UK: Crew Says Farewell to HMS Cornwall

first_img View post tag: UK View post tag: says View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: crew July 6, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Crew Says Farewell to HMS Cornwall View post tag: Farewell The crew of HMS Cornwall said farewell to the ship last week at a decommissioning ceremony at Devonport Naval Base.The ceremony, held on Thursday 1 July 2011, marked the retirement of the ship from the Royal Navy after 23 years, and was an occasion for the ship’s captain, Commander David Wilkinson, to pay tribute to her affiliated organisations and the county of Cornwall as a whole for their support.Commander Wilkinson said he and the ship’s company had been proud to represent the nation and Cornwall worldwide on operations and other duties.The event included a parade of the crew, a band of the Royal Marines, a religious service, the ceremonial final sounding of the ship’s bell and the lowering of the commissioning pennant, White Ensign and Union Flag.HMS Cornwall, known as the ‘Fighting 99′, is the last of the Type 22 frigates to be decommissioned under the MOD’s Strategic Defence and Security Review. Sister ships HMS Cumberland, HMS Chatham and HMS Campbeltown have preceded HMS Cornwall.The ship has circumnavigated the globe, visited every ocean, taken part in Cold War operations, and recently served east of Suez on counter-piracy duties.Commander Wilkinson described his ship as world-beating and was proud to have served with his crew over the last 13 months, who he thanked for their support and professionalism. He said they were both compassionate and aggressive when needed, served with good grace and humour, and were his strength.He added: “My ship’s company have been fantastic, a wonderful example of the youth of today. I look back on my command with pride. It is an honour to be the last commanding officer of HMS Cornwall. “I hope the people of Cornwall have good memories of HMS Cornwall and all who served on her. This was an occasion to say farewell and to thank the county of Cornwall. The freedom of the city of Truro parade by the ship’s company on the 13th of July is a chance for the country to say goodbye to us.”Chief Petty Officer John Midwood, of Dewsbury, near Leeds, lowered the White Ensign for the last time at the stern of the ship.Most of the crew will stay together until late October 2011 after which they will attend courses and move onto new posts. In the meantime the physical decommissioning process will continue but the future of the ship is yet to be determined.[mappress]Source: mod, July 6, 2011 View post tag: HMS View post tag: Navy UK: Crew Says Farewell to HMS Cornwall Share this article View post tag: Cornwalllast_img read more

Japanese Coast Guard Patrol Ship Arrives at Port of Korsakov to Attend Russian-Japanese Exercise

first_img View post tag: Guard Training & Education View post tag: of View post tag: At View post tag: Russian-Japanese Japanese Coast Guard patrol ship arrives at the port of Korsakov (Sakhalin Island, Russia) on Oct 25 to attend Russian-Japanese exercise of frontier services, reports RIA Novosti referring to a representative of Sakhalin Coast Guard Dept Natalia Yershova.“Japanese patrol ship Soya will stay at Sakhalin till Oct 28. Purpose of the visit is improvement of international cooperation between border guard agencies of the two countries and countering trans-frontier criminality at sea”, Yershova said.According to her, apart from joint exercise the visit program includes solemn meeting ceremony at Korsakov port, courtesy visits of Japanese delegation, state receptions arranged by both parties, and concerts for the crews of Russian and Japanese ships. Besides, residents and guests of Sakhalin Island will be allowed to visit a Russian Coast Guard ship and Japanese patrol vessel Soya.The history of mutual official calls paid by Sakhalin and Japanese frontiersmen goes back to 2000. When the memorandum of cooperation development between Russian FSB Frontier Service and Japanese Coast Guard was signed, a Sakhalin patrol ship for the first time attended the naval parade in Tokyo Bay. In 2003 two other Russian patrol vessels participated in an exercise jointly with Japanese ships. Since 2007 this trend has received new impulse; joint drills and official visits of Russian and Japanese border guards are becoming regular. The most eventful year was 2008 when frontier agencies of both countries celebrated jubilees; Russian Frontier Service turned 90, and Japanese Coast Guard – 60.Such close cooperation promotes mutual understanding and helps to protect territorial waters of both countries more effectively, respond to regional challenges rapidly, and reach compromise in problematic issues.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 26, 2011; View post tag: coast View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Japanese Coast Guard Patrol Ship Arrives at Port of Korsakov to Attend Russian-Japanese Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: port View post tag: Korsakov View post tag: Patrol October 26, 2011 Japanese Coast Guard Patrol Ship Arrives at Port of Korsakov to Attend Russian-Japanese Exercise View post tag: attend View post tag: Arrives View post tag: to View post tag: ship View post tag: Japanese View post tag: Exerciselast_img read more

