Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends on Broadway

first_img Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill features 18 musical numbers, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.” Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 View Comments Directed by Lonny Price, the play by Lanie Robertson tells the life story of the legendary jazz singer through the songs that made her famous. Set in 1959, in an intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday (McDonald) puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill You’ve now got even longer to see Audra McDonald’s Tony-winning performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The new production has once again extended its limited Broadway run, and will now play through August 31 at Circle in the Square Theatre. The play with music, starring the six-time Tony winner, officially opened on April 13. The River, starring Hugh Jackman, begins performances in the venue on October 31. Audra McDonald Related Showslast_img read more

DeFeo promoted to Director of Marketing & Sales

first_imgHiata DeFeo has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Sales for the Green Mountain Inn located in Stowe and WilloughVale Inn on Lake Willoughby. Hiata has been with the Green Mountain Inn for over a year as Hotel Executive Administrator.DeFeo will be instrumental in the Green Mountain Inns continued success with on-line reservation programs, developing innovative advertising and marketing strategies, ongoing public relations activities and assisting with a continued vigorous sales campaign.Originally a Vermonter, DeFeo graduated from Johnson State College with a degree in political science. DeFeo worked for Senator Jim Jeffords as a staff assistant and has several years experience managing retail stores in Vermont and around the country. Hiata and her husband, Steffan, enjoy hiking, fishing and travel.last_img read more

Nicaraguan Army Ecological Battalion Helps Clean the Tiscapa Lagoon

first_img“We are going to clean the platform, the banks, and the slopes surrounding the lagoon,” Army Lt. Col. José Guillén, who headed the operation, told the press. “We hope that we find less amounts of trash in today’s event; otherwise it will mean that awareness in the six surrounding neighborhoods has not been effective.” The Permanent Security Plan not only calls on the Armed Forces to protect the environment, but to fight drug trafficking, poaching in protected areas, and the smuggling of wildlife, according to Rodrigues. “With the support of Army divers, we will be providing maintenance to the Tiscapa water source,” said Juan Ramon Ocampo of the mayor’s Environmental Office. “We did not have pumping system maintenance for the lagoon in 12 years. Thanks to the system that works 24 hours a day to oxygenate the lagoon, we can avoid the death of bio diversity living in the water.” By Dialogo September 01, 2015 And while they clean up the lagoon they allow the deforesting of the protected zone of Bosawas. Let us continue to hope for new goals Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Nicaraguan Army’s Ecological Battalion recently assisted the municipality of Managua, the National Recycling Forum, and the Association of Hygiene and Environmental Safety to help clean hundreds of meters of waste from the shores of the Tiscapa Lagoon, a protected area and natural reserve. The Army carried out the task under its Protection, Restoration, and Conservation Plan, which aims to protect the country’s primary sources of water and ensure their sustainable use. To that end, participating Soldiers helped clear more than 900 meters of shore by assisting in collecting 30 cubic meters of waste during the operation, which began during the early hours of July 11. “We have to preserve the Tiscapa Lagoon, which means ‘water mirror’ in Nahuatl. We really have a natural jewel in our capital,” Camilo Lara, president of the National Recycling Forum (FONARE), told La Prensa. “The Army of Nicaragua currently has a Permanent Security Plan directly focused on environmental protection and natural resources components,” Alfonso Rodrigues, a member of the Security and Defense Network of Latin America (RESDAL) in Nicaragua, said. “It also has an institutional strengthening program, which supports the mayors in the efforts to clean and transport materials to protect natural resources.” As citizens work together to keep Nicaragua’s natural resources clean, the Army will continue to lend a hand. Its Ecological Battalion operates mostly in the country’s northeast, between Jinotega, Matagalpa, the South Atlantic Autonomous Region, and the Caribbean Sea. It includes the municipalities of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region: Siuna, Rosita, Bonanza, Mulukukú, and Prinzapolka, in addition to part of Waspan and San José de Bocay (Jinotega). “For the Army of Nicaragua, the protection of our country’s natural resources is a matter of national security,” the Army stated. Prior to the Tiscapa Lagoon effort, Army Soldiers, commanded by Lt. Col. Guillén, again teamed-up with representatives from the municipality of Managua, the National Recycling Forum, and the Association of Hygiene and Environmental Safety to clear a large amount of trash in February. Meanwhile, as the Army is plans to conduct similar clean-up missions at the Xiloá, Nejapa, and Asososca lagoons, Lara has called on Managuans to care for their natural resources, urging them not to throw solid or liquid waste into bodies of water because it damages the environment. One step towards protecting those resources involved oxygenating the lagoon and cleaning its surroundings, according to the Managua Mayor’s Office. Environmental protectionlast_img read more

