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Murder For Two Confirms Closing Date

first_img Featuring a book by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, music by Kinosian and lyrics by Blair, Murder For Two combines classic musical comedy with a dash of Agatha Christie. Everyone is a suspect in this house of eccentric characters (all played by Blumenkrantz), and a rookie cop posing as a detective (Blumenkrantz) must get down to the bottom of the crime. Murder For Two Murder For Two was originally presented by the Second Stage Uptown Series at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre last July to critical acclaim. The production transferred to New World Stages in November, where it was initially slated to run through January 5 only. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 View Comments The off-Broadway musical murder mystery Murder For Two will play its final performance at New World Stages on June 29. The tuner, starring Brett Ryback and Jeff Blumenkrantz, had previously been scheduled to run through July 6. Related Showslast_img read more

Star-Studded You Can’t Take It With You Opens on Broadway

first_img Star Files In addition to Jones, Byrne and Ashford, the portrait features Elizabeth Ashley, Johanna Day, Julie Halston, Byron Jennings, Fran Kranz, Mark Linn-Baker, Kristine Nielsen, Reg Rogers, Will Brill, Crystal Dickinson, Marc Damon Johnson, Karl Kenzler and Patrick Kerr, along with a surreptitious Nick Corley, Joe Tapper and Austin Durant. Annaleigh Ashford Happy opening to the (huge) cast of You Can’t Take It With You! Enjoy the pickled pigs’ feet! James Earl Jones Welcome back to Broadway, Sycamores! You Can’t Take It With You has returned to the Great White Way and celebrates its official opening night at the Longacre Theatre on September 28. The Scott Ellis-helmed production features an all-star cast that includes James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne and Annaleigh Ashford. To commemorate the latest Broadway mounting of the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart comedy, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the Sycamore clan and company in action. You Can’t Take It With Youcenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Comments Kristine Nielsen Related Showslast_img read more

California municipal utility endorses plan to be carbon neutral by 2030

first_imgCalifornia municipal utility endorses plan to be carbon neutral by 2030 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has set a more ambitious climate goal than California, aiming to be carbon neutral 15 years before the rest of the state.The utility’s board unanimously adopted a resolution late Thursday to “work towards carbon neutrality by 2030” — a decade sooner than its previous target of 2040. Under state law, all of California’s power must come from carbon neutral sources by 2045.The company, known as SMUD, “recognizes the risk of uncontrolled climate change and is committed to urgently do more” to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions, the resolution states. SMUD would be the first community-owned utility company to set such an aggressive goal, according to the Sacramento Climate Coalition.The non-binding resolution doesn’t detail how SMUD would meet its goal. As of 2018, more than half of the utility’s power came from burning natural gas and its deployment of renewable energy lagged the rest of the state.The policy is not a plan but a commitment, according to Rob Kerth, vice president of SMUD’s board. The company has until March 31 to come up with a plan to achieve the carbon goal.“Just like we didn’t know how were going to get to the moon, the president announced it and the best and the brightest stood up and did it,” Rosanna Herber, a SMUD director, said during the meeting. “I’m convinced that our staff can figure this out.”[Anthony Robledo]More: Sacramento utility sets more ambitious climate goal than statelast_img read more

‘Massive poisonous shock’: Scientists fear lasting impact from Mauritius oil spill

