T O P

Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector & More Join Broadway Salutes

first_imgTony nominees Andy Karl and Jarrod Spector, as well as Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Lindsay Mendez and Adam Heller, will take part in the sixth annual Broadway Salutes on September 23. The public event will take place at Anita’s Way, the public space from 42nd to 43rd street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. As previously announced, four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein will host.Broadway Salutes honors theater professionals, including stagehands, actors, producers, press agents, designers, directors, and more, who have worked 25, 35 and 50 years in their respective theatrical craft. The afternoon’s event, directed by Marc Bruni, is presented by the Broadway League and the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds.Karl and Spector earned Tony nods this year for their performances in Rocky and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, respectively. Mendez most recently appeared on Broadway in Wicked, for which she took home a Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards for Favorite Replacement. Heller’s Great White Way credits include Elf, Baby It’s You! and Caroline, or Change. Star Files Andy Karlcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Chilean Soldier Dies in Haiti after Assault

first_imgBy Dialogo June 19, 2012 A Chilean soldier who worked at the Embassy of Chile in Haiti died there on June 17, after being shot by unidentified assailants, authorities said. “The officer was assaulted by strangers and he received four bullet wounds in his abdomen and arm. Due to these injuries, he was taken to Lambert Sante Hospital, where he died at 5:45 am” (0945 GMT), the Chilean Defense Ministry said in a statement. The incident took place outside a restaurant in the Petionville suburb of Port-au-Prince, and is being investigated by Haitian police. The body of the sergeant, who served as the assistant defense attaché at the Chilean embassy, will be repatriated once the necessary paperwork has been completed.last_img

New Jersey voices loud and clear on protecting credit union tax status

first_imgMore voices are coming across loud and clear in New Jersey about the credit union difference.John Fenton, president/CEO of Affinity FCU, Basking Ridge, N.J., set the record straight regarding the credit union tax status in an “Industry Insights” post on NJBIZ.com.In “Setting the record straight regarding credit unions and taxes,” Fenton emphasized the cooperative structure of credit unions, the ownership of credit unions by members not stockholders, and the real estate and payroll taxes paid by credit unions.“The tax treatment conveyed on credit unions roughly 100 years ago continues to serve the purpose for which it was created and is one of the best investments that the government makes in its citizens,” Fenton wrote. “Credit unions provide substantial benefits to their members and the dollar amount of those benefits greatly exceeds the loss in federal revenue that would result from taxing not-for-profit credit unions.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Australian home minister Peter Dutton tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgOne of Australia’s highest-profile ministers, Peter Dutton, who is in charge of home affairs, said he had tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and was admitted to hospital in the northeastern state of Queensland.Australia has recorded 156 infections and three deaths from the flu-like disease, but authorities expect a rapid increase in coming weeks, with the arrival of the southern hemisphere winter.Dutton, a former health minister, attended a meeting in Sydney on Tuesday at which he met Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other cabinet members for a few hours, a spokeswoman said. “This morning, I woke up with a temperature and sore throat,” Dutton said in a statement issued by his office, adding that Queensland health authorities told him on Friday afternoon that his test had proved positive.”I feel fine and will provide an update in due course.”Morrison has advised against gatherings of more than 500 people, but said he would still go to a weekend rugby game, as health officials warned that millions of Australians could get infected within months.A media representative for Morrison did not immediately return an email seeking comment.Topics :last_img read more

