Sailor Sandwich! The Stars of On the Town Get Cozy in Bryant Park

first_img Elizabeth Stanley View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 On the Town Hey, have you checked out the newest issue of Vanity Fair? It features this adorable shot of On the Town stars Jay Armstrong Johnson, new Broadway.com video blogger Alysha Umphress, Clyde Alves, Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Yazbeck and Megan Fairchild hanging out—and getting super cozy—in New York City’s Bryant Park. The musical, featuring songs by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, tells the story of three sailors who have just one day to explore the Big Apple. Check out this Hot Shot of the stars (and preview their gorgeous new costumes), then see On the Town at the Lyric Theatre, opening officially October 16! Tony Yazbeck Star Files Jay Armstrong Johnsonlast_img read more

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Two Vermont newspapers initiate online payment system

first_imgMassachusetts  Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/(link is external) North Adams Transcript http://www.thetranscript.com/(link is external) MediaNews Group, Inc, based in Denver, has launched a digital subscription model for 23 of its affiliate newspapers in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Vermont. The Vermont papers are the Brattleboro Reformer and the Bennington Banner. This digital paywall allows free access to a limited amount of content on a monthly basis and then readers will be asked to subscribe to have full access to their local news site. This digital subscription began August 15. ‘MediaNews Group’s print and digital properties are the trusted and definitive source of local, up-to-date news and information in their communities’, said Dean Singleton, CEO and Chairman.  ‘The decision to begin charging for our online content introduces a new era for our organization that is reflective of the high value we place on journalistic excellence and serving the community.  Implementation of online subscriptions will allow us to continue to support the quality writing and reporting that our readers expect from us.’ Digital Subscription Details: All readers of the subscription sites listed below will have free access to the home page, classifieds, obituaries and announcements section at all times. In addition, readers will have five free pages of editorial content per month available before being asked to subscribe. Current print subscribers may extend their subscription to include full digital access for an additional $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year. Digital-only subscriptions will be available to those who are not currently print subscribers for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.The following newspapers are launching subscription models for their Web sites are on August 15, 2011: California          The Ukiah Daily Journal http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/(link is external) Woodland Daily Democrathttp://www.dailydemocrat.com/(link is external) Red Bluff Daily News http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/(link is external) Lake County Record-Beehttp://www.record-bee.com/(link is external) Chico Enterprise-Recordhttp://www.chicoer.com/(link is external)Eureka Times-Standard http://www.times-standard.com/(link is external) Vallejo Times-Heraldhttp://www.timesheraldonline.com/(link is external) The Reporter, Vacavillehttp://www.thereporter.com/(link is external)Whittier Daily Newshttp://www.whittierdailynews.com/(link is external) Redlands Daily Factshttp://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/(link is external) New Mexico       Las Cruces Sun-News http://www.lcsun-news.com/(link is external)Deming Headlighthttp://www.demingheadlight.com/(link is external)Silver City Sun Newshttp://www.scsun-news.com/(link is external)Farmington Daily Times http://www.daily-times.com/(link is external)Carlsbad Current-Argus http://www.currentargus.com/(link is external)Alamogordo Daily Newshttp://www.alamogordonews.com/(link is external) Pennsylvania    Lebanon Daily News http://www.ldnews.com/(link is external)GameTimePa.com http://www.gametimepa.com/(link is external)FlipsidePA.com http://www.flipsidepa.com/(link is external)In York http://www.inyork.com/(link is external)Chambersburg Public Opinionhttp://www.publicopiniononline.com/(link is external) Hanover Evening Sunhttp://www.eveningsun.com/(link is external) York Daily Recordhttp://www.ydr.com/(link is external)York Dispatch http://www.yorkdispatch.com/(link is external) Vermont            Bennington Banner http://www.benningtonbanner.com/(link is external)Brattleboro Reformerhttp://www.reformer.com/(link is external) MediaNews Group, Inc. (www.medianewsgroup.com(link is external)) is the nation’s second largest newspaper company as measured by circulation, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 57 daily newspapers and approximately 100 non-daily publications in 11 states. In addition, MediaNews Group provides programming and operational services for a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska and four radio stations in Texas licensed to Affiliated Media, Inc. FCC Trust. MediaNews Group Interactive, MediaNews Group’s new media division maintains more than 75 Web sites for its daily newspapers.last_img read more

