New York’s Public High Schools Moving Football To March

first_imgStock Image.LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons will be postponed until March to address concerns associated with the novel Coronavirus.“We’ve spent two days speaking with nearly 500 athletic directors across the state and it’s clear that administering high-risk fall sports during the COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant challenge for our member schools,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA executive director. “These are unprecedented times and, unfortunately, difficult decisions will have to be made to address this ongoing crisis.”As a result of the move, the start date for the spring sports season has been moved from March 15 to April 19.Low and moderate risk fall sports practices are still scheduled to begin Sept. 21 for those schools and sections who have determined it’s feasible to host interscholastic athletics. Those sports include girls tennis, cross country, girls swimming and diving, boys and girls soccer, and field hockey. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub to Star in The Mystery of Love and Sex

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 26, 2015 Star Files Diane Lane, Tony Shalhoub, Gayle Rankin and Mamoudou Athie will star in Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery of Love and Sex. Directed by Sam Gold, the off-Broadway production will begin previews at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on February 7, 2015. Opening night is set for March 2.Lane last appeared on the New York stage in 1977, aged 12, in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Agamemnon. She was nominated for an Oscar for Unfaithful and an Emmy for Cinema Verite. Other screen credits include The Outsiders, The Perfect Storm, Under the Tuscan Sun and Man of Steel. Shalhoub was nominated for Tony Awards for his performances in Act One, Golden Boy and Conversations with My Father. His additional Broadway credits include Lend Me a Tenor, The Heidi Chronicles and The Odd Couple. He took home Emmy Awards in 2003, 2004 and 2006 for Monk. Rankin is currently appearing in Cabaret on Broadway. Athie’s stage credits include Generations.The Mystery of Love and Sex is the story of four individuals whose lives remain inextricably intertwined over time. Charlotte (Rankin) and Jonny (Athie) are two college students and long-time friends since the age of 9. As their relationship turns romantic, over her parents’ (Lane and Shalhoub) objections, an onslaught of truths about their past is unleashed, threatening not only their relationship with each other, but with their families as well.The production will feature sets by Andrew Lieberman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Jane Cox, and original music and sound by Daniel Kluger. The Mystery of Love & Sex Related Shows Diane Lanelast_img read more

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Hispanic outreach: Language is not a barrier to growth

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Cultural awareness matters most to Hispanics, according to Vantage West CU.by: Adam MertzIf your credit union is considering how to better serve Hispanics in your region, the leadership team of Vantage West Credit Union’s outreach effort offers a valuable piece of advice: Don’t think of language as a barrier.“It’s important to keep in mind that most Hispanics speak English, and a significant number of them prefer to do business in English,” say Jill Casey, Vantage West’s assistant vice president of eCommerce and Public Relations, and Luis Soto, Hispanic segment marketing manager.So, address the language issue with Hispanics the same way you would any other member preference—with respect and sincere interest in offering them the products and services that best address their needs.“We recognized that communicating in Spanish with the Hispanic segment can help build a connection in some instances, but not every message has to be delivered in Spanish,” Soto and Casey say. “Sometimes, it’s more important to be culturally aware and inclusive.” continue reading »last_img read more

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International Fireworks Festival on the list of the most recognized pyrotechnic shows in the world and this year at Bundek

