Todrick Hall as Lola(Photo: Jenny Anderson) After lip syncing for his life, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars judge and YouTube star Todrick Hall starts performances in Kinky Boots on November 1. He sashays in as Lola for Alan Mingo Jr., who played his last performance on October 30. Hall is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre through March 5, 2017.Hall recently concluded the national tour of his show Straight Outta Oz. Prior to his YouTube fame, Hall appeared on Broadway in The Color Purple and Memphis. He has worked with dozens of Main Stem names, including Shoshana Bean and Jay Armstrong Johnson, in his videos. He also collaborated with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his variety series HitRecord on TV and was a semi-finalist on season nine of American Idol.Featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from a local drag queen. Together, these two become an unstoppable team, and find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.In addition to Hall, the current cast of Kinky Boots features Aaron C. Finley as Charlie, Haven Burton as Lauren, Shannon O’Boyle as Nicola, Daniel Stewart Sherman as Don and Marcus Neville as George. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Kinky Boots View Comments
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A North Amityville man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison for helping an alleged gunman fatally shoot the convict’s 30-year-old girlfriend three years ago.Joseph DeFelice was convicted last month at Suffolk County court of second-degree murder, hindering prosecution and criminal facilitation.Prosecutors said the 34-year-old collaborated with David Newbeck, 36, of Massapequa, in killing Mandy Jo Jenkins in August 2010 in the apartment the couple shared inside a Halloween supply store.The murder was allegedly payback after Jenkins filed charges against Newsbeck’s girlfriend, Jennifer Russini, who is serving prison time for identity theft and criminal possession of a forged instrument.Newbeck has pleaded not guilty to the same charges as DeFelice and is slated to be tried separately. Newbeck is due back in court Feb. 10.
“Make your money work for you” is such common personal finance advice that it borders on being cliché.But what does it actually mean? And more importantly, how can you do it?We spoke with Sean Gould, a wealth strategist with Waddell and Associates and a certified financial planner, to outline six ways to put your money to work.Open a high-yield savings account.Gould explains that before sending your money off to do the heavy lifting, you’ll want to have an emergency savings account of about six months of living expenses stored in cash.A smart place to keep it is in an FDIC-insured high-yield checking or savings account, where it can generate more value as it waits.A typical savings account offers an interest rate around 0.01%, and a typical checking account is the digital equivalent of putting your money under the mattress. However, high-yield checking and saving offer interest rates that exceed 1% — 100 times what you’d get otherwise.These accounts are usually available at online banks, which keep costs down by forgoing brick and mortar locations. NerdWallet provides comprehensive lists of high-yield checking and high-yield savings. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion With increasing health promotion programs in the workplace, more companies are implementing health-and-wellness strategies to reduce health care costs. Escalating health care costs continue to remain an issue of concern for health professionals and employers.Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is held in March, and it’s a time to educate the community and employers on the importance of colorectal cancer screenings.Routine screenings, such as mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies can detect certain cancers early, when they are most treatable. In an effort to save lives and money, employers can offer paid time off for preventive cancer screenings and benefit from a healthier workplace. For example, employers who offer paid time off for cancer screenings pay less annually in health care claims than for that employee to be diagnosed with cancer. Illnesses and disease are preventable. So by providing your employees with paid time off for cancer screening, your company can lower heath care costs, reduce absenteeism, have higher productivity, increase morale and loyalty of your employees, and much more.This is a great time for employers to adopt a paid-time-off policy for cancer screenings. Government agencies, local businesses and other municipalities already offer four hours of paid time off to their employees. We can all be a part of a healthy nation, and this begins where we live and work every day.For more information on becoming part of a healthy workforce, call the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties at 518-841-3726.Suzanne HagadornAmsterdamThe writer is the Health Education & Promotion coordinator for Cancer Services Program.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationThree seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golf
Rafael Nadal insisted on Thursday tennis “cannot resume until the situation is completely safe” and if the US Open was being played this week, he wouldn’t take part.World number two Nadal, who captured a fourth US Open and 19th major in New York last year, said the coronavirus pandemic still casts huge doubts over the tennis calendar which has been suspended since mid-March.”We cannot resume until the situation is completely safe and fair in terms of health in that all players, wherever they come from, can travel and play tournaments in safe conditions,” Nadal told reporters in a video conference call. ‘Optimistic’? ‘No’ “It would not be realistic. In my opinion, this was the wrong message to send a few weeks ago. It is true that the situation is a little less negative now. “Is there a possibility [that the season will resume]? Yes. Am I very optimistic? No, because I cannot predict what will happen in the coming months. “But my position has not changed: we must show responsibility, we must first be sure that the situation is sufficiently safe, and after of course, try to restart the circuit, when we can see clearly.”The US Open remains on the schedule but there are still doubts over whether or not it will take place with New York being the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States.The tournament at Flushing