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Watch Bandstand’s Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Bring the Swing

first_img Related Shows Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & the cast of Broadway’s ‘Bandstand'(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Strike up the band! Broadway favorites Laura Osnes and Corey Cott are poised to star in Bandstand, the musical about a young war widow and a singer/songwriter who leads a band of mismatched fellow vets to a national radio contest in search of America’s next big swing band. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand transports audiences to the smoke-filled, swing-fueled nightclubs of 1945. Want to get an exclusive first look inside Bandstand’s world? Check out the exclusive video and gorgeous hot shots of the cast below, and be sure to catch Bandstand at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Performances begin on March 31. View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Bandstandlast_img read more

Pervasive privet

first_imgBy Mark CzarnotaUniversity of GeorgiaIn years past, at least six species of Chinese privet were usedin U.S. hedges and other landscape plantings. Native birds tookit from there, making the plant all too familiar in the Southeast.The black berries of this plant (Ligustrum sinense) becomenoticeable in late fall, and many birds relish them. In fact, ouravian friends have deposited Chinese privet all over. People willfind seedlings of it growing just about anywhere.Chinese privet can reach heights of 20 feet. In the Southeast,panicles of white flowers show up in mid to late spring. Mostpeople find the “fragrance” repulsive.JunglesFortunately, young seedlings are fairly easy to remove by hand.In unmanaged areas, however, Chinese privet grows unchecked andcan often form near-complete thickets, outcompeting most plants.This lack of diversity in the plant population makes mostecologists cringe. Many people are concerned about thesethickets. They’d like to see shifts to native plants thatincrease biodiversity while still providing homes and food forwildlife.One of the best ways to get rid of privet is to burn it. A hotfire will kill plants less than 4 feet tall, but larger ones willusually survive. In many places, though, burning is restricted orbanned.ChoicesThis leaves two other options: physical removal and herbicides.Physical removal can be as simple as digging up the plant with apick and shovel. On larger plants, this can be a workout for eventhe fittest of people. And in big, established thickets, removalmay require using heavy equipment.Physical removal is immediate, but it’s very hard to get everybit of every single plant. Like many plants, Chinese privet canregrow from just a piece of root.Herbicides can be used by themselves or in combination withphysical removal. Foliar products can be sprayed over-the-top. Astudy reported this summer showed that 6 ounces of a productcontaining at least 41 percent active glyphosate mixed with agallon of water provided greater than 90-percent control for atleast three years.ComboApplying a herbicide to cut stumps can keep privet fromregrowing, too. Products that do this well are those containingglyphosate (Roundup and many others, with at least 41 percentactive ingredient) or triclopyr (Garlon or Brush-B-Gon).To use either, first cut privet to the ground. Then spray the cutstems with either a full-strength product or a half-strengthherbicide-and-water solution.If regrowth appears, wait until the shoots are 6 to 12 incheslong and spray them with a solution of about 6 ounces ofglyphosate (41 percent active ingredient) per gallon of water.With any postemergence herbicide, make sure the mixture doesn’tcontact desirable plants. And always read and follow labelinstructions when using pesticides.Once the privet has been removed, consider planting shrubs orsmall trees that are native to the area. Some of my favoritenatives are common ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius),common pawpaw (Asimina triloba), arrowwood viburnum(Viburnum dentatum) and spicebush (Lindera benzoin).(Mark Czarnota is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Top 40: Accessories

