Star Files View Comments You ain’t never had a friend like James Monroe Iglehart! The Aladdin star is the latest to give us a glimpse of backstage life on the Great White Way. Get excited for his video blog series, I Dream of Genie: Backstage at Aladdin with James Monroe Iglehart.The Tony winner will grab a cam and show us just how magical life is over at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where he grants wishes, taps up a storm and launches pyrotechnics eight times a week. We’re also looking forward to lots of glitter hugs, cartwheels and visits to the fine establishment that is McDonald’s.In addition to his Tony-winning turn in Aladdin, Iglehart’s Broadway credits include Memphis and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He also appeared in the Encores! presentation of The Wiz.I Dream of Genie kicks off on August 7 and will run every Thursday for eight weeks. Related Shows Aladdin from $57.50 James Monroe Iglehart
Wood Mackenzie: Wind developers ordered record 31GW of turbines in 2nd quarter of 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:For a market that’s increasingly described as mature, the global wind industry still knows how to put up startlingly big numbers.Wind developers placed orders for 31 gigawatts of turbines during the second quarter, the highest volume on record, and 79 gigawatts over the past 12 months, according to Wood Mackenzie’s quarterly analysis of the turbine market. The order surge comes as developers race to beat subsidy deadlines in the world’s two largest wind markets, China and the U.S.Developers typically order turbines a year or so before building a project, to take advantage of the latest technology. The biggest year for wind construction so far was 2015, when around 64 gigawatts of new capacity came online around the world.As is usually the case, China played the central role in the record-smashing quarter, with developers there ordering up 17 gigawatts of turbines, including more than 3 gigawatts destined for offshore projects.Denmark’s Vestas, the world’s largest turbine supplier, rode the wave of Q2 demand to capture the largest quarterly order intake for any wind manufacturer in history, at 5.7 gigawatts.WoodMac expects the global wind market to climb to new heights over the next few years, pushing past 70 gigawatts of annual installations in 2020 amid record construction in key markets like the U.S.More: Wind developers ordered more turbines in Q2 than ever before
Two women were scheduled to walk in space earlier in the year but there was only one medium-sized spacesuit on board the ISS that would fit. Two women are outside the International Space Station right now for the first all-female spacewalk.Koch and Jessica Meir will replace faulty batteries and upgrade the space station’s power system.This is Koch’s fourth spacewalk, but it’s Meir’s first. The spacewalk began at 7:30 Eastern Time.The spacewalk is likely to take around five-and-a-half hours.
A dramatic turn in the impeachment inquiry may come from the possible rat’s mouth who is also from Boca Raton.Associate of Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas is reportedly ready to work with impeachment investigators in Congress.“Mr. Parnas was very upset by President Trump’s plainly false statement that he did not know him,” Joseph A. Bondy, a new lawyer for Parnas, told The New York Times. “We are willing to comply with the subpoena to the extent that it does not violate any appropriate privilege that Mr. Parnas may properly invoke.”Parnas is described as a key figure in the inquiry into whether President Trump abused his office for political gain.Investigators believe Parnas helped Giuliani look for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.Parnas and his business associate Igor Fruman were arrested in early October on a four-count indictment, which includes charges of conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission, and falsification of records.Both co-defendants have plead not guilty in the case.Parnas was initially unwilling to cooperate after receiving a letter from House Democrats requesting documents and deposition in connection with the inquiry just a week before his arrest.He then hired John Dowd, a former attorney for Trump, who called the congressional requests overly broad and said Parnas would not cooperate.But Parnas seemingly had a change of heart, as well as legal representation after president Trump denied knowing him or his business associate.“I don’t know them,” Trump told reporters, according to the Times. “Maybe they were clients of Rudy.“You’d have to ask Rudy,” Trump added.It is unclear at this time whether the latest development in the impeachment inquiry will affect Trump or his administration.
The Florida Department of Health says a second person in Florida has died due to complications from vaping.The FDOH also reported a slight increase in the number of vaping-associated illnesses, which rose from 99 to 103 cases.No further information was released about the Florida death.The first vaping-related death in Florida was announced in September.As of December 3rd, nearly 2,300 cases of vaping-associated illnesses and 48 deaths were reported in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.A type of mostly counterfeit THC-containing products has been the most commonly-reported product used by those who fell ill in the Northeast and South, according to the most recent analysis by the CDC.
A Florida man who became a video sensation last year after fighting a man in Orlando while dressed as the Easter Bunny has been arrested, according to authorities.Earlier this month, Antoine McDonald was driving a motorcycle when he ran a stop sign and then crashed into a carport before fleeing the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol says. The carport later collapsed onto the vehicle.When deputies went to McDonald’s home, they saw a gray car driving away with McDonald laying in the backseat.When a deputy went to arrest the suspect, he denied being a part of the incident.“I wasn’t in any crash. I’m the Orlando Easter bunny, Google it,” he said, while wearing the same Easter Bunny suit, according to an arrest report.A report in the Orlando Sentinel states that authorities had McDonald remove the costume before arresting him.He is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, driving with a suspended license and operating a motorcycle without a license.
