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Legendary Broadway Hotspot Cafe Edison Will Shut Its Doors

Legendary Broadway Hotspot Cafe Edison Will Shut Its Doors

first_img View Comments Hotel Edison General Manager Richard Hotter said in a statement, “For over thirty years, Hotel Edison and its ownership has enjoyed a wonderful, productive relationship with the Edison Cafe. We can confirm that the Café is closing as the hotel prepares to upgrade and restore the space. In the coming months, we are excited to reveal further details about our plans for this iconic location.” The coffee shop has a rich history with Broadway theatergoers and insiders alike. August Wilson drafted three scripts on its napkins. Neil Simon referred to the hotspot as “something magical.” His 2001 comedy 45 Seconds from Broadway was inspired by his affection for the restaurant. Following the death of owner Harry Edelstein in 2009, Broadway theaters dimmed their marquees to pay tribute. The Edison Hotel has also shut down the original Rum House bar in 2010 and Sofia’s Italian restaurant in 2013. Conrad Strohl, the cafe’s manager, did say that they are looking to relocate. However, it will difficult to replace the sentiment of the ornate columns, powder blue ceilings and the juxtaposition of chandeliers paired with neon signs. After 34 years, Cafe Edison, a beloved destination for the Broadway community, has locked its doors for good. According to Vanishing New York, the midtown coffee shop, also known as the Polish Tea Room to its frequent inhabitants, will close shop at the Hotel Edison in the near future, as the building does not intend to renew the cafe’s lease.last_img read more

Quick Hits: New Tick Spreading in the East + Regional Runners Advance to Olympic Trials

Quick Hits: New Tick Spreading in the East + Regional Runners Advance to Olympic Trials

first_imgRegional Runners Advance to Olympic Marathon TrialsOn December 2, five regional runners from ZAP Fitness, an Olympic training center for runners in Blowing Rock, NC, toed the line at the California International Marathon and secured their spots to the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. ZAP runners Josh Izweski and Joe Stilin finished third and forth respectively, clocking times of 2:13:14 and 2:13:19. ZAP athlete Andrew Colley ran a steady pace, finishing in 2:17:27 and claiming 17thplace while teammate Matt McClintock fought hamstring cramps to finish in 2:18:03. In the women’s race, Joanna Thompson ran strong, crossing the finish line in 2:42:26 and knocking 6-minutes off of her marathon personal best. The Atlanta Track Club will host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials on February 29, 2020 in conjunction with the Atlanta Marathon, which will be held the following day. Newly Discovered Tick Spreading Widely in Eastern U.S.First discovered in the U.S. on a sheep in New Jersey in August 2017, the Asian Longhorned Tick is spreading quickly throughout the country and has since been discovered in eight other states—Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The tick is common in other parts of the world and is a serious threat to livestock. In some regions of New Zealand and Australia, the tick can reduce production in dairy cattle by 25 percent. “The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown,” said Ben Beard, deputy director of CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. “In other parts of the world, the Asian longhorned tick can transmit many types of pathogens common in the United States. We are concerned that this tick, which can cause massive infestations on animals, on people, and in the environment, is spreading in the United States,” Beard said. Unlike most other tick species, a female Asian longhorned tick can reproduce without mating, resulting in hundreds to thousands of ticks on a single animal or person. Former Appalachian Coal Miners Urge Congress to Extend Black Lung FundingFormer coal miners recently visited Washington to urge lawmakers to extend an excise tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease. The tax is paid by coal companies and funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. The fund supplies benefits and a medical expense card to black lung sufferers and their dependents when a coal company appeals the miner’s black lung benefits award or when the company goes bankrupt and is freed from paying black lung benefits. The trust fund paid about $184 million in benefits to more than 25,000 coal miners and dependents in 2017. House Republicans inserted a one-year extension for the tax into a recently released tax bill but advocates say it’s a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Rates of black lung, an incurable disease, have been on the rise in Appalachia in recent years.last_img read more

