Sigourney Weaver & Kristine Nielsen Visit David Hyde Pierce at It Shoulda Been You

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 David Hyde Pierce isn’t just the director of the new musical It Shoulda Been You—he’s also the former star of Frasier, a Tony winner and the headliner of the 2013 Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, alongside Kristine Nielsen and Sigourney Weaver. Whoo, he’s one busy guy! His former co-stars said “I do” on April 3, when they stopped by to see the new wedding musical comedy at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Check out these Hot Shots of their visit, then see It Shoulda Been You, opening April 14! View Comments Related Shows It Shoulda Been You Star Files David Hyde Piercelast_img

Experts identify alternate markets for marine renewables

first_imgUS Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office hosted a forum of experts who discussed and evaluated high-potential alternate markets for the emerging marine energy technologies.The Marine Energy Technologies Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum, held earlier in December, served to discuss new applications for tidal and wave energy technologies, and the ways such technologies can help meet the energy needs of a range of coastal and marine industries.The three-day event brought together representatives from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry who are at the forefront of marine energy generation, as well as experts from several high-potential markets.Attendees provided feedback and input into which markets are best suited to the different marine energy technologies, and how devices can be designed and operated to maximize their benefits for each application.Food and FuelOn the first day, panelists examined market potential for MHK-enabled marine algal biofuels to augment energy security and independence and explored how MHK power can reduce an estimated $15-billion-dollar-per-year seafood trade gap in the United States.Attendees identified reliability and consistent availability of electricity as the key intersection of food and fuel market needs and MHK potential.Sensors and DataSecond day panels analyzed the potential overlap between MHK and the research, defense, and industrial communities that use at-sea sensors and data.Tradeoff scenarios were posed on whether MHK technology could be more efficiently used to reduce the cost or to power methods for ocean observation technologies such as sensors. Panelists and attendees had a lively discussion on the possibility of increased power potential from an MHK source that could lead to greater sensor capabilities and new potential markets, according to US Department of Energy (DOE).The panels that followed explored using MHK technologies for powering/recharging autonomous or unmanned underwater vehicles (AUV/UUVs), research sensors, and subsea inspection equipment.They featured discussions on the rapidly expanding unmanned autonomous undersea market space and how an MHK power source could be a key enabler in the key attributes of mission endurance, persistence, and data transfer.According to DOE, participants were optimistic for the market growth within this space, and about the potential of MHK power to reduce costs and lengthen mission deployments.Water and MineralsDesalination of seawater as well as methods for seawater mineral extraction rounded out the final day of the forum. The panelists talked about different methods for powering desalination operations within remote island communities, as well as the need to increase the number of demonstration tests to validate system integration between desalination devices and MHK technologies.Participants also identified factors that make the strongest business case for MHK powered desalinization of seawater such as location, price of water, price of diesel fuel, availability of funding for clean water projects, and pilot projects de-risking the technology for future investment.The final panel of the event discussed ways of integrating MHK into rare earth mineral extraction applications or generation of hydrogen fuels.Experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PNNL, and the European Marine Energy Center exchanged ideas with the attendees about the opportunity to apply novel concepts such as ballasting and de-ballasting – the action of strategically sinking or raising an ocean-based vessel systems – in order to de-risk mining operations in areas of concern, or biofouling within the rare earth mining extraction space.Additional discussion identified the crosscutting market potential of autonomous ships powered by MHK to aid mineral extraction at larger scales.Attendees said how MHK-powered high value mineral extraction and the hydrogen generation market appear to be a nearer term opportunity with larger market potential than initially thought, according to US DOE.WPTO said it will produce a report summarizing the opportunities within each of the potential market areas discussed at the forum. MHK technologies convert the predictable and forecastable energy of waves, tides, and river and ocean currents into electricity to provide clean and reliable power source.Additionally, MHK has the potential to provide cost-effective energy for numerous existing distributed and alternate applications in non-grid connected or remote, coastal areas—including military bases and smaller communities—where electricity costs are high.last_img read more

Jefferson Co. woman arrested on animal neglect allegations

first_imgLexington, IN—According to Prosecutor David Sutter, a multi-agency investigation into allegations of animal neglect recently led to the arrest of Vickie Gorrell, 59, of Jefferson County. Gorrell appeared in Circuit Court Wednesday for an initial hearing on charges filed by Sutter. After receiving a complaint regarding the animals in poor condition on January 6, 2020, Jefferson County Animal Control initiated an investigation and contacted the Indiana Board of Animal Health for assistance. On January 15 Jefferson County Animal Control Officer Paul Geyman, Dr. Katelyn Macy, the Indiana Board of Animal Health Field Veterinarian for District 9, and Matt Siedling, an Animal Specialist with the Indiana Board of Animal Health, visited the property to investigate the complaint.At the initial visit, several concerns were documented. Investigators found 55 dogs present at the time of inspection, 12 of which were below normal body condition, including 2 dogs that were considered to be in immediate jeopardy and were impounded by law enforcement. In her report, Dr. Macy states, “The body condition of the thin to emaciated dogs indicates the dogs have not received adequate energy intake in the form of adequate food supply for some time.” The housing conditions for the animals were said to have contained mud and feces where the animals slept.  In addition to the dogs, there were pot-bellied pigs, chickens, a goat, and cats observed on the property. Some of the dogs were puppies and several of the female dogs were pregnant. Vickie Gorrell was identified as the owner of the animals on the property and was present during the evaluation.The two dogs removed from the property were evaluated by a local veterinarian, who found they were emaciated and filthy in appearance. They were described as malnourished and dehydrated, and the vet determined the cause to most likely be due to owner neglect.The State Vet prepared her written report on January 27. Based upon the information contained in the report and additional information obtained by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Detectives applied for and received a search warrant for the property. The search warrant was issued by the Jefferson Superior Court on February 3, 2020.Upon receiving the warrant, Jefferson County Animal Control, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana Board of Animal Health, the Jefferson County Animal Shelter, and the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office continued efforts to reach out to animal advocacy groups, animal shelters, and volunteers in order to help secure the necessary care and shelter for any additional animals found that were subject to the search warrant.Monday, Gorrell was charged and arrested on allegations of two counts of Neglect of a Vertebrate Animal, based upon the condition of the two dogs that were removed on January 15, 2020.last_img read more