Neil Patrick Harris to Lead Lemony Snicket for Netlfix

first_img Neil Patrick Harris is heading to Netflix! The Tony winner will headline a series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Deadline reports that the Paramount TV-produced project will begin this month in Vancouver.A Series Of Unfortunate Events follows the story of the orphaned children Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny Baudelaire and their treatment by the evil Count Olaf (Harris), as they try to discover the secret behind the deaths of their parents. Tony nominee K. Todd Freeman will take on the role of Mr. Poe and Patrick Warburton is set to appear as the titular character. Jim Carrey played Olaf in the 2004 film.Harris won the Tony for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and has also hosted the Tony Awards on multiple Emmy-winning occasions. He has additionally appeared on Broadway in Proof, Cabaret and Assassins. Screen credits include How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser, M.D., Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris and Gone Girl. Neil Patrick Harris(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

CCV to buy Woodbury College’s Montpelier campus

first_imgCCV TO PURCHASE WOODBURY COLLEGE CAMPUS IN MONTPELIERMontpelier (November 11, 2008) Woodbury College and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) announced today that the two institutions have agreed to the sale of Woodbury’s campus located at 660 Elm Street in Montpelier to the Vermont State Colleges for CCV. The closing is scheduled to take place at the end of December. In August of this year, Woodbury College announced that it would become the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College. As part of this transition, Woodbury will move to the Champlain campus in Burlington at the end of the calendar year.The purchase of the Woodbury campus will allow CCV to consolidate its administrative offices, now located in Waterbury, with its Montpelier learning center, currently leased from the Vermont College of Fine Arts on College Street. CCV will transfer its Waterbury operations to Montpelier this June. Relocating its Montpelier learning center is several years away as the Woodbury facility will require additional construction to accommodate the delivery of its programs to students.Once completed, the consolidated location will include classrooms, science labs, an art studio, a Learning Center, and office space for administrative and student services. CCV’s Montpelier location is the third largest of the College’s locations, enrolling 600 students each semester and employing over a dozen staff and nearly 70 faculty members.According to CCV President Tim Donovan, “This was a perfect opportunity for CCV to consolidate two of our main facilities into one convenient location. Moving our central administrative staff into a building that serves students and faculty on a daily basis is positive for CCV and its students. Additionally, the consolidated location will be less expensive to the College and, therefore, its students than the projected costs of continuing current leases.””We have worked hard to ensure that this wonderful building would continue being used for the public good. I am very pleased that CCV will be the new owner and that it will continue to be used to support the education of Vermonters,” said Larry Mandell, president of Woodbury.This is good news for the City of Montpelier according to Mayor Mary Hooper. “The City of Montpelier is delighted that Community College of Vermont will continue to make Montpelier its home. We think the Woodbury Campus as well as the community of Montpelier is a great fit for this important institution and look forward to welcoming CCV employees into town as well as continuing to host CCV students.”###last_img read more

El Salvador: Funes Praises “Changes” In U.S. And Warns Chavez

first_imgBy Dialogo March 31, 2009 The President-elect of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, debuted in the international arena with praise for “changes” in the United States and warned that it will not allow Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to put “a finger” into the politics of El Salvador. The first leftist President elected in El Salvador, and candidate of the former guerrilla Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Funes joined outgoing President Antonio Saca at a meeting of the leaders of Central America with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is the main contact between the government of Democrat Barack Obama and the isthmus. “Changes now come not only from the south, but also come from the north,” Funes said in a press conference with the host leader, President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, to praise Washington for its talks with its Latin American neighbors and for listening to their demands. Funes said that even though they are keeping good relations with Chavez, they will not allow “Venezuela to put so much as a finger into the domestic politics of El Salvador.” He said he wants to have good relations with Venezuela, as well as Bolivia and Nicaragua – governments allied with Chavez – and also with Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, which have moderate leftist Presidents. However, Funes noted that the differences between the left and right do not account for the complexity of today’s society. “People always ask me if I’m on the light left, the vegetarian left, or on the radical left, the carnivores,” said the President-elect, making journalists laugh. “The change we are offering is to improve the quality of life for Salvadorans, and this is not about ideology,” he added. Funes said that he wants to have good relations with Washington when, on June 1, he succeeds Saca, a close ally of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s “war on terrorism” who maintained troops to support the U.S. intervention in Iraq until early this year. Before entering politics Funes was a television journalist, and was elected as candidate of a party of former leftist guerrillas who criticized “Yankee imperialism.” However, Funes congratulated Obama for his “historic” victory, and three days after the election he sent to San Salvador their official responsible for diplomacy with Latin America, Thomas Shannon, who held a private meeting with the President-elect. El Salvador also wants Obama to undertake a comprehensive immigration reform, or at least to extend the temporary statute that permits about 230,000 Salvadorans to live in the United States. Funes, who is married to a Brazilian, also visited Brazil after the election and had a private meeting with President Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva, who is also a friend of his.last_img read more