first_img1. Black Diamond GridLock MagnetronBlack Diamond has taken a bold step for biners. As the name suggests, the GridLock Magnetron is secured with magnets, as opposed to the usual screw or twist locks. The innovative carabiner features a gate system with two magnets that securely attach to a steel insert when closed, yet oppose each other when opened with a simple one-handed release. When the Magnetron GridLock and companion RockLock are released next summer, it could mean a new standard in climbing.blackdiamondequipment.com 2. Gerber SteadyIf you’re like me, you probably don’t know what half of the little nubs on your multi-tool are used for. After the bottle opener and knife, it’s all just widgets. But Gerber’s new Steady has something all of us have needed at one point or another: a camera tripod. A pair of legs branch out of one side of the tool and a tripod insert pops out of the other. It’s strong enough to hold small point and shoots and comes with a suction cup for your iPhone. There are 12 other tools as well, but let’s be honest, you’re only going to use the tripod and bottle opener. Look for the Steady in the Spring.$65; gerber-tools.com3. Suunto Core WatchThe most important backcountry tool may not be in your pack, but on your wrist. The Suunto Core includes an altimeter and compass for route-finding; a barometer and storm warning alarm to help you prepare for unexpected weather; and waterproof reliability in case a rapid sweeps you downriver. This wrist-top computer also provides sunrise and sunset times to capture the perfect mountaintop photo.$299; suunto.com4. Steripen FreedomThe Freedom is Steripen’s smallest, lightest ultraviolet water purifier, killing 99% of the bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in your 16-ounce water bottle in just 48 seconds. And with this model, Steripen fixed the only knock we ever had with their purifiers: batteries. The Freedom is completely rechargeable via a computer, wall outlet, or solar charger.$119.95; steripen.com5. MSR SureLockIn 2012, MSR will release the SureLock, an all-season trekking pole that the company claims won’t slip, and can be adjusted on the fly by a trigger at the base of the handle, so you can adjust your poles on the trail according to the terrain. Look for it in January. $90-150; cascadedesigns.comlast_img read more

1-on-1s with regulators: Credit unions work to move needle on relief

first_imgThroughout the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference last week, credits unions were provided with opportunities to discuss future and past rulemakings with regulatory agency staff.Starting on the first day of the conference–Feb. 21–CUNA’s Examination and Supervision Subcommittee held an executive session where Larry Fazio, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) director of the Office of Examination and Insurance, and Tim Segerson, NCUA deputy director of the Office of Examination and Insurance, presented ideas on future implementation of an extended exam cycle. Subcommittee members engaged NCUA staff on the necessity for efficiency in the exam and call report processes.The CUNA Consumer Protection Subcommittee discussed several issues with staff from the both Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and NCUA. Elizabeth Ellis, CFPB deputy assistant director of the Office of Financial Institutions, and Gail Laster, NCUA director of the Office of Consumer Protection, provided updates on their agencies’ agendas for 2016 and answered questions about recent rulemakings from the subcommittee members.Over the course of the four-day conference, several groups visited the CFPB to discuss overdraft protection and other pending rulemakings. Director Richard Cordray addressed attendees during the Feb. 23 CUNA GAC general session. Corey Stone, CFPB assistant director of credit information and deposit markets, joined a breakout session about overdraft services and small-dollar loans. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events October 6–12

