This Week’s Picks: You’ve Got a Date With Patina Miller, Olaf the Snowman & Lots of Naked Dudes

first_img FALL IN LOVE WITH IDOL STARS January 29 & 30 at 54 Below Before you catch American Idol newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this spring, see them in another musical of Biblical proportions: Samson & Delilah. The sweethearts will perform an evening of pop-rock and traditional musical theater songs from the new romantic tuner by Ron Yatter. Click for tickets! SING ALONG WITH A SNOWMAN January 31 at select movie theaters Practice your scales and work on that side braid, because a special sing-along edition of Frozen hits theaters nationwide this week. We’re imagining a Rocky Horror-style spectacular, complete with icy costumes, white hair spray and lots of magic snow flying all over the theater. (If you can’t sew, don’t worry, you can always buy some Elsa gear on Etsy for $1,000.) See you there, Frozen fanatics! CLASS IT UP WITH PATINA MILLER January 31 at the Allen Room She tears it up on the trapeze every night in Pippin, but believe it or not, Patina Miller has never headlined a solo concert in New York City…until now! The Tony winner and 2013 Broadway.com Star of the Year will take the stage to perform an evening of her favorite tunes for the American Songbook series, which will be filmed for PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center. Bonus: You get to gaze at this gorgeous view while Miller does her thing. Click for tickets! GET DIRTY AT THEATRE ROW Opens January 29 at the Acorn Theatre If Broadway Bares wasn’t enough nakedness for one week (come on, you can never have too much nudity), off-Broadway’s Intimacy has you covered. One of the weirdest shows we’ve ever seen, Thomas Bradshaw’s wacky comedy features tons of full frontal, some suspiciously real-looking sex scenes and shooting, uh, fluids that splash into the first few rows of the audience. Have fun (and maybe bring an umbrella)? Click for tickets! Hey. You, wearing the Snuggie. We know it’s cold out there, but get your act together and put on some pants, because there are way too many awesome things going on in New York City right now. Patina Miller is singing her favorite fabulous tunes, the Broadway Bares are doing what they do best (getting naked) and Frozen fans can finally duet with Idina Menzel in public. Check out this week’s must-see list! View Comments TAKE IT OFF WITH THE BARES January 26 at XL Nightclub The brave, buff studs of Broadway are risking frostbite to get naked for a good cause at this year’s Broadway Bares Winter Burlesque extravaganza. Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will kick off the nearly nude revue, with performances by dozens of sexy Broadway stars. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and general admission tickets are a steal at $25. Click for tickets!last_img read more

Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ Receives Club Remix

first_img If/Then View Comments Star Files The kingdom of Arendelle may be ice cold, but the Oscar-winning hit “Let It Go” from Frozen is about to heat up the dance floor. The Idina Menzel anthem that launched a thousand covers has been remixed into a club cut, thanks to the production team Papercha$er. Menzel, currently starring in Broadway’s If/Then, recently became the first Tony-winning Best Actress to land a Billboard Top 10 hit, however, she is by no means a newcomer to the club scene. People have been dancing to popular remixes of Menzel belting out Wicked’s “Defying Gravity,” Rent’s “Take Me Or Leave Me” and “Gorgeous” from her album I Stand. Break out the strobe light and take a listen to the track below! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Related Shows Idina Menzellast_img read more

Cornell Cooperative Extension gives out 5,000 masks to local farmers

first_img“We jumped on the opportunity to partner with New York agriculture and markets to be able to provide these items to our local farms,” said Broome County’s CCE Executive Director Beth Roberts. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. He recounts seeing them say “out of stock” online. “We probably have about five or six employees that will use these gloves and such,” said Johnson. This was a trend that was noticed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and well as assemblywomen, Donna Lupardo. On Tuesday, in Broome County at three different locations over 5,000 face masks and 380 gallons of hand sanitizer were handed out to local farmers and their employees. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – In a time when wearing masks is the new normal, farmer, Dave Johnson, at Apple Hills says he couldn’t find them anywhere. “We”ll use them, we need them, I get on catalogs on the computer,” Johnson told 12 News. In time where farms in our area have been struggling, Lupardo told 12 News they will continue to be here to help out anyway they can. “If they have the need we will be here to fulfill it,” said Lupardo. “It’s been a challenge getting masks into the hands of farmers because there are so many out there and they are so busy,” said Lupardo. last_img read more

