(Photos: New Line Cinema and Paul Kolnik) It’s Monday, Broadway fans, and we’re gonna shake it, shimmy it with all of our might! The Tony-winning musical Hairspray welcomed fans to the ’60s at the Neil Simon Theatre 14 years ago on August 15. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s ultra-catchy songs have stayed with us ever since, and we cannot wait to hear Hairspray Live!’s starry cast sing through it on December 7. In honor of the Broadway show’s anniversary, we asked you to rank your favorite songs from the big, blonde, beautiful musical. (Newcomer Maddie Baillio previously told us hers—we can’t wait to see her belt “Good Morning, Baltimore”!) Check out your top 10 below! “I Can Hear the Bells” “The Nicest Kids in Town” “Big Girl Now” “I Know Where I’ve Been” “Run and Tell That” “Miss Baltimore Crabs” “Without Love” “Good Morning, Baltimore” “You Can’t Stop the Beat” “Welcome to the ’60s” View Comments
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 Bloomberg:The U.K.’s National Grid Plc and Dutch power transmission operator Tennet Holding BV are developing a plan to link the two countries’ power markets via giant wind farms at sea.The network managers want to use underwater cables to connect as much as 4 gigawatts of offshore wind farms to the power grids of both countries, a move that could open new markets to sell electricity and cut down on times when wind farms are shut off due to oversupply.Interconnectors will only become more important to Britain as its aging fleet of nuclear reactors shuts down, although a new reactor at Hinkley Point C will boost domestic capacity from 2025. National Grid and Tennet aim to identify a first project to lead the plan by the end of next year and be linked by 2029.National Grid has been aiming for 7.8 gigawatts of interconnections to Europe by 2024, enough to supply 25% of Britain’s electricity requirements. Brexit is a hurdle to overcome as Britain’s exit from the single market changes how electricity is bought and sold and makes agreements between nations more complicated.The U.K. is the largest market in the world for offshore wind farms, while the Netherlands is rapidly building up a pipeline of zero-subsidy projects. A link would help broaden the market for unsubsidized projects in the two countries to sell power where prices are highest.[Will Mathis]More: Britain and Netherlands plan to link offshore wind farms U.K., Dutch transmission operators looking to link countries’ electric systems via offshore wind farms
By Richard Tofel, ProPublicaIn 1733, New York printer John Peter Zenger began publishing the eighth newspaper in the American colonies, and the first willing to venture criticism of the government. The New-York Weekly Journal was the second paper in a city of 10,000 or so people, 1700 of them slaves.As we are reminded in Richard Kluger’s comprehensive new book, “Indelible Ink,” the first full-length account of Zenger’s travails, by 1735, Zenger (and the likely editor of his paper, James Alexander) had so offended Britain’s royal governor of New York and New Jersey, William Cosby, that Cosby brought suit against Zenger for seditious libel—the crime of criticizing the government. Under the law then in effect in Britain and its colonies, truth was not a defense to this charge. The leading legal treatise of the day explained that “since the greater appearance there is of truth in any malicious invective, so much the more provoking it is.” And: “The malicious prosecution of even truth itself cannot… be suffered to interrupt the tranquility of a well-ordered society.” This was deemed especially the case with true attacks on those in power, as they would have “a direct tendency to breed in the people a dislike of their governors and incline them to faction and sedition.”New Yorkers in 1735, though, weren’t buying it. While the jury in the Zenger trial was instructed that the truth of Zenger’s attacks on Cosby was no defense, Zenger’s lawyer argued that it should be, and asked the jury, if they found the stories true, to acquit the printer. This the jury did, striking a dramatic blow against the law of seditious libel, and launching a proud American tradition, ratified in 1791 in the First Amendment, and laid out over the centuries in a range of Supreme Court decisions.For at least the last 30 years, since Chief Justice William Rehnquist acquiesced in the constitutionalization of the law of libel, which has safeguarded the American press for more than a half century, we appeared to have a consensus in this country around our modern system of protections for the value of a free and untrammeled press to the process of self-government.Until now. This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.But Nixon’s threats were private, revealed only by his own taping system, while Donald Trump’s are very public, loud and clear. And to be fair to Nixon, he never made good on his private threats, and