This Feb. 4, 2019 photo shows Glenn Close posing for a portrait at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Close is nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in “The Wife.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)NEW YORK | Glenn Close stands doubled over laughing in the doorway to her downtown Manhattan apartment while her loyal white Havanese, Pip, circles an arriving reporter.It’s star time for both. Close, among the most accomplished performers never to win an Oscar, may finally break through with “The Wife,” in which, ironically, she plays a deferential spouse (to an acclaimed author, played by Jonathan Pryce) who has been long overlooked. The never-nominated Pip has developed his own following, thanks in part to an appearance on “The View.” The dog’s Instagram account, under the name “Sir Pippin of Beanfield,” is up to 3,400 followers.Inside, Close hands the reporter a bottle of red wine to open as she recounts how hours earlier, while walking Pip in a park, a lady stopped her to relate her own story of being held back in her profession by a man. These are the kinds of stories Close has heard a lot since “The Wife” came out and since she gave a show-stopping acceptance speech at the Golden Globes where she spoke movingly about how her mother sublimated herself to Close’s father, a prominent surgeon.“Another woman crossing the street was like, ‘I love you, Glenn!’” says Close. “People down in the pharmacy, they’re all cheering me on.”Seemingly everyone knows that Close, 71, has emerged as the best actress front-runner after early buzz favored Lady Gaga for “A Star is Born.” ”The Wife” may be a modest independent film ($9 million at the box office, and still playing six months after opening), but the moment feels finely tailored to Close, the most-nominated living actor never to win an Oscar.What would an Academy Award mean to her? She pauses.“It would mean a lot but I wouldn’t want it to be a pity Oscar because I’ve been an actress for 45 years,” says Close, whose previous honors include three Tony awards, three Emmys and three Globes. “People have been going back and looking at my basic body of work and the six times I lost and what those roles were. So I can’t pretend it’s just for ‘The Wife.’ But I feel like everybody’s rooting for me.”But that’s not to say Close will be crestfallen if she doesn’t win. She smiles. “I’ve decided if I lose, I’m going to look at the camera and say: ‘I’m OK.’”And she is. Much more than OK, even. Making “The Wife” has been its own cathartic, empowering experience for Close.“It’s taken me a long time to gain control of my own life. When I made ‘The Wife,’ I was in control of my own life for probably the first time,” says Close. “I felt like I had new wings. Or maybe my wings were finally developed.”That’s a startling pronouncement for an actress who has for decades been one of the most versatile and subtle actors of film, television and theater. A late bloomer, she didn’t act in her first film until age 35. But since, Close has unfailingly embodied intelligence and depth in everything from her early breakthroughs in “The World According to Garp” and “The Big Chill” to “Sunset Boulevard” (twice on stage, decades apart; she hopes to make a film of the musical this year); from her ruthless attorney on “Damages” to her infamous Alex Forrest in “Fatal Attraction.”“Nobody thought I could be sexy,” Close says of the time before 1987’s “Fatal Attraction,” a film she’d like to see remade from the woman’s perspective rather than the sympathetic point-of-view of Michael Douglas’ cheating husband. “In making the movie a hit, I basically had to betray what I thought was the essence of that character,” says Close.“The Wife,” a feminist parable based on Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel, came to Close about six years ago, shortly before divorcing her third husband, venture capitalist David Evans Shaw. When it’s mentioned to Close that she doesn’t seem like someone who would ever sublimate herself to another, she responds, “Oh, you don’t know me, personally,” and lets out a loud laugh.“I’m at a time in my life where I’m not beholden to anyone. I mean, I always am attached with every molecule in my body to my daughter, whether she likes it or not. But I’m not attached to any partner,” says Close, whose 30-year-old daughter Annie Starke co-stars in “The Wife.” ”And I think it’s for the first time in my life that I haven’t felt the obligation to not be who I am, to put a shade over the light, to temper your power. And it’s incredibly liberating.”That “The Wife” features Close and her daughter (who plays a younger version of the same character) gives the film an added, multigenerational layer of meaning. Both Close and Starke together crafted the character with inspiration from the women of their shared family tree. Foremost in Close’s mind was her mother, who married at 18.“It broke my heart to hear her say in her late ’80s that she accomplished nothing,” says Close, tearing up. “You can say, ‘But, oh, you’re such a good mother. Oh, you stuck it out with dad.’ That wasn’t the point. It was something else. That’s what I think resonated with a lot women about that (Golden Globes) speech. Because we do what we naturally do. And for a lot of women that might be OK. But it hasn’t been in the tradition to seek personal fulfillment for women.”Starke also drew on her paternal grandmother, a GE chemist who she said worked on the Manhattan Project before being fired for becoming pregnant with her father’s brother. “I know she always wondered what could have been,” said Starke by phone from Los Angeles.