Italy: Wheels on fire

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Dollar falls after Fed bolster lending and coronavirus fears ease

first_imgThe dollar was on course for a weekly loss on Friday as the US Federal Reserve’s massive new lending programme for small companies and signs of a slowdown in coronavirus infections reduced safe-haven demand.The pound pulled ahead against the dollar and the euro as markets breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care following his hospitalisation for COVID-19 symptoms.Currencies from oil-producing countries also held onto gains against the US currency, but the outlook remains uncertain due to doubts that a deal between OPEC and its allies for a record oil supply cut would be enough to offset the collapse in global fuel demand. Risk sentiment has steadily improved this week on tentative signs that the pandemic is slowing in US and European hotspots, but some analysts remain cautious given so little is known about the virus and as many nations continue to grapple with the massive economic damage caused by the outbreak.”The Fed has taken a lot of different measures, but the end result is a large increase in the supply of dollars,” said Junichi Ishikawa, senior FX strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.”Positive news about the virus reduces the kind of panicked repatriation into dollars that we saw earlier this year. The end result is gradual dollar weakness.”Against the euro, the dollar last stood at $1.0941, on course for 1.3 percent weekly decline. The dollar traded at 0.9657 Swiss franc, down 1.1 percent for the week.Trading was largely subdued in Asian hours as financial markets in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Britain, and the United States are closed for the Good Friday holiday.The Fed on Thursday announced a $2.3 trillion programme to offer loans to local governments and small and mid-sized businesses, the latest step to backstop the US economy as the country battles the coronavirus crisis.The Fed has also slashed interest rates to zero, restated quantitative easing, and increased dollar liquidity to combat a shortage in money markets, leaving the dollar in the grip of bears in the spot market.New York, the US state most afflicted by the coronavirus, offered fresh evidence that the arc of the disease caused by the virus was flattening.The greenback last traded at 108.41 yen, unchanged for the week as concern about an increase in coronavirus infections and the declaration of a state of emergency in Japan offset dollar selling.The coronavirus first emerged in China late last year and has since spread around the world, infecting more than 1.5 million and claiming more than 90,000 lives.On the Chinese mainland, the yuan headed for a 0.8 percent weekly gain against the dollar as China continues to report a decline in new coronavirus cases.The Australian dollar, which is highly sensitive to risk sentiment because of Australia’s dependence on China and the global commodities trade, jumped by 6 percent against the greenback this week, highlighting easing stress in global markets.The pound held steady at $1.2465 on Friday, and headed for a 1.6 percent gain this week. Against the euro, sterling was on course for its third consecutive weekly gain.The British prime minister on Sunday became the first world leader to be admitted to hospital for persistent symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.This initially raised concerns about a leadership vacuum, but Johnson’s condition has gradually improved.The Canadian dollar, the Norwegian crown, and the Russian ruble were all higher against the dollar for the week, but further gains are in doubt.Mexico has delayed an agreement reached by OPEC+ to cut oil output by 10 million barrels per day that was agreed on Thursday, according to Kuwait’s oil minister.Investors reacted negatively to early details of a supply-cut agreement between members of OPEC and its allies by selling crude futures, suggesting these cuts may not be enough to offset an expected drop in global demand.Topics :last_img read more

