This Week’s Picks! The Music Man, Newsies and More

first_img Laura Osnes View Comments Star Filescenter_img It’s clear now: August kind of stinks. The weather is brutal, everyone’s on vacation but you, and school looms. But cheer up! There’s tons of fun to be had all over the city, including the Newsies at 54 Below, a gripping new work at the Signature Theater by A.R. Gurney, and a Music Man concert featuring two Cinderella faves. It’s all part of this week’s events!Hop on the Wells Fargo WagonAugust 11 at the Pershing Square Signature CenterWe’ve got trouble right here in New York City! Wait, don’t leave—the good kind of trouble. This concert presentation features a collection of Broadway’s best and brightest–folks like Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Besty Wolfe, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger—singing the evergreen classics. But unlike the local production in your hometown, vocal all-stars, not Dingleberry High’s sophomore president, will tackle “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” and “Ya Got Trouble.” That’s a big difference, folks. Click for tickets!Check in to The Wayside Motor InnStarts August 12 at the Pershing Square Signature CenterVeteran playwright A.R. Gurney begins his residency at the Signature Theater with his 1978 play The Wayside Motor Inn, an ensemble character study about 10 people—some of whom know each other—staying at the titular lodging. With themes ranging from loneliness to the American dream, this should qualify as the most memorable time involving a motel since that sinful, decadent night…you had the indoor pool all to yourself. Click for tickets!See the New Sailors in Bryant ParkAugust 14 at Bryant ParkYou think Central Park is the only grassy expanse in New York that hosts free theater? Child, please! Broadway in Bryant Park wraps up another season of musical lunch breaks with offerings from the casts of Matilda, Mamma Mia!, Motown the Musical and a sneak peek of the forthcoming revival of On the Town. That’s way better than lunch with Lyle from HR.Get Some Good NewsiesAugust 14 at 54 BelowWe don’t know about you, but we’re just not ready to say goodbye to those lovable newsboys. Before they pirouette off into the sunset August 24, cast members of past and present—including Corey Cott and Liana Hunt—appear in Stop the Presses: Newsboys of New York Rally at 54 Below. We can expect “songs, stories, dances, comedy gold and possibly even some audience participation.” Audience participation? Let’s hope it doesn’t involve fighting Joseph Pulitzer’s goons or delivering the Sunday paper. That sucker’s heavy. Click for tickets!Help Stars Help the HomelessAugust 17 at Covenant HouseOn Broadway, charity is as prominent as good pitch and nimble feet. In the second annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, various members of theater community—including Stephanie J. Block, Denis O’Hare and Keala Settle—will spend one night on the street to benefit Covenant House, which helps homeless kids in 21 cities nationwide. Participation is limited to those who have worked on or off-Broadway in any capacity, but you can still donate, and of course, cheer the stars on as they try to get some shut-eye.last_img read more