Fed payments study: ACH transfers outnumber checks

first_imgThe Federal Reserve, in a new study on payments, found that “check payments continued their long-run decline” as the number of automated clearinghouse (ACH) debit transfers exceeded the number of check payments for the first time in 2018.The 2019 Federal Reserve Payments Study, which analyzed the growth of payments from 2015-2018, found that:check volume declined 7.2 percent per year, while check value fell 4 percent per year;ACH debit transfers totaled 16.6 billion compared to 14.5 billion check payments in 2018;more than half of in-person general purpose card payments (i.e. debit and credit transactions) used chip authentication in 2018, compared to 2 percent in 2015; continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Police: One charged in connection to CoreLife armed robbery

first_imgThe Vestal Police Department says the investigation has concluded. The Southern Tier Crime Analysis Center and New York State Police assisted with the investigation. Vestal Police say Blackmon was remanded to the Broome County Jail. The police department says 33-year-old Mark Blackmon of Binghamton was charged with one count of robbery in the second degree, a class C felony. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Vestal Police Department says a person has been charged in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at CoreLife Eatery in December.last_img read more

Behind the scenes: a first glimpse at the state rapid testing machines

first_imgCounty Executive Jason Garnar told 12 News all of the appointments for this week had already been filled up as of Tuesday afternoon. His office said information will be provided Wednesday for how to sign up for the next week. After the details were announced Monday, we tried to get a look at the site but were unable to due to privacy concerns. Early Tuesday afternoon, we were allowed to film inside the converted Broome County Transit bus before any tests were conducted. The machines are capable of testing up to eight people at once, and results are delivered within 15 minutes. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — On Tuesday, 12 News received an exclusive inside look at the new mobile rapid testing site.center_img The county office of emergency services said all high-contact surfaces are cleaned periodically throughout the day, and the entire bus is deep cleaned once the testing has finished for the day. The office’s director said this is standard for every transit bus currently in operation. Because the site was set up in a bus, it can travel to different locations. Garnar said it’s currently parked at St. Patrick’s Church on the west side of Binghamton because that’s the area most in need.last_img read more

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West Sumatra reports first COVID-19 case, linked to Malaysia’s mass prayer

first_imgThe mayor separately informed the public about the findings on his Instagram account @ramlannurmatias, where he also mentioned the death of another patient who had been under observation for COVID-19. The patient was a resident of Solok Selatan regency, also in West Sumatra. He died on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities, he further said, had contacted the patient’s family members and screened them for testing and isolation.”We’re tracing the patient’s travel history as well to identify others who have interacted with her recently,” he added.Read also: How a 16,000-strong religious gathering led Malaysia to lockdownA number of Indonesian citizens who participated in the mass prayer in Malaysia have tested positive for the life-threatening respiratory illness. Malaysia itself has reported hundreds of COVID-19 cases connected to the event, which was attended by roughly 16,000 people from various countries. The administration of Bukittinggi in West Sumatra announced its first case of COVID-19 on Thursday, saying it was related to a massive Islamic gathering in neighboring Malaysia.The patient is a 48-year-old woman whose husband had returned from Malaysia after participating in the four-day gathering held near Kuala Lumpur from Feb. 27 to March 1.She was admitted to the Dr. Achmad Mochtar General Hospital Bukittinggi on March 21, and her test result came back positive on Thursday, Bukittinggi Mayor Ramlan Nurmatias said.center_img “I call on all Bukittinggi residents to refrain from going outside their houses to break the transmission chain. Please practice social distancing,” the mayor said, adding that he would ban any mass gatherings in the meantime.As of Thursday afternoon, five cases of COVID-19 have been detected in West Sumatra, according to a statement released by the provincial administration, two in Bukittinggi and one each in Padang city, Tanah Datar regency and South Pesisir regency.On Monday, Governor Irwan Prayitno issued a circular calling on West Sumatra natives living in other regions not to return home for now so as to curb the spread of COVID-19. West Sumatrans are known for their aptitude to travel outside of the province to other areas of the archipelago. Many of them work as merchants selling various products in their new places of residence.Topics :last_img read more

