John Benjamin Hickey & More Board Dada Woof Papa Hot Off-B’way

first_img Related Shows View Comments Dada Woof Papa Hot Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Breen and more will star in the previously announced Dada Woof Papa Hot off-Broadway. Helmed by On the Twentieth Century’s director Scott Ellis, the new play by Peter Parnell will begin previews on October 15 and officially open on November 9 at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.Joining Hickey (The Normal Heart) and Breen (The Normal Heart) in the cast will be Tammy Blanchard (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Kellie Overbey (On the Twentieth Century), John Pankow (Equivocation) and Stephen Plunkett (War Horse).Alan (Hickey) and Rob (Breen) are an older married couple with a three-year-old daughter and a life they fought for decades to be allowed to lead. But in the course of one school year, Alan, Rob and their friends struggle with what it means to be married with children at this head-spinning cultural moment. By turns comic and serious, Dada Woof Papa Hot asks the question: are the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight ones, or is there something fundamentally different about being a gay parent?The production will feature sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, and original music and sound by John Gromada. Star Files John Benjamin Hickey Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016last_img read more

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Audra McDonald Talks Us Through All Her Exciting Projects

first_imgAudra McDonald: Broadway royalty, film star, humanitarian. The six-time Tony winner recently spoke with Broadway.com about sharing the stage with her husband Will Swenson in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival, but that’s just one of a multitude of projects she’s currently got in the works. Her latest film, Ricki and the Flash, premieres this week; she recently reprised her Tony-winning turn as Billie Holiday for HBO’s upcoming Lady Day; the list goes on. Take a look below as Mama Broadway herself sounds off on some of her exciting ventures.On joining the Covenant House Board of Directors“I’m so moved by the work I’ve seen, and now I have seen it first hand. I’ve met a lot of the kids and spent time with them. And the people who run the Covenant Houses—those are the true angels. Believe me, I’m getting much more out of it than they’re getting from me. I’m the one who has changed.”Contribute to McDonald’s fundraising efforts for the Covenant House’s Sleep Out: Broadway Edition here. Incentives include joining her for hot chocolate and TV theme song covers with Swenson.On those The Wiz Live! casting rumors“What did Abraham Lincoln say? Don’t believe everything you read on the internet?”NBC’s live telecast, featuring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Stephanie Mills, will air on December 3. Nothing regarding McDonald’s involvement is confirmed, though that’s not stopping us from imagining her “A Rested Body Is A Rested Mind.” On working with George C. Wolfe on Shuffle Along…“It’s exciting to be working with him for the first time ever, which seems weird since we’ve known each other for as long as we have. But more than that, I’m excited to be working on a new musical. I love the evolution and creativity that goes into it.”Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed will begin performances on March 14, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre. The show tracks the history of the 1921 musical Shuffle Along, which defied expectations and ran for 504 performances.On filming Beauty and the Beast“Bill Condon is creating something quite beautiful. It’s a pretty stellar cast. It was like Disney dreams come true.”And on what she’ll look like as the Wardrobe“I am not at liberty to say! But it’s cool. I can say that. It’s really, really cool.”The live action adaptation is set to premiere on March 17, 2017. In addition to McDonald as Garderobe, the cast includes Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. View Commentslast_img read more

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Come for the Winter, Stay for the Summer

