Sting & Jimmy Fallon Talk The Last Ship; Cast Performs

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 Related Shows The Last Ship View Comments Rock star-turned Broadway composer Sting visited The Tonight Show on October 16 to discuss the five-year journey of getting his show The Last Ship to the Great White Way. Jimmy Fallon let his inner theater freak shine through as he gushed over the powerhouse team involved, including director Joe Mantello and choreographer Steven Hoggett. Sting says he “felt in safe hands” with them, as they were confident enough to tell a rock legend what would and wouldn’t work on stage. Then, after Fallon and Sting sang a snippet of “Soliloquy” from Carousel (because why not), Rachel Tucker and the cast of The Last Ship performed the number “If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor.” Grab a pint (it’s five o’clock somewhere) and check out the clips below!last_img read more

Paraguayan Senate Gives New President Greater Authority to Deploy Troops

first_imgBy Dialogo September 13, 2013 Horacio Cartes, Paraguay newly inaugurated president, entered office Aug. 15 promising to weaken a leftist rebel group known as the Paraguayan Peoples Army [Ejército del Pueblo Paraguayo, or EPP]. One week into his mandate, Cartes began fulfilling that promise. On Aug. 22, Paraguay’s Senate modified National Defense Law 1337, granting the president wider powers to deploy troops in a public security role in case of “threats or acts of violence against the legally constituted authorities.” The law effectively gives Cartes leeway “to deal with any form of internal and external aggression that endangers the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country.” That includes using the armed forces in a policing role without the need to declare a state of emergency. Prior to that, congressional approval had been required for such a deployment. The Senate approved the amendment with 29 votes in favor, 11 against and five absentions. The ruling Colorado Party — which has largely dominated Paraguayan politics for decades — supported the modification, as did the largest opposition party Authentic Radical Liberation Party [Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico] and the National Union of Ethical Citizens [Unión Nacional de Ciudadanos Éticos]. Amendment’s passage follows EPP attack in Tacuatí The reform to Law 1337 came four days after EPP militants killed five people, including one police officer, and set several vehicles on fire at a farm in Tacuatí, in the department of San Pedro, about 400 kilometers north of Asunción. Interior Minister Fernando de Vargas said the uptick in attacks in the days after Cartes took office was in response to the warning he gave to the EPP in his inauguration address. “This is a challenge to the government of Cartes, but we must not make the mistake of simply reacting,” de Vargas said in an Aug. 19 interview with Paraguay’s 780 AM radio news. He said the EPP “wanted to create chaos and anarchy against the government’s strong will to end organized crime and terrorism.” De Vargas framed the decision to use the armed forces to confront the EPP as a necessity in light of the limited capacity of Paraguay’s national police. “It’s clear that the police cannot do it alone,” Vargas said in an Aug. 23 press conference at National Police Headquarters in Asunción. “We have some regions with a very small police presence and the costs of having police in these areas is very high.” SENAD: Guerrillas protect drug traffickers from Peru, Bolivia De Vargas said the government believed the use of the armed forces could provide “a definitive solution to eliminating all types of crime in the country.” The amendment could indicate a shifting of the mission of Paraguay’s armed forces — which have not been involved in an international conflict since 1870 — to a more active role in internal security. The Cartes government did not waste time in using its newly delegated powers. On Aug. 24, it sent soldiers to Amambay, Concepción and San Pedro, the three departments where EPP activity has been highest. Armed forces chief Miguel Christ said 400 soldiers had been initially deployed to these three departments, including 60 members of the army’s special forces. The Paraguayan government estimates that the EPP — an outfit inspired by Marxist-Leninist ideas — numbers only 50 to 60 full-time fighters. Facing a government that is, at least publicly, more focused on its elimination than its predecessors, the EPP appears to be adapting as well. In late August, investigators from the country’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat [Secretaría Nacional Antidrogas, or SENAD] revealed that EPP guerrillas were giving protection to drug traffickers moving cocaine from Peru and Bolivia in exchange for weapons.last_img read more

