Heathers Will Shutter Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Heathers: The Musical Directed by Andy Fickman and featuring music, lyrics and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, Heathers brings the 1988 cult classic film to the stage. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Related Shows The current cast of Heathers also includes Cait Fairbanks, Katie Ladner, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Tony winner Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney, Michelle Duffy, Dan Domenech, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz and Dustin Sullivan. You’ve not got long to take in the pâté and slushies on offer at New World Stages. After some recent backstage drama, Heathers, the off-Broadway musical based on the 1988 classic cult film, will shutter on August 4. At time of closing, the tuner will have played 17 previews and 145 regular performances. The show currently stars Charissa Hogeland as Veronica, Dave Thomas Brown as J.D. and Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Kristolyn Lloyd as the Heathers.last_img read more

National Cycling Center Breaks Ground

first_img“It’s best just to commit,” says cyclist Kim Deacon, discussing the art of riding the high-banked walls of velodromes. “You look up at the banked walls and you think there’s no way you’re going to be able to ride that thing. You crank it up and you hang on to the side of the track just by centrifugal force. It’s amazing.”Velodromes are cycling tracks with 42-degree banked walls. They’re popular in Europe, but almost non-existent in the Southeast. That’s about to change.Construction begins this month on the U.S. Cycling Center in Rock Hill, S.C., which will host world-class facilities for five different cycling disciplines on a 1,000-acre site situated on the edge of the Catawba River. The center will offer seven miles of singletrack, a permanent cyclocross track, a 1.5-mile paved criterium course, a BMX Supercross track, and a 250-meter concrete velodrome.“There’s nothing else like this in the country,” says Spencer Leudner, the co-founder of Cycling Center Partners, a citizen-based group supporting the project.The city council of Rock Hill, located thirty minutes south of Charlotte, N.C., recently voted to move forward with the $5 million project using bonds from the recovery package, which they’ll pay back over several years through hospitality taxes. Rock Hill council members are convinced that a comprehensive cycling center will attract two-wheelers and their wallets.According to current plans, the National Cycling Center will be the heart of a comprehensive housing and retail development on the riverside site. The proposed village and park will also include boat launches on the Catawba River, a piece of the growing Carolina Thread Trail, and a climbing wall.See more pictures of what the cycling center will look like here.last_img read more

Embraer-Boeing Agreement to Build KC-390 Military Transport Plane

first_img Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer and its U.S. competitor Boeing agreed on June 26 to share technical knowledge and market analysis for the development of Embraer’s KC-390 military transport plane. Embraer hopes to capitalize on Boeing’s vast knowledge of the world military transportation market, including its experience in the development of the Boeing C-17, said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, president of Embraer’s defense and security unit, after signing the agreement with his counterpart from Boeing. “Boeing has extensive experience in military transport and in-flight refueling aircraft, as well as profound knowledge of the potential markets for the KC-390,” Aguiar added at a press conference. Defense, Space and Security president Dennis Muilenburg, said that the C-17, a large military transport aircraft used by the air forces of several countries, and the KC-390 “fit together perfectly.” “Our goal is to look for new opportunities to expand the market for the KC-390 and make it as successful worldwide as the C-17 has been,” he added. The collaboration between two of the world’s leading airplane manufacturers consists in sharing technical information and joint analysis of market prospects for the KC-390. “It will be a partnership between equals that does not involve payment, with both sides contributing resources,” Aguiar said. The agreement follows the commitment signed by both companies in April to share technology in the areas of aircraft efficiency and manufacturing, as well as for more research on biofuels. Boeing and Embraer are currently collaborating on the development of aviation biofuels, including one derived from sugarcane. In April 2009, Embraer obtained a contract with the Brazilian Air Force to deliver 23 KC-390 planes over seven years for 1.3 billion dollars. The new KC-390 with two turbofan engines, which can be refueled in flight and will be used to supply fuel to other aircraft in flight, as well as for search-and-rescue missions, is expected to make its first flight in 2014, and enter service in late 2015. The plane is the largest model to be built by the Brazilian aerospace industry. It can carry 84 military personnel and the cargo cabin can be adapted to carry sick or injured patients on medical evacuation missions. Brazil, the Latin American country with the greatest political and economic weight and currently the sixth-largest economy in the world, will soon make a decision on a contract for 36 fighter planes for its Air Force, valued at 4 to 7 billion dollars. Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters are competing for the contract against the Rafale fighters manufactured by French firm Dassault and the Gripens manufactured by Swedish firm Saab. Brazil seeks to promote its domestic arms industry and insists on technology transfer in all its defense agreements. Washington D.C., meanwhile, has announced that it will reopen bidding for 20 AT-29 Super Tucano planes destined for the Afghan Armed Forces. Embraer and its U.S. partner Sierra Nevada won that bid in December, but the U.S. Air Force canceled the agreement in February, following protests by their U.S. rival Hawker Beechcraft Corp. Boeing has had a presence in Brazil for 80 years and has sold commercial planes to Brazilian airlines since the 1960s. By Dialogo June 29, 2012last_img read more

