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DWTS’ Derek Hough Still Out of Spring Spectacular

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 Derek Hough remains unable to perform in New York Spring Spectacular. As previously reported, the five-time Dancing with the Stars winner sustained an injury during rehearsals for the TV show’s 10th Anniversary special. A spokesperson for Spring Spectacular said: “until further notice, Taylor Frey will be performing the role of Jack.”Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner as co-creative directors, the show is penned by Joshua Harmon. The new production featuring the iconic dance troupe is a whirlwind adventure across the Big Apple that tells an inspiring and hopeful story about three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. Spring Spectacular contains 3D special effects, large-scale puppetry and a soundtrack of original songs, classics and pop hits.Spring Spectacular also stars Tony winner Laura Benanti and recently extended through May 7 at Radio City Music Hall. Related Shows Star Files New York Spring Spectacular Laura Benantilast_img read more

Temporary Delays Planned for Interstate 91 in Hartford starting May 19

first_imgTemporary Delays Planned for Interstate 91MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) beginning May 19 will conduct a series of temporary delays along Interstate 91 just south of the I-89/I-91 interchange so that work crews can set beams for a new bridge that will cross over the roadway.The bridge is being constructed by the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste District, who is erecting the structure so trucks can access a new landfill from Route 5 in Hartford.Delays along the Interstate will affect travel both north and southbound for two days and last about 15 minutes each. The first closure will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 19. Motorists wishing not to be delayed should seek alternate routes.The schedule is as follows:·       Monday, May 19 at 9:00 a.m. Northbound.·       Monday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. Northbound.·       Monday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. Southbound.·       Monday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. Southbound.·       Tuesday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. Northbound.·       Tuesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. Northbound.·       Tuesday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. Southbound.·       Tuesday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. Southbound.John ZicconiVTrans Communications DirectorTelephone: 802.828.1647 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3522 ¨ Email: john.zicconi@state.vt.us(link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Five Unexpected Outdoor Hidden Gems in Arlington

first_imgConnected to Washington, DC by five bridges, Arlington has wonderful waterfront views and experiences on the Potomac River’s western shore in Virginia.Home to national treasures like Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial, and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Arlington has lively neighborhoods and several great spots to access the riverfront. Make your way to the water by bike or trail, just minutes away from great restaurants featuring tastes from around the globe. A go-to area for locals enjoying happy hours, dates and more, Arlington is known for its chill vibe and postcard view of the capital skyline.Photo: StayArlingon1) Snap a postcard-worthy pic from Theodore Roosevelt IslandDiscover Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president and a true oasis in the middle of the bustle of city life. The island, in the middle of the Potomac, consists of miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands, all designed to honor Roosevelt’s legacy as a great outdoorsman and conservationist. Hike your way through the brush and emerge on the memorial plaza, where a 17-foot-tall statue of Roosevelt awaits. There’s no other national park that’s as much of a hidden gem as this one.Photo: @laustin.252) Watch the planes (duck!) at Gravelly PointFor simple thrills by yourself or with friends and family, visit Gravelly Point Park. Located just outside of Reagan National Airport, the park lies adjacent to the Potomac River. From this strategic vantage point, you can watch planes take off up close and personal. Bring a picnic lunch, Frisbee or a bike and discover beautiful views.Photo: StayArlington3) Walk, run, bike along the Mount Vernon TrailThis paved trail along the Potomac River is large, wide open and has stunning views of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and U.S. Capitol running south from Key Bridge to George Washington’s famed estate, Mount Vernon. Popular with runners, bikers, and commuters, it’s mostly flat and offers picnic spots along the way. Jog for miles along the path’s shady, winding paths, take a leisurely walk or ride on a Capital Bikeshare cruiser.Photo: @maureen.rachel4) Stroll the gardens at Potomac Overlook Regional ParkSpend some time deep in the forest of Potomac Overlook Regional Park, where you can explore 70 acres of woods, trails, and educational gardens. Hike miles of trails while following interpretive displays to learn about Northern Virginia’s flora and fauna.Photo: StayArlington5) Go birding within view of the Washington MonumentBirdwatchers flock to the Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, a popular spot to spy osprey, green heron, red-winged blackbirds, and mallards in summer or watch wintering waterfowl make a glorious appearance in cooler months. Birders also flock to Theodore Roosevelt Island with their checklist to discover many of the nearly 200 species of birds that have been documented within its 88 acres.last_img read more