5 Things to Expect from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Since December, the Colbert Nation yearned for more of witty TV personality Stephen Colbert after he ended his satirical Colbert Report on Comedy Central.Replacing retiree David Letterman, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert raises a lot of questions. What will the humor be like? What will happen to “Stephen Colbert?” Who is Stephen Colbert?While viewers anxiously anticipate the debut, here are five features to expect Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.Office SpaceEver notice how most talk shows position their desks on the right side of the screen? Colbert’s desk will be on the left. Those opening images and backdrops of a window-lit city at night? How about a sunny cityscape instead? Colbert is making his modernized mark on classic programming.Long-time fans will recognize the Captain America shield and bookshelf from The Colbert Report set. There will also be a sign that purposely reads “The Late Show with,” which hangs over where Stephen Colbert will stand each episode.New Orleans SoulPaul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra will be replaced by New Orleans band Stay Human. Sprinkled with hints of jazz, soul and R&B, bandleader John Batiste describes their musical philosophy as “social music,” catchy beats that welcome a sense of community like “drum circles in Africa.”Stay Human appeared on The Colbert Report several times and obviously made an impression, enough that when Colbert first approached the band, he tossed the interview cards aside. The rest is history.Diverse InterviewsOriginally filled with wisecracking and sometimes intentionally awkward questions, Colbert is no stranger to interviews. In early July, The Late Show’s Youtube channel released a 40-minute video where Colbert annexed a Michigan public access show called Only in Monroe. Questioning the show’s typical hosts as well as Michigan native and infamous rapper Eminem, the structure and style of the interviews shined a possible light on what to expect on Sept. 8.Actor George Clooney and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will be the first guests – or victim, if you’re Jeb Bush – on the show. Hollywood talent like George Clooney was a given, but politics was an uncertainty. After a brief Twitter squabble with Jeb Bush as well as mocking Donald Trump’s presidential announcement back in June, it’s clear Colbert isn’t stepping too far away from his political background, and he’s sure as hell not letting up on his Republican “pals.”Guests later this week include the uproarious Amy Schumer, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and musical talent like Kendrick Lamar and Willie Nelson.Mixed AudienceIn age, we mean. Contrary to the image above, alongside its partner-in-politics The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report always suffered criticism of statistically appealing to a biased demographic majority: progressive, liberal youth. CBS hopes to blend the Colbert Nation with new audiences from all backgrounds. With so many differing opinions and perspectives on one tiny set, let’s hope no one mentions the forbidden dinner-table topics!The Man Behind the MaskThis is without a doubt the biggest buzz surrounding the show. On The Colbert Report, viewers glimpsed an Irish Catholic Bill O’Reilly-wannabe and Tolkienist – a hardcore fan of fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. But Colbert emphasized that his ultra-conservative alter ego is a relic of the past, as most conservatives are (badum-tish).While comedy is a given, the over-the-top idiocy will tone down to what audience previewers described as “genuine.” The question then becomes, when the real Stephen Colbert stands up, will he outperform the beloved Comedy Central character?With all the hype and press surrounding the premiere and likely carrying over into the following morning’s headlines, there is no doubt Stephen Colbert’s long-awaited opening night will be Tuesday night’s show of interest. Stay tuned!last_img read more

