Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2014 Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding The cast also features Chloë Patellis, Sam Masotto, Emily Dinova, Gregory Cioffi, Marissa Perry, Chris Lazzaro, Denise Fennell, John T. Lynes, Gus Theodoro, Silvana Mastrolia, Courtney Brooke Lauria, Rick Pasqualone, Debbie Pingitore, Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, Brad Martocello and Tim Monaghan. View Comments Breaking up is hard to do. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, which officially opened on April 28, will shutter off-Broadway on May 31. The interactive show stars Marilia Angeline and Joe Ferraro as the Bride and Groom, Valentina Lynne Nunzio and Anthony Angelo Nunzio (roles originated by the shows’ creators, Nancy Cassaro and Mark Nasser). In the two-part event, audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the bride and groom. As with the original production, which was New York’s longest-running comedy, the show begins with a ceremony, now held at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School. The bridal party then escorts their family and friends through the heart of Times Square and Shubert Alley to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. Once at Guy’s American, guests enjoy an Italian-style buffet dinner, as well as cocktails and dancing all-night-long to DJ Donny Dulce. Related Shows
View Comments Jennifer Laura Thompson, Rachel Bay Jones and more will appear alongside Ben Platt in the previously announced world premiere of Dear Evan Hansen. The Arena Stage production will begin performances at Washington, D.C.’s Mead Center on July 10. Michael Greif directs the musical, which features a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Steven Levenson.The show follows Evan Hansen (Platt), who’s about to get everything he’s ever wanted: his dream girl, a perfect family and a chance to fit in. He just has to hope that his chance to connect isn’t ruined by the secrets he’s hiding. In addition to Platt, Thompson and Jones, the cast will feature Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Alexis Molnar, Michael Park and Will Roland.Thompson most recently appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It; her additional credits include a Tony-nominated turn in Urinetown, Wicked and Footloose. Jones has appeared on Broadway in Pippin, Hair and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Dreyfuss’ Great White Way credits include Hair and Once. Faist made his Broadway debut in Newsies. Molnar has appeared off-Broadway in Harbor. Park recently appeared in the world premiere production of Tuck Everlasting; prior to that, he appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, How to Succeed… and Carousel on Broadway. Roland is a resident artist and board member at Studio42.The production will feature sets by David Korins, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Clive Goodwin and projection design by Peter Nigrini.Dear Evan Hansen will run through August 23. Star Files Ben Platt
Since the first diagnosis of COVID-19, the spread of the pandemic worldwide has negatively affected global economic growth. According to the latest release by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), global economic growth will decline by 6% to 7.6% in 2020, depending on whether there is a second wave of infections.Similar trends are also observed for the U.S. economy. Real gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S. decreased at an annual rate of 5% in the first quarter of 2020. The unemployment rate in the U.S. has reached its highest level since 1929, with a peak of 14.7% in April during the COVID-19 lockdown. The most recent unemployment rate is at 11.1% in June, indicating that the labor market has improved since the reopening of the economy. However, with the current surge of cases in the U.S. since reopening, and as some of the hardest-hit states beginning to pause reopening, it is difficult to predict how long the pandemic’s negative impact on the economy will continue.As cotton and cotton-related products are discretionary items, COVID-19 has significantly impacted demand for cotton. The greatest decline in consumption has been observed in China and India. Retail sales in clothing and clothing accessories in the U.S. experienced an 87% decline in April from the previous year. With the anticipation of a decline in consumers’ consumption of apparel, the recovery of the spinning industry is anticipated to be slow.Slightly lower production, reduced consumption and higher beginning and ending stocks are projected for the 2020 cotton crop globally. World cotton production in 2020 is forecast at 118.7 million bales, 3% (4.2 million bales) below the previous year. Global cotton mill use is forecast at 114.4 million bales in 2020, 11.5% (12 million bales) above 2019, but still significantly lower than 2017 and 2018 levels. The world ending stocks are also projected at 104.7 million bales, the second-highest level on record.U.S. cotton production is projected at 19.5 million bales in 2020, 2% (400,000 bales) below the 2019 crop. However, this number will most likely be adjusted down due to weather-delayed planting in several states and reduced acreage in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June acreage report. The U.S. planted acreage for cotton was forecast at 12.2 million acres, down 11% (1.5 million acres) from last year. Fifteen of the 17 major cotton-producing states have declined in upland planted acres compared with 2019, with the largest decline in Texas. In Georgia, the planted acres declined to 1.2 million acres from 1.4 million acres in 2019. This decreased acreage nationwide is primarily due to lower prices and provides some opportunity for price recovery.U.S. cotton exports are projected at 16 million bales for 2020, 1 million above the 2019 crop, and the third-highest on record. U.S. ending stocks are projected at 7.3 million bales in 2019 and 8 million bales in 2020. Stocks-use ratio is projected at 43% for 2020, the highest since 2007. This increase in ending stocks in the U.S. creates downward pressure on U.S. cotton prices. The season-average farm price is projected at 57 cents per pound in 2020 compared to 59 cents per pound in 2019 and 70.3 cents per pound in 2018. New crop December futures closed at 62.95 cents per pound on July 2.
