Penn & Teller Recoups on Broadway

first_imgPenn & Teller On Broadway has recouped its $2.85 million capitalization. The legendary magic duo began performances at the Marquis Theatre on July 7. They disappear from Broadway on August 16 at the Marquis Theatre to head back to Las Vegas.Though the two end their Broadway stint later this month, magic won’t be too far from the Great White Way. The Illusionists – Live on Broadway will begin performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on November 19. The group played the Marquis Theatre earlier this year, and the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet! is scheduled to begin performances in the space on October 5.Penn Jillette and one-name wonder Teller first appeared on Broadway in 1987, after they were a hit off-Broadway in 1985. They returned to the Great White Way in 1991 with The Refrigerator Tour. They served as the hosts of the British TV series Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which will be revived on The CW later this year. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2015 View Comments Penn & Tellerlast_img read more

Tix Now On Sale for B’way Transfer of Significant Other

first_img View Comments Tickets are now available for the Broadway engagement of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other. Directed by Trip Cullman, the production, which had a successful run off-Broadway, will begin performances on February 14, 2017 at the Booth Theatre; opening night is set for March 2.The cast will include Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg and Luke Smith.Significant Other follows Jordan Berman, who combats single life with nights joined by his trio of girlfriends. But as those friends become coupled off, he learns that guiding and supporting loved ones through their relationships is just as hard as the exhausting quest for Mr. Right. Related Shows Significant Othercenter_img ‘Significant Other’ Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017last_img read more

The Tour De Virginia

first_imgThis weekend will mark the start of my biggest outdoor adventure yet. No, I’m not going to scale K2 or speed hike the PCT. But for me, the girl who still views herself as the adolescent who settled for cross-country because it was the only sport without tryouts and the kid whose mom pleaded with her to “put down that book and GO OUTSIDE!”, my current undertaking is sort of a big deal.On Saturday, June 30, as pro cyclists from around the world line up in Liege, France, five amateur runners from the Southeast will complete the Prologue of our own Tour (de Virginia, that is). For the next fourteen days, as Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins race through the Alps and the Pyrenees, we’ll follow the AT across Virginia from the Tennessee state line all the way up to Harpers Ferry, WV.  Along the way we’ll cross Mount Rogers and wind our way through the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and Shenandoah National Park. After the eight-mile Prologue, we’ll cover 34-46 miles a day with an average daily climb of 9,800 feet.Child’s play, you say? True, we won’t be ascending the types of peaks that riders in the Tour de France summit, nor will we cover as many miles – or kilometers, as they like to say over the pond. Yet we also won’t have support vehicles riding along to change our flats (or provide fresh shoes). We won’t have nightly massages (or even showers). We won’t have throngs along the course, but we might run across a bear or two, especially running through the SNP, where the wildlife is so plentiful that AT speed record holder Jenn Davis has dubbed it the “Shenandoah Petting Zoo”.What we will have are long hours of solitude, a faithful crew that will meet us at the end of each day with dinner, having shuttled our camping gear from stage to stage, and the good old fashioned heat and humidity of summer in the Southeast.Although I’ve run lots of long races and cooked up a few adventures of my own, this will undoubtedly bring challenges unlike any I’ve faced before. Already I’ve found that dealing with the logistics of this type of thing can sometimes be the toughest part of the preparation. I’m all about multi-hour training excursions, but this time around I find myself thinking about how many iodine tablets and gels I’ll have to carry for 12-14 hour days and how many times I’ll have to stop to collect and treat water. I’ve had to learn how to run with trekking poles. I’ve practiced setting up and breaking down my tent as quickly as possible so that I can maximize my hours of rest in between stages.When we reach the end of our journey, the historic Harpers Ferry, which coincidentally is where I spent many a day as a youth, checking out the wax museum and scrambling around Jefferson Rock, we’ll compute our total times to determine the winner. You might ask what the victor will receive – fame and fortune like the winner of the original Tour? (That is, until his title is stripped away due to a doping controversy.) No, the winner of our little Tour will receive a mounted black bear skull. I’ll bet there aren’t any pro cyclists who have one of those on his mantle!last_img read more