first_imgSome corals have lived for centuries at the fringes of Mauritius. Now smothered for days in heavy fuel oil spilled from a wrecked Japanese tanker nearby, parts of those reefs may be in trouble.The full impact of the toxic spill is still unfolding, scientists say. As the Indian Ocean island’s residents scramble to mop up the oil slicks and clumps, they are seeing dead eels and fish floating in the water, as fuel-soaked seabirds limp onto shore.Satellite images also show the 1,000 tons of spilled oil spreading northward along the coastline from the spill site in the turquoise waters of Blue Bay Marine Park. The spill brings “a massive poisonous shock to the system,” said Adam Moolna, an environmental scientist from Mauritius who lectures at Keele University in Britain. “This oil will have cascading effects across the webs of life.”Still uncontainedThe spill came from the Japanese-owned MV Wakashio, which rammed into a reef in the marine park on July 25. It is still unclear why the ship was sailing so closely to the coast. About a week later, oil began gushing from the cracked vessel.However, the flow had been stopped, authorities say, after they pumped the remaining oil from the ship.On Thursday, the ship’s owner Nagashiki Shipping said it would face up to its liability and assess compensation for the disaster.Already, about 15 km of coastline have been affected by the spill, said Mauritius Marine Conservation Society President Jacqueline Sauzier.”We don’t have the equipment or the expertise to remove the oil, and time is of the essence to limit the damage,” she told Reuters.Local residents are wading unprotected into the toxic waters, while using human hair as well as husks from sugar cane factories to quickly soak up as much of the spill as they can.For both people and wildlife, the spill will have a “resonating and resounding impact for the next 10 to 20 years,” said environmental toxicologist Craig Downs, who assesses oil spills but has not studied the spill in Mauritius.Spiraling impactCoral reefs and fish are likely to suffer first. That’s especially rough for Mauritius, where tourism and fishing are mainstays of the economy.Corals that survive could have weakened resistance to marine heat waves, which are hitting the area due to climate change and have already caused some coral bleaching, experts say.”If things continue to go the way they are the future prospects for coral reefs look very, very bleak indeed,” said Alex Rogers, a visiting professor at Oxford University and science director of REV Ocean, a not-for-profit company.Conservationists are also anxious about oil washing into mangrove forests, where roots serve as nurseries for fish.Oil also could sink into sediments around mangroves, where it could smother mollusks, crabs and fish larvae, said Callum Roberts, a professor of marine conservation at the University of Exeter in Britain.”It’s very hard to remove once it’s sunk into the sediment,” Roberts said. “Trees can become sick and die.”Birds nesting in the mangroves, or migrating via nearby mudflats, are also vulnerable. Ingesting oil can make it hard for birds to fight disease or even to fly, said environmental toxicologist Christopher Goodchild at Oklahoma State University.Research has shown that “just a small amount of oil being transferred to a bird’s egg — as small as a droplet of blood — can actually cause a change in the bird embryo’s physiology,” he said.Beds of seagrass, which like mangroves store vast quantities of climate-warming carbon dioxide, play a vital role in protecting coasts from waves.On land, some scientists warn that washed up oil deposits could harden and lead to lasting change.”In the long term, we could see an asphalt-like coast as the oil dissipates and degrades, as the oil puddles,” said Ralph Portier, an environmental scientist at Louisiana State University who studied the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”It’s a real tragedy,” Portier said.Topics : The damage, scientists say, could impact Mauritius and its tourism-dependent economy for decades.”This oil spill occurred in one of, if not the most, sensitive areas in Mauritius,” oceanographer and environmental engineer Vassen Kauppaymuthoo told Reuters by telephone from the island, where he was surveying the disaster. “We are talking of decades to recover from this damage, and some of it may never recover.”The wildlife at risk include the seagrasses blanketing sand in the shallow waters, clownfish darting around coral reefs, mangrove trees corralling the coastline with their tangled root systems, and the critically endangered Pink Pigeon, endemic to the island.Giant tortoises slow-walk through a nature reserve on the nearby islet, Ile-aux-Aigrettes, where there is also a scientific research station. Altogether, Blue Bay Marine park counts 38 types of coral and 78 species of fish.last_img read more

APG kickstarts ‘national dialogue’ with Dutch consumers on pensions

first_img“For example,” he said, “we want to find out whether someone’s attitude towards pensions is linked to age and the used information channels, and how someone assesses a pensions institution.”During the pilot, Indialoog wants to learn about an employer’s role in pensions and to establish how the subject of pensions can be made more attractive. APG will also try to find out where the public is seeking information about pensions, and which information people expect to find.Participants in the consumer community dialogue can also add themes.Willms said the pilot would be considered successful if it provided new insights, and if people continued discussing new subjects.In that event, he said, Indialoog will be rolled out nationwide.Willms added that APG would share the outcome of a permanent panel with the pensions sector. The €344bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has launched a pilot project to start a dialogue with Dutch consumers on pensions, insurance and other financial issues.During the next half year, APG’s marketing, communications and distribution department is to enter into dialogue with 450 members of the public. But the pilot, called Indialoog’, must make clear whether such an exchange of thoughts will be a good way of involving people in the development of new products and services, said Raoul Willms, strategic marketing manager at APG.He said Indialoog aimed for a broader discussion than merely the “relatively limited enviroment of pension funds”.last_img read more

