How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days

first_img from $57.50 Scott appearedon #LiveAtFive from his home in California, where he lives with his husband, filmmaker Jeremy Merrifield. During this down time, they’ve been watching a lot of TV shows, such as Succession, PEN15 and catching up on RuPaul’s Drag Race. And Scott has been using the HouseParty app to stay in touch with his friends. “You can have up to eight or 10 people,” he explained. “You all can kiki in a room together. You can play games.” For Scott, it’s been helpful for him to not talk about the news with his friends. “The first week, everyone was like, ‘What is happening?’ And there’s your feeds, the TV—everyone is consumed by the pandemic that is going on. And now I’m like, how are we moving past that? Still getting our news, being informed, all those things, but what else can we talk about?”Scott, whose other Broadway credits includes Something Rotten! and The Book of Mormon, is also keeping busy. On March 27 at 4:30PM ET, he’ll be interviewing Frozen’s leading lady Ciara Renée on the Disney on Broadway Instagram channel. “It’s basically Disney on Broadway stars kiki-ing live,” he said. Scott added that he’s staying positive by practicing mindfulness. “I have off days and low times and all those things,” he admitted. “[What] resonates with me [is] to just keep a light within my soul. And that really helps me. I also depend on other people for that. I wanna laugh, so I go and look at fun videos and talk to people who also have that light. It’s always been something from my soul, what has been kind of food for my soul, is to think about positivity and light.”Watch the rest of Scott’s #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview here.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 32:37Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -32:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Michael James Scott in “Aladdin” (Photo: Deen Van Meer) Michael James Scott Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Aladdin Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former Broadway.com vlogger, who plays Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, put on a polka-dotted shirt and a bright blue blazer. “We all need to put on a blazer or a sequined jacket or boa or something and keep it up,” he told Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek. “I was like, ‘I need to put on something! I can’t just wear a T-shirt.’” Michael James Scott (Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com; Graphics by Ryan Casey for Broadway.com) Star Fileslast_img read more

Foresight Names Alain Charlois As VP, Strategic Partnerships

first_img“I believe a lot more could be done with advanced computer vision and ADAS technologies to enhance drivers’, pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety” said Charlois. “I am delighted to join the Foresight team and push their disruptive sensing technology into the marketplace.” Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision systems, has announced the appointment of seasoned executive Alain Charlois as vice president of strategic partnerships, effective July 1. Charlois will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and identifying potential strategic partners in the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving markets in North America and Europe.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Foresight’s unique vision technology has the potential to revolutionize automotive safety” said Haim Siboni, Foresight’s CEO. “Mr. Charlois’ unique skills and extensive industry relationships will allow us to generate additional interest in our offerings, help us identify and connect with potential corporate partners, and expand our presence in the ADAS and autonomous vehicles markets.”center_img Charlois has extensive experience commercializing disruptive technology and scaling businesses in both the automotive and off-highway markets, holding leadership positions at international companies across Asia, Europe and North America. Charlois led the strategic business development and product strategy planning at automotive companies such as ZF-TRW Automotive, as well as startups such as Fallbrook Technologies and Phantom Intelligence. His deep automotive experience gives him a unique and invaluable perspective on ADAS sensors, autonomous vehicles and the associated ecosystem, according to Foresightl.last_img read more

The Netherlands: Aalborg University Profesor to Speak at ESREL Conference

first_imgProfessor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, Aalborg University, delivered on of the plenary lectures at the annual ESREL conference.The ESREL conference is organized by ESRA, European Safety and Reliability Association, and took this year place in Amsterdam.The title of Professor Sørensen’s talk was “Reliability Assessment of Wind Turbines”. Below is the abstract from his ESREL paper. Reduction of cost of energy for wind turbines are very important in order to make wind energy competitive compared to other energy sources. Therefore the turbine components should be designed to have sufficient reliability but also not be too costly (and safe). This paper presents models for uncertainty modeling and reliability assessment of especially the structural components such as tower, blades, substructure and foundation. But since the function of a wind turbine is highly dependent on many electrical and mechanical components as well as a control system also reliability aspects of these components are discussed and it is described how there reliability influences the reliability of the structural components. Two illustrative examples are presented considering uncertainty modeling, reliability assessment and calibration of partial safety factors for structural wind turbine components exposed to extreme loads and fatigue, respectively.[mappress]Press release, October 14, 2013; Image: esrel2013last_img read more