Shirley Glider Crash Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An elderly glider pilot killed over the weekend is the third person to die in the second small airplane to crash shortly after taking off from same Shirley airstrip in nine months.Vincent Petruso, 74, of East Moriches, was described by his family as a “dedicated member of the Long Island Soaring Association,” a five-decade-old nonprofit group dedicated to piloting such engineless aircraft.The group is based out of Brookhaven Calabro Airport, where Petruso’s glider left shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday until it went down about 15 minutes later near Titmus Drive in Mastic.Two people died in August when their single-engine propeller plane that crash landed on a Shirley side street minutes after taking off from the same airport.Two others died when their small plane crashed into the Moriches Inlet in October. That plane had taken off from Spadaro Airport in East Moriches.National Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to issue a preliminary report on the glider crash in about a week.last_img read more

Is old fashioned marketing still in fashion?

first_imgTraditional Marketing is dying. Or so it’s been said. But is it really? There has been much debate on the topic and while it cannot be denied that many traditional marketing channels have seen dramatic decreases, it doesn’t necessarily mean the audience for these mediums has disappeared.Digital and traditional marketing can give your members a unique experience in their own ways. Traditional marketing, however, offers something that digital marketing cannot – engagement of more than two senses. And for credit unions who are all about the member experience, and for the consumer who wants to be drawn in by an experience when they come in contact with your brand, it becomes hard to completely dismiss traditional efforts when devising your marketing plan.Let’s take a look at what some traditional marketing channels still can offer:Direct MailEveryone, for the most part, still receives direct mail. It’s a great way to get your message directly into the hands of potential members. It’s also relatively inexpensive and still proves to be highly effective. And, despite all the “junk mail” we think we get, direct mail often has fewer distractions than the increasingly cluttered online ad space. Instead of competing for attention with social media, video, and other online ads, use those channels to support your direct mail efforts with keywords, sponsored social media posts and by creating content that is interesting and will engage your target audience when they search for you online. Make it easy for them by always including your website and a call to action for other ways they can engage with you online, for instance “Visit us on Facebook for more, etc…TV Television is still one of the most effective marketing tools. Most people still have cable or satellite TV, and many still watch live TV, meaning they watch television commercials. TV is also a great way to reach a specific market. It is a bit more expensive, but many credit unions have found TV to be a profitable means of marketing and it’s a great means to keep you top of mind with target audiences.BillboardsAnother great marketing method is through large billboards. Not only are they hard to miss, advertising on a billboard allows you to market your products or brand on a large scale. When placed in strategic areas and by making them memorable with a clever tagline or attention-grabbing image, billboards leave an impression, whether the consumer realizes it or not.Radio AdsLike television, commercial radio is still thriving. Marketing products and services on radio through commercials or other means can still be effective even in this age of satellite radio and online streaming services. Most commuters still listen to the radio to and from work. And like billboards, with a catchy jingle or fun script, radio adverting leaves an impression. And, for those who claim to only listen to “commercial-free” satellite radio or streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, and even YouTube, there are still advertising opportunities within those mediums giving you a chance to reach potential members through both traditional radio and streaming radio.Bottom line: traditional marketing can still work in our increasingly digital world. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. The most comprehensive marketing strategies involve the best of both worlds in fact. Your members’ overall experience with your brand should be part of story that involves multiple touch points within digital and traditional media. After all, your existing members were more than likely first introduced to you through direct mail, print ads, billboards or other traditional marketing efforts. These are now the perfect targets for your “untraditional” efforts moving forward. 63SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Detailslast_img read more

