Weekend Poll: Which Tabloid Star Should Join Broadway’s Chicago?

first_imgHotcha! Chicago, now in its 19th year on Broadway, is celebrating another momentous milestone this weekend—the Tony-winning revival is surpassing Cats to become the second longest-running show in Broadway history! A whole slew of Chicago alums are returning to celebrate on November 23, including original stars Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey, as well as John O’Hurley, Marilu Henner and Michelle Williams. Tons of celebrities have done stints in Chicago over the years, but isn’t it time a real-life tabloid star stepped into the cellblock? So meta! Cast your vote for your favorite tabloid sensation below. View Comments Chicago Related Shows from $49.50last_img read more

Peanut Crop

first_imgPeanut acreage may have reduced in 2013 but the high-quality nut being planted remains the same.Due in large part to research conducted by University of Georgia scientists on the Tifton campus, in particular the development of the Georgia-06G variety, Georgia peanuts yielded an astounding 4,430 pounds per acre last year. Those high yields came on the heels of 2012’s state record of 4,580 per acre. The high yields were produced on 430,000 acres, down 41.5 percent from 2012.UGA Extension peanut economist Nathan Smith attributes the high yields to a variety of factors. “I think it’s a combination of variety, management and weather that really helped us produce those second best yields,” Smith said.Georgia-O6G is a high-yielding peanut cultivar developed in Tifton by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The variety was released in 2006. According to Smith, Georgia-06G is the most common peanut variety produced. “Its yield potential is a lot better than what growers have grown before,” he said.Smith said proper management played a key role as well, as farmers were able to overcome wet weather most of last summer. They were also benefited from good harvest weather, which allowed the peanut crop to be harvested in a timely fashion.“Being able to harvest at the right time, not too early and, particularly, not too late, improves yield and quality,” Smith said.Despite high yields being produced, peanut prices are still hovering around the $425 per ton mark, far below the $500 per ton level farmers crave and were able to achieve a couple of years ago. Much of the price decline is linked to a decline in exports to China, which is importing the bulk of its peanut crop from India.“It would help if they were buying again this year but they aren’t right now,” Smith said. “We’re still seeing strong exports, it’s just not to China. We’re competitive with Europe, and we’re still seeing strong exports to our No. 1 customers; Canada and Mexico.”Peanut production is supposed to be king in Southwest Georgia but prices are not living up to those lofty standards.“We have an overabundance of peanuts so the peanut prices are not great,” said Rome Ethredge, UGA Extension agent for Seminole County. “2013 was a tough year, mostly because we had so much rain in July. It hurt our crops,” he said. “We didn’t have the top yields like we had in 2012. Prices aren’t great but if we can make top yields (in 2014), then that will help the bottom line.”Smith expects acreage to increase this year by about 15 percent with farmers bringing peanuts back into their crop rotations.last_img read more

East Hampton Man Dies in Possible Drowning

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 45-year-old man died after being pulled from the water in his hometown of East Hampton on Sunday evening.East Hampton Town Police said two men saw James A. Weber collapse in the water at Sammy’s Beach in Three Mile Harbor at 7 p.m.The men swam from nearby Maidstone Park to the victim, who they pulled from the water.Weber was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death is being investigated as a possible drowning.East Hampton police ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-537-7575.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events November 13-19

