Falconer High School To Present “Fiddler On The Roof” This Weekend

first_imgImage by Falconer Central Schools.FALCONER – This weekend, Falconer Central School’s Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof.”Image by Falconer Central Schools.The musical is based on the life of a philosophical Jewish milkman, Tevye, who explains the customs of the Jewish people and their lives in the Russian town of Anatevka in 1905.Image by Falconer Central Schools.Since December, around 45 students in the cast, crew and orchestra have been practicing for this weekend’s performance.The show’s directors say audience members will be treated to well-known musical selections such as “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker,” and the iconic “If I Were a Rich Man.” The memorable characters are portrayed successfully by Matt Gullotti as Tevye, Tesika Kilmer as Golde, his sharp-tongued wife, Eliza Schrantz as Tzeitel, Alexis Adam as Hodel, and Cierra Waterman as Chava, the oldest daughters.Image by Falconer Central Schools.Other colorful villagers include Erika Binkley as Yente, the town matchmaker, Kaden Bianco as Lazar Wolf, the butcher, Davin Riel as Motel, Jacob Thierfeldt as Perchik, and Hunter Gruber as Fyedka, as well as many other falconer students completing the cast.Performances will take place Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Falconer High School’s auditorium. Tickets are $8 sold at the door.Also, happening this weekend Chautauqua Lake Central School presents “Cast Party” Friday and Saturday; Frewsburg High School presents “Grease” Friday and Saturday;Next week, Randolph Central School will present “Sister Act” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Later this month, Cassadaga Valley Central School will present “Seussical” Friday, March 20, Saturday March 21, Friday March 27 and Saturday, March 28.Jamestown High School will present “Once Upon A Mattress” Thursday, March 26, Friday March 27, and Saturday March 28. 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

Les Miz Star Ramin Karimloo Is Broadway.com’s Newest Vlogger

first_img In addition to starring as Jean Valjean on Broadway, Karimloo played the role in the recent Toronto production of Les Miz and in the West End. He originated the role of the Phantom in the West End run of Love Never Dies and also starred in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End and in the 25th anniversary concert filmed at Royal Albert Hall.  Star Files Ramin Karimloo Karimloo will show us his backstage life at the Imperial Theatre, where he and his Les Miz co-stars prepare to storm the barricades eight times a week in the epic musical. We’re also hoping he’ll serenade us with sweet bluegrass and show us how he deadlifts more than Wolverine. Vlogger 24601 begins on April 22, and will run every Tuesday for the next eight weeks. Related Showscenter_img Les Miserables Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 View Comments Another story must begin! Ramin Karimloo, who is currently making his Broadway debut in the revival of Les Miserables as Jean Valjean, is Broadway.com’s newest video blogger. Look out for the hunky leading man in the series, Vlogger 24601: Backstage at Les Miserables with Ramin Karimloo.last_img read more

Butterfly Garden.

