Costa launches Fresco

first_imgCosta Coffee has launched a new concept which focuses on food-to-go sales.The Whitbread-owned chain is opening Costa Fresco today on Tottenham Court Road, London.There is a greater emphasis on the food offer, including porridge, pastries, salads, quiches and cakes and the shop has a fresher feel with an aquatic green livery.Costa has not said whether the concept store will be rolled out further but has been highlighting the project heavily via social media.However a spokesman for the brand told M&C Report, a sister-title of British Baker: “As the UK’s favourite coffee shop brand, Costa is proud of its handcrafted barista drinks range. We are as passionate about our food as we are our drinks. Costa Fresco is a new store concept from Costa, offering a range of handcrafted food and service developments for our customers at breakfast and lunchtimes.”Costa Coffee was founded in the 1970s by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa. Since being acquired by Whitbread in 1995, it has become the largest coffee chain in the UK, with 1,582 stores. This compares to Starbucks’ 719 outlets and Caffè Nero’s 508, according to figures from the Local Data Company.last_img read more

This Is Our Youth, Starring Michael Cera, is Broadway Bound

first_img Originally produced off-Broadway by The New Group, This Is Our Youth opened at the INTAR Theatre in October 1996. The play later opened at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre in November 1998, starring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager. The 2002 West End production of This Is Our Youth starred Hayden Christensen, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Paquin. Other actors to subsequently appear in the London version include Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Summer Phoenix and Culkin. View Comments All three castmembers will be making their Broadway debuts. Cera and Culkin appeared in a different Australian production of This Is Our Youth in 2012. Cera’s screen credits include Arrested Development and Superbad, Culkin’s credits include Igby Goes Down and Gevinson, the 17-year-old brains behind fashion website Rookie, will be making her stage debut. Related Shows This Is Our Youth chronicles 48 hours in the lives of spoiled, drugged-out, rich kids living in Manhattan in the 1980s. Cera will play Warren, a depressed 19-year-old who has stolen $15,000 from his tycoon Dad, while Culkin will play his drug-dealer friend Dennis and Gevinson will appear as Jessica, a perceptive fashion student. The production will feature original music by Grammy winner Rostam Batmanglij and be staged in-the-round in Chicago, before being restaged for a proscenium theater on Broadway.center_img Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth is Broadway bound, starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. According to the Chicago Tribune, the show, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will play at the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre in Chicago June 10 through June 27, with opening night set for June 18. The production will then transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre, with previews starting on August 18 and opening night scheduled for September 11. This Is Our Youth Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Denzel Washington to Bring All 10 August Wilson Plays to HBO

first_img Denzel Washington Star Files Get ready for a whole lot of August Wilson on the small screen. Oscar and Tony winner Denzel Washington, during a Q&A at University of Southern California, revealed that he will executive produce all ten of the Pulitzer winner’s plays for HBO, Deadline reports.Last month, Viola Davis confirmed that she will star in the screen adaptation of Wilson’s Fences, reprising her Tony-winning role from the 2010 production. Washington, who appeared opposite Davis in the revival and also won a Tony, is set to star in and direct the HBO venture.“I’m really excited that [the estate] would put that in my hands and trust me,” Washington said during the event. “That’s good enough for me. It doesn’t get any better than that.”The premium network would roll out one film a year, Washington said. In addition to Fences, Wilson’s ten-play collection consists of Radio Golf, King Hedley II, Jitney, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Gem of the Ocean.Washington won Oscars for his performances in Training Day and Glory, and was last nominated in 2013 for Flight. In addition to Fences, he has appeared on Broadway in Checkmates, Julius Caesar and A Raisin in the Sun.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Rock Glossary

