Report: Jets to hire Adam Gase as next head coach

first_imgJanuary 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Jets to hire Adam Gase as next head coach Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoel Auerbach/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It appears the New York Jets have chosen their next head coach.ESPN reports the team is expected to bring former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase on board to lead the squad.Gase, 40, was fired by Miami on Dec. 31 after three seasons with the team. During his time with the Dolphins, the team went 23-25 but beat the Jets in five of their six matchups.The Jets have been searching for a new head coach since firing Todd Bowles after their last game this past season. Under Bowles’ leadership, New York went 24-40 in four seasons without any playoff appearances.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Gulf of Aden: Counter Piracy EU NAVFOR Commander Warns of Continuing Threat

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Gulf of Aden: Counter Piracy EU NAVFOR Commander Warns of Continuing Threat View post tag: Defence View post tag: EU View post tag: Counter The Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, has issued a renewed warning that Somali pirates are still determined to get out to sea and, if presented with an easy target, will attack.“I am very concerned that seafarers and nations will lower their guard and support for counter piracy operations in the belief that the piracy threat is over.  It is not; it is merely contained.  We should remember that at its height in January 2011, 32 ships were pirated by Somali pirates and 736 hostages were held.  It is crucial that we remain vigilant or the number of attacks will once again rise.”The Admiral’s warning comes days after EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo located a skiff with six men on board 320 nautical miles off the Somali coast.  It is highly unusual to see these small, open top boats so far out to sea, so a team from Rayo went across to investigate.The 6 men could not explain why they had sailed so far from land, there was no evidence of trade or legal activity and Rayo’s crew found equipment on board that is commonly related to piracy.Whilst there was not enough evidence on this occasion that could have guaranteed a legal prosecution, the decision was taken to return the men to the Somali coast so that they could not pose any potential risk to passing ships.Speaking about the incident EU Naval Force Spokesperson, Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Sherriff said:“Whilst not possible this time, when suspect pirates are apprehended by the EU Naval Force, every effort is made to achieve a prosecution, as demonstrated in recent months by the legal transfers by the European Union of suspect pirates to Mauritius and The Seychelles authorities.”The Rayo incident comes exactly one year since the last ship, chemical tanker MV Smyrni, was seized by armed pirates off the Somali coast.  Thankfully MV Smyrni and her crew were released 2 months ago, after 10 months in captivity.  However, since May last year, 9 more ships have been attacked and, with 2 ships and 54 hostages still being held and pirates once again issuing death threats to hostages if ransoms are not paid, it is clear that there is no room for complacency.[mappress]Press Release, May 14, 2013; Image: EU Navfor View post tag: Naval View post tag: Threat View post tag: Commander View post tag: warns May 14, 2013center_img View post tag: continuing View post tag: Defense View post tag: NAVFOR Gulf of Aden: Counter Piracy EU NAVFOR Commander Warns of Continuing Threat View post tag: piracy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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Balliol celebrates 750th anniversary with art installation

first_imgA new art installation has been placed on the flag tower of Balliol College to celebrate its founding of the college 750 years ago.The temporary installation was commissioned by artists Roger Perkins and Kay Sentence, and is named 1263 after the year that the college was founded.Taking the form of two illuminated hearts, the commission is a testament to the founder of Balliol College, John de Balliol, and his wife, Dervorguilla.The installation, constructed from LED lighting, steel, and clear plastic tubing, forms a visual reminder of this piece of Balliol’s history.When viewed from various positions on Broad Street, 1263 can appear to be both abstract shapes and complete hearts.One Balliol student commented that the installation is, “a charming and boundary-pushing modern sculpture that looks a bit different depending on where you look at it from.”They also called it “a touching testament to John de Balliol and Dervorguilla’s love that made the college possible.”Another student, however, said that it was “a bit of a weird idea executed in a weird way”.last_img read more

