Tickets Now Available for Doctor Zhivago on Broadway

first_imgLonging for an epic romance? We have the solution! Tickets are now on sale for Doctor Zhivago on the Great White Way. Starring Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett, the Des McAnuff-helmed production will begin previews on March 27. Opening night is set for April 21 at the Broadway Theatre. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015 The cast will also include Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan and Lora Lee Gayer. Doctor Zhivago The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago, a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky. Related Showslast_img read more

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More wind helps Texas grid weather heat wave

first_imgMore wind helps Texas grid weather heat wave FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享KUT:Take a rapidly growing state, add a scorching heat wave, and you have a recipe for historically high electricity use. So it was that Texas broke the record for power demand three times in the last week. Through it all, the state’s electric grid operated without major disruption. That success nevertheless revealed some interesting things about the ways we generate and consume electricity.The shuttering of three Texas coal power plants earlier this year made some people worry about the grid’s thinning generation-reserve margin. That’s basically a backup power supply we can rely on if something goes wrong with other power plants.Rolling blackouts during the heat wave could have given the coal industry ammunition as it argues for subsidies to stay afloat. But, the grid did just fine without the plants.With a smaller-than-ideal reserve margin and a massive demand for power, many industry analysts expected electricity prices to be high through much of the heat wave. But they weren’t.The reasons for those low prices are cheap natural gas and abundant wind power – and wind came on strong during the heat wave.The percentage of power that comes from wind has been steadily increasing for years, [according to Joshua Rhodes, a research fellow at the Energy Institute at UT Austin], but at some times during the last week wind was “outperforming its own forecast.” That means cheaper power for consumers, he says. “The grid just isn’t as stressed, because there’s just so much wind.”More: The AC stayed on: 3 takeaways from Texas’ scorching heat wavelast_img read more

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Brews, Bugs, And The Big Screen | F3T Returns To Asheville

first_imgIn their 12th annual tour, F3T will be stopping in Asheville, NC this year for another epic night of fly fishing, beer and food. Brought to you by Hunter Banks, this year’s event kicks off on Saturday, March 31 with two showings at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. After watching this year’s trailers, we couldn’t be more stoked for the show. Be sure to get your tickets soon, because they will sell out!Can’t make it to the Asheville showing? Find another showing in your area here. They will be coming to a number of cities here in the Southeast like Greenville, Brevard, Birmingham, and Cartersville to name a few.Unreal DestinationsThis year’s F3T has an epic lineup of eight different films taking you from the Arctic Circle to the Tanzanian Wilderness and everywhere in between. Just watching this year’s trailers, you really get a feel for the locations, the fish and the folks who are pushing the limits of fly fishing today. Check out the stoke reel below or you can view all of this year’s trailers here.Don’t Forget Food and BeerThis showing on the tour is always a party. Hosted at Highland Brewing Company, there will be full access to an  amazing beer selection and three food trucks on the property for guests to enjoy.For The Early BirdsIf you have plans that evening or kids with an early bedtime, don’t worry! You can catch the matinee showing at 2:00 p.m. while still enjoying the same film, raffles, and of course access to the bar. What’s better than having a beer in the early afternoon while watching fly fishing films with the family?About The F3T TourThe first of its kind, the Fly Fishing Film Tour is in its 12th year running and will be featuring 8 films in more than 175 cities in eight countries. That’s pretty damn impressive. A portion of all ticket sales directly support conservation work and fishing-related charities around the world. Last year F3T events raised over $500,000. Again, that’s pretty damn impressive.The DetailsDate: Saturday, March 31, 2018Location: Highland Brewing CompanyShowtimes: Matinee @ 2:00pm ($10 tickets), Main Show @ 8:00pm ($15 tickets, limited to 275 Tickets)Raffles: Over $3,000 in raffle prizes – all raffle ticket sales will go to benefit Land O Sky TUFood: 3 food trucks on site in the afternoon into eveningTickets: Tickets can be purchased here – https://www.hunterbanks.com/fly-fishing-film-tour-tickets or in either HB locationJustin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

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Why mobile is essential to your credit union growth strategy

