Heathers Takeover! 4 Ways to Get Your Slushie Fix Before The Show Closes

first_img 1. Hear the Cast Wail at 54 Below July 29 at 54 Below If you’ve listened to the killer cast album, you know the cast of Heathers is capable of some epic belting. Luckily, they’re all performing the songs of Heathers co-composer Laurence O’Keefe and his wife, lyricist Nell Benjamin live—so in addition to selections from Heathers, you’ll get to hear them sing Legally Blonde, Bat Boy and more. Hold me, Heather Chandler! Related Shows 4. See the Show at New World Stages Through August 4 Your turn, Heather! Grab a slushie and catch the wacky, wild and irreverent tuner in the flesh at off-Broadway’s New World Stages, starring Charissa Hogeland, Dave Thomas Brown, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Elle McLemore and Kristolyn Lloyd. But we’re warning you—someone’s gonna get hurt. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 School’s out for Heathers—the zany musical take on the ’80s cult movie concludes its off-Broadway run August 4. But before you chug a big cup of Draino in protest (uh, just kidding, don’t ever do that), there are still four more ways to worship at the altar of Heather, Heather, Heather and Veronica before the musical closes. Ready for an oh-so-very week? Here comes a Heathers takeover! 2. Watch the Movie Under the Stars July 30 at SummerScreen in McCarren Park Let’s face it, we’ve all wanted to tell a stranger on a beach towel to “f*ck me gently with a chainsaw.” Well, now is your chance! McCarren Park will screen the 1988 movie that started it all in the great outdoors. Fingers crossed someone will bring croquet mallets and start an impromptu game. View Comments 3. Rock Out to “Candy Store” in the Park July 31 at Bryant Park Has the catchiest song since “Let It Go” officially invaded your brain? Instead of fighting it, embrace it on your lunch break. The cast of Heathers will perform a few of their hits from 12:30 to 1:30 at Broadway in Bryant Park, along with stars from Rock of Ages, Once and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. How very. Heathers: The Musicallast_img read more

Long Trail stewards welcome new executive director

first_imgThe Green Mountain Club today announced the choice of Will Wiquist as the organization’s new executive director.  Wiquist is the first new director in more than a decade for the 101-year old, 10,000 member club which maintains Vermont’s Long Trail network and seeks to promote the role of the mountains in people’s lives.Wiquist previously served for more than three and a half years as press secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).  Among other public relations responsibilities, he managed the senator’s highly active social media presence including leading the way in building the largest Facebook page in the U.S. Senate. “We are really pleased to have Will Wiquist as our new Executive Director,’ said Marge Fish of Londonderry, president of the Green Mountain Club. ‘He brings great energy and enthusiasm to the job. He has already shown that he can review and absorb large amounts of information, interact with a diverse group of people, and triage the most important issues to work on. We look forward to a long and productive association with him.”Prior to working for Sanders, Wiquist worked as compliance director for now-Rep. Peter Welch’s 2006 campaign for Congress and a senior analyst for the Federal Election Commission. He also has extensive campaign experience in volunteer organizing.  Wiquist has a Masters in Public Policy from American University and an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College.‘The Green Mountain Club is a wonderful Vermont institution led by dedicated volunteers and a talented and experienced staff.  It is a great honor to be a part of this community,’ Wiquist said. Following the highly-successful tenure of Ben Rose as director, Wiquist began work Monday in the club’s Waturbury headquarters and visitor center on Route 100 headed into Stowe.  Open seven days a week during the hiking season, and five days a week the rest of the year, the visitor center was completed in 2009 and is open to the public for maps, merchandise, hiking expertise and even free coffee.The Green Mountain Club is recognized by the state of Vermont as the “the founder, sponsor, defender, and protector” of the Long Trail system.  With its 273-mile footpath, 175 miles of side trails, and nearly 70 primitive shelters, the Long Trail is the oldest long distance trail in the United States. In addition to the 445-mile Long Trail System, the club also maintains much of the Appalachian Trail and other hiking trail systems in Vermont in partnership with organizations including the U.S. Forest Service, Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.Source: Green Mountain Club.last_img read more

