Congrats to Steven Pasquale as The Robber Bridegroom Officially Opens

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 The Robber Bridegroom 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. Off-Broadway audiences are transported to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi in The Robber Bridegroom, which will officially open on March 13. Directed by Alex Timbers, Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman‘s musical comedy is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.To celebrate, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned the above portrait of the the most beguiling con men, hucksters and charlatans you’ll ever meet. There’s Steven Pasquale as Jamie Lockhart, Leslie Kritzer as Salome, Andrew Durand as Little Harp, Evan Harrington as Big Harp, Greg Hildreth as Goat, Ahna O’Reilly as Rosamund, Nadia Quinn as Raven, Lance Roberts as Clement Musgrove and Devere Rogers as Airie.Broadway.com wishes the The Robber Bridegroom team a happy opening—we’re sure the Roundabout revival will steal New York’s heart once again! Related Shows View Comments © Justin “Squigs” Robertsonlast_img read more

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Sand City Achieves Cult Status With Collaboration Brews

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Like dotcom stocks and bitcoin, the canned craft beer mania sweeping the country has arrived on Long Island. Microbreweries are canning small quantities of specially brewed beers that sell out in minutes and are sought after in a secondary trading market.Nowhere is this more true than in the waterfront Village of Northport, where social media posts about “cans dropping from our back Scudder Ave entrance” send craft beer fans rushing to line up at Sand City Brewing Co. Since its opening in fall 2015, Sand City has built a reputation for brewing some of LI’s best IPAs, or India Pale Ale, a heavily hopped beer style. Over the past six months, the brewery has raised its game to a new level with a series of collaboration beers, with several new beers dropping in cans each month.“We have found collaborations to be a lot of fun and they are really what the craft brewing industry is all about,” said Bill Kiernan, a founder and co-owner of Sand City. “The same way that people love to share beer, breweries love to get together and make beer and share knowledge and techniques. And it’s also just a great way to hang out with some new and old friends.”Sand City has collaborated with leading craft breweries from Oceanside, New York to Oceanside, California. Bewmaster Kevin Sihler, also a founder and co-owner, is a hoppy beer fan and has pushed the envelope, using a wide variety of hops.This love is displayed in IPAs like Fade to Jade, brewed with mosaic, citra and Amarillo hops; Second Wave, an IIPA (the extra “I” stands for imperial, meaning it has a higher alcohol content) that is double dry-hopped with citra, simcoe, chinook and mosaic hops; and the cheekily named Oops! I Hopped My Pants, brewed with large amounts of centennial, mosaic, citra and galaxy hops. Sand City’s Mofosaic was its firstsingle-hopped IPA highlighting the citrusy mosaic hop, and the brewery followed up on this popular beer with its Even Mo’  Mofo IIPA.In selecting collaborators, Sihler said “It’s true we’ve been focusing a lot on IPA collaborations, but we have some projects that involve barrel aging and other styles as well.”Among the collaborators last fall were Finback Brewery from Queens, creating Beachfront Avenue, an IIPA made with 420 pounds of pineapple and double dry-opped with mosaic and azacca hops. Magnify Brewing from New Jersey collaborated to produce Maintain Rep, an IIPA brewed with galaxy, nelson, citra and mosaic hops. Two collaborators from last fall are both renowned hop-focused breweries, even though they are located on opposite coasts. Barrier Brewing from Oceanside, LI, collaborated with Sand City to create Even Mo Money, an IIPA based on Barrier’s popular Money IPA brewed with azacca, citra, simcoe and mosaic hops. Horus Aged Ales from Oceanside, Calif., a specialist in barrel-aged beers, collaborated to produce Up the Beach, an IIPA double dry-hopped with galaxy, citra and vic secret, an Australian hop variety.Looking ahead, Sand City hopes to build on its popularity with plans to continue increasing production capacity. The brewery installed its canning equipment in the summer of 2016 and added more fermentation tanks in early 2017 to increase production 30 percent.“We have a 10-barrel brewing system and last year we produced approximately 2,400 barrels of beer,” Kiernan says.While the IPAs have received the most attention, Sand City also brews popular Belgian style beers and its delicious Southdown Breakfast Stout, brewed with locally roasted Brazilian coffee beans from Southdown Coffee in Huntington.In just over two years, Sand City has become a fixture in Northport’s lively downtown. The Main Street tasting room is near the John Engeman Theater and the famed Gunther’s Tap Room, which is being rebuilt after a fire last year. Named in honor of Northport’s industrial past and the sand mines ringing the harbor at the turn of the last century, Sand City is helping to lead LI’s beer boom.Northport’s second brewery, Harbor Head Brewing, opened last year and if history is any guide, we can expect a Northport collaboration beer soon.Sand City Brewing Co. is located at 60 Main St. in Northport. They can be reached at 631-651-2766 or sandcitybeer.com.last_img read more