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The Disco Biscuits Kick Off A Two-Nighter In Maine [Photos/Full Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/9/18 | Photos: Vic Brazen Photo: Vic Brazen Load remaining imagescenter_img “Portland, Maine! The city so nice, we came to play it twice,” bassist Marc Brownstein declared right after The Disco Biscuits took the stage at the State Theatre on Friday evening.Indeed, yesterday’s show marked the first performance of a two-night stand in Portland, in addition to being the second show of a three-night run that kicked off the previous night in Providence, RI. Friday night’s first set was particularly focused on The Disco Biscuits early catalog, as each of the five songs played—”M.E.M.P.H.I.S.”, “Voices Insane”, “Spaga”, a cover of Frank Zappa’s Roxy & Elsewhere favorite “Pygmy Twylyte”, and “Wet”—were tunes that first entered the band’s repertoire back in the 1990s. The Zappa cover’s appearance was an interesting one, seeing as it appeared in the middle of a “Spaga”The Disco Biscuits kept things interesting during the second set as well by delivering what amounted to a 90-minute “Story of the World” sandwich. The first portion of that Biscuits classic eventually melted into an inverted rendition of “42” before segueing into “Lunar Pursuit”. Next up was the second-ever inverted rendition of “Naeba”, a rarity that debuted in 2009 and has only appeared twice since 2011. The inverted tune went into strange territory and touched on a “Billy Jean” tease on its way to “Tricycle”, which eventually gave way to the second half of “Story of the World”. Finally, the band re-emerged after the encore break for a brief (by Disco Biscuits standards) “Times Up” to close out the show.The Disco Biscuits will return to the State Theatre tonight for the final show of their three-night New England run. You can watch a full, pro-shot video of last night’s show—courtesy of the band’s official YouTube page—below (the show starts around the 25-minute mark).The Disco Biscuits – 3/9/2018 (Full Show)[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Check out a gallery of photos below courtesy of Vic Brazen.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 3/9/2018Set One: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.-> Voices Insane, Spaga-> Pygmy Twylyte-> Spaga, WetSet Two: Story of the World-> 42* -> Lunar Pursuit-> Naeba* -> Tricycle-> Story of the WorldEncore: On Time*invertedlast_img read more

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‘Pippin’ meets Tony

first_imgWhen artistic director Diane Paulus gave the classic “Pippin” a facelift for 2013-13 lineup of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), people took notice.How could they not? The sold-out spectacular, which centers on a young man’s search for the extraordinary and his interactions with some mysterious traveling performers, got a boost from the Montreal-based circus troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main, who added high-octane choreography inspired by the show’s original director, Broadway dance legend Bob Fosse.Now “Pippin” has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including best director of a musical for Paulus. Patina Miller, who starred as the leading player, was nominated for best leading actress in a musical, and Andrea Martin, who played Pippin’s grandmother Berthe, was nominated for best featured actress in a musical.No stranger to fanfare, “Pippin” has also garnered six Drama Desk Award nominations, 11 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and three Drama League Award nominations — so far.Chet Walker (left) was nominated for best choreography for his work on “Pippin.” A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus said she and Walker wanted to preserve the essence of the original Bob Fosse footwork in the A.R.T. production. Photo by Evgenia EliseevaAdding the circus element, Paulus told the Harvard Gazette in January, made the story originally written by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson all the more powerful and added “bold physical expression.”“And that was my interest, how to work on that, in a way to bring that potential viscerally forward. And part of that was the physical life of the production … [that] was so inextricably linked to Bob Fosse.”A labor of love for Paulus, “Pippin” got its moves from choreographer Chet Walker, who, along with Paulus, strived to preserve the essence of the original Fosse footwork.Last year, the A.R.T.’s productions of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Once” took home 10 Tony Awards, including the prizes for best musical revival and best musical, respectively. Paulus was also nominated for best direction of “Porgy”; she had been previously nominated for “Hair” in 2009.This week the A.R.T. enjoyed more successes, winning five 2012 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for its productions, including best set design and best sound design for “Wild Swans,” best actress in a drama (Brooke Bloom in “Marie Antoinette”), best performance by a promising young artist (Andrew Cekala in “Marie Antoinette”), and best lighting design (Christopher Akerlind for “Marie Antoinette”).The A.R.T. will announce the 2013-14 season on Friday.The Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on June 9. For more information.last_img read more

