first_img The cast will also include Lisa Joyce, Penelope Allen, two-time Tony winner Stephen Spinella, Glenn Fitzgerald, Harris Yulin, Austin Jones, Jim Broaddus, Scott Parkinson and Daniel Morgan Shelley. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015 Tickets are now on sale to see Peter Sarsgaard as the titular sweet prince in Hamlet. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production will play a limited engagement March 27 through May 10 at Classic Stage Company off-Broadway. Opening night is set for April 15. William Shakespeare’s iconic revenge tragedy finds Prince Hamlet consumed with grief and determined to avenge his father’s apparent murder, with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom. View Comments Hamletlast_img read more

first_imgThe Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service is finally going through the backlog of over 258 threatened species in the United States to decide which ones will be granted protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act. The long-delayed action comes out the the 2011 settlement of two lawsuits with conservationists. According to the schedule drafted by the service on February 8, they will decide by September whether to add 97 species to the endangered list. The plan is to have gone through the entire list by 2018.The list includes the eastern massasauga rattlesnake and several other species from the east coast.last_img read more

first_imgA bicycle can find a great home almost anywhere. A bicycle’s needs are basic and its demands are straightforward; sounding something like, “get off the couch and take me for a spin.” From mountain towns with punishing terrain and bars flanked by foam-pad-tailgates to urban jungles where bikers sport shoulder bags and chunder is a manhole, here are the Blue Ridge towns that bicycles love.Brevard, North Carolina – Once mountain biking’s “best kept secret”, Brevard has a fat-tire grip on its claim as the capital of southern cycling. This small Appalachian hamlet has become a bicycle boom town with shops, breweries, and a variety of other businesses popping up in the wake of singletrack fever. Recent additions like The Hub Bike Shop, Pisgah Tavern, and Pilot Cove campground are enhancing Brevard’s regional repute and making it one of the hippest riding destinations in the world. The inexhaustible abundance of singletrack in Pisgah Forest, miles of windy road riding, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, and world class races and events means more and more riders are making the pilgrimage. Additionally, Brevard College has one of the top road, cross country, and downhill programs in the nation.Must Ride: Any single track trail descending from the top of Clawhammer Road: Bennett, Black, Avery.Chattanooga, Tennessee – 120 miles of purpose-built single track within 10 miles of the city limits only begins to explain how much Chattanoogans dig their scoots. With planners carving miles of trail, instituting a bike share transit system, and passing laws that protect cyclists, this small city is earning much applause for its progressive, two-wheeled worldview. Bicycle Magazine called Chattanooga the 27th best biking city in America, the highest designation to any small southern city. On top of new trail systems and greenways, Chattanooga offers all the extra amenities that make for a fun riding destination, including happening neighborhoods, with breweries, restaurants, and decked out bike shops, like Suck Creek Cycle, and even an adventure hostel called The Crash Pad.Must Ride: Racoon Mountain for wildly fun singletrack, or Enterprise South Nature Park, where there is a little something for the whole family.Harrisonburg, Virginia -With its proximity to a lifetime’s worth of trail riding and a full calendar of bike races and festivals, Harrisonburg is the capital of Virginia’s mountain biking and cycling scene. In addition to hosting stellar backcountry races like the Shenandoah 100 and rugged gravel grinders like the Harris-Doubaix, Harrisonburg is home to six bike shops and a collegiate team at James Madison University. While there, make sure you hit Massanutten Mountain for dirt and single track, or, to take advantage of breathtaking road rides through the countryside, head east of town to the Shenandoah Valley or up to Skyline Drive.jfp_granfondo_2471__largeLouisville, Kentucky – Louisville has one of the richest biking traditions in the country. At the turn of the century Louisville was leading the national peloton, as a town fully enamored the new sport of cycling. In 1898, for example, 10,000 citizens took to their bicycles for a cycling parade. A little over 100 years later, Louisville still finds itself at the cutting edge of the bike world scene, as it was the first non-European city to host the World Cyclocross championship. And the groundbreaking tradition continues. Today Louisville is home to the largest underground bike park in the world, a 22-acre subterranean dirt world known as Megacavern. Louisville’s famed urban park system is relished by the countless cyclists who train on Olmstead’s Parkways for numerous regional road races. Antiquated single speeds are the preferable way to cruise some of Louisville’s hip neighborhoods, where bourbon, food, and music delightfully slosh together.Must Ride: The Olmstead Parkways or Megacavern. You’re probably inclined one way or the other.Davis, West Virginia –  Davis, West Virginia does not offer all the frills of other cycle-centric towns, but for what it lacks in amenities it makes up for with an authentic vibe and rowdy, black diamond single track. Besides, fewer breweries, shops, and crowds is a refreshing change of pace in an ever-more commercialized scene. The gear you truly need can be found at Blackwater Bikes, a main street dive which has served