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CECL delay to 2024 would help CUs focus on COVID-19 needs

first_imgThe Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) should delay implementation of the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard to at least January 2024, CUNA wrote to FASB Wednesday, as credit unions are currently focusing on serving members affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CECL, a new accounting standard that recognizes lifetime expected credit losses as opposed to the current “incurred-loss” approach, is currently scheduled to become effective for credit unions starting in January 2023.“At this time, it is critical that credit unions be able to focus on serving their members, who are facing mounting financial pressures due to COVID-19. Therefore, we urge the FASB to begin the process to delay the effective date of the CECL standard as it applies to credit unions until at least January 2024,” the letter reads.“In light of the current crisis, we urge the FASB to provide additional time for compliance. While some credit unions are in the final stages of preparation, the vast majority are in the very early stages of gathering necessary data and beginning to make the numerous changes required under CECL. A one-year delay will help ensure our nation’s credit unions—the median of which is well under $50 million in assets—are prepared to comply,” it adds. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Logitech ERGO M575 wireless mouse has a trackball and an ergonomic shape » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – Work more comfortably and efficiently when you have the Logitech ERGO M575 wireless mouse. This computer accessory has a smooth and responsive trackball that you move with your thumb. This feature allows your hand and arm to stay relaxed as you work, while the ergonomic shape prevents any discomfort during long days at your desk. The mouse features a high-performance optical sensor for great accuracy as you move between tabs and documents. In fact, the easy-to-reach buttons allow you to work more efficiently as you navigate around your computer. Furthermore, this mouse is great for working in tight spaces or on desks with many accessories and papers. The Logitech ERGO M575 is also compatible with both Windows and Mac computers via Bluetooth or the included USB receiver. Overall, you’ve never felt better while doing your best work.last_img read more

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Ardern’s online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand’s lockdown

first_img“I think she communicates really clearly and really well,” John Key, a former prime minister and senior leader of the opposition National Party said on a radio show.While urging New Zealanders to keep to their own “bubble”, or stay home to save lives, Ardern has also talked about working from her office, spending time with family, and even a struggle with toilet training her daughter, who turns two in June.Ardern took the helm of the Labour-led government in October 2017, as the youngest female prime minister at the time, and became only the second elected leader to give birth while in office, after Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto.Her compassionate yet decisive actions after last year’s mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques drew global praise.But facing domestic criticism for her government’s handling of housing shortages and the economy, Ardern is expected to face a tough re-election contest in September. “This feels like the comfort of being tucked into bed at night by my mum,” said a viewer who responded to the post. “Thanks for checking in with us.”New Zealand’s tally of 589 virus infections, and one death, is far smaller than other countries, such as giant neighbour Australia, which has 4,200 cases and 17 deaths.Thursday’s lockdown is expected to have far-reaching effect on the export-oriented economy of the nation of five million.But the 39-year-old prime minister’s clear communication has garnered praise, even from her fiercest critics. Hours after New Zealand imposed a nationwide lockdown to beat a coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took to Facebook, livestreaming in a sweater from bed, to “check in” on citizens and tell them of the day’s events.Ardern’s news conferences for more than 30 minutes a day, taking queries, streaming Facebook videos and posting pictures on Instagram, offer a contrast with some world leaders who have stumbled through confusing briefings about virus combat plans.Jacinda Ardern, after announcing very tough nation-wide lockdown measures, is in her jammies on facebook live just “checking in” with her peeps while “we all prepare to hunker down” and it’s the most wholesome, engaging and comforting thing ever.https://t.co/PWp2Tjpr8W— Rohan Leppert (@RohanLeppert) March 25, 2020″I thought I would jump online quickly and check in with everyone…as we all prepare to hunker down for a few weeks,” she said in one of her social media messages, seen and cheered by millions in lockdown.center_img On Instagram on Sunday, she described events in her “bubble”, and was asked how toilet training was going with daughter Neve Te Aroha, who was three months old when she accompanied Ardern at her United Nations debut in 2018.”We are having zero success!” Ardern replied.Topics :last_img read more

