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Stage and Screen Star Rosemary Murphy Dies at 89

first_img Perhaps best known for playing Miss Maudie in the 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, Murphy also had a distinguished career in the theater, receiving Tony nods for her performances in A Delicate Balance, Any Wednesday and Period of Adjustment. She made her Great White Way debut in 1950 in The Tower Beyond Tragedy and her many other Broadway credits included Weekend, Ladies at the Alamo, Coastal Disturbances, The Devil’s Disciple and Waiting in the Wings. Stage and screen star Rosemary Murphy died on July 5 at her home in New York City. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She was 89. On screen, Murphy won the Emmy for her portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin. Other screen credits included Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, September with Elaine Stritch and the 1966 film version of Any Wednesday that starred Jane Fonda. View Comments Survivors include her sister Mildred and nephew Greg.last_img read more

‘Plug and Play’ Solar Finds Markets in Nebraska and Ohio

first_img‘Plug and Play’ Solar Finds Markets in Nebraska and Ohio FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Midwest Energy News:Utility customers in Ohio and Nebraska are among those taking advantage of a new and simpler technique for connecting solar arrays and other renewable energy systems to the grid.ConnectDER, as it’s known, generally eliminates the need to enter a home and it greatly reduces the amount of electrical work required.“It allows you to inject the solar on the customer side of the meter prior to getting into the home,” said Michael Shonka, a solar installer who has put the new equipment in a half-dozen homes in the Omaha area. “This means we can cut out $1,000 to $2,000 worth of cost in the system because you don’t need electricians to go through foundations trying to get to the service panel, and you don’t need to rearrange the panel.”Some people know it as “plug and play” solar.The ConnectDER “collar” plugs into the meter socket, typically on the outside of the house, and then the meter plugs into the ConnectDER, meaning that the solar panels’ inverter connects directly with the meter without having to go through the household service panel.In Nebraska, the Omaha Public Power District approved the equipment this past summer, and the Lincoln Electric System is now evaluating it. In Ohio, utilities in Tipp City, Yellow Springs and Westerville permit the new technology, as do about a dozen other utilities from Vermont to California and Hawaii.Shonka said he is “always looking for innovations in the industry,” and heard about ConnectDER at an industry meeting.“I recognized this as being a problem because every time I went to do an installation, I ran into issues with how to make the electrical connection.” The last few feet of wiring, he said, “are very expensive. You have to get through foundations, run wire in conduit through the inside of the house, rearrange the circuit-breaker box.”Marketing the product is time-consuming, said ConnectDER’s product manager, Jon Knauer, because, “Each new market that we want to sell it into requires utility approval. Over time that gets easier, because once we have a couple utilities sign off, the others tend to follow along. We’re still in the phase of opening up new markets.”He’s hopeful that in the Midwest, with its numerous municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives, the technology may spread more rapidly than in other regions.Smaller non-profit utilities “make decisions fairly quickly. The (Omaha Public Power District) approved it in a month or two, which isn’t very long. And there are a lot of statewide municipal or co-op associations that you can take the product to and say, ‘This group of utilities similar to you are doing this, and maybe you should think about doing the same.’”More: New connection technology is cutting cost of solar installationlast_img read more

I think Mahendra Singh Dhoni is past his best: Roger Binny

first_imgNEW DELHI: Former India cricketer and selector Roger Binny feels wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is past his prime now and that is evident from the way he has been playing cricket in the last two seasons. Dhoni last played for Team India in the semifinal of the 2019 ICC World Cup in Manchester where they sufferred a heartbreaking 18-run defeat against New Zealand.”He (MS Dhoni) has lost a bit of fitness. There are younger players coming through the system. He was good enough to pass on the gloves to the younger players which is good of him but yeah, I think he is past his best,” Binny said during an interaction on Sportskeeda’s Facebook page. “Seeing him the last couple of seasons, he is easily past his best cricket which he has played, which we have seen him capable of doing,” he added. Dhoni was gearing up to take part in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League in March, knowing a good performance in the cash-rich league for Chennai Super Kings could help him seal a place in the squad for T20 World Cup Down Under. IANS Also watch: The Mores: Let’s Talk Lifestyle & Fashionlast_img read more

East Tennessee State extends streak, knocks off Mercer 73-60

first_imgThe Buccaneers leveled the season series against the Bears with the win. Mercer defeated East Tennessee State 71-55 on Jan. 29. East Tennessee State plays The Citadel at home on Wednesday. Mercer takes on Wofford on the road on Wednesday.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Update on the latest sports East Tennessee State extends streak, knocks off Mercer 73-60 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMACON, Ga. (AP) — Daivien Williamson had 16 points as East Tennessee State defeated Mercer 73-60 on Saturday.Tray Boyd III had 15 points for East Tennessee State (21-4, 10-2 Southern Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive road victory. Lucas N’Guessan added 13 points. Bo Hodges had 11 points.Djordje Dimitrijevic had 22 points for the Bears (12-13, 6-6). Ethan Stair added 19 points and eight rebounds. Maciej Bender had seven rebounds. February 8, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

Sharapova rediscovers winning form on Madrid clay

first_imgMaria Sharapova won for the first time since the Australian Open as she beat Mihaela Buzarnescu, 6-4, 6-1, on Sunday in the Madrid Open.The Russian five-time Grand Slam champion has been struggling with an arm injury, losing her last four matches, crashing out in the first round in Stuttgart last week.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I think it was a great match. I played really well. Of course, maybe she didn’t play her best, but she’s always tough to play against,” Halep said.Halep has been having fitness issues with her legs and lost to CoCo Vandeweghe in the second round on the Stuttgart clay last week.“I don’t have problems any more. I had a lot of treatment. I took care of my leg,” Halep said. “It was actually coming from the back. I always have little issues with my back, so I know how to treat it.”A third Romanian, Sorana Cirstea also reached the second round by beating Czech Katerina Siniakova, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.“All the girls from Romania are really strong. They train a lot. They play really well, if they are confident,” Halep said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In-form Romanian Buzarnescu reached the Prague Open final last week, but unseeded Sharapova, who took the title in Madrid in 2014, dominated this first round meeting.Sharapova jumped to a 5-2 lead in the first set but Buzarnescu briefly showed some resistance by winning the next two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Russian seized the momentum by breaking again to clinch the set and dropped only one more game as she won in 82 minutes to set up a second-round match with another Romanian, Irina-Camelia Begu, who upset No.5 seed Jelena Ostapenko the evening before.In another Romanian-Russian clash top seed Simona Halep crushed Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0, for a 13th straight victory in the tournament. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Floyd Mayweather Jr. to visit Philippines ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew There was a mild upset in the men’s tournament, where unseeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet knocked out Czech 14th seed Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2.Canadian Denis Shapovalov joined Gasquet in the second round after seeing off American Tennys Sandgren 6-1, 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more