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Marcus King BandThe 20-year-old lead singer of his eponymous band describes their sound as “soul-influenced psychedelic Southern rock.” Hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, the group infuses the blues, Americana, folk and rock into an sonic collage of incendiary guitars, brass, organ and rhythm that is as soulful as it is absolutely lightning-electric. Touring in support of their self-titled sophomore effort, this gig is bound to be one for the books and truly not to be missed. Hot damn. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 6.Jordan RothsteinSongwriter, musician and producer Jordan Rothstein’s jazz, folk and rock talents are embodied in his powerful performances as a member of Mascot’s Distance, Magic Bean and Blue Dream. His most well-known hits include “Hey Girl,” sung by John Legend, and “The Date Song,” which he wrote for Mascot’s Distance. Rothstein uses sweet soulful chords and rhythms combined with bitter lyrics to create a Randy Newman-esque sound. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. Oct 6.Hamptons International Film FestivalThe Hamptons Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent films of all kinds. This year’s film festival shows films that express fresh voices and differing global views. It being the Hamptons, there have been some notable attendees in the past, including Kevin Bacon, Madonna, Kevin Connolly and Billy Joel—with more to come this year. Films will be shown in various locations throughout the East End. hamptonsfilmfest.org Oct. 6-10.Janet Lee BergThis local author will be speaking about and signing copies of her new book Rembrandt’s Shadow. Based on a true story, the book tells the tale of two women from different generations—each with their own distinct horrific memories—who find themselves at odds when forced to confront the here and now. Whoa. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 7.Joseph MillarThe author of three poetry collections, with a fourth, Kingdom, due out next year, will lead a poetry reading. Musical prelude by Tom Santoriello and Friends. Event followed by Q&A, book signing and light refreshments. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington. waltwhitman.org $10. 7 p.m. Oct. 7.MORE THINGS TO DO: Apple Picking on Long Island 2016Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl KeenThese two singer/songwriters from Texas are joining forces for a one-of-a-kind show. Lovett is known for his inspired, heart-heavy compositions that push the very boundaries of music in their transcendental interpretations of life, love, loss and so much more. Keen, a legend in his on right, will join Lovett on stage as the two swap songs on acoustic guitars. Get ready for an unforgettable night. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$85. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Johnny Rivers and Eric Burdon & The AnimalsThese two epic classic rock bands will take fans on a trip down memory lane. Johnny Rivers will play his hits, including “Secret Agent Man,” “The Seventh Son” and “Poor Side of Town.” Also performing will be Eric Burdon and The Animals, who are back on tour, so fans can relive the classic hit singles such as “Baby, Let Me Take You Home” and “House of the Rising Sun,” and enjoy so much more of their powerful repertoire as it evolved over the years, from San Francisco to New Castle. What a gig. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Weird Science, The 90’s Band and ThreeCollaborating to give audiences an unforgettable night of ’80s and ’90s hits, tribute groups Weird Science, The ’90s band and Three pull out all the stops to embody the hallmarks of the decades. Weird Science plays Gen-X favorites (think early Madonna, The Breakfast Club soundtrack and more) with accompanying costumes. The ’90s band follows with hits from Alanis Morissette, Weezer and Third Eye Blind, among others. The grand finale Three is named for its three accomplished singers/musicians and pays homage to the greatest musical trios of all time: The Script, The Police, John Mayer Trio and more. Wow. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Graham NashThis singer, songwriter, artist and philanthropist has made his mark not only in the music world but also in his efforts to better the whole world. His first solo record consisting of new music in 14 years, This Path Tonight, is an album of reflection and transition of a singer-songwriter whose career has spanned more than five decades and counting. Not to be missed. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $71-$101. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Riot in RiverheadLive pro wrestling arrives on the East End and the nonstop action is going to leave fans absolutely breathless. The smackdown will feature top wrestlers, such as Jerry “The King” Lawler, and many others! That’s gotta hurt! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Fall Festivals and Fairs 2016Andrew “Dice” ClayThe controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV over his infamous “Adult Nursery Rhymes” remains popular despite his critics, claiming the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Die-hard fans recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. New recruits to “The Dice Man” will know his autobiography The Filthy Truth, which hit stores last year. Come see why he’s still calling himself the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy,” and get ready to laugh your tuckus off. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $55. 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 7 & 10 p.m. Oct. 8.Joplin’s Pearl featuring Amber FerrariFans will be brought to their feet with this band’s amazing instrumentals and Ferrari’s critcally acclaimed vocals. The first half of the show features covers of Pat Benatar, Prince, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, and more. The second half is dedicated to the legendary songstress Janis Joplin, who Ferrari is said to “capture in the essence.” Fans rave about the “stage presence, heart, and vocals” of Ferrari, whose performance “brings us right back seeing Janis at Woodstock.” Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $20-$48. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.Game GrumpsFans this duo’s webseries on Youtube will leap at the chance to hang out with them in this live episode. These two dynamic comedians and internet personalities produce three videos per day, featuring them playing console-based video games and discussing their experiences with and opinions of the games, with ongoing hilarious commentary and competitions. Arin and Danny will be making jokes and playing games in front of a live audience, with a Q&A to follow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 8The O’Jays & The CommodoresR&B innovators The O’Jays will get the crowd dancing with their classic songs “Love Train,” “Lonely Drifter” and “Back Stabbers.” Fans can also get their Motown fix at this show with a performance by The Commodores, featuring original member and lead guitarist Thomas McClary, as they play their hits, including “Easy,” “Brick House” and “Nightshift.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.Rocking The ParadiseThis show will take fans back 30 years, as tribute bands cover hits from some of the greatest rock bands of all time: Styx and Heart. Rocking The Paradise will get the crowd cheering and singing along to Styx songs, such as “Come Sail Away” and “Lorelei,” among others. Heart tribute band Vainglorious will also deliver an electrifying show featuring classic hits. There will also be a special quest appearance by the very talented acoustic duo Lennon & Katie. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Oktoberfest 2016 EventsPat McGee BandPMB, as fans dubbed them, have toured nationally for over a decade, including a stretch in which they did 98 shows in 103 days. Casual listeners will recall their 2000 singles, “Rebecca” and “Runaway.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.A Boogie Wit Da HoodieThis up-and-coming Bronx rapper is known for his funkier take on the genre, as exemplified by his breakout hit, “My Shit” off his debut album, Artist, which dropped earlier this year. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $35. 10 p.m. Oct. 8.Look at Us Now, Mother!Comprised primarily of decades-worth of intimate family home movies and videos in an upwardly mobile Long Island suburb, this is the story of one determined woman’s quest to reconcile with and understand her past, which means forgiving her proud, narcissistic and formidable elderly mother, Mildred. It makes for a relentlessly honest and bitingly funny documentary about the transformation of a highly charged mother/daughter relationship by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum. Meet Gayle Kirschenbaum and Star Mildred Kirchenbaum in person during the Sunday Schmooze Brunch, Film, and Discussion, hosted by Fred Craden. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 11 a.m. Oct. 9.Serge Diaghilev’s Les Ballets RussesThis unconventional tribute brings together works from different periods revealing an unexpected diversity of inspiration, from the heady romanticism of The Specter of the rose, the unbridled eroticism of The Afternoon of a Faun, to the tragic festivities of Petrouchka and the subtle Spanish flavor of The Three-Cornered Hat. Four essential works, bringing together the artistic elite of their day–choreographers, painters and musicians–are performed in their unsurpassable original choreography. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 2 p.m. Oct. 9.Mike StudThis hip-hop artist is one of the hottest upcoming musicians on the web. His debut mixtape A Toast to Tommy, was released last October, and debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. iTunes Hip-Hop Album chart. Since then, he has headlined a sold-out 20-city national tour and has racked up more than 10 Million YouTube views. His latest tour will feature hits off of his brand new album, These Days. “Say No More,” this show is a can’t miss! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $19, $25 DOS. 6 p.m. Oct. 9.Newt & Callista GingrichFormer Speaker of the House Newt and Callista Gingrich will be speaking and signing copies of their new books, Treason, and Hail to the Chief. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 11.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Pumpkin Picking Guide 2016KataklysmWith a career spanning over 20 years, these heavy metal hellraisers are known worldwide for their famous body-slamming riffs and grooves. Their 2013 album Waiting For The End To Come, was nominated for a Juno Award (Canada’s version of a Grammy), and earned them the title Metal Band of the Year. They are touring to promote their new album, Ghosts and Gods. Opening the show is Carach Angren, Khiazma, Awake In The Fire and Spectral Voices. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $15 . 7 p.m. Oct. 12.Guy FieriAmerican restaurateur, author, game show host, and television personality Guy Fieri will be speaking and signing copies of his new book Family Food. The Food Network superstar and bestselling author dishes up flavorful All-American family-friendly meals for weeknights and weekends alike. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 12.Joan BaezIn 2009, Joan Baez celebrated 50 years in the music industry as a popular folk singer and songwriter. Throughout her career, she has had a series of impressive accomplishments, including a Grammy Award, seven Grammy nominations, and eight gold albums. She is known for songs like “Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Diamonds and Rust,” which explained her relationship with Bob Dylan. She is set to perform hits from her newest album I’d Like To Hear That Song Again, and quite frankly, you will want to hear all her songs again, and again, and again. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$150. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.Main Art: Legendary folk singer/songwriter Joan Baez serenades her timeless classics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Oct. 12. (Photo: Joan Baez Facebook profile)-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