Forkin shows potential for Syracuse after transitioning from midfield to attack

first_img Published on February 11, 2015 at 12:16 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ J.T. Forkin received a pass 5 yards behind the goal, and 15 yards to the left of it. He cradled the stick with his left hand, ran a semi-circle around the goal, leapt and rifled the ball into the top-left corner while drawing contact.It was the redshirt freshman’s first career goal — albeit to put Syracuse up 12 against Siena in garbage time — but one that showcased what he has in his back pocket as a converted attack.Forkin transitioned to Syracuse’s attack from midfield in the offseason after a conversation with assistant coach Kevin Donahue before fall practice began. He’s already impressed at his new position, logging two goals and an assist in No. 4 SU’s (1-0) 21-7 win over Siena on Saturday, and he continues to blossom at the position while taking note of the tendencies of starting attacks Kevin Rice, Randy Staats and Dylan Donahue.“We have one of the top attack lines in the country,” Forkin said. “I’m just learning so much from all three of those guys and really trying to improve my game based on what they do.”At Long Beach (New York) High School, Forkin was named the Nassau County Attackman of the Year in his senior season after scoring 57 goals. When he came to SU, he found himself caught on the back end of a crowded midfield unit and was uncomfortable at the position, Rice said, so Forkin decided to redshirt. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe practiced primarily at midfielder in his first year, but started playing as an attack on the scout team toward the end of the season. In the offseason, Forkin knew he had to get quicker if he wanted to play on the attack for good. He emphasized improving his change of direction on the field, and also harped on strengthening his stick skills with his right hand since he’s a natural lefty.Forkin still plays on the scout team in his second year with the Orange, but has impressed the coaching staff beyond just the practice field.With four minutes left in Saturday’s game and the Orange up 19-7, Forkin received a pass 5 yards to the right of the goal with Saints defender Max Bonsall coming at him hard. Forkin deftly spun away from pressure, sent Bonsall flying and calmly slotted the ball in the bottom-left corner.“He’s not 6-foot-3, he’s probably 5-foot-9-ish, so it’s hard for defenders to get their hands on his hips and get him out,” SU head coach John Desko said. “He’s got a nose for the goal and he’s playing very well.”On Saturday, Forkin, sophomore Jeff Desko and redshirt freshman Matt Lane composed the second-line attack and got plenty of playing time in a game that was decided early.The other two combined for a single assist, as Forkin made his case to be the next man up down the road after Rice, Staats and Donahue.“Hopefully next time I get an opportunity I have another good showing,” Forkin said. “Down the line it might come my time.”Though the first three is set in stone, Desko said Forkin could very well be the next in line simply based on his ability to dodge. Rice added that if someone on the first line gets hurt, Forkin’s chance could very well present itself.And while Desko said Forkin would still need to learn all the different offenses to be that fourth option on the attack, the package that Forkin’s already displayed has him primed to do so.Said Rice: “He’s going to be a guy for the future to keep an eye on, for sure.” Commentslast_img read more

5th PUSAG Sports Festival opens in Abetifi on July 1

first_imgPrivate Universities in Ghana will lock horns in a healthy sports competition on July 1, 2013.The host university is the Presbyterian University, Abetifi.Participating universities include All Nations University College, Catholic University College, Central University College and Datalink University.Others are Garden City University College, Ghana Baptist University College, Jayee University, Wisconsin International University College and Valley View University.The Private Universities Sports Association of Ghana (PUSAG) was formed to encourage interaction between faculty and staff of private universities through diverse sporting activities.The sports initiative is in its 5th year. The maiden edition was organised by the Central University College at the Elwak Sports stadium. Last year’s event was held at the University of Ghana and hosted by Wisconsin International University College. The African University College of Communication won the men’s football with Valley View University and Central University College winning the Volleyball men and women respectively.This year’s competition will be in the following disciplines; Volley ball and Football. Other disciplines include 400 meter race for faculty and staff above 50 years and the 200 metre “Obolo Race”. There will also be indoor games such as scrabble, chess and Ludo.According to Mr. Kwame Amankrah Appiah the Organising Secretary of PUSAG, the aim of this initiative is to foster stronger bonds between private universities while maintaining healthy bodies.last_img read more

13 more deaths reported over the weekend in Iowa due to COVID-19

first_imgDES MOINES (AP) — Iowa health officials reported a total of 13 more deaths over the weekend linked to COVID-19 and 496 new positive cases.As of Sunday morning, 602 people in Iowa have died from coronavirus in the state with 21,589 cases of the virus having been confirmed in the state since the outbreak started.Nearly half of Iowa’s coronavirus cases are located in four counties: Polk, Woodbury, Black Hawk and Buena Vista.last_img

