Filmmaker’s Drone Accidentally Snaps Striking Image of Newlyweds on Rooftop

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis mysterious wedding couple has been the subject of an internet search ever since a drone accidentally took their picture.Brandon Li was trying to capture the sunset with his Phantom 3 drone in Hong Kong on September 28th.When he was reviewing the footage later, however, he saw a pair of newlyweds sprawled out on a rooftop garden.LOOK: Hawaiian Volcano Erupts Into Smiley Face Just as its Flow Reaches the SeaHoping his friends might know who the anonymous duo was, Brandon posted the photo to Facebook.Though the couple’s identity hasn’t yet been discovered, people all over social media have fallen in love with the striking image.Fly This Story Over To Your Friends: Click To Share – Photo by Brandon Li   Clint Eastwood’s Incredible Net Worth at Age 88 popcornews.com x Sponsored by RevcontentFind Out More >80,586AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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The Lion King’s L. Steven Taylor on Broadway’s ‘Turning Point’

first_img“I grew up in a really underserved area in Indianapolis—theater just wasn’t something that was accessible to me. When I got into the music department at my high school, one of my choir teachers took me to see a production of Les Misérables. There was a Black guy who was playing Javert. That’s my dream role—one of them. I feel like seeing him, seeing some type of representation of who I was up on the stage at that time, really changed the course of my life. I thought, ‘Oh, I can actually commit to this. There are people who are doing it who look like me. Maybe I could be that someone for the people who come behind me.’ I joined the company of The Lion King—oh, man. I think 13 years ago. I left the show to go do other stuff a couple of times, but it’s kind of a show that keeps just calling me back. There is a real sense of community. It’s home base for me. I felt like I was having an identity crisis without going into the theater eight times a week….When I originally joined the show, I was in the ensemble, and I was the Mufasa understudy. I think finding my way in the role of Mufasa also helped me find my way as to who I am as a father in real life. My son is studying musical theater right now. He’s a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon. I feel like we are at a turning point. We’re setting up what Broadway is going to be for the next generation. As a Black performer, being part of the conversations that are taking place right now—what we want theater to look like, what stories we tell and who’s telling those stories—to be part of those conversations in this moment of time definitely makes me proud. There is a weight that also comes with that: the weight of the responsibility for getting it right for all of these kids who are coming behind us. It’s definitely not lost on me….I’m really looking forward to seeing how everybody bounces back from this. I’ve been writing a musical with a castmate of mine. We started this two years ago. It’s based on what we’re experiencing right now and how it parallels some other times in history. I’m really looking forward to seeing what is born out of this, both creatively and interpersonally.” from $75.00 Related Shows L. STEVEN TAYLORTHE LION KINGThough the shutdown is keeping The Lion King’s L. Steven Taylor from his regular perch on Pride Rock, Broadway’s Mufasa is still tending to his dynasty. In addition to working on his own musical during this time, he is also reflecting on conversations being had in the industry and what they mean for the aspiring theater makers, including his own son.  Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty palaces sitting in repose, waiting for the lights and stars to return. In this new Broadway.com photo feature, he reunites members of the theater community with their Broadway home #AwayFromHome. Star Files L. Steven Taylor The Lion King L. Steven Taylor at the Minskoff Theatre (Photo by Matthew Stocke for Broadway.com) Photos by Matthew Stocke/Matt James Photo NYC for Broadway.comReporting by Lindsey Sullivan View Commentslast_img read more

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Counsel fee not fixed for claim which left protocol

first_imgCounsel fees for a case which dropped out of the pre-action protocol do not need to be fixed, a senior costs judge has ruled.Master Brown, sitting in the High Court (Senior Courts Costs Office), rejected an appeal from the defendant in Dover v Finsbury Food Group Plc to restrict costs to the fixed £150, instead upholding a decision of a costs officer to award £500. He held that the relevant provisions permitted recovery of counsel’s fee for advising in conference as a disbursement.The personal injury claim was started under the pre-action protocol for low-value personal injury, but settled for £70,000 after leaving the portal.In their points of dispute, the defendant disputed any entitlement to payment of counsel’s fee, contending that no such fee was payable under the relevant provisions in a claim which exited the protocol. It was submitted the costs were deemed to be included within the fixed fees.Master Brown cited Qader, where Lord Justice Briggs (as he then was) described the protocol as providing an efficient modern framework for resolving modest PI claims, but not designed for resolving large claims or complex disputes. The judge in Qader ruled that PI cases that leave the portal and continue on the multi-track were not subject to fixed costs.The defendants argued in Dover that the detail of Civil Procedure Rules did not permit recovery of specialist or counsel advice if incurred after a claim has exited the protocol. Master Brown said this reading of the provisions was ‘strained’ and there was no such restriction.The judge said it was clear the government, when it adopted the rules, was concerned that without the provision of such costs, claims would be under-settled. Hence, specialist and independent advice (if reasonably required) would be payable by, in effect, a ring-fenced payment in the form of a disbursement.He added: ‘In cases which exit the protocols on the grounds that the value exceeds £25,000, it is difficult to see, given the likely added complexity associated with them that it must have been intended that costs of any independent advice required would be so limited.’ The defendant’s appeal was dismissed.last_img read more

