NORWALK, Connecticut – Connecticut police say one adult and 12 children were taken to hospitals after an amusement ride malfunctioned at a fair, sending riders crashing into each other. (Sept. 9)
Mitchell Jarvis Kirsten Scott View Comments from $39.00 Rock of Ages Mitchell Jarvis, the celebrated original Lonny of Rock of Ages, has signed on to reprise his performance for the upcoming 10th anniversary run at New World Stages. Full casting is also set for the previously announced engagement, which has been newly extended through October 6. Performances will begin on June 19.Joining Jarvis in the cast will be CJ Eldred (Desperate Measures) as Drew, Kirsten Scott (Jersey Boys) as Sherrie, PJ Griffith (American Idiot) as Stacee Jaxx, Matt Ban (Spamalot) as Dennis, Dane Biren (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Franz, Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde) as Regina, Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!) as Hertz, Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) as Justice/Mother and Katie Webber (Wicked) reprising her turn as Waitress #1.Rounding out the ensemble is Ashley En-Fu Matthews, Leah Reed, Michael Mahany, Mekhai Lee, Kevin Michael Raponey, Justin Colombo and Autumn Guzzardi.Rock of Ages is set in 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip where a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous club, Rock of Ages allows audiences to rock out to ’80s hits from such iconic bands as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake.Director Kristin Hanggi and choreographer Kelly Devine will repeat their work for the off-Broadway staging, which will feature the original scenic design of Beowulf Boritt, costume design of Gregory Gale, lighting design of Jason Lyons, sound design of Peter Hylenski and projection design of Zachary Borovay. PJ Griffith Mitchell Jarvis with the original Broadway cast of “Rock of Ages”(Photo: Joan Marcus) Star Files Related Shows CJ Eldred View All (4)
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TENDERS will be called early in 2008 for a concession to run transport services in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy from January 2011 to December 2019. The region is the first in Italy to call open tenders for public transport services, according to Regional Councillor for Planning, Transport & Infrastructure Dr Lodovico Sonego. Worth around €250m a year, the concession is known as FIRST (Fully Integrated System of Transportation) and covers rail, bus and maritime services. Tenders must be submitted in October 2008, and the award to a single concessionaire will be made in December. There is a possibility of extending the concession by three years. At the moment local rail services are provided by Trenitalia and Ferrovia Udine-Cividale, with the national operator carrying 7·5 million passengers a year on a 442 km network using a fleet of 61 EMUs, 21 locomotives and 119 coaches. FUC handles 403 000 passengers a year on a 16 km route. At the moment about 70% of the €47m annual cost of the region’s rail services is paid by direct grant. The region intends to include the operation of inter-regional rail services from Udine to Venezia and Trieste to Venezia in the concession, but legislation to permit this has yet to be passed. Sonego is nonetheless confident that sufficient progress will be made next year for these services to form part of the concession. Sonego says that the region is planning to launch a €52m rolling stock investment programme in January, suggesting that a fleet of new trains will be available to the future operator. Staff will transfer to the future operator, but Dario Danese, Director-General for Energy, Mobility & Transport Infrastructure, said on November 27 that ‘we think it may be necessary to rationalise the personnel to bring down costs’. Bidders will be expected to offer improved or more frequent services, better integration between modes and a unified fares structure supported by the introduction of contactless ticketing. An element of infrastructure investment is also envisaged, and payment of premiums and penalties is anticipated. The region is promoting the tender by a series of roadshows in a bid to stimulate interest among bidders – ‘competition is the best way to improve transport in our region’, said Sonego.