By Lorena Baires/Diálogo February 16, 2017 Although the road to restoration presents difficulties, Haitians continue to rebuild their country and to seek to heal the wounds left by natural disasters. Their progress is being monitored by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which is focused on recovery, reconstruction, and peacekeeping efforts. Among its members is the Salvadoran Contingent (SALCON), which is devoted to implementing humanitarian relief and health education projects. Partner nations SALCON was integrated into the Mechanized Infantry Company of the Chilean Armed Forces’ 25th Battalion, and works with that company on short- and long-range patrols, convoy escorts for humanitarian aid, and civic activities. From the base located at Cap-Haïtien, Major Efraín Recinos, an infantry officer who commands the SALCON VIII contingent for MINUSTAH, manages his staff’s distribution of food and clothing from Cap-Haïtien to Gonaïves, a city that received the brunt of three hurricanes in the last two decades. “In the country, there are still affected communities that need food, clothing, and blankets, and our troops organize the daily distribution of the aid. This is reinforced by general health education workshops to prevent the spread of diseases,” Maj. Recinos explained to Diálogo. In the afternoons the Salvadoran soldiers go into the communities, where they come face-to-face with Haiti’s reality. Amid the shortages, they fill the needs of the citizens and help them to solve basic problems of poor health. “This mission has enabled me to promote the habit of practicing preventive health measures among the people, in order to reduce the risk of contracting diseases”, Dr. Jessica Esmeralda Ramírez, a member of the medical team in the SALCON VIII contingent of MINUSTAH told Diálogo. “Doing community healthcare in contact with the civilian population fills me with satisfaction because I know that we are helping them lead a better life.” Helping to help The work that these soldiers do “remains an expression of our nation’s strong resolve to continue supporting and working with all international initiatives aimed at improving conditions of stability among states, as well as their citizens’ quality of life,” the Salvadoran defense minister, Brigadier General David Munguía Payés, stated during the sendoff for SALCON VIII who departed for Haiti from the 2nd Air Brigade’s military base. Even if all the humanitarian aid and preventive health education disaster victims are receiving would solve some of their problems, psychological care would complement the support provided by this mission. Dr. Karol Denisse Martínez, a psychologist, is part of the SALCON VIII contingent’s medical team. In her daily work, she must show empathy as she confronts the aftereffects of these disasters, such as insecurity around the lack of proper housing and the fear of helplessness. “Every day we share our community mental health knowledge in simple activities with the people, such as listening to them tell their stories about what they have experienced. Through human warmth, we build supportive relationships with those who need assistance. It is a very gratifying endeavor because we are helping them grapple with their situation emotionally,” Dr. Martínez said. Help without borders From February 2013 to the present, the SALCON military has carried out 550 security, patrol, and aid actions to maintain a stable and secure environment. The Salvadoran military has some 200 soldiers dispersed among MINUSTAH, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Force in Mali (MINUSMA). In UNIFIL its contingents have conducted more than 5,000 actions from June 2008 to the present, notably in the form of motorized patrols, vehicle checks, observation posts, runway security, and medical care for the Lebanese people from the “Miguel de Cervantes” military base. MINUSMA is made up of 90 Salvadoran soldiers and is the country’s largest contingent. This is the first time the country has independently taken part in a peacekeeping mission. Since April 2015, the group has conducted more than 3,500 assignments patrolling, transporting, doing convoy escorts, conducting air surveillance and reconnaissance, providing medical transport, and search- and-rescue and extraction missions.
