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We Celebrate An Act of God’s Return to Broadway

first_img Related Shows An Act of God The Second Coming! An Act of God officially returns to Broadway on June 6. This time the show stars Sean Hayes as the Almighty; the comedy was written by God (stay with us) and has been transcribed by David Javerbaum, who also collaborated with the Holy Father on The Last Testament: A Memoir. Joe Mantello directs.To celebrate this most sacred of events at the Booth Theatre, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson” penned this sketch of the Great White Way’s holy trinity. Front and center is the Almighty Himself (as portrayed by Hayes), as well as David Josefsberg and James Gleason as Archangels Michael and Gabriel, respectively.Happy opening to the cast of An Act of God! Sending you all the Praise Hands emoji. © Justin “Squigs” Robertson 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 Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

Vermont Yankee engineers believe they have found source of tritium leak

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Vermont Yankee engineers and technicians have identified a likely source of a tritium leak at the Vernon nuclear power station, according to a statement from Yankee released last night. As noted by Yankee on Saturday, workers were successful in inserting a conduit into the Advanced Off Gas pipe tunnel from the AOG Building side of the tunnel. This allowed an inspection of the tunnel using a boroscope. The inspection found standing water in the tunnel. The water was tested and found to contain tritium in a concentration of  2,400,000 pCi/L. A level of 200,000 pCi/L is considered by the EPA as the maximum safe level in drinking water. On Sunday, workers shut off flow from a drain line associated with one of the plant s hydrogen recombiner units and began moving the standing water out of the tunnel to be processed through the normal radiological waste treatment systems. The drain line appears to be a likely source for the water found in the tunnel, according to Yankee. Work continues to determine if and where the water from the tunnel could have been getting into the groundwater, and to verify that there are no other potential sources of tritiated water entering the tunnel.Meanwhile, the shoring and bracing work at the AOG building excavation is being reviewed by engineers and vendor experts. Over the weekend, workers attempted to set the I-beam shoring piers around the perimeter of the excavation site. Due to interferences found while excavating for the pier holes, there is a need to make changes to the shoring plan and these changes are being worked on. The actual size of the excavation area might have to be modified from the original size in order to place the piers or to accommodate different shoring options. Erection of the enclosure building over the excavation site continues.While this investigation continues, Vermont Yankee states that no tritium levels found in any samples taken from drinking water wells or the adjacent Connecticut River. Outside experts and Yankee have agreed that tritium probably is seeping into the river, but at levels that are undetectable given the amount leaked and the volume of the river.For more details on the tritium investigation, the Vermont Department of Health has a thorough status report on the investigation at this web link:…(link is external)Also helpful is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission web page on tritium monitoring:…(link is external)Source: Entergy Vermont Yankee. 2.16.2010last_img read more

Kayaker Dies Paddling Linville Gorge

first_imgAn Atlanta man has drowned kayaking in Linville Gorge.Saturday night, William Halliburton, “Burton” Greer was found on the Linville River near the Pinch-In Trail on the western side of the gorge. The trail is located off Old North Carolina 105. WSOCTV reports that A team of about 50 emergency responders from multiple agencies worked nearly six hours in the dark to get to them. The difficulty of accessing the river in Linville Gorge makes rescue efforts a challenge.Greer’s kayak became lodged on a rock, just downstream from a Class IV rapid. A group of kayakers who found Greer attempted to resuscitate him but were too late. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to family, Greer knew WNC rivers well, reports the Citizen-Times.Usually a shallow river system, heavy rains bring kayakers from all over the region to challenge Linville Gorge’s rapids.This is the second kayaking death this year, following the passing of WNC kayaking legend, Maria Noakes.last_img read more

