Gloria Estefan’s Get On Your Feet May Be Broadway Bound

first_img On Your Feet tells the tale of Estefan’s early years in Miami and how she recovered from a broken back after almost dying in an accident in 1990. The pop icon admitted: “It’s going to be daunting, but I have no doubt whatsoever that we are going to be able to do it and so much fun to be a part of the processes.” Looks like Gloria Estefan’s rhythm is finally going to get to the Great White Way. Her long-in-the-works bilingual musical On Your Feet will likely debut in 2015. According to the New York Daily News, the main character of the tuner, based on Estefan herself, will be cast by a reality TV show. There will be three Glorias to play the Cuban-American superstar at various ages. Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan were both born in Cuba and together became musical hitmakers in Spanish and English, winning Grammy Awards and fans across the world with hits like “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Words Get in the Way,” “1, 2, 3″ and the Oscar-nominated “Music Of My Heart.” They’ve also helped shape the careers of other artists including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. On Your Feet! Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017last_img read more

Michigan’s Presque Isle Coal Plant to Close in 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Mining Journal:The Presque Isle Power Plant is on track to close in 2020, officials say. The closing date of the coal-fired plant was confirmed at the Upper Peninsula Energy Summit Wednesday at Northern Michigan University.The facility will be replaced by two new natural gas-fueled power plants in Marquette and Baraga counties to be owned and operated by Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. The plants were approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission in October. The $275 million project will be capable of generating a combined 183 megawatts of power and both plants are expected to be completed by the middle of 2019.MPSC Chairwoman Sally Talberg said three new natural gas pipelines were also approved in the Upper Peninsula. Two of the pipelines will feed the new UMERC generation facilities, Talberg said, with a third project consisting of a 43-mile natural gas pipeline, to be operated by Semco Energy Gas Company, between Wells Township and Marquette, which was approved by the MPSC in August.She said the pipelines, because they would be looped — which means two or more pipelines running parallel to each other — would also address vulnerabilities in natural gas service in the U.P. and could also encourage economic development.More: Energy Summit: Officials Talk Plans and Improvements Michigan’s Presque Isle Coal Plant to Close in 2020last_img read more

Customs Agent from Farmingdale Smuggled Cocaine at JFK, Feds Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A rookie U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent from Farmingdale has been accused of trying to help drug smugglers get more than 100 pounds of cocaine passed security at John F. Kennedy International Airport.A federal grand jury indicted Fernando Marte on charges of conspiracy to import cocaine and importation of cocaine. He was arrested shortly after the incident in February—a month after he was hired—and was released on $1 million bail following his initial court appearance in Brooklyn federal court.“Law enforcement officers who use their official positions to commit crimes pose a particularly grave threat to our communities by not only facilitating crime but by undermining respect for law enforcement,” said Bridget Rohde, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said the 28-year-old federal agent was on duty at JFK when he escorted two people that had just stepped off a flight from the Domincan Republican to the baggage claim and then walked them through an inspection terminal, where 45 brick-shaped kilograms of coke were found in their two suitcases on Feb. 7.Forty-five kilos of blow have an estimated street value of $1.5 million.Investigators later learned that Marte previously escorted at least one other drug smuggler from the same Caribbean island nation through an inspection area at JFK.The suspect’s employment status was not immediately clear. Marte faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and up to life imprisonment, if convicted.last_img read more

