Jason Derulo to Sing Out as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats Film

first_img Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo is the latest star added to the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Derulo will take on the role of curious cat Rum Tum Tugger in the highly anticipated screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit, scheduled to be released on December 20, 2019.Derulo’s solo recording career kicked off in 2009. Since then he has sold more than 30 million singles, including the celebrated songs “Wiggle,” “Talk Dirty,” “Whatcha Say” and “In My Head,” for which he earned two MTV Video Music Award nominations. Derulo’s latest album, titled Everything Is 4, debuted in 2015, with the upcoming 2Sides to be released soon.Derulo joins a previously announced slate of stars that includes Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Steven McRae, Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench, Idris Elba and Laurie Davidson. Additional casting is forthcoming.Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one who will ascend to “the Heaviside Layer.” The Cats film will be directed by Tom Hooper and choreographed by Wayne McGregor. Jason DeRulo(Photo: Getty Images) View Commentslast_img read more

Shawnee leaders stress need for multifamily housing in order to spur economic growth but worry about getting homeowners’ buy-in

first_imgSeveral Shawnee city leaders last month touted the need for multifamily housing — and buy-in from neighboring single-family homeowners — to spark sustainable economic growth in the community.Register to continuelast_img

WHO reports 32 more Ebola cases in West Africa

first_imgThe count of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in West Africa has increased by 32, and 15 new deaths have been recorded, but the number of deaths attributed to confirmed cases has been revised downward, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today.The WHO put the totals for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia at 599 cases and 338 deaths, as compared with 567 cases and 359 deaths reported in the previous update on Jun 22. The case totals include confirmed, probable, and suspected cases.22 new cases in Sierra LeoneSierra Leone now has a cumulative total of 158 cases, or 22 more than reported 2 days ago, and 4 new deaths were reported from Jun 18 to 20, the WHO said. The deaths included three in Kailahun and one in Kenema.But the WHO listed the country’s cumulative deaths in confirmed cases at 34, versus 58 deaths reported in the previous update. The implication is that a number of deaths were found to have had other causes, but the statement doesn’t explain further.Liberia has 10 new cases, 8 new deathsIn Liberia, 10 new Ebola cases and 8 new deaths were reported from Jun 19 to 22, the WHO said. That raised the cumulative totals to 51 cases and 34 deaths. The latest cases and deaths were identified in Lofa (8 and 6) and Montserrado (2 and 2).Guinea, the birthplace of the outbreak, identified no new Ebola cases from Jun 18 to 20, but three deaths were reported, two in Gueckedou and one in Telimele, the WHO said. The country’s cumulative count is 390 cases with 270 deaths.The WHO said investigators are following up with 37 contacts of patients in Sierra Leone, 232 in Liberia, and 1,147 in Guinea.CDC summaryMeanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered a summary of the outbreak in an early-release article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report today. It notes that the outbreak appeared to be slowing in late April, but in late May it resurged.”Major challenges faced by all partners in the efforts to control the outbreak include its wide geographic spread, weak health-care infrastructures, and community mistrust and resistance,” the article observes.The episode marks the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the largest such outbreak anywhere to date.See also:Jun 24 WHO statementJun 22 WHO statementJun 24 MMWR articlelast_img read more

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Honors Vietnam Veterans & Families

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, right, presents Veteran Gregg Giesler of Los Alamos with the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to honor his service to the nation. Courtesy photoU.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, left, presents Veteran Dennis Fordham of Los Alamos with the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to honor his service to the nation. Courtesy photoU.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, second from left, gathers with veterans and guests Feb. 15 at the American Legion to honor the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans and their families. Courtesy photoFrom the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, participated in events this month across New Mexico’s Third Congressional District honoring the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans and their families.At a ceremony Feb. 15 in Los Alamos, Luján presented two local veterans with the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to honor their service to the nation:Gregg Giesler; andDennis Fordham.Luján joined Tribal leaders Feb. 17 from Jicarilla Apache Nation for a veteran pinning in Dulce. Five veterans – Charles Davis, Leroy Tecube, Herbert Garcia, Everett Serafin, Wesley Notsinneh, Collins Enjady – were recognized, in addition to 13 families of veterans. Members of  Luján’s team also held a veteran pinning Friday in Questa.The pinning ceremony is part of a national effort to honor Vietnam-era veteran military service members who were on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975. Through this program, Luján has honored more than 245 veterans from New Mexico’s Third Congressional District.“New Mexicans have always answered the call to service, and it’s an honor to recognize veterans and their families for their valor and patriotism in pinning ceremonies across the Third Congressional District. Often times, Vietnam veterans weren’t properly welcomed home following their service, but I am proud to recognize today their bravery to our nation,” Luján said. “Presenting veterans with a token of our country’s gratitude is an important measure, but we can best honor the sacrifice of veterans by fulfilling our commitments to provide the health care and support these courageous individuals have earned through their service.” read more

Pipes And Drums For St. Pat

first_imgThe North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. Share The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department celebrated the Emerald Isle on Saturday, with their 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Kilts and bagpipes, drums and uniforms, and even a marching pig were the order of the day. last_img read more

