The Good and the True Opens Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Reichlin’s one man play Sholom Aleichem: Now You’re Talking! has been performed in the West End, in New York and in several countries throughout Europe. Scott has appeared on stage previously in off-Broadway and regional productions including Butoh Electra, Unmanned, Barbarians and The Time of Your Life. Written by Daniel and Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels, the play intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people—Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. They both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators—but this pales in significance compared to their earlier lives enduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. The American premiere of The Good and the True opens officially on August 3 at off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production stars Saul Reichlin and Hannah D. Scott, who, as previously announced, has stepped in for Isobel Pravda. The Good and The True Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014last_img read more

The Big Chill: Cold Cheese Pizza Craze Heats Up

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A steamy, thin-crust pizza slice soaked in tongue-tingling tomato sauce blanketed with graded mozzarella cheese right out of the oven will forever reign supreme on Long Island.There’s no argument.But LI happens to be blessed with hundreds—if not thousands—of pizzerias littered across the island, many of which have conquered the regular slice and eventually turned pizza-making into a fine art—adding a seemingly endless amount of toppings, from onions and olives to full-on salads and buffalo and barbeque chicken, to their menus. The slice itself has become a canvas for pizza makers to enjoy creative freedom and push the limits of what they can do.Naturally, some styles will emerge that challenges the conventional wisdom of oven-cooked pizza.Welcome, cold cheese pizza.The few—but smart—pizza gurus on LI that produce this odd slice, which entails sprinkling a handful of cold cheese on top of a steaming hot slice or pie, concede that it wasn’t their invention.“I know it’s an upstate thing,” says Al Fortina, part owner of Cataffo’s Pizza in Stony Brook.Cold cheese pizza did indeed originate north of here, but it has quickly shaken up the pizza landscape in Nassau and Suffolk counties, with late-night crowds fawning over the specialty slice and forcing other pizzerias to get in on the action. Visit Little Vincent’s Pizza in Huntington on a Friday or Saturday night and the pizza of choice may overwhelmingly be cold cheese. The same goes for the crowd at Town Pizza in Ocean Beach—a wooden shack that thrives during summer months on Fire Island.“[It’s] something that got popular maybe two years ago,” says a worker picking up the phone at Town Pizza.Little Vincent’s, however, has been churning out the popular slice for close to three decades.Dan Rossi, who manages the Huntington location, was preparing for the busy lunch crowd on a recent morning when the topic of cold cheese came up. He chuckled at the slice’s growing popularity, especially considering Little Vincent’s history of preparing only a plain slice.“That’s our whole menu,” Rossi jokes of the regular slice.Rossi introduced cold cheese to Huntington in 1985 when college students returning home waxed poetic about their experience shoving down slices with a mountain of extra cheese. He decided to give them what they wanted. Soon, customers started spreading the news of the cold cheese invasion across LI.“I didn’t even know what it was,” Rossi recalls. “I thought it was extra cheese melted. And they explained what it was, and you just take a handful of cold cheese and put it on top.”Rossi, who says he’s only had one such slice in his life, grabs a handful of shredded cheese and dumps it over a sizzling slice as a demonstration.Little Vincent’s in Huntington has made a name for itself among pizza aficionados on Long Island.“It’s the sensation of you go from the cold to a warm slice or hot slice,” he adds. “It’s like you’re getting the best of both worlds.”And more and more people are turning to cold cheese.A ferry ride away in Ocean Beach sits Town Pizza, a cozy spot that becomes even more intimate when young crowds pour inside as a sort of nightcap after a night of bar crawling.“It’s mostly for the late night crowd, we get a lot of people [who] order it,” says an employee at the pizzeria, who estimates that more than 60 percent of its late-night customers order the slice.The slice itself has been a source of confusion. People familiar with the idea of waking up and eating leftover pizza question why anyone would actually order a chilled slice.And some of the more than dozen pizzerias contacted by the Press inquiring if they make cold cheese seemed perturbed.Fortina, of Cataffo’s Pizza, was also taken aback by the question even though the pizzeria makes the slice upon request. Cataffo’s doesn’t refer to it as “cold cheese” but fixes up a slice when customers request that he sprinkle some on top.The slice has gained a small—but sometimes fanatical—following, yet it has failed to enter the mainstream. It’s unclear if it will, but more pizzerias are jumping on the bandwagon. The slice is now available at Little Vincent’s location in Ronkonkoma, Rosa’s Pizza in Huntington and ZA Late Night Pizzeria in Rockville Centre—with no shortages of late-night pizza seekers.“Some people will not eat the cold cheese, it’s just not for them,” says Rossi. “But I mean the majority of people, once they have it, they’re hooked.”“You get your money’s worth,” he smiles.last_img read more

