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Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Theater Debut in Little Shop of Horrors

first_imgAfter Jake Gyllenhaal conquered Broadway in Constellations he’s now making his musical theater debut in Little Shop of Horrors. The Oscar nominee will play Seymour the nerdy florist in the previously announced Encores! Off-Center production. SNL’s Taran Killam is also set to make his musical debut, as the psychotic dentist and romantic rival, Orin Scrivello, and Tony winner Chuck Cooper will voice the blood-thirsty plant. Directed by Dick Scanlan and choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, the cult fave will play July 1 and now two performances on July 2 at City Center.Gyllenhaal made his New York stage debut in If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet and starred in the revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth in London’s West End in 2002. He earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in Brokeback Mountain and his additional film credits include Prisoners, Enemy, Source Code, Love and Other Drugs, End of Watch, Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler and Everest. Killam’s screen credits also include Casual Encounters, The Heat, Grown Ups 2, 12 Years a Slave, How I Met Your Mother, Community, Scrubs and he voices the character of Frantic in the Hulu original animated series The Awesomes. Cooper won the Tony for The Life. His extensive Broadway credits also include Act One, Romeo and Juliet, Finian’s Rainbow and Caroline, or Change.Gyllenhaal, Killam and Cooper join the sci-fi musical’s original headliner Ellen Greene in the production. The tuner has a book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, and follows a hapless florist shop worker who acquires an R&B-singing plant that feeds on human blood. An R&B girl’s trio, The Urchins, provides commentary on the action and will feature Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller.Little Shop is based on Roger Corman’s 1960 black comedy film by the same name and premiered off-off-Broadway in 1982 before moving off-Broadway to the Orpheum Theatre where it played 2,209 performances. It was revived on Broadway in 2003, playing 372 performances at the Virginia Theatre. View Commentslast_img read more

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Sutton Foster Will ‘Be in Audience Members’ Laps’ in Sweet Charity

first_img Baby, dream your dream. Well, Tony winner Sutton Foster is living hers on the stage and screen. On top of Younger’s season three premiere on September 28, she will also appear in her favorite show of all time, Gilmore Girls, when it is revived on Netflix on November 25. The Broadway fave stopped by The Today Show on September 26 and also got us excited for the intimate Sweet Charity revival she’ll be headlining beginning on November 2; the off-Broadway production will run through December 23. According to Foster, she’ll basically be in our laps. Watch the interview below! View Comments Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

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Floyd-ready.