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Garuda establishes Makassar-Singapore cargo route to boost region’s exports

first_imgGaruda saw an overall 61 percent drop year-on-year (yoy) in total numbers of passengers as of July this year, down to 3.6 million passengers, as the pandemic stymied the airline’s operations and hit its financial performance. Social restrictions and border closures implemented to curb the coronavirus spread have deterred people from flying.The airline posted a US$712.73 million loss in the first half of this year after booking net profits of $24.11 million in the same period last year.Irfan in early September told The Jakarta Post that the company was focusing on exploring new opportunities in the domestic market including freight exports, which had previously been overlooked by management.“There are huge opportunities to work together with small businesses, fishermen and other industries to provide them with logistics services for exports. We hadn’t thought about that in recent years,” he said in an exclusive interview.Prior to the Makassar-Singapore cargo route launching, Garuda also initiated a direct cargo flight between North Sulawesi’s capital of Manado and Narita in Japan on Sept. 23.The Manado-Narita flight uses Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a maximum cargo capacity of 35 tons and flies once a week. Manado is also connected with direct flight routes to the city of Makassar, Ambon and Jakarta.Topics : National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is expanding its cargo routes by launching a weekly flight from South Sulawesi’s capital of Makassar to Singapore with hopes of boosting exports from the eastern part of Indonesia.The Makassar-Singapore route opened on Monday and will fly once a week using an Airbus A330-300 with a maximum cargo capacity of 40 tons.“Hopefully, our route development can improve Indonesia’s export commodity competitiveness, particularly from the eastern part of our country,” Garuda president director Irfan Setiaputra said in a statement on Monday. “The route provides direct access to Singapore as one of the biggest importers of our nation’s commodities.” Makassar has a strategic location as a cargo flight hub for the eastern Indonesia region as the city has direct flight routes to other major cities in the region such as Ambon in Maluku, Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi, Manado in North Sulawesi and Sorong in West Papua.South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah expected the new route to boost the region’s natural resource exports, especially for the province’s leading fishery sector.“South Sulawesi is known as one of the main exporters of marine commodities, particularly fishery products. We hope the direct Makassar-Singapore cargo route can boost the competitiveness of our fresh products, as well as that of other commodities,” he said.Indonesian airlines, including Garuda, are pivoting to alternative strategies such as cargo flights to offset the impact of passenger decline amid the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

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Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote confirms plan to buy Arsenal

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jan 2020 4:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link104Shares Aliko Dangote has long been interested in buying Arsenal (Picture: Bloomberg via Getty Images)Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has once again unveiled his plan to buy Arsenal in the future, although this is not the first time he has done so.Africa’s richest man, who is worth around $10bn (£7.7bn) according to Forbes, has long been interested in taking over the Gunners.The 62-year-old made his fortune through cement but his plans to invest in the north London club are far from concrete just yet.Dangote told Bloomberg’s The David Rubinstein Show of his interest in Arsenal: ‘It is a team that yes I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can.‘I’m not buying Arsenal right now, I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects, because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.’Before Arsenal fans get too excited about a vast injection of wealth, Dangote told Reuters in July 2018: ‘We will go after Arsenal from 2020… even if somebody buys, we will still go after it.’That move failed to materialise.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 CityThe Nigerian was even speaking about Arsenal a year before that, saying in 2017 that he expects the current Arsenal ownership to leave when he presents his offer.‘If they get the right offer, I’m sure they would walk away,’ he said.‘Someone will give them an offer that will make them seriously consider walking away.‘And when we finish the refinery, I think we will be in a position to do that.’Dangote Refinery will be one of the largest oil refineries on the planet when it is built.MORE: AC Milan join Arsenal in race for Bayern Munich defender Jerome BoatengMORE: Arsenal’s fighting spirit has grown since Mikel Arteta replaced Unai Emery as manager, believes Sokratiscenter_img Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote confirms plan to buy Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

