Sweeney Todd, Starring Emma Thompson, Sets PBS Air Date

first_imgAttend the tale, or at least set your DVR! The previously announced telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s staged production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Oscar winner Emma Thompson and Grammy winner Byrn Terfel, will air on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center on September 26. Audra McDonald, who appeared, uncredited, in select performances of the concert, will serve as host. View Comments With music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Wheeler, Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family.center_img The production, directed by Lonny Price and conducted by Alan Gilbert, played Avery Fisher Hall from March 5 through March 8. In addition to Terfel as the titular barber and Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, the cast included Jeff Blumenkrantz, Christian Borle, Kyle Brenn, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey and Philip Quast.last_img read more

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Peruvian Armed Forces Destroy 6 Cocaine Labs

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo July 17, 2020 Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Peruvian Armed Forces, together with the National Police, destroyed six cocaine laboratories in the Amazon region of Loreto, near the border with Colombia. The interventions, carried out in mid-May as part of operation Jupiter III against narcotrafficking, enabled authorities to seize supplies for drug production, in addition to 80 hectares of coca leaves and about 10 cubic meters of processed coca leaves.Some of the supplies found included about 160 kilograms of ammonium sulfate, used to refine cocaine base paste, and a dozen cylinders with various chemicals. Authorities made no arrests during the operation.“In parallel to control measures imposed during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Armed Forces Joint Command [CCFFAA] and the Peruvian Police continue to carry out joint interdictions, managing to intervene and destroy six labs,” the CCFFAA Public Affairs Office indicated.So far in 2020, the Peruvian Armed Forces have found more than 10 laboratories in these jungle areas, according to press releases from the CCFFAA. For example, on March 12 near the Orosa River in the Las Amazonas district, Loreto region, elements of the CCFFAA’s Amazon Operational Command destroyed two camps with facilities for the production of cocaine that contained cylinders with fuel, chopped coca leaves, and other chemicals. The troops detained four Peruvian nationals during the operation.In another operation carried out March 4-6, authorities found and disabled two labs in the Teniente Manuel Clavero district, Putumayo province, Loreto. Authorities captured five people, three Peruvians and two Colombians.Authorities found another clandestine cocaine lab on February 27 in Santa Elena de Imasa village, San Pablo district, in Loreto. At this location, authorities burned 10 containers with chopped coca leaves, as well as other chemical supplies, and seized several firearms.“Through its Amazon Operational Command, the Armed Forces Joint Command continues to work relentlessly to combat illicit activities in this region of the country,” the CCFFAA said about the operations.“You can only get here by boat or helicopter, and a series of criminals, both Peruvians and Colombian nationals, are taking advantage of that to commit illegal acts, such as narcotrafficking, illegal logging, and other crimes,” Peruvian Minister of Defense Walter Martos told the Peruvian news portal RPP.As such, the Peruvian Armed Forces have increased operations in the Amazon region. In late 2019, the CCFFAA announced the results of the first three Armageddon operations, aimed at fighting narcotrafficking and related crimes in the Loreto region. Authorities destroyed more than 40 drug labs and detained 50 people, including Peruvian and Colombian citizens, the CCFFAA said.last_img read more

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Long Island Nor’easter May Bring 5 Inches of Snow

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A nor’easter is forecast to blanket Long Island in two to five inches of snow, a mix of sleet, freezing rain and ice this weekend, with accumulations depending upon the storm’s path.The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the New York metro area including most of LI, except for the East End.“This will be a fast moving system,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a statement. “There is still some uncertainty with the precipitation type and amounts due to the storm track and intensity.”The storm, which is expected to impact much of the Northeast on its way up from the South, is predicted to start as heavy snow, switch to a wintry mix and then taper off as snow again, forecasters said.Visibility will be a half mile or less at times and roads will be slippery, making travel potentially dangerous. The storm may cause tree limbs to fall on utility wires, possibly causing power outages.Temperatures will be in the high 20s early Saturday morning and will reach a high in the low 30s in the afternoon, meaning the snow should stick.Once the storm passes, sunny skies with temps in the high 30s are forecast for Sunday before a 50-percent chance of snow returns Monday.last_img read more

