Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 6, 2019 The Play That Goes Wrong must be doing something right, as it now has its eyes on the Big Apple! The showbiz comedy written by and starring Jonathan Sayer, which is currently playing in the West End, aims to play New York in July 2015, according to producer Kenny Wax. The show recently announced its recoupment after just 12 weeks of West End performances.The plan, says Sayer, is to have the complete cast of the UK production reprise their performances on the other side of the pond. In addition to Sayer, the cast consists of Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger.Directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong introduces The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a group attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, what can go wrong does go wrong as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.The comedy originally opened in 2013 as a one-act show at the Old Red Lion in London before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2). The show began performances at the West End’s Duchess Theatre on September 5. Related Shows View Comments The Play That Goes Wrong (Through January 6, 2019)
Artistic Digital Sound & Photography (http://adsp.com(link is external)) announces the availablity in Vermont of affordable digital video productions released on DVD. Everything and anything from marketing messages to personal milestones can now be captured and preserved and shared for decades to come.Owner and sole-proprietor, Andre de Saint Phalle has previously produced marketing videos for the Stowe Mountain Resort as well as the Stratton Mountain Resort. For Stowe, he shot and edited an 11 minute video presenting the resort’s signature Triple A’s program, which seeks to make guests and employees cognizant of the importance of their Attitude, Awareness and Accountability. “It was a fun project to do, despite the serious nature of the content. We managed to throw in a fair amount of hi-speed thrills and spills to keep the audience from falling asleep!”Saint Phalle has also worked in TV news, independent video production as well as Hollywood feature films prior to launching Artistic Digital Sound & Photography, based in Johnson, VT.”I enjoy working with artists and professionals to help them promote their life’s work, more than anything.” Current projects in development include a DVD aimed at introducing yoga to teens, another DVD which presents a special pschotherapeutic approach to helping couples manage separations, and a craft how-to DVD on the lost art of “tatting”, a Victorian form of lace-making.”Weddings and events are also part of what I do”, adds Saint Phalle. “In Vermont you have to do alot of different things to enjoy the privilege of being 10 minutes away from places like Green River State Park!”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Among the changes in the newly redrawn Nassau County legislative district maps is that the Five Towns area was split up between four districts.Nassau County legislators approved new district lines despite rowdy critics packing the chamber who accused the Republican majority that drew the map of gerrymandering to protect their power for the next decade.Lawmakers voted 10-9 along party lines Tuesday in favor of the GOP’s redistricting plan that forces four legislators—two Democrats and two Republicans—into two districts, potentially forcing them to primary each other. Audience members chanted “shame, shame” in unison immediately after the vote.“This is the best map that we can provide for the citizens of Nassau County,” said Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow), who had adjourned a marathon meeting that ran past midnight last week in order to tweak the lines. “I think we did as best we could under the circumstances.”Redistricting is required under federal law after the census every 10 years to adjust legislative districts at all levels of government to make up for population shifts. But critics of the process allege that the lines were redrawn to give Republicans a chance to pick up another three seats, which would give them a supermajority.Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) and Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) will be forced to primary one another after their homes were redrawn into one district. The same goes for Legis. Michael Venditto (R-North Massapequa) and Legis. Joseph Belesi (R-Farmingdale), who’s reportedly planning to retire.“This fight is not over,” said Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) after questioning the number of public hearings that were held and urging the public to lobby County Executive Ed Mangano to veto the legislation.Fred Brewington, a Hempstead-based civil rights attorney, testified before the legislature last week that he intends to challenge the map in court based on alleged Voting Rights Act violations.Republican legislators bristled at repeated accusations that they are racist based on allegations that the map they drew is intended to disenfranchise minority voters who typically vote for Democrats.“Nobody is here to cause consternation and unhappiness,” said Frank Moroney, chairman of Nassau’s Temporary Districting Advisory Commission, who defended the map as meeting the constitutional guarantee of “one person, one vote.”Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), whose house had been redrawn into a neighboring district to force him to run against Legis. Joseph Scannell (D-Baldwin), was relieved when the map was redrawn to not pit the two Democrats against one another, but remained critical of the revision.“It’s all just a desperate attempt to carve 12 Republican districts out of 19 in a county that is a third Republican at this point,” Denenberg said, referring to a nearly 36,000-enrollment advantage Democrats have over Republicans—368,049 Dems vs. 332,197 GOP out of 960,331 registered voters in Nassau, according to the New York State Board of Elections.