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Skylight’s Carey Mulligan Expecting First Child

first_img Related Shows Carey Mulligan has some good news, and we’re not talking about those rave reviews and the Tony nomination she received for her performance in Broadway’s Tony-winning Skylight! Us Weekly reports that she is pregnant with her and hubby Marcus Mumford’s first child.Mulligan made her Broadway debut in The Seagull in 2008. She earned an Oscar nomination for An Education and also appeared in Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, Drive, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Brothers, Pride and Prejudice, My Boy Jack, When Did You Last See Your Father? and Public Enemies.Mulligan and Mumford, the lead singer of Mumford & Sons, were pen pals as kids and later reconnected as adults. (Aw!) They married on April 21, 2012.The revival of David Hare’s Skylight will run through June 21 at the Golden Theatre. The production, directed by Stephen Daldry, also stars Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 View Comments Skylightlast_img read more

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S&P: New U.S. coal plant retirements likely to hit 28GW through 2023

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Despite continued attempts by the current federal administration to restore coal production in the United States to its former peak, economic forces driving wholesale electricity markets present a dim reality for coal-fired generation.S&P Global Market Intelligence projects that coal’s market share will continue to erode in the coming five-year period as a slew of announced retirements take place and the economic picture forces out additional coal plants that are exposed to the market. The increasingly favorable economics of zero-fuel cost renewables have contributed to a continued expansion in the market share of carbon-free generation, while the aging coal fleet continues to retire regardless of political backing. Additionally, natural gas-fired generation continues to claim market share from coal due to increased flexibility in unit dispatch, greater unit efficiency, and a prolonged stretch of low natural gas prices.Due to these headwinds, S&P Global Market Intelligence estimates that 28 GW of U.S. coal-fired generation will retire in 2019-2023. The Eastern Interconnect accounts for the majority of the retirements, with approximately 11 GW of announced capacity retirements coming offline by 2023 and another 9 GW forecast to retire due to poor economics. More than half of the anticipated retirements located in the East are within PJM. Approximately 8 GW of coal-fired generation is also expected to retire in the Western Interconnect.As a result of these retirements, conservative estimates suggest that demand for thermal coal will fall by more than 150 million tons over the coming five-year period. It is likely that coal pricing will be heavily exposed to the downside during this time while coal production struggles to ratchet down at the same pace as the contraction within the sector. Falling global coal prices will hinder the export markets from offering much of a reprieve as the outlook there also looks bleak. There is little chance of a recovery on the demand side of the equation, with 85 anticipated retirements of coal units in the next five years.Analysts have cited lower expected electricity demand this summer as a possible drag on coal volumes. Added to the prospect of lower electricity demand is a continued surplus of natural gas supply out of the Permian and Marcellus regions, which have depressed spot and forward prices. Henry Hub futures currently trade at $2.40/MMBtu for the balance of 2019, with much of the Midwest, West and Texas trading at discounts ranging from $0.15-$1.15/MMBtu. If these price levels should persist through the summer, significant additional volumes of coal could be displaced in the second half of 2019.The S&P Global Market Intelligence coal forecast currently projects a 91 million ton decline in power sector consumption from 2019-2020. Coal displacement at current price levels could bring half of this decline forward into 2019, pushing forecast power coal consumption for 2019 down to approximately 515 million tons, or 116 million tons lower than 2018.More ($): Facing increasingly grim economics, U.S. coal plant retirements may surge again S&P: New U.S. coal plant retirements likely to hit 28GW through 2023last_img read more

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Legislative watchdog slams PDI-P, Gerindra for trying to push through ‘vested interest’ bills