Chilean Army Factory and Armory opens New Industrial Maintenance Center

first_imgSupport for the CMIF began after FAMAE reported $2.6 million in profits during fiscal year 2014, recording sales of $56.1 million that year — an increase of 7.38 percent compared to 2013. Its supply division, which acquires replacement parts, raw materials and direct purchases, contributed 50 percent of FAMAE’s total revenue; its services section, which maintains armored vehicles, contributed 33 percent of its revenue. Product portfolio Sincerely,Tony Lyons.Eng. Mgr.Cell: 713 349 FAMAE’s also planning to manufacture ammunition under international standards, such as those of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Currently, it maintains commercial relations with the United States, Canada, Israel, Spain, Germany, Uruguay and Ecuador. The facility was built to improve maintenance for the entire ground fleet of the 3rd Armored Brigade “La Concepción” in the north while providing services to other countries; the project is part of FAMAE’s strategic plan, which also includes other investments intended to strengthen support for the Army and other branches of the country’s Armed Forces. It’s also working to open its “business portfolio, with both products and services, to other potential international markets at a competitive cost,” said FAMAE Director and Brigadier General Mauricio Heine. Building on positive results The Colombian service members were accompanied on a tour of the light armament and ammunition plants, and the industrial maintenance center, where they learned the company’s capabilities and its maintenance services and solutions. The service members also participated in shooting practice on the firing range. Brigadier General Heine attributed the company’s success to its employees’ focus on research and innovation. “We have been able to come up with solutions to problems of obsolete technology with recycling materials and more efficient designs of products and services,” he added. We would like to offer our services for your future sealing requirements. The Chilean Army Factory and Armory (FAMAE) opened its new Industrial Maintenance Center (CMIF), a 1,335 square-meter complex in the northern city of Antofagasta, on July 16. Among the designs FAMAE is developing for the international market is a new version of the SG 542-1 (5.56mm) rifle, which includes ergonomic and interface elements that allow the user to incorporate accessories and enable the soldier to use the weapon better. By Dialogo July 27, 2015 My name is Tony Lyons with Robco of America here in Houston, Texas.We are a Mechanical Seal manufacturing & repair service company.We offer fast turnarounds & competitive costs. “[Since this involves a domestically-manufactured product], we will be able to provide support during its entire life cycle,” Brigadier General Heine said. “We will be able to incorporate technological innovation processes, expanding our capabilities and applications according to market demand. Therefore, we will be able to keep the portfolio using a product family concept.” During its 204-year history, FAMAE – the oldest Military government-owned company in Latin America – has a record of developing technological innovations to meet market demands. Armed Forces officials from countries throughout the region often visit FAMAE facilities. “They come to learn about the business model being used by FAMAE for the Army and other defense institutions,” Brigadier General Heine said. “[The Colombian military delegation’s visit] gave us a positive impression because we are considered to be a reference point for the Latin American defense industry,” Brigadier General Heine said. In its sights In mid-May, delegates from the Colombian National Army toured FAMAE’s facilities, a visit that was permitted because it was within the framework of the 1st Bilateral Meeting of Army Chiefs of Staff for Colombia and Chile, which was held in the Chilean capital of Santiago. last_img read more

Rent warning prompts Great Portland share slump

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Govt to create artificial rain in Riau to prevent wildfires

first_imgTopics : Dry peat is more susceptible to wildfires compared to the wetter ones; therefore, its water level needs to be continuously monitored as it can become susceptible to fires.“Our TMC operation will also focus on rewetting fire-prone peatland. If we can maintain their water level, we can reduce wildfires in the area,” he said.The artificial rain could also help fill reservoirs designated as water sources to extinguish forest and land fires, Tri went on to say.Another TMC agency official, Budi Haryono, said his office had developed an online monitoring system to detect peatland water levels, known as SMOKIES. The platform was created as an early warning system for forest fires.Read also: Indonesia faces gigantic task of restoring peatland destroyed by fireSMOKIES gathers data from automatic weather station (AWS) and ultrasonic sensors across the province to measure the water level on peatland. “The two instruments can be used to analyze water levels in peatland up to 1.5 meters deep. The data will be transmitted in real time to BPPT servers every hour,” Budi said.”We need to increase the number of SMOKIES instruments in forest fire-prone provinces so we can collect sufficient data.”Forest and land fires have been raging in several areas in Riau. The fires have caused thin smog covering Dumai, lowering visibility in the city to 2 kilometers. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), however, claimed it was unable to trace the source of the smog.Haze also covered Bengkalis island in Bengkalis regency, with an intensity increase on Tuesday night but having gradually decreased the next day. Authorities have spotted several hot spots in Bengkalis over the last several days. (nal) The government has launched a weather modification technology (TMC) program to create artificial rain in Riau in an attempt to prevent forest fires with the region entering dry season.The program will be administered by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT), which has designated Resmin Nurjadin Air Force base in Pekanbaru as the WMT program command center in the area.BPPT’s TMC agency head, Tri Handoko Seto, said he had deployed teams to Riau after the governor declared the emergency alert status for land and forest fires in the province.center_img “Our goal is to turn potentials of clouds into rain,” Tri said during the operation opening ceremony in Pekanbaru on Wednesday.“The operation is carried out to prevent forest fires in Riau. According to our data, the number of hot spots usually increases in march and will reach its peak in between August and September.”Read also: Police chief in Riau fired for lackluster performance in handling forest firesHe further explained that the artificial rain could also be used to wet peatland across the province. Research by various institutions found that most areas burned by wildfires were, among others, peatland.last_img read more