The people of Križevci proactively started the development of cycling tourism

first_imgYou can see the list of trails at Google Maps , and you can download GPX and KMP tracks on the site Križevci Cyclists’ Association. You either play the game or you don’t. The people of Križevci see their opportunity in cyclotourism, and step by step they are actively working on its development. And the great news is that the Action Plan was not made “pro forma” nor did it collect dust in the drawer, but they immediately started implementing it. Also, since last month at the Tourist Information Center in Križevci, visitors can rent four mountain and four mountain hybrid electric bicycles and ride the bike paths of Križevci and Kalnički prigorje on a bicycle. The Tourist Board of the City of Križevci invites interested parties to apply for participation in the training and send their applications to Also, it is extremely important that the Križevci Cyclists’ Association (KUB) is active in Križevci, and that they are an active partner in the development of all cycling documents and plans, as well as the organizers of various cycling races in the city of Križevci. The City of Križevci and the Tourist Board of the City of Križevci, in cooperation with partners, this year have developed an Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism until 2025. Education of bicycle guides of Podravina and Prigorje As they point out from the Tourist Board of the city of Križevci, the education will cover a wide range of material: theoretical, practical and field work. Teaching topics such as: the relationship of a bicycle guide to a guest cyclist, guide equipment, group leadership, cartography and orientation (theory and practice), making tourist package deals, basics of physiology and nutrition, first aid, legislation, basics about bicycles ( types, parts, body position, adjustment, e-bike), riding technique and polygon, field service, etc. “In Križevci, we have been working intensively on the development of cycling tourism for several years. One of the two cycling projects where hiking and biking trails have been built has just been completed. We have also published the first series of brochures in five foreign languages, which promote 10 cycling trails. Also, this is the first step, and we are currently preparing the further development of the entire tourism and cycling infrastructure through EU funds. The most important thing is that after a lot of effort we finally see a positive shift in the arrival of cyclists who explore Križevci and Kalničko prigorje”Points out Olinka Gjigaš, director of the Križevci Tourist Board, and adds that things can certainly only get better in accordance with the implementation of the Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism and further investment in the promotion and development of cycling tourism. center_img Bicycle clubs and associations are the bearers of the development of cycling tourism in every destination, and without them it is certainly difficult and almost impossible to develop cycling tourism. They actively “live” cycling tourism from day to day, know and maintain trails, connect with other cyclists and with the support of the city and the tourist community form the backbone of the development of cycling tourism. Of course, as always, it is up to us whether we want market development or not. Funding is always a major issue, but again, it is important to be proactive and strive for development in line with current resources and opportunities. The Ministry and the CNTB encourage and co-finance cycling projects, there are various EU funds, and certainly how the role of the city and the Tourist Board is crucial in all activities. The city as one of the main investors in tourism infrastructure must understand that investing in tourism development as well as cycling tourism is an investment, not a cost. In Croatia we have the knowledge, successful business models, companies, products and individuals to develop cycling tourism. So, we have everything, the only question is whether we want to deal with market development or not. Just marking the cycling tourism maps on the brochure cannot be called as the development of cycling tourism, there is a whole standard for how cycling tourism develops. As the financial resources for the education of bicycle guides are provided through co-financing from the Croatian National Tourist Board, access to the education is free. Thus, one of the first steps in the implementation of the Action Plan was the construction of pedestrian and bicycle paths in Križevci, which have just been presented to the public. Namely, within the EU project Cyclo-Net, new 4,35 kilometers of bicycle paths were built in Križevci and the construction of a bicycle bridge over the Vrtlin stream in Ivana Gundulića Street and the continuation of the access road on Ratarna from the lookout to Potočka Street. As part of the above-mentioned Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism, in addition to the above-mentioned already implemented activities, it was detected that the destination lacks educated cycling guides. That is why the Tourist Board of the City of Križevci is launching a training program for bicycle guides, which will be held in cooperation with the Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA doo) during the month of September 2019 through two weekends in Križevci and its surroundings. The head of the training program is the alpha and omega development of cycling tourism in Croatia, Martin Čotar, a Croatian cyclist and the head of the Bike and Outdoor department of the Istrian Development Tourist Agency.  Photo: Križevci Tourist Boardlast_img read more