Dyconex, an MST company, has announced an advanced rigid multilayer substrate material that can be used to develop ultra-thin build-ups for various high-frequency applications like HF chip packaging. The material has good dielectric properties (low Dk and low Df) combined with a low thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) and high dielectric strength. Using anylayer technology the layers of the substrates are connected by laser drilled, copper filled microvias allowing for high-density / high-reliability designs. Other HDI build-up solutions are also available.Key Features of the Substrate Include:Epoxy-based laminates with low dielectric propertiesHigh Tg, low CTE and high dielectric strengthUltra-thin any layer HDIs from 4 layers (~220 µm) to 8 layers (~350 µm) with highest reliabilityImpedance controlled ultra-fine line technology (down to 25 µm)High-density pitch design (~175 µm)Smallest via (50 µm) in pad (100 µm)EN 9100:2009 certificationClick here to learn more about design features and layer build-up characteristics of this substrate.
In the past twelve months Esports Insider has kept a close eye on the growing trend of sporting professionals, and in particular footballers, entering the esports industry. As such we invited Premier League winner Christian Fuchs to discuss his venture at ESI London in September. Having started his own brand, NoFuchsGiven, initially a streetwear and apparel brand which he has expanded into this new realm, there was no better person to talk about the converge of traditional sports and esports.Here’s some of what went down during the ‘Blurred lines: why footballers are entering esports‘ session.SpeakersChristian Fuchs, NoFuchsGiven & Leicester City FCTrev Keave, Co-founder of SportegoChristian Fuchs was the first Premier League footballer to launch an esports team, and as it turns out, it’s all down to his son. Following Fortnite and Overwatch religiously, he was begging his father to get into the scene. Fuchs looked further into the phenomenon and recognised a serious opportunity. That was six months ago.“With my expertise, with my experience, I can help them with some tips with how I cope with high-pressure situations.” – Christian FuchsAs with most footballers and football clubs, Fuchs’ natural tendency was to enter the industry via FIFA. He believes the pressures present in football are very similar to that in FIFA, so he can help his players on a competitive level.From left: Chris Fuchs, NoFuchsGiven, Trev Keane, Sportego. Credit: jakhowardphotoWhen questioned by a member of the audience as to whether NoFuchsGiven will expand into any other esports titles, he played it coy. He wants to see growth with his team over the course of his first year as a team owner, but acknowledges the pressure from his son to enter both Fortnite and Overwatch.“It’s definitely worth looking into those titles, but I want to grow organically.” – Christian FuchsFuchs believes more Premier League footballers will invest in esports over the next couple of years, and even mentioned a rumoured, unannounced ‘ePremier League’. He also commended games such as NBA 2K and Madden for doing something similar to FIFA in terms of the parallels within the traditional sports and their digital adaptations.Wrapping up the session, Fuchs answered a particularly pressing question: do esports and traditional sports need each other at all? He pointed to the likes of the London Spitfire as evidence that esports doesn’t necessarily need ties to sports in any way. However, the commonalities between football and FIFA will likely help him grow the NoFuchsGiven brand.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubeYou can watch content from our flagship ESI London conference over on our Esports Insider YouTube channel
AROUND TOWNDenver Burger Battle 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Aug. 4, City Park, Denver. General admission tickets are $70, and include an open bar. For more information, visit denverburgerbattle.com for information.Fifteen burgers, one open bar, two “Bachelor” contestants. Now that’s the recipe for a slushy night. Such is the case Aug. 4 when the Denver Burger Battle comes to town in an attempt to crown the best beef patty in all the land. Ben and Lauren of “The Bachelor” fame are slated to judge a portion of the competition. With all of the proceeds going to a local nonprofit that works to combat child hunger — and did we mention there’s an open bar? — it’s pretty tricky to go wrong with this one.Colorado Renaissance Festival 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 & 7, 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur. Adult tickets are $20.50 when purchased online or $22 at the gate. Online tickets for children ages 5-12 are $9, or $10 at the gate. Children under 5 years old are free. Visit www.coloradorenaissance.com for tickets and details.If you’re anything like us, you’ve already developed a few different coping mechanisms to deal with the fact that “Game of Thrones” won’t be back for the Season 7 premiere until long after winter in our world has come and gone. And while the annual Ren Faire isn’t exactly the same as the recently announced Con of Thrones, they certainly won’t dissuade you from dressing up as your favorite member of House Lannister or Stark. If anything, the Renaisance Festival embraces all fantasy and anachronism — which is why you’ll