Voter id card the main concern at peaceful protest

first_img Share 42 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNewsPolitics Voter id card the main concern at peaceful protest by: – June 29, 2011 Several supporters of the United Workers Party converged outside of the Dominica Water & Sewage Company Limited to protest against what they refer to as an illegal Prime Minister and government.The Leader of the United Workers Party Mr. Ron Green announced at a meeting in the St. Joseph Constituency on Monday evening that they would boycott this session of the Parliament where the budget for the financial year 2011/ 2012 would be presented and stage a peaceful protest.The purpose of this protest was to stand against the decision not to implement voter identifcation cards in Dominica as the United Workers Party members are of the view that this would help reduce the inflated voter list.Many of the supporters at this morning’s protest were seen with placards while others chanted “voters id cards now” with whistles.[album id= 41 template =extend][vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25788422[/vimeo][vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25789805[/vimeo]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Sr. Mary Stella Gampfer O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Mary Stella Gampfer, age 81 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at the convent.  Born February 25, 1938 in Covington, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Rose (Nee: Goeke) and Charles Gampfer.The second of three children of Charles and Rose, the family moved across the river to Cincinnati when she was young.  She attended St. Bernard School at Winton Place where she became acquainted with the Oldenburg Franciscans and began her interest in religious life.The family would move to the suburb of Norwood and where she met the Srs. of the Precious Blood order, but kept in contact with the Franciscans she met in grade school.  The family’s parish was served by Franciscan Friars so her interest in the Franciscans continued to grow.  Following graduation, she entered the convent, which was delayed by her mother being ill.  Her mother died the following year.  Her father would eventually remarry and two more sons were added to the Gampfer family.Sr. Mary Stella earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marian University and a Master’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame.  In her early years she taught at schools in Evansville and Oldenburg Indiana as well as Cincinnati and Middletown in Ohio.  She also held the position of Directress of the Aspirancy at the Motherhouse for four years, along with instructing Novices and Postulants in English and history.  In 1974, Sr. Mary Stella became an instructor of English at Marian University in Indianapolis and was made Assistant Professor of the English Department in 1979.  She would hold that position until her retirement in 2015.  Other duties included teaching writing and literature courses, overseeing the university’s Fioretti (a student led literary and visual arts journal released yearly) as well as coordinating the annual Student Recognition Dinner and Awards Program.Sr. Mary Stella is survived by brothers David, Joseph and Terrance Gampfer, all of Ohio.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Charles Gampfer.  Visitation is Tuesday, April 16th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Leopold Keffler O.F.M. officiating and burial in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

AG Curtis Hill says Indiana State Egg Board lacks authority to regulate online ‘farmers markets’ as retailers

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Egg Board has no authority to regulate as retailers third-party websites that facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers of eggs, according to Attorney General Curtis Hill in an advisory opinion issued recently.Attorney General Hill issued the opinion following an inquiry from the Indiana State Egg Board regarding an online business called Market Wagon that enables customers to connect with local agricultural producers.Although Market Wagon maintains physical warehouses, all transactions for eggs between vendors and customers occur online, and Market Wagon itself never assumes ownership of the eggs. After a vendor fulfills the customer’s order, the vendor brings the order, sealed and labeled, to Market Wagon’s warehouse. The vendor then places the order in a customer’s designated tote for customer pick-up or delivery.State law requires a permit to sell eggs at a farmers market, Attorney General Hill noted, but the law’s concept of a farmers market does not include the online platform currently offered by Market Wagon.“The board’s statutory and regulatory provisions were not designed to address e-commerce,” Attorney General Hill said. “For the board to regulate in this area, there would likely need to be legislative changes to extend the board’s authority.”Courts have held that websites that offer online marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay, are not sellers of the products. The fact that a business such as Market Wagon collects money from the customer at the time of purchase does not make it a seller, Attorney General Hill said, because its share of the money is collected as a fee for providing access to its online marketplace rather than for the eggs themselves.The Indiana State Egg Board does retain regulatory oversight over the egg vendors who use Market Wagon’s services, Attorney General Hill said.last_img read more