Swift Economic Recovery in Sight

first_imgThe World Bank Group (WBG) has outlined several development initiatives that would assist Liberia in its post-Ebola recovery exercise. Through its President Jim Yong Kim, the WBG named five strategic areas that the bank is to prioritize in order to get the Liberian economy back on track.The World Bank has also pledged to help government manage the consequences of the Ebola epidemic on the public accounts. The bank, according to its president, is working closely with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in preparing several tranches of budget support to the government.The WBG President, who was on a one day visit to Liberia, said he and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other government officials, during a closed-door meeting, discussed the importance of finishing the job on Ebola and beginning the work on economic recovery.He made the disclosure at a press stakeout with President Sirleaf in the foyer of the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. Dr. Kim was heading a high level World Bank delegation to the country. He noted that the WBG is committed to help Liberian authorities in the coming 18 months in key areas that would help reawaken the economy as quickly as possible.With the Ebola outbreak at a stabilized stage, next up in the hearts and minds of many is the status of the already fragile Liberian economy, which has plummeted further as a result of the epidemic, thus the imminent intervention of the WBG is indeed a highly welcome move.This means that the worries of some government officials, especially President Sirleaf and Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh, are at the verge of being alleviated to some extent.It is recalled that Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Konneh, recently said that in the face of the ongoing Ebola crisis, the Liberian economy is being dealt a huge blows, receding by over 6 percent in less than six months.He said the gross domestic product (GDP) was projected to have grown by 5.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014, but it is now revised downward to 0.4 percent due to the health crisis in the country. In 2013, projected GDP growth was 8.0 percent, but it was later revised downward to 5.9 percent prior to the Ebola outbreak.GDP growth was further projected downward to 2.5 percent after the Ebola outbreak and has now shrunk into negative growth.With the increasing threats the Ebola outbreak poses to the economy, the Liberian Government also revised its draft fiscal budget downward reducing revenue projections from over US$540 million to about US$470 million. This is happening in the face of increasing government spending.Dr. Kim speaking at the press stakeout said the WBG, which has already provided US$200 million dollars to Liberia for the Ebola crisis, is in collaboration with some financial institutions preparing several tranches of budget support to the government. This will help alleviate some of government’s worries and fears.He said the bank will continue to support the government’s ambitious plan to get to zero cases as soon as possible. This involves making sure that every community is protected from the virus and that all Liberians have access to the health care they deserve.“But we don’t need to wait to get to zero to start working on the economic recovery, so our second area of support is agriculture. Agriculture is a key pillar of the Liberian economy and we are concerned that agricultural production has dropped as a result of the epidemic,”“We will help Liberian farmer recover from this crisis. We must make sure that the Ebola outbreak is not followed by a food security crisis,” he said.The bank is also poised to help improve selected infrastructure that are critical for economic competitiveness, such as urban infrastructure, access to electricity, and the construction of roads and bridges that connect farmers to markets.He congratulated the government for its leadership in handling the emergency response to Ebola, further encouraging President Sirleaf to continue working with neighbors to strengthen the regional response and promote greater regional integration.President Sirleaf welcomed Dr. Kim and his delegation to Liberia and said that the Bank has been a long standing partner to Liberia beginning in the 1960s and has supported much of the country’s development efforts.“In most recent years, we have had from you and your team the kind of support that has enabled us to make a lot of progress on our vision 2030 and our Agenda for Transformation.The Bank’s support cut across many sectors including energy, roads, agriculture, health, education, in all of which the Liberian leader said the country has made much progress as a result of the Bank’s support and that of other partners.She said Dr. Kim has been exceptional in his support to Liberia since the outbreak of the virus by bringing his personal knowledge of the health sector and organizing some of his colleagues in the sector, who in turn have become partners to the government.He has also provided support that have enabled Liberians to combat the disease and “I dare say the progress we have made come from that very support, including budgetary support.“As we continue to work with you, moving along our plans of being able to treat the disease, moving on to making sure that our communities take responsibilities to ensure that we move up to zero and at some point in time being very conscious that we remain resilient as a people,” said President Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more