Rebecca Eichenberger & John Easterlin Tapped for Phantom

first_imgRebecca Eichenberger View Comments Please, Monsieur: another Giry! Rebecca Eichenberger is set to take on the role of the mysterious ballet mistress in The Phantom of the Opera on April 4. Also joining the company of Broadway’s longest-running show on that date will be John Easterlin, who will make his Broadway debut as opera tenor Ubaldo Piangi. They replace Linda Balgord and Christian Šebek, respectively.Eichenberger previously played the role of Phantom opera diva Carlotta for more than 700 performances, from April 2001 to June 2003. She joins direct from the original cast of An American in Paris. Among her many other Broadway credits are Evita, 1776, A Grand Night for Signing, The Frogs and Carousel, as well as the national tour of Ragtime.Four-time Grammy Award recipient Easterlin’s international opera credits include multiple productions with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, ENO, Teatro Real, Bolshoi and COC Toronto, in addition to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, Houston and Dallas Opera. He created the role of Andy Warhol in Philip Glass’ The Perfect American and Larry King in the U.S. premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole.The cast currently includes James Barbour as The Phantom, Julia Udine as Christine, Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta (now the longest-running actress to play the role in the Broadway production, surpassing the previous record of 1,700 performances set by Marilyn Caskey) and Kara Klein as Meg Giry. At certain performances, Rachel Zatcoff plays the role of Christine. from $29.00center_img The Phantom of the Opera Related Showslast_img read more

How To Repair Your Garbage Disposal With Alure Home Improvements

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsSometimes your garbage disposal unit can really get you into a jam. Maybe a bone leftover from a Porterhouse steak manages to slip past the dirty plates piled in the sink and goes down the drain before it’s too late—we hate when that happens! But sometimes it’s something more precious, like a wedding ring, let’s say, that slips off your finger while you’re doing the dishes and suddenly disappears in the suds. Before you know it, it winds up in the disposer by mistake. Hopefully, you spot it before the blades find it in the grinding chamber.Accidents do happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to despair over your garbage disposal.In this recent installment of Alure Home Improvement’s “60-Second Fix,” Doug Cornwell, chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, gets to the bottom of the garbage disposal mechanism to reveal what you need to know to stay on top of this convenient kitchen appliance.“What happens when it jams is that it shuts the power off,” says Cornwell. “Now you’ve got a situation where the disposal doesn’t work.”As if that’s not enough, sometimes water may start surging back up into the kitchen sink with the possibility of overflowing and spilling onto the floor. It can be a nerve-wracking, frustrating predicament that every home owner dreads. Fortunately, thanks to Alure’s Doug Cornwell, the solution doesn’t mean you have to ditch the kitchen sink, throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak, or go down the drain with your hopes and dreams of having a good day.The first thing you’ll need is the special crank that came with the disposer when you bought it. Moral of the story: Don’t throw that tool away! Second lesson: If you kept it, remember where you put it. Third lesson: If you can’t find it, a suitable Allen wrench will do.If you’re learning these lessons too late, that’s okay. But you’ll have to make sure that a new wrench you buy from your favorite hardware store will properly fit the screw at the bottom of the garbage disposal assembly. The slot is right in the middle of the bottom, the center of the axis. Insert the wrench there and start to turn it; if it’s in the slot, the crank will move the gears and the blades inside the disposer chamber. If the wrench jams in one direction, turn it in the opposite direction. Try to rotate it completely at least two full circles. Then try a full rotation in the other direction.“Once it’s moving free, you’ve taken care of the jam,” says Cornwell.There’s a mini-circuit breaker that may pop out when the electrical system is overloaded. You’ll see that it’s a little red button on the disposal assembly. Just push the button back in and the electricity will come back on and the disposal should be back in business.That’s not too hard to get out of that jam, is it?Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsOne thing you never want to do is reach into the disposer with your fingers. Try tongs first. And remember the most important advice: For recovery missions, always make sure the garbage disposal’s power is shut off! As Cornwell says, when it’s jammed, the power shuts off automatically, but you still need to be cautious. If there’s a little object—though no less valuable to you—like a wedding ring involved, the grinding mechanism may still be able to function, so it’s always best to take precaution. And that goes for any home repair you decide to take on yourself.last_img read more

