Nick Kroll & John Mulaney Begin Performances in Oh, Hello

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 22, 2017 Related Shows Nick Kroll as Gil Faizon & John Mulaney as George St. Geegland in ‘Oh, Hello'(Photo: Christian Frarey) Some hilarious geezers are headed for the Great White Way. Comedy dream team Nick Kroll and John Mulaney start performances in Oh, Hello at the Lyceum Theatre on September 23. Under the direction of Alex Timbers, their delightfully crotchety alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland will gab about politics, tuna and the water on the top of yogurt packets in a both scripted and spontaneous performance. Opening night is set for October 10, and the limited engagement will run through January 8, 2017.Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney) are outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers that Kroll and Mulaney first began performing on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos and late night couches everywhere. Oh, Hello on Broadway is Gil and George’s “memoir for the stage”—a laugh-a-minute two-man tour-de-force that’s totally unprecedented.”The show is filled with references to theatre,” Kroll told Broadway.com. “It’s really George and Gil’s love letter to Broadway.””And a stalker’s note scrawled in lipstick on a mirror,” added Mulaney.Buckle up and get ready to laugh. Check out Broadway.com go On the Scene with Oh, Hello below!center_img View Comments Oh, Hello on Broadwaylast_img read more

Ice-damaged Trees.

first_imgSouthern Pine BeetlesFrom the Piedmont up into the mountains, Dickens said, trees are more vulnerable to Southern pine beetles. These beetles spread fast and can take out huge tracts of pines, so it’s important there to monitor trees and quickly identify any beetle damage.Ice damage to hardwood trees is usually less harmful to the overall health of the tree, Dickens said. Cleanup is still important, though.”You may also want to saw off jagged limb stubs even with the branch collar,” he said. “Or get a qualified arborist to do it. That will make them less inviting to insects and diseases.” Remove the downed trees and branches. This may be the best option for yard trees.Burn them, where that’s possible. In a state where the wildfire threat is high, burning carries some risk, whether you pile up the limbs in your yard or conduct a prescribed burn. In either case, be sure you get a burning permit first from the Georgia Forestry Commission.Spray the remaining trees with an insecticide labeled for pine bark beetles. Get details on the best insecticide treatment from the nearest county office of the UGA Extension Service. In the wake of the recent ice and snow damage to Georgia trees, your best response is to clean up the mess and leave the rest alone.”For pine trees that are bent over from the ice, the rule of thumb is to give them the next growing season to straighten up,” said David Dickens, an Extension Service forester with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Young trees are likely to straighten up, he said. Older, bigger trees, though, may not recover.Old Trees Too Top-heavy”Beyond a certain physiological stage, generally somewhere around 10 to 12 years, pine trees become too top-heavy to straighten up,” he said. “If they haven’t straightened up after a year, it’s best to go ahead and remove them.”Where the weight of the ice snapped off pine limbs and even trees, Dickens said, cleanup is important. The potential for increased beetle activity this summer makes it important to clean up the downed trees and limbs.Pine bark beetles drawn by the resin oozing from damaged trees bore through the trees’ bark and lay eggs underneath. The larvae carve out feeding galleries under the bark and introduce a fungus called blue stain. The feeding and the fungus cause branches and even whole trees to dry out and die.Ips Beetles Major Problem”In the Georgia coastal plain, the major problem is Ips beetles,” he said. “Black turpentine beetles can also be a problem.”Since Ips beetles will move into downed trees and branches and begin spreading from there, he said, you’re left with three choices:last_img read more