Pentagon moves about 1,600 Army troops into the Washington region

first_imgThe Pentagon has moved about 1,600 US Army troops into the Washington, D.C., region, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, after several nights of violent protests in the city.”Active duty elements are postured on military bases in the National Capitol Region but are not in Washington, D.C.,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement.He said the troops were on “heightened alert status” but “are not participating in defense support to civil authority operations.” Meanwhile, the Trump administration has floated the idea of taking control of Washington’s police department amid nationwide protests over police brutality, according to media reports on Tuesday.US President Donald Trump said in remarks in the White House Rose Garden on Monday he would deploy thousands of soldiers and law enforcement officers to halt violence in the US capital and threatened to do the same in other cities.”I think you heard the president yesterday that he wanted a show of force in D.C. and we know that they examined a lot of ways to do that,” Muriel Bowser, the city’s mayor, told reporters on Tuesday.Her office told reporters the Trump administration had floated the idea of federalizing the district’s 4,000-member police force, the Washington Post and the local NBC affiliate reported earlier. The district’s Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Washington, D.C. is among several US cities engulfed by protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in police custody in Minneapolis after an officer, who was later fired and charged with murder and manslaughter, pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck for some nine minutes.Protesters outside the White House were forcibly pushed back and reported being tear-gassed by police on Monday before Trump walked to a nearby church.A White House spokesman said the US Park Police were reacting after the protesters ignored orders to clear the area. The US Park Police confirmed the statement and said smoke canisters and pepper balls were employed.Washington, D.C.’s special status means its 700,000 residents pay federal taxes but don’t have political representation in the US capitol, and local politicians have less control over law enforcement.US state governors are in control of the local national guard, but in Washington the guard reports to the president. The city is also home to dozens of federal agencies with their own active law enforcement.The protests come as millions of Americans are unemployed as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened 1.8 million and killed more than 105,000 people in the United StatesTopics :last_img read more

Dimitar Berbatov fears David Luiz has made ‘one too many’ mistakes at Arsenal

first_imgLuiz was sent off after giving away a penalty (Picture: Getty)Dimitar Berbatov believes David Luiz may have sealed his fate at Arsenal after a woeful display against Manchester City.Luiz replaced the injured Pablo Mari, but lasted just 25 minutes on the pitch before being sent off.The centre-back was guilty of a slew of costly mistakes in his short cameo and Manchester United legend Berbatov gave his reaction to the defensive horror show.‘In the other match – Man City v Arsenal – it was a bad day for David Luiz,’ Berbatov told Betfair. ADVERTISEMENT‘You can easily judge and criticise, and he probably deserves it in a way. You could argue and say he came off the bench and wasn’t ready, but that first mistake for the goal comes from underestimating the danger and he was too confident in thinking it would be easy to control.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When you make a mistake it plays on your mind and that can lead to other problems, which is exactly what happened to Luiz in giving away a penalty later in the game and getting a red card. ‘It’s sad to see because he has been a good defender but obviously something isn’t going right for him at the moment. Coral BarryThursday 18 Jun 2020 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Advertisement Arteta speaks out after Arsenal’s 3-0 loss to Man CityTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:04FullscreenArteta speaks out after Arsenal’s 3-0 loss to Man City 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.‘Everybody has a bad game and makes mistakes, but maybe in his case it is now one too many.’City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal and the Gunners must now decide whether to extend Luiz’s contractArteta wants the 33-year-old to stay, but admitted there was reason Luiz started on the bench against City.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I don’t know what will happen with his contract,’ Arteta said‘I know what happened today. I know the way David reacted because I know him well, not only as a player but a person as well. ‘There was a reason why I didn’t select him from the start and he had to play because Pablo got injured. He’s always going to try and give you his best.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang apologises to Arsenal fans after Manchester City defeatMORE: Mikael Silvestre blasts Jamie Carragher for ‘spitting’ on Arsenal star David LuizFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Dimitar Berbatov fears David Luiz has made ‘one too many’ mistakes at Arsenallast_img read more

