Check Out the Poster For Peter Pan Live!

first_imgThere’s less than two months until Girls star Allison Williams flies into our TV screens as the boy who wouldn’t grow up, and Peter Pan Live! producer Neil Meron tweeted a first look at the poster for the upcoming broadcast. Featuring a dastardly Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, the new poster is just as magical as we’d hoped—we’re just missing Broadway faves Christian Borle as Mr. Darling/Smee, Kelli O’Hara as Mrs. Darling and Taylor Louderman as Wendy! Check out the new poster, then catch Peter Pan Live! December 4 on NBC. View Commentslast_img read more

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters extends tender offer to acquire Diedrich Coffee

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) of Waterbury, Vermont, has announced that Pebbles Acquisition Sub, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMCR, has extended its previously announced $35.00 per share cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Diedrich Coffee, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDRX). In accordance with the terms of the merger agreement among GMCR, Purchaser and Diedrich Coffee, the tender offer has been extended 20 business days (the maximum number of days permitted under the merger agreement) to expire at midnight, New York City time, on Monday, May 3, 2010, unless further extended. The tender offer previously was scheduled to expire at midnight, New York City time, on Monday, April 5, 2010. All other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged.As of 5:30 p.m., New York City time, on April 5, 2010, approximately 2,774,393 shares have been tendered into the tender offer and not withdrawn. The tender offer is subject to customary closing conditions, including, among other things, regulatory approvals. The Board of Directors of Diedrich Coffee has recommended that Diedrich Coffee stockholders tender their shares into the tender offer. Questions and requests for assistance regarding the tender offer may be directed to the Information Agent for the offer, Okapi Partners LLC, toll-free at (877) 274-8654.BofA Merrill Lynch is serving as financial advisor to GMCR on this transaction and Ropes & Gray LLP is serving as its legal advisor.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman s Own® Organics coffee and Timothy s World Coffee®. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully s Coffee and Timothy s. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. GMCR encourages investors to consult this section of its web site regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to GMCR s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.Forward-looking statementsCertain statements contained herein, including GMCR s intention to complete the proposed acquisition, are not based on historical fact and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. The safe harbor set forth in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, does not apply to forward-looking statements made in connection with a tender offer. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as anticipate, believe, , could, estimate, expect, feel, forecast, intend, may, plan, potential, project, should, would, and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual events or results could differ materially from those stated herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact on sales and profitability of consumer sentiment in this difficult economic environment, GMCR s success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, GMCR s success in efficiently and effectively integrating Tully s and Timothy s wholesale operations and capacity into its Specialty Coffee business unit, GMCR s success in introducing new product offerings, the ability of lenders to honor their commitments under GMCR s credit facility, competition and other business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee, any other increases in costs including fuel, Keurig s ability to continue to grow and build profits with its roaster partners in the At Home and Away from Home businesses, the impact of the loss of major customers for GMCR or reduction in the volume of purchases by major customers, delays in the timing of adding new locations with existing customers, GMCR s level of success in continuing to attract new customers, sales mix variances, weather and special or unusual events, as well as other risks described more fully in GMCR s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC ). Forward-looking statements reflect management s expectations as of the date of this press release, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. GMCR does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases.Additional InformationThis press release is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, any securities. The tender offer to purchase shares of Diedrich Coffee common stock referenced in this press release has been made pursuant to a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, containing an offer to purchase, a form of letter of transmittal and other documents relating to the tender offer (the  Tender Offer Statement ), which GMCR and Purchaser filed with the SEC and first mailed to Diedrich Coffee stockholders on December 11, 2009. Security holders of Diedrich Coffee are advised to read the Tender Offer Statement, because it contains important information about the tender offer. Investors and security holders of Diedrich Coffee also are advised that they may obtain free copies of the Tender Offer Statement and other documents filed by GMCR with the SEC on the SEC s website at http://www.sec.gov(link is external). In addition, free copies of the Tender Offer Statement and related materials may be obtained from GMCR by written request to: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., Attention: General Counsel, 33 Coffee Lane, Waterbury, Vermont 05676.Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. 4.5.2010 Vermont Bizlast_img read more

