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The Belle of Amherst, Starring Joely Richardson, Sets Early Closing Date

first_imgThe revival of William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst, starring stage and screen star Joely Richardson, will end its off-Broadway run early on November 23. Originally set to shutter on January 25, 2015, at time of closing the production, which opened on October 19, will have played 14 previews and 41 regular performances. In The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson’s poems, diaries and letters are woven into an illuminating portrait of the prolific wordsmith. Dickinson’s encounters with close friends and family and her often-amusing observations come to life on stage. The play originally premiered on Broadway in 1976. View Commentscenter_img The one-woman-play is directed by Steve Cosson and is running at the Westside Theatre.last_img read more

Are you living under a rock?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr August 1st is less than three months away. I hope you understand the significance of this date. If you don’t, you may have been living under a rock for awhile. The Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure (TRID) goes into effect on that day.TRID is the CFPB’s latest attempt to protect consumers from themselves. According to their small entity compliance guide, the CFPB says “The TILA-RESPA rule consolidates four existing disclosures required under TILA and RESPA for closed-end credit transactions secured by real property into two forms: a Loan Estimate that must be delivered or placed in the mail no later than the third business day after receiving the consumer’s application, and a Closing Disclosure that must be provided to the consumer at least three business days prior to consummation.”I’ve heard some who think this is a disclosure regulation. And it primarily is. It changes the TIL and RESPA forms and changes the closing process. Because of this, some are relying primarily on their software or forms provider to make sure they are in compliance. continue reading »last_img read more

Cooperatives transform Cuba

first_imgCUNA economist witnesses the power of cooperatives Bill MerrickBefore Mike Schenk ventured into Cuba for a tour of the country’s cooperatives, he envisioned experiencing extreme poverty, a heavy police/military presence—and a Spartan diet of rice and beans.While the island nation of 11.1 million certainly has its challenges—in addition to a long and complicated history—Schenk was happy to find many of his preconceptions were unfounded.“People are definitely poor by American standards, but the Cuban health care and educational systems are held in high regard. And the nation excels in many measures of societal welfare, including life expectancy, infant mortality, literacy, and educational attainment,” says Schenk, CUNA’s vice president of economics and statistics and board treasurer at $2 billion asset Summit Credit Union in Madison, Wis.His most surreal moment came when the group visited a remote farm—only to see a bus packed with Wisconsin tourists wearing Bucky Badger gear. “That was an eye-opener. It really drove home the point that things are changing quickly,” he says. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Westbury: The Center Of It All

