Cinderella’s Carly Rae Jepsen Goes Glam For Her Fairy Tale Dream Role

first_imgCarly Rae Jepsen is ready to be Broadway royalty. On February 4, the pop star will slip on the iconic glass slippers, a gorgeous dress and a sparkly tiara to become the title princess in  Rodgers & Hammerstein’s  Cinderella. Jepsen told PAPERMAG that she grew up performing in musicals and that making her Main Stem debut is something that’s “always been on my bucket list.” At 28 years old, Jepsen has already topped the Billboard charts with the smash hit “Call Me Maybe,” but she’s now officially ready to sing like a musical theater star. “We’ve all been figuring out the happy balance between sounding like me and still making it sound like a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical,” she explained. But Jepsen isn’t letting all the rehearsals and pressure get to her. “I’m a princess,” she said. “Let’s just be this for a minute.” Enjoy these fab photos by Diggy Lloyd for a minute, then go see Jepsen in Cinderella! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Cinderella View Comments Related Shows Star Files Carly Rae Jepsenlast_img read more

Watch On the Town’s Alysha Umphress & Jay Armstrong Johnson Perform

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 The Today Show kicked off its Best of Broadway week on April 20 with a jazzy performance from On the Town’s Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson. Wake up and brighten up your Monday with their rendition of “I Can Cook, Too,” and catch the two and their fellow co-stars (including Tony Yazbeck and Clyde Alves) at the Lyric Theatre. Need more Broadway on TV? Of course you do. The lineup for Today’s Best of Broadway week will also feature appearances by the casts of On the Twentieth Century, Something Rotten and more. On the Town Related Shows View Commentslast_img

Peruvian Police Announce Capture of a Shining Path Commander

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2010 The Peruvian anti-terrorist police have captured an alleged military commander of the Shining Path (SL) armed group who is accused of participating in attacks on two foreign firms in 2003 and 2007, the interior minister, Gen. Octavio Salazar, announced Wednesday. “He is a very important commander who led a Shining Path squadron in the southern part of the Apurímac and Ene River Valley (Vrae),” Salazar told the press, after indicating that the capture took place in a residence in the Ayacucho region (in southeastern Peru). The detainee was identified as Víctor Quispe Jara, twenty-five years old, suspected by the police of having participated in attacks on the Argentine firm Techint and the U.S. firm Doe Run in 2003 and 2007. Quispe Jara is the son of José Quispe Palomino, known as “Comrade José,” who directs a Shining Path column in the Vrae region, the minister indicated. Shining Path is also present in the Alto Huallaga region, in the central jungle.last_img read more

Brookhaven House Party Under Investigation For Covid-19 Violations

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Police officers broke up a gathering in Brookhaven early Monday morning, which they estimated to be about 300 to 400 people, thus violating Covid-19 regulations that limit residential gatherings to 10.Multiple neighbors, as well as the homeowner, who was not at the house during the incident, called 911 to report a sea of cars and people heading to the home at 51 Hawkins Lane, located at the end of a dead end. Officers responded at about 12:25 a.m.“There’s no question that an event like this is a public health issue,” said Stuart Cameron, Suffolk County’s Chief of Police. “The department is committed to taking enforcement action on this, locating the responsible party and making sure they’re held accountable.”Cameron and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone told reporters about the incident during a news conference today. Bellone said that the host of the party was renting the house through short-term rental app Airbnb and that the homeowner has been cooperating with authorities.The Airbnb listing for this property states that parties and events are not allowed and “we don’t allow more than 8 people on the property.” The house rules also list Covid-19 guidelines.Officers were on the scene for more than four hours ensuring people drove away from the party safely, Cameron said. They said that many guests had just arrived and were still in their cars, so police were able to break up the party before people put themselves at risk of spreading the virus. The investigation is ongoing, and officials say they plan to press charges when they find the individual responsible for the party. “We have worked too hard, we have overcome too much, to allow some really selfish and reckless individuals really set back our efforts to continue to protect people’s health,” Bellone said, “and to move our economic recovery forward, and that’s what these events represent.”This potential superspreader event comes when Suffolk County has a confirmed Covid-19 positivity rate of 5.2 percent, which is at its highest since May 17, Bellone said. Suffolk has 238 Covid-19 patients hospitalized and 46 in ICU.“These numbers are alarming, to say the least,” Bellone said. “There can be no doubt now that we are in that second wave that we talked about for so long.”In the month of November alone, Suffolk’s Covid-19 positivity rate surged from 1 percent on Nov. 1 to about 5 percent today, Dec. 1. To combat the sharp rise in cases, Suffolk has increased its contact tracing team from 30 investigators to more than 200.Suffolk has also added new community testing sites in Riverhead and Patchogue, Bellone said. A list of testing sites can be found at suffolkcountyny.gov/covid19.Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Long Island’s infection rate is 3.9 percent.For more coronavirus coverage, visit longislandpress.com/coronavirusSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