the Tucker County faithful since 1982. The wilderness areas of Monongahela, Black Water Canyon, and Canaan Valley surround Davis and offer immediate access to some of the most hair-bristling and technical trails anywhere in the East. Furthermore, every June the Canaan Mountain Biking Festival showcases Davis’s grassroots passion. Even the four-years-old gear up for trial races. Other area races include the Blackwater Classic and the Revenge of the Rattlesnake.Must Ride: The Hellbender Cirque will give you a taste of the gnarliest stuff in the Canaan Valley. Commemorate the experience with  Davis-style apres-biking at Hellbender Burritos.Best of the RestBoone, North Carolina: Rocky Knob bike park is a top-notch, purpose-built, in-town network; nearby Beech Mountain is among the best in East Coast Downhill; and Wilson Creek offers rugged backcountry exploration.kearns-tj-5292Ellijay, Georgia:  The capital of Georgia mountain biking serves up roughly 59 singletrack trails, such as Bear Creek and Pinhoti, as well as sweet digs at the Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get Away.Washington, D.C.: Sharing systems, bike lanes, new trails, and other proactive approaches are making the nation’s capital one of the most bike-friendly metropolises in the country, especially as social planners try to bring biking to economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.Greenville, South Carolina: Ex-pro and Lance Armstrong crony George Hincapie figure heads the cycling scene, including opening a high-end chateau where road warriors congregate. A blossoming downtown invites a growing number of tourists, especially foodies.Asheville, North Carolina: While the Blue Ridge Parkway and the trails in Pisgah are international riding meccas, the best option could be a pedal, drink, and eat tour through downtown to South Slope to the River Arts District to West Asheville.last_img read more

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, May 13, 2015:•8:21 a.m. Officers investigated a criminal trespass in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington by a known suspect.•10:42 a.m. Justin A. Beltz, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no drivers’ license in possession, no proof of insurance and seatbelt violation.•11:53 a.m. Craig P. Drouhard, 37, Argonia, was arrested and confined on a Winfield Parole Order to arrest and detain for parole violations.•3:44 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block S. US81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Earlene K. Bohannon, 76, Wellington and Christina A. Stewart, 29, Wellington.last_img read more

first_img– ‘Cautious return’ –Some of the clubs with title aspirations from the less affected areas of the country have been talking about going back to training for weeks.Following decisions from local governments, teams such as Napoli and Parma have followed the lead of Lazio — who trailed leaders Juventus by just a point when play was suspended — and set dates this week for players to train.Sassuolo became the first team to resume individual training on Monday, with Bologna set to follow on Tuesday, followed by Lazio and Roma after their players and staff undergo coronavirus tests.Inter Milan said “first-team players will, on a voluntary basis, be able to make use of the pitches at the Suning Training Centre in Appiano Gentile over the coming days for individual activities.”Champions Juventus have recalled their overseas players, including Ronaldo, who once back from the Portuguese island of Madeira will have to spend two weeks in quarantine.City rivals Torino are also cautiously preparing to return to training.“The contagion is still important and we are not yet out of the problem,” Cairo said on the 71th anniversary of the Superga tragedy, a plane crash which killed all the members of the legendary ‘Il Grande Torino’ team.“We must be on high alert. The restart on a day like this is something symbolic.“Today Phase 2 begins. We hope it will be a day of restart and rebirth.“We have approved an accelerated programme to do tests and fitness visits this week, in the next three to four days we will be ready for individual trainings.”The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) will hold a meeting on May 8 which could be decisive, although president Gabriele Gravina warned he would “never sign for the end of the championships”, which he said would be “the death of Italian football”.Share on: WhatsApp Milan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo has been recalled from Portugal as Serie A clubs get back to individual training on Monday after a two-month coronavirus lockdown, but doubts remain over whether the championship can return.The interior ministry’s go-ahead for players to return to club training facilities two weeks ahead of schedule has offered fans hope that the 2019-20 season might yet be saved.The government was responding after regions that had avoided the worst of the pandemic took matters into their own hands and gave permission to clubs to open their facilities for players to train on their own.But sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora has warned that although individual training can resume, training in groups must wait until May 18. And with Italy still in the grip of the pandemic which has killed nearly 29,000, it is uncertain whether matches will be able to restart.“Nothing has changed compared to what I have always said about football,” said Spadafora.