Police not close to finding my missing mum in 10 weeks — Siasia

first_imgRelatedPosts Siasia: I need help over my mum’s kidnap Siasia’s mother: Kidnappers demand N700m ransom  Siasia’s mother: Kidnappers demand N150m ransom Former Nigeria coach and player, Samson Siasia, said he is still in the dark as to the whereabouts of his abducted mother.Ogere Siasia, 76, and two others have been held captive since they were seized in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria, 10 weeks ago.But Siasia said the police are no closer to finding her.“The police said it’s been difficult to track the kidnappers, but my great concern is that my mother is very sick,” Siasia told BBC Sport.“For someone who is unwell to be held against her will is not only callous, but heartbreaking and sad.“So, I can only keep appealing to these guys to please let my mother go. I would like for the government or whoever is capable to help me bring my mother back.”It’s the second time in four years that Mrs. Siasia has been kidnapped after she was held by gunmen for 12 days, before her release back in November 2015.Although the Bayelsa State Police said they are currently trying to rescue her unharmed, the former Nantes and Lokeren striker said he is a broken man who needs the support of a nation he served.“What more can I do but plead for assistance from the government, police and my country that I served as a player and coach,” he said.“My mother is seriously sick and this bothers me a lot. I don’t know where or who to turn to at this point.“I’ve not had a job for three years, battling with a FIFA ban appeal and to have my sick mother in the hands of kidnappers, I just feel extremely tired.” Tags: Ogere Siasialast_img read more

Allardyce backed by Hurst

first_img All in all it has been a pre-season to forget, with Hurst aware that the loss of Carroll will be a hard obstacle to overcome. “They’ve had a bit of a blow with Andy Carroll getting injured,” he said. “They missed him badly last year and I think some of the struggles were down to the fact that the guy didn’t play. “When he got fit towards the end of the season we picked up some good results and got ourselves out of trouble.” Ecuador’s World Cup star Enner Valencia and former Birmingham forward Mauro Zarate have been brought in to provide competition in attack, whilst Diego Poyet, Aaron Cresswell and Cheikhou Kouyate have also signed for the Hammers. Those additions have excited Hurst, who said: “I’m very much for the continuity of keeping him there. It makes sense to me. “He’s made a couple of signings so we need to see how they fit in and they’re still in the market for another striker to replace Andy Carroll.” That hunt for a new forward has seen the Hammers linked with the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Peter Crouch – whilst a bid for Sunderland’s Connor Wickham was rejected. Sakho looked destined to move to east London but the 24-year-old who fired the French side to the Ligue 2 title last season will now stay put. Metz accused West Ham of altering their offer at the last minute having allowed Sakho to undergo a medical with the Barclays Premier League side and will assess their options in response to the breakdown of the deal. “The English club unilaterally decided to propose a loan deal with an option to purchase instead of a permanent deal, which does not correspond to FC Metz’s expectations and contradicts all the terms that had been agreed last week between the two clubs,” a statement on their official website read. “FC Metz regret this clear lack of respect, which is unacceptable, from West Ham towards FC Metz and also the player. “As a result, FC Metz reserve the right to approach the international sport court and assert their rights and defend their interests. FC Metz had released Diafra Sakho from his professional duties during matchday 1 of the Ligue 1 championship by giving him leave to take a medical in England to complete the last stage of the deal.” With fans calling for Allardyce’s head towards the end of last season after perceived drab performances and negative tactics, co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold opted against replacing the 59-year-old over the summer. Since then it has been a challenging pre-season for Allardyce and the club – starting when record signing Andy Carroll returned home from a tour of New Zealand for an operation on an ankle injury which has ruled him out for up to four months. Loanee Carl Jenkinson also suffered a hamstring injury on his debut, Ravel Morrison has been charged with assault on his ex-girlfriend and her mother and Sullivan has come out with quotes which have undermined Allardyce’s position. French side Metz have now accused West Ham of underhanded transfer tactics in a move for Diafra Sakho, with a threat of further action against the club lingering. Many fans remain convinced Allardyce is not the man to lead the club forward to their Olympic Stadium move in two years but Hurst believes the Hammers have the perfect manager in place as Allardyce heads into his fourth season in charge at Upton Park. “I’m very much in the camp of wanting to keep Sam Allardyce,” the England World Cup winner told Sky Sports. “We need to improve the team, there’s no doubt about that. He hasn’t got a great side but the way I see it if he can keep us mid-table then that’s a fantastic job. “It’s crazy that there’s pressure on Sam Allardyce before the season has started but that’s football. “They haven’t had a particularly good pre-season but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Down the years at West Ham, we have had good results after not doing well in pre-season and we’ve had poor years after making a good start so it doesn’t mean a lot.” A narrow 3-2 victory over Sampdoria on Saturday was West Ham’s only win inside 90 minutes during a pre-season which took in a tour of New Zealand. Sam Allardyce continues to have his future as West Ham manager questioned but he has found an ally in former Hammers and England striker Sir Geoff Hurst. Press Associationlast_img read more

