Tom Nelis Stepping In for Roger Rees in The Visit

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015 Broadway.com has learned that understudy Tom Nelis is playing the leading role of Anton Schell opposite 2015 Tony nominee Chita Rivera in The Visit for a number of performances. A spokesperson said that Nelis has not replaced Roger Rees in the Tony nominated tuner and that no further information is available at this time. The production is playing at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre.Nelis has also been seen on the Great White Way in Enron, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial and Aida.John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price.Directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production also features George Abud, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Chris Newcomer, Mary Beth Peil, Aaron Ramey, Elena Shadow, Timothy Shew, John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla.Along with Best Musical and Best Leading Actress for Rivera, The Visit received 2015 Tony nominations for Best Score for Kander & Ebb, Best Book of a Musical for McNally and Best Lighting Design for Japhy Weideman. The Visit View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Colombian Rebel Leader Killed In Military Airstrike

first_imgBy Dialogo February 08, 2010 What is happening is something awful. Things should be settled peacefully. It will go down in history as something very tragic if they have to kill one another, which is what concerns me. I think peace is the best road to follow. Let’s move on and ask God for mercy on us as this is not a time for battles but for peace. FARC are terrorists. Long live the army of Colombia. Long live Uribe. We plan to exterminate those terrorists. Liberate all of those children they have fighting. FARC are terrorists. The leader of one of the units of Colombia’s largest rebel insurgency was killed in a military airstrike on his camp, the army said in a statement. The commander of the 51st Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, Pedro Alfonso Vargas Marin, was killed in Friday’s bombardment in a rural area outside the central town of La Uribe, a traditional rebel stronghold along the border between Cundinamarca and Meta provinces. At least three other guerrillas were reportedly killed at the camp. The army said the 40-year-old Vargas Marin, alias “Yerminson,” entered the FARC’s ranks in 1985 and was trusted by the guerrilla group’s secretariat, or top command, adding that as head of the 51st Front he was part of the “innermost security ring of the terrorist Mono Jojoy (Jorge Briceño Suarez, the organization’s top military commander).” Vargas Marin was one of the top leaders “in charge of re-taking Cundinamarca province” and “carrying out kidnappings, extortion and terrorist attacks in the city of Bogota.” On Wednesday, 12 FARC guerrillas were killed in another airstrike in a jungle area outside the southern town of Puerto Rico, Caqueta province. The target of that attack was the FARC’s Teofilo Forero mobile column and authorities said that among the fatalities was the girlfriend of that division’s commander, alias “El Paisa.” On Tuesday, military units in the central province of Tolima carried out an airstrike on members of the security detail of FARC chief Alfonso Cano, killing at least three rebels, according to the commander of the army’s 6th Brigade, Col. Julio Cesar Prieto. The FARC, which was founded in 1964, is now thought to have around 8,000 fighters and operates across a large swath of this Andean nation. President Alvaro Uribe’s administration has made fighting the FARC a top priority and has obtained billions of dollars in U.S. aid for counterinsurgency operations.last_img read more

Binghamton to receive $500,000 in COVID-19 relief

first_imgThe congressman says the funding helps starts a “comeback” for the city. ESG are administered by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to help vulnerable people. “These crucial funds, secured through the bipartisan CARES Act, will help the city of Binghamton take care of their most vulnerable,” Brindisi said in a press release sent to 12 News. “Our communities have sacrificed so much, but together, we will come through this crisis.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced more COVID-19 relief funding for the city of Binghamton Tuesday. The second round of Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) from the CARES Act includes $500,000 in relief to prepare and respond to the virus.last_img