first_imgLearn these common climbing terms and you just might avoid an embarrassing situation if you’re asked to “flash.”AreteAn outside corner on a rock face, like corners of a pyramid.ButtressA rock formation that projects out from the main face or cliff.ChimneyA wide crack usually big enough to fit the climber’s entire body inside.CruxThe most difficult portion of a climb. Usually, the crux is a single move or a short sequence of moves.DihedralWhere two walls meet to form an inside corner.FlashTo successfully send a route the first time without practicing itLeadingSending a sport or trad route first, either placing protection as you go or clipping in to existing bolts. The level of risk is higher when leading, as you’re not automatically anchored to the rock.PitchThe distance climbed with one length of rope. Climbs can be single-pitch or multi-pitch. Table Rock, N.C. is famous for its multi-pitch routes (600 feet long), whereas Sunset Rock, Tenn., is known for its single-pitch routes (less than 80 feet).ProblemA bouldering term, meaning the path the climber takes to complete the climb. A bouldering problem is the equivalent of a climbing route.SendTo successfully complete, or “ascend,” a route.last_img read more

Operation Martillo: U.S., Guatemalan forces make huge cocaine seizure

first_img SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – U.S. and Guatemalan counter-narcotics forces seized more than 998 kilograms of cocaine worth upward of US$90 million in the eastern Pacific in early March, authorities said. The interdiction was another success scored under Operation Martillo, a regional counter-narcotics mission that brings together U.S., Latin American and European countries to cut the flow of illicit drugs through Central America. The operation is led by Joint Interagency Task Force South, based in Key West, Fla., but it relies heavily on working with law enforcement and military agencies in other countries. “This latest disruption highlights the importance of cooperation with our international partners,” Tom Salter, the director of National Air Security Operations Center in Texas, said in a prepared statement. Guatemalan law enforcement officers worked with agents from the U.S. Custom and Border Protection and Navy personnel to make the seizures from two boats off the coast of Guatemala on March 8 and 9, authorities said. The first came after a Customs and Border Protection crew aboard a US Navy P-3 aircraft spotted a go-fast boat about 193 kilometers west of the Guatemalan coast. The 30-foot, twin-engine boat was traveling north and appeared suspicious, authorities said. A chase ensued, during which the boat tried to evade the aircraft. Guatemalan authorities intercepted the boat and towed it to shore for inspection. The seizure “demonstrates the capabilities of the CBP P-3 aircraft and crews which continue to disrupt the smuggling activities of transnational criminal organizations,” Salter said in a statement. In the same area, crews detected a second boat the following day. The USS Gary, a Navy frigate patrolling the eastern Pacific under Operation Martillo, confiscated the drugs. The San Diego-based Gary, manned by a U.S. Coast Guard crew, had previously scored several large seizures, including the interdiction of 499 kilograms of cocaine from a boat off the coast of Colombia in February. “It was a complex operation involving a law enforcement boarding, boat and helicopter searches, precision driving, detainee handling, and multiple deck operations, but Gary’s crew proved they were fully capable of handling it and scored a big win,” Lt. Junior Grade Christian Gotcher said in a prepared statement. By Dialogo March 22, 2013last_img read more

EMCON3 Anime Festival – May 18 & 19

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Anime fans unite at East Meadow Public Library this weekend for a 2-day festival filled with screenings, Tai Chi weapon demonstrations, a virtual tour of Japan, music and more!Saturday, May 18th Schedule:10 a.m. – Anime Drawing Workshop with Jen Scrimenti and Kelly Gordon of “Night and Day Anime”12 p.m. – Tai chi Weapon Demonstrations1:30 p.m. – Power point presentation of “Tour of Japan” with Joe Liotta3 p.m. – Animation workshop with Zanny Lane of “Graphic Anime”Programs Running All Day:Anime Screenings with Anime Historian Michael EpsteinAnime Café w/ EMPL FriendsArtists AlleyVideo Game TourneyBattle Tech w/ Dan GerkenSunday, May 19th Schedule:1 p.m. – Anime Comedian Ian Rubin2 p.m. – Anime Concert “Hitomi Himekawa and The Rainbow Bubble Dancers”4 p.m. – Cosplay Contest, 3 Prizes given for “Best Costume” “Best Skit” and “Originality”Programs Running All Day:Anime Screenings with Anime Historian Michael EpsteinAnime Café w/ EMPL FriendsArtists AlleyVideo Game Tourneylast_img read more

