Tix Now On Sale to See Colin Quinn: The New York Story, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld

first_img Related Shows View Comments Colin Quinn: The New York Story Tickets are now available to see standup comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Colin Quinn’s return to the New York stage in Colin Quinn: The New York Story. Directed by comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld, Quinn’s new solo show will run through August 16 at off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre.Based on The Coloring Book, Colin Quinn: The New York Story is a satirical take on the eccentricities that make New York City the center of the universe. Quinn, who was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, explains: “I’m working my way down to the most fascinating subject: me!”In addition to SNL, Quinn’s numerous screen credits include Remote Control, Tough Crowd, Girls and Inside Amy Schumer. On stage, he’s appeared on Broadway in Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, which was also directed by Seinfeld and nominated for a Drama Desk and an Emmy. Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional played the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2013.Opening night for The New York Story is set for July 23. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016last_img read more

$4 million slated for Vermont National Guard

first_imgWith about 1,500 Vermont National Guard members deployed in Afghanistan, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Major General Michael Dubie today announced continued funding for a model outreach initiative and a new childcare program.“When these soldiers were deployed, Vermonters made a promise to them that we would do our best to protect them and their families when they were in combat and when they returned,” Sanders said. “All of us should be very proud that Vermont has come up with programs that have become, in some ways, a model for America.”At a press conference at Camp Johnson, the senator and the Vermont National Guard adjutant general detailed how $2.4 million in federal funds allotted at Sanders’ request is continuing a Vermont outreach program that has become a model for other states.“In most states, the flag-waving hasn’t translated into substantial long-term support for reservists. They are left on their own to make the tricky transition from combat to civilian life. Some are grieving combat losses, others face divorce. And some end up fighting the Army itself…But as the unprecedented reliance on reserve forces continues — they make up about half of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans — a few states are realizing more has to be done,” according to a May 24 front-page article in Stars and Stripes. “The Pentagon and Veterans Affairs are betting that one state — Vermont — could become a national model.”The program allows the Vermont National Guard to hire trained outreach specialists, many of them veterans themselves, to proactively contact returning and deploying service members and their families.  The program makes certain that guardsmen and their families receive the physical health care, mental health counseling, and other assistance that they need. Sanders secured another $1.6 million Supplemental Childcare Support for Families of Deployed Vermont Reserve Component. The childcare services for guard families are similar to those provided by Operation Military Child Care, for families of deployed Vermont Reserve Component service members. The services include programs at state-licensed childcare centers, licensed family-care facilities, or licensed before- and after-school programs and camps.Source: Sanders’ office. COLCHESTER, Vt., June 1, 2010last_img read more