first_imgHow Bike Parks are Changing the Game at Ski ResortsDownhill resorts throughout the region are making major investments in bike parks, and that’s good news for skiers, bikers—and beer-drinkers.Winter is still in full swing when I arrive at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville, Va. The snowguns blast at full-throttle, showering the parking lot in faint dustings of manmade powder.I find Bike Park & Snow Sports Rental Manager Jonathan Albert and Lead Bike Park Supervisor and Bike/Ski Patroller Scott Wooten in the rental shop. It’s surprisingly busy for a Tuesday morning, so we make our way to an empty table in the lodge overlooking the slopes.“Last Saturday was our busiest day this season,” says Albert. “Business is good.”Good, but not great. Record cold spells this past winter allowed many resorts in the region to run the guns earlier and build their base quicker, but there’s no denying that the ski season these days just isn’t what it used to be.According to the 2016-2017 National Ski Areas Association End of Season Report, resorts in every region except the Rocky Mountains are witnessing decreasing or plateauing numbers of skiers and snowboarders. Even the powder Shangri La that is the Pacific West saw erratic resort attendance, which directly coincides with fickle winters.Photo: Sean LeaderIt’s in part due to that unpredictability that, in July of 2016, Massanutten joined the budding ranks of Southeastern ski resorts offering lift-access biking in the summer. Unlike many resorts, which turn to ghost towns in the off-season, Massanutten is different in that it has a timeshare member base. Prior to 2016, summer business wasn’t dead by any means, but it wasn’t thriving either.Members could swim at the water park, play mini golf, or swing around in the Bungee Dome, but all of that seemed a little kitschy in the shadow of a perfectly aesthetic mountain. For decades the resort had already been building its status as a mountain bike destination—their signature downhill YEE-HAW! and cross-country HOO-HA! races were started 20 and 30 years ago respectively. The resort also maintains a unique partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, which manages the resort’s 30-mile Western Slope trail system. Still, those trails are notoriously rooty, rocky, and technical. Hardly the type of trail an inexperienced timeshare owner would want to ride.In 2013, Massanutten got the nudge it needed when nearby Bryce Resort, also a timeshare resort, opened up its own bike park. Seeing their neighbor’s success was just the impetus Albert and Wooten needed to push a bike park agenda forward.Photo: Sean Leader“We already had the heads and beds,” says Wooten. “The people were already here. We call that low-hanging fruit. A huge majority of our summer clients have been coming for one week every summer for 20 years. If they get exposed to mountain biking one year, we can expect them to come back and bring friends and build that momentum and resort clientele.”That momentum has been fast and furious for Massanutten, which will open later this month for its third season. With the addition of the bike park came 30 new full- and part-time jobs. Summer weekends are always busy with lessons and clinics and races. And though the greater Shenandoah Valley cycling community has the reputation of being rock garden evangelists, the Massanutten Bike Park prides itself on offering plenty of beginner trails to complement the quality singletrack both on the Western Slope and in the adjoining George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.“What is special about a bike park is it lowers that barrier of entry into the sport to show that it’s something everybody can do,” says Wooten. “Mountain biking is not a friendly sport to get into. You have to be willing to dedicate your money and energy to getting good. It can be very unapproachable. But a bike park shows it’s not just for doctors and fitness freaks. It’s for anybody.”Beech MountainPhoto: Beech MountainPayoffs of the ParkIt’s a similar tune down at Beech Mountain Resort in Beech Mountain, N.C. In the early 2000s, the resort hosted a number of National Off-Road Bicycle Association (or NORBA, the predecessor to USA Cycling) races. Then again, in 2011 and 2012, it served as the venue for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships.But when the resort went to open up a proper bike park in 2013, it became clear that those courses were suited more for intermediate and advanced riders, not beginners.“What we were seeing is that existing infrastructure was really hurting Beech’s ability to exist as a public facility because they were so focused on being race tracks,” says Elevated Trail Design co-owner Andrew Mueller. “We made some major design changes to better accommodate a wider range of riders but also to just use more of the terrain so you can fit a maximum amount of trail experiences in a small area.”Photo: Andrew MuellerThe resulting eight-trail system is a smorgasbord of technically precise rock gardens and flowy machine-built butter. For Beech Mountain Ski Patrol Director Brad Blackwell, keeping the resort’s trails fresh isn’t just about catering to newcomers in the sport; it’s about staying relevant in an ever-changing industry.“People used to want to ride the most technical, gnarly trails, but now people don’t want to buy a $9,000 bike just so they can ride it at the bike park,” he says. “They want to buy one bike and be able to do everything on it.”