Mastic Teen Charged With Fatally Stabbing Another

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Mastic teenager has been arrested for allegedly stabbing another to death following an argument over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Michael Dennis, 19, was charged with manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Trevor Bender.Police said the victim was the passenger in a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old man who got into an argument with a group of people standing at the corner of Mastic Road and Moriches Avenue at 5:10 p.m. Friday.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that when the victim and the driver got out of the vehicle, Dennis stabbed Bender and ran away.Bender was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Dennis was ordered held without bail during his arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Necropsy Performed on Euthanized Moriches Bay Whale

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Marine biologists performed a necropsy Monday on a humpback whale in the hopes of learning why the mammal had become stranded on a Moriches Bay sandbar last week before it was euthanized, officials said.Experts determined that the whale was female, 29.5-feet long and weighed approximately 15 tons, but results of tests performed on its remains will not be available for weeks, officials said. The tests were conducted after scientists used a crane to lift the whale onto a barge, which shipped the carcass to Cupsogue Beach County Park on Sunday—the same day that community members held a vigil for the whale, which some people believe should have been saved, not euthanized.“We hope to learn more about what caused this whale to strand,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement.The case was the third whale incident on Long Island this year. Two dead whales washed up this spring, and at least a half dozen did so last year. Officials noted that it’s not unusual to see whales off the coasts of LI, but spotting whales in the bay are rare.Local residents had named the whale Morey—after Moriches Bay— after it got stuck on a sandbar Nov. 20. They bemoaned the fact that law enforcement threatened them with arrest if they approached the humpback, which is a federally protected species. The nonprofit Riverhead Foundation for Marine Conservation and Preservation said it had tried to free the whale the same day that it was stranded but failed.Observers say the incident should be a wake-up call.“Outraged local citizens have created a petition with nearly 2,000 signatures so far calling on New York’s federal, state and local elected officials to properly train volunteers to rescue beached whales when they become stranded in locally patrolled waters,” the Citizens Campaign for the Environment said in a statement.When NOAA experts arrived Wednesday, agency officials and a team of veterinarians determined that the mammal was in such poor health that it could not be saved and needed to be put down. Plans to free the whale were subsequently scrapped because experts believed that the weakened whale would just become stranded again, officials said last week.Humpback whales can grow up to 60-feet long, weigh 25-to-40 tons, and live 50 years, according to NOAA. They are threatened by getting entangled in fishing gear, struck by ships, harassed by whale-watching boats, detrimental changes to their habitat, and illegal hunting. These whales were removed from the endangered species list this year.The Riverhead Foundation urges anyone who finds marine wildlife stranded on the beach to call its hotline: 631-369-9829.last_img read more

TikTok Ban: US Judge Unsure if He Has Grounds to Issue New Injunction

first_imgOn September 27, Nichols issued a preliminary injunction against the government’s order. Beetlestone’s order also blocks the app store download ban.Talks have been ongoing to finalise a preliminary deal for Walmart and Oracle to take stakes in a new company to oversee US operations. US President Donald Trump has said the deal had his “blessing.”© Thomson Reuters 2020Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. A US judge said on Wednesday he was uncertain if he had a legal basis to bar the US Commerce Department from imposing restrictions on video-sharing app TikTok after a Pennsylvania judge had already blocked the government’s plan on Friday.Beijing-based ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, argues that the previous ruling could still be overturned on appeal.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – US District Judge Carl Nichols for the District of Columbia ordered both parties to file legal papers by Friday to address whether TikTok still faces “irreparable harm” from the US order that Apple and Alphabet’s Google app stores remove the app for download by new users.The Trump administration contends TikTok poses national security concerns as the personal data of US users could be obtained by China’s government. TikTok denies the allegations.Nichols said he was unsure if TikTok could demonstrate “irreparable harm” to win a new injunction.- Advertisement – On Friday, US District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone stopped the Commerce Department from barring TikTok’s data hosting within the United States and other technical transactions that she said would effectively ban the use of the app in the country.The restrictions were set to take effect November 12. A Justice Department lawyer told Nichols the government had not decided whether to appeal Beetlestone’s order.Beetlestone, whose ruling came in a lawsuit filed by three TikTok users, noted the app has over 100 million US TikTok users.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Nearly 50 rhinos killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges

first_img“I can attest that 46 rhinos have been killed by highly organised poachers between April last year to date,” he said.Botswana is home to 500 rhinos, according to international conservation charity, Save the Rhino.They are a protected species in Botswana and fall outside the government’s recent decision to end a five-year ban on trophy-hunting licences, which is largely targeted at the burgeoning elephant population.Most of the rhinos roam the grassy plains of the northern Okavango Delta, where Moremi Game Reserve is situated. At least 46 rhinos have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official said on Monday as the southern African wildlife haven reported a surge in poaching of the endangered species.  The killings — slightly under 10 percent of Botswana’s total rhino population — have occurred in the northern Moremi Game Reserve since April last year.”Poaching has risen at an alarming rate in this area,” Moemi Batshabang, a deputy director with the government’s wildlife department told AFP. “The increase in poaching of both the black and white rhino is of concern and unusual,” said Batshabang.The unprecedented rate of poaching last year prompted the government to warn that the rhino population could be wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.Thousands of rhinos that once roamed Africa and Asia have been culled by poaching and habitat loss. Very few are found outside national parks and reserves.Poaching is fuelled by a seemingly insatiable demand for rhino horn in Asia, where it is coveted as a traditional medicine or an aphrodisiac, and can fetch up to $60,000 per kilogramme. Rhino horn is composed mainly of keratin, the same substance as in human nails.Botswana’s neighbour South Africa, home to 80 percent of the world’s remaining rhinos and the epicentre of rhino poaching, lost 594 rhinos to poachers last year. The good news is that this marks a 23 percent drop from the previous year.More than 7,100 animals have been slaughtered over the past decadeThere are fewer than 25,000 rhinos left in the wild in Africa due to a surge in poaching, and only 5,000 of them are black rhinos. Topics :last_img read more

Eddie Nketiah equals record held by Alan Shearer and Arsenal flop Francis Jeffers

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Oct 2020 4:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Eddie Nketiah equals record held by Alan Shearer and Arsenal flop Francis Jeffers Comment Eddie Nketiah scored in England Under-21s 3-3 draw against Andorra (Picture: Getty)Eddie Nketiah scored the 13th goal of his England Under-21 career during Wednesday’s 3-3 draw against Andorra, in the process equalling a record held by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers. The 21-year-old appeared to have scored the goal which booked a place for Aidy Boothroyd’s side in next summer’s European Championships with a late strike, but the young Lions were robbed of maximum points when Christian Garcia pounced in injury time. Boothroyd’s side are next in action against Turkey on this coming Tuesday and will no doubt look to Nketiah, who has now scored nine times in his last five appearances for the Under-21s, to continue his fine run of form at this level. AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Arsenal academy graduate spent part of last season on loan at Leeds but was recalled by the Gunners after he was afforded a lack of playing time by Marcelo Bielsa. ADVERTISEMENTNketiah has subsequently established himself as a firm favourite of Mikel Arteta’s and usurped Alexandre Lacazette in the Spaniard’s pecking order towards the end of the last campaign. Eddie Nketiah scored the winning goal in Arsenal’s recent win over West Ham (Picture: Getty)The Lewisham-born forward has started just once in the Premier League this term but came off the bench to poach a late winner in the recent win against West Ham and struck in the Carabao Cup victory at Leicester. Gareth Southgae, meanwhile, is bless with forward options at senior level with this season’s Premier League top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin now in the mix following his spectacular run of form.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham and Mason Greenwood all vying for places competition is as intense as it has ever been but Arteta believes Nketiah has the tools to force his way into the reckoning. ‘If he keeps performing in the way he has been with us in the last few months he will have a really good chance and as well, I think culturally, England and the manager are really brave with young kids,’ he said recently. ‘It’s up to them, they have to be consistent and keep doing what they’re doing at club level and then that opportunity will come in a natural way.’MORE: Mikel Arteta told Emiliano Martinez he had a 95% chance of starting Arsenal’s first game of the seasonMORE: Thomas Partey spoke glowingly about new Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka during transfer talksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sun shines on autumn sales