July Indiana Employment Report

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.4 percent for July and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 15,564 over the previous month. This was a result of a 2,964 increase in unemployed residents and an increase of 12,600 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.38 million, and the state’s 64.8 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.9 percent. Indiana’s labor force growth of 67,519 over the past six months represents the state’s largest six-month increase since 1995 in the state.In addition, Indiana’s initial unemployment insurance claims continue to be at historical lows.Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated here: 2018 Employment ChartsEmployment by SectorPrivate sector employment has grown by more than 24,800 over the year, and has increased by 5,600 over the previous month, primarily due to gains in the Professional & Business Services (2,700) and the Construction (2,000) sectors. Gains were partially offset by losses in the Other (-1,000), which includes Mining and Logging, IT and Other Services, and the Financial Activities (-400) sectors. Total private employment stands at 2,703,800 and is 14,900 above the December 2017 peak.Midwest Unemployment RatesJuly 2018 Midwest Unemployment Rateslast_img read more

Harvard battles MIT in consulting competition

first_imgIn early August, Harvard hosted the third annual MIT vs. Harvard Case Competition. This multi-day event, jointly organized by the Harvard Graduate Consulting Club and the Consulting Club at MIT, is open to all graduate students and postdocs and provides an opportunity for participants to demonstrate and share their consulting strategies and network with industry professionals. Over a one-week period, randomly assigned teams of four worked on a live case from a real business and provided a presentation of recommendations to be graded by judges from top consulting firms.The final presentation, held at Harvard’s Tsai Auditorium, showcased the top Harvard and MIT teams. This year’s first-place winner was MIT Team #7 with participants Ioannis Simaiakis, Wener Lv, Leon Li, and William Herbert; Harvard Team #6 with Michael Soskis, Ondrej Podlaha, Jessica Lucas Yecies, and Emre Basar won second place; and Harvard Team #3 with Yifan Lu, Xiaobo Xu, Xu Zhou, and Martin Allan won third place.last_img read more

Hugh Jackman Taps His Way Through Tonys Rehearsal!

first_img View Comments Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman is heading back to Radio City Music Hall to host the Tony Awards for the fourth time on June 8. From the looks of it, the Tony winner and Oscar nominee will be dancing up a storm that Sunday. The Wolverine star ditched his claws for some sensible tap shoes and shared on Instagram a quick peek at rehearsals for a tap routine choreographed by Warren Carlyle (nominated this year for directing and choreographing After Midnight). Something tells us you won’t be tapping in The River, Jackman, so show off your triple threat status as much as you want over the next few weeks! We can’t wait to tune in to CBS on Tony Sunday to see the full number.center_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events April 9 – 15