Woman, 20, Hospitalized After Car was Struck by LIRR Train

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old woman was hospitalized Saturday after her vehicle was struck by a Long Island Rail Road train in Huntington Station, the MTA said. The woman, who was not identified, was taken to Huntington Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Oakwood Road, he said. The woman’s car “somehow became stuck” on the track, Donovan said, and sustained a “glancing” blow from the oncoming train. MTA police investigators have yet to determine why the car was stuck on the tracks. Police are continuing their investigation. The railroad halted service on the Port Jefferson branch shortly after. Service on that branch remained suspended in both directions between Hicksville and Huntington until just before 10 a.m.last_img read more

Nine credit unions hit with ADA suits over websites

first_imgAt least nine credit unions have been hit with class-action lawsuits in recent weeks over the accessibility of their websites, according to court documents.The complaints, all of which were filed in District Courts in Virginia by the same two law firms on behalf of the same plaintiff, claimed the credit unions — ABNB Federal Credit Union, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, Blue Eagle Credit Union, Cadmus Credit Union, Henrico Federal Credit Union, Member One Federal Credit Union, NRL Federal Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Virginia Credit Union — operated websites that were inaccessible to visually-impaired users.Among other things, the complaints alleged the credit unions failed to embed code that allows screen readers to vocalize descriptions of graphics on their websites. As a result, visually-impaired users could not determine what’s on the sites, browse the sites, look for locations, learn about amenities or determine which branch to visit, they said. The complaints claimed the credit unions’ sites contained links with no readable text, had redundant links that created repetition for screen readers and were missing form labels. continue reading » 46SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Unlock the data in your reports

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There is lots of buzz about big data and data analytics, but all the data in the world does no good unless it’s being used. Credit unions are behind retail and online companies in using data to make informed decisions. For example, if your forms, such as a HELOC application, does not have the fields for name, address, etc. already filled in for your members, that indicates that you are probably not using your data. You should already know this information about your members. Save them the hassle and give them the option of updating if necessary.There’s so much more data than was available in the past that can be collected and used for purposes that can benefit the member, and there are better tools than previously available to aggregate the data to help decision makers. These two factors are starting a wave of bringing data analytics to credit unions. More importantly, it’s a matter of survival. Credit unions must take advantage of these opportunities to guide their sales initiatives. For example, the data can help you to decide who to target, like a new member who joined to access an auto loan should be offered your CU-branded credit card to maintain a sticky relationship. Or who not to target for a specific product, like a member who already has your credit card but accessed a new loan, should not be sent another offer for the same credit card. Rich data helps you to determine who your target is for specific products and services and this helps to enhance your member experienceOne of the stumbling blocks when using data for decisions is to get the data into a format that is normalized and searchable. Unfortunately, most credit unions get reports from their processors, loan origination systems, core platforms, rewards program and mortgage provider in human-readable form, but not machine readable. The data must be uploaded into a database that can be used for data analytics or inputted into another system that analyzes it. Having a person type this data into a spreadsheet for analysis is time-consuming and prone to errors, and the volume of data makes this a near-impossible task. continue reading »last_img read more