May 29, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – With summer temperatures settling in across the United States, health authorities are conceding that the novel H1N1 flu virus may continue circulating through the summer, rather than quieting down as seasonal flu strains do.That could pose major challenges for surveillance of the new flu’s spread, because some important disease indicators, such as school absenteeism, cannot be used during the summer. It will also tug research on the strain toward an aspect of flu that is not well understood despite years of inquiry: why influenza is a seasonal infection.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signaled yesterday that it does not expect the novel virus to mimic seasonal flu’s usual summer hiatus.”There are some aspects of what we’re seeing that are very different from seasonal patterns,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s interim deputy director for science and public health programs, said at the agency’s Thursday press briefing. “This virus is circulating much later than the annual flu viruses. We’re really not seeing much of any other seasonal flu viruses anymore. But we are continuing to see this strain circulate, even though of course we’re almost at June.”Echo of pandemics past?If the new flu does continue transmitting through the northern hemisphere summer at a high enough level to be noticed by physicians and hospitals, that would make its behavior less like common seasonal flu and more like the novel strains that have caused pandemics in the past, or been feared as a possible pandemic spark. The 1957 pandemic was seeded across the United States in June and July by children attending summer camps and the National Boy Scout Jamboree. The first recognized human cases of avian influenza H5N1, long thought to be a possible cause of the next pandemic, occurred in Hong Kong in August 1997.In a paper published ahead of print May 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine, Marc Lipsitch, D Phil, of the Harvard School of Public Health and co-authors say that authorities should prepare for uninterrupted spread: “The Southern Hemisphere at least, and possibly the entire world, is likely to see a substantial epidemic of this virus in the next few months, with attack rates exceeding those in a typical influenza season.”They warned that continued transmission will pose a number of challenges. First, schools are about to close for the summer—so authorities will not be able to use school absenteeism, a frequently used indicator of disease spread, to measure the new flu’s incidence. Add in that many health departments and hospitals have stopped testing presumed cases of novel H1N1, and that symptoms of the new flu resemble the symptoms of other flu strains and respiratory infections, and authorities could well face the autumn not knowing how many cases occurred over the summer.That would mean that they might not be able to estimate H1N1’s attack rate, or the percentage of cases that proceed to severe disease, two calculations that are key to future preparations but that require some estimate of incidence in order to be reliable.The mystery of seasonalityBehind the uncertainty lies a knowledge gap. Despite decades of research, scientists are still not certain why seasonal flu is seasonal. That is, they do not know for sure why flu causes epidemics in the temperate zones’ winters and not year-round—or why, in the tropics, flu is not seasonal and does cause disease year-round, but rarely causes epidemics.Influenza’s seasonality has been attributed to winter behaviors such as crowding into shared indoor air space; to winter climate changes, such as less sunlight to stimulate Vitamin D production, which boosts immunity; and to winter physiology, from cracked lips and noses that allow viruses into mucous membranes, to slow-moving bronchial cilia that fail to expel them from the lungs.In a paper published in March, atmospheric scientist Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, of Oregon State University proposed that an important influence is absolute humidity, or the measure of how much water is present in the air regardless of the ambient temperature. “The environment strongly modulates how long the flu virus can remain viable in (an exhaled) water droplet once it is expelled from the body, and it is absolute humidity that is doing it,” Shaman said in an interview. The lower the absolute humidity, the more likely flu viruses are to survive and spread—and in temperate regions, absolute humidity is lowest in winter.Earlier studies, including experimental work on guinea pigs published in 2007, found more flu transmission in situations of low relative humidity, a separate measure of water content of air at particular temperatures. That is true in laboratory studies as well, said Walter Dowdle, PhD, the former director of the World Health Organization’s Influenza Collaborating Center at the CDC.”It always struck me that the virus is highly sensitive to high relative humidity,” he said in an interview. “At 30% relative humidity and lower temperatures it will survive 3 and 4 days as an aerosol. But increase it to 75 degrees and 60% relative humidity and survivability drops down to about 8 hours.”But Dowdle cautioned that other factors—also not fully understood despite years of research—will affect how the novel H1N1 behaves during the summer as well as whether it burgeons, or merely perks along, when flu season begins again.”The whole outcome of epidemics, their morbidity and mortality, are all multi-factorial,” he said. “It involves the geography of spread, the health of the population. If the virus has an easier time transmitting because fewer people have resistance to it, then you can have circulation when you wouldn’t have circulation of a so-called normal flu. It is just a matter of the ability of the virus to spread under whatever conditions the virus finds itself in.”See also: Langmuir AD, Pizzi M, Trotter WY, et al. Asian influenza surveillance. Pub Health Rep 1958 February;73(2):114–20 [Full text]Lipsitch M, Riley S, Cauchemez S, et al. Managing and reducing uncertainty in an emerging influenza pandemic. N Engl J Med 2009 May 27 (early online publication) [Full text]Shaman J, Kohn M. Absolute humidity modulates influenza survival, transmission, and seasonality. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2009 Mar 3;106(9):3243-8 [Abstract]
The destinations with the highest number of arrivals so far in July are Rovinj, Medulin, Crikvenica, Poreč, Umag and Split. According to system data eVisitor, which contains tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, in Croatia to date has achieved more than two million tourist arrivals in July, which is 54% of arrivals in the same period last year. At the same time, it was achieved 14,7 million tourist nights which is approximately 59% of last year’s result. Of the total number of arrivals, foreign tourists made 1,8 million arrivals (51 percent of last year ‘s result) i 12,5 million overnight stays (56 percent of last year’s result), while the turnover of domestic tourists is at the level of 90 percent of last year’s traffic measured by arrivals and 78 percent of the level in overnight stays. Rovinj, Medulin and Crikvenica with the most arrivals In the current part of July, ie in the period from 1 to 26 July in terms of absolute number of arrivals, the leading market is Germany, which achieved 92 percent of last year’s result, followed by Slovenia with 91 percent of last year’s result and Poland and the Czech Republic with about 82 percent last year’s result measured by arrivals in the same period.
