Come From Away Nabs 14 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Prior to Broadway Bow

first_img Related Shows Come From Away has reason to celebrate before it even arrives in New York. The new musical received 14 Helen Hayes Award nominations for its out-of-town tryout at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Broadway production will begin performances on February 18 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it is set to open on March 12.The D.C. production picked up a nod for Outstanding Production, as well as for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks and Chad Kimball, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for Jenn Colella, Kendra Kassebaum, Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan, Q. Smith and Astrid Van Wieren, Outstanding Direction for Christopher Ashley, Outstanding Choreography for Kelly Devine, Outstanding Musical Direction for Ian Eisendrath, Outstanding Sound Design for Gareth Owen and Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical.With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away follows what happened on September 11, 2001, when 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town. The musical has also played engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre.Hatch, Hicks, Kimball, Colella, Kassebaum, Smith and Wieren will all reprise their performances in the Broadway production. Rounding out the cast will be Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Sharon Wheatley, Josh Breckenridge, Susan Dunstan, Tamika Lawrence and Tony LePage.The Helen Hayes Awards will be presented at a gala event on May 15. Click here for a full list of nominations. The cast of ‘Come From Away’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy) from $49.00center_img Come From Away View Commentslast_img read more

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5 Reasons to Love Hiking Poles

first_imgNot to brag, but I have awesome knees. Sure, they aren’t the prettiest things you’ve ever seen, but considering the beating they get on the trail year after year, they’ve held up nicely. I attribute their sturdiness to good luck and good hiking poles. If you haven’t noticed, hiking poles have gone high-tech. Several companies, including Black Diamond and Leki, have developed collapsable, ultra-light, super tough poles that weigh next to nothing yet are engineered to last a lifetime.Even though high-end poles can sport a hefty price tag, they are an investment that will be worth every penny. Entry-level poles with rudimentary twist-lock telescoping sections have also gotten more affordable (more in the $50 range) and these poles are still light enough that they won’t weigh you down.As much as I like the classic whittled branch hiking stick, modern poles can’t be beat. I love ‘em and so should you. Here’s my top five reasons why I’m proud to be Pole-ish.1 – They Save Your Knees on Descents Downhill sections are where poles earn their keep — especially in loose, off-trail conditions. Extend your hiking poles until they are about shoulder height; that way they will take the initial impact of each step rather than your knees. Besides providing balance, they also let you scope the terrain for sketchy rocks or other unstable terrain.2 – Poles are Useful Year Round Nearly all poles are compatible with snow-baskets that give them extra float in powder. Poles are essential for snowshoeing and most high-end poles double nicely as cross country or backcountry ski poles (though the older, twist-lock models have a habit of collapsing if they aren’t tightened all the way). And as an added bonus, most poles have height-measurements printed on them for adjustments, which happen to also be the perfect way to measure snow depth!3 – They Gladly Share the Weight of a Heavy Load I wouldn’t lug a heavy pack anywhere without poles. Backpacking with poles can spare you an aching back and help keep you steady under the weight of the load. River and stream crossings are much safer with poles when wearing a heavy pack, especially in fast-moving water. Poles in hand also prevent the bad habit of hooking your thumbs through your pack straps — the cause of more than one bloody nose from an unbraced tumble!4 – Most Poles Pack Up with Ease In the past, I would avoid bringing poles on scrambles because they tended to be more trouble than they are worth. Nowadays, three-section poles fold up small enough to easily pack away in most daypacks (I can slide mine into my low-volume Camelbak pack, no problem). When you need your hands free, collapsible poles will quietly step aside until they are called for duty.5 – Great Versatility in Campsites Poles are ideal camp tools (sometimes they can even be used as your tent poles!) Drying rack, fire poker, emergency tent stake, you name it — poles are good to have in the backcountry. And if things get pear shaped, you can use tent poles as a splint or even as part of an evacuation litter in an emergency!last_img read more

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LI Investment Firm Pres Who Fled U.S. During Trial Sentenced to 17 Years

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thomas Qualls, the president of a foreign currency investment firm in Garden City, who bilked investors out of $1 million and fled to Canada during his fraud trial nearly six years ago, was sentenced in Brooklyn on Friday to 17 years in prison.United States District Judge Dora L. Irizarry also ordered the former president of International Foreign Currency, Inc. to pay approximately $817,000 in restitution.In a bizarre twist in the trial, Qualls, prosecutors said, never appeared in court on Nov. 3, 2008, the day closing arguments were set to begin. He was apprehended six months later in Canada. The 45-year-old remained in custody for several years before he was extradited back to the United States in July 2012.The trial resumed without him and a jury convicted him on Nov. 5, 2008 of mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.“The defendant bilked his clients by stealing their hard-earned money, and when faced with the overwhelming evidence of his misdeeds presented to a jury of his peers, he fled the country,” United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch said in a statement.“This case shows, once again,” she added, “that you can run, but you cannot hide.”Prosecutors said that Qualls purported to run a firm that invested in foreign currency. But he stole investors’ money for business and personal expenses—including a Caribbean cruise and for payments toward a Jaguar.Former employees who testified during the trial told the court that Qualls had instructed them to provide false and misleading information to prospective investors, prosecutors said. He also went as far as creating phony account statements to conceal the fraud, prosecutors said.last_img read more

