Sutton Foster Deals with Ana Gasteyer & All the Scarves in Younger: Episode 10

first_imgLiza Deals With All Your Damn Scarves Meanwhile, at Empirical, Liza receives dozens of packages filled with scarves and enthusiasm for (you guessed it!) The Scarf. Where’s Debra Messing when you need her? It’s great to see Liza reaping the rewards of her initiative—and Diana’s face as she tries to take control of a situation she has no hand in. At Charles’ recommendation, Liza and Kelsey contact the author, Meredith Montgomery (played by Ana Gasteyer!). It’s a very trying week for Sutton Foster on Younger. First, Liza faces a temporary evacuation from Maggie’s after a bedbug scare. Then she gets hit with a painful blow at work (which, whether it be from dodgeballs or rolled up manuscripts, is a common thread, apparently.) Through it all, Liza remains on top as she gets that much closer to revealing her big secret to Josh. Well, she tries. She has a lot on her plate. Here’s everything Liza had to deal with on Younger: Episode 10.EPISODE 10: The Boy with the Dragon TattooLiza Deals With BedbugsAfter a bedbug infestation across the hall, Liza and Maggie bag up their mattresses and go their separate ways for a few days. Maggie stays with her cousin, who apparently steals her kids’ Ritalin. (We’re waiting for that backdoor pilot about Maggie and her lesbian artist adventures.) Liza stays with Josh, who, when pressured by his video game-playing, pot-vaping friends to comment on their relationship status, says they’re “hanging out.” Just what every 40-year-old-passing-as-a-26-year-old wants to hear. Diana’s Statement Jewelry of the Week!Another week, another spectacular statement piece from Miriam Shor. Diana’s paying tribute to our favorite Wicked witches this week with an emerald brooch necklace. Fixate on that verdigris! Oh, to spend one short day in Miriam Shor’s armoire… Liza Deals With (OMG) Kathy NajimyFor the tail end of her bedbug-induced exodus, Liza stays with Kelsey and Lauren at their place, which is incidentally Lauren’s parents’ place. Lauren’s mother is fabulous (of course she is; Kathy Najimy plays her.) In one conversation, she 1) Kinda-sorta offers to get The Scarf featured on The Real Housewives of New York; 2) Subtly asks to see a junk-shot of Josh; 3) Lays down the law when it comes to playing games: “’Hanging out’ is not a thing…the world is not one big booty call.” Which is exactly what we think Liza should be telling herself. Liza Deals With The BabushkaDiana calls Meredith into Empirical to discuss The Scarf. The scene starts as another satisfying sequence in which the assistant (Liza) takes the reins from her ill-equipped boss. But that gratification crashes and burns as Diana reveals that The Scarf is in fact a near verbatim rip-off of The Babushka. Sorry, Liza, all that hard work was for naught. Well, you got Ana Gasteyer some screen time. That counts for something. Star Files View Comments Liza Deals With Josh’s…DragonLiza goes out to drink her feelings with Josh, Kelsey and her himbo Thad. Thad buys them all 14 different kinds of tequila, so, uh, we hate him less. It’s particularly heartbreaking when Josh greets her by saying “I’m sorry you got lied to,” considering she’s about to confess her whole younger plot. It’s even worse, though, when Josh shows off his latest tat: the Dragon, based on the Chinese zodiac sign for Liza. The 26-year-old Liza. Which is unfortunately not the same year as 40-year-old Liza. Oh boy. Hold that confession, girl. Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Colombian National Army Dismantles FARC Cocaine Laboratory

