Photos! See Frankie J. Grande Hit You With His Best Shot in Rock of Ages

first_img Rock of Ages Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows View Comments Social media maven Frankie J. Grande is back on Broadway in Rock of Ages, and we’ve got a first look at the star in action! Grande plays German real-estate developer Franz (who has a secret dream of opening a candy store) in the hit ‘80s jukebox musical, and judging by these exclusive photos, the Big Brother star feels right at home in his new acid-wash jeans. Check out these photos of Grande channelling his inner rock star, then see him in Rock of Ages at the Helen Hayes Theatre through January 18, 2015!last_img

2016 Feeding Farmers – Bruce Farms, Licking County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net crew on Friday packed up and headed east of Columbus to Bruce Farms, outside of Granville, the winners of the first edition of Feeding Farmers 2016, thanks to AgriGold.Tom Bruce and his brother Larry head up the corn and soybean operation, which also boasts a few brood cows and club calves. Tom says they got in all of their corn in around the 23rd of May, followed shortly by the finish of soybeans a couple days later. The operation is in a 50/50 rotation of beans and corn, boasting a strict no-till regimen for the past 30 years.He also commented on the unique weather this year and the short spring that led to warm temperatures recently, adding that he many of his fields could use a rain to give the crops a boost.The visit to Bruce Farms was the first of four outings this spring for the crew of the Ohio Ag Net. If you’d like to sign up for a chance to have lunch brought to your place and Dale Minyo broadcast middays from there, visit AgriGoldOhio.com.AUDIO: Tom Bruce visits with Dale about the 2016 planting season in his area.Tom BruceAUDIO: AgriGold’s John Brien tells Dale about his concerns about the early planted corn in residue.John Brien our corn croplast_img read more

The Wait for National Code Will Likely Get Longer

first_imgPolitics is such a slippery business it would be foolhardy to count on the American Clean Energy and Security Act – more commonly known as the Waxman-Markey bill, or H.R. 2454 – finding its way into law in anything other than diminished form. By the time it was approved by the House in June, a key mandate of the legislation was weakened to require a 17% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (the original target was 20%) and 83% by 2050 from 2005 levels through a cap-and-trade system.More pertinent to the homebuilding industry, though, is Section 201 of the 1,200-page bill, which establishes a policy and schedule for the development and nationwide implementation of improved building energy codes. The provision gives code bodies, states, and localities a timetable for proposing and adopting residential and commercial codes on their own that meet or exceed the minimum requirements identified in the bill. The bill also gives the Department of Energy the power to enforce federal code in states that fail to comply. The states would have a year to develop their own codes and two years to demonstrate compliance.National code targetsAs the energy-efficiency advocacy group Alliance to Save Energy points out, Waxman-Markey, as passed by the House, would require the DOE to establish codes that achieve 30% savings within one year of enactment, 50% savings by the end of 2014 for homes and 2015 for commercial buildings, and an additional 5% savings every three years until 2030. DOE would also be required to give technical and financial assistance to the International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers to develop the codes, but would step in if the independent organizations did not meet the targets.Committees in the Senate are now working on versions of climate-change legislation that likely will hew even more to the interests of the utilities and industry groups – which include the National Association of Home Builders – that oppose H.R. 2454 and its substitute amendment, H.R. 2998. Given Capitol Hill’s current focus on health care reform, however, it’s unlikely any of the Senate measures, much less a bill hammered out by the Senate and House, will be brought to a vote anytime soon.As a recent analysis by corporate consultancy Gerson Lehrman Group points out, further action on climate-change legislation could easily get pushed into 2010, although those who oppose the Waxman-Markey bill should by no means consider the battle won.Sources of confusionOne byproduct of the debate about H.R. 2454 has been misinformation about its provisions for energy efficiency in homes. The Daily Green, a consumer-oriented site for green products and policies, asked FactCheck.org, a nonpartisan nonprofit project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, to address claims that the bill would require energy audits of all new and existing residential and commercial structures that go up for sale.For example, the House Minority Leader, John Boehner of Ohio, says On his website that should the bill become law, “your home will be subjected to a new energy rating assessment and energy labeling program that will penalize you for older windows, original fixtures, and dated appliances.”FactCheck points out that there is no such provision in the bill. The group does note, however, that, in its original form, the bill would have authorized the DOE to create a building energy labeling program to “enable and encourage knowledge about building energy performance by owners and occupants and to inform efforts to reduce energy consumption nationwide.” The National Association of Realtors objected to the program, saying it would unfairly devalue older homes. NAR collaborated on a reworking of that provision, which now says a state “shall seek to ensure that labeled information be made accessible to the public in a manner so that owners, lenders, tenants, occupants, or other relevant parties can utilize it.”In his June 29 broadcast, radio host Rush Limbaugh went a bit beyond Boehner’s claims about audit requirements to say that “when you sell your house, environmental experts have to come in and do a survey to find out if you’ve got leaky windows, if all the environmental systems are correct, if you have relatively new appliances, and until you modernize in the way they say, you can’t sell – that’s in the bill.”FactCheck notes that the bill contains no point-of-sale upgrade requirement. The legislation does, however, provide funding for states “to offer financial incentives, such as loans or grants, for property owners to voluntarily decide to improve energy efficiency.” Since taxpayer money would support such a program, the state would have to verify that all upgrades were made according to program guidelines.It remains to be seen whether the building code provisions will attract quite the same level of politically charged attention. Seems unlikely. But the provisions are nonetheless under scrutiny, and it could be a while before we know their fate.last_img read more

