Jamestown Woman Charged In Fredonia Burglary, Assault

first_imgFREDONIA – A Jamestown woman faces several felony charges following an alleged burglary in Fredonia.Fredonia Police have charged Skyler Irish, 39, with first-degree felony burglary, second-degree felony robbery, second-degree felony assault, fourth-degree felony grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief.Police said that at 8:21 a.m., Thursday, they responded to 161 Central Ave.Investigation revealed that Irish allegedly entered the home and stole the victim’s purse after allegedly assaulting her. Irish was being held pending arraignment.Fredonia Police were assisted by the SUNY Fredonia University Police Department, State Police and Fredonia Fire and Rescue. 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

Rock of Ages’ Frankie J. Grande Is Broadway.com’s Next Vlogger!

first_img Grande will take viewers behinds the scenes at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where he bangs his head nightly with co-stars Constantine Maroulis, Lauren Zakrin and fellow YouTube sensation Chester See. We’re giving him a camera, and we ssume he’ll film them all with his best shot. Related Shows Grande has appeared on the Broadway stage in Mamma Mia! and served as a producer for the revivals of Hamlet, La Bete and Born Yesterday. He also played a drag queen pageant hopeful in the benefit production of Pageant: The Musical and was scheduled to star in the tuner’s off-Broadway engagement before appearing on Big Brother. Speaking of older siblings, he’s Ariana Grande’s half-brother. (But you knew that.) View Comments Rock of Agescenter_img Say hello to the big brother of Broadway! Rock of Ages star and Big Brother alum Frankie J. Grande is Broadway.com’s newest video blogger! Get ready as Grande shows us nothin’ but a good time in The Final Countdown: Backstage at Rock of Ages with Frankie J. Grande. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 The Final Countdown will kick off on December 2 and run every Tuesday through the show’s run, which concludes on January 18, 2015.last_img read more

Guys and Dolls West End Star Richard Kind on the ‘Loud Smiles’ of British Audiences

first_img View Comments ‘Guys and Dolls’ star Richard Kind (Photo: Paul Coltas) Richard Kind’s stage credits range from The Producers and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife to a 2013 Tony nomination for the Clifford Odets play The Big Knife, and now the ever-busy actor is making his London stage debut at the Phoenix Theatre as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, opposite two-time Olivier Award winner Samantha Spiro as Miss Adelaide. Broadway.com caught the effervescent Kind for a lively late-morning chat.Welcome to London and Guys and Dolls. How did this come about?It was all very last minute! I knew Gordon Greenberg [the director] and had heard the production was very good, so I had to make a quick decision and it was a no-brainer except for the kids [Kind has three children]. I miss my kids terribly.Well, you’ll be back in New York before long and in the meantime, you’ll have played the West End.Exactly right, which for an American must be like a Londoner dreaming of playing Broadway: it’s another thing you can check off your bucket list. I am not here to further my career—let’s face it, theater doesn’t do that, sorry though I am to say that to Broadway.com. But people talk about the glory of the West End and they’re right. I am beholden to these people.Was Guys and Dolls part of your growing up?My mother used to sing “A Bushel and a Peck” to me as a lullaby and now I see it done eight times a week performed by six scantily clad women, which is not the time to start thinking of your mother! Oh, and I used to use “I’ll Know” as my audition song when I was young. I’d seen the movie, of course, which as an idiot child I thought was great, but who knew? Now, I go, “What was I thinking?”You must have been in Guys and Dolls before.I have! I did Jerry Zaks’ production in a summer theater production in Ogunquit, Maine opposite Liz Larsen. That was great but this is very different.Were you keen to return to show?Actually, I hate doing roles twice. I did think, ‘Haven’t I mined everything I want to do with this part?’ But then I thought to myself, ‘It’s Guys and Dolls and it’s the West End.’ How could I say no?How demanding are you finding the part this time around?It isn’t, really, and what’s great is that it’s a lot of fun without being that demanding. I mean, Sam Levene [the original Nathan] couldn’t sing, so Frank Loesser didn’t give him any songs! In the first 20 minutes [of the show], you’re laying the pipe, as they say in TV—that’s to say, setting the groundwork for the entire show: Adelaide, how Sky meets Sarah—it’s all done very compactly in 20 minutes.How does it feel to act opposite a double Olivier-winning Adelaide?Here’s where we get to the meat of the thing. No matter how good you are or could ever be as Nathan, Samantha Spiro is going to steal the show—she is that good. Sure, it helps that Adelaide has got four maybe five songs, one of which is a show-stopping soliloquy [“Adelaide’s Lament”], but she’s great, too. She really is.As the lone American among the principal performers, are you ever tempted to give them accent advice?No way! Believe me, when I tell you how talented these people are—I mean, their accents are perfect, so there’s not a thing I would tell any of these people. If they want, they can listen to me, but they certainly don’t need to do that.Do you miss Broadway audiences?This is how I see it. The British aren’t as effusive during the show and you want to keep going, “C’mon, laugh!” because they’re not big laughers, but let’s put it this way. They are the loudest smiles I have ever come across; their smiles are deafening. They also listen very well, with the result that they’re with you every step of the way.You do a lot of TV and film and then get to dip back into theater—sounds like the perfect career.You know, when you put it like that, I guess it is! What I like is that I can walk the streets without any problem. In New York, people may stop me and say, “I liked you in Curb Your Enthusiasm or whatever.” And of course people loved Inside Out [Kind played Bing Bong] but in that, I was heard and not seen. In London, no one knows me at all, so that’s good, too.Do you keep a bucket list of stage roles you’d like to do?Well, I’ve done Henry Carr in Travesties once already and was asked to do it again at the Alley Theatre last spring: that is a Hamlet kind of role. But you know the part I really want to do if I can just put a word in Tony Kushner’s ear?Let me guess: Roy Cohn in Angels in America, which is actually being revived at the National Theatre next year.You are KIDDING me! Well, let’s just say if they want a different type of actor from Al Pacino or whomever, I really do hope they’ll think of me. That’s a part I’d leave my children for—though it will probably go to Henry Goodman.In fact, Henry Goodman has already played Roy Cohn at the National in London the first time around.Really? Oh my God! Then maybe I have a chance.last_img read more