FDA approves FluMist for 2- to 4-year-old children

first_imgSep 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of FluMist for children aged 2 through 4 years makes a needle-free influenza vaccine available for small children in the United States for the first time.The FDA announced its approval of the nasal-spray vaccine, which contains a weakened form of live virus, yesterday. The vaccine, made by MedImmune, Gaithersburg, Md., was previously approved only for healthy people between the ages of 5 and 49.”The goal of preventing influenza is now more attainable with the availability of FluMist for younger children,” said Jesse L. Goodman, MD, director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, in a news release.”This approval also offers parents and health professionals a needle-free option for squeamish toddlers, who may be reluctant to get a traditional influenza shot,” he said.MedImmune had asked the FDA to approve the vaccine for children aged 1 through 4 years with no history of wheezing, according to previous reports. But the FDA withheld approval of FluMist for children younger than 2 years because clinical trials showed an increased risk of hospitalization and wheezing for that group. The agency also said the vaccine should not be given to children under age 5 who have recurrent wheezing because it may trigger increased wheezing.The FDA said its action means three flu vaccines are available in the United States for children younger than 5 years. Fluzone, made by Sanofi Pasteur Inc., Swiftwater, Pa., is approved for anyone older than 6 months, and Fluvirin, made by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Liverpool, England, is licensed for ages 4 and up.MedImmune expects to produce about 4.5 million doses of FluMist for the 2007-08 flu season, compared with about 3 million doses last year, company spokeswoman Karen Lancaster told CIDRAP News.Lancaster said the retail price of the vaccine this year is $17.95 per dose. “Last year there was a range of prices, from $17.95 to around $24, but it’s a set price across the board this year,” she said. Doses sold through the federal Vaccines for Children program will cost $16.90, she reported.About 6,400 children aged 6 to 59 months received FluMist in three clinical trials of the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness, according to the FDA. Two studies compared FluMist with a placebo vaccine and showed it was effective in preventing flu.The third study compared FluMist with a conventional flu shot containing inactivated virus, the FDA reported. There were 53 flu cases among 3,900 children who received FluMist, versus 93 cases among an equal number of children who received the conventional vaccine, the agency said.Common side effects of the spray vaccine were generally mild and typically included a runny nose and/or nasal congestion, plus a slight fever, the FDA said.In a news release, MedImmune said it “anticipates shipping FluMist with the expanded label to healthcare providers in the coming days so that vaccinations may be offered to eligible individuals ahead of and throughout the upcoming influenza season.”FluMist has been on the market since 2003, but demand for it has been hampered by a higher cost than conventional vaccine and by the requirement to keep it frozen during storage. In January the FDA approved a new formulation that requires refrigeration but not freezing.The vaccine has been tested in people up to 90 years old, according to Lancaster. “We’re evaluating the paths forward for making the vaccine available” to people older than 49, she said.See also: Sep 19 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01705.htmlSep 19 MedImmune news releasehttp://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=83037&p=irol-investornewsArticle&ID=1053384&highlightMay 17 CIDRAP News story “FDA advisory panel recommends FluMist approval for young children”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/may1707flumist.htmlFeb 16 CIDRAP News story “Large study supports FluMist use in toddlers”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/feb1507flumist-jw.htmllast_img read more

Staying on top is a lot harder than getting to the top. This is exactly what Gligora cheese factory, which has the best cheeses in the world, manages to do