Blackwater junks KIA

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Read Next Profitable, yes; never again, please! Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC But the old reliables were there for Isaac, with import Henry Walker shooting 25 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and issuing seven assists in just over 36 minutes as Isaac found the luxury of giving the NBA veteran some rest with the lopsided outcome.JP Erram had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Mike DiGregorio started out at the point to finish with 16 after making all of his five attempts from beyond trifectaville.KIA, meanwhile, all but bowed out after taking its eighth straight loss even after parading a new import in Geron Marquis Johnson, who scored 28 points but had nine of the Picanto’s 19 turnovers.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer parades new import Terik Bridgeman against slumping Alaska in a Petron Saturday Special Game at 5 p.m. at AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center in Angeles City. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Elite established franchise marks in points scored in a quarter, 40 to open up against the Picanto, and 70 in a half, for a 39-point lead going into the third as Blackwater rebounded from a 117-96 loss to TNT KaTropa to rise to a level 4-4 card and stay in the playoff hunt.“We are very positive of our playoff chances,” Isaac said. “We will face whatever challenges are in front of us in our last three games. The team is ready.”Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo, Blackwater’s new acquisitions from Barangay Ginebra in a trade completed on Thursday, did not see action yet.Isaac said that he asked Ellis and Marcelo to report for practice on Monday and the duo, who enjoyed respectable playing time while with defending champion Barangay Ginebra, will have to earn their minutes with the team.Ellis and Marcelo will have some form of motivation with the Elite’s next game slated against the Gin Kings on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief ANTIPOLO—Coach Leo Isaac was looking for a bounce-back from his Blackwater crew and got something he didn’t really expect.Two days after losing horribly, and a day after making a blockbuster trade, the Elite flaunted their best form yet and dealt KIA Picanto an ugly beating, 118-97, Friday night that enhanced their playoff chances in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT “I expected a bounce-back, but not like this. I am mildly surprised,” Isaac said after the rout. “While reviewing the tape [of our last game], I noticed that we lacked the energy and I asked the players to play with energy tonight.“I got that from them from both ends of the floor,” he went on. “I told them after the game that if we play with the same kind of energy, who knows how far that will take us in our last three games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGlobalPort snapped TNT KaTropa’s two-game winning streak with a 119-112 victory later in the night, climbing to a level 3-3 card in the process.Stanley Pringle scored 30 points and had eight rebounds and import Murphey Holloway had 24 and 17 as the Batang Pier dealt the Texters their third loss in seven games. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

A Man Known As The “Buckeye Bandit” Is Allegedly Robbing Banks In The Columbus, Ohio Area

first_img"Buckeye bandit" robs Columbus-area bank.Friday, the FBI and local police in Columbus, Ohio, released photos and sketches of a man they claim is a suspect in up to 20 bank robberies in the central Ohio area. How does this relate to college sports, you ask? The man is wearing Ohio State gear in every photo, and he’s been dubbed the “Buckeye Bandit” by the authorities and the media. The robberies go back all the way to 2013.Here are some photos, via ABC 6. Busted Coverage brought the topic to our attention.FBI Seeks Help Finding ‘Buckeye Bandit’ Serial Bank Robber – http://t.co/d2kT4Y5XGg pic.twitter.com/C06HUOdJkc— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) March 20, 2015FBI hunting for ‘Buckeye Bandit’ Ohio State fan who won’t stop robbing banks http://t.co/XucAtdRzbL pic.twitter.com/qAwedEVJIJ— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) March 20, 2015In all seriousness, let’s hope the suspect is caught soon and brought to justice.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Is Rooting For Ohio State This Saturday

