This Week’s Picks! Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Charles Busch & More

first_imgStay Up Late with Kristin ChenowethJuly 22 on CBSOn the Twentieth Century has completed its journey, but thankfully, Kristin Chenoweth isn’t headed back to Oklahoma anytime soon. Before she stars in Disney Channel’s Descendants, she’ll visit James Corden on The Late Late Show. The two will probably discuss man’s eternal struggle to be heard in a world of emotional tumult—or they’ll act like a couple of goofballs. Bet on the latter. Hey, you, hiding under the bed! Those summer thunderstorms aren’t going to hurt you, though all the dust might. (Seriously, when was the last time you vacuumed?) Do yourself—and your allergies—a favor and brave the storms. There’s so much to enjoy, including a new Hedwig, a show from one of On the Town’s sailors, and Shakespeare in the Park. Get ready for this week’s picks! View Comments Meet Charles Busch’s Two SidesJuly 23 at 54 BelowYou know how there are some New York treasures that you’ve never gotten around to seeing? Or maybe it’s been too long? Well, screw Ellis Island and check out the final performance of Charles Busch’s That Girl/That Boy instead. The final 54 Below performance of Busch’s song-and-story show features the vaunted cabaret performer both in and out of drag, accompanied by his longtime musical director, Tom Judson. Click for tickets! See Taye Rock the FishnetsBeginning July 22 at the Belasco TheatreWe dread the day when Hedwig runs out of kickass actors to play our favorite East German transgender rock star and has to resort to Starbucks baristas. Thankfully, Taye Diggs is ready to don the heels as Broadway’s first African-American Hedwig. The handsome and talented Rent alum succeeds Glee alum Darren Criss. Click for tickets! Park it with the BardBegins July 23 at the Delacorte TheatreNew York City has its summer traditions: rooftop parties, runs along the reservoirs and rivers, and of course, shirtless cabbies. But the best is Shakespeare in the Park, which wraps up its latest season with Cymbeline, the Bard’s fairytale involving love, cross-dressing, poison, and other good stuff. Real-life couple Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe star. The best part: it’s free! You have until August 23 to get thou keister uptown. Click for tickets! Enjoy Clyde Alves’ Shore LeaveJuly 20 at BirdlandClyde Alves is a master at multitasking, a concept that makes us yearn for a stiff drink and therapy session. He has shone in two musicals this year (On the Town and Oklahoma!) and keeps adding gigs. We’re not going to stop him. In “Broadway Song & Dance Man,” Alves, an accomplished songwriter and guitar player, performs a “set of his most intimate music drawn from personal and professional highs and lows.” Click for tickets!last_img read more

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Loans, extensions assist members in need during pandemic

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When Wisconsin instituted a stay at home order and schools shifted to online learning, a single father of two who didn’t own a computer had to figure out a way to ensure his children had the tools to continue learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.“Once the stay at home order was placed and school was postponed for the foreseeable future, I had to purchase a computer, desk, and chair,” the man says.A brewery employee, the man is considered an essential worker. But the overtime he’s used to working has decreased and is affecting his finances.The man is one of many who have gone to UW Credit Union in Madison, Wis., in search of financial assistance.last_img read more

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Trump, US race violence leave Trudeau at loss for words

first_imgCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared at a loss for words Tuesday, pausing for 20 seconds when pressed for this thoughts on US President Donald Trump’s threat of military mobilization against violent US protests.”We all watch in horror and consternation what’s going on in the United States,” he said finally.Now “is a time to listen, it is a time to pull people together and a time to learn what injustices continue despite progress over years and decades,” he added. Trudeau was responding to a CBC reporter who also asked the prime minister for his views on police using tear gas to clear protesters from outside the White House so Trump could pose for photographs at a nearby church damaged during civil unrest, and why Trudeau at times seemed reluctant to criticize Trump.Usually quick on his feet, Trudeau’s pregnant pause during his daily COVID-19 briefing, televised live nationwide, spoke loudly.The two leaders have had a rocky relationship since Trump walked out of a G7 summit in Quebec in June 2018, but they appeared to have mended fences last year at the conclusion of North American free trade negotiations.As he has done in recent days, Trudeau chose to focus on Canada in his answer and reaffirmed that there was still a lot to do to fight racism in this country.  He also cautioned against drawing comparisons between Canada and the United States, or concluding “that we are much better here.””Canadians [must] recognize that we too have our challenges, that black Canadians and racialized Canadians face discrimination as a lived reality every single day,” he said.”We need to see that not just as a government and take action, but we need to see that as Canadians. We need to be allies in the fight against discrimination.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Brisbane’s unit market rebounded in the past quarter chalking up almost $214 million worth of sales

