Idina Menzel View Comments Star Files Oscar nominations have officially been announced, and as expected, “Let It Go” from Disney’s hit Frozen made the short list for best original song! The tune, written by Robert Lopez (EGOT, EGOT!) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has been on constant rotation on our iPods all month long. While we were busy hoping that Tony winner Idina Menzel gets to belt out her big number from the animated winter blockbuster, we started thinking about other nominated Disney tunes we love. The big-time studio boasts an impressive roster of over 30 nods for original song, from Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Bambi to The Princess and the Frog and Tangled. If Frozen grabs the top prize on March 2, it will become the 13th tune to take home the gold. The winners are a good-looking bunch, including songs from Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and The Muppets, to name a few. Which begs the question: From under the sea to way up high on a magic carpet ride, which Oscar-winning Disney song is your favorite? Cast your vote below!
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNN:Chesapeake Energy helped pioneer America’s shale natural gas revolution. Now, the company is warning that it may not survive the era of cheap gas it helped to usher in.The Oklahoma-based energy company said Tuesday in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that if “depressed prices persist,” there is “substantial doubt” about its ability to continue as a “going concern.”Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has fallen. The company’s early bets on fracking made it a natural gas powerhouse, and at one point it was the nation’s No. 2 natural gas producer. Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake’s late founder and CEO, was considered one of the leaders of the shale boom.But the company now is drowning in $10 billion of debt. And it’s struggling to pay it all back, because America is swimming in excess natural gas, keeping prices very weak. Chesapeake’s average realized natural gas price dropped nearly 12% during the third quarter.Chesapeake’s share price plunged 15% on Tuesday to $1.34 following the warning and a weak earnings report. The stock has lost 98% of its value since closing at a record high of $65.63 in July 2008.The financial problems have been amplified by a bid to diversify away from natural gas by betting big on oil. The company’s October 2018 deal for shale oil driller WildHourse Resource Company, valued at $4 billion, including debt, came when U.S. oil prices were trading at nearly $70 a barrel. Weeks later, crude plunged below $45 a barrel. Oil prices have yet to fully recover.Chesapeake’s balance sheet is carrying $9.7 billion of debt, compared with $8.2 billion at the end of 2018 — nearly five times more than Chesapeake’s entire market value.Citing weak prices, Chesapeake on Tuesday announced plans to slash its drilling and completion activity by 30% in 2020. And the company plans to cut production and general expenses by about 20% in a bid to achieve free cash flow. Executives also said they will consider selling assets to raise cash.More: Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy is drowning in debt Fracking leader Chesapeake Energy struggles under soaring debt and plummeting prices
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Joseph Flammer and Diane HillThe first-ever Long Island “Haunted Bus Tour” launched successfully last weekend from the Clarion Hotel on Veterans Memorial Highway in Ronkonkoma.“It’s never been done before,” said 44-year-old entrepreneur Elsie Martinez-Ginsberg, a Long Islander of 10 years. Over the last four years she built a thriving business producing weekend horror-themed conventions at LI hotels. “The haunted bus tour is a first for Long Island.”The six-hour tour, which included visits to a handful of allegedly haunted sites, was one of many featured events of Haunt-Faire 2016: A Convention for All Things Haunted, which ran Aug. 5-7. The weekend-long horror convention was offered by Martinez-Ginsberg’s company, Twitch/Twitch Productions. The company has created a niche focusing on the Island’s horror-convention market since 2012.Martinez-Ginsberg said she has added at least one new weekend event every year. For example, Haunt-Faire was one of five horror-themed conferences and film festivals she planned to produce on Long Island this year alone.