first_imgBeing the best in a sector is extremely difficult, let alone globally, but it is even harder to keep a constant and stay on top. This is exactly what Gligora cheese factory, which has the best cheeses in the world, manages to do. Gligora is now in its own stores in Zagreb and Split Namely, the Gligora cheese factory has two newly opened delicatessen stores in Zagreb in the Arena and Cvjetni centers, and will soon open a new store “Cheese & Deli” in Split. Photo: Gligora Cheese Factory Thus, from this year’s World Cheese Awards, held in Italy, in the competition of 3804 cheeses from all over the world, Sirana Gligora from the island of Pag again swept the competition and won as many as eight medals; four golds (Pag cheese, Likotin refined in Maraska, Kolan refined in olives, Cow cheese from Lug), two silver (Likotin refined in Maraska, cheese with mustard) and two bronzes (Žigljen and Liburjan). An admirable success. We can and must be proud of the cheese factory Gligora. PAG CHEESE – THE FIRST CROATIAN CHEESE PROTECTED WITH THE MARK OF ORIGINALITY “We are very pleased that our refined cheeses, such as sheep Likotin aged in marasca pomace, continue to win the biggest awards. This gives us an incentive to continue to produce and improve them. Namely, two months ago we refined the cheeses in cherry marasca, and we are currently refining the cheese in wine drop and olive pomace. Since these are relatively unknown cheese-making techniques in Croatia, such awards help bring such unique products closer to our consumers. We are also pleased with the fact that one of our completely new products, cheese with mustard, which did not even reach store shelves, but won a silver medal at this fair. ” said Sime Gligora, director of the Gligora cheese factory for Zadarski list, and added that these awards serve as a confirmation of the continuous excellence of their Pag cheese ZOI, which won the Supergold at the same fair last year, and this year at the Great Taste Awards in London, a maximum of three stars. Related news: In addition to their own web shop where the best cheeses travel all over the world, the Gligora cheese factory decided on a new bold step forward – to get directly closer to customers, PAG CHEESE GLIGORA FOR THE THIRD TIME DECLARED THE BEST IN THE WORLDlast_img read more

Congress: Do more to protect Dreamers

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe advocacy of the New York congressional delegation is critical to help the nearly 1.8 million Dreamers, young people who were brought into the United States by their parents as children.As Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Paul Tonko are well aware, the Dreamers may face deportation as soon as March 6 unless Congress reaches a bipartisan deal to protect them. Please help the Dreamers.I urge my elected representatives to support a bipartisan, common-sense, humane solution for Dreamers. Protect Dreamers from deportation and provide them with a path to citizenship. Reject proposals that undermine family immigration or protections for unaccompanied children. As a Catholic, I know that families are not “chains,” but a blessing to be protected.I know that New York’s congressional representatives will do all that they can to continue to fight for our most marginalized and vulnerable populations.Jon LemelinNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

This acreage home comes with tropical fish and a beach

first_img1 Dungogie Drive, TallebudgeraAside from the solar-heated pool, the property includes an expanse of manicured land, a children’s playground, two dams and a tranquil creek complete with arching bridge. “There’s plenty of wildlife out there, we walk out of a morning or have a picnic,” said Mr Evans, who is selling the property to move to Burleigh Heads. The space continues inside the home, with curved walls and high ceilings abounding.Two of the five spacious bedrooms overlook the pool, and there’s also a gold-class home theatre room. 1 Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera is on the market for $2.25 million.A hammock swinging gently out over a private sandy beach, with a palm tree resplendent in the middle. It’s not a tropical island — this serene setting is in Tallebudgera. A poolside gazebo completes the picturesque setting that’s the standout of the home and vendor Peter Evans agrees. Pool goals: another look at that stunning setting. “The pool area is our favourite feature — it’s very resort-style and the kids love it,” Mr Evans.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoAnd if the pool doesn’t do enough to invoke a holiday feel, brightly coloured tropical fish swim in the built-in aquarium in the residence’s entryway. There are multiple areas to relax around the pool. A 3m aquarium is built into the entry.The local businessman bought the property with his wife and two children in 2015.“We really like the area, the easy acreage, it allowed us to move out from the hustle and bustle,” he said.“The builder who originally built it made it specifically for a young family which is what we had.”center_img One of two spacious bedrooms that overlook the pool. There are five bedrooms in total. The design is contemporary and sleek.Floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area integrate the outdoors inside the house, filling the rooms with natural light and the state of the art kitchen features a butlers pantry. “We’ve done simple renovations but luckily when the house was built, it was built ahead of its time,” Mr Evans said.last_img read more