Signs of anthrax reported in Washington mail facilities

first_img The precautions were taken even though the mail delivered to the two facilities was previously irradiated to kill pathogens, according to the Department of Defense (DoD). Officials said anthrax killed by irradiation could still trigger a sensor alarm. Mar 14 DoD news releasehttp://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=8309 A Department of Health and Human Services official said the Army was doing further tests to determine if the anthrax found in samples from the Pentagon mail facility was alive, according to the Post. The tests normally take 24 to 48 hours. A Fairfax County, Va., news release said the Falls Church office complex remained closed today pending results of laboratory testing. The release said the public is not at risk for exposure. The Postal Service said the Trenton Processing and Distribution Center, a major center for the New York metropolitan area, reopened yesterday with a “new state-of-the-art Biohazard Detection System.” Officials said more than 1,000 people attended the reopening. A DoD statement said about 175 people who work at the Pentagon facility and another 100 who might have been exposed to the mail were being contacted, asked to provide nasal swabs for testing, and given a 3-day course of antibiotics. Because of the prior irradiation, no pathogen detection is used at the V Street building, the report said. See also: DoD said a sensor at the Pentagon’s Remote Delivery Facility, a separate building, detected possible anthrax. Later tests were negative, but the Washington Post reported today that polymerase chain reaction testing by the Army confirmed the presence of anthrax in samples from the facility. However, it was not yet known if the anthrax was alive. Mar 15, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Signs of anthrax detected by sensors at two military mail facilities in the Washington, DC, area yesterday prompted authorities to shut down several buildings and recommend antibiotics for hundreds of workers. DoD question-and-answer bulletinhttp://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2005/d20050314anthrax.pdfcenter_img The alarms at the two DoD mail facilities also prompted federal officials to shut down a Washington postal facility that processes mail for DoD and other government agencies, the Post reported. Although mail processed at the facility, on V Street Northeast, is irradiated before it gets there, health officials recommended a course of antibiotics for about 200 workers there, the story said. Ironically, the Washington anthrax alarm coincided with the reopening of a Trenton, N.J., postal facility that had been closed since the letter-borne anthrax attacks in October 2001. Five people died as a result of those unsolved attacks, and another 17 got sick. The newspaper quoted an anonymous source as saying that mail moves from the Pentagon to the Falls Church office complex, implying a possible link between the two cases. However, a DoD spokesman told the Post he was not aware of any connection. The newspaper said federal, state, and local health officials were preparing to issue a notice urging healthcare providers to be alert for patients with possible signs of anthrax. The facility closed Oct 18, 2001, after NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, two US senators, and the New York Post received anthrax-tainted letters that passed through it, according to an Associated Press report. An anthrax alarm also was triggered yesterday afternoon in a DoD mailroom at an office complex at 5111 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, Va., a few miles from the Pentagon, according to the Post. The alarm triggered a lockdown in which up to 800 people were confined in the building until evening, the newspaper said. DoD statements did not say when sensors first detected possible anthrax at the Pentagon facility, but the Post said the initial positive tests were last week. The story said later tests were negative, but officials closed the facility and evacuated workers yesterday. Fairfax County news releasehttp://www.co.fairfax.va.us/news/2005/05080.htm Health officials were not recommending precautionary medical treatment for workers at the Falls Church building, except for a few considered to have a higher risk of exposure, according to a Fairfax County telephone information service.last_img read more