Its board said that it had asked for quotes from three insurers, including Aegon, which has already insured 86% of the scheme’s liabilities.The pension fund said it preferred a buyout with a focus on consumer price index (CPI) inflation, as it used this measure to grant uplifts to its deferred participants and 3,000 pensioners.Benefits for VNU’s 227 active participants, however, are linked to wage inflation.If the Pensioenfonds VNU could not afford the insurance buyout, it would continue as an independent scheme for the time being, it said.Nielsen, the sponsoring employer, is assessing the possibility of shifting future pensions accrual elsewhere, probably under a defined contribution plan, in line with the parent company’s worldwide pensions arrangements.In its annual report for 2017, the scheme indicated that continuing as a closed pension fund would be another option.The VNU scheme has 5,300 participants in total.Private credit specialist targets Benelux expansionUK asset manager Pemberton has opened an office in Amsterdam, citing “increased investment opportunities in the Benelux”.The company, which specialises in private credit, said it wanted to enforce its relationship with local clients as well as private equity and other financial firms.At the same time, Pemberton has appointed Boris Harmsen as managing director and head of Benelux.Harmsen joins from IKB Deutsche Industriebank, where he was head of leverage finance and sponsor coverage for Benelux.Prior to this, Harmsen had positions at Dutch asset manager Egeria, Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro Bank.London-based Pemberton has also offices in Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Luxembourg and Paris, and is 40% owned by Legal & General. The €450m pension fund of Dutch publisher VNU is considering an insurance buyout in order to safeguard its inflation-linked benefits.In a newsletter, it said the transfer to an insurer would only go ahead if the scheme itself could fund a significant part of future inflation compensation.Although most of its liabilities have already been insured with Aegon, the pension fund still pays indexation from its own assets. This includes the risk that the scheme is unable to achieve its indexation target.During the past few months Pensioenfonds VNU has reduced its risk exposure by lowering its equity allocation from 50% to 20%.
The house at 34-38 Lakefield Court, Chambers Flat, attracted both local and interstate buyers.LOCAL families and interstate buyers alike competed for the title of this Chambers Flat property.The lowset house at 34-38 Lakefield Court, which was on a 1ha block, sold for $969,000 earlier this month — $276,500 more than the suburb median house sale price.According to CoreLogic data, the suburb median house sale price for Chambers Flat was $692,500. The kitchen and dining was open plan.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The median had risen by 5.7 per cent to that figure in the 12 months to November 2018.Harcourts Drews Real Estate agent Kellie Brown, who was marketing the property, said about 50 groups had inspected the property and four written offers were received.“People were attracted to the size and space it offered, the way it was presented and even right down to the build,” Ms Brown said.“Everything was immaculate.” The entry was quite grand.The house had four bedrooms and an inground pool. There was also a second self contained unit. Ms Brown said she had experienced a rise in interstate interest as skyrocketing prices in the southern states sent buyers looking for more affordable options.“They’re definitely getting more bang for their buck up here.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenFebruary: Brisbane CoreLogic RP Data market update06:05
LocalNews High Court judge denies bail application for Kessler Alcendor by: – January 24, 2012 Share Share 65 Views 2 comments Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Kessler Alcendor of GoodwillHigh Court Judge Brian Cottle has denied bail to a male adult of Goodwill despite articulate and persuasive representation by his attorney Bernard Wilshire.Alcendor and Joseph Alexander jointly appeared before Magistrate Candia Carette-George on January 6th, 2012 in relation to five firearm related charges and were both denied bail based on the Police Prosecution’s objection who argued that they needed additional time to carry out their investigations.On Tuesday before the opening proceedings of the January 2012 Criminal Assizes officially began, Justice Cottle announced that the Court would hear an urgent bail application regarding Alcendor.Wilshire told the Court that the matter of liberty of any human being is a matter of urgency considering that his client has been imprisoned for a month and that the others who were jointly charged with him have been granted bail. He added that of significance was the fact that one of magistrate’s concerns in not granting bail was that Alcendor committed this alleged offenses while on bail for previous offenses. Wilshire stated further that the trial is scheduled to commence in April of 2012 while his client’s girlfriend is pregnant and having complications in his absence and needs his support during this trying time. According to Wilshire the principle in law that a person is innocent until proven guilty should also be looked considering that his client has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. Justice Cottle told Wilshire that is concerned that his client armed himself with a shot gun without a valid license and use it to seek out people who were adverse to him in public knowing that he was already