Chuck Schumer Named U.S. Senate Minority Leader

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) was elected Wednesday leader of the Senate Democratic minority, making the seasoned senator from Brooklyn a key check on Republican control of Congress and the White House.As Senate minority leader, Schumer is up against a 51-48 GOP majority that will likely gain one more seat in a Louisiana runoff election next month. But because Senate rules require 60 votes to end debate on bills before legislation can be passed with a simple majority vote, Schumer and the Democratic caucus are effectively the last stand against President-Elect Donald Trump’s agenda.“When we can agree on issues, then we’re gonna work with him,” Schumer told reporters during a news conference announcing that Democratic senators voted to promote him. “We’re not just gonna—as some have done here in the past—say, ‘Just because it’s President Trump’s idea or thought, we’re going to oppose it, per se…’ On issues where we disagree you can expect a strong and tough fight.”Schumer, 65, who voters re-elected to a fourth six-year term last week, will replace retiring U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). His counterpart, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is reportedly facing a potential challenge as she seeks re-election to her leadership post.Since the election last week, political observers are watching closely to see if Republicans will move to curtail Democrats’ use of the filibuster to block Trump’s agenda, much like the GOP did for President Barack Obama when Democrats had the majority. But experts suspect that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) likely doesn’t have the votes needed to change the rules, since some Republican senators may be reluctant to limit their use of the filibuster the next time they’re in the minority.Besides the proposed repealing of Obamacare, the top issue expected to come before the Senate in the 115th Congress is the appointment of a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Schumer noted that he was “deeply disappointed” that the GOP didn’t confirm Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. Trump has said he would name a right-leaning Supreme Court nominee within his first 100 days in office.last_img read more

More H5N1 outbreaks in India; virus hits Turkish poultry

first_imgJan 22, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – An animal health official in India said today that outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in the country’s West Bengal state have spread to seven districts, as authorities in Turkey announced that the virus struck a village in a Black Sea coastal province.Shantanu Bandopadhyay, India’s animal husbandry commissioner, said the affected sites among West Bengal’s 19 districts include Birbhum, South Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Nadia, Burdwan, Malda, and Bankura, the Times of India reported today.More than 100,000 bird deaths have been reported in WestBengal, and government officials plan on culling 2 million chickens and ducks, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. Anisur Rahaman, the state’s animal resources minister, told AFP that he hoped the culling would be completed in 3 or 4 days. “Otherwise the state will face a disaster,”he said.However, some residents have resisted culling efforts, and others are smuggling birds out of the district to avoid handing over their birds, according to previous media reports.Bandopadhyay told the Times that compensation to poultry owners has improved. He said West Bengalofficials are providing on-the-spot compensation.The current outbreak, which was first reported on Jan 15 in Margram in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, is India’s largest H5N1 outbreak. No human H5N1 infections have been reported in the country.Dr Shiv Lal, director of India’s National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), said samples and throat swabs from five Murshidabad residents who had suspected H5N1 symptoms were negative, accordingto another Times report. “Earlier on Sunday three other human samples sent to NICS from South Dinajpur tested negative,” Lal said.India’s health ministry has asked West Bengal to randomly sample people for the H5N1 virus and today shipped fresh stocks of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) tablets and syrup along with 2,500 masks and other protective gear, according to the Times report.Elsewhere, animal health officials in Turkey today reported an H5N1 outbreak in backyard poultry at a village on the Black Sea coast in the country’s northwestern Zonguldakprovince, according to a report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).The H5N1 outbreak began on Jan 12 and has hit 13 of the village’s 300 birds, the OIE report said. Culling of the remaining birds started today.Contact with wild birds is listed on the OIE report as the source of the outbreak. Turkey is the second country bordering the Black Sea to report an H5N1 outbreak over the past week. On Jan 18 emergency officials in the Ukraine reported an outbreak at a large poultry farm on the Crimean peninsula.Officials from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in October that the virus could be lurking in Europe and that it was especially worried about countries surrounding the Black Sea. The FAO said the Black Sea countries are a winter home to migratory birds from Siberia and that many of the countries have poor separation between wild and domestic birds.The latest outbreak is Turkey’s first since April 2007, according to the OIE report.In other developments, the H5N1 virus struck another district in Bangladesh, United News of Bangladesh, a private news agency, reported yesterday, according to a Xinhua news report. The affected poultry farm is in Natore district, about 102 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka.About 4,965 chickens were culled and 3,750 eggs were destroyed to curb the spread of the disease, Xinhua reported. Bangladesh reported its first H5N1 in March 2007, and since then several outbreaks have occurred, mainly around Dhaka and in the north, according to previous reports.See also:OIE reports on Turkish outbreaklast_img read more

