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Turn Me Loose, Starring Joe Morton, Extends Off-B’way

first_img Related Shows Turn Me Loose Turn Me Loose, headlined by Scandal’s Joe Morton, has extended off-Broadway. The new comedic drama by Gretchen Law will now play through July 17; it had been set to shutter on July 3. The production will be dark at the Westside Theatre July 4 through July 10 due to a previous commitment on Morton’s part.Turn Me Loose is a new play about 60’s comic genius Dick Gregory (Morton), the first black stand-up to make white audiences laugh at the absurdity of bigotry. The play reveals how the overwhelming power of activism enticed Gregory from one of the most successful show business careers of the postwar era into a life of sacrifice and danger alongside Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and other Civil Rights leaders. Wielding razor-sharp wit Gregory hacked away at myths about race, poverty, war, and politics. Gregory is still championing the same messages today, at age 83.Directed by John Gould Rubin, the show co-stars John Carlin and features an original song by John Legend (who also co-produced the project). The production officially opened on May 19. Joe Morton in ‘Turn Me Loose'(Photo: Monique Carboni)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 17, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

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Alliance CEO Craft sees need for consolidation in U.S. coal industry

first_imgAlliance CEO Craft sees need for consolidation in U.S. coal industry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The U.S. coal industry “needs” to consolidate in the face of difficult market conditions and sinking coal demand because of the coronavirus pandemic, Alliance Resource Partners LP CEO Joe Craft said on a May 8 earnings call.“Consolidation is needed in the coal space, and we’re a consolidator,” Craft said, commenting on options available to the Oklahoma-based coal producer to survive the uncertainty in the U.S. economy and among fossil fuel industries in particular. “Nothing [is] currently being done but it needs to happen,” he said. “Whether it does or not, I can’t predict. But that needs to happen. And we are a willing participant in that.”Craft did not specify transactions that could occur in the future. In prepared remarks at the beginning of the call, he said the company believes 2020 “will provide a new foundation for future growth of our partnership” and that “we are committed to continuing this strategy.”The drop in electricity demand created by stay-at-home orders and other social distancing efforts in the U.S. appears set to accelerate the decline of the coal industry as energy markets fundamentally transform in the wake of the crisis. Though the pandemic has yet to push U.S.-based coal-fired power plants toward earlier retirements, a Trump administration official recently told virtual attendees of a fuel buyers conference the industry may perform worse than the U.S. government’s already-grim predictions and that coal plants may retire early.Sustainability-focused think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis concluded in a March report the U.S. coal sector would face pressure to consolidate, with the pandemic expected to exacerbate negative market conditions. Current coal production capacity in the U.S. is “unsustainable,” the think tank stated, and 2020 “will very likely see the beginning of a long-overdue rethinking of production capacity in the U.S.”For Alliance, the pandemic has meant withdrawing its full-year 2020 production guidance in late March and temporarily idling its coal mines in the Illinois Basin while reducing production at other mines. The company is now targeting coal sales and production for 2020 of approximately 28 million tonnes and 27 million tonnes, respectively, or 25%-30% lower than originally guided, with plans to draw down inventories in the second quarter and produce in the back half of the year to meet existing contractual obligations, Craft said. In line with losses expected for major coal producers, Alliance recorded a first-quarter attributable net loss of $144.8 million, falling year over year from a net income of $276.4 million.[Jacob Holzman]More: U.S. coal industry needs to consolidate in light of pandemic, Alliance CEO sayslast_img read more

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Property guru Andrew Winter on the ‘dos and don’ts’ of buying

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-28:596db949b1479659c55b0ce5 Player Element ID: vjs_video_736 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00IT’S the biggest investment most people will make in their lifetime, but how can you make sure you don’t pay too much for your dream home? With more homes listed for sale across the country as owners rush to take profits ahead of the Christmas and New Year break, now’s the time to be in the market.So, whether you’re planning to bid at auction or negotiate a private sale, don’t leave home without these tips from Selling Houses Australia and Love It Or List It Australia host Andrew Winter. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Andrew Winter has shared his tips for buying a property.TIPS FOR BUYING AT AUCTION1. Read the fine print“Undertake your due diligence very carefully and never be scared to ask for an extra inspection,” Andrew said.2. Get your finances in orderJust as with purchasing a home via private treaty, being financially ready to buy is really important. Andrew also suggests setting a maximum limit and sticking to it, so that you don’t get caught up in the emotion that comes with bidding at auction and end up paying too much or more than you can afford. GOOGLE SEARCH LANDS BUYER BIG DISCOUNT Andrew Winter shares his tips for buying a home at auction. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDcenter_img TIPS FOR PRIVATE TREATY BUYING1. Know the seller’s motiveAndrew suggests asking why the vendor is selling in the first place. “Is it a job move? A divorce? A forced sale? That could mean you’ve got a chance of getting a better deal.”2. Be ready to buy Andrew advises playing from a position of strength by making sure your finances are in order and you’re ready to buy. His best tip? “NEVER put your best offer first. Always hold that one back.” 3. Get the ball rolling If you like the property, move fast. It might be the biggest financial investment of your life, but Andrew warns not to spend too much time thinking about it if you know what you want in a home and you find it.“Get your offer in and start those negotiations or else you could miss out.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago MORTGAGE STRESS IMPROVES IN QLD Real estate expert Andrew Winter. Picture: Evan Morgan.last_img read more

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Man jailed after sending threats to Palm Beach Gardens church

first_imgA man is behind bars after police say he threatened a Palm Beach Gardens church via text message.Police say 40-year-old Jose Angel Gonzalez sent a text message to an employee of Christ Fellowship Church saying he was en route to commit an act of violence.Gonzalez voluntarily turned himself in to authorities and claimed he was joking about the text message.Gonzalez’s first court appearance is scheduled for Saturday.He is charged with sending electronic, written threats to kill or do bodily harm.The church released a statement thanking Palm Beach Gardens police.“I thank the Palm Beach Gardens police department for their swift action,” Christ Fellowship Church Senior Pastor Todd Mullins. “We are grateful for their support in keeping our church and community safe.”last_img