“Must have” technology strategies for your credit union disaster recovery plan

first_imgWhen you see as many disaster recoveries (live and test) as Ongoing Operations does – it is hard not to notice trends in what “works” and what “doesn’t work”. Our review of the most successful recoveries during 2014 revealed some common strategies that created a better opportunity for success.  Let’s break down a few to see how they might fit into your credit union disaster recovery plan.Data Vaulting/ReplicationNo disaster recovery plan is complete without a solid strategy to get your data offsite and quickly recoverable. Traditional tape backups can stretch your recoveries to multi-day events as your IT team is deployed to recover the tape, transport the tape to the DR location, load the tape … I think you get the picture.  Replication on the other hand  is simply the act of copying and then moving data between a company’s sites. It can be done synchronously, asynchronously, or near synchronous. It is typically measured in Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and is often used for mission critical applications. Tape backups on the other hand capture snapshots of data and do not ensure continuity of operations due to longer restoration times. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Update on COVID-19 in the state from Gov. Cuomo

first_imgCuomo also said 152 patients were newly admitted into hospitals yesterday due to the coronavirus, and 11 people have died of the virus in the state. Governor Cuomo said the statewide positivity rate is just above 1%. The rate of positivity of focus areas in the state is at 2.58%, while the rest of the state outside of focus areas saw a positivity rate of 1.31%. NEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state’s progress with COVID-19. center_img Broome County, which is regarded as a yellow zone focus area, gave reports of a positivity rate yesterday of 6.09%, while the Southern Tier as a whole reported a positivity rate of 1.1% yesterday. “As new cases climb across the country, in New York we are continuing our strategy of aggressively targeting micro-clusters whenever they pop up and implementing measures to stop any potential spread quickly,” Governor Cuomo said. last_img read more

Russia’s Aeroflot reports 95% April passenger drop

first_imgRussia’s biggest carrier Aeroflot on Monday said it registered a 95 percent drop in passengers in April compared to last year, as the coronavirus ground travel to a halt.The Aeroflot Group carried 11.4 million passengers in the first four months of 2020, which is 34.7 percent less than the same period last year, it said in a statement.The drop was especially precipitous in April, when the company carried 229,000 passengers, down 95.2 percent year-on-year. The results are explained by the “dynamics of demand and significant flight restrictions” imposed by Russia and destination countries, Aeroflot said. Aeroflot Group, which includes low-cost carrier Pobeda and domestic airlines based in Saint Petersburg and the Far East, expects to gradually increase the number of flights across Russia in June.Russia’s Rosaviatsia air transport agency banned most regular and charter international flights starting from March 23.Aeroflot has since been transporting Russian citizens requesting evacuations from abroad.Topics :last_img read more