The Life Simulation – walking in your member’s shoes

The Life Simulation – walking in your member’s shoes

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You never truly know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes.  This saying fits in perfectly with the National Credit Union Foundation’s Experiential Learning programs.  It’s hard to understand what someone may be going through or experiencing until you place yourself in their situation; and live it yourself.This is exactly the intention of the Foundation’s Life Simulation, an exercise designed to help credit union employees, volunteers and leadership begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.  In the simulation, the participants assume the roles of individuals living in a family who are living just above the poverty line, and all these roles are based off of real-life people and situations. Some families are newly unemployed, some are homeless and others are senior citizens living on disability payments or raising grandchildren.During the three hour activity, these “families” are struggling to make ends meet in the simulated month of four fifteen minute weeks.  The simulation is designed to help credit union professionals start to better understand the members they serve, and to help meet members where they are in life.  Again, it’s hard to help someone if you don’t understand what they may be going through. continue reading »last_img read more

NYS Police search for elderly driver who caused crash

NYS Police search for elderly driver who caused crash

first_imgPolice say a driver who was traveling eastbound on Route 17 saw a silver vehicle traveling the wrong way, swerved to avoid a head-on crash, and rolled over. NICHOLS (WBNG) — New York State Police are searching for an elderly driver who caused a crash on State Route 17 on Saturday. Authorities say the vehicle traveling the wrong way continued in that direction. The driver of the vehicle that rolled over was transported to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, and is being treated for head and neck injuries. Police described the driver of the silver car as an elderly woman, possibly in her 80s. Anyone with information is asked to contact New York State Police at Owego at (607)687-3961.last_img

RBoS to launch Glasgow search

RBoS to launch Glasgow search

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First home buyers can pay a fifth for an apartment in Brisbane compared to Sydney buyers

First home buyers can pay a fifth for an apartment in Brisbane compared to Sydney buyers

first_imgA one-bedder in inner city Petrie Terrace is seeking offers of more than $199,000 — a lot cheaper than a similar property would set you back in Sydney. Picture: realestate.com.auI had dinner with an agent this week — a young woman in her twenties selling units in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.We were discussing the cost of one-bedrooms apartment which she had recently sold or was currently negotiating.The prices of these ranged from $1 million to $1.7 million!When I asked her what was the main demographic of buyers, she said it was singles or young couples her age — say what?!Oh and for the record, these units were roughly all less than 50sq m, without harbour or city views and some without car parking spaces.In a week when the budget announced measures to help first home buyers enter the market, I genuinely hope they’re not trying to push them into these areas.Most of the country is offering great value, but these inner city markets of Sydney and Melbourne are not the place for a first homebuyer to be dipping their toes.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoTo give you some comparison you could do a search of properties listed in Brisbane’s CBD and find one-bedroom units for less than $200,000 or even in New Farm in the $200,000s.I completely understand the population benefits of Sydney, but is Brisbane really only 20 per cent (or less) of their price?Fortunately, the budget does seems to have a plan to steer these first home buyers into the markets that are not overstimulated.There is a provision in the budget that extends the powers of APRA, which can dictate to the banks on some of the lending criteria for certain suburbs.This could likely mean the banks will be restricted on the amount of money they can lend in these bull markets.I believe this and the levies applied to foreign investors, if used in the spirit of the budget, could slow these super fast markets.last_img read more

Builder voted most trusted

Builder voted most trusted

first_imgThe GJ Gardener Coolum 262 display home at North Shore in Burdell.GJ Gardner Homes has been voted the most trusted builder by consumers three years in a row.The Townsville builder received a rating of 4.7 out of a possible 5-star rating from 214 reviews on ProductReview.com.au, making them the top-rated national builder among hundreds of builders that are tracked by the consumer opinion website.G.J. Gardner Homes Townsville owner Graham Chetland said they were proud to be part of a brand that has such a strong reputation among their clients. 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 2020“Reputation is everything in the building game and these results show we’re doing the right thing by our clients,” he said.“We have built an environment of trust with new home builders, with a focus on delivering transparency, guaranteed build times, strong communication and fixed budgets.”Mr Chetland said G.J. Gardner Homes was constantly looking for new ways to make the design and building process easier for clients.“Last year we launched an Australian-first special immersive 3D tour experience for new home buyers, allowing them to virtually walk through homes and customise floor plans on screen. This has been a game changer, as it allows our clients to visualise what would be as close to the actual finish and build quality as possible.”ProductReview.com.au is Australia’s largest consumer opinion website and aims to help consumers make better purchasing decisions.The annual ProductReview.com.au Awards showcase the top performing products and services as rated by Australian consumers in the last 12 months. It receives approximately 35,000 reviews each month across 18 main categories and attracts over 4.5 million monthly visitors who are researching their next purchaselast_img read more