Boris Žgomba, Uniline: Slavonia has the opportunity to become an attractive year-round destination

first_imgGiven its natural beauty, historical and cultural sights and eno-gastronomic specialties, it is time for Slavonia to start using tourist potentials more intensively and eventually grow into a year-round and attractive tourist destination. We have positive examples nearby, from Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia, and as for the tourist potential for year-round tourism in Slavonia, it is not questionable at all, the first question is whether we want, and then set it as a goal.And the time is right now, that’s why it was launched The initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia. An initiative that has raised and launched the entire tourism profession and has already succeeded in one of its most important missions – the media focus on the development of tourism in Slavonia and the continent, awakening tourism workers in Slavonia, encouraging tourist arrivals in Slavonia, and animating travel agencies to start selling tourist packages to Slavonia.In the meantime, various arrivals were made, both by private individuals and business entities that organized their team building programs in Slavonia instead of the sea. For this reason, the Management of Uniline, the leading Croatian tour operator, has decided to visit Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem counties and consider the possibility of developing multi-day destination and daily excursion programs. “We chose Slavonia as the destination for our team building in order to give it business and social support considering our know-how and the sales channels we have at our disposal.” said Boris Žgomba, President of the Board of Uniline, Vice President of the European Association and National Associations of Political Agencies and Tour Operators, President of the Association of Travel Agencies at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and a longtime member of the Croatian National Tourist Board.Thus, Uniline’s top management from Wednesday 11.10.2017. to Saturday 14.10.2017. to visit the wider area of ​​Beli Manastir, Vukovar and Osijek and talk to the representatives of these two counties and individual cities and the offices of the tourist boards of the mentioned counties and cities. By the way, Uniline, which also has the Europcar franchise in its portfolio, a rent a car operation with more than 1.200 vehicles in its fleet, is a leading Croatian tour operator that annually provides travel services to over 350 guests in Croatia and the region of Southeast Europe. .Uniline as a One stop travel companyBy entering into the management of sales processes and the entire hotel business (hotel management), the company is transformed into a complete business tourism group, that is, one stop travel company.With headquarters in Pula, a business center in Zagreb, branches throughout Croatia and offices in Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, offices in China (Shanghai) and South Korea (Seoul) and offices in Japan and Thailand, the company has become a recognizable player in international scale. In recent years, a significant focus has been placed on the markets of the United States, Canada and Australia.Related news:GREAT NEWS FOR CROATIAN TOURISM! UNILINE OPENS OFFICE IN SEOOLUNILINE WANTS TO BECOME “ONE STOP SPORT TRAVEL COMPANY” ROBERT SEDLAR, UNILINE: GREAT SUPPORT FOR THE INITIATIVE STARTED BY UNILINE BECAUSE SLAVONIA HAS A LOT TO OFFER AND SHOWlast_img read more

Buttigieg dropping out of presidential race

first_imgButtigieg took center stage when securing a narrow victory in the Iowa caucuses and earned national attention for his unflustered and professional approach in an often bitter Democratic nomination race.But his showing in South Carolina on Saturday confirmed polls suggesting he struggled to attract support among black voters — a key demographic.Joe Biden’s resounding victory in South Carolina has thrust him back into the race just days before voters go to the polls in 14 “Super Tuesday” states.  With 48 percent of the vote in South Carolina, the former vice president more than doubled the 20 percent won by national frontrunner Bernie Sanders, reviving Biden’s campaign and positioning him as the leftist senator’s main rival.Trump responded rapidly on Twitter, claiming that the Democratic party leadership would act to halt Sanders winning.”Pete Buttigieg is OUT. All of his SuperTuesday votes will go to Sleepy Joe Biden. Great timing. This is the REAL beginning of the Dems taking Bernie out of play,” Trump wrote.Topics : Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay US presidential candidate from a major party, on Sunday ended his campaign to be the Democratic nominee in the November election against Donald Trump, US media said.The 38-year-old had risen rapidly from being a virtual unknown to becoming a national political figure, but he scored poorly in the latest primary in South Carolina, coming fourth with just eight percent.He was scheduled to address supporters later Sunday in South Bend, Indiana, where he was previously the mayor.last_img read more