This Land is Your Land

first_imgPrivatization and commercialization of public lands is increasing. More companies are being allowed to manage national forests and other federal and state-owned lands, and fracking and mining firms are often permitted to extract the minerals beneath. Partnerships between public lands managers and the private sector are also on the rise. For example, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the restored log cabins in Cades Cove is “brought to you by Log Cabin Maple Syrup,” with a plaque advertising the brand and logo.Carter_Sheilds_Cabin,_Cades_Cove_IMG_5003_FIXWhat to think of all this? Everyone knows our parks and forests are short on funds, but where should we draw the line between corporate money and public land management?BRENT MARTIN, Southern Appalachian regional director for The Wilderness Society, is concerned about the potential harms of privatization and commercialization, especially over the long term.What are the greatest potential harms from privatization of public lands? Martin: There are many, including a lack of oversight in environmental protection, overuse, unsustainable exploitation and depletion of natural resources, no guarantees of public access, and a lack of public input regarding management.   Which public lands in the East are most vulnerable to privatization? I think that Eastern national forests are particularly vulnerable. National forests are the largest concentration of public lands we have and were acquired after decades of degradation and exploitation. The purpose of acquiring these lands after the passage of the 1911 Weeks Act was largely to protect watersheds from this type of degradation in the future. Since then, these lands have come to provide much more than watershed protection, including protection of biodiversity, a wide spectrum of recreational uses, and special designations such as Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers. Any threat from privatization by default threatens the common good.What about agencies that need the cash from selling public lands, or at least selling the mineral rights? Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to keep public lands public and those minerals in the ground? I’m not sure it has to do with a lack of money or having to pay higher taxes. It appears to be more of a political issue, and one that’s partisan and driven by particular economic interests. However, if one of the states truly needed money, I would pay higher taxes in order to protect public lands.What’s wrong with a state or national park allowing a private company to “sponsor” something in exchange for cash? Is this public-private partnership a realistic way to bring in much-needed funds? I don’t think anything is necessarily wrong with the idea of sponsorships like this. I wouldn’t, however, want a billboard inside a park advertising Log Cabin Maple Syrup, nor would I want the parent company influencing park policy. Also, sponsorship messages should be presented tastefully and not in an obtrusive or glaring manner. Sponsorships such as these could be a good way to raise much-needed money, but there should be parameters on what the sponsors can expect in return, and it shouldn’t diminish the visitor experience in any way.Randal O’Toole of the Cato Institute supports arguments in favor of privatization.In your view, what are the main arguments in favor of privatizing public lands?O’Toole: Public lands are poorly managed due to their ownership status. Lands are managed for their most politically productive, rather than economically productive, uses. But the political system encourages people to polarize the public in order to get the biggest share of the public-land pie. In contrast, markets encourage people to cooperate in order to produce the greatest net value.Isn’t it wrong to sell off public lands—which, by definition, belong to everyone—to the highest bidder?Most public lands are dedicated to various special interest groups and don’t truly benefit everyone. If they could be sold to the highest bidder, the revenues would help everyone by contributing to debt reduction or paying for other essential government services. For example, Forest Service studies have found that the market value of most public lands for recreation is many times greater than other uses combined. Recreation would be the dominant use if the lands were managed for maximum economic value.Don’t we have a responsibility to preserve public lands for future generations instead of using them for short-term corporate gain?Public land managers often become just as exploitative of the land for short-term gains, especially when their agencies are allowed to keep some or all of the receipts from resource sales. Elected officials can rarely see beyond the next election, while private businesses have been known to sell 99-year bonds or make investments that aren’t expected to pay off for decades.Even if just mineral rights are sold, won’t the exploitation of those minerals severely diminish the wilderness character of many public lands?Open-pit mining can conflict with many other resources. But many minerals can be extracted in ways that aren’t so damaging. Oil and gas production, for example, uses very little land. In private hands, the owners would balance uses among various groups and what they’re willing to pay.How far should commercialization go? Should companies be allowed to sponsor buildings or even geologic features in national and state parks? Absolutely. Private sponsorship of recreation, scenic, and historic resources makes perfect sense. That doesn’t mean spelling out Exxon or Shell Oil in giant letters on the landscape. But many museums and other urban facilities receive private donations, so there’s no reason why public lands couldn’t do the same.last_img read more

In July, Split Airport achieved the highest passenger traffic

first_imgThe most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 342 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 8,7% compared to the same period last year. The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in July 2019 was 19, which is an increase of 739% compared to July 2018. The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport with 720 thousand passengers (an increase of 4,0% compared to July 2018), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 511 thousand passengers (an increase of 8,6% compared to July 2018) and Zagreb Airport with 364 thousand passengers (a decrease of 3,8% compared to July 2018). Source: CBS In July 2019, Croatian airports recorded 1 passengers or 975% more than in the same month last year, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). last_img read more

Serbia announces first coronavirus case: ministry

first_imgTopics : The first case of coronavirus in Serbia has been diagnosed in a man who had been in Hungary, the country’s health minster announced on Friday. “The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Serbia. It is a 43-year-old man from Subotica [north] who recently stayed in Hungary, in Budapest,” said Zlatibor Loncar at a press conference. The man is in solitary confinement at the Subotica hospital and his health is good, the minister said. The people with whom he came into contact have been tested. “There is no need to panic, you have to behave in accordance with the authorities’ recommendations,” added the minister who said the patient behaved “responsibly”.Serbia is the fourth country comprising the former Yugoslavia to have reported cases of infection following Croatia (11 cases), North Macedonia (one case) and Bosnia (two cases). The virus, which now affects around 90 countries and territories, has infected more than 98,000 people worldwide and left nearly 3,400 people dead. At 0900 GMT Friday, Europe had registered 5,701 cases with 161 deaths, all but 13 of those in Italy. last_img read more

BLOG: 50,000 Pennsylvanians Did What?