see at least two or three Jack Sparrows on any given weekend. But the basics remain the same: A nice trek through a faux-medieval village replete with beers, turkey legs, knights and wenches. Huzzah!Free First Dance on the Plaza Times vary. Aurora’s Kim Robards Dance performs at 1:15 p.m., Aug. 6, near the Denver Monoliths Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver. Free. Visit Denverartmuseum.org for more information.If you happen to miss out on any of the First Friday happenings around the Denver metro region this weekend, fear not, noble reader. The Denver Art Museum is teaming up with more than two dozen local dance companies and troupes to host a series of dance performances for the facility’s free first Saturday, which offers free entrance to the museum on Aug. 6. Aurora’s resident dance guru Kim Robards will be performing a modern dance near the Denver Monoliths sculpture beside the museum from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m.ONSTAGE The Big Bang 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 & 6; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 7. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $24. Visit VintageTheatre.com or call 303-856-7830 for more information.In cooperation with Spotlight Theatre Company, Vintage Theatre Productions is resurrecting this raucous comedy for a second run in Aurora about six months after the show concluded its first run of 2016 at The John Hand Theatre in Lowry. More or less a bowl of theatrical potpourri, the show centers on two desperate actors who are forced to stage a last-minute audition for backers of their new show, entitled — you guessed it — “The Big Bang.” Using a slew of impromptu props, the duo walks through the history of the world, from the loud, instantaneous creation of the universe to Cher. The show runs through Aug. 14.“The Comedy of Errors” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Showtimes vary at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, 1301 Grandview Ave., Boulder. Visit www.coloradoshakes.org for more information. It appears that the unofficial end of summer has finally and sadly arrives — the CSF closes this weekend. Your best bet for a closing event is the Geoffrey Kent-directed take on “Comedy of Errors,” set in 1930s Paris.
Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal. Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending at donors’ expense, including numerous home-remodeling projects, use of the university jet for his daughter’s senior trip to the Bahamas and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his wife, Lindsay. She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on clothes, awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends of her children and sending scores of text messages on university-issued cell phones to people described in the lawsuit as “underage males.” At a chapel service this week on the 5,300-student campus known for its 60-foot-tall bronze sculpture of praying hands, Roberts said God told him: “We live in a litigious society. Anyone can get mad and file a lawsuit against another person whether they have a legitimate case or not. This lawsuit … is about intimidation, blackmail and extortion.” San Antonio televangelist John Hagee, a member of the ORU board of regents, said the university’s executive board “is conducting a full and thorough investigation.” LAWSUIT: President of evangelist’s campus says God spoke to him of “litigious society.” By Justin Juozapavicius THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TULSA, Okla. – Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million for Roberts’ university, or else he would be “called home.” Colleagues fear for the reputation of the university and the future of the Roberts’ ministry, which grew from Southern tent revivals to one of the most successful evangelical empires in the country, hauling in tens of millions of dollars in contributions a year. The university reported nearly $76 million in revenue in 2005, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Oral Roberts is 89 and lives in California. He holds the title of chancellor, but the university describes him as semi-retired, and his son presides over day-to-day operations on the campus, which had a modern, space-age design when it was built in the early 1960s but now looks dated, like Disney’s Tomorrowland. The allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three former professors. They sued ORU and Roberts, alleging they were wrongfully dismissed after reporting the school’s involvement in a local political race. Richard Roberts, according to the suit, asked a professor in 2005 to use his students and university resources to aid a county commissioner’s bid for Tulsa mayor. Such involvement would violate state and federal law because of the university’s nonprofit status. Up to 50 students are alleged to have worked on the campaign. The professors also said their dismissals came after they turned over to the board of regents a copy of a report documenting moral and ethical lapses on the part of Roberts and his family. The internal document was prepared by Stephanie Cantese, Richard Roberts’ sister-in-law, according to the lawsuit. An ORU student repairing Cantese’s laptop discovered the document and later provided a copy to one of the professors.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!