Moulin Rouge! The Musical to Premiere in Australia in August 2021

first_img Yes, they can can can! As previously reported, Moulin Rouge! is heading to Australia in 2021, and now new details are emerging about the Tony-nominated sensation. The show is scheduled to open in August at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, according to The Age. The performance schedule and cast will be announced later, but notices will be released this week for auditions to start in Melbourne and Sydney from mid-January. Creative directors will quarantine in Australia before holding the auditions.Set in the Montmartre section of Paris at the turn of the century, Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows a lovesick writer, Christian, and an entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters. As was the case in the movie, the stage musical’s score features popular music of the past 50 years.Moulin Rouge! features a book by John Logan, direction by Alex Timbers and choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Prior to the Broadway shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Moulin Rouge! was playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre where it opened on July 25, 2019. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is based on the 2001 major motion picture by Baz Luhrmann and has earned 14 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. View Comments “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” on Broadway(Photo: Matthew Murphy)last_img read more

Lenexa cancels 39th Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, citing health concerns during COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgLenexa this week decided to cancel the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle due to health and safety concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.Originally planned for June 26-27 at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, the event attracts thousands of barbecue enthusiasts with more than 185 pitmasters, chefs and teams from the region, as well as more than 250 volunteers.“Unfortunately, we’ve reached the determination that it is necessary at this time to cancel the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle,” said City Manager Beccy Yocham to the city council Tuesday evening. “With so many of the decisions that we make, there’s no way to know what the state of the world is going to be when late June rolls around, but I think as long as we keep public health and safety in the forefront and… err on the side of caution in that regard, that’s the right decision.”This year would have marked the 39th annual Great Lenexa BBQ Battle.City staff are primarily concerned with health and safety issues related to large public gatherings and anticipate that large gatherings will be prohibited through at least early summer, Yocham said.Adding to complications is the fact the event is food based, and staff are concerned about having ample access to supplies from vendors whose businesses may be on shaky ground during the shutdown. Staff was also concerned about the safety of judges and volunteers who may be older or at risk.Yocham said the city has not yet spent any money on the event this year, but those deadlines are approaching. Making the decision now avoids any upcoming expenditures for an event that the city could possibly have to cancel anyway.Early cancellation also gives the city time to notify teams, sponsors and vendors, ideally with enough notice before they spend any funds to prepare for the event, she added.The council unanimously supported city’s staff decision, though it did not formally vote on it.“I regret the recommendation, but I think it’s the right one,” said Councilmember Bill Nicks. “I think you’re on absolutely the right path of worrying about our volunteers, the judges, the teams themselves, our staff.”After hearing supportive remarks from the council, city staff began taking steps to cancel on Wednesday morning, including notifying stakeholders.last_img read more

Watt-AZ kicks off $25M urban infill projects

first_imgOfficials from Watt Communities of Arizona and Southern California-based parent company, Watt Communities, celebrated the groundbreaking of a 51-unit, for-sale upscale urban living townhome project in central Tempe, Arizona. When completed, Dorsey Lane will offer contemporary, three-story urban townhomes ranging in size from 1,400 to 1,800 square feet. Each townhome is designed with its own two-car garage and features community amenities such as a gated entry, pool/ramada/sundeck, outdoor poolside kitchen and landscaped paseos. Pricing for Dorsey Lane will be released as its models near completion in mid-2015. The project is scheduled to open in August. “We could not have found a better partner than Watt,” said Paul Timm, COO of Watt Communities of Arizona. “They understand the importance of matching each unique location with the specific needs of that submarket. We’ve done this at Dorsey Lane, and at all of our sites, to combine the vibrancy of urban living with all of the comforts of home.” Watt Communities of Arizona continues to evaluate other sites in key Phoenix area urban infill markets as well, with the goal of developing additional quality, attached and higher density detached for-sale communities. At Dorsey Lane, BSB Architects serves as the project architect, CEG is the civil engineer and WCA Development Services is the general contractor. The construction lender is Sabal Financial. “Watt has a decades-long track record of successful urban residential infill developments,” said Watt Communities President Howard Press. “We are thrilled with our partnership in Arizona, with the tremendous sites that Phoenix has to offer and with the pipeline of projects that we will be delivering here in the year ahead.” In addition to Dorsey Lane, Watt will break ground on four other for-sale, metro Phoenix infill residential projects this year. These developments include Biltmore Living, a 40-unit urban townhome project in the Camelback Corridor; 16 Ocotillo, a gated community totaling 16 single-family detached homes at 16th Street and Ocotillo Road in North Central Phoenix; The Enclave at 32nd Street, totaling 31 two-story, single family detached homes near 32nd Street and Cactus Road in North Phoenix; and the company’s newest project, totaling approximately 27 upscale urban townhomes at 8th Street and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. Dorsey Lane is the first of five infill urban living communities, with a construction value of more than $25 million, scheduled to break ground by Watt in metro Phoenix this year. Dorsey Lane is located on 3 acres just south of the southwest corner of Broadway Road and Dorsey Lane in Tempe. It is surrounded by Dorsey Crossing, a mixed-use residential, office and commercial services project, and within minutes of the Loop 101, Loop 202 and US 60 Superstition freeways. Dorsey Lane is also just one mile from Arizona State University and the nearby, booming Mill Avenue/Tempe Town Lake employment corridor.“Tempe is a mecca for new corporate office developments, drawn to the area’s highly educated employees and fantastic dining, shopping and entertainment,” said Steve Pritulsky, President and CEO of Watt Communities of Arizona. “It is where companies want to be and where employees want to live. We are ready to fill that need with a product that moves residents from renting to owning, while still maintaining an urban lifestyle.”last_img read more