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UN agency recommends health guidelines for airlines

first_imgTopics : ‘Global reference’ But the ICAO does not advocate leaving every other seat open to assure physical distancing, a restriction that the airline industry sees as a threat to its profitability.The organization, nevertheless, asks passengers to remain as far from one another as possible.It also advocates that food on board be pre-packaged and that aircraft be regularly disinfected.Temperature checks should also be taken on a flight’s arrival.The measures aren’t obligatory but they are the product of a broad consensus that imparts “an authority that will make them a global reference for the first time on this issue since the start of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Philippe Bertoux, France’s representative on ICAO’s board, which led the “task force” debate.”These measures will facilitate a safe and sustainable return of the air travel,” Bertoux told AFP.To reopen after having been grounded for months and brought to its knees financially, the airline industry is pressing for rules to be harmonized to reassure passengers and states that have closed their borders in an attempt to halt the spread of the virus.The ICAO estimates that the pandemic will reduce the number of air passengers by 1.5 billion by the end of the year. Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft: the International Civil Aviation Organization on Monday published a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel.The protocol was drawn up by an international task force formed by the Montreal-based ICAO with the help of other UN agencies like the World Health Organization and the powerful International Air Transport Association (IATA).Its report on relaunching aviation in the wake of COVID-19 was expected to be approved Monday by the ICAO’s executive committee. Online check-in before arriving at the airport should be given priority, and passages through security should be re-thought to limit physical contact and waiting in lines.Mobile tickets are advised, as well as other forms of no-contact technology, such as facial or eye scans.”This will eliminate or greatly reduce the need for contact with travel documents between staff and passengers,” the protocol said.Passengers are encouraged to travel as light as possible, with just one small piece of hand luggage. Newspapers and magazines will no longer be allowed on board, and duty-free sales will be limited.The wearing of a mask or face covering should be obligatory inside aircraft and terminals, where physical distancing of at least three feet (one meter) should be respected.Terminal access will be limited to passengers and their companions, such as those accompanying disabled travelers, and airport personnel.Aboard planes, passengers should wear masks, move as little as possible within the cabin, and not line up outside toilets to lessen the risk of infecting other passengers. People will be assigned specific toilet stalls on the plane in relation to where they are seated.Flight attendants will be provided with personal protective equipment that could include visors, gloves and medical masks. The changes being suggested are the most important for air travel since security measures put in place after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.IATA’s director general, Alexandre de Juniac, unveiled the main measures proposed in the “best practices” guide at the end of last week.The recommendations are intended to serve as a “framework” for assuring the safety of passengers and workers on planes and at airports.On their arrival at airports, travelers should present a health certificate and undergo an initial temperature check, under the guidelines.last_img read more

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Sherried Fillet Steaks.

first_imgDirections:Spray a cold 8-inch skillet with nonstick spray coating. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until steaks are to desired doneness (160 degrees F for medium doneness). Transfer steaks to a serving platter.For sauce, carefully add sherry to the skillet. Then add salt, pepper, and tarragon. Cook and stir for 1 minute. To serve, pour sauce over steaks and sprinkle with snipped chives or parsley. Makes 2 servings.Recipe source: BHG.com 25 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Sherried Fillet Steaks. by: – July 4, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Sherried Fillet SteaksIf you’d like a quick and easy dinner for two, try this simple but delicious idea for beefsteaks.After pan-frying two beef tenderloin steaks, set them aside to keep warm and prepare a quick pan sauce from the meat drippings.Simply deglaze the pan with some dry sherry; add tarragon, salt, and pepper; and pour the sauce over the steaks. Garnish the steaks with chives or parsley and serve them with side salads and thick slices of bread to make a complete meal.Ingredients:Nonstick spray coating2 4-ounce beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick and trimmed of separable fat2 tablespoons dry sherry1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon cracked pepperDash dried tarragon, crushedFresh chives or parsley sprigs Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

