Odds & Ends: Be More Chill Recording, Quiz Julie Taymor & More

first_img View Comments Quiz Lion King Legend Julie Taymor“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will screen at Symphony Space on November 3, followed by a Q&A with the Tony winner herself. The previously reported adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic by The Lion King director, was recorded in Brooklyn last year and stars Tina Benko (The Avengers) as Titania, Max Casella (Blue Jasmine) as Nick Bottom, David Harewood (Homeland) as Oberon and Kathryn Hunter (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) as Puck.Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen Casting in PlaceFull casting has been announced for the previously reported West End transfer of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen. Andy Nyman will play Syd, with Craig Parkinson as Inspector Fry and Tony Hirst as Bill. Directed by Matthew Dunster and starring original cast members David Morrissey and Johnny Flynn, the production will play a limited engagement December 1 through March 5, 2016. Opening night is set for December 7 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.Catch (the Other) Phantom of the OperaWho says Halloween has to end after October 31? If you’re still in the spirit, head to the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights for a special screening of The Phantom of the Opera. We’re talking about the silent film, so no Lloyd Webber tunes, but there will be a live organ accompanist. After the screening, three cast members from the Broadway production—Laird Mackintosh, Rachel Zatcoff and Kyle Barisich—will perform some tunes and take part in a Q&A led by New York Post columnist and Razzle Dazzle author Michael Riedel. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill Gets AlbumFill up your red Solo cup, because the Be More Chill cast recording is now available digitally. The science fiction tuner by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz recently made its world premiere at New Jersey’s Two River Theater with a cast that included Will Connolly, Eric William Morris and Stephanie Hsu. Based on the Ned Vizzini novel of the same name, the show follows Jeremy, a teen who comes across a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything a teen could ever want—at a price. The Ghostlight Records album will be released in stores on December 18. Take a look at the making of the album below.last_img read more

Mobile Market Season

first_imgIt’s almost summer, and for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff in DeKalb and Clayton counties, that can only mean one thing — road trip!Both offices will be taking their nutrition education programming on the road this summer along with all the fresh fruits and vegetables needed to put those good dietary intentions into action.DeKalb County’s Mobile Market program, which is beginning its third season on Saturday, May 20, will be crisscrossing the county providing supermarket-priced produce at schools, apartment complexes and community centers located in neighborhoods that are underserved by full-service supermarkets.“Over the past two years we’ve seen the number of people who shop at our market double,” said Vonsuela Baker, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) agent for UGA Extension in DeKalb County. “That tells us that there is an unmet demand for fresh fruits and vegetables in the neighborhoods that we’re serving, and we’re excited to continue to meet that demand this summer.”Our goal is to help to DeKalb Countians eat more fruit and vegetables, and with the mobile market and the cooking classes that are part of the market experience, we’re doing just that.” Baker urges everyone in DeKalb County to keep a look out for the mint green “Fresh on Dek” bus in their neighborhoods and give the market a try.The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sponsored by UGA Extension, the DeKalb County Board of Health and the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.The DeKalb Mobile Market begins its weekly schedule on June 6, and the program will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at locations in Decatur, Lithonia and Stone Mountain.The complete schedule is posted at www.dekalbmobilemarket.com.In Clayton County, UGA Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Winston Eason is working with the office’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) staff to coordinate a mobile market to serve areas of the county designated as “food deserts” by the USDA. Their mobile market program, dubbed Clayton Fresh, held a kickoff party on May 13 at the Jonesboro Farmers Market. The Clayton Fresh program will travel the county throughout the summer and provide nutrition education classes and bags of fresh produce. All of the produce will be provided by the Lovejoy Community Garden, a 10-acre small suburban farm in Lovejoy, Georgia.The produce will be available for free for those who take the nutrition class and will include the ingredients that they need to try the recipes used in the class’s cooking demonstration.“Our goal is to provide nutrition information to the public, and this is a roundabout way to reach targeted groups with information about health and nutrition,” Eason said. Clayton Fresh will kick off its weekly schedule in June and a complete schedule will soon be listed at ugaextension.org/county-offices/clayton.html.last_img read more