Where is The Best Healthy Eatery on Long Island?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Beach season is coming, so Long Islanders are hitting the gym and eating right to shed those holiday pounds, but finding the ideal local healthy eatery can be tough.Here to help, the public voted Trader Joe’s the Best Health Food Store on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition and Panera Bread won Best Healthy Eatery on Long Island in that contest. Tula’s Kitchen and Wild Side Organic Bistro & Bar tied for Best Organic Eatery on Long Island this year.Long Islanders know that Trader Joe’s is the place to shop for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The nationwide supermarket chain with seven Long Island locations is your home for affordable groceries, meat, and produce. Read the label on a Trader Joe’s product and you’ll find wholesome ingredients that you’ll feel comfortable serving to your family.With its famed wood-paneled stores and staff in Hawaiian shirts, Trader Joe’s is a fun place to shop. It’s no wonder that Long Islanders who aim to eat healthy visit Trader Joe’s, which also features plenty of products for kosher or vegan diets.At Panera Bread, the list of healthy, yet delightful, dishes at is endless, from the roasted beet, quinoa and citrus salad, seasonal greens salad, tomato mozzarella flatbread, to the Thai garden chicken wonton bowl. They even offer vegan and gluten-conscious items, proving that it is the perfect eatery for anyone who is looking to have a nutritious meal, without sacrificing taste. Whether you order to stay or go, Panera Bread is the ultimate place to visit for quality food made with a lot of love!Wild Side Organic Bistro & Bar prides itself in providing its customers with organic, 100 percent non-GMO food. From local organic produce and organic lamb and chicken to grass-fed beef and organic rice, Wild Side Organic Bistro & Bar is helping make Long Islanders a little bit healthier. Plus, they also have vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free items on their menu. Some delicious options include coconut lentil stew, kale and black bean burger, and marinara pizza—just to name a few!And Tula’s Kitchen believes not only in living to eat, but also eating to live. They’ve recently expanded and renovated with a new French chic space and a handcrafted Old-World bar. All of their offerings are prepared with organic and natural ingredients, whenever possible, to ensure all guests are eating well and fresh. Tula’s Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.To find all the other 2017 Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Winners of the 2018 contest will be announced in February. Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.Trader Joe’s, multiple locations, traderjoes.comPanera Bread, multiple locations, panerabread.comTula’s Kitchen, 41 East Main St., Bay Shore, 631-539-7183, tulakitchen.comWild Side Organic Bistro & Bar, 1551 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, 631-791-1800, wildsidebistro.comlast_img read more

Reduce workplace absenteeism in six steps

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Not only does absenteeism affect your bottom line, it increases everyone’s workload leading to poor quality output and a sour atmosphere all round, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA).Absences occur for many reasons—burnout, stress, bullying, low morale, job hunting, etc. Whatever form absenteeism takes, it’s bad for business.But are six ways to resolve persistent absenteeism from the SBA:1. Identify the root causeYour goal is to understand what’s happening and try to solve the issue.For example, if stress is a factor you may need to discuss strategies that can help, such as shifting workloads, reducing responsibilities, etc. continue reading »last_img read more

Hostel 4 You bought Zadar Hotel Iž

first_imgThe value of the property is HRK 11,5 million, and regardless of the previous experience of the owner in the hostel business, Hotel Iž will retain its primary hotel function. The Minister of State Property Goran Marić and the Director of the company Hostel 4 You Anthony Ninčević signed on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Ministry of State Property a Contract on the sale of the former military single Hotel Iž. Hostel4You in Zadar “I am pleased that today we signed a contract for Hotel Iž, which, I am sure, will complement the economic vision and tourism development of Zadar. This investment will mean a new impetus for Zadar County, new jobs. And nothing can replace the fact of bringing back to life something that was set apart from life”, Said Minister Marić during the signing of the contract. The director of Hostel 4 You, Anthony Nincevic, pointed out that the former hotel will remain a hotel, but will be decorated and equipped in the four-star category. “We want to renovate the hotel and put it into operation as soon as possible. “, Ninčević emphasized and added that the total investment of Hotel Iž (purchase / renovation) will be around 35 to 40 million kuna.center_img Hotel Iž is spread over 6 floors and consists of 97 single rooms, 6 rooms for maids, 2 suites, 16 double rooms, hall and reception, bar and space for leisure and recreation, restaurants with kitchen and utility rooms for preparation and storage of groceries and laundry, utility space with storage and heating station, total floor area of ​​4399,53 m2 and the total useful value of 4525,96 m2. Hostel 4 You je moderni hostel, otvoren 2016. godine u Zadru, uz hostelski smještaj nudi i privatne hotelske sobe tj. ukupno 99 kreveta u kategoriji četiri zvjezdice hostela.last_img read more

Millennium bug blamed for losses

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Health center in Jayapura continues operation despite being understaffed

