News Round-Up: Kristin! Audra! And Nathan Lane’s No Longer in The Money!

first_imgWelcome to our round-up of news stories, your daily guide to all the latest buzz in and around the Great White Way! First up? Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane, Tony nominee Billy Magnussen and Broadway alums Rosemary Harris, Mamie Gummer and Ray Liotta are no longer in The Money. According to Deadline, David Milch’s HBO pilot The Money is no longer moving forward. Nathan Lane Kristin Chenoweth Rosemary Harris View All (5) Finally, the complete cast has been announced for Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall. Joining the previously reported stars Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Sierra Boggess and Megan Mullally will be Tony winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd) as Arvide Abernathy and Tony nominee Lee Wilkof (Assassins) as Harry the Horse. Other cast members also now on board for the one-night-only event include Allison Blackwell, J.D. Webster, Linda Mugleston, Joseph Torello, Glenn Seven Allen, Manuel Herrera, Adam Jepsen, Jason Mills, Curt Olds, Nicholas Rodriguez, and Cody Williams. Adam Alexander, Nicolas Dávila, Rebecca Eichenberger, Constantine Germanacos, Gaelen Gilliland, Juan Jose Ibarra, Denis Lambert and Brian Charles Rooney. Star Files Over in Washington, The Kennedy Center has set dates for the previously reported productions of the Susan Stroman helmed Little Dancer and the Broadway-bound Gigi. Little Dancer will play October 25 through November 30. Gigi will play January 17 through Feburary 15. Meanwhile, Kristin Chenoweth has revealed her decade-long struggle with asthma in the hope of bringing asthma awareness. The Tony winner told E! Online that it’s had a very real impact on her career as she can suffer from “shortness of breath” or “wheezing” before an important performance. View Comments Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will present and Tamara Tunie emcee at The League of Professional Theatre Women’s 2014 Awards Celebration and Big Mingle Reception. The event will be held March 10 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Zoe Caldwell, Judith Dolan, Joanna Sherman, Sondra Gorney, Meiyin Wang and Katherine Kovner will all receive awards during the evening. Audra McDonald Billy Magnussenlast_img read more

Tickets Now Available for Blank! The Musical Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Blank! is co-created by Michael Girts, Mike Descoteaux and T.J. Shanoff. The production is a collaboration between Uprights Citizens Brigade and Livecube, a mobile technology app that will be utilized by theatergoers during the show. Blank! The Musical Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2014 At each performance Katie Dufrense, TJ Mannix, Nicole C. Hastings, Andrew Knox, Tessa Hersh, Matthew Van Colton and Douglas Widick will hit the stage without scripts or rehearsals to perform a brand new musical that audiences help create. Those in attendance will use their smartphones to choose a title, write lyrics and compose a score. Tickets are now on sale for the new interactive theatrical event Blank! The Musical off-Broadway. Performances will begin at New World Stages on November 1, with opening night set for November 17.last_img

Extension website

first_imgProviding counties with help and science-based information is the core of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s mission. And now they’ve made it easier for Georgians to access instant information when office hours are over.Extension is helping Georgians virtually through its newly redesigned website The site provides the state’s citizens with multiple ways to get their questions answered – through websites, publications and easily accessible contact information for county agents. UGA Extension is currently transitioning to the new tier-structure plan, and the new website is one essential way it’s helping provide continued support across the state. “Our aim with this new plan was to do all we can to ensure Georgians have access to the education and information they need from us,” said Beverly Sparks, associate dean for Extension with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It was clear with our new budget reality we had to redesign how that education was delivered.”UGA Extension is the public service and outreach branch of the UGA Colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences. For more than 100 years, it has delivered research-based education from the university to agricultural producers, families and, through Georgia 4-H, children.“It’s great to have one entry point to UGA Cooperative Extension,” said Elizabeth Andress, interim director of Extension for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “The new events feature will allow citizens to see the abundance of what is available for them.” InformationThe website’s topic pages are an access port to information located across both colleges’ sites. Users can find links, publications, videos, news articles and other information related to the topic they are interested in. Information about related events, research, academics and youth programs are listed on each page. Every page features a link to contact local county Extension agents, so users can find someone to talk to if needed. “We’ve heard from our clientele and our employees that the new website is more user-friendly and gives them access to information from across the college,” Sparks said. Publications UGA Extension has 585 CAES publications housed on the new website, with additional links to hundreds of FACS publications about food preparation and preservation, families and finances. While the most popular agriculture publications are often related to home gardening – especially fruit and vegetable production – topics range from livestock and poultry production to insect and disease management in crops.Gardeners are becoming increasingly interested in drought-tolerant landscaping and native plants. For the past several months, the most viewed publication has been “Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines.” It includes descriptions and photos of hundreds of plants. “Part II: Ferns” is also popular. “Part III: Wildflowers” will be published this fall.EventsA central feature of the website is a listing of public Extension events, which will also be highlighted on relevant topic pages. Events allow Georgians to meet face-to-face with Extension agents and specialists across the state to learn more about an area of interest. For more information on UGA Extension and to try out the new website, visit read more