GSA girls fall to Mattanawcook in regional tennis final

first_img Bio Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ORONO — For a team that just lost the Class C Northern Maine girls’ tennis championship on a rainy Tuesday morning, the George Stevens Academy Eagles didn’t seem too gloomy.“I certainly wasn’t expecting this when the season started,” GSA coach Tim Farrar said. “It’s better to win, but it was good to get here.”No. 2-ranked GSA lost to the top-seeded Mattanawcook Lynx 4-1 at the University of Maine. The teams did not meet during the regular season, which made the matchup unpredictable.“We knew nothing,” Farrar said, adding that GSA (12-3) and Mattanawcook (13-2) did not even face common opponents.George Stevens Academy senior Abby Frost won the Eagles’ only match, defeating Orono’s Ava Broderick 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3 at Tuesday’s Class C Northern Maine championship. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt third singles, Abby Frost scored GSA’s only point with a 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3 win over Ava Broderick in a match that lasted well over two hours.“My idol is Serena Williams,” said Frost, a senior. “I’ve watched so many matches where she has been down in the first set, and then she just is able to mentally revive herself.”Frost did just that, even when it started raining during their final set.Farrar attributed Frost’s success to her consistency.“It’s about whoever makes the fewest mistakes,” Farrar said, “who can keep the ball in play.”Mattanawcook took an early 2-0 lead, with first doubles team Abby Morrison and Paige Hesseltine defeating GSA’s Hunter Morris and Tatianna Heggestad 6-3, 6-0, and the second doubles team of Sydney Morrison and Katey Libby beating Juliana Allen and Grace Hyland 6-2, 6-2.Lynx top seed Ali Hardy clinched the title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Erin Niehoff to give Mattanawcook a 3-0 lead. Natalie Tilton edged Lindsay Nevin 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 for the Lynx’s fourth and final win. The title is Mattanawcook’s first since 2000.As for the Eagles, Farrar and Frost both said that, at the beginning of the season, they didn’t expect to make it to the regional final.Throughout the regular season, GSA notched a rare win over Ellsworth and nearly topped Mount Desert Island — both Class B teams.“I had no idea we would even make it to this point,” Frost said. “We’re just really proud of how far we’ve made it.”Mental resilience appeared to be a strength for the Eagles both on the court and off. One GSA player demonstrated this after their loss when she interjected a suggested interview question for her coach.“Ask him where we’re going for lunch,” she said.George Stevens Academy’s Lindsay Nevin focuses on the ball in her Class C North quarterfinal match against Orono’s Elise Kenny on Thursday. Nevin won 6-0, 6-0, and GSA edged Orono 3-2 to advance to the semifinals. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSlast_img read more

Nagamootoo to open Commonwealth Games Federation meeting of the Americas

first_img… Partnership, governance and Gold Coast Games among issues to be discussedAPPROXIMATELY 20 countries will gather in Guyana over the weekend, for the Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF) meeting of the Americas, hosted by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA).President of the CGF, Louise Martin, is expected for the two-day event which will start with a workshop from 09:00hrs on Saturday at the GOA’s new headquarters at Liliendaal. The group will focus and discuss the exploration of partnerships with other sport bodies, governance and have an overview of the Commonwealth Games Federation through 2022.Steve Ninvalle, the event’s Media Liaison confirmed that acting President Moses Nagamootoo will declare the meeting opening on Sunday at 09:30hrs, with Dr George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, who also holds the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, joining United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Guyana and Suriname representative Sylvie Fouet as guest speakers.Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise MartinAccording to Ninvalle, Sunday’s meeting will deal with a number of issues, where the CFG Americas group will hear from the Regional Anti-Doping Agency (RADO) and more importantly, representatives from Gold Coast; the host for next year’s Commonwealth Games.The 21st (XXI) Commonwealth Games will be held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, April 4-15, 2018. It is the fifth time Australia will be hosting the Commonwealth Games.The Commonwealth Games (known as the British Empire Games 1930–1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1954–1966, and British Commonwealth Games from (1970–1974) is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.The event was first held in 1930, and, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, which were cancelled due to World War II, has taken place every four years since then. The most recent Commonwealth Games took place in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.last_img read more