House plans to revise AGO law

first_imgThe House of Representatives plans to revise Law No.16/2004 on the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), which has been included in the 2020 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas).According to Pangeran Khairul Saleh, the deputy chairman of House Commission III overseeing legal affairs, the revision aimed to strengthen prosecutors’ position in the government system.”The Attorney General’s Office and prosecutors must have one special law,” he said on Monday, noting that a number of regulations currently stipulate the distinct roles of the attorney general, the AGO and prosecutors. The House Legislation Body (Baleg) agreed on Monday to form a working committee to revise the 2004 law. The chairman of the body, Supratman Andi Agtas of the Gerindra Party, was appointed to lead the committee.Pangeran said laws related to prosecutors’ duties had been challenged several times at the Constitutional Court (MK), which had affected prosecutors’ duties.One of them was a Constitutional Court ruling on Oct. 13, 2010, that annulled Law No. 4 PNPS/1963 on prohibitions on printed materials that also revokes the authority of a prosecutor’s office to supervise and withdraw printed materials from being circulated in the public without a court trial.In law enforcement, Pangeran added, prosecutors were also expected not to merely use repressive preventive approaches but also to have an alternative dispute resolution, such as penal mediation.Penal mediation is a form of settlement outside the court or alternative dispute resolution (ADR).Topics : The National Mandate Party (PAN) politician said the revision would focus on several points, such as improving the prosecutor’s authority to investigate certain crimes that would not be limited to corruption.“We will give them more authority to investigate money laundering, forestry crimes, serious human rights violations and other crimes stipulated in prevailing laws,” Pangeran said.The revision will also grant prosecutors the authority to provide considerations and information in helping a court decide the legal violations in a criminal case.It will also emphasize the role of the prosecutor in maintaining the integrity and sovereignty of the state and nation in times of danger, civil and military emergencies and war, he added.last_img read more

Arsenal summer signing breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s training record

first_imgKieran Tierney breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang training record during Arsenal medical The summer signing from Celtic made a big impression despite being injured (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney claimed one of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s many Arsenal training records during his medical, setting a new best for the vertical jump despite being injured.The Scot finally completed his protracted move from Celtic to north London in a £25million deal on deadline day, though fans won’t get to see him for another six weeks as he recovers from a double hernia operation.Despite the injury, Tierney passed his medical with flying colours and stunned Arsenal coaches – and his new teammates – with his performance in training. Comment Advertisement Ewan RobertsSaturday 10 Aug 2019 10:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShares Rob Holding could hardly believe the score Tierney posted (Picture: Arsenal media)The 22-year-old was given a series of exercises to perform on Thursday, including a hands-on-hips vertical jump.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith his very first effort he got 50cms off the ground, with the Arsenal coach saying he’d ‘smashed it already’ and revealing he was only 4cms short of Aubameyang’s record.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 CityA broad smile appeared on Tierney’s face as he accepted the challenge, saying ‘I’ll try and beat that’, and he duly delivered a monster jump that had the coach – and teammate Rob Holding – exclaim out loud.Tierney put down a 55cm standing jump, edging out Aubameyang from top spot, as Holding whooped and congratulated his new teammate.Watch Tierney’s record-breaking performance from 3:24 below…Aubameyang still has plenty of records to his name, though, and is one of the best performers in training – notably leading the one-legged triple jump test.Speaking about Tierney’s arrival, manager Unai Emery said: ‘We’re delighted Kieran is joining us. He’s a very talented player who will continue to improve. He increases our options defensively and I look forward to him joining our group.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Gold Coast’s first floating house to go under the hammer

first_img… to an indoor pool.However, Ms Naumoski took the property off the market last month in a bid to wait for other multimillion-dollar sales to buoy the local market. After a change in marketing agencies, the property is now listed through Eoghan Murphy of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty and will go under the hammer on March 25. The house was built on a 405sq m block in 2016.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt follows a sales campaign that included offers of a property swap during an expressions of interest campaign in late 2017, before vendor Rozetta Naumoski put a $2.7 million price on it in January this year. 45 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads is back on the market and will go under the hammer.THE Gold Coast’s first floating house is back on the market and will go under the hammer in a renewed sales push.The unique residence at Burleigh Heads, which was built to appear as if it’s suspended from the side of Hill Avenue, is now set to go to auction. A stone tub features on the top floor.“There’s nothing really to compare it to, so that was the biggest challenge, ” Ms Naumoski told the Gold Coast Bulletin at the time.“At the moment I’ve put a price on it, I believe that’s what it’s worth in terms of the land value, the cost of the build and the considerable effort that’s gone into the home and that’s based off the feedback that came through the expressions of interest campaign,” she said.center_img Each level has its own unique feature from a sunken outdoor lounge with fire pit … The interior is a flow of matt black, copper and timber finishes.last_img read more