“When I came to Long Island I saw such a lack of this sort of entertainment,” she explained. “And I also saw Long Islanders don’t like to leave the island. They want everything here, served. And visa-versa: No one likes to come into Long Island because of the traffic, and it’s expensive. You have to cross all these bridges. It’s a pain in the neck!”Meanwhile, the haunted locations visited by the daring people who took the sold-out haunted bus tour for $65 per person included the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, and ended at Katie’s Bar in Smithtown as midnight approached.At Katie’s, passengers exited the bus and were able to relax with a drink, listen to music, and smell the haunting scent of funeral gardenias wafting inexplicably on the air as if from ghosts, said Martinez-Ginsberg. Paranormal investigators have long reported such bone-chilling happenings are not uncommon at the haunted bar. Some of the bar’s staff have claimed being touched by unseen entities and witnessing glasses and other items moving by themselves.RELATED STORY: Long Island Ghost Hunters Fend Off Paranormal Spirits & Hollywood StereotypesMartinez-Ginsberg said bus passengers were permitted to exit the bus and walk the grounds of the haunted locations they visited on the bus tour because she either made special arrangements with the management of the places, or secured a special permit to enter the grounds. For example, a permit was required for the group to visit the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center, a portion of which is under the jurisdiction of the Nissequogue River State Park. Nonetheless, while on its maiden journey the bus was pulled-over at the former psychiatric center by a police officer who was patrolling the grounds.“We had the paper and showed him and we went on our way,” said Martinez-Ginsberg.While some of the 50 or so vendors who sold items at Haunt-Faire came from other states, almost all of the attendees were from Long Island, Martinez-Ginsberg said.“I like that the convention is so close to where we live,” said Lisa Macchia, 35, of Holbrook. She said Haunt-Faire was the third of Martinez-Ginsberg’s macabre events that she attended in the last three years. The average ticket for the event was $21.Macchia said she brought her 6-year-old son, Rusty Brown, and her friend, Michael Gogui, to Haunt-Faire because they enjoy horror entertainment.“It’s a good time,” she said, agreeing with Gogui, who had just finished playing a game of pool in a side room off the lobby with Rusty, who wore the makeup of a pirate-looking ghoul and was excited about the costume contest to be put on later that afternoon.For next year, Martinez-Ginsberg plans new events like a Harry Potter-themed convention and a Haunt Flee Market, in addition to Haunt-Faire and a film festival. The haunted bus tour will be an ongoing event at Haunt-Faire, she said.Martinez-Ginsberg has a simple explanation for where she gets her…well, her creepy entertainment ideas and business know-how.“I am a visionary,” she said. “I think of myself as a Latino Disney.”To learn more, visit the Haunt-Faire website: www.haunt-faire.com.
• Airbus releases three designs for zero-emission, hydrogen-powered commercial planes it hopes will be flying by 2035.• Global consultants made it appear that fossil fuel groups it designed, staffed, and ran were powered by the grassroots: There was the pro-fracking Texans for Natural Gas urging voters to “thank a roughneck.” There was the Arctic Energy Center pushing for drilling in offshore Alaska and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. There was the Main Street Investors Coalition that attacked climate activism, which it claimed doesn’t help small investors in the stock market. Hiroko Tabuchi reports that the three seemed to be separate groups promoting the views of rank-and-file people. Turns out they were part of a network of “influence campaigns” put together by FTI Consulting by some of the world’s giant oil and gas companies. Her investigation of FTI uncovered a concerted effort to influence public views while concealing industry’s role. Of course, that’s hardly new. Climate science denialism has for more than three decades been spurred by money from fossil fuel operations, including the notorious Koch Industries. In addition to its other efforts, FTI monitored environmental activists online, even creating a fake Facebook persona—“an imaginary, middle-aged Texas woman with a dog — to help keep tabs on protesters.” FTI staffed two websites—Energy In Depth and Western Wire—with people who wrote pro-industry articles on controversial matters like fracking. Former employees of Energy In Depth told Tabuchi that FTI client Exxon Mobil had directed some of that content.• San Francisco follows San Jose’s lead and bans new natural gas hookups: The ban, which takes effect in June 2021, prohibits use of natural gas in new buildings, requiring them to use electricity instead. In a unanimous vote, the city’s board of supervisors approved the ordinance Tuesday. It will apply to the more than 54,000 homes and 32 million square feet of business space that are slated to be constructed in the next few years. It’s estimated that about 40% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from natural gas, and buildings generate 80% of those emissions. The largest city so far to ban new natural gas hookups is San Jose, 60 miles south of San Francisco.