Odds & Ends: La La Land Wins Big in Toronto & More

first_img View Comments Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land'(Photo: Summit Entertainment) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. La La Land Wins Big in TorontoBuzz is building for new musical La La Land, which features lyrics by Broadway favorites Pasek and Paul. Damien Chazelle’s movie, which stars Main Stem alum Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and features music by Justin Hurwitz, has won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The winner has historically mirrored Oscar voting so the film is in prime position moving into “awards season.”From Fox to Broadway for Ben Vereen?Ben Vereen, who will soon be seen in Fox’s Rocky Horror remake, has additionally been tapped by the network for a recurring role in the comedy series Making History, Deadline reports. The Tony winner is also attached to new musical From Brooklyn to Broadway; Broadway.com has confirmed that the show is aiming to land on the Main Stem next fall and that there will be a workshop this December. We will keep you posted!Charmian Carr Dead at 73Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, died in Los Angeles on September 17 at the age of 73. According to the New York Times, her spokesman said the cause was complications from a rare form of dementia. Carr subsequently appeared in the Stephen Sondheim TV musical Evening Primrose; she later ran her own design business. Watch her iconic performance of “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” below.last_img read more

China Tops U.S. as Best Country for Renewable Energy Investment—Ernst & Young

first_imgChina Tops U.S. as Best Country for Renewable Energy Investment—Ernst & Young FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:LONDON—The United States moved up to second place in a ranking of the most attractive countries for renewables investment, after China, a report by U.K. accountancy firm Ernst & Young showed on Tuesday.In an annual ranking of the top 40 renewable energy markets worldwide, China was the top country for the third year running, followed by the United States, which had occupied third place last year due to a shift in U.S. energy policy under President Donald Trump.Even though the United States imposed tariffs on imports of solar photovoltaic and modules this year, the effects have been mostly absorbed by the market and wind projects are not subject to subsidy cuts under a recently passed U.S. tax reform bill.“Solar import tariffs imposed by the U.S. government in January are likely to have only a limited impact on solar energy development in the country but are likely to tip the scales toward wind projects at the utility scale,” the report said.Germany was the third most attractive country in the ranking, while India slipped from second to fourth position due to investor concerns about the threat of solar import tariffs, the report said.More: U.S. Moves Up To Second Most Attractive Renewables Market After China: Reportlast_img read more

MLAX : In 2nd game since return from suspension, Syracuse midfielder Drew scores 2 goals

first_img Published on March 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — Sprinting down the right alley, Kevin Drew had an open look at the goal.He closed in, wound up and took a hard shot into lower half of the net for a score.It was his second of the day. His return to action following suspension was complete.‘It feels good to get back and play some lacrosse,’ Drew said. ‘It’s been a long time, I think Maryland was the last real game I played last season. So just to get back out there and back into it feels great.’His suspension from the team due to an arrest for driving while intoxicated in the fall kept him out for Syracuse’s two scrimmages and first two games of the season ended last week against Virginia. Drew has put a lot behind him after a tumultuous year, but a strong game was still unchecked on his list of needed accomplishments going into Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe senior midfielder finally put together a complete performance Saturday in the Orange’s (3-1, 1-0 Big East) 9-8 win over St. John’s (2-2, 0-1) at DaSilva Memorial Field. Drew finished the game with two goals, but also played well on defense to help keep the Red Storm’s scorers from getting open looks at the goal. On a day when Syracuse’s offense was sloppy and took numerous ill-advised shots, Drew came through in exclamatory fashion and provided a much-needed spark for the Orange.When Drew returned to action following his suspension last week against the Cavaliers, he still hadn’t gotten all of his jitters out of the way. Against St. John’s, though, Drew played with confidence.Head coach John Desko said his conditioning is still catching up. Now, the head coach said, it’s all about getting into midseason form.‘I thought Kevin did a good job. He was on the field quite a bit, and especially after missing the first couple of games and scrimmages, he’s missed four contests,’ Desko said. ‘I think he’s still catching up with his conditioning and that showed. But he really gutted it out and played a good game for us.’Drew’s first goal of the day came with just six seconds left in the first quarter to put the Orange up 2-1. After a St. John’s turnover, SU defender Brian Megill found Drew breaking up the field and fed him a pass for a transition goal.His second score of the day came at a critical time for the Orange.The Red Storm was executing its game plan to near perfection and found itself in position to pull the upset. St. John’s goaltender Jeff Lowman was a force between the pipes, making save after save as the Orange’s shooters refused to change the plane on their shots. And while SU’s offense went stagnant, the Red Storm’s was rolling.After Drew’s first goal, St. John’s scored three unanswered goal to take back the lead and go up 4-2. Then about seven minutes into the second quarter, Drew raced toward the cage with no defender in his way.Drew managed to sneak a shot past Lowman to stop the bleeding for Syracuse. It was Drew’s day to provide a standout performance for the Orange.‘Our goal is to win every Big East game every year,’ Drew said. ‘So someone has to step up every game, so it’s different people every time.’Drew’s typically a defensive midfielder, so the senior is rarely a scoring threat for SU. Last season, he finished with six goals and has scored 13 goals combined in his first three seasons with the Orange.SU midfielder Bobby Eilers said when he wants to, Drew can play offense just as well as he can play defense. He displayed that ability on Saturday, as well, especially late in the game.SJU midfielder Terence Leach, who had three goals on the day, had a good look at the cage to tie the score up at nine. But Drew kept him from getting close to the net, and Leach never managed to score his fourth goal of the game.Drew’s shots on goal were on the money. He played shutdown defense. And most of all, Drew finally put a stamp on his return to lacrosse.‘Kevin Drew can do that every game if he wants,’ Eilers said. ‘He’s super fast, a good shooter. Hopefully, he saw that he can do that and he’ll be doing that a lot more for us.’cjiseman@syr.edu center_img Commentslast_img read more