first_imgFood and Safety Scout fields for current disease or insect problems. Knowing current crop stresses can affect harvest decisions after weather damage. Provide ample food and safe water sources for livestock. Secure equipment and lightweight machinery to keep wind from blowing it onto other equipment or structures and causing damage. Check seals and external gaskets on doors and equipment. High winds can force rainwater into tiny cracks and into areas where water can cause rust or other damage. Blowing rain can wet equipment under shelters, so cover that as well. Keep abreast of the latest forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service via NOAA Weather Radio. Review your family disaster plan. Follow the evacuation route set by your local Emergency Management Agency. It’s important to follow the designated routes, since the EMA will have up-to-date information on road conditions and traffic. Notify a relative or friend well away from the coast of your plans. If the family becomes separated, this person can become your family’s link. Fuel your vehicles, and make sure you have some cash and credit cards for evacuation or lodging expenses. Remember the pets. Make sure the shelter accepts them, or use a pet carrier or leash during evacuations. Check for and put away loose objects that can blow away and damage houses. Tie down anything that can’t be moved inside. Board up, tape or place storm shutters on windows and glass doors to prevent flying glass that may cause injury. Get battery-operated lights and a radio and plenty of batteries to power them. Don’t use open flames such as candles. Farm Preparation If normal caution hasn’t already gotten you ready for a hurricane, look closely at Hurricane Floyd. The last thing you want to be when Floyd comes calling is unprepared. “Hurricane Floyd is an extremely dangerous, monster of a storm that could impact all of Georgia,” said state climatologist David Stooksbury. “Even if Georgia doesn’t receive a direct hit from Floyd, severe impacts are very possible.” With 155-mile-per-hour winds and gusts to 190, Floyd is packing torrential rains that could add severe flooding to its damage. Along the Georgia coast, the storm surge is a major risk. “Most people who die in hurricanes drown,” Stooksbury said. “It’s imperative that people living in the coastal counties follow the instructions from their local emergency management agency. Here are some tips that can help you and your family weather the storm. General Preparation For hurricane recovery information, check the World Wide Web page at www.griffin.peachnet.edu/caes/drought/tropical.htm. Turn your refrigerator and freezer up to its highest setting in anticipation of losing power. Pack food in the smallest space you can so it will insulate itself and stay cold longer. If you know the power will be off two or more days, dry ice can keep food cold and safe to eat longer. Reset the controls after the threat of power loss passes. Fill large containers with water for drinking. Flooding can contaminate water supplies, and power outages can leave well pumps useless. Move three days’ worth of nonperishable, canned and ready-to-eat foods for each family member to a safe place. Be sure you have a hand-operated can opener. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher. Electrical shorts or gas line breaks can easily cause fires. In flood or hurricane situations, fire fighters may be unable to reach your home. Check your first aid kit. Make sure you have rubbing alcohol, adhesive bandages, a blanket, antibacterial ointment or cream and material to make a sling or tourniquet. Make certain family members have enough of any prescribed medicines to last them through the storm. Farmers need to take special precautions before storms. Be sure to:last_img read more

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Long Island Blizzard: 2 Feet of Snow Could Blanket Long Island

first_imgIn an early morning TV appearance, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the “the worst is yet to come.” In an interview with NBC New York he announced he would be declaring a state of emergency. That allows the state to more easily move resources around and ban travel on certain roads. The governor did not say if he intends to close any roads on the Island. [UPDATE: Gov. Cuomo declares a state of emergency]The governor also called on residents to stay off the roads, lamenting that he had already seen stranded vehicles and accidents in his travels.“Beside Mother Nature, what we end up dealing with is citizens” traveling in poor conditions, he told NBC New York. “Once cars get stranded, now the road is impassable, the plow can’t pass…now you really have a chaotic situation.”“You should not be on the road, it’s that simple,” he added.In Nassau County, Mangano urged residents to shelter in place. The blizzard, he said, would complicate efforts of plow operators because of expected whiteout conditions. Bellone had the same message for residents in Suffolk.“The roads are treacherous,” he said. “Stay off those roads.”Bellone said the county has already received 60 storm-related calls. He said there had been seven accidents on county roads since the storm hit, but no injuries were reported. Mangano told NBC New York hat there had been 27 accidents. He did not say if any were serious.The storm is expected to intensify as the day goes on, Bellone told reporters. As heavier bands enter the region, snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 3 inches an hour, he said.Plow operators in Suffolk have been batting the storm since midnight. There are currently 275 plows on Suffolk roads, and that number is likely to increase as the day goes on, Bellone said.The massive Nor’easter is threatening much of the mid-Atlantic, with millions of people in its path. Thousands of flights have already been cancelled, including at John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. Long Island MacArthur Airport won’t resume flights again until Sunday afternoon, but departure times vary depending on the airline.Aside from the snowfall, officials all agreed that their biggest concern was potential flooding along the coast. Parts of the Island are also under a coastal flood warning due to the strong winds. The weather service said tides could be more than 3 feet above normal. The agency warned residents in low-lying areas to be aware of rising water levels and “take appropriate action to protect life and property.”As of 8:30 Saturday, a little more than 1,000 PSEG Long Island customers were without power, the utility reported. At one point, more than 13,000 ratepayers were in the dark.The Long Island Rail Road was reporting minor delays on several branches. The LIRR has said it could modify or suspend service depending on snow accumulation and if sustained winds become greater than 39 mph.Snow is expected to taper off late Saturday, forecasters said.Update 1: This article was updated to include new outage information from PSEG Long Island.Update 2: This article was updated to include comments from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Here is our new storm total snow forecast! #WinterstormPosted by US National Weather Service New York NY on Friday, January 22, 2016 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The powerful Nor’easter that forecasters had been warning about for a week finally made its way to Long Island Friday evening, and just as it did, new reports came in indicating potentially higher snowfall amounts then originally predicted.The National Weather Service’s Upton office reported that Long Island could get blanketed with up to two feet of snow—up from earlier predictions of just a foot. LI was still on track to see potentially dangerous 55 mph wind gusts. The agency’s blizzard warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday.During a press conference Saturday morning, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that he had declared a state of emergency, effective at 8 a.m.“We are now getting a direct hit,” Bellone said, adding that the storm was more intense then originally predicted.Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano also announced a state of emergency.last_img read more