“They’re the same technical trail you might ride in Pisgah, but you’re not going to pedal to the top.” – Neko MulallyThe booming bike culture here feels organic, not forced—trails designed by riders for riders, the Skybar at the top and brewery at the bottom, the High Country setting and verdant forests. On a busy weekend, with a couple hundred riders threading the mountain and car racks stacked with bikes in the parking lots, the scene could almost be plucked from a little corner of Whistler. Except it’s not British Columbia. It’s uniquely Southeastern, and it’s this, says World Cup rider Neko Mulally that makes Beech what it is.“The cool thing about most of the Southeast bike parks is they’re not just making a 10-foot wide jogging path down the mountain,” he says. “They’re the same technical trail you might ride in Pisgah, but you’re not going to pedal to the top. Beech can be pretty rocky and they do a good job of working with what the mountain has and following the natural way of the terrain. By leaving that stuff intact and not building over it or getting rid of it, you keep the character of the mountain.”Beech Mountain Trail DesignPhoto: Andrew MuellerBack in 2016, Mulally started the Downhill Southeast race series to showcase some of these venues and to give downhill competitors like himself a chance to get some races in before heading to the international stage. The four-part series takes place both at resort bike parks and shuttle bike parks. This year, Beech Mountain and Massanutten will both be venues as will Windrock Bike Park near Oliver Springs, Tenn., which Mulally and his business partner Sean Leader took over in 2016.As a competitor and event organizer, Mulally says the resort model is the unicorn of downhill race venues due in large part to the amenities that are already in place: ample flat parking, lift access, electricity at the top and bottom of the hill, hotels, restaurants. He believes resorts all throughout the Southeast have a real opportunity to tap into a market that’s not only on the rise—Sports Marketing Surveys, Inc., found that mountain biking rose in popularity by 16% between 2010 and 2015—but also a lifelong sport.“If we do a good job with these races, then people will have a good taste of that venue and will want to come back and check it out another time. It’s not just a flash in the pan. Some resorts put in a zip line or a mountain coaster, but mountain biking is much more sustainable. It’s something people get into and, it’s the same with skiing, it doesn’t get old. You want to keep riding. It’s not just a once-and-done sort of activity.”Southeast Downhill SeriesPhoto: Sean LeaderPay to PlaySo why aren’t more Southeastern resorts adopting the summertime bike park model? For starters, the initial investment is big. Like, big-big.“I’ll just say it’s in the hundreds,” says Bryce Park’s Director of Mountain Operations. “That includes everything from tools to rental bikes to staff to trail building. That’s everything, all in.”But even if the resort has deep pockets, it takes an army to make a bike park great. Philip Duncan out of Slaty Fork, W.Va., was one of the primary instigators for Snowshoe Bike Park in West Virginia. For years, Duncan worked primarily as a graphic designer and marketer for the resort, but when he started getting wind of what Whistler was up to, he knew Snowshoe had to hop on board.Fortunately for Duncan, the General Manager at the time was from Whistler and he embraced the idea with open arms. In 2004, Snowshoe became the first in the Southeast to open up a resort bike park. But even with Intrawest financially backing Duncan’s initiative, the early years were absolutely a labor of love.“Me and Dave Huber and a handful of other people were super stoked and we were the driving force,” he says. “Some summers we weren’t even riding that much because we were building trail. You have to have passion in your employees to convince the powers-that-be that this is a good thing. That’s the only way we were able to do it.”Photo: WintergreenNow that the mountain biking scene is no longer in its infancy, which it arguably still was back in the early 2000s, there are numbers to support the love. In 2017, the Outdoor Industry Association found that cyclists spend over $96 billion in gear and trip-related expenses. All of that revenue contributes to nearly 850,000 jobs and generates over $6 billion in state and local taxes.Interestingly, skiers and snowboarders nationwide only spend $73 billion annually, which creates less than 700,000 jobs and $5 billion in state and local taxes. Currently, bike park visits account for less than 3% of annual resort visits in the country, according to MTBparks.com, but with over 45 million Americans identifying as cyclists, that number has room to grow.Here in the Southeast, where a mild climate dominates two-thirds of the year, it’s not hard to envision bike parks overtaking skiing in the future. But for now, says Derek Clifton at Bryce, winter is king.“We’ve never had a bad year. We’ve doubled our bike park business almost every year since we started. It just gets bigger and bigger and bigger. It won’t ever surpass the winter season, but it is the second highest revenue maker on our mountain, and it is totally 100% worth it.”last_img read more