on bail for other offenses.Wilshire explained that the circumstances under which these offenses occurred were significant as his client only attempted to assist his friend who was robbed of his gold chain. He noted that the incident was not pre-meditated but merely a reaction to a perceived threat. An action Wilshire admitted was “undesirable” but understandable. According to Wilshire his client is in a stable relationship and comes from a close family who unfortunately lives in a “rough part of town” where there is a growing culture for persons to take matters into their own hands. He says there is frequent complaint from the public that police officers do not respond when they are called for assistance.Justice Cottle said in response to Wilshire’s argument that his client should be granted bail considering that the others with whom he was jointly charged had been granted bail, that he could only adjudicate on matters before him.Justice Cottle told Wilshire unfortunately he did not serve the Director of Public Prosecutions and so they could not respond and although he had been extremely articulate and persuasive he could not identify the error which the magistrate therefore the Court will not grant bail at this time.He also told Wilshire that it is within his discretion to make fresh application when and as he sees fit.Dominica Vibes News
PLAINFIELD, In – As scammers continue to target the customers of utility service providers across the country, Duke Energy is reminding its customers not to fall victim to fraudulent activity.“Unfortunately, we continue to receive reports across our service areas of individuals impersonating Duke Energy employees to steal money from our customers,” said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy’s senior vice president of customer services. “Our customers can protect themselves by knowing the signs of fraudulent activity.”Based on current events, here are the most prevalent scams reported from Duke Energy’s service areas: Phone Payment Scam – Under this long-running scam, a customer receives an unsolicited phone call from an individual who falsely claims to be a Duke Energy representative. The scammer warns that Duke Energy will disconnect the customer’s electric service if the customer fails to make a payment – usually within a short timeframe:o The thief instructs the customer to purchase a “Green Dot” or other branded pre-paid debit card – widely available at retail stores – then call him or her back to supposedly make a payment to Duke Energy.o The scammer asks the customer for the prepaid debit card’s receipt number and PIN number, which grants instant access to the card’s funds. Some of these criminals also use caller ID spoofing to replicate Duke Energy’s customer service number. They can also become aggressive when questioned about the legitimacy of their calls, and some specifically target Spanish-speaking customers, restaurants and other small businesses.o In reality, Duke Energy never asks or requires customers who have delinquent accounts to purchase a prepaid debit card to avoid electric service disconnection. Customers can make payments online, by phone, automatic bank draft, mail or in person. Duke Energy customers who have delinquent accounts also receive notifications from the company prior to electric service disconnection – never just a single notification one hour before disconnection. Email phishing scam – Duke Energy customers have reported receiving statements via email that claim their “energy bill” is due or past due:o These emails, not connected to Duke Energy’s Paperless Billing program, instructs customers to click on a link to pay their bill. Clicking on the link could result in downloading a virus onto the recipient’s computer or theft of personal information.o Customers should avoid clicking links or downloading attachments from businesses or individuals they do not know, and contact Duke Energy directly to discuss their account. In-person visits – Some customers have reported receiving in-person visits from individuals falsely claiming to be employed by Duke Energy:o Occasionally, Duke Energy may send employees or authorized contractors to a customer’s home or business to perform meter work or some other service. If you ever question whether a person is a legitimate representative of Duke Energy, contact the company directly to verify the identity of the person and reason for the visit.o In some instances, representatives from private companies may be working in an area on behalf of Duke Energy. If these individuals do not have an official identification card, ask for their name and reason for the visit, and then contact Duke Energy to verify the information.o Customers should never allow anyone into their home unless they have verified the person’s identity, or have scheduled the visit through Duke Energy in advance.o Duke Energy employees do not collect payment from customers in the field. Customers should make payments only through the company’s authorized payment channels: online, by phone, automatic bank draft, mail or in person.Duke Energy urges customers who suspect or experience fraud, or feel threatened during contact with one of these thieves, to contact local authorities, then Duke Energy at 800-521-2232.
Indianapolis, In. — After four years of raising funds, the “Bolt for the Heart” program has funded an automated external defibrillator for every Indiana State Police vehicle. The Indiana State police are now the only agency in the country that has AED’s in all vehicles.Even though every life cannot be saved, more AED’s, means more chances to save lives.The units cost about $1,300 each.