Meadows, as well as the rearranged Roland Garros, could be staged behind closed doors in an effort to reduce the risk of virus infection.In 2019, the US Open attracted a record crowd of almost 740,000 to its sprawling Billie Jean King Tennis Centre in New York.The French Open last year brought in 520,000 paying customers”Honestly, I hate the idea [of playing behind closed doors], but if it’s the only solution why not?,” added Nadal.As far as Roland Garros is concerned, Nadal appreciates the conditions under which he must defend his title in a Paris autumn will be very different to those he is used to in May and June in the French capital.”It changes everything. It changes the preparation, the weather will probably be different. I’m used to playing it at another time and having a different schedule. “But if that’s what is going to happen, I will have to adapt, like everyone else. If it is finally possible to play Roland Garros, I will try to prepare myself as best as possible to be very competitive.” Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since the Second World War while the French Open has been shifted from May/June to September/October.In normal times, the Roland Garros event would have been deep into its second week by now with Nadal expected to win the Paris trophy for the 13th time.However, for Nadal, there are far more complex and significant matters to consider even if he could have been within touching distance of Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Slams.”In my mind, if the whole world is suffering, if a lot of people are dying because of this pandemic, we cannot imagine organizing a huge sporting event with lots of people from around the world,” said Nadal, who turned 34 on Wednesday. Topics : “If you told me to play the US Open [scheduled for main draw start on August 31] today, I would say ‘no’. “In a few months, I don’t know. I hope so. We have to wait for people to return to normal life. And when it does, wait to see how the virus evolves.”It’s very difficult for me to separate what the world is experiencing from my point of view on tennis, that’s why I was very pessimistic a few weeks ago.”The ATP and WTA schedules have been on ice since March with action not set to resume until the end of July at the earliest.
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 485 Views no discussions Share Food & DiningLifestyle Lionfish on the menu in The Bahamas by: – October 18, 2011 Lionfish on the reef. Photo: Bill WattsALICE TOWN, Bahamas –With more than 400 servings of a new menu item last month, Bimini Big Game Club’s General Manager Michael Weber and Chef Alvarez Bastian have found a recipe to help the environment in The Bahamas and sate the most discriminating palate at the same time.The Bimini Big Game Club’s Panko Breaded Lionfish Nuggets are the talk of the island — a gourmand’s answer to a tasty snack and an eco-solution for helping to rid nearby reefs of an aggressive and non-native predator.“Our lionfish nuggets have become a huge seller, and though we don’t serve endangered species such as grouper and we were the first Bahamas resort to feature a shark free marina, we have absolutely no problem in turning lionfish into a menu item,” said Weber.The colourful and charismatic lionfish, a member of the venomous scorpionfish family, are native to the Indian Ocean and South Pacific. First observed in Fort Lauderdale in 1985, they appeared in noticeable numbers in the Caribbean and Florida waters around 2000 and have continued to breed aggressively. Scientists are quite concerned that lionfish may be completely reinventing the western north Atlantic coral reef ecosystem.How bad is it? According to Dr Mahmood Shivji, a professor at Nova Southeastern University and director of the Guy Harvey Research Institute, “There are enormous concerns that lionfish will completely change and possibly destroy Atlantic coral reefs by overrunning them and shrinking their native biodiversity, and that the ongoing damage is severe and possibly irreparable. So far, there is no known quick-fix, and the problem is escalating exponentially.”Weber is quick to admit that turning lionfish into finger food is far from a solution, but with proper cleaning, the lionfish meat is excellent in taste and texture, and any that make it to the table means “they are no longer a threat on the reefs.”The US federal government’s chief fisheries management agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in agreement, having developed an Eat Lionfish campaign http://www.ccfhr.noaa.gov/docs/EatLionfishPullCard.pdf.“If you can’t beat them, eat them,” said Weber.Lionfish on the menu. Photo: Bimini Big Game ClubRecipe for Panko Breaded Lionfish Nuggets a la Bimini Big Game Club(Please carefully adhere to cleaning recommendations before preparing)Lionfish Nuggets;4 oz of LionfishFlour1 cup liquid eggPanko breadcrumbSalt and pepperCajun seasoningIn 3 separate bowls place your liquid egg, flour and breadcrumb. Cut Lionfish into small bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper and Cajun seasoning. Dip pieces into flour, shake off excess flour, and then dip into liquid egg and then into Panko breading. Once covered in the breading they are ready to take a long hot bath in some hot oil at 325 degrees until crispy golden brown.Homemade Cilantro and Key Lime Tartar Sauce:Mayonnaise 1 cup1 gherkin or small pickle2 tbs Key Lime juice6 leaves of chopped cilantro2 tbs of chopped capersMake sure all above ingredients are FINELY chopped. Mix the above ingredients in a mixing bowl and fold ingredients together and add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until time of service to remain fresh.Caribbean News Now
NewsRegional Tropical storm Ophelia dissipates, Philippe forms by: – September 26, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 37 Views no discussions Image via: hurricanezone.netMIAMI, USA — While tropical storm Ophelia has degenerated into a remnant low and is expected to weaken and dissipate in a day or so, tropical storm Philippe has formed over the far eastern Atlantic.According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, the center of post-tropical cyclone Ophelia was located about 145 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west-northwest at 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 35 mph, with higher gusts. Meanwhile, the centre of tropical storm Philippe was located about 500 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands, moving toward the northwest near 12 mph. A gradual turn toward the north-northwest with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Philippe is expected to approach hurricane strength by late Monday.However, on the forecast track, it is not expected to be a threat to the Caribbean.By Caribbean News Now contributor Share