first_imgNorth Jayapura Community Health Center (Puskesmas) in Jayapura, Papua, has reopened its doors to provide medical services for the public despite being understaffed since a number of health workers contracted the coronavirus.Jayapura Health Agency Head Ni Nyoman Sri Antari said 17 medical workers from the Puskesmas were currently in isolation after they tested positive for COVID-19. “Earlier we found out that one person from the Puskesmas tested positive. We conducted swab tests for the rest of the staff and found 16 more positive cases,” Ni Nyoman said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.She said the Puskesmas was previously closed for three days due to building renovation. As of Tuesday, it has been reopened to the public albeit for limited operational hours since there are only a few available workers.The Puskesmas has 48 health workers in total, but it now only has 31 workers available for duties after 16 medical workers were put into quarantine and one worker was hospitalized in Marthen Indey Hospital in Jayapura.Ni Nyoman went on to say that the Puskesmas was important for the community since people from five subdistricts in North Jayapura area relied heavily on it.“We only open from the morning until the afternoon and continue providing services through an online platform afterward,” she said without specifying the operational hours.As of Monday, Jayapura had recorded 2,118 COVID-19 infections, with 1,886 recoveries and 27 deaths. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Giggs hails ‘fantastic’ Van Gaal

first_img But Giggs had nothing but warm words for Van Gaal when asked about his potential successor on Friday morning. “He has a brilliant reputation,” the United interim boss said. “He is a successful manager in different countries. Obviously he has taken Holland to the World Cup. He has a fantastic pedigree.” What role Giggs plays under Van Gaal remains to be seen. A number of options remain open for Giggs, who started his four-match spell in charge with a 4-0 win over Norwich last weekend. Giggs could coach under Van Gaal, he could play for the Dutchman or he may depart for pastures new after 24 years at Old Trafford. The midfielder says he will not decide his future until the end of the season. “My concentration is on the remaining three games and then I will see what happens at the end of the season,” Giggs said. “I have got to decide if I want to play or not, so there is no point thinking if I want to be an assistant or if I want to be a manager somewhere else. Ryan Giggs has given a glowing assessment of the man who is likely to pip him to his dream job. “There are so many things to think about, but that’s in the future. “I honestly don’t know (what I will do).” When the 75,000 fans inside Old Trafford stood to applaud Giggs as he strolled down the touchline in his club suit last Saturday, it was like a scene out of a Hollywood film. If Giggs is to say goodbye to United this summer, there are only two more chances for him to run out on to the pitch at Old Trafford. Giggs hinted that he will not ditch his suit and slip on the United kit for Saturday’s match against Sunderland and there is a possibility that he will not turn out in the final home match of the season against Hull three days later. He said: “As footballers, we are pretty superstitious so (I will keep) my suit on (for the Sunderland game), unless I am playing, of course!” “I am still training and doing bits and pieces so I am still in the frame for playing the remaining games or being involved. “My main priority is winning the games. Does me playing give us the best chance? We will see. “I might not get back in the team.” Not even the prospect of scoring in his 21st consecutive Premier League season would affect Giggs’ judgement on the matter. “It would be nice (to score) but I am not too bothered about that,” Giggs said. Although he is not likely to be at the helm next year, Giggs has held discussions with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward regarding future plans for the club. The pair have discussed United’s summer tour of the United States, the possibility of Europa League qualification, and the futures of the squad members who are out of contract. Nemanja Vidic has already confirmed he will leave for Inter Milan, but Giggs has been pressing for United to offer new deals to experienced defenders Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra. “I do believe they still have a part to play (next year),” Giggs said. “Both their contracts are up but they have both given massive service to the club. “They are both fit and they both looked good last week. I don’t see why not. “Decisions on a lot of players were made four or five weeks ago. It is just a couple that are a bit up in the air. I have just given my point of view, then we will make a decision. “The decision will be down to everyone – Rio, Patrice, Ed and whoever is the manager next year. “It is a group discussion but I still think they have a lot to offer. They have been great players and they remain assets to a club like Manchester United.” After such a disastrous season under David Moyes, who left the club in seventh, Giggs concedes the club need to make new additions to the squad in the summer. “It has not been a great season this year. It is important we get the right players in and we improve on this season,” he said. Giggs will consider resting Wayne Rooney for Saturday’s visit of Sunderland as the striker is struggling with a combination of a groin injury and illness. That could open the door for fit-again Robin van Persie, who has been out for over six weeks with a knee problem. There is growing support inside the dressing room and from the club’s vast fan base for Giggs to be handed the Manchester United job on a full-time basis. However, United are set to appoint Louis van Gaal instead as the Holland coach has far more experience than the Welshman, who is yet to complete his UEFA Pro Licence exams. Press Associationlast_img read more