The Shed: Manhattan’s New Multi-Arts Performance Building Set To Open Spring 2019

first_imgThe Shed, as it has been bluntly named, is a new, soon-to-be-opened multi-purpose arts center located in the industrial Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan. The 200,000-square-foot modular building is scheduled for a grand opening this coming spring on April 5th, and hopes to offer New Yorkers with a wide range of entertainment and artistic-based programming for its inaugural season in 2019.The Shed’s artistic director and chief executive, Alex Poots, recently shared details on what New Yorkers and tourists can expect out of the massive new performance space in its first year. The Shed’s 2019 schedule will feature over a dozen exhibitions, performances, and lectures from both well-established and emerging artists. The new venue hopes to be more than just another music or performing arts center, as it looks to include a rich diversity of programming including theatrical productions, dance, visual art, poetry, film, classical and pop music. The building itself will feature a pair of column-free galleries, a 500-seat theater which can be subdivided into multiple spaces, rehearsal rooms, and the McCourt space which can be covered with a moveable shell. The Shed cost an impressive $475 million to build, with $75 Million coming from former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg alone. Anyone else got that kind of cash laying around? Didn’t think so.The Shed NYC – Interior Design Plans[Video: Dezeen]“We wanted this to be a building that could bring parity across pretty much all art forms,” Poots mentioned in a new report with the New York Times. “People like opportunities, not instructions.”The main headline one is presented with when visiting The Shed’s website is a mission statement reading, “Made to commission, produce, and present the full spectrum of performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture.” According to The Shed’s 2019 schedule, 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen will present the first in a series of concerts called “Soundtrack of America” for the venue’s opening day. Other scheduled events and exhibitions to take place this spring and summer include “Reich Richter Pärt,” an art installation by Gerhard Richter and music by Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt; An “Open Call” project, which presents various works from 52 emerging artists from around the city; A kung fu musical titled “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise”; And a theatrical concert performance courtesy of Björk.New Yorkers and inquiring tourists can visit The Shed’s website for more info on what to expect in its inaugural year.[H/T New York Times]last_img read more

Surprising facts about millennials and money

first_imgSome people label millennials as entitled and lazy, but when it comes to work and finances, this is hardly the case. A new Credit Karma study finds that millennials are doing a good job of managing their money and their careers.“The Credit Karma Millennial Report proves that, in spite of their negative reputation, millennials are actually much wiser with their finances than we often give them credit for,” said Bethy Hardeman, chief consumer advocate at Credit Karma. “Survey findings from all parts of the country prove millennials are following in the footsteps of generations before them: saving for the future is top-of-mind, loyalty with employers who offer fair pay is a priority, and hitting life’s traditional milestones is important to them.”Here are the results of Credit Karma’s analysis of more than 1,000 millennials. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Former NYPD Lawyer Lawrence Byrne, Long Island Native Whose Brother Was Killed by Drug Dealers, Dies at 61

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lawrence Byrne, the NYPD’s former deputy commissioner for legal matters, died on Sunday at age 61. The Long Island native had suffered a heart attack a few days earlier and died at a Manhattan hospital.Byrne’s brother, Edward, a rookie NYPD officer, was killed while on duty in 1988, and Byrne spent his life honoring his memory and shaping police policy.“We send our condolences to his family and share in their grief,” Sgt. Edward Riley, an NYPD spokesperson, said in a statement. “The Byrne family is one with a tradition of service to the NYPD, and one that has already borne the burden of the line of duty death of Larry’s brother.” Edward was killed by drug dealers at age 22. The murder made national headlines; President Ronald Reagan called to offer the family his condolences, and George H.W. Bush carried Edward’s badge during his 1988 campaign for president.Byrne testified to ensure that the four Queens men convicted in his brother’s murder remained in prison when they were up for parole. Each year on Feb. 26, the day of his brother’s death, he attended a vigil at the site of Edward’s murder in Jamaica, Queens.“Commissioner Byrne was a good friend and a fierce fighter, especially when it came to his hero brother’s memory,” the New York City Police Benevolent Association wrote in a statement. “He worked tirelessly to ensure that his brother’s killers – and all cop-killers – never escaped justice. We will carry on that fight in his name.”Byrne was the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for legal matters from 2014 to 2018, when he retired and returned to a private law practice. In those four years, he led a team of about 100 lawyers in the police department’s legal bureau and defended the NYPD on some of the most controversial cases in that time.Visitations for Lawrence Byrne are scheduled for Thursday at Chapey & Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday at St. James Church in Seaford.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