Long Island Power Women in Business To Be Honored

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island’s high-powered businesswomen will be honored during an empowering event that connects women and recognizes successful business, community, cultural, political, civic, and religious female leaders.The Long Island Power Women in Business Awards & Networking Event will be help 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at Leonard’s Palazzo, 555 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck. Tickets are $175.News 12 Long Island anchor Antoinette Biordi will serve as emcee and Star of Stars for the event.Innovators of the Year are Kim Gavin and Renee Wisinski, Co-Founders of Twin Tech, LLC. This year’s Dynamic Duo is Amy Altman and Moriah Adamo, Partners at Abrams Fensterman. And this year’s Rising Star is Pavneet Kaur Mehra, VP of CitiCard Branded Cards.Sponsoring the event are London Jewelers, Investors Bank, Flushing Bank, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Capital One Spark Business, Vigorito, Barker, Porter & Paterson, LLP, Northwell Health Go Health Urgent Care, Lessings Hospitality Group, Signature Premier Properties, Kaminezky Law & Mediation, P.C., People’s United Bank, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, Zorn’s of Bethpage, Govida and Sandwire.To nominate a Power Woman or purchase tickets, visit schnepscommunicationsevents.comThe honorees include:Dr. Neva Helena Alexander, Founder of Neva Global AllianceLorraine Aycock, SVP & Market Manager of Enterprise Business and Community Engagement Bank of AmericaGrace Balucci-Doria, CEO of Grace’s MarketplaceHon. Ruth Bogatyrow Kraft, Partner at Vigorito, Barker, Porter, & Patterson LLPAnnamarie Bondi-Stoddard, Managing Partner at Pegalis & Erickson, LLCSusan Bortone, Director of Operations at GoHealth Urgent CareSandra N. Busell, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLPJean Camilletti, Franchise Partner at Blo Blow Dry BarJennifer Cantin, Director of Marketing & Development at Lessings Hospitality GroupMargo Cargill, CEO at Titanium Linx Consulting, Inc.Marianela Casas, Assistant Commissioner for Community Engagement at Nassau County Police DepartmentStephanie Castro, Associate Group Director Vice President at Signature BankShalu Chopra, Community AdvocateAnn Conroy, President, Long Island Division, Douglas Elliman Real EstateYvonne Cort, Partner, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld, LLPCheryelle Cruickshank, CEO of Human FirstElizabeth Custodio, Vice President, Community Development & CRA Officer for NY People’s United BankDonna M. Douglas, Director of Operations at Academy Charter SchoolWendy Dubner-Master, President of Heritage Farms & GardenAllison Ehrlich, District Manager of ADPBrigitte Ferrada, SVP & Relationship Manager at Capital OneAmanda Field, Commissioner of the Plainview Water DistrictMeredith Friedman, Partner, Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.Loretta Gastwirth, Partner, Meltzer LippeKim Gates Goldstein, Attorney at Gates Goldstein, LLPCheri Giglia, Managing Director, CPA Supporting Strategies North Shore LIReena Gulati, Reena Gulati, PLLCDaria Hoffman, Attorney & Associate Real Estate BrokerKristen Jarnagin, President & CEO, Discover Long IslandMelissa Kaiser, Vice President- Business Development Officer, Flushing BankDeborah Kaminetzky, Owner Kaminetzky Law & Mediation, P.C.Elena Karabatos, Partner at Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLCKaren Keating, President Tradition Title Agency, Inc.Kelsey Knutsen, Chief Marketing Officer at Tully Rinckey PLLCRobyn Kreiner, MD,Pediatric Allergist at Strauss Allergy & AsthmaDr. Eve Lupenko, Greenberg Plastic Surgery and DermatologyJoan Hope MacNaughton, Founder & Artistic Director, Leggz LTDRuni Mukherji Ratnam, Ph.D., SUNY Old WestburySamantha Ray, Head of Operations, American Investment PropertiesGail Ritzert, Partner at Hawkins, Rosenfield, Ritzert & Varriale, LLPJudy L.  Simoncic, Partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLPKaren Tenenbaum, Managing Partner and Founder, Tenenbaum Law, P.C.Davi Tserpelis, SVP Regional Business Banking Manager, City National BankCristina Velez, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites at Rockville Centre.Kathy Viard, Broker/Owner, Signature Premier PropertiesVeena Vijayendra, Public Health Policy AdvocateJulie Watterson, Executive Director, Kids Clubhouse of Suffolk CountyAmy Zaslansky, Founder, The Book FairiesMerrill Zorn, President & CEO of Zorn’s of Bethpagelast_img read more

