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The Last Ship Will Release Cast Album, Including Bonus Track from Sting

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 The original Broadway cast album for Sting’s The Last Ship will be released on December 16. As previously reported, the album was recorded on November 3. In addition to the musical numbers performed by the cast, the Universal Music Classics-released recording will also include a cover of the ballad “What Say You, Meg,” by the Grammy-winning composer himself. The production, directed by Joe Mantello, is currently running at the Neil Simon Theatre and stars Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and Aaron Lazar.Featuring a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, The Last Ship is inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences and his album of the same name. It is set in an English seafaring town that operates around the local shipyard and follows Gideon Fletcher, a man who left home to see the world and returns fourteen years later to find that the future of the shipyard is in danger. The tuner features a score that includes numbers such as “Island of Souls,” “If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor,” “We’ve Got Now’t Else” and “When We Dance.”In addition to Esper, Tucker and Lazar, the cast includes Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Fred Applegate, Jimmy Nail and Sally Ann Triplett. Related Shows View Comments The Last Shiplast_img read more

Santa’s chocolate chip cookies…with no chocolate chips?

first_imgConfession: I’m not a sweets person. Walk me past a bakery and my expression remains unchanged. Walk me past a Starfleet Transporter pad, different story. The free Godiva monthly chocolate? Don’t use it. So, it might seem odd for me to be writing an article about cookies. Let’s just assume they are baked by my dear friend Lauren over at Dive for Science…hers are worth eating.Like a moth to a lightbulb. Distractions…and, I’m back.What in the world does a warm, gooey treat have to do with credit union productivity? Both are delicious? Well, yes? Both can make you gain weight? No, that doesn’t seem right.It’s all about your recipe and the baking.If you’re preparing chocolate chip cookies and you leave out chocolate chips, what do you have?Exactly. You have plain cookies. Are they tasty? Perhaps. Do they elicit the same frenzied charge at the still-hot baking pan as fingers are stained with melted chocolate? Of course not. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Don’t thank Trump for pay raises just yet

first_imgIf the prospect of higher post-tax profits encourages firms to invest, the economy will expand faster than it otherwise would have.The extra output will find its way, year after year, into higher wages and living standards.Critics of the reform are right to doubt this, not least because the tax reform will add to public borrowing, which will tend to raise interest rates and the cost of capital.Meanwhile the planned instability and insane complexity of the new rules will drag on the economy even more than before.Time, and the trend of investment spending this year and next, will tell.The second week of the new tax year is a little early to be declaring victory. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Wal-Mart has just announced higher wages and one-time bonuses for most of its workers — linking the news to the corporate tax cuts signed last month by President Donald Trump  It joins a growing list of companies saying “Thank you” to the president by raising their employees’ pay.The White House is crowing (its celebration only slightly dimmed by Wal-Mart’s other announcement, that it’s about to close about one in 10 of its Sam’s Club stores).Trump said pay would rise, and see, it is; his critics said the windfall would all go to wealthy shareholders, and see, it isn’t.But what do these announcements really say about the costs and benefits of Trump’s new tax law?Precisely nothing.It’s true of course that the cut in corporate taxes gives firms extra cash, which they can use to raise wages, pay shareholders, invest in new capital, or cut prices for their customers.Signs of a tightening labor market make this a good moment for many firms to bump up pay, something they probably would have done in any case.center_img But whatever the short-term effect of the tax change, it will be overwhelmed by the longer-term implications.The difference between good and bad tax reform is measured not over days and weeks, but over years — and it’s all about growth.Intelligent advocates of the new tax law argued not that the corporate tax cut would give workers a nice bonus this year, but that it would spur investment across the economy, raising economic growth over the course of the next decade and beyond.Intelligent critics attacked that claim.They said that the growth benefits wouldn’t materialize, that the distributional consequences of the plan were bad, and that the reform made an absurdly complex tax code even more so.The recent flurry of wage announcements has no bearing on this debate.Over time, the test of who’s right will be the trend in investment. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:last_img read more