“Team training will not resume before May 18 and the resumption of the championship, for now, is not really discussed.”Spadafora added, as if to confirm his difficult relationship with professional football: “Now excuse me, but I’m returning to take care of all the other sports and sports centres (gymnasiums, dance centres, swimming pools) which must reopen as soon as possible.”The Corriere dello Sport daily on Monday created a front-page photo of the minister with a dagger in his hand about to burst a ball, with the headline “Attack on Calcio”.Officially all 20 Serie A teams have unanimously backed a return to competition, despite reservations from clubs such as Brescia and Torino, in the north of Italy, which was particularly hit hard by the virus.Torino president Urbano Cairo conceded there were “divergent opinions”.“Everyone is assessing whether the restart is possible and it is normal, even if the last word will be down to the institutions,” he told Radio Anch’io.Cairo stressed the importance of safeguarding the health of employees, “without forgetting that the players have been stopped and locked up at home for two months”.With the league suspended since March 9, football authorities point to the severe economic impact for a sector which according to the federation posts a turnover of 4.7 billion euros ($5.1 billion) and employs more than 120,000 people.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook161Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Thurston County Chamber of CommerceThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the sixth annual Boss of the Year honorees.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance.The 2015 honorees are: Ron Bruchet, GHB Insurance; Melissa Jenkins, The Olympian; and Meagan Darrow, TOGETHER!Honorable mentions include: Ed Schilter, KMB designs group, inc.; Jim Haley, Thurston First Bank; and Dr. Gene Sharratt, Washington Student Achievement Council.Over 20 bosses from non-profit organizations to state agencies to private sector companies were nominated by their employees.Again this year, Saint Martin’s University business students played an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business.Bruchet, Jenkins, and Darrow join a group of past honorees, including:Steve Hall, the City of OlympiaDr. Yong Liu, State Department of AgricultureRae-Lynn Bidon, Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesJoseph Di Santo, PanoramaHeidi West, America’s Credit UnionDr. Terrence Hess, Foot & Ankle Surgical AssociatesSteve Brooks, Lacey Fire District 3Jessica Jensen, Jessica Jensen Law PSJoe Ingoglia, Boys & Girls Club of Thurston CountyMariella Cummings, Physicians of Southwest WashingtonRobert Coit, Thurston County Food BankMike Harbour, Intercity TransitMike Strub, LOTT Clean Water AllianceBruce Cramer, O Bee Credit UnionJohn Setterstrom, Lucky Eagle CasinoThe recognition event will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia beginning at 11:30am with a lunch buffet and recognition program starting at 12pm.  To make a reservation to attend, register online at www.thurstonchamber.com.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/REXAdvertisement 30m8qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3b07uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebc4i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) blhdWould you ever consider trying this?😱93w7xvCan your students do this? 🌚3z1hzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Zinedine Zidane is once again the center of attention at the Spanish capital, as the Frenchman is speculated to have been deciding another resignation from Real Madrid, after the failed pursuit of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/REXZidane decided to quit his job after Madrid won the 2018 UEFA Champions League final, but returned to Santiago Bernabéu again this year, following the consecutive sacking of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.However, as Spanish journalist Diego Torres reports, the 47 year old is deciding on a second step down, reason being Zidane’s failure to land his fellow countryman from Old Trafford, and also not securing an exit for his not so favourite Galactico, Gareth Bale.Advertisement In a statement in The Independent, Torres said: “Not signing Pogba puts Zidane on the brink of resigning. Zidane personally promised Pogba he would bring him to Madrid, and now he is left looking bad. This has only increased the lack of confidence between Zidane and Florentino [Perez].”“For Zidane, his project and Pogba are almost the same thing. Nothing that he was promised has really come to pass.” he added.Advertisement The La Liga giants have already secured big names this year, such as Luka Jović, Éder Militão, Rodrygo and Ferland Mendy, and of course, the most talked about transfer of this window, Eden Hazard. Is the inability to secure the 26 year old World Cup winner from the RedDevils enough reason for Zidane to call it quits? Time will tell. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2016)–Led by the Triple Crown Championship team of American Pharoah, Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza and (owner/breeder) Zayat Stables, Santa Anita-based connections are positioned to have a big night on Jan. 16, when the 45th annual Eclipse Awards gala will be held at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida.A winner of his final race as a juvenile, Santa Anita’s Grade I, FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 27, 2014, American Pharoah wintered at Santa Anita as he prepared for a pair of victories at Oaklawn en route to becoming America’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Following a narrow defeat in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, “Pharoah” returned to The Great Race Place and was readied by Baffert for a resounding 6 ½ length win in his career finale–the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, who began her 2015 campaign with a victory in Santa Anita’s Santa Lucia Stakes April 10, would go on to win the Grade III Adoration Stakes here on June 13, and three consecutive Grade I’s; the Clement Hirsch at Del