- Advertisement – at E&E Daily reports that Democratic Rep. Mike Levin of California and Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona yesterday introduced the “Solar Jobs Preservation Act.” Noting delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the two representatives propose to extend the phaseout schedule for the solar investment tax credit through 2022. Since the ITC was first introduced in 2006, the solar industry has grown more than 10,000% and created tens of thousands of jobs. But currently, about half a million clean energy workers are still out of work because of the pandemic. In 2015, a bipartisan deal set the ITC at 30% in 2019 with a phaseout that by 2022 becomes a permanent 10% credit for commercial and utility-scale solar and zero percent for residential installations. In a statement, Levin said, “As we continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating effects on our economy, we cannot forget about the climate crisis and the need to preserve clean energy jobs that help us protect our planet. The solar industry plays a critical role in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and driving economic growth, which is why we must support them during this pandemic and extend the investment tax credit. I appreciate Congressman Schwekiert’s partnership on this important legislation, and look forward to working with the rest of my colleagues in the House to pass this bill.” – Advertisement – • New FERC chairman cancels electric vehicle meeting: Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee is no enemy of fossil fuels, but he did take actions favorable to carbon pricing and and distributed energy resources. That tinge of green was apparently a key reason Donald Trump booted him out Nov. 5 and turned the chairmanship over to James Danly, the former FERC general counsel who was appointed to the commission in March. Chatterjee had set up a Dec. 3 roundtable on electric vehicles and their potential impacts on the electric grid and wholesale power markets. On Thursday, a brief notice stated the roundtable has been canceled. • Tyson Foods says it plans to reduce risk of deforestation, but critic say it’s not enough: The giant meatpacker is focusing on four commodities—cattle and beef, palm oil, paper, and packaging. Analysts found about 6% of the company’s products are associated with deforestation, which is a major factor in environmental degradation and the climate crisis. Said Tyson Chief Executive Dean Banks, “We are asserting our ambition to make protein more sustainable and look forward to working with our supply chain partners, customers and other stakeholders to do our part on this important issue.” Last year, Green Century Capital Management Inc., a Boston investment firm that focuses on environmental issues, promoted a shareholder proposal to push Tyson to get deforestation out of its supply chain, but withdrew it when Tyson said it was working on a plan to deal with this. But Green Century said Thursday that Tyson’s deforestation plans are too drawn out, some of them for more than a decade. – Advertisement – The ANWR coastal plain• Trump in big hurry to get drilling leases for Arctic approved before Biden ousts him: Unlike executive orders, leases are contracts that aren’t that easy to yank once they are issued. Biden has vowed to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where drilling has not been allowed since the land was set aside 60 years ago by President Dwight Eisenhower. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter okayed drilling on 1.56 million acres of the ANWR coastal plain, but only if Congress authorized it. Since then, Republicans and a few Democrats in Congress tried more than 50 times to allow drilling in the refuge, but could not overcome opposition that included presidential vetoes. In December 2017, Congress finally passed authorization to drill in parts of coastal plain. Without a Democratic majority in the Senate, Biden might have difficulty fulfilling his pledge to bar the drilling. But the immediate problem could come as early as Monday when the Department of the Interior will issue a “call for nominations” for auctioning of drilling leases on the coastal plain. Leases auctioned before Jan. 20 would be hard to break. However, even if they have leases, low oil prices, reduced demand, and the harshness of the ANWR environment likely will deter companies from drilling any time soon. • Environment America launches Greener Together project: Right now, people across the country are turning to the outdoors and nature as a refuge. Nature can calm us and reconnect us with ourselves, with other people and with the world around us. As people are practicing social distancing, with and without kids at home, we want to provide opportunities to connect with the natural world and other like-minded people through engaging events, fun activities and helpful guides to help foster this connection.- Advertisement –