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bam Margera & Fuckface UnstoppableThe Jackass star is on tour with his hard-partying, hardcore punk-mania band Fuckface Unstoppable. Each show is a unique, unpredictable event where the musicians come out with vodka bottles in hand and ready to rock like uncaged animals. The audience is invited to lose their ever-lovin’ minds along with the band whose musical talent is certainly apparent, but comes a distant second to the depravity they let loose on stage. With opening acts Polkadot Cadaver, Howitzer, Ashes in the Sky, As Days Fade and Nexus Canvas. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13.BoxingGet ready to rumble when Tommy “The Razor” Rainone of Rockville Centre faces Carl “The Assassin” McNickles of Chicago in a 10-round match for the USBO Welterweight title. Undercard boxers include Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan, an Irishman who will be fighting in his first US bout, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano of Puerto Rico and Hasim Rahman Jr., who will be making his pro debut. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $50-$150. 7 p.m. Nov. 13.Don’t Look NowA rare screening of Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 movie about a couple who travel to Venice to overcome a tragic loss only to find themselves caught in a startling labyrinth of fear and passion. Following the screening, the guest speaker, film historian Royal Brown, will discuss the film’s significance. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.Meghan TrainorIf you haven’t been able to get the song “All About the Bass” out of your head for the last three weeks, stop fighting it. Give into the catchy beat and addictive chorus when this breakout singer performs with a host of hot new artists. She is joined by Bebe Rexha (“I Can’t Stop Drinking About You”), Jacquie Lee, the 17-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist who delivers confessional ballads with a deeply touching voice, Nick Tangorra and the Brady Brothers. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Whitman Family Bible UnveilingThe family bible used by iconic poet Walt Whitman was donated to local historians by Natalie Swertfager Pearson, whose late husband, Walter Whitman Swertfager, was the direct descendant of the writer’s sister, Mary Elizabeth, who received the Bible from Walt as a Christmas gift in 1878. Inside, Walt had inscribed all their immediate family births, marriages and deaths up to that time. This event will commemorate its donation and unveiling. Music, a Whitman impersonator, refreshments and tours accompany the event. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. waltwhitman.org Free. 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Lil Jon at The Emporium in Patchogue. (Photo: Lil Jon/Facebook)Lil JonThe Atlanta-based rapper, producer and DJ will get crunksters shaking their butts from the window to the wall when he performs his biggest hits, including “Get Low” and his latest, “Turn Down for What.” Warming up the crowd will be Carlos Melange. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. Theemporiumny.com $40. 10 p.m. Nov. 13.The Daniel Bennett GroupA CD release party for this critically-acclaimed New York saxophonist and his band, debuting their newest album, Clockhead Goes to Camp. Insite Magazine calls Bennett’s music, “refreshingly capricious and trippy.” The Village Voice raves, “saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that’s buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich’s pastoral repetition.” The Boston Herald describes Bennett’s music as “exploratory folk-jazz hybrid.” Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St., Huntington. thehuntingtonlibrary.org Free. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.Frank Caliendo  Fans of MADtv, Fox NFL Sunday and his former show, Frank TV on TBS, know this comic as the master of more than 120 impersonations. The Chicago-native also appeared in the 2007 movie, The Comebacks, which is what he is doing with his act—taking it on the road. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$62.50. 8 p.m.  Nov. 14. The Hit MenThe Hit MenIf you want to experience the hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s as you first heard them on the radio, then you won’t want to miss The Hitmen because these talented musicians put their heart and soul into making those sounds possible. Lee Shapiro, Gerry Polci, Jimmy Ryan, Larry Gates and Russ Velazquez are the boys in the band with resumes that include working with the likes of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons, Barry Manilow, Cat Stevens, Elton John, Phoebe Snow, Carole King, Janis Ian, Sting, The Ramones, Paula Abdul and Luther Vandross. On stage their performances are spot-on, their energy is high, and they are doing what they love, bringing these great songs back to life right before your eyes and ears. Midas would be jealous because The Hitmen are solid gold! The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East main St., Patchogue. Patchoguetheatre.com $42. 8 p.m. Nov. 14.Cranberry FestivalTaste traditional Native American foods made with cranberries, see and touch cranberry plants, decorate fabrics with cranberry dye, among other related activities. Additional fee for theater performance of Native American songs and stories. All ages welcome. Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. licm.org Free with museum admission. 12-4 p.m. Nov. 15-16.Carl PalmerThis drummer has thrilled fans for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $55-$60. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.Natalie Cole will be performing at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts in Brookville. (Photo: Natalie Cole/Facebook)Natalie ColeThe Grammy award-winning soulful daughter of the legendary Nat King Cole will be performing her R&B hits. Will she sing her standards from the ’70s, her pop from the ’80s, or the ballads from the ’90s that she recorded to her late father’s timeless voice? One thing is certain: the performance will be “Unforgettable.” Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIO Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $530$128. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.StyxThis multi-platinum-selling band’s self-described mission to conquer the planet, one venue at a time, remains solidly on track. Put rock ‘n roll legends Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips together (along with the occasional surprise appearance by the original bassist Chuck Panozzo) on stage together, and their power is unstoppable. When they get rolling and their freak flag is flowing, they’ll blow the roof off with their classic rock standards like “Come Sail Away,” “Lady” and “Mr. Roboto.” You know what we say? Don’t let it end! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $45-$255. 8 p.m. Nov. 14-15.Steve HackettThis guitarist for seminal prog rock band Genesis is playing all the band’s hits, including “The Musical Box,” “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” and “Supper’s Ready,” as his world tour stops on Long Island. Aside from the classics, he’s also been performing some of the gems he had to sacrifice. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$75. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.Emblem3This Washington-based pop/rock/reggae trio got their start on The X Factor before releasing their debut album, Nothing to Lose, featuring the hit single, “Chloe (You’re the One I Want.).” Opening the show is Spencer Sutherland & Lion In The Mane. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$49.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. American Brass QuintetThis foursome, dubbed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass,” will perform as part of the inaugural season of Concerts by the Pond. St. John’s Church, 1670 New York 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. stjohnscoldspringharbor.org $20. 3 p.m. Nov. 16.Spank! – The Fifty Shades ParodyWhile fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (every single soccer mom we know) eagerly await the film adaptation of the books to hit theaters this February, they can satiate themselves with Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody. This hilarious spoof puts the story of Innocent Ana and Mr. Dangerous to music. Written and directed by Jim Millan, who contributed to The Kids in the Hall, Larry King Standing Up, Marijuanalogues with Tommy Chong and Mythbusters Live, this is a perfect girls’ night out that promises plenty of laughs to hold you over until February, when the movie drops. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.  Rupert Wates Trio It’s a night of Jazz-inspired folk music headlined by the critically acclaimed Wates. The opening act, Toby Tobias Ensemble, is a Long Island-based band, under the direction of South African-born guitarist and composer, Toby Tobias. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East main St., Patchogue. Patchoguetheatre.com $10. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18.Buddy GuyTalk about a living legend, Buddy Guy is the highest ranking master of Chicago blues. America is lucky to have him. A member of Muddy Waters’ band and a session stalwart at Chess Records, he’s influenced generations of guitarists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born in Lettsworth, Louisianna, he moved north in 1957, going up the Mississippi River, carrying the music of the delta in his DNA. When he hit the clubs of the Windy City, aided by the likes of Junior Wells, he literally made “Something From Nothing,” the title of another great song he wrote. See for yourself one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 greatest guitarists of all time.” With Matt Anderson The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$65. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.“From Broadway to the Met”Performing music from the American Song Book will be vocalist Cheryl Spielman, who will be accompanied by accordionist Dominic Karcic. La Villini Restaurant, 288 Larkfield Rd.,  East Northport. la-villini.com Fee: dinner reservations. 6 p.m. Nov. 19.        The Hold SteadyA decade ago this great band from Brooklyn took shape when Craig Finn, Tad Kubler, Galen Polivka, Bobby Drake and Steve Selvidge forged their singular punked-up sound and took it to a higher level. Now they’re on tour with Teeth Dreams, their latest album, which took two years to record as they oscillated between studios in Brooklyn and Franklin, Tenn. Their debut record, Almost Killed Me, came out in 2004, showcasing their alternative rock and indie influences and their unique story-telling that addresses topics like drug addiction, religion and redemption. Now their dreams have grown so big you can sink your teeth into it—if it doesn’t bite you first. This is an exclusive performance by The Hold Steady, free to an intimate audience of Pandora listeners who RSVP online. Attendees will be treated to limited-edition event swag, an open bar for the first two hours of the evening and the chance to check out the all-new Chrysler 200. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free when Pandora listeners RSVP. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi and Timothy Bolgerlast_img read more

