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  • Her Majesty Queen Lesli Margherita Is Taking Your Questions

    first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Matilda View Comments Taylor Trensch, Lesli Margherita & Gabriel Ebert in ‘Matilda'(Photo: Joan Marcus)center_img Hear ye, hear ye! Her majesty Queen Lesli is heading to Broadway.com to answer your questions That’s right, maggots. Your favorite Looks Not Books vlogger, “Loud” belter and dog walker Lesli Margherita is set to sit on the velvety blue couch and reveal all the answers to everything you asked. So now it’s your turn to stick out and stand out in front of the crowd and send the Matilda fave anything you want to ask her. (Think of it as an entire Looks Not Books episode dedicated to a “Q and EGH”!) What is her ultimate dream role? Any follow-up on that hot garbage man? Send along your questions below, and then tune in for the “Q and EGH” when Queen Lesli reveals her answers!<a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/mv0ce8g1w4n7b9/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/mv0ce8g1w4n7b9/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Related Showslast_img read more

  • Brazil Creates Technical Group to Monitor Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    first_imgBy Dialogo March 18, 2011 Thank you for the solidarity, but Haiti is nearer to us. In view of Japan’s nuclear crisis which is a product of the state of the thermal nuclear plant, it is prudent to review all of the protocols in order to see if all of these plants are in condition to withstand an earthquake like the one Japan had and if possible to recover the outer shell as a preventative measure to protect people from the radiation that could escape from these plants. The Brazilian government decided on 15 March to create a multi-sector group that will monitor the nuclear crisis in Japan and may conduct a review of the country’s atomic security protocols, if appropriate, Science and Technology Minister Aloizio Mercadante announced. Mercadante made the announcement following a meeting with representatives of the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN), the Brazilian Physics Research Center, and the engineering department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The objective is “to monitor events daily, as they happen, with regard to the situation at the Fukushima power plant,” severely damaged by the earthquake on 11 March and the impact of a tsunami shortly afterward, Mercadante explained. The Brazilian minister did not rule out the possibility that on the basis of their analysis of the episode, the experts may suggest modifications to the safety plans and protocols at the Angra I and II nuclear power plants – already in operation – and the future Angra III. “The Japanese case must end with a series of new protocols. Brazil will adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the safety of the population,” he said. “We have no problem taking another look at practices, protocols, or policies in order to maintain the safety of our power plants,” he added. Up to now, he affirmed, no problems have been recorded at the Angra I and II power plants. “In all these years, decades of functioning, it’s been demonstrated that they are completely safe,” he affirmed. In addition to Angra I and II, the Defense Ministry is coordinating work, about which information is restricted, to develop a nuclear-powered submarine, the hull of which Brazil has already purchased from France. After a devastating earthquake and tsunami, a series of severe problems have affected the Fukushima 1 plant, 1,250 km northeast of Tokyo, since 11 March. Since then, reactors 1, 2, and 3 have been affected by an explosion each, as has reactor 4, despite the fact that it was shut down for maintenance at the time of the earthquake.last_img read more

  • BTN interview: Marcello Cicalò, group director of operations, Italian Hospitality Collection | Focus