The Qld suburbs leading the nation for house price growth

first_imgBOOM SUBURBS — CAIRNS. SOURCE: realestate.com.au By comparison, the top performer in New South Wales was Dudley in the Newcastle-Maitland district (up 25 per cent) and Palm Beach ($3.4 million) in Sydney, up 24 per cent to $3.4 million. Only seven of the 10 Sydney suburbs recorded double digit growth, according to the data.The top performer in Victoria was also in a regional centre, with Lovely Banks in Geelong up 26 per cent. The top performing Melbourne suburb was Warburton, up 20 per cent to $527,500.The findings come after another report — the REIQ Quarterly Market Monitor — revealed that the annual median house price within the Brisbane City Council region had hit another new high, reaching $680,000. RELATED: Brisbane house price hits new record high: What‘s your home now worth? Take a look inside Brisbane’s $18 million trophy home REA Group / realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida ConisbeeBut she said the “really good news” was that Brisbane, and the southeast generally, had largely weathered the downturn that has gripped southern states.In Townsville, which was devastated by widespread flooding earlier this year, one suburb saw median house prices jump 32 per cent in the same period. Gulliver has seen its median house price jump 32 per cent to $295,000. Mr Curtain said there was great value to be found in some of Brisbane’s “inner city acreage” suburbs. Townsville’s Marina Residences development hits the market BOOM SUBURBS — BRISBANE. SOURCE: realestate.com.auMedian house prices in the suburb, which is arguably the closest acreage suburb to the city, have reached $1.1 million, according to realestate.com.au.In Gumdale, Place Woolloongabba agents James Curtain and Chris Dixon are marketing a contemporary, architecturally-designed residence on approximately 1ha. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59A LEAFY Brisbane suburb has recorded the strongest median house price growth in the country, with several regional city suburbs also outperforming prestige interstate hot spots.Gumdale, about 14km east of the Brisbane CBD, recorded a staggering 37 per cent increase in median house prices in the 12 months to the end of May. MORE NEWS: Insane Brisbane houses on the market right now Brisbane’s hungry for luxury, says richlist developer In the Gold Coast/Tweed region, growth ranged from four per cent at Broadbeach Waters to 15 per cent at Jacobs Well. BOOM SUBURBS — GOLD COAST/TWEED SOURCE: realestate.com.au There are plenty of nice houses in Gulliver, but you may just get this ramshackle house for a bargain at auctionOther top performers in the sunshine state were Buccan (Brisbane) which was up 26 per cent to $765,000, East Ipswich (up 23 per cent to $329,000), Carvonica in Cairns (up 25 per cent to $499,000) and East Toowoomba (up 22 per cent to $525,000). That revelation marked 27 straight quarters of growth for Brisbane at a time when interstate capital cities have seen house prices plummet.Ms Conisbee said she expected to see even stronger growth for the city going forward.“It is steady as she goes,” she said. “But I think your growth will be stronger again (with the next data run) given that we have a market that feels stronger after the Coalition win and the interest rate cut.“There is always that risk of rising unemployment … one interest rate cut is good but multiple cuts because of job cuts just takes away from any gains in the property market anyway.“But it is a good sign that people are buying within a wide range of price brackets and shows a healthy market with offerings for all budgets.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoBOOM SUBURBS — TOWNSVILLE. SOURCE: realestate.com.auMs Conisbee said Gulliver was an affordable suburb, and like many regional centres close to mining hubs experiencing a boost in employment and confidence, rents have increased and house values naturally followed. RELATED: The Townsville ‘no hoper’ house with wannabe gangster graffiti BOOM SUBURBS — SUNSHINE COAST. SOURCE: realestate.com.au This acreage property at 88 Archer Street at Gumdale is listed for sale“It is 15 to 20 minutes from the CBD and it has sought-after schools,” he said. “There are also business people targeting Gumdale because they want to be able to live and run a business from the same locality. And there is a mix of entry level homes right up to very luxurious new builds so there is a good mix.”REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee said acreage suburbs close to Brisbane were consistently popular with prospective buyers in Brisbane. Of the 10 suburbs surveyed in Brisbane, every one recorded double digit growth of between 13 per cent (Kenmore and Gordon Park) and 37 per cent in Gumdale.The Sunshine Coast also recorded double digit growth across its top 10 suburbs, with Mons and Ninderry recording 24 per cent and 22 per cent respectively. Townsville houses were flooded earlier this year in what was described as a 1 in 500 year event. (AAP Image/Dave Acree) How this local tradie saved his way to four sound investments by 22last_img read more