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Wake the SunThis is a band of true grit. You’ll hear the influences of the groups that invented today’s rock scene, such as Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, mixed up with modern-day sounds like those of the Black Keys and Cage the Elephant, but with a twist on the music that is all their own. Their live performances are a must-see–check them out as they perform songs from their EP Wicked Souls. Warming up the crowd will be Time King, Two Cent Sam and Schoeffel. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10. 7:30 p.m. April 9. Erik the Reptile GuyThe author and adventurer will speak and sign his new book Madagascar Live. He is a New York State-licensed veterinary technician and founder of the wildlife education company Erik’s Reptile Edventures animal shows. Shortly after graduating from Stony Brook University in 2006, he has shared his program with thousands of people in the New York tri-state area and around the world. Will there be skinks? Nah. Will there be boas on hand to pet and feed? No, absolutely not. There’s sure to be an iguana there, no? Unfortunately not, dear friend. Unfortunately not. There will be plenty of reptile knowledge, however. Plenty of that, indeed. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. April 9.Long Island and the Civil WarWhat was Long Island’s role during the great war that split our country in two? How did our brethren live during this time? What did we think of Abraham Lincoln? This extraordinary lecture and book signing will answer all these questions and so many more about this dark, challenging and defining time in our Island and nation’s history. Historian Harrison Hunt and longtime Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer, who co-wrote Long Island and the Civil War: Queens, Nassau and Suffolk During the War Between the States, will explain it all. Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. Free. 7 p.m. April 9.ZebraLong Island’s own legendary saviors and purveyors of rock (via Louisiana), The Mighty Zebra will be shredding through nearly 40 years of hard rock and metal fueled by the superhuman guitar virtuosity of the beloved Randy Jackson. With Mystic. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50. 8 p.m. April 9.GinuwineGinuwine is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, a singer/songwriter, dancer, rapper and actor from Washington, DC. His early collaborations with Timbaland in the 1990s, including his hit “Pony,” cast him into the spotlight as a bright young talent. Since then, he has made his debuts across screens both small and big (Parks and Recreation, You Got Served) and continues to thrill audiences with live performances and his signature sounds and moves. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $20. 10 p.m. April 9. My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, I’m In Therapy!Stopping on Long Island during its national tour is this smash hit, one-man show written and performed by Steve Solomon inspired by the creator’s hilarious family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy—and they succeeded! One part Lasagna, one part Kreplach and two parts Prozac, you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache! Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. $44-$68. Times vary. Through May 10.I See MeThey say that our eyes are windows to our souls. They say that poetry is a mirror to the inner truths of our collective heart, our essence, our life’s spirit [or at least one Press staffer does]. Self-analysis can be both a challenge and a triumph, and one would hope that the result would be a clearer, brighter you, having observed these truths and then adapted and modified and opened your hearts accordingly. Is this what the participants of this self-analysis will discover? Will they have the fortitude and commitment to truth necessary to both see themselves for who and what they really, truly are, and then infuse those revelations, no matter how ugly or glorious they are, to better themselves and thus, all of humanity!? We shall see, dear readers. We shall see. Or rather, they shall. Come learn how artists responded to the challenge of: “Who are you? How do you see yourself?” Self-portraits rule the day. Let’s hope their consequential illuminations do, too. Runs through April 27. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. April 10.A Toast to the ColiseumJoin Pat LaFontaine, Bobby Nystrom “Mr. Islander” and Steve Webb as they host other NY Islander Alumni to put on one great party to give a final Toast To The Coliseum. On the evening of this event, The NY Islanders will be taking on the Penguins in Pittsburgh. This unique viewing party will be an opportunity for attendees to celebrate the final regular season weekend of the NY Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum! The Chateau Briand, 440 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. $150. 6:30 p.m. April 10.Joan OsborneJoan Osborne’s vocal range makes these writers wonder if she is indeed “one of us.” This Kentucky-born transplanted New York singer/songwriter has such a unique interpretation of music that she has helped to reinvent folk music and reintroduce it to modern audiences. With turns in the pop, R&B, soul, blues and country genres, she is virtually unstoppable. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $49. 8 p.m. April 10. Jessie’s GirlJessie’s GirlBreak out the Converse, strap on a headband and dust off the jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$30. 8 p.m. Apr. 10.The New York Funk ExchangeForget your dancing shoes, LI—you’re going to need more than that to keep up with this nine-piece band’s dance-inducing, hip-popping and head-shaking tunes. They specialize in old school funk as well as jazz, soul and R&B. As if its name and long list of songs weren’t enough to convince you that New York Funk Exchange is the epitome of fun, the band decided to name its most recent album This is Your Brain on Funk. Forget caffeine, a couple of minutes listening to these masters of da funk will have you totally wired—or as Press contributor Tirana puts it: pumped “out of your gourd!!” Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett $10. 10 p.m. April 10.The Cavalry Is UsThis record-release show in celebration of The Cavalry Is Us’ Lessons In Moving and presented by East Coast Collective will unleash a barrage of local and regional bands and absolutely devastating tunes by the aforementioned, as well as from A Will Away, Gone By Friday, Rebels Fighting Robots, Sun & Flesh, Above Skylight and In My Sights. Damn, this gig is gonna rock! Don’t miss it. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. $10. (Ages 16 and up.) 6 p.m. April 10.Spring FestivalSpring is the time of rebirth, of starting anew, of hoisting your arms toward the gorgeous blue sky and shouting, “Yes!” It is also a season defined by boundless amounts of fun, whether that be strolling around one of Long Island’s many lakes, streams and/or nature preserves, sipping large vats of really, really great coffee down along the shoreline of any one of our gorgeous beaches, or just kicking back and relaxing for a quick lil nappler beneath the soon-blossoming shade trees. This massive celebration spills onto the side streets of our local communities, of course, and culminates in plentiful fairs, bazaars and food fests sponsored by a host of municipalities, religious groups and organizations. This joyous celebration of this life-affirming season will feature fun activities for children of all ages, including bouncing castles (!!), spring crafts, a petting zoo (!!), an assortment of spring games and activities, along with light refreshments (!!). As a young child-poet Arthur Rimbaud once envisioned: “It Was Springtime”! Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. Free. 1 p.m. April 11.Expo 34An opening reception featuring the moving works of winners of the above-titled art exhibit, and judged by Whitney Museum of American Art’s Curatorial Assistant Adrienne Rooney, this collage of light and dark and color and passion is sure to be nothing short of absolutely spectacular. Come marvel at the creations of such talented souls. Come connect with their visions. Come revel in the beauty that is the artists’ eye, and hold dear its mortal-immortal embodiment. b. j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Through April 30.Dominic ChianeseThe Bronx-born Broadway performer and big screen actor is also an accomplished musician with several notable Italian-inspired tracks. Dominic Chianese, who released two albums in the early-2000s, is no stranger to performing at the Patchogue Theatre, having played the venue several times over the course of his musical career. The multi-talented performer has appeared in The Godfather: Part 2, Dog Day Afternoon, All the President’s Men, and dozens of other movies and TV series. Chianese will be joining guitarists Marc Vincent Sica and Mark Pelliccio. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $28. 7 p.m. April 11.Taste of Flight Wine Expo 2015Wine is the nectar of the gods, and there will be no other vino-infused gathering worthy of paying homage to your grape’s lords than here, at the largest wine event in the region. Sample from more than 300 delicious heal-alls from throughout Long Island and the country. Toss back a few chunks of cheese, a few dozen olives and/or heaping spoonfuls of balsamic vinegar. Munch on some fresh bread, slather it with garlic and various dips, then devour some absolutely dee-lish desserts while listening to jazz. Dive head-first into mounds upon glorious mounds of soothing, velvety chocolates! Yes, this event is truly here, and yes, you deserve this. Pour it on! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. $49 online, $59 at door. 7 p.m. April 11.Citizen CopeAn Intimate solo / acoustic performance with Citizen Cope, the soulful sounds of Clarence Greenwood. This singer/songwriter/music producer whose songs have been recorded by Carlos Santana, Dido, Pharoahe Monch and the late Richie Havens will be performing his own compositions from his record label Rainwater Recordings. Come check out the performer the Washington Post called the “City’s most soulful export since Marvin Gaye.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$66. 8 p.m. Apr. 11.Rael: The Music of GenesisThis is the ultimate treat for true Genesis fans who remember the days back when Peter Gabriel was lead singer and Phil Collins was the guy behind the drum kit. Fans have been raving about the inspired performances of this NY/North Jersey band. Seeing Rael perform live is like turning the clock back to a time when the early stirrings of music genius were first making themselves known. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $20-$30. 8 p.m. Apr. 11.Jonathan Edwards & John Ford ColeyJonathan Edwards is that special kind of performer whose songs of truth, passion and humor never get old. He’s been taking care of his audience for 40 years, and the feeling is mutual. “It is really gratifying,” Edwards says, “to hear [someone say], ‘Your stuff has meant a lot to me over the years!’ ” To say his pure, powerful tenor has aged like a fine wine would please him, too. His concert mate is best known as half of the Grammy-nominated duo, England Dan & John Ford Coley, whose work on piano and guitar added so much to their material—and yielded some triple-platinum and gold records as well. Get a good buzz on Edwards’ popular ode “Shanty” or rise up with his protest anthem “Sunshine (Go Away Today).” Either way, these two gifted artists would really “love to see you tonight,” as Coley’s hit song says, and time with them is sure to resonate. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $40-$45. 8 p.m. April 11.Fabulous ThunderbirdsThe Fabulous Thunderbirds first took wing more than 30 years ago in Austin, Texas, but no matter how high they flew, they always remained grounded by their love of the blues, R&B, and good ole rock ‘n’ roll. Kim Wilson, co-founder of the group, is the sole original member on their tour these days but he is keeping the spirit alive and kicking as their style evolves with the times. Muddy Waters once called Wilson his favorite harmonica player. About him Wilson says, “He almost adopted me. I’ll never forget him!” Besides Wilson, the current lineup includes Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass. They play American music with an intensity and artistry that must be heard to be believed. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $49. 8 p.m. April 11Adelson – Minucci – Bellucci Power Trio With Special Guest Rachel ZWithout a doubt this will be a tremendous night of jazz virtuosos. Steve Adelson is known as one of the world’s premier players of the Chapman Stick, an amazing multi-stringed instrument that combines bass and guitar. Music publisher Hal Leonard has rightfully included him in their book, The Great Jazz Guitarists. Emmy Award-winner Chieli Minucci, a guitarist, producer and composer, has been a major force on the jazz scene for three decades, leading the Grammy-nominated jazz group Special EFX as well as performing with the likes of Celine Dion, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez. Rounding off the trio on drums is master percussionist Frank Bellucci, who co-hosts the monthly Jazz Jam at Treme. Last but not least by any means is Rachel Z, an exceptionally strong performer and composer who has lent her versatile talents to Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola and Peter Gabriel, to name a few top musicians. You owe it to your ear drums to come hear them play. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $25. 8 p.m. April 11.Flak JacketThree friends named C4, Militia and Tank joined forces in 2000 after serving for at least a decade in the rock ‘n’ roll trenches, and in various formations they’ve been blowing away fans with their fracking great music ever since as Flak Jacket. C4, who handles guitars, bass and vocals, was in the loud psychedelic punk band, The Drens. Front man Marky Militia had sung his lungs out for such high-energy punk vets like Larry’s Fuel and Naked Lettuce. Drummer and vocalist Tommy Tank was with Militia in Naked Lettuce before they broke up. Now Tank’s moved on, and in his place is The Flow on bass and Greeny on drums. March to this show without delay–it’s their CD release party! That’s an order! Then order some of Even Flow’s award-winning wings! Yummzler. With All New Episode and Radio Daze. Even Flow Bar and Grill, 150 E Main St., Bay Shore. $10 8 p.m. April 11.Fired Up! FestChaos, disorder, and really really infectious tunes from a wide range of LI-based bands. With Bad Mary, Line Don’t Cross, Fatal Outbreak, Bending Over Backwards, Slipt Away, The Livid Greys, Traffic Moving Well • Samurai Pizza Cats [a Press favorite band name, though The Livid Greys are up there, too] & Death Glare. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $15 DOS. 3 p.m. April 12.The Price is RightWhat other TV program in American history has done more to appeal to our country’s insatiable consumerism? Oh, yeah, probably dozens! But who’s counting? This show is a live version of the iconic hit. The time is right, the price is, well, you know the rest. You don’t have to read the tag, or the fine print, to know that a great time is in store. This entertaining enterprise features celebrity host Todd Newton. “This is more than a show,” Newton says, “it’s an event!” The touring version may not have the famous models on TV, once known as Barker’s Beauties, who’ve carved out their own marketing niche for the way they move products. But there’s so much going on it’s too big for one TV set to handle, even if it’s got a giant 65-inch Ultra HD screen with 4K resolution [as one of the Press‘ staffer’s]! So come on down! NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury $49.50. 4 p.m. April 12.The New BlackThe New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community. Screening will be followed by a discussion and reception with activist Karess Taylor-Hughes, who appears in the film. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. April 12.InsitesThis hard-charging rock band based in south Florida started out as Frontline but was reborn as Insites in 2010. They’ve opened for Stryper, the Christian glam rockers, and the Emmy-winning Phil Naro. Currently working on their third album, they recently released a single from it called, “Etched in Stone,” which they say is a heartfelt tribute to the men and women in law enforcement who selflessly “protect us, our towns, our cities, and our homeland.” They should know: They’re law enforcement officers themselves. With Jose Rodriguez-Schmidt on guitars and keyboards, John Wagner on drums, Joseph Kuchta on bass and James Gamboa on vocals and guitars, they’re now performing their “Rockers Behind the Badge Tour,” promoting suicide prevention awareness for law enforcement and first responders through music. As they put it, “Our music is a reflection of our lives and experiences, both the good and the bad.” They’ve got the chops to deliver a powerful message. Mulcahey’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. $10. 7 p.m. April 13.Dog Fashion DiscoYou know you’re beloved when after breaking up and then resurrecting the band your fans raise thousands of dollars—$85,000 to be exact—to help fund production of a new album. Now Dog Fashion Disco will thank fans in the only way it knows how—with a long-awaited tour that stops for one night in Amityville. This experimental metal band, which features seven members, is ripe for a knock-you-off-your-feet type of performance. With Beebs And Her Money Makers, Crisis Crayon and Short Notice. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $13, $15 DOS. 7 p.m. April 15. Chamber Music TrioThe Weiss-Lee-Kalayjian Trio–award-winning, world-famous chamber musicians–will perform Beethoven’s “Piano Trio No. 7,” aka “Archduke,” among other selections. The musicians are all highly sought-after soloists and award-winning chamber musicians. Little Theatre, Roosevelt Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. Free. 7 p.m. April 15.Paths to ParadiseA silent comedy classic starring the hilarious Raymond Griffith as a suave jewel thief and Betty Compson as an equally dexterous con-woman, Paths to Paradise screens with live accompaniment by MoMa’s Ben Model. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 410 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. April 15.Colin QuinnColin Quinn, the star of the critically acclaimed one-man show on Broadway “Long Story Short,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and the off-Broadway hit “Unconstitutional,” is bringing his act to the intimate confines of Bellmore’s Brokerage, one of nine such performances taking place on Long Island in the coming months. The Brooklyn-native went from stand-up comic to TV host and a stint on Saturday Night Live before embarking on his latest projects. As several Press staffers know all too well, this is the place where dreams are made and the laughs just keep going and going. Don’t miss this gig. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. $14. 8 p.m. April 15.Jeff BeckHe’s jammed with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, collaborated alongside Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, and along the way, earned a Grammy and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as he secured his place among rock’s top guitarists. Jeff Beck has inspired musicians for decades, and he continues to amaze crowds with his otherworldly talents and mind-blowing feats that to this day don’t seem possible. With special guest Tyler Bryant. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $50-$125. 8 p.m. Apr. 15-17.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Treasury Department estimate of CU tax exemption cost drops

