By Steven McIntosh Published 41 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Kite Runner has become the first show on Broadway to require audiences to wear masks at certain performances. The move is particularly notable as the show's weekly mask-only night will be on Fridays - one of the most popular nights in New York's theatre district. Fans who are disabled or have other health vulnerabilities have long called for theatres to host mask-only nights. But the major theatres in London's West End have yet to introduce such a scheme. 'Audience demand' In England and Wales, the mask mandate was lifted in January, in line with a significant fall in Covid cases and deaths following the rollout of the vaccine. As a result, it has become increasingly rare in recent months to see audience members wearing facemasks at the vast majority of West End … [Read more...] about The Kite Runner: Broadway show first to adopt mask-only nights
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This is Us star Mandy Moore recently revealed that she would love to be a part of The Princess Diaries 3 . According to E! News , the 38-year-old appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show and shared that she “would be game to reprise her role in upcoming movie”. The actress, who played Anne Hathaway’s nemesis in the first flick, described her movie as “a pivotal, seminal moment” in her life. Although Moore did not appear in the 2004 sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement , A Walk To Remember actress however, gave her two cents on how her “mean character” could be included into the third chapter. “She’s done a 180,” Moore remarked, while added, “She’s turned her life around and she and Mia become really good friends.” Chasing Liberty star clarified to the host that she had only heard “rumours that are out in the zeitgeist about a potential third film and is actually unclear if a follow-up is being developed”. “I have no idea. I have heard nothing about it,” … [Read more...] about Will Mandy Moore be a part of The Princess Diaries 3?
Risparmiare gas è il motto in vista dell'inverno in Germania. L'instabilità geopolitica, il rischio che la Russia tagli le forniture in qualsiasi momento e le carenze nei serbatoi, hanno spinto il governo federale a lanciare un appello ai comuni tedeschi, che sono stati invitati ad usare con parsimonia il gas. Hannover, capitale della Bassa Sassonia, è diventata così la prima grande città in Europa a tagliare l'acqua calda negli edifici pubblici, nelle piscine e nelle palestre. Crisi del gas. L'Austria corre ai ripari con l'energia "fai da te" L'inverno sta arrivando. L'indispensabile per capire il piano di riduzione Ue della domanda di gas Tra le misure adottate anche lo spegnimento delle fontane pubbliche e l'oscuramento delle luci notturne di municipio e musei. Fissata a 20 gradi la temperatura massima negli edifici pubblici per l'inverno. L'obiettivo, stando al sindaco di Hannover, Belit Onay, è di ridurre il consumo energetico del 15%. "Il nostro appello è di … [Read more...] about Germania: Hannover taglia l’acqua calda negli edifici pubblici
L’Allemagne investit de plus en plus dans l‘énergie éolienne, alors que la dynamique est lente à démarrer dans une grande partie de l’Union Européenne, selon un nouveau rapport Le pays fait de moins en moins confiance à l‘énergie nucléaire , et a ajouté plus de 5 gigawatts d‘énergie renouvelable à sa production en 2016 selon les chiffres de Wind Europe. La France et les Pays-Bas ont elles aussi ajouté de grandes quantités de nouvelle énergie cette année. “L’année dernière, plus de la moitié des pays de l’Union européeene n’ont rien investi dans l‘éolien”, selon Olivier Joy, le porte-parole de Wind Europe. “Ce chiffre est intéressant parce qu’il montre que les installations sont de plus en plus concentrées sur certains marchés, particulièrement dans le Nord-Ouest de l’Europe et dans les pays nordiques”. “Actuellement, seulement 7 des 28 états-membres ont une stratégie claire sur les énergies renouvelables après 2020. Ce n’est pas assez”, ajoute-t-il. L’engagement … [Read more...] about Energie éolienne : quel pays est le champion de l’UE?
