Funny. Did you hear that? “Funny.” Yeah, our fans said…OK we’ll stop. It’s Monday, and we could all use a laugh. Last week, we took to Twitter to ask you which Broadway tweeter cracked you up the most. We narrowed down the list to 10 contenders, and made you choose: Which Great White Way star should take home the honorary Tony Award for Best Twitter Account? The votes are in, and the (imaginary) Tony goes to… 1. Laura Benanti—33% When she’s not busy delivering some mad side-eye on the small screen, Laura Benanti is consistently killing it in the Twittersphere. From expressing admiration for her doting fans, to the occasional slice of humble pie to her inventive takes on sporting events and music festivals, this Tony winner has all the material she needs for an HBO standup special. Congrats on winning our poll, Laura! Please contact us to claim your prize (a My Fair Lady revival). Jackie Hoffman 2. Lesli Margherita—22% Bow down to the Queen! We may not get to see her burlesque routine in Peter Pan Live!, but that’s OK, because she continues to crack audiences up nightly as the “Loud” Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda. Speaking of which, if you see the show and go to the stage door after, be careful what you say. Because your words may be immortalized by the Looks Not Books star herself. And we will laugh. Lesli Margherita View Comments Laura Benanti Star Files 3. Jackie Hoffman—17% Here’s a Great White Way firecracker you don’t want to cross. The former Broadway.com video blogger’s Twitter reads as one part fashion manifesto, one part free ad space for On the Town with just a dash of a cryptic plea for help. And we love every bit of it.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享John Funk for the Cleveland Plain Dealer:FirstEnergy customers could save $256 million over the next eight years, state regulators believe, by paying increased monthly bills now.That extra money, which could be as low as $3.50 or as high as $8-to-$10 a month in the next couple of years, will subsidize the operations of two power plants that cannot match the low-priced power produced by natural gas-fired plants, which now set wholesale prices on the high-voltage grid.The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio handed down its ruling Thursday, agreeing with FirstEnergy that saving the old power plants is a good idea and that in later years the arrangement will lower customer bills because natural gas prices could increase significantly. The commission also concluded that if the plants were to close, the cost of building new transmission line upgrades would cost between $436 million and $1.1 billion, costs customers would bear.The opinion and order, which is sure to be appealed, dismisses the arguments made by the experts retained by opponents, including the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the Sierra Club, competing power companies and others. These analysts concluded that the power deals could cost FirstEnergy’s customers an extra $3 billion to $5 billion over the eight years.UCO believes FirstEnergy deal will save customers $256 million Appeals Expected in Ohio Ruling to Keep Aging Coal Plants Online
NEW YORK – Malachi Richardson started receiving pats on the back, leaning back in his chair and breathing a sigh of relief even before his name was announced. He knew he was going to be taken. When commissioner Adam Silver called Richardson to the stage with the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, he didn’t react nearly as triumphantly as some of the players who came off the board before.“Just excited to be drafted,” he said shortly after being taken, in a hush tone as tears seemed to dry from his eyes at the podium. “Whirlwind of emotions.”For Richardson, who was projected to be drafted earlier than he was, the wait of almost three hours was tedious. He sat at his table in the Green Room, flanked by his mom and dad as well as several other family members. For some of the picks before him, he stared into the stands as players who were projected to go much later walked past him and up to the stage. When his friend Wade Baldwin IV was picked 17th, the spot Richardson was reportedly promised to be taken by the Memphis Grizzlies, he and his family clapped lightly.But with the 22nd overall pick, the Sacramento Kings, via the Charlotte Hornets, helped Richardson validate his decision to leave school after one year.“It just feels like an animal being lifted off my back,” he said. “Just waiting and waiting to hear your name called is sort of crazy.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRichardson was picked by a team he didn’t work out for in Sacramento, but he said he spent time with Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins when he was training in Las Vegas. He wore a Hornets hat at his press conference but will instead head to a team that didn’t make the playoffs. The Kings have several young pieces in Cousins, Ben McLemore and Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere.On Wednesday, Richardson said he just didn’t want to be the last person sitting in the Green Room. Nineteen prospects were invited to sit in the area, on the floor at the Barclays Center, and Richardson was the fourth-to-last remaining.It wasn’t what the 20-year-old expected, but it was validating.“There was a lot of guys sitting in the Green Room that everyone thought would be picked earlier and there were a lot of people picked that no one really thought about,” Richardson said. “It was definitely tough sitting and waiting, but it was definitely worth it.” Comments Published on June 23, 2016 at 11:13 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+