Tony Yazbeck in ‘Finding Neverland'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) Star Files Some familiar faces are flying back toward the second star to the right. Finding Neverland alums Paul Slade Smith and Dana Costello have assumed the roles of Charles Frohman and Marie Barrie, respectively, in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical. They take over for Marc Kudisch and Teal Wicks at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Additionally, Tony Yazbeck will return to the role of J.M. Barrie on June 10, stepping in for current star Alfie Boe. The production is set to shutter on August 21.Smith returns to the role of Charles Frohman after temporarily stepping in in April; he also understudied the role while playing Mr. Henshaw. His additional credits include Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera on tour and writing Unnecessary Farce and The Outsider. Before Finding Neverland, Costello appeared on Broadway and on tour in Jekyll & Hyde.Yazbeck, who previously performed a two-month stint as J.M. Barrie earlier this year, received a Tony nomination in 2015 for On the Town. His additional stage credits include Chicago, White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line and Oklahoma! on Broadway and Prince of Broadway in Japan.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.In addition to Smith, Costello and Boe, the current cast includes Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Sally Ann Triplett as Mrs. du Maurier. Related Shows Tony Yazbeck View Comments Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016
Vermont Milk Commission Continues DeliberationsMontpelier, Vt – The Vermont Milk Commission will conduct further hearings as part of its deliberations about whether to issue a retail fluid milk premium. The Commission has also started a separate review of chain supermarket milk prices in Vermont.The Milk Commission met on October 16, 2008 to review the evidence gathered during the recent hearing held on the Commission’s proposed Order to establish a retail fluid milk premium. The Commission’s proposed Order would establish a surcharge on all beverage milk sold at retail in Vermont. The surcharge would be imposed on the sale of raw milk used by milk processing companies for the Vermont retail sales, and be collected from the processors. The surcharge proceeds would be distributed to Vermont producers, and also to out of state dairy farmers who provide raw milk used for retail beverage milk sales in the Vermont marketplace.Based on the hearing record, the Commission made three decisions at the follow up October 16 meeting:The Commission1. Amended the proposed Order by removing the fixed dollar amount that would have been used for calculating the amount of the surcharge and substituting a monthly hearing process for determining the surcharge amount.2. Continued its deliberations on the proposed Order by scheduling an additional hearing to collect further testimony about the possible impact on the marketplace of the proposed distribution of the surcharge’s proceeds among in-state and out-of state producers.3. Initiated a second, separate inquiry and hearing into chain supermarket milk prices in Vermont.The Commission initiated the new inquiry into retail milk prices based on the evidence presented with regard to the proposed Order’s preliminary findings about the retail margin for Vermont supermarket milk sales. The Commission had found in the proposed Order that the retail margin for chain supermarket milk sales in Vermont was substantial, and could absorb the Order’s proposed surcharge on the procurement cost of raw milk without any downstream increase in consumer prices.The evidence submitted during the hearing strongly contradicted the proposed Order’s findings. An expert witness for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the trade organization representing milk processors, testified that the retail margin was slimmer than found by the Commission. The President of the Vermont Grocer’s Association testified further that any regulatory increase in the procurement cost of milk, if not absorbed by the processor, would be passed on directly to consumers by retailers rather than absorbed in the margin.Based on this testimony, the Commission determined to open an inquiry into the pattern and resulting margins of Vermont chain supermarket milk prices. The Commission will attempt to resolve the difference between its findings and the testimony by the IDFA expert witness with regard to the existing margin for retail milk sales, and to clarify further the pricing dynamic between the procurement costing for raw milk established under federal law and operation of the downstream chain supermarket retail outlets.”The Commission has received a lot of good and very useful testimony during our hearing process,” commented Roger Allbee, Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and Chair of the Milk Commission. “We want to make sure that any regulation the Commission imposes does not distort the market or create competitive problems for in-state or out-of-state businesses and farmers, and we have scheduled a further hearing to promote this purpose.””The record we have developed also indicates the need to inquire further into the specific, additional issue of consumer milk prices. There are obvious, significant discrepancies in the current record about retail fluid milk prices and margins that must be resolved as a matter of the public interest,” continued Allbee.The Commission will hold both its hearing on retail milk prices and its hearing on the proposed disbursement process for the retail fluid milk premium on November 18, 2008. Formal notices for the two hearings will be issued not later than November 3, 2008.Current information on the Commission’s proposed Order to establish a fluid milk premium may be found at the Commission’s web page: http://www.vermontagriculture.com/milkcommission(link is external).###