CMPort to Buy Controlling Stake in Zhongshan Port Group

CMPort to Buy Controlling Stake in Zhongshan Port Group

first_imgHong Kong-listed port investor China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) has agreed, through its subsidiary, to buy a 51 percent stake in Zhongshan Port Group.Under a share purchase agreement, expected to be signed on September 13, 2017, CMPort’s Shenzhen Chiwan Wharf Holdings Limited would buy the share from Zhongshan Zhonghang Investment Development for a total of CNY 485 million (USD 74.1 million).The amount would be paid in two installments and funded by the internal resources of the group and external bank loan facilities.Zhongshan Port Group currently operates three port zones namely Zhongshan Port, Xiaolan Port and Shenwan Port in the Pearl River Delta region with a total of 23 berths in operation.CMPort said that the acquisition would further strengthen its port network and strategic synergy of port resources in the Pearl River Delta region.Following completion of the deal, Chiwan Wharf, Zhongshan Zhonghang Investment Development and Zhongshan District City Construction Investment Group Co (ZDCCI) will each hold 51 percent, 11.51 percent and 37.49 percent of the equity interest in the port, respectively.Earlier in September, CMPort entered into a deal to buy 90 percent of shares in Brazilian port operator TCP Participações S.A.With the acquisition of TCP, worth USD 923.7 million, the group aims to expand its business to the Latin America region and further consolidate its position globally.last_img read more

IMCA Promotes Ford to Technical Director

IMCA Promotes Ford to Technical Director

first_imgInternational Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), has promoted Mark Ford to technical director of the global organisation.“Mark has been with IMCA for the last seven years and knows the association perhaps better than anybody,” explained IMCA’s CEO, Allen Leatt. “I know therefore that he will do a great job for us in driving our technical programme, which continues to grow in scope and detail.”Ford joined the IMCA Secretariat in 2012 from Charles Taylor Consulting, where he worked as a senior surveyor and divisional director in the safety and loss prevention department.At Braemar Engineering he was a consultant engineer specialising in FMEA studies of offshore vessels. Earlier, he worked as a superintendent engineer managing a fleet of vessels with respect to dry dockings and technical maintenance. Ford has a 25-year career at sea including extensive experience as Chief Engineer on DSVs and offshore support vessels.In 2018 he was unanimously endorsed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to become a member of the IACS Advisory Committee (AVC).last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs And Lady Chargers Split MS VB Games

Lady Bulldogs And Lady Chargers Split MS VB Games

first_imgThe Batesville 7th grade volleyball team fell to North Decatur in 2 games. Scores were 15-25; 24-25. Anna Bauer led the team with 6 service points, while Sydney Huffner hit all 6 of her serves earning 3 points. Alyssa Butler chipped in with 2 points as she was perfect on all 3 of her service attempts. Claire Lecher and Sydney Huffner were each credited with a kill.The 8th grade volleyball team overcame a slow start to earn the victory over North Decatur by the scores 17-25; 25-19; 15-9. Kylie Wanninger continued her consistent serving with a 16 for 17 effort earning 11 points including 5 aces. Kelsey Shupe and Caitlynn Werner were each 8 for 9 serving earning 7 and 4 points respectively. Caitlynn Werner had 4 kills, while Kelsey Shupe, Maggie Walsman, and Tori Kurtz knocked in 3 a piece.The next game will be vs. Milan at home on Thursday. Come out and support the teams!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more