Leicester City vs Manchester United kick off, TV channel, odds and team news

first_imgManchester United’s Paul Pogba has been a top performer for his side in recent weeks (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Team newsLeicester’s new loan signing Youri Tielemans could make his debut during today’s game, and there are no new injury concerns for the side.Both Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba have had injury concerns during the week but they should be available for selection.Chris Smalling could also make a return to the line-up after appearing on the bench during Man United’s midweek game after recovering from a footy injury, but Marcos Rojo is still out of action.Who are the referees in today’s match?Mike Dean will be refereeing today’s game.He will also be joined by assistant referees Ian Hussin and Darren Cann, as well as fourth official David Coote. Advertisement Advertisement Marcus Rashford has been in great form for Manchester United (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Manchester United will be looking to continue their undefeated streak when they face Leicester City this afternoon.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starOle Gunnar Solksjaer has seen his side win eight of his first nine games in charge, with a 2-2 draw against Burnley being the first drop of points since he joined the club.They could move up to fifth in the league if they win today’s game and Arsenal lose against Manchester City.Leicester are currently eleventh in the league after recent defeats against SOuthampton and Wolves.ADVERTISEMENTDespite these poor results, the team has been performing well against the top teams this season, including league wins against Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Wednesday. MORE: Manchester City planning £80 million summer raid on English defensive duoMORE: Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Manchester City v Arsenal and Leicester City v Manchester United Daniel MackrellSunday 3 Feb 2019 11:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img Leicester City defender Harry Maguire (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)When is Leicester City vs Manchester United?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe match is on Sunday 3 February with kick-off at 14.05 at the King Power Stadium.What TV channel is Leicester City vs Manchester United on and is there a live stream?Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 13.00.Subscribers can stream the match on Sky Go, watch on the Sky Sports app, or non-subscribers can buy a Now TV Sky Sports day, week or month pass.What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)Leicester City – 14/5Draw – 5/2Manchester United – 11/10 Head-to-head in last five meetings 10 Aug 2018 – Premier League Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City23 Dec 2017 – Premier LeagueLeicester City 2-2 Manchester United26 Apr 2017 – Premier LeagueManchester United 2-0 Leicester City05 Feb 2017 – Premier LeagueLeicester City 0-3 Manchester United24 Sep 2016 – Premier LeagueManchester United 4-1 Leicester City Leicester City vs Manchester United kick off, TV channel, odds and team news Commentlast_img read more

Arsenal’s record safe as Watford stun Liverpool and end 44-game unbeaten run

first_img Comment Ismaila Sarr scored twice as Liverpool’s unbeaten run came to an end at Watford (Picture: Getty)Ismaila Sarr scored twice as relegation threatened Watford recorded a stunning upset to end Liverpool’s marathon unbeaten run.Jurgen Klopp’s side had gone 44 games without tasting defeat in the Premier League, just five matches short of Arsenal’s all-time English record, and had threatened to match Arsene Wenger’s 2003/04 Invincibles.Liverpool nearly came unstuck at Anfield against West Ham on Monday night, coming from behind to edge a five-goal thriller, but they had no answer to a relentless Watford side who have been transformed under the management of Nigel Pearson.Despite Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Chelsea on the horizon, Klopp selected his strongest possible starting XI with only Joe Gomez absent through injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLiverpool lacked their usual cohesion, however, and failed to trouble Ben Foster during a largely subdued opening period, during which the home side carried the greater threat, even after Gerard Deulofeu was forced off with a serious knee injury. Arsenal’s record safe as Watford stun Liverpool and end 44-game unbeaten run Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Feb 2020 7:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link547Shares Troy Deeney scored Liverpool’s third goal in a stunning win over Liverpool (Picture: Getty)A half-time pep talk from their manager failed to wake Liverpool from their slumber and the hosts deservedly took the lead in the 54th minute when Abdoulaye Doucoure latched onto a long throw and crossed for Sarr who prodded home from close range.Watford’s record signing doubled the lead just six minutes later when he latched onto Troy Deeney’s through ball, outpaced the Liverpool defence and calmly chipped the ball over Alisson Becker.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalKlopp responded by throwing on Adam Lallana and the former Southampton midfielder, who scored the equalising goal on the only other occasion the runaway leaders have dropped points this term at Old Trafford back in October, immediately threatened with a curling shot that thumped against the woodwork.Shortly after that reprieve Watford killed the game when Trent Alexnader-Arnold’s errant backpass was collected by Sarr who kept his nerve and teed up Deeney for the clinching goal.MORE: Jurgen Klopp pleased to hear Timo Werner praising Liverpool amid transfer linksMORE: Coronavirus could prevent Liverpool from winning the Premier League title Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Hidden benefit in unwanted blocks

first_imgA render of home design on a sloping lot.NEW home buyers are being encouraged to consider snapping up sloping blocks, as development moves westward. Builder Valcon Homes said uneven lots are likely to become more commonplace. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoDevelopment is picking up pace on the Gold Coast including Villawood Properties’ new $500 million Helensvale community, The Surrounds. Supplied. Ormeau Ridge is one of the Gold Coast’s fastest growing suburbian developments.“A sloping block can give a great aspect to a home. The slope often means a hilly area which has the potential to provide an incredible outlook,” said Valcon Homes director Jason Doerr.“Another benefit is that split levels can be used to create a separate or dual living space, which is more difficult to achieve with a lowset home on a flat block.”center_img The Gold Coast’s residential development is sprawling inland.Mr Doerr said working with the site’s natural topography can reduce the extra site and building costs buyers usually associate with sloping land.“If the costs are controlled through intelligent home design, it’s normally cheaper to buy and build on a sloping block, compared to the same size block that is flat, in the same estate,” he said.last_img read more