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Are you wondering if your “non-responsive,” “somewhat dated,” but “still functions ok,” website is really hurting your Credit Union growth strategy? Well the answer is a resounding.. Y-E-S!!!Here are just a few recent stats that might help you see why the user’s mobile experience is essential to the future of your Credit Union:80% of Internet Users Own a Smartphone*83% of Mobile Users Say That a Seamless Experience Across Devices is VERY Important*57% of Users Say They Won’t Recommend a Business With a Poorly Designed Mobile Site!*Apps Account for 89% of Mobile Media Time*moreWe are talking about over 236 MILLION smartphone users in the U.S. alone, and that number is only growing (see shart below). So the time for waiting to make your user’s mobile experience better is OVER! continue reading »last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf to Nominate Yassmin Gramian to Serve as Secretary of PennDOT

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Transportation Governor Tom Wolf announced today his intention to nominate current Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Executive Deputy Secretary Yassmin Gramian, P.E., to serve as Secretary of the department.“Yassmin Gramian has proven herself a capable leader and knowledgeable infrastructure planner in her more than 30 years of experience as a project engineer,” said Gov. Wolf. “Her experience working in PennDOT will allow for a seamless transition of leadership over a department that affects the daily life of millions of Pennsylvanians.”In addition to her service at PennDOT, Gramian has extensive experience in the private sector overseeing complex transportation and infrastructure projects. She was responsible for many major projects, including Philadelphia’s Roosevelt Boulevard Multi-modal Corridor Program, SEPTA Subway Concourse Improvement Project, Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, PATCO Ben Franklin Bridge Track Rehabilitation, PennDOT’s Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project’s US-15 Susquehanna River Bridge, and Philadelphia Airport Terminal F Modernization.Gramian will replace outgoing PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, who will become general manager of SEPTA in January. Gramian will assume the role of Acting Secretary effective Friday, December 6, 2019.“Leslie Richards’ leadership has been instrumental in getting Pennsylvania back on the right track after years of infrastructure disinvestment,” said Gov. Wolf. “Her strategy-based infrastructure investments and use of technology have allowed for improvements to the commonwealth’s 40,000 miles of roads that will benefit Pennsylvanians for years to come.” November 27, 2019center_img Gov. Wolf to Nominate Yassmin Gramian to Serve as Secretary of PennDOTlast_img read more

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Bargain investment property hits the Townsville market for under $200k

first_imgSitting on a 607sq m fully fenced block, the house has a huge laundry, garage and a private front patio.With interest rates low and expected to continue dropping, there couldn’t be a better time to buy. Explore Property agent Annette Rowlings who is marketing the property, said the house doesn’t need much work.“All you need to do is put a new bathroom in really,” Ms Rowlings said. “There’s a few cosmetic things that could be done if a buyer wanted to as well.” The house is priced almost $30,000 below Heatley’s average of $226,750, with the suburb also generating a 6.4 per cent indicative gross rental yield.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The estimated weekly mortgage repayments for the property is around $128, but there is a possible weekly rental return of $280, making it the perfect investment. ScoMo boosts buyer mojocenter_img This three-bedroom house at 78 Bainbridge Street in Heatley, is priced at $199,000.This three-bedroom house in Townsville was listed today, and is on the market for only $199,000 — all it needs is a little bit of love. Located on a quiet street only five kilometres from James Cook University, the house at 78 Bainbridge Street in Heatley is close to everything.READ MORE: Best ‘burbs for bargains MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

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Gay marriage: backfired on David Cameron

first_imgTelegraph (UK) 10 May 2012Strictly speaking, it ought not to matter what Barack Obama thinks about gay marriage. The American president doesn’t have the power to tell registrars whom they should categorise as husband or wife. Half a dozen American states have gone ahead and legalised gay marriage, and more may do so. But when the president announced this week that he is now in favour of same-sex marriage, it wasn’t about changing the law. It was all about the culture wars that define and electrify American politics, fire up voters and talk-radio shows, and have had, until recently, no real equivalent in Britain.While gay marriage was being endorsed in the White House, it was being quietly shelved in Westminster. There was no mention of it in the Queen’s Speech; nor is there likely to be in future. Officially, the consultation is still ongoing, and the Prime Minister is enthusiastically in favour. But he has been told by his ministers and MPs that the effect on party morale has been devastating. Not so much because they care about a largely irrelevant piece of legislation that would change almost nothing in a country where gay weddings are already commonplace. The Tory troops simply feel this is an insult too farhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9257301/Gay-marriage-importing-Americas-culture-wars-has-backfired-on-David-Cameron.htmllast_img read more