first_imgThe spacecraft — designed, built and owned by SpaceX — was set to blast off in the afternoon for the International Space Station, opening a new era in commercial spaceflight. It would have also marked the first time in nearly a decade that the U.S. launched astronauts into orbit from American soil. In this image made from video via NASA-TV, a SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, prepare to lift off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States on May 27, 2020. NASA VIA AP But thunderstorms for much of the day threatened to force a postponement, and the word finally came down that the atmosphere was so electrically charged that the spacecraft was in danger of getting hit by lightning. (AP) Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning.last_img read more

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Chris Welsh

first_imgChris Welsh, a TV announcer with the Cincinnati Reds, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, but moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, at a young age and graduated from St. Xavier High School and then South Florida University.  The left-handed Welsh pitched for Robin Roberts at South Florida.  Roberts, as most of you know, was a star pitcher in the National League for many years.Chris Welsh’s career was a spotty one at best.  His career record was 22-31.  He was known then as a crafty left-hander.  To the novice baseball fan, this means he could not throw hard so he had to depend on a lot of breaking pitches to fool major league hitters.  He came to the major leagues in the early 80’s with San Diego.  He also pitched for Texas and Cincinnati.  It was with Cincinnati that he posted a 6-9 record.  His best season was in 1982 when he went 8-9 with San Diego.If you listen to Reds’ broadcasts regularly, you know that Welsh is very good at explaining baseball to the average fan.  He does a pre-game show in which he interviews major leaguers in spring training, and they explain different aspects of the game that are very helpful to young kids trying to learn the game.  Chris, at one time, did a lot of coaching in the Knot Hole Leagues in the Cincinnati area.last_img read more

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I-74 work set to begin

first_imgBatesville, In. — Local leaders, officials from INDOT and Milestone Contractors conducted a ceremonial beginning to the $61 million I-74 reconstruction project. Already signs are being placed and workers are gearing up for a project that will last until 2019.In 2017 work operations and lane restrictions will center around the I-74 exits at New Point and State Road 101. In 2018 motorists can expect one eastbound and one westbound lane on the eastbound side while I-74 West from New Point to Penntown is completely rebuilt. In 2019 traffic will move to the new westbound lanes while I-74 East is reconstructed. The project also includes new bridge superstructures at Western and Little Laughery Creeks.The full-depth reconstruction project is the first NEXT LEVEL project in southeastern Indiana. The NEXT LEVEL program is a 20 year plan to invest $30 billion in Indiana infrastructure.last_img read more

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Grant fuels smoke detector program in Decatur County

first_imgGreensburg, In. — With a $5,000 grant from the Decatur County Community Fund through the American Red Cross firefighters and volunteers will install smoke detectors in area homes. Tuesday, August 15 and Friday, August 18 volunteers from Delta Faucet and the Greensburg Fire Department will install the life saving devices.As part of the “Home Fire Safety Campaign” the volunteers will go door-to-door in certain neighborhoods to speak with residents and properly install smoke detectors where needed.The program is also offered to county residents. Here are contact numbers for area departments: Here’s a list of those departments and phone numbers:Westport Community Volunteer Fire Department – 812-591-3473St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department – 317-604-0206New Point Volunteer Fire Department – 812-852-4815Millhousen Volunteer Fire Department – 812-614-1862Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department – 812-593-1025Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department – 812-527-2115Burney-Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department – 812-663-8198Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department – 812-596-7655Data from the National Fire Protection says three of every five residential fire fatalities resulted in cases where there was no smoke alarm or not a working smoke alarm.Smoke detector batteries should be changed every six months and the alarm should be replaced at least every 10 years.last_img read more