first_imgJim Harbaugh talks about Rutgers trash talk during halftime of their game during a press conference.jim harbaugh rutgers trash talkGiven Michigan’s last-second loss to Michigan State earlier this year, the Wolverines will need to finish with fewer losses in-conference than the Spartans to claim the Big Ten East crown. That means that for Michigan to have a shot, Michigan State needs to lose either at Ohio State this Saturday or at home against Penn State in two weeks. UM head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked earlier this week if he’ll be rooting for the Buckeyes against the Spartans on Saturday. He basically ignored the question. Thursday morning, he was asked again, this time on Detroit radio show Stoney & Bill. This time around, he made it clear that he’d be rooting for whatever is “best” for Michigan – which, clearly, means he’s rooting for his program’s arch-rival.Harbaugh asked if Bo Schembechler would root for Ohio State or Michigan State on Saturday: “He’d root what’s best for Michigan.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 19, 2015Harbaugh on @StoneyandBill about OSU : “What’s best for Michigan” is what he wants— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 19, 2015Harbaugh scolds @stoney16 for saying he can’t root for OSU because of hate: “why would you associate the word hate with collegiate sports?!”— angelique (@chengelis) November 19, 2015Harbaugh won’t say ‘go Bucks” on @StoneyandBill :” What’s best for Michigan. I’d say it but I won’t because you’re telling me to say it.”— angelique (@chengelis) November 19, 2015Harbaugh: “What’s best for Michigan is what (I’ll be rooting for).”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 19, 2015Obviously, Michigan fans are in a bind here. If Ohio State can knock off Michigan State Saturday, Michigan needs to just win out to claim the Big Ten East. That being said, it involves rooting for the team they hate.Is Harbaugh breaking an unwritten rule by rooting for Ohio State? Or is this acceptable given the circumstances?last_img read more

Harlem Globetrotters To Tour Global US Military Bases

first_imgThe world famous Harlem Globetrotters announced this week that the team will once again embark on an extended holiday tour of global U.S. military bases – the eleventh time in nine years that the “Ambassadors of Goodwill” have entertained U.S. troops overseas.During the 10-game tour – which commences after Thanksgiving – the Globetrotters will play for the first time ever in Afghanistan, marking 121 countries and territories in which the Globetrotters have performed in their illustrious history.Made possible by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment, the tour will also feature shows on U.S. military bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Djibouti, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as a performance on an active-duty U.S. aircraft carrier.“While there is no way to fully express our admiration of the U.S. Armed Forces, it’s an incredible honor for our players to bring the troops a little piece of home, especially at this time of the year,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “Without the sacrifices made daily by these brave men and women, the Harlem Globetrotters would not have the opportunity to bring joy to families all over the world.”For the first time ever, the Globetrotters will pay tribute to U.S. troops by wearing specially-designed camouflage uniforms from Russell Athletic in games on the holiday military tour. Also, for the fourth straight year, the tour will feature a specially-created camouflage Spalding basketball, in addition to the Globetrotters’ iconic red, white and blue basketball.Past Globetrotter military tours have visited nearly 30 U.S. military bases in Bahrain, Belgium, Cuba, Djibouti, Germany, Greece, Guam, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom – as well as tours of Iraq in 2006 and 2009.Highlights have included a visit to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2005 and games on three active-duty U.S. aircraft carriers, including a performance on the U.S.S. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf in 2006.The Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” North American Tour tips off Dec. 26.Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 87th consecutive year in 2013, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.last_img read more