Great Smoky National Park employee tests positive for Covid-19

first_imgGreat Smoky National Park employee tests positive for Covid-19 Photo of Morton’s Overlook in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Getty Images A spokesperson for Great Smoky Mountain National Park says that an employee of the park tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, March 25. The employee worked in the Cades Cove district of the park, and last came to work on March 19. Since that time, the employee has been in isolation at home, awaiting test results. The employee did not work in close contact with guests, the park says, though they were in close contact with nine other park employees. In accordance with CDC guidelines, those employees are now in isolation and are not exhibiting symptoms.  On Wednesday, North Carolina state parks announced additional park closures due to counties in State of Emergency and continued crowding that does not adhere to social distancing guidelines. Morrow Mountain State Park and Pilot Mountain State Park joined the ranks of NC state parks closed until further notice. Previously closed parks include Lake James State Park, South Mountains State Park, Stone Mountain State Park, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park, Lake Waccamaw State Park, Hanging Rock State Park, Raven Rock State Park, Fort Macon State Park and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. The list is updated daily at ncparks.gov.  The southernmost 14 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway were closed on Wednesday, in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In a statement, the park service said that the parkway would close between mile markers 455 and 469 due to “a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in coordination with travel restrictions in place from the Easter Band of Cherokee Indians and Great Smoky Mountains Park.” center_img Additional NC state park closures due to Covid-19 Southernmost section of Blue Ridge Parkway is closed in response to Covid-19 “Please note that restrooms are closed at all state parks,” NC state parks said in a Facebook post. “We ask that you do everything you can to maintain social distancing guidelines at the parks.” For now, other sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway are open to visitors. The park service encourages visitors to adhere to guidance from the CDC.last_img read more

2 Westbury Men Charged With Attempted Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two suspects wanted for joining two others in attacking three men with machetes in New Cassel three weeks ago have been apprehended, Nassau County police said.David Hernandez, 17, was arrested Saturday and Geovany Hernandez, 20, was taken into custody Sunday. Both are facing charges of attempted murder and assault.Police said the four suspects, all of whom are from Westbury, attacked the victims, ages 35, 34 and 23, in front of La Casa Del Marisco restaurant on Old Country Road in New Cassel in the early morning hours of Sunday,  March 31.The victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries to the face, neck and hands.Miguel Flores, 22, and Jose Hernandez, 25, were arrested hours later, police said. They were each ordered held on $100,000 bail after being charged with gang assault and other counts.David and Geovany Hernandez were both additionally charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. They will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Diego Simeone dismisses talk of an Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal links

first_img Phil HaighFriday 6 Dec 2019 11:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Simeone would not be short of offers if he were to leave Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty Images)‘The responsibility I have is a lot. I assume it and share it with players, club, people who work in the dressing room.‘We all have responsibility – mine is important, I assume it and I look for solutions so that everything returns to the best situation, which is to win. When you win, everything looks much better.’Simeone has been mentioned as a candidate to take over as permanent manager at Arsenal after the recent sacking of Unai Emery.However, it appears that he has no intention of leaving the Spanish capital any time soon and any move to London would only become an option if he were sacked.In charge at Atletico since 2011, Simeone has overseen a huge amount of change at the club and after their last league defeat to Barcelona on Sunday, he reminded fans and the media that this was another season of transition.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‘Change will come and, instead of hitting the post, the ball will go in,’ he said. ‘We have to stay patient and know that we’re in a year of transition.’Atletico did see a number of high profile players leave over the summer as Antonie Griezmann, Diego Godin, Rodri, Lucas Hernandez, Juanfran, Filipe Luis and Gelson Martins all departed.Simeone is building a new side and remains confident that he is the man to do so.MORE: Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe blasted for worst warm-up of all time by Clive Tyldesley & Alan ShearerMORE: Arsenal target Brendan Rodgers set to be offered new Leicester City contract to fend off interest Diego Simeone dismisses talk of an Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal links Advertisement Diego Simeone’s future at Atletico de Madrid has come under question (Picture: Getty Images)Diego Simeone has dismissed speculation that he is close to leaving Atletico Madrid amid rumours that Arsenal want to make him their next permanent manager.Simeone’s side have been in poor form in recent weeks, winning just one of their last seven games in all competitions.This string of disappointing results has seen Atleti slip to sixth in La Liga and leaves them needing a win over Lokomotiv Moscow next week to guarantee progression to the Champions League knockout stages.Reports have emerged that Simeone could be set for the exit door unless results improve soon, starting on Friday night at Villarreal, but the Argentinian claims this is not the case and he is facing the same pressure as any other season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘In the eight years that I have been here, it has been said that the group was not with me every year,’ said the 49-year-old.‘There is always a moment of speculation. However, we move forward with patience and lots of energy.‘I don’t think there has been more criticism than in other seasons. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Spanish social security ‘to run out of money in July’: report