first_img Scout your garden daily for problems and to enjoy the myriad of butterflies and other life that will come. Return the mulch and pine straw to the freshly planted area, and fertilize your whole garden. Water in the fertilizer thoroughly, and weed occasionally, as needed. Butterfly Photo Gallery Avoid Pesticides Water thoroughly after fertilizing and often during dry spells. Weed occasionally, and remove spent flowers to keep more flowers coming. Provide the butterflies and hummingbirds nectar all spring, summer and fall. Plant the food source, or forage, for the butterfly species you want. One of the most popular gardening specialties is butterfly and hummingbird gardening. The key is to select the widest array of nectar-producing flowers you can. To have a successful butterfly and hummingbird garden, consider several things before planting. Location Most butterflies prefer to rest and feed in full sunshine, so the ideal place would have six or more hours of daily sunlight in June. Fertilize twice more, on May 21 and June 15. Don’t fertilize again after July 1. Freshly planted perennials may need extra care. Picture how you and others will view the garden and the butterflies. Putting larger plants to the rear and smaller plants up front makes sense. So does putting a butterfly feeding dish or birdbath where you can easily see it. Maintenance More on Butterfly Garden:Best Butterfly Plants Forages and Attractors Place for Water, Rest Attracting Hummingbirds After a killing frost, let your plants dry down naturally. Around Thanksgiving, or Christmas if we have a warm fall, cut your butterfly bush and ‘Miss Huff’ Lantana stems to 6 inches high. Add several bushels of compost, rotted pine bark or manure. Then till again until the soil is loose. Your plants will thrive in well-drained soil with lots of organic matter. Spring Replanting One way to control pests is to gently wash the bugs off plants with a pressure nozzle on the garden hose. Many will drown. Insect predators will eat others on the ground. Around May 1, scrape away mulch where you want new butterfly plants and install them as you did your first planting. If the site is grassy, remove the grass first. Tilling may work, but some grasses, such as Bermuda and centipede, can sprout by the millions from the chopped-up pieces. You may need to use a contact herbicide. After Frost Soil Preparation With your lawn mower blade on high (3 inches or so), mow everything but the butterfly bush, lantana and other woody shrubs. It’s best if you use a mulching blade. If your garden is a good source of nectar and forage, butterflies will inhabit it all season. Hummingbirds will be more apt to nest and hang around all summer, too. Fertilize again in late May and again in mid-June. Don’t get fertilizer on the flowers and leaves. It will burn them. Location Soil Preparation Avoid Pesticides Maintenance After Frost Spring Replanting Anything used to kill bugs won’t be good for a butterfly garden. Leave the debris on the ground, and cover it with an inch or two of fresh pine straw. Mound leaves around the Lantana and butterfly-bush trunks. Fertilize your garden the day you plant it or clean it up after winter, around March 15. Evenly sprinkle about 1 pound of 10-10-10 for every 100 square feet of soil surface. The single most important thing you can do for your garden is prepare the soil. Use a shovel or tiller to turn it up 12 inches deep over the entire area. Ready access to water will make watering and watching more convenient. A small bench or chair nearby will make the butterfly garden a great morning or evening resting spot. Photo by Paul Thomas Do this in the morning, when bugs are active, to let the foliage dry before night. A few chewed leaves is a small price to pay for your butterflies’ health.last_img read more

EIA Says Coal Output, Share of Electricity-Generation Market to Continue Falling

first_imgEIA Says Coal Output, Share of Electricity-Generation Market to Continue Falling FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:Coal’s share in the nation’s electricity mix is predicted to fall to 29 percent this year, as natural gas-fired power continues to increase, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Short Term Energy Outlook released Tuesday.Coincidently, coal production is expected to decline, though that slide may take place in the Appalachian coal region more than Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Wyoming mines provide about 40 percent of the coal burned in U.S. power plants, more than the next six coal-producing states.Wyoming coal production took a steep dive in 2016, when three of the largest coal companies that operate mines in Wyoming were in bankruptcy. Additionally, weak demand for coal in the electricity sector at the time, and competition brought by cheap natural gas took a toll on Wyoming mines. The industry rallied last year, though hope of a return to previous norms has dimmed.Coal production is predicted to fall this year by 3 percent nationally, down to 751 million short tons. The amount of coal that is used in the country, particularly by coal-fired power plants, will be down as well.The outlook also touched on coal’s competitor, natural gas. The national spot price, Henry Hub, is expected to average about $3 this year, rising to an average $3.11 in 2019. At that price point, coal firms argue they can still compete. But as coal’s contribution falls, natural gas will take the largest slice of the electricity mix in 2018, rising to 34 percent compared to 32 percent last year.Most of the new power capacity built this year is also expected to be in the form of natural gas plants. There are no new coal plans in development nationally.More: Report: Coal To Cede More Of Its Share In The Electricity Mix This Yearlast_img read more

Mitsubishi to expand in Europe with $4.5 billion purchase of Dutch energy company