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Study predicts increase in British vCJD cases

first_imgMay 26, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – An analysis of thousands of samples of appendix tissue in the United Kingdom (UK) suggests that the number of future cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) disease there could turn out to be higher than expected.In examining tissue samples from thousands of patients who underwent appendectomies and tonsillectomies, researchers found three appendix samples with an accumulation of abnormal prion protein, the misfolded protein associated with the brain-wasting disease. The finding suggests the patients had preclinical cases of vCJD, according to the report in the Journal of Pathology.If the prion protein accumulation predicts vCJD—which is not certain—the finding suggests that about 3,800 young people in Britain may be incubating the disease, the report says. That compares with a recent estimate that only 540 more cases would occur there.Eating meat products from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, is believed to be the cause of vCJD. The emergence of vCJD in Britain in the 1990s followed a large number of BSE cases in British cattle herds starting in the late 1980s. The UK Department of Health reports that 141 people in the UK have died of vCJD, which can be definitely diagnosed only after death.The report by David A. Hilton of Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, UK, and colleagues says that an accumulation of prion protein in the lymphoreticular system has been found in all cases of symptomatic vCJD examined so far. In addition, prion protein was found in appendix tissue from two patients before the onset of vCJD symptoms, according to an earlier report.To look for signs of a large vCJD epidemic, the authors examined appendix and tonsil samples from 16,703 patients across Britain. The study included 14,964 appendix specimens, mostly from patients in their 20s (the age-group at highest risk for vCJD), and 1,739 tonsil specimens from patients of all ages.The investigators used an immunohistochemistry technique involving monoclonal antibodies to detect abnormal prion protein in the samples. About 25% of the samples were excluded from the final analysis because they didn’t contain enough lymphoid tissue. None of the tonsil samples tested positive for abnormal prion protein, but 3 out of 12,674 appendix samples did.If the findings are a reliable sign of preclinical vCJD, “the estimated prevalence of vCJD based on these three positive samples in 12,674 tested will be 237 infections per million population” (95% confidence interval [CI], 49 to 692 per million), the report states. The best estimate based on this is that 3,808 Britons between the ages of 10 and 30 (who accounted for 83% of the sample) are incubating vCJD, the article says.The pattern of staining seen in one of the three samples was similar to that seen previously in appendix tissue from two patients who later fell ill with vCJD. In the other two cases the staining pattern differed somewhat from that seen in previous known cases. If only the one case with the similar pattern is considered to predict the disease, the estimated prevalence of preclinical cases is 79 per million people, the report says. “In contrast to these high estimates, clinical case numbers remain at a much lower level and have been declining since 2000,” the authors note.The report says it is not certain that the accumulation of prion protein in lymphoid tissue is a true marker of preclinical vCJD. The phenomenon has not been seen in any other disease, but there are some possible alternative explanations for it, they write. No further investigation of the positive cases was possible, because the study was designed to keep the patients anonymous.People with subclinical vCJD could pose a risk to others because the disease can be transmitted via surgical instruments and possibly by blood transfusions, the article says. “Our findings therefore reinforce the importance of recent steps taken by the Department of Health to reduce these potential risks,” it states. The findings also point to a need for prospective screening of tissue from tonsillectomies, the authors write.Hilton DA, GhaniAC, Conyers L, et al. Prevalence of lymphoreticular prion protein accumulation in UK tissue samples. J Pathol 2004;early online publication [Abstract]last_img read more