U.S. Sanctions Four More Service Members from Maduro’s Disputed Government

first_imgBy Voice of America/VOA August 13, 2019 On July 19, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned four service members of the Nicolás Maduro regime, accused of repressing and torturing Venezuelans.The U.S. government included in the list of the Office of Foreign Assets Control officials who are part of the Military Counter Intelligence General Directorate (DGCIM, in Spanish), which was also sanctioned after the death while in custody of the agency of Navy Commander Rafael Acosta Arévalo. These service members were included in the list of the Specially Designated Nationals of the Office of Foreign Assets Control.The officers are Colonel Hannover Esteban Guerrero Mijares, one of DGCIM leaders; Major Alexander Enrique Granko Arteaga, DGCIM chief of the Special Matters Unit; Rafael Antonio Franco Quintero, director of Investigations; and Rafael Blanco Marrero, former director of DGCIM’s central region.According to an article in the newspaper El Nacional from Venezuela, Sebastiana Barráez, a journalist specialized in military sources, said Granko is a man who has the complete trust of DGCIM chief, Iván Hernández Dala, which has allowed the officer to impose brutal acts of torture against detainees.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had said the government would take measures against these four service members for “repressing and sanctioning innocent Venezuelan citizens.”“We stand with Venezuela’s citizens against their oppressors in the fight for freedom”, he said via Twitter.last_img read more

Three DON’Ts for credit unions using consultants

first_imgDon’t ask a consultant to tell you the “best practices.” After decades of helping dozens of companies address a myriad of business problems, I can tell you that there are no effective “best practices.” Every credit union is different: Different size, different field of membership, different strategy, different management, different resources, different market, different culture, different mission, different labor pool, different member population. Successful operating practices must match the specific circumstances of your credit union. The “best practices” are those that work best for your credit union, and a good consultant can help you sort them out. continue reading » 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Organizations use consultants for a variety of reasons. Consultants can help develop sound business strategies, improve operating effectiveness, enhance brand awareness, assess vendors and alliance partners, and provide knowledgeable, valuable input on any number of issues facing today’s credit unions.But there are some common misconceptions and occasional misuses of consultants that can prove costly and ineffective, even counter-productive. Here are my three big “don’ts” for effective consulting engagements:Don’t expect consultants to be gurus. Consultants aren’t all-knowing swamis offering mystical insights into business problems. The good consultant doesn’t offer opinions; he (or she) performs sound and thorough analysis leading to an understanding of a problem and valid suggestions. I’ve often said to clients, “You can have my advice for the price of a beer. We can sit at the bar, chat away and I’m glad to give you all kinds of advice.” But it wouldn’t be worth much. What’s worthwhile, and worth the fees, is the studied analysis of information; the search for real findings, careful analysis to formulate valid conclusions, and knowledgeable assessments to arrive at reasonable recommendations. That’s what consulting is about, not the spouting of opinions.last_img read more

