Matilda Movie Musical May Start Shooting in 2016

first_img Related Shows Matilda View Comments Those revolting children could be heading the to big screen earlier than the previously reported 2019. Director Matthew Warchus is already in pre-production for the film adaptation of the hit musical Matilda. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the movie will probably begin filming at the end of next year.We already knew that Tony winner Dennis Kelly, who wrote the book for the tuner, had been tapped to adapt the show for the silver screen, but it had been thought that contract stipulations would prohibit any film version appearing within six years of the musical’s opening on Broadway. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, helmed by Warchus, premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010 before transferring to the West End and winning seven Olivier Awards. The musical opened at the Great White Way’s Shubert Theatre on April 11, 2013 and received four Tonys (in addition to honorary awards for its four original young stars).Directed by Tony and Olivier winner Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical also features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.The Broadway company currently includes Alison Luff as Miss Honey, Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps, Matt Harrington as Mr. Wormwood, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, along with Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder and Alexandra Vlachos sharing the title role. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more

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Bruise – and Dodgers’ light schedule – gives Kenta Maeda a brief timeout

first_img“It’s not serious,” Roberts said. “It’s one of those things where the ball hits it and there’s some inflammation or whatever it might be. (We don’t want him) to potentially cause any effect to the arm. Obviously, you layer in the off days. So if we can kind of protect him then we’re going to do that.”Even with Maeda removed from the rotation, the Dodgers’ surplus of off days this month – four in an 11-day span starting last Monday – will allow (or force) them to give extra rest to the entire starting rotation.Moved back from his scheduled start during the Padres series, Rich Hill had seven days off before pitching Friday night in Cincinnati. Walker Buehler and Hyun-Jin Ryu will have six days off before their starts this weekend and Clayton Kershaw the same before he takes the mound Tuesday in Tampa.But the Dodgers prefer to give their starting pitchers extra rest at every opportunity. Over the past two seasons, their starting pitcher has had more than four days’ rest in 217 of a possible 325 regular-season games (67 percent).The ERA of the Dodgers’ starting pitchers in that time has been the lowest in baseball (2017) and the second-lowest (2018). Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season CALLED UPKyle Garlick was sleeping in Oklahoma City when the OKC manager, Travis Barbary, called him with the news.“He was just like, ‘Hey, I got something I need to tell you – you’re going to the big leagues,’ ” Garlick said. “I didn’t know what to do. I went and woke up (Matt) Beaty because he just got the call that he was going back up too. Called my parents, my agent – now I’m here.“It’s really a dream come true. This is what I’ve been working for my entire life. The fact that it’s here right now, I’m still kind of in disbelief.”Both Beaty and Garlick were added to the roster on Friday. For Beaty, it is his second promotion this month.Garlick gives the Dodgers a right-handed bat off the bench – a need they tried to fill with third catchers Travis d’Arnaud and Rocky Gale. Garlick was hot in Triple-A, batting .280 with a 1.002 OPS thanks to 20 extra-base hits (nine doubles, a triple and 10 home runs).“I think it’s just settling in at OKC,” said Garlick, who hit .253 with 17 home runs in 97 games in Triple-A last year. “I wasn’t playing every day last year. We had a lot of good outfielders last year as well at OKC. I think a couple positioning changes in my stance and just a better approach at the plate.”Roberts said the left-handed Beaty (who went 2 for 3 in his brief call-up two weeks ago) could get a start in the outfield at some point with the Dodgers facing mostly right-handed pitching on this trip.SAME PAGERoberts said he talked with closer Kenley Jansen about the apparent disagreements between him and catcher Austin Barnes recently.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img CINCINNATI — Kenta Maeda was obviously uncomfortable with the question and it had nothing to do with the language barrier.“Something happened,” the Dodgers right-hander said Friday when asked what happened to land him on the Injured List. “I’ll be back soon. There’s nothing to worry about.”Little enough, in fact, that Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Maeda will throw “an aggressive bullpen” during the Dodgers’ two-game series in Tampa on Tuesday and Wednesday and will likely only miss one start thanks to a pair of off days this week.Ostensibly, Maeda fouled a ball off his left leg in his final at-bat Wednesday and suffered a bruise. The Dodgers’ position is they don’t want him to risk further injury by potentially altering his delivery to protect the leg. “We do a really good job, I think, of game-planning,” Roberts said. “Our catchers, our pitching coaches do a great job and Kenley’s got a good feel. So I think (I was) just encouraging him to take everything in. When you do that – the sequencing, taking the game as it comes to you, will dictate how you should approach a hitter. I don’t expect him to go out there and throw 26 cut fastballs tonight – but he could. That’s unpredictability right there. We had the conversation. I feel good about where he’s at and where the catchers are at.“There’s no issue. … People are passionate. Everyone is not always on the same page. That’s impossible. But for us to have those conversations, those are good things.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 4-0, 4.15 ERA) at Reds (RHP Tyler Mahle, 0-5, 3.97 ERA), Saturday, 1:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