first_img443 Queen Street, chalked up more off the plan sales than any other apartment project in the past quarter.BRISBANE’S unit market rebounded in the past quarter with almost $214 million worth of new and off-the-plan apartments changing hands.New figures reveal sales levels were up on the previous quarter by 6 per cent to 288 unconditional sales during the June quarter.Despite the slight uplift the latest Place Advisory report said conditions were still challenging.Report author Lachlan Walker said sales were still 61 per cent lower than the same time 12 months ago.While transaction numbers were down sales prices were up with the weighted average sale price now at $744,097 – 27 per cent higher than a year ago.Within the inner Brisbane apartment market there were 69 projects being sold off the plan in the past quarter.Mr Walker said the higher sale price was indicative of the type of stock being sold at the moment.The biggest seller during the quarter was the project, 443 Queen, in the Brisbane CBD which chalked up 48 unconditional sales.Close behind was Brisbane Tower 1, at South Brisbane which had 47 unconditional sales.Paul Barratt of CBRE which is marketing 443 Queen Street, said the owner occupier market particularly in the $700,000 to $1 million price range was exceptionally strong.“We sold 48 apartments at 443 Queen Street over the previous quarter, at an average sale price of over $1.4 million and ranging up to $3 million,’’ he said.“Not only is it the first CBD riverfront project in over 14 years, but there are no comparable sites available for future development.’’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoThe Hudson at Albion recorded 27 sales during the quarter.Mr Walker said within the Brisbane inner city market two-bedroom apartments were the most popular with buyers accounting for half of the off the plan sales during the June quarter.One-bedroom apartments chalked up 38 per cent of the transactions, while three-bedroom apartments accounted for eight per cent of the unit sales in the June quarter and four-bedders, penthouses and sub-penthouses chalked up 3.5 per cent of sales.Unit developments south of the river were the most in demand with 114 of the unconditional sales.Mr Walker said based on current levels of supply and sales rates there was 23 months worth of stock in the market.He said the whole unit market had changed in the past year and he thought this level of sale was the new normal level.“There was a slight lift in sales, in think it (the current level of sales) is more of a return to normal levels. looking over the past ten years it is still below average.’’Mr Walker said the type of sales recorded during there quarter were reflective of what had been happening in the unit market in the past 12 months, it was moving more toward an owner occupier stock.He said it was a “better quality product’’ that was selling.“I think we will be in this sort of space, we have been in for the past six months for probably another twelve months, I think we will be going through a period of absorbing stock that is currently in the market place.’’last_img read more

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ADES closes rig deal with Nabors

first_imgADES International, a London-listed provider of onshore and offshore drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa, has completed the acquisition of three offshore jack-up rigs in the Arabian Gulf from Nabors Industries. The initial announcement about the acquisition of these three operating rigs from subsidiaries of Nabors came in December 2017. The total purchase price of the deal with Nabors was $83 million, payable in a combination of cash and ADES shares.ADES then in May secured a new loan from Alinma bank, one of the Saudi-based financial institutions, to finance the acquisition of three jack-ups from Nabors and other potential deals.The acquisition closed on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, following the fulfillment of the conditions precedent agreed upon in the purchase and sale agreement (PSA), which included the renewal of two of the rigs’ expired drilling contracts, ADES informed in a statement on Wednesday.The rigs are currently contracted by a major national oil company in the Arabian Gulf and are expected to add approximately $140 million to ADES’ backlog. They have been renamed to Admarine 655, Admarine 656 and Admarine 657.According to ADES, Admarine 655 is currently undergoing an ABS recertification process in the shipyard, while Admarine 656 and Admarine 657 will generate revenue immediately, with their material impact expected to be weighted towards 2H 2018 earnings.Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Mohamed Farouk, Chief Executive Officer of ADES International Holding, said: “This transaction adds three offshore drilling rigs to our existing fleet, thereby enhancing our position in our core business and reflecting our continued commitment to the Arabian Gulf’s offshore shallow water drilling market. The acquisition brings our jack-up offshore drilling rigs to thirteen, making us one of the main players in the MENA region.”last_img read more

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Over 1200 Students To Sit Grade Six National Assessment Next Week

first_imgPhoto credit: BBC NewsRoseau, Dominica – May 16th, 2012…One thousand, two hundred and six (1206) students will write the Grade Six National Assessment (G6NA) on Thursday May 24th and Friday May 25th.This figure represents 596 females and 610 males, and an increase of 61 students over last year’s sitting.A total of 52 centers and 108 supervisors and assistant supervisors will be used for this year’s exams.The number of students writing the exams from the North is 322, South – 171, East – 156 and West – 557.The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development announces that the expected 2012 secondary school entry numbers are: Castle Bruce Secondary School– 86, Isaiah Thomas Secondary School– 118, North East Comprehensive School– 154, Pierre Charles Secondary School – 70, Portsmouth Secondary School – 170 and Roseau schools – 607.The Grade Six National Assessment evaluates students’ achievements at the end of primary school. Secondary schools will be provided with performance data that outline students’ strengths and highlight areas requiring further attention. By: Dionne DurandPublic Relations Specialist,Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Over 1200 Students To Sit Grade Six National Assessment Next Week by: – May 16, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share 17 Views   one comment Sharelast_img read more