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September 15, 2005 News and Notes

first_imgSeptember 15, 2005 News and Notes September 15, 2005 News & Notes News and Notes David J. Akins of Dean Mead in Orlando was recently elected to the board of directors of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council. Howard D. Rosen of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen presented “The Use of Offshore Trusts in Asset Protection Planning” at a combined program for the Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota bar associations. Patricia Donlevy-Rosen presented, “Ethical Considerations in Asset Protection Planning.” Additionally, both presented a full-day program “An A to Z Guide to the Fundamentals of Asset Protection in Florida” in Miami and West Palm Beach for the National Business Institute. Howard Caplan of Jacksonville was appointed to a two-year term as a director of Florida Legal Services, Inc. Kimberly Bonder Rezanka of Dean Mead in the Melbourne office was elected president-elect of the Brevard County Bar Association for 2005-2006. Sylvia H. Walbolt and Gary L. Sasso of Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke at the 20th Annual Federal Practice & Advocacy Seminar in New Orleans. Walbolt participated in a panel concerning briefing for trial and appellate lawyers. Sasso spoke on the preservation of error in civil cases. Rafael E. Suarez-Rivas of the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney presented “Purchasing and Ethics” at the State and Local Contracting and Procurement Law Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale. Robert R. May of the Queretaro, Mexico, offices of May, Cruz Consultores has been appointed to the editorial board of the daily newspaper A.M. in Queretaro. Melanie Emmons Damian of Damian & Valori lectured at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago on “Employment Law Issues/Traps for the Unwary: The 5 Hottest Topics Facing In-House Corporate Counsel.” Martha H. Chumbler and Michael P. Donaldson of Carlton Fields in Tallahassee were speakers at the 2005 spring meeting of the ABA section of State and Local Government Law in Anchorage, Alaska. They spoke on ethical issues in government representation in a program titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Part II.” Kelly Overstreet Johnson of Broad and Cassel in Tallahassee was elected to the executive council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents at the annual meeting of the ABA. Lisa S. Walsh of Gonzalez & Walsh in Miami was recently installed as secretary of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter. Geralyn Passaro of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman & Puya in Ft. Lauderdale spoke to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel at its annual meeting in San Diego on the topic “Claims of Exploitation of the Elderly in the Sale of Financial Products.” Kimberly A. Cook of Abadin Jaramillo Cook & Heffernan in Miami was recently appointed to the Kristi House Board of Directors. Joel Levine was selected as one of eight nationwide arbitrators for a special FCC/American Arbitration Association Arbitration Panel to handle retransmission consent and regional sports network cable programming disputes. Thomas A. Dye of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach spoke at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago on the topic “Breakthroughs in Negotiation Strategy: What Every Business Litigator Needs To Know.” John W. Robinson IV of Fowler White Boggs Banker was selected to participate in the Leadership Florida 2005-2006 program. Michael T. Haire with Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap spoke on the subjects of important statutes and cases for contractors; consequences of non-compliance for contractors and architects; and Chapter 558, Florida’s new residential construction claims statute at the Lorman seminar “Building Codes in Florida.” Cathy R. LeBeau of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was elected co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Health Law Committee. Anthony J. Fantauzzi III Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was elected co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Law Week Committee. Karen Meyer Buesing of Zinober & McCrea was the recipient of the “2005 Chairman’s Award” from Leadership Florida. Stephen C. Sawicki of Orlando was named as the Distinguished Fellow for 2005 by The American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Ramon Abadin was elected chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida, Third District Court of Appeal. Additionally, Gerald A. Wald was elected vice-chair. Scott B. Smith of Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain & Williams was elected chair of the Young Lawyers section of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers for 2005-2006. H.T. Smith of Miami was appointed director of trial advocacy programs at Florida International University College of Law. Edward M. Ricci of Ricci & Leopold in Palm Beach Gardens joined the National Crime Victim Bar Association. Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale received the “Business of the Year Award” from the South Florida Business Journal. J. Bert Grandoff of Allen Dell in Tampa spoke at the AIA Florida 2005 Convention on Marco Island. Grandoff spoke on “Mold Defects by Design.”last_img read more

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Long Island Hosts Danish Firms in Wind Farm Bid