Automation to facilitate buy-side empowerment, liquidity – Euronext

first_imgInstitutional investors will be able to work on a more level playing field with the so-called sell-side and have a “huge opportunity” – in light of the increase in automation and available market information – to “take more control” in future, according to Danielle Ballardie, head of cash markets at Euronext.“The push for pre and post-trade transparency that is going to become compulsory, under certain conditions, under MiFID II will certainly support the automation of the whole fixed income trading value chain, as compliance will be difficult to respect with manual processes,” she said.She said requirements surrounding credit ratings would also have a “major influence” on the assessment of which bonds to trade and how to trade them.She argued that this would end the traditional disparity in “sophistication” regarding access to market data and platforms, as the buy-side today holds a “significant majority of inventories and are launching or participating in initiatives aimed at giving them a more automated, electronic access to data and markets”. Further, investors are increasingly realising the “value of the information held in their own systems and trading interest – both actual and historical”.Additionally, more and more banks are offering agency brokerage services, which levels the playing field even further, she said.Ballardie added that, if a high number of buy-side companies were connected to the same large pool of liquidity, there would be more buy-side to buy-side trading, and this would “help deepen liquidity, which is increasingly important, as liquidity provision is drying up among the sell-side dealers”.According to her, the role of the market maker is changing “as the buy-side adapts and has the opportunity to take greater control over execution”.The major challenge remains the sourcing of block liquidity, but Ballardie predicted that ‘dark pools’ would become more effective for trading blocks.These ‘dark pools’ – i.e. banks’ own trading pools – are now often made available to investors in exchange for the buy-side’s own algorithms. “There is an increasing focus on innovation-seeking solutions to ensure there are good mechanics for large deals,” she added.last_img read more

Lap of luxury: Downsizers getting more bang for their buck with Brisbane’s prestige apartments

