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  • Odds & Ends: ‘Let It Go’ With Idina Menzel & More

    first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. ‘Let It Go’ With Idina MenzelGot Frozen fever? Can’t wait for the stage adaptation of the hit Disney movie to land on Broadway or for the sequel to make its way to movie theaters? Then Idina Menzel and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez can help. They will be teaming up at Stage 48 on April 17 for a sing-along to your favorite Frozen songs, a dance party, crafts and more…all in aid of the Broadway supernova’s A BroaderWay Foundation, which empowers inner city girls through arts education. Incidentally, flanked by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Easter Bunny, Menzel performed the Star Spangled Banner at the White House Easter Egg Roll on March 28. Pay close attention to what the Bunny gets up to, below. Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Tread the BoardsSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will swap the courtroom for the stage this July in Venice, Italy! The renowned theater lover is set to make a cameo as a judge presiding over Shylock’s trial in a production of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. According to the Washington Post, the event is part of a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Venice’s Jewish ghetto.Harriet Harris & More Tapped for New Joe DiPietro PlayTony winner Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Jeff Marlow, Lee Sellars and more will star in the previously announced world premiere of Hollywood. Penned by Tony winner Joe DiPietro and directed by Christopher Ashley, the production will play May 10 through June 12 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for May 18 and we’re keeping a close eye on this noir thriller…Next stop New York?Hugh Jackman Channels BaywatchHugh Jackman was a real-life superhero over the weekend at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. As you can see from the below video, several swimmers, including his 15-year-old son Oscar, got caught in a riptide. Cue the Tony winner and lifeguards going to the rescue—what a relief that nobody was seriously hurt. Idina Menzel(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Star Filescenter_img View Comments Idina Menzellast_img read more

  • How to bid on your dream home, and win

    first_img 72/89 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, will go to auction on Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm through Place estate agencyMr Nickerson says that while auctions can be nerve-wracking, people should not feel overwhelmed by them. He says the best thing to do is to break the process down into manageable parts. “Ask yourself, ‘What can I do prior to the auction?’ and ‘What are effective strategies on the day?’”Mr Nickerson says one mistake buyers make when going to an auction is not doing enough research. “When it comes to the house people go all out on research; they get valuations, measure stuff etc, but when it comes to the actual auction they’ve done no research at all,” he says.Mr Nickerson advises people should, at the very least, watch some auctions online or in person to see how they work.“Make the unknown known. Watch how an auction pans out, it’s not always how you might think,” he says. “Observe the auctioneer, they’re all different in how they run an auction. And make sure you know the terms and conditions because once that hammer comes down, that’s it.” 151 London Rd, Belmont, will be auctioned on Saturday, March 21 at 4pm through Re/MaxMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoHowever, Mr Nickerson says the biggest mistake people make on auction day is to not bid, or bid too late. “It sounds silly but a lot of people go in thinking they’ll be Joe Cool and sweep in with the winning bid at the end,” he says. “This doesn’t happen. Often times a bidding war breaks out, it gains pace and before you know it you’ve been left behind.”He says the best approach is to adopt a three-budget strategy – the first being a starting budget. “This is the price that you should start your bidding at.”The second is the fair budget. “This is the price at which your budget is set and that you think is a fair price for the property.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenBizarre mistakes people make at auction02:17 Home-hunters turn to buyers’ agents as property market sizzles HAMMER TIME: 36 Catania Street in Wishart, southeast Brisbane, will go to auction on site on Saturday, March 14, at 10am, through Harcourts BeyondYou’ve spent months searching and, at last, you’ve found the home of your dreams. The only problem is, it’s up for auction. The thought of buying a property at auction is a daunting one for many people. Some feel so intimidated by the process that they exclude auction properties from their search, relegating them to the too hard basket. “Auctions are public, in front of everyone and many people are not comfortable with that,” says Justin Nickerson, the leading auctioneer at Apollo Auctions. “Anything that’s unknown to people breeds a certain level of fear and the ramifications of what can happen is suddenly heightened. This can put some off trying for a property altogether.” The third is the absolute budget. “This is the dollar figure over which you absolutely cannot go. If you have these three budget limits, then you have an auction plan.“But for all the strategies in the world, don’t let yourself get carried away. If someone has a higher budget than you, don’t do anything. Know your limits.”Mr Nickerson says that if a property is grabbing attention in the lead-up to auction day, the best approach is to try to control the bidding. “Start with a high bid because it will knock out the momentum. For example, I held an auction where there were 14 registered bidders on a house valued at about $1.5 million. Someone started the bids at $1.46 million, about where it was going to sell, which immediately subdued the frenzy. In the end only two people out of the 14 ended up bidding.” RELATED: Buyers making cash offers to stop house auctionslast_img read more

  • Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg partners with IYI to host Poverty Simulation Exercises

    first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg campus recently partnered with the Indiana Youth Institute to host two poverty simulation exercises for the community.During the four-hour workshops, participants were provided with an opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. They were then faced with making critical decisions on how to provide for their families over the course of an entire month. “We at the Fairbanks School of Public Health are encouraged to see other educational partners like Ivy Tech recognizing the role poverty plays in the lives of so many Hoosier families. We are grateful to the students who felt compelled to participate in such a learning experience and are appreciative of the volunteers who offered their time,” commented Shandy Dearth. Dearth and Dr. Ross Silverman, both from the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, served as facilitators for the workshops.Approximately 150 members of the community participated in the workshops, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati and One Community One Family. Participants were given a variety of roles to assume during the workshops, some of which included a single mother working long hours to provide for her children and a teenager who is responsible for his sibling’s wellbeing. At the end of the simulation, a debriefing session was held to help participants process the experience. “As we work to increase campus initiatives directly related to diversity, equity, & belonging, it was our hope those who participated in the Poverty Simulation would leave with an increased awareness of the effects of poverty on our students and community members, as well as develop insight into the barriers created by a life in poverty,”last_img read more

  • Blizzard says World of StarCraft mod is okay as long as it

    first_imgOn Wednesday, we reported that the makers of an in-game Starcraft II mod called World of Starcraft had found its official YouTube trailer pulled due to a copyright complaint on the part of Activision-Blizzard.Well, good news, closure and all that: it appears that the modder is going to be allowed to go ahead with his MMO StarCraft II project and all of the confusion has been sorted out. Predictably, the big issue was the (unwise) choice of the name World of StarCraft, which provoked the ire of Blizzard’s layers. World of StarCraft‘s creator explained the resolution on the official project forums:“The Deputy General Council from Blizzard contacted me last night to discuss the details of the “World of Starcraft” project. We talked for a while and apparently some people from Blizz were concerned I was developing the game somehow outside of SC2. Anyways I explained the details of the project to him and made it clear this mod was to be developed within SC2.“After that was clear he obviously wanted the name to be changed… I’m trying to work with him to get the name Starcraft Universe (Currently in holding by Mille25) or Starcraft Chronicles. I am fully respectful of Blizzard’s Intellectual property, and they DO in fact own a copyright on “World of Starcraft” and have EVERY RIGHT to do what they did. If I want to continue this project I’m at the mercy of Blizzard’s good graces since they OWN it all.” In short, Blizzard was just trying to protect their IP and make sure that the mod team didn’t intend on making this a stand-alone game… they didn’t really want to squash a good StarCraft II mod by a true fan. All’s well that ends well.Read more at World of Starcraftlast_img read more