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island’s potential to take the lead in producing offshore wind power on the East Coast drew 19 Danish companies specializing in this fast-growing renewable energy field to spend a day touring local facilities and meeting local officials.The day-long visit on Nov. 12 was organized by the ministry of foreign affairs of Denmark and hosted by the Long Island Association and the Long Island Forum for Technology. This Danish trade delegation included manufacturers of turbines and wind farm components, businesses that build foundations and oversee installations, as well as handle logistics and transport materials.“Long Island is poised to be a leader in the U.S. offshore wind industry,” said Kevin Law, president and chief executive officer of the LIA. “The Danish delegation’s visit is evidence that our energy challenges are great economic development opportunities.” Investment could mean hundreds, if not thousands, of good paying local jobs, he added.Among those on hand at the Composite Prototyping Center, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Plainview, which was the tour’s last stop before dinner, were American representatives from Deepwater Wind, the offshore wind developer that intends to supply LI with more than 200 megawatts from its proposed Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm.“We’re in construction right now on the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., off the coast of Rhode Island,” said Clinton Plummer, vice president of development for Deepwater Wind, whose company motto is “clean energy is just over the horizon.”“We’ve already taken delivery of 15 blades from a company called LM Wind Power, which is here today,” Plummer explained. “LM is a great example of the promise that offshore wind has for Long Island. They’ve got a dozen manufacturing facilities around the world and they go to those places where there’s demand for their product.”He explained that the Danish companies on the tour are part of “the supply chain” for wind power developers like Deepwater. One outcome of the trade delegation visit, he said, is that the companies based in Denmark will be able to “form partnerships or find opportunities” to invest with local companies on the Island and build new facilities here.“Long Island is a great place for offshore wind development because of the high energy prices, dense coastal population, and real difficulty in building anything else here,” Plummer said. “We see that offshore wind can be the most cost-effective new source of energy for this Island.“This is one of the industries in which Long Island has a competitive advantage,” he added.Deepwater is building five turbines at the Block Island Wind Farm, but it’s such a “small project,” Plummer said, that Deepwater can’t afford to build local supply ports and fabricating facilities. But Deepwater ONE, the big project to be built 30 miles off Montauk, is so big that it’s “at a scale where we can afford to invest and build the fabricating facilities here.”In July 2013, Deepwater went “11 rounds against two other companies,” he explained and acquired the lease for the 256-square-mile offshore site. Soon, they’ll be open for business, and that’s one reason he was in Plainview to meet with the Danish delegation.Known as the world’s “wind power hub,” Denmark has been at the forefront of this clean technology, with Danish companies reportedly producing more than 90 percent of the world’s offshore wind installations. The country recently announced that it intends to be free of its dependence on fossil fuels by 2050.As for Long Island, Claus Anderson, the consulate general of Denmark, said, “We see a huge potential here.”  He mentioned that just in the last decade the United States has made huge strides in relying on renewable energy, such as offshore wind, and it is catching up fast.Bill Wahlig, executive director of the Long Island Forum for Technology, gave a brief geography lesson to the visiting delegation, showing them on a map where their tour had already taken them that day. Their first stop was the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL), then they went to see Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. They then amet with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at the LIA office in Melville.LI’s “robust economy” surpasses that of 20 states, Wahlig explained, adding that they hope to maintain that advantage. With that thought in mind, he mentioned Brookhaven National Laboratory for its work “on the origins of the universe,” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for its pioneering genomics research, and threw in a plug for North Shore-LIJ Health System for its medical advances. But when he showed a slide of the Earth taken from the surface of the moon in 1969 thanks to the lunar module built on Long Island by Grumman’s engineers that seemed to impress the visitors the most.“I am confident that your partnership and the potential that we have with the offshore wind industry will produce similar great results,” he said. “And hopefully really propel mankind to reach a sustainable future.”Dorte Kamper, LM Wind Power’s commercial director for the Americas, recounted how quickly the market has grown. The largest manufacturer of wind turbine blades in the world, LM Wind Power has now made more than 160,000 blades since 1978, creating the capacity to replace approximately 110 million tons of carbon dioxide annually generated from fossil fuels. Though her company is still headquartered in Denmark, they’ve built manufacturing facilities on four continents, including one in Arkansas, another in Quebec, and a new plant that just opened in Brazil. She presented a video clip showing the construction of the “world’s largest wind turbine blade,” weighing 26 tons, made out of polyester resin blend with a special coating that protects against salt erosion, perfect for an offshore facility.“I really like Long Island,” Kamper later told the Press, admitting that she’d been here “many times” already. Asked if this promised partnership to build offshore wind farms has a chance, she replied, “I hope so! I certainly hope so!” Deepwater is already planning to use LM’s blades for its Block Island facility. “I hope the rest will happen!” she said.last_img read more