Russia aims to produce ‘millions’ of virus doses by 2021

first_imgRussia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year.The country is pushing ahead with several vaccine prototypes and one prepared at the Gamaleya institute in Moscow has reached advanced stages of development.”We are very much counting on starting mass production in September,” industry minister Denis Manturov said in an interview published by TASS news agency. Gamaleya’s vaccine employs the adenovirus, a similar technology to the coronavirus vaccine prototype developed by China’s CanSino, currently in the advanced stage of clinical trials.The Gamaleya institute came under fire after researchers and directors injected themselves with the prototype months ago, with specialists criticizing the move as an unorthodox and rushed way of starting human trials. Scientists have told AFP that Russia will struggle to adapt the vaccine to mass production because the country lacks raw materials, adequate facilities and experience, particularly with advanced technology like viral vector.Some Russian officials have boasted that the country will be the first to come up with the vaccine, even comparing it to the space race to produce the first satellite in the Soviet era.Moscow has dismissed allegations from the UK, the United States and Canada that a hacking group linked to Russian intelligence services tried to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine from labs in the West.Russia’s coronavirus caseload is currently fourth in the world after the United States, Brazil and India. “We will be able to ensure production volumes of several hundred thousand a month, with an eventual increase to several million by the start of next year,” he said, adding that one developer is preparing production technology at three locations in central Russia.Health Minister Mikhail Murashko on Saturday said the Gamaleya vaccine had “completed clinical trials” and that documents were being prepared to register it with the state.Another vaccine, developed by Siberia-based Vektor lab, is currently undergoing clinical trials and two more will begin human testing within the next two months, Murashko said.Gamaleya’s vaccine is a so-called viral vector vaccine, meaning it employs another virus to carry the DNA encoding of the needed immune response into cells.center_img Topics :last_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (ROUND-UP)