Brazilian Border Plan’s Initial Results Extremely Positive, Say Ministers

first_imgBy Dialogo January 03, 2012 In the last five months of 2011, Brazil’s Strategic Border Plan was responsible for capturing 115 tons of marijuana and cocaine –14 times more than in the first five months of the year. “The results have been extremely beneficial for the country and the region,” said Vice President Michel Temer, in charge of the Strategic Border Plan, at a press conference announcing the plan’s midterm review. “The data shows the wisdom of this policy and the need for continuity of these actions in 2012 .” The Strategic Border Plan was launched in June by President Dilma Rousseff in order to fight drug and human trafficking, arms smuggling and other illegal activities that benefit from weak border enforcement. The plan integrates multiple actions to enhance security along Brazil’s 10,480 miles of borders with 10 countries, which is where most drugs, weapons and illicit goods enter the country. It also makes provisions to improve the quality of life for more than six million border residents living in 500 remote municipalities. The plan “changed the state of semi-abandonment of Brazil’s territorial limits ,” said Vice President Temer in an opinion piece that recently appeared in the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo. The article was co-authored by the ministers of defense, justice and strategic matters, as part of official efforts to bring attention to the issue. “These operations resulted in the interdiction of illegal mining and logging and the destruction of clandestine airstrips often used by traffickers and smugglers. All this in less than six months, we might add, ” wrote Temer. Integration is the key Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo and Brazil’s former defense minister, Nelson Jobim, helped Rousseff launch the plan in early June, because it was conceived from the start as a joint, overarching initiative. The plan’s implementation was actually two separate operations conducted by the military and public security forces. Operation Ágata, under the purview of the Ministry of Defense, and Operation Sentinela, led by the Ministry of Justice, both aimed to fight crime in the border areas. Rousseff has made a point of emphasizing that the plan’s strength resides in the complementary nature of both operations and in its integrative character. “Operation Ágata shows the strength of an attentive state, while Operation Sentinela does the daily, permanent work of investigation and information, ” Rousseff said in an October edition of her radio program, Coffee with the President. Operation Sentinela focuses on intelligence and works jointly with the Federal Police, Federal Highway Police, the National Force, and the National Secretary of Public Security. Federal public security entities and the three branches of the Armed Forces are responsible for Operation Ágata. Twenty-six federal entities and 12 ministries involved in the management, protection and control of the borders are working in these operations. “We have had a very positive result in the fight against contraband,” Rousseff said. “We have prevented big quantities of marijuana, cocaine and other drugs from entering Brazilian cities .” Border states sign off on plan In early December, 11 Brazilian states approved the plan, which grants them access to 37 millions reais to invest locally. All the states have already submitted integration projects. The states’ participation strengthens the National Strategy of Public Safety in the Borders, an outgrowth of the Strategic Border Plan, said Cardozo. The funds will be invested in 68 vulnerable municipalities in the states of Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraná, Rondônia, Roraima, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. The resources will be used to develop intelligence, modernize military police units and strengthen the security o waterways and installation of other entities to fight crime in border areas. Before Operation Sentinela, said Cardozo, “we never achieved the level of integration [with the states and municipalities] that we have today. Everything leads us to believe that, next year, a greater integration will lead to even more dramatic results. ” So far, three clandestine airstrips have been destroyed, and an illegal mine, hidden in an area where indigenous people were living, has been put out of business. Nearly 28,000 miles of rivers and lakes were patrolled as part of Operation Ágata. This resulted in 46 vessels seized or reported. The Armed Forces seized 59 motorcycles, 20 trucks, 465 pounds of pesticides, 332 pounds of marijuana, 19.5 kilograms of cocaine, 63 firearms, eight tons of explosives, 345,000 reais and $250,000 in cash. he protection of the environment is a significant component of these operations; five illegal loggers and three mines were also targeted. In addition to the 115 tons of cocaine and marijuana, Operation Sentinela seized 473,000 pills, 4.4 million packs of cigarettes and 534 firearms; 4,200 people were also arrested. The results exceeded all initial expectations, said the justice minister. “The support we are getting from the Armed Forces is fundamental in deactivating illegal loggers,” said Sérgio Lúcio, superintendent of the Federal Police. He recalled that in the preparatory phase of Ágata alone, the Brazilian Navy seized 300 kilos of cocaine. Operação Ágata On Aug. 7, the hospital ship Oswaldo Cruz, of the 9th Naval District Command, apprehended a ferry with a shipment of ornamental fish. Through Operation Ágata, the authorities contacted the Brazilian Institute of Environment (IBAMA) to take over. These joint operations with the Armed Forces are a boost to IBAMA’s efforts in fighting illegal logging, mining and trade in valuable protected species. Rousseff said that Operation Ágata, which has mobilized 17,632 men and women of the Armed Forces, “is a temporary, localized action, but it visibly reinforces the presence of the state in areas where we have identified activities of traffickers, smugglers and gangs. ” A model for Chile Last October, during his visit to Brazil, Chilean Defense Minister Andrés Allamand praised the Strategic Border Plan and expressed interest in using it as a model to develop a plan for Chile. “We have similar problems and we can benefit from the work Brazil has done ,” Allamand told his counterpart, Amorin, who promised to help Chile’s program, which is now in the development phase. The Brazilian model involves the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, remote sensing satellites, radars and electronic surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. I think the work the drug enforcement groups do is very positive, and I thank you for sending the calendar, I liked it very much and it is very good, KEEP IT UP.last_img read more

India holds funerals for soldiers killed in China border clash as tensions stay high

first_imgBut both blamed each other for the deadliest border clash at since 1967 and said they must rein in their troops.”The need of the hour was for Chinese side to reassess its action and take corrective action,” the Indian foreign ministry quoted Jaishankar has telling Wang.The Chinese diplomat said India must punish those responsible for the conflict and control its frontline troops, the Chinese foreign ministry said.Rising tensions with China – whose economy is five times bigger than India’s and has a better funded military – has become Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most serious foreign policy challenge since he took power in 2014. The two nuclear-armed countries fought a brief border war in 1962 and have had occasional flare-ups when patrols have confronted each other at the poorly defined Line of Actual Control, or the de facto border.But on Monday night, hundreds of soldiers fought with iron rods and clubs studded with nails in freezing heights for several hours.Dozens of people lined the street in the southern town of Suryapet as the body of army colonel B.Santosh Babu wrapped in the Indian flag was brought home.Funerals of other soldiers will also be taking place in their hometowns and villages, including several in the eastern state of Bihar.”The sacrifice of our soldiers will not be allowed to go waste,” Modi said.Hardline nationalist groups tied to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party have stepped up calls for a boycott of Chinese goods and cancellation of contracts with Chinese firms.”In the current situation, the China issue should not be taken lightly…In many cases, there may be Chinese money invested, but I think the regular things we buy from the market, one should certainly make sure that we avoid Chinese products,” Food and Consumer Affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan told the Economic Times.India’s financial markets have reacted nervously.Both the NSE Nifty 50 index and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex index swung between minor gains and losses as investors fretted over Indo-China tensions.The Nifty was last up 0.15% at 9,897.85 by 0528 GMT, while the Sensex was up 0.05% at 33,523.63. India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the two governments sought to de-escalate tensions.Troops remained on alert at the Galwan Valley in the western Himalayas three days after the clashes, in which India said China had also suffered casualties.Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar spoke to top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi on Wednesday and the two sides agreed not to take any steps to escalate matters and instead ensure peace and stability on the contested frontier.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Harold “Don” Whipple