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‘Tonight will be first step of Klopp becoming a Liverpool LEGEND’, says ex-Red

first_imgStephane Henchoz is backing Jurgen Klopp to take the first step on the road to becoming a Liverpool legend on Wednesday night.The Reds face Sevilla in the Europa League final and Henchoz is expecting Klopp to mastermind a victory which would give him the first trophy of his Anfield career. A win in Basel would make the German a part of an elite club as the sixth boss to lead Liverpool to a European trophy, joining the famous Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez.Henchoz, a UEFA cup winner under Houllier in 2001, told talkSPORT: “Jurgen Klopp has done a massive job this season.“People love him. His character goes very well with the Liverpool people.“He is enthusiastic on the touchline and that is what Liverpool fans want to see. And I think tonight will be the first step of Jurgen Klopp becoming a legend at Liverpool.”Liverpool will secure Champions League qualification with victory in Basel, and Henchoz says that would be huge for the club.“Winning the trophy is obviously massive but qualifying for the Champions League next year could be so important to try and attract players this summer,” said the former Switzerland international, who spent six years at Liverpool and made more than 200 appearances for the club.Tune into talkSPORT to listen to LIVE commentary of Liverpool v Sevilla on Wednesday night, kick-off 19:45last_img read more

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NHL to Vegas Golden Knights: We messed up

first_imgSAN JOSE — The NHL admitted to the Vegas Golden Knights that it messed up a game-changing call that gave the Sharks a five-minute power play in the third period of Game 7 in their first round series.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.With the Golden Knights leading by three goals, center Cody Eakin was assessed at five-minute major and a game misconduct with 10:47 left in regulation time for cross-checking Sharks captain Joe Pavelski immediately after a faceoff in the Vegas …last_img read more

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Ohio School Board Votes Down Critical Analysis of Evolution

first_imgIn more apparent fallout from the Dover case, the Ohio State Board of Education (OSBE) voted 11-4 to strike language from the high school science standards that stated simply, “Describe how scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory.”  The same standards specifically mentioned that intelligent design would not be taught.  No textbooks were to be changed; evolution would still be taught as fact.    Nevertheless, a motion to strike out the critical-analysis statement was introduced by one board member, Martha K. Wise, based on input from evolution lobbyists and fears of what happened in Dover; MSNBC News reported that fear of a lawsuit entered into her decision to make the motion.  With three key board members who supported the policy absent, the vote was taken before the legal opinion on the constitutionality of the language was provided.  For details on this policy reversal from a board that had previously supported it unanimously, see Evolution News.  Wise claimed the policy was introducing intelligent design into the standards and claimed, “It is deeply unfair to the children of this state to mislead them about science.”     Another posting on Evolution News told how biologist Dan Ely testified to the board just after the vote was taken; he was dismayed that the board had caved into outside lobbyists who were giving erroneous information.  He stressed how the concerns over teaching ID were completely unfounded.  “In this lesson we don’t have intelligent design,” he stated, “But, you say there is.”  The proposed standards said explicitly, “The intent of this benchmark does not mandate the teaching or testing of intelligent design.”    The vote came on the heels of a new Zogby poll that showed that an overwhelming of Ohioans – over two thirds – support the critical analysis of evolution in school, and a smaller majority favor teaching evidence for intelligent design when evolution is taught.  Discovery Institute News reported the results and provided an executive summary.  This poll appeared to have no influence on the vote; the OSBE took their action without any public hearing.  One subheading in the Evolution News article summarized: “Vote Took Place Without Board’s Attorney’s Legal Opinion, Public Input and Three Key Board Members.”    Meanwhile, in California, the Frazier Park High School “philosophy of design” class ended in late January.  The superintendent himself taught a session on journalistic ethics, and assigned the students to analyze various newspaper reports about their class.  A local paper printed their responses; almost every one found that the papers (including national news organizations) had violated the journalism code of ethics by printing false statements, reporting second-hand and biased anecdotes, failing to get accurate information from the source (such as actually visiting the class or interviewing students) and omitting essential information that left a biased impression.  Uniformly, for instance, they portrayed Mrs. Lemburg as a “pastor’s wife” instead of a teacher who had more years of experience at the school than most other teachers, and they failed to say the class was an elective in which both students and their parents had signed consent slips.The pattern for elitists, whether scientific or educational, is to run around the public and pump votes or court rulings based on false statements.  Nothing in the Ohio critical-analysis policy should have caused any rational person any concern.  This entire action was taken purely out of fear of a lawsuit, for which there would have been no legal or constitutional issue at stake.    Darwinists are treating “Intelligent Design” as a politically charged buzzword, hoping it will engender instant panic without the need for further discussion about what it means or what the issues are.  The same fear tactic was used against Frazier Mountain High School, California, where the school decided to settle out of court because they didn’t have the funds to fight a lawsuit, not because they felt guilty about holding an elective “philosophy of design” class.  This fear tactic against elected officials’ ability to respond to their constituents may have a short-term chilling effect, like the tanks in Tianenmen Square, but the desire for freedom is strong.  How ironic that “free thought” now stands for those who wish liberty from the tyranny of powerful Darwin-Only Darwin-Only DODOs and their attack dogs at the ACLU.  Once proclaiming independence from an established state church, the Church of Darwin has become its own nemesis.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Sasol in fully synthetic jet fuel first