first_imgJenny Peacock, with her daughter, has bought an apartment in Gallery House in Hamilton. Picture supplied.Brookfield Residential Properties’ managing director Lee Butterworth said more than $28 million worth of apartments had sold in the project in recent months — many to downsizers.“Buying off-the-plan has benefits for a range of buyers … particularly for downsizers who often plan their move well in advance, giving them the luxury of waiting for the perfect apartment, at the right price,” Mr Butterworth said.“With recent Core Logic figures reporting Brisbane’s property market is in a growth phase, buyers recognise the advantage of buying now.” Mr White said the average price per square metre for a luxury apartment in Sydney or Melbourne would be double that of the same apartment in Brisbane. “When it comes to the high end, prestige market, there is exceptional value for money here,” Mr White said.He recently marketed an apartment at 3401/483 Adelaide Street in the CBD that he believes would cost double in Melbourne and even more in Sydney. This apartment at 2808/127 Kent St, Sydney, sold for about $43,000/sqm.Clayfield resident Jenny Peacock has just bought a luxury, riverfront apartment in the Gallery House residential project, which is under construction in Hamilton.Ms Peacock, who is downsizing from the family home, bought the ‘sky home’ off-the-plan after searching for six months for a place that offered a low-maintenance lifestyle without compromising on space.“Our apartment is on the 14th level of the second tower with spectacular views of the river and city skyline,” Ms Peacock said.“It has three bedrooms and huge balconies, so we won’t be sacrificing space for lifestyle, which was a real drawcard for us.” This apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, sold for $9180/sqm.In Sydney, an apartment half that size (292 sqm) at 2808/127 Kent Street sold for a staggering $11 million, which is about $43,000/sqm. This apartment at 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane, sold for $13,034/sqm.Compare this to a 367 sqm apartment in Sydney’s CBD and the price is almost double.This apartment at 1301/185 Macquarie Street is on the market for $8.9 million, or $24,250/sqm. Inside the apartment at 2401/132 Alice St, Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe property is being marketed by Simon and Courtney Caulfield of Place — Kangaroo Point, and is scheduled to go to auction, so a price guide cannot be given.“Quay West as a building is extremely tightly held, with only one sale of a similar property in the last 10 years,” Mr Caulfield said. He said there was a clear trend emerging in Brisbane of downsizers favouring security and low maintenance luxury.Mr Caulfield is also marketing another luxury, riverfront apartment in Kangaroo Point at 701/21 Pixley Street.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom ‘sky house’ spans a massive 686 sqm and boasts some of the best views of the city.It’s for sale with a price guide of about $4 million, which is equivalent to $5830/sqm. Courtney and Simon Caulfield at 701/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point. Image: AAP/Josh Woning. Former Brisbane lord mayor Bryan Walsh and his wife, Eugenia, are selling their sub-penthouse in the Quay West building in the CBD. Picture: Tara Croser.THE golden generation of retirees has created a new housing market in Brisbane — downsizers who want anything but the simple life.With time on their side and money to burn, Baby Boomers are flocking to the inner city to swap their high-maintenance, multimillion-dollar homes for luxury, house-size apartments. And property pundits say there has never been a better time to buy a prestige apartment in Brisbane, with prices almost half that of Sydney and Melbourne’s sky homes.Agent Ben White of Place said the Queensland capital’s prestige unit market was “unbelievable” value for money compared to the city’s southern cousins. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This apartment at 1301/185 Macquarie St, Sydney, is on the market for $24,250/sqm.In New Farm, a 670 sqm apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce sold for $6.15 million, or $9180/sqm. The view from the apartment at 2401/132 Alice St, Brisbane, which is for sale.The apartment at 2401/132 Alice Street is in the tightly-held Quay West building, where they also own another investment unit.“All things being equal, we would have stayed there forever,” Mr Walsh said.“We bought there because we’d reached the age where we wanted apartment living, and that was the best that we could find in Brisbane.“We moved in at the age of 65 and it’s the perfect place for people moving out of the family home, but we’ve just got to that age.” The view from the balcony of the apartment at 3401/483 Adelaide St, Brisbane City.“Brisbane has been well insulated from the booms that have happened in Melbourne and Sydney, and traditionally, the cycle of the market here in Brisbane is that there’s an elasticity effect between Brisbane and the other capital cities,” he said.“Couple that with the major projects and redevelopments that are occurring in Brisbane over the next ten years and you’ll have an international city on the global stage seeing exponential growth in population and demand for luxury property soar.“So this is the time to buy — right now.”Some of the projects tipped to support the appetite for luxury apartments in the inner Brisbane market include the new Brisbane Airport runway and expansion, the multi-billion dollar Queens Wharf Casino precinct and the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. BIG SPENDERS LOOK TO QUEENSLAND The views from the apartment at 702/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point, which is for sale. Inside the apartment at 701/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point.Earlier this year, a 323 sqm penthouse at 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane fetched $4.21 million, which is equivalent to $13,034/sqm. The Queens Wharf development under construction in Brisbane’s CBD.The downsizing trend is only set to continue as a result of new measures introduced by the federal government in July allowing individuals who sell their current or former family home after the age of 65 to make ‘downsizer contributions’ of up to $300,000 into their superannuation.Bryan Walsh, who served as lord mayor of Brisbane from 1975 to 1976, is selling his sub-penthouse in the CBD after nearly 20 years to downsize again. HOW TO OWN 20 HOMES BEFORE YOU’RE 30 The view from the bathroom of one of the apartments in Gallery House. Picture supplied.last_img read more