first_imgLast July, the fund was worth €25bn, but after the government’s latest withdrawal of €936m in December, just over €15bn is left.Each year, Spanish pensioners receive an extra month’s payment in July and December, which is one of the key reasons for the government’s dipping into the FRSS.However, the influential Spanish newspaper El Mundo has predicted that at the current rate of withdrawals, the FRSS will be unable to fund bonus payments after this summer.The story is just one strand in an animated public debate in Spain over the future of the state pensions system.Luis Linde – governor of the Banco de España, Spain’s central bank – has said the state retirement age might have to be raised beyond the projected level of 67 years in order to ensure the financial sustainability of the public pensions system.   The current retirement age is 65 years and five months, increasing to 67 years by 2027. But Linde said further increases could become necessary.He said: “This could be justified by people’s longer life expectancy, their joining the workforce later, the reduced physical demands of most jobs today, and people’s better health at more advanced ages. Any measures that discourage early retirement and allow people to extend their working lives beyond the age of 67 would have a positive bearing on the financial sustainability of the system.”Linde was appearing before the parliamentary committee for the monitoring and assessment of the Toledo Pact agreements.Alberto Nadal, Spain’s secretary of state for budget and expenditure, told the same committee that should the FRSS run out of funds, the government could issue debt to help pay pensions. Spain’s ratio of government debt to GDP is one of the highest in Europe at 99.2%, according to TradingEconomics.com.Nadal also suggested policymakers should search for a balance between taxation and workers’ contributions to finance the pensions system. He categorically ruled out privatising the system.However, Nadal said: “In the long term, our system depends fundamentally on the strength of the Spanish economy. The funding of the pensions system is based on workers’ contributions and the guarantee for a sound system in the long term is stable and growing employment.”Meanwhile, former Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez told a forum on state pensions organised by business newspaper Cinco Dias that the pensions system cannot be guaranteed over the next 30 years.He added: “Those ‘gurus’ who say the situation will be resolved are simply lying.” Spain’s social security reserve fund – which acts as a financial cushion for the country’s state pension system – will be unable to afford bonus payments to pensioners after July this year, according to a recent press report.“Those ‘gurus’ who say the situation will be resolved are simply lying.”– Felipe Gonzalez, former prime ministerThe Fondo de Reserva de la Seguridad Social (FRSS) was set up in 2000 to invest social security surpluses and fund future shortfalls in the state pension scheme.At its peak in 2011, the FRSS portfolio was worth €67bn. Since then, however, its value has fallen substantially, as the government has regularly drawn on the funds in order to top up state pension payments.last_img read more

World’s first “Sayaringo STaGE” LNG carrier delivered

first_imgImage courtesy of Diamond LNG ShippingThe world’s first “Sayaringo STaGE” next generation liquefied natural gas carrier, Diamond Gas Orchid has been delivered to Diamond LNG Shipping, a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi and NYK, according to the US-based ABS that classed the brand new vessel.To remind, the 165,000-cbm LNG carrier was named earlier this year at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Nagasaki shipyard in Japan.The Japanese joint venture has a long-term time-charter contract for the LNG vessel with Diamond Gas International, a wholly owned unit of Mitsubishi located in Singapore.The ship will transport LNG from the U.S. Cameron LNG project in Louisiana, in which NYK and Mitsubishi both have a stake, as well as from other locations around the world.The innovative carrier introduces significant improvements in both LNG-carrying capacity and fuel performance by incorporating a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system, ABS note in its statement issued on Tuesday.The vessel is intended for operation in Louisiana, transporting LNG for the Cameron LNG project.The Diamond Gas Orchid has a continuous steel cover that reduces ship weight and air resistance while increasing LNG-carrying capacity.STaGE, an acronym derived from “Steam Turbine and Gas Engines,” is a hybrid propulsion system combining a steam turbine and engines fired by gas.Efficient use of the engines’ waste heat in the steam turbine results in substantial improvement in plant efficiency, enabling high-efficiency navigation throughout a full range of speeds, the statment said.Diamond Gas Orchid is the first Sayaringo STaGE vessel to have both the next generation LNG cargo tank structure and propulsion system.last_img read more