Lucas Wilson (R) Jewel Sales and Marketing Director and Patrick Pancur Managing Director, Projects & Development of Sotheby’s International Realty pictured at the Jewel site. Photo: Steve HollandINDIAN millionaires are the latest target in an international sales push by the developers of the $1 billion dollar Jewel project in Surfers Paradise.China’s Dalian Wanda group, which is developing the Surfers Paradise project in a joint venture with Ridong Group, has moved its attention offshore in a bid to secure wealthy expat buyers.The developers engaged Sotheby’s International Realty to market the apartments overseas.Jewel sales and marketing director Lucas Wilson said Indian buyers were in their sights.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.check out developments virtually!00:41 Related videos 00:41check out developments virtually!01:60Sneak peak inside Hawksburn Place Residences02:02Sneak peak: FV building03:05The Converted: Boot Factory01:30Dream Home: North Sydney00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay House“We found that there are more millionaires in India per capita than anywhere else in the world,” he said.“What is really interesting is the buyers we have had are from Spain, France and Saudi Arabia but the forecasted interest is from India.”“China was touted as a heavy buyer market but we have only seen them snap up the more affordable units in tower one, and they have only had an 8 per cent buying impact. It is quite obvious they will use those apartments as investments.He said despite the overwhelming attention from overseas buyers it would be mostly Australians looking for a slice of paradise.“Out of the 511 units I would be very surprised if 65 per cent didn’t sell to the domestic Australian market,” Mr Wilson said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoLucas Wilson (R) Jewel Sales and Marketing Director pictured at the Jewel site. Photo: Steve HollandSotheby’s Managing Director Patrick Pancur said the international sales pitch to sell the Jewel project into markets including New Zealand, India, Japan, Taiwan and the Middle East, came off the back of data-based research.“New Zealand is the first stop because of its neighbouring location and we have received a very high amount of interest from New Zealand owner occupiers,” he said.“The New Zealand economy is also doing well and these buyers won’t need FIRB approval, which adds to the interest we are getting from them.“There is such a huge shift in the market from downsizes and investors to owner occupiers and people who want to buy a luxury property to keep.The development is well into construction ahead of its expected completion in 2019.At the Corner Wharf St, and Old Burleigh Rd, Jewel’s three-tower project is slowly emerging from the sand with five cranes working on the site.Buyers will fork out $675,000 for one bedroom apartments and prices for two-bedroom apartments start from $1.434 million.
Four levels of luxury. Feast on the surrounds. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoCity, sunset and skyline.One is the master suite, described as a “soothing sanctuary where you can sleep with the windows open and be buffered from any noise”. The McDougalls bought the “sensational” property off the plan when the building was developed back in 2004, and their two sons were at university. “It has a home feel to it, because it’s spread over four levels we all had our private areas and could live like a family,” Mrs McDougall said. Continuing to the third floor, the final bedroom shares the layout with the private pool and spare alfresco setting. The kitchen features modern appliances and a ‘superb’ stone bench. The stunning views continue.Dr Ian McDougall is a prominent Gold Coast plastic surgeon — the former head of a burns unit specialises in reconstructive surgery, along with evolving cosmetic work. Mrs McDougall worked alongside him in the practice.The impressively proportioned penthouse is in good company, surrounded by a selection of other tightly-held boutique apartments. 42/11 Peak Ave, Main Beach is on the market for $6.95 million.THE penthouse in one of Main Beach’s most exclusive buildings has hit the market.The luxurious residence occupies the top four levels of the Marquis on Main apartments.“It’s been a wonderful family home for us,” said vendor Peta McDougall.“The whole concept of the place was our idea of a home in the air, rather than a display piece.” Wake up to this ocean vista.It does have all the prestige of a showcase property — an array of terraces and balconies with 360-degree views over Main Beach, the city, ocean, Broadwater and southern most tip of the region encircle the palatial residence. The first floor houses two living spaces, a kitchen, entertaining area and balcony. The second level is where three of the four bedrooms are found, complete with private terraces and ensuites. The top floor is open plan.That’s where the private lift stops but a short stroll upstairs to the top floor opens to an open-plan space ideal for a home office or gym. “It’s quite unique in its own right, being a four-level penthouse,” Mrs McDougall said. “But it’s also really felt like a home.” The McDougalls are now preparing for what will most likely be their last Christmas there.The family has enjoyed being just 100m to the beach, soaking up the incredible vistas while being protected from prevailing winds and strolling down to the Tedder Ave dining and shopping precinct as well as the Southport Yacht Club. “We are sad to go but we have to be practical,” Mrs McDougall said.“We’re empty nesters, the family are all having their own families.”The couple also want to travel more after winding back their work.