Adriatic confirmed the highest international standard of creditworthiness excellence

first_imgThe international group Bisnode AB, the largest European provider of business and credit information based in Stockholm, which brings together more than 2400 experts from 18 European countries, awarded the Crikvenica Adriatic, which owns 8 hotels, 2 campsites and a tourist resort, on the Crikvenica Riviera. excellence for 2016.Thanks to the exceptionally good business results from last year, Bisnode awarded Jadran the highest rating of 3A, which confirmed the highest international standard of creditworthiness excellence. “I am extremely glad that Jadran and our successful business have been recognized by leading European analytical companies such as Bisnode. In the international environment, certification is a common practice, and in this way companies further strengthen their reputation and trust in the domestic and foreign business environment. ” pointed out Dino Manestar, President of the Management Board of Jadran ddBy obtaining one of the most important European standards that define the quality of business, the Adriatic is classified as 5% of the best business entities in Croatia, and the obtained certificate is an internationally recognized label of economic quality that will significantly contribute to strengthening the positive reputation of the Adriatic, both domestically and internationally. “Above all, this recognition of excellence is a confirmation of our systematic and quality work since the bankruptcy, and thus we place the Adriatic alongside other successful companies from the domestic economy, but also the European Union, because the same strict criteria apply to all holders.  Manestar points out and adds that the Certificate of Creditworthiness Excellence is based on the analysis of financial statements for the past year and business performance forecasts for the next 12 months. The analytical method of calculation is unique for all European markets, which is why, by ranking at the very top, the carrier company becomes an equal participant in the entire European market.Good business results after the bankruptcy are the result, first of all, of large investment cycles in increasing the quality of accommodation capacities, which has already raised the categorization of most facilities within the company, and two hotels, Omorika and Katarina, became the first facilities in the company’s history. with 4 stars. ” Also, works on the renovation of the Esplanade Hotel in Crikvenica have recently begun, and with this investment worth over 35 million kuna, a complete reconstruction of the hotel is planned, which will be positioned as a family holiday hotel of high category 4+ stars, with highly individualized service for guests of higher purchasing power. ” concludes Manestarlast_img read more

Cary Redman Joins Edelbrock’s Midwestern Sales Team

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement TORRANCE, Calif. – Edelbrock recently announced the addition of industry sales professional Cary Redman to its Midwestern direct sales team.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Redman will be a direct sales employee of Edelbrock and will be managing the Midwestern sales team. He has more than 12 years of industry experience, most recently as a national sales manager for Mr. Gasket (Prestolite Performance) and as a territory and key account manager for Holley Performance Products from 1999 to 2003. Redman earned a bachelor of science degree in business management and automotive aftermarket management from Northwood University and also has an MBA from Ashford University in Iowa. Redman has been a hands-on enthusiast from an early age. Over the years, he has restored and modified numerous vehicles – from a 1979 Chevrolet truck to his next project, a 1956 Chevrolet 210 that is slated for a full restoration. Redman has also been involved in SEMA’s Young Executives Network since 2008 and was awarded the Young Executive of the Year in July of 2009. Commenting on the appointment, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Whipple said, “We are very excited to add Cary to our Midwest sales team. We look forward to utilizing his experience and understanding of the retail channel to help grow these relationships. He will be a great asset to our sales team and we can’t wait to start working with him.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Ellis Brings Cabling Solution for Siemens

first_imgEllis, cable cleat manufacturer, has underlined the reason for its industry standing by designing an entirely new product in response to a cabling requirement from one of the biggest names in global business, Siemens.Triton is a two-in-one cable guide and clamp that was developed by Ellis following a call to assist in the installation, and subsequent restraining, of seven large diameter high voltage (HV) cables for an offshore electrical substation that forms part of the multi-million pound HelWin 2 project.“The requirement was to feed seven 117mm diameter cables along a specified route within a fabricated structure, which featured a significant number of twists and turns,” said Ellis’ managing director, Richard Shaw. The problem though was that there was no existing product that would enable the cables to be installed in an efficient, safe and cost-effective manner.”The Ellis team, which had previously developed a roller-system for installation of HV cables in power tunnels, took stock of the situation and set to work developing a solution that would secure the Siemens specification, and see them become the first company in the world to offer a two-in-one cable guide and clamp.“Within six weeks of the initial meeting, Siemens had approved our new product design, two weeks later five working prototypes successfully passed an installation trial in Germany and less than a month after that we’d received the order and had the tooling ready for mass production,” added Shaw.Ellis’ new Triton cable guide and clamp works in two stages. Firstly the cables are guided by it into their final location, while trumpeted entry and exit points ensure the cable is not damaged when fed through particularly sharp angled turns. Once the cable is laid correctly, the top half of Triton is removed, a fixing piece installed directly onto the cable and the top half re-secured, thus turning the guide into a fully-functioning HV cable clamp.“We have always taken great pride in our ability to innovate, but to be asked to do so in a live project situation was certainly a real test of our mettle,” continued Shaw. “To come through such a test with Siemens problem solved, the specification secured and an entirely new product range on the verge of being launched is the kind of result that even I, at my most optimistic, wouldn’t have predicted when we sat in that first meeting looking at the requirements of the project.”HelWin 2 is a 690MW offshore HVDC platform that provides low-loss transmission between the North Sea offshore wind farm, Amrumbank West and Germany’s onshore grid. It is due to be operational in 2015.Ellis’ new Triton range of two-in-one cable guides and clamps will be launched in spring 2014.Press Release, March 31, 2014last_img read more