China foreign minister slams US ‘reckless provocation’ after consulate closures

first_img‘Ghost of McCarthyism’ Chinese officials took over the premises of the US consulate in Chengdu on Monday, while the last Chinese diplomats left the consulate in Houston on Friday, with both sides alleging the other had endangered national security, in the latest tit-for-tat blows exchanged by the rivals.Trump’s administration has ramped up pressure on China on a wide range of issues, imposing sanctions over policies in Tibet and Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities are believed to have been rounded up and held in re-education camps. The United States has also downgraded relations with Hong Kong after China implemented a new security law which Washington says is in violation of Beijing’s promises of autonomy for the territory.Disputes between the two sides over a host of other issues ranging from blame for the COVID-19 pandemic to state-run media have resulted in the expulsions of journalists from both countries as well as sanctions against top officials. The US has also in recent weeks declared China’s geopolitical claims in the South China Sea fundamentally illegal, and sent two aircraft carriers to that region to underscore the point.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Thursday for the “free world” to triumph over what he said was a “new tyranny” from China, implying that former US President Richard Nixon’s move to normalize relations with China in the 1970s was a mistake.Wang in turn said on Tuesday that the US had become “the biggest perpetrator to destroy the current international order,” and called Pompeo’s remarks a sign of “the ghost of McCarthyism coming back from the ashes.” China’s foreign minister on Tuesday slammed the US for “reckless provocation of confrontation” after both sides ordered tit-for-tat closures of each other’s consulates, but called for “rational communication” between the two powers.Wang Yi warned in a call with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian that China-US relations could “fall into the abyss of confrontation”, according to a transcript published by the Chinese foreign ministry.He also called for the international community to resist “any unilateral or hegemonic act”, it said. Relations have deteriorated in recent weeks in an intensifying standoff between Washington and Beijing, with the US mission in Chengdu ordered to shut on Monday in retaliation for the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas.”The US reckless provocation of confrontation and division is so out of touch with the reality that the interests of China and the United States are deeply integrated,” Wang said.But the two sides should “engage in rational communication” and “never allow a few anti-China elements to overturn decades of successful exchanges and cooperation”, he added.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Lady Chargers Best Lady Cougars In The Civil War Battle

first_imgThe North Decatur Lady Chargers were victorious against The South Decatur Lady Cougars 226-254. Medalist: Sidney Parmer-ND with 39.Courtesy of Chargers Coach David Espinda.last_img

Italian govt gives all-clear to Serie A training

first_imgItalian Government has given the all-clear for training to resume in centres from Monday, after several regions opened up their gates. Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests However, La Repubblica report that the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte could still pull the plug on the 2019-20 Serie A season on Wednesday, depending on the outcome of the latest meeting. All 20 clubs voted that they wish to complete the campaign, so it is just about agreeing on the medical protocol. Serie A hope to rely on the fact the Spanish and German models are similar, with the added bonus that Italy has vast testing capacity, having been the first European country to be struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. read also:Spadafora vows to reform Italian sport Italy is also starting a wide-ranging study with 150,000 blood tests around the country to identify how many people developed antibodies and therefore had the coronavirus, perhaps without any symptoms. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The original decree had differentiated between athletes in team sports and those with individual disciplines, such as tennis or athletics, even if the form of exercise was identical. With some regional assemblies opening up the training centres from May 4 rather than waiting until May 18, the Government accepted it was not fair to continue limiting some areas rather than others. Clubs and the Players’ Association successfully argued their case that it is far safer to run inside a training ground where social distancing can be guaranteed rather than have professional athletes run in a local park.Advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp follows Shankly’s lead to make Liverpool dreams come true

