January 23, 2021
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first_imgGreat Scott! “Creative differences” have delayed the long-awaited stage adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’ hit 1985 movie Back to the Future, which had been aiming to time travel its way into the West End in 2015. According to the Daily Mail, U.K. director Jamie Lloyd (who’s helming the upcoming?Urinetown?and Assassins?in London) has withdrawn from the production. Seems he and Bob Gale, who wrote the film, disagreed about the tuner’s direction. Back to the Future follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955, where he helps his teenaged parents fall in love. After becoming intertwined in his parents’ high school romance, McFly nearly causes a massive rift in the space-time continuum that threatens his existence. He then enlists the help of Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) to return to 1985. This is even more upsetting as apparently after an abrupt departure from the Broadway-bound Finding Neverland, Roger Bart had been in negotiations to star in a workshop of the show as “Doc” Brown. Composer Alan Silvestri, who scored many of Zemeckis’s films, including?Forrest Gump and Cast Away, is to co-author the score for the show with Grammy winner Glen Ballard (Ghost the Musical). The musical will also feature familiar songs, including “The Power of Love,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Earth Angel” and “Mr. Sandman,” all of which are part of the original movie.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgThe US Small Business Administration announced the opening of an additional recovery center in?White River Junction?on?Monday, Oct. 17?at 8 a.m. to assist individuals and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene. ?The hours of operation for the new and existing Centers are Monday through Saturday from?8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until further notice. ?The Centers are located in the following communities:Windham County?Brattleboro Development Credit Corp.?72 Cotton Mill Hill ‘ 2nd?FloorBrattleboro, VT?05301Windsor County?Town of Hartford Building171 Bridge StreetWhite River Junction, VT?05001Opens: ?Monday, Oct. 17 at?8 a.m.Springfield Development Corp.?14?Clinton Street?Springfield, VT?05156Anyone unable to visit one of the Centers may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing or by sending an email to?disastercustomerservice@sba.gov(link sends e-mail). ?Business loan applications can also be downloaded from?www.sba.gov(link is external).??Completed applications should be returned to any one of the Centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center,?14925 Kingsport Road,?Fort Worth, TX?76155.Those affected by this disaster may fill out a loan application online by visiting SBA’s website athttps://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external).The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is?October 31, 2011.The deadline to return economic injury applications is?June 1, 2012?.For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at?www.sba.gov(link is external)?.??ATLANTA,?Oct. 14, 2011?/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

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first_imgThe blizzard on Saturday February 21, 2015, did not stop climbers from all across Virginia gathering to compete in James Madison University’s 14th annual Reach Out Competition. The 52 dedicated climbers took to JMU’s 33-foot indoor rock wall to test themselves. Competitors were split up into two heats for each type of climbing. Bouldering took place in the morning and top roping closed out the afternoon. JMU went all out with the entertainment for the day providing warm up yoga sessions, cool t-shirts, a great swag bag, and an excellent lunch with a viewing of Almost Alpine, the Kickstarter-funded mockumentary of three Appalachian climbers making history by climbing a massive traverse in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The day was certainly one to remember.Strategy was a big part of the competition. Climbers had to get the maximum number of points between their best three boulder problems and best two top-rope problems. Points were based on number of attempts and the difficulty of the route. The competition was broken into three categories, recreational, intermediate, and advanced, for women and men.ReachOut2As the morning bouldering heats kicked off, cheering from the crowds could be heard in the background as the first heat of climbers navigated routes and those on deck discussed possible beta. One climber that was resting between climbs talked with me about how energized climbing competitions are. He said he loves to see competitors cheering each other on and sharing critical advice with each other even if it might cost them a place on the podium. Sportsmanship at its finest if you ask me — each competitor wanting their counterparts to perform their best knowing that the true challenge is reaching one’s own peak performance. The encouraging attitude made for one heck of a good time as we took on the wall!ReachOut3The bouldering routes were full of technical foot placements and powerful movements. A couple of proud first timers mentioned completing a challenging route in the bouldering cave where they had to climb onto the ceiling, a job well done indeed! At the end of the bouldering session there were some great discussions on what type of climbing people preferred and some good stories were shared about recent ice climbing adventures on the way to lunch. The lunch hour for some was an opportunity for yoga and cardio to work out pumped forearms, for others it was spent hanging out and