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For nearly four centuries, the Village of Westbury, nearby Old Westbury, and the surrounding areas have perpetually flourished, nurtured by a central location on prime Long Island real estate. Earlier still, the stretch of Jericho Turnpike that winds through Westbury was once a trail used by Massapequa Indians. The view may be different today, but the commute is the same.Back in the mid-1600s, when the first Europeans began settling the once-vast Long Island prairie known as the Hempstead Plains, an English Quaker named Edmond Titus built a homestead on a prime tract of grassland, amid 12,000 acres purchased purchased by Captain John Seaman in the 1640s from the Algonquian Tribe. Another Quaker settler, Henry Willis, christened the area “Westbury” in 1675, after his hometown of Westbury, Wiltshire, England. More Quaker families soon arrived, and by 1700 Westbury’s first Society of Friends meeting house was built.Today, much has changed since Westbury’s humble Quaker beginnings. Westbury now boasts one of the most racially and culturally diverse populations on the Island, while Old Westbury — long a Gold Coast stomping ground — is regularly ranked one of the wealthiest places in America. That’s also why it’s a truly vibrant region to visit, whether you’ve got shopping, dining, or fun and games on your agenda.The truth is, there are lots of reasons for visitors to spend time in Westbury, whether you’re from out of town, or just the next town over. Popular Westbury draws include:NYCB Theater at WestburyPASSION FOR THE ARTSLong Island’s live entertainment scene owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to the NYCB Theater at Westbury (960 Brush Hollow Rd., 516-247-5200,, a.k.a. the Westbury Music Fair, consistently one of the area’s most enjoyable venues to catch a show at for generations. There’s really nothing quite like a performance on its ever-so-slowly rotating round stage, paired with the intimate feel of the room. What’s also great about the venue is the wide array of acts that come through; upcoming appearances include Los Lobos, Jay Leno, Styx, Dwight Yoakam, and John Cleese.Westbury is also home to The Space at Westbury Theater (250 Post Ave., 516-283-5575,, a vibrant and eclectic entertainment venue occupying the Tudor-styled former Westbury Movie Theater, first opened in 1927. Reborn in recent years, the Space is now an anchor of Post Avenue with its impressive façade, complemented by state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems within. Don’t miss upcoming performances by Carl Palmer, Phil Vassar and the ever-popular Pink Floyd tribute, the Machine.An artist’s rendering of the exterior of Lesso Home in Westbury.SHOP AND PLAYSometimes, a store is so popular, it ensures a steady stream of visitors to a neighborhood. That’s the case in Westbury with department store Century 21 (1085 Old Country Rd., 516-333-5200,, which beckons to fashion-savvy bargain hunters from all over the 516 and 631. The only thing more impressive than the selection are the prices.Another of Westbury’s main shopping hubs, the Mall at the Source (1504 Old Country Rd., 516-228-2110), is in the process of being reborn as the mega home goods store Lesso Home New York Market. In the meantime though, some of the key remaining anchors of the old Source mall still provide ample reasons to visit; stop in and enjoy a meal at P.F. Chang’s or The Cheesecake Factory while you still can. It’s also a good excuse to hit the arcade at Dave & Buster’s, if you really need an excuse at all.Better yet, find a few like-minded gamers and book a slot at Escape of a Lifetime (473 Old Country Rd., 516-780-4420,, where you can choose from three different themed escape rooms, with varying levels of difficulty. Break into Da Vinci’s Study to steal his manuscripts, or pretend you’re a bank robber and flee The Vault before the cops arrive. Or, if you’re really up for a challenge, escape from The Asylum, before you become a permanent resident. THE LOUNGE OF LIFEWhen the hustle and bustle of the Westbury area make you crave a little downtime, luckily there’s a long list of local watering holes and night spots where you can kick back and unwind in style. One neighborhood favorite is His & Hers Bar & Lounge (259 Post Ave., 516-385-3335), where the bartenders are friendly and you can order specialty martinis in flavors like mango, guava, tamarind, peach, and pineapple. Another popular hangout is Friar’s Tavern (231 Post Ave., 516-333-3893), located across from The Space, so it’s a slam-dunk choice for pre- or post-gaming a concert. You’ll also love the great drink prices and all-around good vibes.For a vibe of an entirely different color, try The Polo Lounge (1100 Jericho Tpke., 516-333-7117,, a swanky, old-school restaurant and lounge with 1940s flair, located inside the Westbury Manor catering hall. There are no tables — just booths — perfect for relaxing and enjoying the top-flight food and expertly crafted cocktails. Similarly unique is the Mystique Hookah Lounge (973 Old Country Rd., 516-385-2320,, the area’s preferred location for sharing some shisha with friends. It’s open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, which is perfect for late-night smokers.Old Westbury Gardens.GOING GATSBYWestbury’s fertile terrain wasn’t just prized in the past as farmland; in the 19th century it also attracted the New York elite, who came to hunt, ride, and play polo on the Hempstead Plains. This burgeoning new community of ultrawealthy landowners became the incorporated Village of Old Westbury in 1924, and today it’s still the home of one of the richest concentrations of Americans in the U.S. You may not be able to afford an Old Westbury address, but it sure is a nice place to visit.There’s really no better (or cheaper) way to live like Old Westbury gentry than to spend a leisurely afternoon at Old Westbury Gardens (71 Old Westbury Rd., 516-333-0048,, the former estate of steel magnate John Shaffer Phipps. Converted to a museum in 1959, it is now open to the public for tours from late April through October. The centerpiece is Westbury House, built in 1906 by designer George A. Crawley, channeling 17th and 18th century English architecture. It is surrounded by 216 acres of landscaped formal and informal gardens, plus fields and woodlands. There’s no better reminder of why the area’s first settlers — up through its residents of today — are happy to call Westbury home.WHERE TO STAYCourtyard by Marriott Westbury Long Island1800 Privado Rd., 516-542-1001, marriott.comHilton Garden Inn Westbury1575 Privado Rd., 516-683-8200, hilton.comHoliday Inn Westbury – Long Island369 Old Country Rd., 516-997-5000, holidayinn.comRed Roof PLUS+ Long Island – Garden City699 Dibblee Dr., 516-794-2555, redroof.comViana Hotel & Spa3998 Brush Hollow Rd., 516-338-7777, ‎WHERE TO DINEBlack Label Burgers683 Old Country Rd., 516-333-6059, blacklabelburgersny.comCafé Baci1636 Old Country Rd., 516-832-8888, cafebacirestaurant.comPollos El Paisa989 Old Country Rd., 516-338-5858, polloselpaisali.comSteve’s Piccola Bussola649 Old Country Rd., 516-333-1335, stevespiccolabussola.comTesoro’s Ristorante967 Old Country Rd., 516-334-0022, tesorosrestaurant.comlast_img read more