first_img Loading… Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorca“I will never compare with this fella,” insisted Klopp after breaking another of Shankly’s records with a 22nd consecutive home league win just before lockdown.Yet, even for a great orator, Klopp’s actions speak louder than words.By finally bringing the Premier League title to Anfield, Klopp has followed in Shankly’s footsteps into Liverpool folklore.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jurgen Klopp’s legendary status at Anfield was secured on Thursday as he became the first Liverpool manager to win a league title in 30 years. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp On Klopp’s first day in charge at Anfield five years ago he addressed players, staff and supporters, telling them: “If somebody wants to help LFC, you have to change from doubter to believer.” Confidence was not high on Merseyside at the time. Klopp arrived with Liverpool 10th in the Premier League table after finishing a lowly sixth the season before. The German’s force of personality, charisma and coaching nous soon began a transformation that had been seen at Liverpool many years ago under Bill Shankly.Advertisement Bill Shankly transformed Liverpool from sleeping giants into the dominant force in English footballThe Reds had been in the second division for five years prior to his arrival. By the time the Scot stood aside in 1974, he had won three First Division titles and built the platform for his successor Bob Paisley to win three European Cups.“Jurgen is more like Bill Shankly,” said former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness, who was part of Paisley’s side. “A great communicator, a showman and the leader of the pack.“He is a great fit for Liverpool because he feels the emotion of the place.“Liverpool is an extremely emotional football club, with its history, its tragedies. You get that emotion when you go to Anfield and hear ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.”Klopp’s ability to communicate and lead by example has been even more valuable in the difficult circumstances surrounding the Reds’ long wait to get over the line.Liverpool were champions-elect long before the season was shut down in March for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Klopp admitted last week he had been concerned by threats to “null and void” the campaign, but always struck a measured tone, saying that if stopping the season “helps one individual stay healthy, we do it no questions asked”.“Throughout the pandemic, he didn’t ever say anything that crossed the line,” said another former Liverpool captain, Jamie Carragher. “He always nails what needs to be said and how people are feeling.”– Heartbreak on the journey –The construction of a title-winning side has been five years in the making.Klopp’s ways took time to be accepted. After a 2-2 draw at home to West Brom in December 2015, many questioned the wisdom of leading his players to join arm-in-arm in front of the Kop to celebrate a late equaliser.There was plenty of heartbreak along the way too. Finals in the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League were lost.Last season was one of a number of near misses over the past three decades as a club-record 97 points was still not enough to wrest the title from Manchester City.Yet, in contrast to other fine managers who came close to the title at Anfield such as Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers, Klopp has turned that pain into glory.Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophyKlopp delivered on his word to win a major trophy within his first four years in charge by winning Liverpool’s sixth European Cup last season – a feat even Shankly never managed. Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has developed into one of the world’s finest full-backs under Klopp’s watch, summarised his manager’s impact at Anfield. “To change the whole club, to change everyone from doubters to believers, to get everybody thinking the same way, believing the same way and having the same dreams,” he said. “He just embodies the whole club. Even without being from the city, the country and being local, he just clicks with the club. He does it with every person – the fans, the staff and the players.” Shankly took the reigns at Anfield in 1959, with Liverpool mired in trouble.last_img read more

Berg cools off Dacotah Sport Compact foes

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (July 21) – Jason Berg iced his Mach-1 Sport Compact competition for the seventh time this season on a warm Friday night at Dacotah Speedway.Ken Sandberg started on the pole but it was Berg who quickly powered into the lead when the green flag waved. Chase Schlafmann was not far behind the leader but Nic West saw his night end with a rollover.On the restart with three laps to go, Schlafmann drove in low under Berg in corners one and two but Berg held on and drove away to victory. Schlafmann settled for second ahead of Stan Thompson.last_img read more

Report: Indiana is one of the most expensive places to purchase a Christmas tree

first_imgBatesville, in. — The website Chamberofcommerce.org has completed a report that names Indiana as one of the top ten most expensive places in the country to purchase a Christmas tree.By examining the data obtained from Christmas tree farm surveys across every state in the continental US (plus Alaska), the Chamber of Commerce has come to the conclusion that the cost of bringing home this holiday spirit staple is going to impact some households more than others.The national average cost is $59, the cost in Indiana is estimated to be from $61 to $80 each.A link to the entire report is here.last_img read more

Twisters Netters Blank Cubs

first_imgThe OA Boys Tennis Team traveled to Madison this evening to take on the Cubs of Madison High School. Varsity Results-OA wins by a team score of 5-0.  #1 Singles:  Michael Wanstrath (OA) defeats Haniah Kring (MHS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-1, 6-0.#2 Singles:  Ethan Back (OA) defeats Dalton Owen (MHS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-4, 6-1.#3 Singles:  Drew Wagner (OA) wins by forfeit.#1 Doubles:  Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Emerson Cardinal/Matthew Burkhardt (MHS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-0, 6-0.#2 Doubles:  Riley Schebler/Jon Grieshop (OA) win by forfeit.   OA’s season record improves to 11-2.  No JV matches were played.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back.last_img read more