Total Launches CLOV Offshore Angola

first_imgTotal, operator of Block 17 in Angola, started up CLOV, a major deep offshore development located 140 kilometers offshore Luanda, in line with the initial project schedule. With a production capacity of 160,000 barrels per day, CLOV will develop proven and probable reserves of over 500 million barrels. After Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor, CLOV is the fourth FPSO unit on Block 17.“CLOV is a flagship project for Total. It demonstrates the Group’s capacity to successfully start-up projects on time and within budget while mastering cutting-edge deep offshore technologies and keeping safety and environment a top priority”, commented Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total.He further said: “CLOV will contribute to increasing the Block 17 production to 700,000 barrels per day while also generating significant free cash flow for the Group. Block 17 will therefore become Total’s most prolific production site and bring us a step closer to achieving our production potential of 3 million barrels per day by 2017.”Developing four fields (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta), the project comprises 34 wells and 8 manifolds connected by 180 km of subsea pipelines to an FPSO unit at water depths of 1,100 to 1,400 m. Measuring 305 meters long and 61 meters wide, the FPSO has a storage capacity of 1.8 million barrels of oil. The gas produced on CLOV will be exported via a subsea line to the onshore Angola LNG liquefaction plant.CLOV is a subsea multiphase pump system will be used deep offshore to enable production of two different oil qualities from the oligocene reservoirs and the more viscous miocene reservoirs. A first for Total at this depth, this system will be used to boost the commingled fluid and enhance oil recovery.[mappress]Press Release, June 12, 2014last_img read more

Munby calls for more openness in family courts

first_imgLegislation intended to open up the family courts is a ‘lost opportunity’ that will fail to bring about the openness needed to improve confidence in family proceedings, a leading judge has said. Giving the 2010 Hershman-Levy memorial lecture last week, Lord Justice Munby called for ‘radical and comprehensive reform’ of the rules relating to transparency of the courts. Munby said the recently enacted Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 was not sufficiently comprehensive, because areas such as divorce and ancillary relief were ‘scarcely affected’. He said that while the act achieved a greater degree of consistency in terms of what matters could be reported, this was at the ‘heavy price’ of an increase in the areas covered by reporting restrictions for the first time. The Court of Appeal judge, who is chairman of the Law Commission but was speaking in a personal capacity, added that it was ‘far from obvious that the supposed relaxation of the reporting restrictions in children cases – surely the crux of the problem – will actually have the desired effects, if indeed any effect at all’. Munby said that the act was likely to reduce rather than increase the amount of information about children and other family proceedings that finds its way into the public domain, and this was ‘truly a missed opportunity’. He added that overly restrictive privacy rules made it too easy for the family justice system to be attacked, which had led to a lack of public confidence. Munby said there must be a ‘radical and comprehensive reform’ embracing all types of cases dealt with by the family courts. He said the existing ‘muddled’ system must be replaced with ‘principled’ and ‘consistent’ rules that are ‘cheaper to operate’, and these must be arrived at ‘by a transparent process involving appropriate public debate’. The judge said that steps must ‘urgently’ be taken to ensure that more judgments, including more routine cases, should be published in an appropriately anonymised form. Munby also added that there must be more provision of information for those affected by family court decisions. He said that as a minimum requirement, every substantive judgment in a care case dealing with either fact-finding or final disposal should be transcribed so that, for example, a child who has been adopted can later find out why a judge made the decision that their parents could not adequately look after them.last_img read more

Good Earth Egg recalls eggs amid Salmonella outbreak

first_imgGood Earth Egg recalls eggs amid Salmonella outbreak Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Good Earth Egg Company recalled all of its shell eggs Monday amid a Salmonella outbreak in multiple states.The eggs included in the recall have sale dates as late as Oct. 8 and have been distributed in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.Salmonella can cause deadly infections for children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.If you have any questions, contact Good Earth Egg Company, LLC at goodeartheggco@hotmail.com. SHARE Published: October 4, 2016 2:05 PM EDT Updated: October 4, 2016 2:07 PM EDT last_img read more