“It was quite a powerful preparation experience,” said Starke of working with her mother. “She keeps telling me that she feels like she’s at the top of her power. She’s getting recognition for something that hit so close to home. Hopefully the seventh time is the charm.”“The Wife” premiered just as the #MeToo movement was being born. It debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017. Sony Pictures Classic, which acquired the movie, chose to wait to release it in August, timed to get ahead of the awards season rush.“One of the reasons it was so fresh and so strong for us was how powerful Glenn was in the sequences where she’s not even speaking,” said Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classic. “It’s just her face and her face isn’t even the central face in the frame. Even though it was a few months before the MeToo movement really kicked in, it was obvious the theme was very urgent and important.”Close, relaxing on a sofa next to Pip, grants she, like everyone else, thought Gaga was going to win at the Globes. (“I was just kind of going with low expectations, just keep your sanity,” she says.) What she’d most like in awards season is the chance to sit with whom she calls her “category sisters” — all the best-actress nominees — at the same table.All through the season, Close has worn her grandmother’s wedding ring, one more reminder of the countless women who, like the protagonist of “The Wife,” deferred their own self-expression to serve a husband or a family. “She should have been an actress,” Close says, rubbing the ring. “So I feel like they’re with me.”Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/jakecoyleAP
The scoring in the A flight wasn’t as good and we had two players with a net 77, Stuart Brown (8) winning the count-back here to get third place ahead of Shaun Merriman. Jerry Sweetnam (11) claimed second place with a net 76 and Paul Pavloff (5) was the winner with a net 75.We had two ‘2’s today, coming from Bob St Aubin and Aonghus Gannon.Tuesday, July 10, Mt. Shadow – StablefordWe had 12 players for today’s comp at one of our regular venues. Overcast conditions soon turned sunny & humid but the course was in great condition considering the overnight rain. The front-nine seemed to play harder as no-one played to handicap but once the turn had been made the scoring was a lot better. In first place with 39 points (23 on the back) was Craig Hitchens (12), one ahead of Russell Gilroy (16) in second on 38. Third place was filled by Ted Morris (20) with 35 points while fourth spot was decided on count-back, with Rik Evans (14) 33 points (back nine 20pts) taking the cash and edging Joe McArdle (18) off the podium after the latter could only muster 17 on the inward nine holes.The 2’s took a hammering today with 5 players sharing the spoils: Shaun Merriman, Kevyn Wright, Russell Gilroy, Marc Brunner & Craig Hitchens.Thursday, July 12, Burapha – StablefordThis was to be out last game at Burapha for a while and we played the A and B nines which were in magnificent condition.Paul Bray (8) is back for a holiday and playing good golf and he won today with thirty seven points. Ken Hole (18) had a steady round and he came second with thirty four and Pete Seil (7) got the third and last podium place with thirty three.Russell Gilroy had a very good payday as he had the only ‘2’ of the day. Joe McArdle (Left) & Paul Bray.The Tara Court Golf SocietySunday, July 8, Green Valley –MedalIt was monthly medal time again here for our game at Green Valley. We had two flights with the cut for the A flight coming in at thirteen. Not too hot today and as the course was in beautiful condition it was a perfect day for golf but despite this, except for one notable exception, the scoring wasn’t great.Joe McArdle (H/cap 18) has been handing out the medal to one of his friends every month for some time now, but never managing to win one for himself. However, all that changed today and he came out a very clear winner by four shots by shooting an excellent net 68. Ken Hole (18) was the only other player to play to his handicap and he got second place in B flight with a net 72 and Donal McGuigan (17) took third with a net 73. read more
The Pens move on to play Tampa Bay. To win, Crosby will have to get his star game to the next level. I still think this is the year. Curry out of the game for three weeks comes in and drops 40, then 29 in embarrassing fashion. His mom is fine, his wife is super fine . . . something real unfair about this. Here’s how you fix the transgender bathroom problem – building a third bathroom everywhere. One for boys. One for girls. One for anyone else . . . duh!!! Bill NealTruth be told, for the second time this year I was wrong about something. (The first being “J-Lo” is not going to return my call.) and now this . . . the Spurs will not win the West. So now, I hook my wagon to OKC . . . we must stop the Warriors, but man oh man, that Steph Curry is a bad x x . . . “Hush your mouth”! Well, I was just talking about “Steph”! One of the voices on 98.7 The Fan . . . I say that because they all sound alike with the exception of Paul Zeise . . . say that Antonio Brown is the greatest receiver in Steeler history. Wrong and wrong. Don’t take my word for it. Just pull up John Stallworth and Lynn Swann videos. You know, the two Hall of Famers. And while you’re at it, sprinkle in some Hines Ward. C’mon man. I love A.B. like the rest of Steeler nation, but let’s get the ring and Hall of Fame status in place first!!!< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line > read more