Talisay leaves may ‘revolutionize’ PH aquaculture

first_imgThe talisay’s brilliant green leaves during the wet season turn into shades of yellow, orange and red before falling away from the tree during summer. Photo by Rex Dianala NOT all leaves which fall to the groundare litters. There is one particular kind of leaf – the talisay leaves –sustains fish life. By RD Dianalaand HP Villa A recent study has shown that the leavesof the common talisay (also known as the Indian ortropical almond tree) improve the survival of the ayungin larvae, or silver therapon (Leiopotheraponplumbeus) a freshwater fish consumed by manyFilipinos. Previous studies have shown that the merepresence of leaf litter in culture tanks presents some advantages to improvefish survival. However, other studies using only extracts of the talisayleaf without the litter have shown significant improvements in the survival offish and even tiger shrimp (Penaeus mondon). Aya’s study co-authored by Vicar StellaNillasca, Mary Jane Sayco and Luis Maria Garcia was published this year in the66th volume of the journal IchthyologicalResearch. He also obtained a patent from the Intellectual Property Officeof the Philippines on Oct. 17, 2019 for the hatchery technology of ayunginusing talisay leaves. It might have also been possible, according tothe study, that the accumulation of leaves at the tank bottom reduced watermotion and allowed the larvae to conserve their energy instead of going againstthe flow of current. Talisay is a common ornamental tree in thePhilippines often planted in coastal communities. Its broad leaves in shades ofyellow, orange and red fall and die in summer. But during the rainy season, theleaves will turn a brilliant green once more. The research suggested that the decomposingleaves caused the water to darken thus, “the darkening of the rearing lakewater may also provide a good background or contrast for the larvae toefficiently capture its prey, thus contributing to better feeding success andconsequently significantly improved larval survival in the present study.” As a result of this study, SEAFDEC can nowsweep away all the talisay leaves that litter its driveway to theirhatcheries and laboratories to aid the aquaculture industry./PN Acccording to their research, “aqueous extractof tropical almond leaves are known to contain tannins that enhance waterquality by reducing pH and TAN (Total Ammonia Nitrogen) levels.” Further, otherstudies have shown that talisay leaf extracts also possess antimicrobialand antifungal properties due to the presence of an array of beneficial organiccompounds. The talisay tree, also called Indian or tropical almond tree, is often planted as shade or ornamental trees in many Philippine coastal communities. Photo by Rex Dianala Southeast Asian Fisheries DevelopmentCenter (SEAFDEC) scientist Dr. Frolan Aya conducted a study which proved thatthe talisay leaves, when added and allowed to decompose in fish culturetanks, resulted to 48 percent survival of ayungin larvae, whereas those without the leaf substrate only achieved a 27percent survival rate. Aya’s study showed that by simply litteringhatchery tanks with talisay leaves, it allows small organisms such aszooplankton and insect larvae to colonize the leaf surfaces and these organismssoon became food for the ayungin larvae. SEAFDEC/Aquaculture Department said thatplacing dried talisayleaves in culture tanks appears to provide both the physicalbenefit of a leaf litter substrate as well as the leaching of desirable organicchemicals to the rearing water. While the method seems simple, more study isstill needed, especially on new applications. last_img read more

Area Weekend Basketball Scores

first_imgArea Weekend Basketball ScoresSaturday  (12-8)Boys ScoresPlainfield  58     Batesville  48Indian Creek  64     Oldenburg  45Ross  74     East Central  73  (OT)South Dearborn  45     Franklin County  33GReensburg  84     Hauser  43Milan  100     Waldron  59Brownstown Central  56     South Ripley  41North Decatur  53     Edinburgh  48Blue River  61     Rushville  48Connersville  54     Pendleton Heights  46Jennings County  57     Rock Creek Academy  42Union County  41     Southern Wells  30The Lawrenceburg Tigers defeated The Batesville Bulldogs 35-26 in Boys Freshman Basketball.1st Qtr-Batesville 10, Lawrenceburg 82nd Qtr-Lawrenceburg 17,Batesville 133rd Qtr-Lawrenceburg 30,Batesville 244th Qtr-Lawrenceburg 35,Batesville 26Batesville was led in scoring by Cody Mohr (7) and Eli Pierson (5).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.Girls ScoresSouth Ripley  53     Franklin County  48Jac-Cen-Del  43     Morristown  27Edinburgh  56     Milan  48Rushville  47     Greensburg  40Lawrenceburg  45     Connersville  43Switz. County  50     Shawe Memorial  27Triton Central  79     SW-Shelby  45Union County  43     Talawanda  32Friday  (12-7)Boys ScoresBatesville  65     Lawrenceburg  44Greensburg  59    East Central  46Rushville  33     Franklin County  25Oldenburg  58     Seton Catholic  56North Decatur  50     Jac-Cen-Del  49Milan  78     South Decatur  77South Ripley  60     Shawe Memorial  34Switz. County  59     Rising Sun  41Morristown  57     Waldron  39Madison  58     South Dearborn  42SW-Hanover  80     New Washington  28SW-Shelby  74     Trinity Lutheran  67Union County  52     Hagerstown  41last_img read more