    first_imgOlderBreaking Travel News interview: Mamdooh Moktar, chief executive, Sky Prime Aviation Services BTN: This is not the first time you have been honoured in this way – what do you think it is that attracts voters to the Italian Hospitality Collection properties?MC: This is true – Fonteverde and Grotta Giusti were already honoured at the World Spa Awards in the past years. Grotta Giusti, in particular, was awarded the title of World’s Best Thermal Grotto Spa in 2018 and 2019. – Advertisement – Marcello Cicalò: It is always a great honour to be awarded at the World Spa Awards. We feel very proud of these recognitions as every year World Spa Awards selects the best properties in the spa industry worldwide. The awards can be seen as a milestone of the year: they confirm that our job has been successful and that our guests are satisfied of our hotel services and spa experiences.- Advertisement – Italian Hospitality Collection is celebrating a double win at the World Spa Awards, with Breaking Travel News here catching up with group director of operations, Marcelo Cicalò, to find out moreBreaking Travel News: Congratulations on your recognition at the World Spa Awards – with the Spa at Fonteverde honoured with the title of World’s Best Country House Hotel Spa and Grotta Giusti taking the trophy for World’ Best Thermal Grotto Spa. How does it feel to have won?- Advertisement – – Advertisement – NewerBTN interview: Alexandra Vila, global senior manager, brand strategy and communications, LATAM So, this is the third consecutive year that we win in this category. What attracts voters? The unique offering that we have (I’m referring to the thermal grotto of Grotta Giusti, in particular), the beauty of the destination where our resorts are located, in Tuscany, and the experience, the kindness and the professionalism of our hotel team and spa therapists.BTN: How useful are the World Spa Awards when it comes to promoting the collection of luxury hotels around the world?MC: World Spa Awards is a well-recognised organisation all over the world. Being awarded in it, year after year, helps us promoting our resorts as the best spas internationally. We usually give notice of the winners’ recognitions through our social media channels, our PR activities, on our websites and throughout our sales activities. It helps us positioning in the upper scale market.BTN: It has been a tough year for hospitality, in Italy, and across Europe – is there hope for a revival moving into 2021?MC: We do really hope so.Due to the general situation, we noticed a growing demand for healthcare and wellbeing. People are more interested in taking care of themselves. So, our spa resorts are the best destinations they can refer to, thanks to our long-time experience in medical programmes.More InformationFrom the highly considered interiors and plush décor, to the charming hotel staff, Italian Hospitality Collection seeks to ensure every moment of an experience is steeped in true Italian culture. When they welcome you as a guest, they greet you with the warmth and care reminiscent of family, inviting you to indulge in the finest they have to offer. Find out more about the stunning collection on the official website.last_img read more

  • Sitting pretty

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  • $170M project at Robina gets sense savvy with a new open-air gallery

    first_imgVue Terrace Homes at Robina, now has an open-air gallery where you can listen to running water, enjoy the natural scents of the flowering shrubs and see the landscaping.TAKING the display home concept one step further, Robina Group have launched an open-air gallery at its $170 million Vue Terrace Homes development on the Gold Coast.The gallery walk, a vision brought to fruition by landscape architect specialists, Planit Consulting, enables potential buyers to see, feel, listen and smell their way through the new community.The walk will give a glimpse into the community’s features such as landscaping, private courtyards, the pool and water feature that are part of the central recreation area.Vue Terrace Homes open-air gallery“It is refreshing to see a developer dedicated to not only showcasing the design, interiors and architecture of a project, but the landscaped physical environment that compliments it,” Planit Consulting director Boyd Sargeant said.New developments: Search for apartments“Visitors can walk through the open-air gallery and get a glimpse of the surrounding natural environment — they can see the lush landscaping and views, touch and listen to running water and enjoy the natural scents of flowering shrubs and vines.“The open-air gallery will summarise the landscape treatments of the community through a themed walkway that displays the varying open spaces of the development.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoVue Terrace Homes open-air galleryThe gallery has an ascent to a five metre high viewing deck, offering panoramic views of the city skyline, representing the outlook that many of the two-storey terrace homes will have.Vue Terrace Homes is the single largest residential project undertaken by the Robina Group, a company that has been developing Robina for nearly 40 years.The development has already posted $35 million in off-the-plan sales, with 80 per cent of stage one sold and early site preparation and civil works now underway.Robina Group sales manager Azura Griffen said the open-air landscape gallery elevated the buyers experience of the project to an exciting new level.“As well as having furnished display homes for our visitors to walk through, we wanted to capture what it will actually feel like to live in the community,” Mr Griffen said.Vue Terrace Homes open-air gallery“The integration between the central relaxation zones and the surrounding parklands, and the uninterrupted skyline and water vistas, which residents will enjoy, are key attributes for this project that we wanted to capture.”Stage one of Vue Terrace Homes has 71 three-bedroom two storey homes from $599,000. Each home has a flexible design, European appliances, high quality finishes and NBN capability.The community is in the heart of Robina, close to the Robina Town Centre, schools, restaurants and prestige brand outlets.last_img read more