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:A group led by Mitsubishi beat out other bidders including Shell in reaching a €4.1 billion ($4.5 billion) deal to buy Dutch energy company Eneco, which the Japanese conglomerate intends to make the centerpiece of its growth in the European energy market.The winning consortium includes Mitsubishi, with an 80 percent stake, and Japanese utility Chubu, with the remaining 20 percent. Owned by several dozen Dutch municipalities, Eneco is the second largest electricity supplier in the Netherlands and is also active in Germany and Belgium. The company operates about 2 gigawatts of wind capacity, roughly a quarter of it offshore, alongside nearly 300 megawatts of solar.Mitsubishi is already a substantial investor in Europe’s electricity market, including a 20 percent stake in U.K. electricity supplier OVO. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, part of the Mitsubishi Group, is co-owner of offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas.Eneco offers “a platform to further grow in the European market, in which we intend to have a leading position in the energy transition,” Takehiko Kakiuchi, CEO of Mitsubishi Corporation, said in a press statement.Offshore wind is at the center of an existing collaboration between Eneco and Mitsubishi dating back to 2012. The two companies have jointly invested in a trio of offshore wind farms, all of them using MHI Vestas turbines, as well as in a 48-megawatt battery in Germany.More: Mitsubishi eyes leading position in Europe’s energy market with Eneco acquisition Mitsubishi to expand in Europe with $4.5 billion purchase of Dutch energy companylast_img read more

2 Long Islanders Killed in Upstate DWI Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An upstate New York man has been arrested for allegedly rear-ending a motorcycle in drunken-driving, hit-and-run crash that left a man and woman dead over the weekend, New York State police said.Luis Munoz was charged Monday with vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.Police said the 24-year-old Ossining man was driving on the New York State Thruway in the Town of Woodbury when he hit a motorcycle driven by Rafaelito DeJesus, 23, of Valley Stream, at 1:10 a.m. Sunday.DeJesus and his passenger, 25-year-old Melissa Rupa of Mineola, were pronounced dead at the scene.Bail for Munoz was set at $250,000 cash or $1,000,000 bond.Troopers are continuing the investigation are ask anyone with information to contact them at 845-782-8311.last_img read more

Credit unions question NCUA budget boost

first_img continue reading » Since the number of credit unions is decreasing, the NCUA’s budget should be decreasing too, some credit unions are arguing.After all, if the agency has fewer credit unions to supervise, it should cost the agency less to do its job, right?Not so fast, NCUA officials said. The number of credit unions may be decreasing, but those that are left generally tend to be larger and offer more services.As a result, it’s more complicated to oversee them and it’s costing the agency more money to do its job.That’s the debate that is playing out in the credit union community, following the October release of the NCUA’s proposed 2019 and 2020 budget plans. The agency held a public hearing on the budget on Oct. 17 and the document was available for comment until Oct. 24. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PREMIUMOverreaction to coronavirus will bring about negative consequences: Chinese envoy

first_imgFacebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Log in with your social account Indonesia’s relationship with China looks to take another turbulent turn after the resident Chinese envoy warned Jakarta not to “overreact” in efforts to halt the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), just shortly before officials announced a ban on livestock imports from China.Beijing has stepped up efforts to reassure countries around the world that it can control an outbreak that has spread to some two dozen countries and killed more than 420 people, amid a flurry of travel bans and other measures it may deem detrimental to the Chinese economy.Indonesia is among the few countries that may prove to be a crucial link in keeping China’s economic gears spinning, with Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qian warning on Tuesday that any overreaction would inevitably harm Indonesia’s relations with China as well as its own economy.Citing a Wor… Forgot Password ? Google Topics : Wuhan-coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-in-Indonesia China-Indonesialast_img read more

Chief Pancasila campaigner wants to replace ‘assalamu ‘alaikum’ as national greeting