Meanwhile, the island is stillrecovering from the aftermath of typhoon Ursula. Many resorts andestablishments use power generator sets for their amenities while the commercialflights here (Caticlan) airport and boat trips from Caticlan to this islandwere resumed. BORACAY – The Malay municipal policestation has urged tourists in this world-famous island to be vigilant in theupcoming surge of holidaymakers. The local police raised the safetyconcerns after a number of incidents took place in Barangay Balabag here. PN FILE PHOTO “Avoid having drinks with people youbarely know to avoid possibility of rape or theft. Have good, clean fun with agroup to avoid untoward incidents due to intoxication,” the Malay municipalpolice station said in a social media post. The automated teller and cash depositmachines of some banks are still offline as of this writing, while residentsand motorists waited in lines to get fuel in gasoline stations as the localgovernment tries to address the issues.(Witha report from Akean Forum/PN)
Arsenal have brought former midfielder Mathieu Flamini back to the Emirates Stadium – but manager Arsene Wenger admits a long injury lay-off for Germany forward Lukas Podolski means he must act swiftly again ahead of the transfer deadline. “The best years are in front of him (Flamini) now – the next three years. Physically, he is perfect. He was tested, prepared and he is physically in fantastic shape,” Wenger said on Arsenal Player. “He knows how we play football, knows the club and had a huge desire to come back. “He was available because he was out of contract and he is a quality player, and a focused player, so those were all the reasons that pushed me to make that decision.” Despite bids for Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Yohan Cabaye, so far France Under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo was the only other confirmed new recruit – and that also on a free transfer. Arsenal continue to be linked with the likes of Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria at Real Madrid, along with Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella, Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata and St Etienne defensive midfielder Joshua Guilavogui. Wenger maintained the search goes on for new talent. “When you think that we lost three players of the stature of (Mikel) Arteta, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain and Podolski for three months basically before the season really starts, it’s very hard to take. “We are in a position where you want some more players.” Flamini, 29, made 153 appearances for the Gunners from 2004 to 2008, and returns to the club after five seasons in Serie A with AC Milan, having become a free agent earlier in the summer. While Wenger believes the versatile France international – who was deployed at left-back in the 2006 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in Paris – is more of a complete player now then when he left after allowing his contract to run-down, the Arsenal manager accepts he must further bolster his depleted squad before the window shuts on September 2. Press Association Given Arsenal’s injury problems, Flamini could go straight into the squad for the north London derby against Tottenham. However, Podolski will be out until toward the end of the year, Arsenal have confirmed. The Germany international, who scored twice in the 3-1 Barclays Premier League win at Fulham last weekend, hobbled off during a 2-0 defeat of Fenerbahce on Tuesday as the Gunners progressed to the Champions League group stage, where they will face Marseille, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli in Group F. Tests have revealed Podolski is now set for a prolonged spell of rehabilitation. Wenger said: “It is bad news about Lukas Podolski as he will be out for eight to 10 weeks. “His hamstring is much more damaged than we thought at the start. “It is very disappointing and we have paid a very heavy price for that win [over Fenerbahce]. We have to be patient now.” Midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored twice against the Turks, but finished the match on the bench with a groin problem after Arsenal had used all three substitutes, while Jack Wilshere’s fragile ankle was a cause for concern after he was the victim of some meaty tackles. However, Wenger suggested both men should be fine for Sunday. “The news is quite positive. They just had bumps and bruises. They will be involved,” he said. Midfielder Arteta and captain Thomas Vermaelen continue their recovery from respective thigh and back problems. Wenger added: “Arteta is doing okay, but there are few weeks to go with him. Thomas Vermaelen could be back after the international break.”
Paris, May 31: Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem on Thursday overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the second round of the French Open with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.Thiem and Tsitsipas started the match on Wednesday but were interrupted as evening came on, with the Austrian leading two sets to one; Thiem won the fourth set when the players resumed play on Thursday, reports Efe.The world No. 8 said he felt very good about his form after winning a four-set match against Tsitsipas, whom he considered one of the toughest players of the second round.Thiem is to face in the third round Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who beat Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Thursday defeated German qualifier Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5 to book a place in the third round.Cilic, the third seed, needed two hours and 50 minutes to dispatch Hurkacz, ending the Polish tennis pro’s best run at a Grand Slam event, reports Efe.When the 29-year-old Cilic seemed on his way to a straight set win, he conceded his service for the only time during the match, and 21-year-old Hurkacz proceeded to win the set through a tie break.Cilic, however, did not give his rival any option for a rally as he saved the only break point he faced in the fourth set and one break, out of eight opportunities to seal the win. Next up for Cilic is Steve Johnson of the United States, who rallied from a set down to defeat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2. IANS