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Arsenal offered Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic in swap deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgAdvertisement Comment The Gunners skipper will be free to leave the club for nothing in just 18 months (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid are ready to try and tempt Arsenal into selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window and will offer Luka Jovic as part of the deal, according to reports.The Gabon striker is Arsenal’s top scorer this season – netting 12 times in all competitions – and has been prolific for the club ever since moving to north London from Borussia Dortmund.However, both Aubameyang and strike partner Alexandre Lacazette will be out of contract in the summer of 2020, when they will be free to leave the club for nothing. Jovic has struggled to settle at Real since leaving Frankfurt in the summer (Picture: Getty)Real believe offering Jovic to Arsenal will benefit both parties, with the Gunners landing a hugely talented young forward and not being held hostage to Aubameyang’s contract situation – while they would also reduce their wage bill.Any deal is dependant on Aubameyang and whether he definitely will not extend his Arsenal contract, but he is believed to be waiting to see who will be appointed as the club’s new manager before making a final decision.MORE: Freddie Ljungberg reacts to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang running to the toilet during Arsenal defeatMORE: Arsenal fans turn on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for ‘abusing’ Joe Willock after misplaced pass in Brighton defeatMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Dec 2019 10:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link283Sharescenter_img Arsenal offered Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic in swap deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Aubameyang is out of contract in 18 months and yet to sign an extension (Picture: Reuters)According to Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, Aubameyang has been stalling on signing a new deal and that has prompted interest from Real Madrid.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Spanish giants, who are keen to bolster their frontline, believe he may be available – either now or in the summer – with Arsenal having previously stressed that they would not allow players to run down their contracts, as happened with Aaron Ramsey.Real bosses have spoken to Aubameyang’s representatives to see if he would be interested in moving to the Bernabeu and have floated the idea of using Jovic as bait to land the striker.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 ArsenalFormer Frankfurt frontman Jovic only arrived at Real in the summer, costing £58million, but has struggled to settle in the Spanish capital, scoring just once.He joined the club with a reputation as one of Europe’s hottest young talents, though, having scored 27 times last season and capturing attention with his performances in the Europa League – with Arsenal credited with interest at the time. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Island Riddimz introduces top 5 countdown to help promote local artistes

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Island Riddimz introduces top 5 countdown to help promote local artistes by: – March 29, 2012 Share In an effort to promote the talent and skills of Dominican artist, one local online radio station has introduced a top 5 music video countdown which will be selected by the public.Chad George, the owner of Island Riddimiz told Dominica Vibes News that there is great talent and potential among the youth on island and this is his way of assisting them.“There are a lot of artistes out there and they are using Youtube and Facebook to promote themselves. So they are producing videos and promoting themselves but it is limited as to the number of people who would see those videos”.George is encouraging local artistes to submit their songs to IRZ via email (topfive@islandriddimiz.com) with a YouTube link of their videos in order for their work to be included in the show.These videos will then be posted on IRZ’s website so that viewers can view them and vote for their favorite.Members of the public are advised to log onto IRZ’s website www.islandriddimiz.com, watch the videos then vote for their favorite one.The five videos which receive the most votes will be highlighted in the show which is aired every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.The IRZ countdown show is therefore an excellent opportunity for local artists to submit their music.To view today’s IRZ Top 5 countdown, click start on video: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJbKxlzqpvQ[/youtube]Dominica Vibes News 33 Views   one comment Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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July 21, 2017 Police Blotter

first_imgJuly 21, 2017 Police Blotter072117 Batesville Police Blotter072117 Decatur County EMS Report072117 Decatur County Fire Report072117 Decatur County Jail Report072117 Decatur County Law Reportlast_img

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Cahill’s son signs for Spanish side Leganes

first_img Read Also: Ligue 1: Last-gasp Draxler header helps PSG pip Metz “Congratulations my man,” Cahill wrote. “(Kyah) signing for the under 18s academy Leganes. So proud of my son for always doing the small things right and working tirelessly to understand the dedication to get to where he is today.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tim Cahill’s son Kyah will hone his craft this season in the Spanish Segunda Division after announcing a deal with Leganes. The Socceroos legend announced the move on social media, before praising Kyah for “working tirelessly to understand the dedication to get to where he is today.” Cahill will monitor his son’s progress with the Under-18s, as the first-team look to return to La Liga after a tough 2019-20 campaign ended in relegation. Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models Ever6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

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Clancy is double winner at US 36

first_imgChad Clancy won IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features Friday at US 36 Race­way. (Photo by Judy Staley)By Rick StaleyOSBORN, Mo. (Aug. 17) – Chad Clancy was a double winner Friday at US 36 Raceway, topping IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features.Clancy battled Mich Ross before going the upper hand in the Stock Car show. He went side-by-side and wheel-to-wheel with Richard Spriggs before taking his second checkers of the evening in the Modified main.Matt Lent ran a near-perfect Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event and the result was his career-first win. Steve Starmer was second while Josh Munsen’s late charge for third.Jack Potter led every lap in winning his first local IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event.Drivers wished a happy birthday to Caleb Hammond via live video, and collected stickers as well as more than $1,000 during intermission for the 11-year-old race fan from Oskaloosa, Iowa, bat­tling leukemia.last_img read more

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