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 27 September 2010 South African petrochemicals company Sasol has flown the world’s first passenger aircraft using internationally approved 100% synthetic jet fuel, a milestone in the development of cleaner-burning alternate fuels for the aviation industry. The airliner flew from Lanseria Airport outside Johannesburg to Cape Town on Wednesday, staging a fly-past at the opening of the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2010 exhibition at Ysterplaat Air Force Base before landing at Cape Town International Airport. The fuel, produced using Sasol’s proprietary coal-to-liquids process, is the only fully synthetic jet fuel to have received approval from the global aviation fuel specification authorities for use in commercial airliners. The South African company is the world’s leading producer of synthetic fuels from coal and natural gas “This marks a significant development in the adoption of clean-burning alternate fuels for the aviation industry,” Sasol said in a statement on Wednesday. “The engine-out emissions of Sasol’’ synthetic jet fuel are lower than those from jet fuel derived from crude oil, due to its limited sulphur content.” Sasol CEO Pat Davies said the international authorities’ approval of the jet fuel “recognises the need to develop aviation fuel from feedstocks other than crude-oil, in order to meet the world’s growing needs. “Sasol’s advances in synthetic fuel technology have brought us even closer to integrating viable alternate transportation fuel into the energy mix.” In 1998, Sasol became the first company in the world to gain approval for the commercial use of a 50% synthetic jet fuel component, which was blended with petroleum kerosene. Since then, most of the aircraft leaving Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport have flown using Sasol’s semi-synthetic jet fuel. In 2008, international aviation fuel authorities, including the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, governing the Defence Standard DEFSTAN 91-91, approved Sasol’s 100% synthetic jet fuel as Jet A-1 fuel, for commercial use in all types of turbine aircraft. Managing director of Sasol Technology, Willem Louw, said the approval process was stringent. “A number of aviation stakeholders, including airframe, engine and ancillary equipment manufacturers; airlines and aviation authorities such as the International Air Transport Association; and relevant oil companies, were involved in the approval of this fuel”, he said. The fuel is fully fungible and aligned with the current aviation infrastructure through its compatibility with the existing engine requirements, and can be used with conventional crude oil-derived jet fuelling systems. “Through Sasol’s advanced technology and our innovative spirit, we have delivered a world first and … we look forward to the many innovations that lie ahead,” Davies said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Lyceum eyes first-round sweep

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next MOST READ Lyceum may be favored to complete a first-round sweep against tailender Mapua, but coach Topex Robinson wants his Pirates to remember how they nearly absorbed a first loss against Letran.Robinson said the scare—where Lyceum had to rally from 17 points down against Letran—only showed that the Pirates have more to work on as they gun for a ninth straight triumph in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Game time is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan where the Pirates hope to bank on CJ Perez’s explosive game anew.“Honestly, we didn’t discuss about a potential sweep but rather we want to be a better version of ourselves from our Letran game,” said Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerpetual Help and Emilio Aguinaldo College, tied at 3-5, tangle at 4 p.m., while struggling teams Arellano (2-5) and St. Benilde (2-6) clash at 12 noon.Last Friday, the Pirates played minus Robinson, who served a one-game suspension. LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programcenter_img NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates PLAY LIST 02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates00:50Trending Articles00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the Pirates said his absence wasn’t an excuse for the team’s poor start against the Knights.“We just want to continue to play the game right,” said assistant coach Jeff Perlas, who called the shots in the Pirates’ comeback win over the Knights, 75-68. —JASMINE W. PAYO Pingris rejoins Star practice, set for return LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Baldwin, Eagles stay focused on ultimate goal despite first loss