Addison County Chamber announces annual awards

first_imgPhoto captions:File name jp_carrara.jpg: Paul Carrara and PJ Carrara, J.P. Carrara & Sons, accept the Chamber’s Business of the Year Award.File name citizen_year_award2.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, presents John Tenny, Middlebury Select Board Chair, with the Chamber’s Buster Brush Citizen of the Year Award.File name chairmans_award.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, presents Nancy Slater Cobden, recently retired from Hannaford Career Center, with the Chairman’s Award for her long-term support of the Chamber.File name community_achievement.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, congratulates David Donahue, Middlebury College and John Tenny, Middlebury Select Board Chair, as they receive the Chamber’s Community Achievement Award.File name gov_douglas.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, and Andy Mayer, ACCOC president, present Governor Jim Douglas with gifts recognizing his support of the Addison County Chamber. Gov. Douglas is a past president of ACCOC. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized local businesses, organizations, and individuals with its annual awards during the Chamber’s annual meeting held on September 8th at Basin Harbor Club. Four awards were presented in front of a crowd of 135 attendees which included Governor Douglas, Chamber members and other local dignitaries. In addition to the award presentations, the Chamber membership voted on a new board of directors. J.P. Carrara & Sons was presented with the Business of the Year Award which is given to a business located in Addison County that demonstrates excellent business practices and provides a positive impact on the community. According to Andy Mayer, Chamber president, ‘J.P. Carrara & Sons has exemplified all of the award criteria, and has done so for a long time. One such criterion is for improving a facility which benefits the community. J.P. Carrara qualified not just by improving the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury, but by building it.’ He went on to say that without their expertise the project probably wouldn’t have happened.In addition to the Business of the Year award, the Addison County Chamber presented its Buster Brush Citizen of the Year Award which is given to an individual who has made numerous contributions to the community without the expectation of acknowledgement. The award was given to John Tenny, Middlebury Select Board Chair, who has shown extraordinary leadership in challenging times. He has also shown tremendous dedication by serving on the Middlebury Select Board since 1995 and Chairman since 1997. His tenacity on the Cross Street Bridge project which had been 50+ years in the making helped bring it to completion. His relationship with Middlebury College ensured a collaboration that was instrumental in funding the Bridge. The Chamber’s Community Achievement Award is given to a not-for-profit organization for outstanding services and leadership to the community. The Chamber recognized the Middlebury Select Board, Middlebury College and the citizens of Middlebury for their efforts to make the soon-to-be-opened Cross Street Bridge happen. From figuring out where it should go, to accomplishing it without the state and federal government, to developing a partnership to pay for it, and utilizing the expertise of a local company in its construction, many pieces had to come together to make the Cross Street Bridge a reality.The outgoing board chairperson, Lynn Coale, presented the Chairman’s Award which is given to an individual or business who has donated time and effort for the continuing benefit of the Chamber. This year the award was presented to Nancy Slater Cobden, recently retired from the Hannaford Career Center. According to Lynn, ‘Nancy has been instrumental in keeping the Work Force Investment Board alive and well in Addison County and she has been a founding member and constant advocate for the Middlebury Arts Walk. She has been my assistant director at the Hannaford Career Center for the last eight years.’ Annual meeting attendees voted on the board of directors for the 2010-2011 year. New to the board this year are Robin Huestis, Round Robin Upscale Resale Shop and Grover Usilton, National Bank of Middlebury. Both are serving one-year terms expiring at the 2011 annual meeting. The board and members of the Chamber recognized Jim Daily, Porter Medical Center, who is leaving the board after serving two terms. Kris Merchant, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom, is the incoming chairperson. Other board members include:· Bonita Bedard, Vermont HoneyLights, representing Five Town Business Council· Dan Brown, Swift House Inn· *Tim Buskey, Vergennes Residential Care· Lynn Coale, Hannaford Career Center: Immediate Past President· *Jeff Costello, The Middlebury Inn· *Andy Mayer, Addison County Chamber· Kate McGowan, United Way of Addison County· Mike McLaughlin, Breadloaf Corporation · *Kris Merchant, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom· *Steve Misasi, Misasi & Misasi, PC· Patrick Norton, Middlebury College· Mike Rainville, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, representing Addison County Economic Development Corporation· Paul Richey, Basin Harbor Club· Bill Sayre, A. Johnson Lumber Company, representing Addison County Regional Planning Commission· Bill Townsend, J.P. Carrara & Sons* Designates Chamber Officers   About Addison County Chamber of CommerceThe Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at is external).center_img Source: The Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Middlebury, Vermont ‘ September 13, 2010 ‘last_img read more