Canada’s British Columbia reports first coronavirus case with unknown origin: CBC News

first_imgAnother two patients, a couple in their 50s and 60s, have recently returned from travel to Iran, and the final new patient is a resident of Seattle who is visiting family in the Fraser Health region, the report said.British Columbia now has 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including four patients who have recovered, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.The province shares a border with Washington State, where authorities have documented 70 cases of coronavirus. Topics : Canada’s British Columbia province has identified eight more presumptive cases of a new coronavirus including one involving a woman who has no recent travel history, CBC News reported on Thursday.The woman, who is in her 50s and lives in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, has not had contact with other coronavirus patients or people returning from disease hot spots, the report said.Four of the new cases were identified in the same household as another patient in the Fraser Health region who was identified last week, according to the report.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Budget and Education Funding

first_imgMEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: December 05, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Budget and Education Funding Schools That Teach,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the budget and education funding:“The most important thing we can do to lay a foundation for long-term economic growth in Pennsylvania and prepare our children to compete in a 21st century economy is to make historic investments in education to reverse the devastating cuts from five years ago.“Nearly one month ago, Republican leaders agreed to a budget with me that includes the largest increase in education funding – at all levels – in the history of Pennsylvania. It is long past time for the legislature to move ahead with this agreement and end this impasse.“This agreement, that Republican leaders stood outside my office twice to announce, includes an additional $60 million for early childhood education, which will create 14,000 new slots for children, it invests $400 million new dollars into K through 12 education, a hugely important first step in restoring the cuts made to school funding, and the agreement increases higher education funding by 5 percent.“I urge the legislature to come together and pass the budget with this historic education funding and begin to move the commonwealth forward.”last_img read more

This opulent riverside apartment has hit the market

first_img9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonNestled on the river’s edge, this apartment is one of 34 residences in Newport, a boutique five-level building in the exclusive Hamilton Reach enclave.On entry, a short hallway leads into an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space highlighted by crisp white tones, vitrified tiles and views to the Brisbane River. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonThe cooking space has an island bench top, a breakfast bar, wine fridge, two sinks, ample cabinetry, an integrated coffee machine and Miele appliances including a gas cook top and self-cleaning oven. Accessed via sliding glass doors from the living area is a covered balcony, showcasing the best of the apartment’s river views. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, Hamilton“Apartment 9207 offers opulence and a quality lifestyle on the river’s edge, with a fluid floor plan, secondary living spaces, an entertainer’s kitchen and generous balcony.” Price: $1.525 millionAgent: Elisa McMahon, Ray White City PrecinctTel: 3236 5999, 0419 701 034 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonOther features include ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans, with residents’ amenities including a pool.Listing agent Elisa McMahon said the apartment was in a tightly held residential precinct and offered an exceptional opportunity to the Brisbane market.“Bordered by the Brisbane River and parkland to the south and The Royal Queensland Golf Club to the east, the Newport Building within Hamilton Reach affords one of the most exceptional outlooks in all of Hamilton,” Ms McMahon said.“The architecturally dynamic building boasts sweeping curves that gently mirror the river, with continuous wrapping balustrades providing visual cues to the opulent and perfectly considered space that resides inside. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The main bedroom also opens to the outdoor space, while further accentuated by a large timber walk-in wardrobe and a stylish ensuite with a double vanity, bathtub and rain shower.Two more carpeted bedrooms with timber-finished built-in wardrobes are to the left at the rear of the apartment, adjacent to another bedroom. These bedrooms are serviced by a contemporary bathroom, while completing the residence is a laundry, powder room and ample storage, along with two secure car spaces.last_img read more