Second mutation in Turkey H5N1 virus suggests adaptation to humans

first_imgJan 19, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new report in Nature cites more evidence that mutations detected in H5N1 avian influenza viruses recovered from patients in Turkey may better equip the viruses to infect humans.The World Health Organization (WHO) announced a week ago that a mutation in one virus sample could improve the virus’s ability to spread from birds to humans. The mutation is believed to make the virus more likely to bind to human cell receptors and less likely to bind to avian cell receptors, the WHO said.A news article published today by Nature says scientists have detected another mutation in the Turkish samples that may improve the microbe’s ability to jump not only from birds to humans but also from human to human. However, a scientist quoted in the piece said the two mutations, on their own, are not likely to lead to efficient person-to-person transmission.Virus samples from the first two Turkish children to die of avian flu have been analyzed at the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in London. Last week the WHO announced that a sample from one of the patients had an amino acid change in hemagglutinin, the surface protein that enables flu viruses to bind to and enter host cells.The same mutation was seen in two patients in Hong Kong in 2003 and in Vietnam last year, the WHO said. Previous research indicated that the Hong Kong 2003 viruses prefer human cell receptors over bird cell receptors, the agency said. But the WHO stopped short of suggesting that this would help explain the relatively high incidence of human cases in Turkey—at least 20 in about 2 weeks.The Nature report, by Declan Butler, says the virus samples from both Turkish patients have a mutation in the polymerase protein, which serves to replicate the virus’s genetic material. The change is a substitution of lycine for glutamic acid at position 627. The same mutation has been seen before, including in Eurasian poultry recently and in the one person who died in the 2003 outbreak of H7N7 avian flu in the Netherlands.”The polymerase mutation is one of the ten genetic changes that gave rise to the 1918 pandemic flu virus,” the story says. The mutation indicates adaptation to humans, said Alan Hay, director of the WHO flu laboratory at the NIMR, as quoted in the story.The story goes on to say that the Turkish samples are the first in which the polymerase and hemagglutinin mutations have been found together. “They could make it easier for humans to catch the virus from poultry,” it says. “But they might also favor human-to-human transmission.” Together, the two mutations help the virus survive and infect cells in the nose and throat, increasing the chance that coughing would spread it via droplets, the story says.However, Hay said it is hard to predict how the mutations will affect the virus’s behavior and that “just two changes are unlikely to create efficient human-to-human transmission on their own,” according to the report.One other mutation—a change at position 153 of the hemagglutinin protein—also was found in one of the virus samples, the story said. Maria Cheng of the WHO told Nature it was unclear what effect that change has.Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site, said the findings point up how little is known about exactly what changes would be sufficient to produce a pandemic strain of virus.”We know what changes occurred in the 1918 virus, but is that the example or is that the model?” he said. “In other words, does it have to be exactly like that, or can it be a series of changes somewhat like that? We don’t know if some changes are more important than others or if some changes have to happen together.”While virologists have learned a lot, “there’s more that we don’t know than we do know,” Osterholm added. “The thing I think is concerning about the situation in Turkey is we continue to see the potential for mutations to occur, which in turn leads us to the possibility that all the wrong mutations might occur and result in a 1918-like experience.”See also:Jan 12 WHO statement on analysis of H5N1 virus from Turkish patients read more

Shophouses collapse in East Java after river overflows, eroding foundation

first_imgA joint team comprising personnel of the Jember administration, local disaster mitigation agency, the Indonesian Military and search and rescue agency has been working to clear the debris from the river and repair the retaining wall of the Kalijompo River, which was damaged when the river overflowed.“We suggest residents living along the river banks to stay alert as water levels could rise again due to bad weather conditions in Jember and its surrounding area,” Agus said.#Banjir di Kab. Jember, Prov. Jawa TimurKorban Jiwa :752 KK / 2.555 Jiwa terdampak #PusdalopsBNPB— BNPB Indonesia (@BNPB_Indonesia) March 3, 2020Heavy downpour since Sunday evening caused flooding in several regions across Jember. According to the BNPB, floodwaters deluged 752 houses in Jember, displacing at least 2,555 residents. Authorities began distributing supplies to the affected residents on Tuesday morning.The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) previously predicted that several regions across the archipelago would experience extreme weather conditions. The agency said East Java would be given the waspada (caution) status alongside Aceh, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Banten, Yogyakarta, West Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan.The BMKG predicted extreme weather conditions of heavy rainfall and strong winds to continue throughout March.Topics : Nine shophouses at the Jompo shopping complex in Kaliwates district, Jember regency, East Java, collapsed on Monday morning after a nearby river overflowed due to heavy rainfall.National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Agus Wibowo said the overflowed Kalijompo River had eroded the buildings’ foundation, causing them to collapse at around 4 a.m. after heavy rains poured down on most parts of Jember for days.“Authorities found cracks on the ground below the structures in February 2019,” Agus said in a statement on Monday. The incident inflicted no casualties, as the shophouses had been left vacant for months.Curah hujan yg tinggi menyebabkan terjadinya retakan dan penurunan tanah di bantaran aliran sungai kali jompo tepatnya di JL.Sultan agung, Jember, Jatim, dikarenakan curah hujan yang tinggi dan membuat bantaran aliran sungai kalijompo tergerus 02/03/2020 Pkl 03.45 WIB. #Longsor— BNPB Indonesia (@BNPB_Indonesia) March 2, 2020“The incident, however, caused cracks [on the ground] and land subsidence around 94 meters long and 10 meters wide at the site. The road in front of the shops also subsided around 43 meters long and 10 meters wide,” Agus said, adding debris from the shop had blocked the river.Agus said the collapse also damaged water pipes and electricity power transmission and communication cable systems in the area. Damage to the road also caused severe traffic congestion on Monday.Read also: Hundreds affected by floods within location of Indonesia’s future capitallast_img read more