Published 1 day ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Olivia Newton-John, who has died aged 73, began her career as the sweetheart of country-flavoured pop. It all changed when she donned black spandex for Grease, one of the most successful film musicals of all time. Her new raunchy image found its peak in her 1981 album, Physical. But a diagnosis of breast cancer saw her move to an introspective style and she devoted more time to humanitarian causes. Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73 Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge on 26 September 1948. Her Welsh father had been an MI5 agent during World War II attached to the Enigma project at Bletchley Park. Her mother was the daughter of the German Nobel laureate, Max Born, and had fled with her family when the Nazis came to power in 1933. In 1954 her father took up a post as a … [Read more...] about Obituary: Olivia Newton-John
By Rachel Flint Published 15 August 2021 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic There are fears rules making it easier for pop-up campsites to open during the Covid pandemic have led to a "free-for-all", harming rural communities. Landowners can open campsites for up to 56 days without planning permission, after rules were relaxed. While owners say the sites are boosting tourism, some residents claim their communities have been damaged after campsites "sprang up overnight". The Welsh government said the rules were helping the tourism sector. With more people holidaying within the UK this summer, because of Covid rules on travel abroad, demand for camping in parts of Wales has risen , with reports of popular sites being booked up for months. During the pandemic the Welsh government temporarily relaxed planning … [Read more...] about Covid: Pop-up campsite rules ‘harming communities’
By Steven McKenzie Published 21 July 2011 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The risks to whales and dolphins from tidal turbines are a "potential show-stopper" for marine energy plans, according to researchers. The warning comes as a study will examine possible sites where animals injured by turbines could end up stranding. The new University of the Highlands and Islands is offering a postgraduate studentship in the research. UHI said how the animals would behave around turbines was unknown. The development of marine renewables in Scotland is still in the early stages with prototype devices being built and tested. A report published in 2010 on the potential benefits of harnessing wave and tidal power suggested £2.5bn could be spent in Scotland and 5,300 jobs created by 2020. Industry forum Scottish Renewables and development agency Scottish Enterprise … [Read more...] about Whale and dolphin turbine injury risk to be studied
By Jonathan Amos Published 14 February 2014 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii , which can cause blindness in people, has been identified in Beluga in the western Arctic. The discovery by University of British Columbia scientists has prompted a health advisory to Inuit people in the region who eat the whale's meat. Researchers say it is an example of how the warming of the Arctic is allowing the freer movement of pathogens. Icier conditions in the past acted as an obstruction to infectious agents. “Ice is a significant ecological barrier and it influences the way in which pathogens can be transmitted in nature and your risk of exposure,” said molecular parasitologist Michael Grigg. “What we’re finding with the changes ongoing in the Arctic is that we’re getting new pathogens emerging to cause diseases in the region … [Read more...] about Cat parasite found in Arctic Beluga
Almost $12 million dollars was lost to pokie machines across South Canterbury in 2021, and Timaru machines gobbled up most of that, according to Department of Internal Affairs figures. More than $10m, which equates to $28,000 a day, was spent on pokie machines in Timaru alone. This figure is the amount lost to machines, also known as gaming machine profit (GMP), and does not include any winnings paid out to gamblers. In Timaru, $10,150,461 was lost at 166 pokie machines across 13 venues, 11 of which are located in medium to medium high deprivation areas. That loss was up by $1.5m on 2020. READ MORE: Pokies gradually on the way out in Mackenzie District Ruapehu District Council tackles 'huge' level of gambling harm Pokie machine 'sinking lid' on the table as Lower Hutt reviews gambling Wellington council poised to start ditching 'dirty money' pokie machines Timaru tops figures for annual per person spend on pokies for the whole Canterbury region, averaging … [Read more...] about South Cantabrians lost almost $12m to pokies in 2021
Juliana Sargeant always thought she was too busy to volunteer. But when the South Canterbury woman saw first-hand the importance of volunteering, after she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, she decided to get involved. In the past few weeks, volunteers and the vital work they do has been celebrated in South Canterbury with two events. Joining in the celebrations was Sargeant, now a South Canterbury Plunket co-ordinator, who shared her story to the 50 attendees at Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury’s 15-year-anniversary event. READ MORE: Volunteering a family affair for two Timaru sisters Plunket Timaru to move its six sites into one hub Temuka woman retiring from voluntary role after almost 32 years “Everyone’s too busy these days, too busy working, too busy earning money, but there’s always things you can do,” Sargeant said. “Obviously being a mum of three, it’s hard to find the time do anything.” However, several years ago, she needed help looking … [Read more...] about South Canterbury woman journey from ‘too busy’ to volunteer co-ordinator