in the one Supreme Court case he argued personally as a lawyer, he seemed to accept modern constitutional protections for libel.In fact, Trump is more hostile to the legal and constitutional rights of the press than any major presidential candidate of the last two centuries. What he proposes is reminiscent of the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 championed (to his immortal disgrace) by President John Adams in the last serious attempt to relitigate at the federal level what had seemed resolved in the Zenger case. It is cold comfort—although it may be some warning to Republicans inclined to go along—that Adams was not only defeated for re-election after passage of those laws, but lost the White House to Thomas Jefferson and his close associates James Madison and James Monroe for a quarter of a century, while Adams’ Federalist Party never really recovered.In case you think a comparison of Trump’s goals with Zenger’s opponents or the sponsors of the Alien and Sedition Acts is unfair, a quick review of the record may be in order.Trump has said that most reporters are “absolute dishonest, absolute scum.” He’s said that “I think the media is among the most dishonest groups of people I’ve ever met. They’re terrible.”In February he pledged that “one of the things I’m gonna do if I win, and I hope that I do, and we’re certainly leading, is I’m gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws. So that when the New York Times writes a hit piece that is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money rather than have no chance of winning because they’re totally protected. You see, with me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people, but I’m not taking money, I’m not taking their money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws, folks, and we’re gonna have people sue you like you never got sued before.”Nor is a threat by Trump to sue for libel an idle one. In 2006 he brought such a suit against a book that asserted he had wildly overstated his wealth. He lost the case on the merits as well as for failure to prove fault. But the Washington Post reported that “Trump said in an interview that he knew he couldn’t win the suit but brought it anyway to make a point. ‘I spent a couple of bucks on legal fees, and they spent a whole lot more. I did it to make [author Tim O’Brien’s] life miserable, which I’m happy about.’” Trump has also sued the Chicago Tribune and comedian Bill Maher, and threatened to sue the New York Times (more than once), ABC, the Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, reporter David Cay Johnston, TV host Lawrence O’Donnell and comedian Rosie O’DonnellIn the February rant, Trump also seemed to threaten to force Jeff Bezos to divest himself of the Washington Post, asserting that it had been purchased to obtain political influence, and declaring that such purchases should be forbidden.Asked in June if his stance on the press would continue as president, he said, “Yeah, it is going to be like this… You think I’m gonna change? I’m not going to change.” He repeated his view that “I am going to continue to attack the press. I find the press to be extremely dishonest. I find the political press to be unbelievably dishonest.”In August he tweeted that “It is not ‘freedom of the press’ when newspapers and others are allowed to say and write whatever they want even if it is completely false!”Melania Trump’s libel lawyer (she is suing the Daily Mail in Maryland for a story on her modeling days) is even more specific, saying that New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the 1964 Supreme Court decision that established modern press protections, should be overruled.Anyone paying attention knows there is a great deal at stake in this election. Freedom of the press in this country may be among those stakes.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York
Ed “Freak” James died about a month ago. He was about 80 or so and not the athlete he once was. For many years Ed played baseball and softball primarily in Dearborn County. He also was part of an athletic team associated with the Cincinnati Reds. What I remember about Ed were his days in the Tri-County baseball League. He was a strong hitter and an excellent fielder for Manchester for many seasons. He was always associated with the short left field at their park and the disappearing ball in the corn field.Ed was another of those athletes that had the conditions been right I believe would have had a good chance of playing Major League baseball. He was a fine athlete but service and work got in the way. There are many athletes whose talent is just as good or better than others but the right circumstance was just not available at that time and place. He used his talent, however, to delight the local ball fans with his play in baseball for years and then softball. Many old-timers remember Ed and will miss him and his stories.