watching Almost Alpine. Either way at the end of the hour, the top roping sessions began and with the scores from bouldering being so close together, it was still anyone’s chance for first! The top roping utilized a lot of the built in features on the JMU wall and forced some quick decisions about how to grab certain holds not visible from the ground. The wall was certainly a force to be reckoned with and it was clear the route setters put in a great deal of effort for the event. Each bracket had a series of challenging routes that proved to be the deciding factor of the day.ReachOut1Plenty of fun was had as we all got to try our hand at reaching the top! The JMU Reach Out Climb is an annual public event that takes place during a Saturday in late February with registration opening up in early January. Get to climbing and we will see you at the next one!A big shout out to JMU’s Adventure crew, and all of the event supporters, including the sponsor of the day, Walkabout Outfitters for making it all possible! An even bigger shout out and congratulations to the weekend warriors that made it to the podium! Recreation Men’s: Schieber (1st) Chang (2nd) Sternfeld (3rd) – Recreation Women’s: Sargeant (1st) Barclay (2nd) Skelly (3rd) – Intermediate Men’s: Elliot (1st) Nooney (2nd) Lee (3rd) – Intermediate Women’s: Fink (1st) Borowy (2nd) Merian (3rd) Mjelde (3rd) – Advanced Men’s: Peterson (1st) Reese (2nd) McGrady (3rd) – Advanced Women’s: Gervasi (1st)###Photo cred:?Erik Baileylast_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Long Island Expressway will be closed in both directions between exits 57 and 71 while heavy machinery remove hundreds of abandoned vehicles and nearly three feet of snow in some places through 5 p.m. Sunday as the clean-up continues from the worst blizzard to hit LI in years.Nearly 700 pieces of snow removal equipment have fanned out across Suffolk County this weekend to clear the roads in time for the Monday morning rush hour commute, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who sent in additional plows and other equipment from across the state to help.“Suffolk County has not seen a winter storm like Nemo in years, and the massive amount of snow left behind effectively shut down the entire region,” Cuomo said. “From the moment that it became clear that Suffolk County would bear the worst?of the storm’s impact on New York, the state dispensed an unprecedented level of resources, equipment, and manpower to support local relief efforts.”Motorists who had to abandon their vehicles on the Long Island Expressway during the snowstorm are advised to call 631-904-3050 for information.last_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s certainly the first—and definitely not the worst—in fact, it could be the most unusual heavy metal show ever to hit Long Island. Never before have these three extraordinary bands from west of the Rockies appeared at the Revolution Bar and Music Hall, and Amityville may never be the same after they leave.What brings Mac Sabbath, Metalachi and Okilly Dokilly to LI on the last Sunday night in March is the 2017 Mockstrosity Tour, covering 26 cities in 26 days, leaving tattered cultural expectations in their wake.As the tour promoters say, their misguided mission was simple: They would amass “the most motley collection of costumed musical miscreants ever assembled. Our shortsighted ambition would prove to be our demise as one by one a hapless triad of lawless vagabonds have now come together to form a blasphemous axis of musical mockery far more powerful than we could have ever imagined…or hope to contain.”It looks like they succeeded beyond their sickest imagination—purists, be warned.Founders of what they call “Drive-Thru Metal,” Mac Sabbath mixes reimagined Black Sabbath classics with raucous comedy and borderline-horrific theatrics, complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more surprises. Buzzfeed dubbed Mac Sabbath as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To,” while LA Weekly put them on their “Best Tribute Band” list in 2015. One look at the band in full regalia is frightening and funny at the same time.“Heavy music, like heavy food, is best consumed voraciously and without much thought,” writes LA Weekly’s music critic Lina Lecaro. “But the McGenius behind Mac Sabbath is that they obviously put a lot of thought and skill into their quirky musical cooker, which roasts greasy fast-food corporations as much as it pays tribute to the pummeling rock of Ozzy and Sabbath. Like many gimmick-driven grinders, the members shroud themselves in secret sauce.”The band includes Grimalice, the Catburglar and Slayer McCheeze backing up creepy clown Ronald Osbourne on vocals. With their “clever, freak-fried takes on Sabbath’s lyrics (‘Pair-A-Buns’ to the tune of ‘Paranoid’ and ‘Frying Pan’ to the tune of ‘Iron Man’),” Lecaro says, “these happy meal menaces sizzle life, and always serve up more than the empty calories of most cover bands.”America’s Got Talent alumni Metalachi is the world’s only heavy metal mariachi band. Hailing from Hollywood via Juarez, Mexico, Metalachi is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The group is a 5-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician brothers who have been fused together with the molten power of metal.Their unique mix of raucous humor and innovative music has reportedly drawn praise from the likes of Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), Billy Idol and Howard Stern. LA Weekly also put Metalachi on its list of LA’s “Top 5 Tribute Bands” of 2015.