was nothing compared to sex with his Spanish partner.His last post from Madeira was a stunning photo of her all in pink under a salmon-pink sky and wearing a face mask.The couple posing for a family snap with their childrenShe said: “Wearing a mask is a fundamental act to protect us all from the spread of Covid-19.“As the great community that we are, we can reduce the number of people affected by this disease and save the world with an act as simple as covering ourselves.”Ronaldo and his family spent most of their time in Madeira at a £3,500-a-week rented mansion with a garden and pool near the fishing village of Canical.They moved there from the seven-storey apartment block in the capital Funchal half an hour’s drive away which he bought last year.His mum Dolores and brother Hugo and his family live on lower floors of the apartment block.Last month Cristiano raised eyebrows by returning there to celebrate his niece Alicia’s 21st birthday party despite the coronavirus crisis.Ronaldo has been at his home in Funchal, MadeiraRead Also: Ronaldo enters 14-day quarantine after returning to JuventusOn Sunday – Mother’s Day in Portugal – he and his three siblings gifted Dolores a brand-new Mercedes estimated to be worth nearly £100,000.She showed off her new set of wheels off on social media along with a bunch of flowers her children also gave her, saying: “Thanks to my children for the presents I received from them today.“Happy Mother’s Day to all mums.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 26-year-old, mum to two-year-old Alana Martina, gave no clues as to what she meant with her Instagram Live and whether she was signalling she was pregnant again. She also posted an adorable video of her daughter and Juventus star Ronaldo’s twins Mateo and Eva, pushing prams and other toys in the garden of the luxury villa they rented in Madeira before leaving for the airport. Georgina chose a Maria Callas interpretation of the famous opera song O Mio Babbino Caro as the backing music to the video. Loading… Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more