An ancient wreck with cargo was found near the island of Molat

first_imgThe expert investigation was conducted by Igor Miholjek, Head of the Department of Underwater Archeology of the Croatian Restoration Institute, Dino Taras, Head of the Department of Underwater Archeology of the Archaeological Museum in Zadar, Barbara Peranić, Senior Conservator of the Zadar Conservation Department of the Ministry of Culture, Zoran Delibašić and Dragutin Zimatović -SUB and external associates of the Department of Underwater Archeology of the Croatian Restoration Institute, and employees of the Maritime Police from Zadar with their vessel. On April 9, an expert investigation of the underwater archeological site was conducted near the island of Molat, which was discovered at the end of 2017 by divers from the ZG-SUB Diving Club. After the confirmation of the site, the procedure of registration of the cultural property was initiated. The site is located at a depth of 20 meters near the island and is accessible for archaeological research. Another in a series of archaeological sites on the Adriatic that, with proper management and organization, can become part of the tourist offer of the island of Molat. It spreads over about 80 square meters, and at the bottom is visible the cargo of an ancient ship. Several hundred tegulae and several specimens of imbrex (ancient tiles and cups) were observed, which sank to the bottom as they were stacked during transport. Fragments of ceramic pottery that probably belonged to the ship’s kitchen were also noticed at the site, as well as one neck of an amphora of the Dressel 6A type (1st century). Underwater archaeologists documented the condition of the site after the discovery, determined the basic dimensions of the site, cargo measurements (dimensions of tegulae and imbrex) and other data according to which the 3D model will be formed. Source / photo: Croatian Restoration Institutelast_img read more

Unai Emery demands ‘positive energy’ from Arsenal players ahead of Manchester United clash

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Mar 2019 8:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link347Shares Unai Emery believes the Emirates crowd can get Arsenal over the line against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has called for ‘positive energy’ from his squad ahead of their clash with Manchester United, with one Arsenal player overly negative in the wake of Thursday’s defeat to Rennes.Arsenal had gone four games unbeaten before the trip to Rennes but a 3-1 thumping at Roazhon Park has threatened to derail Emery’s men as they prepare to host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side.The Gunners’ defeat could not have been more at odds with United’s stunning comeback victory away to PSG which booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.While Emery acknowledges that the Red Devils have hit a purple patch, he is confident that home advantage can give Arsenal the edge on Sunday.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We know they are doing very well. The most important thing is our capacity to react after Thursday,’ the Spaniard said.‘First, it will be mostly our supporters and stadium, creating together one big atmosphere.‘And then it’s about using our quality and our combinations with the players tactically to play well in the match against Manchester United.’ Comment Unai Emery demands ‘positive energy’ from Arsenal players ahead of Manchester United clash Advertisement Arsenal were beaten 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie (Picture: Getty)Emery has revealed that he held off speaking to one unnamed Arsenal star as he felt the player was giving off a negative energy during Friday’s squad meeting.‘On Friday morning, I was speaking with some players — I want them to help me with big positive energy,’ Emery said.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘One player was worse than me, more down than me, and I said to him, “Let’s speak tomorrow as you are more sad than me”.‘I want to listen to players with positive energy. I want to hear them say, “We can do it in the next game”.’MORE: How Sokratis and Victor Lindelof became Arsenal and Man Utd’s defensive linchpins Advertisementlast_img read more