As utility crews whittled tens of thousands of outages down to a several thousand late Thursday, the second hit from a two-punch storm knocked out service to thousands more customers. As of 8 a.m., about 23,600 CVPS customers were without power.Widespread outages were scattered across the state, with Addison Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties hardest hit.“We took a long, hard hit from the first punch of this storm, and this wind certainly adds insult to injury, but we anticipated the damage and secured outside crews to assist us in hitting back,” CVPS spokeswoman Christine Rivers said. “Thus far, this storm has caused the highest number of customer outages in our history, outstripping the 2007 Nor’icane. Unlike 2007, this hit a much broader cross-section of our service territory.”The Nor’icane, a wind event similar to last night’s, caused 68,000 customer outages, and recovery efforts totaled more than $5 million. So far, 84,800 customer outages have occurred in this week’s two-part storm. Crews have restored more than 61,000 customer outages since the storm began.Many customers are without power for a second time with this two-part storm, as Windham and Windsor counties were hard hit again, and Rutland County saw some of the highest winds, with a gust of 62 mph reported at the Rutland Airport.“We brought in dozens of outside crews to help, but we face a tremendous challenge in restoring service,” Rivers said. “Some of the damage is extensive, and will require intensive efforts to repair, but our crews are committed to doing whatever it takes to restore customers’ service. We have a lot of downed trees, tree limbs, and downed lines. We hope to make a lot of progress today, but complete recovery will likely last through the weekend. Restoration efforts may be slowed by over two feet of snow and rough travel conditions.”As part of the restoration effort, CVPS:Brought in 83 outside two-person line crews and support staff from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Ontario, along with 15 tree crews, and other Vermont contract crews.Is delivering midday meals to workers in the field to maximize their work time.Returning numerous CVPS retirees to work to assist in the recovery effort.Coordinating efforts with Vermont Emergency Management and other utilities.Moving dozens of CVPS employees from areas like HR and information systems into storm support roles.CVPS offered several safety tips for coping with the outages:· Treat any downed line as if it is live, even if appears to have been down for a long period of time. REPORT the line to your local utility and fire department, stay at least 30 feet away from the line, and keep children and pets away as well.· If using a generator, read and follow the owner’s manual before starting the generator. Never operate a generator inside any structure or near a structure. Use a transfer switch to ensure electricity is not accidentally fed onto a line where line crews must work.· Keep freezers and refrigerators closed as much as possible to prevent food spoilage.· If power goes out, turn off all electrical appliances except one light so you’ll know when service returns. Then, turn equipment back on slowly.Source: Central Vermont Public Service. 2.26.2020
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This newly constructed Gold Coast estate house dubbed Maison Des Jardins designed in the style of 17th century French Classicism is listed for sale in the Village of Old Brookville.Built last year by a top team of architects, contractors and craftsman, this eight-bedroom mansion with 10 and a half bathrooms has 22,000-square-feet of living space. It is situated on an 8-acre lot exhibits all the grandeur, elegance of Versailles with its soft limestone facade, intricate ironwork, and Vermont slate roof, but built for today with geothermal heating and highest-end everything.The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement, central air conditioning and six fireplaces. Outside it has a five-car attached garage, patio, and heated in-ground pool.The house is located near the Cedar Brook Golf & Tennis Club, Brookville Country Club and other parks. It is also near the Glen Head Long Island Rail Road station and a short drive from downtown Roslyn and Glen Cove. It’s located in the North Shore School District.The asking price is $60,000,000, which makes it currently the most expensive house listed for sale on MLSLI, the region’s leading real estate service. The price does not include the annual property taxes of $59,241.The real estate agents listed for the property are Eloise Halpern and Patricia Bischoff of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-759-0400.