first_imgThis year, too, the International Fireworks Festival will decorate the sky over Zagreb.In pyrotechnic circles, the Bundek Fireworks Festival is recognized worldwide and believe it or not there are already waiting lists for teams that would like to participate in it. The Fireworks Festival has turned into an excellent tourist product, followed by a huge number of citizens as well as tourists, and is visited by more than 30.000 people every year.One of the most visited events this year has prepared magical light surprises, which will surely delight audiences of all ages.The venue is the bank of the Sava along Lake Bundek, where from 29.6.2018 to 01.07.2018 to gather the best and most imaginative world-renowned deminers, and to organize a party to remember, show their skills and illuminate the Zagreb sky with thousands of projectiles.This year it is being held for the 18th time, and at 17 festivals held so far, renowned world fireworks performers from many countries – Germany, China, Austria, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Romania , Philippines, etc. This time we will be introduced to three top teams that have an enviable world rating. These are companies that have already won many international festivals:  “Bolshoy Prazdnik” Russian masters of sky painting, Fire Event from Austria known for its fascinating choreography and depiction of the sky in the form of a magical fiery backdrop, and HC Pyrotechnics – Belgium, who introduced themselves to the Zagreb audience 4 years ago, and are known for their passion for painting the sky, and as true artists combine traditional baroque with a touch of modern technology.Fireworks are fired in accordance with the music, and what is interesting is that all three teams will have a given theme for the first two minutes, ie a song from the Zagreb region. And this year, the three teams will present their skills with spectacular 10-minute fireworks, which will include countless projectiles. By the way, these are specially designed fireworks in which the firing of fireworks is synchronized with the musical background.The host Mirnovec Pyrotechnics already has an enviable career and so far they have performed fireworks around the world (Montreal-Canada, Berlin-Germany, Moscow-Russia, Kaliningrad-Russia, Macao-China, Pohang-Korea, Hanover-Germany, Warsaw-Poland, Courchavel -France, Rome-Italy, Muscat-Oman, Valletta-Malta, Vilinus-Lithuania), and what is interesting is that they are also engaged on the tour of Enrigue Iglesias and are currently working on effects at his concerts in Lisbon and Copenhagen.During all three days of the festival, a colorful music program and entertainment content for all ages and tastes is provided: children’s fireworks are prepared for children every day at 22 pm, and there is a large amusement park, a rich gastronomic offer and the launch of lanterns to help associations Krijesnica and Veliko srce malom srcu. In the past five years, around HRK 600.000 has been collected and handed over to the mentioned associations!Certainly, for a complete experience, it is necessary to look closely at the fireworks and thus through music experience the complete magic of a fiery fairy tale over Zagreb. Tourist employees in Zagreb, introduce your guests to this unique and top tourist experience. Even better, visit the Fireworks Festival in Zagreb together with your guests.See the full program of events herelast_img read more

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UNWTO: Residents are aware of the positive impact of tourism on their cities

first_imgWe can conclude that, according to a global survey by the World Tourism Organization, most residents believe that tourism has a positive impact on the economy, but that it is still necessary to take certain measures to better manage it. You can find all the results of the research in the presentation HERE. Of all respondents, more than 70 percent think these measures should focus on improving infrastructure and facilities, as well as creating attractions for tourists and residents. Twelve percent of them believe that these measures should include a limit on the number of visitors, while only 12 percent believe that the promotion of tourism should be suspended. Question: How to react to the increase in the number of tourists in your city? / UNWTO Question: How does tourism affect your city? / UNWTO An online survey was conducted in 15 countries and targeted 12.000 people to better understand residents ’perceptions of urban tourism and its impacts and management strategies. “Today, adequate tourism management for the benefit of visitors and residents, while ensuring that local communities benefit from tourism, is becoming more important than ever”, Said Zurab Pololikashvili, UNWTO Secretary-General. “It is important to set up a plan for urban tourism as soon as possible that is fully in line with the urban agenda.”center_img For many urban destinations around the world, addressing the challenges of growing tourism demand and adequately managing tourism flows have become priorities. The results show that 49 percent of respondents believe that measures should be taken to better manage tourism. But again, values ​​vary from country to country – from 75 percent in Argentina to just 24 percent in Japan. Almost half of the respondents (47%) believe that they live in a “city with a large number of visitors”. Yet the results vary significantly from country to country, ranging from 68 percent in Australia to just 33 percent in France. Over 50 percent of them believe that tourism has a positive impact on the budget and the promotion of cultural exchange, and 49 percent of respondents believe that measures should be taken to improve tourism management. Only 12 percent of respondents prefer to limit the number of visitors, reports the UNWTO. Wealth and income generation as well as intercultural exchanges and new offers of activities have the greatest impact on cities. The perception of the positive impacts of tourism is particularly strong in Argentina, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Spain and Sweden. According to the first global survey by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ipsos agency, 47 percent of respondents believe that they “live in a city with a large number of tourists.” last_img read more

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Kate Hawkesby: Legislation will never stop a black market

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 28 February 2020Family First Comment: Exactly. ‘Legalisation’ increases the demand and use, while ‘regulation’ simply empowers the black market because drug users don’t do ‘regulation’! Never have. Never will.The very week the government looks to legislate on vaping, guess what happens?To serve as a reminder I guess that you can do whatever you want around legislating stuff, you’ll never control the black market. Or squash it, 12 to 13 year old school children are being approached in a busy shopping precinct in Auckland and if it’s happening in Auckland it’ll be happening in other cities too no doubt and they’re being offered ‘cheap’ vapes for sale.Out of a woman’s bag. An Asian woman sifting the back alleys of Auckland’s Newmarket, is approaching young kids in school uniforms, and selling them vapes. I’ve heard about this from both school kids who’ve been approached, and from parents.It’s a cash deal of course, and the seller’s got the juices too.Some of the juices are 6 mg’s nicotine. For a kid. Whose never smoked, but is being offered a cheap vape and a juice with 6 milligrams of nicotine in it.God knows where the vape juice or the vapes themselves are from, but kids don’t ask those kinds of questions.They think it’s cool, they’re in a group, they’re under pressure, someone’s offering to sell them one ‘for cheap’ with no restrictions or age requirements or any questions asked.So school kids are being direct marketed to, and they’re buying them.READ MORE: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/early-edition/opinion/kate-hawkesby-legislation-will-never-stop-a-black-market/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings.

