American Psycho’s Drew Moerlein on His Early Royal Role, Side Business and Fave ’80s Jam

first_img Age: 29Hometown: Bow, NHCurrent Role: Paul Owen, Patrick Bateman’s slick co-worker whose superior business card drives Bateman to earn his title as American Psycho.Stage & Screen Cred: Moerlein is making his Broadway debut in American Psycho. His previous stage credits include Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as well as Christian Grey in Spank: The Fifty Shades Parody. He has appeared onscreen in South of Hell and in the films V/H/S, Blind and Fair Market Value. Related Shows View Comments Drew Moerlein photographed at the Paramount Hotel(Photo: Caitlin McNaney)center_img American Psycho Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016last_img

BREAKING: Mount Mitchell State Park To More Than Double in Size

first_imgOfficials with a national conservation organization called the Conservation Fund have ensured the acquisition of 2,744 acres of land adjacent to Mount Mitchell State Park, allowing the 100 year old park to more than double in size.The park, which currently protects just under 2,000 acres, will now extend into the western slope of the Black Mountains, which contain some of the highest peaks in the East.“It’s not going to affect the character of the park initially,” park spokesperson Charlie Peek told the Charlotte Observer. “In the next 100 years, there will be a lot of people who will be very glad we had the foresight to do this.”The Conservation Fund acquired the acreage, which includes two separate tracts, at a price of $8.6 million and sold it back to the state for the significantly lower price of $3.2 million.One of the more notable peaks contained within the new purchase is Cattail Peak, which until now had been known as the tallest privately owned peak in the Appalachian chain.The expansion will also bring the Cane River, a well known trout stream, into the auspices of the park and allow visitors more access during snowy winter months.The expansion comes on the heels of another land acquisition on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which occurred in the Plott Balsam Mountains of Jackson County, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 17.Click here to learn more to learn more about this significant win for public lands in North Carolina.Related:last_img read more

U.S., Dutch seize 688 kilograms of cocaine, arrest 3 suspects

first_img SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – U.S. and Dutch authorities teamed to arrest three suspected Dominican Republican narco-traffickers in connection with the seizure of 688 kilograms of cocaine and a speed boat in the Caribbean Sea last month. The interdiction, which was not announced until the cocaine was brought to land in late June, involved a host of law enforcement agencies, including the Royal Netherlands Navy, which is playing an increased role in the fight against narco-trafficking in the Caribbean. The seizure and arrests were the result of personnel from three missions – Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force – working together. “This recent interdiction shows again that cooperation at sea is extremely important for counter-drug operations,” Cmdr. Chris van den Berg, the commanding officer of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Holland vessel, said in a prepared a statement. “Not only did we have interagency cooperation between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Netherlands Navy, but we also had multinational cooperation between the United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.” Operation Unified Resolve has brought together U.S. and regional law enforcement authorities, as well as European countries with a stake in the Caribbean. In little more than a year, the operation has carried out 18 interdictions, seizing 14,282.8 kilograms of cocaine and 3,866.6 kilograms of marijuana. The drug shipments were worth more than US$387 million, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The United States’ Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF) is involved in the operations, and while partner nations may take the lead role on some missions based on politics or jurisdiction, the U.S. always provides its full support. “These arrests and multi-kilogram seizures are a clear indication of the success of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Initiative,” Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, said in a prepared statement. “We will continue maximizing all of our combined resources to investigate and prosecute those who in flagrant disregard of our laws and way of life try to smuggle illegal contraband into our area of jurisdiction.” The June 11 interdiction, where the narcotics seized had a street value of about US$24 million, occurred after a U.S. Coast Guard aircraft detected three men in a go-fast boat waiting in the open sea about 105 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Rico. As surveillance planes kept watch, a Coast Guard cutter and the Dutch naval vessel were sent to intercept the boat. The Dutch Navy sent its own high-speed pursuit boats, which chased the alleged drug smugglers, who threw narcotics overboard. U.S. Coast Guard personnel detained the three men, who have been identified as René Peña-Almonte, José Antonio Toribio-Sánchez and Raúl Rodríguez-Pascua. Authorities discovered seven bales of drugs floating in the water that had been thrown overboard. A surveillance plane later located additional bales, bringing the total to 20 bales that at-sea tests revealed to be cocaine. The suspects were sent to Puerto Rico, where they will be prosecuted. Authorities highlighted the interdiction as another example of how the U.S. territories in the Caribbean are being protected. “Our local, federal and international partnerships are making a difference to stem the flow of drugs into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as far as possible and bring those responsible to justice,” said Coast Guard Capt. Drew Pearson, the Sector San Juan commander. “Our commitment and resolve to protect our coasts and the citizens of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from the threats that come from the sea is unwavering.” The seizure comes amid an apparent shift in drug-trafficking patterns. Authorities believe criminal organizations have started to move more operations from the established Central America-Mexico route back to the Caribbean, which was a principal trafficking route in the 1980s. By Dialogo July 10, 2013last_img read more