June 15, 2004 News and Notes June 15, 2004 Regular News J. Patrick Lennon of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Kalamazoo, MI, spoke about the impact of homeland security threats on the operation of commercial real estate facilities at a real estate conference, “Synergy 2004,” held at the Lansing Convention Center. Brynn Newton of the Seventh Circuit Public Defender’s Office received the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers for more than 20 years of service, her commitment to local environmental causes, and her patronage of the arts. Quentin E. Morgan of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected to the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Broward County Bar. J. Rocco Cafaro of Hill Ward & Henderson in Tampa, P.A., has been elected to the board of directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the Hillsborough County Bar. John Elliott Leighton of Miami recently spoke on “Jury Selection in Inadequate Security Cases” at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Jury Selection seminar in Tampa. He was also recently re-elected as co-chair of the ATLA’s inadequate security litigation group. Meenu T. Sasser of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach has been elected to the board of directors for the Palm Beach County Bar. Cheryl Little, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami, was honored with the “2004 Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award” for her commitment to preserving individual rights and liberties at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida’s 25th Annual Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award Dinner in Coral Gables. Harry P. Teichman of Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa has been appointed a director to the Hillsborough County board of junior achievement, and also named sergeant-at-arms of the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar. Bette Kester Conrad of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach, has recently released her first book called “The Tao of Legal Ethics.” Jeff A. Albinson of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Tampa presented “Liars and Tyrants and Boors: Oh Why? A Seminar Dealing With the Bad Behavior of Counsel, Clients, Witnesses, and Others” at a professionalism seminar sponsored by the Palm Beach County Bar. Richard A. Berkowitz of Miami has been elected president-elect of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Charlotte H. Danciu of Boca Raton recently presented “Reproductive Law: Surrogacy, Embryo Donation and other Infertility options” at the annual meeting of the Florida Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Orlando. William Berk of Adorno & Yoss in Miami has been elected a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Joel C. Zwemer of Ft. Pierce has been named to the continuing legal education committee of The Florida Bar. Daniel J. Santaniello of Ft. Lauderdale presented “Automotive Liability: Evaluating and Defending Soft Tissue Claims” to members of the South Florida Claims Association. Nora L. Miller of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando has recently been named as parliamentarian and admitted as a board member of the Central Florida chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Steven Hurwitz of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A., in Tampa has been elected president of the Florida Adoption Council. Barbara C. Davis of the Office of Attorney General received the “Woman of the Year” award for 2004 in recognition of her achievements in criminal law, community service, and environmental protection from the Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers. Jeanne T. Tate of Tampa was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Florida Adoption Council. H. Scott Fingerhut has become president of the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Howard D. Rosen of Coral Gables presented “Asset Protection Update” at a seminar for the Monroe County Estate Planning Council. Herman J. Russomanno of Miami has been honored with the “David W. Dyer Professionalism Award” from the Dade County Bar Association Professionalism Committee. The award recognizes a lawyer or member of the judiciary who endeavors to the highest level of humility, civility, compassion, and morality characteristic of Judge Dyer. Delano S. Stewart of Tampa received the Herb Goldberg Award from the Hillsborough County Bar. Carin M. Porras of Gordon C. Brydger, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale has been selected chair of the family law section of the Broward County Bar. Michael Rosenburg of Coral Gables presented “U.S. Pre-Immigration Estate & Gift Tax Planning for Nonresident Alien Domiciliary Individuals” at the South Dade Estate Planning Council Meeting in Coral Gables. Yvette Rodriguez Brown of deBeaubien, Knight in Orlando has been appointed special master for Orange County’s Code Enforcement division. Nancy E. Stroud of Weiss Serota Helfman in Ft. Lauderdale recently spoke on “Development Exactions” at the ALI ABA Inverse Condemnation and Related Government Liability Advanced Course in Washington, D.C. Adam August of Holland & Knight in Tysons Corner, VA., co-authored “Don’t Let Chapters 7, 11 be Your Unlucky Numbers,” a creditor’s rights-focused article, which was published in the Washington Business Journal. Salvador Juncadella of Morgan Lewis in Miami has been elected vice-president of the Argentine-Florida Chamber of Commerce. Jason Guari has been appointed to the board of directors of the North County Section of the Palm Beach County Bar. Harley S. Herman of deBeaubien, Knight in Orlando has been recognized by the New York Times, the State of Florida NAACP, and the Tri-City NAACP chapter for his legal service to promote and protect civil rights. Christopher S. Knopik of Tampa received the Michael A. Fogarty “In the Trenches” Award by the Hillsborough County