North Carolina police say a man is accused of pouring a flammable liquid on a woman and setting her on fire while she drove alone in her car.Police found Khloe McNeal, 24, of Kinston on a sidewalk with severe burns on her body. McNeal told police that she was driving and when she came to a stop a man approached her car, and threw the flammable liquid on her and set her on fire.Police say the suspect and the victim did not know each other.41-year-old Venice Taylor was arrested during a traffic stop in Kinston on Monday night. Taylor faces charges of attempted murder, malicious maiming and resisting public officials, among other counts.As for the victim, she was sent to a burn center, and her condition remains unknown as of right now.The chief called it a “heinous” crime. “I’ve never seen such a breach of humanity,” he said.
by Anthony Scherer For New Pittsburgh Courier The Penn Hills Hall of Fame recently inducted two more men who contributed on the field, but have contributed more off the field.Howard R. Slaughter Jr., PhD and Darnell Kimbrew were inducted earlier this year at the Churchill Valley Country Club.“The ceremony was very humbling,” said Slaughter. “It really shows that hard work pays off.” HOWARD R. SLAUGHTER JR. and DARNELL KIMBREW Slaughter graduated in 1975, but before doing that he played nose guard in 1974 and 1975. He lettered in both his junior and senior year in football while on the wrestling team and throwing the shot-put.He graduated from Carlow College with Bachelor of Arts degree. He later earned a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Public Management in 1995 and he earned his MBA from Point Park University in 2001. In 2006 he earned his Doctor of Science degree from Robert Morris University.Not only was Slaughter an excellent athlete and student, but he has also been a person that others could look up too as well. He is a recipient of a New Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence Award and Renaissance Publications Black Trailblazers Award. He volunteered in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina for residents in the 9th Ward. He also served his country in the Army and Navy, where he received two honorable discharges.Darnell Kimbrew graduated in 1988, but before doing so ran track and played football.“I was surprised when I was told,” said Kimbrew. “The ceremony was really nice and we had a mentor. It was very top notch in my book.”In 1985 Kimbrew was the first freshman sprinter in Penn Hills history. He qualified for the WPIAL finals all four years in various events such as 100, 200, 400, 4X100, and 4X400. He was three time WPIAL champion in the 4X100 and 4X400. He was a three time state medalist and still holds three indoor track records. He lettered in track all four years.It wasn’t just track where Kimbrew dominated, he was also an accomplished football player. He played running back, wide receiver and safety. In his senior year he was named 2nd team WPIAL and 1st team Post-Gazette at wide receiver. During his senior year he scored a 77 yard touchdown against the number one team in the country, North Hills.After graduation he attended Slippery Rock University and majored in Political Science. He still ran track and was a member of the winning 4X400 Penn relay team. He transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Affairs in International Affairs.Kimbrew lives in South Florida now and works for Broward County Government Purchasing Division. He volunteers his time as the Business Development Director for Midas Athletics, which is a non-profit that helps athletes gain scholarships for college. He also works with Stanback Athletics, which promotes sports for kids.He is also a State of Florida certified mediator, an active member in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and an Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver.These two men have proven that with hard work and dedication that you can improve your own life as well as others.
Dan Tishman (left) and Oscar Soule in conversation on the Evergreen campus during the alumni reunion, ‘Return to Evergreen’ on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Photo by Shauna Bittle, Evergreen Photo Services 2012Low-income Evergreen students studying sustainability, nature conservation or business will soon get some extra help from high-level sources. A $500,000 pledge from the Dan and Sheryl Tishman Family Foundation, along with a matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used by The Evergreen State College Foundation to create a new $1 million scholarship fund. The fund will support up to 25 students annually.Dan Tishman, who graduated from Evergreen in 1977, is chairman and CEO of Tishman Construction, one of New York City’s top building companies. Responsible for rebuilding the World Trade Center complex after the attacks of 9/11, Tishman Construction is also noted for environmentally friendly buildings throughout the city. Tishman is also chairman of the Board of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the world’s leading environmental advocacy organizations.“Sheryl and I are so pleased that this pledge will create opportunities for Evergreen students for years to come. We are true believers in the value of education and hope that this scholarship program will make a difference in many, many lives,” said Tishman.“I am especially proud to make this investment to support students at my alma mater, Evergreen, a college that allowed me to explore my passion for sustainability and nature conservation, which ultimately developed into a lifelong commitment,” he said.Les Purce, president of The Evergreen State College, sees the Tishman and Gates Foundation gifts as directly supporting Evergreen’s commitment to college access. “The investment by the Tishman Family Foundation, along with the matching Gates Foundation grant, will support students from the widest range of backgrounds in completing their degrees today, tomorrow and long into the future.”Submitted by The Evergreen State College Facebook0Tweet0Pin0