Rovinj’s Adriatic Hotel is turning to ecology and withdrawing plastic from use

first_imgHotel employees, suppliers, partners and guests and citizens who enjoy hotel services are actively involved in the implementation of this initiative. In 2018, Adriatic started using replacement paper straws instead of plastic ones. By June this year, the hotel will stop using 80 percent of plastic products (bathroom amenities, beverage bottles, bags, containers, cups, etc.) for single use in order to completely eliminate them from use in all its accommodation by the end of 2019. units, bars and restaurant. Furthermore, by the end of the year, Adriatic will use only biological cleaners and support cooperation with suppliers whose products (cosmetics, printed materials and even staff uniforms) are made from natural, biological, environmentally friendly or recycled materials. Maistra is aware of the growing threat that plastic pollution poses to marine biodiversity, so they have decided to take concrete steps in their business to reduce pollution. Hotel Adriatic will replace all disposable plastic items with available alternatives. Hotel guests will have, among other things, the opportunity to choose environmentally conscious experiences during their vacation. They will be able, for example, to watch dolphins with local dolphin whisperers or get information about the Rovinj organic market, award-winning Istrian producers of organic olive oil, sustainable shopping opportunities and the like.center_img “Many large corporations have decided to eliminate plastic from their daily activities, among them hoteliers. As the first hotel in Croatia without plastic for single use, Hotel Adriatic strives to be a leader in innovation and sustainability and invites all its employees to responsible business that will allow guests to actively participate in this environmental action and a unique experience of the Adriatic Sea.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Maistra, Tomislav Popovic.last_img read more

Polish conservative president’s second term likely to deepen EU rifts

first_imgRifts are likely to be evident this week when EU leaders discuss the bloc’s long-term budget, with Brussels facing growing calls for funding to be made conditional on respect for the rule of law.”EU institutions and the broader international community must now be vigilant to ensure … minority rights in Poland are upheld in the coming years,” said Dacian Ciolos, former Prime Minister of Romania and President of the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament.Brussels did not immediately comment on the election outcome. One EU country swiftly welcomed Duda’s re-election — Hungary, which is also among anti-liberal voices in central Europe.”The international liberal mainstream once again tried everything but the central European right wing is up 3:0,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Facebook, referring to recent conservative triumphs in Croatia, which is an EU member state, and Serbia, which is not in the EU.EnemiesTrzaskowski had said that, if elected, he would seek a more tolerant Poland and abolish state news channel TVP Info, which critics say gave overt support to Duda in its programming.”The public broadcaster was used as a campaign tool for the incumbent,” said Thomas Boserup, Head of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) special election assessment mission. “This is the clearest misuse of public resources we have seen in this election.”To many religious conservatives in the predominantly Catholic nation, Trzaskowski came to represent the threats facing traditional values when he pledged to introduce education about LGBT rights in Warsaw schools.”I chose someone who represents the same values as I do. Christian values, family values,” said Jarek Sieczka, a 25-year-old municipal official who lives near Zyrardow, outside Warsaw.However, many members of the LGBT community fear discrimination under a Duda presidency.”We feel powerless,” said Dawid Mycek, 35, a LGBT activist and Youtuber. “This is the first presidential campaign I know, which was based on hate, hate speech and dividing Poles.”Duda painted himself as a guardian of generous PiS welfare programs that have transformed life for many poorer Poles.Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro suggested late on Sunday that PiS could push on quickly with its conservative agenda, and with its ambition to spur change in private media ownership towards outlets more favorable to its ambitions.Topics : “To a large extent, the policy of Brussels, or rather Berlin, had focused on supporting the opposition,” Arkadiusz Mularczyk, a PiS lawmaker, told Reuters. “Polish society is not accepting this.”Duda ran an acrimonious campaign in an election that was held despite the pandemic and was laced with homophobic language, attacks on private media and accusations that Trzaskowski serve foreign interests instead of Poland’s.Trzaskowski, who had said he would repair Poland’s relations with Europe and use the presidential veto to block any legislation that would subvert democratic norms, dismissed the accusations.PiS and the EU have been divided on climate change and migration, in addition to democratic norms. Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a socially conservative, religious platform in a closely fought election that makes renewed confrontation with the European Commission likely.Nearly final results from Sunday’s presidential election runoff showed Duda, 48, on over 51%, giving him an unassailable lead over liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who won almost 49% of the votes, the National Election Commission said.Duda is allied with the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, and his victory reinforces the government’s mandate to pursue reforms of the judiciary and media which the European Commission, the European Union executive, says subvert democratic standards. Duda has largely backed the PiS policies.last_img read more