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Another Dakota double down for Thornton, this time at Dickinson

first_imgRicky Thornton Jr. swept a second straight Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour program, win­ning IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features at Southwest Speedway Wednesday night. (Photo by Byron Fichter) By Jackson Braun Going into championship night Thursday at Dacotah Speedway, opening night winner Tom Berry Jr. holds a 14-point lead in the Modified standings over Thornton. Marriott sits third, 24 points back, while Lucas Schott holds fourth 26 points behind. Justin O’Brien sits 29 points behind Berry. The Iowa racer, transplanted from Arizona, found Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour victory lane at Southwest Speedway in both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars for the second event in a row. As the laps wound down, 17th starting Hunter Marriott was hustling his way to the runner-up spot. The last time any other driver found victory lane on tour was all the way back on Sunday when Matt Speckman held off Thornton in the Stock Car portion of the evening. Thornton has won six out of a possible eight features between the two classes. An all-North Dakota front row of Robert Hellebust and Travis Hagen led the 28-car field to the Modified green flag. Hellebust jumped out to the lead early as Thornton loomed behind him from the fourth starting spot. Hellebust was able to make the high line work and get enough momen­tum to keep his car in the top spot by as little as two-thousandth’s of a second for a few laps in the early running. Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 3. Robert Helle­bust, Minot; 4. Jason Wolla, Ray; 5. Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; 6. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 7. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; 8. Tom Berry, Newburg; 9. Travis Hagen, McGregor; 10. Tracy Domagala, Bismarck; 11. Mike Hansen, Dickinson; 12. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan.; 13. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 14. Shawn Strand, Mandan; 15. Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.; 16. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 17. Brad Hartigan, Dickinson; 18. Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; 19. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 20. Travis Olheiser, Dickinson; 21. Spencer Wilson, Minot; 22. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; 23. Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn.; 24. Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; 25. Don Gumke, Jamestown; 26. Billy Kendall, Baxter, Minn.; 27. Travis Mosley, Bearden, Ark.; 28. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa. Dalton was able to maneuver lap traffic just as well as Thornton but did not get a good enough run to catch the leader before the $800 checkers flew. Austin Daae, Speckman and Joe Flory completed the top five.  With a few more laps, Marriott could have made a race-changing move but Thornton held on to grab the $2,400 victory. Hellebust secured third with Wolla and Jason Hughes behind him. Thornton has had a near-perfect tour in the Stock Cars, with 159 points out of a possible 160. Dalton Flory still sits only seven points behind Thornton, with Speckman nine behind, Daae 10 behind, and five-time champion Zevenbergen in danger of having his four-year streak of being the top dog snapped while he sits in fifth with a 14-point deficit behind Thornton.  Flory’s son Dalton was Thornton’s toughest competitor around the 3/8 mile oval, as Dalton found some grip in the low-to-middle groove of the racing surface. Thornton ran his machine up around the high line and made a spectacular move, splitting two lap cars to maintain his lead over Flory.  Feature Results Elijah Zevenbergen and Joe Flory, brought the Stock Car field to green. Flory was in contention early but Thornton eventually found his way to the top spot from his third place starting position.  Stock Cars – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 2. Dalton Flory, Williston; 3. Austin Daae, Es­tevan, Sask.; 4. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 5. Joe Flory, Williston; 6. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa; 7. Jace Iverson, Tioga; 8. Michael Swallers, Minot; 9. Aaron Aaseth, Wash­burn; 10. Keith Mattox, Ray; 11. A.J. Zimmerman, Cleveland, Minn.; 12. Scott Gartner, Jamestown; 13. Justin Bachmeier, Williston; 14. Aden Clark, Surrey; 15. Chase Davidson, Macoun, Sask.; 16. Hunter Fears, Riverdale; 17. Randy Schultz, Swift Current, Sask.; 18. Hunter Preston, Dickinson; 19. Gary Goudy Jr., Stoughton, Sask.; 20. Joe Schrodt, Coleharbor. DICKINSON, N.D. (July 10) – Ricky Thornton Jr. looks absolutely unbeatable right now. Several bobbles by Thornton helped Hellebust to create some space and Jason Wolla to contend for second. Thornton was still too smooth, however, as he was able to slide around Hellebust to grab the top spot. last_img read more

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