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Nicaraguan Police, Military Battle Organized Crime Along Caribbean Coast

first_img Zalaquett warned that the informal black market in these coastal areas gives unemployed youth “undesirable but viable options, like a young man from Puerto Cabezas who recently asked me whether or not he should take up an offer as a hitman for a gang in Guatemala.” Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador agree to share intelligence Adm. Marvin Corrales, commander of the Nicaraguan Naval Forces, warned local media in July 2012 that Colombian crime groups were sending “specialized military equipment” to bolster their partners on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The regional reach of these gangs and organized crime groups is partly why Nicaraguan police have begun cooperating with their partners across Central and North America. Presidents Porfirio Lobo of Honduras, Mauricio Funes of El Salvador and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua signed an agreement in March 2012 to increase intelligence-sharing networks among their police and naval forces to combat kidnappings and trafficking along their shared borders. Nicaragua also participates in the U.S.-led Operation Martillo, launched in early 2012, to disrupt drugtrafficking operations and limit their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine reaching the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. Boanerge Fornos, a state prosecutor in the Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS), told Diálogo that while the Caribbean coastal city of Bluefields remains a regional hub for the cocaine trade and organized crime operations, for the moment Nicaraguan “transporters” appear to be scaling down their involvement, managing shorter routes and smaller quantities of drugs. ‘Subcontractors’ keep cocaine moving north “At the local level, these groups appear to be diversifying their operations and a number of cases we investigated late last year started to involve high-caliber weapons such as Kalashnikovs, M-16s and AK-47s coupled with rising numbers of human trafficking and money laundering activities,” Fornos said. James Bosworth, an analyst at the Latin American risk analysis firm Southern Pulse, described the phenomenon as a chain that moves cocaine north through a variety of subcontracted groups. “The Urabeños [a Colombian organized crime group] and the Mexican cartels have their networks, pass it along, pay each other or kill each other when payments aren’t made,” Bosworth said. “If there is a gap, it’s local Central American transport groups that are handling the stuff. While there are certainly links between the Sinaloa cartel and some criminal organizations in Nicaragua, it would be a stretch to say the Mexicans control them. It’s more of a contracting relationship.” Bosworth added: “For the moment, Mexican and Colombian groups haven’t fought each other over Nicaraguan territory and routes and they seem happy to share, as long as product moves and profits flow. However, if any group were to make a strategic determination that they wanted to fight for control of the plaza [drug trade routes], it could turn ugly.” By Dialogo September 03, 2013 Nicaragua’s national police, with backing from the military, is ratcheting up the fight against violent organized crime groups that use the country’s sparsely populated Atlantic coast to ferry drugs to Honduras and Mexico. National Police Chief Aminta Granera unveiled on Aug. 1 a “Special Security Plan in the Mining Triangle” of Nicaragua’s Northern Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN in Spanish). Since then, the police have captured 23 people wanted for murder, femicide, aggravated robberies and drug trafficking. The plan focuses on the‘mining triangle’ of Siuna, Bonanza and Rosita, where authorities have opened seven new police stations and have provided 142 officers to increase security at area schools. Since the launch, police have seized 56 illegal firearms, including AK-47s, revolvers, shotguns, rifles and pistols. Gen. Julio César Aviles Castillo, commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan Armed Forces, told local media that 500 soldiers will support the police in the execution of this special security plan. “The mobilization of our security forces around the current wave of violence in the ‘mining triangle’ is actually a knock-on from issues that began two years ago,” said Francisco Bautista Lara, Nicaragua’s former police commissioner. Pandillas prey on vulnerable communities In 2011, local street gangs known as pandillas received a boost when transnational organized crime groups hired them to traffic drugs and weapons from Colombia through to Honduras and on to Mexico. “Since then, both the RAAN and the Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS) have been exploited by these groups who prey on communities split by internal conflicts, high unemployment, poor education, inequality as well as increasing indigenous land and border disputes with Honduras,” Lara told Diálogo. The official homicide rate in this ‘mining triangle’ was 49 per 100,000 people two years ago — which exceeds the homicide rates of both El Salvador and Guatemala, Lara said. “Organized crime is a huge regional problem contributing to a massive rise in homicides this year, not only in Nicaragua but also in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras,” said Monica Zalaquett, director of the Managua-based Violence Prevention Center (known by its Spanish acronym CEPREV). “These heavily armed groups [from Mexico and Colombia] operating on our northeastern and southeastern coastline are now more and more involved in a mix of drugs and arms trafficking, money laundering and gold mining,” Zalaquett added. Zalaquett: Police must work with local communities Police Chief Granera told local community groups in Siuna last month that authorities know the whereabouts and sizes of the five key criminal groups operating on the northern coast, and are building intelligence to capture them. Gilberto Fernández, known as “El Gallo Rojo” and Estanislao Jarquín Montoya, known as “El Coral,” are leaders of two of the five criminal groups identified by the National Police, but none of them have as yet been arrested. “This eastern coastline area is a free-for-all atmosphere where the state has little presence,” said Steven Dudley, director of Insight Crime, an independent research outfit in Medellín, Colombia. “They’ve started police prevention programs in these areas, but these are long-term projects.” Zalaquett added: “It’s vital that the police work closer with local community groups developing both counter-intelligence strategies and using prevention strategies that were so successful in the late 1990s.” Ex-Commissioner Lara isn’t convinced this is the solution. “Sending in more police and more soldiers won’t solve the problem. We must address the underlying problems breaking up local communities and making them easy targets for organized crime groups,” he said. last_img read more

