first_imgJust like Adelaide and Nathan’s never-ending wedding engagement, FOX has been teasing us with a new screen adaptation of Guys and Dolls for years! But according to, the project is finally coming together—The Hunger Games: Mockingjay screenwriter Danny Strong has signed on to pen the new film’s screenplay. No official casting has been announced, but earlier this year, Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer) were rumored to be headlining the new movie musical. Put on those dancing shoes, boys! View Comments In addition to the last two installments of the Hunger Games series, Strong’s screenwriting credits include The Butler, The Lost Symbol and the TV movie Game Change, for which he won two Emmy Awards. As an actor, Strong has appeared in Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Get ready for the new film with an iconic moment from the original 1950 movie, starring Frank Sinatra! Featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls originally premiered on Broadway in 1950. It racked up five Tony Awards, including the trophy for Best Musical. A subsequent film adaptation was released in 1955, starring Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown, Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit and Vivian Blaine reprising the role of Adelaide after starring in the Broadway production.last_img read more

first_imgPaterson Joseph(Photo provided by Jo Allan PR) Stage veteran Paterson Joseph has been cast as the evil Ebenezer Scrooge in the Young Vic’s upcoming remount of A Christmas Carol. The smash-hit London production, adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, will run from November 23, 2019 through January 18, 2020.Joseph’s stage résumé includes numerous productions with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been touring his play Sancho—Act of Remembrance since 2016. His screen work includes cinema turns in The Beach and In the Name of the Father and television appearances in Peep Show and Babylon.Joining Joseph in the cast will be Myra McFadyen as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Gloria Onitiri as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig, Melissa Allan as Little Fan, Kwêsi Edman as Young Ebenezer/George, Hollie Edwin as Jess, Fred Haig as Fred, Nick Hart as Nicolas, Andrew Langtree as Father/Marley, Steven Miller as Bob Cratchit, Maria Omakinwa as Mrs. Cratchit, James Staddon as Fezziwig, Samuel Townsend as Ferdy and Rebecca Trehearn as Belle.The role of Tiny Tim will be shared by Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray, Lara Mehmet, Lenny Rush and Eleanor Stollery.As previously announced, The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol will make its Broadway premiere this winter. View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgYoder looks to easily secure fourth term in race against Mission Woods Democrat. Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder appeared to have earned a fourth trip to his seat in the House Tuesday with partial results showing him leading Jay Sidie, the Mission Woods businessman, 51-41, as of early this morning. Libertarian Steven A. Hohe had 8 percent of the vote in the race. Hundreds of precincts have yet to report to the Secretary of State’s office, however.Election Office experiences major delays in reporting Johnson County vote tallies. Johnson County remained the lone county in the state to not have reported tallies from all of its precincts this morning. The Secretary of State’s office sent out a notice at 3:30 a.m. noting that while every other state in Kansas had finished submitting results, Johnson County had reported just 316 of 502. The Election Office didn’t post partial results from in-person advance voting until well after 8 p.m., when it typically posts the results. Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker told The Kansas City Star early this morning that a large number of paper ballots was responsible for the delay. [Election results continue to be delayed in Johnson County — Kansas City Star]Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