Real Madrid have turned their Santiago Bernabéu stadium into a warehouse for medical supplies to help the spread of coronavirus. The development is outlined by a report in El Mundo, which highlights how the move will see a multitude of medical equipment stored at the club’s facilities to quicken the response time and convenience for health services in the Spanish capital. Read Also: Messi gifts €1m to hospitals to combat coronavirus There have been multiple examples of Spanish clubs helping in the fight against the virus. As outlined by El Mundo Deportivo, Spanish second division club Almeria have donated €1.2m in the battle against the spread of coronavirus. €700k of the donation will be divided up as follows: €300k will be spent on food for those most in need, €200k will go towards health workers, €100k will be spent on those who have lost their jobs and €100k towards volunteers who are helping combat the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I have closed with their president Florentino Pérez a large donation in health matters.” Loading… All this material will be delivered to the Spanish health authorities under the authority of the government, so that an optimal and efficient use of these resources to emergency health services can be made. Earlier this week, Los Blancos donated a significant amount of medical equipment to help the authorities save lives against the global pandemic that has brought the planet to a halt. “Thanks to @realmadrid for their very important contribution to face the coronavirus and help us save lives,” tweeted Isabel Díaz Ayuso – a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Community of Madrid. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Only The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Great Ancient Mysteries Of China
We’re paying more at the pump in Southeastern Indiana compared to the national average.According to Gasbuddy.com, the average cost of gas nationwide as of Wednesday afternoon is $3.66 a gallon.The average in the Hoosier State is $3.85, the 11th highest in the country.Locally gas prices range from just below the state average to upwards of $3.95 a gallon.Experts say the increase in gasoline costs is attributed to the crisis in the Middle East. Exxon Mobile reportedly carried out a major evacuation and BP moved 20 percent of its staff out of Iraq on Tuesday.The turbulence in the Middle East could lead to more of a hike in gas and food locally.
Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End10 Most Praised Historical MoviesTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… “I think if you ask any manager in the Premier League if they are happy with everything [that] is going [on] with their team, it probably is no. “We had a super-mini pre-season and we’re still adapting some things. Some players are still not 100 percent fit either but it’s great to start winning, to have six points already and find ways to win.” Arsenal face Leicester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday with their next Premier League game to come against reigning champions Liverpool on September 28. After scoring the winner against West Ham, Nketiah addressed a recent bust-up with Dani Ceballos, who provided the assist for his goal. read also:Arteta reveals why Aubameyang stayed back at Arsenal “We had a bit of a coming together. The reaction was there. We made up an got on with it. It was nice for him to make the assist. It’s all love now,” Nketiah told Sky Sports post-match. “It was a great pass across, good vision. I tried to stay onside. It was an easy finish from there. “I want to keep improving as a player. It’s a great feeling to come on and score. West Ham made it very difficult. They came out very strongly in the second half.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham but was pleased with his team’s belief on Saturday. After Michail Antonio cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener at Emirates Stadium, Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner for Arsenal. West Ham had 14 attempts at goal to Arsenal’s seven, although Bernd Leno was only forced into two saves. Arteta said Arsenal, who have won their opening two games, were fortunate in the London derby. “We were a little bit lucky in certain moments for sure,” the Arsenal manager told a news conference. “But as well, we find a way to win it and it’s the mentality I want that the team always believes that we can do it up until the last moment. Even if we have difficult games where we suffer, we make it difficult for ourselves in certain periods, but in the end it’s three points. “This is why we are here. As well, take some big notes because there are a lot of things to improve.” Arsenal are one of three teams to have grabbed six points from their opening two games in the Premier League so far. However, Arteta believes they are still some way off being genuine title contenders. “I think we are still very far away from where we want to be,” he said.
By J.M. HallasPAIGE, Texas (March 18) – Kevin Green took top honors in Saturday’s IMCA Modified main dedicating his first Cotton Bowl win to Harvey Cox, a long-time supporter of the Green family racing.Green got the lead coming off turn two, then went green to checkers using two different lines on each end to put some distance on Eric Tomlinson at the finish.“Mission accomplished,” exclaimed Green afterwards. “This was one mission I had this year, to get a Modified win here. We’ve run some here in the Modified and the SportMod, but never a full season. We even had a few SportMod wins, but this is our first Modified win.”“We lost Harvey Cox over the off season, but we’re still racing for him,” Green continued. “He’d done so much for us over the years with my dad. He’ll not be forgotten.”Mike Wagner was the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod winner while Ken Plonsky capitalized on a late restart to top the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.