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4 saving tips to help you afford your next vacation

first_imgAmericans are notorious for leaving their vacation days on the table — partly because of work pressures, but also because they think they can’t afford trips. Financial expert Jill Schlesinger visited MONEY to offer a few vacation planning tips:Set a realistic budget: Do enough research to figure out costs in advance, and then plug the trip in as a separate line item in your annual budget, so that you’re not scrambling to come up with cash just when you’re dying to get away.Expect the gotchas: From breakfasts to museum costs to special excursions, make sure you’re budgeting well beyond just hotel and dinner costs. continue reading » 47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Vermont Federal launches a career, a database, and a BI department

first_img continue reading » Business intelligence and Nick Gallerani have grown up together at Vermont Federal Credit Union($591.3M, Burlington, VT).Gallerani joined the credit union as a teller after graduating with a finance degree from the University of Vermont in 2014. A few weeks later, he interviewed with chief financial officer Jean Giard to become the credit union’s first data analyst.“Jean articulated that the role was new and did not have many set parameters,” Gallerani says. “She let me know that I would be working closely with management — and every department of the institution — making the position a great opportunity to build my knowledge while helping the credit union in a meaningful way.”And build he did. As the current director of business intelligence, Gallerani oversees an operation that provides data and dashboards that inform decision-making and strategic thinking — including for an upcoming digital transformation — at Vermont Federal. Giard is now president and CEO. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Old Brookville Crash Leaves 1 Dead

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 man who was struck by a car in Old Brookville died over the weekend.Nassau County police said a man was driving an Audi Q5 eastbound on Northern Boulevard when he struck the victim, who was lying in the roadway near the corner of Whitney Lane at 12:32 a.m. on Saturday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately released.Homicide Squad detectives tested the vehicle. They are continuing the investigation but did not charge the driver.last_img read more

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Bridgwater’s fresh catch

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Crossing the great divide

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Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania is COVID-19 Prepared with PPE

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 28, 2020 Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania is COVID-19 Prepared with PPEcenter_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania is prepared with a stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) now and should it be needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming months.PPE includes protective clothing, helmets, gloves, face shields, goggles, facemasks and respirators or other equipment designed to protect the wearer from injury or the spread of infection or illness. It is not the same as cloth or paper masks that people are required to wear when they leave their homes to protect them and those they interact with.“I want all Pennsylvanians to know that the commonwealth is prepared now for battling the ongoing pandemic that is COVID-19 and that preparedness extends to a possible resurgence this fall,” Gov. Wolf said. “There are still many unknowns with this virus, and we can’t control those, but we can control what we know and we know that by being ready with enough PPE, we can protect our health care workers, first responders and other essential workers and not overwhelm our health care system.”To date, the state has distributed close to 5.4 million N95 masks, more than 736,000 gowns, more than 2.75 million procedure masks, close to 7.7 million gloves, close to 1.3 million face shields and a little less than 1 million bottles of hand sanitizer.Last week the governor visited Americhem International, a Middletown-based wholesale distributor of janitorial and sanitizing products that serves a variety of industries, to thank businesses that worked to supply PPE during the pandemic and outlined the myriad efforts undertaken to ensure the commonwealth is and will be prepared for all PPE needs.PPE is necessary to protect health care workers, first responders, those working in long-term living and correctional facilities, and those they care for. It is vital for facilities to have preparedness plans and for the state to assist when needed.“The state, through procurement, sourcing and buying of PPE, is prepared for fall,” Gov. Wolf said. “We have significantly more PPE on hand to assist those who need it than we had prior to COVID-19. We continue to push PPE to those who need and request it and will work to ensure we keep our stockpile filled.“In the early days of the pandemic, this administration took numerous steps to secure sources of PPE to ensure that Pennsylvanians were protected and that our health system was not overwhelmed. Our proactive and ongoing efforts to secure PPE, coupled with the flexibility and ingenuity displayed by Pennsylvania’s business community, helped us secure and allocate PPE. Because of the steps we took, our hospitals were not overburdened, and our medical system was not strained. Now, six months after the virus first appeared in the commonwealth, we can say with confidence that we are prepared to stay safe as we continue to fight this pandemic.”last_img read more

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Improvised gun lands man in jail

first_imgBACOLOD City – Police nabbed a man for illegal possession of firearm in Barangay Old Sagay, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. He was 27-year-old resident Joe Molina, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Sagay City police station. When frisked, the suspect yielded an improvised 12-gauge shotgun and two live bullets which do not have a license.center_img Police officers initially approached Molina after the latter was seen not wearing his face masks. Charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act will be filed against the suspect./PNlast_img read more

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