first_imgThe Trump Administration’s five-year estimate of the cost of the credit union tax exemption has dropped by almost a third, according to the Treasury Department’s latest estimate of tax expenditures.The department now estimates that the credit union tax exemption will cost $10.562 billion in lost tax revenue between 2018 and 2022. A year ago, the Treasury Department estimated that the credit union tax exemption would cost the federal government $15.763 billion between those same years.The report does not give a reason for the change.The Treasury Department also estimated that the credit union tax exemption will cost $24.017 billion between 2019 and 2028.In the report, the Treasury Department also reported that there are more than 50 tax expenditures larger than the credit union tax exemption. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Property gamble sees a $4m price cut for former casino executive

first_imgThe owner of this stunning home accepted much less than he had initially wanted for the home.A GAMBLE on a six-star dream home failed to play out as a former casino executive envisioned, forcing him to accept a $4m price cut. Joe Guiseppe, who was an executive with Monte Carlo’s second biggest casino before he retired to his favourite holiday destination – Noosa – had developed a massive 2,611sq m waterfront site for his forever home. The arches are very European.Mr Guiseppe told The Courier-Mail that it was a sad day for him.“I feel sad because I will never (have) a house like this one. It was my private resort. But due to my illness I had to sell it albeit under market value.” Rooftop terrace at the stunning Noosa homeThe home sold for $4.75m on February 10 according to The home has a full size flood lit tennis court.Among the most striking feature was his creation of a grand waterfront entertaining pavilion between the pool and the waterfront, with a waterside roof terrace as well. center_img The ceilings soar above the living spaces.He threw in everything he’d seen highrollers become accustomed in Monte Carlo including soaring 3m high ceilings, a gourmet main kitchen plus a waterside kitchen, a massage treatment room with jacuzzi, a Hammam steam room with shower, a fully equipped gym, home cinema with bar, a gas heated Roman pool plus a 19m lap pool, a full size floodlit tennis court and a large boat jetty.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agothe property has room for a large boat.But when illness struck he was forced to try and cash out of the property – which was when he hit a decade long hurdle.According to CoreLogic records, he had initially put the property on the market for a whopping $8.8m in 2006, then dropped the price to $7.3m between 2006 to 2009, before moving to $5.8m in 2011. He then tried putting it up for auction in 2013 and when that did not work, he had it sit on the market looking for offers over $4.7m. The home was meant to be a forever home.The home was designed so that multiple generations could coexist in the same space, with a retreat room that has its own lounge and full bathroom, a master bedroom with twin ensuites, three ensuited guest bedrooms, a guest living room with a kitchenette and a self-contained apartment for the caretaker or nanny.last_img read more