  • Bidders fought it out in $1000 lots to secure this Windsor house, blowing way past its reserve

    first_img64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.auMr Webster said once bidding reached $650,000 it came down to two parties who were very keen to secure the home.“It just went at $1000 a bid and just kept on going up,’’ he said.The eventual buyer, Mr Webster said, was a young man who intended to finish the renovations and live in it. 64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.auHe said the owner was moving into an aged car facility, so the family were keen on a good sale price which would ensure costs could be covered.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Mr Webster said seven bidders registered for the auction.He believed many were keen because of the large block of land, 1148sq m, and that the former owner had started a renovation and already completed some of the major tasks including raising the house. 64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.auBIDDERS fought it out in $1000 increments to secure this Windsor house, blowing tens of thousands of dollar past its reserve.The home at 64 Cartwright St, ended up selling under the hammer for $693,000 — $43,000 above its reserve price.Marketing agent Steven Webster of Ray White Spring Hill, said it had been in the same family for more than 35 years.center_img 64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.au“He had been through it a few times and had shown interest from day one,’’ he said.“To get yourself a property on 1150sq m of real estate so close to the CBD is pretty rare,’’ Mr Webster said.The three-bedroom home has original VJ walls and timber flooring.last_img read more

  • Brgy. San Juan tanod survives assassination try

    first_imgBanquillo said the gunmen may havemistaken Villaruel for his elder brother, a drug suspect who was released fromthe Iloilo District Jail in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo only recently. The 46-year-old Limuel Villaruelsustained four gunshot wounds on his shoulder and hands. He was buying fishballs when shot at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. “The barangay tanod has no derogatory record with us,” said Banquillo./PN Villaruel was taken to the IloiloDoctors’ Hospital. Rubute, on the other hand, was confined at the WesternVisayas Medical Center for a gunshot wound on her left thigh. A .45 pistol was used on VIllaruel,according to Police Major Engelbert Banquillo, Molo police station chief,citing the 12 empty bullet shells recovered from the crime scene. “We have yet to identify the gunmen,”Banquillo said yesterday. The motorcycle back rider who fired atVillaruel was wearing a helmet. ILOILO City – A barangay tanod survived an assassination attemptby riding-in-tandem gunmen in Barangay San Juan, Molo district. Fish ball vendor Angelita Rubute, 50, wasalso hit.last_img read more

  • Wanda R. Wernke

    first_imgWanda R. Wernke, age 94 of Batesville, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Majestic Care in North Vernon. Born January 12, 1926 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Alma (Nee: Mozer) and Edwin Wernke. Wanda began her working career in the kitchen at Margaret Mary Hospital, but eventually would stop working to take care of her parents as health issues necessitated. She spent the majority of her life serving as the caregiver to her parents. Aside from those caregiver responsibilities, Wanda was also a part-time housekeeper for her neighbors. She loved flowers and found great pleasure watering and caring for her wide variety of flowers. Wanda also enjoyed watching sports and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Indiana University basketball. For her, bike riding was a fun activity and she would often ride to town or nearby Liberty Park to watch baseball games. Later in life she would go back to work in the housekeeping department for Hillenbrand Industries. Wanda is survived by her sister-in-law Kate Wernke of North Vernon, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brothers Edward “Jake” and Paul “Ham” Wernke. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana, 47201. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

  • Statewide COVID-19 cases stand at over 48,000

    first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 330 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A total of 48,331 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 526,592 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 9.2% positive rate and 5 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,505 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 238 cases and 23 deaths reported, Decatur County has a total of 250 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 124 positive cases and 8 deaths and Ripley County has 117 positive cases and 7 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img

  • 1-year-old one of the victims in tragic boating accident

    first_imgThe Martin County Sheriff’s Office is reporting at a 1-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman were the victim’s of a tragic boating accident on the intracoastal Sunday.The incident occurred near Sewall’s Point and Sandsprit Park just after 8 pm.Officials say the victims, 1-year-old Hudson Matakaetis and 28-year-old Paige Barrett, were ejected from the boat when it crashed, however, they did not give any details on what the boat crashed in to or how the incident occurred.The victims were rushed to an area hospital with extremely serious injuries and later passed away.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has since taken over the investigation and will be releasing more information on the incident once it becomes available.last_img