Mar Aug. 1, the Pacific Classic (versus males) Aug. 22, and Santa Anita’s Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26. Trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder, who is now age six, has won two lifetime Eclipse Awards and is nominated in two categories–Older Dirt Female and Horse of the Year.Baffert, who in the opinion of many, may have done his finest-ever work in guiding American Pharoah, who was forced to miss the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to a minor injury, through a Triple Crown winning season and ultimately victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will be trying to win his fourth career Eclipse, following up on his three-peat in 1997, ’98 & ’99.Espinoza, who not only became racing’s first Triple Crown Champion Jockey since Steve Cauthen in 1978, but helped to “mainstream” the Sport of Kings by virtue of multiple appearances on national shows such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Dancing With the Stars and others, also endeared himself to millions as a result of his charitable work with City of Hope, a national leader in cancer treatment and research.Nominated in both the owner and breeder categories, Zayat Stables, which also bred American Pharoah’s sire, Pioneerof the Nile, saw their stable superstar win seven out of eight starts in 2015, which accounted for a staggering $8,288,800 in earnings. Headed by Ahmad Zayat, Zayat Stables seeks its first-ever Eclipse Award.Undefeated in four starts, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Songbird, who used Santa Anita’s Grade I Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 26 as a steppingstone to a rousing 5 ¾ length win in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Oct. 31, headquartered at Santa Anita for most of 2015 and is considered an odds-on favorite to be named Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly. Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Songbird, a Kentucky-bred filly by Medaglia d’Oro, has earnings of $1,502,000.Reddam Racing’s undefeated Nyquist, who was a first-out maiden winner going five furlongs at Santa Anita on June 5, went on to register wins in the Grade II Best Pal Stakes, Grade I Del Mar Futurity and Santa Anita’s Grade I FrontRunner Stakes en route to his half length length victory in the Grade I Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Oct. 31. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist amassed earnings of $1,613,600.last_img read more

first_imgThe geocaching community is about giving back by getting a little dirty and clearing a lot of trash. Cache In Trash Out, or CITO, helps preserve the natural beauty of the geocaching world by cleaning up litter, removing invasive species, planting trees and building trails.CITO events are held all year long, especially during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out the CITO calendar for events and join one near you. And who says good deeds go unrewarded? Earn The Nature Lover souvenir during the 7 Souvenirs of August by attending a CITO event in, you guessed it, the month of August.Interested in bringing friends along on your CITO adventure? Share geocachers in action at CITO events with this CITO video in English or this CITO video in Czech and German. Summer Time is the Right Time for CITO Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img SharePrint RelatedConfirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) announcement for 2019January 7, 2019In “Environmental Initiatives”last_img read more

first_imgThere’s a slightly competitive tone to last week’s announcement by Massachusetts’ department of Energy and Environmental Affairs that the state has established new energy efficiency standards and, to help meet those standards, will commit about $2.2 billion to home energy audits, weatherization, and appliance rebates.With a quote by Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, an EEA press release about the standards conveys a bit of throw-down-the-gauntlet enthusiasm for the program: “With approval of this plan,” Nadel says, “Massachusetts moves ahead of the pack relative to most other states. By 2012, it is likely that Massachusetts will be number one in terms of per capita commitment to energy efficiency programs.”It certainly would be welcome news if that enthusiasm turns out to be contagious. Formulated in compliance with the state’s Green Communities Act of 2008 and approved by its Department of Public Utilities after long negotiations with the Commonwealth’s investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, the standards call for a statewide 2.4% reduction in electricity use and 1.15% reduction in natural gas use over a three-year period. To help meet those goals, the plan includes the $2.2 billion commitment from the utilities, which, a recent story in the Boston Globe notes, will be paid for through third-party financing, revenue from the state’s participation in carbon credit auctions, an existing energy efficiency charge on utility bills, and a modest rate increase for customers.Soothing some of the sting of rate increases, the EEA says, will be the long-term efficiency improvements gained from the program’s audit, weatherization, and appliance-rebate components – an estimated $6 billion in efficiency-related savings over the three-year period.Just as pertinent is the program’s job-creating potential. As a New York Times blog on the subject points out, a study by advocacy group Environment Northeast indicates that implementing the plan and doing all the field work required could generate as many as 25,000 new jobs.Later this month, the EEA will launch a redesigned website – http://www.masssave.com – providing information about all of efficiency programs serving utility customers in the state.last_img read more