Top tips to know before you build

first_img MORE: Orbit Homes display home, Daintree 28, at Peet Limited’s Flagstone development in Jimboomba.Mr Marriot said with a growing awareness around sustainability, there were steps buyers could take to build an environmentally friendly home, but also one that was cost effective in the long run.“In the initial stages of the process, it is important to consider the home’s orientation as this can affect how the home experiences seasonal variations in the sun’s path, as well as prevailing wind patterns,” he said. Orbit Homes display home, Oceania 31, at Peet Limited’s Flagstone development in Jimboomba.The home building process is an exciting time for any prospective homeowner, however, deciphering builder’s lingo can be stressful. The Daintree 28 kitchen.Orbit Homes managing director Craig Millson said their premium products were on display at Jimboomba where homeowners could see for themselves the “exceptional craftsmanship” they mastered over the past 40 years. The living area opens out to the outdoor entertaining at Orbit Home’s Jimboomba Oceana 31 display home.“While this is perfectly normal and exciting, these visits tend to be where confusion can begin.”He said the buyer should sit down with a sales consultant and before the land was purchased or a design was selected they needed to understand how the house will fit.“Part of this education should also include the sales consultant guiding the buyer through the detailed drawings to decipher the exact dimensions, electrical plans, window sizes and side elevations.”Another important element was to understand what was not included in the quote, as Mr Marriot said standard packages included the essentials, however, there were some items that were not included in the base price. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago Orbit Homes Queensland general manager Simon Marriot has offered an insight into the ways prospective buyers can avoid common oversights in order to get the most out of their builder.Mr Marriot said education and research was key. “Most people start online looking at floor plans and images of homes available, with the next step a visit to the display home villages to see these designs in the flesh,” he said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< “The reason we decided to showcase premium inclusions was that we believe this matches the needs and wants of the growing community in Jimboomba,” Mr Millson said. Own your own motocross track “These things can include anything from blinds to flyscreens, overhead kitchen cabinetry and landscaping,” he said.“Once a buyer has identified what is not included in a quote, it is recommended to create a separate list of the items that are considered most important to the individual.”The other thing to look at was how building materials affected the cost. RELATED: A home among the gum trees Home builder embarks on multi-residential projectlast_img read more

Shearwater Secures ONGC Survey Gig

first_imgShearwater GeoServices has been awarded a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition contract by ONGC for the planned 2017/2018 field season. The surveys are expected to take approximately five months with the main streamer vessel mobilizing to the APAC Region in the fourth quarter 2017.Irene Waage Basili, CEO of Shearwater comments: “This is the second consecutive year Shearwater will work for ONGC. A pleased customer is a repeat customer and we see this award as a testament of the quality of the deliverables from the Shearwater organization. We know the operational area well and in the challenging market we are all experiencing today, we are very pleased to have secured this contract which gives us full utilization for one of our vessels through the winter season.”Shearwater GeoServices is a marine geophysical services company, with a fleet of four seismic vessels, jointly owned by GC Rieber Shipping ASA and RASMUSSENGRUPPEN.“Shearwater has been operative since December 2016 and performance during the first year has exceeded the plans that formed the basis for establishing the company. We are proud to say that we have been able to maintain our solid financial platform despite a very challenging market situation through 2017,” says Irene Waage Basili.last_img read more

No sexpo please, we’re Hamiltonians

first_imgNZ Herald 23 Nov 2011There will be no sex expo in Hamilton under the current council’s watch. All but one Hamilton City councillor at yesterday’s strategy and policy meeting voted against hosting the R18 event at the new Claudelands Event Centre in March, amid accusations of trying to win votes after the V8 debacle cost the city almost $40 million.