Bar. Timothy P. Shusta of Phelps Dunbar in Tampa has been re-appointed as president and chair of the Tampa Foreign Trade Zone Board, Inc. He also has been re-elected to a two-year term as secretary of the Propeller Club Southeast Region. Matthew J. Wilson, associate professor for Temple University School of Law and director of Temple’s year-round Japan program, was the keynote speaker at a legal symposium hosted by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations on the topic of why Japan should not adopt proposed legislation mandating that all losers in litigation pay the winner’s attorney fees. Dennis G. Kainen of Miami spoke about “Taxpayer Representation Before the Internal Revenue Service and in Criminal Proceedings” to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at a seminar in Colorado. Karen J. Ladis, coordinator of the 11th Circuit Put Something Back Pro Bono Project, recently spoke about “Recruitment and Retention of Large Law Firms” at the 2004 ABA pro bono conference in Atlanta. Ira Leesfield of Miami spoke on the topic of rainmaking at a Dade County Bar meeting. Lee D. Glassman of Plantation spoke on the topic of current trends in residential real estate at the 2004 South Florida Homebuyer’s Expo at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Michael Rosenburg of Coral Gables presented “Foreign Investments in the United States—Tax and Related Matters” at a CLE in Ft. Lauderdale. Karen Reynolds Gramenz of Lake Worth received the “2004 C.L. Grumbach, M.D., M.P.H., Volunteer Service Award” from the Palm Beach County Health Department/Florida Department of Health. Harvey E. Oyer III of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach was appointed by Mayor Lois Frankel to the evaluation team for “City Center,” a planned mixed-used development. The team will review, evaluate, and rank the developers’ proposals for the project, and making recommendations to city commissioners.
Sharing is caring! PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Sunday night said she was standing by her embattled senior cabinet minister, Austin “Jack Warner, who was temporarily suspended by the International Football Federation (FIFA) while allegations of bribery against him are investigated. In a statement issued here, Persad Bissessar said that it is a fundamental tenet of the rule of law that a man is innocent until proven guilty. ““This right is enshrined in the constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and is an important pillar in our system of justice. And so, the decision by FIFA to initiate a “provisional suspension” of its vice president Jack Warner, pending investigation is not a determination of guilt but part of a process that we trust will be fair and unprejudiced,” she said. Football’s world governing body on Sunday pledged to investigate bribery allegations against Warner, former presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam and two Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials, temporarily suspending them from activity connected with the game. Warner and Bin Hammam have been accused of offering US$40,000 to national associations of the CFU at a meeting on May 10 and 11 here, in return for their votes in the FIFA presidential election.Bin Hammam was to face incumbent FIFA president Sepp Blatter for the top post in the game in an election on June 1 in Zurich, Switzerland.CFU officials Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester were also suspended until a full investigation into bribery allegations against them was conducted. Warner, who is also the Minister of Works and Transport in the five-member coalition administration here, has already reacted bitterly to the suspension describing it “as an abuse of the process and achieves no real purpose as stated in the decision and again demonstrates the bias of their enquiry. “I intend to say a lot more on this matter shortly in the meantime I will vigorously defend my reputation as well as the reputation of the rest of the Caribbean members,” he added. Persad Bissessar said that a “provisional suspension” is not to be equated with a finding of guilt, far less a sentence based on a finding of wrong doing. “The process must now be allowed to go its full course since as I said, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. “ She said that FIFA is an international sport body that is not part of the government of Trinidad and Tobago, adding “we therefore have no knowledge about its procedures and the dynamics of its unique internal politics. “It would be unfortunate if we made premature adverse judgement and pronouncement on a matter that is under investigation. This would be contrary to the spirit and letter of the laws of our land,” she said, adding “ I am fully aware that events like this involving a senior cabinet minister will be of immense concern to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. She said she is also concerned about the allegations and expect Warner to provide an update when he returns to the country. “At this time, there is no reason for me to arrive at any conclusion regarding the allegations made against Mr. Warner,” she said, describing the her senior cabinet minister as “a son of our soil’ who served this nation faithfully at that very football organisation and who was instrumental in leading Trinidad and Tobago to its very first world cup qualification just a few years ago”. She said he must “be allowed every opportunity to present his case against the allegations made about him. “Consequently, at this time I will not prejudge the allegations against Minister Warner, and until there is evidence to the contrary, I stand by him,” she added. NewsRegional BACKING JACK: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister stands by her embattled senior minister by: – May 30, 2011 Share Share 13 Views no discussions Share Tweet