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These are the areas where buyers were still keen to get their own piece of land

first_imgThe Fraser Coast, doesn’t just have amazing views, water and beaches, it also has the lowest median land price in Queensland.LAND is still in demand with a new report revealing not everyone was chasing an inner city unit lifestyle.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland market monitor revealed across Queensland 1064 blocks of land changed hands during the past quarter. This was up from 955 blocks in the first quarter of the year.The greater Brisbane area was where most blocks sold with 581 selling for a median $221,977 during the quarter – up by 0.7 per cent.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by In terms of prices the highest median price for land less than 2400sq m was $325,000 on the Sunshine Coast. This was an increase of 16.9 per cent on the previous quarter.The region to experience the biggest leap in land prices was the Gold Coast where median prices went up by 18.2 per cent to $319,000.For those looking to buy a cheaper slice of the state, the median land price on the Fraser Coast was just $140,000.The report revealed the housing market in the Fraser Coast had been a consistently steady regional performer.It predicted added infrastructure including a new stage on the Hervey Bay Hospital and improvements to the Bruce Highway would continue to benefit the area.“The outlook for the region and the property sector would improve significantly if the proposed private sector investment materialises in the near future,’’ it said.last_img read more

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Total picks Maersk drillship to drill at ‘deepest water depth ever drilled offshore’

first_imgFrench oil major Total has selected a Maersk Drilling-owned drillship to drill at what the rig owner says will be a world record water depth in Angola-Namibia campaign. Maersk Drilling said on Tuesday that it had been awarded contracts for a three-well exploration drilling project by Total E&P Angola Block 32, Block 48 and Total E and P Namibia B.V. for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager.The Maersk Voyager will be employed offshore Angola and Namibia for a campaign which includes the deepest water depth ever drilled offshore, the rig owner said.The project includes two wells offshore Angola in Blocks 32 and 48, plus one well offshore Namibia. The campaign is expected to start in January 2020, with an estimated duration of 240 days.The total value of the firm contracts is approximately $46.3m, including a mobilization fee. The contracts include two additional one-well options.Maersk said that the well in Angola’s Block 48 would be drilled at a new world record water depth of 3,628 m. According to the drilling contractor, the current world record is 3,400 m, set by Maersk Voyager’s sister drillship Maersk Venturer when it drilled the Raya-1 well for Total offshore Uruguay in 2016.Morten Kelstrup, COO of Maersk Drilling, said: “We are thrilled to once again push beyond existing boundaries in collaboration with Total, drawing upon our mutual experience from the exciting deepwater exploration projects we have collaborated on over the years.”Maersk Voyager is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2014. It has recently performed its scheduled Special Periodic Survey in Walvis Bay, Namibia, after completing campaigns in Ghana and Equatorial Guinea in 2019.last_img read more

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Two workers die at Al-Zour LNG terminal in Kuwait

first_imgAl-Zour LNG tanks (Image: KIPIC) KIPIC previously said it expected to launch the import facility with a price tag of about $3 billion in 2020. The company did not provide any additional information. KIPIC said in a statement it would undertake all the necessary measures to investigate the incident. State-owned giant Kuwait Petroleum formed KIPIC in 2016 to manage refinery, petrochemicals and LNG import operations at the massive Al-Zour complex. It includes the construction of a regasification facility and eight 225,000-cbm LNG storage tanks. The refinery and the LNG import terminal are located some 90 kilometers south of the capital Kuwait City. Kuwait Petroleum’s unit KIPIC said two sub-contractors died in an accident on Saturday at its LNG plant under construction in Al-Zour. A South Korean consortium consisting of Hyundai E&C, Hyundai Engineering and Kogas is in charge of building the LNG terminal.last_img read more

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