first_img“We were already comfortable with ‘good morning’. But since reformasi, we have replaced it with ‘assalamu ‘alaikum’ in any place no matter if Christians or Hindus are [in the audience],” he said, referring to the reform movement following the downfall of president Soeharto.“Because when it reached a point where it had become extreme, the new way emerged on the use of greetings of different religions,” Yudian said, pointing at President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s signature greeting style.It is common practice for President Jokowi — who is Muslim — and many government officials to open their speeches with a litany of traditional religious greetings. They start with “assalamu ‘alaikum” for Muslims, “shalom” for Christians, “om swastiastu” for Hindus, “namo buddhaya” for Buddhists and “salam kebajikan” or “wei de dong tian”for Confucians.However, Yudian admitted that he personally preferred the greeting of “salam Pancasila”, which he claimed was created by Yudi Latief, an Indonesian activist and young intellectual whose writing works often raised the theme of the state ideology. Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP) head Yudian Wahyudi has drawn public controversy after saying that “assalamu ‘alaikum” could be replaced by “salam Pancasila” as a national greeting during an exclusive interview with detik.com.The academic and rector of Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta believed that “salam Pancasila” would be able to represent the greetings of all official religions recognized in Indonesia. Yudian’s choice was derived from his reflection on the relationship between Pancasila and religion.Read also: ‘Pancasila’s biggest enemy is religion’: Indonesia’s ideology chief’s comment sparks outcryIn the beginning of the interview, he lamented religious groups and those using religion as a political tool to further personal interests during the transition period from the New Order.Since the Reform Era, he said, political parties and mass organizations were allowed to adopt religious ideologies rather than Pancasila. From that point on, he said, the state ideology had been “annihilated” at the administrative level.“Therefore, religion is the biggest threat to Pancasila,” he said.In response to Yudian’s remarks, former forestry minister MS Kaban said the BPIP’s proposal to replace the greetings of Muslims had gone too far that the agency should be dissolved.usulan BPIP gantikan salam kaum muslimin sudah keterlaluan, satu kalimat bubarkan BPIP anti agama.Sejarah menunjukkan yg suka gugat agama khususnya islam itu jls2 PKI,Komunis anti agama.Tolak kehadiran BPIP.Ayo debat terbuka BPIP.Knpa BPIP bawa Pancasila musuh agama.— MS Kaban (@hmskaban) February 21, 2020“One sentence, disperse the anti-religion BPIP. History shows that those who don’t like religion, especially Islam, are clearly communists,” he wrote on his Twitter account @hmskaban on Friday.Jokowi appointed Yudian as BPIP head earlier this month in the hope that the BPIP could promote Pancasila values to society, particularly among the younger generation. Yudian succeeded Yudi Latif, who stepped down in June 2018 and was temporarily replaced by vice chairman Hariyono as acting chairman. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

PFA sees 15% business growth as pressures mount in Danish market

first_imgIn those years, increased competition and capital requirements in the pensions sector will place heavier demands on pension players’ IT service and advice offerings, he said.This pressure will, in turn, lead to increased consolidation in the industry, he predicted.Back in June, state enterprise DONG Energy switched to PFA as the pension provider for 5,000 of its employees. Another big business win came in October from environmental firm Haldor Topsøe, with a pensions deal covering 1,500 staff, according to PFA’s annual report.PFA’s group pre-tax profit was DKK306m in 2013, down from DKK860m.The difference between the years narrowed after tax, at DKK225m for 2013 against DKK392m the year before.The pension fund explained the decline in profits by saying it had not been possible to recognise the entire operational risk premium in 2013’s figures.Customer capital (KundeKapital) – the funds that PFA, as a mutually owned company, has available for customer distribution – rose DKK1.7bn, or 9%, to DKK20.7bn.Reporting investment returns, PFA said unit-linked pension products produced 9.6%, down from 12.6% in 2012.For traditional with-profits plans, however, PFA said it produced a loss of 0.9% but added that this was supplemented with returns on customer capital, bringing it up to 2.9%.PFA said a large part of traditional plan savings were invested in bonds and interest-rate hedging to back the guaranteed benefits. The return was marked by rising interest rates in 2013 and therefore falling bond prices, even though this was offset by reductions in the present value of future obligations, it said.Costs rose to DKK852 per customer in 2013 from DKK812 the year before, while solvency coverage rose to 240% from 210%. Business volumes at Denmark’s biggest commercial pension fund PFA surged last year, with pension contributions rising 15% to DKK25.6bn (€3.4bn).Releasing its 2013 annual report, the pension fund said the growth came both from existing customers as well as several new corporate clients.Group total assets under management rose by DKK48bn to DKK417bn by the end of 2013.Henrik Heideby, chief executive and head of the PFA Group, said: “We expect PFA to grow substantially in the coming years.”last_img read more