Man in Russia kills five people for ‘talking loudly’: investigators

first_imgTopics : A man in central Russia shot and killed five people for talking noisily at night under his windows, investigators said Sunday.The shootings took place in the Ryazan region during stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.A 32-year-old man from the small town of Yelatma opened fire on a group of four young men and a woman who “were talking loudly in the street under his windows” at around 10 pm on Saturday, investigators said. Yelatma is located near the city of Ryazan, which is situated some 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of the capital Moscow.The man went to his balcony to complain to the group and a dispute erupted before he reached for his single-barrel hunting rifle, the Investigative Committee said.”They all died of their injuries on the spot,” it said in a statement.The suspect whose name was not released has been arrested. His apartment has been searched and the weapon seized.Deputy Ryazan region governor Igor Grekov travelled to the scene of the shootings on Sunday.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta issues warning to Nicolas Pepe over his Arsenal place

first_imgAdvertisement Nicolas Pepe was left on the bench for Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City (Getty Images)‘He has to be producing every three days at the level that he can be. He has to be a player that can make the difference, that is a threat, that generates fear in the opponent and gives us a big threat in the final third. His work rate has to be related as well with that kind of performance.‘He knows that. He’s such a nice kid. He’s trying really hard. You have to accept as well, the timing and the way he has adapted for the first year.‘A lot has happened for him and we have to understand that. He’s willing and I’m sure we’re going to get the best out of that. I’m convinced of that. Mikel Arteta issues warning to Nicolas Pepe over his Arsenal place Mikel Arteta has urged Nicolas Pepe to be more consistent (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s taking the flash moments into a consistent mode. That, for a creative wide player to do it, is a big task.‘Every detail has to be taken into account because it makes a huge difference. His mentality as well, his mindset has to all the time be like that; to win the game for the team. ‘He’s one of the players in the squad that can do it and must take the responsibility.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Commentcenter_img Mikel Arteta is demanding more consistency from Nicolas Pepe at Arsenal (Arsenal/Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has warned Nicolas Pepe that his place in Arsenal’s team will remain under threat if he is unable to find consistency with his performances.The Gunners’ £72 million record signing was left on the bench on Wednesday evening as Arteta’s side were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.Pepe has shown flashes of his talent this season with six goals and eight assists in 32 appearances.And while Arteta is adamant that Pepe will show his best at Arsenal, the Spaniard admits the 25-year-old is currently struggling to meet his demands.ADVERTISEMENT‘It’s clear that his consistency has not been at the level he can produce,’ said Arteta.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s the first to accept that. That’s what I’m going to demand of a player of his level and calibre. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 3:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Mandate roundup: AP1, MSCI, IPE Quest