Don’t miss your journey’s moments

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A child who wanted nothing to living in poverty. A successful student to a college dropout. A call center representative to a CEO of a credit union.Ronaldo Hardy has experienced them all during his life. And all were moments that shaped who he is today.“As we’re navigating our journey, we miss moments on that journey because we are fixated on the shoes that are getting us there,” says Hardy, president/CEO of $104 million asset Southwest Louisiana Credit Union in Lake Charles. “We each have a unique journey, and it’s important to identify that uniqueness and appreciate the uniqueness of the journey.”Looking back at his own journey, Hardy shared three lessons that he learned during the CUNA Young Professionals Conference Friday in Madison, Wis.:center_img Ronaldo Hardy addresses The 2018 CUNA Management School in Madison, Wis.last_img read more

New details for next year’s Twin Tiers Honor Flights

first_imgGardner has been part of the organization since 2015 and says they’ve been able to take more than 500 local veterans to visit the nation’s capital since they’ve started. Adding, it’s an experience like no other. The first trip for 2021 is a day trip planned for Wednesday, April 28. It will leave from the Greater Binghamton Airport at 7:00 a.m. and return that evening around 7:30 p.m. (WBNG) — With this year’s Honor Flight trips canceled due to the pandemic, organizers are sharing when local veterans will be able to go next year. “The whole mission is to take as many veterans as we can, those who were in World War 2, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, down to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments that have been erected for them.” Board Member and Treasurer of Twin Tiers Honor Flight, Steve Gardner, says the idea behind the trips is to recognize and honor those who’ve served our country.center_img “It’s a very moving experience for everybody,” Gardner said “For the guardians that we take down with us to look over the veterans, and for the staff that goes down, it’s extremely moving to see these veterans and what they experience when they see the monuments that are there for them.” The second is a two-day bus trip on November 6 and 7. They’ll leave from the American Legion Post 1645 in Binghamton on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and return Sunday at around 6:30 p.m. Gardner said fundraising for future trips is happening right now. If you’d like to contribute or learn more about the trips, you can do so by visiting www.twintiershonorflight.orglast_img read more

The biggest Croatian adventure race – Adventure Race Croatia – started in Nin

first_imgThis year, the largest Croatian adventure race is being held – Adventure Race Croatia (ARC 2018), and the routes in the Zadar County have been selected as the arena for the competition of the most enduring. Twenty mixed four-member teams from ten European countries are participating, and one team even comes from Australia. The location of the start of the race, which was a secret, was revealed to the competitors only a few hours before. The contestants started in the royal city of Nin on September 19 in the evening. Višeslav Square in front of Grgur Ninski was chosen for the start of the hard race, so many of the competitors had the opportunity to touch their thumb for his monument in order to further evoke happiness. Competitors took the streets of the old town of Nin on the island in a 72-hour adventure race. After running along the wooden promenade and the bridge, they headed towards the Queen’s Beach, where the participants were greeted by a kayak ride to the foot of Velebit, where they set off in complete darkness. The first ones arrived in the Starigrad area at around 1 am on September 20, and the section was closed at 3 am after the last competitors arrived. In the morning, the competitors arrived at the peaks of Velebit. The next three hundred kilometers will be walked, kayak or bicycle through a total of 19 sections over high peaks, deep canyons, dark caves, clear rivers and moody sea, and the fastest of them are expected to reach the finish line in the early hours of Saturday, September 22nd.ARC 2018 is part of the Adventure Race World Series calendar as one of only four demo races this year and the only one of its kind in Europe. “Among the 20 registered teams, one is from Croatia, Space Goats Cycle Team (Rozana Veselica, Denis Bajić, Kristijan Zrinić and Ivan Habuš), but in the ranks of Intersport Slovenia is our famous ultramarathoner Paula Vrdoljak, who last week won the team bronze medal at the World Championships in the 100 km run. However, the favorites should be sought among the four teams that participate in the entire ARWS calendar, among which are the mentioned Slovenes. It is interesting that most teams, 5 of them, are from France, followed by Slovenia with 4 registered teams, two from Sweden and Poland, and Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, England and Croatia have one representative team each.”Said Daniel Lacko, marketing director of the race. The ARC 2018 race was recognized as an extremely interesting promotional event by the Zadar County Tourist Board in cooperation with six local tourist boards from Zadar, Nin, Pag, Starigrad, Pakostane and Dugi otok, and Mihaela Kadija, director of the Zadar County Tourist Board, said: “The Zadar County Tourist Board, together with local partners, sees great potential in this event, not only for the promotion of our destination but also the whole of Croatia, which is why we signed a five-year cooperation agreement on this project.”Igor Dorotić, sports director of the race, said: “ARC 2018 is the first edition of this race, and we hope that in the coming years it will become a full-fledged station of the world series, and even host the world championship in adventure racing.”That Adventure Race Croatia is considered a quality promoter of Croatia was recognized by the Croatian National Tourist Board, which through the Sportska Hrvatska project, led by the famous water polo player Dubravko Šimenc, supported the race with significant funds intended for quality production and media distribution. Thanks to that, almost an hour-long report on ARC will be available to viewers from about a hundred countries around the world, concludes Dorotić.last_img read more