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Oceanside Man Stole $20K from Temple, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man has been accused of stealing $20,000 worth of religious artifacts from the Oceanside Jewish Center over the past six months.Nassau County police arrested Alexander Membreno, who was employed as the center’s super, and charged him with grand larceny.Police said the 30-year-old man who lived in a building on the temple grounds stole the items between October 2012 and March.Fourth Squad detectives, who are continuing the investigation, found that Membreno pawned many of the items for cash at a local pawn shop, police said.Membreno will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img

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Credit union tech time: Three Ashley Madison ‘mandates’

first_imgWhy go to the trouble of taking money out of people’s accounts if you can get them to just give it to you?That, apparently, is the logic behind hackers who use stolen passwords and information from breaches to send fake wire transfer requests to trick recipients into approving funds transfers.Take, for example, the Ashley Madison breach in which a Canada-based dating site was hacked and its users subsequently blackmailed via email. While at first glance a financial institution may see no immediate fraud issue with such a breach, let’s look at an example of what can be done with this type of data.Very recently, a mid-size bank with assets over $5 billion received a wire request using a seemingly legitimate email address and password, and the transfer was sent through. Even though the contents of the email are unknown, it’s apparent the employee was disinclined to call and question a request from a director. Upon discovering this, the wire department suspended email requests for the remainder of the day. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Crews respond to early morning fire in Binghamton with significant damage

first_img —– BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Fire Department tells 12 News there was significant structural damage to the building. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — At least two people had to be taking to the hospital after an early-morning building fire in Binghamton. Our 12 news crew at the scene also saw at least two people on stretchers being loaded into ambulances. No word on the severity of the injuries or what caused the fire in the first place. 10:31 A.M. UPDATE: Fire officials say the damage was limited to the back of the building and the second and third floors. They say the fire affected about 15-20% of the building. They say the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 12 News spoke with a resident, who lived in the building, and said she woke up to her neighbor running down the stairs and yelling “Get out! There’s a fire!” The fire department says there were 10 total unit, seven were occupied and the rest got out safely. The fire department tells 12 News that two residents were send to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. They also say Binghamton Police sent one officer to the hospital for an unknown injury. It happened around 3:30 a.m. at 193 Matthews Street in the city. Stick with 12 News as this is a developing story and we’ll look to learn more throughout the day.last_img read more

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Virgil van Dijk reveals Liverpool game plan to defeat Atletico Madrid

first_imgLiverpool may be kings of Europe but Virgil van Dijk believes the Reds still have to prove they deserve to remain in the Champions League.Advertisement Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves Loading… The Reds host the La Liga giants at Anfield on Wednesday night looking to overturn the 1-0 deficit from the first leg last month.Diego Simeone’s side are famed for their ability to spoil games and stop the most prolific of attacks.So it could be a nervy night for the Merseysiders who need to score to stand a chance of keeping on to their Champions League crown.Liverpool got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday but they were in the midst of their worst spell of a spectacular season having lost three of their last five games.“The pressure is always there,” said Van Dijk.“The thing is when you don’t get good results – we don’t get them too many – we have had three in the last five, but the outside world can talk like we are in a relegation battle.“It is what it is. We have to deal with that.“We have to be grown men about it, take it on the chin and show the world why we deserve to be where we are and why we deserve to still be in the Champions League.“But we know it is going to be unbelievably difficult.”This will be a night for patience at Anfield against Simeone’s well-drilled side who will no doubt set up defensively to maintain their slender advantage and look to poach an away goal.“It will be very difficult, with all due respect to Bournemouth, Atletico will be tough, they are a fantastic side,” said the Dutch defender.“They are one of the best in how they play. They are aggressive, together and they have fantastic players who can hurt you on the break too, so we have to have a fantastic night, all of us. Hopefully we can go through.“We have some time to prepare and we have to be ready for a very difficult challenge.“I think so far we have been sticking to our principles and whoever is on the pitch involved will give more than 100 per cent.The Dutchman believes Atletico are “one of the best in how they play”Read Also: Klopp confirms Liverpool captain ready for Atletico Madrid“Everyone is looking forward to this game and we all want to go through to the next round.“We know it is a difficult game and we will try everything we have to beat them. We know how difficult it will be.”Liverpool are famous for European comebacks and this side pulled off one of the greatest when they overturned a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona last season in the semi-final second leg at Anfield.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 And only a fantastic performance against Atletico Madrid will see the defending European champions into the quarter-finals.last_img read more