first_imgSweden’s first national pensions buffer fund AP1 has selected MSCI to provide risk-analysis services after a public tender process.MSCI said the SEK296bn (€31.8bn) pension fund had chosen it to provide the full range of risk analytics, including stress testing, statistical analysis, data visualisation and risk reporting.Kaj Martensen, COO at AP1, said: “We are delighted to be working with MSCI and believe their powerful, multi-asset-class risk platform supports AP1 by providing an integrated view of risk throughout decision layers.”MSCI said it first worked for AP1 in 2011 when the company was chosen to provide ESG ratings for equities and fixed income for the fund. In other news, a Scandinavian pension fund is using IPE Quest to search for managers to take on two high-yield bond mandates – one for US bonds and the other for European bonds.In search QN-2167, the unnamed pension fund is looking for one manager of US high yield, for a mandate expected to be around $300m (€273m). According to the search, the successful manager should be capable of achieving performance higher than the BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Master II Constrained Index, independent of the market and investment style.The pension fund said the selected manager or managers must be willing to set up a segregated account.The mandate is to include US high-yield products that are actively managed.All types of investment approach and style will be accepted.The pension fund said the expected excess return target was 1-2% a year, with a “suitable” tracking error.It said it preferred products with a track record of at least three years.Via a second search, QN-2168, the pension fund is searching for a manager to run a mandate of approximately €150m in European high yield.The selected manager should be able to outperform the BofA Merrill Lynch European Currency High Yield Constrained Index, independent of the market and investment style.Similarly to the US mandate, the selected manager or managers must be willing to set up a segregated account, which should include actively managed pan-European high-yield products but no leveraged loan products.The deadline for responses to both searches is 23 March.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email read more

The Gold Coast skyhome that earns more than the average Australian

first_img The skyhome can reap an income of more than $100,000 per year. It costs an average of $1065 per night to rent a similar apartment in the building.Mantra Realty agent Rob Patis, who is marketing the luxury apartment at 4504/4-14 The Esplanade, said it costs $1065 per night on average to stay in a similar room at the hotel. “In peak season, it would be close to $2000 per night,” he said. “(It can earn) in excess of $100,000 a year, net income, from Peppers if someone was wanting to buy it and use it as a lifestyle investment property.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIn 2018, the median weekly earnings of Australians was $1066, or about $55,000 per year, according to the ABS, meaning the sub penthouse rakes in almost double the money most Australians do. MORE NEWS: Luxury property agents sell their own mansion MORE NEWS: Crumbling cottage the first house to sell in its suburb this year It has impressive ocean views.“This apartment also offers investors a great income stream should you be looking for the ultimate in lifestyle investments,” the listing reads. “The owner will receive regular monthly income from Peppers Hotel’s tenant that is part of Accor Hotels, one of the leading marketers and managers of hotels, resorts and retreats in Australia and New Zealand. “Plus, should you ever wish to holiday in your fully owned strata titled apartment here at Peppers Soul, you can do so under our management agreements for up to 42 days per year free of charge.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47center_img This luxury Surfers Paradise apartment earns almost double what the average Australian does each year.THE income this Gold Coast skyhome earns is on par with a pilot, double a retail worker’s salary and more than what the average Australia takes home each year. It could even earn more than you do in a week in just one night. Located on the 45th floor of the Surfers Paradise Peppers Soul building, the three-bedroom apartment can reap a six-figure income by being leased out and also allows its owners to use it for 42 days each year, for free. So you could quit your job and live off the returns, but it will cost you an eye-watering $3 million to secure the keys. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment has a price tag of more than $3 million.The 316sq m apartment, known as a mid-level sub penthouse, is being sold fully furnished and has 270 degree views of the ocean, Stradbroke Island, Coolangatta and Hinterland. “They are very tightly held and are lot are owned by interstate people that lock them up and don’t need to give them to Peppers for a return, instead they come up and use it when convenient,” Mr Patis said. “This one fits into that category.“It’s a NSW-based owner who comes up only a couple of times a year. It’s absolutely immaculate, never rented out and never been lived in full time.” last_img read more