first_imgThe draft bill raises the minimum age of justices from 47 to 60 years old and scraps justices’ term limits. The prevailing 2011 Constitutional Court Law only allows justices to serve a maximum of two five-year terms.Lucius said the bill might be an attempt by Gerindra to increase its influence on the court, noting the court had previously rejected party chairman Prabowo Subianto’s legal challenge on the 2019 presidential election results.He added that social distancing measures enacted to curb the spread of COVID-19 had made it difficult for people to organize protests, and thus decrease the amount of public pressure on lawmakers.“The public could air their concerns on social media but this will not necessarily push the lawmakers and disrupt the process,” Lucius said. “Take the revised Mining Law for example. The House didn’t hesitate to approve it despite the outcry.”Read also: Explainer: New rules in revised Mining LawHe said the restrictions, coupled with the public’s general apathy, could lead to lawmakers taking advantage of the situation.“The lawmakers may think they have the upper hand to do whatever they want,” he said.Topics : On Tuesday, the government rejected the HIP bill, which aims to regulate the values of the Pancasila ideology and the functions of the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP) – where the PDI-P chairwoman and former president Megawati Soekarnoputri serves as the steering committee head – following outcry from members of the public questioning the urgency of it and some of its contentious articles.The Constitutional Court Law revision bill, however, remains on the table. Experts and civil society groups have questioned the motives behind the bill, which they said might undermine justices’ independence and discourage the public from exercising their right to challenge controversial laws.Read also: Govt opts to postpone deliberation of controversial bill on Pancasila amid backlash against HouseSupratman, the bill’s sole initiator, said the House was waiting for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to issue a presidential letter to continue deliberation of the bill. Legislative watchdog Indonesian Parliament Watch (Formappi) has criticized the country’s two biggest political parties, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Gerindra Party, for proposing two bills that it considered to be largely self-serving in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.Formappi researcher Lucius Karus said the Pancasila Ideology Guidelines (HIP) bill – proposed by PDI-P lawmaker Rieke Diah Pitaloka – and the Constitutional Court law revision bill – proposed by Gerindra lawmaker Supratman Andi Agtas – were unnecessary.”This year is a strategic time to pass vested interest bills because in the coming year the lawmakers’ focus would be on elections-related bills,” he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.last_img read more

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Miss NCCU wins Dominica Queen Pageant 2011

first_img Share EntertainmentLocalNews Miss NCCU wins Dominica Queen Pageant 2011 by: – March 5, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 489 Views   no discussions Share Twenty-three year old Miss National Co-operative Credit Union Jacintha Fagan won the 2011 Miss Dominica Pageant competition, copping the Best in Evening Wear and Miss Photogenic awards. The first runner-up award went to Miss. Malcolm Stephen, Earlene Labassiere who was also awarded Best In Swim Wear and Best Evening Wear titles. Miss Petro Caribe, Roselia Bazil emerged second runner-up.Cornillia Hazel sponsored by Lime and Dominica Festivals Committee was awarded the Miss Amity title, Best Costume and Best In Costume winner was Miss Nasha Faustin sponsored by Court Dominica Ltd and Sub Zero while Miss Waitukubuli National Trail won Best Talent and Best Question and Answer.[nggallery id=13]last_img read more

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Man U Captain tasks Ighalo others over missed chances

first_imgManchester United Captain Harry Maguire says the team needs to convert more chances if top-four finish is to be realised. The former Leicester city ace who joined the Red Devils last year, insists that the team wasted a lot of chances and got punished by opponents in the process thus missing opportunity to zoom into the top four before the coronavirus lockdown. Maguire, who joined last summer in an £80million deal, has seen his side miss multiple chances to break into the top four before the season was suspended. ‘As a Red, our toughest opponent, probably, is ourselves,’ Maguire said during a Q&A for MUTV. ‘I would say that, at times this year, as a team, we have probably let ourselves down by being a bit too inconsistent. Not just for a full game but during games.’ Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire giving direction during United match United kicked off the campaign with a 4-0 win over Chelsea back in August but have won only eight of 15 league matches at Old Trafford, dropping points against the likes of Crystal Palace, Burnley, Aston Villa and Wolves on their own patch. They also lost at Bournemouth, Newcastle, West Ham and Watford this term. ‘There have been times when we’ve been so good in games and then we’ve come off it a bit and been punished. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHow ‘We need to be mentally strong. We are a young group but we don’t really want to use that as an excuse. ‘We want to be young but play mature. That is where we have really picked up in recent weeks.’ The England international doesn’t want to have any regrets about moving to Old Trafford. ‘I have joined this club because I want to win trophies and I want to get silverware,’ Maguire added. ‘When I look back on my time at Manchester United, I want to make sure I have some trophies in that cabinet.’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sit in fifth place with nine games to go three points off fourth-placed Chelsea. Nigeria international Odion Ighalo who joined the Reds on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua early this year, has contributed four goals in the team’s effort so far. Read AlsoMan Utd plan to extend Ighalo’s loan deal as Solskjaer weighs up £15m transfer The former Watford ace whose loan deal expires at the end of May is already being wooed back to China with a £400,000 a week offer.  Shanghai Shenhua have however told Man United to table £15 million if they wish to have the Nigerian for keeps.last_img read more

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