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IS ILOILO READY? Exec sounds ‘virus alarm’ as Dinagyang draws near

first_imgTIGHT SCREENING. As two alert airport security personnel watch, newly-arrived airline passengers pick up their baggage from conveyors after undergoing x-ray inspection at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The region’s other internationalairports are the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo and Boracay Airport inCaticlan, Malay, Aklan. This new virus has spread from WuhanCity (there are 440 confirmed cases, with the origin a seafood market) in Chinato several Chinese provinces, as well as the US, Thailand and South Korea.Yesterday the city of Macau also reported its first confirmed case of thevirus. Citing Mayor Jerry Treñas, Zaldivarsaid the city government will provide free pneumonia vaccination to allemployees of the city hall. It may take time before the resultswould be known, said Cuachon. The virus, known also as 2019-nCoV, isunderstood to be a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously beenidentified in humans. The SARS (severe acute respiratorysyndrome) virus that killed nearly 800 people globally in the early2000s was also a coronavirus. The airport’s thermal scanner detectedthem with fever. Throat swab specimens were collectedfrom the three foreigners then these were sent to the Research Institute forTropical Medicine in Manila for analysis. The three Chinese nationals werereferred to the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH), said Dr.Glenn Alonsabe, DOH regional epidemiologist. The Dinagyang, he said, attractsvisitors from other countries thus the risk of the China virus entering thecity should not be downplayed. “The quarantine procedure is part ofour alert system to protect the public,” said Alonsabe. The Department of Health (DOH)confirmed early this week that three Boracay Island-bound Chinese visitors whoentered the country through the Kalibo International Airport were placed underquarantine in Kalibo, Aklan. “They are already doing controlmeasures. They are on heightened alert checking our travellers,” she said./PN “The 29 years old Chinese was advisedto stay overnight at the DRSTMH while the young girl was considered anoutpatient. The 65-year-old patient, on the other hand, is currently beingchecked at the hospital,” said Cuachon. Zaldivar pointed out that thehighlight of the Dinagyang Festival is drawing closer – the crowd-drawing ati tribes competition on Sunday, Jan.26. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnessesranging from the common cold to more severe disease. It’s not yet clear how badthis new coronavirus is. Signs of infection include respiratorysymptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. The first to be quarantined, accordingto Dr. Cornelio Cuachon of the Aklan Provincial Health Office, was a29-year-old Chinese national. This was on Jan. 17. The second was athree-year-old girl on Jan. 18.The most recent, on Monday, was a 65-year-old Chinese. ILOILO City – Does the city governmenthave “screening and sanitation systems” to protect people from the possibleentry of a new virus from China that has also brought a handful ofpneumonia-like cases in Thailand, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US? The Kalibo International Airport servicesflights direct from China. “We do not want to put our health atrisk,” said Zaldivar, emphasizing that prevention is better than cure. The Bureau of Quarantine has personnelin the airports and even seaports, said Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, head of DOHRegion 6’s infectious disease section. “As a neighboring country of China, wemust be vigilant and swiftly take the necessary precautions,” said CouncilorAllan Zaldivar, chairperson of the Committee on Health in the SangguniangPanlungsod.last_img read more

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Napoli, Man Utd jostle for Lille’s Gabriel

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… read also:L’Equipe: Napoli still negotiating for Osimhen’s teammate Gabriel  United are yet to make an offer, but have informed LOSC they’re willing to negotiate terms. For the moment, Napoli are regarded as favourites to land Gabriel after tabling a €105m bid for the defender and teammate Victor Osimhen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Italian club, Napoli and Manchester United have expressed interest in Lille defender, Gabriel. LOSC are prepared to listen to offers for the Brazilian this summer, with Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Napoli all in contact. And Le 10 Sport says United have now joined the scramble.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Austin Luellen picks up SportMod win number one

first_imgBy Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (Aug. 2) – Austin Luellen got the best of brother Clint in winning Sunday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Stuart Speedway.Austin took charge early while Clint advanced to second, then looked high and low but unsuccessfully for a way around.Jeff James overcame contact with the wall, regained the lead from Nick Roberts and won the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature. Todd Cooney took the lead on lap nine in the IMCA Late Model main and won in front of ninth starting John Emerson.Sixth starting Brian Blessington put the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature away after taking the lead on lap three. Shannon Anderson took the front spot back from Buck Schafroth in winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main.Top honors in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature went to Jacob Reiter.last_img read more

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