North Fork News

first_imgMattituck-Laurel LibraryEnjoy Pasta Amore with chef Robert Dell’Amore on Friday, February 14, at 5:30 PM at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. Join Chef Robert’s “Pasta of Love” demo, featuring an irresistible combination of savory and sweet. This pasta dish is made with chicken or sausage, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, onion and garlic, in a light tomato sauce. Registration is required and fee is $5 per person.Heart Art Day is Friday, February 14, from 10 AM to 7 PM at the library. Drop in and create a heart to make and take. Registration is required and is free.For more information on all happenings, call 631-298-4134 or visit www.mattlibrary.org.Shelter Island LibraryFind Short and Sweet Love at the Shelter Island Library in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Join John and Katherine Moore as they read short pieces, both true and imagined, on the subject of love in many forms on Friday, February 14, at 7 PM. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 631-749-0042 or visit www.shelterislandpubliclibrary.org.Long Island Science CenterCome see what the Long Island Science Center in Riverhead has to offer with its special holiday hours the week of Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy a new and interactive experiment with physics in the Maker Space each day of vacation, included with museum admission. For more information, call 631-208-8000 or www.sciencecenterli.org.Historical Fun For KidsIt’s kids’ week at the Suffolk County Historical Society from Wednesday, February 19, through Saturday, February 22, 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Have a family fun experience by playing out life in the past! There will be touch-table educational play stations, along with a scavenger hunt with prizes, dressing up in Colonial garb, playing old word games, etc. Free admission for children and $5 per adult. Complimentary cookies and juice. For more info, call 631-727-2881 or visit www.suffolkcountryhistoricalsociety.org.Black History At HallockvilleCelebrate Black History Month at Hallockville Farm. Learn about the importance of quilting to the African American culture. Join artist and author Faith Ringgold on Thursday, February 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, while she takes you through the world of “Tar Beach,” and how she uses quilting to tell stories. Students ages nine to 12 years old will listen to the book and create their own collage quilts to tell their own story. Members: $15; non-members: $20.Also at Hallockville, children five through eight years old can join art teacher Darlene Siracusano in learning about how folk art was made throughout history. The morning lesson will begin by listening to a farm animal story and meeting Hallockville chickens. Kids will create their own folk-art rooster using colored collage paper, scissors, punches, and crayons on Tuesday, February 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Members: $15; non-members: $20. Call 631-298-5292 or visit www.hallockville.com.Caregiver SupportPeconic Bay Medical Center Caregivers Center offers ongoing support meetings for caregivers. The next meeting of the support group specific to caregivers of those who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s meets on Wednesday, February 19 from noon to 1:30 PM at the center’s multi-purpose room. Bereavement support groups are also available. For more information, call 631-548-6274 or visit www.pbmc.org. Sharelast_img read more

Exclusive: OWS’ “Offshore Waddenzee” Vessel Christened

first_imgJust a few moments ago, Offshore Wind Services’ (OWS) vessel Offshore Waddenzee was christened at Damen Shipyards. The FCS 2008 is the second vessel ordered by the company from Damen this year. Damen Shipyards Den Helder in the Netherlands has outfitted the vessel with a second generator set and an offshore crane.Click to enlargeThe vessel is going to be working alongside two other OWS vessels on the construction phase of the Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Farm for Van Oord.Watch this short video of the most important moment at a vessel’s christening ceremony.Offshore WIND staff, August 20, 2014; Image and video: Navingolast_img read more

Holland America Avoids Acapulco amid Security Concerns

first_imgUS-based cruise company Holland America Line has decided to stop calling at Mexico’s city of Acapulco, located in the state of Guerrero, on eight scheduled 2017/2018 cruises “due to recent security concerns.”Related to itineraries on seven Panama Canal and one South America cruise, the changes would include replacing the Acapulco call with other Mexican ports.The move was made on the back of a surge in crime and drug-related incidents in the area, which have been repelling cruise companies from this beach resort town from 2010, according to Fox News.Guests on affected cruises have been notified of the change, Holland America Line, a part of cruise line conglomerate Carnival Corporation & plc, said, adding that “the safety of our guests is our top priority.”In early December 2016, the US Department of State warned citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.“The state of Guerrero was the most violent state in Mexico in 2015 for the third year in a row, and self-defense groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Armed members of these groups frequently maintain roadblocks and, although not considered hostile to foreigners or tourists, are suspicious of outsiders and should be considered volatile and unpredictable,” the US Department of State earlier informed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Steam rises with Tradelossa

first_imgTradelossa raised parts of a steam turbine, measuring 6.3 m x 3.8 m x 13.12 m and weighing 141 tonnes; the outer casing of a condenser, measuring 9.1 m x 9 m x 3.9 m and weighing 90 tonnes; and a steam generator, measuring 11.5 m x 4.9 m x 4.8 m and weighing 330 tonnes.The rigging works were completed 15 m above the ground.A video of the project can be found here. www.tradelossa.comlast_img

Czech railbuses provide Polish inter-city connection

first_imgPOLAND: SKPL Cargo is working with PKP Intercity to operate two Jasło – Zagórz return services per day from March 11 until September 1 using Class 810 railbuses acquired from the Czech Republic.Connections are provided in Jasło with long-distance trains to Gdynia operated by PKP Intercity, which is funding the local services. SKPL Cargo is supplying and maintaining the railbuses and drivers, while PKP IC provides the conductors and offers through ticketing. PKP IC hopes the service will reduce operating costs on the lightly-used and slow route in the Bieszczady Mountains region of southeast Poland, while retaining it as part of its network. The arrangement will also help to mitigate PKP IC’s current shortage of diesel locomotives.last_img read more