first_img“They’re really tough. We played them last year and they took the first game from us. I don’t have any doubts about our players’ mentality. We understand the importance of being ready for the next game and that’s not gonna change,” he said.“We’ve set that template, we’ve adhered to it all year long. We’re not gonna stray from that now. FEU is an outstanding basketball team and they’re absolutely worthy semifinalists and we’re gonna have a tough game with them.” Read Next As much as Baldwin credited La Salle for the way the defending champs performed in the crucial stretch, he couldn’t help but call out the officials for how they handled the game late.Isaac Go and Chibueze Ikeh were both saddled by foul trouble while Vince Tolentino fouled out with still 2:05 left to play, the same stretch when La Salle made its killer 10-0 run.“I thought we played really well. I thought we put ourselves in a great position to win the game, but again, La Salle was still there. They’re a great team. And again, the lineups that we had to put out there were different lineups that we played through most of the season, and they weren’t as effective and as efficient and they’re never going to be,” he said.“So you know, if we get into a situation in a huge environment like that, referees choose to put quality players on the bench with very, very soft calls, that’s what they get. They get a game of lesser quality than what the fans should get or what the TV audience should get. Fans in the audience should’ve seen Ikeh and George out on the floor more than they did today, and I think that’s a shame that they weren’t.”Moving on, Baldwin shifted his focus on the Tamaraws, whom the Blue Eagles should not take lightly.ADVERTISEMENT “Things like sweeps and undefeated seasons are things you dream about, but you got to leave them behind pretty quick. Even if we win today, we got to leave it behind because the golden apple that we’re after is still in front of us.”Baldwin also said the loss did nothing to affect the psyche of his players heading into its Final Four date with Far Eastern University on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re fine and they understand. We talked about it before the game. We talked about it at halftime. In fact, at halftime, I told them the way we played in the first half, I hope we lose because we didn’t deserve the win the way we were playing,” said Baldwin, whose team committed 15 turnovers in the first half.“I think we solved that problem in the the third quarter. We rediscovered who we were but then again, in the fourth quarter, you got to give credit to La Salle’s energy, effort, defensive changes, and our foul trouble. We just could not overcome that.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Tab Baldwin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo coach Tab Baldwin shrugged off his team’s failed bid to sweep the elimination phase of the UAAP Season 80 following a loss to La Salle on Sunday. “We need to put that in perspective. It would have been nice to have, but that’s it — it would have been nice. We still have to win the title. So now we just have a different route to try and do what we really wanna do,” Baldwin said after the Blue Eagles dropped a 79-76 decision to suffer their first setback of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ronaldo says he’s father of baby girl View commentslast_img read more

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Indiana Basketball Fans Have Launched TomCreanBuyout.com

first_imgWebsite devoted to Tom Crean's buyout.Tom Crean has put together a very talented Hoosiers roster, but many fans aren’t thrilled with the results. Crean took over a program that was hit hard by NCAA violations under head coach Kelvin Sampson, and went 28-66 in his first three years in Bloomington, before leading IU back to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and 2012-13, when it reached back to back Sweet Sixteens. Crean’s program was a disappointing 17-15 last season, and is 19-11 this season, and right on the cusp of the NCAA Tournament. We’ve seen unhappy fans launch websites calling for coaches’ jobs before, but the unhappy Indiana fans have taken a bit of a different approach. Someone has launched www.tomcreanbuyout.com, which provides information on the cost to buyout Crean’s large contract. http://www.tomcreanbuyout.com/http://www.tomcreanbuyout.com/Indiana is set to bring back most of its roster next year, barring possible NBA Draft departures, and stand a solid shot at making this year’s NCAA Tournament. We expect Crean to be back, but it is certainly understandable why Hoosier fans’ patience is running short.last_img read more

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Photos: Cool Graphics Show How Ridiculously Stacked FSU’s 2013 National Title Team Was

first_imgA banner with Florida State's logo on the field before a game.TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of fans of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State’s 2013 national title team is widely believed to be one of the most talented college football teams in the modern era, crushing opponents on the way to the BCS title with an average margin of victory of just under 42 points a game.But just how stacked were the Seminoles that year? To put it simply: ridiculously stacked. On Thursday, Seminoles Recruiting tweeted out these cool graphics, boasting that all 22 starters from 2013 are currently playing in the NFL. And the list doesn’t even include kicker Roberto Aguayo, who was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wow. Teamwork makes the dream work. #TBT #FEARtheSPEAR #ProNoles pic.twitter.com/3xBl6rHSme— Seminoles Recruiting (@FSU_Recruiting) May 26, 2016Here’s a closer look at Seminoles Recruiting’s graphics.FSU offense graphicfsu defense graphicThe debate over the greatest college football team of all time is a regular one, and the 2013 Seminoles belong in the conversation.last_img read more

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