Brazil’s Botafogo, Fluminense protest return to pitch

first_imgRead Also: Benfica push to hire former Tottenham managerBrazil has the second-highest number of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus worldwide, after the United States: more than 1.3 million and 57,000, respectively.President Jair Bolsonaro, who has compared the virus to a “little flu,” faces criticism for downplaying the pandemic and urging an end to stay-at-home measures.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Botafogo and Fluminense, two of Rio’s biggest clubs, fought Mayor Marcelo Crivella’s decision to resume football at a time when infections are still spreading fast in Brazil. The clubs initially won a reprieve, but a court later ruled they had to resume play this weekend. Botafogo beat Cabofriense 6-2 at Nilton Santos Olympic stadium in their return. Fluminense played in the same venue, after winning a fight with the Rio de Janeiro Football Federation not to play in the Maracana stadium, where a coronavirus field hospital has been set up in the parking lot. The club argued playing there was disrespectful to victims and their families. Rio, which restarted its state tournament last week, is the first place in South America to resume professional football matches, after a three-month hiatus to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. In a new first, city hall issued a decree Friday allowing fans to return to stadiums from July 10. Organizers will initially be required to maintain a distance of four square meters around each attendee. Brazilian clubs Botafogo and Fluminense protested Sunday against the resumption of professional football in Rio de Janeiro in mid-coronavirus pandemic, as they returned to the pitch after losing a fight against the decision. Botafogo club footballer Keisuke Honda and teammates display a banner reading “A good protocol is one which respects lives” as a protest against the resumption of the Carioca Championship, before their closed-door match against Cabofriense in Rio de Janeiro “Thousands of people are still dying in Brazil and we’re forced to play football with no protection,” the president of Fluminense, Mario Bittencourt, wrote on Instagram before the club’s Rio state tournament match, which was played in an empty stadium. “Match day was always the best day of my week. But today, for the first time, I’m leaving home sad to watch my ‘Tricolor.’… I just hope we all get through this insanity unharmed.” The team, which lost 3-0 to Volta Redonda, wore jerseys stamped with the words “Thank you health-care professionals.” Earlier, Botafogo players held up a banner reading “A good protocol is one that respects lives” before their match. Botafogo also joined the worldwide protests against racism, wearing black jerseys printed with a raised fist and the words “Vidas Negras Importam” – Black Lives Matter – and taking a knee at the start of the match. The back of their jerseys read “Thank you to the professionals on the front lines against COVID-19.” Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan You Imagine Quitting A Role Because Of Dislike For W. Smith?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever Created10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