Silay City local electrocuted

first_imgBACOLOD City – A farm tractor operatorwas electrocuted in Barangay Tanza, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental. He was rushed to the Teresita LopezJalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City but was declared by an attendingphysician as “dead on arrival.”/PN The victim was identified as 27-year-oldRaymark Pamati-an of Barangay 6, Silay City.center_img According to police investigators,Pamati-an accidentally touched an open electric wire while unloading sugarcanefrom the tractor around 10:30 a.m. on March 14.last_img read more

PPE’s, free transport for Antique health practitioners

first_imgThis man prepares personal protective equipment to be distributed to health practitioners in Antique on March 19. PNA According to IPHO information officerIrene Dulduco, meanwhile, Belison’s municipal government already began providingfree rides to health workers reporting to the Angel Salazar Memorial GeneralHospital here. Health workers who do thermal scanningto people in the border of Barangay Lindero, Libertad town; Barangay Buang inPandan town; Lipata Port in Barangay Lipata in Culasi town; and Barangay SanFrancisco in Anini-y town, on the other hand, have been provided with infraredthermal scanners and forms for medical assessment. The PPEs consist of surgical masks,clean gloves, alcohol, and raincoat in place of surgical gowns for healthpersonnel who would be transporting patients under investigation and personsunder monitoring with high fever. Mayor Christopher Piccio said on March19 that given the difficulty faced by health workers in accessing transportgoing to San Jose, Belison would provide them with a van to not hamper thedelivery of their services.(With a reportfrom PNA/PN) According to Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo,Antique PHO chief, the health workers and personnel of the local disaster riskreduction and management office assigned to implement border restriction havebeen provided with PPEs since March 19. SAN JOSE, Antique – Health practitionersin this province have been provided with personal protective equipment (PPEs)by the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in their fight against thecoronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.last_img read more

Derald Gene Ellinghausen

first_imgDerald Gene Ellinghausen, age 76, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, March 24. Born May 19, 1940 in Milan, he was the son of Ervin and Norma Haubrock Ellinghausen.Raised in Manchester, Indiana, Derald was confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church there. Even though he lived most of his life in Aurora, he always had a special place in his heart for Manchester.Derald graduated from Aurora High School with the Class of 1959 where he played football and basketball. He attended Hanover College where he played football his freshman year then transferred to Indiana University where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta.  He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology and Physical Education.  Affectionately known as “Big D” and “Mr. E”, Derald taught at North Dearborn High School for one year before teaching at Aurora Public and South Dearborn Schools for 38 years.  He taught a range of subjects including biology, health, science, driver education, and physical education in junior and senior high, and coached football, basketball, golf, and soccer.During his life, Derald was involved in many activities.  He was an active member of the Aurora First Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder and Deacon.  He was a member of Aurora Lions Club for 54 years.  Derald was an IU and Cincinnati Reds sports enthusiast.  Derald enjoyed playing Bridge, traveling, golfing, fishing, watching IU basketball and football games, building swimming pools in the summertime, and the comradery of fellow teachers and former students.  He always enjoyed reconnecting with his college friends and having lunch with his AHS 1959 classmates every Friday.  Derald didn’t know a stranger, as he always enjoyed talking to everyone and telling jokes.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  Over the years he always enjoyed his pet dogs, especially his recent lap dogs Sophie and Ellie.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, and friend and will be greatly missed.Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Phee Petscher Ellinghausen who was his high school sweetheart; two daughters:  Amy (Jeff) Goodwin of Solsberry, Indiana, Anne (Tom) Pickett of Heyworth, Illinois; four grandchildren: Matt Goodwin, Katelyn Pickett, Jacob Pickett, and Zachary Pickett; sisters-in-law Jean Petscher and Janis Petscher, brother-in-law Bill (Jennie) Petscher; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, uncle Walter Haubrock, brother-in-law John Petscher, and several other aunts and uncles.Visitation will be held at the Aurora First Presbyterian Church on Monday, March 27 from 4:00 – 8:00.  In honor of Derald and to celebrate his life, we encourage friends and family to wear red and white for Derald’s love of Aurora High School and Indiana University.Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Dana Stout at the Aurora First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth St., Aurora on Tuesday, March 28 at 11:00am.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Aurora Emergency Unit, Aurora Fire Department, Aurora Lions Club, Dearborn County Hospice, or Aurora First Presbyterian Church.The family wishes to give special thanks to Dearborn County Hospice, Dr. Steven Langdon, and Dr. Kurt Leuenberger for their care of Derald.If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit:  www.rullmans.comlast_img read more