Twitter hilariously interprets Trump’s latest lies about election rigging as his concession speech

first_imgAnd even though the president tried desperately to take back the words, deleting the post and instead tweeting “RIGGED ELECTION. WE WILL WIN!” in the eyes of many Twitter users, it was too late.  xHe only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020- Advertisement – Let me say it again for the people with the cheap seats: Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths. The racist-in-chief can claim as many times as he wants that a brief election results error in one Michigan county somehow equated to millions of faulty ballots, but the simple truth is that Dominion Voting Systems, the election tech company linked to the error, didn’t trigger school closings throughout the country or send wide swaths of the American population into quarantine. The president’s mismanagement of the coronavirus did.RELATED: COVID-19 news: One-half of U.S. deaths could have been avoided; still no mask for Donald RELATED: Researchers attribute at least 700 deaths directly to Trump’s disease-ridden rallies- Advertisement – CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted: “Everything after ‘He won’ is a lie. But those first two words are accurate!” Writer Frederick Joseph tweeted: “He had me at ‘He won…’” And in answering screenwriter and former Republican David Weissman’s question asking why Trump even wants a job he doesn’t do, blogger Jeff Shuey summarized the exiting president’s time in office. “He never wanted the job. He just wanted the perks. He’s golfed over 300 days. #TrumpConceded by failing … again. He is a failed @potus He is a failed human,” Shuey tweeted.xTrump conceded to Biden.This is the morning he finally surrendered in defeat, via tweet, of course. He admitted he lost the election with two ostensibly simple words:He won. An inane retraction followed an hour later. #TrumpConceded— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) November 15, 2020Fox News commentator Jesse Watters, of the show “Watters World,” obviously begs to differ as evidenced in video Trump included with his perceived concession tweet. Apparently missing the part when Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths, Watters said something “just doesn’t feel right” about Biden being president. “Joe Biden didn’t earn it. He didn’t really even campaign. He thought he was going to lose. You could see it. He ran a losing campaign. So 10 days after the election, how’s he ahead,” Watters asked.- Advertisement – The Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Biden racks up endorsements as Sanders goes on the attack in US presidential race

first_imgTwo former presidential rivals endorsed Joe Biden on Friday in the latest sign that the Democratic establishment is coalescing around the former vice president to stop the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who ratcheted up attacks on his rival ahead of crucial contests next week.Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and John Delaney, a former Maryland congressman – both onetime 2020 candidates – backed Biden, as did a slew of other Democratic officials in states soon to hold nominating contests.Sanders, who is desperate to regain some momentum after Biden’s strong ‘Super Tuesday’ showing this week, launched a full-throated attack on his rival, assailing Biden over his record on trade, abortion, gay rights and Social Security. Topics : At a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, Sanders dug deep into Biden’s 40-year record. He criticized Biden for having opposed the rights of gay people to serve in the US military and for voting against federal funding for abortions, stances the former vice president has since rejected.”I was there on the right side of history, and my friend Joe Biden was not,” Sanders said.Sanders also lambasted Biden for supporting trade deals he said had been “a disaster for Michigan” and accused Biden of trying in the past to cut Social Security, the government-run pension and disability program.Biden, who denies ever advocating cuts to Social Security, snapped back in a tweet on Friday: “Get real, Bernie. The only person who’s going to cut Social Security if he’s elected is Donald Trump. Maybe you should spend your time attacking him.”The exchange reflects mounting tension between the two White House hopefuls. The race became a tight two-way contest after US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended their White House bids after disappointing showings in the Super Tuesday primaries.Sanders, 78, said he would support Biden, 77, if he becomes the Democratic nominee but insisted that only he, not Biden, could “energize the American people” enough to beat Trump.Warren’s exit meant that what had been hailed as the most diverse field of candidates in US history narrowed to a race for the nomination between two white, septuagenarian men. Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii with virtually no chance of winning, is the only other remaining Democratic candidate.On Friday, the Democratic National Committee, which oversees the party’s presidential debates, released new qualifying thresholds for the next debate in Arizona on Mar. 15. Candidates will need at least 20% of delegates awarded so far, essentially excluding Gabbard, who has won less than 1 percent.Biden’s Super Tuesday turnaround benefited as the Democratic Party establishment began mobilizing this week to try and stop Sanders, a democratic socialist. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and US Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden.The former vice president said at a private campaign event on Friday that his campaign had raised about $22 million over five days.Biden also received endorsements on Friday in other states with upcoming primary contests, including from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in Washington state, and Ruben Gallego, an Arizona congressman.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois are expected to soon announce endorsements of Biden, according to a source familiar with the matter. Illinois and Arizona vote on March 17, along with Florida and Ohio.center_img The pair contest six Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday, including the big prize of Michigan, with 125 of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination at stake.Sanders, a US senator from Vermont who was until recently the front-runner in the party’s race to face Republican President Donald Trump in November, now trails in delegates. A big win for Biden in Michigan would deliver another major blow to Sanders’ hopes of becoming the nominee.Ahead of Michigan’s primary, the state’s lieutenant governor, Garlin Gilchrist II, backed Biden, as did part of the state’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and former US Senator Carl Levin.Four other states will hold primary elections on Tuesday: Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington state. North Dakota will hold caucuses.last_img read more

Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jul 2019 11:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Wilfried Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have raised their bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha by offering £65million plus Reiss Nelson on loan.The Gunners have been frustrated in their pursuit of the Ivory Coast winger and have had two bids rejected by the Eagles.Palace have already made £55m from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s move to Manchester United and are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha, who they value at £90m.Arsenal had offered the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny and Calum Chambers in previous discussions with Palace but the Independent claim they’ve now offered highly-rated youngster Nelson.ADVERTISEMENT Nelson has been offered on loan (Picture: Getty)Nelson thrived last season on loan at Hoffenheim and had been expected to form part of Arsenal’s first team squad this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims Arsenal’s new bid is around £55m up front, as well as £10m further in add-ons.Palace are understood to have rejected the proposal as they want a far larger fee for Zaha and they also want any player coming the other way to move permanently.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are willing to let Jenkinson move to south London permanently and Palace remain keen on the £5m-rated full-back.Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal and is a boyhood Gunner.The forward informed Palace of his desire to leave at the end of last season and he’s frustrated by the club’s valuation of him.MORE: James Milner slams Joris Gnagnon for ‘disgraceful’ challenge on Liverpool youngster Yasser Laroucilast_img read more

Grupos de defensa celebran los fondos asignados por el Gobernador Wolf a la discapacidad intelectual/autismo

first_imgGrupos de defensa celebran los fondos asignados por el Gobernador Wolf a la discapacidad intelectual/autismo June 16, 2020 Español,  Press Release,  Round-Up El anuncio del Gobernador Tom Wolf sobre la distribución de $260 millones en fondos de la Ley CARES a los proveedores de servicios que brindan apoyo a los residentes de Pennsylvania con discapacidades intelectuales y autismo fue recibido con elogios por los grupos de defensa.“Saldremos de la crisis de COVID-19 más fuertes si continuamos cuidándonos mutuamente, y eso incluye a los residentes de Pennsylvania vulnerables”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estos fondos ayudarán a garantizar que los residentes de Pennsylvania con discapacidad intelectual o autismo reciban la atención de alta calidad que merecen, incluso en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19. También apoyará a los trabajadores de Pennsylvania que han dedicado sus vidas a cuidar a estas personas y a llevar tranquilidad a las familias de estas personas”.Richard Edley, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de la Asociación de Proveedores de Rehabilitación y Comunidad (RCPA, por sus siglas en inglés):“En estos tiempos, esta administración ha demostrado tener la flexibilidad necesaria tanto en la administración de políticas como en el apoyo financiero, y eso realmente ha hecho un mundo de diferencia para los proveedores y las familias. Estos fondos adicionales son absolutamente cruciales porque los retos que enfrentan estos organismos no desaparecerán simplemente cuando termine la pandemia”.Cherie Brummans, Directora Ejecutiva, Alianza de Proveedores de Servicios Comunitarios:“La Alianza de Proveedores de Servicios Comunitarios apoya y aprecia la asignación de fondos de la Ley CARES, ya que este alivio es crucialmente importante para mantener los servicios que se brindan a algunos de los ciudadanos más vulnerables de Pennsylvania”.Sherri Landis, Directora Ejecutiva, The Arc of Pennsylvania:“The Arc of Pennsylvania agradece al Gobernador Wolf y a la Secretaria Miller por su liderazgo en la asignación de fondos de la ley CARES para que las personas con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo continúen recibiendo el apoyo y los servicios que necesitan para vivir y desarrollarse en la comunidad. Los $260 millones de dólares son un salvavidas para las más de 50,000 personas con I/DD y sus familias que viven en la comunidad y reciben servicios y apoyos basados en la comunidad. Desde el brote de COVID-19, el sistema basado en la comunidad ha brindado incansablemente los servicios de soporte vital a las personas en sus comunidades”.Mark Davis, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Defensa y recursos de Pennsylvania para el autismo y la discapacidad intelectual (PAR, por sus siglas en inglés):“El Gobernador y los legisladores en ambas cámaras han mejorado la vida de decenas de miles de las personas más vulnerables de nuestro estado, al igual que los Profesionales de Apoyo Directo (DSP, por sus siglas en inglés) que brindan la atención vital a las personas con ID/A. Nuestros miembros y las familias a las que sirven están enormemente agradecidos.Patrick DeMico, Director Ejecutivo, The Provider Alliance:“Hoy nuestros miembros están siendo notificados sobre estos fondos esenciales. Estamos extremadamente agradecidos con el estado por reconocer los incansables esfuerzos de quienes apoyan a las personas con discapacidad intelectual y autismo. Todos han enfrentado retos y dificultades para mantener los servicios para brindar la atención y el apoyo necesarios durante la pandemia. Nuestro agradecimiento a todos los que han luchado con nosotros y a nuestros socios en el gobierno por obtener su apoyo y comprensión de las complejidades y retos que enfrentan las personas con discapacidades. Agradecemos y aplaudimos al Gobernador Wolf, al liderazgo del DHS y a nuestros legisladores por su apoyo y sus medidas en nuestro nombre”.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law – Reason #10 – Andrea and Adrian