Developer backs Socceroos with giant message from Gold Coast

first_imgGIANT steel letters that Villawood Properties erected to support Australian athletes competing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been adapted for the Socceroos.GIANT steel letters that were erected to support Australian athletes competing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been adapted for the Socceroos.A steel soccer ball has been placed on top of the ‘GO AUSSIES’ sign at Helensvale in the lead up to Australia’s match against Peru in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tomorrow morning.Villawood Properties paid for the letters and installation in March and have since added the soccer ball to rally behind the Socceroos.The 2.4m letters are on the corner of Country Club Drive and Brisbane Rd at the entrance to Villawood’s new Helensvale community, The Surrounds.In Victoria, the ‘Villawood’ letters on Geelong Ring Rd have been used to relaymessages of inclusivity, including the recent ‘VOTE YES’ in support of marriage equality.Villawood Properties erected the giant steel letters in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoVillawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said the letters made a visual statement and were designed to create conversation and engage the community.“The giant steel letters along the Geelong Ring Rd in Victoria have promoted local events and government issues and have become iconic in creating messages of inclusivity and support,” he said.“We want to kick start conversations and show the same support here on the Gold Coast.“Villawood is a privately owned Australian company and supporting our Aussie athletes, current and future, is a big part of our ethos.“We want to show our support for Australian athletes and sporting teams like the Socceroos who are competing on the world stage.”The letters are made of corten steel, which has become Villawood’s signature material for street and park art in Queensland and Victoria.Villawood Properties uses corten steel for its street and park art. This corten steel bird is within The Surrounds at Helensvale.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSocceroos star sells Lower Plenty dream home00:38last_img read more

70 Seconds, 70 Years: Edgar Snow

first_img70 Seconds, 70 Years: Norman Bethune 70 Seconds, 70 Years: The Battle of Xuzhou In this episode of 70 seconds, 70 years, we take a look at Edgar Snow, American journalist and writer who offered detailed accounts of the Communist Party of China.Snow arrived in China in 1928. He visited the revolutionary areas in northwest China in 1936 and interviewed a number of top Party leaders, including Mao Zedong.“Red Star over China”, completed in 1937, is regarded as one of Snow’s most important works. John K. Fairbank, who wrote the introduction, remarked that the book not only provided the first connected history of Chairman Mao and his colleagues and where they had come from, but it also outlined the nation’s future prospects.Snow’s works have contributed to the revolution and construction of the new China. What’s more, they helped people in the US gain a better understanding of China.Snow eventually died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1972. To honour his last wish, part of his ashes were buried in a tomb situated across the Weiming Lake in Peking University. The epitaph on his tombstone, carved in both English and Chinese, reads “Edgar Snow, American friend of the Chinese people.”I’m Wang Yizhi with CCTV NEWS. See you next time. Related 70 Seconds, 70 Years: Bombing of Chongqinglast_img read more

Statutory rape suspect falls

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with statutory rape, aman was arrested in Barangay 6, Isabela, Negros Occidental. The 45-year-old resident Agusto De La Cruz wascaught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, apolice report showed. The court recommended no bail bond for histemporary liberty./PN De La Cruz was detained in the custodialfacility of the Isabela police station. Officers of the municipal police stationserved the warrant issued by Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 63 in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental dated Aug. 28,2019.last_img

Franklin Co. Planning Commission Director Resigns

first_img(Image: Franklin County Government)BROOKVILLE – Franklin County’s Area Planning Commission (APC) is currently operating without an executive director.Director Larry Franzman served the position for more than twenty years prior to announcing his resignation at the APC meeting August 13.Franzman cited that APC members were undermining his authority making it difficult to do his job, the Franklin County Observer reports.The executive director position remains vacant as commission members will meet early next week to determine following steps.The APC is responsible for issuing building permits, administrating zoning regulations and conducting building inspections throughout the county.last_img

Three more former race winners, three first-time starters join Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational field