first_imgBLOG: 50,000 Pennsylvanians Did What? By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Voting & Elections Governor Wolf and Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes announced the launch of Pennsylvania’s online voter registration tool at the end of August. Already, more than 50,000 have used the online voter registration application to get involved in the process or make the voter rolls more accurate. Since online voter registration launched, it has been lauded by counties, election officials and editorial boards across the state.PA Online Voter Registration allows you to register to vote, and update your voter registration, including changing your party, address, or name. Click here to register now!Have questions about online voter registration? Visit the FAQs. December 04, 2015last_img read more

Newmarket is the place to buy with value for money and great location

first_imgGarden Terraces in NewmarketMr Parker said buyers wanted a combination of space and luxury and getting the balance right through architecture and design was the key to the success of the project at Eve on Erneton.“Newmarket as a suburb has evolved rapidly over the last 10 years and developed its own unique feel and style,” he said. “Residents love the idea of being only a few kilometres from the city but also having their local gathering places like Newmarket Village and an abundance of parks.” Garden Terraces in Newmarket is just 500m down the road from Eve on Erneton, both are being developed by Your Style Group as the first major residential developments in Newmarket in four years.THE second development in Newmarket in four years has recently been launched to market on the back of the success of Eve on Erneton.Your Style Group managing director Dean Parker said Eve on Erneton had shown that Newmarket represented better value for money at almost the same distance from the CBD as nearby popular suburbs Windsor and Wilston. Garden Terraces in NewmarketMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMr Parker said making sure the developments were sympathetic to the surrounding environment was important to achieving approval, and ultimately in driving demand.“The Newmarket market is a little bit different to the inner city market,” he said. “Buyers aren’t interested in living in a high-rise and prefer lower density product than the inner city and city projects currently on offer. “We deliberately went with a range of larger two and three bedroom apartments to cater for this market.” Garden Terraces in NewmarketGarden Terraces has a central open air atrium with shared walkways, greenery and communal areas designed to foster wellbeing and social exchange.All apartments have been designed to maximise cross-ventilation, with the gardens giving private and semi-private subtropical garden spaces and the balconies being deep and shaded for the best in outdoor living.The apartments themselves use a natural pallete of materials and finishes and each has allocated parking.Garden Terraces is within walking distance to some of Brisbane’s best parks and bikeways, serviced by rail and high frequency bus services and is only 500m from Newmarket Shopping Centre with a Coles supermarket, specialty stores, cafes and restaurants. Garden Terraces in Newmarket Garden Terraces has just launched 500m down the road from Eve on Erneton, with 26 one, two and three-bedroom residences designed to mimic that of a typical Queenslander through the filtering of light, breeze and privacy through multiple layered skins.Mr Parker said Newmarket had always been a desirable suburb for buyers because of its proximity to the city and relative affordability, compared to suburbs like Wilston and Windsor. “Development sites in the area have always been scarce and approvals difficult to achieve,” he said. last_img read more

PPF to increase alternatives portfolio with £500m energy mandate

first_imgThe UK’s defined benefit (DB) £16.3bn (€19.7bn) lifeboat fund is set to increase its exposure to the growing energy market, tendering a £500m private equity mandate.The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) said it is looking for a manager to handle £400m-500m in allocations to the US oil and gas sector while also investing in renewable energy.The US has in recent years seen significant growth in the field of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a method whereby natural gas is extracted from lower layers of sediment after it it flooded with a blend of water and chemicals. Asked if the mandate could include exposure to fracking, a spokeswoman for the PPF would only say it would look at “all options” presented by fund managers. The investment will form part of the fund’s alternatives allocations, which has a strategic allocation of 22.5% after the fund overhauled its investment structure earlier this year.At the end of March, the PPF had £444m, or 2.7%, in private equity, with a strategic allocation of 4% to the asset class.It said it wanted to appoint two or three managers as part of a framework agreement investing in  energy or related companies, mainly in North America and OECD countries.The agreement is expected to last around four years with the possibility to extend this by a further four years.Interested fund managers must have a targeted fund size of over $400m (€308m) with close to 80% of the fund allocated to traditional energy investments, or closely related holdings.The move by the PPF comes after it delivered a marginal negative return over the last financial year after its liability-driven investments (LDI) dragged down returns.It suffered a negative 0.7% return on overall investments which rose to 3.4% after stripping out the fund’s LDI book.Earlier this year the fund overhauled its investment structure changing from holding 30% in risk assets to a more dynamic approach.It will now allocate 58% to LDI strategies, 22.5% to alternatives and 12.5% to hybrid assets that both provide risk exposure and match liability payments with inflation expectations.It transferred some of its property holdings into the hybrid portfolio, thus decreasing what assets came under its alternatives banner.The fund’s move into private equity holdings in the energy sector come after it also made moves to enter the direct lending space, and threw its weight behind smart beta.In January this year, it announced it would begin lending around £150m to UK corporates as it searched for two managers to manage the mandate.It also changed the strategic benchmark for its equity managers from a market-capitalisation approach to a smart beta minimum volatility method.last_img read more