first_imgBy Dialogo March 09, 2015 In Bolivia, 23,000 hectares were used to grow coca in 2013, the country’s lowest mark since 2002, according to the INCB. In Bolivia, 23,000 hectares were used to grow coca in 2013, the country’s lowest mark since 2002, according to the INCB. In 2013, Peruvian security forces eradicated a then-record 24,000 hectares of coca after destroying 14,234 hectares in 2012. In 2014, security forces in Peru destroyed a national yearly record of 30,349 hectares of coca crops, topping their goal of 30,000 hectares. The dismantling of the laboratory marked the second time in about a week that Troops dealt a strong blow to the FARC’s 48th Front. Cocaine production decreased in Peru and Bolivia in 2013 The number of hectares used to grow coca, which is the main ingredient used to produce cocaine, fell in Peru and Bolivia in 2013 compared to the previous year, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said in its annual report. Coca can be cultivated in limited amounts for legal purposes, but the vast majority of coca cultivation is intended for illegal cocaine production. The Army used intelligence to locate and dismantle the facility, which was in the municipality of Puerto Asís. Soldiers learned of the laboratory from former members of the guerrilla group who had recently demobilized. The Board, which is an autonomous body of the United Nations, attributed much of the drop in Peru to the country’s Integral and Sustainable Alternative Development Program that helps farmers transition from cultivating coca to other crops. The program affects 800,000 residents in seven provinces. The number of hectares used to grow coca, which is the main ingredient used to produce cocaine, fell in Peru and Bolivia in 2013 compared to the previous year, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said in its annual report. Coca can be cultivated in limited amounts for legal purposes, but the vast majority of coca cultivation is intended for illegal cocaine production. Bolivia and Peru grow limited amounts of legal coca, as it’s traditionally used in teas, medicine, and during Andean religious rites. The Board, which is an autonomous body of the United Nations, attributed much of the drop in Peru to the country’s Integral and Sustainable Alternative Development Program that helps farmers transition from cultivating coca to other crops. The program affects 800,000 residents in seven provinces. “In recent years the global supply of cocaine from South America has been reduced to an extent that can have a tangible effect on main consumer markets [worldwide],” the INCB wrote in its report, adding the availability of cocaine in Western Europe and the U.S. “remains considerably inferior to when it was at its highest around 2006.” In another operation, the Army’s Mobile Brigade No. 6 of the Specific Command of Caguán eradicated more than five hectares of illegal coca crops allegedly belonging to the FARC in the southeastern Department of Caquetá, the Army reported on its website on March 3. The dismantling of the laboratory marked the second time in about a week that Troops dealt a strong blow to the FARC’s 48th Front. In another operation, the Army’s Mobile Brigade No. 6 of the Specific Command of Caguán eradicated more than five hectares of illegal coca crops allegedly belonging to the FARC in the southeastern Department of Caquetá, the Army reported on its website on March 3. In 2013, Peruvian security forces eradicated a then-record 24,000 hectares of coca after destroying 14,234 hectares in 2012. In 2014, security forces in Peru destroyed a national yearly record of 30,349 hectares of coca crops, topping their goal of 30,000 hectares. In the municipality of Cartagena del Chairá, Soldiers destroyed 7,700 plants that could have produced $15 million pesos (approximately $5,809) in cocaine for the FARC’s Luis Emiro Mosquera Southern Bloc of the 14th Front. The Colombian National Army’s “General Luis Ernesto Ordoñez Castillo” Artillery Battalion No. 27 dismantled a large cocaine-producing laboratory that allegedly belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the Department of Putumayo, the Army reported on its website on March 4. Cocaine production decreased in Peru and Bolivia in 2013 In a separate operation, on February 26 in Putumayo, Soldiers with the Sixth Division partnered with the Navy, Air Force and National Police to seize 430 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride belonging to the 48th Front. The FARC intended to provide the cocaine hydrochloride, which had a street value of about $12 million, to drug cartels and narco-trafficking organizations in Mexico and Ecuador. The Colombian National Army’s “General Luis Ernesto Ordoñez Castillo” Artillery Battalion No. 27 dismantled a large cocaine-producing laboratory that allegedly belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the Department of Putumayo, the Army reported on its website on March 4. The laboratory featured five wooden structures, a plastic roof and a kitchen, and was capable of producing 1,200 kilograms of cocaine worth $33 million pesos (approximately $12,780) monthly. It was operated by the FARC’s 48th Front, but had been abandoned when the Army arrived. In a separate operation, on February 26 in Putumayo, Soldiers with the Sixth Division partnered with the Navy, Air Force and National Police to seize 430 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride belonging to the 48th Front. The FARC intended to provide the cocaine hydrochloride, which had a street value of about $12 million, to drug cartels and narco-trafficking organizations in Mexico and Ecuador. The Army used intelligence to locate and dismantle the facility, which was in the municipality of Puerto Asís. Soldiers learned of the laboratory from former members of the guerrilla group who had recently demobilized. In the municipality of Cartagena del Chairá, Soldiers destroyed 7,700 plants that could have produced $15 million pesos (approximately $5,809) in cocaine for the FARC’s Luis Emiro Mosquera Southern Bloc of the 14th Front. The laboratory featured five wooden structures, a plastic roof and a kitchen, and was capable of producing 1,200 kilograms of cocaine worth $33 million pesos (approximately $12,780) monthly. It was operated by the FARC’s 48th Front, but had been abandoned when the Army arrived. In Peru, 49,800 hectares were used to cultivate coca crops in 2013, a major decrease compared to the 60,400 recorded by the INCB a year earlier. Bolivia and Peru grow limited amounts of legal coca, as it’s traditionally used in teas, medicine, and during Andean religious rites. “In recent years the global supply of cocaine from South America has been reduced to an extent that can have a tangible effect on main consumer markets [worldwide],” the INCB wrote in its report, adding the availability of cocaine in Western Europe and the U.S. “remains considerably inferior to when it was at its highest around 2006.” In Peru, 49,800 hectares were used to cultivate coca crops in 2013, a major decrease compared to the 60,400 recorded by the INCB a year earlier. last_img read more

