Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014 Related Shows Directed by Molly Smith, The Velocity of Autumn tells the story of Alexandra (Parsons), a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block, but when her estranged son Chris (Spinella) crawls through her second-floor window, he becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. The Velocity of Autumn premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in 2011. After a sold-out run at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage this past September, the production is slated to open on the Great White Way on April 21. Estelle Parsons The Velocity of Autumn Tickets are now available for Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, starring Oscar winner Estelle Parsons and Tony winner Stephen Spinella. The explosive family comedy will begin performances April 1 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre.
Seaview Terrace Sunshine Beach Qld: Offers from $18m. Picture: realestate.com.auMr Rafter, who has already moved to Byron Bay with his family, has poured millions into the home which has been on the market for over 300 days.The jawdropping home which he owns with wife Lara is on 1,286sq m of beachfront land with the house following “Mediterranean minimalism” with a white-on-white aesthetic.Designed by John Burgess Architect, it has seven bedrooms, five bedrooms and a powder room, an oceanview kitchen with butler’s servery, a beach gatehouse, underground rainwater tank, home theatre, media room, wine cellar, triple garage as well as a stunning infinity pool.Pat had the home built in 2007 at an estimated base cost of $4m, with land value sitting at $3.4m mid last year. The Eagles Nest is a hill top retreat set among the lush Noosa Hinterland. Picture: Realestate.com.auWHAT does an Australian tennis great have in common with a Chinese billionaire? They’re both hunting down elite buyers for homes priced above $18m.Only six homes currently on the market in Queensland have listed prices above $10m, and just two are priced at $18m or more.Tennis great Pat Rafter has the pricey one, a chic Sunshine Beach waterfront home that he had built in 2007 at a base cost of $4m. Seaview Terrace Sunshine Beach Qld: Offers from $18m. Picture: realestate.com.au The Eagles Nest is a hill top retreat set among the lush Noosa Hinterland. Picture: Realestate.com.au The Eagles Nest is a hill top retreat set among the lush Noosa Hinterland. Picture: Realestate.com.au Seaview Terrace Sunshine Beach Qld: Offers from $18m. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago The Eagles Nest is a hill top retreat set among the lush Noosa Hinterland. Picture: Realestate.com.auAlso in the wider Noosa area is Chinese billionaire Tony Fung, who had put his prized Queensland retreat on the market for $18m last year.He has held the property, called The Eagles Nest, via one of this companies for just over two decades and poured millions into creating a haven that’s been tweaked to his liking.When money can buy you anything, what do you buy? Apparently the answer is a personal 18 hole golf course, with the first tee off just off your front veranda. It’s one of just two that are privately held in the country, and he will also throw in everything you see when you go to the open home.“The property is being offered for sale ‘as is’ allowing for a seamless transition and includes all furniture, course equipment, golf carts and improvements such as two 50,000 gallon water tanks.”The home has seven kingsize bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a double garage, separate staff quarters, outdoor teppanyaki pavilion, an all weather championship sized tennis court, and a heated saltwater infinity pool that’s suspended off a ledge.Money sometimes buys very good taste indeed.
Aberdeen-based Balmoral Offshore Engineering is creating a new hyperbaric pressure testing facility in its Subsea Test Centre with financial support from the Scottish Government.Balmoral’s new open access hyperbaric pressure testing facility will support the oil and gas supply chain, specifically, the subsea sector.Economic development agency Scottish Enterprise is supporting the project with a £1 million ($1.3 million) research and development grant to the company, which will invest £1.5 million ($1.9 million) in the project.According to estimates, the project could more than double Scotland’s capacity for large-scale open access pressure testing of vessels from two vessels to five.Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement ahead of the National Economic Forum in Inverness. She said: “This specialist facility will allow new products to be developed and existing ones to be tested and improved. This will bring huge benefits in developing and supporting emerging technologies in the oil and gas industry.“Scotland is a world leader in subsea engineering, already accounting for around 15 per cent of the £50 billion global subsea market and as our Subsea Engineering Action Plan has outlined. We want to build on this, supporting companies to grow and ensure we have the class-leading test and research infrastructure needed to meet future needs of a sector that already employs 38,000 in Scotland.“While it is clear the oil and gas sector faces ongoing challenges, this investment continues to underline the many opportunities that remain in Scotland’s world-class supply chain.The project will create Scotland’s first fully open access ultra-deep water hyperbaric test facility enabling testing for products that will be exported to international markets.Jim Milne, chairman and managing director of Balmoral Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment from Scottish Enterprise, an organization we have been collaborating successfully with for many years.”