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Paintsil steers Fulham to Europe

first_imgGhana defender John Pantsil has proven to be one of the most instrumental players who helped to send Fulham to Europe this season.The English side finished seventh in the Premier League which ended on Sunday despite a 2-0 loss to Everton on the final day.The defender has played all but one of the 38 matches of the league season and missed the single game because of suspension.Panstil, who suffered lack of playing time at rivals West Ham, joined Fulham at the start of the season and has won the hearts of the fans because of his commitment to the clubHe played constantly as the right wing back for the club and made the club’s defence resolute this season.After surviving on the last day in season 2007/08, the Cottagers made great inroads this season. Meanwhile, Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has rated qualifying for next season’s inaugural European league as one of his greatest managerial achievements.Hodgson said although he doesn’t like rating his achievements, this one is right up there.“I said to the players after the game that I’ve had a long career and I’ve been very lucky,” said Hodgson.“Quite a few honours have come my way but as far as I’m concerned, the work these guys have done for me this year, not just the players, but all the staff around me, makes me really proud of it. I will remember it as one of my very best years.“I don’t like ranking achievement but this one will always be one of the finest moments. When I came to Fulham we looked doomed and a year-and-a-half later we are in seventh place and in Europe – and I do think that is an achievement. “I don’t want to take credit for that. I am a cog in the wheel. I am a person who prepares the players but they deserve the credit. The fans pay to see the players not me.“I am really pleased with the players and the work they have put in. Fortunately the other results went pretty much as we thought. For Tottenham to beat Liverpool at Anfield was always going to be a tough task. But I will take seventh spot and the European place.“After a couple of days I shall look back on what has been a fantastic season for us.“Now the hard work begins to make certain that we try and bolster our squad and start all over again on August 1.“We can look back on season2008/09 like and we can say it was a great season because we got into Europe.” Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

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GOP Senate to move forward on ‘Obamacare’ repeal

first_imgWASHINGTON | The Republican-led Senate is poised to take a step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law despite anxiety among some GOP senators that they still haven’t come up with an alternative.A procedural budget vote slated for late Wednesday or early Thursday would put the process in motion, triggering committee action to write repeal legislation that could come to a vote next month. A full replacement would follow sometime after that, presuming Republicans can come up with one.“We must act quickly to bring relief to the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that repealing and replacing the law should happen “essentially simultaneously,” even in the same day, week or hour. That will be almost impossible to achieve due to complex Senate rules, united Democratic opposition and substantive policy disagreements among Republicans.The 2010 law extended health insurance to some 20 million Americans, prevented insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and steered millions of dollars to states for the Medicaid health program for the poor.The Senate procedural vote will set up special budget rules that will allow the repeal vote to take place with a simple majority in the 100-member Senate, instead of the 60 votes required to move most legislation.That means Republicans, who control 52 seats, can push through repeal legislation without Democratic cooperation. They’re also discussing whether there are some elements of a replacement bill that could get through at the same time with a simple majority. But for most elements of a new health care law, Republicans are likely to need 60 votes and Democratic support, and at this point the two parties aren’t even talking.Increasing numbers of Republicans have expressed anxiety over obliterating the law without a replacement to show voters.“We should start immediately to repeal, reform and replace Obamacare, and it shouldn’t be finally repealed until we have a replacement ready,” Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., whose panel will be at the center of this year’s battle, said in a brief interview.Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who wants repeal and replace together, said the president-elect telephoned him Friday to voice support for that timing.“He’s aware of my arguments for doing replacement at the same time, and he agreed,” Paul said.last_img read more

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