When he’s not battling flames, Vestal firefighter reads to children virtually

first_img(WBNG) — When one local firefighter isn’t battling flames, he’s started reading to children through video while passing a few fire safety tips their way. He does it in the hopes he provides a little reading relief. Amid the coronavirus crisis, when he’s not on a call, he’s started recording himself reading books to share with several elementary schools. “I got great response from the principals and the teachers and the town supervisor, it just gives them a little outlet of something happy, a fireman sitting on a firetruck reading a short story,” said Fortier. And on top of a good read, he passes on a few fire safety tips, too. On top of continuing his reading, Fortier plans to record a tour of the fire station to send out as well. Ken Fortier has worked as a volunteer firefighter in Vestal for more than 20 years. “I mean right now people are home more than ever so I always do a little fire lesson because you’re home, there’s more things that could happen at your house, so I want to make sure they’re prepared on this… I want to keep their families safe,” Fortier says. “The kids are anxious, this gives them another outlet to maybe enjoy a couple minutes that they don’t think about it,” he says.last_img read more

Rio Tinto admits damaging Australian Aboriginal heritage site

first_img“In 2013, ministerial consent was granted to allow Rio Tinto to conduct activity at the Brockman 4 mine that would impact Juukan 1 and Juukan 2 rock shelters,” the spokesperson said, adding the company had liaised with the Aboriginal community. “Rio Tinto has worked constructively together with the PKKP people on a range of heritage matters under the agreement and has, where practicable, modified its operations to avoid heritage impacts and to protect places of cultural significance to the group.”Just one year after the blasting was approved, an archaeological dig at one of the shelters uncovered the oldest known example of bone tools in Australia — a sharpened kangaroo bone dating back 28,000 years — and a 4,000-year-old hair plait believed to have been worn as a belt.DNA testing of the hair had shown a genetic link to the ancestors of indigenous people who still live in the area. Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has admitted damaging ancient Aboriginal rock shelters in the remote Pilbara region — blasting near the 46,000-year-old heritage site to expand an iron ore mine.Traditional owners said the culturally significant cave in Juukan Gorge, Western Australia — one of the earliest known sites occupied by Aboriginals in Australia — had been destroyed in a “devastating blow” to the community.Explosives were detonated near the site on Sunday in line with state government approvals granted seven years ago, Rio Tinto said in a statement. Topics :center_img The 2014 excavations also found one of the oldest examples of a grinding stone ever found in Australia.”There are less than a handful of known Aboriginal sites in Australia that are as old as this one”, Puutu Kunti Kurrama Land Committee chair John Ashburton said, describing the site as one of the earliest-occupied locations nationally.”Our people are deeply troubled and saddened by the destruction of these rock shelters and are grieving the loss of connection to our ancestors as well as our land.The local Aboriginal corporation said traditional owners had first learned Rio Tinto planned to blast the gorge near the rock shelters on 15 May after requesting access to the site.Attempts to negotiate with the mining company to stop the blast failed, the corporation said, and it received advice that the charges could not safely be removed or left undetonated.”We recognize that Rio Tinto has complied with its legal obligations, but we are gravely concerned at the inflexibility of the regulatory system,” Ashburton said.”We are now working with Rio Tinto to safeguard the remaining rock shelters in the Juukan Gorge and ensure open communication between all stakeholders.”The Western Australia state government is currently reviewing the laws as part of a process that began in 2018.last_img read more

Development turned on its head with the penthouse on the ground

first_imgThe Sylvan at Toowong is flipping penthouse living on its head, offering ground floor opulence.PENTHOUSE living is being turned on its head with one Toowong developer flipping its plans upside down and putting the penthouse on the ground floor.Prompted by buyer feedback, developer WINIM Funds Management has decided to flip its $54 million Sylvan development on its head and take advantage of the extensive green space within the building’s central courtyard.WINIMFM spokesman Gus Kuiters said buyers, particularly downsizers, loved the appeal of having their own courtyard along with the accessibility and convenience of ground-floor living.Mr Kuiters said the apartments would be as private and spacious as those on the top floors.“The availability of these residences at The Sylvan will mean that those downsizers looking for a larger unit with a courtyard and extra features will be able to seriously consider a ground-floor unit,” he said.“And, in some cases, they will have direct access from the street to their front door.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe Sylvan at ToowongEach of the large ground-floor residences will have the feel of a detached dwelling with a large courtyard, nine-foot ceilings and 900mm appliances.Some will offer direct access to the street, emulating the style of the coveted Brownstone residences found in New York City and other major cities.Mr Kuiters said the luxurious and expansive ground-floor residences responded to owner-occupier demand in a market dominated by investor-focused product.“Luxury living space is increasingly in demand as the Brisbane apartment market continues to be dominated by investor stock,” he said.“The Sylvan is homing in on the appeal of Toowong for owner-occupiers looking to live close to the city, the river and transport.”Mr Kuiters said the project was experiencing strong demand from owner-occupiers due to the shortage of apartment configurations and designs that met their requirements and expectations.The Sylvan will have 117 apartments of one, two and three bedroom apartments with views of the CBD, Brisbane River or Mt Coot-tha.last_img read more