Indonesia’s stimulus not enough for households to survive pandemic: Survey

first_imgIndonesia’s stimulus packages are considered insufficient for households to survive the pandemic, a new survey shows, as economists call on the government to increase budget allocations to revive the virus-battered economy.According to a new survey published on Monday by political campaign consultancy Cyrus Network, the majority of Indonesian respondents consider the government’s stimulus “not enough” to help them weather economic risks amid the pandemic.“We still need a greater stimulus to boost the demand side of the economy,” University of Indonesia economist Ari Kuncoro told The Jakarta Post. The government should opt for “more creative incentives”, such as an internet subsidy for students and incentives for leisure activities. The survey, which involved 1,230 individuals in 123 villages/districts of all 34 provinces, found that the majority of respondents are satisfied with the government’s stimulus, such as tax incentives, financial aid for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and debt restructuring.The respondents are convinced that the decision to reopen the economy after three months of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) will improve economic conditions and reduce financial losses, with most of them expressing confidence in the economic recovery program.The respondents also expressed their agreement with retail stores, restaurants, malls, tourism spots, offices and schools reopening soon, according to the survey.“Public support for reopening schools and universities is higher than for reopening shopping malls,” Cyrus Network CEO Eko Dafid Alfianto said during a press briefing, contrasting that with the government’s decision to open malls before schools.Ari, who is also the University of Indonesia’s rector, said the survey results “should be a point of reference for the government to make a policy decision to open schools, given the higher public approval,” rather than reopening malls and restaurants.The government’s decision to reopen the economy has resulted in a higher infection rate, as the country has recorded 100,000 virus cases as of Monday, risking heavier blows to economic activity.Despite the rising number of virus infections, the government is accelerating efforts to support the economy as it announced on Monday Rp 16.5 trillion in loans for the administrations of Jakarta and West Java to help them fund infrastructure projects, such as roads and housing.“Jakarta and West Java contribute around 30 percent to Indonesia’s GDP. Therefore, this agreement will help support economic recovery efforts while also upholding COVID-19 health protocols,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Monday.The government also revealed that it would place Rp 11.5 trillion in regional development banks to be channeled as loans to businesses to further support the economic recovery after placing Rp 30 trillion in state-owned banks under the same program.Topics : The government’s stimulus to boost demand will be able to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) hit hard by the pandemic and will further support economic recovery he said. “The MSMEs are now looking to get working capital loans to boost production, but they will need demand, which has been temporarily weakened by the pandemic,” Ari added.The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion (US$47.66 billion) in funds to respond to the pandemic and bolster the economy, which, according to the Finance Ministry’s projection, will grow by only 1 percent this year or, in a worst-case scenario, may contract by 0.4 percent.Several other economists have also called on the government to step up stimulus spending to boost demand, which in turn is hoped to boost the supply side of the economy.Former finance minister Chatib Basri said recently that the government would need an additional Rp 120 trillion to serve as cash transfers for lower-middle income citizens to jump-start the economy.last_img read more

Nathan home with views to the west up for sale

first_imgThe bedrooms are large.Mrs Jones said one of her favourite parts of the home was the view from the lounge room window.“You can sit at the big window in the lounge room and overlook the pool and the mountain,” she said.Mrs Jones said they were in the pool industry so they put in only the best in their backyard.“The pool is pretty magic,” she said. “It’s 11m and a fully tiled magnesium pool.”On one of the highest peaks of their 862sq m block is a picnic table which overlooks the mountains in the west. Mrs Jones said the home was perfect for raising a family, but also great for those who love entertaining.“It’s definitely a family house but it’s also a massive party house, with the pizza oven and the pool, Mrs Jones said.The family have decided now is the time for a sea change as the children, 11 and 13, approach both being in high school.“We actually don’t want to sell but we’ve wanted to go to the beach for a long time and now with the kids going to high school, it’s now or never.” The family created an open-plan living area.Downstairs is an open plan kitchen, living and dining space, a study, powder room, another living room, and a bedroom.On the second floor are four bedrooms and a bathroom, the master having a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 The floorplan of 21 Dellwood St, Nathan.center_img The home has a 11m, fully tiled magnesium pool.NESTLED in the hills of Nathan this home has sweeping views of west Brisbane.Alyssa and Ken Jones have lived at the 21 Dellwood St home for 12 years and bought it for its privacy.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17In the years that followed, they updated with new flooring and painting and also opened up some rooms to be more open plan.“We put in a new kitchen with a butler’s pantry, and new bathrooms,” Mrs Jones said.last_img read more