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Sep 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Indonesian health ministry reported the country’s 66th H5N1 avian influenza case and 50th death today, this one in an 11-year-old boy who died Sep 18, according to several media reports.Runizar Ruesin, head of Indonesia’s bird flu information center, told Reuters the boy died at a hospital in Tulungagung in East Java province. An Associated Press report said the boy died 2 days after getting sick and just hours after he was admitted to the hospitalTests by two local laboratories confirmed that he had H5N1 avian influenza, Ruesin said.Indonesia has the most avian flu deaths of any country, but its case count is below Vietnam’s 93 cases. All of Indonesia’s cases have occurred since July 2005. The World Health Organization (WHO) had not yet recognized the new case at this writing.The boy had contact with dead chickens, which died in his house, Ruesin told Reuters. He said the health ministry would send investigators to the area where the boy lived. Ruesin told Bloomberg News today that authorities are testing the boy’s relatives and monitoring close contacts.The boy’s death marks the second avian flu fatality in the Tulungagung district in recent months. A 5-year-old boy from the district died Jun 16, according to the WHO.See also:Jul 4 WHO statement on previous case in Tulungagung districthttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_07_04/en/index.html
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However, former Nigerian international, Waidi Akani, does not see anything wrong with Musa’s move to Al Nassr.In a chat with THISDAY on the telephone, Akani said, “I think he was just trying to get a break from European football,” Akanisaid.Against the backdrop that Asia is seen as football haven for footballers that have passed their prime, and that the former CSKA striker’s move to Saudi Arabia may mean an end to his national team career, the former Super Eagles midfielder thinks otherwise.“Musa can still play at the big stage, a comeback to the national team in spite of moving to Asia. There are lots of examples of players that had moved to Asia to revive their careers and still get a national team call. A good example is Asamah Gyan, who moved to Asia and was still a dependable player for the Black Stars of Ghana. It all depends on the player’s playing form, his current form and the number of minutes he gets to play. The level of football in Saudi Arabia is not as low as perceived, people generally have the wrong perception on the level of football in Saudi,” the Bolton University, United States Engineering graduate noted.Musa on Wednesday left Leicester City’s camp in Austria, to seal a big money move to Saudi Arabia side, Al Nassr.According to his representative, the Premier League side has accepted a fee of £14.8m with several add-ons, which will see the deal rise to as high as £25m.“He will arrive, Saudi Arabia, tomorrow (Thursday) morning. A fee was agreed yesterday (Wednesday) but he had to tidy some of his belongings before heading out to Saudi Arabia. The deal is too good to turn down,” his representative told Owngoalnigeria.“Al Nassr are getting him at his prime. He has regained his confidence at the World Cup with Nigeria and towards the end of last season he was one of the key men for CSKA Moscow during his loan spell,” he added.Musa was a subject of the bid from Nassr after an impressive 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign where he scored two goals for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.The 25-year-old caught the eyes of scouts in Russia with his impressive brace in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland in a Group D game.Musa has already demanded the number 7 jersey at the club and the deal will reportedly make him the highest-paid Nigerian footballer when it is wrapped up.The former Kano Pillars striker made history for himself with his two goals against Iceland by becoming the first Nigerian player to score at two different World Cups and making him the second African player to score two World Cup braces, after Roger Milla in 1990.At the 2014 Mundial in Brazil, Musa was on the scoresheet, scoring twice in Nigeria’s 2-3 loss to Argentina in an encounter Lionel Messi also scored twice.His feat against Iceland also goes into the history books in England as Musa also became the first Leicester player to score in a World Cup.Musa moved to Leicester City in the summer of 2016 for a club record £16m after the then Premier League champions initial January bid was turned down by CSKA Moscow.“Leicester City is delighted to announce that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee, subject to Premier League and FA approval,” a statement on Leicester’s website had read.“I feel very happy joining Leicester City, for me, it’s one of the best clubs and I feel very happy. I joined because it’s one of the best clubs in the Premier League and they are like a family. That’s why I joined Leicester City and I’m very excited. I look forward to seeing the fans in the new season and I will do my best to make them happy,” he had said on signing for Leicester.However, it was not to be as Musa who was coming with a profile of 13 goals in 29 Russian Premier League matches in his last season at CSKA could only manage two goals in 21 appearances for Leicester and it came as a little surprise when he was shipped back on loan to Moscow.Before his return to CSKA, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, had hinted at an impending move for Musa, positing that the move to Russia will be beneficial for the player and the Super Eagles as a team.