Moises Padilla local shot to death

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was shot to death inBarangay Macagahay, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental.    Cesar died on the spot, police said.    Officers of the Moises Padilla municipal police station have yet to identify the suspects and the motive in the shooting./PN According to police investigators, threeunidentified men peppered Cesar with bullets using a .45-caliber pistol in hishouse around 9 a.m. on Sept. 26.  The 28-year-old resident Anjie Cesar died ofgunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed.    last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBaseball until Christmas?UNDATED (AP) — The final pitch of the 2020 baseball season could be thrown closer to Christmas than Halloween. — Athletic trainers across the country are changing their routines and joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The National Athletic Trainers Association put together an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week.— Ottawa Senators radio color commentator Gord Wilson has tested positive for the coronavirus. Wilson’s wife, CTV Ottawa anchor Patricia Boal, confirmed the news Friday night during a newscast. The 59-year-old Wilson is recovering at home and both he and Boal, who has not tested positive for the coronavirus, have been in self-isolation since March 18. Boal said the diagnosis was confirmed Friday, about 11 days after Wilson was first tested.— The St. Louis Blues confirmed Friday that Fox Sports play-by-play announcer John Kelly has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team said in a post on Twitter that Kelly has been in self-quarantine at home since March 13.— USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March 7-14 at Potomac Curling Club. Fox 5 DC reported that at least 20 people who participated in the event are sick. USA Curling also canceled the 2020 Arena National Championships scheduled for April 27 to May 2 in Gillette, Wyoming. The event will be held there in 2022 instead.— Spain’s Barcelona soccer team has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The club says the masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club. Barcelona said the “daily use” masks will be distributed to nursing homes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press March 28, 2020 — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, while others are reeling from event cancellations totaling more than 8,000 across all sports. A database analyzed by The Associated Press shows combined projected losses of more than $121 million in revenue between February and June for 43 of the 50 national governing bodies that responded to a survey from the NGB Council in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.— The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote on Monday whether to provide another year of eligibility to spring sport athletes. That includes sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse. Those players had their seasons wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. Providing similar relief to winter sport athletes, such as basketball and hockey players and wrestlers, will also be considered although there does not appear to be support for that.— Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart is doing well and remains in good spirits following his positive test for coronavirus last week. Smart announced his diagnosis on March 19, seven days after Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19. Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Other Celtics players and staff were also tested as a precaution and those tests have all come back negative.— ESPN NBA broadcaster Doris Burke has tested positive for the coronavirus. Burke made the announcement Friday on an ESPN podcast. Burke says she started feeling extreme fatigue on March 11, the day the NBA was shut down once it was learned that Utah center Rudy Gobert had tested positive. Burke was assigned the Denver-Dallas game on that date and fought through her symptoms to work that night. She said she had a three-day period of such deep fatigue that she couldn’t remain out of bed for more than five minutes at a time. She was eventually tested and received the results on Wednesday.  — Santa Anita has stopped live racing because of the coronavirus after receiving instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The track in Arcadia, California, was preparing to run eight races when the cancellation was announced. It’s not immediately known when racing will be allowed to resume. The Santa Anita Derby won’t be run on April 4 as scheduled. It’s the major West Coast prep for the Kentucky Derby, which itself has been pushed back from May 2 to Sept. 5.center_img Major League Baseball owners ratified a 17-page agreement with the union on Friday in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with players willing to extend the season as long as needed to cover as close to a full schedule as possible.This season was to start Thursday and Game 7 of the World Series was on track to be Oct. 28. With opening day postponed until mid-May at the earliest, the final pitch could come as Frosty the Snowman starts popping up. The sides have discussed a regular season extending into October and a postseason in November.The deal provides for $170 million in advances from salaries that total more than $4 billion and guarantees service time to players even if no games are played this year. That means Mookie Betts, George Springer, Marcus Stroman, Trevor Bauer and J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) remain on track for free agency next offseason.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Olympic officials have confirmed that the 6,200 or so athletes who had already punched their ticket for the Tokyo Olympics will keep their spots for the rescheduled games in 2021. It resolves one of the key questions for marathoners, open-water swimmers and hundreds of other athletes whose qualifying process came early in the 2020 sports calendar, before the coronavirus started shutting down sports across the globe. Still to be determined is how the rest of the spots at the rescheduled games will be allocated. Typically, the individual sports determine their qualifying procedures. — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar’s inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing. IndyCar has followed NASCAR, IMSA and Formula One in setting up a virtual racing series to give fans content during the coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a halt. IndyCar’s first race is Saturday and Johnson is the 26th driver to enter.— Commissioner Roger Goodell has told NFL teams that the draft will go on as originally scheduled next month. In a memo obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell said the draft will still take place April 23-25, but will be scaled down and “televised in a way that reflects current conditions.” It was originally planned as a big outdoor production in Las Vegas, but those plans were scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams were told to plan “to conduct draft operations in a location outside of your facility, with a limited number of people present, and with sufficient technology resources to allow you to communicate internally, with other clubs, and with draft headquarters.”— The Evian Masters women’s golf tournament has been moved to August because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event originally scheduled for July 23-26 will now be held on Aug. 6-9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club. Evian is one of the five majors on the women’s circuit. The decision was made by the LPGA Tour, the Ladies European Tour and Evian organizers.— The Big Ten has extended the suspension of all organized team activities through May 4.— Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), his wife and their foundation are donating about $1.1 million, to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment for hospitals in Serbia. Djokovic says his foundation’s staff “will be monitoring everything” to get the equipment in place. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