PLATTEVILLE — Bo Ryan certainly left his mark at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, winning four national championships during his 15 years as head coach of the Pioneers.On Saturday afternoon, however, Ryan literally left his mark as the basketball court at Williams Fieldhouse was dedicated to him during halftime of the Pioneers game against UW-Eau Claire.”It’s a great honor for my dad and the family,” said Will Ryan, Ryan’s son and the director of basketball operations at UW-Madison. “It brings back so many memories coming to this gym. To come back here to see it packed here all the way to the rafters again for Dad. … It’s a lot of fun.”Williams Fieldhouse, the compact, rustic home of UW-Platteville was jam-packed — certainly over the listed capacity of 2,300 — as orange-and-blue clad fans crammed into the creaky wooden bleachers and everyone was there to cheer on Ryan. The sixth-year Badger head coach will forever have his signature adorn the court once the arena goes through a series of renovations in the offseason.He spoke to the crowd for just more than six minutes, pledging not to name names as he thanked his greatest supporters for fear he would leave someone out.Ryan made it through but had to fight back tears, his voice cracking at one point.”Kelly and I, in 1984, were deciding where we were going with our lives,” Ryan said in his speech’s emotional crescendo. “We came to the city of Platteville, the university, southwest Wisconsin with a lot of things in mind other than just to develop a professional career as a coach. We came here to raise a family.”We came with three [children]. We liked it so much we had two more.”The Badger basketball team accompanied Ryan and received a pair of standing ovations from the crowd. The event was just the latest highlight in an already memorable Wisconsin hoops season.”I’ve had a feeling since after the Italy trip that this is going to be a special year and this adds on to it,” Wisconsin senior forward Alando Tucker said. “Coach Ryan is leaving his legacy here and we are building a legacy as a team. It’s just adding on to a brilliant year that we’ve had so far.”The Pioneers’ average attendance for home games this season was 872 heading into Saturday’s ceremony, but the Platteville-Eau Claire game had been sold out for weeks, as fans showed up in droves to support their former head coach.”He’s Platteville’s legend,” Tucker said. “To actually be here and see the responses that he gets as soon as he gets off the bus, it’s amazing. It’s truly an honor for him.”It was hardly a surprise considering Ryan’s body of work at the tiny southwest Wisconsin outpost with an enrollment of only 6,200. Besides the four championships, Ryan went 353-76 at Platteville (.822) including an astonishing 266-26 (.909) in the 90s. He also coached two of the only three teams in Division-III history to ever have undefeated seasons (1995 and 1998).”Twenty-three years ago, a young man by the name of William Francis Ryan Jr. was introduced to us as the new UW-P men’s basketball coach,” said John Krogman, UW-Platteville’s associate vice chancellor of information services. “While we knew a little about Coach Bo Ryan, we had no idea of the historic ride that we were about to take.”At the end of the ceremony the stencils reading “Bo Ryan Court” that will decorate the floor at Williams Fieldhouse were unveiled and Ryan was given a plaque featuring the design. Ryan wouldn’t agree to the floor naming until it was official that it would highlight a large fundraising effort to aid the school and the renovation.”We were not just Platteville, we were southwest Wisconsin,” Ryan said. “We felt like we represented a heck of a lot more than just the university.”Ryan closed his speech with a tribute to his former players and the university.”The wins and the record is a whisper. What’s going to speak the loudest is how you conduct your personal lives, what you give back to your communities,” Ryan said. “And to me, in that respect the University of Wisconsin-Platteville people are the best.”Chancellor David Marquee, the man who hired Ryan, perhaps summed it up best when, as the crowd roared its appreciation, he spoke eight words quietly into the microphone.”It’s a great day to be a Pioneer.”
Barcelona have agreed a deal with Guangzhou Evergrande to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho for 40 million euros ($47.19 million), the Spanish club said on Monday.”The new Barcelona player will sign for the next four seasons (and) the player’s buyout clause is set at 120 million euros,” Barcelona said in a statement.”Paulinho will undergo a club medical on Thursday (when) the signing of the contract and his official presentation will also take place.”Paulinho Bezerra, FC Barcelona’s new signing https://t.co/TGWrKjWkfG??????? Welcome, Paulinho!????´ #BeBara #ForaBara pic.twitter.com/DoqmRFpunu- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 14, 2017The 29-year-old is Barcelona’s first signing since the Spanish giants sold Neymar to Paris St Germain earlier this month for a world record 222 million euros, with the Catalans still looking to make further reinforcements.Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele have both been targeted by Barcelona as they search for a player capable of replacing Neymar’s spark on the left of the attack.Coutinho has handed in a transfer request at Anfield. Barcelona have had two bids rejected for Coutinho and are poised to return with a third offer, according to reports in Spain.The arrival of Coutinho’s Brazil team mate Paulinho will allow Barcelona to add more muscle and energy to a midfield which struggled to keep control of games last season.”Paulinho is a player who stands out for being a powerful midfielder at 1.82m tall who can get into the box and play anywhere in the middle of the park. He has plenty of experience in the game on various continents,” Barcelona added.advertisementPaulinho failed to make an impact in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur after joining from Corinthians and departed to Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015 for 14 million euros.While in the Chinese top flight Paulinho found his best form, scoring 25 goals in 95 games for Guangzhou, and earned a recall to the Brazilian national side.($1 = 0.8477 euros)