Arrangements have been announced for Jocelyn and Shaylyn Spurlock.Funeral services have been scheduled for twin toddlers that were found in a neighbor’s pool in Aurora this week.A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro. Services will follow the visitation.Jocelyn and Shaylyn Spurlock, 2, lost their lives in what detectives say was a tragic accident, although the investigation is continuing.Their parents, Brad Spurlock and Bryeanna Conley, were married just this past Saturday.Emergency personnel responded to a report of the missing toddlers after their mother, Bryeanna, called 911 after returning home Tuesday night from unloading furniture. According to dispatchers, the children were being watched by a grandmother who fell asleep when they disappeared.An online donation campaign has been set up to assist the family with funeral expenses. If you would like to donate visit Brea’s Angels on fundly.com
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Fulham have made an offer for Catania striker Maxi Lopez, according to the Italian club.The Argentine, 27, was tipped to join AC Milan before they turned their attention to signing Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.That has opened the door to the several other clubs who have been showing an interest in Lopez, and Catania chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco says Fulham have tabled a bid. Fiorentina and Lazio have also been linked with the player.AdChoices广告“An offer has been received from Fulham and we are evaluating it. We are waiting to see what the Italian clubs do,” Lo Monaco was quoted as saying.Lopez, who started his career with River Plate and had a two-year spell at Barcelona, would be able to play in England as he has an Italian passport.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm Alyssa Murray scored a season-high 10 points as fourth-seeded Syracuse (17-3) opened the NCAA tournament with a 21-8 win over Dartmouth (11-8) on Sunday afternoon in front of 426 at SU Soccer Stadium.The junior attack Murray finished with five goals and five assists, strengthening her case as a Tewaaraton Award finalist and propelling the Orange to a quarterfinal matchup with No. 5-seed Florida (18-2) on Saturday a 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Gators defeated Denver 16-5 on Sunday.“I guess that’s why she’s a Tewaaraton finalist,” SU head coach Gary Gait said of Murray in the postgame press conference. “In big games – playoff games – you need to step up and make a difference, and she did that today. And led our offense, (she’s) done a very good job as a leader out there and making sure we’re organized and executing our plays and that goes a long way as well.”Freshman attack Kayla Treanor added five goals and two assists as SU cruised to a 13-goal victory against the Big Green, the widest margin of victory thus far in the NCAA tournament. The Orange also beat Dartmouth in the NCAA tournament last year, cruising to a 15-5 first-round victory.SU and Dartmouth played a fast-paced, high-scoring first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBig Green attack Hana Bowers opened the scoring about three minutes in before Syracuse answered with two goals. Fifty-three seconds after Bowers’ goal, SU midfielder Erica Bodt knotted the score at 1-1. Senior Bridget Daley gave the Orange its first lead of the day moments later.Dartmouth responded with three unanswered goals, turning the 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 advantage. Attack Sarah Byrne scored two goals to pull the Big Green in front. Jaclyn Leto extended the lead to 4-2 eight minutes into the game.From there, Syracuse took control. The Orange then went on a scoring burst, burying seven straight goals over the next nine minutes. Treanor scored twice and recorded two assists. Murray scored her first two goals while Bodt, Brenna Rainone and Devon Collins chipped in a goal apiece. With 9:17 remaining in the half, the Orange led 9-4.“Obviously, (I’m) very happy with the outcome of today’s game,” Gait said in the press conference. “I thought our team was patient. It wasn’t our best start… but I think we rebounded (and) refocused, started finishing our opportunities.”Bowers scored her second goal of the game to end the SU run with a goal at 7:42, making the score 9-5, but Murray completed her hat trick at the 6:18 mark and scored again on an assist from Kelly Cross more than a minute later to make it 11-5.In the final two minutes of the half, Gabby Starkey scored for the Big Green to make it 11-6 before Treanor answered with 18 seconds remaining in the half, and the Orange went into the break with a 12-6 lead.Syracuse opened the second half on an 8-0 run to put the game away. It took Dartmouth nearly 20 minutes to find the back of the net in the second frame and by then, it was too late. The Orange had reached the 20-goal mark for the third time this season.