“Musa is going back to Russia and it is very good news that he will be playing there. Musa playing in Russia is a positive development so that we will have the sympathy of Russian fans. We have seen that when Brian Idowu was introduced in the game against Argentina. The fans encouraged us and he scored, this can be a good reason to get support from Russian fans because of the people there like Musa. Also, Musa knows the people there because he is familiar with them, he knows the weather condition too,” Rohr had said.Musa began his career in the GBS Football Academy and in 2008, he moved to JUTH FC where he played 18 games, scoring four goals in his first two professional seasons for the Healers. He was subsequently loaned to Kano Pillars in the 2009-10 Season where he set the league record scoring multiple crucial goals as Pillars finished second. Musa held the record for the highest goals ever scored in one season in the history of the Nigeria Premier League until November 2011, when Jude Aneke of Kaduna United set a new record of 20 goals.He transferred to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in summer 2010, but the move was held up because he was only 17 years of age and therefore not eligible for an ITC in accordance with the current FIFA rules. He was officially eligible to play for VVV-Venlo in October 2010 when he eventually turned 18 years of age. In 2010, Coach Lars Lagerback invited Musa for camping prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa after helping Nigeria win in the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup. He was however forced out of the Super Eagles’ 30-man World Cup provisional team due to an ankle injury.Musa, however, made his debut for the Nigeria senior team in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Madagascar and scored his first goal for the Super Eagles against Kenya in 2011, in a friendly game and he has continued to march on from then.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFTER A NOT IMPRESSIVE SEASON AT LEICESTER IN WHICH HE COULD ONLY MANAGE TWO GOALS IN 21 APPEARANCES, HE WAS UNSURPRISINGLY SHIPPED BACK ON LOAN TO FORMER CLUB, CSKA MOSCOW AND HE FOUND BACK HIS GROOVE. IT WAS THIS FORM HE TOOK TO THE 2018 WORLD CUP WHERE HE SCORED TWO GOALS FOR THE SUPER EAGLES AND ONE OF HIS GOALS WAS VOTED THE 6TH BEST GOAL OF THE COMPETITION. WHILE MANY OBSERVERS FELT HIS PERFORMANCE IN THE MUNDIAL WOULD EARN HIM A MOVE TO A BIGGER CLUB OR A RETURN TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE, MUSA HAD RATHER OPTED FOR THE SAUDI ARABIAN CLUB – AL NASSR, MAKING OBSERVERS WONDER IF HIS MOVE TO ASIA WAS PROFESSIONALLY A GOOD ONE OR THAT HE CONSIDERED CASH AHEAD OF PROFESSIONALISM. WRITES KUNLE ADEWALEMost European players see countries of Asia and America as a retirement ground after a lucrative career in major European leagues. Former Barcelona captain, Xavi Hernandez left for Qatar after a lucrative career with Barcelona. His compatriot, Andres Iniestamoved to Japan at the end of the season at 34 years after winning everything with Barca. Kaka, Steven Gerrard wound up in America after successful careers in Europe.At the unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, the Portuguese said while his age mates are now winding up in Asia, China and America, that at 34 he still chose to play at the top level, making one to wonder why Musa who is just at his prime – 25 years would be opting for Saudi Arabia.
Published on January 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm Contact Ryne: email@example.com A quick glance at the box score and DaJuan Coleman only scored six points in 15 minutes of action. But the freshman center’s contributions in the paint came at crucial points during Syracuse’s 72-61 win over Villanova on Saturday.His first bucket of the second half, a strong move finished on the left side of the glass, gave SU a six-point lead with 13:09 left. His second came after the Wildcats closed to within one point, an emphatic slam off an up-and-under move that led to an ovation from the Carrier Dome crowd when he checked out 21 seconds later.“I thought DaJuan made a couple good plays,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got him the ball in position and he made a couple good plays out there for us which I think was good.”Coleman was decisive underneath on his two scoring chances, a contrast to his hesitant play early in the season. And he also brought a physical presence in SU’s zone, leading Boeheim to say he was more “engaged “ on the defensive end. Coleman grabbed two rebounds and added a steal in his limited minutes.Coleman said he’s focused on making strong moves to the basket, especially as SU continues conference play against tough opponents. And he accomplished that Saturday with his strong play offensively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is Big East play, you ain’t going to get the fouls so just go strong to the basket,” Coleman said. “That’s what I did.”And when he wasn’t on the court, Coleman remained intent on the game watching from the bench.He was emotional running down the court after his first basket gave SU some breathing room. And he released more excitement heading to the bench with Syracuse still holding onto its three-point lead.Minutes later, after Trevor Cooney’s 3-pointer put the Orange up by 14 to seal the win, he was the first to jump off the bench.