Embracing millennial culture in the workplace

first_imgGen Y culture is fully integrating into the workforce. And as they enter their careers, millennials, like every generation before them, will carry their philosophies and standards with them into their chosen industries.As the generation that was raised in the Tech Bubble and given the strongest push to participate in higher education, many millennials enter the workplace with knowledgeable skills, ambitious ideas, and a hunger to keep pushing society forward. Yet, the “millennial” stigma still depicts them as entitled employees. Shunning Gen Y, and the emerging Gen Z, could deprive your company of new ideas and a level of growth that takes you to new heights. If you see the potential in your fresh crop of employees, you’re probably wondering how to make them a more cohesive part of your business. Millennials believe heavily in healthy company cultures. Fostering that sort of environment not only helps them, but is an effective boost for your entire staff.Finding the “I” in TeamMillennials understand that money can’t buy happiness in the way that people imagine it. A byproduct of that mentality is a growing sense of camaraderie in the trenches. They value community. Most millennials say that building workplace friendships motivates them to perform better, and that they actually find more enjoyment in their work when surrounded by positive relationships.Many believe that working collaboratively towards a mission or standard that they can be proud of carries more impact and worth than a cutthroat environment. They go home feeling good about how they spent their time, rather than feeling overly stressed or concerned about watching another’s progress while they fall behind. Celebrating one another’s victories fosters better productivity, especially if it’s a team win.That’s not to say that millennials don’t appreciate sportsmanship in the office. Certain job categories, like sales, require competition as a fundamental part of career growth. And recognizing individual accomplishments is still important. Be aware of these exceptions, as you don’t want to diminish efficiency. But for the most part, even in competitive roles, encouraging employees to work together produces more satisfying results.Feedback FedConstructive criticism is in high demand. Millennials appreciate consistent feedback on their performance in the workplace. As a group that tends to adopt mentors rather quickly, they implement frequent notes into their efforts with a fast turnaround instead of waiting for reports and reviews.Part of this stems from the idea that check-ins mean their work is valued. When an employee feels validated in such a way, they have a greater chance of engaging and being more productive.And millennials can take the heat. They have a desire to improve their performance, so feedback is sought after often. So long as said feedback doesn’t turn into outright bashing, no one likes that. Make sure input is productive, constructive and can be implemented, rather than a negative grade with no explanation as to how they can do better next time.Work and PlayMillennials experience the world in a way that past generations couldn’t thanks to the infinite amount of information at their fingertips. Because of this “plugged in” lifestyle, most millennials aren’t opposed to always being “on” when it comes to work. As employees, they are accessible via email, text, and video calling. The traditional 9 to 5 workplace has become mostly a thing of the past, and a lot of Gen Y is okay with it.That said, and almost inexplicably because of that very lifestyle, millennials demand a healthy work-life balance from their jobs. If they’re expected to exist with a blurred line between work and play, why would they not ask for the best of both worlds? When seeking employment, millennials look for employers who offer flexibility, not only in work hours and PTO, but also on the clock, where they can learn and develop their skills to be genuine assets to the company.Millennials are conscious of “burnout” and do their best to avoid reaching a point where work becomes detrimental to their wellbeing. Productivity is directly correlated to an employee’s energy, rest, and general health. As a generation that wants to contribute towards a better world, most millennials don’t want to become an inefficient employee. A healthy balance between work and play protects them from falling into that pit of uselessness and allows them to maintain meaning in their work.Another way to protect employees across all generations is to be sure they are a behavioral match to their job and environment. Hiring a cautious, risk-averse individual to boldly develop and close business is a recipe for mutual frustration, low productivity and perhaps a quick end to the employee/employer relationship. The same can be said for hiring an aggressive, big-picture visionary as your next teller or member service rep. Supportive, data-intensive tasks could drive this personality type to move on, leaving a trail of errors and disorganization behind. Matching new hires to the demands of the job is a win/win scenario that supports the mental and physical well-being of your employees and the long-term success of the business. And incorporating a behavioral assessment into your management, engagement and selection strategies shows millennials you care about creating a positive workplace culture.At the end of the day, millennials are going to infiltrate every office at some point and they will be looking to break norms and barriers where they can. As a new generation of go-getters and innovators, they have a desire to leave a positive mark. Providing a workplace where they can thrive and reach their goals can only help your business’ future. Think of it as an investment. Not only in Gen Y, but those before and after them as well. Implementing “millennial-friendly” workplace strategies benefits everyone. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carletta Clyatt Carletta Clyatt, a popular seminar speaker, is the SVP at The Omnia Group.  She offers clients advice on how to manage more effectively and gain insight into employee strengths, weaknesses … Web: www.omniagroup.com Detailslast_img read more