first_imgColliers International in Greater Phoenix has hired Michael Ortiz, its first mission critical and data center expert, to help capture the data center construction market which is expected to boom to $20 billion in the U.S. and $80 billion globally by 2020, according to a 2011 Data Center Knowledge article.Michael OrtizConstruction for data centers, the fastest-growing real estate class in the world, is forecast to expand over the next four years as demand for facilities increases and regulations in the energy industry prompt upgrades. A key driver behind this growth has been the soaring influence of data in consumers’ lives. Humans have created more information in the last 10 years than in the entire history of collecting data. Usage of data is expected to continue rising as the average individual will carry approximately 6.6 devices by 2020 as compared to 3.5 devices today, according to the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.Ortiz joins Colliers International as an associate vice president and a member of Colliers’ national Technology Solutions Group, a select group of brokers specializing in data centers. He collaborates with clients and fellow brokers across the entire Colliers platform to identify, create and deliver mission critical infrastructure and data center-specific solutions to end users, developers and investors.Ortiz brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience and in-depth knowledge of mission critical infrastructure and data centers. His skills include quantitative credit underwriting, asset management, sales and operational expertise. Ortiz has managed data centers from a developer perspective, delivering solutions to early-stage entities up to Fortune 1000 clients.Ortiz also has data center policy experience. He served as a senior member of the Arizona Data Center Coalition, which helped to pass S.B. 2009, signed by Gov. Brewer in 2013. The goal of the IT-specific tax reform legislation is to elevate Arizona’s positioning in the U.S. as a top tier data center market.“The legislation levels the playing field relative to other states that offer IT-based tax programs to attract free-standing data center facilities and colocation tenants with 500 kw or greater in IT deployment,” Ortiz said.Since data centers rely heavily on equipment, the primary expenses for a tenant are recurring server and equipment refresh costs, occurring approximately every 36-42 months, he said.“With the new legislation and Arizona’s many manmade and natural attributes that make it an optimal destination for data centers, our state is poised to experience noteworthy growth in this sector,” said Bob Mulhern, managing director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix. “Michael brings the caliber of expertise and leadership that makes him the right person to propel momentum and drive our clients to new successes.”Arizona’s lack of earthquakes, abundant access to affordable and diverse forms of energy, and proximity to Fortune 500 headquarters in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas and Denver, make the state a desirable place to locate mission critical properties and data centers, Ortiz said.“The Phoenix data center market continues to be very appealing to West Coast companies seeking relief from the higher power costs in California. Excellent tax incentives and lower utility costs have made Phoenix a very strong competitor against California and Texas data center sites,” said Tim Huffman, EVP national director of Colliers’ Technology Solutions Group. “The Colliers Technology Solutions Group offers a full suite of data center strategy and transaction services to companies around the world. Michael Ortiz’s experience working on the landlord side of the business brings a uniquely qualified perspective to our team and to our clients. We are very pleased to have him on board.”As part of Colliers’ global platform that includes 16,000 professionals in 63 countries, Ortiz, who is fluent in Spanish, will serve clients throughout the U.S. and may also serve clients internationally. Latin America is poised to see significant IT-spending over the next several years.Before joining Colliers, Ortiz served as the senior asset manager for the Western region at Digital Realty Trust, which led the Arizona Data Center Coalition initiative in partnership with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Commerce Authority and data center developers such as CyrusOne, PhoenixNAP and IO Data Centers. At Digital Realty, Ortiz managed a two million-square-foot portfolio of technology-based assets delivering data center solutions to clients in the Southern California and Arizona markets.At Scottsdale-based Global Mission Critical Services, Ortiz served as the senior director of the IT Advisory Services Group where he drove and diversified the sales program, strengthening channel relationships with IT, healthcare and aviation companies. In 2013, Ortiz also founded a real estate advisory firm, Hemisphere Capital Advisors, LLC. His firm provided advisory services in the areas of asset management, sales and operations for office, industrial and data center clients.Additionally, Ortiz’s experience includes serving as a credit officer for the Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and as a commercial lending analyst for JPMorgan Chase.“I’m excited to join Colliers, a unique global company that treats each client’s real estate needs with a local service approach. Colliers is about people doing business with people they like and trust as experts in this information technology-based real estate sector,” Ortiz said. “We look to provide creative, simplified solutions for companies to make mission critical infrastructure and data centers a valuable piece of their real estate portfolio.”Ortiz earned the Equity Office Properties’ 2005 Excellence Award and is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. He earned an MBA from Indiana University and a bachelor’s of science degree from Purdue University.last_img read more

first_imgVAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Visteon Corp. has announced that Kevin Dowd and Harry Wilson were elected to the company’s board of directors, effective July 28.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Dowd is the chairman and managing member of Berkeley Square Advisors LLC, an advisory consulting firm. He has served as CEO and chief restructuring officer of more than 30 companies during his career. Wilson is chairman and CEO of MAEVA Advisors LLC, a turnaround and restructuring advisory firm based in Scarsdale, N.Y. He previously served as a senior advisor to the President’s Automotive Task Force and was a partner at Silver Point Capital. “We are pleased to welcome these two highly accomplished and insightful business leaders to Visteon’s board,” said Donald Stebbins, Visteon’s chairman, CEO and president. “Both Kevin and Harry bring strong, broad business experience that will enhance our board composition.” Dowd has held more than 20 board of director positions and currently serves as the board chairman of SIRVA Inc. and JHT Holdings Inc.; lead director of Broadstripe LLC; and the sole director of Nexpak Holdings LLC. Wilson has served on a number of corporate boards in the past and currently serves on the boards of YRC Worldwide Inc. and Youth I.N.C.last_img read more

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first_imgHyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, today won a USD 850 million order to build four 150,000 m3 Moss type LNG carriers from Malaysian oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).The contract also includes an option exercisable by the owner to order four additional same class LNG carriers. The double-hulled LNG carriers are scheduled to be delivered to the owner from the second half of 2016.The tankers for carrying liquefied natural gas will be constructed with four independent self-supporting spherical tanks that have more reliable performance when loading and unloading cargo, and have greater resistance to sloshing forces compared to membrane tank system. These features play a crucial role in Moss type LNG carriers being the preferred choice for offshore storage work where harsh sea conditions are a significant factor.Mr. Ka Sam-hyun, executive vice president of Hyundai Heavy’s Shipbuilding Division said, “We see this order as the first of many for LNG carriers as regulations for carbon dioxide emission tighten and demand for LNG increases as an alternative energy source.”Hyundai Heavy is the only Korean shipbuilder that can build Moss type LNG carriers. The Ulsan, South-Korea based company has built 15 Moss type LNG carriers since 1994.[mappress]HHI, October 11, 2013last_img read more