Worst house, best street sale lands a bargain

first_imgBuyers Adam and Laura Barbaro with one of the beneficiaries of the property, Tom Carter. Picture: Mark Cranitch.“This house belonged to my grandmother’s cousin,” Mr Carter said.“She passed away in 2010 but even when she lived here it looked like this.“I’ve been underneath but she never let anyone upstairs.”The other beneficiaries are a friend and a Catholic missionary society. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoAnd now 50 Deighton Rd looks like this. The street is now looking to the new owners of 22 Deighton Rd, to see what they turn it into.With no registered bidders, that property was passed in with a vendor bid of $1.45 million. Is this the worst house in Australia? It certainly is the cheapest in this part of Brisbane since 2016. Picture: Mark Cranitch.The boarded-up 405sq m property at 22 Deighton Rd in the tightly held suburb of Dutton Park was sold sight unseen for $665,000 to a Carina couple buying their first home.It was the cheapest house sale in three years for the inner city suburb according to CoreLogic property data. More than 60 people crowded around a skip and a caravan which were set up outside 22 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: Mark Cranitch.The rain eased only when Mr O’Kelly raised his wooden gavel to announce the property was on the market at $657,000.A further six bids were made before the property sold for $665,000, well below the suburb’s median house price of $1.028 million.The land alone has been valued by the State Government at $700,000.“It was definitely nerve-racking knowing how much there is to do with it,” Adam Barbaro said after securing the winning bid with his wife Laura.“What do they say, you buy the worst house in the best street? It’s a good street and if we can work hard and put some value into, that’s our way to get a leg up in the market isn’t it?”While the property was a bargain for the buyers, it has also become a gift for three beneficiaries including Woolloongabba resident Tom Carter who was present at the auction. Public Trustee auctioneer Simon O’Kelly almost lost his voice in the rain, trying to get the best price for the worst house in a million dollar suburb. Pic: Mark Cranitch.After a long pause to start, Public Trustee auctioneer Simon O’Kelly suggested $600,000, then a bidder called out $400,000, which was left ‘in the pocket’ until another bid of $550,000 started the auction.Of the 26 bids, almost half were jumps of $1000 or $2000 each. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< Buyers Adam and Laura Barbaro are smiling but they’ve got their work cut out, turning this dilapidated circa 1920 house into a home. Picture: Mark Cranitch.A DERELICT inner city property, vying for the title of Australia’s worst house, sold for less than its land value yesterday after a gruelling auction in the rain that saw 26 bids in 13 minutes.center_img The Public Trustee of Queensland took 22 Deighton Rd to auction with 10 registered bidders among more than 60 standing in heavy rain on the footpath. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN DUTTON PARK Just half an hour earlier on the same street, a property previously dubbed “Australia’s worst house” also went to auction. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Just down the road, 50 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park used to look like this.In 2015, the knockdown pre-war building at 50 Deighton Rd, was bought for $668,000 and then demolished to make way for a brand new five-bedroom house.last_img read more

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor to be sentenced in sex crimes case

first_img 39 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share NewsSports Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor to be sentenced in sex crimes case by: – March 22, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Hall of Fame NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor is expected to be sentenced to six years probation with sex-offender status during a court hearing Tuesday, according to the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.Taylor pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in the case in January. Taylor was arrested last May on charges of “improper sexual conduct involving an underage girl in a Rockland County hotel,” the District Attorney’s office said. Prosecutors said Taylor paid the teen $300 after “sexual acts.” The girl was 16 years old, according to a statement from prosecutors.Taylor entered a guilty plea to one count of sexual misconduct and one count of patronizing a prostitute in the third degree, both misdemeanor charges, the prosecutor said. Taylor was arrested in a Ramapo, New York, Holiday Inn room on May 6, a few hours after the alleged encounter took place, authorities said at the time. Ramapo is about 30 miles northwest of New York City.Ramapo police applauded the plea agreement at the time. “This department believes that the resolution reached in this case is fair and appropriate,” Ramapo Police Chief Peter Brower said at the time. Arthur Aidala, Taylor’s attorney, said his client “patronized a prostitute and that prostitute happened to be under the age of 17. Although he inquired as to her age, he was lied to.” Along with the probation, he is expected to be fined $2,000, the prosecutor said, adding the former athlete must register as a sex offender.“He could have taken a much more aggressive road, but he decided it was in the best interest of he and his family, and the young woman involved here, to dispose of the case the way we did today,” Aidala added. In July, Taylor’s wife vehemently denied that the famous linebacker had sex with the underage prostitute. “He didn’t rape anyone. He didn’t have sex with anyone. He didn’t call a pimp,” Lynette Taylor said on “Larry King Live.”Lynette Taylor told King that the girl snuck into her husband’s hotel room because many people knew Taylor was in town for an autograph signing. Taylor gave her $300 because she was going through bad times, Lynette Taylor said.“So I mean for him, $300, here — here is $300. Will this help you out any? It was very much that,” said Lynette Taylor. “Yes, he should have told her to get the heck out of my room. But I cannot explain why men do what they do.”CNN Newslast_img read more