Asset management roundup: China’s Interbank Bond Market, RWC

first_img“Partnering with Clearstream places us in an excellent position to help foreign institutional investors tap into opportunities in the CIBM, which is the third-largest fixed income market in the world, with a size of approximately 54trn renmimbi,” he said.In other news, RWC Partners, through its emerging and frontier markets team, has entered into an advisory relationship with RiceHadleyGates (RHG).RHG is an emerging-market strategic consulting firm led by former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of defence Robert Gates, former national security adviser Stephen Hadley and former state department official Anja Manuel.RHG will provide strategic input on political and structural market developments to support RWC’s top-down macroeconomic views. HSBC and securities settlement systems provider Clearstream have linked up to enable customers of the international central securities depository (ICSD) to access to China’s Interbank Bond Market (CIBM).In the cooperation, HSBC will be the onshore bond-settlement agent for Clearstream’s overseas institutional investor customers, providing trading execution, settlement and custody services in the Chinese market. Philip Brown, co-chief executive at Clearstream Banking, said: “This development coincides with an important milestone – the inclusion of the renmimbi into the IMF’s SDR currency basket – which is expected to boost investors’ demand for what is already the third-largest bond market in the world.”Ian Banks, head of HSBC Securities Services for Asia-Pacific, said a deep and liquid domestic bond market was a major step on the road to China’s achieving its ambition of making the renmimbi a truly global currency.last_img read more

Dutch transport sector pension schemes resume co-operation talks

first_imgBoth a spokesman for SPF and Peter-Paul Witte, SPOV’s chairman, declined to elaborate on the new discussions.However, in its own annual report, SPOV said that a recent review had indicated that the need for growth and lower costs remained. The scheme said it would not be able to achieve sufficient growth under its own steam.Such growth could be possible by focusing on the entire public transport sector, the SPOV board said, which could include future co-operation with SPF.In its annual report, SPOV said it also wanted better performance from SPF Beheer so that its administrative and financial quality would be assured for the longer term.The board indicated that it would decide this year whether or not to continue with the joint provider beyond 2019. In 2016, SPOV’s relationship with SPF Beheer was among the reasons why the co-operation talks failed, it said.Railways scheme boosts funding with 6.7% gainIn its annual report, SPF recorded a net return of 6.7% for 2017, adding that its funding had improved by more than 10 percentage points to 112.7%. This had enabled the scheme to grant an indexation bonus for members of 0.16%.SPF said it had divested its 5% stake in commodities, citing the carbon footprint of the oil and gas component of the asset class as well as the its impact on food prices.It reinvested half of the proceeds into its residential mortgages portfolio, which increased to 7.5%, while keeping the other half as liquid assets.The scheme said it had lost 5.2% on its commodities holdings, while government bonds and its interest rate hedge had also incurred losses of 1% and 0.7%, respectively.Almost all other asset classes yielded positive results, with equity (16%) and private equity (16.1%) the best-performing investments.Infrastructure and residential mortgages produced 11.9% and 3.7%, respectively.SPF also made clear that its impact portfolio for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) related investments had incurred a 0.2% loss. The majority – €16m – of the committed €25m hadn’t been called in yet.The ESG portfolio comprises 0.5% of the scheme’s assets and is set to double in size.SPF said it had set up a dedicated advisory committee for ESG issues, which is to investigate whether climate change requires the pension fund to change its policy. The €16.5bn Dutch railways scheme SPF and the €4bn public transport scheme SPOV are again exploring the options for co-operation – including a potential merger.In its annual report for 2017, SPF said it had approached SPOV for a second time, after a previous attempt to merge failed in 2016.At the time, the schemes – which both use SPF Beheer as their provider – concluded that a merger would not offer their participants sufficient benefits.Although the smaller SPOV was actively seeking co-operation, it was also keen to keep its own identity.last_img read more