The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sequel Will Get London Stage Adaptation

first_img The score features music by O’Brien (who wrote the score and book for The Rocky Horror Show) and Richard Hartley. Jim Sharman directed and co-wrote the original film, which featured a mix of faces returning from The Rocky Horror Show, such as O’Brien, Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell, as well new additions, including Cliff De Young and Jessica Harper as a recast Brad and Janet. View Comments In Shock Treatment, Rocky Horror couple Brad and Janet Major find themselves trapped in a TV game show, spookily predicting the rise of reality television.center_img Hot Patootie! Richard O’Brien’s Shock Treatment, the 1981 flop film sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, will be adapted for the stage next year in London. According to BBC News, the new production will begin performances on April 17, 2015 and run through May 9 at the King’s Head Theatre. Opening night is set for April 21. Benji Sperring will direct the Tom Crowley adaptation.last_img read more

Douglas Proposes $15.6 Million in Property Tax Reductions

first_imgGovernor Douglas Proposes $15.6 Million in Property Tax ReductionsTwo Year Savings from Act 68 Would Exceed $41 MillionMontpelier, Vt. — Governor Jim Douglas today proposed to reduce Vermont’sstatewide property tax rates for education by 8 cents, an additional 3cents below the reduction achieved last year.”Under Act 68, the property tax reduction bill of 2003, the Legislatureestablished statewide homestead and non-residential property tax rates of$1.10 and $1.59 respectively,” Governor Douglas said. “In fiscal year2005, based on projected surpluses in the education fund I proposed, andthe legislature approved, lowering rates by 5 cents to $1.05 and $1.54.For fiscal year 2006, I will recommend statewide property tax rates arereduced a total of 8 cents to $1.02 and $1.51 respectively.”This would be the lowest statewide property tax rate since the tax wascreated by Act 60.Governor Douglas said the additional rate reduction would save propertytax payers an additional $15.6 million on top of the $25.9 million savedlast year. Bringing the total property tax savings achieved by Act 68 tomore than $41 million dollars over a two year period.Without lowered tax rates, the education fund would be collecting morethan is necessary from taxpayers, even while the demand for educationspending is being constrained by a lowered school population, the Governoradded.Although this would be the lowest statewide property tax rate since it wascreated with the passage of Act 60, Governor Douglas noted “there is morework to do to alleviate the tax burden on Vermonters,” and pledged topropose further improvements to the state’s education funding formula andto restrain growth in the state budget.last_img read more

Islip Terrace Dog Shot Dead, $2K Reward Offered

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Authorities are searching for the shooter that killed a dog with a pellet gun in Islip Terrace last weekend.The owner of a male Pit Bull named Jax reported finding the dog with blood coming out of its mouth in the backyard of their home on Saturday, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.The dog was brought to Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville, where a necropsy was performed. The dog was determined to be killed by a pellet shot to the chest, the agency said.The Suffolk SPCA is offering a $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.Suffolk County SPCA investigators ask anyone with information to call them at 631-382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Is subprime lending heading south?

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It may not have hit your radar yet, but Wall Street is noticing a trend when it comes to subprime auto loans. According to a story on CNBC earlier this week, negative subprime auto data from CarMax’s recent earnings report is potential bad news for some financial institutions.Kevin Barker from investment firm Piper Jaffray had this to say in a note to clients on Tuesday in regards the report from Carmax:“CarMax is the largest used car dealer in the country, we believe these developments indicate we will continue to see more pressure on used car prices in the coming months. The decline in sales from lower tier borrowers (near-prime to subprime) are a clear signal the market recognizes subprime lending may have been overextended. These developments continue to confirm our thesis that lower used car prices and lower auto sales will pressure earnings/revenue for banks most exposed to the auto sector.” continue reading »last_img read more

‘Artificial’ intelligence sounds scary, but it isn’t

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’ve been working in the financial services space for close to 30 years now. In that time, I’ve seen many trends and technologies emerge. Some take hold, several are just a flash in the pan. Regardless of how long a concept sticks around, one thing remains: Terminology plays a material role in shaping perceptions.In a world where messaging tends to overcomplicate things, too many acronyms, and too many buzzwords all work against what should be the primary objective of any technology: clearly illustrating value. I’ve certainly found this to be true when it comes to artificial intelligence or “AI.”Generally speaking, the word artificial doesn’t readily call to mind a positive image, does it? By definition, the word “artificial” has listed meanings of, “insincere” or “affected” and “made by humans” as opposed to “happening naturally.” It is the second part of this definition I’d like to explore a bit further.Artificial intelligence is, in fact, created by humans. And it isn’t a new fad or concept. Many don’t realize that the term was first coined by John McCarthy, Ph.D., a Stanford computer and cognitive scientist, back in 1955. AI has continued to evolve as a concept with practical applications across many industries ever since. continue reading »last_img read more


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PREMIUM‘Blessing in disguise’: Electricity megaproject delay gives PLN breathing space

first_imgForgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Log in with your social account 35-GW-Power-Project PLN energy-and-mineral-resources-ministry electricity power-plants economic-growth GDP-growth Jokowi Google Topics : Various in-the-field problems have delayed completion of Indonesia’s ambitious plan to create all 35 gigawatts (GW) of new power plants by 2025, giving the country’s largest electricity company more time to weather a power oversupply.Updated Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data announced on Wednesday show that only 94.8 percent of the expected power plants are to be completed by 2025. Completion of the remaining 5.2 percent, most of which are coal-fired power plants, is to be delayed by four years from the initial target because of land acquisition, permit and social resistance issues.Despite the setbacks, the energy ministry’s electrification director general, Rida Mulyana, said the delay was “a blessing in disguise” because Indonesia’s electricity consumption had been falling behind the growth expectations imbued in the 35GW project…. Facebooklast_img read more