“I just try to bring energy and anything I can do to get the team pumped up” Coleman said. “Because when you get the team pumped up, everybody’s scoring everybody’s involved, the crowd’s involved and it kind of shifted our way so that’s what I tried to do.“That’s the player I’m trying to be.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The No. 4 USC men’s tennis team moved to the front of the Pac-10 conference with two very different types of wins over the weekend.Big weekend · Senior Robert Farah won all four of his matches this weekend against tough Pac-10 competition including a tussle with Stanford’s Bradley Klahn in which Farah dropped the second set 6-1, but was able to win the third-set tiebreaker. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan With No. 9 UCLA losing 4-3 to No. 7 Stanford on Saturday, the Trojans (18-2, 4-0) remain the only undefeated team in conference play with two more Pac-10 matches left on the schedule.On Saturday, USC hosted No. 17 California (10-6, 1-2) and defeated the Bears 6-1.The Trojans started out quickly with wins at the top two doubles positions to take the match’s initial point.The No. 8 team of senior Robert Farah and sophomore Steve Johnson played at the No. 1 position and defeated its counterparts from Berkeley 8-3, and at No. 2 sophomore Daniel Nguyen and freshman JT Sundling won 8-4.During the singles portion, USC continued to rack up points as No. 1 Johnson, No. 83 Nguyen, and No. 123 Sundling easily kept their opponents at bay and clinched victories.Soon after, No. 15 Farah defeated No. 71 Christopher Konigsfeldt 6-3, 6-4 to give USC a 5-0 match lead.The Trojans split the remaining two matches, which went to third-set super tiebreaks.No. 73 junior Jaak Poldma came up short at the No. 3 position, but senior Jason McNaughton finished off the match with a victory over Riki McLachlan, making the most of his opportunity to contribute during conference play.McNaughton has had an injury-plagued career as a Trojan and is relishing his opportunity to participate in conference play.“It feels good to contribute to some good wins in the Pac-10 with a chance to win one of these Pac-10 titles,” McNaughton said.On Friday, the Trojans entertained the large Marks Stadium crowd in a down-to-the-wire finish against No. 7 Stanford (12-5, 2-1).USC beat Stanford 5-2 in a close match, which has come to be expected when the Trojans and Cardinal meet on the courts.“We seem to have nine lives,” USC coach Peter Smith said in describing how his team pulled through another tightly-contested match against Stanford.As with Cal, USC had some good performances from the top two doubles positions.Farah and Johnson defeated No. 1 Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher 8-3, and Nguyen and Sundling defeated No. 31 Alex Clayton and Richard Wire 8-4.At the No. 3 position, Poldma and junior Peter Lucassen were ahead in their match 7-4, before it was suspended when the doubles point was clinched after the completion of the first two matches.The singles portion seemed almost a different match compared to the way the Trojans played in doubles.To start off, Stanford was able to tie up the match score as Denis Lin defeated Lucassen 6-3, 6-4.Johnson reclaimed the match lead — avenging a loss during the previous Stanford match to No. 45 Clayton — with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph.In what Smith called the key performance of match, McNaughton defeated Greg Hirshman 6-4, 6-3.Hirshman was previously undefeated at the No. 6 position, and McNaughton’s win propelled the Trojans to a 3-1 match lead with three three-set matches still being decided on the courts.Poldma came up short in his match, tightening up the match score and ratcheting up the tension at Marks Stadium.With the two remaining matches on the courts still in doubt, the large crowd was fixated on every point.Nguyen pulled out the decisive victory, defeating Wire 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.Nguyen has not been in such a crucial position often, but displayed maturity and poise to gain the fourth match point.“I was happy to embrace the opportunity,” Nguyen said. “I was a little nervous, but it was good to clinch the match.”Meanwhile, Farah and Klahn were locked in an intense battle. The match went back and forth as Farah and Klahn exchanged breaks to send the deciding third set into a tiebreak.In the breaker, the struggle continued until Farah finally prevailed 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-7 (8).The Trojans’ success in close matches this season can be boiled down to one prevailing theme — experience.“The team sees the bigger picture, they are very experienced and have lots of understanding of what it takes to win in these situations,” Smith said. “They have had success in close matches, which builds momentum and recall during the tough situations.”With two more conference matches left in their dual match season, the Trojans understand the mindset necessary to achieve success and potentially win the Pac-10 title.“We have to keep it going, and stay rested, healthy and hungry,” Smith said.