Great success and recognition: Kvarner will host the World Skål Congress 2020

first_imgAlthough few could imagine two years ago, when the preparation of a demanding candidacy began, that Kvarner would win the competition with some of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world, yesterday the dream of several visionaries of Kvarner tourism became a reality!In strong competition, Kvarner first entered the finals of the destination, then beat the Swiss city of Lugano and hosted the World Skål Congress in 2020, which will be held in Opatija and Rijeka, under the motto “SKÅL CONGRESS IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2020 ”.This is a victory that proves that only joint battles can win great battles, said the director of the Kvarner Tourist Board and the president of the SKÅL Club Kvarner. dr.sc. Irene Persic Zivadinov and added how immeasurable it is  proud and congratulated to the whole team on a job well done as well as to all who believed in and supported them. ”“I believe that with the status of the host of the World SKÅL Congress and the simultaneous status of Rijeka as the European Capital of Culture in 2020, we will do great things for the tourism of Kvarner. Events of such profiles are of immeasurable importance for the tourism of Kvarner and Croatia. This victory is just the beginning and is a big commitment. We have a big job ahead of us in preparing the congress to present Kvarner, and especially the host cities Rijeka and Opatija in the best light. In 2020, we will use this unique opportunity to show the participants our Kvarner in the light it deserves. ” concludes Peršić Živadinov.During the congress, it held a series of promotional presentations, presentations and workshops, with an indispensable cultural and entertainment program and a specially made five-minute film about the destination, which certainly contributed to the victory of Kvarner.Members of SKÅL Club Kvarner, led by the president of the club and the president of the Organizing Committee, who is also the director of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Ph.D. Irena Peršić Živadinov, representatives of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Rijeka Tourist Board, Opatija Tourist Board, as well as SKÅL International Croatia. Great support in the preparation of the presentation, and by lobbying and personal presence at the congress in Kenya, was given by the former president of the world SKAL International, Nik Račić, and dr.sc. Zlatan Fröhlich, President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Zagreb and President of the National Council Skål Croatia. The candidacy received the support of the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the cities of Rijeka and Opatija, as well as many other partners.SKÅL Club Kvarner was founded in 2010 thanks to Katica Hauptfeld, owner of the well-known travel agency Katarina line, which soon gathered around some of the most influential tourism workers in Kvarner and who together, projects and ideas quickly became noticed in Skål International circles at the international level. So this candidacy and getting the host of the congress in 2020 is largely due to her.It is expected that during this prestigious international event in 2020, Kvarner will have about 1.000 participants, including many owners of influential travel agencies and tour operators who will have the opportunity to show the tourist potential of the region and thus offer even more success in the future. our tourism facilities to their clients.SKÅL International, is an international organization of tourism managers with about 15.000 members gathered in over 500 clubs around the world and is the largest in the tourism sector. Members of SKÅL Club Kvarner are professionals in Kvarner tourism (hoteliers, agencies, tourist boards and others). Skål clubs Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split still operate in Croatia.last_img read more

Homeowners in the top two per cent of the Gold Coast market

first_img The Broadbeach Waters property at 255 Monaco St is listed with a $12.95 million price guide.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the Gold Coast had the third highest 98th percentile house value.“In Queensland, the highest 98th percentile house value can be found at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, tracking at $1.87 million in September, followed by Brisbane ($1.52 million) and Gold Coast ($1.33 million),” he said.The figure was much higher on a national scale.“Nationally, you’ve made it into the 98th percentile if you own a house worth at least $2.16 million (roughly $1.6 million above the national median house value) or a unit worth $1.43 million (about $930,000 higher than the national median unit value) or higher,” Mr Lawless said. The Paradise Waters property at 101 Commodore Drive is on the market with a $14.888 million price tag.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Although the national entry point to the top 2 per cent club looks extremely high for most of us, the national figure is skewed higher by Sydney and Melbourne where housing values are much higher.”There were almost 670 Gold Coast houses on realestate.com.au that were listed with a price guide above $1.3 million at the time of publication.This included houses going to auction, which were listed without a price guide.More than 4200 Gold Coast homes were listed on realestate.com.au with prices as low as $49,000. MORE NEWS: Rental vacancies tighten across Queensland Gold Coast houses worth more than $1.33 million are in the top two per cent of the market.GOLD Coast residents who own a house worth more than $1.33 million have made it into an elite club without even realising.The figure represents the entry point into the city’s top two per cent of the property market, also known as the 98th percentile.Considering the Gold Coast’s median house price is $655,000, it’s an unusual position to be in. MORE NEWS: Big crowd watches on as dated house soars past reservecenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29last_img read more