Critically endangered Sumatran tiger found dead with neck caught in wire trap

first_imgA female Sumatran tiger has been found dead in a wire trap in a forest within Seluma regency, Bengkulu, in yet another incident that has drawn attention to the already critically endangered species.Ridwan, a villager from nearby Selingsingan village, found the tiger’s carcass when he was looking for rattan sprouts in Bukit Badas forest on Wednesday morning. He stopped his activities after seeing the carcass – located roughly 6 kilometers from the village – and immediately returned home to report his finding to the village chief.  “We already checked the location and found a dead female tiger with a piece of wire wrapped around her neck,” Seluma Police special crimes unit head Second Insp. Catur Teguh Susanto said on Thursday.Based on the police’s examination, none of the tiger’s body parts were missing. The carcass’ head, however, was rotting away by the time the police arrived.“It was full of maggots. We assume [the tiger] had been dead for over six days,” Catur said, adding that a team from the Bengkulu Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Bengkulu) had taken the carcass for further investigation.Authorities also found a wire trap located approximately 10 meters from the location of the dead tiger and a rotten pig carcass near the trap, which was presumably used as bait. Seluma Police chief Sr. Comr. I Nyoman Mertha Danta said they had launched an investigation into the incident, which he said was not the first of its kind in the area.“It’s possible that the perpetrator is not a local resident of Seluma regency,” he said, “Last year, we also caught a hunter [in the area] but they were not from Seluma.”BKSDA Bengkulu acting manager Mariska Tarantona said the dead tiger was 2 years old and had yet to give birth.“We already brought her body to the office. We plan to bury her after extracting a DNA sample and documenting her stripes, since her body is rotting,” Mariska said. The agency analyzed the tiger’s stripes to see if the tiger was the same as a Sumatran tiger that the BKSDA had previously monitored through a camera trap, she said.BKSDA Bengkulu also planned to launch a sweeping operation in Bukit Badas to check whether other traps had been installed by hunters in the area. The Sumatran tiger, the only surviving species of the Sunda Islands tigers that once included the now-extinct Bali tiger and Javan tiger, has been listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List since 2008. An official estimate from the Environment and Forestry Ministry stated that, as of December 2018, the Sumatran tiger population stood at no more than 600 because of a loss of habitat and poaching. (dpk)center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Business Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans and Reservists

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Business Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans and Reservists January 12, 2017 Economy,  Press Release,  Results,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today advised military veterans and reservists they are now exempt from certain fees for business start-ups and professional licensure.“Eliminating these fees for our military veterans and reservists is another way to foster the best possible business climate in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “At the same time, we are showing veterans the gratitude they deserve for their service and sacrifices.”The business fee exemption, which became effective January 2, is a result of Act 135 of 2016. The Act eliminates the requirement for fees to start or open a new small business if the business is veteran- or reservist-owned.“The Department of State is proud to play a part in repaying the commonwealth’s debt to our veterans and reservists,” Secretary Cortés said. “By easing the costs of starting a new business, we can help ensure that entrepreneur veterans have every opportunity for a successful future.”Filing fees to register a new business will be waived by the Department’s Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations when the registration documents are signed by the veteran or reservist and submitted with proof of the veteran’s or reservist’s status.In addition, Act 135 allows the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) to waive initial application fees for certain license types for businesses regulated by various boards and commissions.For purposes of exemption, a veteran is an individual who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the National Guard, and who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable. A reservist is a member of a U.S. Armed Forces reserve component or National Guard.The Act defines small business as one that is independently owned, not dominant in its field of operation and employs 100 or fewer employees.Filings and proof of status documents submitted by a veteran or reservist seeking the fee exemption must be submitted by mail or personal delivery. Fillable online registration forms should be completed on a computer, saved to a device, printed and mailed.Details about the business registration exemption and professional license fee exemptions can be found on the Department of State website at dos.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Warehouse Conversion into Mixed-Use Facility with Business Incubator in Luzerne County

first_img Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to revitalize the Pittston waterfront by converting an underused warehouse into a mixed-use facility with apartments, offices, retail space, and a business incubator.“This comprehensive redevelopment project will be a noticeable update to a section of downtown Pittston that has a lot of potential, but not expansive use,” Governor Wolf said. “By renovating the structure and surrounding area, we will be creating jobs, expanding offerings for businesses, college students and residents, while opening up opportunities for more economic development.”Waterfront Management Group, LLC was approved for a $2 million grant to rehabilitate a 101,997-square-foot warehouse at the corner of East St. and Kennedy Blvd. The completed project is expected to have 27 apartments, a food court supporting the students of the recently opened nearby Luzerne County Community College’s Pittston center, 28,296 square feet of office space, and a business incubator with space for 36 units. The warehouse is only partially occupied, and the 13 existing jobs will be retained while approximately 60 new jobs are created through the new uses.“I’m extremely proud of the wide array of community enhancements in the City of Pittston and this significant investment of state funds will advance an integral commercial and residential project along the Susquehanna River waterfront,” said Representative Mike Carroll. “I am grateful to Governor Wolf for his unyielding support of our community.”The project is expected to bring economic growth through enhanced property values, a stronger local tax base, and increased commercial and residential development. The renovation will also beautify the waterfront through exterior renovations and new landscaping.“Today’s announcement of RACP funding for the Waterfront Warehouse Conversion project in Pittston is yet another positive step towards the City’s revitalization,” said Senator John Yudichak. “The repurposing of this former warehouse facility into a state-of-the-art multi-use asset along the Susquehanna River will create the opportunity for continued economic growth in Pittston and our core cities in Luzerne County.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development. August 24, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces Warehouse Conversion into Mixed-Use Facility with Business Incubator in Luzerne Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs And Lady Spartans Battle To A Draw