When buying a flipped home make sure you do your homework to avoid any nasty surprises

first_imgProperty agent Damien Keyes from Keyes & Co. is utilising muti-media to sell houses.THE popularity of TV renovation programs has given “house flipping” a very high profile but what if you’re buying one of these renovated properties – is there anything you should look out for?The business of flipping is where an investor secures a property for a cheap price, makes either cosmetic or structural changes (or both) and then puts it back on the market quickly so it can be sold for a profit. Like anything in life, there are varying levels of quality to the finished flipped home. Some flippers are very focused on quality and high-end finishes while others are more focused on a volume business and getting the home back on the market as fast as possible. In many cases the finance is short-term borrowing at higher interest rate levels, so time is money and speed is the key to profit and success.A flipper will often have teams of tradies they work with and will put the big jobs out to tender, such as kitchens, bathrooms, carpentry, general labour, or re-stumping. They will all work together in a fast and efficient way to get the job done quickly and move on to the next. It always pays to remember that underneath the fresh paint, polished floors, and new curtains is a home that was in need of renovation, which is why it sold cheaply in the first place. Try to keep an eagle eye out to spot possible shortcuts or rush jobs – that’s your number-one job as the potential buyer.If you are considering a property that has been flipped here are some things to keep in mind:More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 ■ Identify if the property has been flipped and research the previous sale price so you can estimate how much value the flipper has added ■ Identify what works have been undertaken on the home so you can really focus your due diligence ■ Complete a thorough search of the council records checking for alterations to the main dwelling, such as patio extensions and extra bathrooms ■ If any bathrooms have been completely replaced are copies of the waterproofing certificates available? ■ If a kitchen has new gas cookware is there a gas certificate confirming installation done by a professional fitter? ■ Any significant changes such as bathrooms, roofs or patios/re-stumping should be certified so check that all certifications are in place.A good starting point for your enquiries is to ask a couple of local real estate agents who operate in the area. An experienced agent will likely have some knowledge of the flip and be able to guide you in your due diligence. Make sure you get at least two or three opinions. Most good career agents are more than happy to offer their experience and insights to any interested parties because we are here to help.last_img read more

China: Longyuan Zhenhua Nets Two Offshore Wind Deals

first_imgJiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering (Longyuan Zhenhua) has signed two new offshore wind contracts in China, one for two met masts off the Guandong province and the other for construction works on a project in the Liaoning province. The company, a joint venture between ZPMC and Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power, will carry out the construction, two-year maintenance and final disassembly of two offshore anemometer towers that make up the Guangdong Zhanjiang Xuwen Offshore Wind Power Project (Anemometer Tower Project) developed by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC).For the Liaoning Dalian Zhuanghe III Offshore Wind Power Project, developed by China Three Gorges New Energy, Longyuan Zhenhua will install foundations, as well as 15 wind turbines with an output of 6.45MW each and one with an output of 3.3MW.In April 2018, the company secured an EPC contract for the first phase of China’s Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore wind farm. The project’s general EPC contractor, Guangdong Electric Power Design & Research Institute, awarded the joint venture with the engineering, procurement and construction of the offshore wind farm’s monopiles and 220kV substation.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

Sexual abuse remains highest form of abuse against Dominican children

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: child.abuse.comThe Welfare Division is reporting that sexual abuse in Dominica remains the highest form of abuse against children on the island.Sixty one cases have been reported from January to May of this year. Twenty eight cases were reported in February alone. So far, eleven of the sexual abuse cases reported is incest.Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit Gemma Azille said while more people are reporting the abuse, its prevalence is worrying.“It is a problem. We cannot do this one our own. We cannot say that we will just break the cycle of child abuse. We see it as an issue where everyone must come together. Parents, teachers…everyone who comes in contact with children,” she said.She said latest reports indicate that most persons know their perpetrators.But she said many cases are hidden.“Cases do come to us but when it has to go forward they hold back and are no longer interested in pursuing the case,” she said.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Sexual abuse remains highest form of abuse against Dominican children by: – June 15, 2011 Sharecenter_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more