Marjorie Meyers

first_imgMarjorie I. Meyers, 88 of Moores Hill passed away Friday April 29, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital at Lawrenceburg.  Marjorie was born Wednesday May 18, 1927 in Dearborn County the daughter of Louis and Bessie (Howard) Perkins.  She married Nelson Meyers August 28, 1943 and he preceded her in death March 1, 1992.  Marjorie has a homemaker but best known for her singing, volunteer work at the nursing home, and teaching Sunday  School for over 50 years.   Her church, (the Moores Hill First Baptist Church)  was very important to her.  She served as a Deacon and also choir director for many years.Marjorie is survived by son, Chris Meyers of Milan, and daughters Bonnie (Donald) Christman of Bonnieville, Kentucky and Peggy Meyers of Moores Hill, 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.Funeral services will be Thursday May 5, 2016; 11AM at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill.  Visitation will be Wednesday 6-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Moores Hill First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester St, PO  Box 156, 47032; (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs JV Softball Falls to Lady Knights

first_imgThe JV Lady Bulldogs were defeated by South Dearborn Monday evening by a score of 13-9.South Dearborn got off to a fast start scoring 8 runs in the first inning off of 6 hits.  They added two more in the third and three more in the fourth.  The Bulldogs made a run late scoring 7 runs in the last inning to make it close but it wasn’t enough.The Bulldogs were well balanced on offense with 8 of the 9 starters collecting hits on the evening.  Paige Oldham led the Bulldogs going 2-3 with two runs scored.  Other Bulldogs collecting hits were Callie Main, Abby Westerfeld, Gwen Martin, Chloe Saler, Ainsley Phipps, McKenzie Laker, and Zoe Peters.with one a piece.Oldham went all five innings on the mound in the loss.Batesville JV Softball will next be in action Tuesday evening at home against Franklin County.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img read more