LANCASTER, Pa. (May 23) – Diversified Machine Inc. makes a big award winner out of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver making the most visits to victory lane this season.The new IMCA marketing partner gives a Bulldog CT-1 quick change rear end to the Modified driver with the most 40-point feature wins during the 2015 point season.Sixth through 10th place drivers in the national Modified, IMCA Late Model and IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car point standings each receive $100 product certificates from the Lancaster, Pa., manufacturer.“We’ve always been interested in IMCA, for a couple different reasons,” explained Sales Manager Dave Ely. “I’ve kept up with Super Nationals and racing in the Midwest. I’m as interested in what happens on race night at Spencer, Iowa, as I am what happens at the Knoxville Nationals.”“And I like the technical side of it,” added the veteran of 20 Sprint Car racing seasons. “I’m impressed when I see cars with eight inch tires, and the traction they create, racing three and four wide. That intrigues me.”Diversified Machine is owned by Jim and Tammy Haines, who started the business in 1991. DMI has expanded three times, most recently into a 66,000 square foot facility.The Bulldog Rear Ends line was introduced in 2004 and quickly became a favorite with Pennsylvania Sprint Series drivers. Research and development testing for Modified and Late Model rear ends began in 2009 and have been rolling off the production line ever since.“We really take pride that our products are made in the USA. We want people to know we’re the ‘Made In the USA Guys,’” Ely said. “It’s an important part of our philosophy. IMCA is also driven by people who have jobs in the USA.”Diversified Machine awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.The company’s growing dealership list includes fellow IMCA sponsors Allstar Performance, B & B Racing Chassis, Belleville Motorsports, Bob Harris Enterprises, Performance Bodies and Ricochet Race Components.“I whole heartedly believe racing is built around good people and this sport is filled with them,” Ely emphasized. “IMCA Modified, Late Model and Sprint Car drivers work hard all season. It’s cool to be part of this.”More information about DMI-made rear ends is available by calling 717 397-5347, on Facebook and at the www.diversifiedracing.com website.“The Bulldog rear end is a high quality piece and a perfect quick change selection for our Modified, Late Model and Sprint Car drivers,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “The 2015 rule change has allowed us to develop this new relationship and help market the products of a great company like Diversified Machine.”
Van Straten stayed close but had to settle for second, Chas Van Ooyen was third, Jeremy Christians took fourth and point leader Josh Mroczkoski rounded out the top five. The contest ran caution-free. SEYMOUR, Wis. (June 21) – Mark Schuenemann paced the opening laps of the $1,000 to win IMCA Modified feature Friday at Outagamie Speedway before defending track champion Marcus Yarie came to call. By Edward Anschutz Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Yarie won the green to checkered contest ahead of Schuenemann, Mike Mullen, Brian Mullen and Jerry Wilinski. Yarie took the lead from Schuenemann and set sail, going unchallenged for his first local feature win of the season and pocketing the $1,000 payday. Former national champion Travis Van Straten raced to the lead on lap one of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner. After starting in row five, Eric Arneson worked to the runner-up position by lap five using the top groove. Arneson set his sights on Van Straten, pulling even with him on lap eight. A lap later, Arneson took the lead and never looked back, earning his first feature win of the season. Jayden Schmidt took the lead from John Rothmund on lap eight of the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature and never looked back, scoring a clean sweep on the night with his first feature win of the season. Rothmund had to settle for second, point leader Cody Schroeder was third, Cole Magnin was fourth and Ryan Schmidt had his best run of the season to place fifth. Jake Peters made a last-lap pass on Brian Johnson to score his first-ever mach-1 Sport Compact feature victory.
Decatur County, In. —A report from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department says one person was injured in a Sunday crash that caused a power outage in the northern part of the county.Around 5 p.m. police began an investigation into a report of a reckless driver on U.S. 421 near the Honda plant. While en route, police learned the car struck a utility pole.When police arrived the unidentified driver was unconscious and the pole was broken.The driver was airlifted from the scene with unspecified injuries. Power to more than 300 Decatur County REMC customers was restored within about three hours.No names have been released. The investigation is ongoing.
A Daytona Beach man is in trouble for apparently sending his ex-girlfriend text messages claiming that he wanted to commit a mass shooting.According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, A 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix was arrested on Friday.Deputies say that he sent the woman text messages that read, “A school is a weak target..id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away… I’d wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.” Another message reportedly stated, “But a good 100 kills would be nice. I already have a location (laughing cry face emoji) is that bad?”The ex-girlfriend called deputies, who found Wix in a Winn-Dixie parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores and arrested him. He told the deputies he does not own any firearms, but that he is “fascinated” with mass shootings.Wix faces charges of making threats to commit a mass shooting. He is being held without bond at the Volusia County Jail.The incident comes nearly two weeks after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people.