first_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Lycoming County to fly at half-staff to honor Harold “Don” Whipple.Harold “Don” Whipple, 33, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee, died after being involved in a severe motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 while performing his job duties.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Monday, August 15, 2016.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Harold “Don” Whipple SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img August 10, 2016last_img

Gold Coast summer auction blitz before Commonwealth Games

first_imgNorthcove, a Hamptons property at Broadbeach Waters, is going under the hammer on December 16., Broadbeach Waters.UPCOMING AUCTIONS:104/3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach- December 25 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters- December 280 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters, December 482-82 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters- December 161 Saywell St, Sorrento- December 9HUNDREDS of properties will go under the hammer on the Gold Coast over summer in a final selling blitz before the Commonwealth Games.All eyes will be on the property market with auctions predicted to attract big crowds alongside interstate and international buyers. 1 Saywell St, Sorrento is going under the hammer on December 9. Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work. Picture Glenn HampsonHe said more than a quarter of his agency’s auction listings had sold prior to auction.“(This) is the highest level I’ve ever experienced,” he said.“More Sydney buyers are entering the market and they really understand the auction process very well.“It’s a better way of buying because it is out in the open and not in the dark, and it also maximises the price for the seller.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoAll eyes will be on this Main Beach penthouse when it goes under the hammer on December 2. 104 DeVille, 3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 104 DeVille, 3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach.He said there was more variety for buyers throughout the summer selling season.“Because there’s such a smorgasbord from the various agencies, buyers have plenty of choice,” he said. “The selection is far wider and there is a lot more to choose from.”The biggest auction event by far on the Gold Coast calender is Ray White Surfers Paradise’s The Event, which will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort on January 28. 82-84 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters is going under the hammer on December 16. A huge crowd turned out for The Event in January. Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work. Picture Glenn HampsonRWSP CEO Andrew Bell said the auction process engaged buyers and maximised sales prices.“We are experiencing an extremely high success rates through auctions at the moment,” he said.“They have been very strong throughout the year, with buyers snapping up properties as there is a great deal of competitiveness in the market.“In many instances we are selling ahead of auction day primarily through competition created by attracting so many buyers. 80 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters is going to auction on December 4.The team at Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents are hosting one of the first auction events this summer on the Gold Coast on December 4 at Versace, Main Beach.“It’s a litmus test of the current market and how it will move in 2018,” principal Amir Mian said. “As we are the first agency to go through the major auction event for the end of 2017, everyone’s eyes are on us to see where the market is at, and how many will sell under the hammer.” 5 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters will go to auction on December 2.Other agencies to host summer auction events include John Henderson Professionals Real Estate (January 23), Mermaid Beach, Lucy Cole Prestige Properties (January 27), Ray White Runaway Bay Group (January 30 and Ray White GC South Network (January 27). 82-84 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said more properties were sold on the Gold Coast over summer than any other time of the year.“The population swells by more than 1 million people because of the holidays,” Mr Newlands said.“You’ve got lots of different events going on — people coming here for Christmas, New Year’s celebrations and the Magic Millions in January. “All of those things make a great selling environment.”last_img read more

Diamond crowed African Artist of the Years

first_imgDiamond Platinumz from Tanzania stole the night at the All Africa Music Awards 2015 taking home three awards and being crowned the African artist of the year. The awards gala held in Nigeria over the weekend aims to preserve the African music culture.East Africa dethroned Nigeria with musicians from the region taking most of the awards this year. Kenya’s Sauti sol and Nigeria’s Yemi Alade also get awarded with the best group and the best female West African artist respectively.last_img