first_imgSweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings.Pile a plate high with skillet-fried wings, then drizzle with a tomato-based sauce flavored with honey, hot sauce, and lime juice. The wings have a nice spicy kick to them, thanks to the hot sauce and ground red pepper, so serve with Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for dipping, and vegetable slices to cool your guests down.Makes 4 to 6 servingsIngredients:1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup honey1/4 cup chipotle-flavored hot sauce1 tablespoon grated lime rind (about 3 limes)3 tablespoons fresh lime juice1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper4 to 5 pounds chicken wings1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1 cup all-purpose flourPeanut or vegetable oilPreparationHeat tomato sauce and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Stir in honey and next 4 ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes. Set tomato sauce mixture aside.Cut off wingtips, and discard. Cut wings in half at joint, if desired.Sprinkle wings evenly with salt and pepper; dredge lightly in flour, shaking off excess.Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat oil to 375°.Fry wings, in 3 batches, 8 minutes per batch or until golden and crispy. Remove wings from oil using a slotted spoon; drain on layers of paper towels. (Allow oil to return to 375° before adding next batch of wings.)Place wings in a large bowl. Drizzle with tomato sauce mixture, tossing well to coat. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.Recipe Source: Myrecipies.com Food & DiningLifestyle Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings. by: – August 16, 2011 Tweet 26 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Enobakhare returns to Wolves from unsuccessful Wigan loan

first_img Loading… The 21-year-old was at Wigan for the first half of the season, but he only played a single League Cup game all season. He did not get the chances he expected, per the Express and Star.Advertisement Bright Enobakhare has returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers sooner than anticipated. Now he is back at Wolves, and it is possible he will go out on loan to another club for the second half of the season. He has not played for Wolves since they got promotion to the Premier League. Read Also:Olympic Eagles countenance three points against CIV The 21-year-old was a part of the team that emerged from the Championship two years ago. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In Hollywood9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?World’s Most Delicious Foods7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

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City gov’t proposes P2.7B 2020 budget

first_imgFor 2020, the proposed budget for themayor’s office is P73.7 million for personnel services and P590,400, 957 forMaintenance and Other Operating Expenses./PN Of the P2.7 billion proposal, 57.21percent (P1,546,449,500) will come from local taxes while the remaining fromthe city’s Internal Revenue Allotment. Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN But here’s one good news to citygovernment employees. “We have adjusted sangsweldo sang aton mga empleyado kag may saka man nga 10 percent across theboard per department para ka-functionsila properly,” said Treñas. Treñas said no city hall departmentwould get zero budget. It hurdled the SangguniangPanlungsod’s appropriations committee and is now set for deliberation by thelegislative body. His uncle, Mayor Jerry Treñas, previouslywarned that department heads absent in meetings he called won’t be gettingbudgets. ILOILO City – The city government’sproposed budget for 2020 is P2.7 billion. “It’s a conservative budget,” said CouncilorJay Treñas, chairperson of the appropriations committee, “kay indi kita segurado sang mga actual naton nga income.” The proposed budget, however, isaround P400-million higher than this year’s. Matters not covered by the proposed2020 budget may be funded via budget supplements, said Treñas.last_img read more

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McNamara in induced coma

first_img Course spokesman Andy Clifton said: “JT McNamara is being transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol via air ambulance and continues to undergo assessment.” The rider was reported to be conscious following the fall, but McNamara’s uncle, the trainer Andrew McNamara, said: “I’ve been told that JT is in an induced coma at the moment.” JT McNamara was airlifted to hospital in an induced coma after being injured in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival. The renowned amateur rider was partnering Galaxy Rock for trainer Jonjo O’Neill in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup when the pair crashed out at the first fence. Medical staff were quickly on hand to treat McNamara and it was decided to transfer him to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol for further treatment without delay. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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