Nicolas Pepe reveals what he told Mikel Arteta before Manchester United win and makes top-four claim

first_imgAdvertisement / Top articles Read More Read More PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Solskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:15FullscreenSolskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’ 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.‘It is all new for us. A new system, new instructions. We are adapting quickly. That has been seen in the last three matches, even though we did not win, we were very good, we were just missing the victory, which we were able to do tonight. We need to continue like this.‘I had a discussion with the coach this morning and he told me I was going to start and asked if I felt ready and stuff like that. I told the boss I felt ready.‘I showed tonight that I was ready. It was also today my mother’s birthday today, I scored today, so it is only positive for me and the team.‘Now we have to go on a run to get to this top four that we need to do.’ Full Screen Video Settings SPONSORED 1/1 Comment by Metrocenter_img Read More Skip 1 min. story Nicolas Pepe produced one of his finest displays in an Arsenal shirt against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe reassured Mikel Arteta he was more than ‘ready’ to face Manchester United and he feels he proved this with an impressive performance in Arsenal’s convincing 2-0 victory.The 24-year-old forward has struggled for form and fitness since his club-record £72million move to north London, but produced one of his finest displays in an Arsenal shirt at the Emirates on Wednesday night.Arsenal were on top from the early stages and Pepe opened the scoring in only the eighth minute after Sead Kolasinac’s cross fell to his feet 12 yards out from David de Gea’s goal.The Gunners pressed on for a second as the first half wore on and went into the half-time break with a two-goal lead as Sokratis Papastathopoulos smashed the ball into the roof of the net following a dangerous inswinging corner from Pepe.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Advertisement Skip Ad Read More Nicolas Pepe reveals what he told Mikel Arteta before Manchester United win and makes top-four claim About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 7:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Pepe broke the deadlock early on at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie called on Pepe to build on his promising display at the Emirates and strive to reach another level.‘With Pepe I do believe that today he played really well but he can go one level up,’ the former Arsenal and United striker told BT Sport.‘If he makes those runs in the final third.‘Because now with crosses from the other [left] side, he’s still enjoying the moment, he’s still watching the game.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRio Ferdinand added: ‘Massive signing, hasn’t produced, today he looked like a new player.‘That comes from confidence from a manager, showing belief. ‘He’s young, it’s youth, and I think he’s got time to work.‘It’s been well documented how much influence Arteta had the likes of Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling [at Manchester City], young wingers, Pepe falls into that category, can he improve?’MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals he will speak to Edu and Raul Sanllehi about Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal futureMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang aims dig at Manchester United fans after Arsenal’s win Arteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:30FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0 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.Arteta decided to substitute Pepe just past the hour-mark – with Reiss Nelson coming on to replace the attacker – and Arsenal’s record signing was delighted with his individual showing, as well as the the overall performance of the team.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Ivorian hopes Arsenal use the display as a springboard for the rest of the season as they desperately attempt to climb the Premier League table and secure a top-four finish.Following Arsenal’s win, Pepe told French outlet RMC: ‘This one feels a lot better. We scored twice, we conceded zero goals. This will really do a lot for everyone’s confidence levels.‘We are doing a lot, a lot of video during training in order to perform well during the match. Today we performed well, we were solid defensively, we were good going forward. Coming Nextlast_img read more