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On March 18th of this year, a detective from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was contacted by the Washington County Department of Child Services in reference toa female juvenile from Clark County that reported she had been molested by an older male whom lived in Washington County.After an investigation was completed by the detective an arrest warrant was issued out of a Washington County Court for Amburgey’s arrest, 30, of Highway #160 in Salem, IN. A 30-year-old Salem man turned himself in on Tuesday, April 15 at the Washington County Detention Center for molesting a Clark County girl in March.Joseph Scott Amburgey turned himself into the Washington County Jail Tuesday, April 15 for Child Molesting, A Felony, (Two Counts). read more
Qantas Flt 7879 nonstop from New York to Sydney has lifted off from John F Kennedy Airport at 9.27 pm local time.The factor fresh Boeing 787, VH-ZNI, “Kookaburra” is due into Sydney Australia after the 19-hour flight at 7.29 am local time on Sunday.The test flight – the first of three – is designed to monitor the reaction of pilots, cabin crew and passengers for the airline’s Project Sunrise.Project Sunrise proposes an operation and aircraft that will carry 300 passengers non-stop from New York to Sydney and Melbourne and also from those two cities non-stop to London.Airbus and Boeing are proposing the A350-1000 and the 777X-8.Qantas’s US partner American Airlines is assisting with the flight and have advised the crew of good weather over the US.Qantas Flt 7879 tracking across the USA.The planned Zero Fuel Weight was 131,500 kgs and the Take-Off weight 231,916 kgs and the landing weight expected to be 136,620kgs.READ: Air New Zealand brings relief for tall passengersIt is expected that the 787 will burn 95,000kgs on the flight and is carrying 101,000 kgs, with the difference made up for with taxi and hold and diversion contingencies.Distance between New York and Sydney is 16,200 kilometres. This compares to a travel time of 22 hours and 20 minutes on the current New York to Sydney via Los Angeles flight.Four pilots will be on rotation throughout the flight. Two additional pilots will be in the cabin, having flown the aircraft to New York. Total flight hour experience on the aircraft is 67,000.At 2.19 am New York time or 5.19 pm Sydney time Flt 7879 was about to cross over LA. read more
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the Australian Open teams that will compete in the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup. Australia will be hoping to claim its eighth consecutive World Cup title in the Open’s divisions at the World Cup, which will be held at the C.Ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales from Wednesday, 29 April until Sunday, 3 May. TFA wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian teams for the 2015 World Cup. Australian Men’s Open Team Stuart Brierty (NSW)Sam Brisby (NSW)Scott Buckley (NSW)Drumayne Dayberg-Muir (QLD)Terry Deegan (NSW)Nicholas Good (NSW)Dylan Hennessey (NSW)Michael Law (QLD)Ben Moylan (NSW)Rob Nakhla (NSW)Peter Norman (QLD)Jonathon Palau (NSW)Matt Prowse (NSW)Steve Roberts (NSW)Matt Tope (NSW)Dan Withers (QLD)Coach – Tony TradAssistant – Paul SfeirAssistant – Dave NolanManager – Gary RoseAustralian Women’s Open Team Kristin Boss (NSW) Danielle Davis (NSW)Hannah Dyball (NSW)Emily Hennessey (QLD)Samantha Hopkin (QLD)Jessica McCall (NSW)Laura Peattie (NSW)Leah Percy (VIC)Samantha Rodgers (NSW)Peta Rogerson (QLD)Sarah Spacie (QLD)Kimberley Sue See (QLD)Marikki Watego (QLD)Louise Winchester (NSW)TBATBACoach – Peter Bell Assistant – Swain RovelliAssistant – Phil GyemoreManager – Sharon Martin Australian Mixed Open Team Daniel Barton (NSW) Jayden Benbow (QLD)Scott Bundy (NSW)Kylie Hilder (NSW)Yasmin Meakes (NSW)Patricia Michaelopoulos (NSW)Justin Mitchell (QLD)Elin Mortimer (NSW)Cameron Nicholls (NSW)Leah Opie (NSW)Sarah Peattie (NSW)Sebe Rey (QLD)Michael Singh (NSW)Dean Springfield (NSW)Dylan Thompson (NSW)Trent Touma (NSW)Coach – Micheal LovettAssistant – Michael MoussaAssistant – Justin CreightonManager – Mat Gilbertson Related Files2015_world_cup_team_announcement-pdfRelated LinksWorld Cup Teams read more
Ceballos: Everyone at Arsenal have tremendous respect for Emeryby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos is enjoying his football under manager Unai Emery.Ceballos joined on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in the summer and he has impressed in his midfield role.“I arrived on the first day and the respect they have for him is tremendous, he has turned around the club’s situation in just one year,” Ceballos told Radio Marca.“He has managed to compete and only just missed out on the Champions League, he almost won the Europa League.“We’ve started well, just one defeat, third in the league and we are going up.”He added: “It’s strange, I arrived and in my first game they were already singing my name.“I asked Hector Bellerin and he told me that they also sang it to [Santi] Cazorla.“I’ve felt proud from that first moment.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more