Revenue from gambling in the BC Peace rises 17 percent in the

first_imgCombined, both facilities saw customers spend $29.68 million last fiscal year, compared to $25.34 million the year before.Slot machines made up the lion’s share of revenues at both gaming service providers in the two cities, totalling $15.09 million in Fort St. John and $12.52 million in Dawson Creek this past year.Bingo revenues were higher in Dawson Creek than in Fort St. John, with revenues of $477,000 and $257,000 respectively.Chances Fort St. John, which is the only Community Gaming and Bingo Service Provider in B.C. that has table games, saw its tables bring in $1.33 million.Operator commission was $4.42 million at Chances Fort St. John and quite a bit lower – $3.24 million – in Dawson Creek. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Data from the B.C. Lottery Corporation released at the end of last month shows that revenues at the two Chances Gaming Centres in the B.C. Peace jumped over 15 percent in the last year.BCLC’s annual Gambling Service Provider Commissions Report shows that Chances in Fort St. John generated $14.51 million during the 2016/2017 fiscal year, an amount that jumped 15 percent to $16.68 million in 2017/2018.Chances Dawson Creek saw revenues rise 20 percent over the same period, from $10.83 million to 12.999 million.last_img read more

Two children dead many homes damaged as storms pummel USA

first_imgDallas: Powerful storms that rolled across the South on Saturday spawned at least two suspected tornadoes, damaged homes and killed two children in Texas, authorities said. The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family’s car in Lufkin while it was in motion. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured. Lufkin is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northeast of Houston. Additional information was not immediately available. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIn Central Texas, Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak told The Associated Press a tornado hit the small city of Franklin, overturning mobile homes and damaging other residences. Franklin is located about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas. The National Weather Service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 mph (225.3 kph). Crews will continue to survey the damage over the next few days. Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Yezak said. Some people had to be extricated from their homes. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsWeather service meteorologist Monique Sellers said they’ve received reports of downed trees, as well as damage to buildings and a transmission tower. The storms are part of a large system moving through the southern United States, knocking out power to thousands and causing some flash flooding. The weather service said the system is expected to shift to the Ohio Valley and the Southeast on Sunday. More than 140,000 customers remained without power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas late Saturday. Meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. No injuries have been reported, but officials said several businesses and vehicles were damaged. Trees were down throughout the hilly city on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Heavy rains and storms continued to rake the Magnolia State into the night, with Mississippi State University’s 21,000 students huddling in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the school’s campus in Starkville. University spokesman Sid Salter said some debris, possibly carried by the tornado, was found on campus, but no injuries were reported and no buildings were damaged. Trees were down and at least some minor structural damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus. Winds of up to 60 mph (96.56 kph) were reported in Cherokee County, Texas, damaging two homes in Alto but not injuring anyone. Alto is situated about 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of Houston.last_img read more

World Haemophilia Day Drive on disorder treatment

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) is all set to organise an awareness campaign on the treatment of haemophilia on Wednesday.April 17 is observed as World Haemophilia Day to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The treatment of haemophilia is available at two state-run hospitals in the city — Calcutta Medical College and Hospital and NRS Medical College and Hospital. To extend the health services, two specialist doctors were recently sent to Bankura Medical College and Hospital. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Though, there is no separate hematology unit in the hospital but the newly appointed hematologists will create awareness among the patients about the disorder. Hemophilia is a genetic disorder in which the patient’s body lacks factors that help clotting of the blood. Lack of awareness about the genetic disorder leads to complications in such patients. The major challenge to treat these patients is the cost treatment which is not affordable for persons from impoverished background. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe Bengal government is striving continuously to provide safe and high factor treatment to the patients suffering from haemophilia. The government has plans to set up more haemophilia treatment centres with proper infrastructure in various districts as well. City doctors feel continuous availability of haemophilia factors to the patients can be one step to ensure the best care to the patients. The state government is making various efforts for the availability of replacement therapy of factors (VIII or IX) to patients. When the factor VIII in the blood goes down a certain level, the patient is affected with haemophilia A or when factor IX dips, it causes hemophilia B. According to Prof Dr Siddhartha Sankar Roy of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, in normal cases the factors remain between 50-150 percent in a patient. When the factor level goes below 1 per cent the condition is termed severe hemophilia. When a patient is diagnosed with a factor level 1-5 percent, it is called moderate condition and 5-50 percent can be termed as mild. When factor level goes down 1 per cent the patient starts bleeding from various parts of his body. There is also a possibility of brain and any other internal injuries. “There are currently 750-800 registered haemophilia patients in the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. Hemophilia A is more common than hemophilia B. There are around 550 patients with hemophilia A in the hospital. Spreading awareness is the most important to fight the disease,” Prof Dr Roy said.last_img read more