Townsville’s property market on the slow road to recovery, according to John McGrath

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS CEO of McGrath Estate Agents, John McGrath spoke at a breakfast held at The Ville. Picture: Scott Radford-Chisholm.REAL Estate veteran John McGrath visited Townsville recently and shared his perspective and predictions for the local property market. Mr McGrath, founder of the ASX-listed company McGrath Limited, said the region should look to Brisbane for hope that the market would recover after this year’s flood event. “Townsville has been through a tough period and it hasn’t seen the same growth as many other parts of Australia, but it’s due for its growth cycle to kick in, and I think that was delayed by the floods,” Mr McGrath said. The best suburbs to yield a good investment in Townsville Mr McGrath said there was activity happening in the Townsville property market, and he believed interest from southern states as well as the continued development of technology and infrastructure in regional areas would help boost this. “We will start to see the natural cycle … there is interest in Queensland coming from the southern states generally, and I’d say that southeast Queensland as well as areas like Townsville will be major beneficiaries,” he said.“I think a lot of people will discover that the development of technology and infrastructure — like airports becoming international as opposed to domestic, and things like high speed internet connection — is all going to allow areas that are traditionally considered remote, more opportunities.“Despite the challenges, there is still activity happening; there’s definitely green shoots, buyers are starting to come back, multiple numbers of people are interested in properties and we haven’t seen that for a while. So it feels like we’re already on the road to recovery but it will probably be gentle for the next six to 12 months.”With the LNP returned to government in the federal election last weekend, there was a higher likelihood that the Adani Carmichael coal mine would go ahead in North Queensland, which Mr McGrath said was another positive for the property market. “From an economic standpoint, (the mine) will definitely benefit the local area significantly,” he said.“I don’t think property values here will double as a result of it, but I think it will bring people, tenants, buyers, investors and awareness into the economy, which will all be positive economically.”center_img Townsville’s ten ‘top rental spots’ Townsville floods. Aerial damage from a helicopter. Picture: Zak Simmonds“Our experience in Brisbane when it went through similar chaos created by the floods was that it took about a year to let the dust settle and get things back to normal. “But remarkably quickly after that people started to get back in the game of buying, selling, growing, and developing.“I understand that people right here in the middle of it might not feel like that’s ever going to happen, but as I said on the Gold Coast a few years ago and in Brisbane — it is going to happen, it’s due for a change.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020READ MORE: Swift buyer bounceback off election result last_img read more

Ronaldo return ruled out

first_imgReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of returning to Manchester United and will see out the rest of his playing career at the Spanish club, according to his agent Jorge Mendes. Press Association The 29-year-old has been in majestic form this season and has scored 15 goals already, including a record-equalling 22nd Primera Division hat-trick against Athletic Bilbao last weekend. That has sparked suggestions his former employers United could try and strike a deal for the Portugal international, who left Old Trafford for Real in an £80million transfer in 2009. center_img However, Ronaldo’s agent appears to have quashed that speculation by insisting the player has no intention of leaving the Bernabeu. Mendes told Spanish radio station Cadena COPE: “You will never find another player like him. He is getting better and will keep getting better until the age of 40. “Cristiano is very happy at Real Madrid and has always been happy. He is going to break all the records there and will retire there. “He has an affection for United because his heart was there for six years. But now all he thinks of is Real Madrid and he will always be here. “Cristiano’s dream is to win another Champions League. He is never satisfied, he always wants more. He never ceases to amaze. It’s impossible to find anyone like him in sporting history.” last_img read more