The Latest: Augusta National donates for virus tests, relief

first_imgThe gift is in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), the longtime charitable arm for the home of the Masters.Chairman Fred Ridley says the $1 million to Augusta University will help with telemedicine pre-screening, triple the number of drive-through testing lanes on campus and allow for more supplies and personnel to increase testing from 100 to 1,000 or more tests daily.The gift to the CSRA COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund goes directly to support relief efforts to those most vulnerable.“It is our hope these gifts will help address the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus throughout the city of Augusta and the greater region,” Ridley said. “We believe Augusta National has an important responsibility to support and protect the community who has so generously and consistently supported us for many years.”___ The CFL has postponed the start of training camps due to the coronavirus pandemic.League commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the pandemic has made it unsafe for players and coaches to gather as scheduled.The league has not given an indication of when camps might open.Postponing training camps increases the likelihood of the CFL delaying the start of its 2020 regular season.___ The Pac-12 Conference has extended its suspension of organized team activities through May 31 because of the new coronavirus.Virtual group activities, including film study, are allowed up to two hours per week in football and four hours per week in other sports. Coaches are allowed to recommend written, self-directed workout plans, and videos on workout plans are allowed to show proper form and technique.___Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he has been cleared by medical officials after testing positive for the new coronavirus earlier this month.In a message posted late Sunday on Twitter, Smart says he was informed of the news Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. He thanked everyone for their support. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.Tokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year.The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.This year’s games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. But the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8.There had been talk of switching the Olympics to spring, a move that would coincide with the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. But it would also clash with European soccer and North American sports leagues. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Augusta National is donating $2 million, split evenly to Augusta University to expand testing for the new coronavirus and to a local relief agency to help those affected financially by the pandemic. March 30, 2020 “Stay safe and stay together — apart!” Smart wrote.Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Five days later, Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert announced he had tested positive for COVID-19, triggering rolling shutdowns of sports around the world.Smart tested positive on March 19. He had been in isolation since then and was being monitoring by Celtics medical staff. His teammates, coaches and staff members were also tested, but those tests have come back negative.___The British and Irish Lions and SA Rugby have delayed the ticket ballots in Europe and South Africa and the release of the supporters’ tour packages because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press MLS will likely schedule more midweek games and push back its MLS Cup championship game into mid-December in a bid to play a full season, according to Eales. He added that the playoffs could begin in mid-November — around the time MLS had been planning its title game.___General manager Brian MacLellan says no Washington Capitals players have tested positive for COVID-19 or shown any symptoms after using the same locker room as NBA players who later tested positive.MacLellan says the team hasn’t had any sickness complaints from players related to the coronavirus pandemic that suspended the NHL season. The Capitals followed the NBA’s Utah Jazz in the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden in New York in early March. Two Jazz players tested positive.MacLellan said on a conference call Monday that “we’re pretty much daily checking in with players to see if they’re exhibiting any” symptoms. The governing body of track and field says it supports the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and is working with organizers in Eugene, Oregon, to move its world championships to 2022.World Athletics says “everyone needs to be flexible and compromise.”The 2021 track worlds were scheduled to be next year from Aug. 6-15.World Athletics says it will consult with the organizers of the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships. Those are other major track events scheduled to take place in 2022.___center_img Four NHL players have tested positive for the new coronavirus: two on the Ottawa Senators and two on the Colorado Avalanche. NHL chief medical officer Winne Meeuwisse said last week he was “thankful” the numbers have been low.___The Irish Open has become the latest European Tour golf event to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament was scheduled for May 28-31. There will now be no play on the tour until June at the earliest. The next possible tournament is the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco from June 4-7.The Irish Open is one of the high-profile events that make up the tour’s Rolex Series and had prize money of $7 million this year. It was due to be hosted by Graeme McDowell at the Mount Juliet Estate in County Kilkenny. The Latest: Augusta National donates for virus tests, relief Regular tour events in Kenya, India, Malaysia, China, Spain, Portugal and Denmark have already been postponed or canceled.European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says “we will continue to evaluate all aspects of our 2020 European Tour schedule, and discussions on the rescheduling of postponed events will remain ongoing until we have clarity on the global situation.” ___The governing body of swimming welcomed the new Tokyo Olympic dates without giving any detail of how to reschedule its own world championships in Japan next year.FINA’s biennial worlds were planned for July 16-Aug. 1, 2021, in Fukuoka. That slot is now taken by the Tokyo Olympics. FINA says knowing the Olympic dates “is very helpful to federations and athletes everywhere.”The governing body of track quickly committed to pushing back its world championships to 2022. But FINA has the added complication of the 2022 Commonwealth Games because many top swimmers compete in both events.___The governing body of triathlon says it wanted the rescheduled Olympics to be held earlier in the year to avoid the summer heat but has accepted the new dates.World Triathlon president Marisol Casado says “even though we would have preferred to move the games to earlier dates, where the impact of the heat was a bit lower, we agreed that these dates are the best solution.” ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Atlanta United President Darren Eales says Major League Soccer still intends to play a full 34-game schedule this season, even though the league will be shuttered for at least two months because of the new coronavirus.Eales says MLS is more fortunate than other leagues around the world that play the traditional fall-to-spring schedule and may have trouble completing their seasons in such a compressed time frame.MLS was just two weeks into its season when play was halted March 12 because of the pandemic. The league has set a tentative return date of May 10, though the growing death toll in the United States could force that date to be pushed back.Eales says everything is on the table, including the possibility of resuming league play in empty stadiums.“We’re fortunate that we had just started our season,” he said Monday during a teleconference with Atlanta media. “We have the whole calendar year to reschedule the games we missed. The emphasis is on playing all 34 games plus the playoffs.” Both were to be launched next month for the tour in July 2021.“Everyone’s priorities are in doing everything they can to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are no exception,” SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said in a statement on Monday. “We ask our passionate rugby supporters to please bear with us during this difficult time.”The eight-match tour is going ahead as scheduled despite clashing with the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The tests are on July 24 — the day after the games open — July 31, and Aug. 7.___ All sports federations involved in the Olympics signed off on the new dates.Casado says “I am absolutely confident that we will have magnificent games in Tokyo next summer, with the help and support of all of us involved in the preparations for hosting the event.”The International Olympic Committee previously moved the marathons and race walking events to Japan’s northern city of Sapporo and scheduled most of them to start early in the morning to avoid the heat in Tokyo.Triathlon has remained in the capital even though it includes running.___last_img read more