first_img Bill Signing,  Equality,  Non-discrimination,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday afternoon Governor Wolf signed two anti-discrimination executive orders. The orders expand protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for commonwealth employees and employees of businesses who are contracted by the commonwealth.  These executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.“We must show that Pennsylvania is the place that William Penn envisioned when he founded our commonwealth on the principle that it is open, diverse, and inclusive for all people,” said Governor Wolf.  “I call on the General Assembly to swiftly put legislation on my desk that ensures that people throughout the commonwealth – regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or identity – are treated equally under Pennsylvania law.”Take a look at the additional coverage below:Pennlive: Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive orders on LGBT fairness is about policy goals, but public relations tooFor a larger corporate and social media world, Wolf was channeling his inner William Penn, and advertising Pennsylvania as a welcoming state where tolerance for everyone is the order of the day.Philly.com: Wolf signs orders expanding LGBT rights“Pennsylvania needs to go on record to proclaim that all people . . . are treated equally under the law,” [Governor Wolf] said.FOX 43: Gov. Wolf signs non-discrimination executive orders“This is not the end of the game,” [Governor Wolf]  said. “I am urging the legislature to pass a non-discrimination bill that makes it clear to the world that Pennsylvania is a welcoming place for everyone.”PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf hopes executive order is catalyst for non-discrimination legislation“This…is an effort to explicitly and decisively end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression and identity in the executive branch in state government,” said Gov. Wolf.Post-Gazette: Wolf’s executive orders expand protections against discrimination for state workers, contact employeesRepeating a call from his first days in office, Wolf asked the General Assembly to send him legislation that would add protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to existing bans on discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.Morning Call: Wolf signs non-discrimination executive ordersWith an anti-discrimination bill held up in the Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed two executive orders that would protect some public employees and some government contractors from bigotry based on “sexual orientation, gender expression or identity.”Associated Press: Wolf: Contracts must have no LGBT discrimination“If we want a healthy economy, if we want a strong democracy, if we want a just society, we have to do this,” Wolf said.Time: Pennsylvania Governor Bans Anti-Transgender DiscriminationPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed two anti-discrimination executive orders related to the rights of transgender people on Thursday, contrasting recent high-profile laws in other states that been criticized for discriminating against the LGBT community.Penn Live: ‘This is the right thing for us to do’: Gov. Tom Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination protections “This is the right thing for us to do,” Gov. Tom Wolf said as he signed two executive orders on Thursday. “Just as it was the right thing for William Penn to do when he proclaimed that Pennsylvania was a place for everyone, regardless of their religion.”Politico: Pennsylvania governor expands protections for transgender peopleThe governor of Pennsylvania signed two executive orders Thursday that expand discrimination protections related to employment, including for transgender people.ABC 27: Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders“We need to make statement here in Pennsylvania that we are welcoming, we are open for business for everybody. This is the best I could do,” Wolf said.New York Magazine: Pennsylvania Governor Issues Orders Banning LGBT Discrimination“I am taking action to protect those that I can and send a signal to the country that Pennsylvania is open for business no matter who you are or whom you love.” [said Governor Wolf]WBNG: PA Governor issues anti-discrimination orderGov. Tom Wolf signed the executive order Thursday. He says he can’t wait any longer for Republican lawmakers to move on legislation that would ban such discrimination in employment, housing and public services.WNEP: Wolf Extends Protection to Some LGBT PeopleGovernor Wolf signed this executive order in Harrisburg with a smile. The order protects lesbian, gay, and transgender people who work for the state or for businesses that contract with the state.WGAL: Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination executive orderGovernor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order to prohibit discrimination by state contractors against people who are lesbian, gay or transgenderCitizens Voice: Wolf to issue executive orders for LGBT anti-discriminationThe governor stressed the importance of having a strong and inclusive workforce to boost Pennsylvania’s economy and noted business support for the anti-discrimination legislation.Associated Press: York LGBT activists praise Wolf executive orderWolf says Pennsylvania needs to be seen as a welcoming place, and he cited the backlash against what he called a “discriminatory” bill signed by North Carolina’s governor. BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (ROUND-UP) Read more posts about the fight to end LGBT discrimination in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant April 08, 2016last_img read more

It pays to understand the checks and balances when subleasing for AirBnB

first_imgDamien Keyes.THE  popularity of AirBnB continues to grow and the opportunity to make some extra cash is appealing to many, whether they are homeowners or renters. This leads to the question of can a tenant legally sublease part or all of their rented property on AirBnB? And, if so, under what circumstances can they do so? When big events, such as the Supercars, hit Townsville there is an influx of visitors here and many of them opt to spend some time either side of the event to hit the tourist spots, which is fantastic for our economy. Many locals are capitalising on the chance to earn perhaps five times the usual weekly rent, especially those living near the venue.But if they are renting the property, where do they stand legally? Can they sublease part or all of the property they are renting on AirBnB? When a tenant arranges to rent out part or all of a property they are renting this is called a sublease or subletting. The Act that governs rental accommodation in Queensland is the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. If a tenant wants to sublet the property they are renting, they must seek written permission from the landlord, usually via the property manager. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The Act states that the lessor/agent must not unreasonably refuse permission to sublet or transfer the agreement from one person to another.What does this mean? Well, according to the Act it means the lessor must act reasonably in failing to agree to consent to sublet. They will be perceived as having acted unreasonably if they behave in a “capricious or retaliatory way” in failing to agree to the sublet. Like most things in life, it’s probably down to the tenant and the landlord having a good, mutually respectful relationship. If the tenant has proven trustworthy, reliable and to have taken good care of the property then the landlord may be more likely to grant this request. Landlords are likely to value good tenants who maintain the property and protect its value. In the REIQ’s view, a landlord is more likely to say “yes” to a sublease arrangement that is a longer-term arrangement and where the normal checks and balances are in place.With AirBnB, those checks and balances are not in place and this may, understandably, make some landlords nervous because they have no idea who is residing in their property.last_img read more