first_imgIf you’re a parent and don’t think the anti-smacking law is relevant to you, think again! One of the concerns around the debate over the anti-smacking law was that children would use this against their parents and tell the authorities that they were being smacked. Surely the police and the social workers could tell the difference between fact or fiction. But in this harrowing case, the testimony of an 11 year old who was going through a hard time at school at the time was accepted as fact, but the many character references of these great parents were ignored, even to the point of encouraging the woman to leave her ‘abusive’ husband!This is the story CYF refused to respond to when we asked them to answer the serious concerns raised. How could the authorities get it so wrong?           “Be careful. Be aware. Don’t think that it’s not going to happen to you.” Andrea (Mother)This fourth short clip is this week’s example of “10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law.” It’s the evidence that politicians and the media don’t want you to see. It’s the evidence John Key asked for – but won’t watch. So take a couple of minutes to watch and judge for yourself.    click on image (above) to viewTo see ALL the evidence, go to our updated and new look website . You can view the full documentaries “Mum on a Mission” (2014) and “My Mummy’s A Criminal” (2011).It’s time we held the politicians to account on a failed law which is doing more harm than good. It’s time the politicians listened to YOU!WHERE DO THE POLITICAL PARTIES STAND?last_img read more

Chicken Pizza with a Kick

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Chicken Pizza with a Kick by: – November 30, 2011 Share Share 53 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Watching fat and calories? This pizza’s a must. With refrigerated pizza dough for the crust and picante for the sauce, this veggie and chicken version is full of flavor without the guilt.Ingredients:12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips2 teaspoons cooking oil1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into thin strips1/2 medium red onion, thinly slicedNonstick cooking spray1 10 ounce package refrigerated pizza dough1/2 cup bottled mild picante sauce or taco sauce1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)Directions:1. In a large nonstick skillet cook chicken strips in hot oil over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Add sweet pepper and onion to skillet; cook about 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from skillet; set aside.2. Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll pizza dough into pan; press with fingers to form a 12×8-inch rectangle. Pinch edges of dough to form crust.3. Spread crust with picante sauce. Top with chicken and vegetables; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 13 to 18 minutes or until crust is brown and cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.Nutrition Facts (Chicken Pizza with a Kick)Servings Per Recipe 6, Calories 305, Protein (gm) 21, Carbohydrate (gm) 34, Fat, total (gm) 9, Cholesterol (mg) 43, Saturated fat (gm) 3, Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 2, Sodium (mg) 527, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Lean Meat () 2, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietBetter Homes and Gardens Recipes Sharelast_img read more

Edward Registe has called upon young people to embrace opportunities available to them

first_imgLocalNews Edward Registe has called upon young people to embrace opportunities available to them by: – July 22, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! In photo: Mr. Edward Registe.Edward Registe, member of the Grand Bay Village Council and former president of the National Youth Council (NYC), has admonished young people that they are leaders of the present and not of tomorrow.“It is often said that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, it is often said that young people are the leaders of today but I want to suggest that you are simply leaders of the present, because you are never sure when you are being called upon or when you are being thrust into leadership” he said.Registe who was at the time addressing the 15th meeting of the NYC’s General Assembly says young people need to understand their role as leaders.“Leadership does not necessarily mean being in Government or at the head of some policy making committee, leadership means whom you are, you can lead at your home, in your community, and in your country. You can lead the world, but it is important that young people understand their role in leadership.”Registe urged the forum to ensure that their theme “Embracing the Opportunity of Youth Development and Leadership” is embedded in their minds and that they embrace the many opportunities made available to them.“You know the opportunities that are available to you, many of which were not available to us when we were young. And the question is, are you embracing the opportunities that are available to you? Are you even interested in embracing the opportunities available to you?  And we don’t have to outline them, but we know a few of them that come to mind; scholarships readily available, health care and other programs even opportunities for income generation with the Youth Business Trust and others and we know them. The question is how prepared are you to embrace these opportunities? And what can you do to embrace those opportunities that are available to young people?” he said.He charged the National Youth Council to ensure that they make our youth more opportunity ready within our society.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img 33 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more