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Contract secured to correct Big Cedar Creek violations

first_imgBrookville, In. — Environmental damage violations in Franklin County are expected to cost taxpayers $37,400. The contract with Indianapolis-based SJCA, Inc. will fix the five violations assessed when county workers worked to re-channel Big Cedar Creek and unauthorized work in Gobles Creek during the summer of 2017.The work was expedited in order to keep a nearby roadway from washing away.Once the violations are corrected a federal grant of $154,000 will be used to make permanent repairs.last_img read more

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Blood drive coming to Napoleon

first_imgNapoleon, IN—Community Blood Drive at St. Maurice Parish Center in Napoleon on Tuesday, Feb. 18th from 12:30 until 6 pm.  You can schedule appointments online at www.hoxworth.org/groups/napoleon or call Arlene Gehl (812) 852-4394 for more information.  Walk-ins are always welcome. Each day, Hoxworth Blood Center needs to collect at least 300 units of blood and 40 units of platelets to meet the needs of patients in the Tri-State area. Once testing and processing are complete, the units are dispersed to over 30 area hospitals served by Hoxworth, where it is transfused to patients with a variety of medical needs.last_img read more

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Sherwood ‘bleeds colour of club’

first_img Press Association Tim Sherwood says he is proud and honoured to be the new head coach of Tottenham. The former England and Blackburn midfielder started off with a defeat to West Ham in the Capital One Cup, but four days later Tottenham beat Southampton 3-2. The Londoners played some of their most attacking football of the season as they came from behind to win at St Mary’s. That performance, and Sherwood’s commitment to playing attacking football, pleased chairman Daniel Levy, who had grown tired of watching Tottenham’s slow build-up play and lack of penetration under Villas-Boas. Levy believes Sherwood’s confident approach will give the players the push they need to finish in the top four this season and the new man at the helm certainly has complete faith in the expensively-assembled squad at his disposal. “We have good players here and if we apply ourselves well, get the players playing as they can and get the right players on the ball in the correct areas, then we can hurt any team we play against,” said Sherwood, whose first game as full manager comes on Boxing Day against West Brom. Some have questioned the wisdom of appointing Sherwood, but the man who brought him onto the coaching staff at White Hart Lane – Harry Redknapp – is sure Levy has done the right thing. Redknapp employed Sherwood as a part-time coach in 2008 and Sherwood then went on to take charge of the development side along with Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey, who have moved up to the first-team with the new boss. Redknapp took Spurs into the Champions League in 2010 and the QPR manager thinks Sherwood can achieve the same feat this year. Redknapp even thinks that Tottenham can catch second-place Arsenal, who have spent much of the season at the top of the Barclays Premier League. “I thought Tottenham were absolute certainties to finish above Arsenal at the start of the season,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “Then Arsenal lost their first game of the season, but they have done fantastic since then. But they are only six points above Tottenham. “That’s nothing. That can be wiped out in a week, so Tottenham are still bang in there. “They have a good squad. I think Tim will get the best out of them. I wouldn’t write Tottenham off for a top-four position, they have got as good a chance as the seven teams that will be scrapping it out until the end of the season.” Sherwood says he will assess Mousa Dembele’s ankle over Christmas before deciding whether the midfielder should play against West Brom. Sherwood hopes his team can take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding the Midlands club, who sacked Steve Clarke on December 14. Sherwood said: “They’ve had some great results this season, they have an interim manager at the moment and hopefully that uncertainty can help put us on the right track and we can capitalise on that.” Sherwood played for Tottenham for four years and he has been part of the coaching set-up since 2008 though, so there is no doubt that the club is very close to his heart. He hopes his connection with Tottenham will help him navigate the difficult waters that lie ahead. Speaking for the first time since he signed an 18-month contract with the club, Sherwood told Spurs TV: “It’s an honour to be head coach of this top club. “It’s a club that means an awful lot to me and a proud moment. “If you cut me in half, I bleed the colour of the club. It means an awful lot to me. Blood is thicker than water, as they say. “I’ve known it from the grass roots right up to the first team, worked at every level of the football club and played here, so I know it better than most. “Hopefully that will stand me in good stead taking this club forward as head coach.” Sherwood was handed the role of interim manager following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas last week. Spurs took the surprise decision to appoint Sherwood as Andre Villas-Boas’ successor on Monday. The 44-year-old has no experience of first-team management, but he was selected ahead of the likes of Louis Van Gaal, Fabio Capello and Frank De Boer, who had all been linked with the position. last_img read more

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Elementary school students fingerprinted after knife found on campus

first_imgAuthorities are reporting that students at Grassy Waters Elementary School in West Palm Beach were fingerprinted after school administrators found a kitchen knife in a student’s backpack.According to the report, the incident occurred earlier this week in a 5th grade classroom.Officials did not say how the knife was discovered, however, they did report that none of the students in the classroom would claim the backpack or the knife.Authorities then circulated small pieces of paper to students in the classroom and had each student put their fingerprints on the paper.Officials say those fingerprints have since been destroyed and that police had no true intention of using the fingerprints as part of the investigation.The Principal of the school has since sent out a notice to parents apologizing for the incident and saying it is “not something that the school district condones.”The police department is currently investigating both the discovery of the knife and the handling of the situation.last_img read more

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