Virginia Sen. Amanda Chase sues over being censured

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A firebrand conservative Virginia state senator seeking the Republican nomination for governor has filed a federal lawsuit over her legislative colleagues’ recent decision to censure her. The Virginia Senate approved a measure rebuking Sen. Amanda Chase for a “pattern of unacceptable conduct” last week in a bipartisan vote. In a news release announcing the lawsuit, Chase’s office said she was “being singled out and selectively penalized for taking unpopular political positions.” The lawsuit seeks an injunction preventing the Senate clerk from allowing the publication of the censure resolution in the chamber’s official journal. The state officials named as defendants didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

PEMCo performs ‘Guys and Dolls’

first_imgIf you ask senior Clare Strickland, PEMCo’s executive producer, how she balances majoring in Neuroscience with overseeing the spring show “Guys and Dolls”, she would respond:“That’s a funny joke! We simply don’t sleep.”If you ask sophomore Alison Croucher, the director of the upcoming spring show, “Guys and Dolls,” how she manages to stay motivated between her Film, Television, and Theater course load and 24 hours per week of PEMCo rehearsals, she would respond:“Pure adrenaline and exhaustion at this point is what keeps me going. I don’t even have time to get a coffee.”Being a full-time student and also part of PEMCo, an entirely student-run and self-sustaining musical theatre group, is no small feat.“Balancing is hard. There’s no way you can have 24 hours of practice a week, have the amazing, glorious social life you want, and do well in academics and extracurriculars,” sophomore Roni Mansour, the music director of the spring show, said.Mansour, majoring in Music and English with a minor in Musical Theater, has had to learn to wear many different hats, along with the rest of the PEMCo team of around 50 members, including four producers, 21 cast members, 16 pit members and countless other people who have contributed to the show. Directors, producers and cast members alike, might find themselves running from a physics lab or an art critique to rehearsal. With that in mind, it can be a challenge to put together a show with so many different schedules and the routine distractions and stressors of everyday college life.“You leave everything at the door when you walk in and give everything you have to the production and rehearsal,” Croucher said. “It’s a journey, and it’s a process. As a director, I have to constantly be reading the room.”The size of the cast and crew could potentially cause conflict, but Mansour said the group’s mutual respect ensures that they work productively.“Everything comes down to respect. The cast has respect for us, we have respect for them. You have to check your egos at the door,” Mansour said.While rehearsals and the production process can be taxing, there is a reason that students come back year after year to be part of PEMCo productions — shows are rewarding and fun.“We have a really good balance between having fun and being professional,” Strickland said. “While at times, [the show] can be another source of stress, being at rehearsal is stress relief for me. It’s a really safe place where we can kind of let go and escape any troubles that we are going through.”Croucher echoed Strickland’s sentiments as she credited a love of theater as her motivation.While “Guys and Dolls” has been done time and time again, PEMCo is trying to put their own twist on the production.“This is a classic golden-age show, meaning it’s old. It’s been redone and re-vibed countless times. How are we going to make it our own? How is our version going to be different than what you saw on Broadway five years ago?” Croucher said when asked about how she has adapted the show at the University.Mansour said the most exciting part of the show has been “messing around with the music and making it our own.”“It’s a unique show with our own taste of creativity,” she said.Performances of “Guys and Dolls” will be take place Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Washington Hall. Tickets are now on sale at the LaFortune Box Office. Student tickets are $7 and non-student tickets are $10.Tags: Guys and Dolls, PEMCo, Washington Halllast_img read more

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for users around the world

first_imgFacebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down today with social media users throughout Ireland and worldwide left frustrated.All three of the social networks – which belong to Facebook – started having issues at 11am.Monitoring website downdetector.ie received hundreds of complaints regarding the problems. Hundreds of people also took to Twitter to report the issues.Those hoping to log on are being presented with an error message saying the site “can’t be reached”.As a result, people are unable to also access Facebook Messenger on PCs or laptops.It is not clear at this stage what the problem is, however normal service did resume for a time on Facebook just after 12pm noon before issues persisted. Facebook has yet to comment on the outage.Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for users around the world was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FacebookWhatsApplast_img read more

Hrithik Roshan teases fans with a new poster of Super 30 says

first_imgSuper 30 posterPR HandoutHrithik Roshan is all geared up for his next release and who lately is seen being on a poster spree- the superstar has dropped one more poster with an important message with it.The poster showcases the actor sitting right in the middle of the bookshelves in the library in deep thought.The actor took to his social media and posted the new poster of Super 30, sharing the same Hrithik Roshan writes, “प्रतिभा और साधन दोनों हैं तैयार, बस छलांग लगाने की देर है! India all set to take the leap, this 12th July! #Super30″Essaying the role of real-life teacher Anand Kumar in Super 30, Hrithik Roshan has been receiving appreciation from all across for capturing the gestures with utmost perfection which even, Anand Kumar himself commended Hrithik for imbibing his soul in his character.Super 30, a story of the triumph of spirit, Hrithik will be reprising the role of a Mathematician, Anand Kumar who trains students for IIT-JEE in Bihar.Reliance Entertainment in association with HRX Films presents A Sajid Nadiadwala Film, A Phantom Production, directed by Vikas Bahl. Produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Phantom Films & Reliance Entertainment. A Reliance Entertainment & PVR Pictures release.last_img read more