Doc Rivers ponders Clippers’ future after difficult postseason

first_imgThe team will have no salary-cap room, so Rivers said anything he does will likely be minimum deals.“There’s no big deals out there that we’re going to make, most likely,” he said. “Now, there may be. Our first priority is D.J.”Jordan now has seven years under his belt, which means a max deal for him will be quite expensive.Rivers spoke like he doesn’t think he needs to do all that much to get to the team to the next level, which for the Clippers would be the conference finals. Born the Buffalo Braves in 1970-71, the franchise has never made it that far.“I like our group, I really do,” Rivers said. “Teams that have stuck it out on the long run — you look at sports history — have done better than teams that have blown it up. We’re really close, clearly, and it may be a defensive guy, maybe one more guy, I don’t know yet.” Rivers said the notion that his team is knocking on the door could be enticing to players.“You may be able to get players that wouldn’t come here if you weren’t close,” he said.Rivers also didn’t rule out trades, or working a deal to get a pick for the upcoming draft, since the Clippers currently don’t have one.It will be interesting to see what Rivers does with players like sixth-man Jamal Crawford and starting small forward Matt Barnes. Both are 35. Barnes had one good game out of seven in the conference semifinals and averaged just 7.7 points while shooting 35.3 percent from the field and 19.4 percent from 3-point range. Crawford was better, but not terrific. He averaged 13.7 points over the seven games and shot 34 percent, 27.3 percent from beyond the arc.Barnes’ 2015-16 contract for $3,542,500 has only a partial guarantee, as does Crawford’s of $5,675,000. Barnes said he’d like to see everyone come back to take another crack at realizing better postseason success, “but this is a business, so it’s going to be a crazy summer.”Barnes averaged 10.1 points during the regular season, only the third time in his 12-year career he averaged double figures. But with his age, the Clippers might need to look elsewhere.“Matt had one of the best years of his career,” Rivers said Monday. “You have to factor that in. Experience is not all bad.” Spencer Hawes, the 7-foot-1 reserve, was a bust after signing a four-year deal this past summer. Unless the Clippers can trade him, he figures to be back. Rivers likes Hawes and believes he can help the team.Reserves without contracts for next season — besides Jordan — are Doc Rivers’ son Austin Rivers, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Hedo Turkoglu, Dahntay Jones and Jordan Hamilton. The team has a $1,015,421 option on Lester Hudson.The younger Rivers was a bright spot at times after being acquired in mid-January — and he is just 22. Doc Rivers said because the way he acquired his son, he can’t break the bank with him.“We can only pay him a certain amount and everyone else can pay him whatever they want,” said the elder Rivers, who added, “so it’ll be his choice, obviously, what he wants to do.”One thing seems certain: The Clippers need more depth. Period. Getting back to Jordan, Paul wants to see him back. Paul, Griffin and Jordan have been together four years now. They are the core of the Clippers, though they have not experienced the success they want.“I always,” Paul said, “want to keep us together.” It was Sunday evening, and Doc Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers had just been eliminated by the Houston Rockets by virtue of their 113-100 Game 7 loss in the Western Conference semifinals in Houston. The Clippers became just the ninth team in NBA history to lose a seven-game series after leading it 3-1, so it was a bitter defeat.After trying to explain what happened in the series — the Game 6 meltdown played a big role — and in Sunday’s loss, Rivers pondered the future. Rivers, the coach and president of basketball operations, talked about how he plans on addressing the roster.Chris Paul is guaranteed $21,468,696 and Blake Griffin $18,907,725 for next season. Free-agent center DeAndre Jordan will be seeking a max contract, so Rivers will have ties that bind him.“Obviously, I want to improve the team,” Rivers said. “But it ain’t easy with us. Contractually, and I don’t think everyone gets that, it’s very difficult when you have the contracts that we have. … But we’ve gotta get this team more support.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Injured musician an involved dad

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “My concern is for his hands,” family friend Leslie Garman said. “That’s his livelihood, playing violin. He is so accomplished. But I was told he was conscious and walking around before they took him to the hospital, so that’s encouraging. He’s under covers now, so they won’t know how bad it is for a while.” Ewart also is a sports dad, coaching the neighborhood swim team and youth baseball at the William S. Hart PONY Baseball and Softball League, where’s he’s on the board of directors, said neighbor Kathy Grimes. “He’s a totally involved father, really involved in all the kids’ activities,” Grimes said. “He coaches every sport his kids are involved with,” Garman said. “He’s so well-known.” Every year, he throws a huge Christmas party for friends and neighbors. His home is the one in the neighborhood decked to the hilt for every holiday, said neighbor Anne Reinders. VALENCIA – Violinist David Ewart is a man of many talents. A former member of both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, his stringed performances are featured on more than 800 recordings by artists ranging from Neil Diamond, Ricky Martin and Elvis Costello to the soundtracks for movies such as “Spider-Man 2,” “The Notebook” and “Million Dollar Baby.” Ewart, his father, Hugh, who is concertmaster emeritus for the Portland Symphony, and his son, Michael, were critically injured when Ewart’s Via Escovar home burned early Tuesday morning. Ewart’s injuries included serious burns to his hand, and friends are hoping he will recover to again play his violin. “We walked by last night with the dogs,” Reinders said. “They were having a really nice party. Everything was lit up, lots of decorations, lots of people. This house is always decorated in the season.” Staff Writer Patricia Farrell Aidem contributed to this story. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more