Just a touch of glamour in Indooroopilly

first_imgThe living area opens to the covered terrace.There’s a splash of retro glamour as well with parquetry floors.Adding to the property’s sense of privacy is direct pedestrian access off the street. It almost feels like a home on its own lot.While the couple look forward to the next chapter of their life together, leaving the home is bittersweet, said Ms Howarth.“We’ve really enjoyed living there,” she said.“The lifestyle and the convenience are fantastic, and we’ve made some good friends.” The kitchen overlooks the open plan living area.Ms Howarth said smart design and features made an impression with visitors to the home. “People are always surprised at how big it is and how much of a feeling of space there is in it because of that really high ceiling — it makes it feel like a big place.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Ms Howarth said there was plenty to love but one of her favourite rooms was the kitchen, which looks down to living area and through to the terrace.“I love that it opens out onto the dining area but also down onto the living area so I can still be involved in whatever is happening down in the lounge,” she said. When Emma Howarth and Jesse Knaggs saw the townhome at 2/23 Musgrave Rd, Indooroopilly, they knew it was for them.“We didn’t want the standard box style apartment. We saw this one and knew that it was the right one for us,” Ms Howarth said.But the couple believe it’s now time to move on from their much-loved urban pad.The three-level, two-bedroom townhouse is situated smack-dab in the middle of Indooroopilly’s best services and amenities.“We couldn’t have asked for a better location,” Ms Howarth said.“I can just pop across to the shops or the gym and it’s a quick walk to the bus or train as well.”last_img read more

Is Obesity Contagious?.

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Have you ever noticed that overweight people tend to hang out more often with other overweight people? Coincidence or choice?Researchers at Arizona State University decided to study the issue. What they found was people do in fact “cluster” according to size.The answer to why this happens isn’t clear. What is clear….“Obese families and friends usually have two things in common: food choices and activity levels or more accurately, lack of activity. Obese parents tend to raise obese children. Obese family and friends hang out and eat the same kinds of detrimental foods and participate in the same kinds of detrimental habits,” say co-authors Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel of the new book, TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust.Most of the study participants said if given a choice, they would rather have some other serious disease or condition instead of battling obestiy. More than 25% said they’d select depression over obesity; nearly 15% would choose total blindness, some would pick alcoholism and some even selected herpes instead.Among the possible clues to obesity clustering: the old edict “misery loves company,” dieting frustration and a resolve to just be fat. But the Griesels say:“Obesity is not from lack of will-power but rather the result of bad diet and exercise advice. It is difficult to follow the usual prescription for 30-90 minutes of aerobic exercise 5-6 times per week. Add the usual recommendations of a reduced calorie, “balanced” diet based around the USDA food pyramid and you have a recipe for failure. Sugar is too often a prevalent ingredient in packaged and refined foods that are so often touted as ‘healthy’. With the consumption of all these low nutrition manufactured foods, the body is left craving more in an attempt to make up for the deficit. Consequently an unhealthy cycle begins.”“Although inconclusive, this study has provided some important information about trends in obesity and the public health implications”, said the Griesels.By: Shira Scott 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share HealthLifestyle Is Obesity Contagious?. by: – July 27, 2011last_img read more