LIAT condoles with the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines

first_img Share 162 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, January 14, 2015 – The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of LIAT (1974) Ltd has heard the tragic news concerning the loss of a number of lives, including school children, following the tragic accident in St. Vincent & the Grenadines on Monday.Chief Executive Officer David Evans said everyone at LIAT joins in extending deepest sympathies to the Government and people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines following the tragic accident.“It was with a deep sense of sadness that all of us at LIAT learnt of Monday’s accident. As you deal with this tragedy, please be assured that the entire nation in general, and those who were affected in particular, are in our thoughts.” Tweetcenter_img Share Share BusinessLifestyleTravel LIAT condoles with the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines by: – January 14, 2015last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (11-28)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresWednesday  (11-28)Girls BasketballJac-Cen-Del  44     Hauser  33Connersville  44     Union County  25Oldenburg Academy Freshman Basketball Team held onto a 22-21 victory at Rising Sun. Abe Streator led the team with 8 points including the game winning block at the buzzer. Frank Moorman added 5, Joe Suttman 5, and Nathan Schuman 4.OA will be in action on Monday night at South Dearborn.  Courtesy of Twisters Coach Eric Feller.The Batesville Bulldogs C-Team defeated The South Dearborn Knights 34-26. Batesville was led in scoring by Eli Pierson (10) and Ian Powers (8). Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.last_img

New promoter brings great expectations to Central Arizona

first_imgCASA Grande, Ariz. – New promoter David Ellis has great expectations for Central Arizona Speedway.Ellis took charge of the 3/8-mile clay oval late last year. He quickly began getting the facility shipshape for the first appearance of the year by IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods at Casa Grande, during the Arizona IMCA Modified Tour.“I have a vision. I want Central Arizona to be one of the tracks in the country that people want to go to,” Ellis said. “When I jumped on this thing, there was a list of things I wanted to do.”A new speaker system for both the pit area and grandstand has been installed and new lighting put up in the pit and spectator parking areas.Ellis raced in a stock car class in his native state of Massachusetts before moving to Arizona in the mid-1970s. The former car owner describes himself as “an open-wheel guy” and builds sprint cars and midgets.He started a local micro sprint class designed for younger drivers and promoted a number of special sprint car events at Manzanita Speedway.“I like IMCA … they have a rules package that is designed to control costs,” Ellis said, noting that the Modifieds and Northern SportMods would complement other classes running at Casa Grande. “You have to do what you can to control costs or otherwise it’s going to be the guys with the money winning.”The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season at Central Arizona begins March 4 and ends in September.Most race dates are on Saturday nights. Both IMCA divisions are on the Sept. 1-2 Hank Arnold Memorial card at Casa Grande.Central Arizona is part of IMCA’s Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region for the Modifieds.last_img read more

La Liga announces fixtures as Spanish season re-start looms large

first_imgFC Barcelona will recommence their bid to defend the Spanish title on June 13 away to Real Mallorca, after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Organisers La Liga, while announcing this on Sunday, also said Real Madrid will host Eibar on June 14. The season will however kick back into action with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on June 11.There will be fixtures for the following seven days, after June 14, with Barca hosting Leganes on June 16 and Real Madrid playing at home to Valencia on June 18.As in the Bundesliga, all La Liga matches until the end of the season will take place without spectators.The German competition had earlier in May become the first major European league to start up again after being disrupted by the pandemic.Barca were leading Real Madrid by two points after 27 matches when the campaign was postponed back in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Organisers have only released scheduling details for the first two rounds of fixtures.But La Liga chief Javier Tebas confirmed that there will be matches every day of the week until the season is completed on July 19.Tebas also gave details of a planned tribute to those who have died from the pandemic, whereby fans will be encouraged to make audio recordings of themselves applauding the victims.It will then be transmitted in the stadium and broadcast on television in the 20th minute of each match.“Fans make football so special and, as they cannot be in the stadiums, we have created this initiative so they can play a part in the return of the competition and show their support for the heroes of COVID-19,” Tebas said. “We want them to feel close to their clubs even though they will be in the stadiums making noise. This way, the players will also be able to hear the support of their fans.”The Spanish top flight is poised to be the second of Europe’s top five leagues to resume after the Bundesliga.England’s Premier League is re-starting on June 17 and Italy’s Serie A is kicking off again on June 20.Reuters/NAN.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Tags: Barcelona FCCOVID-19English Premier LeagueJavier TebasLeganesReal Malorcalast_img read more