Altior on course for Betfair Tingle Creek | Racing News

first_img“He looked quite dreamy out there today, but I had to use him as a pacemaker. He enjoyed himself, but he is better aiming at something. He is miles better when he is aiming at a fence.“When you see him schooling, it’s frightening and you think you should be aiming at the King’s Stand not the Tingle Creek, he is so quick. Nico might enjoy it, but I certainly don’t. He is just brilliant, and that lights his fire.”Henderson has made no secret of his regret at running Altior in the 1965 Chase last term, with testing conditions and the step up to two miles and five furlongs taking its toll when tackling Cyrname – who is the highest-rated jumper in training.- Advertisement – The Seven Barrows handler added: “The start of last season was a complete disaster, and I’ve said ever since we shouldn’t have run. The ground was diabolical – and you didn’t need that head-to-head, with both having their first run of the season.“You would have had a prep race first, and we hadn’t had a racecourse gallop, and it bottomed him.”Last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Santini was also in action at Newbury, working with Ladbrokes Trophy entry Beware The Bear.De Boinville was seemingly hard at work aboard the eight-year-old in his spin, but Henderson was unconcerned as he reports Santini to be another who shines when presented with an obstacle, rather than working on the level.He said: “He had an entry in the Betfair Chase. When he came in, that is what we were aiming at.“But I never really thought that was his sort of track, and I don’t think Kempton is either – which makes life quite difficult because he is a horse that wants a big, galloping track and he wants some fences to light him up.“If you saw him schooling the other morning, he was electric, but he doesn’t do an awful lot in between.”Henderson is still planning to head to Aintree next month with Santini, before a possible defence of his Cotswold Chase crown in January and then the Denman Chase in February.The trainer added: “The Many Clouds is where I think we will aim for first, as there really is no three-mile galloping track for him. If he went to the Many Clouds, you have then got the Cotswold Chase and the Denman back here.” A splint issue derailed Altior’s Queen Mother Champion Chase defence at Cheltenham in March, but Henderson believes the brilliant two-miler is now back to his best.Altior worked with Champion Hurdle heroine Epatante on Tuesday morning – and while Nico de Boinville’s mount came off second best at the end of the gallop, Henderson described his role as that of a “pacemaker” for his fellow stable star.He said: “He is good and is heading for the Tingle Creek. He loves his jumping. If you would have seen him on Thursday, it was terrifying. He just jumped fences.- Advertisement – Altior is firmly on course for next month’s Betfair Tingle Creek Chase after satisfying trainer Nicky Henderson in his Newbury gallop.The 10-year-old is on something of a retrieval mission this term after relinquishing his unbeaten record over obstacles when beaten by Cyrname at Ascot last November, and then taking time to recover from those exertions before returning with victory in the Game Spirit Chase in February.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Fringe development

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Hope Island lakeside gem on the market

first_img14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island.The waterfront estate facilities and residential area are centred around a 2.6ha private marina and boardwalk promenade.There is a residents’ recreational centre that includes a 25m lap pool, gym, barbecue facilities and function room.Body corporate fees are $52 a week.Bev Buckley of Harcourts Broadwater – Labrador is marketing 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island at offers over $820,000. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island is on the market at offers over $820,000.THIS house combines contemporary style with a stunning lakeside location.Vendors Lorraine and Ron Mills bought the two-storey property in Hope Island’s Cova estate in April, 2015.“It is a lovely location and so central to everything,” Mrs Mills said.“We have a miniature schnauzer Bentley and we often walk around the marina and meet all of our friends.” 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island.There is also a media room, and a guest bedroom that could be used as an office on the ground level.“It’s got a wardrobe and would make a fabulous teenage retreat or home office.”Upstairs features a kingsize master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, two other bedrooms and a bathroom.Other features include a security system, reverse-cycle airconditioning, water tank and porcelain tiles. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island. 14 Spinnaker Way, Hope Island.The retirees had lived beside water before and knew of its benefits.“It’s just such a cool and refreshing house,” Mrs Mills said.“If you’re by the water you’ve always got a lovely cool house.”From the outside the house stands out with its modern clean lines and red feature wall.Inside the open-plan design on the ground level creates a welcoming and comfortable vibe throughout.“You can look out over the parklands and it’s just a lovely view,” Mrs Mills said.This level features the kitchen, dining and living areas that open out to the alfresco area and pool.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago“We have a lot of our meals out there,” Mrs Mills said.“Breakfast is always out there and we usually have dinner out there of an evening.”last_img read more