Skip the bridesmaids if you want to have friends.

first_img 35 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! If you really want to torture a friend and make her hate you, by all means, make her a bridesmaid. Oh it doesn’t outwardly seem like such an awful “honor,” but the fact is, most women hate being bridesmaids more than five extra pounds during bikini season.Don’t believe me? Consider the phrase, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride,” or the way Pippa Middleton was described as being so envious of her sister, the princess. Think of the movie Bridesmaids. The fact is, being a bridesmaid is expensive, time-consuming, and yes, sometimes even envy-inducing as well. Just ask the British bridesmaid from hell who stole all the bride’s bachelorette party money and vanished.Awesome. Of course I had my own bridesmaid from hell, too.I was married more than eight years ago, but this woman’s behavior still stings. She had been a close high school friend, but we had drifted apart. Still I remembered that she told me she would be mad if I didn’t ask her to be a bridesmaid. So I did, with the caveat that she was welcome to say no and I wouldn’t be hurt at all.Instead she said yes and proceeded to complain about everything, from the food we served to the cost of the dresses. She talked about me behind my back to the other bridesmaids openly (which they told me). She refused to participate in the bridal party gift to the bride, which would have cost her $20, but instead created a really awkward moment where I thanked everyone and she had to tell me it wasn’t from her.Worst of all, she sent me passive-aggressive cards talking about past relationships and basically saying, “Gee I hope this one works.” The lady was insane. And by the end of it all, I (and all the other bridesmaids) hated her. Even having her stand up for me was more than I could handle. She and I haven’t spoken in eight years, but even now, when I think of it, I am deeply annoyed.The fact is, a bad bridesmaid can ruin a friendship. If I had it to do over again, I would have had my sister and my two best friends and that’s it. Unless you’re swimming in very good, awesome friends and can afford to buy each maid her dress for her, then my advice would be to skip the bridal party and just enjoy a drama-free The_Stircenter_img Share LifestyleRelationships Skip the bridesmaids if you want to have friends. by: – June 24, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Patricia “Pat” Yeary

first_imgPatricia “Pat” G. Yeary, 76 of Dillsboro passed away February 28, 2017 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  She was born June 1, 1941 in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Walter and Mary (Stalder) Dunn-Becraft. She married Charles “Sonny” Yeary July 18, 1959 and he preceded her in death February 4, 2007. Pat worked in the retail business for many years. She enjoyed making flower arrangements, being outdoors and being with her family and grandchildren.Pat is survived by son: Charles “Chuck” Yeary of Cincinnati; daughter: Jackie (Jim) Woll of Cincinnati; 5 Grandchildren: Douglas, Kaitlin and Zachary Yeary; Allison and Mandy Woll.  She was preceded in death by parents, husband.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday March 3, 2018 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday 9-11 a.m. also at the funeral home.   Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Association or Cancer Society.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoore funeral home to leave an online condolence for the family.last_img read more

Bengaluru FC clash with Maziya for a spot in AFC Cup group

first_imgMale (Maldives): Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC are set to face Maldivian side Maziya S&RC in a Playoff Round first leg clash of the 2020 AFC Cup, at the Maldives National Football Stadium on Wednesday.Despite having qualified with a massive 10-1 aggregate win over Bhutan’s Paro FC, Blues’ boss Carles Cuadrat says his side will have to work hard to claim a result in humid conditions. “I remember winning against Maziya S&RC with a late goal and when New Radiant got the better of us in 2017. We are in a good place with the big win in this competition against Paro FC, but this is a completely different situation and previous results don’t matter,” Cuadrat said.The Blues’ first-ever win in continental competition came against Maziya S&RC, and despite having the upper hand in clashes between the sides, Cuadrat maintains that past form counts for little. “It’s true that we have had a decent run against teams from the Maldives. But if you notice how we won some of the games, it was tough. Nishu scored in injury time at Kanteerava once, Johnson scored late on in the Maldives. It’s difficult to say that we are favorites,” he added.The Blues will be without skipper Sunil Chhetri, who continues his return from a muscle injury while midfielder Suresh Wangjam serves a one-game suspension, having picked up yellow cards in both clashes against Paro FC.The Marjan Sekulovski-coached Maziya side qualified for the playoff rounds with a victory on away goals over Bangladeshi Premier League side Abahani Dhaka, having returned with a 2-2 result from the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the first leg. (IANS) Also Read: AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC take on Bhutan’s Paro FC in reverse legAlso Watch: ‘Dehal Kasirodam Utsav’ by Karbi Community observed in Guwahatilast_img read more