Hamilton Hill mansion sells days before hitting open market

first_imgOne of the bathrooms in the house at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.He said confidence was improving and there was stability in the Brisbane housing market.“We haven’t seen the spikes Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast have,” he said.“The likes of Ascot, Hamilton, Clayfield, Hendra, have had very gradual growth and because it has been drawn out, that growth is more sustainable than what we saw in 2007/2008. “The other reason we’ve seen a better top end market is more prestige properties have come on the market.” One of the terraces on the house at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.The house spans three levels, framed by walls of glass and high ceilings, and offers 180 degree views of the river and city.Features include four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a double garage, a pool, two living rooms, two kitchens, a media room, a home office and an internal lift. The pool at the property at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, which has sold for $5.25m.The sale has also landed the property in the top 10 residential sales in the city so far this year, taking seventh position. Selling agent Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot said two potential buyers made offers for the property, but one was too good for the vendor to refuse. The indoor kitchen at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Mr Ferguson said demand for prestige property was strong, particularly in the $3 million-plus price range.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“Numbers through open homes in top end properties are greater than they’ve been for a long time,” Mr Ferguson said. One of two living areas in the home.The home is only a couple of doors down from the lavish mansion that was once home to disgraced businessman Christopher Skase, who had it built in the late 1980s. This property at 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, sold for $11.128m earlier this year.A home in Ascot formerly owned by Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij sold for $11 million in March.TOP 10 BRISBANE RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 20181. 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.128m2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m3. 33 Moray St, New Farm $11.3m4. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m5. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m6. 30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton $5.95m7. 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton $5.25m8. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m9. 4 Welwyn Cres, Coorparoo $5.025m10. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m This home at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, sold for $10.138m.That property at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, sold late last year in another offmarket deal for $10.138 million to hotelier Steven Shoobridge.It has been another big year for Brisbane’s prestige property market, with a riverfront mansion at 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, fetching $11.128 million in July in the biggest home sale of 2018 so far. The view from the living room at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Mr Ferguson said the buyer was from Brisbane and was excited to move in and make it the family’s “forever home”.It had been planned that the modern mansion would go to auction on December 8, but that has now been cancelled. REAL ESTATE: This house at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, has sold for $5.25m.A HAMILTON Hill trophy home next door to the former mansion of the late Christopher Skase has sold for a whopping $5.25 million.The brand new house at 41 Dickson Terrace sold a few days before it was due to be publicly listed on the market — reflecting the strong appetite for luxury homes in Brisbane’s top end of town.last_img read more

Ripley County Basketball Historian

first_imgRandy Young from Osgood has spent the last 20 years informing residents of Ripley County about the history of Ripley County Basketball.  Because of his efforts, we now have the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame.The first inducted class occurred in 2001.  Every year since then the Hall has inducted a new class.  The RCBHOF Committee is led by President Ray Baurley, Vice President Bill VanKirk, Secretary Connie Dickman, and Treasurer Randy Young.  Every November a new class is chosen.Later this fall a new RCBHOF website will be up and running.  Phil King and his son are developing the website.  Phil played ball for South Ripley and is a member of the Hall of Fame.  On this site you will find the nomination form if you know of someone you feel should be in the Hall of Fame.  Look for the website in the very near future.last_img read more

Sexton in fitness race

first_img Press Association Johnny Sexton faces a race against time to be fit for Ireland’s autumn international Test series after breaking his jaw in club action with Racing Metro. The British and Irish Lions fly-half could be sidelined for two months following a heavy clash with Craig Burden in Racing Metro’s Top 14 contest with Toulon. The 29-year-old will now fight to return quickly enough to be in contention for Ireland’s three-Test autumn series, starting with South Africa’s visit to Dublin on November 8. center_img Racing saw off reigning French and European champions Toulon 17-10 in Paris on Saturday, but Sexton was eventually withdrawn after an early clattering from Burden, with the South African hooker sin-binned for the challenge. Ireland host Georgia and Australia following their South Africa clash in the autumn, with head coach Joe Schmidt keen to ramp up the long-range preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. Sexton is expected to complete a move back to Leinster from Racing Metro next summer to boost Schmidt and Ireland’s World Cup build-up. The 45-cap playmaker is arguably Ireland’s most important backline general now that Brian O’Driscoll has retired, so Kiwi boss Schmidt will afford him every opportunity to make the fitness grade for autumn action. Sexton endured a frustrating first campaign in France last term, coerced into 13 club games in 12 weeks on his arrival, much to Ireland’s chagrin. Former Leinster boss Schmidt was left hamstrung by his lack of control over the player, still Ireland’s only frontline star plying his trade overseas. Sexton picked up a leg problem through his heavy initial Racing workload, which threw his participation in last year’s autumn series into doubt. Ulster’s Paddy Jackson would be the front-runner to start in Sexton’s absence after filling the fly-half understudy role last season. Leinster’s Ian Madigan would also come into the frame, while fast-progressing Munster duo Ian Keatley and JJ Hanrahan coming up on the rails. last_img read more