Top Cop wants motorists to adhere to traffic signs

first_imgLocalNews Top Cop wants motorists to adhere to traffic signs by: – May 23, 2011 Head of the Dominica Police Force is sending a strong warning to motorists to adhere to traffic signs in the country.Police Chief Cyril Carrette says he is concerned about the increase in vehicular accidents in the Dominica.He is cautioning motorists to be more cautious on the roads.I am very concerned about the manner in which people drive on the road in Dominica. I think people are supposed to be more courteous. Often times I have admonished persons who cut across traffic. Anybody travelling on the left side of the road has the right of way,” he said.Meantime Carrette will also leave for a special regional meeting to help fine crime and drugs in the region.Dominica Vibes News 14 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Mistrial declared in Calibishie murder trial!

first_img Sharing is caring! 61 Views   one comment Share LocalNews Mistrial declared in Calibishie murder trial! by: – June 1, 2012 Sharecenter_img Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comAfter four days of hearing evidence and almost five hours of deliberation the jury in a trial to determine whether a Calibishie man murdered a Vieille Case youngster were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.Garvin George of Calibishie was charged for fatally stabbing Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case on February 5th, 2010 at Calibishie.A jury found him guilty of murder in November, 2011 and was sentenced to serve an imprisonment term of fourteen (14) years by Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks.His attorneys Wayne Norde and Bernadette Lambert appealed that decision which was upheld by the Court of Appeal justices who ordered a retrial in April 2012.It was the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Gene Pestaina’s contention that George provoked Joseph when he confronted him that night about a villager’s daughter.And, according to Clement George a witness who testified for the state, Joseph “punched Garvin first and then Garvin punch him back”, thereafter a fight ensued.George however in his unsworn statement to the Court on Thursday explained that he only defended himself from Joseph who had a scissors.“He had a scissors in his hand, I asked him to take it easy. He jack me, I jack him back then we began wrestling and we end up in a neighbor’s yard. In wrestling I managed to get the scissors from him and I made a wild blow defending myself. While doing so the scissors fell. He gave me a punch in my jaw”.Justice Brian Cottle asked the forewoman whether they required more time to deliberate, however she said no.He therefore declared a mistrial, stating that the “prosecution will decide where we go from here” and that “we may have to do this matter again in another assizes”.One of George’s attorney, Bernadette Lambert told Dominica Vibes News that the defence team is “very excited” with the outcome particularly on behalf of their client.“We are very pleased for Garvin; it was a hung jury and we are really very excited. It is very positive news for Garvin and the deference team and we are very satisfied at this point and very happy”. Meanwhile state attorney Clement Joseph in the DPP’s office said “we are disappointed with the decision but we have to respect it”.According to him the DPP can “reduce the charge to manslaughter, try him again for murder, or just withdraw the charge against him” and “we will decide what happens next”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Drainage work restricts State Road 156 Wednesday

first_imgPatriot, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance personnel plan to replace a drainage pipe under State Road 156 this Wednesday (AUGUST 29)—weather permitting—closing the Ohio River Scenic Byway between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.A “soft” closure (locals only) will be imposed at S.R. 156’s intersection with S.R. 250 in Patriot and on S.R. 156 at S.R. 101 at the Markland Dam.  A hard closure (no traffic) will be enforced between Turtle Creek Road and Wades Hill Road.last_img