Scarborough home built for get-togethers

first_imgThe outdoor area at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.“We also needed a yard big enough for our three boys to run around in.”On the ground floor of the home there is a double lockup garage, laundry, powder room and study with built-in desk.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area has sliding doors opening to the entertaining area.The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops and an island bench with breakfast bar. The kitchen at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.Mrs Downie said the outdoor entertainment area had been expanded from a terrace to a spacious covered area with plenty of space for get-togethers.“All we do all summer long is have barbecues and the boys can kick a soccer ball around the yard,” she said.Upstairs, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with dual basins and double shower. The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom and second living area. The home at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.THIS near new home with a big backyard is on the market in Scarborough.Doug and Angela Downie built the property at 229 Scarborough Rd three years ago.“When we built we knew we needed four bedrooms, an ensuite, a walk-in robe and we needed a children’s retreat,” Mrs Downie said.“Entertaining was an important thing for us and we want to enjoy the sea breezes, as we’re only 800m from the beach, so the entertainment area was a must.center_img The main bedroom at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.Mrs Downie said the home was in a great street with friendly neighbours.“Scarborough has a lot of great parks and the council has put in so much money to improve the area,” she said.“There’s always something going on. We’re also really close to shops and to Redcliffe, which has an incredible dining precinct.”The property is being marketed by Cameron Reid, of Crown Properties, for $729,000.last_img read more

Trade wildlife policy workshop carded for Thursday

first_imgLocalNews Trade wildlife policy workshop carded for Thursday by: – March 7, 2012 17 Views   no discussions Share Share The Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division in collaboration with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Rare Species Conservatory Foundation (RSCF) will host a two day trade wildlife policy workshop in Dominica commencing on Thursday at the Holy redeemer Retreat House in Eggleston.Jacko Parrot, one of Dominica’s wildlife species at an expo last yearAssistant Forest Officer Steven Durand explained that his department is concerned with the importation of wildlife species and the purpose of the workshop will be to assess the island’s regulatory agencies.“There are increasing concerns as it relates to private-sector interest in bio-prospecting, endemic species trade and alien wildlife imports (for use as pets, as well as for commercial purposes), which have already began to put tremendous pressures on Dominica’s regulatory/enforcement agencies and local natural-resource managers.” Durand noted that comprehensive wildlife policies should be implemented with a view to protecting Dominica’s wildlife species from diseases.“We are therefore of the opinion that comprehensive, science-based wildlife policies need to be implemented in Dominica to protect its natural resources from exploitation and exposure to introduced diseases, and, therefore, provide enforceable guidelines for sustainable resource management.”According to Durand the objective of the two day workshop is to present a forum for policy makers, practitioners and advising delegates to discuss wildlife import/export trade policy, regulations relating to wildlife translocation and all wildlife product movement and commerce. The discussions will also address wildlife health, infectious disease, zoonotics and the impact of invasive and non invasive species introductions and their ecological and public health implication. The formation of a draft policy for Dominica will also be discussed and deliberated upon at that workshop.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Simy Nwankwo backs Osimhen to shine at Napoli

first_img The former Golden Eaglets forward spent only a season with the Les Dogues, but attracted attention across Europe after netting 18 goals in 38 games helped him scoop the club’s player of the season award. Reacting on ESPN, Simy who netted 20 times to help Crotone secure promotion to the Serie A, stressed that Osimhen’s move to Napoli will further aid his development.“I’m so happy that Victor is coming in. It is such a big team and an important and difficult league, if not the number one tactical and defensive league in the world.“You know, it is one thing watching from the outside, another thing is actually playing from the inside. But I’m glad Victor is coming into a team that plays football and it will be very, very important for him.”“He will definitely grow. He will never be the same player again — that I can assure you. He will grow as a person, he will grow as a player, he will grow because Napoli is a really good team — and the league, too.”Speaking further, Simy added he is looking forward to a healthy rivalry for goals with his compatriot in the Italian top-flight.“We will score more goals, united we stand. He will do it for Napoli and I will do it for Crotone,” he noted, ven as he was quick to add.Read Also: Europa League: Wolves, Sevilla, Basel, Leverkusen reach quarter-finals“Personally, I don’t set goals. The only thing I set out for myself at the start of the season every year is just to do better than I did last time.“So that means that next year will be more difficult for me because now I have to do better than I did this year.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Crotone forward Simy Nwankwo believes Victor Osimhen’s switch to Seria A side Napoli will go a long way to improve the 21-year-old Super Eagles forward. Osimhen sealed a €70m transfer to the Naples-based outfit after his eye-catching display for French Ligue 1 side OSC Lille.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An Inspiration7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The Worldlast_img read more