‘FOR ADULTS ONLY’: Task force keeps eye on motels, lodging houses

first_imgPolice investigators said the girlchecked in with an older man who left hours before the body was discovered. ILOILO City – Motels, lodging housesand similar establishments were warned once more against letting minors in.There were dire consequences, according to Nestor Canong, head of the citygovernment’s Task Force on Morals and Values Formation. Last week Canong had a meeting withsome 40 owners and managers of these establishments and sought their commitmentto uphold the ordinance. To make sure the ordinance is beingfollowed, Canong said his task force would be conducting “discreet operations”.He did not elaborate. Regulation Ordinance ‎No. 2015-447prohibits these establishments from accepting minors and violators face a fineof P5,000, imprisonment of one year and possible cancellation of businesspermit. In June 2016, a 15-year-old naked girlwas found dead at a lodge in Arevalo district. Autopsy results showed she wasbeaten up and had genital lacerations. * any person who keeps or have in hiscompany a minor below 18 years old or who is 10 years or more his junior and isnot a family member, in any lodging houses, hotels, motels, beer joints,discotheques, cabarets, pension houses, saunas or massage parlors, beachresorts or similar places. By prohibiting anybody from spendingtime with minors alone in lodging houses, pension houses, inns, hotels, motels,apartelles and other similar establishments, Regulation Ordinance ‎No. 2015-447hopes to shield youngsters from sexual predators. * any person who, not being a relativeof a minor, is spending time alone with the said minor inside a room or cubicleof a house, an inn, hotel, motel, pension house, apartelle or other similarestablishments, vessels, vehicles or any hidden or secluded area undercircumstances which would lead a reasonable person to believe that the child isabout to be exploited in prostitution and other sexual abuse; and Canong said he told the owners andmanagers to “lantawon gid kon sin-o anggasulolod. Ma- deploy silapersonnel sa mga entrances to ensure waay makasulod nga minors.” Regulation Ordinance No. 2015-447,approved in November 2015, specified suspicious circumstances that should be acause for alarm and must be prohibited. Two of these were: Under the ordinance, motels andsimilar establishments are required to post the notice “No Entry/Admittance ofMinors” in their entrances and/or any conspicuous places in their premises. “Sanguna diskarte sang mga kalalakinhan kon may edad gani, apo kuno nila upod nila.Kon medyo bata bata pa sila, hinablos kuno ang upod or partidos,” said Canong./PNlast_img read more

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints new to Front Row Challenge

first_imgOSKALOOSA, Iowa – IMCA RaceRaver Sprint Cars have been added to the lineup at the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa on Monday, Aug. 7.The feature will pay $750 to win, and in Front Row Challenge fashion there will be more contingencies for heat and feature winners. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.The 410 winner of this year’s Front Row Challenge will again bank $20,000, one of the highest one-day payouts in the country. In addition to the big payday, this year’s winner will be awarded a golden ticket to both the Dirt Classic Ohio event at Attica Raceway Park Sept. 1 and 2 and the Dirt Classic 4 on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa.To purchase tickets or if you have questions, call 515 957-0020 weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit read more

Suarez and club issue apologies

first_img Suarez apologised first via his Twitter account and then through a statement issued on the club’s website for an incident that came before he scored a dramatic equaliser seven minutes into stoppage time. “I am deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour earlier today during our match against Chelsea,” Suarez said in his statement. “I have issued an apology and have tried to contact Branislav Ivanovic to speak to him personally. I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool Football Club for letting them down.” Luis Suarez has apologised to Branislav Ivanovic after biting the Chelsea defender during the 2-2 draw at Anfield. Earlier on Twitter, Suarez had written: “I’m sad for what happened this afternoon, I apologize Ivanovic and all football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I’m so sorry about it!!” The club have also responded to the incident, which came when the two players clashed following a challenge in the Chelsea penalty area. The club’s managing director Ian Ayre has cancelled a trip to Australia to deal with the fallout from the incident. In a statement, he said: “Luis has made an unreserved apology for his actions today. His behaviour is not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt and Luis is aware that he has let himself and everyone associated with the club down. We will deal with the matter internally and await any action from the FA.” Manager Brendan Rodgers had claimed in his post-match interviews that he had not seen the incident, but later said: “Having reviewed the video footage and spoken to Luis, his behaviour is unacceptable and I have made him aware of this.” Suarez looks set to face a Football Association investigation into the incident, which was not seen by referee Kevin Friend but later highlighted by numerous television replays. It is not the first time Suarez has brought controversy to the club – he was banned for eight matches last season after being found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra – and he has previous history of biting. Immediately prior to joining the Reds in January 2011 he served a seven-match ban while at Ajax after sinking his teeth into PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal. Suarez later returned to Twitter to say he had spoken directly to Ivanovic. “I’ve just spoken to Ivanovic on the phone and I could apologise directly to him. Thanks for accepting,” he wrote. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more