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World leaders warn coronavirus could roll back progress for women

first_imgAs vulnerable members of society, particularly in poorer countries, women are likely to take a big economic hit and have a hard time recovering, said Clark.Several leaders said community-level interventions are the best solution, such as a campaign in Senegal to distribute food and information about health resources to women working in markets.”If it is small, it is still important,” said Awa Marie Coll-Seck, minister of state to the president of Senegal.President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia urged countries to look for innovative solutions.”Traditional tools are not sufficient. Therefore let us try to do things differently, reach out more at grassroots level,” said Kaljulaid.”If something positive can stem from this pandemic at all, it is the wider acceptance of the importance of global communal goods … and supporting the weakest in society, the children, adolescents and women,” she said. Topics : “We are hearing stories from the front lines of the immunizations not being able to be done, the pregnancy services not there, the sexual health and reproductive health services generally not there,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.”It doesn’t have to be like this, but there’s not currently enough global solidarity.”The United Nations estimates the pandemic could cause 7 million unwanted pregnancies over the next six months as women lose access to contraception and reproductive health care.Child deaths are expected to spike by up to 6,000 per day due to reductions in routine services such as postnatal check-ups and vaccines, which could mark an increase in the under-5 death rate for the first time in decades, according to the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF).center_img Coronavirus is threatening to undo recent gains made toward gender equality as millions of women and girls are predicted to have unwanted pregnancies and fall into poverty, world leaders said on Thursday.A “wake-up call” is needed to protect women’s and children’s rights amid the pandemic, said the president of Estonia and former prime minister of New Zealand who held a virtual summit with leaders from Canada, Costa Rica and Senegal and United Nations officials.”We’ve all come together because none of us are prepared to stand by and see this pandemic erode the significant progress that has been made on the health and rights of women and children and adolescents,” said Helen Clark, who served as prime minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008.last_img read more

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New Farm character home snapped up in no time

first_imgThis art deco house at 26 Griffith St, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au. This art deco house at 26 Griffith St, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house was built in 1925 and sits on a 587 sqm block in one of New Farm’s prestigious river streets.Named ‘Alexandria’, the home is full of historical features including leadlight windows, wood panelling, polished timber floors and decorative light fittings.The median house price in New Farm is $1.6 million, according to property analysis firm CoreLogic.It comes as new research reveals more than half of homeowners spend less than an hour inspecting a house before they buy it.A survey of 1000 property owners by ME Bank found 58 per cent spent less than 60 minutes checking out the house they then went on to buy. This art deco house at 26 Griffith St, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.A BUYER with a serious case of FOMO has spent $2 million on a house in a sought-after inner Brisbane suburb after just half an hour of laying eyes on it.Nabbing a home in New Farm is now so difficult, it took just six days and a super quick inspection for this art deco gem at 26 Griffith Street. to be snapped up.The buyer had been looking at another property in Paddington when she stumbled across the online listing of the character home. This art deco house at 26 Griffith St, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Selling agent Ivo Kornel of Belle Property said he got a call from her asking to view the New Farm house that night.After inspecting it for just half an hour, Mr Kornel said the buyer signed the contract on the spot.He would not disclose the exact sale price, but said it was around $2 million. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThis art deco house at 26 Griffith St, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.Mr Kornel said he sold more properties north of $3 million in the New Farm/Teneriffe area last year than ever before.“I think entry level now would have to be $1.4 to $1.5 million in a half decent spot in New Farm,” he said.“There is just no stock around.” FIRE SAFETY WARNING FOR BRISBANE MUST READ IF YOU’VE EVER LOST YOUR KEYS UPGRADE ON THE WAY FOR AIRBNB last_img read more