“Metalachi roll metal and mariachi music together in to a big zesty burrito with just the right amount of heat,” writes LA Weekly’s Lina Lecaro. “Like the most garish ’80s glam bands, they don painted faces and wigs; they just top ’em off with sombreros and sometimes fancy polyester, too. The shtick works because the guys are skilled mariachis, especially their horn and violin players, who attack their solos like Speedy Gonzales meets Slash.”They started building their following in North Hollywood, and struck it big, so to speak, on the Hollywood Strip. Their scorching rendition of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” would be ideal with some flaming margaritas, Lecaro recommends.Rounding out the line-up and all the way from Phoenix, Arizona, come Okilly Dokilly, a very unlikely looking band performing what they describe as “Nedal,” a subgenre of metal inspired by Ned Flanders, the overbearing goodie-two-shoes neighbor?on?The Simpsons. Although these guys are certainly animated, they’re definitely not cartoon figures. The band includes Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned and Bled Ned.They say they draw most of their lyrics from Ned Flanders’ direct quotes. Last November they released their debut album, Howdilly Doodilly, and they’ve since reaped worldwide attention from the likes of Time, Maxim, US Magazine?and other outlets. Their first video was for the song “White Wine Spritzer,” an ode to Flanders’ favorite stiff drink.After hearing one verse, you’ll never be afraid again to order that drink in front of your friends when you’re at a bar; you just have to summon the emotional intensity that Okilly Dokilly bring. It’s not at all what you’d expect from a bunch of nerdy looking guys in pink sports shirts, dark green sweaters and nondescript slacks. Their high energy shows try to “weave together comedy and brutality,” the band boasts.“Guttural screams and pounding drums provide a soundtrack for the pummeling of an inflatable donut as green sweaters and round glasses blur across the stage.” Now that’s a sight for sore eyes.On March 26, the Mockstrosity Tour comes to the Revolution Music Hall, which is at 140 Merrick Road in Amityville. Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission is $20, for ages 18 and over.Mac Sabbath photo credit: Paul Koudounarislast_img read more

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first_imgThe past weeks have been extremely difficult as multiple hurricanes hit the Caribbean, Texas, Florida, and other areas of the U.S. mainland.Recovering and rebuilding in the wake of these devastating hurricanes will require extraordinary amounts of time, money and resources.There’s also a human and emotional toll – which can’t be measured, but only understood and addressed with the utmost care.?As Harvey, Irma and then Maria struck, confirming the safety and well-being of our staff and customers on the U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been our top priority.To our colleagues, customers and your families: we are absolutely focused on getting you the care and assistance you need in the coming days, weeks and beyond. We will see this through with you, along with great resolve and resources. continue reading ? 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 29-year-old Queens man who crashed his car in Deer Park last week has died, Suffolk County police said Monday.Vijay Maraj was driving a Lexus southbound on Commack Road when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree on the side of the road at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, police have said.The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was listed in critical condition before he died several days later.First Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8152.last_img

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first_imgThe small family camp Polidor in Istrian Funtana is recording excellent results, and with a capacity of 300 guests it is one of the few camps that is open all year round.A upravo je Polidor camping park osvojio 1. mjesto za najbolji mali kamp u sklopu Dana hrvatskog turizma i akcije koju provodi Hrvatska gospodarska komora Turisti?ki cvijet – Kvaliteta za Hrvatsku, u sklopu koje se dodjeljuju priznanja najboljim gospodarskim subjektima turisti?kog sektora.Mali obiteljski kamp Polidor u istarskoj Funtani bilje?i izvrsne rezultate. S kapacitetom od 300 gostiju jedan je od rijetkih kampova koji radi cijelu godinu. Otvoren je u srpnju 2015. i u posljednjih deset mjeseci ostvario je 36.800 no?enja.?U punoj sezoni u kampu je zaposleno 35 radnika. U projekt otvorenja kampa ulo?eno je 20 milijuna kuna, a ove godine ula?e se jo? u dodatne sadr?aje, smje?tajne objekte, te ure?enje pla?e.Mali obiteljski kampovi su “novi” turisti?ki trend koji svakako ima svoju publiku i svoju pri?u, a najve?e prednosti su personalizirani i prisniji pristup kao i kod doma?ina u obiteljskom smje?taju, te fokus na kvalitetnu, a ne na kvantitetu.15 million kuna invested in the opening of the camp, and this year they are investing an additional 4,5 million in swimming pools and luxury tentsCamp Polidor generates revenue of 2016 million kuna in 3,5, and this year, given the increase in capacity, it expects an increase of 10 percent. HRK 15 million has been invested in the project of opening the camp, and this year another HRK 4,5 million is being invested in additional facilities and accommodation facilities. Camp Polidor is preparing many novelties, and the most important is the construction of two swimming pools, one for adults and the other for children with water attractions, which together with the pool bar will open in April. In addition, seven new luxury mobile homes and 12 luxury glamping tents are being introduced this year, offering special breakfasts in baskets.In order to extend the season, ie to solve the