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Port Health Officers Monitoring Yachtees

first_imgCoronavirusHealthLifestyleLocalNews Port Health Officers Monitoring Yachtees by: – April 11, 2020 Share Share Although the island’s borders are closed to passenger traffic, the Ministry of Health maintains constant monitoring of maritime vessels including yachts and sailboats.Chief Environmental Health Officer, Tassie Thomas updated the nation on the work of Port Health Officers who are still at work guarding against importation of COVID19 cases.“We have cargo boats coming in to bring important supplies such as food, medicine and medical equipment. We cannot say no to this,” Thomas said. “We have measures in place and we respond accordingly.”From early March, she added, a large number of yachts were moored in Portsmouth for a regatta which did not take place.“Some of them have left but as many as 64 remained.”Three yachtees have been in the Portsmouth bay for almost year who Thomas says, “have been very instrumental in helping the Port Health Officer to monitor the yachts.”She says the boats are counted daily and the yachtees have been educated on COVID19 procedure.“Their 14-day quarantine period has expired and nobody as reported any sign or symptoms of any diseases,” detailed the Environmental Health Chief.Thomas says a yachting representative in Portsmouth acts as a liason providing supplies for the ship-bound residents.“Some of them are able to come ashore to do banking, for example,” she said of those whose quarantine period is over.According to her, at the end of March, as  many as 27 boats left leaving 40 moored off Portsmouth who continue to be monitored. 292 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

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Amid COVID-19, Bacolod girds for dengue, leptos

first_imgBACOLOD City – Even in the middle of the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, authorities here are already preparing for the emergence of dengue and other diseases related to the rainy season.City Administrator Em Ang recently conducted a meeting with personnel of the City Health Office (CHO) and leaders of several hospitals in this city to ensure that rainy season-related illnesses would not add to the problem of the metro’s healthcare system, which has already taken a beating from the onslaught of COVID-19. “We have discussed measures on how to curb dengue, leptospirosis, waterborne diseases, and measles, even as we continue to beat COVID-19,” Ang said. This is 68 percent lower compared to the 480 cases with one death for the same period in 2019. On his part, Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas , cluster head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(CDRRMO), said that the city has included in its annual budget the for the dengue prevention . The CHO recently announced it recorded a decrease in dengue cases during the first months of 2020. Drilon also discussed plans for mass COVID-19 testing, which will immediately take effect when the CLMMRH biosafety lab becomes operational this month. She said rainy days are usually considered the season for dengue infections since mosquitoes breed in areas with stagnant water.center_img Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment Sanitation Division, attributed the lower number of cases to fewer rains in the last quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2020. During the meeting, Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), said he fears for a potential surge in dengue cases as the onset of the rainy season is a vulnerable period for dengue infection. From the beginning of the year through May 16, CHO reported 155 total dengue fever cases, with zero death. In August last year, the city government launched an “all-out war” against dengue after the Department of Health declared a national dengue epidemic. That time, Bacolod recorded 1,325 dengue cases, including six deaths, from Jan. 1 to Aug. 17, marking an increase of 106 percent compared to the same period in 2018./PNlast_img read more

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Franklin County health officials provide COVID-19 update

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Health Department today announced receiving one new positive case for COVID-19, bringing Franklin County’s total number of positives to 96.  The new patient is an adult. Health Officials also announced that 13 patients have since recovered from the coronavirus and have been released from quarantine, bringing Franklin County’s total number of recovered patients to 72.  Two of the recovered patients are in their 70’s and had previously been reported as removed from a ventilator but still in the hospital.“It is great to hear that 72 of our 96 citizens who had coronavirus have recovered,” stated Commissioner Tom Linkel.  “We are anxiously awaiting the Governor’s press conference Friday afternoon to determine where we go from here.  With that said, it is important, more now than ever, to continue to stay home as much as possible, to continue practicing social distancing and wearing a mask when it isn’t possible, washing your hands and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces,” continued Commissioner Linkel.  “It is critical that everyone do their part to help prevent a second wave,” said Commissioner Linkel.last_img read more

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