Dutch airline KLM wins case against pilot union over pensions indexation

first_imgAn Amsterdam court has ruled that Dutch airline KLM is under no obligation to plug a funding gap at its pension fund for pilots that would allow the scheme to grant full indexation.In summary proceedings brought by union VNV, the court decided that KLM’s expected additional contribution – estimated at €600m by the airline – was large enough for the company to cancel its agreement to meet a funding shortfall.The court also ruled that the agreement, terminated unilaterally by KLM, had not been covered by a binding collective labour agreement (CAO) between the employer and the pilots union.KLM had argued that it would have had to pay €600m by the end of this year as a consequence of the new financial assessment framework (nFTK), which increased the required funding level for full indexation from 105% to 122%. It said it could not afford to pay the additional premium, which the union estimated at €115m.The court said KLM  and the union could not have foreseen the financial effects of the nFTK when the pilot-scheme agreement was made in 2007.It also ruled that the four-month notice given by KLM had been sufficiently large, adding that VNV could have seen it coming.The court pointed out that planning for the nFTK had already begun in 2012, from which point the airline requested a new, more sustainable agreement.It did not, however, address the VNV’s argument that the pension fund reimbursed KLM €250m in the past.The union said it was now weighing its legal options.The €8.2bn Pensioenfonds Vliegend Personeel KLM, which also recently announced “legal steps” against the airline, declined to comment on its position.Last week, it said it would focus its case on KLM’s unilateral decision to cancel its contract for pension provision with the pension fund.It previously claimed that KLM lacked an important reason for terminating the contract and that the employer had given too short notice.It also argued that a premium reduction for KLM – agreed two years ago – could not be reconciled with the company’s decision to cancel its agreement.last_img read more

Dominican artist Colton T on the move in Jamaica

first_img 196 Views   no discussions Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Colton TDominica’s youngest rising dancehall/reggae artist has been making a name for himself in Jamaica.Colton “Colton T” Thomas who is well known for his popular tunes “Can’t be Friends and “Everything & More” left stateside over one month ago to further promote his music in Jamaica and different parts of the world.While in Jamaica, the artist who hails from the goodwill community has been featured on various popular television shows including Hype Tv, and R.E TV.Colton T is also planning to re-release a hot new single “It’s Summer” on the streets of Jamaica.His hit single “Can’t be Friends has also been receiving tremendous airplay and support from several television stations not only in Jamaica but other Caribbean islands like Barbados’s Carib Vision.His homeland Dominica has also played its part. The local radio stations have been pushing his music.Colton T has also been representing Dominica in the streets of Kingston, holding studio talks with top Jamaican producers with the aim of re-introducing several of his popular renditions.“We local Artist often Release songs in Dominica however it rarely gets anywhere far,” Colton T says.According to him, while some artists complain about not being included on various shows, they make little or no effort at promoting themselves in the right way.“Proper marketing is essential to the development of any artist and this is what I am trying to achieve. I am just working hard to make myself that marketable product that can one day be known for the gift that i have been blessed with,” he explained.Meantime plans are in the pipeline for several major collaborations with renowned international reggae artists like Warrior King who is well known for hits like “Virtuous Woman”.The singer has also dropped “Karma”-one of his latest songs- on the amoure riddim with Jamaican producer “Shady” who is well known for his work with top artist in the business on the Donesome Records Project.Colton T is expected to back on island next week.Watch Colton T on Hype Tv’s “Up and Live”[youtube][/youtube]For bookings; contact or contact 767 617 0585.Press Release Share Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Dominican artist Colton T on the move in Jamaica by: – June 4, 2012center_img Share Sharing is caring! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sharelast_img read more

Man nabbed for serious physical injury charge

first_imgThe suspect was taken to the Miag-ao municipal police station. The court recommended an P18,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN The 30-year-old Regie Balbon, a resident of the village, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, police said.center_img ILOILO City – Charged with serious physical injury, a man was nabbed in Barangay Gines, Miag-ao, Iloilo.last_img