Cuba to resume production of fuel for air transport

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 27 Views   no discussions The production of aviation fuel was halted in Cuba from 1993 to 2005, following the fall of the socialist blockHAVANA, Cuba, Monday March 5, 2012 – Cuba has retaken a project to provide fuel for air transportation following a 12 year break.To accomplish this task, officials will be using a technology developed by the Oil Research Centre.Antonio Rodriguez Molto, of the Basic Industry Ministry said the Cuban project to produce the fuel was resumed through an energy saving programme carried out in the first five years of the 21st century that enabled the use of spare kerosene for the production of turbine fuel.The Oil Research Centre undertook the challenge to develop new formulas to make it possible to use Cuban crude.However, the man in charge of the project, Alberto Cavado, said investments were already made to acquire and set up industrial equipment, filtration systems, special tanks and a modern analytic database to check the quality of the product.The oil refineries of Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos, are participating in the production of the fuel.The production of aviation fuel was halted in Cuba from 1993 to 2005, following the fall of the socialist block, the depression of the Cuban oil industry and the intensification of the U.S. economic blockade. Caribbean 360 Newscenter_img Share Tweet LifestyleTravel Cuba to resume production of fuel for air transport by: – March 5, 2012last_img read more

US rejects all Chinese claims in S. China Sea

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. The administration presented the decision as an attempt to curb China’s increasing assertiveness in the region with a commitment to recognizing international law. But it will almost certainly have the more immediate effect of further infuriating the Chinese, who are already retaliating against numerous U.S. sanctions and other penalties on other matters. In this photo provided by U.S. Navy, the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation, in the South China Sea, Monday, July 6, 2020. U.S. NAVY VIA APcenter_img It also comes as President Donald Trump has come under growing fire for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stepped up criticism of China ahead of the 2020 election and sought to paint his expected Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, as weak on China. (AP)last_img read more

Local Singer Goes on Racist Rant in Nail Salon, Apologizes on Instagram

first_imgAfter more profane remarks, she tells the nail salon employee:“Go back to your f-in country.”The employee replies to Monica, “I’m not even going to say anything to that.”Monica retorts: “B****. I’m smarter than y’all. As a matter of fact, b****, I’m an independent artist, recording artist, and I’m going to “f***ing blow the f**** up.”She then tells them that someday they are going to want her to have her nails done at the salon.“Check me out, Corina Monica, Stay Flossy.” “Stay Flossy” is the title of one of her songs.She concludes the encounter by saying, “I hope you f***ing lose this place and you go the f*** back to your country.”On Friday, Monica issued an apology on Instagram:Monica describes herself as an independent artist, songwriter and entertainer from Pompano Beach on reverbnation.com. She was born in Romania and moved to Florida at the age of 9.She adds that growing up in South Florida had a major influence on her style. Last Thursday, Monica posted on Twitter she was officially moving to Tampa. The nail salon where the incident occurred is located in Tampa. A Pompano Beach woman, who refers to herself as an independent recording artist, has issued an apology following a racist rant that was captured on cell phone video at a nail salon.It started when a nail technician was unable to finish doing Corina Monica’s acrylic nails.Monica begins by saying:“You took my nails off, what am I supposed to do now?”One of the employees tells her she can have her nails done by another professional.Monica fires back. “Oh, that’s real professional.”The video was posted on Twitter account Fifty Shades of Whey (WARNING: Graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised.)She then asks the woman, “Where you from?”Monica apparently is unaware she is being recorded when she says: “Why do you come to this country, work here, and don’t do what’s right for our citizens? You make money, you live in my country and you’re going to tell me you can’t do my nails b***tch?”Posted a new song: “Corina Monica – Stay Flossy (Master)” https://t.co/Ri8o6yVeri #music https://t.co/XXsZKGqtdu— Corina Monica (@CorinaLucaciu) July 14, 2020last_img read more