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Aug. 4) – Three more former race winners, along with a trio of first-time honorees are among the second group of drivers elected to start the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional.Jay Noteboom (2005 and 2008), Chris Abelson (2011) and Todd Shute (2013) return to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s with All-Star victories on their re­sumes. Steven Bowers Jr., Clay Money and Jeremy Payne make their first All-Star starts on Friday, Sept. 8 at Boone Speedway.Three All-Stars from each of the five IMCA Modified regions, were elected in the first round of vot­ing. The next 13 All-Stars were elected through at-large balloting from the 116 remaining candi­dates.Also advancing from the second round to the All-Star starting field are Kyle Brown, Corey Dripps, Darin Duffy, Mike Jergens, Jeff Taylor, Tim Ward and Jason Wolla.All 13 have been contacted by IMCA and confirmed that they would compete at Super Nationals.Abelson is a former national champion and joins Noteboom on the career 100 wins list for the division. Shute and Taylor have won Super Nationals championships, as has Duffy in a Late Model.Bowers, Ward and Wolla, the new national points leader, each won state crowns in 2016, in addition to qualifying events.Brown, Dripps, Duffy, Jergens, Money and Payne all raced their way onto the ballot by winning weekly or special events that paid $1,000 or more. Payne is the five-time and defending Duel In The Desert winner and is entered in his first Super Nationals.Noteboom makes his career 10th All-Star start while Abelson and Ward are each in for the sev­enth time.Taylor was elected to his sixth All-Star race, Shute to his fifth, Wolla to his fourth, Dripps to his third and Brown, Duffy and Jergens each to their second.All-Stars elected in round one were Dean Abbey, Ricky Alvarado, Ethan Dotson, William Gould, Jordan Grabouski, Matt Guillaume, Jimmy Gustin, Richie Gustin, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott, Kelly Shryock, Kyle Strickler, Ricky Thornton Jr., A.J. Ward and Will WardCompleting the starting grid of 30 will be All-Star candidates with the top national point to­tal and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 31 competing at Super Nationals.The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational pays $1,000 to win and Bilstein Shocks furnishes $750 in lap money.last_img read more

Ramnaresh Sarwan and Fitness 53 Gym donate to RHTY&SC, Cricket Outreach Programme

first_imgFORMER Guyana and West Indies Cricket captain Ramnaresh Sarwan and his family of Fitness 53 Gym, located at Providence, East Coast, Demerara last Wednesday handed over a large quantity of cricket balls and trophies to Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC).According to a release, the donation was handed over by Sarwan’s parents, Kishan and Kumarie, during a simple ceremony at the Club’s Area ‘H’ Ground office.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to the former Guyana and West Indies batting idol for his kind gesture. He also disclosed that the donated items would be distributed to eight cricket clubs and one sub-association in Berbice, as the RHTY&SC strives to ensure that cricket is offered to youths as an alternative to a life of crime and the evil ways of Satan.The RHTY&SC for 2017 has assisted dozens of cricket clubs and schools with over $3M worth of cricket balls, scorebooks, cricket gear, cricket stumps, trophies, medals and educational materials under its Cricket Outreach Programme.The RHTY&SC, Foster proudly stated, is the only club in Guyana and perhaps the Caribbean that assists its sister organisations. He pledged that the programme would be expanded in 2018 to include more clubs and schools.The RHTY&SC and Ramnaresh Sarwan have enjoyed a close relationship over the years. The former West Indies batting star was inducted as a honorary member and was honoured at a special ceremony that was attended by the Guyana and Leewards Islands cricket teams.Sarwan, for several years, has also sponsored the Ramnaresh Sarwan Educational Scholarship Fund, which has benefited dozens of less fortunate students. The fund assisted the students to stay in schools to obtain an educational background by providing them with all the necessities to attend school.Vice-president Mark Papannah, Organising Secretary Keith Hicks and Cricket Manager Ravin Kissoonlall each expressed gratitude to the Sarwan family and Fitness 53 Gym.Kishan Sarwan, in handing over the donation, stated that his son was impressed with the work of the RHTY&SC and its commitment to making a positive difference. The Fitness 53 Gym, he stated, was fully aware of its corporate responsibilities to give back to society and the donation to cricket clubs was the best way to do so, as Sarwan excelled at the highest level in the game.Among the cricket clubs that would benefit from the donation are Blairmont, Police, Chesney, Rose Hall Canje, Kildonan and Upper Corentyne.Sarwan played 87 Test matches for the West Indies scoring 5 842 runs at an impressive average of 40.01 with 15 centuries and thirty-one fifties.In 181 One Day International, he scored 5 804 runs with five centuries. He served briefly as the West Indies captain before injury forced him to pass on the captaincy to Chris Gayle.last_img read more