problem of seasonality, we must sell diverse, authentic and quality content because the motive for coming is not accommodation, but a tourist destination. They are well aware of this in the Polidor camp, which, in cooperation with local entrepreneurs, sells various thematic content and additional content. “U pred i posezoni sura?ujemo s lokalnim pru?ateljima usluge i raznih do?ivljaja, od bike i vinskih tura, fish piknika do obilaska raznih atrakcija, kao na primjer Dinoparka za djecu ili odlaska na ribolov. Moramo iskoristiti sve to nam se nudi u okolici, sve atrakcije i do?ivljaje jer upravo oni motiviraju goste za dolaskom van sezone. ? isri?e Gulis Uku?i? iz kampa Polidor te dodaje kako su ove godine sklopili razna nova partnerstva od kojih puno o?ekuju te kako sada samo trebaju lijepo upakirati cijelu turisti?ku pri?u i samo je ispri?ati gostima. Ina?e, ove godine imaju 20-30 posto bolji booking nego pro?le godine.Polidor has already received numerous awards, among which INOVACAMP 2016 stands out for its innovative concept of providing high-quality personalized service. The owners of the camp cultivate a personalized approach to each guest, and the innovation is manifested primarily in the multi-purpose building with numerous facilities for guests in the winter months. In the heated rooms there is a bathroom with toilets for children and the disabled, showers, family bathroom, space for hand washing and dishes and even a shower for pets. The building also includes a children’s playroom with a large slide, a small fitness room, and massage and billiards areas. In the second building, on the other hand, there is a room for socializing with a fireplace and a TV for socializing in the winter. Near the camp there is a modern beach to which guests are transported by train.In addition to the quality accommodation that is taken for granted, in the Polidor camp they sell quality service and content and through synergy with other local entrepreneurs make a winning combination and formula for a great tourist story. See how they do it on the camp website ?www.campingpolidor.com, which is more than modern and functional, which is certainly the point of the “and” of this great tourist story.last_img read more

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first_imgOfficials were scrambling to respond quickly to the potential outbreak. Planes began spraying Merus 3.0, a plant-based insecticide, over parts of the state Wednesday night, the Michigan health department said in a statement. The state sprayed the pesticide over more than 500,000 acres in 2019.An automated voice message at the state health agency informed residents they would not be allowed to opt out of the spraying. Local officials in the past have voiced concern over the potential effects of the spray, including its ability to harm honeybees. Michigan last year allowed residents to opt out of spraying.The state said that “health risks are not expected” from the spray when it announced treatment plans on Monday. But it warned residents to cover ornamental fish ponds, as well as consider canceling outdoor activities to mitigate the risk of mosquito bites.? After months of trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Michigan intensified their fight on Thursday against a different and potentially deadlier disease: Eastern equine encephalitis, a brain infection transmitted by mosquitoes.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday it had ramped up nighttime aerial anti-mosquito spraying in high-risk areas of western Michigan after announcing it suspects that 28 horses and one human have contracted the disease in 11 counties in the state.Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is present across the eastern United States as well as parts of the Midwest, but is generally rare in humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It kills up to 30% of people infected with it and also causes long-term neurological damage. As of Sept. 9, only 5 people in the United States had been diagnosed with the disease in 2020, CDC data showed. That number does not include the Michigan case. Topics :last_img read more

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first_img13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.ROSS and Nicole Cush took the term “seeking a sea-change” literally when they bought this luxury waterfront property.The couple owned a farm out west but in 2012 decided to pack up their family and visit Broadbeach Waters in search of the perfect coastal home. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We’d always holidayed in Broadbeach so we knew the area really well,” Mr Cush said.He said they inspected almost 20 houses in one weekend without any luck.It was by chance they stumbled upon 13 Sheridan Park Ave.Mr Cush said after giving up hope, they saw a property they liked in the window of a local agency.The agent said they wouldn’t be able to see the property before making the five hour trip home but he offered to show them a similar one that was being built.The Cush family took a second look when it was finished and fell in love with it. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.center_img 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.“It was exactly what we wanted,” Mr Cush said.He said they liked the home’s position on the canal and the street was family friendly, with children playing cricket on the road when they first visited.“One of my favourite features of the whole home was the guest suite downstairs,” Mr Cush said.He said it was perfect for family members who struggled to tackle stairs. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.last_img read more

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