Mohamed Sanu Trade: Move to Patriots affects fantasy value of Calvin Ridley, Phillip Dorsett, Justin Hardy

first_imgMORE WEEK 8 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderHardy caught two passes on Atlanta’s final garbage-time drive on Sunday, but the rest of the starters were on the field, so maybe something was already in the works then. Hardy isn’t an exciting receiver — his 9.8 yards per reception definitely speaks to a guy running short routes near the sticks. But to some extent, that was working for Sanu this year. With this trade happening before waivers run in most leagues, Hardy is the most obvious possible acquisition – outside of taking a flier on Sanu if he’s available, which we’d prefer to Hardy. The potential for Matt Schaub instead of Matt Ryan as a Week 8 QB hurts Hardy, although those two late catches Sunday did come from Schaub. Unless you’re in a deep league, you can take a wait-and-see approach here, but at this point, Hardy is at most an injury away from being a possible fantasy FLEX play. Mohamed Sanu is heading to the Patriots in a trade for a second-round pick, according to multiple reports Tuesday morning. New England will be Sanu’s third NFL team after he spent multiple years in both Cincinnati and Atlanta. The Pats’ WR corps becomes more crowded with the acquisition of Sanu, as he joins Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett, and Jakobi Meyers. Atlanta had been using Sanu in a heavy role so far in 2019, and fantasy owners of Calvin Ridley will rejoice that he’s gone. Justin Hardy the most likely candidate to step into Sanu’s role as a possible sleeper.Sanu isn’t super exciting, and it’s hard to know what his role will be with the Patriots, but there are a lot of borderline fantasy starting WRs that are affected by this Tuesday morning deal. We’ll take a look at some of them here. 👀 LFG!!!!— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) October 22, 2019WEEK 8 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerMohamed Sanu fantasy outlookIt seems almost certain that Sanu’s fantasy value will decline upon the move to New England. While his targets had declined since an early-season barrage, he still was averaging 4.7 receptions per game for the Falcons. Gordon has been out because of a knee injury, while Edelman (chest) and Dorsett (hamstring) have battled their own ailments, so this is probably a depth play for the Patriots. If all three of those are healthy, it’s hard to imagine Sanu catching four passes in many games going forward.Because it’s New England, though, and everything has meaning. If you already owned Sanu in your fantasy league, don’t drop him yet. There’s a chance the Patriots view him as better than we think they do — it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Sanu becomes their No. 2 receiver. If that happened, he’d be a fantasy WR3 most weeks, so you can’t bail on that without seeing a game or two of action. It seems like there’ll be a week or two the rest of the way where Sanu catches eight passes. It just might be hard to predict.There’s one other possibility to be considered: Sanu could be the passing game replacement to Rob Gronkowski. Sanu won’t line up on the end of the line like a tight end, but he fits enough of the big-bodied mold to potentially solve New England’s 2019 tight end woes. That’s another reason to keep Sanu around. If nothing else, he could become a red-zone favorite of Tom Brady.WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill Calvin Ridley be helped by Mohamed Sanu trade?Every week this season, Sanu played more snaps than Ridley. There are reasons for that, like blocking, that don’t necessarily stop Ridley from being a good fantasy wide receiver. But you never like to have your player standing on the sideline. He can’t accumulate points over there, no matter how hard he tries.For reference, Sanu was actually the most-snapped Falcons’ WR, ahead of Julio Jones, too. Jones probably steps into the near every-play spot that Sanu was holding while Ridley should play more snaps every week, too. Ultimately, this doesn’t change Ridley’s fantasy value as much as we’d like it to. He was one of our most-hyped players in the preseason, as we figured he’d follow up his rookie season with a monster sophomore year. But he’s been inconsistent, just like a year ago, and Sanu’s absence won’t be the thing that solves that.Maybe Ridley gets a target more a game. He’s received six targets in all but one game this year, so maybe that number rises to seven targets in basically every game going forward. He’ll have good games, and most weeks we’ll still rank him as a WR3. But since he doesn’t play Sanu’s position, Ridley’s role in the offense will remain pretty constant. He’ll still get his six-plus targets with a deep ball look here and there. Just don’t get overly excited that Sanu’s trade means Ridley is free or something. He’ll still be boom-or-bust Calvin Ridley.Week 8 DFS Lineups: Y! Cash | Y! GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPPPhillip Dorsett fantasy outlookSomething’s gotta give in New England, and Dorsett is the most likely candidate to step out of the way. It’s not a perfect swap in and swap out for Sanu, though. Dorsett is mostly an outside guy, while Sanu spent 90 percent of his time in Atlanta this season playing the slot. We’re not even going to consider that Julian Edelman gets pushed out of the way, though, so Dorsett’s time on the field could be affected the most.Dorsett already was a borderline fantasy option, almost a poor man’s Ridley. His snaps have fluctuated more than Edelman’s or Gordon’s, suggesting he’s more expendable. Like we said with Sanu, you can’t really drop Dorsett if you have him right now because you have to see how this plays out. And technically, Dorsett has lined up more in the slot this season than he has outside because of how many of the Patriots’ formations are set up.Sanu’s acquisition also puts a damper on any hope for Jakobi Meyers having a few big weeks going forward in his rookie season. He’s seen even more slot usage than Dorsett, but Sanu is simply a more developed version of Meyers, who will now have to sit and learn from another veteran.WEEK 8: Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsIs Justin Hardy a waiver wire pickup?Where do Sanu’s 4.7 receptions per game go in Atlanta? While they probably won’t all go to Hardy, the 27-year-old receiver appears to fit the Sanu slot role most readily. Outside of Ridley, Jones and Austin Hooper, Hardy has played the most snaps in the slot for the Falcons this season.last_img read more