first_imgThe Batesville 7th grade girls basketball team defeated Connersville by a score of 39 to 8.The Bulldogs played solid defense early holding the Spartans scoreless in the first half. The Bulldogs pressure defense led to great offensive opportunities.Abby Westerfeld ​led six different Bulldog scorers with 10 points. Liz Heidlage and Macy Prickel added 8 points each. Carlie Werner scored 6 points, Ellie Cassidy scored 5 points while Anna Bauer contributed 2 points.Kari Reer provided solid defense off the bench.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Thomas Barnett with Shelly Prickel.The 8th grade girls basketball team fell to Connersville by a score of 28 to 18.The Dogs fell behind early but fought back. Scoring was a challenge all night as the dogs only hit 3 field goals but played strong defense throughout the contest.Hattie Westerfeld led the team with 7 points. Kendall Dickman and Ellie Waechter added 4 points each. Stephanie Nobbe and Gabby Gibbs provided great intensity.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Thomas Barnett.last_img read more

Spring Chautauqua features ‘Riders in the Sky’

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Spring Chautauqua will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Greensburg Community High School and will feature a concert by Riders in the Sky.Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too Slim and Joey the Cowpolka have earned two Grammy Awards and are best known for their performance in the movie Tpy Story 2. They have performed more than 6100 concerts and have been members of the Grand Ole Opry since 1982.Tickets for the first 10 rows are $15, $10 for others and $5 for the mezzanine. Tickets at the door will cost an additional $3. Tickets can be purchased at the Greensburg Community High School and the Greensburg/Decatur County Public Library.last_img read more

Martin rates Jack chance

first_img The Irish trainer, who is always respected by the bookmakers, supplied 2007 winner Leg Spinner, and Quick Jack is at the head of the market this weekend after scoring over two miles at the Galway Festival. The chesnut has also victories at the July course and in a hurdle at the Cheltenham Paddy Power meeting to his credit. Tony Martin believes Betfred Cesarewitch favourite Quick Jack is as good as any of his other previous placed performers in the famous Newmarket handicap. Press Associationcenter_img “Leg Spinner won in 2007 then Arc Bleu was second, he was very unlucky and was very free, and Barba Papa was also third. I’d put this horse on a par with them,” Martin told RacingFM Live. “Whether he’s good enough to be first, second, third or unplaced on Saturday is another way, but he’d definitely be in the same league as those three. “I see no reason he won’t get the two and a quarter miles at Newmarket and hopefully the jockey will be riding him accordingly. “He’ll track them and have a shot from the furlong pole. Fran Berry has ridden him, he’d be our first choice, and Richard Hughes has ridden him to win at Newmarket. If Fran can’t ride, (Hughes) would be keen enough to ride him.” last_img read more

In the last IPL, I was bowling reverse carrom: Ashwin

first_imgNEW DELHI: In the latest episode of ESPNcricinfo Videocast that airs on Saturday, R. Ashwin talks about his future, his accuracy as a bowler, what makes him click in short format cricket, future of spinners and how they can stay relevant in the ever evolving game of cricket.”I am good at T20 cricket. If my body holds up, I see a purple patch coming up for me in Test cricket”, says Ravichandran Ashwin when Sanjay Manjarekar, host of ESPNcricinfo, asks him about his future plans. Ashwin does not favour 4-day cricket. He says, “I am a spinner and you’re taking the fifth day out of the game, you’re taking out a very fascinating aspect of the game.” Ashwin shares the secret of his ability to produce variations in finger spin with so much accuracy and the influence Woorkeri Raman’s — former Indian cricketer and current coach of the India women’s team — coaching technique had on him. “W.V. Raman who is known to be a straight forward and extremely disciplined man trained us to throw the ball accurately that should land above the stumps. He also maintained that I stand no chance as a spinner if I cannot hit the top of the bat of a batsman every time I bowled.” R Ashwin further adds, “In fact, W.V. Raman helped me master my rhythm. He was the first person who with or without his knowledge, inculcated this self-conscious training inside me. He would keep telling me, you’re running 10% slower or you’re running 15% faster. And this put me in a great place when I started playing first-class cricket. And these are the things that I will never forget in my career. But because he was straight forward, a bit dismissive and he could put pressure on people, they started moving away from him.” IANSlast_img read more