Acadia Fire heats up in league soccer

first_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Bio Latest Posts Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 The team’s record was 5 wins and 1 tie over the course of league play, which included teams from Bangor, Brewer, Waterville, PenBay and Augusta. They scored an astonishing 37 goals in 6 games, the most amongst all teams in Maine travel soccer this season. They will next play in the fall state cup, which begins after Columbus Day.The U12 team roster includes Aidan Stearns, Julian Walls, Sara Shea, Will Larson, Colin Lacasse, Reider Watson, Daisy Granholm, Finn Sheehan, Spencer Dominy, Leao Nelson, Riley Evans, Mason Tupper, Keegan Omlor and Treyan Nelson. The team is coached by Michael Curless and assisted by Brian Dominy.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAcadia Fire FC offers soccer programs throughout the year for children ages 5-18 in their new indoor soccer facility, The Fire House, located on Route 3 in Trenton. Contact Michael Curless at READFIELD — In a clash of league leaders, Hancock County’s Acadia Fire FC’s U12 soccer team played to a 3-1 victory on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Maranacook to secure the top seed in the division. Fenceviewer Staff Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)last_img read more

J-D to meet ESM for girls lacrosse sectional Class C title

first_img Tags: ESMgirls lacrosseJ-D It never got closer again, Andrus finishing with a career-best six goals as Rileigh White had four assists to go with her pair of tallies. Kelly Thomas had a three-goal hat trick to match Barton as Biel scored twice. Sophia Orlando and Julia Caruana had one goal apiece and Anna James finished with nine saves.All of this followed the first semifinal between top seed J-D and no. 4 seed Cortland, which ended 19-7 in the Red Rams’ favor, though the final did not reflect some early nerves.Having lost twice to J-D in the regular season by margins of 18-10 and 17-9, the Purple Tigers hung right with the Rams throughout the early stages, even using goals by Morgan Tabel and Grace Call to pull even 4-4 late in the first half.Had it stayed this way until halftime, Cortland may have made J-D worry even more – but in the last 2:06, Ana Dieroff scored and Lindsay MacLachlan hit on her third goal.Not only did it put the Rams in front 6-4, it foreshadowed a blitz early in the second half where Emliy Bobrek, Arysa Lux and Kailey McKenna all scored, and after Cortland cut the margin to 9-5, J-D outscored them 10-2 the rest of the way.MacLachlan earned 11 points from her five goals and six assists. Dieroff scored four times, with Lily Loewenguth getting three goals as Riley LaTray had two goals and one assist. Ava Brazie and Jordan Archer also had goals.So it’s J-D against ESM next Tuesday at 5:30 at SUNY-Cortland, battling for the sectional Class C championship.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Claiming a Section III Class C championship was not new for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls lacrosse team, but having to beat its neighbors from East Syracuse Minoa to get that prize was different.In its first season in the Class C ranks, the Spartans worked its way to last Tuesday night’s title game, the direct result of an inspired post-season effort capped by its 18-12 victory over Fulton in the May 23 semifinals at CBA’s Alibrandi Stadium.ESM have to get through a Fulton side that had reached the sectional finals each of the previous two years, though it had played quite well against them in two high-scoring regular-season meetings that the sides split.center_img Other than allowing the first goal, the Spartans never trailed, and once Katherine Andrus converted on a dazzling end-to-end effort to put her side in front 3-2, the Red Raiders would spend the rest of the game chasing ESM.Any time Fulton tried to catch up, the Spartans countered, whether it was Julianna Barton’s goal after the Red Raiders cut the margin to 6-5 or Andrus finding the net 27 seconds before halftime, stretching the margin to 9-6.A weather delay for lightning in the area prolonged halftime for half an hour, but once the game resumed, the back-and-forth continued until Andrus, Barton and Emma Biel hit on consecutive goals, extending ESM’s lead to 13-8 early in the second half.last_img read more