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Public able to comment on high-rise brothel

first_imgNZ Herald 25 Feb 2012Controversial plans for New Zealand’s first high-rise tower brothel on the site of a historic hotel got a rough ride through Auckland Council yesterday, resulting in the public being able to object. Wellington’s John and Michael Chow wanted to keep official processing of their 15-level brothel out of the public arena so no one could object. But councillor Cameron Brewer said plans for the block, to be built at the intersection of Federal St and Victoria St West, were out for full public comment and he expects a strong level of interest….Mr Brewer said yesterday his move was not based on any moral objections. “The motion was that the public be given an opportunity, given the unique nature and the fact that this was a former heritage site,” he said. “There was unanimous backing.”FeedbackDirect public feedback on the brothel to Resource Consents, Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland or online at the resource consent section of www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nzhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10787918last_img read more

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Serie A picks June 13 as return date from covid-19 suspension

first_img After a videoconference with all 20 clubs on Wednesday, a large majority selected June 13 as the resumption date over the other option, June 20. The Italian top flight still requires government approval before it can officially confirm play will resume on June 13. “Regarding the resumption of sporting activity, the date of June 13 June for the resumption of the championship was indicated, in accordance with government decisions and in accordance with the medical protocols for the protection of players and all professionals,” a statement from Serie A said. Serie A has been on hiatus since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Italy one of the countries hardest hit by the virus. With teams in Serie A having returned to individualised training, government minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed on Wednesday that teams have now been cleared for group training starting on Monday. Serie A clubs have selected June 13 as the date the league is set to return from its coronavirus suspension. Loading… “A few minutes ago I received a letter from the president of the FIGC [Italian Football Federation] [Gabriele] Gravina, in which he announced that the FIGC had accepted all the comments of the Scientific Technical Committee, readjusting the protocol allowing without other difficulties to resume training from May 18,” Spadafora said. Serie A also confirmed in a statement that all TV rights holders will be complying with payment deadlines, an important step as the league looks to avoid a major financial crisis. “The Assembly of the Serie A League met today with all the companies present and connected via video conference. Serie A reiterates, in the relationship with the licensees of the audiovisual rights 2018 through 2021, the need to comply with the payment deadlines set by contracts to maintain a constructive relationship with them,” the statement read. Juventus currently lead the Serie A table by just one point ahead of Lazio, with Inter in third place, nine points behind Juve. read also:Serie A: French star returns to Juventus today The Bundesliga will be the first major European league to return from its coronavirus suspension, as the German top flight gets set to resume play on Saturday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketMesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Showslast_img read more

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Greenwood admits to ‘poor judgment’ after inhaling laughing gas

first_img Greenwood apologised for his actions and said he has been made aware of the health risks associated with the practice, and urged others not to follow his example.Advertisement Mason Greenwood has apologised and admitted to “poor judgement” after “historical pictures” of him inhaling laughing gas emerged. The 18-year-old Manchester United forward appeared to inhale nitrous oxide from a balloon in a video, reportedly filmed a number of weeks ago, which was shared on social media platform Snapchat. Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of America5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “I have now been made aware of the health risks associated with this practice and accept that even trying it, as shown in these historical pictures, was poor judgement on my part. I strongly urge others not to follow my example,” he said in a statement. read also:Breach of rules: Icelandic lady weeps for Foden, Greenwood. “As an 18-year-old I am learning all the time, however, this week I have also learned that I will be judged to a higher standard because of my career as a footballer and I must respect that in future. I am determined to repay the faith shown in me by my manager and coaches.” He was sent home from the England squad last week after he and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 20, breached quarantine rules while on international duty in Iceland. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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