Hottest Gold Coast suburbs to take on a ‘knockdown rebuild’

first_img Porter Davis Homes consultant Allyson Lente says an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living was a popular design trend, with large entertaining areas to enjoy the Coast’s weather all year round.After struggling to find a vacant block to build on, they decided to buy an older home at Miami to knock down.“I remember saying to Ryan, ‘I’m no mathematician and I’m sure there must be a catch, but I’ve been looking at the Metricon new home prices and I actually think it would be cheaper to buy an old home, knock it down and build new’,” she said.Paul Harms, a builder who runs Gold Coast business PJH Constructions, has extensive experience in new builds around Burleigh Heads and Burleigh Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoAs well as building for clients, he has built houses for his own family in both suburbs over the years. Paul Harms with wife Nicky and two of their three children – Evie, five and Daisy, three – are now in the process of selling their new build at 9 Guyra Drive, Burleigh Heads.One was in Burleigh Heads’ Koala Park, where Mr Harms and wife Nicky bought a rundown house in 2016 with a plan to knock down the house and subdivide the block. The pair sold their first Koala Park build in 2017 and are now in the process of selling their second build – named the Loft House – at 9 Guyra Drive. “It’s all about the location,” Mr Harms said.“You’re close to Burleigh Heads, you have the beautiful walk that wraps around the headland and there’s one of the best surf beaches in Queensland.”The house, designed by Bianca Gemmill of BCG Building Design, has an array of luxury features including a loft bedroom, timber staircase, butler’s pantry, pool and wraparound alfresco with a two-way fireplace. For more on the Loft House, see the Real Estate magazine in today’s Gold Coast Bulletin. Porter Davis Homes consultant Allyson Lente.Ms Lente said buyers should consider how close the block was to water and the slope before embarking on a knockdown rebuild.She said an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living was a popular design trend, with large entertaining areas to enjoy the Coast’s weather all year round.Gold Coast golden girl and popular TV presenter Liz Cantor recently moved into her new build at Miami.The Channel 7 presenter and her husband Ryan Lysaught had to go to extraordinary lengths to find the perfect block to build their family house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46BURLEIGH Waters, Miami, Mermaid Waters and Sanctuary Cove are among Gold Coast suburbs where homebuyers are bulldozing rundown dwellings in favour of flash new builds.A “knockdown rebuild” is often more cost effective than a complicated and lengthy renovation, according to Porter Davis Homes consultant Allyson Lente. Knockdown rebuilds offers residents the chance to live close to Gold Coast beaches and local amenities.“Knockdown rebuilds allow you to keep equity in your land without having to pay stamp duty or other associated selling costs,” she said.“We see a number of current residents in these areas looking to upgrade on the plot of land they already own but also new buyers moving into the area by purchasing older homes to rebuild their dream home on the land.“They offer residents the chance to live close to beautiful Gold Coast beaches and a numberof local amenities.”last_img read more

Maputo Port Dredging Pays Off

first_imgThe Port of Maputo said in its latest release that the volume handled by the port in 2017 has grown 22%, adding that this result was positively affected by the dredging of the access channel, completed in January 2017. Before dredging, with the channel at -11 meters chart datum, the maximum sailing draft of the vessels in Maputo and Matola was, on average, 12.20 meters and the maximum parcel size  varied between 50,000 and 55,000 tonnes.“The dredging resulted in an increase of 40% to the average parcel size for Maputo Main Port and a 55% increase for Matola,” said the Maputo Port CEO, Osório Lucas. In July 2017, the Matola Coal Terminal (TCM) inaugurated the rehabilitation of its berth, which included deepening to -15.4 meters below chart datum along the quayside.TCM has become the port’s first terminal to take full advantage of the dredging initiative, allowing fully-ladden Panamax vessels of up to 275 meters long, 14.5 meters of draft on neap tides and 15.5 meters on spring tides.In 2017, the DP World Maputo Container Terminal also began its expansion works from 150.000 TEU’s to 250.000 TEU’s, scheduled for completion in the following weeks.The works included the expansion for two rail sidings of 375 meters each in length. The second phase of expansion contemplates the increase to 450.000 TEU’s, dependent on market demand.Maputo is also now preparing to receive vessels of even greater drafts, with the rehabilitation of berths 6, 7, 8 and 9 (a total of 1058 meters of berth) which will begin in the second quarter of 2018.[mappress mapid=”24822″]last_img read more