“… By the middle of the game (we) were creating many opportunities through our ride and through our defense,” Gait said in the press conference. “And (it) allowed us to get on a good run and really dominate the middle of the game. I think from top to bottom it was a good effort by everybody.”The SU ride limited the Big Green to 3-of-7 clears and just five attempted shots in the second half, denying Dartmouth a chance to stage a comeback. Alyssa Costantino replaced Kelsey Richardson in the cage in the second half and made three saves while allowing just two goals.The Orange now has a week to prepare for Florida, who defeated SU on March 2 in Miami by four goals.“I’m pumped. I think we came out of the Florida game this year pretty disappointed but we all kind of like shrugged it off and said, ‘We’ll win it when it counts,’” Murray said in the press conference. “It’s not going to come easy and we’re going to have to work really hard this week because I know Florida is going to be doing the same thing, but we’re hungry.”–Compiled by Phil D’Abbraccio and Josh Hyber Comments
On the other end of the court, the Trojans will have to worry about finding a way to score against Oregon’s stout team defense. During the blowout loss early in their conference campaign, the Trojans were taken aback by the Duck’s defense, scoring a pitiful 60 points — the team’s lowest score all season. The Ducks have leaned on their Pac-12-leading defense, allowing just 64.5 points per game, to make up for their low scoring offense, which at 70.4 points a night only ranks ahead of an 0-13 California team. The Trojans will also have to lean on the emerging firepower of Kevin Porter Jr.; the freshman served as a gaping hole in the team’s away loss to Oregon. In recent matchups, Porter Jr. has begun to return to the player that instigated hype from so many Trojan fans early in the season. The 6-foot-6 guard took over in stretches against Stanford and scored an efficient 14 points on just five shot attempts in his last outing. The unheralded Oregon duo of freshman forward Louis King and senior forward Paul White accounted for six of those threes and combined for 38 points in the first matchup against USC. Since starting Pac-12 play, King has lived up to each of the five stars that made him so highly touted coming out of high school, raising his scoring average from single digits to 12.9 points a night. ESPN currently ranks him as a top-60 prospect for the 2019 NBA Draft. The Trojans will head into Galen Center seeking revenge, as they square off for their senior night matchup against the Oregon Ducks at 6 p.m. “[In the first matchup,] we took bad shots, turned the ball over and didn’t play like we have most of the season,” Enfield said. “We’re a talented team when we pass the basketball, and we need to share the ball.” After suffering their largest conference loss of the season against Oregon early in Pac-12 play, the Men of Troy now have a full roster at their disposal and their eyes set on revenge. “He’s a very talented offensive player,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “We just have to try to challenge his shots and make it tough for him.” “Most definitely [there’s a sense of revenge],” senior forward Bennie Boatwright said. “Whenever you get blown out by a team, you want to come back and beat them the next time.” “Kevin is a very important part of our team off the bench,” Enfield said. “He gives us an explosiveness, and when he plays consistent basketball, we’re pretty good.” An obvious solution to overcoming the Ducks’ defense would be feeding the hot hand of Boatwright, who is coming off a historic performance against California. Boatwright drained a team-record 10 three-pointers on just 13 attempts. Those 10 made threes are more than the total shots Boatwright attempted throughout the entire early-season game against Oregon. “[Boatwright has] been playing as well offensively as he had his entire career, and it’s been great to see,” Enfield said. Freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr. makes a move against a Colorado defender Feb. 9. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) In their first matchup, the Trojans were dealing with the distraction of freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr.’s game-time suspension and it showed. USC’s lackadaisical defense allowed the Ducks to shoot 55 percent from the field and 13-for-24 from deep.