Dominica government continues campaign for Dr. Carissa Etienne

first_imgLocalNews Dominica government continues campaign for Dr. Carissa Etienne by: – May 23, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Dr. Carissa Etienne. Photo credit: Dominica CentralThe campaign continues by the current administration to seek support for the candidacy of Dr. Carissa Etienne to hold the position of Director at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).Health Minister Hon. Julius Timothy and Chief Medical Officer David Johnson left the island on Friday to attend The World Health Assembly Meeting in Geneva where they will continue to seek support for the Dominican health professional.Dr. Carissa Etienne has had a career in medicine and public health for over thirty-five years. A national of Dominica, Dr. Etienne began her career as a medical officer at the Princess Margaret Hospital, where she eventually became the Chief Medical Officer. Throughout her career, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in various aspects of health management, health systems and health-care delivery, including management of essential drugs, human resource management for primary health care and the integration of health programmes and systems.Dr. Etienne has held high-level posts such as the Coordinator of Dominica’s National AIDS Programme, Disaster Coordinator for the Ministry of Health of Dominica, Chairperson for the National Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS and the Director of Primary Health Care for Dominica. She was the Assistant Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, which is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and of the American Regional Office of WHO and in 2008 Dr. Etienne assumed her role as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization. (WHO)Health Minister Julius TimothyHon. Julius Timothy, Minister for Health stated that he intends to have a special function for Dr. Etienne at The World Health Assembly Meeting in Geneva.He says, “We will invite all the Health Ministers from all the PAHO member states and we will present Dr. Etienne to them.”“Dr. Etienne has served Dominica and the region well, she has been Chief Medical Officer here and has [also] been head of the Primary Health Care Unit in Dominica and she was the one who primarily piloted the Primary health care of Dominica which made us number one in the region and she is eminently qualified for the position.”The Roosevelt Skerrit Administration has rallied support for Dr. Etienne on a regional level. CARICOM member states as well as several Latin American countries have fully endorsed Dr. Etienne’s candidacy and have given their commitment to support her endeavors.Minister Timothy says, “The CARICOM Heads met and all decided to endorse Dr. Etienne however, although the heads have endorsed, the Ministers for Health [have to] vote. We do not have records [of any] health ministers in the region going against their heads decision but at the same time they must know who and what they’re voting for and we’re going to use that opportunity to present Dr. Etienne to them. We also have the commitments from most of the ALBA members so we expect that Dr. Etienne will be elected come September to the post but notwithstanding that we still have to do the work. This is not about politics, as I have said Dr. Etienne is extremely qualified.”The next PAHO meeting will be held in September.Government Information Service Sharecenter_img 17 Views   one comment Share Tweetlast_img read more

Osimhen is future of Nigerian football – Ighalo

first_img Loading… “He’s the future of Nigerian football. He’s the future, he’s going to do so well in football. I always advise him to keep calm, keep working hard and the guy is going to be a celebrity, you know. “He came to watch our game against Club Brugge in Belgium because it’s closer to where he lives, he messaged me he was going to come so I gave him my jersey, and in fact he brought his own jersey for me, too. “Osimhen is a nice boy, we’re from the same place. I love him, he’s down to earth, he’s hard working, he has a future and he has the mentality of a winner, that’s what I love about him. He has that lion’s heart. “I love him, I just want him to keep working hard the way he’s doing, he’s going to break so many records in Europe and Nigeria.” read also:Coronavirus lockdown: Osimhen craves for Amala badly Ighalo has continued with his fine form in front of goal since joining the Red Devils on loan in January, scoring four goals and providing one assist in eight appearances across all competitions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The young centre-forward announced himself with his performances at the 2015 U17 World Cup where he clinched the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards as Nigeria won the title. Osimhen has scored four goals in nine appearances since making his senior debut for the West Africans in 2017 and was part of the Super Eagles squad that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where Ighalo emerged as the highest goalscorer. The 21-year-old has been in spectacular form for his French club this season, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances amid other dazzling displays. Ighalo has urged him to continue his impressive showings and has revealed how he has been mentoring the forward, who had previously named the 30-year-old as one of his role models. “I talk to Osimhen, he’s a very nice boy. He’s a good guy. We talk, not almost every day, but almost every time I advise him,” Ighalo told Elegbete TV. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Manchester United star, Odion Ighalo, has tipped Lille striker Victor Osimhen to be the future of Nigerian football.last_img read more

Dikko dismisses report of concluding NPFL season in China

first_imgRelatedPosts China waste treatment plant fined $16m for dumping untreated waste Premier League terminates China broadcast contract NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars Nigeria Professional Football League stakeholders and fans have been urged to discountenance a fake news that suggested that the suspended 2019/20 season would be concluded in China.The purveyors of the news, which seem to have enjoyed viral circulation, claimed that the Chairman of League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, made the disclosure to a Lagos-based radio station. But Dikko said he could not have said so after a recent online meeting of the LMC and chairmen of the 20 NPFL clubs, which agreed on possible options to conclude the season.“Why would I suggest that we will conclude the season in China with all the logistics nightmare and attendant cost this would entail,” Dikko began, while reacting to the story, declaring: “This is an absurd attempt at fake news.”The LMC chairman said the decision reached at the meeting with club owners still stands, adding: “We will continue to liaise with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Sports Ministry and relevant government agencies working on the COVID-19 pandemic for advise on when it is safe for football to return.”Tags: ChinanpflShehu Dikkolast_img read more