Billy Joe Saunders banned  from boxing

first_img The WBO Super Middleweight Champion was told by the British Boxing Board of Control he was suspended until a future hearing. The 30-year-old was forced into making a grovelling apology after the vile clip surfaced, which has caused uproar across the UK. The board said in a statement: “The British Boxing Board of Control have considered comments made by Billy Joe Saunders on social media. “We have suspended his boxer’s licence, pending a hearing under the Board’s misconduct, at a time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible.” Saunders was in talks for a stunning clash with P4P king Canelo Alvarez, but his latest ban puts that fight in doubt. During the video – that went viral from WhatsApp – Saunders demonstrated a straight right hand followed by a left hook on a punch bag. He says: “I just wanted to make a little video for all you dads, husbands, if you’ve got girlfriends etc. “Obviously this Covid-19 is getting very serious and we are isolated away. “If your old woman is giving you mouth and you try to be patient, you try to be calm, cool, but after the sixth day you’re just about to explode. I was appalled. It was so idiotic and it’s so frustrating.” “All of a sudden she’s coming at you, spitting a bit of venom in your face, ready to say something, you may have left the dishes out, I don’t know what you’ve done but you’ve upset her. “As she comes in, she’s coming at you and you’ve lost it, just keep it safe with the hands. So as she comes in, she’s just about to say something, all of a sudden you explode and hit her on the chin. “At this time she may flash and see white and think, ‘What’s happened?’, she’s in a state of a horror. Loading… Billy Joe Saunders has been banned from all boxing after posting a controversial video appearing to show men how to hit women during the coronavirus lockdown. “She doesn’t know what’s going on and all of a sudden you dip down on that knee and you finish her off. That should do the trick.” Outrage at the video was widespread and Saunders even revealed that certain vile hate mail had wished death upon his kids. The boxer’s boss at Matchroom Eddie Hearn, who signed up the Brit last year, slammed the clip as “idiotic” while TV presenter Piers Morgan branded it “absolutely horrific.” Hearn added: “I was appalled. It was so idiotic and it’s so frustrating. I know Billy well. He’s a really good kid with a really good heart, he does a lot for the community and charity but every now and again he does the most stupid thing.” Matchroom were in the process of brokering a mega fight between Saunders and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez – most likely in 2021. An original May date in Las Vegas had “a deal in place”, according to Hearn, but had to be put off amid the coronavirus outbreak. This latest controversy could nonetheless provide Canelo with the perfect opportunity to drop Saunders from the mega £7million payday, his slick southpaw style proving a tough sell to his rival’s camp and also to casual fans. BT Sport and Frank Warren were happy when he left them to link up with Sky Sports and Eddie Hearn last year, after his vile videos taunting vulnerable people from his luxury car left him a nightmare to promote to the mainstream public. Saunders’ last fight was his first for Sky and came on the undercard of a YouTube celebrity fight in Los Angeles in which he was booed by the millennial crowd. His last two UK bouts were a disappointing headline fight at his local football club Stevenage and a 2018 clash that was so low on the card BT Sport did not televise it. In apologising for the video, Saunders asserted he “would never condone domestic violence”. He vowed to donate £25,000 to a domestic abuse charity but they still took a dim view of his remarks. Read Also:Joshua signs multi-fight deal with US network Showtime “What sort of message does this video send to survivors of domestic abuse? That their experiences are not valid?” It is not even the first time Saunders has courted controversy during the pandemic, having had trainer Ben Davison and stable-mate Josh Taylor kicked off a plane after he called Delta Airlines with a coronavirus warning – later insisting it was not a prank. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksOnly Those Who Live In 1980s Know What It Islast_img read more