first_imgHe too said the decision to buy or sell should not be dictated by the seasons.“Don’t always be guided by the sunshine as being the best time to buy property,” he said.“Sometimes buying in the depths of winter can be advantageous because there might be less competition for property. “Buy according to your situation and when you have your finances organised and all systems are go that’s when you do it.”Mr White said potential buyers should start by writing a list of all the things they need in a property and then work out if they can find a property that ticks all those boxes.“Market conditions can vary but if you are buying to hold, as we would recommend, it is more important to get the property with the right features, in the right location for you and suits your requirements,” he said.“If you have done all the research and are prepared that is the right time to be buying.’’ 87 Gimba Street, Mitchelton is on the market for $1.895m.When it comes to buying and selling, most people think Spring is the prime time for the property market.And while the number of listings tend to increase along with the temperature, Ray White New Farm agent Christine Rudolph said buyers and sellers should not discount the autumn months.“If you want to sell your home, now is the best time of the year to be on the market,” Ms Rudolph said.“While Spring selling season is the most popular time of year to list for sale, it is actually Autumn when more homes sell.” Troy Cassar-Daley’s ready to let go Queenslander and art collection up for grabs What would you trade for a luxury apartment and yacht? Property ticks boxes for richest female CEO “In my experience I’ve found there are not as many properties listed for sale in Autumn which means there is more competition from buyers for what is on the market.”Ms Rudolph currently has nine listings, two under contract. She said with fewer properties on the market during the cooler months, competition for houses and units could produce record sales.“I’ve already noticed more people turning out to open homes and my expectation is that will increase in the coming weeks,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“Unlike the Southern capitals Brisbane values have remained fairly stable in the last year and it still represents good buying compared to prices in Sydney and Melbourne.’’CoreLogic Australia’s head of real estate Geoff White said the decision on when to sell or buy was a personal one, but warned buyers that hanging out for “the bottom of the market” could result in them missing out on their perfect home. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 FOLLOW COURIERMAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road by: – April 1, 2011 Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public WorksRecommencement of phase two of the Rosalie to Petite Soufriere road resumed on March 28, 2011 and is on-going. The construction of the twenty-five million EC dollar new road is a grant funded project and covers 4.16 kilometres of road work.Officials from the Ministry of Public Works sat with GIS on Wednesday to discuss updates on the construction of this road. Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public Works said that excavation and drainage work are part of phase two.“We have received one million US dollars (US$1 000 000.00) for continuation of works on this project and have engaged a Venezuelan company, Inversiones JJ, LLC, to undertake these works. We will be undertaking works from both ends. There will be some drainage works to be done on the Rosalie end and following that, within two (2) weeks, we will shift all of the resources to the Petite Soufriere end. So, we expect to see quite a lot of excavation works taking place on the Petite Soufriere end. We intend to excavate close to 1.1 kilometre of road.”Lewis said that currently, only a track exists and once the road is complete, many benefits are expected to be derived as a result of the construction of this new road.“The link road is one of the missing links along the eastern zone of Dominica. Once that is done, we can almost say that the road network will be continuous right through the island. Of course, there are advantages for tourism development, housing, agriculture and joining the community of Petite Soufriere will be a tremendous improvement in our road network.Given the nature of the landscape from Pond Cassé going back to Rosalie, you have some tall cliffs. If there were any slides, that road would act as a possible diversion. Right now if there are any slides along that road, one would have to use the Petite Savanne/Grand Bay link road. Therefore there are numerous advantages of constructing this road and it is going to be a pretty piece of infrastructure when it is completed.”Project Engineer, Adam St. Ville said that the communities of Rosalie and Petite Soufriere should benefit tremendously from this link road. “As we can see, the distance from Rosalie to Petite Soufriere via the new road will be only be 4.16 kilometres, whereas, if we have to pass via Castle Bruce it is between twenty to thirty kilometres. Some of the benefits, as we know that area is a fishing community and persons from the south east: La Plaine down to Grand Fond can benefit. They can easily pass through that road to get access to fish and so on.”by Emmanuel Jospeh Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Arteta provides updates on Chambers, Xhaka

first_img Loading… Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has provided an update on the fitness of Calum Chambers and Granit Xhaka. Arteta is ready to make his mark Neither player is fit to play at present. The Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Chelsea, and must now get ready for a New Year’s Day game against Manchester United. But Xhaka and Chambers may be absent for that clash.Advertisement Speaking about Xhaka, Arteta told the club website: “He played at Bournemouth, he played really well, he was very committed, he played a really good game. “After the game he started to feel ill. He had a temperature and he wasn’t feeling good. “The last two days he’s been in bed. That’s why he’s not been selected.” Read Also:Arteta: Why we lost against Chelsea And on Chambers: “The doctors are assessing him. The first feeling he got, it wasn’t very positive.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more