Single economy will take longer than anticipated, say CARICOM leaders

first_imgNewsRegional Single economy will take longer than anticipated, say CARICOM leaders by: – May 25, 2011 Share Share (L-R) Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo; Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding and St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas during a break in the CARICOM Heads Retreat in GuyanaBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have ended their two-day retreat in Guyana, indicating that the process towards a single economy within the 15-member grouping that would have gone into effect by 2015, will now “take longer than anticipated.”The leaders from ten CARICOM countries — Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Suriname, St Lucia and The Bahamas prime ministers were absent – said in a statement afterwards that they would now await a restructuring of the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat before establishing an over-arching decision-implementation arm to ensure regional policies are adhered to.“As regards the Single Economy, they recognised that the process towards full implementation would take longer than anticipated and agreed it may be best to pause and consolidate the gains of the Single Market before taking any further action on certain specific elements of the Single Economy, such as the creation of a single currency,” the statement said.The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is intended to benefit the region by providing more and better opportunities to produce and sell goods and services and to attract investment. It will create one large market among the participating member states.“The main objectives of the CSME are: full use of labour (full employment) and full exploitation of the other factors of production (natural resources and capital); competitive production leading to greater variety and quantity of products and services to trade with other countries. It is expected that these objectives will in turn provide improved standards of living and work and sustained economic development,” according to the CARICOM Secretariat.“In respect of governance, they reaffirmed the decision taken at their inter-sessional Meeting in Grenada in February to await the completion of the current review of the CARICOM Secretariat, before taking any firm decisions towards the establishment of the Permanent Committee of CARICOM Ambassadors (PCCA),” the statement said.Regarding a replacement for Sir Edwin Carrington, who resigned as secretary general of the grouping at the start of the year, the leaders also “agreed that the persons short-listed for the position would be subjected to further processes, with a view to taking a final decision by July 2011” when they meet in St Kitts and Nevis.The leaders also agreed that the review of the Secretariat should take into account the strengthening of the institution to enable it to play an enhanced role in the area of mobilizing substantial resources for concrete projects in the areas identified.They said that the restructuring should also allow the Secretariat to assist and advise member states with implementation; offer greater technical advice and address its ability to provide practical deliverables in the immediate and long term.The retreat was used by the leaders to continue discussions on “Prioritising the Focus and Direction of the Community” which they initiated at their Grenada meeting.Caribbean News Now Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 10 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

P600-K ‘shabu’ seized in Roxas buy-bust

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Roxas City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agencyin Western Visayas said Jaguio was included in the Directorate for Intelligencelist, while Almia was a drug surenderee. ROXAS City – Five sachets of suspectedshabu valued around P600,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in BarangayCagay here, according to Master Sergeant Ramil Arcangeles, Roxas City PNP Spokesperson. Drug suspects Alfred Jaguio and Feb Almia during an entrapment operation in Barangay Cagay, Roxas City, Capiz on Feb. 7. GLENN BEUP/PN Aside from suspected illegal drugs, aunit of cellphone and a wallet were recovered, he added. Their motorcycle wasimpounded too. They were nabbed after they soldsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P20,000 around 5 p.m. on Feb. 7,he said. The 43-year-old Alfred Jaguio and34-year-old Feb Almia yielded the suspected illegal drugs, Arcangeles told Panay News.last_img read more

Man Utd’s target reluctant to leave Barcelona

first_img Mundo Deportivo says Fati has no intention of moving away from Barcelona this summer, despite interest from Manchester United.Advertisement Loading… The Red Devils reportedly offered €150million (£135m) for the starlet, though it was instantly rejected by the Catalan giants. read also:‘Ansu Fati is impressing everyone at Barcelona’ Fati – who has scored five goals in 17 La Liga matches this season, aged just 17 – is determined to lock down a place in the first-team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United’s target, Ansu Fati, is reluctant to leave Barcelona this summer. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more