Van Gaal: De Gea will stay

first_img But after a week in which United’s reputation took a blow following Pedro’s move to Chelsea, Van Gaal came out fighting at his pre-match press conference on Friday. The Dutchman insists the lure of Manchester United remains as strong as their desire to hold on to their two-time player of the year. “I think when Manchester United wants a player he shall come, besides when a club is not selling,” the United manager said. “It is the same with us. We are not selling De Gea.” Van Gaal launched a passionate defence of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward despite the fact that former target Pedro signed for Chelsea this week, rather than United. ”I have the idea you want to separate Ed Woodward with me. Never. Never,” Van Gaal said. ”Because every day I am updated by him and I trust him. ”I don’t think they (the critics) have to doubt Ed Woodward because he has proven already for many, many years he is the right person on the right spot.” Press Association Louis van Gaal insists David De Gea will not leave Manchester United before the transfer window shuts. Senior sources at Old Trafford insisted this week that it was Van Gaal, not Pedro, who pulled the plug on the pursuit of the forward and the United boss seemed to corroborate that idea on Friday. ”I think when we want Pedro it was not any problem because there was a clause in his contract,” Van Gaal said. ”It was the easiest transfer. I have said before what we are doing is guiding a process and in that process we make decisions.” Despite bristling at constant questioning regarding Pedro, Van Gaal suggested he is not too disheartened at failing to sign the forward, and claimed he would be happy to go through to the new year with the squad he currently has. When asked whether there would be any more signings before the transfer window shuts, Van Gaal said: ”You have to wait to see. ”It’s not any pressure for me. We have 28 players. We did it last season without Pedro. “When it is like that, I go with this squad because we have 28 players and I have said already now we have a better balanced selection. “When we buy it has to be a contribution to our selection and it has to be not against any price.” Press Association Sport understands Van Gaal has now turned his attention to Southampton winger Sadio Mane. Van Gaal said he would not speak publicly on Mane as he did not want to ”interfere” with the club’s pursuit of the Senegalese. He added: ”I cannot answer that question neither because I cannot interfere. I don’t want to interfere. It’s for Ed Woodward doing the things and he does it very well, I think.” If history is anything to go by, Van Gaal will be able to rely on one of his current crop to find the goals against Newcastle on Saturday. Wayne Rooney has scored 11 goals in 17 Premier League starts for United against the Magpies. The United skipper, who is yet to find the net this year, admitted in midweek his performance in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa was not good enough. Van Gaal was encouraged to see honesty from his captain, and backed him to hit form soon. “When you are saying so publicly that you are so bad then you know you are very bad at that time,” Van Gaal said. “I think it’s fantastic that a player admits that. For me it’s unbelievable because he is one of a few players saying such things. “He is taking a risk, but he is very confident that he shall make the goals we expect from him and I am confident also.” De Gea will once again be in the stands when United take on Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday because Van Gaal feels the Spaniard is still not able to focus properly because of Real Madrid’s interest in him. According to reports in Spain, the 10-time European champions will make one last attempt to sign the goalkeeper before the window shuts on September 1. last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Shane Watson confrontation with Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma lights Kotla up

first_img New Delhi: Fireworks erupted at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday in the clash between Delhi Capitals and the Chennai Super Kings with Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada having a go at former Australia opener Shane Watson. Delhi Capitals were restricted to 147/6 and in response, Chennai Super Kings lost Ambati Rayudu cheaply for 5 when he top-edged the pull shot from Ishant to be caught at cover. In the same over, Watson was troubled by Ishant’s extra pace and although he managed to hit a boundary, he had to hustle to take a quick single on the third ball. On the final ball, Watson took a single and retained strike for the fourth over bowled by Rabada.However, as soon as Watson defended a full ball from Rabada, there was a heated exchange between Watson and Ishant. The Indian fast bowler charged at Watson and was having an animated discussion with him but the batsman just brushed it off with a smile. Rabada responded with a couple of pacy short ball and yorkers but Watson blasted a four and a six to fine leg.  highlights When Watson top-edged the six, Rabada was seen having a go at Watson and he got into a verbal duel with the Australian. When the action resumed in the sixth over, Rabada conceded a single and this time, the confrontation was even more intense. Watson was seen shouting at Rabada and the bowler did not back down. It required the intervention of Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer to separate the duo. After play was interrupted for two minutes, there was a sense of tension at the Kotla. Watson was nearing a fifty when he pulled legspinner Amit Mishra for two sixes but he was stumped for 44 thanks to some wonderful work from Rishabh Pant. Chennai Super Kings stayed in the hunt for their second win in the IPL 2019 after winning the opening encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals started their IPL 2019 campaign on a high by beating Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium thanks to Rishabh Pant’s special knock of 78 from 27 balls.  Shane Watson fell for a duck in the first game of IPL 2019.Chennai Super Kings won their first game in IPL 2019.Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians for the third consecutive time. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more