NAMILCO/EBFA 7-A-Side tourney

first_imgMiss World Guyana Vena Mookram urges teams and fans to always aim highREIGNING Miss Guyana World, 18-year-old Vena Mookram who will leave Guyana shortly to represent the Land of Many Waters at the Miss World Pageant in China next month, kicked off the one-day 7-a-side East Bank Football Association (EBFA) competition last Saturday at the Grove Playfield.In a short address to the players and fans on hand, Ms Mookram urged all to appreciate the value of exercise and living healthy lifestyles while informing that her platform as the Miss Guyana World representative is focused on Diabetes.To this end, Ms Mookram said that on September 10 last, along with huge assistance from NAMILCO and the Grove/Diamond NDC, she opened a Fitness Park and Diabetes Centre in Avenue ‘A’, Diamond Housing Scheme which will focus on physical fitness and nutrition.She told the gathering that she has been very busy promoting her platform ever since she was crowned Miss Guyana World in June this year. She loves working with children and was pleased to see so many of them present at the Grove Playfield. She was also pleased to learn that NAMILCO has been supporting the development of the sport not only on the East Bank but in Guyana by extension, sponsoring the first-ever Intra Association Under-17 League.Ms Mookram, along with NAMILCO Marketing Consultant Affeeze Khan ensured that all present were treated to one of the company’s marquee product, Wheat-Up Porridge, before she kicked the ball off to signal the official start of proceedings.A total of six teams participated in the event. The teams in the final, Grove Hi Tech and Ballers of Grove, agreed to spilt the spoils equally.The other competing teams were Friendship All Stars, Kuru Kururu Warriors, Diamond United and Herstelling Raiders. Grove Hi Tech drew the bye to the final after they won their opening match against Herstelling, 5-1.Ballers got the better of Kuru Kururu on penalty kicks in the lone semi-final 3-1. They had won their respective opening matches against Diamond and Herstelling, Fazia’s Collection also contributed to the event.last_img read more